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Displaying 15 Lots in Category - Australia - Kangaroos Second Wmk
C of A KANGAROOS - 2nd Watermark
2½d indigo, 9d violet & 1/- blue-green.
2d to 9d, unusually well centred (especially the 9d which is quite exceptional), very lightly mounted, Cat $1125.
6(1)k 2d grey with Retouched Left-Hand Frame & Retouching North-West of the Map BW #6(1)k [1L55], 'SPECIAL/ 7MY15/=SYDNEY=' cds, Cat $500. This unit developed a prominent scratch & was substituted: see #7(1)ka & kb.
18(1)ja 6d ultramarine Substituted Cliché (Die IIA) BW #18(1)ja [1R60] early state of the break in the left-hand frame, no gum, Cat $12,500 (mint). Chris Ceremuga Certificate (2012) states "extremely rare in unused condition".
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18(1)ja 6d ultramarine Substituted Cliché (Die IIA) BW #18(1)ha (SG 26b), one pulled perf at the top, 'DONGARRA/ 15AUG16/WESTN AUSTRALIA' cds with the 'O' neatly surrounding the flaw, Cat $6000 (£2750). RPSofV Certificate (2016).
25(2)f 9d violet with Shading Breaks in Gulf of Carpentaria & below 'NINE PENCE' BW #25(2)f, unmounted, $2500 plus a significant premium for the listed variety.
25a 9d violet with the Watermark Inverted BW #25a, exceptionally well-centred, couple of short perfs, partial '(PARCEL) POST/...17/BRISBANE' cds, Cat $5000. [ACSC states "two dozen used examples are known...about half have non-postal (Telephone, Accounts Branch) Brisbane markings". However postal usage from Brisbane is not recorded]
36a 2/- brown Thin Paper (.07mm) BW #36a, well centred, lightly mounted, Cat $4500. RPSofV Certificate (2013).
43 5/- grey & chrome with the Watermark Inverted, unusually well centred, Cat $2000.
43 5/- grey & chrome with the Watermark Inverted BW #43a, a few uneven perfs, light 'RIALTO' (Vic) cds, Cat $750.
43 5/- grey & chrome with minor Doubling of the Frame Plate, well centred, irregular perfs & large hinge remainder, Cat $1500+. [The listed Doubly Printed Frame Plate is a major & dramatic variety, Cat $27,500 mint. This example shows minor doubling below the Kangaroo's tail]
43 5/- grey & chrome with Doubly Printed Frame Plate BW #43c (SG 30a), exceptional centring, characteristic rough perfs, some red crayon residue on the face, 'THE EXCHANGE' (NSW) cds, Cat $9000 (£4000). RPSofV Certificate (2017). Rare: only five or six used examples without 'OS' puncture are recorded. [Absent from Stuart Hardy's & Julian Sterling's collections. Arthur Gray's example - minor problems - sold in February 2007 for $US4887 (= $A6788 at the time). Hugh Morgan's vertical pair - "some minor imperfections" sold in 2012 for £3840]
of PUNCTURED 'OS': 6d blue BW #18ba vertical strip of 3, the second unit with a pre-printing paper crease but unmounted, Cat $3750.
of - 9d violet pair exceptionally well-centred, neat 'BRISBANE/..AU16/QUEENSLAND' cds, Cat $700.
of - 5/- grey & yellow BW #43b, well centred, light strike of the oval Perth registration datestamp, Cat $700. An unusually fine example.