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Displaying 6 Lots in Category - Monograms
C of A - Kangaroo Issues
Used accumulationwith First Wmk 6d blue apparent kiss print showing doubling of '6d', Third Wmk 6d blue 'CA' monogram single on piece with Melbourne cds (faults), CofA 10/- and £2 with small corner cds, then quantity including 2d x150+, 3d x250+ (unchecked for dies), 6d blue x400+, 6d brown x100+, 9d x100+, 1/- x300+, 2/- brown x50+, 5/- x 24 etc noted some blocks of 4 and larger, a few annotated flaws & inverted wmks, plus considerable postmark interest, condition variable but many fine.
C of A KANGAROOS - 3rd Watermark
196d ultramarine Die II monogram pair the left-hand unit with Plate 2 'CA' monogram ACSC #19(2)ze (substituted for 'JBC'; shaved marginal line) and minor creasing, the right-hand unit with a few faults, fine 'MELBOURNE/ 22 /7JL19/VICTORIA' cds, extremely rare intact commercially used example, Cat $4000 for mounted mint single.
xPUNCTURED 'OS': 2d grey Plate 1 'CA' Monogram single BW #7ba(1)zb, unmounted, Cat $1800 (mounted). [The ACSC states "Prices for varieties with OS puncture are twice the price of unpunctured stamps"]
C of A KGV - Single Watermark
71(3)zbSmooth Paper 1d scarlet-red with the Watermark Inverted 'CA' Monogram corner strip of 3 ACSC #71a(3)zb, well centred, minor faults & some reinforced perfs, Cat $1250 plus a significant premium for the watermark being inverted. Scott Starling Certificate (2017) states "a very rare combination".
1104d orange monogram block of 6 with Plate 1 'CA' monogram and adjoining unit with 'White Flaw Behind Emu's Leg' ACSC #110(1)zb, unmounted (hinge remain in margin only), some minor gum toning but still very attractive, Cat $1500 for mounted mint corner pair only.
C of A KGV - Large Multiple Watermark
73(3)zCooke Printings Plate 3 1d carmine-pink 'CA' Monogram block of 12 (4x3) ACSC #73A(3)z, the left-hand unit in the second row with Small White Scratch behind Roo, minor perf reinforcement in the lower margin otherwise unmounted, Cat $12,500 for a mounted monogram strip of 3 + $11,250 for nine unmounted singles. Outstanding rarity in this format. Scott Starling Certificate (2017) states "A fine and fresh example of a very rare block".
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