Prestige Philately Auction 229 CatalogueCatalogue by themeMonograms
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Displaying 15 Lots in Category - Monograms
C of A KANGAROOS - 1st Watermark
31d red Die I lower-right block of 30 (6x5) from the right-hand pane - Plate C - including listed variety ACSC #2(C)n plus varieties identified by Pope et al on units [37, 43, 51 (a), 55, 56 & 58] and the 'JBC' Monogram #2(C)zb, unmounted, Cat $2600++. A delightful single-page display.
C of A KGV - Single Watermark
71(4)zhSmooth Paper 1d red Plate 4 block of 4 with 'JBC' Monogram 3mm below the Jubilee Line ACSC #71(4)zh, Cat $450+ (mounted). [The monogram is more deteriorated than even the Third State illustrated in the ACSC]
75zbWar Savings Paper 1d red Die III 'CA' Monogram strip of 3 ACSC #75zb, unmounted, Cat $3500++ (mounted).
NEW SOUTH WALES
1888-89 Centennial of New South WalesWmk '5/-' 5/- Map deep violet SG 261a lower-right corner pair with '1888' Monogram, large-part o.g. Ex Colonel Harrie Evans and Jim Johnstone: acquired at the Prestige auction of 4.5.2002 for $3680.
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1890 Centennial High ValuesWmk '5/ NSW'-in-Diamond 5/- Map selection noted as SG 263, 263a, 263b x2, 263c(i), 263c(ii), 263d & 263da, all but one with large-part o.g., Cat £3000+.
1890 Centennial High ValuesWmk '5/ NSW'-in-Diamond 5/- mauve Perf 11 SG 263da overprinted 'SPECIMEN' complete sheet of 50 (10x5) with 'CP' 'G Pr O/NSW' & '1888' Monograms in the lower margin & complete imprint in the upper margin, a few very minor perf separations in the margins, full unmounted o.g. Superb! Almost certainly Ex Australia Post Archival Sale Number 1 (part of Lot 18).
1890 Centennial High ValuesWmk-in-Circle 20/- cobalt-blue Perf 12x11 SG 264cb lower-right corner block of 4 with '1888' Monogram, part- to large-part o.g., Cat £1500++. Ex Colonel Harrie Evans and Jim Johnstone: acquired at the Prestige auction of 24.5.2008 for $12,075.
1902-03 Wmk '65' 1/- purple-brown Kangaroo SG 325 block of 6 from the base of the sheet with the Monograms 'G Pr O/NSW' (large-part) & '1888' and the sheet number printed in the same colour, the three lower units are unmounted, Cat £420++. Ex Jim Johnstone: acquired at the Prestige auction of 17.10.2008 for $575.
1905 Crown/A Chalk-Surfaced Paper20/- bright cobalt-blue Perf 12 BW #N76 (SG 350a) marginal single from the base of the sheet with 'GPrO/NSW' Monogram, exceptional centring, large-part o.g., grossly undercatalogued at $400++ (£400++). Rare. [Jim Johnstone's similar Perf 11 example sold at the Prestige auction of 24.5.208 for $2415]
1905 Crown/A Chalk-Surfaced Paper20/- bright cobalt-blue Perf 11x12 BW #N74 (SG 350b) lower-right corner single with '1888' Monogram, well centred, slight yellowing of the gum, large-part o.g. & very lightly mounted, grossly undercatalogued at $400 (£400++). Rare.
1905 Crown/A Chalk-Surfaced Paper20/- bright cobalt-blue Perf 11x12 BW #N75B (SG 350b) lower-left corner pair with large-part 'CP' (Charles Potter) Monogram, rich shade, very lightly mounted. Superb! Ex Colonel Harrie Evans: acquired at the Prestige auction of 30.4.2011 for $8050. [The ACSC notes the presence of monograms in this issue but states "The existence of marginal monograms in the various perforations is not well documented, and at present no attempt has been made to list these". We note that the equivalent face-value Kangaroo First Wmk £1 - issued throughout the country, not just in one State - monogram singles are catalogued at $90,000+ each]
NEW SOUTH WALES - Official Stamps
'OS' OVERPRINTS:1888-90 1d mauve Perf 11x12 SG O39b complete sheet of 120 (12x10) with 'CP' 'G Pr O/NSW' & '1888' Monograms each twice in the lower margin & four complete imprints in the other margins, a few very minor perf separations, large-part o.g. with most units unmounted, Cat £420++.
1905-11 Electrotype Crown/A6d carmine-lake Perf 11 (SG 254a) 'JBC' Monogram single ACSC #T61zc, very well centred, large-part o.g., grossly undercatalogued at $200.
1912 Thin Pre-Gummed PaperPerf 12½ 1d red (SG 261) 'JBC' & 'CA' Monogram corner blocks of 9 ACSC #T20z & zb probably from the same sheet, some minor reinforcing in the margins but the stamps are unmounted, undercatalogued at $720++ (mounted).
AUSTRALIA:Auction catalogues for Arthur Gray's 'Kangaroos' (Feb 2007, h/b), 'KGV Exhibit' (2015, h/b), 'Other KGV' (2016). Outstanding references for the major parts of the greatest Australian collection ever formed.