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Displaying 18 Lots in Category - Perfins - Official
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
"Seven Seas" hingeless pages with Roos including First Wmk to 5/- plus perf Large 'OS' to 5/- & Small 'OS' to 2/-, Second Wmk to 5/- (Watermark Inverted) plus perf 'OS' to 5/-, KGV Heads complete as per the album including 4½d Die II CTO plus 'OS' perfins & overprints largely complete, condition variable but generally fine.
STATE GOVERNMENT PUNCTURES: 'VG' multiples including 3/- Flower block of 6, QEII 7c sheet of 100, 7c Agate sheet of 100, National Development 25c block of 13, Rehabilitation 12c block of 10 etc, unmounted.
C of A - Kangaroo Issues
Dealer's stockbook with a good array of material including many 'OS' - notably Large 'OS' to 9d - & 'OS/NSW' perfins etc, some postmark interest, generally fine but many of the values from 1/- to 5/- have unattractive parcel cancels. Entirely unchecked by us for varieties.
C of A KANGAROOS - 1st Watermark
of PUNCTURED 'OS/NSW': ½d to 1/- used (the 2½d is Second Wmk & mint), condition variable; plus 2/- (unused, no gum), 5/- mint & £1 mint (small faults). Very scarce to rare. Ex Guy Hutson: left in a collection of NSW Officials! [A used example of the One Pound sold at a London auction in 2014 for £3105]
No longer available
C of A KANGAROOS - 3rd Watermark
os PUNCTURED 'OS': 2/- deep brown BW #37Dba, attractive shade, excellent centring, gum disturbance & a trifle aged, Cat $1200.
os - 10/- grey & deep "aniline" pink with the Watermark Inverted BW #48Ba, characteristic rough perfs, small thin, Cat $5400 (perf 'OS' varieties are priced at 120% of normal stamps). A rare stamp that was absent from Arthur Gray's collection. [ACSC states "Watermark Inverted is from Harrison printing, and seems to be restricted to the grey and deep aniline pink shade"]
C of A KGV - Single Watermark
69 1d red selection of better shades comprising Smooth Paper BW #71B Die II, #71P x2, #71Q x2 (one with Dry Ink & perf 'OS', & #71T with Thin 'ONE PENNY'; and Rough Paper #72E x2, #72i x2, #72J, #72K, #72O & #72R, several are on piece, Cat $2100+. Each with separate Scott Starling Certificate (2014).
72S Rough Paper 1d "orange-brown" perf 'OS' (as always) BW #72S, creased at upper-left, slogan cancel, Cat $6000. Michael Drury Certificate (2005) as the then #72(1)fc.
75r War Savings Paper 1d red Die III with White Nick in Lower Frame at Right BW #75r, well centred, unmounted, Cat $275 (mounted). Superb!
110(2)r 4d orange with Line through 'FOUR PENCE' BW #110(2)r on four different shades including lemon-yellow, plus one punctured 'OS', Cat $875 minimum.
C of A KGV - Single Watermark - Official Stamps
os PUNCTURED 'OS': 1d salmon eosin BW #71Sabb, very well centred, trivial blemishes, untidy Melbourne machine cancellation, Cat $4000. Michael Drury Certificate (2001).
os - 1d rosine Dies I-II Pair BW #72(1)ic, Cat $600. Michael Drury Certificate (2005) as the then #72(1)fc.
os - 2d scarlet with the Watermark Inverted BW #96ab, Cat $2000.
os - 4d dull blue BW #112Cb block of 4, well centred, even yellowing of the gum, the lower units are unmounted, Cat $950+.
C of A KGV - Small Multiple Watermark P13
of PUNCTURED 'OS': 2d scarlet Die II BW #100ba Plate 2 complete sheet of 120 with listed varieties #100(2)d to m, some minor perf separation & a little aged, unmounted, Cat $14,000+.
MILITARY CAMPS: 1915 (Oct 7) OHMS cover from Adelaide with KGV 1d red perf 'OS', to "2nd Depot Batt/Belmont/West Australia", large very fine strike of the rubber 'MILITARY CAMP, ASCOT/19OCT1915/WESTERN AUSTRALIA' arrival b/s (ERD; RO period) in violet & 'OCT 20 1915' date h/s on the face in the same ink, redirected to "Blackboy Hill" with very fine arrival cds on the face, superb 'UNCLAIMED' h/s & returned to the sender. A very desirable cover.
Ascot Camp was at Belmont Racecourse. Haynes & Pope state that a Receiving Office opened 20.10.1915, the day after this cover was serviced there; was raised to a PO in -.11.1915; closed -.2.1917. Blackboy Hill civilian PO was taken over by the Military as an RO on 29.8.1914; to PO 11.9.1914; closed 30.11.1918. Examples of the Ascot Camp steel cds on piece only sold for $470 & $616 at the Prestige auctions of 17.5.2003 & 26.9.2003 respectively. The rubber cds is much scarcer & this is only the second example on cover that we have recorded. Haynes & Pope state it "was not a postal marking", but the two covers recorded counter this statement.
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
1909 NSW Government Railways PPC ("View on Hawkesbury River...") rare franking 1d Arms with 'GR' perfin .
1855 London Printings with Large Star Wmk 4d blue SG 18 with small triangular "convict puncture", three good to large margins, very fine First Allocation '18' of Campbell Town. Ex VJ Colbeck: the puncture stated by him to be "Unique on this issue".