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Displaying 2 Lots in Category - Sport
C of A - Decimal Issues
1976 Olympic Games 40c Cycling with Black Printing ('Australia 40') Completely Omitted BW #745ca (SG 626a) from the two right-hand units in a horizontal strip of 5, unmounted, Cat $3500 (2002); £1600+. [One sheet was discovered, providing 20 examples of the error]
1989 Non-Olympic Sports Cycling as the issued 41c - included for comparison - but denominated 37c BW #1379E(1) horizontal "pair", unmounted, Cat $12,000 (2002). A world-class rarity in the fields of self-adhesive stamps, and "Cycling". [The ACSC classifies this stamp as an "essay". We consider this to be a mistake. The initial printing was of the 37c stamps. The rate was increased to 41c & a second print run at 41c was ordered. In our opinion, this is an unissued stamp, not an essay]
The ACSC states that only a single and a pair - the stamps offered here - are recorded in private hands, the balance of the roll of 100 being in the Australia Post Archives.
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