Prestige Philately Auction 133 CatalogueCOMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Other Pre-Decimals
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Displaying 1 - 20 of 27 Lots in Category - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Other Pre-Decimals
Superior-grade collection with 6d Engraved (VLMtd), 1/- Large Lyrebird, Vic Centenary 1/- (both perfs), Macarthur set of 4, Hermes No Watermark, ANZAC, Jubilee (mounted) & SA Centenary etc, also some perf 'OS' & optd 'OS' issues, mostly extremely well centred & mostly very fine unmounted. Very difficult to duplicate in this quality. (Qty 54)
1937-65 Collection on Lighthouse leaves largely complete with KGVI 3d blue Dies I & II (Thin Paper), Robes Thick Paper 10/- (2) & Thin Paper £1, Arms and 'SPECIMEN' set, Cattle White Paper (with RPSofL Certificate!), most coil pairs including 1942 Wmk 2d purple, a few booklet panes, etc, mostly well centred - many stamps being very scarce thus - & apparently all unmounted. (Qty 250 approx)
1940s-60s complete sheets including 1953 Food Production 3½d, 1954 Royal Visit 7½d, 1964 Birds 9d 1/6d & 2/5d, 1965 ICY, also low denomination KGVI & QEII definitives, generally fine. (Qty 100s)
1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge 5/- green, excellent centring, unmounted, Cat $1000.
1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge 5/- green, exceptional centring, unmounted, Cat $1000. A gem! [Recent retail sales have occurred at around $1500]
1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge 5/- green, CTO.
1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge 2d (Recess) 3d & 5/- (unusually well centred) tied to piece by 3 superb strikes of 'REGISTERED /F/14MR32 A/SYDNEY NSW' cds being the first day of issue, Cat $500 postally used with a substantial premium for the day of issue usage. [An illustrated First Day Cover with all 4 values sold for $9800 in our auction of 1/9/2007]
1934-35 Commemoratives blocks of 4 comprising Victoria Centenary Perf 11½ 1/- gutter block, Macarthur set of 3 imprint blocks, and Silver Jubilee 2/- imprint block, also 1940 AIF 6d lower-right corner block (unmounted), mostly very well centred, upper units lightly mounted & the lower units unmounted. (Qty 24)
1935 ANZAC 1/- black Perf 13½x12½ BW #165PP(1), a couple of very lightly toned perfs, unmounted, Cat $2500. [ACSC states this is a plate proof. The issued stamp was Perf 11]
1935 Silver Jubilee 2d Plate 2 imprint block with Retouch between 'IA' of 'AUSTRALIA' BW #166(2)ze, unmounted, Cat $375.
c.1936 Pictorials 1d "WILSON'S PROMONTORY/VICTORIA" (featuring the lighthouse) completed artwork in pencil & India ink on cartridge paper (215x259mm) affixed to thin card of the same size, endorsed "Spinnacker" at base, with a stamp-size photographic reduction affixed at lower-left, minor staining at upper-left but clear of the design. This and the next eight lots are from a series of 18 designs prepared by New Zealand's most prolific stamp designer James Berry, none of which were accepted because he wasn't an Australian!ÞÞThe ½d 6d & 7d designs from the same series sold for $2800 each at our auction of 25/1/2003.ÞÞBerry actually received an invitation from the Postmaster-General's Department to contribute to a design competition for a proposed new series of pictorial stamps. His entries were not only rejected on jingoistic grounds, they were then "misplaced" for a decade! In 1947 he finally received a letter that stated "it is felt that an apology is due to you" for having been put to "so much trouble and inconvenience" and for the entries having been "overlooked". The Post Office was all heart: they returned the entries by surface mail!
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c.1936 Pictorials 2d "PROGRESS" (diesel train & sheaf of wheat) horizontal format, endorsed "Advance" at base, minor staining at upper-left clear of the design.
c.1936 Pictorials 3d uncaptioned (surf lifesavers in a longboat) horizontal format, endorsed "Pipi" at base, with a stamp-size photographic reduction affixed at lower-left, minor staining at upper-left clear of the design.
c.1936 Pictorials 4d "SWAN RIVER - PERTH - WESTERN AUSTRALIA" (yachts) horizontal format, endorsed "Berrima" at lower-left, with a stamp-size photographic reduction affixed at base.
c.1936 Pictorials 9d "PARLIAMENT/HOUSE/CANBERRA" horizontal format, endorsed "Southern Cross" at lower-left, with a stamp-size photographic reduction affixed at base. This is the only essay autographed by the artist, signed "James Berry" in ballpoint pen at lower-right.
c.1936 Pictorials 1/- 'THOROUGHBREDS" (horses) horizontal format, endorsed "Endeavour" at lower-left, with a stamp-size photographic reduction affixed at base.
c.1936 Pictorials 1/4d "HAWKESBURY RIVER/NEW SOUTH WALES" horizontal format, endorsed "Eucalypt" at lower-left, with two stamp-size photographic reductions affixed at base, some staining.
c.1936 Pictorials 2/- "JENOLAN CAVES/NEW SOUTH WALES" (swans in the foreground) vertical format, endorsed "Mid-On" at lower-left, with stamp-size photographic reduction affixed at base.
c.1936 Pictorials 3/- "ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL/MELBOURNE" vertical format, endorsed "Phila" at lower-left, with stamp-size photographic reduction affixed at base, some very faint staining at upper-right clear of the design.
1937-49 Definitives Perf 13½x14 ½d Kangaroo lower-left imprint block of 4 with Cracked Imprint (Late State, 28mm Long) BW #178zba, Cat $450.