Prestige Philately Auction 153 CatalogueSOUTH AUSTRALIA
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Displaying 7 Lots in Category - SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Superior selection including London Printing 6d SG 3, Roulettes to 1/- orange (corner fault), '3-PENCE' in Red on 4d dull ultramarine SG 91, Thin 'POSTAGE' £1 CTO, Thick 'POSTAGE' 4d & 9d perf 'SA' blocks of 4 **, 5/- mint (2) & £1 with 'TELEGRAPH OFFICE/ADELAIDE' squared-circle, and a few strays, generally fine to very fine. (Qty 22)
1855 1d green SG 1 almost full margins with Diamond Numeral '1' & part London cds in red & 2d rose-carmine SG 2 horizontal pair, margins close to huge with a fragment of the adjoining unit at right &Diamond Numeral '25'; Red 'G.P.' on Rouletted 1/- brown (Rated RR); & Black 'P.S.' on Perf 11½x10 4d dull violet (Rated RRRRR) with trimmed perfs at top & GPO cds of AU13/74. (Qty 5)
Modest collection on leaves with some better values including Officials, condition variable, STC £900+.
1856-58 Adelaide Printings 2d blood-red SG 8, an unusually large example with margins good to very large, light '61' cancel of Gambierton, Cat £60+. Superb! [This is a very unusual stamp. The impression is quite blotchy, possibly a Dry Ink variety. However, the resulting white "halo" behind the head is suggestive of a major Double Print]
1868-79 Large Star 2/- carmine Printed on Both Sides SG 67a, straight-edge at left, GPO cds of MR30/76, undercatalogued at £425. [The first printing was barely inked, but the impression - inverted in relation to the subsequent printing on the "face" - is quite obvious]
1902-04 Thin 'POSTAGE' 1/- brown with Value in Red-brown BW #S30a, weak corner perf at upper-right, 'PT DARWIN/SA' squared-circle, Cat $2000 (£900). Rare usage in the Northern Territory. [The ACSC states "Postally used is scarcer than mint"]
DEPARTMENTAL OVERPRINTS: Black 'N.T.' on '3-PENCE' on 4d ultramarine, a couple of short perfs, light Port Darwin cds cancel. Rated RR. Ex Colonel Napier. RPSofL Certificate (1965). [This value was issued only for this user & for the Private Secretary to the Governor. "Sir Humphrey's" similar example sold for $920 at our auction of 8/10/2005]