Prestige Philately Auction 237 CatalogueWESTERN AUSTRALIA
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Displaying 41 - 60 of 94 Lots in Category - WESTERN AUSTRALIA
1860-64 Printed in the Colony from Perkins Bacon Plates Imperf 2d orange-vermilion SG 25 marginal example from the top of the sheet with Plank on Swan's Head [R1/9] unused. Ex Mogens Juhl. [Cecil Walkley's slightly larger example sold for $3029]
1860-64 Printed in the Colony from Perkins Bacon Plates Imperf 4d blue SG 26 marginal example from the right of the sheet, margins just touched - at L/R - to huge, unused, Cat £350. An impressive single. Ex 'Besancon' (II). BPA Certificate (1966).
1860-64 Printed in the Colony from Perkins Bacon Plates Imperf 4d blue & deep blue SG 26 & 27, good even margins, unused, Cat £700.
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1860-64 Printed in the Colony from Perkins Bacon Plates Imperf 4d blue SG 26 marginal horizontal pair from the left of the sheet, margins close to huge, unused, Cat £700+.
1860-64 Printed in the Colony from Perkins Bacon Plates Imperf 4d blue SG 26, close even margins, a little aged, light 15-bars '18' of Bunbury, Cat £2500. A rare stamp used. [Most examples offered have faked cancellations. About 15 genuine examples have been recorded. It is generally considered that most examples are cancelled at Bunbury, with only a few being cancelled at Perth. However, our experience is the reverse]
[** Arthur Tilby says the pmk is 15-bar '3' of Perth, and that 15-bar '18 cancels are posthumous, probably done in the late 19th century by the Abraham Brothers **]
1861 Perkins Bacon Intermediate Perf 14-16 1d to 1/- SG 33-37, the 6d with a few trimmed perfs, unused, Cat £6000.
1861 Perkins Bacon Perf 14 at Somerset House 1d 2d & 4d vermilion SG 38-40, the last with trimmed perfs at left, unused, Cat £1000.
1861 Perkins Bacon Clean-Cut Perf 14-16 2d 6d & 1/- SG 41-43, unused, Cat £1660.
1861 Perkins Bacon Clean-Cut Perf 14-16 2d blue SG 41 block of 4, well centred, full unmounted o.g., Cat £440++. Ex Mogens Juhl.
1861 Perkins Bacon Clean-Cut Perf 14-16 6d purple-brown SG 42, well centred, large-part o.g., Cat £550.
1861 Perkins Bacon Rough Perf 14-16 1/- dark green SG 46 with perfs at right & left and cut from the sheet at top & base, with part '[CANC]ELLED' handstamp applied vertically, large-part o.g., Cat £12,000. Ex Peter Jaffé and Bill McCredie: sold at auction in 2011 for $13,800.
Six examples each of the so-called "Ormond Hill Specimens" were produced by Perkins Bacon for all of "their" Colonies at the request of Rowland Hill's nephew and gifted to him, action that resulted in the Agent for the Crown Colonies terminating Perkins Bacon's printing contracts. 75 different stamps were involved, of 20 British Colonies and four stamps of Chile. The 'CANCELLED' h/s was applied to blocks of 6 that were later separated, often with scissors or a blade, resulting in many of the individual stamps having trimmed perfs on one or two sides. [NB: for the WA 1/-, based on application of the handstamp, it appears that a pair and block of 4 were supplied]
For Western Australia, the recorded stamps are 1d x2, 6d x4 & 1/- x5 (the most recently discovered with 'CANCELLED' removed!! by an idiot). A full "set" is in the Royal Collection.
1863-64 No Watermark 1d carmine-rose SG 49 block of 4, large-part o.g. with the third unit being unmounted, Cat £320++. Ex Cecil Walkley. [The paper is relatively thick, with horizontal mesh, & colour diffusion]
1863-64 No Watermark 1d lake SG 50 block of 4, large-part o.g., Cat £320++. Ex Cecil Walkley. [The paper is relatively thin, with vertical mesh]
1864-79 Crown/CC Imperf 1/- plate proof pair in yellow-green on gummed watermarked paper, margins close to good, plus Perf 12½ 1d both shades 2d 4d 6d (no gum) & 1/- SG 52 53 54 56 57 & 61, and 1/- with 'SPECIMEN' h/s, large-part o.g., Cat £1200 plus the proof pair, which is Ex Mogens Juhl.
1864-79 Crown/CC Perf 12½ 1d olive-bistre SG 52 block of 8 (4x2), exceptional centring, the four L/H units affected by two vertical creases, rounded corner at L/R, large-part o.g., Cat £720++. A scarce & very attractive multiple. Ex 'Besancon' (II).
1864-79 Crown/CC Perf 12½ 2d mauve Error of Colour SG 55a, some characteristic irregular perforations, unused, Cat £22,000. Ex Mogens Juhl. A very attractive example of this famous and ever-popular stamp.
1864-79 Crown/CC Perf 12½ 2d mauve Error of Colour SG 55b with clipped perfs at upper-left, 'PERTH/JA28/1879/=WESTERN- AUSTRALIA=' cds, Cat £15,000. A budget-priced example of this popular rarity. Ex 'Tamiami'. [Stanley Gibbons acquired a half-sheet of 60 from the Albany post office. That purchase probably accounts for most, if not all, the mint/unused examples. Used stamps are much scarcer, despite having a significantly lower valuation in Gibbons. Mogens Juhl recorded four examples cancelled at Perth on 28.1.1879, of which this stamp is one]
1864-79 Crown/CC Perf 12Â½ 6d imperforate plate proof in deep bright violet on ungummed watermarked paper, margins close to large, small sans-serif 'SPECIMEN' Handstamp Samuel #D5. Gorgeous! Ex De La Rue Archives, 'Koh-i-Noor' & Bill McCredie. Chris Ceremuga Certificate (2004). [A similar stamp is illustrated in 'The De La Rue Collection' at page 6535]
1874 Surcharge 'ONE PENNY' in Green on 2d yellow SG 67 the three distinctive settings identified by Mogens Juhl but not listed by Gibbons, Cat £165++.
1874 Surcharge 'ONE PENNY' in Green on 2d yellow with the Surcharge at the Base and with the Watermark Reversed SG 67x, large-part o.g., undercatalogued at £750. A very rare stamp. BPA Certificate (2006). [This is stated to be 'the discovery copy'. Certainly it is the only example we have handled and we don't recall an example in any of the major collections of Western Australia]
** We got a bit carried away here. Arthur Tilby has advised that this stamp was prepared using the 'print and turn' method, resulting in HALF the printing having the watermark reversed. Estimate & reserve reduced to $800 & $600 respectively **