Prestige Philately Auction 211 CatalogueCOMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Decimal Issues
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Displaying 4 Lots in Category - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Decimal Issues
1970-75 Floral Coils 7c Desert Pea vertical strip of 6 all with Buff (Detail) Printing Omitted, the fourth unit also with Black (Inscriptions) Omitted, plus third and fifth units with Black Printing Largely Omitted BW #535cd (SG 468baVar) unmounted, Cat $3500 (£3125++ as singles). A striking error. [The ACSC states that only twelve stamps with black printing completely omitted have been recorded. Sir Gawaine Baillie's similar - not identical - strip of 6 sold for $4025]
1972-74 Pioneer Life 10c Water Pump with Black Printing (Inscriptions) Omitted BW #608c (SG 524ab), unmounted, Cat $2000 (£1800). With a normal stamp for comparison. [The ACSC states that a maximum of 20 examples exist. Sir Gawaine Baillie's example sold for $3450]
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1972-74 Pioneer Life 80c Paddle Steamer horizontal pair with Black Printing (Inscriptions) Omitted from the first unit & Largely Omitted (only '80c' present) from the second unit BW #618c (SG 529) unmounted, Cat $1500++ (£1000++) for the first unit only. With a normal stamp for comparison. [The ACSC states that only 5 examples exist. Sir Gawaine Baillie's single stamp sold for $1092]
1974 Paintings $1 Light Horseman strip of five from the base of the sheet with Black Printing (Inscriptions) Omitted from the Second & Third Units BW #664ca, unmounted, Cat $9000. A striking error, that is believed to be unique !
The ACSC records two variants of this error. That illustrated at page 9/351 shows Black Omitted from the fifth unit & the '1' of '$1' Omitted from the fourth unit. Tom Pierron says up to 15 examples are recorded. The second variant is that offered here. Both the ACSC and Pierron state that only one such strip has been recorded. It is stated that the black printing is completely omitted from the second & third units. In fact, the 'AU' of 'AUSTRALIA' is faintly printed on the second unit. We note also that the inscriptions on the other three units are all slightly defective]