Prestige Philately Auction 232 CatalogueCOMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - KGV Heads - Small Multiple Watermark Perf 13½x12½
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Displaying 16 Lots in Category - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - KGV Heads - Small Multiple Watermark Perf 13½x12½
HALFPENNY: Large-part right-hand pane of 48 plus many other blocks that may be from the same sheet, Ash Imprint pairs x2 (one used) & blocks of 4 x2, etc, many of the mint are unmounted.
(Qty few 100)
ONE PENNY: Collection including with the Watermark Inverted used x2, Die II mint x20+ & used x11, many elusive varieties, imprint blocks including punctured 'OS' block of 14, etc.
(Qty few 100)
PENNY HALFPENNY: Album with an array of shades including a few that we consider to be listed shades J & K, Watermark Inverted mint block of 4, loads of varieties including Cracked Electros and various states of the Void Corner including in imprint strips, Slurred Print imprint block of 8, etc. Specialists' Heaven.
THREE PENCE: Die Ia group including with the Watermark Inverted mint single & pair, mint & used Types A-B Pairs, Plates 3 & 4 Mullett Imprint blocks of 4; Die II with blocks of 4 mint x6 - one punctured 'OS' - & used x2, Ash Imprint blocks of 4 x3 (one punctured 'OS'), etc; many mostly used elusive varieties.
(Qty 400 approx)
FOUR PENCE: Selection with mint block of 12, punctured 'OS' block of 4, Ash Imprint blocks of 4 x3 & punctured 'OS' Ash Imprint block of 4, etc.
FOURPENCE HALFPENNY: Good range of shades & elusive varieties, punctured 'OS' block of 4 with variety ACSC #120p, Ash Imprint pair punctured 'OS' (**) & block of 4, Die II page of CTO examples x30 five with minor varieties noted & several apparently aniline, etc.
(Qty 140 approx)
FIVEPENCE: Unmounted mint block of 4, John Ash imprint blocks of 4 x2 - one unmounted - & punctured 'OS' Imprint pair, used plated examples, etc.
ONE SHILLING FOUR PENCE: Selection with Thick '1' single & in a marginal block of 4 with the lower units unmounted, Thick '1' Retouch in a marginal pair, John Ash Imprint block of 4 (two units **), some very fine used examples, etc.
1d green block of 15 (3x5) with ten Die II units including five Dies I-II pairs, well centred, unmounted, Cat $1250+.
1½d intense golden scarlet (punctured 'OS') ACSC #92K block of 4, well centred, the upper units lightly mounted & the lower units unmounted, Cat $3900+. A rare multiple.
3d dull blue Type A ACSC #107 lower-left corner block of 16 (4x4), unmounted, Cat $3600.
3d dull blue Type A with the Watermark Inverted ACSC #107a, a few nibbled perfs at left, contemporary 'SAY IT BY TELEPHONE' slogan cancel, Cat $7500. [The ACSC states "only about half a dozen used examples are recorded"]
4d olive with the Watermark Inverted ACSC #117a (SG 129w), one short perf at upper-right, untidy cds of 30MY34, Cat $20,000 (£10,000). [The ACSC states "At least six examples...have been recorded". This stamp is better centred but not as fine as Arthur Gray's example that sold at the Prestige auction of 30.10.2015 for $8925]
** This stamp was carelessly described in the catalogue as being CofA Wmk. It's actually the even scarcer SMult Wmk issue. Estimate & reserve remain unchanged **
4½d violet Die II ACSC #121, exceptional centring, full unmounted o.g., Cat $125. Exceptional!
115.00 (1 Bid)
PUNCTURED 'OS': 1½d red Plate 1 ACSC #92(1) complete sheet of 120 (missing the left-hand margin) with listed varieties, Ash Imprint & single Plate Dot, a few listed varieties, unmounted, Cat $3000++.
- 3d dull blue with the Watermark Inverted ACSC #108aa (SG O106bw), exceptional centring, rounded upper-right corner, neat 'GLEN INNES/3DE32/NSW' cds, Cat $25,000 (£13,000). [The ACSC states only three examples punctured 'OS' & all used at Glen Innes have been recorded]