Prestige Philately Auction 232 CatalogueCOMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Kangaroos - First Watermark
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Displaying 19 Lots in Category - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Kangaroos - First Watermark
½d to £2 complete including 1d Die 2 and 3d Die 2, variable but generally above-average centring, very fresh colours but the 2/- is regummed, the £1 has two small owner's handstamps in pink on the reverse, and the £2 has been reperforated at the base, Cat $23,650 (£10,000+).
1d red annotated selection of plated examples identified as per Pope & Adams, some with official punctures, generally fine to very fine.
1d red Die II with Thick Band of Colour to N & S of Western Australia on 1d Letter Card 'CENTRAL RLY STN/ BRISBANE' plus ½d tied by 'QUEENSCLIFF' (Vic) cds clear of the variety. [This is similar to but not the same as the variety ACSC #3(F)j which is more diagonal & from L to R.]
2d very deep grey 'CA' Monogram single ACSC #5(2)za, unusually well centred, a couple of split perfs so neatly reinforced, Cat $1000+.
5d chestnut 'JBC' Monogram single ACSC #16ba(2)za, well centred, some toning on the reverse & a surface thin to the right of the monogram, Cat $3500+. Rare.
6d ultramarine 'CA' Monogram pair ACSC #17(2)za, lightly mounted, Cat $4500 (as a monogram single).
1/- emerald with the Watermark Inverted ACSC #320a (SG 11w) marginal example from the right of the sheet, horrid centring but unmounted, Cat $4000 (£1500) mounted.
Buy NowPrice $380.00T + Buyer's Premium
5/- grey & yellow ACSC #42B, very lightly mounted, Cat $900.
Buy NowPrice $230.00 + Buyer's Premium
10/- grey & pink, well centred, small hinge remainder still very fresh, Cat $2000. David Brandon Certificate (2003).
£1 brown & blue, well centred, faint bend but exceptionally fresh, very lightly mounted, Cat $4500 (£3000).
£1 brown & blue marginal example from the right of the left-hand pane, well centred, very lightly mounted, Cat $4500 (£3000). A very fine example of this scarce stamp. [Sold by an American auction house as being unmounted]
£2 black & rose, well centred, a little aged & with a hinge remainder, Cat $12,500 (£6500).
'SPECIMEN' HANDSTAMPS: 10/- £1 & £2 with 'Specimen' handstamp, minor blemishes still an above-average set, Cat $2550 (£1400).
PUNCTURED LARGE 'OS': ½d to 2/- complete mint including 1d Die 2, the centring is above-average except for the 9d which is woeful, generally very fresh except for the 2/- which is a bit aged, a few minor gumside blemishes, Cat $6000 (£2800).
- 5/- grey & chrome ACSC #42ba (SG O12), one slightly pulled perf, neat Melbourne cds of 1DE13, Cat $1000 (£700).
- 10/- grey & pink ACSC #47b (SG O13), well centred, a few slightly short perfs, faint cancellation, Cat $10,000 (£3250).
PUNCTURED SMALL 'OS': ½d, 1d Dies I II & IIA, 2d 2½d, 3d Dies I & II, 6d 9d & 1/-, mostly well centred & lightly mounted, Cat $4,500 (£2550).
- 5d chestnut x7 - a few short perfs - tied to local cover by 'MADANG/20AP16' cds, Cat $700++. Unauthorised usage in New Guinea.
- 6d blue horizontal strip of 6, the fourth unit with a couple of pulled perfs, Brisbane cds; and 1/- blue-green horizontal strip of 5, Sydney cds, Cat $640++. Rare multiples.
(Qty 2 strips)