Prestige Philately Auction 227 CatalogueCOMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Kangaroos - Third Watermark
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Annotated range with 3d Die II x3, 9d deep violet, 9d part-imprint single, 2/- brown x3, 5/- x3 and £1 brown & blue, punctured 'OS' 2/- brown x2 (one with the Watermark Inverted) & 10/- CTO, 'SPECIMEN' Type B 10/- x2 and £1 brown & blue, Type C £2 x2 (one with Hooked 'C') & Type D £1 grey, plus varieties including 2d 'OS' ACSC #7f j & k, 6d brown Broken Leg (**), 9d Die IIB #27(4)d g & n, 1/- Die IIB '1' for 'I' in 'SHILLING' in mint pair, & 5/- #44(D)m, most with cds cancels & generally very fine, Cat $11,000. A very good basis for expansion.
2d to 5/- complete plus £1 grey, the 1/- has a crude "repair", the 2/- brown & £1 are both unusually well centred & lightly mounted. [** 2/- brown has an ironed-out vertical crease. Estimate/reserve reduced to $675/$525]
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7(1)ka2d grey Substituted Cliché (Die IIA) ACSC #7(1)ka, 'LATE FEE/ADELAIDE RLY' cds clear of the variety, Cat $2250. Superb!
196d ultramarine Die II monogram pair the left-hand unit with Plate 2 'CA' monogram ACSC #19(2)ze (substituted for 'JBC'; shaved marginal line) and minor creasing, the right-hand unit with a few faults, fine 'MELBOURNE/ 22 /7JL19/VICTORIA' cds, extremely rare intact commercially used example, Cat $4000 for mounted mint single.
19(1)ja6d grey-blue Die IIA Substituted Cliché ACSC #19(1)ja with vertical marginal watermark line at left, slightly rounded corner at lower right, Adelaide cds cancel well clear of frame break, Cat $3750.
19(2)da6d blue with Bite out of the Kangaroo's Left Leg (Second State) BW #19(2)da, well centred, a few nibbled perfs, Adelaide cds well clear of the variety, Cat $2250.
John Bozic, writing in the BSAP "Bulletin" (Aug 2004) recorded 4 mint examples (one in the Australia Post collection) & 8 used (2 with Australia Post) - across both States - and concluded "I place this variety in the same class of rarity as the 2½d Missing Fraction", which is catalogued at $65,000 mint & $30,000 used. Given that the so-called "Missing Fraction" is an ink-clogging variety and the "Bite" is a major plate flaw, we believe that this item should be rated higher than the more famous item.
33aa1/- blue-green with the Watermark Sideways ACSC #33aa marginal block of 4 from the left of the sheet with "gutter" watermark lines evident from the face, upper units very lightly mounted, lower units unmounted, Cat $800++ (mounted).
33aa1/- blue-green with the Watermark Sideways ACSC #33aa marginal block of 4 from the right of the sheet with "gutter" watermark lines evident from the face, upper units very lightly mounted, lower units unmounted, Cat $800++ (mounted).
33aa1/- blue-green with the Watermark Sideways AJ Mullett Imprint block of 8 with Sprouting NW Cape of Tasmania ACSC #33aa(3)zb, better than average centring, upper units very lightly mounted, lower units unmounted, Cat $2550++ (mounted).
33b1/- blue-green Die IIB marginal block of 4 from the top of the sheet with Double Perforations at Top ACSC #33b, the stamps are unmounted, Cat $1550++.
372/- brown ACSC #37A corner block of 4 from the upper-left of the sheet, very fresh with excellent facial appearance but a trifle aged, unmounted, Cat $10,000+.
4810/- grey & pink with the Watermark Inverted ACSC #48a, rubber Melbourne parcels cancel, Cat $3500.
48aa10/- grey & pink with the Watermark Sideways ACSC #48aa (SG 43ab), well centred, professionally and expertly repaired, untidy Adelaide cds, Cat $20,000 (£16,000). [The ACSC states "Two unused and about ten used examples are recorded", of which at least three are in institutional collections]
52£1 light brown & pale blue ACSC #52D, well-centred, small hinge remnant, Cat $4000.
52£1 light brown & pale blue ACSC #52D, Sydney cds cancels, Cat $2500.
52£1 chocolate & dull blue ACSC #52A with neat partial 'BROKEN HILL/10AP/1917/(NSW)' cds, Cat $2500. An attractive commercially used example.
52£1 chestnut & blue as ACSC #52B with minor Kiss Print of the Frame Plate, additionally with Break at Base of Gulf of Carpentaria BW #52(D)m, one pulled perf at right & minor hinge remainders, Cat $5500+. RPSofV Certificate (2016).
52w£1 light brown & pale blue CTO ACSC #52w, a few short perfs, large-part o.g., Cat $4000.
aSPECIMEN OVERPRINTS: 10/- (well centred), £1 grey & £2 all with Type C overprint, variable centring, very lightly mounted & the £1 appears to be unmounted, Cat $3675. [The 10/- is a very scarce stamp, with only 360 - three sheets - being printed. The example offered here is far superior to Aubrey Pitt's stamp - nibbled perfs & diagonal crease - that sold at the Prestige auction of 19.11.2011 for $2185]
a- 10/- grey & pink Type C BW #48xb, well centred, very lightly mounted, Cat $3250. Superb!