Prestige Philately Auction 231 Catalogue"PRETTY POLLY" - PARROTS & COCKATOOS EXHIBIT
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Displaying 1 - 20 of 93 Lots in Category - "PRETTY POLLY" - PARROTS & COCKATOOS EXHIBIT
Bundle of exhibit pages mostly stamps including a few better issues, some varieties including Dominica National Day $1.20 Double Overprint & Faroes 100k Puffins with Missing Red (Beak), M/Ss, plate proofs & modern colour separations, a very high proportion is unmounted, also postmarks & meter impressions and a few philatelic covers.
(Qty few 100)
Extensive collection in three & a half stockbooks crammed with mostly post-WWII singles blocks M/Ss sheetlets & setenant strips from every country that has anything at all to do with parrots, some minor varieties & many proofs & colour separations, the many we checked are all very fine unmounted; plus some earlier material including North Borneo 1922 Exhibition 12c with Stop after 'EXHIBITION.' (minor tonespots), USA Columbus mint 6c 10c & 15c plus 10c stamp-size die proof, etc. Lots of material is overlapped or otherwise obscured so careful inspection is recommended.
"Cinderellas" selection including some lovely German poster stamps, etc, also matchbox labels & 1906 Parrot Silver & Copper Co (Montana) share certificate.
(Qty 71 items)
Packet of postal history mostly removed from the exhibit including North Borneo 2c Parrot x4 censored to Canada, 'WAR/TAX' 2c censored to Canada & 'BMA' 2c strip of 4 from 'BRUNEI' to Labuan; Overprints on New Zealand 'AITUTAKI' 1/- registered to GB & 'PENRHYN/ISLAND' 1/- registered to Tahiti (no backstamps); St Lucia 400th Anniversary 2d block of 6 on 1904 registered cover to Germany; illustrated bird dealers' envelopes from Belgium (1923) & France (1937); 1933 Norway-Brazil PPC per Graf Zeppelin with "parrot" cachet; covers with parrot illustrations in meter cancels from Finland, Holland, Denmark, Belgium, Sierra Leone etc; mostly commercial, a few problems but most are fine to very fine.
Packet of postal stationery mostly removed from the exhibit a few with Parrot designs including Nigeria 9d aerogramme to Republic of Congo, others mostly with parrot-related content including Tonga 1d Postal Cards 'Tufumahina' & 'Captain Cook's Tree', Brazil 1905 Postal Card from 'ARARAS' (= macaws), German New Guinea STO Postal Card with jungle illustration, Peru 2c Postal Card 'Rio Chanchamayo' (minor soiling), Austria 1913 STO 3h Letter Card for Alfred Bermann Bookseller (creased), etc, condition variable but most are fine to very fine. An interesting group.
AUSTRALIA: Batch of parrot-related covers etc including scenic Postal Cards Qld 1d 'Harvesting...' & 1½d 'Sheep Drinking...' and CofA 1d 'GILDEROY RANGES' all used, advertising group including c.1920 PPC for Arnott's Biscuits (plus US card from which the design was "borrowed"), a few for Rosella Preserving Co including KGVI 2d STO Envelope, etc, also a group of parrot postmarks mostly Aboriginal placenames including KGV registered covers from 'GALAH', 'JEPARIT', 'NILMA' & 'WAHRING' (all Victoria) & 'POST OFFICE/GULARGAMBONE NSW' etc, generally fine to very fine. An interesting lot.
(Qty 44 + pieces)
AUSTRALIA: 1911 Post Office Design Competition Cockatoo/Boomerang/Platypus within Lyrebird Feathers essay by ET Luke, stamp-size undenominated proofs printed in blue, yellow-orange (closed tear at lower-left), violet & green ACSC #E112A-D, and with 'ONE PENNY' Added in rose-carmine #E112F (with 'HO' part-papermaker's watermark), the first on stout paper, the others on thin paper, Cat $7500. Ex Derrick Ray. Separate RPSofL Certificates (2004) each state "genuine, so far as we can say", which is an example of why Australian material should be expertised in Australia. [The ACSC states "All are very rare, with generally only one example recorded in any one colour". Neither the ACSC nor the relevant certificate mention the tear on the yellow-orange proof]
AUSTRALIA: 1915 usage of KGV Sideface 1d red Stamped To Order Envelope for Rosella Preserving & Manufacturing Co (Melbourne) with superb illustration of a rosella, to California so underpaid & with 'T/30c' h/s of Melbourne & American 'Postage due 6 Cents' h/s, light central fold & small repaired tear at the top. A beautiful item. [One of Australia's most desirable advertising envelopes]
AUSTRALIA: 1916 usage of Star 1d red Stamped to Order Envelope ACSC #ES28 for Rosella Preserving & Manufacturing Co (Melbourne) - 'HOBART' added to the inscription - uprated with 1d red for double-rate & used locally with scarce Launceston Krag machine cancel, stained. Rare. [Much scarcer than the similar Sideface 1d envelopes. A fine example sold at the Prestige auction of 19.10.2007 for $1725]
AUSTRALIA: 'PARAPARAP/9OC18/NORTHERN TERRITORY' (the later of only two recorded examples) light but obvious strike slightly overstruck with similarly under-inked 'UNCLAIMED/PARAPARAP NT' h/s (the only example we have noted). Rated RRRRR. PO 4/7/1918; renamed Parap (1) 12/10/1918. One of the shortest-lived permanent post offices anywhere in Australia. [Named for the call of the black cockatoo. The name was ostensibly changed because there was a small community of the same name in Victoria but, by that reasoning, literally hundreds of Australian placenames would have required amendment. [The other recorded example of the cds, on KGV 1d, sold at the Prestige auction of 8.5.2013 for $333]
AUSTRALIA: 1919 commercial usage of KGV 4d orange Registration Envelope to Dutch Indies uprated with KGV 1d red pair tied by largely very fine strike of the rare 'PARAP/8FE19/NORTHERN TERRITORY' cds (rated RRRR), rare 'PARAPARAP NT' red & black/white registration label, Darwin transit & poor arrival b/s. Parap (1) renamed from Paraparap 1/12/1918; closed 8/10/1921.
AUSTRALIA: 1932 commercial cover to Denmark with KGV 2d tied by 'BILLINUDGEL/NSW' cds, rubber 'MORE TO PAY' h/s in violet & 'NSW/T/16 2/3' h/s in red, on arrival endorsed "17" and Postage Due 1o pair 5 o & 10o tied by 'SILKEBORG' cds, minor blemishes & small opening tear clear of the stamps. ["Billinudgel" = place where parrots are plentiful]
AUSTRALIA: 1946 philatelic cover with 'RELIEF/ 14 /31AU46/SOUTH-AUST' & provisional registration label with 'MIL PO PARAP NT' h/s in violet. PO 1.5.1946; closed 21.12.1946.
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AUSTRALIA: 1964-65 Birds 1/6d Galah imperforate proof single in the issued colours affixed in a recessed presentation card ACSC #416PP(1) numbered "6" on the reverse, minor spotting on the back of the card, Cat $400. [The ACSC states that only 8 proofs were prepared, of which at least two are institutionalised. Number 6 was presented to Frank Manley from the Stamp Advisory Committee]
AUSTRALIA: 1966 Definitives 15c Galah complete vertical strip of 5 from the right of the sheet with the Carmine Printing (Bird's Chest & Highlights) Completely Omitted from the Third Unit & 50% Omitted from the Second & Fourth Units, Cat $10,000 (SG £7500 for just the Third Unit). This is the first time in almost 40 years that we have offered this error, one of the most dramatic of all Australian "Missing Colours". [The ACSC states that one pane of 50 was affected, meaning that only 10 such strips - some of which have been split - could exist]
AUSTRALIA: 1966 Definitives 15c Galah vertical strip of 5 from the right of the sheet with Grey Printing (Branches & Highlights) Completely Omitted from the central unit SG 393b (Cat £4000), Partly Omitted from the base of the second unit & Largely Omitted from the fourth unit ACSC #455cb, unmounted, Cat $5000 (2002). Possibly unique! [The ACSC records two variants of this error 1) with Grey Printing also Partly Omitted from the first & fifth units; and 2) as here. However, it is stated that this error was known only from a block of 10 (2x5) that was stupidly reduced to a block of 4 of the 3rd & 4th rows and then to two pairs. The implication is that the strip offered here is the only surviving example of the "full" error. Tom Pierron also states that "just two mint copies, both in vertical pairs with partials, survive"]
AUSTRALIA: 1987 Wildlife Definitives 37c Cockatoo vertical pair from the base of the sheet Imperforate at Base ACSC #1215b, unmounted, Cat $400 (2002). [The ACSC states that some five sheets - ten strips of the 5 designs - were issued, meaning only about 10 examples of each design can exist]
AUSTRALIA: 1987 Wildlife Definitives 37c horizontal block of 10 (5x2) from the base of the sheet Imperforate at Base ACSC #1218ba, unmounted, Cat $4000 (2002). [From another vendor]
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AUSTRALIA: 1987 Wildlife Definitives 37c Rosella with Black Printing ('ROSELLA') Doubled ACSC #1217c tied by slogan cancel to local Adelaide cover. [The illustration is above Lot 775]
AUSTRALIA: 1987 Wildlife Definitives 37c horizontal strip of the five designs with Buff Colour (Bands at Top & Base causing 'AUSTRALIA 37c' to be "omitted") Completely Omitted ACSC #1218cc, unmounted, Cat $6000 (2002). With a normal strip for comparison. [The ACSC states "It is believed that two intact setenant strips exist, as well as a small number of single stamps"]