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Displaying 1 - 20 of 27 Lots in Category - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Kangaroo Issues - 'Specimen' or 'SPECIMEN'



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Lot

Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised


175

*

A/A-

FIRST WATERMARK: 10/- (exceptional centring), 1 and 2 (minor wrinkles) with 'Specimen' handstamp Type A, as well centred a set as we have seen, Cat $1725 (900). Advertised retail $1975 +50% for centring.

750.00

$1,250.00




176

**

A C1

THIRD WATERMARK: 10/- grey & deep "aniline" pink Type B BW #48x, unmounted, Cat $600. Advertised retail $750.

400.00

$300.00




177

*

B C2

THIRD WATERMARK: 10/- grey & pink Type C BW #48xb, a few nibbled perfs and minor diagonal crease at lower-right, Cat $2500. Advertised retail POR. [Only 360 - three sheets, or six panes - were printed, of which 12 were Type C1 and 48 were Type C1a]

1000.00

$1,900.00




178

*

A C1

THIRD WATERMARK: 10/- grey & pink Type C1 - Shaved 'S' and Hooked 'C' - BW #48xd from the lower-left of the pane with lower and left-hand marginal watermark lines, lightly mounted, Cat $4500. Advertised retail POR. A rare stamp, of which only 12 examples can exist. [Type C1 occurs only once on the forme of 30, at positions 25 & 55 in the pane of 60, being the first unit on the fifth & tenth rows: see the ACSC at pages 2/13-14. This is the first example that we have offered]

3000.00

$16,000.00




179

*

A B1

THIRD WATERMARK: 10/- grey & pink Type C1a - Hooked 'C' only - BW #48xe from the left of the pane with left-hand marginal watermark line, rough perforations cleaned-out, lightly mounted, Cat $3500. Advertised retail POR. [Type C1a occurs on each unit in the first column of each pane: see the ACSC at pages 2/13-14]

2500.00

$2,800.00




180

*

A B1

THIRD WATERMARK: 10/- grey & pink Type C with Shaved 'P' BW #48xf, very lightly mounted, Cat $3500.

The catalogue numbering of the sub-types is truly perverse. The Hooked 'C' occurs 5 times in each forme of 30 and should be designated Type C(a). The last of these units - [25] & [55] - also has the Shaved 'S' and, as a sub-type of Type C(a), should therefore be designated Type C(aa). The Shaved 'P' - which also occurs 5 times in the forme of 30 - should be designated Type C(b). The catalogue listing then needs to be re-ordered to be consistent with this situation.

NB: These comments, of course, apply also to the Type C overprints on the Third Watermark 1 grey and 2, the Small Multiple Watermark 10/- and the CofA Watermark 10/-.

2500.00

$3,600.00




181

*

A B1

THIRD WATERMARK: 1 brown & blue Type B BW #52x, well centred, rough perforations cleaned-out, lightly mounted, Cat $675. Advertised retail $750 +50% for centring.

400.00

$300.00




182

**

A B1

THIRD WATERMARK: 1 grey Type B BW #53x from the upper-right of the pane with top & right-hand marginal watermark lines, very well centred, rough perforations cleaned-out, unmounted, Cat $6000. Advertised retail POR. Surely one of the finest examples extant. [This is a notoriously difficult stamp to obtain well centred. Vastly superior to the ugly unmounted example that sold for $3910 at a Melbourne auction in August 2011]

5000.00

$4,000.00




183

*

A/A-

THIRD WATERMARK: 1 grey Type C & Type D BW #53xa & xf, the latter with hinge remainder, Cat $325. Advertised retail $325.

100.00

$160.00




184

*

A B1

THIRD WATERMARK: 1 grey Type C1 - Shaved 'S' and Hooked 'C' - BW #53xc from the lower-left of the pane with lower and left-hand marginal watermark lines, unlisted large coloured flaw at upper-right, very lightly mounted, Cat $1250. Advertised retail POR. [An unmounted example sold for $3450 at our auction of 22/4/2006]

1000.00

$1,700.00




185

*

A B1

THIRD WATERMARK: 1 grey Type C1a - Hooked 'C' only - BW #53xd, very lightly mounted, Cat $300. Advertised retail $325.

200.00

$525.00




186

**

A B1

THIRD WATERMARK: 1 grey Type C with Shaved 'P' BW #53xe, well centred, unmounted, Cat $300 (mounted).

400.00

$1,050.00




187

*

A B1

THIRD WATERMARK: 2 grey-black & crimson Type B BW #56x, very well centred, lightly mounted, Cat $275. Advertised retail $275 +50% for centring.

250.00

$260.00




188

**

A- B2

THIRD WATERMARK: 2 purple-black & rose Type C BW #56xb from the top of the sheet with upper marginal watermark line, a few short perfs at the base, unmounted, Cat $425. Advertised retail $625.

300.00

No longer available


189

*

B B1

THIRD WATERMARK: 2 purple-black & rose Type C1 - Shaved 'S' and Hooked 'C' - BW #56xd, light diagonal crease - invisible from the face - at lower-left & minor hinge remainder, Cat $2250. Advertised retail POR. Ex Greg Pope.

1000.00

$2,500.00




190

*

A A1

THIRD WATERMARK: 2 purple-black & rose Type C1a - Hooked 'C' only - BW #56xe, exceptional centring, very lightly mounted, Cat $475. Advertised retail $475 +50% for the centring.

400.00

$525.00




191

*

A- C2

THIRD WATERMARK: 2 purple-black & rose Type C with Shaved 'P' BW #56xf, rough perfs cleaned-out, very lightly mounted, Cat $475.

250.00

$190.00




192

*

A B1

SMALL MULTIPLE WATERMARK: 10/- grey & pink Type C BW #49x, well centred, very lightly mounted, Cat $375. Advertised retail $475.

300.00

$230.00




193

**

B C1

SMALL MULTIPLE WATERMARK: 10/- grey & pink Type C1 - Shaved 'S' and Hooked 'C' - BW #49x, the gum a little aged/toned but unmounted, Cat $1750 (mounted). Rare: the first example we have offered. Advertised retail POR.

1000.00

$2,200.00




194

*

A B1

SMALL MULTIPLE WATERMARK: 10/- grey & pink Type C1a - Hooked 'C' only - BW #49xc, well centred, very lightly mounted, Cat $650. Advertised retail $750 +50% for the centring.

500.00

$500.00




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