Prestige Philately Auction 133 CatalogueWESTERN AUSTRALIA
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Displaying 6 Lots in Category - WESTERN AUSTRALIA
1854-1912 mostly used collection including "Penny Black" (3, one torn), Hillman 1857 6d grey-black (faded), 1860 4d deep blue unused, plus other classics that are more-or-less faulty and 3 forgeries; later issues include 1874 1d on 2d, 1902-12 2/- & 2/6d and Wmk Crown CA 6d Internal Revenue mint, etc. Possible postmark interest. (Qty 120)
Shoebox of collector's duplicates partly sorted into packets etc including Crown/A 4d unused rejoined corner block of 15 & Thin Paper 3d mint block of 6 (toning), WWI 1d Red Cross Fund label (repaired tear) etc. (Qty 1000s)
1854 Penny Black Imperf 1d SG 1, margins close to good except at upper left where just touching, unused, Cat £900.
1861 Perkins Bacon Very Rough Perf 6d dull purple on blued paper SG 45, a little faded, apparently with large-part o.g., Cat £2750. A rare stamp. [Cecil Walkley's very fine unused example sold for $5520 at our auction of 14/4/2005, at which time it was catalogued at £1600]
1864-79 CC 2d mauve Error of Colour SG 55b, attractively cancelled with void-grid & small-part of an unframed cds both in bright blue, Cat £11,000. RPSofV (1998) & Ceremuga (2007) Certificates both state that the stamp has been re-perforated at base & left. A popular rarity, of which there are very few used examples recorded, this example stated to be the only example with a coloured cancellation. [Cecil Walkley's very fine used example sold for $24,150 at our auction of 14/4/2005, at which time it was catalogued at £5500]
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1882-85 CA Perf 12 4d colour trial in olive-green, large-part (disturbed) o.g. Ceremuga Certificate (2007) states "Great rarity as only several recorded" and, in pencil, "3 recorded and in fact probably only 3 made". [There is no example in the Royal Collection, nor was there one in any of the Chadwick, Gartner, Juhl, Basterfield or Dr Cecil Walkley collections]