Prestige Philately Auction 232 CatalogueWESTERN AUSTRALIA
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Displaying 8 Lots in Category - WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Small group on two pages with Swans 1/- pale brown imperf (4 margins; close at top) fine used with small part corner cancel & 4d blue (damaged), then later issues mostly used but noted 1885 2½d to 1/- * and 1902-11 V/Crown 9d *, Postal Fiscals to 1/- postally used (ex 2d) plus 2/6d & 3/- fiscal cancels, also Telegraphs 1d postally used, a couple with minor toning.
1854 Penny Black Rouletted 1d black SG 2 horizontal pair, rouletting on all sides & between the units remarkably not intruding on the design except at L/R of the first unit, light horizontal ironed-out crease, void-grid cancels in black, both units with 'RCalves' guarantee h/s, Cat £1500+. A rare multiple.
1857-59 Hillman Lithographs 6d black-bronze SG 18 with large Transfer Flaw Void at U/R, margins just touching to good, light void-grid cancel, Cat £650. BPA Certificate (2004).
1861 Perkins Bacon Intermediate Perf 14-16 6d purple-brown SG 36, straight-edge at the top, unused, Cat £1100. A very scarce stamp. Pascal Scheller Certificate (2015).
1863-88 Middle Period collection on Godden pages with modest duplication allowing for good representation of shades, many better stamps including No Watermark 1d unused (3) & 6d used (8), CC 2d mint, 1/- mint (faults) & 1/- bright green two used pairs & 1/- sage-green used (4), 'ONE PENNY' on 2d used (4), CC Perf 14 4d used (3) & 6d unused, 1871 3d mint (3), CA Perf 14 4d unused, Perf 12x14 1d used, Perf 12 used 4d (3) & 6d (6), useful Surcharges including '½' on 1d mint block of 4 & 'Half-penny' in Red & in Green on 3d mint strip of 3, etc, generally fine to very fine, STC £3750+. Ex "Daneswood": sold at the Prestige auction of 13.9.2008 for $1840.
1863 (c.) essay for a 1d White Swan die proof in pale grey-blue on thin card (32x35mm), light crease that barely detracts from the beautiful facial appearance. Rare: only three examples, in different colours, are recorded. [NB: all Australian swans are black. A plate proof of the same design sold at our auction of 24.11.2018 for $1322]
1885-93 De La Rue ½d 2d 4d & 1/- with 'SPECIMEN.' Handstamp plus 2½d & 5d with 'SPECIMEN' Overprint, large-part o.g., Cat £550. [This is a complete Specimen set]
320.00 (2 Bids)
1902-10 V/Crown the unique complete set of die proofs in issued colours on ungummed unwatermarked paper & Line Perf 12½, comprising 8d (tiny thin spot), 9d, 10d (perfs trimmed at left), 2/- (a couple of trimmed perfs at the base), 2/6d (a couple of trimmed perfs at the top), 5/- & 10/- (tiny thin spots), the 9d 2/- & 2/6d with part-Papermaker's Watermark, each with manuscript "X" cancel, Cat $37,500. Each stated by the ACSC to be unique! Individual Chris Ceremuga Certificates (2016) each state "...the only such example recorded".
The ACSC states "...possibly pulls from the zinc dies". In our opinion, there is no doubt about these items being die proofs. They were produced in Melbourne, where the same technique of perforating die proofs was employed for the KEVII £1 & £2.