Prestige Philately Auction 178 CatalogueNumeral Cancellers etc
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Displaying 16 Lots in Category - Numeral Cancellers etc
VOID GRIDS: Selection of mostly fine to superb strikes on 1854-55 1d 4d & 1/-, Hillman 6d, Crown/CC Perf 12½ 6d & 1/-, later issues to 6d, and two remarkably late usages on 1d Kangaroos, the imperfs have margins in places (the 4d with full margins). (Qty 28)
NUMBERED GRIDS: Selection comprising superb '1' reissued to Balingup on Crown/CA 2d yellow, '10' of Cannington on 2d yellow, '11' reissued to Rockingham on 2d yellow, a very unlikely '13' on Litho 4d (full margins, Bühler Certificate), light '14' of Albany on Penny Black (margins in places) & superb '15' of Champion Bay/Cheangwa on 2d yellow.
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15-BARS: Excellent selection with original allocations '1' to '24' complete (ex '4': see Lot 303), re-allocations - based on stamp usage - including '1' at Daylerking, '3' at Ashburton, '7' at Capel, '15' at Dongarra, '22' at Balbarrup & '24' at Cossack, strikes in blue including '16' of York, '18' of Bunbury & '21' of Vasse, etc, also both halves of the '80 - 80' "duplex", stamps include Imperf Litho 4d x2 & 1/- brown, Hillman 2d & 6d x2, 1860 6d green, 4d vermilion x2 etc, condition of the stamps is variable, the strikes are generally good to superb. A difficult achievement. (Qty 56)
15-BARS: '4' of Upper Swan partial but obvious strike on Crown/CC Perf 12½ 1/- green. Pope & Thomas record only two other part-strikes. This is believed to be the finest known. No cover has been recorded, so the allocation to Upper Swan remains tentative. [Our vendor paid $2200]
15-BARS: '12' fine strike on ½d Postal Card locally addressed at Perth with Swan River Mechanics Institute advice dated 27/3/1886. [This appears to be an unrecorded usage at the GPO. '12' is recorded on covers cancelled at Northam until 1870 & at Claremont from 1895. In the absence of a cds, the case for use at Perth is supported by the Perth dateline on the reverse; and the town letter rate (Claremont is mid-way between Perth & Fremantle)]
15-BARS: usage on covers comprising '12' & 'CLAREMONT' cds on 1904 Postal Card to Germany, '21' & 'VASSE' cds on 1895 front to Belgium, and on 1896 Postal Card to GB with 'AUSTRALIND' transit; and '23' & 'GINGIN' cds (part-manuscript date) on 1885 cover to Guildford #2 in the Pope & Reynolds Census; condition rather mixed. [The first three are not listed in the Pope & Reynolds Census] (Qty 4)
9-BARS: Very scarce group comprising '1', '2', '3', '4', '6', '8', '9', '10', '11' & '12', strikes are fine to superb, numbers 1 3 6 10 11 & 12 are all unrecorded on cover! [NB: the balls on '6' and '9' appear to be different] (Qty 10)
9-BARS: '2' of Perth fine inverted strike on 1894 1d Postal Card with coded message to Victoria, Melbourne arrival b/s. This is a very late usage (and the LRD). The Pope & Reynolds Census lists only four covers, between 1877 and 1884 and notes usage only to 1889.
9-BARS: '4' of Greenough thirteen fair to very fine strikes tying 1d yellow-ochre Perf 14 SG 76 x8 (including a block of 4) and Perf 12 SG 81 vertical strip of 5 to the reverse of 1884 cover to Belgium "Per Ferret", poor 'GREENOUGH/WA' cds (#3a) & fine 'R'-in-cogwheel on the face where sadly the address has been largely erased, Brindisi transit & Brussels arrival b/s & '253' postmen's h/s on the face, minor soiling. Pope & Reynolds Census #2 of only 3 recorded covers.
12-BARS: Annotated group with Original Allocations '1' to '36' almost complete (missing only '3', '4' - unrecorded - & '20'), plus Re-Allocations '2' at Kelmscott, '5' at Carnarvon, '8' at Nannup, '19' at Donnybrook, '21' at Katanning & '25' at Wonnerup, strikes are generally good to superb. Another very creditable achievement. [NB: '34' is a forgery] (Qty 39)
12-BARS: '7' & 'NORTHAM/SP7/87/=W.A='' cds on spiked 1d Postal Card to Perth, and worn strikes on commercial cover to Melbourne with Postal Fiscal 1d x2 & cds of FE21/95. New ERD & LRD on cover: neither listed in the Pope & Reynolds Census. [The illustrations are on our website] (Qty 2)
12-BARS: '8' very fine strike tying V/Crown 2d yellow to c.1904 mourning cover to Perth, poor but identifiable strike of the rare 'LOWER BLACKWOOD/WA' cds (no year slug) at lower-left, 'LCR/PERTH WA' arrival b/s. PO 10/8/1870; renamed Nannup -/10/1907. The only recorded 12-bar '8' cover with 'LOWER BLACKWOOD' "tie". [Although the year of use is unidentifiable, the stamp was issued in 1902 & the ERD for the Letter Carrier Room cds is 8AU/03]
12-BARS: '26' of New Norcia three fair to fine strikes tying 1d x3 (one defective) to 1893 cover to London, largely superb strike of the rare 'POST-OFFICE/SP4/93/NEW-NORCIA' cds at lower-left, Perth transit & London arrival b/s, some toning especially on the reverse. Pope & Reynolds Census unlisted: the earlier of only 2 recorded covers. [New Norcia is a Catholic mission 42km SSE of Moora. It is renowned for its religious architecture and art]
BARRED LETTERS: Complete "set" with 'A' of Albany (only 1 cover recorded), 'AR' of Arthur River (no covers), 'B' of Bunbury, 'BE' of Beverley, 'D' of Dongarra (1 cover), 'E' of Broomehill (inherited from Eticup; 4 covers), 'F' of Fremantle, 'G' of Guildford (no covers), 'GR' of Greenough (1 cover), 'GT' of Geraldton, 'K' of Kojonup (no covers, but see Lot 315) & 'P' of Perth/Greenbushes, strikes are fine to superb. (Qty 12)
BARRED LETTERS: 'B' on two large 1895 registered pieces; 'BE' & unframed 'BEVERLEY' cds on 1891 1d Postal Card; poor 'E' & part-'[BROO]MEHILL' cds on 1893 1d Postal Card; and 'F' on Postal Fiscals on registered cover to Melbourne with 'RECEIVED TORN' h/s; condition variable. (Qty 5 items)
BARRED LETTERS: 'K' poor strike tying ½d & 2d grey to 1898 defective cover to Austria, poor but identifiable 'KOJONUP/ MR2/98=W.A=' cds, 'ALBANY' transit b/s in blue, repaired tears & a bit crumpled. Absent from the Pope & Reynolds Census and believed to be the only recorded cover with the 'K' cancel. [Although the letter is indecipherable, there is an upright stroke evident. Our vendor paid $1500 but requested a modest estimate]