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Sale 1086 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 18-19 November, 2014

Category — Antigua thru Australia

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2052
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2052, Antigua thru AustraliaANTIGUA, 1863-67, 6p Green, Small Star Wmk., Rough Perf 14-16 (4; SG 8), ANTIGUA, 1863-67, 6p Green, Small Star Wmk., Rough Perf 14-16 (4; SG 8)ANTIGUA, 1863-67, 6p Green, Small Star Wmk., Rough Perf 14-16 (4; SG 8). Horizontal pair cancelled by light strikes of a "A02" barred oval on cover from St. John's to London, England, rated with a manuscript 11d in crayon, Antigua Mar 27, 1870 despatch backstamp, London Paid arrival, file fold thru center well away from adhesives, Very Fine, ex Landini

E. 300-400
375
2053
 
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2053, Antigua thru AustraliaAUSTRALIA, 1913, 10sh Pink & Gray (13; SG 14; BW 47w), AUSTRALIA, 1913, 10sh Pink & Gray (13; SG 14; BW 47w)AUSTRALIA, 1913, 10sh Pink & Gray (13; SG 14; BW 47w). Cancelled by Brisbane c.t.o., wide margins, brilliant colors on fresh white paper, Mint N.H., Extremely Fine, the Brisbane c.t.o. is far scarcer than the Melbourne c.t.o., on which the Brusden White catalogue is based, while these cancels are referred to as "c.t.o", a more accurate description would be Post Office presentation copies as they were issued in very limited quantities and are highly collectable, ex Arthur Gray, BW value

A$ 1,700
1,700
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2054
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2054, Antigua thru AustraliaAUSTRALIA, 1913, £1 Ultramarine & Brown (14; SG 15), AUSTRALIA, 1913, £1 Ultramarine & Brown (14; SG 15)AUSTRALIA, 1913, £1 Ultramarine & Brown (14; SG 15). Lightly hinged, marvelously well-centered, beautiful rich colors on pristine white paper

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARY QUALITY EXAMPLE OF THE 1913 ONE-POUND KANGAROO.

With 1977 R.P.S. certificate. SG £2,500

4,000
3,500
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2055
 
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2055, Antigua thru AustraliaAUSTRALIA, 1913, £1 Ultramarine & Brown (14; SG 15), AUSTRALIA, 1913, £1 Ultramarine & Brown (14; SG 15)AUSTRALIA, 1913, £1 Ultramarine & Brown (14; SG 15). Broken Tail variety (BW 51e), light Melbourne circular datestamp, wonderfully bright and fresh, Very Fine, ex Collier, with 2009 B.P.A. certificate, SG £2,500, BW A$3,500

2,400
1,700
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2056
 
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2056, Antigua thru AustraliaAUSTRALIA, 1913, £2 Deep Rose & Black (15; SG 16; BW 55w), AUSTRALIA, 1913, £2 Deep Rose & Black (15; SG 16; BW 55w)AUSTRALIA, 1913, £2 Deep Rose & Black (15; SG 16; BW 55w). Cancelled by neat Melbourne presentation c.t.o. at top right, rich color, exceptionally well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE. A SELECT QUALITY EXAMPLE OF THE TWO-POUND FIRST WATERMARK KANGAROO WITH POST OFFICE PRESENTATION CANCEL.

Ex Arthur Gray. BW value

A$ 5,500
3,750
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2057
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2057, Antigua thru AustraliaAUSTRALIA, 1915, 3p Olive Bister (47; SG 37; BW 13Ecz), AUSTRALIA, 1915, 3p Olive Bister (47; SG 37; BW 13Ecz)AUSTRALIA, 1915, 3p Olive Bister (47; SG 37; BW 13Ecz). Die I, with JBC monogram in the bottom selvage, also showing "break in top frame over "ST" of "AUSTRALIA" (position 1R58), lightly hinged, well-centered, a few nibbed perfs, otherwise Very Fine, ex Arthur Gray, BW value

A$ 1,500
250
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2058
 
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2058, Antigua thru AustraliaAUSTRALIA, 1922, 3p Light Olive, Die IIB (47b; SG 37e; BW 14A), AUSTRALIA, 1922, 3p Light Olive, Die IIB (47b; SG 37e; BW 14A)AUSTRALIA, 1922, 3p Light Olive, Die IIB (47b; SG 37e; BW 14A). Cancelled by a partial circular datestamp clearly showing a December 1922 postmark, which is the earliest documented usage of the 3p Die IIB stamp, which was issued in that month, superceding the previous January 11, 1923 date which is listed in Brusden White as the earliest known use, well-centered and fresh, Extremely Fine, ex Arthur Gray

E. 200-300
160
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2059
 
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2059, Antigua thru AustraliaAUSTRALIA, 1921, 6p Ultramarine, Die IIB (48c; SG 38d; BW 20), AUSTRALIA, 1921, 6p Ultramarine, Die IIB (48c; SG 38d; BW 20)AUSTRALIA, 1921, 6p Ultramarine, Die IIB (48c; SG 38d; BW 20). Cancelled by centrally struck "Sydney 23. JY. 23" circular datestamp, which is the earliest documented usage of the 6p Die IIB stamp, well-centered, a few nibbed perfs at top, Very Fine, ex Arthur Gray

E. 300-400
300
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2060
ogbl
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2060, Antigua thru AustraliaAUSTRALIA, 1923, 6p Yellow Brown (49; SG 73; BW 21zf), AUSTRALIA, 1923, 6p Yellow Brown (49; SG 73; BW 21zf)AUSTRALIA, 1923, 6p Yellow Brown (49; SG 73; BW 21zf). Bottom margin Ash Imprint Block of four from lower Plate 4, top pair lightly hinged, bottom unit Mint N.H., rich color, Very Fine, BW value

A$ 450
150
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2061
 
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2061, Antigua thru AustraliaAUSTRALIA, 1918, 5sh Yellow & Gray (54; SG 42; BW 44w), AUSTRALIA, 1918, 5sh Yellow & Gray (54; SG 42; BW 44w)AUSTRALIA, 1918, 5sh Yellow & Gray (54; SG 42; BW 44w). Light c.t.o. pmk. at top right, fresh color, original gum, h.r., Very Fine, ex Arthur Gray, BW value

A$ 300
0
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2062
nh
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2062, Antigua thru AustraliaAUSTRALIA, 1916, £1 Ultramarine & Brown (56a; SG 44), AUSTRALIA, 1916, £1 Ultramarine & Brown (56a; SG 44)AUSTRALIA, 1916, £1 Ultramarine & Brown (56a; SG 44). With top right corner selvage, Mint N.H. (hinged in the top selvage only), well-centered, exceptionally bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. AN ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 ONE-POUND KANGAROO.

SG value as hinged £2,500

10,500
4,000
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2063
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2063, Antigua thru AustraliaAUSTRALIA, 1916, £1 Ultramarine & Brown (56a; SG 44), AUSTRALIA, 1916, £1 Ultramarine & Brown (56a; SG 44)AUSTRALIA, 1916, £1 Ultramarine & Brown (56a; SG 44). Lightly hinged, fresh colors on bright paper, Very Fine, SG £2,750

3,250
2,300
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2064
 
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2064, Antigua thru AustraliaAUSTRALIA, 1916, £1 Ultramarine & Brown (56a; SG 44b; BW 52Cw), AUSTRALIA, 1916, £1 Ultramarine & Brown (56a; SG 44b; BW 52Cw)AUSTRALIA, 1916, £1 Ultramarine & Brown (56a; SG 44b; BW 52Cw). Cancelled by neat c.t.o., fresh pastel colors, typical irregular perfs of this printing, original gum, lightly hinged, Very Fine and scarce, ex Arthur Gray, BW value

A$ 3,000
700
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2065
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2065, Antigua thru AustraliaAUSTRALIA, 1924, £1 Gray (57; SG 75), AUSTRALIA, 1924, £1 Gray (57; SG 75)AUSTRALIA, 1924, £1 Gray (57; SG 75). Just a faint trace of a hinge mark, rich color, Very Fine, SG £650

900
325
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2066
 
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2066, Antigua thru AustraliaAUSTRALIA, 1924, £1 Gray (57; SG 75; BW 53w), AUSTRALIA, 1924, £1 Gray (57; SG 75; BW 53w)AUSTRALIA, 1924, £1 Gray (57; SG 75; BW 53w). Cancelled by neat portion of Melbourne G.P.O. c.t.o., Mint N.H., well-centered and fresh, Very Fine, ex Nelson and Arthur Gray, BW value

A$ 750
225
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2067
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2067, Antigua thru AustraliaAUSTRALIA, 1919, £2 Deep Rose & Black (58; SG 45), AUSTRALIA, 1919, £2 Deep Rose & Black (58; SG 45)AUSTRALIA, 1919, £2 Deep Rose & Black (58; SG 45). Lightly hinged, rich color and a strong detailed impression

VERY FINE. A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE 1919 TWO-POUND KANGAROO.

SG £4,500

7,000
3,000
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2068
 
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2068, Antigua thru AustraliaAUSTRALIA, 1919, £2 Deep Rose & Black (58; SG 45; BW 56Aw), AUSTRALIA, 1919, £2 Deep Rose & Black (58; SG 45; BW 56Aw)AUSTRALIA, 1919, £2 Deep Rose & Black (58; SG 45; BW 56Aw). Cancelled by neat Melbourne G.P.O. c.t.o., excellent centering, bright fresh colors

EXTREMELY FINE. A GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 1919 TWO-POUND KANGAROO WITH POST OFFICE PRESENTATION CANCEL.

Ex Arthur Gray. BW value

A$ 6,000
1,500
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