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Sale 1086 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — Australia (Continued...)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2069
 
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2069, Australia (Continued...)AUSTRALIA, 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). Partial Sydney cancels, flawlessly centered, fresh color

EXTREMELY FINE. A GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1919 TWO-POUND KANGAROO.

Ex Collier. With 2005 B.P.A. certificate. SG £3,000

3,250
1,700
2070
 
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2070, Australia (Continued...)AUSTRALIA, 1924, £2 Rose & Violet Brown (59; SG 45b), AUSTRALIA, 1924, £2 Rose & Violet Brown (59; SG 45b)AUSTRALIA, 1924, £2 Rose & Violet Brown (59; SG 45b). Light circular datestamp cancel, bright and fresh, well-centered, Very Fine, the Third Watermark is the most difficult of all the £2 Kangaroos to find in choice used quality, ex Collier, with 2007 B.P.A. certificate, SG £2,500

3,250
2,900
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2071
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2071, Australia (Continued...)AUSTRALIA, 1927, 1-1/2p Parliament House, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (94a; SG 105a), AUSTRALIA, 1927, 1-1/2p Parliament House, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (94a; SG 105a)AUSTRALIA, 1927, 1-1/2p Parliament House, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (94a; SG 105a). Mint N.H., trivial natural gum bend, centered to the left as always, quite fresh

FINE. A DESIRABLE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE ERROR.

Catalogue values are as hinged. SG £5,000

4,500
3,250
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2072
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2072, Australia (Continued...)AUSTRALIA, 1930, £2 Dull Red & Black (102; SG 114), AUSTRALIA, 1930, £2 Dull Red & Black (102; SG 114)AUSTRALIA, 1930, £2 Dull Red & Black (102; SG 114). Bottom selvage with partial imprint, tiny h.r., bright and fresh, Very Fine and choice, SG £4,250

5,250
1,400
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2073
 
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2073, Australia (Continued...)AUSTRALIA, 1930, £2 Dull Red & Black (102; SG 114), AUSTRALIA, 1930, £2 Dull Red & Black (102; SG 114)AUSTRALIA, 1930, £2 Dull Red & Black (102; SG 114). Light portion of a circular datestamp which is most uncharacteristic of the Two-Pound Kangaroo, lovely rich color, Very Fine and choice, SG £700

925
550
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2074
 
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2074, Australia (Continued...)AUSTRALIA, 1930, £2 Dull Red & Black (102; SG 114), AUSTRALIA, 1930, £2 Dull Red & Black (102; SG 114)AUSTRALIA, 1930, £2 Dull Red & Black (102; SG 114). Unusually light cancel, bright color on fresh paper, Very Fine, SG £700

925
500
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2075
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2075, Australia (Continued...)AUSTRALIA, 1934, £2 Kangaroo (129; SG 138), AUSTRALIA, 1934, £2 Kangaroo (129; SG 138)AUSTRALIA, 1934, £2 Kangaroo (129; SG 138). Lightly hinged, fresh colors, Fine, SG £4,000

4,500
1,100
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2076
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2076, Australia (Continued...)AUSTRALIA, 1932, 5sh Sydney Harbor Bridge (132; SG 143), AUSTRALIA, 1932, 5sh Sydney Harbor Bridge (132; SG 143)AUSTRALIA, 1932, 5sh Sydney Harbor Bridge (132; SG 143). Mint N.H., remarkably well-centered within wide margins, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, an uncommonly choice Mint Never Hinged copy of this popular stamp

1,600
750
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2077
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2077, Australia (Continued...)AUSTRALIA, 1964, 5p Christmas, Red Omitted (384a), AUSTRALIA, 1964, 5p Christmas, Red Omitted (384a)AUSTRALIA, 1964, 5p Christmas, Red Omitted (384a). Mint N.H., bright and fresh

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS COLOR OMITTED ERROR.

There are only two recorded copies of this error. The other was offered in the 2011 Spink auction of the Fordwater Collection (where it was described as the only known mint example). It too had a 1973 B.S.A.P. certificate, suggesting the two emanated from the same sheet. The Fordwater example realized £6,000.

With 1973 British Society of Australian Philately certificate. SG £4,750

4,750
5,500
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2078
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2078, Australia (Continued...)AUSTRALIA, 1964, 5p Christmas, Red Partially Omitted (384a var; SG 372a var), AUSTRALIA, 1964, 5p Christmas, Red Partially Omitted (384a var; SG 372a var)AUSTRALIA, 1964, 5p Christmas, Red Partially Omitted (384a var; SG 372a var). Mint N.H. se-tenant pair, the left stamp the error which has red omitting "Australia", Nativity scene clothing and part of the girl's headband, Very Fine, we have been unable to locate a similar example, ex Ameer of Bahawalpur

E. 500-750
1,000
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2079
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2079, Australia (Continued...)AUSTRALIA, 1965, 5p Christmas, Ultramarine Omitted (393b; SG 381a), AUSTRALIA, 1965, 5p Christmas, Ultramarine Omitted (393b; SG 381a)AUSTRALIA, 1965, 5p Christmas, Ultramarine Omitted (393b; SG 381a). Mint N.H., fresh and Very Fine, a scarce error, SG £1,000

1,000
750
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2080
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2080, Australia (Continued...)AUSTRALIA, 1966, 4c Dirk Hartog's Australia Discovery, Deep Orange Omitted (423a; SG 408a), AUSTRALIA, 1966, 4c Dirk Hartog's Australia Discovery, Deep Orange Omitted (423a; SG 408a)AUSTRALIA, 1966, 4c Dirk Hartog's Australia Discovery, Deep Orange Omitted (423a; SG 408a). Mint N.H. vertical strip of four with selvage at top and bottom, the bottom stamp the error, the stamp above with the sphere partially omitted

VERY FINE. A SINGLE SHEET OF THIS RARE TRANSITIONAL ERROR WAS DISCOVERED MAKING ONLY TWELVE KNOWN EXAMPLES POSSIBLE.

According to Tom Pierron, one pane (number 026441) was discovered at the Geelong, Victoria post office on November 23, 1966 with the third row partially missing and the last row completely missing. It is believed that two of the known errors are damaged to some degree.

Catalogue values are as single stamps with the sphere omitted and doesn't include the partially omitted sphere. SG £4,500

6,000
5,000
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2081
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2081, Australia (Continued...)AUSTRALIA, 1983, 27c Ulysses, Imperforate (875 var; Perriot AUS1582a), AUSTRALIA, 1983, 27c Ulysses, Imperforate (875 var; Perriot AUS1582a)AUSTRALIA, 1983, 27c Ulysses, Imperforate (875 var; Perriot AUS1582a). Horizontal pair with sheet margin at bottom, Mint N.H., Extremely Fine, Pierron value

£ 500
200
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2082
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2082, Australia (Continued...)AUSTRALIA, 1983, 27c Ulysses, Imperforate (875 var; Perriot AUS1582a), AUSTRALIA, 1983, 27c Ulysses, Imperforate (875 var; Perriot AUS1582a)AUSTRALIA, 1983, 27c Ulysses, Imperforate (875 var; Perriot AUS1582a). Horizontal strip of four with sheet margin at left, Mint N.H., Extremely Fine, Pierron value as two pairs

£ 1,000
350
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2083
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2083, Australia (Continued...)AUSTRALIA, 1919, Ross-Smith First Aerial Post, AUSTRALIA, 1919, Ross-Smith First Aerial PostAUSTRALIA, 1919, Ross-Smith First Aerial Post. Mint N.H. with full sheet margins, deep color, well-centered, mild diagonal crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1919 ROSS-SMITH ENGLAND-TO-AUSTRALIA FIRST AERIAL POST ISSUE.

On March 19, 1919, the Australian government offered a £10,000 prize to the first Australian aviator to fly from England to Australia in 30 days or less. On November 12, 1919, Ross Macpherson Smith, Keith Smith, J. M. Bennett and W. H. Shiers left London in a Vickers Vimy aircraft. They arrived in Darwin on December 10; their final destination was Melbourne.

On arrival in Darwin, Smith telegraphed the Australian prime minister requesting a commemorative stamp be issued. The commemorative label was designed by A.I.F. war artist Lieutenant Benson, and was printed in Melbourne on Crown over "A" watermarked paper.

A total of 576 labels were made. Of these, 346 were attached to incoming mail carried on the trip. It is reported that 150 were destroyed, and that some of the 87 unused labels were presented to officials and the four crew members.

With 1993 Holcombe certificate

E. 5,000-7,500
3,250
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2084
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2084, Australia (Continued...)AUSTRALIA, 1902, -1/2-5sh Postage Due (J1-8; SG D1-8), AUSTRALIA, 1902, -1/2-5sh Postage Due (J1-8; SG D1-8)AUSTRALIA, 1902, -1/2-5sh Postage Due (J1-8; SG D1-8). Lightly hinged or small h.r., fresh and Very Fine set, SG £475

788
200
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