EXTREMELY FINE. A GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1919 TWO-POUND KANGAROO.
Ex Collier. With 2005 B.P.A. certificate. SG £3,000
FINE. A DESIRABLE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE ERROR.
Catalogue values are as hinged. SG £5,000
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
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
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