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Sale 1081 — The Goldfarm Collection of Australia Kangaroo and Map Series

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 October, 2014

Category — C of A Watermark Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3130
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3130, C of A Watermark Issue 6p Chestnut (BW 23z), 6p Chestnut (BW 23z)6p Chestnut (BW 23z). Bottom margin John Ash imprint block of four, from Plate 3 (upper), with “N” over “N” and displaying white hairline variety from circle to map on top left stamp, Mint N.H., particularly well-centered, rich color, Very Fine and quite choice

A$ 550
0
3131
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3131, C of A Watermark Issue 6p Chestnut (BW 23z), 6p Chestnut (BW 23z)6p Chestnut (BW 23z). Bottom margin John Ash imprint block of four, from Plate 3 (upper), with “N” over “N” and displaying white hairline variety from circle to map on top left stamp, Mint N.H., attractive centering, quite fresh, Very Fine

A$ 550
0
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3132
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3132, C of A Watermark Issue 6p Chestnut (BW 23z), 6p Chestnut (BW 23z)6p Chestnut (BW 23z). Bottom margin John Ash imprint block of four, from Plate 4 (lower), with “N” over “A”, lightly hinged on top pair, lower unit Mint N.H., well-centered, strong color, Very Fine

A$ 500
0
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3133
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3133, C of A Watermark Issue 6p Chestnut, Overprinted “OS” (BW 23(OS)), 6p Chestnut, Overprinted “OS” (BW 23(OS))6p Chestnut, Overprinted “OS” (BW 23(OS)). Remarkable complete sheet of 120 from Plate 3 (upper), consisting of the left and right panes of 60 separated by a vertical gutter and with scarce John Ash imprint at bottom (BW 23(OS)z), “N” over “N”, Mint N.H., exceptionally well-centered as an entire sheet, strong fresh color, few separated perforations mostly in bottom selvage, plus a few really trivial tone spots on just a few small areas, Very Fine overall, there is no doubt that few intact sheets such as this remain, catalogued simply as a hinged imprint block of four and 116 Mint N.H. singles

A$ 12,400
2,100
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3134
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3134, C of A Watermark Issue 6p Chestnut, Overprinted “OS” (BW 23(OS)z), 6p Chestnut, Overprinted “OS” (BW 23(OS)z)6p Chestnut, Overprinted “OS” (BW 23(OS)z). Bottom margin John Ash imprint block of four, from Plate 4 (lower), with “N” over “A”, h.r. on top stamps, quite well-centered, couple of trivial flaws, Very Fine appearance

A$ 750
100
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3135
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3135, C of A Watermark Issue 9p Violet, Double Perforations (BW 29b), 9p Violet, Double Perforations (BW 29b)9p Violet, Double Perforations (BW 29b). Block of four with sheet selvage at bottom, displaying spectacular double perforations in the horizontal row between the stamps and in the vertical row only between the two stamps in the bottom row, lightly hinged, exceptionally fresh color, Very Fine, a scarce block with great eye appeal

E. 500-750
650
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3136
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3136, C of A Watermark Issue 9p Violet (BW 29z), 9p Violet (BW 29z)9p Violet (BW 29z). Bottom margin John Ash imprint block of four, from Plate 3 (upper), being the first state, faintly hinged in the top pair, bottom unit Mint N.H., fresh color, Fine-Very Fine

A$ 650
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3137
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3137, C of A Watermark Issue 9p Violet (BW 29z), 9p Violet (BW 29z)9p Violet (BW 29z). Bottom margin John Ash imprint block of four, from Plate 4 (upper), being the first state and displaying the Die II substitution in Position 4R49 (BW 29q), lightly hinged, rich color, Fine-Very Fine

A$ 700
325
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3138
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3138, C of A Watermark Issue 9p Violet (BW 29z), 9p Violet (BW 29z)9p Violet (BW 29z). Bottom margin John Ash imprint block of eight, from Plate 4 (upper), being the first state and displaying the Die II substitution in Position 4R49 (BW 29q), lightly hinged, rich color, attractive centering, Very Fine, a very scarce imprint block, catalogued as a hinged imprint block and four hinged singles

A$ 940
700
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3139
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3139, C of A Watermark Issue 9p Violet (BW 29zb), 9p Violet (BW 29zb)9p Violet (BW 29zb). Bottom margin John Ash imprint block of four, from Plate 3 (upper), being the second state and displaying the screw inserted in the central gutter and marginal rule broken away, barest trace of hinging in the top pair, lower unit Mint N.H., strong rich color, Fine-Very Fine

A$ 650
150
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3140
c
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3140, C of A Watermark Issue 2sh Maroon and 5sh Gray and Yellow (BW 40, 46), 2sh Maroon and 5sh Gray and Yellow (BW 40, 46)2sh Maroon and 5sh Gray and Yellow (BW 40, 46). Two singles of the former and two pairs of the latter, tied on a large (275 x 126mm) cover addressed to London by multiple strikes of “Sydney 10.SE. 35” circular datestamp, with typewritten endorsement “per Australia/Singapore/London Air Mail”, one 2sh stamp with minor flaws, overall Very Fine, a most impressive high denomination commercial franking, ex Nelson

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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3141
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2sh Maroon, Redrawn Die (BW 41). Complete sheet of 120 of the lower plate, consisting of left and right panes of 60 separated by 25mm gutter and with two “Authority” imprints (BW 41z) at bottom, several listed positional plate flaws noted, Mint N.H., outstanding centering throughout, strong rich color, horizontal perforations separated through central row of right pane, still Extremely Fine and impressive, catalogued simply as 120 Mint N.H. singles

A$ 2,400
300
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3142
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3142, C of A Watermark Issue 5sh Gray and Yellow (BW 46Bza), 5sh Gray and Yellow (BW 46Bza)5sh Gray and Yellow (BW 46Bza). Bottom margin John Ash imprint pair, with right stamp displaying the open-mouth kangaroo variety, barest trace of hinging, brilliant colors, attractively centered, Fine-Very Fine, a handsome imprint pair

A$ 1,750
500
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