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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
3143
ogbl
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3143, C of A Watermark Issue 10sh Gray and Pink (BW 50A; Scott 127; SG 136), 10sh Gray and Pink (BW 50A; Scott 127; SG 136)10sh Gray and Pink (BW 50A; Scott 127; SG 136). Block of twelve (6x2), being the bottom two rows of the left pane with sheet selvage on three sides and a partial John Ash imprint at bottom right, eleven stamps are Mint N.H., lightly hinged on twelfth stamp and in sheet selvage, gum just faintly toned overall, exceptional color, particularly well-centered for a multiple of this size, small marginal tear at bottom left, few minor separated perforations at edge of bottom sheet selvage

VERY FINE. A MOST IMPRESSIVE MULTIPLE OF THE “C OF A” WATERMARK TEN-SHILLING. AMONG THE LARGEST SURVIVING MULTIPLES OF THIS SCARCE STAMP.

Signed Enzo Diena and accompanied by his clear 1988 certificate. Ex Lord Steinberg

A$ 28,200
8,000
3144
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3144, C of A Watermark Issue 10sh Gray and Pink (BW 50Azb), 10sh Gray and Pink (BW 50Azb)10sh Gray and Pink (BW 50Azb). Bottom margin John Ash imprint pair, lightly hinged, bright colors, attractively centered, Very Fine for this scarce imprint pair

A$ 2,750
900
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3145
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3145, C of A Watermark Issue £1 Gray (BW 54za), £1 Gray (BW 54za)£1 Gray (BW 54za). Bottom margin John Ash imprint pair, bottom left stamp being the retouched bottom frame variety (Position L60), Mint N.H., quite fresh, strong color, nicely centered, Fine-Very Fine, a pristine example of this very scarce imprint pair

A$ 5,000
3,750
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3146
 
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3146, C of A Watermark Issue £2 Gray and Rose Crimson, “O of A” Watermark Error instead of “C of A” (BW 58A var), £2 Gray and Rose Crimson, “O of A” Watermark Error instead of “C of A” (BW 58A var)£2 Gray and Rose Crimson, “O of A” Watermark Error instead of “C of A” (BW 58A var). Used, light and unobtrusive town postmark, fresh colors, faint trace of a horizontal crease

FINE. A REMARKABLE WATERMARK ERROR ON THE “C OF A” WATERMARK TWO-POUND VALUE, WITH ONE OF THE REPEATING WATERMARKS CLEARLY SHOWING “O” INSTEAD OF “C” IN “C OF A”. UNLISTED IN THE BRUSDEN-WHITE CATALOGUE AND, TO OUR KNOWLEDGE, THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE THAT HAS EVER BEEN FOUND.

With clear 2006 Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,100
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3147
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3147, C of A Watermark Issue £2 Gray and Rose Crimson, Broken Coast in Bight Variety (BW 58A(D)h), £2 Gray and Rose Crimson, Broken Coast in Bight Variety (BW 58A(D)h)£2 Gray and Rose Crimson, Broken Coast in Bight Variety (BW 58A(D)h). Mint N.H., strong fresh colors

FINE. A DESIRABLE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THIS DISTINCTIVE DUTY PLATE VARIETY ON THE “C OF A” WATERMARK TWO-POUND VALUE.

Only one position on the sheet produced this variety, Position L20, which shows a clear break in the coast of Bight. Catalogue value quoted is for a hinged example

A$ 7,500
2,400
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3148
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3148, C of A Watermark Issue £2 Gray and Rose Crimson, Broken Value Circle at Right Variety (BW 58A(D)m), £2 Gray and Rose Crimson, Broken Value Circle at Right Variety (BW 58A(D)m)£2 Gray and Rose Crimson, Broken Value Circle at Right Variety (BW 58A(D)m). Left sheet-margin single, Mint N.H., stamp clearly showing large break at the right of the value circle (Position L49), deep luxuriant colors on bright paper

FINE. A PRISTINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE DUTY PLATE VARIETY ON THE “C OF A” WATERMARK TWO-POUND VALUE.

Only one position on the sheet produced this distinctive variety. Catalogue value quoted is for a hinged example

A$ 7,500
1,700
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3149
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3149, C of A Watermark Issue £2 Gray and Rose Crimson (BW 58Az), £2 Gray and Rose Crimson (BW 58Az)£2 Gray and Rose Crimson (BW 58Az). Bottom margin John Ash imprint block of four, with the bottom right stamp displaying the opened-mouthed kangaroo variety, lightly hinged on the top pair, while the bottom two stamps are Mint N.H. and hinged just lightly in the bottom selvage, in a brilliant state of preservation, exceptionally well-centered throughout, full perforations all around, deep rich colors on bright fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST OF ONLY SIX RECORDED IMPRINT BLOCKS OF FOUR OF THE “C OF A” WATERMARK TWO-POUND KANGAROO. ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE “GOLDFARM” COLLECTION.

It is believed that only six imprint blocks of four still exist of this value. One of the six is in the R.T.P. Chapman collection, which is now part of the Australia Post archival collection.

Ex Lord Steinberg

A$ 70,000
40,000
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3150
og
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3150, C of A Watermark Issue £2 Gray and Rose Crimson (BW 58Aza), £2 Gray and Rose Crimson (BW 58Aza)£2 Gray and Rose Crimson (BW 58Aza). Bottom margin John Ash imprint pair, with the right stamp displaying the opened-mouthed kangaroo variety, lightly hinged, well-centered, deep luxuriant colors on bright paper

VERY FINE. A HANDSOME AND CHOICE JOHN ASH IMPRINT PAIR OF THE “C OF A” WATERMARK TWO-POUND KANGAROO.

This premium quality pair is among the nicer to be found

A$ 22,500
9,500
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3151
c
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3151, C of A Watermark Issue £2 Gray and Rose Crimson (BW 58), £2 Gray and Rose Crimson (BW 58)£2 Gray and Rose Crimson (BW 58). Single well-centered example, used in combination with 5sh Gray and Yellow, 10sh Gray and Pink and £1 Gray (all C of A Watermarks, BW 46, 50, 54), as well as a pair of 5p King George V stamps, all tied on a registered linen gold bullion parcel tag addressed to the “United States of America Mint/San Francisco, U.S.A.” by “Perth/14.FE.39” circular datestamp, blue Perth registration label at bottom left, all stamps with bright colors and most well-centered, £1 Gray with rounded corner perforation, couple of transit wrinkles to tag

VERY FINE. A MARVELOUS AND RARE FRANKING OF A COMPLETE “SET” OF HIGH VALUE “C OF A” WATERMARK KANGAROOS ON ONE TAG, INCL. THE RARE TWO-POUND VALUE.

The shipment accompanying this tag was mailed from Perth on February 14, 1939 and was probably one of the last exported, as during 1939 the export of gold was restricted and then from then on all gold produced within Australia was required to be lodged in a refined state with the Australia Commonwealth Bank

E. 3,000-4,000
3,500
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