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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 October, 2014

Category — First Watermark Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3004
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3004, First Watermark Issue -1/2p Green, Imperforate at Base (BW 1b), -1/2p Green, Imperforate at Base (BW 1b)-1/2p Green, Imperforate at Base (BW 1b). Bottom left corner margin CA monogram block of six, the bottom three stamps being the error, as they are completely imperforate between the stamps and sheet selvage, top three stamps lightly hinged, bottom three stamps Mint N.H., single mild h.r. in bottom sheet selvage, lightly folded along center row of horizontal perforations

FINE-VERY FINE. AN IMMENSELY RARE AND IMPORTANT CA MONOGRAM BLOCK OF SIX DISPLAYING THE IMPERFORATE AT BASE ERROR. OF THE FOUR RECORDED MONOGRAM PIECES WITH THIS ERROR, ONLY TWO REMAIN IN PRIVATE HANDS -- THE BLOCK OFFERED HERE FROM THE FAMOUS ARTHUR GRAY COLLECTION AND THE BLOCK SOLD IN THE 2005 SIR GAWAINE BAILLIE SALE.

Ex Gray and Lord Steinberg

A$ 42,500
35,000
3005
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3005, First Watermark Issue -1/2p Green, Large “OS” (BW 1bc), -1/2p Green, Large “OS” (BW 1bc)-1/2p Green, Large “OS” (BW 1bc). Bottom right corner sheet-margin block of 30 (10x3) from Plate 1 (upper), being a block of 16 from the left side of the sheet and the full bottom three rows from the right side and with interpanneau gutter between, which incorporates a full no monogram strip (BW 1bc/za), Mint N.H., marvelously well-centered for such a large multiple, bright and fresh overall, Very Fine, an impressive “OS” multiple in outstanding condition

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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3006
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3006, First Watermark Issue -1/2p Green, Small “OS” (BW 1bd), -1/2p Green, Small “OS” (BW 1bd)-1/2p Green, Small “OS” (BW 1bd). Bottom margin interpanneau block of twelve, stamps Mint N.H., a couple of h.r.'s reinforcing a few separated perforations in the sheet selvage, well-centered, usual vertical crease in the central gutter, two vertical rows lightly folded along perforations, Very Fine, a scarce small “OS” positional multiple

A$ 720
150
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3007
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3007, First Watermark Issue -1/2p Green (BW 1z), -1/2p Green (BW 1z)-1/2p Green (BW 1z). Bottom right corner margin no monogram block of twelve, from the upper pane of Plate 1, showing distinctive small hole perforations, as well as position 55 displaying a plate flaw (vertical scratch left of the value circle), lightly hinged, several stamps Mint N.H. incl. the monogram strip of three, quite well-centered, a few separated perforations in the bottom selvage and a light marginal crease in selvage at bottom right, overall Very Fine and handsome, ex Gray

A$ 1,382
325
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3008
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3008, First Watermark Issue -1/2p Green (BW 1z), -1/2p Green (BW 1z)-1/2p Green (BW 1z). Bottom left corner margin CA Monogram Block of Twelve, from Plate 2, with position 2L55 showing the break in shading over the “U” of “AUSTRALIA”, stamps Mint N.H., small h.r. at center of bottom selvage reinforcing just a couple separated perforations, exceptional centering, bright color, Very Fine, ex Gray (as a larger multiple with the extraneous stamps removed)

A$ 1,180
700
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3009
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3009, First Watermark Issue -1/2p Green, Large “OS” (BW 1bc/z), -1/2p Green, Large “OS” (BW 1bc/z)-1/2p Green, Large “OS” (BW 1bc/z). Bottom right corner margin CA monogram block of eight, from the lower pane of Plate 2, Mint N.H., wonderfully fresh and intact, nicely centered, strong color, Very Fine, a very scarce monogram multiple with the perforated large “OS”

E. 500-750
750
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3010
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3010, First Watermark Issue -1/2p Green (BW 1zc), -1/2p Green (BW 1zc)-1/2p Green (BW 1zc). Bottom right corner margin JBC Monogram block of ten, from Plate 2, stamps Mint N.H., couple of h.r.'s in bottom sheet selvage where there are a few trivial toning specks on the reverse only, exceedingly well-centered and margined throughout, lightly folded along horizontal perforations, still Very Fine, ex Gray

A$ 1,140
425
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3011
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3011, First Watermark Issue -1/2p Green, Small “OS” (BW 1bd/zc), -1/2p Green, Small “OS” (BW 1bd/zc)-1/2p Green, Small “OS” (BW 1bd/zc). Bottom right corner margin JBC monogram strip of three, from the lower pane of Plate 2, couple of minor h.r.'s, exceptionally well-centered, fresh color, Very Fine, a choice example of this scarce JBC monogram strip of three with perforated small “OS”

E. 500-750
250
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3012
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3012, First Watermark Issue -1/2p Green (BW 1 var), -1/2p Green (BW 1 var)-1/2p Green (BW 1 var). Block of eighteen (6x3) with each stamp with “T” perfin for use in Tasmania, from Plate 2, being the upper three rows from the left hand pane, sheet selvage at right, displaying two highly collectible varieties, the first (Position 2L7; BW 1d) shows a break to the right leg of “A” of “AUSTRALIA”, the second (Position 2L12; BW 1e) is the “ROSTAGE” variety, Mint N.H., bright color, well-centered throughout, top right stamp with gum crease, overall a Very Fine multiple for the specialist, ex Gray

E. 400-500
225
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3013
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3013, First Watermark Issue -1/2p Green Coil (BW 1 var), -1/2p Green Coil (BW 1 var)-1/2p Green Coil (BW 1 var). Vertical coil strip of four with the paste-up in the center incorporating the CA monogram, lightly hinged on the top stamp, the other three Mint N.H., well-centered, showing guillotined perforations characteristic of the coils, Very Fine

E. 200-300
110
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3014
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-1/2p Green Coil (BW 1 var). Two vertical coil paste-up strips of eleven, plus a vertical coil strip of four, couple of the stamps displaying collectible plate varieties, all Mint N.H., all showing characteristics distinctive to genuine coil stamps, Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
325
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