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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
3015
P
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3015, First Watermark Issue 1p Red, Die I, Imperforate Plate Proof on Thick Buff Manila Paper (BW 2PP(1)A), 1p Red, Die I, Imperforate Plate Proof on Thick Buff Manila Paper (BW 2PP(1)A)1p Red, Die I, Imperforate Plate Proof on Thick Buff Manila Paper (BW 2PP(1)A). Horizontal pair with sheet selvage at left showing inter-sheet Jubilee lines, large to very large margins all around, strong rich color, couple of trivial paper wrinkles endemic to these proofs, Very Fine

A$ 650
225
3016
P
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3016, First Watermark Issue 1p Red, Die I, Imperforate Plate Proof on Thick Buff Manila Paper (BW 2PP(1)A), 1p Red, Die I, Imperforate Plate Proof on Thick Buff Manila Paper (BW 2PP(1)A)1p Red, Die I, Imperforate Plate Proof on Thick Buff Manila Paper (BW 2PP(1)A). Horizontal interpanneau strip of four, displaying Jubilee lines in the central gutter, four large and well-balanced margins, usual vertical crease in the central gutter, second stamp with mild hinge thin, otherwise Very Fine, a very scarce positional piece from the plate proof sheet of 480 that was discovered in 1964 and cut up into collectible position multiples, catalogued simply as four single proofs with no premium added for the interpanneau position

A$ 1,300
475
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3017
P
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3017, First Watermark Issue 1p Red, Die I, Imperforate Plate Proof on Thick Buff Manila Paper (BW 2PP(1)A), 1p Red, Die I, Imperforate Plate Proof on Thick Buff Manila Paper (BW 2PP(1)A)1p Red, Die I, Imperforate Plate Proof on Thick Buff Manila Paper (BW 2PP(1)A). Block of four from the top right corner of the proof sheet, showing Jubilee lines in the sheet margins, well-margined, with usual wrinkles/creases found on almost all of these scarce proofs, Very Fine appearance, ex Fordwater, catalogued as four proof singles

A$ 1,300
400
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3018
P
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3018, First Watermark Issue 1p Red, Die II, Imperforate Plate Proof on Thick Buff Manila Paper (BW 3PP(1)), 1p Red, Die II, Imperforate Plate Proof on Thick Buff Manila Paper (BW 3PP(1))1p Red, Die II, Imperforate Plate Proof on Thick Buff Manila Paper (BW 3PP(1)). Highly select proof single from the scarcer Die II, huge margins incl. a sheet margin at right showing Jubilee lines, without any of the faults that plague most of these proofs, Extremely Fine, from the proof sheet of 480 examples found in 1964, only 120 examples within the sheet were Die II, with the remaining 360 examples being Die I, ex Fordwater, with 2002 Ceremuga certificate

A$ 750
300
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3019
c
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3019, First Watermark Issue 1p Red, Die I (BW 2y), 1p Red, Die I (BW 2y)1p Red, Die I (BW 2y). Fresh single tied on neat and clean cover self-addressed to well-known collector, A.M. Whiting, in Windsor, Victoria by clear “Melbourne/4.Jan.13” machine cancel, this being the first day of issue in Melbourne, Very Fine, one of only three such Melbourne first day of issue covers known, all of the recorded Melbourne first day usages were prepared by Mr. Whiting, who also received a number of January 2, 1913 Sydney covers prepared by Frederick Hagen, a very similar cover realized $1,500.00 hammer, plus the buyer's premium, in the 2007 sale of Arthur Gray's collection

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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3020
nhbl
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3020, First Watermark Issue 1p Red, Die I, Plate C (BW 2(C)), 1p Red, Die I, Plate C (BW 2(C))1p Red, Die I, Plate C (BW 2(C)). Complete pane of 60 from the left side of the sheet, with full sheet selvages all around and with CA monogram in the bottom sheet selvage (BW 2(C)z), Mint N.H., in an unusually fresh state of preservation, excellent centering throughout the pane, deep rich color, sheet folded along two rows of horizontal perforations, just the faintest trace of toning at extreme edge of bottom sheet selvage, insignificant corner sheet selvage crease at bottom right, overall Very Fine, a perfect multiple for the One-Penny Kangaroo specialist, catalogued simply as a hinged CA imprint strip of three and 57 never hinged singles

A$ 2,425
3,000
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3021
nhbl
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3021, First Watermark Issue 1p Red, Die I, Small “OS” (BW 2bb), 1p Red, Die I, Small “OS” (BW 2bb)1p Red, Die I, Small “OS” (BW 2bb). Right interpanneau margin block of 36 (6x6), from the left pane of plate B, multiple displays some interesting plate varieties incl. “1” flaw west of Tasmania, Mint N.H., folded along most horizontal perforations with some separating at top left, gum is slightly toned on two horizontal rows as a result of how the multiple was stored, still Fine-Very Fine, catalogued simply as 36 never hinged examples, with no premium for the varieties

A$ 1,800
1,600
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3022
nh
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3022, First Watermark Issue 1p Red, Die I, Offset Variety (BW 2cb), 1p Red, Die I, Offset Variety (BW 2cb)1p Red, Die I, Offset Variety (BW 2cb). Horizontal pair, each stamp showing partial but extremely strong offsets on the gum side, the left stamp showing much more of the design, Mint N.H., one stamp with small perf. disc indentation, Fine, this pair displays much more pronounced offset printing than typically seen

A$ 800
160
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3023
og
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3023, First Watermark Issue 1p Red, Die I, Large “OS”, Offset Variety (BW 2ba/cb), 1p Red, Die I, Large “OS”, Offset Variety (BW 2ba/cb)1p Red, Die I, Large “OS”, Offset Variety (BW 2ba/cb). Fresh single with pronounced full offset on the reverse, lightly hinged, Fine

E. 300-400
150
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3024
og
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3024, First Watermark Issue 1p Red, Die I, Large “OS” Double (BW 2ba var), 1p Red, Die I, Large “OS” Double (BW 2ba var)1p Red, Die I, Large “OS” Double (BW 2ba var). Lightly hinged, with the second “OS” shifted dramatically to the lower left by 6mm, deep rich color

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE VARIETY SHOWING THE DOUBLE LARGE “OS” PUNCTURES. UNLISTED IN THE BRUSDEN-WHITE SPECIALIZED CATALOGUE AND THE FIRST SUCH EXAMPLE WE HAVE SEEN. NOT EVEN THE LEGENDARY ARTHUR GRAY COLLECTION OF KANGAROOS HAD AN EXAMPLE OF THIS VARIETY.

Accompanied by a 2011 Ceremuga certificate which states “(an) extremely rare error with only a strip of three known to me (from which this stamp originates), so probably only one row of twelve existed”

E. 1,500-2,000
1,900
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3025
og
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3025, First Watermark Issue 1p Red, Die I, Large “OS” (BW 2ba/z), 1p Red, Die I, Large “OS” (BW 2ba/z)1p Red, Die I, Large “OS” (BW 2ba/z). Bottom left corner margin no monogram strip of three, from the left pane, two stamps lightly hinged, one stamp Mint N.H., quite fresh and intact, Very Fine, a very scarce no monogram strip, especially with the large “OS” official perforations

E. 750-1,000
700
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3026
nh
1p Red Coil, Die I (BW 2 var). A trio of vertical coil items, incl. a vertical coil strip of five, a paste-up vertical coil strip of eleven, and a vertical pair with small “OS” punctures, all with guillotined perforations characteristic of the coils, Mint N.H., most quite well-centered and with rich color, Fine-Very Fine, scarce group

E. 500-750
325
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3027
ogbl
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3027, First Watermark Issue 1p Red, Die II, Plate F (BW 3(F)), 1p Red, Die II, Plate F (BW 3(F))1p Red, Die II, Plate F (BW 3(F)). Complete pane of 60 from the right side of the sheet, but with no sheet selvages around the edges, stamps ranging from Mint N.H. to a few with h.r.'s, fairly well-centered throughout, deep rich color, some separated perforations and folding along horizontal perforations, couple rows with creases through the stamps, other various small flaws, still of Fine-Very Fine appearance, useful for positioning and identifying consistent plate flaws, catalogued simply as 60 hinged stamps

A$ 1,200
1,500
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3028
ogbl
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3028, First Watermark Issue 1p Red, Die II, Extra Island Variety - Two Tasmania's (BW #3(E)d), 1p Red, Die II, Extra Island Variety - Two Tasmania's (BW #3(E)d)1p Red, Die II, Extra Island Variety - Two Tasmania's (BW #3(E)d). Block of four from the upper position of plate E, with the top left stamp (Position L25) displaying this distinctive and highly collectible variety, mild h.r., deep rich color, quite well-centered, Very Fine

A$ 410
275
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3029
nhbl
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3029, First Watermark Issue 1p Red, Die II, Large “OS” (BW 3ba/zb), 1p Red, Die II, Large “OS” (BW 3ba/zb)1p Red, Die II, Large “OS” (BW 3ba/zb). Bottom right corner JBC monogram block of 30, from the lower right position of plate F, with interpanneau selvage at left, stamps are all Mint N.H., single h.r. in right selvage (not part of JBC monogram block of ten) used to seal a tear confined to the selvage, near perfect centering throughout the multiple, bright fresh color, folded along horizontal perforations between third and fourth row, Very Fine, a choice large perforated “OS” monogram multiple

E. 2,000-3,000
2,900
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3030
ogbl
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3030, First Watermark Issue 1p Red, Die IIA (BW 4(H)z), 1p Red, Die IIA (BW 4(H)z)1p Red, Die IIA (BW 4(H)z). Bottom left corner margin CA monogram block of ten, from the lower position of plate H, with the second stamp in the bottom row displaying the white flaw off the Western Australian coast, couple of trivial h.r.'s, natural gum loss from edge of sheet affecting two stamps, wonderfully well-centered throughout, deep rich color, Very Fine

A$ 1,460
450
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3031
nh
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3031, First Watermark Issue 1p Red Coil, Die IIA, Small “OS” (BW 4ba var), 1p Red Coil, Die IIA, Small “OS” (BW 4ba var)1p Red Coil, Die IIA, Small “OS” (BW 4ba var). Vertical coil paste-up strip of ten from the third column of the left pane of Electro K, displaying perforations at sides characteristic of the coils, Mint N.H., brilliant color, rather well-centered, Very Fine, a most remarkable coil strip

E. 750-1,000
600
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3032
nhbl
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3032, First Watermark Issue 1913, 2sh Red on Pink, Complete Booklet (SG SB1), 1913, 2sh Red on Pink, Complete Booklet (SG SB1)1913, 2sh Red on Pink, Complete Booklet (SG SB1). Comprised of eighteen -1/2p Green stamps and twelve 1p Red stamps, with original interleaving, stamps themselves are Mint N.H., the booklet covers are unusually clean and fresh, with just traces of usual rust specks around the staple, Very Fine, very few intact examples of Australia's first stamp booklet are found this choice

£ 2,000
850
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