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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
3033
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3033, First Watermark Issue 2p Gray, Watermark Inverted (BW 5a), 2p Gray, Watermark Inverted (BW 5a)2p Gray, Watermark Inverted (BW 5a). Lightly hinged, choice well-centered example, Very Fine

A$ 200
190
3034
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3034, First Watermark Issue 2p Gray (BW5za), 2p Gray (BW5za)2p Gray (BW5za). Bottom margin CA monogram horizontal pair, from the lower pane of Plate 2, central h.r. at top, fresh color, monogram trimmed by naturally shorter selvage at bottom, Fine

A$ 1,075
0
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3035
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3035, First Watermark Issue 2p Gray, Large “OS” (BW 5bb/zb), 2p Gray, Large “OS” (BW 5bb/zb)2p Gray, Large “OS” (BW 5bb/zb). Bottom right corner JBC monogram strip of three, from the lower position of Plate 2, Mint N.H., strong color, attractively centered, small crease at far corner of bottom right selvage

FINE-VERY FINE. A DESIRABLE JBC MONOGRAM STRIP OF THREE OF THE TWO-PENCE FIRST WATERMARK ISSUE. ESPECIALLY RARE WITH THE LARGE “OS” OFFICIAL PUNCTURES.

Very few monogram strips of this value exist with the “OS” punctures

E. 2,000-3,000
1,500
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3036
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3036, First Watermark Issue 2-1/2p Indigo, Large “OS”, Double Perforations both Horizontally and Vertically (BW 9b/ba), 2-1/2p Indigo, Large “OS”, Double Perforations both Horizontally and Vertically (BW 9b/ba)2-1/2p Indigo, Large “OS”, Double Perforations both Horizontally and Vertically (BW 9b/ba). Vertical strip of three with double perforations horizontally between first and second stamp (rows of perforations widely spaced) and the same central stamp with double perforations vertically at both left and right sides (both rows almost placed on top of one another), error stamp Mint N.H., others lightly hinged, lightly folded along horizontal perforations between second and third stamp, Fine, a rare and possibly unique item in this configuration, with 2013 Ceremuga certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
850
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3037
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3037, First Watermark Issue 2-1/2p Light Bluish-Indigo (BW 9z), 2-1/2p Light Bluish-Indigo (BW 9z)2-1/2p Light Bluish-Indigo (BW 9z). Bottom left corner margin no monogram block of eight, from the left pane of Plate 1, displaying the heavy coastline varieties on the two left stamps, couple of minor h.r.'s mostly in the selvage, several stamps Mint N.H., some separated perforations

FINE-VERY FINE. A VERY SCARCE AND SELDOM OFFERED NO MONOGRAM MULTIPLE OF THIS VALUE.

Catalogued as a hinged no monogram strip of three, plus two hinged and three never hinged singles

A$ 10,125
2,600
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3038
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3038, First Watermark Issue 2-1/2p Indigo (BW 9za), 2-1/2p Indigo (BW 9za)2-1/2p Indigo (BW 9za). Bottom right corner margin no monogram block of six, from the right pane of Plate 1, lightly hinged on one stamp only and once in the bottom selvage, attractively centered, deep rich color, couple of small extraneous ink strokes on reverse of right sheet selvage

VERY FINE. A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE NO MONOGRAM MULTIPLE.

Quite similar in quality to the no monogram block of six offered in the 2007 Arthur Gray sale, which realized $4,250.00 hammer, plus the buyer's premium

A$ 9,650
2,900
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3039
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3039, First Watermark Issue 2-1/2p Indigo (BW 9z), 2-1/2p Indigo (BW 9z)2-1/2p Indigo (BW 9z). Bottom right corner margin JBC monogram strip of three, from the lower pane of Plate 2, lightly hinged, quite well-centered, deep rich color, couple of minor natural gum bends

VERY FINE. A HIGHLY SELECT EXAMPLE OF THE RARE FIRST WATERMARK TWO AND ONE-HALF PENNY INDIGO JBC MONOGRAM STRIP.

One of the finest quality examples of the very few that have appeared on the auction market in recent years

A$ 4,500
2,700
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3040
P
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3040, First Watermark Issue 3p Black, Die I, Imperforate Trial Color Proof on Blue Unwatermarked Wove Paper (BW 12PP(1)A), 3p Black, Die I, Imperforate Trial Color Proof on Blue Unwatermarked Wove Paper (BW 12PP(1)A)3p Black, Die I, Imperforate Trial Color Proof on Blue Unwatermarked Wove Paper (BW 12PP(1)A). Right sheet-margin horizontal pair, with the right stamp displaying a large void area of printing along the right edge, exceptionally large margins all around, couple of natural microscopic pinholes, plus edge flaws along extreme right edge of sheet margin, Very Fine for this scarce trial color plate proof, according to the Brusden-White catalogue “these are poorly printed and are apparently make-ready printer's proofs....approximately 40 survive,” ex Gray and this pair is the one illustrated in the BW catalog

A$ 2,500
900
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3041
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3041, First Watermark Issue 3p Olive, Die I (BW 12Aac), 3p Olive, Die I (BW 12Aac)3p Olive, Die I (BW 12Aac). Bottom margin JBC monogram block of six, from Plate 2 (lower), lightly hinged, excellent centering throughout, bright color, two tiny thin specks from hinge removal in the bottom strip, otherwise Very Fine, a corner margin JBC monogram strip of three catalogues A$5,000.00, this bottom margin block has been catalogued simply as a monogram single and five extra stamps, ex Lord Steinberg

A$ 2,750
850
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3042
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3042, First Watermark Issue 4p Orange (BW15z), 4p Orange (BW15z)4p Orange (BW15z). Bottom left corner margin JBC monogram block of nine, from the left pane of Plate 2 (lower), several stamps Mint N.H., rest lightly hinged, wonderfully bright and intact, small marginal hinge thin coinciding with the monogram

FINE-VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE FIRST WATERMARK FOUR-PENCE ORANGE JBC MONOGRAM BLOCK. VERY FEW JBC MONOGRAM MULTIPLES OF THIS VALUE EXIST THIS LARGE.

Ex Lord Steinberg

A$ 13,225
5,750
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3043
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3043, First Watermark Issue 4p Orange (BW 15), 4p Orange (BW 15)4p Orange (BW 15). Single franking uprating a New South Wales 3p Registration envelope and used to Melbourne, stamp tied by “Wagga Wagga/11.SE.14” circular datestamp, blue crayon manuscript “622” in lieu of a registration label, Fine, a most attractive and unusual usage of the 4p First Watermark issue, which is scarce on any cover, ex Nelson

E. 500-750
550
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