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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
3044
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3044, First Watermark Issue 5p Chestnut (BW 16z), 5p Chestnut (BW 16z)5p Chestnut (BW 16z). Bottom left corner margin JBC monogram block of six, from the left pane of Plate 2 (lower), stamps themselves Mint N.H., lightly hinged in the left sheet selvage only, a few separated perforations at bottom of the third vertical row

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE ELUSIVE FIRST WATERMARK FIVE-PENCE CHESTNUT JBC MONOGRAM. FEW EXIST IN THIS CHOICE CONDITION.

Catalogued as a hinged monogram strip of three and three never hinged singles. Ex Gray and Lord Steinberg

A$ 9,650
6,000
3045
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3045, First Watermark Issue 6p Ultramarine (BW 17zb), 6p Ultramarine (BW 17zb)6p Ultramarine (BW 17zb). Bottom right corner margin JBC monogram strip of three, from the lower pane of Plate 2, gum on each stamp a bit disturbed from hinge removal, well-centered, strong color on fresh paper

FINE-VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE FIRST WATERMARK SIX-PENCE JBC MONGRAM STRIP OF THREE. AMONG THE MORE CHALLENGING FIRST ISSUE VALUES TO FIND IN A MONOGRAM STRIP.

Actually among the various important Kangaroo sales of the past decade, this is one of the finest examples to have been offered

A$ 8,500
4,250
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3046
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3046, First Watermark Issue 1sh Blue Green (BW 30zc), 1sh Blue Green (BW 30zc)1sh Blue Green (BW 30zc). Bottom margin JBC monogram single, from the lower position of Plate 2, stamp Mint N.H., faintly hinged in sheet selvage, distinctive shade, Fine, a very difficult value to find as a monogram single

A$ 4,500
1,900
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3047
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3047, First Watermark Issue -1/2p, 3p and 1sh First Watermark Issues (BW 1, 12 and 30), -1/2p, 3p and 1sh First Watermark Issues (BW 1, 12 and 30)-1/2p, 3p and 1sh First Watermark Issues (BW 1, 12 and 30). Used in combination with 1p and 4p King George V issues on a large linen-line cover (280 x 130mm) by blue “Registered/23.SE.15/Brisbane” circular datestamp, addressed to Chicago, with registration label and violet “Registered” handstamp, red “Passed by Censor/Brisbane" circular datestamp, San Francisco transit and Chicago arrival bkst. on reverse, small perforation flaws to the stamps, central fold to the cover, Fine, a scarce five-color franking, ex Nelson

E. 750-1,000
425
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3048
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3048, First Watermark Issue 2sh Brown, JBC Monogram (BW 35zc), 2sh Brown, JBC Monogram (BW 35zc)2sh Brown, JBC Monogram (BW 35zc). From Plate 2, lightly hinged, attractively centered, rich color, central horizontal crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE TWO-SHILLING FIRST WATERMARK ISSUE WITH EITHER A CA OR JBC MONOGRAM IS A MAJOR RARITY AS VERY FEW EXIST. ONLY ONE EACH EXIST IN PRIVATE HANDS AS A MINT MONOGRAM STRIP OF THREE, SO A MONOGRAM SINGLE IS VIRTUALLY THE ONLY WAY ONE CAN OWN A MONOGRAM EXAMPLE OF THIS VALUE.

A very similar quality JBC monogram single (also with a crease) realized £8,500 (plus the buyer's premium) in the 2012 Spink sale of the Morgan Collection

A$ 27,500
5,250
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3049
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3049, First Watermark Issue 5sh Gray and Chrome, “Shorter Spencer's Gulf” Variety (BW 42(D)j), 5sh Gray and Chrome, “Shorter Spencer's Gulf” Variety (BW 42(D)j)5sh Gray and Chrome, “Shorter Spencer's Gulf” Variety (BW 42(D)j). Lightly hinged, brilliantly fresh, well-centered, Very Fine, a choice example of this collectible variety, signed Holcombe

A$ 1,350
300
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3050
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3050, First Watermark Issue 10sh Gray and Pink (BW 47; Scott 13; SG 14), 10sh Gray and Pink (BW 47; Scott 13; SG 14)10sh Gray and Pink (BW 47; Scott 13; SG 14). Mint N.H., lovely fresh colors and paper, well-centered

VERY FINE. A CHOICE NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE FIRST WATERMARK TEN-SHILLING KANGAROO.

Seldom encountered in this pristine state of preservation

A$ 7,500
2,300
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3051
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3051, First Watermark Issue £1 Brown and Blue (BW 51A; Scott 14; SG 15), £1 Brown and Blue (BW 51A; Scott 14; SG 15)£1 Brown and Blue (BW 51A; Scott 14; SG 15). Lightly hinged, strong fresh colors on bright paper, attractive centering, Very Fine

A$ 4,000
1,800
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3052
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3052, First Watermark Issue £1 Red Brown and Blue (BW 51B; Scott 14a; SG 15 var), £1 Red Brown and Blue (BW 51B; Scott 14a; SG 15 var)£1 Red Brown and Blue (BW 51B; Scott 14a; SG 15 var). Relatively lightly hinged, deep rich colors in a distinctively different shade than the previous stamp, well-centered, Very Fine

A$ 4,000
1,800
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3053
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3053, First Watermark Issue £2 Black and Rose, Broken Value Circle at Right Variety (BW 55(D)m; Scott 15a var; SG 16 var), £2 Black and Rose, Broken Value Circle at Right Variety (BW 55(D)m; Scott 15a var; SG 16 var)£2 Black and Rose, Broken Value Circle at Right Variety (BW 55(D)m; Scott 15a var; SG 16 var). Position L49, very lightly hinged, bright and fresh, strong rich colors

FINE. THE FIRST WATERMARK TWO-POUND BLACK AND ROSE IS SCARCE IN AND OF ITSELF, BUT DISTINCT PLATE VARIETIES ARE EVEN MORE ELUSIVE AND HIGHLY DESIRABLE. THIS PARTICULAR VARIETY OF THE BROKEN VALUE CIRCLE AT RIGHT IS ONE OF THE MORE PROMINENT DUTY PLATE VARIETIES FOUND ON THIS HIGH VALUE.

Signed A. Diena

A$ 17,500
2,400
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3054
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3054, First Watermark Issue £2 Black and Rose, Break in West Coast of Gulf of Carpentaria Variety (BW 55(D)v; Scott 15a var; SG 16 var), £2 Black and Rose, Break in West Coast of Gulf of Carpentaria Variety (BW 55(D)v; Scott 15a var; SG 16 var)£2 Black and Rose, Break in West Coast of Gulf of Carpentaria Variety (BW 55(D)v; Scott 15a var; SG 16 var). Position R45, relatively lightly hinged, quite well-centered, deep rich colors

VERY FINE. A WONDERFULLY CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THIS DISTINCT DUTY PLATE VARIETY FOUND ON ONLY ONE POSITION ON THE SHEET.

Signed Holcombe and with his 1993 certificate (not noting the variety)

A$ 17,500
4,750
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3055
 
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3055, First Watermark Issue £2 Black and Rose, Sperati Forgery (BW 55c), £2 Black and Rose, Sperati Forgery (BW 55c)£2 Black and Rose, Sperati Forgery (BW 55c). Partial September 22, 1913 Queensland town postmark, particularly well-centered within large margins, fresh colors

VERY FINE. AN ESPECIALLY CHOICE “USED” EXAMPLE OF THE REMARKABLE FORGERY CREATED BY THE MASTER FORGER, JEAN DE SPERATI. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT ONLY TWO “MINT” COPIES AND ABOUT TWO DOZEN “USED” COPIES ARE KNOWN.

An amazing forgery created by “fading out” genuine used lower values (so that the stamp will have a genuine watermark and cancellation) and printing the forged impression by photolithography. With 2008 Ceremuga certificate

A$ 7,500
3,750
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3056
 
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3056, First Watermark Issue £2 Black and Rose Sperati Forgery Photographic Prints (BW 55c), £2 Black and Rose Sperati Forgery Photographic Prints (BW 55c)£2 Black and Rose Sperati Forgery Photographic Prints (BW 55c). A trio of photographic prints from negatives used by Sperati to produce his master forgeries, each in stamp size, one with the “stamp” missing the Kangaroo, and a positive and a negative print each of the Kangaroo only, all three with “Sperati/Reproduction” handstamp applied by the British Philatelic Association when they acquired Sperati's entire stock, Very Fine, marvelous collateral items

E. 500-750
350
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