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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 October, 2014

Category — Specimen Stamps

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3152
S
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3152, Specimen Stamps -1/2p to £2 First Watermark Issue, Special Collector's Set Prepared by the Post Office (BW 1wb/55x), -1/2p to £2 First Watermark Issue, Special Collector's Set Prepared by the Post Office (BW 1wb/55x)-1/2p to £2 First Watermark Issue, Special Collector's Set Prepared by the Post Office (BW 1wb/55x). Fifteen values in all, denominations to the 5sh, each an issued stamp cancelled-to-order with special half portions of “Melbourne DE 3 13” circular datestamp (full circular datestamp was applied to horizontal pairs that were separated), and the 10sh, £1 and £2 values each with “Specimen” handstamps type A, all with bright fresh colors and each still retaining their original gum, h.r.'s, Fine-Very Fine, such sets were prepared and sold by the Australian Post Office to meet the high collector demand for sets

A$ 3,960
850
3153
S
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3153, Specimen Stamps 10sh Gray and Deep Aniline Pink, “SPECIMEN” Type B Overprint (BW 48x), 10sh Gray and Deep Aniline Pink, “SPECIMEN” Type B Overprint (BW 48x)10sh Gray and Deep Aniline Pink, “SPECIMEN” Type B Overprint (BW 48x). Lightly hinged, well-centered within large margins, bright colors, Extremely Fine

A$ 600
150
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3154
S
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3154, Specimen Stamps 10sh Gray and Deep Aniline Pink, “SPECIMEN” Type B Overprint (BW 48x), 10sh Gray and Deep Aniline Pink, “SPECIMEN” Type B Overprint (BW 48x)10sh Gray and Deep Aniline Pink, “SPECIMEN” Type B Overprint (BW 48x). Lightly hinged, intense colors, attractive centering, couple of nibbed perforations, still Very Fine

A$ 600
150
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3155
S
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3155, Specimen Stamps 10sh Gray and Pale Aniline Pink, “SPECIMEN” Type C Overprint (BW 48xb), 10sh Gray and Pale Aniline Pink, “SPECIMEN” Type C Overprint (BW 48xb)10sh Gray and Pale Aniline Pink, “SPECIMEN” Type C Overprint (BW 48xb). Lightly hinged, rather well-centered, diagonal crease at bottom right, Very Fine appearance, a scarce type

A$ 3,250
375
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3156
S
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3156, Specimen Stamps 10sh Gray and Pale Aniline Pink, Broken Coast near Sydney and with Flaw after “I” of “AUSTRALIA” Variety, “SPECIMEN” Type C1 Overprint, with Damaged “C” in “SPECIMEN” (BW 48(D)j/xd), 10sh Gray and Pale Aniline Pink, Broken Coast near Sydney and with Flaw after “I” of “AUSTRALIA” Variety, “SPECIMEN” Type C1 Overprint, with Damaged “C” in “SPECIMEN” (BW 48(D)j/xd)10sh Gray and Pale Aniline Pink, Broken Coast near Sydney and with Flaw after “I” of “AUSTRALIA” Variety, “SPECIMEN” Type C1 Overprint, with Damaged “C” in “SPECIMEN” (BW 48(D)j/xd). Large h.r., exceptionally well-centered, bright colors, several nibbed/short perforations at top, Very Fine appearance, the type C1 “SPECIMEN” overprint is rare on a “normal” variety of the 10sh value, but is especially rare on an example that displays this distinctive duty plate variety, with only three examples possible

A$ 7,500
900
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3157
S
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3157, Specimen Stamps 10sh Gray and Pale Aniline Pink, “SPECIMEN” Type C2 Overprint, with Shaved “P” Variety (BW 48xf), 10sh Gray and Pale Aniline Pink, “SPECIMEN” Type C2 Overprint, with Shaved “P” Variety (BW 48xf)10sh Gray and Pale Aniline Pink, “SPECIMEN” Type C2 Overprint, with Shaved “P” Variety (BW 48xf). Lightly hinged, typical pale shade, fairly well-centered, fresh and Very Fine, an extremely rare “SPECIMEN” variety

A$ 7,500
1,500
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3158
S
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3158, Specimen Stamps £1 Light Brown and Pale Blue, “SPECIMEN” Type B Overprint (BW 52Dx), £1 Light Brown and Pale Blue, “SPECIMEN” Type B Overprint (BW 52Dx)£1 Light Brown and Pale Blue, “SPECIMEN” Type B Overprint (BW 52Dx). Lightly hinged, nicely centered, characteristic pale shades seen on all type B specimens of this value, Very Fine and quite scarce

A$ 900
275
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3159
Sbl
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3159, Specimen Stamps £1 Light Brown and Pale Blue, “SPECIMEN” Type B Overprint (BW 52Dxa), £1 Light Brown and Pale Blue, “SPECIMEN” Type B Overprint (BW 52Dxa)£1 Light Brown and Pale Blue, “SPECIMEN” Type B Overprint (BW 52Dxa). Block of four, top pair very lightly hinged, bottom pair Mint N.H., extraordinarily well-centered, very light color shades which are characteristic type B specimens of this value

VERY FINE. A CHOICE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE THIRD WATERMARK ONE-POUND KANGAROO WITH THE VERY SCARCE TYPE B “SPECIMEN” OVERPRINT.

A very rare specimen multiple. It is believed that only two blocks of nine and six blocks of four exist

A$ 15,000
10,500
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3160
S
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3160, Specimen Stamps £1 Gray, “SPECIMEN” Type B Overprint (BW 53x), £1 Gray, “SPECIMEN” Type B Overprint (BW 53x)£1 Gray, “SPECIMEN” Type B Overprint (BW 53x). Mild h.r., well-centered, strong fresh color

VERY FINE. A PREMIUM QUALITY EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE RAREST SPECIMEN STAMPS OF AUSTRALIA -- THE THIRD WATERMARK ONE-POUND GRAY WITH TYPE B OVERPRINT.

As few as 360 of this specimen may have been issued

A$ 4,500
1,900
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3161
S
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3161, Specimen Stamps £1 Gray, “SPECIMEN” Type C Overprint (BW 53xb), £1 Gray, “SPECIMEN” Type C Overprint (BW 53xb)£1 Gray, “SPECIMEN” Type C Overprint (BW 53xb). Very lightly hinged, virtually perfect centering, strong fresh color, Extremely Fine

A$ 375
100
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3162
S
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3162, Specimen Stamps £1 Gray, “SPECIMEN” Type C1 Overprint, with Damaged “C” in “SPECIMEN” (BW 53xd), £1 Gray, “SPECIMEN” Type C1 Overprint, with Damaged “C” in “SPECIMEN” (BW 53xd)£1 Gray, “SPECIMEN” Type C1 Overprint, with Damaged “C” in “SPECIMEN” (BW 53xd). Barest trace of hinging (if at all), wonderfully bright and fresh, well-centered, Very Fine, a choice example of this specimen

A$ 1,000
225
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3163
S
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3163, Specimen Stamps £1 Gray, “SPECIMEN” Type C1a Overprint, with Damaged “S” and “C” in “SPECIMEN” (BW 53xe), £1 Gray, “SPECIMEN” Type C1a Overprint, with Damaged “S” and “C” in “SPECIMEN” (BW 53xe)£1 Gray, “SPECIMEN” Type C1a Overprint, with Damaged “S” and “C” in “SPECIMEN” (BW 53xe). H.r., attractively centered, strong color, Very Fine, the rarest of the “SPECIMEN” types

A$ 3,750
550
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3164
S
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3164, Specimen Stamps £1 Gray, “SPECIMEN” Type C2 Overprint, with Shaved “P” Variety (BW 53xf), £1 Gray, “SPECIMEN” Type C2 Overprint, with Shaved “P” Variety (BW 53xf)£1 Gray, “SPECIMEN” Type C2 Overprint, with Shaved “P” Variety (BW 53xf). Relatively lightly hinged, well-centered, deep color, gum just slightly toned, Very Fine

A$ 1,000
160
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3165
S
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3165, Specimen Stamps £2 Purple Black and Rose, “SPECIMEN” Type B Overprint (BW 56Cx), £2 Purple Black and Rose, “SPECIMEN” Type B Overprint (BW 56Cx)£2 Purple Black and Rose, “SPECIMEN” Type B Overprint (BW 56Cx). H.r., attractively centered, deep luxuriant colors, Very Fine

A$ 500
160
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3166
S
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3166, Specimen Stamps £2 Purple Black and Rose, White Flaw in Bight Variety, “SPECIMEN” Type B Overprint (BW 56(D)f/x), £2 Purple Black and Rose, White Flaw in Bight Variety, “SPECIMEN” Type B Overprint (BW 56(D)f/x)£2 Purple Black and Rose, White Flaw in Bight Variety, “SPECIMEN” Type B Overprint (BW 56(D)f/x). Lightly hinged, quite well-centered within large margins, bright and fresh, Very Fine, an especially scarce “SPECIMEN” being on a listed duty plate variety

A$ 500
160
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3167
S
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3167, Specimen Stamps £2 Purple Black and Rose, “SPECIMEN” Type C Overprint (BW 56Cxb), £2 Purple Black and Rose, “SPECIMEN” Type C Overprint (BW 56Cxb)£2 Purple Black and Rose, “SPECIMEN” Type C Overprint (BW 56Cxb). Lightly hinged, well-centered, deep luxuriant colors, Very Fine

A$ 375
140
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3168
S
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3168, Specimen Stamps £2 Purple Black and Rose, Red Line on Map North of Bight Variety, “SPECIMEN” Type C1 Overprint, with Damaged “C” in “SPECIMEN” (BW 56(D)n/xc), £2 Purple Black and Rose, Red Line on Map North of Bight Variety, “SPECIMEN” Type C1 Overprint, with Damaged “C” in “SPECIMEN” (BW 56(D)n/xc)£2 Purple Black and Rose, Red Line on Map North of Bight Variety, “SPECIMEN” Type C1 Overprint, with Damaged “C” in “SPECIMEN” (BW 56(D)n/xc). Mild h.r., strong fresh colors, Fine, an especially scarce “SPECIMEN” being on a listed duty plate variety

A$ 1,000
500
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3169
S
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3169, Specimen Stamps £2 Purple Black and Rose, “SPECIMEN” Type C1 Overprint, with Damaged “C” in “SPECIMEN” (BW 56Cxd), £2 Purple Black and Rose, “SPECIMEN” Type C1 Overprint, with Damaged “C” in “SPECIMEN” (BW 56Cxd)£2 Purple Black and Rose, “SPECIMEN” Type C1 Overprint, with Damaged “C” in “SPECIMEN” (BW 56Cxd). H.r., strong colors, fairly well-centered, gum just faintly toned, Fine and scarce

A$ 1,000
200
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3170
S
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3170, Specimen Stamps £2 Purple Black and Rose, “SPECIMEN” Type C2 Overprint, with Shaved “P” Variety (BW 56Cxf), £2 Purple Black and Rose, “SPECIMEN” Type C2 Overprint, with Shaved “P” Variety (BW 56Cxf)£2 Purple Black and Rose, “SPECIMEN” Type C2 Overprint, with Shaved “P” Variety (BW 56Cxf). H.r., gum just slightly disturbed, particularly well-centered, rich colors, Very Fine

A$ 1,000
200
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