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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 7 October, 2014

Category — Third Watermark Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3101
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3101, Third Watermark Issue 2sh Brown (BW 37), 2sh Brown (BW 37)2sh Brown (BW 37). Block of four with sheet selvage at bottom showing partial T.S. (Harrison) two-line imprint, top pair of stamps lightly hinged, while the bottom stamps are Mint N.H., extraordinarily well-centered, deep luxuriant color, Extremely Fine, a wonderfully choice block and a practical alternative to owning a full two-line imprint block, of which only one is recorded (cataloging A$120,000.00), and the Royal Collection has only an imprint pair, catalogued as two hinged and two Mint N.H. singles

A$ 5,800
2,400
3102
 
Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3102, Third Watermark Issue 2sh Brown, Watermark Inverted (BW 37a; SG 41w), 2sh Brown, Watermark Inverted (BW 37a; SG 41w)2sh Brown, Watermark Inverted (BW 37a; SG 41w). Light N.S.W. town postmark, rich color, well-centered, Very Fine, quite scarce

A$ 1,500
275
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3103
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3103, Third Watermark Issue 2sh Brown (BW 37ze), 2sh Brown (BW 37ze)2sh Brown (BW 37ze). Bottom left corner margin partial one-line T.S. Harrison imprint single, Mint N.H., hinged in the selvage only, deep luxuriant color, attractively centered, Very Fine and quite scarce, the single-line T.S. Harrison imprint is exceptionally rare, with only one full imprint block of four recorded, which is in the Royal Collection, and scant few full imprint pairs are known

E. 1,000-1,500
425
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3104
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3104, Third Watermark Issue 2sh Brown (BW 37za), 2sh Brown (BW 37za)2sh Brown (BW 37za). Bottom margin CA monogram single, from Plate 1 (upper), large part o.g. with some gum loss due to hinge removal, strong rich color and impression

VERY FINE. A DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE THIRD WATERMARK TWO-SHILLLING BROWN CA MONOGRAM SINGLE. AMONG THE MOST CHALLENGING OF ALL KANGAROO MONOGRAMS TO FIND IN ANY CONDITION.

According to the Brusden-White catalogue, “only five CA monograms from Plate 1 can be traced, comprising a mint pair (ex Gray), three mint singles (one in the R.T.P. Chapman collection, now part of the Australia Post archival collection), and one used single.”

A$ 15,000
4,250
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3105
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3105, Third Watermark Issue 2sh Brown (BW 37zb), 2sh Brown (BW 37zb)2sh Brown (BW 37zb). Bottom margin JBC monogram single, from Plate 1 (upper), very lightly hinged, with tiny hinge reinforcement between stamp and bottom margin, virtually perfectly centered, deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE. QUITE LIKELY THE FINEST QUALITY THIRD WATERMARK TWO-SHILLING BROWN JBC MONOGRAM IN EXISTENCE. A MAJOR KANGAROO RARITY AND ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE “GOLDFARM” COLLECTION.

Scant few JBC monograms exist of this value. According to the Brusden-White catalogue, “six JBC monograms are recorded from Plate 1, comprising a mint rejoined strip of six (and therefore technically not a monogram strip of 3), two mint pairs and three mint singles (one wmk. inverted), plus a used block of 12 with punctured OS."

Ex Fordwater

A$ 15,000
4,500
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3106
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3106, Third Watermark Issue 2sh Maroon, Watermark Inverted (BW 38a; SG 74w), 2sh Maroon, Watermark Inverted (BW 38a; SG 74w)2sh Maroon, Watermark Inverted (BW 38a; SG 74w). Mint N.H., brilliantly fresh, strong color and impression, attractively centered, especially compared to most existing examples

VERY FINE FOR THIS RARE STAMP. FEW EXIST BOTH THIS CHOICE AND MINT NEVER-HINGED.

The watermark inverted errors are from the Mullet printing

A$ 5,000
2,200
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3107
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3107, Third Watermark Issue 2sh Maroon (BW 38za), 2sh Maroon (BW 38za)2sh Maroon (BW 38za). Bottom margin T.S. Harrison imprint pair, from Plate 1 (upper), lightly hinged, extraordinarily well-centered and margined, fresh color, Extremely Fine, an unusually high quality example of this scarce imprint pair

A$ 2,000
400
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3108
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3108, Third Watermark Issue 2sh Maroon (BW 38zc), 2sh Maroon (BW 38zc)2sh Maroon (BW 38zc). Bottom margin T.J. Mullett imprint pair, from Plate 1 (upper), h.r.'s, particularly well-centered, rich color, Very Fine

A$ 1,000
600
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3109
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3109, Third Watermark Issue 5sh Gray and Pale Yellow (BW 44D), 5sh Gray and Pale Yellow (BW 44D)5sh Gray and Pale Yellow (BW 44D). Mint N.H., brilliantly fresh, strong distinctive colors, well-centered, Very Fine, an especially scarce Mint N.H. example of this shade

A$ 2,000
425
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3110
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3110, Third Watermark Issue 5sh Gray Black and Chrome, Watermark Inverted (BW 44Aa; SG 42w), 5sh Gray Black and Chrome, Watermark Inverted (BW 44Aa; SG 42w)5sh Gray Black and Chrome, Watermark Inverted (BW 44Aa; SG 42w). Block of four, Positions L51-52/57-58, with Position L52 displaying the scarce kangaroo's foot broken and with pointed tail variety, top left stamp with mild h.r., other three stamps lightly hinged, exceedingly well-centered, bright colors, couple of nibbed perforations

VERY FINE. A HANDSOME BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE THIRD WATERMARK FIVE-SHILLING WITH WATERMARK INVERTED.

A very scarce and desirable block of this rare watermark error. Very few blocks are recorded

A$ 10,000
3,000
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3111
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3111, Third Watermark Issue 5sh Gray Black and Chrome, Misplaced (Downward) Kangaroo (similar to BW 44ca), 5sh Gray Black and Chrome, Misplaced (Downward) Kangaroo (similar to BW 44ca)5sh Gray Black and Chrome, Misplaced (Downward) Kangaroo (similar to BW 44ca). Displaying a strongly shifted kangaroo vignette downward to the top of the value circle, barest trace of hinging, fresh colors, mild horizontal bend, Very Fine, a scarce and popular variety, ex Gray

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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3112
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3112, Third Watermark Issue 5sh Gray Black and Chrome, Misplaced (Upward) Kangaroo (similar to BW 44ca), 5sh Gray Black and Chrome, Misplaced (Upward) Kangaroo (similar to BW 44ca)5sh Gray Black and Chrome, Misplaced (Upward) Kangaroo (similar to BW 44ca). Displaying a strongly shifted kangaroo vignette upward so that the kangaroo's head breaks the upper coastline, h.r., brilliant colors, well-centered, Very Fine, another desirable example, this one in the opposite direction than the previous lot

E. 1,000-1,500
2,500
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3113
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3113, Third Watermark Issue 10sh Gray and Deep Aniline Pink (BW 48B; Scott 55 var; SG 43a), 10sh Gray and Deep Aniline Pink (BW 48B; Scott 55 var; SG 43a)10sh Gray and Deep Aniline Pink (BW 48B; Scott 55 var; SG 43a). Lightly hinged, extraordinarily well-centered within large balanced margins, deep rich colors, Extremely Fine

A$ 750
425
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3114
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3114, Third Watermark Issue 10sh Gray and Deep Aniline Pink, Watermark Inverted (BW 48Ba; Scott 55 var; SG 43aw), 10sh Gray and Deep Aniline Pink, Watermark Inverted (BW 48Ba; Scott 55 var; SG 43aw)10sh Gray and Deep Aniline Pink, Watermark Inverted (BW 48Ba; Scott 55 var; SG 43aw). Block of four with sheet selvage at right, couple of minor h.r.'s, exceptionally well-centered throughout the block, deep luxuriant colors

VERY FINE. A CHOICE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE RARE INVERTED WATERMARK VARIETY ON THE THIRD WATERMARK TEN-SHILLING. VERY FEW BLOCKS ARE KNOWN.

With 2003 Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria certificate. Ex Lord Steinberg

A$ 18,000
8,000
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3115
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3115, Third Watermark Issue 10sh Gray and Deep Aniline Pink, Treble Kiss Print of the Frame (similar to BW 48ca), 10sh Gray and Deep Aniline Pink, Treble Kiss Print of the Frame (similar to BW 48ca)10sh Gray and Deep Aniline Pink, Treble Kiss Print of the Frame (similar to BW 48ca). Top sheet margin single, stamp with barest trace of hinging, quite well-centered, rich colors

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE THIRD WATERMARK TEN-SHILLING DISPLAYING TWO PRONOUNCED ADDITIONAL KISS PRINTS OF THE FRAME, IN ADDITION TO THE BASIC DESIGN.

This fascinating stamp shows a marked vertical kiss print extending virtually the full height of the pink colored design. And there is also a second kiss print 1.5mm to the left of the other kiss print. While less pronounced, this additional kiss print can easily be seen both above and below the coastlines and below the value circle. The only other examples of this variety we have ever seen are incorporated into the famous ex Arthur Gray JBC monogram block of six with small “OS” punctures. The right four stamps within the Gray monogram block show traces of the additional kiss prints, with the bottom right stamp in that block being most pronounced. The stamp offered here could possibly be the only known mint non-”OS” kiss print recorded

E. 4,000-5,000
2,000
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3116
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3116, Third Watermark Issue £1 Chocolate and Dull Blue (BW 52A; Scott 56a; SG 44), £1 Chocolate and Dull Blue (BW 52A; Scott 56a; SG 44)£1 Chocolate and Dull Blue (BW 52A; Scott 56a; SG 44). Lightly hinged, quite well-centered, deep rich colors, Very Fine, a choice example of this popular value

A$ 3,500
2,800
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3117
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3117, Third Watermark Issue £1 Chestnut and Blue (BW 52B; Scott 56; SG 44a), £1 Chestnut and Blue (BW 52B; Scott 56; SG 44a)£1 Chestnut and Blue (BW 52B; Scott 56; SG 44a). Faint trace of hinging, bright and fresh, strong colors, attractive centering, Very Fine, stamp displays interesting trace of a second impression of the frame at the top left corner and along top frame line, a variety which is not listed in the Brusden-White catalogue

A$ 3,500
2,000
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3118
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3118, Third Watermark Issue £1 Chocolate and Milky Blue (BW 52F), £1 Chocolate and Milky Blue (BW 52F)£1 Chocolate and Milky Blue (BW 52F). Lightly hinged, wonderfully well-centered within large margins, fresh distinctive colors

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF THE RAREST SHADE VARIETY OF THE THIRD WATERMARK ONE-POUND KANGAROO.

The rarity of this distinctive shade is largely due to the fact that most of this Harrison printing were overprinted for use in the N.W. Pacific Islands

A$ 7,000
1,800
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3119
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Sale Number 1081, Lot Number 3119, Third Watermark Issue £1 Chocolate and Dull Blue, Broken Tail Variety (BW 52A(V)e; Scott 56a var; SG 44 var), £1 Chocolate and Dull Blue, Broken Tail Variety (BW 52A(V)e; Scott 56a var; SG 44 var)£1 Chocolate and Dull Blue, Broken Tail Variety (BW 52A(V)e; Scott 56a var; SG 44 var). Relatively lightly hinged, intense colors on bright fresh paper, well-centered

VERY FINE. A SELECT EXAMPLE OF THE POPULAR BROKEN TAIL VARIETY ON THE THIRD WATERMARK ONE-POUND VALUE.

Only four positions on the sheet (L4, 9,12 and R27) yield this variety

A$ 4,500
3,000
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