This sale featured outstanding Australian Colonies. The ‘Comissariat’ Collection of Victoria Queen-on-Throne Issues included many unique pieces which formerly graced the collections of Ferrary, Caspary, Purves, Perry and Kellow and was the finest collection of these issues ever formed. The ‘Evergreen’ Collection of Western Australia comprised exceptional mint and used multiples and wonderful usages, with provenances of Gartner, Creaser, Slade Slade and Juhl.
Australian Commonwealth included Kangaroos to £2, KGV issues with proofs, varieties and imprints; modern errors, postage dues, booklets and diverse postal history. Rest of the World featured better sets and singles, including Specimens from the archive of Portuguese India.