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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, 1927-65 OTHER £SD ISSUES

    Lot 316
    Estimate: $350T

    1927-65 collection in 'Davo' album including 1931 6d Sepia imprint strip, 1934 Vic Centy, 1935 Jubilee, 1936 S.A. Centenary, 1937 NSW Sesqui including 'Man with tail' used (3, one retouched), 1937-49 KGVI to 5/- all dies of 3d blue, 1949-50 Arms set used, various later KGVI and QE2 etc, some listed varieties, etc, mixed condition, (100s)


    Lot 317
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $460

    1927-46 selection of FDC's including 1½d Canberra cancelled F.C.T., Kookaburra minisheet (may not belong), W.A. Cent (2, one Plate 6), Sturt pair, Kingsford Smith set (3d Plate 1), Bridge low values (3), Vic Cent (stains), Cable (2, one both Plate 1), S.A. Cent, N.S.W. Sesqui and A.I.F. sets, 1944 KGVI 2d, etc, generally fair/fine (23)


    Lot 318
    Estimate: $150

    Group comprising 1927 1½d Canberra strip of 3 on Buscall cover cancelled at Darwin, 1929 1½d W.A. Centenary used with 3d Airmail cancelled at North Fremantle, 1932 2d recess and typo and 3d Sydney Harbour Bridge cover cancelled at Brisbane, and 1940 AIF set on P.O. cover

     

    Lot 319
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    Variety selection comprising 1½d Canberra ‘flag half mast’ (5/10) corner single, 1½d W.A. Centenary re-entries 2/64 MUH in block of 4, and 6/74 in used block of 4 cancelled M.O.O. Melbourne cds. Also 1913 1d Engraved pair, one major retouch down right side (4/22) MLH (11)

     

    Lot 320
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $260

    1927 Canberra Design Competition contemporary photographic essays handstamped 'A. J. SHEARSBY.' on reverse. Shearsby was a N.S.W. commercial artist who is known to have designed a series of FDC's in the 1930s and early 1940s

     

    Lot 321
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $700

    1927 1½d Canberra comprising singles on piece cancelled FDI (34, stated by vendor to have been cut from FDC's!), mint block of eight with partial 'Offset', perf 'OS' mint (20, including five pairs) and used (16, including pairs x 3 and block of four, eight cancelled FDI), odd small fault, generally fine (78)


    Lot 322
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $210

    1928 3d Kookaburra singles (3, two with minisheet selvedge attached) tied by the special red cancel (unusually from two distinct ink pads) to registered plain FDC bearing the provisional label (Nº 64) in red tied by mss. 'Philatelic/Exb Melb'

     

    Lot 323
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $400

    1929 3d Airmail plain FDC (faint tones) additionally bearing 1½d Canberra (to make up air mail rate) and 'Angel' etiquette, the whole tied by Adelaide machine cancel

     

    Lot 324
    Estimate: $150

    1929 3d Airmail various types perf 'OS' mint (8, including imprint pair) and used (12), also 1934 1/6d Hermes 1/6d mint (4) in mixed condition, (24)

     

    Lot 325
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $340

    1929 1½d W.A. Centenary Plate No. 3 corner pair with 'Offset', BW 138c,unmounted

     

    Lot 326
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1929 1½d W.A. Centenary perf 'OS' comprising mint (16) including Plates Nº 2 pair and 10 block of four, and used (20), also mint Plates 1 to 12 singles which are not convincing, (48)

     

    Lot 327
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $160

    -: 1929 1½d Swan perforated OS, 'JOHN ASH' imprint block of four. Fresh

     

    Lot 328
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1930 Sturt perf 'OS' selection with mint 1½d (24) and 3d (9), and used (mostly CTO) 1½d (27) and 3d (9), includes imprint and Plate Nº pairs or blocks amongst the mint, (69)

     

    Lot 329
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $170

    1931 Kingsford Smith 2d, 3d and 6d on registered FDC from Toorak (Vic.) to Sydney. BW 143y, cat. $125

     

    Lot 330
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $115

    -: 1931 Kingsford Smith 6d major re-entry but with additional four specks under aircraft reminiscent of the ‘plane dropping mailbag’variety on the 3d! Not constant, and not seen by us before but an attractive addition to this series

     

    Lot 331
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $675

    1931 6d Airmail neat plain FDC cancelled at Cessnock (N.S.W.)

     

    Lot 332
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $420

    -: 1931 6d brown Airmail overprinted OS imprint block of 10 MUH from Plate 2, No. 38 showing the re-entry. Excellent centring and perfs. An exhibition piece.

     

    Lot 333
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $2,600

    -: 1931 6d Airmail optd 'OS' (2) together with Kangaroo 1/- and KGV 2d (to make up 2/2d air mail rate) tied by Ship Mail Room/Melbourne cds of 17 Nov 1931 to First flight cover to U.K. Small faults as have the other three FDC's recorded for this issue

     

    Lot 334
    Estimate: $200T Realised Price : $150

    1932 1/- Lyrebird marginal strip of three, endorsed in selvedge 'First Issued 15th Feb 1932', unmounted

     

    Lot 335
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $280

    -: 1932 1/- large lyrebird ovpt OS Ash imprint block of 4, centred to base and slight rubbing at upper right, not plentiful in MUH condition. BW cat $500

     

    Lot 336
    Estimate: $200

    -: 1/- Large Lyrebird plain FDC (faint tones) registered at Fortitude Valley (Qld)

     

    Lot 337
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $575

    1932 Bridge set on plain FDC cancelled at Adelaide, the 5/- added and 'tied' subsequently

     

    Lot 338
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $1,700

    -: 1932 Bridge 2d and 3d pairs and 5/- tied by N.E. Pylon commemorative cancel of 31 Mar 1932 to registered illustrated cover (with appropriate registration label). Very attractive and much scarcer date than first day opening of 19 Mar

     

    Lot 339
    Estimate: $500

    -: 1932 Bridge set of 4, 5/- nicely centred and of fresh appearance

     

    Lot 340
    Estimate: $150

    -: 1932 Bridge 5/- Green, unused example with faint diagonal crease and minor blemishes, also 5th Philatelic Exhibition regn label

     

    Lot 341
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1932 Bridge 5/- cto no gum, light tone spot on reverse.

     

    Lot 342
    Estimate: $100T

    -: 1932 Bridge 2d and 3d optd OS, five each (10)

     

    Lot 343
    Estimate: $80T Realised Price : $60

    -: 1932 Bridge 2d and 3d optd OS blocks of four (8)

     

    Lot 344
    Estimate: $60 Realised Price : $46

    1932 6d Kookaburra corner and gutter pair - latter one short perf, also marginal single perf 'VG', (5)

     

    Lot 345
    Estimate: $175 Realised Price : $170

    -: 1932 6d Large Kookaburra plain FDC registered at Mt.Lawley (W.A.)

     

    Lot 346
    Estimate: $300

    1934-36 Commemoratives used stock comprising Victoria Cent perf 10½ 3d (15) and 1/- (15), perf 11½ 3d (15) and 1/- (15), Macarthur 3d (15) and 9d (15), and S.A. Cent 1/- (50), most if not all light/medium circular cancels, odd small fault here and there (140). High retail value


    Lot 347
    Estimate: $65 Realised Price : $48

    1934 Victoria Centenary Perf 11½ set of 3

     

    Lot 348
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $270

    1934 Macarthur set (3) on plain FDC cancelled (lightly) at Wooloongabba (Qld) with heavy strike of cds applied below stamps

     

    Lot 349
    Estimate: $250T

    -: 1934 Macarthur 9d pair together with 1/6d Hermes and 3d Vic Centenary (fault) tied by Market Street Melbourne cds to 1935 (21 Jan) registered airmailed cover (crease clear of adhesives) to U.K. Attractive and scarce franking

     

    Lot 350
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $190

    1934 No wmk 1/6d Hermes plain FDC cancelled at Hornsby (N.S.W.), small faults (largely on reverse) although not unattractive and scarce

     

    Lot 351
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $400

    1935 ANZAC pair on neat plain FDC registered at Sydney

     

    Lot 352
    Estimate: $375T

    -: 1935 ANZAC 2d and 1/-, upper left corner blocks of four showing Plate Nos 1 and 2, the 1/- Plate 2 with very faint impression of number, diagonal bend on one, few blunt perfs, tone spot in selvedge (16). Cat $766

     

    Lot 353
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $260

    1935 Silver Jubilee set on neat plain FDC cancelled at Cairns (Qld)

     

    Lot 354
    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $90

    -: 1935 Silver Jubilee 2d, lower left corner block of four with variety 'Retouch to crosshatching adjoining lower frame', BW 166(2)ia

     

    Lot 355
    Estimate: $60 Realised Price : $95

    1936 Tasmanian Cable 2d and 3d on illustrated registered FDC from Birdwood (SA). Fine appearance. BW 170y.

     

    Lot 356
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1936 S.A. Centenary set on FDC cancelled at Cairns

     

    Lot 357
    Estimate: $125T Realised Price : $125

    -: 1936 S.A. Centenary 2d marginal example with part imprint showing variety 'Retouched sky below "AU"', BW 171e. Fresh and well centred

     

    Lot 358
    Estimate: $350

    1937-38 Definitives selection of FDC's comprising perf 13½ x 14 1½d maroon (registered - block of four), KGVI 3d Die I + 6d + 1/-, 3d Die I 'White wattles' (faults), 3d Die I, 5d Ram, 9d Platypus, KGVI 1/4d, and perf 15 x 14 QM 1d and KGVI 2d, four are illustrated covers (the last a scarce 'S. Mitchell' type), (8)


    Lot 359
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $525

    -: 1937-38 Definitives perf 13½ x 14 imprint blocks on FDC comprising ½d (also with single KGVI 1/4d), 1½d maroon, 4d Koala and 5d Ram, also registered cover with 3d blue Die II (Thin paper) imprint block to 'H.S. Hill/Commonwealth Audit Office/Melbourne' who is known to have produced a small number of covers for first and curiously second (as is this - although with typewritten 'First day of issue’) days of issue for this stamp, odd tone spot (5)

     

    Lot 360
    Estimate: $150

    -: 1937-38 Definitives perf 13½ x 14 selection to £1 including 3d blues (5, two Die Ia), 4d (11), 6d (11), 9d (11), 1/- (14), Robes set, etc, condition a bit mixed, also used 3d Die Ia (20)


    Lot 361
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    1937-49 perf 13½ x 14 KGVI 3d blue Die I 'White wattles' mint (8, six unmounted) and sound used (3), (11)


    Lot 362
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $750

    -: 1937-49 perf 13½ x 14 KGVI 3d blue Die II Thin paper 'White face and leaves' imprint block of four, BW 194c

     

    Lot 363
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $525

    -: 1937-49 perf 13½ x 14 KGVI 3d blue Die II Thin paper 'White face and leaves' block of five, BW 194c, three units unmounted

     

    Lot 364
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $230

    1938 1d green Die 2 Queen coil strip of 14 with normal perf. holes, without coil join, proving it to be from the special coil plate (as BW 182bf)

     

    Lot 365
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $2,400

    1938 Robes Thick paper FDC's (2) unusually to the same addressee (The Honourable John Lane Mullins of Sydney) comprising 5/- and 10/- on one cover (Sydney cds) and £1 on another (Sydney machine-cancel). Much under-rated FDC's

      

    Lot 366
    Estimate: $50 Realised Price : $38

    -: 1938 Robes Thick paper set to £1, also 1949-50 Arms set to £2, fine (7)

     

    Lot 367
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    -: 1938 Robes Thick paper £1 'JOHN ASH' imprint block of four, one unit slight bend, hinge in selvedge, slight separation

     

    Lot 368
    Estimate: $50T

    -: 1938 Robes Thick paper £1 well centred pair cancelled at Cobar

     

    Lot 369
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    1938 Robes Thick paper 10/- (10) and £1 (10, one is Thin paper), mixed used condition, and 10/- 'SPECIMEN' (10, mostly unmounted - one CTO), (30)

     

    Lot 370
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    1937-49 perf 15 x 14 coil perf selection comprising ½d Kangaroo (12 pairs), QM 1d maroon (18 pairs), KGVI 2d scarlet pair (coil join - part gum only), 2d bright purple (11 pairs), also No wmk ½d Kangaroo (7 pairs)


    Lot 371
    Estimate: $1,000

    -: 1937-49 Perf 15 x 14 QM 1d maroon, KGVI 1½d green, 2d bright purple, 3d purple-brown, and Surcharges set (3) tied by Sydney machine-cancel (10 Dec 1941) to plain FDC addressed to 'Stamp Counter/ G.P.O./Sydney', the 3d placed too far to left to receive machine and cancelled following day by hand-applied datestamp. Rare to find the seven new issues on one cover

     

    Lot 372
    Estimate: $800 Realised Price : $1,250

    -: 1937-49 Perf 15 x 14 QM 1d maroon, KGVI 1½d green, 2d bright purple and 3d purple-brown neat FDC cancelled Swan Hill (Vic)

     

    Lot 373
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1937-49 perf 15 x 14 KGVI 2d scarlet irregular block of 12 with imprint showing misplaced perfs affecting margin adjoining ten units, Wmk inverted (47, including complete and partial Booklet panes), and 3d purple-brown (18) with light degree of ink-stripping, (77)


    Lot 374
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $75

    -: 1937-49 6d Kookaburra lower right corner block of 12 punctured ‘WA’, rarely seen on these issues. One for the perfin specialist

     

    Lot 375
    Estimate: $150

    -: 1937-49 6d Kookaburra horiz block of 6 and 1942-44 2½d Scarlet KGVI vertical block of 6 both ‘no perfs at right’ due to jumped perfs and subsequent trimming. Interestingly, both items were sold during the 70s by certain leading dealers as ‘imperf at right’ (12)

     

    Lot 376
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $140

    -: 1937-49 1/- Lyrebird variety ‘retouch shading left of bird’ BW 209l, a very scarce and underrated variety

     

    Lot 377
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1940 A.I.F. set in imprint blocks of four unusually on fine matching Post Office FDC's (4) registered at Nedlands (W.A.). Novel

     

    Lot 378
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $140

    1941 2½d on 2d surcharge top marginal block of 4, one the ‘medallion’ flaw, BW 222d

     

    Lot 379
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    1942-44 QM 1d brown-purple neat plain FDC cancelled 'MIL.P.O. SWANBOURNE/W.A.'

     

    Lot 380
    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $125

    -: 1942-44 1d purple-brown Queen coil strip of 15 without join, proving it to be from the special coil plate, BW 225bd

     

    Lot 381
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $420

    1942-44 QM 1½d green censored FDC (a little stained) to New Zealand

     

    Lot 382
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $1,000

    1948-50 Arms set (4) on separate illustrated FDC's, the 5/- and 10/- by Millers Bros, £1 and £2 'Wide World', registered at Lonsdale St (Melbourne) to same addressee, portion of flap on reverse inexplicably removed for each cover

        

    Lot 383
    Estimate: $250T Realised Price : $190

    1949-50 Arms 5/- Thin paper, lower right corner block of four

     

    Lot 384
    Estimate: $200T Realised Price : $260

    -: 1949-50 Arms 5/-, 10/- and £1, corner Authority imprint blocks of four (12)

     

    Lot 385
    Estimate: $400T Realised Price : $850

    1948-56 No wmk ½d Kangaroo coil perforation so-called 'Mellow-yellow' shade block of four from the only known sheet (160) discovered in 1996, with Brusden-White certificate (1999) and block of normal orange shade

     

    Lot 386
    Estimate: $1,000T

    1953-56 QE2 3d Green, lower left corner block of four with pre-printing paper crease resulting in corner unit being partly imperforate at base and at left. Attractive addition to any Elizabethan collection or exhibit

     

    Lot 387
    Estimate: $500

    1954 3½d Red Cross upper marginal block of 6 showing spectacular variety ‘red (cross) misplaced to right’, cutting into globe. A block of 4 in our Sale No. 4 realised $375. Scarce

     

    Lot 388
    Estimate: $1,500T

    1955 5d South Australia Stamp Centenary, Die Proof in Bright Green on white wove in sunken card. Eight proofs distributed, this numbered '49' with RBA cachet to J.R.W. Purves

     

    Lot 389
    Estimate: $200

    1959 5d P.O. Anniversary on Post Office souvenir presentation card with first day cancel. Very scarce.

     

    Lot 390
    Estimate: $125T Realised Price : $95

    1960 5d Girl Guides, marginal example with "Offset".

     

    Lot 391
    Estimate: $160 Realised Price : $120

    1963-65 Navigators 4/- to £2, both papers of 10/- (one toned) and £1, (8)

     

    Lot 392
    Estimate: $60T Realised Price : $46

    -: £2 King, fine

     

    Lot 393
    Estimate: $60T Realised Price : $46

    -: £2 King, fine

     

    Lot 394
    Estimate: $175T Realised Price : $145

    -: £2 King, fine examples (3)

     

    Lot 395
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $460

    -: set of 4 7/6d to £2 overprinted SPECIMEN (10/- and £1 cream papers)

     

    Lot 396
    Estimate: $250T

    -: set of 4 7/6d to £2 opt SPECIMEN, mounted, (4). Retail $425

     

    Lot 397
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $675

    1965 5d Christmas, irregular marginal block of 18 from top of sheet, four vertical units with error 'Blue partly omitted'. 1971 ASM page from 'Commonwealth Corner' reporting this variety

     

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