|Estimate: $40,000 ||Realised Price : $30,000|
The 'Rundell' First Day Covers 1901 Unique series of First Day Covers by W.R. Rundell (a G.P.O. Melbourne staff member) for various Victoria-inscribed stamps ½d to 5/-, the first new issues post-Federation and therefore Australia's first FDC's. The series comprises issues of 29 Jan 1901: 2d, 3d, 4d, 5d, 6d, 1/-, 2/-, 5/- (SG 377-83, 391); 24 Jun 1901: ½d (SG 384 - date of issue incorrectly given as 26 Jun); 5 Jul 1901: 3d, 6d, 9d (SG 389, 392, 393); 9 Jul 1901: 1½d (SG 386); 16 Jul 1901 2d (SG 387 - date of issue incorrectly given as 2Jun); also 1 Aug 1899 2½d (SG 335), (15 items). The most important group of Australian FDC’s
|Estimate: $200T ||Realised Price : $170|
Victoria 1901-10 Wmk V over Crown 1d rose-red P12½ and P11 (marginal) blocks of four obliterated in 1907 with horizontal parallel bars for use by technicians in testing first vending (coil) machines introduced in to Australia, fresh unmounted, the P11 issue rare
|Estimate: $80 ||Realised Price : $60|
Essays for 1911 Competition reprinted on glazed white card showing five different designs printed individually in black, red, blue, brown & yellow, also set of singles - less one red design cut from sheets, (29 items).