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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, 1927-65 OTHER SD ISSUES

    Lot 207
    Estimate: $3,500T Realised Price : $3,800

    1927 1d Canberra vertical pair, error 'IMPERFORATE (HORIZONTALLY) BETWEEN', SG 105a, BW 132b, faint tone and trace of bend, otherwise very fine for this error

     

    Lot 208
    Estimate: $1,800 Realised Price : $1,700

    1932 1/- Lyrebird 'JOHN ASH' imprint block of 36 (12x3), very fresh

     

    Lot 209
    Estimate: $1,500T Realised Price : $1,200

    1932 1/- Lyrebird overprinted 'OS' and KGV 3d punctured 'W/A' tied by Parcel Post Perth cds to 1934 (27 Nov) portion of parcel-wrapping bearing 'PARCELS POST' label endorsed 'Mines Dept/Perth'. Parcel rate (Scale 4) 1/3d for first 1lb. The first commercial item recorded by us bearing the overprinted 1/-. Provenance: J.T. Vinton-Smith, MLA, Parliament House, Melbourne, correspondence

     

    Lot 210
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $625

    1932 (17 Nov) unusual philatelic franking on cover registered at Sydney and comprising overprinted 'OS' 6d Kangaroo, d to 5d KGV (5), 1/- Lyrebird, 2d and 3d Bridge, and 6d Airmail, backstamped Sydney

     

    Lot 211
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $750

    1932 Bridge 5/- Green block of four with large portion 'JOHN ASH' imprint, CTO without gum

     

    Lot 212
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $2,000

    1932 Bridge 5/- Green 'JOHN ASH' imprint block of six, lower units unmounted mint, slight trace of toning

     

    Lot 213
    Estimate: $3,500 Realised Price : $2,900

    1932 Bridge 5/- Green 'JOHN ASH' imprint half sheet of ten, CTO without gum

     

    Lot 214
    Estimate: $10,000T

    Kangaroos Third Wmk 1, Small Multiple Wmk 2/- and C of A Wmk 9d, 5/-, 10/- (faded due to susceptibility to light) and 2 handstamped 'SPECIMEN' (6), representing the stamps on issue in 1935. The more attractive of two sets recorded (the other with 10/- damaged realised AU$9200 at a Sydney auction in 2002)

     

    Lot 215
    Estimate: $6,000T

    King George V Small Multiple Wmk 1d and C of A Wmk d, 1d, 2d, 4d, 5d and 1/4d handstamped 'SPECIMEN' (7). One other set is recorded (the centring of the respective units is virtually identical, suggesting the two sets were prepared simultaneously) which realised AU$6325 at a Sydney auction in 2002

     

    Lot 216
    Estimate: $1,000T

    1929 and 1931 Airmail 3d Green and 6d Brown handstamped 'SPECIMEN' (2), small faults owing to unsuitable glue having been originally employed to affix these two issues to board. Two examples recorded (the other 3d also with fault)

     

    Lot 217
    Estimate: $2,500T Realised Price : $2,800

    1932 6d Kookaburra and 1/- Lyrebird handstamped 'SPECIMEN' (2). Superb Bird exhibit items for which only one other set is recorded

     

    Lot 218
    Estimate: $1,500T

    1934 Victoria Centenary Perf 11 set, the 2d and 1/- handstamped 'COMMONWEALTH AUDIT OFFICE' (small faults), the 3d handstamped 'SPECIMEN'. Unique set

     

    Lot 219
    Estimate: $7,500T

    1934 Airmail 1/6d Plate Proof in Dull Lilac handstamped 'SPECIMEN'. BW records two other examples of this proof without handstamp as 161PP(1) - one of which is in the Australia Post Archival Collection. Accompanied for comparison by issued stamp used on cover during first week of release. Unique

     

    Lot 220
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $460

    1938 (1 Apr) Robes 5/- Thick paper registered at Adelaide for airmail to U.K., backstamped Adelaide and Melbourne. Underrated

     

    Lot 221
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $1,300

    1938-49 Robes 10/- Thick paper complete sheet of 80 with 'JOHN ASH' imprint, centrally folded through selvedge, odd bend. Very well centred

     

    Lot 222
    Estimate: $6,000

    1938-49 1 Robes Thin paper complete sheet of 80 with 'Authority' imprint, centrally folded through selvedge, odd separation, mixed centring. Retail AU$9600++

     

    Lot 223
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $900

    1938-49 Queen Elizabeth 1d Green Die II 'JOHN ASH' imprint block of four with Coil Perforation, uniformly large holes, BW 182zl

     

    Lot 224
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $900

    1942 (1 Dec) Queen Elizabeth 1d Green cancelled at Huonville (Tas). Neat example of this very scarce FDC. BW AU$500 (1995)

     

    Lot 225
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $725

    1949-50 Arms 2 Green corner 'No Imprint' block of four with variety 'Roller flaw below "E" of POSTAGE', BW 271ze

     

    Lot 226
    Estimate: $2,000T

    1949-50 Arms 2 Green overprinted 'SPECIMEN' 3mm high, BW 271xc, unused without gum. 2004 Ceremuga Certificate

     

    Lot 227
    Estimate: $2,500

    1953-56 QEII 6d Orange Watermarked, marginal strip of four, variety 'Imperforate between stamp and margin', BW 298ba

     

    Lot 228
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    1955 3d Nursing marginal block of four from right with pip, variety 'Grossly misplaced perforations', BW 329bb. Probably the most spectacular of the misplaced perf varieties

     

    Lot 229
    Estimate: $2,500

    1957 7d Flying Doctor, corner block of four with 'Offset', BW 337c. The most dramatic of these popular varieties. One sheet of 80 recorded, this being perhaps the only corner piece

     

    Lot 230
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $2,000

    1962 (11 Jun) Die Proof (70x80mm) of 5d 'OSCAR OF ANTARCTICA' in black on glossed paper, prepared by M Kuppler, small thinning. The only known practice design die proof from the Note Printing Branch in private hands. Unique

     

    Lot 231
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $500

    1963-65 Navigators 4/- to 2, fresh unmounted mint blocks of four (24)

     

    Lot 232
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $500

    1963-65 Navigators 7/6d to 2 optd 'SPECIMEN', fresh unmounted (4)

     

    Lot 233
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $750

    1963-65 Navigators 7/6d to 2 optd 'SPECIMEN', both papers of 10/- & 1, unmounted (6)

      

    Lot 234
    Estimate: $2,000

    1964 5d Christmas, error ' "AUSTRALIA" (Red) omitted', BW 425ca

     

    Lot 235
    Estimate: $7,500

    1965 5d Churchill, positional strip of four, lower unit error 'Light grey (face) omitted'. One of the most important pre-decimal missing colours. BW 430cb, SG 377a

     

    Lot 236
    Estimate: $500

    1965 5d Hargraves, error 'Value (Purple) omitted', BW 433c

     

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