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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, DECIMAL ISSUES

    Lot 178
    Estimate: $3,500 Realised Price : $2,700

    1966-71 QEII 5c Blue marginal strip of three, error 'Left hand pair imperforate, adjoining unit imperforate at left', BW 444bb, SG 386cb

     

    Lot 179
    Estimate: $3,500

    1966-71 QEII 7c Purple lower left corner block of four, error 'Imperforate at left', BW 447b. Fine and fresh

     

    Lot 180
    Estimate: $750

    1966-71 QEII 7c Purple upper right corner block of four with pre-printing paper fold resulting in corner unit being partly 'Imperforate on two sides', BW 447bb, fine

     

    Lot 181
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $900

    1966 Navigators, 40c Tasman marginal block of four with minor creasing resulting in variety 'Grossly misplaced perforations', BW 460b. Striking

     

    Lot 182
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $460

    1966 Navigators, 40c Tasman showing strong 'Offset', BW 460ca. One of the more spectacular offsets

     

    Lot 183
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $440

    1966 Navigators, 50c Dampier 'Double frame lines'. Unlisted in ACSC. A prominent and very distinctive variety

     

    Lot 184
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $1,150

    1966 Navigators, 50c Dampier upper left corner block of four, variety 'Offset', BW 461c. Rarely encountered in multiples

     

    Lot 185
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    1973 National Development, 30c Beef Roads marginal pair, error on upper unit 'Umber partly omitted, adjoining unit normal', BW 633c

     

    Lot 186
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,500

    1973-74 Gemstones, 8c Opal lower right corner block of four, error 'Ultramarine (shading) omitted', BW 644cd, with normal for comparison. Cat AU$3000. [Only 20 examples exist]

     

    Lot 187
    Estimate: $3,000 Realised Price : $2,300

    1973 Architecture, 40c Como positional strip of five, error 'One unit pink omitted, one unit partly omitted', other units normal, BW 656cb, insignificant tiny tones as always found. [Ten strips recorded]

     

    Lot 188
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $1,400

    1975 Wildflowers 18c vertical positional strip of ten, error 'Black omitted on eight units and partly on one’, other unit normal, BW 725ca. [This format of the error first appeared in 2002 and only ten such strips are recorded]

     

    Lot 189
    Estimate: $12,000 Realised Price : $9,000

    1977 Performing Arts, 20c Violinists horizontal positional strip of ten, error on eight units 'Dark Grey (violin and both chairs) completely omitted, one unit partly omitted', other unit normal. Only five strips are recorded. [The strip with colour bars from base of sheet recently sold at auction for AU$18400]

     

    Lot 190
    Estimate: $3,000

    1977 Silver Jubilee 45c Imperforate Plate Proof on thick gummed paper, gutter block of 24 with colour bars between, BW 766PP(1). Cat AU$6000+. Premium collecting format

     

    Lot 191
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $2,000

    1977 18c Parliament House upper right corner block of ten (2x5) with colour bars, error 'Yellow omitted on one, partly on five - from very minor to almost completely' other units normal, BW 773cb. The premium collecting piece

     

    Lot 192
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $650

    1978-79 Birds, 20c Little Grebe marginal strip of three, error 'Yellow (beak and eyes) omitted', BW 805cb. Scarce proving piece with colour bars showing the yellow bar omitted

     

    Lot 193
    Estimate: $800

    1978-79 Birds, 20c Little Grebe corner block of four, error 'Yellow (beak and eyes) omitted', BW 805cb, SG 673a

     

    Lot 194
    Estimate: $3,500 Realised Price : $3,000

    1982 24c Queen's Birthday Essay in the issued colours of the 27c, with pink background on perforated gummed paper, BW 949E(1). It is believed that two singles and a block of four originally existed, this single being taken from the block. Cat AU$5000

     

    Lot 195
    Estimate: $2,000

    1986 Christmas 36c, New Discovery, positional block of 20 (4x5) from left of sheet with portion of colour controls at top, showing 'Misplaced perforations' resulting in portion of design being void on top unit, lower units with portion of design from base at top. From the only known pane, this being the largest multiple. [This variety will be listed in the next edition of the ACSC]

     

    Lot 196
    Estimate: $500

    1993 Counter-Printed Perforated Trial NPC1 stamps with design of a candle in Scarlet, affixed to waxed backing paper, $1 value with variety 'Overprint double (top and base). Rare

     

    Lot 197
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    1994 $9 Automatic Teller Machine sheetlet, the Trial printing with 'Kangaroo facing left', BW 1784E(1)

     

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