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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, DECIMAL ISSUES

    Lot 345
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,500

    1967 5c Blue QEII horizontal strip of 3 from left of sheet, left-hand pair error 'Imperforate', superb MUH. Two sheets of this error were discovered, thus 20 strips exist. BW 444bb cat AU$4000, SG 386cb cat 3000

     

    Lot 346
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $170

    1967 5c Blue QEII horizontal pair from right of sheet with 'Double Perforation', and horizontal pair from left of sheet with 'Misplaced Perforation' (3mm to right), both superb MUH. BW 444bb,bc (4)

     

    Lot 347
    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $95

    1970 6c Orange QEII horizontal strip of 10 from mis-guillotined sheet showing a stamp-sized blank at left and tenth unit guillotined through design. Some toning on reverse on units 1 and 2 otherwise fine MUH

     

    Lot 348
    Estimate: $30 Realised Price : $55

    1971 7c Purple QEII block of 4 from right side of sheet, the right-hand vertical pair showing a prominent inking variety due to a pre-printing paper fold, fine MUH

     

    Lot 349
    Estimate: $50

    1971 7c Purple QEII Plate No. '14' block of 10 and strip of 20 from Sheet D, and '-14' strip of 10 and block of 16 from Sheet E. Some tone spots, mostly in selvedge, otherwise fine MUH (56)

     

    Lot 350
    Estimate: $140

    1966 Navigators 75c to $4 optd 'SPECIMEN', the 75c and $1 with 15.5mm opt, very fine MUH (4)

     

    Lot 351
    Estimate: $50 Realised Price : $38

    1966-73 $1 Navigator Perf 14 3/4 x 14 superb MUH from top of sheet

     

    Lot 352
    Estimate: $50 Realised Price : $38

    1966-73 $1 Navigator Perf 14 3/4 x 14 superb MUH

     

    Lot 353
    Estimate: $1,200 Realised Price : $1,250

    1968 5c 150th Anniversary of Macquarie Lighthouse Die Proof in Black with Pale Yellow lithographed background (issued colours) on wove paper backed onto thin card (48mm x 37mm). Very fine, and one of five recorded examples, this being the first one to be offered at auction

     

    Lot 354
    Estimate: $150

    1971-74 7c Sturt's Desert Pea coil pair and single with 'Buff Omitted' (BW 535ce), and pair and single with 'Buff and Green Misplaced' (BW unlisted), fine MUH. Cat AU$900+ in 2002 (6)

     

    Lot 355
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $460

    1970 6c Famous Australians Booklet 6c Edward John Eyre from lower right corner of a Booklet pane showing strong, slightly misplaced offset on reverse. Very fine MUH with 2009 Ceremuga Certificate, few examples recorded. BW 551ca, cat AU$750

     

    Lot 356
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $3,200

    1972 Prime Ministers Booklet Stamps - W.M. Hughes design 6c Die Proof in Black on tinted wove paper backed onto card (83mm x 81mm). These stamps were issued as 7c values, but the original dies were engraved when the letter rate was still 6c. Four die proofs with the unissued 6c denomination are recorded on various lithographed backgrounds. Very fine, and an important proof, with very few die proofs of unissued Australian stamps in private hands

     

    Lot 357
    Estimate: $4,000 Realised Price : $3,800

    1972 Prime Ministers Booklet Stamps - 7c W.M. Hughes design proof in Black on cream wove paper in sunken mount, from the 5-on steel die + tab used to lay down the plastic alto plate from which the printing electros were derived. Superb, and a magnificent proof of which only two examples are recorded and which is not represented in the Australia Post collection. Offered here for the first time at auction

     

    Lot 358
    Estimate: $1,800 Realised Price : $1,600

    1973 Famous Australians 7c Mary Gilmore Die Proof in Black on wove paper backed onto thin card (82mm x 78mm) showing horizontal and vertical guide lines on all sides, very fine. Four die proofs exist in private hands, this being the first one to be offered at auction

     

    Lot 359
    Estimate: $100

    1973-75 Gemstones 10c Star Sapphire block of 4 'Printed on Gummed Side', one unit toned on reverse otherwise fine MUH. BW 648ci cat AU$400 in 2002; SG 552ae cat 200

     

    Lot 360
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    1983 27c Ulysses Butterfly horizontal pair from top of sheet error 'Imperforate', superb MUH. BW 1001c cat AU$600 (2002), SG 791a cat 650

     

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