1911 Competition original copper die (111 x 106) believed engraved by W.R. Bock of New Zealand, design featuring cherub, sheep, wheat bale, mining, and shipping. A recent discovery, together with impressions lifted by modern technology.
Realised Price : $420
Selection with mint 1st wmk 2d, 2nd wmk 9d perf OS (small thin), S.M. wmk 6d optd OS imprint blocks (2, upper and lower plates - small tones in former) and 9d (unmounted marginal), used S.M. wmk 5/- perf OS CTO (2), etc, generally fine (21).
Realised Price : $135
Selection comprising First Wmk to 2/-, Third Wmk to 5/-, SM Wmk to 1/- plus 5/-, CofA Wmk to 5/-, 6d opt OS both wmks, few CTO, mixed condition, (32).
Selection of covers including ½d single rates (2, one taxed in France), 2½d taxed, 4d (2), 6d blue (3, one with pair + single), others to 2/-, etc, generally average/fine (35).
Realised Price : $150
Covers range comprising mainly Kangaroos with 1st Wmk ½d pair, ½d+1d, 1d (7, some used 1913), 1d (2) on 1914 taxed cover to Denmark, 4d Orange - damaged perf OS in registered over at Perth, Third Wmk 3d (4, one Die II), plus few airmail covers, mixed condition, (22).
Realised Price : $300
Kangaroo/State combination frankings comprising ½d uprating S.A. ½d stationery Envelope, ½d + 1d + Tasmania 1d, 1d + Victoria 1d uprating Victoria 3d Registered Envelope, 1d + NSW 2d pair, and 1d Lettercard uprated with S.A. 1d, condition a little mixed although very scarce, underrated material (5).
Realised Price : $440
Kangaroos cover selection with many scarce or unusual items present, including ½d single rates (2, one taxed in N.Z., other attractive advertising envelope), 2½d 2nd wmk scarce strip of four, 4d (2), 6d blue (3), etc, generally average/fine commercial quality (38). Difficult to obtain material.