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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, KING GEORGE V ISSUES, 1914-24 SINGLE WATERMARK

    Lot 320
    Estimate: $1,250

    d Very Yellow ("Cyprus") Green, BW 63H, together with 1d violet, 1d red and 1d green tied to 1925 (21 Jul) cover carried on first aerial mail Broken Hill to Mildura (AAMC 89a). Attractive four colour franking - only three covers recorded bearing the "Cyprus" printing

     

    Lot 321
    Estimate: $10,000 Realised Price : $7,500

    1d Perkins, Bacon and Co. Die Proof [State 2 - 'Head on lined background. The King's nose has been improved, and the hair is lightened'] in Black on thin glazed card cut-down (110x55mm), Perkins, Bacon cachet on reverse, endorsed 'State 2' at top right and 'First State' at lower right. Previously unrecorded, BW 70DP(12)Aa variant. Cat AU$20000

     

    Lot 322
    Estimate: $7,500 Realised Price : $6,000

    1d Perkins, Bacon and Co. Die Proof [State 2 - 'Head on lined background. The King's nose has been improved, and the hair is lightened'] in Black on thin glazed card (125x95mm) without endorsements, slight crease to right, BW 70DP(12)Ac. [Four recorded]. Cat AU$15000

     

    Lot 323
    Estimate: $8,500 Realised Price : $6,500

    1d Perkins, Bacon and Co. State 3 Die Proof (125x95mm) in Black - 'King's nose is straight, and the lined background is slightly modified', Unmasked and printed on thin white wove paper, without endorsements, slight toning and creasing, BW 70DP(13)Aa. [Four recorded]. Cat AU$17500

     

    Lot 324
    Estimate: $150

    1d Dull Red Rough paper tied by Launceston machine cancel to 1918 postcard to U.S., censored at Melbourne when 'PASSED' handstamp had 'SS' and 'D' attached to forme by rubber bands (!), and 1d green pair tied to Brisbane local cover by two clear strikes of the cds clearly dated '15 MR 21', more than three years before issue. Novel duo

     

    Lot 325
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $320

    1d Deep Violet (aniline), BW 75G, used strip of three. Scarce multiple

     

    Lot 326
    Estimate: $500

    1d Scarlet, variety 'Substituted cliche - deformed right frame', BW 89(15)ib, clearly date stamped at Sydney NO 10/1924. Cat AU$750

     

    Lot 327
    Estimate: $50 Realised Price : $38

    2d Dull Orange punctured 'OS', BW 95ba

     

    Lot 328
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $290

    2d Dull Orange punctured 'OS', block of six, some separation, centred left, BW 95ba, very fresh unmounted. Retail AU$900

     

    Lot 329
    Estimate: $250

    2d Die I varieties on cover selection (13), comprising 2d brown-orange unlisted scratch upper left corner, 2d red shades ACSC-listed 96(8)d, (8A)i (2, one in pair), (10)d (2), (11)e, h and k, (12)i, unlisted red flaw lower right and "AUSTRALIA" letters largely joined (2), also 1d red shades Die I various listed and unlisted varieties (7), including a nice scratch through right wattle

     

    Lot 330
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    3d Blue Die 1a, corner block of four, one unit being Type B, one toned, BW 105,c

     

    Lot 331
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $500

    4d Violet upper right corner block of six, varieties 'Thin 'FOU' of 'FOUR' (retouch)' and 'Weeping '4' at right' (lightly mounted), other units unmounted, BW 111(2)e,f, becoming separated, still a scarce positional piece

     

    Lot 332
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    4d Violet punctured 'OS', fresh unmounted. Retail AU$325

     

    Lot 333
    Estimate: $125 Realised Price : $95

    4d Violet punctured 'OS', mint

     

    Lot 334
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    5d Chestnut punctured 'OS', Rough paper, Single-line Perf 14, unusually large "jumbo" margins, fine

     

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