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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, KING GEORGE V ISSUES, 1927-65 OTHER SD ISSUES

    Lot 660
    Estimate: $200

    1928 3d Blue Kookaburra miniature sheet, fine and fresh unmounted

     

    Lot 661
    Estimate: $60 Realised Price : $100

    1929-32 small selection with 1d W.A. pair showing re-entry, Sturt blocks punctured 'OS', 2d and 3d Kingsford Smith optd OS (latter with short perfs), 1/- Lyrebird, etc sold as is (16)

     

    Lot 662
    Estimate: $60 Realised Price : $70

    1932 6d Kookaburra Plate 1 'Ash' imprint block of four, hinged in gutter only

     

    Lot 663
    Estimate: $60

    1934 No Wmk 1/6d Hermes selection of shades (1 mint, 8 used/cto) and annotated plate varieties (8 used), generally fine (17)

      

    Lot 664
    Estimate: $100

    1934 No Wmk 1/6d Hermes 'Ash' imprint block of four, few slight tone spots, unmounted

     

    Lot 665
    Estimate: $125

    1934 No Wmk 1/6d Hermes 'Ash' imprint block of four, fine mint

     

    Lot 666
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $145

    1934 No Wmk 1/6d Hermes 'Ash' imprint block of four with variety 'Retouched shading top left of right-hand globe', BW 161za, unused

     

    Lot 667
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $190

    1936 Tasmanian Cable 2d and 3d on specially printed PMG presentation card. Very Fine. BW 170ya Cat AU$250

     

    Lot 668
    Estimate: $600

    1937-49 Perf 13x14 1d QE Die I lower right block of four showing complete but partially inked Plate No. '7', BW 181zt. A fine block, hinged on upper units only, with approx a dozen examples recorded. Cat AU$750

     

    Lot 669
    Estimate: $800 Realised Price : $725

    1937-49 Perf 13x14 2d KGVI Die I upper left block of four showing complete (over inked) Plate No. '8', BW 187zk, hinged on one unit only. Fine and rare, with only several examples recorded. Cat AU$1000

     

    Lot 670
    Estimate: $100

    1937-49 Perf 13x14 6d Kookaburra 'Ash' imprint left corner blocks of four (3), two showing horizontal comb perforation from upper and lower sheets, the other showing vertical comb perforation

     

    Lot 671
    Estimate: $150

    1937-49 Perf 13x14 1/- Lyrebird 42.5mm 'Ash' imprint strip of four from lower sheet, few gum thins from removal of hinges

     

    Lot 672
    Estimate: $100

    1937-49 Perf 13x14 1/- Lyrebird 42.5mm 'Ash' imprint block of four from upper sheet showing complete imprint. One short perf, lower units unmounted

     

    Lot 673
    Estimate: $80

    1937-49 Perf 13x14 1/- Lyrebird 42.5mm 'Ash' imprint block of four from lower sheet showing complete imprint, few minor gum thins

     

    Lot 674
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $120

    1937-49 Perf 13x14 1/4d Magenta range on leaves comprising mint left pane of 80, Ash imprint mint blocks of 4 (4), and variety 'thinned bottom frame' (BW 211d) in mint block of 4 and pair and used (103)

     

    Lot 675
    Estimate: $300

    1937-49 Robes Thick paper 5/-, 10/- and 1 'Ash' imprint blocks of four. Fine, 5/- and 1 unmounted

     

    Lot 676
    Estimate: $50

    1937-49 10/- Robes Thick paper 'Ash' imprint block of four, toned and gum thin

     

    Lot 677
    Estimate: $1,750 Realised Price : $1,350

    1937-49 10/- Robes Thick paper 'By Authority' imprint pair in Red-purple (Aniline) shade. A part-gum example of this very rare but controversial shade. 1965 BSAP Certificate. Ex Mrs J. Nette

     

    Lot 678
    Estimate: $350

    1937-49 Robes Thin paper 5/- White and Tinted papers, 10/- and 1 'By Authority' imprint blocks of four. The 5/- and 10/- blocks hinged and with light toning, the 1 fine with lower units unmounted

     

    Lot 679
    Estimate: $250

    1937-49 Perf 15x14 2d Scarlet Die II variety ''medallion flaw'' fine used with cds cancel, also 1941 2d on 2d with same variety, also with fine with cds cancel. Cat AU$450 (2)

     

    Lot 680
    Estimate: $1,000

    1937-49 Perf 15x14 2d Scarlet KGVI Die II Sheet A gutter block of eight showing complete Plate No. '4' without dots, BW 188zc. Very fine, hinged in selvedge only. The most frequently seen plate number on this stamp, with perhaps ten examples known. Cat AU$2000

     

    Lot 681
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,150

    1937-49 Perf 15x14 2d Scarlet KGVI Die II Sheet A one-line gutter block of eight showing complete plate No. '16' without dots, BW 188zn. Some toning and gum disturbance, still probably only 2 or 3 examples are recorded. Cat AU$2000

     

    Lot 682
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $230

    1937-49 Perf 15x14 2d Scarlet KGVI Die II 'No imprint' block of 16, BW 188zs, from base of coil plate with perf pip under units 7/8 (left sheet), from surplus sheets distributed to post offices with normal perforation. Very fine, four units hinged. Cat AU$300+

     

    Lot 683
    Estimate: $300

    1937-49 Perf 15x14 2d Scarlet KGVI Die II 'No imprint' block of 16, BW 188zs, from base of coil plate with perf pip under units 1/2 (right sheet), from surplus sheets distributed to post offices with normal perforation. Few small tone spots and three units hinged. Cat AU$300+

     

    Lot 684
    Estimate: $200

    1937-49 Perf 15x14 3d Brown KGVI block of 16 from the top of a left pane, mis-guillotined and showing the complete imprint of the upper sheet above units 1-2. Hinged in selvedge and adhesions on a couple of units, otherwise fine unmounted

     

    Lot 685
    Estimate: $150

    1937-49 Perf 15x14 3d Brown KGVI block of four with gutter at left, top selvedge mis-cut and showing almost complete 'By Authority' imprint at top, hinged in selvedge only

     

    Lot 686
    Estimate: $600

    1937-49 Perf 15x14 3d Brown KGVI Sheet C gutter imprint block of eight showing virtually complete Plate No. '14' without dashes, BW 196zc. Fine unmounted. Cat AU$500

     

    Lot 687
    Estimate: $150

    1937-49 Perf 15x14 6d Kookaburra left corner 'No imprint' block of four showing plate crack in selvedge under L10/2, BW 203zk. Diagonal crease through block, not showing on front. Cat AU$300

     

    Lot 688
    Estimate: $175

    1937-49 Perf 15x14 6d Kookaburra left corner 'No imprint' block of ten showing plate crack in selvedge under L10/2, BW 203zk. A more advanced state than the previous lot, seven units unmounted, very fine. Cat AU$300+

     

    Lot 689
    Estimate: $400

    1942-44 2d KGVI upper left corner block of 10 showing misplaced additional strike of perf comb on left column, BW 230ba. Fine, hinged in selvedge only

     

    Lot 690
    Estimate: $100

    1947-52 1d Princess No Wmk coil join strip of four, BW 246j, the left-hand pair being normal sheet perforation, and the right-hand pair perforated with uniformly large holes. Gum thin on one unit, otherwise fine. Probably only 4 or 5 pairs known with uniformly large holes. Cat AU$200

     

    Lot 691
    Estimate: $150

    1948-56 2/- Aboriginal Art marginal block of four on Thin paper, BW 263a, hinged in selvedge only. Cat AU$300

     

    Lot 692
    Estimate: $500

    1948-56 2/- Aboriginal Art right marginal block of four, unlisted by BW, showing a small portion of Plate No. '7'. Some gum missing, still probably the only recorded example

     

    Lot 693
    Estimate: $1,500

    1948-56 2/- Aboriginal Art No Wmk right marginal block of eight showing complete Plate No. '9', BW 264zc. Very fine, four units unmounted. A more frequently seen number, with perhaps ten examples known. Cat AU$2500

     

    Lot 694
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,500

    1948-56 No Wmk d Kangaroo Sheet C gutter block of 12 with imprint, showing complete Plate No. '4' without dashes, BW 180zd. Very fine, hinged on three units only. Probably 4-5 examples are recorded. Cat AU$3500

     

    Lot 695
    Estimate: $3,000 Realised Price : $2,900

    1948-56 d Kangaroo punctured 'VG' Sheet B top gutter block of 30 showing complete Plate No. '4' with dashes. Small stains in gutter and top right corner, plus tear in one stamp. The only recorded example of this plate number, currently unlisted in the ACSC

     

    Lot 696
    Estimate: $900 Realised Price : $700

    1948-56 1d QE Sheet A gutter block of 12 showing a portion of what is almost certainly Plate No. '19'. Currently unlisted in the ACSC, this number is a different shape to Plate No. '19' with dashes (Sheet B). [The ACSC note is possibly incorrect, and all Plate No. '19' examples showing no crack at base may be without dashes and from Sheet A]. Fine, most units unmounted

     

    Lot 697
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $270

    1948-56 4d Koala varieties 'colour spot below right border right of last 'A' of 'AUSTRALIA', BW 199h, and 'retouch to five lines above right of 'IA' ', BW 199ha. Former fine used with machine cancel and latter with 1957 cds cancel, blunt corner at top left. The retouch is a rare variety of which less than six used examples are recorded. Cat AU$600 (2)

     

    Lot 698
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $380

    1948-56 4d Koala variety 'retouch to four lines below first 'A' of 'AUSTRALIA' ', BW 199ja, fine used with cds cancel. A rare variety, with less than six used examples known. Cat AU$500

     

    Lot 699
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $500

    1948-56 4d Koala variety 'crack through top of last 'A' of 'AUSTRALIA', BW 199k, used with machine cancel, perf defects at base. A rare plate variety of which less than six used examples are known

     

    Lot 700
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $125

    1948-56 1/- Lyrebird with uncatalogued variety 'retouched shading lines right of tail' as lower stamp of a used vertical pair. Believed to be the only example so far recorded

     

    Lot 701
    Estimate: $200

    1949-50 Arms 'SPECIMEN' set unmounted

     

    Lot 702
    Estimate: $100

    1950-52 3d Scarlet KGVI Thin paper marginal block of four, BW 251a, fine unmounted. Cat AU$300

     

    Lot 703
    Estimate: $400

    1952-65 Wmkd 2/6d Aborigine top left corner block of eight, with pre-printing adhesion of thread causing flaw through lower four units, minor gum bends, unmounted. Striking

     

    Lot 704
    Estimate: $175

    1952-65 Wmkd 2/6d Aborigine lower left corner 'No imprint' blocks of four from upper and lower plates

     

    Lot 705
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $125

    1954 3d Red Cross lower left block of six showing complete Plate No. '1' with dashes, BW 312z, hinged in selvedge and on one unit

     

    Lot 706
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $125

    1954 3d Red Cross lower right block of six showing complete Plate No. '1' with dashes, BW 312za, hinged in selvedge and on one unit

     

    Lot 707
    Estimate: $150

    1954 3d Red Cross lower left block of six showing complete Plate No. '2' with dashes, BW 312zd, hinged on two units

     

    Lot 708
    Estimate: $150

    1954 3d Red Cross lower right block of six showing complete Plate No. '2' with dashes, BW 312ze, hinged on two units

     

    Lot 709
    Estimate: $150

    1954 3d Red Cross lower left block of six showing complete Plate No. '3' with dashes, BW 312zh, few small tone spots, Unmounted

     

    Lot 710
    Estimate: $400

    1959-62 QEII 5d Blue Coil perf top marginal block of 12 showing small portion of Plate No. '2', BW 355z. Cat AU$1000. Only four or five examples are recorded, and all show a similar small portion of the number

     

    Lot 711
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $440

    1963-65 QEII 5d Green booklet stamp, variety 'shading dashes left side retouched, with additional retouching to cross-hatching opposite Queen's eye and hair, and in angle of hair and neck' Panel C, 1/3 electro (b), BW 400db, fine used with machine cancel. One of the rarest electro re-cuts of the QEII period, with no mint and only four used examples known. Cat AU$800

     

    Lot 712
    Estimate: $150

    1963-65 QEII 5d Red pair, variety 'Misplaced (vertical) perforations', BW 402bb. Spectacular

     

    Lot 713
    Estimate: $200

    1963-65 Navigators 10/- Flinders White paper marginal block of 12 (2x6), spots on three units, others fresh unmounted

     

    Lot 714
    Estimate: $175

    1963-65 Navigators 10/- Flinders White paper block of eight fresh unmounted

     

    Lot 715
    Estimate: $80

    Selection of die proofs in black from 'The Engraved Stamps of Australia' (1999) published by Australia Post. Predominately QEII issues but also 1930 Sturt (2), 1950 Stamp Centenary & 1927 Canberra issues (11)

     

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