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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, KING GEORGE VI ISSUES

    Lot 252
    P ]
    Estimate: $60Starting Price: $46

    c1937 Waterlow essay featuring a full-face portrait of King George VI without inscriptions, generally ascribed to Australia, imperf and perf singles in violet on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine (2)

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    Lot 253
    **/*/O ]
    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1937-44 range of Queen Elizabeth and King George VI definitive issues on hagners, all but a few mint, and largely MUH, comprising mostly imprint or positional blocks of 4 or larger, with Perf 13 x 14 1d QE Die 1 (68, plus a 'bisect' used on piece), 1d KGVI (22), 2d KGVI Die 1 (95), 3d KGVI Die 2 chalky imprint block of 4 (toned), 1/4d KGVI (31), 5/- (8), 10/- (6), 1 (6) Robes, mostly with toning faults; Perf 15 x 14 1d Green QE Die 2 (45), 1d Maroon QE (13), 1d Red-brown KGVI (49), 1d Green KGVI (61), 2d Scarlet KGVI Die 2 (23), 2d Mauve KGVI (160, incl two blocks with medallion flaw), 3d Brown KGVI (121); 1941 Surcharges 2d on 2d (93), 3d on 3d (19), 5d on 5d (21); 1942-44 1d QE (65), 1d QE Wmkd (21) and No Wmk (35, one block showing part imprint at top), 2d KGVI Wmkd (29) and No Wmk (98), 2d KGVI (211), 3d KGVI (84). Some toning faults here and there, but generally very fine and with some useful pickings (1388 stamps)

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    Lot 254
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $400Starting Price: $300

    1937-49 Perf 13 x 14 Zoological Issue M/MUH range, mostly imprints, with d (12),4d (17), 5d (17), 6d (43), 9d (17), 1/- (7, with two Ash imprint pairs, and pair and single showing parts of the marginal perforation guide marks), generally fine and high catalogue value (113 stamps)

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    Lot 255
    **/*/O ]
    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1937-56 Zoological Definitives Perf 15 x 14 accumulation on hagners, mostly mint and largely MUH and comprising mostly imprint or no imprint blocks of 4, with Wmkd d, 4d (37 5d (20), 5d (113), 6d (115), 9d (52), 1/- (141) and No Wmk d (92), 4d (20), 6d (22), 9d (8), 1/- (12). Generally very fine, with many plate varieties identified (639 stamps)

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    Lot 256
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1937-1951 accumulation of commemorative issues on hagners, virtually all MUH and mostly imprint blocks, with 1937 NSW Sesqui 2d (28), 3d (5), 9d (2); 1940 AIF 1d (8), 2d (12), 3d (9), 6d (10); 1945 Gloucester 2d (38), 3d (37), 5d (30); 1946 Peace 2d (32), 3d (49), 5d (21); 1946 Mitchell 2d (29), 3d (37), 1/- (21); 1947 Newcastle 2d (97), 3d (25), 5d (17); 1948 Farrer (24); 1948 Scout (17); 1948 Von Mueller (32); 1949 Lawson (40); 1949 UPU (28); 1949 Forrest (28); 1950 Stamp Centenaries (72); 1951 Commonwealth 3d (106); 5d (41), 1/6d (42); 1951 Gold/responsible Govt (100). Few with small tone faults, but largely very fine (1,037 stamps)

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    Lot 257
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1938-52 range of coil stamps on hagners, with dummy coils in green (pair and single), red (pair and single), also photogravure dummy coil pair; 1938 1d Green QE Die 2 large holes coil paste-up strip of 4 (some toning) and strip of 3, and 'false coil' paste-up pair; 2d Mauve KGVI Die 2 strip of 4 and pairs (3); 1d Maroon QE pairs (2); d Kangaroo Wmkd strip of 3 and pairs (2). Later issues in quantity incl some coil perf blocks, with d Kangaroo No Wmk (136), 1d Brown-purple QE (48), 1d Princess (54), 2d QM (23), 3d Scarlet KGVI (52), 3d Green KGVI (33). Generally fine, and largely MUH (388 stamps)

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    Lot 258
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $50Starting Price: $38

    1938-52 small group of Type 1 perforation pip blocks of 8, mostly from base of sheet, with 1938 1d Green Die 2 (3, one from top), 2d Scarlet Die 2, 1942-44 1d Brown-purple, 1950-52, 1d, 2d (2, one coil perf) Queen Mother, 2d Scarlet, 3d Green, 3d, 4d, 6d Brown, 6d Green, 7d (2, one from top) KGVI, all very fine and with one or two units hinged (128 stamps)

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    Lot 259
    **/*/O ]
    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1947-52 Definitives accumulation on hagners, all but a few MUH and mostly imprint blocks of 4 or larger, with 1947 1d Princess Wmkd (12) and No Wmk (36), 1d QM (66), 2d QM (90), 2d Scarlet KGVI (68), 2d Chocolate KGVI (61), 3d Scarlet KGVI (48, incl thin paper two blocks of 4), 3d Green KGVI (42, incl pair with trimmed jumped perf), 3d KGVI (186, including three blocks with additional marginal perfs), 4d KGVI (48), 6d Brown KGVI (116, incl block of 4 with trimmed jumped perfs), 6d Green KGVI (124), 7d KGVI (310, incl sheet of 160), 8d Abo (126), 1/0d KGVI (49), 1/3d Bull (28), 1/6d Hermes (66), 2/- Abo Art (30), 2/6d Abo (31), 5/- Arms (10), 10/-, 1, 2 Arms (latter MUH), No Wmk 1/6d (13), 2/- (4), 2/6d (2). Also BCOF three sets (2 x 5/- thick MUH, 1 x thin). Some toning on a few blocks but generally very fine, a range of plate varieties are identified and with other pickings throughout (1,615 stamps)

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    Lot 260
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $80Starting Price: $60

    1937-49 Perf 13 x 14 1d Green Queen Elizabeth Die 1 block of 8, the right-hand block of 4 showing severe ink stripping. Very fine, with only one unit hinged

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    Lot 261
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $40Starting Price: $30

    1937-49 Perf 13 x 14 2d Scarlet KGVI Die 1 block of 4 from left of sheet punctured 'G/NSW' sideways, left pair variety 'Puncture Omitted', fine large part OG with lower pair MUH

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    Lot 262
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $600Starting Price: $460

    1937-49 Perf 13 x 14 2d Scarlet KGVI Die 1 top left corner block of 4 with large portion of partially inked Plate No. '8' mounted in selvedge only which also has two small tone spots. BW 187zk, cat AU$1750

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    Lot 263
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $500Starting Price: $380

    1937-49 Perf 13 x 14 2d Scarlet KGVI Die 1 block of 4 from top right corner of sheet showing lower portion of Plate No. '8', mounted in selvedge and on one unit only, small tone spot in right margin. BW 187zl, cat AU$1750

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    Lot 264
    O ]
    Estimate: $50Starting Price: $38

    1937-48 3d Blue KGVI Die II (19) and Die III (45) used, mostly fine. (Total, 64 stamps)

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    Lot 265
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1937-49 Perf 13 x 14 3d Blue KGVI Die II chalk-surfaced paper, Ash imprint block of 4, BW 193zb, lower units MUH, cat AU$225

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    Lot 266
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $270Starting Price: $210

    1937-49 Perf 13 x 14 6d Kookaburra small group, with bottom right corner block of 4, no imprint gutter block of 8, Ash imprint right pane block of 4 with gutter showing crescent over pip (BW 202bb), and variety 'Curl over I of AUSTRALIA' (R2/1) with gutter margin. All fine with some units MUH. BW cat AU$690+

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    Lot 267
    * ]
    Estimate: $1,500Starting Price: $1,150

    1937-49 Perf 13 x 14 6d Kookaburra from top right corner of sheet showing part of Plate No. '2', lightly mounted. Three examples are recorded, the other two in blocks of 4 but showing a similar part number only. With 2006 Simon Dunkerley certificate. BW 202z, cat AU$7500

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    Lot 268
    ** ]
    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1937-49 Robes 5/- Dull Lake and Brown-lake shades, 10/- and 1 Chalk-surfaced Paper each in Ash imprint blocks of 4 MUH, each with considerable toning or tone spots on most units (16)

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    Lot 269
    ** ]
    Estimate: $400Starting Price: $300

    1937-49 Robes Unsurfaced Paper 5/- blocks of 4 (6, four with By Authority imprint), 10/- By Authority imprint blocks of 4 (5), and 1 By Authority imprint blocks of 4 (6), all MUH but affected to a greater or lesser extent by tone spots, although a number of single stamps (especially in the 1's) are clear and fine. A tragic lot! (68 stamps)

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    Lot 270
    ** ]
    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1937-48 Robes 5/- Thick Paper Ash imprint block of 4, and Thin Paper 'By Authority' imprint block of 4 (tinted paper), small red mark on reverse of first block, otherwise very fine MUH (8)

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    Lot 271
    ** ]
    Estimate: $900Starting Price: $675

    1937-49 Perf 15 x 14 1d Green Queen Elizabeth Die 2 Ash imprint block of 4 with 'Large Holes Coil Perforation', from surplus sheets with coil perforation placed on counter sale. Some gum toning in places, otherwise fine MUH and very scarce. BW 182zr, cat AU$3000

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    Lot 272
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $50Starting Price: $38

    1937-49 Perf 15 x 14 1d Maroon KGVI on illustrated First Day cover cancelled at Sydney, no back flap

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    Lot 273
    ** ]
    Estimate: $400Starting Price: $300

    1937-49 Perf 15 x 14 1d Emerald-Green KGVI gutter imprint block of 8 with Type 1 perforation pips, showing 'Cracked Plate' in second line of imprint (State II, affecting 'GOVERNMENT', 'COMMONWEALTH' and 'AUSTRALIA') and additional with a vertical line extending downwards from the 'N' of 'GOVERNMENT' (not seen by us before, and perhaps a third state?). Superb MUH, BW 186zh, cat AU$525

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    Lot 274
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $50Starting Price: $38

    1937-49 Perf 15 x 14 2d Scarlet KGVI Die 2 block of 6 from left of sheet variety 'Translucent Paper', the watermark showing very clearly on face, very fine with one unit mounted. BW 188 variety

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    Lot 275
    ** ]
    Estimate: $350Starting Price: $270

    1937-49 Perf 15 x 14 2d Scarlet KGVI Die 2 coil pair with large and small holes, very fine MUH. BW 188bl, cat AU$750

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    Lot 276
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $600Starting Price: $460

    1937-49 Perf 15 x 14 2d Scarlet KGVI Die II gutter block of 8 from top of sheet showing complete Plate No. '3' without dashes (Sheet A), mounted in selvedge only but with considerable toning mostly in top selvedge and gutter. BW 188zb, cat AU$2500

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    Lot 277
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $850Starting Price: $650

    1937-49 Perf 15 x 14 2d Scarlet KGVI Die 2 gutter block of 8 from top of sheet showing complete Plate No. '4' without dashes (Sheet A), mounted in selvedge and gutter only and very fine. BW 188zc, cat AU$2500

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    Lot 278
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $500Starting Price: $380

    1937-49 Perf 15 x 14 2d Scarlet KGVI Die II gutter block of 8 from top of sheet showing small portion of Plate No. '12' (Sheet A or B), two units mounted and with somewhat heavy fold through gutter. BW 188zj or zja, cat AU$1750

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    Lot 279
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $900Starting Price: $675

    1937-49 Perf 15 x 14 2d Scarlet KGVI Die 2 Ash imprint block of 4 from right pane with 'Large Holes Coil Perforation', from surplus sheets with coil perforation placed on counter sale. Mounted in selvedge and on one unit only, fine and scarce. BW 188zqa, cat AU$2250

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    Lot 280
    ** ]
    Estimate: $400Starting Price: $300

    1937-49 Perf 15 x 14 2d Scarlet KGVI Die II 'No Imprint' lower left corner blocks of 4 with perforation pip in lower selvedge, and matching corner block from lower right corner, from surplus sheets printed from coil plates perforated and placed on counter sale. Right corner block with slight gum toning, otherwise superb MUH. BW 188zs, cat AU$1100+ (12)

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    Lot 281
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1937-49 Perf 15 x 15 2d Scarlet KGVI Die 2 'No Imprint' block of 16, from surplus stock printed from, coil plate perforated and placed on counter sale. Two units mounted, slight gum toning and light crease through one vertical pair. BW 188zs, cat AU$550

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    Lot 282
    ** ]
    Estimate: $60Starting Price: $46

    1937-49 Perf 15 x 14 2d Mauve KGVI Die 2 'false coil' (ordinary sheet perforation) strip of 4 with part Ash imprint attached to 960 8 coil starter printed in red, fine. BW 189bi, cat AU$125

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    Lot 283
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $230

    1937-49 Perf 15 x 14 3d Brown KGVI gutter block of 8 from base of sheet with large portion of Plate No. '14' without dashes (Sheet C), two units mounted and small marks on reverse of two stamps. BW 196zc, cat AU$600

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    Lot 284
    * ]
    Estimate: $80Starting Price: $60

    1937-49 Perf 15 x 14 4d Koala variety 'Offset', fine and lightly hinged. BW 198c, cat AU$175

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    Lot 285
    ** ]
    Estimate: $1,200Starting Price: $900

    1937-49 Perf 15 x 14 6d Kookaburra positional block of 9 from top of right pane, R3/3 being variety 'Top Hat flaw', superb MUH. BW 203o cat AU$2500+, SG 190ab, cat 1400

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    Lot 286
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $500Starting Price: $380

    1937-49 Perf 15 x 14 6d Kookaburra positional block of 9 from top of rigt pane, R3/3 being variety 'Top Hat flaw', mounted in top selvedge only but with toned gum. BW 203o cat AU$2500+, SG 190ab cat 1400+

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    Lot 287
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $160Starting Price: $120

    1937-49 Perf 15 x 14 6d Kookaburra irregular block of 44 from Sheet B showing 'roving' perforation pip in top left corner, and plate varieties on L6/3 and 8/3, plus another corner block of 4 also showing the roving pip. Fine, with most units MUH. BW 203bd, cat AU$350+

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    Lot 288
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $1,500Starting Price: $1,150

    1937-49 6d Kookaburra block of 32 from base of sheet showing almost complete Plate No. '7' without dashes (Sheet C), two units mounted and folded in several places, otherwise very fine and rare. BW 203zc, cat AU$3500

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    Lot 289
    O ]
    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1937 NSW Sesquicentenary 2d Scarlet variety 'Pantaloon flaw Retouched' State I with machine cancel, and State II (extra colour over officer's head) cancelled Swan Hill (Vic) cds, both fine. BW 175fa,fb, cat AU$400

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    Lot 290
    ** ]
    Estimate: $400Starting Price: $300

    1937 N.S.W. Sesquicentenary 2d Scarlet left pane of 40 showing Plate No. '1' at lower left, small tear in left selvedge otherwise very fine. Very scarce and unusual in such a large multiple. BW 175za, cat AU$600

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    Lot 291
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $80Starting Price: $60

    1940 A.I.F. 1d, 2d, 3d and 6d McCracken imprint block of 4, very fine with lower units MUH

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    Lot 292
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1940 A.I.F. 2d Scarlet block of 4 with triangular-shaped flaw at centre caused by the adhesion of foreign matter during printing. Upper pair toned where hinged, lower pair unmounted, an interesting printing freak

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    Lot 293
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $50Starting Price: $38

    1942-44 1d Brown-purple Queen Elizabeth showing strong 'Offset' on reverse (lightly hinged but with some loss of design, ? genuine), and another with a blurred print resulting in an intense shade, MUH. BW 225 varieties (2)

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    Lot 294
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $400Starting Price: $300

    1942-44 1d Green Queen Mother perf pip block of 8 from top of sheet showing small portion of Plate No. '-10-', stamps MUH, lightly hinged in selvedge. BW 226za, cat AU$4500

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    Lot 295
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $270Starting Price: $210

    1942-44 3d Blue KGVI marginal block of 4, variety Thin Paper, stamps MUH. BW 231a, cat AU$500 for hinged

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    Lot 296
    ** ]
    Estimate: $500Starting Price: $380

    1942-44 3d Blue KGVI gutter By Authority imprint block of 8 variety 'Thin Paper' very fine MUH. BW 231a, cat AU$1000 for hinged

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    Lot 297
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    1942-44 3d Blue KGVI corner 'By Authority' imprint block of 20 (2 x 10) showing Partial Double Horizontal Perforations on left units. Arricator marks in left selvedge, slight separation, mostly MUH

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    Lot 298
    ** ]
    Estimate: $40Starting Price: $30

    1942-44 5d Emu marginal block of 4 with varieties 'Re-entry to T of AUSTRALIA' and 'Re-entry at Left and to AU of AUSTRALIA', fresh MUH. BW 232f,g

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    Lot 299
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $75Starting Price: $60

    1946 Sir Thomas Mitchell PMG's Department Official FDC registered at Sydney, Unopened

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    Lot 300
    ** ]
    Estimate: $50Starting Price: $38

    1948-56 1/3d Hereford Bull sheet of 120 with Type 1 perforation pips at left (Sheet A), superb MUH

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    Lot 301
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    1948-56 1/6d Hermes block of 4 from left of sheet with Plate No. '1' without dashes (Sheet A), very fine with one unit mounted. BW 261z, cat AU$500

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    Lot 302
    P ]
    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $230

    1948-50 Coat-of-Arms 5/-, 1 and 2 photographic negatives of the steel dies, showing the official instrument numbers at top left, each on thin paper. A similar set in the recent Arthur Gray sale in London realised 290 (3)

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    Lot 303
    (Withdrawn)
    S** ]
    1948-56 10/-, 1 and 2 Coat-of-Arms optd 'SPECIMEN' fine MUH (3) $120

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    Lot 304
    PR ]
    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1948-56 Coat-of-Arms 5/- affixed to publicity card with typewritten 'Commonwealth Coat of Arms/George VI Definitive Series 5/- Red 1949'. Apparently a precursor to the printed publicity cards which began with the 1953 3d Scout issue, and the only example we have seen.

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    Lot 305
    ** ]
    Estimate: $900Starting Price: $675

    1948-56 Coat-of-Arms 2 on 'Thin Paper' MUH with variety 'Roller Flaw below E of POSTAGE'. A very rare combination of varieties, centred low otherwise fine, and with 2014 Ceremuga Certificate which curiously does not mention the plate flaw. BW 271ad, cat AU$1500++

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    Lot 306
    ^ ]
    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1948-56 No Watermark d Orange with diagonal 'O.S.' handstamp in magenta, used on small piece with 1941 3d Brown and 1944 2d Mauve both punctured 'G/NSW', cancelled Sydney machine, 31 MAY 1951. An unauthorised but accepted emergency use during a shortage of 'G/NSW' punctures. Fine and very scarce

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    Lot 307
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $400Starting Price: $300

    1950-52 No Watermark 1d Green Queen Elizabeth gutter block of 8 from top of sheet showing small portion of plate No. '19' fine and unmounted except for one hinge in gutter. BW 227za, cat AU$4000

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    Lot 308
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $400Starting Price: $300

    1950-52 No Watermark 1d Green Queen Elizabeth gutter block of 12 from top of sheet with small portion of Plate No. '19', mounted on selvedge and two units only, fine. BW 227za, cat AU$4000

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    Lot 309
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    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1948-56 No Watermark 1/- Lyrebird block of 21 from top right corner of sheet. R1/6-6/6 variety 'Roller Flaw on O of ONE', very fine MUH. BW 210d, cat AU$500+

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    Lot 310
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1949 2d Sir Henry Lawson vertical block of 20 from left side of mis-guillotined sheet showing By Authority imprint cut off at base and large part of imprint showing in top selvedge; also 1951 3d Gold/Responsible Govt similar block of 30 showing a lesser misplacement of the guillotine. Both fine MUH (50)

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    Lot 311
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    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1950-52 3d Scarlet KGVI booklet plate sheet of 144, as issued for counter sale after booklets were abandoned, very fine. BW 251c/ca, cat AU$360

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    Lot 312
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1950-52 1d Green Queen Mother block of 8 from lower right corner of sheet, right and lower selvedge with 'Inverted Offsets on Face', extending into right-hand block of 4 stamps. Upper left unit with diagonal crease and hinged, otherwise fine and MUH

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    Lot 313
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    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1950 8d Aboriginal By Authority imprint block of 10 from left corner of sheet, left selvedge with 'Inverted Offsets on Face', lower pair with mild horizontal crease, one unit hinged, otherwise fine MUH

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    Lot 314
    **/* ]
    Estimate: $900Starting Price: $675

    1950 NSW and Victoria Stamp Centenaries 2d Maroon gutter block of 8 from top of sheet with large portion of Plate No. '4' without dashes (Sheet B), very fine and mounted in selvedge only. BW 279zc, cat AU$2250

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    Lot 315
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1951 50th Anniversary of Commonwealth 3d (464, including two complete sheets), 5d (348, including four complete sheets), 1/6d (196, including two complete sheets), odd tone spot but generally very fine (1,008)

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    Lot 316
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    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1951 50th Anniversary of Commonwealth 3d Carmine-lake se-tenant strip of 4 from right of sheet, last unit with variety 'Misplaced Perforations', superb MUH. BW 280b, cat AU$325

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    Lot 317
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    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $230

    1951-52 3d Brown-purple KGVI imprint block of 8 (mounted in gutter only) with Type 1 perforation pips, and block of 4 from lower right corner of sheet, both variety 'Thin Paper', superb MUH. BW 253a, cat AU$1200+

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    Lot 318
    ** ]
    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1951-52 6d Green KGVI block of 4 from top right corner of sheet with error 'Partly Imperforate due to Paper fold', fine MUH and spectacular. BW 256 variety

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    Lot 319
    O ]
    Estimate: $600Starting Price: $460

    1952-65 C of A Watermark 2/6d Aboriginal with 'Watermark Sideways Inverted', slight soiling otherwise fine with cds cancel. This stamp was the original discovery example which formed the basis of the catalogue listing. BW 265a cat AU$1500, SG 253aw cat 1500

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    Lot 320
    ** ]
    Estimate: $90Starting Price: $70

    1952-65 2/6d Aboriginal Emergency Printing 'By Authority' imprint block of 4, centred to top, disturbed gum in right selvedge otherwise fresh MUH

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