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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, KING GEORGE VI ISSUES, LATER ISSUES

    Lot 289
    Estimate: $200

    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

     

    Lot 290
    Estimate: $400

    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

     

    Lot 291
    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $60

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

     

    Lot 292
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $105

    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

     

    Lot 293
    Estimate: $50 Realised Price : $85

    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)

     

    Lot 294
    Estimate: $400

    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

     

    Lot 295
    Estimate: $270

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

     

    Lot 296
    Estimate: $500

    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

     

    Lot 297
    Estimate: $250

    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

     

    Lot 298
    Estimate: $40 Realised Price : $65

    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

     

    Lot 299
    Estimate: $75

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

     

    Lot 300
    Estimate: $50 Realised Price : $160

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

     

    Lot 301
    Estimate: $250

    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

     

    Lot 302
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $440

    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)

     

    Lot 303
    Estimate: $120

    1948-56 10/-, 1 and 2 Coat-of-Arms optd 'SPECIMEN' fine MUH (3)

     

    Lot 304
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $320

    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.

     

    Lot 305
    Estimate: $900

    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++

     

    Lot 306
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $210

    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

     

    Lot 307
    Estimate: $400

    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

     

    Lot 308
    Estimate: $400 Realised 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

     

    Lot 309
    Estimate: $200 Realised 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+

     

    Lot 310
    Estimate: $100 Realised 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)

      

    Lot 311
    Estimate: $200

    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

     

    Lot 312
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $105

    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

     

    Lot 313
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $105

    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

     

    Lot 314
    Estimate: $900

    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

     

    Lot 315
    Estimate: $150 Realised 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)

     

    Lot 316
    Estimate: $150

    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

     

    Lot 317
    Estimate: $300

    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+

     

    Lot 318
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $550

    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

     

    Lot 319
    Estimate: $600 Realised 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

     

    Lot 320
    Estimate: $90 Realised 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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