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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, POSTAGE DUE ISSUES

    Lot 83
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $700

    1902 Blank at Base d to 8d optd SPECIMEN vertically (1d, 3d, 4d and 6d with inverted wmk), an attractive set

      

    Lot 84
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $1,000

    1902 Blank at Base Perf 12 x 11 6d Emerald, BW D13, SG D6, unmounted block of 24 from the top of the left pane, small area of soiling in margin on reverse not affecting the adhesives. A multiple of stunning appearance, cat 1200 for mint

     

    Lot 85
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $440

    1902 Blank at Base 6d Emerald Inverted Watermark, showing the major plate flaw "SW" of "NSW" incompletely erased, BW D13a(e), SG D6w(var), fresh, large part o.g.

     

    Lot 86
    Estimate: $800 Realised Price : $850

    1902 Blank at Base Perf 11 1d BW D6, SG D12, manuscript cancel as often found, excellent perfs and centring for this difficult stamp

     

    Lot 87
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $2,800

    1902-04 Completed Design d to 20/- optd SPECIMEN horizontally, a very fine set (14). Difficult to find so fresh

       

    Lot 88
    Estimate: $3,000 Realised Price : $2,400

    1902-04 Completed Design 10/- Dull Green, BW D50, SG D43, lovely centring and perfs, one of the key stamps of the early Commonwealth period

     

    Lot 89
    Estimate: $3,000 Realised Price : $2,400

    1902-04 Completed Design 10/- Dull Green, BW D50, SG D43, a very rare plateable example [LP 60], showing part of the watermark frame line and marginal watermark letters "WA", large part o.g.

     

    Lot 90
    Estimate: $5,000 Realised Price : $5,500

    1902-04 Completed Design 10/- Dull Green, BW D50, SG D43, an exceptional postally used example, showing part contemporary "Sydney" cds in black. One of only two known examples cancelled thus and of greater significance than the acknowledged rarities cancelled by the "Parcels Branch" handstamp in violet. 1998 BPA Certificate

     

    Lot 91
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $950

    1906-08 Wmk Crown over Single-Lined A Perf 11 x 11 3d Light Green, BW D61, SG D48, a fine and uncommonly well centred example of this difficult stamp

     

    Lot 92
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $800

    1906-08 Wmk Crown over Single-Lined A 3d Light Green, BW D61, SG D48, a fresh example of this key stamp, barely perceptible hinge trace

     

    Lot 93
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $850

    1906-08 Wmk Crown over Single-Lined A Perf 11 1d Light Green, BW D55, SG D51. A rare stamp, cancelled P.R. (Poste Restante) Perth W.A.

     

    Lot 94
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $1,300

    1907 Wmk Crown over Double-Lined A d - 6d set, BW D66-70 (d, 1d and 4d Inv Wmk) fine mint, the 4d with hinge remainder, the d and key 6d value unmounted

     

    Lot 95
    Estimate: $1,250

    1908-09 Stroke after Value 2/- Dull Green, BW D73, SG D60. A fresh example of this elusive value, couple of thin perfs at top mentioned for accuracy, barest hinge trace

     

    Lot 96
    Estimate: $5,000 Realised Price : $5,500

    1908-09 Stroke after Value 10/- Dull Green, BW D74, SG D61 Inverted Watermark (as always found). A superb stamp, the only unmounted example known to us

     

    Lot 97
    Estimate: $1,500T

    1909-10 Thick Paper Watermark Crown over Double-lined A, d to 1 (11). Fine and attractive set

      

    Lot 98
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $800

    1909-10 Thick Paper Watermark Crown over Double-lined A d to 1 set, SG D63-73, cancelled-to-order (with gum) from Presentation Set, very fine and fresh

      

    Lot 99
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $550

    1909-10 Thick Paper 1d Rose-Red and Green Die I 'JBC' and 'CA' Monogram singles, BW D77za and zc. Monogram examples of the Die I stamps are very elusive and undercatalogued

     

    Lot 100
    Estimate: $700 Realised Price : $850

    1909-10 Thick Paper 2/- Rose-Red and Green, 'CA' Monogram pair. A rare monogram, postally used, couple of marginal thins, cancelled "Poste Restante Perth" 20 Feb 14

     

    Lot 101
    Estimate: $700 Realised Price : $850

    1909-10 Thick Paper 2/- Rose-Red and Green, 'JBC' Monogram pair. A rare monogram, postally used, two small tears in margin of the no-monogram stamp, cancelled "Poste Restante Perth" 16 Dec 14

     

    Lot 102
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    1913-21 Thin Paper d Carmine and Deep Yellow-Green, 'T.S.HARRISON' one-line imprint block of eight, BW D95zb. Some perf separation reinforced, otherwise fine and very fresh (less than ten imprints believed to exist)

     

    Lot 103
    Estimate: $12,500 Realised Price : $10,000

    1913-21 Thin Paper 3d Carmine and Pale Green, WATERMARK SIDEWAYS, BW D100a, SG D82a. The 3d Wmk Sideways is one of the great Postage Due rarities of the world, with less than 12 examples known to exist mint or used. This stamp is believed to be the only surviving unmounted example, deriving from the block of four that was tragically split up more than a decade ago. A superb stamp

     

    Lot 104
    Estimate: $1,500

    1912-23 Thin Paper 4d Carmine and Pale Green 'WATERMARK SIDEWAYS', BW D101a, SG D83ba. Fresh unmounted

     

    Lot 105
    Estimate: $2,000

    1913-21 Thin Paper 4d Carmine and Pale Green WATERMARK SIDEWAYS, BW D101Ba, SG D83ba, a fresh, lightly mounted pair. A very scarce stamp, rare as a multiple

     

    Lot 106
    Estimate: $1,500T Realised Price : $1,150

    1913-21 Thin Paper 10/- Scarlet and Pale Green, BW D103, SG D86, fine mint. Only 343 issued

     

    Lot 107
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,150

    1913-21 Thin Paper 10/- Scarlet and Pale Green, BW D103, SG D86, fine mint. A rare stamp, with only 343 issued

     

    Lot 108
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,500

    1913-21 Thin Paper 1 Scarlet and Pale Green, BW D104, SG D87, unmounted mint. A rare stamp, with only 708 issued

     

    Lot 109
    Estimate: $1,000T Realised Price : $750

    1913-21 Thin Paper Perf 14 1 Scarlet and Pale Green, BW D104, SG D87, fine mint. Only 708 issued

     

    Lot 110
    Estimate: $700T Realised Price : $550

    1931 C of A Wmk Perf 14 1d and 2d; Perf 11 d to 1/-, the rare 6d with variety '"RA" of AUSTRALIA joined', BW D113-21, SG D100-111, (9)

      

    Lot 111
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $650

    1922-30 Third Wmk 6d in 'T.S.HARRISON', 'A.J.MULLETT' and 'JOHN ASH' imprint blocks of four (BW D112z, za and zb), perf separation reinforced on Mullett imprint. Good representation of the various shades applicable to each printer, seldom offered as a group. The Harrison imprint in particular is difficult to find and undercatalogued

     

    Lot 112
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,700

    1931-37 C of A Wmk 3d Carmine and Yellow-Green 'JOHN ASH' imprint (N over EA) block of four, BW D118za, showing "RA" of "AUSTRALIA" joined at RP10/1. With the 6d, the key value of this series, rarely offered as an imprint and undercatalogued

     

    Lot 113
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,700

    1931-37 C of A Wmk 3d Carmine and Yellow-Green 'JOHN ASH' imprint (N over N) block of four, BW D118z, cancelled Glebe N.S.W. 28 DE 37. A lovely companion to the preceding lot, with R.P.10/1 showing the make-ready correction to the "RA" joined variety. Rarely offered as an imprint and undercatalogued

     

    Lot 114
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $400

    1946-57 Redrawn Value Plates 6d Carmine and Yellow-Green gutter block of eight from base of sheet with 'Authority' imprint and complete Plate No. -1-, BW D135z. Fine and fresh

     

    Lot 115
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    1958-63 No Watermark 5d Carmine and Deep Green Die II, BW D151, SG D136a, block of 10 (2x5) with selvedge both sides, two stamps on top row lightly mounted, otherwise fresh unmounted. The key value in the No Watermark issues

     

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