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    FINE STAMPS AND COVERS OF THE WORLD, AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, KING GEORGE V ISSUES, 1914-24 SINGLE WATERMARK

    Lot 762
    Estimate: $1,000

    d Green Electro 3 variety 'Crack through S.W. corner', BW 63(3)h, fine

     

    Lot 763
    Estimate: $1,000

    d Green Electro 3 variety 'Crack through S.W. corner', BW 63(3)h, this being a late state showing break in lower frame

     

    Lot 764
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $480

    d Orange 'WATERMARK INVERTED' on 'T.S. HARRISON' two-line imprint block of eight with varieties 'Retouch to crack through King's ear' and 'Eight wattles at right', BW 66(6)z, six units unmounted, very fresh

     

    Lot 765
    Estimate: $500T

    Smooth paper 1d Bright Red, BW 71B, tied by Brisbane machine cancel to 1914 (31 Oct) 'Patriotic' cover to Armstrong Creek, small opening tears to cover do not unduly detract from a striking example of a scarce shade on cover

     

    Lot 766
    Estimate: $5,000 Realised Price : $4,400

    Smooth paper 1d Bright Red (Aniline) booklet pane of six, four units being Die II, BW 71B(1)fa, very fresh unmounted and a great rarity. 2006 Drury Certificate

     

    Lot 767
    Estimate: $500T

    Smooth paper 1d Bright Rose (formerly ACSC G13) tied by Ulverstone cds to 1915 (6 Mar) advertising cover for E. Hobbs Timber Merchant to Forth. Rare shade on cover

     

    Lot 768
    Estimate: $3,000

    Smooth paper 1d Scarlet Red Die I/II pair punctured 'SO' ('OS' inverted), BW 71G(1)fb/fc. 2001 RPSV Certificate (for a strip of three)

     

    Lot 769
    Estimate: $3,000 Realised Price : $2,300

    Smooth paper 1d Rose-Carmine, BW 71L, block of six, four units being Die II, fresh and well centred. Premium examples

     

    Lot 770
    Estimate: $750T

    Smooth paper 1d Bright Brown-Red, BW 71O, tied by Goornong cds to 1918 (21 Mar) cover to Fitzroy. A rarity on cover

     

    Lot 771
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $650

    Smooth paper 1d Pale Terra Cotta (Brick) punctured 'OS', BW 71Q, tiny natural inclusion otherwise fresh unmounted. 2004 Drury Certificate

     

    Lot 772
    Estimate: $40,000

    Smooth Paper 1d Pink Eosin, BW 71SA (formerly ACSC G27A) mint block of four, Pane VII [26-27/31-32] with variety 'Nick near top of left frame' BW 71(4)g, lower units unmounted. The only known mint block in this shade. 2001 Drury Certificate

     

    Lot 773
    Estimate: $4,000

    Smooth Paper 1d Carmine-Rose Die II/I pair showing 'Substituted cliches', BW 71V(2)ia,ja. Fine. 2005 Drury Certificate

     

    Lot 774
    Estimate: $1,500

    Rough paper 1d Carmine block of four, right units Die II, well centred, BW 72C(1)fa

     

    Lot 775
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $850

    Rough paper 1d Rose-Pink Die II punctured 'OS', gum thin, BW 72H(1)fb. 2005 Drury Certificate

     

    Lot 776
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,500

    Rough paper 1d Lilac-Rose, BW 72KA, fresh unmounted. 2001 Drury Certificate

     

    Lot 777
    Estimate: $2,500

    1d Violet Plate 3 'T.S. HARRISON' imprint block of four on rough paper (unlisted). Possibly unique

     

    Lot 778
    Estimate: $2,000

    1d Green punctured 'OS' upper right pane corner strip of four, showing additional irregular diagonal perforations. One of the best perforation varieties we have seen. Spectacular

     

    Lot 779
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    4d Pale Orange-Yellow 'WATERMARK INVERTED', BW 110Ca. Unpriced

     

    Lot 780
    Estimate: $500

    4d Pale Orange-Yellow punctured 'OS/NSW', fresh unmounted

     

    Lot 781
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $850

    4d Lemon-Yellow Plate 2'JBC' Monogram single, BW 111Dza, 2005 Drury Certificate

     

    Lot 782
    Estimate: $2,000T

    4d Dull Ultramarine 'WATERMARK INVERTED', BW 113a, neatly cancelled 'MORDIALLOC/7 FE 24/VIC'. A not uncommon variety mint but rare used, a leading expert claiming that only six examples have been recorded. This is surely one of the finest

     

    Lot 783
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $3,600

    5d Chestnut Single-line Perf 14 'WATERMARK INVERTED' variety 'Damaged N.E. corner', BW 122a,j. Far rarer than comb perforation. 2004 Drury Certificate

     

    Lot 784
    Estimate: $1,750

    5d Chestnut Single-line Perf 14 5d 'WATERMARK INVERTED'. Far rarer than comb perf

     

    Lot 785
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $480

    5d Chestnut Smooth Paper Comb Perf 14 'WATERMARK INVERTED', BW 123a. Scarce

     

    Lot 786
    Estimate: $3,000 Realised Price : $3,200

    5d Bright Chestnut Rough paper Single-line Perf 14 punctured 'OS'. 2006 Drury Certificate

     

    Lot 787
    Estimate: $750T Realised Price : $575

    1/4d Turquoise-Blue tied by Paterson to 1921 (23 Jan) registered cover to Sydney, flap damaged, a rare stamp on cover and the earliest known use. Unpriced in the ACSC

     

    Lot 788
    Estimate: $3,500

    1/4d Greenish Blue 'T.S. HARRISON' imprint block of four, BW 128z, second line of imprint slightly trimmed as normally found, minor selvedge thin, otherwise fine and fresh

     

    Lot 789
    Estimate: $2,500T

    1/4d Greenish Blue punctured 'OS' strip of three together with 6d Kangaroo tied by Canberra (F.C.T.) cds to 1931 (20 Mar) parcel-wrapping portion to Melbourne, Parcels Post label affixed at left gives sender as 'Prime Minister's Dept/Canberra'. Extraordinary franking for 4/6d 5-8lb rate to adjoining State, the 1/4d unpriced on 'cover' in the ACSC

     

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