RARITIES SALE, AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, DECIMAL ISSUES
1966-71 QE2 7c Purple Type 6 'Recut shading across top of stamp', BW 447(1)me, the so-called "lino square" retouched, referred to in 'The 7c Queen Elizabeth II Definitive' as "A14". [Six or seven examples recorded]
7c '"Violent corner" recut in lower corner - State 1' BW 447(1)o. [Four or five examples recorded]
7c "Violent corner" - State II, BW 447(1)oa. [Four or five examples recorded]
Realised Price : $8,000
1966 Birds, 13c Avocet, positional strip of five, top two units with error "Red (head colour) omitted", SG 392a, BW 454cb [Ten such strips recorded]. Spectacular item which would enhance any 'Bird' exhibit. A similar strip sold for $8000+ in our Sale Nş1.
Realised Price : $2,800
30c Ibis, marginal horizontal strip of four, error on left hand unit "Red omitted", SG 397a, BW 459cb
1966 4c Christmas, marginal pair, both with "Olive-green" background colour partly omitted, resulting in "4c" omitted, SG 407a, BW 471ca. [This is superior to the pair we sold for $11,500+ in our Sale Nş1]. One of the rarest errors of Decimal Australia
Realised Price : $7,000
1966 4c Hartog, vertical strip of four, error "Orange omitted on one and one partly omitted", BW 472ca. A classic error.
Realised Price : $16,000
1967 5c Christmas, vertical marginal pair, error "IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY", SG 415a, BW 478b. [Four such pairs recorded]. The most sought after Decimal Australia error
Realised Price : $1,900
1968 20c Weather Watch marginal pair from left pane, one showing "Red largely omitted", BW 480cc. [Two such pairs recorded]
Realised Price : $1,500
1969 Christmas 5c, positional strip of five, error "Magenta omitted" on one and one partly omitted", SG 444a, BW 507ca [Ten such strips recorded].
Realised Price : $2,600
NEW DISCOVERY 1970-73 Floral coil, 7c Sturt's Desert Pea, strip of six, error "Black and buff completely omitted on one, three with buff omitted and black partly omitted, two with buff omitted". All showing green misplaced downwards, SG 468ba. BW 535cd variant. [This piece arrived too late to be listed as a new format in 2002 Brudsen-White catalogues].
Realised Price : $800
7c Sturt's Desert Pea vertical strip of four "Buff (shadows on leaves) omitted" and "Green misplaced downwards",additionally showing varieties, 'Top of "DE" of DESERT missing', BW 535ce,g, SG 468bb. Cat £800++
Realised Price : $420
7c Sturt's Desert Pea vertical strip of four "Buff and Green omitted", additionally showing varieties, 'Top of "DE" of DESERT missing', BW 535cg, g. (Not illustrated)
Realised Price : $3,200
1971 6c R.A.A.F., error "Black omitted", SG 489a, BW 558c. Spectacular. [An example of this error sold for $3000 in our Sale Nş1]
Realised Price : $900
1971 Aboriginal Art 25c, error "Black omitted" marginal example, SG 495a, BW 565c
Realised Price : $1,350
35c marginal pair with sheet number, error "Black completely omitted" and one partly omitted, SG 497a, BW 570ca variant
18c Hinkler, vertical pair, error "Imperf between stamp and margin", BW 791bb.
1979 Locomotives 20c 'THE GHOST TRAIN' error Black omittedÖ. Unique and the first time offered for what must surely be one of the most spectacular colour omission errors of Australia
1981 24c Fungi, corner strip of four, error "Imperf between stamp and margin", BW 912b. [Ten such imperfs recorded].
Realised Price : $900
1982 Whales 60c, marginal block of four, 'Solid greenish blue background', from the Trial printing.
Realised Price : $1,600
1987-88 Aboriginal Crafts 15c (Basket) Perf 14.8 (rather than 15.5) x imperf, BW 1245 (2002 edn), tied by Preston Mail Centre cancel to 1991 (8th Jul) commercial cover. The only cover found amongst a small number of used recorded (similarly at Preston). One of Australia's rarest non-error stamps
Realised Price : $4,000
1995 $8 Christmas Booklet, the twenty 40c units error 'IMPERFORATE', BW 1901b. [Three known a modern rarity]
Realised Price : $1,400
2000 Australian Legends - 4th series $4.50 Booklet with error, "Gold omitted on the two Alec Campbell adhesives", SG 1951ab - unpriced, BW 2278bb.