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    RARITIES SALE, AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, DECIMAL ISSUES

    Lot 124
    Estimate: $1,500T

    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]

     

    Lot 125
    Estimate: $1,500

    7c '"Violent corner" recut in lower corner - State 1' BW 447(1)o. [Four or five examples recorded]

     

    Lot 126
    Estimate: $1,500

    7c "Violent corner" - State II, BW 447(1)oa. [Four or five examples recorded]

     

    Lot 127
    Estimate: $7,000 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.

     

    Lot 128
    Estimate: $3,000T Realised Price : $2,800

    30c Ibis, marginal horizontal strip of four, error on left hand unit "Red omitted", SG 397a, BW 459cb

     

    Lot 129
    Estimate: $10,000T

    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

     

    Lot 130
    Estimate: $7,500 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.

     

    Lot 131
    Estimate: $20,000T 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

     

    Lot 132
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $1,900

    1968 20c Weather Watch marginal pair from left pane, one showing "Red largely omitted", BW 480cc. [Two such pairs recorded]

     

    Lot 133
    Estimate: $1,500T 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].

     

    Lot 134
    Estimate: $3,000T 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].

     

    Lot 135
    Estimate: $1,000T 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++

     

    Lot 136
    Estimate: $500T 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)


    Lot 137
    Estimate: $3,000T 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]

     

    Lot 138
    Estimate: $1,000T Realised Price : $900

    1971 Aboriginal Art 25c, error "Black omitted" marginal example, SG 495a, BW 565c

     

    Lot 139
    Estimate: $1,500T Realised Price : $1,350

    35c marginal pair with sheet number, error "Black completely omitted" and one partly omitted, SG 497a, BW 570ca variant

     

    Lot 140
    Estimate: $1,750T Realised Price : $1,500

    1972 Pioneer Life, 10c Water Pump, error "Black completely omitted", BW 608c

     

    Lot 141
    Estimate: $1,000T Realised Price : $750

    10c Pump pair, error "Black partly omitted" - almost completely on upper unit

     

    Lot 142
    Estimate: $1,500T Realised Price : $1,400

    15c Food, error "Black (Australia, value, inscription, etc) completely omitted", normal for comparison, BW 610c

     

    Lot 143
    Estimate: $1,500T Realised Price : $1,300

    80c Commerce, strip of five with error "Black completely omitted on one, partly omitted on two", SG 529ab, BW 619ca

     

    Lot 144
    Estimate: $1,500T Realised Price : $1,150

    1973 Metric Conversion, 7c Volume error "Pink completely omitted", BW 623c.

     

    Lot 145
    Estimate: $1,500T Realised Price : $1,450

    7c Volume, error "Olive-brown completely omitted", SG 533a, BW 623cb.

     

    Lot 146
    Estimate: $1,000T Realised Price : $750

    1973-74 Gemstones, 10c Star Sapphire, corner strip of six, upper three units "Black completely omitted, adjoining partly omitted", others normal, SG 552ab, BW 648ca variant. (Not illustrated).


    Lot 147
    Estimate: $3,000T Realised Price : $2,300

    1974 Animals, 30c Brushtail Possum, error "Red omitted", SG 563a, BW 662c. A great rarity. [An example in our Sale Nş1 realised $3400+]

     

    Lot 148
    Estimate: $1,500T Realised Price : $1,150

    1974 Sport, 7c Tennis error "Light Brown omitted", BW 674c

     

    Lot 149
    Estimate: $4,500 Realised Price : $4,200

    1976 Scenes, 70c Great Barrier Reef, error "Purple Omitted", BW 749c. Only three examples recorded

     

    Lot 150
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $2,100

    1977-84 Paintings, $5 Mentone upper right corner pair, error "Imperf at top", BW 781b

     

    Lot 151
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $380

    1978 Aviators, 18c Hinkler pair, error "Completely imperf", SG 659a, BW 791b.

     

    Lot 152
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $380

    18c Hinkler, marginal vertical pair error, "Imperf upper unit", BW 791ba.

     

    Lot 153
    Estimate: $1,000T Realised Price : $750

    18c Hinkler, vertical pair, error "Imperf between stamp and margin", BW 791bb.

     

    Lot 154
    Estimate: $5,000T

    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

     

    Lot 155
    Estimate: $1,500T

    1981 24c Fungi, corner strip of four, error "Imperf between stamp and margin", BW 912b. [Ten such imperfs recorded].

     

    Lot 156
    Estimate: $1,200T Realised Price : $900

    1982 Whales 60c, marginal block of four, 'Solid greenish blue background', from the Trial printing.

     

    Lot 157
    Estimate: $1,000T 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

      

    Lot 158
    Estimate: $4,000 Realised Price : $4,000

    1995 $8 Christmas Booklet, the twenty 40c units error 'IMPERFORATE', BW 1901b. [Three known – a modern rarity]

     

    Lot 159
    Estimate: $1,750T 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.

     

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