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    RARITIES SALE, AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, KANGAROOS, FIRST WATERMARK

    Lot 1
    Estimate: $3,500T Realised Price : $3,800

    1/2d Green marginal, 'Imperforate at base', BW 1b.

     

    Lot 2
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $750

    d Green interpane block of 18 from base of sheet with (partly trimmed by guillotine) 'CA' and 'JBC' Monograms, fresh unmounted

     

    Lot 3
    Estimate: $750T Realised Price : $700

    d Green + N.S.W. 1d + Queensland 1d, S.A. 1d pair + Victoria d, 1d, 1d and 3d, on 1913 (15th Jan) registered cover South Melbourne to France, cacheted for stamp dealer 'Howard Davis', odd adhesive fault. Very early use of d Green on cover with the earliest recorded date being 14th January 1913.

     

    Lot 4
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $380

    d Green + 1d Red both perf 'OS/NSW' on 1915 (22nd Apr) OHMS sent from Director of Botanic Gardens in Sydney to his counterpart in Sweden with Uppsala arrival datestamp

     

    Lot 5
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $380

    d Green + Tasmania 1d on 5d + Victoria 1d on 2d + W.A. 1d on 2d on 1914 (19th May) registered cover Fremantle to England, arrival backstamps. Attractive four colour franking.

     

    Lot 6
    Estimate: $750

    1d Red Die I 'Double perforation' 'CA' Monogram pair officially repaired by Post Office. [Provenance: Kilfoyle].

     

    Lot 7
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,700

    1d Red Die I perf small OS Plate C - 'Large coloured flaw S.W. of Tasmania' in block of four, BW 2o, cancelled by 'REGISTERED BENDIGO/JE 23 14'. A single of this variety sold for $1350+ in our Sale N1. [Provenance: Kilfoyle].

     

    Lot 8
    Estimate: $1,000

    1d Red Die I Plate B, double gutter block of 16 (8x2) showing 'No Monograms', at L57 and R58, BW 2zd,ze.
    [Provenance: Kilfoyle].

     

    Lot 9
    Estimate: $1,000

    1d Red Die IIA Plate H, corner 'CA' Monogram strip of six, BW 4z. Corner cut to effect diagonal placement on album page. [Provenance: Kilfoyle].

     

    Lot 10
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $950

    1d Red Die IIA Plate H, corner 'JBC' Monogram strip of six showing variety 'White scratches through words of value', BW 4zb. Corner cut to effect diagonal placement on album page. Companion to Lot 9. [Provenance: Kilfoyle].

     

    Lot 11
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,200

    1d Red 'Forgery of the Double Print' with photocopy of an extract from A.A. Rosenblum's 1928 Handbook.
    [Provenance: Kilfoyle].

     

    Lot 12
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $550

    2d Grey 'CA' Monogram single, BW 5za.

     

    Lot 13
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $550

    2d Grey 'JBC' Monogram single, jumped perf at base, BW 5zc.

     

    Lot 14
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $525

    2d Grey + 2d Indigo on 1914 (5th Apr) coloured PPC used Perth to Germany with Munchen arrival cds. Attractive combination of 1d postcard rate + 3d registration.

     

    Lot 15
    Estimate: $750T Realised Price : $1,700

    2d Indigo on 1916 (17th Jan) envelope Perth to Korea with Hong Kong and Japanese transit and Korea arrival backstamps. Possibly a unique destination.

     

    Lot 16
    Estimate: $750T Realised Price : $600

    2d Indigo perf large OS on 1914 (14th Dec) OHMS cover - reduced at left, used Brisbane to USA, censor cachet on reverse. Very rare on cover.

     

    Lot 17
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $950

    3d Olive marginal pair Dies I and II superb unmounted

     

    Lot 18
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $1,050

    3d Olive Inverted Watermark, Die II and I pair, BW 12da variety

     

    Lot 19
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $650

    3d Olive 'CA' Monogram single, BW 12za.

     

    Lot 20
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $900

    3d Olive 'JBC' Monogram single, BW 12zc

     

    Lot 21
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $3,600

    4d Orange 'JBC' Monogram single, BW 12za . Scarce

     

    Lot 22
    Estimate: $2,250 Realised Price : $4,600

    4d Orange 'CA' Monogram single, BW 12zc. Superb and scarce

     

    Lot 23
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $380

    4d Orange perf large OS on 1915 (13th Feb) registered OHMS cover for Naval Staff Office used at Sydney with black and red registration label. [Most 4d perf OS covers are used from Perth and covers from other cities are seldom seen]

     

    Lot 24
    Estimate: $1,800 Realised Price : $1,700

    5d Chestnut interpane block of 24 fresh unmounted

     

    Lot 25
    Estimate: $1,000T Realised Price : $750

    5d Chestnut + 2d Indigo - the latter perfin 'F G/&CO' in reverse tied to 1915 (12th Mar) Felton Grimwade & Co. cover to USA by 'LATE FEE/SPENCER ST' datestamps. Rare combination.

     

    Lot 26
    Estimate: $1,750 Realised Price : $1,800

    6d Ultramarine 'Retouched second "E" of PENCE', blunt perf at top, SG 9a, BW 17e

     

    Lot 27
    Estimate: $750

    6d Ultramarine 'Defective second "E" of PENCE', faint crease, very fine appearance, BW 17g. [Much scarcer than Retouched "E"; it is possible this unit was substituted as it the variety does not appear on the later watermarks]

     

    Lot 28
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $1,150

    6d Ultramarine 'JBC' Monogram single, few blunt perfs, BW 17zc

     

    Lot 29
    Estimate: $600T Realised Price : $440

    6d Blue + 1d Red (damaged) + d Green tied by two strikes of 'LOOSE LETTER/WELLINGTON/N Z' datestamps to 1914 (15th Sep) cover to USA. Attractive make-up for triple rate cover

     

    Lot 30
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $2,200

    9d Violet 'CA' Monogram single, few pulled perfs and slight crease, BW 24za. Much scarcer than 'JBC'. [An example recently sold for $5000+ at an auction in Sydney]

     

    Lot 31
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $3,200

    9d Violet 'JBC' Monogram strip of three, very fresh and well centred, BW 24zc

     

    Lot 32
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $5,500

    9d Violet Perf large OS, Watermark Inverted, BW 24a, odd blunt perf. [Six examples recorded all perf large OS. Cancelled at Armidale, NSW, all previously recorded examples with legible cancellations have been at Queanbeyan].

     

    Lot 33
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $3,100

    1/- emerald 'CA' Monogram single, faint bend, BW 30za

     

    Lot 34
    Estimate: $6,000 Realised Price : $7,750

    2/- Brown 'JBC' Monogram single, BW 35zc

     

    Lot 35
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $1,000

    2/- Brown + 1/- Emerald (3, one uncancelled) + 6d Blue + 1d Red (4) on 1914 (18th Feb) cover-front Sydney to Germany. Remarkable franking

     

    Lot 36
    Estimate: $3,000T Realised Price : $2,600

    2/- Brown perf large OS, fresh block of four with lower units unmounted

     

    Lot 37
    Estimate: $30,000T

    5/- Grey and Yellow, single with 'JBC' Monogram, BW 44zc. [Only five JBC singles are recorded. A newly discovered corner strip of three realized $54,000+ in London when sold in March 2002]

     

    Lot 38
    Estimate: $500T Realised Price : $650

    5/- Grey & Yellow perf large OS, rich colour and unusually well centred for these difficult issues

     

    Lot 39
    Estimate: $3,000T Realised Price : $2,700

    10/- Grey and Pink, superb unmounted mint example 1994 Raybaudi Certificate. [The 10/- is much harder to find unmounted than the 1]

     

    Lot 40
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $2,500

    10/- Slate and Pink fresh unmounted

     

    Lot 41
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $440

    10/- Grey and Pink, well centred

     

    Lot 42
    Estimate: $800T Realised Price : $600

    10/- Grey & Pink, beautifully centred example, minor inking variety below "A" of AUSTRALIA

     

    Lot 43
    Estimate: $800T Realised Price : $725

    10/- Grey & Pink, beautifully centred example, variety 'Broken tail on kangaroo', BW 47d

     

    Lot 44
    Estimate: $12,500 Realised Price : $10,000

    10/- Grey and Pink, superb block of four, few perfs reinforced. Very rare multiple with perhaps only three blocks recorded. 2001 RPSL Certificate [Provenance: Ex Her Majesty's Royal Philatelic Collection]

     

    Lot 45
    Estimate: $1,250 Realised Price : $1,800

    1 Brown and Blue, very fine example

     

    Lot 46
    Estimate: $3,500 Realised Price : $3,400

    2 Black and Rose lightly mounted and exceptional example

     

    Lot 47
    Estimate: $2,750 Realised Price : $2,000

    2 Black and Rose almost imperceptible perf tone otherwise superb

     

    Lot 48
    Estimate: $7,500T Realised Price : $8,000

    2 Black and Rose handstamped 'Specimen', overprint double, one inverted, BW 55xb. A new discovery, the second example now recorded which coincidentally adjoins the first discovered (to its immediate right)

     

    Lot 49
    Estimate: $5,000 Realised Price : $4,600

    2 Black and Rose Sperati forgery postmarked at Adelaide together with photographic prints comprising the Kangaroo only (2, one a negative print) and without kangaroo, each with handstamp on reverse in violet 'SPERATI/REPRODUCTION'. The stamp is that illustrated at p.348 of Robson Lowes The Empire in Australasia.

     

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