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    THE WILLIAM MCCREDIE COLLECTION, SPECIMEN AND UPU STAMPS, 1927-36 OTHER KGV ISSUES

    Lot 305
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $290

    1929 3d Green Airmail handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' (18x3mm) in Violet, from Melbourne G.P.O. display board. Several small thins and no gum, but very rare with only 2 or 3 recorded examples
    [Note: This stamp was originally affixed to a board inscribed ''CURRENT STAMP ISSUES.'' which is believed to have been on display at the Melbourne G.P.O. in the 1930s. Colour photocopy of 2004 Ceremuga Certificate (which illustrates the board intact) accompanies the lot.]

     

    Lot 306
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $600

    1931 Kingsford Smith set affixed to separate pieces and handstamped 'Especimen' in bluish-black, ex Goa UPU archive. The 2d with a couple of trimmed perfs, otherwise fine and very attractive (3)

     

    Lot 307
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $480

    1931 Kingsford Smith 2d and 3d optd 'OS' blocks of four (2d marginal and 3d corner) with 'G.P.O./MELBOURNE' CTO cancels, full unmounted gum. Fine and scarce (8)

      

    Lot 308
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $360

    1931 6d Sepia Airmail handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' (18x3mm) in Violet, from Melbourne G.P.O. display board. Several short perfs at base, otherwise fine no gum and very rare, with only 2 or 3 recorded examples
    [Note: This stamp was originally affixed to a board inscribed ''CURRENT STAMP ISSUES.'' which is believed to have been on display at the Melbourne G.P.O. in the 1930s. Colour photocopy of 2004 Ceremuga Certificate (which illustrates the board intact) accompanies the lot.]

     

    Lot 309
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $260

    1932 1/- Lyrebird optd 'OS' 'Ash' imprint block of four with central 'SYDNEY/22' CTO cancellation, full unmounted gum. Very fine

     

    Lot 310
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $800

    1934 Victorian Centenary Perf 10 set CTO affixed to two pieces with 'SPECIMEN' receiving handstamp, ex Goa UPU archive. The 2d with corner perf fault, otherwise fine and rare (3). 2004 Drury Certificate

     

    Lot 311
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $650

    1934 Victoria Centenary Perf 10 set from Melbourne G.P.O. display board, 2d and 1/- with ''COMMONWEALTH AUDITOR'' handstamp in Violet, and 3d with ''SPECIMEN'' handstamp (18x3mm) in Violet. 2d and 1/- with a few perf faults but very scarce (3)
    [Note: These stamps were originally affixed to a board inscribed ''CURRENT STAMP ISSUES.'' which is believed to have been on display at the Melbourne G.P.O. in the 1930s. Colour photocopy of 2004 Ceremuga Certificate (which illustrates the board intact) accompanies the lot.]

     

    Lot 312
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $625

    c.1930s Specimen Set in folder comprising 65 stamps CTO (1 and 2 CofA Wmk Type D ''SPECIMEN'') with issues up to 1934 Victoria Centenary. A few stamps are not original (e.g. 5/- SHB no gum, 6d Kookaburra hinged, SPECIMEN opts should not be CofA Wmk), otherwise generally fine and still with the (now tatty) original manilla envelope handstamped ''Distributor of Stamps/G.P.O. Adelaide'' in which the folder was originally sold

     

    Lot 313
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $600

    1934 Macarthur Centenary CTO set (2d light hills) affixed to pieces and with 'SPECIMEN' receiving handstamp in green (faint on 2d), ex Goa UPU archive (3). 2004 Drury Certificate

     

    Lot 314
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $480

    1936 Cable 2d and 3d affixed to piece with 'SPECIMEN' receiving handstamp in Green, ex Goa UPU archive. Small gum stain on the 3d and a few shortish perfs (2). 2004 Drury Certificate

     

    Lot 315
    Estimate: $750 Realised Price : $775

    1936 SA Centenary set with 'SPECIMEN' receiving handstamp in Green affixed to two pieces, ex Goa UPU archive. The 1/- damaged at upper left, still a rare set (3)

     

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