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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA continued...

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LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate and Min. Bid in AU$'s
241 nh og U image1927-65 Mint and Used Collection including 1929 1½d WA Centenary Re-entry used, 1932 Kingsford Smith 6d violet Re-entry & Extra Islands varieties used, 2d to 6d set in imprint blocks of 4 mint, 3½d UPU, 5½d Foundation & 7½d Olympics in complete sheets, plus later issues with listed flaws; also Dues with 1902 5/- used, 1907 Crown over double-lined 'A' 2d BW #D58 (Cat $250) & 1908 5/-; postmarks including 1936 'BOMEN' (NSW) on KGV 5d perf 'OS' pair, plus WWII military cancels; condition variable. Good lot, that should reward careful viewing. (100s)

Estimate AU$500-750
Min. Bid. AU$380

Currently Opening at...AU$380.00
Closing..Aug-27, 03:00 PM
242 nh og image1929-32 Mint Selection with 1929 3d Airmail Type A imprint block of 4, 1929 WA Centenary imprint block of 6 MUH, 1930 1½d Sturt Plates 1 to 8 corner blocks of 4 MUH, 1932 3d Bridge Plates 1 to 4 corner blocks of 4 */**, plus various other multiples, condition a tad variable, Cat. $1000+.

Estimate AU$250-300
Min. Bid. AU$180


Closing..Aug-27, 03:00 PM
243 nh image1928 (SG.106a) 3d Kookaburra M/S, few perfs separated, MUH, BW:133MS - Cat. $375.

Estimate AU$150-200
Min. Bid. AU$120


Closing..Aug-27, 03:00 PM
244 C image1928 (SG.106a) 3d Kookaburra block of 4 (margin at top) with Melbourne International Philatelic Exhibtion '29OC28' FDI cancel in red on cover with exhibition imprint on flap, neatly addressed in pencil, BW.133MSy - Cat $1500 (as a complete M/S). 

Estimate AU$150-200
Min. Bid. AU$100

Currently Opening at...AU$100.00
Closing..Aug-27, 03:00 PM
245 nh image1929 (SG.115) 3d Airmail Sheet Stamps Plate Number corner blocks of 4 comprising Type B Plates 1, 3 & 4 (crayon line in selvedge) and Type A Plate 2, all fresh MUH, BW:134za,zc,zd &135zb - Cat $1300.

Estimate AU$400-600
Min. Bid. AU$300


Closing..Aug-27, 03:00 PM
246 nh og image1929 (SG.O120) 1½d WA Centenary perforated 'OS' mostly mint selection comprising Plate 2 corner block of 20 (5x4) & single, Plate 4 corner block of 4; also an Ash imprint block of 8 (4x2), a piece of "blanket" with fifteen 'OS' punctures, and 1929 (Nov 4) letter to House of Representatives member advising of his allocation of a sheet of 'OS' punctured stamps, plus three lesser items; many units are MUH. (9 items)

Estimate AU$500-600
Min. Bid. AU$400


Closing..Aug-27, 03:00 PM
247 P image1930 Sturt Die Proof with blank value tablet in the issued colour for the 1½d on wove paper BW #139DP(1) recessed in a thick card mount (83x90mm), label with printed 'DESIGNED DRAWN and ENGRAVED/at the/COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA/NOTE and STAMP PRINTING BRANCH/FITZROY, VICTORIA/JOHN ASH, STAMP PRINTER/7TH MARCH, 1930' affixed to the reverse, minor toning that does affect the proof, Cat $20,000. Ex WCG McCracken and Walter Lederer. [McCracken succeeded John Ash as Commonwealth Note & Stamp Printer in April 1940]. Only 2 examples exist.

One of only two recorded undenominated but otherwise completed design Australian Commonwealth die proofs in private hands. As such, an extremely significant item. The only other such item is the following lot:Provenance: The Arthur Gray Collection, October 2015, Lot 410.

Estimate AU$6,000-8,000
Min. Bid. AU$5,000


Closing..Aug-27, 03:00 PM
248 P image1930 Sturt Die Proof very similar to previous item but recessed in a larger mount (130x139mm), a similar label - but with the date omitted - affixed to the reverse, minor toning that does affect the proof, Cat. $20000. Ex Sir Harry Brown, Director-General of the Postmaster-General's Department and Walter Lederer.Provenance: The Arthur Gray Collection, October 2015, Lot 411.

Estimate AU$6,000-8,000
Min. Bid. AU$5,000


Closing..Aug-27, 03:00 PM
249 P image1931 Kingsford Smith Imperforate Die proofs of the 2d 3d & 6d stamps in the issued colours on wove paper recessed in a single thick card mount (200x150mm) with bevelled edges BW:141-143DP(2), minor damp spots on the mount, the 3d proof is superb; the 2d & 6d are affected by light staining from the adhesive used to affix them to the backing, Cat. $60,000. Unique! Ex Sir Harry Brown. The ACSC states these are the only finished die proofs for this series: there are no examples in the Australia Post Archives.Provenance: The Arthur Gray Collection, October 2015, Lot 419.

Estimate AU$20,000-25,000
Min. Bid. AU$17,500


Closing..Aug-27, 03:00 PM
250 C imageMarch 1932 usage of  6d Kingsford Smith overprinted OS (+ unoverprinted 2d & 3d Harbour Bridge) on small registered airmail cover to New Zealand, the adhesives tied by multiple TOOWOOMBA (Qld) datestamps, black/blue registration label, on reverse TOOWOOMBA, BRISBANE & SYDNEY transits & WHAKATANE arrival datestamp. Elusive stamp on cover, Cat.$275.

Estimate AU$200-250
Min. Bid. AU$160


Closing..Aug-27, 03:00 PM
251 og 0 image1932 5/- Sydney Harbour Bridge: 3 examples, (2 Mint, with minor gum thins; 1 commercially Used). All of attractive frontal appearance.

Estimate AU$400-600
Min. Bid. AU$300


Closing..Aug-27, 03:00 PM
252 nh image1932 (SG.141-44) Sydney Harbour Bridge 2d (both) to 5/- set, well centred, fresh MUH, Cat.$1500+.

Estimate AU$750-1,000
Min. Bid. AU$600


Closing..Aug-27, 03:00 PM
253 C imageFebruary 1935 usage of  9d Macarthur (+ 1/- Large Lyrebird) on small airmail cover from a Patent Attorney in Melbourne (imprint on flap) to Berlin endorsed "Australia-Italy/Airmail", the adhesives tied by SHIP MAIL ROOM/MELBOURNE datestamp, fine condition. Desirable stamp on commercial cover, Cat.$400.

Estimate AU$250-300
Min. Bid. AU$180


Closing..Aug-27, 03:00 PM
254 C imageJune 1935 usage of  2/- Jubilee (+ 1/6d Hermes & 2d Jubilee) on double-rate registered jusq'ua airmail cover from Sydney to Denmark, adhesives tied by SHIP MAIL ROOM/MELBOURNE datestamp, KOBENHAVN arrival backstamp, very fine condition. Elusive stamp on commercial cover, Cat.$400.

Estimate AU$250-300
Min. Bid. AU$180


Closing..Aug-27, 03:00 PM
255 C image1936 1/- SA Centenary BW:173 (Cat. $200 on cover) plus CofA 9d Roo on cover to Switzerland, endorsed "AUSTRALIA - ITALY" for airmail service, stamp tied by SHIP ROOM MELBOURNE '26NO36' datestamp. Attractive colour combination franking, few trivial tonespots. 

Estimate AU$150-250
Min. Bid. AU$120


Closing..Aug-27, 03:00 PM
256 image1937-49 KGVI Watermarked No Imprint corner blocks of 4 selection comprising 2d QE with Burnishing marks, 4d Koala x2 (one a gutter block), 6d Kooka P14¾x14, 9d Platypus, 1/- Lyrebird, 2/- Crocodile & 2/6d Aborigine, plus 5/- Arms pair, lower units in blocks MUH, Cat.$1100+. 

Estimate AU$350-500
Min. Bid. AU$260


Closing..Aug-27, 03:00 PM
257 nh image1937-49 No Watermark P14¾x14 ½d Roo coil perf "Mellow Yellow" (bright orange-yellow) BW:180C rows 7-8 marginal block of 4 with characteristic ink seepage evident in sheet margin, MUH, Cat. $800+. Advertised retail (for a pair) $550. Brusden-White Certificate (1999). [This block is from the only sheet recorded]

Estimate AU$500-750
Min. Bid. AU$380


Closing..Aug-27, 03:00 PM
258 nh image1937-49 (SG.184) 2d Scarlet KGVI (Die II) interpanneau gutter block (8) showing the complete Plate No.4 accompanied by 2 perf guide pips; BW:188zc. Very fine, hinged in selvedge only. MUH. Cat.$2500.

Estimate AU$500-750
Min. Bid. AU$400


Closing..Aug-27, 03:00 PM
259 nh image1937-49 (SG.168c) KGVI 3d blue Die II Thick Paper Ash imprint block of 4 BW:194za, very fresh MUH, Cat.$400.

Estimate AU$150-200
Min. Bid. AU$120


Closing..Aug-27, 03:00 PM
260 nh image1937-49 (SG.168ca) KGVI 3d blue Die II Thin Paper Ash imprint block of 4 BW:194za with perf pip at base, well centred with full perfs, fresh MUH, Cat.$400.

Estimate AU$150-200
Min. Bid. AU$120


Closing..Aug-27, 03:00 PM

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