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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA continued...

KGV Heads - Single Watermark continued...
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate and Min. Bid in AU$'s
181 C image 4d Lemon-Yellow (plus 1d Red) on 1917 (Mar.17) inter-bank cover from Adelaide to New York, stamps tied by 'LATE FEE/ADELAIDE RLY' datestamp, 'PASSED' censor handstamp, opening tear on upper edge well clear of stamps; BW:110C - Cat. $600 on cover. (Image) Estimate AU$160-250
Min. Bid. AU$120


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
182 P image
1920-21 FOUR PENCE COLOUR TRIALS: 1920 (Dec. 31) 4d Comb Perf.14 colour trials or Plate Proofs in brown-purple shades on thick ungummed unwatermarked paper, each with an identifying letter in red ink on the reverse, comprising "B" "C" "D" and "N", well centred, and remarkably fine, Cat $60,000.
 
The ACSC states that "The trials seem to have come into collectors' hands in two series, one of eight and one of six..." This & the next six lots represent the entire group of 14 proofs thus identified - a remarkable achievement, although six others must have been released on one or more other occasions: see below - allowing for the first time the segregation of three separate groups of proofs, and an accurate assessment of the shades. Several of the proofs are Ex T.E. Field and James Williamson. It would be expected that they passed from Field to Jack Kilfoyle. However, they were not included in the Field auction (Nov. 1948) that was acquired intact for Kilfoyle, so Williamson must have acquired them directly from Field.
 
The "Bulletin" of the Australian Commonwealth Collectors Club of NSW (Mar. 2015) contains an article about these proofs by Geoff Kellow & Arthur Gray. In addition to the 14 proofs in the Gray collection, they identified a further five examples in the Australia Post Archives, and another offered at auction in 1975 that seem to complete a total series of 10 different colours x2 of each. In respect of the initial group, official correspondence reveals that they were endorsed "a" "B" "C" "D" and "N", Gray lacking only an example of "a". These were requested to be in the shades of the 6d Engraved Kookaburra, a task that Harrison found impossible to complete satisfactorily using the letterpress method. Our description of the shades is as follows, with the ACSC colours given in brackets: "B" in brown-purple (brown), "C" in a slightly warmer shade (bright brown), "D" in red-purple (brown-purple), and "N" in a slightly warmer shade (deep reddish purple).
(Image)
Estimate AU$40,000-50,000
Min. Bid. AU$32,500


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
183 P image 1920-21 FOUR PENCE COLOUR TRIALS: 4d colour trial in brown-purple (brown) endorsed on the reverse "B" in red, Cat $15,000. (Image) Estimate AU$10,000-12,500
Min. Bid. AU$7,500


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
184 P image 1920-21 FOUR PENCE COLOUR TRIALS: 4d colour trial in warm brown-purple (bright brown) endorsed on the reverse "C" in red, Cat $15,000. (Image) Estimate AU$10,000-12,500
Min. Bid. AU$7,500


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
185 P image 1920-21 FOUR PENCE COLOUR TRIALS: 4d colour trial in warm red-purple (deep reddish purple) endorsed on the reverse "N" in red, exceptional centring, Cat $15,000. (Image) Estimate AU$10,000-12,500
Min. Bid. AU$7,500


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
186 P image
1920-21 FOUR PENCE COLOUR TRIALS: 1920 (Dec. 31) 4d Perf 14 colour trials in reddish shades on thick ungummed unwatermarked paper, each with an identifying letter in red ink on the reverse, comprising "E" "F" and "H", Cat $45,000. Our assessment of the shades, again with the ACSC shades in brackets, is "E" in red-lilac (carmine-rose), "F" in deep red-violet (reddish violet) & "H" in deep red-lilac (pale reddish violet).
 
Because he considered the first group of shades to be unsatisfactory, Harrison, the printer, took it upon himself to also supply "three proofs of two stamps each printed in various shades of red".
(Image)
Estimate AU$25,000-30,000
Min. Bid. AU$18,000


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
187 P image 1920-21 FOUR PENCE COLOUR TRIALS: 4d colour trial in deep red-violet (reddish violet) endorsed on the reverse "F" in red, Cat $15,000. (Image) Estimate AU$10,000-12,500
Min. Bid. AU$7,500


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
188 P image 1920-21 FOUR PENCE COLOUR TRIALS: 1921 (Jan.11) 4d Perf 14 colour trials in purple shades apparently printed on the reverse of some form of financial instrument & with serial number '018258' printed in black, '£' printed in red-brown (inverted) , or 'No C' printed in red-brown on the reverse; Cat $45,000. The shades, again with the ACSC shades in brackets, is '108258' in mauve (pale violet),'£' in bluish violet (deep bluish violet) & 'No C' in deep bluish violet (dark bluish purple). (3). (Image) Estimate AU$25,000-30,000
Min. Bid. AU$18,000


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
189 og image 4d Violet perforated 'OS' variety "White spot over 'AL' of 'AUSTRALIA" [1R57], well centred, fine mint, BW:111b(1)p - extrapolated Cat. $950+. (Image) Estimate AU$250-350
Min. Bid. AU$180


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
KGV Heads - Large Multiple Watermark
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate and Min. Bid in AU$'s
190 nh og image Harrison 1d Carmine-Rose [G104] THIN PAPER marginal block of 4, storage-related tone banding on gum, MVLH with lower units MUH; BW:74Aaa - Cat. $2000+. (Image) Estimate AU$700-900
Min. Bid. AU$550


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
191 og image Harrison 1d Carmine-Rose [G104] perf 'OS' (one blind pin), fine mint; BW:74b - Cat $375. (Image) Estimate AU$140-180
Min. Bid. AU$100


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
192 og image Harrison 1d Carmine-Rose [G104] pair (2), left hand unit variety "Secret mark" [VII/1], fine MLH, BW:74A(4)d - Cat. $365+. (Image) Estimate AU$150-180
Min. Bid. AU$120


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
193 O image 1d Carmine (aniline) [G107] perf 'OS' vertical pair, 'MELBOURNE/1FE1923' datestamp, BW:74Db - extrapolated Cat. $600. Fine example. Starling Certificate (2016). (Image) Estimate AU$300-400
Min. Bid. AU$240


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
194 nh image 1½d Chocolate lower-left corner block of 6 WATERMARK INVERTED, mounted in sheet margin only, stamps MUH, BW:86Ca - Cat. $1500+ (SG.52aw - Cat £720+) (Image) Estimate AU$500-750
Min. Bid. AU$380


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
KGV Heads - Small Multiple Watermark Perf 14
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate and Min. Bid in AU$'s
195 nh image ½d Orange perf. 'OS', well centred for this issue, MUH; BW: 67ba - Cat. $675. (Image) Estimate AU$300-400
Min. Bid. AU$240


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
KGV Heads - Small Multiple Watermark Perf 13½ x 12½
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate and Min. Bid in AU$'s
196 nh image 1½d Pink strip of 3 [2L58-60], the centre unit variety "Void top right corner" [2L59], light pencil annotations on gum MUH. Rare variety in this shade, BW: 92C(2)g - extrapolated Cat. $1500+. (Image) Estimate AU$400-500
Min. Bid. AU$300


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
197 nh og image 4d Greenish-Olive, perforated OS block of 4; few nibbed perfs at lower right, superbly centred. 2 MUH, 2 MLH.  (Image) Estimate AU$150-175
Min. Bid. AU$120

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-16, 09:11 PM
198 O image 2d on 1½d Golden Scarlet with spectacular printing error "Major void area at left side of stamp", MANJIMUP (WA) datestamp extend across the affeced area; BW:101. RPSofV Certificate (2021) states "it is genuine, showing printing flaw"   (Image) Estimate AU$500-750
Min. Bid. AU$380


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
KGV Engraved Issues
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate and Min. Bid in AU$'s
199 C image October 1914 usage of 6d Engraved Kookaburra in combination with 1d Red KGV on registered cover from The Royal Danish Vice-Consulate HOBART to Copenhagen, DENMARK; the adhesives tied by HOBART cds's; London & Copenhagen backstamps in addition to the Consular oval cachet. A delightful and scarce usage. Cat.$2500+. (Image) Estimate AU$1,000-1,250
Min. Bid. AU$800


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM
Other Pre-Decimals
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description Estimate and Min. Bid in AU$'s
200 C image 1929 (SG.116) 1½d WA Centenary (6) on 1930 (Feb.3) registered surface-rate cover to Palestine, stamps tied/cancelled by MARKETS BRISBANE datestamps, George Street red/white registration label handstamped 'MARKETS BRISBANE', appropriate backstamps including 'REGISTERED/JAFFA' arrival cds. Unusual usage to a scarce destination for the period. (Image) Estimate AU$150-250
Min. Bid. AU$120


Closing..Jun-26, 06:00 PM

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