This auction offers strong representation of Australia & Colonies, strong
British Empire material of all areas & periods, as well as General Foreign
including small and large collections. There are over 300 lots of
Australian Collections (Lots 44-374 and 500 lots of World collections (Lots
375-811). Following on there is almost 1300 lots of Australia which consist
of singles, sets and covers including Australian colonies (Lots 889 -
2220). The Australian lots cover all periods, from the Kangaroo issues up
to Decimal and contains numerous mint & used £1 & £2 top values.
This auction includes a Third Watermark 5/- Kangaroo Grey & pale yellow,
error WATERMARK SIDEWAYS, showing full 'crown A' (crown to right looking
from back), with marginal wmk line & small portions of marginal letters.
Superb U appearance with neat 1918 cds, partial telegraph punch extremely
well repaired & basically invisible. Excellent centring, perfect perfs &
nice colour. ACSC 44d cat $125,000. SG 42ba cat £85,000 = A$150,000. This
is the 2nd known example & an important new discovery that was found in
Europe this year. (The other known example was in the Arthur Gray
collection, & despite having a badly smeared cancel & short perfs sold for
US$96,000 in 2007). Great rarity of the Kangaroo issues & an important
error stamp of Australia & of the British Empire. 2019 Ceremuga AIEP
photo-cert. (Lot 1139).
There are over 1,500 lots of World stamps, covers and single country
collections (Lots 2221-3730). Numerous other British Empire, European, The
Americas and Asian rarities.
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