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abacus auctions Sale: 5

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
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Sale No: 5
Lot No: 265
Symbol: P

image 'A Selection of the Engraved Stamps of the Commonwealth of Australia' boxed presentation book with 28 proofs reprinted in black from the original dies. Includes KGV 1d Engraved, 1½d Canberra, 2d Bridge, 1934 Hermes, £1 Robes, £1 Arms, 1950 Stamps Centennial se-tenant pair, 2/- Olympics Propaganda, & 7/6d Captain Cook etc, also AAT 2/- Map, Cat $700 @ $25 per unit. [Given that these proofs are highly collectable & otherwise unavailable, these items are, without doubt, the best 'product' released by Australia Post in recent years]

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$100

Opening AU$ 75.00
Sold...AU$ 130.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 130

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 266
Symbol: **/*

image Miscut Authority Imprint blocks with Imprint at the Top comprising 1938-49 Kookaburra 6d, 1942 KGVI 3d purple-brown x3, No Wmk ½d Kangaroo, 1950-52 1½d Queen Mother & 3d green KGVI. (Qty 7 blocks)

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$150

Opening AU$ 115.00
Sold...AU$ 260.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 260

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 267
Symbol: **

image Complete sheets including Bridge Typo 2d (surprisingly scarce) plus KGV 'TWO/PENCE' on 1½d from Plate 2, also Gloucester & Victory sets, Princess 1d x4 and some large-blocks & part-sheets, minor aging & the odd tonespot, unmounted. (Qty 12 full sheets + extras)

Grade A/B (Image1)

Estimate AU$200

Opening AU$ 525.00
Sold...AU$ 625.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 625

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 268
Symbol: **/*

image 1913-14 Engraved KGV 1d Plate 1 block of 8, Plates 2 3 & 4 blocks of 4, all unmounted, and imprint block of 8 from the base of the sheet (mounted), Cat $1450 for mounted. (Qty 5 blocks)

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$500

Opening AU$ 380.00
Sold...AU$ 400.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 400

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 269
Symbol: **

image 1913-14 Engraved 6d maroon Kookaburra Imprint/Plate 'No 1' strip of 4 from the top of the sheet, very well centred, unmounted, Cat $3750 for an unmounted block of 8. Superb!

Grade A+ A1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$1,250

Opening AU$ 950.00
Sold...AU$ 1,600.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 1600

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 270
Symbol: **
Cat No: 117-118

image 1930 Sturt Centenary 1½d red & 3d blue ACSC 139-140 (SG 117-118) both in complete sheets of 120 (12x10) with John Ash Imprints and Plate Numbers '5' & '1' respectively, central folds, some minor perf separation & a few blemishes, unmounted, Cat $2100+ (£1290+). (Qty 2 sheets)

Grade B (Image1)

Estimate AU$100

Opening AU$ 260.00
Sold...AU$ 320.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 320

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 271
Symbol: **

image 1930 Sturt 1½d red vertical pair with Blind Perfs Horizontally, unmounted. [The indentations are apparent but they don't cut the paper]

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$100

Opening AU$ 75.00
Sold...AU$ 75.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 75

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 272
Symbol: *

image 1931 Kingsford Smith 2d red marginal horizontal pair from the left of the sheet Imperf Vertically. Unlisted. [This is strictly speaking a "blind perforations" variety. The indentations are evident but nowhere do they break the surface. A similar pair - stated then to be the only known example - sold at the Prestige auction of 24.1.2004 for $3396]

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$500

Opening AU$ 380.00
Sold...AU$ 725.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 725

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 273
Symbol: **
Cat No: O123-4

image 1931 Kingsford Smith 2d red & 3d blue both overprinted 'OS' ACSC 141(OS) & 142(OS) (SG O123-4), well centred, unmounted, Cat $1175 (£360 for mounted). RPSofV Certificate (2000) for the 3d. (Qty 2)

Grade A B1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$600

Opening AU$ 460.00
Sold...AU$ 460.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 460

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 274
Symbol: **

image 1931 Kingsford Smith 6d violet Plate 1 John Ash Imprint block of 8 (2x4) with Re-Entry ACSC 143za, black ink marks on the reverse of the lower two units, unmounted, Cat $275.

Grade A/A- (Image1)

Estimate AU$60

Opening AU$ 85.00
Sold...AU$ 95.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 95

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 275
Symbol: **

image 1931 Airmail 6d sepia John Ash imprint block of 6 ACSC 144zd, a couple of toned perf tips otherwise very fine unmounted, Cat $375+ (mounted).

Grade A/A- (Image1)

Estimate AU$100

Opening AU$ 95.00
Sold...AU$ 95.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 95

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 276
Symbol: **

image 1931 Airmail 6d sepia Plate 2 John Ash Imprint block of 6 ACSC 144ze, unmounted, Cat $425.

Grade A B1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$120

Opening AU$ 105.00
Sold...AU$ 210.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 210

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 277
Symbol: **

image 1931 Airmail 6d sepia oveprinted 'OS' John Ash Imprint strip of 3 ACSC 144(OS)zd, unmounted, Cat $475 for a block of 6. Superb!

Grade A+ B1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$80

Opening AU$ 65.00
Sold...AU$ 90.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 90

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 278
Symbol: **

image 1931 Airmail 6d sepia oveprinted 'OS' John Ash Imprint block of 6 ACSC 144(OS)zd, unmounted, Cat $475.

Grade A B1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$150

Opening AU$ 140.00
Sold...AU$ 140.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 140

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 279
Symbol: *

image 1932 Large Lyrebird 1/- green John Ash Imprint pair ACSC 145za, well centred, very lightly mounted, Cat $450 for a block of 4.

Grade A A1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$75

Opening AU$ 60.00
Sold...AU$ 60.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 60

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 280
Symbol: **

image 1932 Large Lyrebird 1/- green punctured 'VG', excellent centring, unmounted. Superb!

Grade A+ A1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$60

Opening AU$ 46.00
Sold...AU$ 46.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 46

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 281
Symbol: F/V
Cat No: 141-144

image 1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge set of 4 with both 2d and 5/- green (CTO) ACSC 146-149 (SG 141-144), well centred, Cat $215+ (£225+). (Qty 4)

Grade A B1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$90

Opening AU$ 150.00
Sold...AU$ 160.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 160

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 282
Symbol: **
Cat No: 143

image 1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge 5/- green ACSC 148 (SG 143), very fresh & unmounted, Cat $1500 (£425 for mounted).

Grade A B1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$750

Opening AU$ 625.00
Sold...AU$ 650.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 650

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 283
Symbol: V
Cat No: 143

image 1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge 5/- green ACSC 148 (SG 143), well centred, CTO without gum, Cat $200 (£225).

Grade A A1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$80

Opening AU$ 115.00
Sold...AU$ 115.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 115

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 284
Symbol: V
Cat No: 143

image 1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge 5/- green ACSC 148 (SG 143) CTO, well centred, no gum, Cat $200 (£225).

Grade A B1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$80

Opening AU$ 110.00
Sold...AU$ 125.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 125

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 285
Symbol: V
Cat No: 143

image 1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge 5/- green ACSC 148 (SG 143) CTO with Melbourne CDS at top left, couple of usual fluffy perfs, gum removed, Cat $200 (£225).

Grade A B2 (Image1)

Estimate AU$80

Opening AU$ 115.00
Sold...AU$ 115.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 115

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 286
Symbol: V
Cat No: 143

image 1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge 5/- green ACSC 148 (SG 143), exceptional centring, non-contemporary cds, Cat $200 (£250) for CTO.

Grade A A1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$75

Opening AU$ 110.00
Sold...AU$ 110.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 110

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 287
Symbol: **
Cat No: 143

image 1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge 5/- green ACSC 148 (SG 143) John Ash Imprint single, unmounted, Cat $1500+ (£425+ for mounted).

Grade A B1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$850

Opening AU$ 650.00
Sold...AU$ 800.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 800

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 288
Symbol: **

image 1932 Large Kookaburra 6d brown John Ash Imprint block of 4 punctured 'W/A', well centred, unmounted.

Grade A B1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$60

Opening AU$ 46.00
Sold...AU$ 85.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 85

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 289
Symbol: **/*

image 1935 Silver Jubilee complete set of 2d, 3d and 2/- Plate Number blocks of 4, plus 2/- Plate 1 single from upper left corner, condition generally very fine with some slight perf seperation on 3d upper right block, Cat $1300+. (Qty 31)

Grade A/B (Image1)

Estimate AU$300

Opening AU$ 270.00
Sold...AU$ 270.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 270

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 290
Symbol: O

image 1935 Silver Jubilee 2/- violet Ash Imprint block of 4 ACSC 168zb, some perf re-inforcement at lower left & three nibbled perforations, 'SYDNEY No2' roller parcel cancel, Cat $625 for unmounted (unpriced used and rare thus).

Grade A/A- (Image1)

Estimate AU$150

Opening AU$ 115.00
Sold...AU$ 115.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 115

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 291
Symbol: **

image 1937 Waterlow Dummy Stamps KGVI in Medallion imperf & perf marginal blocks of 4 in purple from the left or right of the sheets, unmounted. (Qty 2 blocks)

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$100

Opening AU$ 75.00
Sold...AU$ 75.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 75

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 292
Symbol: *

image 1937-49 KGVI Definitives Perf 13½x14 2d scarlet Die I U/L corner block of 4 with complete Plate Number ' 1 ' ACSC 187z, lightly mounted, Cat $600.

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$200

Opening AU$ 150.00
Sold...AU$ 150.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 150

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 293
Symbol: *

image 1937-49 KGVI Definitives Perf 13½x14 2d scarlet Die I U/R corner block of 4 with complete Plate Number ' 1 ' ACSC 187za, lightly mounted, Cat $600.

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$200

Opening AU$ 150.00
Sold...AU$ 150.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 150

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 294
Symbol: *

image 1937-49 KGVI Definitives Perf 13½x14 2d scarlet Die I L/L corner block of 4 with complete Plate Number ' 1 ' ACSC 187zb, lightly mounted, Cat $600.

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$200

Opening AU$ 150.00
Sold...AU$ 200.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 200

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 295
Symbol: *

image 1937-49 KGVI Definitives Perf 13½x14 2d scarlet Die I L/R corner block of 4 with complete Plate Number ' 1 ' ACSC 187zc, lightly mounted, Cat $600.

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$200

Opening AU$ 150.00
Sold...AU$ 220.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 220

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 296
Symbol: **

image 1937-49 KGVI Definitives Perf 13½x14 3d blue Dies I, Ia (unusually well centred) and II (Thick Paper) ACSC 191-3 (SG 168 168b & 168c), unmounted, Cat $590 (£290). (Qty 3)

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$175

Opening AU$ 135.00
Sold...AU$ 135.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 135

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 297
Symbol: **

image 1938-49 Definitives Perf 15x14 2d scarlet Die II gutter block of 4 from the top of the sheet with large-part Plate Number ' 4 ' ACSC 188zc, mounted in the upper margin only, Cat $2000.

Grade A C1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$500

Opening AU$ 380.00
Sold...AU$ 380.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 380

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 298
Symbol: **

image 1938-49 Robes 5/- & 10/- Authority Imprint blocks of 4 and £1 John Ash Imprint block of 4, characteristic wayward centring, unmounted, Cat $1350. (Qty 3 blocks)

Grade A C1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$300

Opening AU$ 340.00
Sold...AU$ 380.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 380

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 299
Symbol: **

image 1938-49 Robes Thick Paper 10/- purple & £1 grey-blue both with 'SPECIMEN' Overprint, well centred, unmounted, Cat $1875. [Not expertised but with the characteristic impressions of the genuine overprint] (2)

Grade A B1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$600

Opening AU$ 460.00
Sold...AU$ 525.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 525

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 300
Symbol: *
Cat No: 178s

image 1938-49 Robes Thick Paper £1 slate-blue oveprinted 'SPECIMEN' ACSC 216x (SG 178s) horizontal pair, minor adhesions on the reverse, Cat $1600++ (£1600++) for singles. Chris Ceremuga Certificate (2008) states "Very rare multiple. Only 2360 printed".

Grade A C1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$1,000

Opening AU$ 750.00
Sold...AU$ 1,700.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 1700

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 301
Symbol: **

image 1940 AIF 3d blue block of 20 (10x2) from the top of the sheet with part-Plate Number '2' at U/L ACSC 219zb, unmounted, Cat $7500+ (mounted). [The ACSC states "One example...has been recorded...a small portion only & it's exact appearance is uncertain. This example is far superior to Arthur Gray's mounted block of 4 with tonespots that sold in 2017 for £384. His block of 4 with complete plate number '1' sold for £4560]

Grade A B1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$1,000

Opening AU$ 750.00
Sold...AU$ 750.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 750

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 302
Symbol: *
Cat No: 206var

image 1942-50 Definitives 2½d scarlet horizontal pair Imperforate on Three Sides ACSC 230var (SG 206var), very lightly mounted. Unlisted in the catalogues.

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$750

Opening AU$ 575.00
Sold...AU$ 575.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 575

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 303
Symbol: *

image 1942-50 Definitives 2½d scarlet vertical pair, the upper unit with King behind Gauze Screen caused by foreign matter on the plate, the lower unit similarly but less affected.

Grade A C1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$100

Opening AU$ 75.00
Sold...AU$ 90.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 90

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 304
Symbol: **

image 1946 Peace 2½d red Trial Printing on Unwatermarked Paper ACSC 236a block of 4, unmounted, Cat $800+.

Grade A B1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$250

Opening AU$ 190.00
Sold...AU$ 210.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 210

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 305
Symbol: **

image 1948-56 Coat of Arms 5/- to £2 Authority Imprint pairs, the first £2 unit with Roller Flaw Retouch affecting '£2' at Right ACSC 271da, unmounted, Cat $1000+ as singles plus a premium for the imprints. (Qty 4 pairs)

Grade A B1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$250

Opening AU$ 230.00
Sold...AU$ 250.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 250

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 306
Symbol: **

image 1948-56 Coat of Arms 10/- to £2 with 'SPECIMEN' Overprint, well centred, unmounted. (Qty 3)

Grade A B1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$120

Opening AU$ 90.00
Sold...AU$ 95.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 95

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 307
Symbol: V

image 1948-56 Coat of Arms £2 green Authority Imprint block of 4 ACSC 271za, very well centred, light central GPO Sydney cds, Cat $1000 for mounted mint but much scarcer commercially used. Ex Martin Frischauff.

Grade A A1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$750

Opening AU$ 575.00
Sold...AU$ 575.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 575

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 308
Symbol: **

image 1948-56 No Watermark Definitives ½d Kangaroo in bright orange-yellow ACSC 180C, well centred, unmounted, Cat $275. Brusden White Certificate (2000) as Pos [R5/4]. [One sheet of 160 was discovered in 1996. Many stamps removed from the shade have degrees of 'suntanned' gum. With a normal shade for comparison] (Qty 2)

Grade A B1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$80

Opening AU$ 60.00
Sold...AU$ 60.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 60

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 309
Symbol: **

image 1951-52 Definitives KGVI 1/0½d slate-blue on Thin Paper ACSC 259a block of 4, well centred, unmounted, Cat $400+. With a normal block for comparison. (Qty 2 blocks)

Grade A B1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$125

Opening AU$ 95.00
Sold...AU$ 105.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 105

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 310
Symbol: **

image 1953-56 QEII CofA Wmk 3½d red L/L corner block of 15 (3x5) with all five L/H units affected by Aberrant Perfs into the Design, unmounted.

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$200

Opening AU$ 150.00
Sold...AU$ 150.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 150

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 311
Symbol: **

image 1959-63 QEII Coil Perf 3d blue-green vertical block of 32 (2x16) from the left of the sheet with complete Plate Number ' 3 ' with Three Lines Above ACSC 350za, unmounted, Cat $300+.

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$100

Opening AU$ 75.00
Sold...AU$ 75.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 75

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 312
Symbol: **
Cat No: 327 and a

image 1959-64 5/- Cattle Cream Paper, Intermediate Cream Paper x3 and White Paper x2 ACSC 373A B & C (SG 327 and a), generally well centered, unmounted. (Qty 6)

Grade A (Image1)

Estimate AU$150

Opening AU$ 115.00
Sold...AU$ 115.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 115

Sale No: 5
Lot No: 313
Symbol: F/V
Cat No: 327a

image 1959-64 Cattle 5/- on White Paper ACSC 373C (SG 327a) block of 4, unusually well centred, light 'DURAL/NSW' cds, Cat $40++ (£30++). Superb! A very scarce commercially used multiple.

Grade A+ A1 (Image1)

Estimate AU$60

Opening AU$ 46.00
Sold...AU$ 50.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 50
Sale No: 5
Lot No: 314
Symbol: O

image 1963-65 £sd Navigators 4/- to £2 including White Paper 10/- & £1, good to fine used, Cat $170+. (Qty 8)

Grade A/B (Image1)

Estimate AU$50

Opening AU$ 60.00
Sold...AU$ 60.00


Closed..May-19-2021, 18:00:00 EST
Sold For 60


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