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  • Lot# : 3701 Western Australia

    1864/79: 1 d. bistre, wmk. Crown CC sideways, perf. 12½, a fine unused block of four of excellent colour and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 340+.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 3702 Western Australia

    1864: De La Rue Plate Proof (2) for 2 d. value, imperforate in black (marginal from right of sheet but with slight horizontal bend) and in deep blue, each on unwatermarked wove paper, fresh, very fine and scarce.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF

    Lot# : 3703 Western Australia

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    1879: 2 d. mauve, wmk. Crown CC upright, perf. 12½, ERROR OF COLOUR, (issued in yellow), a very fine used example of this rarity in a deep shade, lightly cancelled by obliterator in black. An exceptional example of an extremely rare stamp. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) Gi = £ 15'000.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 8 July 1999, lot 1457.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 8,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3704 Western Australia

    1864: De La Rue Plate Proof for 6 d. value, imperforate in black on unwatermarked wove paper, a fine horizontal pair, fresh, very fine and scarce.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3705 Western Australia

    1864/79: 6 d. indigo-violet, a fine used block of eight of excellent colour, cancelled by GPO duplexes in black. A scarce multiple Gi = £ 280+.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200 CHF

    Lot# : 3706 Western Australia

    1864/79: 1 s. bright green, Crown CC upright, perf. 12½, a fine used block of nine, tied to piece by circular 'R' registration handstamps in black. A few imperfections but a charming and scarce multiple.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900 CHF

    Lot# : 3707 Western Australia

    1864/79: 1 s. bright green, Crown CC upright, perf. 12½, a fine example, marginal from top of sheet, used on 1872 mourning cover to Tetsworth, Chinnor, Oxfordshire, teid by PERTH / WESTERN AUSTRALIA cds (Dec 7) in black. Reverse with London cds in red and Tetsworth cds of arrival (Jan 30). A charming and scarce cover.rnrnNote: Carried from King George's Sound on the 'Behar' to Galle, thence by the 'Cathay' to Suez and the 'Candia' from Alexandria to Southampton.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600 CHF

    Lot# : 3708 Western Australia

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    1874 (Dec 10): Provisional ONE PENNY in green on 2 d. yellow, an unused example of good colour and centering, fresh and fine, large part og. A scarce stamp. Cert. BPA (2018) Gi = £ 700.rn 
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 3709 Western Australia

    1876/81: 2 d. chrome-yellow, wmk. Crown to right of CC and reversed, perf. 14, a fine unused block of four of fresh colour and large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. Scarce and very fine multiple Gi = £ 900+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 3710 Western Australia

    1882/85: 4 d. carmine, wmk. Crown CA sideways, perf. 14, a fine unused block of four of lovely colour, fresh and very fine, large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. Scarce Gi = £ 760+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 3711 Western Australia

    1882/85: 2 d. chrome-yellow, wmk. Crown CA sideways, perf. 12, a fine unused block of four of excellent colour and superb large part og., matched with a fine used block cancelled at Freemantle (1886). A fine pair Gi = £ 660+.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 440 CHF

    Lot# : 3712 Western Australia

    1884 (Feb 19): Surcharged ½ d. on 1 d. yellow-ochre, wmk. Crwon CA, perf. 12, a superb unused block of 60 (10 x 6) marginal from upper left corner of the sheet, of fresh colour and fine, large part or unmounted og. A remarkable and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 1'000+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 3713 Western Australia

    1885/93: De La Rue Master Die Proof for the Swan design utilised for the 2½ d.- 1 s. values, in black on glazed white card, incomplete without value tablet, dated '1 JAN 89' at top and struck with BEFORE / HARDENING in black. Rare and fine.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF

    Lot# : 3714 Western Australia

    1888 (March-April): Engraved by De La Rue from Perkins Bacon plates, the set of three values, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, each overprinted SPECIMEN in black. Unused, the 4 d. with crease and aging on reverse Gi = £ 275.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF

    Lot# : 3715 Western Australia

    1888 (March-April): Engraved by De La Rue from Perkins Bacon plates, 2 d. grey, wmk. Crown CA, perf. 14, a marvellous unused block of twenty (5 x 4), fresh and fine colour, unmounted og. Scarce and delightful multiple Gi = £ 1'700.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 3716 Western Australia

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    1895 (Nov 21): "Half-Penny" surcharged in green on 3 d. cinnamon, "ONE PENNY" surcharged in green on 3 d. pale brown and "Half-Penny" surcharged in red & green on 3 d. red-brown, all on small piece and handstamped "SPECIMEN." in violet (Type NA2) by the Natal Post Office upon receipt from the UPU, some aging but each are unique. Certs. BPA (1981).
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 3717 Western Australia

    1898/1907: 6 d. bright violet, a lovely Imperforate block of eight, divided by the horizontal interpanneau margin and with sheet margin at right, on gummed watermarked paper, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Rare and beautiful block ex the Imprimatur sheet.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 3718 Western Australia

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    1902/11: The complete unused set of fourteen, wmk. V over Crown, from 1 d. to £ 1, with both 10 s. shades (certs.) and both of the £ 1 shades (one with cert.), all largely fresh and fine, small to large part og., the very rare high values being fresh and very fine. A rare set. Cert. RPS (1982 for Gi 127a), Certs BPA (1982 for Gi 127 and 1987 for Gi 128a)  Gi = £ 2'750+.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700 CHF

    Lot# : 3719 Western Australia

    1905/12: 9 d. orange, wmk. Crown and A, perf. 11, a superb unused block of four, marginal from right of sheet of excellent centering and colour, fresh and very fine, large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. Rare Gi = £ 800+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 3720 Western Australia

    Postal Fiscals 1881/93: De La Rue archive, the extraordinary set on five individual pieces from the Printer's Day Book, all for the Internal Revenue issue, with 20 stamps all printed in dull purple, for 7 s. 6d., 10 s. and 15 s. optd. CANCELLED, 10 s. and £ 1 without surcharge, £ 1, £ 1 10 s., £ 5, £ 10, optd. CANCELLED, £ 25, £ 50 and £ 100 optd. SPECIMEN, and Postage 3 d. values in dull lilac all overprinted I.R. and new values: 3 s., 7 s. 6 d., 10 s., 15 s., £ 1, £ 1 10 s., £ 5 and £ 10 each optd. CANCELLED in black. A marvellous assembly, illustrated in the 'De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP on plate 9125. Extremely rare and wonderful.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 8,500 CHF

    Lot# : 3721 Western Australia

    1881: De La Rue Master Die Proof for Internal Revenue issue in black on glazed white card, incomplete, without value tablet, dated at top '21 SEP 81' in blue and struck with BEFORE HARDENING in black. Rare and very fine.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF

    Lot# : 3722 Western Australia

    1893 (Sept 5): Postal Fiscal 1 d. dull purple, used on 1893 cover to Stanley Gibbons in London, up-rated with 1885/93 ½ d. green and 1 d. carmine tied by FREEMANTLE / WESTERN AUSTRALIA / F duplexes (Sept 15). Reverse with 'Travelling P.O.' cds and London arrival (Oct 16). Scarce and attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 3723 Western Australia

    1879/97: Small range with 1893 wmk. CA over Crown 5 s. and 10 s. dull purple, 1897 wmk. W Crown A 1 d., 3 d., 6 d., 1 s., 2 s. 6 d. and 3 s.; block of four 3 s. dull purple all unused; 1879 Telegraph 1 d. bistre used, together with a small used range and various Western Australia issues perforated "WA" and scarce monogram Roo 2½ d. block of four similarly perforated. A scarce and attractive group Gi = £ 750++.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600 CHF

    Lot# : 3724 Western Australia

    Lake Lefroy Goldfield Bicycle Service 1897 (April): Lithographed at the 'Coolgardie Miner & Pioneer' Printing Office, Lake Lefroy Goldfield 6 d. rose red on yellowish buff paper with green reverse, perf. 12, a fine unused example. A rare Local issue in much above average quality.rnrnNote: The service ran from Lake Lefroy to Coolgardie, a distance of 45 miles, Kalgoorlie and other local Goldfield camps. It was finally closed down in June 1897 when the Government mailcoach service commenced to Red Hill. The stamps were printed by the photo-zinc process in sheetlets of four stamps arranged vertically tête-bêche.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800 CHF

    Lot# : 3725 Western Australia

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    Coolgardie Bicycle Express 1895 (July): James A. Healy Mail Service, 1 s. and 2 s. 6 d. blue, lithographed on white wove paper, no wmk., rough perf. 12, the extraordinary matching vertical strips of five unused with sheet margin at top, both strips are positions 3/8/13/18/23, each with variety "Imperforate Between Horizontally" between second, third and fourth stamp, from the sheets of 35 broken up in 1986, fresh and fine with slightly browned og. Extremely rare, with just 500 of each value printed, particularly fine and choice multiples. Certs. Holcombe (1986).rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 74, 21-28 March 1987, lot 4674.
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600 CHF

    Lot# : 3726 Western Australia

    Coolgardie Bicycle Express 1895 (July): James A. Healy Mail Service, 2 s. 6 d. blue, used on 1896 incoming cover emanating from Hobart franked by Tasmania 2 d. green tied by Hobart cds (July 7), addressed to F. W. Oldham care of James Healy in Coolgardie and re-addressed to him at Mount Margaret endorsed "Per Cyclist", with 1895 2 s. 6 d. blue tied by "Per COOLGARDIE CYCLE EXPRESS CO., / HUNT STREET" in violet. Reverse with 'Travelling P.O. / Great Southern Railway' cds (July 18) and part Coolgardie cds. Minor tear in front panel due to opening and part flap missing but an extremely rare and beautiful example of this short-lived service.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3727 Western Australia

    Coolgardie Bicycle Express 1896: James A. Healy Mail Service, Second Issue, lithographed on white wove paper, the used set of three values 6 d. brown & green, 2 s. brown & yellow and 5 s. brown & violet, all cancelled by "Per COOLGARDIE CYCLE EXPRESS CO., / HUNT STREET" cachets in violet. Scarce and very fine.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 3728 Western Australia

    1854/74: Selection with 1854/55 1 s. red brown unused, 1 s. pale brown unused and a faulty used example cancelled by Freemantle '8' numeral (cert. BPA), a further used example with punch-hole for Official use cancelled '2' numeral; 1860 2 d. pale orange unused (2, oe with pre-printing paper fold), 1861 1 s. green with pinch-hole unused (2), Somerset House 1 d. rose perf. 14 used with '3' numeral in blue and 4 d. unused (cert. BPA), 1863 1 d. carmine unused, 6 d. deep lilac unused and two further examples with punch-hole unused and a strip of three cancelled in blue, 1865 1 s. bright green optd. SPECIMEN, 1874 provisional 1 d. on 2 d. yellow unused (each with BPA cert.). Condition obviously variable but some rare stamps present (20 items).
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900 CHF

    Lot# : 3729 Western Australia

    1864/1895: Collection on leaves with Swan Proofs imperf. or perf. on unwmk'd paper for 2 d. in blue (3), 4 d. in shades of carmine (3), 6 d. in grey and 1 s. in green; 1864/79 1 d. bistre, 2 d. yellow (2), 4 d. carmine (2), 6 d. violet (2), 6 d. lilac unused, 1 s. bright green block of four and 1 s. sage green all fine unused; 1871 3 d. brown (2) each handstamped SPECIMEN, 1876/81 2 d. chrome in an unused marginal pair, 1877 6 d. lilac unused (2), 1882/85 issue with range of unused and 6 d. handstamped SPECIMEN, 1882 1 d. yellow-ochre perf. 12 in unused block of four, 1884 ½ d. on 1 d. unused blocks of four (2), 1888 set of three in unused blocks of four etc. A generally fine collection.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3730 Western Australia

    1885/93: Collection on leaves with set of eight unused, ½ d. green optd. SPECIMEN in black, the set in unused blocks of four (less the 5 d. value) and a 1902 cover to France franked by strip of five ½ d. green Gi = £ 850+.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 3731 Western Australia

    1898/1907: The collection on leaves with the set of five unused, the 2 d. bright yellow and 2½ d. blue on piece with both values overprinted SPECIMEN in violet upon receipt from the UPU by the Natal Post Office (cert. BPA); the 2 d., 2½ d. and 1 s. values in unused blocks of four and the 1 d. in a block of four and in a complete unused pane of 60, together with a 2½ d. single franking cover to Germany Gi = £ 1'100+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF

    Lot# : 3732 Western Australia

    1902/11: Collection on leaves with perf. 12½ 1 d. carmine-rose, 2 d. yellow, 4 d. chestnut, 5 d. bistre, 8 d. apple-green, 9 d. orange and 10 d. red in unused blocks of four, perf. 11 4 d. chestnut used, 9 d. yellow-orange unused and 2 s. bright red on yellow unused Gi = £ 2'250+.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 3733 Western Australia

    1905/12: Collection on leaves with perf. 12½ ½ d., 1 d. (3), 2 d., 1½ d. in unused blocks of four, 5 d. pale greenish in an unused block of eight, 8 d. and 10 d. in unused blocks of four; perf. 11 issue with 3 d., 5 d. values in blocks of four unused; 1912 6 d. bright violet in unused block of four, together with three pieces bearing SG 104, 139, 141 and 143 overprinted SPECIMEN upon receipt by the Natal P.O. from the UPU (cert. BPA); cover bearing 5 d. used to UK with "Savings Bank / Subiaco WA" cds in violet (rare) and 16 further covers/cards. A fine lot.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF

    Lot# : 3734 Australia

    Competition Essays 1911 (May 31, closing date): Two Essays photograpically produced on printed postcards, each for proposed "1d. / One Penny" values with "1d." in six pointed star, each showing Map of Australia with "Postage", "Advance Australia" and "Commonwealth of Australia" tablets, one with Edward VII (looking singularly unhappy) as a vignette; the second with Coat of Arms over Map, each surrounded by Kangaroo and Emu. Both with spike holes in corners and each with notation on reverse "H. Grey Norris, May Terrace, Kensington Park, South Australia" in ink.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 3735 Australia

    Competition Essays 1911 (May 31, closing date): Stamp size photographic Essay, 30 x 24 mm., applied to letter dated April 3, 1911, addressed to the Postmaster General's Department in Melbourne, with the competition entry showing Coats of Arms of the individual States with 'Australia' at top and 'Postage Two Pence' in lower tablet, the vignette of an allegorical 'Australia Fair' with a young lady clutching a scythe. Sent in by one Howard Davie of Surbiton, England. The letter with two pinholes at top and numbered on reverse 35 in pencil. A marvellous and extremely rare document and Essay.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3736 Australia

    Competition Essays 1911 (May 31, closing date): Essays (3), all imperforate printed on thin wove paper in purple, with "Postage" at either side of vignette, value tablet (in Boomerang form) empty and "Australia" below the first with a vignette of a Cockatoo; the second in similar form with head of George V facing right, the third with vignette of a Kangaroo. A rare and splendid set. All possibly proposed by E. T. Luke of Montana, Beaconsfield, Victoria who was on the staff of the Melbourne Age Newspaper. Superb and extremely fine group, see lots 4-6 in the Kilfoyle sale for similar examples.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400 CHF

    Lot# : 3737 Australia

    1903/13: Essays for proposed issues, with 1903 'Advance Australia' pencil Essay on card paper; 1913c. example also in pencil with Kangaroo and Emu with 'One Penny Postage' at top with manuscript "a suggestion for the Commonwealth Postage Stamp" and signed at base "E. F. Nuttall, 2//713"; two 1 d. Photographic Essays for 1 d. values entered by E. Whitehead & Co.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 3738 Australia

    1912/13: Proof / Colour Trial for proposed 1 d. value, printed in pale yellow green on thick gummed unwatermarked paper, perforated 12½, some minor thinning not apparent from the front of the Proof with large part streaky thick brown gum. Extremely rare - just 8 examples are recorded with a pair in the Kilfoyle collection (lot 21). Extremely rare. BW 3PP2A.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 3739 Australia

    1913 (Jan 14): ½ d. green, Die I, Plate 2, a superb unused corner block of six from lower right corner of the sheet with full "JBC" monogram, of excellent centering, colour and full unmounted og. BW 1Azb = $ 500+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Fordwater', Spink, London, 9 Nov 2011, lot 6.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 3740 Australia

    1914 (Jan 2): 1 d. carmine, Die I, a single example with "JBC" monogram on torn margin, variety "Watermark Inverted", gum crease and slight aging, superb og. Perhaps not of the finest appearance but a very rare monogram piece with this variety. BW 2azc.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 190 CHF

    Lot# : 3741 Australia

    1913 (Jan 15): 2 d. grey, Die I, Plate II, an unused strip of three from lower right corner of the sheet with "JBC" monogram, variety "Watermark Inverted", fresh and very fine, full unmounted og. Rare BW5azb.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3742 Australia

    1912c.: Proof of the 3 d. Kangaroo, Die I, Imperforate, printed in black on blued granite thick safety paper, worn and with surface rubbing but unusual and scarce.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF

    Lot# : 3743 Australia

    1913 (Jan 28): 3 d. olive, Die I, Plate 2, a superb unused example of excellent fresh colour, marginal from base of sheet with "JBC" monogram, very fine, large part og. BW 12zc = $ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3744 Australia

    1913 (Jan 28): 3 d. olive, Die I, two unused blocks of four of excellent fresh colour, one with slight spot but fine, large part og. Gi = £ 640+.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 3745 Australia

    1913 (Jan 18): 5 d. chestnut, Die II, Plate 2, a fine unused example, marginal from base of sheet with "JBC" monogram, of excellent appearance, crease in margin only, large part og. BW 16za = $ 2'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Lord Cornwallis, Grosvenor, London, 17 March 2011, lot 33.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3746 Australia

    1913 (Jan 18): 6 d. ultramarine, Die II, Plate 2, a superb unused "CA" monogram horizontal strip of three from lower left corner of sheet, fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce and most attractive BW 17z = $ 6'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection William & Hugh Morgan, Spink, London, 13 Nov 2012, lot 103.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200 CHF

    Lot# : 3747 Australia

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    1913 (Nov): 6 d. ultramarine, Die IIA, the substiuted cliché in the Die II plate, a superb unused example, corner marginal from lower right corner of the sheet, trivial age spots not affecting the dramatic appearance, unmounted og. Rare and delightful and surely one of the finest examples known. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) Gi = £ 6'000/ACSC 17(1)ja = $ 4'500+.rnrnProvenance: Collection William & Hugh Morgan, Spink, London, 13 Nov 2012, lot 102.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,400 CHF

    Lot# : 3748 Australia

    1913 (Jan 25): 1 s. emerald, Die II, an unused horizontal strip of three, marginal from base of sheet with left hand stamp showing "JBC" monogram, somewhat trimmed as usual, third stamp with gum bend and trace of tone spot on top perfs., otherwise fresh and fine, superb og. Extremely rare BZ 30zb = $ 6'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection William & Hugh Morgan, Spink, London, 13 Nov 2012, lot 112.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3749 Australia

    1913 (Jan 25): 1 s. blue-green, Die II, an unused example with variety "Watermark Inverted", a couple of ragged perfs. at base otherwise fresh and fine, large part og. A rare stamp Gi = £ 1'500/BW 30Ca.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 3750 Australia

    1913 (March 20): 5 s. grey & yellow, Die II, a fine unused example from base of sheet with "JBC" monogram, of excellent fresh colour, light tone spots on gum not affecting the appearance, large part og. Extremely rare - just 6 unused examples are available to collectors, with a further strip of three in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and a single example in the Australia Post collection. A rarity of the Australian Commonwealth BW 42zc = $ 25'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Lord Cornwallis, Grosvenor, London, 17 March 2011, lot 61.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 7,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 9,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3751 Australia

    1913 (March 20): £ 1 brown & ultramarine, a fine used example of good colour, probably c.t.o., nevertheless a superb example of a scarce stamp Gi = £ 2'500.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 3752 Australia

    No Watermark 1913/14: Small group with 1 d. red and 1 d. rose-red in unused blocks of four, together with fine study of Kookabura 6 d. claret with two single examples unused, three unused blocks of four, a used block of four and a registered cover with single 6 d. to Chicago. Generally fine group Gi. = £ 900+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3753 Australia

    1914/20: ½ d. bright green, Electro 2, an unused block of six (3 x 2) from lower left of sheet with "JBC" monogram, fresh and fine, with large part og. and lower stamps unmounted og. Scarce. BW 63(2)z.rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 173, April 2012, lot 955.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 3754 Australia

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    1915 (Dec): ½ d. bright green, line perf. 14¼, a fine used example cancelled in black. A scarce and most elusive stamp. Cert. ACSS (1956) Gi = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 3755 Australia

    1914: Perkins Bacon Die Proof for the 1 d. value, printed in black on glazed white card paper, 125 x 95 mm., being the original Die Proof, with slight ink smudge on front and reverse with circular 'Perkins, Bacon & Co. Ltd. / PROOF / London S.E. / 14. Southwark Bridge Road' cachet in black. Extremely rare and seldom seen, much less offered. A rarity.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700 CHF

    Lot# : 3756 Australia

    1914: Perkins Bacon Proof for the 1 d. value, printed in rose-carmine, Imperforate on thick white glazed card paper, a fine block of four with sheet margin at right. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 440 CHF

    Lot# : 3757 Australia

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    1914/20: 1 d. carmine-red. perf. 14¼ x 14, a fine unused example, marginal from base of sheet with "CA" mongram, fresh and fine, superb large part og. Scarce BW 71z.rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 173, April 2012, lot 963.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 3758 Australia

    1916 (Sept): 1 d. carmine-red, Plate 2, perf. 14¼ x 14, used examples (2), each showing the "Rusted Cliché" variety, positions 34-35 on the right pane, each cds used (position 35 used at George Street), a few small imperfections but generally fine and scarce Gi = £ 900.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3759 Australia

    1914/20: 1 d. carmine-red, comb perf. 14¼ x 14, a spectacular block of 30 from lower left of sheet positions 31-36/37-42/43-48/49-54/55-60 left pane, with position 57 showing "CA" monogram, varieties on positions 34, 36 (Saddle on Emu), 40, 41, 49, 55 and 57, some hinge reinforcement but majority unmounted og. Scarce and attractive multiple.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 3760 Australia

    1914/20: 1 d. pale carmine-red, comb perf. 14½ x 14, Die II, a fine unused example of excellent colour and centering, superb og. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 425.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3761 Australia

    1914/20: 4 d. orange, Plate 1, a fine unused block of four from lower left of sheet with "JBC" monogram, fresh and very fine, minor splitting at top left, superb unmounted og., and 4 d. orange horizontal pair from Plate 2, with "CA" monogram from right of sheet, tone spot and perfs. split at margin, large part og. Scarce pairing BW 110(i)z + 110(2)zb.rnrnProvenance: Collection Lord Cornwallis, Grosvenor, London, 17 March 2011, lots 222, 223.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3762 Australia

    1914/20: 4 d. pale orange-yellow, Plate 1, an unused block of four, marginal from base of sheet with "JBC" monogram, minor gum bend otherwise fresh and fine with large part og. BW11OE(1)g/z = $ 1'200.rnrnProvenance: Collection Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sotheby's, Melbourne, 13-15 July 2005, lot 527.rn                   Collection 'Fordwater', Spink, London, 9 Nov 2011, lot 206.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3763 Australia

    1914/20: 4 d. orange, an unused horizontal pair, right hand stamp showing variety 'Line through FOUR of FOUR PENCE', fresh and very fine, large part og. Scarce and attractive pair Gi = £ 350.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 3764 Australia

    1914/20: 4 d. orange, a fine unused block of ten (2 x 5), of excellent colour with fourth stamp (Row 2, Stamp 6) showing "Line Through FOUR PENCE", fifth stamp with "Horned Emu" flaw and tenth stamp showing "PE" of PENCE joined, fresh and very fine multiple, some reinforcement, large part or unmounted og. Rare BW 110(2)h+j+m.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 350 CHF

    Lot# : 3765 Australia

    1914/20: 5 d. bright chestnut, line perf. 14¼, an unused horizontal strip of three from lower left of sheet with "CA" monogram, the mongram stamp with "Damage to NW corner" Plate Flaw, some reinforced perfs., fresh colour, large part og. Scarce BW 122Bz = $ 1'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Fordwater', Spink, London, 9 Nov 2011, lot 214.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 3766 Australia

    1914/20: 5 d. brown, comb perf. 14¼ x 14, a fine unused horizontal pair from lower right of sheet with "JBC" monogram, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Scarce BW 123zb.rnrnProvenance: Collection Lord Cornwallis, Grosvenor, London, 17 March 2011, lot 239.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3767 Australia

    1914/20: 5 d. brown, comb perf. 14¼ x 14, an unused block of four of excellent colour and centering, variety "Watermark Inverted", minor diagonal bend affects one stamp but not the frontal appearance, fresh and very fine, superb og. Rare Gi = £ 3'000+.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 3768 Australia

    1914/20: ½ d. green (shades) unused examples (4) incl. one with inverted watermark, 1 d. carmine, comb. perf. unused (5), 4 d. orange unused (8) with all five shades between SG 22/22d, also 5 d. brown with one line and one comb perf. example unused. Fresh and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 600+.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 3769 Australia

    Second Watermark 1915: 2 d. grey, Die I, an unused block of eight (4 x 2) from base of sheet, divided by interpanneau margin and vertically creased through margin, of excellent colour and fine, large part or unmounted og. A scarce and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 800+.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3770 Australia

    Second Watermark 1915 (July): 2½ d. indigo, Die II, Plate 2, an unused horizontal pair centred to left, marginal from base of sheet with "CA" monogram, fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce BW 10zc = $ 1'250.rnrnProvenance: Collection William & Hugh Morgan, Spink, London, 13 Nov 2012, lot 148.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 3771 Australia

    Second Watermark 1915 (April): 6 d. ultramarine, Die II, an unused horizontal strip of four, corner marginal from lower left of sheet with "CA" monogram, fresh and fine, minor diagonal gum crease, fine unmounted og. Rare and splendid multiple Gi = £ 800/BW 18z. rn 
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 9,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3772 Australia

    Second Watermark 1915 (April): 1 s. blue-green, Die II, a fine unused example, marginal from base of sheet with "JBC" monogram, fresh and very fine, superb og. Extremely rare BW 31ze = $ 6'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Fordwater', Spink, London, 9 Nov 2011, lot 85.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400 CHF

    Lot# : 3773 Australia

    Second Watermark 1915 (March): 2 s. brown, Die II, a fine unused example of good colour, fresh and very fine, large part og. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 700.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 3774 Australia

    Second Watermark 1915 (Feb 12): 5 s. grey & yellow, Die II, an unused horizontal pair, marginal from base of sheet with "CA" monogram, centred to left, of excellent colour, fresh and very fine, large part og. A very scarce pair, just 9 examples with monogram recorded unused BW 43za = $ 20'000+.rnrnProvenance: Collection William & Hugh Morgan, Spink, London, 13 Nov 2012, lot 174.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 9,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3775 Australia

    Third Watermark 1915 (Nov): 2 d. silver-grey, Die IIA, a fine unused example, marginal from base of sheet with "CA" monogram, fresh and very fine, large part og. Scarce BW 8za.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3776 Australia

    Third Watermark 1917 (Sept): 2½ d. deep blue, Die II, a fine unused block of four from base of sheet, divided by interpanneau margin with full T. S. HARRISON imprint, fresh and very fine, large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. Scarce and very fine BW 11zh.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 3777 Australia

    Third Watermark 1917 (Sept): 2½ d. indigo, Die II, a fine unused block of four, well centred and of good colour, variety "Watermark Inverted", fresh and fine, one stamp with slight gum skip, large part og. Scarce and attractive multiple Gi = £ 520+/BW 11a = $ 500.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 3778 Australia

    Third Watermark 1915 (Oct 8): 3 d. yellow-olive-green, Die I, Plate 2, a fine unused block of eight (4 x 2), divided by interpanneau margin, with full T. S. HARRISON imprint, one tone spot on one perf., otherwise of fresh colour with large part og. and left hand block unmounted og. Very scarce BW 13zi = $ 3'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Lord Cornwallis, Grosvenor, London, 17 March 2011, lot 104.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200 CHF

    Lot# : 3779 Australia

    Third Watermark 1922 (Dec): 3 d. light olive, Die IIB, a fine unused horizontal strip of four divided by interpanneau margin, with full T. S. HARRISON imprint, one tiny age spot on gum, creased down the interpanneau margin, of fresh colour with large part og. Scarce and attractive strip BW 14z = $ 2'500.rnrnProvenance: Collection Lord Cornwallis, Grosvenor, London, 17 March 2011, lot 105.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF

    Lot# : 3780 Australia

    Third Watermark 1915 (Dec 15): 6 d. ultramarine, Die II, Plate 1, a fine unused block of four from upper right corner of the sheet, with second stamp showing "Leg of Kangaroo Broken" Plate flaw, some marginal bends and gum creasing, mounted in margin only, stamps unmounted og. Rare and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 2'250+/BW 20d.rnrnProvenance: Collection Lord Cornwallis, Grosvenor, London, 17 March 2011, lot 113.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 3781 Australia

    Third Watermark 1916 (July 29): 9 d. violet, Die II, Plate 1, a fine unused example, marginal from base of sheet with "JBC" monogram, fresh and fine, large part og. BW 26ze = $ 1'750.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF

    Lot# : 3782 Australia

    Third Watermark 1916 (July 29): 9 d. violet, Die II and Die IIB, a fine unused block of eight from base of sheet divided by interpanneau margin, with full T. S. HARRISON imprint, with upper row all Die II but showing third stamp Die IIB, lower row all Die IIB with third stamp Die II; with variety "Inverted Watermark", reinforced and with thins in margin at base, large part og. Scarce and most attractive multiple Gi = £ 2'475/BW 27za.rn 
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 3783 Australia

    Third Watermark 1916 (June): 1 s. blue-green, Die II, an unused horizontal pair from base of sheet divided by interpanneau margin, with full T. S. HARRISON, COMMONWEALTH STAMP PRINTER single line imprint, fresh and fine with large part og. Extremely rare BW32zi.rnrnProvenance: Collection Lord Cornwallis, Grosvenor, London, 17 March 2011, lot 124.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800 CHF

    Lot# : 3784 Australia

    Third Watermark 1920 (Nov): 1 s. blue-green, Die IIB, an unused block of four from base of sheet divided by interpanneau margin, with full A. J. MULLETT imprint, fresh and very fine, minor hinge browning, large part og. A very scarce multiple BW 33zb = $ 1'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Lord Cornwallis, Grosvenor, London, 17 March 2011, lot 129.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 3785 Australia

    Third Watermark 1915/27: 1 s. blue-green, Die IIB, unused examples (20) all in five blocks of four, one corner block from lower right corner of the sheet showing 'Double Perforation' variety with upright watermark, other blocks all wmk. sideways, generally fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og. A scarce group Gi = £ 1'200+.rn 
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 3786 Australia

    Third Watermark 1920 (Nov): 1 s. blue-green, Die IIB, unused blocks of four (2), one marginal from base of sheet with upright watermark, the other from top left hand corner of the sheet with "Watermark Sideways", each fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og. Gi = £ 540+.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 3787 Australia

    Third Watermark 1915/27: Kangaroo range of unused with 2 d. grey (3) with Die I and Die II examples, 2½ d. deep blue Die II unused single, block of six and a block of four in the indigo shade; 3 d. yellow-olive Die I unused singles (3) one with inverted waatermark; 6 d. ultramarine Die II unused examples (5) in varying shades incl. one interpanneau pair; 9 d. violet Die II and Die IIB unused; 1 s. blue-green Die II unused (2) and Die IIB unused, generally fresh and fine group Gi = £ 1'200+.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF

    Lot# : 3788 Australia

    Third Watermark 1916 (June): 2 s. brown, Die II, a fine unused horizontal pair, marginal from base of sheet and divided by interpanneau margin, with full T. S. HARRISON, COMMONWEALTH STAMP PRINTER single line imprint, fresh and extraordinarily fine, superb og. Extremely rare BW 37zi.rnrnProvenance: Collection Lord Cornwallis, Grosvenor, London, 17 March 2011, lot 135.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 9,500 CHF

    Lot# : 3789 Australia

    1915/27: 5 s. grey & yellow, Die II, an unused block of four, of fresh colour, well centred, fresh and fine but for small internal gum bend on one stamp, large part or unmounted og. A most attractive multiple Gi = £ 1'000+.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF

    Lot# : 3790 Australia

    Third Watermark 1918 (April): 5 s. grey & orange, Die II, a fine unused block of four, marginal from base of sheet, divided by interpanneau margin with full JOHN ASH imprint, right hand stamp with "Beach off NSW Coastline" Plate flaw, diagonal gum crease not detracting from appearance, fresh and fine with vibrant colour and large part og. Rare BW 44ze.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,500 CHF

    Lot# : 3791 Australia

    Third Watermark 1918 (April): 5 s. grey & pale yellow, Die II, a fine unused example with variety "Kangaroo with Broken Ear", Right Pane, Row 8, Stamp 5. Fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 3792 Australia

    Third Watermark 1915/27: 5 s. grey & yellow (shades), the unused study (14 examples) with single examples (8) in a range of differing shades (one with variety 'Left Ear Broken on Roo'), a vertical pair in a pale shade with upper stamp showing 'Fox-faced Roo' variety and a fine well centred block of four, generally fine to superb og. throughout, a scarce group Gi = £ 3'750+.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700 CHF

    Lot# : 3793 Australia

    Third Watermark 1918 (Oct): 10 s. grey & pink, Die II, the three shades (grey & pink, bright aniline pink and pale aniline pink), all in fine unused condition, generally well centred and with large part og. Trivial imperfections, a fine reference set Gi = £ 1'500+.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 3794 Australia

    Third Watermark 1917 (June): £ 1 chestnut & bright blue, a fine unused example, well centred with variety "Watermark Inverted" and part marginal watermark on stamp, fresh colour and fine, large part og. A lovely example of a very scarce stamp Gi = £ 4'500.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 3795 Australia

    Third Watermark 1921: £ 2 purple-black & pale rose, Die II, a fine used example, lightly cancelled by part c.t.o. cds. Gi = £ 2'750.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF

    Lot# : 3796 Australia

    Third Watermark 1921: £ 2 black & rose, Die II, a fine unused example of good strong colour overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Type B), showing variety "Broken Tail to Kangaroo", fine and scarce, large part og.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3797 Australia

    Third Watermark 1921: 10 s. grey & bright pink, £ 1 chocolate & dull blue and £ 2 black & rose, all Die II, the set of three values overprinted SPECIMEN in black (length 14.5 x height 2.5 mm.). Fresh and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 850.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 3798 Australia

    1916/18: 1 d. deep scarlet, Plate 4, a magnificent unused block of twelve (6 x 2), corner marginal from lower left of sheet, with "CA" monogram, of exceptional colour and showing "Watermark Inverted" variety, superb and fresh, large part og. with lower six stamps unmounted og. A wonderful multiple Gi = £ 720+/BW 72A(4)a/z = $ 800+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Fordwater', Spink, London, 9 Nov 2011, lot 221.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF

    Lot# : 3799 Australia

    Rough Unsurfaced Paper, Second Watermark 1916/18: 1 d. carmine-red, a fine unused example from Pane 1, marginal from base of sheet with "CA" monogram, large part og. Scarce. Cert. SPRS (2005) BW 72Pza.rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 173, April 2012, lot 995.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 3800 Australia

    1918/20: Cooke printing ½ d. green, the album page with two marginal blocks of four and two corner blocks of twelve, all showing either the "CA" and "JBC" monograms (two of each), one block showing the "É" flaw in POSTAGE, some splitting on the large "CA" multiple, otherwise fresh and very fine, large part or unmounted og. A scarce group BW 65(4)z,za,zb,zc.rnProvenance: Collection 'Fordwater', Spink, London, 9 Nov 2011, lot 239.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF
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