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  • Lot# : 3801 Australia

    Multiple Crown over A Watermark 1918/20: 1 d. carmine, a fine unused block of four from base of sheet, divided by interpanneau margin, with full T. S. HARRISON imprint perforated through, fresh and fine, large part og. with upper pair unmounted og. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 3802 Australia

    Cooke Provisional Printing on War Savings Paper 1918 (July 15): 1 d. rose-red, Die III, an unused horizontal strip of three from lower left corner of sheet, with "JBC" monogram, centred to top with fresh colour, minor natural gum bends and large part reinforced og. Scarce and most unusual multiple BW 75Az = $ 3'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Fordwater', Spink, London 9 Nov 2011, lot 248.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 3803 Australia

    Return to Single Watermark 1918/23: 1 d. violet, a fine unused block of eight from base of sheet, divided by interpanneau margin with full T S. HARRISON imprint, creased thought the interpanneau margin as usual, with position 60 (left pane) showing Plate Flaws "RA" of AUSTRALIA joined and position 56 (right pane) with "Kangaroo's Tongue Out". Fresh and fine, unmounted og.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 3804 Australia

    Return to Single Watermark 1918/23: 2 d. brown-orange, a fine unused block of four marginal from base of sheet, divided by interpanneau margin with full T. S. HARRISON imprint perforated through, some reinforcement and thin in margin, large part og, lower pair unmounted og. Scarce BW 95z = $ 1'500.rnrnProvenance: Collection William & Hugh Morgan, Spink, London, 14 Nov 2012, lot 504.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 3805 Australia

    Return to Single Watermark 1918/23: 4 d. violet, a fine unused example showing Plate Flaw "FOUR PENCE" in thinner lettering (Plate 2, Right Pane, Row 2, Stamp 6), fresh and very fine, superb unmounted og. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 475/BW 111(2)e = $ 450.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 3806 Australia

    Return to Single Watermark 1918/23: 1 s. 4 d. pale blue, a fine unused horizontal strip of six marginal from base of sheet, divided by interpanneau margin with full A. J. MULLETT imprint perforated through, sixth stamp with "Damaged "1" at right" Plate Flaw, fresh and very fine, some reinforcement, large part og. Scarce and most attractive multiple.rnrnProvenance: Collection William & Hugh Morgan, Spink, London, 14 Nov 2012, lot 583.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 3807 Australia

    Third Watermark 1923/24: 6 d. chestnut, small unused group with single in a deep shade with "Broken Leg to Kangaroo" variety, the same variety in a pair with normal in a paler shade, and a horizontal pair divided by interpanneau margin with full T. S. HARRISON imprint perforated through, all fresh and fine, large part og.rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 173, April 2012, lot 1003.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 3808 Australia

    Third Watermark 1923/24: 2 s. maroon, Die II, a fine unused block of four, variety "Watermark Inverted", fresh and very fine, well centred and of fresh appearance, some reinforcement but with large part og. and one stamp unmounted og. Extremely rare Gi = £ 9'000+.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800 CHF

    Lot# : 3809 Australia

    Third Watermark 1923/24: £ 1 grey, a fine unused block of four, marginal from base of sheet, divided by interpanneau margin with T. S. HARRISON imprint (not complete) perforated through, fresh deep colour and very fine, with two stamps unmounted og. Rare. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 2'600+.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,600 CHF

    Lot# : 3810 Australia

    Third Watermark 1923/24: The set of three values, 6 d. chestnut, 2 s. maroon and scarce £ 1 grey, all in unused blocks of four, the £ 1 with two stamps affected by vertical crease otherwise fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og. Gi = £ 3'000.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF

    Lot# : 3811 Australia

    1924 (Aug 18)/1926: 1 d. sage green, no wmk., a fine block of 18 divided by interpanneau margin with T. S. HARRISON imprint, together with October 1926  1 d. sage-green in two marginal interpanneau pairs, one with A. J. MULLETT imprint (with "RA" joined in AUSTRALIA variety on left stamp), and the other, perforated through, with JOHN ASH imprint. Fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og. Gi = £ 250+.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3812 Australia

    Multiple Crown & A Watermark 1926/30: 1½ d. scarlet, perf. 14, a fine unused block of four, marginal from base of sheet and divided by interpanneau margin, showing full A. J. MULLETT imprint perforated through, variety "Watermark Inverted", fresh and fine but for light gum crease, large part og. with three stamps unmounted og. Gi = £ 120+/BW 91za = $ 400.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 3813 Australia

    Unfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.

    Lot# : 3814 Australia

    Watermarked Multiple Crown and A 1930: 2 d. golden scarlet, Die III, perf. 13½ x 12½, an unused block of four, variety "No Watermark", of fine fresh appearance, somewhat heavily mounted but extremely rare Gi = £ 5'200+.rnrnProvenance: SG, London, 5 May 1978.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF

    Lot# : 3815 Australia

    1926/30: 4 d. yellow-olive, perf. 13½ x 12½, an unused imprint block of four separated by interpanneau margin, with full JOHN ASH imprint at base, minor vertical bend in margin only, fresh and fine, large part og. with lower pair unmounted og.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 3816 Australia

    Multiple Crown & A Watermark 1926/30: 4½ d. violet, Die I, perf 13½ x 12½, a fine unused block of four, marginal from base of sheet and divided by interpanneau margin, showing full JOHN ASH imprint perforated through, fresh and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 280+/BW 120Az.rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 173, April 2012, lot 1017.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 3817 Australia

    1926/30: 1 s. 4 d. turquoise, perf. 13½ x 12½, a fine unused interpanneau marginal horizontal pair with full JOHN ASH monogram perforated through, fresh and fine, superb og. BW130Az / Gi = £ 240+.rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 173, April 2012, lot 1019.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3818 Australia

    1926/28: Competition Essays, the collection with 1½ d. values (four different) produced for the 'Opening of Parliament' and proposed by A. Y. Shearsby of Yass, NSW; further larger photographic reproduction of a design by E. T. Luke also for the Opening; 1928 Essay for 1½ d. Airmail value with aeroplane, Kangaroo and Emu signed "Kinross, 1928" at base; photographic Essay for 1½ d. value with Kookaburra and offspring by H. Perry on thick card with 'Mirrabooka No.1' at base; another design (Mirrabooka No.2) with Merino Sheep also by Perry; further photographic and ink designs (6) in red or blue submitted during the 1928 Melbourne Philatelic Exhibition. A most interesting collection.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 3819 Australia

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    1927: Essay for the Opening of Parliament House, Canberra 1½ d., hand-painted in red on small card, 28 x 40 mm., with two frames containing POSTAGE under the value, Arms flanked by Kangaroo and Emu and ADVANCE AUSTRALIA above CANBERRA 1927 legend at base. A charming and fine Essay, with original typed letter headed PMG's Department "Canberra Commemorative Postage Stamp Design Competition" written on May 9, 1927 thanking Mr. J. Walker of Glasgow for his design and sending him an unused issued 1½ d. brownish lake together with a used example with 'Canberra' First Day of Issue cds; together with the original envelope sent to Glasgow franked by 1½ d. Official cancelled on May 5, 1927. An extraordinary group.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF

    Lot# : 3820 Australia

    1927 (May 9): Opening of Parliament House, Canberra 1½ d. brownish-lake, block of four with variety "Imperforate Between Vertically", fresh and fine but for one toned perforation at top, superb og. with lower pair unmounted og. A great rarity of Australian philately Gi = £ 24'000.rnrnProvenance: Bridger & Kay auction, 25-26 April 1979, lot 582.
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 17,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3821 Australia

    1927 (May 9): Opening of Parliament House, Canberra, commemorative Booklet with illustration of HMS Renown on reverse, containing two panes of eight 1½ d. brownish-lake (Gi. 105), all individually cancelled by "Canberra" First Day of Issue (May 9, 1927) datestamps in black. The staple slightly rusted but seldom encountered thus.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 3822 Australia

    1929/30: Typographed by J. Ash, wmk. Multiple Crown & A, 6 d. chesnut, Die IIB, a fine unused block of eight from base of sheet divided by interpanneau margin, with full JOHN ASH imprint, fresh and very fine, superb og. with five stamps unmounted og. Gi = £ 280+/BW22z = $ 350+.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 3823 Australia

    1929/30: Typo by John Ash, Multiple Crown & A watermark, the selection of multiples with 6 d. chestnut in blocks of four (2, one is marginal), 9 d. violet in blocks of four (2, one is top marginal), 9 d. violet in a spectacular corner marginal block of twelve from top left corner of the sheet; 1 s. blue-green in a block of four and 2 s. maroon in marginal blocks of four (2). Largely fresh and very fine, large part or unmounted og. Gi. = £ 2'000+.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 3824 Australia

    1929/30: Typo by John Ash, Multiple Crown & A watermark, 5 s. grey & yellow, Die II, a superb unused block of four from upper left of sheet, of excellent colour and large part og. with upper pair unmounted og. A scarce and most attractive multiple Gi. = £ 1'000+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 3825 Australia

    Unfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.

    Lot# : 3826 Australia

    1929/30: £ 2 black & rose, Die II, perf. 12, a used example lightly if unclearly, cancelled in black. Gi = £ 750.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 3827 Australia

    1929/30: Typographed by J. Ash, wmk. Multiple Crown & A, £ 2 black & rose, Die II, a splendid unused block of four from top of sheet, centred to top and of excellent vibrant colour, superb og. A remarkable and lovely multiple Gi = £ 18'000+.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 8,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3828 Australia

    1931/36: ½ d. to 1/4 d., wmk. C of A, perf. 13½ x 12½, the complete set of eight values in blocks of four, seven values in corner blocks of four from top of sheet, the 1½ d. in an interpanneau JOHN ASH imprint block of four, all fresh and very fine, large part or unmounted og. Gi = £ 520+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3829 Australia

    1931/36: ½ d. orange to 1 s. 4 d. turquoise, wmk. C of A, the complete set of eight values, all in unused marginal blocks of four from base of sheet, divided by interpanneau margin, all with full JOHN ASH imprint either imperf. or perforated through, fresh and fine superb og. or unmounted og. A wonderful set Gi = £ 520+.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 3830 Australia

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    1932 (Sept 30): 3 d. ultramarine, Die II, wmk. C of A, perf. 13½ x 12½, a fine example centred to right, variety "Watermark Inverted", fresh and very fine used. A rare stamp with, currently, just 16 examples recorded. Cert BPA (2010). Gi = £ 16'000/BW 109a.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF

    Lot# : 3831 Australia

    Watermark Crown C of A 1931/36: 5 s. grey & yellow, Die II, a fine unused block of four from base of sheet divided by interpanneau margin, with full JOHN ASH imprint, lower right hand stamp with "Open Mouthed Kangaroo" flaw, fresh and fine, large part og. with left hand pair unmounted og. Scarce Gi = £ 680+/BW 46z.rnrnProvenance: Collection Lord Cornwallis, Grosvenor, London, 17 March 2011, lot 189.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900 CHF

    Lot# : 3832 Australia

    Watermark Crown C of A 1931/36: 10 s. grey & pink, Die II, a superb unused horizontal pair from base of sheet divided by interpanneau margin, with full JOHN ASH imprint perforated through, lower right hand stamp with "Open Mouthed Kangaroo" flaw, centred to top but of brilliant vibrant colour and slight browned large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. Rare Gi = £ 1'700+/BW 50z.rnrnProvenance: Collection Lord Cornwallis, Grosvenor, London, 17 March 2011, lot 192.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3833 Australia

    Watermark Crown C of A 1931/36: £ 2 black & rose, Die II, a used horizontal strip of three, some minor staining, cancelled by GPO Melbourne datestamps. Despite minor imperfections a scarce commerical usage Gi = £ 1'800.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 440 CHF

    Lot# : 3834 Australia

    1941: 2½ d. on 2 d. scarlet, an unused horizontal pair, left hand stamp showing "Medallion Flaw", fresh and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 450.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3835 Australia

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    1950 (Sept): Centenary of First Adhesive Postage Stamps in Australia 2½ + 2½ d. maroon, Die Proof on white wove paper mounted in sunken card frame (99 x 85 mm.). Just eight Die Proofs were prepared for presentation purposes. This is numbered "10" and dated in manuscript "5.7.50" on reverse. With letter (addressee's name excised) from PMG's office dated 23 August 1950. Very rare.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3836 Australia

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    1955 (Oct): South Australia Stamp Centenary 3½ d. green, Die Proof on white wove paper mounted in sunken card frame (88 x 115 mm.), Just eight Die Proofs were prepared for presentation purposes. This is numbered "50" and dated in manuscript "12.9.55" on reverse. With letter (addressee's name excised) from PMG's office dated 18 October 1955. The Proof with stain at top but very rare BW 330DP(1) = $ 3'000.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3837 Australia

    1957 (Nov): Christmas 3½ d. red and 4 d. purple, Die Proofs on white wove paper, both mounted in sunken card frames (125 x 90 mm.), the 3½ d. with some aging within the frame and the 4 d. very fine. Eight Die Proofs were prepared for presentation purposes, the 3½ d. is numbered "14" on reverse and the 4 d. numbered "21", each dated "20.8.57" in manuscript. Some staining on reverse where mounted into album but very rare. BW338DP(1)+339DP(1) = $ 6'000.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3838 Australia

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    1960 (Nov): Queensland Stamp Centenary 5 d. deep myrtle green, Die Proof on white wove paper mounted in sunken frame (88 x 95 mm.). Eleven Die Proofs were prepared for presentation purposes. This is numbered "32" on reverse and dated in manuscript "12.7.60" in ink. Rare and most attractive, with part letter from the PMG's department but the addressee's name excised BW 380DP(1) = $ 3'000.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 350 CHF

    Lot# : 3839 Australia

    1913/30: Collection with early Commonwealth period largely unused unless stated, including 1913 5 s. grey & yellow used with single and cto pair, 1918/20 Cooke printing ½ d. block of four and a pair with "Thin 1 in Fraction" variety, 1 d. single examples (7), 1½ d. brown in both shades (4, one with inverted wmk.), 1918/23 with set of eleven and duplication including 4 d. ultramarine with inverted wmk., 1923/24 6 d. in ASH and MULLETT imprint blocks of four, 2 s. in ASH and MULLETT imprint pairs and scarce £ 1 grey; 1924 set with 1 d. sage in A. J. MULLETT imprint block of eight, 1½ d. with HALEPENCE variety in block of six, 3 d. dull ultramarine in a marginal block of four, 4 d. olive-yellow in a marginal block of eight, 1926/30 with set of eight to 1 s. 4 d. including 2 d. red brown in a A. J. MULLETT marginal imprint block of eight; perf. 13½ x 12½ set of eleven to 1 s. 4 d. including marginal 3 d. dull ultramarine with wmk. inverted variety. Generally fine, a splendid collection for the specialist (128 items incl. 30 blocks of four or larger).
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3840 Australia

    1927/1971: Unused collection, with a fine basic run of issues mostly in blocks of four, with 1928 Kookaburra 3 d. blue sheetlets of four in a block of four (Gi MS106a) and a further sheet containing nine blocks of four; 1929 Centenary 1½ d., Plates 1-4 NW corner blocks of four and imprint block of eighteen with re-entry; 1931/36 'C of A' set to 1/4 d. complete and 'Roo values complete to £ 1 grey and 10 s. £ 2 values in SPECIMEN set of three (3 sets); 1931 Kingsford Smith re-entry on 3 d., 1932 Lyrebird block of four; Sydney Harbour Bridge 5 s. imprint strip of three (minor perf. split and gum aged); 1934 Macarthur 2 d. Type II, 3 d and 9 d. in John Ash imprint blocks, Silver Jubilee set in blocks (2 sets), 1938/49 £ 1 bluish slate in blocks of four (3, one with imprint) and single optd. SPECIMEN (Gi 178s = £ 800), 1930 2 d. with 'Tail Flaw' used, 1940 Imperial Forces set in imprint blocks, 1948/1951 5 s. - £ 2 in imprint blocks (thus the £ 2 green showing the 'Roller Flaw' variety on two stamps) and Specimen set of three etc. A fine highly catalogued collection mostly in the foremost quality.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3841 Australia

    Postage Dues 1902 (July 1): 6 d. emerald-green, wmk. Crown over NSW upright, perf 11½, 12, a fine unused block of four, of superb colour and centering, full unmounted og. Gi = £ 200+.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 130 CHF

    Lot# : 3842 Australia

    Postage Dues 1902/04: 3 d. emerald-green, wmk. Crown over NSW upright, perf 11½, 12, a fine used block of four, cancelled 'Perth / WA' cds's (Oct 3, 1907) in black. A scarce and attractive multiple Gi = £ 400.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 3843 Australia

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    Postage Dues 1902/04: 10 s. dull green, wmk. Crown over NSW upright, perf 11, an unused example, centred slightly to right, of good colour, fresh and fine, large part og. A choice example of a rare stamp. Copy of cert. Nussbaum (1978) Gi = £ 2'000.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 3844 Australia

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    Postage Dues 1902/04: 20 s. dull green, wmk. Crown over NSW upright, perf 11, an unused example of good colour and centering for the issue, fresh and fine, full unmounted og. An exquisite example of a very rare stamp. Cert. Nussbaum (1978) Gi = £ 4'250.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800 CHF

    Lot# : 3845 Australia

    Postage Dues 1906/08: ½ d. green, wmk. Crown over A, perf. compound 11½ or 12 with 11, a superb unused pane of fifty (5 x 10) from top left hand corner of the sheet, fresh colour and very fine, most stamps unmounted og. A very rare large multiple Gi = £ 750.rn 
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3846 Australia

    Postage Dues 1902/04: 1 d. dull green, wmk. Crown over NSW upright, perf 11 all round, a fine used example of good colour, lightly cancelled by barred obliterator in black. An extremely scarce stamp Gi = £ 1'100.rnrnProvenance: Collection Martin West, Grosvenor, London, 4 Oct 2012, lot 313.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF

    Lot# : 3847 Australia

    Postage Dues 1907: The set from ½ d. to 6 d., wmk. Crown over double lined A, perf. 11½ x 11, the fine unused set of five values, all of good colour and centering, the 6 d. with slight surface spot, large part og. Rare Gi = £ 900.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3848 Australia

    Postage Dues 1909: Stroke after Value, 2/- dull green, wmk. Crown over A, perf. 11, a fine unused example of resonant colour, well centred and superb og. A superb example of a rare stamp Gi = £ 1'000.rnrnProvenance: SG Auction, London, 28-30 June 1978, lot 227.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3849 Australia

    Postage Dues 1908/09: 10/- dull green, stroke after value, perf. 11, an unused example of this scarce stamp, with part marginal watermark, of good appearance, without gum Gi = £ 2'500.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 3850 Australia

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    Postage Dues 1913/23: 3 d. rosine & apple green (1916 printing), wmk. Crown and double lined A, perf. 14, variety "Watermark Sideways", a fine used example centred to right, lightly cancelled in New South Wales (June 9, 1922) in black. Extremely rare. Cert. Ceremuga (2008) Gi = £ 4'500/BW D100a.rnrnProvenance: Collection Martin West, Grosvenor, London, 4 Oct 2012, lot 338.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF

    Lot# : 3851 Australia

    Postage Dues 1931/36: Bicoloured 3 d. carmine & yellow-green, a fine unused block of four from base of sheet, divided by interpanneau margin with full JOHN ASH imprint, unmounted og. Scarce and choice multiple Gi = £ 300+.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3852 Australia

    Postage Dues 1953/59: 2 s. carmine & deep green, the rare shade in a fine used block of four. Scarce Gi = £ 520+.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 3853 Australia

    Postage Dues 1902/1960: The wonderful primarily unused collection with 1902 set of eight values unused with further blocks of four of the 4 d. and 6 d. values, 1902/04 5 s. - 2 s. values unused, 5 d., 1 s. and 2 s. optd. SPECIMEN in black, seventeen stamps optd. SPECIMEN in black and further optd. ULTRAMAR in blue by Portuguese receiving authority on receipt from the UPU; 1909/10 set of eleven to £ 1. with additional 5 s. in corner block of four and £ 1 cto used; 1913/23 set to £ 1 incl. corner block of six of the 1 s. with monogram; 1922/30 set of eight incl. imprint multiples and the 4 d. in a block of 28 from lower right of sheet; 1931/36 with set of seven incl. additional multiples; 1938 set of seven incl. additional multiples; 1946/57 redrawn set of ten with additional multiples; 1953/59 set of three high values in blocks of four; 1958/60 set in multiples etc. A delightful and extremely valuable lot with viewing a pleasure.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200 CHF

    Lot# : 3854 Australia

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    Officials 1913 (Jan-April): 1 d. red, Die I, Plate C, a fine unused block of twelve (6 x 2) punctured 'O.S.', from lower right corner of the sheet with "JBC" monogram, superb colour, a few minor bends, mounted in margin only, stamps superb unmounted og. Rare and most attractive multiple. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) ACSC 2ba(C)zb.rnProvenance: Collection 'Fordwater', Spink, London, 9 Nov 2011, lot 59.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF

    Lot# : 3855 Australia

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    1913 (Jan): 1 d. red, Die II, punctured 'OS', an unused marginal example with "CA" monogram, fresh and fine, superb large part og. Scarce thus. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) ACSC 3ba/za / Gi = £ 48+.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 190 CHF

    Lot# : 3856 Australia

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    Officials 1913 (Jan-April): 2 d. grey, Die I, Plate 2, an unused horizontal strip of three punctured 'O.S.', marginal from lower left corner of the sheet with "CA" monogram, fresh and fine appearance, some hinge reinforcements as the stamps were added to the margins by the printer, believed to be an Official repair to a faulty sheet, part og. A scarce multiple. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) ACSC  5(2)z/bb = $ 1'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Fordwater', Spink, London, 9 Nov 2011, lot 62.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 3857 Australia

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    Officials 1914: ½ d. yellow-green, Die I, Plate 2, punctured 'O.S.' (Type 2), a fine unused block of six from lower left corner of the sheet, "CA" monogram, fresh and very attractive with upper left stamp showing 'Break in Shading over 'U' of Australia', large part og. with five stamps unmounted og. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) ACSC 1(2)z/bd = $ 500+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Arthur Gray, Feb 2007.rn                        Collection 'Fordwater', Spink, London, 9 Nov 2011, lot 73.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 3858 Australia

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    1914: 2½ d. indigo, Die II, wmk. 1st Crown / A, a fine unused marginal block of four, punctured 'OS', fresh colour and most attractive, large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) ACSC 9bb / Gi. = £ 1'500+.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 3859 Australia

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    Officials 1914: 2½ d. indigo, Die II, punctured 'O.S.' (Type 2), an unused block of eight (4 x 2) from lower left corner of the sheet, "JBC" monogram, fresh and fine with left two stamps showing 'heavy coastline to WA', large part og. with six stamps unmounted og. Rare and most attractive multiple. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) ACSC 9bb(2)d/z / Gi = £ 3'000.rn 
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400 CHF

    Lot# : 3860 Australia

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    1914: 3 d. olive-green, Die II, a fine unused block of four, punctured 'OS', well centred and very fresh, large part og. A very scarce multiple. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) ACSC 12bs / Gi. = £ 3'000+.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400 CHF

    Lot# : 3861 Australia

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    Officials 1914: 3 d. olive, Die I, punctured 'O.S.' (Type 2), a fine unused block of four, well centred and of good colour, large part og. Scarce multiple. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) Gi = £ 720+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 3862 Australia

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    Officials 1915: 6 d. ultramarine, Die II, second watermark, an unused corner block of four, punctured 'O.S.' (Type 2), of excellent colour and showing additional line of horizontal perforations at top, fresh and fine, minor splitting, one tiny tone spot otherwise full unmounted og. Rare. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) Gi = £ 1'700/ACSC 18b/ba.rnrnProvenance: Collection William & Hugh Morgan, Spink, London,13 Nov 2012, lot 156.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF

    Lot# : 3863 Australia

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    Starting bid : Bid
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3864 Australia

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    1914/20: 1 d. rose-carmine in a 'dry' shade, Die I, wmk. 2nd Crown / A, comb perf. 14¼ x 14, a fine unused block of four on smooth paper, punctured 'OS', lower right stamp with 'damaged lower right frame' variety, fresh and very fine, large part og. A scarce and attractive multiple. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) ACSC 71Lbb(3)g.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 3865 Australia

    1914/20: 1 d. rose-carmine in a 'dry' shade, Die I, wmk. 2nd Crown / A, comb perf. 14¼ x 14, a fine unused block of four on smooth paper, punctured 'OS', fresh and very fine, large part og. A scarce and attractive multiple. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) ACSC 71Lbb/ca.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 3866 Australia

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    Officials 1915/28: 2 d. grey, Die I, third watermark, an unused example, punctured 'O.S.' (Type 2), marginal from base of sheet with "CA" monogram, superb large part og. Scarce and most attractive. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) ACSC 7(1)zb/ba.rnrnProvenance: Collection Lord Cornwallis, Grosvenor, London, 17 March 2011, lot 328.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3867 Australia

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    Officials 1915/28: 3 d. olive, Die I, third watermark, an unused horizontal pair, punctured 'O.S.' (Type 2), marginal from base of sheet with "CA" monogram, superb unmounted og. Scarce and most attractive. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) ACSC 13b(2)za.rnProvenance: Collection Lord Cornwallis, Grosvenor, London, 17 March 2011, lot 330.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 190 CHF

    Lot# : 3868 Australia

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    1915/28: 3 d. olive-green, Die I, wmk. 1st Crown / A inverted, a fine unused block of four, punctured 'OS', well centred and of good colour, corner crease on one stamo not affecting appearance, large part og. A very scarce multiple. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) ACSC 13a/b / Gi. = £ 560+.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 3869 Australia

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    Starting bid : Bid
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3870 Australia

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    1916/28: 9 d. violet, Die II, wmk. Crown / A, perf. 12, a fine unused block of four punctured 'OS', of excellent centering and colour, fresh and fine but for two diagonal gum creases unapparent on face; large part or, lower pair, unmounted og. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) ACSC 26ba/Gi = £ 380+.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 3871 Australia

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    Officials 1915/28: 2 s. red-brown (Aniline), Die II, third watermark, an unused example, punctured 'O.S.' (Type 2), centred to left but of excellent colour and unmounted og. An extremely elusive stamp. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) Gi. = £ 2'250/ACSC 37Gba = $ 3'000.rnProvenance: Collection 'Fordwater', Spink, London, 9 Nov 2011, lot 150.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF

    Lot# : 3872 Australia

    Officials 1915/28: 5 s. grey & yellow, third watermark, a fine used block of eight (2 x 4) from top right corner of the sheet, punctured 'O.S.' (Type 2), cancelled by Melbourne datestamps in black. Note first stamp at top of block with "Forked Tail to Kangaroo" variety. A scarce and most appealing multiple Gi = £ 550+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 3873 Australia

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    Officials 1915/28: 10 s. grey & pink, third watermark, an unused block of four, marginal from base of sheet, punctured 'O.S.' (Type 2), with "JBC" monogram, fresh colour and appearance, superb large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. A most attractive multiple: just this block of four and a block of six are recorded on the OS 10 s. value with monogram. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) Gi = £ 4'800/ACSC 48ba/zb = $ 60'000+.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 18,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3874 Australia

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    Officials 1914/21: 1 d. carmine-red, second watermark, rough paper, comb perf. 14¼ x 14, punctured 'O.S.' (Type 2), a fine unused horizontal pair showing Die I and Die II adjacent, in a deep shade, large part og. Rare. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) ACSC 72P(1)ic/Gi = £ 1'100.rnrnProvenance: Collection Martin West, Grosvenor, London, 4 Oct 2012, lot 292.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 480 CHF

    Lot# : 3875 Australia

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    1916/20: 1 d. rosine, Die II, 2nd. watermark, rough paper, comb perf. 14¼ x 14, punctured 'OS', a fine unused example centred to right, superb large part og. A scarce stamp. Cert. Ceremuga (201) ACSC 72Ibb(1)ic/Gi = £ 750.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 3876 Australia

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    Officials 1916/20: 1 d. rosine on rough paper, second watermark, Die and Die II, Plate 1, comb perf. 14¼ x 14, perforated 'O.S.', an unused block of twelve from lower right corner of sheet, with second and third vertical rows being Die II (Gi = £ 750 each), showing "JBC" monogram below position 58, fresh and very fine, perforations reinforced, large part og. Cert Ceremuga (2018). Gi = £ 1'500+/BW 72I(1)ic/zb.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800 CHF

    Lot# : 3877 Australia

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    1918/20: 1 d. deep red (Aniline), punctured 'O.S.', Multiple Crown over A Watermark, a superb unused example of fresh colour and superb og. A very rare stamp. Cert SPRS (2004) Gi = unlisted/BW 74Eb = $ 400.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Fordwater', Spink, London 9 Nov 2011, lot 247.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 3878 Australia

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    Officials 1918/23: 2 d. bright rose-scarlet, second watermark, perf. 14, punctured 'O.S.' (Type 2), a superb unused example, variety "Watermark Inverted", fresh and fine, unmounted og. Rare. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) ACSC 96Ca/b / Gi = £ 1'300.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 3879 Australia

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    Starting bid : Bid
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3880 Australia

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    1924: 1½ d. scarlet-red, Die I, 2nd. wmk. Crown / A inverted, a fine unused example punctured 'OS', variety: "Printed on the Gummed Side", fresh and very fine, both sides of stamp unmounted og. Rare. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) ACSC 89c/Gi = £ 375.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 3881 Australia

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    1924: 4½ d. violet, Die I, wmk. Crown / A, perf. 14, punctured 'OS', a fine interpanneau marginal pair with full T.S.HARRISON imprint at base, fresh and very fine, large part og. An attractive and scarce multiple. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) ACSC 118b/z / Gi = 525+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3882 Australia

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    1926/30: 2 d. red-brown, Die I, wmk. Crown / A, comb perf. 14¼ x 14, punctured 'OS', a fine unused example centred to right, fresh and fine, unmounted og. Cert. Ceremuga (2019) ACSC 98ba/Gi = £ 250.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 3883 Australia

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    1926/30: 1 d. green, wmk. multiple Crown, perf. 13½ x 12½, a fine unused strip of three, interpanneau marginal at left, Die I-II-II se-tenant, punctured 'OS', fresh and very fine, unmounted og. A rare and most attractive multiple. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) ACSC 81(1)ic/Gi = 320+.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 3884 Australia

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    Officials 1929/30: 6 d. chestnut, Die IIB, wmk. Multiple Crown and A, punctured 'O.S.' (Type 2), an unused block of eight divided by interpanneau margin with full JOHN ASH imprint, fresh and fine, some black paper adherence on gum of one stamp, others superb large part og. or unmounted og. Cert. Ceremuga (2017) ACSC 22b(4)z / Gi = £ 320+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 3885 Australia

    Officials 1929 (Sept 28): Centenary of Western Australia 1½ d. dull scarlet, punctured 'O.S.', an unused block of eight from base of sheet with full JOHN ASH imprint, fresh and fine with seven stamps unmounted og. Gi = £ 200+.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 3886 Australia

    Officials 1931/33: Overprinted 'OS' in black, the unused collection on leaves with Kingsford Smith 2 d. and 3 d., Kangaroo 6 d. chesnut in a block of four, Sydney Harbour Bridge 2 d. and 3 d. in imprint blocks of four, 1 s. Lyre Bird in corner block of four etc. A fine and attractive lot (27 items) Gi = £ 1'750+.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 480 CHF

    Lot# : 3887 Australia

    Officials 1932 (April): Superb Lyrebird 1 s. green, an extraordinary unused block of sixty (6 x 10) with sheet margins on three sides, fresh and very fine, large part or unmounted og. A magnificent and extremely rare multiple Gi = £ 3'000+.
    Starting bid : 800 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3888 Australia

    Officals 1914/30: Punctured 'OS' unused collection on leaves with 1914/21 4 d. (2), 1915/28  3 d. pair Die IIB, 6 d. ultramarine Die II, 1 s. Die IIB, 1916/20 with 1 d. values, 1918/20 with 1½ d., (4 different), 1918/23 with values to 2 s., 1926/30 perf. 12½ 1 d. sage, 4½ d. violet, 1926/30 perf. 13½ x 12½ range incl. 1 d., 2 d., 3 d. Die II in a block of four incl. position 33 and 38 varieties, 4 d. and 5 d. Die II; 1929/30 9 d. violet, 1 s. blue-green; two with certs. Ceremuga (2018).rn 
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF

    Lot# : 3889 Australia

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    British Commonwealth Occupation Force / Japan 1946 (Oct 12)-1947: The complete unused set of seven values, with additional stamps (5) incl. ½ d. with "Wrong font to 6" variety, 1 d. in an unused block of four with blue-black opt. (cert. BPA, 1957), 3 d. with double surcharge variety unused with RPSV cert. (Gi J3a = £ 1'200), 1 s. grey-green with "Wrong font to 6" variety and both types of the 5 s. claret; largely fresh and fine, large part og. Gi = £ 2'200+.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 3890 Australia

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    British Commonwealth Occupation Force / Japan 1946 (Oct 12)-1947: 6 d. purple-brown, a fine unused block of four from base of sheet, second stamp showing "Wrong font to 6" variety, left pane, row 9, stamp 4, and lower left stamp showing 'Wrong font to 1" variety, superb og. with lower pair unmounted og. A scarce positional multiple. Cert. Ceremuga (2018) ACSC J4+J4h+J4i / Gi = £ 375+.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 3891 Australia

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    British Commonwealth Occupation Force / Japan 1946 (Oct 12)-1947: 5 s. claret on thin rough paper, a fine unused block of four from lower left of sheet with full imprint, couple of minor wrinkles, superb og. with three stamps unmounted og. Cert. Ceremuga (2018). Scarce ACSC J8za / Gi = £ 440+.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 3892 New Guinea

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    Setting 12 / GRI and Value 6 mm. Apart 1914 (Oct 17): 1 d. on 3 pf. brown, Setting 12, position 5A, a fine unused example of good colour from this rare Setting, with variety "1" with straight serif: "I" for "1" in "1 d.", fresh and very fine with large part og. A rarity of which Gibbs recorded just 5 unused examples. Cert. Holcombe (1998) Gi = £ 3'500.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF

    Lot# : 3893 New Guinea

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    Setting 12 / GRI and Value 6 mm. Apart 1914 (Oct 17): 1 d. on 3 pf. brown, Setting 12, position D, a fine unused example of good colour from this rare Setting, with variety "1" with straight serif: "I" for "1" in "1 d.", tiny hinge thin at top not detracting from appearance, fresh and very fine with large part og. A rarity of which Gibbs recorded just 5 unused examples. Signed Kilian. Cert. Holcombe (1990) which has been further annotated in pencil by Hoffman Giesecke Gi = £ 3'500.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF

    Lot# : 3894 New Guinea

    Setting 1 / GRI and Value 6 mm. Apart 1914 (Oct 17): 1 d. on 5 pf. green, Setting 1, positions 1-2/1-2, a splendid unused block of four, the two left hand stamps in the block showing the "Short 1" variety, fresh and very fine, large part og. with the lower pair unmounted og. Rare and most appealing multiple Gi = £ 870+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Tim Rybak, Belgrave, Melbourne, 26 April 2008, lot 79.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3895 New Guinea

    Setting 1 / GRI and Value 6 mm. Apart 1914 (Oct 17): 1 d. on 5 pf. green, a fine used example on 1914 cover addressed to Colonel E. F. Wallack in Sydney, tied by RABAUL / NOV 14 1914 datestamp in violet (Gibbs type 3). The reverse of the cover with typed "I hereby certify that the stamp attached to this envelope is one of the original sixteen sets surcharged by the Military Government on the Occupation of German New Guinea (signed) Walter Fry, Captain, Treasurer". Fresh and fine, a scarce and attractive cover.rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 143, May 2005, lot 4750.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 3896 New Guinea

    Setting 1 / GRI and Value 6 mm. Apart 1914 (Oct 17): 1 d. on 5 pf. green, Setting 1, positions 5/5 repeated, a used vertical pair on registered cover addressed to Carl Weller (the German Postal Secretary in Rabaul prior to the surrender) with the 1 d. pair cancelled by RABAUL / *Oct 17 1914* datestamp in violet (Gibbs type 2) of First Day of Issue; with, added at a later date at left, Rabaul 3 d. Registration label (Gibbs 33, Setting A, position 1) cancelled by "Rabaul" handstamp in violet (Gibbs type 5). See Gibbs page 95 for a similar philatelic cover.rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 143, May 2005, lot 4751.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF

    Lot# : 3897 New Guinea

    Setting 1 / GRI and Value 6 mm. Apart 1914 (Oct 17): 2 d. on 10 pf. carmine, Setting 1, positions 3-10, a fine unused horizontal strip of eight, marginal from top of sheet, with position 10 showing variety "1" for "I" in GRI, creased through perfs. in two columns and some separation but superb og. or unmounted og. A very fine reference strip and an extremely scarce multiple. Signed Kosack Gi = £ 1'000+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Robert M. Gibbs, Corinphila sale 78, 27 Sept 1988, lot 1754.rn                       Corinphila sale 137, May 2003, lot 2376.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 3898 New Guinea

    Setting 1 / GRI and Value 6 mm. Apart 1915 (Feb 27): 2½ d. on 10 pf. carmine, Setting 1, positions 8-9/8-9, a fine unused block of four, marginal from top of sheet, superb og. with left hand vertical pair unmounted og. A fine and scarce multiple Gi = £ 380+.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3899 New Guinea

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    Setting 9 / GRI and Value 6 mm. Apart 1914 (Oct 17): 2½ d. on 10 pf. carmine, Setting 9, position 3, a fine used example, cancelled by late usage of 'Rabaul' cds (Gibbs type 10) in black, showing the major variety "Missing Fraction Bar in ½" which only exists on this setting. Holcombe recorded less than 10 examples of the 10 pf. Illustrated in Gibbs GRI handbook on page 66 - he records just 2 used examples known. An extremely rare and fine stamp. Cert. Holcombe (1998) Gibbs 5a/Gi = £ 3'500.rnProvenance: Collection Robert M. Gibbs, Corinphila sale 78, Sept 1988, lot 1758.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 3900 New Guinea

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    Setting 12 / GRI and Value 6 mm. Apart 1914 (Oct 17): 2½ d. on 20 pf. ultramarine, Setting 12, position 1C, a fine unused example of good colour with the characteristic "I" in GRI similar to the lower case "1" found in position 10 of the Setting 1 and "Small stop after "I" in GRI", fresh and fine, large part og. Very few recorded examples exist, this stamp illustrated in Gibbs on page 40 and discussed on page 41 of the handbook. Signed Champion. Cert. Holcombe (1990) Gi = £ 110+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF
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