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  • Lot# : 3704 Western Australia

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    1854 (Aug 1): Swan 1 d. black, an unused example with good margins all round, slight burr rubbing in margin at base and at top, tiny thin and unobtrusive horizontal bend, with part og. A very rare stamp unused. Cert. RPSL (1984) Gi = £ 1'500.rnProvenance: Collection H. A. Pattiz.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3705 Western Australia

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    1864: Swan 4 d. blue, an unused example with large margins all round in a rich shade, reverse showing "Inverted Offset" with design shifted and showing vertical and horizontal margin, unused without gum. A scarce and appealing stamp. Cert. Ceremuga (2015).
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3706 Western Australia

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    1879: Swan 2 d. mauve, wmk. Crown CC upright, perf. 12½, the ERROR OF COLOUR, issued in yellow, printed in the colour of the 6 d., a fine unused example of excellent colour, unused without gum. An extremely rare stamp and a most appealing example of this rarity. Signed Herbert Bloch. Cert. Ceremuga (2002) Gi = £ 22'000.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3707 Western Australia

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    1879: Swan 2 d. mauve, wmk. Crown CC upright, perf. 12½, the ERROR OF COLOUR, issued in yellow, a fine used example neatly cancelled by 'GPO' oval of bars and part cds at right. Fresh and very fine, a superb example of an extremely rare stamp. Cert. Ceremuga (2005) Gi = £ 15'000.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3708 Western Australia

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    1871/73: 3 d. pale brown, an imperforate block of six (3 x 2) on chalk surfaced card paper, large margins all round, overprinted CANCELLED (Type D7) in black. Scarce and very fine with just one sheet printed thus. Cert. Ceremuga (2012).
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3709 Western Australia

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    1874 (Dec 10): Provisional ONE PENNY in green on Swan 1 d. yellow, perf. 12½, wmk. 'Crown / CC' reversed, a fine unused example of good colour, pinhole at top but a scarce stamp with large part og. Cert. Ceremuga (2019) Gi = £ 750.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3710 Western Australia

    1895: ½ d. on 3 d. cinnamon, surcharged 'Half-Penny' in both red and in green, an unused block of four, fresh and fine, part og. A scarce multiple Gi = £ 440+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3711 Western Australia

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    1882/97; Swan Internal Revenue issue, the complete set of seventeen values printed in dull purple, each stamp with italic manuscript, 37-39 mm. "Specimen" overprint vertically on 1 d., 3 d., 6 d., 1 s., 2 s. 6 d., 3 s., 5 s., 7 s. 6 d., 10 s. and 15 s.; horizontally written on £ 1, £ 1 10 s., £ 5, £ 10, £ 25, £ 50 and £ 100 values, all fresh and very fine, all with large part og. A few minor imperfections but a unique and truly remarkable set. Cert. Ceremuga (2002).
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3712 Western Australia

    1854/1912: The unused collection on leaves with imperforate 1854 1 d. black and 4 d. blue, 1855 1 s. pale brown, 1857 2 d. brown-red variety 'Printed Both Sides' but repaired (cert.), 6 d. black with fair margins for this rarity (cert.), 1860/64 4 d. blue, 6 d. sage, 1861/90 issues with good range from 1 d. to 1 s., 1885/93 definitives unused and five values with SPECIMEN. Condition obviously varies but a valuable and scarce group.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3713 Western Australia

    1854/1912: The used collection on leaves with imperforate 1854 1 d. black and 4 d. blue, 1855 1 s. pale brown with bold "2" numeral obliterator, 1857 2 d. brown on red, 6 d. grey-black,  1860/64 imperf. 2 d. orange, rare 4 d. blue (cert.) and 6 d. sage, thereafter largely complete incl. 1893 Postal Fiscals 1 d. dull purple - 2 s. 6 d. dull purple (this last postally used, with cert.), Telegraph stamps etc. Condition varies but a scarce lot. 
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3714 Western Australia

    1876/1912: Collection on leaves with 1876/81 1 d. ochre imperforate Proof pair on CC paper marginal from base of sheet, 1898 imperforate proof for 6 d. and 1 s. values in issued colours, thereafter with large range of Swan issues collected for cancellations (350+) together with some fine covers/cards (32).
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3715 Western Australia

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    Lake Lefroy Goldfield Bicycle Service 1897 (April): Lithographed at the 'Coolgardie Miner & Pioneer' Printing Office, Lake Lefroy Goldfield 6 d. rose-red on paper with green reverse, perf. 12, a fine unused example with minor thin spots not affecting the appearance. A rare Local issue in much above average quality: this example was acquired from the decendants of a Canadian prospector in 2012, having remained with the family for 116 years. Cert. Ceremuga (2012).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 : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3716 Western Australia

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    Lake Lefroy Goldfield Bicycle Service 1897 (April): Lithographed at the 'Coolgardie Miner & Pioneer' Printing Office, Lake Lefroy Goldfield 6 d. rose-red on paper with green reverse, perf. 12, a fine used example initialled "HM" in purple crayon manuscript (H. Lacey Hiller & Frederick E. Maskell, the organisers of the service) with partial 'Coolgardie / WA' cds in black at left. Two thin spots but a rarity. Cert. Ceremuga (2011).
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3717 Western Australia

    Coolgardie Cycle Express 1895/96: The James Healy first issue 1 s. and 2 s. 6d. blue and the second issue bicoloured set of three, applied to reverse of James A. Healy advertising card for the delivery service, with a full list of names of the cyclist's performing the deliveries and the Mining sites they would deliver to from Coolgardie. Slight faults to advertising side but extremely rare and most unusual.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3718 Western Australia

    Coolgardie Cycle Express 1895/96: The James Healy 1 s. blue used on 1896 cover addressed to Sydney, tied by "Per COOLGARDIE CYCLE EXPRESS CO., / HUNT STREET" in violet and by fine NORSEMAN / WA circular datestamp (Sept 29) in black. The cover has had the Western Australia adhesives removed (probably four Swan ½ d. values), and is struck on reverse with 'Esperanza / WA' cds (Oct 4) and Sydney arrival cds (Oct 15) in black. The sole recorded outwards Cycle Express cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection John Gartner.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3719 Western Australia

    Coolgardie Cycle Express 1895/96: The James Healy 2 s. 6 d. blue used on 1896 incoming cover front from New Zealand franked by 1882-90 1 d. rose horizontal pair tied by 'Feilding' datestamps (June 30) addressed to W. Oldham, Surveyor in Coolgardie, forwarded on to Mount Margaret with notation "Per Healy's Cycle Ex." at upper left, tied by "Per COOLGARDIE CYCLE EXPRESS CO., / HUNT STREET" in violet. Faults but very rare.rnrnNote: This front is from the same correspondence as the "Besançon" cover in our last auction, lot 3726.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3720 Western Australia

    Coolgardie Cycle Express 1896: The James Healy second issue set of three (replacing Cycles with Camels), lithographed by James Vinden of Coolgardie, the bicoloured set of three values in unused blocks of four, with 6 d. brown & green with large part og., 2 s. brown & yellow with some gum loss and slight ink marks on face and 5 s. brown & violet with rounded corner and thin spots on part og., despite the imperfections, an extremely rare set in multiples.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3721 Western Australia

    Coolgardie Cycle Express 1895/96: The James Healy 1 s. and 2 s. 6 d. blue values, each in perforated complete unused sheets of thirty-five (5 x 7), with full sheet margins all round, fresh and very fine but for one or two age spots and minor splitting as usual, full unmounted og. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF
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