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Sale No. 64
Internet Sale 64 unsold lots now available for purchase.
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Welcome to our 64th sale, which is an online auction only, comprising 700 lots offering a wide range of Australian and world-wide material.
All Australian Colonies are represented. New South Wales has a good range, with emphasis on a collection of overseas mail from 1860 to 1870. South Australia has several lots of ‘Postage & Revenue’ SPECIMEN stamps, including one sheet signed by Postmaster-General Charles Todd. Tasmania has some fine imperforate classics and covers and from Victoria a highlight is the printing contract for the Campbell & Fergusson Half-Lengths. Western Australia has an unused 6d Sage-green Imperf, a rarely offered stamp.
Australian Commonwealth has a good lot of Kangaroos, highlighted by a block of 24 of the 1d Die 2 plate proof, one of the largest surviving pieces, and a £1 Grey imprint block. The George V Sideface issues include some useful groups of plate varieties, particularly in the 1½d Die I, and three plated 1d Red single-line perf from the Left Plates. An exceptional single rarity is a block of four of the 5d comb perf in a very deep shade. There is a wide range of George VI and Queen Elizabeth II issues, including useful collection lots, die proofs and plate varieties. The Decimal issues include two large lots of 1966 4c plate numbers.
Australian Commonwealth postal history is highlighted by a collection of King George VI usages broken into suitable groups, and an extensive range of aerophilately includes a number of crash covers and covers from interrupted flights. There is also a good range of postal stationery including a number of scarce pieces.
For the Rest of the World there a number of single country collection lots. There is better representation for France, Germany, Great Britain, Mauritius, New Guinea and New Zealand, and a specialised group of Peru including proofs, specimens and postal history. Throughout there are also a number of individual rarities, including Finland 1860-66 5p Black on Buff Error of Colour (a major world rarity), Mauritius 1859 2d Sherwin used, and 2d Dardenne unused, New Guinea 2d Bird of Paradise die proof, New Zealand KGVI die proofs, and Peru 1899 10s postage due used.