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    Lot 175
    Estimate: $250T Realised Price : $190

    1885-93 Watermark Crown CA d (2 shades), 1d, 2d (2 shades), 2 (2 shades), 4d, 5d, 6d (2 shades), few with gum creases, mostly fine to very fine and mostly MUH. SG 94-102, cat 305+ (12)


    Lot 176
    Estimate: $60

    1885-93 Watermark Crown CA (sideways) 1d Carmine (with surface scrape at top) and 2d Grey (ironed out crease), both with variety 'Watermark Sideways Inverted' (Crown to Right of CA). SG 95w,96w, cat 155 (2)


    Lot 177
    Estimate: $275T

    1885-93 Watermark Crown CA 1/- Pale Olive-green block of 8 (bottom right unit with defective corner), and 1/- Olive-green block of 9 (perfs trimmed at right, and a few tone spots on reverse), both cancelled 'R' in circle. Unusual and scarce multiples in the two catalogued shades


    Lot 178
    Estimate: $80T Realised Price : $60

    Punctured Officials: 1861 2d Blue Perf 14, and 1865 1d Ochre with 3mm hole, and 1865 1d Bistre and 4d Carmine with 4mm hole, 4d with a couple of perf defects, otherwise fine used (4)


    Lot 179
    Estimate: $12,500

    1843 (17 Apr) entire headed 'Australind 17 April 1843' addressed to Hebdon Bridge, Yorkshire and endorsed (inside) 'p Phantom to Mauritius' (the Phantom left Port Leschenault [later Bunbury] on 20 April directly for Mauritius). Struck with the chamfered boxed 'SHIP LETTER/Crown/WESTERN AUSTRALIA/PAID' of Bunbury with mss date 'April 20 1843' inserted. From Mauritius the letter was directed to India (Calcutta backstamp in red, 26 JUL 1843), and with Liverpool arrival backstamp of 26 NO 43. Rated '4(d)' in red as a paid ship letter, with '8(d)' due from addressee. Some staining, but the earlier of only two recorded examples of the Bunbury ship letter handstamp (the other in red dated 1848). Ex Dr Cecil Walkley, and a major W.A. pre-stamp rarity


    Lot 180
    Estimate: $150

    1898-1900 registered official covers bearing fine strikes of Land Titles Department Frank Stamp, unclaimed at Perth and with wide variety of related, often contrasting postal markings, one opened officially and resealed utilising contemporary stamp selvedge, including Control (!) from d (2 covers)


    Lot 181
    Estimate: $40

    1903 (2 Dec) picture postcards (2) addressed to London and posted on board ship bound for Australia, each franked with GB 1d KEVII tied by Fremantle 'PO' duplex and with handstruck 'PAQUEBOT', one very worn type approx 45mm long between lines, the other a fine strike 56 x 8mm without lines, former with small tear repaired by sellotape. An interesting pair showing the use of two different types of 'PAQUEBOT' mark at Fremantle on the same day on mail presumably off the same boat (2)


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