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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, DECIMAL ISSUES, 1971-80 ISSUES

    Lot 646
    Estimate: $1,200

    1972 Rehabilitation 18c horizontal strip of 5, second unit error 'Orange Partly Omitted', third unit error 'Orange Almost Completely Omitted' (merest trace at top right). BW 597cc, cat AU$3500 (2002)

     

    Lot 647
    Estimate: $60 Realised Price : $46

    1972 7c Overland Telegraph Centenary on Australia Post FDC cancelled commemorative Adelaide ds, the FDC showing variety 'Magenta Misplaced 3mm to Left', spectacular

     

    Lot 648
    Estimate: $30

    1972 Munich Olympic Games set in matching Perth FDI cancelled blocks of 4 on Post Office 'Wattle' long generic FDCs (4), unaddressed, very scarce

      

    Lot 649
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $210

    1974 Christmas 10c (2) and 35c (2) affixed to publicity card, very fine. BW681x, cat AU$150

     

    Lot 650
    Estimate: $350

    1975 18c Helichrysum Definitive vertical strip of 10 error 'Black Omitted' from Rows 3-10, Row 2 showing partial omission, fresh MUH. BW 725Ca, cat AU$600 (2002)

     

    Lot 651
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $210

    1975 18c Helichrysum Definitive two sheets of 100, one showing the first four stamps in the bottom row with partial 'Offset of all Colours', the other with the same four stamps showing partial "Offset of Brown Only' (couple of marginal creases). BW 725cj,ck, cat $50 per stamp

     

    Lot 652
    Estimate: $350

    1975 45c Callistemon Definitive vertical strip of 5 from lower left corner of sheet, error 'Dull Yellow-green Omitted' from third unit, fourth unit with partial omission, superb MUH. BW 727ce, cat AU$750 (2002)

     

    Lot 653
    Estimate: $320

    1975 45c Callistemon definitive vertical strip of 5 from base of sheet, error 'Dull Yellow-green Omitted' from third unit, with slight omission from unit above. BW 727cd, cat AU$750 (2002)

     

    Lot 654
    Estimate: $300

    1975 45c Callistemon vertical strip of 4 from bottom of sheet, second unit error 'Dull Yellow-green omitted', third unit partly omitted, superb MUH. BW 727ce, cat AU$750 (2002)

     

    Lot 655
    Estimate: $270

    1975 45c Callistemon Definitive vertical pair from left of sheet, lower unit error 'Dull Yellow-green Omitted' with slight omission from upper unit. BW772cd, cat AU$750 (2002)

     

    Lot 656
    Estimate: $1,600

    1976 Olympic Games 40c horizontal strip of 5, fourth and fifth units error 'Black Omitted', fresh MUH, only ten strips exist. BW 745ca, cat AU$3500

     

    Lot 657
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $460

    1977 Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, a study mounted on leaves of the 18c and 45c first (trial) printings by the Government Printer, Sydney, which comprised only 2% of the total printings. Including an 18c Imperforate pair (cat AU$200) and 45c Imperforate Plate Proof block of 4 (cat AU$1000), studies of the marginal colour control markings, colour variation on the 18c, and with 18c vertical block of 18 from the right side of Sheet C (on uncoated paper) showing no colour control markings in top and bottom selvedge (very rare). An exceptional group that would be difficult to duplicate (781 x 18c, 30 x 45c)

          

    Lot 658
    Estimate: $100

    1977 Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II 18c printing by Government Printer, Sydney, pane of 50 from Sheet B (Left Pane) showing colour control markings in top selvedge, a few tone spots in lower selvedge otherwise fine. Very scarce, this printing comprised only 2% of the total printed. BW 765zb, undercatalogued at AU$50++

     

    Lot 659
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1977 Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II 18c a collection mounted on leaves of the Norman J. Field printings from Plates 2 and 3, with detailed notes, and including detailed studies of the different marginal colour control markings and plate varieties, all very fine MUH. (209)

         

    Lot 660
    Estimate: $1,200

    1977 Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II 18c block of 30 error 'Imperforate' showing colour control markings in lower selvedge, heavy horizontal and vertical creases affect ten stamps, and with a few other minor blemishes. From the uncut sheet said to have gone astray at Tullamarine Airport en route to the Note Printing Branch for perforation. BW 765b, cat AU$3000

     

    Lot 661
    Estimate: $2,500

    1977 Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II 18c pane of 50 error 'Imperforate', few minor wrinkles and one stamp with mark on reverse otherwise fresh MUH. From the printer's sheet said to have gone astray at Tullamarine Airport en route to the Note Printing Branch for perforation. Almost certainly the largest surviving multiple. BW 765b, cat AU$5000

     

    Lot 662
    Estimate: $400

    1977 Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II 18c variety 'Offset of Blue and Black' superb MUH block of 4. BW 765c, cat AU$1000 (2002)

     

    Lot 663
    Estimate: $800

    1977 Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II 45c Imperforate Plate Proof gutter block of 8 on thin card showing colour control markings in gutter. One uncut printers sheet of 200 reached the market. BW 766PP(1), cat AU$2000+

     

    Lot 664
    Estimate: $800 Realised Price : $600

    1977 Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II 45c Imperforate Plate Proof in issued colour in thin card, a vertical gutter block of 8 from the right side of the sheet with very wide right selvedge and colour control markings in gutter, few very minor wrinkles. BW 766PP(1), cat AU$2000+

     

    Lot 665
    Estimate: $100

    1977 18c Parliament House Anniversary on Australia Post FDC cancelled at Grenfell Street Adelaide, showing error 'Illustration at Left Omitted', with normal FDC for comparison

     

    Lot 666
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,150

    1978 Australian Aviators 18c Charles Ulm block of 10 from top of sheet, upper row error 'Imperforate' fresh MUH. BW 793b, cat AU$12500 (but see footnote stating the additional sheets believed to exist but not in the market in 2002)

     

    Lot 667
    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $105

    1979 Australian Steam Locomotives undenominated coarse screen proofs of the 35c and 50c designs, with defacing white line at lower left, vertical pairs of each, fine but of uncertain status (4)

      

    Lot 668
    Estimate: $70 Realised Price : $55

    1979 55c Australian Steam Locomotives horizontal pair with paper join, very fine MUH and scarce. BW 847b, cat AU$75+ (2002)

     

    Lot 669
    Estimate: $1,000

    1980 National Stamp Week miniature sheet error 'Imperforate' (blind perforations) on lower two units, upper unit completely imperforate, fresh MUH. BW 879b, cat AU$2500

     

    Lot 670
    Estimate: $250

    1980 Australian Aircraft 22c Wackett block of 15, variety 'Perforations Misplaced 6mm to right' in first column, resulting in narrow stamps, and partial double perforation of the second column, superb MUH. Similar to BW 883b, but a smaller misplacement

     

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