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    Online General Sale No. 74

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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, DECIMAL ISSUES

    Lot 458
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    Estimate: $50Starting Price: $38

    1966 Photogravure Coil 'P.M.G./DEPT.' test coil in Black strip of 11. BW cat AU$88

     

    Lot 459
    **/O ]
    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1966 1c Deep Red-brown QEII extensive mint and used study on pages, mostly comprising positional pieces and including many of the listed plate varieties and with perf pip pieces, a fine lot (895 M, 68 U)

          

    Lot 460
    **/O ]
    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1966 2c Olive-green QEII small mint study on pages including a number of the listed varieties (159 M, 8 U), and a similar more extensive study of the 3c Slate-green QEII including most of the listed plate varieties, also a non-helecon M block of 4 (435 M, 8 U). A fine lot (594 M, 16 U)

         

    Lot 461
    ** ]
    Estimate: $750Starting Price: $575

    1966 4c Red Queen Elizabeth II large mint specialised study, mostly mounted on pages and largely comprising positional pieces, covering most of the listed plate varieties, with many perf pip and plate number blocks, also the different paper types, and all with copious notes identifying the various plates. Also a used range of the 5c on 4c booklet stamp with plate varieties. An exceptional lot that would form a significant basis for a specialised exhibit of this interesting issue. All very fine to superb and virtually all MUH (approx 2500)

         

    Lot 462
    ** ]
    Estimate: $1,500Starting Price: $1,150

    1966 4c Red QEII from left of sheet with error 'Imperforate at Left', two small tone spots on reverse otherwise very fine MUH. Only ten examples recorded from the only sheet found. BW 439bn, cat AU$3500

     

    Lot 463
    **/O ]
    Estimate: $120Starting Price: $90

    1967 5c Blue QEII study on album pages with mint positional pieces (incl sheet of 100) and used stamps, including many of the listed plate varieties, also a page of used booklet stamps with plate varieties. A useful lot (232 M, 93 U)

        

    Lot 464
    P ]
    Estimate: $2,500Starting Price: $1,900

    1966-71 Queen's Head Definitives 6c Die Proof in Orange (issued colour) in sunken frame (95mm x 100mm), superb. Only three die proofs are recorded in private hands, two of which are in the issued colour. BW446DP(1), cat AU$3000

     

    Lot 465
    **/O ]
    Estimate: $90Starting Price: $70

    1970 6c Orange QEII small mint and used study on pages including positional pieces and with a number of the listed plate varieties (80 M, 98 U)

        

    Lot 466
    ** ]
    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1966-71 Queen's Head Definitives 6c Orange lower left corner block of 4 showing medium strength 'Offset', superb MUH. BW 446c, cat AU$500

     

    Lot 467
    ** ]
    Estimate: $50Starting Price: $38

    1966 $1 Matthew Flinders Plate No. 3 at top blocks of 4 (2) and Plate No. 3 at bottom block of 12 (tone spot on one perf), MUH (20)

     

    Lot 468
    C ]
    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $125

    1972 Primary Industries 25c Rice used on 1972 (23 July) cover from Melbourne to Manila, Philippines, paying the Zone 3 air mail rate. A scarce solo franking of the key stamp in the 1972 Primary Industries set

     

    Lot 469
    ** ]
    Estimate: $1,600Starting Price: $1,200

    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$3000

     

    Lot 470
    ** ]
    Estimate: $1,100Starting Price: $850

    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 471
    ** ]
    Estimate: $2,200Starting Price: $1,700

    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 472
    ** ]
    Estimate: $400Starting Price: $300

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

     

    Lot 473
    P ]
    Estimate: $600Starting Price: $460

    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$1200+

     

    Lot 474
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $80Starting Price: $60

    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 475
    PP ]
    Estimate: $60Starting Price: $80

    1978 National Stamp Week 20c Miniature Sheet in Presentation Pack showing error 'Blue Printing Omitted from Front Cover', with normal for comparison, not seen by us before

     

    Lot 476
    ** ]
    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $230

    1980 National Stamp Week 22c right-hand pane of 50, fourth row with paper join variety through all units. this and the following lot (from the same sheet) are the only recorded examples. Couple of tone spots in selvedge, otherwise fine. BW 878ba, cat AU$400+

     

    Lot 477
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    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1980 National Stamp Week 22c left-hand pane of 50 with all selvedge removed, the fourth horizontal showing a paper join variety affecting all units. From the same sheet as the previous lot. Light tone spots on some units including the variety stamps. BW 878ba, cat AU$400+

     

    Lot 478
    ** ]
    Estimate: $400Starting Price: $300

    1981 24c International Year of Disabled Persons top marginal block of 4 error 'Imperforate' superb MUH. It is believed that a pane of 50 may have been found. BW 916b, cat AU$1000+

     

    Lot 479
    O ]
    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1985 30c Australia Day ('The Walls of China' design) error 'Misplaced Perforations 5mm to the left' fine used with machine cancel, the only recorded example known. BW 1087b, cat AU$200

     

    Lot 480
    ** ]
    Estimate: $60Starting Price: $46

    1986 36c Wildlife Definitives strip of 10 from base of sheet showing wide selvedge with colour control circles and 'MODULE 4', fresh MUH. BW 1153z, cat AU$150 as a block of 20

     

    Lot 481
    ** ]
    Estimate: $400Starting Price: $340

    1987 Christmas 30c se-tenant pair from the right side of the sheet, the left-hand unit error 'Imperforate' and the right-hand unit with misplaced perforations, superb MUH and very rare, with only several examples recorded. BW 1252b, cat AU$1000

     

    Lot 482
    B ]
    Estimate: $750Starting Price: $575

    1989 Sports Definitives 39c Fishing in $3.90 booklet (Leigh-Mardon Scoresby printing on CPL paper Perf 13.33 x 13.60) error 'Misguillotined Booklet' resulting in booklet pane 'zig-zag' effect with no stamps complete. BW 1374cb, cat AU$2000

     

    Lot 483
    **/B ]
    Estimate: $250Starting Price: $190

    1990-2013 range of limited edition overprints, both private and Australia Post productions, for philatelic exhibitions on booklets (10), miniature sheets (17), sheetlets (5, two cancelled), and 1993 45c Heritage blocks of 4 (3). Also Tamworth 2000 Slim Dusty, 2004 Swan River Stampshow (2), Australia 2013 Genesis of the Kangaroos and 1913-14 Unissued Stamps, and 2015 ACCC of NSW Anniversary personalised stamp sheetlets, and 1998 Johnny O'Keefe limited edition frame (34 items)

         

    Lot 484
    P ]
    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $230

    1995 Australian National Trust $1 and $2 single colour proofs in Deep Olive-green marginal from left of sheet, with normals for comparison. These proofs were part of the composite $1/$2 printing plates but were intended to be guillotined off and discarded. BW 1841/2PP(1), cat AU$600

     

    Lot 485
    P ]
    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $230

    1995 Australian National Trust $1 and $2 single colour proofs in Deep Olive-green marginal from right of sheet, with normals for comparison. These proofs were part of the composite $1/$2 printing plates but were intended to be guillotined and discarded. BW 1841/2PP(1), cat AU$600

     

    Lot 486
    C ]
    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1995 'The World Down Under' 45c Giant Trevally design error 'Misplaced Die-cuts 6mm to the right' used on small piece with machine cancel. Believed to be from a booklet rather than a roll, and showing a small portion of a marginal inscription to the right that is normally trimmed off the booklet panes. Rare, it is not certain that any other examples survive. BW 1894b, cat AU$100

     

    Lot 487
    ^ ]
    Estimate: $900Starting Price: $675

    1995 45c Christmas from $8 booklet error 'Die-cuts Omitted' block of 4 on small piece cancelled at Toowoomba (Qld), May 1996. Minor wrinkles on lower units, otherwise very fine and the only recorded used examples. BW 1901Ab, cat AU$3200

     

    Lot 488
    ** ]
    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $260

    1997 Creatures of the Night 45c Spotted-tailed Quoll horizontal strip of 3 self-adhesive roll stamps error 'Imperforate'. As the roll stamps were arranged vertically, this strip must from an uncut printer's sheet and not issued in the normal way. the only example of this error so far reported. BW 2061b, cat AU$500

     

    Lot 489
    ** ]
    Estimate: $2,200Starting Price: $1,700

    2000 Australian Olympic Games Gold Medallists: 45c Grant Hackett digitally-printed sheetlet of 10 error 'Printing Inverted' resulting in gross misplacement of perforations (the printing was made on pre-perforated sheets), fresh MUH and very rare. BW 2356b, cat AU$3000

     

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