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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, QUEEN ELIZABETH II ISSUES

    Lot 596
    Estimate: $3,500

    1953 Produce Food 3d and 3d se-tenant strips of 3 presentation 'die proofs' in issued colours (actually imperforate stamps) in sunken mounts, with Note Printing cachets on reverse endorsed '6/23-1-53' (presented to Sir Daryl Lindsay of the Stamp Advisory Committee). Eight pairs of die proofs were prepared, one pair of which is in the Royal Philatelic Collection. A few tone spots on 3d Beef, otherwise fresh and superb and a rarely offered set. BW 287/8/9DP(1) and 290/1/2/DP(1), cat AU$18000 (2)

     

    Lot 597
    Estimate: $75 Realised Price : $60

    1953 Produce Food 3d Scarlet upper pane of 50 showing the 12 different primary retouches beneath the cow on the 'Butter' stamps. Toning on seven units

     

    Lot 598
    Estimate: $40

    1953 Food Production 3d Scarlet upper right corner MUH block of 18 with variety 'Colour Spur at Top of B of BEEF' and 'Retouch Beneath Milking Cup on Cow' Types II, III, V, VI, VII and VIII, BW 290 and 292 groups, cat AU$280+

     

    Lot 599
    Estimate: $900 Realised Price : $675

    1953-56 1d Queen Elizabeth II presentation die proof in issued colour liberated from its sunken mount (41mm x 44mm), very fine. Eight die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal Collection. BW293DP(1), cat AU$2500

     

    Lot 600
    Estimate: $800

    1953-56 3d Queen Elizabeth II presentation die proof in issued colour liberated from its sunken frame (50mm x 63mm), fine apart from a few wrinkles. Eight die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal collection. BW 296DP(1), cat AU$2500

     

    Lot 601
    Estimate: $400

    1953-56 3d Brown-red QEII Definitive reconstructed booklet plate of 576 in two panes on 288 (each comprising four panels of 48 - A to F at left and G to L at right), mounted (hinged) on two large boards. The reconstruction is based on the sequence of panes in booklets as supplied in packs to post offices. Very few such reconstructions exist (576)

     

    Lot 602
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $200

    1954 Royal Visit 3d study in folder of the Sheet 'Recut Lower Corners' and 'Crosshatching Left of Crown', Sheet C re-entries and R8/7 'Flaw on Duke's tie' and Retouch (uncatalogued), and sheet D 'Extended Left Frames' and 'Spur on Queen's Shoulder' varieties, mint and used with some positional pieces and with extensive notes (116)

        

    Lot 603
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,250

    1954 Royal Visit 3d block of 4, lower right unit variety 'Curved Lines Retouch in Front of AUSTRALIA' fresh MUH and a great rarity with only two or three mint examples recorded. BW 308f, cat AU$2500

     

    Lot 604
    Estimate: $90 Realised Price : $160

    1954 Royal Visit 3d sheet of 80 from Sheet C showing R7/2 and 8/2 re-entries (BW 308h,i) and 'Spot on Duke's Collar Retouched' (R8/7), one small tone spot away from Varieties

     

    Lot 605
    Estimate: $1,300

    1954 3d Red Cross Centenary accumulation of plate number blocks, with Nos. '1' left (5), '1' with dashes left (2), '1' with dashes right, '2' left, '2' with dashes left, '2' with dashes right (2), '3' with dashes left (3), '3' right, '4' left, '4' with dashes left (4), '4' with dashes right, and plate dot blocks - one dot left, one dot right (2), two dots left, two dots right (2). Largely MUH (one block used), few with tone spots but generally very fine. BW 312z-zq, cat AU$7100

        

    Lot 606
    Estimate: $800

    1957 4d Christmas presentation die proof in issued colour in sunken frame with Note Printing Branch cachet on reverse endorsed '22/20.8.57' (for W.L. Russell, Stamp Advisory Committee), fine apart from small sellotape stain along base just impinging on design. Eight die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal Collection. BW339DP(1), cat AU$2500

     

    Lot 607
    Estimate: $900

    1958 5d Australian War Memorial presentation die proof of se-tenant pair in issued colour in sunken frame with Note Printing Branch cachet on reverse endorsed '24/20.10.57' (for Sir G. Chippendall, Director-General of the PMG's Department), sellotape used for mounting has caused staining at left, right and base, just impinging on design. Eight die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal Collection. BW341/2DP(1), cat AU$4000.

     

    Lot 608
    Estimate: $400

    1959-63 5d Blue QEII Definitive reconstructed booklet plate of 576 in two panes of 288 (each comprising six panels of 48 - A to F at left and G to L at right) mounted (hinged) on two large boards. The reconstruction has been assembled from 1963 NSW booklet editions, based on the sequence of booklets as supplied in packets to post offices. Very few such reconstructions exist (576)

     

    Lot 609
    Estimate: $80

    1959-64 6d Banded Anteater solo franking on Radio Australia postcard from Melbourne to Indonesia, undeliverable and with various Indonesian instructional marks, plus D.L.O. Melbourne pointing finger and boxed 'RETURN TO SENDER' in red. Very attractive, and a scarce solo franking. BW cat AU$150

     

    Lot 610
    Estimate: $1,000

    1962 1/2d Tasmanian Tiger presentation die proof in issued colour in sunken frame with Note Printing Branch cachet on reverse endorsed '27.3.62/2' (for C.W. Davidson, Postmaster-General), fine apart from small stain in upper left corner outside design. Ten die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal Collection. BW364DP(1), cat AU$2500

     

    Lot 611
    Estimate: $30

    1959-64 1/2d Tasmanian Tiger solo franking on unsealed letter rate cover from Mornington (Vic) to Scotland, fine and much scarcer than the more usually seen postcard solo franking

     

    Lot 612
    Estimate: $30

    1959-94 1/2d Tasmanian Tiger used on 1962 (8 Dec) picture postcard from Mascot (NSW) to Dundee, Scotland tied by machine cancellation. Few tone spots, a scarce solo usage

     

    Lot 613
    Estimate: $1,000

    1959 2/3d Wattle presentation die proof in issued colour in sunken frame with Note Printing Branch cachet on reverse endorsed '48/3.7.59' (for C.W. Davidson, Postmaster-General), superb. Nine die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal Collection. BW368DP(1), cat AU$2500

     

    Lot 614
    Estimate: $900

    1960 2/5d Banksia presentation die proof in issued colour in sunken frame with Note Printing Branch cachet on reverse endorsed '38/16/3/60'(for C.W. Davidson, Postmaster-General), fine apart from small stain at left outside design. Ten die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal Collection. BW371DP(1), cat AU$2500

     

    Lot 615
    Estimate: $1,000

    1959 3/- Waratah presentation die proof in issued colour in sunken frame with Note Printing Branch cachet on reverse endorsed '60/7.5.59' (for W.L. Russell, Stamp Advisory Committee), two small stains on mount, the proof is superb. Nine die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal Collection. BW372DP(1), cat AU$2500

     

    Lot 616
    Estimate: $1,000

    1959 5d Queensland Self-Government presentation die proof in issued colours liberated from sunken mount (45mm x 52mm), superb. Note that the violet colour of the jacaranda bush was typographed on the issued stamp, and this colour is handpainted on the proof. Nine die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal Collection. BW 375DP(1), cat AU$2500

     

    Lot 617
    Estimate: $1,000

    1961 1/- Colombo Plan presentation die proof in issued colour in sunken frame with Note Printing Branch cachet on reverse endorsed '21/15-5-61' (for F.D. Manley, Stamp Advisory Committee), fine apart from insignificant stain at lower right. Ten die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal Collection. BW382DP(1), cat AU$2500

     

    Lot 618
    Estimate: $800

    1961 5d Christmas presentation die proof in issued colour in sunken frame with Note Printing Branch cachet on reverse endorsed '29/20.11.61' (for C.W. Davidson, Postmaster-General), small stain in bottom left corner of design. Ten die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal Collection. BW385DP(1), cat AU$2500

     

    Lot 619
    Estimate: $400

    1962 5d John McDouall Stuart presentation die proof in issued colour in sunken frame with Note Printing Branch cachet on reverse endorsed '28.3.62/2' (for C.W. Davidson, Postmaster-General), badly stained by sellotape used for mounting proof, also with original envelope which contained the proof. Note that we have never seen a pristine example of this proof, all are apparently stained to some degree by the sellotape. Ten die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal Collection. BW386P(1), cat AU$2500

     

    Lot 620
    Estimate: $1,200

    1963 5d and 2/3d Royal Visit composite presentation die proofs in issued colours in sunken frame with Note Printing Branch cachet on reverse endorsed '21.1.64/4' (for B.F. Jones, Deputy Director-General of PMG's Department), both proofs with degrees of staining from sellotape mounting, and with original envelope which contained the proofs. Ten die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal collection. BW 392/3DP(1), cat AU$5000

     

    Lot 621
    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $150

    1963-64 Navigators 4/- to 2 including 10/- and 1 both papers, plus 5/- Cattle on cream and white papers, superb MUH (10)

     

    Lot 622
    Estimate: $350

    1964 2/5d Blue Wren presentation stamp in sunken mount as presented to dignitaries (the numerical identification on the reverse identifying the recipient is missing). The sunken frame is close to the design, however it is known from other proofs that a perforated issued stamp was used, and not an imperforate proof. Fine apart from a slight bend on the right side of the sunken frame. BW 419x, cat AU$750

     

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