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    AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, QUEEN ELIZABETH II ISSUES

    Lot 908
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    Estimate: $8,000 Purchase Price : $6,990

    1953 3d and 3½d Produce Food se-tenant strips of 3 'die proofs' in issued colours in separate sunken frames, with Note Printing Branch cachets on reverse endorsed '1/23.1.53' (for Sir William McKell, Governor-General), both proofs with minor peripheral staining. These proofs are actually imperforate stamps as the method production meant that no die proofs were used. Eight sets of die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal Collection. BW 287/8/9DP(1) and 290/1/2DP(1), cat AU$15,000

     

    Lot 910
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    Estimate: $3,000 Purchase Price : $2,680

    1953 Coronation 3½d, 7½d and 2/- presentation die proofs in issued colours in composite sunken frame, with Note Printing Branch cachets on reverse dated '29.5.53' and numbered '36', '24' and '23' respectively (for J.R.W. Purves, Stamp Advisory Committee), some toning and staining of mount, proofs are generally fine. Eight sets of die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal Collection. BW 300/1/2DP(1), cat AU$7500

     

    Lot 911
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    Estimate: $600 Purchase Price : $536

    1953 3½d Young Farmers presentation die proof in issued colours in sunken frame, with Note Printing Branch cachet on reverse endorsed '50/24.8.53' (for H.L. Anthony, Postmaster-General), heavy staining caused by tape used to affix the proof. Eight die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal Collection. BW 303DP(1), cat AU$3000

     

    Lot 912
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    Estimate: $2,000 Purchase Price : $1,748

    1953 Tasmanian Sesquicentenary 3½d se-tenant presentation die proof pair and 2/- die proof in issued colours in sunken frames, with Note Printing Branch cachet on reverse endorsed '31/31.8.53' and 19/31.8.53' respectively (for W.L. Russell, Stamp Advisory Committee), peripheral staining on 3½d proof, very minor blemishes on 2/-, Eight sets of die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal Collection. BW 304/5DP(1), cat AU$6500 (two proofs)

     

    Lot 915
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    Estimate: $1,500 Purchase Price : $1,340

    1955 3½d Y.M.C.A. presentation die proof in issued colours in sunken frame, with Note Printing Branch cachet on reverse endorsed '20/6.7.55' (for W.L. Russell, Stamp Advisory Committee), superb. Despite the Brusden-White note, the red triangle on this proof appears to be printed and not handpainted. Eight die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal Collection. BW328DP(12), cat AU$3000

     

    Lot 916
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    Estimate: $900 Purchase Price : $787

    1955 3½d Nursing presentation die proof in issued colour in sunken frame, with Note Printing Branch cachet on reverse endorsed '18/26/8/55' (for H.L. Anthony, Postmaster-General), some staining largely outside design. Eight die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal Collection. BW 329DP(1), cat AU$2500

     

    Lot 917
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    Estimate: $750 Purchase Price : $670

    1956 3½d Responsible Government presentation die proof in issued colour in sunken frame, with Note Printing Branch cachet on reverse endorsed '27/17.4.56' (for C.W. Davidson, Postmaster-General), with several areas of staining. Eight die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal Collection. BW 331DP(1), cat AU$2500

     

    Lot 918
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    Estimate: $900 Purchase Price : $787

    1956 Olympic Games 7½d presentation die proof in issued colour in sunken frame, with Note Printing Branch cachet on reverse endorsed '17/9.8.56' (for C.W. Davidson, Postmaster-General), several light stains mostly outside design. Eight die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal Collection. BW 333DP(1), cat AU$3000

     

    Lot 919
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    Estimate: $1,000 Purchase Price : $874

    1958 2/- QANTAS Round the World Flight presentation die proof in issued colour in sunken frame, with Note Printing Branch cachet on reverse endorsed '19/20,8,57' (for Sir G. Chippendall, Director-General of the P.M.G.s Department), small stain on design otherwise fine. Eight die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal Collection. BW 340DP(1), cat AU$2500

     

    Lot 920
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    Estimate: $1,400 Purchase Price : $1,224

    1958 5½d War Memorial se-tenant die proof in issued colour in sunken frame, with Note Printing Branch cachet on reverse endorsed '27/29/10/57' (for J.R.W. Purves, Stamp Advisory Committee), some staining along left side. Eight die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal Collection. BW 341/2DP(1), cat AU$4000

     

    Lot 922
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    Estimate: $500 Purchase Price : $443

    1962 5d John MacDouall Stuart presentation die proof in issued colour in sunken frame, with Note Printing Branch cachet on reverse endorsed '28.6.62/4' for B.F. Jones, Deputy Director-General of the P.M.G.s Department), showing areas of staining. All examples of this proof seen by us show similar staining caused by the adhesive tape used to affix the proofs. Ten die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal Collection. BW 386(DP)12, cat AU$2500

     

    Lot 924
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    Estimate: $1,200 Purchase Price : $1,049

    1963 5d Blue Mountains presentation die proof in issued colour in sunken frame, with Note Printing cachet on reverse endorsed '11.7.63/5' (for J.R.W. Purves, Stamp Advisory Committee), very fine (most examples of this proof show staining). Ten die proofs were prepared, one of which is in the Royal Collection. BW 396DP(1), cat AU$2500

     

    Lot 926
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    Estimate: $3,000 Purchase Price : $2,680

    1965 5d Christmas error 'Brown Omitted' affecting the faces, hands and hair. Soiling on perf tips and vertical crease through lower half of stamp. This is a very rare error, a sheet was purchased at the Manly post office, a few were used (and lost) and several were put aside, subsequently the Australian Post Office confiscated the rest of the sheet. It is believed that only about a half dozen mint examples exist. SG 381c, cat £4500, BW 435cc, cat AU$8500

     

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