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Lot 1665
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1855, Queen Victoria (London Print), 1d dark green, imperf (SG 1), Large Star watermark, bright and fresh with clear to large margins except barely shaved at the lower left corner, neat mute barred oval cancel, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 1; $525.
SG £500 ($660).
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 1666
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1856, Queen Victoria (Local Print), 1d deep yellow green, imperf (SG 5), Large Star watermark, three good margins, just touching at right, bright color and light cancel, Fine.
Scott 5; $625.
SG £550 ($730).
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 1667
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1858, Queen Victoria (Local Print), 1d yellow green, imperf (SG 6), Large Star watermark, fresh and bright with large margins to just clear at lower left (adjacent stamp visible at bottom), light barred oval cancel, Very Fine, with 1960 R.P.S.L. certificate.
Scott 5a; $750.
SG £650 ($860).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $170.
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Lot 1668
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1857, Queen Victoria (Local Print), 6d slate blue, imperf (SG 10), Large Star watermark, exceptionally fresh with ample to large margins and a light barred oval cancel, Very Fine, with 1989 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott 8; $200.
SG £200 ($270).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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Lot 1669
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1858, Queen Victoria (Local Print), 1s orange, imperf (SG 12), Large Star watermark, brilliant color and 3+ large margins, but just touching at lower left, light central mute barred oval cancel, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 9; $500.
SG £475 ($630).
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 1670
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1860, Queen Victoria, 2d pale red, rouletted, printed on both sides (SG 24b), Large Star watermark, quite fresh with roulette intact all around and strong impression on reverse, canceled blue Adelaide c.d.s., Aug 23, 1863, Very Fine.
Scott 16d; $575.
SG £550 ($730).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1671
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1858, Queen Victoria, 1s orange, rouletted, printed on both sides (SG 18a), Large Star watermark, scissor cut from sheet leaving four large margins with intact roulette at left (along frame line) and at bottom (through value), bright color and neat blue Adelaide c.d.s., Aug 18, 185(-); small tear at upper left, Very Fine appearance, a most attractive example of this rare stamp with quite a strong impression on the reverse.
Scott 13a; $2,000.
SG £1,900 ($2,530).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1672
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1868, Queen Victoria, 2d pale vermilion, perf 11½-12½ (SG 44), Large Star watermark, lovely pale color and intact perforations with a neat G.P.O. Adelaide c.d.s., May 25, 1868, Fine to Very Fine, with 1965 R.P.S.L. certificate.
Scott 43 var.
SG £1,300 ($1,730).
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $800.
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Lot 1673
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1868, Queen Victoria, 2d vermilion, perf 11½-12½ (SG 45), Large Star watermark, rich color with a G.P.O. Adelaide c.d.s., and a bit of a red transit marking at upper left; bit of light soiling at top (not mentioned on the accompanying certificate), Fine to Very Fine, with 1977 Purves non-photo certificate.
Scott 43; $1,500.
SG £1,400 ($1,860).
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1674
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1869, Queen Victoria, 6d Prussian blue, perf 11½-12½ all around, rouletted between (SG 48aa), Large Star watermark, a single stamp with intact vertical perforations (12½) and roulettes at sides, but scissor cut at top and perforated only at bottom, Fine, very rare—listed only as a pair, but unpriced; but for the color, could be considered S.G. 48a, with 1977 Purves non-photo certificate.
Scott 32c var.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $170.
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Lot 1675
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1871, Queen Victoria, 9d gray lilac, rouletted and perf 11½-12½ (SG 49), Large Star watermark, perforations intact on three sides, roulette at bottom & right, the latter inside the frame line, Very Fine.
Scott 21c; $275.
SG £275 ($370).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 1676
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1871, Queen Victoria, 3d on 4d Prussian blue, perf 11½-12½ (SG 66), Large Star watermark, fresh color and light cancel, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 44f; $925.
SG £850 ($1,130).
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 1677

1870, Queen Victoria, 3d on 4d sky blue, perf 11½-12½ (SG 67), Large Star watermark, o.g., lightly hinged, exceptionally fresh with marvelous color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 44; $625.
SG £600 ($800).
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 1678
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1869, Queen Victoria, 6d Prussian blue, perf 11½ x imperf (SG 73a), Large Star watermark, horizontal pair, perfectly centered top to bottom with a full margin at right and just cut in at; few small, barely noticeable tone spots, Fine to Very Fine, with 1969 R.P.S.L. certificate.
Scott 47c; $2,500.
SG £2,250 ($2,990).
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1679
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1868, Queen Victoria, 10d on 9d yellow, perf 11½-12½, blue surcharge, watermark error (SG 78a), Crown and SA (wide) watermark, brilliant color and neat G.P.O. Adelaide c.d.s., Nov 11, 1868; couple slightly blunted perfs at left, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 59; $1,800.
SG £1,700 ($2,260).
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 1680
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1868, Queen Victoria, 10d on 9d yellow, perf 11½-12½, blue surcharge, watermark error (SG 78a), Crown and SA (wide) watermark, canceled Port Adelaide, Nov 11, 1868; lightly soiled (not mentioned on the accompanying certificate), otherwise Fine, with 1984 R.P.S.L. certificate.
Scott 59; $1,800.
SG £1,700 ($2,260).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1681

1870, Queen Victoria, 1d pale bright green, perf 10 (SG 89), Large Star watermark, o.g., hinge remnants, wonderfully fresh color, appears well centered but freakishly small, with top perfs cutting off SOUTH AUSTRALIA label, Very Fine, and most unusual.
Scott 42f; $350.
SG £325 ($430).
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 1682
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1871, Queen Victoria, 3d on 4d Prussian blue, perf 10 (SG 93a), Large Star watermark, fresh and sound with a clear G.P.O. Adelaide c.d.s., Aug 29, 1871, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 44i; $1,100.
SG £1,000 ($1,330).
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 1683
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1870, Queen Victoria, 6d bright blue, perf 10 (SG 96), Large Star watermark, unused without gum, bright, fresh and nicely centered, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 47e; $375.
SG £350 ($470).
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 1684

1870, Queen Victoria, 10d on 9d yellow, perf 10 x 11½-12½ or compound (SG 107), Large Star watermark, large part o.g., fresh, vibrant color, Very Fine.
Scott 50a.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $130.
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Lot 1685
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1871, Queen Victoria, 4d dull lilac, perf 10 (SG 111), V and Crown watermark, light G.P.O. Adelaide c.d.s., Jan 1872, includes large "RI" of sheet margin watermark, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 63; $325.
SG £325 ($430).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1686

1881, Queen Victoria, 8d on 9d gray brown, perf 11½-12½ (SG 121), Broad Star watermark, o.g., hinge remnant, incredibly fresh, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 71b; $380+.
SG £360+ ($480).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1687

1speco868, Queen Victoria, 1d blue green & 2d pale orange red, perf 11½-12½, overprinted "SPECIMEN" (SG 154s-155s), Crown SA (wide) watermark, o.g., exceptionally fresh and bright, Very Fine, two very scarce stamps cataloging £1570 without the Specimen overprint.
Scott 57S-58S.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 1688

1891, Queen Victoria, ½d red brown, perf 10 x 11½-12½ or compound, imperf between (SG 186a), Crown and SA (close) watermark, horizontal pair, o.g., fresh and well centered, Very Fine, signed Bloch.
Scott 76a var.
SG £375 ($500).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1689
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1886, Queen Victoria "Postage & Revenue" high value, 2s6d, 5s, 10s & £1, perf 11½-12½ (SG 195a-197a, 199a), various cancels, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 81-83, 85; $295.
SG £268 ($360).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $150.
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Lot 1690
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1886, Queen Victoria "Postage & Revenue" high values, 2s6d-£20 complete, overprinted "Specimen" (SG 195s/208s), all from the U.P.U. set of Specimens with the 17¼mm overprint, mounted on a special album page (each adhered at the top by their own gum), o.g., Very Fine.
Scott 81-93 vars.
SG £1,300 ($1,730).
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1691
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1886, Queen Victoria "Postage & Revenue" high values, 2s6d-£20, overprinted "Specimen", complete less the £5 brown (SG 195s//208s), 16 different including the 2s6d, 5s, 15s, £1, 50s, £3, £5 gray, £15 & £20 with the U.P.U. 12¼mm overprint, the rest being a 17¼mm overprint, including a second 2s6d & 5d, most with o.g.; the £3 damaged, the £20 with a pulled perf, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 81-93 vars.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1692

1886, Queen Victoria "Postage & Revenue" high value, 10s green, perf 11½-12½ (SG 197a), o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine.
Scott 83; $275.
SG £250 ($330).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $150.
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Lot 1693
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1886, Queen Victoria "Postage & Revenue" high value, 15s brownish yellow, perf 11½-12½ (SG 198a), fresh and well centered with a neat face-free 1901 double circle cancel, Extremely Fine.
Scott 84; $275.
SG £250 ($330).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $170.
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Lot 1694
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1886, Queen Victoria "Postage & Revenue" high value, £1 blue, perf 11½-12½ (SG 199a-199a), each canceled Wallaroo squared circle and both with a red pencil stroke through the value, the £2 partially erased, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 85-86; $740.
SG £670 ($890).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1695
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1886, Queen Victoria "Postage & Revenue" high value, £2 Venetian red, perf 10 (SG 200), canceled near WALLAROO c.d.s., Nov 17, 1896; slightly rubbed at bottom in an attempt to erase a red pencil stroke, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott 86a; $575.
SG £550 ($730).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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Lot 1696
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1886, Queen Victoria "Postage & Revenue" high value, 50s dull pink, perf 10 (SG 201), remarkably fresh and well centered with a partial, face-free Adelaide squared circle, Very Fine.
Scott 87a; $575.
SG £750 ($1,000).
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1697
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1886, Queen Victoria "Postage & Revenue" high value, £5 gray, perf 11½-12½ (SG 204a), fiscally used with a purple New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Co. Ltd./ Adelaide oval handstamp with a manuscript date of 26 Apr 1890, fresh and well centered, Very Fine.
Scott 90; $8,750 for mint.
SG £8,500 for mint ($11,300).
Estimate $500 - 750

A VERY RARE STAMP—PRICED ONLY MINT AND NOT EVEN LISTED BY BAREFOOT.

J. Barefoot's "British Commonwealth Revenues" notes that the £5 grey [among others] "are known mint…but may not have been issued. As this example attests, the £5, at least, was, indeed, available for revenue purposes
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Realized $2,100.
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Lot 1698
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1886, Queen Victoria "Postage & Revenue" high value, £10 bronze, perf 10 (SG 206), canceled with barred ellipses and partial Adelaide c.d.s., Aug 19, 1906; color faded to more of gold than bronze, small corner crease at lower right and cancel breaks paper slightly in two places, otherwise Fine.
Scott 91a.
SG £1,800 ($2,390).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1699
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1886, Queen Victoria "Postage & Revenue" high value, £15 silver, perf 11½-12½ (SG 207a), canceled to order with full o.g., wonderfully bright and fresh, Very Fine.
Scott 92; $2,400 for postally used.
SG £2,250 for postally used ($2,990).
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 1700

1886, Queen Victoria "Postage & Revenue" high value, £20 claret, perf 11½-12½ (SG 208a), nicely centered with a neat partial Adelaide squared circle, June 1890; slight thin at top, Very Fine appearance.
Scott 93; $2,750.
SG £2,250 ($2,990).
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 1701
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1902, Queen Victoria (thin "POSTAGE"), 4d red orange, perf 11½-12½ (SG 269), Crown and SA (close) watermark, right sheet margin vertical block of 10 with two cyliner no. 1 and "1d658307" page number, o.g., all but bottom two stamps never hingedminor separation in selvage, Very Fine.
Scott 122; $300+.
SG £300+ ($400).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1702

1904, Queen Victoria (thin "POSTAGE"), 8d ultramarine, perf 11½-12½, value 16½mm long, "EIGNT" Error (SG 272a), Crown and SA (close) watermark, a choice mint example, o.g., lightly hinged, fresh and nicely centered, Very Fine, with 1951 R.P.S.L. certificate.
Scott 124Ab; $2,400.
SG £2,500 ($3,320).
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

UNQUESTIONABLY ONE OF THE FINEST OF ONLY 45-50 EXAMPLES BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN ISSUED.

This error was discovered by collectors soon after issue. As a result, the stock was withdrawn, the errors removed, and the balance were re-issue. Of the 1,000 originally issued, it is believed that only 45-50 were actually sold prior to withdrawal.

Realized $1,500.
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Lot 1703

1904, Queen Victoria (thick "POSTAGE"), 6d blue green, imperf between (SG 284a), Crown and SA (close) watermark, Crown and Single-lined A watermark, vertical pair with horizontal gutter between, o.g., virtually perfectly centered; thin at top, Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott 137a; $5,000.
SG £4,750 ($6,320).
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ERROR.

This error is not even listed by the "Australian Commonwealth Specialists' Catalogue", which notes an "imperforate at base (gutter)" variety, but no imperforate at top or gutter pair
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Realized $3,500.
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Lot 1704

1904, Queen Victoria (thick "POSTAGE"), 1s brown, imperf between (SG 288a), Crown and SA (close) watermark, vertical pair, lightly hinged, toned o.g., which browns the paper a bit (slightly more heavily along the left side); bottom perfs trimmed, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 140a; $2,750.
SG £2,500 ($3,320).
Estimate $750 - 1,000

ONE ROW OF PERFORATIONS WAS OMITTED FROM A SINGLE SHEET OF 60; THUS ONLY 10 PAIRS CAN EXIST.
Realized $850.
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Lot 1705
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1905, Queen Victoria (thick "POSTAGE"), 2s6d, 5s, 10s & £1 (SG 289-292), Crown and SA (close) watermark, all neatly canceled, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 141-143; $430.
SG £408 ($540).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1706
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1910, Queen Victoria (thick "POSTAGE"), 3d deep olive, perf 11 (SG 298e), Crown and Single-lined A watermark, canceled boxed "(L)ATE FEE" handstamp; slight thin at bottom, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 149 var.
SG £700 ($930).
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 1707

1906, Queen Victoria (thick "POSTAGE"), 6d blue green, perf 12, imperf at base (SG 300 var.), Crown and Single-lined A watermark, bottom sheet margin single, as always, o.g.; small thin spot, Very Fine appearance.
Scott 152 var. ACSC S43b.
ACSC $1,000 ($750).
Estimate $250 - 350

This error occurred on only one sheet; thus only 10 examples exist
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Realized $550.
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Lot 1708

1906, Queen Victoria (thick "POSTAGE"), 1s brown, perf 12, imperf between (SG 303a), Crown and Single-lined A watermark, top sheet margin horizontal pair, o.g., lightly hinged, fresh and solid; faint horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance.
Scott 155a; $3,100.
SG £3,500 ($4,660).
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

ONLY ONE SHEET WAS DISCOVERED WITH A SINGLE VERTICAL ROW OF PERFORATIONS OMITTED, RESULTING IN JUST SIX PAIRS IN EXISTENCE.
Realized $2,700.
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Lot 1709
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1874-77, "O.S." overprint on 1d deep yellow green, perf 11½-12½ (SG O6), Large Star watermark, "socked-on-the-nose" G.P.O. Adelaide c.d.s., Ap 30, 1877, Very Fine.
Scott O27; $500.
SG £400 ($530).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1710
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1874-77, "O.S." overprint on 9d gray lilac, rouletted (SG O11), Large Star watermark, exceptionally fresh with a light G.P.O. Adelaide c.d.s.; small thin spot at top, Fine appearance.
Scott O31; $1,700.
SG £1,600 ($2,130).
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1711

1874-77, "O.S." overprint on 1s red brown, perf 11½-12½, no period after "S" (SG O12b), Large Star watermark, the left stamp in a horizontal pair, o.g., lightly hinged, fresh, Very Fine.
Scott O32b; $525+.
SG £485+ ($640).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $800.
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Lot 1712
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Lot 1713

1876-85, "O.S." overprint on 2s carmine, perf 11½-12½ & 10 compound (SG O21), Broad Star watermark, perf perf 11½-12½ on three sides, perf 10 at bottom, o.g., bright and fresh, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott O43; $300.
SG £275 ($370).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $130.
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Lot 1714
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1876-85, "O.S." overprint on 8d on 9d brown, perf 11½-12½ (SG O26), Broad Star watermark, perf 11£ on three sides, 12½ at the left, canceled two partial G.P.O. Adelaide duplexes; tiny shallow thin spot at top, otherwise Very Fine, a very pretty example of this rare stamp.
SG £2,750 ($3,660).
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 1715
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1899-1901, "O.S." overprint on 1d rosine, overprint double (SG O81b), canceled Mannum c.d.s., Feb 11, 1901, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott O78b; $475.
SG £475 ($630).
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 1716

1899-1901, "O.S." overprint on 2½d indigo (SG O83), tied by two incomplete Adelaide (1906?) squared circles on a legal size O.H.M.S./ Education Department printed registered envelope to Hoyleton (no backstamp); few minor tone spots at right, otherwise Very Fine and rare. Gibbons premium for a cover is 50-times.
Scott O80.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1717
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1899-1901, "O.S." overprint on 2½d indigo, overprint inverted (SG O83a), horizontal pair (hinge-reinforced), light squared circle cancels, fresh, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott O80a; $115.
SG £340 ($450).
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 1718

1901, "O.S." overprint on 2½d indigo, overprint inverted, no period after "S" (SG O83a/b), o.g., fresh, Very Fine.
Scott O80a/b.
Estimate $500 - 750

A lovely mint example of an unlisted—and perhaps unique—double error
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Realized $425.
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Lot 1719
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1891, "O.S." overprint on 5s pale rose (SG O87), canceled light barred ellipse at top, bright color, Very Fine, with 1997 Brandon certificate.
Scott O84; $2,500.
SG £6,000 ($7,980).
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500

Only one sheet of 60 was produced and very few were used
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Realized $2,700.
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Lot 1720

1904, £1 blue, perforated "O.S." (SG 292 var.), o.g., lightly hinged, bright and fresh; but a few light tone spots on gum, Fine to Very Fine.
ACSC S69b.
ACSC $600 ($450).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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