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Lot 73

Australian States: New South Wales, 1897, Consumptives Home complete (Scott B1-B2), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine. Rarely seen in an original never hinged state.
SG 280/1; £300 for hinged ($390).
Scott $423 for hinged.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $550.
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Lot 74

Australian States: South Australia, 1855, Queen Victoria (London Print), 2d rose carmine, imperf (Scott 2), Large Star watermark, part o.g., a real beauty with four clear margins, sharp printing and great color, Very Fine, rarely found this nice, with 2018 R.P.S.L. certificate.
SG 2; £800 ($1,040).
Scott $825.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $275.
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Lot 75

Australian States: South Australia, 1856, Queen Victoria (Local Print), 2d blood red, imperf (Scott 6), Large Star watermark, part o.g., a flawless gem with perfect centering, Very Fine+, with 2018 R.P.S.L. certificate.
SG 8; £3,000 ($3,900).
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 76
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Australian States: Tasmania, 1856, "Van Diemen's Land", 1d deep red brown, imperf, pelure paper (Scott 10), unwatermarked, unused without gum, a beautiful Chalon Head with intense color; margins well clear right and bottom, closer top and left, Very Fine and attractive, signed Georg Bühler and another, with 2018 R.P.S.L. certificate.
SG 24; £8,000 ($10,400).
Scott $8,250.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $1,700.
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Lot 77
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Australia, 1913, Kangaroo and Map, ½d to 5s (Scott 1-12), an exquisitely fresh set, with more than a couple stamps near-perfectly centered; 5s value never hinged, Very Fine.
SG 1/13; £1,380+ ($1,790).
Scott $2,319.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 78
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Australia, 1913, Kangaroo, 1d Die II, trial color plate proof in green (Scott 2d P), perf 12½ on thick, unwatermarked white wove, o.g., Very Fine.
ACSC 3PP(2)A.
ACSC $9,000 ($6,390).
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

ONE OF ONLY NINE RECORDED EXAMPLES.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 79

Australia, 1913, Kangaroo and Map, 10s gray & pink (Scott 13), 1st watermark, o.g., lightly hinged, eye-popping color to enhance any album page, Very Fine.
SG 14; £900 ($1,170).
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $425.
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Lot 80

Australia, 1913, Kangaroo and Map, 10s gray & pink (Scott 13), 1st watermark, o.g., lightly hinged, fresh and well centered; couple slightly blunted perforations at left, otherwise Very Fine.
SG 14; £900 ($1,170).
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 81

Australia, 1913, Kangaroo and Map, £1 brown & ultramarine (Scott 14), 1st watermark, a gorgeous example on clean paper with sharp colors and impression; clean, white original gum, with part of hinge lip still attached, Very Fine, a real beauty.
SG 15; £3,000 ($3,900).
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 82

Australia, 1915 Kangaroo and Map, 2d to 5s complete (Scott 38-44), 2nd watermark, o.g., a pretty set, the key 5s particularly bright and well-centered, Very Fine set.
SG 24/30; £1,300 ($1,690).
Scott $2,120.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $475.
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Lot 83

Australia, 1915, Kangaroo and Map, 2s brown (Scott 43), 2nd watermark, exceptionally fresh, o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine.
SG 29; £700 ($910).
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $425.
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Lot 84

Australia, 1915, Kangaroo and Map, 5s gray & yellow (Scott 44), 2nd watermark, vibrant color, o.g., Fine to Very Fine.
SG 30; £1,000 ($1,300).
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $650.
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Lot 85

Australia, 1915-24, Kangaroo and Map, 2d to 5s (Scott 45-54), o.g., good color and centering; a few low values slightly discolored from previous hinging, Fine to Very Fine or better.
SG 35-42, 73-74; £981 ($1,280).
Scott $903.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 86

Australia, 1917, Kangaroo and Map, 10s gray & pink (Scott 55), 3rd watermark, o.g., very lightly hinged, Very Fine, who knew a 'Roo could be so pretty in pink?
SG 43; £550 ($720).
Scott $650.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $180.
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Lot 87

Australia, 1916, Kangaroo and Map, £1 chocolate & dull blue (Scott 56), 3rd watermark, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), just a remarkable example, with excellent color, clean paper, and virtually perfect centering, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, you do not want to miss this one.
SG 44; £3,000 ($3,900).
Scott $3,000+.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 88

Australia, 1924, Kangaroo and Map, £1 gray (Scott 57), 3rd watermark, an absolute beauty, with full fresh original gum which is never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, would grace any album as fine as yours.
SG 75; £650 ++ ($840).
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 89
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Australia, 1919, Kangaroo and Map, £2 black & rose (Scott 58), 3rd watermark, o.g., hinge remnant, phenomenal color and impression (as you'd expect), Fine to Very Fine.
SG 45S; approximately £500 ($650).
Scott approximately $550.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 90

Australia, 1924, Kangaroo and Map, £2 purple black & pale rose (Scott 59), 3rd watermark, nice color on generally fresh paper; hinge lip still attached reverse, Fine, an affordable copy of a difficult stamp.
SG 45b; £4,500 ($5,850).
Scott $4,250.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 91

Australia, 1929-30, Kangaroo and Map, 6d to 10s (Scott 96-101), a lovely, fresh set, each stamp with clean original gum ranging from barely hinged to partial hinge remnants, Very Fine.
SG 107-112; £953 ($1,240).
Scott $928.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $350.
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Lot 92

Australia, 1930, Kangaroo and Map, £2 black & rose (Scott 102), Small Multiple watermark, o.g., light hinge remnant, sharp color and crisp impression, near-perfectly centered; extraneous black ink at bottom, very faint diagonal crease lower left, still Very Fine appearance.
SG 114S; approximately £450 ($580).
Scott approximately $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 93

Australia, 1930, 1½d Sturt, Lord Howe Island provisional (Scott 104 var), bold, clear "2d/paid/LHI" in manuscript across a nearly perfectly centered Sturt; pencil notations on reverse, o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine, an incredibly fresh example of this scarce stamp.
SG 117 var; £750 ($980).
Estimate $500 - 750

Due to a shortage of 2d stamps between Aug. 23 and Oct. 17, 1930, the Island's Postmaster endorsed these 1½d (plus a smaller number of 1½d King George V issues) by means of a manuscript surcharge.

Realized $300.
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Lot 94

Australia, 1931-36, King George V and Kangaroo & Map, ½d to £1 (Scott 113-128), as fresh a set as you could hope for, nearly all with exceptional centering, Very Fine.
SG 124-137; £750 ($980).
Scott $1,511.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 95

Australia, 1932, Sydney Bridge complete (Scott 130-133), no troubled waters here, just a beautiful set of these iconic stamps, all incredibly bright and clean with centering well above average; the 5s lightly hinged, the 3d a left margin single, Very Fine.
SG 141/4; £425 ($550).
Scott $591.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $190.
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Lot 96
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Australia, Officials, 1913, large "OS" perfins, ½d to 5s (SG O1-O12), a beautiful set, with crisp printing, bright color and outstanding centering on the whole, 4d (light crease) and 2s never hinged, Very Fine overall.
Scott OA1-OA12; $4,973.
SG £4,406 ($5,730).
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 97

Australia, Officials, 1914, small "OS" perfins, ½d to 2s (SG O16-O21, O23-O26), missing just the 5d chestnut in this range, o.g., lightly hinged, clean paper, crisp color and fully punched perfins; 2d pulled perforation top center, Fine to Very Fine, several signed with "RN" handstamp.
Scott OB1-OB6, OB8-OB11; $2,909.
SG £3,102 ($4,030).
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Unsold
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Lot 98

Australia, Officials, 1915, small "OS" perfins, 2d to 2s (SG O31, O33-O34, O36-O37), o.g., most lightly hinged, exceptionally clean and fresh; 5s trimmed perforations at upper left, Very Fine.
Scott OB38-OB41, OB43-OB44; $4,430.
SG £5,325 ($6,920).
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 99

Australia, Officials, 1914-30, selection of King George V small "OS" perfins (SG O38//O120), presented on a double-sided stock page, a nice array from each issue of the period; denominations range from ½d to 1s4d, all vibrantly colored and clean; gum is equally fresh, ranging from never hinged to one or two hinge remnants; a range of watermark types, plus a couple commemoratives as well, Fine to Very Fine or better, see the complete lot online.
SG £1,395 ($1,810).
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $450.
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Lot 100
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Australia, Officials, 1915-28, small "OS" perfins, 2d to £1 (SG O43/O51, O76/O78), narrow Crown & A watermark, a simply breathtaking set with the best colors you could hope for; 6d brown, 1s, 2s never hinged; 2s a top right corner singled hinged in margin only, with interesting second perfin in upper margin, Very Fine, £1 signed Haasy Biey/Bs Aires.
Scott OB45-OB55, OB57; $4,859+.
SG £4,850+ ($6,300).
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,900.
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Lot 101

Australia, Official, 1915-24, small "OS" perfin, £2 rose & black (SG O53), small Crown & A watermark, o.g., barest trace of hinge, a heart-stoppingly pretty perfined 'Roo, with great color, sharp printing and exceptional centering, Very Fine, the highlight of any collection.
Scott OB58; $5,250.
SG £5,500 ($7,150).
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,400.
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Lot 102

Australia, Officials, 1929-30, Small "OS" perfins, 6d to 5s (SG O114-O116, O118), four of the last perfined 'Roos for Official Mail; 9d an upper left corner single with full (and partially perfined) margins; all fresh, bright and clean, o.g., never hinged (!), Very Fine, a lovely foursome.
Scott OB96-OB98, OB100; $941+.
SG £970+ ($1,260).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $325.
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Lot 103

Australia, Officials, 1931-33, "OS"-overprinted, 2d to 1s complete (SG O123/O136), comprising the Kingsford Smith, King George V, Kangaroo & Map, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Lyrebird issues, each with bold, solid "O S" overprint in black; clean paper, vibrant colors and many with incredibly pretty centering, Fine to Very Fine with much better.
Scott O1-O14; $698.
SG £689 ($900).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 104
BK
Australia, Booklet, 1926-67, selection of panes, comprising panes of six of King George V SG #96w, 99aw, 127w; King George VI #184w and 206w; pane of ten of Opening of Parliament Building (#105); pane of four #115a, plus complete unexploded booklets #MB1 and MB2, vibrant and clean across the board, Fine to Very Fine with better, uncommon material.
SG 96w//MB2.
SG approximately £633 ($820).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Unsold
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Lot 105
BK
Australia, Booklet, 1928, 2s3d, green on pale green cover, complete unexploded booklet, measuring 83 x 62mm (Gibbons states 83 x 58mm); light foxing to booklet covers, but stamps unaffected, Fine to Very Fine+.
SG SB23; £450 ($580).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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