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Collections, Stocks and Accumulations of the World
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Australia and States

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Lot 240
Australian States: Tasmania, Extraordinary Nearly Complete Collection of Mint & Used, 1853-1910. A truly exceptional collection of several hundred stamps all mounted neatly on Scott pages. Certainly one of the finest collections of Tasmaniathat we have had teh pleasure to offer, missing only a handful of raritiesfor completion. Includes specialized pieces such as a cancelled proof of Scott #2, mint strip of four of 116, used strip of 3, of 126, small neat mourning cover with#14, and a used block of 8 of Scott 34. Mint highlights include: 9, 11, 16, 23, 24, 32, 34, 45, 48, 58, 59, 76-85, 86-93, 102-111, 114-116. Noteworthy used includes: 1, 2 (2), 4-5, 6 (2), 7-8, 10, 12-15, shades of the 1857 issue. Additional shades of the 1858 issue, 1864-1869 perf issue used, unpriced double impression of 23c, 25-28, 35, 37, 39, 43, 46. A few faults as to be expected. However a careful collector acquired mainly nice quality with many well margined and centered stamps, definately well above the norm adn worth strong consideration. A huge Scott value and certainly much higher in Stanley Gibbons, Scott $34,874.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
Realized $4,500.
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Lot 241
Australia, Amazing Top-Notch Down Under Collection, 1913-2007. In three Lighthouse hingeless albums (two slipcased) plus two stockbooks, all mint (ok, we spotted a handful of used stamps, mostly early Maps & Kangaroos) and with nearly every space filled, the collection built with an eye to centering; note #1-15 complete mint, an attention-grabbing Kookabura (#18), with King George V and later 'Roos complete less eight items (Drury certificate for ACSC #73A); virtually complete from the 1930s on, with lovely Sydney Harbor Bridge complete (5sh used), #142-143 & 142a-143a, Arms complete (#218-221), Sterling and Dollar Navigators, early Queen Elizabeth II definitives (including all three Aborigine issues), with later issues offering a goldmine of face with souvenir and miniature sheets, etc.; Australian Antarctic Territory complete from 1957; fresh and clean throughout, Very Fine, a truly lovely collection. Shipping charges apply - weight 21.6 lbs.
Scott approximately $45,000 Estimate $12,000 - 15,000.
Realized $12,500.
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Lot 242
Australia, Extensive Collection, 1913-1960's. On homemade pages, mostly used and including some later S/S and a few booklets, includes many better sets and singles as 1-11 used, 19-37 used including few shade varieties, 38-43 used, 60-76 used, 95a NH, 113-27 used, 139-65 used, highly complete after 1940 including high values (e.g. Navigators, the £2 King mint), "back of the book" including O5 used, Antarctic Terr (L97b, c mint), etc., also note some 1950s cacheted FDC, etc., generally F-VF, ideal for continuation. Shipping charges apply - weight 6 lbs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 243
Australia & States, Solid Dealers Stock of Classics to Modern. Lovely and clean stock from a long-time dealer, meticulously arranged in two red boxes of #102 cards, plus two small counterbooks with better, all identified, noted and priced; half of one box filled with States, the remaining box-and-a-half with Australia proper with items ranging between #32 and #2989, plus Airs, Dues, Officials and Military stamps, even a bit of Australian Antarctic Territory; many complete sets, with numerous items duplicated; the counterbooks, likewise identified and priced, contain better sets and singles, with a healthy selection of New South Wales and Victoria, strong Tasmania (many Chalon Heads), solid Kangaroos and King George V issues, early Queen Elizabeth II sets, BCOF overprints, etc.; wonderful quality throughout, Fine to Very Fine with much better, a must-add to your current stock. Shipping charges apply - weight 9.2 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $2,700.
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