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AUSTRALIA Kangaroos - Small Multiple Watermark

2031 * 5/- Greyish-Black & Yellow-Orange variety Misplaced Kangaroo BW #45c with Kangaroo's hump in the Gulf of Carpentaria, very well centred, fine mint, Cat $7,500.
Lot 2031:5/- Greyish-Black & Yellow-Orange variety Misplaced Kangaroo BW #45c with Kangaroo's hump in the Gulf of Carpentaria, very well centred, fine mint, Cat $7,500.
3,250.00 2,400.00 sold
2032 U 5/- Grey & Yellow variety Kangaroo misplaced upwards and to right resulting in Kangaroo's back in Gulf of Carpentaria, cancellation partially obscuring the variety. BW #45c variant. Misplacements Cat $7,500 mint, unpriced used. 1,200.00 This lot is no longer available
2033 F £2 Grey & Rose-Crimson BW #57, nice central cds, with good perfs and centring, Cat $1,200.
Lot 2033:£2 Grey & Rose-Crimson BW #57, nice central cds, with good perfs and centring, Cat $1,200.
400.00 400.00 sold

AUSTRALIA Kangaroos - Small Multiple Watermark - Stamps on Cover

2034  The Donald Harkness Remarkable Kangaroo Franking 1933 (Mar 25) parcel-wrapping portion bearing an extraordinary postage composition comprising Third Wmk £1 grey x11, SMult Wmk £2 x3 plus KGV 4d olive paying an aggregate £17.1.4d, representing, by a quantum margin, the record franking, for a pre-war postal article. At upper left endorsed "Accepted/Weight/32lbs/T Hart/Inquiry Office/G.P.O./Sydney" with "£17.1.4" beneath. 32lbs exceeded the limit for parcel post, and the article was therefore required to be charged at full letter rate, as follows: £17.1.4d postage represents 512ozs (32lbs) at 2d per oz. Letter rate = 1,024d (or £4.5.4d) + airmail surcharge 3d per ½oz = 3,072d (£12.16.0d) = Total £17.1.4d. This article, which was professionally restored in 2012 (and affixed to non-acidic backing paper), is the record, and the most remarkable Kangaroo franking extant, retaining the essential elements required to confirm origin, destination, postal service utilised, and to determine and confirm the franking. Rod Perry, in Australian Stamp News (Nov 2012) stated "I rate this survivor, against the odds, as one of the ten greatest items of Australian Commonwealth Philately." Most major Commonwealth collections, past and present, including Australia Post Archival Collection and The Royal Collection, have relatively poor usage representation (most had/have none). At last the opportunity to acquire this unrivalled Kangaroo usage article is available. Historial notes: 1. The recipient of the original parcel Donald James Harkness (1898-1972) was a pioneer in the Australian automotive and aeronautical industries, and a record-breaking racing car driver; the first Australian to exceed 100mph over a measured mile. The subject parcel is believed to have contained an automotive part, dispatched during an endurance trial across Northern Australia. 2. The destination, Newcastle Waters, a 10,353 sq km breeding property in the West Barkly region of the Northern Territory, was once owned by the late Kerry Packer, for decades Australia's richest person. 80,000.00 This lot is no longer available

AUSTRALIA Kangaroos - CofA Watermark

2035 ** 5/- Grey & Yellow-Orange BW #46A, well centred, fresh MUH, Cat $1,500. Ex Australia Post Archives.
Lot 2035:5/- Grey & Yellow-Orange BW #46A, well centred, fresh MUH, Cat $1,500. Ex Australia Post Archives.
800.00 850.00 sold
2036 ** 10/- Grey & Pink BW #50A, fresh MUH, Cat $2,750. Ex Australia Post Archives.
Lot 2036:10/- Grey & Pink BW #50A, fresh MUH, Cat $2,750. Ex Australia Post Archives.
1,500.00 1,600.00 sold
2037 ** £1 Grey BW #54, very well centred, fresh MUH, Cat $3,250. Ex Australia Post Archives.
Lot 2037:£1 Grey BW #54, very well centred, fresh MUH, Cat $3,250. Ex Australia Post Archives.
1,750.00 1,900.00 sold
2038 ** £2 Grey-Black & Rose-Crimson variety Kangaroo's foot broken [R52, vignette plates transposed after Third Wmk printings], unlisted by Brusden White but would be BW #58B(V)n (the 'Pointed tail' element of this flaw was retouched around the time of the Third Wmk printings), fresh MUH, Cat $15,000+. Ex Australia Post Archives.
Lot 2038:£2 Grey-Black & Rose-Crimson variety Kangaroo's foot broken [R52, vignette plates transposed after Third Wmk printings], unlisted by Brusden White but would be BW #58B(V)n (the 'Pointed tail' element of this flaw was retouched around the time of the Third Wmk printings), fresh MUH, Cat $15,000+. Ex Australia Post Archives.
8,000.00 7,750.00 sold

AUSTRALIA KGV - Small Multiple Watermark Perf 13½x12½

2083 ** 1½d Red Die II Ash Imprint block of 8 (2nd line of imprint partially guillotined) with Fourth void correction - with characteristic sloping curve over the stop after 'PRINTER', some perf separations, MUH. Cat $1,000 (for a mounted block of 4). Rare. [ACSC states that this is the state found for the 'TWO PENCE' surcharged issue, and that only one block without surcharge is known.]
Lot 2083:1½d Red Die II Ash Imprint block of 8 (2nd line of imprint partially guillotined) with Fourth void correction - with characteristic sloping curve over the stop after 'PRINTER', some perf separations, MUH. Cat $1,000 (for a mounted block of 4). Rare. [ACSC states that this is the state found for the 'TWO PENCE' surcharged issue, and that only one block without surcharge is known.]
1,000.00 1,900.00 sold
2084 **/* 3d Blue Die Ia imprint block of 4, BW #107(a)z, top units hinged, Cat $700.
Lot 2084:3d Blue Die Ia imprint block of 4, BW #107(a)z, top units hinged, Cat $700.
400.00 380.00 sold
   
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