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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 Decimal Issues

2115 ** 2000 Sydney Olympics 45c five sets of sheets of twenty (unsevered) from the South Australian printing each with their own 'black contact print' sheet plus another set of double sheets with 'black prints' (ex Aitken/McGrory sheet). [Australia Post issued instructions that the sheetlets were to be issued as singles (ie divided along the roulettes) and not as unseparated pairs of sheetlets] Face value $900+. (100s)
Lot 2115 [1 of 2]:2000 Sydney Olympics 45c five sets of sheets of twenty (unsevered) from the South Australian printing each with their own 'black contact print' sheet plus another set of double sheets with 'black prints' (ex Aitken/McGrory sheet). [Australia Post issued instructions that the sheetlets were to be issued as singles (ie divided along the roulettes) and not as unseparated pairs of sheetlets] Face value $900+. (100s)Lot 2115 [2 of 2]:2000 Sydney Olympics 45c five sets of sheets of twenty (unsevered) from the South Australian printing each with their own 'black contact print' sheet plus another set of double sheets with 'black prints' (ex Aitken/McGrory sheet). [Australia Post issued instructions that the sheetlets were to be issued as singles (ie divided along the roulettes) and not as unseparated pairs of sheetlets] Face value $900+. (100s)
500.00 400.00 sold

NEW SOUTH WALES - Collections and Miscellaneous Groupings

2124 * 1892-97 Specimens stuck-down on Tunisian Post Office Archives album pages headed "Nouv. Galles Du Sud" with examples of every issue included in the Nov 2, Nov 8 & Dec 15 1892 and Apr 24 1897 UPU distributions, all with Types 4, 15, 16, 16A, 18 or 19 'SPECIMEN' or 'Specimen' overprints including Postage & Official issues to 5/- Map, 10/- Long Type & 20/- Carrington, plus surcharged issues and postage dues to 20/-. An impressive presentation. (48) 2,600.00 This lot is no longer available

NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History

2128  1832 (Jan 27) inbound outer from London headed "On the Service of the Australian Agricultural Company" addressed to "Captn Sir W. Edward Parry" (the company's Commissioner in charge of NSW enterprises), and sent "Pr Agnes/17Jan'y1832", endorsed "2oz" & "2/8" with '(Crown)/GENERAL POST OFFICE/12JU12/1832/SYDNEY' Type S3 oval arrival datestamp in blue, forwarded to Port Stephens with manuscript "Received at Lambton from Sydney, 15 June 1832." Important early correspondence pertaining to pastoral trade development in NSW. [The rate of 2/8d equated to 8d per ½oz x4 for a letter up to 2oz]
Lot 2128:1832 (Jan 27) inbound outer from London headed "On the Service of the Australian Agricultural Company" addressed to "Captn Sir W. Edward Parry" (the company's Commissioner in charge of NSW enterprises), and sent "Pr Agnes/17Jan'y1832", endorsed "2oz" & "2/8" with '(Crown)/GENERAL POST OFFICE/12JU12/1832/SYDNEY' Type S3 oval arrival datestamp in blue, forwarded to Port Stephens with manuscript "Received at Lambton from Sydney, 15 June 1832." Important early correspondence pertaining to pastoral trade development in NSW. [The rate of 2/8d equated to 8d per ½oz x4 for a letter up to 2oz]
400.00 800.00 sold

SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal Stationery

2138  1896: Post Office Design Competition prize-winning entry by "KANGAROO" headed 'NEWSPAPER ONLY' based around a Half Penny Coin design with an elaborate header and design elements including a coastal scene showing a steam train & ship and an aborigine brandishing a spear, all expertly executed in reddish purple & China white on card (315x246mm), irregularly cut at top to preserve the marginal endorsements in pencil including "Prize divided" & an apparent voting breakdown indicating this to be the most popular entry, with a further endorsement "take out newspaper only" suggesting the design was intended for a Postal Card. Minor edge blemishes. An item of exceptional beauty. 2,000.00 This lot is no longer available

TASMANIA - Postal History

2154  1840 (Jun 23) entire to England with fine and largely complete strike of 'GENERAL (crown) POST OFFICE/HOBART TOWN/VDL/23JU23/1840' large oval datestamp in black (black ink used in 1840 only) with 8th November arrival datestamp in red. The contents advise of the healthy state of trade in the Colony especially for rum, whisky & sherry, with the writer advising that wines should be sent out in exchange for wools, some trivail aging.
Lot 2154 [1 of 3]:1840 (Jun 23) entire to England with fine and largely complete strike of 'GENERAL (crown) POST OFFICE/HOBART TOWN/VDL/23JU23/1840' large oval datestamp in black (black ink used in 1840 only) with 8th November arrival datestamp in red. The contents advise of the healthy state of trade in the Colony especially for rum, whisky & sherry, with the writer advising that wines should be sent out in exchange for wools, some trivail aging. Lot 2154 [2 of 3]:1840 (Jun 23) entire to England with fine and largely complete strike of 'GENERAL (crown) POST OFFICE/HOBART TOWN/VDL/23JU23/1840' large oval datestamp in black (black ink used in 1840 only) with 8th November arrival datestamp in red. The contents advise of the healthy state of trade in the Colony especially for rum, whisky & sherry, with the writer advising that wines should be sent out in exchange for wools, some trivail aging. Lot 2154 [3 of 3]:1840 (Jun 23) entire to England with fine and largely complete strike of 'GENERAL (crown) POST OFFICE/HOBART TOWN/VDL/23JU23/1840' large oval datestamp in black (black ink used in 1840 only) with 8th November arrival datestamp in red. The contents advise of the healthy state of trade in the Colony especially for rum, whisky & sherry, with the writer advising that wines should be sent out in exchange for wools, some trivail aging.
150.00 170.00 sold
   
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