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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

TASMANIA - Revenues

2148
*/U/Ω/Δ Stamp Duty: 1903 Surcharges annotated on Exhibit Pages with 1d on 3d Sloping Top to '1' (Type c) variety Overprint double mint, Sloping Top to '1' & Flat Top to '1' (Type b) in blocks of 4 & 6, plus singles of both types postally used, also mint Inverted '1d.' surcharges for Types b & c including corner (bcb) strip of 3 centre unit 'REVENUF' lower unit 'REVENUK'; 1d on 3d Base & arm at left (Type d) mint block of 15 (4x3+3) the third row (4 units) with Notch in '1', also strip of 3 postally used with Mangana datestamps, and single stamp with Inverted surcharge fiscally used, also pair on Grand Lodge receipt & single on attractive Tatlow's Royal Mail Coach illustrated cheque; 4d on 3d x6 including mint pair and a single with Current No #8 tab, also a fiscally used example on receipt; condition generally fine. A very good lot. (85)
Lot 1117 [1 of 6]:Stamp Duty: 1903 Surcharges annotated on Exhibit Pages with 1d on 3d Sloping Top to '1' (Type c) variety Overprint double mint, Sloping Top to '1' & Flat Top to '1' (Type b) in blocks of 4 & 6, plus singles of both types postally used, also mint Inverted '1d.' surcharges for Types b & c including corner (bcb) strip of 3 centre unit 'REVENUF' lower unit 'REVENUK'; 1d on 3d Base & arm at left (Type d) mint block of 15 (4x3+3) the third row (4 units) with Notch in '1', also strip of 3 postally used with Mangana datestamps, and single stamp with Inverted surcharge fiscally used, also pair on Grand Lodge receipt & single on attractive Tatlow's Royal Mail Coach illustrated cheque; 4d on 3d x6 including mint pair and a single with Current No #8 tab, also a fiscally used example on receipt; condition generally fine. A very good lot. (85)Lot 1117 [2 of 6]:Stamp Duty: 1903 Surcharges annotated on Exhibit Pages with 1d on 3d Sloping Top to '1' (Type c) variety Overprint double mint, Sloping Top to '1' & Flat Top to '1' (Type b) in blocks of 4 & 6, plus singles of both types postally used, also mint Inverted '1d.' surcharges for Types b & c including corner (bcb) strip of 3 centre unit 'REVENUF' lower unit 'REVENUK'; 1d on 3d Base & arm at left (Type d) mint block of 15 (4x3+3) the third row (4 units) with Notch in '1', also strip of 3 postally used with Mangana datestamps, and single stamp with Inverted surcharge fiscally used, also pair on Grand Lodge receipt & single on attractive Tatlow's Royal Mail Coach illustrated cheque; 4d on 3d x6 including mint pair and a single with Current No #8 tab, also a fiscally used example on receipt; condition generally fine. A very good lot. (85)Lot 1117 [3 of 6]:Stamp Duty: 1903 Surcharges annotated on Exhibit Pages with 1d on 3d Sloping Top to '1' (Type c) variety Overprint double mint, Sloping Top to '1' & Flat Top to '1' (Type b) in blocks of 4 & 6, plus singles of both types postally used, also mint Inverted '1d.' surcharges for Types b & c including corner (bcb) strip of 3 centre unit 'REVENUF' lower unit 'REVENUK'; 1d on 3d Base & arm at left (Type d) mint block of 15 (4x3+3) the third row (4 units) with Notch in '1', also strip of 3 postally used with Mangana datestamps, and single stamp with Inverted surcharge fiscally used, also pair on Grand Lodge receipt & single on attractive Tatlow's Royal Mail Coach illustrated cheque; 4d on 3d x6 including mint pair and a single with Current No #8 tab, also a fiscally used example on receipt; condition generally fine. A very good lot. (85)
1,500.00 This lot is no longer available

ASCENSION

2205 V 1935 Silver Jubilee 5d variety Kite and vertical log SG #33k, very fine used, Cat £500.
Lot 2205:1935 Silver Jubilee 5d variety Kite and vertical log SG #33k, very fine used, Cat £500.
600.00 460.00 sold

CANADA

2211 * 1937 Coronation 3c vertical marginal pair, variety Imperforate SG #356 (footnote), very fine MLH, Cat £900.
Lot 2211:1937 Coronation 3c vertical marginal pair, variety Imperforate SG #356 (footnote), very fine MLH, Cat £900.
1,000.00 750.00 sold

GREAT BRITAIN - Postal History

2222  1948 £1 Silver Wedding block of 3 (cancellation ties one unit at right) and 2½d x24 remarkable franking on large (370x250mm) registered cover from BHP London to Melbourne office, the 65/- aggregate representing 1/3d per ½oz airmail rate x52, the 3d registration fee apparently overlooked. Relatively minor handling blemishes for an article of these proportions. Very few commercial covers are recorded bearing the £1 value.
Lot 2222:1948 £1 Silver Wedding block of 3 (cancellation ties one unit at right) and 2½d x24 remarkable franking on large (370x250mm) registered cover from BHP London to Melbourne office, the 65/- aggregate representing 1/3d per ½oz airmail rate x52, the 3d registration fee apparently overlooked. Relatively minor handling blemishes for an article of these proportions. Very few commercial covers are recorded bearing the £1 value.
3,000.00 2,400.00 sold

TONGA

2241 * 1894 Surcharges ½d on 1/- brown King George I pair variety Surcharge double SG #22c, fine mint and well above average condition, Cat £550+. BPA Certificate (1962) for then SG #22b.
Lot 1693:1894 Surcharges ½d on 1/- brown King George I pair variety Surcharge double SG #22c, fine mint and well above average condition, Cat £550+. BPA Certificate (1962) for then SG #22b.
700.00 This lot is no longer available
2242 * 1896 Typewritten Surcharges Reading downwards ½d on 7½d pale blue variety Stops instead of hyphens SG #37Ad, small part o.g, as always found, Cat £1,100. RPSofL Certificate (2004).
Lot 2242:1896 Typewritten Surcharges Reading downwards ½d on 7½d pale blue variety Stops instead of hyphens SG #37Ad, small part o.g, as always found, Cat £1,100. RPSofL Certificate (2004).
1,200.00 900.00 sold

COINS & BANKNOTES Coins

2302   Australia: 2015 six-coin uncirculated set commemorating 50th Anniversary of Royal Australian Mint, in presentation wallet.
Lot 2302 [1 of 2]:Australia: 2015 six-coin uncirculated set commemorating 50th Anniversary of Royal Australian Mint, in presentation wallet. Lot 2302 [2 of 2]:Australia: 2015 six-coin uncirculated set commemorating 50th Anniversary of Royal Australian Mint, in presentation wallet.
50.00 20.00 sold

AUSTRALIA Decimal Issues - Collections and Miscellaneous Groupings

2312
 1968-70 On Cover Usages comprising 1968 Bernies Automotive Importers to Germany x2 with 25c Robin or 1967 25c Xmas solo frankings; also 1969 Mount Isa (Qld) registered small cover to Germany with 50c Navigators + 5c QEII and 1970 Charlestown (NSW) registered small cover to UK with 5c & 30c Royal Visit + 20c Expo; fine overall. (4)
Lot 2312 [1 of 4]:1968-70 On Cover Usages comprising 1968 Bernies Automotive Importers to Germany x2 with 25c Robin or 1967 25c Xmas solo frankings; also 1969 Mount Isa (Qld) registered small cover to Germany with 50c Navigators + 5c QEII and 1970 Charlestown (NSW) registered small cover to UK with 5c & 30c Royal Visit + 20c Expo; fine overall. (4)Lot 2312 [2 of 4]:1968-70 On Cover Usages comprising 1968 Bernies Automotive Importers to Germany x2 with 25c Robin or 1967 25c Xmas solo frankings; also 1969 Mount Isa (Qld) registered small cover to Germany with 50c Navigators + 5c QEII and 1970 Charlestown (NSW) registered small cover to UK with 5c & 30c Royal Visit + 20c Expo; fine overall. (4)Lot 2312 [3 of 4]:1968-70 On Cover Usages comprising 1968 Bernies Automotive Importers to Germany x2 with 25c Robin or 1967 25c Xmas solo frankings; also 1969 Mount Isa (Qld) registered small cover to Germany with 50c Navigators + 5c QEII and 1970 Charlestown (NSW) registered small cover to UK with 5c & 30c Royal Visit + 20c Expo; fine overall. (4)
50.00 34.00 sold

AUSTRALIA Decimal Issues - Exhibition Collectables

2348  2013 45c Royal Exhibition Building Postcard x3, overprinted in gold for Indonesia 2012 World Stamp Championship and again as a limited edition for 2013 Centenary of Kangaroo Stamps, numbered consecutively between '86' to '88' of '250' issued. (3)
Lot 2348:2013 45c Royal Exhibition Building Postcard x3, overprinted in gold for Indonesia 2012 World Stamp Championship and again as a limited edition for 2013 Centenary of Kangaroo Stamps, numbered consecutively between '86' to '88' of '250' issued. (3)
60.00 20.00 sold
   
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