STAMPS, COINS & POSTAL HISTORY

Live Auction

Sat 22nd Aug 2020

Time: 12:00pm

N.B: This is a two day auction beginning from 12.00pm AEST each day Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August

We are delighted to be sharing our latest catalogue featuring stamps and postal history – and a few coin and banknote lots to get things started.

So much has changed since December 2019, when we conducted our previous philatelic and numismatic auctions and it seems like so much longer than seven months ago. As most of you know, while the impact of Covid-19 has caused us some delays and the need to modify the way we do things, it has not stopped us from continuing to provide our buyers and sellers with exciting auction catalogues and extremely successful outcomes. Typical of the sales we have conducted under the mandatory and appropriate constraints imposed by the Victorian and Australian governments, our most recent auction, International Decorative Arts, at the end of June, resulted in a 91% clearance rate and attracted hundreds of new clients from all around the world.

This catalogue is full of wonderful material – from great individual rarities, to huge quantities of low value items – whatever the size of your budget. It is clear that collectors are looking for items that give them pleasure to add to their existing collections or to make a start on a new collecting area. To mention just a few:

  • Lots 85 – 112, offer you a fine range of Kangaroo material, in particular some design essays and artwork, as well as two lovely 5/- Imprint blocks of 4;
  • Lots 113 – 139, the KGV Heads section includes a very rare 4d Yellow Orange CA Monogram block with INVERTED WATERMARK (Lot 126), the UNIQUE 5d Chestnut IMPERFORATE Plate Proof block of 4 (Lot 128), the 5d Chestnut Imprint block of 4 (Lot 129) with a catalogue value of $9500+ and the exceptional (Lot 138) 1/4 CofA block of 48, MUH – probably the largest block of this stamp still extant!
  • Lots 141 – 189, the pre-decimal Australian Commonwealth section is brimming with highlights: don’t overlook the complete sheet of 3d Kookaburra Miniature Sheets featured on our front cover (Lot 150), or the magnificent 5/- Sydney Harbour Bridge Imprint strip of 3 (Lot 156); and how often have you seen complete panes of 40 of the 1935 Jubilee set of 3 (Lot 164)? The 1959 (SG.313) 4d lake Queen Elizabeth II, variety “Imperforate at right”, MUH single (Lot 181) is one of only 2 examples known and is in superb condition, as is the corner block of 16 5/- White paper Cattle (Lot 185).
  • The Australian decimal section is undoubtedly highlighted by the complete set of sheets of the 1966 Birds (Lot 228) and the complete sheets of the 1966 Navigators (Lot 229). You’ll wait a longtime to see these issues in complete sheets again!
  • Other Australian highlights include the spectacular IMPERFORATE 20c Waterfalls part sheet (Lot 240), the 2015 “Green omitted” 65c Christmas pane (Lot 244), one of only two known, the magnificent 20/- Postage Due (Lot 247) and the rare 3d Postage Due Imprint block of 4 (Lot 250).
  • Our many collectors of Australian Aerophilately will be delighted to see Lots 263 – 329. Within those numbers some of the most remarkable exploits of our early aviation heroes – Ross & Keith Smith, Charles Kingsford Smith, Charles Ulm and many others – can be seen and even held in your hands. I think I can even hear the propellers starting up…..
  • The Australian Colonial section (Lots 374 – 578) will be of particular interest, especially to collectors of New South Wales, and especially Tasmania, with our strongest offering for several years. We have the benefit of being able to offer you selections from several good Tasmania collections, not the least of which is the wonderful material assemble by Malcolm Groom for his award-winning “Pictorials” exhibit.

Other sections of note include AUSTRIA (Lots 641 – 650) including joined pairs of the UNISSUED Anti-Fascist stamps of 1946, CHINA (Lots 667 – 676), CHRISTMAS ISLAND (especially Lot 680), the 1963 Plate Proofs of COCOS (KEELING) IS. (Lot 683), CYPRUS (Lots 688 – 692), GERMANY, etc, (Lots 712 – 735), Great Britain (Lots 739 – 783), INDIAN Airmails (Lots 794 – 800), ISRAEL (Lots 803 – 812), ITALY & COLONIES (Lots 813 – 819), MALAYAN STATES (Lots 825 – 829), NEW GUINEA & N.W.P.I. (Lots 842 – 877), NEW ZEALAND (Lots 878 – 888) and the spectacular offering of PAPUA (Lots 892 – 939).

We hope you enjoy exploring the catalogue and we would, of course, be delighted to hear from you if you would like to discuss consigning some similar material for our next auction.

We wish you all continued good health and enjoyment from your hobby, and look forward to hearing from you once you’ve reviewed this wonderful catalogue.

Table of Contents
Session 1 – Saturday 22 August from 12.00pm AEST

001-004 Coins & Banknotes: General & Miscellaneous Lots
005-007 Coins & Banknotes: Medallions & Badges
008-009 Coins & Banknotes: Australia – Miscellaneous
010-018 Coins – Australia
019-019 Coins – Australia: Tokens
020-020 Coins – Australia: Sovereigns
021-021 Coins – Australia: Pre – Decimal Silver
022-022 Coins – Australia: Two Shilling
023-023 Coins – Australia: Decimals
024-025 Coins – Australia: Gold
026-026 Coins – Australia: Decimal Proofs
027-032 Coins – Australia: Silver
033-040 Coins – World
041-041 Coins – World: Cook Islands
042-042 Coins – World: Gold: Austria
043-043 Coins – World: Gold: Great Britain
044-044 Coins – World: Great Britain
045-046 Coins – World: Netherlands
047-047 Coins – World: United States of America
048-048 Banknotes – Australia
049-051 Banknotes – Australia: Decimal Banknotes
052-057 Collectables
058-063 Collectables: Exhibitions
064-073 AUSTRALIA: General & Miscellaneous
074-078 AUSTRALIA: Philatelic Literature & Accessories
079-082 AUSTRALIA: Cinderellas
083-084 AUSTRALIA: Revenues
085-087 AUSTRALIA: Kangaroos – Collections & Accumulations
088-089 AUSTRALIA: Kangaroos – First Watermark
090-092 AUSTRALIA: Kangaroos – Second Watermark
093-102 AUSTRALIA: Kangaroos – Third Watermark
103-105 AUSTRALIA: Kangaroos – Small Multiple Watermark
106-112 AUSTRALIA: Kangaroos – CofA Watermark
113-114 AUSTRALIA: KGV Heads – Collections & Accumulations
115-129 AUSTRALIA: KGV Heads – Single Watermark
130-132 AUSTRALIA: KGV Heads – Large Multiple Watermark
133-133 AUSTRALIA: KGV Heads – No Watermark
134-136 AUSTRALIA: KGV Heads – Small Multiple Watermark Perf 13½ x 12½
137-139 AUSTRALIA: KGV Heads – CofA Watermark
140-140 AUSTRALIA: KGV Engraved Issues
141-189 AUSTRALIA: Other Pre-Decimals
190-190 AUSTRALIA: BCOF Japan
191-244 AUSTRALIA: Decimal Issues
245-246 AUSTRALIA: Booklets
247-250 AUSTRALIA: Postage Dues
251-251 AUSTRALIA: Postal Stationery
252-253 AUSTRALIA: Postal Stationery: Postal Cards
254-256 AUSTRALIA: Postal Stationery: Envelopes
257-257 AUSTRALIA: Postal Stationery: Envelopes – Official
258-258 AUSTRALIA: Postal Stationery: Envelopes – Stamped to Order
259-259 AUSTRALIA: Postal Stationery: Registration Envelopes
260-262 AUSTRALIA: First Day & Commemorative Covers
263-329 AUSTRALIA: Aerophilately & Flight Covers
330-362 AUSTRALIA: Postal History
363-366 AUSTRALIA: Postal History – World War I – Military
367-367 AUSTRALIA: Postal History – World War II – Military
368-373 AUSTRALIAN PICTURE POSTCARDS
374-376 AUSTRALIAN COLONIES & STATES – General & Miscellaneous:
377-386 NEW SOUTH WALES
387-387 NEW SOUTH WALES: Revenues
388-392 NEW SOUTH WALES – Postal History
393-393 QUEENSLAND – Moreton Bay District
394-396 QUEENSLAND
397-398 QUEENSLAND: Revenues
399-405 QUEENSLAND – Postal History
406-406 QUEENSLAND – Postmarks
407-411 SOUTH AUSTRALIA
412-412 SOUTH AUSTRALIA – Postal Stationery
413-413 SOUTH AUSTRALIA – Postal History
414-414 SOUTH AUSTRALIA – Postmarks
415-491 TASMANIA
492-499 TASMANIA – Revenues
500-505 TASMANIA – Postal Stationery
506-531 TASMANIA – Postal History
532-537 TASMANIA – Postmarks
538-552 VICTORIA
553-554 VICTORIA – Railway Stamps
555-555 VICTORIA – Frank Stamps
556-559 VICTORIA – Postal Stationery
560-570 VICTORIA – Postal History
571-571 VICTORIA – Postmarks
572-576 WESTERN AUSTRALIA
577-577 WESTERN AUSTRALIA – Postal History
578-578 WESTERN AUSTRALIA – Postmarks

 

Table of Contents
Session 2 – Sunday 23 August from 12.00pm AEST

579-593 REST OF THE WORLD – Thematics
594-621 WORLD – General & Miscellaneous
622-634 WORLD – Picture Postcards
635-635 ALBANIA
636-640 ANTARCTICA
641-646 AUSTRIA
647-650 AUSTRIA – Postal History
651-658 BELGIUM
659-663 BRUNEI
664-665 CEYLON
666-666 CHILE
667-671 CHINA
672-674 CHINA – Peoples’ Republic of China
675-675 CHINA – Taiwan
676-676 CHINA – Postal History
677-680 CHRISTMAS ISLAND
681-683 COCOS ISLANDS
684-685 COLOMBIA
686-687 CROATIA
688-692 CYPRUS
693-693 CZECHOSLOVAKIA
694-694 EL SALVADOR
695-697 Falkland Islands
698-700 FIJI
701-701 FIJI – Postal History
702-707 FRANCE
708-708 FRANCE – Aerophilately & Flight Covers
709-711 FRENCH COMMUNITY
712-712 GERMAN COLONIES
713-731 GERMANY
732-734 GERMANY – Aerophilately & Flight Covers
735-735 GERMANY – Postal History
736-737 GIBRALTAR
738-738 GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS
739-750 GREAT BRITAIN
751-777 GREAT BRITAIN – Postal Stationery
778-782 GREAT BRITAIN – Aerophilately & Flight Covers
783-783 GREAT BRITAIN – Postal History
784-785 GREECE
786-787 HONG KONG
788-792 HUNGARY
793-793 ICELAND
794-800 INDIA – Aerophilately & Flight Covers
801-801 INDONESIA
802-802 IRELAND
803-809 ISRAEL
810-812 ISRAEL – Postal History
813-818 ITALY
819-819 ITALIAN COLONIES
820-821 JAPAN
822-822 KENYA, UGANDA & TANGANYIKA
823-824 LUXEMBOURG
825-827 MALAYA
828-828 MALAYA – Postal History
829-829 Malaya – Straits Settlements
830-830 MALTA
831-831 MOROCCO AGENCIES
832-838 NAURU
839-841 NETHERLANDS
842-851 NEW GUINEA
852-857 NEW GUINEA – ‘G.R.I.’ Overprints
858-870 NEW GUINEA – ‘N.W./PACIFIC/ISLANDS’ Overprints
871-874 NEW GUINEA – Aerophilately & Flight Covers
875-877 NEW GUINEA – Postal History
878-883 NEW ZEALAND
884-884 NEW ZEALAND – Official Stamps
885-887 NEW ZEALAND – Revenues
888-888 NEW ZEALAND – Aerophilately & Flight Covers
889-890 NORFOLK ISLAND
891-891 NORTH BORNEO
892-919 PAPUA
920-932 PAPUA – Aerophilately & Flight Covers
933-939 PAPUA – Postal History
940-942 PAPUA NEW GUINEA
943-943 PITCAIRN ISLANDS
944-945 POLAND
946-946 PORTUGAL
947-947 RHODESIA
948-953 RUSSIA
954-955 SAMOA
956-956 SARAWAK
957-957 SCANDINAVIA
958-958 SOLOMON ISLANDS
959-959 SOUTH AFRICA
960-964 SOUTH AFRICA – Aerophilately & Flight Covers
965-965 SOUTH AFRICA – Postal History
966-968 SPAIN
969-969 SWEDEN
970-970 SWITZERLAND – Postal History
971-971 THAILAND
972-972 Turks & Caicos Islands
973-985 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
986-986 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – Aerophilately & Flight Covers