Australian Commonwealth - Pre-decimal general

1930 Charles Sturt Centenary 1½d Red SG 117 “RE-ENTRY IN LOWER FRAME” ACSC 139d, very fine used.

$30.00

1930 Charles Sturt Centenary 1½d Carmine-red SG 117 variety “RE-ENTRY IN LOWER FRAME” ACSC 139d, very fine used and very well centred.

1932 3d Blue Sydney Harbour Bridge OS Overprint SG O135 “CANCELLED TO ORDER EX THE SPECIMEN COLLECTOR SET” BW 147(OS)w

$15.00

1932 3d Blue Sydney Harbour Bridge OS Overprint SG O135 “CANCELLED TO ORDER EX THE SPECIMEN COLLECTOR SET” BW 147(OS)w ($25), without gum, very well centred.

1934 2d Macarthur Dark Hills SG 150a; fine used.

$7.00

1934 2d Macarthur Dark Hills SG 150a; fine used, retail $10.

1936 South Australia Centenary set SG 161/3, very fine used.

$14.00

1936 South Australia Centenary set SG 161/3, very fine used with the 3d and 1/- being very well centred.

1937 New South Wales Sesquicentenary 9d Violet SG 195, very fine used.

$10.00

1937 New South Wales Sesquicentenary 9d Violet SG 195, very fine used.

1937-60 6d Kookaburra Perf 14¾x14, Wmk SG 190 “LEFT CORNER NO IMPRINT BLOCK OF 4” BW 203zj, MUH.

$110.00

1937-60 6d Kookaburra Perf 14¾x14, Watermarked SG 190 “LEFT CORNER NO IMPRINT BLOCK OF 4” BW 203zj ($175), MUH.

1938 KGVI 3d Blue Die II Thin Paper SG 168ca“ASH IMPRINT BLOCK OF 4” BW 194za.

$200.00

1937-41 (1938) KGVI 3d Blue Die II Thin Unsurfaced Paper SG 168ca well centred “ASH IMPRINT BLOCK OF 4” BW 194za. The upper two stamps are MLH O/W MUH inc. imprint selvedge ($350 thus).

1938-41 (1938) 1½d Maroon KGVI Perf 13½x14 SG 166 “ASH IMPRINT BLOCK OF 4” BW 184zb.

$22.00

1938-41 (1938) 1½d Maroon KGVI Perf 13½x14 SG 166 “ASH IMPRINT BLOCK OF 4” BW 184zb, the upper left corner stamp is mounted mint O/W MUH inc. the imprint selvedge with CV thus $37 thus.

1938-41 QM 1d Green Die II SG 180 “COIL PAIR, UNFORMLY LARGE HOLES” ACSC 182bh

$90.00

1938-41 QM 1d Green Die II SG 180 “COIL PERF PAIR, UNFORMLY LARGE HOLES” ACSC 182bh (MUH/MLH), retail $150 as MLH (1**/1*).

1941-51 KGVI 3d Brown SG 187 “AUTHORITY IMPRINT CORNER BLOCK OF 4” BW 196zg, MUH.

$12.00

1941-51 KGVI 3d Brown SG 187 “AUTHORITY IMPRINT LEFT CORNER BLOCK OF 4” ACSC 196zg, MUH.

1942 4d Koala Wmk Perf 14¾x14 SG 188 “RE-ENTRY BELOW BOTTOM FRAME” BW 198d, very fine used.

$50.00

1938-57 (1942) 4d Koala Watermarked, Perf 14¾x14 SG 188 “RE-ENTRY BELOW BOTTOM FRAME” ACSC 198d ($75), very fine used and well centred; an excellent example of the flaw.

1942 6d Kookaburra Wmk SG 190 “McCRACKEN IMPRINT BLOCK OF 4” BW 203zd, MUH.

$30.00

1937-60 (1942) 6d Brown Kookaburra Watermark, Perf 14¾x14 SG 190 shade Dull Red Brown BW 203B ($10 each MUH) as the “McCRACKEN IMPRINT BLOCK OF 4, LEFT CORNER” ACSC 203zd, MUH. The CV of the block is shown as $30 in error, it should be $50, as $30 is less than 5 x $10 for 4 single stamps and the imprint selvedge (which only come from the McCracken Imprint printings, ACSC 203 Note 1).

1949 ½d Kangaroo “EAR TO ‘O’ FLAW” SG 228a in a MUH positional corner block of 10.

$60.00

1938-66 (1949) ½d Kangaroo, No Watermark SG 228 “EAR TO ‘O’ FLAW – B6/8” SG 228a, BW 180g, in a corner MUH positional Sheet B block of 10 (B6/7-8, 10/7-8) also positioning constant variety “SMALL DOT LEFT OF KANGAROO’S EAR – 10/8”. The 2011 Melbourne listed retail for SG 228a is $100 as a single MUH stamp alone.

1949 ½d Kangaroo No Wmk “WEAK ENTRY IN TOP RIGHT CORNER” BW 180j in MUH positional block.

$15.00

1938-66 (1949) ½d Kangaroo No Watermark SG 228 “WEAK ENTRY IN TOP RIGHT CORNER – CR9/3” BW 180j ($20), centrally positioned in a lower marginal MUH block of 9.

1949 ½d Kangaroo No Wmk SG 228 “BIRD FLAW IN SKY” BW 180d in MUH corner pair MUH.

$12.00

1938-66 (1949) ½d Kangaroo No Watermark SG 228 “FLAW IN SKY BETWEEN’PO’ AND KANGAROO’S EAR (BIRD IN SKY) – AL9/1” BW 180d, MLH in a lower left corner MLH/MUH pair.
This shows that the ACSC listed No Imprint Left Corner Block of 4, BW 180zj should be extended to show the No Imprint corner block with the ‘BIRD IN SKY’ flaw, listed as BW 180zja.

1949-61 Coat of Arms 5/- Carmine SG 224a “RE-ENTRY IN SCROLLWORK AT BASE (AT LOWER LEFT)” BW 268d, very fine used.

$85.00

1949-61 Coat of Arms 5/- Carmine SG 224a “RE-ENTRY IN SCROLLWORK AT BASE (AT LOWER LEFT)” BW 268d ($125), very fine used and well centred.

1953-59 QEII 3d Green “COIL PERF BLOCK OF 4” SG 262ab MUH top right corner block.

$18.00

1953-59 QEII 3d Green “COIL PERF BLOCK OF 4” SG 262ab MUH, 2011 listed retail $25 – an upper right corner block of 4, positional blocks are scarce.

1954 3½d Red Royal Visit SG 272 “RETOUCH TO DUKE’S FOREHEAD, STATE II” BW 308ja, fine postally used.

$200.00

1954 3½d Red Royal Visit SG 272 “RETOUCH TO DUKE’S FOREHEAD, STATE II” BW 308ja ($450), fine postally used, rare.

1954 3½d Red Royal Visit SG 272, four ACSC listed varieties in a mostly MUH left marginal block of 6.

$80.00

1954 3½d Red Royal Visit SG 272 right marginal Sheet D block of 6 (D5/6-8/6/6-8) positioning varieties “EXTENDED LEFT FRAME AT TOP – 5/6” BW 308k (MLH), “EXTENDED LEFT FRAME AT TOP – 5/7” BW 308k, “EXTENDED LEFT FRAME AT TOP – 6/7” BW 308k ($30 each as MUH) and “COLOURED SPUR ADJOINING QUEEN’S RIGHT SHOULDER – 6/7” BW 308l ($40). The block is MLH on 5/6 and the top of the selvedge O/W MUH. This is a very scarce block positioning these four ACSC listed varieties with total cat value $160 (5**/1*).

1954 3½d Royal Visit “RE-ENTRY TO’ROYAL VISIT’, ‘3½d’, ETC – C9/2” SG 272a in corner MUH positional block of 6.

$50.00

1954 3½d Red Royal Visit SG 272 variety “RE-ENTRY TO ‘ROYAL VISIT’, ‘3½d’, UPPER LEFT FRAME, ETC – C9/2” SG 272a, BW 308i ($90) in a well centred MUH lower right corner Sheet C block of 6 (8/1-2, 10/-2). Cliché 8/1 shows what is thought to be constant variety “MISSING LEFT FRAME OPPOSITE CROWN – C8/1”.

1956 4d Koala SG 230a “ROLLER SHIFT TO ‘POSTAGE’ & 4d ETC.” ACSC 199e MUH

$50.00

1938-57 (1956) 4d Koala No Watermark SG 230a “ROLLER SHIFT TO ‘POSTAGE’, 4d & BOTTOM FRAME – DL10/8” ACSC 199e ($75) in a lower right corner pair (trimmed gutter at right), MUH.

1959-63 QEII 5d Blue booklet pane SG 314d with scarce variety “RETOUCH TO SHADING ON NOSE AND EYE” BW 356m, MUH.

$185.00

1959-63 QEII 5d Blue definitive “BOOKLET PANE OF 6 WITH STITCHED TOP SELVEDGE” SG 314d (listed retail $20 for the standard MUH booklet pane), small paper inclusion in the top selvedge. This booklet pane shows the scarce variety “RETOUCH TO SHADING ON NOSE AND EYE – PANEL L4/1” BW 356m (the upper left stamp in the pane, $250 for the single MUH stamp and a minimum x 3 = $750 in the complete booklet pane).

1959-63 QEII 5d Blue definitive SG 314 “COIL PERF BLOCK OF 4” SG 314c, MUH.

$45.00

1959-63 QEII 5d Blue definitive, sheet stamps SG 314 “COIL PERF BLOCK OF 4” SG 314c, a top marginal MUH example. The 2011 Melbourne listed retail is $100 but sheet positional coil perf blocks are scarcer.

1961 1/- Colombo Plan SG 339 “SHADING RETOUCH” BW 382f in MUH corner block of 4.

$45.00

1961-66 1/- Colombo Plan SG 339 Ordinary Paper “RETOUCH TO SHADING ADJOINING CENTRE OF RIGHT FRAME – D8/10” BW 382f ($75) in a bottom right corner MUH block of 4.

1964 5d Sage-green First Airmail Anniversary SG 370 “RE-ENTRY TO FIRST ‘A’ OF ‘AUSTRALIA’, ETC.” SG 370a, ACSC 423d FINE USED.

$200.00

1964 5d Sage-green First Airmail Anniversary SG 370 “RE-ENTRY TO FIRST ‘A’ OF ‘AUSTRALIA’ AND BACK OF FUSELAGE” SG 370a, ACSC 423d ($350), fine postally used.