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1913 3d Kangaroo, INVERTED WMK superb margin *MUH*!  This stamp is over 100 years old now, and 99.9% of Mint copies on the market are HINGED.  True flat clean MUH is really scarce from this era, and most on offer on ebay etc are REGUMMED.  German regums are near impossible for the average collector to pick, and as MUH is retail THREE times MLH, you must be very careful. Clean and fresh, and flat MUH original gum - 105% guaranteed by me in writing as not regummed. Double lined “PO” watermark letters in margin as a nice bonus – reading DOWNWARD, that SHOWS all sheet watermark is inverted!  Exceptional perfs and centering for ANY First Watermark Roo.

A NORMAL watermark in this superb MUH appearance is a pricey stamp, and with INVERTED watermark, this is a GEM for the most discerning collector or investor.  ACSC 12a, $750+++ and a margin copy is a good premium on that. Scarce Kangaroos in top shape have gone totally GANG-BUSTERS this year - their centenary - the Hardy Kangaroo sale broke all records last May – rare and choice pieces getting TREBLE the brand new ACSC even - tinyurl.com/HardyRoo  
$A650  (Order as stock number 842QB) 

 

 

 

Superb Australia Decimal stamp coll 1966-2008, in 3 x ‘Seven Seas’ albums, Ret $4,750 for $1,500:  3 packed out blue albums with matching slipcases, of Australia MUH on Seven Seas pages 1966 to 2008 - total face $A1,510.  Good condition - DOZENS of pages of the contents pictured here – www.tinyurl.com/mzs84uk - face values to $20, and heaps of mini sheets and gutter pairs and peel and stick sets etc.
 

The 3 x very clean, and as new matching ‘Seven Seas’ albums & pages, are retail over $A700 ALONE EMPTY - tinyurl.com/kcvm3gk  The STAMPS all looked clean and fresh MUH all the ones I checked. The FACE alone is $1,510, and retail on much of it is retail FIFTY times face like the 1971 Xmas set 7 and Block 7, and 1968 Soil Medical gutter pair etc. All the earlies are here, and are fresh MUH .. only photos shown above are of the modern.

All the post 2000 stuff sells for at LEAST double face retail - often far more. Dealer stock of this era is NIL. Stamp retail is easily $4,000. And the albums over $700, so retail of this lot is about $4,750. Sensational lot for a new collector of this area, or even to offer these set by set on ebay you have 1000 instant lots here. UNDER ONE THIRD OF ACTUAL RETAIL. Nearly 100% complete - Must be 1000s of different stamps. Bought today in an Estate cheap, so out it goes at an INSANE price!
$A1,500 (Order as stock code 459ZC) 

 

 

 

              

 

 

1915 Kangaroo *MUH* margin pair 6d Dull Dark Blue. Interesting over-inking at left:  MUH copies after 100 years, are not common at all, and these are guaranteed to be MUH genuine original gum – ACSC 19c $1,150 as 2 singles, and cat $950 as 2 singles in cheapest shade. Has striking over-inking at left of LH unit. All shading lines right down frame, and especially the left S - “BLOCK S” - which is totally in a solid blue box, and not shaded at left as per adjoining unit and all usual stamps.  Attractive looker, and brilliant clean cut perfs for any Third Wmk stamp!  $A600  (Order as stock number 381FV)   

 

 

 

KGV £1 Banknote Riddle-Sheehan, attractive collector grade:  From the “Townsville Hoard” I flew up and bought back recently.  On a leading note dealer card noted as “VF - $800” that I’d personally not grade it at, but banknotes are not my big thing!  If I had to guess I’d go for the mid-grade area F-VF, but these things are pretty arbitrary – it might be VF for issue, have no idea.  I am quite conservative on notes and coins, rather than err on the high side, and buy notes on the very low side so I can’t get caught!  Luckily I buy a lot of Estates, like this one was part of.

Clean and quite fresh and quite attractive as you can see, sharp corners - very acceptable for 81 years old.  Well circulated, but quite attractive all the same, with no tears, foxing or pinholes etc, and price is near FIFTEEN times this in aUnc! This was the Depression era 1933, and £1 was a WEEK’S wages for a working man who did have a job. (As a reference point, the lower to mid “VF”’ grade is McDonald $725, $2,100 for “EF” $3,850 for "aUnc" and $7,000 for "Unc". Anyway it is now mine, and I’ll take $A275 for it.  I auction nothing, and far prefer quick turnover for guaranteed profits!  And YOU save the 20%-25% “Buyer Fee” rip-offs. $A275 (Order as stock number 836JE)

 

 


 

 

Switzerland 1936 “Pro Patria” Miniature Sheet - Superb Used:  Fresh and clean and flat, with well centred stamp impressions. Being large size, these often have creases or thins, or bent corners etc. Clean and fresh. “LUXUS”.  Michel Bloch #2 - 260 Euro, and SG 367 £300 = $A600. $A165  (Order as stock number 241LE)

 

 

 

1967 “Commonwealth of Australia” Banknote, $1 scarce Coombs-Randall Signature:  The first issue 1966 Coombs Wilson was heavily bought as the “First” of our Decimal notes. This signature change the next year was ignored by near all, and has always been very expensive, especially in high grade like this. On dealer card marked “aUnc $500”. Nice looking original note with razor sharp corners, Renniks R72, $650 as aUnc. Bought cheap to sell cheap - so out it goes at just - $A300 (Order as stock number 612XD)

 

 

 

Kangaroo 1915 Second Watermark *UNIQUE* trio on parcel piece use:  2d, 1/- and 2/- used on portion of bright red PO "WESTERN AUSTRALIA / INTERSTATE PARCEL POST" label, tied by crisp "Post Restante - Perth 13 Oc:15 - Western Australia" cds.  A most attractive 5 colour exhibition piece. Neither the 1/- or the 2/- 2nd Wmk was recorded or catalogued on label or tag or cover in last ACSC. This is the ‘discovery piece’ that allowed new listing and pricing.  (2d is cat $400 on parcel label - this copy has a portion of the interpanneau gutter piece.) 

The 1/- is now Cat $2,000, and the 2/- is ACSC cat $6,000.  In very good shape for franking off a heavy commercial parcel near 100 years back.  A most important and attractive new discovery – until I found it 10 years back, never seen by collectors for 90 years as found in a non Roo collector's estate. The market for high value Roos used on parcel fragments or parcel tags has been exploding in recent times since the ACSC has catalogued that use, instead of just "on cover" which for most Roo high values is simply not recorded.  A strikingly attractive and UNIQUE Kangaroo classic, to tuck away for those who appreciate quality and rarity - one of my VERY favourite Kangaroo pieces: $A2,500 (Order as stock number 582FL)

 

 

 

1963/1965 Pre-Decimal Navigator "SPECIMENS" set 4:  Fresh MVLH original gum.  When you do see a set, you can BET 1 or 2 are woefully badly centred and/or have bad perfs or no gum/toning - this quartet have exceptional centering for these, and excellent perfs as you can see.  An enormously under-rated and under-valued set.  

Easily the smallest PO issue of anything Australian since WW2.  First printed in September 1964, the new ACSC research shows only 3,480 sets of 4 were ever supplied by Note Printing Branch to the Post Office, and many believe not all those were sold in the 17 months before the Decimal issue of February 1966, and were later destroyed. Guaranteed original gum, and Guaranteed 105% genuine.

I've handled only a few sets 4 in the past 25 years, and nearly all those had condition issues.  I have even handled a few no gum due to toning or heavy hinges being soaked off.  Most sets were bought as gifts for young collectors as the "Specimen" set only cost £1.  SG £475.  ACSC (2006) was $750.  These are clean and fresh MLH. These are of course 50 years old now.

I was given a set in 1964 by an uncle, and proudly affixed them all into my little album - each with a large, yellow, vigorously licked hinge!  I've even bought collections where kids have LICKED these sets into albums, as of course they all had gum on the back, so they are now sold as no gum. The £2 overprint has the high cat LOWER positioning. $A575 (Order as stock number 492MW)

 

 

 

Papua 1935 First Flight cover flown Police Camp Oroville to Daru: Franked with 3d Air Plane overprint, tied by the bold signature of the officer in the police camp “Cecil Cowley” in lieu of a cds cancel! Also pilot signed by “S Campbell”, and a type-written, and Crowley signed endorsement on the reverse, with arrival backstamp, Eustis AAMC #P95 which notes only a few were pilot signed like this one. Cat $375 for very cheapest pilot unsigned type. Amazingly good condition for a fragile paper Papua FFC from 79 years back – they mostly are badly foxed etc - $A325 (Order as stock number 825JW)

 

 

 

Australia 1990s PO packs x 410, PO cost $1,350+ - $A950:  Most have 4-5 copies present - SUPERB for eBay sellers or on-line retailers. Amazing lot of the Hot 1990s era. Dealers call this the "Liquid Gold" era and most retail for 2 or 3 times FACE value.  1980s are around in bulk due to the 80s 'stamp boom'. But with the MEGA high value $20 Glover Painting stamp issued in 1990, (near 25 years back) masses of folks quit buying as $20 back then was about $40-$50 in today's spending power.  A HEAP of extra pix are here - www.tinyurl.com/pgd8z75

So 1990 was a HUGE line in the sand for a vast number of collectors. They stopped buying cold. Few collectors buying, and almost no dealers is a sure-fire recipe for a shortage. This chap was buying 4 or 5 of each pack to put aside for the Grandchildren as a surprise when they turned 18 or 21 it seems. However he passed away before that time occurred, and the wife sold it all to me. All nearly packed into a box, for easy shipping and storage. Spans entirely the VERY saleable 1990 to 2000 decade it appears.  We have well over 400 packs here, and after hours of adding up, the FACE value gets to over $A1,200. Each pack cost 40c each from PO over face, so his purchase cost ex PO was over $1,360. Bought well, so priced to clear at just $950! A SCREAMING bargain for someone.

Superb for ebay sellers as these get GREAT prices there - if you have 4 of a pack, you scan it once, add them on Free Listing days, and away you go. High catalogue for this era and HIGH retail. The Seven Seas ASC cat has a MINIMUM Cat value of 2 times face for this era and often 5 or 10 times face. 15 or 20 times for some. AVERAGE as you can see would even out at about 3 times face across the board. Noted 6 of the scarce and large 1992 CPS Animal pack - retail $30 EACH, but low face etc.  All the red-top topicals and thematics are here - nothing removed by me, except the $20s, that I'll offer separately so as not to inflate the face value and cost here! I reckon you could keep a 'one of each' collection of these, and sell off the rest and keep all yours FREE. $A950 (Order as stock number 148DS)

 

 


 

 

Tasmania £1 1892 Green & Gold Queen Victoria “Tablet” the SPERATI Forgery: "Used" with a genuine circular cancel, "Hobart Tasmania - APR - 1901", and was the ONLY example of this stamp ever seen or known by most large dealers and collectors for many decades. Paper, cancel, perfs and wmk are all genuine – he bleached out a low value, and printed this over top!  This one is illustrated in the BPA superb handbook on the Sperati forgeries, and the excellent Harold Bynoff-Smith “Forgeries” Catalogue – copy attached. Pencil signed “Jean de Sperati” on reverse. It was believed for decades to have been a "one-off" attempt, speculation being he abandoned the idea of making more copies, after this absolute perfectionist decided he could not 100% accurately colour match the "real thing".

A ton more detailed background on Sperati and his amazing forgeries is found at -  www.tinyurl.com/lelhluw This was believed the ONLY copy, until one appeared in the astounding and secretive Sir Gawaine Baillie £20 stamps auctions at Sotheby’s - and I bought that one too – Stock code 482FR – also $A3,950 if you want to own them BOTH! Still on Sothebys lot card. A quite cruddy looking copy of the £2 Sperati Kangaroo sold at Stanley Gibbons Sydney for $A4,770 - just LOOK at how UGLY that stamp was! -  www.tinyurl.com/5zs56f  The Arthur Gray example with added corner, sold in New York for over $A4,000.  

This £2 Kangaroo is by far the most "common" of the four Pacific region Speratis, as about 2 or 3 dozen exist - mostly "used", and also a number of mint copies. ACSC on that is 55c Cat $A17,500 mint and $A7,500 used. This is near HALF that figure. I bought this off Harold Bynoff Smith and sold it years back. It was later auctioned at a Prestige Rarity Sale for $4,425 invoice in 2010 - www.tinyurl.com/n2c5e6u - so this is 11% UNDER that price – and that was way before the new high ACSC price on the Roos!  So these two Tasmania examples have to be blue-chip bargain at about 20% UNDER that price of the grotty Roo at Auction!  Comes complete with the original Bynoff-Smith album page in colour, and photocopy of the BPA London Sperati handbook page on this stamp, and you can readily check this is the exact example illustrated there.  Also has 2013 colour Photo Certificate of Genuineness.
$A3,950 (Order as Stock Number 482FS)

 

 

GB 24p Machin stamp POSTAL FORGERY in MUH blocks. As low as $5 each!  I bought a couple of sheets of these nearly 20 years back when they first surfaced in the UK, sold to Indian and similar family owned small corner stores and supermarkets, who retailed stamps for letters.  A UK dealer, Bushell & Wright, was too scared to offer them in the UK in case Scotland Yard paid him a visit, so he did a deal with me, and I sold them here for about $A40-$50 per stamp as I recall. Sterling was VERY high back then of course, and UK retail was £20 which was about $A45 a stamp then - literally.

He got a Barrister's written opinion that him owning or selling these above face value created no offence under British Law.  Just as well - the forgers were caught and got prison sentences of up to 12 years each - see detail on link below.  Single current Machins from Kiloware are getting $A325 each on ebay as I report below, so Machins are back in the news BIG time! - http://tinyurl.com/Nov12SN

UK dealers currently sell blocks of 8 of these same stamps for £77.50 ($A125) or over $A15 apiece, as you can see - http://tinyurl.com/Mach24p - see other blocks sizes and prices here - http://tinyurl.com/24PMach  I have one even larger block on hand at $A5 a stamp, if anyone is interested in breaking it down on ebay etc for a far greater profit.  Keep a single or block of 4 for yourself from the above lots, and sell the others on ebay etc, to get yours FREE!  You may even come out in front money wise, and keep yours free. Illustrated MUH block 10 as per photo, at under half dealer price - $A70  (Order as stock number 619TQ)

 

                                                  

 

 

MALTA 1860s to 1960s M+U Coll. Cat £930 for $A400:  On a stack of old SG 'Senator' Leaves.  Not seen by anyone for 50 years. Great starter lot of this wonderful country. Cat £930 as you can see, and condition a trifle mixed as always on large lots.  Ton ore photos here -  http://tinyurl.com/MaltaColl Will sell fast at just $400. $A400 (Order as stock number 498FD)

 

 

 

Hong Kong 1938 $10 KGVI Green and Violet - Top Value of set:  One of the key and priciest KGVI stamps from the entire Commonwealth. The original 1938 issue, which only exists with streaky yellow gum arabic.  Mint lightly hinged.  Nice deep, vivid, original “unrubbed” colour as you can see.  SG 161 (2013) £650.  A FRACTION of Gibbons catalogue at: $A400 (Order as stock number 214TR)

 

 

 

Australia $2.60 Ashes Victory Stamp *SELF-STICK* official FDC:  I arranged for these official FDC of the $2.60 PEEL and STICK Ashes International Post. On the OFFICIAL PO FDC envelope. No standing orders were supplied to ANYONE for this peel and stick $2.60, but clearly they were obtainable to those determined enough!

These have the attractive pictorial Australia Post Ashes FDI special cancel “The Urn Returns – First Day Of Issue - Sydney 20 Jan 2014”. No Post Office in the country had stock of these until a MONTH after issue, so doing your own FDC was basically impossible. The regular perforated 60c and $2.60 Ashes pair were readily obtainable of course. On this same design FDC envelope.

Being a CRICKET item this will have global appeal – British cricket collectors are large in number, and several 100s of those alone will all want one of these - and price is generally not an issue, they simply want completeness. And they want OFFICIAL. A cds from a small PO I could have created myself, but that is meaningless – an OFFICIAL GPO cancel is what keen collectors seek.

This is an incredibly scarce FDC, and only 43 were ever done as far as I know, and each is numbered under flap as “5/43” etc. I sourced 20 of those 43. Price is reflective of their scarcity. The first “Ashes” PNC of which 8000 were issued, sell for $200 apiece. I repeat, Eight THOUSAND were sold!

$A40 each (Stock 592RD) TWO FDCs for $A70 (Stock 592RE)  FIVE for $A150 (Stock 592RF) - TEN for $A200 (Stock 592RG)

 

 


 

 

Aust 1935 Silver Jubilee set 3 FU from Registered FDC: Clean and fresh from a Registered FDC .. the red Registered crayon is under left hand stamp. Clear “REGISTERED BRANCH – 2 MY 35 – LAUNCESTON” cds. This set normal used is uncommon, and even an un-cacheted FDC is a $550 piece - www.bit.do/jG2L - so a shame some goose trimmed this one off. Indeed this set goes up to $A1,100 on a plain FDC - www.bit.do/jG24 - $A125 (Order as stock number 438LT)

 

 

 

  

  TRANSVAAL 1879-1907 M+U stamp collection SG £887 - $A375:  Wonderful original oldies lot on 75 year old SG linen hinged leaves! The correct SG Cat is £887. This of course EXCLUDES the £5 Green and the £5 Green VRI which I always assume are reprints etc. However these 2 both have different violet handstamps on gum, so one or both might be OK, I have no idea. Cat is massive for genuines, but reprints are near identical looking, and are not my field.

tinyurl.com/mhbu5ng has a ton of extra pix! Nice lot in generally far better than usual shape for this era .. all over 100 years and up to 150 years old now. Some handy postage dues and the top value £1 KEVII, and other higher values Mint or used.  Bought cheap so £887 cat, plus both £5's - for just - $A375  - (Order as stock number 384DF)
 

 

 

 

 Australia 1913 2/- Brown “Speckled Kangaroo”:  Bought this from an old collection, and it was marked as “Dry ink – Speckled Roo”  As can be seen it has a most striking ink ‘speckling’ or mottling right across the stamp.  The 1913 2/- is a scarce stamp in NORMAL ink – ACSC 35 - $A250. Clean and fresh and flat, and lighter than usual cancel.  The “Dry Ink” is 35cb Cat $650 used, but noted in OS only.  

“Dry Ink” is where the ink gets gluggy, and does not flow smoothly, hence under-inking the plate, until printer notices it and adds new ink. YOU be the judge.  Scarcer Kangaroos have gone totally GANG-BUSTERS this year – now over a century old - the Hardy Kangaroo sale broke all records – rare pieces getting TREBLE the brand new ACSC even -  tinyurl.com/HardyRoo  Bought at a very decent price, so out it goes cheap -  $A225 (Order as stock number 728KE)

 


 

 

Complete set of the "Aust Territories" Year Albums to 2008:  "Impossible" to find offered complete from the scarce VERY first issue in 1994!  Well I've not had a set for years anyway.  Now getting very popular, as for a rather small sum each year you stay 100% complete.  The COST from the PO as outlined on the owner's notes was $A375.  Retail elsewhere .. if anyone had these complete, would be well over $800.  Every year folder is here, and are in the special PO black “leather” binder.  (15 folders + album. Also a FREEBIE album tossed in, of same style “Living Earth”)  Clean fresh lot .. perfect to keep up to date, (PO will still have 2009) and hence a valuable re-sale set down the track. $A425  - (Order as stock number 495KX)

 

 

 

SINGAPORE used coll, from SG 1 to 1990. SG £938 for just $A400:  (Price Just Reduced By $100!)   Handy lot, from KGVI Defins - sets to $5 in both perfs, to 1990.  Many key sets and Defins all through.  A lot more pages of stamps shown here -  http://tinyurl.com/SINcoll   Correct SG cat is £938 last year – higher in new cat for sure.  All on pages in side plastic protectors, in a red album.  Condition seems OK on a quick look, but being in protectors, hard to check them!  $A400  (Order as stock number 187QV)

 


 

Australia MUH Blocks Coll.  Face over $A1,200, for just $A900: One Man's entire collection.  Looks to be all in full matched sets. Totally untouched by me. Sold as received. Gutter blocks and corner blocks and mini sheets. All MUH. Condition overall looked very good - odd little age mark here and there noticed, but well above average.  A TON more photos of them all here -  tinyurl.com/mjwt5ls

Some very good sets and items here as you can see. Even if you want to use on mail or ebay sendings etc, you save a cool $300!  For small packets and large letters etc these are perfect to use. Values to $5 and $10, but most are under $1 face value, hence easily usable. $A900 (Order as stock number 321VB)  

 

 

 

 

USA huge 1885 $20 Liberty Head, 1 ounce Gold Coin:  One of the most sought after Gold coins. A massive Gold coin – one ounce weight. San Francisco Mint and 1885 is a better date. Condition very nice for a gold coin, which being very soft gets bag marks and handling marks very readily.

If I could be bothered wasting the months of time and high costs of to and from Reg’d post to USA to get it slabbed I’d be confident it would rate MS62 or better.  Seems superior to this example on current offer for $US3.150 ($A3,450) - tinyurl.com/mfcxxcv  Bought well from an Estate, so out it goes for $1,300 LESS! -  $A2,150 (Order as stock number 378LV)

 

 

 

 

Papua 1931 Lakatoi “OS” set 13 to 2/6d top value – both shades latter. Fresh MLH or MUH. Bright deep colors as you can see. Papua pre-war is RED-HOT lately, and this is an absolutely key set. SG #055-66, Cat ~£250 (and USED near treble that!) $A225 (Order as stock number 21w3343TB)      

 

 

 

 

 

KUWAIT 1958-1969 Mint Stamp Coll on leaves. Cat £545, Reduced $50 to $A225:  A couple of no account sets are lightly stuck to these heavyweight pages due to humidity, but cat value of the used cat is often MORE than the mint if you float them off, and call them 'very fine used'. Coff.  Those huge, really heavy gauge Stanley Gibbons pages are a little aged here and there, so that would be a very wise move actually to re-house the entire lot in a stockbook and would yield a rather nice collection. A little mild perf toning now and again, but again, generally on the no account sets, and really luckily, most of what is here is on the pages, not any stamps!  Re-house them, and problem solved.

Most of these seem to be £5 to £10 sets, so clearly were missed by most as new issues, hence the good SG value today. A great way to pick them up in one hit. In 30 years of dealing, I have NEVER once before had a Kuwait collection for sale. Sets here up to very high SG cat - these generally in nice shape. Top end stuff you see photo'd in auction catalogues.  Attractive stamps, and VERY seldom offered in a large, near complete run.  Bought cheap, so out they go cheap as well to a new home!  A TON more photos here - http://tinyurl.com/KuwaitColl  $A225  (Order as stock number 497UT)

 

 

 

Kangaroo 1929 10/- Small Multiple Watermark, well centred Mint:  A rare stamp – SG 112.  In my long experience TEN times scarcer than the 3rd Wmk or CofA watermark 10/- vals.  There were in fact only 240,000 of this printed v/s over 1.2 million of the Third Watermark 10/-, yet Cat value is around the same – absurd with a higher than 5:1 ratio. This was the 10/- stamp on national issue all during the Great Depression, and few then had the week’s salary spare to plonk down on ONE mint stamp! 

Indeed there was the exact same low print number of this, than of the super expensive 1913 £1 & £2 First Watermark Roos -  240,000 on all 3.  Has the unusual “Ewe Faced Roo” variety ACSC 49(V)FA $2,000. Mint with the usual slightly honeyed gum on this 85yo issue. Excellent perfs and centring and colour.  Well under retail for a NON variety stamp at: $A700  (Order as stock number 312XD)

 

 

 

Roo 1915 Third Watermark, 6d Dull Dark Blue, on small parcel piece cut out:  A very scarce and distinctive shade - from the Die 2 Cooke printing.  There was one small printing of this colour due to WW1 ink shortages – most printing ink of course came from Germany and Austria in that era! (Hence the VAST range of shades on 1d Reds and 4d Orange KGVs during WW1.) Even used OFF piece it is rated $A100.  ACSC #19c Cat $A600 on parcel piece or fragment. Also has 2d Grey alongside - that is cat $275 on piece. Both tied “MELBOURNE 28 JL 20 VICTORIA” dated cds.  A unique piece, and a very cheap pick-up for the specialist. $A125  (Order as stock number 294XL)

 

 

 

Australia & AAT MUH stamps - $A1,000 face value for $A700!  Mostly in PO packs and collector blocks etc:  I buy a lot of this in deceased estates.  No photo needed, as each sending will vary - except I'll instead show the $100s of MONEY you save if you buy a large lot of this off me!  Perfect if you send a lot of ebay lots, or the bosses mail from work or a Charity etc. OR you want to sell these yourself on ebay etc, OR start a new collection - as the packs are generally all different!  Or I can send mostly MUH blocks of 4 or larger if you prefer.

For instance right now I can sell you $A500 face value for $A360 cash!  Or cheaper still ...... buy $A1,000 face value for just $A700 cash, all mint with gum.  I always have $10,000-$20,000 or so face on hand.  Larger discounts still, for orders above $1,000 face. If you just want 70c stamps for domestic mailing in sheets etc, I can help with those too. Tons more detail here - www.tinyurl.com/OzPost - $1000 gummed face value for just $A700  (Order as stock number 748LT)
 


 

Kangaroo 1913 2/- Brown CTO perfect centred, $150:  CTO Kangaroo prices have gone insane this past year – as you can see on link here, single stamps selling for up to SEVEN times the recent ACSC prices – tinyurl.com/k3rq5yq  So stamps like this are worth grabbing NOW = 35wb $A300 as cheapest CTO.  This one clearly a premium looker – centering and perfs are GENERALLY appalling on this 1913 issue.  Perfectly centred, and brilliant perfs for any 1913 CTO, as you can see.  A previous owner has used a heavy paper style hinge, so that might well be covering a thin spot.  I never soak Roos, so will sell it on that assumption, at under half what it would be otherwise be, looking this nice. $A150 (Order as stock number 429LR)  

 

 

 

Western Australia 1854 4d Deep Dull Blue Swan – SG £850 - $A450:  The striking ‘Deep Dull Blue’ shade.  Attractive item. Sadly not the even pricier ‘Slate Blue’, but very scarce all the same! Indeed Prestige regards THIS shade as the scarcer of the 2 - tinyurl.com/pex33tz  SG 3d £850 = $A1,700.  Wildly misidentified on ebay etc of course, with the regular “Blue” being often sold as this very distinctive shade.  See examples of all shades here - tinyurl.com/o735vrr  Clean VFU, neat Perth “Mute” numeral, and clean and fresh and GUARANTEED by me to be free of toning, repairs, old paper hinges and foxing so common on these 160 year old classics. Margins all round – just touching at SW corner.  Swan sideways watermark shows clearly. The world’s earliest “Bird” stamp? $A450  (Order as stock number 639LE)

 

 

 

Hawaii 1864 set 5 Plate Proofs - Scott $US1,750 - $A350:  Bought these in a nice old collection. They are clean fresh plate proofs of the issued set of 5.  They are in amazingly fresh bright condition for 150 years old!  On thin ungummed paper, and look very clean. Scott is $US1,750 = $A1,925 in my 2014 specialised (Cat #30P3-34P3)  Under 20% of Scott. $A350  (Order as stock number 375JR)

 

 


 

Third Watermark 6d Kangaroo pair on Parcel Post piece with scarce variety:  An eye-catching piece, both stamps clean and fresh, with excellent perfs and centering for these terrors.  On part of parcel label - “Commonwealth Of Australia – PARCEL POST – 3 lbs”  With neat cancel “St. Helens 9 JL 23 – Tasmania” tying to label.  ACSC Cat 20a Cat $325 for a non-error single on parcel piece.  HOWEVER the RH unit has the “White Flaw Top Of Kangaroo’s Neck” variety, ACSC 20(U)d, which is TEN times the normal used stamp, hence being used on piece is Cat $A3,250.  $A300  (Order as stock number 297FK)

 

 


 

 

LUXEMBOURG 1945 to 1968 Mint coll. Cat £2,243. $A400:  As usual due to the thick shiny gum used, some are 'stuck' to the large heavyweight and expensive (Ret $7 each - true!) Gibbons "Philatelic" brand top end pages, due to humidity. But luckily value of the used cat is often higher than mint if you float them off, and call them 'very fine used'. MANY more pix are here - http://tiny.cc/3bwv7w

Pop them all into a nice new "Lighthouse" stockbook, or on Hagners, and bingo - they'll look 10 times neater. Some modern sets are often not stuck, and are normal Mint. Current SG cat is about £2,243 = $A4,100+, and current SG cat values are noted next to each set for your convenience of checking. Attractive stamps, and VERY seldom offered in a large, near complete MINT run. Bought cheap, so out they go cheap as well to a new home – at UNDER 10% of SG!  $A400  (Order as stock number 214TS)

 

 

 

North Borneo 1888/1892 $1 Scarlet high value IMPERF PAIR:  Very striking looking imperforate pair of this popular Coat Of Arms high value. Fresh clean unused, with bright colour and huge margins all sides. No thins, tears, creases, foxing or hinge remains so common on these – now 126 years old. SG 42a £425 = $A950. $A275 (Order as stock number 782KT)

 

 

 

1944 Ascension Island 2/6d KGVI “DAVIT” Flaw – Cat £1,400 for just $A800:  One of the highest catalogued flaws in the KGVI era for the Commonwealth. Bright and fresh, and totally free of the gum aging so often seen on these. Faint hinge touch. SG 45ca Cat £1,400 = $A2,800. SG just purchased Murray Payne and you can GUARANTEE key KGVI errors will be hiked up in value next SG!  Bought attractively, so priced to clear fast! $A800 (Order as stock number 629RL)

 

 


 

 

 

1946 BCOF Japan set 7 on **UNADDRESSED** Cover “13 for B” Flaw:  Spectacular.  These stamps are super heavily faked. 80% of those sold on ebay are forgeries is my best guess, and only total Bunnies buy them there. The Sydney forger alone has sold several 100 sets of stamps on ebay via his 50 closed down ID’s. On COVER is by far your safest bet for sure.  SG J1-7 cat £275 = $A550 for a used set OFF cover!  All 100% guaranteed by me genuine overprints, all with Genuine “497 UNIT POSTAL STn - 9 DEC 48” cancel of Kure Japan.  Has the elusive, but Dr. Ito cat flaw “13 For B” flaw - rare on any cover. Buy off me for way under the SG used price OFF cover – with NO variety!  One in 100 covers is unaddressed. The key 5/- (Cat £180=$360) is beautifully centred as you can see, and free of the foxing these mostly get due to being chalky paper. $A350 (Order as stock number 628KT)

 


 

  1911 Sudan Camel Postman 10pi top Value “Army Service” Stamp FU:  Black and Mauve Star and Crescent watermark, with nice dated cds of Khartoum on top of the overprint.  Clean and fresh used with strong deep colour.  SG A13 Cat £650. $A350  (Order as stock number 296GL)  

 

 

10/- Kangaroo stamp 1937 *ANILINE* Ink Cat $A750 for $A350:  The scarce last printing, that glows like a volcano under the UV Lamp.  Printed at end of 1937, and not distributed to POs until well into 1938. Replaced very soon after in that year by the 10/- “Robes” Definitive, so surprisingly few were sold. Compared to all my other used 10/- CofA in stockbook, this one really stands out under UV.  Clean and fresh and flat, totally free of the usual hinges and gook and gunk - and more important, free of the creases and tears often seen on these heavy parcel issue stamps.

Scarce Kangaroos have gone totally GANG-BUSTERS this year - their centenary - the Hardy Kangaroo sale broke all records in May – rare pieces getting TREBLE the brand new ACSC even -  tinyurl.com/HardyRoo  ACSC 50D $750. Overexposed the scan a tad to try and show the glow, but that does not really work on scanners! $400 UNDER cat - $A350 (Order as stock number 486QK)
 

 


 

 

NORFOLK ISLAND, 1971 Rose Window at St. Barnabas Chapel Proofs:  As a dealer for 35 years, I have NEVER even seen a set offered such as this from Norfolk. The spectacular 2002 Stephen Bradford and 2011 Eddie Garrard Norfolk Island collections did NOT have these. Presumed to be from the Printer Archive – Heraclio Fournier, Spain.  

I am not aware of any other stamp from Norfolk (or anyone locally) printer by Fournier. Fresh MUH progressive Colour Proofs, on same gummed paper as issued stamp, with matching perforated stamp. A spectacular looking album page.  At only $55 each, for almost certainly unique pieces - indeed each is HALF what the AP current PO year book costs! Insane. SG #125. $A500  (Order as stock number 672FT)

 


 

 

 

Tasmania Second Allocation “RRR” Scarce Cancel: '47' of Jerusalem Lower:  A superb strike of one of the scarcer Tassie cancels, tying 1d QV Sideface to a small piece.  Rarity Rated RRR.  Interest in the better cancels is stronger than ever in recent times.  A terrific strike of this “47” with 2 vertical bars at each side. $A200  (Order as stock number 742GW)

 

  Greece 1906 Olympics High Values, perfect centred mint: Not often seen well centred, these as you can see are spot-on perfs and centering wise – far better than usual. Fresh Mint with hinge remainders. 3D and 5D - top 2 values on this long set – the £1 and £2 Kangaroos of this era. These are now 105 years old. I also have the Greece 1896 Olympic set USED to 5D, and the 10D used on its own, very cheap if anyone has gaps there! Michel 156/7 Cat E350. SG 195/6 £350. $A200 (Order as stock number 283LR)  


 


 

 

Australia 1938 2d Red KGVI Superb Block 4 with *COMPLETE* Plate Number “4”:   (Just Reduced $100!!)  Great eye appeal. Lovely clean fresh block, with a GPO Sydney CTO cancel.  This block has a totally COMPLETE plate number “4” as you can see.  And also neatly trimmed on angle, so both perf electro pips also shown in full.  All the KGVI era plate blocks are rare, as ordinarily these numbers were guillotined off, leaving in 99.9% of cases a narrower margin, or now and again, a tiny portion of the number base. 

Plate 4 is a nice one, as copies are known with “4” and “- 4 -“ with the perfs flush along top, OR a few are known like this with the 1 perf extension above the other perfs – the only 2d plate this is known for I understand.  PERFECT perfs and centering as you can clearly see.  A gem to tuck away.  ACSC 188zc $2,000 (years ago) for the more common non flush perf.
$A700  - (Order as stock number 416JK)
 




 

 

 
 

 

 

AAT *FULLY IMPERFORATE* Miniature Sheets - $A50 each:  In November 2013, Australia Post released just 250 x IMPERFORATE panes of 15 mini sheets of stamps. You needed to phone the special PO "800" number, or order online, and the strict maximum order was ONE sheet a person, and the sheets sold out in super-fast time, as you'd expect.

There will be near none in the secondary market, as collectors who ordered them for themselves will not be sellers - at any price. I'd guess there are easily 20,000 keen global collectors of AAT, but only 250 of these sheets to go around.  If 200 buyers hold on to their sheets for their collections, that leaves just FIFTY to service those 20,000 collectors worldwide.

99% of AAT collectors do not right now realise this IMPERF issue even exists. In the 57 years since AAT first issued stamps in 1957, I can't recall any other *AAT* imperforates sold by the PO. This is an Official Australia Post Australian Antarctic Territory issue, it is imperforate. It is limited, it is 100% OFFICIAL PO, and it was RED hot from Day #1.

Tons more photos, and sheet options (pairs and number and colour sheet margin blocks) here -
http://tinyurl.com/AATimps - These prices are SUBJECT UNSOLD, and I reserve the right to amend them at ANY time based on demand from my ads.  An imperf mini sheet of 5 MUH or CTO is - $A50  (Order as stock number 629KE) A superb cancelled Imperf AND perf sheet used on A4/Quarto cover to you or friends anywhere on the planet is just $A65 (Order as stock number 629KO)

 

 

Hong Kong 1938 KGVI $5 Dull Lilac and Scarlet *MUH* Corner Block 6:A MUH original gum corner block. Now 76 years old, and $30 back then was an absolute FORTUNE for a stamp block. Has the usual ‘honeyed’ gum Arabic, that occurred on ALL this issue, and the $10 of this set etc.  SG 160, £480, and Asian buyers attach a LARGE premium to corner pieces of high values as is well known. Bought cheap in an Estate today. $A350 (Stock code 284LR)

 

 

 

JERSEY collection 1969-1997 on 40 Hagners UNDER face!:  In green binder - these retail $80 alone! From the very first Commem set in 1969, to end of 1997. Jersey issues past 1990 are SCARCE, and this looks to be a complete run I'd guess.

A very pretty mint collection, totally untouched by me, and many values to £5 as you can see. Current SG value of stamps is £561 = $A1,100.  Around a THIRD of Gibbons Cat, and all the Hagners are free!  A TON more pix here - http://tinyurl.com/n7bgu9c

The FACE VALUE alone is £207 = $A400+, so these are UNDER face, and all the Hagners are free! Nice looking lot and 99% look fresh MUH. Several high vals to £5, and high value mini sheets. $A350  (Order as stock number 291PQ)

 



 

 

INDIA KGVI 1937 full set 18 fresh Mint. SG £500. $A350:  Empire of India – Attractive full set on SG album page, clean Mint. Very bright original colours, been in UK most of its life. Couple blemishes here and there noted after 77 years, but a pretty looking set. The Key 10R top value, cat £225 is very fine. India is THE Boom child of the Commonwealth, and prices WILL keep rising.  SG 247/64. $A350 (Stock Code 917ND)

 

 

 

1942 Australia Rare 1½d Queen Mother FDC - Just $800:  One of the most scarce KGVI era covers. Issued right in the middle of WW2, and most collectors were serving overseas. No pre-announcement of these at all, and only a few genuine covers are recorded.  ASC 22a $900 for a single on FDC – block 4 FDC are retail now $A2,750 - http://tinyurl.com/Block4FDC and are rare. Censored, to USA with letter inside to a friend noting it was a surprise new issue that day. Superbly clear Sydney cancel of December 1 1942 issue date. Much more discussion on it here - http://tinyurl.com/1942FDC Being a block is most uncommon, and a VERY clean cover, being overseas near all its 72 year life, and went 7,500 miles to SEA to USA right through a heated Pacific War! $A800 (Stock 629KQ)

 


 

 

1918 Kangaroo 5/- 3rd Watermark Grey and Pale Yellow,  Harrison Imprint Pair:   Most attractive with exceptional perfs for this "terror" which often has raggy and "fluffy" ones.  Has the constant flaw on RH stamp - "White Flaw Off NSW Coast". Clean and fresh with the lightest trace of a hinge touch - most unusual, as they generally have ugly and heavy yellow hinge gobs on the reverse!  Has a tiny margin split at base margin, around "E" of "Note" which you can see in photo, and mentioned for accuracy.  ACSC 44ze, Cat $3,000.  Note the VERY different placement of Kangaroo image on each stamp!  Dirt Cheap at $A1,650 (Order as stock number 728LT)

 

 

 

New Zealand 2006 Kapa Haka “Unissued” set of 5:  Sold, advertised, mailed and charged to some standing order clients by NZ Post. But hastily withdrawn in panic at 11th hour, as some Maori activists did not like the design images.  39 mint sets of 5 were mailed and they are the rarest post-war issues for 100 years from NZ. (See note in SG “New Zealand” cat.) An affordable way to buy these is via the un-issued 45¢ "Poi" Maori dancer self-adhesive booklet stamps or the 45¢ coil version.  FAST ordering is recommended as when my small stock is gone, they can't be replaced.

Price is $A2,000 a single 45¢ self-adhesive booklet stamp neatly cut from the block, or $A3,950 a horizontal pair. (45¢ Coil stamps the same prices)  Or $A7,000 a booklet block of 4 - if a block is still intact of course when you order! (A block of 4 is a booklet “pane” - each booklet has 2 panes of 4, and a pair.)  Or the complete booklet of 10 for $A14,000. (One only in stock.)

These figures are miles lower than NZ retail which is high as tiny supply rapidly shrinks, and news of their existence slowly spreads overseas. "Linn's Stamp News" carried my story on these front page in colour. And best of all, the NZ dollar has strengthened a lot against $A in recent months. A Len Jury auction in Auckland saw a set of 5 of these sell for $14,900 on a $13,500 estimate, and a later Mowbrays NZ sale had a set 5 invoiced at $14,562.  I have several full sets of 5 for sale MUH at $A8,500 a set 5 or $A45,000 for a plate block 6.

If you buy them off me, as an Australian resident, you avoid a certain 10% GST impost upon arrival from NZ as a highly insured item, versus ordering locally, and avoid the nasty new 3-4% "overseas use surcharge" + bad exchange rate your credit card bank will certainly levy.  Likewise for NZ buyers I mail in such a way Registered as to cause no interest there on entry.  My copies are IN-STOCK, and ready to mail now.

Remember only 39 mint sets of 5 of these were sold, and NZ Post has confirmed that in writing – see article below.  Each stamp in each set is FAR scarcer than the 1906 1d "Claret" Christchurch, which have fetched up to $NZ22,500 each at public auction.  A full set of 5 from me costs only $A8,500 – or just $A1,700 each.  Classics of the future.

For FAR more details of them all here: www.glenstephens.com/kapa_haka.html

 

 


 

 

 

INDIA Gwalior State 1938/48 KGVI Hi-Val, cross gutter MUH Block 16!:  A most spectacular and probably UNIQUE block. Fresh MUH – rare enough for something 66 years old. Gum on these if stored in India is deep brown – this is a beauty. All the interpanneau gutter lines, and not even a hinge touch.  SG 113 Cat £880 as 16 mint singles. Scott #113 $US1,000. In my view, all India related high values in CLEAN condition and MUH, have a TON of future upside. These are just $A31 each! $A500 (Order as stock number 936KT)

 

  

 

 

 

10/- Kangaroo Dark Grey and Aniline Pink stamp, with RARE Type 1a “SPECIMEN” -  Cat $10,000+:  The scarce aniline printing, that glows like a volcano under the UV Lamp.  Clean and fresh and flat, lightest hinge touch. The scarce “Type 1a” Specimen is distinguished by the shaved left of “S”, and distortion bump on lower loop of “C”. (Previously called Type “C1”).  This occurred only once on each overprint Forme.  As only 1,200 CofA 10/- Roos were issued with this Type C font overprint, there were 40 of these Type 1a ever printed.  Being the “lowly” CofA which mainly went into Kiddie collections, via gifting of the cheap Specimen packs by doting relatives, many of those 40 examples are long lost over the past 80 years. 

This overprint variety is almost never is offered on the market. One with inferior perfs and centering to this (and NON aniline) was auctioned by Prestige in 2011 - estimate $1,500 - and invoiced $A8,450, and when the full ACSC value was only $1,750 -  http://tinyurl.com/Spec1A   (An ugly example sold for $A8,900 a few months before.)  That Prestige example sold for about SEVEN times prevailing full ACSC.  Current ACSC 50Exc, cat $10,000+++.  Doubtless UNIQUE in this shade - but a SUPERIOR example, with lovely fresh GLOWING appearance, for WAY under year’s old action price! $A8,000 (Order as stock number 486QK)

 

 



 

 

Sand Cay WILLIS ISLAND (QLD) to “Buka Passage” New Guinea 1939:  FROM - "Willis Island Queensland 7 APR 1939 Radio Station" scalloped oval in Violet. And a straight line WILLIS ISLAND handstamp on face as well. With correct 2d KGVI stamp - normal domestic post rate applied to British New Guinea at this time.

The little sand cay is about 500 kms steaming east of Cairns, in the Coral Sea. Addressed to "Buka Passage, Bougainville New Guinea". The album page notes that cancel was used only until 1942.

On Burns Philip crested Belt and Buckle stationary - also with the Willis Island backstamp, so that points to it being 100% commercial. Via Burns Philp Line trading boat - S.S. Malaita - with MALAITA straight line hand-stamp, and also PAQUEBOT (Posted at sea) handstamp.

Stamp appears to have NOT been date-stamp cancelled at Willis Island, so it was cancelled on arrival at Buka Passage ..... that cds being "Buka Passage 3 JU 39 - New Guinea".

This was just before WW2 commenced, so is not a wartime cover. However the S.S. MALAITA soon became a troop and transport ship, and was later torpedoed by the Japanese. Auction price for identical cover is $A1000+.  MANY more pix, map and discussion on it here - http://tinyurl.com/BukaPass - $A650  (Order as stock number 271LR)

 

 

Australia 1916 2/- Brown Kangaroo INVERTED WATERMARK, with RPSL Certificate:  An incredibly rare stamp.  ACSC lists Inverted Watermark stamp as 37a at $1,500 - and often in terrible shape from parcel use in WW1.  As an example, the only used copy in Arthur Gray sale had short perfs and a missing corner.  This is a 98 year old stamp, clean and flat and fresh, attractive FU with no hinge remains or gook or gunk. Most of this watermark 2/- has “fluffy” perfs - this one is superb as you can see. With incredibly light cancel for a parcel usage 2/-. 

October 2012 Royal Philatelic Society London, (RPSL) Photo Certificate – “SG 41w used – is genuine.”  Better Kangaroos have gone totally GANG-BUSTERS this year - their centenary - the Hardy Kangaroo sale broke all records in May.  Rare pieces getting TREBLE the brand new ACSC even - http://tinyurl.com/HardyRoo  A superior grade stamp, suitable for a collector with the very fussiest of standards.  $A995  (Order as stock number 718LT)
 

 

 

“The Engraved Stamps Of The Commonwealth Of
Australia” - price *Reduced* $A200 this month!

The quite magnificent official Australia Post produced coffee table book. Compiled by Richard Breckon. Brass cornered, beautifully gold deeply embossed leatherette cover, gilt edged outer leaf edges, with matching marbled heavy slipcase. Issued in a VERY limited Edition for ‘Australia 99’.  I am advised only a few 100 copies were ever made, and were a near instant sell-out .... even at the very high issue price.  Being so recent they almost NEVER come on the market - no-one wants to let them go!

Semi opaque interleaved pages with designs on them. Real heavyweight grade archival weight paper. Varnished glazed paper for effect in parts. The photos really do not begin to convey the lavishness and class of this book.  My guess is the book and slipcase cost well over $100 to make.  Shows masses of issued designs and superlative background info.  Similar in size to a “Leather” PO Year Book.
 

Also contains 28 different Official correct size recess printed DIE PROOFS in black from the original dies. From 1913 1d Engraved KGV to 1965 Anzac. Inc most early commems - like Harbour Bridge, Jubilee, Canberra, Hermes, Sturt, Sesquicentenary etc.  Also high value Definitives like the £1 Robes and Arms, 7/6d Cook &c.  All this at around $10 an official Die Proof!  And NOT obtainable any other way than via this book.

The Die Proofs sold separately would realise FAR more than the entire book is selling for here.  The KGV 1d Engraved, or £1 Robes could very easily bring $50 to $100 each on their own if sold separately as official PO issued Die Proofs.

A magnificent book for ANY collector to own. Words cannot describe the lavish production and contents and luxury "feel" .... EVERY person - dealer or collector - who has seen it here on the office desk picked it up and said
"WOW"!  Gary Watson's Prestige Philately got $437 for a set in a Public Auction. They called them "without doubt the BEST product released by Australia post in recent decades”.  Bought 3 in an estate, and have reduced the price of last 2 from $500 to just $300 each!  Buy yourself a classy GIFT you'll always love handling and looking at  $A300  - (Order as stock number 428YS)

 

 

1971 Aboriginal Art 35c Grave Posts with ALL Black Printing ("35c AUSTRALIA") Omitted:  Only 1 row 10, of one pane was so affected. (Pierron #994Mca - £2,000). Fresh well centred MUH.  Sir Gawaine Baillie's example sold for $A2,070 – years back. Tom Pierron's example sold for £1,150.  One of the most visually striking of the Decimal missing colours. The country, value, and part of design are missing.  SG 497ab £2,500ACSC 570c $A2,500 – back in 2002.  Pay $500 LESS than the Baillie example obtained!  And $825 under the 10 year old ACSC retail. $A1,675  (Order as stock number 625KT)

 


 

New Zealand – KGVI reign  £3½ and £4½ "Arms" issue for tiny % of SG!  £4,000 for $A450:   Clean Fine Used, with no faults or repairs or embossing.  Cancelled with non-postal dated cancels, that many dealers would simply sell as “FU”.   A stamp pair missing from nearly all KGVI collections, worldwide.  SG Cat F 209 - £2,000 and SG F167 £2,000  for $A250 each or the both for $A450.  The fiscal copies of these usually have multiple ugly auditor hole punches, and/or pen or crayon cancels and/or heavy embossing “crimps” – or all 3!  Pop them on ebay, and you never do know!  I have a couple of each.  Sold for just a few % of the Gibbons cat for postal used.  Or buy the SG cat £4,000 pair at just -  $A450 the PAIR  - (Order as stock number 502GL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complete Set Aust Post Year Albums 1981-2000 **UNDER FACE**!   Estate special.  All TWENTY albums!  The FACE value of the stamps inside is $720.  You are paying $45 UNDER FACE!  ALL are valid for 100% postage if you ever need to use them. You are buying “CASH” essentially.  I just bought THIRTY sets of 20, off a guy who bought them for an “investment” – so have slashed my selling price. The issue price from PO was $964!  Each Australia Post book from the debut 1981 book (issue number #1) also has a matching coloured, hard slipcase to prevent dust and moisture entering the book.  Retail is $1,250. Save $575!  All the LATER books and leather ones are all in stock - also dirt cheap, and offered singly at - http://tinyurl.com/yearbks  $A675  - (Order as stock number 735ER)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Netherlands 1913 Centenary Set 13, Cat £1325 - $A600:  This is the complete set, attractive clean used. Same year and same importance as the 1913 Kangaroo set – THOSE are $6000 used and these are just $600!  Michel 81-92 cat E1,100.  SG 214/222 £1325.  $A600 - (Order as stock number 283LF)

 

 

 
 

 

 

Australia KGV 1d Red Die Proof, by Perkins, Bacon & Co, London:  ACSC 70DP(12)Ce, Cat $A12,500 way back in 2007. Superb and fresh and undamaged - as most of these cut down proofs most certainly are. On highly surfaced thin glazed card. Design DIFFERS from issued stamps. Been in the UK most, if not all its life, I’d venture.  ACSC states only 1 copy exists, and is not noted as being in the Australia Post or Royal Collections. Phoenix recently offered SIX Die Proofs in their Oct 26 sale – unheard of! All sold, and near all were invoiced ABOVE full ACSC price. Of some several copies are recorded. This stamp is confirmed by KGV experts - David Terrington, and his note, after personal inspection and examination accompanies it. And Tom Carter (for decades the Expert Committee Secretary, RPSV)  Tons more info here - http://tinyurl.com/1dProof  $1,000 of this sale price will go to the NSW Bushfires Appeal. $A9,975 - (Order as stock number 923HW)

 

 

 

 

1942 Japanese Occupation of Brunei *MUH* Block 6:  What a delightful looking block. MUH original gum .. not even hinged on the margin. These are over 70 years old, so may be unique in a *MUH* block.  These 3c green stamps do not exist EXCEPT overprinted, so fake overprints (for a change!) are thankfully not an issue.  

Hand-stamped in violet - “IMPERIAL JAPANESE GOVERNMENT”. One of the scarcest values in the set. SG J4 Cat £174 mint – and £450 used!  Incredible centring for these, that often are perfs touching, being single line perforated. A real showpiece. $A200 - (Order as stock number 748NT)

 

 

 

 

GB 1902 £1 KEVII VFU. Cat £800 for $A500: 1902 £1 Dull Blue Green KEVII VFU. Perfect centred. Steel oval “Registered - Threadneedle Street 12 SP 08” proving it as the earlier print i.e. SG 266 Cat £800. Clean and flat, totally free of hinges and gunk, and also free of the thins, tears and creases that bedevil these massive stamps used on heavy parcels. Real roughies get $250 all day long, so a top end one for only double that is a real deal. $A500 - (Order as stock number 712TR)

 

 

 

 

New South wales “RRRRR” Top Level Rarity cancels:  The super new book on NSW cancels from Hugh Freeman has seen interest and demand for these EXPLODE globally.  We have seen Victoria, WA and Tassie cancels get 4 figures, and this SA one on a common stamp getting $A4,140 at auction http://tinyurl.com/SNFeb  the superb Freeman book is at  -   www.tinyurl.com/FreeNSW  Want a new collecting challenge – this could be the one!  ALL of these should be $750 cancels already – they are the top of the tree for NSW.

Anyway only the VERY rarest NSW cancels are Rated “RRRRR” and these are superb examples.  Prices for NSW are in their very infancy.  The very highest price recorded so far for a RRRRR is $A825 for an indistinct 971 of Mount Poole – i.e. -   http://tinyurl.com/FreemNSW  I have secured a few of these superb and rare cancels, and can offer at around HALF that price point due to buying attractively. I have a few complete CD Roms of that superb Freeman work for $A40 should anyone not have the book.

Will you ever see 2 good strikes of“1010” on piece with the also rare cds tie for a mere $A500 ever again – I do not think so!  These pieces would be 4 figures from the other states.  (A) “873” superb strike of WHEALBAH on pair 2d Blues. $A425 (Stock 518TW)   (B) “1533” of Acacia/Limestone on 2 x 2d and a 1d with the “Limestone” tie of Dec 4, 1901. $A475  (Stock 518TX)  (C) “1010” 2 lovely full strikes on 3 x 1d Red and 2d Blue Reg’d piece and “TIN TIN HULL - SP 1:99” cds $A500 (Stock 518TY)  Or SAVE $100 - the THREE for just $A1,300 (Stock 516TZ) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Papua New Guinea 1994
Rare "Emergency Overprints":


Papua New Guinea 1994 "Emergency Overprints" stamp set:  I do now have, and have always had, the largest stock of these overprints in the world.  Buy DIRECT from the original "source"!  Thousands of collectors NEED this set to complete their collections as all album pages make spaces for them.  Only 45,000 sets were ever printed, NONE were sold by the agents, Papua New Guinea Bureau, or even Australia Post.  Nearly all were used up on genuine commercial mail.  Not discovered by stamp world until months after all the key values were all used up on mail!  I first reported their existence to the stamp world.  "Set of 11" - SG # 730/740. Michel # 714 -724. Scott # 860/871. ASC Cat $A420.

Local Richard Juzwin retail price is $A330. The Seven Seas Stamps "Australian Stamp Catalogue" (ASC) price for the set 11 is $A420. MUH set of 11 - my VERY special DISCOUNT price offer is: $A275. (Stock 928ZC)  Or MUH blocks of 4 (very rare) $A1,250. (Stock 928ZE) I also have the earlier and later overprints also at terrific discount prices.  For a complete set of TWENTY different overprints my discount price is $A335 (Stock 928ZJ) -  or that full set 20 in MUH blocks 4 for $A1,500. (Stock 928ZL)  These will never be cheaper.

Definitive sets like the 1967 Anguilla overprints are already cat at £18,000 in Stanley Gibbons ... and Anguilla has NOTHING like even 1% of the collector following of PNG I suspect.  Think about it!  This PNG set has a LONG way to go yet - that seems very clear.  For very detailed and comprehensive background on this issue with all numbers printed etc - see my special page on these issues: www.tinyurl.com/1994PNG

Finally - all the 1994 "Emergency" sets I sell are of course guaranteed 100% genuine.  You may ask for a Photo Certificate Of Genuineness on my security watermarked colour letterhead for this set of 11 or 20, dated and signed, illustrating in full colour the exact set I mail you. If required, this CERTIFICATE costs you an extra $A50 (stock 928ZV) on top of price of the stamps, largely to cover the considerable time and messing around of individually preparing each one, typing, and scanning &c.

This is substantially cheaper than sending it to the R.P.S. in London etc, which takes half a year to get back, and also incurs substantial Registered airmail cost to you - in both directions.  And quite frankly, the RPS would not have a clue about these issues.  'Too Modern' they would sniff.  Years down the track when the set sells for several times what it does now, such a certificate Guaranteeing these came from original PNG sources in 1994/5 will add FAR more than $A45 to the extra price you obtain when selling.

 

 

GB 1883 9d QV “Lilac & Green” high value stamp, mint original gum. Cat £1,200 for $A475:  This set as well all know was printed in doubly fugitive ink to stop cancels being cleaned off.  Place these into water and the green runs immediately and as Gibbons note says those are “virtually worthless”.  In 35 years as a dealer I’ve handled 100 times more 6d (a fairly common stamp here) than the 9d, despite used price being only double 6d.  As is the mint.  MLH with totally usual slightly honeyed original gum, good deep colour, and a bargain at this price, as purchased from Estate today.  Attractive looking stamp – and one missing from 99.9% of mint GB collections.  130 years old now, and not many of these about.  $A475  (Order as stock number 428TD)

 

 

 

Netherlands huge Registered & EXPRESS Airmail franking piece to China, 1936:  Bought this stunning and clean piece week, from a collection formed by a chap who was manager of the Shanghai Museum in the pre-war 1930s.  This piece is from the famous shipbuilder and Engineering company of Werf Gusto, located in the small town of Shiedam, Holland well outside Amsterdam. Some stamps are cancelled at Amsterdam the others at origin. WEIRD!

This was clearly off a large packet that was sent Registered, Airmail, and EXPRESS - the latter 2 services very expensive to China in 1936.  Likely they were Engineer plans etc. There are 2 sets of cancels - one from Shiedam, and the others on 5 stamps on left from Amsterdam Central Station .... all on the same day.  Schiedam PO used a yellow 5 Guilder King high value as we can see (SG 224 £50), AND a 2½ Guilder overprint on 10G - SG 237 Cat £170 used - a very scarce stamp used.  Detailed discussion on this piece here - http://tinyurl.com/Shiedam -  : $A275  (Order as stock number 294LR)

 

 

 

 

NZ 1993 $1.20 Dinosaur Stamp superb CTO, SG Cat. £3,125 for just $A250!  What an amazing hoard. A dealer bought a stack of sheets of these in 1993, all cancelled FDI at the Philatelic Bureau on October 1, 1993. He knew this Mauisarus stamp would be scarce, as it was a UNIQUE Dinosaur species from NZ (from 70 million years back) and as such had barely appeared on any other country stamp for that reason.  As there are masses of Dinosaur topical collectors globally, all after things they do not own, that was pretty cunning.

His theory was perfect as the used stamp soon shot up in value – to more than mint in fact, and in the SG cat is SG 1766, Cat £2.50 each x 1,250++ units = £3,125 current cat. Dealer laboriously tore them into singles and added one in each outgoing order as a “thank you” freebie for his buyers, with a little roneoed note inside as to what it was, and why it would stay scarce. Smart idea as a good client freebie for a low cost Would work just as well today actually, or offer them on ebay etc - £25 SG cat, superb FDI CTO, for $10 each lot etc.  $A250 (Order as stock number 713LD)

 

 

 

 

 

Bermuda 1920 2/- KGV,  VFU with *WATERMARKED REVERSED*,  Cat £2,500 for just $A1,500:  One of the highest catalogued 20th Century Bermuda stamps – a true Classic from this super popular collecting area.  The reversed “CA” watermark shows perfectly and clearly and centrally on the reverse – as you can readily see, in the over-exposed image above of back. 

A huge bonus, as most reversed watermarks you need to peer and squint at, and still not be at all certain.  (SG lists all wmks as seen from the FRONT.)  Fine used and fresh - free of hinges, toning, thins and gunk, and beautifully centred.  With lightest face free “Parcel Post” cds, and bright and attractive colour.  Be impossible to improve on this one methinks - for quality, appearance, or for price!  SG 51bx £2,500.  $A1,500  - (Order as stock number 638HX)
 

 

 

 

 

PNG 1994 21t on 80t Land Shell "Emergency Overprint':

Corner blocks 4 from all 4 corners, of the rare 21t Land Shell.  Always around the scarcest of the entire set.  I bought a couple spare sheets of this in 1995 via my cunning "buying" ads in the national "Post-Courier" newspaper. These were mailed to me from a priest up in Goroka who had them in the parish postage folder. Needless to say the Church re-building fund got a sharp upward increase!  These I sold to the original buyer in 1995, and the 4 blocks still come complete with the lavish dated photo certificate I gave him way back then.

Read the quite detailed and FASCINATING story behind this rarest of all British Commonwealth post war sets - with dozens of other special offers of them - https://www.glenstephens.com//overprints.html

This still today is a very scarce stamp. SG #734 and current  SG Cat price is £40 each = $A70 a STAMP = $A1,120.  Here we have 16 stamps in matched corner imprint blocks. My usual price for a single is $60 so 16 singles is $960, making no allowance for the obvious premium that matched Imprint blocks like this must attract. Such an assembly must be virtually unique? Also the impeccable provenance and photo-certificate from 1995 will always be worth a premium too.  A real bottom drawer item - the lot for - $A600  (Order as stock number 443AT)
 

 

 

BERLIN: 1949 Buildings Dm1 to Dm5, matching marginal blocks of 4 Genuine *MUH* – Cat €2,280 for just $900!:  All matched and well centred and fresh MUH original gum, from the left of the sheets, all with the essential Herr Schlegel guarantee handstamps,  Michel 57-60  Cat €2,280+. Superb! (4 blocks)  -$A900  (Order as stock number 724LT)

 

 

 

Australia 99 scarce official perforated pair with GROSSLY misplaced perforationsSeldom seen on the market and what a spectacular pair for just $A250!   There is a detailed article of these errors here -  www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=360082 – where the full story of these, and photo of the machine that made them, and the OTHER sensational errors on these is outlined with many photos.  Also the same pair with PART perfs as shown above ( 3 different)  – also $A250 for that pair of sheets.  $A250 - (Order as stock number 785XR)

 

  

  New South Wales 1866-74 Stamp Duty, 2nd series superb MUH Plate Proof:  Spectacular condition for 140 years old.  Fresh, flat MUH original gum, on the slightly blued security paper, with the “NSW” watermark in centre. Faint natural gum bend mentioned for 100% accuracy, but a beauty you’ll never improve on. $A200  - (Order as stock number 433FX)  

 

1952 KGV 10/- Banknote very attractive in high grade – Just REDUCED $150:  Clean and fresh with sharp corner and crisp body.  McDonald 23, Renniks 15.  Bought from an estate where it was on a well-known dealer’s stock-sheet graded as “aUNC” - Retail $1,250.  I think that is over-graded, and feel it is more correctly graded at Strong EF+ - a $900 note, as it is has light traces of circulation.  Now 61 years old, and of rich strong colour, and strong body, and a great one to tuck away at HALF retail - $A450  (Order as stock number 749PD)

 

  

 

Ryukyu Islands MUH stamp collection 1948-1972 cat £711 for just $A435:  Almost never seen out here, and a great and comprehensive lot at this price – a heap MORE pix of these stamps here -

http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=43534  
$A435  (Order as stock number  473JT)

 

 

  New South Wales 1858 Charred cover Grafton to Throgmorton Street London! (Just reduced $100 in price!)!  Massive 8/- Franking, with EIGHT x 6d and 4 x 1/- imperf Diadems. A huge franking - the highest face value stamp from NSW at this time was this 1/-.   All tied by "90" sunburst cancels.  Grafton, Sydney and London backstamps, and impressive red wax seals on reverse.  Two of the stamps are "singed" at SW corner.   Certainly not in perfect shape as you can see! But for over 150 years old, a quaint and rare survivor, bearing an amazing franking, with high catalogue value. $A300  (Order as stock number 682PV)  

 

AITUTAKI - 1920 Pictorials - 2 x IMPERFORATE PAIRS - PRICE JUST REDUCED $50!:  Superb looking pair of these Perkins Bacon recess printed classics, in MUH original gum arabic.  HUGE margins as you can see.  Great looking specialist items, now 93 years old. (4)  SG 27/28. $A150  (Order as stock number 445FG)

 

   

 

Cocos Island 1991 Provisional overprint set of 7: Fresh MUH set of 7, SG 234/239, and the very rare 1991 Coconut "Official" which as always is CTO with full gum – and was never issued Mint. (SG 01) ASC 140a/148a. One of the priciest and most sought “Shell” stamp sets of the post war era - globally. Retail $300. $A200 - (Order as stock number 107CQ)

 

 

 

Australia 1970 Captain Cook Full Set 12 Mini Sheets & PO covers - each with special 1970 Pictorial cancels:  A rare group.  The Post Office offered this special postmark service for special covers, and a few sets of those I see in my travels – near all on the PO “Long” cover – 9”x4”.  However you could also special order them on the mini sheets if you wanted.  Very few did so for some reason.  In 30+ years in stamps I've only handled a few sets .. and most were defective more or less in some aspects, due to their large size, and the fact these rust and bend readily. These are superb CTO full gum unhinged -- pristine as issued 42 years back. 

The special pictorial cancels as you can see start at Port Hicks Victoria on April 20, 1970 (first day of issue date!) and continue up the coast for 4 months to Thursday Island on August 17.   A wonderful lot for a Cook collector, or an Australia collector after something VERY different.  SG MS 465 - £120 as normal used.  Heck these are just over $15 each - that's around the price a NORMAL used MS will cost you!  ALSO I have the same set of 12 cancels on clean unaddressed official PO “Small Cook covers”.  Port Hicks being First Day Issue of course – rare on a “Small Cook” PO unaddressed cover.  Album mounting marks on back of some FDC, but facially very nice.   $A200 each set 12, or the both for $A350  (Order as stock number 519LY/519LZ)

 

  

 

 

Australia 1954 3½d Red Cross stamp, Matched Plate Number '2' and '3' blocks 6 MUH:  SG #276, lower right corner MUH blocks of 6, with Plate Nos '2' and '3' on outer margins. ACSC #312z. Really scarce .. near all were guillotined off when trimming down the sheets.  MANY times scarcer than current ACSC prices would suggest.  I see one block each few years. (12) Both fresh MUH, gum wrinkle on 1 stamp. $A250 (Order as stock number 143EY)

 

  

 

Gambia 1902-05 KEVII Wmk CA, 1/- SG listed “Dented Frame Below G of Gambia” – Cat £650:  1/- Violet and Green - very attractive mint as you can see. One of the real RARE pieces from this era. SG 52a £600: $A375  (Order as stock number 592DK)

 

 

 

 

Tonga 1895 George II 2½d rose block of 9:  SG 33.  Characteristic rough perforations, fresh and flat unused, Cat £225+.  BLOCKS from Tonga of this era are most elusive.  A block 4 of the 1897 ‘Inverted Centre’ of this same King has just sold for $A75,000 – despite being way off centred, and thinned on 2 stamps!  SG of that is only £24,000 - yet 3 bidders fought it out madly over the phone - http://tinyurl.com/MayGlen - so grab an issue from the same era for just - $A200  - (Order as stock number 725GA)

 

 

Isle Of Man - both the 1973 Definitives Colour Outer Border Errors:   I bought pairs of these from a well known UK dealer.  Not really easy to tell apart unless you are experienced with them.  SG 17a and 18a.  Cat £150 each,  i.e. £300 for one of each or cat £600 for a pair of each.  He guarantees these are the correct SG listed items.  My price $A150 for one of each.  Or a joined pair of each as shown above, Cat £600 (=$A1,500) fresh MUH for -  $A250  - (Order as stock number 735LP)

 

 

 

New South Wales Stamp Duty *IMPERFORATE* Block:  1938 No Wmk, imperforate 3d Purple, corner block of eight, fresh unmounted mint.  A lovely eye-catching piece for any collection - and at only $A30 apiece!  Lovely shape for over 70 years old, and it is believed only a part sheet was found.  Un-recorded in Elsmore and Barefoot. $A250  - (Order as stock number 994XD)

 

  

 

 

 

Superb and Ornate NE Tasmania 1870 Share Certificate:  (Price Just Reduced By $100!)  I paid a lot of money for this recently, as it is by FAR the most attractive and colorful share cert I have EVER seen from the Australasian area.  Mostly they were pretty boring and drab looking, but this is an absolute gem - a real ornate work of art, as can be seen with gold leaf even!  On watermarked, deckle edge quality handmade paper.

"United Victorian & Tasmanian Quartz Mining Co" 1870 blue & gold 'Scrip Certificate' for 10 shares. Beautiful! This relates to the short-lived gold rush at Lyndhurst (then called Waterhouse) in NE Tasmania. Gold was discovered there in 1869.  The similar era and size, private Australian banknotes have gained in interest enormously in recent years and sell into 5 figures.  Again, the most ornate get the best prices in general. These are very akin to those private banknotes.

A near identical one - made out to same person even, with near identical share registry numbers, was offered at the nation's leading Numismatic auction Nobles last month and was invoiced for $A815 - on a $250 estimate. www.noble.com.au/auctions/lot/?id=268239 - See large blow up of it on that site.  Save $415 buying from Stevo for a finer example!  Absolutely wonderful fresh condition for 140 years old – and no pinholes as per the Noble’s example. $A400  - (Order as stock number 527GD)

 

 

Queensland Railways 1962/63 10/- roulette, top value rarity rated “RRRR” - in fresh *MUH* pair:  (Price Just Reduced By $75!)  Top value of the entire pre-decimal series and to find it in a fresh *MUH* pair is quite a gem.  RSA Cat $500 as HINGED singles!   Coming up to 50 years old - would any other MUH copies exist?  Rarity rated RRRR – a gem to tuck away from this ever popular field - $A250  - (Order as stock number 355FR)

 

 


 

West Germany - 1951 'Posthorn' 20Pf red from booklet sheet:  (Price Just Reduced By $100!)  Vertical se-tenant strip with green "X" label (at top),  Michel #S7, Cat €550 = $A1,125.  Excellent perfs and centering as you can see, and guaranteed original gum.  WAY under HALF Michel cat at - $A300 - (Order as stock number 535RR)

West Germany - 1951 'Posthorn' 6pf orange & 10pf green from booklet sheet:  (Price Just Reduced By $100!)  Se-tenant interpanneau horizontal strip of 4, separated by label with colour vertical bars & label with green "X", Michel #WZ4, Cat €550 = $A1,125.  Excellent perfs and centering as you can see, and guaranteed original gum.  Way under HALF Michel cat at - $A300  - (Order as stock number 536RR)

Buy both together (Cat a whopping €1,100, and save $100 more!  (Price Just Reduced By $200!)   $A500 - (Order as stock number 537RR)

 

 

 

Australia 1977 Silver Jubilee PLATE PROOF BLOCK 4 at Quarter Cat!   Always a fast seller.  These are official PO plate proofs, and like all the others have some creasing.  ACSC 766PP(1) Cat $500 per imperf PAIR or $1,000 a block 4.  Seemed a real shame to cut it into pairs but if you want a pair, I will do that for $A140 .. your choice or top or bottom.  $A250  - (Order as stock number 225RL)

 

 

 

Surprise end year issue   QANTAS $2 Airbus A380 stamp totally **IMPERFORATE** block of 4: On November 25 Australia Post released just 750 x IMPERFORATE panes of 12 mini sheets of 4 x $2 stamps. You needed to phone a special '800' number after midday, and maximum order was a sheet a person, and they sold out within hours as you'd expect. All the $2 stamps depict the massive new Qantas Airbus A380.

Each sheet is foil numbered in lower right margin, and also comes with a hand numbered PO card of guarantee that only 750 panes in TOTAL were sold including all left and right panes, as AP offered with Architecture imperfs - although they were done in a much larger 5000 run – but are still much sought after.

Indeed there were only 375 left pane and 375 x right pane ... both panes of 12 sheets are marked thus lower left. This is a Qantas Airbus A380 issue and that is a red hot theme, even for non stamp collectors. And it is imperforate. It is an 100% OFFICIAL PO issue, and one of the smallest in the post war era. It is limited, and will be RED hot - just like the stamp border colour! I obtained a few by paying folks $100 to sit on the phone for hours re-dialling until they got through! Price per IMPERF pane is from $35 – full details here – with a LOT more photos of all the options and choices on these - www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=401608   $35 - (Order as stock number 433VN)

 

                                                                                                                                                       

 



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