Status International - Sale 359 - June 4th, 2020.
Auction 359 is huge with 7,578 lots, catering for all types of collectors & dealers - from bulk accumulations and intact collections to desirable single items. This auction offers a huge range of material, with special emphasis on lotting stamps to cater for collectors with varying types of interests and budgets. Items range from $30 to $80,000 so there's something for everybody.
This auction offers strong representation of Australia & Colonies, strong British Empire material of all areas & periods, as well as General Foreign including small and large collections. There are 300 lots of Australian Collections (Lots 247 - 551) and almost 400 lots of World collections (Lots 552-929). Following on there is almost 2200 lots of Australia which consist of singles, sets and covers including Australian colonies (Lots 968-3116). The Australian lots cover all periods, from the Kangaroo issues up to Decimal and contains numerous number of mint & used £1 & £2 top values - this includes a C of A Watermark £2 Black & rose Ash imprint pr inc variety 'open mouthed kangaroo' at right. Superb fresh stamps both MUH, pristine never hinged original gum, MLH in gutter only, bright colours. SG 138(var) cat £8500 as M singles, should be at least double, £17,000 MUH singles plus premium for imprint multiple. ACSC 58za cat $25,000, cat $30,000 MUH normal singles & should be at least +50% premium for imprint & variety = $45,000+. Major rarity (Lot 1319).
There are almost 4,500 lots of World stamps, covers and single country collections (Lots 3117-7578) with the British Empire well represented, highlighted by a Malaya - FMS: 1900 opt Elephants $25 green & orange top value. VF fresh M, nice original gum & beautiful colours. SG 14 cat £17,000+. Major rarity & the key of all the Malayan States Elephant issues. Exp Bolaffi & Alberto Diena (Lot 5849). Numerous other European and Asian rarities as well.