Public Auction #187 - General Public Auction

Prestige Philately Pty Ltd

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Feb 07, 2014 Australia/Sydney

Prestige Philately Pty Ltd Public Auction #187 - General Public Auction

Friday Feb 07, 2014 13:00 Australia/Sydney
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Our first general sale for 2014 is another well-balanced offering of fine stamps, proofs, covers, postal stationery etc. 

British Empire collections are a strength of the miscellaneous section. An attractive range of photographs is followed by a strong offering of picture postcards, notably a collection of World War I humour cards offered by the album.

Australia features several very fine Two Pound Roos, and exciting corner blocks of 15 of the so-called “Chambon Essay” for the 1/- Large Lyrebird, in red and in blue!  A fine selection of airmail covers, both first flights and commercial mail will attract a lot of interest.

Moving on to Australian Colonies/States, New South Wales and Tasmania are well represented.  The sale of an unused 1d Sydney View for $26,450 in our sale of 8th November last, resulted in another superb Penny View being consigned for this auction.  A complete CTO set of South Australian Long Stamps to £20 are offered individually.  A sensational batch of 1870s covers from tiny settlements in the Northern Territory are offered at auction for the very first time.

Rest of the World includes colourful proofs from the Cook Islands, a very fine Falklands collection, a selection of the controversial ‘OPSO’ Handstamps from New Zealand, and a Pitcairns collection that includes the two earliest recorded stamped covers from that lonely outcrop.

The key section in the sale is the “Five Settings” collection of NWPI complete formes of 30 to 5/- x2 with most of the rarities including 1d and 2½d with margins, 1d Die II, 3d Die II and the famous 2½d with Missing Fraction.  Several blocks have major overprint varieties.  We also offer not one but two examples of the rare NWPI First Wmk 5/-!!

The sale concludes with a section of philatelic literature section, including very scarce early “name sale” auction catalogues.

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