1895-98 '2½' red opt QV India 2a pale blue variety '1' in '½' INVERTED, opt SG Type 6. VFM. SG 26j cat £450. 2002 Brandon photo cert. (P)
Stamps & Covers Public Auction 352
By: Status International
Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 352
Status International - Sale 352 - July 19th, 2019.
Auction 352 has 3,483 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 $200,000 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 over 300 lots of Australian Collections (Lots 87-398) and 600 lots of World collections (Lots 399-999). Following on there is almost 900 lots of Australia which consist of singles, sets and covers including Australian colonies (Lots 1078-1959). 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 auction includes the very rare 1936 KEVIII 2d red wmk Crown CofA UNISSUED due to his abdication. A full sheet was presented to the Governor of Victoria when he visited the printer. When the decision was made not to issue KEVIII stamps the Governor was asked by the printer to return the sheet which he did, with the exception of the blk of 6 removed from the LL cnr of the sheet, which he had sent to William, Baron Vestey in England, so the printer did not press the point. Vestey's grandson offered the blk of 6 in 2014 through Spinks London, where it sold for £240,000. A single was sold at a 2015 Melbourne auction for almost $173,000. Comes with copies of correspondence between the printer & the Governor regarding the return of the stamps. VF fresh MUH. A great rarity of Australian philately. (Lot 1209). There are over 1,500 lots of World stamps, covers and single country collections (Lots 1960-3483). Numerous other British Empire, European, The Americas and Asian rarities.