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Commercial Perfins of Australia: The John Grant International Vermeil Award (Bangkok) collection on over 85 pages, maximum impact with 120 covers with pre-federation (9) inc NSW 1888 'SH&Co' QV 2d (3) & 6d violet from Sydney to San Francisco, earliest recorded date for a private perfin. 1900 Harrison, Jones & Devlin pictorial PTPO env to Melbourne. Sth Aust 1893 & 1897 QV 1d green on separate envs, & Victoria 1895 JF McKenzie cover Melbourne to Beechworth. 1901-12 early Commonwealth period covers (29) inc NSW 1901 Registered to Hamburg with 5d diadem & 9d/10d QV pr, plus a variety of VF pictorial envelopes. Kangaroo covers (12) inc ½d single franking (cat $100), 5d single franking to USA (ACSC cat $1000), 2d & 3d on 1918 Window Env ($220), 3d solo from Sydney on censor cover to Geneva ($200), 2d with ½d KGV on 1916 Turri env to USA ($125) & spectacular 6d brown (7) inc blk of 4 plus KGV 1d, 2d on 1931 Airmail cover to London. KGV covers (36) inc ½d green solo franking, 1d red singles (9) inc 1d bright-red (G12) on Jan 1915 Foggit, Jones & Co env (ACSC 71C cat $350), 1d reddish pink (G15) on Sept 1915 Matthew Goode & Co Window env (ACSC 71f cat $200), 1d Die III on Crums env to Apia with Samoa boxed censor cachet (ACSC cat $400) & 1½d brown on 1920 Macphersons pictorial advertising card. Other covers 1920s-60s (35) inc 1952 David Jones cover pmkd Sohana PNG, plus some quite spectacular pictorial envs. Loose perfin stamps (120) inc NSW Cattle Duty to 5/-, West Aust 1920s Railways 3d & 6d, Kangaroos (16) inc 3d & 1/- blks of 4 plus revenues, & Aust States. Also some 'Go-withs' inc receipts & documents. Most of the covers illustrated in 'Commercial Perfins of Australia' (Grant & Mathews) are present in this truly magnificent high standard collection. See website for 50 pages of highlights! (250 items). (P)SOLD at A$5000