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6318
1915-16 opt KGV ½d green single wmk forme of 30 from the 3rd opt setting with types acccbc on 5th horiz row, plus 6 central abc strips. Host stamps are from Electro 2 RP 1-30 inc plate varieties 'white spot over P of Penny' (pos 8) & 'white flaw on emu's tail' (pos 16). SG 65(var). F-VF 15M/15MUH.
  A$70
(US$48)
(€43)
(£37)
  A$120
(US$83)
(€74)
(£64)
A$
6319
1915-16 opt KGV ½d green single wmk forme of 30 from the 4th opt setting, 3rd state with 'worn opt stop after S of Islands almost worn away' (pos 12), 'large stops after W' (pos 6, 16, 20) & the 6 central abc strips of 3. Host stamps are from Electro 5 pos L1-30 inc ACSC listed varieties 'white spot on Kangaroo's back' (pos 5 L16). SG 65(var). F-VF MUH & scarce as such.
  A$60
(US$41)
(€37)
(£32)
  A$100
(US$69)
(€62)
(£53)
A$
6320
1915-16 opt KGV ½d green single wmk forme of 30 from the 4th opt setting, 1st state with 'hollow stops' on pos 6, 12, 16 (after both W & S), 18, 27, all very clear & obvious, plus the 6 central abc strips. Host stamps plated as Electro 3 left pane pos 31-60 with ACSC listed varieties 'plate crack through kangaroo's face & oval above' M (pos 36, cat $5500), 'coloured flaw on kangaroo's belly' MUH (3L37), 'notch in frame at LR cnr' MLH (3L57) & 'plate crack through LL cnr' MUH (pos 58, cat $5500+). Total ACSC cat $12,000 as unopt M singles, plus large premium for those MUH. SG 65(var). VF fresh 11MLH/19MUH. Extremely rare multiple with only several blks recorded. 2019 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
  A$2200
(US$1518)
(€1364)
(£1166)
  A$3500
(US$2415)
(€2170)
(£1855)
A$
6321
1915-16 opt KGV ½d green single wmk forme of 30 from 4th opt setting, 1st state, with 'hollow stops' on pos 2, 6 (after both W & S), 12, 16 (after both W & S), 18 (very thin circle) & 20. All very clear, plus the 6 central abc strips. Host stamps plated as Electro 3, right pane pos 1-30 with 'PLATE CRACK through left value tablet' & 'kangaroo's legs & paws' MUH (pos 9, cat $5500+), 'clubbed fraction bar at left' MUH (pos 11, cat $3000+)m 'retouched LL cnr' MUH (3R19) & 'fractured LR cnr' M (3R25). Total ACSC cat $10,750 as unopt M singles, plus large premium MUH. SG 65(var). Superb fresh 7MLH/23MUH. Extremely rare multiple with less than 10 blks recorded. 2019 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
  A$1200
(US$828)
(€744)
(£636)
  A$2000
(US$1380)
(€1240)
(£1060)
A$
6322
1915-16 opt KGV ½d green single wmk forme of 30 from the 4th opt setting, 3rd state, with 'TOTALLY MISSING STOP after S of Islands' MUH (pos 12), plus 'large stops after W' (pos 6, 16,20), 'hollow stop after N' (pos 22) & the 6 central abc strips. Host stamps are from Electro 4 pos L1-30 inc ACSC listed varieties (cat $300+) 'white spot after 2 in RVT' (pos 4L2), 'white flaw below TR of Australia' & 'retouch shading behind kangaroo'. F-VF fresh 12M/18MUH inc 'missing stop' variety MUH. SG 65(var). This is an important positional variety that surely will get SG listing in near future. 2019 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
  A$400
(US$276)
(€248)
(£212)
  A$700
(US$483)
(€434)
(£371)
A$
6323
1915-16 opt KGV ½d green single wmk electro 4 group of 3 formes of 30 from the 4th opt setting, 3rd state, with 'stop after S of Islands' (pos 12), 'virtually invisible', or black smudges, 'large stops after W' (pos 6, 16, 20) & the 6 central abc strips. ACSC listed varieties inc 'spot after 2' (4L2), 'retouched shading behind kangaroo' (L7), 'white flaw below TR of Australia' (L8), 'retouched LL cnr' (L26), 'retouched shading behind kangaroo' (L28), 'flaw on king's ear' (L35), 'notch in lower frame below FP' (L43), 'flaw in right side of crown' (L56), 'white flaw over E of Postage' (L60), 'white smudge in LVT' (R11) & 'notch in kangaroo's tail' (R13). SG 65(var). ACSC cat $825 as normal plate flaws. F-VF M/MUH, gum lightly tropicalised. (3 formes of 30)
  A$120
(US$83)
(€74)
(£64)
  A$200
(US$138)
(€124)
(£106)
A$
6324
1915-16 opt KGV ½d green single wmk forme of 30 from the 4th opt setting, 3rd state with 'weak near missing opt stop after S of Islands' (pos 12), plus 'large stops after W' (pos 6, 16, 20), 'hollow stop after N' (pos 22) & the 6 central abc strips of 3. Host stamps are from Electro 4 pos L31-60 with ACSC listed varieties 'notch in lower frame below FP' (pos 4 L43), 'white flaw in right side of crown' (pos 56) & 'white flaw over E of Postage' (pos 6). Printer's ink stain on stamp 27. SG 65(var). Mostly F-VF MUH & scarce as such.
  A$50
(US$35)
(€31)
(£27)
  A$100
(US$69)
(€62)
(£53)
A$
6325
1915-16 opt KGV ½d green single wmk forme of 30 from the 4th opt setting, 3rd state with 'stop after S of Islands almost worn away' (pos 12), 'large stops after W' (pos 6, 16, 20) & the 6 central abc strips. Host stamps are from Electro 4 pos L31-60 inc ACSC listed varieties 'flaw on king's ear' (4L35), 'notch in lower frame FP' (L43), 'white flaw in right side of crown' (L56) & 'flaw over E of Postage' (L60). Gum evenly lightly sun-tanned. F-VF 12M/18MUH. SG 65(var) est cat £90, plus premium of $300 for ACSC listed varieties. (30)
  A$50
(US$35)
(€31)
(£27)
  A$100
(US$69)
(€62)
(£53)
A$
6326
1915-16 opt KGV ½d green single wmk forme of 30 from the 4th opt setting, 3rd state with 'virtually non-existing stop after S of Islands' (pos 12), plus 'large stops after W' (pos 6, 16, 20), 'hollow stop after N' (pos 22) & 'hollow stop after S' (pos 27) & the 6 central abc strips. Host stamps are from Electro 4 pos R1-30 with identifying plate flaws 'white smudge on left fraction bar' (pos 4R11) & 'notch on end of kangaroo's tail' (4R13). SG 65(var). VF MUH & scarce as such.
  A$100
(US$69)
(€62)
(£53)
  A$180
(US$124)
(€112)
(£95)
A$
6327
1915-16 opt KGV ½d green, single WATERMARK INVERTED, comp forme of 30, Electro 1, pos L31-60, 3rd setting opt with types acccbc on 5th horiz & 6 central abc strips. F-VF 8M/22MUH, small tropicalised spots on 2 stamps, all 6 of the central abc strips fully MUH. Amazing rarity with the only other multiples recorded being 2 or 3 abc strips, & even as a single hardly ever seen, with a single example appearing on the market only once every several years. Hinged singles have previously sold at auctions at $2500 level & retail nowadays is around $3000 ea, & MUH abc strips would be $10,000+ each, while the value of the unique acccbc bottom strip is difficult to calculate. Offered at a very conservative reserve - counting the M singles at only less than $700 ea, the MUH abc strips at only $2700-$3400 each, & the bottom strip of 6 at only $5500. SG 65aw cat £2250 each as hinged singles, making pane cat £85,500 as M singles & strips, while the MUH should be double, making total est cat £148,000 = A$270,000. An amazing item for an advanced exhibition collection, or as a major investment item, or for splitting up & resale. 2019 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (30) (P)
  A$22000
(US$15180)
(€13640)
(£11660)
  A$35000
(US$24150)
(€21700)
(£18550)
A$
6328
1915-16 Opt KGV 4d yellow-orange opt type abc strip of 3 with top stamp variety 'line through Four Pence' on 1918 Registered cover Rabaul (4 Jan) to India, Sydney & Calcutta b/s. VF. SG 70/70c cat £730+ as loose singles, plus premium for strip & 'from x5' on cover. An Australian 4d orange with same variety realised $3000+ at previous Sydney auction. 2001 RPSV photo cert. (P)
  A$1700
(US$1173)
(€1054)
(£901)
  A$2500
(US$1725)
(€1550)
(£1325)
A$
6329
1915-16 opt Kangaroo 2d grey, 1st wmk, horiz strip of 6 opt type a-c-c-c-b-c. VF fresh 2M/4MUH. SG 73(var). Very scarce. (P)
  A$250
(US$173)
(€155)
(£133)
  A$400
(US$276)
(€248)
(£212)
A$
6330
1915-16 opt Kangaroo 2d grey 1st wmk, horiz pr, with substituted opt type b-c. VF fresh M. SG 73(var). Very scarce. (P)
  A$100
(US$69)
(€62)
(£53)
  A$150
(US$104)
(€93)
(£80)
A$
6331
1915-16 opt Kangaroo 2d grey 1st wmk, horiz pr, with substituted opt type a-c. F-VF fresh M. SG 73(var). Very scarce! (P)
  A$100
(US$69)
(€62)
(£53)
  A$150
(US$104)
(€93)
(£80)
A$
6332
1915-16 opt Kangaroo 6d ultramarine, 1st wmk INVERTED, opt type b. VF fresh MUH. SG 78w cat £325 for M, should be at least double, £650 MUH. (P)
  A$400
(US$276)
(€248)
(£212)
  A$600
(US$414)
(€372)
(£318)
A$
6333
1915-16 opt Kangaroo 9d violet, 1st wmk, horiz pr with substituted opt types a-c. VF fresh MLH. SG 79(var). Very rare & certificate can be obtained on request. (P)
  A$500
(US$345)
(€310)
(£265)
  A$800
(US$552)
(€496)
(£424)
A$
6334
1915-16 opt Kangaroo 1/- green, opt type abc strip of 3, 1st wmk. F-VF fresh M/2MUH. SG 81 cat £240 for M, MUH should be at least double, so £360 for this strip. (P)
  A$140
(US$97)
(€87)
(£74)
  A$200
(US$138)
(€124)
(£106)
A$
6335
1915-16 opt Kangaroo 1/- green 1st wmk, abc strip. VF 1M/2MUH. SG 81 cat £240+ as M, & the MUH should be double, so £400+ for this strip. (3). (P)
  A$230
(US$159)
(€143)
(£122)
  A$350
(US$242)
(€217)
(£186)
A$
6336
1915-16 opt Kangaroo 1/- green, 1st wmk, horiz pr, with substituted opt types b&c. VF fresh M. SG 81(var). Very rare & certificate can be obtained on request. (P)
  A$800
(US$552)
(€496)
(£424)
  A$1200
(US$828)
(€744)
(£636)
A$
6337
1915-16 opt Kangaroo 5/- grey & yellow, 1st wmk, opt type c. VF fresh M. SG 83 cat £2750. Very rare as only tiny number printed. Certificate can be obtained on request. (P)
  A$2300
(US$1587)
(€1426)
(£1219)
  A$3000
(US$2070)
(€1860)
(£1590)
A$
6338
1915-16 opt Kangaroo £1 brown & ultramarine, 1st wmk, type c opt. VFU, 'Kieta 31 AU 15' cds. SG 85 cat £700. (P)
  A$450
(US$311)
(€279)
(£239)
  A$650
(US$449)
(€403)
(£345)
A$
6339
1915-16 opt Kangaroo 5/- grey & yellow 2nd wmk, opt type A. VFU, 'Rabaul 29 AP 18' cds. SG 92 cat £110. (P)
  A$60
(US$41)
(€37)
(£32)
  A$100
(US$69)
(€62)
(£53)
A$
6340
1915-22 opt Kangaroo & KGV set to £1, on cover (vert fold) with '21 JL 21 Rabaul New Britain' cds inc KGV 1918-22 ½d, 1d, 2d, 4d orange & 5d & 1915-16 Kangaroo £1 type C opt, plus 1918-22 2d (previously used), 2½d, 3d, 6d, 9d, 1/-, 5/- & 10/-. Very fresh. SG cat £1005+ as loose stamps alone. (P)
  A$750
(US$518)
(€465)
(£398)
  A$1200
(US$828)
(€744)
(£636)
A$
6341
1915-16 opt Kangaroo £1 chocolate & dull blue 3rd wmk, opt type c. VF MLH. SG 99 cat £350. (P)
  A$275
(US$190)
(€171)
(£146)
  A$375
(US$259)
(€233)
(£199)
A$
6342
1915-16 opt Kangaroo £1, 3rd wmk, opt type c. Superb fresh MUH. SG 99 cat £350 M, should be at least double, £700 MUH (P)
  A$700
(US$483)
(€434)
(£371)
  A$1000
(US$690)
(€620)
(£530)
A$
6343
1918 'One Penny' opt KGV 5d brown, opt type abc strip. VFU/CTO 'Rabaul 29 MY 18' cds. SG 100 cat £320+. (P)
  A$250
(US$173)
(€155)
(£133)
  A$350
(US$242)
(€217)
(£186)
A$
6344
1918-23 opt KGV ½d pale green single wmk 2 formes of 30 from the 5th opt setting comprising right side of Electro 4 with ACSC listed varieties (6) inc 'white flaw in LVT' (4R10), 'notch in Kangaroo's tail' (R13), '8 wattles at left' (R34), 'barb on right fraction bar' (R40) & 'white spot before 2 in RVT' (R55). ACSC cat $450 as non opt single flaws. F-VF MLH/MUH. SG 102(var). (2 formes of 30)
  A$35
(US$24)
(€22)
(£19)
  A$70
(US$48)
(€43)
(£37)
A$
6345
1918-23 opt KGV 1d carmine-red, Die II, substituted cliche (plate 2, pos R6/4). F-VF M. SG 103ba cat £1000. Rare. (P)
  A$500
(US$345)
(€310)
(£265)
  A$700
(US$483)
(€434)
(£371)
A$
6346
1918-23 opt KGV 4d orange, variety 'line through Four Pence'. VFU with oval radio station cancel. SG 104a cat £1300. (P)
  A$550
(US$380)
(€341)
(£292)
  A$800
(US$552)
(€496)
(£424)
A$
6347
1918-23 opt KGV 4d orange, variety 'line through Four Pence'. VFU, 2 pinhole punctures from pmk. Rabaul SE 1920 cds. SG 104a cat £1300. Very rare. (P)
  A$190
(US$131)
(€118)
(£101)
  A$300
(US$207)
(€186)
(£159)
A$
6348
1918-23 opt Kangaroo 2½d 3rd wmk, plate 2, left pane pos 31-60 forme of 30 with major error '1 of ½ omitted' on 3rd stamp (pos 33). VF 8M/22MUH inc variety being nice MUH. SG 107/107a cat £14,000+ as M singles, should be at least double, for the MUH, thus £28,000 for this, plus premium for pane with variety. This is the most important positional variety of all the Kangaroo issues, so very important item both for New Guinea & Australian specialists. Holcombe photo cert. (P)
  A$13000
(US$8970)
(€8060)
(£6890)
  A$20000
(US$13800)
(€12400)
(£10600)
A$
6349
1918-23 opt KGV 1d carmine-red, 5th setting plate 2 pane IV, pos 35, die I substituted cliche with Rabaul cds. U, thinned, nice appearance. SG 103a cat £650, retail $850. (P)
  A$170
(US$117)
(€105)
(£90)
  A$275
(US$190)
(€171)
(£146)
A$
6350
1918-23 opt Kangaroos 10/- grey & bright pink 3rd wmk. VF MLH, vert gum bends. SG 117 cat £170. (P)
  A$60
(US$41)
(€37)
(£32)
  A$100
(US$69)
(€62)
(£53)
A$
6351
1918-23 opt Kangaroo £1 brown & pale blue, 3rd wmk. VF fresh MUH, with pristine never hinged original gum & nice original colours. SG 118 cat £4500 for M, should be at least double, £9000 MUH. Only 1 printing of 960 stamps issued, many of which were remaindered & officially destroyed. Without doubt the finest example we have seen offered in any auction. Great rarity in MUH condition & certificate can be obtained on request. (P)
  A$9000
(US$6210)
(€5580)
(£4770)
  A$12000
(US$8280)
(€7440)
(£6360)
A$
6352
1918-23 opt KGV ½d green LM, wmk group of 2 formes of 30 from 5th opt setting, Electro 5, pos R1-30 with plating varieties 'colour spot in left frame behind kangaroo's head' (pos 5 R3), 'notch in right frame near wattle stem' (R4) & 'notch in UR frame' (R29). VF fresh MLH (6)/MUH (24) & Electro 6 pos 31-60 with plating varieties 'white flaw at base of emu's neck' (pos 6 R39), 'prominent white flaw on kangaroo's leg' (R45), '8 wattles at right' (R49) & 'prominent white flaw on kangaroo's foot' (R58). SG 119(var). The 4 cnr stamps M minor tones, other 26 fresh MUH. A scarce VF reconstruction of the right pane of Electro 5. Total SG cat £300, plus huge premium for the varieties, which cat non-opt A$525 for M. (2 formes of 30)
  A$150
(US$104)
(€93)
(£80)
  A$300
(US$207)
(€186)
(£159)
A$
6353
1918-23 opt KGV ½d green LM, wmk INVERTED, forme of 30 from 5th opt setting, Electro 5 pos R1-30 with plating varieties 'colour spot in left frame behind kangaroo' (pos 5R3), 'notch in right frame opp wattle stem' (R4), 'rounded UL cnr' (R14), 'notch in UR frame' (R29). VF 17M/13MUH. SG 119w cat £3900 as M singles & should be at least double, MUH £5590 = A$10,000. Very rare pane. (P)
  A$900
(US$621)
(€558)
(£477)
  A$1500
(US$1035)
(€930)
(£795)
A$
6354
1918-23 opt KGV ½d green, LM wmk forme of 30 from 5th opt setting, electro 5 pos L1-30 inc ACSC listed varieties 'white flaw on kangaroo's back' (pos 5 L11), 'spot on kangaroo's back' (L16) & '8 wattles at left' (L17). VF fresh 3M/27MUH. SG 119(var).
  A$60
(US$41)
(€37)
(£32)
  A$120
(US$83)
(€74)
(£64)
A$
6355
1918-23 opt KGV ½d green, LM wmk inverted. F-VF fresh MUH. SG 119w cat £130 for M, should be at least £260 MUH. (P)
  A$100
(US$69)
(€62)
(£53)
  A$150
(US$104)
(€93)
(£80)
A$
6356
1918-23 opt KGV ½d green LM wmk INVERTED, forme of 30 from 5th opt setting, Electro 5 pos L31-60 with 'CRACKED ELECTRO through left wattles' & again in 'kangaroo's nose' MUH (pos 5L46). An intermediate state of the crack, not illustrated in ACSC & not seen on stamps w/o NWPI opts. VF fresh 12M/18MUH, UR cnr blk of 4 was added from another pane. SG 119w cat £3900 as M singles & should be at least double, MUH £6240 = A$11,500, plus premium for wmk inverted cracked electro. An outstanding rarity & possibly unique multiple. (P)
  A$900
(US$621)
(€558)
(£477)
  A$1500
(US$1035)
(€930)
(£795)
A$
6357
1918-23 opt KGV ½d green, LM wmk inverted abc strip of 3. VF M/2MUH, uneven striped gum colour. SG 119w cat £520 for M, MUH should be at least double, so £780 for this strip. (P)
  A$200
(US$138)
(€124)
(£106)
  A$300
(US$207)
(€186)
(£159)
A$
6358
1919 Cover franked NWPI KGV 1d red strip of 3 type 'a' & Kangaroo type 'c' tied by Rabaul (15 Mar) cds to Switzerland. (P)
  A$300
(US$207)
(€186)
(£159)
  A$450
(US$311)
(€279)
(£239)
A$
6359
1915 Soldiers part cover franked opt KGV 1d red opt type b, tied by 'Rabaul New Britain JUN 18 1915' violet oval pmk. To Australia with Passed-By-Censor', & '3rd Batt N & M Forces Trop Unit' cachets, 'Sydney 28 JE 15' arrival b/s. SG 67. Attractive. (P)
  A$180
(US$124)
(€112)
(£95)
  A$275
(US$190)
(€171)
(£146)
A$
6360
1918 OHMS registered cover (sl blemishes) franked opt Kangaroo 3d & KGV 1d red tied by Rabaul (18 Nov) cds, red & black provisional reg label 'Rabaul' h/s on Deulon, double-oval The Treasury Rabaul cachet to England with b/s of Sydney, Liverpool & Brecknell. Pity the Deulon reg label is not opt GRI as would cat £35,000 thus!). Rare usage! (P)
  A$500
(US$345)
(€310)
(£265)
  A$800
(US$552)
(€496)
(£424)
A$
6361
1919 cover endorsed 'Letter for enemy country enclosed' franked KGV 1d red (3, one Die II) tied by Kawieng (Jun) cds to Sweden with Stockholm arrival b/s. Correct 2½d for ½oz + ½d War Tax rate SG 103 & 103b cat £83++ as loose stamps alone. Very rare franking. (P)
  A$750
(US$518)
(€465)
(£398)
  A$1000
(US$690)
(€620)
(£530)
A$
6362
1922 cover to Germany franked opt KGV 1d red strip of 3 tied by Rabaul (May) cds & on arrival Hamburg machine cancel, typed at top 'NEWS PAPER ONLY' & on flap typed 'E. Class, Rabaul, New Britain/New Guinea/N.W.P. Islands'. Fascinating item showing the by then non-existent designation of 'N.W.P. Islands' in senders address. (P)
  A$500
(US$345)
(€310)
(£265)
  A$800
(US$552)
(€496)
(£424)
A$
6363
1922 Registered use of NSW OHMS 'Penalty' envelope (minor blemishes) franked opt KGV 1d red perf OS (5) tied by Rabaul (27 May) cds, with black reg label to Transvaal, b/s of Rabaul, Sydney Langlaagte. Very rare franking & exotic destination. SG O3 cat £275++ as loose stamps & 'from x8' on cover. 2019 Ceremuga AIEP photo cert. (P)
  A$950
(US$656)
(€589)
(£504)
  A$1500
(US$1035)
(€930)
(£795)
A$
6364
1924 cover franked opt KGV 2d scarlet pr tied by Rabaul (15 Dec) cds, to Germany. (P)
  A$170
(US$117)
(€105)
(£90)
  A$275
(US$190)
(€171)
(£146)
A$
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