The Arthur Gray Collection of Australia Queen Elizabeth II Decimal Issues

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Date of the auction: 24.04.2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Die Proofs 5c. in blue, the issued colour, inset on thick non-contemporary card (80x95mm.), fine The only recorded example in private hands. Unlisted in Brusden White. Photo

Lot #: 1

Reserve: £800 - £1,000

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Die Proofs 5c. in magenta, the colour of the issued 7c., inset on thick non-contemporary card (95x102mm.), fine The only recorded example in private hands. Unlisted in Brusden White. Photo

Lot #: 2

Reserve: £800 - £1,000

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Die Proofs 6c. in scarlet inset on thick non-contemporary card (95x100mm.), fine. The only example recorded in private hands. Unlisted in Brusden White. Photo

Lot #: 3

Reserve: £800 - £1,000

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Die Proofs 6c. in orange, the issued colour, inset on thick non-contemporary card (95x100mm.), fine. The only example recorded in private hands. Unlisted in Brusden White. Photo

Lot #: 4

Reserve: £800 - £1,000

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Die Proofs 8c. in black on thin card (108x83mm.) showing die number "1B349" in reverse at upper left; a few small tone spots well clear of design and the card truncated at foot. The only example in private hands. BW 447E(1), $10,000. Photo Note: This essay

Lot #: 5

Reserve: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Issued Stamps A mint range including the seven values in corner blocks of four, 1c. block of twenty (stains on reverse) being the top two rows and a strip of ten being the bottom row both clearly showing Plate No. 4, two marginal vertical strips of five

Lot #: 6

Reserve: £120 - £150

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Issued Stamps 4c. red range including helecon in ink lower block of twenty with large part Plate No. 20, helecon paper upper blocks of twenty with Plate Nos. 17 (complete), 22 (complete), 28 (part), 28- (virtually complete) and -28- (complete), lower blocks

Lot #: 7

Reserve: £100 - £120

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Issued Stamps 4c. red, helecon in ink, variety imperforate at left between stamp and margin, tiny tone spot at top, unmounted mint. Rare. BW 439bn, $4000. Photo

Lot #: 8

Reserve: £300 - £400

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Issued Stamps 4c. red, helecon in ink, a block of twenty being the lower two rows from Sheet D, showing large part Plate No. 20, the first vertical row with brown line on reverse and lightly folded between fourth and fifth rows, otherwise fine unmounted

Lot #: 9

Reserve: £250 - £300

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Issued Stamps 5c. blue range including a marginal strip of eight with misplaced perforations, a top right corner block (5x2) with misplaced perforations due to paper fold, a top right corner block (2x3) showing perforations double at right, blocks of six

Lot #: 10

Reserve: £500 - £600

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Issued Stamps 5c. blue strip of ten with margins at sides, variety the left pair imperforate, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 386cb, £3000; BW 444bb, $4000. Photo

Lot #: 11

Reserve: £600 - £800

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Issued Stamps 5c. blue lower left corner block of six (3x2), variety the left block of four imperforate, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 386cb, £6000; BW 444bb, $8000. Photo

Lot #: 12

Reserve: £1,500 - £1,800

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Issued Stamps 5c. blue block of twenty (10x2) with margins at sides, the right block of eighteen with perforations double, fine unmounted mint. BW 444bc, $1350+. Photo Note: It is apparent that a quantity of sheets were produced with the imperforate error

Lot #: 13

Reserve: £300 - £400

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Issued Stamps 5c. blue top left corner block of nine with paper fold resulting in misplaced perforations, fine unmounted mint. A spectacular error. Photo

Lot #: 14

Reserve: £150 - £200

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Issued Stamps 5c. blue, a complete sheet (D) of 100 showing complete Plate No. 36, twice folded where on one row some perfs have split and been re-enforced with hinges in the selvedge and one stamp with small brown inclusion on reverse. The only recorded

Lot #: 15

Reserve: £300 - £400

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Issued Stamps 5c. blue block of twenty (10x2) being the bottom two rows of Sheet D and showing virtually complete Plate No. 51, unmounted mint; some light tones on reverse though of fine appearance. The only recorded example. BW 444zf, $2000

Lot #: 16

Reserve: £200 - £250

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Issued Stamps 5c. blue lower left corner block of twelve (6x2) from Sheet D showing large part Plate No. 54, fine unmounted mint. The only recorded example. BW 444zg, $2000. Photo

Lot #: 17

Reserve: £300 - £400

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Issued Stamps 6c. orange top left corner block of twenty-four (6x4) with six showing complete and six showing partial offsets on reverse, and a single showing strong offset on reverse, a marginal block of ten (5x2) with two showing major pre-printing paper

Lot #: 18

Reserve: £250 - £300

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Issued Stamps 6c. orange horizontal pair, variety imperforate between stamp and margin at left, fine unmounted mint. Rare, one of ten possible pairs. BW 446bb, $3000. Photo Note: On one lower sheet of 100 the final stroke of the perforation code was

Lot #: 19

Reserve: £400 - £500

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Issued Stamps 7c. purple mint range including a lower left corner block (3x4) showing jumped perforations at left, a lower right corner block (3x4) showing double perforations at right, a top marginal block of four with double perforations, a vertical pair

Lot #: 20

Reserve: £500 - £600

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Issued Stamps 7c. purple block of twenty being the top two rows of a sheet showing Plate No. 14, a top left corner block (2x5), a top right corner block of four (no gum) and a lower left corner block (4x2), all partly imperforate due to paper folds, fine

Lot #: 21

Reserve: £300 - £400

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Issued Stamps 7c. purple horizontal pair with margin at left, variety imperforate between stamp and margin, fine and lightly cancelled. Very rare. BW 447b, unpriced. Photo

Lot #: 22

Reserve: £200 - £250

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Issued Stamps 7c. purple top left corner block (6x3) showing three stamps at top left partly imperforate due to paper fold, fresh and fine unmounted mint. A dramatic error. BW 447ba

Lot #: 23

Reserve: £120 - £150

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Issued Stamps 7c. purple, two used examples showing weak left frame opposite "ust" of "australia" states I and II, and two used examples showing recut shading across top of stamp, fine. The last very rare. BW 447(I)d/da and 447(I)i/ia, $2790. Photo for last

Lot #: 24

Reserve: £400 - £500

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Issued Stamps 7c. purple, five blocks of twenty being the top two rows of the sheet showing Plate Nos. 13 (part; mounted in selvedge), 14 (complete; two with tones on reverse), -14 (complete), -14- (virtually complete; some light staining on reverse) and 16

Lot #: 25

Reserve: £250 - £300

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Issued Stamps 7c. purple, a complete sheet (C) with Plate No. -20- at top showing major post-printing paper fold, two with small tone spot on reverse otherwise fine unmounted mint. Believed to be the only recorded example. BW 447(2)zm

Lot #: 26

Reserve: £150 - £180

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Booklet Panes 4c. red engraved die proofs, the set of six booklet panes of six, each inset on thick non-contemporary card (100x130mm. approx), fine. A magnificent lot. The only recorded examples. Unlisted in Brusden White. Photo

Lot #: 27

Reserve: £4,000 - £5,000

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Booklet Panes 4c. red range including a complete reconstruction of the booklet plate (48 panes), plus complete booklets including 60c. helecon in ink Editions DS7 and DS8, both stapled remakes with wax interleaving, DV8 (incomplete) with a miss-cut pane

Lot #: 28

Reserve: £300 - £400

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-73 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives Booklet Panes 5c. on 4c. red complete uncut booklet pane of six from the lower right corner showing the method of perforation prior to guillotining being imperforate vertically between first and second stamps, imperforate at right and imperforate at foot

Lot #: 29

Reserve: £2,000 - £2,500

Date: 24 Apr 2019

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(x) 1966-68 Bird Definitives Essays Undenominated Blue-faced Honeyeater watercolour sketch by Betty Temple-Watts in yellow-brown, black, blue and grey in a design similar to the issued 6c., executed on thick card (255x190mm.), fine. A delightful piece of artwork. Photo

Lot #: 30

Reserve: £500 - £600

Date: 24 Apr 2019