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The 6 x unique 1936 2d Red KEVIII stamps of Australia

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I recently received this latest Spink Insider magazine which has a great article on the background to the Edward VIII Australian issue that never was. Here is the link:

http://issuu.com/spinkandson/docs/insider_19_lo-res?utm_sour ... dium=email

It's well worth subscribing to this online magazine and it's free 8)
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Typical Wanky Spink type offering that is near impossible to navigate.

These pix and text at least show members what is being discussed, that we aim to do in post #1 of all threads. :)

And this King was KEVIII not KEVII ... heading edited and expanded. :mrgreen:

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The 2d red stamp project of Australia used a photograph of the King in uniform. The sole ornaments were the denomination into an oval in the bottom right corner and the red "POSTAGE" bar at the bottom. Printing of this stamp began in September 1936 at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia's printing branch. All operations were stopped with the abdication.

Despite the destruction of the stock and all material needed for the printing, a six x 2d red stamp signed corner block is in the hand of a British collector, Lord Vestey. On 29 September 1936, William Vanneck, 5th Baron Huntingfield, Governor of Victoria, visited the plant and was invited to sign and date one of the finished sheets.

In the name of the Commonwealth Bank, printer John Ash offered the sheet to the Governor in October, but had to claim it back on 16 December. The sheet was given back the next day, but the six stamp corner block bearing the signature was missing. The Governor had already sent it to someone in England and could not retrieve it.



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My original thought was to do that but I was concerned about copyright. The accidental I missing from KEVIII was a typo Glen, check the main part of my post.
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I'll send them an account for £1000 for free global publicly. :mrgreen:

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This is one of the most eagerly anticipated sales ever of an Australian Commonwealth item.

Never before offered in its 78 year existence! Indeed, it was not until 1996 that it became generally known that the item existed.

So many other so-called "great" Australian Commonwealth items pale in comparison.

Speculation as to who may be the second owner has been rife amongst hard core specialists since the announcement that the Vestey collection would be sold.

Will there be a dark horse?

My nomination for that possibility: Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II.

This Australian Commonwealth prepared for use but never issued stamp is the only intended issue for KEVIII outside of the issued GB quartet.

And, after all, for Her Royal Highness, this was "Uncle Bertie".

But how would The Royal Collection finance such a purchase?

We can only dream of just how easy that exercise would be.

How about peeling off just a few of those pesky 1928 Kookaburra imperforate minisheets for marketing for starters?

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What is your Ball Park price guess Rod?
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North of 500k quid, Glen.

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Surely the toning in the selvedge would detract from that value Rod :lol:
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Rod Perry wrote: Will there be a dark horse?

My nomination for that possibility: Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II.

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Rod, I find this highly doubtful. For reasons I cannot even understand, I have watched a lot of documentaries on the Royal Family on FOXTEL in recent months.

Well, maybe because I hugely respect Elizabeth R., but I suspect that she does not have a big interest in the Royal collection, and in the words of Rhett Butler, "frankly my dear, I don't give a damn"

I do know that she reconciled with her uncle, at least publicly (although her mother never did), but whether she cares enough about her Grandfathers stamp collection, and continuing the heritage is a different issue,

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Rod Perry wrote:North of 500k quid, Glen.

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Around a MILLION bucks the way the Pacific Peso is heading this week?

I'd be VERY worried about that obvious rusting/foxing on margin as to how many of the stamps are also affected, as if not clean, that will highly impact price.
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So many highly priced items of Australian Commonwealth since the Gray Kangaroos sale in 2007 have been auction churn.

There are at least six valuable (albeit not necessarily "major") collections featuring Gray material which have come to auction since 2007, "churned" irreverently in record time.
Global Administator wrote: I'd be VERY worried about that obvious rusting/foxing on margin as to how many of the stamps are also affected, as if not clean, that will highly impact price.
There is no room for the unrealistically discerning if, in fact, the block is anything less than "perfect".

I saw it in 1996 and it was "English fresh", as two of my auction house proprietor friends once referred to a collection emanating from U.K.

By way of comparison, if one were to await the "perfect" British Guiana 1856 1c black on magenta, be prepared to hold your breath . . . indefinitely.

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So in 1996 it was fine yet has now developed toning visible in the selvedge and who knows what it's like on the rear.

I'd be worried about spending that sort of money for something that will undoubtedly have far more developed toning in the short term let alone the longer term :idea:

I also noticed the large churn of items from Arthur's 2007 auction. Most have been onsold at a loss though not surprising I guess given the hoopla that surrounded his auction.

One item I note has appreciated well is the 2/- third single line Harrison imprint pair. Examples have now sold for double the 2007 realization. Then again you can only get these in pairs, the single existing imprint block of 4 is in the Royal Collection.
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There was a very similar unissued stamp in the special display area at Melbourne 2013. Does
anyone remember what it was or have a picture? (May have been from Australia Post archives)

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Update: It appears the Australia 2013 site has disappeared which is crazy! Anyway I found two stamps
which may have been the ones I remember through archive.org at https://web.archive.org/web/20140114194053/https://worldstampexpo.com.au/page.php?page=23

They are George V proofs, however I still think there was another one on display like the Edward VIII stamp.

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Well, maybe because I hugely respect Elizabeth R., but I suspect that she does not have a big interest in the Royal collection, and in the words of Rhett Butler, "frankly my dear, I don't give a damn"

I do have another "dark horse" contender, Norm, maybe more, but I find the case for Her Royal Highness compelling.

It is true that Elizabeth II would have eventually been crowned, even if it were not for the Abdication.

But the emotions may be a determinant. For Her Royal Highness, I suggest this is not likely to be an "I don't give a damn" consideration.

That masterly of Auction houses, Spink, marketers of the Vestey collections, would not have been slow to seize upon an approach to this highly logical of buyers, via The Keeper of the Royal Collection.

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I got the Insider magazine in the mail a few days ago, and this item looked mighty impressive. 8)
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Thanks for the link.
An interesting site to add to my ever growing stamp bookmark collection.

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An article also appears in the latest (October 2014) Gibbons Stamp Monthly (GSM).

This edition is already out for those who subscribe to the iPad edition.

A very good read.
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The Plate proofs of the 1914 Unissueds featured above by AndrewWalker reminded me of another source of finance for The Royal Collection, should it consider buying the Unissued KEVIII block.

Not that my advice would be needed by The Keeper, but for the benefit of those interested, The Royal Collection contains the only known examples of the actual Unissued 1914 2d and 1/-. Complete sheets of 120 of each, to be precise.

These most valuable Australian Commonwealth items in existence could very comfortably yield some "duplicates" to accommodate the purchase of the KEVIII block, whatever its final auction price.

A tilt at extracts from those 1914 sheets has been attempted in the past, it is not broadly known.

Several decades ago I approached the then Keeper, Sir John Marriott, suggesting that I could fill the "gaps" in The Royal Collection of Victoria. Settlement could be painlessly achieved by excising off the requisite number of units from those annoyingly oversized sheets, bravely I proffered.

With my submission to Sir John, I had sent photocopies of a portion of the sheets taken from an article published in an Australian philatelic magazine. Delineated were matching sections of the sheets from where I suggested "duplicates" could be extracted, without impinging upon the good bits (i.e. the imprints and Plate nos.).

Sir John graciously replied to my submission, totally ignoring my offer, but politely requesting that I provide the name of the author of the magazine article, for it appeared that no official permission to publish the article illustrations had been sought or granted.

I took that to be a "no".

Incidentally, I indirectly did Commonwealth Philately something of a disservice regarding those Plate proofs of the 2d and 1/-.

In 1980 I sold them to Ray Chapman; who would have dreamt that Ray would sell his collection in to the Australia Post Archival Collection?

Speaking of which, I've just divulged my second "dark horse" nomination as a contender for the KEVIII block.

Is that the whiff in the air of a pending Archival sale I can sense?

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Rod Perry wrote:Speaking of which, I've just divulged my second "dark horse" nomination as a contender for the KEVIII block.

Is that the whiff in the air of a pending Archival sale I can sense?
The government didn't keep examples of the stamps themselves for the archives? That's a really serious scorched-earth policy regarding the destruction of this issue then. Its like they wanted to conduct damnatio memoriae on the issue.

If AusPost did do an archive sale, hopefully they don't hire Sotheby's, it didn't go over well for the BPMA.
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aethelwulf wrote:The government didn't keep examples of the stamps themselves for the archives? That's a really serious scorched-earth policy regarding the destruction of this issue then. Its like they wanted to conduct damnatio memoriae on the issue.
In the context of the time, that's EXACTLY what they wanted. :idea:

Edward was guilty of multiple "crimes" in the eyes of the establishment: abdicating from the throne, marrying a catholic, marrying an American, and putting himself before his responsibility and duty for starters...

And also - in the context of the time - when the British establishment said "Jump", the Australian Government jumped as high as it could. :idea:

Of course, in today's more enlightened world, the outcomes would - probably - be different, especially given the importance of "public opinion". :idea: :idea:
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fromdownunder wrote:Well, maybe because I hugely respect Elizabeth R., but I suspect that she does not have a big interest in the Royal collection, and in the words of Rhett Butler, "frankly my dear, I don't give a damn"

I do know that she reconciled with her uncle, at least publicly (although her mother never did), but whether she cares enough about her Grandfathers stamp collection, and continuing the heritage is a different issue
In terms of the actual stamps, I think you are spot on. However it is well-known that the queen recognises the historical value of such a complete collection, which is why she continues to maintain a Keeper of the Royal Philatelic Collection plus a team of assistants. If the Keeper felt that this block would be a worthy addition to the collection, there is little doubt the queen would attempt to purchase it, funds permitting of course.
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Rod Perry wrote:North of 500k quid, Glen.

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Around a MILLION bucks the way the Pacific Peso is heading this week?

I'd be VERY worried about that obvious rusting/foxing on margin as to how many of the stamps are also affected, as if not clean, that will highly impact price.
I must confess I was very surprised that such a high figure was suggested .. .but then tonight I was catching up on my 'CAB' Magazines.

Sold mid year by Baldwin for over half a million quid. Value of the gold bullion - a few $100!
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A slightly better scan from the irritatingly wanky Spink website.

WHY do Troggs like this, given their aged buyer demographic, insist on wacko, near unusable sites like this, designed by spotty faced 19 year old kids, designed and better suited to War Gaming users etc.

The memo re "destroying everything" seems to have been taken literally by other than the Victoria Governor, who had already mailed his buddy this block of 6.

Clearly has foxing on side margin, ("tiny inclusion" my EYE!) which inexcusably for a "modern" piece of this massive estimate value is not mentioned by Spink.
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GlenStephens wrote:Clearly has foxing on side margin, ("tiny inclusion" my EYE!) which inexcusably for a "modern" piece of this massive estimate value is not mentioned by Spink.
I agree, but Spink (and others) seem to take the view that if the stamps themselves aren't affected, tone spots don't need to be mentioned. I find this ridiculous, as you aren't just buying the stamps, you're buying the entire positional piece.
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Agree.

The foxing is most certainly visible there right down the entire margin and inexcusable it is NOT mentioned for a block that may well be invoiced for around a MILLION dollars.

I have no doubt if the foxing is so visible facially it WILL be growing on the stamps if checked via a UV light.

Sourced a better pic today, and the sale cat only arrived with me Friday.

Talk about cutting things close!

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I know someone who's intending on bidding on it.

He figures it for a bit less than some due to the foxing, and his concern is that whomever buys it will break it up.
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If Rod feels it will fetch near $A1 million I can't see who could break it up to be honest.

A couple of buyers for $100,000 you might find, but I can't fathom how paying $1,000 000 for 6 stamps will see that returned if split up, but in this business, who knows?! :mrgreen:
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Spink catalogue page extra info as follows from Vestey sale -

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Rod Perry wrote:
The Plate proofs of the 1914 Unissueds featured above by AndrewWalker reminded me of another source of finance for The Royal Collection, should it consider buying the Unissued KEVIII block.

Not that my advice would be needed by The Keeper, but for the benefit of those interested, The Royal Collection contains the only known examples of the actual Unissued 1914 2d and 1/-. Complete sheets of 120 of each, to be precise.

These most valuable Australian Commonwealth items in existence could very comfortably yield some "duplicates" to accommodate the purchase of the KEVIII block, whatever its final auction price.
Good point Rod .. each perforated stamp is Cat $A125,000 in the new ACSC and a block 4 of each would cover the KEVIII block cost nicely!

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GlenStephens wrote:If Rod feels it will fetch near $A1 million I can't see who could break it up to be honest.

A couple of buyers for $100,000 you might find, but I can't fathom how paying $1,000 000 for 6 stamps will see that returned if split up, but in this business, who knows?! :mrgreen:
Well,

As we've both discussed before, Australian blocks don't bring the premiums that American stuff can.

Keep the block of 4 with the signed selvedge intact, sell off two singles. If the block brings,say, 400K sterling one could likely sell off the other two singles for 75-100k each or so.

It would broaden the market I suppose. Not saying it's going to happen or will happen, but I know that my friend was an underbidder on a couple of blocks over the last few years and they've apparently been broken up in a few instances.

This applies to 'Roos and KGV stamps which are his particular interest. He's been spending silly money on them lately.
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As we've both discussed before, Australian blocks don't bring the premiums that American stuff can.
Not so sure about that!

I do not think USA Imprint or plate blocks get the multiples the scarce ones here get?

This block I am holding sold for $A265,000.

If they were singles you MAY have got $30,000!

Can you think of any USA Definitive block that sold for $220,000 more than 4 singles would have at the time - the silly Gross/Sundman 'Inverted Jenny' Barnum and Bailey Circus aside?

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Glen,

Vintage Cadillacs are worth more in America than Cambodia.

This isn't an imprint block is it?

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billw2 wrote:
This applies to 'Roos and KGV stamps which are his particular interest. He's been spending silly money on them lately.
Quality Roo's and KGV will increase in value over time, that's a fact. "Silly money" spent on them today will not be so silly in years to come.

Edit: Just noticed your post comparing Cadillac values in the U.S. and Cambodia.......can't really see the same comparison with the item being discussed in this topic.
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billw2 wrote:
This applies to 'Roos and KGV stamps which are his particular interest. He's been spending silly money on them lately.
Quality Roo's and KGV will increase in value over time, that's a fact. "Silly money" spent on them today will not be so sily in years to come.
Agreed. Buy rarity and quality and you'll do fine.

Silly Money = If what he spent on these stamps in the past 12 months were his annual income he'd be in the top 2% of Americans.
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That sort of outlay on KGV's and Roo's would require buying die proofs, essays and some other serious items.

AFAIK - the majority of those are in Australian or GB collectors hands as well as the Aust. Post Chapman and Royal collections.
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Frankly I have no clue what I'm looking at with this stuff but he claims he's spent close to $200,000US.
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With just a couple of days to go before the first ever appearance at auction of this unique item, it is probably timely to bump up this thread.

I've speculated here that the block may realize £500,000.

Potentially supporting such a possibility, I note the Vestey GB 2d Tyrian plum (SG 266a), Lot 35 in the September 25 2014 sale at Spink, made £67,200.

Given 25 examples of the latter are recorded (by Dr Geoff Kellow), most in private hands, an average price of around £83,000 each for a stamp of which just six are recorded doesn't appear unachievable?

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Rod Perry wrote:With just a couple of days to go before the first ever appearance at auction of this unique item, it is probably timely to bump up this thread.

I've speculated here that the block may realize £500,000.

Potentially supporting such a possibility, I note the Vestey GB 2d Tyrian plum (SG 266a), Lot 35 in the September 25 2014 sale at Spink, made £67,200.

Given 25 examples of the latter are recorded (by Dr Geoff Kellow), most in private hands, an average price of around £83,000 each for a stamp of which just six are recorded doesn't appear unachievable?

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Interesting. However, I think the 'demand' side is more important than the supply side. I believe Glen has for sale at least one unique item, asking 4 figures for it, so scarcity isn't the whole story of course (I'm sure you are well aware of this of course!)

I don't know how strong demand for VIII Commonwealth is - less strong than for KGVI Commonwealth, I suspect.

Has there been a poll to have people guess/lodge their ideas on what this block will invoice at (it's probably best I say invoice rather than hammer price)?

As was mentioned in one of Joelk's recent give-away threads, based on guessing the closing level of the Dow Jones, the 'wisdom of crowds' theory should hopefully mean that the average of such a poll might give fairly accurate results. Perhaps an admin can stick a poll at the top of this thread, save making a whole new one with so little time to go until the item actually sells...

Look forward to seeing what happens with this. I also suspect the winner will split the block, to make a quick return.
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Wrote this all up this month and in a day or so we shall see!

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Spink's website suggesting this sold for £200,000 (plus 20% buyer's premium).

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thecloudwatcher wrote:Spink's website suggesting this sold for £200,000 (plus 20% buyer's premium).

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Wow. Way less than I was expecting, given the prices some people here predicted. Toning put people off?
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If it had been a unique KGV or even a KGVI item it would have sold for far more (possibly up to x 5 times more).

BTW - who has the world class KEVIII collection that this item would finalise :?:
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Norbert Jenkins wrote:
thecloudwatcher wrote:Spink's website suggesting this sold for £200,000 (plus 20% buyer's premium).

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Wow. Way less than I was expecting, given the prices some people here predicted. Toning put people off?
Given what the "$20 Million" British Guiana went for, I'm not surprised at all. :idea:
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TONING, the Plague of Philately!

Yes I concur......

ANY collector/investor would be very leery of this spreading/infecting their collection, even if kept in optimum conditions (aircon, optimum lighting etc.) Has to affect the "invoice price" by about fifty percent, I would think.

Still would love to see a Stampboards poll for the above Edward VIII block; it would be great for publicity if Stampboarders consistenly get it right or close!

My Australian neophytic guesstimate would be A$275,000 (and if it were NOT toned, double that, but we will never know, unless a reversible "cure" for toning is found!
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thecloudwatcher wrote:
Spink's website suggesting this sold for £200,000 (plus 20% buyer's premium).

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Lowest end of estimate, indeed might have only attracted one bid it seems?

If that is all it got, I'd certainly have considered putting in a bid. Based on Rod's bullish predication I assumed the serious bidders were set on this. :twisted:

That is only ~$A70,000 apiece. There are 4 instant buyers for a single at $A100,000 plus each I can think of for starters. Plus premiums for some positions. Monogram single Kangaroos get far more than that.

The foxing did bother me though, and any Auction incompetent enough to show a badly foxed block, and not mention it, DESERVES to get a crappy result. Inexcusable for someone who allegedly knows about philately. :roll: :roll:

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I didn't bid because I didn't win tonight's (A)$50 million Powerball! :evil:

I assume all realise that the claim this block comprises "in all probability, the only examples which can exist" is not true - the rest of the sheet that this block was removed from still exists in the Australia Post archives.

The lot is still the only examples that are likely to ever be private hands, of course.


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An extraordinary bargain, and a gift to the Outside Chance I recommended should be in it to win it.

The collector known to but a few, who was the odds on favourite to buy at "whatever it takes" (and my Intelligence had it that half a million Pounds would not discourage him) was a No Show?

I don't believe the "toning" was a factor in the outcome, and I would be very surprised if more examples exist.

It wasn't until the 1990s that we knew of the existence of these examples.

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pertinax wrote:
I assume all realise that the claim this block comprises "in all probability, the only examples which can exist" is not true - the rest of the sheet that this block was removed from still exists in the Australia Post archives.
Source? :roll:
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Incompetence does not stop Spink bragging of their alleged prowess. :roll: :roll:

Had it been offered here, I have no doubt it would have sold for more.
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Global Administrator wrote:
pertinax wrote:
I assume all realise that the claim this block comprises "in all probability, the only examples which can exist" is not true - the rest of the sheet that this block was removed from still exists in the Australia Post archives.
Source? :roll:
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