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wilko wrote: 12 Nov 2021 22:52
Out of interest how can you tell it's not an Archer? Is it from the single corner letter or another dark art?

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Yes, the checkletter needs to be alphabet I but the visible E is clearly alphabet II (E being one of the ones very easily told apart).

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This page of Roos & Heads was £14.50, which is probably a bit overpriced.


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However, I spotted that the 1d Red was single line perforation, with the variety "Run N, state I". CV $250. :)


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When I unpacked them, I also discovered that the 5d Brown was 1L13 "Broken NE corner". CV $75. :D


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When an expensive cover turns into a bargain ........

Earlier this year I bought the cover illustrated below at the Gartner 50th Anniversary sale. It was described as New Guinea SGO9a 6d Greyish Ultramarine Die 2. Although the catalogue scan was not of the highest quality I could see that it was not Die 2 but Die 2b SGO9b. The difference in value on cover amounted to 8 x £50 = £400. The catalogue value was £2,000. As it was the only copy of this stamp known on cover I was prepared to pay handsomely for it and after quite hectic bidding (which started at 200 euro), I acquired the cover for around the 1000 euro mark.

When the new SG Part 1 was published in September I was delighted to see that the price of SGO9b had risen from £250 to £750 thus cataloguing the cover at £750 x 8 = £6,000, an increase of £4,000. A nice surprise! SG09a remained at £200.......

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Been lucky with a few bargains recently, but this one is particularly pleasing. The image on the main listing was this one:
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TBH, they are so common you can scarcely give them away. It did mention a companies registration in the title and looking at the other images one image showed this:
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So I took a punt and was well pleased to find it contained this:
KGVI Blocks
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It also contained the following, not shown in the listing:
QEII Dated Jan 1961
QEII Dated Jan 1961
With the £1 stamps catalogue around the £30 mark and the others around the £10 mark, getting the whole lot for £15 is most pleasing.

And the contract note stamps ? Who knows, but they cover a 10 year period and suggest that the arlier issues were darker printings.

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Well done, Jon, another bargain from the global marketplace that is ebay I guess?
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towradji wrote: 06 Dec 2021 13:26 Well done, Jon, another bargain from the global marketplace that is ebay I guess?
Yep, Ebay. Odd, usually the few bargains I get have finished at odd times (unless they were targeting the far east) but this one was evening prime time.

I've no chance of getting a "complete" revenues collection so not even trying. For most or them the idea is for each section to have a front page with introduction and something like a nice block, specimens, etc, then a page on usage (e.g. cancels, perfins, overprints) and then a page with a selection of examples. Well this lot has contributed to the first two pages!

The QEII 5/- is a particularly deep green I've not seen before.

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A few weeks ago I picked up a group of GB Wilding Cylinder blocks on Ebay. When going through it I found one of the blocks was catalogued at £1000. I paid the equivalent of £2.42 for it :shock:
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The seller of this bag of 2d Reds, in their description, said "probably in the hundreds haven’t counted them".

There are actually, at a guess, getting on for 6,000 in the bag.

I'm part way through them, and have already found ACSC listed varieties with a combined CV of about A$1,000, plus a load of further unpriced varieties which I've plated using a more specialised catalogue.

Cost £33 including post.

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ottawasteve wrote: 05 Nov 2021 14:49 Something on the more expensive side here.

I don’t purchase much these days, and save up for those special bargains. I came upon this on a well regarded but non-philatelic auction site:

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This looks like one of the famous Newfoundland airmails. From 1919 to 1930, there were a series of attempts to fly across the Atlantic from Newfoundland to England (or Ireland). These flights carried letters with overprinted stamps, the most famous three being the Hawker, the Columbia and the De Pinedo. The cover here is a De Pinedo. Close ups:

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And the back of the cover:
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There is no doubt of the legitimacy of the cover, even if not (yet) accompanied by an expert certificate. Clearly the auctioneers did not realize how valuable this cover is. Only 300 of these stamps were overprinted and 225 used on cover. It is not known how many covers remain, but they typically sell for 8-10,000 USD. They are very, very uncommon and very desirable. Individual stamps usually go for 3-4000 USD.

This cover is in nice shape, with only a trace of toning of the stamp. The markings are clear and absolute correct for this flight.

I picked it up for 3825 USD, all fees included. That is a lot of money, but a fantastic deal for a BNA classic.
Hi all. This FINALLY arrived, after a ton of difficulty (the auctioneer did not provide reasonably-priced shipping i house, so I had to go with an independent, which was glacial in speed). The stamp is certainly genuine and is undamaged. There is one tiny toned spot. There is a long wrinkle in the envelope adjacent to the stamp. It is not a tear.

The envelope has been shortened a touch on the left. It had been opened out on the sides and bottom, and the top edge, holding front and back together, has been reinforced.

I’ll be sending it shortly to VG Greene for their opinion.

All the fees have chipped away at my “bargain” (now there’s an idea for a thread...all the bloody fees with an auction win), but it is still an awesome piece.

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Borisdog wrote: 07 Dec 2021 11:05
Borisdog wrote: 07 Dec 2021 11:03
ottawasteve wrote: 07 Dec 2021 09:24
ottawasteve wrote: 05 Nov 2021 14:49
All the fees have chipped away at my “bargain” (now there’s an idea for a thread...all the bloody fees with an auction win), but it is still an awesome piece.

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Yeah, fees are fees. But find another one at your price.

There's a lot written on here about fees by numerous people with vested interests.

If you're happy then I'd say good for you. I've challenged some of the people on here before to supply me with material that I've bought at auction, rarely do they have it. But they're happy to tell me I've overpaid.

My general experience with material in the 4 figure arena is I'll get it WAY WAY cheaper at auction, including fees, than I will retail. That's if they even have it.
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Borisdog wrote: 07 Dec 2021 11:07
Borisdog wrote: 07 Dec 2021 11:05
Borisdog wrote: 07 Dec 2021 11:03
ottawasteve wrote: 07 Dec 2021 09:24
ottawasteve wrote: 05 Nov 2021 14:49
All the fees have chipped away at my “bargain” (now there’s an idea for a thread...all the bloody fees with an auction win), but it is still an awesome piece.

steve
Yeah, fees are fees. But find another one at your price.

There's a lot written on here about fees by numerous people with vested interests.

If you're happy then I'd say good for you. I've challenged some of the people on here before to supply me with material that I've bought at auction, rarely do they have it. But they're happy to tell me I've overpaid.

My general experience with material in the 4 figure arena is I'll get it WAY WAY cheaper at auction, including fees, than I will retail. That's if they even have it.
Hi Steve,

I would characterize this as rare, rather than uncommon. I suspect it is more rare on cover than what Unitrade indicates it would be. Still, Unitrade values this at at CAD 30,000, so I would say you still got a great bargain. It would have gone for considerably more in a Canadian stamp auction. Congratulations on another wonderful find!!!!
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How much would you pay for this nondescript group of Victorian stamps. I paid $30 and was very happy with the price.

Anyone care to guess which postmark is the rarity? (Details will follow later.)


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Only guessing here. But this one ?
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Is it a first recorded copy, Paul ?
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Ubobo.R.O. wrote: 07 Dec 2021 13:15
Is it a first recorded copy, Paul ?
It would appear so.

Pyke's Creek

RO 1/4/1909; closed 8/7/1911.

Near Ballan (3).

Postmark Pyke's Creek
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PPA have no detail for datestamps recorded from this Receiving Office.

The reservoir was constructed between 1908 and 1911. It now has a capacity of 22,119 megalitres (ML).

After its initial construction, the reservoir operated for several years but as demand increased, it was decided to increase the capacity. To achieve this, the dam was raised by 3.35m in 1930.

During the building of Pykes Creek Reservoir, a small town sprang up. Besides the huts and tents used by the men, they had a recreation hall 60 feet x 30 feet, with no pillars, two fireplaces, not much furniture and a shop. The reservoir township was on the Ballan side of the reservoir, on the hill, between the new road and the old road. It was reported to be a good repetition of goldfield conditions!

Some reports say that 80 men were engaged and some reported that 200 were employed, as well as Government Inspectors, Engineers etc. Progress was slow at times. It was apparent that men were hard to get and would not stay, to work on the project. The Bacchus Express 30/4/1910 states that "nothing less than missionaries will bring them". The newspaper article also said, that “works of this kind should never be let by contract, especially in Victoria where discipline is nil".

Anyone who has taken the drive from Melbourne to Ballarat will drive across part of the dam wall.
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Totally happy with it Paul ? The Harrow postmark next to it looks decidedly iffy.
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I am happy with it. The Harrow is normal for that datestamp and rated common. (05 to 1940)

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Some more information about Pyke's Creek from the 1910 edition of the Post Office Guide.
Pyke's Creek, Victoria. A Receiving Office and also a Telephone Office.
Pyke's Creek, Victoria. A Receiving Office and also a Telephone Office.
Da. Telegrams delivered but no messenger employed.
Da. Telegrams delivered but no messenger employed.
A canceller was required for all telephone offices.
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Jon E wrote: 06 Dec 2021 08:17 Been lucky with a few bargains recently, but this one is particularly pleasing. The image on the main listing was this one:

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TBH, they are so common you can scarcely give them away. It did mention a companies registration in the title and looking at the other images one image showed this:

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So I took a punt and was well pleased to find it contained this:

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It also contained the following, not shown in the listing:

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With the £1 stamps catalogue around the £30 mark and the others around the £10 mark, getting the whole lot for £15 is most pleasing.

And the contract note stamps ? Who knows, but they cover a 10 year period and suggest that the arlier issues were darker printings.

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This seems to be an excellent buy Jon - well done! :D

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In general I've noticed that it's becoming harder to find interesting revenue items on online auctions at affordable prices (both GB and other countries) as it seems that there's more demand now than there was a few years back. Due to this I haven't added anything from Britain to my collection in quite a while.

Having said that, alternatives to online auctions seem to be hard to come by - speaking for myself, I know of no other places which regularly have a reasonable variety of revenue material available.
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This has been my find of the year so far . Picked it up about 6 weeks ago at a small online auction. A gem!! Cat. $7,500.00 - only the fourth or fifth known. While I am not going to reveal what I paid - I was very, very, very happy with the price.
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vpriceG2 wrote: 08 Dec 2021 17:17 This has been my find of the year so far . Picked it up about 6 weeks ago at a small online auction. A gem!! Cat. $7,500.00 - only the fourth or fifth known. While I am not going to reveal what I paid - I was very, very, very happy with the price.

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Nice find! Next you have to find a NSW provisional one :)

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vpriceG2, a wonderful item and it seems to have been a bargain as well.

Congrats on this great find.

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Hi!

Not the cheapest bargain, but as I have been looking for this variety for quite a while, it is nevertheless a personal bargain. The 5d kangaroo has the retouch variety from left frame to WA coast. cat. value for perf. OS is 2x times the normal cat of 275AU$, so 550AU$ (I checked the OS perforation and I`m convinced it is genuine). Got the three stamps for 35AU$. The 3d and 4d stamps are in poor condition, but the 5d example was worth the money for me.
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Hi!

A few weeks ago received the great Freeman NSW numerals book from Glen.Since then from time to time I have a look out for interesting NSW numeral postmarks in smaller collections. On ebay Germany I stumbled across these three NSW covers with numerals. After looking them up in Freemans superb reference work, I couldn`t resist to put in a bid! I was very pleased when I got the message, that I won the lot fro 10€ including shipping costs. The upper cover has the numeral 529 (type 3R16) of Louth, which is not rated, the lower cover has the numeral 281 (type 3R12) of Wilcannia, which is rated R, but the middle cover is the cracker, it has the numeral 460 (type 3R16) of Baradine, which is rated RRRRR. I`m not sure about a realistic value, but I think it should at least nearly pay for half of the the costs of the Freeman book!?
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josto wrote: 12 Dec 2021 19:14 Hi!

A few weeks ago received the great Freeman NSW numerals book from Glen.Since then from time to time I have a look out for interesting NSW numeral postmarks in smaller collections. On ebay Germany I stumbled across these three NSW covers with numerals. After looking them up in Freemans superb reference work, I couldn`t resist to put in a bid! I was very pleased when I got the message, that I won the lot fro 10€ including shipping costs. The upper cover has the numeral 529 (type 3R16) of Louth, which is not rated, the lower cover has the numeral 281 (type 3R12) of Wilcannia, which is rated R, but the middle cover is the cracker, it has the numeral 460 (type 3R16) of Baradine, which is rated RRRRR. I`m not sure about a realistic value, but I think it should at least nearly pay for half of the the costs of the Freeman book!?

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I like that these three are all addressed to the same person.


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I recently acquired a lot described as 27 GB and empire covers. Price £41. The main item picture was a rather unspectacular 1d red cover and another similar cover with a bantam as well but badly torn, the kind of lot that looks scarcely worth continuing to look through the pictures. I did persevere and there were a few more interesting as below.

These 2 GB penny red stars covers are okay with nice spoon cancels
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A VERY tatty Australian states cover with mixed states usage. Worth a fiver??
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A surface printed cover. SG83. Worth another fiver.
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These 2 British East Africans. No idea what value.
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These 2 1d imperf covers. Nothing very special.
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The star item, however, towards the end of the pictures, was this NZ 1879 cover. Tatty at the edges yes, but what a beauty.
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I will do another post with some more pics of it.
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Here are a few closer shots of the NZ cover
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Perf 12 , so not the scarcest by any means but a block of 4 on cover is probably quite unusual.
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Also perf 12. A strip of 3 and 3 singles.
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I think you did! That NZ cover is nice!
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Are there any sender details on the NZ cover as I would have thought it unusual for a letter to Waterlow being sent from Christchurch and not Wellington or Auckland?
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This is what is written on the back. Does it relate to the sender??
The first line may be the first 2 names of Mr Waterlow??
The second line looks like it could be an address.
The remainder appears to say "Chairman of Waterlow and Sons Ltd"
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Maybe a coincidence but the envelope was made by Waterlow.
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Philip Hickson Waterlow
son of Sydney Hedley Waterlow
son of founder James Waterlow

was chairman of Waterlow's at one time.
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Thanks satsuma

This has led me to the address of 26 Great Winchester Street which the company had a presence at.
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Hello,

Just received this addition to my British Somaliland collection.
1903 4a Olive KEVII ovpt.
Listed in SG as 29a as it has the "BR1TISH" flaw which is hardly visible due to the date stamp.

Catalog value is £225.00.
I paid £1.50 for it and I was the only bidder.
Not a bad year-end bargain I'd say.
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Hello Glen,

My apologies.
Will look into that immediately.

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Just got a good deal on eBay, I just bought the 2015 Unesco Booklet that was recalled due to a picture error.

Catalog value is C$100, but most people sell it between C$200 up to over C$1000, I got it for under C$25 :D
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Burundi, 1983, animals with WWF logo. quite scarce and valuable, especially the 85F.

got it on the vinted app, which is mostly for clothing, not for stamps. But now and then I find something that I can add to my collection of stamps and quartett games. And for 25 euro I couldn't let this go.

and postally used!
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Alain Turgeon wrote: 03 Jan 2022 10:48 Just got a good deal on eBay, I just bought the 2015 Unesco Booklet that was recalled due to a picture error.

Catalog value is C$100, but most people sell it between C$200 up to over C$1000, I got it for under C$25 :D
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Hi Alain,

Those prices on Ebay are crazy for that booklet error!! I am pretty sure I got mine by ordering through Canada Post, as these were on sale for a while before being recalled, if I recollect correctly. I probably have a bunch of them lying around somewhere. Anyway, CAD 25.00 is a very good price. Congratulations!!
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This one arrived today. A recent buy on Delcampe.
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A nice pair and importantly perf 16.
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I am struggling to make out any watermark but the date stamp of 1856 means it can only be either SG20,SG20a or SG27. Both 20a and 27 are plate 5 whereas 20 is plate 4. I don't have the expertise to differentiate between them (yet). If anyone can, I should be grateful. Both 20a and 27 have a catalogue value of £400 on cover for a single according to my 2003 edn GB Concise. SG20 is rather less. An SG27 pair on cover made £166 on Ebay a few weeks ago.
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Thanks to Bill's invaluable thread regarding the 2d blue I have satisfied myself that the corner letters are alphabet 2 which means the stamps are from plate 5 and thus either SG20a or 27. The difficulty in making out the watermark suggests to me it is more likely to be SG20a small crown wmk. Bargain!
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If it is SG20a then the price in the 2020 catalogue is £550 for used single on cover.

If it is SG27 then the price in the 2020 catalogue is £575 for used single on cover.

A bargain indeed and a nice looking cover to boot 8-)
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Uppercanadian wrote: 14 Jan 2022 06:28
Alain Turgeon wrote: 03 Jan 2022 10:48 Just got a good deal on eBay, I just bought the 2015 Unesco Booklet that was recalled due to a picture error.

Catalog value is C$100, but most people sell it between C$200 up to over C$1000, I got it for under C$25 :D
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Hi Alain,

Those prices on Ebay are crazy for that booklet error!! I am pretty sure I got mine by ordering through Canada Post, as these were on sale for a while before being recalled, if I recollect correctly. I probably have a bunch of them lying around somewhere. Anyway, CAD 25.00 is a very good price. Congratulations!!
Thanks Brad!
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wilko wrote: 14 Jan 2022 08:19 Thanks to Bill's invaluable thread regarding the 2d blue I have satisfied myself that the corner letters are alphabet 2 which means the stamps are from plate 5 and thus either SG20a or 27. The difficulty in making out the watermark suggests to me it is more likely to be SG20a small crown wmk. Bargain!
I agree, definitely plate 5.
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I’m rather pleased with my recent purchase for around £70 of these mint Long Toms with official SA and OS punctures.

All apart from the top row second left 9d rosy-lake (which is toned and has now been removed from the others) are very lightly hinged with fresh gum. I’d have happily paid £70 for these as the normal stamps without official punctures but these will be considerably scarcer.

The ‘thin’ postage issues go up to the 5/- Rose (SG 277) and the ‘thick’ postage 1904-11 issues up to the £1 blue (SG 292). All are SG Watermark 13 - ‘SA’.

One of the 6d values has the SA puncture inverted.

They also include three OS values up 10d. I can’t find these in the SG South Australia OS listing, any reason why?
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Outstanding - if you see another set at the place you got them for that price, please let me know !

The inverted SA is not uncommon, by the way - it seems all sorts of inverted, double and triple strikes happened with the SA punctured. And the OS punctures are harder to come across than the SA versions. That is a great purchase for 70 quid. All extremely well documented in Purves wonderful book "South Australia - The Long Stamps 1902-1912".
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My apologies - not sure what I was thinking when I posted my first reply.

Purves book is a fantastic book on the Long Stamps but the OS and SA punctures are rarely mentioned. Geoff Kellow did a fantastic article on the Long Stamps too for the 'Shilling Violet' periodical, which went into detail about the OS punctures. Not sure how to get access to that though.

For a state-wide view of the OS punctures on State stamps, the ACSC Brusden White Catalogue from 2004 called "Kangaroos and the Early Federal Period 1901-12" is outstanding.

Does anyone know if this is in the pipeline to be released with updated information?

I have not come across any detailed info on the SA punctures in general and have been putting together a list myself of those that I have come across on my travels, along with some great help from SA specialists along the way. If anyone knows of any literature about these SA punctures, please let me know via email here - that would be much appreciated.
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wilbaer wrote: 15 Jan 2022 11:41
For a state-wide view of the OS punctures on State stamps, the ACSC Brusden White Catalogue from 2004 called "Kangaroos and the Early Federal Period 1901-12" is outstanding.

Does anyone know if this is in the pipeline to be released with updated information?

I asked Geoff a month back and he said it was not on the cards .. they are issuing a new 'KGV' this month.

That old one is now 18 years old sadly and prices well out of whack. I still get well over $100 for them, as folks seek it for the 100s of pages of exhaustive States listings. :!:

There are some cool variations occur on the perfins - I sold this guy recently.


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Yes, that's the puncture wildness ! I would love to know if it was just some extremely brassed-off employee that decided to go beserk on a load of sheets one day.

Pity that no update of the States is forthcoming - all in good time, hopefully, as demand for a States catalogue would be huge.
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wilbaer wrote: 15 Jan 2022 09:15 Outstanding - if you see another set at the place you got them for that price, please let me know !

The inverted SA is not uncommon, by the way - it seems all sorts of inverted, double and triple strikes happened with the SA punctured. And the OS punctures are harder to come across than the SA versions. That is a great purchase for 70 quid. All extremely well documented in Purves wonderful book "South Australia - The Long Stamps 1902-1912".
Yes I was very pleased with these. It would be very interesting to see what value these puncture and official issues would have if they were catalogued in SG part 1.

The seller is a wholesale type stamp generalist so I guess just wants the stock moving through continuously so there is always a good chance of a bargain with her.
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A nice copy of the 3rd watermark 3d Die 2 on cover bought from a dealer for £30 (he hadn't noticed it was Die 2). Probably Olive Green or Deep Olive both of which cat at $A700. As commercial as cover as you could find although slightly roughly opened.



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Die 2 for sure, and a miracle it was not bisected in the initial rough opening. :)
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