Lot 44Australia, Postage Due, 1902, ½d emerald green, in combination with Postage Due, 1902, 2d emerald green and manuscript canceled on post card to Tasmania, franked with Strait Settlements 1¢ KEVII tied by "Penang, Se 3, 1904" cds, "T" in triangle handstamp with pencil rate above; internal tear in card, otherwise Very Fine, one of only a handful of single first series ½d Postage Due issues on cover.
SG No. D1+D3 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 45 oAustralia, Postage Due, 1902, 1d emerald green, perf 11, light manuscript cancel as almost always for this issue, nicely centered, strong color, Very Fine. Scott No. J2a.
SG No. D12 £800 ($1,300).
Lot 46Australia, Postage Due, 1902, 1s emerald green, in combination with Postage Due, 1902, 5d emerald green, bottom margin pair on cover to Hobart, Tasmania, tied by indistinct town cancels, franked with Victoria 1d red pair tied by "1740" barred oval handstamps, "Beech Forest, Victoria, Je 6, 07" origin cds and "T 4d" in oval alongside; couple cover filing holes, one affecting 1sh, otherwise Very Fine, with postage dues accounting for a total of probably five additional letters.
SG No. D31+D27 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 47 oAustralia, Postage Due, 1902-04, ½d//10d used blocks, 6 blocks; includes 1d compound perf, 2d (perf 11, manuscript cancels), 5d, 6d & 10d blocks of 6 and 3d rejoined block of 8 (two blocks of 4), datestamp cancels, overall Very Fine, scarce commercially used multiples.
SG No. D17-18,23,25,28,36 £593 for singles ($960).
Lot 48 oAustralia, Postage Due, 1903, 20s emerald green, perf 11, watermarked Large Crown & NSW, N.S.W. oval cancel, bright color, faint pressed crease, Very Fine appearance, S.G. catalog value for canceled to order. Scott No. J22.
SG No. D44 £2,250 ($3,640).
A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1903 20S PERF 11 POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.
The ACSC states "All stamps with NSW within three concentric ovals cancellations are believed to be cancelled to order.". While this statement holds for most used bearing this cancel (all unvariably with sharp neat strikes) this stamp bears a partial slightly smudged strike which is consistent of postally used rather than a C.T.O. strike. Furthermore, the stamp has been creased which is a consistency of stamps being used and removed from bulk postage documents.
Lot 49Australia, Postage Due, 1906, 4d green, perf 11, o.g., hinge remnant, nicely centered, strong bright color on bright paper, fresh and Very Fine. Scott No. J27a.
SG No. D52 £5,000 ($8,090).
AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1906 4D PERF 11 POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.
Lot 50 /Australia, Postage Due, 1907, ½d green, 2 complete right pane sheets of 60, one with watermark upright and "97076" machine serial number in top right corner selvage, other with watermark inverted, each with 'ST' of 'POSTAGE' joined flaw (position R9/1), all except one stamp never hinged, serial number pane with some crimped perfs at right, otherwise Very Fine, a exceptionally rare pair of sheets.
SG No. D45, D45w £1,680 for o.g. singles ($2,720).
Marginal markings on these issues are unusual and it is believed that they occur once in every 1,000 sheets and that the numbers were used for inventory purposes by the paper manufacturer.
Lot 51Australia, Postage Due, 1907, ½d-6d dull green, perf 11½x11, o.g., lightly hinged, all exceptionally fresh, Very Fine, a scarce set.
SG No. D53-D57 £990 ($1,600).
Lot 52Australia, Postage Due, 1909, 2s dull green, perf 11, full slightly toned o.g., bright vivid color, Very Fine, an attractive and scarce high value. Scott No. J35.
SG No. D60 £1,000 ($1,620).
Lot 53Australia, Postage Due, 1909, 10s dull green, perf 11, o.g., lightly hinged, attractively centered, strong bright color, Very Fine, a very scarce key high value postage due issue.
SG No. D61 £2,500 ($4,050).