Lot 271Antigua, 1862, Queen Victoria, 6d blue green, rough perf 14 to 16, near full o.g., hinge remnant, typical perfs and centering, fresh and about Fine. Scott No. 1 $950.
SG No. 1 £800 ($950).
Lot 272Argentina, 1862, Seal of the Republic, 5c rose, block of four, o.g., hinge remnants on top pair, mostly large margins to close at right, extremely fresh and Very Fine.
Scott No. 5 $196 for no gum singles.
Lot 273 oNew South Wales, 1850, Sydney View, 3d yellow green, yellowish wove paper, four well balanced margins, attractive numeral grid (71), fresh and attractive, Extremely Fine. Scott No. 9a.
SG No. 39 £350 ($420).
Lot 274Australia, 1964, £2 Admiral King, right margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, fresh and well centered, Extremely Fine. SG No. 360.
Scott No. 379 $390.
Lot 275Australia, 1919 Ross-Smith First Aerial Post, tied by "First Aerial Mail, Great Britain to Australia, 26 Feb. 1929" oval flight datestamp on large piece, also with lightly struck violet "Per Vickers Vimy Aeroplane to Australia" handstamp, extremely scarce and Very Fine; with 1991 E. Diena certificate.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
On November 12, 1919, Ross Macpherson Smith, Keith Smith, J. M. Bennett and W. H. Shiers left London in a Vickers Vimy aircraft and arrived in Darwin on December 10, Smith telegraphed the Australian prime minister requesting a commemorative stamp be issued, and this commemorative label was designed by A.I.F. war artist Lieutenant Benson, a total of 576 labels were made 346 of which were attached to incoming mail carried on the trip.
Lot 276 oAustria, 1850 Arms, 1kr Cadmium yellow, hand-made paper, horizontal pair, neat town cancels, large to huge margins, brilliant color, Extremely Fine. Michel No. 1 X d.
Scott No. 1e $260 for singles.
Lot 277Austria, 1908, 10k Emperor's Reign Anniversary, o.g., n.h., exceptionally fresh and well centered, choice, Very Fine. Michel No. 156 w.
Scott No. 127 $500.
Lot 278Austria, 1910, 10k Emperor's Birthday Jubilee, o.g., n.h., exceptionally fresh and extremely well centered, Extremely Fine and choice. Michel No. 177.
Scott No. 144 $360.
Lot 279Austria, 1919, 4k Parliament Building, inverted center, o.g., lightly hinged, brilliant colors, Very Fine, extremely scarce.
Scott No. 222a $2,100.
Lot 280Austria, 1936, 10s Dolfuss, left sheet margin single, o.g., n.h., exceptionally centered with large balanced margins, fresh and choice, Extremely Fine. Michel No. 588.
Scott No. 380 $1,100.