Great Britain 1903 10d Dull purple & carmine (O.W. Official). Exceptionally fine and fresh unused original gum overprinted 'CANCELLED' type 18. A magnificent example of this rare departmental issue. Spec MO18t. Ex Minoru. SG O40var
Australia King George V 1914 (March) Perkins Bacon 1d die proof, SG21, state 4 (the final approved state, with wattles now fully shaded and Emu re-engraved), i carmine-rose on surfaces card (125x95mm).
Insignificant blemishes mentioned for accuracy (small crease at extreme NE corner of surround, trivial marks on reverse) but an important and most attractive proof of the highest rarity, being one of only 4 recorded full size proofs in this colour (including examples in the Royal and Australia Post collections), and endorsed 'final' in pencil on reverse.
Australia B.C.O.F. 1946-48 3d Purple-brown, ERROR OPT DOUBLE, block of 4 from upper left corner of right pane, fine original gum (stamps unmounted). A spectacular and very rare multiple. Royal Philatelic Society Certificate (1982). SG J3a