Hong Kong 1903 1c dull purple and brown and 1907-11 1c brown, tied to piece by special 'HONGKONG UNIVERSITY/POST OFFICE' circular date stamp, dated '14 MAR 12', with another superb strike below. Attractive. Cancel. SG 62,91
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.