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Lot No. 516

Auction No. 26
Category Thematic
    Collections, Accumulations and Selections
Est. $1200
Status SOLD $950



Birds - "Ducks" A wonderful thematic exhibit written up on pages (28cms x 42cms) using stamps, M/S's, booklets, cinderellas, covers, pictorial & slogan postmarks & maxicards to tell the story of how ducks are different from other birds with sections incl "Evolution", "Eggs, Nests, Feet & Bill", "Neck, Feathers, Wings & Flight" plus the "Types of Ducks" with pages for Dabbling, Grazing, Perching, Diving & Sea Ducks. Noted St Pierre & Miquelon 6f die proof in brown & original painting of adopted design, both signed by artist Pheulpin. Also Mexico 1991 photographic unadopted essay, East Germany 1962 Game Birds progressive proof of 20pf Mallard (7 stages) & a nice Cape Barren Island cds on 2d kangaroo. Also France 1993 2f Smew die proof in green plus reversed negative, St Pierre & Miquelon 50¢ common eider imperf strip of 5 colour trials plus issued stamp. Another section covers "Duck Food" incl Molluscs, Fish, Frogs, Plants & Seeds while another deals with "Duck Habitats" incl creeks & lakes, rivers, swamps, seas & oceans etc noting Senegal "Millet" deluxe proof, Swiss 1992 & 1995 Pro Juventute booklets & Congo "Mallard" deluxe proof. The final sections deal with "How different Ducks are Threatened" & their "Conservation" & "Domestication" with a 1901 NSW postcard to Hobart with Drake cds, Egypt unadopted essay signed by artist, Nicaragua imperf proof pair, 1930 US uprated PSE with 5 "duck" cancels in violet, US Duck Hunting 1956/57 license with stamp signed, 1934 20¢ "mallard" with perfs grossly misplaced, Hungary booklet with duck meat recipes, French Antarctic 1f80 sunken die proof signed Combet, Czech 1938 1k Sokol die proof & St Pierre & Miquelon 4f fox deluxe proof. An attractive Large Silver medal winning exhibit last shown at the 2014 Malaysian Stamp Exhihibition. Ex Ross Wood. (Approx. 550 items)