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Lot No. 795

Auction No. 27
Category Australia
    Collections, Accumulations and Selections
Est. $450
Status SOLD $600



Coils Extensive study as exhibited on 60 pages for the Wapex 93 Gold Centenary Stamp Show with the collection housed in the 4 original envelopes submitted for the exhibition. Following introducing info about the history of the decisions by the GPO which resulted in the issue of coils & use of vending machine, the collection begins with the Victoria 1d strip of 5 defaced by black bars as used in 1908 for testing of the machines in Melbourne then follow examples of the 1913 ½d mint strip of 5, pair with join & pair used on uprated 2d KGV PSE, 1d pairs, 1d red KGV (strip of 3), green (strips of 4 & joined pair) & KGVI "testers" on CofA paper in red (pair) & green (pair & strip of 6 with join). The scarce 2d scarlet of 1938 MLH & used pairs & used on registered cover before 1938 1d QM & onwards with "leader" strips & better varieties incl KGVI 2d mauve pair MLH with inverted wmk, 1948 1d Princess strip with join & offset on all stamps. Also 2d QM gutter block of 56 with coil perfs, later helicon issues & an AP negative with a blow-up of QEII 5d unissued design. Also incls a few loose covers, 3 with 4¢ QEII bicolour with miscut perfs. Great lot for further research & continuation. (100s)