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Australia Stamps and Postal History

Australia stamps and postal history of has two identifiable periods, the first covering the ‘Australian States’ and the latter, from 1913, when the newly formed Commonwealth of Australia stamps were inscribed ‘Australia’. A kangaroo was incorporated into the design of the first Australia stamps, in order to demonstrate this new level of independence. The story of the ‘Kangaroo and Map’ is as fascinating. Politically motivated intrigue accompanied the design contest, as a result the first British Empire postage stamps not to show a profile of a reigning British monarch.

The George V “Heads” were introduced later in 1913, placating those critical of the absence of a British monarch. They are amongst the most carefully studied stamps in world philately, havings a wide array of colours, watermarks and also flaws. This issue arguably includes the rarest Australia stamp being a tete-beche pair of the 1930 2d golden scarlet.

Definitive and Commemorative Australia Stamps

Significant definitive and commemorative Australia stamps, include the original and later “Laughing Kookaburra” issues. The 1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge set of three included one disproportionately high value 5/- stamp (the average weekly wage being £9). In addition the ‘modern classic’ 1950 8½d Aborigine “One Pound Jimmy”. Australia was also at the forefront of the first airmail flights. Covers from the 1920s and early 1930s are keenly collected.
Australia stamps

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  • Lot 35 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £50 - £60

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    AUSTRALIA - 1913-14 2s brown Roo, SG 12, fine used
  • Lot 36 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £30 - £35

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    AUSTRALIA - 1914-20 ½d green Head BREAKS IN LINES plate flaw,B&W 63(1)n, mint
  • Lot 37 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £30 - £33

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    AUSTRALIA - 1937-49 2d bright purple vert COIL PAIR, SG 185a, NHM, fresh (2)
  • Lot 38 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £90 - £100

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    AUSTRALIA - 1937-52 Highly complete collection, all diff. Mostly used (110+)
  • Lot 39 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £32 - £35

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    AUSTRALIA - 1938 6d carmine & green Postage Due, SG D117, superb used.
  • Lot 40 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £30 - £35

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    AUSTRALIA - 1938 cover to England, 2d KGV, 'AUCKLAND N.Z. / LOOSE LETTER' cds
  • Lot 41 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £50 - £55

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    AUSTRALIA - 1948 Arms £2 green overprinted 'SPECIMEN' (SG 224ds, BW271x) NHM.
  • Lot 42 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £25 - £30

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    AUSTRALIA - 1950-52 3d grey green coils SG 237da, coil join strip of 4, mint.
  • Lot 43 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £33 - £36

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    AUSTRALIA - 1950-52 Coil pairs, SG 235aa, 237a & 237da, nhm (3 pairs).
  • Lot 44 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £20 - £25

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    AUSTRALIA - 1951 3d scarlet, bklet plate, vert. block/18, SG 235, BW251ca NHM

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