|Stamps - Errors|
|Realisation Price||4,500.00 AUD|
Abacus Auctions / Public Auction 209 - Thursday 25th February 2016 (2AM AEST) - 25/02/2016 / COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Decimal Issues / Lot 689
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Decimal Issues - 1982 Queen's Birthday as the issued 27c - included for comparison - but denominated 24c BW #949E(1), unmounted, Cat $5000 (2002). A great modern rarity. [The ACSC classifies this stamp as an "essay". We consider this to be a mistake. The initial printing was of the 24c stamps. The rate was increased to 27c & a second print run at 27c was ordered. In our opinion, this is an unissued stamp, not an essay. The ACSC similarly classifies the initial printing of the 60c Whale as an essay, yet there is no doubt a quantity of those stamps were sold by the Australia Post , and commercial usage is recorded] A block of 6 - the only examples recorded - came to light only in early-2002. The block was divided into two singles and a block of 4, and offered by Prestige Philately on 9.3.2002. The singles sold for $4480 & $4256 (the stamp offered here); the block sold for $15,680. This is the first example we have seen offered since then.