1926-30 5d orange-brown, wmk 7, perf 13½x12½, interpane block of 16 (2x2 + 6x2) from foot of upper panes with ‘ASH‘ imprint, fresh o.g. (about half unmounted). Three stamps with minor creasing and folds in gutter (with small tear at top) but an impressive multiple. (cat £384+)
1931-36 £2 black and rose, wmk 15, interpane block of 4 with 'JOHN ASH' imprint, brilliant unmounted o.g. Light gutter fold and a couple of shortish perfs mentioned for accuracy, but a superb piece of the highest rarity, showing 'open-mouthed Kanagroo' on lower right stamp (= R55). Only about half-a-dozen such imprint blocks of 4 are believed to have survived, and fewer unmounted !
1937-49 5s, 10s and £1, chalk-surfaced paper, matching lower left corner 'JOHN ASH' imprint blocks of 4, fresh unmounted o.g. (hinged in margins). One 5s with corner crease, but an attractive trio, the £1 very fine.
1949-50 'Arms' set of 4 to £2, in matching lower left corner blocks of 4 WITHOUT imprint, from later printings (1953 onwards), very fine unmounted o.g. (hinged in margins). The £2 without 'Roller flaw' on left pair (R4/1, 5/1). A desirable set of positional blocks, much scarcer than those with imprint. ASC 268zb, 269za, 270za, 271zd.
1949-50 'Arms' set of 4 to £2, and additional 5s in distinct shade, in matching lower left corner blocks of 4 with imprint, unmounted o.g. The £2 block with 'Roller flaw' on left pair (R4/1, 5/1). Very minor marginal separation on £2 block, still very fine and attractive. Scarce set of positional multiples.
1970-75 7c Sturt's Desert Pea, vertical strip of six, third stamp showing ERROR BLACK (berries, value, inscr) OMITTED, second and fourth showing partial omissions, unmounted o.g. Originated from a group of faulty coils sold at the Adelaide general post office in 1971. Only 12 examples recorded,
1979 National Parks 20c 'Girraween' and 'Mount Field', lower right corner block of 8 comprising four se-tenant horizontal pairs, THE RIGHT HAND BLOCK OF 4 ERROR IMPERFORATE (except at left), unmounted o.g. A spectacular and unique positional multiple from the one sheet discovered, which yielded just ten such strips.
Postage Due. 1909-10 ½d rosine and yellow-green, perf 12x12½, wmk w11, lower left corner horizontal strip of 3 with 'JBC' monogram, fresh large part o.g. Centre stamp with gum bend but a rare survival. Only 359 sheets issued. ASC D76z (cat $750 in 1999).
Postage Due. 1922-30 1½d carmine and yellow-green, wmk 6, lower marginal interpane block of 8 (4x2) with 'ASH' imprint (Jan 1929 ptg), fresh o.g. (six stamps unmounted). Minor bends, and separation at right (not affecting imprint block of 4) but attractive and scarce in this format. ASC D107zb (cat $150+ in 1999).
Postage Due. 1946-57 1d carmine and green, wmk 15, lower marginal gutter block of 8 (4x2) with 'BY AUTHORITY' (McCracken) imprint, exceptionally showing plate number '-1-' at foot, very fine o.g. (usual gutter fold, stamps unmounted). A rare positional multiple, as such plate numbers were usually guillotined off. ASC D130za.
Postage Due. 1946-57 redrawn types (C & E) wmk 15, range of nine lower marginal interpane blocks of 4 with 'BY AUTHORITY' imprint from re-engraved 'Ash' plates, comprising 1d x 2 (with and without dot, different shades), 2d (with dot), 3d (with dot), 4d and 5d both without dot, 6d x 2 (with and without dot, different shades) and 1s (with dot), fresh large part o.g. to o.g, (all with at least two stamps unmounted, the 2d block, and one each of the 1d and 6d blocks with all four stamps unmounted). Odd minor blemishes (gutter folds, one 1s with a short perf) but an attractive and very scarce group, with all values known with this type of imprint represented except for the rare 7d. [The ½d and 8d values do not exist]. ASC D130zc, zd, 131zb, 132ze, 132z, 134za, 135zd, ze, 138ab. (cat $590 in 1999).
Postage Due. 1946-57 2d carmine and green, redrawn (type C), wmk 15, lower marginal interpane block of 8 (4x2) with 'BY AUTHORITY' imprint from re-engraved 'Ash' plate, sheet 'B' (with dot), very fine unmounted o.g. (one stamp with trivial adhesion). Right pane R10/1 shows the prominent B25 electro flaw in curve of '2'. ASC D131zd, with D131e.