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Lot# 6006 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 6006 New South Wales

    1850: 1 d. carmine-lake, Plate I, showing very clear "Double Print" error and Intermediate Impression of 2 d. greyish-blue, each with large margins all round, used on 1850 cover to Glasgow endorsed 'per Phoenician', tied by barred obliterators in black with oval 'PAID SHIP LETTER / Crown / SYDNEY' datestamp in red below (Jan 22). Rated '8' (pence) for Ship Letter charge and struck on arrival with framed 'Glasgow' datestamp (April 24). Slight closed tear in front panel not affecting the appearance of a wonderful first issue cover used in the first month of issue.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 13,000 CHF