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Lot# 6152 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 6152 Queensland

    1861 (July): 1 d. carmine-rose, wmk. Small Star, clean-cut perf. 14 at Somerset House, the remarkable re-joined vertical pair sharing bold strike of the Perkins Bacon "CANCELLED" obliterator in black, applied by favour of Perkins Bacon upon the request, in April 1861 by Ormond Hill who required copies of stamps, other than those of Great Britain for his collection. Perkins Bacon sent, in September 1861, six examples of each stamp held in stock, to Mr. Pearson Hill and asked him to forward four of the examples to Ormond Hill. The resulting fracas led to the termination of some of Perkins Bacon's Colonial contracts. A wonderful and choice pair, the upper stamp with tiny manuscript stain on top stamp, lower stamp with somewhat clipped perfs. but showing the Plate error, position 72 on the sheet, with "N" and "S" of QUEENSLAND joined. Exceptional and of great rarity for the advanced Exhibitor and philatelic connoisseur Gi = £ 19'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection E. H. Collins, 1928.rn                   Tommy Allen.rn                   Collection General Robert Gill, Baltimore, 1957.rn                   Collection John Gartner, Melbourne, 1978.rn                   Collection Noel Turner, 1989.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 7,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,500 CHF