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Lot# 6246 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 6246 South Australia

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    Second Rouletted Issue 1860/69: 'Ten Pence' in black on 9 d. yellow, wmk. Large Star, rouletted, variety 'Surcharge Inverted at Top', the unique example used on 1869 cover with imprinted 'Overland via Marseilles' in red, mailed to London tied by 'Adelaide' datestamps (Oct 13) in black. Reverse with partial London arrival cds. the envelope with minor wrinkles but a wonderful and outstandingly rare cover, one of the true gems of South Australian philately. Cert. RPSL (1968) Gi = £ 7'000 off cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Colonel Napier.rn                   Collection John Boker, Harmers, London, 14 April 1981, lot 58.rn 
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 25,000 CHF