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Lot# 6248 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 6248 South Australia

    Second Rouletted Issue 1860/69: Plate Proof for the 2 s. value in dull claret / mauve, imperforate on thick white wove paper, fresh and very fine. Very scarce in this colour - it is interesting to note that the Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia catalogued the 4 d Plate Proof in black at £ 1, the 2 s. in black at £ 3 each and the mauve example offered here at £ 10. This example is believed to be the sole such outside the Royal Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 350 CHF