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Lot# 6371 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 6371 Victoria

    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (Jan 5): Half-Length 2 d. lilac-mauve, Stone A, position 30, a wonderful corner marginal example from the lower right of the original pane of 30, huge margins and imperceptibly touched at upper left, used on 1850 OHMS cover to the Superintendent of Port Phillip, tied by fine strike of "39" Butterfly handstamp of Williamstown in black. Reverse with 'Williamstown / Crown / Port Phillip' datestamp of despatch (Sept 6) and Melbourne arrival of the following day. Exceptional and extremely rare, a delightful cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Charles Lathrop Pack, Harmers, New York, 16-18 Feb 1945, lot 996.rn                   Collection J. R. W. Purves, Sale III, RL, Zurich, 13 May 1981, lot 656.

    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000 CHF