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Lot# 6432 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 6432 Victoria

    Recess by Perkins Bacon 1858: 'Queen on Throne' 6 d. blue, wmk. Star, rouletted 5½-6½, a single example used on 1859 registered cover to Locarno, Switzerland with horizontal pair of 1859 1 s. pale blue, perf. 12, the 6 d. folded over top of cover, all tied by "13" numeral obliterators with, on reverse, 'Daylesford / Victoria' despatch datestamp July 12) in black. Thence via Melbourne and London with red transits (Sept 19) and manuscript '2/-' accountancy credit applied in red ink. CHARGÉ in black on front and Paris 'Bureau Centrale' cds in red, Basel transit and Locarno (Sept 23) arrival on reverse. Some aging but scarce, #100 in the Palmer 'Pre-UPU Destination Mail census.rnrnProvenance: Heinrich Köhler, sale 238, 8-12 Feb 1983, lot 1399.rn 
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF