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Lot# 6478 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 6478 Western Australia

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    1854 (Aug 1): Proof for the 1 s. value in black on cream wove paper, margins fine on three sides and just missing the design at left, with reverse showing complete shifted offset of the Swan 4 d. value (which is from position 37 of the intermediate Stone of 60 and thus the position of the Inverted Frame variety - note WESTERN and WESTERN side by side). Despite the imperfection, a very rare Proof of great historical interest - this was the decisive Proof that ascertained the "Centre Inverted" was, in actuality an "Inverted Frame" variety. See 'Western Australia' by the WA Study Group, pages 46-47. A rare and most apealing item. Cert. BPA (1987).rnrnProvenance: Collection John Gartner, RL, Geneva, 26 April 1979, lot 208.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200 CHF