Lot# 6503 - Auction 218-221
Lot# : 6503 Western Australia
1859: 6 d.grey-black, a fine used example with large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at top, with Transfer Flaw showing break in outer frame at NW corner, used on 1860 cover with imprinted "Via Southampton" at left, cancelled by "8" numeral obliterator of Freemantle in black. 'Freemantle / Western Australia' cds at left (Nov 24). Northallerton arrival cds (Jan 19, 1861) on reverse. The stamp lifted for checking and hinged back into place with inconsequential inclusion at upper right; nevertheless a charming and extremely rare cover. Signed Bühler.rnrnNote: Carried from King George's Sound (Dec 2) to Galle, Ceylon by the newly launched P&O Steamer 'Salsette', from Galle to Suez per 'Malta' and from Alexandria by the 'Indus'.rnrnProvenance: Collection John Boker, Harmers, London, 14 April 1981, lot 226.
THE FRAME-BREAK IS IN THE N.E. CORNER, NOT THE N.W. CORNER.Starting bid : 1,000 CHFHammer price : 2,000 CHF