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Lot# 6540 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 6540 Western Australia

    Lake Lefroy Goldfield Bicycle Service 1897 (April): Lithographed at the 'Coolgardie Miner & Pioneer' Printing Office, Lake Lefroy Goldfield 6 d. rose red on yellowish buff paper with green reverse, perf. 12, a fine unused example, marginal at top with minor splitting. A rare Local issue in much above average quality.rnrnNote: The service ran from Lake Lefroy to Coolgardie, a distance of 45 miles, Kalgoorlie and other local Goldfield camps. It was finally closed down in June 1897 when the Government mailcoach service commenced to Red Hill. The stamps were printed by the photo-zinc process in sheetlets of four stamps arranged vertically tête-bêche.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000 CHF