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Lot# 6582 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 6582 Australia

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    Third Watermark 1917 (Sept): 2½ d. indigo, Die II, Plate II, a fine used example showing the major variety "Missing "1" in ½", well centred and cancelled lightly leaving the variety clear. The variety was caused by a quickly corrected ink clog. An exceptional rarity of Australian Commonwealth philately and in sublime condition. Just 12 used examples are recorded (three are perforated for Official use), of which one is housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Cert. Brandon (2004) Gi = £ 35'000/BW 11(2)i.rnrnProvenance: Collection Martin West, Grosvenor, London, 4 Oct 2012, lot 173.rn 
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 12,000 CHF