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Lot# 1471 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 1471 New South Wales

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    1856/60: 3 d. dull green, a horizontal pair with large margins all round and portions of adjoining stamps at top and lower right, error of watermark "2" instead of "3", of excellent fresh colour and lightly cancelled by NSW / Sydney duplex in black (May 4, 1859). Tiny horizontal scissor cut in lower margin only well clear of the design and not affecting the splendid appearance. Believed to be the sole recorded multiple of this extremely rare stamp, in the foremost quality for the error. Unique. Cert. BPA (2013) Gi = £ 7'500+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Julian Beresford, March 1954.rn                   Collection Guy Hutson, Spink, Feb 2013, lot 307.
    Starting bid : 12,000 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold