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Lot# 3005 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 3005 New South Wales

    1850: 1 d. carmine-lake, a horizontal used pair, Plate I, positions 4-5, close but clear at upper left otherwise with huge margins all round, cancelled by watery but bold strikes of "89" obliterator of Kempsey. An attractive multiple Gi = £ 1000+.rnrnNote: The ink for the numeral obliterators was frequently lacking in the linseed oil ingredient. These 'water strikes' are nowadays scarce, largely due to forgers realising that the 'water strikes' would wash off more easily to form an unused stamp.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF