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Lot# 3201 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 3201 Queensland

    1861 (Jan): REGISTERED (6 d.) olive-yellow, wmk. Small Star, clean-cut perf. 14 at Somerset House, the remarkable used example with bold part strikes of the Perkins Bacon "CANCELLED" obliterator in black, applied by favour of Perkins Bacon upon the request, in April 1861 by Ormond Hill who required copies of stamps, other than those of Great Britain for his collection. Perkins Bacon sent, in September 1861, six examples of each stamp held in stock, to Mr. Pearson Hill and asked him to forward four of the examples to Ormond Hill. The resulting fracas led to the termination of some of Perkins Bacon's Colonial contracts. A wonderful and choice example, perforations trimmed at right. Illustrated on page 56 in Peter Jaffe's handbook, just three of the six examples sent are recorded, one of which is housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Exceptional and of great rarity for the advanced Exhibitor and philatelic connoisseur Gi = £ 10'000.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,000 CHF