Lot# 3203 - Auction 227-233
1861 (July): 2 d. blue, wmk. Small Star, clean-cut perf. 14 at Somerset House, the remarkable re-joined vertical pair with bold 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. Peter Jaffe's handbook records just four of the probable six examples sent, one of which is housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A wonderful and choice pair, perforations trimmed at right. Exceptional and of great rarity for the advanced Exhibitor and philatelic connoisseur Gi = £ 19'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection General Robert Gill, Baltimore, 1957.rn Collection John Gartner, Melbourne, 1978.rn Collection Noel Turner, 1989.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 11,500 CHF
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