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Lot# 3234 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 3234 Queensland

    1868/78: 2 d. pale blue, wmk. Crown over Q, Plate I, perf. 12½ x 13, a fine used horizontal pair, of excellent appearance, good colour, cancelled by "108" numeral obliterator Nanango in black, extremely rare: the cancellation leaving the Posiition 10 and 11 Plate variety (Horizontal Line in SE and SW corners repectively) clear, not seen by Basset Hull but on page 129 he remarks "The Line variety should also be found on Plate I printings of Crown Q paper...". Charming and scarce and possibly the sole example recorded to date on the compound perforation Gi = £ 700+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Leslie Digby Nelson, Grosvenor, London, 4 Oct 2012, lot 87.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF