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Lot# 3299 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 3299 South Australia

    Adelaide printing from Perkins Bacon Plates 1856/58: 2 d. red, wmk. Large Star, imperforate, a fine used example with grazed to large margins all round with portions of adjoining stamps at top and at base, used on 1858 cover to Dry Creek tied by PAID / ADELAIDE S.A. datestamp (Sept 29) in blue-green. Reverse with 'Dry Creek' arrival cds and obverse with manuscript "Opened by Mr. John Hill of Dry Creek - not for him" and held at the P.O. for one month with UNCLAIMED straight line, GRAND JUNCTION / S.A. cds (Oct 29) and oval ADVERTISED UNCLAIMED / ADELAIDE all in black (Oct 31). A scarce and most unusual cover.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 440 CHF