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Lot# 3323 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 3323 South Australia

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    1868/79: 3-PENCE on 4 d. Prussian blue, perf. 11½-12, used on the famous 1871 cover to London endorsed 'via Brindisi' with 1870/73 6 d. bright Prussian blue, tied by 'Port Augusta' datestamps (Oct 5) in black. Reverse with 'P-O / Railway' cds (Oct 7) and 'GPO Adelaide' transit cds (Oct 7). The envelope with insignificant tears at top away from the adhesives. Wonderful and of great rarity - the sole recorded usage of the overprinted 3 d. on 4 d. Prussian Blue on letter. Cert. RPS (1958).rnrnProvenance: Collection Julius Beresford, RL, London, 5 Feb 1958, lot 436.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 8,500 CHF