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Lot# 3374 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 3374 South Australia

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    Official 1891 (Aug): 5 s. pale rose, overprinted "O.S." in block type in black (with large wide letters and round 'O'), made from the 'Postal Stationery' overprint typeface; wmk. Crown / narrow SA, perf. 10, a used example cancelled by 'Parcel P.O. Adelaide' cds in black (1891, probably August). Minor wrinkles on partially remaining gum on reverse. Just 20 examples are believed to have been overprinted: two were recorded in the Robson Lowe Encyclopædia (page 146), there are now just four examples known. An extraordinary rarity. Cert. Ceremuga (2018).rnrnNote: Priced in RL Encyclopædia at £ 30 (RL 101), the same as for SG O87, currently catalogued at £ 6'000.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900 CHF