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Lot# 3380 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 3380 Tasmania

    First Issue on thin hard white paper 1853 (Nov 1): 1 d. pale blue, a very fine used example of good colour, ample to large margins all round, used on small 1855 envelope addressed locally, tied by "60" numeral obliterator of Launceston in black. Circular 'PRE-PAID / 10.O'CLOCK' datestamp in red at left (June 21, with year date showing '55' inverted). Seal removed from reverse and a couple of minor spike holes (addressed to the Australian Bank) but a fine and very rare Town Post cover. Signed H. Köhler, Friedl.
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,800 CHF