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Lot# 3517 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 3517 Victoria

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    Lithographed by Thomas Ham 1850 (May): Half-Length 2 d. red-lilac, Fourth State, Sixth printing, positions 12, used with 1850 2 d. grey-lilac, Third printing, position 6 and top marginal horizontal pair of 3 d. bright blue, First printing, positions 2-3, all tied to 1850 cover to Launceston, Tasmania by "4" Butterfly handstamps of Broken River in black. The addressee's name re-written and reverse with 'Broken River / Crown / Port Phillip' despatch (Sept 25), Melbourne transit (Sept 26) and Launceston arrival cds (Oct 10) in black. Rated '8' (pence) for double the Ship Letter rate, the letter mentions "I send you enclosed the returns for August....". Despite imperfections a rare and most unusual cover.rnOpinion Robson Lowe (1985).
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800 CHF