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Lot# 3573 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 3573 Victoria

    Woodblock Issue 1857 (Aug-Sept): 2 s. bluish-green on yellow, rouletted 7-7½ on three sides by GPO clerks in Melbourne, a single example used on 1858 cover from Melbourne to London endorsed 'Overland, By the European' at top, tied by circular "1" numeral obliterator of Melbourne. Reverse with Melbourne despatch cds (May 15) in black and obverse with 'London / Paid' cds in red at right (July 19). The cover with some creasing which has been ironed and closed opening tears at top, nevertheless an extremely rare stamp on letter with just three or four recorded usages.rnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, RL, London, 9 Sept 1981, lot 161; Collection Rod Perry, DF, Zurich, 16-21 Nov 1987, lot 20298.rn 
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF