Lot# 3615 - Auction 227-233
1885/1895: Error of Colour, 4 d. lilac instead of magenta, the famous fine unused horizontal pair of this rare stamp, issued in error during December 1886, of excellent colour, well centred and with large part og. Trivial imperfections of no significance, an exceptional pair of great rarity, there being but 9 recorded unused examples - this pair being the finest of the two recorded pairs of this error and, indeed, the only horizontal one. A great rarity of Australian philately with what could be termed the perfect 'Victoria' provenance Gi = £ 15'000+.rnrnProvenance: Collection David H. Hill.rn Collection Charles Lathrop Pack, Harmers, New York, March 11-13 1947, lot 1431.rn Collection J. R. W. Purves, RL, Zuricch, 27 Nov 1980, lot 2182.rn Collection Rod Perry, DF, Zurich, 16-21 Nov 1987, lot 20427.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 13,500 CHF
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