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Lot# 3632 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 3632 Victoria

    Murray (River) Steam Navigation Company 1869: Lithographed Local issue, ½ d. black (Half Penny), 1 d. red, 2 d. blue and 3 d. green, all perf. 14, an unused set of four in much above average condition, all with part og. with just the 1 d. value unused. A very scarce and elusive set.rnrnNote: The Company was founded in circa 1866 and was in operation on the Murray and Darling Rivers until circa 1873. The set was printed by Messrs. H. P. Niven & Co. of Ballarat, the sole recorded cover (bearing a 3 d. value) ex the Jacques Grasset / Emile Antonini collection, was sold by Corinphila in October 1992 for 13'000 chf.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF