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Lot# 3715 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 3715 Western Australia

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    Lake Lefroy Goldfield Bicycle Service 1897 (April): Lithographed at the 'Coolgardie Miner & Pioneer' Printing Office, Lake Lefroy Goldfield 6 d. rose-red on paper with green reverse, perf. 12, a fine unused example with minor thin spots not affecting the appearance. A rare Local issue in much above average quality: this example was acquired from the decendants of a Canadian prospector in 2012, having remained with the family for 116 years. Cert. Ceremuga (2012).rnrnNote: The service ran from Lake Lefroy to Coolgardie, a distance of 45 miles, Kalgoorlie and other local Goldfield camps. It was finally closed down in June 1897 when the Government mailcoach service commenced to Red Hill. The stamps were printed by the photo-zinc process in sheetlets of four stamps arranged vertically tête-bêche.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF