Lot# 62 - Auction 250-256
1860/79: Lot one stamp unused, essays and proofs incl. 1860/61 1 d. carmine-rose, wmk. Small Star, clean-cut perf. 14 at Somerset House, a fine unused example without gum; 1860 Perkins Bacon Plate Proof of the 2 d. value, engraved in black on thick paper, a block of four from top of sheet and a corner block of six from upper left of sheet; Lithographed on thick paper 1866/67 4 d. lilac, Second Transfer, no wmk., perf. 13, a fine unused block of four of excellent depth of colour, each stamp overprinted SPECIMEN diagonally in black; 1879 Essay by William Bell, imperforate on white wove paper watermarked Crown over Q, with "Q" of "Queensland" no longer reversed, overprinted SPECIMEN diagonally in blue; and Stamp Duty 1878/79 Proof of the 1 d. value printed in violet & dull lilac, engraved by William Bell, a scarce horizontal pair Imperforate on thick card paper.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 400 CHF
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