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Lot# 553 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 553 New Zealand

    1864/71: 3 d. deep mauve, two examples, variety Imperforate, each with large margins all round and right hand stamp showing portions of adjoining stamps at top and at right, used on 1867 cover from Christchurch to Newbridge, Victoria, Australia tied by bold strikes of "C" obliterators on black with Christchurch despatch cds below (Dec 13) in black. Readdressed on arrival to Melbourne with datestamps in blue (Dec 30) and Jan 1, 1868. Tiny cover tear at top but a charming and extremely scarce franking.
    Starting bid : 700 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF