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Lot# 20033 - Auction 298-307

  • Lot# : 20033 New South Wales

    1853 (May): Laureated 8 d. dull yellow, 2 d. blue on blued and 1 d. brick-red on bluish paper, used examples each with large margins all round, on 1853 cover to Stokesley, Yorkshire endorsed "p. Helen Baird" and "Postage Paid thro", tied by Sydney barred obliterators in black (rated 3 d. for outgoing Ship Letter and 8 d. for British incoming Ship Letter). Reverse with "Sydney / ♚ / N.S.W." despatch cds (Sept 24) and London cds (Jan 22, 1854) where '8d.' noted as prepaid in red manuscript. A truly wonderful three colour franking for a seldom encountered rate, an important and attractive cover in wonderful quality for the connoisseur. Cert. BPA (1967).rnProvenance: Collection "Manwood", Siegel, New York, 8 Nov 1995, lot 4451; Spink, London, 6 May 1998, lot 584; Prestige, Melbourne, 27 Aug 2005, lot 364.rnNote: Prepayment of the British incoming Ship fee of 8d. was only possible from January 1, 1853.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000 CHF