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Lot# 6684 - Auction 309-320

  • Lot# : 6684 Australia

    1862/1865, New South Wales, 1 d. dull red, plate II, perf. 14, printed at Somerset House London, interpanneau block of eighteen, unused, original gum, fresh printing, beautiful colour, exhibiting the characteristic Somerset House Wing margin to right, with inscription "POSTAGE ONE PENNY" below and above top strip and bottom block, has been folded between these, gum rubbed in the left margin, otherwise very fine, a remarkable example, believed to be unqiue with the horizontal gutter intact, which should have been guillotined to separate the panes. Additionally come with two album pages, one with the 1 d. and 2 d. Specimen mounted on piece from 1866 De La Rue sample book and a page with other Australian States early stamps. SG187 = £4500++ as singles.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold