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    1864/79: Error of Colour Swan 2 d. mauve instead of yellow, wmk. Crown CC sideways, perf. 12½, an unused example of good colour, fresh appearance, large part og. A fine example of an exceptionally rare stamp. Cert. BPA (2021) Gi = £ 22'000.rnNote: This stamp was first recorded in the 'Philatelic Record' of March 1879. The error emanated from the Post Office in Albany whose Postmaster had sold a sheet of 60 stamps to Stanley Gibbons in London and apologised for the stamp being in the colour of the 6 d. value.
    Starting bid : 7,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,500 CHF

    Lot# : 335 Western Australia

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    1864/79: Swan 4 d. carmine, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, an unused example variety "Doubly Printed", affecting the whole design but especially prominent at top in the POSTAGE label and the Swan vignette, of fresh bright colour, part og. An immensely rare stamp with just 9 examples in private hands, two of which are defective: this example believed to be the finest of the seven. Outstanding and spectacular. Cert. BPA (2007) Gi = £ 30'000.rnProvenance: Collection T.A. Hall, Oct 1964; Collection John Gartner, RL, Zurich, 26 April 1979, lot 409; Collection "Austin" (John DuPont), SG, London, 9 May 1985; Collection Lord Vestey, Spink, London, May 2015, lot 360.
    Starting bid : 15,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 15,000 CHF

    Lot# : 336 Western Australia

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    1874 (Dec 10): ONE PENNY surcharged in green on Swan 2 d. yellow, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, variety "Triple Surcharge", a fine lightly used example cancelled by numeral '20' obliterator of Geraldton leaving the variety clear. Unknown unused, just eleven examples of this stamp recorded in private hands. Exceptional and very rare. Cert. RPSV (2005) Gi = £ 7'500.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Cecil Walkely, Prestige, Melbourne, 14 April 2005.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF
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