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Lot# : 1129 South AustraliaSouth Australia 1855 (Oct): London printing 1 d. dark green, wmk. large star imperforate, a wonderful used example of excellent colour with large even margins on all sides, lightly cancelled by '55' numeral obliterator of Strathalbyn. Exceptional quality in all respects, an exquisite stamp for the connoisseur. Signed Saatchi. Cert. BPA (1997) Gi = £ 475.Starting bid : 1,000 CHFHammer price : not sold
Lot# : 1130 South Australia1855: 2 d. rose-carmine, afine horizontal strip of three with close to very large margins all round and in a rich shade used on 1855 cover to the Kingdom of Hannover endorsed 'By the Marco Polo' at upper left (left Melbourne July 22), the adhesives neatly tied by Adelaide roller cancellation in black with PAID / ADELAIDE S.A. datestamp in red at left (July 13). Prepaid to England at 6 d. rate, the cover was received with fine AUSTRALIAN PACKET / PAID / LIVERPOOL datestamp in red (Oct 20) struck in red, with London transit cds alongside (Oct 22) in orange-red. Reverse with 'England Per Aachen' transit in red (23/10) and framed Neustadt arrival (Oct 24) in blue where charged due with '7' in blue ink (Prussian silbergroschen) and '5 2/3' in blue ink (guttegroschen) to be collected upon receipt. A wonderful and extremely rare cover. Cert. RPS (2010).
Note: First issue covers to destinations other then Great Britain number just 7: one to Italy, one to the Cape of Good Hope, another to Java and four to the German States.
Starting bid : 6,000 CHFHammer price : 6,000 CHF
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