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Lot# 6384 - Auction 257-264

  • Lot# : 6384 New Hebrides

    The Australian New Hebrides Company 1897 (March 17): Lithographed by John Sands & Co. of Sydney, paper by Wiggins Teape of London, gummed by hand in Sydney, the complete sheets of 120 (10 x 12) of the 1 d. magenta-pink & black and the 2 d. chestnut & blue, rouletted 8½, with full sheet margins and imprints reading "Australasian New Hebrides Company Limited. Inter-Island Postage." and prices per label, per row of 12 and per sheet. The 1 d. with some negligible splitting and slight stains in lower margin only, the 2 d. with similar marginal stains at base, otherwise fine and extremely rare, just 2'000 sheets of the 1 d. value and 1'000 of the 2 d. are believed to have been printed - these being the sole set of complete sheets recorded.rnProvenance: Collection Stan Jersey.rn 
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold