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Auction: 167 - Lot number: 823 << Previous   Next >>

Category: NORFOLK ISLAND - Van Diemen's Land Administration 1844-1856

Description: 1854 (c.) Courier 4d bright red-orange SG 5 (margins close to large, creased) with largely very fine strike of the very scarce Barred Numeral '72' allocated to Norfolk Island. A key item for any Norfolk Island collection or a "social philately" collection of the convict era. [Collas & Breckon state at page 13 "...Norfolk Island received its first supply of Van Diemen's Land stamps late in July or in August 1854...The last of the convicts and the military establishment were removed from Norfolk Island in May 1855, leaving it uninhabited, except for caretakers, so the maximum practicable period...Van Diemen's Land stamps could have been used was not greater than ten months". A fine strike on fine 4d sold for $4140 at our auction of 7/2/2009]

Listed in: TASMANIA , Postal History , Convict Mail , NORFOLK ISLAND , AUSTRALIA , landscape - Islands , postmarks - Numerals , Early Imperforate Stamps

Estimate: AUD$ 2000.00

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Quality: B A2 Get Help on this Item


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Item was sold for: $2,300.00