1884-96 Large Stamp Duty 10/- grey-green & £2 blue pair - a very rare multiple - plus Naish 4d all tied to piece by 'REGISTERED/AP6/98/MELBOURNE' cds, red registration line erased from the first £2. An extremely rare & significant item that proves postal usage of the £2.
It must be stressed that Gibbons prices for all values above 5/- are for CTO examples and that not a single genuine postally used example of the £1/5/-, £1/10/-, 35/-, nor any value above £2 has been recorded. A postally used £2 single sold at our auction of 28.11.2016 for $504.
Auction Category: 1884-1900 THE POSTAGE AND REVENUE PERIOD
parcel post , Registered Mail & Registration Labels , Revenues , Postal Fiscals