1867-81 V/Crown 5/- blue & carmine Type I SG 140a vertical pair [10/15] both with tiny traces in blue at the lower-right corners of the nails used to ensure correct registration of the second (red) colour, remarkably well centred, Melbourne duplex. An important specialist piece. Ex Purves (with a copy of the illustration used in a 1956 article by him) & Holness.
Auction Category: VICTORIA - 1863-74 Laureates
Early Imperforate Stamps , Varieties , AUSTRALIA , AUSTRALIAN COLONIES General , VICTORIA