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Auction: 239 - Lot number: 1592 << Previous   Next >>

Category: NEW SOUTH WALES

Description: 1888-89 Centennial of New South Wales Watermark 'NSW' 2d blue SG 260 upper-left corner block of 12 (6x2) with the Watermark Inverted and 'POSTAGE - TWO PENCE' Imprint at the top, the first and seventh units Imperforate at Left and both additionally with No Watermark, the first unit with some split/reinforced perfs otherwise virtually full o.g. with most units being unmounted, Cat 1320++. An unusually large multiple of this underrated stamp and an exceptional specialist piece. [Gibbons state that the shade is 'Prussian' blue; this is inaccurate. Gibbons also don't mention the No Watermark error, caused by the watermark being spaced for the significantly larger revenue stamps]

Listed in: AUSTRALIAN COLONIES General , NEW SOUTH WALES , AUSTRALIA , Fauna - birds , Varieties , Imprints & Plate Numbers

Estimate: AUD$ 1500.00

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Item was sold for: $1,150.00