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AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, 1850-59 HALF-LENGTHS, ORIGINAL STATE OF DIES
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|Estimate: $3,000T ||Realised Price : $2,300|
1d Dull Chocolate-Brown, SG 1b, clear margins three sides, Butterfly '15' (Geelong), 'pin-hole speck' mentioned for accuracy otherwise an extraordinary example
|Estimate: $1,000 ||Realised Price : $950|
2d Lilac-Mauve, SG 2, unusually large-margined for this, probably from base of sheet, lightly cancelled in blue. Cert states 'tiny pinhole caused by impact of Butterfly obliterator'
2d Brown-Lilac, SG 3, large-margined except where touched at top left, greenish black Butterfly '1'
|Estimate: $500 ||Realised Price : $420|
2d Grey-Lilac (Stone B printing), SG 3a, margins except where touched upper left
|Estimate: $1,500 ||Realised Price : $1,150|
3d Blue, SG 4a, full-margined pair, left unit showing prominent secondary flaw in upper panel, neatly cancelled Butterfly '1' (Melbourne). Ex Perry