|Estimate: $400 ||Realised Price : $575|
1899 ˝d Green QV, 2˝d Prussian Blue Record Reign and 6d Orange Centennial pairs c.t.o. with ‘N.S.W.’ in concentric ovals, and additional ‘ULTRAMAR’ handstamp in blue, large part o.g.
Between 1895 and 1910 U.P.U. specimen stamps sent to Lisbon for distribution to Portuguese Colonies were further handstamped ‘ULTRAMAR’ prior to despatch. These three stamps, distributed to the U.P.U. in April 1899 were the only New South Wales stamps cancelled-to-order before distribution