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    SPECIMEN STAMPS OF THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, NEW SOUTH WALES, U.P.U. RECEIVING AUTHORITY HANDSTAMPS

    Lot 53
    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

     

    Lot 54
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $440

    1902 2/6d Green Lyrebird optd Type 15, with additional ‘ULTRAMAR’ handstamp in violet, affixed to portion of ledger sheet

    The Type 15 ‘SPECIMEN’ overprint was used only for the 2/6d Lyrebird for U.P.U. distribution

     

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