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    SPECIMEN STAMPS OF THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, TASMANIA, PLATYPUS ISSUE

    Lot 247
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $260

    1886 Wmk TAS (Type II) Perf 14 1d Slate, 3d Red-Brown, 6d Lilac and 1/- Carmine (2) optd SPECIMEN Type 1 (17 x 2mm), 1d with small tone spot and one 1/- with some ragged perfs, part o.g. A scarce group (5)

    The Platypus issue, first issued as duty stamps in 1880, were authorised for postal use from 1 November 1882. A small quantity was overprinted SPECIMEN in 1886 for exchange purposes

     

    Lot 248
    Estimate: $175 Realised Price : $230

    1889(?) Wmk TAS (Type II) Perf 14 1d Slate, 3d Red-Brown (2), 6d Lilac and 1/- Carmine (2) optd SPECIMEN Type 2 (17 x 2mm) vertically, 1d thinned and 6d with diagonal crease, part o.g. One 3d shows broken ‘C’ in ‘SPECIMEN’, a constant variety (6)

     

    Lot 249
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $440

    1889(?) Wmk TAS (Type II) Perf 14 3d Red-Brown blocks of 4 (2, showing Plate No. 1 and Current No. 8), and 1/- Carmine blocks of 4 (2) from top right and lower left corners showing Current No. 8, all optd SPECIMEN Type 2 (17 x 2mm) vertically. Both 3d blocks with diagonal creases, and plate no. block with some spots on face in selvedg. Scarce multiples with full o.g. (16)

     

    Lot 250
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $135

    1901 Reprint on Thin Gummed Card Perf 11˝ 1d Deep Blue (5, including a Plate 1 block of 4), and 6d Pale Mauve blocks of 4 (2) with Plate No. 1 and Current No. 8, optd ‘REPRINT’ (17 x 2˝mm), fine and large part o.g. (13)

    These two values had become obsolete and were specially reprinted for inclusion in Federal Parliamentary sets

     

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