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    SPECIMEN STAMPS OF THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, PERKINS BACON ISSUES

    Lot 509
    Estimate: $12,000 Realised Price : $12,000

    1861 Wmk Swan Very Rough Perf 14-16 1/- Deep Green with portion of "Rowland Hill" ‘CANCELLED’, perfs cut away on three sides. Cat £11000. Ex Jaffé

    Six examples were prepared at the request of Ormond Hill in 1861, and presented to colleagues, including his uncle, Rowland Hill. Four examples of the 1/- have been recorded of which this is the lower example from a vertical pair; another example is in the Royal Philatelic Collection

     

    Lot 510
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $1,300

    1861 Wmk Swan imperforate plate proof 4d rose with manuscript ‘Specimen’, touched at base otherwise fine and rare

     

    Lot 511
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $1,100

    1861 Wmk Swan imperforate plate proof 6d blackish-lilac with manuscript ‘Specimen’, just touched at top left otherwise fine and rare

     

    Lot 512
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $800

    1861 Wmk Swan Perf 14 at Somerset House 2d Blue and 1/- Yellow-Green optd Samuel Type GB6. Both with small thins and each with a small hole curt in the stamps, apparently officially, 1/- with adhesions on reverse from previous affixing. Very rare despite faults

    The Type GB6 overprint was normally used at Somerset House on British stamps. The 1/- with Somerset House perforation is a proof that was never issued

     

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