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lot # 10617 - brit. colonies Australia

Tuesday Nov 29, 2022 09:00 Europe/Zurich

1929: Western Australia Centenary 1½ d. dull scarlet, no wmk., perf. 11, the famous horizontal pair, sheet marginal at base and showing part of the "ASH" imprint, variety "Imperforate between Stamp and Margin", fresh and extremely fine, large part og. Just one strip of six of this variety was found in 1964, these are now in two pairs (one offered here) and two single examples. Illustrated in Brusden White on page 5/17. A wonderful and outstanding pair of the utmost rarity BW 138b = $ 40'000.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Leslie Abramovich (1972); P. J. Downie, Melbourne, 29 Feb 1972, lot 71; P. J. Downie, Melbourne, 25 Sept 1973, lot 83; Collection James B. Williamson, Sotheby's, London, 18 Sept 1981, lot 379; Spink, London, 14 Dec 2004, lot 117; Collection Arthur Gray, Mossgreen, Melbloure, 30 Oct 2015, lot 405.

Michel Catalogue 297: Australia - The DUBOIS Collection (part I)

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