|Stamps - Postal History|
|Realisation Price||3,500.00 GBP|
Spink UK / The 'Lionheart' Collection of Great Britain and British Empire - Part XIII - 22/09/2020 / Tasmania / Lot 797
Tasmania 1855 1d. carmine neatly cancelled by two part strikes of the 'cancelled' obliterator, close to large margins and fresh bright colour. Very rare being one of only six examples handstamped for the Hill family, this stamp being position 3. B.P.A. Certificate (1979). S.G. 14, £12,000 Note: In August 1861 the printers, Perkins, Bacon & Co., provided six examples of each stamp in their possession to Ormond Hill (eldest son of Rowland Hill) for members of his family. These fascinating stamps and the story behind their appearance, have been fully described by Peter Jaffé in his book "cancelled" by Perkins Bacon. provenance: Burrus, November 1962 Dr. Conrad Latto, May 1995 Peter Jaffé, November 2006 Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.