|Realisation Price||1,150.00 AUD|
Prestige Philately: Public Auction 178 - Friday 22nd February 2013 (4PM AEST): 1861 Printed by Perkins Bacon: Lot 123: PERF 14 AT SOMERSET HOUSE: 1d rose (very fine with large-part o.g.), 2d blue (pulled perf at left) & 1/- (central defect) each with sans serif 'SPECIMEN' handstamp ( Samuel #GB6) . Very rare. The 2d & 1/- are Ex Bill McCredie , where the 1/- was noted as a proof that was not issued.ÞÞIt was also suggested in the McCredie catalogue that the obvious faults affecting the 2d & 1/- were inflicted "apparently officially". This statement lacks credibility & is refuted by the very fine condition of the 1d.