|Realisation Price||15,000.00 AUD|
Prestige Philately: Public Auction 149 - Tuesday 28th July 2009 (4PM AEST): 1929-30 'AIR MAIL' Overprints (SG 112-114d): Lot 2200: ASH PRINTING: 3d black & blue-green marginal vertical strip of 8 from the right of the sheet, the third & fourth units with Overprint Inverted resulting in two tête bêche pairs SG 114d, well centred, unmounted, Cat £14,000+ (mounted). Ex Blair (private sale). Photocopy of BPA Certificate (1989) for the entire sheet. One of the great Papuan errors. One impression of the overprint forme of 10 (5x2) was applied upside-down. Although containing ten tête bêche pairs , the sheet was divided into only three pieces, left & right-hand strips of 8, and a central block of 24 (3x8) which included six of the tête bêche pairs , and which was acquired by Tim Rybak: sold for $94,875 (2008), an Australian record for any Papuan item at auction.