|Realisation Price||2,300.00 AUD|
Prestige Philately: Public Auction 174 - Friday 29th June 2012 (2PM AEST): 1901 Without 'POSTAGE' (SG 376-383): Lot 481: FIVE SHILLINGS: 5/- pale red & deep blue BW #V8 (SG 383) marginal block of 40 [26-30/96-100] with margins at right and base, most units well centred, a few minor blemishes on the reverse, no gum, Cat $3200+ (£2000+). The largest multiple recorded: together with the previous lot, the two blocks comprised the entire right-half of a sheet. The combined face value of £12/10/- (!) is the highest recorded for any Victorian item.