|Stamps - Errors|
|Realisation Price||3,800.00 AUD|
Abacus Auctions / Public Auction 140 - Friday 17th October 2008 (3PM AEST) - 17/10/2008 / COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Decimal Issues / Lot 198
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Decimal Issues - 1982 Queen's Birthday as the issued 27c but denominated 24c BW #949E(1), unmounted, Cat $5000 (2002). ÞÞThis was the first issue at the new 27c rate. The rate increase was notified to the printers after the initial print-run had been completed. Virtually the entire printing had to be destroyed. The only examples recorded are two singles and a block of 4 that were sold for an average of $4069 at our auction of 9/3/2002, resulting in the ACSC entry later that year. This stamp is from the original find and, to the best of our knowledge, no further examples have come to light.