|Stamps - Postal History|
|Realisation Price||800.00 AUD|
Abacus Auctions / Public Auction 135 - Saturday 26th April 2008 (1PM AEST) - 26/04/2008 / PAPUA - Postal History / Lot 376
PAPUA - Postal History - 1906 overweight long commercial cover to Scotland with BNG 2½d tied by Port Moresby cds, very fine strike of the extremely rare boxed 'DEFICIENT POSTAGE/FINE ("5d")' handstamp ( Lee #103A; rated G) but obliterated - probably at Brisbane (b/s) - because it was intended for use on internal/Australian mail only, light but fine strike of the '15/CTMS/T' h/s applied & overstruck at London with '3D/I.S./M.' h/s, vertical fold at left & some minor soiling. A rare cover. Ex Ray Kelly.