|Stamps - Postal History|
|Realisation Price||4,500.00 GBP|
Spink UK / The Dubois British Commonwealth Collection of Stamps and Covers - 19/03/2020 / Ceylon / Lot 255
Ceylon 1861 (Aug.) The "Cancelled" Obliterator 1/- slate-violet, clean-cut perforation, neatly handstamped with part strike of the "cancelled" obliterator in 1861, perfs. cut off at foot otherwise fine. This stamp is position 3 in the block of six. Extremely rare , only one other example is recorded which is in the Royal Philatelic Collection. S.G. 26, £11,000 Note: In August 1861 the printers, Perkins, Bacon & Co., provided six examples of each stamp in their possession to Ormond Hill (eldest son of Rowland Hill) for members of his family. These fascinating stamps and the story behind their appearance, have been fully described by Peter Jaffé in his book "cancelled" by Perkins Bacon. provenance: A.C. Edwards, October 2016 Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.