Lot 60000 – Australia

AUSTRALIA 1951 (UNUSED) SG251a

AUSTRALIA

1951-52 7 1/2d blue, block of 16 being the upper two rows of the left pane with full margins, the left vertical pair error IMPERFORATE THREE SIDES as a result of the omission of the first strike of the comb, very fine such unmounted o.g. from a sheet purchased at a Sydney suburban post office early in 1952, which was separated into five such blocks, although two are now known to have been reduced to blocks of 4, a spectacular showpiece of the highest rarity

SG 251a

1951-52 7½d blue, block of 16 (8×2) being the upper two rows of the left pane with full margins, the left vertical pair error IMPERFORATE THREE SIDES as a result of the omission of the first strike of the comb, very fine unmounted o.g. From a sheet purchased at a Sydney suburban post office early in 1952, which was separated into five such blocks, although two are now known to have been reduced to blocks of 4. A spectacular showpiece of the highest rarity.
Estimate 6’000 – 12’000 EUR
Auction date Thu 6 Jun 2019 at 18:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Sold for EUR 5’500