Lot# 7 - Sales #3010-11 - NY 2016 Rarities Sales

  • Lot# : 7 Australian States - Tasmania

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    1859 Cover Launceston to Ireland Franked By 1d-4d 1857/69 Chalon Imperforates, 1d brick-red, 2d green (2, shaved to large margins), 4d blue, tied by black «60» numeral obliterators with nice strike of red «Post Office/ Lauceston/ Crown» date stamp at left, ms. «via Marseilles», backstamped Dublin and Bally Gawley (Jan 8 1860), typical mixed margins on adhesives do not detract from a Fine and most attractive three color franking nicely paying the 9d rate; (SG 27, 31, 37)
    Launceston was the largest trading center in Tasmania at the time. Postmaster Carrington instructed that the imperforate sheets of stamps be cut into individual stamps to speed up transactions at the busy postal counters. The assistant clerk assigned to the task was rather careless in his cutting as the precision in creating well margined stamps was sorely lacking. Even by 1900, the term «Carrington margins» was being applied to these issues. The stamps on this cover are a perfect illustration of this procedure.
    Provenance: Koichi Sato (2014).
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500 USD
    Hammer price : 1,500 USD