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Sale 104

Lot 365

Australia; Tasmania, 1853, "Van Dieman's Land", 4d Bright Red Orange, Plate I, 1st State Used From Ouse Cover, SG #5, 1854 mourning cover to Scotland "p Derwentwater" with cut-to-shape copy tied by smudgy strike of BN '48', endorsed "Ouse/23, 12, 54", Hobart transit cds of 24JA24/1854, three Scottish backstamps incl. 'INVERNESS/MY27/1854' arrival in green, Fine. Thomas Stace, postmaster at Ouse, had a very peculiar habit, on all covers seen, he inscribed month as "12", regardless of actual time of year! .
Scott #2 var.
Estimate $700-1,000.

Realized $633

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