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Lot 370

Australia; Tasmania, 1855, "Van Dieman's Land", 2d and 4d, Imperf Used From Grove Cover, SG #16, 18, 1857 to England with almost full margin 2d, faulty 4d, smudged BN cancels believed to be '34' and endorsed Grove 5 1 57, ? circle 'PRE-PAID/6JA6/1857' transit cds of Hobart in red on face, London arrival backstamp in red, repaired flap and light horiz. crease affects the adhesives, Fine appearance, BPA (2003) cert.
Scott #5-6, The only recorded cover from Grove .
Estimate $1,000-1,500

"The Post Offices of Tasmania" by Tony Orchard & John Hardinge does not list this office, only Grove listed opened in 1907.


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