lot # 4 - brit. colonies New South Wales
1850 (Aug.): Sydney View 1 d. dull carmine on greyish paper, Plate II, a used example (Row 3, stamp 5 / position 15) thus showing the "Without Clouds" variety, with huge even margins all round, tied to 1851 local Sydney cover by oval of bars obliterator in black, the cancellation leaving the variety clear. Framed "6 / O CLOCK" marking alongside and reverse with "SYDNEY / ♚ / NEW SOUTH WALES" circular datestamp in black (Feb. 24). Cover #74 in the Palmer census. An exceptional and extremely fine usage, the finest of but two recorded thus - the other, ex Frajola, had the 'No Clouds' variety obliterated by the cancellation. An exhibition item of the highest quality. Signed Holcombe. Cert. BPA (2012).rnProvenance: H.R.Harmer, London, 19 May 1930, lot 122; Harmers, New York, 13 Nov 1980; Christie's, London, 24 April 1990, lot 847; Millenium, Sydney, 7 Nov 2012, lot 80.
Michel Catalogue 291: Europe & Overseas