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lot # 10123 - brit. colonies queensland

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1861. Cancelled Stamps for Rowland Hill's nephew Ormond Hill.rnOn 18 April 1861 Ormond Hill, the nephew of Rowland Hill, wrote to Joshua Butters Bacon the head of Perkins Bacon and Co.:rn“My dear Sir, Two or three of my friends who are collectors of Postage Stamps have asked me to procure for them specimens of new or uncommon stamps whenever I have it in my power. It occurs to me that perhaps you may be able to give me a few ...”rnHe added on 24 April:rn“... I should be glad to have six stamps of each kind ...”rnOn 15 August J. Upham (for J.B. Bacon) sent the stamps to Pearson Hill with the following letter:rn“Dear Sir, I beg now to send you as promised ... an envelope addressed to Ormond Hill Esq. containing 6 obliterated impressions of each of the stamps named in the list and request you will take two of each for Rowland Hill Esq. and yourself and then seal the package and forward it together with a letter which you will also find addressed to him, to Mr. Ormond Hill.”rnIt turned out that the supply of the Crown Agents‘ property was given without authority.rnOrmond Hill was not asked to return the "specimens“, and in fact, all were treated as private property. Nevertheless, the case destroyed Perkins Bacon as future printers for the Crown Agents.rnFrom Peter Jaffe in "Cancelled by Perkins Bacon“, published for Spink & Son Ltd by James Bendon Ltd. (1998).rn1860: 1 d. carmine-rose, wmk. Small Star, clean cut perf. 14, the famous vertical rejoined pair, struck with part "CANCELLED" obliterator in black; lower stamp position 72 on the sheet with "NS" of QUEENSLAND joined, positions 3 and 6 from the block of six (3 x 2) sent to Ormond Hill, and two of just four examples recorded by Peter Jaffe; one of which (position 2), is housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Exceptionally rare. Cert. RPSV (2001) Gi = £ 20'000.rnProvenance: Collection Ernest Collins; Collection General Robert Gill, RL, 5 June 1957, lot 32; RL, London, 16 March 1960, lot 298; Collection John Gartner, RL, London, 5 Oct 1960, lot 458; Collection Dr. Conrad Latto, Christie's, Melbourne, 4 Nov 1994, ex lot 17; Collection "Besançon", Corinphila sale 221, Zurich, 23 Nov 2017, lot 6152.rn 

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