lot # 3216 - brit. colonies New South Wales
1860/72: Diadem pair 2 d. dull blue perf. 12 and 6 d. mauve perf. 13, three fine and fresh examples with vivid colour and good perfs, tied by indistinct numeral obliterator in black to 1866 cover from Hinton to Langholm, Scotland, endorsed "via Marseilles". Reverse with HINTON despatch (Nov 23), SYDNEY transit (Nov 24) and Langholm arrival (Jan 11, 1867) cds's in black. Obverse struck with red "C.R.P.O." handstamp of the Caledonian railway. Travelled at the 10 d. rate per half ounce via France.
Michel Catalogue 292: The Ing. Pietro Provera Collection (part V)