SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1889 SG1/164 Reprint UPU distributed strips of 3

Stock Code: P190014115

1889 reprints of obsolete Perkins Bacon issues on white wove with wmk Crown SA, range of 27 values opt 'REPRINT' in HORIZONTAL STRIPS OF 3, comprising 1d dark green (imperf), 1d yellow-green (rouletted), 2d red (imperf), 2d salmon and yellow-orange (rouletted), 3d on 4d (red and black surcharges), 4d reddish purple, purple-black and dull purple, 6d deep blue (imperf), 6d blue and violet-blue (rouletted, latter with inverted wmk), 6d deep bright blue, 8d on 9d orange-brown and grey-brown, 9d grey-lilac (rouletted), 9d reddish purple, 10d on 9d cinnamon (rouletted), 10d on 9d yellow (blue and black surcharges, former rouletted), 1s yellow (rouletted), 1s brown (rouletted), 1s red-brown and pale red-brown, and 2s carmine, large part o.g. to o.g. Odd imperfections, but overall a fine and very rare group of multiples. [In 1889 these reprints were distributed by the UPU for 'SPECIMEN' purposes, in TRIPLICATE collections. Although Bendon (p.63) suggests that they were affixed to printed display sheets as singles, it seems probable that these strips of three may have been part of the same distribution.]


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SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1889 SG1/164 Reprint UPU distributed strips of 3 - £1,750.00


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