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- 1854-72 DIADEMS [ View this Category ]
|Estimate: $20,000 ||Realised Price : $15,000|
1856-60 Diadems Imperforate 2d Blue Plate I irregular block of 15 [pos 12/23-24/31-36/43-48] mint with part OG, unit  with extensive retouch (third state) to much of stamp, unit  with retouch to top and right panels.  with torn corner and vertical tear between  and , two units with pinholes and some creasing, however of fine facial appearance. Despite the faults, this block is of major technical importance and must be considered one of the most important multiples of Australian Colonial philately, with unused examples of any of the retouches being of the greatest rarity. Ex Ginger and Hutson, with 2013 RPSL Certificate.