TUT3647 - Australia - 1st wmk 10s 'Roo Aniline + Specimen

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TUT3647 - Australia - 1st wmk 10s 'Roo Aniline + Specimen
Australia, 1913, SG14s
Wide 'A' 1st watermark Kangaroo 10s. aniline ink (well-suffused) handstamped 'Specimen' fine unused partial gum trace example centred S.W., few variable perfs, mild paper wrinkle not affecting appearance, the last stamp in the pane, bearing S.E. corner vertical outside edge of plate border impression to right-hand side, and at base (as viewed from front), fine colour, note 'kite' flying plate variety to left of 'Darwin' from Roo's head to 'U' of Australia. Rare combination of aniline ink plus early 'Specimen' stamps with varieties raise the roof in Australian auctions. Specialist piece. Rare. Unique (UPA CERTIFICATE)

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