Lot 2097Samoa, 1886, Palms, 1s rose carmine, perf 12½, bisected, two halves. Tied by blue "Apia, Samoa, Apr 29, 95" cds's on oversized cover to Sydney, N.S.W., reverse with partial receiving cds; cover reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine, a rare multiple provisional bisect usage, only four covers, 3 with bisects, sent on this date are recorded (Odenweller 526). Scott No. 18a.
SG No. 25a Estimate $200 - 300.