Collection 222

"Series 222". Australian States. Excellent collections of Tasmania, Victoria, and other states taken from a pristine sets of Scott Specialty pages. These are the nicest looking Australian States stamps that I have ever come across. These are not the usual "beat up" stamps that are often encountered from the "rough and tumble frontier days" of Australia. These collections were apparently carefully put together and are loaded with better stamps, nearly all are Very Fine. Please note that according to Linn's "Very Fine examples of early Australian States will have perforations slightly cutting into the frame or design on one or more sides due to the narrow spacing of the stamps on the plates. Stamps with perfs clear on all sides are SCARCE to RARE and would command higher to substantially higher prices".