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1936 KEVIII 2d red wmk Crown CofA UNISSUED due to his abdication. A full sheet was presented to the Governor of Victoria when he visited the printer. When the decision was made not to issue KEVIII stamps the Governor was asked by the printer to return the sheet which he did, with the exception of the blk of 6 removed from the LL cnr of the sheet, which he had sent to William, Baron Vestey in England, so the printer did not press the point. Vestey's grandson offered the blk of 6 in 2014 through Spinks London, where it sold for £240,000. A single was sold at a 2015 Melbourne auction for almost $173,000. Comes with copies of correspondence between the printer & the Governor regarding the return of the stamps. VF fresh MUH. A great rarity of Australian philately. (P)AVAILABLE at A$150000