Territory Of New Guinea, 1935 Bulolo Airmail, Ł2 Violet Panelli *FORGERY* Die Proof: One of the most iconic Airmail stamp designs from the entire World in the 1930s. Very high value - the largest denomination Australia ever had was also a Ł2, and even those Mint are scarce and expensive - the CHEAPEST watermark being $5,000 mint. The SUPER RARE Die Proof done by Panelli/Ongelia,
of his also scarce Ł2 ENGRAVED PLATE Forgery. Many times scarcer than the forgeries. Have never had one in 40 years. Gary Watson from Prestige/abacus had never seen one either, before he got DOUBLE estimate - $875 for in Auction after fees added - http://tinyurl.com/Panellis
This might well be the same piece. Angelo Panelli was an Italian stamp forger, operating from Sanremo in the 1920s and 1930s.
Panelli was closely associated with other Italian forgers of the period, particularly Erasmo Oneglia and Jean Sperati. Fresh, with deep rich vibrant original colour. Clean and flat and most attractive. Free of all gook and gunk and aging etc, after 85 years. Deep paper “bite” from the engraved steel die under pressure, with engraved cross-hair registration marks each side. Essential for any serious New Guinea Exhibit. Buy for $175 UNDER Public Auction price! $A700 (Stock 372KP)http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=90233