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Lot# 3968 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 3968 Great Britain

    1841: 2 Pence blue, plate 4, CG, with large to very large margins all round, tied by '573' NORTH SHIELDS barred numeral to the 'Shipping & Mercantile Gazette' newspaper, dated 'London, Monday October 24, 1853', red newspaper tax imprint 'Leo Levi's Circular Newspaper / One Penny' at upper right corner in red, addressed to 'Mess. Swan Brothers, Constantinople', routed 'via Marseilles', adhesive slightly oxydized and newspaper with usual wear. The 1841 2 d. used on newspaper is very rare, this being the only recorded to the Levant.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF