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Lot# 4240 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 4240 Palestine

    1920: Jerusalem I printing, overprinted at the Greek Orthodox Convent in Jerusalem: the extraordinary Proof set of the complete 11 values with Hebrew overprint "ERETZ ISRAEL PALESTINA" instead of the issued stamps which read 'Palestina Eretz Israel' in the lower line of the overprint; the three characters normally found at the front of the overprint now appear, on this Proof set, at the end. Fresh and very fine unused Proof set with the 1 pi. value overprinted in gold rather than silver as issued, this value with minor stain. Nevertheless a set of consummate rarity with just one set in blocks of four and four single sets recorded. Bale = $ 33'000.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,000 CHF