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Lot# 6005 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 6005 New South Wales

    1850: Sydney View, 1 d. orange-red on soft yellowish wove paper, Plate I, the exceptional Proof blocks of six (positions 1-3/6-8) from upper left corner of the sheet with large margins all round, rejoined to the exceptional block of nine from lower left corner of the sheet (positions 11-13/16-18/21-23) also with full sheet margins on two sides, just touched on position 18 and fine at top of the block, the two Proof blocks representing 60% of the sheet of 25 subjects. The upper block with a faint colourless impression of "26" numeral obliterator of Shoalhaven on four of the Proofs. Minor creasing and small incision below position 13 otherwise a most outstanding pair of multiples in excellent condition and of impeccable provenance. Splendid and very rare.rnrnProvenance: Upper block of six, ex collection Charles Lathrop Pack, Harmers, New York, 13 Dec 1944, lot 967.rn                   Upper block of six, ex collection W. R. D. Wiggins, RL, Zurich, Nov 1981, lot 1504.rn                   Lower block of nine, ex collection Alfred Lichtenstein & Louise Boyd Dale, Harmers, New York, 14 May 1990, lot 1.rn                   Both blocks, ex collection 'V. P. Manwood', Siegel, New York, 8 Nov 1995, 4006.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 12,000 CHF