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Lot# 6234 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 6234 South Australia

    Adelaide printing from Perkins Bacon Plates 1856/58: 1 s. orange, wmk. Large Star, imperforate, the magnificent and famous used block of 21 (7 x 3), margins touched to fine, insignificant faults and one or two ironed bends, but of outstanding colour and freshness, with manuscript 'Received 8/11/58' removed from bottom row, all cancelled by multiple strikes of PAID / ADELAIDE S.A. datestamps (Sept 11, 1858) in blue. Illustrated in Colour Plate 1 of the Robson Lowe Encyclopedia. An extraordinary and unique multiple for the connoisseur of classic philately.rnrnProvenance: Collection Julius Beresford, RL, London, 5 Feb 1958, lot 392.rn                   Collection Maurice Burrus, RL, London, 28 Nov 1962, lot 289.rn                   Collection John Boker, Harmers, London, 14 April 1981, lot 50.
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 24,000 CHF