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Lot# 6259 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 6259 South Australia

    1877 (Dec 29): 6 d. Prussian blue, wmk. Broad Star, perf. 11½ x 10 and compound, the magnificent and famous unused block of 48, being the top four horizontal rows of the sheet with full margins at top and sides, perf. 11½ x 10 throughout but for one vertical row perforated 12½ and margin at right perforated 10½ with the rotary machine, with imprint requisition number "6D 1724" in black, slight stain at left, but of wonderful colour, minor creases and perf. separation as one would expect of a block this size, superb og or unmounted og. Delightful and a very rare Exhibition piece Gi = £ 6'240+.rnrnProveance: Collection Colonel Napier.rn                      RL, London, 19 April 1977, lot 197.rn                     Collection John Boker, Harmers, London, 14 April 1981, lot 69.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 9,000 CHF