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Lot# 6383 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 6383 Victoria

    Recess printed by Thomas Ham 1852/54: 'Queen on Throne' 2 d. reddish brown, the famous imperforate Plate Proof block of 47 subjects with additional single example lettered 'ZC' added at lower right, all backed on to linen card paper (with manuscript in pencil 'Owner: Fred R. Ham, Woodstock Avenue, Taringa, Brisbane, 1st July 1956' on reverse), a few small imperfections and scuffs or stains mentioned for full accuracy, but a remarkable and extraordinary multiple of the greatest scarcity.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, RL, Zurich, 27 Nov 1980, lot 2038.
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 12,000 CHF