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Lot# 6681 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 6681 Papua New Guinea

    1929/30: Airmail 3 d. black & bright blue-green, the unused vertical strip of five from top of sheet, fifth stamp showing variety: "Air Mail Overprint Omitted in Vertical Pair with Normal", fresh and fine, unmounted og. This strip, from the Cooke printing, was from the original find by R. Roberts and is from column 4 of the his sheet located in a new issue package; it is offered with Roberts's original 1955 letter explaining where the rest of the sheet went (one monogram strip to King George V, another to Lichtenstein etc.) and his advertisement, this strip originally being sold to Harold L. Ickes. A marvellous and rare variety. Signed R. Roberts Gi = £ 8'000.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,500 CHF