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Lot# 6729 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 6729 New Guinea

    Setting 10 / GRI and Value 5 mm. Apart 1914 (Dec 16): 2 d. on 20 pf. ultramarine, Setting 10, positions 1-5, the extraordinary horizontal unused strip of five from the top left corner of the sheet, the first three stamps without Surcharge with the third stamp showing an albino impression, and the fourth and fifth stamps being normal; the variety caused by a paper fold prior to the Surcharge being applied and thus diagonally creased across position 2-3 and the surcharge applied in part on the reverse. A splendid and famous strip, illustrated in Gibbs on page 84 and discussed on page 79. Unique and a highlight of Australasian, New Guinea and British Commonwealth philately. Cert. BPA (1960) Gi = £ 23'000+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Marquess of Bute, RL, London, 29 April 1959, lot 129.rn                        Collection Lt. Col. J. R. Danson MC., RL, London, 7 Oct 1959, lot 250.rn                        Collection Robert M. Gibbs, Corinphila sale 78, 27 Sept 1988, lot 1841.rn                        Collection Tim Rybak, Belgrave, Melbourne, 26 April 2008, lot 104.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 12,000 CHF