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Lot# 6751 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 6751 New Guinea

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    Registration Labels Surcharged for Postage 1915 (Jan): 'GRI / 3d.' on Kieta labels (#937-936), Setting HB, position 5-(6), an unused horizonal pair 'Deutsch - Neuguinea', left hand stamp with normal surcharge but showing "Broken leg to "K" of "Kieta", right hand stamp with error "Surcharge Omitted", fresh and very fine, without gum. A marvellous pair, Gibbs records, on page 102 of the handbook that just 2 pairs with this variety exist and illustrated this pair on page 96, this pair being the finer of the two recorded. Wonderful rarity and unique in good condition. Signed Holcombe. Cert. RPSL (1979) Gi = £ 16'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Robert M. Gibbs, Corinphila, sale 78, 27 Sept 1988, lot 1945.
    Starting bid : 7,500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold