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Lot# 1267 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 1267 Romania

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    1858 (Nov 1): 5 parale black on bluish grey paper, Type I, two examples of this great rarity, re-joined to the original pair on original pieces of the newspaper from which they were separated prior to 1914. The left hand 5 pa. with complete margins all round, close to the vertical frame line at left but not touching, and with large margin at right showing a gap between the stamps of 10.5 mm., this stamp with slight staining of trivial importance. The right hand 5 pa. again has complete margins all round, the design being untouched and the paper a vivid blue. The stamps are tied to the small pieces by a complete "Jassy" datestamp (20/5) struck in blue. Just 34 examples of this stamp are recorded and this multiple is a great rarity of classic philately. Illustrated in Edition d'Or on page 86, Handbook I on pages 144 and 161, in Handbook III on page 69. Signed Hunziker, Köhler, Oberlander; cert. Pfenninger (1970, right hand stamp) and Heimbüchler (2010).rnProvenance: Gilbert & Köhler, Paris; Collection Lars Amundsen, Stanley Gibbons, London, February 1969, lot 472; Collecction René Berlingen, Huys Berlingen, Dec 1988; Collection 'Moldau', Corinphila sale 171, 9 Sept 2011, lot 6033.rn 
    Starting bid : 20,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 25,000 CHF