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Lot# 255 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 255 Egypt Kingdom

    1874/75: Bulâq 1 pi. red, Setting D, the remarkable mint block of nine on thin oily paper, completely Imperforate, the foliate marginal block from right of sheet showing position 58 in a horizontal and vertical tête-bêche format. Fresh colour and extremely fine, one of just three imperforate tête-bêche pairs possible, full unmounted og. Signed Todd AIEP Gi = unpriced/Nile Post D26bb+D26cc = $7'500+.rnrnProvenance: Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Spink, May 2001; Collection Peter Smith, Corinphila sale 198, May 2015, lot 5244.rnrnNote: The unique sheet was 'hacked up' after the sale, one block going to the late Peter Smith as above, another to a prominent collector   in Canada, the balance including a tête-bêche pair to be sold by the late Clive Feigenbaum. Setting D contains three tête-bêche pairs.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600 CHF