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Lot# 3534 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 3534 Victoria

    Lithographed by J. S. Campbell & Fergusson 1854 (July 6): 1 s. dull slate-blue, imperforate, early impression, the extraordinary unused block of twenty four (8 x 3), discovered in 1981, showing the lower three horizontal rows of the sheet including Type 36 with "VIGTORIA" for "VICTORIA" and the other recognised plate flaws (see the article from the 'Philatelist & PJGB' of April 1981 by Robson Lowe and Tony Banwell). The block with huge sheet margins, the right margin with closed tear, one or two minor stains and typical creasing for a multiple this size and with full original gum. Illustrated in 'Stamps of Victoria' by Geoff Kellow RDP on page 85. Last offered in the sale accompanying the third J. R. W. Purves auction in Zurich, otherwise never since offered on the philatelic market. A truly fantastic multiple of great philatelic importance for the connoisseur Gi. = £ 24'000+.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, Zurich, 13 May 1981, lot 247.
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 16,000 CHF