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Lot# 3598 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 3598 Victoria

    1873/74: Essay by William Bell for the 1 d. value on card (54 x 75 mm.), with Queen's head and vignette in grey and as issued, the frame hand-painted in deep and pale violet, with figures of value at sides (removed from issued stamp) and corners with issue date '1874' and pencil annotation to place figures '7' and '4' upright. Three pinholes away from the design, a remarkable and beautiful Essay.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. R. W. Purves, RL, Zurich, 27 Nov 1980, lot 2158.rn                   Collection Richard Stevenson, Spink, London, 6 April 2006, lot 1325.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF