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Lot# 3921 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 3921 New Guinea

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    GRI and Value 5 mm. Apart 1914 (Dec 16): 1 d. on 5 pf. green, a used example with variety "No Stops between the letters GRI", tied to small piece by part 'Stephansort' cds in blue leaving the variety clear. Small surface blemish at lower right but an extremely rare variety - see Gibbs 17e on page 76 of the handbook where he records just the one unused example in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and two used examples, however, it is now believed that four are known. A rarity. Cert. BPA (2017) Gi = £ 11'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Marquess of Bute, RL, April 1959.rn 
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800 CHF