Lot# 3929 - Auction 227-233
Setting 11 / GRI and Value 5 mm. Apart 1914 (Dec 16): 3 d. on 30 pf. black & orange on buff, Setting 11, positions 4-5, the remarkable unused strip of three from lower right corner of the sheet with 'New-Guinea' imprint in margin, the first stamp from pos. 4, the second from pos. 5 and the third stamp with "Missing Surcharge" error, heavily reinforced on reverse but with part og., this of no great significance as this is the strip illustrated in the Gibbs handbook on page 84 and is unique. A spectacular rarity. Signed Hoffman Giesecke. Cert. BPA (2017) Gi = £ 13'000.rnProvenance: Collection Marquess of Bute, RL, London, 29 April 1959, lot 130; Collection Lt. Col. J. R. Danson MC., RL, London, 7 Oct 1959, lot 254; Collection Robert M. Gibbs, Corinphila sale 78, 27 Sept 1988, lot 1861; Collection Tim Rybak, Prestige, Belgrave, April 2008, lot 107.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 7,500 CHF
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