Lot# 3957 - Auction 227-233
Registration Labels Surcharged for Postage 1915 (Jan): 'GRI / 3d.' on Stephansort labels (#958 / 953), Setting G, positions 3/8, a used vertical pair 'Deutsch Neu-Guinea', cancelled by central strike of 'Stephansort' datestamp (Gibbs type 6) in black. Note also the dropped 'e' in 'Deutsch' on the lower stamp. Scarce and very fine multiple, just 50 labels were overprinted for postage from this setting (numbered between 951 and 1000), Gibbs stating on page 103 of the handbook, that no unused examples are recorded, this being one of just three known multiples. Cert. Holcombe (1993) Gi = £ 8'500.rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 87, Oct 1993, lot 2496.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 5,000 CHF
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