Lot# 3986 - Auction 227-233
Provisional Issue / GRI and Value 5½ mm. Apart 1915: 3 s. on 3 m. violet-black, clearly from Setting 7 as this is a very clean-cut surcharge, a fine unused example showing variety "Surcharge Inverted", centred to left and with excellent colour, minor natural aging and gum bend with large part og. A magnificent stamp, illustrated in Gibbs on page 125 who states 'One unused example has been recorded to date, it is ex Bute'. A splendid and unique variety. Signed David Field. Cert. BPA (2017) Gi = £ 65'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Marquess of Bute, RL, London, 29 April 1959, lot 229.rn Collection Tim Rybak, Belgrave, Melbourne, 26 April 2008, lot 170.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 27,000 CHF
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