Lot# 5150 - Auction 227-233
Third London Printing. Recess by Perkins Bacon 1861 (Oct): 10 c. bright blue on blued paper, wmk. pos. 1, the famous unused block of twelve (6 x 2), with large margins all round and full 12 mm. sheet margin at top, Plate II, positions 3-8/15-20, with full CORREOS in marginal watermark and showing the re-entries on pos. 3, 4 and 5. The block of wonderful fresh colour, small piece of sheet margin missing at upper left corner, two vertical creases not affecting the dramatic and lovely appearance, fine large part or unmounted og. The second largest recorded unused multiple of this stamp (the largest being the 'Mora' part sheet of 156). A lovely block. Signed A. Diena. Cert. Corinphila (1996).rnrnProvenance: Collection Jean Dupont, Balasse, May 1981, lot 279; Collection 'Islander', Corinphila sale 95, Dec 1996, lot 958.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 3,400 CHF
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