Lot# 5162 - Auction 227-233
Third London Printing. Recess by Perkins Bacon 1862 (Jan 1): 20 c. deep green, wmk. pos. 1, the famous used block of twenty-four (6 x 4), with large margins all round but minutely shaved on the creased sixth stamp, showing portions of seven adjoining stamps at left and at right, all struck by "Cancelled" obliterators in black. Centrally creased and sealed splitting, lower right stamps also with diagonal crease but an immensely attractive multiple of fresh colour, the second largest known (a block of 28 exists) and of excellent provenance. Rare exhibition piece.rnrnProvenance: Collection Jean Dupont, Balasse, May 1981, lot 330; Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 1216; Collection R.A.G. Lea, RL, June 1994, lot 2120.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 4,600 CHF
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