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Lot# 6007 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 6007 Cape of Good Hope

    1852/53: Perkins Bacon 4 d. Plate Proof in deep blue on bleuté paper, the block of eight with good to large margins all round, one stamp slight thin not affecting the dramatic appearance of the block. Tiny closed nick in margin only at lower left (as can be seen in the Indusophon photo-plate where the paper was presumably folded, not noticeable in the Bonaventure photo-plate), fresh and very fine, a stunning block of excellent provenance.rnrnProvenance: Collection Arthur Hind, sale 4, Harmers, June 1934, lot 71.rn                   Collection Maria de la Queillerie, Harmers, May 1970, lot 6.rn                   Collection 'Bonaventure', RL, Sep 1993, lot 19.rn                   Collection Mrs. Ad Indhusophon, Spink, May 1999, lot 21.rn                
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,500 CHF