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Lot# 6120 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 6120 Cape of Good Hope

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    1863/64: 4 d. deep blue, a used pair with large margins all round in a deep shade with merest trace of stain on lower margin, used with 1855/63 6 d. slate-lilac on blued paper, large margins all round, tied to 1864 registered entire letter to Middleburg, by two strikes of the CGH obliterator in black. Reverse with oval framed GRAAFF REINETT datestamp in red (Aug 24). Slightest vertical file fold not detracting from the appearance of a magnificent mixed issue franking entire, extremely rare and in the foremost quality for the connoisseur. Ex R.S.Wilkins. Cert. BPA (2018).rnrnProvenance: Collection C. Emerson Huston, Harmers, June 1861, lot 237.rn                   Collection Sir Maxwell Joseph, Sothebys, Oct 1982, lot 476.
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,000 CHF