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Lot# 6132 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 6132 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 1 s. bright emerald-green, a used example with ample to large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at base, lightly tied by CGH obliterator to 1864 cover endorsed 'By R.M.S.Saxon' to London. Reverse with circular CAPE TOWN / CAPE OF GOOD HOPE datestamp in red (June 20). Front and back struck by 'London / Paid' cds's in red (July 22). The cover skillfully and sensibly repaired at lower left and at edges well away from the stamp area. A charming and extremely rare stamp on letter.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Maximus', Sothebys, Sept 1989, lot 555.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800 CHF