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Lot# 139 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 139 Venezuela

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    1861/62: Second Setting 2 r. red, coarse impression, the famous unused sheet marginal vertical tête-bêche pair, with 4-5 mm. sheet margin at right and margins all round, the upper stamp showing Plate Variety "Top Left Corner Missing", the lower stamp with Plate Variety with white patch on EO of CORREOS reading "CORRCOS" at top, fresh colour and very fine but for minor ironed creases, without gum. An item of the greatest rarity in Venzuelan philately being the finest in appearance of the two marginal pairs known. Signed A. L. Pemberton, Bühler. Certs. RPSL (1968), Holcombe (1989), Moorhouse (2011).rnrnNote: According to Wickersham in the handbook 'Stamps of Venezuela', the tête-bêche is position 1 on the sheet. However the CORRCO variety has only been found marginal from right of sheet. For further information on the possible positions on the sheet of 200 subjects, see Edition D'Or XVI, pages 72-73. Corinphila were also privileged to offer the other vertical marginal tête-bêche pair, ex Dale-Lichtenstein, in our Latin America sale 116 of October 1999.rnProvenance: Collection T. W. Hall; Corinphila sale 53, March 1969, lot 6312; Corinphila sale 80, March 1990. lot 6115; Collection Knut Heister, Edition D'Or XVI, illustrated on page 73.rn                 
    Starting bid : 20,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold