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Lot# 3009 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 3009 Great Britain

    1840 (May 6): 1 d. black, pl. 7, the unused block of four, lettered MA-MB / NA-NB, without 'O' flaw and N slightly doubled at top, with large even margins all round and of outstanding freshness, diagonal bend on NA unapparent from appearance, large part og. This block does not emanate from the Lord Crawford 'experimental thin paper trial' sheet but was regularly sold over the Post Office counter and much rarer thus. An exceptionally attractive and very rare multiple in the foremost quality Gi AS44b= £ 140'000.rnProvenance: Collection Baron Philippe la Renotière von Ferrari, Druout sale 9, Paris, 10 April 1924, lot 75; Collection Kennedy-Kisch, Harmers, London, 2 May 1966, lot 30.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 30,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 42,000 CHF