Lot# 3016 - Auction 234-243
Lot# : 3016
1840: 2 d. deep full blue, Plate 1, lettered BG-BJ, an unused horizontal strip of four, with ample to large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at left, of vibrant fresh lustrous colour and large part original gum. One of the very few mint multiples not from the Dublin Find / Crawford sheet. Impeccable provenance proving that Philately is indeed the "Hobby of Kings and the King of Hobbies". A magnificent and famous multiple for the connoisseur of classic philately in the foremost quality. Signed E. Diena, Holcombe, Thier. Cert. Harmers (1951), Holcombe (1999) Gi 4 = £ 180'000 / Gi DS1 = £ 200'000.rnProvenance: Luder / Edelmann (Corinphila), Zurich, Sale 17, 6-11 Oct 1930, lot 1671; Collection of King Carol II of Romania, Harmers, New York, March 29-30, 1951; Corinphila, Zurich, sale 118, 23-29 Oct 1999, lot 6898.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 65,000 CHF
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