Lot# 3023 - Auction 234-243
Lot# : 3023
Rainbow Trials 1840 (May): Perkins Bacon Rainbow Trial sheet of twelve subjects (4 x 3), State 1, printed in reddish-brown on stout wove white paper, watermarked with large part of double lined letters 'HARRIS TREMETT'. Each Trial impression with ragged waxed top right hand corner missing (the grooves on the Plate were filled with wax and thus failed to print) and without the Corner Lettering. Minor unobtrusive corner bend well away from the designs and mentioned for absolute accuracy. A lovely sheet, of marvellous rich colour and appearance and the engraving of wonderful depth and clarity. A great rarity for the connoisseur of classical philately Gi = £ 75'000.rnProvenance: Collection J. B. Seymour, Robson Lowe, London, 11 April 1951, lot 53; Collection 'Durham', Phillips, London, 11 Nov 1993, lot 45.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 25,000 CHF
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