Lot# 3028 - Auction 234-243
Lot# : 3028
1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, pl. 78, lettered RA-RD / SA-SD / TA-TD, the unused block of twelve, marginal from the lower left corner of the sheet showing Plate Number 78 and imprint 'PRICE 1d. Per Label. 1/- Per Row of 12. £1....Per Sheet, Place the L(abel)', with large even margins all round, vertically creased between third and fourth columns not affecting the delightful appearance, the central row with "Inverted S" variety on all four stamps. As this block was stored in the Chancery Lane Vaults during World War II, the gum on the left of the block is intact, on the right of the block missing due to water damage caused after a fire on the premises during the Blitz. A dramatic multiple and a stunning Line Engraved rarity Gi BS29+BS29h = £ 8'800+.rnProvenance: 'A Baronet's Collection' (Baron Anthony de Worms); Charles Nissen. Article in the British Philatelist, Vol. X, 1917-1918, illustrated on pages 12-13, showing RA-RL / TA-TL; Charles Nissen. Article in the British Philatelist, June 1928, illustrated on pages 28-29, showing RA-RL / TA-TL. The block split by Charles Nissen between 1928 and 1955 as RE-RL / TE-TL was in HC.V. Adams collection (Feb 1956, lot 299), purchased by Reginald Phillips, the block now residing in the National Postal Museum in London; Collection N. F. Bostock, Robson Lowe, Bournemouth, 6 March 1963, lot 173. The block as offered above.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 8,000 CHF
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