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Lot# 3035 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 3035 Great Britain

    1841 (March 13): 2 d. blue, pl. 4, lettered JH-JI, an unused horizontal pair, with good to large margins all round, each overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 1) in black. The pair of exceptional colour and large part, slightly browned og.  The Karl Louis Card Index records just 5 examples from Plate 4: this being the sole multiple. A great rarity Gi E1s = £ 18`000+.rnProvenance: Collection `G.L.`, Harmers, London, 10 June 1981, lot 206; Grosvenor, London, 29 April 1998, lot 937.rnrnNote: The five 2 d. plate 4 Specimens were JG-JI / KH-KI, formerly a block of five, split before1981. The adjoining stamp lettered JG was in the `Koh-I-Noor`collection (2003), the stamps below were KH (Marcus Samuel collection, 2003) and KI (sold by RL in 1982).
    Starting bid : 4,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,500.00 CHF