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Lot# 3051 - Auction 234-243

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    Experimental Separation Trials 1848: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, pl. 70, lettered PI-PJ, rouletted 12 by Henry Archer, an unused horizontal pair of fresh colour, separated by scissors at top (as are all the stamps recorded from the "P" row of Plate 70), clear horizontal roulettes at base and vertical roulettes also fine, an attractive multiple with minor gum loss on large part og. An extremely rare stamp in a multiple. Cert. BPA (1960) Gi CE1 = £ 50`000.rnNote: The first record of an "Archer" roulette was from a meeting of the Manchester Philatelic Society on 15 Jan 1892 "Archer roulette, formerly belonging to Sir Rowland Hill, which were shown by the President, Mr. Vernon Roberts.." (London Philatelist, 1892). rnProvenance: Collection H.P. Manus, Plumridges, London, 27 Oct 1932, lot 13; Robson Lowe, London, 8 Feb 1972, lot 132; Robson Lowe, London, 8-9 July 1975, lot 307a; Collection "Tes", Robson Lowe, London, 5 Oct 1995, lot 589.
    Starting bid : 7,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 12,000 CHF