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Lot# 3058 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 3058 Great Britain

    1855 (Aug 18): 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, Die II, Alphabet III, plate 22, wmk. Large Crown, lettered AK-AL / BK-BL, variety "Imperforate", an unused ungummed block of four from the upper right corner of the sheet with Plate Number 22 and part imprint '(Ca)reful not to remove the Cement', large even margins all round, produced as an experiment using the Neales Steam Press in a deep resonant shade. Minor creasing on lower pair not affecting the appearance of a spectacular and extremely rare multiple. Signed Holcombe Gi C8h = £ 16'000+.
    Starting bid : 4,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,600 CHF