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Lot# 3065 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 3065 Great Britain

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    1858/79: 1 d. red, pl. 116, lettered AA, Imperforate 'Cardiff Penny', corner marginal from top left of sheet with imprint 'PRICE Per Lab(el)'', large margins all round, fresh and extremely fine - a great rarity as the issued stamp: this is not the Imprimatur (which was in the Beaumont collection) as it is on significantly thicker paper and bears large part original gum. Trace of crease in margin and small hole in upper margin well away from the design, neither detracting from the marvellous appearance, a superb example of this very rare error and probably the finest known. Cert. BPA (2001) Gi G1g = £ 10'000.rnProvenance: Collection H.C.V Adams, RL, Feb 1956, lot 406; Collection Ernest Dale, SG, London, 10-11 June 1969, lot 169; Harmers, London, 21 Nov 1984, lot 1246; Collection Howard O. Fraser, Spink, 7 Nov 2001, lot 457.rn 
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,500 CHF