Lot# 3080 - Auction 234-243
Lot# : 3080
1847 (Sept): Embossed 1 s. pale green, an unused horizontal pair, marginal from top right of sheet, touched at base by small cut on left stamp and in margin between, with huge margins on three sides, of stunning fresh colour, applied to Postal Notice "To All Postmasters, &c., Who Obliterate Postage Stamps", issued from Francis Abbott at the GPO in Edinburgh in September, 1847, each overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 1) in oxidised red ink, applied above notice of "the Issue and Sale of One Shilling Postage Labels, two Specimen Stamps are enclosed...". File fold not detracting from the appearance of a rare and splendid Notice: just two examples from Edinburgh are recorded in the Karl Louis Card Index, this being the finer of the two known.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 3,600 CHF
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