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Lot# 3115 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 3115 Great Britain

    1867 (July 1): 10 d. deep red-brown, Plate 1, wmk. Spray, lettered AA-AD / EA-ED, an unused complete pane of twenty (4 x 5), the 'A' row with characteristic "short stamp" (adjusted perf. comb.) fresh deep colour with each stamp overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 10) in black; and showing sheet margin at left with imprint 'POSTAGE TENPENCE' and interpanneau margin at base 'PRICE / Tenpence per Label / 3s. 4 d. per Row of 4 / 16s. 8d. per Sheet of 20'; first stamp with small surface scrape but showing the "Small Plate Number 1" variety (this being unique with the Specimen Type 10 overprint) and AD thinned, fresh and fine unused without gum - the Marcus Samuel pane was also without gum. Despite the small imperections, a dramatic and most attractive multiple Gi J97s = £ 10'000.rnProvenance: Collection Bertram McGowan, Robson Lowe, London, 26 Jan 1949, lot 299.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400 CHF