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Lot# 3123 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 3123 Great Britain

    1874: Essay on thick buff card for proposed 2½ d. value, stamp size with printed head-plate and surround entirely hand-painted in orange with much of the design as issued but the Plate Number "5" centrally placed in the frame at top, manuscript dated '31.OCT.74' in ink. A magnificent and extremely rare Essay, not illustrated by Galland & Louis in 'Surface Printed Stamps' Gi = £8'500.rnProvenance: Collection Bailey, Harmers 24 Jan. 1955, lot 500; Collection Stothert , Robson Lowe 28 Jan. 1975, lot 19.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400.00 CHF