Lot# 3149 - Auction 234-243
Lot# : 3149
1880: Colour Trial for 1 s. value, Plate 13, wmk. Crown on white paper, comb perf. 14, lettered CA, an unused example with sheet margin at left, printed in "double fugitive" purple ink, overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 9) in black. Just 16 examples are recorded by Galland & Louis, of which two are in the National Postal Museum and one in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The margin with manuscript "Prepared but not issued. Feb 1883", fresh and truly superb, unmounted og. A magnificent example of this rarity Gi J115 = £ 8'250.rnrnProvenance: 'Post Office Treasure Trove', Robson Lowe, 15 Oct 1947, lot 31 (as a horizontal pair).rn Harmers, London, 12-14 Dec 1955, lot 322 (as a horizontal pair).rn Collection Christopher Beresford, Sotheby's, London, 24 Nov 1987, lot 491 (as a single).
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 7,000 CHF
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