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Lot# 3161 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 3161 Great Britain

    1867 (July 1): 5 s. rose, Plate 1, wmk. Maltese Cross, the unused imperforate complete sheet of twenty subjects (5 x 4), lettered AF-AJ / DF-DJ, with huge margins all round and showing the complete imprint 'TWENTY 5s. POSTAGE STAMPS £5 / POSTAGE 5 SHILLINGS' and Plate Number "1" in top right corner, each stamp overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 6) in black. The sheet with minor corner bend in top left corner mentioned for accuracy and no significance, of splendid rich colour and of spectacularly fresh appearance, unused without gum. One of the gems of Victorian Surface Printed issues, for the connoisseur Gi J121s= £ 75'000.rnProvenance: RL, London, 20 Feb 1957, lot 279; Collection Dr. Douglas Latto, Phillips, London, 22 Oct 1994, lot 282.
    Starting bid : 20,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 34,000 CHF