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Lot# 3186 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 3186 Great Britain

    1883 (April 1): Unissued 5 d. dull green with "line under d.", Die I, lettered TL, an unused example of excellent vibrant colour, fresh and very fine, superb og. Just 12 examples are recorded in the Karl Louis Card Index, one of which, lettered TH, is housed in the National Postal Museum with SF housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This example is illustrated in the Robson Lowe Encyclopædia on page 189. A magnificent example of this great rarity in the foremost quality Gi K23a = £ 38'000.rnProvenance: 'The Post Office Treasure Trove', Robson Lowe, 15 Oct 1947 lot 77.rn                        Collection 'Maximus' (R.A.G. Lee), SG, London, 5-6 Feb 1970, lot 622.rn                        Phillips, London, 2 Nov 1989, lot 490.
    Starting bid : 15,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 15,000 CHF