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Lot# 3252 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 3252 Great Britain

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    1840: Prepared for use but unissued, "VR" 1 d. black, lettered KD, an unused example with large even margins all round, of wonderfully fresh appearance, unused without gum. As far as one can say ex the 'Dublin Find' which consisted of a large part sheet of 228 stamps found in the Dublin GPO in 1899. The remaining large part sheet of 207 stamps (some having been sold by Plumridge & Co. in the interim) was sold to the Earl of Crawford between 1901 and 1906. The Earl's collection was sold, in 1913, to Captain R.B. Sparrow intact. In 1914 the VR block was entrusted to Charles Nissen for resale and he proceeded to cut the multiple up into singles, pairs, strips and blocks of various sizes. A lovely example of this rare stamp Gi = £ 32'000.rnrnNote: For further information see 'The Dublin Find' by Don Madden & Karl Louis (2006).
    Starting bid : 7,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 10,500.00 CHF