Lot# 4241 - Auction 234-243
'Mafeking Besieged' on Stamps of the Bechuanaland Protectorate 1900 (March 28): Surcharged 1 d. on ½ d. vermilion, a used vertical tête-bêche pair on small piece, upper stamp normal (Type 4), lower stamp with variety "Surcharge Inverted" (Type 3), tied by part MAFEKING / C.G.H. datestamps (March) in black: probably the 31st March adjoining the pair in the Royal collection. An extraordinarily rare variety, with just four tête-bêche pairs recorded: this pair, a block of four (ex Maria de La Queillerie) and a pair in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Signed Tommy Allen, Herbert Bloch. Cert. Brandon (1983), Friedl (1983) Gi = £ 40'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Mafeking', Guido Craveri, Lugano, 18 Feb 1994, lot 1530.rn Collection Gian Maria Rossi, Warwick & Warwick, 8 June 2005, lot 234.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 21,000.00 CHF
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