Lot# 5117 - Auction 234-243
1844/46: 180 r. black on thin greyish paper, an unused vertical pair with ample margin at left and large on three sides with portion of adjoining stamp at top and trace of sheet dividing line at right, fresh and fine, unused without gum. A wonderful and rare multiple, illustrated and discussed in Taveira on pages 249 and 250. Just one vertical strip of four and five mint pairs are recorded by Taveira, this in our opinion being the finest of the three vertical pairs. An exceptionally rare multiple for the connoisseur. Signed A. Diena, Joe Saatchi Scott = $ 9'000+.rnrnProvenance: RL / Kaufmann, Basel, 18 March 1975, lot 1656.rn RL / Von Gunten, Basel, 29 Oct 1976, lot 2724.rn Collection Roberto Benavides (1998).
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 5,500 CHF
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