Lot# 6010 - Auction 234-243
London Printing 1853: Perkins Bacon imperforate Plate Proof for the 5 c. value in bright red-brown on very blued paper watermarked 'C. WILMOT / 1851', the famous block of thirty-six (12 x 3) from Plate I showing 2½ complete rows, with full sheet margins from the top of sheet and the italic imprint "Es preciso colocar las estampas arriba de la direccion y hacia la derecha En mojando el Dorso es preciso cuidar de no quitar el cimento" in red-brown at top ("It is important to put the stamps above the address on the right side, you must wet the back and be careful not to remove the cement"). Illustrated in 'Chile First Issues of Postage Stamps 1853-1867' by Gerhard Blank on colour plate 6 and in 'Los Primeros Sellos de Chile' by Joaquin Galvez on colour plate 2. A wonderful and unique multiple of outstanding provenance and importance. Cert. BPA (1992).rnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3005; Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 883.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 5,000 CHF
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