Lot# 6011 - Auction 234-243
First London Printing 1853 (July 1): 5 c. red-brown on blued paper, wmk. pos. 1, a fine unused example with ample to large margins all round, of fresh resonant colour, without gum. An extremely rare stamp unused - it should be noted that some great collections of the past, Albert Quast, Dale-Lichtenstein for example, never obtained an example and the stamp is very much under-catalogued. Cert. Sociedad Filatelica de Chile (1977), BPA (1992) Gi. 1 = £ 550/Scott = $ 650.rnProvenance: Collection Gerhard Blank, Spink, Zurich, Dec 1991, lot 895.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 1,300 CHF
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