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Lot# 721 - Auction 250-256

  • Lot# : 721 Rhodesia

    Admiral Issue / Double Plates 1918/21: Head Die IIIB, 8 d. mauve & dull green, perf. 14, an unused strip of four, marginal from left of sheet, positions 40-44, variety "Imperforate Between Vertically" and "Imperforate Between Stamp and Margin", well centred and of fresh colour, one or two light bends not affecting the appearance and of no great significance, unmounted og. An attractive multiple of the greatest rarity Gi = £ 32'000+.rnProvenance: Collection General, His Highness, the Ameer of Bahawalpur, Stanley Gibbons, London, 12-13 Dec 1968, lot 589.rnrnNote: The surviving pieces of this variety are as follows: Row 1: corner strip of three (Sir Gawaine Baillie); Row 2: marginal pair (Sir Gawaine Baillie); Row 3: Strip of five (Robert M. Gibbs); Row 4 Not recorded; Row 5: The above strip of four.rnNote: This strip was shown in the Court of Honour at the International Exhibition in London in 1960.
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 22,000 CHF