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Lot# 1508 - Auction 257-264

  • Lot# : 1508 Foreign P.O.'s

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    Crimean War 1854 (Sept 3): Embossed 1 s. green, a fresh example with large margins, well embossed, neatly cancelled by complete strike of "* ♚ *" crown between stars obliterator in black on piece to which the adhesive may not belong. Minor splitting along silk thread at top and bottom and very light corner crease outside design at top left, nevertheless a very rare usage and attractive adhesive. Cert. Karl Louis (2020) Gi = £ 3'000.rnRemarks: A very rare usage of the 1 s. Embossed cancelled with 'Crown between Stars' with just one other cut to shape single ex Yates and a damged strip of four on piece ex Piat recorded by the expert, Karl Louis.rnProvenance & Reference: The British Philatelist, vol. XVI (April 1923), illustrated on the front page of the magazine; J. B. Seymour collection, shown in the 1935 RPSL Jubilee Exhibition (May 1935), R. Lowe sale (June 1951), lot 1084; Griffith Blackler collection, Harmer sale (May 1992), lot 1767; Spink private treaty list (Spring 2000).
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400 CHF