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Lot# 4009 - Auction 257-264

  • Lot# : 4009 Ecuador

    First Printing Group 1865: ½ real ultramarine (deep bright blue), an unused block of six (3 x 2) from top of sheet with horizontal marginal frameline at top, good to large margins all round and which probably adjoined the Dr. Goeggel half sheet illustrated on page of Edition D'Or XXXIII; slight crease only visible from the reverse on large part og. Trivial age spot and surface scuff on fourth stamp but a magnificent multiple of this extremely rare printing, the fourth largest block extant.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,350 CHF