Lot# 335 - Auction 284 - 290
Lot# : 335
1864/79: Swan 4 d. carmine, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, an unused example variety "Doubly Printed", affecting the whole design but especially prominent at top in the POSTAGE label and the Swan vignette, of fresh bright colour, part og. An immensely rare stamp with just 9 examples in private hands, two of which are defective: this example believed to be the finest of the seven. Outstanding and spectacular. Cert. BPA (2007) Gi = £ 30'000.rnProvenance: Collection T.A. Hall, Oct 1964; Collection John Gartner, RL, Zurich, 26 April 1979, lot 409; Collection "Austin" (John DuPont), SG, London, 9 May 1985; Collection Lord Vestey, Spink, London, May 2015, lot 360.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 15,000 CHF
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