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  • Lot# : 3775 Montserrat

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    Stamps of Antigua Overprinted 1876/83: 6 d. blue-green, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14, an unused block of four, marginal from top of sheet, showing the re-entry on lower right stamp on first "A" of ANTIGUA, of superb deep colour with two minor gum bends of absolutely no significance, part og. with the lower pair superb og. A very rare stamp, believed to have been just one sheet printed, possibly as a Colour Trial (see Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia page 85) and abandoned due to the 'Montserrat' not being clearly seen on the blue-green background. Exceptional with just three multiples recorded. Cert. RPSL (1961) Gi = £ 5'200+.rnProvenance: Collection H. Douglas Bessemer, Harmers, London, 14-15 Feb 1963, lot 235; Collection Lars Amundsen, SG, London, 6-8 Dec 1967, lot 237; Collection Claude Cartier, SG, London, 21 April 1977, lot 45.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,800 CHF