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Lot# 4506 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 4506 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1b, lettered AD, an unused example with large margins all round and full sheet margin at top with imprint "Sheet. Place the..", a remarkable and particularly lovely early impression, fresh and very fine but for minor gum bend not apparent on face and large part og. An exceptional example of this iconic stamp in wonderfully fresh condition. Cert. BPA (1981) Gi AS5= £ 12'000.rnProvenance: Collection 'Magnificent', Harmers, London, 24-25 April 1950, lot 17, when in a marginal strip of eight of which this was the second stamp; Harmers, London, 18-20 Nov 1968, lot 74. As a single stamp, the strip having been cut up.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 13,500 CHF