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  • Lot# : 4534 Great Britain

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    Treasury Roulette 1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, pl. 161, lettered JG, wide "Treasury Roulette", used on 1853 cover from Puddletown to Sherborne, tied by "256" numeral obliterator of Dorchester in black. Reverse with double arc Dorchester cds in yellow and 'Puddletown' undated circular datestamp in black and Sherborne arrival cds (July 28) in yellow. Red wax seal on reverse with Crown over Man's profile. A very rare stamp on a fine if slightly soiled cover. Cert. BPA (1977) Gi B2a = £ 15`000.rnProvenance: RL, Bournemouth, 27 June 1976, lot 244; RL, London, 21-22 Feb 1977, lot 623.rnNote: A similar cover, addressed to W. Pocklington in Sherborne, bearing a Treasury Roulette lettered MF, was in the Zeev Barak collection and thereafter in the 'Daisy' collection (RL, Oct 1996, lot 628). It was mailed one month earlier.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,800 CHF