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Lot# 4565 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 4565 Great Britain

    1858/79: 1 d. red, pl. 89, the top and bottom of the sheet, lettered AA-AL and TA-TL, showing the full Plate Numbers at all four corners and complete italic imprints at top and at base, (possibly) sent to South Australia in 1867 together with a perforating machine from Somerset House. Paper attached to the stamps (showing ghostly impressions of South Australia 3d (?) adhesives) with manuscript "These borders are cut off one of the spoilt sheets of stamps, and is sent to show the mark "†" which is printed on the english sheets, the intersecting point of which lines is fitted onto a pin in the perforating machine at Somerset House, to secure accuracy of position, a boy does this very quickly whilst the machine is working" and contemporary pencil manuscript "Top" and "Bottom". A magnificent item of great historical interest.rnProvenance: RL, London, 12 April 1988, lot 682.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400 CHF