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Lot# 5226 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 5226 Niger Coast Protectorate

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    Issued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'Half / Penny' in green on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, an unused se-tenant block of six (3 x 2) corner marginal from the top right of sheet, the upper strip of three and fourth and sixth stamps with Gibbons Type 8 handstamped surcharge in green, the fifth stamp in the block  with Gibbons Type 9 surcharge in vermilion (just 22 stamps surcharged thus); of marvellous fresh appearance, large part og. with the stamps unmounted og. Some ink notations in margin on reverse but an outstanding and exceptionally rare multiple (Robson Lowe "multiples are very rare") for the connoisseur. Cert. BPA (1973) Gi = £ 9'750++.rnProvenance: Collection Renato Mondolfo RDP.
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 10,500 CHF