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Lot# 5235 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 5235 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), the upper strip of three with Gibbons Type 9 handstamped surcharge in green, the lower strip of three with Gibbons Type 8 surcharge in vermilion; of marvellous fresh appearance merest trace of speckles from red blotting paper utilised to store the stamps on large part or unmounted og. A stunning and exceptionally rare multiple (Robson Lowe "multiples are very rare") for the connoisseur. Cert. BPA (1973) Gi = £ 3'000++.rnProvenance: Collection Renato Mondolfo RDP.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 10,500 CHF