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Lot# 5094 - Auction 291-297

  • Lot# : 5094 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. deep full blue, pl. 1, lettered PC-PE, a used horizontal strip of three, with good to large margins all round but first stamp shaved at left and the strip creased between PC and PD, cancelled by "WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE" Maltese Crosses in black. An extraordinarily rare usage of this Cross on the 2 d. value - the largest recorded multiple of the 2 d. value with this rare Maltese Cross and most attractive. Signed Proschold Gi = £ 30'000.rnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons Merkur, Frankfurt, 1974; Collection Major-General Sir Leonard Atkinson, Christie's, London, 16 Nov 1990.
    Starting bid : 3,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800.00 CHF