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Lot# 1632 - Auction 244-249

  • Lot# : 1632 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 2, lettered HE-HF/IE-IF, a used block of four in a pale matt shade, with good all round with HF just touched at right, scissor cut between HF/IF and a minor bend on left hand stamps not affecting the dramatic appearance in any way; lightly cancelled by individual strikes of the Maltese Cross in black. An extremely rare block - large multiples, especially from Plate 2, are great rarities Gi DS8 = £ 32'000.rnrnProvenance: RL, London, 1 June 1949, lot 237.rn                        RL, London, 10 May 1966, lot 156.rn                        Collection John O. Griffiths, RL, London, 27 June 1985, lot 4224.rn                        Phillips, London, 9 June 1988, lot 210.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200 CHF