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Lot# 3098 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 3098 Bahamas

    1901/11: Queen's Staircase, De La Rue Plate Proof for 1 d. black & red imperforate on wmk. Crown CC paper (inverted), a corner marginal block of four showing marginal lines, circles at top left and the printer's guide cross, Frame Plate 2, Vignette Plate 2. Some creasing and almost certainly from a printer's Trial sheet, without gum. Rare and most unusual.rnNote: A sheet in similar format was apparently discovered in 1949, the combination of Frame and vignette both from Plate 2 only occurs on the stamps watermarked Multiple Crown CA. The lower left corner block from this sheet is shown in the 'Staircase' collection, lot 314.rnProvenance: Collection 'Abaco', Grosvenor, London, 22 June 2010, lot 167.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF