Lot 80002
Mauritius » 1848-59 Post Paid Issue » Earliest Impressions (SG 3-5)
Price realised
70’000 GBP
30’000 – 50’000 GBP
Auction date
Thu 7 Dec 2017 at 11:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Stunning Unused Marginal Example of the Earliest Impression 1848-59 Post Paid 1d orange-vermilion on thick yellowish, earliest impression, extraordinary corner example with sheet margins, deep impression with all shading lines present, position 12 on the sheet, brilliant unused, trace of shallow thinning on reverse at one corner, most desirable with maximum margins and the only unused corner marginal single we can trace (there exists a corner block of four), a key piece of the issue with very few unused known. Note: The stamp shows part of the lightly inked edge of the plate at foot, as a faint orange line. Provenance: Dale Lichtenstein 1968 (a mention of crease at that sale is actually part of the inked impression of the plate edge at foot) and Chartwell 2011
Catalogue reference: 3