Lot 80015
Rarities of the World
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Price realised
300’000 – 400’000 GBP
Auction date
Thu 7 Dec 2017 at 11:00 (Europe/Zurich)
The Only Known Combination of Both Values of the Early Impression 1848-59 Post Paid 1d orange-vermilion, early impression, position 9, used in combination with 2d dark blue, early impression, position 2, on cover to Port Louis, light circular numeral “3” of Souillac with clear despatch datestamp SP 7 1854 at left, GPO arrival for the following day, 2d with part sheet margin at top, minor crease in margin, an extraordinary usage and the only known combination of both values of the early impression. A major showpiece of this issue. Note: The only other comparable item is a cover ex Burrus with intermediate 1d and 2d from Souillac DE 18 1855). Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein (“a wonderful combination cover”) and Kanai Expertise: Cert. RPS (1968), Bühler (1979) and Brandon (2007) Estimate : € 250’000 – € 300’000
Catalogue reference: 7, 9