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Lot 70082 – Greece » Large Hermes Heads » 1861 Paris print

ONE OF ONLY THREE SUCH BLOCKS RECORDED: 5L yellow green mint block of eight with plate flaw

ONE OF ONLY THREE SUCH BLOCKS RECORDED

5L yellow green mint block of eight, close to large margins, positions 41-44/51-54 with position 43 showing plate flaw “white line at the bottom of the neck”, normal gum wrinkles, brilliantly fresh vivid colour, superbly fresh for the extraordinary block being unique with the plate flaw, only two or three mint black of eight of the Paris print 5 Lepta exist, an important exhibition item and a key piece for the connoisseur of classic stamps

Provenance: Maximus, Zachariades

Estimate 8’000 – 10’000 EUR
Auction date Thu 3 Dec 2020 at 19:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Sold for EUR 13’000