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Lot 20114
Mauritius » 1859 Lapirot Issue » Worn Impressions (SG 39)
Price realised
48’000 GBP
Estimate
20’000 – 30’000 GBP
Auction date
Tue 30 Jun 2020 at 14:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:

THE UNIQUE UNUSED BLOCK OF THE 1859 LAPIROT 2d ISSUE

2d blue, UNUSED BLOCK OF FOUR, without gum positions 5-6/9-10, good even margins all round, negligible creases between stamps and a few small soil spots, extremely fine for this unique showpiece

A major Mauritius and world rarity

Provenance: Ferrary, April 1922, Sale III (Lot 311)

Dale-Lichtenstein, October 1969 (Lot 80)

Hiroyuki Kanai, November 1993 (Lot 181)

Expertise: Cert. David Brandon (2007)

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