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Lot 20124
Mauritius » 1859 Lapirot Issue » Retouched Plate
Price realised
50’000 GBP
Estimate
60’000 – 80’000 GBP
Auction date
Tue 30 Jun 2020 at 14:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:

THE UNIQUE “MAURITUIS” ERROR IN PAIR

1859 Lapirot 2d blue from the RETOUCHED PLATE with “MAURITUIS” error of spelling on the right stamp of a used pair, position 7-8 on the plate, with good to huge margins, neat target cancels leaving the variety clear, corner crease at top right clear of design and vert. crease between the stamps, a spectacular and unique error, one of the major rarities of Mauritius (SG £130’000)

Provenance: Hiroyuki Kanai, November 1993 (Lot 198)

Edward M. Gilbert, June 2006 (Lot 878)

Expertise: Cert. BPA (1994)

Catalogue reference: SG 39ab
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