Estimate: 22’000 – 25’000 GBP
Auction date: Tue 21 Sep 2021 at 11:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Auction: Great Britain Specialised Online Auction
Catalog: Great Britain & British Empire

1841 1d. red-brown on blued paper, pl. 90, lettered AA-CI, A spectacular corner marginal block of block of 27 (9 x 3), from the top left of sheet with Plate Number “90” and imprint “PRICE 1d. Per Label. 1/- Per Row of 12. £1…Per Sheet. Place the Labels ABOVE the Address and towards the RIGHT HAND SIDE of the Letter. In Wettin(g)”, Large part or unmounted mint original gum, each stamp overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 1) in black. The block showing the characteristic re-cut frames on this Plate and blind “A`s” in the first row, a superb block showing excellent vibrant colour, two vertical creases as to be expected and a few thins not affecting the magnificent appearance. Fresh and fine. An exhibition show piece. Cat. £54,000++ as singles.

Note: Illustrated in “Specimen Stamps & Postal Stationery of Great Britain” by Marcus Samuel and Alan Huggins on page 17.