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Stamp of Great Britain » Line Engraved Essays, Plate Proofs, Colour Trials and Reprints 1840 1d Rainbow trial (state 3), complete sheet of 12 impressions printed in dull blue on white wove gummed paper
Lot 60084
Great Britain » Line Engraved Essays, Plate Proofs, Colour Trials and Reprints
Price realised
19’000 GBP
Estimate
20’000 – 25’000 GBP
Auction date
Fri 17 Jun 2022 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:

1840 1d Rainbow trial (state 3), complete sheet of 12 impressions printed in dull blue on white wove gummed paper, the lower left endorsed in the hand of Edwin Hill “Sup. Specimens No. 2”, very rare exhibition showpiece being one of two recorded sheets in private hands on gummed paper (this example endorsed “2” with another single sheet known to exist endorsed “No 1”, listed but not priced in SG), ex Atkinson and Baillie.

Catalogue reference: S.G. DP20C(b)