Lot 60093 – New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND 1872 (UNUSED) SG138

NEW ZEALAND

1872 2d vermilion, no wmk, perf 12 1/2, right marginal block of 30, from the top three rows of the sheet (R1-3/3-12), with most stamps in the top row showing evidence of damage to the plate caused by overheating during printing, very fresh color with virtually full o.g. (16 stamps unmounted), centre row with horizontal crease (barely apparent) and a few inconsequential imperfections, nevertheless in a remarkable state of preservation for such a multiple, a rare and impressive showpiece, ex Charles Lathrop Pack (Harmer Rooke NY 7/5/46, lot 366), on his original page

SG 138

1872 2d vermilion, no wmk, perf 12½, right marginal block of 30 (10×3), from the top three rows of the sheet (R1-3/3-12), with most stamps in the top row showing evidence of damage to the plate caused by overheating during printing, very fresh colour with virtually full o.g. (16 stamps unmounted). Centre row with horizontal crease (barely apparent) and a few inconsequential impeferctions, nevertheless in a remarkable state of preservation for such a multiple. A rare and impressive showpiece, ex Charles Lathrop Pack (Harmer Rooke NY 7/5/46, lot 366), on his original page.
Estimate 1’700 – 2’800 EUR
Auction date Thu 6 Jun 2019 at 18:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Sold for EUR 1’900