Auction: 12012 - The Chartwell Collection - GB Line Engraved Essays, Proofs, Stamps and Covers - Part II
Lot: 136

1840 One Penny Black Plate III Unused SD-TI, the magnificent mint block of twelve (6x2) from the foot of the sheet with inscription "Sheet. Place the Labels above the Addrefs and towards the right hand side of the Letter; in Wetting" and with good to large margins other sides, original gum and with seven remaining unmounted mint, heavy vertical creases affecting SD-TD and SI-TI, some lighter and insignificant creases affecting the remaining examples; fantastic appearance and one of the most significant mint multiples of the famous "Penny Black" this being the largest mint multiple of plate three in private hands Estimate £ 400,000-500,000

Sold for £280,000

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