Auction: 12012 - The Chartwell Collection - GB Line Engraved Essays, Proofs, Stamps and Covers - Part II
Lot: 30

Pre Stamp Essays Line Engraved Essays and Proofs 1840 (March) die proof in black on India paper mounted on soft white card, taken after the top and bottom labels had been engraved, with the four corner squares left blank; a remarkable and extremely rare die proof being one of only two examples in private hands. An exhibition showpiece. DP17a, £350,000 Estimate £ 180,000-200,000 provenance: "Rainbow", 1986 "Tes", October 1995 Pichai Buranasombati, March 2001

Sold for £130,000

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