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Auction: 18054 - The 'Hermione' Collection of France, 1849-1950
Lot: 30

1849-50 First Issue
20c. dark blue, so called "Marquelet", never issued, the stupendous, marginal horizontal block of eight, its extraordinary freshness being worthy of remark, as well as its intense shade, with ample even margins on three sides, to the shape of the sheet at left and consequently being enormous, mint and lightly hinged. Of great visual impact, representing a very rare multiple. Signed Calves. Spink Maury 8c, €34,500+. Photo

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