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lot # 4002 - brit. colonies st. helena

Friday Nov 24, 2023 09:00 Europe/Zurich

Recess by Perkins Bacon 1856 (Jan 1): 6 d. blue, wmk. Large Star, an unused block of six, of fine fresh colour, large margins all round with portions of adjoining stamps at top and at base, fresh and fine, part to large part og. Illustrated in "St. Helena" by Edward Hibbert on page viii in colour. A famous and spectacular multiple - without doubt the finest and largest recorded unused block of the Number One Gi = £ 3'300++.rnrnProvenance: Collection Arthur Hind, Harmers, London, 11-14 June 1934, lot 701; Collection Cecil Donne (purchased at Harmers, London, 1962); Collection Renato Mondolfo.rn                    

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