Malta 1872(c.) ½d yellow-buff imperforate plate proof, SG10

SKU: JP2403

Price:
Sale price£3,500
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Description

Malta 1872(c.) ½d yellow-buff imperforate plate proof in thick glazed wove, overprinted 'CANCELLED' (type D7), SG10.

A magnificent block of 12 (6x2) being the bottom two rows of the lower left pane showing plate number "1".

A superb and very rare positional multiple, with one of the two possible plate numbers from the one sheet believed to have existed (the other being from the upper right corner of the sheet).

Provenance: Ex Lord Vestey Collection and R.C.B. Smith.

NB. A corner block of 8 with part inscription realised £2,604 at auction in July 2014.

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