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Auction: 19011 - The 'Lionheart' Collection of Great Britain and British Empire - Part IX
Lot: 95

(x) Ceylon
1912-25 Issue
1000r. purple on red upper-right corner marginal example with plate number, unmounted mint; the stamp has been cut from the sheet to leave huge margins all around. Very fresh, well centred and bright colours. An exceptionally fine example of this great rarity. Friedl Certificate (1983). S.G. 323, £35,000. Photo

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Sale 19011 Notices
Estimate re-stated as £20,000-24,000