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Auction: 23016 - The 'Lionheart' Collection of Great Britain and British Empire- Part XVI
Lot: 1004

(x) Great Britain
1855 1d. red-brown on cream paper, Die II, Alphabet III, Plate 25: a block of four lettered GE-HF, variety imperforate, unused without gum, diagonal pressed crease at left; scarce and in a lovely fresh shade. Specialised C8h, £12,000+

Plate 22 was used for an experiment on Neale's steam press and was ungummed. One sheet now cut up, survives. Imperforate stamps from Plate 25 exist in a different shade to those of Plate 22 , but the source of these is uncertain.

Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

£2,000 to £3,000