|Realisation Price||5,250.00 AUD|
Phoenix Auctions: 1861 6d Black Woodblock Perf 12: Lot 119: 6d Black block of 15 reconstructed from a block of 9 [Pos 38-40,43-45,48-50], block of 4 [Pos 41-42,46-47] and a pair [Pos 36-37] SG #102. Few stain spots on reverse, some of which show through to the face, but condition is generally very fine. The piece has an official knife slit between the 2nd and 3rd columns to correct an off-centre line of perforations, and traces of the marginal imprint appear along the base, Cat £4,825++. The block of 9 is Ex Lee, Purves and Perry and is the largest recorded multiple, The block of 4 (Ex Burrus) is one of only two known, the other being in the Royal Collection. The premier surviving piece of this very difficult stamp. If this lot is unsold it will be re-offered as its individual components in the next three lots.