VERY FINE BLOCK OF THE 2-1/2-PENCE ROSE MAUVE FROM PLATE 10 -- INFREQUENTLY FOUND IN MULTIPLES OF THIS SIZE.
Multiples of any size are quite scarce. In order to feed collector demand, most large pieces such as this have been broken down into blocks of four. Ex Baillie. SG as four blocks of four £14,000.
FINE AND RARE BLOCK OF THE 2-1/2-PENCE ROSY MAUVE FROM THE SCARCE PLATE 17. PARTICULARLY RARE AS A MULTIPLE.
Only 5,000 sheets were printed from Plate 17 in Rosy Mauve. As a comparison to rarity, about 30,000 sheets were printed of the 2-1/2p Blue (SG 142) from Plate 17 just months after the Rosy Mauve.
Ex Baillie. SG £9,500