12c Black, First Design, Plate Essay on India (69-E6d; formerly 59P3).
Bottom imprint and plate no. 5 block of nine, large margins other sides to clear at right, gorgeous impression and crisp shade, couple tiny India paper translucencies as normal, some gum residue from prior hinging could no doubt be removed
VERY FINE. A RARE IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 12-CENT 1861 ISSUE FIRST DESIGN PROOF ON INDIA. A BEAUTIFUL SHOWPIECE.
This is the only plate block of the 12c First Design on India we have offered since keeping computerized records more than 20 years ago.
Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the plate block
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