Sale 957 — The Islander Collection of South America, including Brazil, Buenos Aires, Chile, Colombia and Peru
Sale Date — Thursday, 5 June, 2008
Category — Brazil 1843 Bull
1843, 90r Black, Late Impression (3). 2nd Composite Plate, State C, Positions 9-12/15-18, block of eight from the bottom right corner of the pane with huge margins including sheet margins and outer framelines at lower right, four strikes of "Correio Geral da Corte 27/10/1844" circular datestamp, part of manuscript in sheet margin, some wrinkles and slight internal creasing pressed out, a few soiled spots visible after light cleaning
VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING LARGE USED BLOCK OF THE 90-REIS BULL'S EYE ISSUE. USED MULTIPLES ARE RARELY FOUND IN THIS CHOICE CONDITION.
Although a number of used blocks of the 90r Bull's Eye have survived, including a cancelled pane of 18, the condition of the large multiples is frequently unsatisfactory. This block, with only minor flaws, is certainly one of the most desirable in terms of quality.
Ex Lima. Meyer Euros 28,000 as two used blocks of four