STOCKHOLMIA 2019 Private Treaty Sale



Lot 34



France, 1946, Inauguration of the Postal Museum (Scott B92, B205. Maury 446, 753), boxed presentation set of special proofs comprising the 1939 40c + 60c Honoré's "The Letter" (B92): Artist's die proofs (2) in black and in vermilion; deluxe proofs (3) in bright violet and two in the issued colors, one with remarque in margin; and an imperforate sheet of 25; and the 1946 2f + 3f Chardin's "The Letter" (B205): Artist's die proofs (2) in black on greenish and in blue on yellowish; deluxe proofs (3) in deep vermilion on blue and two in the issued color, one with remarque in margin; and an imperforate sheet of 25; plus two collective proofs: one large format (approximately 11" x 7"), imperforate, the other in a small format, perforated. Also included are several large decorative engravings made for the occasion. As for condition, the box itself has some minor wear and spotting, but the contents are all clean and Very Fine, the imperforate sheets being never hinged. A fabulous presentation.

Price: $9,500; £7,450; €8,085; 95,000 SEK; HK$74,100.

 


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