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Greek Investment Stamp - ONE OF A KIND - ELLLNIKH?
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Greek Investment Stamp - ONE OF A KIND - ELLLNIKH?


Greece, 1912-13, 1L of Lithographic Issue, overprint in carmine reading up, Greek Administration, with a unique kind of variety..... ELLLNIKH instead of ELLHNIKH. In superb mm condition.

This particular overprint has many varieties, but this type of variety, with 3x LLL, is UNIQUE, meaning this is the only one! A one of a kind stamp?  Yes, it is.

This stamp was put on a renowned auction in Europe in 1988, at that time, 23 years ago, selling as LOT NUMBER 42456 , it fetched R70 000.00 but was not sold although there were quite a few bids because it did not reach the reserve price. This I do have proof of as per the auction catalogue which I have scanned...... which also serves again as proof of it's authenticity as it was verified as genuine by the expert committee before been placed on auction (quite obviously the large & renowned auction houses do not deal in fakes).

Note the original receipt which I have scanned, top clearly showing name of auction house, estimate, start price & reserve.......middle section where you can see LOT NUMBER 42456..........once again this serves as proof of its authenticity as it was put on this auction with our surname (which I have covered not only due to not wanting to show my address etc but because this would go against BoB rules), they bought it back for us as it did not reach our reserve price and it has been in our possession ever since.........the stamp I am selling is most certainly the stamp advertised and advertised as such.

If in any doubt about this feel free to contact Bid or Buy and request to see the original receipt in its entirety which I shall then scan to them.

I have scanned the front page of the auction catalogue in which this item was included (which is included with this stamp) also the list of the expert committee, note there was a Greek expert available at this time who dealt with all the Greek material & obviously at the risk of repeating myself, this stamp was certified as genuine or it would never have been placed on any auction whatsoever by this reputable auction house.

Please note that the price of other known overprint varieties of the same issue has increased from 140EU in 1988 to 2300EU & more in 1999 so the asking price of this stamp is very reasonable.

I am selling this stamp for what I believe to be a give away price of R290000.00/ 30000.00 EUROS.

I have also included a scan of the catalogue that this stamp was featured in.

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Hi voldermort,
Can the stamp be viewed before purchasing?Or can you supply a certificate of authenticity through the bid or buy system?
UPDATED: 09 Oct 11:29
Hi Sam,
Thank you for your prompt answer.
I will have a look at the additional information.
Ian - Asked by Discreet User
08 Oct 22:15 
Thanks for the query.
Although I have no problem with viewing of stamp, Bid or Buy might have....see section 2.2 of Listing Policy.
However I have added a bit more information to the ad in regards to this stamp, note that original receipt serves as certificate of authenticity for this stamp.
09 Oct 11:00 

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