Losnr. 1507 - 227.-233. Auktion
1859 (April 23): 4 d. dull rose, wmk. Star on white wove paper used with 1859 6 d. purple-brown on 1860 cover from Colombo to Kingston, Surrey endorsed 'via Marseilles'. The 4 d. with enormous margins for this stamp, of fresh vivid colour, the 6 d. overlapped but with large margins all round, cancelled by bold strike of bars obliterator in black. Reverse with COLOMBO / POST PAID cds in red (Jan 16) and London arrival cds (Feb 18) in black. An exceptional and most attractive cover: if not the most famous, probably the finest of all the known 4 d. covers. Delightful. Signed W.E.Lea. Cert. BPA (1958).rnProvenance: Collection Alfred H. Caspary, Feb 1958; Collection Dr. Chin Chang Cheung, May 1961; Collection Donald C. Grey, June 1962; Collection Lars Amundsen, Dec 1967.
Zuschlag : 46.000 CHF
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