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Lot# 6652 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 6652 Papua New Guinea

    1900/01: De La Rue engraved Plate Proof, imperforate on gummed unwatermarked paper without value tablet, with completed central vignette in black, marginal from left of sheet, in the un-adopted colour of pale lilac, trivial vertical crease in margin only, fresh and fine with large part og. An extremely rare and fine Trial. Unique.rnrnProvenance: Collections Bagnall (1914), Gowers (1964), Kelly (1970).rn                   Collection Peter Troy, Prestige, Melbourne, 28 July 2009, lot 2037.rnrnNote: The above Proof was first recorded by Fred J. Melville as early as 1909.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800 CHF