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Lot# 6657 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 6657 Papua New Guinea

    1901: De La Rue working Die Proof in deep black of the vignette only inset on surfaced paper (63 x 61 mm.), with manuscript at top "British New Guinea", dated on the Proof "11 - 21 Jan 1901" and again dated at base "19 Jan" in pencil, with small blue crayon tick of approval at right. Cleaned from necessity at lower right but a beautiful and extremely rare Proof for the connoisseur of the issue.rnrnProvenance: Collection Tom Belknap (1987).rn                   Collection Peter Troy, Prestige, Belgrave, 28 July 2009, lot 2034.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold