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Lot# 6659 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 6659 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 deep bright red-brown (brighter than the shade approved for issue in 1905 for the 2 s. 6 d. value), fresh and very 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 2040.rnrnNote: The above Proof was first recorded by Fred J. Melville as early as 1909.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700 CHF