tradition and experience in classic philately since 1919

Lot# 6660 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 6660 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 dull sky-blue, 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 2038.rnrnNote: The above Proof was first recorded by Fred J. Melville as early as 1909.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,300 CHF