Lot# 3613 - Auction 227-233
Stamp Duty 1879: Die Proof for 5 s. value in pale brown on cream wove paper, 34 x 40 mm., engraved by Arthur Williams of Sands & MacDougall, typographed at the Victorian Stamp Printer's. Unfinished State of the Die with letters 'J' and 'L' missing from the left and right of the 'Victoria Stamp Duty' frame, these letters standing for Charles Jackson and Ludwig Lang who designed much of the 1879 Stamp Duty series. Seven Die Proofs are recorded of this value of which three are in this colour, see Geoff Kellow 'Stamps of Victoria' page 241. Scarce and most attractive.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 200 CHF
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