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Lot# 6134 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 6134 Cape of Good Hope

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    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 1 d. deep carmine-red on wmk. CC paper with sideways watermark and 4 d. deep blue, wmk. Anchor, both stamps with large margins all round and of bright fresh colour, sharing manuscript "Specimen", believed applied by De La Rue for their own in-house records (see the article by the late Alan Drysdall in 'The London Philatelist', Jan-Feb, 2007 which accompanies the lot). A superb and rare pairing, both stamps with partial og. being unique with the manuscript "Specimen". Cert. RPSL (1966).rnrnProvenance: 1 d. wmk. CC. First offered by Robson Lowe, British Empire sale, 17 April 1963.rn                   Collection R. S. Wilkins.rn                   Collection Armand Gazel (Maria de la Queillerie), Harmers, May 1970, lot 369.rnrn6 d. bright mauve and 1 s. bright emerald-green each on wmk. Anchor paper; the three single stamps all with manuscript "Specimen" reading downwards. An exceptional group of five stamps, the subject of an article in the 'London Philatelist' (Jan-Feb, 2007) by the late Alan Drysdall RDP which is copied with the lot. No other example of the rare 1 d. with CC watermark with 'Specimen' is known to exist. Cert. RPS (1966) for 1 d. CC and 4 d. Cert. BPA (2006) for unwmk'd 1 d., Cert. BPA (2006) for 6 d. and 1 s. values.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 9,000 CHF