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Lot# 6164 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 6164 Cape of Good Hope

    1880/1902: Two pages from the De La Rue printer’s archive, with first showing stamps as issued (12) during the period with manuscript dates in ink alongside, and, in addition, 1880 THREE PENCE on 4 d. pale dull rose optd. SPECIMEN in black, 1882 2 d. pale bistre imperf. at base and 3 d. pale claret imperforate each optd. CANCELLED in black, 1884 ½ d. black Imperforate and overprinted CANCELLED in black, second page with six stamps as issued and 6 d. reddish purple optd. CANCELLED in black. Illustrated in the ‘De La Rue Collection’ edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 2447. A remarkable insight into the printer’s methods and very rare.rn 
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF