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Lot# 6190 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 6190 Cape of Good Hope

    1891: De La Rue Appendix sheet 'A' dated 'April 9th, 1891' at top, with six numbered cut-down Die Proofs in black on glazed white card, each with different "2½d." value tablet hand-painted in black on Chinese white, each initialled in red below each Proof. De La Rue wished to proceed with design number 5 on the Appendix sheet, the Agent-General to whom the Essays were submitted chose number 3 for the 2½ d. sage-green of June 1892. Illustrated in the 'De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 2455. A remarkable and unique page.rnrnProvenance: 'Rectangular Issues', Spink, Sept 2007, lot 48.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,000 CHF