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Lot# 4214 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 4214 Cape of Good Hope

    1901: Edwardian Issue, the ½ d. to 1 s. set of eight stamp size Essays by De La Rue in close to the issued designs, Imperforate on presentation cards (88 x 112 mm.), the head-plate printed on each, the surrounds hand-painted, with the ½ d. hand painted in two shades of green and lettering and value picked out in Chinese white; the 1 d. in carmine with frame printed from the 1893 ‘Hope’ issue and the value hand-painted in carmine; the 2 d. hand painted in two shades of purple and lettering picked out in Chinese white; 2½ d. printed in ultramarine; 3 d. in brown hand painted with lettering and value picked out in Chinese white; 4 d. in deep blue hand painted with lettering and value picked out in Chinese white; 6 d. in crimson hand painted with lettering and value picked out in Chinese white; 1s. olive-green with lettering and value picked out in Chinese white. Each card dated at top right “Nov 7th 01” in ink. Similar examples are illustrated in the ‘De La Rue Collection’ edited by Frank Walton RDP on pages 2466 and 2467. A splendid assembly of great beauty and rarity. Unique.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 627; ‘Rectangular Issues’, Spink, Sept 2007, lot 66.rn 
    Starting bid : 10,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 15,000.00 CHF