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Lot# 656 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 656 Gibraltar

    1901: De La Rue Essay for the 1 d. value, with photographic head-plate and printed Crown; GIBRALTAR POSTAGE, the frame, decoration and Duty Plate all hand-painted in black, pale blue and Chinese white with pencil perforation surround, on thick card. Four Essays were submitted to the Crown Agents in August 1901 and sent on to the Gibraltar Government, who replied to De La Rue on January 16, 1902 selecting this Key Plate design but with the proviso that '& REVENUE' be added. Unique and splendid Essay.rnrnProvenance: Collection Paul Kayfetz.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF