Lot# 658 - Auction 234-243
1901: De La Rue Essay for the 1 d. value, with photographic head-plate and printed Crown; GIBRALTAR at top, the frame and POSTAGE & REVENUE, decoration and Duty Plate all hand-painted in black 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 the Key Plate design as issued. Unique and splendid unadopted Essay.rnrnProvenance: Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, lot 798a.rn Collection Paul Kayfetz.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 950 CHF
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