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Lot# 665 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 665 Gibraltar

    1901: De La Rue Essay for the 2 s. / £ 1 values, with photographic head-plate and printed Crown; GIBRALTAR at top, the frame and POSTAGE & REVENUE, decoration all hand-painted in black, pale blue and Chinese white with pencil perforation surround, Duty Plate left blank, on thick card with frame for presentation purposes. Marked "C"at upper left and dated "AUGUST 8-1901" in ink at upper right. The file copy illustrated in 'The De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 3265. Minor aging on the 'perforations' but a unique and important Essay.rnrnProvenance: Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, lot 801.rn                   Collection Paul Kayfetz.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400 CHF