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Lot# 3472 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 3472 Virgin Islands

    1883 (Jan-Feb): De La Rue Proofs for the Keyplate design with ½ d. dull green, ½ d. rose (as used for 1 d. value) and ½ d. ultramarine (as used for 2½ d. value), all Imperforate on watermarked paper applied to cards ex the De La Rue archives, each overprinted CANCELLED in black (Samuel Type D7). For similar examples see "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP page 6506. Rare and very attractive, an important group.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 6-7 July 2005, lot 2094.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF