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  • Lot# : 3731 Leeward Islands

    1890 (Oct 31): 1 d. dull mauve & rose, a used example showing the spectacular 2.5 mm. shift of both LEEWARD ISLANDS and the 1 d. Duty Plate upwards and to the right, on cover front to Jolly Hill, tied by St. John's / Antigua cds. When one considers how many sheets of stamps that De La Rue printed, it is extraordinary how few major varieties such as this ever occurred. A fine and rare stamp - the sole recorded usage on front or cover.rnProvenance: Collection J.A.C. Farmer, Grosvenor, London, 7-8 March 2012, lot 696.rn 
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF