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  • Lot# : 3999 St. Vincent

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    1916/18: De La Rue overprint WAR STAMP on 1 d. carmine-red, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an imperforate Proof block of four, slightly disturbed large part og. Extremely rare, just one block of six was printed thus as a special printing and retained in the De La Rue records. A single from the original block was in the Peter Jaffé collection. See 'War Tax Stamps' by John G.M. Davis page 307 where this block is illustrated. Unique. Cert. RPSL (1968).rnProvenance: Collection Murray-Stephenson, Harmer Rooke, London, 22 Jan 1965; Harmers, London, 3 Jan 1968, lot 796.rn 
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800 CHF