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  • Lot# : 4111 Tobago

    1880: De La Rue artist's Essay for the 1880 1 d. value, using the Tobago 1879 1 d. rose Revenue issue of Tobago, applied to card (90 x 112 mm.), painting out the floral rosette design in the lower half of the circular band with hand-painted "POSTAGE" picked out in Chinese white inserted. The stamp signed off as accepted in red manuscript in margin of the adhesive, the card handstamped '2 JUL 80' at upper right in red. Some aging as to be expected, a remarkable and extremely rare Essay: unique.rnProvenance: Collection Arthur Beach.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400 CHF