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  • Lot# : 4704 Great Britain

    1887: 2 d. grey-green & carmine, a perforated Essay with the Duty tablet with solid back ground rather than the issued horizontal lined background, affixed to piece and cancelled by complete strike of (Alexandria, Egypt) "BO1" Trial cancellation in black. Exceedingly rare, the Karl Louis Card Index has only one more Essay with solid Duty Plate recorded in used condition, erroneously listed in Gibbons as the issued stamp which it very definitely is not Gi K30 = £ 2'000.rnProvenance: Collection Joseph Silkin, Harmers 14-16 June 1971, lot 655; Collection Jeffrey K. Weiss, RL, London, 17 Dec 1996, lot 75.rn 
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF