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Lot# 5155 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 5155 Lagos

    1874: 1 d. bright lilac-mauve, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, an unused example overprinted CANCELLED in black (Samuel Type D6), without gum. Extremely rare, between 1 and 6 examples are recorded of the first issue with the 'Cancelled' overprint, probably utilised as file copies by De La Rue: see "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP page 4509 for similar examples and lot 1510 of the Colonel Danson sale.rnProvenance: Collection H.G. Porter; Collection R.B. Sanderson, RL, London, 17 April 1980.rn                    
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF