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Lot# 5166 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 5166 Lagos

    1886/87: De La Rue Essay for the "Doubly Fugitive" inking process, ½ d. lilac (colour of the issued 4 d.) on unwatermarked paper, perf. 14, with Duty Plate showing HALF PENNY in black, fresh and very fine unused. For a similar example, and probably the only other example, of this Essay see "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP, page 4514. Rare.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF