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Lot# 5239 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 5239 Niger Coast Protectorate

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    Issued at Old Calabar 1893 (Dec): 'HALF / PENNY' in vermilion on Great Britain 2½ d. purple on blue, an unused example, with Gibbons Type 10 handstamped surcharge in vermilion, of fresh colour, two slightly blunted perforations mentioned for full accuracy only at right, tiny wrinkle and merest trace of speckles from red blotting paper utilised to store the stamps on large part og., which pale into insignificance when one considers that there were only 6 examples issued, one of which is housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A great rarity of British Colonial philately. Signed A. Diena. Cert. BPA (1973) Gi = £ 9'000.rnProvenance: Collection Renato Mondolfo RDP.
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,500 CHF