1887 4d Green and Brown Die Proofs

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Unaccepted Head Background

Description Image Qty Known to Me History
Date: Undated 1 Ex Chartwell (Spink Oct 2011 lot 952 realised £280 plus commission)

 

Unaccepted Duty Frame (Die 1a)

Description Image Qty Known to Me History
Date: 21 Jan 86
Inscribed: After Hardening
Date: 17 Feb 86
Inscribed: Before Hardening
3 Ex “Verus” (SG £2’500, later reduced to £1’800)
Date: 17 Mar 86
Inscribed: Before Hardening
Date: 17 Feb 86
Inscribed: After Hardening
Date: 18 Feb 86
Inscribed: After Hardening
Date: 17 Mar 86

Composite proof of the unadopted design for duty plate with speckled background, cut to stamp size and mounted on buff card (50 x 42mm) with head plate cut to size and hinged in place. Endorsed in red manuscript on reverse “4d Die Chgd 17 Mar 86”

1 Ex “Aureum” (SG £1’750)
Date: 20 Mar 86

 

Accepted Duty Frame (Die 1b)

Date: Undated

Essay with value omitted, background of duty tablets with straight lines

1 Ex “Aureum” (Stanley Gibbons Feb 2016 £2’200)
Date: 8 June 86
Inscribed: Before Hardening
1 Ex “Aureum” (SG £2’200, later reduced to £1’800)

 

Head Die

Date: 16 Feb 86
Inscribed: Before Hardening
2 1) Ex Chartwell (Spink Oct 2011 lot 9533 realised £550 plus commission); SG 2019 £1’000

2) Ex Aureum

Date: 18 Mar 86
Inscribed: After Hardening
Date: 20 Mar 86
Date: 6 Sep 87
Inscribed: After Striking
Initialled “C.S”.
Date: 28 Nov 89
Inscribed: After Striking
Initialled “G.F.S”.
1 Ex “Aureum” (Stanley Gibbons Feb 2016 £1’600)

 

Marginal Rules

Unique pair of sunken die proofs, the head plate proof endorsed “DIVISION LEAD OF THE OUTER LINE” with marginal line in black set wide and the duty plate proof with marginal line in red set close and endorsed “THE RED TO BE MADE UP BY CUTTING THE EDGE ON THE DIVISION LEADS OF THE INNER LINE DOWN TO THE SAME PLANE AS THE LINE” with an additional 4d as issued alongside with marginal line added in brown ink. Both dated “August 19th 87” and initialled “WWD” (Warren William De La Rue)

 

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