1887 4d Green and Brown Striking Book Pieces

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1884 Essay

Oct 30, Nov 2 1884 120 leads of each, “Expl” (Experimental)

Wiseman F33a

History: De La Rue Archives; Robson Lowe 16th Dec 1976, lot 1245, realised £160; “Aureum” (Stanley Gibbons Feb 2016, item 284, £3’250); Stanley Gibbons 2019 £2’000
Aug 28 (1885) 200 leads of each, “Expl” (Experimental)

Wiseman F33b (originally with piece below)

History: De La Rue Archives; Robson Lowe 16th Dec 1976, lot 1244, realised £170; “Aureum” (Stanley Gibbons Feb 2016, item 281, £3’250); Stanley Gibbons 2019 £2’000
Sep 26 (1885) 20 leads

Wiseman F33b  (originally with piece above)

History: De La Rue Archives; Robson Lowe 16th Dec 1976, lot 1243, realised £110;
Oct 9, 10 (1885)

 

2 formes, 200 from each forme

Wiseman F33c

History: De La Rue Archives; Robson Lowe 16th Dec 1976, lot 1242, est £150 (unsold); Ex Aureum (Staney Gibbons Feb 2016, item 282, £1’600);

 

Accepted Design

Mar 25 1886 Duty master plate O1 Ex Aureum £2250
Undated H3/755, no writing, separated from 2d piece of 3 April 1886 (plate 3/753), presently lost (not offered in the Robson Lowe 16th Dec 1976 sale of the De La Rue Archive), from about 20 April
May 19 (1886) H4/777 1887 4d de la rue striking book die proof Cavendish sale 641 lot 285 realised £200 plus commission
Jun 2 1886 H5-7
July 7-16 (1886) Duty master plates O2, O3 (1886), “16” looks like “11” which was a Sunday Ex Aureum £1250
Nov 22 1886 H8-11
Dec 23 (1886) H12-14 Ex Aureum £1250
Aug 29 (1887) Duty master plates O4 and 9d O2
Oct 17 1887 Duty master plates O5 and 9d O3
Dec 4, 11, 16 1889 Repairs (4.12), 35/909 (11.12), 36/910 (16.12), “Dec” has been read as “Oct”  1887 4d de la rue striking book piece  Lady Mairi Bury, Sotheby’s, November 2010, lot 1758, sold £1’080
May 23 (1890) 37/917 Ex Aureum £1150

References:

  1. The De La Rue Collection” by Frank L. Walton
  2. “The De La Rue Years 1878-1910 Volume 2” by W. A. Wiseman
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