1900 1s Green and Carmine Die Proofs

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Head Plate

Description Image History
Endorsed at left with dates worked on the die from Jan. 24 to Feb. 5 1900, all pre-date the completion of the die, blue tick in upper right corner Ex De La Rue Archives; Ex Peter Young, Grosvenor Oct 2017 lot 1603 realised £2’000 plus commission
Date: 6 Feb 00
Inscription: “BEFORE HARDENING” handstamp
  Phillips Collection in the Postal Museum
Date: ?
Inscription: “BEFORE STRIKING” handstamp
Date: ?
Inscription: “BEFORE STRIKING” handstamp, initialled “G.F.S.” in manuscript
1900-sg214-head-plate-die-proof  Ex “Aureum”; For sale by Stanley Gibbons for £1’700
15 Feb 00
 17 Feb 00
Date: 9 Mar 00
Inscription: “AFTER STRIKING” handstamp
History: Grosvenor 19th November 2007 lot 1421 realised £780 plus commission

Frame Plate

Description Image History
Date: 6 Feb 00
Inscription: “BEFORE HARDENING” handstamp
1900-sg214-frame-plate-die-proof

1) Ex “Aureum”; For sale by Stanley Gibbons for £1’700

2) Phillips Collection in the Postal Museum

Date: 16 Feb 00
Inscription: “BEFORE HARDENING” handstamp
Date: 16 Feb 00 1900-1s-frame-plate-die-proof Ex “Aureum”; For sale by Stanley Gibbons for £1’700
25 Feb 00
Date: 25 Feb 00
Inscription: “BEFORE HARDENING” handstamp
Date: 26 Jul 00 1900-1s-frame-plate-die-proof  Ex “Aureum”; For sale by Stanley Gibbons for £1’700
Date: 26 Jul 00 1900-1s-green-and-carmine-frame-plate-die-proof History: Grosvenors 19th November 2007 lot 1422 realised £800 plus commission; Ex “Aureum”; For sale by Stanley Gibbons for £1’700
Date: 26 Jul 00
Inscription: “BEFORE HARDENING” handstamp
Date: 25 Sep 00
Inscription: “Die No. 10” in manuscript
Ex Lady Mary Buiri lot 1847; Ex Aureum, Stanley Gibbons, £1’700

Striking Book Piece

Description Image History
Striking book piece with both head and duty die proofs for the 1900 1s bi-colour issue, both proofs cut to stamp size and mounted on a large piece of card (110 x 102mm) endorsed with annotations of strikings for all plates, head, frame and repairs between 19th February 1900 and 29 March 1900 Ex De La Rue Archives & Aureum