1891-1904 Issue (SG Type 11 Overprint) Essays

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De La Rue prepared six sets of essays. The sets comprised the 1d, 2d, 4d and 6d values as issued and also 1/2d and 3d values. One set marked “Cancelled” in manuscript, was retained by the company. Another set was marked with an ink tick of official approval. The essays of the issued values cannot be distinguished from the issued stamps.

Ex De La Rue Archives

Ex Holmes

Ex Holmes

Cert. RPS (1969)
History: John Inglefied-Watson collection (Spink October 2007 lot 1081 sold for £1’200 plus commission)