CEYLON 1876 Revenue Stamp Duty: 500r bistre and 1000r rose used Local SPECIMEN

Stock Code: P223007908

Stamp Duty: 1876 500r bistre and 1000r rose, Wmk CA, handstamped with local 'SPECIMEN' (Samuel type CE3) in red. Both with perf defects and small thins from careless mounting, still a remarkably rare pair of these spectacular high values we have never previously handled. Due to De La Rue's minimum order, 250 and 236 sheets were delivered of each value, with a total face value of £4.5 million, a quantity sufficient for 750 years(!) of consumption. As a result, 244½ and 232 sheets respectively were surcharged as lower values, leaving just 5½ and 4 sheets left of each available for use.

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CEYLON 1876 Revenue Stamp Duty: 500r bistre and 1000r rose used Local SPECIMEN - $790.27*


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