CEYLON 1898 SG254/5 Proof

Stock Code: P212014388

1898 (28 Dec) 1r50 on 2r50 unadopted colour trials x 2, in violet and brown, and 2r25 on 2r50 in carmine, imperforate on unwmkd paper. A wonderful and very rare trio, in very fine condition (the first with traces of o.g., the others large part o.g.). [For "Appendix A", submitted 28 Dec 1898, see "The De La Rue Collection" p. 2529, and Easton's "De La Rue History", pp. 619-20. These were the two original suggestions for the 1r50 value, and one of two for the 2r25. Two further suggestions for each value, including the colours subsequently adopted, were submitted 12 Jan 1899.]


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