CEYLON 1899 SG257 Proof

Stock Code: P212014383

1899 (12 Jan) 3c unadopted colour trials x 2 (from a series of eight prepared to enable colour selection for the 1899-1900 75c value), respectively in yellow & blue-green and brown & carmine, imperforate on unwmkd paper. Former with insignificant blemishes, still a striking and very rare pair. [For the Appendix, submitted 12 Jan 1899 as a colour scheme for four new values, see "The De La Rue Collection" p. 2531, and Easton's "De La Rue History", pp. 619-20. ]


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