CEYLON 1957 SG448/65 Proof redrawn inscriptions from Courvoisier archive
Stock Code: P201003567
1957 Courvoisier colour separation proofs for the eleven photogravure values of the 1958-62 'redrawn inscriptions' definitive set to 10r, the unique archival record beautifully presented on six specially printed numbered (316-21) and dated (9.10.57 or 6.1.58) album pages, comprising a total of 63 imperforate essays and proofs. Typically in groups of three (separate frame and vignette and complete design), with the exception of the first 85c and 10r in groups of four (where the country names and/or values were added in a further operation) and the second 50c (one proof only). The first three pages show unadopted designs for ten values (without the 6c), with small numerals and lacking 'CENTS' or 'Rs' in English, whereas the fourth to sixth pages show proofs of all eleven values with the numerals and inscriptions as issued. A fascinating series, in superb condition and highly important.
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