No Longer Available - GB 1870 SGDP59 Essay

Stock Code: G1564585

1870 ½d Hand drawn essay. Very fine composite essay by Perkins Bacon, using an engraved head similar to that used on Candian stamps with a hand drawn frame on white wove paper (46x 46mm) numbered "4" and endorsed at base "Messrs Perkins & Co.". Extremely rare, nineteen designs were originally produced six of which are in the Royal philatelic collection, of the remainder only three or four appear to have survived. A magnificent exhibition piece Illustrated in "The Line Engraved Halfpenny" by Messenger Fig.3 and front cover. 1994 RPS Cert.


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