No Longer Available - LEEWARD ISLANDS 1890 Essay

Stock Code: P167002586

1890 (24 Mar) 4d artist's essay, comprising the 1879 General Keyplate (die I) printed in purple on unwmkd paper, perf 14, with country name and value tablet HANDPAINTED in orange, and affixed to small piece. Prepared at the request of the Crown Agents to act as a comparison with the Universal "POSTAGE & REVENUE" Keyplate submitted by De La Rue as the basis for the 1890 (31 Oct) issue. Very fine and important, ex De La Rue archives. [See "The De La Rue Collection", Vol. 4, pp 4525, 4528]


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