NIGER COAST 1894 SG45/50 Proof

Stock Code: P167008818

1894 (1 Jan) set of 6 to 1s (as type 13, with "OIL RIVERS" obliterated), printer's samples in unissued colours (from special plates of 9), each in a IMPERFORATE BLOCK OF FOUR, affixed to four pieces of card from a sample book, with the 2d and 5d on individual pieces and the ½d + 2½d and 1d + 1s on two further pieces. Small printed labels in the sequence "S.T.481" (½d) to "S.T. 486" (1s) appear above each block, with "S.T." believed to stand for "Stamps Timbres". The colours are violet (½d), red-brown (1d), deep blue (2d), orange-brown (2½d), carmine (5d) and green (1s), making a beautiful set, in superb condition and exceptionally rare in this original form. Neatly presented on two pages.


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