SARAWAK 1869 SG1 Proof

Stock Code: P201006095

1869 "Sir James Brooke" 3c, type 1, ENGRAVED PROOF printed from the original die, in orange-brown on orange surface-coloured wove, perf 12. An extraordinary item of the highest interest, importance and rarity, submitted as an advance specimen to the Sarawak authorities. Superb condition and highly attractive, surely the finest of the few known examples, as the others we have been able to trace (mostly obliterated rather than "unused") are all faulty to some degree. None has actually passed through our hands, in the past 40 years, despite its being the essential introduction and frontispiece to any Sarawak collection. [With normal issued stamp (lithographed in brown on yellow, and perf 11) for comparison. See the long-standing footnote in Part I, in place since early times.]


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