TONGA 1897 SG38a/43b Proof

Stock Code: P178011993

1897 ½d indigo, 1d black and scarlet, 2d sepia and bistre (type II) and 2½d black and blue, imperforate plate proofs on ungummed wmkd paper, each in a horizontal pair, from the half-sheets of 30 from 1901-02 printings preserved in the De La Rue archives. The 1d (wmk inverted) from R7/4-5, the others wmk sideways and matching from R4/9-10. ½d a little toned as always, and 2d with slight crease, but most attractive. Only 15 pairs of each value possible.


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TONGA 1897 SG38a/43b Proof - £550.00

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