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Displaying 7 Lots in Category - Landscape - Islands
1893-1900 Makea & Torea 1½d large die proof in olive-black on wove paper (85x83mm), minor blemishes & a couple of folds well clear of the stamp impression. Ex Paul Jensen: sold for £207 at auction in 2002. [While stamp-size proofs are quite common, larger proofs such as this are rarely seen. A similar proof but in green sold for $718 at our auction of 7/2/2009]
1900-05 New Colours & Values master die proof for the rupee values with blank value tablet in black on glazed card reduced to stamp-size & affixed to a small piece from the De La Rue day book (49x54mm) endorsed "Dec 31/60 leads & six/extra" & in red "Ap 30 97" showing that the die was prepared five years before the rupee values were issued.
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1907 Large Canoes ½d to 1/- imperforate plate proof blocks of 4 in the issued colours on ungummed unwatermarked paper, vibrant colours. [Absent from John Darnell's collection. Colonel Harrie Evans' two sets of singles sold for $403 & $426 respectively at our auction of 4/5/2002] (Qty 7 blocks)
1908-09 Sultan Ali bin Hamoud stamp-size essay for a 2a value comprising the printed frame in bright blue - highlighted with Chinese white - superimposed over photographic vignette of the Sultan affixed to thin card (90x114mm), endorsed "C" & dated "July 18th 97" at upper-right, further endorsed "approved for the anna stamps down to 3:", initialled & with date h/s '25JUL197' [sic] at lower-right, some very minor/insignificant soiling that does not affect the stamp. A stunning essay! Ex De La Rue Archives and Ian Borrie. De La Rue prepared three essays, this being the approved version. However, the Zanzibar currency changed from annas to cents in early-1898, requiring amended designs.
1936 New Currency 50/- Dhow imperforate die proof in dull orange with margins 3-5mm, affixed to a small piece from the De La Rue day book which is endorsed "26 Oct 1935" & in pencil "Approved" but also with "This value was never issued". A beautiful item & a "must" for the serious KGV collector.