lot # 1930 - brit. colonies Cyprus
1893 (July 26): Bicoloured De La Rue Imperforate Proof on wove paper for the Die II 9 pi. value, printed in brown with lettering hand-painted in carmine ink, large margins all round, horizontal crease not affecting the appearance of an extremely rare working Proof - The Crown Agents accepted the Proof proposal on August 20, 1893. Illustrated in 'The De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 2644. A magnificent and rare Essay: unique.
Catalogue 244: Europe & Overseas