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lot # 2103 - brit. colonies Gibraltar

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1902: De La Rue Essay for the 1 d. value, with photographic head-plate and printed Crown; GIBRALTAR at top, the frame and POSTAGE & REVENUE, decoration and Duty Plate all hand-painted in black, pale blue and Chinese white with pencil perforation surround, on thick card. This Essay was submitted upon request (Jan 16, 1902) by the Governor of Gibraltar for a 'special' 1 d. design. It was turned down by the Colonial Office on February 27 because of the additional costs. Illustrated in 'The De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton on page 3265. Unique and splendid unadopted Essay.rnrnProvenance:  RL, Basel VI, 7 April 1978, lot 2334; Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, lot 799; Collection Paul Kayfetz.rnrn 
Catalogue 244: Europe & Overseas

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