lot # 2144 - brit. colonies Gibraltar
1931/33: 'Rock of Gibraltar' Pictorial Issue, Die Proof of the completed design for the 1½ d. value in ultramarine (issued in red-brown), imperforate on unwatermarked cream wove paper affixed to paper ex the De La Rue archives with manuscript "Approved as a Die Proof 11/5/31" in ink above. The Die Proof was approved by the Crown Agents on the day it was submitted and returned a day later "duly accepted" by the Crown Agents. A rare and splendid Proof, illustrated in 'The De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 3276.rnrnProvenance: Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, lot 967; Collection Paul Kayfetz, Harmers, London, 14 May 1997, lot 735.
Catalogue 244: Europe & Overseas