Orange River Colony Revenue 1906 KEVII Colour Appendix New 2/-

CHF3850.00

  • 1906 KEVII Issue DE LA RUE APPENDIX SHEET bearing
  • LARGE FORMAT IMPERF COLOUR TRIAL IN 6D DESIGN:
  • Red & green as proposed and accepted for the colour change of the 2/-.
  • Marked "Appendix" and headed "19th February 1906 / Orange River Colony / Req 6/06." 
  • Accompanying original description from the De La Rue Collection reads "On Feb 7, 1906 the Crown Agents advised us that the Govt. of the Colony requested a change in the colour of the 2/- Revenue stamps. None of our submission of Feby. 9th pleased them, and this further specimen printed in doubly-fugitive green with bright red head at their suggestion was submitted on February 19th, and approved on Feb. 21st, 1906.." 
  • The approval initialling is that of Sir William Mercer of the Crown Agents.
  • An outstanding exhibition showpiece.
  • Ex De La Rue archives & Trotter.
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