Orange River Colony Revenue 1905 KEVII Colour Appendix New Vals

CHF11250.00

  • 1905 KEVII Issue DE LA RUE APPENDIX SHEET (separated for display) bearing
  • LARGE FORMAT IMPERF COLOUR TRIALS IN 6D DESIGN:
  • ELEVEN (11) examples in varying colours, the first two adopted for the new values, 6/- & £2.10.
  • Marked "Appendix" and headed "28th February 1905 / Orange River Colony / Reqn 4/05."
  • Original description from the De La Rue Collection affixed at left read in full "In accordance with the wishes of the Crown Agents we submitted this Colour Scheme, with 9 substitutes, for the £2.10 & 6/- Revenue stamps. Those chosen on 2 March are initialled."
  • 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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