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Lot 2 – Rejoined composite proof of the 2d in deep indigo

Rejoined composite proof of the 2d in deep indigo
Rejoined composite proof of the 2d in deep indigo
Rejoined composite proof of the 2d in deep indigo
Rejoined composite proof of the 2d in deep indigo
Lot 2 – Rejoined composite proof of the 2d in deep indigo
Mauritius
Price realised
95’000 EUR
Estimate
30’000 – 50’000 EUR
Auction date
Thu 1 Dec 2016 at 18:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description
Rejoined composite proof of the 2d in deep indigo blue and 1d in red-orange on light card drawn from the original plate prior to printing the 1912 London reprints. The status of this item has always been a mystery, thought by many that it could have been the original proof by Barnard prior to the 1847 original printing, as a result of new tests performed, we can now confirm its status as described. The proof is accompanied by a small card bearing a sample swatch of both inks which, surprisingly, is not rejoined, and may give us a better clue as to how the original stamps in 1847 were printed. This very unique pair of items is a fascinating part of the printing story and a key addition for the most important Mauritius Post Office collection. Exhibited in the Court of Honor at many international exhibitions 1998-2014 Ex Dale-Lichtenstein and Kanai

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