Lot 80209
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1887-1900 Jubilee Issue & 1891 £1 Green
Price realised
10’000 GBP
6’000 – 8’000 GBP
Auction date
Fri 4 Dec 2020 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)

De La Rue archive page showing the results of experiments to show what happens to stamps from the 1887 Jubilee set of 10 and the 1881 1d lilac if “detergents” are applied in an attempt to remove a “Post Office obliteration” or a manuscript cancel, with all 11 stamps at top showing a very faded appearance as a result and 10 stamps (excl. 1/2d) below showing the chemical applied in a diagonal stripe, a stunning and unique item