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Lot 50011 – Bechuanaland Protectorate – 1888, “Protectorate” overprint, unique assembly

Lot 50011 – Bechuanaland Protectorate – 1888, “Protectorate” overprint, unique assembly
Bechuanaland
Price realised
1’800 EUR
Estimate
1’000 EUR
Auction date
Wed 7 Dec 2022 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description

Bechuanaland Protectorate – 1888, “Protectorate” overprint, a unique assembly including a highly valuable copper plate (very rarely encountered in the Sperati production artifacts), a die proof on pelure paper and six additional die proofs on two different medium wove papers, including one composite with two overprints; only one die proof (ex Walske) and a matrix were recorded in the Postal Museum in Paris; Bechuanaland is unlisted in the Sperati I.

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