Lot 50466 – Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika » British East Africa
1897-1903 Wmk Crown CC 50R mauve on philatelic cover, one of only 2 known
1897-1903 Wmk Crown CC 50R mauve on philatelic cover sent registered within Lamu tied by clear LAMU / 3.NO.1902 cds with similar alongside, addressee over-written and partly erased, otherwise very fine and beautiful cover, extremely rare as it is one of only two known frankings of the 50R, a British Africa rarity, cert. RPS (2016) (SG £9’000 as a used single)
Note: We sold a 50R with reversed watermark on a piece that looks identical to the paper of this envelope with the same cancel on the same day for £6’600 including commission
|Estimate||8’000 – 12’000 GBP|
|Auction date||Fri 7 Jun 2019 at 15:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)|
|Sold for GBP 8’000|
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