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

SG 99

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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