lot # 5005 - brit. colonies gambia
"Cameos" Typographed and Embossed by De La Rue 1869 (March 18): 6 d. deep blue, no wmk., imperforate, an unused example, good even margins, overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Samuel type D5), minor wrinkle of no importance on large part og. Extremely rare.rnNote: For a further example the illustration on Plate 6 of the Samuel handbook.rnProvenance: Collection John Rose, Grosvenor, London, 23 May 2011, lot 40.
Catalogue 301: The BESANÇON Collection (part II) – British West Africa