lot # 4007 - brit. colonies st. helena
De La Rue Surcharge Essays 1863: De La Rue Essays for the Surcharges on 1856 6 d. blue imperforate, an unused example sheet marginal at right, large margins all round and showing portion of adjoining stamp at top, surcharged "FOUR PENCE" in black without bar, large part og. Superb and rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection John Ayre / 'Jamestown', Harmers, London, 8 March 1989, lot 1049.rnrnNote: Fourteen examples differing in type or surcharge colour were presented by the Crown Agents to the British Museum and now form part of the collection in the British Library. Seven examples are housed in the collection of His Majesty Charles III. Vey few remain in private hands.