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Auction: 21041 - The "Dubois" Collection of Jamaica Postal History and Stamps - Part II
Lot: 599

Official Stamps
1890-91 De La Rue Issue
Essay Colour Trial
2d. in green, a marginal example initialled in red ink and affixed to small piece ex the printers archive. B.P.A. Certificate (1985). Photo

Note: On 5 February 1890 De La Rue received a requisition for 1d. and 2d. Official stamps, utilising the old postage stamp plates overprinted. On 7 February De La Rue pointed out that such plates had been destroyed on the instructions of the Crown Agents, at the same time forwarding the suggestion offered in the above lot to meet the Colonial Government's requirements, printing the 1d. in red and the 2d. in grey in singly-fugitive ink. The suggestion was approved on 10 February 1890

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