VIRGIN ISLANDS 1867-70 4d engraved die proof in green, SG15

SKU: JC3019

Sale price£400
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Virgin Islands 1867-70 4d engraved die proof in green, on card (44x47mm), SG15.

A fine and very scarce die proof printed from the master die in this large format.

A rare printing proof of the first and most famous stamp issue from the British Virgin Islands. The stamp features a depiction of Saint Ursula who, according to legend, had 11,000 virginal handmaidens, after whom the islands had been named.

Provenance: Ex William Frazer (Spink Auctions 20/05/2004, lot 555 realised £440.

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