ORANGE FREE STATE
Orange Free State
REPUBLICAN PERIOD  -  BRITISH OCCUPATION  -  REVENUES
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REVENUE / Complete Appendix Sheet 1902 (July), De La Rue COLOUR TRIALS for the KEVII revenue issue. Nine colour trials affixed to sheet of paper (203x314mm, folded for display) headed “Appendix E” in manuscript. Additionally endorsed “3rd July 1902 / Orange River Colony / Req. 73/01”. These trials are all monocoloured though they were printed from a combination of the revenue Head plate and the 6d revenue duty plate on watermark Crown CA paper. Each is endorsed with the proposed duty alongside and all but the suggested £1 closely match the frame colours of the issued stamps. Most attractive and very rare. Ex the De La Rue Archives sale, 1976.
 
Note: the colours on Appendix ‘E’ were described in ‘Stamps of the Orange Free State’ (Vol III, p121) by Buckley & Marriott (1976) under the heading ‘De La Rue’s interpretation of the proposals made by the Colonial Administration” as: purple-brown (6d); grey (1/-); blue (1/6); purple (2/-); crimson (5/-); orange (10/-); cold violet (£1); chestnut (£2); green (£5).
£4,250