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CAPE OF GOOD HOPE The Fourpence Black
used 1855-58 4d. black, used, Die B, even margins all round, left corner underinked, with trace of an obliteration; fine and extremely rare. R.P.S. Certificate (1993) states "Genuine - with some evidence of removal of marking in left corner"

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used 1855-58 4d. black, used, Die B, even margins all round, left corner underinked, with trace of an obliteration; fine and extremely rare. R.P.S. Certificate (1993) states "Genuine - with some evidence of removal of marking in left corner"
Provenance
A Governor-General of South Africa
Roberts
C. Emerson Huston, 1961
Maria de la Queillerie, 1970
Sir Maxwell Joseph, 1982
"Bonaventure", 1993
Literature
Williams No. IV
Post Lot Text
Note: Rather than set out again the various theories from Perkins, Bacon & Co., we refer readers of this catalogue to the article by L.N. Williams, published in Stamp Collecting during February of 1979, Vol. 132, Nos. 11 to 13 (3401-3). The emissions are in black and have a brownish tinge, they are on Anchor watermarked paper which is white, they usually bear traces of an obliteration which resembles the Cape isosceles triangle, and some tend to be underinked in the left corner.
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