GB QV Stamps DE LA RUE Colour Standard *Orange/Indian Red* Block Work Book #1075
RARE ORIGINAL PIECE cut from DLR Printer's Work Book. IMPORTANT ITEM believed c1880. Bears imperforated BLOCK OF FOUR *DE LA RUE/LONDON* Sample Stamps printed in "ORANGE" ink produced from INDIAN RED & DEEP CHROME pigments. The original recipe in manuscript is alongside the block. Noted as having been "Used for various Work". Odd gum tones but overall Very Fine for an item of this type & period. NOTE ALSO THAT THE REVERSE CONTAINS A MANUSCRIPT REFERENCE TO **UNDER-PRINTS**. Please look at all the scans to help form your own opinion. Priced & sold with all faults considered (WAF).
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