Lot Number: 5114
Closing: 17 January 2017
- Guide price (GBP): 80 - 100
- Currency guide (USD): 97 - 121
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GENERAL SECTION - 1861 HAND PAINTED STAMPS unique miniature artworks created by a French "Timbrophile" in 1861. Three "essays" for SOCOTRA ISLAND with central image of a bearded man (Napoleon III ?), inscribed "COL. ENGL / IS SOCOTORA / POSTAGE". Comprises 2d black on green, 4d black on yellow and 5c black on blue. Socotra Island is in the Indian Ocean, South of the Gulf of Aden, and is now part of the Republic of Yemen. (3 'stamps')