QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1953 PROFILE DIE PROOF, DE LA RUE
Die proof of Queen Elizabeth II's profile in maroon, numbered '2' in reverse, on highly surfaced thin card measuring circa 44 x 67 mm. Inscribed in biro with reference '236/1'. Ex De La Rue stock reference files. Superb. Fresh and fine.
Note: engraved from Dorothy Wilding photograph reference O 15924 A. The profile with different background shading and/or surround was used for Basutoland 1954-58 definitives, Ceylon 1954 Royal Visit, Jamaica 1955 Tercentenary commemoratives (2½d and 6d), KUT 1954-59 definitives, St Helena 1953-59 definitives, and Tristan Da Cunha 1954 definitives