AFTER GEORGES BRAQUE | POSTAGE STAMP OF THE MESSENGER
1,500 - 2,500 USD
John Richardson: A Scholar Collects
AFTER GEORGES BRAQUE
1882 - 1963
POSTAGE STAMP OF THE MESSENGER
Postage stamp printed in colors, 1961, affixed to an envelope addressed to 'John Richardson - 186 East 75th Street - U.S.A. New York', engraved by Pierre Gandon
sheet: 114 by 145 mm 4½ by 5¾ in
stamp: 41 by 52 mm 1⅝ by 2⅛ in
The work is in good condition apart from faint discoloration, minor surface soiling and some creasing. The reverse of the envelope laid down to mounting board. (The verso not examined due to mounting.)
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