1977 ROYAL VISIT BROMIDES SET VERY RARE with Certificate
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #371-373
Condition: 1977 ROYAL VISIT BROMIDES SET + BIBLE
Item Id #: 2422
6 in stock
From Dr. Migliavacca’s Certificate of Authenticity: “”BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, 1977, SILVER JUBILEE, ROYAL VISIT [STANLEY GIBBONS 371-373]: Bromide proofs of the three values in the set, 5c, 25c, and 50c on bromide paper. Remnants of the typical crop marks used for proofs can be seen in the middle of the lower margin of the 25c and 50c denominations under “TE” of “PRINTER”. The bromide proof of the 25c depicting the Holy Bible presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during her 1953 Coronation (as depicted on the 50c of the same set) does not show the black Royal Cyphers “ER” at the top and bottom of the Bible’s cover, as well as the black interweaving lines and the fine lines adorning the center of the cover which appears blank. These differences from the issued stamp are due to the nature of bromide proofs which have a heavy contrast of black and white and therefore a typical tendency of absorbing some of the finer details; the black especially being darker and of more consistent color than in a normal photography process.
I have examined the above captioned bromide proofs which are photographically reproduced here. In my opinion, these very rare bromide proofs are genuine in all respects and in very fine condition. The bromide paper is also genuine. I signed the verso of each bromide proof with my initials – â€œGMâ€ – in pencilâ€”â€”â€”””