Start of the sale:
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 at 01:21
Saturday, 19 September 2020 at 21:47
From Tonga Niuafoou 1990 - 150th Anniversary of Stamps set.
This lot is a scarce CHROMALIN proof (the equivalent of some countries´ die proofs) from the Pacific Island of Tonga.
CHROMALIN PROOFS are on thick cardboard and in full colour, a proofing method used by Walsall Security Printers in which full color proofs are produced directly from the color separations prior to final production of the printing plates. Each color is layered on top of the next thus building up to the full color design. As only 3 or 4 were done, cromalin proofs are quite scarce and have been in the archival material until now. These proofs are lovely looking, very high quality, with a glazed finish. And as only 3 or 4 were done, chromalin proofs are the scarcest of all proofing methods done by Walsall Security Printers for Tonga.