Looking for information about St Kitts Nevis 1902 die proofs Medicinal Spring

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Looking for information about St Kitts Nevis 1902 die proofs Medicinal Spring

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Can anyone point me to some information about these De La Rue die proofs that were struck for the 1903 Medicinal Spring stamps? I would like to know how many of each (roughly) were produced and any other information about the proofing process that is available. Images found on the internet.

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St. Kitts Nevis 1903 Medicinal Springs die proof vignette before hardening Feb 1902 Cover Story £375.jpg
St. Kitts Nevis 1903 Medicinal Springs die proof vignette before hardening Dec 1902 SG $402.jpg
St. Kitts Nevis 1903 Medicinal Springs die proof vignette after hardening Dec 1902 SG £350.jpg
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Re: Looking for information about St Kitts Nevis 1902 die proofs Medicinal Spring

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I would contact the British West Indies Study Circle (BWISC.org). Borromeo has written a relatively cheap publication (£13) illustrating items from his medal winning collection and I am sure there will be articles in the Society's bulletins about the die proofs. I am presuming the vignette proofs were taken from an old Stanley Gibbons online auction. Given their estimate of £350 each or therabouts they cannot be extremely scarce. BWISC have an easily searchable website. The proofs would likely be from the de la Rue archives. Often an email to the secretary will point you in the direction of an expert in this field who would normally happily answer any queries you have.

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Thank you very much for the suggestion Derbyboi2! I will give it a try. :D

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