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Lot# 6262 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 6262 South Australia

    1874: Essay for proposed 1 d. value on small brown card, 29 x 31 mm., dated at top "26.Jun.1874" with printed Victoria vignette in pale green and hand-painted surround painted in deep green, turquoise and SOUTH AUSTRALIA and ONE PENNY picked out in Chinese white. See 'The De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton FRPSL, plate 7001. The Essay was rejected in favour of the issued January 1875 1 d. blue-green. A delightful and extremely rare Essay.rnrnProvenance: Collection Henry Frenkle, RL, London, 26 Sept 1979, lot 1205.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF