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Lot# 6546 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 6546 Australia

    1912/13: Die Proof on smooth surfaced paper without watermark, 118 x 94 mm. approx., being the second unapproved design by Blamire Young, with Kangaroo vignette only in orange, and 5 s., 10 s. and 20 s. values printed in orange with Kangaroo vignettes in grey, green and carmine respectively. Slight thin under the 20 s. value not apparent on face, the Proof would possibly benefit by being trimmed horizontally at top for more aesthetic display, however an extremely rare and wonderful Proof of which just eight are recorded with one housed in the Australia Post archival collection.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. A. Kilfoyle, Harmers, London, 16-17 Oct 1961, lot 17.rn                   Harmers, London, 8 July 1999, lot 606.
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 21,000 CHF