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Lot# 3002 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 3002 New South Wales

    1850: Thomas Ham 'Two Pence Red' Essay, photo-lithographic facsimile of the original Essay which is in the Thomas Tapling Collection in the British Library, comprising three impressions on glazed card with black ink endorsement at left and further manuscript '1d.' and 'This red can be a little darker, T. H.'. This facsimile was produced by Alfred van Dyck, some time before the originals were sold by him to Tapling and prior to Thomas Tapling's death in 1891. We record just one other example of this reproduction (copy with the lot), ex Sir Gawaine Baillie, sold at Sotheby's, Melbourne in July 2005, lot 815, which was trimmed down and therefore not as fine as the example offered here. Ex collection W. W. Mann and docketed thus in pencil on reverse.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF