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Lot# 3341 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 3341 South Australia

    1883: Essay for proposed ½ d. value, eventually adopted and used for the Postal Stationery wrapper (see 'De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP, plate 7021) hand-painted in stamp size on tissue paper, 154 x 125 mm., the design for the head-plate in flesh with background of vignette in deep brown, the surround picked out in Chinese white on black; with handstamp date "13 APR 83" above. A stunning, unique and absolutely beautiful Essay.rnProvenance: Collection Henry Frenkle, RL, London, 26 Sept 1979, lot 1306.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF