Lot# 3451 - Auction 227-233
1886 (Jan 6): De La Rue hand-painted Essay for proposed 2 s. 6 d. design, marked 'L' at upper left, stamp size on tracing paper, 39 x 43 mm., with the Essay drawn in violet including the value and head-plate in this colour, the central circle, TASMANIA and POSTAGE & REVENUE being picked out in Chinese white and the perforations in pencil. See the 'De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP, plate 7905. Rare and beautiful, unique.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 750 CHF
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