Lot# 3456 - Auction 227-233
1891 (May 28): De La Rue hand-painted Essay for the proposed 2½ d. design in carmine-rose on tracing paper, 57 x 73 mm., dated '28 May 91' at top, with TASMANIA and value "2½d." picked out in Chinese white, with De La Rue dummy stamp affixed for the proposed purple colour. Both the design and the colour were accepted. This Essay is illustrated in the 'De La Rue Collection' edited by Frank Walton RDP on plate 7909. A charming and very rare Essay, unique.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 750 CHF
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