Lot# 3459 - Auction 227-233
1891 (May 28): De La Rue hand-painted Essay for the proposed 5 d. design in carmine-rose on tracing paper, 65 x 72 mm., dated '28 May 91' at top, with TASMANIA and value "5d." and border at base picked out in Chinese white, with De La Rue dummy stamp affixed for the proposed dull green colour. The design was accepted but not the colour. 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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