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Lot# 3736 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 3736 Australia

    Competition Essays 1911 (May 31, closing date): Essays (3), all imperforate printed on thin wove paper in purple, with "Postage" at either side of vignette, value tablet (in Boomerang form) empty and "Australia" below the first with a vignette of a Cockatoo; the second in similar form with head of George V facing right, the third with vignette of a Kangaroo. A rare and splendid set. All possibly proposed by E. T. Luke of Montana, Beaconsfield, Victoria who was on the staff of the Melbourne Age Newspaper. Superb and extremely fine group, see lots 4-6 in the Kilfoyle sale for similar examples.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400 CHF