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Lot# 10509 - Auction 291-297

  • Lot# : 10509 Australia

    Powell Essay 1903: Essay for proposed Commonwealth of Australia issue, proposed 1 d. value lithographed in red on white wove paper with vignette showing Edward VII facing right, line perforated 14 and submitted to the Postmaster General, Senator J. G. Drake of Queensland by A. Powell, inscribed "Commonwealth of Australia" with lower tablet reading "South / Australia", thin spot but of fresh and very fine appearance. Unique BW E20A = $ 3'000.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Leslie Abramovitch, Temple Bar, London, 28 Feb 1973; Harmers, London, July 1999; Collection Arthur Gray, Shreves, New York, 22-23 Feb 2007, lot 19; Collection Hugh Morgan, Spink, London, 13 Nov 2012, lot 23.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600.00 CHF