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Lot# 10511 - Auction 291-297

  • Lot# : 10511 Australia

    1912/13: Die Proof on smooth surfaced paper without watermark, 117 x 93 mm. approx., being the second unapproved design by William Blamire Young, with Kangaroo vignette only in rose-carmine, and 5 s., 10 s. and 20 s. values printed in rose-carmine with Kangaroo vignettes in grey-black, violet and yellow-green respectively, initialled 'C.R.' in pencil at left. An extremely rare and wonderful Proof of which just eight are recorded with one housed in the Australia Post archival collection, each of the remaining sheets using different colour combinations (see Besançon, sale 1 front cover) are unique BW KE24D = $ 70'000.rnProvenance: Harmers Australia, Sydney, 18 Nov 1949, lot 4; Harmers, London, 8 June 1983, lot 1008; Collection Dr. Gordon Latto, Phillips, London, 28 Oct 1993, lot 2 (illustrated in the front cover); Spink, London, 14 Dec 2001.
    Starting bid : 15,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 24,000.00 CHF