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Lot# 10513 - Auction 291-297

  • Lot# : 10513 Australia

    1912: Kangaroo & Map Essay for 2 d. value, printed by Rudolf Steel in violet on smooth unwatermarked paper, line perf. 12½ by Cooke. The Essay was derided for the tuft of grass to the left of the 'Roo, labelled 'Rabbit's Ears'. One blunted perf. at base does not detract from the beauty of a stunning and wonderful Essay. Unique BW KE29A = $ 17'500.rnProvenance: Collection Thomas E. Field, Harmers, London 15-18 Nov 1948. Sale cancelled as sold intact to Kilfoyle; Collection J. A. Kilfoyle, Harmers, London, 16-17 Oct 1961, ex lot 16; Collection J. B. Williamson, Sotheby's, London, 18 Sept 1981, lot 9; Collection Kevin Nelson, Premier, Melbourne, 4 May 2002, lot 2005.
    Starting bid : 7,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 13,500.00 CHF