lot # 10079 - brit. colonies New South Wales
Diamond Jubilee 1897: Diamond Jubilee Stamp Design competition, Essays (7), three of which are composite designs, photographically reproduced and reduced, five handstamped "TENDER BOARD / GPO / 22 APR 97", showing thirteen designs including one close to the accepted 2½ d. design (here as 1 d.); one labelled with pseudonym 'Hamburg' and another 'Warrigal' at base. One composite Proof for 1 d., 2 d. and 2½ d. designs labelled in latin "imago animi vultus est" (the face is the image of the mind). A most unusual and appealing group.rnProvenance: Collection John Bell, Pretige, Melbourne, 8 May 2013, lot 1137.
Michel Catalogue 297: Australia - The DUBOIS Collection (part I)
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