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lot # 30521 - brit. colonies Australia

Saturday Nov 25, 2023 09:00 Europe/Zurich

Essay 1905: Handpainted Essay by an unknown artist on thick card paper (61 x 67 mm.) for proposed 1 d. value with vignette showing profile of Edward VII facing left within six pointed star, painted in shades of carmine with the head-plate surrounded by the Arms of the six States and "♚ / Commonwealth of Australia / One Penny / Postage" with "Victoria" at base. A delightful and probably unique Essay BW E31 = $ 7'500.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Leslie Abramovich, Temple Bar, London, 28 Feb 1973; Macray, Melbourne, 30 Nov 1982, lot 2; Macray, Melbourne, 27 Feb 1990, lot 46; Premier, Melbourne, 15 March 2003, lot 287.  

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