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AUSTRALIA - Proofs & Essays

2001   1903 Vaughan Essay 2d KEVII three-quarter face portrait, value in words and figures, blank tablet at base, in brown-olive with vignette inserted and with a red colour wash, fine. Unlisted in Brusden White. Ex Vestey. [In May 1903, GA Vaughan, the Government printer in Queensland, designed, printed and submitted to the Postmaster-General, Senator Drake, a series of essays depicting King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra for standard Commonwealth of Australia stamp issue.]
Lot 2001:1903 Vaughan Essay 2d KEVII three-quarter face portrait, value in words and figures, blank tablet at base, in brown-olive with vignette inserted and with a red colour wash, fine. Unlisted in Brusden White. Ex Vestey. [In May 1903, GA Vaughan, the Government printer in Queensland, designed, printed and submitted to the Postmaster-General, Senator Drake, a series of essays depicting King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra for standard Commonwealth of Australia stamp issue.]
1,500.00 1,700.00 sold

AUSTRALIA Other Pre-Decimals - Proofs & Essays

2086  1930s Hand Painted Essay (135x110mm) by Ronald Harrison of an unaccepted design inscribed 'BULK LOADING WHEAT FOR EXPORT' in brown & china white on thick board. A masterful work of art by one of Australia's most eminent stamp designers and engravers. Unique and beautiful.
Lot 2086:1930s Hand Painted Essay (135x110mm) by Ronald Harrison of an unaccepted design inscribed 'BULK LOADING WHEAT FOR EXPORT' in brown & china white on thick board. A masterful work of art by one of Australia's most eminent stamp designers and engravers. Unique and beautiful.
1,500.00 1,350.00 sold
2087 Δ 1940s War Effort Proposed Design 1d to 8d set of seven hand-coloured unadopted essays comprising 1d, 2½d, 3d, 5d & 6d in vertical format plus 4d & 8d in horizontal format, designed by E.L. Reeves of Double Bay in Sydney. Attractive & thematically appealing. (7)
Lot 2087 [1 of 2]:1940s War Effort Proposed Design 1d to 8d set of seven hand-coloured unadopted essays comprising 1d, 2½d, 3d, 5d & 6d in vertical format plus 4d & 8d in horizontal format, designed by E.L. Reeves of Double Bay in Sydney. Attractive & thematically appealing. (7)Lot 2087 [2 of 2]:1940s War Effort Proposed Design 1d to 8d set of seven hand-coloured unadopted essays comprising 1d, 2½d, 3d, 5d & 6d in vertical format plus 4d & 8d in horizontal format, designed by E.L. Reeves of Double Bay in Sydney. Attractive & thematically appealing. (7)
250.00 900.00 sold
2090 Δ 1950 Foundation of Commonwealth Proposed Design 1d to 9d set of four hand-coloured unadopted essays in horizontal format, designed by E.L. Reeves Of Double Bay in Sydney. Attractive designs. (4)
Lot 2090 [1 of 2]:1950 Foundation of Commonwealth Proposed Design 1d to 9d set of four hand-coloured unadopted essays in horizontal format, designed by E.L. Reeves Of Double Bay in Sydney. Attractive designs. (4)Lot 2090 [2 of 2]:1950 Foundation of Commonwealth Proposed Design 1d to 9d set of four hand-coloured unadopted essays in horizontal format, designed by E.L. Reeves Of Double Bay in Sydney. Attractive designs. (4)
150.00 800.00 sold
2091 Δ 1958 Essays For Proposed Pictorial Set 2d to 1/6d (Air Mail) comprising eleven hand-coloured unadopted values with several attractive and innovative designs including 3d Harbour Bridge aerial view, 4d Spirit of Progress express train, 5d Old Police Barracks (Adelaide), 6d Surfing & 1/- Captain Cook Dock (Sydney) aerial view, all produced by E.L. Reeves of Double Bay in Sydney. (11)
Lot 2091 [1 of 2]:1958 Essays For Proposed Pictorial Set 2d to 1/6d (Air Mail) comprising eleven hand-coloured unadopted values with several attractive and innovative designs including 3d Harbour Bridge aerial view, 4d Spirit of Progress express train, 5d Old Police Barracks (Adelaide), 6d Surfing & 1/- Captain Cook Dock (Sydney) aerial view, all produced by E.L. Reeves of Double Bay in Sydney. (11)Lot 2091 [2 of 2]:1958 Essays For Proposed Pictorial Set 2d to 1/6d (Air Mail) comprising eleven hand-coloured unadopted values with several attractive and innovative designs including 3d Harbour Bridge aerial view, 4d Spirit of Progress express train, 5d Old Police Barracks (Adelaide), 6d Surfing & 1/- Captain Cook Dock (Sydney) aerial view, all produced by E.L. Reeves of Double Bay in Sydney. (11)
350.00 2,200.00 sold

AUSTRALIA Other Pre-Decimals

2093 ** 1932 1/- Large Lyrebird Chambon perforated essay in deep bright red with 'AUSTRALIA' and 'ONE SHILLING' scored-through, BW #145PP(1)A, excellent centring, fresh MUH, Cat $1,000.
Lot 2093:1932 1/- Large Lyrebird Chambon perforated essay in deep bright red with 'AUSTRALIA' and 'ONE SHILLING' scored-through, BW #145PP(1)A, excellent centring, fresh MUH, Cat $1,000.
500.00 420.00 sold

SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal Stationery

2138  1896: Post Office Design Competition prize-winning entry by "KANGAROO" headed 'NEWSPAPER ONLY' based around a Half Penny Coin design with an elaborate header and design elements including a coastal scene showing a steam train & ship and an aborigine brandishing a spear, all expertly executed in reddish purple & China white on card (315x246mm), irregularly cut at top to preserve the marginal endorsements in pencil including "Prize divided" & an apparent voting breakdown indicating this to be the most popular entry, with a further endorsement "take out newspaper only" suggesting the design was intended for a Postal Card. Minor edge blemishes. An item of exceptional beauty. 2,000.00 This lot is no longer available
   
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