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Lot No. 904

Auction No. 21
Category Stamps & Postal History
    Western Australia
      States and Territories
Est. $1200
Status SOLD $2150



1882 Internal Revenue Swan master die proof for the pence values with blank value tablet in black on highly surfaced card (92x61mm) with "21 SEP 81" & "BEFORE HARDENING" h/s's. Ex De La Rue Archives. Lovely thematic bird item. Francis Kiddle's similar proof sold at Prestige auction 9/11 for $2760 & another at Mossgreen 2/17 for $2400 incl BP (see plate 6).


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