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Lot No. 2920

Auction No. 27
Category Commonwealth & Foreign
Est. $1800
Status Archived



New Zealand 1958 (27th Aug) 6d 30th Anniv of Kingsford Smith's First Tasman Flight hand painted preliminary artwork in watercolour shades of blue highlighted with China white showing Kingsford Smith, a modern airliner & the "Southern Cross" in flight drawn by JE Lyle. Not overly dis-similar to the final design being in the same shades of blue. Still mounted to original design "Fashion Plate" board & lettered "B" being the second drawing by Lyle. Framed by simulated perforations measuring 23cms x 15cms & labelled "Comprehensive "Rough" for Finished Line Original". Richard Breckon has confirmed that there is no preliminary artwork for the Joint Issue in the Australia Post Archives. However, several die proofs inscribed New Zealand are held by Australia Post. This confirms preliminary designs can properly be treated & exhibited as Australian material also. Most attractive & a wonderful introduction piece to a New Zealand or Australian/NZ Airmail exhibit. Ex JE Lyle & depicted in PSNZ Vol. IV on page 258.