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Lot No. 1091

Auction No. 30
Category Revenues
    Western Australia
      States and Territories
Est. $3000
Status SOLD $6000



1905/07 Railway Stamps with two pre-issue approved design drafts. The first being 4 hand drawn & handprinted designs on light cardboard from which one was selected for production of the first series. The approved design has been highlighted with direction that the word "FORWARD" be included at the base of the design. Mock-ups of the proposed ½d, 1d, 1½d, 2d, 3d, 6d & 1/- values appear above painted in the issued colour. Pencilled numbers above perhaps give an indication of the numbers to be printed at the base, also in pencil, are instructions for additional values required "also, 9d, 2/6d, 5/- & 10/-". The document is approved & signed 31.1.05 in black ink m/s. The second item are the black & white proofs of the 11 issued values plus 3 extra duty plate impressions with value plate details blank. Also in pencil above the 4 added values are the colours in which they were to be printed: 9d dark green, 2/6d violet, 5/- grey & 10/- vermilion bright. Finally 1 of the images with a blank value circle has been cancelled with what appears to be a proof copy upon which station specific hand obliterators were based. This obliterator has the identifying alpha numeric code "2Y". "Approved with alterations ½d, 1d, 1½d, 2d Newspapers 10/3/05". Wonderful survivors in surprisingly good condition & most attractive.


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