|Realisation Price||1,100.00 AUD|
Prestige Philately: Public Auction 135 - Saturday 26th April 2008 (1PM AEST): 1932-1941 Later Issues (SG 130-168): Lot 358: 1938 Fiftieth Anniversary of Possession Airmails 2d stamp-size photographic essay of a preliminary design featuring the adopted view but with a different aeroplane & without the King's portrait, on the reverse is an oval '.../STAMP/PRINTING BRANCH' cachet in violet & endorsement "No14/KG/6.10.37". Superb! Ex Fred Pearson: sold for $790 (2006). The only such essay known to us. This design has such similar design elements to the Bulolo issue of New Guinea that it was almost certainly adapted from that model.