|Realisation Price||6,000.00 AUD|
Phoenix Auctions: 1854 1/- Registered Woodblock Imperforate: Lot 161: 1/- printed essay in blue and gold on thin paper. Good even margins, and two tiny thins do not detract at all from this very attractive essay. Printed from an unadopted key plate, the most obvious difference being the small words 'ONE' and 'SHILLING' below the bust which appear horizontal on this essay but curved in the issued stamps. Four examples in this colour combination are believed to exist in private hands. Ex Purves.