|Stamps - Proofs|
|Realisation Price||1,050.00 AUD|
Abacus Auctions / Public Auction 176 - Friday 12th October 2012 (12PM AEST) - 12/10/2012 / PAPUA - The E.C. Harris Archive of Essays & Proofs / Lot 752
PAPUA - The E.C. Harris Archive of Essays & Proofs - 1932 Pictorials ditto, three stamp-size photographic reductions of 1) the original artwork; 2) ditto, with 'TWO PENCE' highlighted; & 3) the approved design. [We had initially thought that the grey-blue pages to which the photographs & artwork are affixed were not contemporary. However, the first photo here is of the entire page. The first & third photos were originally a single piece, sharing a superb strike on the reverse of the oval 'Commonwealth Bank of Australia/STAMP/PRINTING BRANCH/Fitzroy N.6. Vict.' cachet in violet.