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Lot Catalogue Number Description Catalogue Value or Estimate
777 P Plate 1 Paper6 3p Black (1919) Trade Sample Proof on thick soft white wove paper (0.0075" thick), showing both dies. According to R. Pratt, the proofs from Plate 1 on this particular Paper 6 are extremely rare, VF

Photo (77K)
Est. 600.00 +
778 P Plate 1 Paper9 1p-1sh Black (1929) Trade Sample Proofs on thin white diagonal mesh wove paper (0.004" to 0.0045" thick), COMPLETE SET of all nine different denominations; the 4p being the scarred die characteristic of the Plate 1 proof sheet. A beautiful and seldom encountered set, VF

Photo (59K) Photo 2 (59K) Photo 3 (32K) Photo 4 (60K) Photo 5 (56K) Photo 6 (59K) Photo 7 (65K) Photo 8 (60K) Photo 9 (60K)
Est. 3,500.00 +
779 P Plate 1 Paper9 3p Purple (1929) Trade Sample Proof on thin yellowish diagonal mesh wove paper (0.004" to 0.0045" thick), a pair showing both dies; attractive and VF

Photo (66K)
Est. 300.00 +
780 P Plate 1 Paper12 4p Green (1929) Trade Sample Proof - the scarred die on thin vertical mesh wove paper (0.003" thick), an unrecorded colour on this paper as proofs in black are known only according to exhaustive R. Pratt listing, VF and rare

Photo (54K)
Est. 500.00 +
781 P Plate 1 Paper12 4p Violet (1929) Trade Sample Proof - the scarred die on thin vertical mesh wove paper (0.003" thick), light vertical crease, an unrecorded colour on this paper (only black is known), VF and rare

Photo (54K)
Est. 350.00 +
782 P Plate 1A Paper9 1sh Heraldic (1929 - Defaced State) Trade Sample Proofs on thin white diagonal mesh wove paper (0.004" to 0.0045" thick) in five different colours - black, dark blue, red, deep green and purple; a beautiful and visually striking group, VF

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Est. 1,250.00 +
783 P Plate 1A Paper9 2p Purple (1929 - Defaced State) Trade Sample Proof on thin white diagonal mesh wove paper (0.004" to 0.0045" thick), choice and appealing, VF

Photo (77K)
Est. 300.00 +
784 P Plate 1A Paper10 3p Brown (1929 - Defaced State) Trade Sample Proof on thick yellowish wove paper (0.007" thick), a very scarce proof pair showing both dies, VF

Photo (82K)
Est. 500.00
785 P Plate 1A Paper10 1sh Brown (1929 - Defaced State) Trade Sample Proof on thick yellowish wove paper (0.007" thick), choice, very scarce and VF

Photo (72K)
Est. 350.00 +
786 P Plate 6 Paper13 4p Brown (1929) Trade Sample Proof on thick stiff yellowish card (0.009" to 0.01" thick) - the complete design without the defacing found on other plates, VF and choice

Photo (67K)
Est. 300.00 +
787 P Plate 6 Paper13 1sh Dark Brown (1929) Trade Sample Proof on thick stiff yellowish card (0.0090" to 0.01" thick), characteristic defacing marks in corners found only on this particular plate, VF

Photo (62K)
Est. 300.00 +
788 P Plate 6 Paper13 1sh Blue Green (1929) Trade Sample Proof on thick stiff yellowish card (0.0090" to 0.01" thick), characteristic defacing marks in all four corners found only on this particular plate, VF

Photo (56K)
Est. 300.00 +
789 P Plate 6 Paper13 1sh Blue (1929) Trade Sample Proof on thick stiff yellowish card (0.090" to 0.01" thick), characteristic defacing marks in corners found only on this particular plate; a lovely proof, VF

Photo (53K)
Est. 300.00 +
790 P Plate 6 Paper13 1sh Carmine Red (1929) Trade Sample Proof on thick stiff yellowish card (0.090" to 0.01" thick) showing characteristic defacing marks in corners found only on this plate, VF

Photo (59K)
Est. 300.00 +
791 P Plate XA Paper6 2p Deep Green (1906 - Defaced State) Trade Sample Proof on thick soft fibrous wove paper (0.0075" thick), slight thinning at left but very fine appearance - this particular 2p proof is recorded in R. Pratt handbook (extremely rare) but on a heavier, thicker cardboard paper (0.02" thick). This proof is on Paper 6 which is known on proofs originating from Plate 1. An interesting and no doubt very rare proof, VF

Photo (65K)
Est. 500.00 +
792 P The Herts Menus 1sh Red Engraved essay for the 1906 Herts Menu with initial defacing marks of circular shape in upper corners, rectangular marks defacing half of lower corner letters, in red on distinctive white glazed cardboard (0.01" thick), unlisted on white glazed card, most unusual and interesting, VF

The documented essay showing these defacing marks is listed in Pratt as being printed in red on thick yellowish board. The characteristic white glazed card here is listed as having different marks not completely defacing the upper value tablets and lower corners.

Photo (80K)
Est. 500.00 +
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