NEW HEBRIDES 1925 SG43/51 Proof dual currency essays
Stock Code: P190013390
c.1924 pair of archival pieces (each approx 185x120mm and affixed to larger ledger pieces) respectively with 1911 set of 9 to 5s (English inscriptions) and 1911-13 set of 11 to 5f (French inscriptions), each altered by hand in black ink to show the required changes to the design required for the 1925 Dual Currency issue (original value deleted and English and French currencies added below the respective monograms) with quantities of each value required typed in red below. Prepared by the postmaster at Port Vila and forwarded to De La Rue, with pencil notations showing DLR's proposed changes of colour for each value. Unique and fascinating items. Ex Robson Lowe Melbourne (5 Aug 1976, lot 615), Stanley Jersey (CRL 18 Jun 1985, lot 323), David Feldman (28 May 2014, lot 41490, 41491).
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