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WESTERN AUSTRALIA 1898 SG113 Proof

WESTERN AUSTRALIA 1898 SG113 Proof
1898 (4 Apr) large piece (160x240mm) from an 'Appendix' sheet with set of four 2d colour trials (type 14 design), each imperforate on unwmkd wove, produced to enable selection of the shade for the colour change from grey (SG 96) to yellow (SG 113, issued Jan 1899). The trials respectively in orange, orange-brown, bright yellow (as adopted, with pencil and M/S initials alongside) and lemon-yellow. The piece with red M/S requisition number (R.1060), initials and date at lower left. Three horizontal folds (affecting the first and last trials) and some unobtrusive discoloration (not affecting the trials), but a unique and fascinating item. Ex De La Rue archives, and illustrated on p.6550 of 'The De La Rue Collection'.

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