SOUTHERN RHODESIA
1924 Admirals & Field Marshals
1931-37 GEORGE V FIELD MARSHALS, SG 15-27  -  STAMPS
VF131
1929 3d small Falls, essay for the design virtually as issued. Handpainted in shades of deep blue highlighted in Chinese white. Countersunk mounted on thick card with 'WATERLOW & SONS / LIMITED / SPECIMEN' embossed seal at lower right, the card attached to a protective flap. The reverse of the card struck with a black boxed 'OFFICE OF THE / HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR / SOUTHERN RHODESIA, / CROWN HOUSE, ALDWYCH, / LONDON, W.C. 2.' handstamp. Endorsed in ink 'Original' then 'Approved vide Tresy. / letter 25/11/29', further 'Approved by ? / 31/5/30' and at left 'new issue of stamps 1930 / 2d and 3d values.' The front of the card with some pencil notations relevant to the size etc. Together with an original sales invoice from Stanley Gibbons dated 3rd December, 1941, for the sum of £10. EXQUISITE AND RARE, few essays exist from the entire Southern Rhodesia period.
£15,000