Postage Stamps and Covers of the World

21 Sep 2004, starting at 10:30 BST with lot 1.
22 Sep 2004, starting at 10:30 BST

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Original Artwork: A set of speculative post office designs for a Christmas issue with artwork on thick card and the value and Queens head on acetate, the designs show the Three Wise Men. (1505)

Original Artwork: Artwork for the Nicaragua 1972 Christmas Rose issue with nine signed pencil and ink drawings for a sheetlet, also accompanying notes. (1502)

Original Artwork: Full colour "trial" artwork, signed watercolour sketch showing the catamaran "Caona", for the 1980 Nevis ships issue. (1509)

Original Artwork: Six sheets for a Gibraltar Christmas issue (ultimately unadopted) inc. preliminary sketches, artwork tracings, watercolour sketches, design notes, etc. (1504)

Original Artwork: The first stage of an issue for Kiribati with pen & ink (on paper) and watercolour artwork (on card) in square format which was eventually discarded for the more rectangular design also the trial artwork (on board) for the first day of issue cachet, all three items signed. (1510)

Original Artwork: Three sheets, one with colour thumbnail watercolour sketch for a Guernsey issue commemorating the Bi-Centenary of John Wesley, the design was ultimately unadopted. (1503)

Original Artwork: Two signed sheets with thumbnail watercolour sketches (some adhesive tape discolouration) of flowers for 1985 "Leaders of the World" issues. (1507)

Original Artwork: Unadopted designs on four signed sheets with pencil and watercolour sketches for 300th. Anniversary of Lloyd's List with designs for stamps and f.d.c., also stamp design for 150th, Anniversary of the First Screw Driven Steamship. (1508)

Postal Scales: A brass letter balance mounted on a wooden base with seven weights to 1lb. (appears to be missing 6oz. weight), a similar balance with seven weights to 4oz. (not all original to set), also a metal pendulum scale partly complete. (788)

Replicas: "The Empire Collection" a set of twenty five gilded silver stamp replicas in a leather presentation case also "The Coronation Issue" a set of seven gilded silver stamp replicas in a small wooden case. (890)

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