Barbados. 1912-16 Issue. Essays. Watercolour, pen and ink sketch…

Barbados. 1912-16 Issue. Essays. Watercolour, pen and ink sketch for a 6d. value similar to that issued for the shilling values, 86x107mm. with head of King Edward VII as King George had not yet approved a head of himself, on thin card (113x168mm., three punch holes and pinholes at upper left) lettered “C” and marked at foot “To be reduced to size of the Nelson stamp”. Most attractive. Photo

Note: One of five essays submitted by the Crown Agents to De La Rue who replied that they would have to omit the charming flying fish since they “could not adequately represent them on such a small scale”. . provenance:. H.M. Shilstone, June 1977

(via Philasearch.com – Barbados)

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