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1861 Bradbury Wilkinson & Co. Ltd. Essay for proposed “LOCAL POSTAGE STAMP” depicting the shield from the British Royal crest…
printed in brown-red on white wove paper – imperforate.  ..
1861 De La Rue. “EXPERIMENTAL POSTAGE – THREE PENCE” Essay with the head of King Pedro V of Portugal defaced by a cross.
Block of four printed in purple. Rare. ..
1880 Proposed Issue – LAND REGISTRY. Hand Painted Essays – £5 Value. Second Series.
Produced by De La Rue staff artists amended from the original Land Transfer essays. The original ..
1880 Proposed Issue – LAND REGISTRY. Hand Painted Essays – £5. Value.
The original proposal in 1874 for Land Transfer stamps did not materialise and in 1880 a new prop..
1884 De La Rue embossing trials for security printing - three superb die proofs.
Depicting A: an angel and a palm tree, B: Ceres offering wheat and C: Britannia engraved by F. Ha..
1902 Napoleon Head 1d 'Anti Boer War' Essay.
Imperforate on ungummed paper in Orange. In the style of the ½d and 1d. King Edward VII issues… p..
A re-printed composite proof plate of seven different QV heads.
The work of Ridgeway, Chalon and Humphries, including incomplete Tasmania New South Wales and For..
c.1861 De La Rue Experimental Postage - Three Pence, Essay's with the head of King Pedro V of Portugal, from the defaced plate.
In carmine, green and purple. Unusual Dummy. (Faults). ..
c.1882 DLR Dummy stamp, die proof of completed design, in black on glazed card.
Rare and seldom seen.  ..
C.1882 Head die proof as used for the large head QV sample or dummy stamps.
In black, on glazed card, by DLR. Seldom seen.  ..
Perkins Bacon Dummy Stamp: The Ten Commandments, to illustrate the fine perfection of the engravers skills.
The Ten Commandments and the Creed were engraved in the size of a 6d. coin of the day. Engraved b..
SG198var 1887 1½d. Blue “Jubilee” – Reply Paid Essay. Head plate on imperforate, gummed paper watermarked Crown. Very fine.
SG Number: SG198var