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Auction: 140 - Lot number: 39 << Previous   Next >>

Category: DOCUMENTS & EPHEMERA

Description: AUSTRALIA: 1881 Christmas/New Year card (109x148mm) with five small vignette illustrations, romantic verse by Miss C McKay & artist's name 'CH HUNT' at the base, printed 'PRIZE DESIGNS/JOHN/ SANDS/COPYRIGHT' on the reverse where endorsed "For George/with Aunt's Love/1881", a couple of insignificant edge blemishes & minor toning on the reverse not affecting the very fine facial appearance. Rare, and very early Australian example of the multi-coloured chromo-lithography process, from the first series of Christmas Cards produced entirely in Australia. [Sydney printers John Sands & Co imported the equipment necessary for the specific purpose of printing Christmas cards. They conducted a local design competition & published 38 designs in October 1881. Three of the designs were adapted for Australia's 1982 Christmas stamps]

Listed in: DOCUMENTS & EPHEMERA , AUSTRALIA , Christmas

Estimate: AUD$ 300.00

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Quality: A- Get Help on this Item


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Item was sold for: $230.00