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4d PRINTER'S COLOUR TRIALS on thick ungummed, unwmk paper for Change of Colour from orange to violet. A set of 7 diff colours was produced by T S Harrison 31st December 1920 with identifying capital letters handwritten on reverse with 'Brown' (B), bright-brown (C), brown-purple (D), carmine-rose (E), reddish-violet (F), pale reddish violet (H) & deep reddish purple (N). On Jan 11 1921 a further printing of another 3 distinctive colours was made on quality granite paper with pale violet ('serial number 018258' rev), deep bluish violet ('£' sign inverted rev) & dark bluish purple ('no C' upright rev). A couple with insignificant blemishes as often encountered on printer's proofs, mostly VF. Stunning group featuring 10 of the 11 recorded diff colours, also a unique assembly as only a total of 15 (or less) Proofs in all colours are in private hands. (5 are in the Chapman collection, now part of Australia Post Archives) Of the remaining examples 4 are offered singly in this auction with the whereabouts of the last example unknown to us). ACSC 111PP(1) B-K, cat $15,000ea, total $150,000. Highest rarity set. A must have for any person wishing to exhibit this value. Ex Arthur Gray coll'n. (10) (P)AVAILABLE at A$70000