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Lot 71532

South Africa » Union & Republic of South Africa
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 GBP
Auction date: Fri 18 Jun 2021 at 15:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Auction: 2021 Spring Auction Series
Catalog: British Empire
Sold for GBP 850
Description:

1925 Airmail issue handpainted essays (3) by Hans Vogel in grey, black and white, showing 6d, 50c and 1s values, 15.5x19cm to 18x26cm, two inscribed “South Africa Airpost” and depicting aircraft above a group of Ostriches, the other with a cowboy and caravan trail, with pencil notation on 1s stating “(t)his design was rejected as the German Junkers was depicted and preference was for a design showing British Aircraft”, and the reverse of 6d with note: “original sketch by Hans Vogel for the 1925 air stamp – finished essay”, each with PF of SA certificates which state they they are of unknown status, nevertheless unique and interesting items for the specialist.