The 1925 Dual Currencies Series: French Issue: Proofs II
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1925 French Essay to prepare printing (Goron coll.)

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British 1d/10c stamp: colour trials for the French issue. ("Mele" coll.)

1925 Colour trial 1d

1925 1d Colour trial for the French issue

1925 Colour trial 1d

1925 1d Colour trial for the French issue

1925 Colour trial 1d

1925 1d Colour trial for the French issue

1925 Colour trial 1d

1925 1d Colour trial for the French issue

1925 Colour trial 1d

1925 1d Colour trial for the French issue

1925 Colour trial 1d

1925 1d Colour trial for the French issue

1925 Colour trial 1d

1925 1d Colour trial for the French issue

1925 Colour trial 1d

1925 1d Colour trial for the French issue

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French issue 25c, 30c, 75c, 1F & 2F on wove paper annotated "Value correct", initialled and dated "14-11-24".
("Mele", Ruecker & Goron coll.)

1925 25c proof

1925 French 25c proof

1925 30c proof

1925 French 30c proof

1925 75c proof

1925 French 75c proof

1925 1F proof

1925 French 1F proof

1925 2F proof

1925 French 2F proof

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French issue 25c CHIFFRE TAXE proofs. (Goron coll.)

1925 25c CHIFFRE TAXE proof

1924 chiffre taxe - De La Rue Die Proof: From the master die in carmine pink mounted on very thick sunken card, the value tablets have been hand painted "2½D" and "25c", also "CHIFFRE TAXE" has been drawn in ink. Dated "17th October 1924" and endorsed "D" and "Approved overprint to be slightly lowered V.S. 28/X/24". (Goron coll.)

1925 25c CHIFFRE TAXE proof

1924 essay for the French issue comprising a proof in carmine with hand-painted "2½D" and "25c" value tablets (partially erased), and hand-drawn "CHIFFRE TAXE" in black, the whole affixed to thick card , marked "F", dated "5-11-24" and marked "Appd as to position of overprint 7/11/24". (seen in Robson Lowe Austr. 5 August 1976 and in Christie's Australia 3 May 1988 auction catalogs)
Now (Goron coll.)

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ps25f-2 ps25f-3 ps25f-4
ps25f-5 ps25f-1


Some final plate proofs of the French series.
According to Hals/Collas (p.113), final plate proofs in ultramarine on thick proof paper were made. A full set of 11 French values was made. (Klinger coll.)



ps25f0 ps25f1 ps25f2
ps25f3 ps25f8 ps25f4
ps25f6 ps25f7 ps25f5


Some other final plate proofs of the French series. (Goron coll.)


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