### 1925 French Essay to prepare printing (Goron coll.)

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French 1911 set of eleven values affixed to a partitioned sheet and used for Essays for the 1925 issue, with each altered by hand in ink showing the original value in the centre
deleted and the dual English/French currencies inserted below "POSTAGE/POSTES". Additionally each has the number to be printed below in red and instructions added for the new colours for five values,
while the other six are marked ""No change". The whole mounted on a slightly larger sheet with a typed heading in French. An important item relating to the changes necessary for the 1925 issue.
Ex de La Rue Archives.

### 1925 French Essays

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

### 1925 1d Colour trial for the French issue

### 1925 1d Colour trial for the French issue

### 1925 1d Colour trial for the French issue

### 1925 1d Colour trial for the French issue

### 1925 1d Colour trial for the French issue

### 1925 1d Colour trial for the French issue

### 1925 1d Colour trial for the French issue

### 1925 1d Colour trial for the French issue

### 1925 colour trial

### 1925 proof for the French edition maybe - Image thanks to Caphila France

###
French issue 25c, 30c, 40c, 75c, 1F & 2F on wove paper annotated "Value correct", initialled and dated "14-11-24".

("Mele", Ruecker, Holland (†) & Goron (†) coll.)

### 1925 French 25c proof

### 1925 French 30c proof

### 1925 French 40c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 1925 French 75c proof

### 1925 French 1F proof

### 1925 French 2F proof

### 1925 French 2F proof

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

### 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". (Crompton ex Goron coll.)

### 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 (Crompton ex Goron coll.)

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

### 1925 5c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 5c proof

### 1925 10c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 10c proof

### 1925 20c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 20c proof

### 1925 40c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 40c proof

### 1925 75c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 75c proof

### 1925 1F proof

(new 8/2018)

### 1F proof

### 1925 2F proof

(new 8/2018)

### 2F proof

### 1925 5F proof

(new 8/2018)

### 5F proof

### 1925 5c proof, fresh entry at top

(new 8/2018)

### 5c proof - "fresh entry" at top, position unknown.

### And more of these: 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 & other coll.)

### 1925 5c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 5c proof block of 6 from the middle of the sheet

### 1925 10c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 10c proof block of 4

### 1925 10c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 10c proof block of 4

### 1925 20c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 20c proof vertical pair

### 1925 1F proof

(new 8/2018)

### 1F proof vertical pair

### 1925 5F proof

(new 8/2018)

### 5F proof block of 4

### 1925 5c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 5c proof

### 1925 5c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 5c proof

### 1925 5c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 5c proof

### 1925 10c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 10c proof

### 1925 10c proof pair

(new 8/2018)

### 10c proof pair

### 1925 10c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 10c proof

### 1925 10c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 10c proof

### 1925 20c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 20c proof

### 1925 20c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 20c proof

### 1925 20c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 20c proof

### 1925 20c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 20c proof

### 1925 40c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 40c proof

### 1925 40c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 40c proof

### 1925 40c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 40c proof

### 1925 40c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 40c proof

### 1925 50c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 50c proof

### 1925 75c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 75c proof

### 1925 75c proof

(new 8/2018)

### 75c proof

### 1925 1F proof

(new 8/2018)

### 1F proof

### 1925 1F proof

(new 8/2018)

### 1F proof

### 1925 1F proof

(new 8/2018)

### 1F proof

### 1925 2F proof

(new 8/2018)

### 2F proof

### 1925 2F proof

(new 8/2018)

### 2F proof

### 1925 2F proof

(new 8/2018)

### 2F proof

### 1925 5F proof

(new 8/2018)

### 5F proof

### 1925 5F proof

(new 8/2018)

### 5F proof

### 1925 5F proof

(new 8/2018)

### 5F proof