2nd May, 2024 11:00

Bank Note Auction - Part Two

  Lot 550


South African Reserve Bank

Sold for £4,400
Estimated at £300 - £500

South African Reserve Bank, an original hand drawn design essay for the face of a 1 Pound note, dated 1945, produced by Bradbury Wilkinson, the design in pencil, ink and watercolour measures 8.4cms x 14.8cms, the design is almost entirely drawn directly on to the card with the portrait applied as a layer, the design itself is fairly clean with one or two minor spots of dirt here and there, the backing card has some minor damage to the edges and corners and is quite grubby and discoloured around the edges, the reverse of the card has quite a few grubby marks and stains