Somaliland 1952/3 KGVI Bradbury Record Book Photo-Essays, Unique

1952-3 KGVI/QEII Pictorial Set: 11 Archival Photo-Essays for the Pictorials which were ultimately issued with QEII vignette but seen here in development with KGVI vignette. Values from 5c to 10/-, varying near-issued or unadopted designs all on portion of record book page dated "10 January 1952". VF, important archival piece, likely unique.
PRINTERS RECORD BOOK PHOTO-ESSAYS: Bradbury Wilkinson Ltd maintained daily record books reflecting the various works in progress. These records were in photographic format and comprise then-contemporary photographs of the various artworks, handpainted essays, accepted & unaccepted designs in progress. When dates are shown these are the entry dates into the archive record books. By way of comparison to archival materials of the other stamp printers these photographic records can for Bradbury Wilkinson be likened to the so-called "day book" die proofs affixed to the ledger pages in the De La Rue records. As with the De La Rue day book items these Bradbury Wilkinson pieces are similarly important and typically unique. Provenance: Can be reconciled with images of the intact archive prior to distribution.

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