“Heraldry” [Design For Australian Postage Stamp]
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“Heraldry” [Design For Australian Postage Stamp]

c1946. Ink and wash with white gouache, titled in ink in lower margin, 20.5 x 25.7cm. Tears to upper edge, slight creases and minor foxing to margins.

Shows the six states of Australia with their state flags. The South Australia symbol has since changed to a white-backed magpie. Ref: Flags Australia.

This design was most likely created for entry in the Australian Post Office stamp design competition held in 1946: the aim being to create “distinctly Australian” designs for overseas promotion. Ref: Aust Post.

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Item #CL187-141

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