Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand Inc.

1895 Pictorial Design Competition Essays

Artist A, page 1.

All designs on thin card, and watercolour unless noted.

Awaiting scan


A01


A02


A03

1/2d blue
18x23mm
Cabbage tree
(cordyline australis)

 

1d green
18x23mm
Toi-toi (native grass)

2d slate-purple
18x23mm
Nikau palm


A04


A05


A06

3d lake-brown
18x23mm
Flax

4d carmine
18x23mm
Native pigeon(?), bullrushes

5d deep brown
18x23mm
Tui (Parson bird)

 


A07


A08


6d yellow
18x23mm
Kiwi

8d deep claret
18x23mm
Huia


A09


A10


A11

1/- black
18x23mm
White Heron (Kotuku)

2/- red-brown
24x36mm
Maori ancestor figure, flanked by spear and club

1/- black
18x23mm
Tree fern (punga)


A12


A13

2/- yellowish-green
35x22.5mm
Mountain range flanked by toi-toi, tree fern, flax and nikau palm (clockwise from top left)

5/- carmine-lake
35x22.5mm
Mt. Ngarahoe(?)
flanked by native birds

 


A14


5/- brown-purple
35x23.5mm
Waka (Maori canoe) and Mt Egmont


Many of the above design were also submitted drawn to a larger scale.