A Collection of Proofs and Essays, the Property of a Gentleman

Date of Auction: 1st October 2009

Sold for £230

Estimate: £300 - £400

One Pound, undated, proof on light card, no. 1A, Promise to pay to Mr. Henry Hase or bearer, seated allegorical women representing England, Ireland and Scotland with cherubs at top centre, small vignettes of George IV and Britannia at sides. Good extremely fine £300-400


In 1819 Jacob Perkins emigrated from the United States and sailed to England. His first British partnership included Gideon Fairman and Charles Heath, but from 1852 onwards the business traded as Perkins, Bacon & Co. It remained one of the world’s leading security printing companies until 1935