Via the April 16, 2019 News & Notes newsletter from the Society of Paper Money Collectors is this article about a valuable find of
drawings by stamp and banknote designer Leonard Fryer. -Editor
Many things have been found in the back of residents' wardrobes over the years but most of the items probably wouldn't reach a six-figure
sum on the open market.
Hundreds of stamp size paintings worth an estimated £150,000 were found in an Ilford closet after Pauline Fryer died at the age of 84.
Gathering dust, behind a rack of clothes, was a rare collection of 270 original stamps and 40 banknote designs, painted in watercolour by her
relative, artist Leonard Fryer.
Dubbed “mini masterpieces”, the tiny works of art had to be drawn with a paintbrush in one hand and a magnifying glass in the other.
The artist, who died at the age of 74 in 1964, worked as a designer for London's Waterlow and Sons, a worldwide engraver and printers of currency,
postage stamps, stocks and bond certificates founded in 1810.
His work, carried out between the 1920s and 1950s will be auctioned on May 9 with Derbyshire's Hansons Auctioneers.
To read the complete article, see:
Collection worth six figure sum
found in Ilford wardrobe (https://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/art-work-gathering-dust-at-the-back-of-redbridge-closet-1-5990334)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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