Just listened to the podcast review of this piece and it made me want to revisit the links and read in more detail. The headline quote I picked up was
“Now that I think about it, I've seen less of each of the 2nd 8 on offerless 20s than I have of 12 back DT Lukes“.
Thanks for making me revisit it Rich. I’m going to see if there’s any other info out there. I’d be interested to know if aussiejames has any further opinion on the pieces in his childhood collection and their origin, and if he had had a chance to reflect on the Australia / Singapore theory since 2009.