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British Empire Specimen Stamps

GREAT BRITAIN
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
3001 ogS S.G. #121s imageS.G. #121s, 1880 2/- Brown, with handstamped "Specimen", extraordinarily bright and fresh, full clean original gum, lightly hinged, very fine for this; a rather scarce specimen (Scott #56S). (Image) £1,000

SOLD for $1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
3002 ogS S.G. #126s-29s imageS.G. #126s-29s 1867-1883 5/- to £1 Queen Victoria, wmk. Maltese Cross, with handstamped "Specimen" set of three values, strong colors and impressions, 5/- with full original gum, other two no gum, 10/- with trivial corner crease, £1 with small toned spots, fine-very fine appearance; rarely seen specimen high values (Scott 57S, 74S-75S). (imagea) (imageb) (Image) £3,900

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
3003 ogS S.G. #133s imageS.G. #133s, 1882 £5 Orange on blued paper, with handstamped "Specimen", nicely centered, full but slightly disturbed o.g., very fine; a pleasing example of this rare specimen, which could be an affordable substitute for the mint stamp that catalogs £40,000 (Scott #93aS). (Image) £1,500

SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
3004 ogS S.G. #175s imageS.G. #175s, 1883 2/6 Lilac, on blued paper, with handstamped "Specimen", extraordinarily well centered, warm color, full original gum, relatively lightly hinged, very fine and choice (Scott #96aS). (Image) £275

SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
3005 ogS S.G. #178s-83s imageS.G. #178s-83s, 1883 2/6 to 10/- Queen Victoria on white paper, with handstamped "Specimen", well centered and with rich colors, first two o.g. with h.r., 10/- no gum, very fine (Scott #96S, 108S-09S). (Image) £675

SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
3006 ogS S.G. #183as imageS.G. #183as var., 1884 10/- Pale ultramarine, with inverted handstamped "Specimen", excellent centering, rich color and a strong impression on fresh paper, o.g., very fine; even though they were handstamped, specimen overprints are rarely found inverted (Scott #109S var.). (Image) as normal £225

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
3007 ogS S.G. #185s imageS.G. #185s, 1884 £1 Brown lilac, wmk. three crowns, with handstamped "Specimen", deeply rich color and a highly detailed impression, nicely centered, large part o.g., pinpoint thin speck, light natural horizontal gum crease which is endemic to these "long" stamps, very fine and quite scarce (Scott #110S). (Image) £750

SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
3008 ogS S.G. #188s-96s imageS.G. #188s-96s, 1883 1 1/2p to 1/- Queen Victoria "Lilac and Green" issue, with handstamped "Specimen", the 5p being the perf. 12 variety, strong colors, o.g., some small h.r.'s, 4p with light hinge stain, otherwise fine (Scott #99S-107S). (imagea) (Image) £960

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
3009 ogS S.G. #197s/211s imageS.G. #197s/211s, 1887-90 1/2p to 1/- Jubilee, with handstamped "Specimen", complete less the later issued 4 1/2p value, bright colors, full or large part o.g., fine-very fine (Scott #111S/22S). (Image) £508

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
3010 ngS S.G. #212s imageS.G. #212s, 1891 £1 Green, with handstamped "Specimen", deep intense color and impression on fresh paper, traces of o.g., fine (Scott #124S). (Image) £350

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
3011 ogS S.G. #260s/65s imageS.G. #260s/65s, 1902 2/6, 5/- and 10/- King Edward VII, with handstamped "Specimen", well centered, fresh colors, full o.g., 5/- with mild natural gum bend, 10/- with faint toning on the reverse only, otherwise very fine (Scott #139S-41S). (Image) £880

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
3012 ogS S.G. #266s imageS.G. #266s, 1902 £1 Dull blue green, with handstamped "Specimen", rich color, full o.g., small h.r., two faintly toned perf. tips at bottom and a trivial soiled spot to the right of the left "1", still a fine example of this scarce specimen high value (Scott #142S). (Image) £850

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
3013 ngS S.G. #399s-403s imageS.G. #399s-403s, 1913 2/6 to £1 Waterlow Seahorses, with handstamped "Specimen" cplt., well centered and strong colors, no gum, 5/- with a few short perfs., very fine and attractive set of these rarely offered specimens (Scott #173S-76S). (imagea) (Image) £4,500

SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
3014 ogS S.G. #438s imageS.G. #438s, 1929 £1 P.U.C., with handstamped "Specimen", attractively centered, strong color and impression, o.g., lightly hinged, light overall toning, very fine appearance; a rare specimen (Scott #209S). (Image) £2,000

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
3015 ogS S.G. #476s-78as imageS.G. #476s-78as, 1939-42 2/6 to 10/- King George VI, with handstamped "Specimen", set of five stamps, all very well centered, bright and fresh, o.g., lightly hinged, 5/- with a single toned perf. tip of no consequence, very fine (Scott #249S-51AS). (Image) £1,575

SOLD for $1,350.00
Will close during Public Auction
3016 ogS S.G. #O65s/70s imageS.G. #O65s-68s, 70s, 1887-90 1 1/2p to 1/- Govt. Parcels, with handstamped "Specimen", uncommonly bright colors, o.g., lightly hinged, a very fine lot of these elusive official specimens (Scott #O31S-36S). (Image) £615

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
3017 ogS S.G. 49s/475s S.G. #49s/475s, Balance of twenty stamps, nearly all of which are Queen Victoria issues with values from 1/2p to 8p, catalog values go up to £300, also includes a few shilling values of the Three King reigns, most o.g. and generally fine or better. £2,345

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
BRITISH OFFICES IN MIDDLE EAST
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
3018 ogS S.G. #M18s-21s imageS.G. #M18s-21s, 1943 1/- to 10/- "M.E.F" overprints, with overprinted "Specimen" cplt., well centered and fresh, o.g., minor h.r.'s, very fine; an especially elusive set (Scott #8S-9S, 14S-15S). (Image) £500

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
3019 ogS S.G. #MD5s imageS.G. #MD5s, 1942 1/- Deep blue postage due, with overprinted "Specimen", exceedingly bright and fresh, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine (Scott #J5S). (Image) £160

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
3020 ogS S.G. #S8s-9s imageS.G. #S8s-9s, 1943 1/- and 2/6 "E.A.F." overprints, with overprinted "Specimen" cplt., well centered, strong colors, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine (Scott #8S-9S). (Image) £275

SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction

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