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Great Britain Postage Stamps

1847-1854 EMBOSSED ISSUES
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
101 og 55 imageS.G. #55, 1847-54 1/- Green embossed, Die 1, an extraordinarily fresh and handsome mint example, featuring considerably larger margins all around than typically encountered, rich color and crisp embossing, clean o.g., minor surface rubbing of embossing at bottom right not mentioned on accompanying certificate, very fine; a terribly challenging stamp to find this choice; signed Peter Holcombe and accompanied by his 1995 certificate; ex-"Kay-Jay" (Scott #5a). (Image) £8,250

SOLD for $12,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
102 c 55 imageS.G. #55, 1847-54 1/- Green embossed, Die 1, a magnificent block of eight (4 x 2), used together with a single, all tied to folded entire dated September 1, 1852 to Mexico by neat or very light strikes of the small black London barred numeral, the margins on the block and single range from close at a few places to unusually large margins (particularly for this issue), strong fresh color, large blue "10" rate handstamp at bottom, some light pressed creases and two stamps with minor surface flaws, overall in a remarkable state of preservation; an extraordinary franking of exceptional beauty and rarity; easily one of the premier pieces of postal history bearing an embossed issue; ex-"Maximus". (Image) Est. $50,000-75,000

SOLD for $50,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
103 c 55, 57 imageS.G. #55, 57, 1847-54 1/- Green, Die 1 and 10p Brown, Die 2 embossed, a horizontal pair of the former and a horizontal strip of three of the latter, used neatly together on a folded letter from London to Mexico (same correspondence as the previous lot) dated June 2, 1852, all five stamps cancelled by fine strikes of black London barred numerals, both the pair and strip of three have large well clear margins (just barely touching at top of one 10p stamp), small scissor cut in margin between second and third 10p stamps, strong rich colors, large bold "4" rate handstamp in blue, very fine; a remarkable cover both for its rarity as a combination franking and for its overall beauty; a highly important cover for either the specialist or exhibitor; 1990 BPA certificate; ex-Atkinson. (Image) Est. $15,000-20,000

SOLD for $15,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
104 og 57 imageS.G. #57, 1847-54 10p Brown embossed, Die 4, an unusually select mint example of this rare and difficult stamp, quite fresh, possessing excellent color and embossing on bright paper, exceptional margins, o.g., very fine and choice; in far superior quality than most existing examples; signed H. Bloch (Scott #6). (Image) £6,000

SOLD for $13,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
105 ogbl 57 imageS.G. #57, 1847-54 10p Brown embossed, Die 4, a showpiece mint block of eight (4 x 2) from the top of the sheet, marvelously bright and fresh, with deep luxuriant color and crisp detailed embossing, large to enormous margins all around (just touching at the bottom of two stamps), full o.g., several stamps never hinged, some creasing (just slightly cracks the surface on two impressions) as is found on most existing mint embossed multiples and not affecting its magnificent overall appearance, an immensely rare multiple perfect for exhibition; cataloged as two blocks of four; accompanied by 1982 Peter Holcombe and 2001 BPA certificates; ex-Burrus, Fraser (Scott #7). (Image) £90,000+

SOLD for $100,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1855-1883 SURFACE PRINTED ISSUES
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
106 og 62 imageS.G. #62, 1857 4p Carmine on thick highly glazed deeply blued paper, watermark small garter, a select mint example of this rare and difficult stamp, without the usual surface abrasions often found on these, well centered, with winged margin at left, o.g., very fine; ex-"Kay-Jay" (Scott #22). (Image) £5,000

SOLD for $12,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
107 P J70P imageS.G. Spec. #J70 plate proof, 1856 6p Deep mauve on azure paper, watermark emblems inverted, very scarce imperforate plate proof with central "EZ/Mr 25/1856" trial cancellation, three full margins, just cutting at right, fine; 1996 BPA certificate; ex-Dr. Douglas Latto (Scott #27P). (Image) £2,000

SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
108 P J70P imageS.G. Spec. #J70 plate proof, 1856 6p Deep mauve on azure paper, watermark emblems inverted, another very scarce imperforate plate proof with central "EB/Mr 27/1856" trial cancellation, four large margins, including a partial sheet margin at bottom, faint vertical crease, otherwise very fine; 1996 BPA certificate; ex-Dr. Douglas Latto (Scott #27P). (Image) £2,000

SOLD for $4,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
109 og 75 imageS.G. #75, 1862 3p Deep carmine rose, Plate 2, clear spandrels, watermark emblems, AA, deep luxuriant color on fresh paper, centered just a bit to left, o.g., fine and quite scarce (Scott #37a). (Image) £3,250

SOLD for $1,450.00
Will close during Public Auction
110 og 77 imageS.G. #77, 1862 3p Pale carmine rose, Plate 2, clear spandrels, watermark emblems, EB, handsome bottom sheet-margin example with "3 Pence/per Label" inscription in bottom sheet selvage, exceptionally well centered, o.g., with just the faintest trace of gum toning on reverse, very fine (Scott #37). (Image) £1,500

SOLD for $1,350.00
Will close during Public Auction
111 ng 78 imageS.G. #78 (S.G. Spec #J27a), 1862 3p Rose, "abnormal" Plate 3 with dots, unofficial line perforation 14, watermark emblems, EI, an extremely rare unused example, being one of only a very small number that exist, strong color, reperforated at top and at right, as is often the case with most existing "abnormal" stamps of any value, fine appearance (Scott #37b). (Image) £9,000

SOLD for $2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
112 og 83 imageS.G. #83, 1862 6p Deep lilac, Plate 3, watermark emblems, OG, especially deep luxuriant color, uncharacteristically well centered, o.g., very fine and uncommonly choice; 1985 BPA certificate (Scott #39h). (Image) £1,450

SOLD for $2,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
113 P 84 imp. imageS.G. #84 imprimatur (S.G. Spec. #J71(2) imp.), 1862 6p Lilac, Plate 3, watermark emblems, imperforate, AG, handsome top sheet-margin example, well margined, fresh color, o.g., very fine; 1996 BPA certificate; ex-Dr. Douglas Latto (Scott #39 imprimatur). (Image) £2,000

SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
114 og 89 imageS.G. #89, 1862 1/- Deep green, plate 2 (numbered 1), watermarked emblems, DL, strong rich color, attractively centered, o.g., very fine for this scarce stamp; signed Bolaffi and A. Diena (Scott #42a). (Image) £2,500

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
115 P 90 imp. imageS.G. #90 imprimatur (S.G. #J101 imp.), 1862 1/- Green, Plate 2, watermark emblems, imperforate, AI, top sheet-margin example, other margins full and even, lightly folded between sheet margin and stamp (well away from design), o.g., l.h. in sheet selvage only (which has a light marginal notation), very fine; 1996 BPA certificate; ex-Dr. Douglas Latto (Scott #42 imprimatur). (Image) £2,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
116 og 90 imageS.G. #90, 1862 1/- Green, Plate 2 (numbered 1), watermark emblems, CG, quite well centered, bright color, o.g., very fine; especially scarce in this premium condition; signed A. Diena (Scott #42). (Image) £1,700

SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
117 og/nhbl 94 imageS.G. #94, 1865 4p Vermilion, Plate 7, watermark large garter, pristine mint block of four, LD-ME, radiant color, o.g., top pair l.h., bottom pair n.h., fine (Scott #43a). (Image) £3,000

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
118 ogbl 94 imageS.G. #94, 1865 4p Vermilion, Plate 7, watermark large garter, attractive mint block of six (3 x 2), ND-OF, fresh color and paper, o.g., some hinge reinforcement of separated perforations, bottom right stamp with shorter perfs. at bottom, overall a fine and scarce multiple (Scott #43a). (Image) £4,150+

SOLD for $1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
119 og/nhbl 94 imageS.G. #94, 1865 4p Vermilion, Plate 11, watermark large garter, impressive bottom left corner sheet-margin block of twelve (3 x 4), OA-TC, showing partial inscriptions and plate number 11 in the selvage, rich color, o.g., all but two stamps n.h., lightly folded along horizontal perforations between second and third row, centered a bit to bottom, overall fine; one of the larger surviving multiples from this plate (Scott #43). (Image) £8,200

SOLD for $13,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
120 og 94a imageS.G. #94a, 1865 4p Vermilion, Plate 11, watermark large garter inverted, imperforate, AK-AL, extraordinarily well margined horizontal pair of this scare imperforate variety, with huge balanced margins all around, bright color, o.g., natural "transient inking flaws" (lightly printed areas) mainly appearing at bottom left of right stamp, very fine; 1996 BPA certificate (Scott #43b). (Image) £3,800+

SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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