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Great Britain Postage Stamps continued...

1867-1883 HIGH VALUES continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
141 og 132 imageS.G. #132, 1882 £1 Brown lilac on blued paper, watermark anchor, EF, a magnificent quality mint example of this key rarity, being in a condition that places it among the finest, if not being the finest, in existence, virtually perfect centering within large margins, strong rich color on bright paper, clean o.g., extremely fine in every regard; a gem for the finest quality collection of Great Britain or of the entire British Empire; 1994 BPA certificate (Scott #92). (Image) £80,000

SOLD for $135,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
142 P 133 imp. imageS.G. #133 imprimatur (S.G. Spec. #J128 imp.), 1882 £5 Orange on blued paper, watermark anchor, imperforate, BB, brilliantly fresh and choice example, featuring radiant color on bright paper, large margins, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine; a great rarity; 1993 and 1996 BPA certificates; ex-Dr. Douglas Latto (Scott #93b imprimatur). (Image) £20,000

SOLD for $24,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
143 P 133 imp. imageS.G. #133 imprimatur (S.G. Spec. #J128 imp.), 1882 £5 Orange on blued paper, watermark anchor, imperforate, AB, another example of this imprimatur rarity, large to huge margins all around, rich color, regummed over a thin spot at bottom left, very fine appearance; 1996 BPA certificate; ex-Dr. Douglas Latto (Scott #93b imprimatur). (Image) £20,000

SOLD for $10,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
144 S 133S imageS.G. #133S (S.G. Spec. #J128s), 1882 £5 Orange on blued paper, watermark anchor, with "SPECIMEN" type 9 handstamped overprint, BK, fresh color, small part o.g., minor corner crease at bottom right, otherwise fine; 1996 BPA certificate (Scott #93bS). (Image) £2,400

SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
145 og 135 imageS.G. #135, 1883 10/- Greenish grey on white paper, watermark anchor, BG, an incomparable mint example of this great rarity, in a condition that simply cannot be improved upon, possessing flawless centering, deep rich color and impression on brilliantly fresh paper, as well as pristine o.g. that has been only very lightly hinged, extremely fine; this gem has been described, on more than one occasion, as the finest in existence, and rightfully so; 1979 and 1997 BPA certificates; ex-"Vaduz", Manzi (Scott #91a). (Image) £60,000

SOLD for $160,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
146 og 137 imageS.G. #137, 1882 £5 Orange on white paper, watermark anchor, CM, brilliantly fresh and crisp, lovely rich color, clean o.g., very fine and especially choice; signed Senf (Scott #93). (Image) £9,000

SOLD for $13,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1873-1880 LARGE COLORED CORNER LETTERS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
147 og 141 imageS.G. #141, 1880 2 1/2p Rosy mauve, Plate 17, watermark Orb, EH, bright fresh example, rich color, o.g., lightly hinged, fine; the rarest plate number found on this stamp (Scott #67). (Image) £1,250

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
148 og 142 imageS.G. #142, 1880 2 1/2p Blue, Plate 17, watermark Orb, GG, premium mint example, well centered, deep rich color, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine (Scott #68). (Image) £375

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
149 og/nhbl 142 imageS.G. #142, 1880 2 1/2p Blue, Plate 17, watermark Orb, AH-HL vertical block of 40 (5 x 8), being the last five complete rows from the top right portion of the sheet, with sheet selvages on three sides with partial inscriptions and plate number 17 showing, fresh color, fairly well centered for a multiple of this size, o.g., nearly all stamps are never hinged, with hinge reinforcements in the selvages, lightly folded along a couple of horizontal rows of perforations, faint toning mainly confined to the top row, overall fine and most impressive; quite likely one of the largest surviving multiples of this issue; cataloged as eight blocks of four and eight singles by the S.G. Spec. catalogue (Scott #68). (Image) £20,600+

SOLD for $21,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
150 og/nhbl 144 imageS.G. #144, 1873 3p Pale rose, Plate 11, watermark spray, FA-JD complete pane of twenty, with "Price/3 Pence per Label/1 Shilling per Row of 4/10 Shillings per Sheet of 40" inscription in top sheet selvage and "POSTAGE THREE PENCE" at bottom, extraordinarily well centered throughout, fresh color, o.g., twenty stamps never hinged, some hinge reinforcements primarily in sheet selvages, two rows with light horizontal creasing, few faint tone specks, otherwise a very fine and scarce complete pane; cataloged as four blocks of four and four singles by the S.G. Spec. catalogue. (Scott #61) (Image) £10,400+

SOLD for $6,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
151 og/nhbl 144 imageS.G. #144, 1873 3p Pale rose, Plate 19, watermark spray, FE-JH complete pane of twenty, with "Price/3 Pence per Label/1 Shilling per Row of 4/10 Shillings per Sheet of 40" inscription in top sheet selvage and "POSTAGE THREE PENCE" at bottom, fairly well centered throughout, deep rich color, o.g., more than half of the stamps are never hinged, mild creasing in top sheet selvage and faint creasing in second horizontal row, one stamp with internal fault, overall fine and quite scarce as a complete pane; cataloged as four blocks of four and four singles by the S.G. Spec. catalogue. (Scott #61) (Image) £10,400+

SOLD for $11,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
152 P 145 imp. imageS.G. #145 imprimatur (S.G. Spec. #J82 imp.), 1873 6p Pale buff, "abnormal" Plate 13, watermark spray, imperforate, TJ, an extremely rare imprimatur of the "abnormal" issue in pale buff, of which no mint perforated copies are known and only a small number of used examples exist, full to large margins all around, quite bright and fresh, o.g., very fine; 1996 BPA certificate; ex-Dr. Douglas Latto (Scott #63 imprimatur). (Image) £8,000

SOLD for $12,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
153 og/nhbl 150 imageS.G. #150, 1876 1/- Green, Plate 13, watermark spray, AI-EL complete pane of twenty, with "POSTAGE ONE SHILLING" in top sheet selvage and "Price/1 Shilling per Label/4 Shillings per Row of 4/1 Pound per Sheet of 20" at bottom, fairly well centered throughout, strong color, o.g., a number are never hinged, although many stamps have creasing not readily apparent from face, fine appearance; few complete panes still exist; cataloged as four blocks of four and four singles by the S.G. Spec. catalogue (Scott #64). (Image) £14,000+

SOLD for $5,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
154 og 151 imageS.G. #151, 1880 1/- Orange brown, Plate 13, watermark spray, HE-HF horizontal pair, particularly fresh, strong color, well centered, o.g., lightly hinged, faint natural bends, very fine; an especially rare multiple of which few are known; ex-Sir Gawaine Baillie (Scott #65). (Image) £6,500+

SOLD for $7,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
155 P 152 imp. imageS.G. #152 imprimatur (S.G. Spec. #J63 imp.), 1876 4p Vermilion, "abnormal" Plate 16, watermark large garter, imperforate, an extremely rare imprimatur of the "abnormal" issue from Plate 16, of which no mint perforated copies are known and only eleven used examples are recorded, full to large margins all around, intense color, o.g., barest trace of hinging (if at all), very fine; 1996 BPA certificate showing top sheet selvage which was subsequently removed; ex-Dr. Douglas Latto (Scott #69 imprimatur). (Image) £8,500

SOLD for $13,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
156 og 156a imageS.G. #156a, 1876 8p Purple brown, Plate 1, watermark large garter, AD, an especially fresh example of this rare stamp that was prepared but never issued, deep rich color, while centered just into perforations at top, this is quite typical as virtually all known copies have perforations cutting the design (usually at left or at top), o.g., faintly hinged, fine; 1995 Brandon certificate (Scott #72). (Image) £6,500

SOLD for $9,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
157 og 160 imageS.G. #160, 1880 4p Grey brown, Plate 17, CH, uncharacteristically well centered, rich color, o.g., very fine (Scott #84). (Image) £350

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
158 og 162a imageS.G. #162a, 1883 "6d.." on 6p Lilac, slanting dots variety, OI, fresh mint example of this scarce variety, from the first state before the second dot vanished, strong color, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine for this; 1952 RPS certificate (Scott #95 var.). (Image) £950

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1883-1888 DE LA RUE HIGH VALUES
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
159 P 175-77 imp. imageS.G. #175-77 imprimaturs (S.G. Spec. K9, K11, K13 imp.), 1883-84 2/6p to 10/- High values on blued paper, imperforate, lettered BH or CH, a stunning matched set of right sheet-margin imprimaturs, each possessing wide margins all around, including huge sheet margins at right (with contemporaneous pencil dates/notations in margins), brilliantly fresh, lovely rich colors on easily discernible blued paper, o.g., couple of minor natural paper wrinkles, extremely fine; a very rare and eye-catching set; 1996 BPA certificate; ex-Dr. Douglas Latto (Scott #96a, 108a, 109a imprimaturs). (imagea) (imageb) (Image) £10,500

SOLD for $17,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
160 P 175 imp. imageS.G. #175 imprimatur (S.G. Spec. #K9 imp.), 1883 2/6p Lilac on blued paper, imperforate, CB, exceptionally wide and even margins all around, fresh color, o.g., small paper flaw by Queen's chin, otherwise very fine and rare; 1996 BPA certificate; ex-Dr. Douglas Latto (Scott #96a imprimatur). (Image) £3,000

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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