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Great Britain Postage Stamps continued...

INLAND REVENUE OFFICIALS continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
201 og O9b imageS.G. #O9b, 1890 5/- Rose on white paper, "I.R./Official" overprint in blue black, NE, deep luxuriant color, attractively centered, o.g., lightly hinged, minor natural gum crease at bottom, very fine for this; 1969 RPS certificate; ex-Sir Gawaine Baillie (Scott #O8 var.). (Image) £4,500

SOLD for $6,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
202 og O10 imageS.G. #O10, 1890 10/- Ultramarine on white paper, watermark anchor, "I.R./Official", GD, a marvelous quality mint example of this very scarce stamp, uncharacteristically fresh and bright, vibrant color on immaculate paper, well centered, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine and exceedingly choice; 1980 BPA certificate; ex-Gibralter (Scott #O9). (Image) £5,500

SOLD for $7,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
203 og O10 imageS.G. #O10, 1890 10/- Ultramarine on white paper, watermark anchor, "I.R./Official", FD, another handsome mint example, quite fresh overall, bright color, well centered, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine; 1994 BPA certificate (Scott #O9). (Image) £5,500

SOLD for $7,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
204 S O11S imageS.G. #O11S (S.G. Spec. #L9s), 1885 £1 Brown lilac, watermark crowns, "I.R./Official" overprinted "SPECIMEN" Type 11, HD, rich color, fresh, o.g., fine; a very scarce and seldom offered specimen of this official rarity; 1994 BPA certificate (Scott #O10S). (Image) £3,250

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
205 og O11 imageS.G. #O11, 1885 £1 Brown lilac, watermark crowns, "I.R./Official", JA, an impressive bottom sheet-margin mint example of this important official rarity, being among the few sound original gum examples in existence, quite fresh overall, with strong rich color, quite well centered, o.g., small bend, thin spot in sheet selvage only, stamp itself is very fine; 1987 BPA certificate (Scott #O10). (Image) £35,000

SOLD for $35,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
206 og O12 imageS.G. #O12, 1890 £1 Brown lilac, watermark orbs, "I.R./Official", IB, an incredibly well centered mint example of this major rarity, with strong rich color as well, part o.g., with minor h.r.'s, completely free of the myriad of flaws that affect the majority of the "long" officials, very fine; signed H. Bloch and accompanied by a 1996 BPA certificate (Scott #O13). (Image) £55,000

SOLD for $50,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
207 og O19 imageS.G. #O19, 1901 1/- Green and carmine, "I.R./Official", intense colors, attractive centering, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine; signed Friedl (Scott #O18). (Image) £2,400

SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
208 og O22 imageS.G. #O22, 1902 2 1/2p Ultramarine, "I.R./Official", deep rich color, o.g., h.r., very fine; 1956 RPS and 1985 BPA certificates (Scott #O21). (Image) £700

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
209 og O23 imageS.G. #O23, 1904 6p Pale dull purple, "I.R./Official", the incomparable mint single, well centered, deep rich color, o.g., very fine (Scott #O22).The 6p "I.R. Official" was issued on March 14, 1904 and was officially withdrawn on May 13, 1904. This value was almost never used, but when it was, there were instructions within the Inland Revenue Department that they were to be so heavily cancelled as to make them essentially worthless to collectors. Therefore, of the six known used examples, virtually all of them are of very poor quality. Mint examples are another story. There is a sheet of 234 stamps housed in the Heritage collections of the Post Office (a complete sheet less six stamps) and eight other examples. Of the eight, a single and a pair are held in the Royal Collection and a block of four is in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin. This block and the pair in the Royal Collection are believed to have been removed from the sheet held by the Post Office. Essentially all are permanently housed in institutional collections never to be available to collectors - except the extraordinary example offered here - the only example in private hands.With only one available to collectors, this stamp is the key for any collector hoping to obtain a single mint example of every stamp from Great Britain, or of the entire British Empire for that matter. An extraordinary opportunity to acquire one of the rarest and most coveted stamps in the world. Accompanied by both a 1968 RPS certificate and a 2000 BPA certificate; ex-Harrison Cripps Collection. (Image) £135,000

SOLD for $350,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
210 og O24 imageS.G. #O24, 1902 1/- Green and carmine, "I.R./Official", unusually choice mint single, well centered, deep luxuriant colors on pristine paper, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine; not often encountered in this premium condition; 1985 BPA certificate (Scott #O23). (Image) £2,250

SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
211 og O25 imageS.G. #O25, 1902 5/- Bright carmine, "I.R./Official", outstanding centering within large margins, deep luxuriant color on bright paper, o.g., lightly hinged, mild diagonal bend, extremely fine; a premium quality example of this rare official; 1996 BPA certificate (Scott #O24). (Image) £10,000

SOLD for $13,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
212 og O27 imageS.G. #O27, 1902 £1 Dull blue green, "I.R./Official", a magnificent quality left sheet-margin mint example of this immensely rare stamp, being among the very finest of the few in existence, fabulously bright and fresh, strong rich color on especially clean paper, pristine full o.g. with just the barest trace of hinging, very fine; a terribly elusive stamp in any condition, but particularly so this choice; a stamp for the finest collection of Great Britain or of the entire British Empire; 1985 BPA certificate (Scott #O26). (Image) £37,000

SOLD for $57,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
OFFICE OF WORKS OFFICIALS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
213 og O34 imageS.G. #O34, 1902 5p Dull purple and blue, Die II, "O.W./Official", bright and fresh, o.g., minor h.r., very fine; ex-Gibralter (Scott #O47). (Image) £2,000

SOLD for $2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
214 og O36 imageS.G. #O36, 1902 1/2p Blue green, "O.W./Official", deep rich color, o.g., fine; ex-Gibralter (Scott #O49). (Image) £500

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
215 og O37 imageS.G. #O37, 1902 1p Scarlet, "O.W./Official", intensely rich color, nicely centered, o.g., very fine and scarce; ex-Gibralter (Scott #O50). (Image) £500

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
216 og O38 imageS.G. #O38, 1902 2p Yellowish green and carmine red, "O.W./Official", select mint single, wonderfully fresh overall, strong rich colors on bright paper, well centered, o.g., minor h.r., very fine and especially scarce thus; ex-Gibralter (Scott #O51). (Image) £1,500

SOLD for $1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
217 og O39 imageS.G. #O39, 1902 2 1/2p Ultramarine, "O.W./Official", brilliant mint single, strikingly fresh color, nicely centered, o.g., very fine for this scarce stamp; 1978 BPA certificate; ex-Sir Gawaine Baillie (Scott #O52). (Image) £2,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
218 og O40 imageS.G. #O40, 1903 10p Dull purple and carmine, "O.W./Official", incredibly well centered within large margins, deep rich colors, o.g., lightly hinged, extremely fine; a gem example of this this extraordinarily rare stamp, easily being one of the finest extant; 1977 RPS certificate (Scott #O53). (Image) £20,000

SOLD for $13,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
ARMY OFFICIALS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
219 nh O52 imageS.G. #O52, 1903 6p Pale dull purple, "Army/Official", impressive bottom right corner sheet-margin mint single, extraordinarily fresh, rich color, well centered, o.g., never hinged, very fine; especially elusive never hinged; ex-"Kay-Jay" (Scott #O62). (Image) for hinged £1,800

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
GOVERNMENT PARCEL OFFICIALS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
220 og O62 imageS.G. #O62, 1886 9p Dull green, "Govt./Parcels", uncharacteristically well centered and with strong color as well, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine; 1986 Brandon certificate (Scott #O29). (Image) £1,750

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction

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