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The Golden Collection of Great Britain Part 2: Queen Victoria to King Edward VII

Sale number: 100

Monday 9th November 2015

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1 £1000
1840 1d. intense black plate 1a GH, fine unused (regummed), with good even margins, very fresh. S.G. Spec. AS1, cat. 22,000. Photo.
2 £1000
1840 1d. black plate 1b FJ, unused (without gum), with watermark inverted, both side margins are ragged and slightly thinned, scarce. S.G. 2 Wi, Spec. AS5i, cat. 48,000. Photo.
3 £900
1840 1d. intense black plate 1b MI, unused (regummed) example of fine appearance, clearly displaying the reentry, repaired in places and other imperfections but an attractive example. S.G. Spec. AS4b, cat. 13,000. Photo.
4 £1550
1840 1d. black plate 2 AK, unused (regummed), with watermark inverted, just touched at top, otherwise small to ample margins, a trifle rubbed, scarce. Brandon certificate (1992) states ''unused with original gum...''S.G. 2 Wi, Spec. AS15l, cat. 48,000. Photo.
5 £1500
1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 FG, unused (regummed), displaying 'double G', with ample to very large margins, a trifle soiled at upper right and a little toned, otherwise of fine appearance. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1983). S.G. Spec. AS16c, cat. 12,500. Photo.
6 £1200
1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 JE, fine unused (redistributed gum), with good to large even margins, barely apparent light vertical bend, an attractive example. S.G. Spec. AS16, cat 16,000. Photo.
7 £1100
1840 1d. intense black plate 4 RF, fine unused (regummed or redistributed gum), with ample to large even margins, an attractive example with strong colour. S.G. Spec. AS22, cat. 17,000. Photo.
8 £900
1840 1d. black plate 5 EC state 2 (first repair), fine unused, with large even margins, tiny surface imperfection at left, otherwise very fine appearance, traces of gum (not original). A rare stamp. S.G. Spec. AS27, unpriced unused. Photo.
9 £750
1840 1d. black plate 5 JK, fresh unused, with ample to very large margins, tiny ink mark at top, otherwise fine with small part redistributed original gum. Brandon certificate (1978). S.G. Spec. AS56, cat. 12,000. Photo.
10 £1350
1840 1d. black plate 5 NA state 2 (second repair), fine unused with distributed original gum, with small to good even margins. Rare. S.G. Spec. AS28, unpriced unused. Photo.
11 £2100
1840 1d. black plate 5 PA, fine mint, with watermark inverted, with clear to large margins, with part original slightly toned gum, signed by Alberto Diena on reverse, an attractive and scarce stamp. R.P.S. certificate (2002) states ''cleaned of stains on reverse''. S.G. 2Wi, Spec. AS25e, cat. 48,000. Photo.
12 £1700
1840 1d. black plate 6 EA, fine unused, with small to very large margins, and of excellent appearance. R.P.S. certificate (1985) states ''Part o.g.''. S.G. Spec. AS41, cat. 13,000. Photo.
13 £2000
1840 1d. intense black plate 6 NI, fine and fresh mint, with clear to large margins and large part original gum, a few light bends, strong colour. S.G. Spec. AS40, cat. 18,000. Photo.
14 £600
1840 1d. black plate 6 SA, unused (regummed), displaying the re-entries in the upper corners, lower right corner rounded but clear of frame line, otherwise ample to large margins, small thin at lower left, of fine appearance. S.G. Spec. AS40a, cat. 15,000. Photo.
15 £1550
1840 1d. black plate 8 BE, mint, with ample to large margins, slightly toned and light horizontal gum bend or wrinkle, otherwise fine with large part original gum. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1982). S.G. Spec. AS46, cat. 16,000. Photo.
16 £4500
1840 1d. black plate 8 TH imprimatur, with good to very large even margins, light diagonal surface rub not detracting from very fine and fresh appearance, rare. B.P.A. certificate (1996) mentions ''horizontal crease at top''. S.G. Spec. AS46, cat 42,000. Photo.
17 £1700
1840 1d. black plate 8 TJ state 1, mint example displaying the re-entry, with close to large margins, a few areas of toning, otherwise fine with large part original gum. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1990). S.G. Spec. AS46a, cat. 17,500. Photo.
18 £880
1840 1d. black plate 9 QE, mint with faintly toned partly redistributed original gum, with ample to large margins, a trifle soiled, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS56, cat. 20,000. Photo.
19 £2100
1840 1d. black plate 11 JJ, mint with slightly toned disturbed part original gum, margin slightly ragged and possibly just touching frame line at upper left, otherwise small to large margins, vertical creases not detracting from fine appearance. S.G. Spec. AS73, cat. 26,000. Photo.
20 £6500
1840 1d. black group of unused (regummed) examples, mainly four margined, comprising plate 1b PC, OI, 2 BI, EH, 3 ME, 4 HA, QB, 5 IH, 6 OB, OD, QK, 8 QI, 10 NI, mixed condition with some repairs, faults, etc., a few possibly cleaned, many of fine appearance. (13). Photo.
21 £5200
1840 1d. grey-black group of unused (regummed) examples, mainly four margined, comprising plate 1a EG, NC, 1b CG, 3 HA, NB, 4 QK, 5 HH, 6 EG, 7 EE, OA, 10 DC, HA, 11DH, mixed condition with some repairs, faults, etc., a few possibly cleaned, many of fine appearance. (13). Photo.
22 £2000
1840 2d. deep full blue plate 1 AI, unused, with good to large margins, a few tiny areas of toning, possibly cleaned, with strong colour and small part redistributed gum. S.G. 4, Spec. DS1, cat. 45,000
23 £2500
1840 2d. blue plate 1 GA, fine unused (regummed), with good to enormous margins, strong colour, attractive example. S.G. 5, Spec. DS5, cat. 38,000. Photo.
24 £3500
1840 2d. pale blue plate 1 HA, fine unused, with good to large even margins, a few light tone specks, strong colour, attractive example with redistributed gum. S.G. 6, Spec. DS6, cat. 48,000. Photo.
25 £2800
1840 2d. blue plate 1 TH, of superb unused appearance in a most attractive pastel shade, with good to large even margins, tiny thin, beautiful colour. S.G. 5, Spec. DS5, cat. 38,000. Photo.
26 £2400
1840 2d. pale blue plate 2 AJ, fine unused (regummed), with close to good margins. S.G. Spec. DS9, cat. 48,000. Photo.
27 £720
1840 2d. blue plate 2 JI, an apparently unused example, with clear to close even margins, appears to have been cleaned of an obliteration, sold 'as is'. S.G. Spec. DS8.
28 £2200
1840 2d. blue plate 2 TC, unused (regummed or redistributed gum), with close to very large margins, small area of toning on neck, strong bright colour. S.G. Spec. DS8, cat. 45,000. Photo.
29 £7500
1840 V.R: 1d. black AA, a very fine and fresh unused example with slight traces of original gum, close at base otherwise very large even margins, trivial surface imperfection at top. B.P.A. certificate (1989). S.G. Spec. VR1, cat. 32,000. Photo.
30 £2600
1841 1d. red-brown plate 2 AB, a fine unused example with small part original gum, small to large margins and exceptional deep colour, minor tone spots in upper corners, a very rare stamp. S.G. 7, Spec, AS18, cat. 22,000. Photo.
31 £900
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 OH, a fine unused (gum may be original but not guaranteed) example with small to very large margins and deep colour. S.G. 7, Spec, AS26, cat. 12,000. Photo.
32 £500
1841 1d. red-brown plate 9 EL, unused (gum may be original but not guaranteed), with good even margin, a few tiny imperfections, otherwise a fine. S.G. 7, Spec, AS57, cat. 6,250. Photo.
33 £260
1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 BC, unused (regummed), with small to good margins, lightly toned, otherwise of fine appearance. S.G. 7, Spec, AS69, cat. 2,800. Photo.
34 £220
1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 BG, a fresh mint example of the pre-provisional printing, with clear to full margins displaying a small portion of the adjoining impression at right, a few light bends and thins, of good appearance. R.P.S. certificate (1987), S.G. 7, Spec, AS70, unpriced unused. Photo.
35 £1400
1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 ML, a fine mint marginal example from the right of the sheet with full 'deckle edge' selvedge showing ''In Wetting the'' inscription, good even margins other sides, with large part original gum, usual bends or wrinkles. S.G. 7, Spec, AS69, cat. 2,800. Photo.
36 £1000
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 QC, very fresh unused (regummed) and of exceptional appearance, with good to very large even margins, slight area of thinning, apparently beneath the gum, deep colour. S.G. 7, Spec, AS74, cat. 11,500. Photo.
37 £1200
1841 1d. red-brown imprimaturs (6) comprising plates 13 SJ, 14 TK, 29 SL with selvedge at right, 39 AI with part upper selvedge, 40 GG, 41 AH with upper selvedge, with clear to good margins, a few imperfections but mainly good to fine. S.G. Spec. BS2, 3, 18, 26B, 26C, 26D, cat. 9,000. Photo.
38 £380
1841 1d. red-brown plate 33 AK imprimatur, a very fine upper marginal example, with small even margins, part inscription and pencilled ''33'' in selvedge. S.G. Spec. BS22, cat. 1,500. Photo.
39 £180
1841 1d. red-brown plate 35 AH imprimatur, a fine upper marginal example, with close to good margins, part inscription in selvedge, folded through selvedge clear of design. S.G. Spec. BS24, cat. 1,500. Photo.
40 £320
1841 1d. red-brown plate 42 AB imprimatur, a very fine upper marginal example, with ample to good even margins, part inscription in selvedge, folded through selvedge clear of design. S.G. Spec. BS26E, cat. 1,500. Photo.
41 £350
1841 1d. red-brown plate 43 AE imprimatur, a very fine upper marginal example showing inscription, with fair to good even margins, folded through selvedge clear of design. S.G. Spec. BS26F, cat. 1,500. Photo.
42 £400
1841 1d. red-brown plate 44 AE imprimatur, a very fine upper marginal example showing inscription, with close to good even margins, folded through selvedge clear of design. S.G. Spec. BS26G, cat. 1,500. Photo.
43 £950
1841 1d. red-brown imprimaturs (4) comprising plates 49 IG, 50 TH, 55 TJ, 57 AD with part upper selvedge and inscription, all four margined, mainly good to large, fine. S.G. Spec. BS27 cat. 5,400. Photo.
44 £350
1841 1d. red-brown plate 53 IL imprimatur, a superb right marginal example showing inscription, with good to large even margins, strong colour. S.G. Spec. BS27, cat. 1,500. Photo.
45 £400
1841 1d. red-brown plate 58 AH imprimatur, a fine upper marginal example showing inscription, with ample to large even margins, tiny paper flaw on chin, usual marginal fold clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. BS27, cat. 1,500. Photo.
46 £260
1841 1d. red-brown plate 59 IL imprimatur, a very fine right marginal example showing inscription, with clear to large margins. S.G. Spec. BS28, cat. 1,350. Photo.
47 £220
1841 1d. red-brown plate 60 AD imprimatur, a fine upper marginal example showing inscription, with clear to large margins, usual marginal fold clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. BS28, cat. 1,350. Photo.
48 £1200
1841 1d. red-brown imprimaturs (6) comprising plates 63 HG, 69 TI, 70 AK and 71 TK with part upper and lower selvedge and inscription respectively, 72 TJ, 75 AI with upper selvedge, all four margined, mainly good to large, fine. S.G. Spec. BS28 cat. 5,400. Photo.
49 £320
1841 1d. red-brown plate 81 AC imprimatur, a superb upper marginal example showing inscription, with good to large margins with trace of the adjoining impression at base, usual marginal fold clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. BS29, cat. 1,350. Photo.
50 £320
1841 1d. red-brown plate 88 IL imprimatur, a fine right marginal example showing inscription, with good to large even margins other sides, selvedge with thinning at right well clear. S.G. Spec. BS30, cat. 1,350. Photo.
51 £320
1841 1d. red-brown plate 92 IL imprimatur, a fine right marginal example showing inscription, with good to very large even margins, selvedge with thinning at right well clear. S.G. Spec. BS31, cat. 1,350. Photo.
52 £320
1841 1d. red-brown plate 94 AF imprimatur, a fine upper marginal example showing inscription, with small to very large margins, selvedge thinning at top and usual marginal fold clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. BS31, cat. 1,350. Photo.
53 £400
1841 1d. red-brown plate 95 AJ imprimatur, a very fine upper marginal example showing inscription, with good to large margins, ''95''pencilled above usual marginal fold well clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. BS31, cat. 1,350. Photo.
54 £520
1841 1d. red-brown plate 98 AJ imprimatur, a very fine upper marginal example showing inscription, large even margins, ''98'' in blue above usual marginal fold well clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. BS31, cat. 1,350. Photo.
55 £520
1841 1d. red-brown plate 100 AI imprimatur, a fine upper marginal example showing inscription, with good to large margins, usual marginal fold well clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. BS31, cat. 1,350. Photo.
56 £220
1841 1d. red-brown plate 101 AK imprimatur, a very fine upper marginal example showing inscription, with good to large margins, tiny pinhole, ''101'' pencilled in selvedge. S.G. Spec. BS31, cat. 1,350. Photo.
57 | £4500
1841 1d. red-brown imprimaturs (16) incl. upper marginal examples comprising plates 102 AH, 103 AJ, 105 AJ, 122 AJ, 123 AH, 124 AB 126 AJ, lower marginal comprising 117 TK, 118 TK, and seven non marginal examples, all with four margins, a few with imperfections but mainly good to fine. S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 21,600.
58 £220
1841 1d. red-brown plate 129 HL imprimatur, a very fine right marginal example showing inscription, with large even margins, natural paper crease from ''P'' of ''POSTAGE'' to Queens head. S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 1,350. Photo.
59 £450
1841 1d. red-brown plate 130 HL imprimatur, a very fine right marginal example showing inscription, good to very large margins. S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 1,350. Photo.
60 £260
1841 1d. red-brown plate 130 TJ on lavender tinted paper, very fine and fresh mint with good to very large margins and large part original gum. S.G. Spec. BS32. Photo.
61 £500
1841 1d. red-brown plate 131 AE imprimatur, a fine upper marginal example showing inscription, good to large margins, usual marginal fold clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 1,350. Photo.
62 | £5200
1841 1d. red-brown, a mint or unused plated (not all guaranteed) collection on leaves incl. plate 14 PG-PH pair, just cut into at top left otherwise ample to large margins, plate 56 BH, with good to enormous margins with portion of adjoining impression at right, plate 72 LA marginal example with selvedge at left, plate 80 QA-QD strip of four (cut into at base), Brandon certificate (1979), plate 87 BA-BB marginal pair, just touched/cut into at top, selvedge at left and part of adjoining impression at right, plate 97 HL with part selvedge at right, shades, ivory heads, etc., some with faults but mainly good to fine four margined examples with good appearance and strong colour. (126)
63 £2100
1841 2d. pale blue plate 3 IA, mint, with fair to enormous margins incorporating a small part of the selvedge at left, a few tiny surface marks and slightly faded at top, otherwise fine with large part slightly toned original gum. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1983). S.G. 13, Spec. ES10, cat. 9,500. Photo.
64 £980
1841 2d. blue plate 3 FL, fine unused (regummed), with good to large even margins, an attractive example with good colour. R.P.S. certificate (1985) states ''unused is genuine''. S.G. 14, Spec. ES11, cat. 6,250. Photo.
65 £520
1841 2d. pale blue plate 3 KI, unused, displaying guideline through value, touched at top otherwise clear to fair margins, a few imperfections but a presentable example of the variety with small part original gum. R.P.S. certificate (1986). S.G. 13, Spec. ES10g, cat. 9,500. Photo.
67 £1900
1841 2d. deep full blue plate 3 OC, fine mint, with small to good even margins, very attractive example with strong deep colour and near complete original gum. S.G. 15, Spec. ES12, cat. 8,500. Photo.
68 £1400
1841 2d. blue plate 4 AE, very fine and fresh mint, with ample to large margins, a very attractive example with bright strong colour and large part original gum, small collectors mark on reverse. B.P.A. certificate (1980). S.G. 14, Spec. ES14, cat. 6,250. Photo.
72 £600
1841 2d. blue plate 4 JF, fine unused (regummed), good to huge margins with a portion of the adjoining impression at base, initialled on reverse, of fine appearance. S.G. 14, Spec. ES14, cat. 6,250. Photo.
73 £380
1841 2d. blue plate 4 RG, unused (with toned gum which is not guaranteed), with large to very large even margins, vertical crease and bend, patched fault on ''W'' of ''TWO'', of fine appearance. S.G. 14, Spec. ES14, cat. 6,250. Photo.
74 £1550
1841 2d. blue, three unused examples comprising plate 3 BA (strong ivory head), 4 BK (possible lavender tinge), OA, BA touched at upper left, otherwise all with small to large margins, of good to fine appearance. S.G. 14, cat. 18,750. Photo.
75 £180
1852-53 1d. red-brown plate 133 RL imprimatur, a very fine right marginal example, with good to very large even margins, peripheral adhesion at edge of reverse selvedge. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 1,350.
76 £450
1852-53 1d. red-brown plate 139 AE imprimatur, a fine upper marginal example showing inscription, with ample to good margins, usual marginal fold clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 1,350.
77 £1100
1852-53 1d. orange-brown plate 147 HE, superb fresh mint with ample to large margins and full original gum, strong colour. Copy of R.P.S. certificate (1980) for a block of four. S.G. Spec. B2(3), cat. 2,000. Photo.
78 £500
1852-53 1d. red-brown plate 151 AF imprimatur, a fine upper marginal example showing inscription, with good to very large margins, usual marginal fold clear of stamp, attractive deep colour. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 1,350.
79 £1600
1852-53 Alphabet II 1d. lake-red plate 165 IJ, JI, two mint examples, originating from the same block, IJ with clear to good margins (small split at top), JI with good margins, both with a diagonal crease at left and right respectively where original block was folded, of good to fine appearance with full original gum. Copy of R.P.S. certificate (1988) for the original block of eight. S.G. 11, Spec. B2(2), cat. 10,500. Photo.
80 | £5000
1852-53 1d. red-brown imprimaturs (21) incl. upper marginal examples comprising plates 135 AE, 144 AJ, 145 AH, 147 AD, 149 AD, 150 AK, 154 AB, 161 AD, 165 AK, 166 AK, 167 AB, 168 AE, right marginal comprising plates 136 RL, 137 PL, 146 IL, 156 SL, and four single examples, a few touched or with clear margins, mainly four margined (a few touched or just clear), a few with imperfections but mainly good to fine. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 28,350.
82 | £260
1854 SC16 1d., seven unused examples incl. shades, mainly good centering, a few imperfections, some with original gum, mainly good to fine. S.G. 17, Spec. C1, cat. 2,625.
83 £5200
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown imprimaturs (24) plates 180 to 204, upper marginal examples comprising 180 AI, 181 AC, 182 AB, 183 AE, 184 AH, 185 AI, 186 AI, 187 AE, 188 AH, 192 AC, 198 AJ, 199 AJ, 201 AK, 203 AK, 204 AK, all but plate 189 with four margins, a few minor imperfections but mainly good to fine. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. 31,200. Photo.
85 £200
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate 204 AH imprimatur, a fine upper marginal example showing part inscription, good to large even margins, usual fold through selvedge (with imperfections) clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. 1,500. Photo.
86 £180
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate R3 AF imprimatur, a fine upper marginal example showing inscription, with good to large margins, small natural paper flaw on nose, usual marginal fold clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. 1,500. Photo.
87 £180
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate R5 CH with watermark inverted, a good unused example with redistributed gum, some small imperfections but very scarce. S.G. 17wi, Spec. C1(1)d, unpriced unused. Photo.
88 £190
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate R5 IL imprimatur, a fine right marginal example showing inscription, with good to very large margins, selvedge thinned at right edge. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. 1,500. Photo.
89 £220
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate R6 AD imprimatur, a fine upper marginal example showing inscription, with small to good margins, usual marginal fold clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. 1,500. Photo.
91 £350
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate R8 AE imprimatur, a fine upper marginal example showing inscription, with good to very large margins, usual marginal fold clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. 4,250. Photo.
92 £320
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate R9 AH imprimatur, an upper marginal example showing inscription, with good to large margins, creased at top, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. 4,250. Photo.
93 £320
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate R10 AH imprimatur, an upper marginal example showing inscription, just touched at right, otherwise with ample to large margins, usual marginal fold well clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. 4,250. Photo.
94 £270
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate R12 TE imprimatur, fine with good to very large margins. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. 4,250. Photo.
98 £550
1854 SC16 2d. pale blue plate 4 HI, fresh unused (regummed), a few small surface marks, otherwise fine. S.G. 20, Spec. F1(2), cat. 5,500. Photo.
99 £1250
1854 SC16 2d. blue plate 5 RF with watermark inverted, unused (regummed), small area of light toning and very light diagonal rub, otherwise fine, a pastel shade, possibly a triffle faded. S.G. 20aWi, Spec. F4f, unpriced. Photo.
100 £3000
1855 SC14 2d. blue plate 4 II, fresh mint with virtually full original gum, with usual minor bends or wrinkles, one corner perf. just blunted at lower right, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 23, Spec. F2, cat. 12,500. Photo.
101 £1050
1855 SC14 2d blue plate 5 CF, unused with small part original gum, a few perfs. just blunted, otherwise fine. S.G. 23a, Spec. F3, cat. 13,500. Photo.
102 £720
1855 SC14 2d. blue plate 5 OF, unused (regummed), a pastel shade, possibly a trifle faded, otherwise of fine appearance. S.G. 23a, Spec. F3, cat. 13,500. Photo.
103 £4000
1855 die II, alphabet II, SC14 1d. red-brown imprimaturs comprising plates 1 AC, 2 AC, 4 AD, 5 AD, 6 SG, 7 AH, 9 AD, 10 AH, 11 AH, 12 AH, 13 AD, 14 AC, 15 AF, 16 JF, 17 AC, 18 AC, 19 AK, 20 AC, all with four margins, upper marginal examples except plates 6 and 16, mainly fine. S.G. 24, Spec. C3-C6, cat. 23,400. Photo.
104 £220
1855 die II, alphabet II, SC14 1d. red-brown AD, OD, fresh mint with part or large part original gum, orange brown KG, unused (regummed), OD centred lower left, otherwise good to fine. S.G. 24, 25, Spec. C3(1), (3)., cat. 3,250. (3). Photo.
105 £170
1855 die II, alphabet II SC16 1d. red-brown PD with watermark inverted, unused, a few perf. imperfections and spots of toning, a fair example of the variety with small part original gum. S.G. 21, Spec. C4, cat. 1,750. Photo.
106 £350
1855 die II, alphabet II, LC16 1d. red-brown plate 11 BK, fine unused (traces of 'dry' gum), diagonal gum crease or wrinkle and tiny central paper inclusion not detracting from fine appearance. S.G. 26, Spec. C5(1), cat. 2,200. Photo.
107 £400
1855 die II, alphabet II, LC16 1d. very deep red-brown plate 15 TJ, fine and fresh unused (regummed), centred right, bent corner perf. Copy of R.P.S. certificate (1992) for a pair. S.G. 26, Spec. C5(2), cat. 2,200. Photo.
108 £750
1855 die II, alphabet II, LC14 1d., four mint or unused shades comprising red-brown plate 13 KC, unplated AC, brown-rose plate 9 KC, orange-brown plate 9 OH, a few imperfections but of fine appearance. S.G. Spec. C6. 1,4,5, cat. 3,175. (4). Photo.
109 £620
1855 die II, alphabet III, SC14 1d. red-brown plate 23 JA, fresh mint with part original gum, light diagonal crease, not detracting from fine appearance, scarce. S.G. Spec. C7, cat. 4,500. Photo.
110 | £1750
1855 LC16 2d blue plate 5 AF, unused (regummed or redistributed gum), with a few small areas of gum thinning, perfs. recut at foot, of fine appearance with strong colour. S.G. 27, Spec. F5, cat. 17,500. Photo.
111 £270
1855 LC14 2d. blue plate 5 CC, unused (regummed or redistributed gum), a little toned, well centred with good perfs. and colour. S.G. 34, Spec. F6(1), cat. 2,850. Photo.
112 £320
1855 LC14 2d. greenish blue plate 5 PG, unused (regummed), a little faded and a few bent perfs., signed by Alberto Diena on reverse. S.G. 34, Spec. F6(2), cat. 3,500. Photo.
113 £230
1855-63 die II, alphabet III LC14 on blued paper 1d., nine mint or unused examples, incl. shades, condition a little mixed, some regummed, but mainly good to fine appearance. S.G. Spec. C8.
114 £350
1855-63 die II, alphabet III LC14 on blued paper 1d. red-brown plate 25 FE, unused imperforate example without gum, usual creases but of fine appearance, scarce. S.G. 29a, Spec. C8h, cat. 4,000. Photo.
115 £4000
1856 die II, alphabet III, LC14 1d. red-brown imprimaturs (18) comprising plates 28 AI, 31 IG, 32 IG, 33 IG, 36 AB, 37 AB, 38 AB, 39 AI, 40 AB 41 AB, 42 AB, 43 AB, 44 AB, 45 AB, 46 AB, 47 AB, 48 TC, 49 TB, mainly fine four margined examples, all the 'A' row examples are marginal showing inscription. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. 23,400. Photo.
120 £550
1857 - 63 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. pale red AD variety imperforate, unused (without gum), with ample to good margins, small scissor cut at lower left, not detracting from fine appearance. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1948). S.G. 38a, Spec. C10l, cat. 4,600. Photo.
121 £400
1857 LC16 1d. rose-red OE, mint with part original gum (discoloured), a few bends and minor perf. imperfections, of fine appearance with deep colour. S.G. 36, Spec. C11, cat. 2,600. Photo.
122 £1050
1858 LC16 2d. blue plate 6 AE, unused, diagonal crease not affecting appearance, a typical short example from the top row with good colour, redistributed gum, rare and attractive. R.P.S. certificate (1948). S.G. 36a, Spec. F8, cat. 14,250. Photo.
123 £20500
1858-79 1d. rose-red imprimaturs complete to 225 (less plate 77), mainly fine four margined examples from the top of the sheet. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. 63,750.
124 £3500
1858-79 1d. rose-red mint or unused collection complete to 225 (less plate 77), 154 DA and 214 NA with sheet margins at left, 225 FH with a few bends but with better than average centring and of good appearance, some imperfections, toning etc., but mainly good to fine.
125 | £450
1858-79 1d. rose-red mint or unused collection incl. inverted watermarks from plates plate 71 AI, 83 IE, 98 RH, 119 CB, 136 LA, 141 SD, 176 LK, 200 JJ, 201 OG, 209 RK, imprimaturs (4) comprising plate 81 AK, 116 AF, 102 BE, 103 BF, examples overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' comprising type 8 plate 164 LL, type 9 plates 146 LH, 183 QC, 198 DH, 207 SL, mainly good to fine. (19)
126 £290
1858-76 2d. blue plate 7 OJ, fine and fresh well centred mint example, with partly distributed original gum, with deep colour. S.G. 45. Spec. G2, cat. 2,000. Photo.
127 £130
1858-76 2d. blue plate 8 JF, unused (regummed), light bend, otherwise a good well centred example. S.G. 45, Spec. G2, cat. 1,850. Photo.
132 | £400
1870 1/2d. set of plates 1 to 20, mainly fresh with with usual crackly gum except plate 9 KD without gum, plate 6 EA with sheet margin at left, mainly good to fine, many of fine appearance. S.G. 48/49, Spec. G4. (15)
134 | £1150
1870 1/2d. rose, fifteen unused exmaples incl. plate 1 ST imperforate with ample to good margins, possibly an imprimatur R.P.S. certificate (1990) states ''variety imperf. unused is genuine'', plate 11 AR and plate 12 GS with watermark inverted and reversed, examples imperforate between stamp and margin (8) incl. plate 4 CW-DX, plate 19 QW-RX blocks of four with selvedge at right, a few with faults but of good to fine appearance.
135 £1800
1870 11/2d. rose-red plate 1 AK variety imperforate, a fresh mint example with part original crackly gum with usual gum creases, with good to large margins, small corner thin but of fine appearance. R.P.S. certificate (1990) states ''SG.52a lake red''. S.G. 51, Spec G6(1)e, cat. 9,000. Photo.
136 £1800
1870 11/2d. lake-red plate 1 QL variety imperforate, fresh mint, with good to large even margins, minor imperfections not detracting from fine appearance with deep colour. S.G. 52, Spec G6(2)e, cat. 9,500. Photo.
137 £380
1870 11/2d., four unused examples comprising rose red plate 1 LB, 3 OI, lake red plate 1 AE, 3 GK, also rose red plate 3 QA overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, good to fine. (5). Photo.
138 £2200
1870 11/2d. rose-red plate 1 OP-PC error of lettering, a good unused (regummed) example of this popular error, small imperfections but of fine appearance. S.G. 53, Spec G6(1)c, cat. 28,000. Photo.
140 £1400
1860 Unissued 11/2d. rosy-mauve plate 1 EB, a fine fresh unused (regummed) example, good colour. S.G. 53a, Spec. G5, cat. 8,500. Photo.
141 £500
1860 Unissued 11/2d. rosy-mauve plate 1 IA, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, minor perf. imperfections, otherwise fine, regummed. S.G. 53as, Spec. G5s, cat. 2,250. sold on extension. Photo.
142 £3200
1860 Unissued 11/2d. rosy-mauve plate 1 LJ imperforate and overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 2, used for official trials and colour slightly affected by this, without gum, very fine and extremely rare, we have only seen one other example (LI, the adjoining stamp). R.P.S. certificate (2006). S.G. Spec. G5t, cat. 7,500. Ex. Samuel. Photo.
143 £350
1860 Unissued 11/2d. rosy-mauve plate 1 QC, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 2, affixed to small piece, small fault at lower left corner. otherwise of fine appearance. S.G. 53as, Spec. G5s, cat. 2,250. Photo.
144 | £1200
The balance of the mint or unused 1d. stars incl. 1854-57 die II alphabet II SC16 red-brown GG, GK, RJ, LC14 (7) incl. re-entries (2), Gothic ''K'', etc., 1856-58 die II alpahbet III LC14 (8) incl. inverted watermark, major re-entry, 1861 die II alphabet IV (13) incl. IL-JL right marginal vertical pair with inscription in selvedge, mixed condition, many regummed, but mainly of good to fine appearance. (35)
145 | £1450
The balance of the mint or unused 2d. stars and plates incl. 1855 die I alphabet II LC14 plate 5 FB (without gum), 1857 die I alphabet III plate 6 EB, NE (displaying re-entry) with imperfections, 1858-79 thick lines plate 9 TD, thin lines (10) incl. plate 14 (3) one with watermark inverted (faults), plate 15 (2), mixed condition with some regummed, mainly of good to fine appearance. (14)
146 £1000
1847-54 embossed 1s. pale green die 2, lower left corner marginal example overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 2 in black, outer frame line just touched at right otherwise good to huge margins, areas of toning or soiling, otherwise of fine appearance with large part original gum. S.G. 54sa, Spec. H1(1)u, cat. 8,000. Photo.
147 £900
1847-54 embossed 1s., two examples overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 1 in black, both with just touched to large margins, one slightly toned, otherwise of fine appearance with large part original lightly toned gum and good embossing. S.G. 54sa, Spec. H1(1)t, cat. 5,400. Photo.
148 £320
1847-54 embossed 1s. pale green die 1, a left marginal example overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 1 in red, with just clear to large margins, central paper crease, otherwise fine with traces of original gum. S.G. 54s, Spec. H1(1)s, cat. 3,000. Photo.
149 £4000
1847-54 embossed 1s. pale green die 1, a very fresh unmounted mint right marginal example, good to huge margins, creases barely detracting from facial appearance, otherwise fine with strong embossing. S.G. 54, Spec. H1(2), cat. 22,500. Photo.
150 £3800
1847-54 embossed 1s. green with two threads 20mm apart, unused lower marginal example with part original gum, small to large margins, slightly soiled with a few minor imperfections, very scarce. Clear Brandon certificate (1995). S.G. Spec. H1(2)c, unpriced unused. Photo.
151 £130
1847-54 embossed 10d. brown, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 1, with clear to good margins, embossing split at lower right corner, of fine appearance, with traces of original gum. S.G. 57s, Spec. H2(1)s, cat. 3,000. Photo.
152 £1550
1847-54 embossed 10d. deep brown, unused (regummed), with clear to good margins, slight toning on the reverse, otherwise very fine attractive example. S.G. 57, Spec. H2(2), cat. 15,000. Photo.
153 £2100
1847-54 embossed 10d. brown die 1, fine mint with large even margins and part lightly toned original gum, small thread split in lower margin clear of frame line, a few tiny surface marks barely detract from very fine appearance. S.G. 57, Spec. H2(1), cat. 12,000. Photo.
154 £1250
1847-54 embossed 10d. brown die 2, a pale shade, fresh mint with clear to large margins and large part original gum, a trifle soiled and with minor faults incl. thin in lower right corner confined to margin, a good example of fine appearance. S.G. 57, Spec. H2(1), cat. 11,500. Photo.
155 £500
1847-54 embossed 10d. brown die 3, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 1, with good to large margins, small natural paper inclusion within ''S'' of ''SPECIMEN'', otherwise fine with strong colour, without gum. S.G. 57s, Spec. H2(1)s, unlisted on die 3. Photo.
156 £620
1847-54 embossed 6d., four examples overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' types 1 (2) and 2 (2), all touched or clipped on at least one side, mainly good and otherwise of fine appearance, all but one with small part to large part original gum. S.G. Spec. H3,s,t, cat. 15,200. Photo.
158 £620
1847-54 embossed 6d. mauve with watermark upright and reversed, unused (regummed), touched or cut into on all sides, slightly soiled. S.G. 58, Spec. H3(2), cat. 18,000. Photo.
159 £1600
1847-54 embossed 6d. purple with watermark upright and reversed, a mint marginal example from the left of the sheet, with part original greenish gum, cut into at top, otherwise large margins, few light creases, of fine appearance with exceptionally deep colour. S.G. 60wi, Spec. H3(3)c,g, cat. 18,500. Photo.
160 £1300
1847-54 embossed 6d. dull liac with watermark inverted and reversed, mint with part streakily toned original gum, just touched at right and top, slight discolouration at right, otherwise of fine appearance. S.G. 60wj, Spec. H3(3)e, cat. 18,500. Photo.
162 £1350
1847-54 embossed 6d. purple die 1 with watermark upright and reversed, unused with disturbed original greenish gum, just touched on vertical edges, tiny scissor cut at right, slight soiling. S.G. 60, Spec. H3(3)g, cat. 18,500. Photo.
163 £160
Surface Printed: 1855-57 4d. deep bright carmine watermark small garter on thick, highly glazed, blued paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 3 vertically, perf. imperfections, without gum, of fine appearance with deep colour. S.G. 62s, cat. 1,200. Photo.
164 £1850
Surface Printed: 1855-57 4d. deep bright carmine watermark small garter on thick, highly glazed, deeply blued paper, unused (regummed), a few perf. imperfections, otherwise of very fine appearance. S.G. 62, Spec. J47(1), cat. 11,500. Photo.
165 £1900
Surface Printed: 1855-57 4d. pale bright carmine watermark small garter on thick, highly glazed, blued paper, fine unused (regummed), an attractive example. S.G. 62, Spec. J47(2), cat. 8,500. Photo.
166 £1300
Surface Printed: 1855-57 4d. deep carmine watermark small garter on thick, highly glazed, blued paper, unused (regummed) reperforated wing margin at left, corner crease at lower left, otherwise a fine and attractive example. S.G. 62, Spec. J47(3), cat. 11,500. Photo.
167 £1600
Surface Printed: 1855-57 4d. pale carmine watermark small garter on thick, highly glazed, slightly blued paper, unused (regummed), a few imperfections but well centred and of exceptional appearance. S.G. 62a, Spec. J47c, cat. 9,000. Photo.
168 £1450
Surface Printed: 1855-57 4d. carmine watermark small garter on highly glazed white paper, very fresh mint with large part original gum, usual tiny surface rubs, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 62b, Spec. J47e, unpriced unused. Photo.
169 £2200
Surface Printed: 1855-57 4d. carmine watermark medium garter on blued paper, three unused (regummed) examples, a few faults but mainly good to fine appearance. S.G. 63, cat. 39,000. Photo.
170 £2200
Surface Printed: 1855-57 4d. pale carmine watermark medium garter on white paper, unused with small part redistributed original gum, a few spots of toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 64, Spec. J49, cat. 12,000. Photo.
171 £1350
Surface Printed: 1855-57 4d. rose watermark medium garter on ordinary white wove paper, specially prepared ink, fine unused (regummed or redistributed gum), trivial gum bends/wrinkles and tiny surface mark barely detracting from very fine appearance. S.G. 65, Spec. J50(1), cat. 8,000. Photo.
172 £1300
Surface Printed: 1855-57 4d. rose watermark large garter on white paper, four unused (mainly regummed) examples, incl. shades, fair to fine and of good appearance. S.G. 66, Spec. J51, cat. 5,250. Photo.
173 £280
Surface Printed: 1855-57 4d. deep rose watermark large garter, a fine unused (regummed) wing margin example, a few shortish perfs., of very fine appearance with strong colour. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1995). S.G. 66, Spec. J51(3), cat. 3,000. Photo.
176 £350
Surface Printed: 1855-57 6d. deep lilac watermark emblems inverted, a fine and fresh unused example with small part disturbed gum, attractive example, very scarce. S.G. 69wi, Spec. J70(1)f, cat. 3,000. Photo.
177 £270
Surface Printed: 1855-57 6d. pale lilac watermark emblems inverted, a fine and fresh unused (regummed) example, a few perf. imperfections do not detract from fine appearance. S.G. 70wi, Spec. J70(2)f, cat. 3,000. Photo.
178 £380
Surface Printed: 1855-57 6d. pale lilac watermark emblems, unused (regummed), small gum bend, otherwise fine with good appearance. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1976) states ''azure paper''. S.G. 70, Spec. J70(2), cat. 1,350. Photo.
180 £170
Surface Printed: 1855-57 6d. pale lilac watermark emblems, an unused (regummed) wing margin example, a few creases but of fine appearance. S.G. 70, Spec. J70(2), cat. 1,350. Photo.
182 £380
Surface Printed: 1855-57 1s. deep green watermark emblems, unused, rather heavily hinged, a few short perfs. otherwise of good appearance with deep colour. S.G. 71, Spec. J100(1), cat. 5,750. Photo.
183 £400
Surface Printed: 1855-57 1s. pale green watermark emblems, fine unused (regummed) wing margin example, well centred with good appearance. S.G. 72, Spec. J100(2), cat. 3,000. Photo.
184 £400
Surface Printed: 1855-57 1s. pale green watermark emblems on thick paper, fine unused wing margin example with part redistributed lightly toned original gum, fine appearance. Clear Brandon certificate (1992). S.G. 73b, Spec. J100(3)c, unpriced unused. Photo.
185 £920
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark emblems 3d. plate 2, three mint or unused (regummed) examples, deep carmine rose FL, bright carmine rose DC, pale carmine rose RF (reperforated at top), imperfections but of good to fine appearance. S.G. 75-77, Spec. J26(1-3), cat. 10,200. Photo.
187 £2400
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark emblems 3d. rose abnormal plate 3 with white dots AF imprimatur, superb with good even margins and deep colour. R.P.S. certificate (2001). S.G. Spec. J27, cat. 6,000. Photo.
188 £2200
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark emblems 3d. rose abnormal plate 3 with white dots BD, unofficial line perf. 14, unused (regummed), couple of tiny trivial surface specks, a fine and attractive pale shade of this rare stamp. S.G.Spec. J27a, cat. 14,000. Photo.
190 £720
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark large garter 4d. bright red plate 3 SI imprimatur, very fine with part original gum, small to good even margins, trivial horizontal bend, superb vibrant colour. Brandon certificate (1994). S.G. Spec. J52, cat. 4,000. Photo.
191 £620
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark large garter 4d. bright red plate 4 BJ, mint with large part original gum, a few minor imperfections but of fine appearance and strong colour. S.G. 81, Spec. J53(1), cat. 2,300. Photo.
192 £160
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark large garter 4d. bright red plate 4 GD, a good unused (regummed) example, of fine appearance. S.G. 82, Spec. J53, cat. 2,100. Photo.
193 £720
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark large garter 4d. pale red plate 4 HE imperforate, fine mint, with large part original gum, with ample to good margins, fresh with strong colour. B.P.A. certificate (1987). S.G. 82a, Spec. J53d, cat. 3,700. Photo.
194 £1800
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark emblems 6d. lilac plate 4 CH and CI, imperforate examples with watermark upright, a separated interpanneau pair from the same sheet, mint with part or large part original gum, both with clear to large margins, a few light bends and CH with small corner crease, very fine appearance and unusual. Clear R.P.S. (CH) and Brandon (CI) certificates (1990 & 1994). S.G. 85Eb, Spec. J72g, cat. 9,500. Photo.
196 £600
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark emblems 9d. bistre plate 2 OJ, mint with large part typically streaky and faintly toned original gum, bent corner perf. at lower right, otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 86, Spec. 92(1), cat 5,800. Photo.
197 £420
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark emblems 9d. straw plate 2 RF on thick paper, unused with some gum remaining which may or may not be original, small imperfections but scarce and of good appearance. S.G. 87b, Spec. J92(2)d, cat. 6,000. Photo.
198 £650
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark emblems 9d. straw plate 2 TA with watermark inverted, unused (regummed), otherwise fine and attractive example. S.G. 87Wi, Spec. J92(2)e, cat. 8,000. Photo.
199 £4500
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark emblems 9d. bistre abnormal plate 3 with hair lines TF imprimatur, with large even margins, light horizontal bend, otherwise superb and very rare. Clear R.P.S. certificate (2001). S.G. 88, Spec. J93, cat. 19,000. Photo.
200 £220
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark emblems 1s. green plate 2 CA, unused (regummed), a few imperfections on gum and light tone spots, otherwise fine. S.G. 90, Spec. J101(2), cat. 3,200. Photo.
202 £320
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark emblems 1s. deep green plate 2 OL, unused (regummed), a few marks on gum, otherwise fine with good colour. S.G. 89, Spec. J101(1), cat. 4,800. Photo.
203 £1850
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark emblems 1s. deep green abnormal plate 3 CC imperforate with watermark inverted, unused with part original lightly toned gum, with just clear to full margins with a portion of the adjoining impression at left, light bends or wrinkles, of fine appearance. S.G. 91aWi, Spec. J102b, cat. 7,250. Photo.
204 £1750
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark emblems 1s. deep green abnormal plate 3 DJ, imperforate example overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 2, outer frame line just cut into at lower right otherwise clear to good margins, paper adhesions on gum, of fine appearance with good colour. Rare. S.G. 91as, Spec. J102s, cat. 4,200. Photo.
205 £1950
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark emblems 1s. deep green abnormal plate 3 SG imperforate with watermark upright, fine mint with large part original gum, with small to good even margins, trivial light bends or wrinkles, slight area of toning on reverse. S.G. 91a, Spec. J102a, cat. 7,250. Photo.
208 £1700
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark emblems 3d. rose plate 5 TL imprimatur, fine with good to large margins. Although registered on emblems watermarked paper no perforated examples are known to exist, only 33 stamps have been removed from the imprimatur sheet, of which a least four are in institutional collections. S.G. 92, Spec. J28, cat. 4,250. Photo.
209 £700
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark large garter 4d. vermilion set of plates 7 to 14, mainly fresh mint or unused examples incl. plate 11 AK upper marginal, a few imperfections and regumming but mainly good to fine and of fine appearance. (8). S.G. 94, cat. 5,300.
216 £270
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark large garter 4d. vermilion plate 12 KI-KJ imperforate pair with watermark inverted, sharing single central ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, very fine and fresh with good even margins and interpanneau selvedge at top, without gum. S.G. Spec. J59s., cat. 1,150. Photo.
219 £720
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark large garter 4d. vermilion plate 14 CB, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, fine with good colour, regummed. Very rare, only two other examples (NH and NI) are noted by Galland and Louis. S.G. Spec. J61s, unpriced. Photo.
220 £420
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark emblems 6d. lilac plate 5 BC on thick paper, fine unused (partly regummed), a few perfs. imperfections, otherwise of very fine appearance with good colour. S.G. Spec. J73(2)f, cat. 1,500. Photo.
221 £290
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark emblems 6d. deep lilac plate 5 OC and lilac JC (reperforated at right), unused (regummed). S.G. Spec. J73(1), (2), cat. 2,900. Photo.
222 £1050
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark emblems 6d. lilac plate 6 KC, fine unused with small part redistributed original gum, fine appearance. S.G. 97, Spec. J74(2), cat. 3,800. Photo.
223 £2000
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark emblems 6d. deep lilac plate 6 NG, fine and fresh mint with large part original gum, good deep colour. S.G. 97, Spec. J74(1), cat. 3,800. Photo.
225 £90
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark emblems 6d. lilac plate 6 TH imprimatur, fresh example with good to large margins, regummed over tiny thins in left margin, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. J74, cat. 4,800. Photo.
228 £450
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark emblems 9d. straw plate 4 DI on thick paper, an unused (regummed) wing margin example, centered a little low, otherwise fine. S.G. 98, cat. 5,500. Photo.
229 £5800
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark emblems 9d. straw unissued plate 5 KA, a very fine and fresh example with part original gum (slightly disturbed as usual as removed from the 'Before and After the Stamp Committee' album), trivial surface specks. Rare. Brandon certificate (1993). S.G. Spec. J95, cat. 20,000. Ex. Latto. Photo.
230 £450
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark emblems 1s. green plate 4 FL with watermark inverted, unused (regummed) with area of toning, of fine appearance with strong colour. S.G. 101 Wi, Spec. J103f, unpriced unused. Photo.
231 £450
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark emblems 1s. green plate 4, two unused examples KB (on thick paper), NB, imperfections, of fine appearance. S.G. 101, b, Spec. J103, c, cat. 6,350. Photo.
232 £620
Surface Printed: 1865-67 1s. green plate 4 OE imperforate plate proof on unwatermarked wove paper, fine with large even margins, with traces of gum from previous mounting. S.G. 101, Spec. J103, cat. 2,500. Photo.
233 £1050
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 3d. rose set of plates 4 to 10 complete, mainly fresh mint or unused (some regummed), small faults, fine appearance. S.G. 103, cat. 5,700. Photo.
234 £500
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 3d. rose, five examples overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', comprising plate 5 NF (imperf.) type 6, 5 FH (cut down wing margin), 6 RK, both type 8, 10 CH type 8, AJ type 9, mainly good to fine with gum, of fine appearance. S.G. Spec. J30s, t, J31s, J35s, cat. 1,640. Photo.
239 £1150
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 6d. plate 6, four unused examples comprising lilac EE (wing margin), and JL, purple AL, and bright violet LG, good to fine, of fine appearance. S.G. 104, 106, 107, cat. 7,300. Photo.
240 £400
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 6d. mauve, four mint or unused examples comprising plate 8 LF, IC, 9 FG, TA, a few imperfections but of fine appearance with bright colour. S.G. 109, cat. 2,300. Photo.
241 £2700
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 6d. mauve plate 8 AI imperforate, exceptionally fine and fresh mint with large part original gum, good to very large margins with wing selvedge at left, natural paper flaw in selvedge not detracting from superb appearance, with bright vibrant colour. S.G. 109a, Spec. J76c, cat. 11,000. Photo.
244 £400
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 6d. mauve plate 9 SL on Dr. Perkins deeply blued paper overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', without gum, a few small patches of toning. Rare, Galland and Louis note only six other examples, all from the R or S rows, one of which is in the Royal Collection.. S.G. Spec. J77u, cat. 1,800. Photo.
245 £350
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 6d. mauve plate 9 TJ imperforate, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, fine with good even margins and full original gum. S.G. 109s, Spec. J77s, cat. 550. Photo.
246 £500
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 9d. straw plate 4 GG, JA, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8 and 9 respectively, JA with diagonal bend an light tone spots, both regummed or with redistributed gum, otherwise fine with part original gum. S.G. 110s, Spec. J96t, cat. 850
247 £900
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 9d. straw plate 4, three unused (regummed) examples comprising RF, SB, TA, good to fine and of fine appearance. S.G. 110, Spec. J96. Photo.
248 £500
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 10d. red-brown plate 1, four examples overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', comprising EJ type 9 (with interpanneau selvedge at base), HK type 11, HL type 8, LF type 5, good to fine and of fine appearance, two with small part to part original gum. S.G. 112s, Spec. J97s, cat. 2,000. Photo.
249 £1800
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 10d. pale red-brown plate 1 AA displaying variety smaller figure ''1'', fresh mint with part original gum, light diagonal crease, otherwise fine and of good appearance, very scarce. S.G. Spec. J97(3)c, unpriced unused. Photo.
250 £300
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 10d. red-brown plate 1 GD, mint wing margin example with large part slightly disturbed original gum, a few light wrinkles and surface marks, otherwise fine. S.G. 112, Spec. J97(1), cat. 3,600. Photo.
251 £900
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 10d. deep red-brown plate 1 ME, fresh mint, a few light bends or wrinkles, reperforated wing margin at left, otherwise fine, good appearance with deep colour. S.G. 114, Spec. J97(3), cat. 5,000. Photo.
252 £450
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 10d. pale red-brown plate 1 PJ, with watermark inverted, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, diagonal creases not detracting from appearance, large part original gum, unusual and very rare, the first we have seen. S.G. 112 Wi, s, Spec. J97(1)e,s. Photo.
253 £350
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 10d. pale red-brown plate 1 SD, unused (redistributed gum) wing margin example, small wrinkle, otherwise fine. S.G. 113, Spec. J97(2), cat. 3,600. Photo.
254 £3500
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 10d. deep red-brown plate 1 SL imperforate, fine mint with part original gum, with clear to large margins. A very rare stamp, the shade and watermark position differ to that of the imprimatur. S.G. 113a, Spec. J97(3)d, cat. 16,500. Photo.
256 £1050
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 1s. green set of plates four to seven fresh unused or mint comprising plates 4 MJ, 5 EA, 6 LD, 7 KC, a few spots of toning, mainly fine and of fine appearance. S.G. 117, cat. 4,375. Photo.
257 £1000
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 1s. green plate 4 IJ imperforate, unused, with good to large margins, horizontal crease and hinge remainder, small area of toning, otherwise of fine appearance with part original gum. Rare, one of only seven examples in private hands recorded by Galland and Louis. S.G. 117b, Spec. J104(2)a, cat. 9,250. Photo.
258 £180
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 1s. green plate 4 JK with watermark inverted, fine unused (regummed or redistributed gum). Very scarce. S.G. 117 Wi, Spec. J104(2)c, cat. 2,400. Photo.
259 £400
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 1s. green plate 4 MA-MB, imperforate marginal pair from the left of the sheet, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, with good even margin, without gum. S.G. Spec. J104s, cat. 1,000. Photo.
260 £350
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 1s. green plate 4 OI-OJ, imperforate marginal pair from the pane corner, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, with good even margins, tiny specks of stray overprinting ink on surface, pressed diagonal crease not detracting from fine appearance, very fresh with gum which is probably not original. S.G. Spec. J104s, cat. 1,000. Photo.
261 £1050
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 1s. green plate 4 QG imperforate on Dr. Perkins blued paper, with good to large margins and large part original gum, light creases and a gum thin, very fine appearance. S.G. Spec. J104b, cat. 3,500. Photo.
263 £400
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. blue plate 1, three examples overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', comprising GB type 2, LJ type 9, RF type 8, some small imperfections, otherwise good to fine. S.G. 118s, Spec. J118u, cat. 1,800. Photo.
264 £1050
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. dull blue plate 1 BC, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 2 in blue, with ''see below'' in manuscript above overprint, perf. cut close at left, otherwise fine with patches of original gum, unusual and very rare, we are aware of only one other example in private hands, this being the adjoining stamp BD which was in the Samuel collection. S.G. Spec. J118(1)v, cat. 2,500. Photo.
265 £900
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. milky blue plate 1 HK, unused (regummed), horizontal creases, bent corner and a few spots of toning but still a presentable if slightly faded example of this rare shade. S.G. 120b, Spec. J118(5), cat. 22,000. Photo.
266 £600
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. dull blue plate 1 IC, fresh mint with part original gum, a few bends or wrinkles and small area of gum covering a thin, otherwise of fine appearance. S.G. 118, Spec. J118(1), cat. 4,000. Photo.
267 £600
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. dull blue plate 1 OI, unused (regummed or redistributed gum) wing marginal example, light horizontal bend and tone spot in wing margin, otherwise a fine and attractive with good colour. Clear R.P.S. cetificate (1979). S.G. 118, Spec. J118(1), cat. 4,000. Photo.
268 £800
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. deep blue plate 1 PB, fine and fresh mint example with part original gum, minor gum bends or wrinkles, deep strong colour. S.G. 119, Spec. J118(2), cat. 4,800. Photo.
269 £4500
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. cobalt plate 1 QC, very fine mint with large part original gum, with distinctive colour, rare. R.P.S. certificate (1950). S.G. 120a, Spec. J118(4), cat. 24,000. Photo.
270 £230
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. blue plate 1 SE, imperforate overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, very fine with good margins and wing selvedge at left, without gum. S.G. Spec. J118t, cat. 700. Photo.
272 £6500
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. brown plate 1 LA, fresh mint example with large part original gum, a few tiny imperfections not detracting from fine appearance, rare. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1988). S.G. 121, Spec. J120, cat. 30,000. Photo.
273 £3500
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. brown plate 1 TI imperforate in a pale shade, unused, with large even margins, pressed creases in lower right corner, otherwise fine, without gum. S.G. 121a, Spec. J120d, cat. 30,000. Photo.
274 £850
Surface Printed: 1867-80 2s. brown RG overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, fine with part original gum, very fresh. S.G. 121s, cat. 3,800. Photo.
275 £880
Surface Printed: 1872-73 watermark spray 6d. plate 11, five fresh unused or mint examples comprising deep chestnut CA, GG, chestnut SK, OC, pale buff CF (creased), a few spots of toning or bends, of fine appearance. S.G. Spec. J79(2), (3), (5), cat. 5,300. Photo.
277 £520
Surface Printed: 1872-73 watermark spray 6d. pale buff plate 12 DF, variety figure ''12'' on left doubled, unused with part original gum, closed tear at upper left, a presentable example of this variety seldom seen unused. S.G. Spec. J80(1)d, unpriced unused. Photo.
278 £550
Surface Printed: 1872-73 watermark spray 6d. pale buff plate 12 SC, fresh mint with part original gum, a few tiny tone spots on perfs. and rather heavy hinge remainder, of fine appearance. S.G. 123, Spec. J80(1), cat. 3,400. Photo.
279 £2800
Surface Printed: 1872-73 watermark spray 6d. pale chestnut abnormal plate 12 TF imprimatur, very fine with good margins, beautiful example. S.G. Spec. J80(2), cat. 6,800. Photo.
280 £320
Surface Printed: 1872-73 watermark spray 6d. grey plate 12 DF, displaying figure ''12'' on left doubled, unused (regummed), light surface mark at upper right, otherwise fine example of the variety seldom seen unused. S.G. Spec. J81d, unpriced unused. Photo.
281 £1450
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. rose plate 1 DE, and pale rose plate 1 BF, unused (regummed or redistributed gum), some toning and the latter with diagonal crease not detracting from appearance, both presentable examples. S.G. 126-7, cat. 22,000. Photo.
282 £1000
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. rose plate 1, three examples overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' comprising EI type 6, FG type 2 in blue (faults), GA type 6, some imperfections but fair to fine appearance. S.G. Spec. J121t, u, cat. 8,500. Photo.
283 £450
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. pale rose plate 2 DC, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, fine example with interpanneau selvedge at base, large part original gum, with usual gum bends or wrinkles not detracting from fine appearance. S.G. 127s, Spec. J122s, cat. 1,750+. Photo.
284 £550
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. pale rose plate 2 DG, unused with part redistributed original gum, a few bends or creases and peripheral toning. S.G. 127, cat. 18,000. Photo.
286 £900
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. greenish grey plate 1 CG, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, fine with large part patch original gum (large hinge remainder). S.G. Spec. 128s, J124t, cat. 4,250. Photo.
287 £17500
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 1 brown-lilac CG, an attractive well centred mint example of this rare stamp with part original gum, some small imperfections barely detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and of good colour. Rare. S.G. 129, Spec. J126, cat. 90,000. Photo.
288 £1350
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 1 brown-lilac GI, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, perf. imperfections at top, otherwise fine with large part original gum. S.G. 129s, Spec. J126s, cat. 6,250. Photo.
290 £3200
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on blued paper 5s. rose plate 4 ED, unused (regummed), a trifle soiled, otherwise of fine appearance. S.G. 130, Spec. J123, cat. 42,000. Photo.
291 £1100
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on blued paper 5s. rose plate 4 EF, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, small imperfections, otherwise fine with large part original gum. S.G. 130s, Spec. J123s, cat. 5,250. Photo.
292 £1650
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on blued paper 10s. grey-green AD, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, vertical crease, otherwise a fine and fresh example with strong colour and large part original gum. S.G. 131s, Spec. J125t, cat. 10,000. Photo.
293 £12000
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on blued paper 10s. grey-green DF, a very fresh unused example, faint trace of toning and other slight imperfections not detracting from fine appearance, fine appearance. S.G. 131, Spec. J125, cat. 135,000. Photo.
294 £29000
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on blued paper 1 brown-lilac BB, a fine unused (regummed) example of excellent colour. A rare stamp. Clear R.P.S. certificate (2001) states ''unused is genuine''. S.G. 132, Spec. J127, cat. 175,000. Ex. John Griffiths. Photo.
295 £13500
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on blued paper 1 brown-lilac DA, a good unused (regummed) example, with pale (slightly faded) colour, very rare. S.G. 132, Spec. J127, cat. 175,000. Photo.
296 £9200
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on blued paper 5 orange CC imprimatur, very fine and fresh with good to large even margins and large part original gum with a few typical light bends or wrinkles, ''9-3-82'' lightly pencilled date on reverse. S.G. Spec. J128, cat. 34,000. Photo.
298 £9000
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on blued paper 5 orange DG, unused (regummed), pressed vertical crease and a few short or bent perfs., otherwise fine with good bright colour. S.G. 133, Spec. J128, cat. 70,000. Photo.
300 £2900
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper 1 brown-lilac AF, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, light bend at upper right, fine with large part lightly toned redistributed original gum, excellent colour. S.G. 136s, Spec. J127u, cat. 11,500. Photo.
301 £3500
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange AG, mint with almost full original gum, usual minor gum bends or wrinkles and slight surface rubs, otherwise fine. S.G. 137, Spec. J128a, cat. 14,000. Photo.
303 £4500
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on lightly blued paper 5 orange DI, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11 and type 9 (twice), fine and fresh with strong colour and large part original gum, usual minor gum bends or wrinkles. Rare, Horsey records only seven examples. S.G. 137s, Spec. J128u (incorrectly listed as being on white paper), cat. 7,500. Photo.
304 £3200
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange 1 DM, colour standard overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 14, a few light creases or bends and spots of toning, otherwise fine with excellent colour and appearance. S.G. Spec. J128v, cat. 7,000. Photo.
305 £4500
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange plate 1 DM, overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 18 with overprint partially doubled, diagonal fold and a few wrinkles, with virtually full original gum, good appearance and strong colour. Very rare, Horsey notes only four examples are in private hands. S.G. Spec. J128v, cat. 7,000. Photo.
306 £1500
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark anchor on blued paper 21/2d. rosy-mauve plate 2 OA, fine mint example with part original gum, tiny gum thin in hinge area, does not detract from fine appearance. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1985). S.G. 138, Spec. J2a, cat. 8,000. Photo.
307 £420
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark anchor on white paper 21/2d. rosy-mauve plate 1 EA, 2 EA, 3 LC, three unused examples, plate 2 with imperfections, the others good mint examples. S.G. 139, Spec. J1-3, cat. 2,300. Photo.
312 £600
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark anchor 21/2d. rosy-mauve plate 5 OJ imprimatur, fine with good to large margins, with part original gum. This plate was only issued on orb watermark paper and no perforated examples watermarked anchor are known. Only 22 stamps have been removed from the imprimatur sheet, at least five of which are in institutional collections. S.G. Spec. cat. 3,400. Photo.
313 £1350
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark orb 21/2d. rosy-mauve plates 3 to 17 complete, mint or unused, a few slightly toned and some other imperfections, mainly of good appearance with some very fine. S.G. 141, Spec. J4-18, cat. 9,875. Photo.
314 £350
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark orb 21/2d. rosy-mauve, six examples overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9 comprising plates 5 LJ, 7 EA, 8 OG imperforate with good margins, 10 AK, 16 DB with watermark inverted, EK, a few spots of toning but mainly fine with small to large part gum. S.G. Spec. J6s, J8s, J9s, J11s, J17s, cat. 1,500+. Photo.
316 £620
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark orb 21/2d. rosy-mauve, four mint or unused examples with watermark inverted comprising 6 NF, 8 LK with R.P.S. certificate (1987), 9 AK, 13 IG, a few imperfections but of mainly fine appearance. S.G. 141 Wi, cat. 7,000. Photo.
321 £450
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark spray 3d. rose set of plates 11 to 20, mainly fresh mint and all but plate 14 with original gum, 16 AI and 19 OB being marginal examples, a few imperfections but of good to fine appearance. S.G. 144, cat, 4,750. Photo.
322 £320
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark spray 3d. rose, three unused (regummed) examples with watermarks inverted comprising 14 SA, 18 CI, 20 DA, fair to fine. S.G. 143 Wi, cat. 4,950. Photo.
324 £5200
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark spray 6d. pale buff abnormal plate 13 TE imprimatur, with good even margins, light horizontal bend barely detracting from very fine appearance, with large part original gum, rare. S.G. 145, Spec. J82, cat. 20,000. Photo.
325 £400
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark spray 6d. grey plates 13 IK, 14 TA, fine mint with large part original gum. S.G. 147, cat. 1,000. Photo.
326 £220
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark spray 6d. grey plate 14 OF with watermark inverted, fresh mint with part original gum, small wrinkle and slight surface imperfection, otherwise fine. S.G. 147, cat. 1,650. Photo.
327 £380
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark spray 6d. grey plate 15 BA, very fine unmounted mint marginal example with selvedge at left. S.G. 147, cat. 500+. Photo.
328 £290
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark spray 6d. grey plate 17 LJ, very fine and fresh mint example with almost full original gum. S.G. 147, Spec. J87, cat. 950. Photo.
330 £880
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark spray 1s. green set of plates 8 to 13, fresh mint or unused examples comprising plates 8 ND, 9 RJ, 10 GI, 11 ND, 12 TE, 13 FG, plates 8, 10 11, 12 being wing margin examples, mainly fine, mostly with original gum (6). S.G. 150, cat. 4,500. Photo.
334 £300
Surface Printed: 1876 watermark large garter 4d. plate 15, seven imperforate colour trials in light sage, turquoise-blue, grey-lilac, pale red-brown (2), chestnut, pale olive-bistre, some imperfections (incl. two thins) but mainly good to fine appearance. S.G. Spec. Vol 1 (16th Edition) page 197, cat. 1,750. Photo.
336 £850
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark large garter 4d. vermilion plate 15 LH, fine and fresh mint with large part original gum. S.G. 152, Spec. J62, cat. 3,200. Photo.
338 £480
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark large garter 4d. grey brown plate 17 BJ, fine unused with traces of gum. S.G. 154, Spec. J67, cat. 2,800. Photo.
339 £520
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark large garter 8d. plate 1 the three imperforate colour trials, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11 in orange, pale orange-yellow and brown orange (right marginal), very fine and fresh with part to large part original gum. S.G. Spec. Vol 1 (16th Edition) page 204, cat. 1,275. Photo.
340 £350
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark large garter 8d. orange plate 1 QA, fine and fresh unmounted mint, a tiny faint tone spot on gum and minor wrinkles do not detract from fine appearance. S.G. 156, Spec. J91A, cat. 1,850. Photo.
341 £900
Surface Printed: 1876 watermark large garter unissued 8d. purple-brown plate 1 AB, overprinted diagonal ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, a little soiled and regummed, otherwise fine, very scarce, Galland and Louis note only nine examples with diagonal overprint. S.G. 156as, Spec. J91s, cat. 6,000. Photo.
342 £1800
Surface Printed: 1876 watermark large garter unissued 8d. purple-brown plate 1 CE, mint with large part original gum, light bends and toned corner perfs. at top, otherwise fine attractive example of this rare unissued stamp. S.G. 156a, Spec. J91, cat. 9,750. Photo.
346 | £350
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: 1879 Tender surface printed essay engraved by W. Ridgeway, 1d. imperf. blocks of four (9) in green, drab, pale yellow, pink, deep red, lilac, yellowish brown pale rose, deep blue, mainly good to fine, without gum.
347 £3000
Surface Printed: 1880 - 81 'Provisional' Issue 1d. Venetian red, complete set of imprimaturs (31), with plate numbers in pencil on gum or in selvedge, mainly good to fine. S.G. Spec. K3, cat. 8,525. Photo.
348 £130
Surface Printed: 1880 - 81 'Provisional' Issue 11/2d. Venetian red imprimatur, fine with large part original gum. S.G. Spec. K4, cat. 525. Photo.
349 £350
Surface Printed: 1880-81 'Provisional Issue' 5d. indigo imprimatur, fine with good margins and large part original gum, small natural paper irregularity at lower right. S.G. Spec. K6, cat. 1,650. Photo.
352 £450
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny: 1d. lilac, three mint examples printed on both sides with watermarks inverted, good to fine. S.G. 173a, Spec. K8(3)h, cat. 2,700. Photo.
353 £250
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny: 1d. lilac mint strip of three, the centre stamp displaying ''frame broken at bottom'', some perf. re-enforcement at top, otherwise fine. Brandon certificate (1992). S.G. 173b, Spec. K8j, cat. 975+. Photo.
354 £190
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny: 1d. lilac, printed on the gummed side and with watermark inverted, with toned gum and bent corner perf. S.G. 173c, Spec. K8(3)ga, cat. 900. Photo.
355 £230
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny: 1d. lilac, printed on both sides with impression on the back inverted, fine and fresh mint example. S.G. 173e, Spec. K8(3)i, cat. 1,000. Photo.
356 £600
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on blued paper 2s.6d. lilac BD, fine unused (regummed), good appearance. S.G. 175, Spec. K9, cat. 6,750. Photo.
357 £2200
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on blued paper 5s. rose NG, mint with large part original gum, a couple of diagonal gum bends or wrinkles and small thin at top, a little faded but rare. S.G. 176, Spec. K9, cat. 18,000. Photo.
359 £680
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on blued paper 10s. cobalt KE, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, a good example with large part lightly toned original gum, rather heavily hinged causing hinge bend. S.G. 177a,s, Spec. K13(2)t, cat. 5,500. Photo.
361 £4800
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. cobalt NG, a good unused example with part original gum, diagonal bend, a trifle soiled at top and small thin but very scarce. R.P.S. certificate (1994) states ''slightly soiled''. S.G. 182, Spec. K14(1), cat. 42,000. Photo.
362 £620
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. ultramarine AF, fresh apparently unmounted mint with full slightly streaky original gum, toned perf. and small corner gum wrinkle at left, otherwise fine. S.G. 183, Spec. K14 (2), cat. 2,250. Photo.
363 £400
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. ultramarine JA, fresh mint with large part original gum, gum a little disturbed at top, otherwise fine with strong deep colour. S.G. 183, Spec. K14 (2), cat. 2,250. Photo.
364 £2100
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac BC, overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 14 with large part original gum (faintly toned as usual), diagonal crease at right, otherwise fine with superb fresh appearance and deep colour. Rare. S.G. Spec. K15u, cat. 9,500. Photo.
365 £5800
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac EB, fresh mint with large part lightly toned original gum, two vertical creases or gum creases and corner bend, not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and attractive with excellent colour. S.G. 185, Spec. K15, cat. 32,000. Photo.
366 £720
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac plate 2 JC with broken frame, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9 with small part redistributed original gum, some creasing at top otherwise fine with good colour and appearance. S.G. Spec. K15ta, cat. 3,750. Photo.
367 £350
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac LA, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9 with part original gum (toned and with an area of disturbance, creases and gum creasing, a trifle faded but of good appearance. S.G. 185s, Spec. K15t, cat. 2,800. Photo.
368 £290
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac RC, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11 with large part original gum, multiples creases, barely detracting from appearance, very fresh colour. S.G. 185s, Spec. K15t, cat. 2,800. Photo.
370 £1750
Surface Printed: 1888 watermark orbs error 1 brown-lilac CB, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, with an albino double impression of the overprint, with large part original gum, usual light wrinkles and vertical gum crease, fresh and of very fine appearance with bright colour. S.G. 186s, Spec. K16s, cat. 6,750. Photo.
371 £8500
Surface Printed: 1888 watermark orbs error 1 brown-lilac CB, mint with large part original gum, some pressed creasing and other small imperfections, otherwise of good appearance and rare. S.G. 186, Spec. K16, cat. 72,000. Photo.
372 £270
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'lilac and green' 1/2d. slate-blue variety imperforate showing sheet margin at foot, amint with much original gum, diagonal crease small tears at top and left, other imperfections but a rare stamp. S.G. 187a, Spec. K17Ab, cat. 3,750. Photo.
374 £350
Surface Printed: 1883 - 84 'Lilac and Green' Issue 11/2d. imperf., 2d., 21/2d. imperf., 9d. with watermark inverted, 1s., all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, mainly fine with part to large part original gum. Photo.
376 £220
Surface Printed: 1883 - 84 'Lilac and Green' Issue 11/2d. perf. 14 colour trials (4) in lilac on gummed un-watermarked paper comprising SA orange, JG buff, and IF perf. and TF imperf. examples on grey paper, fine. S.G. Spec. KD, cat. 2,200. Photo.
377 £600
Surface Printed: 1883 - 84 'Lilac and Green' Issue 11/2d. to 1s., mainly fresh mint with part to large part original gum, incl. 9d. dull green with watermark sideways inverted, with paper adhesion on gum, some slight toning but mainly of fine appearance. S.G. 187-196, cat. 6,115. Photo.
378 £780
Surface Printed: 1883 - 84 'Lilac and Green' Issue 2d. perf. 14 colour trials (4) in purple on gummed unwatermarked paper comprising EI red, BJ yellow, HA orange and KA on lilac papers, mainly fine. S.G. Spec. KD, cat. 2,600. Photo.
379 £180
Surface Printed: 1883 - 84 'Lilac and Green' Issue 21/2d. perf. 14 colour trials (3) on gummed un-watermarked paper comprising AA purple on pink, IS purple on buff, LG green on buff, fine with large part original gum. S.G. Spec. KD, cat. 1,700. Photo.
384 £2200
Surface Printed: 1887 - 92 'Jubilee' Issue 1/2d. (2), 11/2d., 2d. (2), 21/2d., 3d., 4d., 41/2d., 5d. die I, 6d., 1s., imprimaturs, all four margined, mainly fine with gum. S.G. Spec. K27, 29-35, 37, 40, cat. 8,240. Photo.
385 £780
Surface Printed: 1887 - 92 'Jubilee' Issue 1/2d., 2d., 21/2d., 3d., all overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 14, a few patches of toning on the 1/2d., otherwise good to fine, with traces to large part original gum. S.G. Spec. K27t, K30-32t, cat. 4,900. Photo.
386 | £2600
Surface Printed: 1887 - 92 'Jubilee' Issue 1/2d. to 1s. mint and unused collection on leaves incl. 11/2d. imperforate proof of head plate only in blue, 2d. green and scarlet, copy of R.P.S. certificate (1990) for a pair, green and carmine with watermark inverted, 4d. green and purple brown with watermark inverted, 10d. (13) incl. dull purple and deep bright carmine, R.P.S. certificate (1990), dull mauve and deep carmine, dull purple and carmine block of four, single examples with damage to value tablet (2), ''SPECIMEN'' overprints (3), 1s. green (3), 1/2d. green plate proof on buff paper, some toning, a few dubious overprints, otherwise mainly good to fine. (74)
387 £130
Surface Printed: 1887 - 92 'Jubilee' Issue 1/2d. vermilion, mint example displaying a dramatic perforation error, with gum, creased, interesting item. S.G. 197 var. Photo.
388 £1350
Surface Printed: 1887 - 92 'Jubilee' Issue 1/2d. vermilion printed on the gummed side with watermark inverted, fine mint example with typical blotchy print. S.G. 197, Spec. K27d, cat. 4,000. Photo.
389 £550
Surface Printed: 1887 - 92 'Jubilee' Issue 1/2d. vermilion, an imperforate example showing lower margin, afresh mint with large part original gum, creased, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 197d, Spec. K27g, cat. 4,750. Photo.
390 £240
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 1/2d. vermilion with ''PEARS'/SOAP'' advertisement in orange outline letters on reverse, a fine and fresh mint example, a few light wrinkles. S.G. Spec. K27m, cat 625. Photo.
392 £400
Surface Printed: 1887 - 92 'Jubilee' Issue 11/2d. dull purple and pale green duty plate 4 R. [19/1] displaying 'deformed leaf' variety, a fine mint marginal example with selvedge at left, almost full original gum. S.G. Spec. K29e, cat. 800. Photo.
393 £300
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 2d. colour trial in purple and purple brown, perf. 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine with large part original gum, usual gum wrinkles. S.G. Spec. K30, cat. from 1,000. Photo.
394 £420
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 2d. colour trial in green and blue, perf. 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine with large part original gum, minor gum wrinkle. S.G. Spec. K30, cat. from 1,000. Photo.
395 £320
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 2d. colour trial in green and purple, perf. 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine with part original gum. S.G. Spec. K30, cat. from 1,000. Photo.
396 £420
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 41/2d. green and deep bright carmine, a very fine and fresh unmounted mint marginal example, scarce. Copy of R.P.S. certificate (1989) for a block of twelve. S.G. 206a, Spec. K34(3), cat 1,000. Photo.
397 £290
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 5d. dull purple and blue die I, an unmounted mint example with toned original gum, tiny surface imperfection below Queen's chin, otherwise fine. S.G. 207, Spec. K35, cat. 1,100. Photo.
399 £1800
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 6d. purple on rose-red with watermark inverted and misplaced, mint with large part original gum, diagonal crease or heavy gum crease, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 208wi, K37(1)a, cat. 7,500. Photo.
401 £2900
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 10d. colour trial on red paper with head plate in purple, duty plate in red-orange, line perf. 14, watermarked crown, very fine and fresh unmounted upper marginal example (mounted in selvedge), rare. S.G. Spec. Vol 1 (16th Edition) #275, cat. 6,500. Photo.
403 £2600
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 1 green BD, fine unmounted mint (very faintly toned gum) marginal example with selvedge at right, usual small gum wrinkles, trivial diagonal surface rub on Queen's neck, attractive example with excellent colour. S.G. 212, Spec. K17, cat. 7,500. Photo.
404 £2200
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 1 green plate 2 JC with broken frame, fresh mint with large part original gum, light vertical crease or gum crease and a few small patches of light toning, otherwise a fine attractive example with good colour. S.G. 212a, Spec. K17a, cat. 8,500. Photo.
405 £2700
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 1 green KD, imperforate from the first sheet printed in this colour, a superb upper right marginal example from lower pane, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, with full original gum (unmounted), rare in this quality. S.G. 212s, Spec. K17s, cat. 6,500+. Photo.
406 £90
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 1 green OA, an 'unused' forgery, without watermark, vertical crease, with toned streaky gum, an interesting item. Photo.
407 | £10200
Surface Printed: The Balance of the Surface Printed collection, mint or unused, on leaves incl. 1855-57 1s. green, second example overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 7, 1861 unissued 3d. rose HH and GH with shaded spandrels, without dots, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 2 and 6 respectively, 1862-64 3d. rose carmine LE and HB overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 5 (2), 4d. bright red NK, pale red JE, 6d. lilac plate 3 QF, FB, plate 4 OK, 9d. straw ND (reperforated), DE overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, 9d. bistre OF overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 2, 1865-67 3d. rose NB, TA, TL, 4d. vermilion (3) with watermarks inverted, 9d. straw FC (reperforated), 1867-80 1s. green plate 4 BC, TG overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, plate 5 PH (reperforated), plate 6 IH, PG overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, plate 7 PA overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, 1872-73 pale buff plate 11 SB overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, 6d. grey RL, RE overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1873-80 21/2d. blue (5) incl. example with watermark inverted (toned), 6d. grey overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (4), 1s. green plate 11 OB and plate 12 KL overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, 4d. sage green plate 16 HE, 8d. plate proof in black on white wove paper (faults), 1883 1/2d. slate-blue imprimatur, 1883-84 2s.6d. (2) and examples overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (3), 5s. crimson (2), 10s. (4) three being overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', many regummed, a few dubious overprints, otherwise mainly good to fine and mainly of fine appearance.
408 £1100
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1882 1d. lilac imperforate, mint with small to large margins, a few gum wrinkles and diagonal corner crease, rather heavily mounted, otherwise of fine appearance with large part original gum. Clear B.P.A. certificate (1974). S.G. Spec. L3e, cat. 4,500. Photo.
409 £180
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1882 6d. grey plate 18 JL, fine mint with large part original gum, trivial light wrinkle. S.G. O4, Spec. L5, cat. 580. Photo.
410 £320
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1885 1s. dull green MH overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, light vertical crease, otherwise fine with virtually full lightly toned gum, good colour. S.G. O7s, Spec. L6s, cat. 1,250. Photo.
411 £820
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1885 1s. dull green SI, unused (regummed), with faults but of good appearance, scarce. S.G. O7, Spec. L6, cat. 6,000. Photo.
412 £210
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 5s. rose on white paper CB overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, with a few creases or wrinkles, thin perf. at top, a trifle soiled, otherwise fine with large part original gum. S.G. O9s, Spec. L7(2)t, cat. 1,750. Photo.
413 £160
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 5s. rose on white paper KF overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, a few perf. imperfections, regummed, with good colour. S.G. O9s, Spec. L7(2)t, cat. 1,750. Photo.
414 £2000
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 5s. rose on white paper AA with raised stop after ''R'', a pale shade, mint with large part original gum, light wrinkles and pulled perf. at upper left, otherwise fine and fresh. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1978). S.G. O9a, Spec. L7(2)a, cat. 10,000. Photo.
415 £1550
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 5s. rose on white paper KE with with overprint in blue-black, unused (regummed), with faults. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1990). S.G. O9b, Spec. L7(2)b, cat. 11,500. Photo.
416 £2000
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 5s. rose on white paper LD, fresh mint with part original gum, small imperfections not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and with excellent colour. Clear B.P.A. certificate (1990). S.G. O9, Spec. L7(2), cat. 9,750. Photo.
417 £1250
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 10s. cobalt on white paper DF overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, minor gum wrinkles, otherwise fine with exceptional deep colour and large part original gum. S.G. O9cs, cat. 4,500. Photo.
418 £3800
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1885 10s. cobalt on white paper GE, a fresh mint example of this rare stamp, with part original gum, with paper wrinkles or gum creases, otherwise fine and of excellent appearance. R.P.S. certificate (2000) states ''creased'', Brandon certificate (2010) states ''gum creases''. S.G. O9c, cb, Spec. L8(3), cat. 22,000. Photo.
419 £750
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1885 10s. ultramarine on blue paper CH overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 10, heavily hinged, otherwise a good example with large part original gum. S.G. O9d, Spec. L8(1)u, cat. 3,750. Photo.
420 £1350
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 10s. ultramarine on white paper FB, unused (regummed) and of apparently fine fresh appearance. R.P.S. certificate (2001) which states it is discoloured and has been cleaned. S.G. O10, Spec. L8(4), cat. 11,500. Photo.
421 £3500
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 10s. ultramarine on white paper KF with overprint in blue-black, fine mint, faint trace of toning, with large part original gum, tiny expertising marks on reverse. Clear B.P.A. certificate (1992). S.G. O10b, Spec. L8(4)b, cat. 12,500. Photo.
422 £13000
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1885 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac AB, a mint example of this rarity, with large part original gum (toned and disturbed). R.P.S. certificate (1987). S.G. O11, Spec. L9, cat. 75,000. Ex. Hind, King Carol of Romania. Photo.
423 £1450
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1885 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac HA overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, light vertical gum crease, otherwise fine with large part original gum (typically toned), good colour. S.G. O11s, Spec. L9s., cat. 5,250. Photo.
424 £16500
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 watermark orbs error 1 brown-lilac LA, a fine unused example of this great rarity, Brandon certificate (1993) states 'regummed' although we are of the opinion that the original gum has been redistributed, just a trifle soiled. S.G. O12, Spec. L10, cat. 100,000. Photo.
425 £300
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1888 1/2d. vermilion overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 14, fine and fresh with large part original gum, scarce. Brandon certificate (2011). S.G. O13var., Spec. L12t., cat. 1,000. Photo.
426 £380
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1892 21/2d. purple on blue overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 14, light gum bend at one corner, otherwise superb with full original gum, just the faintest trace of a hinge, scarce. S.G. O14var., Spec. L14t., cat. 1,000. Photo.
427 £220
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1889 1s. dull green, fine and fresh mint with large part original gum. S.G. O15, Spec. L16, cat. 1,000. Photo.
428 £450
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1892 1 green OA overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 10, a few gum creases and small thins, otherwise of fine appearance with large part original gum, excellent colour. S.G. O16s, Spec. L11s., cat. 2,250. Photo.
429 £210
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1901 6d. purple on rose-red, mint with part original gum, perf. imperfections otherwise fine. S.G. O18, Spec. L15, cat. 500. Photo.
430 £1600
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1901 1s. green and carmine, a fine and fresh mint example with full original gum, just the faintest trace of a hinge. S.G. O19, Spec. L17, cat. 4,200. Photo.
431 £1650
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1902 1s. dull green and carmine, very fine and fresh mint, a few small marks/notes on the reverse, with large part original gum. Brandon certificate (2011). S.G. O24, Spec. MO5, cat. 3,750. Photo.
432 £5500
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1902 5s. bright carmine, mint, a few minor faults but a presentable example of this very rare stamp, with large part original gum. Brandon certificate (1995). S.G. O25, Spec. MO6, cat. 45,000. Photo.
433 £3800
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1902 1 blue green overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 16, multiple creases, strong colour, complete original gum (possibly unmounted), very fresh appearance. S.G. O27s, Spec. MO8s, cat. 16,000. Photo.
434 £780
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1883-86 6d. dull green CK, mint, a few imperfections but of fine appearance with part original toned gum. Clear B.P.A. Certificate (1981). S.G. O62, Spec. L19, cat. 3,500. Photo.
435 £240
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1883-86 9d. dull green AI, mint, minor soiling, otherwise very fine with large part original gum. S.G. O63, Spec. L20, cat. 2,750. Photo.
436 £500
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1883-86 1s. orange-brown plate 14 ID mint with large part original gum, few perf. imperfections, toned, otherwise a presentable example. S.G. O64c, Spec. L22, cat. 3,500. Photo.
437 £230
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1887-90 1s. dull green, two fine examples overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' types 9 and 15, with large part original gum, both with light bends, type 15 with pencil notes on lightly toned gum. S.G. O68, Spec. L29s, cat. 600. Photo.
438 £2100
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1891-1900 1d. lilac variety overprint inverted, fresh mint with part original gum, slight imperfections, very fine appearance. R.P.S. certificate (1963). S.G. O69c, Spec. L23c, cat. 7,250. Photo.
439 £110
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1891-1900 1d. lilac overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 15, light bend and small gum wrinkle, otherwise fine with large part original gum. S.G. O69s, Spec. L23s, cat. 450. Photo.
440 £220
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1902 9d. dull purple and ultramarine, very fine and fresh mint with full original gum. R.P.S. certificate (1985). S.G. O77, Spec. MO12, cat. 650. Photo.
441 £520
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1902 1s. dull green and carmine, fresh mint with near complete original gum, light vertical wrinkle and a trifle toned, otherwise of fine appearance. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1990). S.G. O78, Spec. MO13, cat. 1,350. Photo.
442 £2000
Officials: Board of Education: 1902 5d. dull purple and blue, fine mint with part original gum. Brandon certificate (2011). S.G. O81, Spec. L41, cat. 5,000. Photo.
443 £920
Officials: Board of Education: 1902 1s. green and carmine, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 15, with large part original gum, closed thin and creased but of good appearance, a scarce stamp. S.G. O82s, Spec. L42s, cat. 3,000. Photo.
444 £1600
Officials: Board of Education: 1902-04 21/2d. ultramarine, fine mint with large part original gum. Brandon certificate (2011). S.G. O85, Spec. MO25, cat. 4,900. Photo.
445 £1950
Officials: Board of Education: 1902-04 5d. dull purple and ultramarine overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 18, slightly soiled, regummed or sweated, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. MO26t, cat. 8,500. Photo.
446 £320
Officials: Royal Household: 1902 1/2d. blue-green and 1d. scarlet, mint, the 1d. with imperfections, 1/2d. fine and fresh unmounted. S.G. O91-92, Spec. MO28, 29, cat. 700. Photo.
447 | £5500
Officials: The balance of the mint and unused collection on leaves incl. Inland Revenue ''SPECIMEN'' overprints (type 9) comprising 1880-81 1d. lilac, 6d. grey JL, 1884-88 1/2d. slate-blue, 21/2d. lilac KF, 1s. green, 1887-00 1s. green and carmine overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 15 (creased), Office of Works, Army Official, Government Parcels incl. 1883-86 ''SPECIMEN'' overprints (type 9 ) incl. 11/2d. lilac AJ, 6d. dull green AQ, 9d. dull green DD, 1s. orange LB, 1887-90 11/2d. (2), 6d. (2) overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' types 9 and 15, 9d. (2) one being ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, 1891-1900 2d. green and carmine, 41/2d. green and carmine overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, Admiralty Official 1903 11/2d., 21/2d., 3d., all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 16, some forged or dubious overprints, a few with faults but mainly good to fine. (60+)
448 £1900
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 1/2d. dull blue-green with watermark inverted and misplaced, fine and fresh unmounted mint, a few tiny specks on gum. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1975), S.G. 215 Wi, Spec. M1(1)a, cat. 3,750
449 £100
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 1d. blood red, fine and fresh unmounted mint, usual gum wrinkles, small printing flaw on kings cheek. Copy of Brandon certificate (1996) for a pair. S.G. Spec. M5 var. Photo.
451 £1800
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 5d. dull purple and ultramarine on chalk surfaced paper with watermark inverted and misplaced, unmounted mint, some peripheral toning, small stray printing ink mark under kings chin, otherwise fine and very rare. Copy of B.P.A. certificate (2004) for a block of four (from which Lot ???? also originates). S.G. 244 Wi, Spec. M29(1)a, cat. 7,500. Photo.
453 £3000
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 10d. slate-purple and deep (glossy) carmine on chalky paper, a fine mint example with almost full original gum, typical trivial surface rub at top. R.P.S. certificate (1980). S.G. Spec. M43(4), cat. 3,750. Photo.
455 £2700
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 2s.6d. pale dull purple on chalk surfaced paper with watermark inverted, a fine and fresh mint example with part original gum. Rare. S.G. 261 Wi, Spec. M49(1), cat. 7,500. Photo.
456 £350
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 2s.6d. dull purple on chalk surfaced paper, a fine unmounted mint example with part selvedge at base, a couple of very light areas of natural gum toning, superb colour. B.P.A. certificate (1986). S.G. 262, Spec. M49(1), cat. 600. Photo.
457 £220
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 5s. bright carmine and 5s. deep bright carmine, fresh mint examples with traces of hinging, latter with diagonal crease or gum crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 263-4., Spec. M51(1),(2), cat. 900. Photo.
458 £200
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 5s. bright carmine and 10s. ultramarine overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 16, also further handstamped ''ULTRAMAR'' (inverted) in blue by receiving Portuguese Postal Authority from U.P.U. distribution, without gum or 'dried' gum and lightly toned as usual. Photo.
459 £720
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 10s. ultramarine, fresh unmounted mint with very faintly toned gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 265, cat. 2,000. Photo.
460 £130
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 10s. ultramarine, mint with full slightly toned original gum, a few wrinkles or bends, just a trace of a hinge, otherwise fine with strong colour. S.G. 265, cat. 1,000. Photo.
462 £220
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. deep rose-carmine, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. R.P.S. certificate (1991). S.G. Spec. M6(6), cat. 600. Photo.
463 £260
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. aniline pink, fresh mint with part original gum, a few small light tone spots. S.G. 275, Spec. M6(8), cat. 750. Photo.
464 £180
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 21/2d. bright blue with watermark inverted, a mint marginal example with large part original gum (with some light toning) from the left of the sheet, typical diagonal gum creases, of fine appearance. S.G. 276 Wi, Spec. M17(2)a, cat. 1,250. Photo.
465 £400
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 21/2d. deep bright blue with watermark inverted and misplaced, fine and fresh mint with large part original gum, typical light diagonal gum creases, of fine ppearance. S.G. 276Wi, Spec. M17(1)a, cat. 1,250. Photo.
466 £3000
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 3d. grey on lemon, very fine and fresh mint, Peter Holcombe pencil notes on gum. Rare. R.P.S. certificate (1985). S.G. 277a, Spec. M21(3), cat. 4,500. Ex. Dellar. Photo. not subject to extension or return
468 £380
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 2d. deep dull green and red plate D4 R5/9 showing deformed tablet, mint with large part original gum, vertical bend or gum crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. M13(1)b, cat. 800. Photo.
469 £450
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 2d. grey-green and bright carmine overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 22 in a fine and fresh block of four overprinted, with full original gum (unmounted), light diagonal gum crease affecting lower pair. S.G. 292, Spec. M13(4)s, cat. 1,300. Photo.
470 £1200
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 6d. bright magenta, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 22, fine with large part original gum. B.P.A. certificate (1960), S.G. 296s, Spec. M35s, cat. 5,750. Photo.
471 £4500
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 6d. bright magenta, a fine and fresh mint marginal example of this very scarce stamp with large part original gum, a little heavily mounted and a few remainders in selvedge at right, vibrant colour. B.P.A. certificate (1960), S.G. 296, Spec. M35, cat. 12,500. Photo.
472 £350
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 2s.6d. dull greyish purple (F), fresh mint with part original gum, well centred with deep colour. R.P.S. certificate (1990). S.G. 315, Spec. M50(1), cat. 950. Photo.
473 £400
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 2s.6d. dull reddish purple, a fine and fresh unmounted mint marginal example (mounted in margin), pencil note in selvedge. S.G. 316, Spec. M50(4), cat. 600. Photo.
475 £320
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 5s. carmine-red and carmine, two fresh mint examples, fine appearance with good colour. S.G. 318, Spec. M52(1),(2), cat. 825. Photo.
476 £720
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 10s. bright blue, fine and fresh apparently unmounted mint with excellent colour. S.G. 319, Spec. M54(1), cat. 2,100. Photo.
477 £320
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 10s. blue, fine and fresh mint with very faintly toned large part original gum, few light gum wrinkles. S.G. 319, Spec. M54(2), cat. 1,100. Photo.
478 £290
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 10s. deep blue, mint with large part original ''sweated'' gum (lightly toned at top), horizontal crease, otherwise fine with strong deep colour. S.G. 319, Spec. M54(3), cat. 1,100. Photo.
479 £320
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 1 deep green, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 22, a few creases and bends but of good appearance, with large part original gum. S.G. 320s, Spec. M56(1)s, cat. 2,200. Photo.
480 £720
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 1 deep green, a fine and fresh mint example, unmounted except for small gum blemish at tiny blue crayon mark on gum, bent corner perf. not detracting, superb appearance, with deep colour. S.G. 320, Spec. M56(1), cat. 3,000. Photo.
481 | £9000
King Edward VII: Balance: The balance of the K.E.VII mint and unused collection incl. 1902-10 De La Rue 1d. bright scarlet ''E5'' corner marginal pair displaying pin repair below ''P'' of postage, 11/2d. slate-purple and green displaying deformed leaf variety, 2d. grey-green and carmine with distorted value table, another with misplaced value tablet, 3d. (9) incl. an example overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 15, 4d. (7) including a pair, 4d. brown-orange, unmounted, copy of B.P.A. certificate (1978), 6d. pale dull purple overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 15 (2), 6d. plate proof in grey-black on thin white card, 9d. dull purple and ultramarine (9) incl. one overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 16, 10d. dull purple and carmine (11), 1s. dull green and carmine (7), 2s.6d. lilac (2), pale dull purple (2), 1911 Harrison perf. 14 incl. 1/2d. bright green, deep bright green, dull green with vertical scratch below beard, 1d. aniline rose ''A11'' control single, 1d. deep rose-red overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 22, rose red lower marginal example overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 21, 1911-13 Somerset House 11/2d. slate purple and green displaying frame break at top left, 5d. dull reddish purple and bright blue lower marginal example displaying broken harp strings, lower right corner marginal example displaying damage to right duty tablet, 9d. purple and blue (7), 10d. purple and scarlet (10), 1s. green and carmine (11), 2s.6d. purple (3), one overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 22, some dubious overprints, mainly good to fine. (250 approx)