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2020-09-29
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1031, Great Britain - Queen VictoriaGREAT BRITAIN, 1880, 2sh Pale Brown (56; SG 121), GREAT BRITAIN, 1880, 2sh Pale Brown (56; SG 121)GREAT BRITAIN, 1880, 2sh Pale Brown (56; SG 121). Plate 1, lettered B-E, wing margin at left, original gum, lightly hinged with minute adhesion on reverse, fresh shade, some light staining at bottom right (mostly on reverse)

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1880 2-SHILLING BROWN. A NOTORIOUSLY DIFFICULT ORIGINAL-GUM STAMP TO ACQUIRE.

In 1879 the Universal Postal Union recommended establishing an international color standard for stamps in the basic UPU rates. This required changing the 2-1/2p to Blue, but that conflicted with the then-current 2sh color. Brown was selected as the replacement color, and De La Rue printed a new batch of stamps which were released in Feb. 1880. The stamps were withdrawn on July 16, 1880, creating a period of about six months when these stamps were on sale. The short-lived sale period of the 2sh Brown explains its rarity, particularly in unused condition.

With 1984 R.P.S. certificate. Scott $27,500.00. SG £30,000

E. 3,000-4,000
4,750
Foreign (non-U.S.)
British Commonwealth
Great Britain
Great Britain
2019-03-19
The Dimitris Bertsimas Collection of Important Great Britain Stamps and Multiples
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Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3059, Surface Printed Issues, 1855-80GREAT BRITAIN, 1880, 2sh Brown (SG Specialised J120; SG 121; Scott 56), GREAT BRITAIN, 1880, 2sh Brown (SG Specialised J120; SG 121; Scott 56)GREAT BRITAIN, 1880, 2sh Brown (SG Specialised J120; SG 121; Scott 56). Plate 1, lettered O-D, wing margin at right, original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful depth of color on bright paper

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1880 2-SHILLING BROWN. A CHALLENGING STAMP TO ACQUIRE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS PRISTINE STATE OF PRESERVATION.

In 1879 the Universal Postal Union recommended establishing an international color standard for stamps in the basic UPU rates. This required changing the 2-1/2p to Blue, but that conflicted with the then-current 2sh color. Brown was selected as the replacement color, and De La Rue printed a new batch of stamps which were released in Feb. 1880. The stamps were withdrawn on July 16, 1880, creating a period of about six months when these stamps were on sale. The short-lived sale period of the 2sh Brown explains its rarity, particularly in unused condition.

Ex Baillie. SG £30,000. Scott $27,500.00.

E. 10,000-15,000
8,000
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Foreign (non-U.S.)
British Commonwealth
Great Britain
Great Britain
1996-05-22
The Passano Collection of British Commonwealth
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Sale Number 778, Lot Number 506, Great Britain1880, 2sh Pale Brown, Pl. 1 (56, SG 121), 1880, 2sh Pale Brown, Pl. 1 (56, SG 121)1880, 2sh Pale Brown, Pl. 1 (56, SG 121). Fresh color, unused (regummed), small pinhole at B., otherwise Fine, scarce unused, with 1996 B.P.A. certificate, SG £6,500

6,000
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British Commonwealth
Great Britain
Great Britain
1989-04-15
1989 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 708, Lot Number 539, General Foreign1880, 2sh Pale Brown (56), 1880, 2sh Pale Brown (56)1880, 2sh Pale Brown (56). Fresh, Large Part o.g., Fine, Very Rare, signed Bloch, with Friedl Certificate

9,500
4,000
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