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2019-03-19
The Dimitris Bertsimas Collection of Important Great Britain Stamps and Multiples
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Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3049, Surface Printed Issues, 1855-80GREAT BRITAIN, 1876, 8p Purple Brown, Unissued (SG Specialised J91; SG 156a; Scott 72), GREAT BRITAIN, 1876, 8p Purple Brown, Unissued (SG Specialised J91; SG 156a; Scott 72)GREAT BRITAIN, 1876, 8p Purple Brown, Unissued (SG Specialised J91; SG 156a; Scott 72). Block of four, Mint N.H., Plate 1, lettered E-C to F-D, rich color with a razor-sharp impression, light vertical gum crease thru left pair

FINE AND SPECTACULAR BLOCK OF THE UNISSUED 8-PENCE IN PURPLE BROWN. THIS IS ONE OF THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLES IN EXISTENCE.

The 8p was originally issued to prepay the then-rate of postage to India via Marseilles and Australia via Brindisi. Despite the need for the value immediately, the printing was cancelled and issue postponed after 10,000 sheets were printed. The Purple Brown resembled the Rosy Mauve of the 2-1/2p too closely. All of the sheets were supposed to have been destroyed. All known examples can be traced from their centering to the top left quarter of one sheet. Therefore, it is believed that no more than 60 exist in total. We are aware of only one larger multiple known, a bottom left corner selvage block of six (I-A to J-C) and one other that shares this size.

Ex Latto and Baillie. With 2005 B.P.A. certificate. SG as hinged £50,000.

E. 20,000-30,000
13,000
Foreign (non-U.S.)
British Commonwealth
Great Britain
Great Britain
2015-12-09
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, featuring Dr. Killien Coll.
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 802, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1876, 8p Brown Lilac (72; SG 156a), GREAT BRITAIN, 1876, 8p Brown Lilac (72; SG 156a)GREAT BRITAIN, 1876, 8p Brown Lilac (72; SG 156a). Plate 1, lettered E-D, original gum which the certificate calls "sweated" with which we disagree and believe to be lightly hinged, perfs clear design at top and just touching at left, wonderfully rich color and well-incised impression

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE UNISSUED 1876 PLATE ONE 8-PENCE BROWN LILAC. ONE OF THE KEY RARITIES OF THE SURFACE PRINTED ISSUES.

The 8-Pence stamp was originally printed in Brown Lilac, but it was never issued to post offices. All but a tiny number were destroyed. Of the surviving copies, all have the perfs cutting the design at top and/or left to varying degrees. The 8-Pence stamp was then printed in Orange instead.

With 1991 B.P.A. certificate. SG £9,750

11,750
2,700
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Foreign (non-U.S.)
British Commonwealth
Great Britain
Great Britain
2014-05-14
Worldwide Stamps and Covers
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Sale Number 1070, Lot Number 2219, Great Britain, Surface-Printed (Continued...)GREAT BRITAIN, 1876, 8p Brown Lilac (72; SG 156a), GREAT BRITAIN, 1876, 8p Brown Lilac (72; SG 156a)GREAT BRITAIN, 1876, 8p Brown Lilac (72; SG 156a). Plate 1, lettered F-D, original gum, minor h.r., wonderfully rich color and a well incised impression

FINE. ONE OF THE KEY RARITIES OF THE SURFACE PRINTED ISSUES.

The 8-Pence stamp was originally printed in Brown Lilac, but it was never issued to post offices. All but a tiny number were destroyed. Of the surviving copies, all have the perfs cutting the design at top and/or left. The 8-Pence stamp was then printed in Orange instead.

With 2010 R.P.S. certificate. SG £9,750

11,750
6,750
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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 510, Great Britain1876, 8p Brown Lilac (72, SG 156a), 1876, 8p Brown Lilac (72, SG 156a)1876, 8p Brown Lilac (72, SG 156a). Fresh bright color, o.g., h.r., Very Fine and choice, prepared for use but not issued, with 1996 B.P.A. certificate, SG £3,000

2,000
1,600
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Foreign (non-U.S.)
British Commonwealth
Great Britain
Great Britain
1985-04-20
1985 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 645, Lot Number 524, General Foreign1876, 8p Brown Lilac (72), 1876, 8p Brown Lilac (72)1876, 8p Brown Lilac (72). Fresh, Rich Color, perforations touch at left, Fine

4,000
1,200
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