A VERY FINE AND EXTRAORDINARILY LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE ONE-SHILLING ORANGE BROWN FROM PLATE 14. THIS IS THOUGHT TO BE THE LARGEST MULTIPLE KNOWN IN PRIVATE HANDS.
This block is equal to £1 of unused postage, a hefty sum at the time. When adjusting for inflation and purchasing power, this represents about £100 of unused postage left by the wayside. As evidenced by the increase in catalogue value between four singles and a block of four in SG Specialised -- £2,700 as singles and £4,000 as a block -- one can only imagine what the premium is for a multiple of this magnitude. There is one larger multiple known, a block of 20 (ex Phillips) that has since been institutionalized.
Ex Latto and Baillie. SG as four blocks and four singles £18,700.