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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 3065, De La Rue High ValuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 10sh Grey Green on Blued Paper (SG Specialised J125; SG 131; Scott 91), GREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 10sh Grey Green on Blued Paper (SG Specialised J125; SG 131; Scott 91)GREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 10sh Grey Green on Blued Paper (SG Specialised J125; SG 131; Scott 91). Plate 1, lettered E-H, original gum, h.r., incredibly well-centered for the issue, deep rich color on lightly blued paper, small inclusion on gum mentioned for complete accuracy only

VERY FINE AND MARVELOUSLY SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 1883 10-SHILLING ON BLUISH PAPER. ONE OF THE RAREST REGULARLY ISSUED UNUSED STAMPS OF GREAT BRITAIN -- MISSING FROM EVEN THE MOST ADVANCED COLLECTIONS.

As written in Wiseman, the Post Office circular of Sep. 26, 1878, coinciding with the release of the first 10sh (SG 128), stated "Postmasters are requested to use them as far as possible in denoting the charges for unpaid postage etc. on Head Office letter bill dockets..." Therefore, at the time of issue, there was no regular postal need for stamps of this high denomination. Other than serving as postage due stamps on the letter bill dockets, these ultimately came to be used for bulk mailing in 1883. Reports also show that this stamp was supplied only to the major post offices and not widely circulated. It is obvious from these circumstances that very few unused examples were saved for stamp collectors.

Ex Dale and Baillie. With 1955 R.P.S. and 1991 B.P.A. certificates. SG £135,000. Scott $135,000.00.

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Great Britain
2016-06-14
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
 
Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1036, Great Britain - 1854-1900 Line Engraved and Surface PrintedGREAT BRITAIN, 1882, 10sh Slate on Bluish Paper (91; SG 131), GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, 10sh Slate on Bluish Paper (91; SG 131)GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, 10sh Slate on Bluish Paper (91; SG 131). Lettered A-H, complete strike of "Lordship Lane N.R. Station S.E." circular datestamp, May 18 date (year not legible), with the "18" inserted by hand, Very Fine and handsome example of this high value, SG £5,200

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Great Britain
2014-11-18
Worldwide Stamps and Covers
 
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2013, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1882, 10sh Slate on White Paper (91; SG 135), GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, 10sh Slate on White Paper (91; SG 135)GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, 10sh Slate on White Paper (91; SG 135). Crisp Lymington 1884 circular datestamp, sharp impression, well-centered, light horizontal crease at bottom, Very Fine appearance, SG £4,500

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