EXTREMELY FINE MULTIPLE OF THE ONE-SHILLING KING EDWARD VII I.R. OFFICIAL IN NEVER-HINGED CONDITION. A STUNNING SHOWPIECE AND THE LARGEST MULTIPLE WE ARE AWARE OF IN PRIVATE HANDS.
The King Edward VII 1sh I.R. Official, according to Wiseman, was issued to bridge the gap between the values of the 6p and 5sh. Interestingly, when issued, there was no particular use for this denomination. Most of the known used examples are registered mail out of Manchester for heavier internal and external mails.
Ex Baillie. With 1978 B.P.A. certificate. SG as two hinged blocks of four £38,500.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A HIGHLY DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE 1902 1-SHILLING "I.R." OFFICIAL.
Ex Gross. With 1985 B.P.A. certificate. SG £3,500