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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 3133, Officials - Office of Works and ArmyGREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 10p Dull Purple & Carmine, O.W. Official (SG Specialised L35; SG O35; Scott O48), GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 10p Dull Purple & Carmine, O.W. Official (SG Specialised L35; SG O35; Scott O48)GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 10p Dull Purple & Carmine, O.W. Official (SG Specialised L35; SG O35; Scott O48). Bottom left corner selvage horizontal pair with "Jubilee" lines, strong rich colors

VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONAL PAIR OF THE QUEEN VICTORIA 10-PENCE O.W. OFFICIAL. A MAJOR OFFICIAL MULTIPLE RARITY OF WHICH NO MORE THAN 40-60 UNUSED EXAMPLES ARE THOUGHT TO EXIST.

The rarity of this denomination in unused condition is due to two factors. First, the Office of Works was a very small department. Over the course of eight years, only £1,541 of stamps were overprinted with an estimated one 10p used a day. Only 720 10p stamps were overprinted with no more than 560 placed in use (due to registration sheet, "Specimens", etc.). Second, most unused examples are believed to emanate from the sheet of 80 taken by W.J. Richards in May 1903, which he thought were obsolete. Half were returned by a co-conspirator, leaving 40 plus a few more for collectors. Wiseman considers a mint single comparable in rarity to the £1 I.R. Watermark Orbs, despite the significant difference in market value.

Ex Baillie. With 1982 R.P.S. certificate. SG as two singles £14,500.

E. 5,000-7,500
7,500
Foreign (non-U.S.)
British Commonwealth
Great Britain
Great Britain
2017-04-25
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
 
Sale Number 1152, Lot Number 117, Great Britain - OfficialsGREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 10p Carmine Rose & Lilac, "O.W. Official" (O48; SG O35), GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 10p Carmine Rose & Lilac, "O.W. Official" (O48; SG O35)GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 10p Carmine Rose & Lilac, "O.W. Official" (O48; SG O35). Selvage at right, tied on piece by Parliament St. circular datestamp, bright colors, Very Fine, an eye-appealing example of this scarce official, signed Kohler and with 2017 B.P.A. certificate, SG £2,250

2,100
650
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Foreign (non-U.S.)
British Commonwealth
Great Britain
Great Britain
2010-04-28
General Foreign Stamps and Covers, U.S. Postal History
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Sale Number 987, Lot Number 2054, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 10p Carmine Rose & Lilac, "O.W. Official" (O48; SG O35), GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 10p Carmine Rose & Lilac, "O.W. Official" (O48; SG O35)GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 10p Carmine Rose & Lilac, "O.W. Official" (O48; SG O35). Original gum, single small h.r., rich colors

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1902 10-PENCE "O.W." OFFICIAL ISSUE.

SG £4,800.

4,000
1,900
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British Commonwealth
Great Britain
Great Britain
2010-04-28
General Foreign Stamps and Covers, U.S. Postal History
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Sale Number 987, Lot Number 2055, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 10p Carmine Rose & Lilac, "O.W. Official" (O48; SG O35), GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 10p Carmine Rose & Lilac, "O.W. Official" (O48; SG O35)GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 10p Carmine Rose & Lilac, "O.W. Official" (O48; SG O35). Original gum, h.r., bright colors, few slightly toned spots on back, Fine appearance, two backstamps, SG £4,800

4,000
1,600
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British Commonwealth
Great Britain
Great Britain
1996-05-22
The Passano Collection of British Commonwealth
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Sale Number 778, Lot Number 525, Great Britain Officials1902, 10p Carmine Rose & Lilac, "O.W. Official" (O48, SG O35), 1902, 10p Carmine Rose & Lilac, "O.W. Official" (O48, SG O35)1902, 10p Carmine Rose & Lilac, "O.W. Official" (O48, SG O35). Fresh bright color, h.r., Very Fine and choice, SG £1,300

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