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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 3136, Officials - Office of Works and ArmyGREAT BRITAIN, 1903, 10p Dull Purple & Carmine, O.W. Official (SG Specialised MO18; SG O40; Scott O53), GREAT BRITAIN, 1903, 10p Dull Purple & Carmine, O.W. Official (SG Specialised MO18; SG O40; Scott O53)GREAT BRITAIN, 1903, 10p Dull Purple & Carmine, O.W. Official (SG Specialised MO18; SG O40; Scott O53). With selvage at right showing "Jubilee" line, barely hinging (if at all), rich and bright colors, creased in the selvage only

EXTREMELY FINE AND PRISTINE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-PENCE KING EDWARD VII O.W. OFFICIAL. ONE OF THE RAREST DEPARTMENTAL OFFICIALS, ESPECIALLY IN THIS SUPERB CONDITION WITH SHEET SELVAGE.

According to records, only 14 sheets of 96 were printed. When taking into account the necessary registration sheet, "Specimens", used examples and those returned after the end of use, the potential supply of unused examples was extraordinarily small. The short span of use also contributed to its rarity, as the earliest known use is from July 1903 and sales ceased in May 1904. While the 10p Queen Victoria had a lower printed quantity, unused examples are more available due to the 40 unused examples that entered the market from the W.J. Richards half-sheet.

A definite count of genuine unused examples is difficult to make, due to the prevalence of fakes, some of which have previously received genuine certificates. Wiseman, along with an Official specialist, concluded that of 90 used examples submitted over the course of 15 years, only 12 were genuine.

Ex Baillie. With 1980 B.P.A. certificate. SG £47,500. Scott $40,000.00

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27,000
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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 526, Great Britain Officials1902, 10p Carmine Rose & Violet, "O.W. Official" (O53, SG O40), 1902, 10p Carmine Rose & Violet, "O.W. Official" (O53, SG O40)1902, 10p Carmine Rose & Violet, "O.W. Official" (O53, SG O40). Rich color, h.r., light toning at B.L. corner, otherwise Very Fine, scarce unused, signed Bloch, SG £5,000

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