GREAT BRITAIN, 1864, 1p Rose Red and Lake Red, Imprimaturs (SG Specialised G1 Imprimatur; SG 43P-44P; Scott 33P).
119 different plate numbers of the 150 that exist as imprimaturs, neatly mounted on hingeless album pages, each with sheet margin at either left or right (lettered B-A or B-L), nearly all with large to ample margins on other sides, some with light pencil notations in margin, incredibly fresh color overall
EXTREMELY FINE. AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE ASSEMBLAGE OF IMPRIMATURS OF THE 1864 ONE-PENNY RED. THIS COLLECTION ACCOUNTS FOR NEARLY 80% OF THE PLATE POSITIONS -- EACH AS A GEM SINGLE WITH SHEET-MARGIN. WITHOUT QUESTION THIS COLLECTION WOULD BE NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO REPLICATE.
Imprimaturs from Plates 71-225 are known with the exception of 75, 77, 126, 128 and 158. Ex Gross. SG £50,575.
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