Sale 776 — The K.L. Collection of Classic Rarities
Sale Date — Tuesday, 23 April, 1996
Category — Great Britain
GREAT BRITAIN, 1853, 10p Red Brown, Embossed (6; SG 57). Die 3, horizontal block of ten with full sheet margins and original gum, strongly embossed, fresh color and paper
AN EXTREMELY FINE AND VERY RARE BLOCK OF THE EMBOSSED ISSUE.
With 1989 B.P.A. certificate. Scott Retail $22,500.00 for singles, Stanley Gibbons £25,000 for singles
GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black, V.R. Official (O1; SG V1). Horizontal block of six (FJ-GL) with right sheet margin showing part of imprint, large part original gum, large margins all around, pre-printing paper crease in sheet margin
EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE IMPRINT BLOCK OF THE FIRST OFFICIAL STAMP IN THE WORLD.
With 1956 R.P.S. and 1992 B.P.A. certificates
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ECUADOR, 1880, 4p Gray Brown, Pl. 17 (84; SG 160). Tied by "London No 22 81" duplex datestamp and oval grid on cover front only, addressed to Quito, Ecuador, via the United States, with Ecuador 1872, 1r Orange (10) affixed and tied by blue "Quito Franca 4 Enero 82" double-circle datestamp, "New-York F.D. Dec. 6" transit datestamp, a bit reduced, light stain, still Fine and extremely rare mixed franking, the Ecuador 1 real stamp paying the internal postage from the port of entry, with 1992 Holcombe certificate
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