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Sale 1114 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, featuring the F. Christian Killien, M.D. Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 9-10 December, 2015

Category — Great Britain

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
786
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 786, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black, Mulready (U1), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black, Mulready (U1)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black, Mulready (U1). Stereo A140, cancelled by red Maltese Cross, on reverse is "B My-6 1840" First Day datestamp, red diamond May 7 datestamp, and May 8 receiver from (New) Ross, Ireland, some minor edgewear and faint soiling

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-PENNY MULREADY USED ON THE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE.

SG Specialized value from £18,000

E. 1,500-2,000
3,500
787
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 787, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Lettered T-D, original gum, large to full margins all around, strong color, crisp impression, couple of small filled in thin spots, Very Fine appearance, a rare original gum example of the Penny Black, with 1983 P.F. certificate, SG £12,500

11,000
1,100
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788
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 788, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Vertical pair, lettered B-K/C-K, mostly large margins all around, intense shade and proof-like impression on fresh paper, light red Maltese Cross cancels, Very Fine and choice pair, SG Specialised £1,200

1,250
250
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789
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 789, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 1p Red Brown on Bluish (3; SG 8a), GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 1p Red Brown on Bluish (3; SG 8a)GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 1p Red Brown on Bluish (3; SG 8a). Lettered J-G, original gum, large margins to full, brilliant color on especially blued paper, Very Fine, SG £700

625
400
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790
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 790, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 2p Pale Blue (4a; SG 13), GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 2p Pale Blue (4a; SG 13)GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 2p Pale Blue (4a; SG 13). Lettered M-K, large part original gum, margins large to clear at left, fresh color and sharp impression, Very Fine, a scarce unused example, with 1981 P.F. certificate, SG £9,500

6,000
0
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791
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 791, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1847, 1sh Pale Green (5; SG 54), GREAT BRITAIN, 1847, 1sh Pale Green (5; SG 54)GREAT BRITAIN, 1847, 1sh Pale Green (5; SG 54). Horizontal pair and single, used with 1841 1p Red Brown (3) and 2p Blue (4) horizontal strip of three, tied by barred numeral "466" cancels on 1849 folded letter to Quebec, Canada, Liverpool Aug. 25, 1849 departure backstamp, "per Niagara" directive, 1sh pair with pre-used scissor cut along center between stamps (just touching right stamp), Fine, a presentable and interesting franking to a scarce destination

E. 1,000-1,500
3,500
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792
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 792, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1854, 10p Red Brown (6; SG 57), GREAT BRITAIN, 1854, 10p Red Brown (6; SG 57)GREAT BRITAIN, 1854, 10p Red Brown (6; SG 57). Die 4, full original gum, lightly hinged, large balanced margins all around, strong color and bold embossing

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARELY OFFERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-PENCE RED BROWN EMBOSSED ISSUE.

The Embossed Issue is particularly notorious for having tight margins between stamps. An original gum example such as this is particularly rare to come by.

SG £13,000

11,500
4,250
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793
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 793, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1854, 6p Red Violet, Embossed (7; SG 60), GREAT BRITAIN, 1854, 6p Red Violet, Embossed (7; SG 60)GREAT BRITAIN, 1854, 6p Red Violet, Embossed (7; SG 60). Unused (no gum), full margins at right and bottom, clear at left and just touching at top, deep rich color

FINE. A SCARCE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-PENCE RED VIOLET EMBOSSED ISSUE.

With 1986 R.P.S. certificate (as Purple). SG £18,500

18,000
1,600
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794
ng
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 794, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1854, 6p Dull Violet, Embossed (7a; SG 59), GREAT BRITAIN, 1854, 6p Dull Violet, Embossed (7a; SG 59)GREAT BRITAIN, 1854, 6p Dull Violet, Embossed (7a; SG 59). Unused (no gum), tremendous margins all around incl. part of adjoining stamp at top, wonderfully rich color, strong embossing

EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACUARLY CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 6-PENCE DULL VIOLET EMBOSSED ISSUE. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES WE HAVE SEEN OFFERED.

The Embossed Issue is notorious for producing narrowly margined stamps. Unused examples are difficult enough to obtain with clear margins all around, let alone an example featuring such massive margins. SG £18,500

18,000
2,500
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795
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 795, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1856, 1sh Green (28; SG 71), GREAT BRITAIN, 1856, 1sh Green (28; SG 71)GREAT BRITAIN, 1856, 1sh Green (28; SG 71). Horizontal pair with singles of 1858-69 2p Deep Blue (29; SG 45) and 1862 3p Pale Rose (37; SG 76), all tied by "Paisley AU 16, 62" circular datestamp and barred "277" cancel on folded letter to San Francisco Cal., red San Francisco Paid arrival circular datestamp, mild crease slightly affecting right 1sh, otherwise Very Fine, an attractive and colorful usage, sent via the Cunard Line on the Persia and then overland to San Francisco

E. 400-500
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796
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 796, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1858-69, 2p Blue (29a; SG 45), GREAT BRITAIN, 1858-69, 2p Blue (29a; SG 45)GREAT BRITAIN, 1858-69, 2p Blue (29a; SG 45). Lettered N-D, plate 7, original gum, bold color, Fine, SG £2,000

1,600
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797
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 797, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1870, 1-1/2p Lake Red (32a; SG 52), GREAT BRITAIN, 1870, 1-1/2p Lake Red (32a; SG 52)GREAT BRITAIN, 1870, 1-1/2p Lake Red (32a; SG 52). Plate 1, lettered S-K, original gum, minor h.r., deep rich color, Very Fine, SG £725

725
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798
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 798, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1864, 1p Rose Red (33; SG 44), GREAT BRITAIN, 1864, 1p Rose Red (33; SG 44)GREAT BRITAIN, 1864, 1p Rose Red (33; SG 44). Lettered G-D, plate 225, part original gum, fresh color, Fine and scarce, Plate 225 is the rarest of the regularly issued plates for the 1864 1p Red, SG £3,200

3,300
500
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799
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 799, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1864, 1p Rose Red (33; SG 43), GREAT BRITAIN, 1864, 1p Rose Red (33; SG 43)GREAT BRITAIN, 1864, 1p Rose Red (33; SG 43). Plate 196, lettered N-H, tied by London Oct. 10, 1877 duplex on J. Valentine's Ocean Penny Postage illustrated propaganda design cover (State 5), sent to Newbury (Oct. 11 backstamp), cover with small tear at top and some minor edge soiling, otherwise a Very Fine example of this desirable illustration

E. 750-1,000
800
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800
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 800, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1873, 6p Gray (60; SG 125), GREAT BRITAIN, 1873, 6p Gray (60; SG 125)GREAT BRITAIN, 1873, 6p Gray (60; SG 125). Lettered O-C, plate 12, original gum, fresh color, Fine, SG £1,900

1,900
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801
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 801, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1873-80, 3p Rose (61; SG 144), GREAT BRITAIN, 1873-80, 3p Rose (61; SG 144)GREAT BRITAIN, 1873-80, 3p Rose (61; SG 144). Lettered O-D, plate 19, original gum, mild h.r., incredibly wide margins incl. bottom sheet selvage with "10 Shillings, per Sheet of 40." inscription, wonderfully fresh color, Fine, an attractive Jumbo example, SG £450

425
0
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802
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 802, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1876, 8p Brown Lilac (72; SG 156a), GREAT BRITAIN, 1876, 8p Brown Lilac (72; SG 156a)GREAT BRITAIN, 1876, 8p Brown Lilac (72; SG 156a). Plate 1, lettered E-D, original gum which the certificate calls "sweated" with which we disagree and believe to be lightly hinged, perfs clear design at top and just touching at left, wonderfully rich color and well-incised impression

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE UNISSUED 1876 PLATE ONE 8-PENCE BROWN LILAC. ONE OF THE KEY RARITIES OF THE SURFACE PRINTED ISSUES.

The 8-Pence stamp was originally printed in Brown Lilac, but it was never issued to post offices. All but a tiny number were destroyed. Of the surviving copies, all have the perfs cutting the design at top and/or left to varying degrees. The 8-Pence stamp was then printed in Orange instead.

With 1991 B.P.A. certificate. SG £9,750

11,750
2,700
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803
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 803, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1882-83, £1 Brown Lilac (92a; SG 136), GREAT BRITAIN, 1882-83, £1 Brown Lilac (92a; SG 136)GREAT BRITAIN, 1882-83, £1 Brown Lilac (92a; SG 136). Plate 1, lettered B-E, clear "Crewe MR 15 84" circular datestamps, well-centered, light crease along top perfs, Very Fine appearance, a rarely offered £1 high value stamp which is often seen with small faults, SG £9,000

9,250
1,300
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804
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 804, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 2sh6p Lilac (96; SG 178), GREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 2sh6p Lilac (96; SG 178)GREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 2sh6p Lilac (96; SG 178). Lettered H-F, with selvage at top, original gum, minor h.r., fresh color, well-centered, Very Fine, SG £600

625
300
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805
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 805, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 2sh6p Deep Lilac (96 var; SG 179), GREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 2sh6p Deep Lilac (96 var; SG 179)GREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 2sh6p Deep Lilac (96 var; SG 179). Unused (regummed), excellent centering, rich color, Extremely Fine, SG value

£ 825
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806
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 806, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1891, £1 Green (124; SG 212), GREAT BRITAIN, 1891, £1 Green (124; SG 212)GREAT BRITAIN, 1891, £1 Green (124; SG 212). Oval registry cancels, rich color, faint surface rub at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine, SG £800

800
80
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807
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 807, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1911, -1/2p Very Deep Green, Die 1B (151 var; SG 325 var; SG Specialised N2(7)), GREAT BRITAIN, 1911, -1/2p Very Deep Green, Die 1B (151 var; SG 325 var; SG Specialised N2(7))GREAT BRITAIN, 1911, -1/2p Very Deep Green, Die 1B (151 var; SG 325 var; SG Specialised N2(7)). Lightly hinged, excellent rich color in this distinctive shade, Fine, a very elusive color variety, ex Gibralter, with 1975 R.P.S. certificate, SG Specialised value

£ 650
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808
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 808, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1913, 10sh Indigo Blue, Seahorse (175; SG 402), GREAT BRITAIN, 1913, 10sh Indigo Blue, Seahorse (175; SG 402)GREAT BRITAIN, 1913, 10sh Indigo Blue, Seahorse (175; SG 402). Lightly hinged, intense rich color and a sharp impression, full perforations, Very Fine and choice, ex Gibralter, SG £1,200

1,000
500
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809
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 809, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1929, £1 Black, Postal Congress (209; SG 438), GREAT BRITAIN, 1929, £1 Black, Postal Congress (209; SG 438)GREAT BRITAIN, 1929, £1 Black, Postal Congress (209; SG 438). Very lightly hinged, rich shade on fresh paper, Very Fine, SG £750

800
300
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810
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 810, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1929, £1 Black, Postal Congress (209; SG 438), GREAT BRITAIN, 1929, £1 Black, Postal Congress (209; SG 438)GREAT BRITAIN, 1929, £1 Black, Postal Congress (209; SG 438). Lightly hinged, bright and fresh, Very Fine, SG £750

800
275
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811
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 811, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1929, £1 Black, Postal Congress (209; SG 438), GREAT BRITAIN, 1929, £1 Black, Postal Congress (209; SG 438)GREAT BRITAIN, 1929, £1 Black, Postal Congress (209; SG 438). Neat 1938 oval cancels, fresh shade, Very Fine, SG £550

800
180
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812
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 812, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p "V.R." Official (O1, SG V1), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p "V.R." Official (O1, SG V1)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p "V.R." Official (O1, SG V1). Lettered G-B, unused (no gum), large balanced margins all around, rich shade and a crisp detailed impression, thin

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE "V.R." OFFICIAL. ONE OF THE IMPORTANT RARITIES OF GREAT BRITAIN.

These "V.R." stamps were never officially placed into use despite being created for official correspondence. Although a small number went through the mails as an oversight by postal employees. Additionally, some examples were used by Rowland Hill to experiment with cancellations.

With 1984 Friedl certificate. SG £32,000.

35,000
5,250
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813
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 813, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 1sh Carmine Rose & Green Govt. Parcels Official (O43; SG O78), GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 1sh Carmine Rose & Green Govt. Parcels Official (O43; SG O78)GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 1sh Carmine Rose & Green Govt. Parcels Official (O43; SG O78). H.r., attractive colors, a Fine example of this scarce Official, with 2015 B.P.A. certificate, SG £1,350

1,300
400
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814
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 814, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, OFFICES IN MOROCCO, 1898, 10c Carmine Rose, Double Overprint (2b; SG 2ea), GREAT BRITAIN, OFFICES IN MOROCCO, 1898, 10c Carmine Rose, Double Overprint (2b; SG 2ea)GREAT BRITAIN, OFFICES IN MOROCCO, 1898, 10c Carmine Rose, Double Overprint (2b; SG 2ea). Clear doubling of the overprint, light circular datestamps, well-centered, fresh color, Very Fine, a scarce example to find used which is unpriced in Scott or Stanley Gibbons, catalogue values as unused, SG £750

625
160
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