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Sale 1143 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, Featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 16-18 November, 2016

Category — Great Britain - King Edward VII Issues

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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3037, Great Britain - King Edward VII IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 2p King Edward VII, Head and Duty Plate Essays in Black on Glazed White Card (130P; SG 225P), GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 2p King Edward VII, Head and Duty Plate Essays in Black on Glazed White Card (130P; SG 225P)GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 2p King Edward VII, Head and Duty Plate Essays in Black on Glazed White Card (130P; SG 225P). Cut to stamp size, duty plate initialed at bottom, scarce pair of essay proofs, ex "Minoru"

E. 750-1,000
800
3038°
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3038, Great Britain - King Edward VII IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 2sh6p-£1 King Edward VII, De La Rue Printing, Overprinted "Specimen" and "Ultramar" (139S-142S; SG 260s/266s), GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 2sh6p-£1 King Edward VII, De La Rue Printing, Overprinted "Specimen" and "Ultramar" (139S-142S; SG 260s/266s)GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 2sh6p-£1 King Edward VII, De La Rue Printing, Overprinted "Specimen" and "Ultramar" (139S-142S; SG 260s/266s). Small part original gum, all with fresh colors

VERY FINE SET OF THE DE LA RUE HIGH VALUES OVERPRINTED BOTH "SPECIMEN" AND "ULTRAMAR".

The Ultramar overprints were applied by Portuguese postal authorities on samples given by the U.P.U. countries to Portugal, where they were distributed to the Portuguese colonies. Very few exist today. Ex "Minoru".

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
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3039
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3039, Great Britain - King Edward VII IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1902-11, 5sh Carmine Rose (140; SG 263), GREAT BRITAIN, 1902-11, 5sh Carmine Rose (140; SG 263)GREAT BRITAIN, 1902-11, 5sh Carmine Rose (140; SG 263). Barely hinged, near perfect centering, vibrant color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, signed A. Diena, SG £450

400
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3040
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3040, Great Britain - King Edward VII IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1902, £1 Green (142; SG 266), GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, £1 Green (142; SG 266)GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, £1 Green (142; SG 266). Neat central "Guernsey JU 6 11" circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, SG £825

825
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3041, Great Britain - King Edward VII IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1911, £1 Deep Green, Somerset Printing (142b; SG 320), GREAT BRITAIN, 1911, £1 Deep Green, Somerset Printing (142b; SG 320)GREAT BRITAIN, 1911, £1 Deep Green, Somerset Printing (142b; SG 320). Bottom right corner selvage single, with Jubilee lines and "date cuts" at bottom (position 40 from plate 1a) trivial h.r., marvelously bright and fresh, Fine, SG £2,000, SG Specialised £2,250

2,000
750
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3042°
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3042, Great Britain - King Edward VII IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1910 2p Unissued "Tyrian Plum", Trial Color Proof in Yellow-Ocher (SG 266a Trial Color), GREAT BRITAIN, 1910 2p Unissued "Tyrian Plum", Trial Color Proof in Yellow-Ocher (SG 266a Trial Color)GREAT BRITAIN, 1910 2p Unissued "Tyrian Plum", Trial Color Proof in Yellow-Ocher (SG 266a Trial Color). Perforated 14 on gummed paper, wonderfully fresh, scissor separated causing blunt perfs at bottom and top right

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS EXTRAORDINARILY RARE TRIAL COLOR PROOF. NO MORE THAN TWO OR THREE ARE RECORDED IN PRIVATE HANDS.

In 1909 it was decided to create a new 2p stamp for the King Edward VII definitive series. Trial color proofs were prepared in several colors before the tyrian plum was selected. Only 1-3 examples of each trial color proof are believed to be in private hands. 100,000 sheets of the tyrian plum were printed, but it was decided to delay shipment to post offices until current supplies of the 2p were exhausted. With the death of King Edward VII on May 6, 1910, it was decided to destroy the entire stock. Very few unused examples escaped destruction, and they are now considered major rarities of Great Britain.

Ex "Aurelius" and "Minoru". SG Specialised value

£ 20,000
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