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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 - Victoria Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3001
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3001, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1579 Folded Letter from Paris to London, GREAT BRITAIN, 1579 Folded Letter from Paris to LondonGREAT BRITAIN, 1579 Folded Letter from Paris to London. Lengthy folded letter sent from forwarding agent Raymondo di Raymondo (agent for Corsini) to Filippo Corsini in London, enclosure details the costs of sending letters by express messenger from Paris to London via Calais, accompanied by full transcript of letter and cover description, Very Fine, the Corsini family is a famous Florentine family with Filippo known for his well organized private postal service in Europe, ex Markovits

E. 500-750
1,400
3002°
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3002, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black, Mulready Envelope (U1; SG ME2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black, Mulready Envelope (U1; SG ME2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black, Mulready Envelope (U1; SG ME2). Forme 4, Stereo A179, sent from London to Clapham, originating backstamp red London MY.2.1840, four days before the official date, treated as unpaid, with "2" handstamp, "TP Chief Office" backstamp, inspector's star mark to the right of Britannia, some creasing and minor soiling

FINE. A VERY RARE PRE-MAY 6 USAGE. ONLY A SMALL NUMBER ARE KNOWN.

These envelopes were put on sale May 1, 1840, with instructions that they were not to be used until May 6. However, a small number were posted the first five days of May.

Ex Lowe, Bohn and "Mayflower". With 1998 R.P.S. certificate. SG value

£ 40,000
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3003
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3003, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black, Mulready Envelope (U1; SG Spec. ME2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black, Mulready Envelope (U1; SG Spec. ME2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black, Mulready Envelope (U1; SG Spec. ME2). Stereo A157, cancelled by red Maltese Cross, matching "B MY-6 1840" circular datestamp on sideflap, addressed to Hastings, Maltese and first day postmark well struck, intact red seal on reverse, some strengthening along sideflap fold

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-PENNY MULREADY USED ON THE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. PARTICULARLY DESIRABLE WITH CLEAR DATESTAMP ON SIDE FLAP WHICH HAS BEEN FOLDED OUT FOR DISPLAY.

Great presentation as an exhibition piece. SG Specialised value

£ 18,000
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3004°
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3004, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Horizontal strip of three, Plate 2, lettered L-A to L-C, margins full to just in at top, tied by red Maltese Crosses and used to uprate 1p Mulready Letter Sheet (forme 2, Stereo A19), Sheffield originating backstamp of Aug. 6, 1840 sent to London, with receiving backstamp of Aug. 7, vertical file fold affects one stamp (LC) and minor soiling

FINE. A VERY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE FRANKING OF THREE PENNY BLACKS ON A MULREADY TO PAY THE 4-PENCE 2-OUNCE RATE.

Ex "Mayflower". With 2010 B.P.A. certificate

E. £ 7,500-10,000
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3005, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Plate 3, lettered K-L, large margins to barely in at bottom, tied by red Maltese Cross (in an unusually bold color) on exceptionally clean and fresh 1p Mulready Letter Sheet (Forme 1, Stereo A2), Bath originating backstamp of June 15, 1840, London receiver of the next day

VERY FINE. A MOST ATTRACTIVE AND EXCEPTIONAL 1840 ONE-PENNY BLACK USED TO UPRATE A ONE-PENNY MULREADY. RARELY ENCOUNTERED THIS CHOICE.

With 2010 B.P.A. certificate. SG £15,000

15,500
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3006
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3006, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Intense Black (1a; SG 1), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Intense Black (1a; SG 1)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Intense Black (1a; SG 1). Plate 1b, lettered J-K, four large margins, tied to small piece by red Maltese Cross cancel, proof-like impression, Peterborough Jan. 8 circular datestamp on reverse, Very Fine, SG £525

325
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3007°
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3007, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Grayish Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS72), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Grayish Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS72)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Grayish Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS72). Plate 11, lettered D-I to D-J, horizontal pair, full to large margins all around, crisp impression, black Maltese Cross cancels.

VERY FINE. A HANDSOME USED PAIR FROM THE SCARCEST OF THE PENNY BLACK PLATES.

Ex "Verus". SG Specialised value

£ 18,000
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3008
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3008, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Plate 1b, lettered P-F, large balanced margins, bold color and early impression, tied by pretty red Maltese Cross on folded letter datelined Jul. 6, 1840 to Suffolk, faint "T.P. Moorgate St." two-line handstamp, Jul. 6 backstamp, Extremely Fine, an especially lovely Penny Black cover

E. 500-750
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3009
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3009, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG Spec. AS6th), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG Spec. AS6th)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG Spec. AS6th). Plate 2, lettered T-B, large to ample margins all around, tied by red Maltese Cross cancel on 1840 folded letter from London and addressed locally, bold May 21, 1840 backstamp, horizontal file fold away from stamp, cover opened for display, Very Fine, an attractive first month use of the Penny Black on cover, SG Specialised value

£ 2,800
375
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3010
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3010, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Plate 3, lettered H-G, large to ample margins, tied by black Maltese Cross cancel on 1840 folded letter from Greenwich to Croydon, Nov. 11 datestamp on reverse, horizontal file fold away from stamp, Very Fine, SG £750

640
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3011
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3011, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Plate 6, lettered L-D, large to full margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at top, tied by red Maltese Cross on 1840 folded letter from Staindrop to Darlington, blue Darlington Dec. 31 arrival backstamp, cover with central tear on front, Very Fine, SG £750

640
150
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3012
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3012, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 5), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 5)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 5). Plate 1, horizontal pair, lettered D-E to D-F, full and balanced margins, deep rich color, neat black Maltese Cross cancels, Very Fine and handsome, SG Specialised £2,000

2,100
550
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3013
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3013, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 4), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 4)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 4). Plate 2, horizontal pair, lettered B-E to B-F, full to large margins, deep color, slightly oily Maltese Cross cancel, minor natural paper wrinkle at top left of right stamp, otherwise Very Fine, SG Specialised £2,500

2,100
375
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3014°
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3014, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Pale Blue (2a; SG 6), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Pale Blue (2a; SG 6)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Pale Blue (2a; SG 6). Plate 1, lettered B-A to B-L, complete row of twelve stamps divided into two horizontal strips of six (paying the 2sh double rate up to one ounce), strips with varying margins, tied by bold Maltese Crosses on 1841 (18 June) folded cover from Liverpool to New York, red "Boston/SHIP/July 3/Ms." circular datestamp adjacent, manuscript U.S. internal rate of “77” cents for distance of 151 to 400 miles plus 2 cents landing fee, origin double-ring datestamp on reverse, endorsed "Britannia Steamer 12 June 1841", lower strip lifted and re-affixed to its original position

VERY FINE AND STUNNING. A SPECTACULAR 2-SHILLING DOUBLE RATE TRANS-ATLANTIC COVER BEARING TWELVE EXAMPLES OF THE 1840 2-PENCE PALE BLUE. THOUGHT TO BE THE HIGHEST RECORDED 1840 TWO PENCE FRANKING FOR A COVER SENT ABROAD. A COVER PERFECT FOR EXHIBITION.

Ex Hunt, Shaida, Pichai and Gross. Signed Enzo Diena. With 1998 RPS certificate.

E. 40,000-50,000
30,000
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3015
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3015, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 6), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 6)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 6). Plate 1, lettered B-H, large balanced margins, fresh color and strong impression, tied by two vivid strikes of vermilion Maltese Cross cancels on 1840 folded cover to Dublin, London transit and Dublin Aug. 20 arrival backstamps, file folds well clear of stamp, Extremely Fine and striking

E. 1,500-2,000
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3016
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3016, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 2p Blue (4; SG 14), GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 2p Blue (4; SG 14)GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 2p Blue (4; SG 14). Horizontal strip of six, lettered I-A to I-F, ample to mostly large margins all around, bright color, "131" in grid cancel of Edinburgh, owner's signature on reverse, faint vertical crease on fourth stamp, otherwise Very Fine, an unusually large multiple, Scott Retail as two strips of three

550
150
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3017
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3017, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1844 Denbigh to London Postage Due, GREAT BRITAIN, 1844 Denbigh to London Postage DueGREAT BRITAIN, 1844 Denbigh to London Postage Due. Folded cover with large bold and well-struck "2" postage due handstamp on 1844 (Feb. 19 docketing) from Denbigh to London, Denbigh Feb. 19 departure and London Feb. 20 arrival backstamps, file fold clear of marking, Extremely Fine, believed to be unique and unrecorded by Robson Lowe, Willcocks, Gibbons and Walker

E. 300-400
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3018
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3018, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT 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). Large margins all around incl. wide sheet margin at right, cancelled by "309" in oval grid and tied by red "Boston Paid 24 Jun. 13" credit circular datestamp on 1855 folded letter to Salem Mass., manuscript "U.S. Mail Steamer via Liverpool", red "21 Cents" credit handstamp, Gateshead origination and Liverpool transit backstamps, vertical file fold thru the adhesive, otherwise quite fresh and Extremely Fine, a cover with tremendous visual appeal, SG £1,900

1,275
300
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3019
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3019, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1854, 6p Red Violet (7; SG 60), GREAT BRITAIN, 1854, 6p Red Violet (7; SG 60)GREAT BRITAIN, 1854, 6p Red Violet (7; SG 60). Large margins all around including part of the adjoining stamp at bottom where the designs overlap, bold strike of "186" postmark of Irvine, Scotland, deep rich color and detailed embossing, Extremely Fine, signed Ressel and with 2008 Sismondo certificate, SG £1,000

1,000
600
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3020°
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3020, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT 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). Plate 225, lettered R-K, full original gum, rich color, Fine, the rarest regularly issued plate of the 1864 1p stamp, the key to completing an unused collection of all the plates, SG £3,200

3,300
1,400
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3021
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3021, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, Anti-Slavery Cover, GREAT BRITAIN, Anti-Slavery CoverGREAT BRITAIN, Anti-Slavery Cover. Overall design showing "Britannia" and Lion protecting a slave with ill-treated slaves in the background, inscription reads "God Hath made of one blood all nations of men", engraved and printed by J. Valentine in Dundee, used with "Helensburgh JY 19, 1850" boxed datestamp at top right to New York, "Paid 5" and curved "5 cents" handstamps, Liverpool transit backstamp, cover with light peripheral toning, otherwise Very Fine

E. 400-500
1,900
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3022
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3022, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT 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). Tied on 1864 humorous Valentine's cover to Kent, stamp creased prior to use (cancel originally partly beneath and on the back of the stamp), with Valentine's enclosure, a "Copy of Writ" demanding £1,000,000 for stealing the sender's heart, envelope with small flaws, enclosure with two strengthened splits, Fine appearance and a most unusual Valentine's item

E. 200-300
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3023
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3023, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT 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). Tied on 1866 fancy lady's envelope with silk decorated borders and ties, from Nairn to Alston, matching multicolored birthday card with embossed imitation lace, cover with small part of backflap missing, otherwise Very Fine and a striking cover

E. 200-300
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3024°
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3024, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1880, 2sh Pale Brown (56; SG 121), GREAT BRITAIN, 1880, 2sh Pale Brown (56; SG 121)GREAT BRITAIN, 1880, 2sh Pale Brown (56; SG 121). Plate 1, lettered F-G, neat part of London circular datestamp, wonderfully rich color

FINE. A PARTICULARLY FRESH USED EXAMPLE OF THIS CHALLENGING HIGH VALUE.

With 2009 R.P.S. certificate. SG £4,200

3,750
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3025
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3025, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1873, 6p Gray (60; SG 125), GREAT BRITAIN, 1873, 6p Gray (60; SG 125)GREAT BRITAIN, 1873, 6p Gray (60; SG 125). Plate 12, lettered P-G, original gum, particularly choice centering for this tightly spaced stamp, warm color, fresh and Very Fine, ex Royal Collection, with 2001 R.P.S. certicate, SG £1,900

1,900
400
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3026
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3026, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1877, 4p Olive Green (70; SG 153), GREAT BRITAIN, 1877, 4p Olive Green (70; SG 153)GREAT BRITAIN, 1877, 4p Olive Green (70; SG 153). Plate 15, lettered N-J, original gum, h.r., lovely fresh color, Fine, ex Royal Collection, with 2001 R.P.S. certificate, SG £1,600

1,350
350
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3027
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3027, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1878, £1 Brown Lilac (75; SG 129), GREAT BRITAIN, 1878, £1 Brown Lilac (75; SG 129)GREAT BRITAIN, 1878, £1 Brown Lilac (75; SG 129). Excellent centering, well-struck "Greenock AP 24 82" circular datestamp, strong color, single short perf at top of little consequence, Very Fine, SG £4,500

4,500
1,900
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3028°
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3028, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £1 Brown Lilac (92a; SG 136), GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £1 Brown Lilac (92a; SG 136)GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £1 Brown Lilac (92a; SG 136). Plate 1, lettered F-F, well-centered, rich color, neatly cancelled by Glasgow March 19, 1883 circular datestamp

VERY FINE. A SELECT QUALITY USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1882 ONE-POUND BROWN LILAC ON WHITE PAPER. RARELY ENCOUNTERED IN SUCH PREMIUM CONDITION.

SG £9,000

9,250
4,750
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3029
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3029, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Orange (93; SG 137), GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Orange (93; SG 137)GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Orange (93; SG 137). Neat and complete Belfast 1893 circular datestamp, few light blue crayon strokes, strong color, faint bend and minute corner crease, Very Fine appearance, signed Richter, SG £4,750

5,000
1,400
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3030
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3030, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 3p on 3p Violet (94; SG 159), GREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 3p on 3p Violet (94; SG 159)GREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 3p on 3p Violet (94; SG 159). Block of four, original gum, top left stamp h.r., top right lightly hinged, bottom pair Mint N.H., plate 21, lettered E-G to F-H, lovely fresh color, Fine-Very Fine, a scarce block, catalogued as singles, SG £2,600

2,500
1,300
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3031°
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3031, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1884, 5sh Carmine Rose on Bluish Paper (108a; SG 176), GREAT BRITAIN, 1884, 5sh Carmine Rose on Bluish Paper (108a; SG 176)GREAT BRITAIN, 1884, 5sh Carmine Rose on Bluish Paper (108a; SG 176). Lettered G-F, extraordinarily well-centered, rich color, crisp Greenock circular datestamp dated Dec. 30, 1884 (the proper period of use for the Bluish Paper), Very Fine and choice, with 2001 Karl-Albert Louis certificate, SG £4,000

4,000
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3032
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3032, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1884, 10sh Pale Ultramarine (109; SG 183a), GREAT BRITAIN, 1884, 10sh Pale Ultramarine (109; SG 183a)GREAT BRITAIN, 1884, 10sh Pale Ultramarine (109; SG 183a). Lettered M-C, original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, small thin and slightly faded color, Fine, ex "Lionheart", signed A. Diena, SG £2,500

2,250
275
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3033°
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3033, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1887, -1/2p Vermilion, Printed on Gum Side, Inverted Watermark (SG 197awi, SG Spec. K27d), GREAT BRITAIN, 1887, -1/2p Vermilion, Printed on Gum Side, Inverted Watermark (SG 197awi, SG Spec. K27d)GREAT BRITAIN, 1887, -1/2p Vermilion, Printed on Gum Side, Inverted Watermark (SG 197awi, SG Spec. K27d). Mint N.H., brilliant color on fresh paper, faint rubbing at bottom

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE AND UNUSUAL ERROR.

SG value

4,200
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3034°
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3034, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1891, £1 Brown Violet (123; SG 186), GREAT BRITAIN, 1891, £1 Brown Violet (123; SG 186)GREAT BRITAIN, 1891, £1 Brown Violet (123; SG 186). Lettered Q-A, rich color, well-centered, neatly cancelled by May 22, 1889 Sheffield circular datestamp and part boxed cancel, a Very Fine and choice example of this high value, SG £4,250

4,400
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3035
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3035, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1891, £1 Green (124; SG 212), GREAT BRITAIN, 1891, £1 Green (124; SG 212)GREAT BRITAIN, 1891, £1 Green (124; SG 212). Lettered D-C, neat "Registered, Lombard St. 8 AU 00" oval datestamps, Very Fine, signed A. Diena, SG £800

800
275
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3036
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3036, Great Britain - Victoria IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1891, £1 Green (124; SG 212), GREAT BRITAIN, 1891, £1 Green (124; SG 212)GREAT BRITAIN, 1891, £1 Green (124; SG 212). Lettered H-D, centrally struck "Lombard Street JY 20 99" circular datestamp, rich color, Very Fine, signed E. Diena, SG £800

800
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