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Sale 1194 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 4-5 December, 2018

Category — Long Island

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2330
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2330, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p on 20pa Green & Buff (SG 1), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p on 20pa Green & Buff (SG 1)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p on 20pa Green & Buff (SG 1). H.r., rich colors on fresh paper, nicely centered

VERY FINE. A CHOICE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1916 HALF-PENNY GREEN & BUFF. ONLY 12 UNUSED EXAMPLES HAVE BEEN RECORDED.

Only 25 were printed. Gibbs records just twelve unused and four used (including two on cover). Several of the unused have faults, making the example offered here one of the finest examples in existence.

Ex "Samos". With 1980 B.P.A. certificate

£ 8,000
4,500
2331
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2331, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p on 10pa Carmine & Buff (SG 2), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p on 10pa Carmine & Buff (SG 2)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p on 10pa Carmine & Buff (SG 2). H.r., bold colors, centered to bottom

FINE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-PENNY CARMINE & BUFF. ONLY 11 UNUSED EXAMPLES RECORDED.

A total of 20 examples were printed. Gibbs records only 11 unused examples. All examples of this value have poor centering.

With 1972 B.P.A. certificate

£ 9,000
4,000
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2332
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2332, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 4), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 4)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 4). Without gum as issued, large margins all around, trivial horizontal crease in far bottom margin (easily trimmed), Very Fine, only 40 examples were printed on this lined paper, although it is believed a large quantity of this issue was lost due to the German bombing on London during World War II where a large holding was stored, Gibbs records a mere five unused examples

£ 3,000
1,400
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2333
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2333, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 6), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 6)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 6). Without gum as issued, top right sheet margin example with huge margins, fresh color, minute corner crease at far bottom left, still Extremely Fine, only 60 examples were printed on this lined paper, although it is believed a large quantity of this issue was lost due to the German bombing on London during World War II where a large holding was stored, Gibbs records only 24 unused examples

£ 1,000
650
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2334
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2334, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 7), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 7)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 7). Position 1, top left corner plate no. 4 sheet margin single, without gum as issued, inconsequential corner crease at top left, still Extremely Fine, only 60 examples were printed (three sheets of 20) and the plate no. occurred once on a sheet, Gibbs records only nineteen unused examples with this as the only plate no. 4 example possible

£ 1,200
900
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2335
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2335, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 7), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 7)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 7). Without gum as issued, large margins including sheet margin at left, showing papermaker's watermark, vertical crease in left sheet margin, Very Fine, only 60 examples were printed, Gibbs records only nineteen unused examples

£ 1,200
550
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2336
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2336, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 7), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 7)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 7). Without gum as issued, large balanced margins, Very Fine, only 60 examples were printed, Gibbs records only nineteen unused examples

£ 1,200
500
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2337
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2337, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 8), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 8)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 8). Without gum as issued, large margins including huge sheet margin at right, light paper wrinkle at top left, still Very Fine, while it is presumed 60 were printed, a mere ten examples have been recorded by Gibbs

£ 1,700
750
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2338
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2338, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 8), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 8)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 8). Without gum as issued, large margins, Very Fine, while it is presumed 60 were printed, a mere ten examples have been recorded by Gibbs

£ 1,700
700
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2339
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2339, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 9), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 9)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 9). Without gum as issued, large margins, fresh and Very Fine, only 160 examples printed with 43 remainders destroyed, Gibbs records 65 unused examples

£ 600
325
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2340
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2340, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 9), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 9)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 9). Top left corner plate no. 3 block of four, pos. 1-2/5-6, without gum as issued, few creases incl. two in margin between stamps and one affecting the bottom right stamp, top left stamp with minute tone spot, Very Fine appearance, quite rare as only 160 examples were printed (eight sheets of 20) and the plate no. occurred once on a sheet with 43 remainders having been destroyed, only two or three sheets were printed from Plate 3, one of six blocks of four known (four of which are in this collection), SG value as singles

£ 2,400
700
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2341
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2341, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 9), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 9)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 9). Bottom left corner block of four, Plate 4, positions 13-14/17-18, without gum as issued, position 13 showing "LL" in frame at bottom left and position 17 with "Long Island" shifted left, few creases affecting stamps, Very Fine appearance, only 160 examples were printed with 43 remainders destroyed, Gibbs records 65 unused examples with six blocks of four known (four of which are in this collection), signed Gibbs, SG value as singles

£ 2,400
800
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2342
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2342, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 9), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 9)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 9). Block of four with sheet margin at right, Plate 3, positions 11-12/15-16, without gum as issued, partial papermaker's watermark, few creases affecting three stamps, Very Fine appearance, only 160 examples were printed with 43 remainders destroyed, Gibbs records 65 unused examples with six blocks of four known (four of which are in this collection), signed Gibbs, SG value as singles

£ 2,400
650
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2343
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2343, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 10), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 10)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 10). Position 1, without gum as issued, top left corner plate no. 9 sheet margin single, Extremely Fine, only 300 examples were printed (fifteen sheets of 20) with 55 remainders and 12 soiled stamps ultimately destroyed, the plate no. occurred once on a sheet, Gibbs records 70 unused examples, Stanley Gibbons backstamp

£ 450
325
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2344
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2344, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 10), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 10)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 10). Position 1, without gum as issued, top left corner plate no. 9 sheet margin single, minor horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance, only 300 examples were printed (fifteen sheets of 20) with 55 remainders and 12 soiled stamps ultimately destroyed, the plate no. occurred once on a sheet, Gibbs records 70 unused examples

£ 450
275
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2345
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2345, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 10), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 10)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 10). Position 1, without gum as issued, top left corner plate no. 11 sheet margin single, Very Fine, only 300 examples were printed (fifteen sheets of 20) with 55 remainders and 12 soiled stamps ultimately destroyed, the plate no. occurred once on a sheet, Gibbs records 70 unused examples

£ 450
275
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2346
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2346, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 10), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 10)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 10). Plate 8, position 20, without gum as issued, huge bottom right corner margin single, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, only 300 examples were printed with 55 remainders and 12 soiled stamps ultimately destroyed, Gibbs records 70 unused examples

£ 450
200
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2347
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2347, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 10), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 10)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 10). Plate 9, position 13, margins all around, cancelled by blue crayon manuscript "N 22 MY 16" circular datestamp of Northend on cover to Dublin, Ireland, hand-drawn censor marking in blue, stamp with light soiling, cover with small piece missing at top, otherwise Fine and scarce, only 300 examples were printed with 55 remainders and 12 soiled stamps ultimately destroyed, according to Gibbs, only 5 used examples are known with this is the only example known on cover, signed Gibbs

E. 500-750
1,400
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2348
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2348, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, "7" for "&" Error (SG 10a), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, "7" for "&" Error (SG 10a)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, "7" for "&" Error (SG 10a). Plate 9, position 6, without gum as issued, balanced margins, clearly showing the error and additional slight shift of "One Penny" to left

VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-PENNY ON LAID PAPER "7" FOR "&" ERROR. ONLY TWO EXAMPLES HAVE BEEN RECORDED.

The other example, ex "Mountrobeck" and Vestey, is contained in a block of twelve. Ex Marquess of Bute. With 1990 Holcombe certificate.

£ 3,750
1,900
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2349
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2349, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 11), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 11)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 11). Without gum as issued, huge margins including sheet margin at left, Extremely Fine, only 120 examples were printed with 35 unused examples recorded by Gibbs

£ 600
250
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2350
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2350, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 11), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 11)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 11). Without gum as issued, large margins, couple small varieties incl. "o" for last "e" in "Revenue", manuscript blue "12" in pen on reverse, fresh and Very Fine, only 120 examples were printed with 35 unused examples recorded by Gibbs

£ 600
200
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2351
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2351, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 11), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 11)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 11). Without gum as issued, large margins including sheet margin at right, trace of papermaker's watermark, Very Fine, only 120 examples were printed with 35 unused examples recorded by Gibbs

£ 600
225
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2352
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2352, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 12), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 12)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 12). Without gum as issued, large balanced margins, Extremely Fine, only 440 examples were printed with 129 remainders ultimately destroyed, Gibbs records 148 unused examples

£ 325
225
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2353
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2353, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 12), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 12)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 12). Without gum as issued, large balanced margins, part of papermaker's watermark, Extremely Fine, only 440 examples were printed with 129 remainders ultimately destroyed, Gibbs records 148 unused examples

£ 325
190
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2354
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2354, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, "G.R.I." Shifted Upwards (SG 12 var), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, "G.R.I." Shifted Upwards (SG 12 var)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, "G.R.I." Shifted Upwards (SG 12 var). Plate 3, position 5, without gum as issued, huge margins incl. sheet margin at left, couple mild horizontal creases, Very Fine appearance, a rare variety of which only four are recorded of the six possible, SG value as normal

£ 325
170
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2355
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2355, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, "G.R.I." Shifted Upwards (SG 12 var), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, "G.R.I." Shifted Upwards (SG 12 var)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, "G.R.I." Shifted Upwards (SG 12 var). Top left corner block of four, Plate 3, positions 1-2/5-6, without gum as issued, position 5 showing the variety, couple mild horizontal bends thru bottom pair, Extremely Fine appearance, only 440 examples total were printed with 129 remainders ultimately destroyed, a mere four examples of this variety are recorded of the six possible, additionally only six blocks of four are known, SG value as singles

£ 1,300
600
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2356
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2356, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 12), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 12)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 12). Block of eight including sheet margins at sides, Plate 4, positions 5-8/9-12, without gum as issued, vertical crease thru middle in margin, light corner crease affecting position 12 and slight wrinkle at top, otherwise Very Fine and scarce multiple, only 440 examples were printed with 129 remainders ultimately destroyed, only two blocks of eight are known per Gibbs (both in this collection), SG value as singles

£ 2,600
900
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2357
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2357, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 12), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 12)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 12). Block of eight including sheet margins at sides, Plate 10, positions 9-12/13-16, without gum as issued, fresh color, top row showing large portion of papermaker's watermark, horizontal crease thru bottom row, otherwise Very Fine and scarce multiple, only 440 examples were printed with 129 remainders ultimately destroyed, only two blocks of eight are known per Gibbs (both in this collection), SG value as singles

£ 2,600
700
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2358
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2358, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 12), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 12)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 12). Complete sheet of 20 with plate no. 8 at top left, without gum as issued, strong color, papermaker's watermark along middle row, natural horizontal paper bend thru middle row

EXTREMELY FINE COMPLETE SHEET OF 20 OF THE ONE-PENNY MAUVE ON LAID PAPER. ONLY THREE COMPLETE SHEETS OF SG 12 ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST PER GIBBS, THE ONLY PLATE 8 KNOWN.

Only 22 sheets were printed with 129 remainders ultimately destroyed. Of those, naturally, most sheets were either cut up to be used or feed collector demand for singles and positional blocks. Signed Gibbs. SG value as singles

£ 6,500
2,300
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2359
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2359, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, "ONR" for "ONE" Error (SG 12f), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, "ONR" for "ONE" Error (SG 12f)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, "ONR" for "ONE" Error (SG 12f). Reconstructed block of eight consisting of two blocks of four once forming the bottom two rows of Plate 4, positions 13-16/17-20, without gum as issued, positions 18 and 20 both showing the error, others normal, few light creases and bends of little importance and large tear affecting position 13 (normal stamp)

VERY FINE APPEARING BLOCKS OF FOUR SHOWING TWO EXAMPLES OF THE RARE "ONR" FOR "ONE" ERROR. ONLY SEVEN EXAMPLES HAVE BEEN RECORDED.

It is believed that a total of 12 were printed. There are five positions on four plates were this error occurred - Plate 2, position 17, Plate 4, position 18 and 20, Plate 5, position 13 and Plate 6, position 18. Bottom left block signed Gibbs. SG value as singles

£ 6,450
2,100
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2360
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2360, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Red on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 13), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Red on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 13)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Red on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 13). Without gum as issued, huge margins, Extremely Fine, only 220 examples were printed with 3 remainders ultimately destroyed, only 60 unused recorded by Gibbs

£ 375
250
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2361
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2361, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 15), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 15)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 15). Plate 1, without gum as issued, balanced margins, bold color, couple stray marks on reverse mentioned on certificate, Very Fine, only one sheet of 20 was printed with a mere nine unused examples known per Gibbs, with 1991 Brandon certificate

£ 3,250
1,600
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2362
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2362, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 17), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 17)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 17). Plate 1, without gum as issued, large to huge margins incl. sheet margin at left, couple light creases confined to right margin, still Very Fine and rare, only one sheet of 20 was printed with eight unused examples recorded (four of which comprise a block), ex Marquess of Bute with his initial handstamp on reverse

£ 3,750
2,400
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2363
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2363, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 19), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 19)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 19). Plate 1, without gum as issued, large margins including sheet margin at left, part of papermaker's watermark, Extremely Fine, while a total of 60 were printed, only sixteen unused examples are recorded by Gibbs

£ 1,600
600
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2364
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2364, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 19), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 19)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 19). Plate 1, without gum as issued, huge balanced margins, light thin in top margin, still Very Fine, while a total of 60 were printed, only sixteen unused examples are recorded by Gibbs

£ 1,600
650
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2365
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2365, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 19), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 19)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 19). Plate 1, without gum as issued, large balanced margins, rich color, couple light creases, Very Fine appearance, while a total of 60 were printed, only sixteen unused examples are recorded by Gibbs

£ 1,600
450
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2366
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2366, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 20), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 20)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 20). Top impression, bottom right corner sheet margin, without gum as issued, minor corner crease at top left confined to margin, still Very Fine, the top impressions are quite scarce with only 96 printed versus 168 carbon copies, Gibbs records 32 unused examples, SG doesn't distinguish between the two types

£ 325
170
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2367
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2367, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 20), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 20)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 20). Top impression, without gum as issued, balanced margins, bold color, Very Fine, the top impressions are quite scarce with only 96 printed versus 168 carbon copies, Gibbs records 32 unused examples, SG doesn't distinguish between the two types

£ 325
160
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2368
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2368, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 20), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 20)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 20). Carbon copy, position 1, without gum as issued, top left corner plate no. 5 sheet margin single, Very Fine, only 168 carbon copies printed (nine sheets), the plate no. occurred once on a sheet, it is believed that only three sheets of Plate 5 were printed, Stanley Gibbons backstamp

£ 325
180
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2369
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2369, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, Double "L" of "Long" Error (SG 20 var), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, Double "L" of "Long" Error (SG 20 var)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, Double "L" of "Long" Error (SG 20 var). Carbon copy, Plate 5, position 15, without gum as issued, balanced margins, error was "corrected" and covered by a heavily struck "O" (as all known examples), Very Fine and exceptionally rare, this error occurred once on Plate 5 only, therefore only three carbon copy examples are possible

E. 400-500
225
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2370
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2370, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 20), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 20)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 20). Carbon copy, without gum as issued, large balanced margins, light bend in far top margin, still Very Fine, only 168 carbon copies printed with 80 unused examples recorded by Gibbs

£ 325
190
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2371
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2371, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 20), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 20)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 20). Carbon copy, block of four, Plate 3, positions 6-7/10-11, without gum as issued, fresh color, with papermaker's watermark (inverted and reversed), creases in margin between stamps, otherwise Very Fine, only 168 carbon copies printed with 80 unused recorded by Gibbs, only six blocks of four are known (three in this collection), SG value as singles

£ 1,300
650
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2372
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2372, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 20), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 20)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 20). Carbon copy, reconstructed block of twelve consisting of a horizontal strip of four (positions 13-16) and two blocks of four (positions 13-14/17-18 and 15-16/19-20) once forming the bottom three rows of Plate 4, strip showing the complete papermaker's watermark, without gum as issued, bold color, light bend along fourth row (positions 13-16), still Very Fine blocks, scarce multiples and reconstruction, only 168 carbon copies printed with 80 examples recorded by Gibbs, additionally, this lot consists of two of the six blocks of four known (three total in this collection) and the only strip of four, SG value as singles

£ 3,900
1,800
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2373
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2373, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 22), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 22)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 22). Position 1, without gum as issued, top left corner plate no. 4 sheet margin single, light corner crease, Very Fine appearance, only 228 printed (twelve sheets) with 100 unused examples recorded by Gibbs, the plate no. occurred once on a sheet

£ 325
150
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2374
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2374, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, Double "L" of "Long" Error (SG 22 var), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, Double "L" of "Long" Error (SG 22 var)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, Double "L" of "Long" Error (SG 22 var). Plate 5, position 15, without gum as issued, large to full margins, error was "corrected" and covered by a heavily struck "O" (as all known examples), part of papermaker's watermark, Very Fine, this error occurred once only on Plate 5, a mere two examples are recorded (the other in a block of sixteen, ex "Mountrobeck" and Vestey)

E. 400-500
200
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2375
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2375, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 22), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 22)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 22). Block of four with sheet margin at left, Plate 5, positions 9-10/13-14, without gum as issued, bold color, partial papermaker's watermark, also with additional albino strike of frame, light bend along top stamps, otherwise Very Fine, only 228 printed with 100 unused examples recorded by Gibbs and seven blocks of four known, signed Gibbs, SG value as singles

£ 1,300
475
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2376, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 22), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 22)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 22). Horizontal strip of four with sheet margins at sides, Plate 1, positions 9-12, without gum as issued, bold color, complete papermaker's watermark, also with additional albino strike of frame, small scissor cut in margin between third and fourth stamp, Very Fine, only 228 printed with 100 unused examples recorded by Gibbs and one of two strips of four known, SG value as singles

£ 1,300
550
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2377, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 22), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 22)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 22). Block of eight consisting of the bottom two rows of Plate 4, positions 13-16/17-20, without gum as issued, fresh color, Very Fine, rare in a multiple this large, only 228 printed with 100 unused examples recorded by Gibbs and three blocks of eight known, SG value as singles

£ 2,600
1,200
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Long Island Remarkable Balance of the Thin Horizontally Laid Paper Issue (SG 7/22). 44 stamps total, incl. 1/2p Black (2) and Mauve (5 plus scarce block of four), 1p Black (4), Blue (5), Mauve (9) and Red (4), 6p Mauve (3), 1sh Black (2 top impressions, 3 carbon copies) and Mauve (3), most are four-margin examples, couple plated by Gibbs, incl. some minor plate varieties, typical minor faults to be expected which are endemic to this paper such as bends/creases and slight thins though most are Very Fine appearing, the total catalogue value alone exceeds £24,000, a rare opportunity to acquire such a large holding of these scarce Long Island stamps

E. 4,000-5,000
6,500
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2379, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 23), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 23)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 23). Top impression, Plate 6, without gum as issued, balanced margins, lightly stained from improper stockbook housing, Fine appearance, top impressions are rare with only 24 printed versus 72 carbon copies, SG doesn't distinguish between the two types, only seven unused examples are recorded (one in the Royal Collection)

£ 700
275
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2380, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 23), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 23)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 23). Top impression, Plate 6, without gum as issued, large margins, slight thin and lightly stained from improper stockbook housing, small collector handstamp on reverse, Fine appearance, top impressions are rare with only 24 printed versus 72 carbon copies, SG doesn't distinguish between the two types, only seven unused examples are recorded (one in the Royal Collection)

£ 700
200
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2381
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2381, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 23), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 23)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 23). Top impression, Plate 6, without gum as issued, large margins, tied on small piece by red crayon manuscript "S 18 MY 16" circular datestamp, stamp with heavy wrinkling which is endemic to this issue, otherwise Fine, top impressions are rare with only 24 printed versus 72 carbon copies, SG doesn't distinguish between the two types, moreover, only four used examples are recorded (two covers, one with an example on front and back)

£ 1,100
450
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2382, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Thin Wove Paper (SG 25), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Thin Wove Paper (SG 25)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Thin Wove Paper (SG 25). Plate 6, without gum as issued, large to full margins, light creasing as usual and small thin at top from hinge, Very Fine appearance, quite rare with only one sheet of 24 printed and sixteen unused recorded by Gibbs

£ 1,900
700
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2383, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 26), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 26)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 26). Huge bottom margin plate no. 12 horizontal pair, positions 22-23, without gum as issued, lightly stained from improper stockbook housing and horizontal crease in margin at bottom, Fine appearance, of the 72 examples printed, 24 remainders were destroyed and only sixteen unused examples are recorded, only two plate no. 12 examples are believed to exist (other ex "Mountrobeck"), SG value as normal singles

£ 2,400
650
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2384, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 26), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 26)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 26). Bottom right corner margin block of four, Plate 12, positions 15-16/19-20, without gum as issued, lightly stained from improper stockbook housing, top stamps with shallow thins from hinging, Fine appearance, of the 72 examples printed, 24 remainders were destroyed and only sixteen unused examples are recorded with this as the largest known multiple, there is one other block known (positions 13-14/17-18, ex "Mountrobeck" and Vestey) which once formed the bottom two rows of Plate 12 with the block offered here, SG value as singles

£ 4,800
600
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2385, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 30), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 30)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 30). Top impression, without gum as issued, affixed to small piece, balanced margins, Very Fine, top impressions are rare with only 48 printed versus 120 carbon copies (plus sheet initialed in red), SG doesn't distinguish between the two types, only sixteen examples are recorded (half of which is a block of eight, ex "Mountrobeck" and Vestey)

£ 550
190
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2386, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper, Shifted "Two Pence" (SG 30 var), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper, Shifted "Two Pence" (SG 30 var)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper, Shifted "Two Pence" (SG 30 var). Carbon copy, Block of four with sheet margin at left, Plate 2, positions 9-10/13-14, without gum as issued, positions 9 showing "Two Pence" shifted to the left, light stains from improper stockbook housing, Fine appearance, of the 120 carbon examples initialed in black, 31 remainders were destroyed, only three examples of this variety are possible, one of which is contained in the sheet housed at the National Postal Museum, Gibbs records this as the only known block of four, signed Gibbs, SG value as normal singles

£ 2,200
475
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2387, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper, Shifted "G.R.I" and Double "L" of "Long" Error (SG 30 var), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper, Shifted "G.R.I" and Double "L" of "Long" Error (SG 30 var)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper, Shifted "G.R.I" and Double "L" of "Long" Error (SG 30 var). Carbon copy, bottom left corner margin block of six, Plate 1, positions 17-19/21-23, without gum as issued, position 17 showing the shifted "G.R.I." and position 18 with double "L" error that was "corrected" and covered by a heavily struck "O" (as all known examples), various creases which are endemic to this paper, light stains from improper stockbook housing, Fine appearance, of the 120 carbon examples initialed in black, 31 remainders were destroyed, one of the largest multiples recorded and each variety can only have occurred twice (the others in the preceding lot), signed Gibbs, SG value as normal singles

£ 3,300
700
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2388
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2388, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper, Shifted "G.R.I" and Double "L" of "Long" Error (SG 30 var), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper, Shifted "G.R.I" and Double "L" of "Long" Error (SG 30 var)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper, Shifted "G.R.I" and Double "L" of "Long" Error (SG 30 var). Carbon copy, bottom left corner margin block of eight, Plate 1, positions 17-20/21-24, without gum as issued, position 17 showing the shifted "G.R.I." and position 18 with double "L" error that was "corrected" and covered by a heavily struck "O" (as all known examples), light stains from improper stockbook housing, Fine appearance, of the 120 carbon examples initialed in black, 31 remainders were destroyed, this is the only block of eight known (second largest multiple outside the National Postal Museum sheet) which comprises the bottom two rows of the ex "Mountrobeck" block of sixteen forming one of the two Plate 1 sheets printed, each variety can only have occurred twice (the other examples in the following lot), signed Gibbs, ex "Mountrobeck", SG value as normal singles

£ 4,400
850
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2389, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper, Initialed in Red Ink (SG 30c), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper, Initialed in Red Ink (SG 30c)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper, Initialed in Red Ink (SG 30c). Carbon copy, Plate 1, without gum as issued, light stain from improper stockbook housing, Fine appearance, only one sheet of 24 were initialed in red with a mere nine examples recorded by Gibbs (one in Royal Collection), due to the red ink bleed caused by the paper, the rest of the printing was done in black crayon

£ 2,500
500
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2390, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 32), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 32)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 32). Top impression, Plate 2, without gum as issued, few faults incl. slight staining, thin and creases, Fine appearance, top impressions are rare with only 24 printed versus 72 carbon copies, Gibbs records only seven examples (one of which is in the Royal Collection) with four contained in a strip making two singles available to collectors, SG doesn't distinguish between the two types, Stanley Gibbons backstamp

£ 1,100
275
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2391, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Blue on Thin Wove Paper (SG 33), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Blue on Thin Wove Paper (SG 33)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Blue on Thin Wove Paper (SG 33). Plate 2, pos. 19, without gum as issued, balanced margins, lightly stained from improper stockbook housing, Fine appearance, an exceptionally rare single as only one sheet of 24 was printed, fourteen of which are institutionalized (block of twelve and pair), leaving only ten examples in private hands (which incl. a block of four)

£ 3,250
1,700
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2392, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Mauve on Thin Wove Paper (SG 34), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Mauve on Thin Wove Paper (SG 34)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Mauve on Thin Wove Paper (SG 34). Plate 2, without gum as issued, lightly stained and shallow thin (neither mentioned on accompanying certificate), Fine appearance, only one sheet of 24 was printed with six unused examples recorded by Gibbs (one in Royal Collection), with 1975 R.P.S. certificate

£ 3,000
1,400
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2393, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35). Top impression, wide margins, light overall toning, otherwise Fine, top impressions are rare with only 48 printed versus 144 carbon copies, Gibbs records only ten examples, SG doesn't distinguish between the two types

£ 550
150
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2394, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35). Carbon copy, huge bottom margin plate no. "/3" block of eight, positions 17-20/21-24, without gum as issued, lightly stained from improper stockbook housing and diagonal crease affecting four stamps, Fine appearance, a total of 144 carbon examples were printed (6 sheets) with 66 recorded by Gibbs, this is the largest known multiple and one of only three plate no. 3 examples possible, SG value as singles

£ 4,400
1,000
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2395, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Blue on Thin Wove Paper (SG 36), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Blue on Thin Wove Paper (SG 36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Blue on Thin Wove Paper (SG 36). Without gum as issued, balanced margins, light staining and shallow thin, Fine appearance, only 48 examples printed with 37 examples recorded by Gibbs (twelve of which consist of a block in the National Postal Museum)

£ 2,500
600
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2396, Long IslandLONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Blue on Thin Wove Paper (SG 36), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Blue on Thin Wove Paper (SG 36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Blue on Thin Wove Paper (SG 36). Huge bottom margin plate no. "/3" strip of four, positions 21-24, without gum as issued, lightly stained from improper stockbook housing

STILL FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND UNIQUE PLATE NO. 3 MULTIPLE OF THE 6-PENCE BLUE ON WOVE PAPER. A MAJOR LONG ISLAND RARITY.

Only two sheets of 24 were printed, leaving the possibility of two plate numbers - this as the sole recorded example as Plate 2 is not recorded. According to H. Pirie-Gordon, one sheet of remainders was destroyed. This must not be the case as there are Plate 2 examples known and a block of twelve in the British National Postal Museum. Gibbs records 37 examples recorded with this as the only known strip of four. SG value as singles

£ 10,000
2,500
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Long Island Exceptional Balance of the Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23/36). 45 stamps total, incl. -1/2p Black (3) and Mauve (4), 1p Black, 2p Black (one top impression, four carbon copies) and Mauve (7 plus strip of four), 2-1/2p Black (4) and Mauve, 6p Black (2 top impressions, 3 carbon copies plus two blocks of four) and Blue (with partial misprint), additionally incl. 2p Black with red initial (SG 30c, one sheet of 24 printed), few minor varieties, couple multiples plated by Gibbs, mostly four-margin examples, few with print runs as low as one sheet of 24 with less than that recorded, in addition to the typical minor faults endemic to this fragile paper (bends/creases and thins), improper housing on stock pages have caused slight toning bands on most of these, generally Fine, the total catalogue value exceeds £39,000 which doesn't take into account the top impressions mentioned which have far fewer printing numbers than the carbon copies

E. 4,000-5,000
8,500
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