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Sale 1198 — The Dimitris Bertsimas Collection of Important Great Britain Stamps and Multiples

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 March, 2019

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Category — Officials - Board of Education, Royal Household and Admiralty

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Cat./Est. Value
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3138°
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Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3138, Officials - Board of Education, Royal Household and AdmiraltyGREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 5p Dull Purple & Blue, Board of Education Official (SG Specialised L41; SG O81; Scott O65), GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 5p Dull Purple & Blue, Board of Education Official (SG Specialised L41; SG O81; Scott O65)GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 5p Dull Purple & Blue, Board of Education Official (SG Specialised L41; SG O81; Scott O65). Mint N.H., deep rich colors on bright paper

FINE. A HANDSOME NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 1902 5-PENCE BOARD OF EDUCATION OFFICIAL.

Ex Baillie. With 2019 B.P.A. certificate. SG £5,750. Scott $4,650.00.

E. 2,000-3,000
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3139°
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Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3139, Officials - Board of Education, Royal Household and AdmiraltyGREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 1sh Grey Green & Carmine, Board of Education Official, "Specimen" Handstamp (SG Specialised L42s; SG O82s; Scott O66S), GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 1sh Grey Green & Carmine, Board of Education Official, "Specimen" Handstamp (SG Specialised L42s; SG O82s; Scott O66S)GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 1sh Grey Green & Carmine, Board of Education Official, "Specimen" Handstamp (SG Specialised L42s; SG O82s; Scott O66S). "Specimen" Ty. 15, original gum, barely hinged, bold colors on bright white paper, couple minor gum bends and small corner crease, otherwise Fine, SG £2,700

E. 400-500
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Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3140, Officials - Board of Education, Royal Household and AdmiraltyGREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 2-1/2p Ultramarine, Board of Education (SG Specialised MO25; SG O85; Scott O69), GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 2-1/2p Ultramarine, Board of Education (SG Specialised MO25; SG O85; Scott O69)GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 2-1/2p Ultramarine, Board of Education (SG Specialised MO25; SG O85; Scott O69). Minor h.r., excellent centering, rich color on bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 1902 2-1/2-PENCE BOARD OF EDUCATION OFFICIAL.

Ex Baillie. With 1956 R.P.S. certificate and endorsed by P.T. Roberts (2018). SG £4,850. Scott $5,000.00.

E. 1,500-2,000
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Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3141, Officials - Board of Education, Royal Household and AdmiraltyGREAT BRITAIN, 1902, -1/2p Blue Green, 1p Scarlet, R.H. Official (SG Specialised MO28-MO29; SG O91-O92; Scott O63-O64), GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, -1/2p Blue Green, 1p Scarlet, R.H. Official (SG Specialised MO28-MO29; SG O91-O92; Scott O63-O64)GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, -1/2p Blue Green, 1p Scarlet, R.H. Official (SG Specialised MO28-MO29; SG O91-O92; Scott O63-O64). Matching Mint N.H. top right corner selvage blocks of four with "Jubilee" lines, excellent colors, -1/2p with vertical crease affecting two stamps, minor selvage faults, each stamp with light backstamp, Very Fine and handsome matched pair of corner blocks, ex Baillie, each with 2005 B.P.A. certificate, SG as hinged £3,800

E. 1,500-2,000
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Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3142, Officials - Board of Education, Royal Household and AdmiraltyGREAT BRITAIN, 1903, 2-1/2p Ultramarine, Admiralty Official (SG Specialised MO34; SG O105; Scott O76), GREAT BRITAIN, 1903, 2-1/2p Ultramarine, Admiralty Official (SG Specialised MO34; SG O105; Scott O76)GREAT BRITAIN, 1903, 2-1/2p Ultramarine, Admiralty Official (SG Specialised MO34; SG O105; Scott O76). Block of four, top stamps barely hinged, bottom stamps Mint N.H., vibrant color, well-centered overall, position 2 with minute toned spot, otherwise Very Fine, particularly rare as an unused multiple with no more than a few believed to exist, with a significant premium in the SG Specialised as a block versus four singles, ex Baillie, with 1989 B.P.A. certificate, SG as hinged £3,000

E. 1,000-1,500
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Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3143, Officials - Board of Education, Royal Household and AdmiraltyGREAT BRITAIN, 1904, 1-1/2p Dull Purple & Green, Admiralty Official (SG Specialised MO38; SG O109; Scott O80), GREAT BRITAIN, 1904, 1-1/2p Dull Purple & Green, Admiralty Official (SG Specialised MO38; SG O109; Scott O80)GREAT BRITAIN, 1904, 1-1/2p Dull Purple & Green, Admiralty Official (SG Specialised MO38; SG O109; Scott O80). Lightly hinged, especially rich colors, precise centering, Very Fine, ex Baillie, with 1981 B.P.A. certificate, SG £1,200, Scott $1,150.00

E. 400-500
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Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3144, Officials - Board of Education, Royal Household and AdmiraltyGREAT BRITAIN, 1904, 2p Yellowish Green & Carmine Red, Admiralty Official (SG Specialised MO39; SG O110; Scott O81), GREAT BRITAIN, 1904, 2p Yellowish Green & Carmine Red, Admiralty Official (SG Specialised MO39; SG O110; Scott O81)GREAT BRITAIN, 1904, 2p Yellowish Green & Carmine Red, Admiralty Official (SG Specialised MO39; SG O110; Scott O81). Mint N.H. block of four, bright colors, slight wrinkle at top and diagonal crease thru right vertical pair, single toned perf at top (none of which are mentioned on the accompanying certificate)

VERY FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 2-PENCE ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL. VERY FEW MULTIPLES ARE THOUGHT TO EXIST.

In 1903, shortly after the initial printings were done by De La Rue, it was noticed that the electrotype was damaged. It was subsequently remade in a slightly thicker type with narrower setting. The most noticeable difference is the downward middle section of the "M" which is shorter.

Ex Baillie. Each stamp signed Buhler. With clear 1980 B.P.A. certificate. SG as hinged £13,500.

E. 4,000-5,000
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Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3145, Officials - Board of Education, Royal Household and AdmiraltyGREAT BRITAIN, 1904, 2-1/2p Ultramarine, Admiralty Official (SG Specialised MO40; SG O111; Scott O82), GREAT BRITAIN, 1904, 2-1/2p Ultramarine, Admiralty Official (SG Specialised MO40; SG O111; Scott O82)GREAT BRITAIN, 1904, 2-1/2p Ultramarine, Admiralty Official (SG Specialised MO40; SG O111; Scott O82). Small h.r., pretty pastel shade

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1904 2-1/2-PENCE ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL.

With 1986 R.P.S. certificate. SG £2,900. Scott $2,850.00

E. 1,000-1,500
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Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3146, Officials - Board of Education, Royal Household and AdmiraltyGREAT BRITAIN, 1903, 3p Dull Purple on Orange Yellow, Admiralty Official (SG Specialised MO41; SG O112; Scott O83), GREAT BRITAIN, 1903, 3p Dull Purple on Orange Yellow, Admiralty Official (SG Specialised MO41; SG O112; Scott O83)GREAT BRITAIN, 1903, 3p Dull Purple on Orange Yellow, Admiralty Official (SG Specialised MO41; SG O112; Scott O83). Small h.r., bright fresh colors, Fine, scarce in sound and original-gum condition, with 1984 B.P.A. certificate, SG £2,600, Scott $2,500.00

E. 750-1,000
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