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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 March, 2019

Category — Officials - Government Parcels

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3124°
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Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3124, Officials - Government ParcelsGREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 3p on 3p Lilac, Ty. B "Government Parcels" in Red Trial Overprint, GREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 3p on 3p Lilac, Ty. B "Government Parcels" in Red Trial OverprintGREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 3p on 3p Lilac, Ty. B "Government Parcels" in Red Trial Overprint. Plate 21, lettered A-F, original gum, paper h.r., rich color

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE IMMENSELY RARE "GOVERNMENT PARCELS" TRIAL OVERPRINT IN RED. ONLY SIX EXAMPLES WERE PREPARED AND OVERPRINTED BY DE LA RUE.

Three different overprint options were presented by De La Rue on the 3p value: the two unaccepted versions in red and black and the eventually accepted overprint in black. Only six examples of this overprint in red were printed. This is a key item for the Great Britain Official collector or exhibitor.

Ex Baillie. With 1981 B.P.A. certificate. SG £11,000.

E. 5,000-7,500
5,250
3125°
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Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3125, Officials - Government ParcelsGREAT BRITAIN, 1886, 1-1/2p Lilac, Govt. Parcels Official (SG Specialised L18; SG O61; Scott O27), GREAT BRITAIN, 1886, 1-1/2p Lilac, Govt. Parcels Official (SG Specialised L18; SG O61; Scott O27)GREAT BRITAIN, 1886, 1-1/2p Lilac, Govt. Parcels Official (SG Specialised L18; SG O61; Scott O27). Lettered L-F, original gum, minor h.r., excellent centering, uncommonly fresh color, Extremely Fine, with 1986 B.P.A. certificate, SG £400, Scott $400.00

E. 200-300
350
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Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3126, Officials - Government ParcelsGREAT BRITAIN, 1886, 6p Dull Green, Govt. Parcels Official (SG Specialised L19; SG O62; Scott O28), GREAT BRITAIN, 1886, 6p Dull Green, Govt. Parcels Official (SG Specialised L19; SG O62; Scott O28)GREAT BRITAIN, 1886, 6p Dull Green, Govt. Parcels Official (SG Specialised L19; SG O62; Scott O28). Lettered G-S, original gum, lightly hinged, unusually well-centered for this tightly spaced stamp, bold color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A LOVELY EXAMPLE OF THE 1886 6-PENCE GOVT. PARCELS OFFICIAL.

Ex Gross. With 1986 Brandon certificate. SG £3,500. Scott $3,150.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3127, Officials - Government ParcelsGREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 9p Dull Green, Govt. Parcels Official (SG Specialised L20; SG O63; Scott O29), GREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 9p Dull Green, Govt. Parcels Official (SG Specialised L20; SG O63; Scott O29)GREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 9p Dull Green, Govt. Parcels Official (SG Specialised L20; SG O63; Scott O29). Lettered H-D, original gum, lightly hinged, excellent color that is uncharacteristic of this issue, Fine, ex Baillie, with 1981 R.P.S. certificate, SG £2,750, Scott $2,600.00

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3128, Officials - Government ParcelsGREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 1sh Orange Brown, Govt. Parcels Official (SG Specialised L21; SG O64; Scott O30), GREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 1sh Orange Brown, Govt. Parcels Official (SG Specialised L21; SG O64; Scott O30)GREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 1sh Orange Brown, Govt. Parcels Official (SG Specialised L21; SG O64; Scott O30). Plate 13, lettered C-L, original gum, lightly hinged, lovely rich color, mild gum bend not mentioned on certificate, Very Fine, ex Baillie, signed A. Diena and with 1991 B.P.A. certificate, SG £1,750, Scott $1,675.00

E. 500-750
325
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Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3129, Officials - Government ParcelsGREAT BRITAIN, 1890, 1sh Dull Green, Govt. Parcels Official, Overprinted in Blue-Black (SG Specialised L29d; SG O68d; Scott O36 var), GREAT BRITAIN, 1890, 1sh Dull Green, Govt. Parcels Official, Overprinted in Blue-Black (SG Specialised L29d; SG O68d; Scott O36 var)GREAT BRITAIN, 1890, 1sh Dull Green, Govt. Parcels Official, Overprinted in Blue-Black (SG Specialised L29d; SG O68d; Scott O36 var). Original gum, lightly hinged, lovely shade, fresh and Fine example of this rare blue-black overprint, with 2019 B.P.A. certificate, listed but unpriced in either Stanley Gibbons or Scott

E. 500-750
400
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Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3130, Officials - Government ParcelsGREAT BRITAIN, 1900, 1sh Green & Carmine, Govt. Parcels Official (SG Specialised L30; SG O72; Scott O38), GREAT BRITAIN, 1900, 1sh Green & Carmine, Govt. Parcels Official (SG Specialised L30; SG O72; Scott O38)GREAT BRITAIN, 1900, 1sh Green & Carmine, Govt. Parcels Official (SG Specialised L30; SG O72; Scott O38). Lightly hinged, well-centered, bold colors on fresh paper, small surface mark, otherwise Very Fine, with 2019 B.P.A. certificate, SG £650, Scott $625.00

E. 200-300
130
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Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3131, Officials - Government ParcelsGREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 9p Dull Purple & Ultramarine, Govt. Parcels (SG Specialised MO12; SG O77; Scott O42), GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 9p Dull Purple & Ultramarine, Govt. Parcels (SG Specialised MO12; SG O77; Scott O42)GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 9p Dull Purple & Ultramarine, Govt. Parcels (SG Specialised MO12; SG O77; Scott O42). Partially redistributed gum, well-centered, Very Fine, ex Baillie, with 1960 R.P.S. certificate (not mentioning gum) and endorsed by P.T. Roberts (2018), SG £650, Scott $625.00

E. 200-300
100
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Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3132, Officials - Government ParcelsGREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 1sh Dull Green & Carmine, Govt. Parcels (SG Specialised MO13; SG O78; Scott O43), GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 1sh Dull Green & Carmine, Govt. Parcels (SG Specialised MO13; SG O78; Scott O43)GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 1sh Dull Green & Carmine, Govt. Parcels (SG Specialised MO13; SG O78; Scott O43). Lightly hinged, incredibly rich colors, fresh and Very Fine, ex Baillie, with 1960 R.P.S. certificate and endorsed by P.T. Roberts (2018), SG £1,350, Scott $1,350.00

E. 400-500
300
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