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Sale 1220 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 21 May, 2020

Category — Long Island - Essays and Overprinted Turkish Stamps

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
134
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 134, Long Island - Essays and Overprinted Turkish StampsLONG ISLAND, 1916 "No Stamps Available" Cover, LONG ISLAND, 1916 "No Stamps Available" CoverLONG ISLAND, 1916 "No Stamps Available" Cover. Manuscript endorsed "O.A.S., No stamps available" at top right with "H. Pirie Gordon, Lieut. Cdr. RNVR" at top left on cover to Stanley Gibbons in London, "London MAY 7 16, Received from H.M. Ship, No Charge to be Raised" arrival cancel, Very Fine, an attractive forerunner to the issued stamps interestingly arriving the day Long Island stamps were released, cover likely contained information about the release of stamps, ex "Mountrobeck"

E. 300-400
600
135
E
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 135, Long Island - Essays and Overprinted Turkish StampsLONG ISLAND, 1916, Blank Value Tablet Violet Essay, LONG ISLAND, 1916, Blank Value Tablet Violet EssayLONG ISLAND, 1916, Blank Value Tablet Violet Essay. Printed on thin wove paper, large balanced margins, without gum as produced, showing clear doubling of design, Very Fine and only example we have encountered with the double impression, ex "Mountrobeck", with 1978 B.P.A. certificate

E. 400-500
275
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136
E
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 136, Long Island - Essays and Overprinted Turkish StampsLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Red & Violet Essay, LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Red & Violet EssayLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Red & Violet Essay. Value in red and printed on thin wove paper, large to full margins, without gum as produced, showing part of papermaker's watermark, Very Fine and scarce, ex "Mountrobeck", with 1979 B.P.A. certificate

E. 400-500
275
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137
E
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 137, Long Island - Essays and Overprinted Turkish StampsLONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Violet Essay, LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Violet EssayLONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Violet Essay. Printed on thin wove paper, huge to large margins all around, without gum as produced, showing part of papermaker's watermark, horizontal crease in bottom margin clear of design, Very Fine, with 1979 B.P.A. certificate

E. 400-500
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138
E
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 138, Long Island - Essays and Overprinted Turkish StampsLONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Violet Essay, Value Tablet Inverted, LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Violet Essay, Value Tablet InvertedLONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Violet Essay, Value Tablet Inverted. Printed on thin wove paper, huge to large margins all around, without gum as produced, minor corner bend confined to margin only, still Very Fine and striking essay, interesting to note that there appears to be an "A" deleted under the "E" of "PENCE", ex "Mountrobeck", with 1978 B.P.A. certificate

E. 400-500
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139
og
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 139, Long Island - Essays and Overprinted Turkish StampsLONG 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). Lightly hinged, wonderfully rich colors on fresh paper, excellent centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A PRISTINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1916 HALF-PENNY GREEN & BUFF, SG NO. 1. ONLY TWELVE UNUSED EXAMPLES ARE 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.

SG £8,000

E. 3,000-4,000
5,000
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140
og
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 140, Long Island - Essays and Overprinted Turkish StampsLONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p on 1pi Violet & Buff (SG 3), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p on 1pi Violet & Buff (SG 3)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p on 1pi Violet & Buff (SG 3). Minor h.r., deep rich colors on fresh paper

VERY FINE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1916 2-1/2-PENCE OVERPRINT, SG NO. 3. ONLY 25 WERE PRINTED WITH ONLY THIRTEEN UNUSED RECORDED.

Of the 25 were printed, Gibbs records just thirteen unused and five used (including four on cover or cover back). Completely sound examples are surprisingly difficult to acquire.

SG £8,000

E. 3,000-4,000
5,000
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