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Sale 1220 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 21 May, 2020

Category — Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
147
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 147, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)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)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 7). Plate 5, pos. 19, without gum as issued, huge margins including sheet margin at bottom, showing the underlined ampersand variety, Extremely Fine and attractive unused example, Gibbs records only nineteen unused examples with only one other underlined ampersand thought to exist (ex "Mountrobeck"), SG £1,200

E. 400-500
550
148
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 148, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)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)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 7). Without gum as issued, large margins all around, small part of dotted frame missing at top right, Very Fine, Gibbs records only nineteen unused examples, signed Stanley Gibbons which just shows thru, SG £1,200

E. 400-500
500
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149
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 149, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)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)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 7). Plate 4, pos. 17, without gum as issued, large balanced margins, "Long" and "Po" of "Postage" shifted slightly left, few minor bends, otherwise Very Fine, Gibbs records only nineteen unused examples and this the only one with the shifted type, SG £1,200

E. 400-500
450
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150
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 150, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)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)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 7). Large margins, affixed to piece and with partial blue crayon circular datestamp of Northend, Very Fine and exceptionally rare, Gibbs records only two used examples, severely undercatalogued in Stanley Gibbons considering the large difference between the number of unused and used examples known, ex "Mountrobeck", SG £1,500

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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151
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 151, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)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)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 8). Top left corner plate no. 3 sheet margin single, pos. 1, without gum as issued, fresh color, Extremely Fine, only 60 examples were printed, of those only ten unused examples are recorded by Gibbs, this is the unique plate no. example as only one sheet was produced of plate 3, signed Stanley Gibbons, SG £1,700 with no premium for plate no.

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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152
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 152, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)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)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 8). Without gum as issued, large margins, showing slight doubling of ampersand, fresh color, Very Fine, only ten unused examples are recorded by Gibbs of the total 60 printed, SG £1,700

E. 500-750
700
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153
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 153, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)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)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 9). Horizontal pair with sheet margin at left, plate 3, pos. 9-10, without gum as issued, few minor creases, Very Fine appearance, only 160 examples printed with 43 remainders destroyed, Gibbs records 65 unused examples, SG as two singles £1,200

E. 300-400
400
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154
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 154, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)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)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 9). Top left corner plate no. 4 horizontal pair, pos. 1-2, tied to small piece by manuscript blue crayon "N 18 MY 16" circular datestamps of Northend, trivial crease mostly in top right margin, still Very Fine and exceptionally rare, the only used multiple of No. SG 9 and one of only three used pairs of any Long Island stamp (the others are SG No. 8 and 13), only three plate numbers are possible in any condition and Gibbs records only fifteen used examples, ex "Mountrobeck", SG value as two singles £1,400

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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155
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 155, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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, pos. 18, without gum as issued, large to full margins, showing additional dotted frame above and below normal frame, Very Fine and quite scarce, only 300 examples were printed with 55 remainders and 12 soiled stamps ultimately destroyed, Gibbs records 70 unused examples with only two others showing two additional dotted frames, ex "Mountrobeck", SG £450

E. 200-300
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156
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 156, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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). Without gum as issued, large to ample margins, Very Fine, only 300 examples were printed with 55 remainders and 12 soiled stamps ultimately destroyed, Gibbs records 70 unused examples, signed Stanley Gibbons, SG £450

E. 150-200
300
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157
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 157, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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, pos. 19, ample margins all around, manuscript blue crayon "N 25 MY 16" circular datestamp of Northend, Very Fine and rare, of the 300 originally printed, only five used examples are recorded which incl. one cover, ex "Mountrobeck", undervalued in SG as such, SG £700

E. 400-500
1,100
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158
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 158, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)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)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, "7" for "&" Error (SG 10a). Plate 9, pos. 6, without gum as issued, large to full margins, additionally showing slight shift of "One Penny" to left

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY THREE EXAMPLES POSSIBLE OF THE ONE-PENNY BLACK ON LAID PAPER WITH "7" FOR "&" ERROR.

All three examples are recorded: 1) single (ex Marquess of Bute), 2) single, the example offered here and 3) block of twelve containing the error (ex "Mountrobeck" and Vestey). It is believed that Plate 6, pos. 11 also contained this error (without "One Penny" shift) but no examples are recorded.

SG £3,750

E. 1,500-2,000
2,200
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159
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 159, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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). With sheet margin at top, without gum as issued, huge to large margins, showing additional dots at top left, Extremely Fine, only 120 examples were printed with 35 unused examples recorded by Gibbs, SG £600

E. 200-300
450
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160
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 160, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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 balanced margins, showing shift of "One Penny" to right and part of papermaker's watermark, Very Fine and choice, only 120 examples were printed with 35 unused examples recorded by Gibbs, SG £600

E. 200-300
450
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161
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 161, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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). Pos. 1, with top left corner sheet margin, tied to small piece by partial manuscript blue crayon "N 18 MY 16" circular datestamp of Northend, Very Fine, only 120 examples were printed with only four used examples recorded by Gibbs, two of which are covers, ex "Mountrobeck", undervalued in Stanley Gibbons as such, SG £900

E. 400-500
800
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162
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 162, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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). Top left corner plate no. 7 (and "&") single, pos. 1, without gum as issued, showing extra dotted frames at left and right, minor paper wrinkles at right, still Very Fine and rare, Gibbs notes he believes only two sheets of each plate were produced resulting in only two plate no. 7 examples possible, ex "Mountrobeck", SG £325 with no premium for plate number

E. 300-400
450
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163
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 163, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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, signed Stanley Gibbons, SG £325

E. 150-200
325
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164
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 164, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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). Plate 8, pos. 11, without gum as issued, large balanced margins, showing small part of papermaker's watermark, Extremely Fine, only 440 examples were printed with 129 remainders ultimately destroyed, Gibbs records 148 unused examples, SG £325

E. 150-200
325
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165
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 165, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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). Unknown plate, pos. 17, without gum as issued, large balanced margins, showing doubled "L" of "Long" which is also shifted to the left, couple minor wrinkles, one ending in minute pinhole, crease in top margin, Very Fine appearance, only 440 examples were printed with 129 remainders ultimately destroyed, it is thought that only two examples of this variety was printed with this as the only recorded example, illustrated in The London Philatelist (Vol. 25, p. 147, July 1916), ex "Mountrobeck", SG £325 with no premium for variety

E. 200-300
275
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166
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 166, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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). Horizontal strip of four from bottom row of sheet, plate 10, pos. 16-20, without gum as issued, Very Fine multiple, only 440 examples were printed with 129 remainders ultimately destroyed, Gibbs records 148 unused examples incl. three strips of four, signed Gibbs, SG value as singles £1,300

E. 500-750
1,000
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167
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 167, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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 containing top two rows of sheet, plate 2, pos. 1-4/5-8, without gum as issued, showing "G.R.I." raised (pos. 5) and additional colon outside of frame (pos. 4), Very Fine and scarce multiple, only 440 examples were printed with 129 remainders ultimately destroyed, Gibbs records only two blocks of eight though we feel one of the known sheets were possibly broken, only four examples of the raised "G.R.I." are recorded, signed Gibbs, ex "Mountrobeck", SG value as singles £2,600

E. 750-1,000
1,800
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168
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 168, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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). Margins mostly touching outer frame, manuscript red crayon "S 28 MY 16" of Nikola, corner crease, Fine appearance, 440 examples were printed with 129 remainders ultimately destroyed, Gibbs records eighteen used examples, this as a particularly late use, SG £550

E. 100-150
375
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169
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 169, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)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)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, "ONR" for "ONE" Error (SG 12f). Plate 2, pos. 17, clear to full margins except just touched at bottom, manuscript blue crayon "N 22 MY 16" circular datestamp of Northend, light paper wrinkling, Fine, this is the only recorded used example of this error, only twelve were produced from two positions and seven are recorded by Gibbs, the other examples in unused condition, ex "Mountrobeck", SG £3,000

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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170
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 170, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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). With sheet margin at left, plate 8, pos. 9, without gum as issued, showing part of papermaker's watermark, Extremely Fine, only 220 examples were printed with 3 remainders ultimately destroyed, only 60 unused recorded by Gibbs, SG £425

E. 200-300
275
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171
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 171, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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). Top left corner margin block of four, plate 2, pos. 1-2/5-6, without gum as issued, pos. 5 showing raised "G.R.I." variety, light wrinkling affecting bottom pair, still Very Fine and striking block with variety, a total of 220 examples were printed with 3 remainders destroyed, Gibbs records 60 unused examples and one of only two examples recorded with the raised "G.R.I." (three possible, other recorded ex "Mountrobeck"), SG value as singles £1,700 with no premium for variety

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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172
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 172, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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). Large to full margins, tied on small piece by manuscript blue crayon "N 20 MY 16" circular datestamps of Northend, minor wrinkle, Very Fine and rare, only 220 examples were printed with 3 remainders ultimately destroyed, Gibbs records only eleven used examples, ex "Mountrobeck", undervalued in Stanley Gibbons based on quantity recorded, SG £750

E. 300-400
475
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173
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 173, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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). Full balanced margins, showing "L" in frame at bottom left, neat manuscript blue crayon "N 20 MY 16" circular datestamps of Northend, small sealed tear at top left just touching outer frame, Very Fine appearance, only 220 examples were printed with 3 remainders ultimately destroyed, Gibbs records only eleven used examples with this as the only one showing the "L" variety, ex "Mountrobeck", undervalued in Stanley Gibbons, SG £750

E. 300-400
600
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174
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 174, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 14), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 14)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 14). Plate 1, without gum as issued, huge to large margins, light horizontal bend, otherwise Very Fine and rare, only one plate of twenty was produced, Gibbs records only nine unused examples (one in Royal Collection), ex "Mountrobeck", SG £3,750

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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175
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 175, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 14), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 14)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 14). Plate 1, pos. 17, without gum as issued, huge to large margins, showing eight stops at left and nine stops at right, faint horizontal bend, otherwise Very Fine, only one plate of twenty was produced, Gibbs records only nine unused examples (one in Royal Collection), this as the only example with eight stops at left and nine at right, ex "Mountrobeck", SG £3,750

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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176
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 176, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 14), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 14)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 14). Plate 1, pos. 20, without gum as issued, large margins, showing ten stops at left and right, faint diagonal bend, otherwise Very Fine, only one plate of twenty was produced, Gibbs records only nine unused examples (one in Royal Collection), this as the only example with ten stops on each side, ex "Mountrobeck", signed Stanley Gibbons, SG £3,750

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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177
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 177, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)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)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 15). Plate 1, pos. 17, without gum as issued, mostly large margins, showing eight stops at left and nine stops at right, corner crease completely in margin only, Very Fine, only one plate of twenty was produced, Gibbs records only nine unused examples (one in Royal Collection), this as the only example with eight stops at left and nine at right, ex "Mountrobeck", SG £3,750

E. 1,000-1,500
2,500
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178
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 178, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)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)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 15). Plate 1, pos. 20, without gum as issued, huge to full margins, showing ten stops at left and right, couple faint diagonal bends, otherwise Very Fine, only one plate of twenty was produced, Gibbs records only nine unused examples (one in Royal Collection), this as the only example with ten stops on each side, ex Marquess of Bute and "Mountrobeck", SG £3,750

E. 1,000-1,500
3,000
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179
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 179, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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 balanced margins

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 6-PENCE BLACK ON LAID PAPER. ONLY EIGHT UNUSED EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED OF THE 20 PRINTED.

Only one sheet of 20 was printed plus an additional example from an unknown plate (without signature, see Lot 180). Gibbs records eight unused examples, four of which make a block (ex "Mountrobeck"). SG £3,750

E. 1,500-2,000
2,700
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180
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 180, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, Without Red Ink Initials (SG 17b), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, Without Red Ink Initials (SG 17b)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, Without Red Ink Initials (SG 17b). Top left corner sheet margin single, unnumbered plate, pos. 1, tied on piece by manuscript red crayon "S 16 MY 16" circular datestamp of Nikola, some soiling mostly in margin

FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-PENCE BLACK ON LAID PAPER WITHOUT RED INK INITIAL. A MAJOR LONG ISLAND RARITY AND KEY ERROR TO ACQUIRE.

This is the only example in private hands from the unnumbered plate and the only example without the red ink initial. A carbon copy of this example, also without red initials, is part of a block of four in the Royal Collection. Only one sheet of 20 was printed of the 6p Black plus this example here. Records show thirteen examples were destroyed. It is unknown whether that includes the 6p Mauve or other examples from this unnumbered plate.

Ex "Mountrobeck". SG £6,500

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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181
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 181, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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, pos. 9, without gum as issued, large margins including sheet margin at left, part of papermaker's watermark, two minor corner creases, Extremely Fine appearance, while a total of 60 were printed, only sixteen unused examples are recorded by Gibbs, SG £1,600

E. 500-750
500
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182
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 182, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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). Top left corner plate no. 1 sheet margin single, pos. 1, affixed to small piece and with manuscript red crayon "S 16 MY 16" circular datestamp of Nikola, minor soiling

FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-PENCE MAUVE ON LAID PAPER, SG NO. 19. ONLY 60 EXAMPLES TOTAL PRINTED. AN IMPORTANT LONG ISLAND RARITY.

A total of 60 examples was printed with no remainders destroyed. Gibbs records sixteen unused and this used example. In our opinion, the Stanley Gibbons price is severely undervalued compared to the unused price (£1,600).

Ex "Mountrobeck". SG £2,500

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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183
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 183, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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 left corner plate no. 3 sheet margin single from the top impression, without gum as issued, minor creasing confined to margin only, Extremely Fine and unique as top impression from plate 3, the top impressions are quite scarce with only 96 printed versus 168 carbon copies, Gibbs records 32 unused examples (sixteen of which comprise a sheet from Plate 5, see Lot 185), ex "Mountrobeck", SG £325 without premium for plate number or top impression (SG doesn't distinguish between the two types)

E. 300-400
400
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184
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 184, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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, plate 3, pos. 13, without gum as issued, showing semi-colons at sides instead of colons, minor corner bend 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 (sixteen of which comprise a sheet from Plate 5, see Lot 185), ex "Mountrobeck", SG £325 which doesn't distinguish between the two impression types

E. 150-200
300
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185
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 185, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, "Postge" for "Postage" (SG 20b), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, "Postge" for "Postage" (SG 20b)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper, "Postge" for "Postage" (SG 20b). Complete sheet of 20 with plate no. 5 at top left from the top impression, without gum as issued, pos. 3 showing the "Postge" error (SG 20b) and pos. 15 with the "L" of "Long" doubled, third row showing the papermaker's watermark, couple small faults incl. minor creasing along second and fourth row and small paperclip stain on pos. 1

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEPTIONAL COMPLETE SHEET OF THE ONE-SHILLING ON LAID PAPER FROM THE TOP IMPRESSION CONTAINING THE UNIQUE "POSTGE" ERROR. THIS SHEET COMPRISES HALF OF THE KNOWN TOP IMPRESSION UNUSED EXAMPLES.

Top impressions are quite scarce with only 96 printed versus 168 carbon copies. Gibbs records 32 unused examples (which incl. these sixteen examples). The rare "Postge" error is also known on carbon copies in which Gibbs records all three examples presumably printed.

Ex "Mountrobeck". SG £7,875 as singles and doesn't distinguish between the two impression types

E. 3,000-4,000
5,500
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 186, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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, full margins all around, tied on small piece by manuscript blue crayon "N 20 MY 16" circular datestamp of Northend, small piece of another stamp at left, Very Fine and rare, the top impressions are quite scarce with only 96 printed versus 168 carbon copies, Gibbs records only six used examples which incl. a cover in the National Postal Museum, ex "Mountrobeck", SG £750 which doesn't distinguish between the two impression types

E. 300-400
800
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 187, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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, with sheet margin at right, without gum as issued, Very Fine and choice, only 168 carbon copies printed with 62 remainders destroyed (some may have been top impressions), 80 unused examples recorded by Gibbs, signed Holcombe, SG £325

E. 150-200
225
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 188, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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, plate 3, pos. 15, without gum as issued, large balanced margins, showing extra colon at right, Very Fine and choice, only 168 carbon copies printed with 62 remainders destroyed (some may have been top impressions), 80 unused examples recorded by Gibbs, SG £325

E. 150-200
225
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 189, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG 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 eight comprising the bottom two rows of plate 5, pos. 9-12/13-16, without gum as issued, large to full balanced margins, pos. 15 with the "L" of "Long" doubled, light horizontal bend along top row, otherwise Very Fine, only 168 carbon copies printed with 62 remainders destroyed (some may have been top impressions), 80 unused examples recorded by Gibbs, only one larger multiple is recorded (plate 3 sheet of sixteen) and one other block of eight known, SG value as singles £2,600

E. 750-1,000
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 190, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 21), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 21)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 21). Plate 1, pos. 5, without gum as issued, large balanced margins, fresh color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A REMARKABLY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-SHILLING BLUE ON LAID PAPER. OF THE 40 ORIGINALLY PRINTED, GIBBS RECORDS ONLY FIVE EXAMPLES IN PRIVATE HANDS.

Only 40 examples were printed and no remainders destroyed. Of those, Gibbs records only six unused examples with one institutionalized in the Royal Collection. There are no used examples recorded. A great Long Island rarity and first example we have offered since keeping computerized records.

Signed Stanley Gibbons. SG £3,500

E. 1,500-2,000
2,000
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 191, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 22), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 22)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 22). Without gum as issued, large margins all around, part of papermaker's watermark, Very Fine and choice, only 228 printed and 87 remainders destroyed with around 100 unused examples recorded by Gibbs, SG £325

E. 150-200
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 192, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 22), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 22)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 22). Horizontal strip of four, without gum as issued, full margins, papermaker's watermark thru entire row, light horizontal bend, otherwise Very Fine, only 228 printed and 87 remainders destroyed with around 100 unused examples recorded by Gibbs, SG value as singles £1,300

E. 400-500
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 193, Long Island - Laid Paper Issue (SG 7-22)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 22), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 22)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1sh Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 22). Block of eight from bottom two rows of sheet with plate no. 1 at bottom right, pos. 13-16/17-20, without gum as issued, pos. 16 showing extra colon inside left frame, interestingly showing eight albino impressions of frame, light horizontal bend affecting bottom row as often seen, otherwise Very Fine and choice, only one larger multiple is known (sheet of sixteen from plate 5) and two other blocks of eight recorded, in total only 228 printed and 87 remainders destroyed with around 100 unused examples recorded by Gibbs, ex "Mountrobeck", SG value as singles without premium for plate number £2,600

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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