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.
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
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
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
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
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