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Sale 1220 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 21 May, 2020

Category — Long Island - Pale Green Lined Paper (SG 4-6)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
141
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 141, Long Island - Pale Green Lined Paper (SG 4-6)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 4), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 4)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 4). Without gum as issued, large margins all around, fresh and Very Fine, only 40 examples were printed on this lined paper, although it is believed a large quantity of this issue was lost due to the German bombing on London during World War II where a large holding was stored, Gibbs records only five unused examples, signed Stanley Gibbons, SG £3,500

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
142
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 142, Long Island - Pale Green Lined Paper (SG 4-6)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 4), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 4)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 4). Top left corner plate no. 2a sheet margin single, pos. 1, affixed to piece and with red crayon manuscript "S 18 MY 16" circular datestamp of Nikola, showing semicolon variety at top left, stamp with minor wrinkling and minute edge tear in margin at top left, still Very Fine and unique with plate no. 2a, only 40 examples were printed (two sheets of sixteen from plate 2, one sheet of twelve from plate 2a), Gibbs records only four used examples (incl. one cover), ex "Mountrobeck", SG quotes a higher value for unused examples despite having five recorded, SG £2,500 with no premium for plate number

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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143
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 143, Long Island - Pale Green Lined Paper (SG 4-6)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 4), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 4)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 4). Plate 2a, pos. 9, ample margins to just touching outer colons at bottom left, showing "L" instead of colon at top left, neat red crayon manuscript "S 21 MY 16" circular datestamp of Nikola, small thin and minor creasing at bottom left, otherwise Fine and unique with the "L" variety, only 40 examples total was printed on this lined paper, although it is believed a large quantity of this issue was lost due to the German bombing on London during World War II where a large holding was stored, Gibbs records only four used examples (incl. one cover), ex "Mountrobeck", SG quotes a higher value for unused examples despite having five recorded, SG £2,500

E. 750-1,000
425
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144
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 144, Long Island - Pale Green Lined Paper (SG 4-6)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Blue on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 5), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Blue on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 5)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Blue on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 5). Plate 2a, pos. 9, without gum as issued, large margins incl. bottom left sheet margin, showing "L" instead of colon at top left, Extremely Fine and unique with the "L" variety as only one sheet of plate no. 2a was printed, a total of 40 examples were printed and Gibbs records only fourteen unused examples (with one block of four recorded), ex "Mountrobeck", SG £2,500

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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145
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 145, Long Island - Pale Green Lined Paper (SG 4-6)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 6), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 6)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 6). Without gum as issued, top right corner sheet margin, fresh color, horizontal crease along bottom margin just barely touching dotted frame, still Extremely Fine, only 60 examples were printed on this lined paper, although it is believed a large quantity of this issue was lost due to the German bombing on London during World War II where a large holding was stored, Gibbs records only 24 unused examples, ex Marquess of Bute and "Mountrobeck", SG £1,000

E. 400-500
250
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146
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 146, Long Island - Pale Green Lined Paper (SG 4-6)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 6), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 6)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 6). Large margins, with blue crayon manuscript "N 20 MY 16" circular datestamp of Northend, thinned and creased, Very Fine appearance, particularly scarce in used condition, of the 60 printed, only ten used examples are recorded, it is believed a large quantity of this issue was lost due to the German bombing on London during World War II where a large holding was stored, SG £1,200

E. 300-400
325
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