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Sale 1220 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 21 May, 2020

Category — Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
194
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 194, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper, Ten Frame Colons at Sides (SG 23 var), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper, Ten Frame Colons at Sides (SG 23 var)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper, Ten Frame Colons at Sides (SG 23 var). Carbon copy, plate 6, pos. 24, without gum as issued, mostly large margins all around, showing ten colons at sides causing a noticeably "taller" stamp, small thin spot, Very Fine appearance, only 72 carbon examples were printed (plus 24 top impressions) and 30 remainders destroyed (some may have been top impressions), Gibbs records only thirteen unused examples, four of which are from the bottom row with the ten frame colons (other three are a strip, ex "Mountrobeck") which was caused by a paper slippage resulting in the stamps measuring around 42-43mm rather than the normal 38-39mm, SG £700 as normal

E. 400-500
650
195
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 195, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 23), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 23)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 23). Carbon copy, horizontal pair, plate 6, pos. 18-19, without gum as issued, large to full margins, left stamp with minor vertical crease, otherwise Very Fine and rare, only 72 carbon examples were printed (plus 24 top impressions) and 30 remainders destroyed (some may have been top impressions), Gibbs records only thirteen unused examples, one of only two multiples recorded (the other a strip of three, ex "Mountrobeck"), SG value as singles £1,400

E. 500-750
1,000
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196
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 196, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 23), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 23)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 23). Plate 6, ample to clear margins, neat manuscript blue crayon "N 26 MY 16" circular datestamp of Northend, small corner crease, otherwise Fine and rare, only 72 carbon examples were printed (plus 24 top impressions) and 30 remainders destroyed (some may have been top impressions), Gibbs records only three used examples, one of which is uncancelled on cover, ex "Mountrobeck", undervalued in Stanley Gibbons based on the quantity recorded, SG £1,100

E. 500-750
1,500
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197
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 197, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Thin Wove Paper, Ten Frame Colons at Sides (SG 25 var), LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Thin Wove Paper, Ten Frame Colons at Sides (SG 25 var)LONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Thin Wove Paper, Ten Frame Colons at Sides (SG 25 var). Plate 6, pos. 24, without gum as issued, mostly large margins all around, showing ten colons at sides causing a noticeably "taller" stamp, mild horizontal bend, Very Fine appearance, only 24 carbon examples were printed and no remainders destroyed, Gibbs records only sixteen unused examples, only three examples of which are from the bottom row with the ten frame colons (other two are contained in a block of four, ex "Mountrobeck") which was caused by a paper slippage resulting in the stamps measuring around 42-43mm rather than the normal 38-39mm, SG £1,900 as normal

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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198
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 198, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 26), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 26)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 26). Bottom margin plate no. 12 single, pos. 22, without gum as issued, large margins, light paper wrinkles and right and horizontal crease in bottom margin, Very Fine appearance, only 72 examples were printed with 24 remainders destroyed, Gibbs records only sixteen unused examples, all three plate nos. are recorded as pairs (ex "Mountrobeck" and ex Siegel Sale 1194, Lot 2383), SG £1,200 without any premium for plate no.

E. 400-500
550
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199
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 199, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 26), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 26)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 26). Plate 12, without gum as issued, large to full margins, Very Fine, only 72 examples were printed with 24 remainders destroyed, Gibbs records only sixteen unused examples, most of which are tied up in multiples, SG £1,200

E. 400-500
650
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200
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 200, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Red on Thin Wove Paper (SG 27), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Red on Thin Wove Paper (SG 27)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Red on Thin Wove Paper (SG 27). Plate 12, pos. 17, large margins, tied on small piece by two partial manuscript blue crayon "N 18 MY 16" circular datestamps of Northend, showing the "L" of "Long" doubled, vertical creasing at right, Very Fine appearance, only 24 examples were printed with no remainders destroyed, Gibbs records only ten used examples, this as the unique example with the Double "L", ex "Mountrobeck", SG £2,500 with no premium for variety

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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201
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 201, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 30), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 30)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 30). Carbon copy, block of sixteen with plate no. 1 at top left comprising the top four rows of a sheet, pos. 1-4/5-8/9-12/13-16, without gum as issued, pos. 10 showing short "T" in "Two", couple small faults incl. horizontal crease thru bottom row, pos. 3 with two pinholes and some toning from improper housing mainly affecting left margin and first column plus pos. 7 and 11

FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THE 2-PENCE ON WOVE PAPER IN PRIVATE HANDS. THIS MULTIPLE COMPRISES ABOUT A THIRD OF THE CARBON EXAMPLES AVAILABLE.

A total of 120 carbon examples were printed (plus 48 top impressions) with 31 remainders destroyed (likely a mixture of impressions). Gibbs records about 70 unused examples which incl. a sheet of 24 from plate 2 in the National Postal Museum. Therefore, this is the largest multiple in private hands of either impression, the next largest a block of eight (ex "Mountrobeck").

Ex "Mountrobeck". SG value as singles £8,800

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
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202
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 202, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 30), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 30)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 30). Carbon copy, margins to in at top right, neat manuscript blue crayon "N 22 MY 16" circular datestamp of Northend, missing piece at top right and two small pinholes, Fine appearance, despite the faults, this is the only recorded used carbon copy example recorded by Gibbs, only one top impression example has been recorded (on cover, ex "Mountrobeck"), a major rarity and undervalued in Stanley Gibbons as such, ex "Mountrobeck", SG £1,100

E. 500-750
300
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203
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 203, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper, Initialed in Red Ink (SG 30c), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper, Initialed in Red Ink (SG 30c)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper, Initialed in Red Ink (SG 30c). Plate 1, pos. 4, without gum as issued, large margins, thin spot at top mostly in margin but just touching dotted frame, Very Fine appearance, only one sheet of 24 were initialed in red and unknown whether any remainders were destroyed, only nine unused examples recorded by Gibbs (one in Royal Collection), due to the red ink bleed caused by the paper, the rest of the printing was done in black crayon, SG £2,750

E. 750-1,000
700
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204
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 204, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper, Initialed in Red Ink (SG 30c), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper, Initialed in Red Ink (SG 30c)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Black on Thin Wove Paper, Initialed in Red Ink (SG 30c). Plate 1, without gum as issued, balanced margins, slight water staining at top and affecting red ink, light bend mostly in margin at top right, Fine appearance, only one sheet of 24 were initialed in red and unknown whether any remainders were destroyed, only nine unused examples recorded by Gibbs (one in Royal Collection), due to the red ink bleed caused by the paper, the rest of the printing was done in black crayon, SG £2,750

E. 500-750
275
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205
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 205, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Mauve on Thin Wove Paper (SG 31), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Mauve on Thin Wove Paper (SG 31)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Mauve on Thin Wove Paper (SG 31). Top left plate no. 1 corner margin single, pos. 1, without gum as issued, minute hinge thin, horizontal crease confined to top margin only, Very Fine appearance, only 96 were printed with eight remainders destroyed, Gibbs records about 30 unused examples and one of only two plate nos. possible, ex "Mountrobeck", SG £550 without premium for plate no.

E. 300-400
450
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206
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 206, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Mauve on Thin Wove Paper (SG 31), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Mauve on Thin Wove Paper (SG 31)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Mauve on Thin Wove Paper (SG 31). Horizontal strip of four, plate 1, pos. 17-20, without gum as issued, pos. 17 showing "G.R.I." shifted to left and pos. 18 showing the "L" of "Long" doubled, minor bends as often seen, otherwise Very Fine and rare multiple, only 96 were printed with eight remainders destroyed, Gibbs records about 30 unused examples with this as the largest recorded multiple (one other strip is recorded), two of each variety was printed and the former is the only example recorded, ex "Mountrobeck", SG value as singles £2,200

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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207
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 207, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Mauve on Thin Wove Paper (SG 31), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Mauve on Thin Wove Paper (SG 31)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2p Mauve on Thin Wove Paper (SG 31). Full margins, clear manuscript blue crayon "N 22 MY 16" circular datestamp of Northend, couple minute pinholes, small central stain and mild corner crease, Very Fine appearance, only 96 were printed with eight remainders destroyed, Gibbs records only six used examples, undervalued in Stanley Gibbons based on quantity of those recorded, SG £750

E. 400-500
800
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208
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 208, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 32), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 32)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 32). Top impression, horizontal strip of four from the bottom row of plate 2, pos. 21-24, without gum as issued, pos. 21 showing "Long Island" shifted to left, pos. 24 with extra stop outside right frame, pos. 21 with light thin, pos. 24 with minor bend, light horizontal band of toning from improper housing

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A REMARKABLE MULTIPLE WHICH CONTAINS FOUR OF THE SIX UNUSED EXAMPLES IN PRIVATE HANDS OF THE 2-1/2-PENCE ON WOVE PAPER FROM THE TOP IMPRESSION.

Only one sheet of 24 was printed of the top impression. It is unknown if any of the remainders destroyed were from the top impression. Gibbs records only seven unused examples with one of those in the Royal Collection. This is the only recorded multiple.

Ex "Mountrobeck". SG value as singles £4,400 with no premium as top impression (SG doesn't distinguish between the two types)

E. 1,500-2,000
2,800
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209
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 209, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 32), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 32)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 32). Top impression, plate 2, pos. 1, cancelled on small piece by manuscript blue crayon "N 20 MY 16" circular datestamp of Northend, showing variety three brackets in frame at bottom, piece of stamp overlapping at right, Very Fine and rare, a total of 96 examples were printed with 29 remainders destroyed (unknown if any included top impressions), only one top impression sheet of 24 was printed, Gibbs records only five used examples (which incl. a cover in the National Postal Museum) with this as the unique example with the three brackets variety in Black, ex "Mountrobeck", SG £1,300 with no premium as top impression (SG doesn't distinguish between the two types) or variety

E. 500-750
1,500
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210
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 210, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 32), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 32)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 32). Top impression, two singles once comprising a pair from plate 2, pos. 13-14, each with manuscript blue crayon circular datestamp of Northend, pos. 13 dated May 20, pos. 14 dated May 22, each with faults incl. pinholes and toned spots, Very Fine appearance, a total of 96 examples were printed with 29 remainders destroyed (unknown if any included top impressions), only one top impression sheet of 24 was printed, Gibbs records only five used examples (which incl. a cover in the National Postal Museum), SG £2,600 as singles with no premium as top impression (SG doesn't distinguish between the two types)

E. 500-750
425
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211
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 211, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 32), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 32)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 32). Carbon copy, plate 2, without gum as issued, large margins, Very Fine, only 72 carbon copy examples were printed (plus an additional 24 top impressions) with 29 remainders destroyed, Gibbs records only fifteen unused examples, signed Stanley Gibbons, SG £1,100

E. 400-500
600
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212
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 212, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Blue on Thin Wove Paper (SG 33), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Blue on Thin Wove Paper (SG 33)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Blue on Thin Wove Paper (SG 33). Plate 2, pos. 24, without gum as issued, mostly large margins incl. sheet margin at right, showing additional dot outside frame at right

VERY FINE AND RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-1/2-PENCE BLUE ON WOVE PAPER. ONLY TEN EXAMPLES IN ANY CONDITION ARE AVAILABLE IN PRIVATE HANDS.

Only one sheet of 24 was printed with no remainders destroyed. All examples are recorded though fourteen are institutionalized with a block of twelve in the National Postal Museum and pair in the Royal Collection. Of the ten in private hands, four are contained in a block (ex "Mountrobeck"). This is the unique example showing the extra dot outside frame.

Ex "Mountrobeck". SG £3,500

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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213
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 213, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Mauve on Thin Wove Paper (SG 34), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Mauve on Thin Wove Paper (SG 34)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Mauve on Thin Wove Paper (SG 34). Plate 2, without gum as issued, large balanced margins, showing extended frame at top left, barest trace of toned band, otherwise Very Fine, only one sheet of 24 was printed with no remainders destroyed, six unused examples recorded by Gibbs with one in the Royal Collection, SG £3,500

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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214
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 214, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35). Top impression, plate 2, pos. 23, without gum as issued, large margins, showing doubled "L" of "Long", slightly doubling of "I" in "G.R.I." and without period, Very Fine, top impressions are rare with only 48 printed versus 144 carbon copies, it is unknown if any remainders were destroyed, Gibbs records only ten unused examples from the top impression with this as the only example with this variety, with 1990 Holcombe certificate, SG £550 with no premium for top impression (SG doesn't distinguish between the two impression types) or variety

E. 300-400
375
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215
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 215, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35). Top impression, plate 2, pos. 11, without gum as issued, large to full margins, showing question mark in bottom right margin, Very Fine, top impressions are rare with only 48 printed versus 144 carbon copies, it is unknown if any remainders were destroyed, Gibbs records only ten unused examples from the top impression, SG £550 with no premium for top impression (SG doesn't distinguish between the two impression types)

E. 200-300
425
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216
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 216, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35). Carbon copy, bottom margin plate no. 2 horizontal strip of four, pos. 21-24, without gum as issued, pos. 22 showing no gap between "Postage" and "&" and pos. 23 showing doubled "L" of "Long", slight doubling of "I" in "G.R.I." and without period, horizontal crease in bottom margin and faintest trace of toned band from improper storage, otherwise Very Fine and rare multiple, 144 carbon copy examples printed (plus 48 top impressions) with 40 remainders destroyed, Gibbs records 66 unused examples with only three plate no. examples possible, SG value as singles £2,200 with no premium for plate no.

E. 1,000-1,500
700
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217
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 217, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35). Carbon copy, bottom left plate no. 2 corner margin block of four with extra large sheet margin at bottom, pos. 17-18/21-22, without gum as issued, pos. 22 showing no gap between "Postage" and "&", bottom pair with mild horizontal bend, otherwise Very Fine and rare multiple, 144 carbon copy examples printed (plus 48 top impressions) with 40 remainders destroyed, Gibbs records 66 unused examples with only three plate no. examples possible, ex "Mountrobeck", SG value as singles £2,200 with no premium for plate no.

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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218
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 218, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35). Carbon copy, block of eight consisting of the first two rows of sheet, plate 2, pos. 1-4/5-8, without gum as issued, pos. 1 showing no space between "R" and "I" and semicolon in left frame, pos. 7 with extra colon in right frame, creasing mostly in top margin, small ink stain in top margin and light toning band from improper storage, Fine appearance, a total of 144 carbon copy examples were printed (plus 48 top impressions) with 40 remainders destroyed, Gibbs records 66 unused examples with this as the largest recorded multiple, one other block of eight is recorded (see Lot 221), ex "Mountrobeck", SG value as singles £4,400

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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219
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 219, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper (SG 35). Carbon copy, mostly large margins, tied to small piece by manuscript blue crayon "N ? MY 16" circular datestamp of Northend, overlapping part of another stamp, Very Fine and very rare, 144 carbon copy examples printed (plus 48 top impressions) with 40 remainders destroyed, Gibbs records only five used examples which incl. a strip of three (ex "Mountrobeck") of either impression type, undervalued in Stanely Gibbons as such, ex "Mountrobeck", SG £1,100

E. 500-750
800
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220
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 220, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper, "Rvenne &" for "Revenue" Error (SG 35a), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper, "Rvenne &" for "Revenue" Error (SG 35a)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper, "Rvenne &" for "Revenue" Error (SG 35a). Carbon copy, plate 3, pos. 13, without gum as issued, balanced margins, minor creasing

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 6-PENCE BLACK ON WOVE WITH THE "RVENNE &" FOR "REVENUE" ERROR. OF THE THREE PRINTED, ONLY TWO EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED.

This occurred on pos. 13 from plate 3 and only three sheets were printed. Of the three possible, just two examples are recorded. The other example is contained in a block of four (ex "Mountrobeck") and is also affected by creasing.

Ex Marquess of Bute. SG £6,000

E. 2,000-3,000
1,100
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221
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 221, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper, "PENCC" Error (SG 35c), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper, "PENCC" Error (SG 35c)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Black on Thin Wove Paper, "PENCC" Error (SG 35c). Carbon copy, block of eight consisting of third and fourth row of sheet, plate 2, pos. 9-12/13-16, without gum as issued, pos. 10 showing "PENCC" error, pos. 11 and 15 with question marks at bottom right and top left corner respectively, light bend thru four stamps incl. error and toned band at left affecting first vertical pair

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THE 6-PENCE ON WOVE AND ONE OF ONLY TWO EXAMPLES OF THE "PENCC" VARIETY RECORDED.

A total of 144 carbon copy examples were printed (plus 48 top impressions) with 40 remainders destroyed. Gibbs records 66 unused examples with this as one of two blocks of eight recorded (the other example is Lot 218). Of the three possible "PENCC" errors printed, two are recorded (the other in a block of four).

Ex "Mountrobeck". SG value as singles £8,850

E. 3,000-4,000
5,000
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222
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 222, Long Island - Thin Wove Paper Issue (SG 23-36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Blue on Thin Wove Paper (SG 36), LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Blue on Thin Wove Paper (SG 36)LONG ISLAND, 1916, 6p Blue on Thin Wove Paper (SG 36). Bottom plate no. 2 sheet margin single, pos. 22, without gum as issued, large margins, additionally showing no gap between "Postage" and "&", horizontal bend in bottom margin and couple shallow thins, Very Fine appearance and unique from plate 2, only two sheets of 24 were printed (48 total) with an unknown amount of remainders destroyed, leaving the possibility of only two plate number examples from each plate used, the plate 3 was offered in our Sale 1194, Lot 2396, Gibbs records a total of 37 unused examples known, SG £2,500 with no premium for plate no.

E. 1,000-1,500
700
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223
 
Long Island Forgery Reference Collection. 44 items, most of which are neatly mounted on handwritten exhibit pages and posing no issue with differentiation between these and genuine examples, also incl. three loose forgeries which are slightly more dangerous in nature but on different paper and cancels than those of the issued stamps, Fine and interesting ephemera for the specialist

E. 200-300
400
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