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Sale 1236 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 25-27 May, 2021

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Category — Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti Collection

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2137
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2137, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1918-1922, 2sh-£1 King George V Key Plate, "Specimen" Overprint (49S-54S; SG 51bs-55s), BERMUDA, 1918-1922, 2sh-£1 King George V Key Plate, "Specimen" Overprint (49S-54S; SG 51bs-55s)BERMUDA, 1918-1922, 2sh-£1 King George V Key Plate, "Specimen" Overprint (49S-54S; SG 51bs-55s). Orignal gum, lightly hinged or h.r., fresh colors, 4sh with some album adhesions on gum, Fine-Very Fine, Scott $1,000.00, SG £900

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E. 300-400
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2138
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2138, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, King George V Key Plates, Break in Scroll (SG 52a, 53a, 88ga, 89a), BERMUDA, King George V Key Plates, Break in Scroll (SG 52a, 53a, 88ga, 89a)BERMUDA, King George V Key Plates, Break in Scroll (SG 52a, 53a, 88ga, 89a). Group of four different stamps, one with selvage at top, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh colors, Fine-Very Fine, SG £1,350

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E. 400-500
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2139
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2139, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1920, 5sh Green & Carmine Red on Pale Yellow, Watermark Inverted (SG 53dw), BERMUDA, 1920, 5sh Green & Carmine Red on Pale Yellow, Watermark Inverted (SG 53dw)BERMUDA, 1920, 5sh Green & Carmine Red on Pale Yellow, Watermark Inverted (SG 53dw). Original gum, lightly hinged, bold colors, Very Fine and scarce, SG £475

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E. 200-300
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2140
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2140, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1930, 2sh6p Grey Black & Pale Orange Vermilion on Grey Blue (SG 89h), BERMUDA, 1930, 2sh6p Grey Black & Pale Orange Vermilion on Grey Blue (SG 89h)BERMUDA, 1930, 2sh6p Grey Black & Pale Orange Vermilion on Grey Blue (SG 89h). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh colors in this scarce shade, well-centered, Very Fine, with 1990 Brandon certificate, SG £2,750

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E. 750-1,000
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2141
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2141, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1931, 2sh6p Black & Scarlet-Vermilion on Deep Blue, Nick in Top Right Scroll (SG 89jc), BERMUDA, 1931, 2sh6p Black & Scarlet-Vermilion on Deep Blue, Nick in Top Right Scroll (SG 89jc)BERMUDA, 1931, 2sh6p Black & Scarlet-Vermilion on Deep Blue, Nick in Top Right Scroll (SG 89jc). Position R. 3/12, original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich shade on fresh paper, Very Fine, SG £500

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E. 200-300
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2142
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2142, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1931, 2sh6p Black & Scarlet-Vermilion on Deep Blue, Break Through Scroll (SG 89jd), BERMUDA, 1931, 2sh6p Black & Scarlet-Vermilion on Deep Blue, Break Through Scroll (SG 89jd)BERMUDA, 1931, 2sh6p Black & Scarlet-Vermilion on Deep Blue, Break Through Scroll (SG 89jd). With selvage at top, position R. 1/9, original gum, h.r., excellent centering, Very Fine, SG £550

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E. 200-300
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2143
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2143, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1932, 2sh6p Black & Bright Orange Vermilion on Deep Blue, Break in Lines Below Left Scroll (SG 89ke), BERMUDA, 1932, 2sh6p Black & Bright Orange Vermilion on Deep Blue, Break in Lines Below Left Scroll (SG 89ke)BERMUDA, 1932, 2sh6p Black & Bright Orange Vermilion on Deep Blue, Break in Lines Below Left Scroll (SG 89ke). Position R. 4/9, beautifully struck "Hamilton, Bermuda 2 JUN 36" circular datestamp leaving variety clear, deep intense colors of this distinctive shade, exceptional centering

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE USED EXAMPLE OF THE RAREST KING GEORGE V KEY PLATE SHADE, EVEN MORE SO WITH THE BREAK IN LINES BELOW LEFT SCROLL VARIETY.

The Bermuda Key Plate varieties in used condition with clear cancels are themselves very rare. To find one on this sought-after 2sh6p shade is extraordinary.

With 2017 B.P.A. certificate. Unpriced in SG as used (£6,000 as unused). SG often prices used varieties, with a 20-30% increase over the unused value.

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E. 3,000-4,000
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2144
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2144, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1924, 10sh Green & Red on Pale Emerald, Break in Scroll (SG 92a), BERMUDA, 1924, 10sh Green & Red on Pale Emerald, Break in Scroll (SG 92a)BERMUDA, 1924, 10sh Green & Red on Pale Emerald, Break in Scroll (SG 92a). Position R. 1/12, original gum, h.r., intense shade on fresh paper, Very Fine, SG £800

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E. 300-400
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2145, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1930, Green & Red on Deep Emerald, Break Through Scroll (SG 92gd), BERMUDA, 1930, Green & Red on Deep Emerald, Break Through Scroll (SG 92gd)BERMUDA, 1930, Green & Red on Deep Emerald, Break Through Scroll (SG 92gd). Position R. 1/9, original gum, lightly hinged, excellent centering, bright and fresh, Very Fine, SG £850

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E. 200-300
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2146
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2146, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1942, 2sh Purple & Blue on Deep Blue, Broken Lower Right Scroll and Gash in Chin (SG 116ce-116cf), BERMUDA, 1942, 2sh Purple & Blue on Deep Blue, Broken Lower Right Scroll and Gash in Chin (SG 116ce-116cf)BERMUDA, 1942, 2sh Purple & Blue on Deep Blue, Broken Lower Right Scroll and Gash in Chin (SG 116ce-116cf). Two Mint N.H. examples, SG No. 116ce horizontal pair, right stamp the variety from position R. 5/12, No. 116cf from position R. 2/5, bold colors, Very Fine, the only two SG varieties found on this particular printing, SG £550

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E. 200-300
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2147
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2147, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1943, 2sh Purple & Deep Blue on Pale Blue, Shading Omitted from Top Right Scroll (SG 116db), BERMUDA, 1943, 2sh Purple & Deep Blue on Pale Blue, Shading Omitted from Top Right Scroll (SG 116db)BERMUDA, 1943, 2sh Purple & Deep Blue on Pale Blue, Shading Omitted from Top Right Scroll (SG 116db). Position R. 1/1, original gum, lightly hinged, rich colors, certificate mentions a small brown stain which is on the reverse only and is truly minor, otherwise Very Fine, the blank scroll is one of the rarest and most striking of all the Key Plate varieties which only occurred on the 1943 Printings of the 2sh and £1 values, with 2011 Murray Payne certificate, SG £2,000

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E. 500-750
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2148
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2148, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1943, 2sh Purple & Deep Blue on Pale Blue, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 116de), BERMUDA, 1943, 2sh Purple & Deep Blue on Pale Blue, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 116de)BERMUDA, 1943, 2sh Purple & Deep Blue on Pale Blue, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 116de). Position R. 5/12, original gum, lightly hinged, precise centering, bold colors, Very Fine, SG £700

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E. 200-300
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2149
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2149, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1943, 2sh Purple & Deep Blue on Pale Blue, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 116de), BERMUDA, 1943, 2sh Purple & Deep Blue on Pale Blue, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 116de)BERMUDA, 1943, 2sh Purple & Deep Blue on Pale Blue, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 116de). Position R. 5/12, neat "Air Mail" circular datestamp at bottom right leaving variety unobscured, well-centered, Very Fine, scarce as this printing was never officially despatched to Bermuda, SG £700

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E. 200-300
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2150
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2150, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1943, 2sh Purple & Deep Blue on Pale Blue, Gash in Chin (SG 116df), BERMUDA, 1943, 2sh Purple & Deep Blue on Pale Blue, Gash in Chin (SG 116df)BERMUDA, 1943, 2sh Purple & Deep Blue on Pale Blue, Gash in Chin (SG 116df). Position R. 2/5, original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, excellent colors, Very Fine and scarce, SG £850

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E. 300-400
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2151
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2151, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1942, 2sh6p Black & Red on Grey Blue, Broken Top Right Scroll and Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 117ad-117ae), BERMUDA, 1942, 2sh6p Black & Red on Grey Blue, Broken Top Right Scroll and Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 117ad-117ae)BERMUDA, 1942, 2sh6p Black & Red on Grey Blue, Broken Top Right Scroll and Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 117ad-117ae). Bottom right corner plate no. 1 selvage block of four, unused (no gum), bottom pair showing both varieties from positions R. 5/11-12, bright colors, Very Fine, an exceptionally rare positional plate block showing a combination of errors, SG value £5,500 as original gum singles

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E. 1,000-1,500
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2152
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2152, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1942, 2sh6p Black & Red on Gray Blue, Broken Top Right Scroll (SG 117ad), BERMUDA, 1942, 2sh6p Black & Red on Gray Blue, Broken Top Right Scroll (SG 117ad)BERMUDA, 1942, 2sh6p Black & Red on Gray Blue, Broken Top Right Scroll (SG 117ad). Position R. 5/11, beautiful centrally struck "Air Mail, Bermuda 30 Jun. 45" circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, scarce, especially with such a choice cancel, SG £1,100

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E. 500-750
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2153
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2153, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1943, 2sh6p Black & Red on Pale Blue, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 117be), BERMUDA, 1943, 2sh6p Black & Red on Pale Blue, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 117be)BERMUDA, 1943, 2sh6p Black & Red on Pale Blue, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 117be). Position R. 5/12, original gum, minute h.r., bold colors, Very Fine and scarce, SG £650

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E. 200-300
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2154
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2154, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1942, 5sh Dull Yellow Green & Red on Yellow, Broken Top Right Scroll (SG 118bd), BERMUDA, 1942, 5sh Dull Yellow Green & Red on Yellow, Broken Top Right Scroll (SG 118bd)BERMUDA, 1942, 5sh Dull Yellow Green & Red on Yellow, Broken Top Right Scroll (SG 118bd). Horizontal pair, right stamp the variety from position R. 5/11, original gum, minute h.r., bright colors, Very Fine and scarce, SG £1,575 as singles

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E. 400-500
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2155
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2155, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1942, 5sh Dull Yellow Green & Red on Yellow, Line Perf 14-1/4, Gash in Chin (SG 118bf), BERMUDA, 1942, 5sh Dull Yellow Green & Red on Yellow, Line Perf 14-1/4, Gash in Chin (SG 118bf)BERMUDA, 1942, 5sh Dull Yellow Green & Red on Yellow, Line Perf 14-1/4, Gash in Chin (SG 118bf). Position R. 2/5, original gum, lightly hinged, choice centering, intense colors and impression, Very Fine and choice, a scarce key plate variety, with 2018 R.P.S. certificate, SG £1,600

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E. 500-750
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2156
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2156, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1943, 5sh Pale Bluish Green & Carmine Red on Pale Yellow, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 118de), BERMUDA, 1943, 5sh Pale Bluish Green & Carmine Red on Pale Yellow, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 118de)BERMUDA, 1943, 5sh Pale Bluish Green & Carmine Red on Pale Yellow, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 118de). Mint N.H. with selvage at right, position R. 5/12, bright colors, thin in selvage of no consequence, Very Fine and scarce variety, with 2004 R.P.S. certificate, SG £1,100

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E. 400-500
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2157
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2157, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1943, 10sh Yellowish Green & Deep Carmine Red on Green, Gash in Chin (SG 119cf), BERMUDA, 1943, 10sh Yellowish Green & Deep Carmine Red on Green, Gash in Chin (SG 119cf)BERMUDA, 1943, 10sh Yellowish Green & Deep Carmine Red on Green, Gash in Chin (SG 119cf). Position 2/5, original gum, minor h.r., wonderfully fresh colors, excellent centering, Very Fine, a surprisingly elusive variety on the 10sh value, SG £3,000

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E. 750-1,000
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2158
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2158, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1944, 12sh6p Gray & Pale Orange, Ordinary Paper, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 120ce), BERMUDA, 1944, 12sh6p Gray & Pale Orange, Ordinary Paper, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 120ce)BERMUDA, 1944, 12sh6p Gray & Pale Orange, Ordinary Paper, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 120ce). Mint N.H. bottom right corner selvage single (hinged in selvage only), position R. 5/12, wonderfully bright and fresh colors, well-centered, Extremely Fine, a beautiful example of this scarce variety in pristine condition, with 2005 Brandon certificate, SG £2,250

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E. 750-1,000
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2159
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2159, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1947, 12sh6p Yellow & Gray, Perf 14 (127b; SG 120d), BERMUDA, 1947, 12sh6p Yellow & Gray, Perf 14 (127b; SG 120d)BERMUDA, 1947, 12sh6p Yellow & Gray, Perf 14 (127b; SG 120d). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, fresh color of this distinctive shade, additionally showing HPF No. 16a plate variety, well-centered, Very Fine and quite scarce, Scott $725.00, SG £600

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E. 200-300
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2160
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2160, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1947, 12sh6p Yellow & Gray, Perf 14 (127b; SG 120d), BERMUDA, 1947, 12sh6p Yellow & Gray, Perf 14 (127b; SG 120d)BERMUDA, 1947, 12sh6p Yellow & Gray, Perf 14 (127b; SG 120d). Neat St. Georges Jun. 6, 1950 circular datestamp, bright color of this distinctive shade, additionally showing HPF No. 40a and 40b plate varieties, Very Fine and scarce, Scott $600.00, SG £450

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E. 150-200
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2161
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2161, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1943, £1 Pale Purple & Black on Pale Red, Gash in Chin (SG 121bf), BERMUDA, 1943, £1 Pale Purple & Black on Pale Red, Gash in Chin (SG 121bf)BERMUDA, 1943, £1 Pale Purple & Black on Pale Red, Gash in Chin (SG 121bf). Position R. 2/5, original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered, intense colors and impression, Very Fine and choice, a desirable example of this scarce key plate variety, SG £2,250

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E. 500-750
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2162
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2162, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1943, £1 Deep Reddish Purple & Black on Pale Red, Shading Omitted from Top Right Scroll (SG 121cb), BERMUDA, 1943, £1 Deep Reddish Purple & Black on Pale Red, Shading Omitted from Top Right Scroll (SG 121cb)BERMUDA, 1943, £1 Deep Reddish Purple & Black on Pale Red, Shading Omitted from Top Right Scroll (SG 121cb). Position R. 1/1, original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally bright and fresh

VERY FINE. A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE RARE BLANK SCROLL VARIETY. ONE OF THE SCARCEST KING GEORGE VI KEY PLATE FLAW VARIETIES.

Only 95 were printed from the March 1943 printings of the 2sh6p and £1 values. SG £4,000

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E. 1,500-2,000
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2163, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1943, £1 Deep Reddish Purple & Black, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 121ce), BERMUDA, 1943, £1 Deep Reddish Purple & Black, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 121ce)BERMUDA, 1943, £1 Deep Reddish Purple & Black, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 121ce). Mint N.H., position R. 5/12, intense colors on bright paper clearly showing the variety, Very Fine example of this scarce plate variety, SG £1,800

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E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2164, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1943, £1 Deep Reddish Purple & Black, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 121ce), BERMUDA, 1943, £1 Deep Reddish Purple & Black, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 121ce)BERMUDA, 1943, £1 Deep Reddish Purple & Black, Broken Lower Right Scroll (SG 121ce). Position R. 5/12, original gum, barely hinged, excellent colors clearly showing the variety, precise centering, Very Fine and choice, a scarce variety, SG £1,800

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E. 400-500
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2165
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2165, Bermuda Key Plate Issues featuring the Steve Pacetti CollectionBERMUDA, 1951, £1 Violet & Black on Scarlet, Perf 13, Damaged Left Value Tablet (SG 121da), BERMUDA, 1951, £1 Violet & Black on Scarlet, Perf 13, Damaged Left Value Tablet (SG 121da)BERMUDA, 1951, £1 Violet & Black on Scarlet, Perf 13, Damaged Left Value Tablet (SG 121da). Mint N.H., position R. 1/11, deep intense colors on bright paper

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE KING GEORGE VI ONE-POUND WITH DAMAGED VALUE TABLET VARIETY.

This so-called "white island flaw" variety is the rarest of all the King George VI One Pound Key Plates, as it only occurred on part of the 1951 printing. It is also one of the most desirable, as the plate flaw is one of the most easily discernible.

SG £4,500

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2166
 
The Steve Pacetti Collection Balance of Bermuda King George VI Key Plate Issues. Containing 120 examples from the 2sh to £1 values, mostly unused but incl. nine used examples, few multiples such as pairs and blocks of four, wide range of shades, perforations, printings and neatly identified by SG number and highlighting various HPF flaws, many with positional selvage, overall quality above the norm and we notice quite a few in Mint N.H. condition, some highlights incl. SG Nos. 116cf (Gash in Chin), 118a-118b, 119, 119b (these four with Murray Payne certificates), 120 (Brownish gum), 120d, among others, the total catalogue value should approach £9,000

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E. 2,000-3,000
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