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Sale 1236 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

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Category — Great Britain - Officials

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2055
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2055, Great Britain - OfficialsGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p "V.R." Official (O1; SG V1), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p "V.R." Official (O1; SG V1)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p "V.R." Official (O1; SG V1). Lettered K-D, traces of original gum (certificate notes no gum though we clearly see traces), large to full margins all around, intense impression, stamp toned and soiled

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE "V.R." OFFICIAL. AN ICONIC GREAT BRITAIN OFFICIAL RARITY.

Right after these stamps were delivered, it was decided not to use this special stamp for government offices. All but 21 sheets were destroyed. Of these, 13 sheets were used on Postmaster's Notices and one sheet was sent to Roland Hill for cancellation experiments.

Signed E. Diena and A. Brun. With 2021 P.T.S. certificate. Scott $35,000.00. SG £20,000

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E. 4,000-5,000
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2056
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2056, Great Britain - OfficialsGREAT BRITAIN, 1885, 5sh I.R. Official (O8; SG O9), GREAT BRITAIN, 1885, 5sh I.R. Official (O8; SG O9)GREAT BRITAIN, 1885, 5sh I.R. Official (O8; SG O9). Lettered C-F, well-centered, intense color on bright paper, neat Belfast circular datestamp, a Very Fine and choice used example of this scarce official, with 1988 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $2,500.00, SG £2,500

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E. 750-1,000
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2057
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2057, Great Britain - OfficialsGREAT BRITAIN, 1890, 10sh Ultramarine, I.R. Official (O9; SG O10), GREAT BRITAIN, 1890, 10sh Ultramarine, I.R. Official (O9; SG O10)GREAT BRITAIN, 1890, 10sh Ultramarine, I.R. Official (O9; SG O10). Lettered D-E, crisp and centrally struck "Bradford, Yorks, DE 29, 96" circular datestamp, certificate notes "little soiled and faded at top" which is quite harsh, small pin hole, Very Fine appearance, a scarce used Official stamp, with 2021 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $3,600.00, SG £3,750

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E. 750-1,000
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2058
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2058, Great Britain - OfficialsGREAT BRITAIN, 1890, 10sh Ultramarine, I.R. Official, Overprinted in Blue-Black (O9 var; SG O10b), GREAT BRITAIN, 1890, 10sh Ultramarine, I.R. Official, Overprinted in Blue-Black (O9 var; SG O10b)GREAT BRITAIN, 1890, 10sh Ultramarine, I.R. Official, Overprinted in Blue-Black (O9 var; SG O10b). Lettered N-C, part original gum, h.r., bold color on bright paper

VERY FINE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-SHILLING I.R. OFFICIAL WITH BLUE-BLACK OVERPRINT. A MAJOR OFFICIAL RARITY.

With 2021 Wenvoe certificate. Unlisted in Scott. SG £12,500

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E. 3,000-4,000
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2059
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2059, Great Britain - OfficialsGREAT BRITAIN, 1885, £1 Brown Violet, Watermark Crowns, I.R. Official (O10; SG O11), GREAT BRITAIN, 1885, £1 Brown Violet, Watermark Crowns, I.R. Official (O10; SG O11)GREAT BRITAIN, 1885, £1 Brown Violet, Watermark Crowns, I.R. Official (O10; SG O11). Lettered E-A, lightly cancelled and partially removed blue crayon at left, thin spot and slightly discolored

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1885 ONE-POUND I.R. OFFICIAL WITH WATERMARK CROWNS. ONLY A SMALL HANDFUL ARE THOUGHT TO EXIST.

The first used example we have offered in at least 30 years. Signed Their and Champion. With 1985 B.P.A. certificate. Scott $31,500.00. SG £22,000

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E. 3,000-4,000
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2060
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2060, Great Britain - OfficialsGREAT BRITAIN, 1890, £1 Brown Violet, Watermark Three Orbs, I.R. Official, "Specimen" Overprint (O13S; SG O12s; SG Specialised L10s), GREAT BRITAIN, 1890, £1 Brown Violet, Watermark Three Orbs, I.R. Official, "Specimen" Overprint (O13S; SG O12s; SG Specialised L10s)GREAT BRITAIN, 1890, £1 Brown Violet, Watermark Three Orbs, I.R. Official, "Specimen" Overprint (O13S; SG O12s; SG Specialised L10s). With selvage at right, lettered Q-D, "Specimen" Ty. 11, brilliantly fresh, original gum, mild h.r., minute thin spot

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE "SPECIMEN" OVERPRINT ON THE 1890 ONE-POUND I.R. OFFICIAL WITH WATERMARK THREE ORBS. ONE OF THE RAREST GREAT BRITAIN "SPECIMEN" OVERPRINTS.

The "Specimen" is not only an affordable alternative to the issued stamp, a rarity that catalogues £100,000 (Scott $100,000.00), but it is a rare stamp in its own right, with only a handful in existence.

With 2021 B.P.A. certificate. SG £9,250

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E. 1,500-2,000
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2061
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2061, Great Britain - OfficialsGREAT BRITAIN, 1892, £1 Green I.R. Official (O15; SG O16), GREAT BRITAIN, 1892, £1 Green I.R. Official (O15; SG O16)GREAT BRITAIN, 1892, £1 Green I.R. Official (O15; SG O16). Lettered I-D, rich color, Liverpool Dec. 10, 1901 circular datestamp, certificate notes slight soiling which is quite harsh and small sealed tear at top, otherwise a Fine appearing example of this scarce used high value, with 2021 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $2,600.00, SG £2,500

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E. 500-750
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2062
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2062, Great Britain - OfficialsGREAT BRITAIN, 1901, 1sh Carmine Rose & Green I.R. Official (O18; SG O19), GREAT BRITAIN, 1901, 1sh Carmine Rose & Green I.R. Official (O18; SG O19)GREAT BRITAIN, 1901, 1sh Carmine Rose & Green I.R. Official (O18; SG O19). Original gum, h.r., well-centered, vignette color just slightly faded, otherwise a Very Fine appearing example of this rare Official, with 2021 Wenvoe certificate, Scott $4,400.00, SG £4,250

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E. 1,000-1,500
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2063
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2063, Great Britain - OfficialsGREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 5sh Carmine Rose I.R. Official (O24; SG O25), GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 5sh Carmine Rose I.R. Official (O24; SG O25)GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 5sh Carmine Rose I.R. Official (O24; SG O25). Excellent centering, deep color, light registry datestamps, bottom left corner perf with inconsequential tiny thin

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A PARTICULARLY ATTRACTIVE USED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1902 5-SHILLING I.R. OFFICIAL.

With 1985 B.P.A. certificate. Scott $10,500.00. SG £10,000

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E. 2,000-3,000
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2064
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2064, Great Britain - OfficialsGREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 9p Green Govt. Parcels Official (O29; SG O63), GREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 9p Green Govt. Parcels Official (O29; SG O63)GREAT BRITAIN, 1883, 9p Green Govt. Parcels Official (O29; SG O63). Lettered E-J, original gum, lightly hinged, excellent color which is uncharacteristic of this issue, Fine, with 2021 Wenvoe certificate, Scott $2,600.00, SG £2,750

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E. 750-1,000
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2065
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2065, Great Britain - OfficialsGREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 1sh Carmine Rose & Green Govt. Parcels Official (O43; SG O78), GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 1sh Carmine Rose & Green Govt. Parcels Official (O43; SG O78)GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 1sh Carmine Rose & Green Govt. Parcels Official (O43; SG O78). Original gum, lightly hinged, bold colors on fresh paper, Very Fine, a choice example of this scarce stamp, with 1982 Friedl certificate, Scott $1,350.00, SG £1,350

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E. 400-500
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2066
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2066, Great Britain - OfficialsGREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 1sh Carmine Rose & Green Govt. Parcels Official (O43; SG O78), GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 1sh Carmine Rose & Green Govt. Parcels Official (O43; SG O78)GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 1sh Carmine Rose & Green Govt. Parcels Official (O43; SG O78). Original gum, h.r., rich colors, well-centered, certificate notes "toned" though we see absolutely no trace of such, otherwise Very Fine, with 2021 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $1,350.00, SG £1,350

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E. 300-400
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2067
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2067, Great Britain - OfficialsGREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 10p Carmine Rose & Lilac, "O.W. Official" (O48; SG O35), GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 10p Carmine Rose & Lilac, "O.W. Official" (O48; SG O35)GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 10p Carmine Rose & Lilac, "O.W. Official" (O48; SG O35). Original gum, lightly hinged, certificate notes slightly soiled at top which is quite harsh, couple very minor toned spots on gum, Very Fine appearance, a rare unused example of this O.W. Official, with 2021 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $6,250.00, SG £7,250

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E. 1,000-1,500
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2068
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2068, Great Britain - OfficialsGREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 10p Carmine Rose & Lilac, "O.W. Official" (O48; SG O35), GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 10p Carmine Rose & Lilac, "O.W. Official" (O48; SG O35)GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 10p Carmine Rose & Lilac, "O.W. Official" (O48; SG O35). Well-centered, strong colors, neat Parliament St. circular datestamp, Very Fine, a difficult official stamp, especially in this choice used quality, with 1976 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $2,100.00, SG £2,250

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E. 500-750
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2069
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2069, Great Britain - OfficialsGREAT BRITAIN, 1903, 6p Dull Violet Army Official (O62; SG O52), GREAT BRITAIN, 1903, 6p Dull Violet Army Official (O62; SG O52)GREAT BRITAIN, 1903, 6p Dull Violet Army Official (O62; SG O52). Original gum, minor h.r., rich color, couple toned perf tips (mostly seen on reverse) and not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Very Fine and scarce, with 1985 R.P.S. certificate, Scott $3,250.00, SG £2,800

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E. 750-1,000
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2070
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2070, Great Britain - OfficialsGREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 2-1/2p Ultramarine Board of Education Official (O69; SG O85), GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 2-1/2p Ultramarine Board of Education Official (O69; SG O85)GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 2-1/2p Ultramarine Board of Education Official (O69; SG O85). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, also incl. -1/2p and 1p (O67-O68; SG O83-O84)

VERY FINE. A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 1902 2-1/2-PENCE BOARD OF EDUCATION OFFICIAL.

With 1986 B.P.A. set certificate. Scott $5,320.00. SG £5,210

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E. 2,000-3,000
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2071
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2071, Great Britain - OfficialsGREAT BRITAIN, 1903, 2p Green & Carmine Admiralty Official (O81; SG O110), GREAT BRITAIN, 1903, 2p Green & Carmine Admiralty Official (O81; SG O110)GREAT BRITAIN, 1903, 2p Green & Carmine Admiralty Official (O81; SG O110). Original gum, h.r., fresh color, certificate notes paper slightly toned which we feel is a bit harsh, otherwise Very Fine, with 1960 R.P.S. (not mentioning paper toning) and 2021 Wenvoe certificates, Scott $2,750.00, SG £2,700

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E. 750-1,000
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2072
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2072, Great Britain - OfficialsGREAT BRITAIN, 1903, 2-1/2p Ultramarine Admiralty Official (O82; SG O111), GREAT BRITAIN, 1903, 2-1/2p Ultramarine Admiralty Official (O82; SG O111)GREAT BRITAIN, 1903, 2-1/2p Ultramarine Admiralty Official (O82; SG O111). Original gum, h.r., certificate notes color slightly faded though we feel it is just a light shade, otherwise Very Fine and scarce, with 1979 B.P.A. (not noting color) and 2021 Wenvoe certificates, Scott $2,850.00, SG £2,900

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E. 750-1,000
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2073
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2073, Great Britain - OfficialsGREAT BRITAIN, 1903, 3p Violet on Yellow Admiralty Official (O83; SG O112), GREAT BRITAIN, 1903, 3p Violet on Yellow Admiralty Official (O83; SG O112)GREAT BRITAIN, 1903, 3p Violet on Yellow Admiralty Official (O83; SG O112). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright fresh colors, Very Fine, scarce to find in sound and original-gum condition, with 1976 P.F. and 2021 Wenvoe certificates, ex Lutwak, Scott $2,500.00, SG £2,600

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E. 1,000-1,500
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2074
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2074, Great Britain - OfficialsGREAT BRITAIN, Offices in China, 1917, 1c-$10.00 Overprints (1-16; SG 1-17), GREAT BRITAIN, Offices in China, 1917, 1c-$10.00 Overprints (1-16; SG 1-17)GREAT BRITAIN, Offices in China, 1917, 1c-$10.00 Overprints (1-16; SG 1-17). Original gum, lightly hinged or h.r., wonderfully fresh colors, 2c with minor corner crease (catalogues $8.00), Fine-Very Fine, Scott $2,534.00, SG £2,000

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E. 500-750
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