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Sale 1198 — The Dimitris Bertsimas Collection of Important Great Britain Stamps and Multiples

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 March, 2019

Category — Line Engraved Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3016°
ogbl
Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3016, Line Engraved IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1855, 2p Blue (SG Specialised F6(1); SG 34; Scott 17), GREAT BRITAIN, 1855, 2p Blue (SG Specialised F6(1); SG 34; Scott 17)GREAT BRITAIN, 1855, 2p Blue (SG Specialised F6(1); SG 34; Scott 17). Block of 30 with selvage at right and inscription "to remove the Cement.", Plate 5, lettered O-G to S-L, original gum, most stamps appear Mint N.H. with the exception of a couple h.r.'s at top, particularly fresh color on bright paper, the block also contains three constant varieties, P-K with "Double letter" [SG Spec. F6(1)e], P-J with dented frame above "P" [SG Spec. F6(1)f] and R-G and S-G showing colored roller flaw on "W" of "TWO" [listed as a footnote below F6(1)], small perf flaw on position S-G and couple minute toned spots

VERY FINE AND STUNNING MULTIPLE OF THE 2-PENCE PERFORATED 14 FROM PLATE 5. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THE ISSUE AND AN IMPORTANT PIECE FOR ANY LINE-ENGRAVED COLLECTOR OR EXHIBITOR.

Ex Fraser and Baillie. With 1983 B.P.A. certificate (not noting any faults). SG as six hinged blocks of four and six hinged singles £111,000, which only hints at the spectacularly rare nature of this multiple.

E. 50,000-60,000
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