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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 March, 2019

Category — Surface Printed Issues, 1855-80

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3038°
nhbl
Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3038, Surface Printed Issues, 1855-80GREAT BRITAIN, 1877, 4p Sage Green (SG Specialised J64; SG 153; Scott 70), GREAT BRITAIN, 1877, 4p Sage Green (SG Specialised J64; SG 153; Scott 70)GREAT BRITAIN, 1877, 4p Sage Green (SG Specialised J64; SG 153; Scott 70). Block of six, Mint N.H., Plate 15, lettered D-A to E-C, wonderfully fresh color on bright paper

FINE. A RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 4-PENCE IN SAGE GREEN FROM PLATE 15, ESPECIALLY SO IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

Plate 15 was originally used to print the 4p Vermilion beginning in 1875 before the change of color the following year. Due to the shorter span of life in printing the Sage Green, Plate 15 is slightly rarer than Plate 16.

Ex Baillie. With 1989 B.P.A. certificate. SG as hinged block and two singles £10,800

E. 5,000-7,500
4,750
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