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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
3041°
ogbl
Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3041, Surface Printed Issues, 1855-80GREAT BRITAIN, 1867, 6p Lilac (SG Specialised J75(1); SG 104; Scott 50), GREAT BRITAIN, 1867, 6p Lilac (SG Specialised J75(1); SG 104; Scott 50)GREAT BRITAIN, 1867, 6p Lilac (SG Specialised J75(1); SG 104; Scott 50). Block of four with interpanneau gutter selvage with "PRICE. 6 Pence per Label" inscription at bottom and wing margin at left, Plate 6, lettered N-E to O-F, slightly crackly original gum, minor hinge sliver between top pair reinforcing perfs, fresh color, horizontal crease thru gutter selvage

FINE POSITIONAL BLOCK OF THE 6-PENCE LILAC FROM PLATE 6, ESPECIALLY RARE AS A MULTIPLE OF ANY SIZE.

The rarity of a block is shown by the over 50% premium in catalogue value in the SG Specialised (four singles catalogue £7,200). Ex Harrison-Cripps and Baillie. With 1970 R.P.S. certificate mistakenly identifying this block as SG 97. SG £11,000.

E. 4,000-5,000
2,500
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