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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 March, 2019

Category — De La Rue High Values

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3064°
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Sale Number 1198, Lot Number 3064, De La Rue High ValuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1878, 10sh Greenish Grey (SG Specialised J124; SG 128; Scott 74), GREAT BRITAIN, 1878, 10sh Greenish Grey (SG Specialised J124; SG 128; Scott 74)GREAT BRITAIN, 1878, 10sh Greenish Grey (SG Specialised J124; SG 128; Scott 74). Plate 1, lettered H-B, original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered for this issue, intense shade and sharp impression, minute surface mark just below "P" of "Postage" which is barely detectible (not even mentioned on accompanying certificate)

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS IMMENSE GREAT BRITAIN RARITY -- THE 1878 10-SHILLING GREENISH GREY. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES KNOWN.

While used examples are available, original-gum examples are rarely encountered. When offered unused copies are offered, they invariably have major faults, including repairs and/or regumming. This is the first example we have offered unused, in any condition, since keeping computerized records.

Ex Baillie. With 1986 B.P.A. certificate. SG £60,000. Scott $60,000.00.

E. 30,000-40,000
18,000
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