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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4610 image1862 (Sept 9): 6 d. deep lilac, Plate 3, wmk. Emblems, lettered BD, an imperforate Imprimatur, large margins all round, of superb colour and large part og. Rare, just 25 stamps were removed from the Imprimatur sheet. A magnificent stamp of perfect pedigree. Cert. RPSL (2008) Gi J71 = £ 4'500.rnProvenance: Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Spink, London, 3 Dec 2008, lot 249. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4611 image1864 (April 20): 6 d. lilac, Plate 4, wmk. Emblems, with Hairlines, lettered AC, an imperforate Imprimatur with large margins all round and sheet marginal at top, fresh and very fine, large part og. Just 22 examples removed from the Imprimatur sheet. Rare Gi J72 = £ 4'800.rnProvenance: Collection Heinz Reck, Phillips, London, 7 April 1994, lot 222. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF800.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4612 image1862 (Dec 1): 6 d. lilac, Plate 3, wmk. Emblems, lettered GG, an unused example of excellent colour, well centred, redistributed large part og. Rare and superb. Cert. BPA (2020) Gi J71(2) = £ 2'200.rnProvenance: Bonhams, London, 19 Dec 2006, lot 285. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF420.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4613 image1864 (April 20): 6 d. lilac, Plate 4, wmk. Emblems upright, with Hairlines, lettered DL, an unused example variety "Imperforate", large margins all round, fresh and very fine, unused without gum. A very rare stamp: especially so with upright watermark - Galland & Louis in 'Surface Printed Stamps' record just 12 examples. Cert. RPSL (1989) Gi J72g = £ 4'750 / Gi 85Eb = £ 3'500.rnProvenance: RL, London, 12 Jan 1988, lot 396. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4613A image1862 (Jan): 9 d. bistre, pl. 2, lettered RF overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 6) in black, applied at top of Postal Notice alongside "Circular to Postmasters who obliterate Postage Stamps", with additional 4 d. bright red, pl. 3, overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 5) in black, headed NEW POSTAGE STAMPS OF THE VALUE OF NINEPENCE, AND ALTERATION IN THE COLOUR OF THE FOURPENNY STAMP, stating "On 15th instant (January) and thenceforth, Postage Stamps of the value of Ninepence will be issued...Enclosed is also a Specimen of a newly coloured Fourpenny Stamp" with "Rowland Hill, Secretary" at base. Minor staining near the adhesives but a delightful Postal Notice in much above average condition Gi J52t + J92s.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Douglas Latto, Phillips, London, 22 Oct 1992, lot 67. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,400.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4614 imageAbnormal 1862 (May): 9 d. bistre, Hairlines, Plate 3, wmk. Emblems, lettered TJ, a used example of outstanding colour, neatly cancelled by "75" numeral obliterator of Birmingham leaving the Hairlines clear. Ironed vertical bend and blunt perf. thin at top but an extremely rare stamp: just 57 examples exist of which 11 are unused. Signed Holcombe. Cert. BPA (2020) Gi J93 = £ 13'000/Gi 88 = £ 13'500.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 5-7 July 1976, lot 115; Corinphila, sale 80, Zurich, 24-31 March 1990, lot 4947. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF3,600.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4615 imageAbnormal 1862: 1 s. green, Plate 2 = Plate 3, wmk. Emblems upright, with Hairlines, lettered AG, an unused example variety "Imperforate", good to large margins all round, minor corner bend not affecting the appearance, of fine colour and superb, large part og. Rare, Galland & Louis in 'Surface Printed Stamps' record just 8 examples Gi J102a = £ 7'000.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Douglas Latto, Phillips, London, 22 Oct 1994, ex lot 90. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,900.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4616 image1862 (Dec 1): 1 s. green, Plate 1 = Plate 2, wmk. Emblems, lettered RH and QH, used on 1864 cover endorsed 'via Southampton' to Arequipa, Peru tied by 'Liverpool / 466' duplexes (Nov 1). Fine double PANAMA British P.O. cds of transit (Nov 24) on front and reverse with dotted "YSLAI" handstamp in black and manuscript docketing of receipt (Dec 9). A fresh and fine entire carried at under ½ ounce rate. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF700.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4617 image1865 (March 1): 3 d. rose, plate 4, wmk. Emblems, lettered CH, an unused example of good colour and perfs. with two sides cut by scissors, minor ironed vertical bend not apparent on face, large part og. A scarce stamp unused Gi J28 = £ 2'500. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4618 image1867: Die Proof pulled for the Paris Exhibition, 4 d. vermilion in issued colour, imperforate on thick card paper (37 x 37.5 mm.), without Corner Letter and Plate Numbers. Exceptionally attractive and extremely rare Gi = £ 7'000.rnProvenance: Phillips, London, 2 Nov 1989, lot 73. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4619 image1865 (July 4): 4 d. deep vermilion, Plate 10, wmk. Large Garter, lettered DL, an unused example, marginal from right of sheet with imprint '4d. per Label', minor gum wrinkles but of fresh bright colour and large part og. A most attractive stamp Gi J57 = £ 825.rnProvenance: Andrew G. Lajer list, Dec 2005, lot 83. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF440.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4620 image1865 (July 4): 4 d. vermilion, Plate 11, wmk. Large Garter, lettered AJ-AL / CJ-CL, an unused block of nine from top right hand corner of the sheet, with Plate Number "11" at top and "Crown / POSTAGE / 4d." in blue in margin (the margin extends downwards with 'PRICE - 4d. per Label' imprint), of vibrant bright colour, perfect centering and superb, large part or unmounted og. BL with thin and folded between the stamps but a magnificent and choice multiple Gi J58 = £ 6'325.rnProvenance: Collection Howard O. Fraser, Spink, London, 7 Nov 2001, lot 671; Andrew G. Lajer list, Spring 2010. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF4,200.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4621 image1865 (July 4): 4 d. vermilion, Plate 12, wmk. Large Garter, lettered CA-CC / FA-FC, a used block of nine, marginal from left of sheet with imprint '(R)ow of Six. £ 1 per Sheet of Sixt(y)', all neatly cancelled by single ring "Buxton" datestamps (June 21, 1872) in black. One or two wrinkles of no significance, a charming and attractive multiple Gi J59 = £ 800.rnProvenance: ¨Collection Maurice Burrus, Shanahan sale 102, Dublin, June 5-6 1959; Collection 'Maximus', Sale 1, SG, London, 5-6 Feb 1970, lot 458. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,200.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4622 image1865 (July 4): 4 d. vermilion, Plate 12, wmk. Large Garter, lettered SK-Sl / TK-TL, an unused Imperforate block of four, good margins all round, marginal from lower right corner of the sheet with Current number "321", overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 6) over two stamps, of fine fresh colour, minor wrinkles on superb large part or unmounted og. Gi J59s = £ 2'300.rnProvenance: Collection 'Koh-i-Nor', Harmers, London, 8 July 2003, lot 22.rnNote: It should be noted that all 4 d. plate 12 imperforate Specimens emanate from the same sheet. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF800.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4623 image1865 (March 7): 6 d. lilac, Plate 6, with hyphen, two examples used with single 4 d. bright vermilion, Plate 10, on 1869 cover endorsed 'via Marseilles' to Hong Kong, China, all tied by "Brunswick Star" Edinburgh / 131 duplexes in black (Jan 14). Reverse with London cds (Jan 15) and circular HONG-KONG / MARINE SORTER / SINGAPORE TO HONG KONG datestamp (Feb 18/23) in black. The cover sensibly opened for Exhibit display, very rare and most attractive. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF850.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4624 image1865 (Jan 4): 6 d. deep lilac, Plate 5, with hyphen, wmk. Emblems, lettered AI, an imperforate Imprimatur, large margins all round, fresh deep shade and very fine, large part og. Rare, just 21 stamps removed from the Imprimatur sheet Gi J73 = £ 3'800.rnProvenance: Collection Harold Fisher, Phillips, London, 22-23 Sept 1983, lot 607; Collection Christopher beresford, Sotheby's London, 24 Nov 1987, lot 415. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF800.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4625 image1865 (Oct 30): 9 d. straw, Plate 4, wmk. Emblems, lettered CA, an unused example of deep colour, minor corner bend not detracting from the fine appearance, large part og. Gi J94 = £ 4'500.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 24 April 2003, lot 733. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF2,200.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4626 image1872 (Feb 29): 3 d. rose, Plate 8, wmk. Spray, lettered SL, an imperforate Imprimatur, marginal from right of sheet with large margins all round, fresh and very fine, large part og. Just 22 stamps were removed from the Imprimatur sheet. Rare Gi J33 = £ 2'500.rnProvenace: Collection Harold Fisher, Phillips, London, 22-23 Sept 1983, lot 632; Phillips, London, 2 Nov 1989, lot 86. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4627 image1869 (March 8): 6 d. dull violet, Plate 8, without hyphen, wmk. Spray, lettered QA, a used example, variety "Imperforate", large margins all round, neatly cancelled by complete strike of "BO1" obliterator of Alexandria, Egypt in black (or probably a Trial cancellation applied at Somerset House). An outstanding example of a very rare stamp Gi J76c = £ 4'500 / Gi 109a = £ 5'000.rnProvenance: Collection Egly, RL, Bournemouth, 2 July 1952, lot 100; Collection 'Cicurel', Harmers, London, 19-21 June 1961, lot 736; Harmers, London 30 June 1969, lot 961; Collection Dr. Douglas Latto, Phillips, London, 22 Oct 1992, lot 162.rnNote: For further information, see the 'GB Journal', July 1970, for an article by Douglas Latto who believed these were Trial cancellations.rnThe Karl Louis Card Index records three copies lettered QA which lends credence to Latto's argument. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,100.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4628 image1867 (March 8): 6 d. mauve, Plate 9, without hyphen, wmk. Spray, lettered RH, an unused imperforate example on 'Dr. Perkins' deeply blued paper, large margins all round, vertical crease in right margin only, large part og. The adjoining examples, lettered RG is in the National Postal Museum and SH is housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A fresh and fine example of this scarce Trial Gi J77d = £ 2'800.rnProvenance: Collection Heinz Reck, Phillips, London, 2 Nov 1994, lot 435. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM

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