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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4649 image1878 (Aug 8): Plate Proof for the 10 s. value, imperforate, lettered BH, printed in black on thick slightly toned wove paper, horizontal crease not affecting the appearance, a rare and most appealing Proof of which the K. Louis Card Index recorded of only five plate proofs lettered AJ, BH, BI, FH and GH. Gi J124 = £ 3'000.rnProvenance: Collection S.H. Carter, Harmer London 4-5 Feb. 1946, lot 124; Phillips 4-5 Sept. 1986, lot 616; Collection Wade, Phillips 20 March 1997, lot 196. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4650 image1878: Colour Trial Proof for the 10 s. value, wmk. Maltese Cross, imperforate, lettered DH, printed in greenish-grey (as issued), large margins all round and sheet margin at base with 'TEN' imprint, overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 9) in black, fresh and fine, some wrinkles on large part og. Scarce and most attractive Gi J124 = £ 2'400.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 26 Jan 1994, lot 808. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF700.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4651 image1878: Colour Trial Proof for the 10 s. value, wmk. Maltese Cross, imperforate, lettered AA-AB, printed in bistre, a horizontal pair from top left of sheet with Current Number "559" in margin and POSTAGE' imprint alongside "Crown / POSTAGE / 10s. 0d" in red, overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 9) in black. Fresh and very fine, minor wrinkles on unmounted og. A most attractive Trial Gi J124 = £ 4'800. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,800.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4652 image1878 (Sept 26): £ 1 brown-lilac, Plate 1, wmk. Maltese Cross, perf. 15½ x 15, lettered FH, an unused example of excellent delicate colour, a couple of slightly blunted perforations at top mentioned for full accuracy, otherwise fresh and very fine, large part og. A splendid example of an enormously rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1997) Gi J126 = £ 90'000.rnProvenance: Collection L. Praportchetovitch, Plumridge 956th sale, 23-24 Feb. 1933, lot 66; Collection King Carol II of Romania, Harmer Rooke, New York, March 1951; Corinphila sale 100, Zurich, 16-21 June 1997, lot 4536. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF40,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4653 image1882 (Nov 25): 5 s. rose on white paper, Plate 4, wmk. Anchor, perf. 14, lettered BB, an unused example of perfect centering, fresh delicate colour and large part og. Minor internal bend mentioned for full accuracy only and not affecting the appearance of a splendid example of an exceptionally rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1974) Gi J123a = £ 32'000 / Gi 134 = £ 35'000.rnProvenance: Phillips 2 Sept. 1982, lot 166; Spink, London, 9-10 March 2005, lot 87. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF12,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4654 image1882 (Nov 25): 5 s. rose on lightly blued paper, Plate 4, wmk. Anchor, lettered DG, a used example, well centred and of fine delicate colour, neatly cancelled by "Highbury Near Station B.O." circular datestamp (Nov 24, 1883) in black. Slight ironed bend on one lower left corner perf. of no great significance and not affecting the appearance of a very scarce stamp. Cert. BPA (2020) Gi J123 = £ 4'800. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4655 image1883 (Feb): 10 s. grey-green on blued paper, Plate 1, wmk. Anchor, perf. 14, lettered GD, an unused example of good centering and colour, overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 9) in black, fresh and fine appearance, large part og. A very rare stamp. Cert. BPA (2020) Gi J125t = £ 9'500.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 26 Jan 1994, lot 821A. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF2,200.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4656 image1882 (March 21): £ 5 orange on blued paper, wmk. Anchor, lettered DA, an unused example, marginal from left of sheet, overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 9) in black. Fresh and fine, large part og. Gi J128s = £ 3'500. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,200.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4657 image1882 (March 21): £ 5 orange on white paper, wmk. Anchor, lettered DE, a used example tied to small linen parcel piece by oval "Registered / Threadneedle St." datestamp in black, with part oval "R" adjacent at left. Fine and scarce postal usage of this iconic stamp Gi J128a = £ 4'750.rnProvenance: Collection Morton Bond, Harmer London 11-12 March 1946, lot 508; Phillips 12 March 1992; Harmers, London, 29 Feb 1996, lot 842.rnNote: Illustrated in 'The £5 Orange' by Dr. John Horsey on page 158. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF2,200.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4658 image1875 (July 1): 2½ d. rosy mauve on blued paper, Plate 1, wmk. Anchor, lettered HL and PJ-PL (single and strip from different sheets showing different degree of blueing), used on 1876 quadruple weight cover, with contents, to Calvados, France, all tied by "56" numeral obliterators and by single circle 'Forest Row' cds (Feb 7) in black. Falaise arrival cds on reverse. Faults but a scarce franking. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF180.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4659 image1878 (Sept 30): 2½ d. rosy-mauve, Plate 13, wmk. Orb, lettered PD, an imperforate Imprimatur, with large margins all round, superb colour and large part og. Just 22 examples were removed from the Imprimatur sheet. Exceptional and very scarce Gi J14 = £ 2'500.rnProvenance: Harmer London 26 Oct. 1994, lot 176. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF420.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4660 image1876 (May 1): 2½ d. rosy-mauve, Plate 8, wmk. Orb, lettered DH, an unused example of fine fresh colour, typical gum wrinkle on large part og. Gi J9 = £ 500.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF100.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4661 image1876 (May 1): 2½ d. rosy mauve, Plate 8, lettered OG-OL / PG-PL, an unused block of twelve, corner marginal from lower right of sheet and showing Current Number "531" and 'POSTAGE 2½d.' imprint in margin, of fresh true colour and fine, large part or unmounted og. Marginal crease crossing PC but away from the other adhesives, a splendid and most attractive multiple Gi J9 = £ 9'600.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Douglas Latto, Phillips, London, 22 Oct 1992, lot 378. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF2,200.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4662 image1880 (Nov 11): 2½ d. blue, Plate 18, wmk. Orb, lettered OG, an imperforate Imprimatur, of fresh bright colour and superb large part og. Rare, just 25 stamps were removed from the Imprimatur sheet Gi J20 = £ 2'500.rnProvenance: Collection Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sotheby's, London, 29 Sept-1 Oct 2004, lot 225. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF440.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4663 image1873/80: 3 d. deep rose, Plates 11-21, the complete set of imperforate Imprimaturs (10), clear to generally large margins all round, Plates 11, 15, 16 and 17 being marginal from top of sheet, fresh and fine, large part og. Rare - especially the 'Abnormal' Plate 21 un-issued on Spray paper, with just 22 stamps removed from each plate of the Imprimatur sheets. A charming and seldom seen set Gi J36/44 = £ 26'750.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 20 Oct 1993, lot 274. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF4,800.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4664 image1873/80: 3 d. rose, Plate 17, wmk. Spray, lettered GF, an unused example of fresh colour, small imperfection on large part og. Gi J41 = £ 500. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF100.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4665 image1880 (April 21): 6 d. deep grey, Plate 17, wmk. Spray, lettered AE, an imperforate Imprimatur, marginal from top of sheet with large margins all round, minor bend not affecting appearance, large part og. Rare, just 22 stamps were removed from the Imprimatur sheet Gi J87 = £ 2'750.rnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons 16 June 1977, lot 342. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF440.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4666 image1874 (March 20): 6 d. deep grey, Plate 16, wmk. Spray, lettered FA-FD / JA-JD, an unused imperforate pane of twenty (4 x 5), with large margins all round and showing full imprint 'PRICE / 6 Pence per Label / 2 Shillings per Row of 4 / 1 Pound per Sheet of 40' at top and 'POSTAGE SIX PENCE' at base, all overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 9) diagonally in black with GB and HA showing partial doubling of the overprint. Fresh and very fine but for some small splits caused by the overprints and not noticeable on face, mounted in margins only, the stamps unmounted og. A dramatic and beautiful multiple Gi J86s = £ 9'000.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Douglas Latto, Phillips, London, 22 Oct 1992, lot 428.rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF4,200.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4667 image1874/80: 6 d. deep grey, Plate 17, wmk. Spray, lettered AE-AF, an unused horizontal pair with sheet margin above and wing-marginal at left, minor bend in margin only, of vibrant fresh colour and superb unmounted og. Cert. RPSL (2004) Gi J87 = £ 1'900. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,500.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4668 image1873/80: 6 d. grey, plate 17, wmk. Spray, a used example, one slightly blunted corner perf., cancelled by near complete PLYMOUTH TO BRISTOL TPO cds in black. Scarce thus and most attractive Gi = £ 180+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM

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