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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4669 image1876 (Sept 11): Colour Trial of 8 d. orange, Plate 1, wmk. Large Garter, lettered MK-ML / NK-NL, an imperforate marginal block of four, large margins all round and sheet marginal at right with imprint 'EIGHT PEN(CE)', overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 11) diagonally in black. One or two minor creases on large part og. Rare Gi J91A = £ 1'300.rnProvenance: Harmer London 26 Jan. 1994, lot 838. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF480.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4670 image1872 (May 17): De La Rue Die Proof for 1 s. value, printed in black on glazed white card, the Master Die Proof without Corner Letters or Plate Number, handstamped "2" at right and dated "May 17, 1872" and endorsed BEFORE HARDENING in black. Some light soiling at edges but rare and most attractive Gi J108 = £ 2'750.rnProvenance: Collection Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sotheby's, London, 29 Sept 2004, lot 378. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF2,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4671 image1873/80: 1 s. green, Plate 12, wmk. Spray, lettered JH, an unused example, well centred and of fresh colour, large part og. Gi J112 = £ 625.rnProvenance: Collection Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sotheby's, London, 28 Sept 2005, lot 228. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF180.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4672 image1880 (Oct 14): 1 s. orange-brown, Plate 13, wmk. Spray, lettered AC, a used example of fine colour, variety "Watermark Inverted", neatly cancelled by complete strike of 'Lockerbie' circular datestamp (Dec 21, 1880) in black. Slight corner bend but a delightful example of this rare stamp Gi J115c = £ 1'750.rnProvenance: ex Grant Collection, Spink 25 Sept. 2003, lot 2321. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF800.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4673 image1876 (March 1): 4 d. vermilion, Plate 15, wmk. Large Garter, lettered PA-PF / TA-TF, an unused block of thirty (6 x 5) from the lower left corner of the sheet with Plate Number "15" under TB, 'Crown POSTAGE 4d.' in red in left margin and imprint above 'PRICE 4 d. per Label. 2 s. per R(ow)', each stamp overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 9) in black. A few perf. imperfections of no significance and some minor bends at base but a stunning multiple of vibrant fresh colour and large part or unmounted og. A delightful block Gi J62t = £ 12'000.rnProvenance: ex Collins Collection, Harmer London 22 Sept. 1941, lot 325 (not illustrated then, but should be the same block because no other block of 30 so far recorded); Phillips, London, 17 Feb 1994, lot 381. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF4,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4674 image1877 (March 12): 4 d. sage-green, Plate 16, wmk. Large Garter, lettered BA-BC / EA-EC, an unused block of twelve of vibrant fresh colour, small mark on DB otherwise in wonderful quality, large part or unmounted og. Probably from the original Lord Crawford pane purchased by Charles Nissen, mentioned in 'Surface Printed Stamps' by Galland & Louis on page 148, this being the second largest unused block known. A magnificent and rare multiple. Cert. BPA (1982) Gi J65 = £ 20'000.rnProvenance: ex Kennedy-Kisch Collection, Harmer London 2 May 1966, lot 218; Phillips 2 sept. 1987, lot 177; Collection Howard Fraser, Spink, London, 7 Nov 2001, lot 744. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF4,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4675 image1880 (Aug 15): 4 d. grey-brown, Plate 17, wmk. Large Garter, lettered EJ, an unused example of rich colour, fresh and fine, large part og. Rare Gi J67 = £ 2'800.rnProvenance: Bonhams, London, 19 Dec 2006, lot 333. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF500.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4676 image1881 (March 23): 2½ d. blue, Plate 22, wmk. Crown, lettered LC, an unused example of good centering and colour, fresh and fine, browned large part og. Gi J24 = £ 425. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF100.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4677 image1881 (March 23): 2½ d. blue, Plate 22, wmk. Crown, lettered MD-MF / OD-OF, an unused block of nine, of vibrant fresh colour, large part or unmounted og. A scarce and most attractive multiple Gi J24 = £ 4'725. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4678 image1881 (March 23): 2½ d. blue, Plate 23, wmk. Crown, lettered FK, used on 1884 cover from London to "The Manager, Cryolite Co., Cryolite Bay, Greenland", tied by hooded 'London EC' datestamp (May 10) in black. Reverse with Copenhagen transit datestamp (May 12) in black and obverse with '25' (öre) charge in blue crayon. Extremely rare - a quite extraordinary destination for British mail at this date.rnNote: Cryolite is an uncommon mineral identified with the once large deposit at Ivigtût on the west coast of Greenland, since depleted. It was historically used as an ore of aluminium and later in the electrolytic processing of the aluminium-rich oxide ore bauxite. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF2,600.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4679 image1883 (Jan 1): 3 d. on 3 d. lilac, Plate 21, wmk. Crown, lettered KC-KD / LC-LD, an unused block of four, marginal at top with part marginal marking, all overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 9) in black. Paper hinge on margin, stamps large part or unmounted og. A scarce and attractive multiple Gi K8As = £ 1'200. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF420.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4680 image1880 (Dec 8): 4 d. grey-brown, Plate 17, wmk. Crown, lettered NI-NL / RI-RL, an unused block of twenty (4 x 5), marginal from right of sheet, of fresh rich colour, overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 9) in black, minor horizontal crease not affecting the dramatic appearance, superb large part og. or unmounted og., the largest recorded SPECIMEN multiple recorded in K. Louis Card Index (the formerley adjoining block SI-TL was in Dr. Douglas Latto Collection). Gi J68s = £ £ 5'000.rnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons 21 May 1975, lot 550. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,600.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4681 image1880 (Dec 8): 4 d. grey-brown, Plate 17, wmk. Crown, lettered DI, an unused example, well centred and of good colour, fresh and fine, large part og. Signed A. Diena Gi J68 = £ 425.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 24 Aug 2005, lot 475. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF120.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4682 image1881 (Jan 1): 6 d. grey, Plate 17, wmk. Crown, lettered MJ-MK, an unused horizontal pair, well centred and of fine deep colour, large part og. Minor splitting of perfs. at base but an attractive pair Gi J88 = £ 850. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4683 image1880/83: 6 d. grey, Plate 18, wmk. Crown, lettered ED, an unused example in a deep shade, tiny surface indentation, superb slightly toned unmounted og. Cert. BPA (2020) Gi J89 = £ 400.rnProvenance: Bonhams, London, 19 Dec 2006, lot 342. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF100.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4684 image1881 (May 24): 1 s. orange-brown, Plate 14, wmk. Crown, lettered JC, an unused example in a delicate pale shade, fine large part og. Gi J117 = £ 675. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4685 image1883 (Jan 1): 6 d. on 6 d. lilac, Plate 18, wmk. Crown, lettered GH-GI, imperforate Imprimaturs hinged back together, large margins all round and of fresh colour, some minor gum wrinkles on large part og. Rare, with just 27 stamps removed from the Imprimatur sheet Gi K8B = £ 6'500.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe 27 april 1949, lot 220; Robson Lowe 7-8 Dec. 1965 (G.H. only), lot 409; Collection Beaumont; Collection Dr. Douglas Latto, Phillips, London, 22 Oct 1992, lot 534. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF850.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4686 image1881 (May 24): 1 s. orange-brown, Plate 14, wmk. Crown, lettered KI-KJ / LI-LJ, a used block of four centred to lower left, lightly cancelled by two strikes of RLB obliterator (Returned Letter Branch) in black trial cancellation usually associated with the 1884, lilac & green issue and the 1887 Jubilee Issue. An extremely rare stamp. Gi J117. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4687 image1879: Tender Essay by Waterlow & Co., for proposed 2 d. value, imperforate in deep sepia-brown on white wove ungummed paper, with "Queensland" at top and value "Two Pence" below, unadopted, very rare. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF800.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4688 image1880 (Oct 14): ½ d. deep green and ½ d. pale green, wmk. Crown, imperforate Imprimaturs (2), good margins all round, part og. Gi K1 = £ 725. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF220.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM

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