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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4709 image1884 (April 1): 10 s. ultramarine on white paper, wmk. Anchor, lettered LG, an unused example of good colour, overprinted "Specimen" in manuscript, of unknown status, some minor creasing, slight rubs, large part og. Rare. Cert. BPA (2020) Gi K14(2) var.rnReference: the stamps is mentioned by W.A. Wiseman in 'De La Rue Years' vol. 2, on page 91: "LG known and there may be others." The Karl Louis Card Index has also recorded LF an KG with 'Specimen' in ms., indicating that the three originate with the missing KF from a block of four. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4710 image1884: 10 s. ultramarine on white paper, wmk. Anchor, lettered IC, an unused example of good true colour, overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 11) in black. Fresh and very fine, large part og. Gi K14s = £ 550.rnProvenance: Phillips, London, 7 April 1994, lot 360. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4711 image1884: 10 s. ultramarine on white paper, wmk. Anchor, lettered HG-HH / IG-IH, an unused corner marginal block of four, setting 1 without interpane ladders between horizontal 'G' and 'H' - rows, of fresh vibrant colour, minor splitting in margin at upper right, fine unmounted og. Rare and most attractive Gi K14(2) = £ 12'750.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe 8-9 Sept. 1971, lot 1620 (as part of the unique mint pane HA-NH that was later split); Harmers, London, 25 Oct 1991, lot 2147. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF3,800.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4712 image1884: 10 s. cobalt on white paper, wmk. Anchor, lettered HE, an unused example of outstanding true colour and freshness, excellent centering, one or two insignificant slightly blunted perfs. at right mentioned for full accuracy only and not on the certificate, two small marks on slightly toned large part og. A superb stamp of great rarity. Cert. BPA (1938), BPA (2020) Gi K14(1) = £ 42'000.rnProvenance: Collection William H. Crocker, 1938; Collection Lloyd, 1959; Harmers, London, 1 Feb. 1972, lot 321; Harmers, London, 19-20 Jan 1993, lot 711. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF9,500.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4713 image1884 (April 1): £ 1 brown-lilac, wmk. Crowns, lettered BB, a delightful unused example of brilliant colour, superb large part og. with usual faint vertical gum crease. A wonderful stamp, without doubt one of the finest mint examples known. Signed Oliva, A. Diena. Cert. RPSL (1991) Gi K15 = £ 32'000.rnProvenance: H.R. Harmer, London, 28-30 Nov. 1966, lot 298; Joseph silkin, Harmers London, 14-16 June 1971, lot 618; RL, London, 7 May 1992, lot 1109. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF11,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4714 image1891 (Jan 28): £ 1 green, Plate 2, wmk. Crowns, lettered BD, an unused example of excellent colour, overprinted with the rare type 15 SPECIMEN in black, slight ink spot from overprint at top, large part og. Gi K17t = £ 1'100.rnProvenance: Phillips, London, 17 Feb 1994, lot 466.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4715 image1891 (Jan 28): £ 1 green, Plate 2, wmk. Crowns, lettered IC / JC, a used vertical pair, lower stamp (JC) showing the "Broken Frame" variety clearly at base, lightly cancelled by oval "Registered / Threadneedle St." datestamps (Feb 4, 1902) in black. Minor splitting at right with precautionary hinge, upper stamp with fault in one perf. at top. Cert. RPSL (1977) Gi K17+17a = £ 2'800.rnNote: The only other pair IC/JC recorded in the Karl Louis Card Index was in the Mc Gowan collection 1948 and is now in the Phillips collection, N.P.M. London.rnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons Auction 7-8 Nov. 1974, lot 971; Harmer, London, 16 Oct. 1985, lot 1462.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4716 imageStamp Committee 1884 (April 1-Oct 30): Colour Trial for the 1½ d. value, lettered TD, imperforate with large margins all round, printed in purple on buff unwatermarked paper; fresh and fine, large part og. Rare Gi = £ 550.rnNotes: The neighbour stamp TE was in the Stoneham collection (1988).rnProvenance: Phillips 27 April 1988, lot 480.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF220.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4717 imageStamp Committee 1884 (April 1-Oct 30): Colour Trial for the 1½ d. value, lettered BL, printed in bright blue-green on white wmk. Crown paper, perf. 14; two slight thin spots and trace of age stain on perfs. at top, probably removed from the Trial sample sheet, unused with part gum. Rare Gi = £ 2'100.rnProvenance: Phillips 2 Nov. 1989, lot 504. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF350.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4718 image1884 (April 1): 2 d. pale lilac, Plate 1, an imperforate Imprimatur, lettered JT, ample to large margins all round and sheet marginal at right, fresh and fine but for minor bend, large part og. Rare, just 25 stamps removed from the Imprimatur sheet Gi K19 = £ 600.rnNote: The status as an Imprimatur is not certain. Another imperf. 2d. lettered JT is known but only one JT Imprimatur from plate 1 can exist. JT still remaining in plate 2 Imprimatur sheet. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4719 imageStamp Committee 1884 (April 1-Oct 30): Colour Trial for the 2 d. value, lettered DT, printed in bright blue on white wmk. Crown paper, perf. 14; probably removed from the Trial sample sheet, fresh and fine, unused with large part gum. Rare Gi = £ 2'100.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 24 Aug. 2005, ex lot 504.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF550.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4720 image1884 (April 1): 2 d. lilac, lettered JK-JM / LK-LM, an unused block of nine with sheet margin at base, of fresh colour and centering, superb large part or unmounted slightly browned og. A most attractive multiple Gi K19 = £ 2'000+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4721 image1884 (April 1): 2 d. bright lilac, an unused example, lettered JG, variety "Imperforate", of resplendent colour and superb, large part og. Not to be confused with the imperforate Imprimaturs which come in a much paler shade. A lovely stamp Gi K19b = £ 4'500.rnProvenance: Collection 'Ziba', Spink, London, 12 Nov 2008, lot 199. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF800.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4722 imageStamp Committee 1884 (April 1-Oct 30): Colour Trial for the 3 d. value, lettered TC, imperforate with large margins all round, printed in purple on wmk. Crown white paper, unused without gum. Rare and most attractive Gi = £ 2'100.rnProvenance: Andrew G. Lajer list, Feb 2007. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF550.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4723 image1883: De La Rue Die Proof for the 4 d. value, printed in black on glazed white card, dated "13 JUL 83" and endorsed BEFORE HARDENING in black. Slight soiling and small age spot otherwise fresh and very fine, a rare Proof Gi K22 = £ 1'750.rnProvenance: Phillips, London, 7 April 1994, lot 388. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4724 image1883 (April 1): Unissued 5 d. dull green with "line under d.", Die I, lettered BA, an unused example of excellent deep colour, heavily overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 9) in black, fresh and very fine, minor wrinkle on superb large part og. Extremely rare Gi K23at = £ 13'500.rnNote: The Karl Louis Card Index has records of a total of six die I stamps overprinted SPECIMEN and twelve die I stamps without SPECIMEN. As far as one can say, they all originate from one sheet.rnProvenance: "The Post Office Treasure Trove", Robson Lowe 15 Oct. 1947, lot 79; Harmer, London, 2 Feb. 1960, lot 367; Harmer, London, 26-27 Nov. 1981, lot 889 (on front cover of auction catalogues); "Derby" collection, Chrities 2 Feb. 1995, lot 416. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF5,500.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4725 image1884 (April 1): 5 d. dull green, lettered OJ-OK / PJ-PK, an unused block of four of fresh rich colour, well centred and with superb, large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. A rare and most attractive multiple Gi K23 = £ 3'500.rnProvenance: Phillips 7 april 1994, lot 392. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF700.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4726 image1884 (April 1): 5 d. dull green, lettered MG-MH, a used horizontal pair, one with contemporary fault, on 1885 cover from Raithby endorsed 'via Brindisi' and addressed to a "Captain Buckle RN, HMS Invincible, Singapore", tied by 'Spilsby / 728' duplex in black (June 25). Reverse with 'Raithby' cds (June 25). Closed cover tears but a scarce usage to an unusual destination Gi K23 = £ 350.rnNote: HMS Invincible was Admiral Seymour's temporary flagship at the 1882 bombardment of Alexandria. She provided men for the naval brigade that was subsequently landed and she also provided men for Charles Beresford's naval brigade in the Sudan campaign of 1885. By this date she was in Asian waters on her way to China. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF180.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4727 image1884 (April 1): 6 d. dull green, lettered JE, a used example of good colour, tied to "Parcel Post" label by "Catford" circular datestamp (Oct 21, 1884) in black. Scarce Gi K24 = £ 230. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF220.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4728 image1883: De La Rue Die Proof for the 9 d. value, printed in black on glazed white card, showing three faint circular plugs for corner letter placement, dated "26 JUN 83" and endorsed AFTER STRIKING in black, pencil initials 'GFS' have been removed at lower right. Fresh and very fine, a rare Proof Gi K25 = £ 2'000.rnProvenance: Phillips, London, 7 April 1994, ex lot 396. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF480.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM

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