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Lot 1070 - Great Britain. King Edward VII Issues. 2d. 'Tyrian Plum' Colour Trial. 1910 Prepared for use but not issued 2d. Tyrian plum, colour trial in red-purple, large part original gum, tiny thin spots at top and lower-right. B.P.A. Certificate (2016) stating "a little toned", which in our opinion is unnecessarily harsh. A good example of this very rare colour trial of which only a handful exist in private hands. S.G. 266a Colour trial, £25,000
....Est. £5,000-7,000 Currently GBP 4,100

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Spink London Sale - 23023

The 'Lionheart' Collection of Great Britain and British Empire Part XVII - October 12, 2023

We are pleased to offer the seventeenth in the series of ’Lionheart’ auctions. As with previous auctions, part XVII has a wide array of Great British and former Empire material peppered with great rarities. A few highlights include a Great Britain 1847 Embossed mint shilling pair formerly from the Royal Philatelic Collection, a rare King Edward VII Tyrian Plum colour trial, a fine section of Mauritius including an 1848 Post Paid Earliest impression used pair which has graced some of the finest collections over the years including that of Count von Ferrary, Tanganyika Mafia Island with some seldom offered rarities amongst many, many others with most countries and territories covered with something for almost every collector. Highlights:
  • Highlight 1 - Lot 1070
  • Highlight 2 - Lot 1091
  • Highlight 3 - Lot 1192
  • Highlight 4 - Lot 1247
Sale venue: Spink UK, 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 4ET

Session Information
Session 1: 12 October 2023 Lot Numbers 1001 -1282 Time 10:00 BST (05:00 am EDT)
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Sale Session Information:

Session 1: (Lots 1001 - 1282) Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 5:00 AM EDT

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