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161 imageGreat Britain 1884 3d Colour trial, SG191var. A very fine unused original gum example printed in purple on yellow unwatermarked paper without corner letters, printed from a special plate by De La Rue in December 1884. An exceptionally rare trial of which only two or three examples are believed to have survived. (Image)

Starting at £ 1,000

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Closing..Sep-29, 12:00 PM EST.
162 imageGreat Britain 1885 5s Rose (I.R. Official, blued paper), SGO8var. Superb unused original gum example lettered overprinted "SPECIMEN" type 11. GB Specialised Catalogue Number: L7(1)s. Accompanied by a 2004 British Philatelic Association (BPA) Certificate of Authenticity. Free global delivery. 28-day returns. (Image)

Starting at £ 650

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Closing..Sep-29, 12:00 PM EST.
163 imageGreat Britain 1886 5d Head plate die proof. SG207var. Very fine example printed in black on white glazed card (92x61mm), dated "12 AUG. 86" and endorsed "BEFORE HARDENING". Scarce. (Image)

Starting at £ 425

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Closing..Sep-29, 12:00 PM EST.
164 imageGreat Britain 1887 2½d 'Jubilee' colour trial, SG201var. Very fine unused original gum perforated (imperforate at right) example printed in green on blue Crown watermarked paper. A very rare colour trial. (Image)

Starting at £ 1,750

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Closing..Sep-29, 12:00 PM EST.
165 imageGreat Britain 1888 1/2d Vermilion (I.R. Official), SGO13. Superb unused original gum imperforate example showing variety overprint "I.R. OFFICIAL" doubled. A magnificent example of this rare and extremely visual departmental variety. Believed to be one of only 2 or 3 recorded examples in private hands and this being the first we have handled in over fifteen years. GB Specialised Catalogue Number: L12c. Accompanies with a 2007 British Philatelic Association (BPA) certificate of authenticity. (Image)

Starting at £ 2,500

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Closing..Sep-29, 12:00 PM EST.
166 imageGreat Britain 1890 £1 brown-lilac (I.R. Official, watermark Orbs), SGO12s. A superb unmounted mint original gum example lettered RC, overprinted "SPECIMEN" type 11. This stamp is rarely seen in such fine condition and has a particularly lovely deep colour. GB Specialised Catalogue No: L10s. Free global delivery. 28-day returns.B5 (Image)

Starting at £ 2,250

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Closing..Sep-29, 12:00 PM EST.
167 imageGreat Britain 1891 £1 green plate 3, SG212. Superb unused with original gum example lettered TA from plate 3 without "frame break" variety. Very scarce and far more difficult to find that plate 2 example with the frame break variety. GB Specialised Catalogue No: K17aa. Free global delivery. 28-day returns. (Image)

Starting at £ 1,750

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Closing..Sep-29, 12:00 PM EST.
168 imageGreat Britain 1891 £1 Green. Superb unmounted original gum, imperforate example lettered DB, overprinted 'SPECIMEN' type 9. A very presentable example without any of the heavy creasing normally seen on these rare imperforate specimens. Spec K17s. SG212var (Image)

Starting at £ 1,575

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Closing..Sep-29, 12:00 PM EST.
169 imageGreat Britain 1899 2d "Jubilee" colour trial, SG200var. A very fine and fresh unused example printed on unwatermarked, gummed paper with purple head plate and orange duty plate. A scarce colour trial, particularly in such attractive condition. Provenance: Ex "Verus" (Image)

Starting at £ 225

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Closing..Sep-29, 12:00 PM EST.
170 imageGreat Britain 1901 10d Composite "Paste up" essay of the Victorian "Jubilee" series. SG254var A spectacular "A" essay with a lithographed three-quarter portrait of King Edward VII mounted on card and cut to slightly larger than stamp size. A magnificent es say and exhibition piece, believed to be on for only two or three examples in private hands. Ex. Stothert. (Image)

Starting at £ 2,250

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Closing..Sep-29, 12:00 PM EST.
171 imageGreat Britain 1901 2d Composite "Paste Up" essay of the Victorian "Jubilee" series. SG225var. A spectacular Series "A" essay with a lithographed three-quarter face portrait of King Edward VII facing left, mounted on stout white card. A magnificent essay and exhibition piece, believed to be one of only two or three examples in private hands. 1989 BPA Cert. (Image)

Starting at £ 2,250

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Closing..Sep-29, 12:00 PM EST.
172 imageGreat Britain 1902 £1 Dull blue green. SG266var. Superb unused o.g. example printed by DLR, overprinted :SPECIMEN" type 16. Spec. M55s. (Image)

Starting at £ 300

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Closing..Sep-29, 12:00 PM EST.
173 imageGreat Britain 1902 10s Ultramarine (I.R. Official) - 29.4.02, SG O26. A very fine and fresh original gum example of this rare departmental issue and one of the key rarities of GB philately. Perforations at top are slightly trimmed and a couple of light gum wrinkles. Nevertheless, a magnificent GB rarity with superb colour. These stamps were used by revenue officials in the provinces, mail to and from Head Office passing without a stamp. The London Office used these stamps only for foreign mail. Only the 2nd time in 20 years we have handled this extremely elusive departmental official. Accompanied with a 2002 British Philatelic Association Certificate of Authenticity. Provenance: Ex Minoru. (Image)

Starting at £ 20,000

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Closing..Sep-29, 12:00 PM EST.
174 imageGreat Britain 1902 1d Die Proof, SG219var. A very fine and fresh example printed by De La Rue in black on white glazed card (92 x 60mm) without endorsements. A scarce King Edward VII printing proof. The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £3,000. (Image)

Starting at £ 600

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Closing..Sep-29, 12:00 PM EST.
175 imageGreat Britain 1902 2s6d Lilac (O), SG260. A very fine unmounted mint, with full original gum, bottom marginal example printed by De La Rue. Very difficult to find this classic King Edward VII stamp unmounted and particularly scarce in this positional form. GB Specialised Catalogue No: M48(1). (Image)

Starting at £ 375

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Closing..Sep-29, 12:00 PM EST.
176 imageGreat Britain 1902 5s bright carmine, SG263. A very fine and fresh unmounted mint example with full original gum, printed by De La Rue. A most handsome King Edward VII stamp. GB Specialised Catalogue No: M51(1). The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £850. (Image)

Starting at £ 200

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Closing..Sep-29, 12:00 PM EST.
177 imageGreat Britain 1902 5s Deep bright carmine. SG264. Very fine and fresh unmounted o.g. bottom left hand interpanneau marginal block of four printed by DLR. A very scarce block so fine. Spec. M51(2) (Image)

Starting at £ 1,125

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Closing..Sep-29, 12:00 PM EST.
178 imageGreat Britain 1903 1d Canada Head Essay Colour Trial (Die 2, large head). Superb unused example printed in dull orange on thick proof card. The Canada Head essays were prepared by De La Rue using the head employed for the 1903 issue of Canada. A scarce specialised King Edward VII philatelic piece. Provenance: Ex. "Minoru". (Image)

Starting at £ 2,250

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Closing..Sep-29, 12:00 PM EST.
179 imageGreat Britain 1906 1d Colour trial. SG219var Very fine unused perforated example printed in carmine-red on gummed, Crown watermarked paper. Made from a special plate of 20 eletros. Scarce. Ex. "Minoru" (Image)

Starting at £ 350

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Closing..Sep-29, 12:00 PM EST.
180 imageGreat Britain 1906 1d Colour trial. SG219var. Very fine unused o.g. imperforate example printed in carmine rose on crown watermarked paper. Printed from a special plate of 20 electros. Scarce. (Image)

Starting at £ 350

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Closing..Sep-29, 12:00 PM EST.

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