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The Dimitris Bertsimas Collection of Important Great Britain Stamps and Multiples continued...

Surface Printed Issues, 1855-80 continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
3058° og ImageGREAT BRITAIN, 1867, 2sh Milky Blue (SG Specialised J118(5); SG 120b; Scott 55d). Horizontal pair, Plate 1, lettered D-B to D-C, original gum, lightly hinged, gorgeous color in this distinctive shade, right stamp with light bend

FINE HORIZONTAL PAIR OF THE 1867 2-SHILLING IN THE MILKY BLUE SHADE. AN ESPECIALLY RARE SHADE AND EXPONENTIALLY SO AS A MULTIPLE. QUITE LIKELY THE ONLY EXISTING UNUSED MULTIPLE.

While larger used multiples are known, this is the only unused multiple we have been able to locate. Ex Alcock and Baillie. With 1971 B.P.A. certificate. Catalogued as singles. SG £48,000. Scott $40,000.00. (Image)

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E. $ 15,000-20,000

SOLD for $22,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
3059° og ImageGREAT BRITAIN, 1880, 2sh Brown (SG Specialised J120; SG 121; Scott 56). Plate 1, lettered O-D, wing margin at right, original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful depth of color on bright paper

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1880 2-SHILLING BROWN. A CHALLENGING STAMP TO ACQUIRE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS PRISTINE STATE OF PRESERVATION.

In 1879 the Universal Postal Union recommended establishing an international color standard for stamps in the basic UPU rates. This required changing the 2-1/2p to Blue, but that conflicted with the then-current 2sh color. Brown was selected as the replacement color, and De La Rue printed a new batch of stamps which were released in Feb. 1880. The stamps were withdrawn on July 16, 1880, creating a period of about six months when these stamps were on sale. The short-lived sale period of the 2sh Brown explains its rarity, particularly in unused condition.

Ex Baillie. SG £30,000. Scott $27,500.00. (Image)

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E. $ 10,000-15,000

SOLD for $8,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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