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Lot 158
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Great Britain, Mint and Used Holding, 1840-1969. With each stamp individually mounted on annotated stockcard according to owner's classification; includes 1840 1d black (16, one with four margins), 1847-54 Embossed 4d (2) and 1sh (3, one with four margins) used, 1854 bluish paper 1d red brown unused, 1857 4d used (2), 1856 6d (3) and 1sh (2) used, 1859 line engraved perf 14 2d unused (3), 1862 6d unused and used (5); 1865 3d and 1sh used, 1867 3d plate 5 o.g., 9d unused and 2sh blue plate 7 used (7); 1867 watermarked Maltese Cross 2sh plate 1 (3) and plate 2 (4) used; 1870 ½d (6) o.g.; 1873 6d gray plate 16 o.g., and various plates used (5, with pair); 1876-80 4d vermilion, 4d pale olive green (4) and 8d orange (3) used; 1880-81 5d deep indigo used (9), 6d gray plate 18 o.g., and 1sh salmon used (5); 1881 1d unused (3, one o.g.); 1883 3d on 3d (6) and 6d on 6d (3) used; 1883 2sh6d (18, one o.g., 17 used); 1883-84 5d (19, with a pair), 6d (9), 9d and 1sh (12) used; 1884 5sh (7) and 10sh (5) used; 1887-92 1sh green unused; 1902-11 King Edward VII 2sh6d (2) o.g., 5sh used (3) and 10sh used; 1913 Seahorses 2sh6d o.g. (tone spots) and used; 1919 2sh6d o.g., 5sh used (6) and 10sh unused; Officials with various 1883-92 issues; Ireland with 1935 Seahorse overprint 5sh used, 1937 2sh6d (2) and 5sh used and 1940-42 ½d to 1sh mint with additional 1sh mint (4); and Offices in Turkish Empire and Morocco; the quality is mixed with faults throughout, with these particularly noticeable on the earlier issues, but with many collectible examples; astronomical catalog value with so many difficult stamps to be found in this unusual and desirable holding, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 5.2 lbs.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $5,000.
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Lot 159
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Great Britain, Wonderful Semi-Specialized Queen Victoria Collection, 1840-1901. A substantial and clean, mostly used collection of many hundreds keenly presented in a single three-ring binder; well-annotated, the holding begins with six Penny Blacks, plus another example on cover, then continues on to include nice imperforate 2d Blues and a lovely set of embossed issues, #5-7, then exhaustive coverage (six pages) of the imperforate 1d Reds with many ivory heads, alphabet types, etc.; the perforated 1d Reds fill seven pages by plate, letters A-T, with some nice items of postal history accenting the collection throughout; condition varies as nearly always, bulk Fine to Very Fine, an ideal lot for the Victoria enthusiast. Shipping charges apply - weight 4.2 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,700.
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Lot 160
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Great Britain, Mint and Used Collection, 1840-1966. With extensive line-engraved and surface-printed issues, including 1840 Penny Black and 2d Blue used; 1841 2d blue block of four (one stamp touched) used; 1847-54 embossed 6d and 1sh cut square (both touched) on separate covers to Jamaica and the US respectively; 1864 1d plate number study; 1865 9d straw plate 4 wing margin used; 1867 5sh plate 2 used; 1873-80 6d gray plate 14 wing margin regummed; 1876 8d orange plate 1 used; 1878 watermarked Maltese Cross 10sh greenish gray plate 1 used; 1883-84 2sh6d (2), 5sh (2) and 10sh used; 1902-11 KEVII 2sh6d (2), 5sh and £1 used; plus some Offices Abroad; faults, though there are numerous fine examples to be found throughout, Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.8 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 161

Great Britain, Compelling Mostly Victorian Postal History Collection, 1830-1971. Over 75 items on pages; begins with three stampless folded letter sheets (1830 with handstamped "2" rating; 1839 Crowned Circle "Free"; 1846 double-circle "PAID" London to Bermuda "by Halifax Mail"), followed by a nice selection of Mulready 1d (Stereos A18, A23, A51, A174, all used) and 2d (Stereo a97, mint) items; a Penny Black on cover with black Maltese Cross cancel (May 7, 1841); wide-ranging Surface-Printed issues, including ten Penny Red imperforates (including an 1845 gridded "10" cancel with magenta daub), an 1853 1d Red with experimental perforating; perforated 1d Reds include a cover to Philadelphia with two strips of three, etc.; nice mixed-frankings, uprated stationery, Registered, Mourning, Official and Postage Due covers, with destinations including Montevideo (#59b strip of four), several to Buenos Aires (including one with wing margin vertical pair #43a), 1899 cover to Egypt, 1909 cover to Philadelphia "per Lucitania", 1966 Rhodesia cover with "Invalid Stamps Used" Due handstamp in green, three "Emergency Mail" covers from 1971, etc., etc., etc., Fine to Very Fine with better, an intriguing lot; see it all online. Shipping charges apply - weight 4.4 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $950.
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Lot 162

Great Britain, Postal History Melange, 1850-1980s. A massive accumulation of what must be thousands of covers, spanning nearly the entire range of British stamped mail; the earliest cover we spotted was an 1850 folded letter sheet bearing an imperforate Penny Red (nicely margined); solid offering of Surface-Printed issues on covers sent domestically and abroad, with a variety of frankings, markings, usages, etc.; most items 20th century, the vast majority of pre-Elizabethan covers commercial or personal mail, with a solid dose of QEII First Day Covers; a bit of a jumble (you never know what you'll find), but a great lot for the postal historian or bourse/eBay dealer, Fine to Very Fine or better, well worth the rummage. Shipping charges apply - weight 26.4 lbs.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
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Lot 163
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Great Britain, Queen Victoria, Plate Number Study, 1865-83 (Scott 43//95). Neatly arranged on quadrille pages, with values to the 2s; highly complete plate collection with immense cumulative catalogue value; well worth a look, Fine to Very Fine or better.
Scott $11,828 Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Realized $700.
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