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Lot# 245 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 245 Great Britain

    1840/1929: Impressive collection of the primarily unused classical issues of Great Britain, a selection of utmost attractiveness and of very high catalogue value which has to be studied to be fully appreciated, it includes 1840 2 d. blue plate 2, 1841 Penny Red, 2 d. blue, also a splendid used example with enormous margins, 1854 2 d. deep blue plate 4, 1854 Embossed in used condition, pair 6 d. mauve, 10 d. brown & 1 s. green, all cut square with huge margins all round, 1855/57 no corner letters 4 d. carmine on bluish and white paper, 6 d. lilac and 1 s. green, 1862/64 small uncoloured corner letters 4 d. bright red, 6 d. lilac, a left wing marginal example, and 9 d. bistre, 1865/67 large uncoloured corner letters 6 d. lilac, 9 d. straw, and 1 s. green, 1867/80 wmk Spray of Rose 6 d. lilac & dull violet, 9 d. straw, 10 d. red-brown, 1 s. deep-green, a  left winged marginal example, 2 s. deep blue, 2 s. brown used, 6 d. chestnut & pale buff, the high values 5 s., 10 s. & £1 with wmks MC & Large Anchor used, £5 unused, 1873/80 Large coloured corner letters wmk Spray of Rose 1 s. orange, 1883/84 2s.6d. lilac, 5 s. rose, 10 s. ultramarine, 1884/88 £1 brown-lilac, two used exampoles with wmks Three Crowns & Three Orbs, 1897 Jubilee issue to £1 green, KEVII 1902 to £1 green, also later issues incl. Seahorses and 1929 UPU congress £1 black, and Departmental Officials used / unused. 34 certs, primarily from Italian experts Gi = £ 165'000 following the consignor.
    Starting bid : 25,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 36,000 CHF