Lot 549 oGreat Britain, 1840, 2d Deep Full Blue, Vertical Strip of 3, Letters C-B to E-B, black Maltese Cross cancels, intensely rich color, encompassed by large margins all around, Extremely Fine and choice, rare in this gem condition and in vertical format; with 2013 P.F. certificate. Scott No. 2b.
SG No. 4; £3,450 for singles ($4,910) Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A WONDERFUL USED MULTIPLE OF THE 1840 2D QUEEN VICTORIA ISSUE.
Lot 550 PGreat Britain, 1855, Queen Victoria, 1d Red Brown, Neal's Steam Press Trial Printing, plate 25, letters F-G/F-H, horizontal pair, ample margins, rich color, horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance; with photocopy of R.P.S. certificate for block.
S.G. Spec. No. C8 £8,000 for singles ($11,390).
A VERY RARE PROOF PAIR FROM THE 1855 1D NEAL'S STEAM PRESS TRIAL PRINTING.
Lot 551Great Britain, 1857, 1d Rose Red, Diagonal Bisect, upper right portion of stamp in combination with 1857, 4d rose carmine + 1856, 6d pale lilac paying the 10½d rate on 1860 cover to Copenhagen, Denmark prior to the ½d stamps being issued, all tied by "47" barred oval handstamps, reverse with blue London (8.16) origin, Hamburg transit and Copenhagen (8.19) receiving cds's; minor age spots around stamps, Very Fine, ex-Wade; with 1989 B.P.A. and 2003 R.P.S. certificates.
SG No. 40 var.+66+70 Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
A VERY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE COMBINATION USAGE BEARING A 1857 1D QUEEN VICTORIA ISSUE DIAGONALLY BISECTED.
Lot 552 oGreat Britain, 1869, 2d Blue, "Thin Lines", plate 13, letters GH to JL, block of 23, perfectly canceled by bold "Wednesbury, Oc 2, 71" town cancels, rich deep color, some reinforced perf separations and minor rounded corner in second stamp at bottom, still Very Fine, a wonderful and rare multiple (S.G. Spec. G3); with 2011 M. Eichele certificate. Scott No. 30.
SG No. 46 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Lot 553Great Britain, 1864, 1d Rose Red, Diagonal Bisect, lower left portion of stamp in combination with 1864, 1d rose red, vertical pair (plate 194) paying the 2½d rate to Copenhagen, Denmark, tied by "London, Ja 16, 78" duplex postmarks on an allover Mulready facsimile design cover with "J.H. Lacy & Co., Foreign Stamp Importers" embossed corner card on backflap, reverse with Danish postal label; bisect slightly overlapping and affixed around edge at left, Very Fine and choice, ex-Grunin.
SG No. 43+43 var. Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A WONDERFUL ILLUSTRATED DESIGN AND BISECT USAGE ON COVER TO DENMARK.
Lot 554 PGreat Britain, 1878, Queen Victoria, 10s Violet Trial Color, Imperforate, "Specimen" Overprint, Maltese Cross watermark, overprint type 9, o.g., never hinged, ample to large margins, bright and fresh with brilliant color, Very Fine and choice, very rare in never hinged condition. Scott No. 74TC.
SG No. 128 £2,400 for o.g. ($3,420).
Lot 555 PGreat Britain, 1878, Queen Victoria, £1 Orange Trial Color, Imperforate, "Specimen" Overprint, Maltese Cross watermark, overprint type 9, o.g., lightly hinged, large margins, bright color and remarkably fresh, Extremely Fine, a rare example of this high value trial color. Scott No. 75TC.
SG No. 129 £2,700 ($3,840).
Lot 556 oGreat Britain, 1882, Queen Victoria, £5 Orange, sharp bold Sheffied town cancel, strong bright color, beautifully centered amid well balanced margins, Extremely Fine. Scott No. 93.
SG No. 137 £4,750 ($6,760).
A CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1882 £5 QUEEN VICTORIA HIGH VALUE.
Lot 557 PGreat Britain, 1884, Queen Victoria, 2½d Yellow Trial Color, o.g., hinge remnant, rich color, well centered, Very Fine and scarce. Scott No. 101TC.
SG No. 190 £2,100 ($2,990).
Lot 558 oGreat Britain, 1884, Queen Victoria, 5s Rose, Anchor watermark, letters MA to NE, block of 10, each stamp with "Queen's Square S.O., Belfast, Mr 5, 98" town cancel, strong vibrant color, few perf separations, Very Fine; with 2011 M. Eichele certificate. SG No. 180.
Scott No. 108 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
AN OUTSTANDING USED MULTIPLE OF THE 1884, 5 SHILLING QUEEN VICTORIA ISSUE.