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Great Britain

Lots 1635-1644 Lots 1645-1654 Lots 1655-1664 Lot 1665

Lot 1655 o   

Great Britain, 1840, 2d blue, group of nine singles, all 4-margin examples, five with red Maltese cross cancels, others in black, various shades, F.-V.F. Scott No. 2.
SG No. 5    £8,600 ($10,580).

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Realized: $1,350

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Lot 1656    

Great Britain, 1840, 2d blue, lettered HA/IA/JA, vertical strip of 3, tied on piece by red Maltese cross cancels, margins huge to a bit in at right, Fine, a scarce multiple. Scott No. 2.
SG No. 5    £3,000 for singles ($3,690).

Realized: $240

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Lot 1657    

Great Britain, 1840, 2d blue, plate 2, lettered EB, margins large to just into frameline at bottom right, strong color, tied by black Maltese cross cancel on 1843 folded letter to London, reverse with Reading, Sp 10, 1843 origin cds and red London arrival date stamp, Very Fine; with 2017 R.P.S.L. certificate. Scott No. 2.
SG No. 5    Estimate $600 - 800.

Realized: $425

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Lot 1658    

Great Britain, 1840, 2d deep full blue, horizontal pair, plate 1, lettered LK-LL, margins ample to just touching at right, canceled by Maltese cross cancels just tying on folded letter sheet to Kirkcudbright, Scotland, reverse with London "Sep 15, 1841" origin cds; cover missing bottom and side flap, F.-V.F.; with 1999 Dr. K. Knopke certificate. Scott No. 2b.
SG No. 4    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Lot 1659    

Great Britain, (Crimean War) 1855 Baltic Expedition, cover bearing G.B. 1d red strip of three tied by oval grids to Dawlish, Devon, endorsed "Via Dantzic", "Danzig, 24 / 8" cds and London transit backstamp; left 1d corner fault, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 5    Estimate $400 - 600.

Realized: $400

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Lot 1660    

Great Britain, (Crimean War) 1856 to Balaclava, Crimea, cover bearing Great Britain 1d red strip of three tied by "42" oval cancels and red "Insufficiently / Stamped" two-line handstamp, reverse with partial backstamps and docketed "Rec'd 29 /5 /56"; reduced at left, small faults, Fine.
Scott No. 6    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $160

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Lot 1661    

Great Britain, 1883-84, Queen Victoria "Lilac & Green" Issue, ½d - 1s Complete, o.g., some minor gum flaws, strong colors, a Fine set. Scott No. 98-107 $5,189.
SG No. 187/196    £5,400 ($6,640).

Realized: $1,200

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Lot 1662    

Great Britain, 1884, Queen Victoria, 6d dull green, tied by "Cambridge SP 28 86" duplex on cover to Lifu, New Caledonia, reverse with "Noumea 22 Nov 86" receiver; partial flap, F.-V.F. and rare destination.
Scott No. 105    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $200

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Lot 1663 o   

Great Britain, 1884, Queen Victoria, 5s rose on white paper, Anchor watermark, neat town cancels, rich deep color, exceptional centering, Extremely Fine and choice, a gem. Scott No. 108.
SG No. 180    £250 ($310).

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Lot 1664 o   

Great Britain, 1884, Queen Victoria, £1 Brown Lilac, Imperial Crowns Watermark, barred oval cancel, strong color, small faults including crease and thin, Fine appearance. Scott No. 110.
SG No. 185    £2,800 ($3,440).

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