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Great Britain ½d Issue (S.G. 197)

Lots 1-10 Lots 11-15

Lot 1 /   

Great Britain, 1887-1900, Queen Victoria Jubilee, ½d-1sh complete, o.g., 1sh dull green lightly hinged, others never hinged, hand-selected for overall nice centering and rich colors, a Very Fine set. Scott Nos. 111-122, 125-126. SG Nos. 197/214.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K27/K41    £924 ($1,240).

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Lot 2 P   

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, ½d black, die proof, on glazed card (94x61mm), dated "5 FEB. 86" with "Before Hardening" handstamp below, Very Fine and choice, ex-De La Rue archives. SG Nos. 197P.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K27 Proof    £1,500 ($2,010).

THE FIRST ½ PENCE QUEEN VICTORIA JUBILEE DIE PROOF FROM FEBRUARY OF 1886.

Realized: $550

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Lot 3 P   

Great Britain, 1887-92, Queen Victoria Jubilee, black, head die proof, adopted design with uncleared circular surround, on white glazed card cut to stamp size, fresh and Very Fine, ex-De La Rue archives.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $200

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Lot 4    

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, ½d vermilion, imprimatur, o.g., very lightly hinged, deep rich color, Very Fine, ex-Aureum. SG Nos. 197 var.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K27 var.    £320 ($430).

Realized: $120

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Lot 5 S   

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, ½d vermilion, "Specimen" overprint in black (type 9), block of 4, o.g., top right stamp very lightly hinged, others never hinged, rich deep color, very fresh, Very Fine, a scarce multiple, ex-Aureum. Scott Nos. 111S. SG Nos. 197s.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K27(2)s    £185 for singles ($250).

Realized: $80

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Lot 6    

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, ½d vermilion, violet "Ogilvie & Moore. Cork" underprint (underprint type 44), o.g., never hinged, well centered with design well clear of perforations all around, strong bright color, Very Fine and choice, an extremely rare and recently discovered unofficial underprint on the ½d Jubilee issue. SG Nos. 197 var.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K27(2) var.    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

ONE, IF NOT THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLE OF THE 1887 ½ PENCE JUBILEE ISSUE WITH THE OGILVIE & MOORE UNDERPRINT.

A recent discovery of this underprint which is currently recorded only on the 1881 1d lilac and is to be included in the next S.G. Specialized Vol. 1 catalogue (tentative underprint #PP147A). It is believed that only two singles (this example and one offered in the Redcentre collection) and a block of four may be the only examples that exist. The other single and block are off centered with the design into the perfs at the sides.

Realized: $800

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Lot 7 /   

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, ½d deep brownish vermilion, bottom right corner gutter margin horizontal pair with "C" control letter and no marginal rule, o.g., left stamp hinged, right stamp never hinged, rich color, Very Fine, a scarce positional multiple and shade; with 2018 Hendon certificate. SG Nos. 197 var. S.G. Spec. Nos. K27(1) var.
Scott Nos. 111 var.    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Lot 8    

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, ½d vermilion, bottom right corner margin block of 6 with partial albino misprinted "N" control letter (dry print), o.g., never hinged, rich bold color, light horizontal perf crease between stamps, Very Fine. Scott Nos. 111. SG Nos. 197.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K27(2)    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $140

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Lot 9    

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, ½d vermilion, right half pane of 60 from setting 2, o.g., never hinged, rich vibrant color, margin flaw at lower left, fresh and F.-V.F., a very scarce large multiple, ex-Lee. Scott Nos. 111. SG Nos. 197.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K27(2); £195+ ($260)    Estimate $250 - 350.

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Lot 10    

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, ½d vermilion, complete sheet of 240 with "Q" control letter at bottom from setting 2b, o.g., never hinged, fresh with strong color, some small margin flaws and a few vertical perf separations, Very Fine, a spectacular and scarce complete sheet. Scott Nos. 111. SG Nos. 197.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K27(2)    £600 ($800).

Realized: $1,200

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