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Great Britain Government Parcels Officials

Lots 161-169

Lot 161 S   

Great Britain, Govt. Parcels, 1887, Queen Victoria, 1½d dull purple & pale green, "Specimen" overprint in black, overprint type 9, o.g., never hinged, rich colors and well centered, Very Fine. Scott Nos. O31S. SG Nos. O65s.
S.G. Spec. Nos. L24s    £300 for hinged ($400).

Realized: $150

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Lot 162    

Great Britain, Govt. Parcels, 1887, Queen Victoria, 1½d dull purple & pale green, dot to the left of "T" variety, bottom left stamp in top margin block of 8, o.g., never hinged, bold colors, very fresh, Very Fine, an attractive and scarce never hinged marginal multiple. Scott Nos. O31. SG Nos. O65, O65c.
S.G. Spec. Nos. L24c, L24    £1,565 for hinged singles ($2,100).

Realized: $800

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Lot 163 S   

Great Britain, Govt. Parcels, 1887, Queen Victoria, 6d purple on rose red, no dot under "T", "Specimen" overprint in black, overprint type 9, o.g., never hinged, strong color and choice centering, Very Fine and choice, a rare specimen and Official overprint variety combination, catalog value for variety without specimen overprint. Scott Nos. O34S var. SG Nos. O66as.
S.G. Spec. Nos. L27as    £375 for hinged variety ($500).

Realized: $260

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Lot 164    

Great Britain, Govt. Parcels, 1890, Queen Victoria, 1s dull green, horizontal pair, o.g., never hinged, deep color, bright and fresh, Very Fine, very scarce in never hinged condition. Scott Nos. O36. SG Nos. O68.
S.G. Spec. Nos. L29    £1,400 for hinged singles ($1,880).

Realized: $625

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Lot 165 o   

Great Britain, Govt. Parcels, 1890, Queen Victoria, 1s dull green, "G.P.O. Depot" and circular cancels, beautifully centered, small corner wrinkles at top left, otherwise Extremely Fine. Scott Nos. O36. SG Nos. O68.
S.G. Spec. Nos. L29    £275 ($370).

Realized: $30

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Lot 166    

Great Britain, Govt. Parcels, 1891, Queen Victoria, 2d gray green & carmine, "Specimen" overprint in black, type 9 overprint, top left corner margin single, o.g., never hinged, well centered amid wide margins, rich vibrant colors, trivial small corner crease in selvage, Very Fine and choice. Scott Nos. O32. SG Nos. O70s.
S.G. Spec. Nos. L25s    £300 for hinged ($400).

Realized: $230

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Lot 167    

Great Britain, Govt. Parcels, 1891, Queen Victoria, 2d gray green & carmine, o.g., never hinged, well centered, fresh with strong bright colors, Very Fine. Scott Nos. O32. SG Nos. O70.
S.G. Spec. Nos. L25    £250 for hinged ($340).

Realized: $120

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Lot 168    

Great Britain, Govt. Parcels, 1892, Queen Victoria, 4½d green & carmine, o.g., never hinged, rich colors and exceptional freshness, Very Fine and choice, scarce unmounted. Scott Nos. O33. SG Nos. O71.
S.G. Spec. Nos. L26    £400 for hinged ($540).

Realized: $220

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Lot 169    

Great Britain, Govt. Parcels, 1900, Queen Victoria, 1s green & carmine, top margin single, o.g., never hinged, rich color and attractive centering, trivial tiny tone spots in selvage only, fresh Very Fine, a very scarce stamp in never hinged condition, ex-Astley. Scott Nos. O38. SG Nos. O72.
S.G. Spec. Nos. L30    £650 for hinged ($870).

Realized: $400

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