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Great Britain 1½d Issue (S.G. 198)

Lots 16-22

Lot 16 E   

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 1½d gray lilac, pale blue, deep blue & white, hand-painted essay, skillfully executed design on white card (89x118mm) in similar colors to the issued 9d Jubilee, manuscript pencil "A." at upper left and "2½ anna" as this design was also considered for a new issue of India, Very Fine, ex-Chartwell. SG Nos. 198E.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K29 Essay    £8,500 ($11,390).

A UNIQUE HAND-PAINTED ESSAY SUBMITTED FOR THE 1892 1½D JUBILEE ISSUE.

Realized: $5,000

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Lot 17 E   

Great Britain, 1894, Queen Victoria Jubilee (1½d) blue, head plate reply paid essay, imperforate, without overprint, top margin single, o.g., never hinged, full margins, bright and fresh, Very Fine and choice, scarce, especially so nice. SG Nos. 198E.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K29 Essay    £425 ($570).

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Lot 18    

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 1½d dull purple & pale green, imprimatur, o.g., neatly hinged once, margins full to large at top, strong bold colors, fresh and Very Fine. Scott Nos. 112 var. SG Nos. 198 var.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K29 var.    £725 ($970).

Realized: $230

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Lot 19    

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 1½d deep purple & pale green, left margin block of four from setting 3, also block of four of the dull purple shade, o.g., never hinged, both fresh and well centered, Very Fine and choice. SG Nos. 198 var., 198.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K29(2), K29(3)    £392 ($520).

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Lot 20 /   

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 1½d dull purple & pale green, bottom right corner margin block of 48 from setting 3, o.g., two stamps hinged, others never hinged, bright vivid colors, F.-V.F., a scarce large multiple. Scott Nos. 112. SG Nos. 198.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K29(2)    £1,232 for singles ($1,650).

Realized: $600

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Lot 21    

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 1½d dull purple & pale green, deformed leaf (plate D4, R. 19/1), left margin single, o.g., never hinged, exceptional centering amid evenly balanced margins, strong bold colors, Extremely Fine and choice, a marvelous example of this very scarce plate variety; with 2020 Hendon certificate. SG Nos. 198b £800 for hinged ($1,070).
S.G. Spec. Nos. K29(2)e    £1,100 ($1,470).

Realized: $475

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Lot 22 o   

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 1½d dull purple & pale green, watermark inverted, neat 1889 London town cancel, rich color, F.-V.F., scarce especially so nice. Scott Nos. 112 var. SG Nos. 198Wi.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K29(2)b    £500 ($670).

Realized: $300

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Lots 16-22

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