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Great Britain 2½d Issue (S.G. 201)

Lots 41-50 Lots 51-54

Lot 41 P   

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 2½d black, die proof, from the De La Rue Striking Books, cut to stamp size on white glazed card, affixed to buff card (56x29mm) with manuscript "Aug 17, 5/770" notations alongside, Very Fine, a unique production proof, ex-De La Rue archives & Aureum. SG Nos. 201P.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K31 Proof    £1,450 ($1,940).

Realized: $350

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Lot 42    

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 2½d purple on blue, imprimatur, top margin single from plate 4, o.g., very lightly hinged (pencil notation on gum), full margin wide at top, strong bold color on bright fresh paper, Very Fine and choice. Scott Nos. 114 var. SG Nos. 201 var.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K31 var.    £725 ($970).

Realized: $250

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Lot 43 P   

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 2½d green on yellow, trial color on wove, watermark Crown, perf 14, o.g., neatly hinged once, strong color on fresh brilliant paper, nice centering and margins, Very Fine and choice, a remarkable trial produced to demonstrate how to avoid the newly discovered threat of photographic forgery, ex-Weiss & Besançon. SG Nos. 201TC.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K31TC    £7,000 ($9,380).

AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1887 2½D GREEN ON YELLOW JUBILEE TRIAL COLOR.

On November 23, 1887, De La Rue's attention was drawn to the problems caused by the new art of photography. They prepared a report on the subject dated January 26, 1888 which included line perf 14 color trials of the 2½d, 3d & 6d values on colored paper different from those issued.

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Lot 44    

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 2½d purple on blue, top left corner margin horizontal pair, o.g., stamp never hinged, hinged in top selvage only, with pre-printing corner fold showing a partial stamp impression on gum side, Fine and unusual. Scott Nos. 114. SG Nos. 201.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K31(2)    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $300

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Lot 45    

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 2½d purple on blue, bottom right corner margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged (hinged in bottom margin), rich color, Very Fine, ex-Lee. Scott Nos. 114. SG Nos. 201.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K31(2)    £190 ($260).

Realized: $70

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Lot 46    

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 2½d purple on blue, bottom right corner margin block of 6 showing marginal rule of the 480 mill sheet (setting 2 or 3), o.g., stamps never hinged, hinged in right selvage only, rich color, attractive allover centering, fresh and immaculate, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful multiple, ex-Aureum. Scott Nos. 114. SG Nos. 201.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K31(2)    £252 for singles ($340).

Realized: $120

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Lot 47 o   

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 2½d purple on blue, bold near complete strike of cross in double ring Inspector's handstamp cancel, an Extremely Fine strike. Scott Nos. 114. SG Nos. 201.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K31(2)    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Lot 48 o   

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 2½d purple on blue, six singles with foreign office cancellations; on piece with complete 1895 "Correio, S. Vicente" (Cape Verde Islands) cds, on piece with full 1893 blue "Marseille De La Republique, Out le Mere" cds, on piece with complete 1897 purple "Royal Niger Company, Post Office Burutu" box date stamp and London receiver, on piece with full 1896 Kalewa (Burma) squared circle date stamp, full 1895 Aden squared circle date stamp and on piece with complete Bootheel handstamp and 1897 Barbados cds alongside, Very Fine. Scott Nos. 114. SG Nos. 201.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K31(2)    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $210

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Lot 49 o   

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 2½d purple on blue, three singles with London cancellations; single on piece with complete 1891 London hooded "V.R." date stamp of Royal Household, single with 1896 London "MB" (Mobile Box) date stamp, and 1901 "London E.C." cds on "damaged top frame at right" variety (K31j); all choice strikes, Very Fine. Scott Nos. 114. SG Nos. 201.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K31(2)    Estimate $100 - 150.

Realized: $80

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Lot 50    

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 2½d purple on blue, single on two separate Boar War covers to Pretoria & Johannesburg from same addressee; both canceled by "London, Sp 29, 99" squared cds's with purple "Mail Service Suspended" box handstamps, Very Fine, the Boars invaded Cape Colony and Natal on October 11th, 1899. Scott Nos. 114. SG Nos. 201.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K31(2)    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $375

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