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Great Britain 4d Issue (S.G. 205)

Lots 65-72

Lot 65 E   

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 4d black, composite die proof essay, of the unadopted design for duty plate with speckled background, on white glazed card cut to stamp size, with head plate die proof cut to shape and hinged in place, with manuscript "4d Die Chgd, 17 Mar 86" in red manuscript on reverse, Very Fine, to be listed in S.G. Great Britain Queen Victoria Specialized Vol. 1 Catalogue 17th Edition, ex-De La Rue archives & Aureum. Scott Nos. 116E. SG Nos. 205E.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K33 Essay    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

THE UNIQUE 1887 4D JUBILEE COMPOSITE DIE PROOF ESSAY - UNLISTED BY GIBBONS.

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Lot 66 P   

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 4d black, duty die proof, die 1a, on white glazed card (92x60mm), dated "17 MAR 86" with "Before Hardening" handstamp below, die impression inverted on card, Very Fine, ex-De La Rue archives. Scott Nos. 116P. SG Nos. 205P.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K33 Proof    £2,500 ($3,350).

A RARE 4 PENCE JUBILEE DUTY DIE PROOF FROM THE FIRST REJECTED DIE.

Realized: $1,000

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Lot 67    

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 4d green & purple brown, imprimatur, o.g., huge margins with outside corner squares nearly complete (perforations normally intersect on regular issue), rich vibrant color, Extremely Fine. Scott Nos. 116 var. SG Nos. 205 var.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K33 var.    £725 ($970).

Realized: $625

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Lot 68    

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 4d green & purple brown, bottom left corner margin single, o.g., lightly hinged, showing dramatic perf mis-registration from paper fold over, rich colors, Very Fine and unusual. Scott Nos. 116. SG Nos. 205.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K33(1)    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $210

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Lot 69 /   

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 4d green & purple brown, vertically ribbed paper, top right corner margin block of 4 from marginal setting 5, o.g., top right h.r., others never hinged, well centered with strong bright colors, Very Fine, a very scarce paper variety, ex-Aureum. Scott Nos. 116 var. SG Nos. 205.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K33(1) var.    £220 for normal singles ($300).

Realized: $160

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Lot 70    

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 4d green & purple brown, top margin horizontal gutter block of 8 from setting 5, o.g., never hinged, rich colors, well centered throughout, Very Fine, a very scarce gutter block in never hinged condition. Scott Nos. 116. SG Nos. 205.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K33(1); £480 for singles ($640)    Estimate $400 - 600.

Realized: $280

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Lot 71    

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 4d green & purple brown, complete pane of 20 from setting 5 (pane P), o.g., never hinged, rich bold colors, corner margin creases at bottom, Very Fine, ex-Aureum. Scott Nos. 116. SG Nos. 205.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K33(1)    £1,200 for singles ($1,610).

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Lot 72    

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 4d green & deep chocolate brown, right margin vertical gutter block of 8 from marginal setting 5, o.g., never hinged, deep rich colors, well centered throughout, some perf separations in gutter perfs at right, Extremely Fine, a wonderful gutter multiple in exceptional condition, ex-Aureum. Scott Nos. 116 var. SG Nos. 205a var.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K33(3); £880 for hinged singles ($1,180)    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

Setting 5, with horizontal lined blocks and head plate rules cut away at the corners, originates from the 9th to 14th 80-set printings and the 15th to 21st 160-set printings. These represent approximately 65% of the total print run for this issue.

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Lots 65-72

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