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Great Britain 4½d Issue (S.G. 206)

Lots 73-82 Lots 83-85

Lot 73 E   

Great Britain, 1892, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 4½d bluish green & carmine, hand-painted essay, skillfully executed design on white card (68x85mm), red manuscript "J" in upper left corner and manuscript "Feb 1/92" in upper right corner, Very Fine. Scott Nos. 117E. SG Nos. 206E.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K34 Essay    £9,500 ($12,730).

ONE OF TEN UNIQUE HAND-PAINTED ESSAYS SUBMITTED FOR THE 1892 4½D JUBILEE ISSUE.

Ten hand-painted essays were submitted to De La Rue on February 1st, 1892 on card for the new 4½d value. They were lettered from A-J, making this the tenth of ten essays submitted.

Realized: $3,750

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Lot 74 P   

Great Britain, 1892, Queen Victoria Jubilee (4½d) black, head die proof, on white glazed card (92x61mm) dated "25 MAY 92" in blue with "Before Hardening" handstamp at right, Very Fine, ex-De La Rue archives, Besançon. Scott Nos. 117P. SG Nos. 206P.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K34 Proof    £1,850 ($2,480).

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Lot 75    

Great Britain, 1892, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 4½d green & carmine, imprimatur, full o.g., full margins, rich colors, Very Fine, ex-Besançon. SG Nos. 206 var.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K34 var.    £800 ($1,070).

Realized: $200

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Lot 76 P   

Great Britain, 1892, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 4½d mauve & deep blue, trial color, "Specimen" overprint in black, perf 14, watermark Crown, overprint type 13, left margin single, o.g., stamp never hinged, lightly hinged in selvage only, deep rich colors, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, a very rare trial color proof. SG Nos. 206TC.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K34TC    £4,500 ($6,030).

Realized: $1,600

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Lot 77 P   

Great Britain, 1892, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 4½d mauve & carmine, trial color, "Specimen" overprint in black, perf 14, watermark Crown, overprint type 13, left margin single, o.g., never hinged, deep rich colors, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, a very rare trial color proof. SG Nos. 206TC.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K34TC    £4,500 ($6,030).

Realized: $1,700

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Lot 78    

Great Britain, 1892, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 4½d green & carmine, dot between "4" and "½" (S.E. value), bottom right stamp in bottom right corner margin block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged (h.r.'s in right margin), strong colors, Very Fine. Scott Nos. 117 var. SG Nos. 206 var.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K34(1)a    £181 ($240).

Realized: $170

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Lot 79    

Great Britain, 1892, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 4½d green & carmine, complete pane of 20 (pane G), o.g., never hinged (hinged in margins, strong bright colors, Very Fine. Scott Nos. 117. SG Nos. 206.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K34(1)    £388 ($520).

Realized: $130

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Lot 80    

Great Britain, 1892, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 4½d green & carmine, broken "1" in "½" (R 4/5), bottom right stamp in a complete pane of 20 (pane C), o.g., never hinged, rich vibrant colors, some perf separations in top margin, fresh and Very Fine. Scott Nos. 117. SG Nos. 206.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K34(1)b    £498 for singles ($670).

Realized: $220

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Lot 81    

Great Britain, 1892, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 4½d deep green & carmine, complete pane of 20 (pane B), o.g., never hinged (hinged in margins, strong bright colors, Very Fine. SG Nos. 206 var. S.G. Spec. Nos. K34(2) £400 ($540).
Scott Nos. 117 var.

Realized: $140

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Lot 82    

Great Britain, 1892, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 4½d green & deep carmine, complete pane of 20, o.g., never hinged, strong bright colors, vertical fold between stamps, Very Fine; with 2016 Hendon certificate. Scott Nos. 117 var. SG Nos. 206 var.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K34(1) var.    £388+ ($520).

Realized: $160

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