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Great Britain 5d Issue (S.G. 207)

Lots 86-91

Lot 86 P   

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 5d black, head plate die proof, from the De La Rue Striking Books, cut to stamp size and affixed to buff card (52x46mm) with manuscript "Jan 21, 240 leads / Feb 7, 240 leads / Feb 13, 240 leads" notations, Very Fine. SG Nos. 207P.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K35 Proof    £1,750 ($2,340).

Realized: $425

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Lot 87 P   

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 5d black, head plate die proof, on white glazed card (93x61mm), dated "12 AUG 86" with "Before Hardening" handstamp at upper right, Very Fine, ex-De La Rue archives, Aureum. Scott Nos. 118aP. SG Nos. 207P.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K35 Proof    £1,850 ($2,480).

Realized: $375

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Lot 88    

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 5d dull purple & blue, Die I, imprimatur, o.g., very lightly hinged, strong bright colors, full margins, Very Fine, one of only 24 that exist. SG Nos. 207 var.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K36 var.    £800 ($1,070).

Realized: $250

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Lot 89 S   

Great Britain, 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 5d dull purple & blue, Die I, "Specimen" overprint in black, overprint type 12, horizontal strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, choice overall centering, deep colors, Extremely Fine, a very scarce multiple, ex-Weiss, RL & Besançon. Scott Nos. 118aS. SG Nos. 207s.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K35s    £480 ($640).

Realized: $260

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Lot 90 S   

Great Britain, 1888, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 5d dull purple & blue, Die II, "Cancelled" overprint in black, overprint type 14, top margin single, o.g., stamp never hinged, lightly hinged in selvage only, rich bold colors, fresh and Very Fine, quite scarce in never hinged and unpriced as such in S.G. Specialized, ex-Weiss, RL & Besançon. Scott Nos. 118S. SG Nos. 207as.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K36(1)t    £1,250 for hinged ($1,680).

Realized: $850

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Lot 91    

Great Britain, 1888, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 5d dull purple & blue, Die II, left margin horizontal gutter block of 4 from setting 3, o.g., never hinged, strong colors, some creasing including one affecting bottom left stamp, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Aureum. Scott Nos. 118. SG Nos. 207a.
S.G. Spec. Nos. K36    £275 for normal block ($370).

Realized: $160

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