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Stamp auction - 10 March 2011 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 10 March 2011. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 138 - Line Engraved Proofs
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1870 (May) Die proof in black on thin white paper (34 x 30) fresh fine & most attractive, RPS Cert (1982), Spec.DP62b. (1) Cat. £35,000 £6000 to 7000 N/S

1870 (May) Die proof in rose on thin white paper (47 x 50mm), slight wrinkle through the centre not detracting from the very fresh & fine appearance, rare. Spec.DP62b. Cat. £35,000. £5000 to 6000 N/S

1872 South Kensington Exhibition Proof, Die II, Alphabet III, 1d Plate 27 HK (Gothic 'K') imperforate plate proof in black on thick white card, faint staining, otherwise fine, SG.Spec.DP36. (1) Cat. £2000 £450 to 550 N/S

PERKINS BACON BACKGROUND TRIAL SHEET in dark green on thin white wove paper, engine turned backgrounds which includes the pattern for the background of the first postage stamps (minor corner bend), Spec.DP9b, rare. (1) Cat. £4000 £800 to 1000 £900.00

RAINBOW COLOUR TRIALS plate state 2 in red brown 2/3rds of a sheet, the bottom row have been pen marked with a chemical & an acid (see page 39 & 43 etc of 'Rainbow Trials' by Rowse) An important Rainbow Trial of great rarity, SG.Spec.DP20. £12000 to 15000 £13000.00

1850 Prince Consort Essay Imperforate in brown, four margin example, small closed tear, upper right side, Spec.DP71 (2) £200 to 250 £380.00
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