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Stamp auction - 29 November 2012 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 29 November 2012. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 143 - KGV Downey Heads
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
1911 10d Downey Head Essay for colour deep orange on white wove paper, hand struck 'SP/88' and ink manuscript 'Orange 126' Extremely fine & very rare. £400 to 500 N/S
1535    Used
Large stock book with around 9000-9500 1911-15 Downey Heads large quantity of used examples of both ½d & 1d values. Unchecked for wmks, varieties, pmks etc. £200 to 300 £360.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1911 ½d Bluish Green SG.323 Marginal Block of Four on advertising Postcard, tied by Edinburgh double ring cds's for June 22nd 1911 the First Day of Issue, Endorsed 'Coronation George V' Scarce shade & Extremely rare used on F.D.I. Brandon Cert (1993) Stamp alone Cat £780 £300 to 350 £450.00
 Block of four
1911 Die IA Crown Wmk ½d bluish green, very fine M block of four (3x UM), SG.323, Spec.N1(4), RPS Cert. 1998. Cat. £1500+ £450 to 550 N/S
Block larger than four or stamp booklet
1912 ½d pale green Die 1b Simple Cypher booklet pane of six, fine M (5x UM), perfs a little trimmed on two sides, Spec.NB2, SG.334. (6) Cat. £495 £75 to 90 N/S
1539    M
Block larger than four or stamp booklet
1912 ½d green Die 1b Simple Cypher Wmk upright, fine M booklet pane of six with excellent perfs (3x UM), Spec.NB2, SG.335. (6) Cat. £405 £80 to 100 £90.00
1540    UM
Block larger than four or stamp booklet
1912 ½d green Die II Wmk Royal Cypher (multiple) REVERSED UM control block of six, few short perfs at top & some natural gum creasing, SG.346wj. £50 to 60 £50.00
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