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Stamp auction - 15 May 2018 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 15 May 2018. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 158 - Line Engraved Proofs
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1840 1d Rainbow Trial (State 3) VF Imperf four margin top right corner marginal block of four printed in drab on thick bluish laid paper showing papermaker's watermark in sheet margins. Spec.DP20d (State 3). Ex Verus. £4000 to 5000 £4000.00

1840 (Sept) 1d Rainbow Trial (State 3a) superb presentation sheet bearing six 1d 'Rainbow' Colour Trials with voided corners & without check letters, three of which are printed in shades of blue on 'Plain Paper' with three more printed in shades of blue on 'Prussiate Paper' endorsed at top 'Fugitive Inks' and 'Shades of Blue' at foot in the copper plate hand writing of Jacob Perkins and with additional numbers & annotations alongside each trial. A magnificent exhibition showpiece. £15000 to 20000 N/S
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