Prestige Philately Auction 178 Catalogue1884-85 Surcharges
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Displaying 5 Lots in Category - 1884-85 Surcharges
1884 HALFPENNY ON PENNY: '½' on Wmk Crown/CC Perf 14 1d yellow-ochre SG 89 block of 10 (5x2), the fourth unit with Defective (Grinning) '2' in '½' & the eighth unit with '2' in Fraction Misplaced to Left of '1', large-part o.g. with eight units being unmounted, Cat £230++. [Dr Cecil Walkley's block of 9 - at the time believed to be the largest surviving Perf 14 block - sold for $1035]
1884 HALFPENNY ON PENNY: '½' on Wmk Crown/CC Perf 14 1d yellow-ochre SG 89 marginal block of 10 (5x2) from the left of the sheet [R11/1-5 & R12/1-5], the seventh unit with Thin Fraction Bar SG 89a, large-part o.g. with six units being unmounted, Cat £230++.
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1885 PENNY ON THREEPENCE: '1d.' with Curved Upper Serif on 3d pale brown as SG 91 but with the Overprint Double in Pale Yellow & in Pale Green, no gum. Rare. [John Gartner had a block of 4, with a RPSofL Certificate stating "presumably of proof status": its current whereabouts is unknown. Ric Slade-Slade had two singles: as his sale was only months after Gartner, it is unlikely that these were from the Gartner block. A single was sold at a Sydney auction in 2008 for $3450. That & this example may well be the Slade-Slade stamps. Neither the Gartner nor Slade-Slade stamps were illustrated]
1885 PENNY ON THREEPENCE: '1d.' with Curved Upper Serif on 3d cinnamon SG 91a block of 12 (4x3), a few characteristic minor gumbends, full unmounted o.g., Cat £900++ (mounted).
1885 PENNY ON THREEPENCE: '1d.' with Curved Upper Serif on 3d cinnamon SG 91a complete pane of 60 (10x6) with wing-margins at the base & the external margins removed, the last row all with Flat Upper Serif on Skinny '1' resulting in ten se-tenant vertical pairs SG 91b, a few characteristic minor gumbends & the last unit with a few short perfs at the base, very fresh with full unmounted o.g., Cat £6000++ (mounted). Ex Dr Cecil Walkley (2007): acquired for $2875.