Lot 1464, Great Britain collection of mint Control Number singles & multiples, 1881-1951, sold for C$1,462

Lot 1464 Great Britain Extensive Collection of Mint Control Number Singles and Multiples, 1881 to 1951, all neatly displayed and well described on 87 pages in a spring back album. First page is full of Queen Victoria issues, followed by King Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII, and ends with George VI and a few Postage Dues. The majority of the collection is mint, with a few pages at the end of used, and we note that many of the mint are hinged in the margin only. A remarkable collection which would have taken a long time to assemble, which shows a lot of variety, including perforated and imperforate margins, a large range of letters and numbers in margin, different plate markings, different rule markings, printings and much more. We counted the Scott catalogue value for the mint stamps only at $2,528 which does not take into account all of the never hinged premiums, nor the premiums Stanley Gibbons gives for the control numbers, and each denomination was counted at the cheapest printing or shade (there are many good shades here). A clean collection, with many bright colours and mostly fresh material. See scans online for a sneak peek. Estimate $500, sold for C$1,250.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 312, Falkland Islands 1933 King George V set perforated SPECIMEN, sold for $4600

Lot 312, 1933 Falkland Islands King George V set perforated SPECIMENLot 312 Falkland Islands #65S-76S 1933 ½d to £1 Set Perforated SPECIMEN, the full iconic King George V set for the Centenary of British Administration. All are fresh mint and never hinged, with no trace of blemishes nor toning on the gum. Overall very fine centering (a few are fine-very fine). Archive records indicate 473 sets were perforated SPECIMEN, very few of which are in private hands, making these much scarcer than the regular set. Scott Classic catalogue value is for a set of hinged SPECIMEN overprints only. S.G. catalogue value of £4,250 is for a hinged perforated set. Scott CV U$4,500, sold for C$4000 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 312, 1933 Falkland Islands King George V set perforated SPECIMEN

Lot 312, Falkland Islands 1933 King George V set perforated SPECIMEN

Lot 312, 1933 Falkland Islands King George V set perforated SPECIMENLot 312 Falkland Islands #65S-76S 1933 ½d to £1 Set Perforated SPECIMEN, the full iconic King George V set for the Centenary of British Administration. All are fresh mint and never hinged, with no trace of blemishes nor toning on the gum. Overall very fine centering (a few are fine-very fine). Archive records indicate 473 sets were perforated SPECIMEN, very few of which are in private hands, making these much scarcer than the regular set. Scott Classic catalogue value is for a set of hinged SPECIMEN overprints only. S.G. catalogue value of £4,250 is for a hinged perforated set. Scott CV U$4,500.
Lot 312, 1933 Falkland Islands King George V set perforated SPECIMEN