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The Balance of Lady Mairi's collection of King Edward VII
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The Balance of Lady Mairi's collection of King Edward VII, Mounted on 91 pages to the highest exhibition standard and housed in two Frank Godden exhibition boxes; arranged by order of value from ½d. to £1 and by printings within each value thus following the order of the Stanley Gibbons specialised catalogue. There are several Specimen stamps and great strength in the superb range of single shades, blocks of 4 and a few larger multiples; there are also numerous plate flaws, often in positional multiples. Highlights by value and printing include: ½d. 1902 'D4' control block of 4 with double perforation in the margin and affecting some stamps; 1904 'D4' strip of 12 with double perforation in the margin and affecting the stamps; 1911 Perforation 14 two horizontal pairs with pre-printing paper folds; 1d. 1902 Imperforate Plate Proofs in carmine with double impression and triple impression, pair in green with double impression; 1902 SPECIMEN Type 17; 1902 'F6' strip of 3 and 'G7' strip of 5, both with additional 'ghost' impressions of the control; several examples of the pin or 'plug' repair; 1902 several examples of misplaced perforations, offsets and a fine pre-printing paper fold; 1911 Harrison Perforation 14 shades with intense rose-red, intense rose-red Watermark inverted, aniline rose and aniline pink; three very good pre-printing paper folds; corner block of 6 with a gross misperforation; No watermark blocks of 4 (2); 1½d. 1902 SPECIMEN Type 17; 1902 and 1905 blocks of 4; 1911 blocks of 4 (4); 1911 complete lower strip of 12 with date cuts; 2d. 1906 SPECIMEN Type 17; 1911 SPECIMEN Type 22; 1911 marginal block of 9 including the Row 3/12 raised corner flaw; single with misplaced tablet and a marginal single with 80% offset; 2½d. 1911 Harrison Perforation 14 blocks of 4 (2) and a block of 6; single with pre-printing paper fold; 1911 Harrison Perforation 15x14 blocks of 4 (4), 6, 20 and a strip of 12 from the foot of the sheet; 3d. 1902 blocks of 4 (2); 1906 SPECIMEN Type 17; four single shades, block of 4 and block of 8; 1911 Harrison Perforation 14 blocks of 4 (2) and corner marginal block of 12; 1911 Harrison Perforation 15x14 blocks of 4 (2); corner marginal pair and blocks of 4 both with the Row 20/2 broken scroll flaw; 4d. 1906 blocks of 4 (2); 1909 Imperforate Plate Proof block of 4; SPECIMEN Type 17; 1911 Harrison Perforation 15x14 block of 4 with pre-printing paper fold; 5d. 1902 SPECIMEN Type 16 with overprint double; 1902 lower-right corner block of 4; 1906 SPECIMEN Type 17; 1911 blocks of 4 (3), 6 (2)and a complete row of 12 from the foot of the sheet with date cuts in the margin; 6d. 1902 blocks of 4 (3); 1911 Ordinary and Chalk-surfaced paper blocks of 4 (5), 6, 9 and 10; 1913 'Dickinson' coated paper, both shades; 7d. 1910 SPECIMEN Type 17; 1912 complete row of 12 from the foot of the sheet with date cuts in the margin; 9d. single shades (3); 1905 SPECIMEN Type 17; 1905 single shades (4) and a block of 4; 1911 single shades (4) and two blocks of 4; 10d. 1906 SPECIMEN Type 17; 1906 blocks of 4 (2) and a complete strip of 12 from the foot of the sheet - thought to be the sole surviving row of this pane; slate-purple and carmine No cross on the crown; dull purple and scarlet No cross on the crown in pair with a normal stamp; 1911 single shades (9), blocks of 4, 6 and 8; 1s. 1902 block of 4; 1911 corner block of 4; Watermark inverted singles (4) with the watermark in different positions; 2s.6d. 1902 Imperforate Plate Proof; 1902 SPECIMEN Type 16 and a further example with the Watermark inverted; 1902 Ordinary paper shades (2); 1905 Chalk-surfaced paper shades (3); 1911 shades (2), one from the corner of the sheet with date cuts; 5s.1902 Imperforate Plate Proof; 1902 SPECIMEN Type 16; 1902 shades (2); 1912 from the lower-left corner of the sheet with date cuts in the margin; 10s. 1902 SPECIMEN Type 16 and Type 17; 1902 ultramarine and deep ultramarine shades; 1912 blue and deep blue shades; £1 1902 SPECIMEN Type 16 and Type 17; 1902 two singles, one with plate damage above the 'G' of 'POSTAGE'; condition varies, though is generally above average, mounted or unmounted original gum. AN EXCEPTIONAL COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION.
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mounted on 91 pages to the highest exhibition standard and housed in two Frank Godden exhibition boxes; arranged by order of value from ½d. to £1 and by printings within each value thus following the order of the Stanley Gibbons specialised catalogue. There are several Specimen stamps and great strength in the superb range of single shades, blocks of 4 and a few larger multiples; there are also numerous plate flaws, often in positional multiples. Highlights by value and printing include: ½d. 1902 'D4' control block of 4 with double perforation in the margin and affecting some stamps; 1904 'D4' strip of 12 with double perforation in the margin and affecting the stamps; 1911 Perforation 14 two horizontal pairs with pre-printing paper folds; 1d. 1902 Imperforate Plate Proofs in carmine with double impression and triple impression, pair in green with double impression; 1902 SPECIMEN Type 17; 1902 'F6' strip of 3 and 'G7' strip of 5, both with additional 'ghost' impressions of the control; several examples of the pin or 'plug' repair; 1902 several examples of misplaced perforations, offsets and a fine pre-printing paper fold; 1911 Harrison Perforation 14 shades with intense rose-red, intense rose-red Watermark inverted, aniline rose and aniline pink; three very good pre-printing paper folds; corner block of 6 with a gross misperforation; No watermark blocks of 4 (2); 1½d. 1902 SPECIMEN Type 17; 1902 and 1905 blocks of 4; 1911 blocks of 4 (4); 1911 complete lower strip of 12 with date cuts; 2d. 1906 SPECIMEN Type 17; 1911 SPECIMEN Type 22; 1911 marginal block of 9 including the Row 3/12 raised corner flaw; single with misplaced tablet and a marginal single with 80% offset; 2½d. 1911 Harrison Perforation 14 blocks of 4 (2) and a block of 6; single with pre-printing paper fold; 1911 Harrison Perforation 15x14 blocks of 4 (4), 6, 20 and a strip of 12 from the foot of the sheet; 3d. 1902 blocks of 4 (2); 1906 SPECIMEN Type 17; four single shades, block of 4 and block of 8; 1911 Harrison Perforation 14 blocks of 4 (2) and corner marginal block of 12; 1911 Harrison Perforation 15x14 blocks of 4 (2); corner marginal pair and blocks of 4 both with the Row 20/2 broken scroll flaw; 4d. 1906 blocks of 4 (2); 1909 Imperforate Plate Proof block of 4; SPECIMEN Type 17; 1911 Harrison Perforation 15x14 block of 4 with pre-printing paper fold; 5d. 1902 SPECIMEN Type 16 with overprint double; 1902 lower-right corner block of 4; 1906 SPECIMEN Type 17; 1911 blocks of 4 (3), 6 (2)and a complete row of 12 from the foot of the sheet with date cuts in the margin; 6d. 1902 blocks of 4 (3); 1911 Ordinary and Chalk-surfaced paper blocks of 4 (5), 6, 9 and 10; 1913 'Dickinson' coated paper, both shades; 7d. 1910 SPECIMEN Type 17; 1912 complete row of 12 from the foot of the sheet with date cuts in the margin; 9d. single shades (3); 1905 SPECIMEN Type 17; 1905 single shades (4) and a block of 4; 1911 single shades (4) and two blocks of 4; 10d. 1906 SPECIMEN Type 17; 1906 blocks of 4 (2) and a complete strip of 12 from the foot of the sheet - thought to be the sole surviving row of this pane; slate-purple and carmine No cross on the crown; dull purple and scarlet No cross on the crown in pair with a normal stamp; 1911 single shades (9), blocks of 4, 6 and 8; 1s. 1902 block of 4; 1911 corner block of 4; Watermark inverted singles (4) with the watermark in different positions; 2s.6d. 1902 Imperforate Plate Proof; 1902 SPECIMEN Type 16 and a further example with the Watermark inverted; 1902 Ordinary paper shades (2); 1905 Chalk-surfaced paper shades (3); 1911 shades (2), one from the corner of the sheet with date cuts; 5s.1902 Imperforate Plate Proof; 1902 SPECIMEN Type 16; 1902 shades (2); 1912 from the lower-left corner of the sheet with date cuts in the margin; 10s. 1902 SPECIMEN Type 16 and Type 17; 1902 ultramarine and deep ultramarine shades; 1912 blue and deep blue shades; £1 1902 SPECIMEN Type 16 and Type 17; 1902 two singles, one with plate damage above the 'G' of 'POSTAGE'; condition varies, though is generally above average, mounted or unmounted original gum. AN EXCEPTIONAL COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION.

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Mounted on 91 pages to the highest exhibition standard and housed in two Frank Godden exhibition boxes; arranged by order of value from ½d. to £1 and by printings within each value thus following the order of the Stanley Gibbons specialised catalogue. There are several Specimen stamps and great strength in the superb range of single shades, blocks of 4 and a few larger multiples; there are also numerous plate flaws, often in positional multiples. Highlights by value and printing include: ½d. 1902 'D4' control block of 4 with double perforation in the margin and affecting some stamps; 1904 'D4' strip of 12 with double perforation in the margin and affecting the stamps; 1911 Perforation 14 two horizontal pairs with pre-printing paper folds; 1d. 1902 Imperforate Plate Proofs in carmine with double impression and triple impression, pair in green with double impression; 1902 SPECIMEN Type 17; 1902 'F6' strip of 3 and 'G7' strip of 5, both with additional 'ghost' impressions of the control; several examples of the pin or 'plug' repair; 1902 several examples of misplaced perforations, offsets and a fine pre-printing paper fold; 1911 Harrison Perforation 14 shades with intense rose-red, intense rose-red Watermark inverted, aniline rose and aniline pink; three very good pre-printing paper folds; corner block of 6 with a gross misperforation; No watermark blocks of 4 (2); 1½d. 1902 SPECIMEN Type 17; 1902 and 1905 blocks of 4; 1911 blocks of 4 (4); 1911 complete lower strip of 12 with date cuts; 2d. 1906 SPECIMEN Type 17; 1911 SPECIMEN Type 22; 1911 marginal block of 9 including the Row 3/12 raised corner flaw; single with misplaced tablet and a marginal single with 80% offset; 2½d. 1911 Harrison Perforation 14 blocks of 4 (2) and a block of 6; single with pre-printing paper fold; 1911 Harrison Perforation 15x14 blocks of 4 (4), 6, 20 and a strip of 12 from the foot of the sheet; 3d. 1902 blocks of 4 (2); 1906 SPECIMEN Type 17; four single shades, block of 4 and block of 8; 1911 Harrison Perforation 14 blocks of 4 (2) and corner marginal block of 12; 1911 Harrison Perforation 15x14 blocks of 4 (2); corner marginal pair and blocks of 4 both with the Row 20/2 broken scroll flaw; 4d. 1906 blocks of 4 (2); 1909 Imperforate Plate Proof block of 4; SPECIMEN Type 17; 1911 Harrison Perforation 15x14 block of 4 with pre-printing paper fold; 5d. 1902 SPECIMEN Type 16 with overprint double; 1902 lower-right corner block of 4; 1906 SPECIMEN Type 17; 1911 blocks of 4 (3), 6 (2)and a complete row of 12 from the foot of the sheet with date cuts in the margin; 6d. 1902 blocks of 4 (3); 1911 Ordinary and Chalk-surfaced paper blocks of 4 (5), 6, 9 and 10; 1913 'Dickinson' coated paper, both shades; 7d. 1910 SPECIMEN Type 17; 1912 complete row of 12 from the foot of the sheet with date cuts in the margin; 9d. single shades (3); 1905 SPECIMEN Type 17; 1905 single shades (4) and a block of 4; 1911 single shades (4) and two blocks of 4; 10d. 1906 SPECIMEN Type 17; 1906 blocks of 4 (2) and a complete strip of 12 from the foot of the sheet - thought to be the sole surviving row of this pane; slate-purple and carmine No cross on the crown; dull purple and scarlet No cross on the crown in pair with a normal stamp; 1911 single shades (9), blocks of 4, 6 and 8; 1s. 1902 block of 4; 1911 corner block of 4; Watermark inverted singles (4) with the watermark in different positions; 2s.6d. 1902 Imperforate Plate Proof; 1902 SPECIMEN Type 16 and a further example with the Watermark inverted; 1902 Ordinary paper shades (2); 1905 Chalk-surfaced paper shades (3); 1911 shades (2), one from the corner of the sheet with date cuts; 5s.1902 Imperforate Plate Proof; 1902 SPECIMEN Type 16; 1902 shades (2); 1912 from the lower-left corner of the sheet with date cuts in the margin; 10s. 1902 SPECIMEN Type 16 and Type 17; 1902 ultramarine and deep ultramarine shades; 1912 blue and deep blue shades; £1 1902 SPECIMEN Type 16 and Type 17; 1902 two singles, one with plate damage above the 'G' of 'POSTAGE'; condition varies, though is generally above average, mounted or unmounted original gum. AN EXCEPTIONAL COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION.


*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.

*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.


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