24 October 2019
Auction highlights for October, including a 2½d Silver Jubilee ‘Prussian Blue’ error.
The recent Spink auction of ‘India used in the Straits Settlements, The Tan Ah Ee Collection - Part 1’ included a beautiful cover (pictured below) featuring two stamps from the 1854 Lithograph Issue of India. Sent from Singapore on 24 September 1855, the entire to Hamburg was marked ‘Via Trieste’, and featured a 4a. blue and red fourth printing pair with good to large margins, both neatly cancelled by diamond of hollow dots. On the reverse of the cover was a clear arrival datestamp, showing that the letter arrived on 3 November.
SOLD FOR £17,908
Stanley Gibbons recently sold an example of the famous 2½d Silver Jubilee ‘Prussian Blue’ error of colour from the reign of King George V. The lot described the stamps as having ‘a fine large part o.g. example of this popular stamp’ and included a normal example of the 1935 stamp for comparison.
SOLD FOR £5,000
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