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Auction: Auction 18.06.1996
was auctioned on: 18 June 1996
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12 to 129 , the extensive and very valuable study of plated examples showing the various alphabets with characteristic letters, positional varieties, re-entries, states (with rare and unrecorded), etc., mostly used but also including mint or unused w...

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Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000
ca. US$6,168 - US$7,710
Price realised:  £8,050
ca. US$12,413
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12 to 129 , the extensive and very valuable study of plated examples showing the various alphabets with characteristic letters, positional varieties, re-entries, states (with rare and unrecorded), etc., mostly used but also including mint or unused with 34 NI, 75 PA-PB pair, 76 KG, and ten unplated singles; imprimaturs from plates 13 , 18 (corner example lettered AL with part selvedge showing plate number and inscription), 29 , 31 , 48 , 62 and 89 ; the used with many fine items including 77b BA the B blank error corrected, 96 AL corner example with part selvedge showing plate number and inscription, many fine large multiples, cancellations with numbers in Cross, distinctive Crosses, coloured numerals, inverted watermarks, covers, etc.; mostly being fine picked examples with four margins. A superb assembly and an excellent basis for continuation and expansion. (many hundreds)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 18.06.1996
Date of the auction: 18 Jun 1996
Address: Christie's
London, King Street