Stamps & Covers of the World

9 Apr 2003, starting at 10:30 BST .

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-- ditto, 5m. plate proof block of four in black on card, mounted on thick board, fine.

1914 De La Rue 1m. to 200m.set of ten values on unwatermarked paper in imperforate blocks of four mint. Ex Holcombe Balian 129, £E3400

-- ditto, a similar set on unwatermarked paper, also with watermark imperf. 1m. to 10m. (each with sheet margin), and 100m. block of eight (4 x 2) with top and inter-panneau margin (vertical central crease clear of stamps).

-- ditto, imperforate with watermark blocks of twelve from the lower right corner of the sheet - each block showing plate number, handstamped date, and initialled, comprising 1m. (plate 3), 2m. (plate 2), 4m. (plate 1), 10m. (plate2), 50m. (plate1), and 100m. (plate 1), some creasing or faults, but a rare group from the printers file sheets.

-- ditto, watermarked set in imperforate blocks of four, unmounted mint (1m. with some creasing).

-- ditto, watermarked set of singles, fine.

-- ditto, watermarked imperforate set mounted on card, each cancelled by Alexandria c.d.s. Balian 115a-124a, £E1440

-- 5m. with watermark to right, an imperforate inter-panneau block of eight (4 x 2) from sheet prepared for booklets, fine and rare. Balian 125d var.

1921-22 unissued 4m. vermilion with multiple watermark, fine and fresh unmounted mint, very scarce. Ex Holcombe.

-- ditto, a mint block of four (three unmounted) with sheet margin at foot, rare.

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Buyer's Premium Rates
27.5% on the first £10,000 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £10,000 up to and including £450,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £450,000 up to and including £4,500,000;
and 14.5% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of £4,500,000.

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

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