British Levant Rarity in Grosvenor sale

The largest known multiple of the 1893 40pa on 1/2d vermilion provisional is up for sale in Grosvenor’s 7th-8th March 2012 sale of British Empire and Foreign Countries. The high opinion of the rarity of this unmounted mint strip of five is underlined by the £10’000-£12’000 estimate. Catalogued by Stanley Gibbons at £425 each, that means they are estimating at well over 4 times catalogue!

Better news for the modest collector though, as there is also a selection of the British Levant Jubilee issue with Specimen and Cancelled handstamps.

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  1. Checking the prices realised, the largest known multiple of the 1893 40pa on 1/2d vermilion provisional sold for £9’000+commission.

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