1891-1904 Issue (SG Type 11 Overprint) Specimen and Cancelled Overprints

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Specimen Overprints

Type BEC 2

Type GB 9

History: Ex John Inglefield-Watson (Spink October 2007 lot 1083, the set sold for £700 plus commission)

Type GB 13
Applied at Somerset House. Only known on the 1d lilac and 1s green

Large part original gum, two foxed perfs. at foot
History: Ex John Inglefield-Watson (Spink October 2007 lot 1085 sold for £240 plus commission)

Cancelled Overprints

Type GB 14
Applied on Inland Revenue authority to twelve examples

History: Ex John Inglefield-Watson (Spink October 2007 lot 1084, the set sold for £1’300 plus commission)

Manuscript
De La Rue prepared six sets of essays. The sets comprised the 1d, 2d, 4d and 6d values as issued and also 1/2d and 3d values. One set marked “Cancelled” in manuscript, was retained by the company.

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