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Apex Public Auction 133

Apex Public Auction 133
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Apex Public Auction 133 takes place at Lingfield Park Racecourse on Sunday July 27th with 1150 lots going under the hammer. The sale comprises all world country collections, boxes and mixed lots, with strong sections of GB and Commonwealth singles and sets, featuring several major rarities.

Of particular interest from Great Britain is the key Ed V11 shade [Lot 641], the 6d bright magenta, a lovely mint corner marginal example, estimated at £6500 to £7500. Also of note the QV 'IR Official' £1 brown lilac, an unused example with RPS Cert, estimated at £6000 to £7000 [Lot 836], the very scarce QV 3/- slate blue Telegraph (pictured below) with an estimate of £2500 to £3000 [Lot 844] and also, 1914 1d Postage Due in Control block of 6 mint, the lower 3 stamps without watermark, possibly a unique piece, estimated at £3000 to £3500 [lot 821].

1881 Crown wmk 3/- slate blue Telegraph stamp

From the Commonwealth, pride of place goes to, an unmounted set of the 1967 Anguilla Independence set [the only other set we have handled sold 5 years ago for a hammer price of £11,500, not including buyer’s premium], estimated at £10,000 to £12,000 [Lot 854], also the 1933 Falklands Centenary set, estimated at £2000 to £2500 [Lot 957] and one of the scarcest GV1 items, Grenada 1938 2 1/2d perf 12 1/2 x 13 1/2 mint, with an estimate between £3750 to £4500. Also in the sale, 2 fine examples of the 1980 China 'Year of Monkey' stamp [Lot 936 and 937]. Once again we are pleased to offer a selection of QE2 items from the stock of the late Mike Holt with many fine misperfs, missing colours, imperfs, colour shifts and specialised Machins.

The sale will held on Sunday July 27th at Lingfield Park Racecourse. The full catalogue is available to view online at www.apexstamps.com

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