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Stamp Collecting

Paul Fraser Collecitbles shares some of the world's rarest postage stamps and news from the world of philately.
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£3,500 Bermuda 1943 (Mar) £1 purple and black/red, SG121cb.  Very scarce printing variety of this King George VI high value issue showing shading omission from the top right scroll, 'blank scroll'.  Very fine quality mint example with original gum and barely a trace of a hinge mark.  The SG catalogue value is £4,000. St Pierre, Vintage Travel Posters, Vintage World Maps, Crown Colony, Post Stamp, Vintage Stamps, King George, Stamp Collecting, Purple And Black
Bermuda 1943 (Mar) £1 purple and black/red
£3,500 Bermuda 1943 (Mar) £1 purple and black/red, SG121cb. Very scarce printing variety of this King George VI high value issue showing shading omission from the top right scroll, 'blank scroll'. Very fine quality mint example with original gum and barely a trace of a hinge mark. The SG catalogue value is £4,000.
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Paul Fraser Collectibles
£400 I.C.S Gwalior 1885-97 4a slate-green, right marginal block of four showing variety "OVERPRINT DOUBLE, ONE ALBINO", SG27ca.  A superb quality unmounted mint example of this scarce Indian States variety, particularly as a multiple.  The SG catalogue value for a single stamp is £100. Gwalior, Albino, Postage Stamps, Slate, Superb, Example, Mint, Multiple
I.C.S. Gwalior 1885-97 4a slate-green block of four
£400 I.C.S Gwalior 1885-97 4a slate-green, right marginal block of four showing variety "OVERPRINT DOUBLE, ONE ALBINO", SG27ca. A superb quality unmounted mint example of this scarce Indian States variety, particularly as a multiple. The SG catalogue value for a single stamp is £100.
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Paul Fraser Collectibles
£795 North Borneo 1939 $5 indigo and pale blue, 'Arms of the Company', SG317.  A wonderful unmounted mint example with full original gum, fine appearance and colour, well centred.  The key value of the set in this stamp issue in the best possible condition.  The SG catalogue value is £850. Old Stamps, Rare Stamps, Borneo, British Asian, Labuan, East Indies, Sarawak
North Borneo 1939 indigo and pale blue
£795 North Borneo 1939 $5 indigo and pale blue, 'Arms of the Company', SG317. A wonderful unmounted mint example with full original gum, fine appearance and colour, well centred. The key value of the set in this stamp issue in the best possible condition. The SG catalogue value is £850.
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Paul Fraser Collectibles
£6,500 Saudi Arabia 1964-70 Official stamps (size 21x26mm) 1p. to 100p. set of 27, SGO502/O528.  A very fine quality and rare set, unmounted mint with full original gum.  The SG catalogue value is £8,200. Rare Set, Saudi Arabia, Fine Quality, 70th, Gum, The Originals
Saudi Arabia 1964-70 mint
£6,500 Saudi Arabia 1964-70 Official stamps (size 21x26mm) 1p. to 100p. set of 27, SGO502/O528. A very fine quality and rare set, unmounted mint with full original gum. The SG catalogue value is £8,200.
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Paul Fraser Collectibles
£1,500 South Africa OFFICIALS: 1930-47 2s6d blue and brown pair showing variety "DIAERESIS OVER SECOND 'E' OF OFFISIEEL ON AFRIKAANS STAMP ONLY", SGO19b.  A very fine quality unmounted mint example of this rare printing variety. Afrikaans, South Africa, Decorative Boxes, Printing
South Africa 1930-47 2s6d blue and brown
£1,500 South Africa OFFICIALS: 1930-47 2s6d blue and brown pair showing variety "DIAERESIS OVER SECOND 'E' OF OFFISIEEL ON AFRIKAANS STAMP ONLY", SGO19b. A very fine quality unmounted mint example of this rare printing variety.
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Paul Fraser Collectibles
£650 Virgin Islands 1899 4d brown with R10/3 FOURPENCF pantograph error, SG46a.  A fine quality example of this rare and classic error with large part original gum. A couple of fractionally short perforations, immaterial, though mentioned for accuracy.  The SG catalogue value is £750. Virgin Islands, Error, Rare, Couple
Virgin Islands 1899 4d brown
£650 Virgin Islands 1899 4d brown with R10/3 FOURPENCF pantograph error, SG46a. A fine quality example of this rare and classic error with large part original gum. A couple of fractionally short perforations, immaterial, though mentioned for accuracy. The SG catalogue value is £750.
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Paul Fraser Collectibles
£350 Great Britain 1840 1d black, Plate 1b, SG2.  A very fine used example with four good to large margins lettered QH, cancelled by a red Maltese Cross.  An attractive example from the very first printing plate, after repair, of the world's first postage stamp. The penny black represents a real landmark in British and worldwide history.  The SG catalogue value is £375. Maltese Cross, Penny Black, Printed Plates, Cancelled, Landmark, Great Britain, First World
Great Britain 1840 1d black, Plate 1b
£350 Great Britain 1840 1d black, Plate 1b, SG2. A very fine used example with four good to large margins lettered QH, cancelled by a red Maltese Cross. An attractive example from the very first printing plate, after repair, of the world's first postage stamp. The penny black represents a real landmark in British and worldwide history. The SG catalogue value is £375.
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Paul Fraser Collectibles
£450 Great Britain 1840 1d black, Plate 3, SG2.  A very fine used example with four good to very large margins lettered CE, neatly cancelled by a crisp red Maltese Cross leaving a clear profile.  A stunning example of this hard to find printing plate of the world's first postage stamp. The penny black represents a real landmark in British and worldwide history.  The SG catalogue value is £500.
Great Britain 1840 1d black, Plate 3
£450 Great Britain 1840 1d black, Plate 3, SG2. A very fine used example with four good to very large margins lettered CE, neatly cancelled by a crisp red Maltese Cross leaving a clear profile. A stunning example of this hard to find printing plate of the world's first postage stamp. The penny black represents a real landmark in British and worldwide history. The SG catalogue value is £500.
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Paul Fraser Collectibles
£375 Great Britain 1840 1d black, Plate 4, SG2.  A fine used example with four good to large margins lettered FF, neatly cancelled by an almost complete orange-red Maltese Cross.  An attractive example of the world's first postage stamp with a wonderful example of the orange-red Maltese Cross cancellation seldom seen so fine. The penny black represents a real landmark in British and worldwide history.  The SG catalogue value is £400.
Great Britain 1840 1d black, Plate 4
£375 Great Britain 1840 1d black, Plate 4, SG2. A fine used example with four good to large margins lettered FF, neatly cancelled by an almost complete orange-red Maltese Cross. An attractive example of the world's first postage stamp with a wonderful example of the orange-red Maltese Cross cancellation seldom seen so fine. The penny black represents a real landmark in British and worldwide history. The SG catalogue value is £400.
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Paul Fraser Collectibles
£1,250 Great Britain 1840 1d black, Plate 10, SG2.  A very fine used example with four good to large margins lettered RI, cancelled by a crisp red Maltese Cross, showing re-entry and long-tailed R.  An attractive example of this rare printing plate variety of the world's first postage stamp. The penny black represents a real landmark in British and worldwide history.  The SG catalogue value is £1,500.  GB Specialised Catalogue Number: AS66e/h. Tailed
Great Britain 1840 1d black, Plate 10
£1,250 Great Britain 1840 1d black, Plate 10, SG2. A very fine used example with four good to large margins lettered RI, cancelled by a crisp red Maltese Cross, showing re-entry and long-tailed R. An attractive example of this rare printing plate variety of the world's first postage stamp. The penny black represents a real landmark in British and worldwide history. The SG catalogue value is £1,500. GB Specialised Catalogue Number: AS66e/h.
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Paul Fraser Collectibles
£6,500 Great Britain 1841 1d red-brown Plate 34, lettered PI, SG8.  A fine and scarce stamp with four clear to good margins, lightly cancelled by part 'CHANNEL ISLANDS' distinctive Maltese Cross in black, a very rare cancellation seldom seen, let alone on such a fine quality example.  GB Specialised Catalogue Number:B1 tc  The SG specialised catalogue lists the value off cover for this stamp at £10,000. Brown Plates, Channel Islands
Great Britain 1841 1d red-brown, plate 34
£6,500 Great Britain 1841 1d red-brown Plate 34, lettered PI, SG8. A fine and scarce stamp with four clear to good margins, lightly cancelled by part 'CHANNEL ISLANDS' distinctive Maltese Cross in black, a very rare cancellation seldom seen, let alone on such a fine quality example. GB Specialised Catalogue Number:B1 tc The SG specialised catalogue lists the value off cover for this stamp at £10,000.
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Paul Fraser Collectibles
£325 Great Britain 1840 1d black Plate 1a, SG2.  A fine used example with four good to large margins lettered TD, neatly cancelled by a crisp red Maltese Cross.  An attractive example from the very first printing plate of the world's first postage stamp. The penny black represents a real landmark in British and worldwide history.  The SG catalogue value is £375. Solomons, Number Two
Great Britain 1840 1d black, Plate 1a
£325 Great Britain 1840 1d black Plate 1a, SG2. A fine used example with four good to large margins lettered TD, neatly cancelled by a crisp red Maltese Cross. An attractive example from the very first printing plate of the world's first postage stamp. The penny black represents a real landmark in British and worldwide history. The SG catalogue value is £375.
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Paul Fraser Collectibles
£325 Great Britain 1840 1d black, Plate 2, SG2.  A fine used four margins example lettered IH, neatly cancelled by a red Maltese Cross.  An attractive example of the world's first postage stamp. The penny black represents a real landmark in British and worldwide history.  The SG catalogue value is £375.
Great Britain 1840 1d black, Plate 2
£325 Great Britain 1840 1d black, Plate 2, SG2. A fine used four margins example lettered IH, neatly cancelled by a red Maltese Cross. An attractive example of the world's first postage stamp. The penny black represents a real landmark in British and worldwide history. The SG catalogue value is £375.
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Paul Fraser Collectibles
£450 Great Britain 1840 1d black, Plate 8, SG2.  A very fine used example with good to large margins lettered QH, cancelled by a crisp black Maltese Cross.  A most attractive example of the world's first postage stamp. The penny black represents a real landmark in British and worldwide history.  The SG catalogue value is £525. Crisp
Great Britain 1840 1d black, Plate 8
£450 Great Britain 1840 1d black, Plate 8, SG2. A very fine used example with good to large margins lettered QH, cancelled by a crisp black Maltese Cross. A most attractive example of the world's first postage stamp. The penny black represents a real landmark in British and worldwide history. The SG catalogue value is £525.
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Paul Fraser Collectibles
£3,950 A very fine used example with four good to large margins lettered HE, in the characteristic greyish black shade, cancelled by a black Maltese Cross. A good quality example of the holy grail of penny black collecting, the elusive last printing plate. Only 168,000 were printed from this plate, representing a mere fraction of the total number of penny blacks printed of 68 million. Very few have survived from this plate number, particularly in fine condition. Shades Of Black, Black Print
Great Britain 1840 1d black, Plate 11
£3,950 A very fine used example with four good to large margins lettered HE, in the characteristic greyish black shade, cancelled by a black Maltese Cross. A good quality example of the holy grail of penny black collecting, the elusive last printing plate. Only 168,000 were printed from this plate, representing a mere fraction of the total number of penny blacks printed of 68 million. Very few have survived from this plate number, particularly in fine condition.
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Paul Fraser Collectibles