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    THE PERICLES COLLECTION, KING GEORGE VI ISSUES, 1937-49 DEFINITIVES PERF 15X14, 2D SCARLET KING GEORGE VI DIE II

    Lot 592
    Estimate: $600 Realised Price : $460

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II coil strip of four with large and small holes, BW 188bl, showing coil join, hinged on top two units. Cat AU$900
    [Note: Correction to printed catalogue description and estimate]

     

    Lot 593
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $440

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II coil pair with large and small holes, BW 188bl, fine unmounted. Cat AU$600

     

    Lot 594
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $230

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II study of gutter types (no line, one line, two lines) in association with the perforation types used, comprising positional pieces from top and bottom (with imprint) of sheets, incl corner and gutter imprints showing scarce flush perforations (158)

            

    Lot 595
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $420

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II block of 40 showing the 'Medallion' flaw on R2/5, BW 188e. Fine unmounted and rare in such a large multiple. Cat AU$300+

     

    Lot 596
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $180

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II with 'Medallion' flaw, BW 188e, fine used. Cat AU$250

     

    Lot 597
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $145

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II with 'Medallion' flaw, BW 188e, fine used. Cat AU$250

     

    Lot 598
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $2,700

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II lower right block of four showing virtually complete Plate No. '1', BW 188zac, hinged on top units. Perhaps only three examples are recorded. Cat AU$2000

     

    Lot 599
    Estimate: $2,000

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II Sheet A gutter block of eight with flush perforations (as always) showing complete Plate No. '3' without dots, BW 188zb. Very fine, hinged in selvedge only, with probably 5-6 examples recorded. Cat AU$2000

     

    Lot 600
    Estimate: $1,500

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II Sheet A gutter block of eight showing complete Plate No. '4' without dots, BW 188zc. Very fine, hinged in selvedge only. The most often seen plate number on this stamp, with perhaps ten examples known. Cat AU$2000

     

    Lot 601
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,500

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II Sheet B gutter block of four, BW 188zca, showing almost complete Plate No. '4' with dots. Very fine, hinged in selvedge only, and much scarcer than Plate No. '4' without dots. Cat AU$2000

     

    Lot 602
    Estimate: $3,000 Realised Price : $2,300

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II Sheet A gutter block of eight showing approx 50% of Plate No. '5' without dots, BW 188zd. Fine unmounted and very rare, with perhaps one other example recorded with similar partial number. Cat AU$2000

     

    Lot 603
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,700

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II Sheet A gutter block of eight showing 50% of Plate No. '6' without dots, BW 188ze. Very fine, hinged in selvedge only, and one of probably only three recorded examples. Cat AU$2000

     

    Lot 604
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,300

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II Sheet B gutter block of eight showing complete Plate No. '8' with dots, BW 188zg. Very fine, hinged in gutter and selvedge only, with approx 5-6 examples recorded. Cat AU$1250

     

    Lot 605
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,900

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II Sheet A gutter block of eight showing almost complete Plate No. '10', BW 188zh. Very fine, hinged in selvedge and on one unit only, probably 4-5 examples recorded. Cat AU$1250

     

    Lot 606
    Estimate: $1,000 Realised Price : $750

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II Sheet B gutter block of eight showing complete Plate No. ''10'', BW 188zha. Hinged in selvedge and gutter only, few small tone spots and slightly aged gum. Probably only 4-5 examples recorded. Cat AU$1250
    [Note: Correction to printed catalogue description and estimate]

     

    Lot 607
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $2,800

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II Sheet B gutter block of eight showing almost complete Plate No. '11' with dots, BW 188zia. Hinged in selvedge and gutter only. Rare, with only 2 or 3 examples recorded. Cat AU$2000

     

    Lot 608
    Estimate: $1,500 Realised Price : $1,150

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II Sheet B one-line gutter block of eight showing complete Plate No. '12' with dots, BW 188zja. Very fine, hinged in selvedge and gutter only, with probably 4-5 examples recorded. Cat AU$1250

     

    Lot 609
    Estimate: $4,000 Realised Price : $4,800

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II upper left corner block of four showing complete Plate No. '13', BW 188zk, due to paper fold. Hinged in selvedge only. There is no satisfactory explanation for this abnormal plate number position, and it may have been engraved in error. The only recorded example of this important plate number. Cat AU$2000

     

    Lot 610
    Estimate: $2,000 Realised Price : $1,500

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II Sheet B gutter block of 40 showing slightly more than 50% of Plate No. '13' with dots, BW 188zka. The block also shows excellent examples of recutting to the single gutter defacing line opposite the top and bottom rows. Fine, hinged on four units only. A very large plate number piece, and one of probably only three recorded examples. Cat AU$2000

     

    Lot 611
    Estimate: $3,500 Realised Price : $4,000

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II lower left corner block of four showing approx 50% of a partially inked Plate No. '14', BW 188zla. Similar to Plate No. '13' in the upper left corner, this is an abnormal position and possibly an engraving error. Hinged on top units only. The only recorded example of this important plate number. Cat AU$4000

     

    Lot 612
    Estimate: $3,000 Realised Price : $3,600

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II Sheet B one-line gutter block of eight showing complete Plate No. '15' with dots, BW 188zm. Very fine, hinged in selvedge and gutter only. Despite the comment in the ACSC, this may be the only recorded example. Cat AU$2000

     

    Lot 613
    Estimate: $2,000

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II Sheet A one-line gutter block of eight showing complete plate No. '16' without dots, BW 188zn. Some toning and gum disturbance, still probably only 2 or 3 examples are recorded. Cat AU$2000

     

    Lot 614
    Estimate: $2,500 Realised Price : $2,900

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II Sheet B two-line gutter block of eight showing large portion of Plate No. '18' with dots, BW 199zo. Fine, hinged in selvedge and gutter only, with probably only 2 or 3 examples recorded. Cat AU$2000

     

    Lot 615
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $115

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II lower gutter 'Ash' imprint blocks of eight (2), the first showing the single gutter defacing line completely doubled, the second unmounted and showing crude recutting of the line [from Plate 13 Sheet B]. Interesting and very scarce varieties

      

    Lot 616
    Estimate: $400

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II 'No imprint' block of 16, BW 188zs, from base of coil plate with perf pip under units 7/8 (left sheet), from surplus sheets distributed to post offices with normal perforation. Very fine, four units hinged. Cat AU$300+

     

    Lot 617
    Estimate: $400 Realised Price : $360

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II 'No imprint' block of 16, BW 188zs, from base of coil plate with perf pips under units 1/2 and 7/8 (middle sheet), from surplus sheets distributed to post offices with normal perforation. Tone spot on one unit, four units hinged. Cat AU$300+

     

    Lot 618
    Estimate: $400

    2d Scarlet KGVI Die II 'No imprint' block of 16, BW 188zs, from base of coil plate with perf pip under units 1/2 (right sheet), from surplus sheets distributed to post offices with normal perforation. Few small tone spots and three units hinged. Cat AU$300+

     

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