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Mayfair is part of the Scholium Group Plc, an AIM listed company who specialise in Rare Books, Works on Paper and other Fine Arts.
SALE NUMBER 18
SUNDAY 28th MARCH 2021
The Spring public sale ‘held behind closed doors’ on March 28th proved a great success, with realisations amounting to £350,000.
The opening section of 400 or so collections and boxes attracted very competitive bidding with lot 11, the superb mint GVI collection, setting the tone, realising an impressive £18,600 and very few lots remaining unsold.
Some highlights from the GB section included lot 517, the very fine 2/- brown Specimen selling for £2640, lot 584, the scarce Ed VII 10d 'glossy' mint £1680 and lot 702, the mint 5d OW Official £1800. Lot 640, the 1913 Seahorse Die Proof realised £4800, a very fine u/m DLR 5/- pale carmine with reversed watermark, lot 548, £2520 and £1 deep green u/m, lot 640, £2400. One item that attracted great interest was lot 570, the 1887 Jubilee 'Reply Paid' Essay vertical pair of a type not previously seen by us, finally being knocked down for £1680.
Commonwealth singles were once again in high demand with lots 736 and 737, mint examples of the Australia 1915 £1 and £2 Kangaroo realising £1560 and £1740 respectively, the striking and very scarce Gibraltar 1889 10c carmine with 'Missing value', lot 816, selling for £3480 and lot 822, the mint 1889 Gold Coast 20/-, £2040. £2040 was also realised for lot 853, the KUT £100 Specimen, £4080 for lot 865, the very scarce Labuan 1901 8c Postage Due with 'Frame inverted' and £2880 for lot 880, the Straits Settlements $500 Specimen. Finally, from St. Helena, lot 966 the 1884 1/- marginal u/m with 'Surcharge double' sold for £2160 and a set of the Tristan Relief overprints fine used, lot 976, £2400.