Our upcoming sale is unique in the annals of postage stamp auctions.
The British Postal Museum & Archive is releasing for sale a series of duplicate stamps from registration sheets, or imprimaturs, with proceeds benefitting their new museum due to open in 2016.
The first portion of the sale, features stamps from the reigns of King George V, King Edward VIII and King George VI.
From the reign of King George V, a magnificent range of imprimatur sheets, single stamps, pairs, blocks of four and larger multiples of the famous ”Seahorse” design have been consigned. Apart from the original sheet, which will be retained by the Museum, these duplicate registration sheets are the only examples available for sale and represent a unique opportunity for collectors and dealers alike.
The reign of King Edward VIII was curtailed by the King’s abdication and only four stamps were issued.
For King George VI, a wide range of definitive stamps for everyday use were prepared. The colours and designs changed considerably between 1937 and 1951; each is fully represented in the sale.