Bidboard # 1858
Lot # 161
Catalogue Value or Estimate: $4,125.00
Price Realized: $130
Great Britain # 40 SPECIMEN, 57 (Plate 2) SPECIMEN

Two Victorian era issues (1862 issue 9p straw, 1867 issue 5sh rose), each with SG Concise listed "SPECIMEN" overprints. While both stamps are no gum and have various faults, specimen overprints on these stamps are exceedingly rare (the 9p is SG #86s @ 750.00 and the 5sh is SG #127s @ 1,750.00). 2017 SG Concise 2,500.00=