1934 re-engraved Seahorse stamps auction for $11,000

A set of three 1934 re-engraved 2s6d, 5s and 10s King George VI seahorse stamps in vertical pairs have auctioned at Sotheby's British Postal Museum and Archive auction (July 11).

Seahorse stamps
Harking back to the days of empire, Seahorse stamps are hugely popular among collectors

The re-engraved pairs brought £7,200 ($10,881) to the London sale.

Seahorse stamps remain extremely popular among collectors. Their iconic design - Britannia being pulled through the ocean by a powerful team of horses - harks back to Britain's pre-war days of empire building.

The stamps were employed as Britain's high values for 26 years (1913-1939).

A set of three registration sheets from the 1918-1919 Great Britain issue came out top lot in the sale, making £192,000 ($285,978).

Paul Fraser Collectibles currently has 12 of the most famous stamp in the world in stock - this mint condition block of 12 Penny Blacks.

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