1966 British Birds 4d error auctioning online

A 1966 British Birds 4d block of four is among the star error lots currently auctioning at Brandon Stamp Auctions.

The right sheet marginal se-tenant "four colours omitted" error has a catalogue value of £20,000 ($32,244), a testament to the fact that it is "considered by many to be the finest example of a British missing colour error", according to the auction house.

British birds error stamp
"The finest example of a British missing colour error"

The mint condition, unfolded and extremely fine example is currently auctioning for £4,725 ($7,616), with 11 days of bidding left before the lot ends on December 15.

Specialising in error stamps, the rolling online auction also features a highly rare 1968 Olympic Games 3d, which has omitted the country name and value.

Currently selling for £1,012 ($1,631), the Post Office fresh unmounted mint specimen has a catalogue valuation of £4,750 ($7,658).

A 1981 Falkland Islands Plants 15p Brown Rush error, in the rare light brown colour and lacking the Queen's head, inscription and territory, is auctioning for £1,147 ($1,849) - confirmation of the desirability of this unmounted mint example.

Mexico Olympic Games error
The 1968 rarity has a catalogue valuation of £4,750

Brandon Stamp Auctions' sister company, Brandon Stamps, is also selling two highly important British Commonwealth imperforate blocks: a 1d Vermilion mint "Woodblock" from the Cape of Good Hope, priced at £300,000 ($483,685), and a mint 1848 1d Orange-vermilion corner sheet marginal block of four, which last changed hands in 1967 for $64,000.

Paul Fraser Collectibles has our own beautiful example from the British Commonwealth, the Black Empress.

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