A superb collection of British Commonwealth Queen Victoria issues has sold at a British postage stamp sale for 72.5% more than its presale valuation.
Comprising nine Linder albums, the lot made £8,625 ($13,919) against a £5,000 ($8,068) estimate, further confirmation of the upwardly mobile nature of the British Commonwealth stamps sector - view our remarkable example for sale today.
It proved to be an exciting and varied auction for British Commonwealth collectors.
The South African provinces performed well, with a collection of Cape triangulars selling for £2,070 ($3,369), just above their £2,000 ($3,224) pre-auction estimate.
Other notable individual lots at the December 5 sale included a 1942 Bermuda corner pair, showing the "broken top right scroll" and "broken lower right scroll" varieties, which achieved £448 ($713), while a rare Gibraltar 1906-1911 4/ bearing a reversed watermark realised £776 ($1,252).
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