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The Modern Errors Collection

  • Great Britain 1973 Queen Elizabeth II 7½p British Explorers. SG926a

    Great Britain Queen Elizabeth II 1973 7½p British Explorers, Walter Raleigh, SG926a.

    A very fine unmounted original gum example with gold (Queen's head) omitted. Offered with normal for comparison. A rare, iconic and famous modern British stamp error.

    Pierron records only 6 mint examples.

    Accompanied with a 2010 British Philatelic Association (BPA) certificate of authenticity.

  • Great Britain 1969 9d Cathedrals, SG800a
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    Paul Fraser Collectible

    Great Britain 1969 9d Cathedrals, SG800a

    £1,200.00

    Great Britain 1969 9d Cathedrals, SG800a.

    A very fine unmounted mint original gum left hand marginal block of 4 with black (face value) omitted, offered with a normal example for comparison. 

    A sheet was first discovered in Chesterfield followed by two more elsewhere. Pierron records 360 mint examples, but much rarer in blocks of 4.

  • Great Britain 1966 1s6d Christmas. SG714a
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    Paul Fraser Collectible

    Great Britain 1966 1s6d Christmas. SG714a

    £3,800.00

    Great Britain Queen Elizabeth II 1966 1s6d Christmas "Snowman", SG714a.

    Superb unmounted mint with full original gum example with pink (Hat) omitted, offered with a normal example for comparison.

    Visually striking modern error made more scarce because of its popularity.

    Pierron records only 36 mint examples. 

  • Great Britain 1966 Queen Elizabeth II 4d Birds (Ordinary paper), SG696ab.

    Great Britain Queen Elizabeth II 1966 4d Birds (Ordinary paper), SG696ab.

    A superb unmounted original gum left hand marginal block of four with black, blue, bistre and reddish brown omitted, offered with normal block for comparison.

    The error results in the loss of value and inscription on all stamps. Also affected are the gull's head, wing detail and water shading; the blue tit's feather detail and branch shading; the robin's wings and legs; and the blackbird's body and legs. The error existed in a cylinder block of eight but was split into two blocks of four in the late 90's.

    A wonderful example of undoubtedly the most spectacular Queen Elizabeth II error.

  • Great Britain 1964 8d 20th International Geographical Congress. SG653Wi

    Great Britain 1964 8d yellow-brown, emerald, green and black 20th International Geographical Congress, Beddgelert Forest Park, Snowdonia Forestry (Watermark Inverted), SG653Wi. 

    Superb unmounted mint with full original gum right hand marginal example of this scarce watermark variety.

    Pierron records only circa. 10 mint examples.