Great Britain 1883 6d on 6d lilac "Government Parcels" Essay, SG162var. A very fine unused original gum example lettered IE, with trial overprint Type A in red. Very rare with only six examples ever produced.
Aden King George VI 1951 (1 Oct) surcharges with new values in cents or shillings by Waterlow, 5ca on 1a to 10s on 10r sepia and violet set of 11, SG36/46. A stunning quality mint set with original gum. The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this set is £85.
Ascension King George VI 1938-53 ½d to 10s black and bright purple set of 16, SG38b/47b. A lovely quality mint set with only the merest evidence of previous hingeing. The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this set is £250.
Australia King George V 1914 (March) Perkins Bacon 1d die proof, SG21, state 4 (the final approved state, with wattles now fully shaded and Emu re-engraved), i carmine-rose on surfaces card (125x95mm).
Insignificant blemishes mentioned for accuracy (small crease at extreme NE corner of surround, trivial marks on reverse) but an important and most attractive proof of the highest rarity, being one of only 4 recorded full size proofs in this colour (including examples in the Royal and Australia Post collections), and endorsed 'final' in pencil on reverse.