China 1894 60th Birthday of the Dowager Empress (first printing), used set of 9 to 24ca rose-carmine, SG16/24. Some toning or other small faults (9ca pinhole) although others including the 5ca are largely in fine condition, each used by part to large part seal cancel. SG16/24
Great Britain King George V 1915 2s6d blackish brown, SG408var. Very fine and fresh unused with original gum example printed by De La Rue. Unusually with watemark upright and only the meerest hint of a previous hinge. A choice example of this difficult to find shade. GB Specialised Catalogue Number: N64(14). Accompanied with a 1989 Royal Philatelic Society (RPS) certificate of authenticity.