Seahorse registration sheets expected to auction for $181,500

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2015-06-26 13:12:48

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Seahorse registration sheets expected to auction for $181,500

Stamps from the British Postal Museum, including Seahorse registration sheets, are to auction

Stamps from the British Postal Museum and Archive (BPMA), including valuable duplicate Seahorse registration sheets, are to auction at Sotheby's London on July 11.

British Postal Museum AuctionThe sale is set to include "numerous items of the utmost rarity," according to Sotheby's Richard Ashton

Registration or "imprimatur" sheets are among those most highly prized by philatelic enthusiasts.

Among thehighlights of the sale will beone of only two 1923 Seahorse 10 shillingregistration sheets ever produced. The BPMA is to retain the priceless original, while the duplicate is expected to bring 120,000 ($181,577) to Sotheby's.

These registration sheets have never previously been available to collectors, and we anticipate enormous interest.

The Seahorse duplicate sheets register original designs from the reign of King GeorgeV - himself a fanatical stamp collector.

Richard Ashton, a philately consultant to Sotheby's, described the sale as truly exceptional.

"Now in my 50th year as a professional philatelist, I have never seen such an important sale of this type. Many are the only examples of their kind to come on the market," he commented.

We are extremely proud of the museum-grade stamps in our inventory, including this superb Seahorse.

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