1903 OW Official block expected to bring $89,500 in UK auction



2015-07-06 13:05:14

1903 OW Official marginal block of four. I must admit I didn't have a clue what this stamp was when I first saw the article (its an official, which im not too brushed up on). Anyway, its being sold at a small auction house near Newcastle in the UK and is by far the biggest lot they have ever handled. Good luck guys!
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2015-07-06 13:05:15

Official stamps were basically used in Governmental departments. I believe the word official was overprinted to stop the civil servants stealing the postage stamps. Good to know that even 100 years ago they had our best interest at heart!

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