Auction recap: British rarities highlight recent Kelleher sale

Among the top highlights of Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions’ Sept. 27-29 sale in Danbury, Conn., was a classic British rarity.

Lot 355 was an unused, lightly hinged 1904 King Edward VII five-pence stamp with a “Board of Education” overprint. This Very Fine example was accompanied by a Philatelic Foundation certificate. It realized $41,300 USD (including the 18 per cent buyer’s premium), blowing passed its pre-sale estimate of $15,000-$20,000.


This uninssued 1861 Newfoundland stamp (Lot 466) realized $11,210.


Another highlight of the Sept. 27-29 sale was Lot 466, an unissued 1861 Newfoundland one-pence reddish brown stamp.

This “exceedingly rare and often misidentified stamp” was accompanied by a 1976 Philatelic Foundation certificate. This Very Fine, lightly hinged example features “ample to large margins and rich colour.” It brought $11,210 (including buyer’s premium).

For more information about Kelleher Sale No. 693, click here.

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