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Value Of Ceylon KGV High Value Blocks - 'Inverted Watermark Variety'

 
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Posted 04/01/2018   07:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Twinklefeet to your friends list Get a Link to this Message



Good day to all,
This is my first post in this forum. I was recently sent these pics from a relative's collection. The blocks are marked inverted in pencil on top. Any idea of their worth?

Many Thanks
Huz


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Posted 04/01/2018   10:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The value is quite significant, if the Inverted notation is true and actually means inverted watermark. Assuming watermark Multiple Crown CA, my older Stanley Gibbons has the following values for EACH stamp:

10R: SG 318 at 70.00 Mint
If Inverted, SG 318aw 180 Mint

5R: SG 317 at 19.00 Mint
If inverted, SG 317bw 85.00 Mint

Even if not inverted, very nice pieces. Thanks for posting.
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Posted 05/12/2018   07:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KGVIStamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have a 2013 Gibbons, and the values are higher for the inverted watermark.

SG 317 5R is priced at 19 (or more depending on the paper color) and at 95 with the watermark inverted.

SG 318 10R is priced at 70 and at 225 with the watermark inverted.

The two pieces you have shown would best be sold at auction from one of the higher end auction companies. If they are in good condition they should sell for a considerable sum.
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Thank you for your kind replies.The 10r block (Die I) is in top condition but unfortunately the back of the 5r sheet has considerable amount of foxing. Nevertheless haven't seen bigger blocks inverted!
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Twinklefeet: If you read this please respond. I need to ask you a question via email.
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Canadian. he can not use Email yet

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Posted 07/07/2020   08:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice blocks ,very unusual items .

The question about value is a different story . The question who wants them is a more complicated issue .

Those stamps in my opinion need first to be expertized and a cert issued after they are broken down into singles and blocks of four {maybe a block of 6 with the margin markings } before being placed up for sale.

When you see a catalog value of $200.00 for a rare item like this expect to get about 1/10 of catalog after certification and brokerage fees . These stamps could take years to sell if your demanding a certain price also .
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Canadian,

I cannot contact you directly. I'm here if you have any queries.

I have attached an images confirming the inverted watermark (Edited with Photoshop colour levels)
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What a weird post...
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Record breaking bathroom breaks here at the SCF........
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Very nice stamps as stated earlier and a popular country . Advice from a major expert in British Colonies is needed . My guess is these sheets will need to be broken down and sold in smaller units over a extended time with Cert's ,Does the original owner want to do this or maybe a auction house ?

I see the value in breaking these down to smaller unit ,there is no premium in sell them as part of a large sheet ,then your selling wholesale to a dealer .
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