LOT 1
1894 Dowager Empress 24ca rose-carmine, very rare vertical strip of three, fine used with two blue chops, SG 24. Scarce multiple and exhibition piece!
LOT 2
British Birds: 4d. variety reddish brown omitted in a block of four, lightly folded along vertical perfs., otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 696aj, cat. £250+
WHAT AM I BID?
It's competition time
 
HERE are seven items which are due to be sold by various firms at auction this month. Along with a picture of each is the description and, when given, the auction house's estimate.
 
All you have to do is decide the hammer price (so excluding commission) each lot will make and email you answers to EandEPhilatelic@gmail.com by close of play on Thursday 29 October.
 
There are no prizes but whoever does best will have their name in lights (well, bold lettering) on this website and the admiration of your fellows - what more could you want?
LOT 3
Australia: 1930 £2 Black and Rose, fine used SG 114 Cat £750​
LOT 4
1948 Flood Disaster Fund imperf miniature sheet, lightly M/M with two small hinge marks at top, SG MS255s. Cat £1,300+
LOT 5

HANOVER, 1860 1/2gr black with rose gum. M/M, SG 32. Cat £650

LOT 6

2d. pale blue plate 1 HK-HL pair, close at lower left otherwise good to large margins, fine used with black Maltese Crosses, attractive colour. S.G. Spec. DS6, cat. £2,000

LOT 7

1913 7/6 Maroon and Slate Black, fine mounted mint, scarce stamp SG 276a Cat £900