At auction on June 27th, 2023
Murray began collecting any GB overprinted material that came his way but soon moved to concentrate on King Edward VII, Seahorses and anything Morocco Agencies. Not content with simply collecting, he was determined to study the material, identify different printings, seek out errors and write up his findings. He was always keen to share his knowledge with others and Murray contributed regularly to the journal of the GB Overprint Society, The Overprinter, for nearly 30 years as well as serving as Editor and Auctioneer among other roles over the years, finally taking on the role of Chairman. Along with Marius Wlodarczyk he co-wrote the Morocco Agencies King Edward VII study paper published by the society, which has been a great source of information and inspiration for collectors of King Edward VII stamps.
It is surely the most important offering of Morocco Agencies in a generation and we are delighted to have been able to present Murray’s decades of collecting and research in our June auction.
Lot 42082: 1907-12 15c on 1 1/2d pale dull purple and green, a major rarity of Morocco Agencies with only nine examples discovered