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Auction of Great Britain Postage Stamps and Postal History

Sale number: 118

Wednesday 25th October 2017

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3 | £2700
A Q.V. surface printed collection in an album incl. a good range unused or mint (mostly regummed) with 1855-57 wmk. large garter 4d., 1862-64 3d., 9d., 1865-67 4d. plates 7, 9 and 12, 1867-80 3d. plates 5 to 10, 6d. plates 8 and 9, 10d., 2s. blue, 1867-83 5s. plate 1 (damaged corner), 1873-80 3d. plates 18 and 19, 6d. plate 17 wmk. inverted, 8d., 1880-83 21/2d. plate 23, 3d. on 3d., 4d. plate 17, 6d. plate 18, duplicated used incl. 1855-57 4d. wmk. large garter inverted, 1862-64 3d. wmk. inverted, 1867-83 5s. plates 1 (damaged), 2 (2) and 4, a quantity used abroad, later issues incl. 1883-84 2s.6d. to 10s. mint and used, 1884 wmk, Crowns £1 used (thin), 1887-1900 Jubilee to both 1s. mint with some shades, duplicated used incl. £1 green, range of Officials mint and used (not guaranteed), also a selection overprinted for Bechuanaland, etc., mixed condition. (few 100s)
403 | £600
Postal History and Covers: 1796 to 1899 a selection of covers and cards, incl. range of cancellations, instructional marks, etc. (55 items)
752 £100
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1a LL, very fine used, with large even margins, tied to small piece by red Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
1137 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1854 SC16 2d. deep blue plate 4 IB, fine and fresh unused (regummed), small central paper inclusion, good colour and well centred. S.G. 19, Spec. F1(1), cat. £4,700. Photo.
1585 £820
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1s. colour trial in blue, perf 14 on gummed Crown watermarked paper, exceptionally fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. K40, cat. from £2,400. Ex. Young. Photo.
5 | £1650
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mint Q.V. to early Q.E.II in a DAVO album, some issues unused or with part original gum, incl. 1854-57 watermark large Crown perf. 14 1d. (2), 1870 1/2d. plates 1 to 20 (less 9) complete (two sets with each shade, one plate 19 is a pair), 1870 11/2d. (3), 1864-79 1d. plates 71 to 225 (less 77, 225 is regummer and reperforated), 1880-81 11/2d., 2d. (2), 1881 die I 1d. lilac, 1887-92 Jubilee to both 1s. with some shades, die I and die II 5d., 1912-24 range of shades to 1s. (2), 1915 De La Rue 2s.6d (2), 1918-19 Bradbury 2s.6d. (5), 5s., 10s., 1924-26 to 1s. with some watermark varieties, 1934 re-engraved set, 1938-49 set, 1951 Festival Set, 1955-58 both Castle sets, 1955-58 to 1s.6d., etc., mixed condition. (100s)
404 | £160
Postal History and Covers: 1807 to 1849, a group of inward and outward London Ship Letters, Willcocks type 1206, 1218, 1218a, 1220 and 1254, good to fine. (5)
753 £110
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1a MH, fine used with small to good margins, cancelled by red (ruby shade) Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
1138 £500
Later Line Engraved: 1854 SC16 2d. plate 4 RG-SJ block of eight, used with ''466'' numerals of Liverpool, fine. S.G. 19. Photo.
1586 £680
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1s. colour trial in emerald, perf 14 on gummed Crown watermarked paper, very fine and fresh with part original gum. S.G. Spec. K40, cat. from £2,400. Ex. Young. Photo.
6 | £1500
Surface Printed: An unused or mint surface printed selection, incl. 1862-64 1s. plate 1, 1865-73 4d. plate 7, 9, 1867-80 6d. (2, with and without hyphen), 1s. plate 4, 2s. plate 1, 1872-73 6d., 1873-80 21/2d. plate 1, 1s. plate 8, 8d., 1880-83 21/2d. plate 23, 3d. on 3d., 3d. rose plate 20, 4d. plate 18, 1880-81 11/2d., 1883-84 lilac and green 5d., 9d., 1s., 1883-84 5s. rose, 1887-93 Jubilee 1s. dull green, etc., mixed condition. (53)
405 £260
Postal History and Covers: 1811 (Mar. 27) Campaign letter headed ''Provinces about 21 m. from Calianco'', addressed to Scotland, bearing ''2/7'' rate mark, an a good strike of the scarce Falmouth ''LISBON/F'' datestamp in green, overstruck with red datestamp. Very interesting contents regarding life on the march ''I was three days without eating anything except half a biscuit the first day. One biscuit is sometimes served out among 10 men, never mind what you see in the papers'' and ''Lord W (Wellington) has a large Army but he has Mortier on the Alentagio side to look to''. ''Vizu and indeed all the other towns are burnt, hundreds of natives lying murdered on the roads. A fine Peninsular War item. Photo.
754 £140
1840 1d. intense-black plate 1a MK, fine used, with small to large margins, cancelled by neat black Maltese Cross, attractive. S.G. Spec. AS1. Photo.
1139 £720
Later Line Engraved: 1855 SC16 2d. blue plate 5 AB-AE strip of five used with blue ''583'' numerals of Nottingham, fine. Mike Jackson opinion (2013). S.G. 20a, Spec. F4. Photo.
1587 £620
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1s. colour trial in brown, perf 14 on gummed Crown watermarked paper, fine and fresh with large part original gum. S.G. Spec. K40, cat. from £2,400. Ex. Young. Photo.
7 | £3500
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in two boxed albums, incl. 1840 1d. black (3) and 2d. blue used, range of 1d. reds used with numbers in Maltese Cross, surface printed to 2s. used, 1883-84 2s.6d. (3), 5s. (4) and 10s. used, 1883-84 lilac and green set used and to 6d. mint, 1887-92 Jubilee to both 1s. used and to 1s. green and carmine mint, K.E.VII to 2s.6d. (3), 5s. (2) and £1 (2) used and to 10d. (3) and 1s. (4) mint, 1912-24 range of shades to 1s. (7) mint, 1913-19 Seahorses 2s.6d. (15), 5s. (4) and 10s. pair (the latter with with neat c.d.s's), 5s. mint, 1924-25 Exhibition sets in blocks of four mint (also 1925 11/2d. used on cover with exhibition cancellation), 1929 UPU £1 unmounted mint upper marginal example, 1934 re-engraved set in mint pairs, K.E.VII control pairs blocks of six mint, 1939-49 10s. dark blue mint, 1948 Silver Wedding sets in blocks of four, 1951 Festival set mint,1952-54 and 1955-58 to 1s.6d. mint, 1955-58 Waterlow set mint, postage dues with 1936-37, 1954-55 and 1955-57 sets mint, range of Officials, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
406 £450
Postal History and Covers: 1827 Entire letter containing printed prices current sent from Hamburg to Lisbon endorsed ""via Holland & London"" with the very rare boxed arc shaped ""Hamburg Paid"" handstamp (Jay 1081) in red used by the London Foreign Branch. Backstamped by two differing London Foreign Branch datestamps with a Lisbon arrival handstamp on the front. Photo.
755 £150
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a NA with small to large even margins, used with red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
1141 £420
1855 SC14 2d. blue plate 4 TJ overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 2, small part original gum, fine. S.G. Spec. F2s. Photo.
1588 £720
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1s. colour trial in brown-red, perf 14 on gummed Crown watermarked paper, small corner crease, otherwise fine with full original gum, just the faintest trace of a hinge. S.G. Spec. K40, cat. from £2,400. Ex. Young. Photo.
9 | £1500
A K.G.V to K.G.VI mint and used collection in a Lighthouse album, mint incl. Downey Heads, 1912-24 to 1s. with some shades, 6d. perf. 14 (slightly toned), good range of watermark varieties incl. 5d. wmk. inverted and reversed (unmounted, light crease), 6d. wmk. inverted and reversed, 9d. agate wmk. inverted, 1s. wmk. inverted, 1913 wmk. Multiple Cypher 1/2d. and 1d., Seahorses (some regummed) incl. Waterlow 2s.6d. (2), 5s., De La Rue 2s.6d. and 5s., Bradbury 2s.6d., 5s. (2) and 10s. (toned), 1924-26 to 1s. with some shades, 1/2d. to 2d. wmk. sideways, inverted wmks. incl. 4d. (light crease), 5d., 9d., 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 11/2d. wmk. sideways, 1934-36 to 1s., 1/2d. to 2d. wmk. sideways, 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d. and 10s., range of used incl. some wmk. varieties, Seahorses to 10s., K.G.VI mint and used with sideways and inverted wmks., 1939-48 to £1, 1951 to £1, postage due sets, etc., varied condition. (100s)
410 £80
Postal History and Covers: 1840 (May 4) wrapper to Norwich with fine strike of ''PAID/4 MY 4/1840'' handstamp in red. Photo.
756 £900
1840 1d. grey-black (worn) plate 1a OC, used with clear to good margins, showing an almost complete strike of the watery brown Maltese Cross of Glasgow, fine. Mike Jackson opinion (2014). S.G. Spec. AS2vi. Photo.
1142 £80
1855 SC14 2d blue plate 5 EG used with neat ''131'' Scots barred numeral of Edinburgh, fine. S.G. 23a. Photo.
1590 £3200
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 1s. dull green, watermark inverted, fine and fresh mint block of four of this rare variety, lightly mounted on the top two stamps, some very light gum creasing as one would expect nevertheless of fine appearance and an extremely rare multiple. S.G. 211 Wi, Spec. K40(1)a. Photo.
10 | £2100
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. surface printed collection in an album, incl. 1855-57 4d. (4), 6d. (2, one on cover), 1s. used, 1862-64 3d., 9d. used, 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. plate 1 GG, used, 1873-80 21/2d. rosy-mauve plates 5 to 17, 1880-83 21/2d. blue plate 23 TL, 3d. rose plate 21 PD, 3d. on 3d. HC, 4d. plate 17 TI and 18 GC, 6d. grey plate 18 AJ 6d. on 6d. CC overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1880-81 set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1/2d. deep green in a corner block of 15, 1883 or 84 6d. and 1s. used, many of the used have c.d.s. cancellations, etc. (few 100s)
411 | £170
Postal History and Covers: 1860 Act of Parliament regarding making railways connecting Ryde with Ventnor and the East Coast of the Isle of Wight, 1863 Act of Parliament regarding changing the name of the Isle of Wight Eastern Section Railway, 1876 (July 19) agreement concerning the new pier at Ryde, 1877 (May 1) memorandum about the same pier, and 1880 manuscript contract between the Postmaster General, the London Brighton & South Coast Railway and the London & South Western Company (the two companies agreeing to convey the mails on their steamers between Portsmouth and Ryde in connection with the night mail trains) signed by the blind Postmaster General Henry Fawcett. (5)
757 £160
1840 1d. intense-black plate 1a PC, very fine used, with good to large margins, cancelled by neat red Maltese Cross, attractive. S.G. Spec. AS1. Photo.
1143 £220
1855 LC16 2d blue plate 5, two examples, one used with Bristol c.d.s. and the other used with ''16'' barred cancellation, the first with corner crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 27. Photo.
1591 £350
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' £1 green BA, fine used with neat Portsmouth c.d.s.. S.G. 212, cat. £800. Photo.
11 | £1150
An extensive collection of first day covers in nine albums, with definitive and commemorative issues, incl. 1911 First Aerial Post 1/2d. and 1d. on illustrated envelopes, 1929 PUC 1/2d. to 2d. used on large piece with PUC Congress special handstamps, 1936 1/2d., 11/2d. and 21/2d. used on plain cover with Queen's Street cancellation, 1937 Coronation covers (9), 1940 Stamp Centenary with Red Cross London handstamps in red (2), 1946 Victory (11, five with ''Don't waste Bread'' slogan), 1948 Silver Wedding set on plain cover and on illustrated cover, 1948 Olympics Games selection, 1952-54 9d., 10d. and 11d. on illustrated cover, 1957 Inter-Parliamentary Conference 4d. with special London SW1 handstamp, 1960 Tercentenary set with Interpostal Conference Slogan, 1960 Post Office Savings Bank set with West Kensington cancellation, 1963 Nature week phosphor set with special Brownsea Island cancellation, range of regionals, etc., later to 1985, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
412 | £80
Postal History and Covers: 1895 to 1939, a collection of London paquebots and maritime markings, incl. West Africa, Ceylon, Australia, etc., with a range of handstamps, Ship letter c.d.s's, etc. (30 covers and cards)
758 £600
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1a PI-PK, fine used strip of three with small to good margins, cancelled by neat red Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
1144 £160
1855 LC14 2d. blue plate 5, pair used with barred ''836'' numeral, and singles used (3, one with black''PD'' in circle), mainly fine. S.G. 34. Photo.
1592 £1400
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' £1 green BC overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, very fine and fresh with part original gum, hinged to a letter dated '2 Jan 91' (26 days prior to the date of issue) from J.S. Purcell, The Controller of Stamping, on Registrar of Joint Stock Companies headed paper 'My Dear Dick [possibly W.J. (Dick') Richards in charge of the Stamp Issuing Department at Somerset House], I send you as a New Year's Gift a Specimen of the new £1 Postage Stamp to be soon issued. The plate is as of old. The colour only differs. Thine in haste, J.S. Purcell'. S.G. 212s. Ex Young. Photo.
13 | £1000
A Q.V. selection on leaves incl. 1840 1d. plate 7 HL used with four margins, selection of later line engraved mainly used, remainder mint with 1880-81 1/2d. to 5d. with 2d. shade, 1883-84 lilac and green set with good colours (9d. and 1s. with creases), and 1887-1900 Jubilee set to both 1s., 1s. green unmounted but with a few red specks on the reverse, varied condition, many fine. (63)
413 | £190
Postal History and Covers: 1897 (Oct. 11) Silver Jubilee printed commemorative postcard (court size), used from London to Romsey, franked by 1887-92 1/2d. vermilion, a few tone spots. Photo.
759 £650
1840 1d. grey-black (extremely worn) plate 1a RD, good to large margins with part adjoining impression at right, used with red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
1145 £500
1855 LC14 2d. blue plate 5 AI-AJ pair used with two red ''PD'' in circles, fine. S.G. 34. Photo.
1593 £800
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' £1 green HB-JB, superb used vertical strip of three, very attractive with strong colour. S.G. 212, cat. £2,400+. Photo.
14 | £1100
A line engraved collection in an album incl. 1840 2d. (4) used, 1841 1d. mint (2), range used with a few plated, many with Maltese Cross incl. dark blue, set of numbers ''1'' to ''12'' in cross, number ''4'' with four margins, example with inverted wmk., 1841 2d. with inverted wmk. used, numbers ''1'' (thinned) and ''4'' in Maltese Cross, selection of 1d. stars, 1858-76 2d. plates 9 and 14 unused, 1864-79 1d. plates complete used to 225 (less plate 77), 1870 1/2d. plates complete unused or mint (less plate 9), plate 8 imperf. at right with selvedge (creased), additional plate 10 example unused with wmk. inverted and reversed, duplicated used (no plate 9), 1870 11/2d. plates 1 and 3 (2) unused, also with 1847-54 embossed 1s., 10d. and 6d. cut square used, etc., mixed condition. (few 100s)
414 | £70
Postal History and Covers: 1908 (Oct. 1) illustrated covers produced by the Junior Philatelic Society to mark the introduction of the 1d. rate to the English Speaking Peoples of the World, unused and used. (2 items)
762 £270
1840 1d. black plate 1b AD, close to good margins with part inscription at top, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1146 | £250
1857 LC14 2d. plate 6, a used selection, comprising singles (5, one with Peterborough c.d.s.), pairs (4) and block of four used with St Albans numerals, mainly fine. S.G. 35, Spec. F7.
1594 £260
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' £1 green IB overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, with gum, vertical crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 212s, cat. £1,100. Photo.
15 | £1550
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used Q.V. to early Q.E.II in a DAVO album, incl. 1840 1d. black (3), 2d. blue (3), 1d. red plates, 1870 1/2d. plate 9 (2), 1947-54 Embossed very mixed range of mainly cut down examples, extensive surface printed with a range of plates to 2s. blue (5), 1867-83 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. (4, poor), 1883-84 2s.6d. (2), 5s. (3), 10s. (2), 1883-84 Lilac and Green set, 1887-92 Jubilee to both 1s. with die I and die II 5d., K.E.VII to 10s., 1913-19 Seahorses 2s.6d. (11), 5s. (4) and 10s. (5), 1934 re-engraved set, range of shades, a few inverted watermarks, etc., very mixed condition. (100s)
415 | £80
Postal History and Covers: Congress: A selection of Congress material, comprising 1954 Eastbourne covers (5) and newsletter, 1955 Norwich menu, 1956 Brighton covers (8), 1958 Folkestone exhibition catalogue, covers (9) and Congress sheet of twelve, and 1967 Cambridge overprinted Congress sheets of twelve (4).
763 £1000
1840 1d. black plate 1b CC, small to good margins, used with distinctive Wotton-under-Edge red Maltese Cross, fine. Brandon Certificate (2003). S.G. Spec. AS4ud. Photo.
1147 £250
Later Line Engraved: 1857 LC14 2d. deep blue plate 6 ED-EK strip of eight, used with Cork duplexes, some creasing and ink on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. 35, Spec. F7. Photo.
1595 £680
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' £1 green MA mint, usual light bends or wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. 212, cat. £4,000. Photo.
16 | £1550
A mainly used surface printed collection on leaves, incl. 1867-80 2s. brown, 1867-83 5s. (3), 10s. and £1 (crayon), 1883-84 2s.6d. (3), 5s. (2) and 10s., 1883-84 lilac and green values to 1s., etc., mixed condition. (182)
416 | £5800
Postal History and Covers: Express Mail: A Q.V. to Q.E.II display collection on leaves and loose, incl. 1896 Parcel Post Declaration form sent from India with a Foreign and Colonial Parcel Post label and Express label, 1899 2d. registered envelope size H to Germany, additionally franked by 1883-84 2s.6d. LE, 190 (Sept. 18) envelope from London to Seaton, franked by 1887-92 4d. with violet oval ''EXPRESS'' cachet, Great Western Railway 2d. letter stamp, 1901 (July 11) 21/2d. stationery envelope to Austria, on reverse has 1887-92 1/2d., 2d. (2) with Express label, stampless and undated envelope to Bethnal Green, endorsed ''Postal express messenger'', bearing black oval ''EXPRESS'' cachet, a good range of cachets and labels, destinations, ephemera, etc. (few 100's)
764 £140
1840 1d. intense black plate 1b CD (double ''D''), very fine used with good to very large margins, neatly cancelled by red Maltese Cross. S.G. AS4f. Photo.
1148 £150
1857 LC14 2d. plate 6 QB-QC pair used on piece with Dublin c.d.s's, diamonds and red ''PD'' in oval, fine and attractive. S.G. 35, Spec. F7. Photo.
1596 £120
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' £1 green OA, used with neat upright Liverpool c.d.s., short perfs. at left, otherwise fine. S.G. 212, cat. £800. Photo.
17 | £1850
A Q.V. collection in varied condition in a binder incl. 1840 1d. used (5, four are with good to large margins), 1841 1d. set of number in Cross, 1851 Prince Consort Essay (damaged), 1847 embossed 1s., 10d. (good to large margins) and 6d. used, range of surface printed some with c.d.s., 1880-83 6d. on 6d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1883 or 1884 1/2d. to 1s. used, cancellation interest, etc. (few 100s)
418 | £2000
Postal History and Covers: Hertfordshire: Bishops Stortford: A collection in four albums and loose, incl. 1736 entire from Newport to London, on reverse has a good strike of the rare two line ''BISHOPS/TORTFORD'' and ''28/FE'' Bishopmark, 1785 (Sept. 12) entire to London, bearing a good strike of the rare two line ''BISHOP/STORTFORD'' in red (one of only two recorded), 1785 (Dec. 27) entire from Lord Cardiff at Hallingbury, bearing red circular ''FREE'', on reverse has 31 BISHOP'S/STORTFORD'', 1797 entire to Norwich, bearing concave ''BISHOPS/STORTFORD'' with another strike on reverse, 1840 (May 30) cover to London, re-addressed within London, bearing 1840 1d. black plate 1a GE, tied by brown-red Maltese Cross, with two line ''Bishopsgate/1 py P.Paid'' in red, on reverse has Bishops Stortford datestamp, 1840 (Dec. 3) 1d. Mulready letter sheet stereo A7, to London, cancelled by red Maltese Cross, has English and Scottish Law Fire and Life Assurance advert inside, 1861 mourning envelope (opened out) with Windsor Castle imprint on flap, from Windsor to Cambridge, franked by 1856-58 1d. OB tied by Windsor duplex, re-addressed to Bishops Stortford and franked by 1856-58 1d. NI, tied by Cambridhe duplex, Railway letter stamps, Penny Posts, Mileage marks, Parcel Post, range of postcards, etc. Ex Stevenson. (100's)
765 | £420
1840 1d. black plate 1b CG, ID, MI, OB, and QD, each with four margins and used with red Maltese Cross, mainly fine. (5)
1149 £150
Later Line Engraved: 1858 LC16 2d. blue plate 6 TF used with light c.d.s., fine. R.P.S. certificate (2003). S.G. 36a, Spec F8. Photo.
1598 £1150
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1900 1/2d. colour trial in dull blue-green, perf 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, an upper right corner marginal pair, right stamp with slight vertical crease at right not detracting from appearance, perf. separation in top margin reinforced with hinge, otherwise very fine and fresh with part original gum. A rare multiple. S.G. Spec. K28, cat. from £5,500. Ex. Young. Photo.
19 | £920
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in four stockbooks and a binder, incl. 1840 1d. black used (4, three with four margins), 1841-51 2d. blue used (6 singles and a pair), range of 1d. reds, 1880-81 1d. block of four mint, range of surface printed to 2s.6d. (4) and 5s. (2) used, 1883-84 Lilac and Green set used. 1887-92 Jubilee to both 1s. used, 1912-24 to 1s. mint, 1951 Festival sets mint (2, one unmounted), wide range of Officials, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
421 | £400
Postal History and Covers: Messages in the Mail: A collection of entires and covers on display pages, titles ''Messages Hidden in and Stories Behind the Mail'' incl. 1845 envelope with printed ''FREE'' ship motif in upper left corner, selection of seals incl. Pitman shorthand messages, Gen. Wilkinson Anti-War message, ''Friends'' letters, Ecclesiastical, Assurance entires, etc. (13)
767 £160
1840 1d. black plate 1b EJ with matched 1d. red-brown, both with small to large margins. fine. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1150 | £2500
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1d., an extensive collection of fine mint examples comprising plates 72 KD, 74 BE, 76 LK, 78 CH, 81 AJ, 85 HB, 86 KH, SI, 87 QJ, 90 EB, 91 ND, 92 QD, 81 AG upper marginal, 93 KJ, 94 QB, 95 FI, 96 MG, 97 FD, 100 II, 101 MD, 102 CJ-CK pair, 105 HB, HI, 106 HJ, 108 PI, 110 TL, 111 HC, 112 SG, 115 GC, 117 II, 118 ED, 119 MJ, 120 DL, 121 FA, 122 GI, 123 HE, 124 BH, 125 KI, 127 OA, 129 RC, 130 DJ, 134 QK, 136 QL, 137 SK, 138 AC, 139 EJ, 140 RI, 141 RE, 142 FA, 143 KB, 148 PL, 151 EH, 152 MH, FK, 154 NG, OB, 155 ED, 156 JE, 157 RA, 158 QK, 159 JB, 160 NJ, 161 QH, 163 EJ, 164 OA, 165 FD, 166 QJ, 167 RE, CI, 168 AC, 169 GD, 170 CB, 171 MH (2), 172 EA, 174 HK, 177 IA left marginal, 178 DJ, 179 DI, 180 RJ, 181 CK, 182 CB, 183 HE, 184 OG, 185 SL, 187 DI, 188 KD, DH, 189 ED, 190 DG, 191 SH, 192 QH, TA, 193 NG, 194 JE, 195 EA, 196 GJ, 198 NE, 199 GB, 200 JD, 201 KI, 203 NF, 204 GC, 205 DJ, 206 FA, 207 SB, 208 PJ, 209 KJ, 210 GF, 212 JE, 213 JA, 213 KD, 215 GD, KC, 217 FG, 218 BG, 219 CH, TI lower marginal, 220 LC, ML, 221 PB, MC, 222 RE, 223 CG, 224 QH, QK, many Ex. Peter Mollett, the majority unmounted, a few fine unused (re-gummed or with redistributed gum).
1599 | £260
Surface Printed: 1900 1/2d. blue-green in a complete unmounted mint sheet of 240 from the vertical comb perforator with single perforation extension in the lower margin, few minor faults, scarce. S.G. 213.
20 | £1250
A collection in two albums, a stockbook and loose, with a K.G.V study of mint and used shades incl. 1912-24 1/2d. deep blue-(''Myrtle'') green mint (R.P.S. certificate), 1/2d. deep cobalt-green mint (Brandon certificate), 1d. deep orange-vermilion mint (R.P.S. certificate), 11/2d. bright orange-brown with ''PENCE'' repaired mint (R.P.S. certificate), values to 1s. with many control singles and blocks, 1913 wmk. multiple cypher 1/2d. and 1d. mint, 1/2d. used, also revenues, Machin forgeries, Circular Delivery stamps incl. London 1867 1/4d. dull purple mint block of 28 with watermark, etc.
422 | £60
Postal History and Covers: Norfolk: A collection of pieces, covers and cards, incl. Penny Posts, u.d.c's, numerals, also Norfolk Penny Posts by Pegg, etc. (127 items)
768 £110
1840 1d. black plate 1b EK (twisted re-entry) with matched 1d. red-brown, both with small to large margins, 1d. red-brown has slight corner crease, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS5, d. Photo.
1151 | £800
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1d. rose-red mint and unused collection comprising plates 71 CI, TA, 72 MC, 73 FI, 76 MI, 79 OG, 80 HF, 82 PI, 83 NL, 84 FB, 88 AK, 89 FC, 98 OJ, 99 LK, FD, 103 LD, 104 JB, 106 HD, 107 CD, DA, 109 CE, 113 DK, 114 FE, SJ, 115 BA, 116 JF, 119 EE, 120 GH, 123 LB, 131 IL, 132 PB, 133 BE, 141 QC, 142 DF, 144 AJ, 145 FH, 146 SI, 147 HJ, 149 OC, 150 MC, 153 HC, 162 SL, QJ, 173 FJ, 174 BG, 175 MF, 176 HG, 186 BD, 194 EI, 195 EL, 197 TH, 200 QC, 202 BA, 206 RA, 211 OH, 214 MD, 216 FL, 223 FD, mainly good to fine.
1600 £1880
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 1/2d. blue-green, mint right hand marginal imperforate horizontal pair, with original gum, originally the upper pair from the corner block of four in the Douglas Latto collection, unfortunately it has suffered a small central surface rub sometime in the last 20 years, however, a presentable example of this great rarity. Only the aforementioned corner pair and a further two singles are recorded. S.G. 213b, Ex. Latto, Shaida. Photo.
21 | £1150
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. collection on leaves, incl. 1840 1d. black used (15), later line engraved with a range of 1d. and 2d. plates, 1847-54 Embossed 6d. used, 1870 1/2d. plate 12 pair and plate 19 single unused with part original gum, plate 1, 3 and 11 singles unused, surface printed to 2s. blue (2) and 5s. used, 1880-81 Provisional set used, 1883-84 2s.5d. (2), 5s. (3) and 10s. used, 1883-82 set used, 1902-10 Jubilee to £1 used, etc., also a range of Officials (not all guaranteed), mixed condition. (100s)
423 £320
Postal History and Covers: Norfolk: 1835 pair of unusual triangular covers, both sent locally to the same address in Lynn, with boxed ''Lynn/Penny Post'' handstamps, one endorsed ''Paid'' in black, with manuscript ''P1'' and a boxed ''No.5'' recieving house handstamp, the other endorsements and un-framed italic ''No.6'' handstamp, fine and attractive. Ex Shaida. Photo.
769 £150
1840 1d. black plate 1b EL with small to large margins, fine used on 1841 (Mar. 26) cover from Cupar Fife to Edinburgh, cancelled black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1153 | £580
1864–79 1d., a mostly mint selection between plates 78 and 224, some imperfections, the majority fair to fine, a few unused. (82). S.G. 43/44, cat. £5,271.
1601 £1150
Surface Printed: 1900 1/2d. blue-green fine used example on a clean postcard cancelled by a Norwood S.E. squared circle ''AP 17 1900'', the first day of issue and addressed to South Kensington, crease in top right corner of card nevertheless a scarce first day use. S.G. 213. Photo.
23 | £1150
Line Engraved: A used line engreaved collection on leaves, incl. 1840 1d. black (7), 2d. blue (2), 1841 1d. red used with ''8'' in Maltese Cross, 1864-79 1d. plates 71 to 225 complete (less 77), 1870 1/2d. plate 9, etc., also 1847-54 Embossed 6d. (3) and 1s., mixed condition. (few 100s)
424 | £250
Postal History and Covers: Portsmouth: 1797 to 1856 selection of covers incl. six with various Ship Letter markings from Cape Verde Is. with 1807 Crowned handstamp, Cape of Good Hope, New York, Madras, 1856 boxed ''MISSENT TO/PORTSMOUTH'' in blue, etc. (11 covers)
770 £210
1840 1d. black plate 1b FH (re-cut sideline and corners), very fine used, with enormous margins, neatly cancelled by light red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5h/i. Photo.
1154 | £400
Later Line Engraved: 1864-79 1d., an unused or mint collection on leaves incl. plates 114, 133, 223 (2), a couple of duplicates, very mixed condition. (98)
1602 £2000
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1900 1s. die proof of head plate on buff card (92 x 60mm, see Die Proofs of De La Rue (1)—Proofs on buff card by Peter Young FRPSL, GB Journal volume 54, number 1) endorsed at left with dates worked on the die from January 24th 1900 to February 5th 1900, all pre-date the completion of the die, blue tick in upper right corner. Usual condition for one of these proofs. A most and unusual unique item. Wiseman FPb-1 notes 'a practical artifact from a key process in stamp creation of the period'. S.G. Spec. K41, unpriced. Ex. Young. Photo.
24 | £550
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in four albums and loose. incl. 1840 1d. black (6, one on piece and two on cover), 2d. blue used, later line engraved with extensive 1d. reds, surface printed to 2s. blue used, 1883 lilac and green 11/2d., 21/2d., 3d. and 5d. unused with part original gum, 1887-92 Jubilee to both 1s. used, 1s. dull green unused, covers with 1960s f.d.c's, overprinted with Cyprus 1880 plate 217 left marginal vertical strip of four with part inscription and ornament mint, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
425 | £680
Postal History and Covers: Scotland: A Q.V. accumulation of mainly covers in an album and loose, incl. 1840 (July) cover from London to Glasgow franked by 1840 2d. blue, 1851 cover from Glasgow to Peru, franked by 1847-54 1s. pair (part cut to shape), 1886 Largs Parcel Post label, bearing 1883 or 84 6d. with Greenock pre-cancel, Duplexes, Scotts Locals, timestamps, etc. (few 100's)
771 £130
1840 1d. black plate 1b FK on piece with matched 1d. red-brown, both with small to large margins. fine. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1156 | £2500
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1d. rose-red extensive used reconstruction of plates 71 to 224 (less 77) in large format binder incl. 219 (24), 221 (57), 222 (58), 223 (45), 224 (104), also additional near complete reconstruction of plate 106 (missing DL, QL), mixed condition. (14,859)
1603 £480
Surface Printed: 1900 1s. green and carmine in an unmounted mint block of eight from lower-left corner of sheet with date cut in Jubilee line, few minor gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. 214. Photo.
25 | £550
Collections and Mixed Lots: A collection in three boxed DAVO albums, incl.1840 1d. black used, surface printed to 10s. used, 1887-92 Jubilee to both 1s. used, K.E.VII to 5s. used, range of Downey Heads, 1912-24 to 1s. mint, 1913 multiple Cypher 1d. mint, 1918-19 Bradbury 10s. c.d.s. used, 1924-26 to 1s. mint, 1934 re-engraved set used, 1951 Festival set mint, 1952-54 and 1955-58 to 1s.6d. mint, 1958-61 graphite-line set unmounted mint, then issues from 1960 to 1999 largely complete unmounted mint, also range of Officials used, regionals. Machins, etc., also an empty Lighthouse album, mixed condition. (100s)
426 | £950
Postal History and Covers: Scotland: 1680 to 1889 collection of pre-stamp and stampless covers in an album and on leaves, incl. 1680 entire from Amsterdam to near Lanark, 1801 cover from Edinburgh to Kirkaldy bearing red circular frame ''POST/PAID'', Uniform Fourpenny Post 1839 (Dec. 20) cover from Perth to Aberfeldy, bearing handstruck ''4'', mileage marks, Paids, Additional ''1/2'', etc. (few 100's)
772 £240
1840 1d. black plate 1b FM, four large margins, used with complete black Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1157 | £2100
1858–79 Plate Number Issues 1d., a c.d.s. used accumulation on stock cards, incl. plate 147 strip of four used with Portaskaig c.d.s's (contrary to regulations), blocks of six (2), etc., also a few others with plate 72 used with inspector's star cancellation, plate 198 used with Irish ''469'' diamond in violet, mainly fine clear strikes.(177)
1604 £380
Surface Printed: 1900 1s. green and carmine in a mint lower left corner block of four, one variety frame broken at left [Plate 3a, R. 19/1], lower pair are unmounted. S.G. 214, Spec. K41, b. Photo.
26 | £1550
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in six albums, folder, stockbook and on leaves and loose, incl. 1840 1d. black KK used, 1870 11/2d. rose-red unused, 1881 1d. lilac die II imprimatur, Officials Army Official 1896 1d. lilac with variety ''OFFICIAI'' mint, Seahorses, booklets, etc.
427 £85
Postal History and Covers: Scotland: 1747 entire from a British Soldier at Fort William to York, with manuscript ''2'' (deleted), then ''4'' (deleted) and finally ''8'', on reverse has faint ''FT WILLIAM'' and faint rare two line ''EDIN/BURGH'' in red, letter gives thanks for money and ''We are on our march to Fort William to ye barracks''. Photo.
773 £100
1840 1d. intense black plate 1b HB (original re-entry), fine used with clear to large margins, cancelled by red Maltese Cross leaving the re-entry clear. S.G. Spec. AS4a, cat. £500. Photo.
1159 | £260
1864-79 1d., a used balance collection in a stockbook, incl. blocks of eight, six and four (7, one with telegraphic cancellations), plate 15 used on cover with Maltese Cross, etc., many with c.d.s's, mainly fine. (42 items)
1605 £3200
Officials: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. Admiralty 1903 11/2d., 2d., 21/2d. and 3d. used, 1903-04 3d. used (Sismondo certificate), Army 1896-1901 1/2d. mint block of twenty four, 6d. mint single, 1/2d. used and 1d. mint variety ''OFFICIAI'', 1d. used on cover, 1902-03 6d. mint, Board of Education 1902 5d. used, 1902-04 1/2d., 1d. and 21/2d. used, Government Parcels 1883-86 11/2d., 9d. and 1s. used, 6d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1887-90 9d. used, 1s. used (R.P.S. certificate), 1891-1900 41/2d. and 1s. used, 1902 9d. used, 1s. used (R.P.S. certificate), Inland revenue 1882-1901 on issues of 1880-81 1d. used on cover, 6d. used, on issues of 1884-88 21/2d. lilac and 1s. dull green overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' with gum, on issues of 1887-92 1s. dull green mint, 6d. purple on rose-red used, 1s. green and carmine used (Brandon certificate), 1/2d. blue green pair used on cover, 1902-04 1d. used on cover, 21/2d. used, Office of Works 1896-02 1d. used, 10d. used on piece (Brandon certificate), 1902-03 1/2d., 1d. (R.P.S. certificate) and 21/2d. (Brandon certificate) used, Royal Household 1902 1/2d. used, 1d. used on O.H.M.S. piece, etc., not all guaranteed, mixed condition. (86 stamps and 4 covers). Photo.
27 | £500
Surface Printed: A mainly used surface printed accumulation on stock cards, with values to 5s. (3), many with c.d.s's, mixed condition. Stated to cat. £15,000.
428 £300
Postal History and Covers: Scotland: 1807 Entire from Forfar to Edinburgh showing ""FORFAR"" mailbag seal on the front. Very unusual and scarce. Photo.
774 £160
1840 1d. intense black plate 1b HD (original re-entry), very fine used with clear to large margins, neatly cancelled by red Maltese Cross leaving profile and re-entry clear. S.G. Spec. AS4a, cat. £500. Photo.
1161 £170
1858–79 Plate Number Issues 1d. rose-red plate 140 block of twelve (4 x 3) used with neat Nottingham c.d.s's, some minor patches of toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 43. Photo.
1606 | £380
Officials: A used selection, incl. I. R. Official with 1888 1.2d, vermilion on 1891 Land Valuation Notice from Wick to Lerwick, Government Parcels with 1883-86 9d. dull green on Parcel Post label, 1897 Parcel Post label bearing 1887-90 6d. purple on rose-red and 1s. dull green, etc. (17 items)
28 | £500
Collections and Mixed Lots: A lightly duplicated mint and used collection in a stockbook, Q.V. to early Q.E.II, incl. 1840 1d. black used (2), 1841 1d. unused, range of later line engraved, 1887-92 Jubilee selection with a range of shades to 1s. green and carmine mint and used, K.E.VII to 2s.6d. (15) and 5s. (7) used, 1d. in an aniline shade used, 1913-19 Seahorse 2s.6d (18), 5s. (6) and 10s. (3) used, 1934 re-engraved set used, 1924 (6) and 1925 (6) Exhibition sets mint, a few Officials, revenues, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
429 | £600
Postal History and Covers: Scotland: Edinburgh: 1766-1865 a collection of mainly stampless covers in three albums and on leaves, incl. 1778 cover bearing unframed circular ''PENNY POST/PAID'' in red, 1783 cover bearing ''PENNY POST NOT PAID E'' in black, handstruck ''1'' and ''2'', Penny Posts, District Posts with Duke Street, Hanover Street, Pitt Street, etc. (few 100's)
775 £140
1840 1d. black plate 1b HG with matched 1d. red-brown, both with small to large margins. 1d. red-brown with slight crease, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1162 £200
1858–79 Plate Number Issues 1d. rose-red plate 146 block of four overpritned ''SPECIMEN'', some perf. separation and creasing, otherwise fine with gum. S.G. 43. Photo.
1607 | £100
Officials: A mainly used collection on leaves, incl. Inland Revenue, Office of Works, Army, Government Parcels, Admiralty, Board of Education, etc., not all guaranteed, also a range of used postage dues, mixed condition. (approx. 100)
29 | £1300
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to K.G.V selection in a small stockbook, incl. 1840 1d. black used (4), range of 1d. reds., 1870 1/2d. plate 11 left marginal block of twenty unused (part original gum) with part inscription, 1873-80 21/2d. blue plates 19 and 20 unused with part original gum, 4d. plate 15 with Radstock c.d.s., 1883-84 10s. unused part original gum, 1887-92 1s. green pair used on piece with London hooded c.d.s's, 1918-19 Bradbury 10s. mint and used, etc., mixed condition. (113)
430 | £70
Postal History and Covers: Scotland: Old Meldrum: 1794 entire bearing on reverse a step type ''OLD/MELDRUM'' and 1810 circular Mileage mark, fine.
776 £280
1840 1d. black plate 1b HK, OA and SL, each with four close to large margins, good to fine used with Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1163 £380
1858–79 Plate Number Issues 1d. rose-red plate 171 KA-TD, fresh mint block of 40 with near complete original gum, some slight perf. separation, usual creases or wrinkles, otherwise of fine appearance. S.G. 43, cat. £1,000. Photo.
1608 | £550
Officials: Inland Revenue: A Q.V. collection on leaves, incl. 1882-85 1d. lilac ''N'' control single mint, ''X'' control strip of three mint, 1/2d. slate blue pair used on 1886 ''Valuations of Land'' wrapper, 21/2d. lilac mint, used block of four, 6d. grey mint, 1888-1901 21/2d. purple on blue unmounted mint, 1s. dull green used, etc., varied condition. (25)
30 | £4200
A large Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in a carton incl. 1840 1d. (8), 1841 1d. (80), inc. two with red Maltese Crosses, one possibly distinctive Wotton-under-Edge, 1841 2d. strips of three (2, one with mixed blue and black numerals), 1867-80 3d. plate 8 block of four c.d.s. used, 1873-80 8d. orange strip of three used, two singles c.d.s. used, 1887-1900 Jubilee issue to 2d. (38), 41/2d. (48), 10d. (11), mostly unmounted mint, plus two stockbooks of heavily duplicated used K.G.V incl. 1924-25 Wembleys, 1929 P.U.C. to 21/2d. (111), Seahorses to 2s.6d. (182), 5s. (82), etc., very mixed condition.
431 £110
Postal History and Covers: Scottish Islands: 1840 (July 30) envelope from the Island of Jura to Edinburgh, franked by 1840 1d. black plate 2 PI, cut into at right, lightly cancelled by red Maltese Cross, straight line ''JURA'' in magenta, on reverse has Lochgilphead and Edinburgh transit and receiving mark. Very early use of a penny black from the Western Isles. Photo.
777 £150
1840 1d. black plate 1b IC with small to large margins all round, fine used on 1840 (Oct. 23) entire from Dundee to Arbroath, cancelled red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1164 £150
1858–79 Plate Number Issues 1d. rose-red plate 171 RJ-TL attractive unused lower right corner marginal block of nine with large part selvedge displaying part inscription and plate number, with part original gum, some perf. reinforcement. Photo.
1609 £240
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1882 1/2d. pale green, in an unmounted mint block of four from top-right corner of sheet, few gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. 02, cat. £500. Photo.
31 | £680
1911-2017 collection of mainly illustrated first day covers (approx. 710) in eleven albums and loose contained in two cartons incl. 1911 Coronation Aerial Post red brown card used on inaugural flight day, 1929 P.U.C. low values (2 of each) used on rather scruffy plain envelope, 1948 Wedding set on illustrated cover, 1951 High Values on large plain cover to Australia, 1955 Waterlow Castle 2s.6d. and 5s. used on registered stationery envelope, good range of Q.E.II commemoratives, also a few other items.
432 £160
Postal History and Covers: Uniform Fourpenny Post: 1839 (Dec. 21) printed ''Eagle Life'' entire letter from Dublin to London with a goodstrike of the handstruck ''4'' of Edinburgh. Photo.
778 £95
1840 1d. black plate 1b ID (re-entry), fine used with large even margins, cancelled by red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5b. Photo.
1165 £780
1858–79 Plate Number Issues 1d. lake-red plate 181 AA-EF upper left corner block of thirty showing watermark reversed, fine unmounted mint. R.P.S. certificate (1999). S.G. 44. Photo.
1611 | £190
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1882 1d, lilac, 1887-92 1/2d. vermilion, 21/2d. purple on blue and 1s. dull green, all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, fine with gum, all marginal. S.G. 03s, 013s, 014s, 015s, cat. £680.
32 | £550
Collections and Mixed Lots: A small group comprising 1867-80 wing margin 2s. brown PI used with blue Birmingham barred cancellation, 1902 Government Parcels 1d. to 1s. mint (not guaranteed), and 1947 (Nov. 20) illustrated Royal Wedding cover to Scarborough bearing 21/2d. with ''6d./TO PAY/79'' and ''Posted out of Course/S.W.1'' handstamps alongside, mixed condition. (6)
433 | £280
Miscellaneous: 1890 Uniform Penny Postage Jubilee: A collection in an album, incl. Guildhall and South Kensington events, range of cancellations, P.O. Christmas and New Year Greetings card, Furniss and Eliot caricatures, etc. (71 items)
779 £200
1840 1d. black plate 1b IF, very fine used, with ample to large margins, neatly cancelled by dark red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1166 £140
1858–79 Plate Number Issues 1d. rose-red plate 190 GA-LA, unused irregular block of 16 with large section of selvedge at left, displaying complete marginal inscription, some staining where the block has been reinforced by sellotape on the reverse, an interesting piece with part original gum. S.G. 43, cat. £1,040. Photo.
1612 £110
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1882 1d. lilac single with control ''B'' (perf.), fine unmounted mint. S.G. O3, Spec. L3, cat. £350. Photo.
33 | £380
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used Q.V. to K.G.V collection on leaves, incl. surface printed to 2s. blue, 1883-84 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s., 1883 lilac and green set (1s. with crayon), 1887-92 Jubilee set to both 1s., K.E.VII to 10s., 1913-18 Seahorses to 10s., 1929 P.U.C. £1 with heavy violet cancellation, 1934 re-engraved set, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
434 £350
Postal History and Covers: Yorkshire: 1828 (Aug. 14) entire to Norwich Union Insurance Office, Norwich, bearing fine strike of boxed ''Bedale/By Post'' (Oxley type 2) and boxed ''No. 3'' receiving house handstamp of Middleham (Oxley type 13) on flap, manuscript ''1'' at right, fine. Photo.
780 £150
1840 1d. black plate 1b IH with small to large margins, fine used on 1841 (Jan. 23) large part cover locally used in Beverley, cancelled red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1169 £260
1858–79 Plate Number Issues 1d. rose-red plate 213 AA-BC upper left corner block of six showing plate number and part inscription, mint (stamps unmounted), tear in left margin and some minor creasing, otherwise fine. S.G. 43. Photo.
1614 £160
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1882 1d. lilac overprinted in blue-black, fine mint horizontal pair. R.P.S. certificate (2014) notes ''left stamp is creased''. S.G. Spec. L3a, cat. £500+. Photo.
34 | £800
A balance of a line engraved collection on stock pages, incl. range of cancellations with c.d.s's, coloured, barred numerals, Maltese Crosses, etc., with many covers, on piece, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
436 | £580
Postal History and Covers: Kent: An accumulation on leaves and loose, incl. Charing with a range of covers addressed to, Deal with Ship Letters, Dover, Gravesend 1840 two covers to Gravesend from London, one dated 1840 (Oct. 1) cover with 1840 1d. black plate 9 FL, other dated 1840 (Dec. 24) with 1840 1d. black plate 9 JH, Margate 1827 ship letter, Queenborough 1789 entire from Stangate Creek, bearing two line ''QUEEN/BOROUGH'' with disinfection marks, Sittingbourne, Instructional marks, range of modern Medway and Rochester, postcards, etc. (100's)
781 £120
1840 1d. black plate 1b IL (re-entry), fine used with good to enormous margins displaying portion of adjoining impression at top, cancelled by red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5c. Photo.
1170 £820
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1d. rose-red plate 225 KC, a fine mint example with full original crackly gum, possibly unmounted, good colour. S.G. 43, cat. £3,200. Photo.
1616 £480
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 watermark anchor on white paper 5s. rose EF overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, with large part original gum, few minor gum creases, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. L7(2)t, cat. £1,600. R.P.S. certificate (2015). Photo.
35 | £1200
A Q.V. to K.G.VI accumulation in ten albums and on stockcards, incl. covers with surface printed, postal stationery, cancellations, inverted watermarks, a few specimens, perfins, range of returned letter office material, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
437 £550
Postal History and Covers: Kent: Chatham: 1767 to 1991 a collection of covers, cards and pieces on leaves, incl. 1841 (Mar. 17) cover to Rochester, franked by 1840 1d. black, duplex's, milage marks, postcards, Military mail, Parcel Post labels, Postage Dues, etc. (100's)
782 £150
1840 1d. black plate 1b KA, close to large margins with part inscription at left, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1171 £250
1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1858-79 1d. rose-red plate 225 LJ, fine used. S.G. 43. cat. £800. Photo.
1617 £600
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. ultramarine EF, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, with large part original gum, trifle soiled at top and bent corner, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. L8(4)s, cat. £2,500. R.P.S. certificate (2007). Photo.
36 | £720
A collection in two stockbooks, a folder and on leaves, from 1840 1d. (2) used, 1891 £1 green used, K.E.VII printings and shades mint, 1912-24 wmk. Royal cypher shades, 11/2d. ''PENCF'' error mint, 11/2d. no wmk. mint, 1913 wmk. multiple cypher 1/2d. and 1d. mint, controls, cylinder blocks, 1948 Wedding £1 unmounted mint (2), booklets, etc.
438 £450
Postal History and Covers: Kent: Chatham: 1813 (May 23) entire from France to a French Prisoner of War on board the hulk ''Brunswick'' at Chatham, with scarce framed oval ''TRANSPORT-OFFICE/ Crown/G.R/PRISONERS OF WAR''. Photo.
784 £130
1840 1d. black plate 1b MK, used with small to large margins, cancelled by red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1172 £320
1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1858-79 1d. rose-red plate 225 MK, fine used with Stratford Upon Avon duplex. S.G. 43. cat. £800. Photo.
1619 £380
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1888 1/2d. vermilion control ''I'' marginal pair with imperf. margin, fine unmounted mint. S.G. O13, Spec. L12, cat. £350+. Photo.
37 | £300
Collections and Mixed Lots: A small mint or unused surface printed selection, incl. 1880-83 21/2d. plate 23 IL, 3d. plate 21 MD, 3d. on 3d. EI, 4d. plate 18 CH and EJ, 6d. plate 18 OG, 1s. plate 13 AB, 1880-81 1/2d. to 5d., 1883-84 watermark Anchor white paper 5s. AF, etc., mixed condition. (28)
439 | £280
Postal History and Covers: Kent: Gillingham: A collection of mainly covers and cards on leaves and loose, incl. instructional marks, due markings, skeletons, postcards, slogans, 1955 2s.6d. to £1 on three f.d.c's, also Brompton, Rainham, etc. (100s)
785 £110
1840 1d. black plate 1b NG, used with small to large margins, cancelled by red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1173 £180
1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1858-79 1d. rose-red plate 225 NA, good used. S.G. 43. cat. £800. Photo.
1620 £400
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1889 1s. dull green colour standard overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 14, a trifle soiled and vertical gum crease, otherwise fine with large part original gum, very scarce. S.G. O15var., Spec. L16t., cat. £1,400. Ex Young. Photo.
38 | £520
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used Q.V. line engraved collection in an album, incl. 1840 2d. blue plate 1 EH, 1854-57 2d. SC16 pate 4 SK, 2d. SC14 SI plate 4, 2d. LC16 plate 5 BC, range of plated 1d. Stars, etc. (203)
440 | £160
Postal History and Covers: Kent: Military Mail: 1803-1993 a selection of mainly covers and cards, incl. 1803 soldier's concessionary cover from a Bombardier at Chatham to Colchester, countersigned, manuscript ''1'', ''CHATHAM/31'' and London Paid in red, postcards, Official mail, ephemera, etc. (126 items)
786 £100
1840 1d. black plate 1b NK, fine used with close to large margins, neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1174 £420
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. rose-red plate 225 RG very fine used with neat ''GREENOCK/JA 6/80'' duplex on clean and neat printed ''INSPECTOR OF THE POOR'' envelope to Glasgow, part of top flap missing and a few minor cover imperfections not affecting stamp, most attractive. S.G. 43. Ex. Young. Photo.
1622 £7800
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1892 £1 green KC overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 14, very fine and fresh with large part original gum, extremely scarce, especially so in such fine condition. S.G. Spec. L11t., cat. £9,500. Photo.
39 | £700
A small used line engraved selection incl. 1840 1d. (3, two with four margins), another two examples on covers (one with four margins), 1840 2d. (3, two repaired), later incl. 1864-79 1d. plate 225 EC, 1870 1/2d. plate 11 and plate 15 pairs on covers, etc., mixed condition. (18 items)
441 | £320
Postal History and Covers: Kent: Postcards: A selection, incl. comic cards, Ships, Street scenes, etc. (few 100's)
787 £210
1840 1d. black plate 1b OI-OK strip of three, used with black Maltese Crosses, faults incl. added margin. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1177 | £700
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1858–76 2d. blue, a used selection, incl. range of c.d.s's, plate 7 block of four used with barred cancellations, plate 8 with inverted watermark used with Malta c.d.s., plate 9 used with black ''PD'' in circle, plate 12 used with light c.d.s., plate 13 block of six used with Swindon c.d.s's, plate 14 block of six used with Edmondton c.d.s's, single used with red''PD'' in oval, etc., slightly mixed condition. (38)
1623 £520
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1892 £1 green OB, fine used with light neat ''ACCOUNTS BRANCH/P.O. GLASGOW/05 OC 92'' oval datestamp, perf. imperfections at top, some staining and minor crease, otherwise fine and attractive. R.P.S. certificate (2014). S.G. Spec. L11, cat. £2,500. Photo.
40 | £880
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in two albums, two stockbooks, two folders, leaves and loose, incl. a good range of pre-stamp and stampless covers, Free's, Postage Dues, Registered mail with 1859 cover from London to Macclesfield, franked by 1855-57 4d. and 6d., etc. (many 100's)
442 | £240
Postal History and Covers: Kent: Queensborough: 1736-1993 a collection of covers and cards on leaves, incl. 1736 entire to Woolwich with rare ''QUEEN/BOROUGH'' slightly overstamped by ''10/SE'' Bishopmark, 1760 (dated inside from Sheerness) with superb ''Q BOROUGH'', 1787 cover to London, bearing ''46 QUEEN/BOROUGH'', 1831 cover from Hamburg to London, bearing on reverse a step type ''SHIP LETTER/QUEENBORO'', 1833 cover from Gibraltar to London on reverse has faint step type ''QUEENBOROUGH/SHIP LETTER'' in red with disinfection slits, etc. (34 items)
788 £200
1840 1d. black plate 1b PD (partial recut sideline), very fine used with good to large margins,neatly cancelled by complete red Maltese Cross, a choice example. S.G. Spec. AS5h. Photo.
1178 £300
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1858-76 2d. blue plate 7 MD, fine and fresh unmounted mint. S.G. 45, cat. £2,000. Photo.
1624 £110
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1901 1/2d. blue-green ''R'' control pair, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 017, cat. £350+. Photo.
41 | £420
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in four albums, incl. 1840 1d. black (3, one on cover), 1864-79 1d. reds plates 71 to 224 complete used (less 77), surface printed to 5s. used, 1887-92 Jubilee to 10d. mint and 1s. green used, K.E.VII to 2s.6d. used, 1913-19 Seahorses to 10s. used, 1934 re-engraved set used, etc., later with mainly used issues to the 1990s, also a copy of ''English & Welsh Postmarks Since 1840'' by Mackay, mixed condition. (100s)
443 £400
Postal History and Covers: Kent: Queenborough: 1760 (dated inside from Sheerness) to London, on reverse has a superb Q BOROUGH'' (unlisted by Willcocks) and ''25/IY'' Bishopmark. Photo.,
789 £180
1840 1d. black plate 1b QG, with watermark inverted, a good used example with small margins, cancelled by red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5l. Photo.
1179 £320
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1858-76 2d. blue plate 8 BH, fine and fresh unmounted mint. S.G. 45, cat. £1,850. Photo.
1625 £95
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1901 1/2d. blue-green ''R'' control pair with date cuts at right, fine mint. S.G. 017, cat. £350+. Photo.
42 | £260
Collections and Mixed Lots: A large accumulation in four albums, eleven stockbooks, sixteen folders and loose, incl. Q.E.II with definitives and commemoratives, used duplication, many blocks, some f.d.c's, etc. (1,000s)
444 £80
Postal History and Covers: Kent: Queenborough: 1787 entire from Sheerness Dockyard to London, manuscrit ''4'' rate mark, a a fair strike of the two line ''46 QUEEN/BOROUGH''. Photo.
790 £95
1840 1d. black plate 1b QJ, good to large margins, fine used with red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1180 £270
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1858–76 2d. blue plate 9 AA-AB upper left corner pair with part inscription, unused with large part original gum, couple of light creases, otherwise fine. S.G. 45. Photo.
1627 £180
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1902 1s. dull green and carmine, lightly cancelled used example. R.P.S. certificate (2008). S,.G. Spec. MO5, cat. £700. Photo.
43 | £350
A Line Engraved used collection on leaves, incl. 1840 1d. black on cover (2, one with four margins), 2d. blue used (2), 1841 1d. mint, 2d. used (5), 1854-57 Large Crown perf. 16 1d. used, etc., mixed condition. ()
445 | £1000
Postal History and Covers: Kent: Rochester: 1671 to 1999 a collection of covers, cards and pieces on leaves and loose, incl. 1671 entire to London with ''2'' rate mark, and on reverse has ''JV/1'' Bishopmark, 1804 entire from U.S.A. to London, bearing oval ''SHIP LETTER/Crown/ROCHESTER'', 1912 entire from Malta to London, bearing oval ''SHIP LETTER/Crown/ROCHESTER'', 1839 (Dec. 14) cover with unframed ''PAID'', 1840 (Jan. 7) cover to Hastings, bearing unframed ''PAID'', also on on a front, 1840 (June 24) cover to London, bearing 1840 1d. black plate 3 NE, 1859 cover to France, franked 1855-57 4d. (6), Mileage marks, Postage Dues, Parcel Post labels with 1902 Rochester label bearing 1900 Jubilee 1s. green and carmine, Sub Offices with St. Mary's Bank, Troy Town, etc.
791 £110
1840 1d. black plate 1b QL, fine used with small to large margins, neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1181 £60
1858-76 2d. blue plate 9 DH with type II watermark inverted, fine and fresh unused with partly redistributed original gum, horizontal crease at foot not detracting from appearance. S.G. 45wi, Spec. G2d, cat. £1,500. Photo.
1628 £110
Officials: Office of Works: 1896-1902 1/2d. vermilion, fine mint. R.P.S. certificate (2016), S.G. Spec. L31, cat. £300. Photo.
44 | £190
A collection in five albums and loose contained in a carton with main interest in R.A.F. Museum covers with a number signed by W.W.II pilots incl. Cowley Milling, Leonard Cheshire, Arthur Harris, etc. (100s)
446 | £80
Postal History and Covers: Kent: Rochester and Chatham: 1838 to 1981 a collection of covers, cards and pieces on leaves, incl. Instructional markings, slogans, meter marks, a good range of Postage Dues, etc. (178 items)
792 £130
1840 1d. black plate 1b QL with small to large margins, fine used on 1840 (Sept. 10th) entire from Fettercairn to Montrose, cancelled red Maltese Cross, filing crease. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1182 £230
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1858–76 2d. blue plate 9 EG, used with ''114'' duplex (Dundee) in red, fine. B.P.A. certificate (1992). S.G. 45, Spec. G2. Photo.
1629 £100
Officials: Office of Works: 1896–1902 1/2d. vermilion used horizontal pair with Bristol duplex, fine. B.P.A. certificate (1990). S.G. 031, ct. £300. Photo.
45 | £220
Collections and Mixed Lots: An unmounted mint K.E.VIII to early Q.E.II collection in a binder, complete for basic issues from 1936 to 1967, incl. 1951 Festival set, 1952-54 and 1955-58 to 1s.6d., 1955 Waterlow set, 1958-61 graphite lined set, 1960-67 phosphor set, etc., also Machins, postage dues with 1959-63 set, Channel islands, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
447 | £350
Postal History and Covers: Kent: Rochester Villages: 1793-1999 a collection of covers and cards on leaves, incl. Bill Street, Borstal, Cliffe, Cuxton with 1910 ''Ewen'' cover with South Eastern & Chatham Railway 2d. cancelled by oval ''CUXTON/STATION'' cachet, Lower Halling, Snodland 1895 cover franked by 1881 1d. lilac (4) and ''SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY 2d. tied by oval ''SNODLAND/STATION'' cachet with Express label, Wouldham, postcards, u.d.c's. parcel post labels, photos of Post Offices, etc. (few 100's)
793 £200
1840 1d. black plate 1b RA, very fine used, with enormous margins, cancelled by red Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1183 £1150
1858-76 2d. blue plate 9 JC, imperforate on very thin paper and of debatable status, fine. An example of this was described in the 1908 (Dec.) issue of The British Philatelist as a forgery but a similar copy in the H.W. Fisher collection was described as being a trial on Dr. Perkins unwatermarked pelure paper with a thickness of one and three quarter thousandths of an inch and was accompanied by an R.P.S. certificate. B.P.A. certificate (1990). Photo.
1633 £380
Officials: Office of Works: 1896-1902 10d. dull purple and carmine fine used with part c.d.s. on small piece. B.P.A. certificate (1986). S.G. O35, cat. £2,250. Photo.
46 | £210
Collections and Mixed Lots: A K.G.VI to early Q.E.II collection in an album, incl. 1939-48 set mint, 1951 Festival set mint, 1952-54 and 1955-58 to 1s.6d. mint, 1955 Waterlow set mint, 1958-61 graphite-lined set unmounted mint, 1959-60 phosphor-graphite set mint, 1960s phorphor sets, etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
449 | £180
Postal History and Covers: Kent: Sheerness: 1799-1992 a collection of covers and cards on leaves, incl. 1799 entire to London, bearing straight line ''SHEERNESS'', mileage marks, postcards, etc. (106 items)
794 £150
1840 1d. black plate 1b RE, small to large margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1184 £160
1858-76 2d. blue plate 12 FG, unused (disturbed gum), tiny perf. imperfection at base, otherwise of fine appearance with deep colour. S.G. 45, Spec. G2, cat. £3,000. Photo.
1635 | £290
Officials: Army Officials: A selection on leaves, incl. 1896-1901 1/2d. corner block of twelve, 1d. used on 1897 O.H.M.S. cover, 21/2d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 6d. mint pair and single, 1902 6d. mint, etc., varied condition. (117)
48 | £620
An accumulation covering various subjects contained in two cartons incl. cancellation interest on covers and cards, Official Mail with Royal Court and Political, censored mail, quantity of cartes de visite, parcel post labels, etc. (100's)
450 | £800
Postal History and Covers: Kent: Sittingbourne: 1833 (June 21) large part disinfected entire showing on reverse a fine strike of the extremely rare step type ''SHIP LETTER/SITTINGBOURNE'' mark, partly overstamped, sent from Smyrna to London and readdressed to France with manuscript ''1/3'' and ''1/2'' rate marks, Charing Cross, London Paid Maltese Cross in red, disinfection slits and resulting discolouration. Sent to his wife by Capt. E. Lyons (later Admiral Edmund Lyons, 1st Baron Lyons GCB, GCMG, KCH (1790 – 1858), recently arrived in Smyrna on the H.M.S. ''Madagascar'' with Otto, King of Greece on board. Lyons was responsible both for encouraging the Crimean War, during which he was Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet, and for securing the eventual allied victory in the conflict, through his various participations including the Siege of Sebastopol. Believed to be one of only two known examples of this important ship letter. Photo.
795 £320
1840 1d. black plate 1b RI, just cut into at right, otherwise with small to very large margins, neatly tied to embossed valentines envelope by red Maltese Cross, with ''Hackney PP'' straight line receiving mark alongside. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1185 £230
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1858–76 2d. blue plate 12 HF, unused, fine S.G. 45, Spec. G2. Photo.
1638 | £600
Officials: Army Officials: 1896-1901 1d. lilac with controls, comprising ''U'' singles (2) block of four, ''V'' singles, pairs (3), strips of three (3), block of twelve, ''W'' singles (2), pair and irregular block of 42, ''X'' single, mint, fair to fine. (81). S.G. 043.
49 | £180
A K.G.V to early Q.E.II collection in a hingeless Lighthouse album, mainly mint incl. 1924 and 1925 Wembley sets, 1934-36 set to 1s., 1939-48 to £1 (10s. dark blue unmounted), 1948 Wedding, 1951 2s.6d. to £1 unmounted, Channel Is. Occupation, Q.E.II incl. Tudor and St. Edward's Crown Wilding sets, some commemoratives, 1959-63 postage due set to £1, etc., varied condition, some gum bends or wrinkles, many fine unmounted. (approx. 375)
451 | £180
Postal History and Covers: Kent: Strood: 1759-1953 selection of covers and cards on leaves, incl. 1759 entire from Strood to Henley on Thames, on reverse has two line ''ROCHES/TER'' and ''27/AP'' Bishopmark, 1859 mourning envelope to France, franked by 1855-57 4d. tied by Rochester duplex with Strood datestamp on reverse, 1934 cover handed in at Strood station, on reverse has Southern Railway/Rochester 3d. parcel label, etc. (24 items)
796 £90
1840 1d. black plate 1b SB with small to good margins, fine used on 1840 (Dec. 19) cover from Gloucester to Thornbury, cancelled red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1186 £150
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1858–76 2d. deep blue plate 13 ML-OL right marginal vertical strip of three showing part inscription, used with fine Hereford duplexes, some toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 47. Photo.
1639 | £600
Officials: Government Parcel: A selection, incl. 1883-86 11/2d. lilac mint, 9d. dull green used, 1s. orange-brown used, 1887-90 11/2d. dull purple and pale green mint, 6d. purple on rose-red mint, 9d. dull purple and blue mint, 1902 2d. and 6d. mint, 9d. used, etc., varied condition, not all are guaranteed. (12)
50 | £160
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mint collection in a Windsor album, from 1858 to 1974, incl. 1924-25 Wembley sets, 1934 Seahorse 2s.6d. and 5s., 1939-48 high values, 1951 Festival set, range of phosphors and booklet panes, regionals, postage dues, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
453 | £220
Postal History and Covers: Official Mail: A collection in two folders and on leaves, incl. range of Official Paid handstamps and machine cancellations, Admiralty Office, Home Office, House of Commons, War Office, etc. (100's)
797 £170
1840 1d. black plate 1b TD on piece with matched 1d. red-brown, 1d. black with good to large margins, other with small to large margins. fine. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1188 | £750
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d., a used selection incl. plate 1 single with first day cancellation, strip of three, plate 3 block of twelve, plate 4 block of four used on cover, plate 6 blocks of four and six, plate 8 singles (3), plate 11 used with blue St Albans c.d.s., range of cancellations with many fine c.d.s's, few on piece, etc., mixed condition. (66)
1640 £200
Officials: Government Parcel: 1883-86 11/2d. lilac and 6d.dull green, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, all fine and very fresh marginal with gum. S.G. 061s, 062s, cat. £500. Photo.
51 | £150
A mint line engraved selection with 1841 1d. EE, just touched at foot (pressed crease), 1856-58 LC14 1d. IJ, 1858-76 2d. plate 9 RD (crease), 1864-79 1d. plate 208 NG-PH block of six (some split perfs.), 1870 1/2d. plate 5 QQ, plate 14 FO-GQ block of six, and 1870 11/2d. plate 1 QD (creases), varied condition, some unmounted. (17)
454 | £290
Postal History and Covers: Official Mail: 1841 to 1991 a selection of mainly covers, incl. stationery, Inland Revenue, Official Paid marks, etc. (few 100's)
798 £110
1840 1d. black plate 1b TE with matched 1d. red-brown, both with small to large margins. fine. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1189 | £120
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. rose-red selection of 85 used examples incl. plate 9 AP with light crease, mixed condition.
1641 £190
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1887-90 11/2d. dull purple and pale green overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, fine with full gum from top of sheet. S.G. 065s, cat. £300. Photo.
53 | £450
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to K.G.VI accumulation in eight stockbooks, two albums and leaves, incl. 1881 1d. lilac with used duplication, controls, Officials, Revenues, Private Telegraph stamps, also some foreign, etc. (1,000s)
456 | £620
Postal History and Covers: Official Mail: 1898 to 1899 Q.V. 1/2d. vermilion Army Recruiting form unused LO73, Admiralty Recruitment Forms, cut down as usual LO71A(6), LO71C (4), LO71D (5), Hon Artillery Company 1d. pink EO14 and Durham Light Infantry 1d. pink not listed.
799 £170
1840 1d. black plate 1b TF with matched 1d. red-brown, both with good to large margins. fine. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1190 £350
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 1, a mint group comprising lower marginal block of four with part inscription and two singles (one imperf. between stamp and right margin), mixed condition. Photo.
1642 £380
Officials: Government Parcels: 1887-90 11/2d., 1891-1900 41/2d. pair and Inland Revenue 1888 1/2d. vermilion used on Bury parcel post label, cancelled by Bury parcel cancels, rare. S.G. 013, 065,071. Photo.
54 | £250
A mainly used accumulation in eight albums and loose, Q.V. to Q.E.II, incl. 1840 1d. black (2, one with four margins), f.d.c's, range of postmarks, K.E.VII to K.G.V picture postcards and postal stationery, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
460 | £500
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: Q.V. collection of registered covers written up for display incl. 1841 (Nov. 23) cover to Launceston bearing 1841 2d. plate 3 RA-TA fine vertical strip of three, paying the 6d. rate, multicolour frankings incl. two covers bearing 1841 1d. and 2d., Line Engraved and Surface Printed combinations, also selection of used 1d. pink postal stationery envelopes and a few later covers, mainly good to fine. (16)
800 £300
1840 1d. black plate 1b TG, close to good margins with part inscription at base, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1191 £800
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 1 AA-CC, a mint upper left corner strip of three showing plate number ''1'' and part inscription, imperf. between stamps and margin, minor faults. S.G. 48. Photo.
1643 | £85
Officials: Government Parcels: 1887-90 6d. purple on rose-red with no stop under ''T'' used, also five forgeries.
55 | £190
Collections and Mixed Lots: A K.G.V to Q.E.II selection, incl. range of covers with airmails, 1951 Festival set mint, 2000-01 both Christmas ''Post Office'' smiler sheets, etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
461 £800
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1830 cover from Rudeshelm, registered to London, originally unpaid, charged ''3s.4d.'' changed to ''8s.6d.'' (5s. being for registration fee), bearing curved ''REGISTERED'' over Crown in black, and curved ''REGISTERED'' over Crown in red, two line ''RUDESHELM/RECOMANDART'', on reverse has ''Duitschand/Over Maastricht'' in red, superb. Photo.
802 | £720
1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 AA, BD, BH, DL, KA, and ND, each with four margins and used with Maltese Cross, slightly mixed, also LD with four margins apparently used with yellow Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS15.
1194 £230
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 3, a mint group, comprising right marginal block of six with part inscription (imperf. between stamps and margin) and four singles (two imperf. marginal examples and one imperf vertically with extra vertical row of perfs.), mixed condition. S.G. 48. Photo.
1644 £60
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1887-90 6d. purple on rose-red overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, fine with full gum from left sheet. S.G. 066s, cat. £250. Photo.
56 £450
A small line engraved group comprising 1840 plate 5 1d. black AJ on cover (four margins), 2d. blue plate 1 LE used, and two 1841 1d. reds on cover (one with ''MISSENT TO/SHREWSBURY'' handstamp), mixed condition. (4)
462 £180
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1843 (Feb. 23) 1s. rate cover from Leeds to London, franked by good 1d. red tied by black Maltese Cross, with Leeds datestamp in red, manuscript ''1/-'' in red. Photo.
803 £160
1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 AL, four small to large margins, used with neat red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
1195 £190
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. rose-red plate 3 TG imprimatur, fine with small to large margins. Photo.
1645 £130
Officials: Government Parcels: 1897-90 6d. and 1891-90 1d. used on Postal Stores Department parcel post label, vertical crease clear of stamps, otherwise fine. Photo.
57 | £200
An accumulation in eight albums, incl. unmounted mint decimal issues, f.d.c's from the 1950s onwards, postcards, 2000 yearbook, Channel Islands unmounted mint issues, etc., also a range of mint Ireland with Rialtar and Saorstat overprints, mixed condiiton. (100s)
464 £2700
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: 1819 Entire Letter from New York to London handstamped by the rare ""ROCHFORD/SHIP LETTER"" in blue. Robertson only recorded one example of this handstamp, which was struck in black. A lovely example of this rarity. Photo.
804 | £80
1840 1d. black plate 2 AL, fine used with small to very large margins, cancelled by red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS15. Ex. Moon. Photo.
1197 £230
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 4 SA-TB lower left corner block of four with plate number ''4'', unmounted mint, some perf. separation and usual gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. 48. Photo.
1646 £120
Officials: Government Parcels: 1887-90 6d. purple on rose, (dot to right of ''T'') used on O.H.M.S. registered front from Board of Education South Kensington to Grosvenor Square. S.G. 066b. Photo.
58 | £180
A K.G.VI to Q.E.II accumulation of mainly illustrated first day and commemorative covers contained in two cartons, with some special handstamps, etc. (100's)
466 £380
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: 1851 (Oct. 15)Outer Letter Sheet to London with ""HAARLEM/15/10/1851"" datestamp in red on face, boxed ""HARWICH/SHIP LETTER"" (Robertson S5) in black alongside, London backstamps. This handstamp is recorded in this one year only and then again from 1913 when it was used on paquebot mail. A rare handstamp used in 1851. Photo.
805 £210
1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 CB and JF, both with small to good margins and used on separate pieces with neat red Maltese Crosses, fine. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
1198 £190
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. rose-red plate 4 TQ imprimatur, fine with good margins. Photo.
1647 £160
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1887-90 9d. dull purple and blue from lower-left corner of pane overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, fresh with full gum, fine, rare. S.G. O67s, cat. £300. Photo.
59 | £260
An accumulation in albums and loose contained in three cartons incl. covers and cards with W.W.I mail, selection of telegrams, etc. (many 100s)
467 £200
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letter: London: 1815 (Jan. 11) entire to Madeira, on reverse has circular ''POST PAID WITHDRAWN SHIP LETTER/(Crown)/11 JA 11/1815/LONDON'', scarce. Photo.
806 £90
1840 1d. black plate 2 CF, fine used with small to large margins, neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
1199 £240
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 5, a mint group comprising vertical pair imperf. between stamps and right margin, horizontal lower marginal strip of three with part inscription, vertical strip of three imperf. between stamps and right margin with part inscription, block of four, and singles (3, one imperf. between stamp and margin, and one upper marginal), mixed condition. S.G. 48. Photo.
1648 £110
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1887-90 1s. dull green large part original gum, good colour. R.P.S. certificate (1988). S.G. O68, cat. £700. Photo.
61 | £220
A K.G.V to Q.E.II unmounted mint selection in a stockbook, incl. 1935 Silver Jubilee 21/2d. (35), 1959 phosphor graphite sets (4), etc. (few 100's)
469 £200
Postal History and Covers: Crimean War: 1855 (July 31)) envelope to Major Compton, West York Militia, Gibraltr, bearing 1d. red-brown NG-NH and NG-NI, cancelled by pen stroke, manuscript ''5'', on reverse has unframed POST OFFICE/BRITISH ARMY'' datestamps (2) in blue-green, some damage to the stamps, otherwise fine. Photo.
807 | £160
1840 1d. black plate 2 CK and EH used on 1840 (Dec. 14 and 18) covers from the same correspondence from Ardrossan to Edinburgh, both cancelled by very watery red Maltese Crosses, resembling ''blobs'' most probably due to very watery ink.
1200 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 5, AX-DX vertical corner strip of four imperf. between stamps and right margin with part inscription and plate number ''5'', stamps unmounted, fine. S.G. 48. Photo.
1649 £130
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1887-1900 2d. green and carmine, a block of six (one with variety no dot under ''T''), used on piece with full Weymouth Parcel Post label. S.G. 070. Photo.
62 | £100
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to K.G.VI selection on stock pages, incl. range of controls, 1887-92 die I 5d. unused (faults), 1924-26 to 1s. mint, etc., mixed condition. (56)
470 £1500
Postal Notices: 1841 Postal Notice complete bearing 1d. plate 5 CF (small to good margins) and left marginal 2d. with blank corner letter squares from the small trial plate of 12, together with two 1d. pink envelopes (one a little discoloured) overprinted large type ''SPECIMEN'' in red, usual creases and toning in places, otherwise a fine example. Holcombe certificate (1981). S.G. Spec. PN3, cat. £10,000. Photo.
808 £250
1840 1d. black plate 2 CL, fine used with good to enormous margins, tied to 1840 (June 1) entire from Liverpool to Ireland, lightly cancelled pale orange-red Maltese Cross, with Liverpool double arc datestamp in same colour on flap, filing folds clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
1201 £270
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 5 CC-FF block of sixteen (4 x 3), used with Beaconsfield c.d.s's. S.G. 48. Photo.
1650 £80
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1887-1900 41/2d. grey-green and carmine, fine used. R.P.S. certificate (1984). S.G. 071, cat. £275. Photo.
63 | £110
Collections and Mixed Lots: A collection in two albums, Q.V. to Q.E.II, incl. a few K.G.VI control blocks of six, 1960s phosphor issues in mint blocks of four or six with 1962 Productivity Year sets (top value a corner block of six), 1963 Lifeboat set in blocks of four, 1963 Red Cross in blocks of four, etc., also a small amount of World. (100s)
471 | £600
Postal Notices: 1841 (Apr.) G.P.O. Edinburgh Postal Notice from ''E. S. LEES'', referring to the issue of the embossed 2d. blue envelopes and with an example attached overprinted large ''SPECIMEN'' in red, very fine. S.G. Spec. PN4, cat. £3,500. Photo.
810 £130
1840 1d. black plate 2 EG on bleuté, very fine used, with good even margins, lightly cancelled by red Maltese Cross. S.G. AS14. Photo.
1207 £250
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 8, a mint group comprising single, block of four, and single imperf. between stamp and right margin, mixed condition. S.G. 48. Photo.
1651 £240
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1891-1900 1s. green and carmine, fine and fresh lightly mounted mint. R.P.S. certificate (1988). S.G. O72, cat. £650. Photo.
65 £110
Miscellaneous: Advertising: 1881 advertising envelope for G. Tutill, Artist, printed with an attractive banner design, posted from London with a 14 dot 1d. lilac, a few peripheral tears. Photo.
472 | £450
Mail to Overseas Destinations: A collection of covers and entires incl. maritime mail with 1877 (Dec. 15) cover to Venezuela, via Caribbean route, bearing 2s. pale blue plate 1 TL, with additional single used example in deep blue, 1864 (Aug. 18) envelope to Mauritius bearing 9d. straw NK and 1d. rose-red plate 80 OC, 1870 part forwarding agents label bearing perf. 2d. blue and East India 1a., 1861 (Sept. 24) envelope from Guernsey to Hong Kong bearing 6d. lilac and 1s. green, Military Mail incl. 1854 (Sept.) entire from ''H.M.S. Bellerophon'' (Black Sea Fleet) to London bearing perf. 1d. red-brown IA-IC strip of three (damaged), mail to France, etc. (16)
811 £140
1840 1d. black plate 2 EL with small to good margins, used on 1840 (June 4) entire from Chester to London, cancelled red Maltese Cross, cover with filing fold. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
1208 £190
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. rose-red plate 8 TU imprimatur, fine with close to good margins. Photo.
1656 | £600
Officials: Admiralty: 1903 1/2d. to 3d. set (2d. has R.P.S. certificate 1986, 21/2d. has B.P.A. certificate 1996),1903-04 1/2d. and 1d. mint1d. mint blocks of 16 and 12, 3d. used, also 1/2d. stationery card, good to fine. (38)
66 £150
Miscellaneous: Advertising: 1895 advertising envelope for the Humber Works at Coventry, illustrated on both front and reverse, posted from Coventry to Belgium.Thomas Humber (1841-1910), the important early bicycle inventor and manufacturer. patented the safety bicycle in 1884.Photo.
474 £90
Mail to Overseas Destinations: Canada: 1873 (Mar. 28) Entire letter from London to Prince Edward Island franked 3d. and 1870 1/2d. plate 10 paying the 21/2d. letter rate and 1d. late fee, handstamped red boxed ""L1"" with a Charlotttetown arrival backstamp. The letter contains a 1d. Inland Revenue receipt stamp. An unusual franking and destination. Photo.
812 £240
1840 1d. black plate 2 GB-GC pair, good even margins, GC with shifted transfer at base, used with red Maltese Crosses, one stamp with vertical crease, fine. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
1209 £700
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 8 TV-TX, a lower right corner strip of three with plate number ''8'', unused with large part original gum, minor faults. S.G. 48. Photo.
1657 £170
Officials: Admiralty: 1903-04 11/2d. dull purple and green, used, crayon on reverse, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (2009). S.G. Spec. MO38, cat. £600. Photo.
67 £130
Miscellaneous: Advertising: 1899 Cover with coloured printed adverts for ""Nestles Swiss Milk"" and ""Viking, A Perfect Unsweetened Milk"", posted from Bradford to Belfast handstamped ""Insufficiently Addressed/186"".
475 £260
Mail to Overseas Destinations: Fiji: 1887 (July 29) envelope from London to Suva, Fiji, with manuscript ''Not to be forwarded to Lakeba'', franked by 1883 or 84 6d. IK from left of sheet, tied by London hooded circle, has Fiji receiving mark on reverse. Photo.
813 £140
1840 1d. black plate 2 HF with good to large margins, fine used on 1840 (Oct. 8) cover from Mauchline to Ayr, cancelled red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
1210 £500
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 9, four used examples, incl. two on piece (one with c.d.s.), slightly mixed. S.G. 48. Photo.
1660 | £400
King Edward VII: A mint collection on leaves with 1902-10 De La Rue ordinary and chalky papers to 1s. (less 1/2d. yellowish green), additional 1/2d. and 6d. shades, chalky 2s.6d. (some gum toning), also 10d. used, and 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 1/2d. to 4d., varied condition with some gum wrinkles and occasional tone spot, many fine. (32)
70 | £280
Miscellaneous: Book Tokens: A collection on leaves and loose, incl. 1932 7s.6d. green token in gift booklet handstamped ''SPECIMEN'', Harrison & Sons presentation cards, etc. (38 items)
477 £260
Mail to Overseas Destinations: Hawaii: 1875 four envelopes all addressed to ''Commander W.E. Cookson, H.M.S. Petrel, Care of H.B.M. Consul General, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands'', franked by 1873-80 6d. greey plate 13, plate 14 two singles and pair, a little tatty but scarce destination. Photo.
814 £320
1840 1d. black plate 2 IG, fine used with small to large margins, tied to 1840 (May 15) wrapper from Stockton to Kirby Stephen by red-brown Maltese Cross which appears to be double lined, with ''STOCKTON'' double arc datestamp on flap, central filing fold well clear of adhesive, an attractive cover from the second week of issue. S.G. Spec. AS14. Photo.
1211 £780
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 9 BF, unused with part original gum, some toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 48. Photo.
1663 | £200
King Edward VII: A selection on leaves, incl. values to 1s. (2) mint and to 5s. (3) and 10s. used, range of shades, mixed condition. (83)
71 | £700
Miscellaneous: Christmas Cards: Printed Christmas and New Year greetings card from theGeneral Post Office London, comprising 1883-84, 1884-85, 1886-87, 1887-88 and 1891-92, most attractive.
479 £60
Mail to Overseas Destinations: U.S.A.:1861 (Apr. 30) envelope to to Rochester, N.Y., bearing 1s. pale green, tied by ''W/25'' duplex, ''21/CENTS'' handstamp and New York arrival below. Photo.
815 £130
1840 1d. black plate 2 II, four small even margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
1212 £350
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 9 GB, used on piece with neat Attenborough c.d.s., fine. S.G. 48. Photo.
1664 £600
King Edward VII: 1902–10 De La Rue 1/2d. yellowish green, overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 20, a few light wrinkles, otherwise very fine with large part original gum, extremely rare, believed to be one of only two recorded examples of this overprint in private hands. S.G. Spec. M2(2)u, cat. £1,800. Photo.
72 £150
Miscellaneous: Coronation: 1837 (c.) colourless embossed Queen Victoria's Head with Crown and floral surround, on card (188 x 235mm), by Dobbs, most probably produced for the Queen's Coronation. Photo.
480 £60
Mail to Overseas Destinations: U.S.A.: 1862 (July 12) Entire letter from London to Boston via Cork with 1856 1s. green (centred high) tied by London EC 75 duplex, red Boston Br. PKT. Paid, and matching 5 Cents. Very clear and crisp markings. Photo.
818 £120
1840 1d. black plate 2 KJ with matched 1d. red-brown, both with good to large margins. fine. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
1213 £230
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 9 NK-OK vertical pair, good used. S.G. 48. Photo.
1666 £600
King Edward VII: 1902–10 De La Rue 2d. pale grey-green & carmine on chalky paper, overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 18, with part original gum, perfs. clipped slightly at top, a fine example of this extremely rare overprint. B.P.A. certificate (1989). S.G. Spec. M12(1)t, cat. £1,800. Photo.
73 | £1450
Miscellaneous: Ephemera: An accumulation in two albums, leaves and loose, incl. Almanacks, examples of embossed paper and envelopes, Share Certificates, Insurance Policies, Illustrated invoices, Silk souvenirs, Menus, leaflet, Maps, etc. (100's)
481 £260
Used Abroad: 1873-80 watermark Spray 1s., three fine used examples, comprising plate 8 used with Suez c.d.s., plate 10 used with St. Thomas (Danish West Indies) c.d.s., and plate 13 used with Grey-Town c.d.s. (Nicaragua). Photo.
819 £200
1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 LB-MB vertical pair, four small to good margins, used with red Maltese Crosses, tiny cut in upper left margin, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
1215 £480
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. rose-red plate 9 TQ imprimatur, fine with close to good margins. Photo.
1667 £140
King Edward VII: 1902–10 De La Rue 3d. dull purple, on orange-yellow chalky paper, fine unmounted mint. Photocopy of Hendon certificate (2017) for a pair. S.G. Spec. M20(2), cat. £425. Photo.
74 | £600
Miscellaneous: Guildhall: 1849-1961 A most unusual collection of invitation cards, many from the Lord Mayors for various Banquets, with menus, 1902 Coronation Celebration proof impression, many most beautifully produced, a most unusual and colourful group. (103 items)
483 £600
Used Abroad: Chile: 1865-73 4d. plate 13 HH, 1867-80 6d. plate 9 HB (R.P.S. certificate, 1994), 9d. plate 4 BG, 10d. plate 1 MB, 1872-73 6d. pale buff plate 12 HF (R.P.S. certificate 1997), and 1873-80 6d. grey plate 14 BA (R.P.S certificate, 1994), each used with fine Valparaiso (Chile) c.d.s, fine. Photo.
820 £110
1840 1d. black plate 2 LL, four small to margins, used on 1840 (Dec. 21) entire to Mr Pembleton M.P., Spring Gardens Terrace, London, with indistinct red cancellation. Thomas Pembleton, 1st Baron Kingsdown, sat as an M.P. twice, once from 1831-32 and then from 1835-43. Also 1948 Silver Wedding used on plain f.d.c's and two other items. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
1217 £260
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. rose-red plate 10 AC imprimatur, fine upper marginal example with good margins. Photo.
1668 | £70
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 4d. orange, singles (2), pair and blocks of four (2 shades), slightly mixed. (12)
75 | £240
Miscellaneous: Lottery: 1804-34 selection, incl. handbills, tickets, some printed by the Congreve method, etc., interesting group. (12 items)
485 £210
Used Abroad: Chile: 1878 (Oct. 23) envelope from Valparaiso to Plymouth bearing 2s. dull blue plate 1 EF tied by ''C30'' numeral and with ''VALPARAISO/A/OC 23/78'' c.d.s. alongside, filing fold well clear of adhesive. Photo.
821 £170
1840 1d. black plate 2 LL, small to good margins, used with Maltese Cross in red and ''CHARING CROSS'' in black on cover, fine. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
1218 £230
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 10 CP-DQ block of four handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, some gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. G4(2)u. Photo.
1669 £60
King Edward VII : 1902 - 10 De La Rue: 4d. deep orange-red in a mint pair, small surface mark at foot of left stamp otherwise fine, listed in the Hendon Stamp Co. specialised catalogue (2010), retail price £220. Hendon certificate (2017). S.G. Spec. M25 var. Photo.
76 £240
Miscellaneous: Mulready: 1857 (Feb. 20) part letter regarding a commission for a painting written and signed by William Mulready, fine. Photo.
487 £250
Used Abroad: Egypt: 1873 (Feb. 9) envelope from Cairo to England, franked by 1864-79 1d. plate 160 AD-AE (AE damaged) and 1867-80 3d. plate 9 CC-CD, cancelled by ''B01'' with Cairo c.d.s. below. Photo.
822 £210
1840 1d. black plate 2 NK, used with c.d.s. in black without Maltese Cross, extensively repaired, S.G. 2j, Spec. AS15xa. Photo.
1219 £250
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 10 NT-ST lower marginal strip of six with full inscription, mint, usua creasing, otherwise fine. S.G. 48. Photo.
1671 £1650
King Edward VII : 1902 - 10 De La Rue: 10d. slate-purple and deep (glossy) carmine on chalky paper, mint with margin at top (folded through perfs.), unhinged but with light adhesions on reverse, fine and fresh, very scarce. Hendon certificate (2017). S.G. Spec. M43(4). Photo.
77 | £7000
Miscellaneous: Parcel Post: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection on leaves and loose, incl. 1898 ''Sutton's Seeds'' parcel label, franked by 1887-92 9d. and 1s. dull green perfined, with Reading Parcel Post c.d.s's and ''ROYAL SEED ESTABLISHMENT/POSTAL DEPARTMENT'' datestamp, 1887-92 Jubilee 1s. dull green (3) on parcel tag to South Africa, a very good range of labels with 1883 Liverpool label franked by 1880-83 3d. on 3d. pair, cancellations, stationery, etc. (100's)
488 | £1650
Used Abroad: A selection of surface printed used with neat Malta c.d.s's, incl. 1862-64 3d., 6d., 1s., 1865-73 4d., 1s. (2), 1869-80 4d., 1873-80 watermark large garter 4d. sage-green, etc., also 1867-80 10d., 1873-80 4d. sage green and 4d. vermillion with ''A25'' barred cancellations, mainly fine. (15)
823 £110
1840 1d. black plate 2 LL, with mainly good to large margins (just cut into at right), tied to 1840 (May 26) wrapper to Manchester by clear strike of the Liverpool orange Maltese Cross, with Liverpool double arc c.d.s. on flap. S.G. AS15. Photo.
1220 £350
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 11, a mint group comprising right marginal single imperf. between stamp and margin, and blocks of four (2, one a corner example with plate number), mainly fine. S.G. 48. Photo.
1676 £400
King Edward VII : 1902 - 10 De La Rue: 5s. deep bright carmine (F) unmounted mint, fine and fresh, listed in the Hendon Stamp Co. specialised catalogue (2010), retail price £645. Hendon certificate (2017). S.G. 264, cat. £900, Spec. M51(2) var., see footnote. Photo.
78 £260
Miscellaneous: Parcel Post: 1883 1s. ''INLAND PARCEL POST'' die proof essay of unadopted design with bold figures in purple, mounted in mica faced sunken frame, unusual. Photo.
489 | £1250
Airmails: An interesting collection in albums and loose contained in three cartons with flown covers and cards, photographs, picture postcards, labels, schedules, fare guides, tickets and boarding cards, covering various airline companies incl. Imperial Airways, etc. (100's)
824 £350
1840 1d. black plate 2 PG, with small to very large margins displaying a trace of adjoining impression at lower left, used with clear and near complete ''PyP/No. 15'' of Handsworth in blue and red Maltese Cross, tiny thin at top, a superb example of the combination of cancellations. S.G. Spec. AS15yc, cat. £3,500. Photo.
1221 £350
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 11 OG-TI lower marginal block of twelve (3 x 4) showing part impression, fine mint with usual gum wrinkling. S.G. 48. Photo.
1677 £1250
King Edward VII: 1902–10 De La Rue £1 dull blue-green mint, very fine unmounted mint lower marginal example, selvedge (with a few paper adhesions) displaying ''AGE'' of marginal watermark, trivial light speck of toning on gum. S.G. 266, cat. £3,500. Photo.
79 £110
Miscellaneous: Parcel Post: 1883 1s. mauve ''INLAND PARCEL POST'' die proof essay on glazed card (92 x 60mm), very fine. Photo.
490 | £550
Airmails: A selection in varied condition incl. 1911 Coronation Aerial Post London- Windsor flown cards (8) four are with adverts ''The Financial Outlook'', ''J and J Colman, Limited, ''Prizes for Chemists'' and ''Oxo'', various other flown covers, labels, etc. (49 items)
825 £230
1840 1d. black plate 2 PG on bleuté, very fine used, with close to large margins, cancelled by near complete upright strike of vibrant red Maltese Cross, superb appearance. S.G. AS14. Photo.
1225 £620
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 12 AO-GR, an upper marginal block of 28, used with neat Edinburgh c.d.s's, some split and short perfs., otherwise fine and scarce. R.P.S. certificate (2003). S.G. 48. Photo.
1678 £80
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue £1 dull blue-green used with datestamps, small internal crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 266, cat. £825. Photo.
80 | £1300
Mscellaneous: Perfins: A Q.V. to K.G.VI collection in three stockbooks, incl. Q.V. with values to £1 green (3), K.E.VII to 10s., Seahorses, etc. (100's)
491 | £230
Airmails: An accumulation of flown covers and cards incl. B.E.A., Imperial Airways, Concorde, also labels and a few foreign, etc. (few 100)
826 £150
1840 1d. black plate 2 QA, close to large margins, used with black fishtail Maltese Cross of Manchester, fine. R.P.S. Certificate (1998). S.G. Spec. AS15ub. Photo.
1226 £350
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 12 GS-GU, a block of fifteen (3 x 5) used with Edinburgh c.d.s's, a few mior faults, fine appearance. S.G. 48. Photo.
1680 £80
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 1d. deep carmine (fluorescent) fine unmounted mint. Copy of Hendon certificate (2009) for a block of six. S.G. Spec. M7 var. Photo.
81 | £140
Miscellaneous: 'Poached Egg' Labels: A study of the testing labels incl. mint strips with different watermarks, plus nine covers bearing the green label, mainly in combination with K.E.VIII adhesives, six cancelled and three uncancelled, one with 1d. postage due applied, along with a range of magazine articles.
492 £100
Airmails: 1911 First U.K. Aerial Post: Sept. 9th London-Windsor purple-brown envelope (with enclosure) to U.S.A., cancelled die 2 datestamp. Photo.
827 £320
1840 1d. black plate 2 QD, small to large margins, used with red double lined Maltese Cross (possibly of Stonehaven), fine. P.T.S. Certificate (2012). S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
1227 £290
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 13, a mint group comprising singles (2, one overprinted ''SPECIMEN'') and marginal blocks of four with part inscription (2, one imperf. between stamps and margin, slightly mixed. S.G. 48. Photo.
1682 £85
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 10d. dull reddish purple and carmine in an unmounted mint top right corner pair (mounted in margins), fine. Brandon certificate (2004). S.G. 311, Spec. M44(6), cat. £300. Photo.
82 | £1100
Miscellaneous: Postal Orders: A selection, incl. 1881 Q.V. 1s. and 2s.6d., 1885 1s., 20s. with manuscript ''Cancelled'', etc. (18 items)
494 | £720
Ephemera: British European Airway: An accumulation of British European Airway (one of the airlines merged to form British Airways) ephemera in 19 binders and loose, incl. labels, covers with helicopter mail, letters, tickets, leaflets, manuals, timetables, etc. (100s)
828 £420
1840 1d. black plate 2 RD, four small to good margins, used with violet shade Maltese Cross, fine. Brandon certificate (2001) states 'maroon Maltese Cross'. S.G. Spec. AS15vd. Photo.
1228 £380
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. rose-red plate 13 AG imprimatur, fine upper marginal example showing part inscription, good margins. Photo.
1683 £85
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 1s. green and carmine in a mint corner pair with 1912 date cuts, fine, one is unmounted. S.G. 314. Photo.
83 | £450
Miscellaneous: Postal Orders and Reply Coupons: A selection on leaves, incl. Q.V. 1s. used 2.4.81, K.G.VI 6d. to 15s., etc. (29 items)
495 | £320
Postal Stationery: A Q.V. to Q.E.II selection in an album, incl. postcards, envelopes, 1d. pink letter sheets with advertising, etc. (245 items)
829 £290
1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 SC, four small to large margins, used with neat red Maltese Cross on piece, with ''TOO-LATE'' handstamp alongside, fine. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
1229 £190
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 13 AK-EL upper marginal block of ten (2 x 5) with part inscription, few minor faults, otherwise fine. S.G. 48. Photo.
1685 £110
King Edward VII: Booklets: 1904 2s.01/2d. booklet, all panes with inverted watermark, good perfs., slightly rusted staples and minor cover faults, otherwise fine. S.G. BA1, cat. £500. Photo.
84 | £920
Miscellaneous: Printing: A selection of engravings and Congreve two colour printings, incl. 1912 large engraved advert (257 x 383mm) for Bradbury Wilkinson, examples of engine turning, etc. (18 items)
496 | £170
Postal Stationery: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation of mainly envelopes in an album, on leaves and loose, incl. House of Commons, Stamford Mercury wrappers, advertising interest, also a few overprinted items. (139 items)
830 £130
1840 1d. black plate 2 SF with matched 1d. red, both with four small margins and used with Maltese Crosses, fine. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
1231 £230
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 13 CE-DJ block of twelve (6 x 2), mint, lightly toned gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 48. Photo.
1686 £60
King Edward VII: Booklets: 1904 2s.01/2d. booklet, all panes with inverted watermark, good perfs., slightly rusted staples, minor cover faults and some toning, otherwise fine. S.G. BA1, cat. £500. Photo.
85 | £70
Miscellaneous: Registration Labels: A collection of Edinburgh registered labels in an album, formed by James Mackay, incl. range of types, mainly fine. (approx. 1,200)
497 | £140
Postal Stationery: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in a carton, incl. postcards, Envelopes, Registered Envelopes, duplication, etc. (few 100's)
831 £160
1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 TB, with small to large margins with part imprint at base, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
1232 £270
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 13 SX-TX lower right corner vertical pair with plate number, usual gum wrinkling, otherwise fine. S.G. 48. Photo.
1688 | £520
King George V: A mint and used collection in an album, incl. range of Downey Heads, 1912-22 to 1s. (5) used, 1/2d. and 1d. overprinted ''CANCELLED'', 1/2d. and 1d. imperf., 1924-26 to 1s. (4), 1924 and 1925 Exhibition sets used, 1929 UPU 1/2d., 1d. and 11/2d. with watermark sideways unmounted mint, 1d. variety''1829'' for ''1929'' used, range of varieties with watermarks, shades, cancellations, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
87 £110
Miscellaneous: Rowland Hill A note written by Rowland Hill's secretary, ''Sir, your obedient servant'' wth Hill's signature below, fine. Photo.
499 £150
Postal Stationery: 1855 (Nov.) 4d., 6d. and 1s. embossed overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' on small postal notice (135 x 96mm) inscribed ''EMBOSSED POSTAGE STAMP to be struck upon/Paper and Envelopes'', slight crease, otherwise fine. Photo.
832 £550
1840 1d. black plate 3 FE (on piece with Penrith c.d.s. alongside), OC, TB, TF and TL, each with four margins, used with Maltese Crosses, good to fine, also a cleaned TA. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
1234 £280
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. rose-red plate 14 AI imprimatur, upper marginal example showing part inscription, small thin in margin, otherwise fine. Photo.
1689 | £230
King George V: A collection on leaves, incl. mint and used Downey heads with inverted watermarks, 1912-24 to 1s. mint, 1913 1/2d. and 1d. mint, 1913-19 Seahorses to 10s. used (2), 1924-26 to 1s. mint, 1929 P.U.C. £1 used with heavy indistinct cancellations, 1934 re-engraved 5s. and 10s. mint, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
88 | £480
Miscellaneous: Royalty: A collection on leaves and loose, incl. Royal Residences with Balmoral, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, headed notepaper and envelopes, Cyphers, Official Paid datestamps, etc. (111 items)
500 £120
Postal Stationery: 1859 (May) 3d. (Huggins ES3) overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' on small postal notice (140 x 96mm) inscribed ''EMBOSSED POSTAGE STAMP to be struck upon/Paper and Envelopes'', fine. Photo.
833 £150
1840 1d. black plate 3 GK, close to good margins, used on 1840 (Sept. 25) cover from Lewes to Cuckfield, tied by red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
1235 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 15, a mint group comprising vertical pair, lower marginal horizontal pair with part imprint and block of nine, mainly fine. S.G. 48. Photo.
1690 | £450
King George V: A collection on leaves, incl. range of Downey Heads, 1912-22 to 1s. mint with a range of controls, 1924-26 to 1s. mint, 1/2d. to 2d. watermark sideways mint, 1913-19 Seahorse 2s.6d. (3), 5s. (4) and 10s. (4) used, 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d. and 5s. mint, 10s. used (2), etc., mixed condition. (100s)
89 | £90
Miscellaneous: Royalty: A group of seven covers to Sir Henry Burdett, incl. 1885 with London V.R. hooded circle, 1905 Official Paid Sandringham plus K.E.VII crown/cypher cachet, etc.
501 | £210
Postal Stationery: Advertising Rings: Official: A mainly unused selection, incl. ''British Workman'' 1d. piece, ''The Home News'' 1d. wrapper, ''W.H. Smith & Sons with 3d. and 6d. wrappers, etc. (19 items)
834 £230
1840 1d. black plate 3 GL, small to large margins with inscription at right, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. R.P.S. certificate (1998). S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
1236 £1200
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 15 QA-TC, a lower right corner block of twelve with part inscription and plate number ''15'', fine and fresh mint, scarce. S.G. 48. Photo.
1691 | £280
King George V: A mint collection of commemorative issues incl. 1924 and 1925 Empire Exhibition with 1924 blocks of four, 1929 P.U.C. with 1/2d. to 11/2d. with watermarks sideways, 1935 Silver Jubilee with control singles, inverted watermarks, also 1934 re-engraved Seashores set, etc., mainly fine many unmounted. (27)
97 | £110
Wyon Medal: 1837 Wyon City Medal in bronze in presentation case, some dents around the edges of medal, otherwise fine.
502 | £280
Postal Stationery: Advertising Rings: Private: A selection on leaves, incl. ''W.& T Avery'' 1d. envelope unused, ''A.G. Baylis & Sons'' 1d. enveloe used, ''Parkins & Gotto'' with five envelopes with adverts inside, ''Publishers of the Permanent Stamp Album'' 1d. envelope used, ''William Lincoln'' 2d. to 1s. cut-outs unused, etc. (24 items)
835 | £200
1840 1d. black plate 3 HJ with small to good margins all round, fine used on 1840 (June 24th) cover from Exeter to London, tied by red Maltese Cross, cover with filing fold, also OJ with good to large margins, tied to 1841 (July 9th) entire letter to Devonport by black Maltese Cross, re-addressed to Plymouth with manuscript ''1'', horizontal filing fold well clear of adhesive, late use of plate 3. S.G. Spec. AS21.
1244 £800
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 20 SA-TB, a left corner marginal block of four showing plate number ''20'', fine mint. S.G. 48. Photo.
1694 £450
King George V: Essays, Proofs and Trials: 1911 Perkins Bacon 1d. stamp size essay type B, toned photographic proof, fine. S.G. Spec. cat. £2,500. Photo.
98 | £1150
Postcards: A large accumulation of mainly British view postcards in ten cartons, some sorted by country, mixed condition. (1,000s)
503 | £80
Postal Stationery: Air Mail Letter Sheets: A selection of stamped P.O. forms from K.G.VI to Q.E.II, incl. ''SPECIMEN'', S.T.O. irems, etc. (129 items)
836 £90
1840 1d. black plate 3 LL, very fine used, with good to large margins, lightly cancelled by red Maltese Cross. S.G. AS20. Photo.
1246 | £140
Later Line Engraved: 1870 11/2d., plate 1, three examples unused with part original gum, mixed condition.
1696 £2000
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Heads: 1911 4d. engraver's sketch (die 2 head), uncleared cut close example with shaded background to head, on proof paper, a very fine and attractive proof. S.G. Spec. Vol. 2, fig. 24a. Photo.
99 | £380
Postcards: An accumulation in two albums and loose, incl. Castles and Churches, Exhibitions, Railways, Street scenes, etc. (100s)
504 | £50
Postal Stationery: Certificate of Posting: A Q.V. selection comprising CPP1 (5) with Specimen and used, CPP2 (2).
837 £130
1840 1d. black plate 3 NI, four good to large margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
1249 £260
Later Line Engraved: 1870 11/2d. lake-red plate 1 KA-KB, left marginal pair with part inscription and ornament, unused with part original gum, some creasing, otherwise fine. S.G. 52, cat. £1,450+. Photo.
1697 | £850
King George V: 1911–12 Downey Heads: An extensive mint accumulation on Hagner sheets with a wide variety of shades, some wmk. varieties, etc., mixed condition.
100 | £600
Postcards: A dealer's stock of thematic postcards in three cartons, unused and used, incl. advertising, astronomy, bridges, children, disasters, embroidered, fairs, firefighters, glamour, holidays, hotels, industry, post offices, royals, schools, views, etc. (1,000s)
505 £260
Postal Stationery Colour Standard: 1895 (c.) 11/2d. to 1s. with 9 and 5 dot florets on sheet, each handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' type 10, fine. Photo.
838 £230
1840 1d. black plate 3 OA, small to large margins all round, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
1250 £520
Later Line Engraved: 1870 11/2d. rose-red plate 1 OP-PC error of lettering, used with barred numeral of Kettering. S.G. 53, cat. £1,900. Photo.
1700 £200
King George V: 1911–12 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1A watermark crown 1d. in an unmounted mint block of twelve (6 x 2) with sheet margin at left, the left block of four in a bright carmine-red shade, the remaining eight stamps deep bright carmine-red, a couple of light gum wrinkles otherwise fine and fresh, not listed in the Hendon Stamp Co. specialised catalogue (2015). Hendon certificate (2017). S.G.Spec. N7 var. Photo.
101 | £230
Postcards: An accumulation of both early and modern picture postcards contained in a carton incl. railways, military, advertising, topographical, some foreign, etc. (100s)
506 £550
Postal Stationery Colour Standard: 1897 11/2d. to 1s. ( 6d. undated) with florets on sheet, each handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' type 10, dated ''1/6/97'', fine. Photo.
839 £190
1840 1d. grey-black (worn) plate 3 OE, four small margins, used with neat black Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS21. Photo.
1251 £250
Later Line Engraved: 1870 11/2d. rose-red plate 1 OP-PC error of lettering, good used with ''131'' cancellation, a little grubby. (B.P.A. certficate, 1953). S.G. 53, cat. £1,900. Photo.
1701 £170
King George V: 1911–12 Downey Heads: 1912 (Jan.) die 2 watermark crown 1/2d. myrtle-green in an unmounted mint top left corner pair, fine. R.P.S. certificate (1985) for a block of six. S.G. Spec. N4(4), cat. £500. Photo.
102 | £420
Postcards: An accumulation of early to modern picture postcards contained in a carton incl. Topoographical with a small collection of Wokingham with some early real photos, painted views, some foreign cards, etc. (many 100s)
507 £680
Postal Stationery Colour Standard: 1918 (c.) K.G.V. 11/2d. to 1s. with registration dies on sheet, fine, stated to be the only known example. Photo.
840 £550
1840 1d. black plate 3 QA-QC strip of three, close to large margins, used with red Maltese Crosses, some creasing, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
1252 £420
Later Line Engraved: 1870 11/2d., plate 3, an unused or part original gum selection comprising singles (4, one upper marginal with part imprint), block of six and an example overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', mixed condition. (11)
1702 £120
King George V: 1911–12 Downey Heads: 1912 die 2 watermark crown 1d. very deep bright scarlet in a fine unmounted mint marginal from foot sheet, gum crease, otherwise fine. Copy of R.P.S. certificate (2009) for a pair. S.G. Spec. N11(4), cat. £275.
103 | £290
Postcards: An accumulation of both early and modern picture postcards contained in a carton incl. Topographical, some Foreign cards, etc. (many 100's)
508 £270
Postal Stationery Die Proofs - Embossed Postage Series: 1902 K.E.VII 1s. die proof with uncleared surounds in black on card (92 x 60mm), dated ''22 JAN. 03'' and marked ''AFTER/HARDENING'', fine. Photo.
843 £240
1840 1d. black plate 3 TD, close to good margins, used on 1840 (June 8) entire letter to Norfolk with red Maltese Cross, Norwich c.d.s. on reverse, fine. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
1253 £380
Later Line Engraved: 1870 11/2d. rose-red plate 3 TL example from lower-right corner of sheet, showing plate number ''3'' and part inscription, unused with large part original gum, fine. S.G. 51. Photo.
1705 £180
King George V: 1911–12 Downey Heads: 1912 (Sept.) die 2 watermark multiple cypher 1/2d. green, variety watermark inverted and reversed, in an unmounted mint block of four, in an unusual bluish green shade, fine and fresh. S.G. 346Wk, Spec. N6(1)c, cat. £600. Photo.
104 | £130
Postcards: An accumulation of early to modern picture postcards contained in two cartons. (100's)
509 | £120
Postal Stationery: Embossed Proofs: 1855-69 2d., 3d., 4d., 6d. and 1s. cut-down proofs mounted on card endorsed ''Inland Revenue'', 4d. proof on paper, all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', also 1d. pink die 86 undated on machine blank envelope.
844 £120
1840 1d. black plate 4 AE with good margins all round, fine used on 1840 (July 20th) entire from Tewkesbury to Bromsgrove, tied by red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
1254 £260
1860 Unissued 11/2d. rosy-mauve plate 1 ED, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, unused (regummed), fine. S.G. 53as, Spec. G5s, cat. £2,200. Photo.
1706 | £110
King George V: Booklet Panes: 1911-12 Watermark Crown 1d. perf. type E with watermark inverted, Simple Cypher 1/2d. die 1B watermark inverted, 1d. die 1B watermark inverted, unmounted mint, mixed perfs. and slightly mixed condition. NB2a, 3a, 5a.
105 | £60
Postcards: An accumulation of both early and modern picture postcards contained in a carton incl. Topographical with Sussex, humour, etc. (100's)
511 | £100
Postal Stationery: Embossed Proofs: 1888 unfinished Colour Standard proofs, 2d., 21/2d and 3d. on sheet, each overprinted ''CANCELLED/STAMP'',
845 | £300
1840 1d. black plate 4, CA and SC used with red Maltese Cross, and ML right marginal example used with indistinct cancellation, each with four mainly small margins, good to fine. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
1255 £140
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1860 unissued 11/2d. rosy-mauve plate 1HI overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 2, without gum, blunted perfs at top, otherwise fine. S.G. 53a, s, Spec. G5s, cat. £2,250. Photo.
1707 £580
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. blue-green (pale shade) 1d. orange-vermilion, both in unmounted mint blocks of four, fine. R.P.S. certificate (2010) for a block of eight and (2009) for a block of eight. S.G. Spec. N14(14), N16(15). Photo.
106 | £140
Postcards: A dealer's stock of actor, actress, cinema and theatre thematic postcards, unused and used. (100s)
512 | £880
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: A detailed study of the 1/2d. vermilion on leaves, incl. Post Office and S.T.O, with , colour trials (4), ''SPECIMEN'', Savory & Moore advertising ring unused, advertising, uprated, overseas destinations, Compound stampings, a marvellous group. (few 100's)
847 £420
1840 1d. black plate 4 FB-FE strip of four used on 1840 (Sept. 18) entire, cancelled by red Maltese Crosses, with boxed ''BRECHIN'' datestamp at lower left, cut into along top and with a few small periferal tears, however still an attractive franking and a good example of the 4d. rate. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
1256 £1500
1860 Unissued 11/2d. rosy-mauve plate 1 HE, unused, Buhler handstamp on reverse. S.G. 53a, Spec. G5, cat. £8,500. Photo.
1710 £70
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. bright yellow-green in an unmounted mint ''G 15'' corner control strip of three, fine. R.P.S. certificate (1980). S.G. Spec. N14(11), cat. £225+. Photo.
107 | £60
Postcards: A dealer's stock of animal thematic postcards, unused and used. (100s)
514 £160
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1841 2d. blue mourning envelope, used 1850 from London to St. Ives, Hunts, then redirected back to London with manuscript ''2'' for redirection, a little tatty. Photo.
848 £110
1840 1d. black plate 4 HB, fine used with small to large margins, neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
1257 | £180
1847-54 Embossed: 1s. green (2) used, 10d. (2) used, 6d. unused and used (3), poor to good.
1711 | £230
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. blue-green in an unmounted mint block of 24 (4 x 6) with sheet margin at right, fine, scarce multiple. R.P.S. certificate (2017). S.G. 356, Spec. N14(14), cat. £1,440.
108 | £420
Postcards: A dealer's stock of aviation thematic postcards, unused and used, incl. airlines, airports, balloons, military, etc. (100s)
516 | £350
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1841 to 1901 1d. pink envelopes in an album, the evolution and uses, good range of Post Office envelopes with EP3-EP32, also a group of 1841 2d. with EP5a handstamped ''SPECIMEN'', etc. (247)
849 £190
1840 1d. black plate 4 HL, very fine used, with good to large margins, cancelled by orange-red Maltese Cross, leaving profile clear. S.G. AS23. Photo.
1258 £500
1847-54 Embossed: A used group comprising 1s. with four large margins, 6d. with four margins, 6d. with one margin used on piece and 10d. with three margins, mixed condition. (4). Photo.
1712 £480
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. deep carmine-red, a very fine unmounted mint example. Hendon certificate (2011). S.G. Spec. N16(13), cat. £550. Photo.
109 | £220
Postcards: An interesting collection of Bognor Regis West Sussex picture postcards in seven albums contained in a carton with early cards incl. some real photos, also some related printed emphemera, etc. (few 100)
517 | £240
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1841 to 1901 1d. pink envelopes, a study in an album, with a detailed and well written-up, incl. cancellations with black Maltese Crosses, etc. (96 items)
850 £250
1840 1d. black plate 4 IG, good to large margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. R.P.S. certificate (1998). S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
1259 | £290
1847-54 Embossed 1s. green (2, also one cut to shape used on 1855 cover to Sydney), 10d. brown (2, one on piece), 6d. (3, one with four margins) used, fair to fine, also an additional 6d. with four margins but rebacked.
1713 £200
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. scarlet-vermilion in an unmounted mint ''J 17'' corner block of four, a couple of light gum bends otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (2017). S.G. Spec. N16(14), cat. £720+. Photo.
110 | £30
Postcards: A dealer's stock of church thematic postcards, unused and used. (100s)
518 £400
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1842 1d. pink envelope from London to British Guiana, cancelled by black Maltese Cross, manuscript ''1/-'' rate mark and ''With a Newspaper'', a little battered but a scarce early item to South America. Photo.
852 £80
1840 1d. black plate 4 ND, fine used with ample to large margins, lightly cancelled by pale red Maltese Crosses, in presentation folder. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
1260 | £620
1847 - 54 Embossed: A group of covers incl. Maritime mail cover with 1s. with close to good margins, and JJ-JK pair of perf. 2d. blue, all hinged to cover but belong, 10d. (2) cut to shape on 1851 cover to Cairo, 1855 (Dec. 26) envelope to India bearing 6d., 1s. (both cut into), and 4d. carmine, with Bombay boxed handstamp alongside, 1852 (Oct. 6) mourning cover to U.S.A. bearing 1s., 1854 (Nov. 1) Calais packet envelope to Switzerland bearing 10d. die 2 with clear to large margins alongside 1841 1d. red-brown. (5)
1714 £210
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. orange-vermilion in an unmounted mint ''O 20'' corner control pair, fine. R.P.S. certificate (1986). S.G. Spec. N16(15), cat. £450+. Photo.
111 | £80
Postcards: A dealer's stock of mainly comic and novelty thematic postcards, unused and used. (100s)
519 | £480
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1842 to 1902 Q.V. 1d. pink, a research study of covers and letter sheets, usage, incl. Railway Company letter sheets, Irish usage, uprated and destination mail, etc. (89 items)
853 £170
1840 1d. black plate 4 NI, close to good margins, used with red Maltese Cross and part of ''TOO LATE'' handstamp, fine. Brandon certificate (1978). S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
1264 £290
1847-54 Embossed 6d. mauve, fine used on 1855 (Apr. 24) registered cover from York to Macclesfield, additionally franked 1854-56 2d., attractive. Photo.
1715 £120
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. pale vermilion watermark inverted, an unmounted mint lower left corner block of four, diagonal bend, otherwise very fine. Copy of Hendon certificate (2015) for a block of 17. S.G. Spec. N16b. Photo.
112 | £350
Postcards: A dealer's stock of ethnic thematic postcards, unused and used. (100s)
520 | £320
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1843 to 1902 Q.V 1d. pink envelopes, a collection of uprated items on leaves, incl. 1855 (Sept. 3) envelope, registered from Coventry to Oban, franked by 1854-57 2d. (3), 1860 envelope from London to Algiers, franked by 1855-57 4d., etc. (28 items)
854 £110
1840 1d. black plate 4 NK with close to large margins all round, fine used on 1840 (Dec 20) entire from Sawbridgeworth to London, tied by red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
1265 | £1200
Surface Printed: 1855-57 4d., a used selection, incl. watermark small garter (3, one on slightly blued paper with 1976 R.P.S. certificate), watermark medium garter glazed paper (single and pair), ordinary paper with specially prepared ink, large garter singles (7, one with neat central Glasgow c.d.s., another with red ''PD'' in oval), pairs (3, one with blue Dublin c.d.s. and another with 2012 R.P.S. certificate) and a strip of five, thick glazed paper, etc., also example overprinted type 3 ''SPECIMEN'', mixed condition. (29)
1716 £200
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. brown mint, small gum wrinkle at top otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (2017). S.G. Spec. N18(8), cat. £400. Photo.
113 | £290
Postcards: A dealer's stock of exhition thematic postcards, unused and used, incl. 1908 Edinburgh, 1908 Franco-British, 1910 Brussels, 1910 Japan-British, 1924-25 British Empire, etc. (100s)
523 £90
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1848 1d. pink envelope used from Guildford to ''Captain Hemderson H.M. Steam Frigate Sidon Mediterranean'', cancelled ''325'' barred oval, manuscript ''Paid'' and ''2'' corrected to ''10'' rate marks, upon arrival in Malta a forwarding Agents cachet ''G. GRANT/MALTA'' was added. Photo.
855 £100
1840 1d. black plate 4 OA, good to large margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS23.. Photo.
1267 £400
Surface Printed: 1855-57 watermark medium garter 4d. carmine on blued paper, used with large part Devonport c.d.s. dated July 5 1856, fine. S.G. 63. Photo.
1718 £1400
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. indigo blue on toned paper good mint, pencil note on reverse, scarce. R.P.S. certificate (1974). S.G. Spec. N21(15), cat. £5,000. Photo.
114 | £380
Postcards: A dealer's stock of railway thematic postcards, unused and used, also some rallway related covers with some World, etc. (100s)
524 £110
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1850 (c.) 1d. pink envelopes (one with Inland Revenue imprint on flap), both with stamp impressed in centre from experiments for Official and Stationer's use, both with manuscript ''Specimen'' on flaps, former oxydised, otherwise fine. Photo.
856 £100
1840 1d. black plate 4 OJ with good even margins all round, fine used on 1840 (Sept. 25th) entire from Maldon to London, cancelled by bright red Maltese Cross, attractive. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
1268 £190
Surface Printed: 1855-57 watermark medium garter 4d. pale carmine on white paper, used with corner Newcastle-on-Tyne c.d.s., line of ink and handstamp on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. 64. Photo.
1719 £1250
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. dull Prussian blue in a pair with sheet margin at left, unmounted mint but with some small light adhesions, otherwise fine, scarce. R.P.S. certificate (2017) for a strip of three. S.G. Spec. N21(17), cat. £3,700. Photo.
115 £320
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 1/2d., on postcard depicting K.E.VII as the Prince of Wales, used on the first day of issue with ''RICE LANE'' squared circle, slightly soiled, otherwise fine and very scarce. Photo.
528 | £600
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1868 to 1901 1d. pink envelopes, all with printed adverts, incl. 1883 1d. used with ''John Warner & Sons Bell and Brass Founders'', 1884 1d. used ''J. Warner & Sons Hydraulic Engineers'', etc. (12 items)
858 £230
1840 1d. black plate 4 QA, good to large margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. R.P.S. certificate (2001). S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
1274 £200
Surface Printed: 1855–57 watermark emblems 1s. pale green used with strikes of red ''P'' in oval, fine. S.G. 73. Photo.
1720 | £450
King George V: Seahorses: A used collection on leaves, comprising 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. (2), 5s., 10s., 1915 De La Rue 2s.6d., 5s., 10s., and 1918-19 Bradbury 2s.6d. (4), 5s., 10s., 1934 2s.6d. (2), 5s. (2) and 10s., slightly mixed condition. (18)
116 £480
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 1/2d., on postcard depicting K.E.VII in military uniform, used on the first day of issue with ''CHAPLETOWN'' duplex, fine and very scarce. Photo.
529 £230
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1879 1/2d. to 1s. proof set on separate pieces, four complete and five cut down, fine.
860 £140
1840 1d. black plate 4 QI, small to large margins, used with near complete black Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
1275 £150
Surface Printed: 1855-57 watermark emblems 1s. pale green used with neat upright Sligo c.d.s., fine. R.P.S. certificate (2005). S.G. 73. Photo.
1721 | £300
King George V: Seahorses: A used collection on leaves, incl. 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. (2), 5s., 10s. (2), 1915 De La Rue 2s.6d. (2), 5s. and 10s. (2), and Bradbury 5s. and 10s. (2), mixed condition. (23)
117 £350
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 1d., on postcard depicting K.E.VII and Queen Alexandra used on the first day of issue with ''WEST WICKHAM'' c.d.s., fine and very scarce. Photo.
530 £260
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1879 1d. pink envelope from Southborough to U.S.A., franked by 1870 1/2d. plate 11 IR-JS block, tied by ''955'' barred ovals, with handstruck ''T' unframed ''U.S.CHARGE/TO/COLLECT'' and ''8 CENTS'' and 18791c., 2c. and 5c. U.S. Postage Dues. Photo.
861 £80
1840 1d. black plate 4 TG, close at top left otherwise good margins, used with neat part Maltese Cross in an attractive crimson shade leaving profile clear, pressed horizontal crease, fine appearance. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
1276 £180
Surface Printed: 1855–57 watermark emblems 1s. pale green on azure paper, used with part duplex cancellation, corner crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 73a, Spec. J100d, cat. £2,000. Photo.
1722 | £4000
King George V: Seahorses: 1913-35 a display collection, mainly on flown covers, incl. 1919 (Nov. 13) cover to Paris franked by 2s.6d. and K.G.V. 21/2d., with two line ''AIR MAIL/EXPRESS'', 1933 (June) third South American Zeppelin flight, cover to Uruguay, franked by 2s.6d., 6d. and 1s. with three Zeppelin cachets, 1935 (Jan. 11) cover to Buenos Aires, franked by 1918-19 10s., 1935 5s., 1s. pair, 1936 (Sept.) Athena crash cover franked by part 1935 2s.6d., 1937 cover to Buenos Aires, franked by 1935 2s.6d., 10s. (4). 6d. and 1s., also parcel posts, etc. Ex Stevenson. (125 items)
118 £200
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Head 1/2d., on postcard depicting K.G.V, used on the first day of issue with ''Boscombe'' c.d.s., fine and scarce. Photo.
531 | £320
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1901 to 1971 A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in two albums, incl. mainly Post Office issues, also Q.E.II Stamped to Order compound , scarcer K.G.V and K.G.VI items, etc. (283 items)
862 | £450
1840 1d. black plate 5 AF, BC, DI, DJ and LK, each with four margins and used with Maltese Crosses, mainly good to fine. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
1277 £120
Surface Printed: 1861 unissued 3d. rose plate 2, state 1 with shaded spandrels HH with wing margin at right, vertically overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 2, fine with original gum, very fresh colour. S.G. Spec. J25As, cat. £800. Photo.
1724 £300
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. (2) to 10s., good mint, top value with creases. S.G. 399-402, cat. £2,125. Photo.
121 £200
King George V 1911-12 Downey Head 1/2d., affixed to picture side of postcard depicting K.G.V in Coronation Robes, used on the first day of issue with ''Rolverden'' c.d.s., fine and scarce. Photo.
532 £80
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: S.T.O: 1894 (c.) 21/2d. die proof in red wax with florets removed, mounted on sunken card, very unusual. Photo.
863 £200
1840 1d. intense black plate 5 AJ, good to large margins, used with near complete black Maltese Cross, fine. R.P.S. certificate (2001). S.G. Spec. AS24. Photo.
1278 | £220
Surface Printed: 1862-64 3d. watermark emblems 3d., four used examples, one with Leamington c.d.s., etc., also an example overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (S.G. Spec. J25As), mixed condition. (5)
1725 £190
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. deep sepia-brown unmounted mint, in a particularly deep shade, light gum wrinkle and a few blunted perfs. otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (2017). S.G. 399, Spec. N63(2), cat. £850. Photo.
122 £200
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Head 1/2d., affixed to picture side of postcard depicting K.G.V and Queen Mary, used on the first day of issue with ''Burnley Rd Acrington'' c.d.s., fine and scarce. Photo.
533 | £170
Postal Stationery: S.T.O: 1917-1950's a selection of cut-outs used on ''Edgar Watson'' envelopes with dumb Naval cancels, with Victor Marsh K.E.VII 21/2d., 4d., 6d., K.G.V. 1/2d.-1s. in horizontal pairs, K.G.VI 1d. blue tete-beche pair, 11/2d. green block of four tete-beche and 21/2d. blue letter sheet used.
864 £80
1840 1d. black plate 5 BC, touched at top, otherwise close to good margins, used on 1840 (Sept. 21) cover to London. Photo.
1279 £230
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark large garter 4d., a used selection, incl. CK with defective letter K used on piece with complete Edinburgh duplex, used with neat upright Salisbury c.d.s., etc., mixed condition. (8). Photo.
1726 £250
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 10s. indigo-blue, fine and fresh mint with strong colour, large part original gum. S.G. Spec. N69(1), cat. £1,200. Photo.
188 £150
Postal Fiscals: Samuel Allsopp & Sons: 1863 and 1866-67 1d. reddish-lilac se-tenant with Allsopp label pairs used with manuscript cancels,few imperfections, otherwise fine. Photo.
534 | £320
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: S.T.O: 1935 to 1955 K.G.VI and Q.E.II selection of compound envelopes and wrappers, incl. ESC 800 (7), ESC 803, ESC806 (2), ESC809 (2), ESC814, ESC815w, ESC827w, ESC844, ESC850, ESC868, ESC984w, ESC986w, etc. (43 items)
865 £140
1840 1d. black plate 5 BD, small even margins, used with red Maltese Cross in an orange shade, fine. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
1280 £500
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark emblems 6d., a used group, incl. example used with neat upright Edinburgh c.d.s. on piece, used with London c.d.s., wing margin example with Liverpool duplex, etc., also an example overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', mixed condition. (9). Photo.
1728 £1400
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow £1 green, fine unmounted mint, trivial lightly discoloured perf. at top, pencil note on gum. S.G. 404, Spec. N72(1), cat. £4,800. Photo.
189 £190
Postal Fiscals: 1875–80 embossed Inland Revenue 2s.6d. vermilion die O, a fresh mint block of four on white paper with virtually full original gum, some creasing and other minor imperfections, otherwise fine, very scarce. S.G. F54, Spec. L154, cat. £2,000+. Ex Young. Photo.
535 | £190
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: S.T.O.: A K.G.VI collection of S.T.O. envelopes, incl. many with printed addresses, window envelopes, advertising, etc. (177 items)
866 £230
1840 1d. grey-black plate 5 CC state 2, small margins, used with black Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS27. Photo.
1281 £450
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark emblems 6d. lilac plate 4 TF watermark error three roses and a thistle, a neatly cancelled example of this very rare stamp, small imperfections, otherwise fine. P.T.S. certificate (2014). S.G. 85d, unpriced. Photo.
1729 £320
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow £1 green, c.d.s. used, centred to upper right, some slightly ragged perfs., otherwise fine. S.G. 403, Spec. N72(1), cat. £1,400. Photo.
190 | £2700
Revenue Stamps: A collection in three albums, incl. unapprptiated dies Q.V. £2 and £6, K.G.V 7s.6d. and £1., Bankrupcy 1889 £20 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', Cavendish Tobacco Duty, Chancery Court 1875 £3 rose, Civil Service, Companies Registration 1867 set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', Consular Service, House of Lords, Ireland with Registration of Deeds, Judicature Fees, Land Registry, Law Courts, Medicine Duty, Newspaper Duty, Probate, Regiser House Scotland, Traval Permit 1935 5s., Transfer Duty, etc. (100's)
536 | £300
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: S.T.O: 1939 to 1951 collection covering ES60-ES71 unused and used with some compounds, inc. K.G.V 4d. blue ES65, K.G.VI 1s. ES75W, also wrappers, etc. (48 items)
867 £290
1840 1d. black plate 5 DJ, superb used example on small piece, with good even margins, neatly cancelled by complete upright red Maltese Cross, a beautiful exhibition quality example. S.G. Spec. AS24. Photo.
1283 £120
Surface Printed: 1862–64 watermark emblems 9d. straw plate 2 DL, mint with part original gum, a couple of added perfs. at lower left, good appearance. S.G. 87, cat. £4,000. Photo.
1730 £350
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow £1 green, c.d.s. used, some shortish perfs., otherwise fine. S.G. 403, cat. £1,400. Photo.
191 | £380
Revenue Stamps: An accumulation of mainly documents, incl. Consular Service, Inland Revenue, Ireland Registration of Deeds, Judicature Fees, Justice Room, Mayors Court 1910 Testimony bearing 9s.6d., Paper Duty, also Cheques, Indentures, Insurance Policies, Licences, Passports, etc. (100's)
537 | £80
Postal Stationery: Forces Postal Stationery: 1914-59 a collection on leaves, incl. Registered Envelopes K.G.V 2d. (2), K.G.VI 3d. (11), 4d. (2), postcards, etc. (37 items)
868 £130
1840 1d. black plate 5 FF with matched 1d. red-brown, both with good to large margins. fine. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
1284 | £240
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark emblems 1s. green, three used examples, incl. with Dundee c.d.s., slightly mixed condition. (3)
1731 £260
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow £1 green, cused with indistinct c.d.s., some short perfs., otherwise fine. S.G. 403, cat. £1,400. Photo.
193 | £250
Revenue Stamps: A selection, 1651-1905(c.), of Revenue material and documents, incl. stamped items from King Willian IV (1699), Queen Anne (1704), Indentures, 1871 Act re Pedlers, County Court Complaints, Certificates, example of the Magnet newspaper with Chard Gazette newspaper stamp ''CANCELLED'', and Magnet stamp added, etc. The property of another vendor. (61 items)
538 | £150
Postal Stationery: Forces and P.O.W. World War II stationery, written-up in an album and on leaves, incl. K.G.VI 21/2d. P.O.W. forms (12), 3d. + 11/2d. postcards (7 unused, 3 used), Airgraphs forms and envelopes, etc. (72 items)
869 £190
1840 1d. black plate 5 FI with matched 1d. red-brown, both with good to large margins. fine. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
1285 £100
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark emblems 1s. green IB variety inverted watermark fine used, lightly cancelled leaving a clear profile, excellent centring, slightly irregular perfs. at top caused by almost co-incidental double perforation. S.G. 90wi. Photo.
1732 £320
King George V: 1913–34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow £1 dull blue-green, used with barred cancellation, corner crease and short perf. at base. S.G. 404, cat. £1,600. Photo.
194 | £1150
Revenues Stamps: A Q.V. selection, incl. Admiralty Court, Bankruptcy, Chancery Court, Civil Service, Common Law Court, District Audit, Foreign Bill, Inland Revenue 1d. imprimaturs (2), Life Policy, Probate, Judicature Fees, Transfer Duty, etc., with a range of specimens, also some Telegraphs and fiscals, mixed condition. The property of another vendor. (100s)
539 £400
Postal Stationery: Letter Cards: 1891 1d. letter Card essay in carmine similar to issued but without Address lines, instructions on reverse or on front at foot, fine and extremely rare. Photo.
872 £190
1840 1d. black plate 5 LL, small to large margins, used with black 1844-type cancellation, fine. R.P.S. certificate (1987). S.G. Spec. AS25za. Photo.
1286 £120
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark emblems 3d. rose plate 4, two used examples, one with fine upright Dewsbury c.d.s. S.G. 92. Photo.
1735 £320
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. yellow-brown a fine unmounted mint example from top-left corner of sheet, mounted in margin. B.P.A. certificate (2013). S.G. Spec. N64(6), cat. £550. Photo.
195 | £260
Revenue Stamps: A selection on leaves, incl. Excise Revenue, Medicine Duty, Mayors Court 1916 document bearing 9s.6d., Northern Ireland Land Registry 1921 1s. strip of three, Tobacco Duty Relief 1958 booklet with three panes and part pane of five, also some Advertising rings, etc. The property of another vendor. (135 items)
540 £190
Postal Stationery: Letter Cards: 1891 1d. letter Card essay in carmine similar to issued but with two lines of instruction on reverse, fine and extremely rare as only four examples exist. Photo.
874 £190
1840 1d. black plate 5 NK, small even margins, used with Maltese Cross in a ruby shade, fine. Mike Jackson opinion (2014). S.G. Spec. AS25c. Photo.
1291 £620
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark emblems 9d. straw plate QG used with part upright London c.d.s., also another example with ''132'' numeral, fine. S.G. 98. Photo.
1737 £350
King George V: 1913–34 Seahorses: 1915–18 De La Rue 5s. bright carmine, a fine and fresh mint lower right corner marginal example, with large part original gum. S.G. 409, Spec. N67(1). Photo.
196 | £620
Revenue Stamps: A selection on leaves and loose, incl. Foreign Bill 1857 to £2.10s. (less 1d., 3s. and 7s.6d.) set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', Ireland Admiralty Court 1868 2s.6d. and 5s. essays, Medicine Duty, Police Courts 1959 1s. in blocks of twelve and four, partly stuck-down to paper, etc. (few 100's)
541 £210
Postal Stationery: Letter Cards: 1891 1d. letter Card essay similar to issued but printed in blue with two lines of instruction on reverse, fine and extremely rare as only four examples exist. Photo.
875 £180
1840 1d. black plate 5 OD, small to large margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
1293 £110
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 3d. rose plate 8 DD, wing margin example used with neat central telegraphic ''480'' cancellation in blue, fine. R.P.S. certficate (1998). Photo.
1738 £1800
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 10s. bright (''Cambridge'') blue, superb used example, cancelled by Guernsey c.d.s., rarely seen in such condition. R.P.S. certificate (1976). S.G. Spec. N70(3), cat. £4,250. Photo.
197 | £110
Revenue Stamps: A collection written up on exhibition pages incl. 1902 cover to U.S.A. bearing 6d. lilac, cancelled by Edgbaston c.d.s., with ''available for postage'' in manuscript above, 1867 and 1868 1d. imprimaturs, examples used on documents, tender essay, etc. The property of another vendor. (17)
542 | £190
Postal Stationery: Letter Cards: 1892 1d. carmine, a collection on leaves, incl. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (4, one is double), unused and used, uprated, two private, etc. (21 items)
877 £85
1840 1d. black plate 5 PA, used with good even margins, cancelled by red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
1298 £980
Surface Printed: 1867–80 watermark spray 6d. purple plate 6 JI, unmounted mint from base of sheet, slightly soiled, otherwise fine. S.G. 106, cat. £1,850+. Photo.
1739 | £110
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. (4, one marginal and one a lower left corner example), 5s. (marginal) and 10s., mint, mixed condition. (6)
198 | £230
Revenue Stamps: An accumulation of revenues in mixed condition on stockcards, also selection of labels, poster stamps, etc. The property of another vendor. (few 100)
543 £160
Postal Stationery: Letter Cards: 1892 1d. carmine letter Card showing variety imperforate, fine unused. Believed only six unused examples and one used exist. Photo.
878 £150
1840 1d. black plate 5 PE, used with small to large margins and part of adjoining stamp at left, cancelled by red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
1300 £400
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 9d. straw plate 4 EF used with Bedale c.d.s., and 10d. (3) used with part barred cancellation, complete Falkirk c.d.s. and neat Huntingdon c.d.s., mainly fine. Photo.
1744 | £100
King George V: 1924-26, a collection of mint control singles and multiples on leaves, with values to 1s., also 1934-36 2d. ''Z/36'' control block of six and 1929 PUC 1/2d. to 21/2d. in control blocks of four, slightly mixed. (50 items)
199 £480
Revenue Stamps: Chancery Court: 1857 perf. 14 3d. to £1.0.0. set of 21 incl. the unissued 3s.6d., all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, all corner marginal with plate numbers, fair to fine with gum (unmounted). Photo.
544 £500
Postal Stationery: Letter Cards: 1892 1d. carmine, used from Brighton to Egham on the first day (Feb. 11), with clear Brighton duplex, few stain spots, otherwise fine. Photo.
879 £320
1840 1d. black plate 5 RF-RG pair, close to small margins, used with light red Maltese Crosses, fine. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
1304 £110
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 10d. pale red-brown plate 1 OB used with ''A'' in circle telegraph cancellations, fine. R.P.S. certificate (1999). S.G. 113. Photo.
1748 | £550
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 1/2d. to 10d. (4), 1s. (7), specialised range, mint, with good range of shades, controls and positional pieces, also 11/2d. incomplete booklet pane of four (the two stamps at right and selvedge removed) with ''INDIA-RUBBER INLAID SPONGE/R.G. McKINLAY'' adverts printed in green, fine with many unmounted. (81)
200 | £150
Revenue Stamps: Consular Service: A selection, incl. 1885 25c. blue and black, 1886 £1, 1887 25c. on 3d., 1917-21 K.G.V £50 pair and single, range of documents with used in Egypt, Foreign Service, etc. The property of another vendor. (60 items)
545 | £150
Postal Stationery: Letter Cards: 1892 to 1983 collection of unused and used on leaves, incl. LCP 14, 15, LCS 1, School Specimens, LCP 1 used with London, Chatham & Dover Railway 2d. stamp, etc. (129 items)
880 £290
1840 1d. black plate 5 SG unused, cut into at top, otherwise small to good margins, apparently unused, also 1841 1d. unused (2), mixed condition. Photo.
1310 £250
Surface Printed: 1867-80 1s. green Stock Exchange forgery plate 5 ED, fine used with ''JY 1 77'' c.d.s. on small piece with 6d. plate 11., fine with normal plate 5 and 6 with the same Stock Exchange cancelation for comparison. S.G. Spec. cat. £850. Ex. Stevenson. Photo.
1750 £170
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. red-brown interpanneau tête-bêche pair fine lightly mounted mint. S.G. 420a, Spec. N35aa, cat. £550. Photo.
201 £150
Revenue Stamps: Consular Service: 1885 25c. to $20 set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6 and affixed to part page from Inland Revenue presentation album, a few small imperfections. (14) Booth 14-23. Photo.
547 | £400
Postal Stationery: Letter Sheets: 1887 (c.) 1d. pink letter sheet with ''THE HALF-PENNY LETTER POST COMPANY LIMITED'' multiple advertising letter sheet, unused, fine. Photo.
881 £110
1840 1d. black plate 5 SL, small to large margins all round, neat red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
1311 £230
Surface Printed: 1867-80 1s. green Stock Exchange forgery plate 5 FK (possible lettering), used with Stock Exchange c.d.s., tiny thin. S.G. Spec. cat. £850. Photo.
1751 £300
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. red-brown, printed on gummed side, very fine mint, previously hinged on ungummed side. S.G. Spec. N35e, cat. £750. Photo.
202 £80
Revenue Stamps: Customs: 1885 original artist's essay of an unissued design in pencil and Chinese white with pencil cross, part of central design at top-left on tracing paper (90 x 98mm), endorsed ''in blue''. Photo.
548 | £400
Postal Stationery: Letter Sheets 1889 1d. pink letter sheet with ''The Anglo-Colonial Letter Co. Limited'' multiple advertising letter sheet, unused, fine. Photo.
882 £210
1840 1d. intense black plate 6 AB, fine used, with good to very large margins, neatly cancelled by black Maltese Cross, leaving profile clear. S.G. AS40. Photo.
1312 £500
Surface Printed: 1867-80 1s. green Stock Exchange forgery plate 5 KM (impossible lettering), used with fine Stock Exchange c.d.s. S.G. Spec. cat. £1,500. Photo.
1752 | £60
King George V: 1924 and 1925 Wembley Exhibition, a range of covers with special postmarks, unused postal stationery, etc. (16)
203 £280
Revenues: Foreign Bill: 1871 1d., 2d., 3d., 6d., 9s. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, 1872 1s. to £5 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 10, all in horizontal, mainly fine with gum. The property of another vendor. Photo.
549 £380
Postal Stationery: Letter Sheets: 1890 (c.) 1d. pink letter sheet with ''THE HALF-PENNY LETTER COMPANY LIMITED'' multiple advertising letter sheet, unused, fine. Photo.
883 | £280
1840 1d. black plate 6 AH-BH pair used on 11840 (Aug. 22) O.H.M.S. cover from the Sheriff Clerk at Fort William to Edinburgh, tied by red-brown Maltese Crosses, RJ-RK pair used on 1840 (Oct. 6) cover from Edinburgh to Pitenweem, cancelled by red Maltese Crosses, two touched or cut into.
1313 £1150
Surface Printed: 1867-80 1s. green Stock Exchange forgery plate 6 RL (possible lettering), used with fine ''STOCK EXCHANGE/NO 13/72'' c.d.s on piece of Stock Exchange telegram. S.G. Spec. cat. £2,500. Photo.
1753 £130
King George V: 1924 Wembley 1d. and 11/2d. used on plain cover, 1d. used on plain postcard and 11/2d. used on (roughly opened) plain envelope, each with first day Empire Exhibition cancellations. Photo.
204 | £190
Revenue Stamps: General Duty: A selection mainly on on documents in a folder, incl. 1694 document being an Act for granting to their Majesties several Duties upon vellum parchment for four years, towards ''carrying on the War against France'' with ''VI PENCE'' embossed stamp in blue, Cypher labels, etc. The property of another vendor. (33 items)
550 | £350
Postal Stationery: Letter Sheets: 1891 1d. pink letter sheet with ''THE HALF-PENNY LETTER CO. LTD'' multiple advertising letter sheet, used from Fence House to Bury St. Edmunds, scarce. Photo.
885 £150
1840 1d. black plate 6 BG, good to large margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
1314 £2300
Surface Printed: 1867-80 1s. green Stock Exchange forgery plate 6 RO (impossible lettering), used with fine ''STOCK EXCHANGE/OCT 31/72'' c.d.s. S.G. Spec. cat. £4,000. Ex. Versus. Photo.
1754 £650
King George V: 1925 Wembley 1d. and 11/2d. used on plain first day cover with Empire Exhibition, Wembley Park 1925 slogan cancellation, fine. R.P.S. certificate (2007). Photo.
206 £110
Revenue Stamps: General Duty: 1881 embossed £3 ''I'' proof with void date plugs, in black mounted in sunken frame inscribed '£3 I. Recording Press/June 1881', 1882 £3 ''K'' and £6 ''G'' proofs with void date plugs, mounted in separate sunken frames, each dated ''Oct 5 82'', a few minor stains, otherwise fine. (3). Photo.
553 £90
Postal Stationery: Newspaper Wrappers: 1883 (c.) 1/2d. (LW4 with horizontal shading to ribbons) die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), without markings, fine. Photo.
886 £150
1840 1d. black plate 6 CA, good to large margins, used with red Maltese Cross in an orange shade, fine. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
1315 | £200
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. deep blue, used, with copy of R.P.S. certificate for a pair (1996), pale blue with a copy of a R.P.S. certficate for a strip of three (1956), and dull blue, each cancelled by c.d.s's, fine.
1755 £620
King George V: 1925 Wembley 1d. and 11/2d. used on separate plain 'Oswald Marsh' envelopes tied by crisp Empire Exhibition, Wembley Park slogan machine cancels for MY .09 1925, the first day of issue. some small cover imperfections. Photo.
207 £230
Revenue Stamps: General Duty: 1902 2d. die proof in black with uncleared surrounds, on thin card (92 x 60mm) dated ''9 APR. 02'' and marked ''AFTER/HARDENING'', fine. Photo.
554 | £270
Postal Stationery: Official Letter Sheets: 1871-1904 Q.V. and K.E.VII collection on leaves, incl. 1/2d. green dated (8, two are unused), 1/2d. green undated (6), 1/2d. brown (7), also K.E.VII 1/2d. LO81, etc. (21 items)
888 £270
1840 1d. black plate 6 CK-CL pair, small margins, used with black Maltese Crosses, fine. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
1316 £280
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. blue AA-BB block of four used with neat Newcastle c.d.s's, couple of slightly short perfs., otherwise fine. S.G. 118, cat. £900+. Photo.
1756 £150
King George V: 1929 P.U.C: 11/2d. purple-brown part booklet pane of four, watermark inverted, with lower left unit displaying ''Q'' for ''O'' in ''UNION'' [R.2/1], trimmed perfs. at base, unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. NCom7d. Photo.
208 £210
Revenue Stamps: Glove Duty: 1785 2d. red ''above 10d. not exceeding 1s.4d.'', affixed to piece, rare. Photo.
555 | £400
Postal Stationery: Postcards: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection, 1870 to 1971, in albums and on leaves, incl. cancellations, advertising interest, etc. (few 100's)
889 £110
1840 1d. black plate 6 EA, fine used with small to enormous margins, neat black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
1317 £200
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. blue DA-EB block of four used with barred numeral cancellations, creasing and small tears to DB, couple of short perfs. on EA, otherwise fine. S.G. 118, cat. £900+. Photo.
1757 £85
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 11/2d. variety ''1829'' for ''1929'', unmounted mint, slightly toned gum. S.G. Spec. NCom7c, cat. £450. Photo.
209 £110
Revenue Stamps: Guildhall Consultation'' 1892 2s.6d. imperforate plate proof block of four printed in blue mounted on card stamped ''PB 522'' and issued 2s.6d. unused. Photo.
556 | £150
Postal Stationery: Postcards: A Q.V. selection, all handstamped ''SPECIMEN'', incl. 1870 1/2d. lilac, 1882 1/2d. + 1/2d., 1883 1d. + 1d., also 1877 1/2d. die proof in black on glazed card dated ''Aug 15 1877'', etc. (19 items)
891 £160
1840 1d. black plate 6 KL, small to good margins, used on 1840 (Jan. 4) entire to Lincoln with red Maltese Cross, with boxed ''Peter-/borough/Penny Post'' handstamp in red and boxed ''No. 5'' in black alongside, Peterborough c.d.s. on reverse, filing fold clear of adhesive, fine. S.G. Spec. AS41 Photo.
1318 £500
Surface Printed: 1867–80 watermark spray 2s. dull blue HA-ID scarce used wing marginal block of eight with indistinct but mainly light ''C30'' numerals of Valparaiso, some imperfections not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. 188 (Z86). Photo.
1758 £210
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 21/2d. blue with watermark inverted, good used. with indistinct cancellation. S.G. 437Wi, Spec. NCom8(1)a, cat £1,100. Photo.
210 £210
Revenue Stamps: Hat Tax: 1796 proof of 3d. value for Hat valued between 4s. and under, numbered ''156'', fine. Photo.
558 | £280
Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1889-92 3d. and 1d. ''Angeli'' postcards, incl. 1889 3d. (2) and 1892 1d. card and 1d. + 1d. reply cards (2), all handstamped ''SPECIMEN'', 1892 1d. + 1d. reply card used in 1894 to Switzerland and return, overseas destinations, etc. (72 items)
892 £110
1840 1d. black plate 6 JD small to large margins all round, fine used on 1840 (Nov. 25) entire with printed contents within Edinburgh, neatly cancelled by red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41 Photo.
1320 £300
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. dull blue II-IL used strip of four, tied to small piece by numeral obliterator, with 3d. rose SC, alongside, a few faults but a striking piece. S.G. 118, cat. £900+. Photo.
1759 £1100
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. £1 black in a left marginal block of four, unmounted mint, toned areas on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. 438. Photo.
211 £110
Revenue Stamps: Horse Duty: 1827 ''ONE HORSE'' in red, with contemporary riddle on reverse, scarce. Photo.
559 £140
Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1891 (Oct.) essay for 1892 1d. Foreign card, and reply card size b using the 3d. 'Angeli' stamp, in brown, very fine. Photo.
893 | £110
1840 1d. black plate 6 JF with close to large margins all round, fine used on 1840 (Oct. 25) entire from Hawkhurst via Lamberhurst to Battle, cancelled by red Maltese Cross and QC with close to large margins all round, fine used on 1841 (Mar. 20) cover from Carmarthen to London, cancelled by black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41.
1321 £130
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. blue JE wing margin single from the base of the sheet with part ''PRICE'' imprint, used with Londonderry c.d.s., fine. S.G. 118. Photo.
1760 £350
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. £1 black fine unmounted mint lower marginal example (mounted in selvedge), usual 'off white' gum. S.G. 438. Photo.
212 | £400
Revenue Stamps: Justice Room: 1869 imperforate plate proof pair and single printed in black on wove paper, 1888 plate proof in red with manuscript ''3s.-0d'', 1910 3s. mint block of four, etc. (36)
560 | £95
Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1891 (Oct.) essay for 1892 1d. Foreign card, size b using the 3d. 'Angeli' stamp, in red, very fine.
894 £900
1840 1d. black plate 6 KA-KD strip of four, close to small margins, used with black Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
1322 £210
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. blue KE-KG strip of three, used with neat c.d.s's, some perf. separation, otherwise fine. S.G. 118, cat. £675+. Photo.
1761 £250
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. £1 black, mint with usual slightly off white gum, a few light gum bends otherwise fine. S.G. 438. Photo.
214 | £500
Revenue Stamps: Life Policy: A selection, incl. 1860 10s. and £1 (2) used on 1862 document, 1869 10s. and £1 (2) used on 1879 document, 1872 10s. and £1 used on 1879 document, Firm's pre-cancels, etc. (112 stamps, 10 documents)
561 £140
Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1940 K.G.VI 1d. carmine on stout white card CP97, fine and scarce. The only recorded unused example. Photo.
896 £220
1840 1d. black plate 6 LD, small to good margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. R.P.S. certificate (2005). S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
1323 £450
Surface Printed: 1867–80 2s. dull blue plate 1 KJ-KL strip of three overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, very fine and fresh with part to large part original gum. S.G. 118s, cat. £1,800. Ex Young. Photo.
1762 £150
King George V: 1929 Postal Union Congress £1 black used on piece with Wignes c.d.s., few pulled perfs. at top, fine. S.G. 438. Photo.
215 | £400
Revenue Stamps: Local Authority Stamps: A collection on leaves, incl. Gloucestershire 1870 die proof in black mounted on card, plate proof in red-brown, Isle of Ely, Northamptonshire 1874 1s. on 1d., Southampton 1878 strip of three overprinted ''WATERLOW & SONS LTD/SPECIMEN'' with small punch holes, 1880 imperforate proof for the Pound values in orange, etc. (54)
562 £150
Postal Stationery: Postcards: Officials: Patent Office: 1892-1913 cards, comprising 1892 1/2d. brown )@, one handstamped ''SPECIMEN''), 1903 Patents 7d. die proof with uncleared surrounds in black on card (49 x 53mm), 1908 1/2d. yellow-green and 1913 1/2d. green, unused. Photo.
897 £150
1840 1d. black plate 6 LD, very fine used with close to very large margins, tied to small piece by upright red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
1325 £500
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. brown OE, used with part barred cancellation, fine. S.G. 121, cat. £4,200. Photo.
1765 | £80
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. Two imprinted large envelopes in French, one franked 21/2d. and 1924-26 3d., other with two sets, all with ''UNION POSTALE UNIVERSELLE CONGRES DE LONDRES 1929'' c.d.s's, few imperfections.
216 £450
Revenue Stamps: Local Authority Stamps: Sheffield: 1891 ''TOWN HALL'' 1s. carmine, used on 1893 Affadvit, tied by violet oval ''CITY OF /SHEFFIELD'' datestamp. Photo.
563 | £95
Postal Stationery: Postcards: S.T.O.: Q.V. issues, a study of usage of 1/2d. pink cards, incl. Inland Revenue Certifying Stamp on buff card, etc. (33 items)
898 £80
1840 1d. intense black plate 6 LJ, fine used, with close to full margins, displaying a portion of the adjoining impression at right, lightly cancelled by red Maltese Cross. S.G. AS40. Photo.
1326 £1200
Surface Printed: 1867-80 2s. brown RG overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, very fine and fresh with large part original gum, excellent colour. S.G. 121s, cat. £3,800. Ex Young. Photo.
1771 £150
King George V: 1934-36 Photogravure 2d. orange perforation type 3(P/E) cylinder 10 control Y36 mint lower left corner block of six, fine. Mentioned after the issue in S.G. Spec. Vol II. Photo.
217 £780
Revenue Stamps: Matrimonial Cause: 1858 1s. manuscript ''Cancelled'', 1866 6d. to £1 set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, 10s. imperforte die proof in cerise on glazed card and 1s. ultramarine mint, fair to fine. Photo.
564 £140
Postal Stationery: Postcards: S.T.O.: 1866 two pieces, one with 4d. (2), other 3d. and 6d., impressions overlapping, all with blue handstamp ''TO BE/TRANSFERRED'' to credit the value to the customer, rare. Photo.
900 £160
1840 1d. black plate 6 MF-MG pair, used with clear to large margins, cancelled by red Maltese Crosses, peripheral imperfections, otherwise of fine appearance. S.G. Spec. AS41c. Photo.
1327 | £520
Surface Printed: 1872-73 6d. a used group, incl. plate 11 pairs (2), 6d. pale buff plate 12 wing margin example with full Tarbolton c.d.s., 6d. chestnut plate 11 used with red ''PD'' in ovals, 6d. grey used with Charing Cross c.d.s., etc., slightly mixed condition. (13)
1772 | £520
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/2d. to 11/2d. collection of single examples of booklet pane stamps overprinted ''CANCELLED''comprising 1/2d. watermark upright types 28 and 28P, 1d. watermark upright types 28 (R.P.S. certificate (1976)) and 28P, watermark inverted 28P and 33P, 11/2d. type 28, mainly good to fine. (7)
218 | £160
Revenue Stamps: Mayors Court: A selection on leaves, incl. 1883 plate proof in blue without indication of value, 1918 and 1925 documets bearing 9s.6d., etc. (28)
565 | £550
Postal Stationery: Post Cards S.T.O: 1895-96 1/2d. vermilion car blank wit ''House of Commons'' embossed seal also similar used but with instructions, also 1/2d. + 1/2d. outward card used.
901 £110
1840 1d. black plate 6 NL with small to very large margins, affixed upside down and tied by red Maltese Cross to 1840 (Oct. 1) entire to Doncaster, filing fold well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
1328 £260
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. rose plate 1 AD and FF, both fine c.d.s. used. S.G. 126. Photo.
1773 £550
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee: 1/2d. to 21/2d. set mounted in sunken presentation card, endorsed ''To Harold Curwen with good wishes from Barnett F'' (Barnett Freedman the stamp designer), also single 1d. signed by him as well, few minor tone spots, otherwise fine. Photo.
219 | £80
Revenue Stamps: National Insurance: A selection on leaves, incl. National Health & Insurance 1920 10d. (26) used on card, 1961 19s.2d. (8) on part card, 1965 22s.7d. (6) on part card, etc. The property of another vendor. (95)
566 | £320
Postal Stationery: Postcards: S.T.O.: 1902 to 1957 K.E.VII to Q.E.II collection on cards, incl. usage and advertising interest, compound items, NBTS cads, etc. (85 items)
902 £230
1840 1d. intense black plate 6 OI, small margins, used with neat red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS40. Photo.
1331 £190
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. rose plate 1 HJ, lower marginal example showing part of the inscription, used with Dundee c.d.s's, fine. S.G. 126. Photo.
1774 £350
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/2d. to 21/2d. set affixed to Postmaster General presentation card, inscribed ''Specimens of the Postage Stamps to be issued by the General Post Office to commemorate the Silver Jubilee, 1935'' at foot, fine. Photo.
220 | £320
Revenue Stamps: Newspaper Duty: A selection in two albums incl. postal stationery, range of cancellations, Newspaper Tax stamps, etc. The property of another vendor. (few 100s)
568 | £150
Postal Stationery: Registered Envelopes: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection written-up in an album, incl. most types from RP2 to RP42, with RP2 (5), RP3 (2), RP9, RP11, RP24K used, RP35b unused, RP37 unused, overseas destinations, etc. (111 items)
903 £160
1840 1d. intense black plate 6 QA, fine used with ample to very large margins tied by red Maltese Cross to 1840 (Nov. 18) entire ''Hand-in-Hand Fire and Life Insurance Society'' proposal form, with ''TUNSTALL'' undated twin arc handstamp at left, filing fold well clear of adhesive, an attractive and interesting usage. S.G. Spec. AS40. Photo.
1333 £1000
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. greenish grey and £1 brown-lilac, both used with central c.d.s's, the latter also with red crayon, minor faults. S.G. 128, 129, cat. £7,700. Photo.
1775 £110
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1d. scarlet overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 23, light bend and slight peripheral discolouration, scarce with part gum. S.G. 454s, cat. £1,400. Photo.
222 | £210
Revenue Stamps: Paper Duty: 1856 large red and black label affixed to piece, cancelled cicular unframed ''Crown CHARGE ON MAKER'', a few faults but rare. Barefoot 10. Photo.
569 £120
Postal Stationery: Registered Envelopes: 1922-23 K.G.V. 5d. emerald green size G (for use in Ireland), fin unused with original band. Photo.
904 £150
1840 1d. black plate 6 QD, used with good to very large margins, showing portion of ajoining stamp at top, heavily cancelled by almost complete red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
1334 £1500
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. greenish grey HC, fine used with complete central and upright ''ST ENOCH SQUARE/21 OC/82'' c.d.s. S.G. 128, cat. £3,200. Photo.
1776 £110
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 11/2d. red-brown overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 23, a few lightly discoloured perfs., otherwise fine and scarce with large part gum. S.G. 454s, cat. £1,400. Photo.
223 £110
Revenue Stamps: Patent 1853 8d. and Receipt stamp 3d. and unissued 1s. all wax proof impressions, most attractive. Photo.
570 | £150
Postal Stationery: Registered Envelopes: A K.G.VI collection on leaves, incl. 41/2d. (7), 51/2d. (34) with provional printings by Cook, De La Rue (4), Pirie Appleton (5), albino impressions of RP59 F (2), 51/2d. + 1d. (4), 61/2d. (13), 81/2d. (14) with RP70 F, also some cut-outs, etc. (75 items, 98 cut-outs)
905 £150
1840 1d. intense black plate 6 QI, used, with close to good margins (a little ragged at right), tied to 1840 (Nov. 7) cover to Wem, Shropshire, by orange-red Maltese Cross, light pressed filing fold barely affecting the adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS40. Photo.
1337 £800
Surface Printed: 1867–78 watermark Maltese Cross £1 brown-lilac BH overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9 and FF overprinted type 8, without gum, BH heavily toned, FF with some staining. S.G. 129s., Spec. J126t., cat. £12,000. Photo.
1777 £100
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 11/2d. ''W35'' cyl. 7 (no dot) mint control strip of three on partially double paper, a few creases or bends but very rare, also a mint marginal vertical strip of three from the base of the sheet with partially doubled paper. S.G. 455var. Photo.
226 £420
Revenue Stamps: Probate Court: 1860 3d. to £5 set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, mainly fine with gum, usual natural gum creasing. (8) Booth 16-22. Photo.
571 £500
Postal Stationery: Registered Envelopes: Official Issues: 1903 Admiralty 3d. red-brown Registered envelope size H2, used from Bristol to Portishead, fine. Huggins RO1. Photo.
906 £95
1840 1d. black plate 6 J RF, good margins all round, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS41 Photo.
1338 £1550
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross £1 brown-lilac HF fine used with neat London c.d.s. Brandon certificate (1999). S.G. 129, cat. £4,500. Photo.
1778 £6800
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 21/2d. Prussian blue, fine mint, with large part original gum. B.P.A. certificate (2008). S.G. 456a, cat. £13,000. Photo.
227 | £680
Revenue Stamps: Receipt Stamps: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection, mainly on receipts and documents in five folders, incl. a comprehensive range of overprinted and unoverprinted postage stamps with Assurance and Insurance companies, Corporations, Utilities, etc. The property of another vendor. (100's)
573 | £210
Postal Stationery: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation of unused and used covers and cards with a range of types incl. Post Office Telegraph forms, etc. (few 100)
907 £65
1840 1d. black plate 6 RG, good margins, cancelled by slightly heavy red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. AS41. Photo.
1339 £500
Surface Printed: 1882–83 watermark anchor on blued paper 5s. rose plate 4 GB, used with London hooded cancellation, short perf. at lower right. R.P.S. certificate (2014) notes ''toned perforations''. S.G. 130, Spec. J123, cat. £4,800. Photo.
1779 | £300
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee: Cancellations an Covers: A collection of five 'pre-release' or by favour covers comprising 1935 (May 1) cover to Germany bearing 21/2d. (May 2) register postcard to Houghton bearing complete set, (May 4) House of Commons envelope to Putney bearing 1d., (May 6) envelope to Marple bearing 21/2d. block of four, (May 6) large cover bearing full set, also a 21/2d. block of four cancelled ''CARN BREA/*/6 MY/35/CORNWALL''.
228 | £120
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: British and Irish Telegraph: A selection incl. 1860? black controls, 3d., 6d., 1s. (2), 1s.6d. (pair), 2s. all mint or unused; 1862? Red controls, 1s. and 2s. mint/unused and 1s.6d., used but damaged. Also 3 imperf. Proofs for 6d., 2s. and 3s., mixed condition. (13)
574 £80
Postal Stationery: 1855 Postal Notice for ""EMBOSSED POSTAGE STAMPS TO BE STRUCK UPON PAPER AND ENVELOPES"" dated ""26TH NOVEMBER 1855"", with impressions of the 4d, 6d and 1s. all overprinted ""SPECIMEN"", fine. Photo.
908 £240
1840 1d. intense black plate 6 RH, very fine used, with good to very large margins, neatly cancelled by central red Maltese Cross. R.P.S. certificate (1998). S.G. AS40. Photo.
1340 £720
Surface Printed: 1882–83 watermark anchor on blued paper £5 orange AC overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, a few tiny imperfections, otherwise very fine and fresh with large part original gum, excellent appearance. S.G. 133s, Spec. J128s, cat. £3,500. Ex Young. Photo.
1780 | £1200
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee: Cancellations an Covers: A collection of covers and cards, written up for display incl. First Day Covers (12) incl. Uniform Penny Postage Jubilee cover bearing 1/2d. cancelled by favour, registered cover to Greece bearing full set and additional 11/2d. returned to sender, set of four on separate covers all cancelled with ''HAREHILLS SORTING OFFICE LEEDS/7 MY/35'' cancellations, 22nd philatelic congress covers (4), t.p.o, insured, postage due, etc. (80)
229 | £50
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: British and Irish Telegraph: Forms: A collection comprising delivery forms (10), receipts (2), message form and envelope. (14)
575 £450
Postal Stationery: 1903 K.E.VII embossed Colour Standard for Stamped to Order dies 1/2d. to 1s (9), fine and attractive. Photo.
909 £1400
1840 1d. black plate 6 SJ, neatly cancelled by near complete blue Maltese cross, with good even margins, slight imperfections at left of lower margin and wrinkle through ''O'' of ''ONE'', barely detracting from very fine appearance, clear Mike Jackson certificate (2017), sold with this opinion only. S.G. Spec. AS41vc, cat. £11,000. Photo.
1341 £2900
Surface Printed: 1882–83 watermark anchor on blued paper £5 orange CL overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9 twice at sides and type 11 centrally, fresh with part original gum, some creasing and a few tiny tone spots on gum, very fine appearance. S.G. 133s, Spec. J128u (erroneously listed as being on white paper), cat. £7,500. Ex Young. Photo.
1781 £250
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee: Cancellations an Covers: 1/2d. to 21/2d. set used on illustrated first day cover with London machine cancel, a few minor cover imperfections. Photo.
230 £2600
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: The Electric Telegraph Company: 1855, Franked Message Paper, 1s.6d. value, up to 50 miles, dark blue seal on pink paper, control A5449. E.D. Bacon noted in 1927 that just a few (?) of these forms had come to light in 1911. Rare. Photo.
576 | £190
Postal Stationery: Advertising Rings: A used and unused collection of cut outs in a stockbook incl. Alldays & Onions, Collier & Company, Thos. Lea & Co., Perkins & Gotto, good unused selection of William Lincoln, etc., fair to fine. (277)
911 £120
1840 1d. black plate 6 TG with close to good margins, fine used on 1840 (Dec. 25) envelope from Torrington to Bideford, cancelled with red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
1342 £450
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper 5s. rose plate 4 EB, used with London hooded cancellation, fine. S.G. 134, cat. £4,200. Photo.
1782 | £600
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee: Ephemera: A collection of ephemera and miscellany written up on pages for display, incl. souvenir sheets, official reproductions, propaganda forgeries, watermarked paper incl. section (78 x 104mm) overprinted ''CANCELLED'', procession tickets, invitation to the Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul's Cathedral accompanied by a presentation copy of the Order of Service, hard bound in white linen with silver text, invitation to Tea at Sandringham Park, Silver Jubilee Medal, ''Ladies'' medal and miniature, official program, enamelled ''GR/POST OFFICE/LETTER BOX'' front plate (300 x 350mm), etc. (60)
231 £1450
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: The Electric Telegraph Company: 1851, Franked Message Paper, 2s.6d. franked message paper, 1851, within a circuit of 100 miles, blue seal on blue paper, control 7666. Illustrated in Langmead & Huggins essential work on the Telegraphs of Great Britain. This being an example printed as Free Massage Paper, probably in error. Of the greatest rarity, being one of only two known examples of this value in private hands. Described by E.D.Bacon in 1927 as 'one of the greatest philatelic rarities'. Photo.
577 | £270
Postal Stationery: Air Letters: A written up display collection/study of Q.E.II pre-decimal air letters, incl. 1953 Coronation 6d. unused with curved edge to flaps (Huggins APS2b), 6d. unused with printed stamp omitted, 1954 6d. used to Canada from the Prestwick crash with the ambulance envelope, 1963 Pictorial 6d. unused (2 of each), Tower Bridge and Houses of Parliament, also set overprinted ''CANCELLED), 1964 Shakespeare 6d. (3) overprinted small ''CANCELLED'', range of types and positions, ''SPECIMEN'' overprints, etc. (154 items)
912 £190
1840 1d. black plate 6 TI, good to huge margins with large part of adjoining impression at left (vertical crease down the joining margin clear of main impression), good used with black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
1343 £800
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper £5 orange BF, used with Glasgow c.d.s., blue crayon, otherwise fine. S.G. 137, cat. £4,750. Photo.
1784 | £450
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee: Sheet Stamps: 1/2d. to 21/2d. collection of complete sheets and large mint multiples, complete sheets comprising 1/2d. (4), 1d. (2), and 21/2d. recombined block of 90 (less cylinder block), additionally 1/2d. lower sheets blocks of 24 (2), 60, 1d. block of 59 (lower marginal unit removed), 21/2d. lower sheet cyl. 34. (dot) type 5 block of 30, being the lower five rows of the sheet, good to fine, mainly unmounted.
232 £3000
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: The Electric Telegraph Company: 1851, Franked Message Paper, 5s. value, beyond 100 miles, blue seal on white paper, control 18415. Of the greatest rarity being the only known example of this value. No examples of this value were known to Bacon in 1927. Ex R.E.Philipps. Photo.
578 | £130
Postal Stationery: Air Letters: 1967 Christmas 9d. with the blue, green and yellow colours omitted, fine unused with normal for comparison. Huggins APS12 var. Photo.
913 £150
1840 1d. black plate 7 BC, small margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. R.P.S. certificate (1981). S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
1344 £1450
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper £5 orange DL, fine used, with ''REGISTERED/THREADNEEDLE ST'' oval datestamp. S.G. 137, cat. £4,750. Photo.
1785 | £2600
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee: Sheet Stamps: A mint and used collection of sheet stamps, written up for display incl. 1/2d. and 11/2d. vertical strips of three on partially 'double' paper, 1d. vertical strips of three with partial double vertical and horizontal perforations, mint cylinder strips and blocks incl. 1/2d. ''W35'' cyl. 20 (no dot) type 5 vertical strip of four (rare, one of two known examples), cyl. 47 (no dot) block of six, cyl. 47. (dot) block of four, strip of three and single, cyl. 62 (no dot) type 5 block eight, type 5A block of twelve, cyl. 62. (dot) type 5 block of six, cyl. 55 (no dot) and 60 (no dot), type 5 with folded lower left corners causing perf. errors, 1d. cyl. 22 (no dot) type 5 and 5A blocks of six, type 6 block of six, 11/2d. cyl. 7 (no dot) type 5A, cyl. 27. (dot) type 5 block of six, dot and no dot blocks of six, types 6 and 6B, 21/2 control blocks and pieces (15), 11/2d. ''W35'', 21/2d. fine used block of 21 (3 x 7), doctor blade and inking flaws, G.P.O. training school, etc., mainly good to fine. (100s)
233 £450
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: The Electric Telegraph Company: 1854, First Issue. Under 100 miles, (2s.6d.) on blue paper, control No: 9989. A particularly fine mint example of this rare stamp with large part original gum. Hiscocks 2. Photo.
579 | £160
Postal Stationery: Air Letters: An unused group comprising 1968-70 9d. airletter, one with dark blue printing only, one with white and dark blue printing only, and one with light blue printing misplaced to the left (AP14 var.), and 1950 K.G.VI 1/2d., 1d., 11/2d. envelopes unfolded, also Air Mail letter sheets Forces issues 1941-43 21/2d. (2), fine. (8)
914 | £420
1840 1d. black plate 7, BF, LB and PE used with red Maltese Crosses, IC used on cover to Wymondham with red Maltese Cross and MJ used with black Maltese Cross, each with four margins, mainly good to fine. AS44.
1346 £1000
Surface Printed: 1873-80 21/2d., a mainly c.d.s. used selection, incl. watermark anchor rosy-mauve (3), one with Helensborough c.d.s., watermark orb rosy-mauve (17) incl. used with neat upright London c.d.s., used with French c.d.s., plate 17 used with Bute Docks c.d.s., watermark orb blue (5), etc., mainly fine. (25)
1786 | £750
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/2d. to 11/2d. extensive collection of mint booklet panes written up for display highlighting minor varieties as noted in ''1935 Silver Jubilee Stamps of King George V: Flaws and Varieties of the Booklet Stamps'', 2013, incl. 11/2d. watermark upright panes with upper left unit displaying white dot after ''E'' variety, one without selvedge, also two single used examples displaying the variety, also a few used and some examples on cover, mixed perfs. as would be expected, an exception assemblage forming the basis of the aforementioned publication, a copy of which is included in the lot. (100s)
234 £380
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: The Electric Telegraph Company: 1855, Second Issue, proofs without control numbers. 3d. on pale yellow, 1s. on buff, 1s.6d. on pink (faded), 4s. on white, without gum, the 1s. damaged at top, others fine. Scarce. (3), Hiscocks 4, 6, 8, 13. Photo.
580 £550
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1891 colour trials for the 1892 21/2d. grey blue Post Office envelope EP34, in crimson on laid paper, in vermilion and in red-brown on De La Rue 'extra tough' paper, the latter with crease, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
915 £250
1d. black plate 7 CC small to good margins on 1841 (Jan. 13) entire used locally in Wymondham, MC with close to good margins on 1840 (Sept. 21) cover from Pwllheli to Dudley, TA with close to good margins on 1840 (Dec. 18) entire from Kirkcaldy to Edinburgh, good to fine, with red Maltese Crosses. Photo.
1347 | £280
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark anchor 21/2d. rosy mauve plate 1 on blue paper, rosy-mauve plate 2 on white paper, watermark orb blue plate 17, all unused with part original gum, also both colours overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', mainly fine. (5)
1787 | £650
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee, An extensive collection of booklets, booklet panes and booklet stamps on pages, within three folders incl. 3s. booklet edition 296 error of make up, with the first interleaf the advertisement from the 2s. booklet edition 302 instead of the correct one (see G.B. Journal volume 51 no. 3, one of two known), 2s. and 3s. basic editions complete, mint range of panes comprising 1/2d. (12), 1d. (8), 11/2d. (22), extensive study of advertising panes, many displayed with related postal items or appropriate ephemera, range of booklet stamps used on cover to overseas destinations with registered, airmails, uprated postal stationery, etc., mainly good to fine. (100s)
235 £1450
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: The Electric Telegraph Company: 1855, Second Issue, unused, comprising 1s. on buff, control No. 16248, part original gum, 2s. on blue, control No. 41505, slight damage to top, no gum, 4s. on white, control No. 37565, damage to top and left side, no gum. Rare. (3) Hiscocks 6, 10, 13. Photo.
581 | £140
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1922 2d. orange envelope with triangular handstamp ''267'' added indicating face value reduced by 1/2d. (ES65, 1913 S.T.O. K.E.VII 1d. with K.G.V. 1d. envelope (ESCP 736), 1940 (?) 1d. plus 1d. carmine inland card CSP 90, good unused.
916 £120
1840 1d. black plate 7 GF, fine used with ample to good margins, neatly tied to 1840 (Dec. 14) envelope to Inchture by orange Maltese Cross, with contents, a neat and attractive envelope. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
1348 £1050
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark anchor on blued paper 21/2d. rosy mauve plate 3 KI, used with London c.d.s. S.G. 138, cat. £5,750. Photo.
1788 | £150
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/2d. to 11/2d. mint collection of booklet panes with cylinder numbers in selvedge, complete less 1d. cylinder 26, incl. 1d. cylinder 37 with the lower right unit displaying repair below ''I'' of ''SILVER'', mixed perfs., mainly fine unmounted. (8)
236 £80
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: The Electric Telegraph Company: 1859 Director's message stamp for Captn. Huish, control No. 1069, mint, part original gum, scarce. Hiscocks 62. Photo.
582 £240
Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1870 1/2d. lilac postcard used with neat ''LONDON A 5/OC 1/70'' first day c.d.s. cancellation, a little staining to card, very scarce. Photo.
917 £200
1840 1d. black plate 7 GK, small to good margins, used with complete red Maltese Cross, fine. R.P.S. certificate (2005). S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
1349 £350
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark anchor on white paper 21/2d. rosy mauve plate 2 LH-FL error of lettering, good used with barred cancellation. S.G. 140, cat. £2,750. Photo.
1789 £190
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/2d. green booklet pane, watermark upright, ''CANCELLED'' type 33P, light tone spot on gum, otherwise fine and scarce with full original gum. S.G. Spec. NComB5s, cat. £1,400. Photo.
237 £80
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: The Electric Telegraph Company: 1859 Director's message stamp for Captn. Huish, control No. 1076, mint, part original gum, scarce. Hiscocks 62. Photo.
583 | £80
Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1925 Wembley 1d. postcard used first day with special machine cancellation, fine.
918 £220
1840 1d. black plate 7 IC-ID, with small to good margins, tied to 1840 (Oct. 10) entire to Ayr by orange Maltese Cross of Liverpool, with Liverpool double arc datestamp in same colour on reverse, pressed filing fold through IC, otherwise a fine and attractive cover. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
1350 £200
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark orb 21/2d. rosy mauve plate 14 FH fine and fresh lightly mounted mint. S.G. 141, cat. £525. Photo.
1790 £220
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/2d. green booklet pane, watermark inverted, ''CANCELLED'' type 33P, large part original lightly toned gum. S.G. Spec. NComB5a(as), cat. £1,400. Photo.
238 £80
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: The Electric Telegraph Company: 1861, Stamped forwarded message form, with 3s. value, initialed RG/JSF, affixed, being one of the Bridport prepared forms. Folded but otherwise fine. Scarce with about a dozen examples known. Photo.
584 | £680
Postal Stationery: Registered Envelopes: Q.V. collection in three stockbooks, incl. 1878 2d. blue F greenish blue printing unused, 1878 2d. blue size F with scalloped edge unused (2), size G unused (3, one handstamped ''SPECIMEN''), 1878 2d. blue size I used (2), size K used, 1878-79 2d. blue size H used (4), size K used, 1882 2d. blue no central seam size G unused (3), used, 1882 2d. blue (second line of instructions in smaller type) size G used (4), 1891 2d. blue size K unused, 1895 2d. blue size K unused, etc. (280 items)
920 £230
1840 1d. black plate 7 NA, small to huge margins with part inscription at left, used with red Maltese Cross, crease in margin clear of impression, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
1351 £2300
Surface Printed: 1873–80 watermark orb 21/2d. plate 15 KC-LD imperforate colour trial block in pale blue with watermark inverted, some light creasing and LD with small tear at right, otherwise fine without gum, attractive. Very rare. S.G. Spec. J16, cat. £16,000. Ex Young. Photo.
1791 £150
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1d. scarlet booklet pane, watermark upright, ''CANCELLED'' type 33P, trimmed perfs. at base, otherwise fine and scarce with large part original lightly toned gum. S.G. Spec. NComB6s, cat. £1,400. Photo.
239 | £150
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: The Electric Telegraph Company: 1861-63, Waterlow printings. Stamps initialed RG/JSF, perf. 12 and 12.5, various types. Mint or unused and used selection including: 3d., 1 unused 2 used; 6d., used; 1s., 3 used, 2 unused; 18d., 2 unused 1 used; 2s., one unused, 1 used; 3s. 3 unused, 2 used; 4s., 1 used, 1 unused and a lithographed forgery, all with control numbers. Also proofs for the 1s. and 2s. values without controls, 2 of each with one of each bearing suspect cancelations, very mixed condition . (26)
585 | £550
Postal Stationery: Registered Envelopes: K.E.VII to K.G.V collection in three stockbooks, incl. 1902 3d. red-brown size K unused (2), 1907 3d. red-brown size K unused, 1908 2d. red-brown size K unused, 1911 3d. red-brown size H unused (4), used (3), size H2 unused (2), size K unused (3), used, 1921 2d. + 3d. flap type 6 size G unused, flap type 7 unused, 1921 4d. + 1d. used, 1934 41/2d. puce size F unused, 1937 41/2d. puce size H2 unused, etc. (193 items)
921 £230
1840 1d. black plate 7 RC, superb used example, with good to enormous even margins, displaying right hand portion of adjoining impression at left, neatly cancelled by complete strike of red Maltese Cross, part second strike at right, very attractive exhibition quality example. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
1352 £230
Surface Printed: 1873–80 watermark orb 21/2d. rosy-mauve plate 17 BK, mint, centred to right, fine and fresh. S.G. 141, cat. £1,700. Photo.
1792 £80
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 11/2d. red-brown booklet pane, watermark upright, overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 28P, with some trimmed perfs. at right, wrinkles and some re-enforced split perfs., scarce. Unlisted. Photo.
240 | £420
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: The Electric Telegraph Company: 1861-63, Waterlow printings. Stamps initialed RG/JSF, perf. 12 and 12.5. A small selection of scarcer values and types, including: 2s.6d., a rare mint vertical pair and 1 used; 4s., 2 used; 5s. used and 10s. used. Condition very mixed as normal for these values, various tears, perf. faults etc. (6)
586 | £230
Postal Stationery: Registered Envelopes: K.G.VI collection in a stockbook, incl. 1940 41/2d. puce size F unused and used, 1940 51/2d. brown size G unused and used (2), size H used, 1941 51/2d. brown size K unused and used, 1943 51/2d. brown size G unused and used, 1943 51/2d. brown size H unused with ''EMERSON MAKE'' imprint, 1946 51/2d. brown size H unused with ''P A & Co Ltd'' imprint, 1947 51/2d. brown size K unused, 1947 51/2d. brown size F with curved flap unused, etc. (82 items)
922 £180
1840 1d. black plate 7 TJ on experimental thin paper, small to good margins, used with black Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS44c. Photo.
1353 £380
Surface Printed: 1873–80 watermark orb 21/2d. blue plate 19 AE, fine and fresh unmounted mint. S.G. 142, cat. £575+. Photo.
1793 £60
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 11/2d. red-brown booklet pane, watermark upright, overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 28, with trimmed perfs. at base and missing selvedge, otherwise fine and fresh with large part original gum, scarce. S.G. Spec. NComB7u, cat. £1,600 Photo.
241 | £320
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: The Electric Telegraph Company: 1864, Waterlow printings. Stamps initialled RG/HW, perf. 12 and 10. mint or unused and used selection in very mixed condition including: 3d., 3 unused; 6d., 3 used, 3 unused; 1s., 4 used, 6 unused including a rare pair; 18d, 4 unused 1 used; 2s., 1 unused, 2 used, all with control numbers. Proofs without control numbers, 1s., 18d., 2s., 3s. and 4s. (2). (32)
587 | £60
Postal Stationery: Registered Envelopes: Q.E.II collection in two stockbooks, incl. 1956 81/2d. grey size K unused and used, 1959 1s.3d. size K unused and used, 1965 2s.1d. grey size K unused, some duplication, etc. (172 items)
923 £220
1840 1d. black plate 8 AD very fine used with good to very large margins, lightly cancelled by red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
1354 | £1250
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark spray 3d., a c.d.s. used selection, incl. plate 11 used with Blackpool c.d.s (R.P.S. certificate, 1997), plate 17 used with Belfast c.d.s. (R.P.S. certificate, 1997), plate 19 used with Middlesboroigh c.d.s. (R.P.S. certificate, 1997), plate 20 used with London c.d.s., etc., also unused pair and unused part original gum single, mainly fine. (19)
1799 £110
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee: Booklets: 1935 2s. stapled booklet, edition number 298, 1/2d. pane missing one unit, mixed perfs., rare, very few examples of each edition exist as stapled booklets. S.G. BB24var. Photo.
242 | £90
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: The Electric Telegraph Company: Forms: A selection of telegraph delivery forms and envelopes, all titled ''The Electric Telegraph Company'' being from the early 1850s period. Item of particular note is an 1850 delivery form from Stafford to London being the earliest known example. Additionally 9 further forms and 2 envelopes. Also a very early Norfolk Railway 184? telegraph message form and one other later example from the North Eastern railway. A rare collection of forms.
589 | £1300
1840 Mulready: A selection in an album, incl. proof on India paper, 1d. letter sheet A7 unused with ''Society for the Extinction of the Slave Trade'' MA477b), 1d. letter sheet A15 used with ''John Richards and Company'' (MA466d), 1d. letter sheet A22 used with ''Atlas Assurance Company'' (MA103i), 1d. letter sheet A230 used with ''Report Clerical, Medical, and General Life Assurance Society'' (MA 108 with unlisted William Gillott Agent), 1d. letter sheet A16 used on May 8 1840, 1d. envelope A154 unused showing ''stitch'' watermark, 2d. envelope a201 used 1842 (poor), reproductions, etc., mixed condition. (40 items)
924 £75
1840 1d. black plate 8 AD, fine used with small to good margins, neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
1355 £350
Surface Printed: 1873–80 watermark spray 3d. rose plate 16 DC very fine and fresh mint with large part original gum, excellent colour. S.G. 144, cat. £450. Photo.
1800 £80
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee: Booklets: 1935 2s. stapled booklet, edition number 302, all adhesives but the 1/2d. pane removed, rare, very few examples of each edition exist as stapled booklets. S.G. BB24var. Photo.
243 | £210
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: The Electric Telegraph Company: Forms: A selection of telegraph delivery and forwarding forms and envelopes, all titled ''The Electric and International Telegraph Company'' being from the late 1850's to 1869. A total of 47 forms, 23 envelopes and 2 receipt forms. A scarce accumulation.
590 | £420
1840 1d. envelopes (2) and lettersheet, good to fine used, incl. 1d. envelope used 1840 (Dec. 3) neatly cancelled by black Maltese Cross with ''Camberwell Road'' handstamp in blue below. S.G. Spec. ME1, 2. (3)
925 £210
1840 1d. black plate 8 AG, fine used with good to very enormous margins, neatly tied to 1841 (letter dated Apr. 20) wrapper to Chelmsford by black Maltese Cross, with light strike of ''Tolleshurst d'Arcy/Penny Post'' handstamp alongside, filing fold clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
1356 £110
Surface Printed: 1873–80 watermark spray 3d. rose plate 18 OF, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 144, cat. £525. Photo.
1804 £220
King George V: Booklets: 1924 (Mar.) 2s. booklet edition 23, 1/2d. and 1d. panes with upright wmks., 11/2d. panes invertd, mixed perfs., fine and fresh. S.G. BB12, cat. £900. Photo.
244 | £500
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: The English and Irish Magnetic Telegraph Company: 1855(c.). The following with control numbers, mint large part original gum: 1s. black, strip of 3, one example having the I for T in ''Telegraph'' flaw. 1s.6d. mauve, strip of 3 and single, 2s.6d., blue, two copies, one example having the I for T in ''Telegraph'' flaw. Without control numbers, proofs with large margins, 1s. black (2), 1s.6d. mauve, 2s.6d. blue, 4s. red, 5s. green (2). Also pair of 2s.6d. blues on piece stated to be printers proofs, showing the I for T flaw – one stamp damaged. (18).
591 | £620
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet (stereo obscured) used 1840 (Nov. 15) with ''The Scottish Provident Institution'' advert in blue (MA135), 1d. letter sheet A68 unused with ''The Envelope Select Advertiser'' (MA10f) in blue, 1d. letter sheet A255 with ''The Lymington Envelope Advertiser'' in blue (MA18a), good to fine.
926 £120
1840 1d. black plate 8 FK with matched 1d. red-brown, both with good margins. fine. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
1358 £600
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark spray 6d. grey, a c.d.s. used selection, incl. plate 17 used with Wrexham c.d.s (R.P.S. certificate, 1997), etc., also example overprinted specimen and an example used with barred cancellation, mainly fine. (9). Photo.
1806 £150
King George V: Booklets: 1935 (July) 2s. photogravure booklet edition 330, 11/2d. pane of six with inverted wmk., others upright, mixed perfs., fine and fresh. S.G. BB17, cat. £600. Photo.
246 | £120
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: London District Telegraph Company Limited: 1860-61. 3d. black on yellow, 4d. black on blue, 6d. black on red in average unused condition. 1865 issue 3d. on yellow (10) and 6d. (13), incl. a used strip of 4. (26)
592 £240
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet (stereo obscured) with Atlas Assurance Company advertisement (S.G. Spec. MA103i) used 1843 (Jan. 28)from London to Birmingham, cancelled by a clear strike of a black Maltese Cross at upper right, contrary to regulations, Birmingham double arc c.d.s. on reverse, light fold at top and slight staining. S.G. Spec. ME1n, cat. £825. Photo.
927 £420
1840 1d. black plate 8 HJ-HK pair, close to good margins, used with red Maltese Crosses, fine. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
1359 £260
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark spray 6d. grey plate 13 wing margin example and 1s. plate 12 (2), used with Sea Post Office c.d.s's, fine strikes. Photo.
1810 £180
King George V: Booklets: 1935 (July) 5s. photogravure booklet edition 13, 1/2d. pane with upright wmk., the others inverted, mixed perfs., minor front cover imperfection otherwise fine. S.G. BB37, cat. £650. Photo.
247 | £380
Private Telegraph Company Stamps: National Telephone Company Ltd., a mint and used selection, incl. 1d. (4), 4d., 6d. (2) and 1s. in sheetlets of twelve, 1s. brown bisected used on piece, ephemera, etc. (167)
593 £160
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A5 (forme 1), a fine and fresh unused example, with treads inverted, three pink threads at base and two blue at the top, unusual. Photo.
928 £380
1840 1d. black plate 8 IE, MG, MX and OL, each with four margins and used with Maltese Crosses, good to fine. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
1360 £800
Surface Printed: 1873–80 watermark spray 1s. green, a c.d.s. used group, incl. plate 8 used with red London Paid c.d.s., plate 9 used with Ballymena c.d.s., plate 11 used with Liverpool c.d.s., plate 12 used with Halesworth c.d.s., etc., also an example overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', mainly fine. (8). Photo.
1811 | £200
King George VI: A collection in a stockbook, incl. range of watermarks with 1937-47 1/2d. to 21/2d. with watermark sideways and with watermark inverted unmounted mint, 1939-48 set mint, 1941-42 21/2d. pair with left stamp showing printing variety unmounted mint, 1951 Festival set unmounted mint, range of control singles, etc., also a range of used K.G.V postage dues and some K.E.VIII, mainly fine. (100s)
248 £1150
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: South Eastern Railway: A small selection incl. 1s. yellow, perf. 12, poor used; 1/2d black, perf. 12, highest known control number, fine mounted mint; 1s.6d. grey-lilac perf. 12 x 12.5, fine mounted mint; 2s.3d. brown, perf. 9, fine mounted mint and 2s.9d. green, perf. 9, fine mounted mint, pin holes at top, mixed condition, mint copies much better than average for this issue. Scarce. (5)
596 | £95
1840 Mulready 1d. lettersheet A16 (forme 2), 2d. envelope a200, unused, slightly soiled, otherwise fine.
929 £110
1840 1d. black plate 8 LA, fine used with clear to large margins, tied by black Maltese Cross to 1841 (Jun. 24) embossed lettersheet to Solihull, with ''WARWICK'' twin arc town datestamp on reverse, filing fold clear of adhesive, a neat cover. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
1361 £450
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark spray 1s. plate 8 FA-GB block of four used with neat Dundee c.d.s's, fine. S.G. 150. Photo.
1813 | £90
King George VI: A mint collection on leaves, incl. 1937-47 1/2d. to 21/2d. with watermarks sideways and with watermarks inverted, 1939-48 to £1 with both 10s., 1951 Festival set, etc., slightly mixed condition. (92)
249 £1750
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: Submarine Telegraph Company: 41/2d., 3s.9d., 4s., 7s6d., 8s., set of die proofs for the five values in black on white glazed card, (91mm x 60mm), the 7s.6d. value handstamped ''19 MAY 1881''. Scarce. (5). Photo.
597 | £75
1840 Mulready 1d. lettersheet A34 (Forme 3) fine unused and unfolded.
931 £210
1840 1d. black plate 8 RL right marginal example showing re-entry, small to large margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine, with matched 1d. red. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
1362 £1150
Surface Printed: 1873–80 watermark spray 1s. green plate 13 BL overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, tied by trial ''A P/LONDON/17 JA/79/1'' duplex to unaddressed envelope with embossed oval ''POST OFFICE'' seal on reverse, most unusual and probably unique (2/1/2d. plate 5 ML and 6d. plate 15 PC are also known thus). S.G. Spec. J113s, var. Ex Young. Photo.
1814 | £270
King George VI: A collection incl. 1937-47 1/2d. to 3d. and pale colours 1/2d. to 3d. mounted on part album leaf written up and initialled by Eric Gill designer, 1948 Olympic Games 3d. corner block of nine signed by the designed Abram Games and 1951 Festival low values mounted on Harrison and Sons presentation card.
250 £2300
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: Submarine Telegraph Company: 8s. lilac overprinted ''TEMPORARY STAMP FOUR SHILLINGS'' used with concentric ring cancellation in blue. Perf. faults and corner repair, however the only known used example in private hands and a great philatelic rarity. Photo.
598 £1150
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A151 (forme 2), used 1841 (Feb. 4) to Dublin, uprated by the addition of 1840 1d. black plate 9 HC, with good to large margins, both lightly cancelled by red Maltese Cross, a fine example. Brandon certificate (2000). S.G. Spec. ME2, cat. £15,000. Photo.
932 £120
1840 1d. black plate 9 AC, fine used with close to good margins, neatly cancelled by upright black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS56. Photo.
1366 £620
Surface Printed: 1876 watermark large garter, a used selection comprising 4d. vermilion used with Lymington c.d.s., 4d. sage-green used with Hamilton c.d.s., 4d. grey-brown used with Edinburgh c.d.s. and with indistinct squared circle cancellation, and 8d. used with Dumfries c.d.s. and with barred numeral ''92'' cancellation. (6). Photo.
1815 | £1650
King George VI: A display collection of high values, majority on covers on leaves, incl. 1939-48 £1 used on plain f.d.c's (2), 1948 Silver Wedding £1 on plain f.d.c., 1951 Festival set used on two plain f.d.c's, Airmails with a range of rates, censored mail, Express mail, labels, etc. (few 100's)
251 | £270
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: Submarine Telegraph Company: Forms: Three different delivery forms, dated 1869, 1871 and 1874. Also two printed delivery envelopes. Rare.
599 £230
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A162 (forme 3), fine used 1840 (Oct. 19) from Birmingham, simply addressed to ''The Law Baliff'', cancelled by orange-red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. ME2. Photo.
933 £420
1840 1d. black plate 9 AH (on piece) GL, MX and SI, each with four margins and used with black Maltese Crosses, good to fine. S.G. Spec. AS56. Photo.
1369 | £700
Surface Printed: 1880-83 watermark Crown, a used selection, incl. 3d. plate 20 used with Lochilphead c.d.s., plate 21 used with New Barnet c.d.s., 4d. plate 18 used with London c.d.s. in red, 1s. plate 13 used with Irvine c.d.s., plate 14 used with March c.d.s., etc., mainly fine. (14)
1817 £980
King George VI: 1939-48 2s.6d. brown used on first day cover with neat ''SUTTON COLDFIELD/BIRMINGHAM/4 SP/39'' c.d.s., fine and very scarce. S.G. 476. Photo.
252 £250
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: United Kingdom Electric Telegraph Company Limited: 1861 1s. vertical format, sunken die proof, (50 x 50mm). Ex De La Rue archive. Scarce. Photo.
600 £230
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A166 (forme 3), fine used, cancelled by bright red orange Maltese Cross with ''SOUTHGATE/GLOUCESTER'' receiving house handstamp in black above, with ''GLOUCESTER/MY 1(?)/1840'' double arc c.d.s. on reverse, the second day slug of the cancellation, though 'dumb', appears rounded, possibly a ''0'', slight split at top, an interesting cover. Featured in ''May Dates'' by Mike Jackson, p. 196-7. S.G. Spec. ME2. Photo.
934 £170
1840 1d. black plate 9 EH (re-entry), very fine used with small to very large margins, lightly cancelled by upright red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS56a. Photo.
1370 £880
Surface Printed: 1880–83 21/2d. plate 21 cut down die proof with void corner squares, affixed to piece from De La Rue Striking Book, endorsed '1880/Nov 20th/240 Leads', a little soiled as usual. Unique. S.G. Spec. J23, cat. from £1,650. Ex Young. Photo.
1819 £1600
King George VI: 1939-48 10s. dark blue used on first day cover with neat ''SUTTON COLDFIELD/BIRMINGHAM/30 OC/39'' c.d.s., a couple of lightly toned perfs. otherwise fine and very scarce. S.G. 478. Photo.
253 | £320
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: United Kingdom Electric Telegraph Company Limited: 1861, 3d. ochre vertical format, without controls, unused manuscript specimen, damaged, 6d. red, unused faded and damaged to right, 1s. lilac, unused, two, one in a dark shade, better than average examples. With controls 6d. red, 1 used 1 unused, 1s. lilac, mint vertical pair and used single. Better than average condition for this issue. Scarce. (9)
601 £80
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A291 (second series forme 5 or 6), an unused example, pencil note ''This was also in Mr Peacock's book'' on reverse, two cut corners, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. ME2f. Photo.
935 £120
1840 1d. black plate 9 EL, fine used with close to large margins showing portion of adjoining stamp at top, on 1841 (March) entire from London to Watford, tied by black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS56. Photo.
1371 £300
Surface Printed: 1880-83 watermark crown 21/2d. blue plate 21 AI imprimatur, with good margins, large part original gum. S.G. Spec. J23, cat. £2,500. Photo.
1820 £85
King George VI: 1939-48 10s. steel blue-black fine unmounted mint upper marginal example (mounted in selvedge), displaying variety dark line across bottom right stem [R.1/4]. S.G. Spec. Q32(2)h. Photo.
254 | £110
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: United Kingdom Electric Telegraph Company Limited: 1864-65 3d. to 1s., horizontal format, with controls and overprinted ''INT'' for with interest and supplied to shareholders by way of a dividend. A selection of mint or unused and used examples with various control sizes incl. 3d. yellow, 1 unused; 6d red, 5 unused; 1s. lilac, 11 unused (block of 4 and pair) 2 used. Also included is a rare receipt giving details of the payment of half a years interest by these stamps, mixed condition. (19)
602 £550
1840 Mulready 2d. letter sheet stereo a90 cancelled with 1844 type ''683'' obliterator, manuscript ''2'' and Devizes c.d.s. (Sept. 21) at right, with two strikes of ''SALISBURY/F/SP 20/64'' c.d.s. on reverse, a few creases and peripheral faults, an interesting late use. S.G. Spec. ME3. Photo.
936 £200
1840 1d. intense black plate 9 FB, small to good margins, used with neat red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS56. Photo.
1373 £240
Surface Printed: 1880-83 watermark crown 21/2d. blue plate 23 AJ imprimatur, with good margins, large part original gum. S.G. Spec. J23, cat. £2,500. Photo.
1821 £120
King George VI: 1948 Silver Wedding 21/2d. and £1 set used on illustrated first day cover, fine. S.G. 493-4. Photo.
255 | £110
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: United Kingdom Electric Telegraph Company Limited: 1864-65 3d. to 2s., horizontal format, with controls. A large selection of mint or unused and used examples with various control sizes, in mixed condition, including: 3d. yellow, 13 (3 pairs) unused; 6d. red, 11 (1 pair and block of 4) unused, 2 used; 1s. lilac, 7 unused 1 used; 1s.6d. green, 5 unused (1 pair) and 2 used; 2s. brown, 13 unused (block of 6 and pair) and 1 used. (55)
603 £80
1840 Mulready 2d. envelope, stereo a197, fine unused example. Photo.
937 £150
1840 1d. black plate 9 II, good margins, used with black Maltese Cross, fine. R.P.S. certificate (2003). S.G. Spec. AS56. Photo.
1376 £600
Surface Printed: 1880–83 watermark crown 3d. on 3d. lilac GK imprimatur, part original gum, heavy hinge remainders, otherwise fine and very scarce. S.G. 159, Spec. K8A, cat. £2,750. Photo.
1822 £200
King George VI: 1951 Festival 2s.6d. to £1 set mounted on ''Waterlow & Sons Limited'' presentation card, most attractive. S.G. 509-512. Photo.
256 £550
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: United Kingdom Electric Telegraph Company Limited: 1864-65 3d., 1s., 1s.6d. and 2s., horizontal format, mint, without controls, possibly proofs and rare in this condition, part original gum with paper adhesions to back. also 3d. imperf. trial in mauve used by De La Rue as a sample for their fugitive ink, showing attempted removal as is normal for these trials. Rare. (5)
604 £400
1840 Mulready 2d. envelope a199 good used 1841 (Nov. 23) from Bath to Minchinhampton with black Maltese Cross and ''CHALFORD'' datestamp below. S.G. Spec. ME4. Photo.
938 £210
1840 1d. black plate 9 MI-MJ pair, close to small margins, used with red Maltese Crosses, fine. S.G. Spec. AS56. Photo.
1377 £150
Surface Printed: 1880–83 watermark Crown 3d. on 3d. and 6d. on 6d. upper right corner example overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', both with gum, the latter lightly toned. Photo.
1824 | £190
King George VI: 1951 Festival of Britain 21/2d. scarlet, a fine unmounted mint marginal block of twelve signed by the designer, Edmund Dulac, in the margin, 4d. in mint corner block of nine, signed by the designer, Abram Games. S.G. 513, 514.
257 | £30
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: United Kingdom Electric Telegraph Company Limited: Forms: 1860s. Two delivery forms and one message form. Forms from this company are scarce, especially the message form. (3)
605 £1200
1840 2d. Mulready envelope stereo a200, used 1843 (Oct. 25), posted from London to Loughborough cancelled by number ""1"" in Maltese Cross, applied in the upper right corner contrary to regulations. Numbers in Maltese Cross cancels are scarce on 2d. Mulreadys. tiny closed tear at top, otherwise a fine and attractive item. S.G. Spec. ME4, cat. £12,000. Photo.
939 £200
1840 1d. black plate 9 RE, very fine used with good even margins, neatly cancelled by upright red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS56. Photo.
1378 £260
Surface Printed: 1880–83 watermark Crown 3d. on 3d. used with Harrow c.d.s. in blue, 6d. on 6d. (4) used with Peel Causeway c.d.s., used with Hythe c.d.s. (R.P.S. certificate, 1998), used with indistinct c.d.s., and example with left dot only used with Hull c.d.s., slightly mixed. (5). Photo.
1826 | £180
King George VI: Booklets: A collection with 1s. (7) with two duplicates, 2s.6d. (4) incl. Dec. 1949, and 5s. Apr. 1947, also with K.E.VIII 6d. and 2s. edition 354, plus incomplete 2s. (2) and 3s., and 1935 Jubilee 2s. and 3s., plus incomplete 1935 photogravure 3s. (2), varied condition. (21 items)
258 | £210
Private Telegraphs Company Stamps: Universal Private Telegraph Company : 1860 6d. partial sheet of 60, blue control, 1s. complete sheet of 100, red control, selection of mint singles including 6d. (6) with various coloured controls and 1s. (10), similar. Also 1868 Bonnelli's, including 3d. green (2), 6d. black (5), 9d. blue (4) and 1s. red (3). 3d. brown from booklets (9) including a block of 4. (38 items)
606 £250
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: Fores's envelope no. 10 (''CHRISTMAS''), unused, attractively handcoloured, some small imperfections but an attractive and scarce group. Photo.
940 £110
1840 1d. black plate 9 SE, fine used withsmall to good margins, cancelled by red Maltese Cross, matched with 1841 1d. red-brown. S.G. Spec. AS56, 57. Photo.
1379 £220
Surface Printed: 1880-83 watermark crown 4d. grey-brown plate 18 CA, unmounted mint left marginal example, minor creasing, otherwise fine, also plate 17 PC overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' with gum and heavy creasing. B.P.A. certificate (1983). S.G. 160, cat. £450. Photo.
1828 £300
King George VI: Booklets: 2s. booklet, 1938 edition 507, all panes with inverted wmks., mixed perfs., some overall gum toning and 1/2d. pane with a little adhesion on reverse, otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. BD12, cat. £1,100. Photo.
259 | £1300
Military Telegraph Stamps: A collection in an album, incl. 8d. colour standard imperforate block of six, 1884 - 85 Military Telegraphs set, 1d. to £1, values to 10s. handstamped specimen type 9, £1 type 11, 1895-1900 1d. to £5 set, range of used, etc. (114)
607 £420
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: R.W. Hume Tourist Envelope No. 3 - ''50 miles round Edinburgh and Leith'' unused, soiled with a few stains, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
941 £290
1840 1d. black plate 10 BH, small to good margins, used with central red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS66h. Photo.
1381 £400
Surface Printed: 1880–83 watermark crown 6d. on 6d. lilac II imprimatur, minor corner thin, part original gum, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 162, Spec. K8B, cat. £3,250. Photo.
1829 £240
King George VI: Booklets: 1938 2s. booklet edition 507, all panes with upright wmks., mixed perfs., some overall gum toning and 1/2d. pane with a little adhesion on reverse, minor front cover rubbing otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. BD12, cat. £1,100. Photo.
260 £650
Military Telegraph Stamps: 1884 - 85 Military Telegraphs set, 1d. to £1, values to 10s. handstamped specimen type 9, £1 type 11, all affixed to part of page from Inland Revenue records. Photo.
608 £95
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: Thackeray's caricature, example from the defaced block, fine.
942 £580
1840 1d. black plate 10 BL used with red Maltese Cross, LF, OE and RB used with black Maltese Cross, the latter just touched on one side, otherwise each with four margins, good to fine. S.G. Spec. AS66. Photo.
1384 £60
Surface Printed: 1880–83 watermark crown 1s. orange-brown plate 13 IA apparently unused but with cleaned manuscript cancellation and plate 14 AC mint with part original gum but faults. S.G. 163.
1832 £380
King George VI: Booklets: 1938 3s. booklet edition 376, all panes with upright wmks., mixed perfs., some overall gum toning and front cover with light corner crease otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. BD22, cat. £1,900. Photo.
261 £190
Military Telegraph Stamps: 1886 (Dec.) London Overprints ''1 DIME'' on 1d. to ''ONE HUNDRED PIASTRES'' on £1 set less the 2p. on 8d., all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, with gum, mainly good to fine. Photo.
609 £620
Propaganda Envelopes: Ocean Penny Postage: Bradshaw & Blacklock's envelope with publishers imprint at left, on grey wove paper, used (1852 Nov. 13) to Augsberg, Bavaria, unusual. Briefmarkenprüfstelle Basel certificate (2003). Photo.
944 £230
1840 1d. black plate 10 EF, fine used with clear to enormous margins displaying a section of the adjoining impression at left, tied to 1841 (Feb. 3) entire to Banff by light ''ruby'' Maltese Cross of Aberdeen, with boxed Aberdeen transit mark in black on flap, filing fold well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS66ve, Photo.
1385 £3000
Surface Printed: 1880–81 'Provisional Issue': The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1/2d. to 5d., the remarkable assembly of all the De La Rue Striking Book pieces for this issue, comprising 1/2d. (2), 1d. (3), 11/2d., 2d. (annotated with plate details on reverse) and 5d., usual condition for these unique proofs. (9). S.G. Spec. K1-K6, cat. £10.050. Ex. Young. Photo.
1835 | £820
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: An unmounted mint collection in seven binders, complete for basic issues from 1971 to 2016, also a wide range of regionals, booklets, Machins, miniature sheets, postage dues, few Smiler sheets, 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Gold Medal Winners sheetlets complete, post and go labels. etc., also a stockbook os used, mainly fine. (100s)
262 £1050
Military Telegraph Stamps: 1887–92 'Jubilee' 1/2d. vermilion in a rare ''O'' control strip of three and 1900 1/2d. blue-green in a mint block of ten from the foot of the pane, overprinted ''ARMY/TELEGRAPHS'' mainly fine mint. Photo.
610 £380
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: Benjamin Edgington: 1859 (Jan. 19) embossed 1d. pink envelope with most attractive advert depicting marquees in the grounds of Windsor Castle, used within London, very fine. Photo.
945 £240
1840 1d. black plate 10 HB, close to good margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS66h. Photo.
1386 £700
Surface Printed: 1880-81 'Provisional Issue' 1/2d. pale green to 5d. indigo set of imprimaturs, good to fine and fresh with part to large part original gum. (5). S.G. Spec. K1-K6, cat. £3,325. Photo.
1836 £320
Queen Elizabeth II: A collection in four stockbooks, incl. 1955 Waterlow set mint, 1958 De La Rue set unmounted mint, 1959 De La Rue set unmounted mint, commemorative issues largely complete from 1953 to 1980 with 1960s phosphor issues unmounted mint, regionals, specialised 1967-70 Machins, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
263 £520
Military Telegraph Stamps: 1895 Army Telegraphs 6d. bisected and used on piece, fine, stated only example known. Photo.
612 | £150
Machine Cancellations: An extensive accumulation of covers and cards in albums and loose contained in six cartons with a range of earlier type machine cancels, later printed commemorative covers, a few Study Circle labels, some foreign items, etc. (many 100's)
946 £220
1840 1d. black plate 10 KG, very fine used with good to enormous margins, displaying a trace of the adjoining impression at top, cancelled by black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS66. Photo.
1387 | £210
Surface Printed: 1880-81 'Provisional Issue', 1/2d. to 5d. selection, incl. 2d. used with neat Bedford c.d.s., 5d. used with neat London c.d.s., 1/2d. left marginal block of four mint, 1/2d. (2), 1d., 11/2d., 2d. and 5d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', etc., mixed condition. (22)
1838 | £150
Queen Elizabeth: An accumulation in a stockbook, on leaves and loose in two cartons, with a large quantity of used mainly decimal Machins incl. blocks and booklet panes, quantity of high values with pre-decimal and decimal Castles, 1993 £10 (12), f.d.c's incl. pre-decimal and decimal Machin booklet panes incl. Prestige, quantity of other covers, 1980 Authoresses set in traffic light blocks of nine, f.d.c, and PHQ cards f.d.i. (two sets), all signed by the designer Barbara Brown, mint with a few presentation packs, accumulation of decimal booklets (a few incomplete) incl. 1972 Wedgwood £1 (2), also 1807 Free entire letter, two early Italian covers, etc. (1000s)
264 £400
Military Telegraph Stamps: Army Telegraphs: 1900-01 Provisional Surcharges ''ONE/SHILLING'' on 5s. pair, one bisected, used on piece, tied by ''ARMY TELEGRAPHS'' datestamps, fine and scarce. Photo.
614 | £600
Cancellations: Salisbury Trial: A group each used with Salisbury trial ''''683'' cancellation, comprising 1857 - 63 die II alphabet III LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 55 ML rose red (R.P.S. certificate, 2005), 1858 2d. blue plates 7 EH, 9 TK and 13 ML, and 1855-57 watermark Emblems 6d., fine strikes. (5)
947 £190
1840 1d. black plate 10 OF, fine used with ample to good margins, lightly cancelled by red Maltese Cross, scarce. S.G. Spec. AS66h, cat. £1,500. Photo.
1388 | £120
Surface Printed: 1880-81 'Provisional Issue' 1/2d., 1d., 11/2d. and 2d., and 1881 1d. lilac, mainly fine unmounted mint. (5)
1839 | £230
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation in twenty five albums and loose, incl. presentation packs, Machins, aerogrammes, covers, booklets, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
265 £230
Military Telegraph Stamps: Army Telegraphs: 1900-01 Provisional ''ONE SHILLING'' on 5s., used on piece with ''ARMY /E-NM/TELEGRAPHS'' datestamp used at Enslin, Bechuanaland, fine and scarce. Photo.
615 | £80
Cancellations: English Spoon Cancellations: 1854-56 two covers both franked 1854-57 1d. both with Reading ''Biscuit'' type spoon cancels.
948 £1700
1d. black plate 11 BL, right marginal example with small to large margins, used with black Maltese Cross, fine. Brandon certificate (2004).S.G. Spec. AS73. Photo.
1389 £300
Surface Printed: 1880–81 'Provisional Issue': The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. die proofs: The following ?? lots are all struck in black on glazed cards (92 x 60mm): A proof of the head die only (used in the production of other values as well), dated ''July 14 1879'' and stamped ''BEFORE/HARDENING'', very fine. S.G. Spec. K3, cat. £1,500. Ex. Young. Photo.
1840 | £140
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly unmounted mint accumulation in five albums and loose, incl. prestige booklets, miniature sheets, Machins, etc. (100s)
266 | £1250
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: A collection on leaves, incl. 1876 3d. carmine plates 1 to 3 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, 1881 3d. carmine plate 5 HA used, 4d. sage-green plate 1 imprimatur, 1877 6d. plate 1 imperforate plate proof in grey overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, plate 2 used HK, 6d. green plate 4 NC imperforate overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, 1880 1s. brown-orange plate 10 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, plate 10 SD and plate 12 EF used, 1881 1s. brown-orange plate 11 AB used, plate 12 imprimatur, plate 12 LL mint, RL used, 1876 5s. rose plate 1 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' typ 9, AD used, plate 2 EI used, 1877 10s. plate 1 CD used, also three Telegraph forms unused, etc. (66)
616 | £220
Cancellations: Telegraphic: 1870-1876. Selection of postage stamps used in the pre-telegraphs stamp period with concentric ring cancellations of the former British and Irish Magnetic Telegraph Company, Incl. 3d. plate 7, 1s. plate 5 (2 examples, one short A row), 9d. plate 4, 2s. blue and 5s.. plate 1, mainly good to fine, 5s. a little grubby. A scarce assemblage. S.G. cat. £1,375. (6)
949 £550
1840 1d. greyish black plate 11 EC, touched at upper left, otherwise with clear to large margins, tied to 1841 (Aug. 25) entire to Hathersage by black Maltese Cross, with framed ''No. 1'' handstamp alongside, pressed filing fold through adhesive barely detracts from appearance. S.G. AS72. Photo.
1390 £450
Surface Printed: 1880–81 'Provisional Issue': The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. die proofs: 1d. die 1 Master Die proof with corner letters M-E-H-R, dated ''Aug 19 1879'' and stamped ''BEFORE/STRIKING'', shows developing crack to the NW corner square, very fine. S.G. Spec. K3, cat. £1,500. Ex. Young. Photo.
1841 | £240
Queen Elizabeth II: An accumulation of pre-decimal issues, mostly in mint and c.d.s. commercially used multiples, some Wilding (incl. wmk. Crowns ordinary 1s.6d.) and Machin complete sheets, Castle no wmk. set in corner blocks of four, quantity of listed flaws, also some earlier, etc.
267 | £150
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: A selection of lower values handstamped specimen type 9 in blocks of four, comprising 1/2d. SI-TJ, 1d. plate 1 SJ-CK, 3d. plate 1 BI-CJ being the only known block of 4 of this plate (margin trimmed at top), 6d plate 1 KE-LF (margin trimmed at top), 1s. green plate 3 RC-SD being the only known multiple of this plate (margin trimmed at base), 1s. brown plate 10 NE-OF with margin attached, 3s. FE-CF (margin trimmed at top). A difficult selection in blocks, fresh with original gum. S.G. cat. £2,540. Ex.Stevenson.
617 | £250
Cancellations: Telegraphic: 1881 onwards selection of postage stamps used in the post telegraphs stamp period incl. selection of rectangular Scottish railway numerals and an Irish diamond numeral on surface printed stamps. Includes Scottish: 1880 6d. on 6d. lilac, 2 (103, ?); 1s. orange-brown plate 13, 2 (50, 95), plate 14, 2 (49, 5x). 1884 3d. lilac, 2 (49, ?); 6d. dull green, 2 (135, 204). 1887 Jubilee 6d., a pair and 2 singles (all 48A). Irish, 1884 21/2d. with double lined diamond (40), rare, fair to fine. A scarce selection with some rarer numerals. S.G. cat. £1,740. (15)
950 £400
1d. black plate 11 JI, touched at top, otherwise close to small margins, used with black Maltese Cross, corner crease, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS73. Photo.
1391 £300
Surface Printed: 1880–81 'Provisional Issue': The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. die proofs: 1d. die 1 Master Die proof without corner letters, dated ''24 DEC 79'' and stamped ''AFTER STRIKING'' (having been taken after a further 12 plates had been made which were never used), shows developing crack to the NW corner square, this proof is vertical format (60 x 92mm), the hub was not fully cleared and part of the punch no. ''236'' appears in reverse at foot, very fine. S.G. Spec. K3, cat. £1,500. Ex. Young. Photo.
1842 | £140
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 1971 to 1998, a mainly unmounted mint collection in an album, incl. basic sets, Machins, regionals, etc., also an album of Channel islands, mostly fine. (100s)
268 | £150
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: A selection handstamped specimen comprising 1d. plate 2 vertical pair GK-GL type 9, 1d. plate 2 SJ type 10, 1d. plate 3 TL type 9, 3d. plate 1 HE type 10, 3d. plate 2 IA type 9, 4d. OD type 11 and MF type 9 (trimmed wing margin), 6d. KG type 11, 1s. plate 1 CC type 10, 1s. plate 6 BE type 9, 1s. plate 8 HB type 9, 3s. block of 4 PG-QH type 9 with part marginal inscription, 5s. type 9, 10s. type 11 and £1 type 9, very mixed condition. S.G. cat. £3,005. Ex Stevenson.
618 | £85
Cancellations: Telegraphic: 1881 onwards selection of postage stamps used in the post telegraphs stamp period incl. selection of English circular railway numerals on high values. 1884 2s.6d. lilac, 2 (189, 553A); 5s. rose, 3 (all 529); 10s. ultramarine, 2 (162, 1372). A scarce group, in mixed condition but all with additional box cancels and crayon lines as typical for this usage. S.G. cat. £2,120. (7)
951 £1400
1840 1d. greyish black plate 11 TE, very fine used with large even margins, cancelled by black Maltese Cross, matched with fine four margined 1d. red-brown. S.G. Spec. AS72, cat. £4,500. Photo.
1392 £300
Surface Printed: 1880–81 'Provisional Issue': The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. die proofs: 1d. die 2 Master Die proof without corner letters, dated ''27 AUG 79'' and endorsed 'No. 2 die/soft' (dies 2 and 3 were never hardened as the design became obsolete), very fine. S.G. Spec. K3, cat. £1,500. Ex. Young. Photo.
1843 | £480
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A collection of minor varieties and flaws in three albums, two stockbooks and two folders, incl. colour shifts, retouches, phosphor omitted with Scotland 1967-70 1s.6d. unmounted mint, etc. (100's)
269 £1200
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1868-69 Essays produced shortly after the signing of the ''Telegraph Act'' of 1868 by the anaglytograph process. Most likely these designs were for telegraph forms and show the Queens head in silhouette on yellowish white card. Two examples, one in black (73 x 55mm) and one in green (70 x 64mm). Both have some stain spots as usual on these. Very rare with most known examples in institution collections with just three or four known in private hands. Almost all known examples have been cut down making this pair especially interesting. A key telegraph piece. Ex Stevenson. Photo.
619 | £150
Cancellations: Telegraphic: 1881 onwards selection of postage stamps used in the post telegraphs stamp period incl. selection of circular English railway numerals on surface printed stamps. Includes: 8d. orange (528b) – rare to find on this value. 1880 3d. rose plate 21 (1448); 3d. on 3d. lilac, 2 (1167, x91A); 6d. grey plate 18 (403); 6d. on 6d. lilac (1459); 1s. orange-brown plate 13 (1139) and plate 14 (682). 1881 1d. lilac, 2 (206, 1564). 1884 3d. lilac (72); 6d. dull green (587); 1s. dull green, 3 (396, 596, ?). 1887 Jubilee 9d., 2 (both 681) and 1s. green (553). Condition very mixed, generally average to poor with the odd better example, most with crayon marks as usual for this period. Some rarer numerals. S.G. cat. £2,834. (18)
952 | £2900
1840 2d. blue plate 1, a used group comprising AA, CF, CJ, CK, EC (3), GF, GK, HE, IA, KE, NF, MA, OA, OC, QI, RE, SE and TH, most with four margins and used with Maltese Cross, mainly good to fine. (20)
1393 £300
Surface Printed: 1880–81 'Provisional Issue': The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. die proofs: 1d. die 3 Master Die proof without corner letters, dated ''Sep 1 79'' and stamped ''3'' and ''BEFORE HARDENING'' (dies 2 and 3 were never hardened as the design became obsolete), very fine. S.G. Spec. K3, cat. £1,500. Ex. Young. Photo.
1844 | £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation of covers and cards, incl. f.d.c's with some Benham silks, P.H.Q. cards, etc. (few 100s)
270 £300
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1875(c.) adopted head die proof in carmine on glazed card (92 x 60mm), without markings, the impression slightly weak at upper left. Very fine. S.G. Spec. vol. 1, page 303, cat. £2,750. Ex Young. Photo.
620 | £50
Cancellations: Telegraphic: A selection of telegraphic cancellations on postage stamps comprising 1887 1s. green Jubilee pair on part telegraph form cancelled ''Manchester Grandstand'', one stamp missing corner but excellent colour plus a single with a Newmarket Grandstand cancel. 1884 2s.6d. lilac with Central Telegraph Office c.d.s. and 1871 1s. plate 5 with a Birmingham Telegraph Office c.d.s., also 1s. brown orange, 3d. lilac and 1s. green Jubilee with part coloured obliterations (2 with large ''CANCELLED'' handstamps, possibly telegraphic). Very mixed condition. S.G. cat. £550.
953 £420
1840 2d. blue plate 1 AL, small to huge margins with part of adjoining impression at left, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
1395 £1000
Surface Printed: 1880–81 'Provisional Issue': The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. AL colour trial in mauve, perf. 14 on watermarked paper without gum, very fine. S.G. Spec. K3, cat. from £4,500. Ex. Young. Photo.
1848 | £55
Queen Elizabeth II: An accumulation of mainly 1960s and 1970s f.d.c's and presentation packs, all different. (100s)
271 | £260
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1/2d. to 1s. small selection of used examples, comprising 1/2d., 1d. plate 2, 3d. plate 2 (2), 3d. plate 3, 1s. plates 1, 3, 4 (2) and 6, mixed condition. Cat. £593. Ex Stevenson. (10)
621 £110
Exhibitions: 1891 Royal Naval Exhibition 1/2d. brown postcard and 1d. pink stationery envelope (some cover faults) with special blue cachet. Photo.
954 £150
1840 2d. blue plate 1 CF (basal shift), very fine used, with good even margins, lightly cancelled by black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. DS5c. Photo.
1396 £1100
Surface Printed: 1880–81 'Provisional Issue': The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 11/2d. colour trial in carmine-pink, perf. 14 on gummed, watermarked paper, a lower left corner marginal example, very fine and fresh. Very scarce. S.G. Spec. K4, cat. from £3,000. Ex. Young. Photo.
1849 | £45
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation of mainly covers and cards in sixteen folders and loose, incl. f.d.c's, commemorative cancellations, postal stationery with air letters, PHQ cards unused and used, duplication, etc. (many 100s)
272 | £820
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1/2d. to £5 selection of unused and used examples comprising 1/2d. (2 used 1 unused), 1d. plate 1 (4 used), plate 2 (2 used) plate 3 (1 unused), 3d. plate 1 (1 used, 1 unused). plate 2 (7 used, 3 unused), plate 3 (1 used), plate 4 on crown 1 used, 4d. (3 used), 6d. plate 1 (2 used, 1 unused), plate 2 (1 used) plate 2 on crown (1 used), 1s. plate 2 (1 used), plate 4 (8 used), plate 5 (19 used inc. block of 4), plate 6 (3 used), plate 7 (1 used 1 unused), plate 8 (1 used, 1 unused), plate 9 (1 used), plate 10 (3 used), plate 11 brown-orange (2 used), 3s. (4 used), 5s. plate 1 (6 used), plate 2 perf. 14 (1 used), 10s. (3 used), £1 (2 used), £5 (1 used, poor), mixed condition. Cat. £13,600 approx. Ex Stevenson. (90)
622 | £200
Exhibitions: A selection on leaves and loose, incl. 1901 Glasgow, 1908 Franco-British, 1910 Japan-British, postcards, labels, etc. (few 100's)
955 £140
1840 2d. pale blue plate 1 CL, used with small to large margins, neatly cancelled by near complete upright red Maltese Cross, pressed bend at upper right and some peripheral toning, otherwise fine and attractive. S.G. Spec. DS6. Photo.
1397 £750
Surface Printed: 1880–81 'Provisional Issue': The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 11/2d. colour trial in blue, perf. 14 on gummed, watermarked paper, very fine and fresh. Very scarce. S.G. Spec. K4, cat. from £3,000. Ex. Young. Photo.
1850 | £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets: A selection in three folders, incl. Prestige, a few panes and earlier items, etc. (few 100's)
273 | £90
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1/2d. orange plate 5 AD-CI, a very fresh mint left marginal block of eighteen (3 x 6), centred to left, a few gum creases and AD creased, otherwise fine with all but one stamp unmounted, also 1876 1d. red-brown plate 2 II-JJ block of four overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, very fine with gum (unmounted). S.G. T1 & 2s, cat. £764+ (as singles). Ex Young.
623 | £220
Exhibitions: 1938 Glasgow Exhibition, a comprehensive collection on leaves and loose, incl. August O.H.M.S. envelope with meter mark and slogan cachet in red, October 26th. large O.H.M.S. envelope depicting all available postal markings available in the Branch Office, bag labels, postcards, souvenir cards, Advertising slogans, ephemera, etc. (few 100's)
956 £320
1840 2d. pale blue plate 1 DD, small to large margins, used with black Maltese Cross, scissor cut in margin clear of design, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (2004). S.G. Spec. DS6. Photo.
1400 £150
Surface Printed: 1880–81 'Provisional Issue': The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 5d. colour trials, a set of four Postal Fiscal 1881 die 4 1d. colour trials in grey-blue, claret, dull purple and brown-purple, perf. 14 on gummed watermarked paper for this value. S.G. Spec. L123, cat. £840. Ex. Young. Photo. These trials were also submitted by De La Rue when quoting for the proposed Parcel Post stamps.
1851 | £90
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets: A collection in a booklet album with a few Wilding 2s. and 4s.6d. editions, pre-decimal Machin 2s. to 10s. complete (less 6s. claret cover editions), and decimal Machin stitched books complete (less 10p. Apr. 1973), some duplicates, etc.
274 £2200
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1/2d. orange plate 5 HA-TL mint part sheet of 156, with full original gum, handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' type 9. The largest known multiple of any of the Telegraphs and a rare and wonderful survivor. Some folds, creases etc., as would be expected for a block this size but all things considered in very good condition and a superb looking piece. Has intact margins to three sides with both central sheet ornaments, the ''HALFPENNY'' inscription and one plate and current number. Includes some interesting handstamp varieties including a double impression on stamp RC and a very unusual additional handstamp centrally struck in the OA-PB block of four such that part of the overprint is on all four stamps. S.G. T1s, cat. £10,140. Photo.
624 £700
Essays, Proofs and Trials: 1841 2d. blue proof from small trial plate of 12 without corner letters, left marginal single with upright watermark, fine without gum. S.G. Spec. DP43, cat. £1,800. Photo.
957 £250
1840 2d. blue plate 1 DL, just touched at upper right, otherwise with small to large margins, affixed to 1840 (July 18) cover from Trowbridge to Neath, neatly cancelled by upright red Maltese Cross, with ''TROWBRIDGE'' twin arc date stamp at lower left, fine and attractive. S.G. Spec. DS5, cat. £2,500. Photo.
1402 £600
Surface Printed: The 1881 Unified One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: A die proof of the Queen's head die (no. 235) engraved by Daniel Pound, from which a punch (no. 238) was used for the new 1d. Unified, in black with rectangular background of horizontal lines, uncleared surround, on glazed card cut down to 20 x 27mm and mounted in sunken card (30 x 72mm) used for exhibition purposes, very fine. An important proof. Photo.
1852 | £380
The following ten lots comprise Queen Elizabeth II postal history, all are commercial covers Queen Elizabeth II: Postal History: A pre-decimal selection with telegrams, parcel labels, registered covers, pieces, many franked with Castle issues, etc. (55 items)
275 | £100
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1/2d. orange plate 5 KA-ND mint block of sixteen, thirteen stamps unmounted, perfs. trimmed at top and other minor perf. faults to edges, odd small tone spot on reverse and minor gum creasing, large part original gum, AA-BB block of four in similar condition, with plate number attached – margin with plate number and adjacent stamp fine unmounted mint, scarce, plus block of four handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' type 9 with margin, very fine unmounted mint. S.G. T1, cat. £820. Ex Stevenson.
626 £110
Treasury Competition and Later Essays, Proofs and Trials: John Dickinson: 1837 London District Post 1d. letter sheet essay in yellow-buff on Dickinson's special silk thread paper, folded, a few imperfections, otherwise fine. Photo.
958 £260
1840 2d. blue plate 1 EB good margins and black Maltese Cross, slight vertical crease and II with good margins and red Maltese Cross. Photo.
1403 £230
Surface Printed: The 1881 Unified One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: The Pearl motif in the 1d. lilac frame, three ''BEFORED HARDENING'' die proofs in black on glazed cards (92 x 60mm), being Ceylon 1872–80 2r.50c. dated ''Nov 27, 1878'', 1887 1r.12c. dated ''7 AUG 85'', with 14 pearls and 17 pearls in each corner respectively, echoing the change from 14 to 16 pearls of the 1881 1d., and India 1882–90 1/2a. dated ''19 MAY 81'' and endorsed 'Punch/no 44' in red ink, the design bearing a marked similarity to the 1881 1d. (the Indian design was submitted on December 3rd 1880, while the proposed design for the 1881 was submitted to the Board on April 17th 1881). The last a little soiled, otherwise fine. Photo.
1853 | £80
Queen Elizabeth II: Postal History: A group of special delivery and registered decimal covers, a few pieces, mostly with Machin frankings, some with additional commemoratives, a few uncancelled. (51)
276 £40
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1/2d. orange plate 5 RC imprimatur, no gum and small mark on front. A maximum of 17 examples of this value remain in private hands (Ex Conrad Graham). S.G. Spec. L201, cat. £350. Ex Stevenson. Photo.
627 | £500
Essays, Proofs and Trials: A proof in deep carmine on wove paper (132 x 199mm) of the design, made for covering the reverse side of a specimen banknote, submitted to the Bank of England in 1822, the centre band shows the engine-turned background finally selected for the 1840 1d. and 2d., also three other proofs used for stamps and non philatelic items, very fine.
959 £450
1840 2d. blue plate 1 EG-EJ strip of four, cut into at left, otherwise close to good margins, used with black Maltese Crosses, fine. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
1404 | £250
Surface Printed: The 1881 Unified One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: Original piece no. 832 from De La Rue ink receipe book for 'Receipt Purple' used for 'Indian Receipt' and with note in red 'This Recipe remain(s) the same except in the case of dry Receipt Color which is the New Receipt as in No. 952', photocopies of recipes 950, 951 and 952 each for '1d. Unified Postage', each with the appropriate block of four Queen Victoria large head dummy stamp attached, some staining as usual. Photo.
1855 | £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Postal History: An accumulation of internal and external mainly decimal Machin covers, incl. registered, F.P.O. cancellations, also a few pre-decimal items. (approx. 165)
277 | £110
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1d. red-brown, a selection of marginal plate 1 specimen blocks, incl. NA-QC block of twelve, handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' type 10, top marginal with marginal inscription ''ONE PENNY'', AB-CE block of twelve, handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, left hand marginal with plate number attached, double perforations to margin, IA-LB block of eight, handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, top marginal with central ornament in margin. A nice looking trio of positional pieces from this plate, some gum wrinkles, minor creasing and perf. faults as would be expected but all with large part original gum and most stamps unmounted. S.G. cat. £1,760. Ex Stevenson.
629 £350
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Whiting: A cameo in decorative frame of Queen Adelaide in colourless relief with buff, and red with blue surround (cut-down), removed from a copy of ''THE ROYAL CAMEO SCRAP BOOK OF EMBOSSED HEADS'', slight trace of ageing, otherwise fine and an excellent example of the Congreve printing method. Photo.
961 £150
1840 2d. blue plate 1 FB, close to small margins, used with Manchester 'fishtail' Maltese Cross. R.P.S. certificate (1987). S.G. Spec. DS5ve. Photo.
1405 | £2600
Surface Printed: 1881 die 1 14 dots 1d. lilac and 1d. die II a mainly mint collection on leaves, incl. die 1 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, die II imprimaturs (2), 1d. watermark inverted in a block of four with interval margin, a good range og controls with ''A'' single, ''B'' (4), ''C'' (2), etc. (few 100's)
1856 | £60
Queen Elizabeth II: Postal History: An accumulation of decimal Machin covers to European destinations, some p.p.c's. range of rates, etc. (approx. 115)
278 £70
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1d. plate 2 PH-PI used vertical pair on receipt form, cancelled with crisp ''Central Telegraph Office'' c.d.s's. Scarce. Ex Stevenson. Photo.
630 £420
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Whiting: 1839 Treasury Competition, the ''HARWOODS/ENVELOPES'' essay, reprint in green, few creases and small tears, otherwise fine. Photo.
963 £400
1840 2d. blue plate 1 GC, small to good margins, used with Greenock Maltese Cross in black, tiny crease at top, otherwise fine. Brandon certificate (2005). S.G. Spec. DS6va. Photo.
1406 | £420
Surface Printed: 1881 1d. lilac, a selection, incl. die I mint, die II imprimatur, example with frame break at base used, imperf. plate proofs in lilac on green (2), two examples overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', unmounted mint pair with extra row of perforations, two examples with offsets on reverse (one with three part impressions and the other with full impression), used example with ''SDC'' perfin, two bisects used on piece, example with part Bickerdike machine cancellation on piece, strip of three with paquebot cancellation, few officials with Army ''OFFICIAI'' mint (not guaranteed), etc., mixed condition. (41)
1857 | £75
Queen Elizabeth II: Postal History: A group of decimal Machin covers, all to European destinations, various rates, p.p.c's, etc. (approx. 95)
279 £50
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1d. red-brown imprimaturs, plate 2 SL cut close on right hand side, plate 3 SL cut close and thin to top, both with registration dates in pencil on reverse and part original gum. Only a maximum of nine of each plate are in private hands. Rare. Ex Conrad Graham. S.G. Spec. L203, L204, cat. £700. Ex Stevenson. Photo.
631 £260
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Whiting: 1839 Treasury Competition, the ''HARWOODS/ENVELOPES'' essay, reprint in brown, few small tears, otherwise fine. Photo.
964 £170
1840 2d. blue plate 1 GH, small margins, used with black Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
1407 £350
Surface Printed: 1881 die 1 14 dots 1d. lilac, die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''6 MAY 81'' and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', fine. S.G. Spec. K7, cat. £1,500. Photo.
1858 | £50
Queen Elizabeth II: Postal History: A group of decimal Machin covers, used internally, a few pre-decimal, some pieces. (62)
280 £130
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1d. plate 3 OL die proof in black on glazed white card (91 x 60mm), dated ''July 26 1875'' and endorsed ''BEFORE STRIKING''. The 1d. die proofs are scarce and this is the only known example of this plate. S.G. Spec. L204, cat. £800. Ex Stevenson. Photo.
633 | £260
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Whiting Embossed Essays: 1840 embossed oval ''PAID'' essay in carmine, from the 1848 Art Union Journal, Congreve Method 1d. essay in blue and red and in red and blue on wove paper (faults), also James Chalmers 1838 ''General Postage./NOT/EXCEEDING/HALF/AN OUNCE./One Penny.'' and ''General Postage./NOT/EXCEEDING/ONE/OUNCE./Twopence'' reprinted in red on white wove paper, three engine turned designs in black on wove paper,
965 £520
1840 2d. blue plate 1 HB, good to huge margins with part of the adjoining impression at left and right, used with black Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
1409 £110
Surface Printed: 1881 die 1 14 dots 1d. lilac plate 3 imprimatur, a top-left corner example (numbered in pencil on margin), with gum. S.G. Spec. K7, cat. £420. Photo.
1860 | £80
Queen Elizabeth II: Postal History: A group of covers showing a range of postal services incl. registered, special delivery, recorded, express, postage due, stationery envelopes, some pre-decimal, etc., a few are pieces. (55)
281 £160
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1d. red-brown plate 3 AA-BB, mint top corner marginal block of four with plate number and imprinted duty in blue. Very rare being the only known example as such from this plate. Large part original gum with stamps unmounted. Some light staining to reverse of margins from old mounts. S.G. Spec. L204, cat. £140 (as singles). Ex Stevenson. Photo.
634 £110
Treasury Competition and Later Essays: Charles Whiting Embossed Essays: 1840 embossed oval ''POSTAGE ONE PENNY'' essay (Huggins E18) in pale red on wove paper, cut to shape and affixed to piece, slight staining, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
967 £350
1840 2d. blue plate 1 MC, small to good margins, used with near complete red Maltese Cross in an orange shade, fine. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
1410 £500
Surface Printed: 1881 die I 14 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. lilac variety watermark inverted, fine used, very scarce. S.G. 170Wi, cat. £600. Ex. Young. Photo.
1861 | £130
Queen Elizabeth II: Postal History: A miscellaneous accumulation of covers and pieces incl. postage due, certificates of posting, parcel labels, pre-decimal and decimal, many high values, etc. (few 100s)
282 £270
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1d. red-brown imprimaturs from the abnormal plates, plate 4 BL cut close and plate 5 RA with good margins, both with registration dates in pencil on reverse and part original gum. A maximum of 9 examples of plate 4 and 17 examples of plate 5 are in private hands. Rare with imprimaturs being the only source of stamps from these unissued plates. Ex Conrad Graham. cat. £700. Ex Stevenson. Photo.
635 £140
Treasury Competition and Later Essays: Charles Whiting Embossed Essays: 1840 embossed oval ''POSTAGE ONE PENNY'' essay (Huggins E18) in pale red on wove paper, cut to shape and affixed to piece, slight staining, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
969 £500
1840 2d. blue plate 1 NH-NI pair, small to good margins, used with crisp red Maltese Crosses, fine. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
1417 £600
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d., an imperforate plate proof in black on thick unwatermarked white wove paper, pencil note 'Lot 41, Robson Lowe, 15-10-47' on reverse, very fine and very rare. Only 12 units have been cut from the 135 proof sheets in the British Library, four are in the Royal collection and six in the Tapling collection. S.G. Spec. K8. Ex. Young. Photo.
1863 | £240
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: A specialised unmounted mint collection in a stockbook, incl. 1952-54, 1955-58, 1958-65 and 1960-67 to 1s.6d., 1958-61 graphite lines set, 1959 phosphor-graphite set, wide range of watermarks, shades, booklet stamps, coils, green, blue and violet phosphors, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
283 £170
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1d. red-brown unissued plate 5 TH imprimatur, very fine and fresh with gum. S.G. Spec. L202/4, cat. £350. Photo.
636 | £80
Postal Stationery: Essays and Trials: Charles Whiting: The page of reprinted essays from the 1848 Art Union Journal, damaged clear of the essays which are fine.
971 £230
1840 2d. blue plate 1 PH with small to large margins, used with black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
1422 £600
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. colour trials in contrasting shades of green and blue-green, perf. 14 on gummed Crown watermarked white paper, former regummed, latter with part original gum (heavily mounted with hinge remainders), otherwise fine. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 253, cat. from £3,250 each. Ex. Young. Photo.
1865 | £150
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: A duplicated mint accumulation in two stockbooks, on leaves and loose in a carton, with singles and multiples, cream and whiter papers, watermark varieties, graphites, phosphor-graphites, coil strips and a few part coils, selection of booklet panes, range of Crowns wmk. ordinary and phosphor cylinder blocks, training bars, a few constant flaws, etc., varied condition. (few 1000s)
284 £900
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1881 watermark Crown sideways inverted 3d. CK perforated colour trials (3), in orange, blue and green, blue with small thin spot, otherwise fine with part to large part original gum. These trials originally came to the market as blocks of twelve in the three colours. The blocks when split became sets and five are in private hands. S.G. Spec. L208, cat. £4,350. Ex Young. Photo.
637 | £120
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Whiting: The page of reprinted essays from the 1848 Art Union Journal (faults) also a proof of the 5d. banknote duty printed by the congreve method
972 £480
1840 2d. blue plate 1 QB, small to good margins, used with 1844-type London numeral cancellation in black, fine. S.G. Spec. DS5xc. Photo.
1426 £110
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. lilac affixed to piece (114 x 188mm, folded in half for display) from De La Rue records with trial embossed ''NEWCASTLE ON TYNE/29/1/91'' cancellation, inscribed '5. Newcastle' at upper left, very fine. Ex. Young. Photo. From the 'Homersham' scheme which involved 'applying adhesive stamps to documents to express the stamps duty with an overprint embossed cancelling stamp'. Seven dies were cut, each with a different town name and dated 29.1.91, but De La Rue were ambivalent about the scheme when asked to comment on February 20th 1885.
1866 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 1/2d. orange-red whiter paper in a vertical tete-beche pair (lightly folded through perfs.). one with very light bend otherwise fine unmounted mint. B.P.A. certificate (1969). S.G. Spec. S5, see footnote, cat. £2,250. Photo.
285 £140
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 3d. plate 4 HH on crown, an average used example of this scarce stamp which is so often missing from most telegraph collections, cancelled ''STIRLING DE 1881''. A little grubby. S.G. T4, cat. £250. Ex Stevenson. Photo.
638 | £50
Treasury Competition and Later Essays: Charles Whiting: The page of reprinted essays from the 1848 Art Union Journal, usual peripheral imperfections clear of the essays.
974 £210
1840 2d. deep full blue plate 1 RR, close to small margins, used with black Maltese Cross, fine. B.P.A. certificate (2006). S.G. Spec. DS1. Photo.
1429 £2300
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d., a selection of mint corner marginal control items (12), comprising marginal setting (1B) with no marginal rule, controls ''A'' and ''B'' strips of three and controls ''I'' and ''J'' pairs; marginal setting (2) with marginal rule, plate 65 (the first to be registered with marginal rule) controls ''G'' and ''K'' pairs and controls ''H'', ''I'', ''J'' and ''L'' strips of three, all with perf. margins; and control ''O'' over ''N'' pair with imperf. margin (plate 87), and corner marginal piece for R20/8–12 with the corner stamp remaining, with perf. margin (plate 90), condition a little varied but a very scarce group. S.G. Spec. K8, cat. £8,830 (incl. 50% premium for corner marginal pairs). Ex. Young. Photo.
1867 £380
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 4d. deep ultramarine whiter paper variety double impression, a few light gum wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint, very scarce. Brandon certificate (2003) for a pair. S.G. 576ae, cat. £3,000, EC GBR1164b. Photo.
287 £60
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 4d. to 1s. small selection of colour trials and standards, comprising 4d. plate 1 IC imperf. colour trial, in close to issued colour, handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, fine mounted mint and the hardest of all the colour trials to find as most exist in large blocks. 6d. plate 1 RB imperf. colour trial in close to the issued colour, handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, fine mounted mint large part original gum. 1s. plate 4 DI-DJ imperf. colour standard, superb fresh unmounted mint pair. S.G. Spec. cat. £525. Ex Stevenson.
639 | £110
Treasury Competition and Later Essays: Charles Whiting Embossed Essays: 1840 embossed oval ''PAID'' essay in carmine (32 x 35mm), from the 1862 reprint, few minor faults. Photo.
975 £2100
1840 2d. blue plate 1 SF, with small to large margins, used on 1840 (June 18) entire written at ''New York, 7 May, 1840'' to Mackinnon, Nr. Antrim, adhesive applied and cancelled at Glasgow by red Maltese Cross, vertical filing folds well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. DS5, cat. £2,500. Photo.
1430 £720
1881 die II 1d. in a mint lower strip of twelve without control, also ''POSTAGE'' watermark inverted in the margin (stamps with upright watermark), fine and rare. Photo.
1868 £120
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 4d. deep ultramarine whiter paper variety imperforate between stamp and top margin, in a vertical pair with normal, light gum bend otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. S85c, cat. £350, EC GBR1164a. Photo.
288 £75
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 4d. die proof in black on glazed white card (91 x 60mm), without plate number or check letters, dated ''Nov 6 1876'', without endorsement. Clipped corner. S.G. Spec. L211, cat. £800. Ex Stevenson. Photo.
640 | £400
Essays, Proofs and Trials: 1879-80 Tender, a selection on leaves, incl. Perkins Bacon, De La Rue, McCorqudale dummy stamps in black and claret, etc. (44)
976 £500
1840 2d. blue plate 1 TF, lower marginal example with part inscription, otherwise small margins, used with black Maltese Cross, fine. R.P.S. certificate (1988). S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
1431 £350
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. lilac control ''V'' corner marginal strip of three, with a spectacular printing variety due to a double paper fold resulting in the control being omitted and part of the corner stamp unprinted, the missing portions being printed on the reverse, fine mint. Ex. Young. Photo.
1869 | £160
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Coils: 1958 cream paper 2d. light red-brown ''T'' sideways delivery, sideways watermark, complete coils comprising ''2'' (4), ''5'' (2) and 9, mainly fine.
290 £190
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 6d. grey watermark Spray sideways plate 1 AH imprimatur and 1881 watermark Crown sideways-inverted plate 2 JJ no gum imprimatur. Only nine examples of plate 1 and approx. twice that of plate 2 are in private hands. S.G. 212P, 214P. Photo.
641 £5500
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Security Endorsement Experiments: 1889(c.) trials with face values printed on reverse under the gum, a set of four comprising 1881 die II 1d. lilac with ''One/Penny'' underprint, 1887–92 'Jubilee' 1/2d. with ''Half-/Penny'', 11/2d with ''11/2d.'' and 2d. with ''2d.'', each hinged on both sides and all with pinholes. S.G. Spec. K8n, cat. £1,600, K27p, cat. £4,500, the 11/2d. and 2d. unlisted. Photo. It is believed that three sets of these trials are known, all have pinholes.
977 £180
1840 2d. blue plate 1 TJ, fine used with good even margins, neatly cancelled light red Maltese Cross, attractive with strong colour, in presentation folder. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
1432 £150
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 1d. lilac, a mint upper right corner marginal block of 10 (2 x 5) showing a most unusual watermark variety, the ''P'' of the marginal double lined ''POSTAGE'' watermark being replaced by a single lined version which has become detached and is lying at an angle at the left of [R3/12], minor natural gum creases and a little soiled, otherwise fine. S.G. 172var. Photo.
1870 | £380
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: Booklet Panes: A mint collection in an binder, with panes of two, four and six, with se-tenant and label panes, cream and whiter papers, perf. types with some I(1/2v), a few graphite, coloured phosphors, inverted wmks., sideways wmks. both left and right, a few with cylinder numbers, some duplication, etc., mixed perfs. but many good, all apparently unmounted. (approx. 215 panes)
291 £100
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 6d. plate 1 FE-HH, colour trial block of twelve in close to the issued colour, imperforate and handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, large part original gum, some staining. S.G. Spec. cat. £1,560. Ex Stevenson. Photo.
642 £300
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: U.P.U.: ''UNION POSTALE UNIVERSELLE./ANNEXE A LA CIRCULAIRE DU BUREAU INTERNATIONAL,/DU FEVRIER 1879, No. 45.'' with '3438' added in manuscript, appendix sheet (222 x 302mm) with stamp sized engine turned samples for the U.P.U. specified colours for the 5 centimes (green), 10 centimes (red) and 25 centimes (blue), three of each arranged in horizontal rows, the sheet folded for display with the lower two rows folded under. Photo.
978 | £1750
1840 2d. blue plate 2, a selection, comprising AB, CF, DF (steel blue), ED-EE pair, EK, JB, JG, KC used with Maltese Cross in black, FJ and IH with Maltese Cross in red, and MX with Maltese Cross in blue shade, most with four margins, mainly good to fine.
1434 | £380
1881 die II 1d., a group of mint perf. selvage controls, incl. B, D, E, F, G, (2), I (2), J (2), X inverted, etc., some unmounted, mixed condition. (36 items)
1871 | £210
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklets: 1s. and 2s. booklet collection, incl. 2s. lemon cover sideways wmk. plain booklet editions complete (less Apr. 1962, July 1962 and Jan. 1963), plus phosphor Apr. 1961, orange cover plain and phosphor editions complete (less Oct. 1966 phosphor), Jan. 1968 book with se-tenant pane missing phosphor, a few duplicates, etc.a few with cover imperfections, mainly fine. (65)
292 £720
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1876 watermark spray 1s. green plate 6 FI-JL pane of twenty (5 x 4) showing ''TELEGRAPHS ONE SHILLING.'' inscription, very fine and fresh mint with large part to full original gum (13 stamps unmounted), very rare. S.G. Spec. L220. Ex Young. Photo.
643 £400
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: 1885 embossed 1s. green die 13 dated 17.2.85, eight examples overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' vertically, struck on a piece from writing paper bearing part of the General Post Office seal, with pencil instruction initialled by T. Peacock, a senior officer in the Inland Revenue Stamping Department 'Stamp with/1/- Tel Die', further endorsed in red ink 'Paper of this quality can be satisfactorily stamped/T. Peacock. 17.2.85', some faults but a spectacular piece. Photo. The Stamp Committee of 1884–86 made extensive enquiries into the feasibility of using embossing for postage stamps.
979 | £1050
1840 2d. blue plate 2, a selection, comprising JI used with Scottish numeral, LJ used with town c.d.s's, OD used with ''?30'' barred numeral, and TA used with indistinct barred numeral, mainly fine. (4)
1435 | £190
1881 die II 1d., a group of covers bearing this issue, incl. 1895 (May 3) envelope to Tunbridge Wells bearing 1d. tied NPB rectangle, 1896 (Aug. 10) cover to Dublin bearing 1d. tied House of Commons duplex, 1896 (Mar. 13) envelope to Belgium bearing 1d. (1) and Jubilee 1/2d. and 3d., 1900 (Sep. 21) picture postcard from Jersey to Versailles bearing 1d. tied St Malo c.d.s., also 1d. used on piece with Beaconsfield squared circle and British Army S Africa c.d.s. alongside, etc. (17 covers and 3 pieces)
1872 | £500
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklets: 2s.6d. booklet collection, 1953 to 1957 with most editions present, composites incl. Sept. 1953 PPR 15mm (2), selection of mixed wmk. variations, some with cylinder panes, etc. (66)
293 £80
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1s. plate 8 FK-GL mint marginal block of four, displaying marginal inscription ''TELEGRAPHS'', with large part original gum, three stamps fresh unmounted mint. S.G. T8, cat. £720. Ex Stevenson. Photo.
644 £190
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Bradbury Wilkinson: A line engraved die proof of the Queen's head facing right, oval shaded background, cleared surround, in black on soft sunken card (140 x 217mm), some peripheral age staining clear of proof, otherwise fine. Bradbury Wilkinson's essay no. 4 had a head facing left in a frame reminiscent of the 1880 New South Wales 2d. Stamp Duty design (and of their 11/2d. essay of that year). This frame was also used with this head facing right as a sample stamp at this time. Photo.
980 £280
1840 2d. blue plate 2 CD, small to good margins, used with near complete black Scottish Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
1436 £190
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. bluish lilac, an upper right corner marginal block of twelve (6 x 2) overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, four stamps with small splits caused by individual letters of the overprints, otherwise very fine and fresh with gum (stamps unmounted), usual gum wrinkles. S.G. 172a,s cat. £720+. Ex. Young. Photo.
1873 | £580
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklets: 3s. booklet collection, 1958 to 1965, with plain books (45), mainly different, a few wmk. variations, and phosphor books (12), some duplicates, a few with ink notes on covers, mainly fine. (57)
294 £140
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1s. brown-orange plate 12 imprimaturs comprising, SC watermark spray, good margins but no gum and pen marks to front, AD watermark crown, close margins cut into on left, part original gum. A maximum of nine on spray and twenty on crown remain in private hands. Rare. Cat. £625. Ex Conrad Graham, Ex Stevenson. Photo.
645 £400
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Bradbury Wilkinson: 1879 'Hope Seated' essay Tender no 3252 1d. essay, the design showing 'Hope seated' leaning on an anchor, with ''BRADBURY WILKINSON & CO'' above, and ''POSTAGE ONE PENNY'' below, an imperforate block of four in pale blue on unwatermarked, ungummed cream wove paper, manuscript endorsement 'printing' on reverse. Very fine. Photo.
981 £800
1840 2d. blue plate 2 EH, small margins, used with ''?/DE 8/1842'' c.d.s., fine. R.P.S. certificate (1987). S.G. Spec. DS8xb. Photo.
1437 £1150
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. mauve, an imperforate lower marginal example with control ''M'', exceptionally fine mint with large part original gum, minor wrinkles, superb colour. Very rare. S.G. Spec. K8e, cat. £7,000 for a pair. Ex. Young. Photo. No imprimaturs were registered with controls ''E'', ''L'' or ''M'' so this cannot have emanated from a spare registration sheet.
1874 | £170
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklets: 3s.9d. booklet collection, 1953 to 1957 with editions complete, plus one duplicate and Oct. 1955 wmk. variation, a few with cylinder panes, etc. (22)
295 £100
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 3s. die proof in black on glazed white card (91 x 60mm), without plate number or check letters, dated ''Oct 19 1876'' and without endorsement. S.G. Spec. cat. £800. Ex Stevenson. Photo.
646 £520
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Bradbury Wilkinson: 1879 1d. essay (no. 7) using the Transvaal-Falklands 'Bourne' engraved head, in violet, an imperforate marginal example on ungummed wove paper, light creases and touched at lower left, otherwise fine This essay is often wrongly attributed to Canada, it was used on anchor watermarked paper, in shades of lilac and brown, as well as the U.P.U. colours.. Also Transvaal 1878 1/2d. imperforate plate proof block of four in black on thin wove paper with vertical pen lines, the head was used for Bradbury's Tender essay no. 2, Tasmania Beer Duty ''ONE FIRKIN/TWO SHILLINGS & THREE PENCE'' which used the same head, unused, vertical creases and other faults but good appearance, and ''TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON/COURT FEE'' lithographed 10s. black on magenta pane of ten (5 x 2) endorsed 'File copy' and each stamp with central punch hole. Photo.
983 £270
1840 2d. deep blue plate 2 HG, very fine used, with small to large margins, neatly cancelled by black Maltese Cross, leaving profile clear. S.G. Spec. DS7. Photo.
1438 £230
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. mauve, an imperforate top marginal example tied to small piece by ''DE 22/98'' circular datestamp, slight crease at lower right corner, otherwise fine and most unusual. S.G. Spec. K8e, cat. £7,000 for a pair. Ex. Young. Photo. No imprimaturs were registered with controls ''E'', ''L'' or ''M'', nor later than January 1889, so this cannot have emanated from a spare registration sheet. Imperforate stamps appeared at Post Offices in Southampton (1885), Ipswich (1896) and Hammersmith (1898).
1875 | £550
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklets: 4s.6d. booklet collection, 1957 to 1968, with plain books (29), different editions incl. Jan. 1964 and Mar. 1964, plus one duplicate, graphite books (4, one duplicate), and phosphor books (25, different editions), a couple with ink notes on covers, mainly fine. (59)
296 | £150
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark spray 3s. imperforate colour trials comprising MA grey-green, TA slate-blue, NG-NH dull mauve, GE pale ultramarine, PC brown-lilac (no gum) all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, on gummed watermarked paper, good to fine. (8)
647 £520
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Skipper and East: 1865 Lithographed Essays made for Egypt, Ceres head facing right, imperforate singles in ochre and pink on ungummed unwatermarked paper of different thicknesses, the former apparently with trial cancellation, some imperfections but rare, also an example of the ''CHARLES SKIPPER & EAST/SPECIMEN STAMP'' with Imperial Eagle in the centre and inscribed ''2'' at each side and at each corner, in die proof form in blue on manila paper (93 x 66mm), vertical crease. First two ex Fisher. Photo.
985 £280
1840 2d. blue plate 2 KF-KH strip of three small to good margins, used with black Maltese Crosses, small repair at top to centre stamp and crease down margins, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
1439 £1150
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. lilac variety no watermark, a marginal example from the right of the sheet, endorsed '14.3.83' in margin, a little heavily mounted, otherwise fine mint with large part original gum. Very rare. S.G. 172f, cat. £8,000. Ex. Young. Photo.
1876 | £680
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklets: 5s. booklet collection, 1953 to 1965, with brown cover books (45), virtually all different editions incl. mixed wmk. variations, blue cover plain books (18, mainly different), graphite Mar. 1960 (plus two exploded and incomplete), and phosphor July 1961, Jan. 1964 (21/2d. pane with inverted wmk.), and Jan. 1965 (2), a few with ink notes on covers, mainly fine. (68)
297 | £160
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 3s. imperforate colour trials handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, comprising KH grey-green, marginal, EA ultramarine, CE and CF brown-lilac singles, PG claret, marginal, RG dull-mauve, large part original gum, some gum wrinkles and odd creases in places but generally fine. Margins close to huge, some cut into. S.G. Spec. cat. £780. Ex Stevenson. (6)
648 £850
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Skipper and East: 1880 Inland Revenue Type 1d. essay inscribed ''POSTAGE'', an imperforate sheet of 24 (6 x 4) in Venetian-red on ungummed, unwatermarked wove paper, with issued 1880–81 1d. TA affixed at lower right with this and the two vertical rows at right showing experimental washing to illustrate the comparative fugitive nature of the inks used by Charles Skipper & East and De La Rue, folded in four with horizontal fold running along the foot of the 2nd horizontal row, otherwise fine. Ex Fisher. Photo.
986 £600
1840 2d. blue plate 2 LH-LI pair, large margins with part adjoining stamp at left and right, used with black Maltese Crosses, signatures on reverse, fine. Diena certificate (1990). S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
1440 £160
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 1d. lilac variety printed on gummed side, left marginal example, creasing in margin, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec K8g, cat. £900. Photo.
1878 | £880
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklets: 6s. booklet collection, 1965 to 1968 with plain books complete (less May 1966), and phosphor books complete (less Aug. 1966), fine. (48)
298 £450
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 3s. KE-OH imperforate colour trial pane of twenty (5 x 4) in pale ultramarine overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, mainly very fine and fresh with full original gum, all but about six stamps unmounted, some gum creasing or bends, KE and OH with small corner creases and NF with tone spot. S.G. Spec. L229, cat. £2,600. Ex Young. Photo.
649 £380
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Skipper and East: 1880 Inland Revenue Type 1d. essay inscribed ''POSTAGE'', a selection including imperforate pair in black, singles in pale lilac, blue and yellow brown, perf. 133/4 x 121/2 pairs in rose and blue, singles in pale lilac, pink and blue, imperforate reprints on thin card in lilac (2), vermilion (2) and a corner marginal block of four in green, condition varies, many fine. (20). Photo.
987 £260
1840 2d. blue plate 2 SF, small margins, used with red Maltese Cross, corner bend, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DS8f. Photo.
1442 £270
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. lilac R1/1–3 upper left corner strip of three with R1/2 showing the frame break at foot, R1/3 also showing frame damage at foot, very fine and fresh mint. S.G. Spec. K8j, cat. £950+ . Ex. Young. Photo.
1879 | £200
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklets: 10s. booklet collection, 1961 to 1968, with green cover Apr. 1961 (2), Apr. 1962, and July 1964 (3), and brown cover books complete (less Dec. 1965) with some duplicates, fine. (19)
300 £190
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark Spray sideways 3s. slate-blue AA-BB upper left corner marginal block of four showing marginal plate number ''(TH)REE SHILLINGS'' inscription and stamped duty, two stamps with small tone spots on perfs. and manuscript note on sheet margin at upper right, otherwise fine and fresh mint. Very scarce. S.G. L229. Ex Young. Photo.
650 £620
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Skipper and East: 1880-81 Ceres head facing left, line engraved die proof inscribed ''SPECIMEN/STAMP'' in small type and with blank corner squares, ribbon well behind the ear, in red on thick wove paper (99 x 65mm) with a further incomplete lightly inked impression at left of a similar die but with vertical shading to the face die at left prior to the addition of frame lines, corner squares and inscription, minor peripheral imperfections well clear of impressions, most unusual and attractive. Ex. Fisher. Photo.
988 £880
1840 2d. blue plate 2 SG-SH pair, small to large margins, used on 1842 (June 28) entire to Norwich tied black Maltese Crosses, filing crease clear of adhesives, fine. S.G. DS8. Photo.
1443 £110
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 1d. lilac strip of three with the centre stamp displaying ''frame broken at bottom'', mint, pulled perf. at base of variety, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. K8j, cat. £950. Photo.
1880 | £320
Queen Elizabeth II: A collection of Castles on leaves, incl. 1955-58 Waterlow and De La Rue sets unmounted mint, slightly mixed condition. (67)
301 £480
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 3s. slate-blue PA-TD complete Post Office sheet of twenty, handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, with full margins including part current number and inscription ''TELEGRAPHS THREE SHILLINGS''. Small tear to top in margin only, some creasing and wrinkles as would be expected for a multiple of this size but unmounted mint. Minor perf. faults to base. A scarce survivor and the only complete pane of specimens of this value known. S.G. T11s, cat. £2,400 (as singles). Ex Stevenson. Photo.
651 £380
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Skipper and East: 1880-81 Ceres head facing left, line engraved plate proof inscribed ''SPECIMEN/STAMP'' in larger type and with ''CS&E'' in corner squares, imperforate marginal blocks of four in red and blue on unwatermarked, ungummed wove paper of differing thicknesses, the former block with upper pair a little creased and upper left stamp with small tear, otherwise fine. (8). Photo.
989 £280
1840 2d. blue plate 2 TH-TI pair, used, with small to very large margins, cancelled by black Maltese Crosses, TI affected by light corner creases, otherwise fine with strong colour. S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
1444 £300
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. lilac with ''PEARS'/SOAP.'' advertisement in outline letters on reverse, two examples, one in pale blue and the other in deep blue, former marginal with a little colour loss on front from hinging, latter hinged on both sides, fine mint. Each with R.P.S. certificate (1977). S.G. Spec. K8l, cat. from £650 each. Ex. Young. Photo.
1881 £15000
Queen Elizabeth II: Commemoratives: An extensive specialised mint collection of missing colours, imperforate imprimaturs and varieties incl. 1963 Paris Postal Conference (ordinary) 6d. imperforate imprimatur single, 1965 Salvation Army (ordinary) 3d. and 1s.6d. imperforate imprimatur blocks of four, 1965 I.T.U. (phosphor) 9d. and 1s.6d. left margin imperforate imprimatur singles, 1966 Birds (ordinary) 4d. block of four with greenish yellow omitted, (phosphor) 4d. block of four with greenish yellow omitted, 1967 Flowers (ordinary) 9d. and 1s.9d. imperforate imprimatur singles, 1967 Christmas 3d. rose omitted horizontal pair with sheet margin at foot, 3d. horizontal imperforate proof pairs (2), one with no phosphor, 4d. variety gold (''4D'' only) omitted, 1s.6d. ultramarine omitted, 1968 British Paintings 4d. vermilion omitted, 4d. gold (Queen's head and value) and phosphor omitted, marginal, 1969 Christmas 4d. to 1s.6d. set of imperforate imprimatur marginal singles, 1970 Literary Anniversaries 1s.6d. imperforate imprimatur, 1971 Christmas 21/2p. imperforate vertical pair, 71/2p. emerald omitted, 1973 Explorers 3p. se-tenant pair turquoise-blue (background and inscription) omitted, 9p. brown-grey printing double, 1973 Christmas 31/2p. PVA blue and rosy mauve omitted, 1974 Fire Service 31/2p. imperforate horizontal pair, 1974 Medieval Warriors 10p. imperforate horizontal pair, 1976 Christmas 61/2p. imperforate horizontal pair, 1979 Flowers 9p. imperforate horizontal pair, 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet rosine omitted, 1982 British Motor Cars 191/2p. rose-red, grey and black printings double, 1986 Royal Air Force 17p. imperforate lower left corner horizontal pair, 1990 Gallantry Awards 20p. D.S.C. & D.S.M. variety imperforate in a horizontal pair (faults), 1994 Medical Discoveries 25p. imperforate horizontal gutter pair, 2000 Millennium Projects - 'Above and Beyond' 19p. imperforate horizontal pair, etc. mainly fine unmounted. Ex. 'Golden' Collection.
302 £170
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 5s. rose watermark Maltese Cross plate 1 AF-BJ used half pane of ten, cancelled with five strikes of a Glasgow duplex for Feb. 21 1876, in the first month of use, somewhat faded and grubby with perf. faults but an interesting block nevertheless. This duplex was used telegraphically in Glasgow in early 1876 and the stamps despite appearing to be postally used are not. S.G. T13, cat. £2,000. Ex Stevenson. Photo on page 48.
652 £80
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Skipper and East: 1880-81 Ceres head facing left, lithographed imperforate plate proof inscribed ''SPECIMEN/STAMP'' in larger type and with ''CS&E'' in corner squares, in purple on thin unwatermarked, ungummed wove paper, showing ivory head, vertical crease at left not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. Ex Fisher. Photo.
993 £650
1840 Rainbow Colour Trials: Second trial plate, state 3 single in red-brown on white wove paper, fine. S.G. Spec. DP20(3)b, cat. from £4,500. Photo.
1445 £160
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 1d. lilac with ''PEARS`/SOAP'' advertisement in pale blue outline letters on reverse, mint (unhinged on gummed side) example from the right of the sheet, fine. Copy of Brandon certificate (1994) for a pair. S.G. Spec. K8l, cat. £650. Photo.
1882 £8500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Botanical (ordinary) 9d. variety green (leaves) omitted, very fine unmounted mint marginal example from the right of the sheet, Worboys hand stamp in selvedge, tiny surface marks, with normal for comparison, a very rare error. B.P.A. certificate (2016).S.G. 657a, cat. £26,000 EC GBR1314a - circa 6 known. Photo.
303 £210
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 5s. rose watermark Maltese Cross perf. 15 x 15.5 plate 2 BJ, fine used and perf. 14 BG, fine used but creased. Both perf. types of this scarce plate. S.G. T13-14, cat. £975. Ex Stevenson. Photo.
653 £550
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Die Proof Essays for the 1879 Tender for the 1d. value: Die proof of head A only with uncleared circular surround, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''Jan. 16, 1879'' and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', small ''R.C.B.S'' violet handstamps and self adhesive hinges on reverse, otherwise very fine. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 228, cat. from £2,000. Photo.
994 | £270
1841 1d. red-brown, an unused with part original gum group, comprising strip of six (touched on three sides), pair and singles (2, one marginal with small part inscription) each four margins, mixed condition. (4 items)
1446 £120
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. lilac with ''PEARS'/SOAP.'' advertisement in orange outline letters on reverse, hinged on front with slight colour loss, otherwise fine mint. S.G. Spec. K8l, cat. from £650. Ex. Young. Photo.
1883 £150
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 World Cup Football and World Cup Winners double dated first day cover signed Alf Ramsey. Photo.
304 £80
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 5s. rose watermark Anchor plate 3 AF, presentable used example of this scarce stamp with c.d.s. and part box cancellation, odd minor perf. fault. S.G. T15, cat. £1,100. Ex Stevenson. Photo.
654 £1350
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Die Proof Essays for the 1879 Tender for the 1d. value: Composite die proof of head A with frame 6, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), without markings, very fine. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 228, cat. from £2,400. Photo.
998 | £850
1841 1d. red-brown, a selection used with barred cancellations, each with four margins, incl. plate 33 OI used with late Tunbridge Wells ''820'', plate 90 QJ with ''114'' (R.P.S. certificate, 1992), plate 131 pair with ''545'', plate 140 JA with part ornament and insctiption at left, plate 150 EK with watermark inverted (R.P.S. certificate, 2007), plate 172 OC used in piece with Irish ''85'' diamond, plate 174 orange-brown used with ''120'' (R.P.S. certificate, 1992), blue cancels (4), pair used with ''233'', etc. (27 items)
1447 £110
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. lilac with ''PEARS'/SOAP.'' advertisement in mauve outline letters on reverse, hinged on both sides, slight gum crease, otherwise fine mint. S.G. Spec. K8l, cat. from £650. Ex. Young. Photo.
1884 £600
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (ordinary) 4d. se-tenant block of four variety greenish yellow omitted, with margin at left, fine unmounted mint, very scarce. S.G. 696ad, cat. £4,400, EC GBR1392c - 30 blocks known. Photo.
305 £120
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 5s. rose watermark Anchor plate 3 DF, used with Edinburgh c.d.s. and blue crayon cross, a few imperfections, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. T15, Spec. L234, cat. £1,100. Photo.
655 £10000
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Die Proof Essays for the 1879 Tender for the 1d. value: Head C frames 1 to 6, composite stamp sized die proofs in black on glazed cards with hand-drawn simulated perforations, inset together on presentation card (195 x 145mm), endorsed 'No 2' and with de La Rue file number '3252' (the I.R. file number), dated 'MAY 17th 79' at upper right and with legend ''IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE COLOUR/SHOULD NOT BE DETERMINED UPON UNTIL THE PLATES ARE COMPLETED/AND PROOF-SHEETS, IN A VARIETY OF COLOURS, CAN BE SUBMITTED''. Two sets of four cards were prepared, each had the same frames but a different head. One set was submitted by De La Rue as part of their Tender, but the Board scratched out their name for anonymity, using 'No. 2' instead. The set retained by the firm was endorsed 'Cancelled' and it is the one from that set which is now in the BPMA, instead of this set. A spectacular item. Photo.
999 | £600
1841 1d. red-brown, a selection used with numbers in Maltese Crosses, each with four margins, comprising fine (mainly upright) strikes of ''1'' (2), ''2'' (2), ''3'', ''5'', ''6'' (2), ''7'', ''8'' (R.P.S. certificate, 2001), ''9'', ''10'' (R.P.S. certificate, 1999), ''11'' (2) and ''12''. (15)
1449 £110
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 1d. lilac with diagonal manuscript ''Cancelled'', affixed to card, fine. S.G. Spec. K8var. Photo.
1885 £620
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (ordinary) 4d. se-tenant block of four from right of sheet, variety red omitted, fine unmounted mint, very scarce. S.G. 696e, cat. £2,200, EC GBR1392e - circa 25 blocks known. Photo.
306 £130
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 10s. imperf. colour trials comprising EF in grey-green, fine, no gum, EF in claret, fine no gum, AD in dull-mauve, fine unmounted full gum, AD-BD pair in ultramarine, large part original gum but somewhat soiled. S.G. Spec. cat. £1,625. Ex Stevenson. Photo.
656 £480
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Die Proof Essays for the 1879 Tender for the 1d. value: Die proof of head C only with uncleared rectangular surround, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), without markings, very fine. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 228, cat. from £2,000. Photo.
1001 | £380
1841 1d. red-brown plates 46 to 58 and 88 to 91, a used collection in an album with partial reconstructions incl. three examples of late use of the Maltese Cross comprising plate 47 CB tied to piece, 48 GF and 49 BK. Plate 51 BG unused with part original gum, 57 CH-EI vertical block of six, QI-QL strip of four, plate 88 HE-HL strip of eight, AL-CL vertical strip of three, 91 CC-CF strip of four, fair to fine. Ex. Moon. (100s)
1453 £110
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. deep purple plate 79 control ''O'' corner pair and control ''P'' corner strip, the former with R20/12 showing frame damage at right, the latter with R20/12 substituted cliché, very fine and fresh mint. Ex. Young. Photo.
1886 £320
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (ordinary) 4d. se-tenant block of four from right of sheet, variety bright blue omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 696g, cat. £1,400, EC GBR1392h - circa 40 blocks known. Photo.
308 £450
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks £1 pale ultramarine AC imperforate colour trial, very fine and fresh with large part original gum. S.G. Spec. L236, cat. £800. Ex Young. Photo.
657 £300
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Postal Fiscal Colour Trials for the 1879 Tender for the 1d. value: 1878 Postal Fiscal 1d. die 4, five imperforate colour trials in different colours on gummed paper watermarked anchor, fine and fresh with part to full original gum, one marginal. S.G. Spec. L122, cat. from £300 each. Photo.
1002 | £230
1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 (29), 14 (47) and 16 (71), used collection on pages incl. plate 14 AK-AL and TG-TH pairs, 16 TB with 1844 type cancellation, with notes highlighting flaws, re-entries, etc., covers (2), a few later plates, mixed condition. Ex. Moon. (145)
1455 £500
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1901 King Edward VII Series B 1d. lilac composite paste-up essay with quarter face likeness, cut down mounted on stamp sized card, horizontal crease has broken the surface, otherwise fine. Rare. See S.G. Spec. volume 2, page 14, cat. £11,000. Ex. Young. Photo.
1887 £320
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (ordinary) 4d. se-tenant block of four, variety bright blue omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 696g, cat. £1,400, EC GBR1392h - circa 40 blocks known. Photo.
309 £90
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks £1 pale ultramarine CS imperforate colour trial, no gum, good margins and colour. S.G. Spec. cat. £800. Ex Stevenson. Photo.
658 £190
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Progressive Head Dies of 1878–80: 1881 progressive die proof of head very similar to Head A for the 1879 Tender for the 1d., but slightly smaller and horizontal lines in chignon, in black with uncleared circular surround with white guide lines, on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''3 JAN 81'', small violet ''R.C.B.S.'' handstamps and self adhesive hinges on reverse, otherwise very fine. Photo.
1003 | £200
1841 1d. red-brown, a used selection on leaves, incl. good range of shades, cancellations, some plated with plate 34 BL, etc., varied condition. (283)
1458 £2100
Surface Printed: 1883–84 watermark anchor on blued paper 5s. rose DA, an imperforate left marginal example showing just a hint of bluing, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, exceptionally fine and fresh with virtually full original gum, usual minor gum wrinkles. S.G. Spec. K11u., cat. £4,250. Ex. Young. Photo.
1889 £210
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (ordinary) 4d. se-tenant block of four variety bright blue omitted, light horizontal bend affecting lower right unit, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 696g, cat. £1,400, EC GBR1392h - circa 40 blocks known. Photo.
310 £650
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks £1 slate-blue DK imperforate colour trial, very fine and fresh with large part original gum, trivial gum bends or wrinkles. S.G. Spec. L236, cat. £800. Ex Young. Photo.
659 £600
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Die Proof Essays for the 1880 Tender for the 1/2d., 11/2d. and 2d. values: A progressive die proof from the 1d. die, Head B frame 2 from the 1d. tender but with value deleted on the plate prior to engraving a new one, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), very fine. Rare and most unusual. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 229, this combination not listed, others cat. from £2,400. Photo.
1004 £280
1841 1d. red-brown, plate 20 block of six (2 x 3), touched on one corner, plate 21 block of four with four margins, and plate 31 strip of five touched on two sides, each used with Maltese Crosses in black, a few creases, otherwise mainly fine. Photo.
1459 | £720
Surface Printed: 1883-84 high value accumulation with 2s.6d. (5, plus a block of four), 5s. (2 mint, 4 used) and 10s. (13), also with 1867-83 5s. plate 2 and plate 4 (2, one perfinned), K.E.VII 2s.6d. (3, one mint), and Seahorses with Waterlow 2s.6d. mint (2), and mixed printings used to 2s.6d. (8), 5s. (20), 10s. (5), very mixed condition.
1890 £1150
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (phosphor) 4d. se-tenant mint block of 24 (the lower part of a sheet) displaying the gradual omission of greenish yellow, incorporating the cylinder and traffic light blocks, the colour missing from the upper left block and partially missing on the lower left, trace of the ''1C'' cylinder in selvedge, folded through central vertical perfs., pressed folds and creases, light gum striations, unmounted, rare. S.G. 696pd, cat. £8,000, EC GBR1392d - 16 blocks known (10 damaged). Photo.
311 £820
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks £1 brown-lilac CL-DM imperforate colour trial block of four overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, exceptionally fine and fresh with large part original gum. S.G. Spec. L236, cat. £3,200+. Ex Young. Photo.
660 £550
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Die Proof Essays for the 1880 Tender for the 1/2d., 11/2d. and 2d. values: 1/2d. Head B frame 1 from the 1d. tender but altered for the 1/2d. denomination, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), very fine. Rare. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 229, this combination not listed, others cat. from £2,400. Photo.
1005 | £270
1841 1d. red-brown used set of numbers ''1'' to ''12'' in Maltese Crosses, also additional ''2'', ''5'', ''7'' and ''8'', mainly with four margins, also 1856-58 die II perf. 14 1d. right marginal block of six with part original gum, mixed condition. (22)
1460 £150
Surface Printed: 1883 watermark anchor on white paper 2s.6d. lilac unmounted mint and 5s. crimson mint, the first with vertical crease and the second with two small patches of staining, otherwise fine. S.G. 178, 181, cat. £1,575. Photo.
1891 £1250
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (phosphor) 4d. se-tenant block of four variety bright blue omitted, slightly toned, otherwise fine unmounted mint and very rare, only four blocks are known (one of which is mounted). S.G. 696pg., EC GBR1392i, cat. £12,000. Photo.
312 £420
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks £1 brown-lilac overprinted 'SPECIMEN'' type 9, very fine and fresh with large part original gum. S.G. T17s, Spec. L236, cat. £900. Ex Young. Photo.
661 £600
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Die Proof Essays for the 1880 Tender for the 1/2d., 11/2d. and 2d. values: 11/2d. Head B frame 1 from the 1d. tender but altered for the 11/2d. denomination, in rose on glazed card (43 x 50mm), without markings, very fine. Rare. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 229, this combination not listed, others cat. from £2,400. Photo.
1006 | £500
1841 1d. red-brown, collection of covers written up for display incl. 42 cancelled by Maltese Crosses with some distinctive examples incl. two covers with good strikes of the Norwich Cross, 1842 (Dec. 28) cover to Salop bearing plate 25 FA-FD strip of four, contrary to regulations incl. 1841 (Aug. 25) cover from Spilsby with adhesive tied at left with additional strike of Maltese Cross at right, 1844 types incl. blue cancellations, too late markings, etc., condition a little mixed but many attractive examples. (59)
1461 | £1100
Surface Printed: 1883-84 issue, a used complete plate reconstruction of the 2s.6d., and a part reconstruction of the 5s. (about half stamps present), very mixed condition. (178)
1892 | £180
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Christmas 1s.6d. collection ordinary and phosphor printings with omissions, varieties and shifts incl. gold and embossing omitted (Brandon certificate, 1994), shaved Queen's heads, etc., with multiples and positional pieces, mainly fine unmounted. (29)
313 £180
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: £1 brown-lilac AH, handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, fine appearance with good colour but without gum and some shortish perfs. at base. S.G. T17s, cat. £900. Ex Stevenson. Photo.
662 £550
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Die Proof Essays for the 1880 Tender for the 1/2d., 11/2d. and 2d. values: 2d. Head B frame 7 (supplementary frame submitted on February 7th, 1880), in brown on glazed card (92 x 60mm) without markings, trivial colour rubs but very fine. Rare. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 229, cat. from £2,400. Photo.
1008 | £550
1841 1d. red-brown collection of covers, mainly from the archive of Freshfield Solicitors, arranged by plate from five to 173, many with four margins, multiples comprising plate 65 SA-SD strip of four on 1846 (Jul. 23) cover, plate 154 IC-ID neatly used pair on 1852 (Nov. 20) cover, range of cancellations incl. Maltese Crosses (46) incl. number ''9'' in cross, mixed condition. (152)
1464 £80
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 5s. rose DH very fine used, cancelled by narrow violet bars and superb complete strike of ''MICHELDEVER/STATION/L&S.W.RY'' oval in black, most attractive S.G. 180. Photo.
1893 £4500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Christmas 1s.6d. variety gold (Queen's head and value) omitted, the lower stamp in a vertical strip of three with margin at foot (folded with perf. separation), vertical crease just effecting error stamp, otherwise fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 758a, cat. £18,000, EC GBR1516a - 6 known. Photo.
314 £180
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: £1 brown-lilac CJ, fine used, with two strikes of a Rothesay c.d.s., scarce to find without a box cancellation, perf. imperfections but of fine appearance. S.G. T17, cat. £950. Ex Stevenson. Photo.
663 £1550
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: De La Rue Die Proof Essays for the 1880 Tender for the 1/2d., 11/2d. and 2d. values: Thomas Jeffrey's Scheme 1881: Four of Jeffrey's five 2d. designs lithographed in green on unwatermarked gummed wove paper (150 x 90mm approx.), the essays unmounted, a few light creases or bends, some other imperfections well clear of the essays. See S.G. Spec. vol. 1, page 252. Photo.
1010 | £380
1841 1d. red-brown, collection of Irish cancellations on cover, written up for display incl. 1842 (Oct. 15) cover from Belfast to Ballymoney, 1841 (May 2) cover to Cork bearing plate 10 GC-GD pair cancelled by Cove Maltese Crosses, 1843 (Jun. 14) Entire bearing 1d. cancelled by Dublin type I, 1844 O.H.M.S. letter turned and re-used with plate 42 OG-OH affixed and cancelled by blue-black Maltese Crosses of Moate, etc., mixed condition. (9)
1465 £150
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 5s. rose HA and crimson MC, both fine used with central Newmarket c.d.s's. Each with R.P.S. certificate (1997). Photo.
1894 £260
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Ships 5d. variety grey (decks, etc.) omitted, in a block of four from left of sheet with control cross with the grey cross missing, fine unmounted mint with matching block for comparison. S.G. 778b, cat. £1,120+, EC GB1556MCb - circa 240 known. Photo.
315 £120
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: £1 brown-lilac DB, used, with Glasgow c.d.s. and box cancellation presentable with good colour. S.G. T17, cat. £950. Ex Stevenson. Photo.
664 £210
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: De La Rue Die Proof Essays for the 1880 Tender for the 1/2d., 11/2d. and 2d. values: Thomas Jeffrey's Scheme 1881: A single in the design of the 1880–81 'Provisional Issue' 2d., in red on gummed unwatermarked wove paper, crease at left, otherwise fine. See S.G. Spec. vol. 1, page 252. Photo.
1011 | £270
1841 1d. red-brown, collection of Scottish Maltese Cross cancellations on cover, written up for display incl. Dunse, Kirkaldy, Fort William, Newton Stewart, Mossat, Cuparfife, etc., Greenock with two examples on large pieces and one on cover, fair to fine. (17)
1466 £620
Surface Printed: 1883 watermark anchor on white paper 5s. deep bright crimson MH, a very fine and fresh unmounted mint example from right of sheet, striking shade. Hendon certificate (2012). S.G. 181, cat. £975+. Photo.
1895 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Investiture 5d. se-tenant strip variety deep grey omitted, with sheet margin at base, tiny bend at left, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 802d-804d, cat. £1,750, EC GBR1604c - 48 strips known. Photo.
316 £550
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks £5 gold DA imperforate colour trial without Specimen handstamp, surface rubbing and gum wrinkles as is normal with this trial. Margins close to three sides and repaired bottom right hand corner nevertheless a rare and desirable item showing tiny part of plate number at top. Fewer than twenty without overprint remain in private hands. S.G. Spec. cat. £5,000. Ex Stevenson. Photo.
665 £400
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Progressive Head Dies of 1878–80: 1878 Die 1 die proof with two lines in bandeau at back of head, in black with uncleared circular surround, on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''May 18,1878'', small violet ''R.C.B.S.'' handstamps on reverse, very fine. Photo. Similar to the head used for the 1878 high values but with forehead engraved, and produced immediately after the 10s. progressive dies.
1019 £900
1841 1d. red-brown GA, close to large margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. B1sb, cat. £4,800. Photo.
1467 £100
Surface Printed: 1883–84 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. ultramarine AE very fine used with neat ''NORWICH/JA 11/96'' c.d.s., most attractive. S.G. 183. Photo.
1896 £170
Queen Elizabeth II: Commemoratives: 1969 Three stamp size handpainted essays in unadopted designs for the Christmas issue 4d., 9d. and 1/6d. all signed by Andrew Restall. Photo.
317 £1200
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks £5 ultramarine BI imperforate colour trial handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' type 8. Superb colour and margins, large part original gum. Crease to corner not noticeable on the front of the stamp. Scarce. S.G. Spec. cat. £1,300. Ex Stevenson. Photo.
666 £350
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Progressive Head Dies of 1878–80: 1878 Die 2 die proof with three lines in bandeau at back of head, first line of shading above eyebrow incomplete, in black with uncleared circular surround, on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''May 20,1878'', small violet ''R.C.B.S.'' handstamps on reverse, very fine. Photo.
1020 £200
1841 1d. red-brown KB, four huge margins, used with number ''5'' in Maltese Cross on envelope to Exeter with ''T.P/Gt. Russell St.B'' straight line handstamp alongside and Exeter c.d.s. on reverse, fine. Photo.
1469 £150
Surface Printed: 1883–84 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. ultramarine JF used with neat central Birmingham c.d.s., fine. R.P.S. certificate (1997). S.G. 183. Photo.
1897 £7800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 British Rural Architecture 5d. variety grey (Queen's head and cottage shading) omitted, tiny indentation in gum, fine unmounted mint, very rare, with normal for comparison. S.G. 815b, EC GBR1630c - 5 known (2 damaged), cat. £15,000. Photo.
318 £820
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks £5 dull mauve CD-CE imperforate colour trial vertical pair overprinted 'SPECIMEN'' type 8, CD with barely perceptible horizontal crease at top right, otherwise exceptionally fine and fresh with gum (CE unmounted). S.G. Spec. L237, cat. £2,600. Ex Young. Photo.
667 £190
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Progressive Head Dies of 1878–80: 1878 Die 2 die proof with three lines in bandeau at back of head, first line of shading above eyebrow complete, in black with circular surround almost cleared, on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''May 20,1878'', small violet ''R.C.B.S.'' handstamps on reverse, a trifle soiled, otherwise very fine. Photo.
1021 £260
1841 1d. red-brown LG-LJ strip of four with close to good margins, used with neat strikes of number ''4'' in Maltese Cross, tiny scissor cut in margin at base clear of designs, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS19ud. Photo.
1471 £85
Surface Printed: 1883–84 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. ultramarine LH, fine used, cancelled with the scarce ''TELEPHONE ROOM/NEWCASTLE ON TYNE'' c.d.s. for Nov. 12 1887, an early date for this cancel, excellent colour. S.G. 183. Photo.
1898 £2700
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Literary Anniversaries 5d. se-tenant block of four, variety silver (inscriptions) omitted and the Oliver Twist stamp also with light greenish-blue (value) almost completely omitted, light wrinkle and few tiny specks on gum, fine unmounted mint and very rare. S.G. 824ac, EC GBR1648a cat. £35,000 - three blocks with silver omitted and one with silver and light greenish-blue omitted are recorded. Photo.
319 £700
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks £5 orange BF, handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, without gum, the odd short perf. on left hand side, with reasonable colour. S.G. T18s, cat. £2,800. Ex Stevenson. Photo.
668 £190
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Progressive Head Dies of 1878–80: 1878 Die 3 die proof , in black with uncleared circular surround with triangular slots at sides, on glazed card (93 x 60mm approx., cut a little irregularly at foot) dated ''May 29 1878'', small violet ''R.C.B.S.'' handstamps on reverse, very fine. Photo.
1022 £1200
1841 1d. red-brown NB with good margins, tied to 1841 (July 14) cover to Machynlleth by fine strike of the Welshpool solid centre Maltese Cross, ''WELSHPOOL'' double arc c.d.s. on reverse, horizontal filing fold well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. B1tub, cat. £5,000. Photo.
1472 £230
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns £1 brown-lilac CC, good used with London Duplex. S.G. 185, cat. £3,000. Photo.
1899 £2400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Literary Anniversaries 5d. se-tenant block of four, variety silver (inscriptions) omitted, with sheet margin at base, a few tiny flecks of silver on the upper pair, otherwise fine unmounted mint and very rare. S.G. 824ac, EC GBR1648a, cat. £35,000 - three blocks with silver omitted. Photo.
320 £480
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks £5 orange AE overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, regummed and reperforated at right, excellent colour. S.G. T18s, Spec. L237s, cat. £2,800. Ex Young. Photo.
669 £190
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Progressive Head Dies of 1878–80: 1879 die proof with front of neck outlined further below chin, in black with uncleared circular surround with triangular slots at sides, on glazed card (90 x 60mm) without markings, small violet ''R.C.B.S.'' handstamps on reverse, very fine. Photo.
1023 £170
1841 1d. red-brown OI, a mint example from the right of the sheet with good to very large margins showing part inscription at right, part original gum, marginal crease, otherwise fine. Photo.
1474 £620
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns £1 brown-lilac KB used with Inverness c.d.s.s, vertical crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 185, cat. £3,000. Photo.
1903 £3500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1990 Stamp World 1990 miniature sheet variety imperforate, fine used on first day cover, very rare, unpriced used. S.G. MS1501a. Photo.
321 £380
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: £5 orange CB, used with multiple c.d.s. strikes and box cancel. A presentable copy but reperforated at top. S.G. T18, cat. £3,200. Ex Stevenson. Photo.
670 £600
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: McCorquodale: A collection with Thomas Hooper 1878 1d IA surface printed imperforate dummy stamps in black (2, one on blued paper), chocolate-brown and red, on ungummed wove paper, 1894 litho reproduction die proofs (3) struck in reddish purple on a single piece (88 x 41mm) and a top marginal horizontal strip of seven on thin (almost pelure) yellowish paper watermarked double lined ''(J) WHATMA(N)/1874'' in wide sheet margin; 1879 Hooper Improved Dummy Stamp lettered JA, four singles in shades of red or lake on ungummed, unwatermarked paper of varying thicknesses, a marginal block of four showing weak printing in lake on thin card, a single in reddish purple on gummed paper watermarked small anchor and postcard essay overprinted ''SPECIMEN''. Also nine examples of the ''WEST INDIA POSTAGE/FOUR ANNAS'' essay in various colours, imperforate on unwatermarked paper. (22 items). Photo.
1024 £500
1841 1d. red-brown PE, fine with close to large margins and part ''241'' numeral of Denby in violet, rare. Ex H.C.V. Adams. S.G. Spec. B1xe, cat. £4,000. Photo.
1475 £230
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns £1 brown-lilac RA overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, a few perfs just blunted and small ink mark on gum, otherwise fine with large part original gum (lightly toned), excellent colour. S.G. 185s, cat. £2,800. Ex Young. Photo.
1906 £900
Queen Elizabeth II: 2001 Nobel Prizes 65p. variety hologram omitted, tiny surface mark and light striations on gum, otherwise fine unmounted mint, very rare, with normal for comparison. Brandon certificate (2002). S.G. 2237var., EC F2223MSa, only 8 copies known, cat. £4,500. Photo.
322 £1100
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: £5 orange DG, fine used example with single strike of a Glasgow c.d.s. for Oct. 1879. Rare in this condition, unfortunately weak NE corner. S.G. T18, cat. £3,200. Ex Stevenson. Photo.
671 £350
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: McCorquodale: 1879 Hooper Improved 1d. Dummy Stamp lettered JA, an imperforate lower marginal block of 32 (4 x 8), in rose on ungummed, unwatermarked white wove paper, shows various plate flaws and 1st stamp in 2nd row with inking flaw, vertical crease affecting the 2nd vertical column not detracting from appearance, a few other creases and small tear affecting two stamps, otherwise fine. A rare multiple. Photo.
1026 £90
1841 1d. pale red-brown SI, four good to huge margins, unused (regummed), some faults but of superb appearance. Photo.
1476 £350
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns £1 brown-lilac TC, lower marginal overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9 with part original gum, toning and with imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. 185s, Spec. K15t, cat. £2,800. Photo.
1907 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: 2004 Ocean Liners (E) imperforate pair from right of sheet, fine unmounted mint, few minor wrinkles, very scarce. S.G. 2449a, cat. £1,000. Photo.
323 | £550
Post Office Telegraphs Forms: A very large selection of delivery forms, unstamped message forms, ephemera etc. from the whole of the Post Office Period, spanning 100 years from the 1870s. Items of note include an 1899 Royal Telegram charged to the Queens account, copies of the 1868 and 1885 telegraph acts and an 1885 telegraph boy referee form. Quantities of early large format delivery forms of various types, small format delivery forms, Government Dept. dispatch forms, Ocean and Ship Letter telegrams and delivery envelopes. Various company forms including, Eastern Telegraph, Cable and Wireless, Commercial Cable Company, Western Union (Storkgram), Atlantic Telegraph Company, Griffiths Telegram Company, Great Northern Telegraph Company, etc, Prepaid reply forms, advertising brochures plus a few greetings telegrams. Some deferred plain language forms and a few used telegrams from the 1960s with castle high values attached. An interesting lot that would require some sorting. Ex Stevenson. (100s)
672 £260
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: A reprinted composite proof plate of seven different Q.V. heads, the work of Ridgeway, Chalon and Humphries, including incomplete Tasmania, New South Wales and Foreign Bill dies, printed in dark blue on wove paper (73 x 114mm), printing a little weak at right. Photo.
1027 £80
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b NB, fine used with large even margins, tied to 1841 (Aug. 31) entire from Astwood to Moreton by two strikes of black Maltese Cross, horizontal filing fold well clear of adhesive. Photo.
1477 £4200
Surface Printed: 1888 watermark orbs error £1 brown-lilac AD-BD upper right corner marginal vertical pair overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, exceptionally fresh with large part to full original gum, diagonal crease and usual gum creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and of superb colour. A rare multiple. S.G. 186s, Spec. K16s, cat. £13,600. Ex Young. Photo.
1908 £3200
Queen Elizabeth II: 2006 Victoria Cross Anniversary 1st 'Cornwell' + 64p. 'Chavasse' + 72p. 'Upham' se-tenant pane of three variety bronze (Queen's head and denominations) and phosphor omitted, the second pane from the booklet, fine unmounted mint and rare, with normal pane for comparison. S.G. 2660ba, cat. £18,000, EC GBR5311a - circa 6 panes known. Photo.
324 | £60
Postal Stationery: Telegraph Forms: A Q.V. selection, incl. Huggins TP4 (3 various imprints), TP11aa and ba, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'',also 1869 ''The Telegraph Act'', etc. (11 items)
673 £190
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: A line engraved die proof of the Ceylon type head, engraved by W. Ridgeway after the Humphries head, in black with oval shaded background, on thick soft card (136 x 98mm) with a further impression of an incomplete defaced head similar to the surface printed Grenada head above, bends or wrinkles well clear of proofs, the completed head with minor surface scuffs, otherwise fine. Photo.
1028 £120
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1c CF, superb used with good to large even margins, neatly cancelled by black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS9. Photo.
1479 £3200
Surface Printed: 1883–84 ''Lilac and Green'' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1884 Trials and Essays in colour for the Stamp Committee of 1884, a collection of colour trials on unwatermarked coloured papers, comprising perforated 11/2d. (7), 2d. (10, incl. 4 lettered TL on piece from ledger page), 21/2d. (5) and 3d. (4), and imperforate 11/2d. (3, one TL corner marginal in green on orange), 2d. (2) and 21/2d., a most interesting study with examples of standard and non-standard combinations, 'abnormals' not used for the doubly fugitive ink trials, mainly good to fine with gum, a few faults. (32). See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 251, cat. £17,800. Ex. Young. Photo. For the statistical survey of the colour trials for the coloured paper scheme of June 1884, the standard, non-standard and the abnormals, and their use in the period, see 'Printers samples - the colour trials' by Peter Young, GB Journal volume 22 pages 7–8, volume 23 pages 52–57 and volume 24 pages 74–78
1910 £900
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 8d. colour trial in bright mauve, hinged with pencilled ''E'' on reverse, fine and rare, with issued 8d. and 39p. Photo.
325 | £200
Telegraph Forms: 1870-81 Q.V. AI forms, collection with 1s. octagonal (postage) and 1s. circular (Telegraph) forms from TP1 to TP8, incl. TP1 and 2 handstamped ''SPECIMEN'', TP3, TP4, TP6a (2), TP7a (2), TP7a handstamped ''SPECIMEN'', TP7b (4), TP8b used, mixed condition.
674 £190
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: A line engraved die proof of the Ceylon type head, engraved by W. Ridgeway after the Humphries head, in black with oval shaded background, on thick soft card (65 x 69mm), fine. Photo.
1029 £80
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1c MD, fine used with small to large margins, tied by black Maltese Cross to 1841 (Jun. 1) large part wrapper from Perth to Edinburgh. S.G. Spec. AS9. Photo.
1481 £600
Surface Printed: 1883–84 ''Lilac and Green'' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1884 Trials and Essays in colour for the Stamp Committee of 1884, 21/2d. green on buff KD-LE lower marginal block of four perforated 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, superb, the lower pair unmounted. A very rare multiple, only 13 blocks are known of these trials of which 8 are in the BPMA. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 251, cat. £2,200+. Ex. Young. Photo.
1911 £880
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 8d. colour trial in ultramarine, hinged with pencilled ''K'' on reverse, fine and rare, with issued 8d., 3p., 15p. and 31p. Photo.
326 | £50
Telegraph Forms: 1872-76 Q.V. 1s. green telegraph form (unfolded) dated ''1.8.76'', with ''PRIORITY'' in red. Huggins TP4d.
675 £420
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: A line engraved die proof of the lighter machine ground incorporating an outline frame in black on wove paper (72 x 112mm approx) with pencil note ''216'' at lower right and faint 'Perkin/Queensland' to the right of the proof, a little stained, otherwise fine. Photo. This lighter ground was that used for two decades for Colonial issues such as Grenada and Queensland.
1030 | £450
1841 1d. red-brown plates 8 to 173, a selection on leaves, incl. 8 to 17 complete, range of shades, many with full margins, etc., varied condition. (124)
1482 £250
Surface Printed: 1883–84 ''Lilac and Green'' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1884 Trials and Essays in colour for the Stamp Committee of 1884, a selection of nine different perforated coloured paper samples on gummed unwatermarked paper, including a 'marginal' pair in yellow and a 'corner marginal' strip of five in blue, mainly very fine. Ex. Young. Photo. During the summer of 1884 numerous trials were produced including a number on coloured papers. Some of these papers were also used as samples intheir own right. The Committee recommended in 1886 the use of pale blue paper for the 21/2d., yellow for the 3d. and red for the 6d.
1912 £190
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 1s. colour trial in light emerald, hinged with pencilled ''O'' on reverse, repaired top left corner, rare, with issued 1s. and 6p. Photo.
327 | £50
Telegraph Cards: 1872 Q.V. telegraph cards TCP1a (2), TPC16 6, two with Specimen and one unstamped card.
676 £750
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: A wood engraved surface printed essay for the 1/2d. (Bacon 77) lettered AA in a design very similar to the issued line engraved 1/2d., in rose with frame pasted over head (Bacon type I), on thick card (40 x 41mm), very fine and rare. Photo.
1031 £190
1841 1d. red-brown, plate 8 FB-FD horizontal strip of three, four small to good margins, used with black Maltese Crosses, fine. Photo.
1483 £520
Surface Printed: 1883–84 ''Lilac and Green'' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1884 Trials and Essays in colour for the Stamp Committee of 1884: Colour trials on unwatermarked coloured papers with trial cancellations: ''CONTROLLERS OFFICE/L.P.S. DEPT.'' circular datestamp on 11/2d. purple on orange AD and 21/2d. purple on pink LC, both showing evidence of chemical tests, the 11/2d. on fragment and dated dated ''27 JY/84'', corner fault, the 21/2d. dated ''22 JY/84''. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 252, cat. from £2,000 (these colour/value combinations not listed). Ex. Young. Photo.
1913 £210
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 1s. colour trial in pale chestnut, hinged with pencilled ''U'' on reverse, diagonal crease at top right, rare, with issued 1s. and 71/2p. Photo.
328 | £80
Telegraph Forms: 1875-85 Q.V. AI 1s. octagonal Postage die group comprising TP5 (faults), TP10 (7) with different printing dates (some with faults), also 4 cut-out impressions with ''SPECIMEN'' type 9.
677 £550
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: A wood engraved surface printed essay of the 'South Australia' head (Bacon 82) in rose on ungummed wove paper (43 x 44mm) showing part paper maker's watermark, very fine. Photo.
1032 £270
1841 1d. red-brown, plate 9 MI-ML horizontal strip of four, small to good margins, used with black Maltese Crosses, fine. Photo.
1484 £520
Surface Printed: 1883–84 ''Lilac and Green'' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1884 Trials and Essays in colour for the Stamp Committee of 1884: Colour trials on unwatermarked coloured papers with trial cancellations: ''6K/EDINBURGH/JY 29/84'' circular datestamp on 2d. purple on yellow JG on small piece, very fine. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 252, cat. from £1,200 (this lettering not listed). Ex. Young. Photo.
1914 £220
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 1s. colour trial in slate-blue, hinged with pencilled ''J'' on reverse, ragged perfs. at right with tiny thin in margin, rare, with issued 1s. Photo.
329 | £260
Telegraph Forms: 1879-81 Q.V. AI S/E forms, 1s. Telegraph die TP35a (faults), TP36, 1s. Postage die TP38 (2, one soiled).
678 £1050
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: A wood engraved ''NO PENCE'' surface printed essay (Bacon 73) lettered AA, in rose with frame pasted over 'South Australia' head (Bacon type 3), on thick card (41 x 41mm), very fine and rare. Photo.
1034 £170
1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 BK, state 1 without the ''O'' flaw, good to large margins, affixed to the top left a wrapper to Holborn and tied by black Maltese Cross with another strike below, front also with ''T.P./Cornhill'' in red, 1841 (Oct. 19th) backstamp, filing folds clear of adhesive, fine and unusual. S.G. Spec. AS69a. Photo.
1485 £520
Surface Printed: 1883–84 ''Lilac and Green'' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1884 Trials and Essays in colour for the Stamp Committee of 1884: Colour trials on unwatermarked coloured papers with trial cancellations: ''6K/EDINBURGH/JY 29/84'' circular datestamp on 3d. purple on pale blue JD on small piece, very fine. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 252, cat. from £1,200 (this lettering not listed). Ex. Young. Photo.
1915 £950
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 1s.6d. colour trial in deep blue-green and rose-pink, hinged with pencilled ''R'' on reverse, fine and rare, with issued 1s.6d. Photo.
330 | £80
Telegraph Forms: 1885-1894 AI forms, collection of 6d. dated types TP11 and TP12, incl. one handstamped ''SPECIMEN'', also forms with date plugs replaced by 5 x 9 dot florets TP13a and TP13b, varied condition. (21 items)
679 £820
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Paste-up essays of the 1d. frame type D (Bacon 102) in black and 11/2d. frame type K (Bacon 113) in rose, each with the 'South Australia' head (Bacon 82) in the same colours pasted in, mounted together on stout card (48 x 92mm), very fine. Photo.
1035 £100
1841 1d. red-brown, plate 10 GB-GE horizontal strip of four, small to good margins, used with black barred cancellations, fine. Photo.
1486 £1150
Surface Printed: 1883–84 ''Lilac and Green'' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1884 Trials and Essays in colour for the Stamp Committee of 1884: Colour trials without corner letters on unwatermarked coloured papers, line perf. 14: 21/2d. purple on blue on smooth surfaced paper, exceptionally fine and fresh, small area of gum loss at top. Very rare. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 253, cat. £5,000. Ex. Young. Photo.
1916 | £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: Booklets: £1 stitched Cook booklet, the se-tenant pane variety uncoated paper with good perfs. all round, scarce. S.G.Spec. cat. (as a pane) £900.
331 | £50
Telegraph Forms: 1885-1901 Q.V. AI S/E dated forms, TP39b, TP40a, undated forms TP41a, TP41b (3), TP42a, TP42b.
681 £110
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: A surface printed die proof of the Ceylon type head with oval shaded background, engraved by W. Ridgeway after the Humphries head, in black with uncleared surround, vertical lines below the second cross from the front of the crown, on card (75 x 115mm), very fine. Photo.
1036 £120
1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 HC, fine used with good even margins, neatly tied to locally used 1841 (Jul. 29) Edinburgh entire by upright Maltese Cross, filing fold well clear of adhesive, a neat and attractive cover. S.G. Spec. AS69. Photo.
1487 £600
Surface Printed: 1883–84 ''Lilac and Green'' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1884 Trials and Essays in colour for the Stamp Committee of 1884: Colour trials without corner letters on unwatermarked coloured papers, line perf. 14: 3d. purple on red on normal surfaced paper and 3d. purple on yellow on rough surfaced paper, both with faults but very rare. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 253, cat. £10,000. Ex. Young. Photo.
1917 | £160
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: Booklets: 2s. to 10s. collection with editions complete (less 2s. S.G. NP31 and NP31a, and 6s. May 1968 with PVA gum), plus a couple of examples with a missing phosphor pane, duplicates, etc. (91)
332 | £350
Telegraph Forms: 1889 Q.V. A S/M 1 forms 10d. blue TP55 (4, one oxidised) and TP56.
682 £110
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: A die proof of the Ceylon type head with oval shaded background, engraved by W. Ridgeway after the Humphries head, in black with uncleared surround, vertical lines below the second cross from the front of the crown removed, on card (59 x 89mm), faint peripheral age stains, otherwise fine. Photo.
1037 £110
1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 NJ, with small to enormous margins, displaying trace of adjoining impression at base, neatly tied to 1841 (May 17) entire to Ballymoney by black Maltese Cross of Newtownards, filing fold well clear of adheive. S.G. Spec. AS69. Photo.
1488 £600
Surface Printed: 1883–84 ''Lilac and Green'' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1884 Trials and Essays in colour for the Stamp Committee of 1884: Colour trials without corner letters on unwatermarked coloured papers, line perf. 14: 1s.. purple on yellow on rough surfaced paper, with gum, small imperfections but fine for this and very rare. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 253, cat. £5,250. Ex. Young. Photo.
1918 | £3200
Decimal Machins: A mint collection of imperforate pairs, missing phosphors, and varieties incl. 3p. bright magenta Harrison photo PCP1/PVAD, variety imperforate in a horizontal pair with sheet margin at left, 31/2p. deep olive-green Harrison photo OCP/PVAD two bands, in a cylinder 11 p17 no dot block of six, 20p. brownish black Harrison photo ACP/PVAD variety imperforate in a top margin horizontal pair, roughly torn at left, 31p. purple Harrison photo ACP/PVAD in a block of six (2 x 3), the top pair completely imperforate, the others with indents, 33p. light emerald Questa litho FCP/PVA variety phosphor omitted, 1970-72 ''High Values'' 10p. cerise variety imperforate between stamp and top margin, Booklet panes incl. 1967-70 Set of four stapled booklet panes from the £1 Cook book, each with all stamps overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1st orange-red self-adhesive variety imperforate, twelve pairs in a block of twenty-four (8 x 3) with 4mm spacing between stamps from business sheets, 1980 Wedgwood 12p. pane DP40 variety phosphor printed on both sides, 2p. pane DP42 red (booklet value and inscription) omitted, Se-tenant pane DP43 variety phosphor printed on both sides, etc., a few imperfections, mainly fine unmounted mint. Ex. Golden
333 £210
Telegraph Forms: 1889 A S/M 1 S/E 10d. blue form TP61 with 58011 imprint, fine and rare. Photo.
683 £110
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: A die proof of the Ceylon type head with oval shaded background, engraved by W. Ridgeway after the Humphries head, in black with uncleared surround, vertical lines below the second cross from the front of the crown removed, on card (60 x 90mm), fine. Photo.
1038 £320
1841 1d. red-brown, plate 10 QA-QF horizontal strip of six, close to small margins, used with black Maltese Crosses, vertical creases through two stamps. otherwise fine. Photo.
1489 £1450
Surface Printed: 1883–84 ''Lilac and Green'' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1884 Trials and Essays in colour for the Stamp Committee of 1884: Colour trials without corner letters on unwatermarked coloured papers, line perf. 14: 1s. cut down die proof in black without corner letters on piece from De La Rue Striking Book, dated 'Dec 13/1884' and endorsed '18 Leads', this being struck for the small plate of 18 units made specially for these trials, this was the only occasion when the 1s. denomination was used for trials. Unique. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 253. Ex. Young. Photo.
1919 | £200
Decimal Machins: A selection of imperforate pairs with 7p. bright magenta, 10p. orange-brown centre band (vertical pair, slight indents), 151/2p. pale violet, 16p. olive-drab, 18p. deep olive-grey (2), 19p. bistre (one torn), 22p. blue (one has mark on gum), mainly fine. (8 items)
334 | £380
Telegraph Forms: 1892 Q.V. A S/M 1 10d. brown forms TP57 (2 plus booklet cover), TP58a (4)
684 £200
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: A die proof of the Ceylon type head with oval shaded background, engraved by W. Ridgeway after the Humphries head, in green with uncleared surround, on wove paper (39 x 46mm), very fine. Photo.
1039 £95
1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 RJ, tied to 1841 (Dec. 12) cover form Crewkerne to Somerset, the cover 'turned' having been previously sent to Risenham Rectory 1841 (Nov. 30), with original adhesive removed, the adhesive appears washed, an interesting cover. Photo.
1491 £150
Surface Printed: 1883–84 ''Lilac and Green'' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1/2d. colour trial in red, perf. 14 on gummed, watermarked paper, perfs. clipped at left and some short or blunted at top, minor bends, otherwise fine and fresh colour. Very scarce. S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 254, cat. from £3,250. Ex. Young. Photo.
1920 | £400
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: A mint collection in two binders with papers and gums, value types and settings, head types, thin and glazed papers, stamps from various sheet cylinders, sbooklet and coils, misplaced phosphors, selection of missing phosphors, coil strips, blocks of four, constant varieties in positional multiples, training bar overprints, also with pre-decimal Machin singles, blocks of four, range of cylinder blocks incl. perf. types, 1s.6d. PVA two bands with pale blue omitted, etc. (many 100s)
335 | £240
Telegraph Forms: 1894-1902 A Q.V. AI forms, a study/collection of 6d. undated types TP15 and TP16, incl. varieties of stamp form layout and imprints, varied condition. (39 items)
685 £230
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: A die proof of the Ceylon type head with oval shaded background, engraved by W. Ridgeway after the Humphries head, in mauve with uncleared surround, on wove paper (67 x 68mm), a few small tone spots well clear of proof, otherwise very fine. R.P.S. certificate (1981). Photo.
1040 £300
1841 1d. red-brown, plate 11 BA-CB block of four, close to good margins, used with black Maltese Crosses, fine. Photo.
1492 £6500
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'Lilac and Green' 1/2d. to 1s. Superb unused set of ten plus an 1881 1d. lilac (die 2, 16 dots) affixed to a page of De La Rue grid lined paper, each stamp overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 14. Extremely rare, believe to be one of only two or three recorded examples in private hands. Photo.
1921 | £550
Decimal Machins: A specialised collection written up on leaves, 1/2p. to 75p., with papers and gums, booklet and coil stamps, thin papers, JET phosphors, glazed papers, errors and varieties incl. missing phosphors, misplaced phosphors, good range of constant flaws mainly in positional multiples, misperfs., doctor blade flaws, coil strips with printer's joins, 9p. violet imperf. vertical pair (indents), 10p. orange-brown and chestnut FCP/PVA with orange-brown omitted, also a few pre-decimal Machin errors incl. 5d. imperf. pair, missing phosphors incl. 10d., 1s. GA, 10d. uncoated paper strip of three, 1s.6d. PVA pale blue omitted, etc., some duplication. (100s)
336 | £130
Telegraph Forms: 1902-13 K.E.VII AI S/E 6d. forms TP43a, TP44a (2), TP44b (2) and booklet cover with 6/10 imprint.
686 £800
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: A selection of die proofs (6), comprising 1/2d. (Fisher frame B) in blue-green and in green, 1/2d. frame I in green, 11/2d. frame K in brown and yellow-brown and 2d. frame A in rose, all on white wove paper, one 11/2d. affixed to card. Photo.
1041 | £850
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 QL, small to large margins, with part original gum, fine. S.G. 7, Spec. AS74. Photo.
1494 £190
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'lilac and green' 1/2d. to 1s. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, some with lightly toned gum. large part original gum and good colours. S.G.187s-196s, cat. £1,790. Photo.
1922 £450
Decimal Machins: 5p. pale violet Harrison photo OCP/PVA two bands in a cylinder 2 p2 dot block of thirty (10 x 3) from the foot of the sheet, the stamps in the lower right corner strip of five having imperf. sections due to a paper fold, small tear in margin at foot otherwise fine, a dramatic variety. S.G. Spec. U135. Photo.
337 | £80
Telegraph Forms: 1902 K.E.VII AI forms 6d. TP17a with ''SPECIMEN'' type 26, 6d. TP18b with ''SPECIMEN'' type 17, 6d. AI S/E TP43b with ''SPECIMEN'' type 17 (faults), A S/M 1 10d. form TP59b with ''SPECIMEN'' type 17.
687 £250
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 1, 1d. se-tenant horizontal row of six different designs, in green on small star watermarked paper, a few minor imperfections not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine without gum. Rare, it is believed that only three sheets watermarked as such were produced. Photo.
1042 £350
1841 1d. red-brown plate 13 AB, with close to large margins, tied to 1842 (Oct. 9) cover from Selbourne to Oxford by numberless boxed cancellation with corner fleurons, Alton and Oxford double arc handstamps on reverse, the cancellation was probably applied at Selbourne Recieving House and the local main office at Alton did not apply the required Maltese Cross for the letters onward journey, scarce and unusual. Photo.
1495 £520
Surface Printed: 1883-84 Lilac and Green 1/2d., 21/2d., 4d., 6d., and 1s., unmounted mint, slightly mixed condition. Photo.
1923 £90
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 7p. purple-brown centre band strip of four variety imperforate, very fine and fresh, third stamp with tiny adhesion on reverse, other three stamps unmounted mint. S.G. X875a, Photo.
338 | £50
Telegraph Forms: 1902-11 K.E.VII AI forms TP17a (6, two with ''SPECIMEN''), TP17b (2), TP18a (2), TP18b (3).
688 £700
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 1a se-tenant imperforate sheet of forty-one designated plate 1a by Fisher, comprising six rows of six 1d. plus vertical row of five 1/2d., 11/2d. and 2d. (3), in blue on gummed unwatermarked paper, some minor paper creases or wrinkles not detracting from appearance, otherwise very fine (stamps unmounted). Photo.
1043 £800
1841 1d. red-brown plate 14, small to large margins with part adjoining impression at left, used with black Maltese Cross, then used with red Maltese Cross, both complete strikes, fine. Brandon certificate (2003). S.G. Spec. BS3sa/sb, Photo.
1496 | £920
Surface Printed: 1883-84 Lilac and Green issue, a mint and used selection, incl. to 3d. (2), 4d. (2), 5d., 6d. (2 singles and block of four), 9d. (2) and 1s. (2) used with c.d.s's, 1s. used with Returned Letter Department cancellation (R.P.S. certificate, 2005), 6d. unused, values to 5d., 6d. (2), 9d. and 1s. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', etc., slightly mixed condition. (37)
1924 £150
Decimal Machins: 13p. pale chestnut Harrison photo FCP/PVAD centre band, new phosphor ink, variety imperforate in a right margin horizontal pair, fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. U218da, cat. £800. Photo.
339 £480
Telegraph Forms: 1903 K.E.VII 10d. embossed uncleared die proof on card (92 x 60mm) dated ''30 JAN.03'' and marked ''AFTER/HARDENING'', also 10d. A S/M 1 form TP59a. Photo.
689 £170
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 1a, the se-tenant vertical row of five 1/2d., 11/2d. and 2d. (3), in violet on gummed unwatermarked paper, fingerprint on gum of lower two stamps, otherwise very fine. Photo.
1047 £420
1841 1d. red-brown plate 24 HI with ample to good margins except just touched at top, tied solely by a fine strike of the framed ''PyP/No. 15'' of Handsworth in blue to 1843 (Feb.) cover to Sutton Coldfield with with straight-line ''HANDSWORTH'' in blue on reverse. S.G. Spec. BS27wc, cat. £4,000. Photo.
1497 £780
Surface Printed: 1883-84 lilac and green 1/2d. slate-blue with watermark inverted, fine unused. S.G. 187Wi, cat. £3,000. Photo.
1925 £1500
Decimal Machins: 19p. Penny Black Anniversary colour trial in bright orange-red, fine and very rare, with issued 20p. Photo.
340 | £80
Telegraph Forms: 1903 K.E.VII A S/M 1 10d. forms TP59a (2, one with ''SPECIMEN'' type 26), TP59c (2) plus booklet cover.
690 £120
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 1a, the se-tenant vertical row of five 1/2d., 11/2d. and 2d. (3), in grey-brown on gummed unwatermarked paper, one stamp with small tone spot on gum otherwise very fine. Photo.
1050 £230
1841 1d. red-brown plate 27 CE, close to large margins, used with complete York Maltese Cross in black, fine. B.P.A. certificate (1989). S.G. BS16tx. Photo.
1498 £210
Surface Printed: 1883 - 84 'Lilac and Green' 11/2d. BA purple on pink colour trial, perf. 14, on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine. Photo.
1926 £580
Decimal Machins: High Values: £1 bright yellow-green and blackish olive variety imperforate in a right margin pair, tiny crease in margin otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1026a, cat. £1,700. Photo.
341 | £180
Telegraph Forms: 1915 K.G.V 9d. forms TP20a, TP20a (2), TP21b, TP21c (3), scarce group.
691 £350
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 3: 1/2d. (12) + 11/2d. (6) + 2d. (6) se-tenant sheet of 24 (6 x 4), perf. 121/2, in dark brown on unwatermarked wove paper without gum, age stain spots mainly on reverse, otherwise fine, good appearance. Photo.
1051 £160
1841 1d. red-brown plate 27 CJ used, just touched at upper right, otherwise with clear to large margins, tied to 1843 (Aug. 18) entire from Fearn to Tain by a manuscript pen cancellation, with two line ''FEARN/PENNY POST'' and boxed Tain datestamp on reverse, The adhesive overlies a manuscript ''Paid'' endorsement, very unusual item. Ex. Alcock. Photo.
1499 £110
Surface Printed: 1883 - 84 'Lilac and Green' 11/2d. DC purple on buff colour trial, perf. 14, on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine. Photo.
1927 | £150
Decimal Machins: Booklets: A selection of booklets with errors and varieties comprising 90p. Llangollen Canal right margin with printer's tape repair (straight edge at top), £1.54 To Pay Labels right margin pair with unsynchronised phosphor, one with ink cylinder numbers, the other with phosphor cylinder number (each with photocorner affixed to inside front cover), £1.80 Christmas plain book miscut with good perfs. all round, and 1982 S.G. £4 Prestige book, two examples, one with the 151/2p. pane of nine DP58 with broad central phosphor bands, the other with the pane DP58 showing additional heavy phosphor on the right hand column. (6 booklets)
342 | £150
Telegraph Forms: 1915-27 K.G.V AI S/E 9d. form TP45, 9d. + 3d. TP47 with 12/19 imprint, 1s. forms TP49 (2) with 12/23 and 10/27 imprints and booklet cover, no imprint but uprated from 15s.2d. to £1.0.3 for 20 forms, scarce group.
692 £620
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 3: 1/2d. (12) + 11/2d. (6) + 2d. (6) se-tenant imperforate sheet of 24 (8 x 3) in a Venetian red shade on ungummed, unwatermarked wove paper, just a trace of a few tiny age stains on reverse, otherwise very fine. Photo.
1052 £140
1841 1d. red-brown plate 30, four good margins, used with a fine upright strike number ''4'' in Maltese Cross. R.P.S. certificate (2005). S.G. Spec. BS19ud. Photo.
1500 £170
Surface Printed: 1883 - 84 'Lilac and Green' 11/2d. FL lilac on orange brown and 21/2d. JC in green on buff, colour trials perf. 14, former has veical crease, latter has no gum. Photo.
1928 | £75
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: Booklets: 90p. Llangollen Canal booklet with margin at right, trace of trimming at top otherwise good perfs. S.G. FG3B, cat. £550.
343 | £90
Telegraph Forms: 1915-35 K.G.V 6d. forms TP19 (2), and booklet of 24, 6d. TP25 (3).
693 £250
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 4: 1/2d. (2) + 11/2d. (2) + 2d. (4) widely spaced se-tenant sheet of eight in blue-green on ungummed, unwatermarked wove paper, some staining and minor bends, otherwise fine. Photo.
1053 £450
1841 1d. red-brown plate 34 EA-GB, unused marginal block of six, with small to large margins, deckle edge selvedge at left with part inscription ''...he Back be careful not to remove the Cement'', trivial imperfections, tone spot at upper right, light vertical crease and a few wrinkles barely detract from very fine appearance, with large part original gum. S.G. Spec. BS23. Ex. Lanterna. Photo.
1501 £120
Surface Printed: 1883 - 84 'Lilac and Green' 11/2d. JI purple on orange colour trial, perf. 14, on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine. Photo.
1929 | £250
An extensive collection of mainly RAF Museum covers in three albums and loose in two cartons, range of series, some signed. (many 100's)
344 | £60
Telegraph Forms: 1920 K.G.V 9d. + 3d. TP22 (2) with different imprints.
694 £320
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 5: Imperforate sheet of nine (3 x 3) comprising 11/2d. (Fisher frame G) and two different 2d. dies frames A & J) in vertical columns (the 11/2d. placed sideways), in pale ROSE on thin ungummed, cream wove paper watermarked ''SPECIAL PO(STAGE PAPER)/LO(NDON)'', a few minor imperfections, otherwise fine and rare. Photo.
1054 £450
1841 1d. red-brown plate 35 GA-HB, very fine unused marginal block of four, with good to very large margins, deckled edge selvedge at left with part inscription ''In Wetting the Back be careful no...'', part original gum. S.G. Spec. BS24. Ex. Lanterna. Photo.
1502 £160
Surface Printed: 1883 - 84 'Lilac and Green' 11/2d. TF green on orange imperf. colour trial, on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine. Photo.
1930 | £250
Regionals: An unmounted mint selection of decimal missing phosphor and partial missing phosphor errors incl. Northern Ireland 71/2p., 8p., 11p. with right band only omitted in pair with missing phosphor, Scotland 11p. with right band only omitted, Wales 71/2p., also Scotland pre-decimal missing phosphors incl. 5d., etc. (31 items)
345 | £210
Telegraph Forms: 1920-33 K.G.V 1s. forms TP23A (3), TP23B (9) with a range of different imprints, scarce group.
695 £230
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 5var.: Imperforate sheet of nine (3 x 3) comprising three different 2d. dies (Fisher frames A, C & J) in vertical columns, in pale brown on thick ungummed, unwatermarked cream wove paper, a few minor imperfections, otherwise fine and rare. This configuration not recorded by Fisher. Photo.
1055 £230
1841 1d. red-brown plate 44 AE-AL strip of eight cancelled by the ''620'' numeral obliterator of Plymouth, tied to 1846 (June 10) letter sheet to London, paying the 8d. rate, AL slightly cut into at base, otherwise with clear to enormous margins with selvedge at right showing small part of inscription, filing fold through AH, a remarkable quadruple rate franking. Holcombe certificate (1999). Photo.
1503 £150
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'Lilac and Green' 2d. AE colour trial in purple on yellow, perf. 14, on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine. Photo.
1932 | £500
Postage Dues: A selection of mainly covers and cards, incl. 1926 cover from Glsgow to Aberfeldy, bearing 1914-31 11/2d. pair, Incoming mail, range of handstamps, etc. (few 100's)
346 £320
Telegraph Forms: 1922 K.G.V 1s. emerald green on TP24B form for use in Ireland. Photo.
696 £380
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 6: 1d. magenta without corner letters, imperforate upper left corner block of fifty (10 x 5) from the 120 unit plate reprinted in 1912 for a tender to the Union of South Africa, on thin wove paper watermarked ''SPECIAL POSTAGE PAPER/LONDON'' without gum, very fine, minor imperfections confined to sheet margins. Photo.
1056 £1500
1841 1d. red-brown plate 72 PH, slightly cut into at top, otherwise close margins, used with :PAID'' tombstone datestamp in red, fine. R.P.S. certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. BS28. Photo.
1504 £420
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'Lilac and Green' 2d. BT blue-green on white colour trial, perf. 14, on gummed watermarked paper, minor gum disturbance, fine. Photo.
1933 | £150
Postage Dues: 1914-22 (5d. used), 1924-31, 1936-37 and 1937-38 sets mint, mainly fine. (33)
347 | £90
Telegraph Forms: 1944 K.G.VI 6d. forms TP26 (3), 9d. TP27 (2), 1s. TP28 and 6d. booklet cover (7).
697 £850
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway:'Grenada' large head essays, a selection comprising a die proof without corner letters, in green on wove paper (55 x 59mm), KG-KH pairs in pink and blue, KI-KJ pair in orange, II orange, JK blue and KK blue-green singles, on ungummed, unwatermarked white paper, also Grenada 1881 1d. and 11/2d. postcards using this head, unused. (9 items) . The die proof ex Fisher. Photo.
1058 £3000
1841 1d. red-brown plate 77 the ''B-blank'' error, cancelled well clear of both corner letter squares with ''7'' numeral, just cut into at lower left, otherwise close to good margins, a very attractive example of this rare variety. R.P.S. certificate (1957 duplicate of 1930). S.G. 12a, cat. £26,000. Ex Glasco. Photo.
1505 £550
Surface Printed: 1883–84 ''Lilac and Green'' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 21/2d. die proof essay for corner letters HT-TH, in black on glazed card (92 x 61mm) dated ''28 JUL 83'' and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', very fine. These corner letters would have been impossible on a horizontal format sheet of stamps. S.G. Spec. K20, this proof not listed. Ex. Young. Photo.
1936 | £260
Postage Dues: A K.G.VI selection on leaves, incl. ''POSTED TOO LATE FOR 1/2D RATE (2), 1944 cover, registered from Whitchurch to Derby with label ''Previously used stamp'' in manuscript on ''Please Return to Postmaster'' label, range of cachets, etc. 23 items)
348 | £60
Telegraph Forms: 1944 K.G.VI 1s. form (Huggins TP28) three different layouts) also booklet cover.
698 | £1950
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: The balance of the collection, with plate 1 1d. imperforate se-tenant strips of six (6, one divided into singles,) strips of five, four and two strips of three, five singles (with frames A & C in black), perf. 113/4 strip of six in black, imperf x perf. 113/4 block of 12 in red divided into 6 vertical pairs, Frame B 1d. WW single from 120 unit plate in rose perf. 121/2; Plate 2 imperforate 1/2d. and 2d., perf 121/2 1/2d. (23), 11/2d. (8) and 2d. (11) with some in se-tenant multiples, and imperforate reprints from the 120 unit 1d. plate without corner letters 1901(c.) blocks of four (2) and a single, 1912 tender for Union of South Africa block of six, pairs (2) and a single, and 1913 tender for Australian Commonwealth singles (4), mainly fine. (143).
1059 £190
1841 1d. red-brown plate 77b BA the 'B-blank' error corrected, clear to good margins, good used with ''446'' numeral cancelation, some creases. R.P.S. certificate (1984). S.G. Spec. BS29b, cat. £1,900. Photo.
1506 £350
Surface Printed: 1883 - 84 'Lilac and Green' 21/2d. colour trials in purple on pink and in green on yellow, perf. 14, on gummed unwatermarked paper, the latter with crease, otherwise fine. Photo.
1937 | £240
Postage Dues: A selection of K.G.V. covers and cards, incl. good range of cachets with ''POSTAGE/DUE FOR/RETURN/TO/SENDER'', ''Liable to Letter Rate'', etc. (25 items)
349 £350
Telegraph Forms: 1951 K.G.VI 9d. + 9d. olive green, fine unused, only a few recorded. Huggins TP30. Photo.
699 £720
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Ink Trials: 1876 (December) Judicature Fee £1 imperforate colour trial pairs (2), strips of three (2) and a marginal block of six (3 x 2), the latter being in doubly fugitive purple ink, all on gummed paper watermarked scales and overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, some with margins close or touching and some creasing, otherwise fine and fresh. (16). Photo. Colour trials of the £1 Judicature Fee stamps were taken in 1876 in five distinct shades that included the doubly fugitive purple. this was leter selected for the new stamp. Its success continued the convention that stamps with a revenue function were to use doubly fugitive ink rather than singly fugitive, hence no colour trials were necessary for the 1881 'Unified' 1d. lilac.
1060 £110
1841 1d. red-brown plate 84 KA, good to large margins, used with late Maltese Cross in black, fine. Mike Johnson opinion (2014). S.G. Spec. BS29. Photo.
1507 £550
Surface Printed: 1883 - 84 'Lilac and Green' 2d. CC colour trial in purple on yellow, perf. 14, used on piece with full ''MANCHESTER/AB 21/JY 8/84'' experimental duplex from Postmaster Beaufort, fine. Photo.
1938 £190
Postage Dues: 1795 (Dec. 1) entire from London to Dublin, readdressed to Cork then to Cove, bearing ''1/6'' and ''2/6'' rate marks, straight lines ''CORK'' and ''COVE'', and a fine strike of the rare dotted oval ''T.OFF''. This mark was used within the Post Office for accounting calculations on readdressed mail. Photo.
350 | £400
Telegraph Forms: 1951 K.G.VI 1s.6d. forms TP31a and TP31b, also used TP31b (faults)
700 £650
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Ink Trials: 1877(c.) piece (155 x 207mm) from the De La Rue records, entitled ''Stamps printed in ''doubly fugitive'' inks', with three examples of each 1877 Postal Fiscal 1d. die 2 and Cape of Good Hope Stamp Act 1864 1s. and Government £2, all overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 14A, one of each 'Left intact', one of each 'Obliterated by writing [manuscript 'Cancelled'] and then treated with oxalic acid', and the others 'Obliterated by printing [''B01'' barred obliterator], and then treated with benzine'. An interesting item. Photo.
1061 £450
1841 1d. red-brown plate 90 CK overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 1, close to small margins, fine without small part original gum. S.G. Spec. BS30s, cat. £3,000. Photo.
1508 £620
Surface Printed: 1883 - 84 'Lilac and Green' 2d. CC colour trial in purple on pink, perf. 14, used on piece with full ''MANCHESTER/AB 21/JY 8/84'' experimental duplex from Postmaster Beaufort, fine. Photo.
1940 | £270
Postage Dues: 1811-1977 selection of covers and cards, incl. Forces Mail, Redirected Mail with Postage Not Paid to Edinburgh (5), Registered Mail, range of cachets, etc. (53 items)
351 | £2300
Telegrams: An accumulation in an album, on leaves and loose, incl. 1899 Post Office Telegram form used from Buckingham Palace to Princess Louise, 1925 Wembley Exhibition Souvenir telegram used August 25 1925, a very good range of Greetings Telegrams with 1957 Birthday Greetings original artwork by David Knight with issued for comparison, Post Office Telegrams unused and used, Ephemera, etc. (100s)
701 £450
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Ink Trials: 1881(c.) unissued Patent 1d., five imperforate trials in doubly fugitive purple, on different coloured thin card without watermark or gum, very fine. Photo. See GB Jornal volume 28, no. 3, page 74.
1062 £190
1841 1d. red-brown plate 95 FA-FE strip of five on very blued paper left marginal example with part inscription, otherwise close to good margins, used with ''133'' Scottish barred numerals, fine. S.G. 8a. Photo.
1509 £190
Surface Printed: 1883 - 84 'Lilac and Green' 21/2d. JF colour trial in green on buff, perf. 14, used on piece with ''6K/EDINBURGH/JY 29/84'' experimental c.d.s. from Postmaster Cunygnhame, fine. Photo.
1941 £220
Postage Dues: 1840 1d. Mulready letter sheet A19, used to Aldgate, cancelled by black Maltese Cross with unframed ''More to Pay'' with manuscript ''To Pay 2d.''. Photo.
352 | £1650
Railway Stamps: A collection in an album and on leaves, incl. a good range of Caledonia Railway, Cleator & Workington Junction Railway 1920 cover from Cleator Moor to Manchester, bearing 3d. light green, Dumbarton & Balloch Joint Line 1920 cover from Alexandria to Manchester with 3d. bluish green, London Midland and Scottish Railway 1938 cover from Liverpool to Sheffield with 3d. Parcel label and Express label, Metropolitan & G.C.J. Committee 1924 cover from London to Manchester, Portpatrick & Wigtownshire Railways, Portpatrick & Wigtownshire Joint Railways 1920 3d. mint block of four and single used on 1920 cover, etc. (few 100's)
702 £650
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Ink Trials: 1897 Appendix piece (167 x 257mm) headed 'Appendix/Stamps printed in Doubly Fugitive inks' and dated 'Nov. 29th 1897', bearing twelve imperforate De La Rue Queen Victoria dummy or sample stamps printed in doubly fugitive 'Purple', 'Green' and 'Black' (4 of each) on white, yellow, red and cream papers, most attractive. Photo.
1066 | £50
1841 2d. blue, three four margin examples, one three margin example (surface fault), and a pair cut into at base and just touched at right, each used on cover with barred cancellations to the same address in Forres, each with heavy filing folds clear of adhesives, otherwise fine, also an 1828 (Dec. 13) entire also to Forres. (5)
1510 £380
Surface Printed: 1883 - 84 'Lilac and Green' 21/2d. JH colour trial in purple on pink, perf. 14, used on piece with ''6K/EDINBURGH/JY 29/84'' experimental c.d.s. from Postmaster Cunygnhame, fine. Photo.
1942 £220
Postage Dues: 1840 (June 17) 1d. Mulready letter sheet A11, used from Thame to London, cancelled by red Maltese Cross with double circular ''MORE/TO/PAY'' and manuscript ''2''. Photo.
353 | £110
Railway Stamps: A selection on leaves, incl. Railway Letter Stamps, London & Brighton and South Coast Railway 4d. in violet on 3d. green pair, The Highland Railway 1910 envelope bearing 2d. dark olive-green with ''ELGIN'' in violet, Railway Parcel stamps, etc. The property of another vendor. (36)
703 £180
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Dummy Stamps: 1861 ''EXPERIMENTAL POSTAGE/THREE PENCE'' essay with the head of the King Pedro V of Portugal defaced by a cross, printed in deep brown, a block of four, stamps at right a little cut into, toned on reverse as this was originally affixed to part of an ink recipe page which is included showing that this was ''No. 22–Deep Brown/For Card Backs &c'' (this was also used for Recipe 121 'Ordinary Printing Inks' for Indian 1 anna envelopes, the other side of the piece with recipe ''18–Yellow/''For Honors'' bearing a block of four De La Rue Queen Victoria dummy or sample stamps (stained) in the appropriate colour. Photo.
1068 £1300
1841 2d. blue plate 3, a selection used with numbers in Maltese Cross, comprising pair with ''5'', and singles with ''2'', ''3'', ''4'', ''6'' and ''11'', each with four margins, fine upright strikes. Photo.
1511 £160
Surface Printed: 1883 - 84 'Lilac and Green' 3d. FH purple on blue colour trial, perf. 14, on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine. Photo.
1944 £90
Postage Dues: 1841 (Jan. 7) cover locally used in London, franked by 1840 1d. lack plate 7 OD (cut into at right) tied by red Maltese Cross, manuscript ''2'' chrge mark and double circular ''MORE/TO/PAY''. Photo.
355 | £80
Railway Stamps: Colne Valley Railway: 1891 2d. dull yellow-green in an unused sheet of twelve, 1910 2d. bright yellow-green in a mint sheet of twelve, good to fine.
704 £190
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Dummy Stamps: 1882 embossed Dummy Stamps with Victor Emmanuel head engraved by Professor L. Bigola with collar dated ""30.1.82"" and used for registration envelope samples, proofs in orange-vermilion (two shades), deep violet and carmine on various size pieces of wove paper, and registered letter envelope with the design impressed in blue perforated ''CANCELLED'' (twice). (5 items). Photo.
1069 | £500
1841 2d. blue plate 3 selection, all used with Maltese Crosses in black, comprising singles (3), pairs (2) and strip of three, also pair used with Maltese Cross in blue-black shade, each with four margins, slightly mixed condition. (13)
1512 £170
Surface Printed: 1883 - 84 'Lilac and Green' 3d. SC purple on green colour trial, perf. 14, on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine. Photo.
1945 £80
Postage Dues: 1841 (March 22) cover from London to Nottingham, franked by 1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b JF with close to good margins, tied by neat black Maltese Cross, manuscript ''2'' charge mark and double circular ''MORE/TO/PAY'' below. Photo.
356 £110
Railway Stamps: Colne Valley Railway: 1905 (May 3) 'Ewen' envelope to London, bearing K.E.VII 1d. tied by Norwood c.d.s. and pen cross and Colne 2d. handstamped by curved ''RAILWAY CHARGE/2d'' in violet and with pen cross, scarce. Photo.
705 £350
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Proofs Bearing Engravers Records: 1876 Original Head Die No. 205 'hub' in black with uncleared circular surround inscribed around the edge (in reverse) ''ORIGL. HEAD PREP. FOR JUDICATURE STAMPS/1876'' and ''205'', and with further ink endorsement 'Die 205', on buff card (50 x 60mm) in the usual condition of these unusual proofs. This die produced Punch 206 which was used for the Judicature Fee set of 1876 (excluding the 15/- of five years later using Punch 248), a cleared die proof of this head is included, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''May. 8, 1876'', insignificant rub line, otherwise fine. (2 items). Photo. See Die Proofs of De La Rue (1)—Proofs on buff card by Peter Young FRPSL, GB Journal volume 54, number 1.
1071 £780
1841 2d. blue plate 3 BH overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 1, close to good margins, fine with gum. S.G. Spec. ES11s. Photo.
1513 £200
Surface Printed: 1883 - 84 'Lilac and Green' 3d. TC green on green colour trial, perf. 14, on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine. Photo.
1946 £80
Postage Dues: 1841 (June 4) cover from Cupar to Dundee, franked by 1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b AC (cut into), readdressed to Dunfermline, with two line ''To Pay/ONE PENNY''. Photo.
357 £80
Railway Stamps: Great Eastern Railway: 1905 (May 10) Ewen envelope to London franked by K.E.VII 1d. and 2d. yellow-green railway letter stamp (de Lacy-Spencer no. 8), each tied by neat upright ''WHITTLESFORD/10 MAY. 1905/CANCELLED'' c.d.s. in violet, fine and attractive. Photo.
706 £350
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Proofs Bearing Engravers Records: 1888 Original Head Die No. 247, with horizontal lines in the ribbon at the back of the neck, in black with uncleared circular surround, on buff card (98 x 67mm), endorsed ''4/- Unappd/Key/P247' in red and dated ''14 AUG 88''. Usual condition for these unusual proofs. Photo. See Die Proofs of De La Rue (1)—Proofs on buff card by Peter Young FRPSL, GB Journal volume 54, number 1.
1072 £190
1841 2d. blue plate 3 CL, small to good margins, used with 1844-type numeral in blue, fine. R.P.S. certificate (2004). S.G. 14h, cat. £1,000. Photo.
1514 £420
Surface Printed: 1883 - 84 'Lilac and Green' 3d. TD blue on white imperf. colour trial, on gummed watermarked paper, fine. Photo.
1947 | £780
Postage Dues: 1842-1898 a collection of covers on leaves, incl. 1842 cover from London to Taunton, franked by 1841 1d. tied by black Maltese Cross with manuscript ''2'' charge mark and double circular ''MORE/TO/PAY'', 1842 wrapper from Castlecomer to Dublin, franked by 1841 1d. cancelled by black Maltese Cross with manuscript ''More to Pay'' and boxed ''MORE/TO/PAY'', 1844 cover to Stranraer franked by 1841 1d. pair, with manuscript ''Above 1oz'' and ''more to pay'', ''2'' deleted and ''4'' added, 1849 cover from Guildford to London, franked by 1841 2d., with manuscript ''4'' and circular framed ''MORE TO PAY/H'', 1857 cover from Greenock to Edinburgh franked by 1854-57 1d. with unframed ''MORE TO PAY/OVER 1.2 OZ'' in blue, 1858 cover from Edinburgh to Hamilton, franked by 1854-57 1d. tied by boxed ''CHARLOTTE/PLACE'', with manuscript ''2'' charge mark and unframed ''MORE/TO PAY'', 1858 cover from Prestonkirk to Edinburgh with handstruck ''2'' and unframed ''MORE/TO PAY'', 1860 cover from Newcastle to London, franked by 1854-57 1d. tied by Newcastle duplex, handstruck ''2'' charge mark and ''ABOVE 1/2 OZ'', 1864 cover used in London and franked by 1864-70 1d. plate 89 CA, manuscript ''Imperfect Stamp'' handstruck ''2d.'' charge mark, etc. (17 items)
358 £520
Railway Stamps: Great Northern Railway Company: 1912 (June 14) envelope to Stamforn, bearing K.E.VII 4d. orange tied by London Western District c.d.s. and Great Northern 2d. pink with pencil cancellation, affixed over the top of an Express label, scarce. Photo.
709 £100
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Postal Stationery: Newspaper Wrappers: 1881 1/2d. (LW4 with horizontal shading to ribbons) die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), uncleared, dated ''28 JUN 81'' in blue and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', very fine. Photo.
1074 £230
1841 2d. plate 3 DI-DJ pair, small to good margins, used with 1844 type cancellations in black, and ''PAID'' and ''O'' handstamps in red, bent corner, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (2015) notes ''red handstamps are untraced accountancy''. S.G. Spec. ES11. Photo.
1515 £520
Surface Printed: 1883–84 ''Lilac and Green'' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 4d. die proof without corner letters, in black on glazed card, dated ''13 JUL 83'' and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', very fine. S.G. Spec. K22, cat. £1,750. Ex. Young. Photo.
1948 | £80
Postage Dues: 1843-1956 selection of covers and cards, incl. range of charges and explanatory marks, handstruck ''2'', ''MORE/TO/PAY, etc. (18 items)
359 £230
Railway Stamps: London & North Western Railway: 1901 (Jan. 17) envelope to Edinburgh, bearing 1887-92 4d. tied by Threadneedle Street c.d.s., London & North 2d. (corner fault) control number 141609, manuscript ''To be handed to P.O. msg on arrival''. Photo.
710 £90
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Postal Stationery: Newspaper Wrappers: 1882 1/2d. (LW2 with vertical shading to ribbons) die proof in black on buff card (91 x 60mm, see Die Proofs of De La Rue (1)—Proofs on buff card by Peter Young FRPSL, GB Journal volume 54, number 1), dated ''1 AUG 82'' in blue, stamped ''BEFORE STRIKING'', initialled in pencil and further endorsed 'Die used for heads' in red, usual condition for these proofs. Photo.
1077 £210
1841 2d. blue plate 3 EG, close to good margins, used with number ''10'' in Maltese Cross, fine. Photo.
1516 £420
Surface Printed: 1883–84 ''Lilac and Green'' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 9d. dull green ES-GT right martginal block of six (2 x 3) with watermark sideways-inverted, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, upper pair with horizontal crease and centre pair with slight staining on gum, otherwise very fine and fresh with virtually full original gum. S.G. K25b., s., cat. £2,550+. Ex. Young. Photo.
1949 | £600
Postage Dues: 1844-1900 selection of covers and cards, incl. 1863 entire from Newcastle on Tyne to Edinborough, bearing boxed ''ABOVE OZ'' with manuscript ''1/2'' and handstruck ''2'', 1873 wrapper to Switzerland, franked by 1872-73 6d. grey plate 12 NE and PH, with boxed ''N.P.B.'' and ''FOUND-IN-N.P.B./WITHOUT CONTENTS'', 1878 cover from London to Torquay, bearing circular framed ''OVER 1 OZ/1d/MORE TO PAY'', 1900 envelope used within London, franked by Gibraltar 1d., disallowed and ''@D./W.C.'' and boxed ''Contrary to regulations/73'', etc. (25 items)
360 £480
Railway Stamps: South Eastern & Chatham Railway: 1901 (Nov. 27) long envelope to Maidstone, bearing 1887-92 4d. tied by Blackfriars c.d.s. with Chatham 2d. with control no. 20613 with pen cross, Express label at left. Photo.
711 | £270
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Postal Stationery: Registered: 1878 Embossed Registration 2d. die proof with blank date plugs, in black with uncleared circular surround, on glazed card cut to stamp size and mounted in sunked frame (31 37mm), small imperfections, also irregular shaped piece dated '16 Oct 1890' and endorsed 'Die 24' bearing six impressions of the 2d. (Huggins type R3 with 5 florets) in blue and a piece with two impressions of the 1894 2d. (R4) in grey. (3 items).
1078 £160
1841 2d. blue plate 3 EH, small to large margins, used with Scottish Maltese Cross in black, fine. S.G. Spec. ES11un, cat. £400. R.P.S. certificate (2005). Photo.
1517 £750
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1885 De La Rue Striking Book piece (94 x 54mm) bearing incomplete die proofs of accepted heads used for the 'Jubilee' issue, on solid ground die no. 288 and accepted head on white ground, die no. 289, each in black with uncleared rectangular surround and each with the back of the hair missing, inscribed '1885' and both with 'Aug 19/25 Leads' beneath. Unique. Wiseman F49h. Ex. Young. Photo.
1951 £220
Postage Dues: 1851 (Jan. 16) stampless printed ''Inquiry after a Soldier's Effects'' sent from Lurgan to East India House in London,bearing superb handstruck ''2'' charge mark in blue with matching ''LURGAN'' c.d.s. at left. Photo.
362 £80
Railway Stamps: Scotland: Caledonian Railway Company: 1899 (ca.) envelope (opened out) to Shipley, bearing 1881 1d. lilac and Caledonian 2d. both with pen cancellations with fine advert for the Great Western Hotel Oban on reverse. Photo.
712 £150
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Postal Stationery: Stamped to Order: 1894 6d. (ES26) without date plugs colour trial in green on laid paper, superb. Photo.
1079 £210
1841 2d. blue plate 3 FF-FG pair, good even margins, used with two fine strikes of number ''12'' in Maltese Cross. R.P.S. certificate (1996). Photo.
1520 £190
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: Small head die proof very similar to the accepted head used for the 'Jubilee' issue on solid ground (die no. 288), surrounded by 38mm diameter black ring, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), without markings, small violet ''R.C.B.S.'' handstamps on reverse, very fine. Ex. Young. Photo.
1955 £160
Postage Dues: 1864 (Aug. 31) cover from London to Plymouth, franked by 1864-79 1d. plate 81 CE tied by London duplex, with large ''2'' with ''ABOVE 1/2 OZ'' within, fine and scarce. Photo.
363 £210
Railway Stamps: Scotland: Caledonian Railway Company: 1899 (Dec. 7) envelope to Sheffield, bearing 1881 1d. lilac (2) with Sheffield duplex, Caledonian 2d. tied by oval ''Conveyed/MANCHESTER/London Road/And to be so/abstracted'' in violet. Photo.
713 £160
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Postal Stationery: Stamped to Order: 1894 6d. (ES26) without date plugs colour trial in carmine on laid paper, superb. Photo.
1080 £120
1841 2d. blue plate 3 GA, small to huge margins, used with complete black Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. 14e. Photo.
1521 | £3800
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' A mainly mint collection with many marginal blocks, in an album, incl. 2d. lower two rows of twelve, 21/2d. lower strip of twelve, 3d. imperforate plate proof, 3d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9 in a block of four from lower-left corner of sheet, 3d. in corner blocks of four (4) and six, 4d. block of four with interval margin, block of four with interval margins, 5d. die II blocks of four and six, 9d. unmounted marginal pair and single, range of marginal settings, perforation types, etc. (377)
1956 £130
Postage Dues: 1865 (Feb. 19) cover from Towyn to Plymouth, franked by 1864-79 1d. plate 89 BJ tied by ''C 33'' barred oval, with large handstruck ''2'' incorporating ''ABOVE 1/2 OZ'', fine. Photo.
364 £110
Railway Stamps: Scotland: Great North of Scotland Railway: 1875 (ca.) stampless 'string' parcel letter to Ellon, bearing ''GREAT NORTH OF SCOTLAND RAILWAY/PARCEL FROM PAID'' with ''MINTLAW'' handstamp. Photo.
714 £150
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Postal Stationery: Stamped to Order: 1894 6d. (ES26) without date plugs colour trial in violet on laid paper, superb. Photo.
1081 £400
1841 2d. blue plate 3 GB, four large even margins, used with number ''8'' in Maltese Cross, fine. R.P.S. certificate (2002) states ''variety guide line in upper corner''. Photo.
1522 | £500
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee', a mint selection, incl. 11/2d. blocks of four (2, one lower marginal), 2d. corner block of four, 21/2d. left marginal block of four, 3d. corner block of four, 5d. die I single (small part original gum), die II corner block of six, 6d. marginal gutter block of four, 0d. block of four, 1s. green and carmine corner block of four, etc., slightly mixed condition. (67)
1959 £190
Postage Dues: 1868 (April 29) cover from Glasgow to Australia, franked by 1865-67 6d. plate 6 OI, tied by Glasgow duplex and oval framed ''6D./MORE TO PAY'', also boxed ''UNCLAMED/AT/MELBOURNE''. Photo.
365 £170
Railway Stamps: Scotland: North British Railway Company: 1908 (ca.) long envelope to Edinburgh, endorsed at top ''Express Delivery'', bearing K.E.VII 4d. orange cancelled by pencil crosses and North British 2d. with pencil cross and two line ''JAS. WILSON/N.B.R. Guard'' in violet. Photo.
715 £230
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Revenue Stamps: Bill or Note: 1893 De La Rue artist's hand painted unadopted £2 essay in pink black and Chinese white with embossed Britannia head, on card (68 x 88mm), dated 'July 21st 93', initialled 'JP' (J. Peacock) and further dated '21.7.93', central positioning pinholes as usual, most attractive. Photo.
1082 £250
1841 2d. blue plate 3 GL, small to good margins, used with number ''9'' in Maltese Cross, fine. R.P.S. certificate (2001) for the stamp on piece (detached). Photo.
1524 | £450
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee', a c.d.s. used selection, incl. range of shades, 41/2d. used on piece with red Hackney c.d.s., 5d. die I single and block of four, 9d. block of four with Nottingham c.d.s's, 10d. corner strip of three with registered ovals, 1s. dull green pair and block of four, 1s. green and carmine (2, one with Chester c.d.s), etc., slightly mixed condition. (58)
1961 | £280
Postage Dues: 1871-1958 selection of Disallowed Printed Matter covers and cards, incl. boxed ''CLOSED AGAINST/INSPECTION'' etc. (18 items)
366 £190
Railways: Parcel Stamps: Great Northern Railway: 1859 printed Accounts Department letter from Birmingham Station, bearing 3lbs. Corn Samples (Ewen no. 81), rare on document. Photo.
716 £300
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Revenue Stamps: Companies Registration: 1881 watermark anchor 6d., 1s., 5s. and £1 top marginal perforated colour standards overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 18 (5s.) or 14 (others), each endorsed '56 Set' in margin and with manuscript dates between Sept. 1889 and Sept. 1900, £1 with perfs. a little trimmed at right, otherwise very fine and fresh with gum. (4). Photo.
1083 £400
1841 2d. blue plate 3 IB-IE strip of four, good to large margins with part adjoining impressions at base, used with black Maltese Crosses, fine. Holcombe (1992) and R.P.S. certificates (2012) note ''ivory heads on reverse''. S.G. 14. Photo.
1525 £320
Surface Printed: 1887 - 92 'Jubilee' Issue 1/2d. cut-down die proof in black on glazed card, mounted on large striking book piece endorsed with eight different dates for the creation of plates 35-40 and ''Fe 4 24 leads/for repair. Photo.
1962 | £220
Postage Dues: 1872-1922 selection of disallowed postcards, incl. 1872 1/2d. stationery card bearing boxed ''CONTRARY TO REGULATION/S.E.'', Liable to Letter Rate, etc. (25 items)
367 £85
Railways: Parcel Stamps: London & North Eastern Railways: A selection of L.N.E.R parcel stamps comprising 1d., 2d., 3d., 4d., 7d., 8d., 9d., 10d., 11d., £1, £3, £5 and £10, various destinations, mainly fine, also additional label without value but with 1s.8d. in manuscript. The property of another vendor. (14) Photo.
717 £190
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Revenue Stamps: Consular Service: 1885 essays for overprints in colour, 1d. on 1d. to £5 on £5 set overprinted ''SPECIMAN'' types 9 (1d to 10/-) and 11 (£1 to £5), some slight toning, otherwise mainly fine with gum. (14). Photo.
1086 £550
1841 2d. blue plate 3 PC unused with four small margins and PA with close to huge margins unused (regummed) with part of adjoining stamp at top, faults. S.G. 14. Photo.
1526 £1400
Surface Printed: 1887 - 92 'Jubilee' Issue 1/2d. imprimaturs with marginal rule at top, 11/2d. 21/2d., 3d., 4d., 41/2d., 6d., 9d. and 1s., all four margined, mainly fine with gum. S.G. Spec. K27, 29, 31-34, 37, 38, 40, cat. £7,400. Photo.
1964 | £150
Postage Dues: 1874-98 a selection of covers and cards, incl. 1879 cover from Abingdon to London, readdressed within London with ''1/2d'' erased and ''1d.'' added, boxed ''More to pay/above oz/N.W.'', , etc. (12 items)
368 | £350
Railways: Parcel Stamps: London & North Eastern Railways: Five covers all with Parcel stamps, 1935 Express cover with 3d. (Nottingham), 1949 cover with 5d. (Monkseaton), 1950 Express cover with 6d. (Cambridge), K.G.VI cover with 7d. cancelled ''THE RAILWAY EXECUTIVE/FISH TRAFFIC AGENT/St. ANDREWS DOCK/HULL'', 1955 cover with 9d. (Frinton-on-Sea).
718 £750
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Revenue Stamps: Consular Service: 1886 essays for surcharges for use in China and Japan, 8d. lilac imperforate left marginal horizontal strip of six on gummed watermarked paper, each stamp surcharged ''SEVENTY-FIVE/CENTS'' in different types in carmine, 3rd stamp with vertical crease and last stamp just touched at right, otherwise fine (unmounted). Rare. Photo.
1088 £580
1841 2d. blue plate 3 QJ, close to good margins, used with part Bridport c.d.s. in black, fine. R.P.S. certificate (1992). S.G. 14g, Spec. ES11we. Photo.
1528 £650
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1/2d. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''30 MAR 00'' in blue, endorsed 'After Striking' and 'March 30' in pencil (with 'Befr' deleted), initialled 'G.F.S.' in ink below the proof. On January 26th 1900 De La Rue wrote asking to modify existing plates by introducing bars of colour between the two panes in the forme, causing some damage to nearby leads. After striking new leads, these proofs were pulled to confirm the dies were still excellent. For some reason they all had the top right corner of the card shorn off, as in this case. S.G. K27, cat. £1,500. Ex. Young. Photo.
1965 | £210
Postage Dues: 1874-1991 a selection of Explanatory handstamps on covers, cards and a few pieces on leaves, incl. Deficient Postage, More to Pay Return to Sender, etc. (42 items)
369 | £480
Literature: A large accumulation, incl. many books on cancellations, postal history, The Post Office, Revenues, incl. British Pictorial Envelopes of the 19th. Century by Bodily, Javis and Hahn, Penny Postage Centenary, The £5 Orange by Dr. J. Horsey, Barred Numeral Cancellations of London by J. Parmenter, etc. (quantity) The buyer of this lot is responsible for its removal from our offices.
719 £380
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Revenue Stamps: Customs: 1860 surface printed 1d. die proof using Joubert's head of 1853, in black, margins around the proof partly cleared and with uncleared circular surround showing engravers marks indicating further finishing required, on glazed card (93 x 60mm) dated '1/6/60', mounting residue on reverse, otherwise very fine and rare, a most attractive proof. Photo.
1089 £420
1841 2d. blue plate 3 RJ-RK pair, four good margins, used with two strikes of the number ''1'' in Maltese Cross, fine. Photo.
1529 £180
Surface Printed: 1887 - 92 'Jubilee' Issue 1/2d. cut-down die proof in black on glazed card, mounted on striking book piece endorsed ''Sep 17/20 Leads/for repairs''. Photo.
1966 £150
Postage Dues: 1884 (April 29) mourning envelope from Llanfairpwllgwyngyll to Australia, franked by 1880-83 6d. on 6d., tied by duplex, has violet boxed ''DEFICIENTPOSTAGE 6d./FINE 6d./1/-'' and oval framed ''1s./MORE TO PAY''. Photo.
370 | £170
Literature: A small library in two cartons with various Willcocks publications incl. The British County Catlogue parts 1 to 5, The postal Cancellations of London by Westley, The British Postage Stamp by Lowe, etc.
720 £380
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Revenue Stamps: Customs: 1860 surface printed £10 die proof using Joubert's head of 1853, in black on glazed card (60 x 93mm) stamped ''FROM W. Aug. 20-60'' very fine and rare, a most attractive proof. Photo.
1091 £220
1841 2d. blue plate 3 TK, small to huge margins, used with number ''7'' in Maltese Cross, fine. Photo.
1530 £150
Surface Printed: 1887 - 92 'Jubilee' Issue 1/2d. cut-down die proof in black on glazed card, mounted on striking book piece endorsed ''April 20/1 Leads/for/repairs''. Photo.
1967 £90
Postage Dues: 1889 (April 22) cover from Folkestone to Huntingdon, franked by 1881 1d. and 1887-92 1/2d., bearing unframed ''OVER 2 OZS/1D./I.S./MORE-TO-PAY''. Photo.
372 | £1750
Postal History and Covers: A Q.V. accumulation of mainly covers on leaves and loose, incl. a range of stampless and pre-stamp covers, 1840 (July 31) cover franked by 1840 2d. blue, 1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A44 unused with Smith's Envelope Advertiser advert insude, 1841 (Nov. 28) franked by 1840 2d. blue, 1854 cover to New Zealand, franked by 1847-54 1s. green, 1854 long envelope gtom Edinburgh to Hamilton, franked by 1847-54 10d., etc. (100's)
721 £150
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Revenue Stamps: General Duty: 1882 De La Rue artist's hand painted unadopted £5 essay in pink black and red with embossed Britannia head, incorporating ''10.11.82'' date, on card (37 x 39mm), dated '22•DEC•82' and with central positioning pinhole as usual, most attractive. Photo.
1092 | £1250
1841 2d. blue plate 4, a selection used with barred cancellations, all with four margins, comprising strip of six (touched at top), strip of three, block of four, pairs (4) and singles (19) incl. marginal example with ''419'', used with ''888'' on piece with ''Southwold/Penny Post'' alongside, used with ''134'' of Bristol (R.P.S. certificate, 1999), violet-blue (early stage) used (B.P.A. certificate, 1978), etc., slightly mixed. (26 items)
1531 £500
Surface Printed: 1887-92 Jubilee 1/2d. vermillion, a left marginal interpanneau block of eighteen, variety watermark inverted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 197Wi, cat £1,620+. Photo.
1968 | £80
Postage Dues: 1891-1973 selection of London Inland Section and Foreign Branch marks on covers and cards, incl. 1/2d. to 1/4d. marks, incoming mail, etc. (17 items)
373 | £1100
Postal History and Covers: A group of Q.V. covers, with 1840 1d. blacks on cover (7), range of imperf. 1d. reds with a range of cancellations incl. number ''3'' in Maltese Cross, barred numerals, etc., mixed condition. (25)
722 £210
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Revenue Stamps: General Duty: 1882 De La Rue artist's hand painted unadopted £200 essay in pink black and red with embossed Britannia head, incorporating ''10.11.82'' date, on card (40 x 45mm), dated '21•NOV•82' and with central positioning pinhole as usual, most attractive. Photo.
1093 | £150
1841 2d. blue plate 4, three used examples each with four margins, comprising AJ with Aberdeen numeral, GB with Wisbecach c.d.s. and numeral, and RB with London c.d.s's, mainly fine.
1532 £180
Surface Printed: 1887–92 Jubilee 1/2d. vermilion, two control ''Q'' examples, the first a block of four with one perforation extension in the lower margin, and the second a horizontal pair with the usual perforation in the right margin, the control pairs both being unmounted, fine. The block with Hendon certificate (2010). S.G. 197. Photo.
1969 | £450
Postage Dues: 1902-91 an accumulation of covers and cards, incl. 1922 postcard from France, with handstruck ''11/2D/I.S./G.'' franked by K.G.V. 1/2d. and Postage Due 1d., 1925 postcard of Cartagena franked by K.G.V 1d. tied by London c.d.s., boxed ''Posted on board ship Abroad/I.S.'' and 11/2d. Postage Due tied by Portsmouth c.d.s., 1927 express envelope from Belgium, with boxed ''EXPRESS FEE PARTLY PAID/Charge of (1d. in manuscript)to be/Collected on Delivery'', Instructional marks, etc. (129 items)
374 | £980
Postal History and Covers: A collection, 1701-1850, of mainly covers on leaves, incl. 1701 entire from Paris to London, bearing on reverse has ''FE/11'' Bishopmark, 1702 cover to Stowmarket, on reverse has ''PAYD/PENY/POST/W/TH'' (twice) and ''OC/15'' Bishopmark, 1775 cover to London, bearing on reverse ''POST/PAYD/PENY/T/MO'' boxed ''DAVIES'' receiver and ''10/AP'' Bishopmark, 1798 entire to London, bearing two line ''BRIGHT/HELMSTONE'' with manuscript ''4'', 1839 (Dec. 8) cover to Edgbaston bearing handstruck ''4'' of Glasgow, range of Paids, Frees, etc. (59 items)
723 £2500
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Revenue Stamps: Land Transfer/Land Registry: A magnificent group of ten preliminary drawings by De La Rue staff artists for five values, being two of each 4d., 6d., 3s., £1 and £5, the first of each having been examined and corrected by two different hands before being returned to the artists for the second series, suitable for submission to the Board. Photo. The proposal for stamps for Land Transfer in 1874 using Head punch No. 27 did not materialise, and was changed to Land Registry in 1880. The plan was abandoned in 1881.
1094 £250
1841 2d. blue plate 4 BB-BC pair with watermark inverted, four large margins, used with indistinct barred cancellations. S.G. 14Wi, cat. £1,750+. Photo.
1533 £900
Surface Printed: 1887 - 92 'Jubilee' 1/2d. vermilion, very fine and fresh unused block of four with ""PEARS' SOAP"" advertisement on reverse in orange, lightly mounted on obverse of top pair only. An attractive and scarce multiple with original gum. S.G. Spec. K27(2). Photo.
1971 | £210
Postage Dues: 1904-10 selection of postcards, incl. 1907 (July 7) card from London to Edinburgh, bearing boxed ''REPOSTED MORE THAN ONE/CLEAR DAY AFTER DELIVERY/131'', Liable to Letter Rate, etc. (25 items)
375 | £600
Postal History and Covers: A Q.V. to Q.E.II large accumulation of covers and cards in five cartons some sorted by County with some pre- stamp, imperf. and perf. 1d. red frankings, postal stationery, postage due marks, registered and censored mail, picture postcards, etc. (many 100's)
724 £450
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Revenue Stamps: Transfer Duty: 1888 essays, 3d. on 1d. lilac and 2/- on 2s. lilac, five imperforate examples of each on gummed watermarked paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, overprinted with essays for the overprints in five different colours, one 3d with small thin and crease, otherwise very fine and rare, only three sets were produced, being submitted on October 12th 1888 for the 1889 issue. (10). Photo.
1095 £110
1841 2d. blue plate 4 BH, a mint example displaying the 'spectacles' variety, cut into, with faults, part original gum, scarce unused. S.G. 14, Spec. ES14o, unpriced unused. Photo.
1534 £1250
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 1/2d. vermilion mint lower marginal control block of twenty four with watermark inverted, comprising the lower two rows of the right side of the 480 mill sheet as indicated by cross ''M'' watermark in sheet margin. Control ''Q'' (Wiseman Q17) plate 51, marginal setting 2b, perf. type I, a magnificent positional multiple of this difficult watermark variety, very fine with large part original gum, 22 units unmounted. Wiseman Spec. FAk-1 (Rarity M). Photo.
1973 | £230
Postage Dues: 1914-23 a selection of incoming covers and cards on leaves, incl. range of rates with 11/2d. (2), and cachets, etc. (26 items)
376 | £320
Postal History and Covers: A selection of perforated line engraved issues on cover, incl. 1854-57 watermark Small Crown perf. 16 2d. OF used with York duplex on cover to London, perf. 14 2d. plate 4 BR and plate 5 JC each used on cover with barred cancellations, watermark Large Crown perf. 14 2d. plate 5 NJ-NK pair used with barred cancellations on cover to France, plate 6 LI used on envelope to London (flap missing), 1856-58 perf. 16 2d. plate 6 BG used on cover to Manchester, 1858-79 2d. (2) used with Worcester duplex and Calais transit on cover to France, 1858-76 2d. plate 14 used alongside 1872-73 6d. grey with Birmginham duplex on cover to Malta, 1870 1/2d. plate 5 RH and SF used with Bewdley duplex on cover to Leamington, 1870 11/2d. used alongside 1d. with ''EXCHANGE/LIVERPOOL/MR 7/78'' duplexes on cover to Paris, etc., slightly mixed condition. (25)
725 £500
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Revenue Stamps: Unappropriated: 1884 4d. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 61mm), dated ''22FEB84'', stamped ''AFTER STRIKING'' and initialled, also a colour standard imperforate top marginal block of six (3 x 2) in lilac overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 18, on gummed paper (unmounted) watermarked orb, endorsed 'Aug 1899/120 Set' in margin, very fine.
1098 £260
1841 2d. blue plate 4 CE clearly displaying the major re-entry, unused (re-gummed or redistributed gum), with clear to very large margins, a few light reddish brown surface marks, a good example of the variety. S.G. 14, Spec. ES14b, unpriced unused. Photo.
1535 | £1950
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 1/2d. vermilion, a mint collection of controls on leaves, incl. no control strip of three, ''B'' two pairs, range of singles pairs, strips and blocks, also 1/2d. blue-green, controls with square corners, etc. (211 items)
1975 £1500
Postage Dues: 1914 (April 20) unstamped ''Wilson'' envelope from Belgium to Birmingham, with ''T'', ''5D'', with 5d. used on the first day, tied by ''''HANDSWORTH/4/20 AP/14/BIRMINGHAM'', also ''NORTH WESTERN T.P.O./20 AP/14/DAY DOWN'', fine and very rare. Photo.
377 | £800
Postal History and Covers: A pre-stamp to later line engraved collection of covers and entires, incl. 1840 1d. black plate 10 CD on 1841 (Jan. 3) cover (cut into), mainly 1841 1d. red-browns incl. CK tied to 1843 (Aug. 29) cover by number ''3'' in Maltese Cross, 74 additional covers with Maltese Cross cancellations, array or later postmarks, Scots locals, penny post handstamps, O.H.M.S., a few later covers and loose, mixed condition. (100s)
726 £520
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Revenue Stamps: Unappropriated: 1894 £10, cut down die proof in black on glazed card, a vertical lower left corner marginal strip of four imperforate plate proofs in black on cream card, an imperforate colour standard overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 14 and an imprimatur overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9 on gummed paper watermarked Orbs, mainly fine. Also 1894 Estate Duty £10 (creased) overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 14. Photo. The strip of plate proofs is unusual in that while one or two units have been cut from most of the hundreds of these proof sheets in the British Library, only two other sheets hace had multiples of this size taken, one of these (1881 1d. lilac), is now in the BPMA.
1099 £420
1841 2d. blue plate 4 EA-EC strip of three, small to large margins, used with 1844-type ''134'' numeral in deep blue, fine. S.G. 14h, cat. £3,000. Photo.
1538 £130
Surface Printed: 1887–92 Jubilee 1/2d. vermilion used c1895, printed paper rate to U.S.A. with most unusual trilingual heading from H. Alabaster, Gatehouse & Co. with perfin HAG&Co and fine FB handstamp for the London Foreign Branch light central crease. Photo.
1976 £420
Postage Dues: 1914 (April 20) 'Wilson' cover from Bruges to Birmingham, bearing Postage Due 2d. cancelled ''NORTH WESTERN T.P.O./20 AP/14/DAY DOWN'' c.d.s., the first day of issue, fine Photo.
378 | £880
Postal History and Covers: A Q.V. line enraved collection of covers written up for display, mainly 1841 1d. red-browns incl. Maltese Crosses (30), 'black' plates, rates to France, Scottish, Irish and spoon cancellations, penny post markings, returned paid letter wrapper, etc., also some later covers incl. selection of advertising stationery envelopes and unused postal stationery, a few revenues etc., fair to fine. (100+)
727 | £3200
1840 1d. black accumulation (12 items) on entires or fronts, some with certificates incl. red Leeds Maltese Cross (R.P.S. certificate), red Settle Maltese Cross (Brandon certificate), also with Mulreadys (5), 1840 2d. (5 items), 1841 1d. (26) and later items, some certified incl. 1840 2d. strip of three on piece with Leeds Maltese Crosses (Brandon certificate), 1d. reds on covers with numerals in green, yellow-olive, brown, etc., very mixed condition with some doubtful items, interesting lot. Sold 'as is'.
1100 £120
1841 2d. violet-blue plate 4 FI with a slight tint of lavender paper, fine used with large even margins. R.P.S. certificate (2017). S.G. Spec. ES17, cat. £400. Photo.
1539 £700
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 11/2d. reply paid essay, very fine part perforated corner marginal strip of three of the 11/2d. head plate printed in blue on gummed watermarked paper. The first with engine turned background and the Queen's portrait in an oval frame, the second with a blank background and oval frame, the third with blank background and the Queen's portrait replaced with a hand-painted octagonal frame on backing piece. A superb working piece. Photo.
1978 £200
Postage Dues: 1914 (April 20) stampless envelope, used locally in Evesham, bearing handstruck ''2'' charge mark and 1d. Postage Due pair used on the first day of issue, tied by ''EVESHAM/20 AP/1914'' datestamps. Photo.
379 | £420
Postal History and Covers: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation of mainly covers and cards in a folder, on leaves and loose, incl. Railways, registered mail, postcards, range of cancellations on pieces, etc. (100's)
728 | £1150
1840 1d. black collection of covers, fronts and pieces incl. 1840 (Oct. 1) entire bearing plate 3 MK tied by deep red Maltese Crosses of Wantage, 1840 (Nov. 30) entire with plate 5 LL-ML vertical pair affixed (not tied), 1841 (Feb. 3) entire to London bearing plate 2 IB tied by (oxidised) vermilion Maltese Cross of Brighton, 1841 (Apr. 8) wrapper to Modbury bearing plate 11 KA cancelled by Plymouth (ordinary) Maltese Cross, 1841 (May 31) redirected cover bearing plate 5 FK, cancelled by black Maltese Cross and additional manuscript pen cancellation in red, also 1840 2d. blue, heavily repaired affixed to a front, mixed condition. (14)
1101 £380
1841 2d. blue plate 4 KL-LJ, used block of twelve, touched at top and right, otherwise small to large margins, cancelled with 1844 numeral ''576'', major faults but of good appearance. S.G. Spec. ES11. Photo.
1544 £480
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 2d. colour trials (3) with head plate in purple, duty plates in blue, sage-green and carmine-red, perf. 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, each with perfs. very slightly trimmed at foot and the last a little faded, otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. K30, cat. from £1,000 each. Ex. Young. Photo.
1979 £150
Postage Dues: 1914 (April 20) unstamped postcard locally used in Evesham, franked by 1/2d. emerald (2, one damaged) used on first day of issue with clear ''EVESHAM/20 AP/14'' c.d.s. Photo.
380 | £750
Postal History and Covers: A dealers stock of covers and cards contained in a carton with pre-stamp with a range of Penny Posts, mileage marks, later with spoon cancellations, imperf. and perf. 1d. red frankings, Scotland, also some Ireland, etc. Condition is rather mixed (100's)
729 | £680
1840 1d. black plate 1b AG used on 1841 (Jan. 7) cover used within Dunfermline, KB used on 1840 (Dec. 24) cover from Glasgow to Inverness, LF used on 1840 (July 31) cover from Forfar to Kirriemuir, plate 6 BG used on 1840 (Aug. 1) cover from Whithorn to Wigtown, NA used on 1840 (Sept. 21) cover from London to Lanarkshire, plate 8 HI used on 1841 (Feb. 6) cover from Ayr to Maybole, readdressed to London, NE used on 1841 (Mar. 1) cover from Edinburgh to Glasgow, fair to fine.
1103 £600
1841 2d. plate 4 LC-LD pair, good to large margins, used with green 1844 type numeral cancellation, fine. B.P.A. certificate (1994). S.G. 14h, Spec. ES14wd. Photo.
1545 £320
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 2d. colour trial in green and black, perf. 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, minor gum wrinkles, very fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. K30, cat. from £1,000. Ex. Young. Photo.
1981 £180
Postage Dues: 1914 (April 20) postcard used locally in Evesham, franked by K.G.V. 1/2d., manuscript ''Unknown'' , violet boxed ''Undelivered for reasons stated'', ''To be returned to sender/ at the address known on cover'' and 1/2d. POSTAGE/DUE FOR/RETURN/TO/SENDER'' with 1/2d. Postage Due tied by Evesham c.d.s. on the first day of issue. Photo.
381 | £480
Postal History and Covers: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation of mainly covers and cards in two folders and loose, incl. flown covers, maritime mail, registered mail, postcards, etc. (100's)
730 | £480
1840 1d. black plate 1b QJ used on 1840 (Nov. 2) cover from Cockermouth to Carlisle, TA used on 1840 (Sept. 21) cover (address cut out) from Romford to London with black experimental Maltese Cross, plate 3 LK used on 1840 (Sept. 18) from Windsor to Tunbridge, NJ used on 1840 (July 22) cover from Hemel Hempstead to Kettering, plate 5 QH used on 1841 (Jan. 6) cover from Cookstown to Dublin with ''LATE MAIL'' in red, unplated IG used on 1841 (Feb. 8 entire from London to Petworth, poor to good.
1105 £180
1841 1d. red-brown plate 160 JA, left marginal example with part inscription and ornament at left, otherwise large margins, used with complete ''166'' barred cancellation of Liverpool, some creasing, otherwise fine. Photo.
1547 £350
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 2d. colour trial in purple and blue-green, perf. 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, very fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. K30, cat. from £1,000. Ex. Young. Photo.
1982 £90
Postage Dues: 1921 postcard from Germany to Tunbridge, stamp fell off in transit, bearing boxed ''T'' and ''11/2D/I.S./R'', with 1d. Postage Due stamp with manuscript ''1/2'' , unusual. Photo.
382 | £230
Postal History and Covers: An accumulation of pre-stamp entires, incl. 1781 (Mar. 28) from Farnham to Durham with ''28/MR' bishopsmark, range of markings with crowned circles, etc., also a few fronts, mixed condition. (approx. 80)
731 | £1700
1840 1d. black plates 1a to 10 used selection of 24 examples on leaves incl. plates 1a and 1b AG matched pair, plate 8 IC (three margins), cancelled by black Maltese Cross with small ''1'' in the centre, plate 10 SF with four margins matched with 1d. red, etc., mixed condition.
1106 £280
1841 1d. red-brown plate 166 FA-GB block of four, used with ''670'' barred cancellations of St Austell, fine. .P.S. certificate (2010. S.G. Spec B2(1). Photo.
1548 £250
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 2d. colour trial in green and deep blue, perf. 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, a little heavily mounted, minor gum crease and small corner crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. K30, cat. from £1,000. Ex. Young. Photo.
1983 £400
Postage Dues: 1921 (Oct. 28) 1d. stationery card used within London, with handstruck ''1D.'' with bisected 2d., tied by West Kensington c.d.s. Photo.
383 | £150
Postal History and Covers: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation, incl. 1970s Field Post Offices, postage dues, postcards, postal stationery, slogans, censored, mourning envelopes, 1d. red covers, etc. (100s)
732 | £800
1840 1d. black plates 1a JK, 1b FB, 2 DI, 4 DE, MB, 5 GJ, 6 II, SF, 7 FD, 8 HG, 9 DC, most with full margins, fair to fine.
1107 | £50
1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 174 SL, with clear to large margins, tied to 1854 (Feb. 6) cover to London by ''75'' numeral of Birmingham, slightly toned, otherwise a fine example of a scarce plate on cover. S.G. B2. Ex. Moon.
1549 £90
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 2d. colour trial in green and purple, perf. 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, some perfs. trimmed at top, otherwise very fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. K30, cat. from £1,000. Ex. Young. Photo.
1984 £320
Postage Dues: 1923 (Feb. 2nd) envelope from Kilburn to Leytonstone, franked by K.G.V 1/2d. with bisected 1d. Postage Due tied by Kilburn, violet boxed ''1/2d/POSTAGE/DUE/FINE/RETURN/TO/SENDER'', fine and rare. Photo.
384 | £350
Postal History and Covers: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in eleven folders. leaves and loose, incl. flown covers with 1911 Coronation Aerial Post Windsor-London, brown purple envelope with September 16 die 2 cancel, range of R.A.F. commemoratives, postal stationery, etc. (100's)
733 | £620
1840 1d. black plates 1b PH, 2 PH (2), 5 PH, 6 PH, 8 CE and 7 PJ, each with four margins, mainly good to fine used with Maltese Crosses. (7)
1108 £220
1841 1d. red-brown plates 175 JA, four margins, used with upright central strike of the 1844 type ''498'' cancellation of Manchester, fine. S.G. Spec. B2(1). Photo.
1551 £820
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 2d. deep grey-green & carmine, very fine mint right hand corner marginal block of eighteen printed from plates H5/D3 in setting 3b with the date cut under R. 20/11. Showing ''Double frame line at left'' variety in position [R.17] & 18/12 with [R.12/20] unaffected apart from a tiny break in frame. Caused by a ''Collapsed plate'' it was believed to have originated in the corners and spread towards the centre. However, larger pieces with rows 18 & 19 doubled and row 20, either only partially affected or completely unaffected, suggests the opposite with the damage spreading from the centre outwards. S.G. Spec. K 30(4)b. Photo.
1985 £220
Postage Dues: 1923 (Nov.) large wrapper from a box of chocolates, sent from Germany to Wales, remarkable 66 thousand mililon marks, charge ''2/111/2d.'' Postage Due made up of 11/2d., 5d. (2) and 1s. (2). Photo.
385 £140
Postal History and Covers: A group of covers bearing imperfs., incl. 1841 1d. (three margins) used on cover with number ''10'' in Maltese Cross, 1841-51 2d. strip of three with four margins and single used with 1844-type cancellations on 1853 (Dec. 1) entire to Kendal, single with four margins used on entire to Penrith, etc., mixed conditon. (7). Photo.
734 | £1400
1840 1d. black plate 2 EF, QB, 3 BK, EC, RA (2), RC, SG, 4 PB, TD, 6 PC, cancelled with red Maltese Crosses, and 6 RD, SA, SD, 8 RB, 10 QC with black Maltese Crosses, each with four margins, slightly mixed condition. (16)
1109 £1400
1852-53 Treasury Roulette 1d. red-brown plate 159 DE, a fine example with roulettes on three sides, used on 1853 (Mar. 7) front, neatly tied by London District ''74'' duplex cancellation, adhesive stained at upper right, otherwise fine, filing fold well clear. Believed to be the earliest of the two known (on front or cover) cancelled by a duplex. R.P.S. certificate (1990). S.G. Spec. B2(1)a. Photo.
1552 £450
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 2d. grey-green and carmine, a lightly mounted mint example from lower-right corner of sheet from the rare marginal setting 2 with continuous green and red rules, very fine and fresh. Photo.
1986 £550
Postage Dues: 1929 (Dec. 16) envelope from Switzerland to London, bearing circular framed ''T'', ''3D./F.B'' and ''1/2D/F.B., with 3d. and bisected 1d, tied by London c.d.s's, scarce. Photo.
386 | £300
Postal History and Covers: A Q.V. to Q.E.II selection, incl. 1840 1d. blacks on covers (4), registered, postage dues, etc., mixed condition. (63)
735 | £450
1840 1d. black plate 2 CA used on 1841 (March 20) cover from Shrewsbury to Edinburgh, plate 6 DA used on 1841 (Feb. 19) cover from Dumfries to Edinburgh, RE used on 1840 (Oct. 2) cover from Greenock to Glasgow, plate 7 LC used on 1841 (Jan. 10) cover from Glasgow to Greenock, plate 8 LH used on 1841 (May 24) cover from Dunbar to Edinburgh, poor to good.
1111 £300
Later Line Engraved: 1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. red-brown plate 97 OD, fine used with London ''5'' barred numeral. S.G. 16b, cat. £625. Photo.
1558 | £350
Surface Printed: 1887-92 Jubilee 3d. purple on yellow in mint lower two rows of twelve, few split perfs, most are unmounted. S.G. 202.
1987 £120
Postage Dues: 1945 (Aug. 30) cover from Somerset to Jersey, franked by Guernsey 1941-44 1/2d., 1d. and 21/2d., cancelled by Clevedon machine cancel, not accepted for postage and 5d. Postage Due added and tied by ''JERSEY'' c.d.s., red boxed ''TO PAY/POSTED/UNPAID'' in red, scarce. Photo.
387 | £600
Postal History and Covers: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation of covers and cards in varied condition contained in a carton with cancellation interest, postal stationery, also some foreign items, etc. (100's)
736 | £450
1840 1d. black plate 2 FE used on 1840 (Nov. 5) cover locally in Chipping Norton, plate 5 LJ used on 1840 (Sept. 22) printed circular with ''ANTI OPIUM label on reverse, plate 6 GK used on 1840 (Dec. 29) cover from Warwick to Henley in Arden, plate 7 ML used on 1841 (Jan. 23) cover from Retford to Sheffield, plate 8 SD used on 1840 (July 3) cover from London to Liverpool, unplated DD used on 1841 (Jan. 15) cover from London to Petworth, poor to good.
1112 | £400
Later Line Engraved: 1854-57 watermark small Crown 1d., a used selection, incl. perf. 16 with green Irish spoon cancellation, with Liverpool barred numeral, grossly misperforated with barred numeral, perf. 14 with spoon cancellation, with late Maltese Cross, etc., mainly fine. Between S.G. 17 and 22. (15)
1560 £580
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 4d. green and purple brown in an unmounted mint pane of twenty from H with two interval gutters, fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. K33. Photo.
1988 £260
Postage Dues: 1956 (June) envelope from London bearing 11/2d. Wilding only,1d. postage due had been charged using a bisected 2d., tied by violet boxed ''CHARGE NOT COLLECTED'' and ''1d./To Pay'' in green. Photo.
388 £60
Postal History and Covers: Undated ''Council on Education/Kensington Museum'' envelope from Sir Henry Cole, director of the South Kensington Museum, to Mr George Alexander Hamilton, financial secretary at the Treasury, a prominent Orangeman, tearing and piece of envelope missing at top. Photo.
737 | £700
1840 1d. black plate 2 JB used on 1840 (Nov. 9) printed advert from Glasgow shipping brokers regarding the sailing brig ''Lyra'' inside, used to Greenock, MA used on 1840 (Nov. 12) cover from Edinburgh to Dundee, plate 3 SB used on 1840 (June 22) from Dundee to Cupar, plate 5 EK used on 1840 (Nov. 8) cover from Lasswade to Edinburgh, plate 7 KJ used on 1841 (Jan. 22) cover from Huntly to Banff, plate 8 DK used on 1840 (Dec. 28) cover Glasgow to Paisley, all with red Maltese Cross, fair to fine.
1114 £250
Later Line Engraved: 1854 die I, alphabet II, SC16 1d. red-brown HI, right marginal example with part inscription, fine mint. S.G. 17. Photo.
1561 £650
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 4d. green & deep brown, complete mint pane of twenty with full selvedge from setting 4b, showing thin lines at left, horizontal lined blocks and head plate rules cut away at corners, light horizontal crease affecting third row, otherwise very fine unmounted. These unusual sheet markings only occur on the adjoining panes from the two halves of the 320 mill sheets (only occurring on 8 of the 16 panes), this example being from the right hand side of the mill sheet, pane O. Scarce, only a few complete panes have survived. S.G. 205. Photo.
1989 £90
Postage Dues: 1956 (June 4) envelope from Glasgow bearing 11/2d. Wilding only, 1d. postage due had been charged using a bisected 2d., with green boxed ''Insufficiently Prepaid'' and ''1d.'', bisect not cancelled. Photo.
389 | £60
Postal History and Covers: A Q.E.II accumulation of covers with first day or special cancellations. (100s)
738 | £550
1840 1d. black plates 2 KE, 4 DB, DF, 5 HE 7 CA, with double letters, also plate 4 SD with re-entry, each with four margins and used with red Maltese Cross, mainly good to fine (6)
1116 £4800
1854 die I, alphabet II, SC16 1d. plate 168 BD a used example of this extremely rare plate, cancelled bay Brampton ''802'' numeral, central defects incl. pinhole and thinned section, small pulled section of perforation reattached at top, however still a presentable example. The key plate of the penny stars, stated only five known. B.P.A. certificate (2017). S.G. C1(1), cat. £22,000. Ex. Moon. Photo.
1563 £2600
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 41/2d. line perf. 14 colour trial in purple and orange-red, lower left hand corner marginal on gummed, crown watermark paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 13, a few lightly toned perfs., otherwise fine and a scarce positional peace. Photo.
1990 £160
Postage Dues: 1956 (June 5) window envelope from London bearing 11/2d. Wilding only,1d. postage due had been charged using a bisected 2d., tied by SOUTH CHARD'' and ''1d.'' in green. Photo.
390 | £65
Postal History and Covers: A Q.V. selection, incl. fronts with parliamentary free handstamps (7), range of markings, some with adhesives, etc., mixed condition. (37)
739 | £650
1840 1d. black plate 2 MI used on 1840 (Oct. 31) cover used within Edinburgh, plate 4 ML used on 1840 (Dec. 8) cover from Greenock to Glasgow, OC used on 1840 (Nov. 9) cover from Turriff to Aberdeen, QF used on 1840 (July 21) cover from Perth to Crieff, plate 6 GK used on 1840 (Nov 11) cover from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, NB used on 1840 (Sept. 2) cover from Edinburgh to Dunse, plate 7 FG used on 1840 (Feb. 11) cover from Melrose to Abbotsmeadon, all with red Maltese Crosses, fair to fine.
1117 £320
Later Line Engraved: 1854 die I, alphabet II, SC16 1d. red-brown plate 177 TG used with Maltese Cross, centred to top, fine. B.P.A. certificate (1953). S.G. 17. Photo.
1564 £1850
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 41/2d. colour trial in with head plate in grey-green, value plate in carmine, line perf 14 at sides, imperf. horizontally, a lower marginal example overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, on gummed Crown watermarked paper, very fine and fresh. Rare. S.G. Spec. K34, cat. £4,500. Ex. Young. Photo.
1991 £180
Postage Dues: 1956 (June 6) envelope from London bearing 11/2d. Meter mark 11/2d.,1d. postage due had been charged using a bisected 2d., tied by ''LONDON'' c.d.s. with ''1d./TO PAY/EC''. Photo.
391 £420
Postal History and Covers: 1577 (Feb.) entire from Michael Arnofini, Rouen, addressed to Filippo Corsini, London, bearing manuscript ''631/2'', with wax seal and trace of original cord used to tie the letter. Photo.
740 | £230
1840 1d. black plate 5 IA on 1840 (Sept. 1) cover from Bridlington to Beverley, ML with close to good margins all round (small tar at top), used on 1840 (July 20th) entire from Stirling to Edinburgh, cancelled by red Maltese Cross, also plate 7 LI with small to good margins all round, fine used on 1840 (Dec. 7) entire from Montrose to Aberdeen, cancelled by red Maltese Cross, soiled. S.G. Spec. AS25, AS44.
1118 £420
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate R1 JL imprimatur, example from the right of the sheet showing part inscription and ornament, otherwise small to large margins, fine. Photo.
1565 £720
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 41/2d. colour trial in with head plate in grey-green, value plate in orange-red, line perf 14 on gummed Crown watermarked paper, very fine and fresh, tiny natural paper flaw at upper left. Rare. S.G. Spec. K34, cat. £4,500. Ex. Young. Photo.
1992 £110
Postage Dues: 1956 (June 8) envelope from Brighton bearing Wilding 11/2d. only,1d. postage due had been charged using a bisected 2d., tied by ''LONDON'' c.d.s. with ''1d./TO PAY/132''''. Photo.
392 £170
Postal History and Covers: 1587 (Jan.) letter from Gio Di Donere in Calais, addressed to Bartholomew Corsini in London, letter refers to a shipment of grain, fine Photo.
741 | £190
1840 1d. black plate 8 NB with small to large margins all round, fine used on 1841 (Mar. 3) cover locally used in Edinburgh, neatly cancelled by black Maltese Cross, also plate 10 LD with close to good margins all round (corner just shaved at lower right), used on 1841 (Mar. 26) entire from Brighton to Petworth, cancelled by black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS46, AS66200.
1120 | £210
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 18 SC14 EG, fine used rare plate. R.P.S. certificate (1986). S.G. Spec. C3, cat. £700. Photo.
1566 | £620
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 41/2d. mainly mint selection, incl. complete panes of twenty from ''A'', ''H'',''J'' and ''K'', varieties with dot between ''4'' and ''1/2'', broken bar to fraction, etc. (111)
1993 £190
Postage Dues: 1956 (July) envelope from Hull bearing Tangier K.G.VI 11/2d. only,1d. postage due had been charged using a bisected 2d., tied by ''HULL'' c.d.s. with ''1d./TO PAY/383'''' in green. Photo.
393 £110
Postal History and Covers: 1591 (May) letter from Gio Di Donere in Calais, addressed to Bartholomew Corsini in London, letter refers to payments to several parties, fine Photo.
742 | £620
1840 1d. black all lettered DE with plate 1a one used on 1840 (May 13) cover tied by red Maltese Cross (twice) with ''London Colney/Penny Post'' at left, single with matching 1d. red-brown, 1b one used on 1840 (July 15) cover, one used on 1841 (June 27) entire, and matching 1d. red-brown used on 1841 (July 11) envelope, fair to fine.
1122 | £620
Later Line Engraved: 1855-57 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. red-brown on blued paper, a selection, incl. singles overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', unused with small part original gum, used with Portsmouth c.d.s., used with blue London barred numeral, used with Newtown c.d.s., used with Sandport boxed cancellation, block of ten (5 x 2) used with London barred numerals, etc., mainly fine. Between S.G. 29-33. Photo.
1567 | £920
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 41/2d. green and carmine in six panes of twenty, from panes A,(one stamp with damage to inner frame lines), B, E, G (2, one stamp with dot between ''4'' and ''1/2'') and H, all stamps are unmounted mint, mainly fine. S.G. 206.
1994 £130
Postage Dues: 1956 (July) 26 envelope from Helensburgh without a postage stamp, postage due had been charged using a 2d. strip of three, one bisected, tied by ''HELENSBURGH'' c.d.s. Photo.
394 | £110
Postal History and Covers: 1593 Corsini letter from Exeter to London, signed by James Bagg.
743 £650
1840 1d. intense black plate 1a AI, fine used with small to very large even margins, neatly cancelled by complete red Maltese Cross, affixed to 1840 (May 9) wrapper to Edinburgh, a fine cover from the first week of issue. S.G. Spec. AS1. Photo.
1123 £400
Late Line Engraved: 1855-63 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. red-brown KL-ML right marginal vertical strip of three wit part inscription and ornament, unmounted mint, a few wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. 29. Photo.
1568 £320
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 41/2d. green and bright carmine (F) in a complete pane of twenty unmounted mint (mounted in margin), two stamps with a gum crease and slight margin faults otherwise fine, listed in the Hendon Stamp Co. specialised catalogue (2007), retail price £1,300 as singles. Hendon certificate (2017). S.G. Spec. K34 var. Photo.
1995 | £160
Channel Islands and Isle of Man: An accumulation of covers and cards in varied condition incl. Guernsey, also private local issues with Herm, etc. (few 100)
395 | £190
Postal History and Covers: 1639 (June 6) privately carried entire from Langley ''To my honored brother Mr Charles Pym at his chamber in Lincolmes Inn present thus'' in London, probably the politician who later sat in the House of Commons two years later.
744 £120
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1a BG, fine used with good to very large margins, neatly cancelled with red Maltese Cross, trivial corner bend at lower left, attractive. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
1124 £650
Later Line Engraved: 1854-57 LC14 1d. red-brown plate 27 TA, mint lower left corner single showing part inscription, fine. R.P.S. certificate (1997). S.G. 29. Photo.
1569 | £2300
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 41/2d. a display collection of mainly on covers and cards, showing the postal rates and usages of this value, incl. majority are registered mail, used on postal stationery, overseas destinations, redirected mail, etc., an interesting group. Ex stevenson. (92 items)
2000 £500
Guernsey: Forces Mail: 1815 (May 2) Entire letter to Surrey headed ""William Chamberlain, Seaman on board H.M.S. Horatio, Guernsey Apl. 26 1815"" and countersigned by an Officer, prepaid at the 1d. sailors concession rate, with a ""GUERNSEY"" scroll handstamp. Handstamped in London with the scarce boxed ""NOT ACCORDING/TO THE ACT"" and ""MORE/TO/PAY"" and charged 1s., presumably because the enclosed letter was written on a separate sheet and so was deemed to be an enclosure, only a single letter being allowed at the 1d. rate. Chamberlain writes of trying to get his discharge from the Navy, but says ""As we hear Bonaparte is in France again and the French war is likely to break out again I think there is no prospect of being discharged"". Strengthened fold and some staining. An exceptional disallowed sailors concession rate letter from Guernsey. Photo.
396 £230
Postal History and Covers: 1679 entire from Robert Hayworth, addressed to Sir John Moore, Merchant in London, manuscript ''3'' rate marks, on reverse has good ''DE/4'' Bishopmark. Photo.
745 £150
1840 1d. black plate 1a FC and FD (severed pair) used on 1840 (June 6) cover from Edinburgh to London, FC touched at top-left, tied by red Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. AS1. Photo.
1126 | £190
1857 - 63 die II alphabet III LC14 on white paper 1d., a group of mint multiples, comprising pairs (3, one lower marginal and another with one stamp showing deformed face due to overinking), block of six and upper marginal strip of six with part inscription, mainly fine. (18)
1570 £180
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 5d. dull purple and blue die II, used, with variety watermark inverted, minor crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 207a, wi, cat. £1,250. Photo.
2001 | £120
Isle of Man: 1944 (March 14) long envelope with ''O.H.M.S.'' crossed out and covered in paper, sent registered froman Italian Internee in Douglas to London, franked by 11/2d. and 4d. tied by ''THE CRESCENT DOUGLAS'' c.d.s's, on reverse with hexagonal ''LETTER SENT WITH/SPECIAL PERMISSION/COMMANDER S INTERNMENT/CAMP'' on reverse creases but an interesting item.
397 | £950
Postal History and Covers: 1727 to 1840 a collection of the Free Franking privilege covers and fronts on leaves, incl. 1766 (March) entire to Hungerford, bearing circular framed ''FREE'' in red (Willcocks 765), 1799 (March) cover from London to Biddenden, bearing unframed ''Above Privilege'' in red, 1837 (March) cover from Mauchlin to London, bearing boxed ''ABOVE WEIGHT'', good range of types, alsoa copy of ''Herewith My Frank'' by J.W. Lovegrove, etc. (few 100's)
746 £300
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1a FK (moderate wear), fine used with good even margins, tied to 1840 (May 25) entire to Alfreton by red Maltese Cross, a neat cover. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
1128 £380
1857 - 63 die II alphabet III LC14 on white paper 1d. BC, used with upright red London duplex, fine. S.G. 40. Photo.
1576 £230
Surface Printed: 1887-92 Jubilee 9d. dull purple and blue, upper marginal block of four, unmounted mint, small mark on reverse and small part of margin missing, otherwise fine. S.G. 209, cat. £440+. Photo.
2003 £200
Jersey: 1860 (Mar. 24) entire from Jersey to St Malo franked with 1857 Watermark Large Garter 4d. carmine, tied by ''3176'' of St Malo and octagonal packet boat cancellation, ''PD'' in red alongside. Neat and attractive. Photo.
398 £500
Postal History and Covers: 1748 (Oct. 13) entire letter written by Earl Home at Worms, addressed to London, bearing a fine strike of the scarce circular framed ''AB'' (Willcocks 315). Photo.
747 £250
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1a GC, fine used with good even margins, cancelled by neat brown-orange Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
1130 £110
1857 - 63 die II alphabet III LC14 on white paper 1d. OI, used with black London Western District inspector's mark, bent corner perf., otherwise fine. S.G. 40. Photo.
1577 £230
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 9d. dull purple and blue, in an unmounted mint block of four from lower-left corner of pane (mounted in margin), fine. S.G. 209, Spec. K38, cat. £475. Photo.
 
400 £110
Postal History and Covers: 1762 Entire from Nottingham to London with ""NOTTING/HAM"" handstamp and two Bishop Marks of ""30/NO"" both with the variety reversed ""N"" and missing frame. The reversed ""N"" variety occurred occasionally between 1758 and 1762 while this unusual missing frame variety does not appear to have previously been recorded, heavy file fold. Photo.
749 | £480
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1a IK, MH, OL, PL and TH, each with close to good margins, used with Maltese Crosses, slightly mixed. . S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
1131 £230
1857 - 63 die II alphabet III LC14 on white paper 1d. SD, used with blue inspectors circle of bars in blue, fine. S.G. 40. Photo.
1579 £820
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 10d. colour trial in with head plate in green, value plate in blue, line perf 14, on gummed Crown watermarked paper, fine and fresh with part gum, paper adherence on reverse as this was almost certainly removed from an archive document. Rare. S.G. Spec. K39, cat. £7,000. Ex. Young. Photo.
 
401 | £450
Postal History and Covers: 1765 to 1849 collection of covers and entires written up on pages for display incl. 1765 entire with London head office Dockwra type Penny Post Paid handstamp and circular ''7/O'CLOCK'' receiver mark, 1775 entire to Bridgwater with small straight line ''Partington'' receivers mark, 1825 cover from the ''Lord Clifford'' correspondence with bright vermilion inspectors star on front, 1838 (Sept. 6) entire with two lined boxed ''Okehampton/5th Clause Post'' on reverse, Official mail, Paids, Penny Posts, Milage marks, etc. (48)
750 £240
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1a KA, small to large margins, used with near complete red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
1134 £200
1857 – 63 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. rose-red plate 59 GD-HF, fresh mint block of six (3 x 2), with large part original gum, lower units with full gum, good colour and perfs. S.G. Spec. C10. Ex. Gawaine Baillie. Photo.
1582 £600
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 10d. dull purple and deep dull carmine in a mint block of four, a few minor gum bends, mounted on top pair, the lower pair unmounted but with a small adhesion at lower left, a fresh and attractive multiple. S.G. 210a, Spec. K39(2), cat. £2,850. Photo.
 
402 £80
Postal History and Covers: 1787 Entire Letter to London handstamped ""BRISTOL"" backstamped upon arrival with ""FEBY/G/22"" experimental Bishop Mark (Jay 4b). Photo.
751 | £130
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1a LF, neatly tied by red Maltese Cross to 1840 (July 14) cover to Kendal, touched at left otherwise clear to ample margins, a neat cover with good strike of cruciform backstamp on flap. S.G. Spec. AS2. Ex. Moon. Photo.
1135 £140
Later Line Engraved: 1861 die II, alphabet IV, LC14 1d. plate 51 KI left marginal unmounted mint example, fine. R.P.S. certificate (2008). S.G. Spec. C12(4)d. Photo.
1583 £320
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 10d. slate-purple and bright carmine (F) in an unmounted mint lower right corner block of nine (mounted in margin), fine and fresh, listed in the Hendon Stamp Co. specialised catalogue (2007), retail price £1,305 as singles. Hendon certificate (2017). S.G. Spec. K39 var. Photo.