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Auction of Great Britain Postage Stamps and Postal History

Sale number: 121

Wednesday 11th April 2018

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1 | £4000
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. old-time mainly used collection in mixed condition in a Paragon album incl. 1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheets used (2) and 2d. letter sheet unused, 1840 1d. black (31, incl. plate 1A pair with close to good margins, thirteen on cover, one with a poor quality plate 11, another apparently signed by Irish politician Daniel O'Connell), 1840 2d. (7, one on 1841 entire), range of 1841 1d. reds some with numbers in Maltese Cross cancellations, 'black' plates, later line-engraved with 1870-79 1/2d. plate 9 (2, one on 1872 wrapper), surface printed values to 2s., Officials, etc. (100s)
279 £75
1840 1d. black plate 1b QE, good margins, used with near complete red Maltese Cross, slightly bent corner, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
539 £280
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. red-brown plate 49 TE imprimatur, small to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
877 £320
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' 1/2d. to 1s. and 1900 1/2d. and 1s. set, mainly fine unmounted mint. (14) Photo.
1203 £230
King George V: 1915–18 De La Rue 2s.6d. reddish brown (chestnut), used with roller cancellation. R.P.S. certificate (2013) notes ''dark shade''. S.G. Spec. N64(12), cat. £1,400. Photo.
2 | £2600
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in nine albums, four stockbooks, three folders, on leaves and loose, incl. range of pre-stamp entires to or from Perkins Bacon, 1840 1d. black plates 1b BK, 5 EB, 9 MH, 1840 2d. blue (4) used, 1840 1d. red-brown with 1 to 12 in Maltese Cross (less no. 4), 1855-57 4d. (5, one on cover), 6d. (3, one with inverted watermark), 1862-64 6d. used on 1864 cover to Italy, 1873-80 4d. vermilion PC used, 4d. sage-green plate 15 AJ, GH, plate 16 LL, OH, used, 1883 or 84 4d. on 1885 cover to Hawaii, 1887-92 to 1s. (both) mint, 1929 P.U.C. £1 used, 1934 re-engraved 10s. used (2), Revenues with Life Policy, Mayors Court, also a range of literature with ''The Adhesive Stamps of the British Isles'' by Wright & Creeke (1899), etc. (1,000s)
280 £100
1840 1d. black plate 1b SA, small to good margins, used with neat red Maltese Cross. SS. Spec. AS5. Photo.
540 £150
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. red-brown plate 60 IG imprimatur, small to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
884 £500
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 11/2d. proof of head plate only in blue overprinted with blue background network, an upper marginal pair, the left stamp part perforated and the right imperforate, the right stamp with manuscript ''21/2d. REPLY stamp the (?)'' and tissue overlay stamped ''UNITED KINGDOM/Not Saleable/THIS HALF NOT/VALID/APART FROM THE OTHER''. These proofs were prepared for 1894 Reply Paid essays. Photo.
1206 £270
King George V: 1915-18 De La Rue 10s. bright blue, used with Christchurch c.d.s., traces of red ink at lower left, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (2012) notes ''showing some plate wear''. S.G. Spec. N70(7), cat. £950. Photo.
3 | £1650
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection of £1 values, incl. 1884 £1 QC overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9 with large part original gum, 1887-92 £1 OA overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11 with large part original gum, MB fine used with central Sheffield c.d.s., 1902-10 £1 used with registered oval, 1913 Waterlow £1 c.d.s. used (2), 1929 P.U.C. £1 mint and used, range of Castles, etc., mixed condition. (57)
281 £80
1840 1d. black plate 1b SJ, small to large margins, used with red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Aug. 26) entire to Sheffield, adhesive possibly not belonging. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
542 | £680
Later Line Engraved: 1857-63 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper: 1d, a used plated selection, plates 34 to 68 with R17, R15, R16, with plates 37 (55), 38 (17), 63 (49), R17 (54), R15 (54), R16 (42) also 1861 Alphabet IV plates 50 (20), 51 (135), etc. (1,000s)
885 £1000
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 11/2d., 2d. (2), 21/2d., 3d., 4d., 41/2d., 5d. die II, 6d., 9d., 10d., 1s. dull green and 1s. green and carmine, all in mint blocks of six, mainly good to fine, fresh appearance. Photo.
1208 £680
King George V: 1915-18 De La Rue 10s. deep (intense) bright blue, used with light c.d.s., fine. Hendon certificate (2013). S.G. Spec. N70(5), cat. £3,000. Photo.
4 | £4000
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. collection in an album, incl. a few pre-stamp covers, 1840 1d. black plates 1b LG used, 7 CA used on 1841 (Jan.) entire, 2d. blue plate 1 MJ-MK used pair (MJ just touched), 1840 2d. Mulready a198 envelope used 1840 (June), 1841 1d. red-brown AJ used with no. ''8'' in Maltese Cross on 1843 cover, 1864-79 1d. plate 102 AA-BB in a mint corner block of four with plate number, 1847-54 embossed 1s., 10d. and 6d. used, 1862-64 3d., 4d., 6d., 9d., 1s. used, 1865-67 6d. plate 5 OI mint marginal (creased), 1s. plate 4 FK mint, 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. plate 1 ED used, 1873-80 1s. orange-brown plate 13 MB, 4d. vermilion plate 15 PI, 4d. sage-green plate 15 LL, 4d. grey-brown plate 17 QH used, 1883-84 watermark Anchor 10s. ultramarine JD, 1883 or 84 6d. mint, 1887-92 'Jubilee' to 1s. (both) mint, etc., varied condition. (100s)
282 £230
1840 1d. intense black plate 1b TG very fine used on large piece, neatly cancelled by complete upright red Maltese cross, very attractive. S.G. Spec. AS4. Photo.
543 | £130
Later Line Engraved: 1857– 63 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. rose-red plate 34 AA-TL used complete reconstruction, mainly good to fine. S.G. Spec. C10. (240)
886 £170
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 2d. green and vermilion, mint, trivial gum wrinkle, otherwise very fine. B.P.A. certificate (1987). S.G. 199 var. Photo.
1209 £200
King George V: 1915-18 De La Rue 10s. deep bright blue, used with heavy oval registered cancellation. R.P.S. certificate (2012). S.G. Spec. N70(6), cat. £1,100. Photo.
5 | £3500
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly Q.V. accumulation in seven albums, incl. line engraved with 1840 1d. used (10, one on piece, one on cover), 2d. used (3), 1841 1d. unused (2 singles and repaired block of four with large part original gum), extensive used duplicated 1d. reds and 2d. blues with 1d. plate 225 used (pinhole), 1870 1/2d. plate 5 block of six with small part original gum, surface printed to 5s. (2) and 10s. used, 1867-80 2s. blue unused, 1873-80 21/2d. plate 18 unused, also some later with K.E.VII to 1s. mint and £1 used, a few Seahorses with 1913 £1 used, 1918-19 Bradbury 2s.6d. mint, 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d. (2), 5s. (2), 10s. (3) mint, 1939-48 sets (2), 1951 Festival sets unmounted mint (2), Castles with 1959 De La Rue set mint, etc., also a range of covers with 1d. reds, mixed condition. (100s)
283 £95
1840 1d. black plate 1b TH with large to very large margins, used on small piece with red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
545 £130
1857-63 die II alphabet III LC14 on white paper 1d. pale red plate 48 EC variety imperforate, mint with part original gum, with vertical crease and small surface mark. S.G. 38a, Spec. C10l, cat. £4,600. Photo.
887 £170
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 21/2d. purple on blue imprimatur, large part original gum, pencil ''4'' on reverse, light diagonal crease, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. K31, cat. £725. Photo.
1210 £450
King George V: 1915–18 De La Rue 10s. deep blue (worn plate), fine used. R.P.S. certificate (2012). S.G. Spec. N70(8), cat. £1,100. Photo.
6 | £1750
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II mainly used collection with some duplication in a stockbook incl. 1840 1d. black (5), 1841 1d. red-brown selection incl, numbered Maltese crosses (5), extensive surface printed to 5s. incl. 1862-64 watermark emblems 9d. (2), 1873-80 8d. orange (3) one perfined, 1867-80 watermark spray 10d. plate 1 (2) both overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 5 and 9, 1s. green (40) incl. 1855-57 (3), 1867-80 watermark spray plate 4 (4), 5 (15), 6 (5), 7, 1873-80 1s. green plate 13 KA overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, 1s. orange-brown plate 13 BJ, DL, PI, 1867-83 watermark Maltese cross 5s. plate 2 GA (small thin), 1883 'lilac and green' duplicated to 9d. (2), 1s. (3), 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 2s.6d. (9), 5s. (3), 10s. (3), 1887-92 'Jubilee' mint to 10d. (6), 1s. green (3), 1s. green and carmine, used to 10d. (10), 1s. green (7), K.E.VII mint and used to 5s. (4) used, mixed condition but many fine. (100s)
284 £520
1840 1d. black plate 2 AA, AC, AK, FC, SD (upper shift) and SG, each with four margins and used with red Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
546 £220
Later Line Engraved: 1857-63 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. rose-red plate 61 II, imprimatur, good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. C10, cat. £950. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
888 £600
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 3d. purple on orange, fine unmounted mint. B.P.A. certificate (1985). S.G. 204, cat. £1,300. Photo.
1211 £380
King George V: 1918-19 Bradbury 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s., unmounted mint, each a marginal example, fine. Photo.
7 | £1150
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used Q.V. collection on leaves, incl. 1840 1d. and 2d. (both four margins), 1847-54 embossed 6d., 10d. and 1s., range of surface printed with 1867-80 2s. brown (straight edge), 1867-83 10s. (2), 1883-84 to 10s., 1883-84 'lilac and green' set, 1887-92 'Jubilee' to both 1s., 1888 watermark Orbs £1 (repaired), etc., mixed condition. (110)
285 £240
1840 1d. black plate 2 BE (basal shift), HA (constant variety), PD (recut letters) and TL (double letters), each with four margins and good to fine used with red Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. AS15b, c, d, k. Photo.
547 | £600
Later Line Engraved: 1864-79 1d., a used collection of plates 176 to 221 in a stockbook, with up to approx. 250 examples of each plate, mixed condition but with many fine cancellations. (100s)
889 £270
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' 3d. purple on orange, used with neat ''FOORD'' c.d.s., light wrinkle, otherwise fine. B.P.A. certificate (1989). S.G. 204. Photo.
1214 | £300
King George V: 1918-19 Bradbury 2s.6d. (6) and 5s. (7) c.d.s. used, mainly fine, range of shades. (12)
8 | £2800
Collections and Mixed Lots: A line engraved collection on leaves, incl. 1840 Mulready 2d. envelope a196 unused, 1840 1d. black (5, one possibly unused), 2d. blue (4), 1847-54 embossed 1s. (10) and 6d. (3), most used on pieces, 1858-76 2d. plate 13 RA-SA mint pair, 1870 11/2d. rose plate 3 CK-CL mint pair, etc., mixed condition. (198)
286 £130
1840 1d. black plate 2 DC fine used with ample to large margins, neatly cancelled by light red Maltese cross, matched with 1d. red-brown. S.G. Spec. AS15, 18. Photo.
548 | £950
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plates, a study in two albums, incl. range of states, dated examples, also some mint blocks with plate 147 GA-IC block, plate 220 AJ-BL block, plate 223 AA-BC mint corner block, also some later issues, 1841-57 2d. plates 3 to 6d. photographs of the imprimatur sheets, etc. (many 100s). Ex Ken Statham.
891 | £130
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 41/2d. green and carmine in a complete unmounted mint pane of 20, a few gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. 206.
1216 £220
King George V: 1918-19 Bradbury right marginal 10s., unmounted mint, a few light gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. 417, cat. £850. Photo.
10 | £600
Collections and Mixed Lots: Q.V. to Q.E.II mint and used collection in two albums incl. 1840 1d. black, 1847-54 10d. brown, surface printed used to 2s.6d., 5s., 10s., 'Jubilee to 1s. (both), K.E.VII used to 5s., extensive mint Q.E.II decimal and pre-decimal commemoratives, regionals, postage dues, etc., fair to fine. (100s)
287 £110
1840 1d. black plate 2 DF, very worn plate, small to large margins, used with central red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS15j. Photo.
549 | £260
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. a mainly mint selection, incl. plate 129 BA-CC block, plate 151 AG-CL block with margin at top, plate 204 BF imperforate imprimatur, plate 208 AD-DF block, plate 210 block of four, etc., varied condition. (30)
892 | £60
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 41/2d. marginal pair and two singles, used on three postal stationery envelopes.
1221 £160
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1934 Re-engraved 2s.6d. to 10s. mint, 2s.6d. with gum toning and 5s. slightly short perf. at base, otherwise fine. Eichele opinion. S.G. 450-52, cat. £575. Photo.
11 | £4200
Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation of imperf. and perf. 1d. Stars in a stockbook, incl. shades, cancellations with many Maltese Crosses, multiples, some plated, etc., varied condition. (many 100s)
288 | £400
1840 1d. black plate 2 HB, HC, HI and HL, without ray flaws, HL also with re-entry, each with four margins and used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec AS15f. (4)
550 | £250
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. an accumulation in two stockbooks, stockleaves and loose, incl. plates 71 to 225 (less 77) used, shades, etc. (100s)
893 £270
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 41/2d. green and deep bright carmine, a very fine and fresh mint example. Brandon certificate (1988). S.G. 206a, Spec. K34(3), cat. £750. Photo.
1222 | £110
King George V: 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d. (3), 5s. (2) and 10s. (2), c.d.s. used mainly fine. (7)
12 | £700
Collections and Mixed Lots: A K.E.VII to Q.E.II duplicated accumulation in a stockbook and loose in a small carton, incl. range of K.E.VII to K.G.VI used, mint incl. 1912 die 2 wmk. Crown 1d. control block of 36, 2s.6d. Seahorses incl. Waterlow (2) and De La Rue (2), Q.E.II commemoratives incl. early phosphor sets, presentation packs (many without cellophane) with German editions (6), Japanese insert cards (17), German insert cards (29), 1954-55 and 1955-57 postage due sets, decimal Machins to £5 and regionals in blocks, duplicated Machin cylinder blocks to 50p., miniature sheets, duplicated postage due sets to £5, booklets incl. 1959 (July) 5s. graphite, decimal stitched booklets apparently complete (less one 10p.), etc., varied condition. (100s)
289 £920
1840 1d. black plate 2 KD, small to large margins, unused with part original gum, small nick in margin at top, otherwise fine. Brandon certificate (2008). S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
551 | £2400
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1d. rose-red, a fresh mint and unused collection, less 77, 87, 88, 91, 93, 100, 104, 108, 114, 121, 132, 135, 139, 153, 173, 183, 186, 187, 225, with a few marginal examples, some regummed or with redistributed original gum, otherwise mainly good to fine with a number unmounted. (134)
894 £500
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 6d. purple on rose-red imprimatur from the top of the sheet, full original gum, light bend, otherwise fine. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. Spec. K37, cat. £850. Photo.
1223 | £120
King George V: 1924-26 1/2d. (6), 11/2d. (10), 2d. (5), 21/2d. (4), 3d. (6), 4d. (3), 9d. (4, one with ''T33'' control), 10d. (3, one with ''J28'' control) and 1s. (4), range of shades, mainly fine. (45)
13 | £1200
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to K.G.V selection on leaves, incl. 1855-57 1s. (2) used on separate entires to New York, 1867-83 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. plate 1 BF, DD, HI, plate 4 CB, 10s. GE and HH, £1 EG (very poor), watermark Anchor £1 EF (bad crease), Officials, 1929 P.U.C. £1 mint (thinned and creased), 1934 re-engraved set in used blocks of four, etc., very mixed condition. (few 100s)
290 £350
1840 1d. black plate 2 KD, fine used with good margins, tied to 1840 (Nov. 17) entire by a strike of red Maltese Cross of Leeds which appears to be of the type noted by Rockoff & Jackson (vol. 1, pp. 152-154) between Sept. 8 1840 and Jan. 31 1841 but is not sufficiently clear to be guaranteed, with ''LEEDS'' double arc datestamp on flap, filing folds well clear. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
552 £2000
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plates 71–225 (less 77), a mainly good to fine mint or unused set, with extra plate 153 (2). (153). S.G. 43, 44. Photo.
895 £290
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 6d. purple on rose-red imprimatur, large part original gum, light crease at top, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. K37, cat. £850. Photo.
1224 | £4800
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 1/2d. to 1s. comprehensive collection of Waterlow controls with imperf. bottom margin, plus Somerset House 6d.'s, mostly in strips of three, some blocks of six or larger, a few singles, some plated, range of shades, controls virtually complete incl. 1d. ''D 25'' strip of three and block of twelve, 6d. ''D.25'' on ordinary paper, 10d. ''A 24'', ''S 33'', 1s. ''B 24'', ''K 29'', ''S 33'' (single), also a selection of controls with perf. type 2(c) with no extension hole in the lower margin, and a few other items incl. a few booklet panes, etc., varied condition but mainly fine, most of the stamps unmounted. (approx. 400 items) Ex Walker.
14 | £600
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used line engraved collection on Lindner leaves incl. 1840 1d. black plate 2 BH, 3 KJ, 5 MJ, 6 GB, 2d. blue plate 1 EJ, OA, 1841 2d. blues (11) incl. plate 3 HA cancelled by ''10'' in Maltese cross, plate 4 OE-PE vertical pair, 1858-80 1d. plates near complete to 224, mainly good to fine. (222)
291 £240
1d. grey-black plate 2 MH, fine used with good to large even margins tied by red Maltese Cross to 1840 (Aug. 19) entire from Ilfracombe to Bewdley, despatch handstamp on reverse, filing fold well clear of adhesive, neat and attractive. Briefmarkenprüfstelle Basel certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
553 | £190
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plates 71 to 225 (less 77), mainly good to fine used, also twenty extras. (171)
900 £160
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' £1 green AA, used with neat Lombard St. c.d.s., small blue crayon mark at top and some trivial light toning on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. 212, cat. £800. Photo.
1225 | £2500
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 1/2d. to 1s. collection of controls with perf. lower margin on Hagner pages, perf. types 2A and 3A, all in strips of three or blocks of six, plus one larger block, some plated, almost complete basic controls incl. 1/2d. ''C 25'', ''F 26'', ''G 27'' (2), ''H 27'' (3), 1d. ''V 34'' (2), 11/2d. ''B 24'' (toned on reverse), ''F 26'', ''H 27'', ''I 28'' (split perfs.), 2d. ''B 24'' (2, both perf. types), ''I 28'', 21/2d. ''W 35'' (2), 6d. ''D 38'', 9d. ''X 35'', 1s. ''V 34'' (2), etc., varied condition, mainly fine, many stamps unmounted. (49 items) Ex Walker.
15 | £1350
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used collection of perforated 1d. Stars in an album, majority plated (by collector), incl. 1854 1d. SC16 plates 175 to 200 almost complete, 1d. die II alphabet II SC 14 plate 3 (4), 10 (4), 1 (4), SC 16 plate 3 (7), etc., varied condition. (few 100s)
293 £150
1840 1d. black plate 2 PB (recut letter squares), four small to enormous margins with part impression of stamp at right, used with black Maltese Cross, fine S.G. Spec. AS15d, m. Photo.
554 | £350
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. selection with watermarks inverted comprising plates 71 PK, 72 MJ, 74 QF, 83 JE, OC, 97 IK, 99 QD, 101, DK, 115 PF, 117 OL, 136 HG, EA, 140 QG, 141 BB, 146 OK, 156 TC, 166 CB, 174 BJ, 177 GA, 200 ND, 201 IB, 202 OD, 208 JD, 216 OK, mixed condition (24)
901 £500
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' £1 green BD mint, vertical crease at left, fine colour and very fresh appearance. S.G. 212, cat. £4,000. Photo.
1226 | £4200
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 1/2d. to 1s. collection of Harrison controls with imperf. lower margin on Hagner pages, mainly in strips of three or blocks of six, with perf. type 2 basic controls complete, with most streaky gum variations, many plated, also with a range of perf. type 4 controls with two extension holes in the bottom margin incl. 1s. ''V 34'', etc., varied condition, mainly fine, many stamps unmounted. (129 items) Ex Walker.
16 | £880
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to K.G.V selection on leaves, stockleaves and loose, incl. 1840 1d. black (3, poor), 1847-54 embossed 1s. (2), 10d. (2), 6d. (3), 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. plate 1 FJ, plate 2 GE used, some railway stamps, Officials, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
294 £85
1840 1d. black plate 2 PG (recut letter squares), small to large margins, used with red black Maltese Cross on 1840 (Aug. 20) entire to Edinburgh. S.G. Spec. AS15d, m. Photo.
555 £190
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1858-76 1d. rose-red plate 71 BK imprimatur, good to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
902 £420
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' £1 green CC-DC pair used with ''SOUTH KENSINGTON/NO 25/97'' c.d.s's, lightly folded through perfs., otherwise fine, good colour. S.G. 212, cat. £1,600. Photo.
1227 | £420
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 1/2d. to 11/2d. selection of controls all with watermark inverted, mainly in strips of three or blocks of six, a few larger, with 1/2d. (8, with two duplicates), 1d. (4), and 11/2d. (4), varied condition but mainly fine, most stamps unmounted. (16 items) Ex Walker.
17 | £680
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to K.G.VI collection in an album and stockbook, incl. 1855-57 6d. used (5), 1887-92 Jubilee set mint, 1912-24 watermark Royal Cypher set mint, Officials, stationery cut-outs, etc. (many 100s)
295 £130
1840 1d. black plate 2 PL and RL, constant variety, both with four small margins and used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS15k. Photo.
556 £250
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 73 AC, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, small to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
903 £220
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' £1 green JA and MC used with c.d.s and boxed cancellations, both creased. S.G. 212, cat. £1,600. Photo.
1229 | £70
King George V: 1924–26 watermark block cypher 1/2d. green with watermark inverted, in a control ''A 24'' with perf. margin, block of six, unmounted mint, fine.
18 | £450
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. selection, incl. 1847-54 embossed 1s. used, 1855-57 1s. green used with ''C'' in barred oval of Constantinople, 1862-64 3d. EA used, 6d. plate 3 ME unused part original gum, 1867-80 6d. plate 6 CI mint, 6d. plate 9 PA unused, 9d. pale straw RC used, 1872-73 6d. pale buff plate 12 TI, 1880-81 11/2d. mint, etc., mixed condition. (34)
296 £1150
1840 1d. black plate 2 QG, fine unused (redistributed gum), with ample to large margins, an attractive example. R.P.S. certificate (1986). S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
557 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 78 AI, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, small to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
905 £100
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' £1 green LB, used with Burwash c.d.s. and boxed cancellations, blue crayon and a few small areas of toning on reverse. S.G. 212, cat. £800. Photo.
1230 £220
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 1/2d. strip of three with ''L 29'' (perf.) control, mounted on centre stamp, a few split perfs. at top otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. cat. £300. Ex Walker. Photo.
19 | £880
Collections and Mixed Lots: A collection of 2d. Stars on leaves, incl. 1840 2d. plate 1 (3), plate 2 (3), 1841 2d. plate 3 with numbers in Cross ''1'', ''3'' and ''12'', 1854-57 2d. plate 4 SC16 (8), SC14 (7), plate 5 SC16 (4), SC 14 (7), LC16 (3), etc., varied condition. (158)
297 £240
1840 1d. black plate 2 QF apparently with full margins, used on 1841 (Apr. 25) envelope from Northampton to Warwick, redirected to London with ms ''1'' in red, the adhesive repaired at right, tied by black Maltese Cross and additionally tied by red London tombstone ''PAID/27 AP 27/1841'' in red. Mike Jackson certificate (2014). Photo.
558 £120
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 81 AC, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, small to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
906 £120
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' £1 green OC, used with Coleman St. c.d.s., fine. S.G. 212, cat. £800. Photo.
1231 £180
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 1/2d. block of six with ''L 29'' (perf.) control, fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. cat. £300+. Ex Walker. Photo.
20 | £680
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in a KA-BE album, incl. 1840 1d. and 2d., 1847-54 embossed 1s., 10d., 6d., 1870 1/2d. plates 1 to 20, 1855-57 4d. (3), 6d. and 1s., 1867-80 2s. brown OD wing margined example (tear in wing margin), 1873-80 21/2d. rosy mauve plates 3 to 17, Q.E.II with 1959 phosphor-graphite 2d. error, postage dues, Officials, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
298 £450
1840 1d. black plate 2 RD, four small to good margins, used with reddish purple Maltese Cross, fine. R.P.S. certificate (2017). S.G. Spec. AS15vd, cat. £3,000. Photo.
559 £210
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 82 AC, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, small to large margins, very fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
908 £200
Surface Printed: 1887-92 1s. green and carmine, a upper marginal block of four, fine unmounted mint, hinged in margin. S.G. 214, Spec. K41, cat. £450. Photo.
1232 £320
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 1/2d. corner pair with ''U 34'' control, Waterlow provisional printing, light pencil note in corner of margin, unmounted mint but with light overall gum toning. R.P.S. certificate (1989). S.G. Spec. cat. £600+. Ex Walker. Photo.
21 | £380
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to K.G.V collection in three stockbooks, incl. 1d. stars used, 1887-92 1/2d. (96) and 21/2d. (172) used, range of Downey heads, 1912-24 and 1925-26 range of shades to 1s. mint and used, 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. used (2), 1915 De La Rue 2s.6d. (2) and 5s. used, 1918-19 2s.6d. (6), 5s. (3) and 10s. (2) used, 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d. (4), 5s. (2) and 10s. used, K.E.VII with a range of shades and printings to 9d. mint (2) and used (6), 10d. mint (3) and used (6), 1s. mint (2) and used (7), 2s.6d. used (4), 5s. used, 10s. used and £1 used (with parcel cancellation), also 1d. with paper fold used, range of Officials, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
299 £120
1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 SE (upper transfer shift), four good to large even margins, fine used with red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS16b. Photo.
560 £270
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 85 AC, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, close to large margins, very fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
909 £300
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1885(ca.) die proof of accepted head used for the 'Jubilee' issue, on solid ground, die no. 288, surrounded by black ring with two horizontal slots, in black on buff card (43 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 '288 for solid ground', usual condition for these proofs. Wiseman F49b. Photo.
1235 £200
1924–26 watermark block cypher 1d. scarlet with watermark sideways, an imperforate horizontal pair overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 23, from the single experimental coil sheet of 192 that was found, very fine and fresh with gum (unmounted). Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. Spec. N34ua cat. £500. Photo.
22 | £380
Collections and Mixed Lots: A line engraved selection comprising 1855 die II, alphabet II LC16 1d. unused (regummed and stained blue at top) and used (3, one with town c.d.s.), SC14 2d. blue plate 4 c.d.s. used (3), and 1857 - 63 die II alphabet III LC14 on white paper 1d. HC used with late Maltese Cross in black, slightly mixed condition. (8)
301 | £700
1840 1d. black plate 3 BB, CF (constant variety), EG, GA, HD, HK, KD and RH (Maltese Cross in claret shade), each with four margins and used with Maltese Cross, good to fine. S.G. Spec AS20. (8)
561 | £230
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 88 AC, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription (just touched at lower right), plate 91 BF and plate 96 BG (just touched at left). S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £1,275. Ex Ken Statham.
910 £300
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1885(ca.) die proof of accepted head on white ground, used for the 'Jubilee' issue, die no. 289, surrounded by black ring with two horizontal slots, in black on buff card (42 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 '289 for white ground', usual condition for these proofs. Wiseman F50b. Photo.
1236 £60
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 1d. on experimental paper with watermark type W.16, in a strip of three with ''B 24'' control, light pencil notes in margins, the centre stamp rather heavily mounted and a few split perfs., the others unmounted (one with light bend). S.G. Spec. N34a, cat. £360. Ex Walker. Photo.
23 | £450
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used line engraved collection of perforated issues on leaves, incl. 1854-57 SC16 2d., SC14 2d. plate 5, LC16 1d., 2d., 1856-58 perf. 16 2d., 1864 1d. plates 71 to 225 (less 77, plate 225 with bent corner perf.), 1870 1/2d. plate 9 (rub and short perfs. at base), etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
302 £130
1d. grey-black plate 3 BI, used with close to very large margins, tied by red Maltese Cross to 1840 (June 10) envelope from London to Norwich, fine. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
562 £190
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 90 AC, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, small to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
911 £300
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 20mm diameter black ring with two horizontal slots, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), without markings, small violet ''R.C.B.S.'' handstamps on reverse, very fine. Photo.
1237 £600
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 1d. block of six with ''L 29'' (perf.) control, some red offset on reverse, a few gum bends and wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. cat. £300+. Ex Walker. Photo.
24 | £580
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in nine folders, four stockbooks, leaves and loose, incl. 1840 1d. black used, 1887-92 'Jubilee' to 1s. (both) mint, 1948 Silver Wedding set used on plain f.d.c., 1955-58 Waterlow set mint, 1969 Cooks booklet stapled, a good range of Q.E.II first day covers, etc. (1,000s)
303 £80
1840 1d. black plate 3 FG, small to good margins, used with red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
563 £150
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 93 AB, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, very close to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
912 £150
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 2d. die proof essay type A without value tablet in black on glazed card, cut to stamp size, horizontal crease, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. K30, cat. £5,500 (as full proof). Photo.
1238 £320
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 1d. corner block of four with ''U 34'' control, Waterlow provisional printing, hinged on top pair, central vertical perfs. reinforced, light vertical bend on right hand pair, scarce. S.G. Spec. cat. £600. Ex Walker. Photo.
25 | £2300
Collections and Mixed Lots: K.G.V to K.G.VI collection on leaves, incl. 1912-24 watermark Royal Cypher 9d. agate, 10d. and 1s. mint blocks of six, 1918-19 Bradbury 2s.6d. pair, 5s., mint, 1934 re-engraved 10s. mint corner example, 1934-36 photogravure set in mint blocks of six, 1939-48 10s. dark blue mint vertical pair, one unmounted, etc. (100s)
304 £290
1840 1d. black plate 3 KK with full margins and tied by ruby Maltese Cross of Aberdeen to 1840 (Sept. 7) entire letter from Aberdeen to Buckie. Clear Brandon certificate (2009) and P.T.S. certificate (2014) stating ''adhesive has been lifted and replaced, stamp minor imperfection''. S.G. Spec. AS20ve, cat. £4,500. Photo.
564 £150
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 95 AC, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, small to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
913 £400
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 2d. colour trial in green and orange-yellow, perf. 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, very fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. K30, cat. from £1,000. Photo.
1241 £800
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. on experimental paper with watermark type W.16, in a block of six with ''A 24'' control, fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. N35b, cat. £1,025+. Ex Walker. Photo.
26 | £400
Collections and Mixed Lots: K.E.VII to Q.E.II mint and used collection on leaves incl. 1924 2d. orange watermark sideways mint, 1934-36 2d. orange watermark sideways mint pair, 1939-48 set, mainly unmounted, range of definitive and commemorative sets, Wildings incl. graphites, phosphor-graphites, sideways and inverted watermarks, Castle sets incl. 1955 Waterlow, etc. mainly good to fine. (100s)
305 £120
1840 1d. black plate 3 OF, good margins, fine used with red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
565 £280
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 98 AC, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, good to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
914 £420
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 2d. colour trial in green and pale brown, perf. 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, very fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. K30, cat. from £1,000. Photo.
1242 £620
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. on experimental paper with watermark type W.16, in a strip of three with ''B 24'' control, pencil note in margin, left pair and left margin with light diagonal bends otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. N35b, cat. £760+. Ex Walker. Photo.
27 | £350
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mostly used collection of mainly plated 1d. Stars, incl. 1855 (Jan.) 1d. die I alphabet II SC14 plates 194 and 203, 1855 (Feb.) 1d. die II alphabet II SC14 plate 2 with inverted watermark, 1855 (May) 1d. die II alphabet II LC16 plates 1, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13 and 15, shades, inverted watermarks, etc., varied condition. (160)
306 £100
1840 1d. black plate 3 PB, small to good margins, used with fine red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS20c. Photo.
566 £150
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 100 AC, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, good to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
915 £300
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 2d. colour trial in purple and orange, perf. 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, minor gum wrinkles, very fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. K30, cat. from £1,000. Photo.
1243 £180
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. on experimental paper with watermark type W.16, in a corner pair with ''D 25'' control, left margin cut back, left stamp with slight offset on reverse and control stamp with a couple of short perfs. otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. N35b, cat. £525+. Ex Walker. Photo.
28 | £620
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in a boxed Windsor album, incl. 1883-84 watermark Anchor 10s. ultramarine CA used, 1887-92 'Jubilee' to 1s. (both) mint, 1912-24 watermark Royal Cypher 11/2d. mint pair, one with ''PENCF'' error, 1934-36 photogravure set unmounted mint, 1939-48 set unmounted mint, 1955-58 Waterlow set unmounted mint, Q.E.II commemoratives with better phosphors unmounted mint, etc. (few 100s)
307 £110
1840 1d. grey-black plate 3 PC (small loop to ''P''), four small to good margins, fine used with red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS21a. Photo.
567 £110
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 101 AC, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, small to large margins, ink marks on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
916 £300
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 2d. colour trial in purple and bright purple, perf. 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, perfs. just a trifle trimmed at lower right, very fine and fresh, exceptionally deep colours. S.G. Spec. K30, cat. from £1,000. Photo.
1244 £620
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. corner pair with ''C 25'' (perf.) control, left margin cut back, rather heavily mounted otherwise fine, scarce. S.G. Spec. unpriced. Ex Walker. Photo.
29 | £950
Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation of 1d. Stars in album and two stockbooks, incl. 1841 1d. red-brown with part reconstruction, a range plated by vendor, pairs and strips, shades, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
308 £90
1840 1d. black plate 3 QK, small to good margins, fine used with red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
568 £180
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 104 AC, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, small to large margins, ink marks on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
917 £380
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 2d. colour trial in green and grey-brown, perf. 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, one perf. short at lower right corner, otherwise very fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. K30, cat. from £1,000. Photo.
1245 £1200
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. strip of three with ''E.26'' control, the Somerset House emergency printing, some gum bends mainly in margins otherwise fine unmounted mint, very scarce. S.G. Spec. cat. £1,500+. Ex Walker. Photo.
30 | £1900
Collections and Mixed Lots: A collection of perforated 1d. Stars in three stockbooks, leaves and in packets, incl. a good range of shades, Gothic ''K'', cancellations with London District numeral, some plated, 1856-58 EG-FL and QG-RL mint blocks, much duplication, etc., mixed condition. (many 100s)
309 £100
1840 1d. black plate 3 TK (constant variety), small to good margins, used with fine red Maltese Cross on 1840 (July 9) entire to Manchester, vertical filing fold clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS20c. Photo.
569 £160
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 105 AC, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, very close to large margins, ink marks on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
918 £380
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 21/2d. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''5 APR 00'' and stamped ''BEFORE/HARDENING'' with manuscript 'Re' inserted before ''HARDENING'' (this proof being taken after the die had been repaired), very fine. S.G. K31, cat. £1,550. Photo.
1246 £350
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. block of six with ''K 29'' (perf.) control, a few light diagonal gum bends otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. cat. £300+. Ex Walker. Photo.
31 | £480
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in two stockbooks, leaves and loose, incl. range of 1841 1d.'s, 1887-97 'Jubilee' to 1s. (both) used, 1924-26 watermark block cypher set mint, etc., mixed condition. (many 100s)
310 | £500
1840 1d. black plate 4 AE, DE (on piece), JA, RF, and TJ, each with four margins and fine used with Maltese Cross. S.G. AS23. (5)
570 £280
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 106 AC, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, small to large margins, ink marks on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
921 £1450
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 41/2d. colour trial in with head plate in mauve, value plate in emerald, line perf. 14, on gummed Crown watermarked paper, very fine and fresh. Rare. S.G. Spec. K34, cat. £4,500. Photo.
1247 £350
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. strip of three with ''U 34'' control, Waterlow provisional printing, pencil note in margin, lightly mounted on right stamp, the others unmounted, a few split perfs. and left stamp with light gum bend otherwise fine, scarce. S.G. Spec. cat. £600+. Ex Walker. Photo.
32 | £160
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to early Q.E.II collection in two albums, incl. small range of line engraved and surface printed, 1887-92 Jubilee to both 1s. used, 1951 Festival set mint, range of Wildings and Castles, a few Officials, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
311 | £210
1840 1d. black plate 4 DF and QA, double letters, both with four margins and used with fine red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec AS23b.
571 £180
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 108 AC, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, close to large margins, ink marks on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
923 £750
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 6d. die proof essay type A in accepted design except with line under ''d'' and with blank circle where the head should be, without embossing, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), very fine. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 254, cat. £4,000. Photo.
1248 £320
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. block of six with ''U 34'' control, Waterlow provisional printing, a few small gum bends or wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. Spec. cat. £600+. Ex Walker. Photo.
33 | £280
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to K.G.VI selection, incl. 1840 1d. black used (2), 1911 (Sept. 9) London-Windsor 1/2d. brown card and 1d. green envelope both used to London, 1929 P.U.C. 11/2d. booklet pane of four inverted watermark with 'Cash's' adverts without selvedge, 1935 Silver Jubilee 2s. and 3s. booklets, 1937-47 1/2d. green and 1d. scarlet booklet panes of four with margins at top, etc., varied condition. (few 100s)
312 | £480
1840 1d. black plate 4 EH, IB, RJ, SI, TB, each with four margins and fine used with red Maltese Cross. S.G. AS23. (5)
572 | £300
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 109 AE, plate 131 AF and BG, plate 140 AF, very close to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1. Ex Ken Statham.
925 £2900
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 10d., a handpainted essay in a design very similar to the issued 1s., in green, mauve and Chinese white on stamp sized yellowish card affixed to white card (68 x 85mm), numbered '10.' and dated ''MARCH•15•89'', very fine and rare. S.G. Spec. K39, cat. from £10,000 (this uncancelled essay not listed). Photo.
1249 £600
King George V: 1924-26 2d. orange overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 32, fine with gum. S.G. Spec. N36(1)t, cat. £2,000. Photo.
34 | £480
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. collection in a fine early Bright & Sons album (first edition), incl. 1840 1d. black plate 1a SK, 1d. grey-black plate 3 (worn) HC, 1856-76 2d. plates 9 OB unused, 13 FD mint, etc., mixed condition. (87)
314 £120
1840 1d. black plate 4 HA, good to large margins, fine used with black Maltese Cross. S.G. 3, Spec. AS23. Photo.
573 £130
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 110 AC, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, close to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
926 £980
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 10d. colour trial in with head plate in green, value plate in purple, line perf. 14, on gummed Crown watermarked paper, fine and fresh with some gum, paper adherence on reverse as this was almost certainly removed from an archive document. Rare. S.G. Spec. K39, cat. £7,000. Photo.
1252 £1450
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 21/2d. strip of three with ''O 31'' (imperf.) control, the corner stamp unmounted, fine, very scarce. S.G. Spec. cat. £1,800. Ex Walker. Photo.
35 | £230
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II mint and used collection incl. 1887-1902 'Jubilee' duplicated to 10d. mint (1) and used (7), incl. used example with variety clipped south-west corner to right value tablet, 1s. green used (20), green and carmine used (4), K.E.VII used to 1s. (5), K.G.V with unused postal stationery for the 1924 and 1925 Wembley Exhibitions, Silver Jubilee mint and used, Q.E.II incl. castle high values duplicated to £1, with Waterlow 5s., £1 both mint, decimal and pre-decimal Machins with mint and used values to £5, post office telegraphs to 1s. used, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
315 £450
1840 1d. black plate 4 IG with ample to very large margins all around except just touched at right, most unusually used as a seal on the obverse of 1840 (Dec. 1) entire letter sent within London to Regent Street with a clear strike of the experimental black Maltese Cross of London with ''T.P/Bayswater'' Receiving House handstamp alongside. Rare, one of the few examples we have seen with a 1d. black used as a seal not having been severely damaged when the letter was opened. R.P.S. certificate (2005). S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
574 £160
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 112 AC, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, small to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
927 £800
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1s. colour trial in olive-green, perf. 14 on gummed Crown watermarked paper, exceptionally fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. K40, cat. from £2,400. Photo.
1253 £140
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 3d. strip of three with ''G 27'' (perf.) control, left stamp with split perfs. on both sides otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. cat. £375+. Ex Walker. Photo.
36 | £240
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in three albums and a stockbook, incl. 1840 2d. blue used, 1864-79 1d. plates to 224 used, range of Q.E.II commemoratives with some minor varieties, also some India, etc. (100s)
316 £100
1840 1d. black plate 4 KD, four good even margins, fine used with red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
575 £180
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 114 AC, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, very close to large margins (just shaved at top left), fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
928 £800
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1s. colour trial in slate, perf. 14 on gummed Crown watermarked paper, exceptionally fine and fresh with full original gum, just the faintest trace of a hinge. S.G. Spec. K40, cat. from £2,400. Photo.
1254 £190
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 3d. block of six with ''G 27'' (perf.) control, fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. cat. £375+. Ex Walker. Photo.
37 | £350
Collections and Mixed Lots: A K.G.V to Q.E.II selection in a stockbook, incl. 1918-19 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s. mint, 1929 P.U.C. £1 mint (disturbed gum), 1939-48 set mint, etc., varied condition. (149)
318 £350
1840 1d. black plate 4 KK-KL pair very fine used with ample to very large margins and red Maltese Crosses on 1841 (Jan. 7) cover to Edinburgh, minor cover imperfections and filing fold not affecting adhesives. R.P.S. certificate (1993). S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
576 £210
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 117 AJ, small to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
929 £800
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1s. colour trial in mauve, perf. 14 on gummed Crown watermarked paper, fine and fresh with large part original gum. S.G. Spec. K40, cat. from £2,400. Photo.
1256 £260
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 5d. strip of three with ''T 33'' control, light pencil note in lower margin, very lightly mounted in side margin, the stamps unmounted, fine. S.G. Spec. cat. £350+. Ex Walker. Photo.
38 | £400
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly Q.V. duplicated accumulation in three small books, incl. line engraved with 1870 11/2d. used (87), 1855-57 6d. (10), Officials with Government Parcels, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
320 £300
1d. grey-black plate 4 PH, very fine used with close to large even margins (the left margin with a shallow vertical scalpel scratch clear or frameline), neatly tied by bright red Maltese Cross to 1840 (July 6) entire from Maryport to Carlisle, with town dispatch handstamp on reverse, filing fold well clear of adhesive, an attractive cover. Briefmarkenprüfstelle Basel certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
577 £210
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 118 AD, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, close to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
930 £820
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1s. colour trial in carmine, perf 14 on gummed Crown watermarked paper, fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. K40, cat. from £2,400. Photo.
1257 £230
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 5d. corner pair with ''U 34'' control, Waterlow provisional printing, pencil note in margin, control stamp rather heavily mounted and with pencil note on reverse, otherwise fine, scarce. S.G. Spec. cat. £550. Ex Walker. Photo.
39 | £350
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly Q.E.II accumulation in ten albums, in packets, bundleware and loose, incl. 1840 1d. black used (6), later line engraved, f.d.c's, heavily duplicated kiloware packets with many Wildings, covers, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
321 £110
1840 1d. black plate 4 QI fine used with ample to good margins, cancelled by a bright red Maltese cross. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
578 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 130 AD, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, close to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
931 £1650
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee' - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1900 1/2d. colour trial in lime-green, perf. 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, a lower left corner marginal pair, very fine and fresh with part original gum. A rare multiple. S.G. Spec. K28, cat. from £5,500. Photo.
1258 £250
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 5d. corner pair with ''U 34'' control, Waterlow provisional printing, slight imperfections at left of margin and light overall gum toning otherwise fine, lightly mounted, scarce. S.G. Spec. cat. £550. Ex Walker. Photo.
40 | £380
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used line engraved accumulation in a small book and on leaves, incl. 1d. Stars with part reconstructions with 1854-57 1d. SC16 (180), etc. (many 100s)
323 £120
1840 1d. black plate 4 SC (re-entry), small to large margins, fine used with red Maltese Cross. S.G. AS23a. Photo.
579 £260
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 132 AG, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, close to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
935 | £800
Officials: A selection on leaves, incl. Army Official 1896-1901 1/2d. blue green mint ''R'' control block of twelve, 1d. mint pair, one with ''OFFICIAI'', 21/2d. and 6d. in mint blocks of six, Government Parcels, etc., mixed condition. (207)
1262 £1000
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 6d. ordinary paper block of six with ''E.26'' (perf.) control, heavily mounted along the top, the lower row stamps unmounted, light bends in corner of margin, scarce. S.G. Spec. cat. £500+. Ex Walker. Photo.
41 | £520
Collections and Mixed Lots: A line engraved selection on leaves, incl. 1840 1d. black (4, one possibly unused), 1856-56 LC14 1d. GC mint, etc., varied condition. (132)
324 £110
1840 1d. black plate 4 SD (re-entry), small to large margins, fine used with red Maltese Cross. S.G. AS23a. Photo.
580 £190
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 143 AG, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, close to large margins (cut into at lower-left), fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
936 | £750
Officials: A small selection of 1d. lilacs incl. I.R. 1882 1d. block of four and single overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, Army 1896–1901 1d. lower half pane of 60 (6 x 10) incl. [R. 12/2] short ''A'' and [R. 13/5] short ''L'' mainly unmounted mint, a single with ''OFFICIAI'' variety, mint, a single overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, O.W. 1896–1902 1d. fine mint, etc., some imperfections. (71) Ex Young.
1263 £2300
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 6d. ordinary paper strip of three with ''M.30'' (perf.) control, with diagonal perfs. in the left margin due to a paper fold, corner stamp with diagonal crease, scarce. S.G. Spec. cat. £750. Ex Walker. Photo.
42 | £250
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to K.G.V collection of controls in a stockbook, incl. mint and used singles, strips and blocks, etc. (100s)
325 | £500
1840 1d. black plate 5 state 1 AB, EC, EF, NG, RD and TJ, each with four margins and good to fine used with Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS25. (6)
581 £270
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 147 AB, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, small to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
937 | £2700
A collection of mint and unused Officials incl. Inland Revenue 1880-81 6d. grey plate 18 TC, 1884-88 21/2d. lilac, Office of Works 1902-03 1/2d. blue-green, Army, Govt. Parcels 1887-90 11/2d., 6d., 9d., 1891-1900 1d., 2d., 41/2d., 1s., 1902 1d., 2d., Board of Education 1902-04 1/2d. and 1d., Admiralty 1903 1/2d. to 3d., mainly good to fine with a number unmounted. (36)
1264 £520
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 6d. ordinary paper block of six with ''B 37'' (perf.) control, mounted at top and one other stamp with slight adhesions, control stamp fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. cat. £450+. Ex Walker. Photo.
43 | £190
Collections and Mixed Lots: The balance of a collection with a range of pre-adhesive covers (10) incl. 1826 (Mar.) letter sheet from Glasgow to Edinburgh endorsed ''31/4 oz'' and rated ''7/7'' being 7 times single 1s.1d. rate and with ''Addl/1/2d'' handstamp on front, 1833 (Dec. 5) soldier's concessionary 1d. rate entire letter from a soldier in the Third Dragoon Guards from Birmingham to Daventry, countersigned by his commanding officer, with manuscript ''1'' in red and framed ''PAID/AT/BIRMINGHAM'' handstamp in red on front, 1839 (Jan.) free front endorsed ''Wycombe January nine 1840'' and signed ''Carrington'', with crowned ''FREE/10JA10/1840'' c.d.s. (Jan. 9 being the last day of the Uniform 4d. Post), 1857 (May) cover with 1d. star CH with unusual printing flaw on Queen's head, small range of surface printed incl. 1855 wmk. small garter 4d. fine wing marginal pair on 1855 (Dec.) cover from Edinburgh to Rouen, 1902–10 De La Rue 10d. dull purple and carmine fresh unmounted mint (gum crease). (43 items)
326 | £380
1840 1d. intense black plate 5 AD, BC, MH, and PH (double letter), each with four margins and fine used with Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS24. (4)
582 £210
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 148 AB, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, close to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
938 | £190
Officials: Inland Revenue: A mint and used selection, incl. 1882 6d. grey IB used, 1885 21/2d. IE used, 1887-92 21/2d. mint with R.P.S. certificate (2013), 1889 1s. dull green used (faded) with R.P.S. certificate (2011), 1901 6d. used, 1902 21/2d. used with R.P.S. certificate (2011), etc., varied condition. (20)
1266 £350
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 10d. strip of three with ''U 34'' control, Waterlow provisional printing, pencil note in margin on reverse, light overall gum toning otherwise fine, scarce. S.G. Spec. cat. £750. Ex Walker. Photo.
44 | £200
Collections and Mixed Lots: A collection in three albums and a stockbook incl. Wildings, Castle high values, watermark varieties, mint and used, f.d.c's from 1953 incl. early phosphors, 1965 Battle of Britain signed Douglas Bader, etc.
327 £150
1840 1d. black plate 5 AI, small to huge margins, fine used with black Maltese Cross on 1841 (May 17) cover from Gravesend to London. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
583 £210
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 149 AD, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, small to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
939 £550
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1882 1d. lilac overprinted in blue-black, unmounted mint block of four, crease through lower pair otherwise fine, also normal block for comparison. B.P.A. certificate (1983) for a block of six. S.G. O3a, cat. £1,200+. Photo.
1267 £300
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 1s. strip of three with ''U 34'' control, Waterlow provisional printing, some split perfs. between left and centre stamps otherwise fine unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. Spec. cat. £500+. Ex Walker. Photo.
48 | £150
Collections and Mixed Lots: A K.E.VII to Q.E.II selection on leaves, incl. 1902-13 to 1s. mint, 1924-26 watermark Block Cypher set mint, etc., varied condition. (few 100s)
328 | £550
1840 1d. black plate 5 state 1 BJ (just touched on one side), DD, LL, OA, PD, QL (on piece) and SF, each with four margins and good to fine used with Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS25. (7)
584 £110
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 150 AI, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, small to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
940 £210
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1882 6d. grey plate 18 CJ, fine mint with large part original gum. R.P.S. certificate (2012). S.G. O4, Spec. L5, cat. £575. Photo.
1268 £220
1924 Wembley: 1d. and 11/2d. both overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 28, fine with gum. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. Spec. NCom1v, 2v. Photo.
49 | £520
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used imperf. line engraved selection, comprising 1841 (Feb. 10) 1d. red plates 2 and 11 used, 1841 (late Feb.) 1d. (8, four with Maltese Crosses, one with ''7'' in Maltese cross, and three with 1844 type cancellations), 1841-51 2d. blue (3, one with Maltese Cross, one with ''6'' in Maltese cross, and one with 1844 type cancellation), all with four margins, mainly fine. (13)
329 £140
1840 1d. black plate 5 CD, four close to good margins, used with black Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS29. Photo.
585 | £380
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. imprimaturs plate 153 BI, plate 154 AF and plate 165 BG (cut into), small to large margins. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £1,275. Ex Ken Statham.
942 £190
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1885 21/2d. lilac IG mint with large part original gum. R.P.S. certificate (2012). S.G. O6, cat. £525. Photo.
1269 £220
King George V: 1924 Wembley 1d. and 11/2d. used on plain first day cover with Wembley Park slogan cancellation, fine. S.G. 430-1, cat. £450. Photo.
50 | £110
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to K.G.VI collection in an album, incl. 1840 1d. and 2d. used, surface printed to 1s. used, 1887-92 'Jubilee' to both 1s. used, K.E.VII to 1s. used, etc., mixed condition. (10s)
330 £100
1840 1d. black plate 5 DD, four small margins, used with black Maltese Cross, small thin, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS29. Photo.
586 | £520
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. imprimaturs plate 169 BG, plate 172 BG, plate 182 AG and plate 184 AD, close to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £1,700. Ex Ken Statham.
943 £250
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1885 1s. dull green LE, used, slightly faded, scarce. R.P.S. certificate (2013). S.G. O7, cat. £1,800. Photo.
1270 £400
King George V: 1925 Wembley 1d. and 11/2d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 30, redistributed gum, the 1d. with short perfs. at top and the 11/2d. with crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 432s, 433s, cat. £2,000. Photo.
51 | £250
Collections and Mixed Lots: A small accumulation, incl. 1840 1d. Mulready letter sheet A25 used in 1841 (Feb.), 1934 Railway Air Services flown covers, 1935 Philatelic Congress labels in mint sheets, Q.E.II commemoratives in cylinder blocks, etc. (100s)
331 £110
1840 1d. intense black plate 5 JB, good margins, fine used with red Maltese Cross in black. S.G. Spec. AS24. Photo.
587 £180
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 191 AD, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, small to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
944 £950
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1885 1s. dull green SI, unused (regummed), with faults but of good appearance, scarce. R.P.S. certificate (2015). S.G. O7, Spec. L6, cat. £6,000. Photo.
1271 £350
King George V: 1925 Wembley 1d. (2), on 1d. postal stationery envelope used on first day cover, cancelled by ''PALACE OF INDUSTRY'' handstamps, fine and scarce. S.G. 432. Photo.
52 | £500
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mostly used collection of 1d. Stars, incl. 1855 (Feb.) die II alphabet II SC14 1d. SE-TF block of four on piece, 1855 (May) 1d. die II alphabet II LC16, shades, etc., varied condition. (79)
332 £95
1840 1d. intense black plate 5 LI, four small to good margins, fine used with red Maltese Cross. Richter certificate (1989). S.G Spec AS24. Photo.
588 £270
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 197 AB, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, close to good margins, touched at left, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
945 £780
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 watermark anchor on white paper 5s. rose KH, used with neat Oxford c.d.s., fine, B.P.A. certificate (1991). S.G. O9, cat. £2,500. Photo.
1272 | £110
King George V: 1929 Postal Union Congress, a selection, incl. 1/2d. to 11/2d. with watermark sideways unmounted mint, 1/2d. watermark inverted booklet pane unmounted mint, etc., mainly fine. (33)
53 | £110
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly used line engraved 2d. Stars selection, incl. 1854-57 2d. SC16 plate 5, SC14 plate 5, LC16 plate 5, 1856-58 LC16 plate 6, 1858-76 2d. plate 13 QA mint, etc., varied condition. (24)
333 £170
1840 1d. grey-black plate 5 OA state 2, small margins, used with black Maltese Cross, tiny tone spot in margin, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS27. Photo.
589 £350
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 200 AI, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, small to good margins, very fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
946 £1400
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 5s. rose on white paper ND, with large part original gum, slightly toned, slight diagonal crease and reduced surface stains, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (2014). S.G. O9, Spec. L7(2), cat. £12,000. Photo.
1273 | £480
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d. collection of controls in strips and blocks, with basic ''K 29'' and ''L 29'' controls complete, mainly plated with most plates represented, with 1/2d. (20), 1d. (9), 11/2d. (15) and 21/2d. (2), varied condition, a few without side margin, many stamps unmounted. S.G. 434-437. (46 items) Ex Walker.
54 £80
Miscellaneous: 1840 1d. black: An enlarged engraved reproduction of 1840 1d. black AA (55 x 66mm) with ''H.L. PECKMORE'' imprint at foot, printed on cream wove paper (147 x 228mm), unusual.
334 £85
1840 1d. black plate 5 OH fine used with small to very large margins, neatly cancelled by black Maltese cross. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
590 £210
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 203 AC, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, close to good margins, very fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
947 £380
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 watermark anchor on blued paper 10s. cobalt DE, used, a fair example. R.P.S. certificate (2011) states ''Cleaned to reduce blue manuscript obliteration, causing loss of colour, and is no longer representative of issued stamp''. Photo.
1274 | £170
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d. a mint selection, incl. plate blocks, plate varieties, also some 1935 Silver Jubilee, etc. (106)
55 £150
Miscellaneous: Almanacs: 1830 ''THE SOVEREIGN ALMANACK'' printed in gold and black (240 x 306mm), with embossed ''ONE SHILLING AND THREE PENCE/ALMANACK'', most attractive, unrecorded other than in proof form. Photo.
335 £5500
1840 1d. black plate 6 BA-CB block of four most attractive with good to touching margins, tied by red Maltese Crosses to 1841 (Feb. 4) lettersheet from London to Northampton, a rare multiple on cover. R.P.S. certificate (1989) states ''S.G. AS40 - Intense black''. Cat. £25,000 (off cover). Photo.
591 | £160
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. imprimaturs plate 206 AD full margins and plate 209 AC top marginal with inscription cut into at left. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £850. Ex Ken Statham.
948 £450
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1889 1s. dull green, fine mint, with ''Turpin'' handstamp on gum. B.P.A. certificate (2012). S.G. O15, cat. £1,000. Photo.
1276 £2300
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 21/2d. pale blue variety watermark inverted, in a block of four fine used with c.d.s cancellations, some minor imperfections incl. perf. faults and a little toning but extremely rare. Only three blocks are recorded of which this is believed to be the unique example with c.d.s. cancellations. S.G. 437Wi, Spec. NCom8(2)a, cat. £4,400+. Photo.
56 £190
Miscellaneous: Cancellation Removal: 1840 (Aug. 8) complete edition of ''The Worcestershire Chronicle'' with an article on how a ''master chymist'' was able to clean a number of 1d. blacks and openly deceive the system, the article also muses on whether to ''adhere in future entirely to the Mulready system of franking with covers, which is certainly less liable to abuse than that of the Post-office stamp.''
336 £150
1840 1d. black plate 6 CF with good to very large margins all round, used with Scottish 1844 type numeral cancellation, small central stain on reverse otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS41za, cat. £1,800. Photo.
592 | £85
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 210 AA-TL complete (less IF and RA), used reconstruction, fair to fine. (238)
950 £420
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1892 £1 green IB used with two oval ''ACCOUNT BRANCH/P.O. GLASGOW/23 OC 94'' datestamp, slight crease at left, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (2013). S.G. O16, cat. £2,500. Photo.
1277 £450
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. £1 black, a fine unmounted mint upper left corner marginal example, minor wrinkles. S.G. 438, cat. £750. Photo.
58 | £150
Miscellaneous: Letter Headings: A selection of illustrated letter headings, embossed envelopes, etc. (22 items)
337 | £500
1840 1d. black plate 6 CL (crease), IE, MH, OA, PJ and QF, each with four margins and good to fine used with Maltese Cross, also LD used on piece (torn). S.G. Spec. AS41. (7)
593 £210
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 211 AJ, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, close to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
951 £650
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1892 £1 green QA overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 10, some gum creases, otherwise of fine appearance with full original gum, excellent colour. S.G. O16s, cat. £2,250. Photo.
1278 £230
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. £1 black, lightly mounted mint, small wrinkle at top, otherwise fine. S.G. 438, cat. £750. Photo.
59 £320
Miscellaneous: Mulready: A letter written and signed by William Mulready to fellow artist Alfred Edward Chalon, ''My dear Chalon, I do not dine in Fitzroy Square, but I do thank you for your kindness'' dated ''23 dec 1858''. Photo.
338 £140
1840 1d. black plate 6 DD with good to large even margins, used on 1841 (Jan. 21) entire letter from London to Edinburgh, cancelled by neat upright red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
594 £320
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 212 AI, a top marginal imprimatur (margin trimmed), small to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
952 £200
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1901 1/2d. blue-green, lower marginal block of 24 (12 x 2) being the complete lower two rows of the sheet with control ''R'', some creasing in sheet margin and two stamps creased, another with tiny tone spot on gum, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. O17, Spec. L13, cat. £1,000+. Ex Young.
1279 £220
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. £1 black, lightly mounted mint, fine. S.G. 438, cat. £750. Photo.
60 | £80
Miscellaneous: Postal Orders: 1970 dual currency 10s. and 50p. to 19s. and 95p, all unused overprinted ''SCHOOL SPECIMEN'', fine. (10 items)
339 £130
1840 1d. intense black plate 6 DH fine used with close to large margins, tied to 1810 (Oct. 24) entire from Kendal to London by red Maltese cross, filing fold well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS40. Photo.
595 £2200
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 212 RD imperforate plate proof trial for lighter and more fugitive colours in mauve-pink on ungummed watermarked paper, very fine and rare. S.G. Spec. DP39c, cat. from £17,000. Photo. Ex Young. Photo.
953 £320
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1901 6d. purple on rose-red, fine unmounted mint. S.G. O18, cat. £500+. Photo.
1280 £250
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. £1 black, mint, a few gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. 438, cat. £750. Photo.
61 | £110
Miscellaneous: Postal Reform: 1837 (Mar. 25) ''The Times'' newspaper, including an almost complete column referring to Rowland Hill's pamphlet ''Post Office Reforms, Its Importance and Practicability''.
340 £90
1840 1d. black plate 6 FC, very fine used with ample to large margins, lightly cancelled by upright central red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41. Ex Moon. Photo.
596 | £420
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. imprimaturs plate 217 TC, plate 218 AF and plate 219 TC, close to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £1,275. Ex Ken Statham.
954 £1750
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1901 1s. green and carmine, a mint example with large part original gum (hinge remainders), scarce. R.P.S. certificate (2011). S.G. O19, cat. £4,250. Photo.
1281 £160
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. £1 black, mint, toned gum and adhesions on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. 438, cat. £750. Photo.
63 | £110
Miscellaneous: Replicas: A selection of different Royal Mail stamp replicas in sterling silver. (38)
341 | £450
1840 1d. black plate 6 JG, LG, MK (double letters, crease), NB, NC and RI, each with four margins and good to fine used with Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41. (6)
597 £230
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 222 AC, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, very close to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
955 £380
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1901 1s. green and carmine, a fine used example with part registered cancellation. R.P.S. certificate (2012). S.G. O19, cat. £1,800. Photo.
1282 £350
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. £1 black block of four, used with heavy registered ovals, overall toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 438, cat. £2,200+. Photo.
65 £1600
Miscellaneous: Wyon Medal: 1837 Wyon City medal in silver, somewhat tarnished, also a print of William Wyon. Photo.
342 £110
1840 1d. black plate 6 JH, very fine used with ample to very large margins, cancelled by deep red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
598 £290
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 223 AH, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, small to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
956 £350
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1902-04 21/2d. ultramarine, perfs a little trimmed at left, otherwise fine mint. R.P.S. certificate (2013). S.G. O22, cat. £1,000. Photo.
1283 £200
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. £1 black fine used with centrally struck c.d.s. cancellation. S.G. 438, cat. £550. Photo.
67 £230
Postal Fiscals: 1878 die 4 1d. imperforate colour trials (5) in brown-purple, light brown (2), yellow-ochre and rose-carmine, and 1881 die 4 1d. imperforate colour trials in grey-blue, claret, dull purple and brown-purple, all on gummed watermarked paper, fine. S.G. Spec. L122, L123, cat. £2,340. Photo.
343 £130
1840 1d. black plate 6 state 2 KE, four close to large margins, fine used with black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS42. Photo.
599 £290
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1864–79 1d. plate 224 AI, a top marginal imprimatur with inscription, good to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. G1, cat. £425. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
957 £210
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1902-04 1s. dull green and carmine fine used, red handstamp on reverse. R.P.S. certificate (2011). S.G. O24, cat. £900. Photo.
1284 £160
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. £1 black, used with indistinct registered oval. S.G. 438, cat. £550. Photo.
68 | £600
Revenue Stamps: A Q.V. selection overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', incl. General Duty 1882-84 embossed 3d. to £10, unappropriated die 1d., 2d., 3d., 6d. and 8d. imperf. plate proofs (in issued colours), appropriated Consular Service to £1 on £1, Admiralty Court 1855 to £5, Foreign Bill 1871-81 1d. to £5 as pairs, Ireland Petty Sessions 6d. (two different colours) and 2s.6d. blocks of four, etc., also a few without overprints, mainly fine. (95)
344 £180
1840 1d. black plate 6 KF state 2, small margins, fine used with black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS42. Photo.
600 £250
1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1858-79 1d. rose-red plate 225 SI, fine used with neat ''180'' barred oval of Chester duplex leaving plate number clear at right, bent corner perf. at upper left barely detracting from superb appearance. S.G. 43. cat. £800. Photo.
958 £3000
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1902-04 5s. bright carmine, a used example of this very scarce stamp with light hooded circle registered datestamp. R.P.S. certificate (1977) states ''soiled'' , otherwise fine. S.G. O25, cat. £11,000. Photo.
1285 | £300
King George V: 1934–36 photogravure a mainly mint collection on leaves, incl. 1/2d. small format with watermark sideways with Crown to right used, 1d. large head essay in an imperforate pair, 11/2d. on double paper, range of cylinder multiples, etc., varied condition. (few 100s)
69 | £140
Revenue Stamps: General Duty 1875-81 3d., 6d., 9d. (2, one with dates, other with florets), 1s., 1s.6d., 1s.9d., 2s., 9s., 15s., perf.121/2 and £1 imperforate, all handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' in various types, Police Courts 1875 6d., 1876 1s., 2s., 2s.6d., 5s. 10s. and 10s.6d., each overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9 and affixed to piece from proof book headed ''Police Courts'', also Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway Company 1898 larger sized 2d. rose-red unmounted mint block of six (R. de Lacy-Spencer no. 2), mixed condition.
345 £500
1840 1d. black plate 6 LC, fine unused, with close to very large margins, part original lightly toned gum (with small gum thin), an attractive example. R.P.S. certificate (1985). S.G. Spec. AS40. Photo.
601 | £300
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1858–76 2d. blue, an unused part original gum selection, comprising plate 9 singles (2, one left marginal without gum), plate 13 right marginal single, plate 15 singles (2, one lower marginal and the other without gum) and block of four, also plate 14 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8 and plate 15 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, mixed condition. (10)
959 | £150
Officials: Office of Works: 1896-1902 1/2d. vermilion used, 1/2d. blue-green mint and used with R.P.S. certificate (2012), 1d. used, 1902-03 2d. used (thinned) with R.P.S. certificate (2011), fair to fine.
1286 | £350
King George V: 1934-36 Photogravure, the set in control corner blocks of six, with extra 9d. (mounted) and 1s. (missing lower selvedge) blocks, unmounted mint, mainly fine. S.G. 439-449. (13)
71 | £190
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: A small group comprising 4d. die proof in black on glazed white card (91 x 60mm), without plate number or check letters, dated ''Nov 3 1876'' without endorsement, 4d. sage-green watermark large Garter sideways plate 1 PG-QH imperforate block of four overprinted type 9 ''SPECIMEN'', with gum, and 10s. grey-green watermark Maltese Cross plate 1 GF from the top of the pane overprinted type 9 ''SPECIMEN'' with large part original gum, some light creases, otherwise fine. (3)
346 £180
1840 1d. black plate 6 state 2 LD, small margins, fine used with red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS42. Photo.
602 | £820
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1858–76 2d., four used reconstructions in a stockbook, comprising plate 9 complete, plate 13 (less 13 stamps), plate 14 (less 13 stamps) and plate 15 (less 9 stamps), range of cancellations, mixed condition. (100s)
961 £480
Officials: Office of Works: 1896-1902 1/2d. vermilion pair used on printed O.H.M.S business cover used from Leeds to Bath, cover with central fold, otherwise intact and scarce. S.G. O31. Photo.
1288 £520
King George V: 1934-36 photogravure 11/2d. 'Vandyk' portrait essay in red, perforated 15 x 14 on paper watermarked ''Harrison'' script, superb with gum (unmounted but with small gum disturbance), tiny natural paper flaw on reverse. Rare, it is believed only six exist in private hands. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 155, cat. £2,000. Photo.
72 £450
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. rose GI-HJ lower right imperf. corner block of four, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, near full original gum, some light creasing, small thins in margin and small spot of ink on HJ, otherwise fine. S.G. L231t, cat. £1,700+. Photo.
347 £130
1840 1d. black plate 6 LL, with small to large margins, tied to 1840 (Oct. 12) entire to Warwick by indistinct orange Maltese Cross, with Liverpool double arc c.d.s. in the same colour on the flap, with black inspector's star mark on reverse. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
607 | £220
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. selection, incl. plates 1 to 20 (less 9) unused or mint, plate 9 AE used, plate 20 SA-TB used block, etc., varied condition. (27)
962 £220
Officials: Office of Works: 1896-1902 1/2d. blue green, fine mint. R.P.S. certificate (2016). S.G. O32, Spec. L32, cat. £425. Photo.
1299 £140
King George V: 1934–36 photogravure 11/2d. red-brown intermediate format, a mint block of four showing dramatic misperforation, fine and unusual. S.G. 441 var. Photo.
73 £180
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 5s. rose watermark Anchor plate 3 EC, used with Glasgow c.d.s., light horizontal and corner bends, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. T15, Spec. L234, cat. £1,100. Photo.
348 £1450
1840 1d. black plate 6 NC and LC used as outward and return postage on 1841 printed ecclesiastical questionnaire from the Lord Bishop of Norwich, dated (Friday) 1 January, to the Minister of Bramerton, Norfolk, each adhesive fine with full margins and neat red Maltese Cross, the outward section with ''NORWICH/JA 4/1841'' circular datestamp and the return ''NORWICH/JA 15/1841'', both outward and return with script ''Too Late'' handstamps in black, most unusual. B.P.A. certificate (2011). Photo.
608 £380
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 1 NJ-NL, mint block of twelve, some perf. reinforcement and gum wrinkling, otherwise fine. S.G. 48. Photo.
963 £450
Office of Works: 1896-1902 1d. lilac fine used with ''LONDON/V.R/1'' Bickerdike machine cancellation on printed O.H.M.S. envelope to Bath, clean and neat, very scarce. S.G. O33, cat. £1,000. Photo.
1300 £2000
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 23 twice, the 1d. and 21/2d. with creases, and the 11/2d. with short perf. at base, otherwise fine with gum. S.G. 453s-456s, cat. £5,950. Photo.
74 £550
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. grey-green GI-HJ lower right imperf. block of four, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, near full original gum, some light creasing, otherwise fine. S.G. L235t, cat. £2,160+. Photo.
349 £170
1840 1d. black plate 6 OB (re-entry) with good to large margins, used on 1841 (May 6) entire from Coventry to London, tied by black Maltese Cross, cover with filing folds well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS41a. Photo.
609 £380
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 6, a mint group comprising block of four (R.P.S. certificate, 2003), block of four imperf. between stamps and right margin with part inscription, lower marginal horizontal pair with part inscription and horizontal pair imperf. between stamp and right margin with part inscription, mixed condition. S.G. 48. Photo.
964 £1250
Officials: Office of Works: 1896–1902 5d. dull purple and blue, a fine and fresh mint example, with complete original gum, almost imperceptibly mounted. The overprint has been verified. S.G. O34, cat. £2,250. Photo.
1302 £110
1935 Silver Jubilee: 11/2d. in a control W35 cylinder 27 no dot block of six, but perf. type 5 (E/1), fine and fresh, three are unmounted. Listed in S.G. Spec. but unpriced. Photo.
76 £60
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark Shamrocks £1 brown-lilac DB, a good used example with Cardiff Docks c.d.s. and box cancellation. S.G. T17, cat. £950. Photo.
350 £320
1840 1d. black plate 6 PH states 1 and 2, both with small to good margins and fine used with Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS 41, AS42. Photo.
610 £230
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 9 SU-TU, vertical pair, good used on piece, stamps with light overall toning. S.G. 48. Photo.
966 £250
Officials: Office of Works: 1896-1902 5d. dull purple and blue, a fine used example neatly tied to small piece by Parliament c.d.s's, an attractive example of this scarce stamp. The overprint has been verified. S.G. O34, cat. £1,400. Photo.
1304 £85
King George V: Booklets: 1924 3s. booklet edition 55, 1/2d. and 1d. panes with upright wmks., 11/2d, panes inverted, each pane with a light pencil note on one stamp, small back cover fault, mixed perfs. S.G. BB24, cat. £550. Photo.
77 £750
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks £5 brown-lilac BB imperf. colour trial overprinted 'SPECIMEN'' type 8, with full original gum, a few light gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. L237, cat. £1,300. Photo.
351 £450
1840 1d. black plate 6 PH exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and neat read Maltese Cross, placed contrary to regulations at top centre of 1841 (Jan. 10) entire letter from Ballycastle to Ballymoney, filing folds well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
611 £320
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 10, a mint group, comprising singles (4 incl. corner single with plate number, left marginal example with part inscription and right marginal example imperf. between stamp and margin), strips of three (2, one showing complete watermark) and block of four, slightly mixed condition. S.G. 48. Photo.
967 £420
Officials: Office of Works: 1896-1902 10d. dull purple and carmine, fine used with c.d.s. R.P.S. certificate (2012). S.G. O35, cat. £2,250. Photo.
1312 | £380
King Edward VIII: A selection of unmounted mint booklet panes, incl. range of 11/2d. advert panes (7) with ''Cash's satin lingerie ribbons'', ''Number One Bond'', ''Stamps Collectors'', etc., slightly mixed condition, also 1936 6d. booklet. (21 items)
78 £1550
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks £5 gold BB imperforate colour trial without ''SPECIMEN'' overprint, an exceptionally fresh example with large part original gum, vertical crease at right from folding of the sheet barely apparent from front. It was estimated that the cost of production of the £5 in gold would be between 4d. and 6d. per stamp, for this reason the colour was abandoned. Cat. £5,000. Ex Young. Photo.
352 £4800
1840 1d. black plate 6 PK-SL used block of eight (2 x 4) with full margins except SK possibly shaved at base and torn with corner creases, indistinct red Maltese Crosses, creases but a very rare multiple. S.G. Spec. AS41, cat. £50,000+. Photo.
613 £130
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 13 AM-BO upper marginal block of five with with ''S.B.L.'' perfins, fine without gum. S.G. 48. Photo.
968 £400
Officials: Office of Works: 1896-1902 10d. dull purple and carmine, used with neat c.d.s., heavy hinge remainder, otherwise fine. Friedl certificate (1983). S.G. O35, cat. £2,250. Photo.
1313 | £850
King George VI: An identified collection of coil leaders and ends, with stamps, folded but mostly good to fine with many scarce examples incl. 1938 3d. violet horizontal leader (faults) with one stamp, 1940 watermark sideways 21/2d. ultramarine horizontal coil end with one stamp, 1942 watermark sideways 2d. pale orange horizontal leader numbered 5 with one stamp, etc. (63)
79 | £1000
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: A comprehensive collection in two albums, stockbook and stockleaves with mint or unused singles and multiples, imperf. and perf. issues, range of shades, incl. Edinburgh & Leith Circular Delivery Company 1866 1/4d. grey-lilac mint sheet (11 x 6), Edinburgh & Leith Parcel Delivery Company 1866 3d. red-brown mint reconstructed sheet (11 x 6), Glasgow Circular Delivery Company, Liverpool Circular Delivery Company 1867 1/2d. slate-lilac unused block of four with one blank impression (water damaged), London & Metropolitan Circular Delivery Company 1866 imperforate 1/2d. dull purple complete mint sheet (11 x 6), London & Districts Circular Delivery Company 1867 1/2d. yellow-green perf. 13 mint bock (10 x 6), 1/4d. error of colour claret mint strips of five (2) and a pair, National Circular Delivery Company, range of forgeries, etc. (100s)
353 £170
1840 1d. black plate 6 QC states 1 and 2, both with small to good margins and fine used with Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41, AS42. Photo.
614 £400
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 14, a mint group, comprising upper left corner single with plate number, left marginal vertical strip of three and pair imperf. between stamp and margin, horizontal strip of three and left marginal block of four with part inscription, slightly mixed. S.G. 48. Photo. The Value of Stamps mark is listed by Proud as UP6, but this is now considered a London mark.
969 £290
Officials: Office of Works: 1902–03 1/2d. blue-green fine mint. R.P.S. certificate (2013). S.G. O36, cat. £575. Photo.
1314 | £420
King George VI: A selection on leaves, incl. 1939-48 10s. dark blue, 10s. ultramarine and £1 in unmounted mint blocks of four, 1948 Silver Wedding £1 used block of four, set used on plain f.d.c., 1951 Festival high value set in unmounted mint blocks of four, etc. (42)
80 | £5500
College Stamps: A selection on leaves and stockleaves, incl. Balliol College 1885 (1/2d.) mint vertical pairs (2), Exeter College 1882 (1/2d.) salmon red mint block of four, Keble College (1/2d.) magenta mint strip of three, Lincoln 1877-84 1d. mint (2), Merton College (1/2d.) deep blue unused (2), St. John's College Cambridge 1884 (1/2d.) in a mint sheet (6 x 8), etc., mixed condition. (216)
354 £100
1840 1d. black plate 6 TJ state 2, small to large margins with part impression at left, used with red Maltese Cross on large piece with address and boxed ''EDINBURGH/NO 24/1840'' alongside. S.G. Spec. AS42. Photo.
615 £420
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 19, a mint group comprising single, block of four, block of six, vertical strip of three overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' and upper marginal horizontal strip of five with part imprint, slightly mixed. S.G. 48. Photo.
970 | £80
Officials: Office of Works: 1902–03 1/2d. blue-green and 1d. scarlet, fine used. R.P.S. certificates (1991 and 2002). S.G. O36, O37, cat. £360.
1316 | £380
King George VI: A selection of mint control blocks, incl. 1941-42 1d. pale scarlet cylinder 171 dot perf. type 6B corner block of six unmounted, 21/2d. light ultramarine cylinder 239 dot corner block of twelve with one stamp showing 'b for d in value' unmounted, 3d. pale violet control ''R/45'' cylinder 27 no dot corner block of six with one stamp showing 'broken circle to value', 1950-52 2d. pale red-brown cylinder 67 dot corner block of six unmounted, etc., mainly fine. (19 items)
81 £260
College Stamps: All Souls, Oxford: 1884 (1/2d.) Napier reprinted die proof in black on thin card (112 x 70mm), fine. Photo.
355 £90
1840 1d. black plate 7 CL, small to good margins, used with light red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
616 £800
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 19 RA-TB, a left corner marginal block of six showing part inscription and plate number ''19'', fine mint, scarce. S.G. 48. Photo.
971 £150
Officials: Office of Works: 1902–03 1d. scarlet, fine mint. R.P.S. certificate (1983). S.G. O37, cat. £575. Photo.
1317 | £240
King George VI: A group of commemorative issues with flaws in multiples, also a range of commemorative cylinder blocks, mainly fine unmounted mint. (25 items)
82 £270
College Stamps: Keble, Oxford: 1876 (1/2d.) Napier reprinted die proof in black on thin card (112 x 70mm), fine. Photo.
356 | £480
1840 1d. black plate 7 ED, JL (crease), LE, RB and TH, each with four margins and used with good to fine Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. AS44.
617 £300
Later Line Engraved: 1870 1/2d. plate 20, a mint group, comprising upper marginal single with watermark inverted and reversed, and right marginal single and vertical strip of five imperf. between stamps and margin, both with part inscription, slightly mixed condition. S.G. 48. Photo.
972 £160
Officials: Office of Works: 1902–03 2d. yellowish-green and carmine-red, fine used. R.P.S. certificate (2014). S.G. Spec. MO16, cat. £400. Photo.
1319 | £120
King George VI: An unmounted mint selection, incl. 1939-48 5s. block of four, 10s. single with 'retouched medallion', £1 strip of three and marginal block of four, etc., mainly fine. (55)
83 £160
College Stamps: Keble, Oxford: 1879 (1/2d.) ultramarine, affixed to locally addressed envelope (with college crest on flap), not tied, some staining. Photo.
357 | £550
1840 1d. black plate 7 EG, FI, NI, OA, PB (constant variety) and PG, each with four margins and used with good to fine Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS44.
618 £1650
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. plate 20 BS imperforate plate proof trial for lighter and more fugitive colours in blue-green on ungummed watermarked paper, small corner crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise very fine and rare. S.G. Spec. DP68d, cat. from £33,000. Photo. Ex Young. Photo.
973 £210
Officials: Office of Works: 1902-03 21/2d. ultramarine fine used with London hooded circle c.d.s. R.P.S. certificate (2011). S.G. O39, cat. £675. Photo.
1324 £480
King George VI: 1939-48 10s. ultramarine, unmounted mint half sheet of twenty, fine. S.G. 478b, cat. £900. Photo.
84 £170
College Stamps: Keble, Oxford: 1882 (1/2d.) complete mint sheet of 48, showing constant cracked plate variety [R. 4/1], some toning and creasing. S.G. Spec. CS10. Photo.
358 £80
1840 1d. black plate 7 LF, used with good to enormous margins, displaying trace of adjoining impression at left, cancelled by red Maltese crosses, small wrinkle, otherwise a fine large margined example. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
621 | £290
Later Line Engraved: 1870 11/2d., a used selection incl. plate 3 single with neat Norwich c.d.s., plate 3 pair with neat Southampton c.d.s's and plate 3 single with oval ''PD'' in black, mixed condition. (8)
974 | £270
Officials: Army Official, small selection, incl. 1896-1901 1/2d. vermilion and 1d. lilac with ''OFFICIAI'' mint and used, mint with R.P.S. certificates (2011, 2013), 1902-03 6d. mint, overprint type 04, etc., mixed condition. (20)
1325 £2300
King George VI: 1941-42 1/2d. pale green imprimatur upper right corner block of eight from the British Postal Museum Archive, with pencil note ''Taken for Registration 16/1/42 JWH'' in margin, with gum, light diagonal crease, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. cat. £12,000. Photo.
85 £290
College Stamps: Merton, Oxford: 1883 (1/2d.) mauve, affixed to locally addressed envelope dated ''13/3/83'' at lower left, not tied, slight staining. Photo.
359 £450
1840 1d. black plate 8 CD, IH, PJ, SB and SC, each with four margins and good to fine used with Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
622 £1450
Later Line Engraved: 1858–79 Plate Number Issues: 1860 Unissued 11/2d. rosy-mauve plate 1 FF unused, part original gum (redistributed), good colour. B.P.A. certificate (1975). S.G. 53a, Spec. G5, cat. £8,500. Photo.
975 £180
Officials: Army Officials: 1896-1901 1d. lilac three corner pairs with with controls, ''U'', ''V'' and ''W'' with continuous rules, fine mint. S.G. O43. Photo.
1326 £80
King George VI: 1941-42 1d. pale scarlet, ''J/41'' cylinder 72 dot perf. type 6B corner block of six, fine mint, unlisted with this perf. type. S.G. 486. Photo.
86 | £180
Railway Stamps: A collection of issues from preserved railways in an album and stockbook, incl. Ffestiniog, Vale of Rheidol with range of complete sheets, commemorative covers, timetables, etc. (few 100s)
360 £400
1840 1d. black plate 8 EF, EH, GC and TD, each with four margins and good to fine used with black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
623 | £380
1847-54 Embossed: A used group comprising 1s. (2) one with close to large margins, 10d. right marginal example with good to huge margins, 6d. single on piece and pair just touched at base, mixed condition. (5)
976 £110
Officials: Army: 1902 1/2d. blue-green mint strip of three handstamped ''CANCELLED''. R.P.S. certificate (1996) states ''unable to certify ''CANCELLED'' handstamp but probably applied by Army Office when stamps were withdrawn''. Photo.
1327 £110
King George VI: 1941-42 2d. pale orange lower right corner block of six (2 x 3) from a miscut sheet showing cylinder number ''62'' dot in the right margin, top left stamp partially underinked, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 488 var. Photo.
87 | £110
Literature: ''Godden's Gazette'' volumes 1-7 (1933-70), hardbound in four volumes with embossed spines, a scarce and valuable work.
361 £170
1840 1d. intense black plate 8 HI very fine used with good margins and attractive red Maltese Cross on 1841 (Feb. 10) entire from Kidderminster to Leicester, on what should have been the first day of general use of black ink for cancellations, ''KIDDERMINSTER/FE 10/1841'' c.d.s. in black on front, filing fold well clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
624 £260
1847-54 embossed 1s. green with four margins (small tear along silk line in lower margin), 10d. with four margins, and 6d. with two margins, used. Photo.
977 £750
Officials: Army: 1903 6d. pale dull purple with type O6 overprint, a fresh unmounted mint example, light horizontal crease, otherwise fine. The overprint has been verified. S.G. O52, cat. £3,000. Photo.
1328 £80
King George VI: 1941-42 3d. pale violet 3d. mint lower marginal strip of three from cylinder 27, showing the error of engraving where the dividing error has been incorrectly engraved between stamps 7 and 8, erased by lines and re-engraved in the correct position between stamps 6 and 7, folded through one row of stamps, otherwise fine. S.G. 390. Photo.
88 | £80
Literature: H.R. Harmer's ''Annual Resume'' (1925-74) London, New York and Sydney, a complete run of 50, incl. the American edition (1972-73), a valuable reference work.
362 £130
1840 1d. black plate 8 KA, used, frameline at lower left just cut into, otherwise with small to large margins, tied to 1841 (Mar. 20) entire from Biggar to Edinburgh by upright black Maltese Cross, with boxed dispatch d.s. on reverse. Briefmarkenprüfstelle Basel certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. AS29.
625 £1650
1847-54 Embossed: 1851 (Apr. 5) entire to Portugal bearing a superb 1s. die 1 strip of three with close to large even margins, and 1841 2d. blue RE-RG strip of three tied alongside, with oval ''LEY DE 20/4 50/[ ]-Rs.'' handstamp in red with ''55'' inserted in manuscript, light vertical filing fold, a superb and attractive cover to a scarce destination. The 3s.6d. rate was converted to 1,125 Portuguese reis in order to calculate the 5% tax of 55 reis applied to incoming foreign mail. Photo.
978 | £260
Officials: Government Parcels: A mint and used selection, incl. 1887-90 1s. dull green used with R.P.S. certificate (2011), 1891-1900 2d. mint with R.P.S. certificate (2011), 41/2d. (small tear) mint with R.P.S. certificate (2014), used with R.P.S. certificate (2011), 1s. green and carmine used with R.P.S. certificate (2011), 1902 9d. used with R.P.S. certificate (2011), 1s. used with R.P.S. certificate (2012), etc., very mixed condition. (20)
1329 | £220
King George VI: 1948 Silver Wedding 21/2d. vertical pair and £1 single with 21/2d. vertical pair, affixed to two Harrison & Sons, Ltd. presentation cards.
90 | £230
Postal History and Covers: A selection, comprising 1809 (Sept. 24) entire headed ''Amphion off Fiume'' addressed to Norfolk bearing a fair strike of the rare double oval ''Ship Lre/SHEERNESS'' in red (Robertson S2), range of Royal Mint with 1833 letter only to a Mr Owen Williams (a supplier of copper to the mint) requesting price per ton, Official Paid envelopes and postcards, Jersey 1816-20 three covers, two to Guernsey, other to Neath, all bearing fair strikes of the ''JERSEY'' scroll handstamps, also a selection of Kent related literature and Kent Post journals and some ephemera with a bag seal and silver stamp boxes.
363 £180
1840 1d. black plate 8 NI used with good even margins, tied to 1841 (Feb. 14) envelope from Newmarket to Belfast by black Maltese Cross, some peripheral toning to the adhesive, otherwise an attractive small Valentine's Day cover. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
626 £190
1847-54 Embossed: 1855 (Nov. 24) wrapper to Florence bearing 1s. die 2 vertical pair and single, all cut to shape, alongside LC14 1d. red-brown, 2d. blue, all tied by ''251'' numeral obliterator of Montrose, an attractive multi-colour franking. Photo.
979 £120
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1883–86 11/2d. lilac HL, mint, slight crease, otherwise fine and good colour. R.P.S. certificate (2005). S.G. O61, cat. £400. Photo.
1330 | £140
King George VI: 1948 Olympic Games set affixed to Harrison and Sons presentation card, also another set in 1949 International Telegraph and Telephone Conference in Paris presentation folder, also 1936 K.E.VIII imperforate red-brown stamp, inscribed ''PROOF''.
91 | £160
Postal History and Covers: An accumulation of covers and fronts in two folders and loose, incl. a good range of Free fronts and covers, pre-stamp covers with a range of Scotland, Paids, etc. (few 100s)
364 £230
1840 1d. black plate 9 CD, four small to good margins, used with black Maltese Cross together with a red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS56vk, cat. £2,600. Photo.
628 £190
1847-54 embossed 10d. brown, just cut into at top, otherwise with good to very large margins, displaying a portion of adjoining image at base, used on 1852 (Nov. 2) mourning cover to Lisbon, tied by French transit c.d.s., with ''P.F'' and ''LEY DE 20/4 50/15-Rs.'' handstamp in red and red-brown at left, ''360'' reis rate mark in blue to left of adhesive, a few light bends and creases, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
980 £450
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1883–86 6d. dull green AK fine used with ''MASHAM'' c.d.s. R.P.S. certificate (2007). S.G. O62, cat. £1,400. Photo.
1331 | £240
King George VI: Booklets: A selection with 1942 (Oct.) 2s.6d. edition 177 (S.G. BD17), also with 1938 6d. and 1951 5s., plus 1942 (Mar.) 2s.6d. with stamps removed.
92 | £180
Postal History and Covers: An accumulation from pre-stamp incl. Bishop Marks, Scottish additional 1/2d.'s, Scots locals with straight line ''INDIA STREET'', straight line ''LONDON STREET'', boxed ''NICHOLSON STREET'', 1839 handstruck ''1'', F.P.O., 1843 cover with 1841 1d. cancelled number ''10'' in Maltese Cross, later 1d. reds, etc. (approx. 90 covers)
365 £520
1840 1d. black plate 9 IE, MA (double letters), PC, PE and PJ, each with four margins and fine used with Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS56. Photo.
630 £620
1847-54 embossed 6d. mauve with watermark inverted and reversed, four large to huge margins, fine used with Lewes duplex. B.P.A. certificate (1995). S.G. 60wj, cat. £1,000. Photo.
981 £880
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1883–86 6d. dull green AL, a mint example, faintly toned, otherwise fine. Brandon certificate (2010). S.G. O62, cat. £3,500. Photo.
1332 £320
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, otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. BD12, cat. £1,100. Photo.
93 | £1500
Postal History and Covers: An accumulation of covers and cards, incl. range of pre-stamp covers, cancellations, postal stationery with a range of Q.E.II registered envelopes, also overseas covers, etc. (many 100s)
366 £110
1840 1d. black plate 9 KI, small even margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS56. Photo.
633 | £3200
Surface Printed: A used selection, incl. 1855-57 watermark emblems 6d. singles (3, each with c.d.s., one with watermark inverted), pair, strip of three, strip of four, 1s. singles (6, incl. two examples with c.d.s's) and pair with watermark inverted, 1862-64 watermark emblems 9d. singles with London c.d.s., with Glasgow c.d.s., 1865–67 watermark large garter 4d. strip of three c.d.s. used, plate 10 with London c.d.s., 1865-73 watermark emblems 6d. plate 5 used with Canterbury c.d.s., used with London c.d.s., used with Bradford c.d.s., 1867-80 watermark spray 3d. plate 6 used with red c.d.s., plate 6 used with Shepley c.d.s., plate 7 block of four with Saintfield c.d.s's, plate 7 wing margin single with Woodbridge c.d.s. (R.P.S. certificate,1999), plate 8 block of six with Carricaholt c.d.s's, 1867-80 watermark spray 6d., c.d.s. used singles (4) and pair (straight edge at left), 1867-80 watermark spray 1s. upper marginal block of four c.d.s. used, plate 6 with Commercial Road c.d.s. in red, plate 6 upper marginal example with double plate number at right used with Humbles c.d.s. (R.P.S. certificate, 2003), 1873-80 watermark spray 1s. orange-brown plate 13 used with Liverpool squared circle cancellation, 1880-83 watermark crown 3d. plate 20 used with London fancy geometric postmark (type IA) (Brandon certificate, 2002), 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 2s.6d. three singles and a pair c.d.s. used, etc., slightly mixed condition. (113)
982 £2000
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1883–86 9d. dull green AS, fine mint. B.P.A. certificate (2016). S.G. O63, cat. £2,750. Photo.
1333 £320
King George VI: Booklets: 1938 3s. booklet edition 376, all panes with upright wmks., mixed perfs., some overall gum toning otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. BD22, cat. £1,900. Photo.
94 | £280
Postal History and Covers: An accumulation of mainly covers and letters, incl. range of pre-stamp items, correspondence from India, documents, etc. (few 100s)
367 £1150
1840 1d. black plate 9 PB, four good margins, unused with part original gum, minor faults, of fine appearance. B.P.A. certificate (2017) notes ''with part original gum redistributed, bends, mark on cheek and natural paper flaw by ear''. S.G. Spec. AS56, cat. £12,000. Photo.
637 | £900
An extensive duplicated used surface printed accumulation in a binder, with values to 2s. blue, range of cancellations, very mixed condition. (many 100s)
984 £680
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1883–86 9d. dull green LL mint with part original gum (hinge remainders), otherwise fine, scarce. R.P.S. certificate (1984). S.G. O63, cat. £2,750. Photo.
1334 £380
King George VI: Booklets: 1938 3s. booklet edition 376, all panes with upright wmks., mixed perfs., some overall gum toning otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. BD22, cat. £1,900. Photo.
95 £230
Postal History and Covers: 1571 (Apr.) entire letter from Alberto Giachi Notti to Filippo Corsini in London, financial contents. Photo.
368 £520
1840 1d. grey-black plate 10 AD, AI, BK (without ''o'' flaw) and SI (re-entry), each with four margins and used with good to fine Maltese Crosses in black. S.G. Spec. AS67. Photo.
638 | £2300
Collections and Mixed Lots: A surface printed collection on leaves, incl. 1855-57 4d. (8), 6d. (3), 1s. (4), 1862-64 3d., 4d. (5), 6d. (6), 9d. (2, one damaged), 1s. (3), 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. plate 1 GF with ''B01'' cancellation, £1 brown-lilac DI used (faults), 1873-80 4d. vermilion plate 15 LA mint, 4d. sage-green plate 16 LK mint, 4d. grey-brown plate 17 AE mint, 1880-83 6d. on 6d. QE mint, 1880-81 5d. mint, 1883-84 2s.6d. IG mint (creased), 1883 or 84 to 1s. mint, 1887-92 to 1s. mint (both), etc., mixed condition. (few 100s)
985 £400
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1883-86 1s. orange-brown plate 13 DE mint with large part original gum, hinge remainders, fine. R.P.S. certificate (2012). S.G. O64, cat. £1,750. Photo.
1335 | £1400
King George VI: A collection of booklet panes, incl. range of cylinders, 1937-47 1d. selvedge at top pane of four (crease), 21/2d. pane of six with watermark inverted (toned gum), cylinder J7 pane of six with watermark upright, etc., mostly unmounted, mixed perfs., mainly fine. (69)
96 £260
Postal History and Covers: 1596 (Dec. 22) entire letter from Jean de Lobel Zeeland Corsini in Colchester, to Bartolomeo Corsini in London, endorsed on reverse ''Colchester 1596/24 Decembre/lobel'' and initalled. Clean neat item, reinforced internal tears on letter sheet portion not detracting from very fine appearance. Very scarce. Photo.
369 £280
1840 1d. black plate 10 CG state 2 provisional printing, small to good margins, used with black Maltese Cross on 1841 (May 19) envelope to Redditch (addressee name excised). S.G. Spec. AS68. Photo.
644 | £480
Surface Printed: An unused group, comprising 1862-64 3d. TD (straight edge), 6d. DB, 9d. TC, 1s. plate 1 RL, 1865-73 3d. plate 4 LC, 4d. plate 7 OL, 1867-1880 3d. plate 8 RK, and 1s. plate 7 GB, some regummed, very mixed condition. (8)
986 £60
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1883-86 1s. orange-brown plate 13 PC used with parcel cancellation, fine. R.P.S. certificate (2011). S.G. O64, cat. £300. Photo.
1336 | £1250
King George VI: A collection of unmounted mint advertising booklet panes, comprising 1d. light ultramarine pane of three stamps and three labels with ''Minimum Inland...'' from the 2nd setting with variety 'retouch to left of neck' on centre stamp (mounted), pane with ''Shorthand...'' advert variety 'spur on r' unmounted, 11/2d. red-brown ''Drages... 50 Pay-Way'' watermark upright, ''Drages... terms to suit you'' upright, inverted, ''Saving is Simple'' 4.5mm upright (5), inverted, ''Send your good wishes'' upright (4), ''You can reach...'' upright (3), and ''Post Early'' upright (2) panes, mixed perfs., mainly fine. (20)
97 £350
Postal History and Covers: 1766 (Apr. 8) entire letter from Lady Albinia Midleton at Peper Harow, Surrey, ''To/The Revd Dr Chinery Dean of Corke at/Midleton/Ireland'', endorsed ''Free'' and signed by her father ''T. Townshend'' (Thomas Townshend, 1701-1780, MP. for Cambridge from 1727 to 1774) with circular framed ''FREE'' (''F'' taller than ''REE'' - Jay 765 - rarity H) in red on front, circular framed ''WC'' receiver's handstamp and ''10/AP'' Bishop mark on reverse, very scarce. Photo.
370 £500
1840 1d. black plate 10 KL (double ''L'') with good to large even margins, fine used with red Maltese Cross. R.P.S. certificate (2017). S.G. Spec. AS66f, h. Photo.
645 | £380
Surface Printed: An unused selection, comprising 1867-80 3d. rose plate 5 ED, 1873–80 21/2d. rosy mauve plate 6 LI, 21/2d. blue plate 19 KI, 3d. rose plate plate 18 BK, 4d. sage-green plate 16 RB, 6d. plate 16 CI, 8d. plate 1 orange FB, 1880-83 21/2d. plate 2 PF, 6d. grey plate 18 CK 6d., 1880-81 1/2d., 11/2d. and 5d., mixed condition. (12)
987 £90
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1883–86 1s. orange-brown plate 14 AI used, slightly toned and faded, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (2013). S.G. O64c, cat. £600. Photo.
1337 | £60
King George VI: A collection of mainly unmounted mint booklet panes of two, incl. 1/2d. green watermark inverted (minor perf. fault at upper left), 1d. pale scarlet cylinder 179 no dot perf. type I, etc., mixed perfs., mainly fine. (13)
98 £230
Postal History and Covers: 1767 entire to London with ''LINCOLN'' handstamp with both ''N''s reversed, Bishop mark alongside, fine. Photo.
371 £210
1840 1d. black plate 10 LA, fine used with good to large even margins, lightly cancelled by red Maltese Cross, matched with 1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 LA. S.G. Spec. AS66. Photo.
647 | £210
Surface Printed: 1862–84 selection overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', comprising 1862–64 6d. plate 3 RF overprinted type 5, 1865–67 watermark large garter 4d. vermilion plate 14 NH type 8, 1867–80 3d. plate 6 RL overprinted type 8, plate 10 JJ overprinted type 9 and 1883–84 4d. CI overprinted type 9, some imperfections but mainly fine appearance. (5)
988 £150
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1887-90 6d. purple on rose-red, fine and fresh unmounted mint. R.P.S. certificate (2012). S.G. O66, cat. £275+. Photo.
1338 £150
King George VI: Booklet Panes: 1937 1/2d. green and 11/2d. red-brown booklet panes of six watermark inverted overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33P, fine with gum, good perfs., also 1/2d., 1d. and 11/2d. panes of four (missing two stamps) watermark upright overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33P. S.G. Spec. QB1as, QB23s. Photo.
100 | £240
Postal History and Covers: 1813 to 1877 selection of covers, incl. Dublin, Greenock (2), Leeds and Norwich Maltese Crosses, Royal Agricultural Society cachets (2), Bridgewater, Chard, Helston and Nottingham mileage marks, Okehampton 5th Clause, manuscript ''Missent'' to Newton Abbot, etc. (27 items)
372 £110
1840 1d. black plate 10 MB apparently with good margins but with possible repair at upper right corner, with black Maltese Cross on 1841 (Mar. 3) mourning cover from Reading to Basingstoke via London. Sold 'as is'. Photo.
649 | £140
Surface Printed: 1855-57 watermark medium garter 4d., 6d. and 1s., 1867-80 10d. and 2s., each overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', mixed condition. (5)
989 £110
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1887-90 9d. dull purple and blue, mint, minor gum crease, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (2012). S.G. O67, cat. £425. Photo.
1339 | £4500
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A comprehensive collection of pre-decimal commemorative errors and varieties in three boxed Safe albums, majority unmounted mint, incl. 1964 Churchill 1s.3d. with inverted watermark, 1965 Parliament 2s.6d. pair with inverted watermark, 1965 B.O.B. 9d. (ordinary) with inverted watermark, 1965 P.O.T. 1s.3d. with inverted watermark, 1966 World Cup 6d. (ordinary) with black omitted, 1967 EFTA 9d. with watermark inverted, 1967 Christmas 3d. and 4d. with gold omitted, 1968 Bridges 4d. printed on gummed side traffic light block of four, 1968 Anniversaries 1s.9d. phosphor omitted, 1968 Paintings 1s.9d. with phosphor omitted, 1969 Concorde 9d. with phosphor omitted, 1969 Anniversaries 1s.6d. with black omitted, 1970 Architecture 5d. lemon omitted, 1970 Anniversaries 1s. pair with gold omitted, 1s.6d, with emerald omitted, many colour and perforation shifts, phosphor omitted, etc. (100s) Ex Op den Kamp.
101 | £210
Postal History and Covers: A line engraved collection of 57 covers and one front incl. 2d. plate 3 PI on 1843 cover, 2d. stars on cover (2), 2d. plates on three covers and one front, 1d. stars with spoon cancellations of Dublin, Gloucester and Bristol (17), and 1d. stars with sideways duplexes of Gloucester and Bristol (34), mixed condition.
374 £1650
1840 1d. greyish black plate 11 IA with good to enormous margins showing part of HA at top, tied by black Maltese Cross to 1841 (June 19) cover from London to Newbury. R.P.S. certificate (2012) notes ''stamp has been removed for cleaning of lettersheet and reaffixed''. S.G. Spec AS72, cat. £16,000. Photo.
650 £450
Surface Printed: 1855-57 watermark medium garter 4d. rose on ordinary thin white paper, used with Liverpool spoon cancellation dated Feb. 21 1857, fine. R.P.S. certificate (2011). S.G. 65, Spec. J50(1). Photo.
990 £90
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1887-90 1s. dull green mint, light crease, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (2012). S.G. O68, cat. £700. Photo.
1340 | £5000
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 1971-86 a comprehensive collection of errors and varieties, majority unmounted mint in three boxed Safe albums, incl. 1972 Explorers 3p. Ross with gold omitted, set with phosphor omitted, 1972 Anniversaries 9p. with phosphor omitted, 1973 Tree 9p. phosphor omitted, 1973 Cricket 71/2p. and 9p. with phosphor omitted, 1973 Paintings 3p. with gold omitted, set with phosphor omitted, 1973 Christmas 31/2p. with bright rose-red omitted, 31/2p. salmon pink omitted, 1975 Sailing 8p. with black omitted, 1977 Christmas 9p. vertical pair, lower stamp imperforate other part perforated, 1978 Buildings miniature sheet with phosphor omitted, 1978 Christmas 7p. vertical gutter strip of three partly imperforate with indents, 9p. traffic light block of four partly imperforate with indents, 1980 Christmas 12p. in a block (3 x 4) from the foot of the sheet, partly perforated resulting in lower row imperforate with some indents but two torn into, many colour and perf. shifts, missing phosphors, paper joins, double perfs., etc. (100s) Ex Op den Kamp.
103 | £230
Postal History and Covers 1856 to 1861 collection of unplated 1d. star covers opened out for study, incl. pairs, shades, etc., mixed condition. (71)
375 £650
1d. grey-black plate 11 KD, used, touched at lower left, otherwise good to very large margins, cancelled by black Maltese Cross, matched with 1841 1d. red-brown, an attractive example. R.P.S. certificate (1988). S.G. Spec. AS73. Photo.
653 £270
Surface Printed: 1855-57 watermark emblems 1s. green wing margin example used with three strikes of the red circular ''PD'', fine and unusual. S.G. 72. Photo.
993 £120
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1891-1900 1s. green and carmine, mint, faintly toned at top, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (2012). S.G. O72, cat. £650. Photo.
1341 | £2900
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation of mainly decimal unmounted mint and used issues, miniature sheets and presentation packs in thirty eight albums, later to the 2000s. (100s)
104 £160
Postal History and Covers: 1864 copy of ''Punch'' magazine and 1865 copy of ''Fun'' magazine, both sent to ''Major Hamilton'' Ballintra, Co. Donegal, both bearing 1d. rose-reds, cancelled by ''W/10'' and ''W/20'' barred circles respectively, scarce usage to Ireland. Photo.
376 £850
1840 1d. greyish black plate 11 LC and LF used together on 1841 (Mar.) letter from Chesterfield to Sheffield, black Maltese Crosses, the adhesives touched or a little cut into but a rare multiple use of plate 11 on cover. P.T.S. certificate (2013) states ''Both adhesives creased, lifted and pressed, the entire has also been cleaned and pressed''. S.G. Spec. AS72, single use on cover cat. £16,000. Photo.
655 £480
Surface Printed: 1862–64 watermark emblems 6d. lilac plate 3 OK fresh mint, a few light bends or wrinkles, tiny surface marks, otherwise fine with large part original gum. S.G. 84, Spec. J71(2), cat. £2,250. Photo.
994 £240
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1902 2d. and 6d., mint, 6d. with hinge remainders, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificates (2011, 2012). S.G. O75, O76, cat. £500.
1343 | £550
Queen Elizabeth II: A mint collection in four printed albums, 1971 to 2004, with commemoratives and miniature sheets virtually complete, Machins, regionals, Castle and Machin sets to £5, postage dues, some booklets incl. Prestige, self-adhesive, plus a further binder with Machin and regional blocks of four, booklet panes, coil strips, etc. (few 1,000s)
105 £130
Postal History and Covers: 1868 (Mar. 16) small entire to Rev. Dr. Joseph Edleston in Cambridge, containing a most unusual handpainted design for an altar frontal with instructional annotations, bearing 1d. rose plate 74 NG cancelled by Darlington duplex. Photo.
377 £1000
1d. black plate 11 OK, small to good margins, fine used with black Maltese Cross, matched with 1d. red-brown. S.G. Spec. AS73, AS74. Photo.
660 £350
Surface Printed: 1865–67 watermark large garter 4d. vermilion plate 12 TI-TJ pair from the foot of the sheet, imperforate pair sharing single ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, fine and fresh with original gum, clear to large margins. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. Spec. J59s, cat. £1,150. Photo.
995 £250
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1902 9d. dull purple and ultramarine, very fine and fresh mint with full original gum, an upper right corner marginal example, creases in selvedge. The overprint has been verified. S.G. O77, Spec. MO12, cat. £650. Photo.
1344 | £720
Queen Elizabeth II: A decimal accumulation, mainly unmounted mint, with issues to the 2000s, incl. range of booklets with prestige, Christmas, presentation packs, miniature sheets, multiples with gutter blocks, Machins with 1977-87 £1 to £5 in gutter blocks of four, etc., also a few f.d.c's with 2002 Queen Mother Death with Buckingham Palace c.d.s., mainly fine. (100s)
106 £60
Postal History and Covers: 1870 (Aug. 2) most unusual folded card, bearing 1d. rose late 137 from Bedford to Revd. Avery, The Vicarage, Keysoe, the card then folded and re-used with plate 130 QB cancelled by ''116'' numeral of Kimbolton to the Rev. Dr. Edleston, Darlington, with manuscript notation ''{Book Post}'' ''Photographs'' at top. Photo.
378 £300
1840 2d. pale blue plate 1 AE-AF, used pair with good to large margin, cancelled by black Maltese Crosses, two tiny corner bends, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DS5, cat. £2,000. Photo.
663 | £450
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray a selection on leaves, incl. 3d. plate 5 unused, 6 BJ unused, 7 OE unused, 6d. plate 8 EG unused, 9 MA unused, 9d. OK unused, 1s. plate 4 IA etc., mixed condition. (21)
996 £200
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1902 9d. dull purple and ultramarine, fine and fresh mint. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. O77, cat. £650. Photo.
1345 | £1100
Queen Elizabeth II: A decimal accumulation in four albums and loose, incl. unmounted mint issues, miniature sheets, prestige booklets, folded booklets, presentation packs, etc., with issues to the 2000s. (1,000s)
107 | £110
Postal History and Covers: 1871 to 1891 collection of covers incl. 1858-76 2d. plate 13 FD, cancellations incl. Hoster machine cancellations, hooded circles, etc., also two Jubilee cards. (31)
379 £150
1840 2d. blue plate 1 AF, fine used with close to enormous margins, lightly cancelled by red Maltese Cross, attractive. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
664 £4500
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 3d. rose plate 5 FI-JL imperforate, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, a complete pane of twenty with inscriptions, light gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. Ex Dr. D. Latto and Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. Spec. J30s. Photo.
997 £320
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1902 1s. dull green and carmine, fine and fresh mint example with full original gum, BPP handstamp on gum. The overprint has been verified. S.G. O78, Spec. MO13, cat. £1,350. Photo.
1346 | £780
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: Yearbooks complete from 1984-2016 less 1986, fine. (33)
108 | £140
Postal History and Covers: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d. set (with extra 11/2d.) used on airmail envelope to Australia on the first day of issue, tied by Gosport c.d.s. cancellations, and 1951 Festival 2s.6d. to £1 set used on four 'Festival of Britain' illustrated f.d.c.'s, and the set used alongside 21/2d. and 4d. on plain f.d.c., the 10s. cover without datestamp, a few minor imperfections.
380 £200
1840 2d. blue plate 1 AF with clear to good margins except just cut into at upper left, tied by red Maltese Cross to 1840 (Aug. 28) entire letter from Darlington to Durham, forwarded to Harrogate on Aug. 29, the additional postage paid in cash as indicated by manuscript ''P 2'' in magenta, the adhesive tied by pen cross in the same colour and with ''DURHAM/AU29/1840'' circular datestamp alongside, filing creases clear of adhesive, interesting cover. Photo.
665 £320
Surface Printed: 1867–80 watermark spray 3d. rose plate 6 IC overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 2, some perfs. trimmed at right, otherwise fine and fresh with gum. S.G. Spec. J31s, cat. £300. Photo.
998 £400
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1902 1s. dull green and carmine, a mint example, fine. R.P.S. certificate (2013). S.G. O78, cat. £1,350. Photo.
1347 | £300
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed lots: An unmounted mint selection in a stockbook, incl. Wildings with 1952-54 9d. cylinder 1 dot corner block of six, 1s. cylinder 2 no dot corner block of six, Castles with 1958 De La Rue set as corner examples, etc., also Guernsey 1941 21/2d. imprint block of twelve from the base of the sheet, mainly fine. (103)
110 | £170
Postal History and Covers: Brighton: A collection in an album, from 1844 Toll Road receipts Brighton and Newhaven Road, 1855 sideways duplex, 1856 re-direction with small R crown in circle, 1d. postal fiscal used on 1881 local cover, I.R. Officials on cover, transorma marks, etc. (70 covers)
381 £480
1840 2d. blue plate 1 BA (vertical crease), HA (diagonal crease), LH, OB, OC (shifted transfer), QE, each with four margins and fine used with black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
666 £130
Surface Printed: 1867–80 watermark spray 3d. deep rose plate 8 GG-HH fine used wing marginal block of four with neat strikes of ''DOVER/OC 23/72'' c.d.s's, most attractive. S.G. 103. Photo.
999 £1150
Officials: Board of Education: 1902 5d. dull purple and blue, fine mint with part original gum. P.F. certificate (1989). S.G. O81, Spec. L41, cat. £5,000. Photo.
1349 | £320
Queens Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 1973-2007 a collection of first day covers in 34 binders, incl. Commemoratives, Definitives to £10, miniature sheets, 1st. class panes, also a comprehensive collection of Air Letters with some K.G.VI, Forces, etc. (100s)
112 | £450
Postal History and Covers: Herefordshire: A collection of mainly pre-stamp and stampless entires predominantly to Hereford incl. U.P.P., receiving marks, straight lines, mileage marks, 'Too Late', travellers and undated circle handstamps, a substantial 1840s correspondence to William Pulling Esq., Hereford with 21 used fiscals, a few stamped covers incl. 1841 1d. red-brown IF and FA fine used on 1844 (Oct. 7) cover neatly cancelled by London ''21'' numerals, also four fine used examples on piece, plus 1841 (Nov. 30) printed O.H.M.S. from Colonel Maberly at the G.P.O., a fascinating collection of items. (100s)
382 | £230
1840 2d. blue plate 1 CB, NL, AH, plate 2 OG, used, all with faults or imperfections but of good to fine appearance. S.G. Spec. DS5, 8. (4)
668 £290
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 3d. rose plate 9 PB, mint, good colour. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. 103, cat. £625. Photo.
1000 £270
Officials: Board of Education: 1902 5d. dull purple and blue, used, fine, scarce. R.P.S. certificate (2012). S.G. O81, cat. £1,500. Photo.
1350 | £350
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A selection in a stockbook and loose, incl. 1983 to 2008 Year Books complete, presentation packs, some f.d.c's, also some earlier issues, etc. (100s)
113 | £95
Postal History and Covers: Huddersfield: 1801 to 1851 collection of covers, incl. range of marks with Penny Posts, mileage marks, u.d.c's, etc. (19 items)
383 £450
1840 2d. blue plate 1 EJ, small to good margins, used with ruby Maltese Cross, fine. Mike Jackson opinion (2014). S.G. Spec. DS5uf. Photo.
669 £780
Surface Printed: 1867–80 watermark spray 6d. dull violet plate 8 JC overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 1, fine without gum. S.G. Spec. J76t, cat. £350. Photo.
1001 £750
Officials: Board of Education: 1902 1s. green and carmine, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 15, with large part original gum, small faults. R.P.S. certificate (2014) notes ''creased, surface abrasion''. S.G. O82, Spec. L42s, cat. £3,000. Photo.
1351 | £400
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation, incl. 1955-58 Waterlow sets (2) mint, commemoratives with many cylinder blocks, presentation packs, prestige booklets, f.d.c's, etc. (100s)
114 | £230
Postal History and Covers: Leeds: A collection of covers written up on display pages incl. undated entire pre-paid from Leeds to Rochdale with ''LEEDS'' horseshoe cancellation, and manuscript ''Post Paid'' and ''Pd 8'', 1843 (Aug. 20) cover bearing 1d. red-brown plate 31, tied by black Maltese Cross and Leeds twin arc town cancellation, 1841 (May 22) local entire bearing 1d. red-brown plate 9 RE, tied by the Leeds 'Special' Maltese Cross, etc. (6)
384 £400
1840 2d. steel-blue plate 1 FD, used example with attractive colour, with three close to large margins, tied to 1843 (June 2) entire to Norwich by black Maltese Cross, also 2d. blue plate 1 RC with three close margins on part cover to Olney. S.G. Spec. DS4. Photo.
671 £160
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 6d. plate 9 FK unused with part original gum, heavy hinge remnants, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (1987). S.G. 109. Photo.
1002 £600
Officials: Board of Education: 1902 1s. green and carmine, a good used example of this very scarce stamp, grey-green slightly faded. The overprint has been verified. S.G. O82, cat. £6,000. Photo.
1352 | £400
Queen Elizabeth II: Pre-Decimal Issues: An unmounted mint collection on leaves, incl. 1952-54 to 1s.6d., 1955-58 Waterlow 2s.6d. to £1 set, 1955-58 to 1s.6d., 1959 De La Rue 2s.6d. to £1, 1958-61 Graphite-lined set, 1/2d. to 3d. with watermark inverted, 1959 Phosphor-Graphite set, 1960s phosphor Commemorative sets, etc., mainly fine. (100s) Ex Op den Kamp.
116 | £190
Postal History and Covers: Official Mail: 1889 to 1902 Q.V. and K.E.VII selection with Q.V. 1d. pink Swine Fever unused and used EO20, Q.V. 1d. brown LO9 (2), K.E.VII 1d. scarlet LO79 unused and used, Fruit Preserve 1/2d. blue-green cut out LO91 used, Q.V. 1/2d brown Overtime report LO74B unused, 1d. E025 (2), EO26, EO32 (2), EO33 (3), usued, 1d. EO25, 3d. EO41 (2, one soiled) used, K.E.VII EO54 unused and used (2), EO55 (2).
385 £380
1840 2d. blue plate 1 FJ-FL strip of three, close to small margins, used with red Maltese Crosses, fine. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
672 £90
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 6d. plate 9 JA-JB imperf. pair overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', the left stamp with repaired tear, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. J77s. Photo.
1003 | £80
Officials: Board of Education: 1902-04 1/2d. mint with R.P.S. certificate (2012), 1d. mint with R.P.S. certificate (2013), 1/2d. and 1d. used, also 5d. forgery, fair to fine.
1353 | £270
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation of presentation packs in five folders, incl. 1959 phosphor graphite pack, 1964 Geographical pack, 1964 Botanical pack, 1964 Bridge pack, a few year packs, etc., varied condition. (97 items)
117 | £210
Postal History and Covers: Official Mail: A Q.V. to Q.E.II an accumulation of mainly covers in two folders and on leaves, incl. stationery, House of Commons, Inland Revenue, Official Paid marks, etc. (few 100s)
386 £1550
1840 2d. blue plate 1 HI-IJ block of four with close to large margins nearly all round (HI shaved at top), black Maltese Crosses, vertical crease affecting HJ-IJ, otherwise a fine and rare block. S.G. DS5, cat. £28,000. Photo.
673 £160
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 6d. mauve plate 9 OL imperforate, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, fine with small to large margins, from the right of the sheet and full original gum, slight creasing, otherwise fine. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. 109s, Spec. J77s, cat. £550. Photo.
1004 £1150
Officials: Board of Education: 1902-04 21/2d. ultramarine, fine mint with large part original gum, rare. B.P.A. certificate (2014). S.G. O85, cat. £4,850. Photo.
1354 | £160
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation of PHQ cards in 55 albums, some with stamps and first day cancellations, some mounted on covers with issued stamps, etc. (100s)
118 | £190
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1848 Incoming mail from Breslau, Copenhagen and Rome, all with various types of ''(crown)/REGISTERED'' in red, various transit and ''PAID'' markings, fine. (4)
387 £2200
1840 2d. blue plate 1 IC-JD used block of four with clear to very large margins, tied by red Maltese Crosses to 1840 (Sept. 26) large part cover (242 x 151mm unfolded), with additional four margined plate 1 HD tied below block, scissor cut at base between JC and JD clear of framelines, filing fold affecting left units, a rare and interesting piece. Briefmarkenprüfstelle Basel certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. DS5, cat. £28,000 off cover. Photo.
674 £320
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 9d. straw plate 4 AE-BF upper marginal block of four, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 2, fine without gum. S.G. 110s, Spec. J96t, cat. £1,700+. Photo.
1005 £100
Officials: Board of Education: 1902–04 21/2d. ultramarine, very fine used with part registered cancellation. R.P.S. certificate (2011). S.G. O85, cat. £350. Photo.
1355 | £520
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation of Q.E.II coin covers and Post Office display cards and in ten albums. (100s)
120 | £380
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: 1800-47 a collection of covers, all from India in a folder, incl. range of ''INDIA LETTER'' marks from Deal, Gravesend, Portsmouth, Southampton, etc. (23 items)
388 £210
1840 2d. blue plate 1 LC in a most attractive pastel shade, with close to large margins, neatly cancelled by black Maltese cross, beautiful colour. S.G. 5, Spec. DS5. Photo.
676 £380
Surface Printed: 1867–80 watermark spray 10d. deep red-brown plate 1 OI-OJ pair from pane corner, very fine used with neat ''MARK LANE'' c.d.'s. S.G. 114, cat. £1,200+. Photo.
1006 £160
Officials: Royal Household: 1902 1/2d. and 1d. fine mint, small collectors mark on gum. R.P.S. certificates (2011, 2012). S.G. O91, O92, cat. £700. Photo.
1358 | £180
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A decimal accumulation in three folders, stockbook and loose, incl. presentation and collectors packs, commemoratives in cylinder or traffic light blocks, etc. (many 100s)
121 £450
Postal History and Covers: Uniform Fourpenny Post: 1839 (Dec. 5) first day of Uniform Fourpenny Post entire letter (an invoice for cloth) from Huddersfield to Edinburgh with manuscript ''4'' in black on front, ''HUDDERSFIELD/DE 5/1839'' c.d.s. in blue and Edinburgh ''DEC/7'' arrival c.d.s.on reverse, scarce. Photo.
389 £380
1840 2d. blue plate 1 LL, cut into at top, otherwise small to good margins, used with two fine strikes of concentric ring cancellation in black, light overall toning, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
680 £500
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. blue plate 1 GI-GJ pair, imperforate overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, very fine with good margins and wing selvedge at left, without gum. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. Spec. J118t, cat. £1,400. Photo.
1007 £150
Officials: Royal Household: 1902 1/2d. and 1d. good used. R.P.S. certificates (2012). S.G. O91, O92, cat £375. Photo.
1360 £190
Queen Elizabeth II: 1962 National Productivity Year, 1963 Lifeboat, and 1964 Geographical Congress (extra 21/2d.) phosphor sets in cylinder blocks of six, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 631p-633p, 639p-641p, 651p-654p. Photo.
122 £80
Postal History and Covers: Uniform Fourpenny Post: 1840 (Jan. 9) last day of Uniform Fourpenny Post entire letter from St. Albans to Hitchin with manuscript ''4'' on front, average ''ST ALBANS/JA 9/1840'' c.d.s. on reverse, flap a little damaged. Photo.
390 £200
1840 2d. blue plate 1 MC, small to good margins, used with near complete red Maltese Cross in an orange shade, diagonal crease, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
681 £500
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. deep blue plate 1 IK, a fine unused example. S.G. 119. Photo.
1008 | £90
Officials: Admiralty: 1903 1/2d. and 1d., 1903-04 1/2d. and 1d. mint, also a selection of forgeries with R.P.S. certificates (2011 to 2015), varied condition. (13)
1361 | £150
Queen Elizabeth II: 1965 Battle of Britain 4d., 9d. and 1s.3d., and 1970 Rural Architecture 5d., in complete unmounted mint sheets of 120, fine. S.G. 671a, 677, 678, 779a, 815, cat. £606.
123 £850
Postal History and Covers: Uniform One Penny Post: 1840 (Jan. 10) first day of Uniform Penny Postage entire letter from York to Exeter via London with a good strike of the distinctive red ""Pd 1"" of York in red, with corresponding ''YORK/JA 10/1840'' double arc datestamp in blue on front and London tombstone ''PAID/11 JA 11/1840'' datestamp in red, upper flap with tear, otherwise fine and rare. R.P.S. certificate (2016). Photo.
391 £500
1840 2d. blue plate 1 NG-NH pair used on 1840 (Aug. 11) wrapper to Kirriemuir, neatly tied by 'ruby' Maltese cross of Aberdeen, with large ''ABERDEEN'' single ring date stamp on reverse, manuscript ''Stamps Affixed'' at lower left, the adhesives with faults but a scarce quadruple rate cover with a rare coloured cancellation. S.G. Spec. DS5uf, cat. £14,000+. Photo.
682 £420
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. milky blue plate 1 SG, used with light c.d.s., fine. S.G. 120b, cat. £2,000. Photo.
1010 £210
Officials: Admiralty: 1903 11/2d. fresh mint. R.P.S. certificate (2012). S.G. O103, cat. £325. Photo.
1362 | £600
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: A specialised mainly mint collection, much unmounted, arranged in value order, well written-up in two boxed Safe albums, incl. 1959 11/2d. graphite lines (2, one inverted watermark), 1958 Crowns 2d. with inverted watermark, 1949 phosphor-graphite 2d. watermark error, 1960 green phosphor 21/2d. with watermark inverted, 1953 1s.6d. horizontal strip of nine showing dry print, resulting in two virtually unprinted, booklet panes, coil joins, flaws, inverted and sideways watermarks, cylinder blocks, etc. (100s) Ex Op den Kamp.
124 £780
Postal History and Covers: Uniform One Penny Post: 1840 (Jan. 10) first day of Uniform Penny Postage entire letter from London to Brussels with interesting contents including ''this is the first day of the penny post'', Foreign Branch ''LONDON/10/JAN/1840'' c.d.s. on reverse together with Ostend transit (Jan. 11) and blue ''BRUXELLES/12/JANV.'' arrival c..d.s's. B.P.A. certificate (2003). Photo.
392 £1900
1840 2d. blue plate 1 NI-NL strip of four, small to large margins, used with 1844 type numeral cancellations in black, small areas of light staining, handstamps and signature on reverse, otherwise fine, also QI single, close to good margins, used with the same type cancellation with minor faults. S.G. Spec. DS5xc. Photo.
683 £700
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. dull blue plate 1 TG imprimatur from the first sheet, fine with good margins, part original gum, small paper inclusion. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. Spec. J118(1), cat. £4,750. Photo.
1011 £190
Officials: Admiralty: 1903 2d. yellowish green and carmine-red, fine mint. R.P.S. certificate (2012). S.G. O104, cat. £350. Photo.
1363 | £500
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: A specialised mint collection in an album, mainly singles arranged by value with different watermarks, cream and whiter papers, shades, graphites, phosphor-graphites incl. 2d. error of wmk., green, blue and violet phosphors, typo and photo bands, broad bands errors, coil stamps, inverted wmks., sideways wmks. both to left and right, some multiples incl. coil joins, coil strips and a few booklet panes with constant flaws, etc., a few with clipped perfs. but mainly fine, all apparently unmounted. (few 100s)
125 £480
Postal History and Covers: Uniform One Penny Post: 1840 (May 6) entire letter sent from Brighton to Marlborough via London on the first day of use of the 1d. black, bearing clear light strike of the oval framed ''PD1'' of Brighton overstruck by London ''PAID/7 MY 7/1840'' c.d.s., both in red on front, ''BRIGHTON/MY 6/ 1840'' backstamp. Photo.
393 £170
1840 2d. blue plate 1 OA, SB, plate 2 SE, used, OA touched at upper right, otherwise with clear to large margins, fair to good S.G. Spec. DS5, DS8. (3)
684 £520
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. brown CB used with barred cancellation, fine. S.G. 121, cat. £4,250. Photo.
1012 £220
Officials: Admiralty: 1903 21/2d. ultramarine, a mint example, minute tone spot on gum. R.P.S. certificate (2012). S.G. O105, cat. £475. Photo.
1364 | £160
Queen Elizabeth II: A selection of unmounted mint Wildings, incl. booklet panes with 1952-54 1/2d., 1d., 11/2d., 2d. and 21/2d. panes with watermark inverted, 1952-54 to 1s.6d., 1958-65 2d. with watermark inverted, 1959 phosphor-graphite set, 1960-67 2d. one phosphor band block of six, also 1958-61 set used, mainly fine. (130)
126 | £40
Postal History and Covers: World War II: A group of mainly unused Prisoner of War postal stationery items, incl. postcards and envelopes. (8)
394 £4200
1840 2d. blue plate 1 RA-SB block of four most attractive with ample to large margins all around except SA with frame line just shaved at left of ''S'' square, tied by neat black Maltese Crosses to 1841 (Apr. 21) parcel wrapper from Edinburgh to St. Andrews, vertical filing folds, one crossing RA-SA and which has been pressed, the wrapper was turned and sent back from St. Andrews to Edinburgh on April 22, the postage being paid in cash. A most unusual and very rare use of a block of four on intact wrapper. Mike Jackson certificate (2016). S.G. Spec. DS5, cat. £28,000 (off cover). Photo.
685 £820
Surface Printed: 1867-80 2s. brown GF overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, regummed, otherwise fine and of fresh appearance. S.G. 121s, cat. £3,800. Photo.
1013 £210
Officials: Admiralty: 1903 3d. dull purple on orange-yellow, fine mint. R.P.S. certificate (2012). S.G. O106, cat. £425. Photo.
1366 | £270
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: A mint and used collection with a range of cylinder booklet panes with set of four St. Edward's Crown 2d. H6 dot and no dot (top and bottom) panes, watermark multiple crown H6 (no dot) pane, 1d. label panes, etc., also extensive used collection in glassine envelopes arranged by S.G. Spec. nos., incl. watermark varieties etc., also regionals, Machins, se-tenant pairs, etc., mixed condition. (many 100s)
128 £2600
Postal Notices: 1841 Postal Notice complete bearing 1d. plate 5 TC, with three ample to large margins, and lower right corner marginal 2d. with blank corner letter squares from the small trial plate of 12, together with two 1d. pink envelopes (a little discoloured) overprinted large type ''SPECIMEN'' in red, usual creases and toning in places, otherwise a fine example. S.G. Spec. PN3, cat. £10,000. Photo.
395 £180
1840 2d. blue plate 1 RL, fine used with small to large margins, cancelled by black Maltese Cross, deep colour. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
687 £400
Surface Printed: 1867–80 watermark spray 2s. brown KH, used, reperforated wing margin example. R.P.S. certificate (2011). S.G. 121, cat. £3,500. Photo.
1014 £210
Officials: Admiralty: 1903-04 1/2d., 1d., 11/2d. and 3d., good to fine used, 3d. has R.P.S. certificate (2011). S.G. O107-O109, O112, cat. £1,060. Photo.
1367 £380
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955–58 watermark St. Edward's Crown 2d. light red-brown imperforate pair from the 'Dartford' sheet fine unmounted mint. S.G. 543 var. Photo.
130 | £480
Mail to Overseas Destinations: A collection of covers bearing surface printed issues written up on display pages, predominately to overseas destinations incl. Australia, Italy, India, Norway, New Zealand 1873 (Aug. 7) envelope bearing 10d. red-brown plate 1 LH, South Africa, Switzerland, some with mixed frankings incl. a few line engraved and surface printed, etc. (38)
396 £60
1840 2d. deep blue plate 2 BK apparently sound with full margins, 'tied' by smudged indeciperable black cancellation of 1845 (Mar.) front and part back to Marseilles, prepaid ''10'''d.) in cash and with red ''LONDON/27/MAR/1845/PAID'' c.d.s. and oval framed ''P D'', there appears to be no reason for the adhesive to be present therefore sold 'as is'.
688 £500
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. brown LI, used wing marginal example, cancelled by Manchester ''498'' duplex, a few minor perf. imperfections, otherwise fine and attractive fine. S.G. 121, cat. £4,200. Photo.
1015 £500
Officials: Admiralty: 1903-04 11/2d. dull purple and green, a fine mint example with large part original gum. R.P.S. certificate (2013). S.G. O109, cat. £1,200. Photo.
1368 £680
Queen Elizabeth II: 1958–65 watermark multiple crowns 1/2d. orange-red on cream paper, a wide margined imperforate vertical pair, some creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine unmounted mint. Unlisted by S.G. Photo.
131 £190
Mail to Overseas Destinations: China: 1900 (Dec. 30) 'W. R. Bray' postcard sent to ''One of the Privates of the Welsh Regiment near the above, China Field Force, China'' with cigarette card showing View of the Taku Forts, China, affixed to card with pushpins, bearing 'Jubilee' 1/2d. blue-green (2), the card received by Pte. G. Barber of the Lincoln Regiment, Taku Telegraph section and returned to Bray in accordance with his instructions. The notorious W. Reginald Bray would regularly test the Post Office regulations by sending such items with peculiar stipulations or delivery instructions. Photo.
397 £420
1840 2d. blue plate 2 CA (double letters), GD, NB (double letters), OA (double letters), each with four margins and fine used with black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
689 | £380
Surface Printed: 1872–73 watermark Spray 6d. pale buff plate 11 IE unused, 6d. pale buff plate 12 GC-GD unused with R.P.S. certificate (2013) stating ''faded and has been cleaned of soiling'', 6d. grey plate 12 JK mint, fair to good.
1016 £580
Officials: Admiralty: 1903-04 2d. yellowish green and carmine-red, unused, part original gum, some off-sets on gum, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (2013). S.G. O110, cat. £2,700. Photo.
1369 £210
Queen Elizabeth II: 1959 phosphor-graphite 2d. error of watermark, in a fine unmounted mint marginal block of four with sheet number in the selvedge. S.G. 605a. Photo.
132 £160
Mail to Overseas Destinations: Mauritius: 1866 (Jan.) envelope from Dublin to Mauritius, endorsed ''Mauritius via Southampton'' and bearing 1864–79 1d. plate 96 (4) and 1858–76 2d. plate 9, red ''41/2d.'' accountancy handstamp on front, ''H & K PACT/JA 16/66'' and ''MAURITIUS/FE 25/66'' c.d.s's on reverse, a little roughly opened with part of flap missing, attractive. Photo.
398 £520
1840 2d. blue plate 2 CG, used with good to large even margins, cancelled by dated town obliteration, fine. R.P.S. certificate (2013). S.G. Spec. DS8xb. cat. £9,000. Photo.
691 £420
Surface Printed: 1872-73 watermark spray 6d. chestnut plate 11 EI-EJ imperforate pair from pane corner overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, very fine and fresh with full original gum. S.G. Spec. J79s, cat. £1,000. Photo.
1017 £260
Officials: Admiralty: 1903-04 2d. yellowish green and carmine-red, used with slightly oily cancellation, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (2013). S.G. O110, cat. £900. Photo.
1370 | £680
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1/2d. to 4d. collection in a stockbook (no 11/2d. or 21/2d. panes), with upright, inverted and sideways watermarks, panes of six, four and two, graphites, phosphors, se-tenant and 1d. label panes, a few with cylinder numbers, incl. 2d. Tudor Crown wmk. inverted, 2d. Multiple Crowns wmk. upright and wmk. inverted (slight trimming at top), 3d. violet phosphor side bands wmk. inverted, etc., a few with light pencil note on reverse of margin, mainly fine with above average perfs., all apparently unmounted. (100)
133 | £90
Mail to Overseas Destinations: Trinidad: 1865 (Sept.) entire from London to Trinidad, endorsed ''p Tasmanian'' and bearing 1865–67 1s. plate 4 BK-BL pair (BK crossed by filing fold and with tear at top), ''TRINIDAD/OC 21/1865'' arrival c.d.s. on front, also similar 1869 (Aug.) E.L. bearing 1867–80 1s. plate 4 ML with arrival c.d.s. on reverse.
399 £700
1840 2d. blue plate 2 GI fine used with good even margins, tied by two indistinct strikes of ''68'' 1844 type numeral of Bewdley to neat 1844 (May 28) mourning envelope from Bewdley to Ludlow, scarce. P.E.G.B. (2000) and P.T.S. (2014) certificates. S.G. Spec. DS8xc., cat. £5,500. Photo.
692 £420
Surface Printed: 1872–73 watermark Spray 6d. pale buff plate 12 RH with wing margin at right, light pencil note on reverse, fine mint with strong colour. S.G. 123, cat. £3,400. Photo.
1018 £1500
Officials: Admiralty: 1903–04 21/2d. ultramarine, a fine mint example. R.P.S. certificate (2013). S.G. O111, cat. £2,700. Photo.
1371 | £260
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955-68 Castles: A mint collection in a boxed Safe album, incl. 1955-58 De La Rue set unmounted, most other printings represented, etc. (56) Ex Op den Kamp.
134 | £100
Mail to Overseas Destinations: U.S.A.: 1851 (Aug. 6) cover to Philadelphia bearing 1d. red-brown LD-LF strip of three and embossed 1s. green affixed at lower left, with ''21 CENTS'' handstamp at lower right, also 1849 (Oct. 6) cover to Baltimore bearing 1d. red-brown MD and embossed 1s. marginal example, the later cover repaired, all adhesives cancelled by Liverpool ''466'' numeral.
401 £170
1840 2d. blue plate 2 JF fine used with small to enormous margins, displaying a portion of adjoining impression at right, neatly cancelled by black Maltese cross. S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
693 £85
Surface Printed: 1867–78 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. pale rose plate 1 EH superb used with ''LIVERPOOL/2 MY/72'' c.d.s. S.G. 127, cat. £675. Photo.
1019 £350
Officials: Admiralty: 1903-04 21/2d. ultramarine, a fine used example, scarce. R.P.S. certificate (2013). S.G. O111, cat. £950. Photo.
1372 £250
Queen Elizabeth II: 1958 De La Rue 2s.6d. to £1 set, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 536a-39a, cat. £600. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
135 £480
Used Abroad: Puerto Rico: 1867-80 10d. red-brown DB used alongside 1858-76 2d., 1864-79 1d. and 1870 1/2d. on 1876 (Jan. 12) entire letter to Spain, each cancelled with ''C 61'' numeral of San Juan, front with Porto Rico despatch c.d.s. and London transit, filing fold affecting 1/2d. adhesive. Photo.
402 £600
1840 2d. blue plate 2 JL, used with small to very large margins, tied to 1843 (July 27) entire from Gisborough to Durham by black Maltese Crosses, strong colour, with fair strike of ''Redcar/Penny Post'' handstamp on reverse. Briefmarkenprüfstelle Basel certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
694 £1600
Surface Printed: 1867–78 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. pale rose plate 1 HG-HE strip of three, used on 1874 (Aug. 15) registered insured cover from Thornely & Dismore Solicitors, Liverpool to New York, additionally franked with 4d. (2), 1s., 2s., slightly soiled with a few imperfections to the upper right of the strip, a superb and highly attractive multi-colour franking. One of only around eighteen such covers believed to exist. Photo.
1020 £1250
Officials: Admiralty: 1903-04 3d. dull purple on orange-yellow, a fine mint example with large part original gum. R.P.S. certificate (2013). S.G. O112, cat. £2,600. Photo.
1373 £350
Queen Elizabeth II: 1953 Coronation, the Postmaster General's Presentation folder containing a mint set together with the 6d. airletter, very scarce, sets were presented to The Queen, Princess Margaret, The Prime Minister, The Speaker of the House of Commons (an ex-PMG), Members of the PMG's Advisory Panel, Commonwealth PMG's and former PMG's. Ex Graeme Webster. Photo.
136 | £1100
Airmails: A collection of covers and labels in a stockbook, incl. 1913 Robert Sinclair Tobacco Co. green label in a complete sheet (7 x 7), 1933 (Apr. 12) Teignmouth-Plymouth flown cover with 3d. parcel label, 1933 (May 15) Cardiff to Newport cover with special label, also another on reverse cancelled at Plymouth, 1933 The Western Air Express 1933 (Aug. 25) Portsmouth-Croydon flown cover with label, 3d. label in a complete sheet (4 x 5), 1933 Provincial Airways proof of labels (7), 1934 (Feb. 3) Ryde-Southsea flown cover with blue label and pilot signed, 1934 The Island Air Express blue and black labels in imperforate sheets of four, 1934 (Aug. 2) Ryde-Heston flown cover, pilot signed, 1934 (Dec. 7) Ryde-Portsmouth flown cover with imperforate blue label, also another cover also flown to Australia, etc. (few 100s)
403 £1850
1840 2d. blue plate 2 KB-KF strip of five used on 1841 (Apr. 27) wrapper to Cardiff, cancelled by black Maltese Crosses, KF cut into at right and KB touched at lower left, otherwise with clear to large margins, pressed filing fold through KE is barely noticeable, an attractive cover, adhesives with good colour. Briefmarkenprüfstelle Basel certificate (2002). S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
695 £110
Surface Printed: 1867–78 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. pale rose plate 2 FD used with neat Limerick c.d.s., ink collectors mark on reverse, otherwise a good example. S.G. 127, cat. £1,500. Photo.
1021 £1550
King Edward VII: A mainly mint collection on leaves, incl. De La Rue 2d. dull blue-green and dull blue-green mint, pale grey-green and carmine red unmounted mint block of four, 3d. dull purple on orange-yellow mint (creased), 3d. dull reddish purple on lemon back mint (stain spot), 2s.6d. dull purple mint, 5s. carmine mint, 5s. deep bright carmine mint, £1 dull blue-green mint, Somerset House 6d. dull purple (F), 6d. on 'Dickinson' coated paper mint (2), 9d. slate-purple and cobalt blue mint, 1s. deep green and scarlet mint, 2s.6d. dull purple mint, 2s.6d. dark purple mint, 5s. carmine red mint, 10s. blue mint, good range of shades, etc., varied condition. (93)
1374 | £50
Queen Elizabeth II: 1953 Coronation, a selection comprising 21/2d. lower marginal strip of three with vertical blade flaw unmounted mint, set in corner blocks of six or eight mint, and set in blocks of four used with neat central Northgate, Canterbury c.d.s's, fine. (47)
137 | £550
Postal Stationery: A Q.V. to K.E.VII selection of stationery with pictorial advertising, incl. 1841 1d. pink envelope with Slopers, 1852 and 1863 1d. pink envelopes with Parkins & Gotto, 1/2d. wrapper with Palmers Cadles, 11/2d. wrapper with Hatters Gazette, etc. (12 items)
404 £180
1840 2d. blue plate 2 KD, close to large margins and part of adjoining stamp at right, used with black Maltese cross, collector's handstamp on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
696 £650
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. greenish-grey CB, used with registered c.d.s., fine. S.G. 128, cat. £3,200. Photo.
1022 | £1500
King Edward VII: A mint selection comprising 1902-10 De La Rue 1/2d. to 10s., incl. values on chalk surfaced paper, mainly with full original gum (incl. 5s. and 10s.), also 1911 Harrison 1/2d. to 4d., a few minor wrinkles, otherwise mainly fine.
1376 £170
Queen Elizabeth II: 1961 P.O.S.B. (Timson) 3d., a vertical strip of three showing omission of orange-brown from the top stamp showing complete omission, a few gum wrinkles, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 624Aa, EC GB1248MCa. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
138 | £450
Postal Stationery: A Q.V. to Q.E.II selection with advertising or return address interest, incl. envelopes, postcards, wrapper, etc. (102 items)
405 £190
1840 2d. blue plate 2 KF, close to good margins, used with red Maltese Crosses, fine. S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
698 £15000
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. greenish grey FB, an attractive well centred unused example, with strong colour and slight traces of gum, a very rare stamp. Initialled by A. Diena on reverse. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. 128, Spec. J124, cat. £60,000. Photo.
1023 | £750
King Edward VII: 1902-13 a mint selection, comprising 1/2d. (4), 1d. (2), 11/2d. (2), 2d. (2), 21/2d. (2), 3d. (2), 4d. green and brown (2), 4d. orange (3), 5d., 6d. (2), 7d. (2) 9d. (2), 10d., 1s., 2s.6d., 5s. (2), 10s., £1, poor to fine. (33)
1378 £680
Queen Elizabeth II: 1961 Parliamentary Conference 6d., vertical strip of three, one with variety gold omitted and partially on adjoining stamp, variety has small creases, otherwise fine unmounted mint, very scarce. R.P.S. certificate (1975). S.G. 629a, cat. £2,750, EC GBR1258a, around 30 known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
139 | £220
Postal Stationery: A Q.V. to K.G.VI selection, incl. cut-outs used as adhesives, perfins, 1d. pink mourning envelopes, 1892 Ink Recipe for the 21/2d. envelope, etc. (36 items)
406 £230
1840 2d. blue plate 2 LE, close to good margins, cancelled by indistinct town obliteration, fine, also RD with four margins used with indistinct cancellation, creased. S.G. Spec. DS8xb, cat. £9,000. Photo.
701 £420
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross £1 brown-lilac FI, used with South Western Office London c.d.s., red crayon cross and horizontal crease, otherwise fine, centred low. S.G. 129, cat. £4,600. Photo.
1024 | £700
King Edward VII: An accumulation of mint marginal multiples incl. De La Rue 11/2d. block of six, 3d. block of four, 4d. green and brown irregular block of eleven, 6d. irregular block of five, 7d. blocks of six (2), Harrison perf. 15 x 14 21/2d. irregular block of eleven (split perfs.) and 3d. irregular block of five, etc., some bends and wrinkles but mainly fine, the vast majority of stamps unmounted. (12 items)
1379 £2300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1962 N.P.Y. 3d. (ordinary) variety light blue (Queen's head etc.) omitted, fine unmounted mint from the right of the sheet, rare. S.G. 632a, cat. £6,500, EC GBR1264a, around 30 known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
140 | £120
Postal Stationery: A Q.V. to Q.E.II, 1850 to 1970, collection in two folders and on leaves, comprising envelopes (160), postcards (112), letter cards (74) and wrappers (21), unused and used.
407 £200
1840 2d. deep blue plate 2 TL, used with close to good margins, neatly cancelled by red Maltese Cross, curious printing flaw at lower right above ''L'' square, small corner bend at lower left does not detract from fine appearance, good colour. S.G. Spec. DS7. Photo.
702 £24000
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross £1 brown-lilac GB, an attractive unused example of this rare stamp with part original gum, good colour. Initialled by A. Diena on reverse. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. R.P.S. certificate (1982) notes ''large part o.g.''. S.G. 129, Spec. J126, cat. £90,000. Photo.
1026 | £3800
King Edward VII: A collection on leaves, incl. values to 1s. (2) in mint blocks of six, 2s.6d., 5s., 10s. and £1 mint, shades, etc., varied condition. (248)
1380 £1350
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Shakespeare (ordinary) 1s.3d. variety watermark inverted, from the lower left corner of the sheet, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 648Wi, cat. £950. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
141 £210
Postal Stationery: Essays: 1d. essay proof of the 1d. embossed stamp, printed in black on sunken thick paper (160 x 252mm), with pencil ''Joubert Essay'' on reverse, a few wrinkles and creases. Photo.
408 £7200
1840 VR 1d. black OH, used with neat upright red Maltese Cross, very close at top (a trifle ragged), otherwise with good even margins, slightly soiled and with a few minor surface imperfections, otherwise a good example of this very rare stamp. R.P.S. certificate (1993). S.G. V1, cat. £35,000. Photo.
703 £320
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross £1 brown-lilac HD, used with indistinct barred cancellation, trace of crayon at top, centred to lower left, tiny tear at top. S.G. 129, cat. £4,500. Photo.
1027 | £380
King Edward VII: A mint selection, incl. 1902-10 De La Rue to 10d. (2) and 1s. (4), 1911 Harrison to 4d. (4, one perf. 14 x 14), 1911-13 Somerset House 5d. vertical strip of five, etc., range of shades, a few unmounted, slightly mixed condition. (96)
1381 £190
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Shakespeare (phosphor) 1s.3d. variety watermark inverted, minor gum bend, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 648pWi, cat. £400. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
142 | £580
Postal Stationery: Essays: 1837 Dickinson 1d. letter-sheet in ochre (folded), Charles Whiting 1840 embossed oval ''PAID'' essay in green, ''POSTAGE 1D: HALF OZ'' in green (stained), ''POSTAGE ONE PENNY'' in blue (stained), ''VR'' 1d. in pink (one cut to shape), 1879 1d., 4d., 6d. and 1s. dated 10.1.79 and 6d. undated embossed proofs, also a cameo in decorative frame of Earl Grey in colourless relief with buff, and brown surround (cut-down) removed from a copy of ''THE ROYAL CAMEO SCRAP BOOK OF EMBOSSED HEADS'' (faults).
409 £1300
1840 Rainbow Colour Trials: Second trial plate, state 2 [R. 3/4] corner single in lilac-pink on unwatermarked, ungummed, wove paper, dipped in prussiate of potash, mounted in corner of margin, very fine. B.P.A. certificate (2014). S.G. Spec. DP20(2)a, cat. from £4,500. Photo.
706 £1200
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on blued paper 10s. grey-green used with central Inverness c.d.s., fine. Eichele certificate (2010). S.G. 131, cat. £5,200. Photo.
1028 | £480
King Edward VII: A mint selection comprising 1902-10 De La Rue 5s. deep bright carmine (bright red fluorescence, listed by the Hendon Stamp Company), 10s. ultramarine unmounted (toned), 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 4d. bright orange block of four, 1911-13 Somerset House 5d. deep plum and cobalt-blue block of four fresh unmounted, and 1s. green and carmine in a date cut SE corner pair, varied condition, mainly fine. S.G. cat. £3,045.
1382 £170
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Shakespeare (ordinary) 1s.6d., an example displaying a dramatic violet shift, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 649 var, EC GBR1298b. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
143 | £160
Postal Stationery: 1880 (ca.) ''The Nelson Tablet'', a leatherbound postal stationery ledger, containing notepaper and 1p. wrappers, all embossed with ''HARDING, 157, PICCADILLY W'' and ''NELSON TABLET REGISTd'' at top. A very interesting and unusual item.
410 | £600
1841 1d. red-brown, a mint or unused selection with singles (12), pairs (2) and strips of three (2), mostly with clear margins, a few just touched, range of shades, varied condition with a few creases, some with part original gum.
707 £700
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on blued paper £1 brown-lilac EH, used with Clevedon c.d.s. and boxed cancellations, a few shortish perfs. and small crease. Richter certificate (1993). S.G. 132, cat. £10,000. Photo.
1029 | £420
King Edward VII: A mainly mint selection, incl. 1902-10 De La Rue 11/2d. block of four, 9d. slate purple and ultramarine, 2s.6d. lilac, 5s. bright carmine, 1911-13 Somerset House to 1s., etc., varied condition. (68)
1384 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Geographical (ordinary) 4d. variety violet (face value) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 652a, cat £300, EC GB1304MCa. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
144 | £160
Postal Stationery: 1894 Q.V. colour standard with 11/2d. to 1s. (less 6d.) embossed dies with 5 and 9 florets divided into two parts.
411 | £900
1841 1d. red-brown, a used collection in a album, incl. range of Malteses Crosses with Kelso, Kilmarnock, Leamington, Manchester (4), Norwich (4), York, Numbers in Cross 1 to 12 (at least two of each), Town cancellations, re-entries, etc., varied condition. (229)
708 £5800
Surface Printed: 1882–83 watermark anchor on blued paper £5 orange AG-BG lower left corner marginal pair overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, superb with full original gum, AG unmounted, usual tiny natural paper specks, most attractive and very rare. We know of only one other multiple of this stamp. S.G. Spec. J128s. Photo.
1030 | £500
King Edward VII: A mainly unmounted mint selection, incl. values to 9d. (3) with 2d. block of four, mostly fine. (42)
1385 £290
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Geographical (ordinary) 4d. variety watermark inverted, unmounted mint, a few tiny specks of toning on gum, scarce. S.G. 652Wi, cat. £850, EC GBR1304d, around 30 known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
146 | £230
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: A Q.V. Stamped to Order envelopes, incl. 1/2d. (5), 1d. (26), 11/2d. (13), 2d. (11), 21/2d. (6), 3d. (5), 4d. (3), 6d., 10d. and 1s. (2), etc. (81)
412 | £1400
1841 1d. red, a used collection in a boxed album, incl. used with numbers ''1'', ''2'', ''3'', ''4'', ''5'', ''6'' (2), ''7'' (2, one on piece), ''8'' (2), ''9'', ''10'', ''11'' and ''12'' in Maltese Cross (mainly fine upright strikes), used with green ''16'' numeral (not guaranteed), used with 1844 type postmarks in blue (2), used with Norwich Maltese Cross, etc., range of plates and cancellations, most with four margins, mixed condition. (172)
710 £700
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. greenish grey FD, used with registered oval, fine. Eichele certificate (2010). S.G. 135, cat. £4,500. Photo.
1031 £120
King Edward VII: A used selection to 2s.6d., 5s., 10s. and £1, mixed condition. (30)
1386 £320
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Forth Road Bridge (phosphor) 6d. variety watermark inverted, fine unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. 660pWi, cat. £875, EC GBR1320c, around 30 known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
147 | £190
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: A Q.V. selection of Stamped to Order envelopes, mainly compound, incl. ESC 1B, 16B, 18, 31 used, 57 used, etc. (22 items)
413 | £600
1841 1d. red-brown, a selection with distinctive Maltese Crosses, each with four margins, comprising Belfast, Brighton, Coventry, Dublin (3), Edinburgh, Greenock, Leeds, Manchester, Norwich (2) and Scottish (single and strip of three), mainly fine. (16)
711 £880
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper £5 orange AH, used with ''MARK LANE/2 FE/91'' c.d.s's, a few blunt perfs. and slight rubbing on face, otherwise fine. S.G. 137, cat. £4,750. Photo.
1032 | £270
King Edward VII: A selection of mint identified shades on stockcards, with values to 9d. (4) and 1s. (7), slightly mixed condition. (57)
1387 £240
Queen Elizabeth II: 1965 Lister (ordinary) 4d. vertical pair, one with variety brown-red (tube) omitted, other partially omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 667a, cat. £650+, EC GBR1334a, around 60 known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
148 | £150
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: A Q.V. selection of Stamped to Order envelopes, comprising ESC 18, 29, 192, 221S unused, ESC 19, 32, 38, 69, 102, 108 (2), 192, 200, 286 and 319.
414 | £920
1841 1d. red-brown, a used accumulation in a stockbook, incl. a range of shades, cancellations, all unplated, etc., mixed condition. (many 100s)
713 £1250
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper £5 orange CJ, fine used with central Glasgow c.d.s. S.G. 137, cat. £4,750. Photo.
1034 £130
King Edward VII: A mint selection complete to 7d., 9d., 10d. and 1s., mixed printings, mainly fine. (15) Photo.
1389 £2800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1965 Post Office Tower (ordinary) 3d. variety olive-yellow (Tower) omitted with margin at top, natural gum dappling, otherwise fine unmounted mint, very scarce. R.P.S. certificate (2016) states ''slightly translucent paper'' (?). S.G. 679a, cat. £6,750, EC GBR1358a, around 30 mint known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
149 | £150
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: Q.V. 1d. pink envelopes, incl. albino and double impressions, Boer War usage (3), Privy Council 1887 return, etc. (28 items)
415 | £850
1841 1d. red-brown, a used accumulation in a stockbook, incl. a range of shades, cancellations, all unplated, etc., mixed condition. (many 100s)
714 £1500
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper £5 orange DE, fine used with central Crewe c.d.s., Eichele certificate (2010). S.G. 137, cat. £4,750. Photo.
1036 £520
King Edward VII : 1902 - 10 De La Rue to 10d., 1s., 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s. mint, mixed condition, mainly fresh. (18) Photo.
1391 £1550
Queen Elizabeth II: 1965 I.T.U. (ordinary) 1s.6d. variety light pink omitted, fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 684a, cat. £4,500, EC GBR1368a, 21 examples known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
150 | £150
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: Q.V. selection of stamped to Order envelopes, with 1/2d. (15), 1d. (24), 11/2d. (8), 2d. (5), 3d. (3), 4d. (2), 6d. (2) and 1s., unused and used, also some wrappers.
416 | £420
1841 1d. red-brown collection of alphabet I, written up for display on custom made pages incl. FE attractive four margined unused example (without gum), used varieties incl. ivory heads (3) and guidelines, Maltese Cross cancellations incl. blue-black, Scottish, Dublin (II) and set of numbered Maltese Crosses, plated examples of plates 12 to 45, mainly good to fine. (60)
717 | £850
Surface Printed: 1873-80 a selection on leaves, incl. 21/2d. rosy mauve plate 1 PL on blue unused with R.P.S. certificate (2003), FD on white paper unused with R.P.S. certificate (2003), plate 3 AH on white paper unused, plate 17 JC used, 3d. plate 11 NH mint, 6d. grey plate 13 DC, 14 EK, 15 SJ-SK and 17 CB unused, 1s. plates 9 GG unused, 10 MK unused, 12 BK unused, 13 DI unused, 1s. orange-brown plate 13 GF unused, 4d. vermilion plate 15 QB used, 4d. sage-green plate BH unused, 16 SF unused, 4d. grey-brown plate 17 II used, 8d. orange SD unused, etc., mixed condition. (52)
1037 £150
King Edward VII : 1902 - 10 De La Rue 11/2d., 2d., 3d., 4d., 5d., 6d. (2), 9d., 10d., 1s. and 2s.6d. on chalky paper, mint, mixed condition. (11) Photo.
1392 £650
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 World Cup (ordinary) 1s.3d. variety blue omitted, unmounted mint vertical strip of three from the lower right corner of the sheet with traffic lights, slight gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. 695a, cat. £1,140+. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
151 | £140
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: A Q.V. to K.G.V selection of Stamped to Order letter sheets, comprising ES 1L, ES 7 (9), ES 11 (2), ES 31, ES 40 (2), ES 42 (4), ES 43 (2), ES 53 (4), fair to fine.
417 £130
1841 1d. red-brown AF-AG, with close to large margins, neatly tied to small piece by two strikes of number ''11'' in Maltese Cross, slight peripheral foxing, otherwise fine, also 1841 2d. blue with small to large margins, cancelled by ''12'' in Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. B1uk, E1vl. Photo.
719 £420
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark anchor on white paper 21/2d. rosy mauve plate 2 LH-FL error of lettering, used with London district vertical barred oval, a few perfs. recut at base, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 140, Spec. J2b, cat. £2,750. Photo.
1039 £230
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue imperforate plate proof 1/2d. in blue-green on buff paper, block of four from the left of the sheet, fine. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. Spec. M1. Photo.
1394 £620
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (ordinary) 4d. se-tenant block of four variety greenish yellow omitted, and 1977 Wildlife 9p. se-tenant strip of five variety reddish brown omitted, ex Baillie, also a second marginal strip with a partial omission and a normal strip for comparison, the block of four folded through vertical perfs. and with light surface mark on lower left stamp, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 696d, cat. £4,400, EC GBR1392c, and S.G. 1039a var. Photo.
152 | £170
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: A K.E.VII and K.G.V selection of Stamped to Order envelopes, incl. unused and used, incl. compounds with ES 51 unused (2), ES 59 (2), etc. (124 items)
418 | £780
1841 1d. red-brown collection of covers with numbers 1 to 12 in Maltese Crosses, incl. ''1'' cancelling TE-TF pair with good to enormous margins displaying trace of adjoining impression at right, mainly fine four margined examples. (12)
721 £90
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark orb 21/2d. rosy mauve plate 13 ME, part original gum, light diagonal crease, otherwise fine and fresh. B.P.A. certificate (1985). S.G. 141, cat. £525. Photo.
1040 £160
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 1/2d. pale yellowish green with watermark inverted, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 17, full original gum, fine. R.P.S. certificate (2016). S.G. Spec. M2as, cat. £350. Photo.
1395 £190
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (ordinary) 4d. se-tenant marginal block of four variety emerald-green omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 696f, cat. £600, EC GBR1392f, around 90 blocks known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
153 | £320
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: A K.G.VI selection of Stamped to Order envelopes, incl. unused and used, compounds with 51/2d. unused and used, 21/2d. letter card LC 57, ES 74 used (2), 2d. label ES 63L used, etc. (56 items)
419 | £520
1841 1d. red-brown collection of covers with numbers 1 to 12 in Maltese Crosses, three covers cancelled by number ''10'', single examples on cover for each of the other numeral obliterators less ''2''. (13)
722 £380
Surface Printed: 1873–80 watermark spray 3d. rose plate 19 MK-NL block of four, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, top pair with slight crease, otherwise fine and fresh. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. Spec. J43s. Photo.
1041 £100
King Edward VII: 1902–10 De La Rue 1/2d. yellowish-green, with St. Andrew,s Cross attached fine used with neat Burton c.d.s. S.G. 218. Photo.
1396 £170
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (ordinary) 4d. se-tenant block of four variety bistre omitted, lightly folded through vertical perfs., fine unmounted mint. S.G. 696h, cat. £800, EC GBR1392j, around 90 blocks known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
154 | £270
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: A Q.E.II selection of Stamped to Order envelopes, incl. compounds with ES 101 used, 113 used, RS 8 used, etc. (85 items)
421 | £600
1841 1d. red-brown, a collection of mainly unplated examples on cover incl. 'black' plates 8 HC and 10 JF, 21 covers cancelled by Maltese Crosses incl. example of the Dublin distinctive Maltese Cross, slightly mixed condition, many good to fine four margined examples. (82)
723 £230
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark spray 6d. grey plate 13 AG-BH block of four used with Gatehouse c.d.s's, fine. S.G. 147. Photo.
1042 £170
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 1d. imperforate plate proof in pale green and deep green on thin white card, blocks of four of each, fine. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. Spec. M2.
1397 £620
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (ordinary) 4d. variety reddish brown omitted, in a lower se-tenant traffic light and cylinder block of 24, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 696aj, cat. £1,500+, EC GB1392MCl, around 270 blocks known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
155 | £380
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: A Q.V. selection, incl. 1841-92 Q.V. 1d. pink with EP4a (2), EP5a (2), LS3, EP7, EP10, EP20, EP23 (3), EP27, EP30a (2), EP31 (2), EP35, EP36, EP37 (2) all with ''SPECIMEN'' handstamps, 1841 to 1883 1d. pink letter sheets LP3 unused (6), handstamped ''SPECIMEN'', later S.T.O. sheets (6), 1845 to 1913 1d. pink cut-outs used as adhesives 1858 cover from Liverpool to U.S.A. franked by four cut-outs and 1854-57 1d. (2), 1851 1d. pink envelope from Brecon to Canada West cancelled by ''911'' barred oval with manuscript ''1/-'' rate mark and circular framed ''1/4d. Cy'', 1856 1d. pink envelope proposed mourning envelope in black, with manuscript ''No. 1'', also 1d. pink envelope with manuscript ''No. 2'', etc.
422 | £980
1841 1d. red-brown, a used plated (by collector) collection in an album, incl. plates 1b to 173, with plates 1b. (2), 2 (4), 5 (4), 8 (4), 9 (4), 13, range of shades, Maltese Crosses up to plates 40, etc., mixed condition. (329)
724 £450
Surface Printed: 1872-73 watermark spray 6d. grey plate 14 BL imprimatur from the right of the sheet with manuscript ''14/25.VII.73'' small marginal thin, large part original gum. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. Spec. J84, cat. £2,750. Photo.
1045 £190
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 1d. scarlet, left marginal example overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 17, fine with gum. S.G. 219s, Spec. M2s, cat. £400. Photo.
1398 | £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings, a group of missing colour varieties in strips of six, comprising 4d. strips missing blue, missing green, missing bistre, missing grey, 4d. strip missing magenta (omitted only on first three stamps), and normal strips of six (2), block of twelve and block of twenty-four for comparison, mainly fine unmounted mint.
156 | £300
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1841 to 1893 Q.V. 1d. envelopes and Letter Sheets, selection of unused and used, incl. cancellations, unused (EP 5(2), EP8b), used EP 14 (2), letter sheets LP 3 (5, one with Maltese Cross), LP4a (2), 2d. EP6 (3), etc. (120 items)
423 | £400
1841 1d. red-brown, plate 1b to 44 (plated by vendor), incl. plates 1b FE, TF, 8 NI state 2, 9 GL on piece, 10 DD, 13 HC with blue Maltese Cross, 16 BD state 2, numbers in Maltese Cross, etc., mixed condition. (100)
728 £550
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark spray 1s. green plate 11 AC imprimatur, top marginal, a few marginal faults, otherwise fine with original gum. S.G. Spec. J111, cat. £3,500. Photo.
1046 | £110
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 1d. imperforate plate proofs in five different shades of green on thin white card, also 1d. in bright scarlet on buff, fine. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. Spec. M1.
1399 | £620
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings (phosphor) 4d. se-tenant strips of six (7) showing bistre, orange, green, blue, and grey colours omitted, fine unmounted mint S.G. 705p-710p, c, d, e, g, h, j. Ex Op den Kamp.
158 | £60
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1848-62 Caledonian Railway Company 1d. pink stationery envelopes (4), with ''cR'' in red (2) and 1d. + 1d. compound envelope (ESC 1A) rare with ''E/NR'' in black and 1d. cut-out used as adhesive in 1848.
424 | £380
1841 1d. red-brown, a group from 'black' plates, each with four margins and used with black Maltese Crosses, comprising plates 1b GI, 1c JA, 2 PK (R.P.S. certificate, 1998), 5 OL, 9 BL (marginal), HE (with R.P.S. certificate, 1994), 10 PF, and 11 HJ, slightly mixed condition. (8)
729 £230
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark spray 1s. orange-brown plate 13 BC, fine used with neat upright Ardrossan c.d.s. R.P.S. certificate (1998). S.G. 151. Photo.
1050 £130
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 5d. purple and blue imperforate plate proof on buff paper, block of four. fine. Ex Sir Gawaine Baille. S.G. Spec. M228.
1400 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings (phosphor) 4d. se-tenant block of 24 (6 x 4, folded) from the base of the sheet variety magenta omitted, cylinder numbers with ''1F'' missing and traffic lights with magenta dot missing, mounted at extreme edges of lower strip, others fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple. S.G. 705pf, cat. £1,300. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
159 | £80
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1882 to 1910 collection of uprated 1d. pink envelopes addressed to France, bearing additional adhesives from 'lilac and green' and 'Jubilee' issues, the 1910 envelope uprated with K.E.VII 11/2d., mainly good to fine, an interesting group. (9)
425 | £200
1841 1d. red, die I alphabet I, plates 42 to 101 complete used, mostly with four margins, mixed condition. (60)
730 £4200
Surface Printed: 1873–80 watermark spray 1s. orange-brown plate 13 FA-JD in a pane of twenty, selvedge on two sides with inscription at top, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, most unmounted, a few gum wrinkles and four creased, otherwise a fine and attractive multiple. S.G. 151 (S75), J115s, cat. £11,000 as singles. Photo.
1052 £2800
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 9d. slate-purple and pale ultramarine, chalky paper, complete pane (E) of twenty including [R. 1/5] with excellent frame break above ''9'' at lower right, [R. 2/5 -3/5] showing broken pillar line between, fine unmounted mint with typically mottled De La Rue gum, hinged in margin. S.G. Spec. M40(2) var, cat. £5,000+. Photo.
1401 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings (phosphor) 1s.3d. variety lilac omitted, unmounted mint, small gum disturbance, otherwise fine. S.G. 712pa, cat. £1,500, EC GBR1424c, 60 examples known. Photo.
160 £200
Postal Stationery: Letter Sheet: 1893-94 1/2d. scarlet envelope with ''W.H. SMITH & SON'' multiple adverts inside and printed address on front, fine. Photo.
426 | £260
1841 1d. red-brown, a collection of plated examples on cover, plates 16 to 162 (incomplete), incl. plate 32 EI tied to 1843 (July 21) cover by ''8'' in Maltese Cross, receiving house handstamps, varieties, etc., mainly good to fine four margined examples, some with huge margins. (58)
731 £600
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark spray 1s. orange-brown plate 13 KK variety watermark inverted mint, a few tiny black specks on front and small surface imperfection at right not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine with fresh gum, well centred, very rare. S.G. 151Wi, cat. £11,000, Spec. J115c. Photo.
1053 £85
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 10d. slate-purple and carmine-pink mint, rather heavy hinge remainder otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (1985). S.G. Spec. M42(3), cat. £350. Photo.
1403 £420
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Christmas (ordinary) 3d. in a lower left corner block of six (part traffic lights) with two stamps variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint. R.P.S. certificate (1989). S.G. 713var, EC GB1426MCa, around 160 known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
161 | £220
Postal Stationery: Newspaper Wrappers: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection of Post Office and S.T.O. on leaves, incl. 1870 1/2d. green, 1878 1d. brown, 1879 1/2d. brown handstamped ''SPECIMEN'', range of advertising, 1920 1/2d. pack of 21 with original wrapper, 1951 1d. carmine, 1955 1/2d. green plus 11/2d. green used 1957, etc. (1,222 items)
427 | £180
1841 1d. red-brown, a collection of plated examples on cover, plates 43 to 149 (incomplete), with a range of 1844 type cancellations, mainly good to fine four margined examples, some with huge margins. (42)
733 £110
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark spray 1s. orange-brown plate 13 RK, used with neat Musselburgh c.d.s's, two slightly bent corner perfs., otherwise fine. S.G. 151. Photo.
1054 £380
King Edward VII: 1902–10 De La Rue 10d. dull purple and scarlet, chalky paper, lower left corner block of four, unmounted mint, a few toned perf. holes on reverse (not visible from front), otherwise fine. S.G. 256, Spec. M43(5). Photo.
1404 £850
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Christmas (ordinary) 1s.6d. variety pink (hat) omitted, an unmounted mint example, a few marks on gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 714a, cat. £4,500. EC GBR1428c, 36 known examples. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
162 | £380
Postal Stationery: Official Letter Sheets: 1889-1901 Board of Agriculture Q.V. 1d. + 1d. Returns for 1889 and 1893 unused (LO 16), 1898-1901, 1895 unused and used, 1901 (LO 18) all art only, Abstract 1890 unused (LO 19), K.E.VII 1d. Return 1902 used, part only. (8 items)
428 £80
1841 1d. red with black Maltese Cross on 1843 (Nov. 25) cover from Rochester to Stockton upon Tees, showing inside printed Thoughts on War and Peace: submitted to the serious attention of all Classes complete page of anti-war seals, also a copy of Adhesive Wafer Seals by Michael Champness & David Trapnell.
734 £400
Surface Printed: 1873–80 watermark large garter 4d. plate 15 colour trials, DC-DD imperforate colour trial pair in turquoise blue on gummed watermarked paper, fine. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. Spec. J62. Photo.
1056 £130
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 2s.6d. imperforate plate proofs (2), in purple on buff paper, one with double impression, fine. Ex Sir Gawaine Baille. S.G. Spec. M48. Photo.
1406 £700
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 E.F.T.A. (ordinary) 9d. variety black (Queen's head, etc.), brown, new blue and yellow omitted, small pencil ''42'' on reverse, fine unmounted mint from the right of the sheet, scarce. S.G. 715a, cat. £1,300, EC GBR1430a, 120 examples known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
163 | £260
Postal Stationery: Postcards: A Q.V. to Q.E.II selection of postcards, incl. unused and used, Specimens (3), Q.V. 11/2d. card used to St. Kitts and Trinidad, K.E.VII 1/2d. Admiralty Official cards unused (2), etc. (120 items)
429 | £1400
1841 1d. red-brown, a used group, comprising AD used with part town cancellation in blue, FD used with ''?/SE11/1842'' town datestamp in black, plate 9 QB used with Welshpool Maltese Cross in black (R.P.S. certificate, 1988), plate 19 QH used solely with Penny Post handstamp in black (Brandon certificate, 2010), plate 75 LK with 'Union Jack' re-entry used with numeral cancellation, and plate 131 CK used with blue c.d.s. of Fareham or Farnham (Mike Jackson opinion, 2012), each with four margins, mainly fine, also an example with a forged ''PAID'' obliteration in red and another example with a forged red Maltese Cross. (8)
736 £160
Surface Printed: 1873–80 watermark large garter 4d. plate 15 colour trials, FA imperforate colour trial in pale red-brown on gummed watermarked paper, from the left of the sheet with part inscription, fine and fresh. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. Spec. J62. Photo.
1059 £260
King Edward VII: 1902–10 De La Rue £1 dull blue-green, mint, creasing, otherwise fine. S.G. 266, cat. £2,000. Photo.
1407 £150
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 E.F.T.A. (ordinary) 9d. variety lilac and brown omitted, (phosphor) 9d. green omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 715b, d, pc, cat. £365. Ex Op den Kamp.
164 | £170
Postal Stationery: Postcards: A Q.V. to Q.E.II selection of Stamped to Order postcards, incl. unused and used, compound and reply cards, etc. (102 items)
430 | £230
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b CJ, FF, GH, MH (non-coincidental re-entry), OH and SI (constant variety), each with four margins and used with black Maltese Cross, mainly fine. S.G. Spec. AS6. (6)
746 £120
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark large garter 4d. plate 15 TJ imperf. colour trial in grey-lilac, part original gum, fine. S.G. Spec. J62. Photo.
1060 £150
King Edward VII: 1902–10 De La Rue £1 dull blue-green vertical pair used with ''GUERNSEY/MY 4/12'' c.d.s's, top stamp with surface repair, otherwise fine. S.G. 266, cat. £1,650+. Photo.
1408 £270
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 E.F.T.A. (ordinary) 1s.6d. with varieties brown, blue-grey and yellow omitted, (phosphor) with blue-grey and new blue omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 716c, d, f, pd, pf, cat. £675. Ex Op den Kamp.
165 £140
Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1879 McCorquodale & Co. 1d. reddish purple JA, imperforate essay on postcard with red ''SPECIMEN'' overprint, also block of four on thin gummed paper watermarked small anchor, from Hooper's improved design. Photo.
431 | £380
1841 1d. red-brown plate 2 DC, FE, HH (without ray), IF (without ray), KE (double letters), KL, NH and QB (constant variety), each with four margins and used with black Maltese Cross, mainly fine. S.G. Spec. AS18. (8)
750 £90
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark large garter 8d. orange plate 1 DK imperforate colour trial in orange, diagonally overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, fine with gum, S.G. Spec. J91A, cat. £425. Photo.
1063 | £75
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison, a selection, incl. perf. 14 3d. used (dubious cancellation), 4d. mint, perf. 15 x 14 set used, etc., slightly mixed condition. (14)
1409 £210
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Flowers (phosphor) 4d. se-tenant block of four, the top left stamp variety slate-purple omitted, fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 717pf, cat. £550. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
166 | £170
Postal Stationery: Registered Envelopes: A Q.V. selection with ''SPECIMEN'' overprints on leaves, comprising RP2, RP6 H, RP9, RP13 H2, RP14 I, RP20 G, also RP8 with ''CANCELLED'' overprint and essay for RP14 with compensation schedule £2-£10, also Revalued Stationery 1922 2d. envelope (ES 57) unused and used and 1922 1/2d. postcard (CP81) with ''POST'' crossed out and ''PRINTED MATTER'' added in red, an extra 1/2d. stamp removed before use. (11 items)
432 £380
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 state I BG (constant variety), BH, DJ, FG on piece, IG, ND (re-entry), QK, RJ on piece, RL, TD, each with four margins and used with black Maltese Cross, mainly fine. S.G. Spec. AS26. Photo.
752 £420
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark large garter 8d. orange plate 1 GF with wide imperf. wing margin at right, used with fine London duplex on 1876 (Dec. 29) envelope to Bombay, and plate 1 SF with normal perforated wing margin at right, used with fine London duplex on 1878 (Jan. 11) envelope also to Bombay, both with Sea Post Office c.d.s's on reverse, the first illustrated in ''Stamp Perforation: The Somerset House Years'' by Ray Simpson and Peter Sargent. Photo.
1064 £190
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison 1d. rose-carmine imperforate trial on gummed paper watermarked Crown, diagonally overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 21, in a fine block of four, some gum wrinkles. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. Spec. M6(1)t. Photo.
1411 £190
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 British Paintings 9d. variety phosphor omitted fine unmounted mint from the top left corner of the sheet. R.P.S. certificate (1988). S.G. 749Ey, EC GB1498PHa, cat. £500. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
171 | £260
Postal Stationery: Wrappers: A Q.V. to Q.E.II selection of mainly Stamped to Order wrappers, incl. WP 17 Contract sample, WP 14 Specimen, Stamford Mercury, etc. (70 items)
433 | £580
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 state 2 DE, OA, SB and TD, state 3 EB (double letter), state 4 EB (double letter), DB (double letter) and state 5 EC, each with four margins and used with black Maltese Cross, mainly fine. (8)
753 | £120
Surface Printed: 1880-83 watermark crown 21/2d. blue plate 22 AA-TL used reconstruction, mainly good to fine, a few with c.d.s. (240). S.G. 157, cat. £10,800.
1065 | £260
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14, set of five in mint blocks of four, lower pairs are unmounted, also 3d. vertical pair with pre-printing paper fold mint, good to fine.
1412 £85
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 British Paintings 1s.6d. variety phosphor omitted fine unmounted mint. S.G. 750Ey, cat. £300. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
172 | £280
1840 Mulready, a selection of letter sheets and envelopes comprising 1d. envelope A123 unused (faults), 1d. letter sheet A18 unused, A6 used 1843 (Dec. 29) with black Maltese Cross, and 2d. envelope a201 unused. (4)
434 | £80
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 HF, with good to large even margins tied to 1841 (Mar. 19) entire by black Maltese Cross, also plate 11 AL (discoloured), tied to printed ''TRINITY COLLEGE EXAMINATION/1841'' list of results, a very unusual printed entire. (2)
754 £450
Surface Printed: 1880–83 21/2d. plate 23 cut down die proof with void corner squares, affixed to piece from De La Rue Striking Book, endorsed ''1881/March 24/2 Forms/Nos 22–23/240 Leads'', a little soiled as usual. Unique. S.G. Spec. J25, cat. from £1,650. Ex Young. Photo.
1066 £180
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 21/2d. bright blue in a lower left corner block of four (margins cut down close to stamps), variety double gum, a few light gum bends, mounted on top pair and in margins, the lower pair unmounted, scarce, listed in the Hendon Stamp Co. specialised catalogue (2010), retail price £650 as singles. Hendon certificate (2017). S.G. Spec. M18(2) var. Photo.
1415 £120
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Christmas 3d. variety imperforate, also with phosphor omitted, in a horizontal proof pair, fine with full gum (unmounted). S.G. 756 var, EC GB1512PRa, around 60 pairs known, cat. £325. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
173 | £80
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A16 (forme 2), 2d. envelope a197, unused, 1d. creased, 2d. with small fault on flap but fresh.
435 | £110
1841 1d. red-brown plate 8 state 1 DD, GA, HK, IA, IL, OC, OJ, QC, RC, state 2 HL (constant variety), NF, QK, each with four margins and used with black Maltese Cross, mainly fine. (13)
759 £4200
Surface Printed: 1880–83 4d. plate 17 AB colour trial in blue-green (singly fugitive ink) on green, perforated 14 on ungummed, unwatermarked paper, superb and unique. Ex Bates (lot 261) and Young. S.G. Spec. J68, cat. from £7,000. See 'Printers' Samples - The Colour Trials' by Peter Young, GB Journal, volume 21, no. 6, page 78. Photo.
1068 £350
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House to 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s., mint, slightly mixed condition. (11) Photo.
1416 £300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Christmas 3d., an unmounted mint vertical pair from the top of the sheet, the upper stamp with 35% of the design missing due to a paper fold, the missing portion (including head and value) printed on the gummed side, spectacular. S.G. 756 var. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
174 £200
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet, used to Sittingbourne on the third day of issue, cancelled with red Maltese Cross and with red Maltese Cross date stamp of May 8 1840 on reverse, some minor faults. Photo.
436 £300
1841 1d. red-brown plate 9 AH (state 2) and AK (second repair, state 2), both with good to enormous margins, tied to 1841 (May 4) entire to Sheffield by black Maltese Crosses, a fine and scarce combination on cover. Photo.
760 £160
Surface Printed: 1880–83 watermark crown 4d. grey-brown plate 17 QJ-QL strip of three overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, QL with diagonal crease, otherwise fine with full gum. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. Spec. J68s., cat. £750+. Photo.
1069 | £520
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House, a mint selection, comprising 11/2d. (2), 2d. (4), 5d. (3), 6d. singles (4), dark purple lower right corner pair with 2010 Hendon Stamp Company certificate, dull purple corner block of four with 2010 Hendon certificate, 7d., 9d. (2), 10d., 1s., and 2s.6d. (unmounted), range of shades, slightly mixed condition. (21)
1417 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 British Paintings 1s.6d. variety gold (Queen's head and value) omitted, also embossing omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 773a, cat. £350+. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
175 £1600
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A254 (forme 5) with English and Scottish Law Fire and Life Assurance advert in blue (S.G. MA120a), uprated with 1840 1d. grey-black plate 1a TJ and used 1841 (Jan. 28) within London to Southwark, bold strikes of the experimental black Maltese Crosses, the adhesive with full margins except frame-line just shaved at foot of ''T'' square, soiled and discoloured along central horizontal filing crease. R.P.S. certificate (2012). S.G. Spec. ME1k,n, cat. £15,000. Photo.
437 | £300
1841 1d. red-brown plate 9 state 1 CD, DL, EA, KE, LG, LI, LJ, QH, QJ, QL and SE, state 2 AB, AK (on piece), BC and FC, each with four margins and used with black Maltese Cross, mainly fine. (15)
761 £320
Surface Printed: 1880-83 watermark crown 4d. grey-brown plate 18 FG imprimatur, with ample to good margins and part original gum, fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. J69, cat. £2,500. Photo.
1074 £1100
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 2s.6d., 5s., 10s. and £1, mint, a few bends or creases, otherwise of fine appearance with large part to full original gum (£1 gum toned). Photo.
1418 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 British Paintings 1s.9d. variety gold (Queen's head and value), embossing omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 774a, cat. £1,000, EC GBR1548b, 60 examples known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
176 £600
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A162 cancelled by black Maltese Cross on 1840 (Aug. 31), the first day of use of the experimental black Maltese Cross, in London to Maida Hill, with shield type ''10FN10/AU 31/1840'' datestamp in red and ''T•P/Chief Office'' in black on reverse, some staining but a very rare item. R.P.S. certificate (2009). Photo.
438 | £250
1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 state 1 AF, AH, DA, FA, FD, HB, IF, JI, IK, IL, state 2 CA, CH, each with four margins and used with black Maltese Cross, mainly fine. (12)
762 £230
Surface Printed: 1880–83 watermark Crown 1s. orange-brown plates 13 GG and 14 MG, 1883-84 watermark anchor on blued paper 2s.6d. lilac KE and white paper 2s.6d. AG, each overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, fine with gum. S.G. 163s, 175s, 178s, cat. £1,725. Photo.
1077 £680
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House £1 deep green, unmounted mint, a few tiny gum wrinkles and dots of ink on design, otherwise fine. S.G. 320, cat. £2,000. Photo.
1419 £210
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 Christmas 4d. variety vermilion omitted, with pencil ''73'' in corner on reverse, fine unmounted mint from the right of the sheet. S.G. 775b, cat. £650, EC GBR1550b, 120 examples known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
177 £230
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A163 (Forme 3) used 1840 (June 12) from London to Guernsey, cancelled by a neat red Maltese Cross, fine clean and uncreased envelope, attractive use to the Channel Islands. S.G. ME2. Photo.
439 | £90
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 BK, EC, GG, LJ and TA, each with four margins and used with black Maltese Cross, mainly fine. (5)
763 £240
Surface Printed: 1880–83 watermark crown 1s. orange-brown plate 13 MF mint, small portion of gum missing, otherwise fine. S.G. 163, cat. £875. Photo.
1079 £170
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House £1 deep green fine used with indistinct c.d.s. S.G. 320, cat. £750. Photo.
1420 £1200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Ships 5d. variety black (Queen's head, value, hull and inscription) omitted, fine unmounted mint with margin at foot, a scarce and spectacular error. S.G. 778a, cat. £3,500, EC GB1556MCa, 72 examples known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
178 £420
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A180 (Forme 4), unused with Cupar Tax Office inside (S.G. MA211b), scarce. S.G. Spec. ME2g cat. £2,500. Photo.
441 £250
1841 red-brown 1d. plate 11 IF fine used with Welshpool Maltese Cross, fine. R.P.S. certificate (1981). S.G. Spec. B1tua, cat. £750. Photo.
764 £2200
Surface Printed: 1882 (Nov.) Intended for Surcharge but Unissued: 1s. purple plate 13 BA comb perforated 14 and overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, faintly toned, otherwise fine with large part original gum, very scarce. S.G. Spec. K8, cat. £8,250. Ex Young. Photo.
1080 | £750
King George V: 1911 to 1935 fine mint collection incl. Downey Heads, 1912-24 values to 1s., six being lower left corner marginal examples, 1913 multiple Cypher 1/2d. and 1d., Bradbury and re-engraved seahorse sets, 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d., 1d., 11/2d., with inverted watermarks, also K.E.VIII and K.G.VI incl. 1939-48 10s. dark blue, mainly good to fine, mostly unmounted.
1421 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Ships 5d. variety grey (decks, etc.) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 778b, cat. £280, EC GBR1556b. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
179 £380
1840 Mulready 2d. letter sheet a97, cancelled by neat London District ''67'' numeral in black, with interesting endorsement on flap ''Mulready's design... unjustly laughed out of use by numerous caricatures'', small repair tear at top, a few creases and wrinkles, scarce and unusual endorsement, also 1840 cutting from the Glasgow Courier offering interesting defence and criticism of the Mulready design, plus reproductions of portraits of William Mulready (3), one being an attractive engraving (150 x 175mm) mounted on card . S.G. Spec. ME3, cat. £2,400. Photo.
442 £250
1841 1d. red-brown plate 20 AI imprimatur, a top marginal example showing inscription, good margins, thin in margin, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS9, cat. £1,500. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
765 £300
Surface Printed: 1880–81 'Provisional Issue': The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1/2d. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''3 NOV 80'' and endorsed ''After Striking'', very fine. S.G. Spec. K1, cat. £1,500. Photo.
1082 | £550
King George V: A collection on leaves, incl. Seahorses to £1 used, 1929 P.U.C. £1 fine used, etc., mixed condition. (61)
1422 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Ships 5d. variety red (inscription) omitted, in a lower right corner traffic light vertical strip of three with the red dot missing, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 778c, cat. £900+, EC GB1556MCc, around 144 known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
180 £720
1840 Mulready 2d. letter sheet a104, used 1841 (Aug. 1) to Suffolk with black Maltese Cross and Thetford date stamp. S.G. Spec. ME3, cat. £2,000. Photo.
444 £120
1841 1d. red-brown plate 21 DJ used (three large margins) tied to 1843 (Feb. 15) entire from Fearn to Invergordon by indistinct black obliterator and additionally cancelled with manuscript pen spiral, with two line ''FEARN/PENNY POST'' and boxed Tain datestamp on reverse, ex Alcock, and 1841 1d. red-brown plate 26 IB (clear to large margins) tied to 1842 (Oct. 15) from Belfast to Ballymoney by black Maltese Cross, with manuscript ''paid'' below the adhesive, filing fold well clear. Photo.
766 £240
Surface Printed: 1880–81 'Provisional Issue': The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1/2d. and 1883–84 1/2d., a photocopy of ink recipes nos. 934 ''Green Lake'' and 935 ''Blue Lack'' which were used for these two stamps and bearing the original slightly toned blocks of four of the De La Rue Queen Victoria dummy or sample stamps in the appropriate colours. Photo.
1083 | £1200
King George V: 1912-24 and 1924-26, a collection of mint controls in multiples, some unmounted, incl. 1912-24 1/2d. ''K17'' block of six with one stamp showing 'coloured mark on right dolphin's eye', 7d. bronze-green perf type P ''G15'' corner pair, 7d. olive-green perf. type P ''G15'' corner block of six, 7d. sage-green perf. type I ''J17'' corner strip of three unmounted, 10d. deep turqouise-blue perf. type P ''T22'' corner block of four, 1924-26 9d. perf. type I ''T33'' corner strip of three unmounted, etc., also two 1911 Downey blocks, mainly fine. (39 items)
1423 £120
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Anniversaries 1s.6d. variety yellow-green omitted, in a fine unmounted mint block of four from the left of the sheet. S.G. 794f, cat. £360. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
181 £2700
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: The Victoria & Albert envelope, unused and most attractive, very few known. Photo.
445 £550
1841 1d. red-brown plate 24 GL imprimatur, a very fine right marginal example showing inscription, good to large margins. S.G. Spec. BS13, cat. £1,500. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
767 £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 ''Aug 14 1879'' and stamped ''BEFORE/HARDENING'', very fine. S.G. Spec. K3, cat. £1,500. Photo.
1085 | £290
King George V: A mint and used collection on leaves incl. Downey heads, 1912-22 mint to 1s. incl. 9d. olive-green, 1913 Multiple Cypher 1/2d. and 1d. mint, 1924 Block Cypher mint to 1s., photogravure, P.U.C., Silver Jubilee, etc., mainly good to fine. (175)
1424 £190
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Cathedrals 9d. variety black (value) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 800a, cat. £300, EC GBR1600a. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
185 | £120
Cancellations: Undated Circles: A collection of eight covers with good to fine strikes of undated circles comprising ''SOWER-BRIDGE'' in red on 1841 (Dec. 14) cover franked with 1d. red-brown plate 9 NA, another cover with strike in blue, ''HOLMFIRTH'' in blue, ''TRUMPINGTON ST'' in green, ''BARFORD'', ''GAINFORD'', ''HOLLOWAY'' and ''INSTOW'' in black.
447 £260
1841 1d. red-brown plate 28 HL imprimatur, a right marginal example showing inscription, close to large margins, crease, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS17, cat. £1,500. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
768 £350
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 NOV 79'' and endorsed ''After Striking/34 Formes'' (having been taken after 34 plates had been made), also initialled in pencil, shows developing crack to the NW corner square, very fine. S.G. Spec. K3, cat. £1,500. Photo.
1087 | £210
King George V: A mint collection on leaves, incl. 1912-24 to 1s., 1913 1/2d. and 1d., 1924-26 to 1s., 2d. watermark sideways, 1929 P.U.C. 1d. with watermark sideways, etc., slightly mixed condition. (80)
1425 £600
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Investiture 5d. se-tenant strip of three variety black (value and inscription) omitted, fine unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. 802b-804b, cat. £1,950, EC GBR1604a, around 48 strips known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
186 | £550
Exhibitions: 1914 Philatelic Congress London, die proof in sepia on sunken card (114 x 95mm), same design but for the National Philatelic War Fund proof from the catalogue in green, 1916 National Philatelic War Fund stamp, imperforate proof sheet of twelve in black and blue, pencil note in margin ''Earham Blue'' most unusual.
448 £200
1841 1d. red-brown plate 31 HL imprimatur, a right marginal example showing inscription, good margins but touched at top, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS20 cat. £1,500. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
769 £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 ''Sep 1 79'' and stamped ''2'' and ''BEFORE HARDENING'' (dies 2 and 3 were never hardened as the design became obsolete), very fine. S.G. Spec. K3, cat. £1,500. Photo.
1088 | £110
King George V: An unmounted mint selection, incl. 1912-23 4d. slate-green block of four (R.P.S. certificate, 2004), etc., mainly fine. (59)
1427 £180
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Christmas 5d. variety light blue omitted, 1s.6d. with gold omitted and 1s.6d. with new blue omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G.813a, 814a, e, cat. £430. Ex Op den Kamp.
187 £120
Treasury Competition and Later Essays, Proofs and Trials: John Dickinson: 1837 London District Post 1d. envelope essay in yellow-buff on Dickinson's special silk thread paper, folded with small peripheral imperfection. Photo.
449 £190
1841 1d. red-brown plate 38 BL imprimatur, a right marginal example, good margins but touched at base, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS26A cat. £1,500. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
770 £270
Surface Printed: 1880–81 'Provisional Issue': The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1880–81 'Provisional Issue' 1d. and 2d., original ink recipe piece (200 x 165mm approx.) headed ''Fugitive Inks'' and with recipes for '1d. English Postage', ''945 - Cochineal Combination'' and '2d. English Postage' ''946 - Agate Red'', former affixed with block of four De La Rue Queen Victoria dummy stamps and latter with pair of 'DE LA RUE & Co.'' horizontal format labels, in the appropriate colours, former also with note in red added regarding the use of this ink for the 11/2d., some staining as usual. The reverse of the piece has recipes for nos. 949 and 950 ('1d. Unified Postage') with the dummy stamps missing (See also lot 1404, GROSVENOR auction Oct. 26 2017). Photo.
1091 | £130
King George V: 1911–12 Downey Heads: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1912 (Aug.) Die 2 1d. mint pair, one with 'no cross on crown', good range of shades, etc., varied condition. (78)
1428 £1400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Anniversaries 5d. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint, very scarce. S.G. 819a, cat. £4,250, EC GBR1638a, around 19 known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
188 | £210
Treasury Competition: 1839, September 6, edition of 'The Times' newspaper, complete and including on page 2 the announcement by the Lords of the Treasury inviting artists, scientists and the general public to submit ideas and designs for stamped covers, adhesive labels and for their security against forgery. Good condition, an historic item.
450 £3200
1841 1d. red-brown plate 39 JL very fine used with good to large margins and tied by the distinctive Channel Is. Maltese Cross to 1844 (June 6) entire letter from Jersey to London with ''SOUTHAMPTON/SHIP-LETTER'' handstamp and London morning duty ''7 JU 7/1844'' c.d.s. on reverse. The letter concerns the activities of Wesleyan missionaries in the Channel Islands (transcript included). B.P.A (1997) and Mike Jackson (2016) certificates. S.G. Spec. BS26Btc., cat. £55,000. Photo.
771 £850
Surface Printed: 1880–81 'Provisional Issue': The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. BC colour trial in lilac-purple, perf. 14 on gummed watermarked paper, very fine. This colour not listed by S.G. R.P.S. certificate (1980). Photo.
1092 | £820
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Heads: A collection of controls in strips and blocks (one pair), incl. 1/2d. die 1A perf. type 2(c) ''A 11'' (w) strip of three, die 1B perf. type 1 ''A 11'' (w) pair, die 1B perf. type 1 with nine extension holes in the left margin ''A 11'' (c) block of six (some creasing), die 2 wmk. Crown perf. type 1A ''B 12'' (c) block of nine, die 2 wmk. Crown perf. type 3 ''B 12'' (c) strip of three, 1d. die 1A perf. type 1 ''A. 11'' strip of three, die 1A perf. type 1A ''A. 11'' strip of six, die 1A perf. type 2(c) ''A 11'' (c) strip of three, die 1B perf. type 2(c) scarce ''A 11'' (w) strip of three, ''A 11'' (c) block of seven, die 1B perf. type 3 ''A 11'' (c) strip of three, die 2 wmk. Crown perf. types 1 and 1A ''B 11'' strips of three, perf. type 1A ''B 12'' (c) block of six, perf. type 3 ''B 11'' strip of three (left and right stamps thinned), ''B 12'' (c) strip of three, a few items plated, etc., varied condition, many stamps unmounted. (20 items) Ex Walker.
1430 £120
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Anniversaries 1s.6d. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 822a, cat. £320. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
189 | £230
Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue folder headed ''COMBINATIONS of STAMPED PAPERS produced from GENERAL PRINTING PLATE'', headed ''D'', titled inside ''AVAILABLE COMBINATIONS OF STAMPED PAPER FROM A GENERAL PRINTING PLATE'' with six impressions in blue with ''GOVERNMENT OF AFRICA'', values from 5s. to £5 with head of Britannia at left, also single 5s. on paper marked ''E'', attractive.
451 £230
1841 1d. red-brown plate 43 TF, used on the last official day of use of the Maltese Cross prior to the introduction of the numeral cancellation on 1 May 1844, with small to enormous margins displaying lower right corner square of adjoining impression at top, neatly tied to 1844 (Apr. 30) cover from Liverpool to Halifax by black Maltese Cross, trivial filing fold barely affecting left hand edge of adhesive, a very rare cover. Photo.
772 £1200
Surface Printed: 1880–81 'Provisional Issue': The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. KA and KB colour trials in mauve, perf. 14 on watermarked paper, each on small piece with ''LONDON E.C/I 6/MR 16/81'' trial squared circle cancellations, KB showing attempted removal of the cancellation, KA defective. R.P.S. certificates (1981). S.G. Spec. K3, cat. £9,000. Photo.
1093 £450
King George V: 1911-12 die 1A watermark crown 1/2d. green, an ''A11'' control block of six displaying white blob right of left ''1/2'' [R. 20/2] and white spot at top of forehead [R. 19/3] varieties, stamps unmounted, some creasing, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. N1, c, d. Photo.
1431 £1150
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Literary Anniversaries 5d. variety imperforate in a very fine unmounted mint left traffic light block of eight comprising two se-tenant blocks of four. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. 824ab, EC GB1647Ima, 30 blocks known. Photo.
190 £170
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: 1879 Tender surface printed essay engraved by W. Ridgeway, 1d. imperforate composite strip of the six designs in green, fine. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. Photo.
452 £180
1841 1d. red-brown plate 50 TD imprimatur, small to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. BS27 cat. £1,500. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
773 £800
Surface Printed: 1880–81 'Provisional Issue': The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 11/2d. colour trial in yellow-orange, perf. 14 on gummed, watermarked paper, a lower left corner marginal example, very fine and fresh, perfs. separated between stamp and margin at left reinforced with hinge. Very scarce. S.G. Spec. K4, cat. from £3,000. Photo.
1093A £60
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1A watermark crown 1/2d. on photographic postcard showing King George V, used to Sheffield with Boscombe 1911 (June 22) first day c.d.s., fine and scarce. Photo.
1433 | £550
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Christmas, a small selection of varieties, mainly unmounted mint, incl. 5d. with emerald omitted, 1s.6d. with salmon omitted, 4d. vertical pair with embossing omitted, 4d. horizontal strip of six with perforation error resulting in three part imperforate, etc. (25) Ex Op den Kamp.
191 £170
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: 1879 Tender surface printed essay engraved by W. Ridgeway, 1d. imperforate composite strip of the six designs in red, fine. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. Photo.
453 £320
1841 1d. red-brown plate 52 AF imprimatur, a top marginal example showing inscription, small to good margins, small thin in margin, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS27 cat. £1,500. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
774 £500
Surface Printed: 1880–81 'Provisional Issue': The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 11/2d. colour trial in blue-green, perf. 14 on gummed, watermarked paper, corner crease at lower right not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and fresh. Very scarce. S.G. Spec. K4, cat. from £3,000. Photo.
1097 £170
King George V: 1911–12 Downey Heads: 1911 die 2 1d. imperforate paper trial in carmine, a block of four from the lower right corner of the pane on John Allen machine finish on face, fine. S.G. Spec. cat. £560+. Photo.
1434 £220
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Christmas 4d. horizontal strip of three from the top left corner of the sheet, variety imperforate between stamp and left margin, fine unmounted mint, very scarce. S.G. Spec. W198d, EC GB1676IMa, 10 known, cat. £650. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
192 £170
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: 1879 Tender surface printed essay engraved by W. Ridgeway, 1d. imperforate composite strip of the six designs in blue, fine. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. Photo.
454 £240
1841 1d. red-brown plate 55 TB imprimatur, good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. BS27 cat. £1,500. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
775 | £900
Surface Printed: 1880-81 ''Provisional'' issue, a selection, comprising 1d. imprimatur, 1/2d., 11/2d., 2d. and 5d. in blocks of four overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, issued 1d. (2), 11/2d. and 2d. (block of four), varied condition. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie.
1098 £170
King George V: 1911–12 Downey Heads: 1911 die 2 1d. imperforate paper trial in carmine, a block of four from the lower right corner of the pane on John Allen special finish thin paper, fine. S.G. Spec. cat. £560+. Photo.
1435 £170
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Christmas 5d. variety imperforate in a horizontal pair, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 839c, cat. £500, EC GBR1678c, 120 pairs known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
193 £4200
Essays, Proof and Trials: 1894 Double Stamp Reply Postage essays, with 21/2d. vertical pairs with letters in blue (2), brown (2) and black (2), with ''DOUBLE STAMP'' and ''FOR LETTER & REPLY'' or ''REPLY STAMP'' and ''FOR LETTER AND REPLY'', numbered 1 to 6 and affixed to 1894 (Nov. 20) De La Rue Appendix page, the first three endorsed ''Specimens of temporary Stamps following the copy sent'' and the last three ''Specimens of temporary Stamps with the lettering re-arranged'', folded through lower three stamps, unique. Photo.
455 £220
1841 1d. red-brown plate 56 JG imprimatur, small to good margins, cut into at left, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS27 cat. £1,500. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
776 £120
Surface Printed: 1880–81 Provisional Issue 1/2d. to 5d. set and 1881 die I 1d. and die II 1d., mint or part original gum, mixed condition. (8)
1099 £170
King George V: 1911–12 Downey Heads: 1911 die 2 1d. imperforate paper trial in carmine, an upper right corner block of four on John Dickinson extra superfine paper, fine. S.G. Spec. cat. £560+. Photo.
1436 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Ulster Paintings 71/2p. variety pale olive-grey omitted, fine unmounted mint from the top of the sheet. S.G. 882a, cat. £380, EC GBR1764a, 100 known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
194 £1800
Essays, Proofs and Trials: 1894 Double Stamp Reply Postage essay pair with centres in orange as 1887-92 Jubilee issues, then with handpainted inscriptions in black, affixed to paper with manuscript ''Reply-Paid Letter/ Rough Design for Double/Postage Stamp'' above, fine. Photo.
456 £320
1841 1d. red-brown plate 59 AJ imprimatur, a top marginal example showing inscription, small to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. BS28 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
777 £80
Surface Printed: 1880-81 Provisional Issue 1/2d. deep green, lower marginal block of ten, stamps unmounted, overall gum toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 164, Spec. K1(1). Photo.
1100 £450
King George V: 1911–12 Downey Heads: 1911 die 2 1d. imperforate paper trials, set of eleven, fine and fresh.
1437 £150
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Literary Anniversaries 3p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 884a, EC GB1768MCa, cat. £275. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
196 £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 at top and foot and slots left and right, on glazed card cut down to 22 x 25mm and mounted in sunken frame 32 x 39mm for exhibition purposes, very fine. Photo.
457 £210
1841 1d. red-brown plate 62 BG imprimatur, good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. BS28 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
778 £170
Surface Printed: 1880-81 'Provisional Issue' 1/2d. pale green imprimatur, good margins and large part original gum, small thin at top, otherwise fine. Ex Sir Gawaine Ballie. S.G. Spec. K1(2). Photo.
1102 £170
King George V: 1911–12 Downey Heads: 1912 die 2 watermark crown 1d. aniline scarlet in a ''B 12'' (w) control pair, fine unmounted mint. Hendon certificate (2017). S.G. 343, Spec. N11(5), cat. £550+. Photo.
1438 £250
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 British Anniversaries 3p. variety olive-brown (faces, etc.) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 887c, cat. £700, EC GBR1774c, around 100 known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
197 £300
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 20, 1878'', small violet ''R.C.B.S.'' handstamps on reverse, very fine. Similar to the head used for the 1878 high values but with forehead engraved, and produced immediately after the 10s. progressive dies. Photo.
458 £130
1841 1d. red-brown plate 70 IG imprimatur, small to good margins, touched at top left, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS28 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
780 £220
Surface Printed: 1880-81 'Provisional Issue' 11/2d. Venetian red imprimatur, good margins and large part original gum, very light crease at top, otherwise fine. Ex Sir Gawaine Ballie. S.G. Spec. K4, cat. £525. Photo.
1103 £170
King George V: 1912 die 2 watermark crown 1d. aniline scarlet in a mint lower marginal strip of three, right stamp unmounted, fine. B.P.A. certificate (2005). S.G. 343, Spec. N11(5), cat. £625. Photo.
1439 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 British Anniversaries set, variety missing phosphor, fine unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. 887Ey-889Ey, cat. £471. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
198 £260
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.
459 £220
1841 1d. red-brown plate 71 TH imprimatur, good to large margins, ink marks on the reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS28 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
782 £150
1880–81 'Provisional Issue' 2d. pale rose, in a block of nine with sheet margin at left, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9 with gum, the lower middle stamp repaired at foot, some gum wrinkles and bends and rather heavy hinge remainders, two are unmounted. S.G. 168s, cat. £990. Photo.
1104 £170
King George V: 1911–12 Downey Heads: 1912 (Sept.) watermark multiple cypher 1/2d. green in an imperforate block of four from the right of the sheet, fine mint. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. Spec. N6(1)f, cat. £1,000. Photo.
1440 £80
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Christmas 3p. variety lemon (window panels) omitted, fine unmounted mint, with normal for comparison. S.G. 895c, cat. £350, EC GBR1790c. Photo.
199 £300
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, cross hatching on cheek simulated by scratches, 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, a trifle soiled, otherwise very fine. Photo.
460 £200
1841 1d. red-brown plate 72 TC imprimatur, small to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. BS28 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
783 £450
Surface Printed: 1880-81 'Provisional Issue' 5d. indigo imprimatur, good margins and large original gum, very light crease, otherwise fine. Ex Sir Gawaine Ballie. S.G. Spec. K6, cat. £1,650. Photo.
1105 £270
King George V: 1911–12 Downey Heads: 1912 die 2 watermark multiple cypher 1d. scarlet imperf. block of four, unmounted mint, tiny tone spot, otherwise fine. S.G. 350b. Photo.
1441 £90
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Christmas 3p. variety lemon (window panels) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 895c, cat. £350, EC GBR1790c. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
203 £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 cut down to 22 x 25mm and mounted in sunken frame (28 x 36mm) for exhibition purposes, very fine. Photo.
461 £350
1841 1d. red-brown plate 79 AB imprimatur, a top marginal example showing inscription, small to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. BS29 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
784 £170
Surface Printed: 1880-81 Provisional Issue 5d. indigo block of six (3 x 2) overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, full lightly toned gum and tone spot on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. K6s, cat. £960. Photo.
1109 £1000
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d., 1d., 2d. (2) die I, 21/2d., 3d., 4d., 5d., 6d., 7d., 8d., 9d. agate (2), 10d. and 1s. all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 26, some marginal, mainly fine and fresh. S.G. cat. £4,020. Photo.
1442 £95
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Christmas 71/2p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint with margin at right, with normal for comparison. S.G. 896a, cat. £300, EC GBR1792a, around 200 known. Photo.
204 £420
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: 1881 6d. blue and 1s. purple ''INLAND PARCEL POST'' die proof essays on glazed card (92 x 60mm), 6d. design with inscription and value in circular frame around Queen's head, slight rubbing, 1s. with inscription at top and value at foot, fine. Photo.
462 £190
1841 1d. red-brown plate 83 BL imprimatur, a right marginal example showing inscription, small to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. BS29 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
785 | £8800
Surface Printed: The 1881 Unified One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: The Peter Young Collection of covers etc. in a F.G. Plymouth album, an extensive and interesting volume with a wide range of uses incl. Die I 1881 (Dec.) front from Bradford to Melbourne bearing a block of four and two singles paying 6d. Colonial rate, 1882 (Mar.) piece with block of 8 and pair cancelled Panama ''C35''; Die 2 1898 (Dec. 29) Imperial 1d. Post envelopes (2) from Exeter and Lincoln to Calcutta (the first date of this post going to India); 1890 (Feb.) envelope with a very finely executed pen and ink illustration of a horse in a stable sent from Ardross to the Matron of H.M. Prison, Perth; Paquebot uses incl. 1898 (Oct.) envelope to Hungary franked at 71/2d. and 1899 (Sept.) envelope to Bari with 1d. (2) and 1887–92 1/2d. both via Greenock cancelled different 'Adria' anchor marks, 1900(c.) large part envelope with 1d. (10) cancelled ''POSTED ON THE HIGH SEAS'' in mauve; Redirected Mail from Overseas; Postage Due incl. 1896 (July) envelope from Cheltenham to Yokohama underpaid at 3d. with Japanese adhesive affixed for 10 sen postage due and with six 'ADVERTISED' flags attached; Military Concessionary Rate covers and associated incl. 1884 (May) large envelope from Panama to Devon with 1d. strip of four cancelled Panama ''C35'' duplexes, 1882 (June) and 1885 (Mar.) envelopes each with ''HONG-KONG'' c.d.s.'s on front and with 1d. (2) cancelled on arrival in London, 1889 (Mar.) envelope from Abergele to Sikkin Field Force with 1d. strip of five paying U.P.U. Foreign rate and with ''EXPERIMENTAL.P.O.'' c.d.s. on reverse, 1890 (Jan.) envelope to London, endorsed ''H.M.S. Australia, Cape de Verde Islands'' with 1d. cancelled ''BRISTOL'' squared circle and with ''BRISTOL/SHIP LETTER'' handstamp on front, 1901 (May) envelope to Bangalore endorsed ''China Field Force'' with 1d. cancelled ''F.P.O. NO. 4'' c.d.s.; Overseas Use with Ascension 1899 (piece) with 1d. and 1887–92 2d. and 1901 (Aug.) p.p.c. with 1d. cancelled ''ASCENSION'' c.d.s.'s, Niger Company 1899 (Feb.) envelope to Sheffied with 1d. cancelled boxed ''BURUTU'' and 1899 (Jan.) front with 1d cancelled ''LOKOJA''; Disinfected Mail 1899 (Nov.) p.p.c. from Beirut to Malta with ''DISINFECTED/LAZARETTO-MALTA'' c.d.s. on reverse; Used with Railway Stamps (3); Continental Night mail ''C.X./1'' 1886 (May) postcard and ''C.S./2'' 1883 (Dec.) mourning envelope franked at 5d. and 81/2d. respectively; Express covers (2); Late Fee to overseas destinations (4) incl. 1881 (Dec.) envelope from Lombard St. to Cape Town with 6d. plate 17 IA-IC strip and 1d. all with ''DL&Co'' perfins, 1884 (May) large part envelope from London to British Guiana bearing 1880–83 3d. on 3d. (4), 6d. on 6d. AA-AC-BB-BC irregular block of five plus 1d. late fee; Registered Mail; Delayed Mail incl. 1891 (Sept.) envelope from London to New Zealand with ''Saved from the wreck of the ''WAIRARAPA'''' handstamp; Officials, Revenue use, etc. (approx. 125 items)
1111 £220
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. lower right corner and 1d. left marginal imperf. blocks of four in deeper shades, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 26, some gum wrinkles, otherwise fine with gum. S.G. Spec. N14u, N16u, cat. £720+. Photo.
1443 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Polar Explorers 5p. variety gold (Queen's head) and phosphor omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 898Eya, cat. £325, EC GB1796MCb, 98 mint known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
205 £320
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Printer's Sample for Colour and Design: 1884 piece dated ''June 20. 1884'', headed ''Appendix A'' and bearing issued G.B. 1881 die 2 1d., 1883–84 1/2d., 2d. DO and Egypt 1879 20pa. and 1pi., together with embossed 1882 De La Rue Dummy Stamps with Victor Emmanuel head engraved by Professor L. Bigola with collar dated ""30.1.82"" in orange-vermilion on wove paper. This was submitted to Mr. Ionides the Consul General for Greece in an abortive attempt to secure the contract for the small Hermes head issue. Robson Lowe certificate of opinion (1979). Photo.
463 £160
1841 1d. red-brown plate 91 AD imprimatur, small to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. BS30 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
786 £1300
Surface Printed: 1881 die I 14 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. die proof in black on glazed card cut down to stamp size and mounted on piece from De La Rue Striking book inscribed '1881' and 'No 252' in red and with dates the leads were struck for the 8 plates between May 10 and May 24 in black ink, usual tiny imperfections for a Striking Book piece. Unique. S.G. Spec. K7, cat. £1,750. Photo.
1113 | £1250
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. to 21/2d. accumulation of mint singles and a few multiples, range of shades incl. 1/2d. olive-green with watermark inverted (R.P.S. certificate, 1980), 1d. pink, selection of control singles incl. 1/2d. ''L 18'' (imperf.) with inverted wmk., reconstructed 'sheetlets' incl. 2d. die 1 sheetlets of 16 (3), also a few used, etc., mixed condition, some with toned gum, some unmounted. (approx. 120 items) Ex Walker.
1444 £180
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Polar Explorers 71/2p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 899a, cat. £550. EC GBR1798a , around 50 known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
206 £200
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Experimental Die - A Solid Steel Plate: 1895 die proof of a small Queen's head in black with uncleared circular surround on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''9 DEC. 95'' in blue, very fine. On Nov. 21 1895, De La Rue were authorised to make a new original ½d. die for experiments in making a plate that was all steel, as in the stationery stamps. This uncleared proof shows the die much more deeply and heavily engraved than for typographic use. Photo.
464 £380
1841 1d. red-brown plate 94 FC-GD unused block of four with large part original gum, with clear to very large margins displaying traces of adjoining units at upper right, horizontal crease through dividing margin and scissor cuts affecting left hand units, otherwise a fresh block in a characteristic pale red shade. S.G. Spec. BS31. Photo.
787 £700
Surface Printed: 1881 die I 14 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. selection comprising an imprimatur, a block of four overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, a mint marginal block of four and a lower right corner marginal pair, mint singles (2, one bluish lilac but only part gum) and a used single with misplaced watermark showing part of marginal ''S'' watermark, the Specimen block with crease, otherwise mainly fine. (14) Photo.
1114 | £920
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. to 1s. group of control pieces with perforation varieties, mainly in strips of three with perf. type 2(c) incl. 21/2d. ''C 14'', 4d. ''J 17'', 6d. ''C. 13'', ''W. 23'', 7d. ''J 17'', 1s. ''J 17'', type 3 1/2d. ''J 17'', ''M 19'', 21/2d. ''I 16'', 6d. dull purple ''C. 13'', 6d. reddish purple ''C. 13'', 6d. slate-purple ''C. 13'' (R.P.S. certificate, 1976), type 3A 6d. dull purple ''C. 13'', also five singles with perf. type 2(c), some unlisted, varied condition but mainly fine with some unmounted, scarce group. (30 items) Ex Walker.
1445 | £420
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Churches, a group of varieties and colour shifts, incl. 3p. single and control block of four with shift of red to left, 3p. vertical strip of three with preprinting paper repair, 4p. variety violet-blue omitted (mounted and with light crease), 71/2p. shift of black and blue, etc., also 1958 3d. tête-bêche pair used, 1966 Hastings imperf. progressive proofs (8), 1971 Christmas 71/2p vertical pair with shift of mauve to right, embossing varieties (5), and 1976 Christmas 61/2p. imperf. corner single, mainly fine. (27)
207 £500
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Ink Trials: 1890 (ca.) part of a page from De La Rue archives, entitled ''Specimens printed with Aniline Purple Ink/Fugitive Ink.'' and with four imperforate blocks of four Minerva head dummy or trial stamps from the multi-die plate, affixed (dies 3 and 4 se-tenant), annotated alongside ''No. 1 on white paper'', ''No. 1 on blue paper'', ''No. 2 on white paper'', and ''No. 2 on blue paper'', each block crossed by a horizontal crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. This sheet shows samples ca. 1890–1900 that probably were ingredients of the firm's Cochineal Purple, used in the purple ink developed for the Jubilee issue of 1887. Photo.
465 £750
1841 1d. red-brown plate 99 QG-SI block of nine, clear to good margins, unused with part original gum, faults. S.G. Spec. BS31. Photo.
788 £240
Surface Printed: 1881 die I 14 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. lilac with ''O.U.S.'' underprint reading upwards fine used on small neat 1881 (Oct. 18) envelope from Oxford to Brixton, vendor states that this is the earliest known date, also die 2 1d lilac with underprint reading upwards fine used on piece. S.G. Spec. PP158 & 159, cat. £800. Photo.
1115 | £8000
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. to 1s. large duplicated accumulation in a stockbook and on leaves, the majority in single or multiple control pieces with 1/2d. (approx. 370), 1d. (approx. 300), 11/2d. (approx. 180), 2d. (69), 21/2d. (77), 3d. (25), 4d. (20), 5d. (8), 6d. (20), 7d. (11), 8d. (3), 9d. agate (14), 9d. green strip of three (without gum), 10d. (8) and 1s. (14), also with many non-control singles and multiples in addition, plus some used, wide range of shades, some with certificates, mixed condition with some colour affected. (100s)
1446 £220
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Churches 3p. and 5p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 904a, 906a, cat. £550. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
208 £400
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 King Pedro V of Portugal defaced by a cross, printed in orange, a lower marginal block of four, very fine. Photo.
466 £170
1841 1d. red-brown plate 101 HG imprimatur, small to large margins, a few ink marks on the reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS31 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
789 | £1650
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: The mainly mint balance of the collection with multiples incl. blocks of 60 (2) showing marginal settings etc., a lower right corner block of six and block of 24 (two rows of the sheet) without marginal rules and printed in ink 951, block of six in bluish lilac showing perf. shift, a block of 24 with a number of units showing 'streamer' flaws (spurs to letter serifs), a top marginal block of six on apparently ribbed paper (B.P.A. certificate, 1974), a horizontal strip of three with double vertical perforations, control ''S'' corner strip with paper fold perf. error, a pair and I.R. Official strip with one stamp in each showing printing varieties due to foreign matter on the plate, three singes (2 used) showing possible coil-machine separations, advertising facsimiles with Bovril and Sunlight Soap items, ''THE BALLOON/THE NEW FARCICAL COMEDY'' advertising label based on 1d. lilac 'mint' block of four in pale greenish blue, also a few other items incl. De La Rue 1893(ca.) religious bookmark printed on silk, etc.
1116 | £3800
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d., a comprehensive collection of controls in two binders, mainly in strips of three or blocks of six, good range of shades, watermark types I, II and III, many items plated, varieties, pieces with inverted watermark with ''C 13'' strip of three, ''L 18'' block of six and ''N 19'' strip of three, range of ''Q 21'' controls showing wide and close settings, etc., varied condition, mainly fine, many unmounted. (approx. 485 items) Ex Walker.
1447 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Churches 3p. variety gold (Queen's head) and phosphor omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 904Eya, cat. £350, EC GBR1808c, 100 known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
209 £600
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Queen Victoria Large Head Dummy Stamps: 1862 (ca.) die proof of the head (14.5 x 11.3mm) used for the large head Queen Victoria sample or dummy stamps, and a die proof of the completed design with ''DE LA RUE & Co./LONDON'' legend, both in black on glazed cards (92 x 60mm) without markings, former card with 5mm tear at right well clear of proof and with small violet ''R.C.B.S'' handstamps on reverse, otherwise fine. Photo.
467 £160
1841 1d. red-brown plate 104 AK imprimatur, a top marginal example showing inscription, close to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. BS32 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
790 £800
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. ink 951, [R. 19/4–20/6] lower marginal block of six (3 x 2) marginal setting 1 with no marginal rule and showing inverted ''AGE'' part of ''POSTAGE'' watermark in margin (see footnote S.G. Spec. vol. 1, page 236 where this item is mentioned), very fine and fresh unmounted mint (mounted in margin). A rare multiple. Photo.
1118 £220
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. green ''B.13'' control corner strip of three overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 26, unmounted mint, a few light creases, otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. N14t, cat. £525+. Photo.
1448 £90
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Churches 4p. variety violet-blue omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 905b, cat. £300, EC GBR1810a, 100 known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
210 £320
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Dummy Stamps: Queen Victoria Large Head Dummy Stamps imperforate marginal blocks of four in violet and purple, singles in pale orange-red and pale green and a perf. 14 single in grey-green, on gummed unwatermarked paper, the blocks with some rubbing and one stamp with scissor cut at top, otherwise mainly fine. (11) Photo.
468 £130
1841 1d. red-brown plate 108 TG imprimatur, good margins, small tone mark at base, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS32 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
791 £1200
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. die proof in lilac on glazed card (92 x 60mm) without markings, slight rubbing, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. K8, cat. £5,500. Photo.
1119 £450
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. pair with ''W 24'' control with imperf. margin, and strip of three with ''W 24'' control with perf. margin, the latter with pencil notes on reverse of margin and a few gum bends, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. N14, cat. £400. Photo. Ex Walker.
1449 £420
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Christmas 21/2p. variety gold omitted, fine unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. 913a, cat. £1,750, EC GBR1826a, 36 mint known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
211 £380
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Minerva Head Dummy Stamps: 1880 (ca.) uncleared Minerva head die proofs (2) with heads facing left and right, in black on glazed cards (92 x 60mm), latter with corner crease at upper right well clear of proof, otherwise fine. Photo.
469 £210
1841 1d. red-brown plate 109 TG imprimatur, small to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. BS32 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
792 £350
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''3 JUN 81'' and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', trace of slight staining well clear of proof, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. K8, cat. £1,500. Photo.
1120 £150
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. deep blue- (''Myrtle'') green lower margin single (pencil note in margin), small area of light toning on reverse otherwise fine unmounted mint. R.P.S. certificate (2017). S.G. Spec. N14(15), cat. £300. Photo.
1450 £210
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Christmas 3p. variety bright green omitted, 3p. with bluish violet omitted and 7p. with ochre omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 914b, c, 915a, cat. £900. Ex Op den Kamp.
212 £420
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Dummy Stamps: 1885 (ca.) ''DE LA RUE LONDON/TWO PENCE'' large head die proof and ''DE LA RUE/LONDON/3d.'' small head die proof, each lettered HB, in black on glazed card cut down to stamp size and mounted together in sunken frame (61 x 33mm) for exhibition purposes, very fine and most attractive. Photo.
470 £270
1841 1d. red-brown plate 110 TG imprimatur, small to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. BS32 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
793 £750
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. and 1887–92 'Jubilee' 1/2d. die proofs in black on glazed card, cut down to stamp size and mounted together on piece from De La Rue Striking book, dated 'Feb 1 1889' and inscribed '12 leads from ea(ch)/die for repairs', minor staining at top as often found on these proofs, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. K8, cat. £3,250 (for a similar piece dated Aug. 16). Photo.
1121 | £280
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. cobalt-green in a corner block of twelve (4 x 3) with ''T 22'' (perf.) control, a few light gum bends or wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint. R.P.S. certificate (2017). S.G. Spec. N14(17), cat. £480+.
1451 £220
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Royal Silver Wedding 3p. variety silver (value and inscription) omitted fine unmounted mint. S.G. 916a, cat. £775, EC GBR1832a. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
213 £260
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Dummy Stamps: 1885 (ca.) ''DE LA RUE LONDON/TWO PENCE'' large head die proof lettered HB, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) without makings, very fine. Photo.
471 £200
1841 1d. red-brown plate 112 TH imprimatur, small to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. BS32 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
794 £850
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. die proof in black on glazed card, cut down to stamp size and mounted on piece from De La Rue Striking book (55 x 76mm) inscribed 'Jan 4/24 leads/for repairs' and further endorsed with dates between 'Jan 10' and 'Jan 23' when 240 leads for plates 129–142 were taken (these plates were made but not used), trivial surface rubbing but very fine. Unique. S.G. Spec. K8, cat. £1,500. Photo.
1122 £380
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. deep cobalt-green in a strip of three with ''T 22'' (perf.) control, corner stamp with small thin, the right stamp unmounted, scarce multiple. R.P.S. certificate (2017). S.G. Spec. N14(18), cat. £1,000 as singles. Photo.
1452 £210
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 3p. se-tenant pair, 5p. and 9p. all variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 923ab, 925a, 927a, cat. £825. Ex Op den Kamp.
214 £280
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Dummy Stamps: 1885(c.) 4d. HB die proof of head and duty plate in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) without markings, vertical crease to left of proof but not affecting it, otherwise fine. Wiseman F9b. Photo.
472 £120
1841 1d. red-brown plate 115 AB imprimatur, a top marginal example, close to good margins, pinhole, slight corner crease, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS32 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
795 £380
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. die proof in black on glazed card cut down to stamp size and mounted on piece from De La Rue Striking book inscribed '1881' and 'No 253' in red and with dates the leads were struck for the eight plates made between June 11 and June 30 in black ink, a little stained and soiled. Unique. S.G. Spec. K8, cat. £1,500. Photo.
1123 £380
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d., corner block of six overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 24, light gum wrinkling, fine with gum. S.G. Spec. N16w, cat. £480+. Photo.
1453 £380
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 3p. Livingstone single variety turquoise-blue (background and inscription) omitted, fine unmounted mint very scarce. S.G. 923c, cat. £2,500, EC GBR1846b. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
215 £320
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Proofs Bearing Engravers Records: 1880 Original Head Die No. 244, with vertical lines in the ribbon at the back of the neck, in black with uncleared oval surround, on buff card (93 x 61mm), endorsed ''Die 244 - The Original die/(Forn. Bill Head)'' and ''See Die 246 on page 52'', this produced Punch 245 in December 1880 for the Foreign Bill style of head. Usual condition for these unusual proofs. See Die Proofs of De La Rue (1)—Proofs on buff card by Peter Young FRPSL, GB Journal volume 54, number 1. Photo.
473 £350
1841 1d. red-brown plate 121 SL imprimatur, right marginal example, good to large margins, some paper adhering to margin, fine. S.G. Spec. BS32 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
796 £260
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. black on green, imperforate plate proof lower right corner marginal block of four from upper pane showing marginal pillars at foot, exceptionally fine for this. S.G. Spec. K8, cat. £900+. Photo.
1124 | £170
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. imperforate blocks of four from the left and right of the sheet, overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 24, fine with full gum. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. Spec. N16x, cat. £720.
1454 £300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 3p. Stanley single variety turquoise-blue (background and inscription) omitted, fine unmounted mint very scarce. S.G. 924c, cat. £2,500, EC GBR1846b. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
216 £290
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Proofs Bearing Engravers Records: 1895 Unappropriated Revenue £2.10. die proof in back on buff card (60 x 92mm), manuscript date of ''21•5•95'', inscribed ''Foreign Bill'' and with further date endorsements at left showing when the die was being worked on. Usual condition for these unusual proofs. See Die Proofs of De La Rue (1)—Proofs on buff card by Peter Young FRPSL, GB Journal volume 54, number 1. Photo.
474 £320
1841 1d. red-brown plate 124 AJ imprimatur, a top marginal example, small to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. BS32 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
797 £350
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. lilac on buff, imperforate plate proof upper left corner marginal block of four, faint creasing but very fine for this. S.G. Spec. K8, cat. £900+. Photo.
1128 | £3500
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 1d., a comprehensive collection of controls in a binder, mainly in strips of three or blocks of six, good range of shades, watermark types I, II and III, many items plated, varieties, pieces with wmk. inverted and reversed, ''C 13'' strip of three and ''I 16'' block of four with inverted wmks., range of ''Q 21'' controls showing wide and close settings, etc., varied condition, some pieces without margin at right, many unmounted. (approx. 445 items) Ex Walker.
1459 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 British Paintings 5p. variety greenish yellow omitted, in a horizontal pair with sheet margin at foot, fine unmounted mint, very scarce. Brandon certificate (2008) for a block of four. S.G. 932b, cat. £2,700. EC GBR1864b, around 30 known. Photo.
217 £300
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Postal Stationery: Newspaper Wrappers: 1878 1d. (LW3) die proof in black on buff card (70 x 49mm, see Die Proofs of De La Rue (1)—Proofs on buff card by Peter Young FRPSL, GB Journal volume 54, number 1), endorsed 'Die 232. Punch 149' in red ink and additionally in pencil, usual condition for these proofs, also a cut down die proof (surface scuff) affixed to piece from De La Rue striking book endorsed ''April 28/50 leads'' in black and ''for S.H order No. 57/May 20'' in red, and two colour trials in red struck on a single piece of cream wove paper (127 x 95mm), some peripheral age stains, otherwise fine. (3 items) Photo.
475 £130
1841 1d. red-brown plate 132 PG imprimatur, small to good margins, cut into at top-right, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. B2 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
798 £700
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. colour trial in purple-brown, perf. 14 on gummed Crown watermarked white paper, fine and fresh with part original gum. R.P.S. certificate (1980). See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 253, cat. from £3,250. Photo.
1129 £150
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. pink, unmounted mint., minor crease, otherwise fine. Photostat of R.P.S. certificate (1978) for a pair of which this is the right hand example. S.G. Spec. N16(10), cat. £350. Photo.
1461 £160
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p. PVA variety imperforate in a right margin horizontal pair, a gum wrinkle, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 948a, cat. £600, EC GBR1896f, around 50 pairs known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
218 £140
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Postal Stationery: Newspaper Wrappers: 1880/81 1/2d. (LW2 with vertical shading to ribbons) die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''7 MAR 80'' in blue and further endorsed ''Mar 8 1881/Before Striking'', card with small corner crease, otherwise fine. Photo.
476 £200
1841 1d. red-brown plate 133 RG imprimatur, small to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. B2 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
799 £550
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. colour trial in an orange-brown shade, imperforate on gummed Crown watermarked white paper, fine and fresh with large part original gum. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 253, cat. from £3,250. Photo.
1130 £140
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. deep orange-vermilion fine mint. R.P.S. certificate (1975). S.G. Spec. N16(16), cat. £375. Photo.
1462 £480
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p. PVAD variety grey-black (value, inscription, etc.) omitted, in a lower right corner traffic light block of four with the grey-black dot missing, a few gum wrinkles, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 948b, cat. £640+, EC GB1897MCa, around 100 examples are known but a traffic light block is rare. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
219 £110
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Postal Stationery: Newspaper Wrappers: 1882 1/2d. (LW4 with horizontal shading to ribbons) die proof in black 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), uncleared, dated ''14 MAY 82'' in blue and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', endorsed ''die made for Steels/1st Steel forme made 20 Ap 83'' in red ink and additionally in pencil, usual condition for these proofs. Photo.
477 £85
1841 1d. red-brown plate 134 QG imprimatur, small to good margins, cut into at left, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. B2 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
800 £720
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. colour trial in orange-yellow, imperforate on gummed Crown watermarked white paper, part original gum, hinge remainders and offsets on gum, otherwise fine. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 253, cat. from £3,250 each. Photo.
1131 | £110
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. scarlet pair one with ''Q'' for ''O'' variety, 11/2d. pair one with ''PENCF'', fine mint. S.G. 357a, 364a, cat. £300.
1463 £90
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p. PVAD variety blue (leg, robes) omitted, fine unmounted mint from the top of the sheet. S.G. 948d, cat. £300, EC GBR1897c, around 180 mint known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
220 £450
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1887 die II 1/2d. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''6 APR. 87'' and stamped ''BEFORE/HARDENING'', a faulty impression showing weak corner at lower right, very fine, and 1888 die III 1/2d. die proof in black on buff card (87 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 ''16 AUG 88'', stamped ''BEFORE/HARDENING'' and endorsed ''Softened & rectified'' in red ink, usual condition for one of these proofs. Huggins CP21. Photo.
478 £320
1841 1d. red-brown plate 136 AE imprimatur, a top marginal example, small to good margins, some adherence in margin, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. B2 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
801 £820
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. colour trials in two contrasting shades of blue, perf. 14 on gummed Crown watermarked white paper, some staining and other imperfections, one regummed. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 253, cat. from £3,250 each. Photo.
1132 | £1550
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d., a comprehensive collection of controls in a binder, mainly in strips of three or blocks of six, good range of shades, watermark types I, II and III, many items plated, varieties, ''N 19'' block of six with wmk. inverted, another with wmk. inverted and reversed, ''Q 21'' controls showing wide and close settings, etc., varied condition, many unmounted. (approx. 184 items) Ex Walker.
1464 £180
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p. PVA variety blue and rosy mauve omitted, fine unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. 948f, cat. £700, EC GBR1896e, around 40 known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
221 £200
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1889 ''POST CARD/BRITISH EMPIRE'' 3d. red postcard overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 10, some small natural stain spots, otherwise fine, also 1892 essay for Foreign card using the 3d. printed in brown with manuscript ''Cancelled'', small stain well clear of stamp and minor bend, otherwise fine. Huggins CP25 & CP27. Photo.
479 £230
1841 1d. red-brown plate 138 AG imprimatur, a top marginal example, small to good margins, some adherence in margin, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. B2 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
802 £1200
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. colour trial in lilac on pink, perf 14 on gummed Crown watermarked paper, a left marginal example with large part original gum, one corner perf. blunted at lower right, otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. K8, cat. from £3,000. Photo.
1133 £100
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. in a Somerset House ''A. 12'' (w) (perf.) control strip of three, some gum wrinkles and a little brown offset on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. N18, cat. £225. Photo. Ex Walker.
1465 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 1977 Racket Sports 81/2p. vertical pair, the lower stamp imperforate and the top stamp part perforated with some indentations, some creasing, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1022. Photo.
222 £350
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1891 Universal 1d. postcard die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''31 DEC. 91'' in blue, stamped ''BEFORE/HARDENING'', endorsed ''Working die No.'' in black and ''130 Leads Struck from soft die'' in red, some imperfections but good appearance, also the issued 1892 1d.+1d. reply card (Huggins CP28) with both halves overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, fine. Photo.
480 £170
1841 1d. red-brown plate 149 IL imprimatur, a right marginal example, small to good margins, just shaded at top-right, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. B2 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
804 £450
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. lilac plate 28 imprimatur line perforated 14, slight rust marks on surface, otherwise fine with large part original gum. Rare. B.P.A. certificate (1984). S.G. Spec. K8o, cat. £3,200. Photo.
1134 £2000
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. red-brown, a Somerset House ''A. 12'' (c) control single with perf. margin, rather large hinge remainder otherwise fine, rare. R.P.S. certificate (2006). S.G. Spec. N18(1), cat. £2,500. Photo. Ex Walker.
1466 £550
Queen Elizabeth II: 1977 Racket Sports 81/2p. in a block of four from the lower-right corner of the sheet with traffic lights, the lower pair completely imperforate, the upper pair partly perforated, two diagonal creases otherwise fine unmounted mint, very scarce. Ex Sir Gawaine Baille. S.G. 1022a, cat. £3,750+, EC GBR2044a, around 20 pairs known. Photo.
223 £210
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Revenue Stamps: Bill or Note: 1893 De La Rue artist's handpainted unadopted £3 essay in pink black and Chinese white with embossed Britannia head, on card (68 x 88mm), endorsed ''Multiple Press'', dated ''July 11th 93'', initialled ''JP'' (J. Peacock) and further dated ''11.7.93'', central positioning pinholes as usual, most attractive. Photo.
481 £520
1841 1d. red-brown plate 154 AI imprimatur, a top marginal example, good to large margins, some adherence in margin, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. B2 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
805 £500
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1884/85(c.) so-called 'official' lithographic forgery 1d. sheet of nine (3 x 3, the lower row inverted), printed in singly fugitive purple ink on gummed unwatermarked paper (140 x 135mm), mounted at corners clear of the stamps which are mainly unmounted. Warrant 641 S/85 required De La Rue to send specimens of 1d., 2d., 10s. and £1 stamps for the opinion of the Board's Law Officers. It is thought the legal case involved illustrations for stamp albums. Lithographic plates of nine for the 1d. and 2d. were prepared, and plates of four for the 10s. and £1, three copies of each were submitted. The 1d. was printed in singly fugitive in more suitable for lithography rather than the conventional doubly fugitive ink. Photo.
1135 £1450
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. with control ''18'' (''K'' omitted) in a mint block of twelve (6 x 2) with imperf. margin, mounted on three stamps in the top row and in the margin with the others unmounted, light pencil note in corner of margin and some gum bends or wrinkles otherwise fine, very scarce. S.G. Spec. N18, cat. £2,250+. Ex Walker. Photo.
1467 £80
Queen Elizabeth II: 1977 Silver Jubilee f.d.c. with the set in gutter pairs and 2002 Golden Jubilee f.d.c's (2), all with Buckingham Palace c.d.s's, fine. Photo.
224 £450
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Revenue Stamps: Companies Registration: 1866 5s. die proof in carmine on glazed card (60 x 92mm) without markings, the card a little thinned on reverse from mounting well clear of the proof, otherwise very fine and most attractive. This design was used as the basis for the proposed new ''POSTAGE'' 5s. value which was introduced in 1867 at the suggestion of the Postmaster General - ''His Grace thinks that a design similar to that adopted for the Companies Registration stamp would, especially by reason of its size and distinctive character, be well suited for the 5/- stamp. The colour of the new stamp to be pink of a somewhat deeper shade than the 3d. stamp''. Photo.
482 £380
1841 1d. red-brown plate 159 GL imprimatur, a right marginal example, good to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. B2 cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
807 £450
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. lilac, a selection of printed on the gummed side varieties, comprising a plate 67 lower right corner marginal example printed on the gummed side and with watermark inverted, two printed on both sides (from different sheets) with watermark inverted and both showing an additional 'ghost' impression on the gummed side, good to fine mint, some small imperfections, and one printed both sides with the back print inverted and lacking both gum and parts of the impression. (4 items) S.G. Spec. K8g, ha and i, cat. £3,700. Photo.
1136 £1050
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. with control ''18'' (''K'' omitted) in a mint block of six (3 x 2) with perf. margin, mounted on two stamps in the top row and in the margin at foot with the others unmounted, a few light gum wrinkles otherwise fine, very scarce. S.G. Spec. N18, cat. £2,250+. Ex Walker. Photo.
1470 £550
Queen Elizabeth II: 1978 Cycling 9p. variety imperforate in an unmounted mint traffic light block of six, very fine, a rare multiple. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. 1067a, cat. £2,700+. EC GB2134IMa. Photo.
225 £300
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Revenue Stamps: Customs: 1860 surface printed 10s. die proof using Joubert's head of 1853 in black, on glazed card (93 x 60mm) dated ''1/6/60'', mounting residue on reverse, otherwise very fine and rare, a most attractive proof. Photo.
483 | £620
1841 2d. blue mainly used collection written up for display on custom made pages incl. plate 3 OE-PF block of four, RB cancelled by green Maltese Cross, JL (square footed ''J'') fine used on cover to London, plate 4 MB unused, with R.P.S. certificate (2012), QI-QJ pair, EK-EL pair, DI-DL strip of four, fair to fine. (21)
808 £750
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. lilac, upper left and lower right corner marginal examples showing spectacular printing varieties due to paper folds, each with a large unprinted area, the missing portions being printed on the reverse, former with small corner perf. fault, latter heavily mounted, otherwise good to fine mint. Photo.
1137 £400
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. group of three items with ''W 24'' control, comprising a strip of three with imperf. margin (margins cut back and split perfs. between second and third stamps), and a pair and a strip of three with perf. margins, some gum bends and wrinkles, each rather heavily mounted. S.G. Spec. N18, cat. £675. Ex Walker. Photo.
1471 £160
Queen Elizabeth II: 1978 Cycling 9p. variety imperforate, a vertical marginal pair from the foot of the sheet, minor wrinkle on lower stamp, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1067a, cat. £900, EC F700IMa. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
226 £750
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Revenue Stamps: Foreign Bill: 1885 Q.V. 1d. lilac and 1s. green key-plate, four imperforate examples of each overprinted ''FOREIGN/BILL'' in different colours in the blank tablet at foot and each with manuscript ''Cancelled'', mounted on piece (155 x 87mm) from De La Rue record book. Most attractive. The Foreign Office complained to the Stamp Committee about the colours used for the Foreign Bill and Consular Service stamps. Trials were submitted on December 8 1885 to show that different values using the key-plate system could be identified from their colour combinations. Photo.
484 | £320
1841 2d. blue plate 3 used with black Maltese Cross (9, one with R.P.S. certificate, 2000), plate 3 used with black 1844 type cancellations (5), and plate 4 used with 1844 type cancellations (3), each with four margins, mainly fine. (17)
809 £550
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. bluish lilac, a mint block of 15 (5 x 3), some perf. separation, two with slight creasing or gum creasing, and six stamps with some staining or adherences on gum, excellent colour and appearance with several unmounted. The units in columns 3, 4 & 5 are dropped relative to those in columns 1 & 2. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1977). S.G. 172a, cat. £7,125. Photo.
1138 £1350
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. pale brown in a strip of three with ''L 18'' (imperf.) control, fine unmounted mint (mounted in margin), a rare shade in an intact control multiple. R.P.S. certificate (2017). S.G. Spec. N18(9), cat. £2,250 as singles. Photo.
1472 | £1200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheets, a selection of varieties, incl. many colour shifts some dramatic, blank sheet, perforation shifts, etc., mainly unmounted mint. (37 items) Ex Op den Kamp.
227 £220
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Revenue Stamps: General Duty: 1882 De La Rue artist's handpainted unadopted £8 essay in pink black and red with embossed Britannia head, incorporating ''10.11.82'' date, on card (38 x 45mm), dated ''21•NOV•82'' and with central positioning pinhole as usual, slight soiling, most attractive. Photo.
485 | £200
1841 2d. blue, a used selection of 23 examples, with two pairs, four with Maltese Cross, mostly with full margins, varied condition.
810 £1950
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. bluish lilac on blued paper, very fine and rare mint. Signed Nissen and with R.P.S. (1962) and B.P.A. (2017) certificates. S.G. 172a, g, unpriced. Photo.
1139 £120
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. bright chestnut in a lower marginal block of four, folded through vertical perfs. with a few split, the lower pair unmounted, fine colour. R.P.S. certificate (2017) for an original block of five. S.G. Spec. N18(14), cat. £400. Photo.
1475 £180
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. MS1099c, cat. £975. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
228 £380
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Revenue Stamps: General Duty: 1885 De La Rue artist's handpainted essay on tracing paper for an unadopted embossed 6d., dated 'DEC 2. 85' and with manuscript cross, also showing interesting specifications for the date slugs etc., most attractive. Photo.
486 £260
1841 2d. blue RB-RI strip of eight, two stamps just cut into at top, otherwise small to good margins, used with indistinct barred cancellations, some vertical creases, otherwise fine. S.G. 14. Photo.
811 £2100
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. lilac, a lower marginal imperforate pair in a pale lilac shade which the vendor notes as being from plate 45, fine and fresh mint with large part original gum (hinge remainders). Very rare. B.P.A. certificate (1992). S.G. Spec. K8e (but not mauve), cat. £7,000. Photo.
1140 | £1200
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 2d., a comprehensive collection of controls in a binder, with both dies I and II, mainly in strips of three or blocks of six, watermark types I, II and III, some items plated, range of shades incl. ''Q 21'' (perf.) strip of three in brown-orange, scarcer controls incl. die I no control pair, strips of three (3) and block of six, ''I 16'' (perf.) block of six, ''O 19'' (perf.) strip of three and block of six, ''Q 21'' (imperf.) block of four showing [pl. 14, R. 19/1] broken frame at left (S.G. Spec. N19f), unmounted mint but variety stamp with bend at top, etc., varied condition, many fine. (134 items) Ex Walker.
1476 £4500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet variety bright blue (loss of shading along the edges of the sheet, 13p. background etc.) omitted, fine unmounted mint, very rare. S.G. MS1099e, cat. £18,000, EC GB2198MCc, around 4 known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
229 £300
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Revenue Stamps: Transfer Duty: 1888 essays, 3d. on 3d. lilac, 6d. on 6d. lilac and 1s. on 1s. green to 10s. on 10s. green, imperforate examples on gummed watermarked paper, surcharged in black, the surcharges being in a thinner type than that issued, very fine and fresh (5s. with only part gum). Rare. (8) On April 5 1888 trials for the 1889 issue with a heavy black print were returned, asking for these lighter ones. Two days later the heavy ones were accepted, with the 3d. and 6d. in green. Photo.
487 | £550
1841 2d. blue collection of covers incl. 1843 (Dec. 9) entire from Edinburgh to Dunkeld bearing 2d. plate 3 CI-CJ, neatly tied by Maltese Crosses, attractive 1841 (Feb. 2) to Somerset bearing 2d. blue plate 3 and 1d. red-brown plate 64 both lettered EC tied by numeral cancellations, also collection of perforated 2d. blues, mixed condition but many of fine appearance. (22)
812 £780
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. lilac, an imperforate lower marginal example with control ''E'', margin just shaved at lower right corner, otherwise fine and fresh with large part original gum (hinge remainders). Very rare. S.G. Spec. K8e (but not mauve), cat. £7,000 for a pair. No imprimaturs were registered with controls ''E'', ''L'' or ''M'' so this cannot have emanated from a spare registration sheet. Photo.
1141 £280
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 2d. die I strip of three with ''H 16'' control with perf. margin, mounted on left pair, light overall gum toning otherwise fine, scarce. S.G. Spec. N19, cat. £350. Ex Walker. Photo.
1477 £210
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet variety pale greenish yellow omitted, one stamp with gum wrinkle otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. MS1099g, cat. £875, EC GBR2198e, around 34 mint known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
230 £550
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Revenue Stamps: Unappropriated: Q.V. Key Type 1d., 2d. and 3d. in lilac, 1s., 1s.6d., 2s.6d. and 10s. in green, imperforate colour standard corner marginal pairs and 1s. lilac marginal pair, overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 14, one of each 2d., 3d. and 2s.6d. creased and one 10s. just touched at one corner, otherwise very fine and fresh with gum (unmounted). (8 pairs) Photo.
488 | £1350
1841 2d. blue plate 3, a used selection, comprising examples used with spoon cancellation, used with Maltese Cross of Dublin in black, strip of three used with three light strikes of number ''12'' in Maltese Cross (B.P.A. certificate, 1996), then a range with barred cancellations with strip of five, strip of four, pair, singles (11) incl. blue cancellations (2), example with huge margins used with neat ''447'', used with barred numeral and ''P'' transit in red, examples with marginal inscriptions (2), all with four margins, mainly fine. (16 items)
813 £750
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. lilac variety no watermark, pulled perf. at upper left, otherwise fine lightly mounted mint. Very rare. S.G. 172f, cat. £8,000.
1142 £80
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 2d. die I with sheet margin at right (light pencil note), variety without watermark, fine unmounted mint (mounted in margin). S.G. Spec. N19a, cat. £350. Photo.
1479 £680
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet variety bistre-brown omitted, fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. MS1099i, cat. £2,000, EC GB2198MCg, around 12 known, cat. £2,750. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
231 £920
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Revenue Stamps: Unappropriated: 1888 artist's drawing of the frame only and another of the completed design, both in black ink and Chinese white, on brown tracing paper (63 x 80mm), each dated manuscript ''JULY 31st 88'' and other endorsements, the former initialled, the latter affixed to card and with pen cross, also a die proof in black on glazed card (60 x 92mm) dated ''11 NOV. 88'', stamped ''AFTER/STRIKING'' and initialled, and a cut down die proof with 1mm margins. An interesting and attractive group. (4) Photo.
490 £550
1841 2d. blue plate 3 EB-EF strip of five, four small to good margins, used with upright strikes of the number ''4'' in Maltese Cross, creasing to one stamp and small crease at base in margin, otherwise fine. Photo.
814 £240
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. mauve, an irregular vertical block of five, four stamps showing partial to complete offsets on gum, two stamps with colour loss on front due to hinging, otherwise fine mint. Photo.
1143 £280
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 2d. die II, two strips of three with ''W 24'' controls, one with imperf. margin, the other with perf. margin, the first with pencil notes in margin and light diagonal bends across corner stamp, the second with a little orange offset on reverse. S.G. Spec. N20, cat. £475. Ex Walker. Photo.
1480 £200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Christmas 8p. variety imperforate in a horizontal pair with margin at right, minor gum wrinkles, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1104a, cat. £900, EC GBR2208a, around 50 pairs known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
232 | £1500
1840 1d. black selection unplated, comprising thirty singles (one on piece), two pairs, also 2d. blue pair and single on pieces, very mixed condition.
492 | £480
1841 2d. blue plate 4 AA-TL used reconstruction, complete less BE but with four extras, with a few pairs, strip of three, two strips of four, very mixed condition. (243) S.G. Spec. ES14, cat. £21,870.
815 £2700
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: Booklets: The Stamp Distribution Syndicate Ltd. first booklet of 64 pages with stiff red linen cover with ''Memoranda'' on the front and slit for insertion of 1d. lilac with ''SDS'' perfin (included), very fine and very rare, also the original (somewhat tatty) envelope in which the booklet was enclosed. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 236, cat. £9,500. Photo.
1144 £200
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. right marginal imperf. block of four overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 24, large part original gum, some creasing in margin, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. N21v, cat. £900+. Photo.
1483 £520
Queen Elizabeth II: 1980 London Landmarks 171/2p. variety silver (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint, very scarce. S.G. 1124a, cat. £1,500, EC GBR2248a, around 30 known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
233 £500
1840 1d. black OK and RI, each with three margins, on separate entires used from Cirencester, cancelled by the 'white' Maltese Cross, previously listed in the S.G. specialised catalogue, with the GB Philatelic Journal Vol. 88, No. 4 (December 1988) containing the article by Robson Lowe about the cross. Photo.
493 £350
1841 2d. blue plate 4 BH without 'spectacles' variety, small to good margins at top and base, with large part adjoining impressions at left and right, used with Scottish numeral cancellation, fine. S.G. Spec. ES14n, cat. £1,500. Photo.
816 £190
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: Booklets: The Stamp Distribution Syndicate Ltd. 1d. lilac with ''SDS'' perfin used on front from Harrogate to Robin Hood's Bay, slight staining, otherwise fine and very scarce. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 236. Photo.
1145 £170
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. blue imperforate block of four, overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 24, fine with gum, a few minor wrinkles. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. Spec. N21v, cat. £900+. Photo.
1484 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1980 Sporting Centenaries 15p., a lower left corner marginal block of six, cylinder ''2A 1A 1A 1A 1A 1A'', variety imperforate between stamps and lower margin, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1136 var., Spec. EW466b. This variety is believed to come from a single sheet, the cylinder block being therefore unique. The block in the opposing position on the sheet, showing traffic lights, was exhibited as part of the 'Court of Honour' exhibit at the autumn STAMPEX 2017 Exhibition. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
234 £450
1840 1d. black, a used group comprising plate 8 KC (chamfered corners) used on 1840 (Sept. 5) entire, the earliest known date for this plate, and FH, KC, PH with four margins, BC, BF, DI (with two matched 1d. reds), QC with three margins, PH with two margins (with two matched 1d. reds) and PG spacefiller with matched 1d. red, mixed condition. (15) Photo.
494 £680
1841 2d. blue plate 4 KI (shifted upper transfer) very fine and fresh mint with small to very large margins and almost full original gum. B.P.A. certificate (1973). S.G. 14, Spec. ES14e, cat. £6,000+. Photo.
817 £550
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: I.R. Official: 1882 1d. lilac imperforate imprimatur with overprint in blue-black (S.G.O3ca, cat. £4,500), lightly pencilled ''2'' on gum, small imperfections otherwise fine with gum and rare. Also a perforated example overprinted in blue-black with pencilled ''1'' on gum, possibly from a perforated registration sheet. Photo.
1147 £110
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. blue imperforate horizontal strip of three, overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 24, fine with full gum. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. Spec. N21v, cat. £675. Photo.
1485 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: 1981 Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme 14p., horizontal pair from the left of the sheet, showing a dramatic perf. jump to the right, leaving the left-hand stamps 'short' and having the appearance of imperforate between stamps and left margin, unusual. S.G. 1162 var. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
235 | £2200
1840 1d. black, a specialised used collection, beautifully written up for display on custom made pages depicting plating measurements and characteristics, double letters incl. plate 1b AE, QA, 2 DG on 1840 (July 20) part letter sheet, 8 EB, varieties and flaws, etc., plate 5 DB with inverted watermark, plate 7 SD on bleuté paper, etc., mainly good to fine, a wonderful study. (31)
495 £230
1841 2d. blue plate 4 NA, an unused example with part original gum, faults, also another cleaned unused example, both with four margins. Photo.
818 £3200
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1890 Essay for Postage Stamp Jubilee, 1d. type C, a superb handpainted essay in lilac and white using the head after a portrait by Professor von Angeli, the German Court painter, on card (74 x 92) inscribed 'No. 7.' and dated 'DEC. 23rd. 89', very fine. S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 257, cat. £8,500 (this particular item not listed). Photo.
1148 | £2400
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d., a comprehensive collection of controls (one used) on Hagner pages, mainly in strips of three or blocks of six, watermark types I, II and III, some items plated, range of shades, scarcer controls incl. ''D 14'' (imperf.) and ''D 14'' (perf.) (adhesions on reverse) strips of three, ''S 22'' (imperf.) and ''S 22'' (perf.) strips of three, etc., varied condition, mainly fine. (69 items) Ex Walker.
1489 £300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1983 Christmas 16p. in a vertical strip of three with sheet margin at foot, the lower stamp completely imperforate, the one above with blind perfs. at top only, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1232a, cat. (as imperf.) £4,750, EC GBR2464a, around 15 pairs known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
236 | £1550
1840 1d. black plates 1a FD, HG, JD, 1b CL (2, one on piece), DL, JA, 2 BE, GB, LI, 3 AF, CG, ID, LA, 4 HA, QJ, TK, 5 AL, KJ, NE, PE, ?L, 6 AA, CE, CG, DG, GH, HD, HG, LB, 7 FH, NH, QI, 8 DG, IB, IC, KF, 9 DD, IL, 10 BK (Manchester Cross), MB, TA, 11 EL, all touched or cut into, mixed condition.
497 | £320
1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown collection written up for display on custom made pages incl. NK unused with trace of original gum, GK with inverted watermark used on 1854 (Feb. 4) cover from Ludlow to London, QK cancelled by Town dated postmark in blue-black, mainly good to fine. (9)
819 £750
Surface Printed: 1883–84 2s.6d. die proof with corner letters AE-EA, in black on glazed card, cut down and mounted on piece from De La Rue Striking Book with endorsements dated ''April 24th'' in black and ''21 June 83'' in red and showing ''120'' leads corrected to ''112'' due to the change in plate size, usual slight rubbing, otherwise fine. Unique. S.G. Spec. K9. Ex Young. Photo.
1149 £450
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. strip of three with Somerset House ''J.17'' control, mounted on centre stamp and left margin, light overall gum toning otherwise fine, scarce. S.G. Spec. cat. £850. Ex Walker. Photo.
1490 £6000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1984 Bicentenary of First Mail Coach Run, 16p. an unmounted mint gutter block (5 x 6), lower right corner block of four contains two imperforate pairs (1261+1262) together with two stamps imperforate on three sides, torn between rows four and five at right, a few gum wrinkles, otherwise fine unmounted mint. A major and unique error. S.G. 1258ab (2), 1260 var. (2). Cat value £18,000+. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
237 | £1150
1840 1d. black, a selection (each with four margins) comprising plate 1a intense black TD used with near complete black Maltese Cross (Brandon certificate, 1996), plate 4 EH used first with indistinct red Maltese Cross then with black concentric rings applied at a later date, plate 4 PB used with complete black Manchester Maltese Cross, plate 4 QE used with part indistinct English 1844 type numeral, plate 5 BE (just touched upper left corner) used with Plymouth Maltese Cross in black, plate 6 KG used on 1840 (Sept. 23) entire to Norfolk with red Maltese Cross and plate 7 MI used on 1841 cover to East Dereham with Maltese Cross in red, slightly mixed condition, also plate 5 OD used with red Maltese Cross with corner fault. (8)
498 £290
1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 139 RI-RJ, very fine used pair neatly cancelled by Wilton ''685'' numerals in blue, with good to very large even margins, displaying a trace of the adjoining impression at upper left, tied to large printed ''AGENDA PAPER'' for the ''WILTS MICHAELMAS QUARTER SESSIONS'' 1852 (Oct. 19), a neat and uncreased example. S.G. Spec. B2xb, cat. £1,500 (as singles). Photo.
823 £1650
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 2s.6d. GF (unmounted mint), NF, 5s. GB and NB (unmounted mint), 10s. IF (unmounted mint), KC, fine and fresh mint. Photo.
1150 £380
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. single with ''K 17'' control with perf. margin, light pencil note in margin, rather large hinge remainder otherwise fine, scarce. S.G. Spec. N21, cat. £1,200. Ex Walker. Photo.
1491 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: 1985 Safety at Sea 17p., a block of four from the right of the sheet variety perforation shift, resulting in imperforate between stamps and margin at right variety, fine unmounted mint, unusual. S.G. 1286 var. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
238 £400
1840 1d. black plate 1b SH cancelled by 1844 type obliteration (faults), 3 DE, 5 DA, 7 NI, 8 MJ, 9 BD, mainly good four margined examples. (6)
499 £320
1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 152 AB imprimatur, an upper marginal example showing inscription, with small margins, usual marginal fold clear of stamp, fine. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. £1,350.
830 £150
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 5s. rose DH, fresh mint, bent corner perf., otherwise fine. S.G. 180, cat. £950. Photo.
1151 £720
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. pair with ''K 17'' control with perf. margin, light pencil note on front of margin and on reverse, otherwise fine, scarce. S.G. Spec. N21, cat. £1,200. Ex Walker. Photo.
1492 £1000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1986 Royal Air Force 22p. in a left margin horizontal strip of three with left stamp variety value omitted and centre stamp variety Queens head omitted, fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 1337a and 1337b, cat. £2,600. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
239 | £320
1840 1d. black plate 4 DK, plate 5 IC, plate 6 KG, plate 7 TG and plate 9 LD, each with four margins and used with red Maltese Cross, IC with small tear at top, otherwise fine. (5)
500 £130
1841 1d. lake-red plate 162 DK, four small to good margins, used with ''?62'' barred cancellation, fine. Brandon certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. B2(2). Photo.
832 £200
Surface Printed: 1883–84 watermark anchor on white paper 5s. crimson FG, fine and fresh mint. S.G. 181, cat. £975. Photo.
1152 £750
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. cobalt-blue single with Somerset House ''A.12'' control with perf. margin, toned perf. at right otherwise fine, scarce. R.P.S. certificate (2006). S.G. Spec. N21(1), cat. £950. Ex Walker. Photo.
1493 £2700
Queen Elizabeth II: 2007 Anniversary of first Machin miniature sheet, variety imperforate, fine unmounted mint and extremely rare. S.G. MS2743a, cat. £8,500. Photo.
240 | £420
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1a CA, JJ (very worn), PB (re-entry), QB, SK (no ray flaw), each with four margins, used with red Maltese Crosses, mixed condition. (5)
501 £620
1841 1d. red-brown plate 166 FI-FJ block of four, each pair used with single ''943'' of Beaminster contrary to regulations, fine with small to large margins. S.G. Spec B2(1). Photo.
833 £450
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 5s. crimson MB and 10s. ultramarine LH, both fine and fresh mint. S.G. 181, 183. Photo.
1154 £2000
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. pale milky blue in a strip of three with ''J 17'' (imperf.) control, the centre stamp very lightly mounted, the others unmounted, a rare multiple of this shade with fine colour, very few intact control pieces recorded. R.P.S. certificate (2016). S.G. Spec. N21(7) cat. £4,850 as singles. Photo.
1494 | £130
Queen Elizabeth II: 2012 Olympics Gold Medal Winners complete set of 29 sheetlets of six, and 2012 Paralympics Gold Medal Winners complete set of 34 sheetlets of two, both also with complete f.d.c's, in two special Olympics binders. (126)
241 £120
1840 1d. grey-black (slightly worn) plate 1a CF, small to large even margins, fine used with red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
502 £200
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate 170 TB imprimatur, close to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. £1,350. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
836 £1850
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. ultramarine BB and 2s.6d. lilac BC, used witj Jubilee' 21/2d. on 1901 (Aug. 20) large Foreign Office envelope (400 x 250mm) to the British Consulate, Gothenburg, Sweden tied by London hooded circles, vertical filing folds. A great rarity, one of very few commercial covers bearing the 10s. ultramarine. Photo.
1156 | £1700
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 3d., a comprehensive collection of controls on Hagner pages, all in strips of three or blocks of six, watermark types I, II and III, many items plated, range of shades, scarcer controls incl. Somerset House ''C.13'' (perf.) strip of three, ''H 16'' (perf.) strips of three (2), ''L 18'' (imperf.) block of six showing [Pls. 13a, b, R. 19/2] extension to ''E'' (S.G. Spec. N22f), the same variety in ''O 20'' (imperf.) and ''O 20'' (perf.) blocks of six, all three unmounted, etc., varied condition, mainly fine. (91 items) Ex Walker.
1495 | £110
Queen Elizabeth II Machins: A framed sculpture of Arnold Machin's Queens Head, limited edition of 1,000, this one numbered 548. Ex Op den Kamp.
242 £110
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1a FB, fine used with large even margins, lightly cancelled by red Maltese cross. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
503 £520
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate 176 AE imprimatur, a fine upper marginal example showing inscription, with small to good margins, usual marginal fold clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
840 £450
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark Crowns £1 brown-lilac FB colour standard overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 14 and with part manuscript ''Sup(erseded'', some bends or gum creases and two rust stains on gum, otherwise fine with large part original gum, excellent strong colour. S.G. 185s. Ex Young. Photo.
1157 £290
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 3d. reddish violet strip of three with Somerset House ''A. 12'' (w) control with perf. margin, folded down perfs. between second and third stamps with a little separation, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. N22(1), cat. £350. Ex Walker. Photo.
1496 | £900
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: A comprehensive collection of singles and multiples written up on leaves with shades, head types, phosphor screens incl. mixed screens, high value plate blocks, coil strips of four incl. 1d. missing phosphor, 2d. vertical 150 screen, 3d. centre band horizontal PVA, 4d. vermilion horizontal head A, 6d. 250 screen, selection of 1d. coil leaders, a few booklets and panes, range of multiples showing the phosphor cylinder ''Ph1'' in the right margin with 2d. (2), 5d. (3), 6d. (2), 7d. (3), errors and varieties incl. misperfs., uncoated papers, range of missing phosphors incl. 8d. blue, 1s.9d. GA, doctor blade flaws, inking flaws, paper joins, 5d. imperf. pair ex cylinder 10 and four pairs in a tête-bêche block of eight, etc.
243 £90
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1a HA, small to good margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine, with long scratch below baseline. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
504 £520
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate 177 AH imprimatur, a fine upper marginal example showing inscription, with close to good margins, usual marginal fold clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
841 £240
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns £1 brown-lilac KB, used with High Holborn c.d.s. and indistinct boxed cancellation, some creasing, otherwise fine. S.G.185, cat. £3,000. Photo.
1158 £450
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 3d. very deep violet in a corner block of six with ''W 23'' (perf.) control, some light gum bends otherwise fine unmounted mint, a very scarce multiple. R.P.S. certificate (2008). S.G. Spec. N22(10), cat. £1,200+. Photo.
1497 | £850
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: A specialised collection written up in two Safe albums with singles and multiples, booklet and coil stamps, shades, paper types, gums, phosphor screens, print directions, wide range of cylinder blocks, booklet panes of four, six and fifteen incl. 4d. vermilion Method pane of fifteen on uncoated paper, coil strips of five incl. 4d. sepia GA vertical, 6d. 150 screen, missing phosphors from various sources incl. 8d. bright vermilion (R.P.S. certificate, 2006), 5d. imperf. pair ex cylinder 10, 1s.6d. two bands PVA greenish blue omitted (R.P.S. certificate, 2006), 1s.6d. PCP block of eight (2 x 4) with the top pair showing Prussian blue partially omitted, etc. Ex Op den Kamp.
244 £120
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a IA, small to good margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
505 £290
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate 179 AG imprimatur, a fine upper marginal example showing inscription, with small to large margins usual marginal fold clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
842 £420
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns £1 brown-lilac KD, used with Dublin c.d.s., bent corner perf. and slightly short perf. at top, otherwise fine. Eichele certificate (2010). S.G. 185, cat. £3,000. Photo.
1159 | £1550
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 4d., a comprehensive collection of controls on Hagner pages, all in strips of three or blocks of six, plus a block of eight, watermark types I, II and III, many items plated, range of shades, scarcer controls incl. ''B.13'' (perf.) strip of three, ''H 16'' (perf.) strip of three, ''Q 21'' (imperf.) and ''Q 21'' (perf.) strips of three, ''S 21'' (imperf.) and ''S 21'' (perf.) strips of three, ''U 22'' (imperf.) strips of three (2), ''G 15'' (imperf.), ''G 15'' (perf.) and ''J 17'' (perf.) blocks of six, all showing [Pl. 1, R. 19/2] break above ''O'' of ''FOUR'' (S.G. Spec. N23e), ''I 16'' (perf.) block of six and ''O 20'' (imperf.) blocks of six and eight, all showing [Pl. 2, R. 19/1] cracked plate (S.G. Spec. N23f), etc., varied condition, mainly fine. (64 items) Ex Walker.
1498 | £190
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: A collection of cylinder blocks and other multiples written up on leaves, with 1/2d. to 1s.9d. basic cylinder blocks almost complete as issued, plus some shades, many other positional multiples showing constant flaws, minor perforation shifts, etc.
245 £290
1840 1d. grey-black (moderate wear) plate 1a II most attractive with good to large even margins and neat red Maltese Cross on 1840 (May 30) entire letter from Lancaster to Liverpool with magenta ''LANCASTER/MY 30/1840'' backstamp and red Liverpool arrival datestamp on reverse, the adhesive with small corner imperfection at lower right ,unmentioned on P.T.S. certificate (2014), otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS2tj, cat. £2,000. Photo.
506 £180
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate 181 BA imprimatur, a fine left marginal example, with small to large margins, usual marginal fold clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
843 £120
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns £1 brown-lilac LA used with barred cancellations, thin and small tear at top. S.G. 185, cat. £3,000. Photo.
1160 £3800
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 4d. pale slate-green single with ''K 17'' control with perf. margin, light pencil note in margin, a few toned perfs. at left just visible from front, otherwise fine, very scarce. R.P.S. certificate (2006). S.G. Spec. N23(5), cat. £2,200. Ex Walker. Photo.
1499 £80
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 5d. deep blue head B two bands on phosphor coated paper, tiny adhesion at top otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. U17c, cat. £325. Photo.
246 £260
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1a IJ (2, one creased), JC, and SJ, each with four close to good margins and fine used with Maltese Crosses in red. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
507 £380
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate 183 IL imprimatur, a right left marginal example with inscription, with small to good margins. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
844 £130
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns £1 brown-lilac ND used with c.d.s and two ''C.H.B./G.P.O.'' boxed cancellations, vertical crease, otherwise fine, S.G.185, cat. £3,000. Photo.
1161 | £1650
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 5d., a comprehensive collection of controls on Hagner pages, all in strips of three or blocks of six, plus a single, watermark types II and III, plus type I ''B.13'' (imperf.) and ''B.13'' (perf.) strips of three, many items plated, range of shades, scarcer controls incl. ''J 17'' (imperf.) single with wmk. type II (R.P.S. certificate, 2006), ''K 17'' (perf.) strip of three, ''V 23'' (perf.) block of six, etc., varied condition, mainly fine. (56 items) Ex Walker.
1501 £290
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 1s.6d. Prussian blue and indigo on phosphorised paper in a left margin strip of three, the left stamp variety Prussian blue omitted, and the centre stamp showing partial omission, fine unmounted mint. R.P.S. certificate (2006). S.G. 743ca, Spec. U29a, cat. £450+. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
247 £350
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1a IK, KE, NJ and QF, each with four margins and used with red Maltese Cross, mainly fine. S.G. Spec. AS2. (4) Photo.
508 £95
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate 184 AC imprimatur, a fine top marginal example, with close to large margins, just touched at top-left, usual marginal fold clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
847 £270
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns £1 brown-lilac PB, fine used with Kings Lynn c.d.s. and part boxed cancellation, trace of blue crayon. S.G. 185, cat. £3,000. Photo.
1162 £520
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 5d. block of six (3 x 2) with ''S 22'' control with perf. margin, light pencil note in corner of margin on reverse, a few light gum bends otherwise fine, the lower stamps unmounted. S.G. Spec. N25, cat. £400+. Ex Walker. Photo.
1502 | £160
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: Booklet Panes: A collection of panes of four, six and fifteen in a stockbook, with plain and cylinder examples, perf. types, phosphor screens, flaws, 4d. vermilion GA panes of six (3), one with mixed screen, some duplication, etc., mixed perfs. (approx. 170 panes)
248 £580
1840 1d. grey-black (moderate wear) plate 1a LD exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins and neat red Maltese Cross on 1840 (July 24) entire letter from Loughborough to Ashby de la Zouch with matching ''LOUGHBOROUGH/JY 24/1840'' circular datestamp alongside (with inverted ''7'' for ''4'' in day date), light filing folds well clear. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
509 £150
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate 187 IL imprimatur, a right marginal example, with close to large margins. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
848 £480
Surface Printed: 1888 watermark orbs error £1 brown-lilac AB, used with heavy Dublin c.d.s., with blue crayon marks, bent corner perf., otherwise fine. S.G. 186, cat. £4,250. Photo.
1163 | £1400
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 6d., a comprehensive collection of controls on Hagner pages, all in strips of three or blocks of six, watermark types II and III, a few items plated, range of shades incl. slate-purple in a ''B.13'' strip of three (R.P.S. certificate, 1987), scarcer controls incl. ''C.13'' (perf.) in dull purple, ''L.18'' (perf.) strip of three and block of six, ''N.19'' (perf.) block of six, ''S.21'' (perf.) block of six, etc., varied condition, mainly fine. (37 items) Ex Walker.
1503 | £5100
Decimal Machins: A large comprehensive specialised collection of singles and multiples beautifully written up in 68 binders, with many colour illustrations, arranged by value with 1/2p. to £5, Double Heads, plus NVI's, quantity of se-tenant combinations, undenominated proofs in blue and violet, colour standards, 1st colour trial in silver, with gums and papers, sheet, booklet and coil stamps, value types and settings, shades, phosphor screens, JET phosphors, constant varieties, short and inset bands, glazed papers, screened values, Kampf and APS perfs., cylinder blocks to £5 incl. perf. types, phosphor numbers, a few displaced numbers, 10p. Chambon PCP + two bands cylinder 7 p36 upper and lower blocks, some 17-pin blocks, mostly marginal blocks of six, single and multivalue coil strips, stitched booklet panes incl. perf. types, 41/2p. pane PUI, errors and varieties with missing phosphors from various sources incl. 2p. FCP/PVA ex DP11, 5p. OCP/PVA, 6p. OCP/PVA, FCP/PVAD, 8p. Enschede, 9p. bicoloured OCP/PVA, FCP/PVA and FCP/PVAD, broad bands and other phosphor shifts, perf. shifts, imperfs. mainly in pairs incl. 1/2p. PCPi and PCP2, 2p. PCP2/PVAD vertical pair (trace of indents), 31/2p. FCP/PVAD, 41/2p., 10p. orange two bands and centre band, 121/2p. block of four, 151/2p. PCP1, 17p. grey-blue ACP, 22p. blue, 50p. ochre non-phosphor, 75p. Questa imperf. between stamp and right margin, partial imperfs. incl. 1977 £1 in a strip of five (with indents), uncoated papers incl. 11/2p., 51/2p. centre band, 8p. centre band, FBO's, AOP's, paper joins, 31/2p. OCP/PVAD, 10p. orange-brown and chestnut FCP/PVA with orange-brown omitted, 20p. Questa double impression on four stamps in a block of eight, £2 deep blue-green with missing ''£'' sign in a cylinder block, etc., a few of the errors with R.P.S. certificates, with a comprehensive spreadsheet detailing the collection. Ex Op den Kamp.
249 £780
1840 1d. intense black plate 1a NG-NH pair, just touched at foot, otherwise small margins, used on 1840 (May 28) cover to Birmingham with red Maltese Crosses, fine. R.P.S. certificate (1995). S.G. AS1tj. Photo.
510 £270
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate 188 AG imprimatur, a fine top marginal example with inscription, with good to large margins usual marginal fold clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
849 £320
Surface Printed: 1888 watermark orbs error £1 brown-lilac LC, good used with oval registered datestamps, trace of red crayon. S.G. 186, cat. £4,250. Photo.
1165 £520
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 6d. reddish purple single with ''F.15'' control with perf. margin, large hinge remainder, very scarce. R.P.S. certificate (2006) states ''toned and discoloured''. S.G. Spec. N26(3), cat. £1,200. Ex Walker. Photo.
1504 | £2300
Decimal Machins: A comprehensive specialised collection of singles and multiples written up on leaves, with papers and gums, head types, sheet stamps from various cylinders, booklet and coil stamps, self adhesives, high value sets to £5, single and multivalue coil strips incl. leaders, booklet panes, some complete booklets, some cylinder blocks, shades, thin papers, screened values, glazed papers, phosphor screens, short and inset phosphor bands, PCP1 and PCP2 variations, Kampf and APS perf. types, errors and varieties incl. missing phosphors incl. 5p. G1 coil strip OCP/GA with no phosphor screen present, misplaced phosphors, all over phosphors, misperfs., doctor blade and inking flaws, paper joins, 3p. ultramarine two bands FCP/PVA showing vertical red line, 31/2p. OCP/PVAD, 10p. orange-brown and chestnut FCP/PVA with orange-brown omitted, 12p. yellowish green with phosphor bands back and front ex pane DP40, 121/2p., 16p. and 18p. deep olive-grey imperf. pairs, £2 cylinder singles (2) with missing ''£'' sign, range of 17-pin perforation errors in blocks of six, set of four undenominated Machin head trials in pale and deep turquoise and pale and deep violet, etc.
251 £80
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a PC, small to good margins, used with red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
511 £120
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate 191 TH imprimatur, small to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
851 £1600
Surface Printed: 1883-4 'lilac and green' 1/2d. to 1s. set of imperforate imprimaturs, with full or large part original gum, mainly fine. S.G. Spec. K17-26, cat. £9,225. (10) Photo.
1166 | £400
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 6d. reddish purple perf. 14 group of control strips of three, comprising ''Q.20'' and ''R.21'' with watermark type II, and ''Q.20'' and ''R.21'' with watermark type III, the stamps all unmounted mint (two strips mounted in margin), one strip with some tone spots and another with slight purple offset on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. 385a. Ex Walker.
1505 £190
Decimal Machins: 31/2p. deep olive-brown Harrison photo FCP/PVAD two bands, the scarce faulty ink mix error, with sheet margin at foot (folded through perfs.), fine unmounted mint. B.P.A. certificate (2003). S.G. Spec. U116(2), cat. £950. Photo.
252 £100
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1a RI (double ''I''), small margins, fine used with neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS2d. Photo.
512 £140
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate 192 GL imprimatur, a right margin example with inscription, small to good margins, just touched at lower-left, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
852 £300
Surface Printed: 1883-84 lilac and green 1/2d., 11/2d., 2d., 21/2d., 3d. (2), 4d., 5d. (2) and 9d., also 1881 die I and die II 1d., all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, also 1887-92 11/2d., 3d., 6d. (2), 9d. and 10d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', mixed condition. Photo.
1167 | £1550
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 7d., a comprehensive collection of controls on Hagner pages, all in strips of three or blocks of six, plus a single, watermark types I, II and III, a few items plated, basic controls complete (less ''C.13'', perf.) and ''L 18'' (perf.), range of shades incl. bronze-green in ''G 15'' (imperf.), a few split perfs., and ''G 15'' (perf.) strips of three, sage-green in a ''J 17'' (perf.) strip of three, etc., varied condition, mainly fine. (22 items) Ex Walker.
1507 £750
Decimal Machins: 22p. yellow-green Harrison photo ACP/PVAD variety imperforate in a horizontal pair with sheet margin at right, fine unmounted mint, very scarce. S.G. X963a, cat. £2,700. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
253 £190
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1a TE, good to large margins, cancelled by central red Maltese cross. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
513 £160
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate 197 SG imprimatur, small to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
853 £230
Surface Printed: 1883-84 Lilac and Green 1/2d. to 1s. set, mint or part original gum (1s. unused), mixed condition. S.G. 187-96. Photo.
1168 £200
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 7d. strip of three with ''L 18'' control with perf. margin, light overall toning, unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. N27, cat. £250+. Ex Walker. Photo.
1508 £600
Decimal Machins: 23p. brown-red Harrison photo PCP/PVAD variety imperforate in a horizontal pair with sheet margin at foot, fine unmounted mint, very scarce. S.G. X965a, cat. £2,000. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
254 £110
1840 1d. grey-black (worn) plate 1a TJ, small to large margins, fine used with red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
514 £180
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate 198 AF imprimatur, a top marginal example (tear in margin and reduced), small to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
854 | £160
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'lilac and green' 1/2d. to 1s. set used, also 1880-81 1/2d. (2) to 5d. and a few 1d. lilacs, mainly good to fine. (21)
1169 | £1150
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 8d., a collection of controls on Hagner pages, all in strips of three or blocks of six, Harrison controls with watermark types II and III, basic controls complete (less ''K 18'', imperf.), etc., varied condition, mainly fine, many stamps unmounted. (18 items) Ex Walker.
1509 | £850
Decimal Machins: Booklets: A collection of counter booklets in five albums, 65p. to £1.90 plus Christmas books, with basic editions complete incl. 90p. Llangollen Canal right margin, many with cylinder numbers, a quantity of additional books with varieties incl. missing pins, positional varieties, missing phosphors, AOP's, £1.43 Dulac left margin and £1.54 To Pay labels left and right margins, all with unsynchronised phosphor, £1.25 Trains 2 corrected rates left and right margin B1 cylinder books, £1.60 Birthday Box corrected rates left and right margin B3 cylinder books, a range miscut incl. 85p. imprint 1 left margin P perf. (trimmed), £1.20 Write Now right margin (trimmed), £1.80 Linnean left margin (trimmed), 1979 Christmas £1.80, etc., mixed perfs. but mainly good. Ex Op den Kamp.
255 £120
1840 1d. black plate 1a TL (slight wear), small to large margins, showing basal shift, fine used with red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS2c. Photo.
515 £120
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate 199 AB imprimatur, a top marginal example with inscription, close to large margins, frame line just shaved at top-left, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
855 £190
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'lilac and green' 5d., 9d. and 1s. used with c.d.s. cancellations, fine. S.G. 193, 195, 196, cat. £1,015. Photo.
1170 £620
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 8d. black on yellow-buff (granite) in a block of six (3 x 2) with ''K 18'' control with imperf. margin, pencil note on reverse of margin, a few light gum bends otherwise fine, the lower strip unmounted. S.G. Spec. N28(2), cat. £500. Ex Walker. Photo.
1510 | £450
Decimal Machins: Booklets: A collection of booklets in complete plated columns, mostly machine books with 10p., 50p., £1 and £2 issues, also some counter and Christmas book plated columns, with notes detailing the characteristics of each book in the columns, a remarkable assembly. (100s) Ex Op den Kamp.
256 £190
1840 1d. black plate 1b AB with good to large margins, used on 1841 (Feb. 15) envelope from Dulwich to Wakefield, used with slightly oily black Maltese Cross leaving profile clear, envelope with peripheral imperfections, with original letter enclosed. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
517 £140
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate 201 AG imprimatur, a top marginal example with inscription, small to large margins, slight thinning in margin at top, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
856 £3500
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 singly fugitive colour trials on white, crown watermarked paper, comprising perforated 2d. (2), 21/2d. (6), and 3d. (4), and imperforate 11/2d. (2), 2d. (2), 21/2d. and 3d. (3), incl. a matched perf./imperf .pair of 3d. TD in olive-brown (only one other matched pair is known 11/2d. AF in the same colour), mainly good to fine, all but the two perforated 2ds. with gum. A rare assembly. (20) See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 251, cat. £42,000. Photo.
1171 | £1950
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 9d. agate, a collection of controls on Hagner pages, all in strips of three or blocks of six, with basic controls complete, shades, many plated, Harrison controls with watermark types II and III, etc., varied condition, mainly fine, many stamps unmounted. (50 items) Ex Walker.
1511 | £520
Decimal Machins: Booklets: A specialised collection of machine booklets in four albums, 10p. to £2 editions with red cover £1 and £2, many varieties incl. cover variations, imprint settings, value settings, positional varieties, dry prints, partial missing phosphors, missing phosphors incl. 50p. Veteran Cars 4 pair, 50p. Mugdock pair, 50p. Cricket 1, £2 red cover 1977 corrected rates, some miscut incl. £1 End of the War 3 Mitchell yellow fluor, reversed phosphor bands incl. 50p. Roman Britain 3, 10p. Yorkshire with the cover miscut and missing blue, 50p. Pond Life 2 PCP + two bands, many with cylinder numbers, etc., mixed perfs. but mainly good. Ex Op den Kamp.
258 | £400
1840 1d. black plate 1b AH, CF, PA, PJ and QA (double ''Q''), each with four margins and used with red Maltese Cross, mainly fine. (5)
518 £110
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate 202 AK imprimatur, a top marginal example with inscription, very close to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
857 £4000
Surface Printed: 1883–84 'Lilac and Green' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1884 (June 13) De La Rue coloured paper ''Scheme/showing the effect which could be obtained by printing eight of the Unified Stamps upon coloured papers in Doubly Fugitive Purple and Green inks'' bearing three issued stamps and eight colour trials on coloured papers, all with manuscript ''Cancelled'', arranged in two rows with issued 1/2d. slate-blue placed at top, the upper row comprising issued 1d. lilac and colour trials of the 11/2d. SA, 2d. KT, 21/2d. JT and 3d. TC representing their face values and the lower row with issued 4d. dull green and colour trials 11/2d. TK, 2d. JT, 21/2d. JT and 3d. TC with face values ''5d., 6d., 9d., 1/-'' indicated above and endorsed below ''In order to avoid delay in preparing this Scheme, these stamps were printed from the same plates as those in the top row''. This example once bore pencil annotations in Warren William De La Rue's hand, these have been party erased but are mostly still legible. A very rare document. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 251, unpriced. Photo.
1172 | £2500
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 9d. green, a collection of controls, all in strips of three, with watermark type II ''U 23'' and ''V 23'' both perf. and imperf., and watermark type III ''T 22'' and ''U 23'' both perf. and imperf., shades, etc., some gum wrinkles but mainly fine, 14 stamps unmounted. (8 items) Ex Walker.
1512 | £280
Decimal Machins: Booklets: A collection of stitched booklets in three albums with basic 10p. to 85p. editions complete, many additional examples incl. cover type errors, pane perf. types, 10p. books with mixed paper or gum variations incl. scarce Feb. 1974 with first pane PVAD and second pane PVA (DB1(19)/4), 35p. Sept. 1974 with first pane miscut, another with second pane miscut, and a third with both panes miscut, etc. (130) Ex Op den Kamp.
259 | £240
1840 1d. black plate 1b AK, BA, BB and JB (constant variety), each with four small to large margins and good to fine used with Maltese Cross, BA and BB with creases. S.G. Spec. AS5. (4)
519 £110
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate 203 AI imprimatur, a top marginal example with inscription, close to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
858 £820
Surface Printed: 1883–84 'Lilac and Green' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: Three Master die proofs for small head die 269 (punch 270), the head used for 11/2d., 2d., 21/2d., 3d., 5d., 6d., 9d. and 1s., on an engraver's die on buff card (47 x 50mm, see Die Proofs of De La Rue (1)—Proofs on buff card by Peter Young FRPSL, GB Journal volume 54, number 1) endorsed ''269'', one in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''7 JAN 83'' and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', and the last cut down and mounted in sunken frame for exhibition purposes. A unique trio. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 243, cat. £1,500 each, the exhibition proof not listed. Photo.
1173 | £2700
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 10d., a collection of controls on Hagner pages, all in strips of three or blocks of six, watermark types II and III, plus the scarce ''F 15'' (perf.) with watermark type I in a block of six, basic controls complete (less ''C.13'', perf.),range of shades, some plated, etc., varied condition, mainly fine, many stamps unmounted. (37 items) Ex Walker.
1513 £520
Decimal Machins: Booklets: 50p. Follies 3 Paxton's Tower pair of booklets, variety miscut resulting in face values of 24p. and 76p., second with some trimming at right otherwise fine, very scarce. S.G. Spec. UMFB26A, UMFB27A, cat. £1,300. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
260 | £550
1840 1d. black plate 1b BE, CH, FG, KC, LC and NB, each with four close to large margins and used with good to fine red Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. AS5. (6)
520 £250
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate R3 AB imprimatur, a fine upper marginal example showing inscription, with small to large margins, usual marginal fold clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. £1,500. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
859 £700
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. purple on lilac BD-CE block of four perforated 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, exceptionally fine and fresh, 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. £2,300+. Photo.
1174 | £4200
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 1s., a collection of controls on Hagner pages, all in strips of three or blocks of six, plus three pairs, watermark types II and III, range of shades, basic controls complete (less ''E 14''), some plated, etc., varied condition, mainly fine, many stamps unmounted. (57 items) Ex Walker.
1514 | £1350
Decimal Machins: Window Booklets: A specialised collection in seven albums with denominated and NVI issues, incl. ACP and low OBA variations, margin perf. types, cut and torn perfs., inset bands, yellow and blue fluors, unvarnished covers, a few type 5 books with sickle tabs, good range of cylinder books, Double Heads, Greetings books, Christmas books incl. 1984 miscut pair of cylinder books, etc. Ex Op den Kamp.
261 £170
1840 1d. black plate 1b BH and GB, showing recut corners, both with four margins and used with good to fine Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. AS5i. Photo.
522 £190
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate R6 HG imprimatur, good to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. £1,500. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
860 £780
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, 3d. purple on blue GK-HL right marginal block of four perforated 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, some perf. separation and reinforcement and a few small areas of gum loss, otherwise very fine and fresh. A very rare multiple, only 13 blocks are known of these trials of which 8 are in the B.P.M.A. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 251, cat. £2,200+. Photo.
1175 £620
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 1s. in a strip of three with ''E 14'' control with imperf. margin, heavy hinge remainders otherwise fine, scarce. S.G. Spec. N32, cat. £1,000. Ex Walker. Photo.
1515 | £80
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets: 1950 July 2s.6d. (2), 1953 October 2s.6d. (PPR 17mm) and 1978-79 70p. Dry Stone Walling booklets, mainly fine.
262 £210
1840 1d. black plate 1b DB, DC, and DH, all showing the roller flaw, each with four margins and used with red Maltese Cross, DB with crease and DH close at right, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS5k. Photo.
523 £230
1854 SC16 1d. red-brown plate R13 AI imprimatur, a fine upper marginal example showing inscription, with small to large margins, usual marginal fold clear of stamp, small pencil mark on face. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. £4,250. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
861 £880
Surface Printed: 1883–84 'Lilac and Green' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1884 Proof of The 1884 ''SCHEME SHOWING THE DESIGNS AND COLOURS OF THE STAMPS THAT WILL BE IN USE AFTER APRIL 1ST, 1884.'' lithographic printed in leaf on white paper with 1/2d. to £5 in the issued colours with the exception of the 1/2d. which is printed in black, the 5d. has line under ''d'' and the £5 with ''A-B'' corner letters at top (these were removed prior to the printing of the inleaf which was sent to Postmasters to be hung in Post Offices), some imperfections but very rare. Photo.
1176 £720
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 1s. in a block of six (3 x 2) with ''E 14'' control with perf. margin, a few small gum wrinkles otherwise fine, the lower strip unmounted, scarce. S.G. Spec. N32, cat. £1,000. Ex Walker.Photo.
1516 | £500
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets: 1969 to 2016 Prestige books complete in four albums, plus a few varieties incl. Exhibition overprints on covers, 1984 Christian Heritage with broad bands on the 13p. pane DP73, another with broad bands on the 13p. pane DP75, etc. Ex Op den Kamp.
263 £150
1840 1d. black plate 1b EH, IB (non coincident re-entry showing portion of the original impression) and ND (retouched ''N''), each with four margins and used with good to fine black Maltese Crosses. (3) Photo.
524 £250
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II SC16 1d. red-brown plate 1 AG imprimatur, a top marginal example with inscription, good margins usual marginal fold. S.G. Spec. C4, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
862 £450
Surface Printed: 1883–84 ''Lilac and Green'' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1885 Trials and Essays in colour for proposed ''CUSTOMS/BAGGAGE'' label, a superb De La Rue handpainted essay in blue and white for an unadopted design on thick card (78 x 95mm) dated ''NOV. 30TH 85'' in ink, endorsed in pencil '6468/1885' and 'Large Receipt/See Report' and with official Customs handstamp dated Dec. 4, the essay with diagonal pen line and red ink marks, also three perforated colour trials on unwatermarked coloured paper, which were prepared in Nov. 1885 with thicker gum for this proposed issue, 2d AA purple on pink, 21/2d. AA green on yellow and 21/2d LA green on buff, each with pencil or crayon lines with removal attempts, and each damaged. An interesting group. See GB Journal volume 23 page 57.
1177 £90
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 1s. bistre lower margin pair, variety watermark inverted and reversed, some gum bends and wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 395Wk, cat. £240. Photo.
1517 | £400
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklet Panes: 1972 to 2016 Prestige booklet panes complete in five albums, with some early panes with varieties incl. 1980 Wedgwood 2p. pane DP42 with broad bands at left, a selection of missing phosphor panes, 1986 British Rail with all four panes in plated sets of twelve, etc. Ex Op den Kamp.
265 £160
1840 1d. black plate 1b FI (double ''F''), two examples, both with four small to good margins, fine used, one with red Maltese Cross (crease) and the other black. S.G. Spec. AS5f. Photo.
525 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II SC16 1d. red-brown plate 2 AD imprimatur, a top marginal example with inscription, small to good margins, usual marginal fold. S.G. Spec. C4, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
863 £350
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 11/2d. purple on orange IC on small piece, very fine. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 252, cat. from £1,200 (this lettering not listed). Photo.
1182 £550
King George V: 1913–34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. deep sepia brown and 2s.6d. sepia brown, both overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 26, fine with gum. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. Spec. N63(1)s, N63(2)s, cat. £2,800. Photo.
1518 | £230
Queen Elizabeth II: Post Office Label Sheets: A collection of Smiler sheets, incl. 2001 Consignia both sheets, Post Office (1st) sheet, 2001 Occasions, 2001 Smiles with greetings labels, etc., also 2003 Stampex sheets (10), fine. (25)
266 £85
1840 1d. black plate 1b FK, small to large margins, fine used with red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
526 £350
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II SC16 1d. red-brown plate 3 AC imprimatur, a top marginal example with inscription, good to large margins, usual marginal fold. S.G. Spec. C4, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
864 £350
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 HD on small piece, very fine. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 252, cat. from £1,200 (this lettering not listed). Photo.
1183 £150
King George V: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. sepia-brown overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 29, lower right corner perf. bent and a few short perfs. otherwise fine with large part original gum. Ex Monarch. S.G. Spec. N63t, cat. £1,250. Photo.
1519 | £300
Queen Elizabeth II: Post Office Label Sheets: A collection in a binder, 2001 to 2008, incl. 2001 Consignia pair, Exhibition issues, etc. (60)
267 £200
1840 1d. black plate 1b GA (non coincident re-entry showing portion of the original impression), GK (twisted re-entry), and II (non coincident re-entry showing portion of the original impression) on piece, each with four margins and used with red Maltese Cross, mainly fine. (3) Photo.
527 £120
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II SC16 1d. red-brown plate 6 AF imprimatur, a top marginal example with inscription, small to good margins, usual marginal fold. S.G. Spec. C4, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
865 £240
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: ''498'' Manchester numeral on 2d. purple on pink FF on small piece, very fine. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 252, cat. from £1,200 (this lettering not listed). Photo.
1185 £150
King George V: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. (4, one with Field Post Office c.d.s.) and 5s. used, mainly fine. Photo.
1521 | £220
First Day Covers: A K.E.VII to early Q.E.II selection of f.d.c's, earlier covers illustrated with incl. 1948 Olympic Games (4), 1957 Scouts (4), 1966 World Cup Winners, etc., also 1948 Silver Wedding £1 on plain cover, a few PHQs. (approx. 100)
268 £60
1840 1d. black plate 1b GI (double ''I''), small to large margins, fine used with neat red Maltese Cross, lower left corner bent over. S.G. Spec. AS5f. Photo.
528 £160
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II SC16 1d. red-brown plate 20 AF imprimatur, a top marginal example with inscription, small to large margins, usual marginal fold. S.G. Spec. C4, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
866 £450
Surface Printed: 1883–84 'Lilac and Green' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1/2d. colour trial in orange-brown, perf. 14 on gummed, watermarked paper, a few perfs. blunted at foot, otherwise fine and fresh. Very scarce. S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 254, cat. from £3,250. Photo.
1186 £550
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 5s., 10s. and £1 overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 24, without gum, perf. faults, otherwise mainly fine. S.G. Spec. N66t, N69v, N72u. Photo.
1522 | £450
First Day Covers: A 1930s to 2010s collection of f.d.c's in 29 albums, incl. 1935 Silver Jubilee, 1940 Victory with ''Don't waste bread'' slogan, 1948 Silver Wedding on two covers, each plain, etc. (100s)
269 £85
1840 1d. intense black plate 1b HG, fine used with small to huge margins, cancelled by red Maltese cross, light horizontal wrinkle does not detract from appearance. S.G. Spec. AS4. Photo.
529 £170
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II SC16 1d. red-brown plate 21AK imprimatur, a top marginal example with inscription, close to good margins, touched at left, usual marginal fold. S.G. Spec. C4, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
867 £230
Surface Printed: 1883–84 'Lilac and Green' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1/2d. colour trial in orange-red, perf. 14 on gummed, watermarked paper, perfs. trimmed at left, minor bends, otherwise fine and fresh colour. Very scarce. S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 254, cat. from £3,250. Photo.
1187 £140
King George V: 1913–34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 5s. rose-carmine, fine mint. Eichele opinion. S.G. 401, cat. £625. Photo.
1523 | £160
Postage Dues: 1855-1986 selection of covers and cards, incl. a good range of charge marks, with handstruck ''1d''., ''11/2d.'', ''2d.'', ''3d.'', ''5d.'', etc. (75 items)
270 £220
1840 1d. black plate 1b HI, TB and SJ, each with four margins and used with good to fine Maltese Crosses, HI with tiny crease. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
530 £230
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. red-brown plate 26 AI imprimatur, a top marginal example with inscription, small to good margins, usual marginal fold. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
868 £280
Surface Printed: 1883–84 'Lilac and Green' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1/2d. colour trial in grey-green, imperforate on gummed, watermarked paper, frame-lines shaved in places, otherwise fine and fresh. Very scarce. S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 254, cat. from £3,250. Photo.
1191 £110
King George V: 1913 Waterlow 10s. indigo-blue used with neat c.d.s's, fine. S.G. 402, Spec. N69(1), cat. £450. Photo.
1526 £190
Postage Dues: 1872 (Dec. 3) stampless envelope locally used in Huddersfield, showing a fine strike of the boxed ''STAMP NOT/VISIBLE'' mark usually seen only on newspapers, and small handstruck ''2'', most unusual. Photo.
271 £100
1840 1d. intense black plate 1b IG (recut left side-line), small to large margins, used with red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS4h. Photo.
531 £160
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. red-brown plate 30 AE imprimatur, a top marginal example (trimmed) with inscription, small to large margins, usual marginal fold. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
869 £110
Surface Printed: 1883–84 'Lilac and Green' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1/2d. slate-blue colour standard overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 14, traces of gum and fault at upper left corner, also 21/2d. lilac LI imperforate lower marginal example overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, diagonal crease, otherwise fine and fresh with gum. S.G. K17At. & K20s, cat. £1,725. Photo.
1192 £110
King George V: 1913 Waterlow 10s. indigo used with registered oval cancellations, fine. S.G. 402, Spec. N69(2), cat. £550. Photo.
1527 £550
Postage Dues: 1903-53 a collection of covers and cards on leaves, incl. 1916 cover from Eastbourne to Edinburgh with ''over/1 oz/2'', 1926 cover from Dundee to London bearing ''1d./TO PAY/ADMISSIBLE/AT/PRINTED PAPER/RATE'', 1931 long envelope from Beckenham to Bromley with manuscript ''6D. to Pay'' compulsory registration fee, 1935 cover to Chesterfield with ''Not to be found/186'' and boxed ''1/2/Undelivered for/reason stated/Postage Due for Return/to/sender'' in red, 1945 cover used locally in Stourbridge, manuscript ''Compulsory Registration 6d. to Pay'', etc. (47 items)
272 | £780
1840 1d. black plate 1b, a group each with recut or partially recut side lines, comprising KH, KL, MC, MD, ME, PF, RB and ?L on piece, each with four margins and used with Maltese Crosses, mainly good to fine. (8)
532 £120
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. red-brown plate 32 AF imprimatur, a top marginal example with inscription, small to good margins, usual marginal fold. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
870 £550
Surface Printed: 1883–84 'Lilac and Green' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 4d. die proof with corner letters AE-EA, in black on glazed card, cut down and mounted on piece from De La Rue Striking Book with endorsements ''Augst 1st/2 Formes/240 Leads Each'' in black and ''8 Sept 83'' in red, usual slight rubbing, otherwise fine. Unique. S.G. Spec. K22. Photo.
1194 £450
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow £1 green, used with indistinct central c.d.s., fine. S.G. 403, cat. £1,400. Photo.
1530 | £280
Postage Dues: 1914 to 1975 mint and used collection, on leaves and stockbook pages, mint incl. 1914-22 to 5d. less 3d., 1924-30, 1936-37, 1938-39 and 1954-55 sets to 2s.6d., 1955-57 to 5s., etc., good to fine mint. (184)
273 £110
1840 1d. black plate 1b LA (recut left side-line), small margins, used with black Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS5h. Photo.
533 £120
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. red-brown plate 36 AF imprimatur, a top marginal example (trimmed) with inscription, small to good margins, usual marginal fold. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
871 £1000
Surface Printed: 1883–84 'Lilac and Green' Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 9d. die proof showing clear circles in lower corners and traces in upper corners, in black on glazed card (93 x 61mm) dated ''18 JUN 83'' (was stamped ''13'' but altered to ''18'' in manuscript) and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', very fine. S.G. Spec. K25, cat. £2,000. Photo.
1196 £1300
1913 Waterlow £1 dull blue-green, a very rare used block of four, ''LONDON'' rubber c.d.s's, stamps with creases and some other imperfections, otherwise fine and very few used blocks are known. S.G. 404. Photo.
1531 | £45
Postage Dues: 1914 to 1975, a used accumulation in a small stockbook, also a few mint with multiples, mixed condition. (100s)
274 £230
1840 1d. black plate 1b LG, with watermark inverted, fine used with good to large margins, cancelled by black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5l, cat. £2,500. Photo.
534 £140
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. red-brown plate 37 HL imprimatur, a right marginal example (trimmed) with inscription, small to good margins, small surface fault (printing flaw?), otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
872 £1050
Surface Printed: 1883–84 'Lilac and Green; Issue: The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 9d. die proof essay for corner letters LS-SL, in black on glazed card (92 x 61mm) without markings, very fine. These corner letters would have been impossible on a horizontal format sheet of stamps. S.G. Spec. K25, this proof not listed without pencilled initials. Photo.
1198 £200
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. pale sepia-brown mint, centred low and right, perfs. slightly irregular and some gum wrinkles, otherwise fine, scarce. R.P.S. certificate (1979), prior to the new specialised listing, stating ''Seal brown, pale shade''. S.G. Spec. N64(1), cat. £1,500. Photo.
1532 | £110
Postage Dues: 1914-60 a selection of 1/2d. and 11/2d. charge marks on leaves, incl. underpaid Airmail and Paquebot items, incoming mail, interesting group. (27 items)
275 £80
1840 1d. black plate 1b LG, good even margins, fine used with red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
535 £230
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. red-brown plate 40 AI imprimatur, a top marginal example with inscription, good to large margins, fine. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
873 | £450
Surface Printed: 1887-92 Jubilee, a mainly unmounted mint selection, incl. 1887-92 Jubilee 10d. pair, 1s. green (2), etc., also 1870 1/2d. and 1880-81 1/2d. corner block of four, mainly fine. (37)
1199 £230
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. grey-brown (incl. worn plates) mint and 2s.6d. deep yellow-brown unmounted mint, both with lightly toned gum and the first with blunt perf, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. N64(3), (5), cat. £650. Photo.
1533 £200
Postage Dues: 1914 (Apr. 20) unpaid envelope sent locally in Stamford, handstruck ''2D/742'' on front, bearing 2d. Postage Due used on the first day of issue, exceptionally fine. Photo.
276 £110
1840 1d. black plate 1b NC (retouched ''N''), good margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS5e. Photo.
536 £110
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. red-brown plate 45 AH imprimatur, a top marginal example with inscription, close to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
874 | £380
Surface Printed: 1887-92 Jubilee, a mainly mint selection, incl. shades, 4d. unmounted mint pair, 5d. die I, 1s. green and carmine (10 with a block of four), etc., very mixed condition. (179)
1200 £320
King George V: 1915–18 De La Rue 2s.6d. fine used with Army Post Office c.d.s., 2s.6d. cinnamon-brown with R.P.S. certificate (2012) stating ''has top perfs. added and all perfs. trimmed'', and 5s. fine used with neat Fort William c.d.s. (3). Photo.
1534 £160
Postage Dues: 1914 (Apr. 20) unpaid postcard sent locally in London, handstruck ''1D/73'' on front, with 1d. Postage Due used on the first day of issue, tied by fine ''LONDON W.C./20 AP/14'', fine. Photo.
277 £120
1840 1d. black plate 1b NE (retouched ''N''), small to good margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS5e. Photo.
537 £95
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. red-brown plate 46 IG imprimatur, close to good margins, just cut into at left, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
875 | £680
Surface Printed: 1887–92 'Jubilee', a collection on covers (25) with 1/2d. printed matter rates to Tasmania and Argentina, 21/2d. franking incl. example tied by ''PAQUEBOT'' handstamp to 1893 (July 24) envelope from Dublin to Chicago, 1891 (Dec. 10) cover to Mauritius cancelled by fancy geometric postmark, 1892 cover to Curacao, 1896 envelope to Fiji, 4d. used on cover to Sierra Leone, 3d. (2) on 1890 (Sept. 4) cover to Port Moresby, British New Guinea, 5d. long envelope to Algeria, 6d. covers to Australia and New Zealand, double rate covers to Vera Cruz, Mexico (2) bearing 4d. pair and 21/2d. (2) respectively, some interesting destinations.
1201 £380
King George V: 1915–18 De La Rue 2s.6d. very deep brown, fine used. R.P.S. certificate (2012). S.G. Spec. N64(11), cat. £1,400. Photo.
 
278 £320
1840 1d. black plate 1b OB, OD, OF and QD, each showing burr rub and OD also showing recut side line, each with four margins and used with red Maltese Cross, OB with crease, otherwise good to fine. S.G. AS5g. (4) Photo.
538 £220
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. red-brown plate 47 AK imprimatur, a top marginal example with inscription, close to good margins, fine. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. £1,300. Ex Ken Statham. Photo.
876 £190
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 1/2d. to 1s. (both), unmounted mint, a few creases and the 1s. green and carmine with toned perf., otherwise mainly fine. S.G. 197-211, 213 and 214, cat. £650. Photo.
1202 £90
King George V: 1915–18 De La Rue 2s.6d. very deep brown, used with Registration of Business Names c.d.s. in violet, fine. R.P.S. certificate (2011). S.G. Spec. N64(11), cat. £1,400. Photo.