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Auction of Great Britain Postage Stamps and Postal History

Sale number: 125

Thursday 15th November 2018

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1 | £3500
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in a Davo album, incl. 1864-79 1d. plate numbers to 224 (less 77) used, 1862-64 3d. TD, 6d. plate 3 EK, 9d. CA, 1s. PJ used, 1867-80 2s. brown PA used, 1867-83 watermark Anchor on white paper £5 orange AF mint, 1873-80 8d. orange LG unused, 1884 watermark Crowns £1 brown-lilac JB used, 1887-92 Jubilee to 1s. (both) mint, £1 green MB used, 1902-10 De La Rue 10s. and £1 mint, 1939-48 set mint, Q.E.II commemoratives with better phosphors mint, varied condition, etc. (100s)
305 £120
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1883 (Feb. 13) envelope to South Kensington with a well observed hand drawn pencil scene of a horse drawn carriage, franked with 1d. lilac tied by Earls Court duplex, some light ageing and slight damage at top, otherwise fine and attractive. Photo.
584 £100
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II, SC16 1d. red-brown plate 7 LL, fine mint. S.G. Spec. C4(1). Photo.
951 £260
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 5s. carmine, very fine and fresh unmounted mint, minor gum wrinkles. S.G. 318, cat. £875. Photo.
1323 £420
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown 21/2d. carmine-red type I mint horizontal pair variety imperf. between stamps and top margin, hinged in margin above left stamp, right stamp fine unmounted. S.G. Spec. S52a. Photo.
2 | £1900
Collections and Mixed Lots: A line engraved collection in an album, incl. 1840 2d. blue plate 1 QD-QE, QI, plate DH, NK, 1841 2d. range with shades, 1854 (Feb.-Mar.) 1d. SC16 plates 155 to 201, 1855 (Jan.) SC 14 plate 194 to 200, 1855 (Feb.) SC14 1d. plates 4 to 17, 1855 (Feb.) SC 16 plates 1 to 15, 1855 (May) LC16 1d. plates 7, 10 and 15, 1857-63 LC14 1d. MA and TA watermark error, 1870 1/2d. plates 1 to 20 with plate 9, 1864-79 1d. plate 71 to 225 complete (less plate 77), etc., varied condition. (100s)
306 £80
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1884 (Jan. 20) ''The Queens Head'' printed envelope from Southampton to Salisbury, bearing 1d. lilac, a few light areas of toning, small repair at top, otherwise fine and fresh. Photo.
585 £400
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II, LC16 1d. plate 2 BH-CI used block of four, a few blunted perfs, CI with rounded corner, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C5. Photo. Ex Harding.
952 £140
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 5s. carmine very fine used block of four cancelled by Guernsey c.d.s's, vibrant colour. S.G. 318, cat. £800+. Photo.
1324 £190
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown 3d. deep lilac in a vertical pair with margin at left (folded through horizontal perfs.), probably from a sheet printing, the top stamp variety imperf. on three sides, unmounted mint but with diagonal creases through variety stamp and the margin. R.P.S. certificate (1988) stating S.G. Spec. S68b (from booklet pane), cat. £2,500. Photo.
3 | £2700
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mint and used Q.V. to K.G.VI collection in an album incl. 1840 1d. black plate 5 TK matched with 1841 1d. red-brown, range of imperforate issues incl. 1841 1d. and 2d. cancelled with numbers ''1'' to ''12'' in Maltese Crosses, 1841 1d. red-brown unused comprising CL, HB, LI, 1847-54 embossed 6d. (4), 10d., 1s. (2), 1d. plates to 225 LH, 1867-83 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. plate 2 AF, BI, HA, 1887-92 'Jubilee' mint and used set to 1s. (both) mint and to £1 used, 1929 P.U.C. £1 mint upper marginal and used, K.G.VI 2s.6d. brown unused block of four, 2s.6d. to £1 in used blocks, mixed condition. (100s)
307 £80
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1887 (Sept. 20) and 1888 (Jan. 14) printed envelopes from Alford and Hereford to ''Mrs. Dodgson, The Poplars, Stockton on Tees, Co. Durham'', bearing 1d. lilac and Jubilee 1/2d. pair respectively, a few imperfections and a trifle soiled, attractive. Photo.
587 £80
Later Line Engraved: 1855-63 die II, alphabet II LC14 on blued paper 1d. red-brown plate 12 RE, fine mint. S.G. 29, Spec. C6. Photo.
953 £120
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 10s. blue fine used, with neat c.d.s. cancellation and light second strike at upper right. S.G. 319, cat. £600. Photo.
1325 £190
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown 3d. deep lilac variety imperf. between stamp and bottom margin, fine mint. S.G. Spec. S68c. Photo.
4 | £1750
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly used surface printed collection in an album, incl. 1847-54 embossed 1s. (3), 10d. (2) and 6d. (3), 1855-57 4d. (6), 6d. (3), 1s. (3), 1862-64 3d. (3), 4d. (4), 6d. (5), 9d. (2), 1s. (3), 1873-80 21/2d. rosy mauve plates 3 to 17, 1873-80 4d. vermilion plate 15 KE, 4d. sage-green plate 15 IK, plate 16 DC, MK, 4d. grey-brown plate 17 JK, 1s. orange-brown plate 13 PA, 1884 watermark Crowns £1 brown-lilac OC, 1887-92 Jubilee to 1s. (both) mint and £1 green RA used, etc., mixed condition. (few 100s)
309 £170
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1899 (May 8) envelope from London to Maida Vale with a pen and ink illustration of a three mast sailing skiff, franked with 1d. lilac, a few small stains and peripheral imperfections, attractive. Photo.
589 £140
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet III, SC14 1d. red-brown plate 25 SL, used on small piece, scarce. S.G. Spec. C7, cat. £1,100. Photo. Ex Harding.
954 £120
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House £1 deep green used with smudged parcel cancellation. Hendon certificate (2008). S.G. 320, cat. £750. Photo.
1326 £1850
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown 6d. reddish purple in a mint block of eight (2 x 4, folded through perfs. between third and fourth rows), the third row stamps variety imperf. on three sides, light gum toning (slightly uneven) and lower pair with gum crease, lightly mounted on top right stamp, the variety block of four unmounted, rare. S.G. 548aa, Spec. S105a, cat. £10,500. Photo.
5 | £2600
Collections and Mixed Lots: A surface printed collection in a Lighthouse album, incl. 1855-57 4d. (5), 6d. (4 one with watermark inverted), 1s. (3), 1862-64 3d. (3, one unused), 4d. (4), 6d. (3), 9d. (2), 1s. (3), 1865-67 3d., 4d. (3), 6d. (2), 9d. and 1s., 1867-80 2s. brown AD (reperforated), 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. HG used (straight edge at left), 1880-83 3d. and 6d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1880-81 1d. complete used reconstruction, 5d. block of four overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1881 1d. lilac die II printed on gummed side mint with R.P.S. certificate (2005), 1884 watermark Crowns £1 brown-lilac OC used, 1883 or 84 21/2d., 3d., 5d., 6d., 9d. and 1s. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1887-92 £1 green AD used, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
310 £270
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1912, 1913 two hand illustrated envelopes used to the same addressee in North Walsham, both depicting elephants, fine. Photo.
590 £190
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet III, SC14 1d. red-brown plate 26 NG, used, short perfs at base, otherwise fine, very scarce. S.G. Spec. C7, cat. £1,500. Photo. Ex Harding.
955 £160
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House £1 deep green fine used with neat central Guernsey c.d.s. S.G. 320, cat. £750. Photo.
1327 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown 6d. reddish purple on pink tinted paper, in a cylinder ''3'' no dot block of six (2 x 3), perf. type F(L), some gum wrinkles and creasing in corner of margin, lightly mounted on top left stamp, the others unmounted, not recorded from cylinder 3. S.G. Spec. S105d. Photo.
6 | £5800
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly Q.V. accumulation in two albums, leaves and loose, incl. pre-stamp and stampless covers with Penny Posts, 1840 1d. Mulready letter sheet A34 unused, also one used on 1840 (May 16), 2d. letter sheet a103 unused, 2d. envelope a209 used (poor), 1841 1d. red-brown DC-ED mint block of four (faults), 1887-92 to 1s. (both) mint, Officials, Used Abroad, etc. Ex Harding. (100s)
312 | £480
Cancellations: A group of Edinburgh 'Brunswick Star' cancellations on 1d. stars (6), 1d. plates (85), 2d. plate 9 (3), and 6d. lilac, also range of used 1d. stars and plates mainly in multiples with cancellation interest, mixed condition. (approx. 160)
591 | £300
Later Line Engraved: 1855-63 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d., a predominately unplated used collection in hingeless mounts within an album incl. some mint or unused examples comprising plate 55 EG-GG and EH-GH vertical strips of three, 55 HA-IA marginal vertical pair with selvedge inscription, TB, CG, plate 56 BB, CK-DL block of four, plate 56 EG-EL strip of six used in Malta, also extensive reconstruction of plate 55 (C10) with re-entries and minor varieties and flaws highlighted, mainly good to fine. S.G. Spec. C8, C10. (100s)
956 £50
King Edward VII: Booklets: 1904 2s.01/2d. booklet, all panes with upright watermark, mixed perfs., rear cover with some creasing, otherwise fine, also with a 1d. pane of six. S.G. BA1, cat. £500. Photo.
1328 £230
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown 9d. bronze-green top margin strip of four (folded through central column of perfs.), the right pair variety imperforate between the stamps and margin (a few perf. holes above the left stamp), due to a paper fold, small adhesion on reverse of right stamp but unmounted mint, slight overall gum toning with a few wrinkles, most unusual. S.G. 551 var. Photo.
7 | £1400
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used Q.V. collection on leaves, incl. 1840 1d. black (2, one with four margins), 2d. blue (four margins), 1847-54 6d. (2), 10d. and 1s. (all cut square), 1864 1d. plates 71 to 225 (less 77), 1870 1/2d. plate 9, surface printed with values to 2s. brown, 1883-84 'Lilac and Green' set, 1887-92 die II 5d., £1, range of Officials, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
313 | £200
Cancellations:A collection of Irish duplexes cancelling 1858-76 2d. blues, incl. pairs (3), single on piece (4), and plate 9 FG tied to cover to Ballymoney by neat Belfast duplex, mainly good to fine with superb clear cancellations. (24 items)
592 | £580
Later Line Engraved: 1855-63 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. red-brown used collection incl. LC14 on blued paper plates 23 to 47, LC14 transitional paper with plates 27 to 52 incl. plate 35 NF, 40 DE, 45 EA, 49 OD-OE pair, 52 QK on cover, with R.P.S. certificate (1994), white paper 27 to R17 (less 33 and 65) with a number of additional examples, incl. plate 45 BD, 64 TG, inverted watermarks (7), a few with faults but mainly good to fine. S.G. Spec. C8-C10. (100s)
958 £300
King Edward VII: Booklets: 1909 (Aug.) 2s.0d. booklet, edition 6 (3rd interleaf advert Brimsdown Lamps), all panes with inverted wmks, mainly good perfs., St. Andrew's Cross pane with some creasing and minor cover imperfections otherwise fine, also with another example exploded (no panes). S.G. BA5, cat. £2,700. Photo.
1329 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown 10d. Prussian blue in a vertical strip of four, the top stamp normal, the others with a weak print resulting in a much paler shade, mounted at top and bottom, one variety stamp unmounted, unusual. Brandon certificate (2004) stating ''Deep Prussian blue (from cameo, emblems and frame) omitted''. S.G. 552, var. Photo.
8 | £1150
Collections and Mixed Lots: A collection in five albums and a stockbook, Q.V. to Q.E.II, incl. 1840 Mulready envelope used, 2d. lettersheet unused, 1840 1d. black (4), 2d. blue (2) used, range of later line engraved with covers and 1864 1d. plates 71 to 224 (less 77) complete used, surface printed to 10s. used, 1904 2s.6d. incomplete booklet (less one pane), K.E.VII to 10s. used, 1913 Royal Cypher 1/2d. and 1d. used, 1913 Waterlow £1 used, 1929 U.P.U £1 used, 1924 3s. incomplete booklet, 1934 re-engraved 5s. mint, 1951 Festival set mint, later with mint issues to 2000s, also postage dues, Machins, f.d.c's, a few Officials, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
316 | £270
Cancellations: Posted in Advance for Christmas: A group of picture postcards bearing K.E.VII 1/2d. with cancellations comprising ''POSTED IN ADVANCE/FOR DELIVERY ON XMAS DAY'' ovals ''A.D.J./1903'', ''M.R./1904'', ''M.R./1905'' (2), additional two examples of ''M.R./1905'' on piece plus a single, also 1907 picture postcard cancelled ''ALTRINCHAM/XMAS'', good to fine strikes. (8 items)
593 £400
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on blued paper 1d. red-brown plate 35 SA-TA vertical pair overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 2 vertically, fine with gum. S.G. 29s, Spec. C8s, cat. £1,400. Photo. Ex Harding.
959 £300
King Edward VII: Booklets: 1909 (Aug.) 2s.0d. booklet, edition 6 (3rd interleaf advert Brimsdown Lamps), all panes with inverted wmks, mainly good perfs., front and back covers creased, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BA5, cat. £2,700. Photo.
1330 £320
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown 1s. bistre-brown in an unmounted mint top left corner block of thirty (3 x 10, mounted in margin and one stamp with small adhesion), the vertical corner pair being partly imperforate due to a paper fold, some gum wrinkles and marks in margin, unusual. S.G. 554 var. Photo.
9 | £1250
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to K.G.VI collection in an album, incl. 1841 1d. red-brown complete reconstruction, 1855-57 4d. (2), 6d. (2) used, 1862-64 3d. (2), 4d., 6d. (2), 1887-92 Jubilee to 1s. (both) mint, 1902-13 to £1 used, 1912-24 watermark simple Cypher set with 6d. perf. 14, 1913 watermark Mult. Royal Cypher 1/2d. mint, 1918-19 Bradbury 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s. unmounted mint, 1934 re-engraved set mint, 1939-48 10s. dark blue unmounted mint, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
317 £80
Cancellations: Scots Locals: Bishopton type XX: 1857 (Feb.) cover to Paisley, franked by 1856 1d. TL (lower right corner missing) LC14 die II alphabet III, tied by a good strike of ''BISHOPTON'' with another on the reverse. R.P.S. certificate (2017) states ''black obliteration has oxidised.'' Photo.
594 £500
1855 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on blued 1d. plum plate 36 LH, fine used. R.P.S. certificate (1990). S.G. Spec. C8(3), cat. £900. Photo.
960 | £1200
King George V: A mint collection on leaves incl. Downey Heads with 1912 Royal cypher and multiple cypher 1d. no cross on crown, 1912-24 1/2d. ''PENCF'' in a marginal block of four and a pair, 8d. ''J17'' perf. and imperf. control pairs, 9d. olive-green (2), 1913 multiple cypher 1/2d. and 1d., 1924-26 block cypher to 1s., 1924 and 1925 Wembley Exhibition sets, 1929 P.U.C. to £1, 1934-36 Photogravure, 1934 Re-engraved Seahorses, etc., some toning but mainly good to fine. (152)
1331 £210
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1957 watermark St. Edward's Crown graphite 11/2d. green with both lines at left, fine used. S.G. 563a, Spec. S27a, cat. £600. Photo.
10 | £750
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in eight albums, nine stockbooks, leaves and loose, incl. 1864-79 1d. plates to 225 (2) used, 1870 1/2d. plate 14 JF-KG mint block of four, 1855-57 4d. (5), 6d. (3), 1s. (2), 1862-64 1s. green pairs (2) used, 1902-13 to 10s. used, Q.E.II pre-decimal commemoratives in blocks and part sheets, etc. (many 1,000s)
318 | £400
Cancellations: Telegraph Cancellations: A collection on Hagner leaves and on cards with telegraphic cancelations on postage stamps, values to 2s.6d. (2), 5s. (4) incl. watermark Maltese Cross plate 1 GH, mixed condition. (91)
595 | £3500
Later Line Engraved: 1857-63 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. rose-red a mainly used plated collection on leaves, incl. MA watermark error on plates 43, 46, 47, 52, 56, 57, 59, 60, 66 (unused), 68, R17, ML watermark error plate 52, TA watermark error on plates 34, 36, 39, 42, 43, 44, 47, 49, 52, 55, 56, 57, 59 (2), 60, 66, 68 (2), R17, TL watermark error on plate 62, etc., varied condition. (183) Ex Harding.
961 | £550
King George V: A mint selection in a stockbook, incl. controls, shades, watermarks, Downey Heads with 1912 Royal Cypher 1/2d. no cross on crown, 1912-24 1/2d. ''U23'' control, 1d. scarlet-vermilion (R.P.S. certificate (1998), 11/2d. ''PENCF'', 2d. watermark inverted booklet pane of six, 10d. corner pair with ''M19'' control, 1913 Multiple Cypher 1/2d. and 1d., 1924-26 11/2d. booklet pane of fours stamps and two adverts, 1925 Exhibition 11/2d. block of four, also some K.E.VIII with 11/2d. booklet pane of four stamps and two adverts, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1332 £150
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1957 watermark St. Edward's Crown graphite 2d. light red-brown with line at left, used with wavy line cancellation. R.P.S. certificate (1963). S.G. 564a, Spec. S39a, cat. £250. Photo.
11 | £1000
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1854 to 1879, a mainly used specialised collection of 1d. stars and plates on 'Philatelic' leaves, with issues, shades, and plates allocated by the collector, an interesting lot with an excellent range of shades, varieties incl. 1857 LC14 1d. MA and TA errors of watermark, 1864–79 1d. plates with 79 and 93 MA errors of watermark, also a study of the four alphabets including 1841 1ds., etc. (many 100s)
319 | £240
Cancellations: A group of T.P.O cancellations on 1d. plates, also a range of railway parcel stamps, mixed condition. (90)
598 £120
Later Line Engraved: 1857-63 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. rose-red plate 60 TL watermark error, fine used with numeral cancel. S.G. Spec. C10d, cat. £600. Photo. Ex Harding.
963 | £190
King George V: 1924 to 1936, a collection on leaves, incl. range of shades, 1924-26 to 1s. used (5), 1d. with offset on reverse, 1d. overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33P, 1934-36 to 1s. used (9), 11/2d. booklet panes of four with two adverts unmounted mint (2), 1934 re-engraved set used, etc., slightly mixed condition. (180)
1333 £380
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 1/2d. orange-red in a tête-bêche horizontal pair, light gum wrinkle otherwise fine unmounted mint. Brandon certificate (2000). S.G. Spec. S5 (footnote), cat. £2,250. Photo.
12 | £1400
Collections and Mixed Lots: A collection of used Line Engraved in a stockbook, incl. 1840 2d. blue (4, two with four margins), 1841 1d. used with numbers ''1'', ''2'', ''3'', ''4'', ''5'', ''6'', ''7'', ''8'' (2), ''9'' (2), ''10'', ''12'' in Maltese Cross, used with Norwich Maltese Cross on piece (not guaranteed), strip of six, strip of five, strips of four (5), single with watermark inverted, 1841-51 2d. strip of five used on cover, pair used (four margins), 1854-57 1d. pair used on piece, SC16 1d. watermark inverted, 2d. (6, one with watermark inverted), SC14 2d. (3), LC16 2d., 1856-58 perf. 16 2d., 1864-79 plates 71 to 224 complete with some duplication, 1858-76 2d. with watermark inverted (3), 1870-79 plate 9, plate 8 used on cover, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
320 £1100
Cancellations: Trial Cancellations: 1880-81 1/2d. green tied to unaddressed envelope (damaged at left) by ''LONDON E.C./H/AU 12/80'' squared circle trial cancellation. S.G. Spec. Vol. 1 page 232, cat. £4,500. Photo.
600 | £750
Later Line Engraved: 1857 die II, alphabet III, LC16 1d. plates 27 to 60 complete as listed (not all guaranteed) with a few duplicate examples of some plates, incl. plate 27 SJ on cover, 38 JF, R.P.S. certificate (2013), 45 MG with beautiful neat cancellation, 49 SC on cover (filing fold), 58 EE, TA on cover, mainly good to fine with clear cancellations. S.G. Spec. C11. (22)
964 | £190
King George V: A mint and used collection of commemoratives incl. 1924 Wembley with 1d. and 11/2d. with superb colour with first day exhibition cancellations, 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d. tied to registered piece by first day c.d.s's, £1 fine used on piece, tied by registered oval, 1935 Silver Jubilee 21/2d. tied to piece by green Aberdeen c.d.s., mainly good to fine. (58)
1335 £220
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 1d. ultramarine imperf. single and another imperf. three sides, used together on small piece alongside a normal stamp, tied by a wavy line cancellation, ex vertical coil. Brandon certificate (1999). Photo.
13 | £1300
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in three albums, incl. 1840 Mulready lettersheet used, range of line engraved with 1841 1d. unused with small part original gum (2), 1841-51 2d. pair used, 1854-67 LC14 mint pair, 1864 1d. plates 71 to 222 complete used (less 77), 1857-63 Embossed 10d. used, 1870 1/2d. plates 1 to 20 (with plate 9) used, range of surface printed to 1s. unused and 5s. used, K.E.VII to 10s. used, range of Downey Heads, 1912-24 to 1s. mint, range of Seahorses, 1924-26 to 1s. mint, 1929 U.P.U 1/2d. to 11/2d. watermark sideways mint, 1939-48 10s. dark blue unmounted mint, 1951 Festival set mint, 1952-54 to 1s.6d. mint, 1955 Waterlow set mint, 1955-68 to 1s.6d. mint, 1958-61 graphite-line set mint, 1959 phosphor-graphite set mint, 1959 £1 mint, 1960s phosphor sets, range of Q.E.II booklet panes and multiples, postage dues, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
321 | £280
Exhibitions: A collection of philatelic exhibition and congress labels in a boxed album, from 1897 to 1967, incl. wide range of designs and colours with 1910 London Second Philatelic Congress (4), 1912 Margate Congress (5), 1912 Jubilee Exhibition (19), 1923 London Exhibition (16), 1933 London Congress imperf. proofs (7), 1934 Air Post Exhibition Rocket Post (6), 1935 Bath Congress complete sheetlets (2), 1936 Cambridge Congress complete sheetlet, also some other cinderellas with 1916 National Philatelic War Fund, etc. (100s)
603 | £300
Later Line Engraved: 1861 die II, alphabet IV, LC14 1d. pale rose-red plate 50 TA watermark error, plate 51 MA watermark error, etc. (15) S.G. Spec. C12, g. Ex Harding.
965 | £300
King George V: A mainly used collection on leaves incl. 1912-24 with a range of shades to 9d. olive-green (5), 10d. (5), 1s. (5), with 11/2d. mint pair and block of four each with one unit displaying ''PENCF'' variety, 1913 Multiple Cypher 1/2d. and 1d., 1924-26 Block Cypher incl 21/2d. watermark inverted, etc. fair to fine. (208)
1336 £120
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 1d. ultramarine watermark inverted in an imperf. horizontal pair, some gum wrinkles and each stamp with small adhesion otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. S16d var. Photo.
14 | £1050
Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation of mainly modern issues in sixteen albums, incl. 1840 1d. black used (four margins), extensive range of unmounted mint decimal issues with miniature sheets in seven boxed Davo GB albums with issues to the 2010s, range of coin covers, etc., also some world with U.S.A. collection in three sparsely filled Davo boxed albums. (100s)
324 £160
Essays, Prooofs and Trials: John Dickinson: 1837 London District Post 1d. letter sheet essay in yellow-buff on Dickinson's special silk thread paper, unfolded, a few minor imperfections, otherwise fine. Photo. Ex Harding.
604 £90
Later Line Engraved: 1862 die II, alphabet II, LC14 1d. rose-red plate R15 MA. error of watermark, used, small thin, otherwise fine. B.P.A. certificate (1992). S.G. Spec. C13k. Photo. Ex Harding.
966 | £80
King George V: 1911-12 and 1912-24 issues, a mint selection of control singles, mainly fine, some unmounted. (23)
1337 £1000
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 1d. ultramarine in a tête-bêche horizontal pair, light gum wrinkle otherwise fine unmounted mint. Brandon certificate (2000). S.G. 571d, Spec. S17f, unpriced. Photo.
15 | £1050
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. collection in a stockbook incl. 1840 1d. and 2d. used (both cut into), 1841 1d.'s and 2d. (3) used, selection of 1d. and 2d. Stars used, 1864-79 most 1d. plates to 224 mint, also used, 1870 selection of mint plates, 1847-54 embossed 1s. and 6d. used (faults), range of used surface printed to 1s., 1883-84 'Lilac and Green' 11/2d. and 2d. mint, 1887-1900 Jubilee mint to 10d. (2), 1s. green and carmine, etc., mixed condition. (few 100s)
325 £210
Essays, Proofs and Trials: A line-engraved essay similar in design to the 1840 1d., lettered GL, in black on unwatermarked wove paper (21 x 25mm), thought to have been produced by John Carmichael, light creasing and thinned otherwise fine. Photo.
605 £190
Later Line Engraved: 1862 die II, alphabet II, LC14 1d. plate R15 TA with watermark error, used, slight crease and two trimmed perfs, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. C13. Photo. Ex Harding.
967 | £130
King George V: A mint and used collection on Hagner leaves incl. 1929 P.U.C. duplicated mint values to 21/2d. incl. set in blocks of four, booklets with 2s., 3s. (2), airmail cover to Ithaca, postage due cover, 1935 Silver Jubilee incl. mint controls to 21/2d., covers (6) incl. registered, mixed condition. (100+)
1338 £1150
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 11/2d. green in a tête-bêche horizontal pair, fine unmounted mint. Brandon certificate (2000). S.G. 572c, Spec. S29i, unpriced. Photo.
16 | £1550
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. collection of 2d. Stars on leaves, incl. 1841 plate 4 violet blue on thicker lavender tinted paper, EG with R.P.S. certificate (1984), 1854 SC16 plate 4 BJ, EL, MJ and RA used on separate covers, 1855 LC16 plate 5 NH-NI and RI-RJ pairs used on separate covers, 1858-76 2d. plate 13 MH-MI pair with inverted watermark, etc., varied condition. (91) Ex Harding.
326 £250
Essays, Proofs and Trials: A line-engraved essay similar in design to the 1840 1d., lettered GL, in orange on unwatermarked wove paper (32 x 36mm), thought to have been produced by John Carmichael, a fine example. Photo.
606 £230
Later Line Engraved: 1862 die II, alphabet II, LC14 1d. plate R16 MA with watermark error, used, fine and rare. S.G. C13. Photo. Ex Harding.
968 | £2200
First Day Covers: A K.G.V to Q.E.II collection of pre-release, varieties and usual covers in three albums, incl. 1935 Silver Jubilee set on plain cover dated May 6th., 1939-48 £1 on plain cover, 1948 Silver Wedding set on plain cover, 1953 Coronation set on illustrated cover dated June 2nd., 1967 EFTA 9d. with new blue omitted on plain f.d.c., 1969 Anniversaries set used on plain cover, 1s.6d. with missing yellow-green, set on illustrated cover with 1s.6d. with missing black, another illustrated cover, 1s.6d. with missing yellow-green, 1969 P.O. Technology set on illustrated cover, the 1s. with missing phosphor, 1972 Explorers set on illustrated cover, the 3d. with gold omitted, 1980 Rowland Hill miniature sheet showing brown-ochre shifted 3.5mm, colour shifts, missing phosphors, etc. (few 100s)
1340 £350
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 2d. light red-brown variety imperf. between stamp and top margin, two examples in a top right corner pair, lightly mounted in margin above corner stamp, the left stamp unmounted with gum wrinkle in margin. S.G. Spec. S40a. Photo.
17 | £3200
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. collection of perf. 1d. Stars on leaves, majority plated, incl. 1854 (Feb-March) 1d. SC16 plate 193 AJ used with inverted watermark, 1856 1d, LC14 FG plate 27 used on 1857 cover, 1857-63 LC14 inverted watermarks used (9), plate 67 AI top marginal imprimatur (marginal repair), 1d. plate 27 QA-RE mint block, 1857 provisional use of perf. 16 1d. GF plate 58 used, cancellations, re-entries, etc., varied condition. Ex Harding. (100s)
327 £350
Essays, Proofs and Trials: A line-engraved essay similar in design to the 1840 1d., lettered GL, in blue on unwatermarked wove paper (24 x 28mm), thought to have been produced by John Carmichael, small stain at back of diadem, otherwise fine. Photo.
607 £500
Later Line Engraved: 1862 die II, alphabet II, LC14 1d. plate R16 MA with watermark error, used, fine used on 1863 (Dec. 24) printed cover, rare. S.G. C13. Photo. Ex Harding.
969 £320
First Day Covers: 1911-12 Downey Heads: 1911 1/2d. stationery postcards (3) used first day, one with extra 1/2d. and other with 1/2d. and 1d., fine. Photo.
1341 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 21/2d. carmine-red type I cream paper in a ''42'' dot cylinder block of six (2 x 3), perf. type C, small pencil note in corner of margin, a little light overall gum toning mainly in margin otherwise fine unmounted mint, scarce printing. S.G. Spec. S56, cat. £750. Photo.
19 | £600
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly Q.V. collection in an album, incl. 1864-79 three used reconstructions of mixed plates, 1883-84 watermark Anchor on white paper 10s. ultramarine AA used, 1887-92 Jubilee 1s. dull green mint, 1s. green and carmine used, £1 green GB used, Officials, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
328 £550
Essays, Proofs and Trials: 1850 Prince Consort 1d. essay FJ imperforate finished example in brown, slight thin, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DP71(2), cat. from £3,000. Ex Czyl, Harding. Photo.
608 £550
Later Line Engraved: 1862 die II, alphabet II, LC14 1d. plate R16 TA with watermark error, used, fine and rare. S.G. C13. Photo. Ex Harding.
970 £120
First Day Covers: 1911-12 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1A watermark crown 1d. carmine-red fine used on pre-release cover front from Kettering to Northampton, tied by clear Kettering June 21 1911 datestamp, also has label ''Please return the cover of /this letter for the purpose/of an Official inquiry/Postmaster of/ KETTERING/The 21 of June 11'', unusual. Photo.
1342 £520
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 21/2d. carmine-red type I cream paper in a horizontal coil strip of six with sideways watermark (folded through perfs. between second and third stamps), the right hand strip of three variety imperf., some gum wrinkles and bends and a little light gum toning in places, roughly torn at foot, unmounted mint, rare. S.G. Spec. S56b var. Photo.
20 | £600
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used line engraved collection on leaves, range of shades, incl. 1841 2d. (8, one with black Maltese Cross), 1854-57 SC16 2d. plate 4 (2), plate 5, SC14 2d. plate 4, plate 5, LC14 1d., 2d., LC16 1d. used with green numeral cancellation on piece, 1864-79 1d. plate 225, a few underprints, etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
329 | £280
Essays, Proofs and Trials: A selection of dummy stamps, incl. De La Rue Minerva Head in blue, in red and in mauve, Bradbury Wilkinson King Charles in mauve, in green and in red, Ancient Briton in various colours imperf. and perf. (7), Harrison & Sons Sideface imperf. in mauve, perf. in red (2), in blue, Perkins Bacon Prince Regent in red, etc., slightly mixed condition. (27)
612 | £75
1864 1d., a mint or part original gum group, range of plates, mixed condition. (22)
973 £400
First Day Covers: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. red-brown used on the first day of issue together with 'Ideal Stamp' 1d. on Charles Nissen postcard with ''INTERNATIONAL/STAMP EXHIBITION JUBILEE'' special c.d.s's, fine. S.G. 362. Photo.
1343 £90
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 3d. deep lilac variety imperf. between stamp and top margin, light gum wrinkles and tiny adhesion in margin otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. S70c, cat. £500. Photo.
21 | £880
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly used surface printed collection on leaves, incl. 1855-57 6d. watermark inverted used (3), 6d. watermark inverted and reversed, 1s. watermark inverted, 1865-67 6d. TF on thick paper, 9d. TA (2), TF, 1s. TA error of watermark three roses and a shamrock (faults), 1s. TF overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', etc., mixed condition. Ex Harding. (86)
330 £620
Essays, Proofs and Trials: 1881 (ca.) hand-drawn essay in red brown ink on thick cream laid paper (38 x 41mm), with laureated bust facing left and inscribed ''POSTAGE AND REVENUE 1 PENNY FOR INLAND LETTERS UP TO 1 OZ'', with evidence of experimental work on reverse. Unusual. Photo.
613 | £950
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1864-79 1d. plates 71-224 mint or unused (less 77, 92, 95, 96, 101, 108, 109, 115-117, 121, 124, 133, 149, 150, 157, 162, 176, 181, 201), with additional examples of plates 85, 86, 107, 118, 122, 125, 139, 145, 146, 166, 167, 170, 171, 177, 179, 187, 188, 198, 205, 206, 209, 214 (2), 222, mixed condition. (156)
975 £230
First Day Covers: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. red-brown used on the first day of issue on local London 'Chas Nissen' envelope, tied by machine cancellation, scarce. Photo.
1344 £130
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 3d. deep lilac variety imperf. between stamp and top margin, three examples, one with gum bend and lightly mounted in margin, the others unmounted but with incomplete margins at right (one also with small tear). S.G. Spec. S70c. Photo.
23 | £3200
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.V. accumulation in an album, five stockbooks, leaves and loose, incl. 1840 1d. black (3), a range of imperforate and perforated 1d. Stars, etc. (many 100s) Ex Harding.
331 £80
Essays, Proofs and Trials: 1920 (ca.) 2d. orange and 4d. pale green imperforate stamp sized essays inscribed ''POSTAGE AND REVENUE'' with value figures in each upper corner and with ''TWO PENCE'' and ''FOUR PENCE'' respectively in lower value tablet, affixed to backing card, unusual. Photo.
614 | £920
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1864-79 1d. collection of ten mint or unused blocks and multiples comprising plate 170 AA-EF block of twenty five, 124 AB-BF block of ten, 123 SA-TD lower left corner marginal block of eight with large part selvedge displaying plate number and lower inscription, plate 149 JK-LL and 204 SH-TJ marginal blocks of six, 116 HK-IL, 139 QE-RF, 175 ND-OE, blocks of four, 111 CI-DI vertical pair, fair to fine with some perf. splitting and reinforcement.
977 £520
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. cobalt blue used on the first day of issue on unaddressed cover with ''INTERNATIONAL/STAMP EXHIBITION JUBILEE'' special c.d.s'. fine. S.G. 371. Photo.
1345 £80
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 3d. deep lilac watermark inverted, variety imperf. on three sides, in a vertical pair with binding margin at left ex booklet pane, diagonal gum bend and lower stamp with small corner crease, unmounted mint. Photo.
25 | £1600
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. collection on leaves, incl. 1840 1d. black (8), 2d. blue used, 1841 1d. red-brown set of numbers in Cross, 1864-79 1d. plate 198 BA-JF mint block, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
332 £120
Essays, Proofs and Trials: 1952 Eureka imperf. trials in brown, blue, pink and green, on gummed paper. (4) Photo.
615 | £1600
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1864-79 1d. a used collection on leaves, incl. plates 72, 78, 81, 82, 83, 85, 86, 88, 89, MA watermark errors, plates 76, 83 and 84 ML watermark errors, etc., varied condition. (80) Ex Harding.
978 £700
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 9d. olive-green used on parcel label from Yateley to Woking, used on the first day, tied by ''YATELEY/9 NO/22'' c.d.s., very rare. S.G. 393a. Photo.
1346 £120
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 3d. deep lilac watermark inverted, variety imperf. on three sides, in a vertical pair with binding margin at left ex booklet pane, lower stamp with gum wrinkles, unmounted mint. Photo.
26 | £1250
Collections and Mixed Lots: A K.E.VII to K.G.VI collection in an album, incl. 1902-13 £1 used, 1913 Waterlow 10s. used, 1929 P.U.C. £1 used, 1939-48 set mint, etc., varied condition. (100s)
333 £240
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Bradbury Wilkinson: 1861 un-denominated engraved essays for a ''LOCAL POSTAGE STAMP'', four single examples in blue, red, red-brown and brown, on white wove ungummed paper, slight ageing. It is believed that these were produced around 1861 by Bradbury Wilkinson. (4) Photo.
616 | £350
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1864-79 1d. mainly used collection in a stockbook, incl. some mint or unused pairs (11) and strips of three (2), plates 71 to 225 (less 77) used singles with some duplicates, inverted watermarks (10), etc., mixed condition. (100s)
980 £80
First Day Covers: 1918 (June 3) 1d. Inland stationery card used on the first day of issue (Huggins CP 73) from Rolvenden to Biddenden, fine. Photo.
1347 £220
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 3d. deep lilac watermark inverted, variety imperf. on three sides, in a strip of three with binding margin at left ex booklet pane, centre stamp with vertical crease, unmounted mint. Photo.
27 | £550
Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation of perf. 1d. stars in a small stockbook, incl. range of cancellations with many good strikes, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
334 £270
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Bradbury Wilkinson: 1861 line engraved 3d. essay by Wyon in black on soft white paper, margins cut close to touching and with some thinning and staining on reverse, rare and unusual, these essays were engraved on a patent surface plate for exhibition only and were never submitted to the Post Office Authorities. Photo.
617 £140
1864 1d. red, an accumulation in a shoebox, all used on piece, incl. much cancellation interest, shades, etc. (100s)
981 £210
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1924 Wembley Postal Stationery 1d. postcard, 11/2d. U.P.U. postcard (with Wembley Park c.d.s.), 11/2d. letter card (stain spots) and 11/2d. envelope, with Empire Exhibition Wembley Park 1924 (Apr. 23) first day machine cancellations, a scarce set. (4 items) Photo.
1348 £290
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 3d. deep lilac in a lower right corner block of four showing the phantom ''R'' variety ex cylinder 41, gum wrinkle in corner of margin otherwise fine unmounted mint, S.G. 575d, Spec. S70j, cat. £375, also with the first retouch in a block of four (mounted). Photo.
30 | £620
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly used Q.V. collection in an album, incl. 1840 2d. blue plate 1 PH, range of 1d. and 2d. Stars, cancellations, 1870 1/2d. plates 3 and 11 (2) with inverted watermarks, 1855-57 4d. (5), 6d. (4), 1s. (2), etc., mixed condition. (100s)
335 £750
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Bradbury Wilkinson: 1879 'Hope Seated' essay Tender no. 3252 1d. imperforate essays (3), the design showing 'Hope seated' leaning on an anchor, with ''BRADBURY WILKINSON & CO'' above, and ''POSTAGE ONE PENNY'' below, in pale blue (close margins) and olive-grey on unwatermarked, ungummed cream wove paper, and light brown on gummed wove paper, a few bends and some light toning, otherwise fine. Photo.
618 £900
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1864-79 1d. plate 87 MA-NF mint block of twelve (6 x 2), MA with watermark error, a few minor creases, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. G1, c. unpriced mint. Photo. Ex Harding.
984 £320
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1925 Wembley: 1d. (2, and 1924 1d.) and 21/2d. used on airmail cover to France, used on the first day, tied by Exhibition handstamps, a few minor imperfections, otherwise fine. Photo.
1350 £80
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 4d. deep ultramarine in a cylinder ''16'' dot block of nine, the top left corner block of four creased and misperforated during printing, with the cylinder block of six becoming detached and repaired with two printer's joins, unusual. S.G. 576a var. Photo.
31 | £600
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly mint Q.V. to K.G.VI collection in a stockbook, incl. 1880-81 11/2d., later issues are unmounted with 1887-92 Jubilee to 1s. (both), 1934-35 Photogravure set, 1934 re-engraved set, 1939-48 set (mounted), etc. (183)
336 £2200
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Skipper and East: 1880 Typographed 1d. essays of the Inland Revenue type but inscribed ''POSTAGE''; Two imperforate sheets of 24 (6 x 4) on ungummed unwatermarked paper, one in Venetian red dated in manuscript ''15 Jany 1880'', the other in blue and dated ''18 Jany 1880'' and initialled ''JB'', both inscribed ''Impression Colour only - not for Printing'' and initialled ''C.S.E'', both with creases, also a letter (1880) from T.A. Colls (an Inland Revenue Official) which reads ''Mr. Bacon states that the reason he submits the blue is because the colour of the present 21/2d. and the new 1d. are so similar - three sets of 2d. submitted / 1 blue / 1 bright pink / 1 chocolate / (six sheets) / 11/2d. two shades submitted the darker recommended as less likely to fade / (4 sheets) / 1/2d. postage. 2 sheets as approved by Mr Bell'', to illustrate the colour similarities mentioned in the letter unused examples of the 1873-80 21/2d. rosy mauve, 1880-81 1d. Venetian red and 1873-80 21/2d. blue are included. Another envelope and notes written (1891) by Colls and which originally contained the two sheets in this lot, the envelopes read ''Essay of 1d. Postage apparently made in imitation of the Penny Inl Rev (?) plate (the legend and head being different)'' and the note ''Obtained by Mr Bokenham and bought from him by me 18 June 1891. - Similar stamps on a previous occasion were declared by Mr T De La Rue not to be the work of his firm / JAC / 18 / 6 / 91'', a most interesting and unusual lot. Ex. Beaumont and Fisher. Photo.
619 £80
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1864-79 1d. rose-red plate 99 TB, fine used lower marginal example with sheet selvedge displaying part inscription, neatly tied to small 1868 (Dec. 10) envelope to Bayswater by Canterbury duplex, trivial closed tear at top, otherwise fine and a most attractive uncreased cover. Photo.
985 £120
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1925 Wembley 1d. and 11/2d. used on plain 'Harmer's' first day cover with Empire Exhibition, Wembley Park 1925 slogan cancellation, slight staining, stuck-down to piece. Photo.
1354 £80
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 4d. deep ultramarine, a top right corner single variety imperf. between stamp and top margin, a couple of gum wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. S85c, cat. £350. Photo.
32 | £680
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used Q.V. to K.G.VI collection in a stockbook, incl. 1840 1d. black, 1867-80 9d. CL and FJ with c.d.s. cancellations, 1888 £1 brown-lilac IC, 1887-92 to 1s. (both), etc., varied condition. (few 100s)
337 £700
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Skipper and East: 1880 Typographed 1d. essays of the Inland Revenue type but inscribed ''POSTAGE''; 1d. die proof in cerise on thick unwatermarked, ungummed wove paper, (114 x 141mm), with manuscript ''only one other exists. in H.M. Collection'' at base, damp affected at left and with a few creases and wrinkles, unusual, R.P.S. certificate (1966) states ''it is a reprint from the die in a damaged state''. Photo.
621 £400
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1864-79 1d. rose-red plate 225 QK, unused (regummed), well centred example (for this plate). S.G. 43, cat. £3,200. Photo.
986 £290
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1925 Wembley 1d. stationery card and 11/2d. envelopes (2), used on the first day, cancelled by Wembley Park machine cancellations. Photo.
1355 £80
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 4d. deep ultramarine in a top left corner vertical pair variety imperf. between stamp and top margin, one or two light gum wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. S85c, cat. £350. Photo.
35 | £280
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in mixed condition in twenty stockbooks and albums and loose contained in three cartons with duplicated used ranges incl. imperf. 1d. reds, K.G.V with Controls, Seahorses to 10s., mint decimal issues, also quantity of free fronts, Benham f.d.c's and cards, etc. (many 100s)
338 | £780
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Skipper and East: 1880 Typographed 1d. essays of the Inland Revenue type but inscribed ''POSTAGE''; 1d. selection comprising imperf. singles (8) in different shades, block of four in lavender on gummed paper (vertical crease at right), block of six (2 x 3) in pale blue on watermarked paper, multiple creases, perforated examples (10) incl. a block of four and a pair, with some shades, also 1879 I.R. orange-brown imperforate colour trial for comparison, plus ''CHARLES SKIPPER & EAST/SPECIMEN STAMP'' with Imperial Eagle in the centre and inscribed ''2'' at each side and at each corner, in die proof form in blue on manila paper (85 x 65mm). (18 items)
623 | £1250
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1858-76 2d. blue a used selection of watermark varieties on leaves, incl. plate 8 TA error, TA-TB pair (TA error), plate 9 TA error (2), MA-MB pair (MA error), misplaced watermarks, etc., varied condition. (47) Ex Harding.
987 £350
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. and 1d. pairs and block of fours, 11/2d. single and pair, 21/2d. block of four, used on plain separate f.d.c's, also 1/2d. to 21/2d. used on three plain f.d.c's, 11/2d. pair and two singles with adverts attached on plain f.d.c's, fair to fine. Photo.
1356 £150
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 4d. deep ultramarine in a top left corner block of four variety imperf. between stamps and top margin, one or two light gum wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. S85c, cat. £700. Photo.
36 | £1800
Collections and Mixed Lots: A line engraved accumulation in a stockbook and two cover albums, incl. 1840 1d. black plate 6 OF on 1840 (Sept. 2) cover, 2d. blue plate 1 PF on 1841 (July 7) cover, 1856-58 1d. LC14 TA error of watermark plates 56 (faults) and 58, cancellations, etc. (100s)
339 £240
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Skipper and East: 1880 Typographed 1d. essays of the Inland Revenue type but inscribed ''POSTAGE''; 1d. lower left corner marginal blocks of twelve (4 x 3) in blue and green on thick unwatermarked, ungummed wove paper, fine. Photo.
624 | £520
1858-76 2d. mainly used collection on stockpages incl. plate 8 PF unused (without gum), 9 SI unused, 12 CG c.d.s. used, 13 CD-CF unused strip of three, without gum, 13 EL used in Constantinople, 14 AK-AL unused pair, part original gum (corner fault upper right), 14 AG and DH with red and black cancellations, plate 15 QJ overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', range of states repairs and re-entries etc. mainly good to fine with a good number of lightly cancelled or c.d.s. used . S.G. 47, Spec. G2, G3. (68)
988 £3000
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1929 P.U.C. £1 used on registered first day cover from Preston to Straits Settlements, with ''FISHERGATE/10 MY/29/PRESTON'' c.d.s's, slightly soiled, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (1977), very rare. S.G. 438. Photo.
1357 £150
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 4d. deep ultramarine watermark inverted, variety imperf. on three sides, the top pair in a block of four with binding margin at left ex booklet pane, some gum wrinkles, unmounted mint. Photo.
37 | £300
Collections and Mixed Lots: A K.G.VI to pre-decimal Q.E.II duplicated accumulation in two stockbooks and a folder, mint (mainly unmounted), incl. 1937-47 to 1s. (3), 1939-48 set, 1948 Silver Wedding sets (3), 1951 Festival sets (2), £1 block of four, 1952-54 to 1s.6d., 1955-58 10s. and £1 corner pairs, 1959 phosphor-graphite set, 1959-68 De La Rue £1, 1960s commemoratives in blocks, Machins, etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
340 £680
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Skipper and East: 1880-81 Ceres head facing left, line engraved die proof in salmon of the head with ribbon hanging from behind earlobe, with turned engine background similar to the 1840 issues, on thin card (46 x 48mm) a trifle soiled, otherwise fine. Ex Fisher. Photo.
626 £250
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1858-76 2d. blue plate 15 EE-FF, unused block of four displaying a horizontal missing perf. pin variety, slight surface discolouration and reduced horizontal creases, scarce block. S.G. Spec. G3(1), cat. £3,300. Photo.
990 | £110
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1934–36 photogravure 1/2d. block of four,1d., 11/2d. pairs (2) and two singles, 2d. pair, 4d. and 9d. used on the first day of issues, separate covers, fair to fine.
1358 £80
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 41/2d. chestnut in a cylinder ''7'' dot block of eight, the lower margin has part of a partly imperf. pair affixed at foot, unmounted mint, most unusual. R.P.S. certificate (2000) stating ''is a paper join 'on the web'''. S.G. 577 var. Photo.
38 | £1050
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.V. accumulation in an album, stockbook, leaves and loose, incl. 1841 1d. red-brown used duplicated range, Circular Delivery stamps, Railways, Revenues, etc. (100s) Ex Harding.
341 £750
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Skipper and East: 1880-81 Ceres head facing left, line engraved die proof in black of the head with ribbon hanging from behind earlobe, with turned engine background similar to the 1840 issues, with the upper and lower framelines and tablets added in pencil, on thin card (36 x 43mm) a trifle soiled with a few creases and small thins clear of the printed impression, otherwise fine. Ex Fisher. Photo.
627 £140
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1858-76 2d. blue plate 15 NF, mint, usual gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. 46, cat. £525. Photo.
991 £260
First Day Covers: 1934-36 photogravure 4d. and 9d. in cylinder strips of three, used on two registered first day cover used locally in Glasgow tied by ''GREATWESTERN ROAD/2 DE/35/GLASGOW'' c.d.s's, fine. S.G. 445, 447. Photo.
1361 £90
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 9d. bronze-green in a block of eight (2 x 4, folded through central horizontal perfs.), the horizontal perfs. misplaced upwards and the vertical perfs. slightly to the left, lower pair with gum bend otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 582 var. Photo.
39 | £580
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used line engraved collection on leaves, incl. 1840 1d. (5, three with four margins), 2d. (2), 1864 plates 71 to 225 complete (less 77), etc., also 1947-54 Embossed 6d. used, mixed condition. (approx. 200)
342 £650
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Skipper and East: 1880-81 Ceres head facing left, line engraved die proof in red-brown of the head with ribbon hanging from behind earlobe, inscribed ''SPECIMEN/STAMP'' in smaller type in the tablets, with blank corner squares, ''C'' and ''S'' added in pencil above the upper corners, on thick wove paper (36 x 40mm), fine. Photo.
629 | £80
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. rose, a unused or part original gum selection, comprising plates 1, 4, 5, 11 (2), 13, 15, also plate 12 with watermark inverted and 1870 11/2d. plate (1) (3) and 3, mixed condition. (12)
992 £110
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1935 Silver Jubilee: Cancellations and Covers: 1/2d. to 21/2d. set used on illustrated first day cover to U.S.A., with London c.d.s's, a few minor cover imperfections, also set used on four plain f.d.c's. Photo.
1364 £100
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 1s.6d. grey-blue in a cylinder ''1'' no dot block of nine, the stamps in an unusual pale shade, a few gum wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint. Brandon certificate (2001) stating the block as ''...showing a 'Prussian blue' colour effect caused by a variation of the light fastness (pigments) of the inks.'' S.G. 586 var. Photo.
40 | £420
Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation in four albums (one a Windsor), pre-decimal Q.E.II, incl. 1952-54 and 1955-58 to 1s.6d., range of Castles with 1955 (2) and 1959 De La Rue sets, 1958-61 graphite set, 1959 phosphor-graphite set, 2d. with watermark error unmounted, also a range of used, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
343 £680
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Skipper and East: 1880-81 Ceres head facing left, line engraved die proof in black of the head with ribbon hanging from behind earlobe, inscribed ''SPECIMEN/STAMP'' in smaller type and with ''CS&E'' in corner squares, on thin soft card (53 x 55mm), creased and a trifle soiled. Photo.
630 | £100
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. rose, a unused or part original gum selection, comprising plates 3 RD, 4 KV, 5 GU, 6 PJ, 8 GP, 10 OH, 11 GJ, 12 OP, 13 MA, 14 ST, 19 GQ, 20 DA, also stockbook of used penny plates to 224 (less 77), fair to fine. S.G. Spec. G4. (12)
995 £160
First Day Covers: Postage Dues: 1914 (Apr. 20) stampless envelope, used locally in Cardiff, bearing handstruck ''3'' charge mark 1d. and 2d. Postage Due used on the first day of issue. Photo.
1365 £820
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1958-61 watermark Multiple Crowns graphite 3d. deep lilac with one line, fine unmounted mint, very scarce. Brandon certificate (2006). S.G. 592b, Spec. S72d, cat. £2,500. Photo.
42 | £400
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. collection of 1d. Stars mainly on covers, incl. 1854 SC16 plate 169 LG-LI strip used on opened out and slightly trimmed cover from the Crimean War with ''O*O'' cancellations, Spoon cancellations, Irish marks,etc. (31 items) Ex Harding.
344 £250
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Skipper and East: 1880-81 Ceres head facing left, line engraved plate proof inscribed ''SPECIMEN/STAMP'' in larger type and with ''CS&E'' in corner squares, imperforate block of four in blue on unwatermarked, ungummed thick wove paper, and a single example in red on different paper of similar thickness, some ageing on the reverse of the block, otherwise fine. Photo.
636 £160
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. rose-red plates 1 to 20 complete (incl. plate 9), used, slightly mixed condition. (15) Photo.
1006 £90
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Heads: 1910 Half Tone Essays: Large Format: 3d. in pale blue on proof paper (26 x 40mm), with manuscript ''W/24'', fine. Photo.
1366 £320
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1959 phosphor-graphite 2d. light red-brown error of watermark in a cylinder ''17'' no dot block of six, perf. type C, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 605a, Spec. S43a, cat. £1,250. Photo.
43 | £520
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1840 to 1873, a collection in a Lighthouse hingeless album, incl. 1840 1d. Mulready lettersheet used, 1840 1d. used (2), 1929 P.U.C. £1 mint (toned gum), 1848 Silver Wedding £1 mint (4), also a few further albums incl. 1965-66 Churchill omnibus sets, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
345 £450
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Skipper and East: 1880-81 Ceres head facing left, lithographed plate proofs inscribed ''SPECIMEN/STAMP'' in larger type and with ''CS&E'' in corner squares, in pink and yellow brown, line perf. 14 with selvedge at base, on unwatermarked, ungummed slightly yellow wove paper, fine and unusual. Photo.
638 £320
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. plate 5 AX-PX mint vertical strip of sixteen from the right of the sheet with marginal inscriptions, some staining, a few split perfs and gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. Photo.
1007 £110
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Heads: 1910 Half Tone Essays: Small Format: 7d. in pale violet on white wove paper (22 x 48mm), stamped ''MB/12'', fine. Photo.
1367 £270
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1959 phosphor-graphite 2d. light red-brown error of watermark in a cylinder ''17'' no dot block of six, perf. type C, slightly angled-back side margin, light hinge mark in corner of margin, stamps fine unmounted mint. S.G. 605a, Spec. S43a. Photo.
44 | £230
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mint K.G.V to early Q.E.II selection on stockcards, incl. K.E.VII to 1s., 1939-48 High Values set, controls, Castles, etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
346 £60
The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection of Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Skipper and East: 1880-81 Ceres head facing left, lithographed imperforate plate proof inscribed ''SPECIMEN/STAMP'' in larger type and with ''CS&E'' in corner squares, in purple on thin unwatermarked, ungummed wove paper, showing ivory head, central vertical wrinkle not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. Photo.
640 £160
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. plate 9 TF, fine used with strong colour and cancellations clear of both plate numbers. S.G. 48, cat. £850. Photo.
1008 | £600
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Heads a collection on leaves, incl. a range of shades, inverted watermarks, 1911 1d. die 1B rose-pink mint, 1912 1d. deep bright scarlet die 2 watermark Crown mint, 1d. scarlet watermark inverted mint, 1d. aniline scarlet in a mint block of four with B.P.A. certificate (1948), 1912 1d. scarlet die 2 watermark Mult. Cypher with watermark sideways, etc., varied condition. (173)
1368 £650
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1959 phosphor-graphite 21/2d. carmine-red left margin single with watermark St. Edward's Crown, produced for trial purposes but not officially issued, fine unmounted mint, very scarce. Photocopy of B.P.A. certificate (1996) for a block of six of which this is the lower left corner example. Photo.
45 | £280
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mint K.G.VI to Q.E.II collection on leaves incl. 1939-48 2s.6d. to £1 set of six, Q.E.II extensive Wildings with 1955-58 and 1959-68 Castles to £1, 1959 phosphor-graphite set, pre-decimal commemoratives with ordinary and phosphor issues, regionals, 1959-63 postage dues to £1 less 11/2d. green, etc. mainly good to fine. (100s)
347 £650
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Skipper and East: 1880-81 Ceres head facing right, a strip of six lithographic plate proofs in olive-grey on thin ungummed wove paper (233 x 118mm), with further piece (233 x 160mm) which was once attached above, with ''CHARLES SKIPPER & EAST/LONDON/BANK/NOTE/ENGRAVERS'' decorative trade emblem, a few creases and bends mainly away from the impressions, overall ageing and stain affecting impression at right. Photo.
642 £80
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. rose-red plate 20 KM-LN mint block of four with usual crackly gum, fine. S.G. 48, cat. £1,400+. Photo.
1009 | £400
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Heads, a mint and used collection on leaves, incl. range of shades, 1912 Imperial Crown 1/2d. with no cross on crown used, 1/2d. with no cross on crown and broken frame, 1912 Simple Cypher 1d. with no cross on crown unmounted mint, used, watermarks, etc., slightly mixed condition. (approx. 200)
1369 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1959 phosphor-graphite 21/2d. carmine-red in a cylinder ''49'' no dot block of six, perf. type C, the first column stamps with 6mm broad bands and the second column stamps with 8mm broad bands, mounted at top of side margin, the stamps unmounted but showing 'perf. hole' phosphor offsets on reverse, a rare multiple. S.G. Spec. S60b, ba. Photo.
46 | £720
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II mainly used stock on hangers and in albums incl. 1840 1d. black (10), 2d. blue, surface printed to 1s., K.G.V album incl. 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. (3), 5s. (2), revenues, a few Officials, postage dues, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
348 £290
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Skipper and East: 1880-81 Ceres head facing right, lithographic plate proof in pink on thin ungummed horizontally laid paper, printing a little weak at top, crease trough left hand margin, unusual. Photo.
644 £450
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1870 11/2d. rose-red plate 1 OP-PC error of lettering, used, a few perf. imperfections but lightly cancelled clear of the error. S.G. 53, cat. £2,000. Photo.
1010 | £400
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Heads, A mainly used collection on leaves, incl. 1911-12 watermark Imperial Crown with a range of shades, 1/2d. used on piece with Buckingham Palace c.d.s. for the first day of issue (Jun. 22), 1912 watermark Imperial Crown incl. used control singles, shades with 1d. aniline scarlet and two used 1d. displaying no cross on crown, 1912 watermark Mult. Cypher 1d. scarlet with watermark sideways, a few mint and used blocks, etc. mainly good to fine. (89)
1371 £240
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1960-67 phosphor 1d. ultramarine with 8mm violet bands applied typo, in a ''5'' no dot and dot pair of cylinder blocks of six, each with slightly angled back margins, dot block with light crease across corner of margin, unmounted mint, scarce printing. S.G. Spec. S23, a, cat. £725. Photo.
47 | £350
Collections and Mixed Lots: A line engraved accumulation in three stockbooks and on leaves, incl. range of 1841 1d. red-brown and 2d. blues, 1d. Stars, shades, cancellations, part reconstruction, etc. (100s)
349 | £420
Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Dummy Stamps: A range of blocks of four (8) and pairs (6) in a variety of colours affixed to small pieces of thin card of sections of the De La Rue ink formula book, with the shades indicated in pencil on reverse. (11 items)
646 £300
1847-54 Embossed 1s. and 10d., both with four margins, and 6d., three margins, good to fine used. (3) Photo.
1015 | £85
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1A watermark crown 1d. pale carmine plate ''A 11'' control block of six, one showing variety pale area by lion's paw [R 20/11], unmounted mint, a few gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (2017). S.G. Spec. N7(5), k.
1372 £550
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1960-67 phosphor 2d. light red-brown with blue bands applied photo, in a lower right corner block of four, the lower pair variety imperf. on three sides, small corner crease in margin, unhinged but with gum faults, very scarce. B.P.A. certificate (2012). S.G. 613, aa, unpriced. Photo.
49 | £250
Collections and Mixed Lots: A K.G.V to early Q.E.II collection in two albums with K.G.V and K.G.VI commemoratives mint and used incl. 1924 and 1925 Wembley sets mint and used, 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d. selection of control multiples, 1/2d. to 11/2d. wmk. sideways mint and used, booklet panes of six with 1/2d. and 11/2d. both wmk. upright and wmk. inverted, 1d. wmk. upright (2), 1948 Wedding £1 unmounted mint, Q.E.II mint with commemorative sets complete to 1970 with phosphor sets (one or two of the sets are used), many duplicates, Wildings mint incl. Tudor Crown set, phosphor-graphites, some wmk. varieties, pre-decimal Machins, etc., varied condition. (few 100s)
350 £190
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, upper marginal single printed in orange and single in lilac (small thin and bend), fine. Photo.
647 | £1100
1847-54 embossed, a used selection comprising 1s. (4), 10d. single and pair, and 6d. singles (6) and pair, also 10d. unused but extensively repaired, mixed margins and condition. (16)
1016 £300
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1A watermark crown 1d. rose-pink in a fresh mint block of nine with sheet margin at left, one stamp with light hinge mark, the others unmounted, fine with attractive colour, a rare multiple. Hendon certificate (2018). S.G. Spec. N7(6), cat. (as singles) £1,720. Photo.
1373 £650
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1960-67 phosphor 21/2d. carmine-red type II whiter paper with blue left phosphor band applied typo, in a ''50'' no dot cylinder block of six (2 x 3), fine unmounted mint, a rare printing. S.G. Spec. S65a, cat. (as singles) £1,350, unpriced as a cylinder block. Photo.
50 | £350
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in an album, four stockbooks, leaves and loose, incl. 1840 1d. black used, 1902-13 1d. booklet panes of six (2), 7d. mint block (3 x 5), Q.E.II used commemoratives, etc. (many 100s)
351 £680
Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Queen Victoria Large Head Dummy Stamps: 1862 (ca.) die proofs of the head (14.5 x 11.3mm) used for the large head Queen Victoria sample or dummy stamps, in blue and violet on glazed cards (92 x 60mm) without markings, fine. Photo.
648 £450
1847-54 embossed 1s. green, 6d. mauve, both touched or cut into, used together with 1855 LC14 1d. red-brown and 1855-57 4d. carmine on 1856 (Sept. 8) envelope from London to India, transit and arrival hand stamps on reverse, unusual combination of three issues. Photo.
1019 £2500
King George V: 1911–12 Downey Heads: 1912 die 2 watermark crown 1d. scarlet-vermilion plate 10a, control ''B 12'' (c) strip of three, fine and fresh unmounted mint (mounted in margin). R.P.S. certificate (2009) states ''is genuine as far as we can tell and not considered to have been treated'', also B.P.A. certificate. S.G. Spec. N11(6), cat. £5,100+. Photo.
1374 £650
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1960-67 phosphor 21/2d. carmine-red type II whiter paper with blue left phosphor band applied typo, in a ''50'' dot cylinder block of six (2 x 3), fine unmounted mint, a rare printing. S.G. Spec. S65a, cat. (as singles) £1,350, unpriced as a cylinder block. Photo.
51 | £400
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in mixed condition in eleven albums and stockbooks and nine notebooks contained in two cartons with a duplicated used range of earlier issues, Wildings, main value in unmounted mint decimal issues with many sets in blocks, also Jersey, etc. (many 100s)
352 | £650
Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Queen Victoria Large Head Dummy Stamps: A collection of essays comprising c.1884 sample booklet trial perforated upper right corner marginal block of six with ''1'' in selvedge and manuscript ''B.'', upper marginal single in green and irregular block of three in brown both with manuscript annotation ''HB 11/10/06'', lower left corner pair in purple, six single examples in a range of colours, also later Harrison & Sons imperforate Royal Arms essays in three pairs. (13 items)
649 £200
1847-54 embossed 1s. green, used with 6d. purple, 1854-57 1d. and 2d. on 1855 (Oct.) entire from London to Portugal, some staining. Photo.
1021 | £2600
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher a collection in an album, incl. 1/2d. very pale green mint, 1d. imperforate single and block of four and perforated overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 26, 1d. with ''Q'' for ''O'' mint, 1d. inverted ''Q'' for ''O'' mint, 11/2d. variety ''F'' for ''E'' mint (2), 11/2d. with ''PENCF'' corrected mint, 21/2d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 23, 21/2d. imperforate overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 24, 3d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 23, 8d. with watermark inverted mint, 9d. agate watermark inverted mint, 1s. with watermark inverted mint, 1s. fawn brown mint with R.P.S. certificate (2010), booklet panes of six with 1/2d. (3, two with inverted watermark), 1d. (3, two with inverted watermarks), 11/2d. (2, one inverted watermark), etc., varied condition. (few 100s)
1375 £500
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1960-67 phosphor 21/2d. carmine-red type II whiter paper with blue left phosphor band applied typo, in a ''50'' dot cylinder block of six, a few small gum wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint, a rare printing. R.P.S. certificate (1987). S.G. Spec. S65a, cat. (as singles) £1,350, unpriced as a cylinder block. Photo.
52 | £420
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to K.G.VI mint collection on leaves, incl. 1887-92 values to 1s. green, K.E.VII to 9d. (2), 10d. and 1s. (2), 1918-19 Bradbury 2s.6d., 1936 11/2d. booklet panes unmounted (2, one without selvedge), 1939-48 High Values set unmounted, 1951 Festival set unmounted, etc., mixed condition. (approx. 220)
353 £500
Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: 1879-81 Theed Empress head type A with diadem and chignon ribbon, a progressive die proof with background shading squared except at corners, uncleared surround, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm). Photo.
650 £180
1847-54 embossed 1s. pale green, a used top marginal example with clear margins on the other sides showing part of adjoining impression at foot and a large part at left, cancelled by Liverpool ''466'' numerals, some thinning mostly in the margins, very fine appearance. Photo.
1022 | £550
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher, a selection, incl. to 1s. umounted mint (2) and used (7), wide range of shades, 1d. overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 24 imperf. and perf., controls, etc., slightly mixed condition. (186)
1376 £480
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1960-67 phosphor 4d. deep ultramarine with 91/2mm violet bands, in an irregular top right corner block of fourteen, the block misperforated due to multiple paper folds resulting in eleven stamps having imperf. sections, the top left stamp with fault and some split perfs. in the centre of the block, a dramatic variety. S.G. Spec. S92 var. Photo.
53 | £580
Collections and Mixed Lots: A K.G.V to K.G.VI collection on leaves, incl. range of Downey Heads mint, 1912-24 range of shades to 1s. mint (9), 1924-25 to 1s. (3), 1929 P.U.C. £1 used with parcel cancellation, 1939-48 High values set mint, 1951 Festival set mint, etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
354 £420
Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: 1879-81 Theed Empress head type C with Imperial Crown and chignon ribbon, a progressive die proof with oval background shading, uncleared surround, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm). Photo.
651 £1000
1847-54 embossed 1s. deep green die 2, mint lower corner marginal example touched at left, otherwise with ample to huge margins, slight surface staining and soiling, split along the threads at top, with large part original gum with tone spots. S.G. 56, cat. £26,500. Photo.
1024 | £1900
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. to 1s. mint collection of control singles, strips and blocks, comprising 1/2d. (51), 1d. (50), 11/2d. (27), 2d. (22), 21/2d. (13), 3d. (15), 4d. (15), 5d. (14), 6d. (12), 7d. (6), 8d. (3), 9d agate (16), 10d. (6), 1s. (4), mainly good to fine.
1377 £520
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1960-67 phosphor 6d. deep claret on cream paper with blue phosphor bands applied typo, a cylinder 8 dot left margin pair fine unmounted mint (lightly mounted in margin). B.P.A. certificate (1993). S.G. Spec. S110a, unpriced. Photo.
54 | £380
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used line engraved selection, incl. 1840 Mulready 1d. lettersheet used, 1840 1d. (four margins) and 2d., 1841 2d. pair (four margins), etc., also 1847-54 6d. (2), mixed condition. (34)
355 £500
Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: 1879-81 Theed Empress head type C with Imperial Crown and chignon ribbon, a progressive die proof with background shading squared except at corners, uncleared surround, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm). Photo.
652 £600
1847-54 embossed 10d. brown, mint with good to large margins, and large part original gum, imperfections at top and very slight discolouration. S.G. 57, cat. £11,500. Photo.
1025 | £1300
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. to 2d. mint collection of controls, predominantly singles, 1/2d. (62), 1d. (64), 11/2d. (48), 2d. (61), also pairs blocks or strips 1/2d. (4), 1d. (9), 11/2d. (5), 2d. (9), 9d., plus 1924–26 watermark block cypher 1/2d. (10), 1d. (5), 11/2d. (6), 2d., mainly fine.
1378 £260
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1960-67 phosphor 6d. deep claret on whiter paper with blue phosphor bands applied typo, small light gum wrinkle otherwise fine unmounted mint. R.P.S. certificate (2000). S.G. Spec. S111a, cat. £450. Photo.
56 | £1350
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. collection of 1d. Stars perforation varieties on leaves, incl. double perfs, broken pins, misperfed, etc., varied condition. (92) Ex Harding.
356 £420
Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: 1879-81 Joubert head type B with diadem but no ribbon, a progressive die proof with background shading squared except at corners, uncleared surround, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm). Photo.
653 £210
1847-54 embossed 10d. brown, four margins, die number obscured by cancellation, fine used with ''17'' barred numeral, small scissor cut in margin. S.G. 57, cat. £1,500. Photo.
1030 £1500
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. to 1s. set in control blocks of six (3 x 2), some light gum wrinkles, otherwise mainly fine unmounted mint. Photo.
1379 £1350
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1960-67 phosphor 6d. deep claret on whiter paper with blue phosphor bands applied typo, in a cylinder ''8'' dot block of six (2 x 3), one stamp with light gum wrinkle otherwise fine unmounted mint, a rare printing. R.P.S. certificate (2012). S.G. Spec. S111a, ab, unpriced, cat. (as singles) £2,850. Photo.
57 | £450
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used later line engraved collection of 2d. Stars on stockpages incl. SC14 plate 5 NC, QE, GI, LC16 plate 6 HC, HK, RF, also pairs (6), strip of three and NB on cover, mainly good to fine with some neat cancellations. (49)
357 £420
Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Progressive Head Dies of 1878-80: 1878 Die 3 die proof in black with uncleared circular surround with triangular slots at sides, on glazed card (93 x 62mm approx., cut a little irregularly at foot) dated ''May 29 1878'', very fine. See GB Journal Vol. 56 (July/August 2018) p73-79. Photo.
654 £580
1847-54 embossed 6d. dull lilac (wmk. inverted) overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 1, in a rejoined vertical pair, the lower stamp cut into at foot, lightly toned otherwise fine with large part original gum. S.G. 58s, cat. £7,800. Photo.
1031 £140
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. to 1s. set unmounted, fine. S.G. 351-396, cat. £475. Photo.
1380 £300
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1960-67 phosphor 9d. bronze-green in a vertical pair, variety imperf. between stamp and top margin, light gum bend in margin otherwise fine unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. Spec. S128a, cat. £1,200. Photo.
58 | £150
Collections and Mixed Lots: A duplicated used K.E.VII to K.G.VI collection in two stockbooks, incl. shades, watermark varieties, K.E.VII to 5s. and 10s., range of Dowey Heads , 1912-24 1924-26 1934-36 1937-47 to 1s., 1929 PUC 11/2d. variety ''1829'' for ''1929'', 1939-48 sets (4), 1951 Festival sets (3), etc., mixed condition. (100s)
358 £420
Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue Progressive Head Dies of 1878-80: 1878 Die 3 die proof state 2 with front of neck outlined from lines 2 to 4 below chin, in black with uncleared circular surround with triangular slots at sides, on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''May 30 1878'', small violet ''R.C.B.S.'' handstamps on reverse, very fine. See GB Journal Vol. 56 (July/August 2018) p73-79. Photo.
655 £600
1847-54 embossed 6d. purple, unused example with watermark inverted, very close (possibly touched) at base, otherwise with close to ample margins, slight surface discolouration at top, with part original gum, S.G. 60wi cat. £19,500. Photo.
1032 £60
King George V: 1912–24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. very pale green, unmounted mint, a few slightly ragged perfs., otherwise fine. Photocopy of Brandon certificate (1988) for a block of four. S.G. Spec. N14(4), cat. £300. Photo.
1381 £520
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1960-67 phosphor 9d. bronze-green in a block of four, variety imperf. between stamps and top margin, left pair with gum wrinkle, very lightly mounted in margin, fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. S128a. Photo.
59 | £550
Collections and Mixed Lots: A collection of used 2d. blues, 1841 to later line engraved incl. 1841 2d. pairs and larger multiples incl. plate 4 HG-HL strip of six, plate 4 HA and TJ marginal examples with part selvedge, later perf. 'stars' and 'plates' written up on leaves, condition a little mixed but mainly of good to fine appearance. (84)
359 £420
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 (92 x 60mm) dated ''Jan. 16, 1879'' and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', small violet ''R.C.B.S.'' handstamps on reverse, very fine. See GB Journal Vol. 56 (July/Aug. 2018) pp. 73-79. Photo.
656 £160
1847-54 embossed 6d. purple with watermark inverted, fine used with four margins, showing printing paper flaw at top left. S.G. 60Wk. Photo.
1033 £110
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. very pale green, fine very lightly mounted mint. R.P.S. certificate (1980). S.G. Spec. N14(4), cat. £200. Photo.
1382 £520
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1952-54 watermark Tudor Crown 1d. ultramarine ''MINIMUM INLAND PRINTED PAPER RATE 11/2d.'' (16mm setting), a cylinder ''F5'' dot pane, perfs. trimmed at top otherwise fine, mounted on top right stamp, a rare pane. S.G. Spec. SB23. Photo.
60 | £350
Collections and Mixed Lots: A K.E.VII to Q.E.II collection in an album and on leaves, incl. 1902-13 used to 5s., 1937 Coronation 11/2d. propaganda forgery 'unused', postage dues with 1914-22 set (less 11/2d.) in vertical pairs overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 23, etc. (100s)
360 £300
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 (92 x 60mm) dated ''12 JAN 81'', and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', very fine. See GB Journal Vol. 56 (July/August 2018) p73-79. Photo.
657 | £5000
A substantial mint or unused (regummed) surface printed collection on leaves incl. 1855-57 watermark large garter 4d., 1s. green and pair with faults, 1862-64 3d. (2), 4d. (2), 6d. (3), 9d. (2), 1s., 1865-67 4d. deep vermilion plates 7 to 14, 1867-80 3d. (4), 6d. plates 8 and 9, 10d. (3), 1873-80 21/2d. rosy mauve blued paper plate 1 BB, white paper plates 3 to 12 plus 15 and 16, 3d. plates 11 to 20, 6d. grey plates 13 to 17 1s. green plates 8 to 13, 1s. orange-brown (perf. faults at top), 8d. orange, 1883-84 2s.6d. (2), 5s. (2), fair to fine. (120)m
1035 £1100
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. die proof in blue, cut close on thick card, very scarce. Photo.
1383 £380
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1952-54 watermark Tudor Crown 1d. ultramarine ''MINIMUM INLAND PRINTED PAPER RATE 11/2d.'' (16mm setting), a cylinder ''F5'' dot pane, perfs. trimmed at top and bottom otherwise fine, mounted on two stamps, a rare pane. S.G. Spec. SB23. Photo.
61 | £200
Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation in twelve albums (one a printed Windsor), Q.V. to Q.E.II, mainly later, incl. small range of line engraved, surface printed to 1s. used, K.E.VII to 5s. used, range of used Seahorses, range of R.A.F. covers, 1951 Festival 21/2d. and 4d. pairs on Harrison presentation card, etc. (100s)
361 £60
Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Postal Stationery: 1888 sheet (205 x 245mm) with embossed Royal Coat of Arms at top, struck with undated embossed 1d. pink and 11/2d. brown, 2d. pale blue and 21/2d. deep lake, each dated 4.12.88, colour standards overprinted ''CANCELLED/STAMP.'' type S4, 11/2d. and 2d. crossed by light fold. Ex Young.
658 | £2100
A used surface printed collection arranged by value on Lindner leaves, 3d. incl. 1861 unissued plate 2, state 1 with shaded spandrels FH, wing margin example, vertically overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1862-64 carmine-rose (2), watermark spray 1867-80 plates 4 to 10, 1873-80 plates 11 to 20, watermark crown plates 20 and 21, 3d. on 3d. lilac plate 21 AC, 4d. incl. 1855-57 4d. carmine watermark small garter, medium garter (2), large garter rose-carmine (6), 1862-64 plate 3 (2), plate 4 (hair lines) (3), 1865-67 vermilion plates 7 to 14, 1873-80 watermark large garter 4d. vermilion plate 15 KC, sage-green plate 15 JC, 16 EE, grey-brown plate 17 AA, 6d. incl. 1862-64 watermark large garter plate 4 TK, 1865-67 large garter plate 6 QC, 1867-80 watermark spray plates 6 (3), 8 (2), 9, 1872-73 pale buff plate 12 MB, grey plate 12 PB, 1873-90 8d. orange plate 1 JB, 9d. with 1862-64 watermark emblems CD and RG, 1867-80 10d. plate 1 EG, OI, 1s. incl. 1855-57 plate 1 (2), 1862-64 plate 1 (plate 2) BG, HB, 1867-80 watermark spray plates 4 to 7, plus plate 6 JC with variety double plate number, 1873-80 plates 8 to 13, 1880-83 orange-brown plate 13 (2), 14 BF, 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. blue (10), mainly good to fine with a good number of fine c.d.s. used examples. (115)
1036 £950
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. die proof in deep scarlet on gummed paper watermarked Multiple Cypher, cut close to frame lines. A great rarity and unlisted by S.G. Photo.
1384 £250
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1952-54 watermark Tudor Crown 1d. ultramarine ''MINIMUM INLAND PRINTED PAPER RATE 11/2d.'' (16mm setting), a cylinder ''F6'' no dot and dot pair of panes, no dot pane with slight trace of trimming at top otherwise fine unmounted mint with good perfs., scarce. S.G. Spec. SB23, cat. £950. Photo.
62 | £150
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in mixed condition in ten albums contained in a carton incl. 1840 1d. and 2d. used, mint decimal issues, etc. (100s)
362 £110
Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: Postal Stationery: Newspaper Wrappers: 1880 1/2d. (LW2 with vertical 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 F.R.P.S.L., GB Journal volume 54, (number 1), endorsed ''Die 153'', affixed to piece from working book endorsed ''For Striking Steel 1/2d n w. printing plate 268/from Die 153'', usual condition for these proofs. Ex Young. Photo.
659 | £1800
Surface Printed: A used surface printed collection in a boxed album, incl. 1855-57 watermark small garter 4d. (2), watermark medium garter 4d. (3, one with watermark inverted), watermark large garter 4d. (6), 6d. (8, one with watermark inverted), 1s. (3), 1862-63 3d. (3), 4d. (5), 6d. (4), 9d. (3), 1s. (3), 1865-73 3d., 4d. (9), 6d. (3), 9d., 1s. (2), 1867-80 3d. (9, with plates 4 and 10), 6d. (13), 9d. (3), 10d. (2), 1s. (7), 2s. (3), 1872-73 6d. chestnut (8) and grey, 1867-83 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. (3), 10s., watermark Anchor 5s., 1873-80 21/2d. rosy mauve (22, with all plates), 21/2d. blue (6), 3d. (10), 6d. (7, with plate 17), 1s. (6, with plates 8 to 13), 4d. vermillion (2), 4d. sage-green (2), 4d. grey-brown, 8d. (2), 1880-83 3d. on 3d., 6d. on 6d., 1s. (2), 1880-81 to 5d., 1883-84 lilac and green set (less 9d., also 21/2d. and 1s. unused part original gum), 1883-83 2s.6d. (4), 5s. (2), 10s. (2), 1884 watermark Crowns £1, 1887-92 'Jubilee' range of shades to £1 green (2, one ND and the other JC with broken frame), range of Officials, etc., much cancellation interest, mixed condition. (100s)
1041 £140
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. pink, fine unmounted mint. Copy of R.P.S. certificate (2013) for a block of four. S.G. Spec. N16(10), cat. £375. Photo.
1385 £200
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1952-54 watermark Tudor Crown 11/2d. green pane of two, a cylinder ''4'' dot example, a few gum wrinkles otherwise fine with good perfs., scarce. B.P.A. certificate (2002). S.G. Spec. SB61, unpriced. Photo.
63 | £150
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly Q.V. selection, incl. 1841 1d. reds, quantity of 1864 1d. plates used with perfins, 1867-80 6d. used with an impression of 1d. star stuck on reverse, quantity of 1880 1d. used, large quantity of 1881 1d. used, 1887-92 Jubilee duplicated values to 1s. green (2) with 5d. die I, K.E.VII to 1s. used, range of Q.V. to K.G.V. postal stationery cut outs, also some later cinderellas, mixed condition. (many 100s)
363 | £250
Essays, Proofs and Trials: McCorquodale: 1866 ''WEST INDIA'' essays, a selection comprising pairs (3) in blue, green and red brown, blocks of four (3) in rose, pink and red-brown, a block of twelve in brown, and a large block/part sheet of 81 in rose, a scarce multiple, mainly good to fine. (8 items)
661 | £680
Surface Printed: A used collection in a stockbook, incl. inverted watermarks, 1855-57 to 1s. (4 singles and pair on piece), 1862-64 to 1s. (4), 1865-67 to 1s. (3), 1867-80 to 2s. blue (5), 1873-80 to 1s., 1880-83 to 1s. (2), 1880-83 to 5d. (2), 1883-84 to 9d. and 1s. (3), 1887-92 to 1s. dull green (4 singles and block of eight) and 1s. green and carmine (2), etc., very mixed condition. (100s)
1042 £380
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. carmine in an ''R 21'' control block of six (3 x 2), a few gum bends and wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint, a rare control block of this recently listed undercatalogued shade. Hendon certificate (2017). S.G. Spec. N16(10a), cat. £1,050+. Photo.
1386 £1150
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown 1/2d. orange-red pane of six watermark upright, variety part perf. with the bottom row imperf. on three sides, in the original May 1957 2s.6d. booklet (other panes mostly removed, opened out for display), right variety stamp with gum crease otherwise fine, rare. S.G. 540a, Spec. SB4b, cat. £5,250. Photo.
64 | £200
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to K.G.V selection, incl. 1840 1d. black CE used on 1840 (Dec. 7) cover (creased), FB, 1841 1d. red-brown plate 8 FJ used on 1841 cover, etc. mixed condition. (108)
364 £300
Essays, Proofs and Trials: McCorquodale: 1878 Thomas Hooper 1d. IA, three surface printed imperforate dummy stamps in a vibrant aniline rose on large piece of ungummed, unwatermarked wove paper (200 x 128mm), with some pressed bends and wrinkles and light discolouration in places, otherwise fine and unusual. Photo.
664 £380
Surface Printed: An unused or part original gum selection, comprising 1862-64 3d., 1867-80 3d. plate 5, 6d. plate 9, 10d. plate 1 (cleaned), 1873-80 6d. plate 15, 1880-83 21/2d. plate 22, 4d. plate 17, plate 18, 6d. on 6d., 1d. plate 13, 1880-81 1/2d. (2), 1d. (3), 11/2d. and 2d., mixed condition. (16)
1043 £120
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. orange-vermilion in a mint ''M 18'' control strip of three, left stamp with small gum thin otherwise fine, scarce multiple. R.P.S. certificate. S.G. Spec. N16(15), cat. £450+. Photo.
1388 £1350
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown 2d. light red-brown pane of six watermark upright, variety imperf. with perf. row at foot, lower right stamp with small light corner crease otherwise fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 543bb, Spec. SB78b, cat. £6,000. Photo.
66 | £260
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in two DAVO albums, a stockbook and loosed, incl. later issues in mint multiples with some complete sheets, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
365 £300
Essays, Proofs and Trials: McCorquodale: 1878 Thomas Hooper 1d. IA block of twenty in red from the upper part of the sheet, on ungummed greyish wove paper, creases clear of impressions, fine. Photo.
666 | £210
Surface Printed: A used selection on cards with values to 1s. incl. 9d. bistre MH fine used wing margin example, 1s. green plate 5 block of four, plate 6 block of six etc., mainly good to fine. (18 items)
1046 £185
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. red-brown, with watermark inverted and reversed, a superb unmounted corner block of 30, a fresh multiple. S.G. 362wk, Spec. N18d. Photo.
1389 £1150
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown 2d. light red-brown pane of six watermark upright, variety imperf. with perf. row at foot, the lower strip of three with light overall gum toning otherwise fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 543bb, Spec. SB78b, cat. £6,000. Photo.
67 | £780
Collections and Mixed Lots: A selection of 'back of the book' issues, incl. cinderellas, wide range of exhibition labels, College Stamps with Selwyn 1882 (1/2d.) mint, savings stamps with 1949 Squirrel set of progressive proofs, parcel labels, private overprints, etc. (100s)
366 £130
Essays, Proofs and Trials: McCorquodale: 1878 Thomas Hooper 1d. IA block of eight in black on ungummed blue-grey wove paper, light tone spot and minor peripheral crease, fine. Photo.
667 | £290
A used surface printed selection, incl. 1855-57 watermark small garter 4d., watermark medium garter 4d. (2), watermark large garter 4d., 6d. (2) and 1s., 1862-64 3d., 4d. plate 3 (2) and plate 4 (2), 6d. plate 3 (2) and plate 4, 9d. plate 2, and 1s. plate 2, 1865-73 3d., 4d. plates 7 to 14, 6d. plates 5 (2) and 6, 9d. (major repairs) and 1s., 1873-80 21/2d. rosy mauve plates 1 to 16, 21/2d. blue plates 17 to 20, 3d. rose plates 11 to 20 (less 13), 4d. sage-green plates 15 and 16 (2), 4d. grey brown plate 17, 4d. vermilion plate 15, 6d. grey plates 13 to 17, 8d. orange plate 1 (2), 1s. green plates 8 to 13, 1s. orange-brown, 1880-83 3d. plates 20 (2) and 21, 3d. on 3d., 6d. on 6d. (3), 1s. plates 13 (2) and 14, 1880-81 2d. (2), 5d., etc., very mixed condition. (117)
1052 £650
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. bright blue, very fine mint lower corner ''J. 17'' control block of six, with large part original gum. A rare control, especially in a block. S.G. 371a. Photo.
1390 £1900
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown 2d. light red-brown pane of six watermark inverted, variety imperf. with perf. row at top, in the original Nov. 1957 2s.6d. booklet (other panes removed, opened out for display), a few light tone spots on reverse otherwise fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 543bb, Spec. SB78b, cat. £6,000. Photo.
68 | £240
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used K.G.V to K.G.VI collection on leaves, incl. Seahorses to 10s., 1929 P.U.C. £1 (major fault at base), etc., mixed condition. (100s)
367 | £250
Essays, Proofs and Trials: McCorquodale: 1878 Thomas Hooper, a selection of 1d. IA surface printed imperforate dummy stamps comprising single examples in black, chocolate-brown and plum, marginal pair in red, and block of four in plum all on ungummed wove paper, block of six in grey-black on thicker wove paper (thinned), 1894 litho reproduction die proofs (3) struck in reddish purple on a single piece (80 x 30mm), usual wrinkles etc. (7 items)
668 £95
Surface Printed: An unused or part original gum selection, comprising 1881 1d. lilac selection with die I and range of controls, 1883 1/2d. (2), 11/2d., 2d., 21/2d. (2), and 6d., mixed condition. (34)
1053 £300
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. bright blue with inverted watermark, in an unmounted mint block of four from the lower right corner of the pane, fine. R.P.S. certificate for a block of six (2010) states 'pale shade'. S.G. Spec. N21(4)b. Photo.
1392 £1850
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown 21/2d. carmine-red pane of six watermark upright, variety imperf. with perf. row at foot, fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 544bb, Spec. SB81b, unpriced. Photo.
69 | £120
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in two albums, three stockbooks and loose, incl. 1951 Festival high value set unmounted mint, Channel Islands, etc. (many 100s)
368 | £190
Essays, Proofs and Trials: McCorquodale: 1879 Thomas Hooper, a selection of Improved Dummy Stamp lettered JA, four blocks of four and two pairs in shades of red or lake on ungummed, unwatermarked papers varying in thickness, one block with pressed creases. (5 items)
674 £250
Surface Printed: 1855-57 watermark emblems 1s. pale green used with neat Falmouth double arc c.d.s. S.G. 73. Photo.
1054 £85
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. deep bright blue, fine unmounted mint. Copy of R.P.S. certificate (2011) for a pair. S.G. Spec. N21(5), cat. £350. Photo.
1393 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown 21/2d. carmine-red pane of six watermark upright, variety part perf. with the bottom row imperf. on three sides, top right stamp with separated perfs. and small tear just affecting the stamp below, unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 544bc, Spec. SB81c, cat. £5,250. Photo.
70 | £180
Collections and Mixed Lots: A line engraved selection of mint or part original gum 1d. reds, incl. 1841 1d. with three margins (2), 1864 plate 112 block of six, plate 220 strip of four, etc., mixed condition. (24)
369 £1500
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: 1878 wood engraved surface printed essay block in pink comprising four ''NO PENCE'' impressions and two larger head designs at left based on the design of the 1867 4d. and 2s. of South Australia, on gummed paper watermarked ''TH'', a few light areas of toning in margin and on lower left impression, otherwise very fine and most unusual. This item is referred to in ''The British Postage Stamp'' (page 217) and there is no example of this essay in the N.P.M. Photo.
677 £230
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark emblems 3d. pale carmine-rose plate 2 TA, TB, TC-TD used on 1862 (Nov. 16) cover, registered from Dundee to Denmark, with 1858-76 2d. plate 9 DH, RJ, RK, dome small imperfections. S.G. 77. Photo. Ex Harding.
1055 £400
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. indigo blue on toned paper, good used, some shortish perfs. R.P.S. certificate (1987). S.G. Spec. N21(15), unpriced used. Photo.
1394 £800
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 1/2d. orange-red pane of six watermark upright, variety part perf. with the bottom row imperf. on three sides, a couple of gum wrinkles at foot, faint trace of hinge mark on top centre stamp, fine mint, rare. S.S. 570c, Spec. SB7b. Photo.
71 | £150
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation, incl. 1840 Mulready 1d. envelope unused, 1840 1d. black used (2, very poor), small range of early covers, range of Machins, etc. (100s)
370 £210
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: 'Grenada' large head essays, a selection comprising EI-FJ imperforate block of four in pink, and four single examples HI in orange, IJ in green, JL in blue, IL in mauve, all on ungummed unwatermarked white paper. Photo.
678 £1250
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark emblems 1s. green plate 2 BK imprimatur, with close to very large margins, fine with large part original gum. S.G. 90, cat. £3,800. Photo.
1056 £500
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. Royal blue in an unmounted mint block of four with sheet margin at left, a few light gum bends otherwise fine unmounted mint, scarce multiple. R.P.S. certificate (2018). S.G. Spec. N21(16), cat. £1,700. Photo.
1395 £380
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 1d. ultramarine pane of six watermark upright, variety part perf. with the bottom row imperf. on three sides, separated perfs. between first and second stamps and third column stamps with tear between in the margin, unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 571b, Spec. SB30c, cat. £5,000. Photo.
72 | £120
Collections and Mixed Lots: A small K.G.V and K.G.VI selection, comprising 1915 De La Rue 2s.6d. deep yellow brown used, 1918-19 2s.6d. pale brown mint, 10s. dull blue used, 1951 Festival high value set unmounted, mainly fine.
371 £120
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: A line engraved die proof of the Ceylon type head, engraved by W. Ridgeway after the Humphries head, in black with oval shaded background, on thick soft card (110 x 64mm), some ageing and damp affected at lower left. Photo.
680 £110
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark emblems 3d. rose plate 4 TA watermark error, three roses and a shamrock, a good used example of this rare stamp, a little soiled. S.G. 92a, Spec. J28c, cat. £1,250. Photo. Ex Harding.
1057 £65
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. Royal blue, unmounted mint, vertical creases, otherwise fine. Copy of R.P.S. certificate (2006) for a block of four. S.G. Spec. N21(16), cat. £425. Photo.
1396 £1800
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 1d. ultramarine pane of six watermark upright, variety imperf. with perf. row at foot, in the original Sept. 1965 4s.6d. booklet (two 4d. stamps removed, opened out for display), a couple of gum wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint, rare. Brandon certificate (1999). S.G. 571c, cat. £6,500. Photo.
73 | £550
Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation of Q.V. to K.E.VII bundleware, much cancellation interest, also some on piece and an early to middle period all World collection in a Lincoln album, mixed condition. (100s)
372 £110
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: A surface printed die proof of the Ceylon type head with oval shaded background, engraved by W. Ridgeway after the Humphries head, in black with uncleared surround, vertical lines below the second cross from the front of the crown, on card (75 x 115mm), a few light surface marks, otherwise fine. Photo.
684 £150
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark emblems 6d. lilac plate 5 TA, with watermark error three roses and a shamrock, good used with duplex cancellations, very scarce. S.G. 97c, Spec. J74c, cat. £2,400. Photo. Ex Harding.
1058 £1700
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. dull Prussian blue in an unmounted mint ''R 21'' control block of four (mounted in margin), one or two light diagonal gum bends and a little light gum toning on reverse mainly in margin, otherwise fine, an exceptionally rare multiple. R.P.S. certificate (2018). S.G. 373a, Spec. N21(17), cat. £7,400+. Photo.
1398 £3200
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 11/2d. green pane of six watermark upright, variety part perf. with the top row imperf. on three sides, in the original Mar. 1964 3s. booklet (3d. pane removed, opened out for display), fine unmounted mint, very rare, not listed as a complete pane. S.G. 572a (horizontal strip of three), cat. £8,500. Photo.
74 | £180
Collections and Mixed Lots: A K.E.VII to K.G.VI collection on leaves, incl. 1902-13 to 1s. used, range of K.G.V controls, etc. (few 100s)
373 £1600
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: A selection of die proofs (8), comprising 1/2d. (Fisher frame I) in deep green and pale green, and lilac, 11/2d. frame G in pale mauve, frame K in pale mauve and brown, 2d. frame J in pale mauve and deep mauve, all on white wove paper. Photo.
685 £620
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark emblems 6d. lilac plate 5 TA-TC strip (TA with variety watermark error type 20a), used on cover, registered from Liverpool to Italy with 1864-79 1d. plate 85 JB-JC pair, all tied by ''466'' barred ovals, with double circle ''REGISTERED/PD'' datestamp, a few minor cover faults, otherwise fine and rare. R.P.S. certificate (1997). Photo. Ex Harding.
1059 £820
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. dull Prussian blue, fine unmounted mint. Brandon certificate (2006) for a block of four. S.G. Spec. N21(17), cat. £1,850. Photo.
1399 £250
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 2d. light red-brown pane of six watermark inverted, perf. type I, fine unmounted mint with good perfs. all round. S.G. Spec. SB79a, cat. £950. Photo.
75 | £150
Collections and Mixed Lots: An imperf. line engraved selection, incl. 1940 2d. (2), 1941 1d. range with blue Maltese Cross, numbers ''7'' and ''9'' in Maltese Cross, 1841 2d. used (5), etc., fair to fine. (38)
374 £1150
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 1, 1d. imperforate se-tenant sheet of 36 (6 x 6) in green on ungummed small star watermarked paper with large sheet margin at left (folded over) and at foot, a few marginal tears and some diagonal creasing affecting one or two units, not detracting from appearance. Very rare, it is believed that only three sheets watermarked as such were produced. Ex Fisher. Photo.
686 £260
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark emblems 6d. lilac plate 6 TA, with watermark error three roses and a shamrock, good used with ''159'' cancellations, very scarce. S.G. 97c, Spec. J74c, cat. £2,400. Photo. Ex Harding.
1061 £350
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. dull Prussian blue used on small piece, tied by a fine complete ''BRITISH POST OFFICE/SMYRNA/5 DE 21'' c.d.s, a fine example of this rare shade. R.P.S. certificate (2018). S.G. 373a, Spec. N21(17), cat. £850. Photo.
1400 £260
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 2d. light red-brown pane of six watermark inverted, perf. type Ie, one with light gum wrinkle otherwise fine unmounted mint with good perfs. all round. S.G. Spec. SB79a, cat. £950. Photo.
76 | £130
Collections and Mixed Lots: A selection of line engraved, incl. 1841 1d.'s with blue cancellations, inverted ''S'', ""P"" converted to ""R"", 2d. (2), misperfed 1d. stars and 1d. plates, 1d. plate 102 with WH Smith underprint, etc., mixed condition.
375 £700
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 1a se-tenant imperforate sheet of forty-one, comprising six rows of six 1d. plus vertical row of five 1/2d., 11/2d. and 2d. (3), in brown on gummed unwatermarked paper, some minor paper creases or wrinkles and tone line in selvedge below impressions, otherwise very fine (stamps unmounted). Photo.
687 £170
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark emblems 6d. lilac plate 6 TA, with watermark error three roses and a shamrock, good used with duplex cancellations, a few blunt perfs. at right, very scarce. S.G. 97c, Spec. J74c, cat. £2,400. Photo. Ex Harding.
1065 £210
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 7d. olive, an unmounted mint control ''J17'' block of six (3 x 2), with inverted watermark, fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. N27(1)b. Photo.
1401 £720
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 21/2d. carmine-red pane of six watermark upright, variety part perf. with the bottom row imperf. on three sides, in the original May 1964 5s. booklet (other panes removed, opened out for display), separated perfs. between second and third stamps, reinforced with a hinge, fine mint, rare. S.G. 574ca. Photo.
77 | £160
Collections and Mixed Lots: A later line engraved collection of used 1d. 'stars', incl. pairs (3), blocks (2) and items on piece (2), with a range of interesting cancellations, also plate R17 SK-TL lower marginal unused block of four (missing imprimatur), mixed condition. (35 items)
376 £650
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 1a se-tenant imperforate sheet of forty-one, comprising six rows of six 1d. plus vertical row of five 1/2d., 11/2d. and 2d. (3), in blue on gummed unwatermarked paper, some minor wrinkles and tone line in selvedge below impressions, otherwise very fine (stamps unmounted). Photo.
688 £480
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark emblems 9d. straw plate 4 AH imprimatur, with small to very large margins, surface rub at left, otherwise fine and rare, being one of only 25 possible examples, many of which are in institutional collections. S.G. Spec. J94, cat. £4,000. Photo.
1067 £160
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 8d. with watermark reversed, fine unmounted mint from the top of the sheet. S.G. Spec. N28(1)c, cat. £350. Photo.
1402 £1900
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 3d. deep lilac pane of six watermark upright, variety imperf. with no apparent row of perfs. at top or bottom, in the original June 1964 4s.6d. booklet (other panes removed, opened out for display), fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 575b, cat. £4,250. Photo.
78 | £95
Collections and Mixed Lots: A selection in a binder and loose, incl. range of Q.V. to K.G.V covers, 1960s issues in complete unmounted mint sheets, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
378 £550
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 1a 1d. line perf. 121/2 se-tenant sheet of 36 (6 x 6) in blue on gummed unwatermarked slightly toned paper, trivial peripheral tear at lower right corner, diagonal bends with one affecting the lower right stamp, otherwise very fine. Ex O'Connor. Photo.
689 £420
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark emblems 9d. straw plate 4 TA with watermark error W6a three roses and a shamrock, good used, scarce. S.G. Spec. J94c, cat. £2,500. Photo. Ex Harding.
1071 £300
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1s. deep bronze-brown, unmounted mint, tiny gum wrinkle, otherwise fine. Hendon certificate (2014). S.G. Spec. N32(10), cat. £1,350. Photo.
1403 £230
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 3d. deep lilac pane of six watermark inverted, variety imperf. with perf. row at top, lightly hinged on top right stamp, gum wrinkles and roughly torn between third column stamps. S.G. 575b. Photo.
80 £240
Miscellaneous: 1890 (c.) The Alice in Wonderland Postage stamp case, invented by Lewis Carroll, including booklet entitled ''EIGHT OR NINE WISE WORDS ABOUT LETTER WRITING BY LEWIS CARROLL'', with 1887-92 Jubilee issue values to 1s. green and carmine (2), fine. Ex Harding.
379 £90
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 1a, the se-tenant vertical row of five 1/2d., 11/2d. and 2d. (3), in green on gummed unwatermarked paper, minor gum wrinkles, the upper impression mounted, otherwise very fine. Photo.
690 £21000
Surface Printed: 1865-67 10d. red-brown watermark emblems error plate 1 LJ, used with ''C'' barred oval of Constantinople, a fine example of this extremely rare stamp with good colour, one of the finest known. Only fourteen recorded, nine having been used in Constantinople. Brandon certificate (1987). S.G. 99, Spec. J99, cat. £55,000. Photo.
1073 £150
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. advertising pane with watermark inverted, mixed perfs., fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. NB9a. Photo.
1404 £1550
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1958-65 watermark Multiple Crowns 4d. deep ultramarine pane of six watermark upright, variety imperf. with perf. row at foot, fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 576ac, cat. £5,500. Photo.
83 | £130
Miscellaneous: Christmas Cards: 1890 Penny Postage Jubilee P.O. Christmas and New Year Greetings cards, a collection comprising type 1 used and unused, type 2 unused (3) and used (without adhesive), also example of the forgery and the 1987 Bernardo reprint, mainly fair to fine. (8)
380 £90
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 1a, the se-tenant vertical row of five 1/2d., 11/2d. and 2d. (3), in blue on gummed unwatermarked paper, line perf. 121/2, very fine with three unmounted. Photo.
691 £270
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark emblems 1s. green plate 4 TF with watermark error three roses and a shamrock, good used with ''498'' cancellation, scarce. S.G. 101a, Spec. J103d, cat. £1,700. Photo. Ex Harding.
1074 £720
King George V: 19130-34 Seahorses: A mint group of Seahorses, comprising 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d., 10s., 1915 De La Rue 2s.6d. (4), 5s. and 1918-19 Bradbury 2s.6d., 5s., 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d. (2), 5s. and 10s. (2), mixed condition, one or two unmounted. (14)
1406 £480
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1958-61 graphite 11/2d. green, three unmounted mint panes of six with cylinder numbers, with ''G11'' dot, and ''G11'' no dot and dot at top row, a few gum wrinkles, the first slightly trimmed at lower left, the others with some trimming at top, scarce panes. S.G. Spec. SB70, cat. £2,850. Photo.
86 | £2700
Miscellaneous: Thematic Colleges and Universities: A collection on leaves, incl. crested envelopes, Oxford Union Society range with overprints, College stamps with All Souls College (1/2d.) reprinted die proof in black, Exeter College 1882 (1/2d.) mint block of four, Keble College 1871-73 (1/2d.) vermilion used (poor), The Queen's College 1883 (1/2d.) mint block of eight, stationery, etc. Ex Harding. (few 100s)
381 £350
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 1b se-tenant imperforate sheet of eighteen (6 x 3), comprising three rows of six 1d., in olive-grey on ungummed paper showing part ''SPECIAL POSTAGE PAPER/LONDON'' watermark, a few minor wrinkles and marginal imperfections, otherwise very fine. Photo.
692 £280
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark emblems 1s. green plate 4 TA with watermark error three roses and a shamrock, used on 1867 (May 24) cover from Bradford to Constantinople with 6d. plate 6 OI, TA has been lifted and hinged back to the cover, scarce. S.G. Spec. J103d. Photo. Ex Harding.
1075 | £350
King George V: 1913–34 Seahorses: A selection on leaves, incl. 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. (2), 5s. (2) and 10s. used, 1915 De La Rue 10s. used, 1918-19 Bradbury 2s.6d. (2), 5s., 10s. (2) mint, etc., mixed condition. (34)
1407 £190
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1960-67 phosphor 11/2d. green pane of six, whiter paper with watermark inverted, with blue phosphor bands displaced, the first column stamps with 6mm bands, the others with 8mm bands at left, small gum wrinkle on one otherwise fine unmounted mint with good perfs., scarce. S.G. Spec. SB73a var. Photo.
90 £160
Miscellaneous: Lottery: 1825 (ca.) Advertising essay (190 x 242mm) with a Bacchanalian cherub scene and without central vignette where Hazard & Co. information has been pasted from the reverse, produced by Whiting & Branston, some foxing and creasing but attractive and unusual. Photo.
382 £380
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 2: 1/2d. (12) + 11/2d. (6) + 2d. (6) se-tenant sheet of 24 (6 x 4), perf. 121/2, in lilac on gummed unwatermarked wove paper, light horizontal tone line across lower row, one 1/2d. with small thin, central pressed vertical crease affecting four units, peripheral tear in lower right selvedge, good appearance. Photo.
693 | £500
Surface Printed: 1867-80, a used selection, comprising 3d. plates 4, 5, 6 (2), 7, 8 (3), 9, 10, 6d. plates 6, 8, 9, 9d., 10d., 1s. plates 4 to 8, 2s. blue (4), also 1872-73 6d. chestnut (5), 6d. grey (2), slightly mixed condition. (31)
1076 | £2000
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: A mint or unused collection in hingeless mounts on a page comprising 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. (2), 5s., 10s., £1 (thinned), 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. (3), 5s. (2), 10s. (2), 1918-19 Bradbury 2s.6d. (4), 5s., 10s., incl. a range of shades, mixed condition, some regummed or without gum. (18)
1408 £550
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1960-67 phosphor 21/2d. carmine-red pane of six watermark upright with two green phosphor bands, each stamp handstamped ''SPECIMEN'', fine with full gum, from the National Postal Museum archives. S.G. Spec. SB86, unpriced. Photo.
92 £300
Miscellaneous: Perkins Bacon: Five Perkins Bacon engraved proofs, four with turned engine designs, three of which are numbered ''303'', ''375'', ''695'' in blue, the other design being a depiction of ''WESTMINSTER ABBEY/PASS TICKET'' with embossed surround, fine and attractive. Photo.
383 £320
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 2: 1/2d. (12) + 11/2d. (6) + 2d. (6) se-tenant sheet of 24 (6 x 4), perf. 121/2, in brown on gummed unwatermarked wove paper, slight perf. separation and a few minor gum imperfections, of fine appearance. Photo.
694 | £800
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 3d. rose plate 4 GG-GH, KG-KH, plate 5 TI-TJ, plate 6 TK-TL, plate 7 DI-DJ, PI-PJ, plate 8 OA-OB, plate 9 BA-BB, plate 10 BA-BB, QJ-QK, 6d. mauve plate 8 HK-HL, plate 9 FC-FD, SG-SH, pairs, 9d. pale straw BA-BB, EE-EG strip, NG-NH, 10d. red-brown HE-HF (perfin), NA-NB, 1s. green plate 4 DE-DF, plate 5 EF-EG, IA-IB, late 6 QK-QL, plate 7 BB-BC, 2s. blue OI-OJ, pairs, also 3d. plate 7 RA-SB (perfin), plate 8 BK-CL, and 1s. green plate 5 FG-GH used blocks, scarce in multiples, varied condition.
1080 | £250
King George V: 1913–34 Seahorses: A mainly used collection on leaves incl. 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. unused (2) and used (2), 5s. used, 1915 De La Rue used (3), 5s. used (3), 10s. (3) incl. deep blue with R.P.S. certificate (1979), 1918-19 Bradbury 2s.6d. unused and used (5), 5s. used (3), 10s. used (3), mixed condition. (27)
1409 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1960-67 phosphor 21/2d. carmine-red pane of six watermark inverted with two blue phosphor bands, top right stamp with some trimming at right otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. SB87a, cat. £1,100. Photo.
93 £880
Miscellaneous: Postal Reform: A highly important twenty page manuscript draft of a paper, written by Sir Francis Freeling (1764-1836), Secretary of General Post Office, suggesting increases in various postal rates in order to increase Post Office revenue, most of these increases were adopted by the Post Office in 1805. A unique document which includes details of the revenue raised (and therefore number of letters sent) for each band of inland postage, London 2d. post, foreign and packet rates, etc., with transcript. Photo.
384 £350
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 2: 1/2d. (12) + 11/2d. (6) + 2d. (6) se-tenant sheet of 24 (6 x 4), perf. 121/2, in rose on gummed unwatermarked wove paper, fine. Photo.
696 £240
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 6d. mauve plate 9 OL, unused with large part original gum, fine. S.G. 109, cat. £700. Photo.
1081 | £150
King George V: 1913–34 Seahorses: A used collection on Hagner leaves, comprising 2s.6d. (24) incl. 1915 De La Rue 2s.6d. unused (regummed), 5s. carmine (2), Bradbury Wilkinson 5s. rose-red (7), 10s. (8) comprising De La Rue, Bradbury Wilkinson (2), Re-engraved (5), mixed condition.
1410 £380
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1960-67 phosphor 4d. deep ultramarine pane of six watermark upright with two 91/2mm violet phosphor bands, variety part perf. with the bottom row imperf. on three sides, third pair partly roughly torn between, unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 616aa, Spec. SB111a, cat. £5,500. Photo.
94 | £1450
Miscellaneous: Protective Overprints and Underprints: A selection on leaves, incl. J & C. Boyd & Co., The Fore Street Warehouse, F.P.W. & Co., Holloway 244 Strand, etc., mixed condition. (50) Ex Harding.
385 £320
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 2: 1/2d. (12) + 11/2d. (6) + 2d. (6) se-tenant sheet of 24 (6 x 4), perf. 121/2, in deep grey on unwatermarked wove paper (without gum), small wrinkle and slight toning in places (mainly on reverse), otherwise fine. Photo.
697 £680
Surface Printed: 1872 9d. die proof in black on white glazed card (61 x 92mm) with corner letters and plate numbers void, endorsed ''BEFORE HARDENING'' and dated ''Dec 19, 1872''. Produced by De La Rue for the proposed issue with coloured corner letters, the die was never used as the 9d. value was withdrawn, very fine and scarce. S.G. 110 var. Photo.
1082 | £120
King George V: 1913–34 Seahorses: A used selection, incl. 1913 Waterlow to 10s. (2), 1915 De La Rue to 10s. (3), etc., mixed condition. (66)
1411 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklet Panes: 1960-67 phosphor 4d. deep ultramarine pane of six watermark inverted with two 91/2mm violet phosphor bands, variety part perf. with the top row imperf. on three sides, without binding margin and top left stamp roughly separated, the pane partly without gum affecting the bottom row and a small portion of the top right stamp. S.G. Spec. SB111ab. Photo.
95 | £290
Miscellaneous: Protective Overprints and Underprints: A selection on leaves and on cards, incl. J & C. Boyd & Co., O.U.S., Copestake, Moore, Crampton & Co., etc., mixed condition. (51)
386 £320
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 2: 1/2d. (12) + 11/2d. (6) + 2d. (6) se-tenant sheet of 24 (6 x 4), perf. 121/2, in cobalt on gummed unwatermarked wove paper, slight soiling on gum, upper and right selvedge reattached with hinges. Photo.
699 £1400
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 10d. red-brown plate 1 SH imprimatur, close to good margins, fine and fresh with large part original gum. S.G. Spec. J97, cat. £5,000. Photo.
1087 £150
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. sepia-brown, a fine fresh unmounted mint marginal example from the right of the sheet, usual gum wrinkles. S.G. 400, cat. £600. Photo.
1412 | £1950
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklets: A collection in two albums with some duplicates, with 1s. (7), 2s. (43) incl. Nov. 1962 phosphor, July 1966 phosphor, 2s.6d. (26) incl. Oct. 1953 PPR 15mm (2), 3s. (9) incl. three phosphor editions, 3s.9d. (6), 4s.6d. (23), 5s. (22) incl. Nov. 1962 phosphor, Nov. 1963 phosphor, Mar. 1965 phosphor, 6s. (7), and 10s. (9) incl. Apr. 1961 (2), Oct. 1961, Apr. 1962, etc., varied condition, many with pencil notes on the covers, and a few with pencil notes on the reverse of the panes indicating the wmk. direction. (152)
96 | £120
Railways Stamps: A collection in a stockbook and boxed album, middle to modern period, also a large boxed album of railway theme postcards, mainly fine. (100s)
388 £85
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 2: 1/2d. frame type ''I'', perf. 121/2 blocks of four, on gummed unwatermarked paper, in turquoise green, blue (creased), pale brown and red brown, the odd spot of toning, otherwise mainly fine. Photo.
700 £350
Surface Printed: 1867-80 1s. green Stock Exchange forgery plate 5 ES (impossible lettering), used with fine Stock Exchange c.d.s., with normal for comparison. S.G. Spec. cat. £1,500. Photo.
1088 £140
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. sepia-brown [R2/1] major re-entry, fine used. S.G. Spec. N63(3)a, cat. £800. Photo.
1413 £350
Queen Elizabeth II: Wilding Booklets: 1954 (Mar.) 5s. booklet with extra 11/2d. pane, mixed perfs., fine. S.G. Spec. H7a. Photo.
97 | £90
Miscellaneous: Replicas: A selection of different Royal Mail stamp replicas in sterling silver in three presentation boxes. (18)
389 £400
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 4: 1/2d. (2) + 11/2d. (2) + 2d. (4) widely spaced se-tenant sheet of eight in brown on ungummed, unwatermarked wove paper, a few surface marks and horizontal bend at top, otherwise fine. Ex. O'Connor. Photo.
701 £600
Surface Printed: 1867-80 1s. green Stock Exchange forgery plate 5 KM (impossible lettering), fine used on small piece with 1872 (July 1) c.d.s's, scarce. S.G. Spec. cat. £1,500. Photo.
1089 £95
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 5s. rough plate proof in carmine on buff unwatermarked paper, vertical pair, fine. Photo.
1415 | £290
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955-68 Castles: A collection on leaves with basic sets complete unmounted mint (some with gum wrinkles and a few mounted in margin), 2nd. De La Rue set with both light cream (5s. with toned gum) and whiter papers, also additional Waterlow set (mounted), plus a few used with Waterlow 5s. pair, one showing [R. 8/1] major re-entry, and £1 (5) with minor re-entries, varied condition. (37)
99 | £110
Strike Mail: 1971 Strike, a collection in three stockbooks, incl. wide range of issues, mainly fine. (100s)
390 £520
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: Plate 6: 1d. deep rose without corner letters, imperforate upper right corner block of twenty eight (9 x 3) on wove paper without gum, with marginal manuscript annotation by Thomas Peacock, principal of the stamping department, Somerset House, ''...of surface plate produced by Bacon & Co.'s indenting process'', light horizontal tone line and vertical crease, a very interesting piece. Photo.
702 £600
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. dull blue plate 1 PG fine mint with large part original gum. S.G. 118, cat. £4,200. Photo.
1090 £270
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 5s. rose-carmine, fine mint. S.G. 401, cat. £625. Photo.
1416 £750
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955-68 Castles: 1958 De La Rue 2s.6d. to £1 set of colour matching proofs from registration sheets, overprinted ''CANCELLED'' in violet ex De La Rue archives, each with sheet margin at left, fine with full gum (unmounted). S.G. Spec. footnote, cat. £900. Photo.
100 | £110
Miscellaneous: Watermarks: Large Crown paper, selection comprising blocks of 12 x 4, 12 x 2, 4 x 4 and 4 x 2, fair to fine. Ex Harding.
391 | £780
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: Surface printed essays engraved by W. Ridgeway: A collection comprising 1/2d. frame B die proof in green on thick soft wove paper (36 x 41mm), plate 1a or 1b imperf. strips of six (4, 2 without gum) and strip of four, plus marginal imperf corner pair in black with large selvedge, plate 2 perf. 121/2 se-tenant strips of six in blue, brown and turquoise green, also a range of singles (21) in various shades, Plate 6 1d. imperforate singles (8), blocks (6), and pairs (3) in various colours on paper of varying thickness incl. block of four in bistre displaying offset on reverse, 1913 reprints in blocks of four in red, green, blue and black, mainly fine. (54)
703 £320
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. blue KA-LB block of four used with Falmouth c.d.s's, fine. R.P.S. certificate (2015). S.G. Spec. J118, cat. £1,400. Photo.
1093 £190
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 10s. indigo-blue, mint, minor gum wrinkling, otherwise fine. S.G. 402, cat. £1,200. Photo.
1417 £520
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955-68 Castles: 1958 De La Rue 2s.6d. to £1 set of colour matching proofs from registration sheets, overprinted ''CANCELLED'' in violet ex De La Rue archives, each with sheet margin at right, fine with full gum (unmounted). S.G. Spec. footnote, cat. £900. Photo.
101 | £2400
Postcards: A collection of novelty postcards in three Safe albums, incl. 1910 Lifeboat novelty card containing views of Scarborough, 1910 novelty fish with attached label and with views of Hoylake, Advertising, novelty shapes with crabs, fish, lobsters, shell fish, teddy bears,etc., a marvellous collection. (85 items)
392 £800
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Waterlow: 1879 Tender Essay stamp sized incomplete die proof in black on wove paper, without tablet lettering, shaded background around the head, very rare. Photo.
704 £1650
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. milky-blue plate 1 GK mint with large part original gum, handstamp on reverse, gum wrinkle at foot and a few light tone spots and specks on gum, otherwise fine with good colour, rare. R.P.S. certificate (2018). S.G. 120b, cat. £24,000. Photo.
1095 £300
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 10s. indigo-blue, mint, some imperfections. S.G. 402, cat. £1,200. Photo.
1418 £2200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955-68 Castles: 1958 De La Rue 2s.6d. black-brown variety watermark inverted, used with part London datestamp, a couple of pulled perfs. otherwise fine, very scarce. R.P.S. certificate (1991). S.G. 536aWi, Spec. T2a, cat. £3,000. Photo.
102 | £750
Postal Fiscals: A mainly used collection written up on leaves, incl. 1853-57 1d. ochre (2), 1d. reddish lilac on blue glazed paper (mint), 1860 overprinted 1d., 1860-67 mint incl. 1d. (6), 3d. (2), 6d. (4), plus used 1d. (5) incl. three fine used on piece, single used after period of validity for postage, 6d. (2), also imperforate 1d. unused and used on piece, unused incl. 1860 embossed 3d. die C (1.4.60), 1871 perf. 121/2 2d. die A (26.1.71), 1s. die F (24.7.74), 2s.6d. die O (5.6.61), 1875-80 9d., 1s die E (2), 2s.6d. (3), plus 1882 2s.6d. handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, and postally used 1s. on piece, postaly used Foreign Bill 6d. on 1891 (Jun. 12) piece, etc. mainly good to fine. (65)
393 £850
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Waterlow: 1879 Tender Essay die proof in black on thin cream card (56 x 60mm) inscribed ''QUEENSLAND'' and denominated ''TWO PENCE'', an early state of the die with side spandrels incomplete and shaded in pencil, some peripheral toning, fine and very rare. Photo.
705 £600
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. brown FJ, fine used. S.G. 121, cat. £4,250. Photo.
1096 £170
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 10s. indigo-blue, used with neat ''GUERNSEY'' c.d.s. fine. S.G. 402, cat. £475. Photo.
1419 £620
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955-68 Castles: 1959 De La Rue 2s.6d. to £1 set in mint lower left corner blocks of four, each showing two plate dots in the bottom margin, each mounted on the top right stamp and in the left margin, fine, scarce set. S.G. Spec. T3a, T10b, T16a, T22a. Photo.
103 | £820
Postal Fiscals: A collection on leaves, incl. 1853-57 1d. blue used on 1898 (Jan. 20) cover, 1d. ochre used on 1893 (Dec. 4) cover, registered within Leeds, 1d. Draft stamp, pair used on 1887 (Oct. 2) cover, 1860-67 3d, 1878 imperforate colour trials (3), 1881 perforated colour trials (4), etc., varied condition. (176) Ex Harding.
394 £920
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Waterlow: 1879 Tender Essay die proof in black on thin cream card (47 x 80mm) inscribed ''QUEENSLAND'' and denominated ''TWO PENCE'', an intermediate state of the die with strengthened shading around the bust and additional engraving around the nose and mouth, some toning, mainly to the periphery, fine and very rare. Photo.
706 £180
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. brown RE, used, reperforated wing margin, extensive faults. S.G. 121, cat. £4,250. Photo.
1099 £80
King George V: 1913 Waterlow 10s. indigo-blue very fine used with neat Fleet St. c.d.s., with good centring and deep colour. S.G. 402, Spec. N69(1), cat. £450. Photo.
1420 £2400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955-68 Castles: 1959 De La Rue 2s.6d. black-brown variety imperf. between stamp and top margin due to a paper fold, the fold in the margin partially split otherwise fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 595 var. Photo.
104 £1250
Postal Fiscals: A collection written up on leaves, incl. mint or part original gum with 1853-57 1d. ochre, 1860 overprinted 1d., 1860-67 watermark F6 6d., watermark Anchor 3d., 1881 6d., 1860-71 3d., 2s.6d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1875-80 1s. (with R.P.S. certificate, 2015), also postally used with 1853-57 1d. light blue on piece, 1d. ochre used with South Kensington Penny Post Jubilee handstamp, 1d. turquoise-blue (3) used on small 1902 piece, 1d. reddish lilac on 1893 cover to Edinburgh, 1860-67 1d. used on 1892 cover to Liverpool, 6d. used on 1895 cover to Andover, 1860-71 3d., etc., mixed condition. (39). Photo.
395 £650
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Waterlow: 1879 Tender Essay die proof in black on thin cream card (73 x 62mm) inscribed ''QUEENSLAND'' and denominated ''TWO PENCE'', a later state of the die, tone spotting, very rare. Photo.
707 £320
Surface Printed: 1872-73 watermark spray 6d. chestnut plate 11 KC, fine and fresh mint. S.G. 122a, cat. £800. Photo.
1100 £80
King George V: 1913 Waterlow 10s. indigo-blue fine used with Guernsey c.d.s., beautiful deep colour. S.G. 402, Spec. N69(1), cat. £450. Photo.
1421 £130
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955-68 Castles: 1959 De La Rue 2s.6d. black-brown showing reversed offset on the gummed side, fine unmounted mint with sheet margin. S.G. 595 var. Photo.
105 | £650
Postal Fiscals: A selection of postally used examples on cover comprising 1860-67 1d. tied to 1892 (Nov. 16) envelope to Liverpool by neat Birkenhead duplex, 1860-67 1d. used in conjunction with 1d. lilac and 'Jubilee' 21/2d. on registered envelope to German, all tied by ''REGISTERED/XD/MY 3/94/W.C.D.O.'' c.d.s's, Foreign Bill 1855 1d. (2) used on separate covers 1882 and 1892, 1871 1d. fine used on 1892 (Apr. 13) local Lowestoft envelope, mainly good to fine. (5)
396 £480
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Waterlow: 1879 Tender Essay die proof in blue on wove paper (28 x 48mm), inscribed ''QUEENSLAND'' and denominated ''TWO PENCE'', with weak outer frame lines, pale areas of background shading behind bust and below chin, a few bends above design, very rare. Photo.
710 £210
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. rose plate 1 AA, fine used with with central Saltley c.d.s. S.G. 127, cat. £675. Photo.
1101 £190
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 10s. indigo, mint, minor gum wrinkling, otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. Spec N69(2), cat. £1,300. Photo.
1422 £1700
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955-68 Castles: 1959 De La Rue 2s.6d. black-brown variety watermark inverted, fine used with part c.d.s., rare. B.P.A. certificate (1992). S.G. 595Wi, Spec. T4a, cat. £3,250. Photo.
106 £230
Postal Fiscals: Embossed Issues: 1860–71 9d. pink die C (8.12.70), horizontal pair displaying part of the paper makers watermark, fine mint with large part original gum, usual minor gum bends or wrinkles, a rare multiple, especially so with part of the paper makers watermark. S.G. F33, Spec. L133, cat. £2,000+. Photo.
397 £680
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Waterlow: 1879 Tender Essay die proof in blue on wove paper (27 x 30mm), inscribed ''QUEENSLAND'' and denominated ''TWO PENCE'', with weak outer frame lines, well defined background shading, dotted circles surrounding the numerals, horizontal crease, otherwise fine and very rare. Photo.
711 £270
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. pale rose plate 1 CD superb used with ''LIVERPOOL/FE 6/72'' c.d.s. S.G. 127, cat. £675. Photo.
1102 £230
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow £1 green, used with indistinct cancellation, a few blunt perfs, otherwise fine. S.G. 403, cat. £1,400. Photo.
1423 £1350
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955-68 Castles: 1959 De La Rue £1 black variety watermark inverted, used with parcel cancellation, light crease at top and a couple of short perfs., otherwise fine, very scarce. S.G. 598Wi, Spec. T22b, cat. £2,500. Photo.
108 £700
Postal Fiscals: 1868 imperforate proof in blue on glazed, unwatermarked paper, with pen cancellation, unlisted. Photo. Ex Harding.
398 £800
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Waterlow: 1879 Tender Essay die proof in blue on blue wove paper (68 x 50mm), inscribed ''QUEENSLAND'' and denominated ''TWO PENCE'', a clear impression with strengthened frame lines and background shading, trivial bends well clear of design, very rare. Photo.
712 £250
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. pale rose plate 1 FF and FG, plate 2 AE (reperforated) and 10s., used, mixed condition. (4) Photo.
1103 £1000
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow £1 green, a fine unmounted mint example, centred lower right, very fresh with fine colour. S.G. Spec. N72(1), cat. £4,800. Photo.
1424 £1000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955-68 Castles: 1963 Bradbury Wilkinson 2s.6d. black-brown variety watermark inverted, fine unmounted mint with sheet margin at left, rare. S.G. 595aWi, Spec. T5a, cat. £3,250. Photo.
109 £600
Postal Fiscals: Samuel Allsopp & Sons: 1863 1d. reddish-lilac se-tenant accent with Allsopp labels, a complete unmounted mint pane of eight with receipt numbers ''29721'' and ''29722'', fine and fresh. Rare. See S.G. Spec. vol. 1 page 290, cat. £2,750. Photo.
399 £620
First Day Covers: 1839 (Dec. 5) First day of Uniform 4d. Post, double rate entire sent from Hawick to Kelso, endorsed '8'(d.) up to 1oz. and a very rare example of a double 4d. rate cover used on the first day, with Hawick ''5 DE/1839'' and Kelso receiving mark on reverse. Photo.
713 £480
Surface Printed: 1867-83 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. pale rose plate 2 BF, fine used with with central Sandport Street c.d.s. R.P.S. certificate (2009). S.G. 127, cat. £675. Photo.
1104 £1000
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow £1 green, very lightly mounted mint, minor gum wrinkles, otherwise very fine and fresh. S.G. 403, cat. £3,500. Photo.
1425 £200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955-68 Castles: 1963 Bradbury Wilkinson 5s. red variety watermark inverted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 596aWi, Spec. T12a, cat. £400. Photo.
110 | £550
Revenues: A collection in three boxed albums, Q.V. to early Q.E.II but mainly earlier, incl. Bankruptcy, Chancery Court, Civil Service 1872 values to £1 used, Coffee 1882 1/2d. unused, 1d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', Common Law Courts 1865 to £1 used, 6d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', Companies Registration 1947 £1 used, Consular Service 1917-21 £50 c.t.o. at Alexandria pair, Contract Note, Customs Cavendish or Negrohead 1oz. unused label, 1960 values to £1 used, District Audit, Diplomatic Service 1964 £1 2s.6d. used on passport page, Estate Duty 1895 10s., £1, £1.10, £2.10, 1902 £1.10, £2.10 used, Excise Revenue, Foreign Bill, Health & Pensions, Income Tax, Inland Revenue, Judicature, Justice Room, Land Registry, Liverpool Corn Trade Association, Liverpool Cotton Association 1883 £2.20 used (2), 1888 £1.10 used, Match Tax 1871 1/2d. marginal pair with plate number unused, perf. block of four unused, Mayor's Court imperf. proofs (2) in blue, Medicine Duty 1795 3d., 1902 1s., 1855-92 3d., National Health, National Insurance, Newspaper Duty, Playing Card 3d. wrapper, Police Courts, Probate 1878 values to £6 used, Southampton 1878 values to 10s. used, Tea Clearing House, Television License, Transfer Duty, Travel Identity Card 5s. used on small piece, Unemployment Insurance, etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
401 £24000
First Day Covers: 1840 1d. black plate 1a AC used on May 6 1840, the first official day of issue, on entire (contents are an account for a butt of sherry wine) from London to Duns, very close margins all round, tied by brownish red Maltese Cross, with clear ''C/MY 6/1840'' London despatch mark on the reverse, cover has two small repaired tears (one behind adhesive), vertical filing crease, otherwise fine, and an extremely rare item. Listed as AC1 in May Dates by M. Jackson. S.G. Spec. A1, cat. £160,000. Photo.
715 £720
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross Selection comprising 5s. plate 1 HC, plate 2 AF, 10s. AC, and £1 DG, used, the plate 2 5s. and 10s. reperforated, mixed condition. Photo.
1105 £900
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow £1 green vertical pair, very fine used with Guernsey c.d.s's. S.G. 403. R.P.S. certificate (2010). Photo.
1426 £190
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955-68 Castles: 1963 Bradbury Wilkinson 5s. red variety watermark inverted, fine unmounted mint with sheet margin at left. S.G. 596aWi, Spec. T12a, cat. £400. Photo.
111 | £500
Revenues: A collection of embossed revenue cut outs in three boxed albums and two stockbooks, from 1700s onwards, incl. wide range of General Duties, Adjudged, Ad Valorem, Bankruptcy, Bill, Consular, Deeds, Draft, Duplicate or Counterpart, Estate, Ireland, Judicature, Land Registry, Legacy and Succession, Money Orders, Northern Ireland, Patent, Penalty, Policy, Probate £100 on 1871 document, Receipt, Royal Courts of Justice, Succession, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
402 £2000
First Day Covers: 1840 Mulready 1d. envelope (stereo removed upon opening) sent on May 6 1840, the first official day of use, from London to Lincoln with red Maltese Cross and clear London ''MY–6/1840'' on flap, slightly soiled, but a good example of this popular first day cover. R.P.S. certificate (1978). S.G. Spec. ME2, cat. £18,000. Photo.
717 £270
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. greenish grey FC, used, overall toning and corner crease. B.P.A. certificate (1959) states ''double perforations at top''. S.G. 128, cat. £3,200. Photo.
1106 £480
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow £1 green, used with light ''GUERNSEY/AP 4/14'' c.d.s, fine. S.G. 403, Spec. N72(1), cat. £1,400. Photo.
1428 £2300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955-68 Castles: 1963 Bradbury Wilkinson 10s. bright ultramarine variety watermark inverted, used with parcel c.d.s., a couple of short perfs. at foot otherwise fine, rare. S.G. 597aWi, Spec. T18a, cat. £3,250. Photo.
112 | £200
Revenue Stamps: The balance of a collection in three boxes, incl. quantity of embossed revenues, some on documents, publications, large number of collectors notes, etc. (100s)
407 £1250
First Day Covers: 1843 (Mar. 16) cover from London to Harrow, franked by 1841 1d. red-brown OB good to large margins, tied by number ''3'' in Maltese Cross. The earliest known date. B.P.A. certificate (1977). Photo.
720 £800
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark Maltese Cross £1 brown-lilac CF, fine used with central Charing Cross c.d.s., centred lower right, otherwise fine. S.G. 129, cat. £4,500. Photo.
1107 £450
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow £1 green, fine and attractive used example with good centreing, neatly cancelled by Guernsey c.d.s. S.G. 403, cat. £1,400. Photo.
1429 £6800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955-68 Castles: 1963 Bradbury Wilkinson £1 black variety watermark inverted, small gum wrinkle otherwise fine unmounted mint, very rare. S.G. 598aWi, Spec. T24a, cat. £15,000. Photo.
115 | £90
Private Telegraph Companies Stamps: A selection, incl. Bonelli's Electric Telegraph Company, British & Irish Magnetic Telegraph Company, English and Irish Telegraphic Company, London District Telegraph Company, United Kingdom Electric Telegraph Company, Universal Private Telegraph Company, Army Telegraphs 1895 values to £1 mint, etc., also some Telephone stamps, slightly mixed condition. (69)
408 £200
First Day Covers: 1843 (Apr. 3) large part cover from London to Manchester, franked by 1841 1d. red-brown ED and IK both touched, tied by number ''9'' in Maltese Cross. The earliest known date. Photo.
726 £1100
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on blued paper 10s. grey-green DF used with neat upright ''SWANSEA/NO30/83'' c.d.s., pressed horizontal crease, of fine appearance. S.G. 131, cat. £5,200. Photo.
1108 £260
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow £1 green, lightly used with indistinct c.d.s., a few perf. imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. 403, cat. £1,400. Photo.
1431 £2100
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955-68 Castles: 1963 Bradbury Wilkinson £1 black, the unissued trial printing on chalk-surfaced paper, in a vertical pair with sheet margin at left, fine unmounted mint, rare. See footnote in S.G. Spec. Brandon certificate (1998). S.G. 598a var, Spec. T24 var. Photo.
116 £90
Private Telegraph Companies Stamps: The South Eastern Railway Electric Telegraph Company: Perf. 12 1s.2d. black, mint, fresh appearance, scarce. Photo.
409 £300
First Day Covers: 1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. red-brown LE plate 94, fine used on 1850 (Oct. 29) cover from London to Wellington.Sstated to be the earliest known usage of this plate. S.G. 16b, Spec. CE2. Photo.
727 £820
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper 5s. rose plate 4 EH, fine used with upright Sheffield c.d.s. B.P.A. certificate (2003). S.G. 134, cat. £4,200. Photo.
1109 £260
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow £1 green, used with indistinct cancellation, a few spots of toning incl. toned perf. at base, otherwise fine. S.G. 403, cat. £1,400. Photo.
1433 £260
Queen Elizabeth II: 1961 P.O.S.B. 3d., a vertical strip of five with orange-brown omitted from bottom stamp and partially omitted from the next, folded along one row of perfs., otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 624Aa, cat. £600+, EC GB1248MCa. Photo.
117 £820
Military Telegraph Stamps: 1887–92 'Jubilee' 1/2d. vermilion mint strip of three from lower right corner of sheet with ''O'' control, one stamp damaged, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
410 £680
First Day Covers: 1854 (Mar. 2) envelope, registered from Warrington to Macclesfield, franked by 1847-54 6d. and 1841 1d. red-brown KB, cancelled ''847'' barred ovals, sellotape stain over cover tear. This is the second day of use for the 1847 embossed 6d. Photo.
728 £1200
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. greenish grey plate 1 BH very fine used with neat light ''ARGYLL STREET/NO 10/83'' c.d.s., mild reduced creases barely detracting from this attractive stamp. S.G. 135, cat. £4,500. Photo.
1110 £260
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow £1 green, used with indistinct central c.d.s., slightly short perf. at top and small repair in upper margin clear of design, otherwise fine. S.G. 403, cat. £1,400. Photo.
1436 £200
1964 Geographical 4d. (ordinary) variety violet and red-brown omitted, a fine unmounted mint marginal example, with normal for comparison. S.G. 652c, cat. £500. Photo.
122 £180
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 3s., original ink recipe piece (approx. 204 x 90mm) headed ''Fugitive Inks'' and with recipe no. ''865'' ''Blue Black'' bearing a block of four De La Rue Queen Victoria dummy stamps in the appropriate colour, unique. Photo.
413 £1250
First Day Covers: 1855–57 watermark large garter 4d. rose used on 1857 (Jan. 2) cover to Nova Scotia, additionally franked 1854-57 2d. OE, tied by Dumfries duplex, an extremely rare first day of use. Photo.
729 £600
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. greenish grey plate 1 BH used with slightly oily ''LIVERPOOL/25 AP/83/EXCHANGE'' c.d.s., fine. S.G. 135, cat. £4,200. Photo.
1111 £230
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow £1 green, used with heavy indistinct c.d.s., perf. faults at top. S.G. 403, cat. £1,400. Photo.
1437 £2400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1965 Post Office Tower (ordinary) 3d. variety olive-yellow (Tower) omitted, in a strip of three with two normal stamps, natural gum dappling, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 679a, cat. £6,000, EC GBR1358a, around 30 mint known. Photo.
123 £70
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 3s., three imperforate colour trials overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, NI grey-green, NJ brown-lilac and QD dull mauve, latter with small tone spot, otherwise fine and fresh with part to large part original gum. S.G. Spec. L229, cat. £390. Ex Young. Photo.
414 £230
First Day Covers: 1863 (May 11) cover locally used in Edinburgh, franked by 1856-58 1d. DK, tied by Brunswick Star, 32 ''Spear Head'' rays, first day of use, very scarce. Photo.
730 £1200
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper £5 orange AJ, fine used with Glasgow c.d.s. Karl-Albert Louis certificate (2004). S.G. 137, cat. £4,750. Photo.
1112 £1150
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow £1 dull blue-green, mint, well centred, minor bend, otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 404, cat. £3,500. Photo.
1439 £170
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 World Cup (ordinary) 1s.3d. variety blue omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 695a, cat. £350. Photo.
124 £220
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 10s., original ink recipe piece (approx. 204 x 76mm) headed ''Fugitive Inks'' and with recipe no. ''866'' ''Grey'' for ''10/- Telegraph Stamp.'', bearing a block of four De La Rue Queen Victoria dummy stamps in the appropriate colour, some gum staining, unique. Photo.
415 £600
First Day Covers: 1870 1/2d. rose-red plate 1 NQ very fine used on first day of issue on ''British Asylum for Deaf & Dumb Females'' printed voting form, very scarce. S.G. 48. Photo.
731 £1500
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper £5 orange CJ, fine used with upright Bolton c.d.s., three light vertical creases. S.G. 137, cat. £4,750. Photo.
1113 £550
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow £1 dull blue-green, unused with part heavily toned gum, horizontal striations on gum. S.G. 403, Spec. N72(3), cat. £3,500. Photo.
1441 | £90
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings (ordinary) 4d., variety olive-green omitted in an unmounted mint se-tenant strip of six, fine. S.G. 705b-710b.
127 | £190
Literature: A collection of mainly Great Britain related publications in two cartons incl. ''Under the Gum'' by Mackay, ''Joshua Bacon'' by Rowse, ''May Dates'' by Jackson, ''The De La Rue Years'' volume 2, ''Stamp Perforations: The Somerset House Years'' by Simpson & Sargent, plating guides etc.
416 £230
First Day Covers: 1870 1/2d. violet postcard (larger format) with printed ''HANCOCK, TRIGGS, & CO.'' advert on reverse, used on 1870 (Oct. 1) within London, the first day of use, some slight staining, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
732 £1750
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper £5 orange CM, fine used, with single West Hartlepool c.d.s. S.G. 137, cat. £4,750. Photo.
1114 £380
King George V: 1913–34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow £1 dull blue-green, fine used. S.G. 404, cat. £1,600. Photo.
1444 £550
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Christmas 4d. variety gold (''4D'' only) omitted, in strip of three with two examples showing ''4D'' and Head omitted, minor gum wrinkle, otherwise fine unmounted mint, S.G. 757a, 757b, cat. £2,660, EC GBR1514b, around 30 known. Photo.
128 | £210
Literature: ''Great Britain Twopence Plate Nine'' by Osborne, a fine and rare volume.
417 £140
First Day Covers: 1870 1/2d. violet postcard (smaller format) with printed ''J.M. JOHNSON & SONS'' advert on reverse, used on 1870 (Oct. 1) within London, the first day of use, some staining, and slightly faded, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
733 £1200
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper £5 orange DG, used with central Glasgow c.d.s., fine. S.G. 137, cat. £4,750. Photo.
1115 £230
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow £1 dull blue-green with indistinct cancellations, slight corner crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 404 cat. £1,600. Photo.
1446 £1100
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Ships 5d. variety black (Queen's head, value, hull and inscription) omitted, fine unmounted mint with margin at foot. S.G. 778a, cat. £3,500, EC GB1556MCa, 72 examples known. Ex Op den Kamp. Photo.
129 | £90
Literature: A large library of reference works, general philatelic books and journals in three cartons incl. postal history handbooks, Robson Lowe encyclopaedias, Billig, etc. also a few non philatelic works of Heraldry and Elizabethan handwriting.
419 £2100
First Day Covers: 1873-80 6d. grey plate 13 CI with wing margin, used on cover on the first day (Oct. 20) to Italy, tied by London ''89'' duplex, very rare. S.G. 147. Photo.
734 £2900
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper £5 orange DL, a very fresh mint example of excellent colour and with large part original gum (area of disturbance at left), vertical crease and a few gum bends as usual. S.G. 137, cat. £14,500. Photo.
1116 £210
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow £1 dull blue-green, used, perf. faults. S.G. 404, cat. £1,600. Photo.
1448 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 British Anniversaries 9p. variety missing phosphor, fine unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. 889Ey, EC GB1778PHa, cat. £450. Photo.
130 | £200
Literature: 61 publications relating to the postal history and postmarks of Great Britain in two cartons.
420 £230
First Day Covers: 1880-83 watermark crown 3d. rose plate 20 QH, used on 1881 (Jan. 6) mourning cover to Singapore with 1873-80 6d. grey IF and HE plate 17, tied by Paddington duplexes, with Singapore receiving mark on reverse The earliest known usage of the 3d. Photo.
736 | £800
Surface Printed: 1873-80 21/2d. rosy-mauve plates 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 14, 16, in pairs, 21/2d. ultramarine plates 17, 19, 20 (2) in pairs, plate 19 two strips of three, 3d. rose plates 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21 in pairs, plate 11 strip of four (perfined), 6d. grey plates 14, 15, 16 in pairs, 1s. green plates 8, 12, 13 in pairs, 4d. vermilion plate 15 pairs (2), 4d. sage green plate 16 pair, 8d. orange strip of three (faults), mixed condition, scarce in multiples.
1118 £1200
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow £1 yellowish green (deep shade), Paper Trial (often mistakenly referred to as a colour trial) on gummed 'Joynson Paper' watermarked single cypher, the paper originally intended for this issue but rejected on account of a tendency for the ink to spread along the paper fibres, overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 24. A superb unmounted marginal example with beautiful centring. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 180. Photo.
1450 £650
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Royal Silver Wedding 3p. ('Jumelle' machin), very fine unmounted top marginal horizontal gutter pair of imperforate imprimaturs, each with ''BPMA'' handstamp on reverse, scarce. S.G. 918 var. Photo.
131 | £130
Literature: A predominantly line engraved selection of publications in a small carton incl. ''Adhesive Stamps of the British Isles'' by Wright and Creeke (damaged spine), ''Joshua Bacon'' by Rowse, ''Great Britain 1d. Red'' by Stanton, ''Two Pence Blue Plating Guide'' by Jackson, ''Guide Lines to the Penny Black'' by Lichfield, etc. (13)
421 £300
First Day Covers: 1880-83 watermark crown 21/2d. blue plate 21 GK used on 1881 (Mar. 25) envelope from London to Persia, endorsed ''Via Vienna'', Tabriz and Teheran c.d.s's on reverse and further Teheran c.d.s. on front, stamp with small perf. faults at foot, otherwise fine. A very early use of this adhesive, issued on March 23 1881, we are not aware of any earlier usages. Brandon certificate (2001). S.G. 157. Photo.
737 £320
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark anchor on blued paper 21/2d. rosy-mauve plate 1 BG, fine mint. B.P.A. certificate (1995). S.G. 138, cat. £875. Photo.
1119 | £260
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. (4), 5s., incl. shades fine c.d.s used examples and 10s. blue cancelled by registered oval, mainly fine.
1451 £1350
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Cricket 3p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, couple of very minor scuffs to design, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 928a, cat. £6,000, EC GBR1856a, around 29 known. Photo.
132 | £70
Literature: Five publications relating to Maltese Cross cancellations incl. ''The Maltese Cross'' by Rockoff and Jackson volumes 1-3, also two editions of Alcock and Holland. (5)
422 £450
First Day Covers: 1892 1d. carmine, Letter Card used locally in Reigate on the first day (Feb. 11), with clear Reigate duplex, a few stain spots, otherwise fine. Photo.
739 £150
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark orb 21/2d. rosy mauve plate 11 MI, fine and fresh unmounted mint. S.G. 141, cat. £525+. Photo.
1120 £250
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s. c.d.s. used, top value with a few shortish perfs., otherwise mainly fine. Photo.
1454 £210
Queen Elizabeth II: 1977 Silver Jubilee 81/2p. imperf. pair, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1033a, cat. £950, EC GBR2066a, twenty-five pairs known. Photo.
133 | £85
Literature: A selection of 27 publications relating to Telegraphs, Revenues, Locals, College Stamps, Railway Letter Stamps, etc., incl. ''University Mails of Oxford and Cambridge 1490-1900'' by Sigee, ''College Stamps of Oxford and Cambridge'' by Lister, ''The Telegraph Stamps and Stationery of Great Britain 1851-1954'' by Langmead and Huggins, ''College Stamps'' by Cummings, etc. (27)
424 £210
First Day Covers: 1898 Imperial Penny Postage, Dec. 25 envelope from Manchester to Canada, franked by 1881 die II 1d. lilac tied by Manchester c.d.s., manuscript note ''Posted in Manchester England on the first morning of the Penny Imperial Postage'', cover tear at left, otherwise fine. Photo.
740 £250
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark orb 21/2d. rosy-mauve plate 12 OC fine and fresh mint. B.P.A. certificate (1985). S.G. 141, cat. £525. Photo.
1122 £150
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. deep yellow-brown, fine and fresh mint. S.G. 405, cat. £375. Photo.
1457 | £880
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: A specialised collection of singles and multiples in three albums, multiples incl. constant flaws, comprehensive cylinder blocks with papers, gums, perf. types, shades, selection of missing phosphor blocks, 5d. cylinder 13 dot (one stamp with gum fault), high value plate blocks of four complete, singles incl. booklet and coil stamps, phosphor screens incl. joins, broad bands incl. 4d. vermilion ex Cook book se-tenant pane with broad band at left, missing phosphors incl. 7d., 8d. vermilion, 8d. blue, inking flaws, misperfs., selection of 1s.6d. examples with greenish blue omitted, 1d., 4d. vermilion centre band, 4d. left band and 5d. all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' ex Cook book, 3d. centre band PVA horizontal coil strip of eight with coil end attached, also duplicated singles (some mounted) and multiples on leaves and Hagner pages incl. cylinder blocks, booklet panes, etc. (few 1,000s)
134 | £50
Literature: Auction Catalogues: An accumulation of Great Britain auction catalogues 1950s to 2000s within two cartons, incl. a few hardbound volumes. (100s)
425 £700
First Day Covers: 1900 1/2d. blue-green, control ''R'' pair used on cover locally used in London with clear ''LONDON W.C./AP 17/00'' first day c.d.s., slightly soiled, otherwise fine and rare f.d.c. Photo.
742 £160
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark orb 21/2d. blue plate 17 GE, fine and fresh mint. S.G. 142, cat. £575. Photo.
1123 £150
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. yellow-brown a fine fresh mint example. S.G. 406, cat. £325. Photo.
1458 £260
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 1d. two bands, 4d. vermilion centre band, left band and right band, and 5d., all variety uncoated paper, ex Cook book, 4d. right band and 5d. with light gum wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 724d, 733b, 734a, 734Eba, 735d, cat. £1,110. Photo.
136 | £250
Literature: Plating: ''The Essential Guide to the Great Britain Line Engraved 1d. and 2d. Stars'' by Statham, volumes 1 to 18 in nine binders.
426 £300
First Day Covers: 1900 1/2d. blue-green very fine used from London on unaddressed first day of issue cover. S.G. 213. Photo.
743 £250
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark spray 3d. rose plate 11 HK, fresh unmounted mint, fine. S.G. 143, cat. £450+. Photo.
1124 £210
King George V: 1913–34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. grey-brown exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted mint. S.G. 407, cat. £700. Photo.
1459 £260
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 2d., 5d., 6d., 7d. and 9d. in right margin blocks, each showing the phosphor ''Ph1'' in the margin, the 7d. and 9d. in blocks of ten, the others six, the 5d. block mounted, the others unmounted, 9d. scarce. S.G. Spec. cat. £1,100. Photo.
137 | £220
Literature: Plating: A collection of publications mainly relating to the study and plating of the 1d. black and 1d. red in a carton, incl. ''The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864'' by Roland Brown volumes 1-5 plus copy of the revised volume 1, ''Repairs of the 1841 One Penny Plates 1-40'' by Stone, ''Great Britain 1d. red Line-Engraved Varieties'' by Stanton, also ''The Postage Stamps of Great Britain'' nine volumes incl. four older, etc. (25)
427 £270
First Day Covers: 1901 (May 1) Q.V. 1/2d. green postcard used on the first day locally used in London, scarce. Photo.
746 £210
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark spray 6d. grey plates 13 HG, fine mint. S.G. 147, cat. £500. Photo.
1125 £180
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. grey-brown fine and fresh mint upper left corner marginal example, with large part original typically toned gum. S.G. 407, Spec. N64 (3), cat. £400. Photo.
1460 £150
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 3d. violet centre band gum arabic in a block of twelve (6 x 2), the right vertical pair completely imperforate, a few light gum wrinkles otherwise fine, scarce. S.G. 729a, Spec. U8a, cat. £950. Photo.
138 | £180
Literature: Plating: An accumulation in a carton incl. ''The Essential Guide to the Great Britain Line Engraved 1d. and 2d. Stars'' by Statham, volumes 13 to 17, ''The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864'', volumes 1 to 5, etc.
428 £2200
1840 1d. black plate 1a NH unused (regummed) with four small to good margins, plate 1b FF unused with four clear to large margins, plate 2 EK unused (regummed) with four clear to good margins and plate 5 OK unused (regummed) just touched at left, sold as seen. Photo.
749 £150
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark large garter 8d. orange plate 1 HE and FD used on 1878 (Jan. 24) envelope from Helensburgh to India, tied by ''176'' in bars and Helensburgh c.d.s. R.P.S. certificate (2015). S.G. 156. Photo.
1126 £160
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. sepia (seal-brown), fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. N64(13), cat. £550. Photo.
1461 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 4d. deep-olive brown two bands gum arabic head B, small light gum bend otherwise fine unmounted mint, scarce. R.P.S. certificate (1988). S.G. Spec. U11(2)B, cat. £1,400. Photo.
139 | £60
Literature: Plating: Four large folders containing full size photocopies of the photographs of the registration sheets 1841 plates 12-75, 1850 plates 76-131, 1852 plates 132-204 and R1-R6, 1855 die II plates 1-65 and R15-R17.
429 | £7500
1840 1d. black, a used mixed plate reconstruction of 240 units, approximately 90 of which are four margined examples, mixed condition as is to be expected. (240)
752 £180
Surface Printed: 1880-83 watermark crown 4d. grey-brown plate 18 KC, exceptionally fine and fresh mint. S.G. 160, cat. £450. Photo.
1127 £90
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. sepia (seal-brown) used with neat c.d.s., slight crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 408. Photo.
1462 £120
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 4d. bright vermilion right band variety phosphor omitted from the front but printed at right on the gummed side, light bend and tiny adhesion on reverse otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. U16Ac, cat. £325. Photo.
140 | £90
Literature: Postal Stationery: Eight publications incl. ''British Postal Stationery'' 2nd edition by Huggins, ''Specimen Stamps and Stationery of Great Britain'' by Samuel and Huggins, ''Collect British Postal Stationery'' by Huggins and Baker, ''The Mulready Envelope'' by Evans (reprint) etc. (8)
430 | £680
1840 1d. black plate 1a RK, plate 1b EG, PJ with matched 1d. red-brown, RK, JC 1d. red-brown, plate 4 FI, RE with matched 1d. red-brown, plate 5 FK, SE used on 1840 (July 28) entire, plate 7 KI-KJ, NB with matched 1d. red-brown, plate 8 BE with matched 1d. red-brown, FH and KI 1d. red-brown on pieces, plate 10 DI, plate 11 1d. red-brown JD, OK, mainly fair to fine.
753 £80
Surface Printed: 1880-83 watermark crown 6d. on 6d. OI with variety left dot only, fine used. S.G. Spec. K8Bg. Photo.
1128 £230
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 5s. bright carmine, fine mint. S.G. 409, cat. £650. Photo.
1463 £95
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 5d. deep blue head B two bands on phosphor coated paper, fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. U17c, cat. £325. Photo.
141 | £2500
Postal History and Covers: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation of covers, cards and pieces in four albums, two cover albums and loose, incl. a range of pre stamp and stampless covers, cancellations with spoons, squared circles, exhibitions, postcards, etc. (100s). Ex Harding.
431 | £720
1840 1d. black used collection of plates 1a to 11 (less plate 10) comprising 1a KE, 1b HF, 2 KL right marginal with part selvedge, 3 HK, 4 QK, 5 GD, 6 TD lower marginal with selvedge displaying trace of inscription, 7 GE, 8 ML, 9 EC, 11 DB, plus defective unplated HG and photographic forgery DD, mixed condition but mainly of fine appearance with neat cancellations. (12)
754 £700
Surface Printed: 1880-83 watermark crown 1s. orange-brown plate 14 QE-RF block of four, mint, lower pair unmounted, light overall gum toning and one stamp with small crease, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. J117, cat. £4,000. Ex. Steinberg. Photo.
1131 £110
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 5s. pale carmine, fine c.d.s. used example. S.G. 410. Photo.
1464 £80
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 6d. claret head B 250 screen in a coil strip of five, on thin paper with the usual light ink offsets on reverse, folded through perfs. between second and third stamps otherwise fine unmounted mint with good perfs., a scarce printing. Photocopy of R.P.S. certificate (2008) for an original strip of sixteen. S.G. Spec. U18 (3) (B), cat. £400+. Photo.
142 | £600
Postal History and Covers: A collection in two boxed albums, 1812 to Q.E.II, incl. range of penny posts, O.H.M.S., range of Mulready caricature envelopes, 1840 Mulready 1d. envelope used, 1d. lettersheet used, 2d. lettersheet unused, picture postcards, 1d. postal stationery envelope with Parkins and Gotto advertising ring, etc., also a few cinderellas. (60)
432 | £550
1840 1d. black, a group with four margins, comprising plate 2 NK used with black Maltese Cross, plate 2 SI used with black Maltese Cross, plate 4 KH on bleuté paper used with red Maltese Cross, plate 10 SL used with indistinct red Maltese Cross, and plate 11 OK used with black Maltese Cross (minor faults), matched with 1d. red-brown, also plate 10 JG used with red Maltese Cross but with tears in left margin.(7)
756 £190
Surface Printed: 1880–81 'Provisional Issue': A proof of the head die only (used in the production of other values as well), dated ''July 14 1879'' and stamped ''BEFORE/HARDENING'', in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), very fine. S.G. Spec. K3, cat. £1,500. Photo.
1132 £400
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 10s. blue, fresh unused right hand marginal example with large part redistributed slightly toned original gum. S.G. 412, cat. £3,250. Photo.
1466 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 9d. myrtle-green PVA in a right margin block of ten (2 x 5) showing phosphor ''Ph1'' in the margin, from later printings from cylinder 2, bends at top and foot otherwise fine unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. Spec. U23, cat. £850. Photo.
143 | £600
Postal history and Covers: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in two cover albums and loose, incl. mileage marks, Inspector's Crowns, postal stationery, airmails, first day covers with 1948 Silver Wedding £1 on plain cover, range of stamps with 1902-13 £1 used, etc. (100s)
433 £850
1840 1d., a used selection, comprising plate 1a NC, 2 AC, 2 RG, 3 PE, 4 GE, 5 AJ, 6 HG, 7 OG, 8 GF, MA, 9 GL, 11 PB, some with four margins, mixed condition. (12)
760 £170
Surface Printed: 1880-81 'Provisional Issue' 2d. deep rose, fine unmounted mint, minor gum wrinkle. S.G. 168a. Photo.
1133 £320
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 10s. blue used with neat central thimble c.d.s., fine. S.G. 412, cat. £875. Photo.
1467 £130
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 1s.6d. greenish blue and deep blue PVA two bands in a corner cylinder pair, showing a dry print of the deep blue affecting the corner stamp and half of the stamp above, the deep blue cylinder number almost completely omitted, one or two tiny gum wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint, a dramatic variety. Photo.
144 | £1450
Postal History and Covers: A mainly Q.V. collection of cover and cards incl. 1840 Mulready, hand illustrated covers (2), Maltese Cross cancellations, mixed line engraved and surface printed frankings, I.R. official covers, advertising covers, exhibition cancellation, etc., a highly interesting group, mixed condition. (116)
434 | £880
1840 1d. black, forty used examples, all with four margins, close in places, but condition mainly poor with many faded or rubbed, plus 1840 2d., five four margin examples incl. two plate 2 with red Maltese Crosses, mixed condition. (45)
762 £350
Surface Printed: 1880-81 'Provisional Issue' 5d. indigo, fine and fresh mint example. S.G. 169, cat. £725. Photo.
1134 £400
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 10s. blue, very fine used with neat Harrow thimble c.d.s. S.G. 412, S.G. Spec. N70(1), cat. £875. Photo.
1468 £160
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 1s.6d. Prussian blue and indigo on phosphor coated paper, variety Prussian blue omitted, the lower stamp in a vertical strip of four, fine unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. 743ca, Spec. U29a, cat. £450. Photo.
145 | £3200
Postal History and Covers: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation of covers, cards, pieces and stamps in six albums, leaves and loose, incl. imperforate and perforated 1d. Stars, Scottish cancellations, Maritime mail, W.W.I and II etc. (100s) Ex Harding.
435 | £600
1840 1d. black plate 2 IC, 4 NF, 5 HA, MC, 7 SJ, 8 BR, HG, 9 HB (one very close margin), each with four margins and used with Maltese Cross, mainly fine. (8)
763 £820
Surface Printed: 1881 die I 14 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''6 MAY 81'' and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', very fine. S.G. Spec. K7, cat. £1,500. Ex Young. Photo.
1135 £260
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 10s. blue, fine used with light central Freshwater Isle of Wight c.d.s. S.G. 412, S.G. Spec. N70(1), cat. £875. Photo.
1469 | £950
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: Booklet Panes: A collection of panes of four, six and fifteen in an album incl. perf. types, broad bands, missing phosphors incl. 1d./4d. sepia perf. I(1/2v) at bottom, 1d./4d. red, good range of cylinder panes incl. 3d. K2 dot and no dot lower, K2 no not upper, 4d. red gum arabic N1 no dot lower and N1 no dot upper, panes of fifteen incl. stapled set, 4d. Stuffed Cucumber with first column missing phosphor (in a complete book), 4d. Method uncoated paper, 5d. uncoated paper, stitched se-tenant pane missing phosphor, etc., mixed perfs. but many good. (104)
146 | £500
Postal History and Covers: A collection of mainly Q.V. covers and a few fronts in two Lighthouse albums, incl. 1633 letter to Sir Robert Heath (no postal markings), milage marks, Paids, 1840 Mulready 2d. letter sheet a94 unused, etc. (158 items)
436 | £720
1840 1d. black plates 1b LA, PL, 2 BB, HK, OB on piece, 3 LG, 5 BF, JA, TD, 6 GE, MG, 7 DC, AH, also three unplated and seven other Q.V. stamp, mixed condition.
766 £3200
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots 1d. lilac, 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), fine and very rare, with the original envelope (faults) in which the booklet was enclosed, also an example of the 1d. lilac with ''SDC'' perfin (Stamp Distribution Company) used on 1894 (Jan. 15) envelope and a further cover. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 236, cat. £9,500. Photo.
1136 £110
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1918-19 Bradbury 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s., mint, a few gum wrinkles and 10s. with shortish perfs. at base, otherwise mainly fine. Photo.
1470 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: Booklet Panes: 1d./4d./5d. stitched se-tenant pane of fifteen ex £1 Cook booklet, variety uncoated paper, diagonal bend affecting three stamps in the top row otherwise fine unmounted mint with good perfs., very scarce. S.G. 724na, Spec. UB2ab, cat. £925. Photo.
148 | £900
Postal History and Covers: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation of covers and cards in a cover album and loose, incl. 1d. Stars, a good range of Q.V. 1d. pink envelopes, postcards, etc. (100s). Ex Harding.
437 | £780
1840 1d. black plates 1a II, 1b IA, IG, LI, plate 2 CJ on piece, plate 3 RE, plate 4 AF on 1840 (Aug. 31) cover, CE, RE, plate 5 LD, TC used on 1841 (Jan. 30) entire, plate 6 SB, plate 7 EI, plate 8 BK, plate 9 EB, plate 10 KC, poor to good.
767 | £240
1881 die II 16 dots One Penny: A collection on leaves and cards incl. plate proofs (3), imprimatur, 'bisects' on piece (2), Specimens, cancellation interest incl. Paquebot and Bickerdale, few officials, concessionary soldiers' letters from Egypt (2), also mint and used Postal Fiscals on leaves to 6d. incl. blued papers, mixed condition. (70+)
1137 | £230
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1918-19 Bradbury 2s.6d. (8), 5s. (3) and 10s. (3), c.d.s. used, incl. 2s.6d. and 10s. used in Constantinople, also 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d. (5), 5s. (4), 10s. (8), mainly fine. (31)
1471 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: Booklet Panes: 1d./4d./5d. stitched se-tenant pane of fifteen ex £1 Cook booklet, variety phosphor omitted on the first vertical row and the others with broad phosphor bands at left, small fault at top of selvedge and stamps a little off-centre otherwise fine unmounted mint with good perfs., scarce. S.G. Spec. UB2ag, cat. £750. Photo.
149 | £380
Postal History and Covers: A selection on leaves, incl. paids, Two Penny Posts, 1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A153 used 1840 (June 13), etc. (42 items)
438 £500
1840 1d. plate 1a IA (major faults), plate 2 CJ, PC, plate 5 OH, plate 6 CI, MG, NJ, OE, plate 7 JF, plate 8 ML, most with four margins, also plate 2 (two margins) used on 1840 (June 8) cover with red Maltese Cross and Monk Wearmouth Penny Post handstamp, mixed condition. (12)
770 £100
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots 1d. lilac, three imprimaturs, one an upper right corner marginal example in a distinctly bluish shade, without marginal rules, endorsed ''15'' and ''79'' in ink in the margin, the ''79'' crossed out in pencil and with a further ''15'' endorsed (also in pencil), slight creasing and sheet margin thinned at right, a right marginal example with marginal rule, scissor cut and tear in sheet margin, otherwise fine, the other a non marginal single with pencil ''22'' on gum, small thins. S.G. Spec. K8, cat. £750. Ex Young. Photo.
1138 £80
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1918-19 Bradbury 2s.6d. (2), 5s. and 10s. c.d.s. used, mainly fine. Photo.
1472 | £90
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: Booklets: 2s. to £1 (stitched) collection with editions complete (less 2s. S.G. NP31 and NP31a, and 6s. Jan. 1968), incl. 6s. Feb. 1969 with first pane gum arabic, some duplicates, also with two decimal books incl. 1972 Wedgwood, etc. (97)
150 | £280
Postal History and Covers: A mainly Q.V. selection of covers and a few pieces in a stockbook and folder, incl. 1841 1d. red-brown with a range of cancellations, numbers in Cross, surface printed, etc. (128 items)
439 | £400
1d. black plate 1a BH, BI, BJ, plate 2 DD, FB, GG, used with red Maltese Crosses, fair to fine.
771 £2200
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots One Penny - The Peter Young FRPSL, Collection: 1d., two examples together with two examples of the U.S.A. 1893 Columbus 2c., all cancelled by the ''PORTSMOUTH/IL/JA 5/85'' squared circle trial cancellation, one of each treated with benzine in an attempt to remove the cancellation, affixed to De La Rue 'Appendix A' piece (196 x 330mm, the blank parts folded under for display) dated 'April 5th '93', very fine. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 256, 'Any stamp from these appendices cancelled with Portsmouth trial cancellation', cat. £2,100 each. Also a further similarly sized and dated piece from the records bearing a genuine example of the Columbus 2c. together with a printed reproduction produced by De La Rue, inscribed above ''Genuine Stamp'' and ''Reproduction'' respectively and also ''A duplicate of this was handed to Mr. Todd'', this was presumably produced to illustrate the difference in appearance between recess and surface printed renditions of this design. Most unusual. Ex. Young. Photo. The Cape of Good Hope authorities complained that De La Rue were not producing stamps for them as attractive as the American 'Columbus' issue. The firm replied that as those stamps were recess printed, they lacked the definition of bold simple lines, and cancellations could be removed. Their doubly fugitive ink, however, was easily destroyed by attempts to remove handstamps. No more was heard of the matter. A pencil note on the first sheet described above, alongside the treated Columbus 2c. reads ''The one sent to the Cape was cleaned much better than this''. For further information see ''The London Philatelist'' Volume 127 (Sept. 2018) where the owner has published an article on this exceptional piece.
1139 £110
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1918-19 Bradbury 2s.6d. olive-brown, fine unmounted mint from the lower left corner of the sheet. S.G. 413a, cat. £350. Photo.
1473 | £250
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: Booklets: 1969 (Dec.) Stamps for Cooks £1 booklet stapled edition, with good perfs. on all panes. S.G. ZP1, cat. £325.
151 | £110
Postal History and Covers: A mainly Q.V. group of covers, incl. range of line engraved and surface printed issues, range of destinations incl. Aden and India, etc. (13)
440 | £150
1840 1d. black plate 1b EA with matched 1d. red-brown, KA, also 1d. red-brown EG, JC, QA used on separate covers, also 1d. red-brown plate 1c. JA used on part cover, poor to fine. Ex Harding.
772 £220
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 1d. lilac overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 14, one slightly toned perf., otherwise fine with gum. S.G. Spec. K8u, cat. £950. Photo.
1144 £90
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1918-19 Bradbury 10s. dull blue, mint, fine. S.G. 417, S.G. Spec. N71(1), cat. £475. Photo.
1475 | £1350
Decimal Machins: A specialised collection in seven albums with singles and multiples mainly arranged by value, with booklet and coil stamps, coil strips, stitched booklet panes with different perf. types, high value sets to £5 and £10 incl. Castle plate blocks, cylinder blocks to £5, Double Heads, decimal Wilding issues, quantity of N.V.I. issues, with gums, papers, shades, fluors, value types and settings, short and inset bands, screened values, errors incl. missing phosphors, misplaced phosphors, F.B.O.'s, uncoated papers incl. 11/2p., 51/2p., 61/2p. centre band, scarce 8p. centre band, 7p. centre band imperf. pair, £2 with ''£'' omitted in a D1 cylinder block, etc. (1,000s)
152 | £200
Postal History and Covers: A selection of mainly pre-stamp Q.V. covers, some later, incl. many Cornwall, Devon, Scottish, K.E.VII I.R. official 1d. on cover, early bankers, etc. (84)
441 £550
1840 1d. black, twenty examples with two or three margins, mixed condition. (20)
773 £110
Surface Printed: 1881 die 2 16 dots 1d. lilac with ''PEARS'/SOAP.'' advertisement in blue outline letters on reverse, fine and fresh. S.G. 172, cat. £650. Photo.
1145 £350
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1918-19 Bradbury 10s. blackish blue (steel-blue), mint, fine. R.P.S. certificate (1987). S.G. Spec. N71(3), cat. £1,100. Photo.
1476 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: An unmounted mint group of imperf. pairs comprising 10p. orange-brown, 121/2p. light emerald, 14p. deep blue, 15p. bright blue, 18p. bright green and 22p. blue, mainly fine.
154 | £290
Postal History and Covers: 1729 to 1947 a collection of covers and some fronts in two cover albums, incl. 1819 cover from Amsterdam to London with unframed ''Oz at 5s/4 per oz'', 1832 cover to Marlborough, bearing ''MORTLAKE'' datestamp, 1833 entire to London, bearing small boxed ''P.P. 10/UNP'' of West Bromwich, 1840 hand written note signed by Prince Albert, 1855 stampless cover from the Crimean War to London with manuscript ''3'' mark, with ''POST OFFICE/BRITISH ARMY'' c.d.s. on the reverse, Paid marks, straight lines, etc. (106 items)
442 £140
1840 1d. black, a group with four margins, comprising plate 1b TF, plate 4 GC, and plate 5 QC, small faults. Photo.
778 | £190
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 2s.6d. (2), 5s. (2), 10s. (3), good to fine used, one set of which is fine used with neat c.d.s. cancellations, also additional 2s.6d. on apparently blued paper, used. S.G. 178, 180, 183. (8)
1148 £260
King George V: 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d. (3), 5s. (2) and 10s., unmounted mint, a few light wrinkles, otherwise mainly fine. S.G. 450-452, cat. £1,750. Photo.
1477 | £280
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: A mainly mint accumulation of decimal Machins in five stockbooks incl. single and multi value coil strips, high values to £5 and £10, booklet panes, a few booklets, cylinder blocks and other multiples, regionals with blocks and cylinder blocks, also some pre-decimal Machins, and a small collection in a Safe album from 1952 with Wildings incl. Tudor and St. Edward's Crown sets, Machins, etc. (1,000s)
155 | £820
A pre-stamp to 1890s collection of covers wrappers and entires incl. 1762 (Feb. 15 dated within) entire to the Foundling Hospital with Temple Dockwra on reverse, U.P.P. covers (2), 1840 (June 26) cover bearing 1d. black plate 1b JD, cancelled by red Maltese Cross, 1841 (Jan. 4) cover to Durham bearing 1d. black plate 6 IE (cut into at left), tied by brownish red Maltese Cross, 1843 (Apr. 24) cover to Devon bearing 1841 2d. blue (just cut into at lower right) tied with number ''2'' in Maltese Cross, 1843 (Nov. 23) envelope from Limerick to London bearing 1841 1d. red-brown (cut into lower right) tied by black Irish diamond and blue Limerick c.d.s., etc., mixed condition. (51)
444 £50
1840 1d. black, apparently with edge of stamp cut to resemble the profile of Queen Victoria, used with black Maltese Cross on cover to London. Photo.
779 £140
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 2s.6d. (4), 5s. (5), 10s. (2), used, mixed condition. (11) Photo.
1151 | £400
King George V: 1924–26 watermark block cypher: A mainly used collection of 11/2d. advertising panes, pairs and singles with labels attached, on leaves, incl. ''INDIA-RUBBER INLAID SPONGE/R.G. McKINLAY'' used singles with individual advert labels (without selvedge), 18 singles used on piece, mainly with both advertising labels, etc., also Photogravure collection with some mint and used advertising booklet singles pairs and panes, used sideways watermarks, etc., mainly good to fine. (117)
1478 | £700
Decimal Machins: A specialised collection of self-adhesive issues in two albums, issues to 2017, with singles, quantity of cylinder blocks to £3.30, some with different grid box positions, N.V.I. singles and cylinder blocks incl. coil and booklet stamps, short and inset bands, shades, fluor variations, range of year codes, 1st and 2nd Large, Special Delivery, Recorded Delivery, Europe and Worldwide issues, etc., also a third album with Post and Go issues to 2017 in strips and presentation packs. (many 100s)
159 | £380
Postal History and Covers: 1840 to 1900 group of eight covers incl. 1840 (Nov. 25) cover bearing 1d. black NF, with late use of ''MORTLACH'' milage mark at lower left (faults), 1900 Deraedemaeker reprints of Fores's Comic Envelope No. 1, unused and used from Belgium, K.E.VII cover with incomplete Posted in Advance for Christmas, etc., mixed condition. (6)
445 £750
1840 1d. black plate 1a AK with small to large margins, tied to left of 1840 (May 8) wrapper to the Temple, London by oxidised red Maltese Cross, with faint boxed handstamp at right, also plate 1a EK (damaged) with good to large even margins which appears to be just tied to 1840 (May 8) entire from Bristol to London which has had an adhesive removed (second cover sold 'as is'). S.G. Spec. AS2tc, cat. £9,000. Photo.
784 £80
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 2s.6d. CB mint, 5s. HF and 10s. JC used, mixed condition. Photo.
1152 £1200
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher: A selection of watermark varieties, comprising 1/2d. to 1s. with watermark inverted, 1/2d. to 2d. with watermark sideways, and 6d. with watermark inverted and reversed (unmounted), slightly mixed condition. S.G. 418Wi, 429Wi, 428a-421b, 426wk, cat. £4,198. Photo.
1480 £90
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 11/2p. black OCP/PVA variety uncoated paper, in a 1. (dot) cylinder block of six, a few tint specs on gum, a scarce multiple. S.G. X848a, cat. £780+. Photo.
160 | £85
1845 to 1880 group of sixteen covers incl. 1845 (Mar. 24) cover to Wells bearing 1841 1d. red-brown tied by ''864'' numeral with boxed ''No.9'' and ''CROSS'' u.d.c., 1853 (May 6) O.H.M.S printed entire, 1854 (Oct. 5) entire bearing SC16 1d. red-brown, with handstruck ''1'' at left, 1862 (Feb. 27) redirected cover to London with hand struck ''1'' and boxed ''REDIRECTED/POSTAGE UNPAID'' handstamp in red (damaged), pair of covers bearing 1870 11/2d.'s. (16)
447 £90
1840 1d. grey-black (early impression) plate 1a DK, four small to good margins, used with red Maltese Cross on piece, fine. S.G. Spec. AS1. Photo.
786 £680
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 2s.6d. lilac GE, 5s. crimson GD and 10s. ultramarine KC, fine and fresh mint. S.G. 178-183. Photo.
1159 £110
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. red-brown tête-bêche pair, fine mint. S.G. 420a, cat. £500. Photo.
1481 £380
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 3p. ultramarine FCP/PVA two bands in a cylinder 9 p7 no dot block of six, (2 x 3) very light abrasions in upper left margin otherwise fine unmounted mint, a rare printing. S.G. Spec. U103, cat. £1,800. Photo.
161 | £190
1855 to 1886 group of fourteen covers incl. 1d. and 2d. Star mixed frankings (2), 1d. Star and 2d. plate 9 AF on 1864 entire, 2d. single frankings (5), 1877 (Nov. 8) cover from Suez to Wales bearing 21/2d. rosy mauve FC tied by ''B02'' numeral obliterator, 1883 (Feb. 19) small Eton Society envelope to Co. Durham, etc. mixed condition. (17)
448 £85
1840 1d. grey-black (slightly worn) plate 1a EF, small to good margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
788 £210
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 2s.6d. lilac GA-GB mint marginal pair, GB creased, otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 178. Photo.
1166 £200
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 6d. in a shade more similar to the Somerset House pale rosy mauve, overprinted type 26 ''SPECIMEN'', fine with gum. S.G. Spec. N42t, cat. £800. Photo.
1482 £1200
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 3p. ultramarine FCP/PVA two bands in a cylinder 9 p7 dot block of six (2 x 3), fine unmounted mint, a rare printing. S.G. Spec. U103, cat. £2,750. Photo.
163 | £2400
Postal History and Covers: 1890 (ca.) to 1901 (ca.) collection of used printed commercial envelopes with a variety of businesses and organisations incl. Hotels, Butchers, Printers, Manufacturers etc. incl. Whitaker's Almanack envelopes (2) 1889 (Nov. 1) envelope with Royal Scottish Bicycle Club monogram on reverse, containing gilded invitation, Bussey's Sports & Games envelope (1901), J.W. & C.J. Philips ''Twist Drill Grinder'' registered envelope to U.S.A., the ''Common Sense'' Plansifter envelope, used 1896 (Dec. 11) to Holland with strip of three 5c. postage dues, all franked with 1d. lilacs some uprated, an interesting collection. (100)
449 £140
1840 1d. grey-black (slightly worn) plate 1a FG and OC, both with small to large margins and used with red Maltese Cross, the latter with corner crease, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
789 £150
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 2s.6d. lilac HC from the top of the sheet, fine and fresh unmounted mint, natural gum wrinkle. S.G. 178, cat. £600+. Photo.
1169 £90
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 1s. with ''U 34'' control, Waterlow provisional printing, fine mint. R.P.S. certificate (1975). S.G. Spec. cat. £500. Photo.
1483 | £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1970-74 high values, 50p. (plate 26) and £1 (plate 14a) complete unmounted mint sheets of each, folded.
166 | £80
Postal History and Covers: 1494 and 1519 entires from Venice, no postal markings.
451 £130
1840 1d. intense black plate 1a GG, small to large margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. AS1. Photo.
792 £650
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 5s. crimson MC-NH in a mint corner block of four, lower pair has slight crease, otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 181. Photo.
1175 | £250
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d. blue and pale blue, six sets of singles, also additional 21/2d. blue (6), pale blue (6), plus 1/2d. to 21/2d. blue in right hand marginal blocks of four, mainly fine mint. (46)
1484 | £620
Decimal Machins: Booklets: A collection in five albums with stitched booklets virtually complete, 10p. to £2 machine booklets, and counter books to £1.90, plus Christmas and Greetings books, many with cylinder numbers, a few scarce incl. £1.25 Trains 2 corrected rates left margin, £1.60 Birthday Box corrected rates right margin, £1.46 Seahorses right margin almost completely missing phosphor, 1982 Christmas with cylinder B23B21pB52, a range of miscut books, many duplicates, etc. (100s)
167 £90
Postal History and Covers: 1571 entire letter to Filippo Corsini in London, with manuscript rate mark, contents relate to selling velvet in Cremona, some string still attached. Photo.
452 | £380
1d. black plate 1a GI used on 1840 (Oct. 20) cover from Ballycastle to Ballymoney, RC, RH (2) and SC, poor to fair. Ex Harding.
794 £2900
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. cobalt EH, fine used with neat ''GEORGE STREET/EDINBURGH'' c.d.s. R.P.S certificate (1980). S.G. 182, cat. £8,250. Photo.
1176 | £190
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. selection of mint varieties with 1d. with broken wreath at left, ''CO'' joined, and ''1829'' for ''1929'' with closed loop on ''2'', each in positional multiples, the variety stamps unmounted, and 11/2d. wmk. sideways with blob on ''ES'', also 11/2d. overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33P, varied condition, the 1d. multiples with a few split perfs. S.G. Spec. NCom6d, e, f, NCom7f, u. (5 items)
1485 £180
Decimal Machins: Booklets: 10p. London 1980 booklet, Jan. 1980 Jumelle printing with both cover and pane miscut, resulting in half 1p. stamps with the label and 8p. stamp in the centre, a spectacular variety, fine. S.G. Spec. UMFB11 var. Photo.
168 | £230
Postal History and Covers: 1576-85 three entires, one from Florence and two from Rouen (one with ''11 porto'' mark), fine.
453 £90
1840 1d. intense black plate 1a IJ, good even margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. AS1. Photo.
795 £380
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. ultramarine HE, mint with large part original gum, minor vertical wrinkle, otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 183, cat. £2,250. Photo.
1177 £160
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 11/2d. variety ''1829'' for ''1929'', fine used. S.G. Spec. NCom7c, unpriced used. Photo.
1486 | £1050
Decimal Machins: Booklets: A collection of window and self-adhesive booklets in four albums with denominated, Double Heads, large quantity of N.V.I. books incl. Europe and worldwide rates, many with cylinder numbers, issues to 2017 (Feb.), etc. (100s)
169 £110
Postal History and Covers: 1581 (Nov. 10) entire from Venice to Bartholomew Corsini in London, contents refer to freight, wax seal ''F.A.G.'', fine. Photo. Ex Harding.
455 £80
1840 1d. grey-black (slightly worn) plate 1a TF, four small to good margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
797 £250
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. pale ultramarine JE, mint with large part original gum, fine. S.G. 183a, cat. £2,500. Photo.
1178 £950
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 21/2d. blue with watermark inverted, mint with large part original gum, fine. S.G. 437Wi, cat. £2,750. Photo.
1487 | £400
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets: 1969 to 2017 (Feb.) Prestige books complete (less 2012 Olympics and 2016 W.W.I.) in three albums, with two duplicates of 2002 Accession. (73)
170 £160
Postal History and Covers: 1586 and 1588 entires to Bartholomew Corsini in London, fine. Photo.
455A £250
1840 1d. black DE with watermark inverted, four close to small margins, used with neat red Maltese Cross, slight faults. S.G. Spec. AS5l, cat. £2,500. Photo
798 £820
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. ultramarine LF, a fresh unmounted mint example with very strong colour, very fine. S.G. 183, cat. £2,250+. Photo.
1179 £2300
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. £1 partly completed pencil drawing by Harold Nelson on lined paper (140 x 119mm), also a small photographic proof (?) mounted on card and two letters to Nelson from the General Post Office, one dated Jan. 18 1929 and signed by Sir Evelyn Murray, informing Nelson of the acceptance of his design for the £1 value and awarding a warrant for 100 guineas, the other an earlier letter dated Feb. 19 1924 regarding amendments to his design for the Wembley stamps. Photo.
1488 | £75
Queen Elizabeth II: Prestige Booklets: 2002 Across the Universe, a complete booklet with the last pane DP338 with right two stamps partially imperf. with indents, fine.
171 | £380
Postal History and Covers: 1586 and 1596 entires to Bartholomew Corsini in London, former endorsed ''ptto'', other endorsed ''co lane d Adrian Fisson es Dio guardj'' (by the ship of Adrian Fisson which God protect), fine.
458 £130
1840 1d. black plate 1b HE, good even margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
799 £280
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns £1 brown-lilac CC, used with octagonal London cancellations, fine. S.G. 185, cat. £3,000. Photo.
1181 £250
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. £1 black, unmounted mint, slightly brown gum, fine. S.G. 438. Photo.
1489 | £780
Regionals: A collection in four boxed albums and a stockbook, incl. range of varieties, cylinders, Guernsey, Isle of Man 1971 5p. with phosphor omitted, 71/2p. phosphor omitted, 8p. phosphor omitted, 9p. right band only, 17p. type II, Northern Ireland, Scotland 1971-93 111/2p. marginal pair imperf. between stamp and margin, 31p. type II, Wales 1971-93 51/2p. with lower emblem and value, 15p. phosphor omitted, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
172 £290
Postal History and Covers: 1588 (Apr. 8) entire from Pisa to Bartholomew Corsini in London with fine Guild sign. Photo.
460 £95
1840 1d. black plate 1b KC, small to large margins, used with slightly heavy red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
800 £150
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns £1 brown-lilac HA, used with indistinct cancellations, some creasing. S.G.185, cat. £3,000. Photo.
1182 £300
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. £1 black, unmounted mint, lightly toned gum and small black mark on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. 438. Photo.
1490 | £320
Regionals: A specialised collection of mainly singles in two albums with pre-decimals, decimals to 2016 with sheet and booklet stamps, perf. and emblem changes incl. Northern Ireland 17p. grey-blue type II, Scotland 31p. type II, different gums, papers, dull and bright fluors, short and inset bands, shades, also with miniature sheets, smiler sheets, selection of cylinder blocks, etc. (100s)
173 £350
Postal History and Covers: 1591 entire from Nuremburg to Bartholomew Corsini in London with fine Guild sign. Photo.
461 | £380
1d. black plate 2 BG used on 1840 (Sept. 5) cover from Coleraine to Ballymoney, HB, IE with matched 1d. red-brown, JB on piece, ME used on 1840 (July 25) cover from Derry to Ballymoney, OD, also 1d. red-brown AG, BH on cover, EK on cover, FK on cover, NH, poor to fine. Ex Harding.
801 £160
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns £1 brown-lilac LD, used with heavy oily cancellation. S.G.185, cat. £3,000. Photo.
1183 £240
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. £1 black, unmounted mint from the top of the sheet, slightly brown gum, fine. S.G. 438. Photo.
1491 £350
Regionals: Scotland: 1971-93 51/2p. violet centre band block of eight (2 x 4) with the lower pair completely imperforate, the pair above showing very faint indents at top only and the others partly perforated, fine unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. S22a, cat. £650+. Photo.
174 £230
Postal History and Covers: 1669 (Sept.) entire to Scotland, bearing ''SE/8'' Bishopmark on the reverse, fine. Photo.
465 £60
1840 1d. black plate 2 QA, small to good margins, used with red Maltese Cross, fine, also 1841 1d. red and 1841-51 2d. blue used. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
802 £290
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns £1 brown-lilac QA, used with registered ovals, vertical crease, otherwise fine. S.G.185, cat. £3,000. Photo.
1184 £250
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. £1 black with sheet margin at foot (folded through perfs. and with pencil signature), small gum wrinkle otherwise fine lightly mounted mint. S.G. 438. Photo.
1492 £100
Regionals: Scotland: 1971-93 15p. bright blue litho Questa centre band FCP/PVA variety imperforate on three sides (vertical pair), in an unmounted mint left margin block of six (3 x 2), minor gum bend otherwise fine. S.G. S56a, cat. £275. Photo.
175 £170
Postal History and Covers: 1669 (Oct.) entire to London, bearing ''OC/20'' Bishopmark on the reverse, fine. Photo.
466 £1400
1840 1d. black plate 2 TB, a magnificent used lower marginal example, with good even margins, neatly cancelled by red Maltese Cross, displaying part of marginal inscription in lower selvedge, a wonderful example. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
803 £3000
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns £1 brown-lilac QD-TD vertical strip of four of excellent colour, ''ABERFELDY'' c.d.s's and boxed cancellations, fine condition, an extremely rare multiple. S.G. 185. R.P.S. certificate (2010). Photo.
1185 £200
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. £1 black, mint with brown gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 438. Photo.
1493 | £1050
First Day Covers: Definitives: A Q.E.II pre-decimal collection in two albums, incl. 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown 2d. and 3d. on separate display covers, 1957 graphite set on plain cover, 1959 41/2d. on display cover, 1959 phosphor-graphite set on two display covers, 1960 phosphor line set on two cachet covers, 1963 (July 15) Holiday booklet pane on covers (3), 1963 (Sept. 6) Holiday booklet panes on two illustrated covers, 1965 (May 17) 21/2d., 3d. and 4d. on cachet cover, 1968 (Apr. 17) 2s. booklet panes on illustrated cover, 1968 (July 10) Cutty Sark booklet panes on illustrated cover, 1970 (Nov. 16) 1s.9d. PVA gum on illustrated cover, etc. (109 items)
182 £100
Postal History and Covers: 1850 (July 31) stampless envelope to New York with manuscript ''P.P'' at upper right, struck with boxed ''CRIEFF'' dated dispatch handstamp, with American ''5/CENTS'', ''4cts.'' and ''PAID'' handstamps in red, reverse with ''SENT BACK TO ENGLAND/WITHOUT A REASON/FOR NON-DELIVERY'' handstamp in black, creased, unusual. Photo.
468 £140
1840 1d. black plate 3 HD, four small to good margins, used with light red Maltese Cross, fine. Spec. AS20. Photo.
804 £550
Surface Printed: 1888 watermark orbs error £1 brown-lilac DC, used with boxed cancellation and Malvern c.d.s's, with small area of erased blue crayon at top left, otherwise fine. S.G. 186, cat. £4,500. Photo.
1186 £220
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. £1 black, mint, lightly toned gum, some light wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. 438. Photo.
1494 | £800
First Day Covers: Definitives: A Q.E.II selection of high values in an album, incl. 1963 (June 4) 2s.6d. chalky paper on illustrated cover, 1968 (July 3) 2s.6d. no watermark on illustrated cover, 1970 (June 17) 10p., 20p., 50p. used with 1969 high value set on illustrated cover, 1973 (Feb. 1) 50p. all over phosphor on illustrated cover, 1973 (Apr. 2) £5 postage due used on illustrated cover, 1973 (Nov. 30) 20p. on contractor's paper, two used on illustrated covers (slightly stained), 1974 (Feb. 20) 50p. on contractor's paper on illustrated cover, etc. (28 items)
183 £80
Postal History and Covers: 1853 (Jan. 4) envelope from Irvine to Holytown bearing 1854 Alphabet II 1d. red-brown MH, with good to enormous margins displaying portion of adjoining impression at right, with fine strike of ''Too Late'' script handstamp at left. Photo.
469 | £80
1d. black plate 3 RE small to good margins, used on 1840 (June 24) cover from Liverpool to Ballymoney, RF small to large margins, just touched at lower right. S.G. Spec. AS20. Ex Harding.
806 £550
Surface Printed: 1888 watermark orbs error £1 brown-lilac LD, good used. S.G. 186, cat. £4,500. Photo.
1189 £210
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. £1 black used with corner c.d.s., fine. S.G. 438. Photo.
1495 | £980
First Day Covers: Definitives: A Q.E.II decimal collection in five albums, incl. 1973 (Oct. 30) 6p. on illustrated cover, 1973 (Nov. 12) 4d. and 10p. dextrin gum on illustrated cover, 1974 (Mar. 22) 9p. dextrin gum on illustrated cover, 1976 (Jan. 28) 61/2p. and 81/2p. coil strips on illustrated cover, 1976 (Oct. 13) 61/2p. and 81/2p. coil strips on illustrated cover with Windsor cachet, 1977 (Oct. 31) 6p., 7p., 9p. and 10p. Halley Press in pairs on illustrated cover, 1977 (Nov. 16) 7p. and 9p. with Windsor cachet on illustrated cover, 1979 (Feb. 5) Derby 70p. and 90p. booklet panes with Derby c.d.s's on illustrated covers, booklet panes, etc. (few 100s)
186 £720
Postal History and Covers: 1878 (Sept. 27) 11/4d. postcard from York, addressed to the British Consul in Yokohama, uprated by 1858-76 2d. plate 15, tied by York duplexes, sent via San Francisco, upon arrival readdressed back to York with a U.S.A. 5c. added by the British Consul in San Francisco, unusual. Photo.
472 | £300
1d. black plate 4 BC, DF, HB, IA, IH, II, PB, QE and QJ, fair to good used.
808 £300
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'lilac and green' 11/2d. PG-QI block of six, 2d. GK-HL block of four (without gum), 21/2d. KD-LG lower marginal block of eight, 3d. QK-RL block of four, 4d. HK, 1s. PC (regummed), all handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, mainly with large part original gum, some imperfections but of fine appearance. Cat. £2,435. Photo.
1190 £190
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. £1 black used with indistinct central c.d.s., slight perf. imperfections at lower right, fine appearance. S.G. 438. Photo.
1496 £260
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1952-54 Tudor Crown set used on six commemorative first day covers, fine. S.G. 515-531. Photo.
187 £110
Postal History and Covers: 1899 (Nov. 13) ''PARLIAMENTARY PROCEEDINGS/ON HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY'S SERVICE.'' printed wrapper bearing 1881 1d. tied London hooded circle, missent to India, returned, then to Canada, then returned to sender with various handstamps incl. ''RETURNED-FOR/BETTER DIRECTION'' in black, fine. Photo.
473 | £90
1d. black plate 4 CA used on 1840 (Sept. 2) entire from Rochdale to Halifax and NH very close to large margins. S.G. Spec. AS23. Ex Harding.
809 £500
Surface Printed: 1883-4 'lilac and green' issue, 11/2d. strip of three and pair, 2d. two strips of three and pair, 21/2d. pairs (3, one perfined, one used on 1886 cover), 3d. pairs (3, one perfined), 4d. pairs (2), 5d. pairs (3, one used on 1885 cover), 6d. pairs (2, one faded), 1s. pairs (2, one perfined), varied condition, scarce in multiples. Photo.
1191 £170
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. £1 black fine used with indistinct c.d.s's. S.G. 438, cat. £550. Photo.
1497 £520
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1955 Waterlow 2s.6d. to £1 set used on four illustrated first day covers, each neatly cancelled by ''PRESTON/BRIGHTON'' c.d.s's. S.G. 536-539, cat. £850. Photo.
188 £50
Postal History and Covers: 1900 (Sep. 18) envelope to Grosvenor Street bearing 1d. lilac pair and singles (2) tied Camberwelll squared circles, with red Post Office Express type M-NO 55 label alongside, also unused 1896 ''Application for Stamps'' form. Photo.
474 £140
1840 1d. intense black plate 4 FE fine used with ample to good margins and light black Maltese Cross with transient dot in centre due to debris in the Cross, on 1841 (Sept. 20) cover from Dundee to Arboath with boxed no. ''1'' Receiving House handstamp on front, Dundee (Sept. 20) and Arbroath (Sept. 21) datestamps on reverse. B.P.A. certificate (2013). Danzig & Goldsmith note this Maltese Cross as being one of the four Scottish Post Road Crosses but this is not mentioned on the certificate. S.G. Spec. AS22. Photo.
810 £350
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'Lilac and Green' 1/2d. to 1s. set, mint or part original gum, mixed condition. S.G. 187-96. Photo.
1192 £180
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. £1 black, c.d.s., corner crease and some toning on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. 438, cat. £550. Photo.
1498 £780
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1955–58 Edward watermark 21/2d. to 1s.6d. used on separate plain first day covers, all with clear Blyth c.d.s's. Photo.
189 £420
Postal History and Covers: 1900 (Feb. 23) large envelope to Brussels bearing 1887-92 Jubilee 1/2d., 3d. and 6d., and 1883-84 2s.6d. pair, with intact ''V Herold & Marks Sn/Drapers Garden/London'' wax seals on reverse. Photo.
475 £180
1d. black plate 4 FJ, four small to huge margins, used with neat red Maltese Cross on 1840 (July 24) entire to London, fine. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
811 £350
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'Lilac and Green' 1/2d. to 1s. set, mainly good to fine mint, 5d. and 9d. regummed. S.G. 187-96. Photo.
1193 £500
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. £1 black, used example on piece with very neat ''10 MY 29'' first day of issue c.d.s., fine. B.P.A. certificate (2014). S.G. 438. Photo.
1499 £620
First Day Covers: Definitives: Queen Elizabeth II: 1960-67 phosphor 5d. (2), 6d., 7d., 8d., 8d. with 1s., and 1s., used on display first day covers, very fine and scarce. (6 items) Photo.
190 | £270
Postal History and Covers: Additional 1/2d.: A substantial collection of stampless wrappers, covers and entires with additional 1/2d. markings, mainly Scottish mail but with a good selection of incoming mail incl. Monmouth, Bath, Cheltenham, Worcester, Leeds, Harrogate, Hull, Liverpool, Exeter, mixed condition. (100s)
476 | £150
1d. black plate 5 BA, NE, RE used on 1841 (Jan. 8) cover from Leamington, also 1841 1d. red-brown NH and SC used on separate covers, poor to good. Ex Harding.
813 £200
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'lilac and green' 11/2d. EK purple on orange colour trial, perf. 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine and fresh with large part original gum. Photo.
1194 £260
1929 Postal Union Congress: Registration labels: 1929 full sheet of special P.U.C. registration labels, numbererd 1 to 50, from ''plate A'' unusual and scarce. Ex Shaida. Photo.
1501 | £380
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: A Q.E.II pre-decimal collection in two albums, incl. 1953 Coronation set on illustrated cover with ''WALBERTON/ARUNDEL'' c.d.s's, 1957 Parliamentary 4d. with Big Ben cancellation, better phosphors, etc. (139 items)
193 | £190
Postal History and Covers: Letter Cards: 1893 to 1901 collection of eleven used letter cards incl. 1893 and 1894 ''Save Time'' letter cards, Langley & Sons ''Budget'' letter cards, four examples with internal stapled contents incl. 1901 (Oct. 24) from Egypt to Cheshire bearing both Egyptian and G.B. adhesives, ''The Commemorative Budget'' letter card with contents from Australia to London, ''County'' letter card used 1900 (Feb. 19) to Germany bearing 1/2d. orange and 1d. lilac (2), etc., mixed condition, scarce assembly. (11)
478 £110
1840 1d. black plate 5 MA, four close to large margins, used with black Maltese Cross on 1841 (Dec. 12) entire to Preston, fine. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
814 £110
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'lilac and green' 11/2d. lilac TI-TJ unmounted mint pair from the base of the pane, faintly toned, otherwise fine. S.G. 188. Photo.
1195 | £280
1929 Postal Union Congress: Cancellations and Covers: A collection of covers and cards written up on display pages and loose, bearing various frankings of the P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d. incl. registered, postage due, paquebot, etc., mainly good to fine. (100s)
1502 | £300
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: A comprehensive Q.E.II decimal collection in thirteen albums, incl. 1975 European Architectural 7p. with Chester Heritage slogan, virtually complete issues, many different cancellations, gutter pairs, issues to 1988, etc. (100s)
196 | £2000
Postal History and Covers: Penny Lilac: An extensive and interesting collection of covers and cards, in three 'Safe' albums within a carton, with a wide range of uses incl. Die I 1881 to 1882 covers (8) collection, Penny Postage Jubilee covers with 1890 (May 16) Guildhall covers (11), 1890 (July 2) South Kensington (3), 1891 (Oct. 19) Royal Naval Exhibition London cover to Margate, 1895 (Apr. 6) miniature envelope to Eltham, 1901 (July 5) Glasgow Exhibition covers and cards (5) three covers bearing used control singles, insufficiently addressed, returned letter office, missorted, registered, uprated, mourning covers, vignettes and monograms incl. Windsor Castle, squared circles, machine cancellations incl. Hosters, Boston, Bickerdike, a few postage dues, multi reign frankings, Express delivery, late fees, return to sender markings, maritime cancellations incl. Paquebots, wrappers, parcel labels, etc., a fascinating collection, mixed condition. (100s)
479 £400
1840 1d. black plate 5 QH, attractive unused example (without gum), with small to large margins, bent corner at lower left and tiny surface rub at top of bust, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS25.
816 £90
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'Lilac and Green' 21/2d. colour trial in purple on pink, perf. 14, on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine. S.G. Spec. cat. £575. Ex Chartwell. Photo.
1203 £450
King George V: 1934-36 photogravure 2d. orange overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 32, fine with gum. S.G. N55t, unpriced. Photo.
1505 £220
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1964 Geographical (ordinary) set on illustrated first day cover with 4d. variety violet (face value) omitted (minor toning at top-left), fine. B.P.A. certificate (2017). Photo.
197 | £1350
Postal History and Covers: Penny Lilac: An extensive and interesting collection of covers and cards, in two Safe albums within a small box, mainly to overseas destinations, from abroad and redirected inland with a wide range of uses incl. Cape Verde Islands, China, Japan, Mauritius, Persia, Seychelles, used with British Bechuanaland overprints (2), Christmas Day usage, perfins, etc., interesting collection, mixed condition. (100+)
480 £170
1840 1d. black plate 6 AL with good to very large margins all round, fine used on 1840 (Nov. 20) cover from Hull to London, cancelled by orange-red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
817 £180
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'lilac and green' 21/2d. DC green on buff colour trial, perf. 14 on unwatermarked paper, fine with part original gum. Photo.
1204 £80
King George V: 1934-36 photogravure 2d. orange unmounted mint left marginal pair with right stamp showing confetti flaw obliterating value, fine. S.G. 442. Photo.
1506 £95
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1964 Forth Road Bridge set (ordinary) with extra 6d. showing light blue largely omitted, on plain f.d.c., cancelled by Dunfermline machin, slightly soiled. B.P.A. certificate (2017). S.G. 659, 660, var. Photo.
198 | £270
Postal History and Covers: Surrey: Farnham: 1769-1860 selection of covers, incl. 1769 entire to Bristol. with straight line ''FARNHAM'' on reverse, 1841 (Mar. 3) cover to Uckfield, franked by 1840 1d. black, 1855 envelope with original letter to Farnham, Hampshire, franked by 1854-57 1d., with two line ''Missent to /Farnham'' in blue, 1860 three covers to India, each franked by 1855-57 6d., Penny Posts, etc. (25 items)
481 £65
1840 1d. black plate 6 CG, very close to good margins, used with black Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
818 £150
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'lilac and green' 6d. dull green JL, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 94, cat. £650. Photo.
1206 £150
King George V: 1934-36 photogravure 3d. reddish violet overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 23, fine with gum. S.G. N57t, cat. £650. Photo.
1509 £130
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1966 World Cup (ordinary) set used on plain first day cover, the 6d. variety black omitted, scarce. EC GB1388MCa, around five first day covers known. Photo.
203 | £720
Postal History and Covers: Uniform One Penny Post: A selection of covers, incl. Catterick, Ipswich, Ixworth, Otley with 1844 (Jan. 17) entire bearing rare boxed ''PAID/1/D'' with ''HOLMES'' in upright of ''1'', Selby, York, etc. (33 items)
482 £150
1840 1d. black plate 6 GJ, small to large margins, used with neat red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
819 £220
1883-84 'Lilac and Green' issue, De La Rue 6d. associated essay die proof in pale ultramarine on glazed card (992 x 60mm), for the proposed Parcel Post Service Stamps, fine. Ex Chartwell. Photo.
1213 £3800
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 21/2d. Prussian blue mint with near complete original gum, tiny surface mark and a trifle toned, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 456a. cat. £13,750. Photo.
1510 £150
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1966 Battle of Hastings (ordinary) set with additional strip of six, five of which have variety green omitted, fine used on first day cover. B.P.A. certificate (2017). S.G. 705g-710g, 711, 712. Photo.
204 £700
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 fine 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. clear R.P.S. certificate (2016). Photo.
483 | £250
1d. black plate 6 HG used on 1841 (Mar. 8) cover from Coleraine to Ballymoney; PA used on 1840 (Nov. 11) cover from Ballycastle to Ballymoney, both with full margins. Ex Harding.
820 £500
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'lilac and green' 9d. dull green AO-CP, upper marginal block of six each handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, horizontal gum wrinkles, otherwise fine and fresh with large part original gum, five units appear unmounted, good strong colour. S.G. 195s, cat. £2,550. Photo.
1215 £550
King George V: 2s. Booklets: 1916 (May) 2s. booklet edition 45, all panes with upright watermark, mixed perfs., minor cover creasing otherwise fine. S.G. BB8, cat. £2,000. Photo.
1511 £220
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1966 Christmas (ordinary) set in vertical pairs on plain f.d.c., one 1s.6d. has variety gold (Queen's) head omitted, also green Special Delivery label, fine. B.P.A. certificate (2017). Photo.
205 £720
Postal History and Covers: 1840 (Jan. 10) stampless Metropolitan Life Assurance Society questionnaire, used on the first day of the Uniform Penny Post with ''Chief Office/1d. PAID'' handstamp in red, the cover turned and reused on the second day of issue (Jan. 11) to the Metropolitan Life Assurance Office, with straight-line ''Tower. St'' in red and handstruck ''2'' in black, an unusual and highly important U.P.P. item with fine strikes. Photo.
484 £620
1840 1d. black plate 6 OE, fine used with close to very large margins, tied to 1841 (Feb. 9) entire from Jersey to Hawick by a black Maltese Cross, with Jersey dispatch c.d.s. on flap, a very rare usage from Jersey and a very early use of the black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
822 £150
Surface Printed: 1887-92 Jubilee 1/2d. to 1s. green and carmine mint and to £1 used, mixed condition. (3)
1216 £520
King George V: 2s. Booklets: 1916 (July) 2s. booklet edition 50, 1d. panes with upright watermarks, 1/2d. panes inverted, mixed perfs., fine and fresh. S.G. BB9, cat. £1,500. Photo.
1512 £110
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1966 Christmas (ordinary) 3d. and 1s.6d. (3), on plain f.d.c., one 1s6d. has variety gold (Queen's) head omitted, fine. B.P.A. certificate (2017). Photo.
206 £80
Postal History and Covers: 1840 (May 5) stampless entire used from Aberdeen to Glasgow, with handstruck ''1'' and strike of square framed ''PAID at/ABERDEEN'' both in red, with May 6 transit c.d.s. alongside, vertical filing fold. Photo.
486 | £350
1d. black plate 7 BC-BD used pair, CD on 1841 (Mar. 7) on cover from Magherafelt to Ballymoney, JD on 1841 (March 23) cover from Magherafelt to Ballymoney, fair to fine. Ex Harding.
823 £920
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 1/2d. to 1s. and 1900 1/2d. and 1s. set mainly fine and fresh unmounted mint with a few additional mint shades (mostly mounted) incl. 5d. die I, also £1 green AC, unused (re-gummed). Photo.
1217 £480
King George V: 2s. Booklets: 1916 (July) 2s. booklet edition 54, one 1/2d. pane with upright watermark, the others inverted, mixed perfs., fine and fresh. S.G. BB9, cat. £1,500. Photo.
1514 £120
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1969 Cathedrals set used on plain f.d.c. with ''FIELD POST OFFICE/464'' c.d.s's. addressed to Lingfield and readdressed to East Horsley, the 9d. with variety black (face value) omitted, slightly toned. B.P.A. certificate (2017). Photo.
207 £160
Postal History and Covers: 1840 (May 6) stampless entire used from Saltcoats to Kilmarnock, prepaid in cash on the first day of issue of the 1d. black, with manuscript ''1'' in red and good strike of square framed ''SALTCOATS/MY 6/1840'', fine and scarce. Photo.
487 £110
1840 1d. greyish black plate 7 MD (constant variety), good to large margins, fine used, tied to 1841 (Apr. 22) wrapper to Portsmouth by black Maltese Cross, ''Strand. B'' handstamp alongside, light diagonal creases at left of cover. S.G. Spec. AS45d. Photo.
824 £650
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 1/2d. to 1s. and 1900 1/2d. and 1s. set and £1 green NB, mint, mainly good to fine. Photo.
1218 £260
King George V: 2s. Booklets: 1917 (Sept.) 2s. booklet edition 70, 1/2d. panes with upright watermark, 1d. panes inverted, mixed perfs., minor cover imperfections otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. BB10, cat. £1,350. Photo.
1516 £85
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1969 Investiture set on illustrated first day cover, the 5d. se-tenant strip has variety red printing misplaced downwards, address label detached, otherwise fine. B.P.A. certificate (2017). Photo.
208 £80
Postal History and Covers: 1840 (May 6) small stampless entire used from Galashiels to Melrose, prepaid in cash on the first day of issue of the 1d. black, with handstruck ''1'' in red and light strike of square framed ''GALASHIELS/MY 6/1840'', central filing fold, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
489 £80
1840 1d. black plate 8 GK, four close to small margins, used with black Maltese Cross on 1841 (Mar. 13) entire from St Neots to Cambridge, fine. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
825 £260
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 1/2d. to 1s. mint collection comprising 1/2d. vermilion (2), green, 11/2d. (2) one displaying 'horns' variety, 2d., 21/2d., 3d., 4d., 41/2d., 5d. die I and II, 6d., 9d., 10d. (3, incl. dull purple and deep dull carmine shade with good colour), 1s. green, 1s. green and carmine, mainly fine. (19) Photo.
1219 £480
King George V: 2s. Booklets: 1917 (Sept.) 2s. booklet edition 74, 1/2d. panes with upright watermark, 1d. panes inverted, mixed perfs., fine and fresh. S.G. BB10, cat. £1,350. Photo.
1517 £600
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1970 Anniversaries 5d. used on plain f.d.c., with variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine and rare. B.P.A. certificate (2017). S.G. 819a. Photo.
209 £300
Postal History and Covers: 1840 (May 6) stampless entire used from Ipswich to Saxmundham, prepaid in cash on the first day of issue of the 1d. black, with handstruck ''PAID/1'' in red and ''IPSWICH/MY 6/1840'' c.d.s. in black on flap, horizontal filing fold, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
490 | £280
1d. black plate 8 HD on 1841 (Feb. 5) cover, IH, RG state 2, TH on 1840 (Oct. 16) cover, also 1d. red-brown BJ on 1841 (Oct. 20), HF, ID on 1841 May 23) cover, QA, SL, fair to fine. Ex Harding.
826 £290
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee', a mint selection to 10d. (3), 1s. green and 1s. green and carmine (2), incl. multiples, 2d. green and scarlet (with R.P.S. certificate, 1981), 5d. die I, etc., mixed condition. (58)
1220 £140
King George V: 2s. Booklets: 1929 P.U.C. 2s. booklet edition 107, all panes watermark upright, mixed perfs., 11/2d. pane with minor gum crease, otherwise fine. S.G. BB13, cat. £500. Photo.
1518 £300
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1970 Literary Anniversaries set used on illustrated f.d.c. from London, the 5d. 'Oliver' with variety light greenish blue (value) omitted, contained in a se-tenant block of four, fine. B.P.A. certificate (2017). Photo.
210 £190
Postal History and Covers: 1840 (May 6) stampless entire used from Leeds to Edinburgh, prepaid in cash on the first day of issue of the 1d. black, with handstruck '1d.' in red and oval ''PAID/AT/LEEDS'', central filing fold, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo. Ex Harding.
491 | £210
1d. black plate 9 AE, ED, KG, LI, QA used, fair to good.
830 £60
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 1/2d. vermilion to 1s. green set less 41/2d. (5d. is die I) handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, 3d. creased, otherwise mainly good to fine with part to large part original gum. S.G. between 197s-211s, cat. £775.
1221 £150
King George V: 2s. Booklets: 1929 P.U.C. 2s. booklet edition 103, all panes watermark inverted, mixed perfs, fine and fresh. S.G. BB13, cat. £500. Photo.
1519 £190
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1971 Literary Anniversaries set on plain f.d.c. window envelope from Slough, the 5p. with variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine. B.P.A. certificate (2017). Photo.
211 | £2900
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: A collection of mainly covers and cards on leaves, incl. Blandford, Lyme 1778 cover with ''LYME'' on reverse, Shaftesbury 1842 (Mar. 7) entire, franked by 1840 2d. blue plate 2 EJ, Sherborne, Swanage, Woodyates 1840 cover franked by 1840 1d. black plate 1b QI, range of Penny Posts, etc. (161 items) Ex Harding.
493 | £350
1d. black plate 10 GG with matched 1d. red-brown (cut into at right), HB used on 1841 (April 5) cover from Belfast to Ballymoney, RH (''P'' converted to ''R'') used on 1841 (April 10) cover from Liverpool to Ballymoney, also 1d. red-brown QI used on 1841 (Aug. 13), fair to fine. Ex Harding.
834 £580
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 3d., 4d., 41/2d., 5d. die II, 6d., 9d., 10s. and 1s. green and carmine, in mint blocks blocks of four, lower pairs are unmounted, mainly fine and fresh. Photo.
1223 £140
King George V: 2s. Booklets: 1929 P.U.C. 2s. booklet edition 106, all panes watermark inverted, mixed perfs, small front cover stain otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. BB13, cat. £500. Photo.
1520 £150
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1971 Anniversaries set used on illustrated f.d.c., the 9p. variety olive-brown omitted, fine. EC GBR1778a, one f.d.c. known. Photo.
212 | £150
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Blandford: 1789-1850 a collection of covers on leaves, incl. Receiving Houses, Penny Post, 1850 cover to Sturminster, franked by 1841 1d. plate 125 GJ, tied by ''87'' barred oval in blue, etc. (30 items). Ex Harding.
494 £160
1840 1d. black plate 10 HJ with close to large margins, neatly cancelled by red Maltese Cross, fine S.G. Spec. AS66h. Photo.
844 £90
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 4d. green and deep chocolate brown, very fine unmounted mint block of four from the lower left corner of the pane (pane F). Photostat of R.P.S. certificate for a pane (2011). S.G. Spec. K33(3). Photo.
1224 £80
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee: Booklets: 1935 2s. booklet edition number 302, also K.E.VIII 1936 3s. booklets (2), some panes with inverted watermarks, mixed perfs., fine. S.G. BB16, BC3, cat. £330.
1522 £95
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1971 Christmas set used on illustrated f.d.c., the 71/2p. with variety emerald omitted, just affected by removal of address label, otherwise fine. EC GB1792MCc 50 mint known. B.P.A. certificate (2017). Photo.
213 £240
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Blandford: 1840 (June 2) cover to Dorchester, franked by 1840 1d. black plate 2 JK, tied by red Maltese Cross, bearing unframed circular ''BLANDFORD'' datestamp on the reverse. Photo. Ex Harding.
495 £550
1840 1d. black plate 10 JL with good to large margins all round, used 1841 (Mar. 11) on neat envelope to Halifax and tied by a fine complete strike of the distinctive Leeds Special Maltese Cross, clear despatch datestamp on reverse, the stamp has been lifted and replaced but an exceptionally early example of this rare cross. Mike Jackson certificate (2018). S.G. Spec. AS66ua, cat. £10,000. Photo.
845 £900
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 41/2d. colour trial in mauve and blue-green, perf. 14 vertically and imperf. horizontally, a rare corner marginal example on gummed watermarked paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 13, reverse with a few tone spots not detracting from the appearance, very fine. S.G. 206 var. Photo.
1225 £180
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee: Booklets: 1935 (July) 2s. photogravure booklet edition 338, one 11/2d. and 1/2d. panes of six with inverted wmk., others upright, mixed perfs., fine and fresh. S.G. BB17, cat. £600. Photo.
1523 £400
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1972 Anniversaries set used on illustrated f.d.c., the 9p. with variety brown (facial features) omitted, minor perf. toning, otherwise fine and very rare. B.P.A. certificate (2017). EC GBR1806MCb, one used known, cat. £1,500. Photo.
214 £170
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Bridport: 1840 (Sept.19) entire from Bridport to Dorchester, franked by 1840 1d. black CI plate 2, full margins, tied by red Maltese Cross. Ex Harding. Photo.
497 £450
1d. black plate 11 BB, close to good margins, used with black Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS73. Photo.
846 £230
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 41/2d. green and carmine, two unmounted mint panes of twenty, one mounted in selvedge, one showing [R. 1/1] 'break in top of N.E. value', fine. S.G. Spec K34, cat. £838+. Ex Chartwell. Photo.
1228 £110
King George V: Booklets: 1929 P.U.C. 3s. booklet edition 168, all panes with watermarks upright, mixed perfs., fine. S.G. BB25, cat. £450. Photo.
1524 £950
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1972 B.B.C. set with the 71/2p. variety brownish-slate (Queen's head) omitted, fine used on London first day cover with the other values of the set, rare. B.P.A. certificate (2017). S.G. 911a, EC GB1822MCa, six f.d.c.'s known (no mint are known), cat. £3,750. Photo.
215 £250
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Bridport: 1841 (Feb. 23) 2d. Mulready letter sheet a92, used from Blandford to London, cancelled by black Maltese Cross, boxed ''No. 1'' with Blandford datestamp on reverse, a few imperfections, ink writing showing through. Ex Harding Photo.
498 £290
1840 1d. greyish black plate 11 CJ, three small to good margins, used with neat black Maltese Cross, one or two tiny tone spots, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS72. Photo.
847 £150
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 41/2d. green and carmine, complete pane of 20 (4 x 5) being pane G but apparently a substituted pane from the left half of the sheet showing duty plate flaws on [R. 3/2] and [R. 4/1] which do not coincide with the 'normal' G panes and suggest that a separate G pane was made and substituted. Creases and four stamps with hinge reinforcement of perfs., otherwise fresh unmounted mint. See GB Journal volume 13 page 21. S.G. 206. Photo.
1229 £90
King George V: Booklets: 1929 P.U.C. 3s. booklet edition 168, all panes with watermarks upright, mixed perfs., fine. S.G. BB25, cat. £450. Photo.
1525 £150
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1973 Explorers set used on illustrated f.d.c., with 3p se-tenant pair variety gold omitted, fine. S.G. 923ab, EC GB1846MCa, two known. Photo.
216 £110
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Corfe Castle: 1841 (July 12) cover to Dorchester, bearing 1840 1d. black plate 7 OC, tied by black Maltese Cross, bearing straight line ''CORFE CASTLE'' in red (Willcock 164 unpriced) on the reverse. Photo. Ex Harding.
500 £900
1d. black plate 11 ME, close to good margins, used with black Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS73. Photo. Ex Harding.
848 £180
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 41/2d. green and carmine, unmounted mint pane of twenty, fine. S.G. Spec K34, cat. £340. Ex Steinberg. Photo.
1230 £90
King George V: 3s. Booklets: 1929 P.U.C. 3s. booklet edition 168, all panes with upright watermark, mixed perfs., fine and fresh. S.G. BB25, cat. £450. Photo.
1526 £160
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1973 Explorers set used on illustrated f.d.c., with 9p. variety gold omitted, fine. EC GB1854MCa, two known. Photo.
217 | £210
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Dorchester: 1760-1846 a collection of mainly covers on leaves, incl. 1760 entire to Chippenham, bearing on reverse a good two line ''DOR/CHESTER'', Penny Posts, Receiving House marks, etc. (36 items) Ex Harding.
501 £800
1840 1d. greyish black plate 11 RC, clear to very large margins, used with black Maltese Cross, fine. R.P.S. (1992) and Karl-Albert Louis (2009) certificates. S.G. Spec. AS72. Photo.
849 £230
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 41/2d. green and bright carmine (F) in a complete pane of twenty unmounted mint (folded through perfs. between columns two and three), creasing in right margin otherwise fine, listed in the Hendon Stamp Co. specialised catalogue (2007), retail price £1,300 as singles. Hendon certificate (2017). S.G. Spec. K34 var. Photo.
1231 £120
King George V: 3s. Booklets: 1929 P.U.C. 3s. booklet edition 172, all panes with upright watermark, mostly with good perfs., small back cover fault otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. BB25, cat. £450. Photo.
1527 £100
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1975 Sailing set used on illustrated f.d.c., the 8p. variety black omitted, fine. R.P.S. certificate (1975). EC GB1962MCa, around 200 mint and five first day covers known. Photo.
218 £2200
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Dorchester: 1840 (Jan. 4) entire to Isle of Wight, bearing a fine strike of the rare handstruck ''4'' of Dorchester (Willcocks 261), also boxed ''No.2'' of Upcerne. Photo. Ex Harding.
502 £160
1d. black plate 11 SF, very three close to small margins, used with black Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS73. Photo.
850 £450
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 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 cut to stamp size and mounted on piece from De La Rue Striking Book, endorsed ''Jan 2/18 Leads'', very fine. Unique. See S.G. Spec. volume 1, page 254, cat. £4,000. Ex Young. Photo.
1232 £160
King George V: 3s. Booklets: 1935 (July) photogravure 3s. booklet edition number 319, 1/2d. and 1d. panes with upright watermark, 11/2d. panes inverted, one 11/2d. pane trimmed, the others with mainly good perfs., fine and fresh. S.G. BB29, cat. £550. Photo.
1528 £1500
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet variety brown-ochre (15p. background, etc.) omitted, fine used on illustrated f.d.c., very rare. B.P.A. certificate (2017). S.G. MS1099b, EC GBR2198MCa, six mint known. Photo.
219 £120
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Dorchester: 1842 (Oct. 4) entire to London, franked by 1841 1d. red-brown plate 22 HC (just touched at right), tied by unframed circular ''DORCHESTER'' datestamp, has boxed ''No.6'' of Cattistock. Photo. Ex Harding.
503 £1600
1840 2d. blue plate 1 CC, unused, clear to good margins, fine. S.G. 5, Spec. DS5, cat. £35,000. Photo.
851 £130
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 6d. die proof in accepted design in black on glazed card, cut to stamp size, very fine. See S.G. Spec. K37. Ex. Young. Photo.
1233 £150
King George V: Booklets: 1931 (Aug.) 5s. booklet, edition no. 1, with two 1/2d. and three 1d. stamps and the 11/2d. label pane missing, otherwise fine, scarce. S.G. BB33. Photo.
1529 £200
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine used on illustrated f.d.c. B.P.A. certificate (2017). S.G. MS1099c, EC GBR2198MCb, four f.d.c's known, cat. £575. Photo.
221 | £480
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Poole: 1693-1925 a collection of mainly covers, incl. 1693 entire to London bearing manuscript ''3'' rate mark, bearing ''AP/10'' Bishopmark on the reverse, 1787 cover to Belgium, bearing ''108 POOL.D'', 1840 (Nov. 13) 1d. Mulready letter sheet A18 to London, 1882 cover to India, franked by 1880-81 5d., etc. (44 items) Ex Harding.
504 | £320
1840 2d. blue plate 1 CK, LA also SA used on 1840 (Dec. 7) on cover from Manchester to Halifax, plate 2 DF, poor to good. Ex Harding.
855 £300
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' £1 green CC-DC pair used with ''LLANELLY/JL 15/97'' c.d.s's, a few separated perfs. otherwise fine, good colour. R.P.S. certificate (2010). S.G. 212, cat. £1,600. Photo.
1234 | £230
King George V: Booklet Panes: A selection with Downey Head panes incl. die 1B wmk. Crown 1/2d. (2) and 1d. (2) in incomplete 1911 2s. booklet, die 1B wmk. Royal Cypher 1/2d. and 1d. (2), also part panes, booklet covers and interleaves, 1934-36 photogravure cylinder panes with 1/2d. (5), 1d., 11/2d. (2) and 11/2d. label panes (3), also a few incomplete booklets, quantity of booklet covers (with K.E.VIII and K.G.VI), some with interleaves, 1936 K.E.VIII 3s. booklet edition 320 complete, etc., mixed condition.
1530 £210
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet variety pale greenish yellow and phosphor omitted, fine used on illustrated f.d.c. B.P.A. certificate (2017). S.G. MS1099h, EC GBR2198MCj. Photo.
222 £400
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Poole: 1841 (Sept. 16) large part cover to Nottingham, franked by 1840 1d. black BI-BJ plate 7 pair, small to large margins, tied by red Maltese Crosses, Poole datestamp below. Photo. Ex Harding.
505 £260
1840 2d. blue plate 1 EC and plate 2 DB, both with four margins, the first with red Maltese Cross and the latter with black Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. DS5, DS8. Photo.
856 £90
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' £1 green HA, c.d.s. used, toned perf. at base and small stain on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. 212, cat. £800. Photo.
1235 £620
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. booklet panes of four with two printed labels, watermark upright, five unmounted examples with ''Cable Via Imperial... Airmails'', ''Telephone Service...'', ''Wrights Coal Tar Soap'', ''Shavvallo'' and ''Corot Models...'', slightly mixed perfs., mainly fine. S.G. Spec. NB15. Photo.
1531 £350
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet variety rosine omitted, fine used on illustrated f.d.c.. B.P.A. certificate (2017). S.G. MS1099h, EC GBR2198MCf, one f.d.c. known, cat. £1,350. Photo.
223 £210
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Sherborne: 1777 (June 28) entire to Wells, bearing red manuscript ''Pd 3'', bearing a fine strike of the scarce circular ''SHERBORNE/Post/Office'' (Willcocks J) on the reverse. Photo. Ex Harding.
506 £170
1840 2d. pale blue plate 1 FA, ample to large margins, fine used with red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. DS6. Photo.
857 £280
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' £1 green HD-ID pair used, minor wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. 212. Photo.
1236 £220
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1929 P.U.C. 1d. scarlet booklet pane of six, one stamp showing broken ''O'' in ''POSTAL'', fine mint slightly mixed perfs. S.G. Spec. NComB2b, cat. £625. Photo.
1532 £750
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1980 Exhibition miniature sheet used on illustrated f.d.c., variety imperforate, fine, rare. B.P.A. certificate (2017). S.G. MS1119a, EC GBR2238a. Photo.
224 £150
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Sherborne: 1841 (June 17) entire (inside being printed auction notice) to Shaftesbury, franked by 1840 1d. black plate 9 EH, (full margins has small corner crease) tied by black Maltese Cross, with Sherborne c.d.s. alongside. Photo. Ex Harding.
507 £260
1840 2d. blue plate 1 HH, four close to good margins, used with red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Oct. ?) entire from London to Guisborough, fine. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
862 | £750
Officials: A mainly used collection on leaves, incl. Inland Revenue 1s. dull green fine used block of four and single, Army with a range of military camp cancellations, 1902-03 to 6d. used, 21/2d. mint block of six, Office of Works used with 1896-1902 1/2d. vermilion, 1/2d. green (2), 1d. lilac, 1902-03 to 2d. (2), 21/2d., Government Parcels 1883-86 9d. dull green, used, Board of Education 21/2d. used, Royal Household 1902 1/2d. and 1d., Admiralty to 3d., used, mainly good to fine, not all overprints guaranteed. (82)
1238 £90
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1929 P.U.C. 11/2d. purple-brown advert pane ''TELEPHONE SERVICE'' with watermark inverted, fine mint with good perfs. S.G. Spec. NComB4a(5), cat. £375.
1534 £190
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1980 London Landmarks set used on illustrated f.d.c., the 171/2p. with variety silver (Queen's head) omitted, fine. B.P.A. certificate (2017). S.G. 1124a, ECEC GBR2248MCa. Photo.
225 £260
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Maritime Mail: Bridport: 1815 (May 20) entire from India to London, bearing manuscript ''1/4'' deleted and ''1/6'' added, also very rare two line ''BRIDPORT/SHIP LRE'' (Rob. S1 in red). Very few known and all are poor impressions. Photo. Ex Harding.
508 £420
1840 2d. blue plate 1 JB, PE, PH, and RK, each with four margins and cancelled by Maltese Cross, mainly fine. S.G. Spec. DS6A. Photo.
863 £550
Officials: A used Q.V. selection, incl. Inland Revenue 5s. rose, £1 green, Office of Works 1896-1902 10d. with Brandon certificate (2005), etc., not all guaranteed, slightly mixed condition. (36)
1239 | £230
King Edward VIII: A selection, incl. 11/2d. booklet panes of six stamps and two labels unmounted mint (9 different with ''Saving is Simple'' and ''Everitts''), mainly fine. (17 items)
1536 | £1000
First Day Covers: Regionals: A collection in two albums, incl. 1958 (Aug. 18) 3d. set of six on separate illustrated covers, 1963 (Jan. 29) Scotland set on cachet cover, 1963 (July 16) I.O.M. 3d. on illustrated cover, etc. (159 items)
226 £520
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Maritime Mail: Lyme Regis: 1796 (June 29) cover from Barbados to London, bearing a fair strike of the rare two line ''LYME/SHIP LETTER'' (Rob. S1). Photo. Ex Harding.
510 £170
1840 2d. blue plate 1 KK, four margins, GI, three margins, and plate 2 JD, three margins, mixed condition. Photo.
864 £500
Officials: A used K.E.VII selection, incl. Inland Revenue values to 5s., etc., not all guaranteed, slightly mixed condition. (32)
1240 | £150
King Edward VIII: A mainly mint collection on leaves, incl. 11/2d. vertical strip of three with ''A/36'' cylinder ''2'' no dot, one showing hair flaw, booklet panes, 2s. booklets edition numbers 358 and 366, cylinder blocks, etc. (214)
1537 £150
First Day Covers: Regionals: Northern Ireland: 1984 (Oct. 23) 13p., 17p., 22p. and 31p. used on illustrated f.d.c., the 13p. with missing phosphor, rare. Photo.
227 £600
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Maritime Mail: Lyme Regis: 1812 (Dec. 28) entire from Guernsey to London, bearing manuscript ''2/2'' rate mark, an a good strike of the very rare double oval ''Ship Letter/Crown/LYME'' (Rob. S2), very few recorded. Photo. Ex Harding.
511 £180
1840 2d. blue plate 1 NE, small to good margins, cancelled by black Maltese Crosses, fine. S.G. Spec. DS6. Photo.
865 | £350
Officials: A collection on leaves, incl. Army 1896 1/2d. vermilion and 1d. ''OFFICIAI'' mint and used, 6d. mint (2, one overprinted ''SPECIMEN''), 1902-03 6d. mint (2, one with R.P.S. certificate, 1989), 6d. used, Admiralty 1903 11/2d. used, 2d. used (2, one with R.P.S. certificate, 2013), 21/2d. mint, 21/2d. used (B.P.A. certificate, 1980), 3d. used (R.P.S. certificate, 2001), 1903-04 1/2d. very deep blue green unmounted mint (copy of Hendon certificate, 2006, for a block of four), etc., not all overprints guaranteed, mixed condition. (35)
1250 | £750
King George VI: A collection in an album, incl. 1937-47 1/2d. green overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33, 1/2d. to 21/2d. with watermarks sideways and inverted, booklet panes with 21/2d. panes of six (5), 1939-48 set with extra 10s. dark blue mint, etc. (539)
1538 £150
First Day Covers: Postage Dues: 1956 Postage Due 1d. used first day of issue on pre-paid 21/2d. stationery envelope, tied with Kingston upon Thames c.d.s. and with ''Posted without late fee 1d to pay.'' boxed cachet. Fine and rare. S.G. D47. Photo.
228 £350
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Maritime Mail: Lyme Regis: 1817 (Mar. 22) entire from Madeira to London, bearing manuscript ''1/6'' rate mark, and rare step-type ''LYME/SHIP LETTER'' (Rob. S3). Photo. Ex Harding.
512 £300
1840 2d. blue plate 2 LC-LE strip of three, the left stamp with four clear to good margins, otherwise cut into, used with red Maltese Crosses, fine. S.G. Spec. DS8f. Photo.
866 | £300
Officials: A selection on leaves, incl. Inland Revenue with 1902-04 1d. used on covers (5), Army Officials, Government Parcels, some forgeries, etc., mixed condition. (88) Ex Harding.
1251 | £230
King George VI: An unmounted mint collection on leaves, incl. Waterlow K.G.V Head essays imperf. in violet and perf. in red-brown and green, 1937-47 to 1s. (2), 11/2d. booklet panes with four stamps and two labels (2), 1939-48 High Values set with both 10s., 1951 Festival set, etc., mainly fine. (93)
1539 £170
First Day Covers: Postage Dues: 1970 (June 17) Postage Due 10p., 20p., 50p. and £1 on illustrated first day cover with London c.d.s., fine. S.G. D84, 86-88. Photo.
229 £600
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Maritime Mail: Lyme Regis: 1836 (Jan. 28) entire from Canton to London, bearing manuscript ''3/-'' rate mark, with rare step-type ''SHIP LETTER/LYME'' (Rob. S4 in red) on reverse. Photo. Ex Harding.
513 £230
1840 2d. blue plate 2 MJ, small margins, used with red Maltese Cross but with crease and repair, and IK, small margins, used with black Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
867 | £300
Officials: A mint and used selection, Q.V. to K.E.VII, incl. Admiralty, Army, Government Parcels, Inland Revenue, etc., mixed condition, not all guaranteed. (84)
1258 £1900
King George VI: 1937-47 4d. grey-green variety imperf. in a horizontal pair with sheet margin at left, a couple of gum wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 468a, Spec. Q19a, cat. £9,000. Photo.
1540 £270
First Day Covers: Postage Dues: 1982 (June 9) Postage Due 1p. to £5 set on illustrated first day cover with Stratford-upon-Avon special handstamp, set to 25p. in gutter pairs and set to 25p. on first day covers. Photo.
230 | £900
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Maritime Mail: Poole: 1792-1876 collection of covers on leaves, incl. 1792 cover from Antigua, bearing two line ''POOL/SHIP LRE'' (Rob. S1), 1836 entire from Tasmania to London, bearing on reverse boxed ''INDIA LETTER/POOLE'' (Rob. In1 in red), also a similar strike in black on 1837 cover from Madras to London, etc. (14 items) Ex Harding.
514 £150
1840 2d. blue plate 2 TB, small even margins, used with complete strike of black Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
875 £130
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 watermark anchor on blued paper 10s. ultramarine 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.
1259 £70
King George VI: 1937-47 7d. marginal block of eight, unmounted mint, the right four stamps showing doctor blade flaw, toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 471 var. Photo.
1541 | £700
First Day Covers: A K.G.VI to Q.E.II accumulation of mainly illustrated first day covers in nineteen albums and loose, with a range of special handstamps and c.d.s's on mainly decimal issues, also a quantity of signed Army commemorative covers. (100s)
231 £500
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Maritime Mail: Poole: 1850 (June 11) entire from 'Greenspond' Newfoundland to Christchurch, bearing manuscript ''8'' rate mark, and a rare two line ''POOLE/SHIP LETTER'' (Rob. S8 in blue). Photo. Ex Harding.
515 £1000
1840 Rainbow Colour Trials: Second trial plate, state 3 single in deep blue on white wove paper, dipped in prussiate of potash, imperf., diagonal crease, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DP20(3)a, cat. £4,500. Ex Chartwell. Photo.
877 £1500
Officials: Office of Works: 1902-03 10d. dull purple and carmine, fine used with Parliament Street c.d.s. Richter certificate (1995). S.G. O40, cat. £7,000. Photo.
1262 £1900
King George VI: 1941-42 1/2d. pale green in a mint tête-bêche horizontal pair, folded through perfs. and a couple of gum wrinkles, otherwise fine with large part original gum, very rare. B.P.A. certificate (1994). S.G. 485a, Spec. Q2a. Photo.
1542 | £160
A collection of first day covers in eleven albums, from 1969 to 2010, incl. 1969 British Cathedrals with three York Minster official covers, later mainly P.O. bureau covers. (100s)
233 £250
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Maritime Mail: Swanage: 1828 (May 3) entire from Trinidad to London, bearing manuscript ''1/7'' deleted and ''1/6'' added, on reverse has a good strike of the rare step-type ''SHIP LETTER/SWANAGE'' (Rob. S2) across flap. Photo. Ex Harding.
516 | £350
1841 1d., a used accumulation, incl. much cancellation interest, shades, etc., mixed margins and condition. (many 100s)
878 £320
Officials: Army: 1896–1901 1/2d. to 6d. set in mint blocks of four, mint, lower pairs unmounted, one 1/2d., blue-green has corner fault, otherwise mainly fine. S.G. O41-O45.
1263 £1500
King George VI: 1941-42 21/2d. light ultramarine in a mint tête-bêche horizontal pair, folded through perfs. and slight surface imperfection, otherwise fine with large part original gum, very rare. S.G. 489b, Spec. Q14c. Photo.
1543 | £260
First Day Covers: A K.G.VI to Q.E.II collection in a cover album, incl. 1948 Silver Wedding set on plain cover, 1955 Waterlow 2s.6d. to £1 used on two plain covers, 1959 phosphor-graphite set on two cachet covers, etc. (75 items)
234 £290
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Maritime Mail: Swanage: 1839 (May 10) cover from Canton to London, bearing manuscript ''1/5'' rate mark, on reverse has scarce boxed ''SWANAGE/SHIP LETTER'' (Rob. S5 only recorded in 1839 in red), partly overstruck by London receiving mark. Photo. Ex Harding.
518 | £600
1841 1d. red, plates 12 to 174 complete used (less plate 155), each with four margins, incl. plate 19 used with blue Maltese Cross, etc., slightly mixed condition. (174)
879 £250
Officials: Army: 1902–03 6d. pale dull purple with type O6 overprint, used on piece. P.T.S. certificate (2012) states ''colour is faded''. S.G. O52, cat. £1,600. Photo.
1265 | £550
First Day Covers: Definitives: King George VI selection of first day covers incl. 1937-47 1/2d. to 1s. set used on plain first day covers, etc., varied condition. (44 items)
1544 | £160
First Day Covers: A duplicated selection with a few K.G.VI incl. 1937 Coronation on West Coast Air Services covers (2), 1940 Centenary set with Stamp Centenary London handstamp, Q.E.II pre-decimal commemoratives incl. 1964 Geographical phosphor set alongside Wilding 1/2d., 21/2d. se-tenant pane with Stratford-upon-Avon c.d.s., 1964 Botanical phosphor set with Kew Gardens c.d.s., 1965 Churchill, Lister and Commonwealth Arts each with ordinary and phosphor sets on one cover, selection of 1970s decimals incl. 1972 Churches with Earls Barton handstamp (3), etc. (55)
235 £190
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Maritime Mail: Swanage: 1839 (May 11) entire from Canton to London, bearing manuscript ''4/6'' rate mark, on reverse has scarce boxed ''SWANAGE/SHIP LETTER'' (Rob. S5 only recorded in 1839 in red), partly overstruck by London receiving mark. Photo. Ex Harding.
519 | £1200
1841 1d. red-brown a collection of cancellations on leaves, incl. dated Town datestamps, numbers in Cross, Distinctive Crosses with Greenock (2), Kilmarnock, Montrose (2), Norwich, etc., very mixed condition. (80) Ex Harding.
880 £230
Officials: Board of Education: 1902-04 21/2d. ultramarine, mint with large part original gum, ironed out horizontal crease and small thin at top, fine appearance, rare. R.P.S. certificate (2018). S.G. O85, cat. £4,850. Photo.
1266 £450
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1939-48 2s.6d. brown used on registered first day cover with neat ''WATFORD/4 SP/39'' c.d.s., a few minor tone spots, otherwise fine and very scarce. S.G. 476, cat. £1,800. Photo.
1545 | £80
First Day Covers: An accumulation of mainly single stamp large Benham silk f.d.c's, late 1990s to early 2000s, with commemoratives, regionals, Machins to £5, a few other covers, etc. (few 100s)
236 | £1800
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Maritime Mail: Weymouth: 1763-1906 a collection of covers and cards on leaves, incl. 1827 entire from Singapore to London, bearing on reverse ''SHIP LETTER/WEYMOUTH'' (Rob. S6), 1827 entire from Capetown to London, bearing on reverse ''INDIA LETTER/WEYMOUTH'' (Rob. IN2), 1838 entires (3) from Valparaiso, Malacca and Canton, with ''SHIP LETTER/WEYMOUTH'' in red (Rob. S5), etc. (36 items) Ex Harding.
520 | £1200
1841 1d. red-brown, a collection on leaves, mostly plated, incl. plate 84 IC and IA (cut into) used on 1849 cover, tied by ''784'' barred oval of Tenby in blue, plate 113 HI used on 1851 cover, tied by ''448'' barred oval of Leek in blue, plate 125 EK-FL used block of four on lavender tinted paper, etc., mixed condition. (85) Ex Harding.
881 £100
Officials: Admiralty: 1903 1/2d., 2d. and 21/2d., with gum, mixed condition, not guaranteed. S.G. O103-05. (3)
1267 £650
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1939-48 2s.6d. yellow-green used on registered first day cover to U.S.A., with ''THOMAS STREET/MANCHESTER/9 MR/42'' c.d.s. cancellations, censor label at left, scarce. S.G. 476a. Photo.
1546 | £190
First Day Covers: 1946 Victory, forty seven illustrated f.d.c's to the same address, four larger sized and bearing pairs of the issue. (47)
237 £380
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Maritime Mail: Weymouth: 1786 (July 13) entire from South Carolina to Ramsgate, bearing manuscript ''6'' erased and ''9'' added, and a good strike of the two line ''WEYMOUTH/SHIP LRE'' (Rob. S1), rare. Photo. Ex Harding.
521 | £600
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 to 152, a plated collection on leaves, incl. plates 13 QH used on 1841 (July 2) cover, plate 14 PH used on 1842 (May 17) cover, plate 18 FD used on 1842 (June 23) cover, plate 37 IH used on 1843 (Oct. 6) cover tied by black Maltese Cross, double letters, re-entries, lavender tinted papers, etc., mixed condition. (89) Ex Harding.
882 £80
Officials: Admiralty: 1903 11/2d. dull purple and green, mint, slightly bent corner perf., otherwise fine. B.P.A. certificate (2004). S.G. O103, cat. £325. Photo.
1268 £320
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1939-48 5s. red, used on plain first day envelope used locally in Liverpool, £1 brown used on registered first day cover from Gerrards Cross to Egypt, fine. S.G. 477, 478c. Photo.
1548 | £750
Postage Dues: A collection on leaves, incl. 1914-22 to 1s. (2) unmounted mint, 1924-31 to 2s.6d. unmounted mint, 1936-37 to 2s.6d. unmounted mint, 1937-38 to 2s.6d. unmounted mint, etc., slightly mixed condition. (149)
238 £150
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Maritime Mail: Weymouth: 1807 (Dec. 13) to London, bearing manuscript ''1/1'' rate mark, double lined oval ''Ship Lre/(crown)/WEYMOUTH'' (Rob. S2), scarce. Photo. Ex Harding.
522 | £980
1841 1d. red-brown, a mainly used collection on leaves, incl. shades, varieties, cancellations with numbers in Cross ''1'' to ''12'', two complete reconstructions, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
883 £100
Officials: Admiralty: 1903 2d. yellowish green and carmine-red, mint, tiny crease, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (2000). S.G. O104, cat. £350. Photo.
1269 £1550
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1939-48 10s. dark blue used on first day cover with neat ''SUTTON COLDFIELD/BIRMINGHAM/30 OC/39'' c.d.s., fine and very scarce. R.P.S. certificate (1978). S.G. 478, cat. £3,250. Photo.
1549 | £210
Postage Dues: A collection of mint and used Q.E.II postage dues written up in an album, incl. 1951-52 to 1s. (2) unmounted mint, 1959-63 and 1970-75 to £1 unmounted mint, flaws, watermark varieties, multiples, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
240 £720
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Maritime Mail: Weymouth: 1825 (Jan. 15) entire from Guernsey to London, bearing manuscript ''1/1'', bearing a fine strike of the rare straight line ''FROM GUERNSEY'' on the reverse, slightly overstruck by faint red receiving mark. Photo. Ex Harding.
524 | £300
1841 1d. red-brown a used collection in a stockbook, incl. shade, cancellations, multiples with pairs (18), strips of three (3), strips of four (2), blocks of four and five, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
884 £160
Officials: Admiralty: 1903 3d. dull purple on orange-yellow, mint, light vertical crease, otherwise fine. Brandon certificate (2008). S.G. O106, cat. £425. Photo.
1270 £1400
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1939-48 10s. ultramarine used on registered airmail first day cover to U.S.A. with censor label at left, ''LONDON/30 NO/42'' c.d.s. cancellation with another strike, a little light staining, rare. S.G. 478b, cat. £3,750. Photo.
1550 | £400
Postage Dues: A mint collection on leaves with basic sets complete from 1914 to 1994 (less 1924-31 1d.), with a few shades, wmk. varieties and gum changes, a few duplicates, etc., varied condition. (146)
241 £1100
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Maritime Mail: Weymouth: 1826 (Aug. 29) entire from Demerara to Liverpool, bearing manuscript ''1/8'' and the rare double framed oval ''SHIP LETTER/WEYMOUTH'' (Rob. S3), stated only four examples recorded. Photo. Ex Harding.
525 | £240
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 to 165, a plated selection on leaves, incl. plates 48 small part reconstruction (64), etc. (108) Ex Harding.
885 £480
Officials: Admiralty: 1903-04 11/2d. dull purple and green, large part original gum, fine and fresh. P.T.S. certificate (2014). S.G. O109, cat. £1,200. Photo.
1271 £1050
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1939-48 10s. ultramarine used on registered first day cover with ''SUTTON COLDFIELD/30NO/42/BIRMINGHAM'' c.d.s. cancellation, with another strike alongside, envelope with tone spots, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 478a, cat. £3,750. Photo.
1551 | £200
Postage Dues: 1914-22 issue, a mint and used selection on leaves, incl. to both shades of the 1s. mint, range of watermarks, 2d. colour trials in green, carmine and brown overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 23, 2d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 23, etc., mainly fine. (68)
242 £110
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Maritime Mail: Weymouth: 1839 (Dec. 7) cover from Sydney to London, manuscript ''8'' rate mark, on reverse has unframed ''INDIA LETTER/WEYMOUTH'' in red (Rob. IN3a) overstruck by London receiving mark. Photo. Ex Harding.
526 | £150
1841 1d. red-brown used with numbers ''1'', ''2'', ''3'', ''4'', ''5'', ''6'', ''7'', ''8'', ''9'', ''10'', ''11'' and ''12'' in Maltese Cross, mixed margins, mainly fine strikes. (11)
886 £140
Officials: Admiralty: 1903-04 3d. dull purple on orange-yellow, good used. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O112, cat. £400. Photo.
1272 £120
First Day Covers: Commemoratives: 1948 Silver Wedding 21/2d. and £1 set used on illustrated first day cover, faintly soiled, otherwise fine. S.G. 493-4. Photo.
1554 £1600
Postage Dues: 1914-23 5d. brownish cinnamon, used on first day of issue on 1914 (Apr. 20) unpaid registered envelope, used locally in Norwood, slight horizontal bend through adhesive, otherwise fine and extremely rare. S.G. D7. Photo.
243 £200
Postal History and Covers: Dorset: Maritime Mail: Weymouth: 1839 (Dec. 30) cover from Cape of Good Hope to London, manuscript ''8'' and ''1/4'' rate marks, double oval ''SHIP LETTER/(crown)/CAPE OF GOOD HOPE'', with unframed ''INDIA LETTER/WEYMOUTH'' in red (Rob. IN3) with London receiving mark on the reverse, part repaired flap, otherwise fine. Photo. Ex Harding.
527 £160
1841 1d. red-brown and 2d. blue selection on stockcard incl. plate 11 LJ with neat black Maltese Cross, six used examples HB, HH (2), IH, PJ, SE, 1d. red-brown EA with good to enormous margins displaying portions of two adjoining images at base and right, used on 1844 (Apr. 30) cover with upright number ''6'' in Maltese Cross, and 1841 2d. (4), used, each with four margins, mainly fine. (12)
887 | £2800
King Edward VII: A mint and unused collection on leaves incl. 1902-10 De La Rue shades to 9d. (3), 10d. (3), 1s. (3), 2s.6d. (4), 5s. (2), 10s., £1, 1911 Harrison perf. 14 shades incl. 1d. aniline pink, 15 x 14 set, 1911-13 Somerset House shades to 6d. (7), 9d. (4), 10d. (3), 1s. (3), 2s.6d. (3), 5s., 10s., £1, fair to fine but mainly of good to fine appearance. (108)
1273 £290
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1951 Festival 2s.6d. to £1 set used on two Festival of Britain illustrated f.d.c.'s, registered locally in Gosport, fine. S.G. 509-512, cat. £950. Photo.
1555 | £800
Postage Dues: 1924-31 issue, a selection, incl. to 2s.6d. mint and used, 3d. printed on the gummed side, 3d. on experimental paper mint lower marginal ''D25'' control example, used example, range of inverted watermarks, etc., mainly fine. (53)
247 £190
Postal History and Covers - Postage Dues: 1893 (July 21) fascinating envelope bearing 1d. lilac, from Charlton, addressed to ''Princeton, India'', upon arrival into Bombay (Aug. 1) it was forwarded to Princeton New Jersey via New York (Sept. 6) where the recipient was unknown and the cover ''ADVERTISED, SEP 20 1893'', manuscript ''Opened by mistake/Miss B. Baxter'' at left indicating that the cover had been claimed erroneously and the 6d. postage due was paid with a strip of three U.S.A. Columbian issue 2c. (one later removed). The cover was later returned to the Post Office where it was re-sealed with a P.O.D. official seal and returned, presumably to England. With various ''T'' marks and ''DEAD LETTER OFFICE/RECEIVED IN BAD CONDITION AT/OCT 21 1893/FOREIGN DIVISION'' handstamp in violet, a very unusual use of Columbian issue as postage due stamps. Photo.
529 | £60
1841 1d., a selection used with black Maltese Crosses, incl. number ''10' in Maltese Cross, pair, also five examples on cover, three also with Maltese Crosses, mixed margins and condition. (90)
888 | £1350
King Edward VII: A mainly mint collection, 1902-13, on leaves, incl. 1902-10 De La Rue 1/2d. and 2d. booklet panes of six with inverted watermark, 1904 2s.1/2d. booklet with all panes with inverted watermarks, 10d. slate-purple and carmine pink with R.P.S. certificate for a pair (1980), Somerset House 6d. on 'Dickinson' paper, used to 10s. (3), range of shades, etc., varied condition. (307)
1275 | £100
King George VI: Booklets: A small booklet selection with 1s. (7 with two duplicates), and 2s.6d. (4) with Dec. 1950, Feb. 1952, Apr. 1953 and May 1953, most with pencil notes on front covers, also with 1935 Jubilee 2s. booklet edition 302. (12)
1558 | £180
Postage Dues: 1936-37 issue, a selection, incl. to 2s.6d. mint and used, etc., mainly fine. (41)
248 £550
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: 1823 entire from London to Bermuda, showng manuscript ''1/1'' and double framed oval ''POST PAID SHIP LR/(crown)/LONDON'' in red. Photo.
530 | £380
1841 1d. red-brown, a collection of mainly unplated examples on cover cancelled by numeral obliterations incl. EG-EG and DF-DG pairs used on long cover to London, IH cancelled with both black numeral and tied by blue ''FISHGUARD'' c.d.s., pairs on cover (4), slightly mixed condition but the stamps are mainly fine four margined examples. (100+)
891 | £1150
King Edward VII: A mint range of shades with values to 10d. (11) and 1s. (11), incl. 1d. pale greyish-green and scarlet-vermilion (R.P.S. certificate, 1984), etc., mixed condition. (155)
1276 £350
King George VI: Booklets: 1942 2s.6d. booklet edition 129, all panes with inverted watermark, 21/2d. pane slightly trimmed, the others with good perfs., fine and fresh. S.G. BD16, cat. £975. Photo.
1559 | £500
Postage Dues: 1937-38 issue, a selection, incl. to 2s.6d. mint, 2d. upper marginal example with watermark sideways-inverted unmounted mint, etc., mainly fine. (35)
249 | £750
Postal History and Covers: Valentines: 1842 (?) to 1876 selection of embossed envelopes with enclosed cards, franked by 1d. or 2d. values, fair to fine. (11 items)
532 | £90
1841 1d. red-brown collection of covers from the 'Miss Allford' correspondence incl. three examples on separate covers with deliberately chamfered corners, one of which tied by ''PAULTON'' undated circle and numeral obliterator, two further covers 1845 (Aug. 30 and Sept. 11) without chamfered corners cancelled in similar way with ''BRISTOL/Py POST'' dated handstamps on the reverse, a fascinating group, also Hong Kong 1937 (Apr. 29) flown cover to U.S.A. franked by K.G.V 1c. (5), 2c. (2), 3c., 4c. (2), 5c. (2), 6c. (2), 8c., 10c., 12c., 20c., 25c., 30c., 50c. and $1, with special ''HONG KONG to SAN FRANCISCO/RECEIVED-FIRST FLIGHT-F.A.M.14'' (opened out for display). (9)
894 | £780
King Edward VII: A mint selection on stock pages, with values to 10d. (3), 1s. (4), 2s.6d. (2), 5s. (2), incl. controls, shades, 1/2d. with St. Andrews Cross label (2, both unmounted), 1d. type H1 close ''A11'' corner block of six, 3d. corner pair, also a cleaned 10s., etc., slightly mixed condition. (143)
1277 £110
King George VI: Booklets: 2s.6d. booklets, 1953 (May) edition with date error ''May 195'', some panes with inverted watermarks, fine. S.G. BD20 var. Photo.
1560 | £240
Postage Dues: 1954-55 issue, a selection, incl. to 2s.6d. unmounted mint, 4d. upper marginal imperf. pair, 2s.6d. with watermark inverted-reversed used, etc., mainly fine. (30)
250 £80
Postal History and Covers - Crimean War: 1855 (Sept. 18) envelope (part of flap removed) bearing AA-AC strip of the 1d. stars, to Dublin, cancelled by ''37'' numeral, with manuscript inscription ''From the army in the Crimea'' at top. Photo.
534 £80
1841 1d. red-brown IC-IF strip of four with good to large margins, neatly tied to 1853 (Jan. 10) long cover from Ayr to Edinburgh, filing folds (one slightly split) clear of adhesives, an attractive multiple. Photo.
895 | £300
King Edward VII: A mint and used collection incl. mint to 1s. with duplicated lower values, duplicated used collection in a stockbook and on pages to 5s. (5), 10s., £1, etc. mixed condition. (100s)
1278 £520
King George VI: Booklets: 5s. booklet, 1940 (July) edition 13, all panes with inverted watermarks, mainly good perfs., fine and fresh. S.G. BD25, cat. £2,000. Photo.
1561 | £480
Postage Dues: 1955-57 issue, a selection, incl. to 5s. mint and used, range of watermarks with 2s.6d. watermark sideways-inverted mint, 5s. watermark sideways-inverted used, etc., mainly fine. (32)
253 £150
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Hong Kong: 1861 (Jan. 9) envelope from Leeds to ''H.M.S. Melville'' at Hong Kong, franked by 1855-57 6d. (perfs. cut off at base), 1856-58 1d. LC14 EE (two sides with perfs. removed) and 1858-76 2d. plate 8 JL, tied by Leeds duplexes. Ex Harding. Photo.
536 £750
1841 1d. red-brown TK, very fine used, touched at lower right, otherwise with close to enormous margins with portion of sheet selvedge at base, neatly tied to 1846 (Mar. 27) envelope by crisp ''SWANSEA'' c.d.s., addressed to Yniscidwyn, Wales, and backstamped by a Swansea dispatch c.d.s. Spec. B1va. Photo.
898 £230
King Edward VII: A used selection with values to 2s.6d. (3), 5s., 10s. and £1, incl. 1s. strip of three, etc., slightly mixed condition. (43)
1282 | £1150
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: An unmounted mint pre-decimal Q.E.II collection on leaves, incl. 1955 Waterlow set, 1958 De La Rue set, 1960 Postal and Telecommunications Conference 1s.6d. with brow shifted downwards, 1959 De La Rue set, 1960s phosphor sets, 1966 World Cup 4d. with shift of flesh, 4d. with red smudged, 6d. with black partially omitted, 4d. with black shift, 1966 Battle of Hastings 6d. marginal block of four with shift of Queen's Head, 1967 EFTA 9d. brown omitted, 1969 Ships 5d. with black shift (2 different), 1969 Christmas 5d. with light blue omitted, 1s.6d. with gold omitted, 1970 Anniversaries 5d. with shift of Queen's Head, 1s. with gold omitted, postage dues with 1954-55 to 2s.6d., 1955-57 to 5s., misperforated 3d., range of 1867-70 Machins with cylinders and missing phosphors, 5d. imperf. pair, 10d. on uncoated paper, 1s.6d. with greenish-blue omitted, a few cinderellas, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
1564 | £100
Channel Islands: An unmounted mint collection of Occupation issues on leaves, incl. range of shades, mainly fine. (30)
254 | £230
Used Abroad: A selection, range of Post Offices with values to 2s., also two covers from Alexandria and Brazil. (23)
539 | £300
1841 1d. red-brown plates 1b FF, 2 FG, 5 GG, 8 KF, 9 NE, 10 DC and 11 JA, each with four margins and used with black Maltese Cross, mainly fine, also another used plate 11 MH with three margins. (8)
899 | £230
King Edward VII: 1902-13 1/2d. specialised collection/study contained in three Prinz stockbooks, incl. frame cracks, frame breaks, damaged Crowns, watermarks, a large range of cancellations arranged by date and county with c.d.s's and numerals, triangular marks, etc., a most interesting lot. (many 100s)
1283 | £2600
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A large collection of decimal Machins in twenty six albums, incl. quantity of NVI issues, quantity of cylinder singles and pairs, se-tenant pair combinations, errors incl. missing phosphors, coils, booklet panes, booklets, miniature sheets, regionals, etc. (1,000s)
1565 | £80
Channel Islands: 1880-1942 small selection of covers, incl. German Occupation, mixed frankings, Officials, etc. (16 items)
255 | £110
Used Abroad: Gibraltar: A small selection, incl. 1856 6d., 1867 10d. red-brown, etc., varied condition. (22)
541 £880
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 LD-LE fine used pair with ample to very large margins, cancelled by sulphurised brownish red Maltese Crosses, with R.P.S. certificate (1950) which states ''with Red M/C postmark'', rare. Sold with this opinion only. S.G. Spec. A2va, cat. £10,000. Photo.
900 | £320
King Edward VII: A used collection on leaves, with values to 2s.6d. (5), 5s. (3), 10s. (2) and £1 (2), mixed condition. (167)
1285 | £620
Queen Elizabeth II: An accumulation in albums, stockbooks and loose in two cartons, mainly a quantity of duplicated mint decimal issues incl. Machins and regionals with singles, cylinder blocks and other multiples, Prestige booklet panes, self-adhesive booklets, commemoratives incl. miniature sheets, presentation packs, also with pre-decimal Machins, mint and used Wildings incl. cylinder blocks (many with ink notes in the margins), plus a few earlier issues, etc. (1,000s)
1566 | £70
Channel Islands: A collection in a stockbook, incl. Great Britain 1918-19 10s. used in Jersey, 1948 Liberation sets (5) on separate plain f.d.c's, Guernsey 1941-44 Banknote 1/2d. and 1d. unmounted mint, etc. (54 stamps and 19 items)
256 | £110
Used Abroad: Malta: A small selection, incl. 1862 3d. rose, 1867-74 5s. plate 1 HJ, etc., varied condition. (15)
542 £1500
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 PB (non coincidental re-entry), two examples of this superb re-entry, one on 1841 (May 17) local Newcastle-on-Tyne cover cancelled by black Maltese Cross, the other a fine used four margined example cancelled by black Maltese Cross, a fine 'pairing' of this famous re-entry. R.P.S. certificate (1988). S.G. Spec. AS32. Photo.
902 | £420
King Edward VII: A mainly used collection on leaves incl. 1902-10 De La Rue shades to 7d. (6) incl. upper marginal block of four with central c.d.s for 10th May (four days after the King's death), 9d. (6), 10d. (11) one with variety 'no cross on crown', 1s. (10) incl. a block of four, 2s.6d. (4), 5s. (2), 10s., £1, 1911 Harrison perf. 14 and perf. 15 x 14 sets, 1911-13 Somerset House shades to 6d. (13), 9d. (3), 10d. (5), 1s. (4), with 2d. displaying displaced value tablet, fair to fine. (212)
1286 | £900
Queen Elizabeth II: A collection in seven albums, incl. 1952-54 to 1s.6d. in lower marginal blocks of four unmounted mint, 1955 Waterlow set mint, 1958 De La Rue set unmounted mint, 1958-65 6d. corner pair with misperforation, 1959 De La Rue set unmounted mint, 1988 Castles set in gutter blocks of four unmounted mint, 1993 £10 upper marginal block of four, range of unmounted mint decimal issues (many in multiples), Machins, f.d.c's, presentation packs, etc. (100s)
1568 £200
Channel Islands: Postal History and Covers: French Mail: 1823 entire bearing two line ''GRANDE BRETAGNE/PAR ST. MALO'', fine. Photo.
257 £190
Used Abroad: Malta: 1860 (Sept. 22) and 1864 (Dec. 31) pair or covers to the same recipient in Messina, bearing LC14 1d. red-brown GA-GC strip of three and 2d. blue plate 9 JE-JF pair respectively, both neatly cancelled by ''A25'' duplexes, 1864 cover with boxed ''PIROSCAFI/POSTALI/FRANCESI'' handstamp at left, filing folds well clear of adhesives, an attractive pair. Photo.
544 £1700
1841 1d. red-brown plate 9 RB, used on 1841 (Nov. 26) cover from Prescot to London, then re-directed to Anglesea with the addition of an 1840 1d. black plate 8 JB. Despite faults to both adhesives, a very rare combination. B.P.A. certificate (1996). S.G. Spec. AS46, AS57. Photo.
903 £200
King Edward VII: A mint group, incl. values to 9d., 10d. and 1s. unmounted, Harrison 1d. overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 21, etc. (10)
1287 | £680
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation of mainly unmounted mint decimal material in two stockbooks and loose, incl. commemorative issues, Machins, prestige booklets, yearbooks (18), year packs, prestige booklets, etc. (1,000s)
1569 | £350
First Day Covers: Channel Islands: Guernsey: 1940-86 a collection of covers in three albums, incl. 1940 bisects with K.G.V 2d., 1934-36 2d., 1942 (Apr. 9) 1d. banknote on plain cover, gutter pairs, also some Alderney, etc. (335 items)
258 £90
Used Abroad: Malta: 1861 mourning envelope to Farnham, franked by 1856 6d. tied by ''A25'' barred oval, readdressed upon arrival to London and additionally franked 1856-58 1d. tied by ''292'' barred oval of Farnham. Photo.
545 £85
1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 FE with good even margins, fine used with a clear strike of the distinctive Leeds Maltese Cross in black. S.G. Spec. AS69ua, cat. £900. Photo.
904 | £150
King Edward VII: A collection of mint and used 1/2d. on leaves incl. controls, shades, officials etc., also small stockbook with a few mint values 9d., 10d., and used parcel labels (3), plus nineteen covers of cards with range of frankings to various destinations. (100+)
1288 | £600
Queen Elizabeth II: An unmounted mint decimal accumulation in nine albums, with issues to the 2010s, incl. extensive Commemoratives, regionals, Machins, miniature sheets, etc. (100s)
1570 | £65
First Day Covers: Channel Islands: Jersey: 1940-86 collection in two albums, incl. 1969 Postage Due set, commemoratives, etc. (264 items)
259 £100
Airmails: 1907 Daily Graphic Balloon 'Mammoth' postcard addressed to Shortlands, Kent, dropped from the air and subsequently posted in Tosse, Sweden on Oct. 14 and charged 2d. on arrival, some staining at right. Photo.
546 £600
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 CH from the trial printing on unwatermarked Dickinson silk-thread paper, ungummed as prepared, cut into with some thinning at right otherwise good even margins, light horizontal creasing, a good example of this rare trial. S.G. 16, cat. £7,750, Spec. DP22. Photo.
905 £130
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1902-10 De La Rue 1/2d. (2) used on 1901 (Dec. 25) pre-release cover used locally in Cardiff, a few stain spots, otherwise fine. Photo.
1289 | £380
Queen Elizabeth II: Mixed Lots: A collection in two albums, incl. 1952-54 and 1955-58 to 1s.6d. mint, 1955 Waterlow set, 1958 graphite set, 1959 phosphor-graphite set mint, mint decimal issues to 2010s, postage dues, Jersey, Guernsey, etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
1572 | £520
Guernsey: A collection of mint Occupation issues on leaves, incl. 1d. imperf. pairs (2), blocks with white paper 1/2d. marginal block of forty, 21/2p. corner blocks of ten (2), bank note paper 1/2d. corner block of four with control, lower marginal block of four with imprint, 1d. lower margins imprint blocks of four (2), corner block of four with control, corner block of six, left marginal block of fifteen, forgeries with 1/2d., 1d. and 21/2d. forged sheets of 25, Red Cross forms (6), a few newspapers, etc., also a copy of the ''Red Cross Civilian Postal Message Scheme within the Channel Islands'' by David Gurney, mainly fine. (100s)
260 | £120
Airmails: 1933 (Nov) Provincial Airways Ltd. West Country Air Service, a selection of proofs and colour trials, various papers and colour combinations. (5)
547 | £60
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11, Four singles, poor to good margins (one cut-into at top) used on 1841 (Aug.) envelope to Edinburgh, backstamped ''JURA'' in magenta, ''LOCHGILPHEAD/AU 8/1841'' boxed datestamp and Edinburgh ''AUG/10/1841'' arrival c.d.s., envelope with ends of flaps missing where large wax seal cut away. Unusual. S.G. 7, Spec. AS74. Photo.
913 £420
First Day Covers: 1902-10 De La Rue 11/2d., 3d. and 1s. used on envelope (flap missing) locally used in Chelsea, with ''MR 27/02'' datestamps, believed to be the first day of issue. Photo.
1290 | £300
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly unmounted mint collection in eight albums, incl. 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown set, greetings panes, prestige booklets, comprehensive range of commemoratives to 2009, definitives to £10 (2), etc. (1,000s)
1574 | £350
Guernsey: A collection of Occupation issues on cover, incl. 1940 bisects with K.G.V 2d. on piece (2), 2d. on cover, K.G.VI 2d. (5), Centenary 4d. (7, one a f.d.c.) on cover, then a range of the 1941-44 issue on cover with f.d.c's, etc., also 1826 entire to Bristol with Guernsey scroll handstamp. (31)
261 | £210
Airmails: 1934 to 1935 collection of Hillman's Airways Ltd. flown covers bearing definitives and 1935 Silver Jubilee adhesives incl. 1934 (Dec. 1, 8:15AM) 1st. Flight covers (2), printed and registered envelopes, Glasgow Air Mail Cachets, etc., good to fine. (14)
548 | £230
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 EC, three margined example tied to small piece by red Maltese Cross, with R.P.S. certificate (1950), plus additional 1d. red-brown GC tied to small piece by smeared red Maltese crosses and MJ tied to 1843 (Mar. 16) cover to Dublin by light brown sulphurised Maltese Cross, all with faults or defective. (3)
915 £1250
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 21/2d. bright blue fine marginal example used on the first day of issue on 'Oswald Marsh' cover locally registered in Norwood, tied by clear ''NORWOOD. D.O./C/JY 10/11/WESTOW. ST.'', minor tone spots, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 276. Photo.
1291 | £350
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 to 2016 prestige booklets complete. (48)
1575 | £1500
Guernsey: 1941-44 issue, a group of complete unmounted mint sheets of sixty, comprising white paper 1/2d. (6), 1d. (6), 21/2d., banknote paper 1/2d. and 1d., range of printings and shades, the banknote sheets with a few minor imperfections, otherwise mainly fine.
262 | £520
Postal Stationery: An accumulation on leaves and loose, incl. postcards, covers with a range of Q.V. 1d. pink envelopes with uprated, compound frankings, registered envelopes, Telegraph forms, cut-outs, etc. (100s) Ex Harding.
550 £380
1841 1d. red-brown plate 25 IH, cancelled by clear upright red Maltese Cross, possibly just touched at base, good to enormous margins elsewhere displaying section of adjoining impression at top, small wrinkle at top, otherwise very fine. R.P.S. certificate (1952). S.G. Spec. BS14sb, cat. £4,800. Ex Silkin. Photo.
916 £500
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1911-13 Somerset House 11/2d., fine marginal used on 'Oswald Marsh' cover, tied by clear ''ANERLEY S.O./JY 18/11'' datestamp, possibly the earliest known date. Photo.
1292 | £800
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A selection of presentation packs in a folder, incl. 1958-61 10s. and $1.80 packs, 1959 3s.8d. and 50c. packs,1964 Forth Road Bridge set, 1964 Botanical set, etc. (62 items)
1576 | £110
Channel Islands: Guernsey: Postal History and Covers: 1808-71 small selection of covers, incl. 1808 cover from Portsmouth to Guernsey with manuscript ''11'', 1843 entire to Guernsey, bearing red circular framed ''P-F.'', 1858 cover to St. Malo, franked by 1855-57 4d. 1863 cover to St. Malo, franked by 1862-64 4d., etc. (6 items)
263 | £420
Postal Stationery: 1871 to 1901 collection of used and unused postcards 1/2d., 1d., 11/4d., 11/2d., 2d., 3d., incl. 11/2d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 3d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1890 (July 2) card uprated with 1d. lilac cancelled by Penny Postage Jubilee exhibition handstamp, some with coloured vignettes, cancellation interest incl. squared circles, Hoster, mail to overseas destinations incl. Swedish T.P.O. marking, redirected, undelivered, etc., mixed condition. (145)
551 £850
1852-53 1d. red-brown plate 53 NK-OL very fine and fresh mint marginal block of four from the right of the sheet, with ample to enormous margins displaying trace of marginal inscription at right, lovely vibrant colour, scarce so fine. S.G. Spec. B1. Photo.
917 £800
King Edward VII Colour Trials: 1902-11 1d. bicoloured stamp sized proofs (6), on gummed watermark MCA paper, as colour trials by De La Rue, attractive and unusual. Photo.
1294 | £600
Queen Elizabeth II: An accumulation of decimal booklets in four albums and loose, incl. prestige, folded, booklet panes, etc. (100s)
1577 £180
Channel Islands: Guernsey: Postal History and Covers: 1822 entire to Bermuda, with manuscript ''2/4'' rate mark, bearing Southampton mileage mark. Photo.
264 | £230
Postal Stationery: 1883 to 1913 collection of used and unused postcards 1/2d., 1d., 11/4d., 11/2d., 2d., 3d., incl. 1/2d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1891 (July 23) card to Cricklewood cancelled by elaborate Royal Naval Exhibition handstamp in blue, Q.V. and K.E.VII 1/2d. postcards with embossed 71/2d. ''PATENTS'' embossed impressions on reverse, some with coloured adverts or vignettes, cancellation interest incl. squared circles, used in Stockholm, a few overseas destinations, etc., mixed condition. (89)
552 £1000
1841 1d. red-brown plate 126 RH, green numeral cancellation, placed sideways with clear to huge margins displaying trace of adjoining impression at base, tied to 1852 (Jan. 8) cover from Lampeter to London by green ''434'' numeral, reverse with two dispatch c.d.s's in green, arrival in red, a rare coloured handstamp on cover. B.P.A. certificate (2011). S.G. Spec. BS32xc, cat. £6,500. Photo.
921 | £720
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 7d. grey-black, complete folded mint sheet of 240, rare. S.G. 249, cat. £5,000+.
1295 | £230
Queen Elizabeth II: A collection in four albums and loose, incl. f.d.c's with 1955 Castle high values on two plain registered covers, unmounted mint miniature sheets, booklets, smiler sheets, also a mint collection of Isle of Man. (100s)
1578 £150
Channel Islands: Guernsey: Postal History and Covers: 1830 entire from Cape of Good Hope to Guernsey, bearing boxed ''INDIA LETTER/DEAL'' mark. Photo.
265 | £90
Postal Stationery: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in an album, incl. postcards, envelopes with Q.V. 3d. with K.E.VII 1d. compound envelope, philatelically used in 1937 with three other reigns, letter sheets with 1840 Mulready 2d. a 91 unused, etc. (205 items)
553 | £850
1841 2d. blue, an extensive collection comprising a near complete mixed plate reconstruction of 204 units, an additional 96 used examples on cards, also a further 46 stamps some with highlighted minor varieties or flaws, also an apparently unused example lettered AF (without gum), mixed condition. (347)
922 £200
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 10d. slate-purple and carmine-pink with sheet margin at top, hinged on front of margin, the stamp fine and fresh unmounted mint. R.P.S. certificate (2018). S.G. Spec. M42(3), cat. £550. Photo.
1296 | £320
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A heavily duplicated accumulation of folded and window booklets, also several decimal sheets and a large quantity of Rowland Hill miniature sheets. (100s)
1579 | £190
Channel Islands and Isle of Man: A modern unmounted mint accumulation in eight stockbooks, incl. range of minor varieties, Alderney, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Lundy, Sark, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
266 | £80
Postal Stationery: A Q.E.II accumulation in a carton, unused and used, incl. cards, envelopes with registered, lettercards, etc. (100s)
554 | £100
1841 2d. used (18), mixed margins, and a selection of later 2d. blues with 1858-76 plate 12 (3), mixed condition. (56)
923 £160
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 10d. slate-purple and carmine-pink, unmounted mint, small pink mark on gum, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (1986). S.G. 254, Spec. M42(3), cat. £550. Photo.
1299 £220
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A selection of unmounted mint varieties, comprising 1972 Architecture with perf. shift, 1973 Christmas 31/2p. with blue (leg, robes) mostly omitted (appears to have been partially cleaned), 31/2p. with grey omitted, 31/2p. with grey-black shift, 1976 81/2p. with shift of black, 81/2p. with perf. shift, 1981 18p. with shift of Queen's Head, 1983 Army 26p. pair misperforated, 1985 Film 34p. with shift of Queen's Head and 1994 Christmas 191/2p. imperf. pair, also 1979 Dogs 101/2p. PHQ with green shift, mainly fine. (14)
1580 | £150
Channel Islands and Isle of Man: An accumulation of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Isle of Man, incl. unmounted mint sets and miniature sheets, booklets, yearbooks, etc., with issues to 2000. (100s)
267 | £80
Postal Stationery: An accumulation of Q.E.II registered envelopes in a carton, unused and used, incl. pre decimal and decimal. (100s)
558 £400
1841 2d. violet-blue plate 4 CH-CJ strip of three on thicker lavender tinted paper, cut into at left and top, fine used with light numeral cancellation, hinge marks on design. B.P.A. certificate (1968). S.G. 15aa, cat. £5,400+. Photo.
924 £130
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 10d. slate-purple and deep carmine on chalky paper mint, with sheet margin at foot, a few small adherences on reverse otherwise fine. Hendon certificate (2018). S.G. Spec. M43(3), cat. £350. Photo.
1300 | £90
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation of Q.E.II decimal issues, incl. high values on stockcards, presentation packs, yearbooks (5), smiler sheets with 2001 Occasions, etc. (100s)
1581 | £160
Channel islands and Isle of Man: Revenues: A selection of revenues, incl. Alderney 1923 1d. unused, 1931 1d. unused, 1939 1d. unused, Guernsey with Waterlow Insurance 1s., Women's Compensation 1/2d., Accidents 4d. and 41/2d. punched specimens, Sales Tax 1946 values to 10s. unused, Isle of Man 1904 2s. used, 1921 £1 used, 1951 £1 used, 1960 to £5 unused, 1966 to $5 unused, Jersey with a range of specimens, Jure Justicier, Social Security, etc., slightly mixed condition. (145)
271 | £90
Postal Stationery: 1890 Penny Postage, a selection of 1d. cards and envelopes with Penny Postage Jubilee South Kensington handstamps, incl. postcard and envelopes (2) each with five different handstamps incl. 1d. and 3d. Tube Post, some with toning. (9)
559 £120
1841 2d. blue plate 4 TH, close at lower left, otherwise with enormous margins displaying portion of adjoining impression at right, tied to piece by London ''19'' numeral and Harrogate c.d.s. in blue, 1851 (Apr. 8). S.G. Spec. ES14. Photo.
926 | £280
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 2s.6d. (3), 5s. (2), 10s. (2), fine and attractive c.d.s. used examples. S.G. 260-265, cat. £2,040.
1301 £1650
Queen Elizabeth II: An accumulation of Q.E.II booklets in two albums and loose, pre-decimal and decimal, incl. folded, window, stitched, etc. (100s)
1582 | £160
Isle of Man: An unmounted mint collection in three boxed albums, largely complete from 1973 to 2000, also Calf of Man, Herm, Jethou, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
278 | £450
Postal Stationery: Advertising Rings: A collection of covers, wrappers and cut outs, incl. C.N. Borne & Sons 1d. unused cut out, Savory and Moore 1/2d. envelope unused, The Office of the Philatelic Quarterly 1d. envelopes used (2), W.H. Smith & Son 11/2d. and 3d. wrappers used, 4d. and 6d. wrappers unused, Young & Stockall 2d., 3d., 4d., 6d. and 1s. unused cut outs, etc., varied condition. (60 items) Ex Harding.
561 £380
1852–53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 175 TF, small to good margins, fine used. R.P.S. certificate (2003). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. £1,000. Photo.
927 £150
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 2s.6d. dull purple on chalky paper, fine and fresh unmounted mint,. S.G. 262, cat. £600. Photo.
1305 £1450
Queen Elizabeth II: 1959-68 watermark crowns high values, 1960 presentation pack, priced at $6.50 for sale in the U.S.A., fine and rare. Photo.
1583 | £450
Jersey: A collection of mint Occupation issues on leaves, incl. 1940 range of facsimile and forged overprints, 1941-43 1d. imperf. pair, 1/2d. to 2d. imperf. proofs on pink paper, range of flaws, multiples with 1/2d. and 1d. unmounted lower marginal blocks of 24, 1/2d. and 1d. (4, three with imprints and one with control) corner blocks of six, 1943-44 set in gutter pairs, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
279 | £300
Postal Stationery: Advertising Rings: Official Rings: The Home News, Grindley & Co. London, 1d. wrapper unused and used, 2d. wrapper unused, 3d. wrapper unused, also 1d. two used cut outs, 3d. two used cut outs, varied condition. Ex Harding.
562 £800
1852–53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 176 LJ, four small to large margins, used, fine. R.P.S. certificate (1989). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. £2,900. Photo.
928 £240
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 5s. bright carmine, fine fresh unmounted mint. S.G. 263, cat. £850. Photo.
1306 | £1700
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: A comprehensive specialised mint collection in two albums, arranged by value with wmk. varieties, shades, cream and whiter papers, coloured phosphors, typo and photo bands, coil strips with many joins, quantity of errors and varieties incl. constant flaws in positional multiples, doctor blade flaws, dry prints, perf. shifts, good range of broad phosphor bands, left or right margin stamps showing narrow typo bands incl. 1d. 8mm violet phosphor both left and right, 2d. phosphor-graphite error of wmk., 3d. Crowns cream paper imperf. between stamps and top margin, two stamps in a block of eight (faults), 3d. Crowns graphite with two lines at left (mounted), 4d. Crowns corner single partially imperf. due to a paper fold, 1s. Crowns double impression (mounted), selection of training bars, a few 'Dollis Hill' trials, also a third album of Crowns whiter paper ordinary and 91/2mm phosphor singles and coil strips with a detailed study of shades and paper fluorescence, etc., occasional stamp mounted, mainly fine unmounted. (few 1,000s)
1585 | £220
Jersey: A collection of Occupation issues on cover, incl. 1941-44 1d. imperf. block of four used on 1944 local cover with G.B. 1937 Coronation 11/2d., range of f.d.c's with a few illustrated, etc. (35)
280 £80
Postal Stationery: Advertising Rings: Official Rings: Samuel Allsopp & Sons 1d. envelope (Huggins AR59) unused, soiled, also a used cut-out. Photo. Ex Harding.
563 £450
1852–53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 176 OD, just cut into at upper right otherwise with good to enormous margins displaying trace of adjoining impression at base, neatly tied to 1854 (Apr. 28) ''RENEWAL NOTICE'' printed cover to Skipton by duplex cancellation, an attractive example of this rare plate on cover. R.P.S. certificate (1989). S.G. Spec. B2. Photo.
929 £450
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 5s. very deep bright carmine unmounted mint, a fine example with strong colour and cherry red fluorescence. S.G. 264, cat. £900. Photo.
1307 | £300
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: A mainly unmounted mint collection in a boxed Lighthouse album, incl. 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown set, 1958-65 watermark Crowns inverted set, 1958-61 graphite set, inverted watermarks, 1959 phosphor-graphite set with 2d. watermark error, a good range of later issues, regionals, etc. (few 100s)
1586 | £130
Jersey: 1941-43 1/2d. and 1d., both in complete unmounted mint sheets of sixty, both with some tone spots and gum wrinkles, the 1d. lightly stuck to display card in lower margin, otherwise fine. S.G. 1, 2, cat. £960.
281 £110
Postal Stationery: Advertising Rings: Private Rings: Browne, Rosenheim & Co. 1886 21/2d. AR68 entire to Germany, used, slightly soiled, roughly opened, otherwise fine. Photo. Ex Harding.
564 £1100
1852–53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 177 EK, small to large margins, fine used. R.P.S. certificate (1990). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. £4,000. Photo.
931 £120
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 10s. ultramarine, mint, a few imperfections. S.G. 265, cat. £1,000. Photo.
1308 | £230
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: An unmounted mint collection in a boxed album and a stockbook, with values to 1s.6d., incl. coil joins, booklet panes, watermark varieties with 21/2d. two bands inverted (3), etc., mainly fine. (100s)
1587 | £350
Jersey: 1943-44 Pictorial issue, the set in complete sheets of sixty, also additional 1d. sheet, unmounted mint, faults, some slightly stuck to display cards. S.G. 3-8, cat. £1,980.
282 £80
Postal Stationery: Advertising Rings: Private Rings: Parkins and Gotto: 1870 1d. pink envelope with green ring and 1d. pink envelope with purple ring (Huggins AR119, AR120), unused, latter with some spotting, other fine. Ex Harding.
566 £190
1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. red-brown plate 93 BC, a good used example on 1854 (Mar.) cover from Dubln to Oxford. Ex Harding. S.G. 16b, Spec. CE2. Photo.
932 £480
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue £1 dull blue-green, mint, minor creasing, otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 266, cat. £2,000. Photo.
1309 | £140
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: A mint accumulation in a stockbook with blocks of four incl. St. Edward's Crown set, coil strips with a few joins, booklet panes, mainly with good perfs., incl. inverted and sideways wmks., phosphors, also regionals incl. a few decimals, etc., all apparently unmounted.
1588 £110
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1795 (Mar. 7) entire from Lt. Col. Philip Fall, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey (1781-1797) to London, with fine strike of the concave ''JERSEY'' handstamp and manuscript ''7'', charged 7d. (2d. packet rate from the Channel Islands to Weymouth, plus 5d. Inland rate from Weymouth to London), a fine and attractive cover. Photo.
283 £90
Postal Stationery: Advertising Rings: Private Rings: W & T Avery 1d. AR57 entire used, slightly soiled. Photo. Ex Harding.
567 £90
Later Line Engraved: 1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. red-brown plate 96 CH with London Inland Section ''73'' numeral, fine. S.G. Spec. CE2, cat. £625. Photo. Ex Harding.
933 £230
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue £1 dull blue-green used with neat ''HASTINGS/FE 10/03'' c.d.s., fine. S.G. 266, cat. £825. Photo.
1311 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1952-54 watermark Tudor Crown 11/2d. green variety imperf. between stamp and top margin, light vertical crease at left, unmounted mint, fine appearance. S.G. Spec. S25b, cat. £450. Photo.
1589 | £320
Channel Islands: Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1837-1910 selection of covers and cards, incl. 1837 entire to Cette, bearing boxed ''PAYS D'OUTREMER'' with St. Malo datestamp alongside, 1856 large part cover to St. Malo, franked by 1854-57 2d. CP-CQ pair, 1858 entire to Calvados, franked by 1855-57 4d., 1861 entire to St. Brieux franked by 1858-76 2d. plate 8 DE and 1855-57 6d., 1883 1d. postcard cancelled by ''St. MALO/ILE-ET-VILAINE'' datestamp, 1903 and 1910 postcards, cancelled by boxed ''JERSEY/FRANCE/M.B.'' datestamps, etc. (13 items)
284 £210
Postal Stationery: Advertising Rings: Private Rings: W & T Avery 21/2d. AR59 entire, fine unused. Photo. Ex Harding.
568 £280
Later Line Engraved: 1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. red-brown plate 97 GI, fine used. S.G. 16b, cat. £625. Photo.
935 £230
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue £1 dull blue-green, fine used with neat central upright Swansea c.d.s. S.G. 266, cat. £850. Photo.
1312 £130
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1952-54 watermark Tudor Crown 11/2d. green in a cylinder ''6'' dot block of six (2 x 3) with [R. 19/1] 'butterfly' flaw, hinged at top and bottom, variety stamp unmounted mint, rare with very few known, S.G. Spec. S25e. Photo.
1590 £80
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1813 (dated Apr. 9 within) entire to Ludlow with light but attractive strike of ''JERSEY.'' scroll with full stop, originally charged 1s.2d., cancelled and a double rate of 2s.4d. inserted, made up of 4d. packet rate to Weymouth and 2s. inland rate to Ludlow, surface stain, otherwise fine and attractive. Photo.
285 £230
1840 Mulready, a group, comprising 1d. letter sheet A9 unused, 1d. lettersheet A18 used with red Maltese Cross from Leeds to Derbyshire, 1d. envelope A133 used with 1844 type barred cancellation (faults), 2d. envelopes a198, a208, a209 (2) unused, mixed condition. Photo.
570 £170
Later Line Engraved: 1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. red-brown plate 98 PH, good used. S.G. 16b, cat. £625. Photo.
936 £80
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue £1 dull blue-green used with registered ovals, minor creasing and a couple of slightly short perfs. at top. S.G. 266, cat. £825. Photo.
1313 £380
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1952-54 watermark Tudor Crown 3d. deep lilac pair variety imperf. between stamps and bottom margin, right stamp with vertical crease and blunted perfs. at side otherwise fine unmounted mint, not listed in S.G. Spec. Photo.
1591 £150
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1819 (Oct. 7) entire to Hatton Garden, London, with superb strike of ''JERSEY'' scroll, charged 1/2d., 3d. packet rate to Weymouth and 10d. inland rate, trivial filing fold barely affecting the scroll, a very attractive cover, of exhibition quality. Photo.
287 £160
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A6 used 1841 (July 8) between the Stamp Offices of Newcastle on Tyne and North Shields, cancelled by black Maltese Crosses bearing Newcastle on Tyne and North Shields c.d.s's on the reverse, inside has part printed and part manuscript receipt for postage stamps, fine and early postal reference item. Photo.
572 £60
Later Line Engraved: 1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. red-brown plate 100 MC with London Inland Section ''9'' numeral, corner crease, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. CE2, cat. £650. Photo. Ex Harding.
937 £80
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. intense rose-red, fine unmounted mint. R.P.S. certificate (1992) for a pair. S.G. Spec. M6(3), cat. £375. Photo.
1314 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1952-54 watermark Tudor Crown 5d. brown variety imperf. between stamp and margin at right, used with part c.d.s's, light blue staining and small thin at foot, margin with a few marks, unlisted in S.G. Spec. Photo.
1592 £300
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1850 (May 25) entire letter from Paris to Jersey bearing a fine strike of the rare handstruck ''8'' in black, well clear of usual filing fold, fine. Photo.
289 £750
1840 1d. letter sheet A9 (forme 1) used 1840 (May 12) from Manchester to Auchterarder, cancelled by neat vibrant red Maltese Cross, readdressed at Auchterader and additionally struck with ''1'' U.P.P. handstamp and square framed ''AUCHTERARDER/MAY 14/1840'' both in red, filing folds and part of right hand side pane removed, an unusual forwarded 'May date' item. S.G. Spec. ME1, cat. £1,200. Photo.
574 £230
Later Line Engraved: 1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. red-brown plate 101 NI, fine used on 1854 (June 28) cover from Kirby Lonsdale to Lancaster. R.P.S. certificate (1962). S.G. 16b, Spec. CE2, cat. £2,400. Photo.
938 £150
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 3d. purple on lemon plate 5 showing broken scroll at upper right, fine mint. S.G. Spec. M21(1)b, cat. £400. Photo.
1315 £270
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1952-54 watermark Tudor Crown 6d. reddish purple, a vertical pair from the foot of the sheet variety imperf. between stamp and bottom margin, gum wrinkle otherwise fine unmounted mint (top stamp hinged). B.P.A. certificate (1991). S.G. Spec. S104b, cat. £850. Photo.
1593 £230
Channel Islands: Postal History and Covers: Jersey: 1870 (Oct. 12) small ballon monté size entire letter, franked by 1862 10c. (3), tied by Paris Star, with Jersey receiving mark, a few stain spots, otherwise fine. Photo.
291 | £260
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A23 (forme 2), 2d. envelope a201, both unused, also 1d. letter sheet (stereo obscured) ''Clerical, Medical and General Life Assurance Society'' printed report, plus envelope A149 used 1840 (May 13), faults. (4)
576 | £230
Later Line Engraved: 1854 die I, alphabet II, SC16 1d. red-brown used plated collection incl. plate 157 BJ matched with imperf., 163 PI, very fine, 199 FH with manuscript cancellation, 204 JJ, mainly good to fine, not all plates guaranteed. S.G. Spec. C1. (63)
940 £80
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 1/2d. deep dull green (very blotchy print), good used. R.P.S. certificate (1992). S.G. Spec. M4(3), cat. £400. Photo.
1316 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown 1/2d. orange-red watermark inverted, variety imperf. on three sides, in a strip of three in a booklet pane of six (one stamp roughly removed and without binding margin), left stamp with corner fault and right stamp damaged, unmounted mint. Photo.
1594 £80
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: French Mail: 1829 entire to Cognac bearing two line ''GRANDE BRETAGNE/PAR ST. MALO'', and handstruck ''6'', fine. Photo.
292 £1450
1840 Mulready 1d. lettersheet A34 (forme 1), used 1841 (Aug. 3), with ''J & HAYCROFT'' advert within, the only example recorded by Slemons. Sent from Cork to Lismore cancelled by black Maltese Cross, very rare. To be listed in next S.G. Spec. MA432b. Photo.
578 £300
Later Line Engraved: 1855 SC16 2d. blue plate 5 PF-QG, very rare used block of four, vertical perfs. weak with some splitting and reinforcement, light peripheral foxing, otherwise fine. S.G. 20a, Spec. F4, unpriced as a block of four. Photo.
941 £110
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 1d. intense rose-red, fine unmounted mint right marginal example. Hendon certificate (2011). S.G. Spec. M7(3), cat. £600. Photo.
1318 £1300
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown 2d. red-brown in a mint strip of five with sideways watermark from horizontal coil, the strip with misplaced perforations resulting in imperforate between the fourth and fifth stamps, one or two gum wrinkles, the variety pair lightly mounted, rare. B.P.A. certificate (1991). S.G. 543ab, Spec. S37aa. Photo.
1596 | £320
Lundy: An unmounted mint collection on leaves, incl. 1929 1/2p. imperf. proofs (2), 1930 9p. imperf. proofs (2), 1935 roll 10 1/2d., roll 2 and roll 5 3d., 1936 Large Map to 1s., 1939 overprint set, 1939 2p. imperf. proofs (2), 1940 Red Cross 1/2d. and 1d., 1943 IX overprints set, 1943 Wright Brothers values to 12p., 1950 Air to 12p., 4p. overprint double, 1951-53 Air red set, range of later proofs, issues to 1990s, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
296 £380
1840 1d. Mulready envelope A160 (Forme 3), very fine used, 1840 (May 9) from London to Stroud, neatly cancelled by red Maltese Cross with London c.d.s. on reverse, endorsed ''To be delivered without fail on Sunday morning and if Mr. Randall is not at home to be opened by some person in his stead'', a delightful and very unusual May date franking which opens out attractively for display. Ex. Mayflower. B.P.A. Certificate (2010). Photo.
580 £270
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die I, alphabet II, SC14 1d. red-brown IC mint, added perf. at lower left otherwise fine. S.G. 22, cat. £1,000. Photo.
945 £100
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 9d. slate-purple and cobalt blue, fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. M41(4), cat. £300. Photo.
1319 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown 2d. light red-brown in an imperforate pair from the 'Dartford' sheet, fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. S38 (footnote), cat. £375. Photo.
1597 | £500
Lundy: A collection in cover album, incl. 1937 (May 14) cover with Coastal Air Service 1/2d. stamp, 1943 Wright Brothers set on plain first day cover, booklets, etc. (few 100s)
298 £1600
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A174 (forme 4), used 1840 (June 4) with ''OS'' (old stamp) handstamp indicating that the envelope had already been used for postage, with handstruck ''1'' alongside, assumedly struck in error as the correct due charge would be 2d., multiple faults and soiled, nevertheless a highly unusual cover. Photo.
581 £250
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die I, alphabet II, SC14 1d. red-brown plate R1 NK, mint, a few gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C2. Photo.
946 £80
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 10d. dull purple and scarlet, showing 'quoin' flaw (see footnote after M43), unmounted mint, a few minor gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. 309, Spec. M44(2) var. Photo.
1320 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown 2d. light red-brown in an imperforate pair from the 'Dartford' sheet, fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. S38 (footnote), cat. £375. Photo.
 
301 £600
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: A selection, comprising 1d. letter-sheet used 1840 (Sept.) with ''To Advertisers'' (S.G. Spec. MA5g), 1d. letter-sheet A237 unused with Charles Hale music advert (S.G. Spec. MA434f), 2d. letter-sheet a66 unused, also Spooner envelope no. 2, Southgate envelope no 4 unused, Fores's Comic envelope no. 1 unused, varied condition. Photo.
582 | £700
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II, 1d. red-brown plates 1 to 21, a plated collection incl. SC14 incl. plate 3 AI, 13 AE, 14 NJ, 16 CH, 18 KJ, 21 GA, SC16 plate 3 EE, 10 GH, 11 BB, LJ, 13 TF lightly used example with R.P.S. certificate (2009), LC16 plates 1 to 14 (less 3 and 13), LC14 plate 1 to 21 (less 3), mainly good to fine, not all plates guaranteed. S.G. Spec. C3-C6.
948 £260
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 1s. deep green and scarlet, variety watermark inverted in an unmounted mint block of four with sheet margin at left, folded through vertical perfs. between the two columns of stamps, fine unmounted mint. Hendon certificate (2005) noting ''deep bright scarlet''. S.G. 313Wi, cat. £960. Photo.
1321 £350
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown 21/2d. carmine-red type I in a cylinder ''24'' dot block of six, fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. Spec. S52, cat. £900. Photo.
 
302 £6200
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: R.W. Hume hand coloured Valentine's Envelope No. 4, used 1841 (Aug. 21) to London bearing 1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 AK, with three ample margins tied by neat black Maltese Cross, some splitting, staining and reinforcement, otherwise fine and rare, a highly attractive coloured envelope. Photo.
583 £520
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II, SC16 1d. plate 6 MK-PL irregular block of eleven with ''Frank Ives Scudamore/Chief Examiner'' handstamps, usual imperfections and some perf. separation, also QH single. S.G. Spec. C4. Photo. Ex Harding.
949 | £260
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 2s.6d. (4), 5s. (3) and £1, fine c.d.s. used examples, the £1 a trifle toned otherwise good to fine and attractive. S.G. 315, 318, 320, cat. £2,070.
1322 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown 21/2d. carmine-red type I variety imperf. between stamp and top margin mint, one or two small gum wrinkles and rather heavy hinge remainder. S.G. Spec. S52a. Photo.