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Sale number: 17

Tuesday 25th May 2004

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1 £75
Mauritius: Postal History and Covers: 1849 (Apr. 16) entire letter from Calcutta to Port Louis ''pr. ''Clarissa'' & Kedgeree'', with double ring ''MAURITIUS/JU 1/1849/POST OFFICE'' receiving datestamp in black. Photo.
2 £100
Mauritius: Postal History and Covers: 1850 (Dec. 4) incoming entire letter from Calcutta to Port Louis ''p. ''Calpurnia'''', with straight line ''ship letter'' and 'MAURITIUS/JA 02/1851/G.P.O.'' crowned circle, both in black. Photo.
3 £90
Mauritius: Postal History and Covers: 1852 (Dec. 1) incoming entire letter from Calcutta to Port Louis ''p. Indiana'', rated ''1/-'' in ms. and with fine framed ''PAID'' in red and type b double ring ''PACKET LETTER/JA 8/1852/MAURITIUS'' in black. Photo.
7 | £60
Mauritius: Postal History and Covers: 1862, two incoming envelopes from England, both showing fine strikes of ''4d1/2'' accountancy mark in red, the first from Hastings (Feb. 18) to Capt. Harkness of the 5th. Fusiliers and franked 6d., the second stampless with Lombard Street Paid c.d.s. of Nov. 23, receiving backstamps.
10 £80
Mauritius: Postal History and Covers: 1864 (Oct. 3) entire to Runion endorsed ''pr. Saxonia'', franked 4d. rose neatly cancelled code B and backstamped scarce boxed ''M & I'' handstamp used at Runion on mail from Mauritius and India. Photo.
11 £230
Mauritius: Postal History and Covers: 1869 (Feb. 18) envelope ''via Marseilles'' to Devon, franked 4d. rose, 6d. green, both cancelled ''B53'', the former additionally tied by red ''9d'' accountancy handstamp, backstamped Mauritius code 3 ''FE 18/69'' c.d.s.. Photo.
12 £230
Mauritius: Postal History and Covers: 1870 (July 1) entire to Marseille ''via Suez'' franked 1/- blue pair (a few perfs. faintly stained at top) lightly cancelled ''B53'', rated ''2/-'' in ms. with red ''P.D.'' and octagonal ''POS. AN. V. SUEZ PAQ. F./26/JUL/70/1 MARS 1'' datestamp, all in red, backstamped Mauritius code 6 c.d.s. of ''JY 1/70'' in blue, attractive. Photo.
13 £300
Mauritius: Postal History and Covers: 1872 (Sept. 20) entire to Bordeaux endorsed per ''Messageries Mes.'' franked 4d. rose and 6d. green, all neatly cancelled ''B53'', with red ''P.D.'' and faint octagonal datestamp below, backstamped Mauritius code A c.d.s. of ''SP 20/72'' in blue and arrival datestamp, most attractive. Photo.
14 | £30
Mauritius: Postal History and Covers: 1873, 1874, fourteen incoming entires from France to Pipon, Adam & Cie., Port Louis, all with stamps removed but showing transit and arrival marks, etc., good to fine.
16 £65
Mauritius: Postal History and Covers: 1878 (Feb. 1) envelope ''Via Marseilles'' to Edinburgh, franked 25c. on 6d. slate-blue, well tied with blue Houdlette & Co. oval datestamp alongside, backstamped Mar. 3 arrival. part side flap missing, otherwise fine. Photo.
17 £165
Mauritius: Postal History and Covers: 1881 (Oct. 4) mourning envelope to Paris, franked 17c. on 4d. rose, with blue octagonal ''POSS. AN/4/OCT/PAQ. FR. T No. 1'', red Modane Paris Oct. 30 transit in red and backstamped same day arrival. The cover sent via Naples where slit for disinfection due to cholera epidemic. Photo.
19 £115
Mauritius: Postal History and Covers: 1882 (Mar. 21) envelope to Scotland in the hand of General Gordon (then Commander of the Royal Engineers in Mauritius), franked 17c. rose well tied, backstamped Apr. 17 arrival, slight soiling. Photo.
20 £80
Mauritius: Postal History and Covers: 1901 (Jan. 22) locally addressed envelope franked 50c. green cancelleed fine strike of ''ARGY/C/JA 22/1901'' c.d.s. with additional strike alongside, scarce. Photo.
21 £170
Mauritius: Postal History and Covers: 1903 (Oct. 13) small registered cover to Hungary, franked with the unusual combination of 1902 8c. green and black, 12c. on 36c. and and ''Postage &/Revenue'' 2r.50, cancelled ''MAURITIUS/2/OC 13/3'' c.d.s.'s, with faint London red registered oval transit and backstamped Budapest arrival. Photo.
22 | £30
Mauritius: Postal History and Covers: 1909-31(c.) selection of nine picture postcards, incl. 1931 to Austria with indistinct Railway c.d.s., three used 1909 from Natal to Delagoa Bay, others unused, poor to fine.
23 £115
Mauritius: Postal History and Covers: 1922 (Nov. 3) small stampless O.H.M.S. envelope addressed to Vacoas and showing fine strike of the ''MAURITUS/1/3 NO/22'' datestamp error, backstamped Vacoas same day and with flap missing, scarce. Photo.
24 | £250
Mauritius: 1847 ''POST OFFICE'' issues, 1912 reprints of the plate comprising both values, two sheets struck from the original Plate in vermilion and blue respectively, each impression lightly handstamped ''REPRINT'' on reverse, fine.
26 | £130
Mauritius: 1863-72 Wmk. Crown CC 1/- orange in a scarce block of eight (4 x 2) wing-margined at left, cancelled ''B53'', odd imperfections but mainly fine and unusual. S.G. 70.
28 £1350
Mauritius: 1879-80 2c. to 2r.50 set of nine imperf. plate proofs in issued colours on watermarked paper, each overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D11), mainly fine and rare. S.G. 92-100 Ps. Ex Kanai. Photo.
32 £280
Mauritius: 1879-80 2r.50 die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm.), endorsed ''AFTER HARDENING'', dated ''Oct. 29 1877'', initialled ''R.D.'' and further dated in ms. at right. S.G. 100 P. Ex Kanai. Photo.
33 £100
Mauritius: 1883, stamp sized master die proof with value tablet blank, in black on glazed card, used for the 15c. and subsequently 16c. values. Photo.
34 £180
Mauritius: 1894 15c. chestnut overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12) in a scarce horizontal strip of five as supplied to U.P.U., one showing broken leg to ''M'' [pos. 41 of setting], lightly hinged on two, otherwise fine with full gum. S.G. 107s. Photo.
35 £130
Mauritius: 1895-99 1c. imperf. colour trial in dull purple and ultramarine on Crown CA watermarked paper, fine with gum. S.G. 127 P. Photo.
36 £1400
Mauritius: 1896 De La Rue composite essay for the large format Arms design with handpainted frame in deep green, cream, carmine and Chinese white, affixed to card (90 x 114mm.) dated ''Febr. 27th 96'', endorsed ''Dupl.'' with pencil annotation above ''Postage Revenue/subsequently added'', light vertical bend barely detracts, most attractive. Photo.
37 £750
Mauritius: 1899 La Bourdonnais, master die proof with value tablet blank, in black on thin surfaced card (50 x 55mm.), dated ''29 MAY 99'' in blue above. S.G. 136 P. Ex Kanai. Photo.
38 £1650
Mauritius: 1899 La Bourdonnais, three die proofs of completed design, in light blue, vermilion and myrtle-green respectively, on thin surfaced card. S.G. 136 P. Ex Kanai. Photo.
42 £450
Mauritius: 1899 La Bourdonnais, imperf. colour trial in orange on unwatermarked wove paper, also the issued stamp overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12a, slight crease). (2 items). S.G. 136 P, s. Ex Kanai. Photo.
43 | £65
Mauritius: 1901-07 Arms 1c. imperf. colour trial in grey and black on red paper watermarked Crown CA, tiny thin in margin, otherwise fine with gum.
44 £130
Mauritius:1902 stamp sized master die proof for Rupee values with value tablet blank, in black on glazed card, ex De La Rue archives. Photo.
45 £160
Mauritius: 1902 1r. imperf. colour trial in black and carmine on red paper watermarked Crown CA, fine with part gum. Photo.
46 £160
Mauritius: 1902 1r. imperf. colour trial in grey-green and brown on unwatermarked paper, vertical bends, otherwise fine with gum. Photo.
47 £140
Mauritius: 1902 1r. imperf. colour trial in dull purple and ultramarine on unwatermarked paper, horizontal creasing, otherwise fine with part gum. Photo.
48 £320
Mauritius: 1902 2r.50 imperf. colour trial in grey-green and rose-carmine on unwatermarked paper, affixed to piece (73 x 40mm.) ex De La Rue archive, annotated ''3Rs. 75 Cts.'' alongside and with printer's fixing pinhole at upper left corner of design. Photo.
49 £130
Mauritius: 1902 2r.50 imperf. colour trial in dull purple and rose-carmine on unwatermarked paper, tiny thins, otherwise fine with gum. Photo.
51 | £920
Mauritius: 1904-07 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA Chalk surfaced paper 1c. to 6c. in scarce complete sheets of 120, mainly fine unmounted mint, fine and fresh. S.G. 164, 165a, 166, 167a, 168a, cat. 6,630++.
57 £320
Mauritius: Postal Stationery: Envelopes: K.E.VII 1904 6c. embossed die proof in vermilion on thin laid card, attractive. Photo.
58 | £50
Mauritius: Postal Stationery: Registered Envelopes: 1891-93 12c., 1904 8c. and 12c., size F, 1913 12c. (slight faults), Envelopes 1904 6c. and 15c., all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', also 1862 6d., 9d. (2, one slightly faded) overprinted ''CANCELLED''. (9 items)
61 | £80
Mauritius: Forgeries: Spiro Bros. engraved sheetlet of sixteen in carmine on thick wove paper, consisting of forged impressions of ''POST PAID'' 1d. early impression (4), intermediate impression (4), late impression (4) and Sherwin 2d. (4), fine and attractive.
63 | £85
Mauritius: Forgeries: Oneglia forgery of Dardenne 1d., a complete sheetlet of twenty (4 x 5) in vermilion on wove paper, ''used'' with fake void oval cancellations, mainly fine.
64 £130
Mauritius: Forgeries: Sperati forgery of 1880 13c. slate, ''used'' with fake barred numeral cancellation, signed on reverse, fine. Photo.
65 £160
Mauritius: Revenues: Bill Stamps: 1869 stamp sized, undenominated master die proof in orange on thick glazed card, ex De La Rue archives, fine. Photo.
66 £160
Mauritius: Revenues: Bill Stamps: 1869 stamp sized, undenominated master die proof in emerald-green on thick glazed card, ex De La Rue archives, trivial surface rub at top, otherwise fine. Photo.
67 £580
Mauritius: Revenues: Internal Revenue: 1869 stamp sized master die proof in black on glazed card, affixed to piece (73 x 45mm.) of thin card ex De La Rue archives, dated ''1869/(initials)/April 26'' alongside, also accompanying piece (73 x 129mm.) bearing twelve die proofs of value tablets from 2d. to 1, in black or purple on glazed card, dated between April 26th and May 5th alongside. Photo.
69 £1400
Mauritius Used in Rodrigues: 1863 Wmk. Crown CC 1d. purple-brown horizontal strip of three cancelled three strikes (two superb) of ''B65'', some reinforcement and pressed horizontal crease, a unique multiple. S.G. 56. Ex Kanai. Photo.
70 £120
Mauritius Used in Rodrigues: 1879-80 8c. blue, wmk. Crown CC, a wing-margined example with clear and complete ''B65'' cancellation, fine. S.G. 94. Photo.
71 | £1500
Mauritius Used in Rodrigues: Collection well presented on leaves, with 1911, two cover registered to England, one bearing 1910 1c. single, 2c., 4c. and 50c. pairs, the other with 5c. and 12c. vertical bisect (also matching half on piece), 1937 cover to the Inspector General of Police, Port Louis bearing K.G.V 5c., 12c. cancelled in violet and with ''RODRIGUES'' registration label numbered ''124'', 1935 (Aug. 16) to England bearing Silver Jubilee 5c., 12c., 20c., cancelled in violet and with ''16'' date slug inverted, later to 1959 incl. 1957 cover to Ohio with U.S. 5c. postage due, etc., mainly good to fine. (29 items, incl. 9 covers). Ex George Wren.
72 | £350
Mauritius Used in Rodrigues: Q.V. to K.G.VI selection of 24, incl. ''B65'' on 1863-72 4d., 1878 8c. on 2d., 1880 8c., 1885 16c. and 1891 8c. (3), Rodrigues c.d.s. in black or violet on various issues from 1916, poor to fine. Ex Morgan.
73 | £240
Mauritius Used in Rodrigues: Q.V. to K.G.V selection of 10, with ''B65'' on 1863-72 4d., 1885 4c. and 1891 8c., first and second type Rodrigues c.d.s.'s in black or violet, fair to fine.
74 £4000
Seychelles: Early Covers: 1854 (June 16) entire letter, in Italian and with disinfection slits, addressed from Geremia da Paglicita, Capuchin Prefect, ''Mah nelle Isole Seychelles 16 Giugno 1854'' to Cardinal Fransoni, Prefect in charge of Holy Propaganda in Rome, with red double ring oval ''PACKET LETTER/JY 22/1854/MAURITIUS'' type B, ms. rated ''1/-'' in red, etc. (2 further letters to be forwarded by the recipient having been originally enclosed, one to Pre Lon des Avanchers, the first Roman Catholic missionary to visit Seychelles in 1851) with red Indes Br. Marseille transit of Sept. 16, black Via Di Mare, and backstamped Rome Sept. 21 arrival. For further infomation on Pre Lon and early Catholic missionary activity on the islands, see article by Sue Hopson, IO Vol. 32, no. 1 (Jan. 2002). Photo. *
75 £1550
Seychelles: Early Covers: 1863 (Apr. 14) stampless envelope to Mauritius with Seychelles c.d.s. at top, carried on the ship ''Sultan'' and rated ''8d.'' ship mail rate in red ms., backstamped Apr. 27 Mauritius arrival datestamps. Only 6d. and 1/- Mauritius ''Britannia'' issues available in Seychelles at this date. Ex Harmers sale 1.5.1980. B.P.A. certificate (1980). Photo.
78 £3000
Seychelles: Early Covers: French Consular Mail, 1873 (Aug. 5) envelope from the French Consul at Mah to Mme. Ruingeaud in Paris, endorsed ''Service'' and ''Voie de Suez'' and countersigned at lower left, rated ''6'' in ms. and with central octagonal ''COL. FR./5/AOUT/73/PAQ. FR. T No. 2'' datestamp, backstamped with large blue consular cachet, circular Ligne V Aug. 10, Marseille Paris and Paris La Villette Aug. 10 arrival, with ''LV/1'' receipt mark in corner. Slight staining but a most interesting cover retaining traces of its original perfume spots. Ex Danson. Photo.
79 £380
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1859-61 6d. blue with a good strike, good to large margins, fine. S.G. Z2, cat. 800. Ex Farmer. Photo.
80 £140
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1859-61 6d. blue with light but clear strike, good to very large margins, minor creasing at top. S.G. Z2, cat. 800. Photo.
81 £180
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1859-61 6d. blue, a fair strike, good margins three sides, tiny corner crease, otherwise fine. S.G. Z2, cat. 800. Photo.
82 £700
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1859-61 6d. dull purple-slate, a very good strike, good to large margins, slight staining on reverse, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. Z3, cat. 1,700. Photo.
83 £450
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1859-61 1/- vermilion, a fine central strike, just cut-into at foot and some creases but attractive. S.G. Z4, cat. 1,300. Ex Harmers sale Aug. 1986. Photo.
84 £450
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1859-61 1/- vermilion, a fine strike, just touched at top, otherwise fine. S.G. Z4, cat. 1,300. Ex S.G. Johannesburg sale 31.10.1985. Photo.
85 £500
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1860-63, the selection comprising 1d. (2, one on piece with India 1a.), 2d., 4d. (3, one on piece with India 1a.), 9d. (4), 1/- buff, strikes fair to fine, some minor faults. (11). Photo
86 £140
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1860-63 1d. purple-brown, a superb central strike, minor bend, otherwise fine with good colour. S.G. Z5, cat. 180. Photo.
87 £270
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1860-63 6d. slate, a superb strike, two or three perfs. a little short and centred high, otherwise fine. S.G. Z9, cat. 500. Photo.
88 £80
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1860-63 1/- buff, a good strike, some imperfections but good colour. S.G. Z11, cat. 300. Photo.
89 £180
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1860-63 1/- green, a good if heavy central strike, fault at top but a reasonable example. S.G. Z12, cat. 600. B.P.A. certificate (1952). Photo.
90 £150
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1862 6d. slate, a fine central strike, slight thin at lower right, otherwise fine. S.G. Z13, cat. 800. B.P.A. certificate (1983). Photo.
91 £580
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1863-72, the selection comprising 1d. purple-brown, 1d. brown (3), 1d. bistre, 2d. blue (4), 3d. red (5), 4d. (16, incl. a pair on small piece), 6d. blue-green (5), 10d. (5), 1/- orange (6), 1/- blue (2), strikes and condition poor to fine. (50). Photo.
92 £120
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1863-72 10d. maroon, a horizontal pair with fair to good strikes, slight staining and perfs. a little trimmed at lower right but an unusual multiple. S.G. Z25, cat. 650+. Photo.
94 £120
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1863-72 10d. maroon, a good strike, minor vertical crease, otherwise fine. S.G. Z25, cat. 325. Photo.
95 £270
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1863-72 5/- rosy mauve, a good strike, one or two shortish perfs., otherwise fine. S.G. Z29, cat. 800. Photo.
96 £320
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1863-72 5/- bright mauve, a good strike, one or two shortish perfs. at left, otherwise fine. S.G. Z30, cat. 800. Photo.
97 £80
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1876 1/2d. on 9d. dull purple, a good strike, centred low to left, otherwise fine. S.G. Z31, cat. 275. Photo.
98 £580
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1878, the selection comprising 2c. (3), 4c. on 1d. (2), 8c. on 2d. (9), 13c. on 3d. (3), 17c. on 4d. (9), 25c. on 6d. (4), 38c. on 9d., 50c. on 1/- (3), 2r.50 on 5/-, strikes and condition poor to fine, also 1876 1/2d. on 9d. (2), 1/2d. on 10d. (3), 1877 1/2. on 10d., these last not guaranteed. (41). Photo.
99 £300
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1878 2r.50 on 5/- bright mauve, cancelled by good strike, fine. S.G. Z45, cat. 450. Photo.
100 £420
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1879-80, the selection comprising 2c. (2), 4c. (2), 8c. (9), 17c. (2), 25c. (3), 50c., 2r.50, strikes and condition poor to fine. (20). Photo.
101 £260
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1879-80 50c. green, a good strike leaving profile clear, fine. S.G. Z53, cat. 800. Photo.
102 £110
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1883-90 2c. Venetian red, a ''strip'' of five formed from two pairs and a single used together, cancelled by five good strikes of the cancellation, one or two faint tone spots, otherwise fine and unusual. S.G. Z55, cat. 275+. Photo.
103 £420
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1883-90, the selection comprising 2c. Venetian red (3), 2c. green (3), 4c. orange (7), 4c. carmine (3), 16c. (6), 25c. (2), 50c., also 1883 16 CENTS on 17c. (2), SIXTEEN CENTS on 17c. (6), strikes and condition poor to fine with not all strikes guaranteed. (38). Photo.
104 £210
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Adhesives: 1883 16 CENTS on 17c. rose used with 1883-90 4c. orange horizontal pair on piece, paying 16c. overseas rate + 8c. registration, cancelled poor to good strikes an additionally tied by fine Seychelles c.d.s. of ''SP 14/83'' and blue crayon, with part red London registered oval below, some stains but probably a unique franking. S.G. Z62, Z57. Ex Winchester. Photo.
108 £2500
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Covers: 1866 (Aug. 21) blue envelope to Ireland, endorsed ''Stamped'' and ''Per Marseilles'', franked 1860-63 9d. dull purple and 1863-72 2d. pale blue, cancelled good strikes of ''B64'' in blue (scarce), with red London Paid transit of Sept. 17 alongside, backstamped Seychelles ''AU 21/66'' despatch with code B reversed and Enniscorthy Sept. 18 arrival (less than one month in transit - this being particularly surprising as the P&O contract had terminated the previous month and the Messageries Maritimes schedule did not commence until November), a trifle soiled and creased. Ms. note on flap records ''Had to close at once - the last boat/ being called away - / Don't forget the Directive/ Care of Postmaster/ at Aden'', the sender presumably about to travel. Photo.
112 £1550
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Covers: 1879 (Jan. 23) envelope to Long Plain, Massachussetts, franked 25c. on 6d. pale blue, cancelled fine ''B64'' and additionally tied by red London Paid transit of ''1 MR 79'', backstamped fine Seychelles ''JA 23/79'' code B despatch and New York Mar. 32 transit, the envelope slightly foreshortened at left, otherwise fine and attractive. Photo.
113 £1500
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Covers: 1881 (Sept. 26) envelope to T. MacKinnon in England, franked 1878 17c. on 4d. rose, just tied by good ''B64'' with fine code B despatch c.d.s. at left, backstamped Thrapston Oct. 26 arrival, and with ms. note at left ''Coll. Ch. Gordon/ansd. Decr. 8 1881'', attractive. Photo.
114 £1900
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Covers: 1882 (Mar. 25) envelope from Government House to Sir Henry Barkly in London, franked 1879-80 17c. rose (2) paying double U.P.U. rate, cancelled good to fine ''B64'' cancellations with fine Seychelles despatch of ''MR 25/82'' alongside, backstamped ''AP 15/82'' arrival, part flap missing and slight soiling. Rare. Ex Harmers sale 1.5.1980. Photo.
116 £1650
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Covers: 1884 (July 11) envelope to Lady Barkly in London, franked SIXTEEN CENTS on 17c. rose, reduced U.P.U. rate, cancelled fine ''B64'' with Seychelles despatch code C (reversed) alongside, backstamped Aug. 1 arrival. Ex Dale Lichtenstein. Photo. *
121 £1350
Seychelles: Mauritius used in Seychelles: The "B64" Cancellation on Covers: 1887 (Mar. 23) envelope with Estampes handstamp at left, registered to Port Louis, Mauritius, bearing 1885 16c. chestnut, cancelled fine ''B64'', with fine Seychellles c.d.s. code C sideways alongside, two strikes of large ''R'' in circle, red Mar. 30 Mauritius registered oval arrival datestamp, slight creasing, otherwise fine. Photo.
125 £500
Seychelles: Mauritius Used in Seychelles: Postal Stationery: 1879 2c. brown postcard cancelled ''B64'' with local address and message in pencil. See Hopson & McCloy pp. 117-118. B.P.A. certificate (1977). Photo.
126 £620
Seychelles: Mauritius Used in Seychelles: Postal Stationery: 1879 4c. on 8c. blue postcard cancelled fine ''B64'', locally addressed to Cascade and with message both in pencil, ms. receiving date of ''1/7/88'', fine. See Hopson & McCloy pp. 117-118. Philatelic Foundation certificate (1979). Photo.
127 £380
Seychelles: Mauritius Used in Seychelles: Postal Stationery: 1879 6c. green postcard with circular intaglio ''POST OFFICE/(Crown/VR/SEYCHELLES'' seal in black at lower left, believed unique and thought to be a trial of the mailbag seal (see Hopson & McCloy, p.117). Ex Burnett and Winchester. Photo.
128 £750
Seychelles: Mauritius Used in Seychelles: Postal Stationery: 1879 6c. green postcard to Mauritius, cancelled by fine ''B64'' with good ''MR 26/82'' c.d.s. (no code) alongside and Port Louis arrival of ''AP 1/82'' at left, the message on reverse comprehensively deleted, the card folded and faintly stained but rare. Ex Burnett and Lickfold. See Hopson & McCloy p. 118. Photo.
131 £220
Seychelles: Mauritius Used in Seychelles: The Seychelles C.D.S.: 1882 4c. orange with fine ''28 FE/84'' code C c.d.s., bend at right, otherwise fine and rare. Known only between Feb. 25 and Feb. 29 1884, it is thought that the c.d.s. was employed during temporary unavailability of the ''B64'' cancellation. Photo.
132 £200
Seychelles: Mauritius Used in Seychelles: The Seychelles C.D.S.: 1883 SIXTEEN CENTS on 17c. rose with fine ''28 FE/84'' code C c.d.s., bend at foot, otherwise fine and rare. Known only between Feb. 25 and Feb. 29 1884, it is thought that the c.d.s. was employed during temporary unavailability of the ''B64'' cancellation. Ex Farmer and Stanley Gibbons sale 12.4.1984. Photo.
135 £210
Seychelles: 1889-1900 Key Plate ''POSTAGE/POSTAGE'' Proofs and Essays: 1899 (Dec.) 2c. imperf. colour trial in orange-brown on unwatermarked paper, white numeral, fine with gum. Photo.
136 £180
Seychelles: 1889-1900 Key Plate ''POSTAGE/POSTAGE'' Proofs and Essays: 3c. imperf. colour trial in pale olive-green and carmine on unwatermarked paper, white numeral, affixed to card, fine. Photo.
137 £150
Seychelles: 1889-1900 Key Plate ''POSTAGE/POSTAGE'' Proofs and Essays: 3c. imperf. colour trial in black on unwatermarked paper, white numeral, fine with part gum. Photo.
138 £150
Seychelles: 1889-1900 Key Plate ''POSTAGE/POSTAGE'' Proofs and Essays: 3c. imperf. colour trial in black and carmine (similar to 1900 1r.50) on unwatermarked paper, white numeral, fine without gum. Photo.
139 £150
Seychelles: 1889-1900 Key Plate ''POSTAGE/POSTAGE'' Proofs and Essays: 3c. imperf. colour trial in black and violet on unwatermarked paper, white numeral, fine with part gum. Photo.
140 £1250
Seychelles: 1889-1900 Key Plate ''POSTAGE/POSTAGE'' Proofs and Essays: 1899 (Sept.) 3c. die II imperf. colour trials (5) in black and carmine, violet, brown-purple and blue, yellow and carmine, and sage-green and black respectively, white numerals, affixed to piece of De La Rue Appendix sheet (157 x 82mm.) dated and headed ''Sept. 4th. 1899/Seychelles Req. 21/1899/Appendix B''. Ex. Robson Lowe sale, 9.11.1976, Burnett (1978), Dr. G. Latto (1993). Photo.
141 £190
Seychelles: 1889-1900 Key Plate ''POSTAGE/POSTAGE'' Proofs and Essays: 10c. die proof of name and value tablet, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm.), endorsed ''BEFORE/HARDENING'' and dated ''25 OCT. 89''. Photo.
142 £160
Seychelles: 1889-1900 Key Plate ''POSTAGE/POSTAGE'' Proofs and Essays: 16c. die proof of name and value tablet, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm.), endorsed ''BEFORE/HARDENING'' and dated ''25 OCT. 89''. Photo.
143 £170
Seychelles: 1889-1900 Key Plate ''POSTAGE/POSTAGE'' Proofs and Essays: 1r. imperf. colour trial in bright mauve and blue on unwatermarked paper, solid numeral, fine with part gum. Photo.
144 £180
Seychelles: 1889-1900 Key Plate ''POSTAGE/POSTAGE'' Proofs and Essays: 1r. imperf. colour trial in violet and blue-green on unwatermarked paper, solid numeral, fine with part gum. Photo.
145 £180
Seychelles: 1889-1900 Key Plate ''POSTAGE/POSTAGE'' Proofs and Essays: 1r. imperf. colour trial in sage-green and violet (similar to 1893 15c.) on unwatermarked paper, solid numeral, fine with part gum. Photo.
146 £150
Seychelles: 1889-1900 Key Plate ''POSTAGE/POSTAGE'' Proofs and Essays: 1r. imperf. colour trial in sage-green and red, solid numeral, affixed to small piece, fine. Ex. Dr. G. Latto. Photo.
147 £150
Seychelles: 1889-1900 Key Plate ''POSTAGE/POSTAGE'' Proofs and Essays: 1r. imperf. colour trial in black and chestnut on unwatermarked paper, solid numeral, fine with part gum. Photo.
149 £150
Seychelles: 1889-1900 Key Plate ''POSTAGE/POSTAGE'' Proofs and Essays: 1r. imperf. colour trial in black and chestnut on unwatermarked paper, solid numeral, affixed to small piece, fine. Ex. Dr. G. Latto. Photo.
150 £190
Seychelles: 1889-1900 Key Plate ''POSTAGE/POSTAGE'' Proofs and Essays: 1r. imperf. colour trial in black and blue-green on unwatermarked paper, solid numeral, affixed to small piece, fine. Ex. Dr. G. Latto. Photo.
151 £170
Seychelles: 1889-1900 Key Plate ''POSTAGE/POSTAGE'' Proofs and Essays: 1r. imperf. colour trial in black on unwatermarked paper, solid numeral, affixed to small piece, fine. Ex. Dr. G. Latto. Photo.
152 £170
Seychelles: 1889-1900 Key Plate ''POSTAGE/POSTAGE'' Proofs and Essays: 1r. imperf. colour trial in yellow and blue-green on unwatermarked paper, solid numeral, affixed to small piece, fine. Ex. Dr. G. Latto. Photo.
153 £170
Seychelles: 1889-1900 Key Plate ''POSTAGE/POSTAGE'' Proofs and Essays: 1r. imperf. colour trial in yellow and blue on unwatermarked paper, solid numeral, affixed to small piece, fine. Ex. Dr. G. Latto. Photo.
154 £170
Seychelles: 1889-1900 Key Plate ''POSTAGE/POSTAGE'' Proofs and Essays: 1r. imperf. colour trial in yellow and carmine on unwatermarked paper, solid numeral, affixed to small piece, fine. Ex. Dr. G. Latto. Photo.
155 £160
Seychelles: 1889-1900 Key Plate ''POSTAGE/POSTAGE'' Proofs and Essays: 1r. imperf. colour trial in deep purple and blue-green on unwatermarked paper, solid numeral, affixed to small piece, fine. Ex. Dr. G. Latto. Photo.
156 £170
Seychelles: 1889-1900 Key Plate ''POSTAGE/POSTAGE'' Proofs and Essays: 1r. imperf. colour trial in deep purple and blue (similar to 1890 8c.) on unwatermarked paper, solid numeral, affixed to small piece, fine. Ex. Dr. G. Latto. Photo.
157 | £270
Seychelles: 1890-1900 Key Plate Issues: Selection overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12), comprising 1890 die I 2c. to 96c., die II 2c. (pair) to 13c., 1893 3c. to 45c., and 1897-1900 2c. to 2r.25, mainly fine with gum. (27)
158 | £260
Seychelles: 1890-1900 Key Plate Issues: The selection of Plate no. examples comprising Plate 1 1890 die I 96c. (used with ''B64'' cancellation), Plate 2 1892 die II 2c. corner block of twelve and single, 4c. corner block of four and single,, 10c., 13c. pair and single, 16c., 1897-1900 2c. pair, 6c., 15c. pair and single, 18c., 75c., Plate 3 1897-1900 2c. corner strip of three and 6c. pair, mostly good to fine mint. (17 items)
159 | £280
Seychelles: 1890-1900 Key Plate Issues: Mint selection, incl. 1890 die I (2), 1892 die II (3), 1893 (2) and 1897-1900 (2) sets, mainly good to fine. (67)
160 | £190
Seychelles: 1890-1900 Key Plate Issues: Used selection, incl. 1890 die I to 48c. (3), 96c. (2), 1892 die II to 16c. (5), 1893 to 45c. (2), 1897-1900 to 2r.25 (2), mainly good to fine. (107)
161 | £70
Seychelles: 1890-1900 Key Plate Issues: The selection cancelled ''B64'', incl. 1890 die I 2c. to 96c., 1893 values to 15c. on 16c. die II, and later issues with 1906 values to 1r.50, 2r.25 and 1913 45c., strikes and condition mainly goood to fine. (33)
162 £300
Seychelles: 1890-1900 Key Plate Issues: 1893 New Values: 3c. to 45c. set of four overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12), each in a marginal horizontal strip of five, six stamps showing varieties in the overprinted noted, one 45c. with fault at top, otherwise mainly fine with gum, scarce multiples. S.G. 22s-25s. Photo. *
163 £120
Seychelles: 1890-1900 Key Plate Issues: 1893 New Values: 3c. to 45c. set of four overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12), each in a horizontal pair, fine with gum, scarce multiples. S.G. 22s-25s. Photo. *
164 | £55
Seychelles: 1890-1900 Key Plate Issues: 1897-1900 2c. to 2r.25 set of nine overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12), mainly fine with gum. S.G. 28s-36s, cat. 225.
166 £260
Seychelles: 1890-1900 Key Plate Issues: 1897-1900, the 1897 18c., 36c. and 1r. new values (replacing Provisional issues) overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12), each in a vertical strip of five as supplied to the U.P.U., some minor gum staining, otherwise fine with full gum and rare multiples. S.G. 31s, 32s, 34s. Photo. *
167 £200
Seychelles: 1890-1900 Key Plate Issues: 1897-1900 75c. yellow and violet, showing repaired ''S'' [Left pane, R. 7/3], mint, fine. S.G. 33a, cat. 450. Photo.
168 £230
Seychelles: 1890-1900 Key Plate Issues: 1897-1900 1r.50 grey and carmine, showing repaired ''S'' [Left pane, R. 7/3], mint, fine. S.G. 35a, cat. 475. Photo.
169 £350
Seychelles: 1890-1900 Key Plate Issues: 1897-1900 2r.25 bright mauve and green, showing repaired ''S'' [Left pane, R. 7/3], mint, fine. S.G. 36a, cat. 650. Photo.
170 | £60
Seychelles: 1893 Provisional Surcharges: 3c. on 4c., a complete mint sheet of 120, some toning, separation and reinforcement, but showing gradual inking of surcharge, etc. S.G. 15. *
171 | £90
Seychelles: 1893 Provisional Surcharges: 3c. on 4c. mint (11), used (7) showing a range of surcharge type varieties and positional variations, also surcharge inverted unused and used (slight creasing), the last with B.P.A. certificate (1963), fair to fine. (19) S.G. 15, vars, 15a.
173 £120
Seychelles: 1893 Provisional Surcharges: 3c. on 4c. carmine and green, variety surcharge inverted, mint, fine and fresh. S.G. 15a, cat. 300. Photo.
174 £130
Seychelles: 1893 Provisional Surcharges: 3c. on 4c. carmine and green, variety surcharge inverted, lightly cancelled ''B64'', fine. S.G. 15a, cat. 375. R.P.S. certificate (1954). Photo.
176 £1000
Seychelles: 1893 Provisional Surcharges: 3c. on 4c. carmine and green, mint interpanneau strip of four, the second stamp showing surcharge double (wide, partly on interpane), some reinforcement. Rare. S.G. 15b. B.P.A. certificate (1979). Photo. ''This occurred when the right hand pane of a sheet was passed through the press out of alignment, shifting the entire setting one column to the left - the rightmost stamp of each row received no overprint, and the overprint which should have been on the leftmost stamp of the pane appears straddling the perforations between the rightmost stamp of the left hand pane and the gutter between the panes. There are several pairs and strips of three, four or five known showing the cross-gutter double, ...'' (J.K. Weiss, from Seychelles: Postal History and Postage Stamps to 1976 by Sue Hopson & Brian McCloy, I.O.S.C. 2002)
177 £180
Seychelles: 1893 Provisional Surcharges: 3c. on 4c. carmine and green, mint example from the foot of the sheet showing grossly misplaced surcharge resulting in impression in lower margin, some toning at top. S.G. 15 var. R.P.S. certificate (1976). Ex. Melville-Smith, Fritz Muller (Sotheby's, 1988) and Spink sale, 20.7.2000. Photo.
178 £210
Seychelles: 1893 Provisional Surcharges: 3c. on 4c. carmine and green, an example from the foot of the sheet showing grossly misplaced surcharge resulting in impression in lower margin, large part original gum, small tone spot at top. S.G. 15 var. Photo.
179 | £90
Seychelles: 1893 Provisional Surcharges: 12c. on 16c. die I, mint (7, incl. plate no. example) and used (7, incl. a block), die II mint (6, incl. a block) and used (9) showing a range of damaged letters, etc., also die I surcharge inverted mint (officially defaced by red ink line) and used (slight thin), mainly good to fine. (31) S.G. 16, 17, vars.
180 £160
Seychelles: 1893 Provisional Surcharges: 12c. on 16c. chestnut and blue, die I, variety surcharge inverted, mint, fine. S.G. 16a, cat. 450. R.P.S. certificate (1966). Ex. Moon and Stanley Gibbons sale, 12.4.1984. Photo.
181 £210
Seychelles: 1893 Provisional Surcharges: 12c. on 16c. chestnut and blue, die I, variety surcharge inverted, mint, fine. S.G. 16a, cat. 450. B.P.A. certificate (2004). Photo.
182 £9000
Seychelles: 1893 Provisional Surcharges: 12c. on 16c. chestnut and blue, die I, variety surcharge double, mint, fine. Rare, one of only two recorded mint examples, the other being in the Royal collection. S.G. 16b, cat. 9,000 as used. B.P.A. certificates (1947 and 2004). Photo.
183 £60
Seychelles: 1893 Provisional Surcharges: 12c. on 16c. chestnut and blue, die I, mint example showing traces only of ''cents'' at foot, one perf. slightly pulled, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (1993) notes ''surcharge as type 2, but variety ''cents'' omitted - unused - is genuine misplaced surcharge.'' S.G. 16 var. Ex. R.A.F. Winchester. Photo.
184 £150
Seychelles: 1893 Provisional Surcharges: 12c. on 16c. chestnut and blue, die I, mint example from the upper row of the pane, with grossly misplaced surcharge resulting in ''cents'' completely omitted, fine. R.P.S. certificate (1970) notes ''genuine misplaced surcharge.'' S.G. 16 var. Photo.
185 £160
Seychelles: 1893 Provisional Surcharges: 12c. on 16c. die II, two mint and one unused (slight faults) showing three variations of the ''cents'' over ''12'' variety due to vertically misaligned impression. S.G. 17vars. Photo.
187 | £90
Seychelles: 1893 Provisional Surcharges: 15c. on 16c. die I mint (26, incl. a block of ten and plate no. corner strip and pair), used (6), die II mint (10, incl. a block) and used (5), showing damaged letters, spacing variations, etc., mainly good to fine. (47) S.G. 18, 19, vars.
188 £130
Seychelles: 1893 Provisional Surcharges: 15c. on 16c. chestnut and blue, die I, variety surcharge inverted, lightly hinged, fine. S.G. 18a, cat. 325. B.P.A. certificate (1990). Photo.
190 £100
Seychelles: 1893 Provisional Surcharges: 15c. on 16c. chestnut and blue, die I, variety surcharge inverted, cancelled ''24 AP/93'', fine. S.G. 18a, cat. 300. Photo.
194 £190
Seychelles: 1893 Provisional Surcharges: 15c. on 16c. chestnut and blue, die II, variety surcharge double, mint, fine. S.G. 19b, cat. 650. R.P.S. certificate (1956). Photo.
196 | £95
Seychelles: 1893 Provisional Surcharges: 45c. on 48c. ochre and green mint block of four with upper right stamp showing extensive damage to surcharge typeface, singles mint (6, one the deep shade), and used (4, one with plate no. cancelled ''B64''), good to fine. (14) S.G. 20, vars.
197 £120
Seychelles: 1893 Provisional Surcharges: 45c. on 48c. ochre and green, a mint example showing surcharge grossly misplaced resulting in ''cents'' above ''45'', fine. S.G. 20 var. Photo.
198 | £85
Seychelles: 1893 Provisional Surcharges: 90c. on 96c. mint (7, one with spaced ''t'' in ''cents'') and used (3, one with short tail to ''c''), good to fine. (9) S.G. 21, vars.
202 | £120
Seychelles: 1896 Provisional Surcharges: Selection comprising 18c. on 45c. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (2, with narrow ''E'' and broken ''NTS'' respectively), mint (11), used (24, incl. a block), 36c. on 45c. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (2), mint (8) and used (4), incl. a good range of type varieties and misplaced surcharges, mainly good to fine, also 1896 10pf. stationery card to Capt. Manton in the Port & Marine Dept. from Kiderlen in Ulm requesting the surcharges. (52 + 1 card)
204 £350
Seychelles: 1896 Provisional Surcharges: 18c. on 45c. brown and carmine, variety surcharge double, used, some colour diffusion at top, otherwise fine. S.G. 26a, cat. 1,400. B.P.A. certificate (1981). Photo.
206 £520
Seychelles: 1896 Provisional Surcharges: 36c. on 45c. brown and carmine, a mint example from the lower right corner of the sheet, light overall gum toning and some perf. reinforcement, otherwise fine. S.G. 27a, cat. 1,600. R.P.S. certificate (1950). Photo.
207 £1000
Seychelles: 1896 Provisional Surcharges: 36c. on 45c. brown and carmine, mint interpanneau pair from the foot of the sheet, the right stamp showing surcharge double, light vertical crease and some toning but rare with only five such pairs possible. S.G. 27, a. R.P.S. certificate (1978). Photo.
208 | £75
Seychelles: 1901 Provisional Surcharges: Mint and used selection, incl. damaged letters, some multiples, 3c. on 36c. plate no. pair, 6c. on 8c. mint block with two albino impressions of surcharge in lower margin due to folding under, etc., mainly good to fine. (51)
209 £650
Seychelles: 1901 Provisional Surcharges: 3c. on 10c. bright ultramarine and brown, variety surcharge double, mint, fine. S.G. 37a, cat. 700. R.P.S. certificate (1960). Photo.
210 £1350
Seychelles: 1901 Provisional Surcharges: 3c. on 10c. bright ultramarine and brown, variety surcharge triple, mint with slight overall gum toning. Believed unique, being the basis of the S.G. listing. S.G. 37b, unpriced. Brandon certificate (1995). Photo.
211 £250
Seychelles: 1901 Provisional Surcharges: 3c. on 10c. bright ultramarine and brown, lower right corner block of six (3 x 2) with plate no. ''2'', showing dramatic extra strike of perforation comb due to diagonal paper fold, unmounted mint, some minor staining in margin otherwise fine and attractive. S.G. 37 var. Photo.
212 £260
Seychelles: 1901 Provisional Surcharges: 3c. on 16c. chestnut and ultramarine, variety surcharge inverted, mint, fine. S.G. 38a, cat. 650. B.P.A. certificate (1956). Photo.
213 £160
Seychelles: 1901 Provisional Surcharges: 3c. on 16c. chestnut and ultramarine, variety surcharge double, mint, fine. S.G. 38b, cat 500. B.P.A. certificate (1961). Photo.
214 £210
Seychelles: 1901 Provisional Surcharges: 3c. on 16c. chestnut and ultramarine, variety surcharge double, used, fine. S.G. 38b, unpriced used. B.P.A. certificate (1984). Photo.
215 £190
Seychelles: 1901 Provisional Surcharges: 3c. on 16c. chestnut and ultramarine, mint vertical pair from the foot of the sheet, the upper stamp with the barest trace only of the ''3 cents'' surcharge, the lower stamp (unmounted) with partial impression only and with additional mainly albino impression in lower margin. S.G. 38c. Stamp Trade Protection Association certificate (1923). Photo.
217 £85
Seychelles: 1901 Provisional Surcharges: 3c. on 16c. chestnut and ultramarine, variety malformed ''S'', lightly hinged, fine. S.G. 38d, cat. 225. Photo.
218 £170
Seychelles: 1901 Provisional Surcharges: 3c. on 36c. brown and carmine, variety surcharge double, mint with light overal gum toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 39a, cat. 750. R.P.S. certificate (1987). Photo.
219 £240
Seychelles: 1901 Provisional Surcharges: 3c. on 36c. brown and carmine, variety surcharge double, cancelled ''JY 20/01'', fine. S.G. 39a, cat. 850. R.P.S. certificate (1971). Ex. Danson, Burnett. Photo.
222 £75
Seychelles: 1901 Provisional Surcharges: 6c. on 8c. brown-purple and ultramarine, a mint block of four with underinked surcharge resulting in partial omission on two and almost complete omission on lower left stamp, some minor gum toning. S.G. 40, var. Photo.
224 | £190
Seychelles: 1902 Provisional Surcharges: Selection of 40, with ''Specimen'' set, full sets mint (2) and used (2, with additional 45c. on 2r.25 pair), varieties incl. narrow ''0'' 30c. on 75c. in mint pair and used, 30c. on 1r. in in mint pair and singles (2), and narrow ''5'' 45c. on 2r. 25 mint, mainly good to fine.
225 £90
Seychelles: 1902 Provisional Surcharges: 45c. on 2r.25 bright mauve and green, lightly hinged horizontal pair, the left stamp showing narrow ''5'' in ''45'' [R. 4/1], some stray traces of surcharge ink, otherwise fine. S.G. 45, a, cat. 232+. Photo.
227 £580
Seychelles: 1902 Provisional Surcharges: 45c. on 2r.25 bright mauve and green, variety repaired ''S', c.t.o., fine. S.G. 45b, unpriced. B.P.A. certificate (2004). Photo.
229 £270
Seychelles: Queen Victoria Covers: 1893 (Nov. 10) envelope registered to Manchester, endorsed ''Via Marseilles/Per Steamer Polynsien'', franked by 12c. on 16c., 15c. on 16c. (2), all die I, cancelled ''B64'' with code C c.d.s., red London Dec. 1 transit and same day arrival backstamp. Photo.
231 £170
Seychelles: Queen Victoria Covers: 1894 (June 5) envelope to Sydney, bearing 1893 provisional surcharge basic set of five, cancelled ''B64'' with code C c.d.s. below, Ligne T June 17 transit and July 4 arrival backstamp. Photo.
232 | £130
Seychelles: Queen Victoria Covers: 1896 (Apr. 25), 1897 (Mar. 25) and (Apr. 1), three printed ''Kiderlen'' covers registered to Ulm, the first bearing 1890 96c., the second with 1892 die II 2c., 4c., 8c., 10c., 16c., 1893 3c., 12c., and the third with 1893 basic set of five, arrival backstamps.
233 £75
Seychelles: Queen Victoria Covers: 1896 (Oct. 10) front from registered package bearing 18c. on 45c. (11) incl. strips of three and seven, with 16c. die II, cancelled code A c.d.s.'s, most unusual. Photo.
234 £90
Seychelles: Queen Victoria Covers: 1896 (Nov. 26) envelope to New Zealand franked 18c. on 45c. with surcharge showing narrow ''E'' and misplaced to right resulting in ''S CENT'', just tied by code A c.d.s., Sydney and Christchurch transits and Timaru Jan. 7 arrival backstamps, unusual destination. Photo.
235 £60
Seychelles: Queen Victoria Covers: 1896 (Nov. 26) envelope to England, redirected within London franked 18c. on 45c. tied by code A c.d.s., and with Dec. 21 duplex arrival. Photo.
236 £100
Seychelles: Queen Victoria Covers: 1896 (Dec. 22) envelope to Paris, franked 18c. on 45c. with surcharge dramatically misplaced to right resulting in ''TS 18 CEN'', cancelled code A c.d.s. Photo.
237 | £65
Seychelles: Queen Victoria Covers: 1897 (Aug. 23) envelope to the German Consulate at Zanzibar, franked 36c. cancelled code A c.d.s, with Sept. 15 arrival backstamp.
238 £180
Seychelles: Queen Victoria Covers: 1899 (Feb. 11) envelope registered to Port Elizabeth, South Africa, franked with nine examples of 2c. die II paying 18c. rate, tied by code A c.d.s.'s, backstamped Zanzibar Mar. 9, Western T.P.O. Down Mar. 25 and Mar. 27 arrival. Photo.
241 | £60
Seychelles: Queen Victoria Covers: 1902 (Aug. 12) envelope to Banbury, franked 2c. orange-brown and green (2), 18c. ultramarine (3) cancelled Seychelles code A inverted c.d.s.'s, also locally addressed p.p.c. of Victoria Botanical Garden, franked code C c.d.s. of ''1 OC/07''. (2 items)
242 £100
Seychelles: Queen Victoria Covers: 1902 (Sept. 7) three ''Voight'' covers registered to Germany, variously bearing 1897-1900 set of nine, code B c.d.s.'s. Photo.
245 | £100
Seychelles: Queen Victoria Covers: 1904 to 1935, four late use philatelic registered covers to Germany (3) or England, comprising 1904 franked 30c. on 75c.; 1909 bearing 30c. on 75c., 30c. on 1r., 45c. on 1r.; 1913 with 1890 48c. and 1892 10c.; and 1935 (!) bearing 45c. on 2r.25.
246 | £200
Seychelles: King Edward VII Key Plate Issues: Mint selection of 64, incl. 1903 to 2r.25, 1903 surcharged and 1906 sets, two of each with additional shades, and 1903 2c., 6c., 12c., 30c., 75c. and 1r.50 plate no. examples, mainly fine.
247 | £190
Seychelles: King Edward VII Key Plate Issues: Used selection of 64, incl. 1903 to 2r.25 with shades to 1r.50, 1903 surcharges (3, incl. 3c. on 18c. block) and 1906 set with shades, etc., mainly good to fine.
248 | £120
Seychelles: King Edward VII Key Plate Issues: 1903 Wmk. Crown CA 2c. to 2r.25 set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12), 1903 surcharges, two sets handstamped ''Specimen'' (type SY4) showing variations in handstamp, mainly fine with gum. (17). S.G. 46s-59s, cat. 360.
249 £300
Seychelles: King Edward VII Key Plate Issues: 1903 Wmk. Crown CA 2c., 3c., 18c. and 30c. mint, 45c. unused, each showing dented frame [Left pane, R. 1/6], fine. (5) S.G. 46a, 47a, 51a, 52a, 53a, cat. 790. Photo.
250 £190
Seychelles: King Edward VII Key Plate Issues: 1903 Wmk. Crown CA 45c. brown and carmine, variety wmk. inverted, mint, fine. S.G. 53w, cat. 275. Photo.
251 £300
Seychelles: King Edward VII Key Plate Issues: 1903 Wmk. Crown CA 1r.50 black and carmine, showing dented frame [Left pane, R. 1/6], mint, fine. S.G. 55a, cat. 500. Photo.
252 £260
Seychelles: King Edward VII Key Plate Issues: 1903 surcharge set of three, mint, each showing dented frame [Left pane, R. 1/6], the 3c. on 45c. with slight toning and surface rub, otherwise fine. S.G. 57a, 58a, 59a, cat. 600. Photo.
253 | £48
Seychelles: King Edward VII Key Plate Issues: 1906 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 2c. chestnut and green, unmounted mint interpanneau strip of four with second stamp showing dented frame [Left pane, R. 1/6], fine and an excellent positional item. S.G. 60, a.
254 £150
Seychelles: King Edward VII Key Plate Issues: 1906 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 2c. (bends), 3c. (faintly stained perfs. at top) and 30c. (fine with interpane margin at right), each showing dented frame [Left pane, R. 1/6]. S.G. 60a, 61a, 66a, cat. 395. Photo.
255 £130
Seychelles: King Edward VII Key Plate Issues: 1906 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 6c. and 18c., both showing dented frame [Left pane, R. 1/6], the former with octagonal L.V. No.2 ''9/JUIL/10'' datestamp, slight perf. imperfections, the latter fine. S.G. 62a, 65a, cat. 280. Photo.
256 | £90
Seychelles: King Edward VII Key Plate Issues: 1906 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 1r.50 black and carmine, a scarce used block of four with interpane margin at left, cancelled ''8 MR/11'', fine. S.G. 69, cat. 240+.
257 £160
Seychelles: King Edward VII Key Plate Issues: 1906 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 1r.50 black and carmine, showing dented frame [Left pane, R. 1/6], cancelled ''B64'' (late use), minor surface fault at upper right, otherwise fine. S.G. 69a, cat. 500. B.P.A. certificate (2000). Photo.
258 £450
Seychelles: King Edward VII Key Plate Issues: 1906 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 2r.25 purple and green, showing dented frame [Left pane, R. 1/6], mint, fine. S.G. 70a, cat. 450. Photo.
259 £180
Seychelles: King Edward VII Key Plate Issues: 1906 die proofs for unissued values, 5c. die proof of name and value tablet, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm.), dated ''20 MAR. 06''. Photo.
260 £130
Seychelles: King Edward VII Key Plate Issues: 1906 die proofs for unissued values, 10c. die proof of name and value tablet, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm.), dated ''20 MAR. 06''. Photo.
261 £140
Seychelles: King Edward VII Key Plate Issues: 1906 die proofs for unissued values, 25c. die proof of name and value tablet, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm.), dated ''20 MAR. 06''. Photo.
262 £130
Seychelles: King Edward VII Key Plate Issues: 1906 die proofs for unissued values, 50c. die proof of name and value tablet, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm.), dated ''20 MAR. 06''. Photo.
263 £150
Seychelles: King Edward VII Key Plate Issues: 1906 die proofs for unissued values, 1r.25 die proof of name and value tablet, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm.), dated ''20 MAR. 06''. Photo.
264 £160
Seychelles: King Edward VII Key Plate Issues: 1906 die proofs for unissued values, 2r.50 die proof of name and value tablet, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm.), dated ''20 MAR. 06''. Photo.
265 £230
Seychelles: King Edward VII Key Plate Issues: 1907 (Nov.) General Trials, First Series, 6d. imperf. Imperium trial in purple and olive-green, white numeral, on piece with ms. note ''2/-'' alongside. Photo. Ex. Sussex.
266 | £280
Seychelles: King Edward VII Covers: 1903 to 1936, an interesting selection of covers and cards variously addressed, mostly philatelic, incl. 1904 registered to Vienna bearing values to 45c., 1911 p.c. of Le Sieur Quau de Quincy bearing 3c. on 45c., 1936 registered cover to England bearing K.E.VII 1r.50, etc., fair to fine. (9 covers or cards)
268 £400
Seychelles: King Edward VII Covers: 1904 (Mar. 4) 1r.50 and 2r. 25 on two matching registered covers to Switzerland, cancelled Seychelles code B c.d.s. with Ligne V (type 3) datestamp beneath. S.G. 55, 56. Photo.
269 | £150
Seychelles: King Edward VII Covers: 1909 (Sept. 27), 1912 (Oct. 14) and 1913 (July 11), three registered philatelic ''Wismar'' covers to Switzerland, the first bearing 30c. and 45c., the second a 2r.25 (with interpane margin at right), and the third 6c., 18c. (interpane marginal) and 45c. used with 1912-16 2c. (3 covers)
270 £650
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Master Die Proofs: 1918 Master die proof of the Die I Key Plate in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm.), endorsed ''AFTER/STRIKING'' and dated ''12/10/18/ M.B.'' in ms. Photo.
271 £400
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Master Die Proofs: 1918 stamp sized master die proof of the Die I Key Plate in black on glazed card affixed to piece (49 x 31mm.) ex De La Rue archives, annotated ''No. 4'' in red alongside, slight surface smears, otherwise fine. Photo.
273 £90
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1912-16 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 2c. to 2r. 25 set of eleven overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12), mainly fine with gum, also 18c., 75c., 1r.50 and 2r.25 additionally handstamped ''COLONIAS' by receiving authority, without gum and usual perf. imperfections. (15) S.G. 71s-81s, cat. 225+. Photo.
274 | £65
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1912-16 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 2c. (3) to 2r.25 (4), two complete sets with additional shades, mint, mainly fine. (32) S.G. 71-81.
275 | £95
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1912-16 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 2c. (2) to 2r.25 (12, incl. a block of eight), two complete sets with additional shades and 1r.50 split ''A'', used, mainly fine. (43) S.G. 71-81.
276 | £160
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1912-16 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA, the selection of mint Plate no. 1 examples comprising 2c. (two corner blocks, with and without green ''Jubilee'' line), 3c., 12c., 45c. (corner block and single), 1r.50 corner block, mint, two 1r.50 creased (not the plate no. example), otherwise mainly fine and hinged in margins only. (7 items)
277 £500
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1912-16 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 2c., 3c., 12c., 15c., 18c., 30c., 45c. and 75c., each showing split ''A'' [Left pane, R. 8/3], mint, mainly fine. (8) S.G. 71a, 72a, 74a, 75a, 76a, 77a, 78a, 79a. Photo.
278 £480
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1912-16 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 2c., 3c., 6c., 12c., 15c., 18c., 30c., 1r.50 and 2r.25, each showing split ''A'' [Left pane, R. 8/3], used, mainly fine. (8) S.G. 71a, 72a, 73a, 74a, 75a, 76a, 77a, 80a, 81a. Photo.
279 £450
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1912-16 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 2c. block of twenty (4 x 5) and 1r.50 block of nine, both corner marginal with Plate no. ''1'' and one stamp in each showing split ''A'' [Left pane, R. 8/3], mint with the varieties unmounted, mainly fine. S.G. 71, a, 80, a. Photo.
280 £200
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1912-16 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 75c. and 1r. 50 used blocks of four, the lower left stamp in each showing split ''A'' [Left pane, R. 8/3], mainly fine. S.G. 79, a, 80, a.
281 £350
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1912-16 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 2r.25 deep magenta and green showing split ''A'' [Left pane, R. 8/3], mint, fine. S.G. 81a, cat. 475. Photo.
282 £520
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1917-22, Lead proofs of the 5c., 12c., 18c. and 25c. affixed to card (118 x 69mm.) ex De La Rue Striking Book, each annotated ''60 Leads'' and dated ''Nov. 3-4-5-6''. Ex Burnett. Photo.
283 £130
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1917-22, Lead proof of the 20c. affixed to card (118 x 69mm.) ex De La Rue Striking Book, annotated ''120. 2 Leads'', dated ''July 14th'' with red invoice date of ''19.7.22''. Photo.
284 £380
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1917-22, Lead proofs of the 50c., 1r. and 5r. affixed to card (97 x 60mm.) ex De La Rue Striking Book, each annotated ''60 Leads'' and dated ''Nov. 7th-8 & 10th''. Ex Robson Lowe 9.11.1976 sale and Burnett. Photo.
285 £110
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1917-22 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 2c. to 5r. set of sixteen overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12), mainly fine with gum. S.G. 82s-97s, cat. 300. Photo.
286 | £140
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1917-22 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 2c. (2) to 2r.25 (5), 5r. (2) two complete sets with additional shades and some multiples incl. 25c. die II block of six on buff (one thinned), mint, mainly fine. (76) S.G. 82-97.
287 | £480
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1917-22 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 2c. (4) to 5r. (2) two complete sets with additional shades, 1r.50 die II block of four, etc., used, mainly good to fine. (70) S.G. 82-97.
288 | £1400
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1917-22 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA, the selection of mint Plate no. examples comprising Plate 5 2c. (corner block and single), 3c. (corner block and pair), 6c. (two corner blocks), 15c. block of six, 30c. (two corner blocks), 75c. (corner block and single), 1r.50 corner block, Plate 6 2c. (corner block of six and single), 3c. (two corner blocks (one c.t.o.), corner pair and single), 6c. corner block, 12c. corner block (one showing retouch), 18c. (corner block and single), 45c. (corner block and single), Plate 8 5c. (corner block of twelve and two corner blocks), 12c. (two corner blocks), 18c. corner block, 25c. (corner block and single), 50c. (corner block and single), 1r. corner block, Plate 10 4c. corner pair, 6c. corner block, 15c. corner pair, 18c. (corner block and single), 25c., 75c. and 1r.50 corner blocks, odd crease, otherwise mainly fine with many unmounted. (43 items)
290 £650
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1917-22 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 2r.25 yellow-green and violet, an exceptional mint lower right corner marginal block of 24 (6 x 4) with Plate no. 5, hinged on one and in margins only, mainly fine. S.G. 96, cat. 1,152++. Photo.
291 £420
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1917-22 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 5r. green and blue, lower left corner marginal mint block of four with Plate no. 8, hinged on one and in margin only, trivial thin on reverse of margin, otherwise fine. S.G. 97, cat. 320++. Photo.
292 £130
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1921-32 Wmk. Mult. Script CA 2c. to 5r. set of twenty four overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel types D12 or D16), mainly fine with gum. S.G. 98s-123s, cat. 400. Photo.
293 | £180
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1921-32 Wmk. Mult. Script CA 2c. (6) to 5r. (2) two complete sets with additional shades and a range of multiples, mint, mainly fine. (117) S.G. 98-123.
294 | £420
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1921-32 Wmk. Mult. Script CA 2c. (6) to 5r. (3) two complete sets with a range of additional shades used, mainly fine. (102) S.G. 98-123.
295 | £1200
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1921-32 Wmk. Mult. Script CA, the selection of mainly mint Plate no. examples comprising Plate 10 3c. black, 4c. green corner block, 5c. (corner block, corner pair (c.t.o.) and single), 6c. deep mauve, 12c. carmine-red and 15c. yellow blocks, 50c., Plate 11 2c. chestnut and green (corner block and single), 6c. deep mauve corner block, 12c., 18c. (corner block, corner pair and single), 20c. (3), 25c., 30c., 45c., 50c., 75c. (corner block and single), 1r.50 corner block, 2r.25 (two corner blocks and single), 5r., Plate 13 3c. green corner pair (c.t.o.), 6c. deep mauve, Plate 16 4c. sage-green and carmine (corner blocks of six and four), 9c. corner pair, Plate 20 6c. deep mauve (corner block and single - shades), Plate 21 2c. chestnut and green corner block, 3c. green corner block, 12c. grey, 20c., Plate 23 12c. grey (2, one c.t.o.), 1r. corner block, Plate 28 2c. chestnut and green (c.t.o.), 6c. deep mauve corner block, mostly fine with many unmounted. (46 items)
296 £500
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1921-32 9c. die proof of name and value tablet, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm.), dated ''23.X.26'' in ms., with further ms. note ''Appd./25/X/26'' and initialled. S.G. 106P. Photo.
297 £720
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1921-32 9c. imperf. colour trial in red, a paler shade than issued, affixed to piece (72 x 37mm.) ex De La Rue archives, the trial crossed by ms. line and endorsed ''not appd./(initials)/22/11''. S.G. 106 P. Photo.
298 £230
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1921-32 9c. imperf. colour trial in issued red on watermarked paper, fine with gum. Photo. S.G. 106 P. Photo.
299 £300
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1921-32 20c. die proof of name and value tablet, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm.), endorsed ''AFTER/STRIKING'' and dated ''14/7/22'' in ms.. S.G. 113P. Photo.
300 £160
Seychelles: King George V Key Plate Issues: 1921-32 Wmk. Mult. Script CA 5r. yellow-green and blue, a fine unmounted mint block of four, marginal from the right of the sheet. S.G. 123, cat. 280++. Photo.
301 | £150
Seychelles: King George V Covers: 1914 to 1937, selection of seven philatelic covers and one card, incl. 1914 registered ''Kiderlen'' bearing 3c., 15c., 30c. and 75c., 1918 registered bearing 30c., 45c., 75c., 1r.50 and 2r.25, two ''Smye'' ''Paquebot'' covers bearing G.B. adhesives, unusual 1937 Karl Lewis handpainted cover depicting coastal scene on Mah, etc. (8 items)
302 | £80
Seychelles: King George V Covers: 1917, 1918 and 1921, three printed ''Wilson'' covers registered to Birmingham, variously bearing values to 45c., good to fine.
303 | £100
Seychelles: King George V Covers: 1922, 1923, 1930, 1934 and 1936, selection of five commercial covers or cards to England (3), Mauritius or U.S.A., incl. 1922 p.p.c. of Victoria Harbour franked 12c., 1923 registered cover (part address excised) franked 1r., and 1934 from S.D.A. Missionary at Mah ''Via Mombasa'' registered to Mauritius at 42c. rate with 2c. (3), 6c., 9c. (2) and 12c., all cancelled Victoria c.d.s.'s codes A, (no code), C (2) and B respectively.
304 | £260
Seychelles: King George V Covers: 1926 to 1936, selection of twelve ''Harwood'' covers registered to Beaconsfield or London, variously franked incl. 1927 with 75c., 1934 with 1r.50 and 1936 with 5r., some stains, mainly fair to fine.
306 | £65
Seychelles: King George V Covers: 1933 (June 26) and 1936 (date unclear), two airmail covers with etiquettes, the first endorsed ''Via Mombasa - Nairobi -/London'', franked 9c., 18c. and 30c. with added G.B. 1/2d. used as postage due, cancelled Birmingham July 31 arrival, the second ''By Air Mail via Nairobi'' with 2c., 3c. and 50c.
307 | £90
Seychelles: 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue: 6c. ultramarine and black, mint lower left corner marginal block of four, one with ''extra flagstaff'' [Pl. ''1'', R. 9/1], fine. S.G. 128, a, cat. 200+.
308 £120
Seychelles: 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue: 6c. ultramarine and black, an unmounted mint upper left corner marginal block of four, one with ''short extra flagstaff'' [Pl. ''2'', R. 2/1], fine. S.G. 128, b, cat. 180+.
309 £100
Seychelles: 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue: 6c. mint and 1r. unmounted mint, both showing ''short extra flagstaff'' [Pl. ''2'', R. 2/1], the latter with corner crease at upper left, otherwise fine. S.G. 128b, 131b, cat. 480. Photo.
310 | £160
Seychelles: 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue: 6c. ultramarine and black, a mint upper right corner marginal block of four (with sheet no. ''48''), one with ''lightning conductor'' [Pl. ''3'', R. 2/5], hinged in margins only, trivial grease marks on perfs. at foot of lower pair, otherwise fine. S.G. 128, c, cat. 275+.
311 £160
Seychelles: 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue: 6c. ultramarine and black, a mint vertical pair, marginal from the left of the sheet, one with ''flagstaff on right-hand turret'' [Pl. ''5'', R. 7/1], fine. S.G. 128, d, cat. 275+. Photo.
312 £80
Seychelles: 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue: 6c. ultramarine and black, a mint example showing flagstaff re-entry [Pl. 6, R. 1/2] similar to ''double'' flagstaff from same Plate, fine. S.G. 128 var.
313 £1700
Seychelles: 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue: 12c. green and indigo, a lower left corner marginal block of four, one with ''extra flagstaff'' [Pl. ''1'', R. 9/1], hinged in margin only, fine and rare (one of only 51 possible examples). S.G. 129, a, cat. 3,000++. R.P.S. certificate (1972). Photo.
314 £1200
Seychelles: 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue: 12c. green and indigo, a mint lower left corner marginal vertical pair, one with ''extra flagstaff'' [Pl. ''1'', R. 9/1], fine and rare (one of only 51 possible examples). S.G. 129, a, cat. 3,000+. Photocopy of B.P.A. certificate (1979). Photo.
315 £1350
Seychelles: 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue: 12c. green and indigo, a fine used example with ''extra flagstaff'' [Pl. ''1'', R. 9/1], fine and rare. S.G. 129a, cat. 2,750. R.P.S. certificate (1975). Photo.
316 £170
Seychelles: 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue: 12c. green and indigo, an unmounted mint upper left corner marginal block of four, one with ''short extra flagstaff'' [Pl. ''2'', R. 2/1], fine. S.G. 129, b, cat. 325++. Photo.
317 £800
Seychelles: 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue: 12c. green and indigo, showing ''lightning conductor'' [Pl. ''3'', R. 2/5], mint, rather heavily mounted, otherwise fine. S.G. 129c, cat. 1,600. Photo.
318 £230
Seychelles: 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue: 12c. green and indigo, a mint block of four, marginal from the left of the sheet, one with ''flagstaff on right-hand turret'' [Pl. ''5'', R. 7/1], one normal creased, otherwise fine. S.G. 129, d, cat. 400+. Photo.
319 £240
Seychelles: 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue: 12c. green and indigo, a mint block of four, marginal from the left of the sheet, one with ''flagstaff on right-hand turret'' [Pl. ''5'', R. 7/1], fine. S.G. 129, d, cat. 400+. Photo.
320 £150
Seychelles: 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue: 20c. brown and deep blue, lower left corner marginal vertical pair, one with ''extra flagstaff'' [Pl. ''1'', R. 9/1], fine unmounted mint. S.G. 130, a, cat. 325+. Photo. *
321 £110
Seychelles: 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue: 20c. brown and deep blue, a lower left corner marginal block of four, one with ''extra flagstaff'' [Pl. ''1'', R. 9/1], mint, fine. S.G. 130, a, cat. 325+. Photo.
322 | £120
Seychelles: 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue: 20c. brown and deep blue, an unmounted mint upper left corner marginal block of four, one with ''short extra flagstaff'' [Pl. ''2'', R. 2/1], one normal with trivial bend, otherwise fine. S.G. 130, b, cat. 225++.
323 £180
Seychelles: 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue: 20c. brown and deep blue, a commercially used example showing ''lightning conductor'' [Pl. ''3'', R. 2/5], fine. S.G. 130c, unpriced. Photo.
324 £190
Seychelles: 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue: 20c. brown and deep blue, a mint example with ''flagstaff on right-hand turret'' [Pl. ''5'', R. 7/1], fine. S.G. 130, d, cat. 350. Photo.
325 £130
Seychelles: 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue: 1r. slate and purple, unmounted mint lower left corner marginal block of four, one with ''extra flagstaff'' [Pl. ''1'', R. 9/1], fine. S.G. 131, a, cat. 170++. Photo.
326 £80
Seychelles: 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue: 1r. slate and purple, a fine used single showing ''extra flagstaff'' [Pl. ''1'', R. 9/1], fine. S.G. 131a, cat. 225. Photo.
327 | £140
Seychelles: 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue: 1r. slate and purple, a mint upper right corner marginal block of four (with ms. sheet no. ''16''), one with ''lightning conductor'' [Pl. ''3'', R. 2/5], hinged in margins only, fine. S.G. 131, c, cat. 196++.
328 | £150
Seychelles: 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue: The selection comprising set perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (each with R.P.S. certificate, 1975), sets mint (3), used (6, incl. blocks), 12c. single and full set used on covers, also 6c. corner block of six, 12c. and 20c., each showing ''hairline to left of round tower'' [Pl. ''2'', R. 8/6], mainly fine. (44 + 2 covers)
329 | £400
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: The collection in a boxed Philatelic album, mint and used with some covers and a range of f.d.c.'s incl. village cancellations, incl. 1937 Coronation set, 1938 set of fifteen and 1946 Victory set perforated ''SPECIMEN'', 1938-49 set mint and used, 20c. brown-ochre ''handkerchief'' flaw, 1938 (Feb. 10) f.d.c. with 75c. and 1r., 1947 Paris U.P.U. Congress presentation folder, 1948 Silver Wedding unmounted mint blocks of four, 1952 set mint and used (3, one on first day front, another on fronts with 1953 Jubilee cancellations), varieties, etc., mainly fine.
331 | £400
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1938 to 1952, an interesting selection of commercial and philatelic covers, incl. f.d.c.'s with 75c. slate-blue and 1r. yellow-green (also on (Mar. 25) cover) and 1952 set (2), 1938-49 censored (3), O.H.M.S. (4, one with 1r. yellow-green), scarcer cancellations incl. bay St. Anne, Praslin, Grand Anse, etc., mainly good to fine. (65)
332 £270
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1938-49 2c. to 5r. set of twenty four perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type H3), mainly fine with gum. S.G. 135s-49s (excl. 144b), cat. 425. Photo.
333 | £520
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1938-49 3c. green (one with small stain), 6c. orange, 9c. scarlet, 12c., 20c. blue, 25c., 30c. carmine, 50c. (both), 75c. (both) and 1r. yellow-green, each in an unmounted mint (excl. one 25c.) marginal block of four, mainly fine. (48) Btwn. S.G. 136 and 146.
334 £450
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1938-49 6c. greyish green, variety wmk. inverted, fine unmounted mint with a few tiny backing paper adhesions. S.G. 137aw, cat. 550. Photo.
337 | £130
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1939 to 1945, selection of eight censored covers, incl. Censor No. 2 strikes in black or violet (3), 1939 (Sept. 10) B.I.S.N. Co. Ltd. to the Philippines bearing Seychelles 3c., 6c., 9c., 12c. used from Mombasa (probably by member of the Seychelles Defence Force); E.A. A.P.O. 81 1943 to Surrey and 1945 to California; 1944 E.A. A.P.O. 53 to Lancashire, etc., mainly good to fine.
338 £320
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 2c. lilac, block of four from the top of the sheet showing watermark error Crown missing between upper pair and margin, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 158, a. Photo.
339 | £70
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 2c. lilac, an unmounted mint block of twelve (4 x 3), marginal from the top of the sheet, one stamp in upper row showing watermark error St. Edward's Crown, fine. S.G. 158, b, cat. 120+.
340 | £55
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 2c. lilac, an unmounted mint block of four, marginal from the top of the sheet, the lower left stamp showing watermark error St. Edward's Crown, fine. S.G. 158, b, cat. 120+.
343 | £50
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 3c. orange, an unmounted mint block of eight (4 x 2) from the left of the sheet, clearly showing watermark error St. Edward's Crown in margin, fine.
344 £550
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 9c. chalky blue showing watermark error Crown missing, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 160a, cat. 700. Photo.
345 | £120
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 9c. chalky blue, an unmounted mint block of four, marginal from the top of the sheet, the lower left stamp showing watermark error St. Edward's Crown, fine. S.G. 160b, cat. 225+.
347 £280
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 15c. deep yellow-green lower left corner marginal block of six (3 x 2), the upper right stamp showing watermark error Crown missing, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 161, a, cat. 500+. Photo.
348 | £130
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 15c. deep yellow-green upper left corner marginal block of six (3 x 2), the upper right stamp showing watermark error St. Edward's Crown, one (not the variety) with minor bend, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 161, b, cat. 200+.
349 £150
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 15c. deep yellow-green, a fine used example showing watermark error St. Edward's Crown. S.G. 161b, unpriced. Photo.
350 £450
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 18c. carmine-lake, a mint block of eight (4 x 2) from the left of the sheet showing watermark error Crown missing at centre, some perf. separation and lower central pair with bend at foot, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 162, a, cat. 750. Photo.
351 £180
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 18c. carmine-lake showing watermark error St. Edward's Crown, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 162b, cat. 300. B.P.A. certificate (1976). Photo.
353 £420
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 20c. orange-yellow, a fine used example showing watermark error Crown missing, fine. S.G. 163a, unpriced. Photo.
354 £210
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 20c. orange-yellow, a fine mint example showing watermark error St. Edward's Crown. S.G. 163b, cat. 350. B.P.A. certificate (1976). Photo.
355 £170
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 20c. orange-yellow, a fine used example showing watermark error St. Edward's Crown. S.G. 163b, unpriced. Photo.
356 | £170
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 25c. vermilion, an unmounted mint block of twelve (4 x 3), marginal from the top of the sheet, one stamp in upper row showing watermark error St. Edward's Crown, fine. S.G. 164, b, cat. 350+.
357 £90
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 25c. vermilion, a fine mint example showing watermark error St. Edward's Crown. S.G. 164b, cat. 350. Photo.
358 £280
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 40c. ultramarine, an unmounted mint example from the top of the sheet showing watermark error St. Edward's Crown, fine. S.G. 165b, cat. 475. Photo.
359 £200
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 45c. purple-brown, an unmounted mint block of twelve (3 x 4), marginal from the right of the sheet, one showing watermark error St. Edward's Crown, fine. S.G. 166, b, cat. 425+. Photo.
360 £190
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 45c. purple-brown, a used example showing watermark error St. Edward's Crown, fine. S.G. 166b, unpriced. Photo.
361 £480
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 50c. reddish violet, a fine used example showing watermark error Crown missing. S.G. 167a, unpriced. Photo.
362 £220
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 50c. reddish violet, a fine mint example showing watermark error St. Edward's Crown. S.G. 167b, cat. 450. Photo.
363 £600
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 1r. grey-black, a fine mint example showing watermark error St. Edward's Crown. S.G. 168b, cat. 800. Photo.
364 £700
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 2r.25 brown-olive, a fine unmounted mint example showing watermark error St. Edward's Crown. S.G. 170b, cat. 900. Photo.
365 £500
Seychelles: King George VI Issues: 1952 5r. red, a mint example showing watermark error St. Edward's Crown, fine. S.G. 171b, cat. 750. Photo.
366 | £700
Seychelles: Queen Elizabeth II Issues: The comprehensive collection of issues to 2003 in eight boxed Philatelic albums, with most sets unmounted mint and used, incl. blocks of four and gutter pairs, and on f.d.c., incl. 1954-61 set in unmounted mint blocks of four and used, 1962-68 to 10r. (2) unmounted mint blocks of four and used, miniature sheets, some ''SPECIMEN'' overprints, varieties incl. 1962 15c. major colour shift of red block of four, 1968 Bicentenary 20c. gold doubly printed, 1977 Silver Jubilee 20c. wmk. Crown to right of CA, 1980 Birds wmk. upright strip, etc., mainly fine.
367 | £150
Seychelles: Queen Elizabeth II Issues: Collection of cancellations, covers, etc. in a boxed Philatelic album, one binder and loose, incl. postal stationery, rural posts with also a range of adhesives, O.H.M.S., 1969 10c. Postage Prepaid local handstamp (2), mainly good to fine.
368 £380
Seychelles: Queen Elizabeth II Issues: 1957 5c. on 45c. purple-brown, complete sheets of the first and second settings, both showing italic letter varieties, the first also with thick bars omitted variety [R. 5/2], mainly fine unmounted mint. (100) S.G. 191, a-d
369 £920
Seychelles: Queen Elizabeth II Issues: 1957 5c. on 45c. purple-brown, variety surcharge double, the unique lower right corner marginal block of four with Plate number [R. 9/4-10/5], fine unmounted mint with Bridger and Kay guarantee (1960). S.G. 191e, cat. 1,500+ (2002). Photo.
370 £200
Seychelles: Queen Elizabeth II Issues: 1957 5c. on 45c. purple-brown, variety surcharge double [R. 4/2], fine unmounted mint. S.G. 191e, cat. 375 (2002). Photo.
371 £300
Seychelles: Queen Elizabeth II Issues: 1957 5c. on 45c. purple-brown, variety surcharge double [R. 9/2] additionally showing italic ''c'', fine mint with Bridger and Kay guarantee (1960). S.G. 191e var., Photo.
373 | £75
Seychelles: Queen Elizabeth II Issues: 1976 Independence overprint 95c. unmounted mint, 3r.50 (cream paper) corner marginal unmounted mint and used, all with overprint inverted, fine. (3) S.G. 376a, 378ba.
374 | £65
Seychelles: Queen Elizabeth II Issues: 1980 Coco-de-Mer miniature sheet, variety wmk. inverted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. MS486w, cat. 150 (2002)
375 | £85
Seychelles: Queen Elizabeth II Issues: 1983 surcharges, a selection of varieties comprising S.G. 573b, 573e, 574b, 574e and sheetlet comprising 573c x 6 and 574c, fine unmounted mint. Cat. 557 (2002)
376 | £140
Seychelles: Collections: The balance of the Peter Morgan collection in three stockbooks and loose, incl. Mauritius used with ''B64'' cancellations, 1935 Silver Jubilee set on covers (4), 1954-61 to 10r. (block of four) unmounted mint, miniature sheets, postal stationery, revenues, etc., poor to fine.
377 | £200
Seychelles: Collections: A mainly mint Q.V. to K.G.VI collection on leaves, incl. 1903 and 1906 values to 2r.25, 1917-22 and 1921-28 to 5r. 1938-49 75c. slate-blue, etc., poor to fine. (154) *
378 | £50
Seychelles: Collections: Literature: Selection incl. ''Seychelles: Postage Stamps and Postal History'' by Farmer (1955), ''Seychelles: Postal History and Postage Stamps to 1976'' ed. Hopson & McCloy (2002), ''IO'' Bulletin, whole no.'s 1 -101 less 72, 77 and 83, and Indian Ocean Study Circle handbook publications no's 1-10, good to fine.
380 | £110
Seychelles: Postage Dues: 1951 to 1980, collection with issues complete mint incl. 1980 set of gutter pairs and singles all overprinted ''SPECIMEN', and a range of covers variously bearing 1951 set with another set on f.d.c., etc., mainly fine. (106 + 11 covers)
387 | £120
Seychelles: Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1895 8c. type a used 1895 (Oct. 17) registered to Paris with added 16c., 45c. and blue Ligne T backstamp, 8c. type b used 1900 (May 31) to Marseille uprated with 2c. pair, 3c. and with red Modane-Paris transit, 15c. type b used 1895 (Nov. 14) to Bombay and unusually showing Sea Post Office A transit backstamp (scarce via Aden). (3) H&M E1a, E1b, E2b
390 | £120
Seychelles: Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1900 6c. on 8c. carmine type a, three used examples, the first locally addressed 1902 (June 30) with surcharge misplaced at angle and additionally bearing 1901 surcharge set of four, 1902 2c. on 4c., 30c. on 1r. and 45c. on 1r., cancelled Seychelles c.d.s.'s with code B inverted; the second 1903 (Apr. 7) to Berlin uprated with 3c. and 6c.; the third registered 1903 (Sept. 7) to Tunbridge Wells with K.E.VII 12c. H&M E5a.
391 | £120
Seychelles: Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1900 6c. on 8c. carmine type b, four used examples: 1901 (July 9) to Germany; 1901 (July 30) unusually to Jersey; 1903 (Oct. 8) with added K.E.VII 2c., 3c. strip of four and 1904 (Mar. 9) with added 3c. (2), 6c. and surcharge set of three, both registered to Sicily. H&M E5b.
392 | £100
Seychelles: Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1900 6c. on 15c. blue, two scarce used examples, both registered: the first 1908 (Apr. 7) to Basel with added 6c., 15c., 45c., the second (May 12) to Milwaukee with added 15c. and (on the reverse) 3c. pair, arrival backstamps. H&ME6a
394 £380
Seychelles: Postal Stationery: Registered Envelopes: 1912 (Nov. 19) K.E.VII 12c. size H used to London with added 1906 3c. pair (one with dented frame), strip of three and 1912 15c., cancelled code B c.d.s.'s and with Dec. 9 arrivals. Photo. *
398 | £160
Seychelles: Revenues: A selection of 34, incl. Bill Stamps with 1897 5c. mint (3), used, 40c. mint, Revenue 1894 surcharges with 4c. on 6c. vertical strip of five, mint, Internal Revenue overprint 1894 10c. to 50c. mint, 50c. pair used on piece, etc., poor to fine. *
399 £2500
Seychelles: Revenues: Revenue: 1892 Appendix sheet (142 x 286mm.) ex De La Rue archives, dated ''Augt. 8th 1892'' and bearing nine imperf. essays of ''REVENUE/REVENUE'' Key Plate (used with K.E.VII head from 1906) in dull purple (4) or in dull green (5) with country name and value tablets handpainted in various colours, initialled and additionally dated at foot. Ex Robson Lowe 9.11.1976 and Spink 20.7.2000 sales. Photo.
412 £230
Seychelles: Revenues: Revenue: 1905 De La Rue imperf. colour trials of ''REVENUE/REVENUE'' Key Plate used from 1906, three examples denominated 1d. on Mult. Crown CA watermarked paper, in dull green and orange; dull green and bright green; and dull green and ultramarine respectively, two with slight corner faults from removal from archive, otherwise fine with gum. Ex Spink sale 20.7.2000. Photo.
416 £230
Seychelles: Revenues: Stamp Duty: 1904 composite essay dated ''JUNE 1ST 1904'', handpainted in vermilion and Chinese white on buff tracing paper affixed to board (67 x 50mm.), with embossed crown in centre, denominated 24c. with additional ''25'', ''38'', ''50'' and ''75'' value tablets similarly handpainted alongside. Unrecorded by Hopson & McCloy. Ex Robson Lowe 9.11.1976 sale. Photo.
419 | £75
Seychelles: The Rural Post: Coded Seychelles Datestamps: Code 1: 1890 13c., 16c., 48c., 1892 2c., 1893 15c. on 16c. die I, 45c. on 48c. (6, all cancelled ''MY 29/95''), 1893 12c., 45c., 1900 6c., part or large part strikes used in 1895 between ''16 FE/95'' and ''SP 10/(?)'', a few with year date incomplete, mainly good to fine. (14)
421 £80
Seychelles: The Rural Post: Coded Seychelles Datestamps: Code 1: 1895 (July 10) cover registered to Leipzig, bearing 1890 2c., 16c., 1892 13c. pair, 1893 12c., cancelled fair to good strikes, with Ligne T July 17 transit and Aug. 1 arrival backstamp. Photo.
433 | £80
Seychelles: The Rural Post: Coded Seychelles Datestamps: Code 5: 1890 8c. (2), 10c. (2), 13c. (2), 16c. (2), 48c., 96c., 1892 2c., 4c. (2), 13c. (2), 1893 3c. on 4c., 12c. on 16c. die I, die II (2), 15c. on 16c. die II (5), (Nov.) 3c., 12c. (4), 15c., 45c., used between ''MY 17/95'' and ''SP 16/95'', part or large part strikes, a few with with date incomplete, mainly good to fine. (31)
434 £85
Seychelles: The Rural Post: Coded Seychelles Datestamps: Code 5: 1895 (Apr. 1) 8c. carmine stationery envelope with added 2c. pair, 3c. strip of three, 13c., cancelled by six fair to fine strikes of the datestamp, registered to Ulm with Large ''R'' in circle and light Ligne T transit, attractive. Photo.
437 £850
Seychelles: The Rural Post: Village Datestamps: Anse Boileau: 1900 2c. orange-brown and green, cancelled light ''ANSE BOILEAU/C/15 11/01'' c.d.s., fine and rare. Photo.
438 | £190
Seychelles: The Rural Post: Village Datestamps: Anse Royale: 1901 to 1956, the collection incl. 1st series c.d.s. on 1890 4c., 1893 3c., 15c., 1897-1900 2c., 6c. (2), 15c., 2r.25, 1901 3c. on 16c., 6c. on 8c., 1903 values to 30c. (2), 2nd series on 1901 3c. on 36c., Bridge type on 1931 and 1933 ''Harwood'' covers with registration handstamp, etc., fair to fine. (40 + 4 covers)
440 | £100
Seychelles: The Rural Post: Village Datestamps: Bay Sainte Anne, Praslin: 1903 to 1951, the collection incl. 1st series c.d.s. on 1900 2c., 1903 3c., 1906 2c., 3c. (2), 6c., 2nd series on 1913 6c. (2), Bridge type on 1938 cover bearing 1935 Silver Jubilee set with registration handstamp, and on 1937 Coronation f.d.c., etc. (15 + 2 covers)
441 £300
Seychelles: The Rural Post: Village Datestamps: Cascade, 1903 3c. dull green with virtually complete ''CASCADE/C/JU 10/02'' c.d.s., year date rather indistinct, otherwise fine and rare. Photo.
442 £420
Seychelles: The Rural Post: Village Datestamps: Cascade, 1903 6c. carmine with almost complete ''CASCADE/C/JU 10/04'' c.d.s., fine and rare. Ex Burnett. R.P.S. certificate (1964). Photo.
443 £450
Seychelles: The Rural Post: Village Datestamps: Cascade, 1903 3c. dull green with virtually complete ''CASCADE/A/JA 9/08'' c.d.s., fine and rare. Ex Harmers sale 1.5.1980. Photo.
445 | £100
Seychelles: The Rural Post: Village Datestamps: La Digue: 1904 to 1963, the collection incl. 1st series on 1903 3c., 1906 2c. (2), 3c., 6c. (3), 18c., 2nd series on 1912-16 3c. (2), 6c. (2), code B on 1961 K.G.VI 20c. registered envelope with added Q.E.II 20c., etc. (16 + 3 covers)
446 £450
Seychelles: The Rural Post: Village Datestamps: Takamaka, 1900 6c. carmine showing large part ''KAMAKA/ JU(?) 6'' datestamp with ''C'' upright but printing unclearly, fine. Photo.
447 £300
Seychelles: The Rural Post: Village Datestamps: Takamaka, 1903 6c. carmine, two examples, the first with large part ''TAKA...A/DE..'' but date unclear, the second applied at lower left corner, showing ''AMAKA/C'' with ''C'' reversed, small tone spot at top, otherwise fine. Photo.
448 £480
Seychelles: The Rural Post: Village Datestamps: Takamaka, 1903 2c. chestnut and green with large part ''TAKAMAKA/C/22 AP/04'' (''C'' sideways) c.d.s., fine and rare. R.P.S. certificate (1981). Photo.
449 | £140
Seychelles: Zil Elwannyen Sesel: The collection in two boxed Philatelic albums, issues from 1980 to 1992 (Nov. ) apparently complete unmounted mint and used, with f.d.c..'s, wmk. varieties, many blocks of four, etc., mainly fine.
450 £170
'IMPERIUM'' Trials, 1893-99 imperf. 6d., white numeral, in dull purple and sage-green on unwatermarked paper, fine with gum, similar to colours used for Sierra Leone 1897 1/2d and Northern Nigeria 1900 1/2d. Photo.
453 £170
'IMPERIUM'' Trials, 1893-99 imperf. 6d., white numeral, in dull purple and carmine on unwatermarked paper, affixed to small piece, colours used for Sierra Leone 1897 1d. and Northern Nigeria 1900 1d. Photo.
456 £300
'IMPERIUM'' Trials, 1897 imperf. 6d. solid and white numeral vertical pairs on Crown CA watermarked paper; First page on white paper; First row with Key Plate in dull purple; duty in carmine, colours used for Gold Coast 1889 10/-, etc. Photo.
470 £210
'IMPERIUM'' Trials, 1897 imperf. 6d., white numeral, in purple and black on red paper watermarked Crown CA sideways (scarce thus), fine with gum, colours used for Gold Coast 1894 20/-. Robson Lowe records only a single example known thus (The De La Rue Key Plates, 1979). Photo.
471 £220
'IMPERIUM'' Trials, 1897 imperf. 6d. trials on unwatermarked gummed paper prepared for Gold Coast; Second submission with sheet margin and ''Jubilee'' line at left; In dull purple and mauve, solid numeral, affixed by margin to small piece. Photo.
473 £1500
'IMPERIUM'' Trials, 1898 imperf. 6d. trials prepared for unissued Gold Coast 5; Solid and white numeral examples affixed together on small pieces: In grey-black and emerald. Photo.
475 £100
French Colonies: French Guinea: 1893 (Dec. 23) registered cover of the West African Telegraph Co. used from Conakry to London, bearing 1892 1c. to 1f. set of thirteen (1f. surface scuffs), crossed by blue crayon lines and ms. rating ''80'', Freetown Dec. 5, Liverpool Jan. 13 and London Jan. 15 arrival datestamps, backstamped Marseille Loango L.M. No. 1 Dec. 24 octagon. Photo.
477 | £20
Gambia: 1909 1/2d. to 3/- set mint, fine. (14) S.G. 72-85, cat. 90
478 £2600
Gambia: 1912-22 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 1/2d. to 3/- the full set of sixteen values showing split ''A'' variety [R. 8/3], all in mint matching lower left corner marginal plate no. blocks of nine except 1/6 corner block of twelve (4 x 3), the 11/2d., 6d., 71/2d., 1/-, 1/6 and 2/- varieties unmounted, fine and rare positional multiples. S.G. 86, c-101, a, cat. 3,225++. Photo.
479 £1600
Gambia: 1912-22 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 1/2d. to 3/-, the complete set of sixteen values showing split ''A'' variety [Left pane, R. 8/3], mint, the 3/- with two faint tone spots on gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 86c-101a, cat. 2,840. Photo.
480 | £60
Gambia: 1921-22 Wmk. Mult. Script CA 1/2d. to 4/- set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12), the 1/2d. and 1d. values showing broken ''M'' in ''SPECIMEN'', fine with gum. (10) S.G. 108s-17s, cat. 200+.
482 £190
Gambia: 1935 Silver Jubilee mint set (11/2d. in horizontal pair), each showing extra flagstaff [Pl. 1, 9/1], mainly fine. S.G. 143, a, 144a, 145a, 146a, cat. 770+. Photo.
483 £170
Gambia: 1935 Silver Jubilee 11/2d., 3d., 6d., each in a lower left corner marginal block of four, one in each showing extra flagstaff [Pl. 1, 9/1], fine, the 6d. variety unmounted. S.G. 143, a, 144, a, 145, a, cat. 571+. Photo.
484 | £170
Gambia: 1935 Silver Jubilee 11/2d. and 3d. upper left corner marginal mint blocks of four, both showing variety short extra flagstaff [Pl. 2, 2/1], fine and hinged in upper margins only. S.G. 143, b, 144, b, cat. 330+.
485 £100
Gambia: 1935 Silver Jubilee 6d. lower left corner marginal block of four showing the rare variety extra flagstaff partially erased [9/1] resulting from an attempt by the printers to remove the flaw on a small second printing in Nov. 1935, unmounted mint, fine. S.G. 146, a var. Brandon certificate (1999). Photo.
487 £130
Gambia: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/- lower left corner marginal block of four showing the rare variety extra flagstaff partially erased [9/1] resulting from an attempt by the printers to remove the flaw on a small second printing in Nov. 1935, unmounted mint, fine. S.G. 146, a var. Brandon certificate (1999). Photo.
489 £500
Gold Coast: 1872 cover with contents to London, franked G.B. 6d. mauve pl. 9 KF-KG pair cancelled fine ''P'' vertical killers of the London Foreign Branch and backstamped May 23 arrival. The letter headed ''H.M. Ship ''Seagull''/Cape Coast Castle/29th April 1872'' from a Naval officer on board and including an interesting account of the voyage along the coast and of a riot and murder at Cape Coast Castle. Photo.
490 £300
Gold Coast: 1889 envelope to Germany, endorsed ''Schiffsbrief Quittah 2/3'' at left, franked with German 20pf. tied by framed ''AUS/WESTAFRIKA'', backstamped Calw Aug. 16 arrival, slight staining but scarce, only two covers recorded with this combination by Sacher. Photo.
491 £65
Gold Coast: 1891 21/2d. variety wmk. inverted, the value tablet in a distinct brown shade believed from first delivery of 250 sheets to the colony, cancelled fine central ''556'' barred oval, slight stains but scarce and unusual. S.G. 14 var. Photo.
492 | £110
Gold Coast: 1902 1/2d. to 20/- set (10/- corner crease), 1913-21 20/-, 1921-24 15/- die I, mint, mainly fine. (13) S.G. 38-48, 84, 100, cat. 500.
494 | £90
Gold Coast: 1935 Silver Jubilee 6d. variety lightning conductor [Pl. 3, 2/5], mint, a little heavily mounted, otherwise fine. S.G. 115c, cat. 170.
495 | £230
Gold Coast: 1948 1/2d. to 10/- set in fine unmounted mint corner blocks of 12 (except 1/2d. in two marginal blocks of six). S.G. 135-46, cat. 504.
497 | £600
Gold Coast: A mint selection from 1876 to 1957 incl. 1883 1/2d unused, 1884-91 set with shades, 1889 1d on 6d, 1889-94 5/-, 10/-, 20/- dull mauve and black, 1898-1902, 1902, 1904-06, 1907-13, 1913-21 (with shades), 1921-24 sets, 1921 2 etc., some gum faults but mainly fine. (135).
498 £750
The Nigerias: Early Letters: 1845 lengthy entire letter to Bristol from the missionary, Rev. John Clarke, at Fernando Poo, headed ''Clarence, July 21st 1845'', with octagonal framed ''29SP 1845/LIVERPOOL/SHIP'' and Sept. 30 arrival, slight soiling, interesting contents regarding the terrible effects of scurvy and fever, etc. (transcript included). Photo.
499 | £150
The Nigerias: Maritime marks, a collection on leaves, incl. German ship marks and cancelled on arrival in Hamburg, Le Havre, Liverpool, London, Plymouth incl. S. Nigeria 1d. cancelled Plymouth Paquebot on 1907 and 1909 p.p.c.'s, Rotterdam, Southampton, mainly on adhesives with some multiples, later Paquebot markings mainly on covers, fair to fine. (134 items)
500 | £350
The Nigerias: Travelling and Mobile Post Offices, a collection from 1903 on leaves, strikes mainly on adhesives with some multiples, pieces and covers, incl. River and Railway T.P.O.'s, 1920 Lagos-Ibadan front underpaid to England, 1931 Ibadan-Jebba to England, 1938 Idd-Ibadan stampless to London, Eastern Line, later mobile P.O. no's 1 to 6, some illustrative p.p.c.'s, etc., mainly fair to fine. (113 items)
501 | £40
The Nigerias: Literature, a selection of items, incl. ''The Postal Services of the British Nigeria Region'' by Ince & Sacher, listing of Nigeria Post Office Agencies and their cancellations compiled by Forrest (1990), ''The Postal Sevices of the Gold Coast 1901-1957'' by Ensor, ''The Postal Service of Sierra Leone'' by Beale, ''West African Airmails'' by Priddy, auction catalogues incl. ''Danson'' Nigerias (1971).
502 £70
Nigeria: Lagos: 1907 (Apr. 6) envelope to England endorsed ''Per S/S ''Akabo'' 6/4/7'', franked 2d. cancelled Calabar, Southern Nigeria, ms. rated ''16'', backstamped Apr. 29 Bedford arrival, central wax seal stain. Photo. See also lot ???
503 | £50
Nigeria: Lagos: Collection on leaves, mint and used with some cancellation interest incl. 1893 and 1896 covers to England franked 21/2d., 1906 reissue in Southern Nigeria, etc., poor to fine. (56 + 2 covers)
504 | £40
Nigeria: Lagos: Postal Stationery, a mainly unused selection incl. postal cards with 1892 1d. on 11/2d. used 1893 (Mar. 18) to Germany, 1893 1d. used 1893 (Mar. 30) to Austria, also 1893 1d.+1d. reply card, 1902 1d. and 1d.+1d., and 1895 2d. registered envelope overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', good to fine. (15)
505 | £350
Nigeria: Niger Coast Protectorate: A mainly mint collection on leaves, incl. 1892-94 set, 1894 (Jan.) to 1/- (7), (May) to 1/- (8), 1897-98 to 10/- (3), all with shades and perfs., also postal stationery mainly unused, fair to fine. (171 + 10 covers or cards)
506 | £220
Nigeria: Niger Coast Protectorate: A used collection on leaves, incl. 1892-94 set, also a cancellation study with scarcer offices incl. Bakana, Old Calabar, 1893 1/2d, stationery card used Old Calabar River to Bugama, Qua Iboe River, Sapele, late use reissue in Southern Nigeria, cancelled on arrival in U.K., etc., mainly good to fine. (77 + 5 postcards)
507 | £250
Nigeria: Niger Coast Protectorate: Forgeries: An extensive selection on stockcards and written-up on leaves, mint and mainly used, fakes of varying quality, poor to fine. (63)
508 £150
Nigeria: Niger Company Territories: Burutu: 1898-99 Type 4 datestamp with ''BURUTU'' in serifed capitals, a good strike in black cancelling G.B. 1d. lilac on reverse of 1899 (Nov. 16) envelope to Kendal, England, vertical cover fold well clear of strike, also two complete or large part strikes in violet cancelling two 21/2d. on small pieces (adhesive faults) . Photo.
509 | £190
Nigeria: Northern Nigeria: A selection of stamps overprinted 'SPECIMEN' incl. 1900 set, 1902 set with extra copy of each value to 2/6 (less 6d.) and two extra 10/-, 1910-11 set (less 5/- but with additional 10/-), 1912 set, mainly fine with gum.
510 | £75
Nigeria: Northern Nigeria: 1914 (Apr. 21) 2/6, 5/- and 10/- individually used on three ''Kinze'' registered covers from Zungeru to Germany, the registration labels havily gummed to affix. S.G. 49, 50, 51.
511 | £300
Nigeria: Northern Nigeria: A mainly mint collection on leaves with 1900 to 2/6d., 1d. pen-cancelled 'Post Office/Jebba', 1902 set, 1905-07 to 2/6 (2), chalky papers to 2/6, 1910-11 to 10/-, 1912 set. Also a selection of K.E. VII values with broken frame line varieties.
512 | £85
Nigeria: Northern Nigeria: Cancellations, a small collection on leaves, strikes on adhesives with scarcer incl. Baro, Katsina, Keffi, Nafada, Naraguta, Pateji, also 1908 O.H.M.S. cover Lokoja to London franked 1d. strip of three, etc., fair to fine (18 items)
513 | £100
Nigeria: Southern Nigeria: A selection of stamps overprinted 'SPECIMEN' incl. 1901-02 set with additional 2/6, 5/-, 10/-, 1903-04 and 1912 sets, fair to fine with gum.
514 | £50
Nigeria: Southern Nigeria: 1901-02 1/2d. (both) to 10/- set, mainly fine. (10) S.G. 1-9, cat. 192.
515 £210
Nigeria: Southern Nigeria: 1901-02 5/- die proof of frame in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm.), endorsed ''BEFORE/HARDENING'' and dated ''13 NOV. 00''. S.G. 8 P. Photo.
516 £230
Nigeria: Southern Nigeria: 1901-02 10/- die proof of frame in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm.), endorsed ''BEFORE/HARDENING'' and dated ''13 NOV. 00''. S.G. 9 P. Photo.
517 £180
Nigeria: Southern Nigeria: 1903-04 set fine mint. S.G. 10-20, cat. 425. Photo.
518 £280
Nigeria: Southern Nigeria: 1904-09 set to 1 (both dies) with duplication of values to 5/- incl. 1d. plate no. block of six, shades, chalky papers etc., mainly fine mint. S.G. 21-32ab. Photo.
519 £85
Nigeria: Southern Nigeria: 1906 (Dec. 5) envelope to England, endorsed ''Per Yacht Ivy & S/S Marina'', franked 1/2d. pair cancelled Calabar, ms. rated ''6'', central wax seal stain, also an unused p.p.c. of the S.Y. ''Ivy''. Photo. see also lot ???
520 £140
Nigeria: Southern Nigeria: 1907-11 1/2d. to 1 set with at least two of each value, mainly fine mint. S.G. 35-44. Photo.
521 £120
Nigeria: Southern Nigeria: 1912 1/2d. 1 set (2, one with additional 3d.), mainly fine mint. S.G. 45-56, cat. 451. Photo.
522 £200
Nigeria: Southern Nigeria: Booklets: 1912 2/- black on red, missing five stamps from first 1d. pane, some climatic staining and interleaving adhesion, minor front cover bend, scarce. S.G. SB5. Photo.
523 | £140
Nigeria: Southern Nigeria: A mint range comprising 1901-02 set to 10/-, 1/2d. complete right hand pane of sixty, 1903-04 values to 5/-, 10/-, also a selection of mainly unused postal stationery incl. K.E. VII 1d. card and 21/2d. registered envelope, both overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', poor to fine.
524 | £1000
Nigeria: Southern Nigeria: Cancellations, a collection in one album, strikes on adhesives with some covers and illustrative p.p.c.'s, incl. scarcer with Aba, Abeo Kuta code B, Agberi, Atani, Badagry incl. 1926 registered envelope, Buguma, Duketown, Eket, Ifo Lago, Ifon, Ikang, Ishan, Itu, Koko. Kwale, Munankor, Obadu, Obubra Hill, Ode-Ondo, Olokemeji, Onisha with 1911 1d, card to Manchester, Oron, Oyo, Udi, etc., mostly fair to fine. (320 items)
525 £200
Nigeria: 1914-29 1/2d. die proof of value tablet and country name in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm.). S.G. 1 P. Photo.
526 | £220
Nigeria: 1914-29 1/2d. to 1 set with additional values from 3d. to 10/- on coloured paper, all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12), fine with gum. (17) S.G. 1s-12s, 5bs, 6bs, 8cs, 10bs, 11as, cat. 504.
527 £1000
Nigeria: 1914-29 a mainly mint study of issues to 1 (both dies), with shades to 5/- (12), 10/- (8) etc., some multiples, plate no. examples etc., mainly fine. Photo.
528 £190
Nigeria: 1914-29 1d. die proof of value tablet and country name in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm.). S.G. 2 P. Photo.
529 £190
Nigeria: 1914-29 4d. die proof of value tablet and country name in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm.). S.G. 6 P. Photo.
530 £480
Nigeria: 1914-29 10/- green and red on blue-green with pale olive back, fine mint. B.P.A. certificate (1958). S.G. 11b, cat. 750. Photo.
531 £350
Nigeria: 1914-29 10/- on emerald surface, two corner pairs with plate no. 8, one with pale olive back from the top right of the sheet with additional sheet no. 200, the other with emerald back from the top left of the sheet, some marginal defects but stamps unmounted. S.G. 11c, 11d, cat. 270+. Photo.
532 £200
Nigeria: 1914-29 1 deep purple and black on red, die I, a marginal example from the top of the sheet with plate no. 23, fine mint, hinged on margin only. S.G. 12, cat. 160+. Photo.
533 £400
Nigeria: 1914-29 1 deep purple and black on red, die I, in a fine mint horizontal pair, corner marginal from the lower right of the sheet with plate no. 1. S.G. 12, cat. 320+. Photo.
534 £320
Nigeria: 1914-29 1 deep purple and black on red, die II, a marginal example from the top of the sheet with plate no. 17, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 12b, cat. 170+. Photo.
535 £680
Nigeria: 1914-29 1 deep purple and black on red, die II, in a mint block of four, top right corner marginal with plate no. 17 and sheet no. 323, hinged on one stamp and in margin, some paper adherence in margin at right which has some perf. separation, otherwise fine. S.G. 12b, cat. 680+. Photo.
536 £270
Nigeria: 1914-29 1 deep purple and black on red, die II and 1921-32 die II 10/-, each in matched upper right corner pairs with sheet no. 100, the 10/- hinged in margin and with a few small age stains, the 1 fine unmounted. S.G. 12b, 29, cat. 460+. Photo.
537 £230
Nigeria: 1914-29 1 deep purple and black on red, die II, fine mint, marginal from the foot of the sheet with plate no. 16. S.G. 12b, cat. 170+. Photo.
538 £1000
Nigeria: 1914-29 1 purple and black on red, die II, an unmounted mint block of four, corner marginal from the lower left of the sheet with plate no. 23. S.G. 12ba, cat. 720+. Photo.
539 £210
Nigeria: 1914-29 1 purple and black on red, die II, a marginal copy from the top of the sheet with plate no. 23, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 12ba, cat. 180+. Photo.
540 | £90
Nigeria: 1921-32 1/2d. to 10/- set with additional 1/- to 10/-, all overprinted or perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel types ??? or ???), mainly fine with gum. (18) S.G. 15s-29s, cat. 350+.
541 | £270
Nigeria: 1921-32, a mint study with die II values to 10/- (2), die I to 10/-, a few with plate or sheet nos. etc., fair to fine.
542 | £280
Nigeria: 1921-32 1/2d. and 1d., both in die I and die II vertical gutter pairs, hinged on top stamp only. S.G. 15c, 16c, cat. 340.
543 £320
Nigeria: 1921-32 1/2d. interpanneau block of four, marginal from the left of the sheet giving two interpanneau pairs with dies I and II, fine unmounted mint. One stamp with printing flaw beneath ''d''. S.G. 15c, cat. 340+. Photo.
544 | £230
Nigeria: 1921-32 1d. variety watermark inverted, a mint single and two unmounted mint marginal pairs, fine. S.G. 16aw, cat. 350+.
545 £160
Nigeria: 1921-32 1d. interpanneau block of four giving two interapnneau pairs with dies I and II, hinged on two and folded through interpane margin, otherwise fine. S.G. 16c, cat. 340. Photo.
546 £170
Nigeria: 1927-31 11/2d. die proof of value tablet and country name in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm.), endorsed ''AFTER/STRIKING'' and dated ''15/11/90''. S.G. 17 P. Photo.
547 | £1750
Nigeria: 1921-32 an extensive study of mint values to 1/- from different printings, mostly in marginal multiples with plate or sheet nos., mainly fine.
548 | £820
Nigeria: 1921-32 die II 2/6 (23), 5/- (24) from a range of printings, mainly in marginal mint multiples with plate numbers, chiefly fine with many unmounted. (47)
549 £1000
Nigeria: 1921-32 die I 2/6, 5/-, 10/-, each in an upper left corner marginal block of four with plate no. 23, hinged on one 2/6 and one 5/- stamp only, mainly fine. S.G. 27a, 28a, 29a, cat. 820+. Photo.
550 | £150
Nigeria: 1921-32 die I 2/6 upper left corner pair, 5/- and 10/- lower marginal singles, all with plate no. 23, a few small gum stains on 2/6, mainly in margin, otherwise fine. S.G. 27a, 28a, 29a, cat. 245+.
551 | £1250
Nigeria: 1921-32 die II 10/- mint (19) from a range of printings incl. corner pairs (5) and a block of four, each with plate no. in margin, mainly fine with most unmounted. S.G. 29, cat. 1,140+.
552 | £110
Nigeria: 1935 Silver Jubilee, a selection with two sets perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type ???), 2d. variety kite and vertical log mint etc., mainly fine.
553 £620
Nigeria: 1936 Pictorial issue, 1/2d. to 1 set of photographic essays ex De La Rue archives, each dated ''11.5.35'' (amended from ''18.5.35'') in red ms. on reverse. (12). Photo.
554 | £65
Nigeria: 1936 1/2d. to 1 set perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D20), mainly fine with gum. S.G. 34/45s, cat. 225.
555 | £280
Nigeria: 1936 1/2d. block of 14 with impint and plate no., 1d. to 1/- in imprint blocks of eight, 2/6 to 1 in imprint blocks of four, also 1d. blocks of four and six, 2/6 pair, all marginal with sheet no., some tone spots but mainly fine unmounted mint.
556 | £180
Nigeria: 1936 1/2d. to 1 set, fine mint with additional 2/6 to 1, also 11/2d. and 3d. perf.121/2 x 131/2. S.G. 34-45, cat. 400+
557 | £140
Nigeria: A mint K.G. VI collection on leaves incl. 1938-51 1/2d. to 5/- set set with all listed perfs. and shades, etc., mainly fine.
558 | £140
Nigeria: 1937 Coronation, 1938-51 1/2d. to 5/- and 1946 Victory sets, all perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel types ??? or ???), mainly fine with gum. (20) S.G. 46s-61s, cat. 340.
559 | £380
Nigeria: Comprehensive mostly mint Q.E.II collection in two albums, incl. 1953-58 set, 1965-66 to 1 (13) in blocks, varieties, exploded booklets, later issues to 1992, mainly fine. (100's)
560 | £65
Nigeria: 1968 ''F.G.N./F.G.N.'' overprint on 1965-66 issues, selection on leaves with values to 1 (18, incl. block of ten) incl. 5/- complete sheet of 25, also 1d. and 2/6 (20 blocks with misplaced diagonal overprints, all unmounted mint, and 4d. used on local Lagos State Government envelope, mainly fine. (81 + 1 cover)
561 | £260
Nigeria: Postal Stationery: An unused and used collection on leaves and in one binder, incl. 1914 1d. and 1d.+1d. cards, 1927 1d., 2d., 1931 11/2d. envelopes, 1937 3d. registered envelope, all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', good range of registered envelopes, airgraphs, scarcer cancellations and sizes, fair to fine. (80)
563 | £920
Nigeria: Postal Stationery: Air Letters and Aerogrammes, the study collection in two albums and one folder, from 1944 with military and civilian use of formula items incl. Army form W.3077, (Oct.) requisition forms, 1945 to U.S.A. (2) with ''NO AIR LETTER CARD/SERVICE'', range of rates incl. 1945 forces reduction to 1d., unfranked O.A.S., Nigeria issues from 1948 with many varieties, O.H.M.S., etc., fair to fine. (100's)
564 £240
Nigeria: Army Telegraphs: 1918 envelope to the U.S.A. franked 1d. tied by fine strike of ''SOUTHERN NIGERIA/S 25.X.18 AK/TELEGRAPHS'' datestamp, backstamped Ilesha Oct. 30 and Oshogbo Nov. 2 transit c.d.s.'s., scarce. It is understood that this cover results for an intense period of signals training resulting from the lack of experienced signallers in the Nigerian brigade sent to reinforce Allied forces in East Africa depleted by sickness. Photo.
565 | £800
Nigeria: The balance of the Neville Jones collection in stockbooks, on leaves and loose in envelopes, etc., contained in two cartons, with heavily duplicated mainly later issues mint and used with varieties, much cancellation interest, booklets, covers incl. O.H.M.S. and scarcer offices, etc. in varied condition.
566 | £170
Nigeria: A used collection in one album, with 1914-29 values to 1, 1936 Pictorial set, 1938-51 perfs., some varieties incl. study of 1959 Self Government 3d. flaws, etc., poor to fine.
567 | £2600
Nigeria: Cancellations: The comprehensive Neville Jones collection of K.G.V to Q.E.II cancellations in eighteen large binders contained in four cartons, with virtually all offices represented incl. many scarce and elusive items, mostly good to fine strikes on adhesives and with many covers, also an annotated copy of the Ministry of Communications Postal Booklet No. 4 (faults) and the 1990 listing compiled by John Forrest. An oustanding achievement, forming the basis for his 1999 publication ''The Cancellations and Postmarks of Nigeria 1914-1980''.
568 | £380
Nigeria: Covers: An extensive K.G.V to Q.E.II collection in one album and two binders, with instructional markings, good range of Official mail, NASA tracking station, Kano, missent, incoming, etc., fair to fine.
569 | £1250
Nigeria: Airmails: The collection in two albums, first flights and other items, incl. 1925 (Oct. 27) Cairo-Kano experimental flight (65 flown), (Nov. 12) return (85 flown), 1931 (Nov. 5) Lagos-Victoria interrupted at Port Harcourt (2), 1936 (Feb. 9) London-Kano (10, incl. test letter, one pilot signed, various stages), (Feb. 17) Nigeria-Khartoum (5), (Oct. 29) Lagos-London (6), 1939 (Apr. 4) Lagos-Takoradi survey flight (30 recorded) and return, W.W.II with 1942 B.O.A.C. China-Lagos (5), 1943 (July 27) Co. Derry crash, etc. with later items to 1977, fair to fine. (120)
570 | £2200
Nigeria: Censored: An extensive collection of covers in two albums, mainly W.W.II but with 1914 (Nov. 3) Ebute Metta to Chicago with straight line ''PASSED BY CENSOR'', 1916 (Feb. 12) Lagos to Kano with French military label and cachet, W.W.II variously franked and addressed with comprehensive ranges of labels and marks military and civilian, numbered and blank, good range of F.P.O. 46 (Lagos), etc., fair to fine. (190)
571 | £500
Nigeria: Military Mail: An attractive collection in one album, incl. 1918 East Africa campaign incoming from G.B. returned undeliverable, W.W.II with F.P.O. 46 and 563 (Lagos), 559 (Kaduna), 560 (Enugu), 561, 696 699, 796, etc. (81st W.A. Div. in India), A.P.O. 607 (Kano), Biafran War, 1961 Congo mission, Army Signals, etc., fair to fine. (70 items)
574 | £50
Sierra Leone: 1896-97 1/2d. to 1 set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D12), mainly fine with gum. (13) S.G. 41s-53s, cat. 225.
575 £100
Sierra Leone: 1903-05 wmk. Mult. Crown CA 1 purple on red, used, fine. S.G. 98, cat. 225. Photo.
576 £90
Sierra Leone: 1907-12 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 1/2d. to 20/- set with 1d. shade, mint, mainly fine. (14) S.G. 99-111, cat. 311. Photo.
577 £90
Sierra Leone: 1907-12 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 1 purple and black on red, used, fine. S.G. 111, cat. 180. Photo.
578 | £50
Sierra Leone: 1911 (Mar. 15) 1d. stationery envelope registered to Manchester additionally franked 1d. (3), with ''R'' in oval and ms. registration and fine strike of ''LATE FEE'' straight line, backstamped Plymouth transit and Mar. 27 arrival.
579 | £55
Sierra Leone: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1d., 3d., both in lightly hinged lower left corner marginal blocks of four, one in each showing extra flagstaff [Pl. 1, 9/1], fine. S.G. 181, a, 182, a, cat. 122+.
581 | £1000
Sierra Leone: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in one stockbook, incl. 1869 6d. imperf. proof, 6d. purple, 6d. grey-lilac, 6d. reddish violet, unused, 1872-73 wmk. sideways 3d., wmk. upright 2d., mint, 1884 5/- on 1/- remainder strip of four, 1884-91 1/- mint plate blocks (2), 1893 1/2d. on 11/2d. surcharge inverted pair, 1896-97 values to 5/- (2), 1912-21 values to 1, mint, 10/-, 2 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1932 set used, values to 10/- mint, etc., poor to fine. (few 100's)
582 | £35
Sierra Leone: Cancellations, a mainly K.G. VI and Q.E. II selection with garrison mail, maritime, T.P.O.'s, scarcer offices, etc., fair to fine.
583 | £180
Antarctica: 1954 Expedition labels in green and purple, both in complete mint sheets of twenty (4 x 5), the latter showing variety imperf. vertically, a few trivial tone spots on reverse, otherwise fine and hinged in margins only.
584 | £70
Antigua: 1939 (June 3) commercial airmail bank cover to Tokyo, franked 1938-51 21/2d., 3d., 1/- in combination with Leeward Is. 1938-51 1/-, 2/- cancelled St. Johns and with large boxed Japanese chop in violet.
585 | £120
Antigua: 1948 Wedding set in unmounted mint complete sheets of 60, a few gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. 112-3, cat. 534.
586 | £110
Argentina: Postal Stationery: Newspaper wrappers: A selection of 97 from 1878 to 1911, unused and mostly used, variously addressed, some uprated with adhesives for overseas destinations, fair to fine.
586 £550
Ascension: 1867 1d. privilege envelope to Devonport, endorsed ''From J. Clark Boiler Maker Ascension'', countersigned ''John Hawkins for'' ''Com Officer'' and endorsed ''stamped'' at lower left, bearing 1864-79 1d. pl. 74 SB cancelled ''250'' on arrival, with good central ''ASCENSION/A/DE 2/67'' c.d.s and fine Dec. 22 Cape Packet Devonport datestamp on reverse, slight soiling and faint stains but scarce. Photo.
587 | £480
Ascension: Great Britain used in Ascension, selection, comprising K.E.VII 1d. (3), 21/2d. pair, 2/6 dull reddish purple, K.G.V 1/2d., 1d. (2), 2d., 21/2d. and 3d., mainly good to fine. (12)
588 £140
Ascension: 1922 1/2d. to 3/- set, fine c.d.s. used, the 3/- value corner marginal with plate no.. S.G. 1-9, cat. 400. Photo.
589 | £160
Ascension: 1924-33 1/2d. to 3/- set, fine used, also a few additional values incl. 4d. (3) mint, mainly fine.
590 | £290
Ascension: 1924-33 a selection of varieties comprising ''torn flag'' 1/2d., 1d., 11/2d. and 3d. each in mint pairs with normal, ''broken mainmast'' 11/2d. (2), 8d. mint, 1/-, used, ''cleft rock'' 1/2d. used, 11/2d., 3d. (in corner pair) mint, some gum toning, otherwise fine.
591 £420
Ascension: 1934, a selection of ''teardrops'' flaws with 1d., 2d., 8d. and 2/6, used, 1d. mint, fine. S.G. 22a, 24a, 27a, 29a, cat. 895. Photo.
592 | £90
Ascension: 1935 Silver Jubilee set in fine unmounted mint vertical strips of four. (16) S.G. 31-34, cat. 192+.
593 | £140
Ascension: 1938-53 3d. black and grey, perf. 131/2, unmounted mint block of 30 (3 x 10), from the right of the sheet with margins and plate no. ''1'', fine. S.G. 42a, cat. 540+.
594 | £420
Ascension: A collection in two albums and on leaves incl., 1924 11/2d. pair mint, one with broken scroll, 1934 set used, 1935 Silver Jubilee 5d. variety kite and horizontal log used, 1938-53 values to 10/- with perfs. used, Q.E.II ranges, covers etc., mainly good to fine.
595 | £280
Ascension: A selection with 1934, 1938-53 (3), 1956 (2) and 1963 sets mint, 1948 Silver Wedding unmounted mint blocks of four, 1934 5/- and 1948 Silver Wedding set used etc., mainly fine.
596 | £130
Australian States: A range in a small stockbook with New South Wales, Queensland incl. 1900 Patriotic Fund 2d.(1s.) unused, Western Australia incl. 1854 1d. (2), 1854-55 4d., varied condition.
597 | £120
Australian States: Selection incl. N.S.W. 1851-52 2d. (2), 1852-53 6d. (2), used, 1867 10d. imperf. proof pair on ''4'' wmk. paper, Tasmania Chalon 1d. and 2d. official reprints in blocks of four, poor to fine.
598 £220
Australian States: New South Wales: 1854-59 1/- rosy vermilion, wmk. ''12'', a block of four from the lower right corner of the sheet, some creasing and minor stain on lower pair but a scarce multiple, signed Diena and Bolaffi on reverse. S.G. 99, cat. 280+. Photo.
600 £230
Australian States: New South Wales: 1868 (Sept. 1) envelope endorsed ''via Galle & Calcutta'' to Calcutta, franked 6d. Diadem, perf. 13 (2), cancelled by light strikes of ''92'' obliterator with Casino c.d.s. below. The cover redirected within India with added 4a. overstruck by Anstruther & Co., Calcutta forwarding agents' cachet and cancelled by ''1'' in lozenge and Calcutta c.d.s. (in blue). Backstamped Sydney Sept. 5, red Steamer Letter Oct. 16, Jubbulpor Oct. 21 and Saugor Oct. 23 arrival. Photo.
601 | £700
Australian States: New South Wales: A collection on leaves, incl. 1850 Plate 1d. on yellowish, plate I re-engraved 1d. on laid, plate II early impression 2d., 3d. on yellowish, 1851-52 1d. (2 leaves right of ''SOUTH'') on yellowish, 2d. plate III used with 1854 6d. greenish grey (both cut-into) on 1855 (oct. 23) part registered entire from Dungog to West Maitland, 2d. (large margins but surface scuff) on 1855 (Feb. 6) entire from Sydney to Berrima, 1852-53 6d., 1854-59 6d. and 1/- both wmk. error ''8'', 1856 ''REGISTERED'' 6d. (2), 1885-86 black overprint 5/-, 10/-, blue overprint 10/-, 1890 20/- used (2, one c.t.o.), postal stationery, etc., poor to fine.
602 | £580
Australian States: Queensland: A collection on leaves, with range of N.S.W. used in Queensland, 1860 imperf. 1d., 2d., clean-cut perf. 1d., 6d., used, 1860-61 ''REGISTERED'' 6d. mint, 1862-67 values to 1/- (2), 1868-74 values to 1/- (3), 1863, 1875, 1878 and 1879, four covers franked 6d., 1881 10/- unused, 1882-95 values to 10/- mint and used, 1890 2/- pale brown mint block, etc. with a good range of later varieties, poor to fine.
603 £130
Australian States: South Australia: 1858-59 First roulette 6d. slate-blue, tied to 1859 (July 18) envelope from Adelaide to London ''Per Contract Packet'', with red London Paid Sept. 19 arrival, a little soiled. S.G. 17. Photo.
604 | £120
Australian States: South Australia: Imperf. colour trials on unwatermarked wove paper: 1894 21/2d. in purple-black, red-brown, yellow-olive and purple respectively, 5d. in brown and 1899 1/2d. in bluish green, each in a block, mainly fine with full gum. (20)
605 | £60
Australian States: South Australia: Officials: Departmentals: Used selection of seven, comprising red overprint ''S.G.'' with fake added ''N.'' 6d. rouletted; fake blue overprint ''M.R.'' 6d. rouletted; black overprint ''C.L.'' 2/- perf. 111/2-121/2 (toned), ''C.S.'' (misplaced) 1/- perf. 111/2 x 10 (thinned), ''G.P.'' 1d. perf. 111/2 x 10, ''M.R.'' 4d. perf. 111/2 x 121/2 (R.P.S. certificate (1974), and ''S.T.'' (broken stop after ''S'') 6d. rouletted, poor to fine.
606 | £850
Australian States: South Australia: Collection on leaves, incl. 1855 1d., 2d. (8, incl. a pair, also strip of three on cover to which it does not belong), 6d. (3), 1856-58 1d., 2d. (3), 1858-59 roulettes to 1/- (3), 1860-69 roulettes to 2/-, extensive later issues unused and used with some varieties and multiples incl. 1894 1/2d. imperf. colour trial, a block of eight in green, 1901-02 1/- mint block, 1902-04 1/- ''POSTAGE'' and value in red-brown (faults) used, 1904-11 to 1 mint, 1904-11 10d. and 1906-12 4d. unmounted mint corner blocks, extensive range of Official overprints with 1876-86 6d. no stop after ''S'' used, also ''SA'' and ''OS'' perfins, etc., poor to fine.
607 £350
Australian States: Tasmania: 1886 ''TASMANIA/POSTAGE & REVENUE/TWO SHILLINGS/AND SIXPENCE'' overprint on De La Rue Key Plate in doubly fugitive purple, perforated essay on ''TAS'' watermarked paper, supplied to the colony but unissued, horizontal bends, otherwise fine with gum. Photo.
608 | £300
Australian States: Tasmania: A collection on leaves, incl. 1853 1d. good to large margins touching inscription below, 1855 4d., used, 1863 and 1864 covers to India franked 6d., later with 1892-99 values to 10/- mint, Pictorials with 1899-1900 set used, four values to 6d. overprinted ''Specimen'', 2d. on 1900 cover from Garrick to Campbell Town, 1904 11/2d. on 5d. (3) on 1906 registered cover to London, ranges of ''T'' and ''OS'' perfins, etc., poor to fine.
609 | £290
Australian States: Tasmania: Cancellations: First allocation, a selection of mainly fair to fine strikes between ''18'' and ''75'', incl. 1853 1d. (3, incl. ''59''), 1853-54 4d. plate I (3, ''18'', ''59'' and ''68''), plate II (2, ''25'' and ''47''), 1855 2d. (2), 4d. (4), 1857-69 1d. and 2d. pairs, condition poor to fine. (40)
610 | £190
Australian States: Tasmania: Cancellations: Second allocation, a selection of mainly good to fine strikes between ''16'' and ''91'' with a range of dumb barred ovals, incl. 1857-69 1d. (7), 2d. (14, incl. a pair), 4d. (18, incl. a pair), 1858 1/- (6), 1860-67 6d. (13), etc., condition mainly fair to fine. (76)
611 £110
Australian States: Victoria: 1854-55 6d. dull orange, good to large margins, tied by superb ''2'' cancellation of Geelong to 1857 (Nov. 16) wrapper to England, backstamped despatch and Hull Jan. 13 1858 arrival datestamps, slight soiling, attractive. S.G. 32a. Photo.
612 £160
Australian States: Victoria: Postage Dues: 1891 (Oct. 14) printed envelope from Hobart to the New Dundas Tramway Company Ltd. in Melbourne, underfranked 2d. and bearing 1890 2d. dull blue and brown-lake tied by small boxed ''L C 2./SE 15/91 datestamp and with ''Deficient Postage (ms.) ''2''/Fine (ms.) ''2''/''4d to Pay'' at upper left, scarce. S.G. D2. Photo.
613 | £920
Australian States: Victoria: A collection on leaves, incl. 1850 1d., 1853 envelope to England franked 3d., 3d, 1852 2d. (2), used, 1854 6d. unused, 6d., 1/-, used, 1858 and 1859 covers to England franked 6d., 1860-66 4d., 1861-64 1d., 1862-64 6d., 1863-74 6d., 8d., 1867-81 5/-, mint, STamp Duty range, 1897 Charity set c.t.o., 1900 Patriotic Fund set mint, 2d. (2/-), c.t.o., 1901-10 values to 5/- mint, 1 mint and c.t.o., Postage Dues with 190 values to 2/- mint, a useful range of covers and postal stationery, etc., poor to fine.
614 £130
Australian States: Western Australia: 1854 1d. black, an attractive used horizontal pair with large margins, close at right, fine. S.G. 1, cat. 360. Photo.
615 £150
Australian States: Western Australia: 1854-55 4d. pale blue, two examples with good to large margins, cancelled ''1'' in black and ''14'' in red respectively. S.G. 3, cat. 3320+. Photo.
616 | £350
Australian States: Western Australia: A collection on leaves, incl. 1854 1d. (2), 1854-55 4d. (2), used, 1/- grey-brown and 1/- pale brown unused, 1859 6d. grey-black used, small range of covers and cards incl. 1897 from Coolgardie to England franked 1/2d., 21/2d., later with 1905-12 10d. mint corner block, etc., poor to fine.
617 £1000
Australia: 1913 to 1936 Kangaroo issues, a collection on leaves, used or c.t.o., incl. 1913-14 to 1/- (22, incl. blocks of four and six), 2/-, 5/- (4), 1915 to 2/-, 1915-28 to 5/- (2), 10/-, 1, with 6d. broken leg and 1/- wmk. sideways, 1923-24 to 1, 1929-30 to 2, 1931-36 to 2, etc. with shades and some multiples, fair to fine. (195) Photo.
618 £270
Australia: 1913-14 10/- grey and pink, used, fine. S.G. 14, cat. 475. Photo.
619 £700
Australia: 1913-14 1 brown and ultramarine, used, fine and well centred. S.G. 15, cat. 1,200. Photo.
620 £600
Australia: 1913-14 2 black and rose, used, two shortish perfs. at foot, otherwise fine. S.G. 16, cat. 1,600. Photo.
621 £120
Australia: 1915 5/- grey and yellow, wmk. inverted, used, well centred, fine. S.G. 30w, cat. 300. Photo.
622 £480
Australia: 1915-28 1 chestnut and bright blue, c.t.o., one or two slightly pulled perfs. and centred right, otherwise fine. S.G. 44a, cat. 850. Photo.
623 £400
Australia: 1915-28 2 purple-black and pale rose, c.t.o., minor horizontal bend and centred high, otherwise fine. S.G. 45b, cat. 1,200. Photo.
624 £90
Australia: 1931-36 10/- and 1 used, fine. S.G. 136-7, cat. 260.
625 £1250
Australia: 1939 (Feb. 14) parcel label registered to the United States of America Mint, San Francisco, bearing 1931-36 5d. brown pair, 5/-, 10/-, 1 and 2 tied by ''G.P.O. PERTH/R.S./2'' c.d.s.'s, the 1 with trivial corner fault otherwise fine and spectacular. S.G. 130, 15-38. Photo.
626 | £1050
Australia: 1963 Navigators 1 (100), 2 (98), mainly good to fine used.
627 £150
Australia: Postage Dues: 1909-10 Perf. 12 x 121/2 1 rosine and yellow-green, mint, fine. S.G. D73, cat. 475. Photo.
628 | £750
Australia: A collection in an album, four stockbooks and a cover album incl. a range of Kangaroos incl. 1931-36 'Specimen' set unmounted mint, K.G.V Heads, 1928 Exhibition sheet mint, 1941 surcharge 21/2d. on 2d. 'Medal flaw' used, 1963 Navigators with white papers mainly unmounted mint, Officials, Postage Dues, mainly good to fine.
629 | £580
Australia: An early to modern collection in two albums incl. States with Tasmania incl. 1853-54 4d. on 1855 cover, ranges of Roos and Heads, 1932 Bridge 5/- mint, Officials with perfins etc., fair to fine.
630 | £420
Australia: A collection in an album with 1913 values to 5/-, 1915 values to 2/-, 5/- used, 1931-36 values to 10/- used, Specimen set, 1932 Bridge used, 1939 'Centuria' salvaged cover, 1963 2 used, 1946-48 B.C.O.F. set used, Officials etc., mainly fine.
631 | £350
Australia: An accumulation of high values incl. 1937-49 Robes 1 (25), 1948-56 Arms values to 2 (102), 1966 Navigators (101), mainly good to fine used.
632 | £240
Australia: A mint and used collection to 1967 in an album and on stockcards with 1913 values to 5/- mint, 1931-36 10/- used with part imprint, a good range of later issues incl. 1963-65 to 2 mint and used etc., varied condition.
633 | £20
Australia: Cinderellas: Rocket Flights, 1934 to 1936, selection of six miniature sheets, imperf. and perf. (one, some separation), incl. Australian Rocket Society 1935 Silver Jubilee sheet, etc., mostly fine.
634 £80
Austria: 1850 type III 1k. yellow, a horizontal strip of three with good margins all round cancelled by straight line 'KRATZAU' with manuscript ink marks either side. S.G. 1b. Photo.
635 | £110
Austria: 1850 6k., 9k. (2, one on piece), each with clear Feldpost no. 2 (Jassy) c.d.s.'s, fine.
638 £620
Austria: 1933 WIPA sheet fine mint with entrance ticket booklet. Photo.
639 £350
Austria: 1936 Dollfuss 10s. fine unmounted mint, marginal from the left of the sheet. Photo.
640 £160
Austria: 1936 Dollfuss 10s., fine mint. Photo.
641 | £220
Austria: A selection of covers and cards from late 19th. century with Censor marks, German Occupation, propaganda, Exhibition labels, Airs with 1950 Plebiscite, 1953 10s. etc., fair to fine. (88).
642 | £85
Austria: A selection of mainly early covers and cards with T.P.O.'s, fair to fine. (24 items).
643 £620
Austria: A collection from 1850 in two printed Lindner albums, incl. 1908 Accession, 1910 Birthday, 1931 Rotarian, Writers, 1932 Painters, 1933 Ski, Vienna, WIPA 50g.+ 50g., 1935 Heroes, 1936 Ski, Dollfuss 10s., Airs etc., later issues to 1961, mint, varied condition. Photo.
644 | £420
Austria: A mint and used accumulation in a folder with cancellation interest, issues from 1850 incl. 1850-4 1k. (8), 2k. (6), later with 1908-13 and 1922-24 values imperf. mint etc., varied condition.
645 | £130
Austria: A selection of reprints, mainly 1850 to 1864 issues, fair to fine. (169).
646 | £80
Austria: A used selection of issues from 1850 to 1890, all with ''dumb'' cancelations incl. Znaim, Krakov, Budweiss and Vienna, fair to fine (8).
651 | £70
Bahamas: 1861-62 Rough perf. 14 to 16 1d. lake and 4d. dull rose, unused, the former a trifle soiled, the latter a little faded, otherwise fine. S.G. 4, 5, cat. 2,150. Both with B.P.A. certificate (2004).
652 | £30
Bahamas: 1912-19 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 1 dull green and black, mint, fine. S.G. 89, cat. 150.
653 | £80
Bahamas: 1935 Silver Jubilee 6d., variety dot to left of chapel [Pl. 2B, 8/3], mint, fine. S.G. 143g, cat. 200.
654 | £70
Bahamas: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/- variety dot by flagstaff [Pl. 4, 8/4], lightly hinged, fine. S.G. 144h, cat. 200.
655 | £60
Bahrain: India used in Bahrain: 1899 (Feb. 14) envelope to Bombay, franked on reverse 1/2a. blue-green shade (considered much scarcer vthan the deep blue-green), tied by type Z2A squared circle with arrival datestsamp alongside, part flap missing, otherwise fine.
656 | £40
Bahrain: India Used in Bahrain: 1930 (Oct. 1) printed envelope to Bombay, franked on reverse 1/2a. Postage & Revenue (2) tied by type Z6 c.d.s.'s and with Oct. 11 arrival, one adheisve crossed by fold and slight stains.
657 | £35
Bahrain: India Used in Bahrain: 1930 (Oct. 28) printed envelope to Bombay, franked on reverse 1a. Postage & Revenue tied by type Z6 c.d.s. and with Nov. 8 arrival.
658 £230
Bahrain: 1932 (Sept. 30) Imperial Airways London-Bahrain, ''staff'' f.f.c. with company ''wings'', franked G.B. 6d. with special c.d.s. and Oct. 7 arrival backstamp. Scarce, only around fourteen such covers flown (see Aero Field handbook 10). Photo.
660 £150
Bahrain: 1934 (Dec. 7) Imperial Airways/QANTAS Brisbane-Bahrain f.f.c., backstamped Calcutta Dec. 17 and Bahrain Dec. 20 arrival, scarce stage. Photo.
661 | £110
Bahrain: 1938 to 1951 used selection comprising 1938-41, 1942-45, 1948-49 and 1950-55 (less 4a. on 4d.) sets, mainly good to fine. (48)
662 £110
Bahrain: 1938-41 4a. brown in a lower left corner marginal block of four, a couple of light gum creases, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 28, cat. 480. Photo.
663 £85
Bahrain: 1941 (Jan. 5) ''C.A.S.O.C.'' censored airmail cover underpaid to U.S.A. with violet ''Via B.O.A.C. to Sydney/Pan American Airways/to Sanfrancisco'', ms. ''79c/T'', franked on reverse 3a.6p., 4a., 12a. (2) overstruck by boxed violet censor's mark, trimmed open at right leaving censor label intact. Photo.
664 £90
Bahrain: 1946 (Oct. 23) Formula Air Letter to Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, franked 6a. with good type 8A ''BAHRAIR AIR/PERSIAN GULE'' cancellation error. Photo.
668 £220
Barbados: 1813 entire letter (from Wm. Coupland & Co., in French and indicating prices for sugar, coffee, cotton and rum from St. Lucia) from Liverpool to Soufrire during period of War with America, the letter dated May 24 and endorsed ''Per Packet'' (deleted) with contrary endorsement on front ''Per Bootle'', a private ship (ten packets having been lost to the Americans in the eight months up to June 1813), backstamped by light ''BARBADOES/10 AU 10/18113'' fleuron, rated ''1/6'' and ''4'' (for inter-island post) in ms., clean with some indication of slight staining from sprinkling of vinegar for disinfection. Photo.
669 | £620
Barbados: 1852 to 1878 Britannia issues, a collection on leaves, incl. 1852 (1/2d.) unused, (1d.) mint (3, incl. a pair) and used (2), 1855-58 (1/2d.) (3), (1d.) (7, incl. a pair), 1/-, 1858 6d. unused (tear at top, R.P.S. certificate, 1952), used (3), 1861-80 values to 1/- (2) mint, 1870 (1/2d.) yellow-green (B.P.A. certificate, 1945), 1872 1/-, mint, 1873 6d. imperf. single, 3d. brown-purple (toned), 5/-, 1878 1d. on half 5/- (fault), used, etc. with good ranges of shades and some cancellation interest, poor to fine. (115
670 | £220
Barbados: 1852 to 1858 selection, incl. 1852-55 (1/2d.) deep green single and (1d.) blue vertical pair, mint (both with A.P.S. certificate, 1984), (1d.) deep blue, (4d.) (fault at top, R.P.S. certificate, 1996), used, 1855-58 (1/2d.) yellow-green, (1/2d.) green (3, two with R.P.S. (2002), the other with A.P.S. (1984) certificates), (1d.) pale blue (10, incl. a pair, six items with R.P.S. (2002) or A.P.S. (1984) certificates), (1d.) deep blue (3, two with A.P.S. certificate, 1984), used, margins and condition vary. (35 ) Btwn. S.G. 2 and 10.
671 | £120
Barbados: 1852-55 Blued paper (1/2d.) deep green mint (3), (1d.) blue mint horizontal pair, used singles (4, cut-into), (4d.) brownish red mint and used (2), unissued (-) blue mint pair and single, most with margins, fair to fine. (16). S.G. 2, 3, 5, 5a, cat. 1,523. Each item with A.P.S. certificate (1984).
674 | £160
Barbados: 1858 6d. pale rose-red (2, one just touched), 6d. deep rose-red (3), used, 1/- black unused pair (large margins, R.P.S. certificate, 1996) and single, used (3, one touched), mainly fine, most with margins. (11) S.G. 11, 11a, 12a, cat. 1,585.
676 £65
Barbados: 1860 Pin-perf. 14 (1/2d.) yellow-green, neatly cancelled, fine. S.G. 13, cat. 425. R.P.S. certificate (1996). Photo.
677 £110
Barbados: 1860 Pin-Perf. 14 (1d.) pale blue (2, one with faults), (1d.) deep blue, Pin-perf. 121/2 (1/2d. yellow-green (corner crease), used. (4) S.G. 14, 15, 16, cat. 1,120. Each with R.P.S. certificate (1996 or 2002 (S.G. 14))
678 £120
Barbados: 1860 Pin-Perf. 121/2 (1/2d.) yellow-green, used, fine. S.G. 16, cat. 650. R.P.S. certificate (1996). Photo.
681 | £120
Barbados: 1861 Clean-cut Perf. 14 to 16 (1/2d.) deep green mint (3, one with R.P.S. certificate, 2002), unused (4, one a smudged print in a bluish shade with R.P.S. certificate, 2003), used (3, one with R.P.S. certificate, 2003), (1d.) pale blue unused (slightly thinned on reverse, R.P.S. certificate, 2003) and used (2), (1d.) blue used (3, one with R.P.S. certificate, 2002), fair to fine. (16) S.G. 17-19, cat. 1,557.
682 £270
Barbados: 1861-70 Rough perf. 14 to 16 (1d.) blue mint horizontal pair showing variety imperf. between stamps and margin at top, minor fault at upper right, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 23 var. R.P.S. certificate (2003). Photo.
683 £150
Barbados: 1861-70 Rough perf. 14 to 16 (4d.) dull rose-red, a mint horizontal strip of four, a few minor tone spots on reverse of upper perfs., otherwise fine. S.G. 25, cat. 320+. Photo.
684 £40
Barbados: 1873 3d. brown-purple, an exceptional used example, centred low but fine and fresh with superb central ''BARBADOS/1/JY 23/73'' c.d.s. S.G. 63. Photo.
685 | £400
Barbados: 1875-80 specialised range of shades and perfs., incl. Perf. 121/2 1/2d. mint or unused (4), 4d. mint (2), 6d. bright yellow used (3), 6d. chrome-yellow used (5), Perf. 14 1/2d. (10, incl. a block), 1d. (8), 3d., 4d. (4), 6d. (6), mint, 1/- mint and unused (2), etc. with wmk. varieties and some cancellation interest, poor to fine. (400)
686 £230
Barbados: 1886 1d. type 3a on right half of 5/- rose, unused (regummed), small grease mark near foot, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 86, cat. 4,000. B.P.A. certificate (2004). Photo.
687 | £480
Barbados: Collection of issues from 1882 to 1950 on leaves, incl. 1882-86 values to 5/- mint, 1892-1903 values to 2/6 blue-black and orange mint, 2/6 violet and green used, 1897-98 Jubilee white paper set, values to 2/6, 1905 set, 1906 Nelson set, mint, 1907 Nelson 21/2d. black and indigo unused, later sets mainly mint incl. 1912-16, 1916-19, 1920 Victory (MCA), 1921-24, 1925-35, etc., poor to fine. (100's)
692 | £720
Barbados: A used collection in an album incl. 1852-55 (1/2d.) (2), 1855-58 (1/2d.) (2), 1858 6d. (2), 1/-, 1873 5/-, 1878 1d. on half 5/-, 1892-1903 values to 2/6 (both), 1897-98 white paper values to 2/6 (2), blued paper values to 5d., 8d., 1905 values to 2/6, 1912-13 values to 3/-, 1916-19 set, 1918-20 3/- (2), 1920-21 set, ranges of later issues, fair to fine.
694 £150
Basutoland: 1897 (Aug. 29) envelope to Germany, franked Cape 1/2d., 1d. pair, tied by three fine strikes of ''210'' in barred oval with ''MOCHALES HOEK/AU 29/97/BASUTOLAND'' c.d.s. alongside, backstamped Mafeteng, Bloemfontein Aug. 30 and Lauenfrde arrival, attractive. Photo.
695 | £60
Basutoland: 1933 1/2d. to 10/- set unmounted mint, 10/- tiny surface scrape, otherwise fine. (10) S.G. 1-10, cat. 180
696 | £120
Basutoland: 1935 Silver Jubilee 2d. and 3d., both variety dot to left of chapel [Pl. 2B, 8/3], mint, fine. S.G. 12g, 13g, cat. 260.
697 £200
Basutoland: 1933 1 strip of three (one creased) used with 1940 5 (3, incl. a pair) and 1938 Postage 1/- (3) on 1945 Deed of Sale, cancelled green oval Registrar of the High Court, Maseru datestamps. Barefoot 60, 61. Photo.
698 £130
Basutoland: 1933 1 lower left corner marginal pair used with 1938 Postage 6d. and 2/6 on 1945 Deed of Partnership, cancelled green oval Registrar of the High Court, Maseru datestamps. Barefoot 60. Photo.
702 £580
Bechuanaland: Crown Colony: 1887 1/2d. vermilion, a lower left corner marginal example overprinted ''CANCELLED'' (141/2 x 13/4mm.), fine with full gum and scarce. S.G. 9 C. Photo.
706 £210
Bechuanaland: Protectorate: 1888 ''Protectorate'' 1d. on 1d. lilac and black, variety small figure ''1'', mint, fine, normal for comparison. S.G. 41, a, cat. 408. Photo.
707 | £150
Bechuanaland: Protectorate: 1888 ''Protectorate'' 1/-, 1897-1902 1/2d. (both) to 6d. set, 1904-13 1d. horizontal pair, all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel types BEC2, D12, GB15 or GB17), mainly fine with gum. (10) S.G. 46s, 59-65s, 68s, cat. 455+.
708 £110
Bechuanaland: Protectorate: 1902 registered cover to New Jersey franked 1897-1902 2d., 3d. pair, 4d., lightly cancelled Lobatsi, backstamped fine Western T.P.O. c.d.s. of Nov. 25 and New York Dec. 21 transit. Photo.
709 | £65
Bechuanaland: 1913-24 Bradbury 2/6, 5/-, fine mint also 1932 set mint but toned, S.G. 88-9, 99-110, cat. 420.
710 £230
Bechuanaland: 1935 Silver Jubilee set in mint lower left corner marginal blocks of four, one in each showing extra flagstaff [Pl. 1, 9/1], fine. S.G. 111, a-114, a, cat. 641+. Photo.
711 £150
Bechuanaland: Postage Dues: 1932 1/2d., 1d. and 2d. used together with ''TSIENYANE/20 IV B51'' c.d.s. cancellations, on incoming envelope from Sarawak Oilfields Ltd, Seria, Brunei to New York (received Mar. 5) and redirected to Rakop, most unusual. Photo.
712 | £500
Bechuanaland: A collection in varied condition on stockleaves, etc., incl. 1885-87 6d. mint and used, 1/- used, 1887 values to 5 (damaged) handstamped ''SPECIMEN'', values to 10/- mint, fiscally used values to 1, 1888 (Aug.) values to 1s. on 1/- used, 1/2d. on 3d. mint, later mint multiples incl. 1913-24 1/- ''C13'' control block of six, Postage Dues, Revenues incl. 1905 serifed 5, 1906 5/- (2), 1 (3), 1914 val;ues to 5, Stellaland incl. Revenues with 1884 values to 10/-, 1886 values to 5 (2), some varieties and cancellation interest, good range of covers and cards incl. postal stationery, etc. (100's)
713 | £45
Bechuanaland: Four covers or cards, comprising 1d. stationery cards from Vryburg 1894 to Somerset East (with Midland Down d.s.) and 1898 to Graaff Reinet, 1899 4d. registered envelope Lobatsi to Kimberley, and 1934 from Gaborones Station to Kimberley franked 1932 2d. cancelled with Royal Tour datestamp, fair to fine.
714 | £380
Belgium: A collection in two printed Lindner albums, incl. 1919-20 5f., 10f., mint, Charity sets etc., varied condition.
715 | £30
Belgian Colonies: Belgian Congo: 1931-39, five values to 2f. with bogus U.S.A. Detachment Air Mail surcharges, mint, fine.
716 | £70
Bermuda: 1901 incoming intercamp cover to a Boer P.O.W. on Burt's Island, sent from Diyatalawa Camp Ceylon, franked 6c. tied by c.d.s. and double ring violet oval censor's handstamp, transit and arrival backstamps.
717 £200
Bermuda: 1918-22 2/- (3) to 1 mint, mainly fine. (8) S.G. 51b-55, cat. 636. Photo.
718 £220
Bermuda: 1924-32 Wmk. Mult. Script CA 2/- to 12/6 set of four overprinted or perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel types D16 or D19), mainly fine with gum. S.G. 88-93s, cat. 500. Photo.
719 £140
Bermuda: 1924-32 2/- (tiny thin), 2/6 black and carmine on pale blue, 2/6 black and red on blue, 10/-, 12/6, mint, mainly fine. S.G. 88, 89, g, 92, 93, cat. 345. Photo.
721 | £350
Bermuda 1938-53 a mint selection comprising perf. 14 2/- (3, incl. 1938 printing), 2/6 (2, incl. 1938 printing), 5/- (4, incl. 1938 printing), 10/- (3, incl. 1938 printing), 12/6 (3), 1 (3), perf. 13 2/- (2), 2/6 (2), 5/-, 10/- (2), 12/6, 1, mainly fine.
723 £140
Bermuda: 1938-53 Perf. 14 2/- deep reddish purple and ultramarine on grey-blue, unmounted mint, fine. S.G. 116a, cat. 325. Photo.
725 | £220
Bermuda: 1938-53 Perf. 13 selection comprising 2/- upper right corner block of four, upper marginal blocks of four (2) and six unmounted mint showing minor flaws, 2/6 black and orange-red mint and used, 2/6 black and red mint (slightly stained), 5/- yellow-green and red mint (15, incl. unmounted marginal blocks of four (2, one corner marginal) and six), 5/- green and scarlet mint, 10/- mint (3, one marginal unmounted), 12/6 mint, 1 unmounted mint, mainly fine. (42)
726 | £130
Bermuda: 1938-53 Perf. 14 2/6 black and red on grey-blue, unmounted mint upper left corner marginal block of four, fine. S.G. 117, cat. 280+.
727 | £80
Bermuda: 1938-53 Perf. 14 2/6 mint shades, selection comprising six examples on grey-blue (two unmounted), three on pale blue (one unmounted), mainly fine. (9)
728 £300
Bermuda: 1938-53 perf. 14 2/6 black and red on pale blue, a lower right corner marginal pair with plate no. 1, the right hand stamp showing broken lower right scroll flaw, fine unmounted mint, some marginal pencil annotations. S.G. 117be, cat 569. Photo.
729 | £160
Bermuda: 1938-53 Perf. 14 5/- selection comprising green and red on yellow (2, one unmounted), dull yellow-green and red on yellow (line perf. 141/4), pale bluish green and carmine-red on pale yellow (marginal unmounted with horizontal bend), green and red on pale yellow (6, incl. a pair), most fine. (10)
730 £780
Bermuda: 1938-53 Line perf. 141/4 5/- dull yellow-green and red on yellow, unmounted mint upper left corner marginal block of four, fine. S.G. 118b, cat. 1,000+. Photo.
731 £120
Bermuda: 1938-53 Line perf. 141/4 5/- dull yellow-green and red on yellow, unmounted mint, fine. S.G. 118b, cat. 250. Photo.
733 £400
Bermuda: 1938-53 Perf. 14 10/- bluish green and deep red on green, unmounted mint upper left corner marginal block of four, one with frame flaw below ''POSTAGE'' [13], fine. S.G. 119a var, cat. 900+. Photo.
734 | £60
Bermuda: 1938-53 Perf. 13 10/- green and vermilion on green, mint lower left corner marginal block of four, one with frame flaw break to left of right ''10/-'' [37], the other three unmounted, fine. S.G. 119e, var.
736 £350
Bermuda: 1938-53 Perf. 14 12/6 grey and brownish orange with usual toned gum, upper right corner marginal block of four, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 120a, cat. 720+. Photo.
737 | £40
Bermuda: 1938-53 Perf. 14 1 pale purple and black on pale red fine unmounted mint, deep reddish purple and black on pale red fine unmounted mint and mint (slight surface marks). (3)
738 | £90
Bermuda: 1938-53 Perf. 14 1 deep reddish purple and black on pale red, upper right corner marginal block of four, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 121c, cat. 240+.
739 £180
Bermuda: 1953, Bradbury Wilkinson master die proof of Queen's head in double ring oval frame, in orange on wove paper (21 x 22mm.) with printer's guidelines. Photo.
743 £80
Brazl: 1866-68 100r. green on blued paper, large part original gum, fine. S.G. 47b. R.P.S. certificate (1954). Photo.
744 | £130
Brazil: 1928 lettre-ocan telegraph form and cover, the telegraph originating on the ''Mendoza'' and received on the ''Florida'' for mailing to Rio de Janeiro, the cover bearing 1920-40 100r., 200r. and postage due 200r. with unframed ''T'', telegraphic datestamps on from and reverse of cover.
746 £70
British East Africa: Revenues: Judicial Fee 1897 10r. yellow-bistre, block of four cancelled by violet East Africa Court handstamps, lower pair with light horizontal crease and one with small stain, otherwise fine and scarce. Barefoot 4. Photo.
747 | £85
British Guiana: 1935 Silver Jubilee 24c. variety dot by flagstaff [Pl. 4, 8/4], lightly hinged, fine. S.G. 304h, cat. 180.
748 | £700
British Guiana: A collection on album leaves incl. 1853-59 1c., 1853-55 4c., 1876-79 set used, 1878 Provisionals, 1881 1c. on 48c. red Bar omitted used, type 24 2 on 24c. unused, 1899 surcharges with varieties, 1900-03 set mint, 1905 $2.40 used, 1913-21 values to 96c. (4) mint, later issues to 1938, poor to fine.
749 £100
British Honduras: 1935 Silver Jubilee 4c., 25c., both in mint lower left corner marginal blocks of four, one in each showing extra flagstaff [Pl. 1, 9/1], the 4c. with trivial red ink mark on gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 144, a, 146, a, cat. 437+. Photo.
756 £80
British Post Office in Siam: 1882-85 Wmk. Crown CC 24c. green, unused (regummed), light overall toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 9, cat. 700. B.P.A. certificate (2004). Photo.
757 | £180
British Solomon Islands: 1935 Silver Jubilee, selection on leaves, incl. sets perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (1d. showing broken flagstaff), mint and used, 3d. used on cover to Scotland tied by scarce Shortland Isld. Dec. 8 1935 c.d.s., plate no. ''1'' 11/2d. block (used, one with diagonal line by turret [10/2]), 6d. and 1/- blocks, ''2A'' 11/2d. block, 3d. pair (used), ''2B'' 1/- block, etc., mainly fine. (37 + 1 cover)
758 | £70
British Virgin Islands: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1d. lower right corner marginal vertical pair and 21/2d. mint single, both showing variety kite and vertical log [Pl. 2a, 10/6], fine. S.G. 103, k, 105k, cat. 156+.
760 £100
Brunei: 1908-22 1c. green, single plate, a mint horizontal pair clearly showing variety ''C'' missing from watermark, fine and scarce. S.G. 35b, cat. 200. Photo.
761 | £210
Burma: Japanese Occupation: A selection of 1943 Farmer types with many in multiples incl. 3c. light blue on laid paper used block of six, 5c. carmine small 'c' used (5), 10c. unused (85, incl. a block of 50) and used complete pane of 50, mainly fine.
762 | £180
Burma: Japanese Occupation: 1943 Independence Day, a selection of perf. and rouletted issues with many multiples incl. perf. 11 1c. (14) unused, block of 48 used, 5c. used (28, one incl. 'Skyline flaw'), mainly fine.
763 | £150
Burma: Japanese Occupation:1943 (1 Oct) a mint and used selection with many multiples incl. 1c. red-orange used (30), Issue for Shan States 10c. (12), 30c. (8) mint etc., poor to fine.
768 | £85
Canada: Newfoundland: 1908 Map 2c., two lower right corner blocks sof four with large red sans-serif ''SPECIMEN'' overprint and smaller red serifed ''SPECIMEN'' overprint respectively, all with small punched security holes, mainly fine with full gum. Both blocks with B.P.A. certificate (2000).
769 | £48
Canada: Newfoundland: 1932 1c. green and 10c. black-brown imperf. horizontal pairs, unmounted mint, fine. S.G. 209a, 215a, cat. 175.
770 | £180
Newfoundland: A selection of mainly fine unmounted mint imperforate issues comprising 1932-38 1c. block of ten (2x5), 2c. block of eighteen (5x3), 5c. Die II pair, 1933 2c. pair. S.G. 222a, 223a, 225ca, 237a, cat. 828.
771 £80
Canada: 1859 10c. brown, well centred, small part original gum, fine. S.G. 36, cat. 750. Photo.
773 £110
Canada: 1887 (Dec. 23) stampless printed official envelope ''Avis de l''Emission d'un Mandat d'Article d'Argent International'' used to France with Montreal code 10 c.d.s. and blue oval datestamp of Montreal International Exchange Office, Quebec, backstamped Jan. 2 arrival, part flap missing but scarce. Photo.
775 | £60
Canada: 1893 50c., 1898-1902 10c., 20c. good to fine mint. S.G. 116, 164, 165, cat. 685.
776 £260
Canada: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1c. to 13c. set of imperf. plate proofs on thin wove, each lower left corner marginal, affixed to card. S.G. 335-40 P. Photo.
777 | £400
Canada: An early to modern collection in one album incl. 1852-57 1/2d. used, 1897 Jubilee values to 50c. used, 15c. mint, 1908 Quebec set used and unused, 1875 8c. Registration label used, Provinces with New Brunswick incl. 1851 3d. used, Newfoundland etc., poor to fine.
786 | £240
Cayman Islands: 1935-36 6d. to 10/- in unmounted mint blocks of four, 1/- and 2/- with overall gum toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 103-7.
787 £300
Cayman Islands: 1980 Rotary 50c. variety black omitted (Royal cypher and face value), fine unmounted mint horizontal pair. S.G. 499a, Cat. 1,500 (2002). Photo.
788 | £320
Cayman Islands: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in a binder, incl. 1902-03 values to 1/- (2) mint, 1905 values to 1/- mint (2) and used (2), 1907 values to 1/- (3), 1912-20 values to 5/-, 1921-26 wmk. Mult. Script CA values to 10/-, mint, etc., mainly fair to fine. (few 100's)
789 £190
Ceylon: 1857-59 1/9 green, close to good margins, large part original gum, pinhole through ''O'' of ''ONE'', otherwise fine. S.G. 11, cat. 750. B.P.A. certificate (2004). Photo.
790 £210
Ceylon: 1864 10d. dull vermilion, perf. 121/2, used with barred oval cancellation on envelope endorsed ''Via Marseilles'' to London, with ''B/COLOMBO/NO 30/66'' c.d.s. alongside and straight line ''STAMPED'' below, backstamped Dec. 27 arrival, scarce. ex Dale Lichtenstein. Photo.
792 | £30
Ceylon: Booklets: Three incomplete booklets comprising 1935 Silver Jubilee 1r.80 with one part pane of four, etc., 2r.70 with two full panes and airmail labels, 1936 1r.80 (panes of 10) with one full pane and airmail labels. S.G. SB11, SB12, SB13a.
794 | £1250
China: An early to modern collection on leaves with interest in Municipal Posts, Empire with 1873-83 and 1885-88 types, 1894 values to 24c. mint, 1897 Revenue stamps with $1 on 3c. used, 1898 $2, 1921 Air set mint etc., fair to fine.
795 | £90
China: Municipal Posts of Treaty Ports: A selection with a mint range of Hankow incl. 1893 (20 May) 2c., Ichang incl. 1894 1/2ca. to 3m. in pairs, one of each being cancelled, mostly fine.
796 | £65
China: Municipal Posts of Treaty Ports: Chefoo: 1893 to 1896 selection, incl. 1893 set mint and used with 10c. red-brown (Livingstone 5a) unused, 1894 set mint and used, 1896 set of three mint, each showing unlisted Dougan varieties type C, fair to fine. (31)
797 £130
China: Municipal Posts of Treaty Ports: Chefoo: 1893 (Oct.) 2c. grey-blue vertical strip of three, variety imperf. between upper pair, one or two slightly pulled perfs., otherwise fine mint. S.G. 3, a, cat. 310+. Photo.
798 | £70
China: Municipal Posts of Treaty Ports: Chinkiang: 1894 (Aug.) 1/2c. to 10c. used, (Dec.) Postage Dues with 1/2c. pair and 1c. strip of four on pieces (both additionally tied by oval framed ''TO PAY''), overprint inverted 4c., 5c., 6c., etc., fair to fine. (19)
799 | £150
China: Municipal Posts of Treaty Ports: Chinkiang: 1895 (Apr.) Postage Dues, selection of varieties, all used, comprising 1/2c. ''DE'' for ''DUE'' in pair and single, 1/2c. ''U'' handstamped single, ''DU'' handstamped'' in pair, overprint inverted 1/2c. (red overprint), 1c., 5c. and 10c., fair to fine. (10)
800 | £60
China: Municipal Posts of Treaty Ports: Chungking: 1894 selection, incl. (Mar.) 2ca. mint (4, incl. a pair), unused and used (4, variously cancelled in violet or blue), thin paper 2ca. apparently unused (Dougan 2c), (Dec.) 2ca. to 24ca. mint, set less 4ca. used, with perf. varieities, fair to fine. (22)
801 | £300
China: Municipal Posts of Treaty Ports: Hankow: 1893 (20 May) 5c. in a vertical strip of six with top margin fine mint. S.G. 2, cat. 960+
802 | £95
China: Municipal Posts of Treaty Ports: Ichang: 1894 to 1896 selection incl. 1894 Narrow Setting 1/2ca. to 3m. set mint or unused and used (variously cancelled), 1895 Wide Settings incl. perf. 101/2-111/2 3ca. vertical pair imperf. between stamp and lower margin (Livingstone 13c), rouletted 9 2ca. mint and used (rectangular chop), etc., poor to fine. ( 26)
803 £200
China: Chinese Empire: 1900 (Nov. 23) 1c. Postal Stationery postcard from Tientsin to Germany, additionally franked Imperial Post 1c., 2c., routed via French Post Office with French P.O.'s in China 10c. cancelled Shanghai Nov. 29, and Wrzburg Jan. 2 arrival. Photo.
804 £160
China: Chinese Republic: 1912 Commemorating the Revolution and Republic sets, some values with small ink marks on gum, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 242-65, cat. 650+. Photo.
805 | £70
China: Chinese Republic: 1936 bogus Postal Service miniature sheet denominated ''100'', wrinkle at left otherwise fine with full gum; 1943 Thrift Movement sheet with Shanghai Exhibition overprint, trivial creasing at right; 1944 War Refugees Relief Fund sheet unmounted mint, a scarce trio of items.
808 | £50
China: People's Republic: An accumulation of covers and cards, mainly 1950's to 1980's from China and Taiwan with f.d.c.'s, commercial mail, postal stationery etc., good to fine.
809 | £85
China: People's Republic: A mainly 1940's to 60's collection in a small stockbook with used sets incl. 1963 Landscapes, 1967 Labour Day etc., fair to fine.
810 | £120
China: Austro-Hungarian Post Offices: 1901 (June 26) stampless p.p.c. with engraved scene of German soldiers in Kiaochow, addressed to Pola with fine strike of ''K.u.K. KRIEGSMARINE/S.M.S./26/VI/01/KAISERIN U KNIGIN/MARIA THERESIA'', and July 27 arrival. The ''Maria Theresia'' was one of two Austrian ships that served in Chinese waters during the Boxer Rebellion period. Photo.
814 | £380
China: German Post Offices: A selection of covers and cards incl. 1888 from Shanghai, 1901 Japanese postal stationery card bearing stamps from several countries, Feldpost cards etc., also a range of German stamps used in China, fair to fine.
820 | £140
China: Taiwan: A mint and used collection from 1945 to 1967 in one album incl. 1951 Division and 1956 Postal Service pair miniature sheets unused, fair to fine.
821 | £60
Cook Islands: 1900 1/2d. deep blue, a complete mint sheet of 60, the lower rows with backing paper adhering, otherwise mainly fine. S.G. 11ba., cat. 255+.
822 | £70
Costa Rica: An early to modern collection in one binder, 1943-48 Presidents seried overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (43) or ''MUESTRA'' (15), etc., mainly good to fine. (many 100's)
824 | £260
Cyprus: Great Britain Used in Cyprus: Selection cancelled ''942'' (Larnaca) comprising 1d. pl. 171 (2), 192, 206, 21/2d. rosy mauve pl. 12 (2), 13, 14 (2), 15 (2), 16, 21/2d. blue pl. 17, 4d., condition varies. (14)
825 £1700
Cyprus: 1880 4d. sage-green AI-DJ lower left corner marginal mint block of eight (4 x 2) with ''POSTAGE FOUR'' inscription and four unmounted, exceptionally fresh and fine. S.G. 4, cat. 960++. Photo.
826 £220
Cyprus: 1938-53 1pi. orange, perf. 131/2 x 121/2, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 154a, cat. 425. Photo.
827 | £80
Cyprus: 1962 definitive 3m. to 1 set on unaddressed illustrated f.d.c., fine, scarce. S.G. 211-23.
828 | £150
Cyprus: Postal Stationery: A. Q.V. to Q.E.II unused range incl. postal cards, newspaper wrappers and registered envelopes, six items from U.P.U. archives with ms. annotations or straight line datestamp, good to fine. (23)
830 | £75
Dominica: 1935 Silver Jubilee 11/2d. and 1/-, both variety dot by flagstaff [Pl. 4, 8/4], lightly hinged, fine. S.G. 93h, 95h, cat. 210.
831 | £25
Dominica: K.G.V to Q.E.II selection of rural cancellations on adhesive, piece or cover, incl. Calibishie, Castle Bruce, Petite Savanne, etc., fair to fine. (50 items)
834 | £35
Egypt: British Forces in Egypt: 1933 to 1936, four covers to England with red Crowned Circle no.'s 5, 21 and 23 (2) and bearing 1933 1p. ''LETTER SEAL'', 1934 1p. carmine (2) and 1p. green respectively, fair to fine.
835 | £50
Falkland Islands: 1869-76, examples of the black and red franks on pieces, the latter with horizontal crease, otherwise fine. S.G. FR1, FR2, cat. 245
836 £190
Falkland Islands: 1933 Centenary 5/- black and yellow, mint, fine. S.G. 136, cat. 500. Photo.
837 £600
Falkland Islands: 1933 Centenary 5/- black and yellow-orange, mint, fine. S.G. 136a, cat. 1,400. Photo.
838 | £85
Falkland Islands: 1935 Silver Jubilee 21/2d., an unmounted mint example showing flagstaff re-entry [Pl. 6, R. 1/2] similar to ''double'' flagstaff from same Plate, fine. S.G. 140 var.
839 £280
Falkland Islands: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/-, variety flagstaff on right-hand turret [Pl. 5, 7/1], mint, fine. S.G. 142d, cat. 650. Photo.
840 | £200
Falkland Islands: 1938-50 1/2d. to 1 set with 1d. black and carmine shade, mainly fine unmounted mint. (19) S.G. 146-63, cat. 430.
841 £190
Falkland Islands: 1938-50 5/- Indigo and yellow-brown, fine mint. S.G. 161b, cat. 650. Photo.
842 | £420
Falkland Islands: A K.G.VI. and Q.E.II selection incl. 1938-50 sets (3) to 1 mint, values to 1 used, 1948 Silver Wedding mint and used, 1952 (2) and 1960-66 (2) sets mint, 1972 and 1974 sets in unmounted mint blocks of four, Dependencies with 1954-62 set mint, mainly fine.
843 £380
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Georgia: 1977-78 3p. on 3d. wmk. inverted block of four, marginal with imprint, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 58w, cat.1,900. Photo.
844 £85
Falkland Islands Dependencies: South Georgia: 1977-78 3p. on 3d. wmk. inverted, upper marginal, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 58w, cat. 475 Photo.
846 £110
Fiji: 1870-71 Fiji Times Express, Laid btonn paper 3d. black on rose, unused (regummed), fine. S.G. 6, cat. 1,500. Photo.
847 £120
Fiji: 1870-71 Fiji Times Express, Laid btonn paper 9d. black on rose, part orginal gum slightly tropicalised, 2mm tear in upper margin, otherwise fine. S.G. 8, cat. 1,900. Photo.
850 | £55
Fiji: 1935 Silver Jubilee, a selection of mint minor varieites, with set in sheet no. blocks of four incl. 1/- dot in sky [Pl. 4 2/6], 1d. aniline in two unmounted blocks, etc., mainly fine with most unmounted. (31)
851 £75
Fiji: 1935 Silver Jubilee 2d. and 1/-, both in lower left corner marginal mint blocks of four with plate no. ''1 A'' and showing diagonal line by turret varieties [10/1, 10/2], the 2d. a trifle gum toned, otherwise fine with the varieties unmounted. S.G. 243, f, 245, f, cat. 230+. Photo.
852 | £50
Fiji: 1935 Silver Jubilee 2d. variety diagonal line by turret, examples fine mint marginal with plate no. ''1 A'' [10/2] and fine used. S.G. 243f, cat. 65+ (unpriced used).
854 | £250
Fiji: A duplicated collection in two stockbooks incl. 1882 5/- (4, one used), 1892-3 Surcharges incl. 5d. on 6d. (3, one used), later with 1938-55 5d. blue and scarlet (4), 6d. Die I (5) mint, 1954-59 to 1 (2, mint) etc., mainly fine.
855 £50
Finland: 1856 10k. rose with full margins, ms. and handstruck cancellations. S.G. 2, cat. 425. Photo.
856 | £90
Finland: 1866 Serpentine roulettes, a small selection comprising 5p. unused, 20p. mixed type II and III roulettes used, 40p used (2, one on entire), fair to fine.
857 | £60
French Colonies: A mint and used accumulation on stockcards and approval cards, interest in St. Pierre et Miquelon from 1892, varied condition.
859 £180
French Post Offices in Egypt: 1921 p.p.c. addressed to the ''Poste Franaise/En Ville'', franked Port Said 1921-23 4m. on 10c., charged ''T'' in trangle and with 192 postage due 10c. on 30c. showing ''MIILIMES'' error, cancelled Port Said ''7 12/21'', scarce. S.G. 153, D176 var., Yvert 71, 7b(B). Photo.
862 | £1400
German States: A collection well written-up in three albums, incl. Bremen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, North German Confederation, Oldenburg, with good ranges of cancellations and some covers, poor to fine. (100's)
863 | £1400
German States: Baden: A comprehensive collection, well written-up in one album, incl. 1851-52 issue with a good range of shades incl. 1kr., 6kr. and 9kr. used together on piece, 1855 cover to England franked 1kr., 6kr., 9kr., later ranges with covers and cancellations, postal stationery, etc. poor to fine. (100's)
864 | £80
German States: Bavaria: Telegraphs: A selection on leaves incl. 1876 watermarked 6 10pf., 20pf., 25pf., 40pf. and 80pf. in complete mint sheets of forty with interval margins, etc., fair to fine. (216)
865 | £750
German States: Bavaria: A comprehensive collection, well written-up in one album, issues from 1849 to 1920 with a study of early imperfs. incl. scarcer cancellations, 1867 to 18kr. used (2), 1870-75 12kr. used, 1912 semi-official air 25pf. mint (2), Officials, etc., poor to fine. (100's)
866 | £270
German States: Bavaria: A collection of covers and cards, poor to fine in one album, incl. various frankings with a range of imperfs., postal stationery incl. 1912 special 5pf. card, impressed Aeroclub 25pf. used 1912 (Nov. 11), etc. (44)
867 | £600
German States: Brunswick: A mainly used collection, well written-ip in one album, incl. 1853-56 1/3sgr. (2), 1861-64 3sgr. rose, 1864 rouletted 1sgr., 2sgr., 1865 1/3gr. mint block of six, etc., poor to fine. (few 100's)
868 £80
German States: Hamburg: 1866 (Feb. 10) entire to London franked 7s. dull mauve, tied by cancellation of bars with red Hamburg P.D. datestamp below with London Paid arrival of Feb. 13 at left. Photo.
869 | £500
German States: Hamburg: A well written-up collection in one album, incl. 1859 to 7s. used (4), 1864 (Feb.-Apr.) 11/4sch. and 21/2sch. used, postal stationery, etc., poor to fine. (few 100's)
870 | £1400
German States: Hanover: A comprehensive collection, well written-up in one album, incl. 1851 issue with a range of shades, 1853 3pf. unused (2), used (9), 1859 issue with many shades and cancellations, 1g. and 3g. (2) used on 1861 entire, 1863-64 3pf. unused, used (4), range of covers, postal stationery, reprints, etc., poor to fine. (100's)
871 | £920
German States: Prussia: A comprehensive collection, well written-up in one album, incl. many shades, cancellations and covers, incl. 1859 3sgr. unused (3), 1857 3sgr. used strip of three, 1859 1/2sgr. pair used, postal stationery, etc., poor to fine. (100's)
872 | £380
German States: Schleswig-Holstein: A collection on leaves, incl. 1850 1s. unused, Holstein 1864 type I 11/4s. unused and used, type II used, good range of numeral issues, etc., poor to fine. (92)
873 | £680
German States: Thurn and Taxis: A comprehensive collection, well written-up in one album, incl. 1852-58 1/3sgr. used (2), 1sgr. (pair and six singles, one on cover), 1859-61 1kr., 3kr. and 6kr. used together on 1861 entire to Belgium, 1866 2sgr. used (2), etc., some multiples, etc., poor to fine. (few 100's)
874 | £1350
German States: Wrttemberg: A comprehensive collection, well written-up in two albums, incl. 1851-57 issue with a good range of shades, 1857 to 18kr, used, 1860 perf. 131/2 to 18kr. used, 1863 perf. 10 to 18kr. used, 1865-67 rouletted to 18kr., 1868 7kr. (4) used, 1869-73 to 14kr. used, Officials, postal stationery, etc., poor to fine. (100's)
875 | £550
Germany: A collection in four printed Lindner albums, strength in mint with Empire issues in very mixed condition incl. 1875-79 PFENNIGE values to 50g. unused, 1899-1900 REICHPOST to 3m. etc., 3rd. Reich with 1933 Wagner set etc., later issues to 1961 with sparse collections of West Germany, Berlin and East Germany, varied condition.
876 | £160
Germany: A mainly fine used collection of 1945-49 French Zone issues on leaves incl. General issue 1945-46 set of thirteen, Baden largely complete incl. 1949 Freiburg and Red Cross sets, Rhineland incl. 1948-49 set, 1949 Red Cross set and miniature sheet, Wurttemberg incl. 1948-49, 1949 Red Cross sets etc., mainly fine though not all cancellations guaranteed.
877 | £60
Germany: An accumulation in albums and loose of 1975-90 Ersttagsblatts for West Germany and West Berlin, mainly fine.
878 | £30
Germany: Cinderellas: 1922(c.) series of nineteen undenominated labels mourning for ''lost'' Colonies and other territories, mainly good to fine with gum.
879 | £380
German Colonies: A selection on leaves and stockcards with German South West Africa incl. 1898-1900 set used, unissued 25pf. and 50pf. mint, 1901 no wmk set used, 1906-19 wmk lozenges values to 5m used; German New Guinea with 1891 2m. cancelled Viktoria; Samoa 20pf. ultramarine with Auckland cds. etc., fair to fine. (63)
880 | £180
German South West Africa: A selection of 1896 to 1919 issues on a stockcard with Germany used in South West Africa (9), 1901 no wmk values to 3m. mint and to 5m. used, 1906-19 values to 5m. mint (2), 1m. used, also 1900 10pf. carmine bisected on piece, mainly fine. (92)
881 | £90
German Colonies: Kiaochow: A selection with covers and cards incl. 1900 Chinese 1c. postal stationery illustrated greetings card bearing 5pf. on 10pf. surcharge tied by Tsingtau c.d.s., fair to fine.
882 | £60
German Post Offices in Morocco: A selection from 1889 incl. 1911-18 values to 6p.25 on 5m. used, mainly fine.
885 | £160
Gibraltar: 1752 to 1872, a selection of twelve items, incl. 1752 set of instructions sent from London to Deputy Commissioner of Stores and Provisions on Gibraltar, 1819 to Oporto with handstruck ''90'', 1820 incoming ''Nehemias'' item from London carried by Capt. Barrett of the ''Express'', 1848 to Devon with double arc datestamp, 1849 to Cadiz with handstruck ''1R'', etc. with some interesting contents, mostly good to fine.
886 | £120
Gibraltar: 1804 to 1857, selection of thirteen entires to a range of European destinations, variously rated and with a range of markings incl. San Roque incl. large on 1804 (Aug. 13) to Tarragona and medium on 1818 to Genoa, ''VIA DI NIZZA'' (2), ''ESPAGNE/PAR BAYONNE'', etc., fair to fine.
887 | £230
Gibraltar: 1828 to 1871, selection of thirteen entires to Cadiz with a range of San Roque and other markings, variously rated in ms. or with handstruck ''9q'' (3) or ''4R'', four with Spanish adhesives, fair to fine.
888 £230
Gibraltar: 1835 to 1866, selection of five items, incl. 1835 (Jan. 12) entire to Corfu with good ''GIBRALTAR/ PAID'' (type II) in black (part crossed by deletion of addressee's name), ms. rated ''6'' and with fancy framed arrival, 1852 to London backstamped double arc d.s. in blue, 1858, two incoming (one with handstruck 2R'') with single ring arrival in blue and in black on 1866 incoming ''Nehemias'' front, fair to fine. Photo.
891 £150
Gibraltar: 1858 (June 21) entire to London franked G.B. 1856 6d. lilac, a wing-margined example tied by fine type 1 ''G'' cancellation with code A c.d.s. in blue below and July 4 red London Paid arrival, slight soiling but attractive. S.G. Z42. Photo.
895 £130
Gibraltar: 1886 overprint 1/2d. to 1/- set with 21/2d. shade, 2d. light diagonal crease, otherwise mainly fine used. (8) S.G. 1-7, cat. 653. Photo.
896 £90
Gibraltar: Forgeries: Sperati forgery of 1886 overprint 1/- yellow-brown, ''used'', with handstamp on reverse, fine. Photo.
897 £80
Gibraltar: Forgeries: Sperati forgery of 1886-87 1/- bistre, ''used'', with handstamp on reverse, fine. Photo.
898 | £80
Gibraltar: 1889 5c. on 1/2d. to 75c. on 1/- set with additional 25c. on 21/2d. showing both short ''I'' and ''5'' with short foot [R. 6/2], used, mainly fine. (8) S.G. 15-21, 17ab, cat. 350.
899 | £80
Gibraltar: 1889-96 40c., 1p. bistre and ultramarine and 2p. tied by fine registered ovals to 1898 (July 25) cover to the Netherlands, with large handstruck ''R'' in red at left and London transit backstamp. S.G. 27, 31, 32.
900 | £60
Gibraltar: 1938 to 1953 mint selection on leaves, incl. 1938-51 set with perfs. incl. perf. 14 5/-, 10/-, 1948 Silver Wedding, etc., mainly fine. (38)
902 | £20
Gibraltar: Revenues: 1884 30c. to 5p. less 1p.65, used with ms. cancellations, a few imperfections but mainly fine for these. (5) Barefoot 1-2, 4-6.
904 | £60
Grenada: 1777 (June 4) and 1779 (June 4), two rather stained entire letters in French from Sir Peter Francis Laurent in Grenada to Messrs. Walpole and Ellison in London, with ''DEAL/SHIP LRE'' and ''SHIP LRE'' strikes respectively and Bishop arrival marks. Interesting contents regarding failure of payment for consignments of sugar, etc.
905 | £110
Grenada: Three Ship Letters, comprising 1784 (May 16) from the ''Dunlop'' correspondence to Ayr ''p. The Townsend/Capt. Tindall/Q.D.C.'', rated ''7'' amended to ''2/1'' and with good ''DEAL/SHIP LRE''; 1785 (July 8) from Thomas Townsend to Glasgow ''p, the Washington/Capt. Hickney'', rating amended to ''8'' and with fair ''LONDON/SHIP.LRE''; 1834 (May 20) to London on the ''Justina'', rated ''2/8'' and with fine framed SHIP LETTER/BRIGHTON''.
906 £600
Grenada: 1784 (Aug. 1) entire letter from St. Georges to Messrs. Dinsdale, Sons & Barnard of London, with arguably the finest surviving example of the first type straight line ''Grenada'' type A1 on reverse, endorsed ''p. the Hope/Capt. Richardson'', rated ''9'' in ms. and with slightly smudged ''DOVER/SHIP LRE''. Photo.
907 £300
Grenada: 1786 (Apr. 20) entire letter from Thomas Townsend to Messrs. William Tod & Co. of London requesting insurance for 25 hogsheads of sugar, with fine strike of ''GRENADA'' and Crown circular handstamp type A2, partly overstruck by ''21/IU'' receiving Bishop mark, endorsed ''p. the Grenville Bay/Capt. Mann QDC'', rated ''7'' and with fine ''PLYMOUT-/SHIP-LRE''. Photo.
908 £170
Grenada: 1791 (Mar. 8) entire letter from Robert Turnbull at Montreuil to William Cross in Glasgow reporting on the estate and requesting renewal of personnel among the slaves as ''there are severals at present in the Gang that are wearing old and infirm'', backstamped fine ''GRENADA'' and Crown circular handstamp type A2, endorsed ''Pr. Packet'', rated ''1/-'' amended to 1/10''. Photo.
911 £230
Grenada: 1814 (July 12) entire to the Revd. Dr. Coke & The Missionary Committee at New Chapel, rated ''2/2'' and backstamped fine two line ''GRENADA/JUL 12 14'' type A4 datestamp, and with Sept. 10 arrival in red over flap, slight staining possibly from vinegar disinfection, scarce, only four examples of this mark recorded in 1814 of which this is the latest. Photo.
914 | £40
Grenada: 1845 (May 25) entire letter to John Scoble at the Anti-Slavery Office in London, ms. ''1/- Paid'' and June 20 arrival tombstone, backstamped fine ''GRENADA/MY25/1845'' large double arc type A9 datestamp, some minor damage and repairs but most interesting.
915 | £50
Grenada: 1847 (Jan. 10) and (Feb. 10) two entires from Charles Hastings Doyle to his brother, Colonel North, in London, both rated ''1/-'' and backstamped fine type A9 double arc datestamp, some staining.
916 | £42
Grenada: 1847 (Nov. 23) entire letter to London endorsed ''1/- Paid'' and with Dec. 27 arrival tombstone, backstamped fine type A9 double arc datestamp, attractive.
917 £270
Grenada: 1852 (Oct. 28) entire letter to John Richard at the Sunfire Office in London, rated ''1/-'' and backstamped fine strike of the type A9 double arc ''GRENADA/OC28/1852/B'' datestamp with code B reversed, being the earliest of only four recorded examples. Photo.
918 £200
Grenada: 1854 (Jan. 26) entire to Yorkshire with good strike of ''PAID/AT/GRENADA'' Crowned Circle in red, rated ''1/-'', London Paid Feb. 15 transit and backstamped type A9 double arc ''JA 26/1854'', slight staining but scarce. Photo.
919 | £80
Grenada: 1934-36 issue, duplicated range of shades and perfs., incl. set mint and used with 1/2d. perf. 121/2 x 131/2 used, also 1935 Silver Jubilee set mint (3) and used (3), etc., mainly good to fine. (124 + 3 covers)
920 | £65
Grenada: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/2d, two mint singles, the first lower right corner marginal unmounted showing variety kite and vertical log [Pl. 2a, 10/6], the second variety kite and horizontal log [Pl. 2B, 10/6], also 1/- used single showing the second variety, mainly fine. S.G. 145k, 145l, 148l
921 £1150
Grenada: A specialised K.G.VI collection in four stockbooks, with 1938-50 shades, perfs. and printings incl. 21/2d. perf. 121/2 x 131/2 used (short perf.), 3d. colon flaw (unmounted) in mint marginal block, all listed perfs. and shades of 10/- duplicated mint and used incl. scarce perf. 12 (used is on dated piece), later with 1951 set mint (4) and used, ranges of multiples, etc., mint and used, some covers, mostly fine. Photo.
923 | £350
Grenada: Q.V. to Q.E.II, an interesting selection of covers, etc., variously franked and addressed, incl. 1896 ''Kiderlen'' cover bearing 1883 6d. tte-bche pair, 1898 registered to Germany franked 1888-91 1d. 2/-, 4d. on 2/-, ranges of O.H.M.S., censored, maritime with paquebot covers, postal stationery, etc., fair to fine. (160)
924 | £100
Grenada: Revenues: 1965 ''2'' on $1.50, a selection incl. unmounted mint imprint block of eight, block of four (showing both types) and single used on two locally addressed covers, etc., mainly fine. Barefoot 40. (13 + 2 covers)
926 £520
Haiti: 1881 (Apr. 9) envelope to Germany endorsed ''pr. Royal Mail, via Southampton'' with fine strike of ''PAID/AT/PORT AU PRINCE'' crowned circle in red with Port au Prince code D c.d.s. below, rated ''1/1 1/2'' in ms., backstamped red London Apr. 27 transit and Hamburg Apr. 29 arrival, horizontal creases and addressee's name excised. Rare, the latest date of use recorded by Parmenter. Photo.
930 £120
Heligoland: 1890 (Aug. 9) registered cover locally addressed, franked with 1875-90 10pf. (11/2d.) horizontal pair, tied by fine ''HELIGOLAND/AU 9/1890'' double arc datestamp, attractive, used on last day of British postal authority. Photo.
932 | £550
Heligoland: A well written-up collection in one album, incl. 1867-73 rouletted 1sch. rose-carmine and dark green unused, 1873 perf. 131/2 x 141/2 3/4sch. mint (signed Senf), 11/2sch. mint (signed Thier and Koscak), 1875-90 3pf. (1/2d.) mint (2), 10pf. (11/2d.) 1885 printing mint (signed Pfenniger), 20pf. (21/2d.) used (8), 25pf. (3d.) mint block of four (signed Schulz), 1m. (1s.), 5m. (5s.) used, etc., poor to fine. (68)
934 £7000
Hong Kong: 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine, the rare variety OVERPRINT DOUBLE, the two impressions distinctly spaced side by side, unused, fine. Of the three types of double overprint listed by Webb (Gurevitch lists four), only one unused example of each of the first two types is recorded, the first type being in the Royal collection. This ''side by side'' type is therefore the only type of this rare variety accessible to the collector of min stamps. S.G. 51e, cat. 16,000. With Brandon and B.P.A (2004) certificates. Photo.
935 £500
Hong Kong: 1898 10c. on 30c. grey-green, variety Chinese character large, mint, fine and scarce. S.G. 55c, cat. 900. B.P.A. certificate (2004). Photo.
937 £70
Hong Kong: 1901 (Mar. 7) p.p.c. from Shanghai franked with 2c. carmine pair and Imperial Post 4c., Ligne N and Trieste transits and Pola Apr. 10 arrival, creased and some soiling. Photo.
939 | £70
Hong Kong: 1935 Silver Jubilee 5c., lower left corner marginal block of four, one showing extra flagstaff [Pl. 1, 9/1], ovall gum toning but unmounted. S.G. 134, a, cat. 325+.
941 | £100
Hong Kong: 1938-52 issue, 1947-48 colour changes on chalky paper: $1, $2, $5 and $10, fine unmounted mint. (4) S.G. 156b, 158a, 160ab, 162a, cat. 353.
942 | £140
Hong Kong: A selection on leaves incl. 1903 values to 30c. mint, later Q.E. II sets to $50, a range of covers etc., fair to fine.
943 | £140
Hong Kong: Selection of six covers and cards, incl. Q.V. 1c. (to Pakhoi) and 3c. (to Germany) stationery cards, later addressed in Chinese incl. 1951 registered (franked 20c. pair), etc., fair to fine.
947 | £35
India: 1935 Silver Jubilee 31/2a. variety ''bird'' flaw [9/3], cancelled Calcutta Sept. 6 1935 well clear of variety, fine and scarce. S.G. 245a.
948 | £620
India: A collection in one album incl. 1852 'Scinde Dawk' 1/2a. white used, 1854 lithographed essays 1a. (2), 2a. (3), 8a., 1854-55 4a. used (7, five cut to shape), 1866 postal fiscals (both types), 1902-11 values to 25r. (telegraph cancel), 1921 surcharge errors mint, range of Officials, later issues to 1963, fair to fine.
949 | £50
India used in Muscat: 1916 (Oct. 24) envelope to England, franked 1a. rose-carmine tied by good Muscat type 13 c.d.s.
950 | £110
Indian Feudatory States: A range of covers, cards, etc. in varied condition, incl. Indore, Jammu and Kashmir, Tibet with 1918 native envelope via Gyantse, some faked covers, etc.
951 | £80
Literature: The Court Fee and Revenue Stamps of the Princely State of India vols. I (1983) and supplement (1986) and vol. II.
953 | £100
Indian Feudatory States: Holkar State: 1892 2a. blue, complete Waterlow sample sheet of nine, each overprinted ''WATERLOW & SONS LTD./SPECIMEN'' and with small punched security hole.
955 | £40
Indian Feudatory States: Miraj Senior: Revenues: Court Fee, 1928 to 1947, used selection incl. values to 500r., varieties, scarce. (46)
956 £650
Ireland: Telegraphs: 1922 1/- green with Great Britain embossed K.G.V die, code A1, unused, some minor creasing but rare. Fewer than ten recorded. Jung TB1a, cat. 2,500. Photo.
957 £800
Israel: 1948 Coins set with full tabs, mainly fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1-9, cat. 4,500. Photo.
958 | £130
Israel: 1948 Coins set mint with tabs, short on 500m. and 1,000m., unmounted but some gum disturbance on higher values, also 1948 Postage Due set in blocks of four mint, two of each unmounted.
959 | £380
Israel: An unmounted mint collection in a printed album with issues complete from 1948 Jewish New Year to 1962 Independence Day, all with full tabs, some gutter pairs etc., mainly fine.
960 | £600
Israel: An unmounted mint collection of sets with full tabs incl. 1948 Jewish New Year (2), 1949 Jewish New Year, 1950 2nd. Anniv. Independence (2), Air (2), Post Office, 1952 Menora (2) etc., some small faults and most folded through perfs. between tab and margin but mainly fine. Also 1949 Postage Dues (two sets without tabs). S.G. cat. 4,100+
961 | £110
Israel: A collection from 1948 in two printed albums and two cover albums with 1948 Coins sets used (2) and on first day cover, fair to fine.
965 £160
Jamaica: 1935 Silver Jubilee 6d. lower left corner marginal vertical pair, one showing broken flagstaff [Pl. 1, 9/1], cancelled Myers Wharf Dec. 23 1935 (''DE'' reversed) on registered cover to Halfway Tree, Kingston transit and arrival backstamps, vertical fold well clear of adhesives, scarce. S,G, 116, a. Photo.
967 £180
Jamaica: Postal Fiscals: 1857 3d. purple on blue, variety imperf., adhering to fragment, corner crease at lower right but scarce. S.G. F5a, unpriced. R.P.S. certificate (2001). Photo.
971 | £110
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: 1922-27 1/- to 1 mint, mainly fine. (9) S.G. 87-95, cat. 358.
972 £160
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: 1935-37 Perf. 13 x 12 5c. rope not joined to sail (two slightly pulled perfs. at lower left), 5c. rope joined to sail, 1/- (slightly rounded corner and corner crease), used. (3) S.G. 111b, 111ba, 118a, cat. 840. Photo.
973 | £60
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: 1935 Silver Jubilee, selection incl. set perforated ''SPECIMEN'', unmounted mint marginal blocks, plate no. ''2A'' 20c. strip, 30c. block, 65c., ''2B'' 20c. pair, 1/-, ''4'' 20c. block, mainly fine. (35)
974 | £26
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/- variety line through ''0'' of ''1910'', mint, fine. S.G. 127i, cat. 100.
975 | £270
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: 1938-54 10/- perf. 14 in a fine unmounted mint corner marginal block of 25. S.G. 149a, cat. 750.
978 | £300
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: Airmails: 1927 to 1936, selection of ten covers, incl. 1927 (Feb. 15) first experimental flight Kisumu-Khartoum, cover to London, (Mar. 12) Lake Victoria seaplane crash, three covers to England with ''Owing temporary failure/Air Service Mail/forwarded normal route'' cachet, also ''Aero Field'' cover from London to Kisumu with red boxed ''Service officially arranged to/operate from London March 10/1927, but abandoned owing to/breakdown of Hydroplane on/Lake Victoria'', 1931 (July 8) Nairobi-Kisumu Wilson Airway feeder service, etc., fair to fine.
979 | £220
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: Collection of issues from 1903 to 1954 mint and used on leaves, incl. 1938-54 perfs. with perf. 131/4 2/-, 5/-, 10/-, perf. 113/4 x 13, etc. mint, 1/- mountain retouch used, also various later issues mint and used in three small stockbooks and on stockleaves, poor to fine.
980 | £280
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: A Q.V. to Q.E.II interesting range of covers and cards on leaves, incl. 1901 Entebbe to England with Uganda 4a. pair, 1903 p.p.c. to Durban with B.E.A. 1a., 1908 O.H.M.S. Mombasa to Birmingham franked 1c. pair, 6c., 10c., 1925 registered to Italy with 10c., 50c. (2), 1r., 1930 incoming U.S. cover redirected Nairobi to Mombasa and twice charged 5c., 10c. and 20c. dues, 1931 stampless Naivasha to Nairobi with 10c. postage due, 1933 Dar-es-Salaam underpaid local cover bearing 5c. and with 10c. and 20c. dues, 1935 registered Kinyangiri to South Africa franked 1./-, etc., poor to fine. (33)
982 £220
Kenya: Revenues: Poll Tax: 1934 ''KODI'' 1/- rose-red and purple, part original gum (redistributed), a little colour washed and with small faults at left, scarce. Barefoot 1. Photo.
983 £300
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: Revenues: Judicial Fee: 1905 Wmk. Crown CC 50r. grey and red-brown, a block of four cancelled by large violet East Africa Court handstamps, fine and very scarce. Barefoot 28. Photo.
986 | £580
Labuan: A mint and used collection in a stockbook in a varied condition with 1879 16c., 1881 (June) 8c. on 12c., 1894-96 set, 1895 surcharges mint, 1896 Jubilee values to 8c. mint and to 8c. (2) used, 1897-1901 set mint, 1899 surcharges mint and used, 1902-03 set, 1904 surcharges (at least two of each) mint etc.
987 | £48
Latvia: 1929 Postal Union Congress presentation folder containing a selection of 71 different issues incl. 1922 50r., 100r., mainly fine unmounted mint.
988 | £210
Latvia: A collection from 1918 on album pages incl. 1920 Arms 50k. violet printed on both sides mint, 1925 Libau used, imperf. mint, 1930 Rainis perf. and imperf. used, 1932 charity sets, 1933 Wounded Airmen perf. and imperf. mint etc., mainly fine.
989 | £85
Leeward Islands: 1938-51 1/4d.to 1 (4, two perf. 13) set with some shades incl. 1/- black and grey on emerald, mainly fine mint with many unmounted.
990 | £50
Leeward Islands: 1938-51 1/4d. to 1 (marginal unmounted) set with some shades to 2/-, mint, mainly fine. (29) S.G. 95-114b, cat. 200+.
992 £90
Leeward Islands: 1940 censored envelope from St. Johns, Antigua to Cape Town, franked 1938-51 1/- black on emerald showing damaged ''L'' in ''LEEWARD'', resealed S.A. bilingual censor label at left. Photo.
994 | £50
Leeward Islands: 1902 and 1907-11 sets overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type ???), some gum adherences, otherwise mainly fine. (19) S.G. 20s-28s, 36s-45s., cat. 250.
996 | £280
Malaya and States: 1942 to 1945, P.O.W. mail, selection of six items, comprising four official P.O.W. cards addressed to Wales, all with Japanese censor chops (3 different) and incoming censor marks, also two official P.O.W. incoming cards rejected by the Japanese authorities and returned with instructional cachets to Wales, good to fine.
997 £600
Malaysia: Straits Settlements: 1904-10 10c. to $5, six values locally handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' diagonally (Samuel type SS7), the $5 with two pulled perfs. at foot, otherwise mainly fine with gum and scarce. Ex Sussex. S.G. 132s-38s. Photo.
999 | £60
Malayan States: Malacca: 1954-57 $5, twenty examples incl. five pairs, all used with c.d.s. cancellations, good to fine. S.G. 38, cat. 760.
1001 | £40
Malaysia: Japanese Occupation: 1943 (2 15) envelope locally addressed and franked 1942 (Nov.) 2c. on Perak 5c. strip of three (one with ''s'' inverted - unpriced used), 1942-44 Kanji overprint, Negri Sembilan 1c. and 2c. on Perak 5c. blocks of four (one in each with sideways second character), tied by first day Anniversary of Fall of Singapore violet datestamps (Proud JHS1). J259, a, J266, b, 274, c.
1002 £140
Malta: 1860 No wmk. 1/2d. buff on blued paper, large part original gum, fresh and fine. S.G. 1, cat. 800. Photo.
1003 | £50
Malta: 1863-81 Wmk. Crown CC, perf. 14 1/2d. orange-buff, small part original gum, 1/2d. pale buff, large part original gum, fine. S.G. 8, 11, cat. 280. Both with R.P.S. certificate (1978).
1005 | £170
Malta: 1902 1d. on 21/2d. provisional, a specialised study, mint and used on leaves, incl. examples overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (2), ''Pnney'' error (20) mainly in multiples, broken ''n'' in two mint blocks of eighteen, shades, etc., fair to fine. (145 + 2 covers)
1006 | £60
Malta: 1922 ''SELF-GOVERNMENT'' 10/- blue-black, wmk. Crown CC, mint, fine. S.G. 105, cat. 190.
1007 £230
Malta: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/2d., 21/2d., 1/-, each in a mint lower left corner marginal block of four, one in each showing extra flagstaff [Pl. 1, 9/1], fine. S.G. 210, a, 211, a, 213, a, cat. 591+. Photo.
1008 | £100
Malta: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/2d., 21/2d., 6d., each showing extra flagstaff [Pl. 1, 9/1], used, the 6d. with some vertical creasing, otherwise fine. S.G. 210a, 211a, 212a, cat. 395.
1010 £150
Malta: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/2d. upper left corner marginal block of four, 6d. and 1/- mint singles, each showing variety short extra flagstaff [Pl. 2, 2/1], fine. S.G. 210, b, 212b, 213b, cat. 613+. Photo.
1011 | £40
Malta: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/2d., 1/-, both in an unmounted mint left margin block of four with one in each showing unlisted variety ''two dots over country name'' [6/1], fine. S.G. 210, 213 vars.
1014 | £500
Malta: Airmails: A collection of covers from 1928 to 1978, incl. 1928-29 range, 1931 (June) (7), (Sept.) to Rome, 1932 (Jan.) to Cape Town (2), 1933 acceptance for Third South America Zeppelin flight, 1943 ''green cross'' air letter and envelope, etc., mainly good to fine. (54)
1015 | £820
Malta: A mainly mint collection in two albums, incl. 1863 no wmk. 1/2d., 1863-81 wmk. Crown CC 1/2d. perf. 14 (3), perf. 121/2, perf. 14 x 121/2, 1885-90 to 1/-, 1886 5/-, 1899-1901 to 10/-, 1903-04. 1904-14, 1914-21 and 1921-22 sets, 1922 ''SELF-GOVERNMENT'' wmk. Crown CC 10/-, wmk. Mult. Crown CA (2/- toned) and wmk. Mult. Script CA sets, 1922-26 to 1, 1926, 1926-27, 1928, 1930, 1938-43, 1948-53 and 1956-58 sets, postage dues with 1925 sets (both), etc., mostly good to fine.
1016 | £150
Malta: A rather sparse mainly used collection in one album, incl. 1930 and 1956-58 sets, range of covers (17) from 1893 to 1953, etc., fair to fine.
1020 | £35
Morocco Agencies: French Currency: 1935 Silver Jubilee 5c. on 1/2d., an unmounted mint block of nine, the centre stamp showing ''AGENCIF.S'' variety [8/4], fine. S.G. 212 var.
1021 | £420
Morocco Agencies: An extensive duplicated mint selection of Control and Cylinder blocks or strips, 1907 to 1940, incl. Spanish Currency 1935-37 set in cylinder blocks of six, with some scarcer types, mainly fine.
1028 | £260
Netherlands: 1924 to 1932, selection of mainly vertical interrupted perf. pairs, comprising 1924-26 121/2c., 20c., 50c., 1926-32 on two sides 10c., 221/2c. (horizontal), 30c., 35c., 40c., on four sides (some part gum toned) 71/2c. (horizontal), 9c., 121/2c., 15c. (bend), 20c., 25c., 271/2c., 40c., 50c., unmounted mint. (34)
1029 | £60
New Guinea: 1915 German New Guinea registration labels surcharged ''G.R.I./3d.'': (Name in Unserifed Letters) Rabaul used with violet oval cancellation, a few short perfs. otherwise fine. S.G. 33, cat. 200.
1030 £270
New Guinea: 1915 German New Guinea registration labels surcharged ''G.R.I./3d.'': (Name in Unserifed Letters) Herbertshohe, fine used with c.d.s. S.G. 36, cat. 500. Photo.
1031 £180
New Guinea: 1915 German New Guinea registration labels surcharged ''G.R.I./3d.'': (Name in Unserifed Letters) Kwieng mint, some imperfections. S.G. 37, cat. 600. Photo.
1032 £680
New Guinea: 1915 German New Guinea registration labels surcharged ''G.R.I./3d.'': (Name in Unserifed Letters) Kieta, a vertical pair fine used with light c.d.s. S.G. 38, cat. 1,200. Photo.
1034 £190
New Guinea: 1915 German New Guinea registration labels surcharged ''G.R.I./3d.'': (Name in Serifed Letters) Friedrich Wilhelmshafen, a vertical pair used with Rabaul c.d.s., lower stamp creased and some short perfs, otherwise fine. S.G. 41, cat. 850. Photo.
1036 £350
New Zealand: 1855 Wmk. Star 1/- pale yellow-green on blued paper, just touched at top right corner, lightly cancelled ''4'' barred numeral, rare. S.G. 3, cat. 5,000. Photo.
1038 £200
New Zealand: 1855-57 No Wmk. 1/- green on blued paper, just touched at foot, neatly cancelled ''4'' barred numeral, imperfections but scarce. S.G. 6, cat. 3,500. Photo.
1039 | £150
New Zealand: 1878 2/- deep rose used, 5/- grey mint (some toned perfs) and used (2). S.G. 185, 186, cat. 1,175.
1040 | £60
New Zealand: Health issues, a well written-up display collection, with sets complete mint from 1929 to 1990 less 1940, 1971 and 1980 sets but incl. 1931 Smiling Boys, etc., mainly fine. (145 + 3 f.d.c.'s)
1041 | £110
New Zealand: 1957 to 1973, a duplicated mint selection of Health miniature sheets, also 1969 Cook sheets, mainly mint and mostly unmounted. S.G. cat. 1,300+
1042 | £75
New Zealand: Postal Fiscals: A selection of used Arms issues with values to 9/- (5), 15/- (3), 2 (4), 3 and 5 (4), poor to fine.
1043 £110
New Zealand: Postal Fiscals: 1931-40 'Cowan' paper 2.10s. red, fine mint. S.G. F163, cat. 300. Photo.
1044 | £190
New Zealand: Postal Fiscals: 1940-58 issue, one of each value to 1 (less 7/6), 30/-, 2 and 5, also 1958 1, mainly fine mint.
1045 £100
New Zealand: Postal Fiscals: 1940-58 25/- greenish blue, fine mint. S.G. F204, cat. 375. Photo.
1046 £480
New Zealand: Postal Fiscals: 1940-58 3.10s. rose, fine mint. S.G. F209, cat. 1,500. Photo.
1047 | £2400
New Zealand: A mainly used collection in an album incl. 1855-57 1d., 2d., 1/-, 1857-63 values to 1/- (2), 1862 imperf. and rouletted values to 1/-, 1862-63 pelure paper 6d., 1/-, 1864-67 4d. deep rose, 1878 2/-, 5/-, 1906 Christchurch set, 1913 Auckland 3d., 6d. (both mint), Health issues with 1931 Smiling Boys mint, postal fiscals with 1882 values to 1 (2), Arms to 1 mint, Officials with 1913-25 2/-, 5/- mint, postage dues with 1899 values to 2/- mint, Life Insurance 1891-98 set, Victoria Land 1911-13 1d. mint block of four etc., poor to fine.
1048 | £720
New Zealand: An early to modern collection contained in three stockbooks and a cover album incl. 1931 Smiling Boys mint, 1958 surcharge error used, later range of mint and used miniature sheets, extensive Officials incl. 1913-25 5/- mint, 1927-33 2/- Admiral mint and used (2), 1936-51 mint selection with perf. varieties to 2/- (incl. perf. 121/2 with ''COQK'' variety), 5/- (4), 1940 Centennial set mint and used, mainly good to fine.
1049 | £850
New Zealand: A collection of Q.V. to K.G.V issues on leaves and stockcards incl. 1898-1909 Pictorials with values to 5/- mint (4) and used, 1907-08 3d (10, incl. a block of four), 6d (9, incl. a block of four) and 1/- (5), mint, later with Officials etc., fair to fine.
1050 | £1400
New Zealand: A selection of Chalon Head issues on stockcards, with imperf. values to 1/- (8), perforated values to 1/- (18) used incl. 4d deep rose-red (10), mint incl. 1d. vermilion, 2d. blue, 2d. orange (2), 3d. lilac, 4d. yellow (2), 6d. blue, 1/- yellow-green, also 2d. proof block of nine, varied condition. (262+ 9 proofs).
1051 | £70
New Zealand: Life Insurance: A used selection from 1890, incl. 1891 6d. (4), 1/- etc., varied condition. (58)
1052 | £50
New Zealand: Antarctic Expeditions: 1911 Victoria Land 1d. in an unmounted mint block of four, minor gum blemishes, otherwise fine. S.G. A3, cat. 180+.
1053 £80
Niue: 1935 Silver Jubilee 21/2d. vertical pair from the top of the sheet, variety imperf. horizontally, mint, fine. S.G. 70 var., cat. 250. Photo.
1054 £120
Niue: 1935 Silver Jubilee 21/2d. vertical pair from the top of the sheet, variety imperf. horizontally, mint, fine. S.G. 70 var., cat. 250. Phil. Foundation certificate (1977). Photo.
1055 | £230
North Borneo: 1883 to 1886, a selection with 1883 (Mar.) 2c. mint (2) and used, 1883 (June) 8c. on 2c. used (2, one a forgery), 50c., $1, 1883 (July) 4c., 8c. mint and used, 1886 values to 10c. incl. 1/2c. unused, 1c. imperf. pair mint (thinned), 'and Revenue' overprint 1/2c. unused and used (faults), 1886 (Sept.) perf. 14 3c. on 4c., 5c. on 8c. mint etc., varied condition.
1056 | £180
North Borneo: 1886 to 1892, a duplicated mint and used selection with 1886-87 values to $2 (used), 1888-92 values to $2 incl. 50c. chalky blue used, 1889 $10 large part original gum (with area of gum loss under hinge), varied condition.
1057 £250
North Borneo: 1886-87 composite colour trial sheet containing eleven values incl. unissued 12c., printed in brown.
1058 | £120
North Borneo: 1890 to 1892 surcharges, a selection with 1890 2c. on 25c., 8c. on 25c. used, 1891-92 6c. on 10c. type 14 unused (2), 1892 8c. on 25c. unused etc., varied condition.
1059 | £120
North Borneo: 1894, a mint and used duplicated range with mint values to 12c. (5), 18c. (2), 24c. (3), 25c. (2), 50c., $1, $2 mint or unused, 50c. and $1 postally used, values to $10 (2) c.t.o., also a selection of 1895 surcharges, varied condition.
1060 | £150
North Borneo: 1897-1902, a duplicated range of values to 24c. incl. 10c., 12c. (2) mint or unused, corrected inscriptions pair mint and postally used, varied condition.
1061 | £130
North Borneo: 1899 surcharges, a duplicated selection with values to 4c. on $2 , also 81/2mm. spacing 4c. on $10 mint and postally used, varied condition.
1062 £320
North Borneo: 1901-05, a duplicated selection with at least one of each value mint, some postally used incl. 24c., varied condition but $5 and $10 fine. Photo.
1063 | £95
North Borneo: 1904-05 surcharges, a mint range with three of each value (except 4c. on 5c. and 4c. on $2, two of each), varied condition.
1064 | £170
North Borneo: 1909-23, a duplicated selection with values to 18c. and 24c. (2) mint, used values to 24c., 1911 high values to $2 mint and used, 1916 (Feb.) surcharges mint and used, mainly fine.
1065 | £270
North Borneo: 1916 Cross in vermilion, 1c. (3), 2c. (3), 3c. (2), 4c. (2), 5c., 6c., 8c. to 24c. (2 of each) mint, 1c., 2c., 3c., 4c., 5c., 6c. (2), 10c., used, mainly fine.
1066 | £160
North Borneo: 1916 Cross in carmine, 1c. to 24c., one of each value with additional 2c. (pair), 3c., 6c., 10c., all mint and mainly fine.
1067 £150
North Borneo: 1918 (Aug.) Red Cross surcharges to $5+ 2c. with additional values to 25c.+ 2c. and 13-14mm. spacing 2c.+ 2c. (2), mainly fine mint. Photo.
1068 £230
North Borneo: 1918 (Oct.) Red Cross surcharges set mint with additional values to $1+ 4c., also values to 24c.+ 4c. with fake cancellations, mainly fine. Photo.
1069 £250
North Borneo: 1918 (Oct.) 1c.+4c. to $10+4c. set of seventeen, tied to large pieces from registered cover used to Margate by Jesselton ''18/NOV/1918'' c.d.s.'s, some lightly crossed by blue crayon lines, otherwise mainly fine. S.G. 235-52, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1070 | £140
North Borneo: 1922 Exhibition, a selection with duplicated mint values to 50c. (4), also a range of stop after ''EXHIBITION'' varieties to 20c. on 18c., varied condition.
1071 £150
North Borneo: 1925-28 set mint with additional values to $2, a few used, $10 with a few small stains, otherwise mainly fine. Photo.
1072 £150
North Borneo: 1931 50th. Anniversary set mint with additional values, mainly mint, to 25c. (5), $1 (5), $2, mainly fine. Photo.
1073 £140
North Borneo: 1939 set to $5 incl. 12c. shade mint. S.G. 303-17, cat. 648. Photo.
1074 £170
North Borneo: 1939 set to $5 mint with additional values to $1 mint and used, 1941 War Tax issues etc., mainly fine. Photo.
1075 | £140
North Borneo: 1945 to 1949, a selection with 1945 B.M.A. to $5 (at least two of each value) mint, to $5 (less $1) used, 1947 overprints with two mint sets and a used set (less $2) including 50c. with lower bar broken at left, etc., mainly fine.
1076 £200
North Borneo: 1947 1c. to $5 perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type W9) , the unique set ex Waterlow day book, most values additionally handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' in red in upper margin, mainly fine without gum. (15) S.G. 335s-49s. Photo.
1077 | £350
North Borneo: Postage Dues: A duplicated range in a stockbook with 1895-97 values to 24c. mint and used, 1897-99 values to 24c. (2) mint, 1909-12 vertical overprint 8c. used, horizontal overprint values to 24c. (mint and used), overprinted at top 2c. mint and used (two of each), 4c, used (2), 1918-30 perf. 131/2-14 values to 12c. (4), 16c. (2) mint, 16c. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', perf. 121/2 values to 12c. mint, 1930-38 perf. 131/2-14 16c. (5), perf. 121/2 values to 16c. (2) mint etc., varied condition.
1078 | £90
North Borneo: Japanese Occupation: A selection incl. 1943 4c., 8c., 1944 values to $1 mint, 1944-45 to 15c. (2) mint, 30c., 50c. (2) unused with faults, 30c. used, varied condition.
1079 £130
North Borneo: Japanese Occupation: 1944-45 set (less 30c.) used on philatelic cover to Kuching, fine. S.G. J35-48 (Ex. J46), cat. 405+. Photo.
1081 £60
Nyasaland: 1894 (Nov. 2) 2d. ''EXTERNAL'' stationery card to the Isle of Wight, cancelled fine ''852'' in barred oval with Port Herald c.d.s. alongside, backstamped Tshinde Nov. 12 transit, a little creased and stained. Photo.
1083 £170
Nyasaland: 1897 (Dec. 8) envelope from Blantyre to Canada bearing 1897-1900 1d., 4d. and 2/6, backstamped Chinde Dec. 18 transit and Montreal Jan. 13 arrival, horizontal crease well clear of adhesives, attractive. Photo.
1086 £500
Nyasaland: 1902 master die proof of small format design with uncleared value tablets and surround, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm.), endorsed ''BEFORE/HARDENING'' and dated ''6 NOV.02''. Photo.
1088 | £60
Nyasaland: 1913-19 10/- pale green and deep scarlet on green, 10/- green and deep scarlet on green, 1921-30 10/- green and deep red on pale emerald, mint, fine. S.G. 96, 96e, 113, cat. 235
1089 £95
Nyasaland: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/- variety kite and vertical log [Pl. 2a, 10/6], mint, fine. S.G. 126k, cat. 300. Photo.
1090 £150
Nyasaland: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/- variety kite and vertical log [Pl. 2a, 10/6], used, fine. S.G. 126k, unpriced by S.G.. Photo.
1091 | £85
Nyasaland: Revenues: 1891 B.C.A. 2/6, 4/-, 10/-, 1893 1/- on 1, mainly fine used. Barefoot 5, 6, 7, 13, cat. 225.
1092 £350
Palestine: Postage Dues: 1924 incoming envelope from Great Britain to Beisan, underfranked with 11/2d. and bearing 1923 2m. and 8m. dues cancelled Aug. 28 with framed ''TO PAY./(ms.) 10/MILLIEMES''. Photo.
1093 | £80
Palestine: A collection from 1918 on leaves incl. 1922 7m. watermark inverted used, mainly fine.
1094 | £290
Papua: A collection of issues from 1901 to 1939 in one stockbook, incl. 1901-05 values to 1/-, 1906-07 values to 2/6, mint, 1911 2d. cancelled fine Thursday Island c.d.s., 1916-31 values to 5/- (2), 1938 Airs, 1939-41 Airs (3), mint, etc., mainly fair to fine.
1095 | £200
Portugal: A mint selection on stockcards, strength in 1960's and 1970's issues unmounted mint incl. 1965, 66, 67, 70 (4), 71 (7) Europa sets, mainly fine.
1097 £150
Portuguese Colonies: Mozambique: 1895 (May 17) registered cover from Loureno Marques to Lisbon endorsed ''Via Transvaal & Cape'', bearing 1886 5r. to 300r. set of nine (50r. is perf. 131/2), backstamped June 14 arrival, addressee name partially erased, odd adhesive marked by additional gumming to affix, scarce and attractive. Btwn. S.G. 30 and 43, 50. Photo.
1098 £110
Portuguese Colonies: Mozambique: 1898 (Apr. 30) registered cover from Loureno Marques to Lisbon ''Via Transvaal'', bearing General Issue Vasco da Gama set of eight cancelled in blue, backstamped May 27 arrival , some values slightly damaged or faintly stained. Photo.
1101 £650
Rhodesia: Early Covers: 1892 rare incoming underpaid envelope from Great Britain to the B.S.A. Co. Solicitor at Fort Salisbury, bearing 1/2d., 1d., 6d., cancelled Bangor May 19, with ms. ''1/9'', handstruck ''9D/F.B.'' and red ''6D'', backstamped Cape Town June 9, Mafeking June 14 and Macloutsi June 19 transit datestamps. Photo.
1103 £95
Rhodesia: Early Covers: 1893 (Dec. 3) Mashonaland 11/2d. International stationery card used to Scotland (redirected within Edinburgh) with added 1893 1/2d., cancelled ''827'' in barred ovals with Salisbury despatch c.d.s. and Jan. 15 arrival, backstamped Tuli (scarce) Dec. 10 and Cape Town Dec. 27 transits. Photo.
1104 | £60
Rhodesia: Early Covers: Mashonaland overprint on Cape (deleted) 1d. stationery card to Johannesburg with added corner marginal 1893 1/2d., fine ''F'' in diamond cancellations with large part Victoria c.d.s., backstamped scarce Tuli Jan. 13 transit, etc.
1108 £75
Rhodesia: Early Covers: 1895 (June 15) Mashonaland 1d. stationery card to England with added 1892 1d., cancelled fine Bulawayo c.d.s.'s, backstamped Cape Town June 26 transit, attractive. Photo.
1109 | £40
Rhodesia: Early Covers: 1895 (June 15) Mashonaland 1d.+1d. stationery reply card addressed to Rear Admiral Sir F. Bedford, admiral of the Cape Fleet, in London, with added 1892 1d., cancelled fine Bulawayo c.d.s.'s, reply half unused but backstamped Cape Town June 26 and July 13 arrival.
1116 | £70
Rhodesia: Early Covers: 1903 (Dec. 3) 21/2d. stationery envelope, size F, with added 1897 4d., registered to England, cancelled fine Gwanda single ring c.d.s.'s, ms. registration markings; 1905 (Oct. 27) 1d. stationery envelope to Bulawayo cancelled fine Queque double ring. (2 items)
1117 | £170
Rhodesia: 1892-93 values to 1 (2), 2 (2) used in slightly varied condition, also 5 and 10 with faults.
1118 | £120
Rhodesia: 1892-93 1d. to 1 (2, one with faults) incl. shades, mint, mainly fine. S.G. 1-10, cat. 688.
1120 | £400
Rhodesia: 1892 1/2d. on 6d. to 8d. on 1/- set, good to fine mint and used (cancellations not guaranteed). S.G. 14-17, cat. 1,900.
1121 £130
Rhodesia: 1896 1d. on 3d. grey-black and green, used, fine. S.G. 51, cat. 475. Phil. Fed. of S. Africa certificate (1979). Photo.
1122 £110
Rhodesia: 1897 2 rosy red, perf. 15, c.t.o., fine. S.G. 74, cat. 400. Photo.
1123 | £220
Rhodesia: 1898-1908, a selection in varied condition incl. values to 10/- (3) mint, 1 perforated ''SPECIMEN'' with gum, values to 2 (2) used, also fiscally used values to 20 (3) and 21/2d. imperf. between pair mint (faults).
1124 £110
Rhodesia: 1898-1908 set of ten with additional 21/2d., 3d., 7/6 and 10/-, all perforated ''SPECIMEN'', mainly without or with part gum, otherwise fine. Btwn. S.G. 80s and 93s. cat. 900+. Photo.0
1125 | £170
Rhodesia: 1905 Falls, a selection with ''SPECIMEN''set, sets mint and used (less 5d. and 5/-), also 1896 Cape overprint set mint with additional values to 4d., varied condition.
1126 | £350
Rhodesia: 1909-12 ''RHODESIA'', a collection on leaves with set to 1 mint, values to 2 rosy brown used incl. 1 violet overprint, 5 (2, fiscally used), twelve values to 1 perforated ''SPECIMEN'', 1d. imperf. between horizontal pair mint (thinned) and a selection of mint missing stop varieties with values to 10/- incl. 1/- in a vertical strip of five. Also 1909-11 surcharges incl. set perforated ''SPECIMEN'', poor to fine.
1127 | £200
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 1/2d. to 1, less 6d., 8d. and 10/-, all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', some staining and washed colours, particularly on 7/6, but all with gum.
1128 £250
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, one of each value to 5/- mint, mainly fine. Photo.
1130 | £100
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, 1d., a selection on leaves with mint (19), and used (14) showing a good range of shades, varied condition.
1131 | £130
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, 2d., a selection on leaves with mint (9), and used (7) showing a good range of shades, varied condition.
1132 | £90
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, 21/2d., a selection on leaves with mint (18), and used (14) showing a good range of shades, varied condition.
1133 | £120
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, 3d., a selection on leaves with mint (13, incl. a horizontal pair), and used (4) showing a good range of shades, varied condition.
1135 | £180
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, 5d., a selection on leaves with mint (9, incl. purple-brown and ochre, another with "lines by King's Cheek' variety), and used (7, incl. purple-brown and ochre) showing a good range of shades, varied condition.
1136 £30
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 5d. purple-brown and ochre, large part original gum, slight thins, good appearance. S.G. 141ab, cat. 550. Photo. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1981). Photo.
1138 | £150
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, 8d., a selection on leaves with mint (3), and used (3), also 10d. with mint (3) and used (2) showing a good range of shades, varied condition.
1139 £200
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 10d. carmine and deep purple fine mint. S.G. 150, cat. 600. Photo.
1141 | £140
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, 2/-, a selection on leaves with mint (7), and used (3) showing a good range of shades, varied condition.
1142 £320
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 2/- black and dull blue, mint, a little heavily mounted, otherwise fine. S.G. 154, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1143 | £220
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, 2/6, a selection on leaves comprising examples mint (3), and used (3, incl. bistre-brown and crimson) showing a range of shades, poor to fine. (6)
1144 £110
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 2/6 black and crimson, fine mint. S.G. 155a, cat. 300. Photo.
1145 £130
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 2/6 black and lake, fine mint. S.G. 155, cat. 300. Photo.
1146 £130
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 2/6 sepia and deep crimson, fine mint. S.G. 156, cat. 400. Photo.
1148 £65
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 2/6 black and rose-carmine, a little heavily mounted otherwise fine mint. S.G. 157, cat. 275. Photo.
1149 £150
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 2/6 black and rose-carmine, fine used. S.G. 157, cat. 300. Photo.
1150 | £170
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, 3/-, a selection on leaves with mint (5), and used copies showing a good range of shades, varied condition.
1151 | £160
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, 5/-, a selection with mint (3) and used copies showing a range of shades, varied condition.
1152 £100
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 5/-. vermilion and deep green fine mint. S.G. 159, cat. 250. Photo.
1153 £170
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, 7/6 carmine and pale blue, fine used. S.G. 160b, cat. 425. Photo.
1154 £170
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 7/6 carmine and pale blue, a few small marks on gum, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 160b, cat. 600. Photo.
1155 £200
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, 7/6 carmine and light blue, a little heavily mounted, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 161, cat. 650. Photo.
1156 | £60
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, 7/6 carmine and pale blue unused , 7/6 carmine and bright blue, used with faults. S.G. 160b, 162.
1157 £50
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads,10/- deep myrtle and orange, light diagonal crease, otherwise fine used. S.G. 163, cat. 250. Photo.
1158 £50
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 10/- blue-green and orange, one blunt perf. and a few tiny stains on gum, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 164, cat. 375. Photo.
1159 £210
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 1 carmine-red and bluish black, a few light stains on gum, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 165, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1160 £130
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 1 rose-scarlet and bluish black fine used. S.G. 166, cat. 350. Photo.
1162 | £250
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 15, a selection on leaves comprising 1/2d. (2), 1d. (2), 21/2d. (3), 4d. (2), 6d. mint or unused, 1/2d (3), 1d. (5), 2d. (2), 3d. (3), 4d., 6d. (2), 1/- (3), 2/- used, also 1/- and 1 fiscally used, varied condition.
1164 | £80
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 131/2, a selection comprising 1/2d., 1d. used, 1/2d., 21/2d. (4), 8d. (8), mint or unused, varied condition.
1167 | £130
Rhodesia: 1913-22 Admirals, From single working plates, a study with values to 21/2d. mint and used including a range of shades, varieties, perfs incl. 1/2d. perf. 14 x 15 used. Also a range of double plates die I with values to 2/-, varied condition.
1168 £500
Rhodesia: 1913-22 Admirals, Die II, Perf. 14, a mint selection on leaves with shades, values to 3/- (7), 5/- (3), 7/6 (2), 10/- (2), 1 (2), varied condition. Photo.
1170 £95
Rhodesia: 1913-22 Admirals, Die II, perf. 14 1 black and violet showing retouch above King's Cap, fine mint. S.G. 243, cat. 325. Photo.
1171 | £170
Rhodesia: 1913-22 Admirals, Die II, perf.15, a mint selection comprising 2d., 10d. (3), 1/- (2), 2/6, 7/6 (2, one marginal from the top of the sheet with imprint, stamp unmounted), 10/-, mainly fine.
1172 | £85
Rhodesia: 1913-22 Admirals, Die III, perf. 14, a mint and used selection with values to 5/- (2), also 1 (5) fiscally used, varied condition.
1173 £130
Rhodesia: 1913-22 Admirals, Die III, perf. 14 1 black and deep purple fine mint. S.G. 279, cat. 425. Photo.
1174 £2000
Rhodesia: 1913-22 Admirals, Die III, Perf. 14 1 violet-indigo, a rare mint block of four from the upper right corner of the sheet, one with minor patch of gum disturbance, otherwise fine and hinged in margin only. S.G. 279a. Photo.
1175 £650
Rhodesia: 1922-24 Admirals, a mint selection with Single working plates perf. 15 1/2d., 1d., 11/2d., Double plates values to 3/- (2), 5/- (2), 7/6, 10/- (2) and 1, mainly fine mint. S.G. cat. 1,800. Photo.
1176 | £150
Rhodesia: 1922-24 Admirals, Single working plates, a mint and used study on leaves with a range of shades, perf. 15 set of three mint, gutter margins etc., also a slection of 1917 surcharges, varied condition.
1177 | £350
Rhodesia: 1922-24 Admirals, Double plates, Die III values to 3/- (2), 5/- (2, one corner marginal with sheet number), 7/6, 10/- (both shades), mainly fine mint. S.G. cat. 1,130.
1178 | £140
Rhodesia: 1922-24 Admirals, Die III perf. 14, a range with values to 3/- (mint and used), 5/- used, also 10/- (2), 1 (2) fiscally used, varied condition.
1179 | £350
Rhodesia: 1922-24 Admirals, Die III perf. 15 2d. to 5/- with additional 2/- and 2/6, mainly fine mint. S.G. 312-21, cat. 1,043.
1180 | £190
Rhodesia: 1966-69 Mardon 6d. second trial printing on white chromo. paper, upper left corner marginal traffic light block of twelve (6 x 2), fine unmounted mint. Only 35 sheets printed. SACC 149a.
1181 | £170
Rhodesia: 1966-69 Mardon 6d. third trial printing on supreme chromo. paper, lower left corner marginal imprint block of twelve (6 x 2), fine unmounted mint. Only 55 sheets printed. SACC 149b.
1182 | £250
Rhodesia: 1966-69 Mardon 5/-, 10/- and 1 trial printings in imprint strips of four, fine unmounted mint. SACC 153a, 154a, 155a.
1184 | £350
Rhodesia: Comprehensive mainly unmounted mint Q.E.II collection of mostly 1965 to 1968 issues with control and imprint blocks, also Rhodesia & Nyasaland, some earlier, etc., mainly fine.
1185 | £260
Rhodesia: A mint and used collection from 1892 on leaves and a stockcard with 1892-3 values to 5/- used, 1898-1908 1, 1909-12 to 1 mint, 1910-13 values to 1/- mint or used etc., varied condition.
1186 | £240
Rhodesia: A mint and used range from 1892 to 1897 on leaves and stockcard incl. 1892-94 to 4/- mint, 1896-97 values to 10/- mint and used, 1896 1d. on 4/- mint, 3d. on 5/- mint and used (2), varied condition.
1187 | £100
Rhodesia: A selection comprising 1892-93 6d.,1/-, 2/-, 1892-4 1/2d., 2d., 3d., 4d., 4/- with red manuscript fiscal cancellations; 1896-97 Arms, nine values to 10/- and 1898-1908, seven values to 1 all with diagonal ''Specimen'' overprint and 1896 perf. 15 30 revenue stamp with perfin, violet circular cancellations with additional ms. red ink marks, varied condition.
1188 | £60
Rhodesia: Comprehensive collection of issues from 1965 to 1980, incl. 1966 overprinted, 1966 Harrison and 1973 sets unmounted mint and used, later to 1980 with Zimbabwe, mainly fine.
1191 £130
Rhodesia: Revenues: 1896 perf. 15 30, 50, perf. 121/2 50, 100, variously cancelled, all except perf. 121/2 50 with perfin, a few short perfs., otherwise fine. Barefoot 8, 9, 11, 12, cat. 625. Photo.
1192 | £95
Rhodesia: Revenues: 1896 perf. 15 30, three copies, two with perfin and violet oval cancellations, the third with violet circular cancellation only. Barefoot 8, cat. 525.
1193 | £95
Rhodesia: Revenues: 1896 perf. 121/2 100, three copies, two with manuscript date and red oval cancellations, the third with perfin, violet oval and manuscript cancellations, one with small tear and some short perfs., otherwise fine. Barefoot 12, cat. 750
1194 £140
Rhodesia: Revenues: 1907 2 (3), 5, 10 (2), plus ''REVENUE'' with serifs 20 (2), variously cancelled and mainly fine. Barefoot 20-23, cat. 580. Photo.
1196 | £55
Rhodesia: Northern Rhodesia: 1935 to 1963 mainly mint collection with most unmounted, incl. 1938-52, 1948 Silver Wedding, 1953 and 1963, sets, chiefly fine. (79)
1199 | £150
Rhodesia: Southern Rhodesia: 1924 to 1964, a mainly mint collection incl. 1924-29, 1931-37, 1937, 1953 and 1964 sets, etc. with most unmounted, chiefly fine. (129)
1203 | £50
Rhodesia & Nyasaland: Collection of issues from 1954 to 1963 fine unmounted mint incl. 1954-56 and 1959-62 sets, etc., fine. (51)
1204 | £550
Russia: A comprehensive mint and used collection for issues to 1961 in a KA-BE album with Air sets incl. 1931 Airship imperf., 1932 Polar Year perf. and imperf., 1933 Stratosphere sets, etc., varied condition.
1205 | £350
Russia: A mint and used range in three stockbooks, early to modern issues incl. 1931 Airship perf. and imperf., 1932 Polar Year, 1933 Philatelic Exhibition, Stratosphere, 1934 Airship, 1935 Games sets mint etc., fair to fine.
1207 | £90
Saint Helena: 1922-37 Wmk. Mult. Script CA 1/2d. to 10/- set mint, some minor flaws, the 1d. with broken mainmast, mainly fine. (15) S.G. 97, 98a, 99-112, cat. 325.
1208 £95
Saint Helena: 1934 Centenary 1/2d. to 10/- set, fine mint. S.G. 114-23, cat. 300. Photo.
1210 | £220
St. Helena: Q.V. to K.G.VI, a mint and used range on leaves incl. 1890-97 (2), 1903 sets mint, 1922-37 values to 5/- used, 1938-44 set mint etc., varied condition.
1211 | £150
St Helena: A selection of mint issues on approval cards incl. 1890-97, 1903, 1908-11 (10/- toned), 1912-16 and 1934 Centenary sets, fair to fine.
1213 | £65
Saint Lucia: 1902 (Mar. 14) 1d. stationery envelope from Castries to the Netherlands, uprated with 1891-98 1/2d. strip of three and backstamped fine strike of ''CONSULAT DER NEDERLANDEN TE ST. LUCIA/(Arms)' cachet in purple, some faintly foxed perfs., otherwise fine.
1215 | £60
Saint Lucia: Postal Fiscals: A mint and used selection on leaves incl. 1881 1s. surcharge type F3 , 1882 values to 1s., 1883 1d. black (6, one with misplaced overprint), poor to fine.
1220 £160
Saint Vincent: 1894 (Jan. 18) registered cover to Germany, bearing 5/- brown-lake cancelled superb central Kingstown c.d.s. with additional strike below, backstamped Baden Baden Feb. 8 arrival, attractive. Photo.
1223 £160
Saint Vincent: 1899 1d. dull mauve and carmine, variety wmk. inverted, fine unmounted mint from the right of the pane with interpanneau margin (faint toning of margin only), scarce. S.G. 68w, cat. 250+. Photo.
1224 | £30
Saint Vincent: 1902 1/2d. to 5/- set, mainly fine mint. (9). S.G. 76-84, cat. 120
1225 £80
Saint Vincent: 1904-11 Wmk. Mult. Crown CA 1/2d. to 1 set mint, fine. (8) S.G. 85-93, cat. 350. Photo.
1227 | £180
Saint Vincent: 1916-19 War Stamp overprints, a mint selection of 30 with varieties incl. two line overprint 1st/2nd setting 1d. double overprint (B.P.A. certificate, 1935), 3rd setting 1d. with doubled ''P'', single line overprint 1d. wmk. inverted (upper right corner marginal unmounted mint), etc., mainly fine.
1229 | £380
St. Vincent: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in a stockbook, incl. 1866 4d deep blue unused, 1/- slate-grey used, 1869 4d yellow unused, 1875 1/- claret unused, 1881 1/2d on half 6d unused, 1899, 1902 sets, 1913 1 mint etc., fair to fine (few 100's)
1230 | £350
Saint Vincent: A collection on stockleaves, issues from 1861 to 1935, with a duplicated selection of issues from 1861 to 1893, mint and used (the majority used), incl. 1861 6d. (2), 1872 1/-, 1875-78 perf. 11 to 121/2 x 15 6d. (2), perf. 11 to 121/2 4d., mint and used later issues with many unmounted incl. a range of blocks of four incl. 1907-08 21/2d., 3d., etc., 1935 Silver Jubilee on registered covers (3), etc., mainly fine. (100's)
1231 | £65
Saint Vincent: A selection of cancellations, mainly on Q.V. issues with values to 1/-, fair to fine. (53).
1232 £250
Samoa: 1877-80 Samoa Express, 2nd. State 5/- green, perf. 121/2, straight edge at right and foot, used with Apia c.d.s., a few stains and some pulled perfs., otherwise fine. S.G. 9, cat. 1,000. B.P.A. certificate (2003). Photo.
1234 | £140
Samoa: 1914, a selection of used varieties comprising 1/2d. on 3pf., 1/2d. on 5pf., 21/2d. on 20pf., all '1' to left of '2' in '1/2', 1/2d. on 3pf., 21/2d. on 20pf. (in pair with normal) no fraction bar, 1/2d. on 5pf. Comma after 'I', 6d. on 50pf. inverted '9' for '6', mainly fine.
1235 £580
Samoa: 1914 3s. on 3m. and 5s. on 5m. used together on part envelope, tied by ''APIA/12.9.14'' c.d.s.'s, both with R.P.S. certificate (1923). S.G.113-14, cat. 2,200. Photo.
1238 | £28
Samoa: 1935 Silver Jubilee set in mint blocks and used on f.d.c., perf. 14 x 141/2 1d. mint, mainly fine. S.G. 177, a-179.
1239 £100
Samoa: 1935 (Aug. 7) illustrated f.d.c. used from Apia to New Zealand bearing Pictorial 1/2d., 1d., 2d., 21/2d. and 4d. with Silver Jubilee set (1d. is scarce perf. 14 x 141/2), the cover with very slight soiling, otherwise fine. S.G. 177 a-184. Photo.
1241 | £600
Samoa: A collection on leaves incl. 1893-1900 surcharges with varieties, 1914 ''G.R.I.'' values to 9d. on 80pf., 1914-24 values to 1 (2) used, 1932 to 1 mint, etc., mainly fine.
1243 £350
Sarawak: 1874 ''2 CENTS'' essay surcharge on 1871 3c. brown on yellow, fine without gum, believed applied for proposed value in response to 2c. newspaper rate introduced Aug. 1874. A 2c. value was later issued in Jan. 1875. Photo.
1244 | £40
Sarawak: 1875 4c. imperf. plate proof in issued red-brown on yellow wove paper, a horizontal pair, slight faults. S.G. 4 P.
1245 £240
Sarawak: 1888-97 5c. die proof of value tablet in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm.), endorsed ''BEFORE/HARDENING'' and dated ''19 MAR.91''. S.G. 12 P. Photo.
1246 £400
Sarawak: 1895 2c. brown-red, an unmounted mint block of eighteen (3 x 6) from the right of the sheet with margins on three sides, showing variety imperf. between stamps and upper margin and also with double line of vertical perforations between last colums resulting in some separation, mainly fine. S.G. 28, vars. Photo.
1247 £320
Sarawak: 1895 8c. green, a mint block of four showing variety imperf. between stamps and upper margin, fine and scarce. S.G. 31, var. Photo.
1248 £230
Sarawak: 1923 Second Printing 1c. on 10c. pale ultramarine, fine unmounted mint. A very scarce shade, only 821 stamps overprinted thus (bars 3/4mm. apart) and only two pale ultramarine sheets at most were employed. S.G. 74 var. Photo.
1249 £220
Sarawak: Postal Stationery: Postal Cards: 1918 1c. slate-blue and carmine error of colour (printed in colours of postal adhesive), additionally bearing said adhesive and philatelically used Kuching Sept. 1922, scarce. Photo.
1250 | £75
Singapore: Revenues:1953 $25 carmine and yellow-brown horizontal pair, tied by vermilion Stamp Office seal to High Court document dated Jan. 31 1966. Unlisted by Barefoot.
1251 | £70
Somaliland: 1903 (June) 1/2a. unused single, 1a. and 2a. mint pairs, each showing ''BRIT SH'' variety, customary overalll climatic toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 1a, 2, a, 3, a, cat. 620+. Each item with R.P.S. certificate (1986).
1252 | £38
Somaliland: 1935 Silver Jubilee 3d, lower right corner marginal unmounted mint single showing variety kite and vertical log [Pl. 2a, 10/6], fine. S.G. 88k, cat. 95+.
1253 £180
South Africa: Cape of Good Hope: 1853 1d. imperf. plate proof in black on unwatermarked wove paper, fine. Photo.
1254 £1650
South Africa: Cape of Good Hope: 1853 1d. deep brick-red on deeply blued paper, close to large margins, tied by triangular cancellation to 1857 (Oct.) soldier's letter from a member of the 6th Regiment to Ireland, countersigned by commanding officer at lower left, and with handstruck ''3'', backstamped indistinct Fort Peddie despatch, Cape Town Oct. 17, London Dec. 10 and Newry Dec. 11 arrival, slight soiling, scarce. Photo.
1255 £700
South Africa: Cape of Good Hope: 1855-63 1d. brick-red on cream paper, a used block of four, the largest known multiple of this shade, close to large margins, two pressed creases, attractive. S.G. 5. Phil. Fed. of S. Africa certificate (2000). Photo.
1256 £600
South Africa: Cape of Good Hope: 1855-63 1d. rose, just touched, tied by triangular cancellation, to 1864 (Nov. 13) soldier's letter to England from a private in the 2nd Battalion, 11th Regiment, countersigned by commanding officer, with Cape Town, Devonport Cape Packet, London Paid transit datestamps, backstamped indistinct despatch and Sheffield Dec. 24 arrival, some soiling. S.G. 5a. Photo.
1260 £350
South Africa: Cape of Good Hope: 1855-63 4d. blue, a used square block of eight, one just touched, otherwise good margins all round, two pressed creases, slight discolouration affects two. S.G. 6a. Photo.
1261 £90
South Africa: Cape of Good Hope: 1855-63 6d. deep rose-lilac, a used pair with close to extremely large margins showing marginal wmk. lines. S.G. 7b, cat. 600. Photo.
1262 £1750
South Africa: Cape of Good Hope: 1855-63 1/- bright yellow-green, three examples, two just touched, used on 1860 (Dec. 1) envelope to England endorsed ''p. Norman Sr./21 Feby 1860'', ms. rated ''3/-'' and ''2/6'', with Paid Devonport Cape Packet Apr. and red London Paid Apr. 2 transit datstamps, backstamped Cape Town despatch and Wolverhampton Apr. 2 arrival, rare. Photo.
1264 £300
South Africa: Cape of Good Hope: 1861 ''Woodblock'' 4d. pale milky blue, close to very large margins, lightly cancelled, fine. S.G. 14, cat. 1,600. Brandon certificate (2001). Photo.
1265 £80
South Africa: Cape of Good Hope: 1861 ''Woodblock'' 4d. pale milky blue, used, extensively repaired but attractive. S.G. 14, cat. 1,600. Photo.
1268 £1550
South Africa: Cape of Good Hope: 1863-64 4d. steel-blue, good to enormous margins and large part original gum, some creasing not apparent. S.G. 19c, cat. 2,000. B.P.A. certificate (1968). Photo.
1269 £400
South Africa: Cape of Good Hope: 1863-64 6d. bright mauve, a scarce used block of five, just touched mainly along one side leaving two with superb margins, one of which shows significant strengthening of outer frame line on right side. S.G. 20, var. Photo.
1275 | £80
South Africa: Cape of Good Hope: 1900 (Jan. 1)-1904 (Dec. 1) Post Office Circulars Nos. 218-277 bound in two damaged volumes, recording worldwide information on changes to Offices, appointments, Ship Letter mails, postal rates and instructions, etc. Fascinating.
1279 | £420
South Africa: Cape of Good Hope: Forgeries: An extensive selection on stockleaves, ''unused'' and ''used'' with a range of multiples, ''Woodblock'' types, etc., various values and shades with some on ''blued'' paper,, mainly good to fine. (330)
1280 | £850
South Africa: Cape of Good Hope: A collection on leaves, incl. 1853 blued paper 1d. (3), 4d. (2), 1855-58 1d. (2), 4d. (3, incl. a pair), 6d. (2, one slate-purple), 1/- (2, one deep dark green), 1861 ''Woodblock'' 1d., 4d., used, 1863-64 1d. unused (2) and used, 4d. mint pair, 6d. used, 1864-77 1d. (2), 1893-98 to 5/- (2), 1902-04 set, mint, etc., mostly good to fine. (87 + 1 wrapper)
1281 | £780
South Africa: Cape of GoodHope: A used selection of triangular issues on leaves incl. 1853 1d. (3), 4d. (6, incl. a pair), 1855-63 1d. (6), 4d. (7), 6d. (7), 1/- (3), 1861 Woodblock 1d. (2), 4d. (2), 1863-64 1d. (5), 1/- (2), varied condition.
1282 | £620
South Africa: Cape of Good Hope: A selection of triangulars, comprising 1d. (14) incl. blued paper unused (3) and used (2), 4d. (3), 6d. (4), ''Woodblock'' 1d. (3, one brick-red), 4d., margins and condition vary. (25)
1283 | £1100
South Africa: Cape of Good Hope: A used selection of triangulars with specialist annotations on leaves and incl. some minor re-entries and varieties, comprising 1d. (36, incl. a pair and block of three), 6d. (18, incl. two bright mauve), 1/- (20, six deep dark green), margins and condition vary, a few with ms. fiscal cancellations. (74)
1285 | £280
South Africa: Natal: Collection of issues from 1859 to 1909 in one binder, incl. 1874 5/- mint and used (5, incl. a block), 1902 10 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', values to 1 (2), 1.10 (5) used, 1908 1 used, etc., mainly fair to fine. (few 100's)
1286 £480
South Africa: Natal: 1866 (Aug. 18) envelope to Scotland, endorsed ''via Mauritius'', franked 1861-62 3d. blue horizontal strip of four with Pietermaritzburg c.d.s. at left and backstanmped Aberdeen Oct. 21 arrival. Signed Holcombe. Photo.
1287 £40
South Africa: Natal: 1887-89 2d. olive-green, die I, variety top left triangle detached, used, trivial thin but scarce. S.G. 106a, cat. 180. B.P.A. certificate (2000). Photo.
1288 | £40
South Africa: Natal: 1895 1/2d. on 6d. violet, a study with mint multiples showing varieties incl. a pane of 120 from the base of the sheet with misplaced watermark, mainly fine. S.G. 114, vars,
1292 £120
South Africa: Natal: 1908 10/- die proof of frame in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm.), endorsed ''BEFORE/HARDENING'' and dated ''30 JUN 08''. S.G. 170 P. Photo.
1295 £230
South Africa: New Republic: 1886-87 With Date, Without Arms, 2d. violet on blue granite paper ''24 MAY 86'', variety printed double, unused, diagonal bend not apparent. S.G. 27 var. Photo.
1307 £110
South Africa: Transvaal: 1870 (May-July) Viljoen 1d. carmine-red, fine roulette 151/2 to 18, unused, fine. S.G.10, cat. 700. B.P.A. certificate (2004). Photo.
1308 | £1000
South Africa: Transvaal: First British Occupation, a collection on leaves, incl. 1877 (Apr.) imperf. 3d. (2), 1/- (4), fine roulette 3d., 1/-, wide roulette 1/-, (June) pelure 1d., new printing imperf. 1/- (5, one mint), wide roulette 1d. (2), 3d., 1/- (2), etc. with shades and some varieties, poor to fine. (79) Stated to cat. 13,000+. Ex Hunt.
1310 £320
South Africa: Transvaal: 1900 V.R.I. 5 fine used with Johannesburg 14.4.03 c.d.s., S.G. 237, cat. 750. B.P.A. certificate (2004). Photo.
1311 | £240
South Africa: Transvaal: K.E.VII selection, incl. 1902-03 1/2d. to 5/- (2), 10/- (2) less 1/-, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', values to 5/- (4), 1903 1, mint, 1904-09 values to 10/- pair, 1 (3, incl. a pair) mint, values to 1 used, mainly good to fine. (39)
1312 £150
South Africa: Transvaal: 1902 1d. imperf. plate proof in grey and ultramarine on paper watermarked Crown CA, fine. S.G. 245 P. Photo.
1316 | £300
South Africa: Transvaal: Forgeries and Reprints, a specialised collection in one stockbook and on leaves, with a Spiro forgeries, overprint fakes, plating study of First Republic issues, Second Republic values to 5 ''mint'' and ''used'' with many multiples, 1889 ''Swazieland'' overprints with values to 5/-, etc., mostly good to fine. (100's)
1318 £820
South Africa: Transvaal: 1876 (May 11) envelope to Zoutpansberg, franked 1876-77 imperf. 1/- yellow-green on coarse, soft paper bisected diagonally, tied by ''16'' in triple ring and with ''MARABAS STAD/Z.A.R./11 MA/76/ZUID AFRIKA'' c.d.s. at left, slight staining but rare. S.G. 71a, cat. 1,300. Phil. Fed. of S.Africa certificate (1998). Photo.
1319 £500
South Africa: Transvaal: 1877 (Aug. 25) combination cover during First British Occupation, from Lydenburg to London, bearing ''V. R./TRANSVAAL'' 6d. blue paying inland rate in combination with Cape 1/2d. strip of four and 4d. cancelled Cape Town Sept. 10, paying overseas fee and with red London Paid Oct. 5 arrival. Ex Hunt. Photo.
1320 £380
South Africa: Transvaal: 1887 (Sept. 15) envelope to Queenstown, Cape Colony, franked 2d. type 24 on 3d. mauve, perf. 121/2 x 12, with star cancellation and Malmanie Goudvelden c.d.s. alongside, backstamped Pochefstroom Sept. 17, Kimberley Sept. 19 and Sept. 22 arrival, some age spotting but rare. Photo.
1322 £170
South Africa: Transvaal: 1889 (Dec. 31) underpaid cover to England via Cape Town, franked 6d. pale dull blue tied by Z.A.R. No. 4 triangle with Harberton c.d.s. alongside, ms. ''T 9'' and ''2'' (indicating underfranking by 2 ''units'' of 6d. letter rate), handstruck ''9D'' subsequently deleted and replaced in London by ''I.B./1/-'' charge mark, backstamped Buckhurst Jan. 27 arrival, slight soiling but a rare example of a taxed cover from this period. Photo.
1323 £380
South Africa: Transvaal: 1891 (Dec. 5) registered cover to Germany, bearing 1885-93 1/- yellow-green (2, one diagonally bisected) to pay double 6d. letter rate + 6d. registration fee, tied by double oval ''GEREGISTREERD/5-DEC 91/JOHANNESBURG'', red London transit below, backstamped Cape Town Dec. 9 and Frankfurt Dec. 28 arrival. Ex Hunt. Photo.
1327 £150
South Africa: Transvaal: 1894 (Dec. 14) envelope endorsed ''Invoice only'' locally addressed in Pretoria with 1d. carmine diagonal bisect to pay concessionary 1/2d. rate for invoices, with arrival backstamp. Photo.
1330 | £38
South Africa: Transvaal: 1900 (Aug. 1) envelope to 2nd Southern Free Hospital, Natal, bearing Revenue 1900 ''V.R.I. 1/6 brown, tied by F.P.O. 30 c.d.s. Barefoot 70.
1334 | £38
South Africa: Transvaal: Revenues: Revenue: 1875 to 1878, an unused or used selection, incl. 1877-78 ''V.R./TRANSVAAL'' values to 1 (2), 2 (2), etc., fair to fine. (17)
1335 £140
South Africa: Transvaal: Revenues: 1902 2/6 orange and black, variety centre inverted, lightly hinged, fine for this. Barefoot 85a. Photo.
1336 £380
South Africa: Zululand: 1898 (Oct. 30) envelope to England franked Natal 1/2d., 1d. (2) tied by two fine strikes of ''NONGOMA/0CT/30/189-'' type Z.7 c.d.s in violet, backstamped Melmoth Nov. 1, Eshowe Nov. 2, Durban Nov. 3, Carlisle Nov. 28 arrival and with albino impression of Foster Porter & Co. Ltd. of London on flap, a little creased and stained, rare. Photo.
1337 | £250
South Africa: Zululand: Collection in a stockbook, incl. 1888-93 values to 5d. (2), 6d. (2), mint, 1894-96 1 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', values to 2/6 (4), 4/-, mint, also 1893 1d. stationery card overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', etc., poor to fine. (115 + 2 cards)
1339 | £40
South Africa: South African War 1899-1902: 1899 (Nov. 12) telegraph form handed in at Central Telegraph Office, message to Midland Station, Wellington ''Two engagements fought outside Kimberly fourth instant -Boers returned after suffering heavily from Maxims -Mafeking safe Oct 27th''., also p.p.c. of Mafeking relief column.
1346 £130
South Africa: Local British Occupation Issues 1900-02: Lydenburg: Postal Stationery: 1900 ''V.R.I.'' 2d. brown and green newspaper wrapper showing variety long tailed ''R'', fold at left, otherwise fine unused. Phil. Fed. of S. Africa certificate (1991). Photo.
1347 £110
South Africa: Local British Occupation Issues 1900-02: Wolmaransstad: 1900 (June) ''Cancelled/V.R.I.'' 1d. rose-red and green affixed to unused ''Leask'' envelope as provisional pre-stamped stationery. Photo.
1348 £620
South Africa: Mafeking: 1900 (Mar. 29) locally used cover franked type 1 serifed overprint 1d. on Cape 1/2d. (seated Hope) well tied, a little roughly opened and creased but rare. S.G. 1. Photo.
1349 £80
South Africa: Mafeking: 1900 (Apr.) 1d. deep blue on blue, cancelled ''AP 17/1900'' on small piece, fine. S.G. 18, cat. 275. Photo.
1350 £100
South Africa: Mafeking: 1900 (Apr.) 3d. deep blue on blue, narrow format, cancelled ''AP 12/1900'', fine. S.G. 20, cat. 350. Photo.
1351 £880
South Africa: Mafeking Siege Issues: A used selection, comprising S.G. 1, 2, 3 (2, one without comma), 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, (May) 1d. (both), 3d. narrow setting (both shades), wide setting deep blue on blue, mainly fine. Photo.
1352 | £75
South Africa: 1901 to 1938, four items showing scarce ''T/XVII'' marking, comprising 1901 large part envelope (damaged) from Diyatalawa to Klerksdorp with rectangular framed mark, 1929 p.p.c. Randfontein to Scotland (with G.B. 1d. due) and 1931 p.p.c. Springs to England with small circle mark and 1938 envelope Pilgrims Rest to Gatooma with large circle mark.
1353 | £110
South Africa: A collection of photographic reproductions of early Union essays in the Post Office archives, preesnted and written-up on leaves. (150)
1354 | £140
South Africa: 1913-24 2/6, 5/- (both), 10/- 1 green and red (small thin), mint, mainly fine. S.G. 14, 15, a, 16, 17, cat. 1,055.
1355 £240
South Africa: 1913-24 1 pale olive-green and red, very lightly hinged, fine. S.G. 17a, cat. 800. Photo.
1356 | £230
South Africa: 1914 to 1925, a selection of twelve covers or cards bearing 1913-24 King's Head issues, variously addressed, incl. 1914 K.E.VII 4d. stationery registered envelope with added 1d. (2) Dalmanutha to Loureno Marques, 1921 registered Komcha to England franked 6d., 1922 registered Pietersburg to San Francisco franked 3d., 4d., 1923 local envelope franked 1/2d. with Empire Exhibition cancellation, re-used registered to London franked 6d., 1924 4d. stationery registered envelope with added 2d. used Sir Lowry Road to Morliga, Basutoland, 1925 registered King William's Town to England with 1d. (2), 2d. (2), 1925 p.p.c. Paarl to Germany franked 11/2d., etc., fair to fine.
1358 £500
South Africa: 1925 London-Cape Town Cobham flight, souvenir mail card with vignette, sent by the pilot to his wife in London, with message ''I shall send you one/ of these cards from each stopping/ place so keep the collection'', franked Blanc 5c., Sower 30c. pair and single cancelled Marignane Nov. 18. Ex F.D. Roosevelt. Photo.
1359 £400
South Africa: 1925 London-Cape Town Cobham flight, p.p.c. of Pisa with flight vignette, sent by the pilot to his wife in London, with message ''Give a big/ kiss to/ Geoffrey for me'', franked 60c. (damaged corner) cancelled Pisa Ferrovia Nov. 19. Ex F.D. Roosevelt. Photo.
1360 £500
South Africa: 1925 London-Cape Town Cobham flight, souvenir mail card with vignette and signature, sent by the pilot to his wife in London, with message ''Pushing on steadily/ all going well. Head/ winds stopping quick flight'', franked 10c., 40c. cancelled Nov. 20. Ex F.D. Roosevelt. Photo.
1362 | £60
South Africa: A specialised collection of the 1d. Ship type incl. 1930 trial printing block of four unused, S.W.A. overprints with overprint misplaced in a mint block of four, 1930 ''Posted out of Course'' letter with 2d. and 6d. postage dues, also 1949 Centenary 11/2d. with ''extended rigging'' flaw (3, one used on cover), mainly fine.
1366 | £50
South Africa: 1926 Mittelholzer flight, registered postcard from Zurich (Nov. 20) to Cape Town via Alexandria, backstamped Swiss Consulate cachet, also 1977 commemorative cover. (2 items)
1368 £260
South Africa: 1927-30 5/- black and green, perf. 14, block of four (two pairs), cancelled Stellenbosch ''26FEB30'', one with pulled corner, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 38, cat. 1,300+. Photo.
1374 | £90
South Africa: 1935 Silver Jubilee set, each in a marginal block of six (2 x 3 - 3 pairs), the upper pair in each showing cleft skull [14/2], hinged on upper pair and one 3d. only, mainly fine. S.G. 65, a-68, a, cat. 178+
1375 | £70
South Africa: 1936 JIPEX miniature sheet, original artwork of unaccepted design (220 x 197mm.) incorporating national figures, Arms, gold mining, etc., hand coloured in red, green and blue, signed by artist at foot, some creasing but unusual
1376 | £100
South Africa: 1942-44 ''Bantam'' issues, a selection of varieties caused by misalignment, comprising 1d. marginal block of nine (3 strips) with misaligned roulettes, 2d. left marginal pair and block of four (2 pairs) with horizontal perforations dramatically misplaced, 2d (two blocks (2 pairs), one corner marginal), both with misplacement cutting into upper margin slogan, 6d. right margin block (2 pairs) with marginal inscription partly over stamps at right, mint, mainly fine. (6 items)
1377 £110
South Africa: 1942-44 ''Bantam'' issues, 11/2d. block of four (2 pairs) from the top of the sheet, the upper pair with part marginal slogan ''CERTIFICATES/SERTIFIKATE'' printed over stamps, fine mint. S.G. 99 var. Photo.
1378 £170
South Africa: 1942-44 War Effort 2d. pair, variety roulette omitted, unmounted mint, fine and scarce. S.G. 100b, cat. 475. Photo.
1379 £120
South Africa: 1942-44 ''Bantam'' issues, 6d. block of four (2 pairs) from the foot of the sheet, the lower pair with part marginal slogan ''Make/NATIONAL/Dra/NASIONALE'' printed over stamps, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 102 var. Photo.
1380 £150
South Africa: 1942-44 ''Bantam'' issues, 1/- block of four (2 pairs) from the upper right corner of the sheet, the pair at right with part marginal slogan ''CERTIFICATES/SERTIFIKATE'' printed in stamp margin, mint, some toning but attractive. S.G. 104 var. Photo.
1391 £380
South Africa: Joined Paper Varieties: The following lot (s) originate from a unique collection of these varieties. Although unlisted by Stanley Gibbons and other catalogues, they are often of exceptional rarity, frequently originating from a single sheet. 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/2d. mint block of six (three pairs), the lower pair with horizontal join, hinged on upper pair only, mainly fine. S.G. 65 var. Photo.
1400 | £190
South Africa: Postage Dues: 1914 to 1971, a comprehensive mint collection on leaves, incl. 1914-22, 1922-26, 1927-28, 1932-42 and 1943-44 sets, 1948-49 set with thick ''2D'' in pair with normal, 1950-58 and 1961-69 sets, 1960-61 set with type D6 4c., mainly fine with many unmounted.
1403 | £75
South Africa: Officials: 1929-31 1/- brown and deep blue, two mint lower left corner marginal blocks of four (two pairs), both showing stop after ''OFFICIAL'' on Afrikaans inscription stamp [10/1], mainly fine. S.G. O10, a, cat. 270+.
1405 | £1200
South Africa: Provinces: A mint and used collection in two albums with strength in Orange Free State incl. ranges of ''V.R.I.'' overprints with blocks and varieties incl. 6d. on 6d. bright carmine value omitted mint etc., varied condition.
1406 | £550
South Africa: A mint and used selection from 1910 incl. 1925 Air set on cover, 1927-30 5/- mint and 10/- used imprint pairs, 1930-45 values to 2/6 mint, later issues with varieties etc., mainly fine.
1407 | £680
South Africa: A specialised mint collection on leaves, incl. 1913-24 coils, 1927-30 to 10/-, 1930-45 to 2/6 (3) incl. 2d. blue and violet, 1933-48 to 5/- (5, incl. both shades with wmk. inverted), 10/- (3) incl. 2d. blue and violet, 6d. ''falling ladder'', etc., gutter pairs, varieties incl. a good range of inverted wmks., mostly fine with many unmounted.
1410 | £65
South Africa: Cancellations: T.P.O. and other mobile post offices, a Q.V. to Q.E.II good range of strikes on adhesives incl. multiples, some on pieces, with Railway oval datestamps, Cape, Transvaal, O.R.C., etc., mostly good to fine. 200 items)
1415 | £55
South West Africa: Mandate Period, a selection of twelve covers or cards, variously addressed incl. 1915, four with Walvis Bay dumb ''5'' cancellation, A.P.O. 6, etc., fair to fine.
1416 | £260
South West Africa: A selection of issues from 1926 incl. 1927 (Apr.) set to 10/- mint, 1927-30 1 used, 1931 values to 10/- mint, 1 used, later issues incl. 1954 set (4) mint etc., mainly fine.
1418 | £120
Sudan: A selection of covers or cards comprising three used picture postcards, 1898 cover to Egypt bearing Egypt 3m. on 2m. postage due, Also Egypt 1888 'The Eastern Telegraph Company' envelope showing logo and 'TELEGRAM' bearing 1pi. blue pair tied by Port Said c.d.s.'s, fair to fine.
1420 £200
Sudan: Army Service Stamps: A used selection of twelve comprising 1905 (Jan.) overprint vertical, types A1 (2, one with ''!''), A2, 1906-13 wmk. Mult. Star & Crescent 1m. to 10p. (B.P.A. certificate, 1989), wmk. Quatrefoil 2p., fair to fine. Photo.
1422 £420
Swaziland: 1892 (Dec. 12) 1d. stationery card uprated with 1889 ''Swazieland'' 1/2d. (2) and used to the Netherlands, cancelled fine Bremersdorp squared circles and with Assen Jan. 9 arrival, backstamped Johannesburg Dec. 14 transit. Photo.
1427 | £650
Swaziland: Transvaal used in Swaziland: A K.E.VII selection, mostly Mbabane but with some smaller offices, mainly good to fine strikes with values to 2/6 (3, incl. a pair), 5/-, 1, also S. Africa 1913-24 11/2d. pair, fair to fine. (34)
1428 £400
Swaziland: 1935 Silver Jubilee set used, each showing extra flagstaff [Pl. 1, 9/1], mainly fine. S.G. 21a-24a, unpriced by S.G. Photo.
1429 | £45
Swaziland: 1935 Silver Jubilee 3d. lower left corner marginal mint block of four and 6d. used single, both showing extra flagstaff [Pl. 1, 9/1], mainly fine. S.G. 23, a, 24a, cat. 75+ (the latter unpriced by S.G).
1430 £110
Swaziland: 1968 ''INDEPENDENCE'' 1/2c., variety brown omitted, upper left corner marginal example, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 142a, cat. 250 (2002). Photo.
1434 | £190
Sweden: A collection from 1855 in one album incl. 1866 17o. purple used (3), 1936 Tercentenary set, later issues to 1974, mainly good to fine.
1435 | £820
Switzerland: A collection in two albums with Cantonals and Rayons in mixed condition, 1854-62 values to 1f. (3) used, 1882-1903 values to 3f. mint, Airs, Charities etc., comprehensive later issues, fair to fine.
1436 | £210
Switzerland: An early to modern collection contained in two stockbooks and a small box with a selection of imperf. Seated Helvetias with values to 1f., Pro Juventute, Postage Dues, International Organisations, mainly good to fine.
1437 | £240
Switzerland: An early to modern collection in three albums and on leaves incl. 1945 PAX 3f. and 10f. fine used, miniature sheets with 1945 War Relief, Basel, 1948 Basel, 1955 Lausanne mint, Pro Juventute issues etc., mainly fine.
1438 £1200
Tanganyika: Mafia Island: 1915 (Oct. 20) Uganda 1a. Postal Stationery postcard addressed to Nairobi with added 1915 (Sept.) ''O.H.B.M.S./MAFIA'' in circle 24pesa vermilion on buff, canclled in blue, rare. S.G. M21. Brandon certificate (2002). Photo.
1439 £310
Tanganyika: Revenues: Poll Tax: 1938 ''KODI'' 1/- rose-red and purple, perf. 14, used with straight line purple cancellation, a little colour washed and with small defect at lower right but rare. Barefoot 2. Photo.
1444 £3500
Tonga: 1896 Tongan surcharge reading upwards ''Half-Penny-'' on 71/2d. on 2d. pale blue, an upper left corner marginal block of four, the lower pair showing variety ''Penny'' twice, with ''Half'' on top of upper ''Penny'', a little climatic staining and with interleaving paper adhering to reverse but rare. S.G. 37B, k, cat. 7,170+. B.P.A. certificate (2004). Photo.
1448 | £60
Trinidad and Tobago: 1935 Silver Jubilee 2c., 3c. and 6c., each in a lower left corner marginal block of four, one in each showing extra flagstaff [Pl. 1, 9/1], mainly fine, the 2c. and 3c. varieties unmounted. S.G. 239, a, 240, a, 241, a, cat. 181+.
1449 | £55
Tristan da Cunha: 1949 ''Marsh'' envelope to England bearing G.B. K.G.V. 1/2d. stationery cut-out pair with type X violet cachet, Cape Town Paquebot Dec. 15 c.d.s. alongside and charged G.B. 1/2d. and 1d. postage dues Jan. 2 1950.
1450 | £70
Turks and Caicos Islands: 1922-26 1/4d. to 3/- set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D16), mainly very fine with gum. (14) S.G. 162-75s, cat. 200.
1454 £130
United States of America: 1869 With Grill 15c. type I, printers' guideline at foot, used, small hinge bend, otherwise fine and well centred for this. Scott 118, cat. $650. Photo.
1455 | £45
United States of America: 1933 to 1952, selection of naval ship covers variously addressed, with a good range of ship cachets and datestamps, some a trifle toned, fair to fine. (52)
1456 | £600
United States of America: An early to modern collection in an album with 1867 3c. (11 x 13mm. grill), 1869 values to 15c., 1870-73 values to 90c. used, 1893 Columbus values to 50c. used, also $1 mint with faults, 1898 Omaha values to 50c. used, 1913-15 Panama-Pacific values to 10c. (2) etc., varied condition.
1457 | £170
United States of America: An accumulation in albums, stockbooks and loose contained in three cartons with main interest in 1930's to 60's Naval Ship covers, ranges of pre-cancels, remaindered collections etc., poor to fine.
1458 | £210
United States of America: An early to modern mint and used range on leaves and stockcards incl. 1893 Columbus 30c., 50c. mint, 1898 Omaha $1 used with corner thin, 1901 Buffalo 5c. to 10c. mint, 'back of the book' issues with 1888 Special Delivery 10c. mint etc., varied condition.
1459 | £60
United States of America: Revenues: 1864 Cigar strips, the complete set of five comprising $3, $8, $15, $25 and $40 per 1,000, all in imperf. pairs. (10). Springers Brwn. TC10 and 18.
1462 | £35
Zanzibar: 1963 (Dec.) 27) envelope and 1864 (Feb. 3) wrapper, both to Pemba and with Official Paid datestamp.
1463 | £4500
A mint K.G.VI collection in a well filled S.G. printed album with many sets incl. Aden 1937, Bahrain 1938-41, Bundi 1941 Officials, Burma 1937 to 15R., Chamba 1943, Cook Is. 1944-50 to 5, Falklands 1938-49, G.B. complete incl. postage dues, Hong Kong 1938-52, Ireland 1937, Jind 1942-43, New Guinea 1939, New Zealand 1943-53 Arms values to 5, Perak 1938-41 values to $5, Samoa 1945-50 to 5, Seychelles 1938-49, 1948 Weddings complete etc., some a little heavily mounted, otherwise fine.
1464 | £7000
Foreign countries, a collection in two New Age albums for issues to 1936 with interest in Azores, China, Denmark, France with Ceres and Napoleon values to 80c. unused, Peace and commerce to 5fr. mint, Greece, Holland with Wilhelmina 2g.50 and 5g. mint, Italy, Japan, Norway, San Marino, Siam with 1907 10t. on fiscal stamp mint, 1908 Statue set used, 1926 Coronation Stone set mint, Spain, Switzerland, U.S.A. etc., varied condition.
1465 | £2800
A mainly mint K.G. VI collection in a well filled S.G. printed album incl. Burma 1937 Postage and Official sets, Hong Kong 1938-52 to $10 (both colours), North Borneo 1939 set, Sarawak 1945 B.M.A., Seychelles 1938-49 sets etc., mainly fine.
1466 | £2500
A K.G. VI mint collection in a well filled S.G. printed album, with definitives, 1948 Silver Wedding sets etc., mainly fine.
1467 | £2500
A mainly mint K.G. VI collection in two albums with G.B. incl. watermark varieties, Aden 1937 set, Ascension 1938-53 incl. perfs., Bahrain 1938-41 set (1r. to 25R. (ex. 10R.) in blocks of four), Bermuda 1938-53 to 12/6d. (3), Falklands 1938-51 incl. shades to 5/-, Gibraltar 1938-51 with perf. varieties, Grenada 1938-50 to 10/- (7, incl. perf. 12), K.U.T. 1938-54 incl. perf. varieties and 50c. 'Rope not joined to sail' variety, Leeward Is. 1938-51 to 1 (4), Nyasaland 1938-44 icl. 5/- and 10/- shades etc., mainly fine.
1468 | £1500
A collection of foreign countries in albums, interest in early issues, strength in Brazil, Denmark, France and Colonies, Finland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Norway etc., fair to fine.
1469 | £2100
A British Empire collection in eight albums, early to modern ranges incl. Barbados with 1873 5/- used, Ceylon from 1857, Egypt, Falkland Islands incl. 1891-1902, 1904-12 values to 1/-, 1938 values to 1 mint, Hong Kong, Ireland incl. 1937 10/- mint, Malaya with Straits Settlements 1867 values to 32c. on 2a., 1912 values to $5 (5), $25 used, Malta with G.B. used abroad, New Hebrides, Rhodesia incl. 1910-13 values to 2/-, 1905 Falls set used, St. Helena from 1856 etc., poor to fine.
1470 | £2200
British Empire, a mainly K.G.VI and Q.E.II selection in a stockbook, largely mint with interest in Australia, Bechuanaland incl. 1932 set, B. Solomon Is., Fiji incl. 1938-55 set, Gibraltar, Gilbert & Ellice Is., Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mauritius, New Zealand incl. 1953-59 set (4), Nyasaland incl. 1938-44 set mint and used, Pitcairn Is., Rhodesia and Nyasaland, St. Helena, Seychelles incl. 1938-49 set, Southern Rhodesia, Tristan da Cuhna etc., some varieties, mainly fine.
1471 | £750
A Q.E.II collection of British Commonwealth countres in two New Age albums, issues to 1962, comprehensive ranges with many sets, some a little heavily mounted, otherwise fine.
1472 | £820
An all world accumulation in numerous albums, stockbooks and loose contained in eight cartons with interest in European one country collections in Davo albums incl. West Germany with 1951 Church pair used, Italy etc., bundleware with quantities of Ceylon K.G. V, Hong Kong K.G. VI and early Q.E. II etc., poor to fine.
1473 | £600
British Africa, a mint selection on stockcards comprising Basutoland 1933 set, KUT 1922-27 1/- to 1, Nigeria 1936 set, N. Nigeria 1900 10/-, 1912 1, Nyasaland 1913-19, St. Helena 1912-16, Sierra Leone 1921-27, 1932, Swaziland 1933 and Tanganyika 1927-31 sets, mainly fine.
1474 | £920
All World ranges in four albums, incl. Azores with 1894 Prince Henry values to 1,000r. mint, 1895 St. Anthony set mint (incl. high values) or used, France, Norway with early issues, U.S.A. incl. 1893 Columbus and 1898 Omaha values to 50c. used, varied condition.
1475 | £620
British Africa, a Q.V. to Q.E.II selection on leaves and stockcards, mainly mint with Ascension incl. 1934 set, Bechuanaland, Nyasaland with 1908-11 to 10/-, 1945 set in unmounted mint blocks of four, St. Helena, Sierra Leone, Sudan etc., varied condition.
1476 | £380
A K.G. VI used collection in one album with sets and part sets, mainly fine.
1477 | £850
An all World accumulation in five stockbooks and loose incl. British Commonwealth with Q.E.II commemorative issues in unmounted mint blocks, Australia with 1971 Christmas block of seven (14), Great Britain with 1937 watermark varieties, Q.E. II with phosphors etc., Portuguese Colonies, mainly fine.
1478 | £480
An early to modern all World range of covers and cards, with strength in Southern Africa, incl. postal stationery and postcards, airmails with first flights, censored, registered, some charged with postage dues, incl. Germany, Great Britain, Mozambique, Transvaal, etc., varied condition.
1479 | £450
An all World accumulation contained in two cartons with Great Britain surface printed range incl. 1867 5/- rose plate 2 used, Canada postal history, Ukraine with a range of Trident overprints, US Naval covers, remaindered early albums etc., poor to fine.
1480 | £980
An all World accumulation of early to modern covers, cards and entires, with Europe incl. Southern Africa, Switzerland Airs, Paquebots etc., poor to fine.
1481 | £720
An all World accumulation in albums, on leaves and loose with Canada incl. 1908 Quebec set used, North Borneo incl. 1889 $5, $10, 1890 surcharges unused, Straits Settlements etc., varied condition.
1482 | £290
British Africa: A mint K.G.VI collection on leaves, mainly fine with many sets, shades etc.
1483 | £230
An all World collection in two Lincoln albums and loose with a quantity of covers, Great Britain 1936 2/- booklet etc., poor to fine.
1484 | £320
British Africa: A K.G.VI to Q.E.II selection on stockcards with definitive sets, 1948 Silver Wedding sets etc., mainly fine with much unmounted.
1485 | £420
British Africa, a collection in a stockbook with Gambia incl. 1904 1/2d. dented frame, mint marginal, K.U.T., Nigeria, Southern Rhodesia and Sudan, mainly good to fine.
1486 | £230
An all World accumulation in three stockbooks, packets and loose with duplicated high values incl. New Zealand 1953-59 values to 10/- (32), Lebanon 1946 Victory sheet (2, one on thick paper), varied condition.
1487 | £230
An all World accumulation in nine albums incl. a leather bound International with Italy 1890 Parcel Post set of six mint etc., varied condition.
1488 | £450
An accumulation in one carton incl. a leather bound Ideal album with 1840 1d. (2), line engraved and surface printed ranges, early Empire incl. India 1854-55 4a. (2, one cut to shape), Great Britain kiloware etc., varied condition.
1489 | £380
A British Empire accumulation on leaves and stockcards, with Aden mint sets, Bahamas, Barbados, British Guiana, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, etc., fair to fine.
1490 | £380
All World early to modern accumulation in two cartons, incl. Great Britain with postal history, booklets, Nigeria incl. 1914 10/- mint (2), Thailand with 1atts. used in Singapore, etc., varied condition.
1491 | £180
An all World accumulation contained in two cartons, incl. Australia, Czechoslovakia with Hradcany proofs, Poland, Rhodesia, Thematic ranges, etc., varied condition.
1492 | £340
An all World collection in five albums, with Italy incl. 1901 40c. brown mint, Straits Settlements 1867 values to 32c. on 2a. used, etc., varied condition.
1493 | £170
British West Indies, a mint selection comprising Bahamas 1902-10 to 5/-, 1921-29 Staircase, 1921-37 sets, Cayman Is. 1912-20 10/- and Grenada 1921-32 set, mainly fine.
1494 | £210
A selection of Harrison and Sons presentation cards and packs incl. 1950's and 60's Great Britain with 1951 Festival, 1953 Coronation signed by designers Fuller, Gorman and Farrar-Bell, 1957 Scouts, 1960 Europa, Bahrain 1966 definitive set, Jamaica 1964 definitives, New Zealand 1959 Marlborough and Health, Southern Rhodesia 1964 definitives, Taiwan 1961 Scenery, 1964 Fruits etc., some toning but mainly fine. (44 items).
1495 | £280
An all World accumulation in albums, envelopes and loose incl. Cape of Good Hope with illustrated U.P.U. cards inused (6), 1902 re-addressed Boer War cover, New Zealand 1862 pelure paper 1/- used etc., varied condition.
1496 | £200
An all World accumulation in four albums and two stockbooks incl. Great Britain from 1840 1d., Ionian Islands, New Zealand 1931 Smiling Boy set mint etc., fair to fine.
1497 | £140
An early to modern selection of foreign countries on stockcards, mainly Mozambique with 1939 Carmona's Tour set (3), 1951 Fish mint, France, Germany etc., varied condition.
1499 | £80
An all World selection in two albums, six stockbooks, on leaves etc., early to modern issues with interest in Russia, varied condition.
1500 | £130
An all World collection contained in a Strand album with Great Britain, Europe and Asia, poor to fine.
1501 | £80
A K.G.VI mint selection on stockcards, incl. Australia coil join pairs, Falkland Is. 1952 1/3 to 1, K.U.T. 1938 1c. damaged value tablet in block of ten, good to fine with many unmounted (118)
1502 | £85
An all World selection, incl. Falkland Is. Dependencies, Germany, Kedah 1922 Exhibition set mint (slight toning), Portugal with 1946 Castles and 1947 Costumes sets mint, fair to fine. (132)
1503 | £120
Collections in Centurion and Empire albums, both remaindered in places, mixed condition, also 1937 Coronation f.d.c.'s (50) incl. Cyprus, Falkland Is. and Hong Kong, and various share certificates etc.
1504 | £50
An all World early to middle period collection in a Geographia album with issues to the 1930s, poor to fine.
1505 | £40
A selection in a small stockbook, mainly Italian States, also a few British Empire items incl. Mauritius 1877 1/- on 5/- bright mauve corner marginal plate pair overprinted 'cancelled', varied condition.
1506 | £10
An accumulation of mostly modern covers and on-paper G.B, varied condition.
1507 | £95
Airmails: A selection of worldwide covers and cards with New Zealand, South America etc., fair to fine.
1508 | £130
Cinderellas: A selection in on leaves with 1896 Coolgardie Cycle Express 6d., 2/-, 5/-, Canada W.W.I experimental labels, New Zealand Great Barrier Island incl. 1899 triangular pair unused etc., mainly fine.
1511 | £30
Literature: A selection of 39 books and publications incl. 'British Post Office Numbers' by Brumell, postal history of Scottish islands, various by Mackay etc., varied condition.
1512 | £100
Literature: The Catalogue of the Royal Philatelic Collection by Sir John Wilson, bound in red, without slip case, good.
1514 | £150
Military Mail: An all World accumulation of covers and cards, with W.W.II incl. Dutch Police, Internment Camp mail from Jamaica, Lithuania, Roumania, South Africa returned cover, etc., varied condition.
1516 | £350
Omnibus issues: A range including mint selections of 1935 Silver Jubilee, 1948 Silver Wedding and 1949 U.P.U. with a further selection of 1948 Silver Wedding sets used, mainly fine.
1517 | £650
Omnibus Issues: 1935 Silver Jubilee, Crown Colony Issues, a selection of 27 complete sets perforated ''SPECIMEN'', incl. Ascension, Cayman Is., Ceylon, Gambia, Gilbert & Ellice Is., K.U.T., Newfoundland, St. Helena, Seychelles, Straits Settlements, etc., mainly fine with gum. (108) Cat. 2,475.
1518 | £800
Omnibus Issues: 1935 Silver Jubilee, a specialised selection of Crown Colony varieties, etc. in two stockbooks, with a range of plate no. examples incl. Antigua 1/- ''2A'' (partial), shades and multiples with Ceylon 50c. corner block of nine, and extensive constant flaws incl. listed with ''diagonal line by turret'' Dominica 11/2d., ''lightning conductor'' Jamaica 1/-, Malta 1/2d., used, ''kite and vertical log'' Turks & Caicos Is. 1/-, ''kite and horizontal log'' 1/2d. (block), mint, ''dot by flagstaff'' Mauritius 5c. in used block, ''dot to left of chapel'' British Guiana 6c. mint, and unlisted incl. ''two swans'' Jamaica 6d. used, Somaliland 3a., Swaziland 2d. (in block), Trinidad & Tobago 24c., mint, Turks & Caicos Is. 1/2d. used, ''vertical line left of tower'' Bechuanaland 6d. in mint strip and used, Gibraltar 3d. in mint block of six and used, 6d. in mint block, Malta 1/2d. mint, re-entry to value tablet Ascension 5d. mint and used, St. Helena 6d. mint and used, ''line on top of left turret'' British Guiana 12c mint, Fiji 1/- used, etc., mostly mint and mainly fine. (330)
1519 | £2600
Omnibus Issues: 1948 Silver Wedding sets complete in fine unmounted mint multiples of four, the high values all being in corner blocks.
1520 | £260
Postage Dues: An all World selection of 24 underpaid covers, from 1913 to 1967, showing a range of due markings, postage dues and postage issues used as dues, incl. 1913 to Luxembourg with 10c., 1914 to Albania with 25q. and ''T'' 25q., 1933 to Italy with 20c., 50c., 1L., redirected to France with 1f. pair, 1936 to S. Africa with 6d. pair, 1939 G.B. with official label requesting information on sender due to previously used stamp, 1961 to Lesotho with Basutoland 5c. on 2d, etc., fair to fine.
1521 | £90
Postal Stationery: A Q.V. to Q.E.II British Commonwealth selection of 21 newspaper wrappers incl. Dominica 1/2d., 1d., Gibraltar Q.V. 1/2d., 1d.K.E.VII 1/2d. 1d., Grenada, Mauritius Arms 3c., 4c. on 3c., 4c. (1922), 3c. (1926), St. Kitts-Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago with Q.V. 1d., K.E.VII 1/2d., 1d., all ex U.P.U. archives, seventeen overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', others with ms. annotations or straight line datestamp, mainly fine.
1522 | £520
Registration Labels: An extensive collection in numerous albums and loose contained in nine cartons with interest in Great Britain sorted by town, a selection of stamps from Q.V. with registered cancels, Q.V. and K.E. VII uprated postal stationery. Also some foreign with Germany noted, varied condition.
1523 | £170
Revenues, Telegraphs and Railway stamps, a mint and used mainly British Commonwealth selection, incl. Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, Natal, Nyasaland, Transvaal, etc., mainly fair to fine. (100)
1525 | £300
Specimen Stamps: A selection of K.G.VI sets perforated ''SPECIMEN'' comprising Jamaica 1937 Coronation, K.U.T. 1937 Coronation, 1946 Victory all in vertical strips of three plus Cayman Is. 1937 Coronation and 1946 Victory singles, also K.U.T. 1928-33 Postage Due 5c., 10c. and 20c. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', mainly fine with gum.
1526 | £160
Specimen Stamps: British West Indies, a selection overprinted or perforated ''SPECIMEN'', comprising British Honduras 1921 (Nov.) 1c., 1922 (Jan.) 4c., 1932 Relief Fund set; Cayman Is. 1900 1/2d. 1d.; Grenada 1891 21/2d. on 8d.; St. Kitts-Nevis 1907 set of three, 1916 ''WAR TAX'' 1/2d.; St. Lucia 1902 Pitons 2d.; St. Vincent 1909-11 set of four; Trinidad 1899 unissued 3d. on 5d.; and Turks Is. 1894-95 4d., 5d., mainly fine with gum. (22) Cat. 680.
1527 | £380
Thematics: Transport, a collection in five albums and loose incl. covers with ''Great Names in Motor Racing'' signed series incl. Brabham, Fangio etc., mostly fine.
1528 | £1000
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in five albums incl. Mulready 1d. envelope used, 1840 1d. (10), 2d., 1858-79 1d. plates 71 to 225 (less 77), surface printed ranges, KE VII values to 1 used, later with Q.E.II commemoratives, Channel Islands etc.
1529 | £400
Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation in numerous stockbooks, albums and loose contained in eight cartons incl. quantities of 1d. Stars (mainly poor) sorted by corner letters, 1951 Festival 1 used (75), modern bundleware, remaindered collections etc., varied condition.
1530 | £350
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in two albums incl. 1840 1d. (3), 2d., a range of surface printed issues, later with 193848 set mint, etc., varied condition.
1531 | £300
Collections and Mixed Lots: A collection in an album incl. 1840 1d., ranges on line engraved and surface printed incl. 188384 2/6d. mint, later with 193948 set mint, 1953 Coronation on illustrated f.d.c. (3, one signed Farrar-Bell), 195254 Tudor set on plain f.d.c.'s etc., varied condition.
1532 | £210
Collections and Mixed Lots: An early to modern accumulation in stockbooks, on leaves and loose incl. 191224 values to 1/- mint (incl. 9d. olive-green), 1918 Bradbury 5/- mint, QE II issues with mint and used phosphors, Railway labels etc., varied condition.
1533 | £150
Collections and Mixed Lots: An early to modern selection on stockcards incl. 1847-54 10d. embossed with three margins, 1891 1 green (repaired), 1951 Festival 1 (20), 1955-58 1 (20), 1958-61 1 (50) all used, poor to fine.
1535 | £260
Collections and Mixed Lots: 184041 selection incl. 1840 2d. blue plate 2 OJ with good margins and apparently with both black and red Maltese Crosses (not guaranteed), 1841 1d. plate 10 EI with good margins on three sides and red and black M.C.'s, 1841 1ds. (7) on separate covers incl. distinctive Maltese Crosses of Birmingham, Kelso, Perth, Stirling, condition varies.
1537 | £3500
Collections and Mixed Lots: 184063 line engraved collection entitled 'Errors in the Engravers' Craft', formed by Bob Champion, contained in an album, an interesting and well researched study, the majority on 1841 issues incl. faults in the original dies, defective letters, transfer roller flaws, guide lines, guide dots, corners and side lines weak, recut and extended, shifted transfers, misaligned impressions, re-entries incl. 1841 1d. plate 75 LK 'Union Jack' re-entry, burr rubs, punch holder flaws, characteristic letters, inverted ''S'' with reconstructed SA-SL rows of 1841 1d. plates 78 (cat. 1,200), 105 (cat. 1,320) and 107 (cat. 3,000!, 8 with good margins), ''P'' converted to ''R'', repaired impressions, corrosion marks (on 2ds.), condition varies in places but many are fine to very fine selected copies. (100's).
1538 | £350
Collections and Mixed Lots: 184076 line-engraved selection comprising 1840 1d. plates 1b CF, SJ, 4 OI, 8 OJ, 2d. plate 1 QH, used, 1841 1d. QE mint, AD and DI cancelled nos. ''7'' and ''6'' in M.C.'s, all with full margins, 185876 2d. plate 9 IC with watermark inverted used, BG apparently unused and plate 13 MJ-MK mint pair, condition a little varied. (12).
1539 | £1200
Collections and Mixed Lots: 184079 line-engraved selection in rather mixed condition incl. 1840 1d. (23), 1841 1d. (27 incl. a block of four), 2d. (91) with blocks of 4 (2), 5, strips of 3 (5), 4 (2) and 7 (with M.C.'s), etc. (146).
1540 | £600
Collections and Mixed Lots: 184079 various with covers incl. 1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet used 1840 (Dec.) with London experimental black M.C., 1840 1d. plate 2 CE with margins almost all around on 1840 (Aug.) prices current from London to Ireland, plate 3 EJ with clear to good margins and black M.C. on 'Post Magazine' front, 2d. plate 1 PJ with full margins and red M.C. (small faults), 1855 (March) E. from Nottingham to Naples with 1854 SC16 2d. plate 4 FD-FE pair and cut square 184754 embossed 1/- (faults), 1855 (July) E. from London to Frwance with SC14 2d. plate 5 CA-CB pair, 1856 (July) registered E. from London to Wellington with 6d. embossed, 1d. (2) and 2d. stars, 1857 (Dec.) E. from London to Spain with 185557 1/- LC14 1d. and 2d. plate 6 (2), etc., condition varies.
1541 | £420
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18401913 selection incl. 1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A6 unused, 1840 2d. blue plate 2 KE of superb appearance but margin added at top with red M.C. on part 1840 (Dec.) cover, 1841 2d. plate 3 FE-FF fine pair on piece with black M.C.'s, LI with blackish-blue Scots numeral on piece, plate 4 CI-CK full margined strip, used, 186565 4d. plate 12 BA-BC strip and 186790 3d. plate 8 KE-LF block of four with c.d.s., 188792 10d. very fine mint block of four (lower pair unmounted). (11 items).
1542 | £3500
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18401970 collection in varied condition in a Windsor album incl. 1840 1d. (3), 2d. with full margins, used, range of other line-engraved with 186479 1d. plates 71225 (less 77), 1870 1/2d. plates 120 with some mint or unused; Surface printed with most issues represented incl. 186780 to 2/- (5), 186778 5/- plates 1, 2 (2), 188283 5/- plate 4, 188384 2/6 (2), 5/- (2), 10/-, 1884 watermark crowns 1 OD, used, 18871900 1/2d. (both) to 1/- (both) mint , 1 RC used; 190210 De La Rue 1/d (4) to 10d. (2), 1/- (2), 2/6 mint, 2/6 to 1 used, 191113 Somerset House 11/2d. (3) to 1/- (2) mint; KG V incl. 191224 1/2d. (3) to 1/- (2), mint, Seahorses with 1913 Waterlow 1 used, 191518 De La Rue 2/6 (3), 1918 Bradbury 2/6 (3), 5/- (2), 10/- (2), 1934 re-engraved 2/6 (2), 5/-, 10/-, mint, etc., KG VI and QE II largely complete mint with high values, commemoratives, also postage dues, regionals, officials. (100's).
1543 £5500
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18401979 collection in mixed condition in a special album incl. 1840 1d., 2d., other line engraved with plate no. issues largely complete incl. 1/2d. plate 9 and 1d. plate 225 (clipped), 184754 embossed 1/-, 10d. & 6d. cut square; surface printed with most issues well represented incl. 186780 to 2/- brown (faults), 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 5/-, 10/- GA, 1 AF, 188283 watermark anchor 5/- plate 4 FA, 10/- CC, 1 EF, 5 DH, 1884 watermark crowns 1 DC, 1888 watermark orbs 1 MD, 1891 1 RC mostly presentable used examples; KE VII to 1/- mint, 10/-, 1, used, KG V incl. 191224 1/2d. to 1/-, 1913 watermark multiple cypher 1/2d., 1d., mint, 1913 Waterlow 1 apparently unused (faults), 1929 P.U.C. 1 used, KG VI, QE II with commemoratives apparently complete mint (incl. 196267 phosphors), definitives incl. 1959 phosphor graphite 2d. error of wmk., mint, Postage Dues, Regionals, Officials incl. I.R. 1890 5/- HF with 'raised stop' used, etc. (100's). Photo.
1544 | £80
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1841 1d. TF exceptionally fine used with neat black Maltese Cross on piece showing fancy framed ''TOO LATE'', 1d. KH and 2d. plate 3 SF with neat ''51'' London District Post numerals, 1854 SC16 1d. red-brown (worn plate) SK-TL neatly cancelled block of four (perfs. slightly trimmed at foot).
1545 | £450
Collections and Mixed Lots: 184158, a selection of 2d. blues (39) in an old approval book with 1841 (16, mainly with full margins) incl. plate 4 TH re-entry, good range of Stars incl. 1855 SC14 plate 5 BA, EJ, LF, SC16 plate 5 IB, MB, LC16 plate 5 EE, JJ, 1855 LC14 plate 5 DB (re-entry) HI-HJ and PJ-PK (double ''P'' and constant variety) pairs, 1858 LC16 plate 6 JI, RK, etc., mainly good to fine.
1546 | £1300
Collections and Mixed Lots: 184176 collection of 2ds., incl. 1841 2d. plate 3 HD, QJ, plate 4 AI, CC, EA, TJ unused or apparently unused, used with plate 3 (90) incl. DD-DI strip of 6 with M.C.'s, a few with nos. in M.C.'s incl. NH with full margins cancelled no. ''8'' (crease), plate 4 (60) incl. KE, KI, MH with watermarks inverted, BH with 'Spectacle' variety, 185455 SC16 2d. plate 4 (37) incl. DE & HA with watermarks inverted, 5 (2), 1855 SC14 2d. plate 4 (4), 5 (7), 1855 LC16 2d. plate 5 IE-IG strip, 185557 LC 14 2d. plates 5 (3), 6 (8), 1858 LC16 2d. plate 6 (3), 185876 2d. plates 7 (4) to 15 (5) incl. a few unused or mint with plate 8 HE, etc., condition varies.
1547 | £180
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18421908 various incl. 1842 and 1871 (crossed black borders) mourning covers, 1901 QV mourning postcard, 1854 SC16 1d. plate 167 RI on cover matched with imperf., 1866 British & Irish Magnetic Telegraph Co. receipt, 1869 (Apr.) mourning envelope from Oxford to Wednesbury bearing 186479 1d. plate 103 KK & QL with ''O.U.S.'' overprint, 1877 (June) ''VOTING PAPER'' for the ''ROYAL NAVAL FEMALE SCHOOL'', 1891 (June 18th) Royal Naval exhibition postcard with special blue c.d.s., 1850 'Household Words' No. 1, the first edition of Charles Dickens weekly journal.
1548 | £130
Collections and Mixed Lots: 186284 selection overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', comprising 186264 6d. plate 3 RF overprinted type 5, 186780 3d. plate 6 RL overprinted type 8, plate 10 JJ overprinted type 9 and 188384 4d. CI overprinted type 9, some imperfections but mainly fine appearance. (4).
1549 | £230
Collections and Mixed Lots: 187380 21/2d. blue plate 20 (70), 188083 21/2d. blue plates 22 (195) and 23 (7), in varied condition. S.G. 142 & 157, cat. 8,475 (approx.).
1550 | £180
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18831951 selection incl. 190210 De La Rue 10/- used, 193948 10/- dark blue, 1 unmounted mint, 1948 Wedding 1 (5), 1951 2/6 to 1 (2 sets) mint or unmounted mint. (30).
1551 | £80
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1913 Waterlow 2/6 fine mint, a few perfs. just blunted, 1948 Wedding 1 fine unmounted mint corner block of four and a single (tiny tone spots on gum). (6).
1552 | £290
Collections and Mixed Lots: 192467 mainly fine unmounted mint selection of commemoratives incl. 1924 (3) and 1925 (5 incl. blocks) Wembley sets, QE II with better phosphor sets incl. 1962 N.P.Y. (3), 1963 F.F.H. (3), Lifeboat (3), Red Cross, Cable (3), 1964 Shakespeare (3), Geographical (5), Botanical (3), etc. (Few 100's).
1553 | £480
Collections and Mixed Lots: 193970 selection of mint definitives, incl. high values with 193948 2/6 to 1 sets of 6 (5, less one 2/6 green and one 5/-), 1951 2/6 to 1 (9 sets), 195558 Waterlow (3 sets, one unmounted), 1959 2nd De La Rue (4 sets, 3 unmounted), 1963 Bradbury (13 sets)196768 no watermark (16 sets), 1969 Machin (8 sets), condition varies.
1554 | £380
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QE II collection, mainly fine mint, in a Lighthouse album incl. 1952 Tudor and 1955 Edward crown sets, 195558 Waterlow and D.L.R. sets, 1959 phosphor graphites incl. 2d. watermark error, 196067 phosphor set with 21/2d. type II, 2 band watermark inverted, pre decimal commems. with phosphors, also 1967 EFTA 9d. with brown omitted, Postage Dues with 195455 Tudor, 195557 Edward crown, later issues to 1994.
1555 | £110
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly QE II collection in four stockbooks, a cover album and loose with interest in Channel Islands incl. Occupation issues.
1558 | £70
Miscellaneous: Cinderella Stamps and Exhibition Labels: 1916 Lord Roberts Memorial Fund, the complete set of 144 labels in special album.
1561 £65
Miscellaneous: Exhibitions: 1862 International Exhibition (Sept. 17th) envelope to Chetenham bearing 1d. star QB tied by ''INTERNATIONAL/EXHIBITION W./2/SP 17/62 - IE/W'' duplex. Photo.
1562 | £55
Miscellaneous: Exhibitions: Shepherds Bush 1927 (Feb.) 1d. postcard sent registered with 11/2d. pair with booklet pane adverts, cancelled ''SHEPHERDS BUSH/23 FE/27B.O.W'' c.d.s's, also 1/- Postal Order counterfoil with similar c.d.s. (2 items).
1563 | £220
Miscellaneous: Literature: The Essential Guide to the Great Britain Line Engraved 1d. and 2d. Stars 18401864, volumes 16, by K.W. Statham, in presentation boxes.
1566 | £140
Miscellaneous: Literature: The Line Engraved Postage Stamps of Great Britain, vols. I and II by E.D. Bacon, (1920), with plates, attractively bound in blue, some pages with creasing.
1568 | £80
Miscellaneous: Literature: Two Pence Blue Studies of Plates 115, by H. Osborne, (1946).
1569 | £60
Miscellaneous: Literature: Selection incl. ''Plating of the Penny Black'' by Nissen in two volumes (without plates), also 'British Post Office Numbers' by Brumell and a selection of auction catalogues.
1570 | £40
Miscellaneous: Literature: Barred Numeral Cancellations of London, Barred Numeral Cancellations vols. 2 B-D, and 3 E-K, by Parmenter.
1572 | £420
Miscellaneous: Philatelic Congress, 190975 collection in an album, incl. 1911 proof, later with proofs, miniature sheets and a range of covers and cancellations. (few 100's)
1574 | £250
Miscellaneous: Royalty: 1842 envelope addressed and signed by Prince Albert, to Marquis Wellesley (the brother of the Duke of Wellington), bearing 1841 1d. DE with black Maltese Cross and additionally tied by ''T.P/St. James' St'', Royal seal on reverse.
1575 £100
Miscellaneous: Royalty: 1856 (June 11th) envelope bearing 1856 LC14 1d. plate 30 RK-RL from Beverley, addressed to 'His Royal Highness, Prince Alfred, Buckingham Palace', endorsed by the initials of Ponsonby, Royal Secretary in pencil with mss. comment 'Declined too local', seal has been cut away. Photo.
1576 | £110
Miscellaneous: Royalty: 1865(c.) envelope wrapper band signed 'The Queen' and addressed to 'The Earl of Clarendon'.
1577 £400
Miscellaneous: Royalty: 1876 (March 23rd) mourning envelope signed and addressed by Queen Victoria, to a Mrs. Drummond in Guildford, bearing 186479 1d. plate 140, top flap missing, otherwise fine with Royal wax seal in black. Photo.
1578 | £150
Miscellaneous: Royalty: - a similar mourning envelope signed and addressed by Queen Victoria, to Mrs. Drummond in in Westminster, privately carried, top flap missing, otherwise fine with Royal wax seal in black.
1579 | £160
Miscellaneous: Valentines: 1840's(c.), a selection of unused multicoloured Valentine's (4) and 'Anti' Valentine's (5), an attractive group. (9).
1580 £150
Miscellaneous: Valentines: 1844 (Feb. 13th) attractive lace bordered multicoloured valentine letter sheet, the 2nd page containing a hand written three paragraph poem, used locally in Stirling with cut small 1841 1d. DE. Photo.
1581 | £100
Miscellaneous: Watermark Bits: An Orb bit on a piece of Dandy Roller, this watermark was used for both postal and revenue issues, also a perforated block of watermarked paper with six impressions of the Orb.
1582 | £120
Postal History and Covers: A collection of mostly Free Fronts bearing the signatures of Postmasters General etc., contained in a scrapbook. (43 items).
1583 | £1950
Postal History and Covers: A comprehensive collection of the Free Franking privilege in six albums, an interesting lot with virtually all aspects covered, including many rare and some unique items, on covers and fronts.
1584 | £320
Postal History and Covers: An early to modern accumulation with particular interest in Hastings incl. 1829 from Madras with boxed 'INDIA LETTER/HASTINGS', 1841 from Demerara with boxed 'HASTINGS/SHIP LETTER', 1885 cover to Calcutta franked 1883 5d. with Hastings c.d.s., also a selection of covers from Royal Residences etc. (48 items).
1586 £400
Postal History and Covers: 1334 vellum document written in mediaeval Latin, relating to land in Theddlethorp, Lincoln, very fine and attractive, with typed transcription and translation. Photo.
1587 £750
Postal History and Covers: 1555 Elizabethan Exchequer Warrant for the payment of 'Richard Mynsterley, one of the Messengers of the Queen's Majesty's Chamber', the riding allowance for delivering letters from the Lord Treasurer of England to 42 different men 'in divers shires' in August 1554. The exact location of the addresses of the letters 'doth appear by Mr. Smythe's book' (we have not managed to locate this volume). The warrant is signed by the Lord Treasurer himself 'Winchester' and endorsed ''Mr Brigham, I pray you pay the said Messenger four pounds for the said journey, Written the 27th of July 1555', and is further endorsed by the messenger 'Rd. foure pounds by me Rychard Mynsterley'. An important and rare document which pre-dates the previous earliest example of an Exchequer warrant known to us by at least 16 years (ex Michael Jackson, lot 1669 in our November 2003 auction). With Victorian transcript. Photo.
1588 £260
Postal History and Covers: 1570 (November 26th) entire letter from Francois Michlau in Bologna to Filippo Corsini in London, very fine, small piece of thread attached to wax seal. The letter refers to prices never having been so high as the country has been savaged by the miserable war. The English and the Flemish would not be pleased when their ships arrived. Photo.
1589 £140
Postal History and Covers: 1586 (March 27th) entire letter from Louis Cantin in Norwich, privately carried to Bartholomew Corsini in London, reporting that cloth has been sent on its way to London. Photo.
1590 £190
Postal History and Covers: 1592 entire letter from Gugliemo Petala at 'Ipswyche', 'To the worshipful Mr Phillipo Corsiny over against the Condett [in G]ratious Street yeave this. London'. The letter discusses money payments, transport of lead and herrings, 'Bordeaux and Dieppe are full of herrings but Middleburg might be a better market as they might then be sent on to Antwerp and Flanders', 'As to the account for groundage, the bailif discussed it with the understeward of the court, not wanting less than 4 sterling from everybody'. Photo.
1591 £1800
Postal History and Covers: 1661, first year of the Bishop Mark, December 5th entire letter from Edward Musgrave in Carlisle, to London with a good strike of ''DE/9'' Bishop Mark, some creasing and other cover imperfections but a good example. Photo.
1592 £300
Postal History and Covers: 1666 Fire Year entire letter from Leominster to London, readdressed to Dunstable, endorsed 'pd. 2d', written in January of the legal year 1665 with superb ''IA/26'' Bishopmark, some soiling and worn at fold at right, otherwise fine. Photo.
1593 | £550
Postal History and Covers: 16671802 collection of Bishop Marks, a good range mostly on entire letters (37), incl. London 1667 (2), 1690(c.) (2, one 'to be left at the Parliament Dore'), 1719 with ''SE/5'' (late use of month above day, Inland Office), Bristol 1712 (poor), Dublin and Edinburgh, also a 1926 privately printed booklet on the Bishop Mark by J.H. Daniels.
1594 | £220
Postal History and Covers: 16671799 selection of covers (13) and a front, incl. 1667(c.) E. from London to Cambridge endorsed 'post pd to London 2' and 'forward 2', 1707 (Oct.) E.L. from Bristol to 'Dullingham near New Markett in Chambridy', charged 3d. and amended to 'in all 5', the rest mainly with townstamps incl. curved ''BASING/STOKE'', ''COLTERS/WORTH'', serpentine ''EXETER'', ''WOODSTOCK'', ''MARL/BOROUGH'', ''STOCKPORT'' (Willcocks CH 740), etc.
1595 £210
Postal History and Covers: 1668 (Aug. 8th) entire letter to London with very fine oval London ''AV/10'' oval Bishop Mark in black, small stain nearby, otherwise fine and very scarce, vendor states the previous earliest reported is 1674. Photo.
1596 £200
Postal History and Covers: 1674 (Nov. 23rd) entire letter from Yarmouth to London with a slightly overinked impression of the ''NO/25'' London Inland Office Bishop Mark with ''N'' reversed (Willcocks L2a) in black, a little soiled and some creasing but very scarce. Photo.
1597 | £65
Postal History and Covers: 1675 deed of agreement with the signature of John Wildman, the power behind Henry Bishop.
1600 | £700
Postal History and Covers: 16891872 covers and a few fronts, a good range incl. 1695(c.) E. from London to Bristol with Receivers ''RO'' in circle and ''IV/30'' Bishopmark on reverse, the '9'(d.) charge has been rendered as nine vertical pen strokes, 1716 (April) and 1767 (Oct.) E.L.'s showing Westminster and Temple 'Dockwra's' respectively, London 1d. and 2d. posts, Townstamps, Mileage marks, Penny Posts, Inspectors marks, Ship Letters etc. with 1835 (March) E.L. to Shaftesbury with unframed ''Wincanton/5th Cl: Post'' on reverse and boxed ''No. 1'' Receiver on front, 1836 (April) E. to London with straight-line ''STORNOWAY'' on reverse, 1844 (Nov.) E.L. from Buenos Aires to London with framed ''DEAL/SHIP LETTER'', etc. (105 items)
1601 | £40
Postal History and Covers: 1689 (Sept. 30th) and 1697 (Dec. 27th) editions of 'The London Gazette' the former incl. a Post Office notice re Post to Newmarket while the King is there, and the latter re post to Cambridge via Epping, Bishops-Stortford & Saffron Walden.
1602 £500
Postal History and Covers: 1694 entire letter from Westminster to West Drayton showing a very fine Westminster ''POST/PAYD/PENY/W/MON'' 'Dockwra' (Willcocks L361b, rarity H) with Receiver's initial alongside, some creasingand with a fine intact red wax seal. Photo.
1603 | £100
Postal History and Covers: 1695 (Feb. 23rd) entire letter from Edinburgh to Rotterdam with a faint strike of Edinburgh ''FE/23'' and good London ''MR/1'' in black.
1604 | £500
Postal History and Covers: 170277, a collection of London Penny Post 'Dockwra' markings on E.L.'s (10), with General Office Willcocks type L335a but with ''PAYD'' on left, type L336 on 1777 (Oct.) E.L. also showing type L366 time stamp; Hermitage type L341 ''H/TV'' faint but legible on 1702 (Oct.) E.L., L343 on E.L.; St. Paul's type L347 on 1727 (Nov.) E.L.; Southwark type L352 ''S/FR'' on 1734 (?) E.L.; Temple type L357 ''T/SA'' on 1719 (May) E.L., and another on 1741 (June) E.L. showing illiterate postman's 7 strokes for 7d.; Westminster L362a on E.L. to Cambridge and L363 on 1777 (Dec.) E.L., condition varies in places.
1605 £170
Postal History and Covers: 1705 (Nov.) entire letter to London showing superb ''HORNCASTLE'' (Willcocks LI 506) in black, ''NO/28'' Bishopmark on reverse, part of one flap missing. Rare. Photo.
1606 | £140
Postal History and Covers: 17061839 collection of London General Post datestamps and Receiving House stamps in an album, incl. 1787 experimental datestamps (3, Willcocks L4, 4b & 4c), 1787 (May 2nd) entire with L5 on the 2nd day of use, 1829 (May) E.L. showing ''MS'' handstamp (similar to L562a), etc. (36 items).
1607 £170
Postal History and Covers: 1708 (April 26th) entire letter to London with a good strike of Edinburgh ''AP/27'' Bishop Mark in black and London ''MA/3'' arrival. Photo.
1609 | £100
Postal History and Covers: 1711 (July 31st) complete edition of 'The Evening Post' (most interesting contents), sent from London to Perth, endorsed 'Frank, Dupplin' (Clerk of the Road), with circular framed ''LL'' London Receiver's mark and Bishop mark, some imperfections.
1615 £110
Postal History and Covers: 1720 (June 17th) 'free' entire letter to London showing Edinburgh ''IU/22'' Bishop Mark in red and London ''IV/27'' (month above day) in black, the letter a little damaged from removal of seal on opening. Photo.
1616 £480
Postal History and Covers: 1723 (May) entire letter from London to Betchworth, near Dorking, showing a good strike of the rare General Office ''PENY/POST/PAYD/G/TU'' with round corners (Willcocks L335), a little stained, the letter has no year date but the dating has been confirmed by another from the same correspondence. Photo.
1617 | £38
Postal History and Covers: 1727 George II Act (printed 1731) clarifying and confirming the additional 1d. charge over and above the standard Penny Post for deliveries of 10 miles or more from Westminster or Southwark, interesting item.
1618 | £100
Postal History and Covers: 17311839 Acts etc. (4 items) with 1731 'Act for obviating a doubt which hath arisen concerning the usual Allowance made upon the Delivery of Letters sent by the Peny Post to Places out of the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark', 1794 (Sept. 8th) 'London Chronicle' relating to the re-organised London Penny Post, 1835 (June 24th) William IV Bill 'to extend the accommodation by the post to and from foreign parts and for other purposes', and 1839 (Aug. 17th) 'Act for the further Regulation of the Duties on Postage until the Fifth Day of October 1840'.
1619 £120
Postal History and Covers: 1734 (Oct.) entire letter (reinforced but complete) from 'Leverpoole' to Dublin with very fine ''LEVER/POOLE'' on reverse, endorsed 'p Chester'. Photo.
1620 £230
Postal History and Covers: 1741 (Sept.) entire letter (with transcription) from London to Cambridge giving an eye witness account of the death of King James II, information in which it was almost treason to be interested at that date, shows Westminster Office '''PAYD/PENY/POST/W/TH'' (Willcocks L361a) and ''SE/11'' Bishop mark, some cover imperfections but a fascinating item. Photo.
1621 | £320
Postal History and Covers: 17651845 collection of London General Post Paid Stamps in an album, a good range incl. 1794 (April) experimental octagonal framed (Willcocks L97, also another on a front) 1794 (Oct.) experimental (L98), later in tombstone with Sunday codes, etc. (27).
1622 £100
Postal History and Covers: 1767 entire, turned and re-used; once with a good ''W/TU'' Government 'Dockwra' of the Westminster Office (this side somewhat soiled), and once with a very fine ''T/TH'' of the Temple Office, a most unusual double usage cover, some faults at folds. Photo.
1624 | £320
Postal History and Covers: 17701849, a collection of London 1d. and 2d. Post, Paid and Unpaid stamps of Receiving Houses, Country Sorting Office stamps, transfer stamps, (??) incl. 1837 (Sept.) entire letter from Stirling to London with ''TP/Rate/2D'' (Willcocks L692) in black deleted, red ''L'' in circle and ''FREE'' d.s., etc., also 1794 (Sept. 18th) 'London Chronicle' detailing changes to the London ''PENNY POST-OFFICE''. (74 items).
1625 | £100
Postal History and Covers: 177281 E.L.'s (5) from London to Madeira with London Bishopmarks, 1855 mourning envelope from London to Gibraltar with cut to shape embossed 6d., 1860 (May) E.L. from Kirkcaldy to New Zealand bearing 185557 4d. pair and 1d. star, and 1916 postcard from Guildford depicting postman with bag containing 10 miniature local scenes.
1626 | £110
Postal History and Covers: 17731936, a selection (32) of covers, entires incl. 1773 to Madeira, 1852 to Philadelphia with report on the sugar market and cargo ships in Barbados.
1627 | £240
Postal History and Covers: 1774 (Aug. 6th) entire letter from Robert, Lord Clive of India, written shortly before his death at his own hand on November 22nd 1774, sent from Market Drayton to Temple with ''8/AV'' Bishop mark on reverse.
1628 | £140
Postal History and Covers: 17791800 collection of London Penny Post covers (12) comprising 1779 (Dec.) with ''PENNY POST NOT PAID/G'' (Willcocks L390), 1791 (June) ''PENNY POST NOT PAID/W'' (L394), Experimental Period 1795 (Oct.) ''ENFIELD/1'', 1796 (April) ''HOLBN/HILL 2''; unpaid marks of Receiving Houses (4), paid 1d. of Receiving Houses (2), paid 2d. of Receiving Houses (2).
1630 | £45
Postal History and Covers: 1780 (Nov. 27th) a.l.s. from Lord North, the Prime Minister and Warden of the Cinque Ports, to the Mayor of Sandwich.
1631 | £110
Postal History and Covers: 1781 (July) entire letter from Plymouth to Dumfries with two London Bishopmarks and ''PLYMOUTH'' on reverse, the letter contains a fascinating account of the writer's recent adventures in a storm off the Scilly Is. 'our Main... and fre top mast blown away and all our sails torn in a thousand pieces. The sea run mountains high... this morning the Pilote run the ship on a sunken rock..'
1632 £70
Postal History and Covers: 1785 (April) entire letter from Lymington to Winchester bearing superb ''93 LYMING/TON'' mileage mark (Willcocks H703).
1633 | £600
Postal History and Covers: 17861905 various mostly covers etc. in a stockbook incl. 1840 Mulready 1d. A64 & 2d. a98 letter sheets unused, hand coloured fronts of Fores's Hunting No. 4 and Racing No. 5 envelopes, a selection of Deraedemaeker reprints of caricature envelopes with Fores's (4), Leech, Menzies, Southgate (4), and propaganda envelopes (10), etc. (85 items).
1635 | £160
Postal History and Covers: 17871855 collection of mostly complete newspapers etc. in four scrapbooks, mainly illustrating varieties in the tax stamps, an interesting group. (43 items).
1637 £95
Postal History and Covers: 1787 (April 24th) entire letter from London to Whitehaven, endorsed '1 oz 3/4' and '3/6', and showing two impressions of the ''24/AP'' Inland Office Bishop Mark (Willcocks L3) in the last week of use. Photo.
1638 £190
Postal History and Covers: 17911820 covers (5) with mainly very fine horseshoe type townstamps, comprising 1791 ''CHESTERFIELD'', 1795 ''PLYMOUTH'', 1798 ''SUNDERLAND'', 1799 ''NEWCASTLE/UNDER/LINE'', and 1820 ''TEWKESBURY/4 DE 4/1820/107''.
1639 | £65
Postal History and Covers: 1796 (July 12th) George III 'An Act to enable the Deputy of the Clerk of the House of Commons, for the Time being, to send and receive Letter and Packets free from the Duty of Postage', an interesting item relating to the Free Priviledge.
1640 | £200
Postal History and Covers: 17981849, a collection of Covent Garden Receiving House markings on covers (41) a good range covering the 7 offices which made up the area, also some prints etc. (6).
1641 | £400
Postal History and Covers: 180040 collection of Free Fronts (a few covers) in three scrapbooks, being a study of the morning and evening duty 'Crown Frees', mostly with 4 items for each year (16 missing), an interesting lot with a number stated to be unique. (260 items).
1642 | £170
Postal History and Covers: 1802 (April) 'Free' entire letter from Wotton-Under-Edge to London showing ''WOOTTONUNDEREDGE/114'' mileage mark in black (Willcocks GL919), most interesting contents - Sarah Dyer, aged 36, developed cow pox from cows in 1781. In 1797 she received small pox by inoculation from Mr. Mason. This would have been using virulent small pox virus (variolation) rather than the Vaccinia virus introduced by Jenner and which became compulsory in 1802, the year of this letter.
1643 | £100
Postal History and Covers: 180910 Edinburgh Chief Office Datestamps, a well displayed collection of entires (42), mostly from the same correspondence to the Royal Bank/Edinburgh.
1644 | £60
Postal History and Covers: 180963 covers (9) showing a variety of ''Too Late'' handstamps, fair to very fine.
1646 | £120
Postal History and Covers: 181445 selection of entires (11) and a front showing Irish mileage marks with ''BANDON/146'', ''ENNISKILLEN/82'', ''FRANKFORD/60'' and ''MAHERAFELT/92'' in red, ''BALLYLONGFORD/129'', ''CAHIR/92'', ''CLOGHEEN/94'', ''FARBANE/57'', ''FERMOY/108'' and ''RUSKEY/86'' in black, ''ASHFORD/21'' and ''ROSSTREVOR/57'' (on front) in blue, mainly good to fine strikes. (12 items).
1647 £120
Postal History and Covers: 1814 (Sept.) Free entire, signed 'Nelson & Bronte', the brother and heir of the admiral, sent from London to Liverpool and bearing an apparently unique ''1'' in circle in red, it is not known whether this was a charge mark for local delivery or a Penny Post Receiving House mark for Liverpool. Photo.
1648 | £85
Postal History and Covers: 1822 (March) printed Auction notice sent within London to Temple, re-addressed to Maidstone and with impression of two different ''FREE'' d.s.'s (Willcocks L800d & 801), unusual.
1649 £420
Postal History and Covers: 1825 (March) entire letter from Castlebar to 'The Lors Commissioners of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, redirected and endorsed 'Official, The Paymr Genl, Whitehall' and signed 'Holland', showing ''CLBAR/125'' mileage mark in black, inspector's star and with very fine Dublin ''FREE/SUNDAY/6 MR 6 6/1825'' in red (Willcocks E1666), very scarce. Photo.
1650 | £150
Postal History and Covers: 183146 selection of covers (14) all with ''Paid At'' or UPP 1d. marks, incl. oval framed ''PAID AT'' in red of Huddersfield, Leeds & Stratford, 1844 (March) E. with oval ''PAID/1d./CHELMSFORD'' in red, 1846 (March) E. from Gort to London with blue boxed ''PAID AT/GORT'' and also showing red ''LATE/MAIL'', UPP paid marks of Biddenden, Dumfries, Northampton, Tunbridge, York (2), etc.
1651 | £120
Postal History and Covers: 183148, transatlantic mail, selection of entires, most to New York, carried on vessels of the Black Bull or Red Star lines with ship names endosed on front, ms. rated ''6'' or ''8'' (one handstruck), range of markings incl. Liverprol Ship Letter, etc., fair to fine. (43)
1652 | £80
Postal History and Covers: 183153 selection of Irish ''LATE MAIL'' and ''TOO LATE'' markings on covers (8) and 2 part covers, incl. 1843 (Jan.) entire from Tyrrelspass to Dublin with ''B/LATE MAIL'' in red, etc., condition varies, also two later items. (12).
1653 | £110
Postal History and Covers: 183285 covers (5) incl. 1841 (April) blue printed G.P.O. 'Remittance Letter of Acknowledgment' to St. Neots, 1882 (March) 1d. pink envelope to Farnham redirected to Guildford with Postal Fiscal 1d., 1885 (Oct.) large 'per Book Post Registered' envelope from London to New Zealand via San Francisco with 188384 2d. and 1/-, some imperfections.
1654 £270
Postal History and Covers: 1833 (March 27th) part OHMS 'Quarter Master Generals Office' entire to Madras with ''FREE'' (Willcocks L801a) two impressions of the Foreign Branch ''FREE'' (L846) dated '27MR27'' on front and oval ''MADRAS/25AU25/1833/SHIP LETTER'' in black on reverse, readdressed to London and with a further ''FREE'' (L800c), most attractive. Photo.
1655 £75
Postal History and Covers: 1836 (Feb.) entire letter from Sir George Airy (7th Astronomer Royal) sent from Greenwich to Leicester Square, charged 3d. for a 2d. Post letter from the country area, redirected to Chancery Lane, the handstruck ''3'' deleted by a serpentine handstamp, redirected back to Leicester Square with a new charge of 5d. indicated by scarce handstruck ''5'' (Willcocks L630) in black, small cover tear at top. Photo.
1656 | £80
Postal History and Covers: 1838 (April) entire letter from Woolwich to Blackfriars Road and 1839 (Jan.) entire leftter from Totteridge to Leadenhall Street, showing ''Woolwich WO/3D. PAID'' in black (Willcocks L512) and ''Totteridge/3D. PAID'' in red (L512a) Receiving House paid stamps, scarce.
1658 | £120
Postal History and Covers: 1839 (Aug.) E.L. from Longparish to Basingstoke endorsed 'Pd 5' in magenta and with ''Hurstbourn/Penny Post'' and ''WHITCHURCH/HANTS'' c.d.s. in black on front, 1842 (April) E. from Havant to Portsmouth with red handstruck ''Penny Paid'' of Havant on front, also 1840 (May) E.L. to Halifax with ''Hebden Bridge/Penny Post'' in red. (3).
1659 | £50
Postal History and Covers: 1839 (Nov.) entire from New York to London with oval ''GILPINS EXCHANGE/NEWYORK'' forwarding agents cachet in red overstruck by black ''LIVERPOOL/SHIP LETTER'' and red London c.d.s. on reverse, attractive.
1660 £100
Postal History and Covers: 1839 (Dec. 5th) first day of Uniform 4d. Post entire letter from Gatehouse to Castle Douglas with manuscript '4' in black indicating pre-payment, faint straight-line ''GATEHOUSE'' in black on reverse, no other postal markings but the letter is clearly dated. Photo.
1661 | £780
Postal History and Covers: 184078 covers etc. (38 items), all with line-engraved frankings incl. 1840 1d. (7), 2d. (2, also a part cover bearing a pair which does not belong), 1845 (June) E.L. from Exeter to Tiverton with 1841 1d. PL, redirected to Staines with 1d. ND and also showing ''Missent to/Bath'' handstamp on front, 1854 (April) registered E. from Thurso to Wick bearing 1841 1d. strip of 6 and 4 singles, 1862 (May) E.L. from Edinburgh to Stalybridge with 1d. star, redirected to Ashton under Lyne and with ''MISSENT TO/BIRMINGHAM'', 1869 (May) E. from London to Dover with 1d. plate cancelled Azemar trial with c.d.sa. at lower left, etc., also 1856 (June) mourning envelope from London to N.S.W. bearing embossed 1/- which does not belong, condition varies.
1662 £290
Postal History and Covers: 1840 (Jan. 9th) last day of Uniform 4d. Post entire letter from Glasgow to Edinburgh, endorsed 'OHMS' and with very fine handstruck ''4''. Photo.
1663 £110
Postal History and Covers: 1840 (Jan. 9th) last day of Uniform 4d. Postage entire from Chelmsford to London, rated '4' in black and with light ''CHELMSFORD/JA 9/1840'' c.d.s. overstruck by London arrival for January 10th, both in red on reverse, clean cover. Photo.
1664 £150
Postal History and Covers: 1841 (May) entire letter from Basingstoke to London, endorsed 'Paid 2d.' and with handstruck UPP ''Pd/1'' deleted and ''Pd/2'' applied, both fine strikes in red (Willcocks HA 188 & 192), and with London ''PAID'' tombstone for May 28th, most unusual and attractive. Photo.
1665 | £95
Postal History and Covers: 1842 (Feb.) Postmasters Notice No. 9 from Maberly, regarding ''Missing Newspapers, stated to have been committed to the Post''.
1666 | £170
Postal History and Covers: 184259 selection with 1842 (Sept.) envelope from London to Manchester with tombstone ''PAID'' handstamp and handstruck ''1'' in red, redirected from Manchester to Liverpool with 1841 1d. plate 25 PL, 1852 (Oct.) envelope from Maryhill to Irvine, redirected to Holytown and bearing 1841 1d's. (one with part sheet margin showing inscription) tied by the relevant numerals and with light fancy 'Too Late' on front, 1848 (Sept.) embossed 1d. pink envelope, an albino impression, used from Newport Pagnell to Weedon with incomplete ''5..'' numeral in black, also another albino impression on unused envelope, 1850 (Jan.) entire letter from Madras to London with red 'MADRAS/GPO'' datestamp on front, redirected within London on arrival with fine 1841 1d. PI cancelled ''52'' London District Office numeral, and 1859 (March) embossed ladies envelope sent from London to Oxford with 1d. star EA, some imperfections.
1667 | £90
Postal History and Covers: 184554 selection of Irish Receiving House markings on covers (12), all bearing 1841 1ds., condition varies but mostly good strikes.
1670 £520
Postal History and Covers: 1849 (Oct.) entire from Norwich to Darlington via London, originally franked with 1841 1d. JB cancelled by the ''575'' numeral of Norwich, the adhesive then evidently fell off in the Norwich Post Office and cover was endorsed '1' in red (deleted), the space the adhesive previously occupied was then handstamped ''Prepaid'' in black and then overstruck by by ''NORWICH/OC27/1849'' c.d.s. in blue, the stamp must have been included within the cover, most unusual. Photo.
1671 £210
Postal History and Covers: 1851 (Aug.) envelope from Liverpool to Edinburgh bearing 1841 1d. EH-EL strip of five (presumably paying 4d. postage + 1d. late fee) with margins in places, showing on reverse a superb strike of octagonal framed ''RECEIVED OPEN/& RE SEALED/AT THE POST OFFICE/EDINBURGH'' in black together with two red wax seals of the ''GENERAL POST OFFICE/EDINBURGH'', rare. Photo.
1674 £60
Postal History and Covers: 1851 (Nov.) printed ''OFFICIAL'' envelope with coat-of-arms incorporating two dragons and a shield over the motto ''DOMINE, DIRIGE NOS'' (Lord, Direct us), sent from London to Broughton with blue ''Blackman St/1DPAID'' Receiving House handstamp and red London ''PAID'' c.d.s., somewhat soiled but most unusual. Photo.
1675 £230
Postal History and Covers: 1853 (Aug. 19th) patent metal seal envelope with complete example of the metal stud and oval red paper sealing device with embossed ''J & C SIMONDS & Co/READING BANK'', sent from Reading to Windsor with very fine and large margined 1d. plate 167 CG, very scarce, also an attractive selection of 17 Victorian wafer seals. Photo.
1676 | £95
Postal History and Covers: 18541961 selection incl. 1854 (March 3rd) envelope bearing 1854 SC16 1d. (early use), 1855 (March 1st) cover with die II, alphabet II 1d. (early use), 1890 Penny Postage Jubilee Elliot envelope and card and Furniss caricature, 1902 KE VII 1/2d. used on f.d.i. on QV 1d. postcard, etc. (15 items).
1677 £140
Postal History and Covers: 1855 (Oct.) printed form of prayer and thanksgiving for the capture of Sebastopol and other successes in the Crimea, sent from Aberdeen to Fyvie with grossly misperforated 1d. IB, some faults. Photo.
1678 | £350
Postal History and Covers: 18571901 covers (24), all with surface printed frankings incl. 1857 (Sept.) E.L. from Leeds to Prague with 185557 6d. and LC14 2d. PF, attractive but a little toned, 1869 (Nov.) registered E. from Manchester to Giermany with 186780 10d. (faults), 1873 (Jan.) E. from Newcastle to Lisbon with 186780 1/- plate 6 and 187273 6d. chestnut plate 11, 1873 (Aug.) E. from Wilmslow to Sweden bearing 187273 6d. grey plate 12 and with large red ''21/2d.'' accountancy mark, etc.
1679 | £85
Postal History and Covers: 185875 covers (7) all with surface printed frankings, mostly to Europe incl. 185557 watermark large garter 4d. pairs (2) on 1858 and 1861 covers to France, the former with superb ''NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE'' sideways duplexes, etc., mainly fine.
1681 £190
Postal History and Covers: 1863 (Jan.) envelope from Calcutta to London with Indian adhesives, redirected within London with 185876 2d. plate 9 MG, attractive. Photo.
1682 | £100
Postal History and Covers: 18641911 collection of covers or cards (18) and pieces (4) with a variety of instructional markings incl. ''TOO LATE'' (2), ''MORE TO PAY'' (3 covers & 2 pieces), ''CONTRARY TO REGULATIONS'' (2), ''MISSENT'' (3 covers and 2 pieces), etc.
1683 | £70
Postal History and Covers: 1865 (Sept.) entire from London to Trinidad, endorsed 'p Tasmanian' and bearing 186567 1/- plate 4 BK-BL pair (BK crossed by filing fold and with tear at top), ''TRINIDAD/OC 21/1865'' arrival c.d.s. on front, also similar 1869 (Aug.) E.L. bearing 186780 1/- plate 4 ML with arrival c.d.s. on reverse.
1684 £95
Postal History and Covers: 1866 (Jan.) envelope from Dublin to Mauritius, endorsed 'Mauritius via Southampton' and bearing 186479 1d. plate 96 (4) and 185876 2d. plate 9, red ''41/2d.'' accountancy handstamp on front, ''H & K PACT/JA 16/66'' and ''MAURITIUS/FE 25/66'' c.d.s's on reverse, a little roughly opened with part of flap missing, attractive. Photo.
1685 | £60
Postal History and Covers: 187073 covers to Curacao from Manchester (2) endorsed 'via Southampton' and Liverpool 'per Caribbeau', each with 186780 1/-, two with ''CURACAO'' receiving c.d.s. on front, mainly good.
1686 | £85
Postal History and Covers: 187274 covers (3) each bearing 1870 1/2d., two from Leeds one of which was charged 1d. due and 'Refused', the other stamped ''CONTRARY TO/REGULATIONS'' and charged 1d. due but then countermanded, the other from Bury St. Edmunds, also stamped ''CONTRARY TO/REGULATIONS/S.W.'' and charged 1d. due, interesting trio.
1689 £1500
Postal History and Covers: 1894 (Sept. 1st), the first day of permitted use of private postcards, a calling card used from Portsmouth to Ryde, Isle of Wight with 188792 1/2d. vermilion tied by very fine ''PORTSMOUTH/SP 1/94'' duplex, the message on reverse reads 'This is indeed a novel way of writing to anyone'. Very rare. Photo.
1690 | £80
Postal History and Covers: 189899 covers (4) to China ('HMS Immortalite, China Station'), Finland, Japan and Madagascar, each bearing 188792 21/2d, the cover to Finland a ''PSNC'' envelope, the adhesive with foreign c.d.s., those to Japan and Madagascar with appropriate arrival c.d.s's.
1692 £190
Postal History and Covers: 1900 (July 27) unsealed envelope used within London endorsed ''Important printed matter only/Halfpenny stamps unobtainable tonight'' and bearing 1d. lilac diagonally bisected, apparently accepted and cancelled ''3.B/26 7 OC/1.30PM'', also 1901 incoming from Switzerland and 1907 from Victoria, two postcards with 1d. lilac and K.E.VII 1/2d. added for redirection to Belgium and within England respectively. (3 items) Photo.
1693 £320
Postal History and Covers: 1901 (Sept. 20th) large (242 x 150mm) registered envelope from London to Pretoria bearing 188792 'Jubilee' 4d. and 1900 1/- green and carmine tied by ''REGISTERED/LOTHBURY'' c.d.s's, the letter opened by censor and with pink 'OHMS' ''Opened under Martial Law.'' label tied by triangular Pretoria censor handstamp, unusual and very scarce. Photo.
1694 £160
Postal History and Covers: 1906 (March) envelope endorsed 'H.M.S.' and with ''TOWER OF/LONDON'' cachet, the envelope a little roughly opened. Photo.
1696 £800
Postal History and Covers: 191237 Incoming Express Mail, a well researched and written up collection of covers (48), mostly from Europe with items from Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden etc., incl. 1913 (Jan.) cover from Finland to Ipswich showing ''LONDON & DOVER S.O./NIGHT MAIL UP'' c.d.s. on reverse and ''EXPRESS FEE PAID 3d.'', 1913 (Nov.) cover from Libia to Whitby showing very rare boxed ''EXPRESS FEE PAID 3D/L. & D. N.M.'' (Wilson 504b), 1920 (April) cover from Paris to Manchester endorsed 'Express Service rendered', 1920 (July) and 1936 (June) red Newspaper correspondence envelopes from Belgium and Austria 1935 (May) cover from Milan to London endorsed 'Service rendered' 1937 (Jan.) red envelope from Berlin to London endorsed 'For Sunday Delivery', etc. . Photo.
1698 | £140
Postal History and Covers: 1918 (June 3rd) first day of 11/2d. rate for letters, envelope from Axminster to Hinton bearing 191224 1d. in pair with diagonal bisect, also 1918 (June 2nd) 1/2d. postcard used on the last day of the 1/2d. postcard rate from Lancaster to London, very fine.
1700 | £280
Postal History and Covers: Cambridgeshire: A collection of townstamps and mileage marks on E.L.'s and E.'s incl. ''ARRINGTON/45'' (Willcocks CB3) on 1812 (May) E.L., ''CAXTON'' (CB 61) on 1730 (April) E.L., ''CAXTON'' (CB 64) on rather tatty part E., ''50 CAXTON'' (2, CB 68) on separate E's., ''CAXTON/50'' (4, CB 71), ''CAXTON'' (CB 72, mileage erased, thought to be the only known example) on 1829 (May 23rd) E.L., ''CHATTERIS'' (CB 86, mileage partly erased) on 1834 (Nov.) E.L., ''ELY'' (2, CB 95) on E.L. & E., ''ELY'' sans-serif (CB 93), ''WISBICH'' CB165, 171 (in red) and 175 (sans-serif), ''WISBEACH'' (2, CB 178), etc. (21 covers, also a front).
1701 | £460
Postal History and Covers: Cambridgeshire: 183260, an exceptional collection of Undated Circle name stamps of the smaller offices of Cambridgeshire, with serif type ''ARRINGTON'', ''CAXTON'' small type (2) & large type (thought to be the only known example), ''CHATTERIS'', ''DUXFORD'' (2, thought to be the only known examples), ''ELY'', ''LINTON'' small and large types, ''SAWSTON'', ''SHELFORD'' (2), ''STAPLEFORD'' (on piece), ''THORNEY'' (2), ''TRUMPINGTON'', ''WHITTLESEA'' (2), and ''WHITTLESFORD'' (thought to be the only known example); sans-serif types of ''BABRAHAM'' (3), ''BALSHAM'', ''BARNWELL'' (2), ''BASSINGBOURN'', ''BRIDGE ST'' (5), ''GAMLINGAY'' (2), ''HARSTON'', ''HILLS-RD.'' (4), ''HISTON'' (2), ''TRUMPINGTON ST.'' (4), ''WEST-WALTON'' and ''WEST-WRATTING'', also a cover with both ''PARSON GROVE'' and ''GEDNEY-HILL'', also a few others. (52 items).
1702 | £350
Postal History and Covers: Cambridgeshire: A collection of the village postmarks of Cambridgeshire on covers, cards and pieces in two volumes, QV to QE II with virtually all villages represented.
1703 | £190
Postal History and Covers: Cambridgeshire: A mainly KE VII and KG V selection of postcards and covers (20) all showing sketelon c.d.s's, incl. Chatteris, Ely (5), Haddenham, Hildersham, Linton, Little Downham, March, Outwell, Sutton, Trumpington (2), Wilburton, Whittlesford, Whittlesea, etc., some very scarce.
1704 | £310
Postal History and Covers: Cambridgeshire: A mainly KG V selection of postcards and covers (70) and pieces (33), all showing village rubber c.d.s's, many very scarce.
1705 £310
Postal History and Covers: Cambridgeshire: Cambridge: 1708 (July) entire letter with ''CAMBRIDG'' (Willcocks CB 8), badly inked but one of only four known examples, two of which are in University Library. Photo.
1706 | £350
Postal History and Covers: Cambridgeshire: Cambridge: 17201835 collection of townstamps and mileage marks, incl. 1720 ''CAM/BRIDGE'' (CB 10) on E.L., 1752 (May) E. with ''CAM/BRIDGE'' (CB 18), 1758 (Oct.) with faint ''CAM/BRIDGE'' (CB 20), 1761 (Oct.) E.L. with ''CAMBRIDGE'' (CB 22), 1783 (March) & 1784 (June) E.L.'s in German (translation included) concerning a young man's views of life in Cambridge University, sent to the Administrator of the Imperial Posts in Brunswick, etc. (15).
1707 £190
Postal History and Covers: Cambridgeshire: Cambridge: 178485 collection of ''52 CAM/BRIDGE'' and ''54 CAM/BRIDGE'' first mileage marks, incl. 1784 (Sept.) entire endorsed 'Post pd. 9' with a superb strike of the ''52 CAM/BRIDGE'' (Willcocks CB 30b) on reverse, two further poorer strikes on 1785 (April and July) entires but these are the only three examples known (one or two other towns also changed the distance on their mileage marks at this time), ''54 CAM/BRIDGE'' (CB 31) four mainly fine strikes on 1785 Sept., Nov. Dec. (2) E.L.'s or E.'s, and 1785 (March and July) E.'s (latter stained) both showing rather poor strikes apparently of ''54 CAM/BRIDGE'' overlapping the use of the ''52 CAM/BRIDGE''. A unique group. (9). Photo.
1708 | £160
Postal History and Covers: Cambridgeshire: Cambridge: 1839 (Dec. 29th and 30th) E.L. and E. from Cambridge to London and St. Ives, each with a good to fine impression of the very scarce ''CAMBRIDGE/+'' skeleton (known to have been used for only one week from Dec. 24th to 30th 1839).
1709 | £210
Postal History and Covers: Cambridgeshire: Cambridge: 1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A21 used 1840 (May 22nd) to London and 1840 1d. black plate 2 ML fine with good margins on 1840 (July) entire to Doddington Rectory, each cancelled by a distinct deep red Maltese Cross of Cambridge, that on the 1d. black being partially double lined, some cover imperfections.
1710 | £2000
Postal History and Covers: Cambridgeshire: Ely: The Bob Champion collection of the Postal History of Ely: 16371856, a unique lot with examples of every known mark and includes 5 handstamps otherwise unrecorded, incl. 1637 E.L. from Arundel to 'Wilburton in ye Ile of Ely', 1743 (Jan.) to Ely with two line ''CAM/BRIDGE'' (Willcocks CB14), 1744 (?) entire to Essex with the only known first ''ELY'' mark (12 x 4mm with seriffed letters) on reverse, 1765 (May) E.L. and another undated E. both showing unrecorded 20 x 8mm ''ELY'' with seriffed letters, 1772 (Aug.) E.L. to Sheffield with unrecorded 14 x 8mm ''ELY'', 1774/5 E. with ''ELY'' (CB93), 1780 (Sept.) E. and a front with ''ELY'' (CB 95), 1788 (June) E.L. to Scotland with two impressions of the extremely rare ''69 ELY'' first type mileage mark, 1790 (July) and 1792 (2) E.L.'s with ''ELY'' (CB 99), 1793 miniature letters (3) from the same correspondence to Swaffham, Cambs., showing curved ''ELY'' (CB 100) and interestingly rated differently at 2d., 3d. and 4d., 1799 (April) E.L. with curved ''ELY'' (CB 100), 1802 (March 11th) E.L. with ''ELY/68'' (CB 102, earliest known date) in black, 1817 (Aug.) and 1818 (Jan.) ''ELY/68'' (CB 105) in crimson, 1841 (Oct.) E.L. misdirected to Ely and endorsed 'Missent to' with ''ELY/OC30/1841'' skeleton in red (only one other known), 1848 (Aug.) E. to Ely with the only known example of ''MISSENT TO/ELY.'' handstamp, 1852 (Jan.) E. to Ely endorsed 'Missent to' with ''DOWNHAM-CAMBS'' u.d.c. (52 items).
1711 | £220
Postal History and Covers: Cambridgeshire: Ely: A QV to QE II collection of Ely and surrounding area, in an album, with covers, parcel post labels, pieces and stamps, with a good range of Soham, u.d.c.'s incl. ''HADDENHAM'', ''LITTLEPORT'', ''SUTTON''. (100's).
1712 £100
Postal History and Covers: Cambridgeshire: Linton: 1787 (Dec. 3rd) entire letter to London, rated '4' and showing a fair strike of ''LINTON'' (Willcocks CB 115) in black on reverse, and 1795 (June 28th) entire letter to London with curved ''LINTON'' (CB 116) in black on reverse, both believed to be unique. Photo.
1713 £420
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: 1710 (Jan. 20th) 1710 (Jan. 20th) entire letter from Thomas Plumbe in Madras to his father in Whirton, 'Lankishire', London Foreign Office Bishop mark (month unclear) on reverse, interesting contents incl 'do not send anything this year being under some apprehension of the french who are very busy not only in Europe but here also for this 2 years past, which makes us under great apprehensions for our ships', a very early letter from India to England. Photo.
1715 | £60
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: 1791 (Nov. 29th) entire letter from Calcutta to Bonaw, redirected to Edinburgh, endorsed 'p. Ship Queen', rated '2/1', ''LONDON/SHIP-LRE'' (Willcocks L1202) and ''BONAW'' in black on front, London and Edinburgh Bishop marks on reverse, clean uncreased cover.
1716 £180
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: 1797 (April 11th) entire letter (de Havilland correspondence) from Guernsey to London, fowarded to Madras and Trichnopoly, good strike of curved ''GUERNSEY'' (GC1) in black, Madras ''4 Dec'' arrival and ''Post not Paid'' on reverse. Photo.
1717 £80
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: 1802 (April) entire letter from London to Madeira bearing very fine oval ''Post Paid Ship Lre./(Crown)/LONDON'' (Willcocks L1248) on face. Photo.
1720 | £70
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: 1829 (Dec.) entire letter from Shergotty to Kilmarnock with Calcutta transit datestamp on reverse for Jan. 6th 1830 and ''INDIA LETTER/PENZANCE'' (Roberston In1) and ''MISSENT TO /LONDON'' (Willcocks L232a), all in black on reverse.
1721 | £65
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: 1833 (Dec.) entire from Calcutta to London, redirected to Cupar, Angus, with ''LIVERPOOL/INDIA SHIP LR'' (Robertson In1) and a variety of other markings on reverse, and with boxed ''POSTAGE TO LONDON/NOT PAID'' (Willcocks L267a) in black on front.
1722 | £240
Airmails: 1911 First U.K. Aerial Post, selection of thirteen incl. dark green envelope unused, green card unused and used, die 1 brown card, green envelope, die 2 red envelope, green card, die 2 brown card (3, one to Switzerland), die 3 brown card (3, one to Ceylon), die 4 brown card, green envelope and dark green Remington card, die 5 brown card, also 1957 anniversary card, poor to fine. (14)
1723 £200
Airmails: 1911 First U.K. Aerial Post: Dark brown postcard with ''ZOG'' advertisement in red and black on face, sent London-Windsor with KE VII 1/2d. cancelled ''SP 9'' die 1, fine and scarce. Photo.
1726 | £350
Airmails: External Airmails, 192451, collection of first flights, etc. in one album, incl. 1924 London-Paris, 1929 London-Ajaccio, KLM London-Rotterdam, London-Brussels night flight (2), 1931 London-Mwanza (5, one pilot signed), London-Cape Town (3), 1932 London-Limassol (2, one Irish acceptance), 1934 MacRobertson Air Race (4, incl. Hewitt-Kay-Stewart and Hansen-Jensen), etc. (69)
1727 £110
Airmails: 1925 (May 16) England-Denmark first flight, envelope to Copenhagen with three line flight cachet, airmail label, franked 2d. pair, 1925 Wembley 1d., 11/2d., cancelled May 15, arrival backstamp. Photo.
1728 | £200
Airmails: Internal Airmails, 192864, a collection of first flight covers in one album, incl. 1928 Liverpool-Belfast (Sept. 24, 29, first and last days), ranges of G.W.R. Air Service, Provincial Airways, autogiro flights, Railway Air Services, Scottish flights, etc. (58)
1729 | £70
Airmails: 1929 (May 30) London-Stockholm first flight, two covers: one to Stockholm and returned via Stockholm-Amsterdam night flight June 12, the other to Swiss Consulate, Helsinki and returned.
1732 | £140
Postal Stationery: A collection of mainly Q.V. cards in an album, incl. 1882 essay with ''INLAND REVENUE/CERTIFYING STAMP'' in Crown at upper left, endorsed ''Rough Sketch'', later embossed types, colour changes, etc. (100)
1733 | £50
Postal Stationery: A selection overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' with QV undated 1d. pink envelopes overprinted types P1, 8 & 13, 1879 dated 1d. pink envelope overprinted type 13, 1957 3d. envelope overprinted type SS2, and 1969 4d.+4d. reply card with manuscript ''SPECIMEN'' on both halves (signed in 1984 by the curator of the NPM). (6 items).
1734 | £190
Postal Stationery: 18411901 selection incl. 1841 (May) Mulready 1d. envelope (stereo obscured) unusually folded small and used with neat black Maltese Cross from Burnham to Rougham via Lynn with very fine ''BURNHAM'' u.d.c. on reverse, 1895 (Nov.) 1/2d. + 4d. s.t.o. envelope with 188792 1/2d. and 41/2d. sent registered from London to Berlin, etc. (19).
1736 | £38
Postal Stationery: 1841 1d. pink envelope size B (Huggins EP4a) and 2d. blue envelope (EP6a) overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' types PS1 and PS2 repectively in red, some slight soiling.
1737 | £90
Postal Stationery: 184257 1d. pink envelopes (23) and a letter sheet, all showing London area straight line Two Penny Post and sub-office markings in various colours, condition varies.
1738 | £50
Postal Stationery: 1842 (Dec.) 1d. pink envelope (Huggins EP3b) used locally from Newport to Ryde I.O.W. with ''No. 1'' Receiving House handstamp in red on front, fair.
1739 | £85
Postal Stationery: 18431901 selection of embossed envelopes (22) unused and used, incl. 1844 (Jan.) 1d. pink to Galway cancelled distinctive Dublin M.C., 1844 (Nov.) 1d. pink from London to Alcester uprated with 1841 1d. JK, 1896 (Nov.) s.t.o. 2d. + 6d. envelope sent registered from London to Germany, etc.
1740 £120
Postal Stationery: 1843 (July) 1d. pink envelope size A used (with enclosure) from London to Castle Cory, cancelled fine no. ''9'' in Maltese Cross and with red ''T.P/Blackheath.SE'' alongside, attractive. Photo.
1741 | £50
Postal Stationery: 1846 (March) 1d. pink envelope (Huggins EP4b), albino impression used to Thurso with ''T.P/Blackheath'' in black on front, matching normal example with ''Blackheath E-O'' in red on front.
1742 | £120
Postal Stationery: 185061 1d. pink envelopes (15) with a range of markings incl. 1844 numerals of Wells & Blandford in blue, Belfast, Liverpool & Worcester Spoons, sideways duplexes (5) and Scots usage (7), condition varies.
1743 | £130
Postal Stationery: 18701901 selection of Telegraph forms (15) incl. 1/- Huggins Tp2, 7bc, 10b, 6d. TP11ba (2), 12aa, 15aa, 15ab, 15ba, 15bb, 16aa, 16ad, 16bb (3) unused and various other items, condition varies. (29).
1744 £320
Postal Stationery: 1870 1/2d. postcard with printed advert for the season's latest fashions on reverse, used on the first day of use in Cheltenham, a few small stain spots, otherwise fine. Photo.
1745 £180
Postal Stationery: 1870 1/2d. postcard used on the first day of use from London to Streatham, some staining but a good example. Photo.
1747 £210
Postal Stationery: 1878 (May 6th) s.t.o. 11/2d. + 3d. envelope (Huggins ESC36) uprated with 186479 1d. plate 215 AB and 187380 21/2d. plate 11 KH and sent registered from Ipswich to Natal, slight ageing around perfs., otherwise fine and most attractive. Photo.
1748 | £140
Postal Stationery: 18831898 1/2d. to 1s. set of ten values comprising Huggins ES11, 17, 18a, 19b, 20b, 21b, 22b, 23b, 26 & 27, each printed singly to appear as 'proofs' on sheets of paper (157 x 193mm approx.) watermarked ''T & F H/TURKEY MILLS/1858'', very fine.
1749 | £150
Postal Stationery: 18841901 selection of Official envelopes with Board of Education 1894 ''SWINE FEVER'' 1d. (Huggins EO12) unused, 2d. Envelope (EO14) unused and used (faults), Inland Revenue 1884 1d. (EO7) (creased) and 18951901 1d. (EO16) unused. (5).
1751 | £240
Postal Stationery: 1894 Official Issues Admiralty 1/2d., a selection of letter sheet cut-outs in various colours unused (7) and used (4) on relatively large size pieces, also two others (used) cut to size, scarce. (13 items). Huggins LO14
1752 | £130
Postal Stationery: 1895 Official OHMS ''From District Probate Registry'' 3d. envelope (Huggins EO18) with ''The Supervisor, Inland Revenue'', unused, rare.
1753 | £120
Postal Stationery: 190220 selection of Telegraph forms (5) comprising Huggins TP19 (with added 3d.), 21a, 23a, 24b and 24c, mainly fine unused, first lacking selvedge.
1754 £180
Postal Stationery: 1938 KG VI uncleared die proof of head for Postal Orders in blue on wove paper (65 x 152mm) watermarked large ''GvR'' block cypher and dated '16.5.38', fine and most unusual. Photo.
1755 £2000
Postal Stationery: Advertising Rings: A very fine well written-up collection incl. unused envelopes or wrappers (7) with Grindlay & Co. Home News 1d., 2d., 3d., Parkins & Gotto 1d. with green ring, 1d. with chocolate ring (2), W.H. Smith 11/2d. (front), used envelopes (5) with Browne Rosenheim & Co. 21/2d., Philatelic Quarterly 1d., William Linclon 1d., Parkins & Gotto 1d. (chocolate surround), Savory & Moore 1/2d.; an excellent range of cut-outs (80) incl. W.H. Smith 1d. and 3d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', Smith Elder & Co. 2d. (3), 4d. and 1/- (2) each with manuscript numeral at centre, etc., an interesting lot.
1756 | £160
Postal Stationery - Advertising Rings: 1866 (2.3) Smith Elder & Co. 2d. blue wrapper and 1870 (7.7) Parkins & Gotto 1d. pink die 153 envewlope with brown ring, fine unused.
1758 | £500
Rowland Hill: 1841 (Feb. 2nd) two page letter written and signed by Rowland Hill in Downing Street, to C. Court (apparently in the Account General's Office of the Post Office) regarding 'returns' to Parliament of Money Orders.
1759 | £500
Rowland Hill: 1851 (Jan.) signed letter from Rowland Hill to Sir John Davis relating to a Postal complaint which Hill was sending on to Col. Maberly, fine.
1760 £900
Rowland Hill: 1854 (April 28th) Postmasters Notice from John Tilley in Edinburgh, ''The Postmaster-General has appointed ROWLAND HILL, Esq., to be Secretary of this Department, vice Lieutenant-Colonel MABERLY, who has accepted the Office of a Commissioner of Audit.'', an important and rare document. Photo.
1761 | £90
Rowland Hill: 1864, a black bordered piece (90 x 113mm) with ''HAMPSTEAD N.W.'' crest signed 'Rowland Hill' and inscribed 'Harkwell House, 12th July '64'.
1762 | £50
Rowland Hill: 1879 (Sept. 2nd) printed 'In Memoriam' card (115 x 152mm) with a poem by H.B. Worth, published by S. Marks & Sons, London, also a two page satirical article from and 1844 edition of 'Punch' entitled ''THE PENNY POST MEDALS''.
1763 | £120
Rowland Hill: 1890 Penny Postage Jubilee, the Post Office Christmas and New Years Greetings Card which was sold in aid of the Sir Rowland Hill Benevolent Fund, usual minor creasing, otherwise fine and fresh, also three other items incl. the ''POST OFFICE JUMBLE'' envelope unused (with insert).
1764 £220
A letter written and signed by William Mulready to fellow artist Chalon, 'My dear Chalon, I do not dine in Fitzroy Square, but I do thank you for your kindness' dated '23 dec 1858'. Photo.
1765 | £650
1840 Mulready, a die proof of the stereotype without the value inscription, state 1 with fainter lines, in black on India paper, affixed to thin card, endorsed 'Proof, April 8 1840' in margin at foot, somewhat stained but reasonable appearance.
1766 | £500
1840 Mulready selection comprising 1d. lettersheet A2 unused with Envelope Select Advertiser (S.G. Spec. MA6b) but poor, and used with red M.C. (3, one used on May 8th 1840 and one with boxed ''Enstone/Penny Post'') or black M.C. (2), 1d. envelope used 1840 (May 23rd) with red M.C. and pre-printing paper creases, 2d. lettersheet unused, mixed condition. (8).
1768 £200
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet (stereo obscured by seal) used 1841 (May) from Manchester to Worcester with a fine strike of the distinctive Manchester 'fishtail' Maltese Cross, some faults but fair appearance. Photo.
1769 | £100
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A16 (forme 2) and 2d. envelope a196 good to fine unused. S.G. Spec. ME1 & 4, cat. 550.
1770 | £80
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A35 (forme 3), a very fine and fresh unfolded unused example.
1771 | £160
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheets (3), A47 (substituted stereo), A68 (displaced stereo), used and A255 (forme 5) unused, with adverts S.G. Spec. MA32ae, 103a and 34g respectively, all with creases and some other faults but fair to good.
1772 | £65
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A50 (forme 3) used 1840 (July) from Chard to Ilchester with neat red Maltese Cross, vertical folds, otherwise fine and attractive.
1773 £380
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A54 (forme 3) used 1843 (May) from London to Leeds and cancelled by a fine upright strike of no. ''6'' in Maltese Cross, Leeds arrival c.d.s. on front, fine and attractive. Brandon certificate (1987). S.G. Spec. ME1, cat. 1,250. Photo.
1774 £1600
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A68 (forme 3) with the Rowland Hill 'advertisement' (S.G. Spec. MA63) with printed address ''To the Registrar of Births and Deaths, .... District'', the address completed in mss., and ''Chancellor of the/Exchequer's Office'' on front, the printed message headed ''DOWNING STREET/September 17 (mss.), 1841'' enclosing return postage and with printed ''ROWLAND HILL'' at foot, sent to Caldbeck, Hesket Newmarket, Wigton. A most desirable Mulready advert, the first example we have seen. Photo. For other Rowland Hill items see lots ????????
1775 £550
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A241 (forme 5) with unlisted ''R.W. MOORE./Stock and Sharebroker/Gt. THREADNEEDLE STREET LONDON'' handstamped (?) advertisement, very fine used 1845 (March) from London to Derby with London Inland Section ''13'' numeral, unusual. Photo.
1776 | £120
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A251 (forme 5) with 'Family Endowment' advert (S.G. MA35c) used 1841 (Feb. 9th), the last Official day of use of the red Maltese Cross, from Rickmansworth to London, ''POSTAGE'' flap torn and reinforced with hinges, also 1d. envelope A154 (forme 2) used 1840 (June 6th) from Birmingham to Ashby-de-la-Zouch, good to fine.
1777 | £800
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope forme 4, a complete unused sheet of 12, folded, a little toned and some other faults but rare. S.G. Spec. ME2a, cat. 4,500.
1778 £250
1840 Mulready envelope A149 with amusing contemporary manuscript comments added to the design - the angels 'Doing butterfly' and 'Learning to swim', 'Bow-wow' coming from the lion's mouth, etc., used 1840 (June) from Birmingham to Limerick with mss. '1' indicating uprating to 2d., red Maltese Cross and red ''BIRMINGHAM'' c.d.s. on front overstruck by Irish ''PAID'' boxed datestamp, small imperfections at edges, otherwise fine, unusual. Photo.
1781 £320
1840 Mulready 2d. letter sheet (stereo obscured by seal) used 1842 (June) from London to Llandilo with neat black Maltese Cross, slight creasing at top where the original sending was wrapped around an enclosure, otherwise fine. Photo.
1782 £700
1840 Mulready 2d. envelope (stereo obscured by complete wax seal), a very fine and fresh example used 1840 (Feb. 12th, the3rd day of general use of black ink for cancellations) in Exeter with doubly struck black Maltese Cross and with clear ''EXETER/FE12/1841'' double arc c.d.s. on front. S.G. Spec. ME4. Photo.
1783 £400
1840 Mulready 2d. envelope a203 used 1840 (Sept.) from London to Llandilo with neat red Maltese Cross, small imperfections otherwise fine and attractive. S.G. Spec. ME4. Photo.
1784 | £150
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: 1840 Fores's Dancing (no. 3) and Civic (no. 8) envelopes, and Spooner caricature envelope no. 5, unused, good to fine.
1785 £320
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: 1840 R.W. Hume Comic envelope no. 1 ''Britannia seated on egg'' state 5 with paddle steamer on left flap and steam engine & carriage on right flap, an unused example, tint stain spots due to paper irregularities, otherwise fine. Photo.
1786 £350
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: 1840 R.W. Hume Comic envelope no. 2 ''Baloon Mail'' as state 2 but imprint reads ''Published & Sold by R.W. Humw, Leith:'', a fine unused example of this very scarce envelope, just a trifle soiled. Photo.
1787 | £170
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: 1840 Southgate caricature envelope no. 6, 'Papal', on yellow paper, and 1850(c.) Onwhyn's 'Civilisation of America' envelope, and two Valentine Temperance envelopes, all fine unused Deraedemaeker reproductions. (4).
1789 £240
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: 1846 (June) Leech's anti-Graham envelope front used from London to Halesworth, very scarce, also a most unusual unused envelope bearing 1841 1d. RD, with printed address and ''To Postmasters:-/An immediate answer to the Letter expected:/Any delay will be enquired into'' - an obvious reference to the anti-Graham campaign. Photo.
1790 £160
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: 1900 (May), the Deraedemaker facsimile of Fores's Comic Envelope No. 1 by Leech, sent registered from Brussels to Paris with 50c. adhesive, minor cover imperfections, most attractive and unusual. Photo.
1791 | £200
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Covers: 184252 printed pictorial letter sheets (4), three privately carried with view of Cheltenham (2) and Inverness, the other with a view of 'The Needles' sent 1851 (July) from Southampton to Howden with 1841 1d., also 1841 invoice for '4 Beasts'.
1792 | £160
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Covers: 184396 selection of advertising letter sheets and envelopes etc. incl. 1843 (March) ''CATHOLIC PUBLICATIONS'' price list sent from Derby to Henley on Thames with 1841 1d., 1847 (March) envelope to Eton with ''BOWEN and SANFORD'' advert on inside flap, 1868 (May) Pitman envelope front from Salisbury to Stony Stratford, 1869 (Feb.) Norwich Union Life Insurnace Society envelope from Norwich to Kendal, 1884 (April) advertising reply card complete with wire fencing advert sent from London but reply half not returned, 1892 (Feb.) Cooke & Sons Spinning Mills embossed 21/2d. envelope from London to Copenhagen, etc. (10 items)
1793 £450
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Covers: 1850 (Sept. 18th) Bradshaw and Blacklock's Ocean Penny Postage envelope of a type not recorded by Bodily, Jarvis and Hahn in British Pictorial Envelopes of the 19th Century, there being no ''THE'' on the upper sail and the publisher's imprint in a curved line below the sea, interestingly small additions in red ink have been made to the ship along the gunwale, to the funnel, around the stern flag etc., sent from London to Manchester with an almost full margined 1841 JD 1d. Photo. An article in 'The Philatelist' (March-April) 1988 asks if this is the original form of this envelope.
1794 £230
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Covers: 1851 (June) Valentine's Ocean Penny Post envelope, first design, state 3, used from Turriff to Banff with 1841 1d. plate 102 MJ (cut into at right), attractive. Photo.
1795 | £150
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Covers: 18591912 selection of mostly advertising or hand illustrated covers (13), an interesting group, condition varies in places.
1796 | £150
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Covers: 1861 (Sept.) envelope with printed ''TIME/POSTED'' clock at upper left corner, sent with 1d. star from Newcastle to Gateshead, also 1872 (March) envelope with ''TIME WHEN POSTED'' clock printed in blue on flap, used locally in London with 186479 1d., a very fine pair.
1797 | £60
Postal History and Covers: 1869 (Nov. 27th) front and back covers of 'Lloyds Weekly News' posted from London to Ireland with 186479 1d. plate 103, full of humour and dubious adverts!
1798 | £95
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Covers: 1871 (Jan.) 1/2d. postcards (3) from Brighton to the same address in London, each with a hand drawn coloured New Year greeting incorporating a robin.
1799 | £65
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Covers: 1874 (July) 'STEINER'S Vermin Paste' advertising envelope with a picture of a long-tailed rat, sent from Belfast to Moy with 186479 1d.s, some faults.
1800 £110
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Covers: 1876 (Oct.) printed envelope showing a seated comical figure cooking a chop over an open fire and balancing a circular device on which the stamp is placed, used from Portarlington to Wexford with 186479 1d. plate 145, some staining, otherwise fine. Photo.
1801 | £100
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Covers: 1877 (Dec.) Father Christmas & Old Father Time 'silhouette' front, 1879 (Sept.) front with ink sketch of a lady, both with 1d. plates, 1880 (May) envelope bearing 1d. Venetian red and with printed illustration of Apollo, 1898 front with 16 dots 1d. and pen and ink drawing of a country scene, and an unused envelope with attractive hand painted illustration of a sailing ship viewed from a porthole. (5 items)
1804 £110
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Covers: 1881 (Nov.) envelope from Tunbridge-Wells to Chatham bearing 14 dots 1d. and with a well executed hand painted illustration depicting a kneeling artist, staring at flowers with address incorporated in his folio, some faults but attractive. Photo.
1805 £120
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Covers: 1891 (Feb.) envelope with fine printed advert on reverse for the magazine 'Spare Moments' featuring a donkey, sent from London to New Jersey with 1881 1d. die 2 pair and 188792 1/2d., small cover tear. Photo.
1807 £110
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Covers: 1899 (Jun.) pen and ink illustrated envelope entitled 'Will ye ne'er come back again', sent from London to Switzerland with 188792 21/2d., very fine. Photo.
1811 | £90
Cancellations: 1840 (August 8th) complete edition of 'The Worcestershire Chronicle' with an article on how a 'master chymist' was able to clean a number of 1d. blacks and openly deceive the system, the article also muse on whether 'adhere in future entirely to the Mulready system of franking with covers, which is certainly less liable to abuse than that of the Post-office stamp.'
1812 | £40
Cancellations: 1845 (Oct.) 1d. pink envelope to Halifax cancelled by a fine clear strike of the unusual ''338'' numeral of Halifax with horizontal lines at sides instead of curved line, fine ''LOW HARROGATE'' u.d.c. in blue on flap, scarce.
1814 | £60
Cancellations: 1869 (Aug.) envelope from Bristol to Poole bearing 186479 1d. plate 121 IF tied by cloth covered Bristol duplex, unusual, recipients mss. note on front.
1816 | £100
Cancellations: Belfast 'Split' Numeral: 1841 1d. (4), 2d., 1854 SC16 1d. IH-JK block of 8 and HE, all cancelled by the Belfast ''62'' split numeral, also 3 others, condition varies. (17).
1817 £210
Cancellations: Cricket: 188792 1/- vertical pair very fine used with neat ''TAUNTON/CRICKET GROUND/MY 17/97'' c.d.s's. Photo.
1819 £300
Cancellations: Hotels: Westminster Palace Hotel: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 5/- rose plate 1 AF (short stamp from ''A'' row)with ''WESTMINSTERPALACEHOTEL/MR 1/72'' c.d.s., tiny imperfections not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and unusual. Photo.
1820 | £2300
Cancellations: London District Post Numerals: A collection, mostly on 1841 1ds. with an excellent range (52) of the scarce numbers between ''1'' and ''42'' incl. ''29'' in violet, the remainder in black or blue, ''43'' and ''49'' on 1d. stars, etc., condition varies. (76).
1821 £110
Cancellations: London District Post Numerals: 1847 (Oct.) clean uncreased envelope to Windsor bearing very fine 1841 1d. KD cancelled ''41'' in black (scarcer than blue), not clearly tied but obviously belongs, with ''TP/NewBrentford'' in black alongside, ''TP/Isleworth'' in red and ''HOUNSLOW'' c.d.s. on front. Photo.
1824 £380
Cancellations: Machine Cancellations: Pearson Hill (2nd type) - 1857 (Nov. 17th) entire letter from London to Shaftesbury bearing very fine LC14 1d. plate 43 OK, placed upsidedown and tied by a very fine strike of the 2nd type machine cancellation, code ''A'', filing fold well clear of adhesive and cancellation. Photo.
1825 £260
Cancellations: Machine Cancellations: Pearson Hill (2nd type) - 1857 (Dec. 23rd) piece bearing 185253 alphabet II 1d. LA tied by a very fine strike of the 2nd type machine cancellation, code ''A'', stamp just touched at left and creased prior to use, otherwise fine and most unusual. Photo.
1826 £130
Cancellations: Machine Cancellations: Charles Rideout: 1858 (June) entire to Paris bearing 185557 4d. watermark large garter (2) with very fine strikes of the Rideout no. ''1'' machine cancellation type A with 8 vertical bars above the numeral, coded ''HS'', attractive. Photo.
1827 | £60
Cancellations: Madeleine Smith Duplex: 1856 (June 19th) and 1857 (Feb 26th) covers with 1d. stars tied by fine strikes of the Glasgow Madeleine Smith experimental duplex in black and blue-green respectively.
1831 | £30
Cancellations: Newspaper Branch: 1870 1/2d. plate 20 AH and DX tied by very fine strikes of the ''GLASGOW/NPB'' oval datestamp (A & H type 1552) on separate 1880 part William Colvin printed Scotch pig iron reports.
1832 £170
Cancellations: Parcel Post: 188384 5/- rose IE with a clear part strike of the large type ''FLEET STREET/E.C.'' ?Parcel Post cancellation dated ''NOV 1-/1891'', believed to be the only example of this type apart from the proof impression in P.O. archives, for the Strand (Mackay fig. 2551). Photo.
1834 £85
Cancellations: Railways: 186264 6d. pale lilac plate 3 QD with a good strike of the ''CAMBRIDGE/DIST SORTG. CARG./C/MY 9/64'' c.d.s. portion of the very rare duplex. Photo.
1835 £65
Cancellations: Roller Cancellations: KE VII 1/2d. newspaper wrapper cut out cancelled by the exceptionally rare ''LONDON I.S./2'' Inland Section roller, torn across and backed but of good appearance. Photo.
1841 | £200
Essays, Proofs and Trials: John Dickinson: 1837 London District Post essay 1d. envelope in yellow-buff and 2d. letter sheet in green, both unfolded but the 1d. creased and some staining, 2d. with a few slight stains, otherwise fine. Huggins E1a & b.
1842 £450
Essays, Proofs and Trials: James Bogardus and Francis Coffin, 1839 Treasury Competition, proofs reprinted from the original die in black, deep brown and red, on glazed paper, very fine. (3). Ex Folkard. Photo.
1843 | £150
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Whiting: A sample produced by the Congreve process, printed in greenish blue, pink and ochre on card with decorative frame and embossed head of King William IV with coat of arms below in colourless relief, unusually the decorative surround is not embossed, rather soiled and some tone spots.
1845 £350
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Whiting: The 'James Wyld' essay for an envelope, in blue on white wove paper (132 x 107mm) without inscriptions in the upper and lower panels and with the central address panel blank, vertical fold at right and slight imperfections on reverse, otherwise fine and scarce. See 'Penny Post Centenary' by Samuel Graveson, page 108, and 'Postal Reform & The Penny Black' by Douglas Muir, pages 82 & 83. Photo.
1846 £130
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Whiting: 1840 embossed oval ''PAID'' essay in carmine-lake (Huggins E8), the 186263 reprint, very fine. Photo.
1847 £350
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Whiting: 1840 embossed oval ''PAID'' essay in yellow-green (Huggins E8) at upper left corner of envelope, small tone spot on cheek and the envelope a little toned (not affecting the essay), very scarce. Photo.
1849 £450
Essays, Proofs and Trials: 1850 Prince Consort 1d. essay FJ imperforate finished example in red-brown, without gum, small mark on surface otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DP71(b), cat. from 1,100. Photo.
1850 £280
Essays, Proofs and Trials: 1850 Prince Consort 1d. essay FJ imperforate finished example in brown, without gum, closed tear at right and other small imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DP71(b), cat. from 1,100. Photo.
1851 £240
Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue 20 dummy stamp with design of central oval of allegorical figure, a lower left corner marginal block of four in bright carmine and blue-green, imperforate on ungummed chalk surfaced paper, slight bends, fine. Photo.
1853 | £240
Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: 186088, a collection of letters and other documents from the De La Rue/Stamp Office archives re engraving dies, these give considerable insight into the cost of engraving at that time, incl. signed sketches by Edwin Hill, letters from Ormond Hill, etc. (15 items).
1854 | £160
Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: 1861 ''EXPERIMENTAL POSTAGE/THREE PENCE'' essay with the head of the King of Portugal defaced by a cross, in orange, imperforate on ungummed and unwatermarked wove paper, fine, also a die proof of the Queen's head in green on surfaced paper prepared for the 1879 Tender.
1856 £350
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Parcel Post: 1883 6d. blue and 1s. mauve ''INLAND PARCEL POST'' die proof essays on glazed cards (92 x 60mm), very fine. Photo.
1857 | £550
Essays, Proofs and Trials: 1879 Tender, a selection with a range of Perkins Bacon essays imperf. (50 incl. se-tenant multiples), McCorquodale Hooper design 1d. IA (9 incl. a block of 6), 1d. JA, also an undenominated King William IV ''SPECIMEN'' sample stamp in blue, and a selection of 6 'Waterlow & Sons' imprint proofs from the Waterlow archive.
1858 £290
Essays, Proofs and Trials: 1879 Tender: Charles Skipper and East 1d. essays based on the Inland Revenue type but inscribed ''POSTAGE'', a die proof in black on glazed card (35 x 39mm), an imperforate plate proof pair in black on ungummed wove paper, and an imperforate block of four in pale lilac on thin gummed wove paper (lower pair light crease). (3 items). Photo.
1859 | £1500
Essays, Proofs and Trials: 1879 Tender: McCourqodale essays designed by W. Hooper 1d. IA, a complete imperforate sheet of 120 (10 x 12) in carmine-lake on thin ungummed wove paper, watermarked ''J WHATMAN/1871'' in margin at foot, mainly very fine.
1860 | £90
Essays, Proofs and Trials: 1879 Tender: Perkins, Bacon: 1d. dull mauve imperforate upper right corner marginal block of 8 (2 x 4) on ungummed wove paper, top right stamp showing printing variety, lower right stamp with light crease.
1861 | £80
May Date Covers: 1840 (May 13th) complete edition of 'The Bury & Norwich Post, and East Anglian' with Post Office Notices regarding the issue of stamps etc., and discussion of Sunday delivery.
1862 £580
May Date Covers: May 6th: 1840 (May 6th) clean and uncreased entire from London to Romsey, pre-paid in cash and with fine ''Fetter Lane/1py P Paid'' handstamp in black and a very fine ''PAID/6 MY 6/1840'' c.d.s. in red on front, a superb example of cash prepayment on the first day of use of the 1d. black. Photo.
1863 £80
May Date Covers: May 6th: 1840 (May 6th) entire letter from London to Edinburgh, pre-paid in cash on the first day of use of the 1d. black and with London ''C/PAID/6 MY 6/1840'' tombstone in red and indistinct ''LNewport St./1py P Paid'' in black crossed by filing fold. Photo.
1864 £80
May Date Covers: May 6th: 1840 (May 6th) entire from Thrapston to Loughborough, pre-paid in cash with mss. '1' in red and very fine ''THRAPSTON/MY 6/1840'' c.d.s. also in red, refolded and with filing crease, otherwise fine. Photo.
1865 £1600
May Date Covers: May 6th - the first official day of use: 1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet (stereo removed on opening), used 1840 (May 6th, the first official day of use) from Leeds to Newmarket-on-Fergus, clear pale red Maltese Cross and with ''LEEDS/MY 6/1804'' backstamp showing year date error as do the other two Mulready 1d. letter sheets recorded by Jackson on this date, manuscript 'May 6th' at lower left corner and with red boxed ''PAID/MY 7/1840'' on front, some creasing and tears at edges reinforced with hinges but a good example. Ex Herman Herst, Junior, see 'May Dates' by Michael Jackson, page 253. S.G. Spec. ME1, cat. 8,000. Photo.
1866 £1050
May Date Covers: May 6th: 1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A57 (forme 3) used on May 6th 1840, the first Official day of use, within London to Clerkenwell with red Maltese Cross and fine London Chief Office ''PD/MY 6/1840/12NN'' octagonal datestamp on reverse, underpaid and with handstruck ''More to Pay'' in black and manuscript '2' on front, some faults but a fair example, not recorded by Jackson in 'May Dates', where no other underpaid Mulreadys used on the first day are noted. S.G. Spec. ME1, cat. 8,000. Photo.
1867 £21000
May Date Covers: May 6th: 1840 1d. black plate 1a IJ used on May 6th 1840, the first official day of issue, on local London entire letter headed 'Cloak Lane, 6 May 1840', to Fenchurch Street with ''T.P/Queens..'' Receiving House handstamp in black on front and London ''PD/MY 6/6 Ev'' London Chief Office octagonal datestamp on reverse, the adhesive an exceptionally fine early impression tied by neat Maltese Cross in the distinctive red-brown shade of London of early May 1840. A very fine example of this important first day cover. See 'May Dates' by Mike Jackson, page 39. B.P.A. certificate (1983). S.G. Spec. AS1ta, cat. from 50,000. Photo.
1868 | £180
May Date Covers: May 7th: 1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A7 (forme 1) used on May 7th 1840, the 2nd official day of use, from Dartford to Beaconsfield, regretably divided vertically and rejoined but of reasonable appearance and not recorded by Jackson in 'May Dates', also 1d. A15 used on May 27th to London.
1869 £290
May Date Covers: May 7th: 1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A54 (forme 3) used on May 7th 1840, the 2nd Official day of use, from Horsham to Brighton, neat red Maltese Cross and with superb ''HORSHAM/MY 7/1840'' double arc c.d.s. on reverse, some faults but a good example. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1978). Photo.
1870 £1550
May Date Covers: May 8th: 1840 1d. black plate 1a TJ, early impression very fine used with good to very large margins on 1840 (May 8th, the third day of official use) envelope sent locally in London, light neat virtually complete red Maltese Cross and with black ''Bond St. N.O.'' alongside, fine Chief Office ''PD/MY 8/1840/4Eg'' octagonal datestamp on reverse, envelope with seal removed and closed central spike hole, otherwise fine, not recorded by Jackson in 'May Dates'. S.G. Spec. AS2tc, cat. from 3,500. Photo.
1871 £400
May Date Covers: May 9th: 1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A2 (forme 1) used on May 9th 1840 from Farnham to London with attractive carmine-red Maltese Cross, clear ''FARNHAM/MY 9/1840'' 'Traveller' in black and London arrival c.d.s. for May 11th on reverse, small cover tears otherwise fine, not recorded by Jackson in 'May Dates', where only 19 1d. letter sheets are recorded for this date. S.G. Spec. ME1, cat. 950. Photo.
1872 £450
May Date Covers: May 9th: 1840 1d. black plate 2 GA with clear to huge margins except just cut into at right, tied by brownish-red Maltese Cross on 1840 (May 9th) entire from Derby to Nottingham. S.G. Spec. AS15f/td, cat. from 2,250. Photo.
1874 £1400
May Date Covers: May 10th (Sunday): 1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A54 (forme 3) used on May 10th 1840, the first Sunday, from Leamington to Ramsgate, neat red Maltese Cross and with clear light ''LEAMINGTON/MY 10/1840'' c.d.s. on reverse, central vertical filing fold and some other minor cover imperfections but a good example of this rare date, not recorded by Jackson in 'May dates'. S.G. Spec. ME1, cat. 9,000. Photo.
1875 £170
May Date Covers: May 12th: 1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A163 (forme 3) used on May 12th 1840 from London to Lincolnshire and cancelled contrary to regulations at centre right by a neat red Maltese Cross, some soiling and small cover tear at top but a spectacular example. Photo.
1876 £400
May Date Covers: May 13th: 1840 1d. black plate 1a PJ early impression, exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and clear neat deep scarlet shade Maltese Cross on 1840 (May 13th) entire from Cambridge to Westminster, filing creases well clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. AS2tf, cat. 1,500. Photo.
1877 £600
May Date Covers: May 15th: 1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 NH exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross on 1840 (May 15th) entire (lacking left side-flap) with Edinburgh and Falkirk May 15th d.s.'s, filing crease well clear. S.G. Spec. AS16tf. Photo.
1878 £350
May Date Covers: May 16th: 1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: 1840 Mulready envelope A131 (forme 1) used 1840 (May 16th) from Cowes to Barton on Humber with red Maltese Cross and with fine intact red wax seal of the ''ROYAL YACHT/SQUADRON'', cover folds but good appearance and most unusual. Photo.
1879 £1500
May Date Covers: May 16th: 1840 1d. grey-black (moderate wear) plate 1a EK fine with small to good margins and red Maltese Cross leaving profile virtually clear on 1840 (May 16th) mourning entire from London to Manchester, redirected to Buxton on Sunday May 17th with the additional postage pre-paid in cash and with neat ''MANCHESTER/MY 17/1840'' c.d.s. in red on front, an unusual example of redirection on a Sunday. Photo.
1880 £2100
May Date Covers: May 17th (Second Sunday): 1840 1d. black plate 1a ED, a most attractive early impression, exceptionally fine used with full margins and attractive red Maltese Cross on 1840 (May 17th, second Sunday) entire (lacking side flaps) from Edinburgh to Prestonpans with clear ''MAY/C 17 A/1840'' c.d.s. in red on reverse. Ex Alcock. S.G. Spec. AS1tg, cat. 8,000. Photo.
1881 £450
May Date Covers: May 22nd: 1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a LC with clear to good margins except just shaved at top, tied by red Maltese Cross to 1840 (May 22nd) entire from Birmingham to Henley in Arden, then re-addressed to Leamington with the additional postage pre-paid in cash and with very fine oval ''PAID AT/A/STRATFORD'' handstamp in red, the adhesive additionally marked in pen by the Postmaster, backstamped ''BIRMINGHAM/MY22'', ''STRATFORD ON AVON/MY 23'' and ''HENLEY IN ARDEN'' u.d.c., full of character. Photo.
1882 £250
May Date Covers: May 22nd: 1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 DK exceptionally fine used with good even margins and neat red Maltese Cross on 1840 (May 22nd) entire letter from Glasgow to Inverary, the Glasgow datestamp unclear but the letter clearly dated, filing folds well clear. S.G. Spec. AS16th. Photo.
1883 £5000
May Date Covers: May 22nd: 1840 2d. blue plate 1 AC with clear to very large margins, tied by red Maltese Cross to 1840 (May 22nd) entire from Glasgow to London with clear ''GLASGOW/N/22 MAY/1840/E.X.'' and London arrival ''H/25MY25/1840'' c.d.s's on reverse, the adhesive with slight rubbing (possibly unusual plate wear?) at top, a very scarce May useage of the 2d. S.G. Spec. DS5tf., cat. 6,000. Photo.
1884 £650
May Date Covers: May 23rd 1840 1d. black plate 2 ID superb used with good to large even margins and crisp red Maltese Cross on 1840 (May 23rd) entire letter from Manchester to Wigtown. S.G. Spec. AS15th, cat. 1,300. Photo.
1885 £600
May Date Covers: May 24th (Third Sunday): 1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A136 (forme 1), used on May 24th 1840, the third Sunday, from Cheltenham to Oxford with red Maltese Cross, boxed ''No. 7'' Receiving House handstamp and fine ''CHELTENHAM/MY24/1840/C'' double arc c.d.s. in red on front, a little toned but a fine example of this scarce Sunday date. Photo.
1886 £450
May Date Covers: May 27th: 1840 1d. black plate 2 DD exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins and neat red Maltese Cross on 1840 (May 27th) entire letter from Birmingham to Bewdley with fine ''BIRMINGHAM/MY27/1840'' double arc c.d.s. in red on reverse. S.G. Spec. AS15tj. Photo.
1887 £480
May Date Covers: May 28th: 1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a FF, very fine used with good margins and neat upright red Maltese Cross on 1840 (May 28th) local London entire with ''T.P/Grays-Inn'' in black on front. S.G. Spec. AS3tj. Photo.
1888 £280
May Date Covers: May 28th: 1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 NK very fine used with good to large margins and unusually tied by three distinct impressions of a red Maltese Cross on 1840 (May 28th) printed ''MEMORANDUM'' regarding horses sent locally in Newcastle on Tyne with blue ''NEWCASTLE on TYNE/MY 28/1840'' c.d.s. on reverse. S.G. Spec. AS16tj. Photo.
1889 £520
May Date Covers: May 28th: 1840 1d. grey-black (worn) plate 3 AL superb used with good to large margins and most attractive carmine-red Maltese Cross on 1840 (May 28th) entire letter from Aberystwith to Preston with faint black ''ABERYSTWITH'' townstamp on reverse. S.G. Spec. AS21tj. Photo.
1890 £300
May Date Covers: May 28th: 1840 1d. black plate 3 QC exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins and a superb upright strike of a red Maltese Cross on part 1840 (May 28th) entire from Rye to Canterbury. S.G. Spec. AS20tj. Photo.
1891 £350
May Date Covers: May 30th: 1840 1d. black plate 1a BC, an early impression, exceptionally fine used with good margins and neat red Maltese Cross on clean uncreased 1840 (May 30th) entire letter from Edinburgh to Portarlington via Belfast and Dublin, recipients mss. note on front. S.G. Spec. AS2tj, cat. 750. Photo.
1892 £260
May Date Covers: May 30th: 1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a ML exceptionally fine used with large margins and light upright strike of a red Maltese Cross on 1840 (May 30th) entire letter (some cover imperfections well clear of stamp) from Edinburgh to Glasgow. S.G. Spec. AS2tj, cat. 750. Photo.
1893 £500
May Date Covers: May 31st (Fourth Sunday): 1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet (stereo obscured by seal) used on May 31st 1840, the fourth Sunday, from Edinburgh to Stirling with neat red Maltese Cross and very fine Edinburgh ''MAY/+ 31 N/1840'' c.d.s. on reverse, some imperfections but a good example. Photo.
1896 | £1750
1840 1d. selection (32) mostly with full margins incl. DB-DC, DK-DL, FH-FI and OC-OD pairs, MA-MD strip of four (on piece, touched or cut into in places), one pair and two singles with black M.C.'s, the rest cancelled in red, condition varies, mainly of fine appearance, one matched in red. (33).
1897 £1400
1840 1d. black (18) and 2d. blue (6), selection, virtually all with full margins and mainly of fine to exceptionally fine appearance, a very useful group incl. 1d. plate 1b with large margins and distinctive Plymouth Maltese Cross but with reinforced horizontal razor cut at base reinforced, 2d. plate 1 LK with superb upright M.C., NC re-entry, 2d. plate 2 BK with red M.C., SH with 1844-type cancellation, etc., some imperfections. Photo.
1900 | £3500
1840 1d. black ABTL attempted reconstruction missing 111 letterings, rather varied condition but mostly with three or four margins. (129).
1901 £500
Attempted Postal Fraud: 1840 1d. black, a most unusual example with the entire value label cut away, possibly as postal fraud, accepted for postage (against regulations?), and used on 1840 (Sept.) entire letter from Elphin to Dublin with a solid red obliteration, either an over-inked Maltese Cross or a 'cork' cancellation, extraordinary, also an 1853 (Feb.) printed Valentine's ''BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS'' envelope sent from Rawtenstall to Midhurst with a similarly cut 1841 1d. tied by ''501'' numeral. Photo.
1902 £2900
Attempted Postal Fraud: 1841 (Oct.) entire from Dent to Kirby Lonsdale bearing a previously used 1d. black plate 7 ID with margins almost all around, endorsed alongside 'Stamp used before, S.F.' and charged '2' due in manuscript, shows ''Dent/Penny Post'' in black on front, backstamped blue Kendal and Kirby Lonsdale c.d.s's. A fine example of an attempt to defraud the Post Office. Photo.
1903 £130
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a TA attractive with good margins and neat red Maltese Cross, additionally with additional black cancellation, small thin, and plate 5 TH with good margins except touched at upper right clearly cancelled by both red and black Maltese Crosses, some faults but attractive. Photo.
1904 | £650
1840 1d. black plates 1a JK, 1b DE, 2 HI, KE-KF pair, 3 KG, 5 FK, 6 OC, 7 NB, 8 EB, 9 TC and 10 TJ (matched in red), mainly good to fine with clear to good margins (plate 2 HI and plate 10 TJ just touched on one side) and red M.C.'s, plate 1a JK is additionally cancelled by part straight line ''(Char)ing Cro(ss)'' in black, also 2d. ?D with just clear to good margins and black M.C., some imperfections. (14).
1905 | £300
1840 1d. black plates 1b PD, 2 BC, 4 LD, 7 CD and 8 BA, fine to superb looking examples with full margins and red M.C.'s, some imperfections, the Cross on LD has oxidised towards the so-called white M.C. associated with Cirencester, also plate 8 NC with black M.C. on 1841 (Feb.) cover to which it does not belong. (6).
1906 | £320
1840 1d. black plates 1b IK and OI (non-coincident re-entry and retouched ''I''), 2 HF, 3 JD and 6 SH, all with good or large margins except OI just shaved at corner of ''O'' square, IK and SH with black M.C.'s, fine to superb appearance, small faults not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. (5).
1907 | £160
1840 1d. black plate 1b LC, MJ with red M.C.'s, and OE and plate 8 MB with black M.C.'s , all with full margins and of fine appearance, small faults. (4).
1908 | £290
1840 1d. black plates 3 HA, 5 DH, FL and 8 FL, each with good margins on three sides, on separate 184041 entire letters HA is on 1840 (Aug.) E.L. from Clapham Common to Chelmsford Gaol, endorsed 'Missent to Chingford', HA and FL (plate 8) cancelled in red. (4).
1909 | £230
1840 1d. black plates 3 OG, 4 HA, SA and SG cancelled in red, and plate 7 SH with black Maltese Cross leaving profile clear, all with full margins and of fine to very fine appearance, some imperfections not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. (5).
1910 £160
1840 1d. black plate 1a AH, a most attractive early impression with good to very large margins and neat red Maltese Cross leaving profile clear. S.G. Spec. AS1. Photo.
1911 £200
1840 1d. grey-black (moderate wear) plate 1a BL exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins and light neat orange-red shade Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
1912 £130
1840 1d. black plate 1a CG, an unusual 'woolly' impression, fine used with good to large margins and red Maltese Cross on clean 1840 (June) entire letter from London to Whitby. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
1913 £160
1840 1d. black plate 1a CI early impression showing slight signs of plate wear, exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross. B.P.A. certificate (1979). Photo.
1914 £150
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a EA (smudge in ''A'' square) very fine used with good margins and neat brownish-red shade Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS3(e). Photo.
1916 £950
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a FI (double ''F'') with watermark inverted, superb used with wide even margins and a light upright strike of a red Maltese Cross, rare in this quality. S.G. Spec. AS3d, g, cat. 2,250+. Photo.
1917 £140
1840 1d. intense black plate 1a GJ superb used with ample to very large margins and neat virtually complete upright strike of a red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS1. Photo.
1918 £90
1840 1d. grey-black (moderate wear) plate 1a JG very fine used with full margins and neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
1919 £280
1840 1d. grey-black (extreme wear) plate 1a LA superb used with good to large margins and a light neat strike of a bright ruby Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS3ve. Photo.
1920 | £60
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a LI and SF with full margins (LI close at foot) and red Maltese Crosses, small imperfections. S.G. 3, Spec. AS3. Photo.
1921 £80
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a LI, of superb appearance with excellent margins and crisp orange-red shade Maltese Cross, slight imperfection on reverse at lower right corner not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
1922 £90
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a LJ, very fine used with good margins and neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. 3, Spec. AS3. Photo.
1923 £110
1840 1d. intense black plate 1a PA very fine used with good to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS1. Photo.
1924 £110
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a QB very fine used with ample to very large margins and neat red-brown shade Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
1925 £110
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a QJ very fine used with good margins and brownish-orange Maltese Cross on 1840 (Dec.) entire from Glasgow to Dumfries, filing fold well clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
1926 £210
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a RK exceptionally fine used with good margins and a superb strike of a bright red Maltese Cross on 1840 (July) piece with part ''ROCHDALE'' c.d.s., most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
1927 £280
1840 1d. grey-black (extreme wear) plate 1a SD superb used with good even margins and a crisp bright red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
1928 £400
1840 1d. intense black plate 1a TE, a superb used example with good margins and a clear neat strike of a ruby Maltese Cross, very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS1ve. Photo.
1929 £130
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a TE exceptionally fine used with good even margins and a neat upright strike of a red Maltese Cross, small paper stain on reverse at foot, not detracting and most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
1931 £190
1840 1d. intense black plate 1b AK exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and a virtually complete strike of a crusty bright red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS4. Photo.
1932 £1100
1840 1d. black plate 1b BK, a greyish shade, fine unused with ample to good margins. R.P.S. certificate (1982). S.G. 2, Spec. AS5, cat. 4,500. Photo.
1933 £75
1840 1d. black plate 1b CG fine with good margins and slightly overinked red-brown Maltese Cross on 1840 (Oct.) entire leftter from Leith to Glasgow, minor cover stain well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1934 £130
1840 1d. black plate 1b CI-CJ pair very fine and most attractive with ample to large margins and very light red Maltese Crosses leaving profiles clear, CI with tiny corner crease mainly confined to margin at upper left. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1935 £180
1840 1d. intense black plate 1b CJ superb used with good to very large margins and tied by neat red Maltese Cross on 1841 (Feb. 4th) entire letter from Edinburgh, filing folds well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS4. Photo.
1936 £130
1840 1d. black plate 1b DA, a greyish shade showing slight plate wear, exceptionally fine used with large margins and neat black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1937 £420
1840 1d. black plate 1b ND (retouched ''N'') with watermark inverted, exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins showing part of NC, neat black Maltese Cross, a very scarce variety in this quality. S.G. Spec. AS5d,l, cat. 1,000+. Photo.
1938 £220
1840 1d. black plate 1b DB fine used with good to very large margins showing part of CB at top, tied by red-brown shade Maltetse Cross to uncreased 1840 (Dec. 31st) entire letter from Bradford to South Cave. S.G. Spec. AS5k. Photo.
1939 £90
1840 1d. black plate 1b EE of exceptional appearance with large margins and almost complete red-brown shade Maltese Cross, faint vertical crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1940 £100
1840 1d. black plate 1b EE exceptionally fine used with wide margins and most attractive red Maltese Cross on 1840 (July) local Edinburgh entire letter, filing folds not affecting adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1941 £150
1840 1d. black plate 1b GF (recut left side-line), a greyish shade, very fine used with large to very large margins showing part of GE at left, and light red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5h. Photo.
1942 £140
1840 1d. black plate 1b HE exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1943 £150
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1b JA (re-entry) very fine used with good margins and bright red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5var. Photo.
1944 £180
1840 1d. black plate 1b JC (non-coincident re-entry and recut and enlarge letters), exceptionally fine used with good to large margins, placed upside down and tied by clear neat red Maltese Cross to 1840 (Sept.) entire (lacking side flaps) from London to Glasgow. Ex Minimus. S.G. Spec. AS5c. Photo.
1945 £180
1840 1d. black plate 1b JC (non coincident re-entry showing recut and enlarged letters), very fine used with ample to large margins and light red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Aug.) entire letter from Farringdon to Bourton on the Water with matching ''FARRINGDON/AU14/1840'' c.d.s. alongside adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS5c. Photo.
1946 £250
1840 1d. black plate 1b JF (strong horizontal guide line in ''J'' square), an exceptionally fine used example with very large even margins and a superb almost complete black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1947 £240
1840 1d. black plate 1b LE superb used with large margins and a clear, light virtually complete strike of a red Maltese Cromss, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1948 £140
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 1b LH exceptionally fine used with large even margins and light black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5var. Photo.
1949 £120
1840 1d. black plate 1b LI very fine used with good to very large margins and two very light distinct strikes of a red Maltese Cross on clean and uncreased 1840 (July) entire letter from Stony Stratford to Towcaster, tiny black ink spot on Queen's forehead. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1951 £160
1840 1d. black plate 1b ML of exceptional appearance with very large even margins and neat almost complete red Maltese Cross, just a slight trace of ironed creasing and tiny split confined to margin at upper right, not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1952 £220
1840 1d. black plate 1b NB-OB scarce vertical pair (NB burr rub) fine used with ample to very large margins (folded in margin between prior to application), placed sideways and tied by light red Maltese Crosses to clean 1840 (Aug.) entire letter from Stalybridge to 'Alkrington Hall, near Manchester' with straight-line ''STALEYBRIDGE'' in black on front. S.G. Spec. AS5/g. Photo.
1953 £80
1840 1d. black plate 1b NB very fine used with good to very large margins and light red Maltese Cross, on part 1840 (Nov.) cover from Glasgow to Dundee. Photo.
1954 £160
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 1b OA (original re-entry) showing plate wear, exceptionally fine used with large margins and very light red Maltese Cross, matched with a full margined red (small faults). S.G. Spec. AS5a & 6a. Photo.
1955 £250
1840 1d. black plate 1b PB (original re-entry), an exceptionally fine used example with very large even margins and bold black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5a. Photo.
1956 £550
1840 1d. black plate 1b PH exceptionally fine used with good even margins and with a clear light strike of the ruby Maltese Cross of Aberdeen on clean uncreased 1840 (July) entire to Buckie. Ex Minimus. S.G. Spec. AS5ve, cat. 1,800. Photo.
1957 £120
1840 1d. black plate 1b PI very fine used with good to large margins and very light red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1958 £80
1840 1d. black plate 1b PL very fine used with good margins and neat doubly struck red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1959 £130
1840 1d. black plate 1b QI exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and light neat reddish-brown shade Maltese Cross, small natural paper flaw above first ''N'' of ''PENNY'' and unusual printing ink smudge at lower left. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1960 £130
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1b QL (non coincident re-entry) showing moderate wear, exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and light neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5b, var. Photo.
1961 £300
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1b QL (non coincident re-entry) showing considerable wear, very fine used with good to large margins and neat black Maltese Cross, a most unusual example of this plate in a shade usually associated with plate 1a, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS5b, var. Photo.
1962 £170
1840 1d. black plate 1b SG exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins and bright red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
1963 £210
1840 1d. black plate 2, six examples FC, IG, IH, MD, MI and QG used together on piece with red M.C.'s, all with good margins on three sides, QG with small surface fault, good appearance. Photo.
1964 £48
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 2 AH fine used with good margins and neat red Maltese Crosts, tiny corner crease at upper left confined to margin. S.G. Spec. AS16. Photo.
1966 | £95
1840 1d. black plate 2 BJ and OB greyish shades with full margins and red M.C.'s, BJ faintly toned and OB with slight corner crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine.
1967 £100
1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 BK showing plate wear, very fine used with good margins and neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS16. Photo.
1968 £190
1840 1d. black plate 2 CF exceptionally fine used and tied by superb red Maltese Cross to 1840 (June 2nd) mourning entire letter from Paddington to Walworth showing ''PADDINGTON/MG/JU 2/1840'' Country Sorting Office c.d.s. in black on reverse. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
1969 £80
1840 1d. black plate 2 HL (re-entry), most attractive with good to very large margins and neat red Maltese Cross, slight corner creasing at lower left not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS15a. Photo.
1970 £250
1840 1d. black plate 2 IA (no ray flaws), showing slight plate wear, very fine used with very large even margins and scarce with black Maltese Cross, matched with a fine, good to enormous margined red with neat almost complete black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS15f,m, 18f. Photo.
1971 £150
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 2 IK very fine used with good to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS16. Photo.
1972 £100
1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 JA (constant variety) most attractive with good to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross, faint corner crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS16k. Photo.
1974 £250
1840 1d. black plate 2 KA fine used with good to enormous margins showing part of JA at top, very scarce with neat almost complete black Maltese Cross, just a trifle toned. S.G. Spec. AS15m. Photo.
1975 £190
1840 1d. black plate 2 KD-KE pair (KE double ''E''), most attractive with good to large margins and neat red Maltese Crosses, KD possibly with filled thin spots on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
1978 £420
1840 1d. black plate 2 ML with good margins except just touched at one point, tied by a 'water-bound' pale magenta Maltese Cross of Glasgow to 1840 (Nov.) entire to Edinburgh, two strikes of boxed ''14'' Receiving House handstamp in blue on reverse, a little soiled. S.G. Spec. AS15vd, cat. 4,000. Photo.
1979 £70
1840 1d. black plate 2 NC (burr rubbs), fine used with good margins and red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS15e. Photo.
1980 £90
1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 NC (burr rubb) fine used with good to very large margins and red Maltese Cross on uncreased 1840 (Sept.) entire from London to Monmouth, black ink mark at top right corner of cover, clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS16e. Photo.
1981 £80
1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 ND fine used with ample to large marginas and neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS16. Photo.
1982 £150
1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 NF showing plate wear, very fine used with good to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS16. Photo.
1983 £100
1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 NK very fine used with ample to large margins and very light red-brown Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS16. Photo.
1984 £70
1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 PG attractive with good to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross, slight crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS16. Photo.
1985 £450
1840 1d. black plate 2 RC very fine used with large to very large margins and tied by clear black Maltese Cross on neat 1841 (March) envelope from Edinburgh to Boness with superb ''BONESS/MR 19/1841'' boxed datestamp on front, most attractive and very scarce. Ex Minimus. S.G. Spec. AS15m. Photo.
1986 | £800
1840 1d. black plate 2 SA-SL reconstructed row, all showing the shifted upper transfer, SA re-entry and SK burr rub at right, all with full margins except SJ just touched at top, and all cancelled in red, some imperfections but mostly fine to very fine appearance, also the matching red printings (less SF, SI and SL), three or four margined examples in rather more varied condition. S.G. Spec. AS15/a/b/e, AS18a/b/e, cat. 5,040.
1987 £50
1840 1d. black plate 2 SH (upper transfer shift) with good margins and scarce with black Maltese Cross, small thin, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS15m, cat. 500. Photo.
1988 £290
1840 1d. intense black plate 2 TE very fine used with good to very large margins and tied to clean uncreased 1840 (Aug.) entire letter from Offord to Lynn by a double strike of an attractive red Maltese Cross and with matching ''BUCKDEN/59'' mileage mark, exceptional. S.G. Spec. AS14. Photo.
1989 £230
1840 1d. grey-black (worn) plate 3 AK very fine used with good to very large margins and light red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Sept.) entire letter from Liskeard to Tendring Rectory, Colchester, indistinct ''LISKEARD/SE 29/1840'' c.d.s. in black alongside adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS21. Photo.
1990 £140
1840 1d. black plate 3 CE most attractive with good to large even margins and neat red Maltese Cross leaving profile clear, a trifle toned on reverse not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
1991 £170
1840 1d. black plate 3 EH showing slight wear exceptionally fine used with good to large even margins and neat upright strike of a red Maltese Crooss on clean and uncreased 1840 (July) entire letter from Halifax to Preston, spike hole reinforcement at lower right, well clear of adhesive. Ex Minimus. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
1992 £130
1840 1d. grey-black (worn) plate 3 FG exceptionally fine used with good margins and light neat red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS21. Photo.
1993 £110
1840 1d. grey-black (worn) plate 3 GB very fine used with good to large margins and light black Maltese Cross, on small piece with faint ''IRONBRIDGE'' c.d.s. alongside. S.G. Spec. AS21. Photo.
1994 £120
1840 1d. black plate 3 HC very fine used with ample to good margins and neat deep red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
1995 £290
1840 1d. grey-black (worn) plate 3 HJ exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins and tied by superb red Maltese Cross to 1840 (July) local Edinburgh entire (lacking side flaps). Ex Minimus. S.G. Spec. AS21. Photo.
1996 £75
1840 1d. black plate 3 JG fine used with ample to good margins and neat orange-red shade Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
1997 £120
1840 1d. black plate 3 KE fine used with good to large margins and black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
1998 £220
1840 1d. grey-black (worn) plate 3 MH exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins and neat red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS21. Photo.
1999 £140
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 3 MI very fine used with good margins and neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS21. Photo.
2000 £110
1840 1d. black plate 3 NE exceptionally fine used with good margins and neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
2001 £200
1840 1d. grey-black (worn) plate 3 NE exceptionally fine used with good margins and attractive almost ruby shade Maltese Cross on 1840 (Aug.) local Edinburgh entire letter, recipients mss. note on front, clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS21. Photo.
2002 £130
1840 1d. grey-black plate 3 NG very fine used with good margins and exceptional light neat virtually complete strike of a red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS21. Photo.
2003 £1000
1840 1d. black plate 3 OC with good to very large margins, tied to 1840 (Dec.) local entire letter from Handsworth to Birmingham by framed type ''PYP/No. 15'' of Handsworth in blue and almost solid bright red Maltese Cross, the adhesive creased prior to use not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and very scarce. R.P.S. certificate (1979). Photo.
2004 £80
1840 1d. black plate 3 OE very fine used with good margins and red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
2005 £170
1840 1d. grey-black (worn) plate 3 PE (small loop to ''P''), very fine used with good margins and almost complete red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS21a. Photo.
2006 £900
1840 1d. black plate 3 QG-QL strip of six most attractive with superb rusty-red shade Maltese Crosses, good margins except QH & QL a little cut into at foot, scissor cuts (clear of stamps) in margins between QG-QH and QH-QI. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
2007 £100
1840 1d. grey-black plate 3 RG very fine used with good to large margins and light red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS21. Photo.
2008 £85
1840 1d. grey-black (worn) plate 3 RG fine used with good margins and black Maltese Cross on piece. S.G. Spec. AS21. Photo.
2009 £210
1840 1d. grey-black (worn) plate 3 SD very fine used with good margins and very light neat centrally struck upright red Maltese Cross on (not tied but obviously belongs) 1840 (July) printed letter sheet from an Insurance Broker in London to Kingsbridge in Devon, clean and uncreased. S.G. Spec. AS21. Photo.
2010 £130
1840 1d. black plate 4 AL very fine used with good to very large margins and light red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
2011 £450
1840 1d. black plate 4 CG fine used with clear to good margins and tied by both ''DONCASTER/NO 15/1840'' c.d.s. in black and red Maltese Cross on entire letter to Brighton via London, unfortunately a piece approx 1'' square has been cut from the lower left corner of the cover, otherwise fine and most unusual. Photo.
2012 £160
1840 1d. black plate 4 CH, a most unusual 'woolly' shade, exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and neat upright strike of a bright red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS23var. Photo.
2013 £120
1840 1d. black plate 4 EA fine used with ample to very large margins and black Maltese Cross on 1841 (May) entire to Norwich with faint 'Coltishall/Penny Post' in red on front, filing folds well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
2014 £150
1840 1d. black plate 4 EF very fine used with ample to good margins and two distinct strikes of a red Maltese Cross leaving profile clear on 1840 (Nov.) entire (part of one flap missing) from Edinburgh to Arbroath, filing folds well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
2015 £160
1840 1d. black plate 4 EL exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and most attractive red Maltese Cross on 1840 (June) entire letter from London to Bewdley, filing crease well clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
2016 £200
1840 1d. black plate 4 GJ very fine used with large margins and black Maltese Cross on 1841 (May) entire from Glasgow to Greenock. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
2017 £400
1840 1d. intense black plate 4 GK exceptionally fine used with large margins and virtually complete blood red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS22. Photo.
2018 £60
1840 1d. black plate 4 IA very fine used with good to very large margins and slightly oily red Maltese Cross, faint horizontal bend. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
2019 £170
1840 1d. black plate 4 JK exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins showing part of IK at top, bright red Maltese Cross leaving profile clear. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
2020 £120
1840 1d. black plate 4 KF very fine used with good margins and attractive red Maltese Cross on 1840 (July) entire from Bishops Waltham to London with legible strike of ''BISHOPS WALTHAM/JY13/1840'' c.d.s. in black on front, reinforced spike hole well clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
2021 £120
1840 1d. black plate 4 KK very fine used with good to large margins and rusty-red shade Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
2022 £70
1840 1d. black plate 4 LA fine used with ample to good margins and brown-red shade Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
2023 £150
1840 1d. black plate 4 LB of superb appearance with large margins and neat bright red Maltese Crofss, faint crease at base not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
2024 £190
1840 1d. black plate 4 MB fine used with ample to large margins and deep red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Oct.) entire letter from St. Austell to Plymouth with ''ST AUSTELL'' double arc c.d.s. on front, filing folds well clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
2025 £85
1840 1d. black plate 4 MH very fine used with wide margins and light red-brown shade Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
2026 £110
1840 1d. intense black plate 4 ML very fine used with good to huge margins and red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS22. Photo.
2027 £60
1840 1d. black plate 4 NG very fine used with light red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
2028 £130
1840 1d. black plate 4 NJ exceptionally fine used with good even margins and upright strike of a bright red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
2029 £300
1840 1d. black plate 4 OB, a greyish shade, very fine used with large margins and a clear light strike of a brown Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23vi, cat. 1,500. Photo.
2030 £70
1840 1d. black plate 4 OE very fine used with good to large margins and neat red-brown shade Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
2031 £80
1840 1d. black plate 4 OI very fine used with good margins and light neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
2032 £100
1840 1d. black plate 4 PD very fine used with good margins and light red Maltese Cross on small piece. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
2033 £130
1840 1d. intense black plate 4 PF exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and light red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS22. Photo.
2034 £210
1840 1d. black plate 4 PJ superb used with good margins and tied by light strike of the Aberdeen ruby Maltese Cross leaving profile clear on large part 1840 (Aug.) entire to Edinburgh, light strike of boxed ''No. 1'' Receiving House handstamp in black below stamp. S.G. Spec. AS23ve. Photo.
2036 £160
1840 1d. black plate 4 SI superb with good margins and a clear light strike of an orange-red shade Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23var. Photo.
2038 £150
1840 1d. black plate 4 SL very fine used with good to large margins and crisp black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
2039 £130
1840 1d. black plate 4 TI exceptionally fine used with good margins and a light virtually complete upright central strike of a yellowish-brown shade Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
2040 £80
1840 1d. black plate 5 AD very fine with good margins and light red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
2041 £320
1840 1d. black plate 5 CB state 3 following the 2nd repair, fine used with good margins and red Maltese Cross on 1841 (Jan.) entire from London to Basingstoke, very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS29. Photo.
2042 £190
1840 1d. black plate 5 CD very fine used with good margins and neat red-brown Maltese Cross on 1840 (Sept.) entire from Halifax to Manchester. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
2044 £95
1840 1d. black plate 5 FC fine used with good margins and attractive red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
2045 £120
1840 1d. black plate 5 IA very fine used with ample to good margins and red-brown shade Maltese Cross leaving profile almost clear on 1841 (Feb. 8th) envelope from London to Brighton with matching ''T.P/Blackheath SE'' on front, slight cover staining at edges well clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
2046 £1050
1840 1d. intense black plate 5 JE exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and vivid orange-vermilion shade Maltese Cross on 1840 (June) entire from Glasgow to London with matching boxed ''36'' Glasgow Receiving House handstamp on reverse. S.G. Spec. AS24. Photo.
2047 £220
1840 1d. black plate 5 LD superb used with good to large even margins and neat virtually complete black Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
2048 £180
1840 1d. black plate 5 NA (retouched ''N'') fine used with good margins and red Maltese Cross on 1841 (Jan.) entire letter from Glasgow to London, filing crease well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS25c. Photo.
2050 £150
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 5 PB state 1 showing plate wear, fine with good margins and doubly struck pale, rather dirty red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Dec.) part entire from Chelmsford to Saxmunham. S.G. Spec. AS25.
2051 £280
1840 1d. black plate 5 QC (constant variety) state 1, superb used with good margins and most attractive neat red Maltese Cross on piece with matching ''PERSHORE/NO 9/1840' c.d.s. alongside. S.G. Spec. AS25d. Photo.
2052 £1400
1840 1d. black plate 5 QF (constant variety) with clear to good margins except just touched at lower right corner, tied by horizontal and vertical strikes of oily red ''Jarrow/Penny Post'' to 1841 (?, last figure of year obscured by wax seal) (Feb.) entire letter to Hebburn, minor cover imperfections, very rare. R.P.S. certificate (1979). S.G. Spec. AS25d/yb, cat. 7,500. Photo.
2053 £75
1840 1d. intense black plate 5 RE fine with good to large margins and a rather dirty red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS24. Photo.
2054 | £200
1840 1d. black plate 5 SF with good margins and tied by two light clear red Maltese Crosses on 1841 (May 11th) entire letter from Southport to Ashton under Lyme, an abnormal late use of red ink for cancellation in England, some imperfections but scarce.
2055 £150
1840 1d. intense black plate 5 SJ fine used with good to large margins and red Maltese Cross on 1841 (Jan.) entire from Kettle to Cupar, vertical filing crease well clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. AS24. Photo.
2056 £130
1840 1d. black plate 5 SL exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins and very light red Maltese Cross leaving profile virtually clear, shows marginal watermark lines at right, tiny and trivial crease confined to margin at upper right corner, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo..
2057 £110
1840 1d. black plate 5 TE very fine used with large to very large margins and black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
2058 £140
1840 1d. black plate 5 TJ very fine used with good to very large margins and an upright strike of an orange-red shade Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
2059 £300
1840 1d. black plate 6 AA, a huge example of superb appearance with almost complete centrally struck red Maltese Cross, just a trace of faint ironed out vertical crease not detracting. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
2060 £200
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 6 AA very fine used with good to large even margins and neat black Maltese Cross on 1841 (April) entire letter from Alston to Hexham with ''ALSTON'' u.d.c. in black on reverse, filing fold well clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
2061 £85
1840 1d. black plate 6 AB very fine used with ample to good margins and light red Maltese Cross on large part 1840 (Oct.) entire to Norwich. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
2062 £320
1840 1d. intense black plate 6 CI exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross on clean and uncreased 1840 (Aug.) entire letter from London to Beverley. S.G. Spec. AS40. Photo.
2063 £85
1840 1d. black plate 6 EA exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and light red-brown Maltese Cross on small piece. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
2064 £1500
1840 1d. black plate 6 EI very fine with good to large margins and a clear light strike of a 'water-bound' magenta Maltese Cross of Glasgow on 1840 (Oct.) piece. S.G. Spec. AS41vd. Photo.
2065 £140
1840 1d. black plate 6 FE exceptionally fine used with good even margins and neat red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
2066 £85
1840 1d. black plate 6 FG fine used with good to large margins and light red Maltese Cross, slight trace of a crease in margin at top. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
2067 £230
1840 1d. black plate 6 GD superb used on piece with good even margins, tied by a crisp upright strike of a red Maltese Cross to piece with matching ''REDDITCH'' u.d.c., most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
2068 £110
1840 1d. black plate 6 GK fine used with good to large margins and almost 'Indian red' shade Maltese Cross on 1841 (Jan.) entire letter from Hawick to Edinburgh, a little soiled at top and cover tear well clear. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
2069 £180
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 6 HF superb with crisp black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41var. Photo.
2070 £190
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 6 HF, another superb example with virtually complete black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41var. Photo.
2071 £140
1840 1d. black plate 6 JA fine used with good margins, placed sideways and tied by red Maltese Cross to 1840 (Dec.) entire from Taunton to Bardon with ''TAUNTON/DE21/1840'' c.d.s. in black on front and handstruck ''Too Late'' on reverse. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
2073 £130
1840 1d. black plate 6 JB and JH used together on large part 1840 (Nov.) entire from Warminster to London, JB very fine with good even margins, JH just shaved at right, otherwise fine, light red Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
2075 £290
1840 1d. black plate 6 JF fine used with small to large margins and a neat strike of the ''466'' 1844-type numeral of Liverpool in black on small piece. Ex Daisy. Brandon certificate (1998). S.G. Spec. AS41za, cat. 900. Photo.
2076 £120
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 6 KI showing plate wear, fine with good margins and slightly overinked black Maltese Cross on 1841 (Sept.) entire from Ilkley to London showing on reverse 'Ilkley/Penny Post' in red and superb ''OTLEY/SP 9/1841'' double arc c.d.s. in green across flap. S.G. Spec. AS41var. Photo.
2077 £130
1840 1d. black plate 6 MF-NF vertical pair with clear to large margins except MF just shaved at top of NE square, deep red-brown shade M.C.'s, slight creasing and NF with tiny split at foot, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
2078 £140
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 6 NI very fine used with good to large even margins and almost complete black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41var. Photo.
2079 £100
1840 1d. black plate 6 NI on thinner paper, very fine used with ample to good margins and neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
2080 £110
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 6 OF on thinner paper, fine used with good even margins and black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41var. Photo.
2081 £95
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 6 OJ showing plate wear, very fine used with good to very large margins and black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41var. Photo.
2082 £380
1840 1d. black plate 6 OJ placed sideways on 1841 (March) envelope to Bawtry, redirected to Ollerton with plate 10 AJ, both adhesive with clear to good margins except AJ just touched at lower right, black Maltese Crosses, backstamped at Dewsbury (March 3rd) and Rotherham (March 5th) and with ''PICKHILL'' u.d.c. in black (slightly pencil assisted) on front, full of character. S.G. Spec. AS41 & 66. Photo.
2083 £150
1840 1d. black plate 6 PC exceptionally fine used with good margins and a superb almost complete strike of a black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
2084 £170
1840 1d. black plate 6 RK-RL pair with just clear to good margins almost all around and light red M.C.'s on 1840 (Nov.) envelope from Boston to Castle Bellingham, ''BOSTON/MO21/1840'' double arc c.d.s. on front with recipients mss. note of arrival. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
2085 £120
1840 1d. black plate 6 SA very fine used with ample to good margins and light red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Oct.) entire from Rotherham to Manchester. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
2086 £130
1840 1d. black plate 6 SG exceptionally fine used with good even margins and a light strike of a ruby Maltese Cross leaving profile clear, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS41ve. Photo.
2087 £130
1840 1d. intense black plate 6 TJ with good margins and indistinctly cancelled in red on 1840 (Sept.) envelope with scarce handstruck ''CAIRNDOW'' in red-brown on reverse, adhesive with faint enclosure bend. S.G. Spec. AS40. Photo.
2088 £80
1840 1d. black plate 7 AI fine used with good to large margins and red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
2089 £190
1840 1d. black plate 7 BG very fine used with good to very large margins and attractive red Maltese Cross on small neat and uncreased 1840 (Sept.) envelope from Fairford to Bisley, Gloucestershire, just a slight trace of ageing at edges of margins. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
2090 £95
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 7 EG with good to very large even margins and a superb strike of a vivid carmine-red shade Maltese Cross, small corner crease mainly in margin at upper left, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS45. Photo.
2091 £100
1840 1d. black plate 7 EL very fine used with good margins and neat red-brown Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
2092 £110
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 7 HA very fine used with large even margins and light black Maltese Cross, small natural paper wrinkle at right. S.G. Spec. AS45. Photo.
2093 £90
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 7 IL, fine used with good to large margins and brownish Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS45. Photo.
2094 £95
1840 1d. black plate 7 JI very fine used with ample to good margins and light red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Oct.) large part entire from Cambridge to Brosely. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
2095 £200
1840 1d. black plate 7 KL on experimental thin paper, exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and neat almost complete black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS44c. Photo.
2097 £190
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 7 MG-MH pair on experimental thin paper, fine used with good to large margins and slightly oily red Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. AS45c. Photo.
2098 £210
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 7 MH on experimental thin paper, exceptionally fine used with good even margins and neat red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS45c. Photo.
2099 £140
1840 1d. black plate 7 RK superb with good to large margins and clear neat red Maltese Cross, faint bends. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
2100 £50
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 7 SC fine used with good margins and an upright strike of black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS45. Photo.
2101 £120
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 7 SK exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and clear light red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS45. Photo.
2102 £120
1840 1d. black plate 7 TG exceptionally fine used with good to large even margins and neat upright strike of a red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS45. Photo.
2103 | £150
1840 1d. black plate 8 AB and CD full margined examples with black M.C.'s on separate 1841 (April and May) entires, filing folds clear of adhesives. S.G. Spec. AS47.
2104 £110
1840 1d. black plate 8 BC exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and neat light red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
2105 £170
1840 1d. black plate 8 BI very fine used with good to large margins and red Maltese Cross on 1841 (Feb. 10th) envelope from Manchester to Nottingham, on what should have been the first day of general use of black ink for cancellations, ''MANCHESTER/FE 10/1841'' c.d.s. in same colour on reverse, envelope a little soiled and slight creases. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
2106 £120
1840 1d. black plate 8 DL (re-entry) fine used with good margins and neat black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS46a. Photo.
2107 £350
1840 1d. black plate 8 FK fine used with good to large margins and black Maltese Cross on 1841 (March) printed Auction Notice from Doncaster to London with ''DONCASTER/MA22/1841'' c.d.s. alongside, filing folds well clear of adhesive, most unusual. Photo.
2108 £600
1840 1d. black plate 8 GA very fine used with good margins and tied solely by light ''Amlwych/Penny Post'' handstamp in red to small piece. S.G. Spec. AS46yb, cat. 3,500. Photo.
2109 £75
1840 1d. black plate 8 GH of exceptional appearance with good to very large margins and neat red Maltese Cross, pinhole on neck from removal of tiny paper flaw, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
2110 £120
1840 1d. black plate 8 HE state 2 without ''O'' flaw, with good to large margins and black Maltese Cross, small faults not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS48, cat. 525. Photo.
2111 £190
1840 1d. intense black plate 8 HI very fine used with good margins and attractive red Maltese Cross on 1841 (Feb. 10th) entire from Kidderminster to Leicester, on what should have been the first day of general use of black ink for cancellations, ''KIDDERMINSTER/FE 10/1841'' c.d.s. in black on front, filing fold well clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
2112 £100
1840 1d. black plate 8 IF fine used and most attractive with good margins and red Maltese Cross leaving profile almost clear, trivial corner bend not detracting. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
2113 £120
1840 1d. black plate 8 LA fine with good margins and a light clear strike of the distinctive Maltese Cross of Perth in black. Photo.
2114 £120
1840 1d. black plate 8 NA on thin paper, very fine used with good to very large margins showing parts of two adjoining stamps, yellowish-brown shade Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS46e. Photo.
2115 £100
1840 1d. black plate 8 OD fine used with good margins and light neat red Maltese oCross on 1840 (Sept.) entire (lacking side-flaps) from London to Durham, filing fold well clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
2117 £75
1840 1d. black plate 8 SI fine used with good margins and red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
2118 | £120
1840 1d. black plate 8 TD and TJ (re-entry) both most attractive with good margins and light neat red Maltese Cross, TD small slight crease at upper right corner not detracting from appearance, TJ with small repaired tear at upper left, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS46/a.
2121 £170
1840 1d. black plate 9 EE, a greyish shade, very fine used with good margins and neat black Maltese Cross on 1841 (Feb.) entire letter from London to Warwick, filing fold well clear of adhesive. Ex Minimus. S.G. Spec. AS56. Photo.
2122 £180
1840 1d. black plate 9 ID on thin paper, exceptionally fine used with good to large even margins and black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS56f. Photo.
2123 £100
1840 1d. black plate 9 QK matched in red, both fine with good margins and black Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. AS56 & 57. Photo.
2124 £140
1840 1d. grey-black plate 10 JJ very fine used with good to very large margins and black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS67. Photo.
2125 £290
1840 1d. black plate 10 KB (without ''O'' flaw and ''B'' faint) exceptionally fine used with good margins and neat black Maltese Cross, very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS66a. Photo.
2127 £350
1840 1d. grey-black plate 10 QK very fine used with good even margins and neat black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS67. Photo.
2128 £140
1840 1d. grey-black plate 10 RJ (long-tailed ''R'') of exceptional appearance with good to large margins and almost complete black Maltese Cross, faint vertical crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS67c. Photo.
2129 £350
1840 1d. black plate 10 SD fine used with clear to good margins (a little ragged at right), tied by neat black Maltese Cross to clean and uncreased 1841 (March) entire from Windsor to Modbury with ''WINDSOR/MA 2/1841'' double arc c.d.s. (partly assisted) on front, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS67, cat. 1,100. Photo.
2130 | £140
1840 2d. blue plates 1 LI, 2KI and SK, all with full margins, some imperfections, LI with rather heavy oily red M.C., KI and SK cancelled in black. (3).
2131 £350
1840 2d. blue plate 1 AE-AF very fine and most attractive pair with clear to good margins and neat red Maltese Crossnes on piece, a bright shade with AF showimh plate wear at upper left. Photo.
2132 £550
1840 2d. blue plate 1 AJ-AL strip of three (AJ and AK showing shifted basal transfers and AL double ''L''), good to very large margins and black Maltese Crosses, faint creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DS5/c,j. Photo.
2133 £140
1840 2d. steel-blue plate 1 BF with clear to good margins virtually all around and with English 1844-type cancellation in black. Holcombe certificate (1995). S.G. Spec. DS4xc, cat. 1,250. Photo.
2134 £190
1840 2d. bright blue plate 1 DC very fine used with good margins and light red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. DS6A. Photo.
2135 £600
1840 2d. blue plate 1 DD-DF strip of three very fine used with ample to good margins and light neat black Maltese Crosses leaving DF with clear profile. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
2136 £2500
1840 2d. steel-blue plate 1 FA-FC strip of three (FB and FC both showing double ''F''), superb used with good to large even margins and clear crisp Scots Maltese Crosses in black, most attractive and rare. S.G. Spec. DS4/j. Photo.
2137 £200
1840 2d. pale blue plate 1 FE fine used with good margins and light red Maltese Cross. R.P.S. certificate (1979). S.G. 6, Spec. DS6. Photo.
2138 £1500
1840 2d. blue plate 1 HH, HI and HK tied by clear neat black Maltese Crosses to 1842 (March) entire from Caxton to London withe ''CAXTON/MR29/1840'' double arc c.d.s. in black on front, adhesives with clear to good margins except HH just shaved at foot, otherwise fine and most attractive. Photo.
2139 | £130
1840 2d. blue plate 1 HI, a greenish shade, and LD showing slight plate wear, both attractive with full margins and red M.C.'s, small faults not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DS5.
2141 £170
1840 2d. blue plate 1 JC very fine used with good to large margins and neat orange-red shade Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
2142 £300
1840 2d. blue plate 1 JJ-JK pair showing slight plate wear, very fine used with good to large even margins and red Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
2143 £1700
1840 2d. blue plate 1 LD-LI-MD-ME irregular block of eight, used on piece with black Maltese Crosses, good margins except LE and LF just shaved or touched at top, LH with vertical crease and horizontal crease mainly in margin between LD-LE and MD-ME, not detracting from appearance, an unusual and very scarce multiple. S.G. 5, Spec. DS5, cat. 13,500 (as a block of four and two pairs). Photo.
2144 £800
1840 2d. deep full blue plate 1 LF-LH strip of three showing slight plate wear, very fine used with ample to good margins and light black Maltese Crosses, small scissor cut in margin at foot between LF and LG. S.G. Spec. DS1. Photo.
2145 £920
1840 2d. pale blue plate 1 OG-OK attractive strip of five showing plate wear, clear to good margins and neat red Maltese Crosses, thin at top of OJ-OK and some other imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DS6. Photo.
2146 £680
1840 2d. milky-blue plate 1 OK (shifted upper transfer) showing slight plate wear, exceptionally fine used with good to large even margins and virtually complete upright strike of a black Maltese Cross, very scarce. S.G. Spec. DS3d, cat. 1,250+. Photo.
2147 £600
1840 2d. blue plate 1 PA-PD strip of four apparently used to pay the 8d. rate by private ship to U.S.A. on part 1843 (Jan 27th) entire from Dungiven to New Jersey with ''SHIP LETTER/JA 31/43/LIVERPOOL'' on reverse, red ''NEW YORK/SHIP/MAR/5'' c.d.s. on front, adhesives with just clear to good margins virtually all around, a little soiled along top, manuscript '8' in black indicating sent as unpaid but as the cover is incomplete it is not possible to tell if this was the case, sold 'as is'. Photo.
2148 £620
1840 2d. blue plate 1 PH unmounted mint, good margins except just touched at upper left corner, horizontal crease at top barely detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and of excellent colour, guarantee handstamp on gum. B.P.A. certificate (1980) for OH-PH pair. S.G. 5, cat. 10,000. Photo.
2149 £190
1840 2d. blue plate 1 PI (lower left corner lines recut), a 'cold' shade, very fine used with good even margins and light black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. DS5g. Photo.
2150 £160
1840 2d. pale blue plate 1 PK attractive with good margins and neat red-brown Maltese Cross, just a trifle soiled and trace of a slight crease. S.G. Spec. DS6.
2151 £550
1840 2d. blue plate 1 QB with good margins and ruby Maltese Cross, ironed creasing, otherwise fine. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1980). S.G. Spec. DS5uf, cat. 3,000. Photo.
2152 £620
1840 2d. blue plate 1 RE very fine used with ample to good margins and neat light strike of a ruby Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. DS5uf, cat. 3,000. Photo.
2154 £190
1840 2d. blue plate 1 TG-TH pair with good margins and black Maltese Crosses, slight creasing, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DS5, cat. 1,250. Photo.
2156 £170
1840 2d. blue plate 2 BB most attractive with good to large margins and light red Maltese Crossc, crease at lower left not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1979). S.G. Spec. DS8f, cat. 850. Photo.
2157 £170
1840 2d. pale blue plate 2 CG fine with good margins and black Maltese Coross on 1841 (April) entire letter from London to Ludlow, soiled filing fold well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. DS9. Photo.
2158 £300
1840 2d. blue plate 2 EH exceptionally fine used with good even margins and neat red Maltese Cross, scarce. S.G. Spec. DS8f, cat. 850. Photo.
2159 £200
1840 2d. blue plate 2 GJ with clear to good margins except just shaved at right, lightly cancelled by clear large type ''(D)ORCHES(TER)/AU 21/1842'' circular datestamp in black. S.G. Spec. DS8xb, cat. 2,500. Photo.
2160 £150
1840 2d. blue plate 2 HA-HB scarce pair with neat red Maltese Crosses, clear to good marfgins, fine. S.G. Spec. DS8, cat. 1,700+. Photo.
2161 £70
1840 2d. blue plate 2 II fine used with full margins and black Maltese Cross on small piece. S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
2162 £2600
1840 2d. blue plate 2 IK-JL block of four fresh and most attractive with good to very large margins on three sides, a little cut into at foot, tied by black Maltese Crosses to 1842 (April) entire from Malmesbury to Shrewsbury with ''MALMESBURY'' u.d.c. and ''SALISBURY/AP 12/1842'' c.d.s. on reverse, a very scarce multiple on cover. R.P.S. certificate (1990). S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
2163 £220
1840 2d. blue plate 2 MI exceptionally fine used with good margins and most attractive red Maltese Cross, scarce. S.G. Spec. DS8f, cat. 850. Photo.
2164 £110
1840 2d. blue plate 2 MJ with full margins and scarce with red Maltese Cross, small imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DS8f, cat. 850. Photo.
2167 £210
1840 2d. deep blue plate 2 TJ-TL attractive strip of three with large margins except TJ and TL each just clipped or touched at one corner, TJ with vertical crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DS7. Photo.
2168 £1100
1840 VR 1d. black KD, an unused example with good margins except just clipped at foot of ''K'' square, thin at left, otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. VR1, cat. 9,000. Photo.
2169 £850
1840 Rainbow Colour Trials: Second trial plate, state 1 single [R1/1] in a 'cold' red-brown shade on unwatermarked, gummed, white wove paper, vertical crease along frame-line at left and tiny natural paper flaw not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DP20(1), cat. 3,000. Photo.
2170 £600
1840 Rainbow Colour Trials: Second trial plate, state 1 single [R2/4] in a red-brown shade on unwatermarked, gummed, white wove paper, small fault at left, otherwise fine with part original gum. S.G. Spec. DP20(1), cat. 3,000. Photo.
2171 £1300
1840 Rainbow Colour Trials: Second trial plate, state 1 single [R3/1] in black on unwatermarked, ungummed, thick white wove paper, faint vertical crease or bend not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DP20(1), cat. 3,000. Photo.
2172 | £2000
1841 Postal Notice complete bearing 1d. plate 10 PD (faint crease prior to being applied to the Notice) and top marginal 2d with blank corner letter squares from the small trial plate of 12, together with two 1d. pink envelopes overprinted large type ''SPECIMEN'' in red, an exceptionally fine and fresh example together with the original entire (worn and split at folds) from the General Post Office, Edinburgh, in which it was to be enclosed. S.G. Spec. PN3, cat. 5,000.
2173 | £250
1841 1d., an accumulation in varied condition incl. 'black' and Maltese Cross plates, covers incl. AA on 1854 embossed ''FREE'' envelope, multiples with blocks of 4 (2), strips of 6, 4 (2, one on cover), etc. (240).
2174 | £1000
1841 1d. red-brown, a mainly good to fine unused or mint selection (38) comprising plates 20 MG, 22 CG, 23 AE, FA, TE, 24 BE, 25 FI, 31 NH, 36 PF, 46 GK-GL pair, 58 BC, CJ-CK rejoined pair, 62 MJ, 63 TA, 64 HI, LK, 65 QI, 66 BD, 67 SE, 68 QI, 69 LJ, 71 NA, 73 CD, 75 SI, 77 FJ, 87 GF, RK, 88 QL, 93 PK, 96 SD, 101 RG, TF, 102 MK, 110 LA-MA vertical pair, 121 SH, mostly with full margins or nearly so and mainly of fine appearance, some imperfections.
2177 | £420
1841 1d. red-brown, a selection of used multiples (7), comprising plates 57 NE-NG strip of 3, 79 PA-QB block of 4, 84 NC-OH block of 12 and NI-NJ-OI-OK block of 5, 85 LA-LH strip of 8, 88 LA-ML block of 8 and unplated PA-PF strip of 6, condition varies but the majority with full margins. (46).
2178 £250
1841 1d. red-brown, a selection of mainly very large or huge margined examples, all with 1844-type cancellations incl. plate 65 TL corner example showing part inscription and small part plate no., plate 81 BD 'miniature block of 9', etc., some imperfections. (14). Photo.
2179 | £140
1841 1d. (14), all with full margins and black Maltese Cross leaving profile clear, also two with numerals, mainly fine to very fine, a few small imperfections. (16).
2180 | £100
1841 1d. (5) and 2d. plate 3 OE, each with unusual but unidentified Scots type Maltese Cross in black, some imperfections, all but two with full margins. (6).
2181 | £420
1841 1d., an accumulation in envelopes and a stockbook, mixed condition. (Few 100's).
2182 | £50
1841 1d. selection in varied condition incl. pairs (11) cancelled contrary to regulations with single English (5) and Scots (6) 1844-type numerals, covers (4). (16 items).
2183 | £120
1841 1d. AA-TL reconstruction mostly with 1844-type cancellations, condition varies, some very fine. (240).
2185 £220
1841 1d. JK and Q? tied by neat ''873'' numerals of Weymouth in blue on 1851 (Jan.) envelope to Dorchester, with matching Weymouth c.d.s. on reverse, small part flap missing and slight cover staining, otherwise fine. Photo.
2186 £580
1841 1d. red-brown NA tied by a very fine strike of ''TENBY/OC24/1849'' double arc c.d.s. in blue to clean uncreased envelope to Tenby and with another partial strike, adhesive with clear to very large margins almost all around (just touched at left and base), very scarce. S.G. Spec. B1vb, cat. 2,500. Photo.
2187 | £160
1841 1d. red-brown OE (plate 5) and QL, defective examples with red M.C.'s. R.P.S. (2003) and Brandon (1979) certificates. S.G. 8h, cat. 5,000.
2188 | £1300
1841 1d. red-brown 'black' plates 1b to 11, a collection in a stockbook comprising plate 1b (9) with FB, GH, ID-IE pair (ID re-entry), IJ, JH, LJ (matched with 1b black), PC (matched with 1a black) and PE, also plate 1c JA (on cover, some rubbing and cover a little damp affected) and PA (on piece); plate 2 (7), HE, JB, LB (matched in black), SD, SI and TB, also MH on 1841 (April) local Edinburgh entire letter; plate 5 (19, 2 on covers); plate 8 (25, 2 on covers) incl. DE-DF-EF irregular strip of 3, TA & TJ re-entries; plate 9 (20, 4 on covers) incl. AG & AI state 2; plate 10 (11, one on cover); plate 11 (28, 3 on covers) incl. NB unused; condition varies in places but many fine to very fine with full margins.
2189 £240
1841 1d. red-brown plates 1b LK, 2 JD, 5 RL, 8 JB, 9 LJ and PH, and 10 IC, fine to very fine examples with good margins and black M.C.'s, PH with surface marks. (7). S.G. 7. Photo.
2190 £150
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b EG very fine used with very large margins and almost complete black Maltese Cross. Ex R.M. Phillips. S.G. 7, Spec. AS6. Photo.
2191 £3200
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b IF, an exceptionally fine unused example with very large margins. A very rare and underrated stamp. S.G. 7, Spec. AS6. Photo.
2192 £110
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b JH very fine used with large margins and black Maltese Cross. Ex R.M. Phillips. S.G. 7, Spec. AS6. Photo.
2193 £150
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b MH (non-coincident re-entry) fine used with good to large margins and black Maltese Cross. Ex R.M. Phillips. S.G. 7, Spec. AS6b, cat. 325. Photo.
2194 | £250
1841 1d. red-brown plate 2, five examples, AH, EL, GI, JD and QD, and plate 1b QE, all with full margins, a few small imperfections, otherwise good to fine. (6). S.G. 7, Spec. AS6 & 18, cat. 1,250.
2195 £3200
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 BK-CK and DK-EK vertical pairs forming original BK-EK strip of four, superb mint with virtually full original gum, a very rare multiple. S.G. 7, Spec. AS26. Photo.
2196 £180
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 KI fine used with ample to large margins and tied by a very fine strike of the distinctive Manchester 'fishtail' Maltese Cross to 1841 (May) entire to Chester. S.G. Spec. AS26ub, cat. 900. Photo.
2197 £500
1841 1d. red-brown plate 8 CD fine used with clear to good margins and tied by black ''GOLDENBALL/PENNY POST'' and Maltese Cross to 1841 (July) entire to Dublin, very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS47ya. Photo.
2198 £95
1841 1d. pale red-brown plate 8 QG state 1 showing plate wear prior to the late repair of 1841, exceptionally fine used with good margins and neat black Maltese Cross on piece with part ''BARNSTAPLE/JU14/1841'' c.d.s. S.G. Spec. AS47. Photo.
2199 | £100
1841 1d. red-brown plate 9 EF very fine used with good to large margins and crisp black Maltese Cross on 1841 (Nov.) entire from Clonmell to Dublin. S.G. Spec. AS57.
2200 | £300
1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 AE and GD, unused with good margins, AE a little toned and GD with faint creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS69, cat. 1,900.
2201 £1300
1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 BD-BE pair, pre-provisional state 1 printing (BD showing ''O'' flaw), fresh mint with clear to good margins and part original gum, rare. S.G. Spec. AS70, unpriced unused. Photo.
2202 £320
1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 CD-CE pair, pre-provisional state 1 printing showing ''O'' flaws, unused with clear to good margins, a trifle discoloured otherwise fine, rare. S.G. Spec. AS70, unpriced unused. Photo.
2203 £270
1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 JG-JH pair fine unused with good to large margins, good colour. S.G. Spec. AS69. Photo.
2204 £170
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 GF, a rich shade, fine unused with clear to good margins, small brownish patch on reverse not detracting. S.G. Spec. AS74 and ludicrously under catalogued compared to plate 10.
2205 £280
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 GK fine mint with good margins and part original gum, small natural paper flaw in margin at top, very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS74 and ludicrously under catalogued compared to plate 10.
2206 | £3500
1841 1d. red-brown plates 12 to 131 collection in 10 stockbooks,all plates represented with mostly between about 10 and 20 of each plate (less of plates 99122), incl. plate 29 ID tied by five strikes of M.C. on 1843 (Jan.) cover from Birkenhead to Chester, incl. plate 40 KB state 1a with good margins on three sides, plate 78 AA-TL reconstruction (lacking 10 letterings), plate 107 FC with good margins & KL just touched, multiples incl. plate 64 SB-SJ strip of 9, plate 94 CB-DG block of 10, a number of covers and part covers bearing strips incl. plate 40 FI-FK strip and GK single with light M.C.'s on 1844 (May 4th) part cover, a few with watermark inverted, some apparently with private roulettes, a useful lot, condition varies in places, very many with full margins. (2,000+).
2207 | £290
1841 1d. red-brown plates 1240, all with full margins and black Maltese Crosses, mainly fine to very fine with some exceptional, a few imperfections. (29). S.G. Spec. BS1BS26C, cat. 1,745.
2208 | £250
1841 1d. red-brown plates 1240, all with full margins and black Maltese Crosses, mainly good to very fine, a few imperfections. (29). S.G. Spec. BS1BS26C, cat. 1,745.
2209 £190
1841 1d. red-brown plate 12 SH, very fine unused, a scarce early plate. S.G. Spec. BS1. Photo.
2211 £160
1841 1d. red-brown plate 14 MK (basal shift), very fine unused (a little gum), a scarce early plate. S.G. Spec. BS3d. Photo.
2212 | £420
1841 1d. red-brown plate 16, sixty examples, mostly fair to fine with full margins, some imperfections. S.G. Spec. BS5, cat. 3,000.
2213 £210
1841 1d. deep red-brown plate 18 DK fine used with good margins cancelled distinctive 'water-bound' black Maltese Cross of Alexandria. Brandon certificate (1999). S.G. Spec. BS7var. Photo.
2214 £130
1841 1d. red-brown plate 22 AA (constant variety) fine used with huge margins and black Maltese Cross on 1842 (Nov.) entire letter from London to Bradford, with ''BRADFORD-YORKS'' arrival c.d.s. on front. S.G. Spec. BS11c. Photo.
2215 | £800
1841 1d. red-brown plate 27, 144 examples, mostly fair to fine with full margins, some imperfections. S.G. Spec. BS16, cat. 6,480.
2216 | £90
1841 1d. red-brown plate 27 TA, a marginal example with very large margins on three sides showing ''PRICE 1d. Per L.'' inscription, tied by black Maltetse Crosos to 1843 (Nov.) local London E., margin at right is clear except a small part has been added at lower right. B.P.A. certificate (2003). S.G. Spec. BS16.
2218 £150
1841 1d. pale red-brown (slight wear) plate 29 QD-QE severed pair, very fine and fresh mint with full original gum, QE with trace of age spot in margin at right. S.G. Spec. BS18. Photo.
2219 | £550
1841 1d. red-brown plate 31, 102 examples, mostly fair to fine with full margins, some imperfections. S.G. Spec. BS20, cat. 4,590.
2220 £150
1841 1d. red-brown plate 33 CL fine used with ample to good margins and tied by a fine neat strike of the distinctive Maltesoe Cross of Belfast on 1844 (April) entire to Edinburgh. S.G. Spec. BS22ta, cat. 350. Photo.
2221 £120
1841 1d. red-brown plates 34 HA and 35 HD, each with full margins and fine strikes of the distinctive Maltesoe Cross of Belfast, HD with faint crease, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS23ta & 24ta, cat. 280. Photo.
2222 £90
1841 1d. red-brown plate 36 NF fine used with good even margins and a neat clear strike of the distinctive Maltese Cross of Cork in black. S.G. Spec. BS25td, cat. 200. Photo.
2223 £200
1841 1d. red-brown plate 37 CF very fine used with good margins and neat strike of the distinctive Maltese Cross of Cork on 1843 (Sept.) part entire to Bristol. S.G. Spec. BS26td. Photo.
2224 £950
1841 1d. red-brown plate 38 KA-MB exceptionally fine and fresh mint marginal block of six with full sheet margin showing inscription, clear to good margins other sides except KB-LB just clipped at right, full original gum (stamps mainly unmounted), shows the poor alignment of LA, superb colour. S.G. Spec. BS26A
2225 £130
1841 1d. red-brown plate 41 GE fine and fresh mint with good margins and part original gum, scarce. S.G. Spec. BS26D. Photo.
2226 £320
1841 1d. red-brown plate 41 GL marginal imprimatur showing inscription, very fine. S.G. Spec. BS26D. Photo.
2227 £160
1841 1d. red-brown plate 44 NA-ND strip of four with neat distinctive M.C.'s of Dublin, fine with clear to good margins except NA touched at left, NB with natural paper flaw. S.G. Spec. BS26Gtf, cat. 440+. Photo.
2228 | £120
1841 1d. pale red-brown (worn plate) plate 51 QA-QF very fresh mint marginal strip of six, QA-QD touched at base, clear to good margins elsewhere, full original gum, unmounted except QF which has slight tone spots on gum. S.G. Spec. BS27(3).
2229 £1100
1841 1d. red-brown plate 52 IB-NK mint block of sixty with mostly large part original gum, divided horizontally between the ''K'' and ''L'' rows, some creasing and other defects but fresh colour and a presentable large multiple. S.G. Spec. BS27. Photo.
2230 | £350
1841 1d. red-brown plate 54, 116 examples, mostly fair to fine with full margins, some imperfections. S.G. Spec. BS27, cat. 2,320.
2231 £2000
1841 1d. red-brown plate 55 CH-GL, a very fresh mint block of twenty-nine with almost full original gum, some folds (mainly between stamps), and some small imperfections, excellent colour and a rare multiple. Ex Seymour (2nd sale, lot 760) and Daisy (lot 489). S.G. Spec. BS28, cat. 8,750+. Photo.
2232 | £110
1841 1d. deep red-brown plate 55 PI-QJ attractive block of four with good margins and neat London Inland Section ''3'' numerals, folded in horiz margin between and QJ with slight thin at corner, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS27.
2233 £350
1841 1d. red-brown plate 58 AB (double ''B'') top marginal imprimatur showing inscription, very fine. S.G. Spec. BS27f. Photo.
2234 £1600
1841 1d. red-brown plate 58 CG-EJ fine and exceptionally fresh mint block of twelve in a deep rich shade with ample to large margins and virtually full original gum, some gum creasing or light bends and CH with natural paper flaw not detracting, most attractive. Ex Seymour (1st sale, lot 626). S.G. Spec. BS27. Photo.
2235 £210
1841 1d. pale red-brown (worn plate) plate 65 FK-GL mint marginal block of four with full sheet margin showing inscription, just clear to good margins other sides, some creasing and thins, otherwise fine and attractive. S.G. Spec. BS28(3). Photo.
2236 | £400
1841 1d. red-brown plates 69 HJ-IL, 127 MA-NC mint blocks of six with faults, also plate 122 TK-TL marginal pair with full sheet margin showing inscription.
2237 £85
1841 1d. red-brown plate 70 IH-JK block of eight (4 x 2) with clear to good margins and ''466'' numerals of Liverpool, IK-JK with vertical crease and JK tear at foot, JH with small surface abrasion, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS28. Photo.
2239 | £420
1841 1d. red-brown plate 73, 144 examples, mostly fair to fine with full margins, some imperfections. S.G. Spec. BS29, cat. 2,880.
2240 £7000
1841 1d. red-brown plate 74 AH-BL, a superb mint upper right corner marginal block of ten showing marginal plate number and inscription, virtually full original gum, trivial slight creasing or bends at foot of BI-BL not detracting. A magnificent exhibition item. Ex Seymour (2nd sale lot 768). S.G. Spec. BS28. Photo.
2241 £80
1841 1d. red-brown plate 74 AK, a top marginal example with full sheet margin showing inscription, good margins other sides, fine. Photo.
2242 £150
1841 1d. pale red-brown (slight wear) on blued plate 74 SL-TL, a huge margined vertical pair, fresh mint with large part original gum, two small patches of bluing loss and SL with diagonal wrinkle. S.G. Spec. BS28. Photo.
2243 £170
1841 1d. red-brown plate 75 LK ''Union Jack'' re-entry, good margins, small imperfections on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS28c. Photo.
2245 £11500
1841 1d. pale red-brown (worn plate) plate 80 GA-ML, a magnificent mint block of 84, being 7 complete shows of the sheet with full sheet margins showing inscription, JK and KL showing re-entries and GH, LK and MH double letters, divided vertically between the ''F'' and ''G'' rows, GB, GI and GJ just touched at top, otherwise with clear to good margins, virtually full original gum, some natural wrinkling, exceptional colour and a superb and rare exhibition item. Ex Seymour (6th sale, lot 128) and Daisy (lots 490 & 491). S.G. Spec. BS29(3), cat. 29,400+ (as singles). Photo.
2246 £250
1841 1d. red-brown plate 80 OA-OD strip of four with watermark inverted and showing plate wear, ample to huge margins showing parts of five adjoining stamps, ''592'' numerals of Ollerton, very faint trace of creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine, scarce. S.G. Spec. BS29. Photo.
2247 £8500
1841 1d. red-brown plate 81 AA-CH, an exceptionally fresh mint corner marginal block of twenty-four with virtually full original gum and full deckled edge sheet margins showing plate number and inscription, some creasing and other slight blemishes as usual, otherwise fine and a very rare and most attractive exhibition item. Ex Burrus (30/10/63, lot 117 - 75). Holcombe certificate (1991). S.G. 8, Spec. BS29. Photo.
2248 £320
1841 1d. red-brown plates 84 HG, 87 HG, and 113 SG imprimaturs, each touched or just cut into on one side, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS29 & 32, cat. 1,250!
2249 £210
1841 1d. red-brown plate 85 SF-SG pair (SF re-entry) fine used with good to large margins and tied by blue ''784'' numerals of Tenby to 1849 (Dec.) entire to London, some cover imperfections clear of adhesives. S.G. Spec. BS29xb. Photo.
2250 £160
1841 1d. red-brown plate 88 OB-QC block of six (2 x 3) with clear to large margins all around and light ''678'' numerals of St. Columb on 1849 (Aug.) entire to Fowey, a trifle rubbed or soiled, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS30. Photo.
2251 £1300
1841 1d. pale red-brown (worn plate) plate 92 FA-GE very fresh mint marginal block of ten with full sheet margins showing inscription, good margins other sides, upper row a little creased, otherwise fine with virtually full original gum, most attractive. Ex Seymour (3rd sale, lot 468) and Beresford (1st sale lot 217). Photo.
2252 £55
1841 1d. red-brown plate 93 EB apparently perforated 14, fresh mint with part original gum, some slight thinning or gum thinning, otherwise fine. Sold 'as is'. Photo.
2253 £200
1841 1d. red-brown plate 107 MH with watermark inverted, a very fine used example with large margins, small trivial corner crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and very scarce. S.G. Spec. BS32c. Photo.
2254 £260
1841 1d. red-brown on very blue paper plate 107 SA (inverted ''S''), a fine and fresh mint example with full margins and large part original gum, very scarce. S.G. Spec. BS32ca. Photo.
2255 £240
1841 1d. red-brown plate 117 AK top marginal imprimatur showing inscription, just shaved at right, otherwise very fine. Photo.
2256 £6500
1841 1d. red-brown plate 121 AC-BK-CG-CK very fresh mint block of twenty-three on lavender tinted paper, clear to very large margins except at foot of BC-BF and scissor cut continues along foot of BG and just into BH, virtually full original gum (a few slight gum thins), folded vertically on vertical ''H'' row and horizontally between ''B'' and ''C'' rows, neither detracting from appearance, wonderful colour. An exceptional exhibition item, the largest known multiple on lavender tinted paper. Ex Cooley. S.G. Spec. BS32l, cat. 17,250+ (as singles). Photo.
2257 £350
1841 1d. red-brown plate 121 AG top marginal imprimatur showing inscription, very fine. Photo.
2258 £300
1841 1d. red-brown plate 124 AE top marginal imprimatur showing inscription, light bend, otherwise very fine. Photo.
2259 £350
1841 1d. red-brown plate 128 IL marginal imprimatur with full sheet margin showing inscription, very fine. Photo.
2260 | £5200
185253 alphabet II 1d. plates 132 to 175 collection in two stockbooks, a very good range incl. plates 174 SD, SH, 175 JD, QH, with full margins (QH with tear at foot), and with between 3 and 48 of the other plates incl. many multiples with plates 133 DC-DL strip of 10, 137 CI-Dl block of 8, 139 HA-HJ strip of 10, 143 JA-JF strip of 6 (very large margins), 144 IG-IL strip of 6, 150 KI-ML-NI-NJ block of 14, 151 OA-PF block of 12, 152 DD-HE block of 10, EB-EK strip of 10, 155 EF-GG, 157 OK-QL, SF-TH blocks of 6, SA-SG strip of 6, 161 HA-IE-JA-JD block of 14, 164 AA-BC, CA-DC blocks of 6, FA-GE block of 10, 168 EE-EL strip of 8 (on part cover), plates 159 MD and 164 JH with apparent private roulette or perf., etc., condition varies but mainly fair to very fine and the majority with full margins. (780).
2261 | £95
185253 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 136 LA fine mint with ample to good margins, also plates 154 MI and 166 CH unused with good margins. (3).
2262 £380
185253 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 142 AB top marginal imprimatur showing inscription, very fine. Photo.
2263 £380
185253 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 145 AD top marginal imprimatur showing inscription, very fine. Photo.
2264 £350
185253 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 156 AD top marginal imprimatur showing inscription, very fine. Photo.
2265 | £420
185253 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 161 JL marginal imprimatur showing part marginal ornament and inscription, tiny natural surface specks, very fine. Photo.
2266 £380
185253 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 164 PG-QL block of 12 and RG-RL-SI-SL irregular block of 10, both used with ''191'' numerals of Chippenham, rejoined with hinges to form original block of 22, cut into in places and some creasing and other small imperfections but a scarce multiple. S.G. Spec. B2. Photo.
2267 £680
185253 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 164 TJ marginal showing re-entry of the marginal inscription - 'the Back' being clearly double, used on 1853 (July) entire leftter from Bradford to London, the stamp with vertical crease prior to use not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine, most unusual and very rare. Ex Beresford (2nd sale lot 421). S.G. Spec. B2var. Photo.
2268 £140
185253 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 170 OA-PB fresh mint block of four with large part original gum (lower pair unmounted), OB just cut into at top, clear to large margins elsewhere, slight oxidisation and faint creasing, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 1,500. Photo.
2269 £350
185253 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 170 TK marginal imprimatur showing inscription, very fine. Photo.
2270 £150
185253 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 174 CA-CD scarce strip of four in a deep shade, with clear to very large margins and ''MANCHESTER'' Spoons, horizontal creases not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and most attractive. S.G. Spec. B2. Photo.
2271 £380
1841 2d. blue proof from small trial plate of 12 without corner letters, a corner marginal single [R3/4], very fine. S.G. Spec. DP43, cat. 800. Photo.
2272 | £600
1841 2d. blue AA-TL partial reconstruction missing 64 letterings, mixed plates, condition a little varied but the majority with full margins and many are good to fine. (176).
2273 £350
1841 2d. blue plate 3 HK showing a most unusual large printing flaw on the top of the Queen's head obscuring much of the hair and crown, fine used with full margins and light numeral cancellation over the flaw, matched with a normal printing of the same lettering with good to very large margins and neat black Maltese Cross (faint crease). Photo.
2274 £210
1841 2d. blue plate 3 KH-KL strip of five with clear to large margins and neat Scots M.C.'s, a few small imperfections, otherwise fine and most attractive. Photo.
2275 £300
1841 2d. blue plate 3 QD-QL attractive strip of nine with full margins and ''275'' numerals of Ely, a few creases as usual for a multiple of this size not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine, QF and QK show shifted transfer and QJ ''J'' flaw. S.G. Spec. ES11/d/i. Photo.
2276 £1300
1841 2d. pale blue plate 3 SI very fine and fresh mint with good margins and almost full original gum. S.G. 13, Spec. ES10, cat. 2,500. Photo.
2277 £480
1841 2d. blue plate 4 AG-DH scarce vertical block of eight (2 x 4), early printing, BH without 'Spectacle' variety, ample to very large margins and with London Inland Section ''6'' numerals, lowest pair with faint crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. ES14/n. Photo.
2279 £1500
1841 2d. blue plate 4 CH used together with 1d. pale red-brown (very worn) plate 78 LC and LE, all superb and arranged symmetrically and cancelled by two inverted ''606'' numerals of Penrith on clean and neat 1848 (May) registered entire from Penrith to Kendall, the registration fee being paid in cash, a stunning exhibition item (this cover sold for 1,900 at auction in July 1978). Photo.
2282 £300
1841 2d. blue plate 4 KI (shifted upper transfer) very fine and fresh mint with small to very large margins and almost full original gum. B.P.A. certificate (1973). S.G. 14, Spec. ES14e, cat. 2,250+. Photo.
2283 | £110
1841 2d. blue plate 4 NC-NF strip of four (cut into and NF creased), used on 1852 (Aug. 4th) entire letter from Ardrossan to Prussia, sent four days after the reduction in the rate via Belgium (closed mail) from 1/- to 8d., a postscript to the letter reads 'Postage to Ave La Chapelle reduced yesterday from 1/- to 8d.', although the rate was, in fact, reduced on Aug. 1st. Photo.
2285 £120
1841 2d. blue plate 4 OJ-OL fine used strip of three (a trifle oxidised) with good margins and two neat light strikes of the ''352'' numeral of Hayle, used to pay registration on large part 1851 (June) entire to Bristol also bearing 1d. GL (just cut into) and NC, attractive. Photo.
2286 £150
1841 2d. blue plate 4 SA unused (traces of gum) with large to very large margins, slight crease and a trifle oxidised, otherwise fine. S.G. 14, Spec. ES 14, cat. 2,250. Photo.
2288 | £240
Numbers in Maltese Crosses: 1841 1d. red-brown (12) cancelled set of numbers ''1'' to ''12'' in Maltese Crosses, mainly good to very fine part to large part strikes on mostly full margined adhesives (nos. ''2'' & ''11'' touched on one side), some imperfections, mainly fine appearance. S.G. 8m, Spec. B1ua-uf, cat. 1,590.
2289 | £110
Numbers in Maltese Crosses: 1841 1d. (12) cancelled numbers ''1'' to ''12'' in Maltese Cross, (less no. 4 but with additional no. 1), three or four margined copies, mainly with clear strikes.
2290 | £350
Numbers in Maltese Crosses: A selection on 1841 1ds. on covers (10) and a part cover, comprising nos. ''3'', ''4'', ''5'', ''7'', ''8'' (3), ''9'' (2) ''10'' and ''11'', mainly good to fine strikes on adhesives in varied condition, about 5 with full margins.
2291 £110
Numbers in Maltese Crosses: Number 1: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 27 MD fine used with ample to good margins, cancelled no. ''1'' in Maltese Cross on 1843 (March 31st) clean and uncreased entire letter to Newmarket. S.G. Spec. BS16ua, cat. 350. Photo.
2292 £320
Numbers in Maltese Crosses: Number 2: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 29 EC superb with good to large margins and tied by a crisp strike of the no. ''2'' in Maltese Cross leaving profile virtually clear on 1843 (June) entire letter to Oxford, exceptional exhibition item. S.G. Spec. BS18ub. Photo.
2293 £140
Numbers in Maltese Crosses: Number 4: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 29 LI fine with just clear to large margins and neat no. ''4'' in Maltese Cross on 1843 (March) entire letter to Newbury. S.G. Spec. BS18ud, cat. 900. Photo.
2294 £160
Numbers in Maltese Crosses: Number 5: 1841 2d. blue plate 3 TA with just clear to large margins and cancelled clear no. ''5'' in Maltese Cross on clean uncreased entire to Macclesfield (Brocklehurst correspondence). S.G. Spec. ES11ve, cat. 1,600. Photo.
2295 £50
Numbers in Maltese Crosses: Number 6: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 32 SA very fine with good to very large margins and tied by an upright strike of no. ''6'' in Maltese Cross on 1843 (Aug.) entire letter to Norwich with fine ''T.P./Piccadilly'' on front. S.G. Spec. BS21uf, cat. 275. Photo.
2296 £160
Numbers in Maltese Crosses: Number 7: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 30 LK very fine used with good to large margins and neat upright strike of no. ''7'' in Maltese Cross on 1843 (July) entire letter to Guisborough. S.G. Spec. BS19ug, cat. 275. Photo.
2297 £880
Numbers in Maltese Crosses: Number 9: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 36 GC very fine used with good margins and neatly cancelled no. ''9'' in Maltese Cross on 1843 (March) entire letter from Williams Town (Melbourne, Australia) to Bury St. Edmunds, endorsed 'Per Ellen' and clearly privately carried to London where it was put in the post on August 1st. A most unusual item. Photo.
2298 £180
Numbers in Maltese Crosses: Number 11: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 37 EE very fine used with good to very large margins, placed sideways on 1843 (Dec.) entire to Henley in Arden, and with a very fine strike of no. ''11'' in Maltese Cross. BS26uk, cat. 600. Photo.
2299 £120
Numbers in Maltese Crosses: Number 12: 1841 2d. blue plate 3 BK-BL pair fine with just clear to good margins, tied by clear light strikes of no. ''12'' in Maltese Cross on 1843 (July) entire to Macclesfield, BK with tiny flaw on ''WO'' of ''TWO'', attractive. S.G. Spec. ES11vl, cat. 725. Photo.
2300 £550
185253 Treasury Roulette alphabet II 1d. pale red-brown (worn plate) plate 146 EC, a fine example showing roulettes on three sides, imperforate at foot (see Wiggins). S.G. Spec. B2(1)a. Photo.
2301 £1050
185253 Treasury Roulette alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 162 HC, a fine example showing roulettes on all four sides. R.P.S. certificate (1991). S.G. Spec. B2(1)a. Photo.
2302 £1600
Line Engraved: 1854 (Nov. 11th) letter from the Inland Revenue, Somerset House, to Perkins, Bacon & Co. approving the new steel die for the 1d. (die II) and authorising them to proceed with the preparation of plates. An important document. Photo.
2303 £1900
Line Engraved: The Bob Champion study of perforation varieties on line engraved issues, incl. 1841 1d. (5) apparently privately rouletted, another 5 with apparently faked perforations, 1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. plate 98 AC with blue ''802'' numeral of Bampton (perfs. trimmed at foot), 185479 issues with many fine examples of gross misperforation (some quite bizarre), short stamps, long stamps, double perforation, 1855 die II, alphabet II LC 14 1d. plate 10 KA-NC unused irregular marginal block of 10 with the horizontal gutters cut with scissors, 1870 1/2d. plate 1d. FX-JX unused vertical marginal strip of five imperf. at right with full sheet margin showing inscription, etc., also a few more modern. (130). Photo.
2304 | £980
Line Engraved: The Bob Champion collection of broken perf. pin varieties, mainly on line engraved issues, with 'stars' incl. perf. 16 (36 with 4 2ds.) showing the various different states of the varieties, incl. three from the vertical ''A'' row showing the left side reduced to 6 pins; perf. 14 (11, one on cover) from the vertical ''A'' row with the 13th & 14th vertical pins missing at left incl. plate R4 QA-TA vertical strip of four, other perf. 14 varieties with 1862 plate R15 KG-MH block of six (2 x 3) missing horizontal pins 24 on the vertical ''H'' row; plate no. issues; also various other issues incl. Revenues. (190)
2305 | £380
Later Line Engraved: Watermark Errors: 185763 die II, alphabet III 1d. MA and TA watermark errors, good clear examples with small faults, also 185876 2d. plate 9 TA watermark error and normal good to fine, examples of the large crown watermark types 1 and 2 on 2d. plates and a piece of watermarked paper showing six impressions of the large crown type 2 watermark and marginal ''POSTAGE''. (7 items).
2306 | £620
Later Line Engraved: 185463 collection of 1d. stars, a collection in two stockbooks with a good representation of 1854 SC16 plates incl. plate 183 HE-HF unused pair, plate 199 BJ, FD, ME & TI, used, varieties incl. plate 180 DH, 183 QH & QI with watermarks inverted, used, 1855 die II, alphabet II, LC14 1d. CG, FF, ME & NE unused, 185763 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. plate 34 KA-LC mint block of six, etc. (100's).
2307 | £2800
Later Line Engraved: 185463 1d., the exceptional Bob Champion study of the shades of these issues, mainly fine to superb selected examples illustrating the wide variety of colours and papers, transitional issues, arranged by issue and shade, excellent reference. (320)
2308 | £800
Later Line Engraved: 185663 collection of LC14 1ds. with plated examples between plates 30 and 40 mostly on blued paper with an excellent range of shades, some multiples, also unplated on blued, transitional and white papers, mainly fine to superb. (730)
2309 | £2800
Later Line Engraved: 185663 the Bob Champion collection of the gothic ''K'' LC 1d. plates in an album, a most erudite study, mainly fine to very fine selected examples with all plates represented incl. blued, transitional and white papers, reconstructions (ex Holland) of all the horizontal and vertical ''K'' rows, an excellent range of shades incl. a matched set of plate 27 AK on all papers, multiples incl. LC16 plate 27 HK-IL block of four on piece, covers, etc. (575).
2310 £850
Later Line Engraved: 1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. red-brown plate 93 LD-MD vertical pair placed sideways and fine used on 1853 (Nov.) envelope from Aberdeen to Banff, very scarce. R.P.S. certificate (1983). S.G. 16b, Spec. CE2. Photo.
2311 £600
Later Line Engraved: 1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. red-brown plate 95 RL used on 1850 (Nov.) entire from Exeter to Warrington, filing crease well clear, adhesive with minor corner bend not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (1986). S.G. Spec. CE2, cat. 875. Photo.
2312 £420
Later Line Engraved: 1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. red-brown plate 100 BH very fine and fresh unused, traces of gum. R.P.S. certificate (1956). S.G. 16b, Spec. CE2, cat. 1,000. Photo.
2313 £450
Later Line Engraved: 1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. red-brown plate 100 KG placed sideways on 1850 (Nov.) entire letter from Exeter to Warrington, filing crease well clear of stamp which has a slight corner crease, otherwise fisne. S.G. 16b, Spec. CE2, cat. 1,000. Photo.
2314 £240
Later Line Engraved: 1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. red-brown plate 101 GD very fine and neatly cancelled, scarce. S.G. 16b, Spec. CE2, cat. 425. Photo.
2315 £85
Later Line Engraved: 1854 die I, alphabet II, SC16 1d. red-brown plate 176 RJ-RL strip of three showing plate wear, RJ is state 2 with the ''R'' being closer to the right side of the square (see 'The Essential Guide to the Great Britain line engraved 1d and 2d stars' by K.W. Statham, page 2042), RK with tear at top, some other small imperfections not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine, very scarce. S.G. Spec. C1var. Photo.
2316 £1400
Later Line Engraved: 1854 die I, alphabet II, SC 1d. plate 179 AL corner marginal imprimatur in a rich shade, showing marginal plate number and inscription, superb. S.G. Spec. C1. Photo.
2317 £1500
Later Line Engraved: 1854 die I, alphabet II, SC 1d. plate 181 AL corner marginal imprimatur, showing marginal plate number and inscription, very fine. S.G. Spec. C1. Photo.
2318 | £55
Later Line Engraved: 1854 die I, alphabet II, SC16 1d. red-brown plate 181 HI-IJ fine used block of four on piece with neat ''930'' numerals of York, centred to lower right. S.G. Spec. C1, cat. 350.
2319 £350
Later Line Engraved: 1854 die I, alphabet II, SC 1d. plate 204 SL marginal imprimatur in a rich shade, very fine. S.G. Spec. C1. Photo.
2320 £1200
Later Line Engraved: 1854 SC16 2d. blue plate 4 LA-NB block of six with the vertical ''A'' row stamps each showing the broken perf. pins variety, state 4 which normally occurs on the vertical ''L'' row (missing pins 10, 1416 & 18) at the right of the sheet, but this sheet must have been fed reversed into the perforating machine, used on large 1854 (Aug.) entire from London to Saffron Walden, cover folded for display, a most unusual item. S.G. 19, Spec. F1var. Photo.
2321 £150
Later Line Engraved: 1855 SC14 2d. blue plate 4 BH 'Spectacles' variety, fine with part ''108'' duplex of Dumfries, scarce. S.G. Spec. F2o, cat. 420. Photo.
2322 £280
Later Line Engraved: 1855 SC14 2d. blue plate 4 SB overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 2 vertically, fine with part original gum. S.G. 23var., Spec. F2s., cat. 950. Photo.
2323 | £95
Later Line Engraved: 1855 SC14 2d. blue plate 5 NC-NF strip of four with light ''396'' numerals on 1855 (July) envelope from Huntingdon to Cape Town, NC with fault at foot and some other imperfections. S.G. 23a, Spec. F3.
2324 £90
Later Line Engraved: 1855 SC14 2d. blue plate 5 OI very fine used on piece with fine ''GLASGOW/6 MY 1857'' Madeleine Smith duplex. S.G. 23a, Spec. F3. Photo.
2325 £150
Later Line Engraved: 1855 SC14 2d. blue plate 5 PA-PC strip of three fine on small piece with ''QUEEN/STREET'' type XVIII Scots local cancellations in a mixture of green and black inks. R.P.S. certificate (1997). S.G. 23a, Spec. F3. Photo.
2326 | £650
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5, a selection showing inverted ''S'', comprising SC14 (6), SC16 (3), LC16 (1) and LC14 (2), mainly good to fine. (12). S.G. Spec. C3i, 4h, 5h & 6h, cat. 1,610.
2327 £280
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II SC 1d. plate 14 AD top marginal imprimatur, very fine (sheet margin a trifle thinned). S.G. Spec. C3/4. Photo.
2328 £350
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II SC 1d. plate 16 AJ top marginal imprimatur showing inscription, very fine. S.G. Spec. C3/4. Photo.
2329 £600
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II, SC16 1d. plate 6 SG-TJ block of eight (4 x 2) with ''Frank Ives Scudamore/Chief Examiner'' handstamps, usual imperfections and some perf. separation. S.G. Spec. C4 (this plate not recorded by S.G. with the handstamp). Photo.
2330 £320
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II LC14 1d. yellow-brown plate 11 AJ-BK scarce unused marginal block of four with full sheet margin showing inscription, some perf.s separation and BK with two short perfs. at foot, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C6(2), cat. 2,500. Photo.
2331 £130
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II LC14 1d. plate 13 AC very fine and fresh mint with large part original gum. S.G. Spec. C6(1), cat. 375. Photo.
2332 £130
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet III, SC14 1d. red-brown plate 24 BJ on neat piece with a very fine strike of the ''SANDPORT/STREET'' Scots local type XVIII, superb appearance, tiny fault at lower left. S.G. Spec. C7. Photo.
2333 £150
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet III, SC14 1d. red-brown plate 24 PK showing gothic ''K'', lightly cancelled at Bath, minute tone spots on reverse of a few perfs. not detracting and otherwise a very fine example. S.G. Spec. C7i, cat. 550. Photo.
2334 £85
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet III, SC14 1d. red-brown plate 24 SK showing gothic ''K'', part ''498'' numeral of Manchester, small faults, good appearance. S.G. Spec. C7i, cat. 550. Photo.
2335 £85
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet III, SC14 1d. red-brown plate 25 KD showing gothic ''K'', fine. S.G. Spec. C7i, cat. from 550. Photo.
2336 £80
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet III, SC14 1d. red-brown plate 26 KL showing gothic ''K'', a rare unused example, slight surface marks, pinhole and other small imperfections but fair. S.G. Spec. C7i, unpriced unused. Photo.
2337 £520
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet III, SC14 1d. red-brown plate 27 KD showing gothic ''K'', tiny corner perf. fold, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. Spec. C7i, cat. 1,750+. Photo.
2338 £700
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet III, SC unissued 1d. plate R20 AK (semi-gothic ''K'') top marginal imprimatur showing inscription, superb and very rare. This plate is only known from the imprimatur sheet, from which only 23 stamps have been removed, of which at least 6 are in institutional collections. S.G. Spec. C7. Photo.
2339 | £1000
Later Line Engraved: 185663 die II, alphabet III, LC14 1d. plate 27, collection/accumulation with an excellent range of shades on blued, transitional and white papers, also 1872 South Kensington Exhibition 1d. MC imperforate proof in black on card (very fine), etc., condition varies in places, some ex Tonna. (170).
2340 £220
Later Line Engraved: 1855 LC14 2d blue plate 5 DB-DC pair (DB re-entry) with watermark inverted, fine used with light ''454'' numerals of Leominster, just a trifle oxidised, very scarce. S.G. 34Wi, Spec. F6c/d. Photo.
2342 £120
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on blued paper 1d. red-brown plate 22 AK (semi-gothic ''K''), fine used. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. 300. Photo.
2343 £900
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III, LC 1d. plate 22 KD-KE (semi-gothic ''K's'') imperforate pair on ungummed paper from Neal's steam press experiment, exceptionally fine and fresh without the usual creasing. S.G. 29a, Spec. C8(1)h, cat. 3,000. Photo.
2344 £780
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on blued paper 1d. red-brown plate 23 KK-LL rare mint block of four with large part to full original gum, shows gothic ''K's'' and the distinctive ''L'' found only only on this plate and plate 24. The 'Postage Stamps of Great Britain' part two notes that 'this plate is exceedingly rare in mint condition'. S.G. Spec. C8/j. Photo.
2346 £550
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III, LC on blued paper unissued 1d. plate R18 AK top marginal imprimatur showing inscription, superb and very rare. This plate is only known from the imprimatur sheet, from which only 23 stamps have been removed, of which at least 6 are in institutional collections. S.G. Spec. C8. Photo.
2347 £110
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. red-brown plate 33 RH exceptionally fine used. S.G. Spec. C8A, this plate not listed. Photo.
2348 £120
Later Line Engraved: 1856 (Nov.) die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. red-brown plate 38 CK fine and scarce on 1856 (Nov. 26th) local London envelope, the envelope a little soiled, adhesive with perfs. very slightly trimmed at top. S.G. Spec. C8A, cat. 450. Photo.
2349 £120
Later Line Engraved: 1856 (Nov.) die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. red-brown plate 44 SG fine and scarce on 1856 (Nov. 10th) envelope from London to York, the envelope a little soiled. S.G. Spec. C8A, cat. 450. Photo.
2350 £2750
Later Line Engraved: 1857 die II, alphabet III, LC14 transitional issues on yellowish to cream toned paper 1d. pale red plate 33 MH-PL very rare mint block of 20 (5 x 4) with part to large part original gum, some creasing and staining but mainly of fair to good appearance, a vertical pair (ML-NL) has been detached and has R.P.S. certificate (1991). Karl Louis Provenance certificate (2003) states 'Largest recorded unused multiple from plate 33 and the second largest recorded unused multiple from any plate of the Transitional Issue'. Ex Madden. S.G. Spec. C9(3).
2351 £110
Later Line Engraved: 1857 die II, alphabet III, LC14 transitional issues on yellowish to cream toned paper 1d. pale rose plate 40 KC fine used on 1857 (May) envelope from Dublin to Cahir, cover tear at top well clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. C9(4). Photo.
2353 | £880
Later Line Engraved: 185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. rose-red plate 27 AA-JL unused half sheet of 120 (lacking selvedge) with traces of gum, vertical ''K'' row showing gothic ''K's'', horizontal ''C'' and ''H'' rows with creases otherwise mainly fine, fresh colour. S.G. 40, Spec. C10(5), cat. 6,750 (as blocks of four).
2355 £290
Later Line Engraved: 185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. rose-red plate 43 AA-EH mint block of 40 (8 x 5) with virtually full originals gum, some slight creasing and some tone spots, otherwise fine. S.G. 40, Spec. C10, cat. 2,120.
2356 £920
Later Line Engraved: 185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. rose-red plate 46 JL variety imperforate very fine used with neat oval ''W/21'' part of London duplex, good to large margins. S.G. 40a, Spec. C10(6)k, cat. 650. Photo.
2357 | £120
Later Line Engraved: 185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. rose-red plate 48 IH-JL fresh mint marginal block of ten (5 x 2) showing inscription and part marginal ornament, a few small tone spots on gum, otherwise fine with large part original gum. S.G. 40, Spec. C10.
2359 £270
Later Line Engraved: 185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 63 AI top marginal imprimatur in a pale shade, slight thinning on margin and small natural paper irregularity on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C10. Photo.
2360 | £100
Later Line Engraved: 185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. rose-red plate R17 SK-TL fine and fresh mint block of four with part original gum, shows semi-gothic ''K's'', centred to lower right, also some used example (incl. a cover) also showing the semi-gothic ''K''. (14). S.G. Spec. C10.
2361 £130
Later Line Engraved: 1858 LC16 2d. blue plate 6 IF-IG pair, very fine and lightly cancelled. S.G. 36a, Spec. F8, cat. 450. Photo.
2362 £820
Later Line Engraved: 1862 die II, alphabet II, LC14 on white paper 1d. pale rose-red plate R16 KA-NC block of 9 and KD-NL block of 36 rejoined to form KA-NL block of 48, fresh mint with full slightly yellowish original gum, KL with a few perfs. clipped at top, otherwise fine and a rare multiple. S.G. Spec. C13, cat. 8,700. Photo.
2363 £1800
Later Line Engraved: 1872 South Kensington Exhibition die II, alphabet III, 1d. plate 27 MJ-NL imperforate plate proof marginal block of six (3 x 2) in black on thick white card, MK and NK showing gothic ''K'', very fine. S.G. Spec. DP36, cat. 4,800. Photo.
2364 £580
Later Line Engraved: 1872 South Kensington Exhibition die II, alphabet III, 1d. plate 27 TA imperforate plate proof in black on thick white card, lower left corner marginal, which would normally show marginal plate number, but this proof was uniquely printed without marginal markings. S.G. Spec. DP36. Photo.
2365 | £420
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. collection with apparently all plates (less 77) represented with used to 225 HB and QE (both fine), various unused incl. plate 134 MC-RF block of 24, etc., condition varies. (100's).
2366 | £80
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plates 71 to 224 (less 77) used, also an additional selection of postmarks incl. Irish cancellations, fair to fine.
2368 £160
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. rose-red plate 166 BA-DD extremely fine used block of 12 (4 x 3) with neat ''MINARD/JY 9/73'' c.d.s's, some paper on reverse and upper row with some oxidisation at top, most attractive. S.G. 43. Photo.
2369 | £480
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. lake-red plate 217 AAJC mainly fine and very fresh mint upper left corner marginal block of 30 (3 x 10) with full sheet margins showing marginal plate number and inscription, usual crackly gum with gum creases, a few perfs. separated and reinforced in margin at top and between JA and margin, all but JA unmounted, JB with tear at top. S.G. 44, cat. 2,100+ (as singles).
2370 | £80
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. lake-red plate 218 PK-QL fine and fresh well centred unmounted mint marginal block of four with full sheet margin (some perf. separation). S.G. 44, cat. 260+.
2371 £520
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. rose-red plate 225 IG used on 1882 (May) printed entire letter from Melton Mowbray to the ''Ben Nevis Observatory, FORT WILLIAM'', very fine and most unusual. S.G. 43. Photo.
2372 | £220
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plates 7 to 15 selection on covers (9) incl. 1858 (Dec.) cover from London to Paris with plate 7 SG-SH pair additionally tied by ''T'' in triangle and ''25'' French handstamp, 1861 (May) registered entire from London to Macclesfield bearing plate 7 PE and 185557 6d. and with ''LOMBARD STREET/REGISTERED LETTER'' handstamp, 1870 (Sept.) mourning envelope from London to India with plate 12 PJ, 186479 1d. and 186780 6d. plate 8, 1872 (Oct.) and 1874 (April) envelopes from London to Italy and Francwe with boxed ''L1'' and ''L2'' late fee handstamps, etc.
2373 £2100
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plate 7 AK top marginal imprimatur showing inscription, superb, usual fold in sheet margin and just shaved at upper right corner. Rare, only 21 stamps were removed from the imprimatur sheet, of which at least three are in institutional collections. S.G. 45, Spec. G2. Photo.
2374 | £380
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plate 9 AATL collection in a stockbook with virtually all letterings represented incl. many 1866 and 1868 repaired impressions, mainly good to fine. (295)
2375 £4000
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plate 9 AG-HL, a magnificent unused corner marginal block of 48 with deckle-edge sheet margins showing marginal plate number and inscription, a few separated perfs. and some creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and of excellent colour, watermark Large Crown type II. Ex Farouk (hence the lack of gum) and Beresford (1st sale, lot 356). S.G. 45, Spec. G2, cat. 21,600 (as blocks). Photo.
2376 £720
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plate 13 AG-BH top marginal block of four showing inscription and reversed ''POST(AGE)'' marginal watermark, an attractive pale shade, very fine and fresh mint with full original crackly gum. S.G. 46, Spec. G3, cat. 1,800+. Photo.
2377 £190
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. deep blue plate 15 MK-ML fine and fresh mint marginal pair showing inscription.. S.G. 47, cat. 700+. Photo.
2379 £300
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1860 unissued 11/2d. rosy-mauve plate 1 PJ overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, fine with part original slightly brownish crackly gum, fresh colour. S.G. Spec. G5s, cat. 750. Photo.
2380 £12000
Later Line Engraved: 187879 Plate Proof Trials for Lighter and More Fugitive Colours: 2d. purple plate 15 AA imperforate proof on gummed watermarked paper, exceptionally fine and fresh, very rare. Ex Maximus (private sale). S.G. Spec. DP50, cat. 6,000. Photo.
2381 | £190
184754 Embossed: 1/- deep green die 1 cut square but damaged on 1852 (Dec.) envelope from London to Capetown, 1/- pale green die 2 cut to shape on 1856 (Sept.) E.L. from Brighton to Capetown and 6d. cut square but into used with 2d. star on 1855 (Dec.) entire from London to the Duchy of Saxe Coburg Gotha. (3 items).
2382 £150
184754 Embossed: 1/- green die 2 with large to huge margins on three sides, just touched at top, used with SC16 2d. (2) on 1856 (Feb.) entire from London to Paris, attractive. Photo.
2383 £230
184754 Embossed: 10d. brown die 3, a pale shade, fine with ample to good margins on 1854 (Dec.) entire letter from London to Paris, tied by both London and Paris markings. S.G. 57, Spec. H2(1), cat. 1,500. Photo.
2384 £140
184754 Embossed: 6d. mauve with small to large margins except just shaved at top, used with LC14 2d. RH on clean and neat 1856 (Nov.) entire from Leeds to Frankfurt with clear ''LEEDS/447'' sideways duplexes, attractive. Photo.
2385 £180
184754 Embossed: 6d. dull lilac fine used with good to very large margins used with 1841 2d. blue plate 4 RL (just cut into at top) on neat 1854 (Dec.) entire from Manchester to Amsterdam, tied by ''MANCHESTER/498'' sideways duplexes. S.G. Spec. H3(2). Photo.
2386 £290
184754 Embossed: 6d. dull lilac, two cut square examples used on 1856 (Sept.) entire from London to St. Petersburg, neatly cancelled by London late fee duplexes and additionally tied by circular transit datestamp in red, one stamp with good to large margins virtually all around, the other touched or just cut into, attractive. S.G. 59. Photo.
2388 | £50
Surface Printed: 185557 watermark large garter 4d. rose horizontal pair very fine used with crisp ''SUNDERLAND'' type 5a sideways duplexes on clean and neat 1860 (Sept.) envelope from Sunderland to Bordeaux. S.G. 66a.
2389 £80
Surface Printed: 185557 watermark emblems 6d. lilac very fine used with 1d. stars (2) in contrasting shades, tied by crisp ''SUNDERLAND'' type 5a sideways duplexes on clean and neat 1861 (May) envelope from Sunderland to Bordeaux, most attractive. Photo.
2390 £1400
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark emblems 3d. deep carmine-rose plate 2 QA exceptionally fine and fresh mint with large part original gum. S.G. 75, Spec. J26(1), cat. 2,500. Photo.
2391 £450
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark large garter 4d. bright red plate 3 SH, a very fine and fresh mint example with large part original gum. R.P.S. certificate (1979). S.G. 79, cat. 1,200. Photo.
2392 £380
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark emblems 6d. lilac plate 3 EG very fine and fresh mint with large part original gum. S.G. 84, Spec. J71(2), cat. 1,250
2393 £210
Surface Printed: 186567 watermark large garter 4d. deep vermilion plate 11 GA exceptionally fine and fresh mint with virtually full original gum, small printing flaw by forehead. R.P.S. certificate (1979, as S.G. 95 which apparently no longer exists). S.G. 94var., cat. 450. Photo.
2394 £150
Surface Printed: 186567 watermark large garter 4d. vermilion plate 12 JI-JJ marginal pair superb used with single ''STAFFORD/P/OC 21/72'' c.d.s. S.G. 94. Photo.
2395 £60
Surface Printed: 186567 watermark large garter 4d. vermilion plate 14 NH overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, very fresh with large part original gum, tiny split at right caused by the overprint, otherwise fine and very scarce. S.G. Spec. J61s, cat. 250. Photo.
2396 £400
Surface Printed: 186567 6d. die proof in lilac on glazed card (92 x 60mm), somewhat rubbed but rare. R.P.S. certificate (1997), states 'prepared as travellers samples' S.G. Spec. vol. 1, page 270, cat. 2,500. Photo.
2397 £110
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 3d. rose plate 6 IC overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 2, some perfs. trimmed at right, otherwise fine and fresh with gum, rare. S.G. Spec. J31s. Photo.
2398 £500
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 3d. rose plate 6 RA-RB pair with ''C.H. KNIGHT & Co./38 MOSLEY ST/MANCHESTER'' unofficial overprint in bluish-violet reading upwards, neat ''MANCHESTER/OC 27/71'' c.d.s's (two small splits), unlisted by S.G. Photo.
2399 £110
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 6d. dull violet plate 8 JC overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 1, fine and rare. Photo.
2400 £150
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 6d. mauve plate 9 DL and QC in contrasting shades, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, very fine and fresh with gum. S.G. Spec. J77t, cat. 500. Photo.
2401 £350
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 6d. mauve plate 9 OE with a large part strike of the ''TRURO/(Crown)'' experimental cancellation, very fine. S.G. 109. Photo.
2402 £150
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 9d. pale straw plate 4 JB fresh mint with large part original gum, partly reperforated otherwise fine. S.G. 111, cat. 1,100. Photo.
2403 £160
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 10d. red-brown plate 1 LF very fine used with neat ''SLOUGH/SP 7/72'' c.d.s. S.G. 112, cat. 275. Photo.
2404 | £70
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 1/- green plate 5 EC - extended tail to ''5'' at right, and plate 6 JC - double plate number at left, used EC with part duplex and some perfs. a little trimmed, JC with c.d.s. S.G. Spec. J105b & 106a, cat. 450.
2408 | £90
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 2/- dull blue plate 1 AF used on 1869 envelope to Edinburgh, indistinctly cancelled but with recipients manuscript note on front indicating it was sent on Sept. 5th, Edinburgh arrival c.d.s. for October 16th on reverse. S.G. 120, cat. 600.
2409 | £160
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 2/- cobalt plate 1 MG and 2/- milky-blue plate 1 FH, both with watermarks inverted but faults, former with R.P.S. certificate (2000). S.G. Spec. J118(4)b and (5)b.
2410 £110
Surface Printed: 187273 watermark spray 6d. chestnut plate 11 KI-KJ top marginal pair superb used with neat ''SALISBURY/SP 19/72'' c.d.s's, KI with slight wrinkle. S.G. 122a. Photo.
2411 £6500
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 5/- rose plate 1 AA-BE, a magnificent block of ten being the complete upper two rows of the first pane, showing marginal current number and inscription, exceptionally fine and fresh with almost full original gum, the upper row are 'short' stamps and there is a constant broken vertical perf. pin between the ''D'' and ''E'' rows, superb colour. An exhibition item. S.G. Spec. J121(1)t. Photo.
2412 £700
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 5/- rose plate 1 AG with a fine strike of the ''TRURO/(Crown)'' experimental cancellation, very rare, we have only seen one other example of this cancellation on a high value (5/- AF the adjoining stamp, which is defective). S.G. 126. Photo.
2413 £850
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 10/- DC imperforate colour trial in brown overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, a lower marginal example showing inscription, very fine and fresh with gum, slight bends or wrinkles. S.G.1 128var., Spec. J124. Photo.
2414 £1800
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on blued paper 10/- grey-green FH overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, exceptionally fine and fresh with large part original gum, just a trace of a few tiny tone spots on gum not detracting. S.G. Spec. J125t, cat. 5,000. Photo.
2415 £2900
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on blued paper 1 brown-lilac AG overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, exceptionally fine and fresh with large part original gum, superb colour. S.G. Spec. J127t, cat. 6,000. Photo.
2416 £950
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on blued paper 1 brown-lilac DF, a pale shade with central ''SUNDERLAND/X/JA19/84'' c.d.s., just a trace of slight creasing not detracting and possibly a trifle faded, a rare stamp. S.G. 132, cat. 7,000. Photo.
2417 £3500
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on blued paper 5 orange AG-BG lower left corner marginal pair overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, superb with full original gum, AG unmounted, usual tiny natural paper specks, most attractive and very rare, we know of only one other multiple of this stamp. S.G. Spec. J128s. Photo.
2418 £1900
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange DL, a very fresh mint example of excellent colour and with large part original gum, corner crease at upper right and gum crease as usual, otherwise fine. S.G. 137, cat. 7,000. Photo.
2419 £900
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange BA of excellent colour and most attractive with neat ''GLASGOW/AU 24/94'' c.d.s., slight rubbing on ''5'' at right. S.G. 137, cat. 3,500. Photo.
2420 £1100
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange DF most attractive with central ''BELFAST/DE15/92'' c.d.s., trivial wrinkle and small area of slight colour loss at left, otherwise fine. S.G. 137, cat. 3,500. Photo.
2421 £350
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark orb 21/2d. rosy-mauve plate 2 IE on white paper, showing a spectacular perforation shift, the stamp having been cut from the sheet as if imperforate, used on 1875 (Dec. 13th) envelope (lacking top flap) from Stirling to the U.S.A., most unusual, we have recorded another example (IH) from the same sheet used on the same day to the same addressee. S.G. 139var. Photo.
2422 | £75
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark orb 21/2d. rosy-mauve plate 17 BH fine with London ''E.C./61'' duplex on neat 1880 (Feb.) envelope (opened on two sides) to Malmo, scarce. S.G. 141, Spec. J18, cat. 380.
2423 £110
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark spray 3d. rose plate 11 BG fine and fresh mint with part original gum. B.P.A. certificate (1979). S.G. 143, cat. 325. Photo.
2424 £1000
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark spray 3d. rose plate 12 AA-AD exceptionally fine and fresh mint top marginal row of four showing marginal current number (slight thinning in margin), excellent colour, AD with tiny natural paper flaw. S.G. 143, Spec. J37, cat. 1,520+. Photo.
2425 £120
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark spray 6d. grey plate 16 PK with much misplaced vertical perfs., slight creasing and perfs. trimmed at top, otherwise fine and unusual. R.P.S. certificate (2003). S.G. 147var. Photo.
2426 | £110
Surface Printed: 1876 watermark large garter 8d. pale orange-yellow plate 1 CI imperforate colour trial overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, 8d. orange plate 1 IE unused with part original gum (small faults) and SI used. (3).
2427 £450
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark large garter 8d. orange plate 1 FE exceptionally fine and fresh mint. R.P.S. certificate (1979). S.G. 156, cat. 900. Photo.
2428 | £100
Surface Printed: 188083 3d. on 3d. and 6d. on 6d., both overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, fine with gum. S.G. K8As, K8Bs, cat. 360.
2429 £750
Surface Printed: 188083 watermark crown 4d. grey-brown plate 12 AA-BB fine and fresh mint upper left corner marginal block of four, gum wrinkles and BA with natural paper flaw, lower pair unmounted, excellent colour. S.G. 160, Spec. J69, cat. 2,000. Photo.
2430 £500
Surface Printed: 188081 'Provisional Issue' 1d. Venetian red, a fine mint interpanneau marginal block of 12 (3 x 4) from the right of the sheet, the interpane margin overprinted with large black dots to represent punch holes, thought to have been made as an essay for Indian stamps (the corresponding block is in the Royal collection), most unusual. Ex Alan Gilbert. S.G. 166var., Spec. K3. Photo.
2431 £200
Surface Printed: 188081 'Provisional Issue' 11/2d. Venetian red, a fine and fresh unmounted mint block of four, upper right stamp with small brown specks on a couple of perfs. S.G. 167, Spec. K4, cat. 700. Photo.
2433 | £110
Surface Printed: 1881 die I 14 dots 1d. lilac block of four and a pair neatly cancelled by ''BIRMINGHAM'' squared circles on 1881 (Oct.) envelope to Adelaide, re-addressed to Melrose with part of the manuscript crossing two of the stamps, still fine and attractive, also die II 1d. fine used on 1899 (Sept.) Orient Line paquebot envelope to Halifax, the stamp cancelled ''MARSEILLES'' c.d.s's, very fine.
2434 £130
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots 1d. lilac diagonal bisect fine used on 1895 (July) postcard from Whitchurch to Liverpool, a commercial use accepted by the Post Office and not charged due, unusual. Photo.
2435 £200
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots 1d. lilac vertical bisect used with two complete stamps to pay 21/2d. rate on apparently commercial 1894 (Nov.) envelope from London to Brussels, the envelope rather roughly opened at top, otherwise fine and unusual. Photo.
2436 £160
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on white paper 5/- rose DD very fine and fresh lightly mounted mint. S.G. 180, cat. 700. Photo.
2437 £200
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on white paper 5/- crimson JB, 10/- ultramarine JC used with 188792 1/- pair and 4d. on piece with ''BIRMINGHAM/JY 21/99'' double ring c.d.s's, some small imperfections, attractive. Photo.
2438 £150
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on white paper 10/- ultramarine FB very fine used with light c.d.s. S.G. 183, cat. 450. Photo.
2439 £700
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac KD fine and most attractive with ''LONDON/WESTERN (OFFICE)/AU 8/87'' c.d.s., slight wrinkle and with Senf guarantee handstamp on reverse, excellent colour. S.G. 185, cat. 2,000. Photo.
2440 £500
Surface Printed: 1888 watermark orbs error 1 brown-lilac CA of excellent colour and with partly smudged ''LONDON E.C./AU 25 89'' c.d.s's, slight creases or wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. 186, cat. 3,250. Photo.
2441 £920
Surface Printed: 1888 watermark orbs error 1 brown-lilac EC, a most attractive used example with light ''BELFAST/DE 24/89'', very faint creases or bends not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine, excellent colour. S.G. 186, cat. 3,250. Photo.
2442 £400
Surface Printed: 1888 watermark orbs error 1 brown-lilac NC fine with ''BIRMINGHAM/MY17/89'' c.d.s. and additional boxed cancellation, small violet handstamp on reverse. S.G. 186, cat. 3,250. Photo.
2443 £150
Surface Printed: 188384 'lilac and green' 9d. dull green HB watermark sideways inverted, a fresh mint example with large part original gum, a faint tone spot at foot, otherwise fine. S.G. 195Wi, cat. 1,250. Photo.
2444 | £75
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1/2d. to 1/- incl. 5d. die 1 (2), 1900 1/2d. and 1/- (3 with a pair), mainly good to fine used with c.d.s. (26).
2445 | £80
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1/2d. vermilion, used between 1893 and 1897 on 82 wrappers (some printed) and three envelopes from London to Annonay (Ardche), France, cancelled ''F.B.'', etc., some with receiving datestamps, mainly good to fine. (85)
2446 | £620
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 9d. dull purple and blue, an exceptionally fine and fresh mint pane of 20 (5 x 4), all but two stamps unmounted. S.G. 209, Spec.K38(1), cat. 1,740+ (as singles).
2447 £650
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1 green EB, a mint example with part original gum, some impberfections but good appearance. S.G. 212, cat. 2,500. Photo.
2448 £900
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1 green ED exceptionally fine and fresh lightly mounted mint. S.G. 212, cat. 2,500. Photo.
2450 £200
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1 green GD very fine used with light oval registered d.s. R.P.S. certificate (1977). S.G. 212, cat. 600. Photo.
2451 | £110
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1 green EB used with oval registered d.s.'s, some creasing and other imperfections, good colour. S.G. 212, cat. 600.
2453 | £950
King Edward VII: 190213, a mainly very fine mint or unmounted mint selection comprising 190210 2d., 4d. green and brown on chalky, 5d. blocks of four, 2/6 single, 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1/2d. deep dull yellow-green (very blotchy print) vertical interpanneau pair, 191113 Somerset House 2d., 5d., 9d. (2), 10d. and 1/- date cut pairs, 6d. Royal purple top marginal pair, and 9d. marginal single. (29).
2454 | £120
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue, a selection of imperforate plate proofs comprising 1d. green singles (2, one a double impression) & marginal pair, 1d. carmine, on thin white card or paper, 1d. carmine (marginal) 4d. orange and 5d. dull purple and ultramarine on poor quality buff paper. (8)
2457 £270
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1/2d. (yellowish-green) to 1/- (12 values with 4d. orange, lacking the 7d.) used on 1910 (Aug. 10th) registered envelope from Colwyn Bay to Neuberg, 1/2d. to 3d. with some creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine, unusual. Photo.
2458 | £90
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. imperforate plate proof pairs (4) in shades of green, one a double impression. S.G. cat. 244.
2459 £520
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 3d. dull purple on orange-yellow on chalky, a very fine and fresh unmounted mint top marginal block of four from lower pane (mounted in margin). R.P.S. certificate (1978). S.G. 232a, Spec. M20(2), cat. 1,040+. Photo.
2460 £230
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 10d. slate-purple and carmine in an exceptionally fine and fresh mint lower marginal block of four, lower pair unmounted, upper pair with the barest trace of a hinge. S.G. Spec. M42(2). Photo.
2461 £350
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 10d. slate-purple and scarlet on chalky in a very fine and fresh unmounted mint upper right corner marginal block of four (mounted in margin). R.P.S. certificate (1978). S.G. 256var., Spec. M43(5)var. Photo.
2462 £220
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 10d. dull purple and scarlet on chalky in a very fine and fresh mint top marginal block of four, the upper pair unmounted. S.G. 256, Spec. M43(5). Photo.
2463 £140
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 10/- ultramarine very fine used with neat ''A01'' of the London Foreign Branch. S.G. 265. Photo.
2464 £600
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green very fine and fresh mint. APS Certificate (1976). S.G. 266, cat. 1,400. Photo.
2465 £130
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green fine with two oval registered d.s.'s. S.G. 266, cat. 500. Photo.
2466 £110
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green, used with parts of several registered d.s.'s, a little toned otherwise fine. S.G. 266. Photo.
2469 £350
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. aniline rose in a fine unmounted mint ''A 11'' control block of six (3 x 2), light gum bends or wrinkles and slight staining in lower sheet margin. S.G. 275a, Spec. M6 (7), cat. 1,650+. Photo.
2470 £500
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 3d. purple on lemon showing 'beard' flaw, very fine and fresh mint, usual natural gum wrinkles. R.P.S. certificate (2002) states 'Transient flaw'. S.G. Spec. M22(1)var. Photo.
2471 £900
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 3d. grey on lemon, fine mint, slight gum creasing, a most attractive and exceptionally fresh example. Ex Stott. R.P.S. certificate (1963) and sold with this opinion only. S.G. 285a, Spec. M22(3), cat. 2,250. Photo.
2472 £240
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 2/6 dark purple, an exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted mint lower left corner marginal example (mounted in margin). S.G. 317. Photo.
2473 | £110
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: Various on leaves with a range of shades incl. 1911 watermark crown die 1A 1d. rose-pink, die 1B 1d. rose-pink (3), mint, etc. (108).
2477 | £300
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1911 die 2 1d. carmine imperforate paper trial (b) interpanneau block of 28 (7 x 4) on John Allen special finish very thin paper, four stamps creased and a few other wrinkles, otherwise very fine. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 168, cat. 2,100+.
2478 | £110
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. blue-green plate 45a control ''K 18'' reconstructed 'miniature sheet' of 16, fine and fresh mint. R.P.S. certificate (1975). S.G. 356, Spec. N14(14), cat. 640+.
2479 £150
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. deep cobalt-green, a very fine unmounted mint ''T 22'' control single (mounted in margin). R.P.S. certificate (1976). S.G. Spec. N14(18), cat. 275. Photo.
2480 £120
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1d. scarlet [R4/11] ''Q'' for ''O'' variety, fine mint. S.G. 357ab, cat. 350. Photo.
2481 £400
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. blue Somerset House printing ''J.17'' control block of six (3 x 2). perf. type 2, exceptionally fine and fresh mint, the stamps and lower margin unmounted. S.G. 372, Spec. N21(10). Photo.
2482 £2000
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 5d., a completed die proof of Eve's issued Pillar design, fully cleared, in black on thin white glazed card (34 x 40mm), very fine and very rare. Photo.
2483 £2000
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 7d., a completed die proof of Eve's issued Pillar design, uncleared, in black on thin white glazed card (34 x 40mm), very fine and very rare. Photo.
2484 £2000
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 8d., a completed die proof of Eve's issued Pillar design, uncleared, in black on thin white glazed card (34 x 40mm), very fine and very rare. Photo.
2487 £650
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 deep green fine and fresh mint with large part original gum, a few perfs. just blunted. S.G. Spec. N72(2), cat. 1,700. Photo.
2488 £1000
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 2/6 very deep brown with watermark inverted and misplaced, a fine and fresh mint horizontal marginal pair from the right of the sheet, tips of a few perfs. just trimmed at upper right and traces of stray printing ink on a few perfs. S.G. Spec. N64(9)f. Photo.
2489 | £520
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 10/- blue very fine and fresh mint, shows part marginal watermark. S.G. 412, cat. 1,300. Brandon certificate (2003). Photo.
2490 | £130
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 2/6, 5/- and 10/- mint with slightly 'off-white' gum, 2/6 and 5/- a little creased, otherwise fine.
2491 | £95
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 10/- dull blue plate 5 [R1/1] re-entry used with rubber ''LONDON'' c.d.s., a few perfs. just blunted, also a used block of four with rubber oval registered d.s.'s, a little toned and slight creasing. Former with R.P.S. certificate (2002).
2492 | £190
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 1/2d. ''W'' and ''Y'' and 1d. ''X'', 1936 KE VIII 1/2d. ''Y'' coil leaders with one or two stamps attached. (4).
2493 £350
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 11/2d. red-brown on experimental paper (watermark type W16), plate 1, ''D 25'' control block of six (3 x 2), perf. type 2, fine mint with natural gum wrinkles, lower stamps unmounted, very scarce. S.G. 420f, Spec. N35b. Photo.
2494 £270
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 4d. grey-green ''B 24'' control strip of three with the ''2'' almost completely omitted, the ''4'' partially so and a small part of the centre stamp, due to foreign matter adhering to the plate during printing, very fine mint (mounted in margin only), one short perf. at top. S.G. 424var. Photo.
2497 £210
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d. fine used on registered first day cover from Bugle to Plymouth. S.G. 434437, cat. 500. Photo.
2498 £400
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black very fine and fresh unmounted marginal mint (mounted in margin). S.G. 438. Photo.
2499 £380
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, a fine unmounted mint top marginal example (mounted in margin) with gum just slightly 'off-white'. S.G. 438. Photo.
2500 £300
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, a lower right corner marginal example with very light ''10 MY 29'' first day of issue c.d.s., closed internal tear not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. 438. Photo.
2501 | £140
King George V: 193436 photogravure 11/2d. imperforate colour trial pairs in ultramarine, deep grey-green and scarlet, on gummed watermarked paper, each marginal from the left of the sheet, first two with creases or gum creases, otherwise fine. (6). S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 284, cat. 450.
2503 £2300
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 21/2d. Prussian blue, an apparently used example, some perfs. recut, a good spacefiller. B.P.A. certificate (2004) states 'has been provided with an obliteration and partially reperforated'. S.G. 456a, cat. 5,000. Photo.
2504 | £200
King George VI: 1937 Coronation 11/2d., 193747 1/2d., 1d., 11/2d. and 21/2d., affixed to piece and each handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' in green, probably from U.P.U. distribution to Portuguese Colonies, a little damp affected.
2505 £120
King George VI: 1937 Coronation 11/2d., the German propaganda forgery, an imperforate proof(?) on ungummed paper watermarked wavy lines, faint crease, otherwise very fine. Photo.
2506 | £120
King George VI: 193747 1/2d. to 3d. set of six German propaganda forgeries, 'used' corner marginal examples.
2507 | £230
King George VI: 1948 Silver Wedding 1, a mint sheet of 20 mounted in margins only, a few minor wrinkles, also 21/2d. mint (20). S.G. 494, cat. 800+.
2508 | £290
King George VI: 1948 Silver Wedding 1 (50) used, mainly good to fine. S.G. 494, cat. 2,000.
2509 | £290
King George VI: 1948 Silver Wedding 1 (51) used, mainly good to fine. S.G. 494, cat. 2,040.
2513 | £580
Queen Elizabeth II: 195254 Tudor watermark 1/2d., 21/2d., 5d., 10d., 11d. and 1/3, all overprinted ''CANCELLED'' (16 x 1.5mm) and with upper right corner clipped, all mounted in Harrison's pamphlet 'PHOTOGRAVURE PRINTING OF Postage Stamps' together with five sample stamps and issued stamps from New Hebrides (4), New Zealand (1) and Seychelles (6), very fine, the pamphlet with stitching removed.
2514 | £450
Queen Elizabeth II: 195254 Tudor watermark 1/2d., 5d., 10d., 11d. and 1/3 overprinted ''CANCELLED'' (16 x 1.5mm) and with upper right corner clipped, very fine without gum, very scarce. Ex Harrison's pamphlet 'PHOTOGRAVURE PRINTING OF Postage Stamps'. (5).
2515 £600
Queen Elizabeth II: 195254 Tudor watermark 11/2d. green, a cylinder 6 dot corner marginal block of six with [R19/1] ''Butterfly'' flaw state 1, very fine and fresh unmounted mint, two stamps (not variety) with minor gum wrinkles, a very rare variety, less than five examples have been recorded. S.G. Spec. S25e. Photo.
2516 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1952(c.) 4d., a large photographic essay (124 x 147mm) by M.C. Farrar-Bell, in the design adopted for the 21/2d. to 41/2d. values but featuring the original Wilding portrait of the Queen with tiara redrawn by Edmund Dulac, mounted on card. Photo.
2517 £800
Queen Elizabeth II: 195254 Tudor watermark 6d. reddish-purple, an imperforate imprimatur pair, superb unmounted. S.G. 523, Spec. S104, unpriced. A maximum of two blocks of four and two singles were offered in the NPM auctions. Photo.
2519 | £500
Queen Elizabeth II: 195368, various items from the M.C. Farrar-Bell archive incl. a selection of hand-drawn pencil essays (19) on tracing paper for various commemorative issues with 1953 Coronation (3), 1961 Europa/CEPT (2), 1965 Lister (3), 1966 Hastings (2), 1968 Anniversaries (8), also three hand-painted essays for designs for 1968 Anniversaries first day cover, photographic essays incl. National Insurance stamps, negatives, letters to M.C. Farrar-Bell from officials regarding the submission of essays for various issues incl. 1966 (Jan.) letter from the PMG (Anthony Wedgwood Benn), etc.
2520 £820
Queen Elizabeth II: 1953 Coronation, an essay (144 x 87mm) by M.C. Farrar-Bell, in the design accepted for the 1/6, handpainted in deep grey-blue, grey and Chinese white with photographic head superimposed, denominated 21/2d. and mounted on thick card marked '40' at top right and 'O/D No. 107' on reverse, most attractive and a marvellous frontispiece. Photo.
2521 | £320
Queen Elizabeth II: 1953 Coronation, a stamp sized photographic essay as last, and a further stamp sized essay in a similar but unissued design, both mounted on cards, other essay related items, also a double size photographic essay of the design as issued denominated 1/6, a corner marginal control 1 dot strip of three of the issued 1/6 signed by the designer M.C. Farrar-Bell in the margin at foot and dated '3/June/1953', lower pair unmounted, small tone spots and crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. (8 items). Ex Farrar-Bell archive.
2522 £420
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955(c.) two sets of stamp sized photographic essays by M.C. Farrar-Bell for unissued 2/6, 5/-,10/- and 1, in vertical and horizontal formats, attractive. (8). Photo.
2524 | £520
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955 Waterlow 2/6 to 1 set in matching upper left corner blocks of four, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 536-539.
2526 | £720
Queen Elizabeth II: 195558 Edward watermark 1/2d. to 1/6, a mainly fine unmounted mint selection of cylinder blocks of six, with at least two blocks of each value, the 1/6's with a few bends or creases.
2527 £800
Queen Elizabeth II: 195558 Edward watermark 1/6 grey-blue, an imperforate imprimatur pair, superb unmounted. A maximum of two blocks of four and two singles were offered in the NPM auctions. S.G. 556, Spec. S151, unpriced. Photo.
2528 £620
Queen Elizabeth II: 195865 watermark multiple crowns 1/2d. orange-red on cream paper, a wide margined imperforate vertical pair, some creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine unmounted mint, unlisted by S.G. Photo.
2529 | £210
Queen Elizabeth II: 195865 watermark multiple crowns 4d. deep ultramarine vertical top marginal strip of three, imperforate between stamp and top margin, also 3d. lower left corner marginal block of 8 (2 x 4) with the lower left corner pair misperforated due to a paper fold, and 1971 Machin 9p. traffic light block of 8 (2 x 4) with the lower four stamps doubly perforated, the 3d. block soiled, otherwise fine unmounted mint.
2530 £1000
Queen Elizabeth II: 195865 watermark crowns 4d. deep ultramarine variety double impression (the second impression is lighter), a fine unmounted mint block of four, normal single for comparison. Brandon certificate (2001) for block of five from which one stamp has been removed. S.G. 576a., var. Photo.
2531 £550
Queen Elizabeth II: 195865 watermark multiple crowns cream paper 1/- bistre-brown double print in a unique unmounted mint lower right corner marginal block of six (2 x 3) showing sheet number ''337792'', an exceptional example of this variety, normal block for comparison. S.G. 584var., Spec. S138a. Photo.
2532 £800
Queen Elizabeth II: 195861 watermark crowns graphite 2d. light red-brown, an imperforate imprimatur pair, superb unmounted. S.G. 590, Spec. S42, unpriced. Photo.
2533 £800
Queen Elizabeth II: 195861 watermark crowns graphite 4d. ultramarine, an imperforate imprimatur pair, superb unmounted. S.G. 593, Spec. S86, unpriced. Photo.
2536 | £520
Queen Elizabeth II: 196068 selection of stamp sized photographic essays for commemoratives from the M.C. Farrar-Bell archive, all but one are unadopted designs, mounted on cards (90 x 60mm), with 1960 G.L.O. (3), 1962 N.P.Y. (3), 1963 Lifeboat (3), 1965 Salvation Army (3), Lister (2), B.O.B., 1966 World Cup (2), Hastings (3), 1968 Anniversaries (8).
2537 | £420
Queen Elizabeth II: 1960 Europa set in complete sheets of 120, mainly fine unmounted mint. S.G. 621 & 622.
2538 | £420
Queen Elizabeth II: 196165 a range of commemorative sets in complete sheets unmounted mint incl. 1961 POSB, Parliamentary, 1962 NPY, 1965 Battle of Britain ordinary 4d. (3 sheets), 9d., 1/3d., phosphor 4d. (3 sheets).
2541 | £110
Queen Elizabeth II: 196770 Machin 1/6 PVA variety greenish-blue omitted in a fine unmounted mint cylinder block of six (shows very faint impression of ''2B'' cylinder), normal for comparison. S.G. 743Eva, cat. 480+.
2542 £300
Queen Elizabeth II: 197196 Machin FCP/PVAD 31/2p. deep olive-brown (faulty ink mix), fine unmounted mint. B.P.A. certificate (2004). S.G. Spec. U116(2), cat. 950. Photo.
2544 | £50
Queen Elizabeth II: 197196 Machin 10p. orange-brown & chestnut variety orange-brown omitted, 1972 Christmas 71/2p. missing ochre and 1973 Christmas 31/2p. missing grey-black (slight crease), unmounted mint. S.G. cat. 305.
2545 | £270
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1974 1/2p.(2)+1p.(2)+2p. in a complete unopened coil of 300 strips, 1981 1/2p.+4p.(3), 2p.+4p.(3) and 21/2p.+3p.(3) strips, each in a complete unopened coil of 700 strips, fine. S.G. X841nEv, X924l, X928l, X929l, cat. 3,795.
2546 £150
Queen Elizabeth II: 199295 Castles 1.50 with approx. 5mm upward shift of horizontal perfs. leaving ''CAERNARFON CASTLE'' imprint at top of stamp, a vertical gutter pair with imprint in gutter margin and lower stamp with imprint omitted, a lower marginal single also showing imprint in sheet margin at foot, and two singles (one left marginal), fine unmounted mint. (5). S.G. 1612var. Photo.
2547 £180
Queen Elizabeth II: 199295 Castles 5 variety gold (Queen's head) omitted fine unmounted mint, shows just a trace of gold remaining. S.G. 1614a. Photo.
2548 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 1995 Pioneers of Communications 25p. variety silver (Queen's head and face value) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1888, cat. 300, Pierron states 68 known. Photo.
2549 | £130
Queen Elizabeth II: 19982001 Self-adhesive (2nd) bright blue, an imperforate block of four, very fine, also 2001 2nd class booklet with pane of 12 showing approx 7mm vertical shift of the die cut perfs. S.G. 2039a, MD1var.
2551 £48
Booklets and Related Items: 1881 die II 16 dots 1d. lilac with ''SDS'' perfin of the Stamp Distribution Syndicate, fine. Photo.
2552 £200
Booklets and Related Items: 1881 die II 16 dots 1d. lilac, three examples, each with ''SDC'' perfin of the Stamp Distribution Company, small faults but very scarce, one on piece with ''BOURNEMOUTH/15 AP/93'' duplex. Photo.
2553 £380
Booklets and Related Items: 1912 (Sept.) KG V 2/- booklet complete, small surface rub on cover, otherwise fine. S.G. BB3. Photo.
2554 | £75
Booklets and Related Items: 192426 watermark block cypher 11/2d. advertising panes (3), S.G. NB15 (33 & 88) and NB15a (33), unmounted mint but with very average perfs., some slight bends, also 11/2d. pane of 6 with watermark upright fine mint (perfs. trimmed at right). (4 items). S.G. cat. 480.
2555 £1100
Booklets and Related Items: 1924 (Feb.) 2/- edition no. 1, the first to contain an advertising pane, an uncut vertical strip of four advertisers voucher copies, without stamps but with complete interleaving, very fine and rare. S.G. BB11. Photo.
2556 £680
Booklets and Related Items: 1924 (Feb.) 2/- edition no. 2, very fine and fresh, the advert pane (watermark inverted) with excellent perfs. and slight offset from advert interleaf. S.G. BB11. Photo.
2557 £200
Booklets and Related Items: 1924 (Feb.) 11/2d. advert pane (watermark upright) with the first stamp showing hairline crack flaw between Crown and ''1'' at right, the first advert label with slight thin, otherwise fine and fresh mint. S.G. Spec. NB9(2)var. Photo.
2558 | £40
Booklets and Related Items: 192433 2/- booklet edition 37, counter display book, selvedge mounts on reverse and small scratch on front, otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. BB12.
2559 £220
Booklets and Related Items: 1929 Postal Union Congress: 3/- booklet no. 168 complete, all panes upright watermark. S.G. BB25. Photo.
2560 | £300
Booklets and Related Items: 1934 ''BOOKS OF STAMPS ARE HANDY'' multicoloured display poster, most attractive.
2561 | £850
Booklets and Related Items: 193435 selection comprising 1934 2/- no. 276, S.G. BB14, 1935 3/- no. 317, S.G. BB29 (2), 5/- no. 15, Silver Jubilee 2/- (4) and 3/- (3), fair to fine. (11).
2562 £800
Booklets and Related Items: 193436 photogravure 11/2d. booklet pane of six incl. two advertising labels (''NUMBER ONE BOND/Pepys Stationery''), cylinder ''G26'' no dot with watermark inverted, fine mint with perfs. trimmed on two sides, extremely rare, believed to be the only known example. R.P.S. certificate (1975). S.G. Spec. NB27a(5). Photo.
2563 £450
Booklets and Related Items: 193436 photogravure 11/2d. booklet pane of six incl. two advertising labels (''NUMBER ONE BOND/Pepys Stationery''), cylinder ''G26'' dot with watermark inverted, missing the two stamps at right and one stamp thinned but extremely rare, believed to be the only known example. R.P.S. certificate (1975). S.G. Spec. NB27a(5). Photo.
2564 £500
Booklets and Related Items: 193436 photogravure 11/2d. booklet pane of six incl. two advertising labels (''FOR SAFETY OF CAPITAL/COMMERCIAL FIXED TRUST''), cylinder ''G26'' dot with watermark inverted, fine mint, perfs. trimmed at right, extremely rare, believed to be one of only three known examples. R.P.S. certificate (1975). S.G. Spec. NB27a(12). Photo.
2565 £450
Booklets and Related Items: 1936 KE VIII 1/2d. (watermark inverted), 1d. and 11/2d. panes of six and 11/2d. pane of four with two advertising labels, each overprint ''CANCELLED'' type 33p, exceptionally fine and fresh with gum (unmounted), superb perfs. S.G. Spec. PB1as, 2s, 3s and 5(7)s, cat. 710+. Photo.
2566 | £680
Booklets and Related Items: A KE VIII and KG VI selection of booklets comprising KE VIII 1936 6d., 2/- (6), 3/- (6), 1937 5/- (3) KG VI with 1/- (4), 2/6d. (7), 5/- (3), mainly good to fine.
2567 £1700
Booklets and Related Items: 194142 1/2d. pale green imperforate tte-bche imprimatur strip of four from booklet sheet, very fine and fresh with gum (unmounted). S.G. 485var. Photo.
2568 £1650
Booklets and Related Items: 194142 2d. pale orange imperforate tte-bche imprimatur strip of four from booklet sheet, very fine and fresh with gum (unmounted). S.G. 488var. Photo.
2569 | £2400
Booklets and Related Items: A QE II collection of pre decimal booklets contained in three albums incl. 2/- with better early phosphors, 3/- incl. 195960 graphites (5, three with 11/2d. upright watermarks), good ranges of 2/6d., 3/- and 4/6d., 5/- with mixed watermarks, graphites (3) and phosphors, mainly good to fine. (360)
2570 | £400
Booklets and Related Items: A mainly QE II collection of booklets in three albums and loose incl. KE VIII 1936 2/-, 1967 May phosphor (8, with original wrapping band), 10/- range incl. 196164 (9), mainly fine.
2571 £850
Booklets and Related Items: 1952 (May) 5/- booklet (S.G. BD31) with an additional ''MINIMUM'' pane stitched in during assembly, the 11/2d. and 21/2d. panes have been removed, a spectacular item. Photo.
2572 £300
Booklets and Related Items: 1952 (December) 5/- pattern booklet containing six panes of blank perforated gummed labels on watermarked paper, together with two interleaves, the inside front cover, inside and outside back cover, and reverse of one of the interleaves printed ''SPACE AVAILABLE FOR COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING'', scarce. S.G. BD31 but this date not issued. Photo.
2573 £1550
Booklets and Related Items: 1953 KG VI 1d. light ultramarine ''MINIMUM INLAND PRINTED PAPER RATE 11/2d.'' (15mm setting), the unique set of four cylinder F7 no dot and F7 dot panes showing the 2mm spacing error and the error corrected, very fine mint, the two panes with the error corrected are unmounted. S.G. Spec. QB19. Photo.
2574 | £90
Booklets and Related Items: 195354 selection comprising 1953 (Sept., S.G. F6) 2/6 (2), 1954 (Nov., S.G. F13) 2/6 (''SHORTHAND'' pane with good perfs., the others with cylinders), and 1954 (May) 2/6 voucher copy containing only the ''POST EARLY'' pane on script 'Harrison & Sons' watermarked paper, with blank stamp labels. (4 items).
2575 £850
Booklets and Related Items: 1953 (Nov.) 2/6 booklet (S.G. F10), spectacularly miscut. Photo.
2576 £350
Booklets and Related Items: 1953 (Nov.) QE II 21/2d. pane of six from 5/- booklet, showing a fine paper join variety, overprinted inverted ''AST'' of ''WASTE'', a faint impression which was missed by the printers and instead of being discarded was issued in a 5/- booklet dated November 1953 (original article showing pane in situ), unusual. S.G. Spec. SB80a, var. Photo.
2577 £620
Booklets and Related Items: 1954 KG VI ''SHORTH AND IN 1 WEEK'' advert proof in black on soft white card (112 x 122mm) with manuscript note indicating the intention to close the space between ''SHORTH'' and ''AND'', together with covering letter and compliment slip, also two fine mint examples of the issued pane, one showing major re-touch between stamps 1 and 2, the other (unmounted) with damage to top of ''O'' in ''SHORTHAND''. (3 items). Photo.
2578 £260
Booklets and Related Items: 1954 (March) 5/- booklet (S.G. H8), the 11/2d. pane mis-folded prior to make up and includes a portion of the pane below showing cylinder G3 no dot, unusual. Photo.
2579 | £300
Booklets and Related Items: 1954 (March) QE II 1d. ultramarine ''MINIMUM INLAND PRINTED PAPER RATE 11/2d.'' (16mm setting), cylinder F6 no dot and dot panes, fine unmounted mint, excellent perfs. S.G. Spec. SB23a.
2580 £1200
Booklets and Related Items: 1954 (March) QE II 1d. ultramarine ''MINIMUM INLAND PRINTED PAPER RATE 11/2d.'' (16mm setting), cylinder F5 dot pane, fine mint, perfs. trimmed at top but thought to be the finest of the 12 known examples. S.G. Spec. SB23a. Photo.
2581 £400
Booklets and Related Items: 195558 Edward watermark 1/2d. orange-red with watermark upright, the lower left corner pair of a booklet pane, imperforate on three sides and contained in otherwise empty June 1956 2/6 booklet, the other stamps have been roughly torn from the pane and the first stamp is damaged at top, otherwise fine unmounted mint, also the centre stamp from the upper row of the same pane, used with 11/2d. on 1956 (Sept.) letter from Chelmsford to Ilford, most unusual and unique. Photo.
2582 £180
Booklets and Related Items: 195558 watermark St. Edwards crown 11/2d. pane of six, the upper row showing double vertical perfs., fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. SB62var. Photo.
2583 £1450
Booklets and Related Items: 195558 watermark St. Edwards crown 21/2d. booklet pane of six imperforate except at foot of lower row, very fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 544bb. Photo.
2584 £270
Booklets and Related Items: 1957 (Sept.) 5/- booklet (S.G. H30) with portions of extra three 2ds. bound in on make up, unusual. Photo.
2586 £2900
Booklets and Related Items: 195865 watermark multiple crowns 1d. ultramarine on cream paper cylinder F10 dot (T), booklet pane of six with watermark upright, the upper row imperforate on three sides, very fine unmounted mint, probably unique. S.G. Spec. SB30b, unpriced. Photo.
2587 £1600
Booklets and Related Items: 195865 watermark multiple crowns 1d. ultramarine on cream paper cylinder F10 dot, booklet pane of six with watermark upright, the lower row imperforate on three sides, the selvedge at upper left is separated and small tear and slight crease in margin between the left pair not impinging on the design of either, otherwise very fine unmounted mint (natural gum line), probably unique. S.G. Spec. SB30b, unpriced. Photo.
2588 £1850
Booklets and Related Items: 195865 watermark multiple crowns 1d. ultramarine on cream paper, imperforate booklet pane of six with watermark upright, very fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 571c, Spec. SB30b, unpriced. Photo.
2589 £270
Booklets and Related Items: 195865 watermark multiple crowns 3d. pane of six printed largely on double thickness paper due to paper join showing on the upper row (part of one stamp folded over for display), unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. SB92a, var. Photo.
2590 | £80
Booklets and Related Items: 196067 phosphor 4d. booklet pane of four with watermark sideways and showing wide imperforate margin at right, fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. SB110a, var.
2591 | £130
Booklets and Related Items: 1963 ''stamp books save time'' multicoloured poster, also 1953(c.) J. Weiner Ltd. (sole advertisement contractors) advertising pamphlets (2). (3 items).
2594 £900
Booklets and Related Items: 196770 Machin 5d., a block of four booklet panes of six in tte-bche format from an uncut booklet sheet, fine unmounted mint. These were purchased from a London sub post office, it transpired that the stamps were part of a consignment stolen in transit from the printers to the booklet manufacturers. The thieves then sold the stamps at a discount to 'co-operative' post office employees for sale over the counter. The sub postmaster and other persons were subsequently arrested. Photo.
2595 | £80
Booklets and Related Items: 196870 4/6 Ship series, four proofs for the unissued ''SWALLOW'' cover, in black on glazed paper, fine.
2596 | £180
Booklets and Related Items: 1969 Stamps for Cooks 1 booklet stapled and including 5d. pane of fifteen with recipe label on uncoated paper. S.G. UB20b.
2599 | £85
Booklets and Related Items: 1971(c.) ''Pictorial Decimal Stamp Book Covers'', unissued poster proof depicting the first 10p., 25p., 30p. and 50p. covers, the 25p. incorrectly captioned ''Victorian Transport'', in black on glazed paper (210 x 244mm), very fine.
2600 £650
Booklets and Related Items: 1971, original artwork for the Esso oil and petrol advertisements used on the advertising panes in the 25p. and 50p. booklets, together with an unused standby advertisement, affixed to thick card (213 x 188mm), also original letter from Harrisons regarding this artwork and the artwork protection sheet. Photo.
2601 £190
Booklets and Related Items: 1971 30p. ''80 Years of British STAMP BOOKS'' enlarged cover proof (105 x 83mm) in black on glazed paper (146 x 116mm). Photo.
2602 £160
Booklets and Related Items: 197173 Veteran Transport Series unissued 35p. ''SHINIO!'', a metal printing plate for the unissued cover and a proof in black on glazed paper. Photo.
2603 | £230
Booklets and Related Items: 1974, three paste-ups for unissued 35p. booklets, without stamps, unusual and believed unique.
2605 | £200
Booklets and Related Items: 1978 70p. Thatching selvedge at left with cylinder 11, 70p. Dry Stone Walling with selvedge at left, 90p. Llangollen with selvedge at right, mainly fine with good perfs. (3).
2606 | £180
Booklets and Related Items: 197879 70p. ''Wattle fence making'' proof of outside cover in grey-green and red-brown on thin card (219 x 89mm) showing registration marks and signed by the designer 'E. Stemp', fine.
2607 | £130
Booklets and Related Items: 1981 1.30 Penny Black (S.G. FL1), a colour essay of the covers with the red series no. ''1'' and price ''1.30'' smaller than on the issued booklet, two example of the issued booklet for comparison.
2608 £230
Booklets and Related Items: 1983 1.60 ''Birthday Box'' (S.G. FS1), the original artwork for the cover, by Carol Walkin, on thick card (233 x 91mm), issued booklet for comparison. Photo.
2609 | £150
Booklets and Related Items: 1985 Chambon printing, printer's blueprint (790 x 580mm.) for 17p. x 3 + ''Please/use the/postcode'' label pane (found in 50p. Pillar Box and Pond Life series) in three columns of eight with annotated instructions, framed and glazed.
2610 | £320
Booklets and Related Items: An accumulation of QE II advertisers voucher booklets (249) in a small box.
2611 | £160
Booklets and Related Items: An accumulation of mainly QE II wrapper bands incl. dummy wrappers etc., in a shoebox.
2613 £300
Postage Dues: 191423 2d. agate used on first day of issue on April 20th 1914 unpaid envelope sent locally in Cambridge, handstruck ''2D/158'' on front, light cover crease crosses one corner of stamp, otherwise fine. S.G. D4. Photo.
2615 | £170
Officials: Army: 18961901 1d. lilac used on 1900 (July 23) neat blue O.H.M.S. envelope from Aldershot Camp to Cape Town. S.G. O43.
2616 | £550
Postal Fiscals: A collection incl. a good range of mint or unused incl. Draft or Receipt 1855 1d. (2, one with watermark upright), 185657 1d. (14 incl. a block, also an imprimatur), Draft 1853 1d. (7 with a pair), Inland Revenue 1860 opt. ''INLAND/REVENUE'' 1d. mint (creases), apparently unused (2) & used, 1860 wmk. single cabled anchor 1d. (8, also an imprimatur), 6d., 1864 wmk. 16mm anchor 1d. imprimatur, 1d. (10, also an imprimatur), 3d. (3), 6d., 1867 wmk. 18mm anchor 1d., 6d. (4), small format 1867 1d. (7), 186878 die 1 1d. blocks of 4 & 6, die 2 1d. blocks of 8 & 11, die 3 pair, die 4 blocks of 4 (2, also an imprimatur), 1881 wmk. orb die 4 1d. blocks of 4 (2), 11 & 24; used incl. 1867 3d., 6d., 1881 wmk. 20mm anchor 6d. with London Inland Section ''R.L.B.'' trial cancellation, covers with 1881 (2) and 1905 envs. with 186781 1ds., 1889 (Oct.) env. bearing 186067 1d., 1896 (Dec.) registered envelope bearing 186067 1d. (3), etc., also a range of other postally used Revenues incl. Bankruptcy 187289 1d. on 1884 (May) env. from Hereford to Leominster, Foreign Bill 1857 3d. with ''STALHAM/OC 4/90'' on local env., Judicature Fees 187681 1d. on 1881 (June) env. from Wilmslow to Birmingham, etc., condition varies in places.
2617 | £95
Postal Fiscals: A comprehensive collection of fiscally used surface printed adhesives incl. Receipt, Draft, Inland Revenue with 1860 ''INLAND/REVENUE'' opt. on 1d. (8, 2 on documents), Samuel Allsopp se-tenant pairs (3), etc., also Postage 188083 6d. on 6d., 188384 6d. and 190210 2/6 fiscally used on documents.
2618 £2500
Postal Fiscals: 185381 Receipt, Draft and Inland Revenue Stamps, an exceptional collection written up to exhibition standard with Receipt 1853 (Oct.) 1d. plates 1 & 2 imprimaturs, block of 4, pair and a single mint, a single with watermark upright unused (very rare, a little stained), 1853 (Dec.) 1d. pale turquoise-blue or green plate 3 imprimatur, block of 12 mint, used (4), 1d. on blue mint (3), used (2); Draft 1853 1d. plates 5 & 6 imprimaturs, a mint block of 4 on pelure paper, one on cover, 1855 1d. curious print in die proof format (possibly a book illustration), imprimatur, 1856 1d. imprimaturs (6), mint corner marginal pair showing plate no. ''35'', 1860 overprinted ''INLAND/REVENUE'' 1d. (2) mint, 1860 1d. and 3d. (creased) die proofs cut to size, 1d. imprimaturs (3), 1d. (9 with a block of 6), 3d. (2), 6d. (2) mint, 1d. (4), 6d., used, 1d. 3d. (cleaned fiscal) used on covers, 1864 1d. imprimaturs (2), 1d. (4), 3d. (2), 6d. (2), mint, 1867 3d. & 6d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, 3d. (2), 6d. (6 with a block) mint, 3d. (2), 6d. used, 6d. (3) on covers (3, 2 of which are registered), 1881 wmk. 18mm anchor 6d. mint & used, wmk. 20mm anchor 3d. used, 6d. unused and used, condition varies in places (not all the mint have gum). Photo.
2619 £210
Postal Fiscals: 1853 uncleared die proof of unadopted head for the 1853 Receipt stamp, in black on paper (23 x 25mm) affixed to card (75 x 111mm), also 1857 1d. (S.G. F7) imprimatur on bluish and an unused 1853 Receipt 1d. (S.G. F3). (3). Photo. The proof is the first example of any work done by De La Rue for the Inland Revenue
2620 £230
Postal Fiscals: 1853 Draft 1d. imperforate plate proof in pale blue on ungummed paper, very fine and rare. S.G. Spec. L104, cat. 500. Photo.
2621 | £140
Postal Fiscals: 1860 1d. and 1867 1d. imprimaturs, 1867 small format 1d. imprimatur and plate proof in black, 1877 1d. die 3 and 1881 watermark orb 1d. imprimaturs, mainly fine. (6). S.G. Spec. L109, 115, 118, 121 & 122.
2623 £1900
Postal Fiscals: 186681, small type Inland Revenue 1d. collection written up to exhibition standard, with a die proof of the finished head die no. 116 and a die proof of the finished 1d. die, both in sunken mounts from De La Rue archives, 1867 1d. imprimaturs (6), mint (5 with an irregular strip of 3), one used to make up overseas registration rate on 1898 (Mar.) envelope to Belgium, 1868 die 1 1d. die proofs (4, 3 on pieces from De La Rue striking books), top marginal imprimaturs (12), a vertical marginal colour standard strip of 5 from the left of the sheet overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, mint incl. plate no. (2) and current no. (2) marginal pieces, one on cover, 1876 die 2 1d. imprimaturs (2), mint (5), 1876 rejected die 3 1d die proofs (2), accepted die 3 1d. die proofs (2), 1877 die 3 imprimatur, 1878 die 4 1d. die proofs (2), imprimaturs (3), imperf. colour trials (for 1879 Tender) in brown-purple, light brown (marginal pair) and rose-carmine, 1881 die 4 watermark orb 1d. imprimaturs (2), two on cover, etc. Photo.
2624 | £110
Postal Fiscals: 1876 rejected die 3 1d. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''July 22, 1876'' and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', very fine. S.G. Spec. L121.
2625 | £110
Postal Fiscals: 1876 accepted die 3 1d. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''Aug 4, 1876'', very fine. S.G. Spec. L121.
2626 | £150
Postal Fiscals: 1877 die 3 1d. purple, a part sheet of 147 comprising the full first six vertical rows plus part rows 7 and 8, showing marginal plate no. ''114'' and current no. ''539'', the fifth vertical row shows missing horizontal perf. pins 13 on all stamps, fresh mint (stamps unmounted), some creasing and other imperfections, also 1878 die 4 1d. current no. ''563'' corner block of four showing missing vertical and horizontal pins. S.G. F21 & 22, Spec. L121 & 122, cat. 1,843.
2627 | £210
Postal Fiscals: 1878 die 4 1d. imperforate colour trials (4) in brown-purple, light brown, yellow-ochre and rose-carmine, on gummed watermarked paper, two with creases or bends, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. L122, cat. 500.
2628 | £90
Postal Fiscals: 1878 die 4 1d. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''Mar 1, 1878'', just a little soiled. S.G. Spec. L123.
2629 | £140
Postal Fiscals: 1881 die 4 1d. colour trials in grey-blue, claret and dull purple, perf. 14 on gummed watermarked paper, two examples of each, one with tone spot on gum, otherwise fine and fresh. (6). S.G. Spec. L123, cat. 450.
2630 £110
Postal Fiscals: 1881 watermark 20mm anchor 6d. reddish-lilac cancelled neat ''ANDOVER/JU 25/95'' skeleton c.d.s. on (not tied) front addressed to Andover, some imperfections but attractive and most unusual. S.G. F27, Spec. L127. Photo.
2631 £2400
Postal Fiscals: Embossed Issues: 186081, an exceptional collection, written up to exhibition standard, with 186071 2/6 die O, 187580 1/- die E, both overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9; unused or mint with 186071 2d. die A, 3d. die C pair, 3d. die C perf. 121/2 (some faults but one of the rarest stamps of G.B. - no example in the Royal Collection), 6d. die U, 1/- die F pair, , 1871 perf. 121/2 2d. die A, 2/6 die O, 1874 1/- die F, 187580 2d. die A, 9d. die C, 1/- dies E and F (very rare), some imperfections but a very difficult group. Photo.
2634 £300
Postal Fiscals: Embossed Issues: 186071 3d. pink die D (6.4.60), tte-bche vertical pair, very fine and fresh mint with large part original gum, usual minor gum bends or wrinkles, very scarce. S.G. F29a, Spec. L129a, cat. 1,000. Photo.
2635 | £160
Revenue Stamps: An accumulation of approx. 1,000 embossed and surface printed types in a small box.
2637 | £120
Revenue Stamps: 16651705, ten documents, comprising 1665 and 1693 prior to the introduction of embossed stamps, and 16951705 documents (8) with embossed stamps, an interesting group.
2638 | £60
Revenue Stamps: 1694 vellum document, a copy of a will, bearing embossed semi-adhesive 1d. blue stamp in the first year of use, the original of the document was dated June 27th 1694, the day before the duty was started.
2639 | £60
Revenue Stamps: 1694 vellum document, an indenture bearing embossed semi-adhesive 6d. blue stamp type VI, in the first year of use.
2640 | £150
Revenue Stamps: 1743 (November 29th) large vellum document with a handsome engraved portrait of King George II and engraved heading, 1807 (July 17th) printed document with a fine engraving of King George III, appointing Samuel Oliver to be a Distributor of Stamps for Leicestershire, signed by six Stamp Office Commissioners.
2641 | £120
Revenue Stamps: 1757 (May 6th) document appointing Humphrey Morice as 'Youngest Clerk Comptroller' of the Royal Household, signed by the Duke of Rutland as Lord Steward and countersigned by King George II.
2642 | £180
Revenue Stamps: 1784 Waggon, Wain and Cart Licence printed by the Stamp Office in a two stage process in black and red. The small tax, 2/- for two wheels (in contrast to 7 for a carriage), was imposed in 1783; in 1785 it came under the new Assessed Taxes. Such licences were thus in use for only 2 years and are very rare.
2643 | £140
Revenue Stamps: 18001992 documents (74) each with appropriated die stamp or stamps, mostly all different, interesting group, contained in two box files.
2646 | £180
Revenue Stamps: A collection of mainly 19th century embossed cut-outs (blue, pink and colourless) in a stockbook, incl. values to 55, 65, 75, 180, 200, 250, 310, 350 & 1,000. (370).
2647 | £130
Revenue Stamps: A collection of 19th and 20th century embossed vermilion cut outs in a binder, a very good range with values from 1d. to 200 (2), 500, all different dies. (550).
2648 | £320
Revenue Stamps: A collection of 20th century embossed vermilion cut-outs in a stockbook, one of each die, arranged by value to 1,000 (3), 3,000, 5,000, 15,000 (2) and 50,000. (2,250).
2650 £850
Revenue Stamps: Unappropriated Die: 1872 1d. to 20 set of 16 values imperforate plate proofs overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, each in an upper left corner marginal block of four showing marginal value and current number, a superb and spectacular group. (64). Ex Maximus (private sale). Photo.
2651 £260
Revenue Stamps: Admiralty Court: 1854 1s.0d., 2d.6d., 5s.0d., 10s.0d., 1.0.0 and 5.0.0 cut down die proofs in black on glazed cards, mounted in two countersunk frames, the first endorsed 'Admiralty Court', the 5.0.0 a little rubbed at foot, otherwise fine and most attractive. Photo.
2652 £220
Revenue Stamps: Admiralty Court: 1854 5.0.0 cut down die proofs in brown and green on glazed card, fine and rare. Photo.
2653 £240
Revenue Stamps: Admiralty Court: 1858 watermark flag and anchor 1s.0d. to 5.0.0 set of six (various papers) overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', each in an upper left corner marginal pair showing marginal plate number and ''(Crown)/ADMIRALTY/(value)'' marginal handstamp, mainly very fine and fresh with gum, the 5.0.0 with some perf. separation, also two examples of flag and anchor watermarked paper which was used exclusively for these issues. (8 items). Photo.
2654 | £110
Revenue Stamps: Bankruptcy: 188196 1d. to 10/- overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9 and 1, 2 and 5 overprinted type 11, mainly fine and fresh with part to large part original gum. (14). Booth 5265.
2655 £300
Revenue Stamps: Chancery Court: 1856 1.0.0 cut down die proofs (2) in lavender and pale orange on glazed card, the latter a little rubbed, otherwise fine and rare, also a piece (77 x 91mm) of Chancery Court 'Maces' watermarked paper. (3 items). Photo.
2656 | £80
Revenue Stamps: Chancery Court: 185658 3d. to 1.0.0 set of 21 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', mainly fine and fresh with gum.
2657 £200
Revenue Stamps: Common Law Courts: 186575 6d., 1s., 2s., 5s., 10s. and 1 cut down die proofs in black on glazed card, mounted in three countersunk cards, the 10s. with some discolouration, otherwise fine and rare. Photo.
2658 £420
Revenue Stamps: Common Law Courts: 186575 5s. pale blue, 10s. carmine and 1 green cut down die proofs on glazed card, fine and rare, also 1d. to 1 set of seven left marginal examples overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', fine and fresh with gum. (10). Photo.
2659 £480
Revenue Stamps: Companies Registration: 186781 6d. (2), 1s. (2), 5s. (3) and 1 (2), cut down die proofs in various colours on glazed card, some a little rubbed, otherwise fine and a most spectacular group. (9). Photo.
2660 | £190
Revenue Stamps: Companies Registration: 186781 watermark ship 4d. to 1 set of five overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' in upper right corner marginal blocks of four, each showing marginal plate number and marginal handstamp, also two pieces of 'ship' watermarked paper with 4 and 8 impressions respectively. (7 items).
2661 £1400
Revenue Stamps: Consular Service: 1883 hand painted essays in colour for three proposed designated designs for Pence, Shilling and Pound values, denominated 1d., 1s. and 1 and with further hand painted value tablet for 11 other values, a superb example of the De La Rue artists' work. Photo.
2662 | £210
Revenue Stamps: Consular Service: 1886 1d. to 5 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9 and affixed to part page from Inland Revenue presentation album, a few small imperfections. (14). Booth 22-35
2663 £350
Revenue Stamps: Consular Service: 1943 (June 1st) receipt bearing a total of 2,886.12s.6d. KG V Consular Service adhesives, comprising 48 50's on one side in multiples, a further nine 50's in strips on the other side together with 10 strip of 3, 1 (2), 10s. and 2s.6d., all cancelled ''BRITISH CONSULTAE/GENERAL/4JUN43/CAIRO'' c.d.s's in violet and embossed consular seal, a spectacular item. Photo.
2664 | £550
Revenue Stamps: Copyright Royalty Stamps: A remarkable collection of mainly gramophone stamps in a binder, all different, condition varies. (860).
2665 | £90
Revenue Stamps: Customs: 1882-1904 Embossed 3d. to 5s. (6 values), overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' and affixed to part page headed 'Customs', from presentation book. Booth 32-37.
2666 £380
Revenue Stamps: Customs Baggage: 1885 unadopted hand-drawn essays (2) in pencil, dull blue and Chinese white, in vertical and horizontal formats on tracing paper, both dated 'NOV. 30th 85' and with light manuscript cross, very fine and most attractive. Photo.
2667 | £180
Revenue Stamps: Excise paper Duty: 184856 Perkins bacon plate for Scotland (Dagnall type IV) label in black and blue, printed by the Congreve process, a fine example.
2668 | £580
Revenue Stamps: Foreign Bill: 18541970 collection with many complete sets, incl. 1860 embossed 10 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 187172 2d., 3d., 5/-, 2, 5 imperforate proofs in black, 2.10s. imperforate proof in mauve overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, 1872 1d. to 5 set in matching marginal blocks of four with values below 1 with each pair sharing single ''SPECIMEN'' overprint, and 1 to 5 each overprinted diagonally, 1881 1d. to 5 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, KE VIII, KG V & KG VI values to 50 used, etc.
2669 | £110
Revenue Stamps: Foreign Bill: 1854 2.5.0 die proof in orange on glazed card (60 x 92mm), some rubbing and ageing at edges, also a cut down example in yellow-brown, fine. (2).
2673 | £220
Revenue Stamps: Judicature Fees: 187576 selection comprising 2s. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''July 28, 1876.'' and with pencilled corrections, 4s. imperf. plate proof in black, 2s., 5s., 1 (8 with a block of 6) imperf. plate proofs or colour trials overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', and a piece of 'scales' watermarked paper with 6 impressions, some imperfections.
2674 | £120
Revenue Stamps: Legacy and Estate Duty: 44 stamped documents from 1800, mainly all different with some scarce, also 16 duplicates. (60 items).
2675 | £90
Revenue Stamps: Local Authority Stamps: Gloucestershire 187580 undenominated sheet of 20 (5 x 4) in dull blue on gummed unwatermarked paper, showing showing plate ''1'' and ''495'' current numbers, very fine and fresh.
2676 | £80
Revenue Stamps: Local Authority Stamps: Gloucestershire 187580 undenominated sheet of 20 (5 x 4) in pale chestnut on gummed unwatermarked paper, unusually showing single ''338'' current number at lower right and no other marginal markings, very fine and fresh.
2677 | £230
Revenue Stamps: Local Authority Stamps: Northamptonshire 1870 1d. to 1 imperforate plate proof blocks of four of the name and duty plate in black, 1882 name on plate imperforate undenominated plate proofs in pale chestnut and pale mauve, 1882 1d. to 1 (7 values) in dull green and carmine and the same values in dull brown and mauve overprinted ''GAOL'', mainly fine mint.
2679 £580
Revenue Stamps: Matrimonial Cause: 185975 1s. imperforate plate(?) proof in black on wove paper, 10s. (2) and 1 (2) cut down die proofs in various colours on glazed card, some slight rubbing, otherwise fine and a rare group. (5). Photo.
2680 | £65
Revenue Stamps: Matrimonial Cause: 1866 6d. to 1 set of six overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, very fine and fresh with gum, centering varies. Booth 1318.
2681 | £140
Revenue Stamps: National Insurance: 1971 12.22, 18.72 and 19.76 in complete sheets of 60 and 28.60 half sheet of 30, all overprinted ''CANCELLED'' in red, each with mss. file no. in lower margin. (210).
2682 | £130
Revenue Stamps: National Insurance: 1971, two printers' file sheets affixed with 38 high value National Insurance stamps between 5.50 and 58.11 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', none of these values were issued
2685 | £160
Revenue Stamps: Probate Court: 185860 1d. to 1 imperforate plate proofs in black on white wove paper, very fine. (5).
2686 £320
Revenue Stamps: Probate Court: 185860 1 grey-green and 5 buff cut down die proofs on glazed card, fine and rare. Photo.
2687 £620
Revenue Stamps: Probate Court: 1860 3d. to 5 set in lower right corner marginal blocks of four showing serial numbers and marginal inscription, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, mainly very fine and fresh with gum, one 1s. stained, the 5 with perf. separation between stamps and margin at right reinforced, a spectacular set. (32). Booth 2936. Photo It was these stamps, printed in ultramarine, which led to the Telegraph, and later the Postage 5 being printed in orange, ultramarine having been chosen for the Telegraphs 5 but abandoned when it was realised it might be confused with Probate stamps of the same colour.
2688 £130
Revenue Stamps: Probate Court: 1860 3d. to 5 set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, very fine and fresh with gum (mostly unmounted), all except the 3d. show broken vertical perf. pin at top on both sides. (8). Booth 2936. Photo. It was these stamps, printed in ultramarine, which led to the Telegraph, and later the Postage 5 being printed in orange, ultramarine having been chosen for the Telegraphs 5 but abandoned when it was realised it might be c