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Great Britain Postage Stamps & Postal History

Sale number: 24

Thursday 17th November 2005

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1 | £8000
Collections and Mixed Lots: 184054 die I 1d. collection in four albums incl. 1840 1d. (28) plates 1a to 11 with plate 4 GB apparently unused, plate 11 QJ with good margins except just clipped at lower right, 1841 1d. plates 1b (2), 2 (6), 5 (4), 8 (12 incl. BC-BD unused pair), 9 (12), 10 (12 incl. BC-BD pair with distinctive Manchester 'fishtail' M.C.'s), 11 (11, with BD & KD unused, SE cancelled in red), 184153 1d. plates 12 (10) to 171 (8), 172, 173 (2, one cancelled in blue), 175 (2, one unused but badly cut into), incl. multiples with plates 24, 38, 46, 70, 74, 78, 85, 90, 150, in blocks, 1854 SC16 1d. plates 155 (3) to R6 (7) (less 168) incl 199 (5), 204 (4); with varieties, shades, coloured cancellations, etc., some unused. (Many 100's).
2 | £1750
Collections and Mixed Lots: A working study of missing imprimatur letterings of later alphabet I plates and mostly perforated alphabet II plates, condition varies. (100's).
3 | £600
Literature: The Essential Guide to the Great Britain Line Engraved Stamps 18401864 by Dr. K.W. Statham, vols. 114 as new in seven presentation boxes.
4 | £120
Literature: The Line-Engraved Postage Stamps of Great Britain Printed by Perkins, Bacon & Co. by E.D. Bacon, Vols. I and II (1920), slight soiling, otherwise good condition.
5 | £160
Literature: Various in three cartons, incl. The Cancellations of the 1841 Penny Red by Goldsmith & Danzig, Penny Red Star Part 1 by Tonna, GB Journals, A History of the Adhesive Stamps of the British Isles by Wright & Creeke (1899, damaged), varied condition.
6 | £350
Literature: A selection of plating guides with The Plating of the Penny Red (5 vols.), Archer Perfs., Plating of Alphabet II (3 vols) etc. contained in a carton, fair to good.
7 £120
Inverted Watermarks: 1840 1d. black plate 4 JC with good margins on three sides, clipped at foot, rather heavily applied black Maltese Cross leaves profile almost clear, very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS23e, cat. 2,000. Photo.
8 £1250
Inverted Watermarks: 1841 1d. plate 9 EK with clear to good margins on three sides, just clipped at foot, small faults, otherwise fine with neat black Maltese Cross, very rare, we know of only two examples. S.G. Spec. AS57 (inverted watermark not listed on the red printing). Photo.
9 | £8500
Inverted Watermarks: 1841 1d. alphabet I, a selection (109), comprising plates 15, 17, 20, 21, 24 (2). 25, 26, 28, 31, 37, 38 (rejoined pair), 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 50 (2), 52, 56 (2), 57, 58, 60, 61, 62 (3), 64 (2), 66, 68, 69 (4), 70 (4 with a pair), 71, 72, 74, 76, 79, 80, 82, 8489, 92 (2), 93, 94, 95, 96 (3), 97 (2), 98 (3), 99107, 109117, 118 (pair), 119 (2), 120 (2), 121, 122, 123 (2), 124128, 129 (2), 130 and 131, condition varies as to be expected with such a group, about 45 with full margins, the rest mostly three margined examples, a remarkable assembly.
10 £400
Inverted Watermarks: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 107 MK attractive with ample to large margins and neat ''70'' numeral of Bideford, light crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS32var. Photo.
11 | £3000
Inverted Watermarks: 185253 alphabet II 1d. plates 132 to 173 complete less 144, 148, 152 and 159, condition varies but generally above average, 28 with full margins, the rest mostly three margined examples, a very rare group. (38). S.G. Spec. B2c.
12 | £650
Inverted Watermarks: 185253 alphabet II 1d. plates 132 (2), 133, 137, 141 (2), 142, 143 (3), 145 (2), 150 (2), 154 (2), 160, 161, 162, 163 (2), 164 (4), 166 (3), 167 (2), 168 (3), 169 and 172, condition varies, about 15 with full margins, the rest mostly with three margins. (35). S.G. Spec. B2c.
13 £400
Inverted Watermarks: 185253 alphabet II 1d red-brown plate 152 GF-HF rare vertical pair in a pale shade, very fine used with clear to large margins and neat ''929'' numeral of Yeovil leaving profiles clear. S.G. Spec. B2c. Photo.
14 £210
Inverted Watermarks: 185253 alphabet II 1d red-brown plate 160 DL with very large margins and neat ''648'' numeral of Rochdale, slight creasing, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. B2c. Photo.
15 £260
Inverted Watermarks: 185253 alphabet II 1d. plates 173 SH, fine used with clear to large margins. S.G. Spec. B2c. Photo.
16 £2200
Inverted Watermarks: 185253 alphabet II 1d red-brown plate 177 DI, an exceptionally fine example with good margins and lightly cancelled, just a trace of light creasing or wrinkling in no way detracting, very rare. S.G. Spec. B2c. Photo.
17 £1400
Inverted Watermarks: 1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. plate 100 NG, very fine used and very scarce. S.G. 16bWi, Spec. CE2, cat. 1,250+. Photo.
18 | £3200
Inverted Watermarks: 1854 die I, alphabet II SC16 1d. plates 157, 162164, 166, 167, 169, 171174, 176178, 180183, 185, 186, 188191, 193195, 197200, 202, 203, R1R3, R5 & R6, condition varies but the majority are good to fine, a very scarce group. (35). S.G. 17/18Wi, Spec. C1d.
19 | £920
Inverted Watermarks: 1854 die I, alphabet II SC16 1d. plates 162, 167 (2), 169, 172 (2), 173, 176 (2), 180 (3), 182, 190, 191, 193 (2), 202 (2), 203 and R5, condition varies, mostly of good to fine appearance. (21). S.G. 17/18Wi, Spec. C1d.
20 | £720
Inverted Watermarks: 1854 die I, alphabet II SC14 1d. plates 197 BB, 198 MI, 202 QE, 203 CH and R2 IF, R4 IH, R5 BL, mainly fair to fine, QE defective. S.G. 22Wi, Spec. C2d.
21 | £1250
Inverted Watermarks: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. selection comprising SC14 plates 13, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 19 & 21, SC16 plates 16 & 8, LC16 plate 5, LC14 plates 1, 5, 8, 1013, 15, 16 & 1921, mixed condition. (30). S.G. Spec. C3d, 4c, 5c & 6c.
22 | £1250
Inverted Watermarks: 185663 die II, alphabet III 1d. selection comprising LC14 on blued plates 2427, 33, 35, 36, 38 & 40, LC14 on white plates 27, 34, 3639 (2), 40, 41, 42 (3, one unused), 43, 44 (2), 4648, 49 (2), 52, 5558, 6163, 66, 67 & 68 (2), also 1861 alphabet IV plate 51 and 1862 plates R15 & R16, condition varies. (42). S.G. Spec. C8c, C10e/ea, C12f & C13c.
23 £1050
Inverted Watermarks: 185663 die II, alphabet III LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 64 DA watermark type I, neatly cancelled, corner perforation missing at lower right, otherwise fine and very rare. SG. Spec. C10e. Photo.
24 £2400
Inverted Watermarks: 185663 die II, alphabet III LC14 on white paper 1d. pale rose plate 65 HG watermark type I, very fine and lightly cancelled leaving the Queen's head almost completely clear, a few perfs. just blunted and trace of a faint crease or wrinkle, a great rarity. SG. Spec. C10e. Photo.
25 £700
Inverted Watermarks: 1857 LC16 1d rose-red plate 45 MF, neat ''723'' numeral of Southampton, two perforations clipped at upper right, otherwise very fine and fresh, rare. SG. Spec. C11e. Photo.
26 | £6000
1841 1d. accumulation/stock between plates 1b and 63 arranged by lettering in an old and somewhat battered stockbook and on stock pages in three binders, with 'black plates' 1 (10), 2 (40), 5 (47), 8 (60), 9 (70), 10 (45), 11 (190), plates 12 to 28 mostly missing, plates 29 to 120 mainly well represented with many 100's of some plates, very mixed condition. (Many 1,000's).
27 | £4500
1841 1d. plates plates 1b (13), 2 (58), 5 (110), 8 (120), 9 (160), 10 (85), 11 (265), 12 (105), 13 (19), 14 (29), 15 (155), 16 (80), 17 (45), 18 (50), 19 (180), 20 (180), 21 (150), 22 (85), 23 (220), 24 (200), 25 (220), 26 (180), 27 (210), 28 (120), 29 (70), 30 (45), 31 (95), 32 (110), 33 (175), 34 (180), 35 (120), 36 (125), 37 (60), 38 (60), 39 (70), in mixed condition in two stockbooks. S.G. cat. 200,000+.
28 | £3500
1841 1d. plates 2 to 175 accumulation on stock pages with appparently all plates represented with quantities varying between about 3 and 100 of each, many crammed into the pages inc plates 107 (70), 173 (30), 174 (8), 175 (5), etc., mixed condition. (1,000's).
29 | £580
1841 1d., a collection of plated multiples between plates 2 and 166 in two Byron albums, , many pairs and strips and with blocks from plates 68 (3), 72, 78, 83, 89, 93, 96, 101 (2), 102 (2), 104, 116, 125, 128 & 143, very mixed condition. (100's).
30 | £1300
1841 1d., a selection of plated unused examples (71) between plates 12 and 124, incl. plates 12 KI, 14 CH, 16 SL, 17 JB, 23 LB, 35 CC, 36 SH with full margins, plate 13 DF just touched, etc., condition varies, mostly with three to four margins, some with original gum.
31 | £8000
1841 1d. plates 40 to 175 accumulation/stock arranged by lettering in eight stockbooks, a few examples of the rarer plates with plates 107 (9), 173 (24), 174 (13) & 175 (5), the other plates in varying quantities, the most plentiful being plates 68 (598), 69 (459), 70 (422), 71 (419), 72 (357), 73 (246), 74 (307), 75 (353), 76 (346), 77 (214), 78 (193), 79 (341), 80 (351), 81 (626), 84 (337), 85 (536), 86 (320), 87 (493), 91 (309), etc., mixed condition, the majority three margined but a good number with full margins. (Many 1,000's).
32 | £270
1841 1d. plates 43 MJ, RF, 68 RD, 73 RB, 77 JD, 94 RG, 101 QF and 128 HL, all with faked perforations, an unusual group.
33 | £1250
The following ??? lots are Ken's working collection of reconstructions and provide excellent reference including most of the missing imprimatur positions, as usual for a study of this nature the quality varies from poor to very fine, the quoted catalogue values do not include varieties and later states (unless mentioned). Throughout the collection Ken indicated a few platings he was unsure of with a pencil cross, we believe the vast majority of the plating to be correct. Plate 1 (161). S.G. 7, Spec. AS6 etc., cat. 40,250+.
34 | £1300
Plate 2 (212). S.G. 7, Spec. AS18 etc., cat. 42,400+.
35 | £2200
Plate 5 (230) incl. later states (some ex G. Mason). S.G. 7, Spec. AS26 etc., cat. 24,200+.
36 | £900
Plate 8 AA-TL complete plus 4 duplicates. (244). S.G. 7, Spec. AS47 etc., cat. 21,960+.
37 | £1400
Plate 9 AA-TL complete plus 2 duplicates, one of which (OE) has watermark inverted but defective. (246). S.G. 7, Spec. AS57 etc., cat. 22,940+.
38 | £1600
Plate 10 AA-TL complete less CJ-CL, plus duplicate RD. (238). S.G. 7, Spec. AS69 etc., cat. 21,420+.
39 | £720
Plate 11 AA-TL complete plus two duplicates. (242). S.G. 7, Spec. AS74 etc., cat. 18,150+.
40 | £980
Plate 12 AA-TL complete with some later states, plus two duplicates. (242). S.G. Spec. BS1 etc., cat. 14,520+.
41 | £1050
Plate 13 AA-TL complete plus duplicate OL. (241). S.G. Spec. BS2 etc., cat. 30,125+.
42 | £780
Plate 14 AA-TL complete incl. CC-CF full margined strip of four, plus duplicate CE & CF. (242). S.G. Spec. BS3 etc., cat. 18,150+.
43 | £600
Plate 15 AA-TL complete, plus duplicate ML & SK. (242). S.G. Spec. BS4 etc., cat. 13,200+.
44 | £700
Plate 16 AA-TL complete incl. AK-BL full margined block of four, plus duplicate AK, BK, BL, HG & IA. (245). S.G. Spec. BS5 etc., cat. 12,525+.
45 | £420
Plate 17 AA-TL complete plus duplicate EA. (241). S.G. Spec. BS6 etc., cat. 13,255+.
46 | £1250
Plate 18 AA-TL complete plus duplicate CF, FE & QG. (243). S.G. Spec. BS7 etc., cat. 23,085+.
47 | £500
Plate 19 AA-TL complete incl. RC-RF strip of four, plus duplicate DK-DL pair, IA, RC, RD, RF, SL & TL. (248). S.G. Spec. BS8 etc., cat. 11,160+.
48 | £600
Plate 20 AA-TL complete plus duplicate EI, GG & HK. (243). S.G. Spec. BS9 etc., cat. 10,935+.
49 | £600
Plate 21 AA-TL complete plus duplicate CC, IA & MH. (243). S.G. Spec. BS10 etc., cat. 10,935+.
50 | £600
Plate 22 AA-TL complete plus duplicate DE, GD & RL, very useful reference as the imprimatur sheet is missing. (243). S.G. Spec. BS11 etc., cat. 10,935+.
51 | £600
Plate 23 AA-TL complete plus duplicate MC, very useful reference as the imprimatur sheet is missing. (241). S.G. Spec. BS12 etc., cat. 10,845+.
52 | £400
Plate 24 AA-TL complete plus duplicate GG, HD, HI & OB. (244). S.G. Spec. BS13 etc., cat. 10,980+.
53 | £400
Plate 25 AA-TL complete plus duplicate CA (state 2). (241). S.G. Spec. BS14 etc., cat. 10,950+.
54 | £420
Plate 26 AA-TL complete plus duplicate LI. (241). S.G. Spec. BS15 etc., cat. 10,845+.
55 | £480
Plate 27 AA-TL complete plus duplicate IC. (241). S.G. Spec. BS16 etc., cat. 10,845+.
56 | £450
Plate 28 AA-TL complete plus duplicate EK, KH & QH. (243). S.G. Spec. BS17 etc., cat. 12,150+.
57 | £520
Plate 29 AA-TL complete plus duplicate OA, OC & TL. (243). S.G. Spec. BS18 etc., cat. 12,150+.
58 | £680
Plate 30 AA-TL complete plus duplicate SB. (241). S.G. Spec. BS19 etc., cat. 21,690+.
59 | £500
Plate 31 AA-TL complete plus duplicate AH & AI. (242). S.G. Spec. BS20 etc., cat. 10,890+.
60 | £450
Plate 32 AA-TL complete plus duplicate CC, GB, RG & RI. (244). S.G. Spec. BS21 etc., cat. 10,980+.
61 | £620
Plate 33 AA-TL complete, the ''R'' row showing ''P'' converted to ''R'', plus duplicate BA, KD & QI. (243). S.G. Spec. BS22 etc., cat. 11,475+.
62 | £650
Plate 34 AA-TL complete plus duplicate JH, LA, OJ, OK & SL. (243). S.G. Spec. BS23 etc., cat. 11,475+.
63 | £450
Plate 35 AA-TL complete plus duplicate AB, BA, EK, FH, HL, NC, NK, PA, PB, PF, RL & SA. (252). S.G. Spec. BS24 etc., cat. 12,600+.
64 | £600
Plate 36 AA-TL complete plus duplicate NE, some with 1844-type cancellations. (241). S.G. Spec. BS25 etc., cat. 12,050+.
65 | £680
Plate 37 AA-TL complete less RH, incl. pairs (15) and strips of four (4), plus 18 duplicates, all but 25 with Maltese Crosses. (257). S.G. Spec. BS26 etc., cat. 21,755+.
66 | £850
Plate 38 AA-TL complete incl. CB-DD block of 6, CH-CL strip of 5, JF-OF vertical strip of 6, 16 pairs, and 30 duplicates, all but about 50 with Maltese Crosses. (270). S.G. Spec. BS26A etc., cat. 18,250+.
67 | £820
Plate 39 AA-TL complete incl. CH-CK strip of 4, GF-GJ, JB-JF strips of 5, KA-KF, LA-LF strips of 6, 11 pairs and 26 duplicates, about 120 with Maltese Crosses. (266). S.G. Spec. BS26B etc., cat. 14,110+.
68 | £920
Plate 40 AA-TL complete plus duplicate LB, KB is state 1a, about 140 with Maltese Crosses. (241). S.G. Spec. BS26C etc., cat. 20,800+.
69 | £600
Plate 41 AA-TL complete plus duplicate FG, FH & HE, 62 with Maltese Crosses. (243). S.G. Spec. BS26D etc., cat. 11,915+.
70 | £700
Plate 42 AA-TL complete less FJ, GL & LI, plus duplicate EL, LH & MB, 29 with Maltese Crosses. (240). S.G. Spec. BS26E etc., cat. 10,575+.
71 | £650
Plate 43 AA-TL complete plus duplicate GL, MJ & RI, a few with Maltese Crosses. (243). S.G. Spec. BS26F etc., cat. 9,555+.
72 | £820
Plate 44 AA-TL complete less FK & MI, plus duplicate GE, ID & IG, a few with Maltese Crosses. (241). S.G. Spec. BS26G etc., cat. 9,335+.
73 | £480
Plate 45 AA-TL complete less AG, plus duplicate GB & PC. (241). S.G. Spec. BS26H etc., cat. 8,810+.
74 | £500
Plate 46 AA-TL complete plus duplicate LI. (241). S.G. Spec. BS27, cat. 6,025+.
75 | £550
Plate 47 AA-TL complete plus duplicate KC & OK. (242). S.G. Spec. BS27, cat. 6,050+.
76 | £550
Plate 48 AA-TL complete plus 11 duplicates. (251). S.G. Spec. BS27, cat. 5,020+.
77 | £650
Plate 49 AA-TL complete less HB, HC & OA, incl. FG-GH & QB-RC blocks of 4, plus 11 duplicates. (249). S.G. Spec. BS27, cat. 10,000+.
78 | £650
Plate 50 AA-TL complete less OJ, plus 8 duplicates. (247). S.G. Spec. BS27, cat. 9,880+.
79 | £420
Plate 51 AA-TL complete plus 8 duplicates. (248). S.G. Spec. BS27, cat. 4,960+.
80 | £480
Plate 52 AA-TL complete plus 10 duplicates. (250). S.G. Spec. BS27, cat. 5,000+.
81 | £480
Plate 53 AA-TL complete plus 13 duplicates. (253). S.G. Spec. BS27, cat. 5,060+.
82 | £400
Plate 54 AA-TL complete plus 4 duplicates. (244). S.G. Spec. BS27, cat. 4,880+.
83 | £400
Plate 55 AA-TL complete plus 5 duplicates. (245). S.G. Spec. BS27, cat. 4,900+.
84 | £480
Plate 56 AA-TL complete plus 8 duplicates. (248). S.G. Spec. BS27, cat. 5,456+.
85 | £550
Plate 57 AA-TL complete plus 4 duplicates. (244). S.G. Spec. BS27, cat. 7,320+.
86 | £450
Plate 58 AA-TL complete plus duplicate QI. (241). S.G. Spec. BS27, cat. 7,230+.
87 | £550
Plate 59 AA-TL complete plus 6 duplicates. (246). S.G. Spec. BS28, cat. 6,888+.
88 | £500
Plate 60 AA-TL complete plus 6 duplicates. (246). S.G. Spec. BS28, cat. 4,920+.
89 | £500
Plate 61 AA-TL complete plus 12 duplicates. (252). S.G. Spec. BS28, cat. 5,040+.
90 | £550
Plate 62 AA-TL complete plus 18 duplicates. (258). S.G. Spec. BS28, cat. 5,160+.
91 | £550
Plate 63 AA-TL complete plus 21 duplicates. (261). S.G. Spec. BS28, cat. 5,220+.
92 | £550
Plate 64 AA-TL complete incl. LG-MI block of 6, plus 11 duplicates. (251). S.G. Spec. BS28, cat. 5,020+.
93 | £350
Plate 65 AA-TL complete less FJ, plus 10 duplicates. (249). S.G. Spec. BS28, cat. 4,980+.
94 | £350
Plate 66 AA-TL complete plus 9 duplicates. (249). S.G. Spec. BS28, cat. 4,980+.
95 | £380
Plate 67 AA-TL complete incl. DG-EH block of 4, plus 10 duplicates. (250). S.G. Spec. BS28, cat. 5,500+.
96 | £420
Plate 68 AA-TL complete plus 8 duplicates. (248). S.G. Spec. BS28, cat. 5,456+.
97 | £400
Plate 69 AA-TL complete plus 11 duplicates. (251). S.G. Spec. BS28, cat. 5,020+.
98 | £450
Plate 70 AA-TL complete plus 14 duplicates. (254). S.G. Spec. BS28, cat. 5,080+.
99 | £550
Plate 71 AA-TL complete plus 8 duplicates incl. TG-TH pair in second state. (248). S.G. Spec. BS28, cat. 4,960+.
100 | £550
Plate 72 AA-TL complete plus 18 duplicates. (258). S.G. Spec. BS28, cat. 5,160+.
101 | £520
Plate 73 AA-TL complete plus 11 duplicates. (251). S.G. Spec. BS28, cat. 5,020+.
102 | £420
Plate 74 AA-TL complete plus 14 duplicates. (254). S.G. Spec. BS28, cat. 5,080+.
103 | £700
Plate 75 AA-TL complete plus 10 duplicates, LK 'Union-Jack' re-entry is a good example with clear to large margins on three sides. (250). S.G. Spec. BS28, cat. 6,480+.
104 | £400
Plate 76 AA-TL complete plus 3 duplicates. (243). S.G. Spec. BS29, cat. 4,860+.
105 | £420
Plate 77 AA-TL complete plus 8 duplicates, BA the B-blank corrected has good margins on three sides but faults at foot. (248). S.G. Spec. BS29/b, cat. 5,940+
106 | £290
Plate 78 AA-TL complete plus 11 duplicates. (251). S.G. Spec. BS29, cat. 5,020+.
107 | £260
Plate 79 AA-TL complete plus 12 duplicates. (252). S.G. Spec. BS29, cat. 5,040+.
108 | £270
Plate 80 AA-TL complete plus 13 duplicates. (253). S.G. Spec. BS29, cat. 5,060+.
109 | £320
Plate 81 AA-TL complete plus 4 duplicates. (244). S.G. Spec. BS29, cat. 4,880+.
110 | £290
Plate 82 AA-TL complete less LL, plus 13 duplicates. (252). S.G. Spec. BS29, cat. 6,300+.
111 | £300
Plate 83 AA-TL complete plus 13 duplicates. (253). S.G. Spec. BS29, cat. 6,325+.
112 | £270
Plate 84 AA-TL complete plus 11 duplicates. (251). S.G. Spec. BS29, cat. 5,020+.
113 | £300
Plate 85 AA-TL complete plus 20 duplicates. (260). S.G. Spec. BS29, cat. 5,200+.
114 | £300
Plate 86 AA-TL complete plus 14 duplicates. (254). S.G. Spec. BS29, cat. 5,080+.
115 | £420
Plate 87 AA-TL complete plus 28 duplicates. (268). S.G. Spec. BS29, cat. 5,360+.
116 | £650
Plate 88 AA-TL complete plus 14 duplicates. (254). S.G. Spec. BS30, cat. 6,350+.
117 | £480
Plate 89 AA-TL complete plus 12 duplicates. (252). S.G. Spec. BS30, cat. 6,300+.
118 | £290
Plate 90 AA-TL complete plus 7 duplicates. (247). S.G. Spec. BS30, cat. 5,434+.
119 | £380
Plate 91 AA-TL complete incl. OH-PJ block of 6, plus 26 duplicates. (266). S.G. Spec. BS30, cat. 6,000+.
120 | £350
Plate 92 AA-TL complete plus 11 duplicates. (251). S.G. Spec. BS31, cat. 7,530+.
121 | £380
Plate 93 AA-TL complete plus 12 duplicates. (252). S.G. Spec. BS31, cat. 6,300+.
122 | £380
Plate 94 AA-TL complete plus 12 duplicates. (252). S.G. Spec. BS31, cat. 6,300+.
123 | £380
Plate 95 AA-TL complete plus 15 duplicates. (255). S.G. Spec. BS31, cat. 6,375+.
124 | £380
Plate 96 AA-TL complete plus 8 duplicates. (248). S.G. Spec. BS31, cat. 6,200+.
125 | £380
Plate 97 AA-TL complete plus 8 duplicates. (248). S.G. Spec. BS31, cat. 6,200+.
126 | £380
Plate 98 AA-TL complete plus 6 duplicates. (246). S.G. Spec. BS31, cat. 6,150+.
127 | £850
Plate 99 AA-TL complete plus 15 duplicates. (255). S.G. Spec. BS31, cat. 8,955+.
128 | £650
Plate 100 AA-TL complete plus 16 duplicates. (256). S.G. Spec. BS31, cat. 7,168+.
129 | £380
Plate 101 AA-TL complete incl. EA-FB block of 4, plus 14 duplicates. (254). S.G. Spec. BS31, cat. 6,350+.
130 | £700
Plate 102 AA-TL complete incl. CC-DE block of 6, plus 22 duplicates. (262). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 6,550+.
131 | £750
Plate 103 AA-TL complete less AC & OJ, incl. QI-RK full margined block of 6, plus 23 duplicates. (261). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 7,308+.
132 | £850
Plate 104 AA-TL complete plus 21 duplicates. (261). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 7,308+.
133 | £1100
Plate 105 AA-TL complete less AD & QA, incl. IC-JE & IE-JF blocks, the ''S'' row showing inverted ''S'', plus 27 duplicates. (265). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 9,416+.
134 | £550
Plate 106 complete less AA, AC, AG & AL, plus 17 duplicates. (253). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 7,196+.
135 | £14500
Plate 107 complete less CF, GL, ML, OI, OL, SF, SL, TA, TE, TI & TL, plus 22 duplicates, the ''S'' row showing inverted ''S'', about 150 with full margins, some very fine, the balance mostly with three margins. (251). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 50,700+.
136 | £650
Plate 108 complete less AA, AC, FB, IE, IG, NG, TJ & TL, incl. FD-GE block of 4, plus 17 duplicates. (249). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 7,968+.
137 | £2100
Plate 109 AA-TL complete less AL, DH, HJ, KD, OG, QF, TA & TH, incl. BL with watermark inverted, CC-DD block of 4, plus 44 duplicates. (276). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 12,500+.
138 | £750
Plate 110 AA-TL complete less FC, GK, GL, HG, HJ, HK, II, OA, SL, & TH-TJ, incl. AC & QD with watermark inverted, plus 21 duplicates. (249). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 11,485+.
139 | £700
Plate 111 AA-TL complete less MA, PA, TA, & TD, plus 17 duplicates. (252). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 8,064+.
140 | £620
Plate 112 AA-TL complete incl. RJ-SK block of 4, plus 17 duplicates. (257). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 6,425+.
141 | £700
Plate 113 AA-TL complete less FF, IB, JB, TA, TE & TF, incl. KI-LJ & PC-QE blocks of 4 & 6, TC apparently with private roulette (very similar to Treasury), plus 23 duplicates. (257). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 7,196+.
142 | £750
Plate 114 complete less AA, AC, AD, ID, JI, JJ, KI, ML, PC, & RI, incl. PI-QJ block of 4, plus 12 duplicates. (242). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 9,680+.
143 | £1050
Plate 115 AA-TL complete less AB, AD, AE, JG, JJ & PD, incl. QJ-RL full margined block of 6, plus 12 duplicates. (246). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 8,610+.
144 | £520
Plate 116 AA-TL complete less AD & OF, incl. PG-QI block of 6, plus 15 duplicates. (253). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 6,325+.
145 | £920
Plate 117 AA-TL complete less AB, FB, GG, GH, GJ, GK, HI, II, LB, ML, NG OE, PD, PH, RA, RB & TI, incl. SK-TL block of 4, plus 13 duplicates. (236). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 9,440+.
146 | £600
Plate 118 complete less TL, plus 10 duplicates. (249). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 6,225+.
147 | £600
Plate 119 AA-TL complete less AG, AJ, HH & LA, incl. KB-LC block of 4, QI-RK large margined block of 6, plus 20 duplicates. (256). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 6,550+.
148 | £1300
Plate 120 complete less AE, BA, GL, KK, SE, SL & TL, plus 19 duplicates. (252). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 8,064+.
149 | £600
Plate 121 AA-TL complete less NL & PE, plus 18 duplicates. (256). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 6,400+.
150 | £600
Plate 122 AA-TL complete less KI, plus 14 duplicates. (253). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 6,325+.
151 | £700
Plate 123 AA-TL complete plus 8 duplicates. (248). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 6,944+.
152 | £1000
Plate 124 AA-TL complete less AH & AK, plus duplicates. (250). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 6,250+.
153 | £1050
Plate 125 AA-TL complete less RK, incl. AK-BL block of 4, plus 8 duplicates. (247). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 6,175+.
154 | £600
Plate 126 AA-TL complete plus 18 duplicates. (258). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 6,450+.
155 | £600
Plate 127 AA-TL complete plus 19 duplicates. (259). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 6,475+.
156 | £1050
Plate 128 complete less AA, AB, AG, II, JJ, LJ & TE, plus 15 duplicates. (248). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 6,200+.
157 | £600
Plate 129 complete less AA, AJ, EF, JB, HJ & TL, plus 20 duplicates. (254). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 8,128+.
158 | £600
Plate 130 AA-TL complete less AC, HG, HJ, MH & NF, plus 15 duplicates. (250). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 7,000+.
159 | £600
Plate 131 AA-TL complete less IJ & RB, plus 8 duplicates. (246). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 6,888+.
160 | £600
Plate 132 AA-TL complete less AB & PF, plus 10 duplicates. (248). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 7,936+.
161 | £600
Plate 133 AA-TL complete less JH, plus 9 duplicates. (248). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 7,936+.
162 | £600
Plate 134 AA-TL complete less AK, AL & JE, plus 13 duplicates. (250). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 8,000+.
163 | £600
Plate 135 AA-TL complete incl. SG-TK block of 10, plus 15 duplicates. (255). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 7,140+.
164 | £600
Plate 136 AA-TL complete incl. FD-GF block of 4, plus 11 duplicates. (251). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 8,785+.
165 | £850
Plate 137 complete less AA, AK, CI, DK, FK, NB, & TL, plus 19 duplicates. (252). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 8,064+.
166 | £600
Plate 138 complete less RG, RH & TL, plus 15 duplicates. (252). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 7,056+.
167 | £600
Plate 139 AA-TL complete less AJ, KB & RG, incl. FD-FL strip of 9, plus 12 duplicates. (249). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 7,968+.
168 | £600
Plate 140 AA-TL complete less IG, IJ, IK, JJ, NC & RF plus 14 duplicates. (248). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 8,222+.
169 | £1100
Plate 141 AA-TL complete less AK, BA, JA, JJ & RA, incl. BG-CH block of 4, plus duplicates. (249). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 8,715+.
170 | £600
Plate 142 AA-TL complete plus 24 duplicates. (264). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 7,392+.
171 | £900
Plate 143 AA-TL complete less BK & ML, plus 13 duplicates. (251). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 8,032+.
172 | £600
Plate 144 AA-TL complete less AB, plus 8 duplicates. (247). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 6,916+.
173 | £600
Plate 145 AA-TL complete less AK, IG, LD & MC, incl. SJ-TK block of 4, plus 13 duplicates. (249). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 7,968+.
174 | £950
Plate 146 AA-TL complete less IG, incl. EJ-FK block of 4, plus duplicates. (262). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 7,336+.
175 | £600
Plate 147 AA-TL complete less HI, incl. AB-AE-BD-BE irregular block of 6, plus 13 duplicates. (252). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 7,056+.
176 | £600
Plate 148 complete less AA, AJ, AK, IL, JG, plus 11 duplicates. (246). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 6,888+.
177 | £600
Plate 149 AA-TL complete less AF, IG, & IJ, incl. GL marginal showing inscription, plus 5 duplicates. (242). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 6,776+.
178 | £600
Plate 150 AA-TL complete plus 17 duplicates. (257). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 7,196+.
179 | £600
Plate 151 complete less AA & IG, incl. HK-IL block of 4, plus 13 duplicates. (251). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 7,028+.
180 | £600
Plate 152 AA-TL complete less AD, plus 6 duplicates. (245). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 6,860+.
181 | £600
Plate 153 AA-TL complete incl. EK-FL block of 4 & LA-OB block of 8, plus duplicates. (255). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 7,140+.
182 | £600
Plate 154 complete less AA & AJ, plus duplicates. (245). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 6,860+.
183 | £8000
Plate 155 AA-TL, study in an album of this fascinating plate which is believed to have been subject to a complete repair of all 240 units on two occasions, all letterings represented either imperf. (less GH, IB and QK) and perf. (less AL,CK, DB, EC, EJ, FH, GF, GJ, HE, LB, IL, JD, KA, LC, MG, MH, NA, QH & SA), comprising a total of 390 imperfs. incl. MH-ML full margined strip of 5 (MI defective) and 312 perforated, arranged according to Ken's identification of the states, together with notes of missing states that he had seen, a unique lot. (702). S.G. Spec. B2 & C1, cat. 23,000++.
184 | £650
Plate 156 complete less TL, plus 6 duplicates. (245). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 6,860+.
185 | £600
Plate 157 AA-TL complete plus 11 duplicates. (251). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 8,785+.
186 | £600
Plate 158 AA-TL complete less AD, MH & TH, incl. IC-IL defective strip of 10, plus 21 duplicates. (258). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 7,224+.
187 | £600
Plate 159 AA-TL complete less AG, GF & GH, plus 18 duplicates. (255). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 8,160+.
188 | £600
Plate 160 AA-TL complete less QJ, plus 20 duplicates. (259). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 9,065+.
189 | £600
Plate 161 AA-TL complete less AK, plus 14 duplicates. (253). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 8,885+.
190 | £600
Plate 162 complete less AA, plus 9 duplicates or later states. (248). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 8,680+.
191 | £600
Plate 163 AA-TL complete less JJ, plus 15 duplicates or later states. (254). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 8,890+.
192 | £800
Plate 164 AA-TL complete incl. KI-LL full margined block of 8, plus 17 duplicates or later states. (257). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 9,425+.
193 | £800
Plate 165 AA-TL complete incl. LJ-NK block of 6, plus 18 duplicates. (258). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 9,280+.
194 | £700
Plate 166 AA-TL complete less AJ & MC, plus 12 duplicates. (250). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 8,750+.
195 | £700
Plate 167 AA-TL complete plus 8 duplicates. (248). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 9,920+.
196 | £700
Plate 168 AA-TL complete plus 8 duplicates. (248). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 9,920+.
197 | £700
Plate 169 AA-TL complete less TA, plus 14 duplicates. (253). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 10,120+.
198 | £1200
Plate 170 AA-TL complete plus 10 duplicates. (250). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 11,250+.
199 | £800
Plate 171 AA-TL complete plus 3 duplicates. (243). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 9,720+.
200 | £1650
Plate 172 AA-TL complete less OC & PB, plus 7 duplicates. (245). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 11,025+.
201 | £3800
Plate 173 AA-TL complete less AH, EJ, HL, IG & KJ, incl. EG-EH, GA-HA, PA-PB pairs, NI-NL strip of 4, plus 5 duplicates, about 125 with full margins, the balance mainly with three margins. (240). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 18,000+.
202 | £2900
Plate 174 less 48 letterings, incl. RH-RI pair on deeply blued, HA-HD strip of 4, plus 5 duplicates, fairly mixed, about 85 with full margins. (197). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 29,550+.
203 £160
Plate 174 FE very fine used with large to huge margins and neat ''75'' numeral of Birmingham. S.G. Spec. B2. Photo.
204 | £7000
Plate 175, 144 different letterings incl. missing imprimatur letterings AB, AC, AI, AJ, AK, HK, IG, IJ & IK, plus two duplicates, about 40 with full margins, the majority of the rest with three margins. (146). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 73,000.
205 £350
Plate 175 AG (missing imprimatur), a lake-red shade, fine with good margins and ''466'' numeral of Liverpool. S.G. B2, cat. 500. Photo.
206 £260
Plate 175 CJ, a most unusual chocolate-brown shade, fine used with good even margins, slight crease at top. S.G. B2, cat. 500. Photo.
207 £210
Plate 175 DH with good to very large margins, small imperfection at foot mainly in margin not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. B2, cat. 500. Photo.
208 £300
Plate 175 EE, a pale red-brown shade, fine used with ample to large margins and ''210'' numeral of Colchester. S.G. B2, cat. 500. Photo.
209 £210
Plate 175 FD, a huge margined example with ''75'' numeral of Birmingham, slight rubbing and tiny corner creases confined to margins, otherwise fine. S.G. B2, cat. 500. Photo.
210 £250
Plate 175 GL, a pale shade, fine used with ample to good margins. S.G. B2, cat. 500. Photo.
211 £350
Plate 175 IE, fine used with good to large even margins. S.G. B2, cat. 500. Photo.
212 £170
Plate 175 IL (missing imprimatur), fine used with clear to large margins and ''387'' numeral of Huddersfield, slight bend. S.G. B2, cat. 500. Photo.
213 £260
Plate 175 LB, fine used with good to large margins, slight ageing on reverse. S.G. B2, cat. 500. Photo.
214 £350
Plate 175 LD, fine used with good to large margins. S.G. B2, cat. 500. Photo.
215 £350
Plate 175 LE, fine used with ample to very large margins. S.G. B2, cat. 500. Photo.
216 £170
Plate 175 MA, good to large margins, slight creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. B2, cat. 500. Photo.
217 £240
Plate 175 PD, a pale shade, fine used with ample to large margins, ''567'' numeral of Newton Abbot. S.G. B2, cat. 500. Photo.
218 £350
Plate 175 QD, very fine used with clear to very large margins, neatly cancelled. S.G. B2, cat. 500. Photo.
219 £260
Plate 175 QI fine used with good to large margins. S.G. B2, cat. 500. Photo.
220 £180
Plate 175 RE, a pale lake-red shade, fine used with ample to large margins, clear profile, slight ageing on reverse. S.G. B2, cat. 500. Photo.
221 £190
Plate 175 SD, a pale shade showing plate wear, good to large margins and lightly cancelled, tiny thin spot otherwise very fine. S.G. B2, cat. 500. Photo.
222 | £3200
Plate 176, 36 different letterings incl. missing imprimatur letterings AC & IK, mainly three margined examples, poor to good, a very scarce group. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 43,200.
223 £350
Plate 176 AD (missing imprimatur), a rich shade, fine with ample to large margins except just shaved at upper left corner, Manchester ''498'' numeral leaving profile almost clear. S.G. B2, cat. 1,200. Photo.
224 £650
Plate 176 AG (missing imprimatur), a pale shade, fine with good margins, trace of slight creasing. S.G. B2, cat. 1,200. Photo.
225 £260
Plate 176 AH (missing imprimatur), an orange-brown shade, fine with ample to good margins except just shaved at two places, light Irish numeral leaves profile clear. S.G. B2, cat. 1,200. Photo.
226 £650
Plate 176 AJ (missing imprimatur), a pale shade, fine with ample to good margins. S.G. B2, cat. 1,200. Photo.
227 £400
Plate 176 CC, a brownish shade, small to good margins and neatly cancelled, slight creasing, otherwise fine. S.G. B2, cat. 1,200. Photo.
228 £820
Plate 176 DE exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins. S.G. B2, cat. 1,200. Photo.
229 £500
Plate 176 EC most attractive with ample to huge margins showing parts of three adjoining stamps, neat ''312'' numeral of Gloucester, slight creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. B2, cat. 1,200. Photo.
230 £380
Plate 176 EE with ample to large margins and neat upright central ''75'' numeral of Birmingham, small corner crease and pinhole not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. B2, cat. 1,200. Photo.
231 £920
Plate 176 HE very fine used with ample to large margins and light neat ''53'' numeral of Bath. S.G. B2, cat. 1,200. Photo.
232 £780
Plate 176 IL (missing imprimatur) a very fine large margined example with indistinct Irish numeral. S.G. B2, cat. 1,200. Photo.
233 £680
Plate 176 MH fine used with ample to large margins, centrally cancelled, faint bend. S.G. B2, cat. 1,200. Photo.
234 £680
Plate 176 ML, a pale shade showing plate wear, fine used with clear to very large margins except just shaved at right of ''L'' square, ''75'' numeral of Birmingham. S.G. B2, cat. 1,200. Photo.
235 £480
Plate 176 OD-OE very scarce pair, each with good margins on three sides, otherwise fine, fresh colour. S.G. B2, cat. 2,400. Photo.
236 £380
Plate 176 OK, a pale shade with good margins, creasing at foot, otherwise fine. S.G. B2, cat. 1,200. Photo.
237 £350
Plate 176 QK with good to very large margins, tear into ''Q'' square not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. B2, cat. 1,200. Photo.
238 £380
Plate 176 RB attractive with good to large margins except just touching at lower right corner of ''B'' square, small corner creases not detracting from appearance, and small ink mark at foot, otherwise fine . S.G. B2, cat. 1,200. Photo.
239 £230
Plate 176 RB, unused with good to large margins on three sides, clipped at top and slight staining on reverse. S.G. Spec. B2. Photo.
240 £290
Plate 176 RI attractive with full margins and neat ''75'' numeral of Birmingham, diagonal crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. B2, cat. 1,200. Photo.
241 £750
Plate 176 RJ, orange-brown shade, fine used with good to large margins, cancelled in Manchester. S.G. B2, cat. 1,200. Photo.
242 £170
Plate 176 SE with full margins and Irish ''179'' numeral of Drogheda, slight creasing and small split at right not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. B2, cat. 1,200. Photo.
243 £750
Plate 176 SG fine used with good margins and Scots ''204'' numeral. S.G. B2, cat. 1,200. Photo.
244 £230
Plate 176 TK with good to large margins on three sides, just shaved at foot. S.G. B2, cat. 1,200. Photo.
245 | £3200
Plate 177, 23 different letterings incl. missing imprimatur letterings AC & AJ, mainly three margined examples, incl. BK-BL pair on 1854 (March) piece, poor to good, a very scarce group. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 34,500.
246 £550
Plate 177 BF in a pale orange-brown shade, attractive with full margins, small faults not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 1,500. Photo.
247 £550
Plate 177 CK on blued with good to large margins and crisp London District Post ''73'' numeral, tiny surface rubs, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 1,500. Photo.
248 £220
Plate 177 EB in a pale orange-brown shade showing plate wear, clear margins almost all around, lightly cancelled. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 1,500. Photo.
249 £650
Plate 177 IH of very fine appearance with good to large margins and neat London Inland Section ''23'' numeral, two tiny thin spots and small corner crease not detracting. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 1,500. Photo.
250 £880
Plate 177 KH (missing imprimatur) fine used with good margins, trivial corner bends. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 1,500. Photo.
251 £320
Plate 177 MG, attractive with good to large margins and neat ''890'' numeral of Windsor, some thinning and small corner crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 1,500. Photo.
252 £500
Plate 177 MK, most attractive with good to very large margins and light neat ''561'' numeral of Newport, minute pinholes not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 1,500. Photo.
253 £350
Plate 177 NG attractive with clear to good margins except just shaved at upper left corner, diagonal creases, otherwise fine, neat ''London District Post ''73'' numeral. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 1,500. Photo.
254 £300
Plate 177 OE with good margins except for scissor cut or small repair at lower left corner, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 1,500. Photo.
255 £350
Plate 177 RE with good to huge margins, slightly heavy London Inland Section numeral, horizontal crease, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 1,500. Photo.
256 £1100
Plate 177 RF in a pale orange-brown shade, fine with wide even margins, fairly heavily cancelled. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 1,500. Photo.
257 £780
Plate 177 RJ with good margins, slight corner creases not detracting, very fine for this. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 1,500. Photo.
258 | £3000
Later Line Engraved: An accumulation of 1d. stars in a two stockbooks, on stockpages in two binders and a small album, mainly arranged by issue, plate or lettering, mixed condition. (Many 1,000's).
259 | £1700
Later Line Engraved: An accumulation of mainly LC14 1d. stars in a shoe box, many plated, mixed condition. (13,000+).
260 | £1700
Later Line Engraved: An accumulation of mainly LC14 1d. stars in a shoe box, plated and unplated, mixed condition. (11,000+).
261 | £1250
An accumulation of mainly LC14 1d. stars in a box, mainly unplated, mixed condition. (9,000+).
262 | £3200
1850 Archer perf. 16 1d., a selection in varied condition, comprising plates 93 (9), 94 (2), 96 (2), 97 (7), 98 (7), 99, 100 (3) and 101 (3), mainly fair to good. (34). S.G. 16b, Spec. CE2, cat. 14,450+.
263 £300
1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. red-brown plate 93 PH, very fine and lightly cancelled. S.G. 16b, Spec. CE2, cat. 425. Photo.
264 | £550
1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. plates 94 GG, 98 PH, 99 CI, 100 QD and 101 DF, mainly fair to good, some imperfections first clipped at top. (5). S.G. 16b, Spec. CE2, cat. 2,125.
265 £230
1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. red-brown plate 96 NG, fine. S.G. 16b, Spec. CE2, cat. 425. Photo.
266 £270
1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. red-brown plate 96 SJ, very fine, tiny corner perf. crease. S.G. 16b, Spec. CE2, cat. 425. Photo.
267 £350
1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. red-brown plate 101 HH, fine with ''191'' numeral of Chippenham. S.G. 16b, Spec. CE2, cat. 425. Photo.
268 | £720
A plated stock in a stockbook, most plates represented (less 165, 168, 170, 199 & 204), condition varies, many good to fine. (600).
269 | £620
An unused or mint plated selection comprising plates 155, 176 (2), 177, 178 (2), 179 (pair), 180183, 192, 193, 196, 200, 201, 203, R4, R5 & R6, also SC14 plate R4, condition varies, mainly good to fine appearance. (21). S.G. 17/18, 22, Spec. C1 & 2, cat. 5,450+.
270 | £4000
Plate 157, 157 different letterings from this scarce plate. S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 12,560+. For plate 155 see lot ???
271 | £950
Plate 162, 213 different letterings, plus two duplicates and second states of NB, QA & QD. (218). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 8,720+.
272 | £2700
Plate 163, 128 different letterings and duplicate CE, TG is state 2. (129). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 11,610.
273 | £1200
Plate 164, 202 different letterings plus 7 duplicates or 2nd states. (209). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 7,315+.
274 | £1900
Plate 165, 48 different letterings, mainly good to fine and a very scarce group. S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 6,000+.
275 | £700
Plate 166 complete less AC, AF, AJ, AK, BK, BL, CI, CJ, EJ, FI, FK, HK, HL, JA, JI, LK, ML, OI & TL, plus duplicate RI-SI pair. (223). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 6,690+.
276 | £600
Plate 167 complete less 26 letterings, plus 3 duplicates. (217). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 6,510+.
277 | £700
Plate 169, 196 different letterings plus 2 duplicates. (198). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 6,336+.
278 | £6200
Plate 170, 39 different letterings from this scarce plate, many good to fine. S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 8,775+.
279 | £650
Plate 171 complete less 34 letterings, plus 8 duplicates or 2nd states. (214). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 6,848+.
280 | £650
Plate 172 AA-TL complete less AK, AL, CJ, CL, DK, DL, GK, GL, HK, MD & QG, plus 7 duplicates or 2nd states. (236). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 7,080+.
281 | £800
Plate 173 complete less AA, CK, FA, FG, JF, JI, JK & KF, plus 25 duplicates or 2nd states. (257). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 7,710+.
282 | £900
Plate 174 complete less 29 letterings, plus 3 duplicates. (214). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 6,848+.
283 | £900
Plate 175 AA-TL complete less 24 letterings, plus 7 duplicates. (223). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 7,136+.
284 | £900
Plate 176 AA-TL complete less AI, AK, AL, CA, JJ, JK & NL, plus 19 duplicates. (252). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 7,560+.
285 | £1100
Plate 177 complete less AA, AB, AD, AF, AH, AK, AL, BL, DK, FA, IL, KL, LK, MK, OK, PF & RK, plus 3 duplicates. (236). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 7,080+.
286 | £650
Plate 178 complete less AA, AB, AD, AH, AK, AL, DG, DH, DK, FG, FI, GH, HL, IJ, MA, ML, NB, OB, PL, RB, SA, SG, SJ & TB, plus duplicate AJ, CA, GL, JF, MK, NK & SL (2). (224). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 6,720+.
287 | £700
Plate 179 complete less AA, AB, EK, JK, SJ & SL, plus 8 duplicates. (242). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 7,260+.
288 | £700
Plate 180 complete less AA, AF, AG, AK, BE, BG, BJ-BL, DK, EK, EL, FJ, FK, IL, JG, QJ & TB, plus 4 duplicates. (226). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 6,780+.
289 | £650
Plate 181 complete incl. QJ with ''DE 18/01'' c.d.s., less AA-AC, AE, AG, AH, BC, BF, BG, CH, CL, EJ, EL, FI, HK, NJ, NK, OI, QI, TE & TL, plus 9 duplcates. (228). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 6,840+.
290 | £650
Plate 182 complete less 39 letterings, plus 3 duplicates, incl. missing imprimatur letterings AC, AG-AI, AL, GK, HH, HI, & TL. (204). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 6,528+.
291 | £650
Plate 183 complete less 33 letterings, plus 3 duplicates, incl. missing imprimatur letterings AA-AD, AF, AH, IH & TL. (210). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 6,720+.
292 | £650
Plate 184 complete less 28 letterings, plus 4 duplicates, incl. missing imprimatur positions AA, AB, AE, AG, AH, AJ, HK, HL (2), IH, II & TL. (216). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 6,912+.
293 | £650
Plate 185 complete less 49 letterings, plus 8 duplicates, incl. missing imprimatur letterings AA-AL (less AC & AJ, AB has watermark inverted), IH-IK & TL (2). (199). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 6,486+.
294 | £700
Plate 186 complete less 57 letterings, plus duplicate EB, incl. missing imprimatur letterings AA, AD-AF, AJ & II. (184). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 7,360+.
295 | £700
Plate 187 complete less 34 letterings, plus 3 duplicates, incl. missing imprimatur letterings AA, AC-AE, IH-IJ, IL & TL. (209). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 7,315+.
296 | £700
Plate 188 complete less AA, AB, AD, AH, HB, HC, HK, HL, IG, IK, JI, LG, & MJ, plus 8 duplicates. (235). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 7,050+.
297 | £700
Plate 189 complete less 30 letterings, plus 7 duplicates, incl. missing imprimatur letterings AC, AD, AG, AL, GG, GI, GL, HL & TL. (217). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 6,944+.
298 | £700
Plate 190 complete less 29 letterings, plus 8 duplicates, incl. missing imprimatur letterings FK, FL, GG & GK. (219). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 7,008+.
299 | £700
Plate 191 complete less 22 letterings, plus 13 duplicates, incl. missing imprimatur letterings GK, GL, HG-HJ, HL, TA-TC, TE-TJ & TL. (231). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 7,392+.
300 | £700
Plate 192 complete less 26 letterings, plus 9 duplicates, incl. missing imprimatur letterings AC, AE-AJ, AL, FK, GH, GI, GL & TL (2). (231). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 7,392+.
301 | £700
Plate 193 complete less 21 letterings, plus 8 duplicates, incl. missing imprimatur letterings GK, GL, HG-HI, HK, HL, TD, TE, TG (2), TH, TI, TJ, TK (2) & TL. (227). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 7,264+.
302 | £700
Plate 194 complete less CJ, IL, OC, PL, SH, SI & SL, plus 11 duplicates. (244). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 7,320+.
303 | £700
Plate 195 complete less AK, HE, KA, JK, KI, LI, MI, ML, OA, OI, QH, RD, TE, TI, TK & TL, plus 16 duplicates. (240). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 7,680+.
304 | £700
Plate 196 complete less CC, DB, DD, CB, FG, GF, HB, IB, JA, JC, NA, ND, OA, RC, SF, SJ, SK, TF & TH, plus 7 duplicates. (228). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 6,840+.
305 | £650
Plate 197 complete less 38 letterings, plus 9 duplicates, incl. missing imprimatur letterings SA-SI, SL, TD-TF, TI & TL. (211). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 6,752+.
306 | £700
Plate 198 complete less 33 letterings, plus 9 duplicates, incl. missing imprimatur letterings AA-AE, AG-AI, AL, QG, QH, QJ-QL & TL. (216). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 6,912+.
307 | £6000
Plate 199, 121 different letterings from this scarce plate incl. missing imprimatur letterings AH, SF, SH, SI, SL & TK, about 75% are good to fine. S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 12,100+.
308 | £700
Plate 200 complete less 43 letterings, plus 5 duplicates, incl. missing imprimatur letterings AC, AE, AF, AH, GG, GH, GI (2), GL, HK, HL & TL. (202). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 8,080+.
309 | £700
Plate 201 complete less 64 letterings, plus 6 duplicates, incl. missing imprimatur letterings AD-AG, AI-AK, RH, SF, SG, SK & SL. (182). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 8,190+.
310 | £700
Plate 202 AA-TL complete less AI, AL, DF, DJ, EG, FA, GL, HG, JB, KK, LH, LI, LL, MA, ML, NG, PA, PD, SA, SC, SE & TE plus 15 duplicates, incl. EC-GF block of 12. (233). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 7,456+.
311 | £650
Plate 203 complete less 73 letterings, plus 7 duplicates, incl. missing imprimatur letterings AB, AC, AF, AG, AI, HL, QF, QH, QK & QL. (174). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 6,960+.
312 | £3500
Plate 204, 125 different letterings, plus duplicate OD, incl. missing imprimatur letterings AE, AF, AH, AJ, AK, SF, SG, SI & TL. S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 12,500+.
313 | £550
Plate R1 complete less 29 letterings, plus 4 duplicates, incl. missing imprimatur letterings AB, AC, AE-AL, IK, JG, JI, JJ (2) & TL. (215). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 6,880+.
314 | £550
Plate R2 complete less 22 letterings, plus 7 duplicates, incl. missing imprimatur letterings AB-AK, IK, IL, JG-JI, JL & TL (2). (225). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 6,750+.
315 | £550
Plate R3 complete less 30 letterings, plus 4 duplicates, incl. missing imprimatur letterings AB-AE, AG-AJ, AL, IK, JG-JI, & TL. (214). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 6,848+.
316 | £600
Plate R4 complete less 42 letterings, plus 11 duplicates, incl. missing imprimatur letterings AB-AD, AG-AJ, IL, JH, JJ & TL (2). (209). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 8,360+.
317 | £600
Plate R5 complete less 26 letterings, plus 6 duplicates, incl. missing imprimatur letterings AB-AI, HK, IG, IH, IJ & IK, . (220). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 7,040+.
318 | £600
Plate R6 complete less 24 letterings, plus 4 duplicates, incl. missing imprimatur letterings AB, AD-AJ, AL, GK, GL, HG-HK, & TL. (220). S.G. 17/18, Spec. C1, cat. 7,040+.
319 | £6000
1855 die I, alphabet II SC14 1d. plates 194 to R6 collection of partial reconstructions in an album, comprising plates 194 (68), 195 (5), 196 (54), 197 (19), 198 (53), 200 (57), 201 (72), 202 (157 incl. AA-DB block of 8) 203 (96), 204 (83), R1 (122), R2 (123). R3 (99), R4 (116), R5 (117), R6 (133), incl. plates R4 TD and R6 PJ with watermarks inverted but defective), rather mixed condition. S.G. Spec. C2, cat. 104,000+.
320 | £2000
1855 die II, alphabet II 1d., a plated stock in a stockbook with SC14 (200) plates 1 to 15, SC16 (340) plates 1 to 15 (less 13), and LC14 (630) plates 1 to 21 (less 3 & 18), a useful lot, condition varies.
321 | £1300
1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plates 1 to 21 collection in an album with some mint or unused incl. SC14 plates 2 EI, 4 LB, 7 LI, 19 SF-SG pair, SC16 plate 9 KB, LC14 plate 7 GG, 8 EC, 11 LB, 13 HF, 14 GE, 15 BG, DK; used with shades, varieties, cancellation interest etc. (100's).
322 | £1000
1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 1 SC14 (17), SC16 (226), LC16 (63) and LC14 (234), all letterings represented. S.G. Spec. C36, cat. 29,700+.
323 | £1550
Plate 2 SC14 (200), SC16 (225), LC16 (35) and LC14 (233), all letterings represented. S.G. Spec. C36, cat. 28,750+.
324 | £2200
Plate 3 SC14 (148) and SC16 (157). S.G. Spec. C3 & 4, cat. 27,450+.
325 | £1150
Plate 3 LC14, eight fair to good used examples of this rare plate, CK, DJ, EG, FE, ID, JB, LJ and TF, some faults. S.G. Spec. C6, cat. 4,800.
326 £230
Plate 3 LC14, OL, fine, centred low. S.G. Spec. C6, cat. 600. Photo.
327 £700
Plate 3 LC14, QI on deeply blued paper, neatly cancelled, a few perfs. just blunted at foot but exceptionally fine for this rare plate, most attractive. S.G. Spec. C6, cat. 600. Photo.
328 | £1600
Plate 4 SC14 (214), SC16 (complete less MC, RE & PH), LC16 (34) and LC14 (complete). (725). S.G. Spec. C36, cat. 28,935+.
329 | £2600
Plate 5 SC14 (203), SC16 (222), LC16 (20) and LC14 (228), all letterings represented incl. minute ''G'' and inverted ''S'' varieties. (673). S.G. Spec. C36, cat. 32,000+.
330 | £1400
Plate 6 SC14 (211), SC16 (234), LC16 (34) and LC14 (237), all letterings represented incl. minute ''G'' varieties. (673). S.G. Spec. C36, cat. 33,000+.
331 | £1300
Plate 7 SC14 (197), SC16 (227), LC16 (31) and LC14 (238), all letterings represented. (693). S.G. Spec. C36, cat. 31,600+.
332 | £2000
Plate 8 SC14 (188), SC16 (193), LC16 (29) and LC14 (226), all letterings represented except JD & RB. (636). S.G. Spec. C36, cat. 26,225+.
333 | £1600
Plate 9 SC14 (188), SC16 (204), LC16 (30) and LC14 (239), all letterings represented. (661). S.G. Spec. C36, cat. 27,000+.
334 | £1600
Plate 10 SC14 (121), SC16 (182), LC16 (25) and LC14 (229), all letterings represented except LA. (557). S.G. Spec. C36, cat. 25,600+.
335 | £1800
Plate 11 SC14 (167), SC16 (136), LC16 (27) and LC14 (238), all letterings represented. (568). S.G. Spec. C36, cat. 29,000+.
336 | £1600
Plate 12 SC14 (179), SC16 (188), LC16 (33) and LC14 (235), all letterings represented. (635). S.G. Spec. C36, cat. 29,500+.
337 | £2300
Plate 13 SC14 (140), condition varies but about half are good to very fine. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 17,500.
338 | £2300
Plate 13 SC16 (49), condition varies, about 20 are good to fine. S.G. Spec. C4, cat. 13,475.
339 | £600
Plate 13 LC16 (21), mixed condition but a very scarce group. S.G. Spec. C5, cat. 6,300.
340 | £350
Plate 13 LC14 AA-TL complete less AC, BB, BJ, HL, JI, MK, NL, OL, QE, QL, SB & TG, plus duplicate BH & SH. (230). S.G. Spec. C6, cat. 5,750.
341 | £1800
Plate 14 SC14 (185), SC16 (135), LC16 (28) and LC14 (237), all letterings represented. (585). S.G. Spec. C36, cat. 30,000+.
342 | £2300
Plate 15 SC14 (126), condition varies, about half are good to fine. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 15,750.
343 | £2700
Plate 15 SC16 (46), condition varies, at least half are of good to fine appearance. S.G. Spec. C4, cat. 14,950.
344 £180
Plate 15 SC16 AD, fine. S.G. Spec. C4, cat. 325. Photo.
345 £140
Plate 15 SC16 BI, slight tone spots on reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C4, cat. 325. Photo.
346 £160
Plate 15 SC16 CI, very fine. S.G. Spec. C4, cat. 325. Photo.
347 £160
Plate 15 SC16 EI, fine. S.G. Spec. C4, cat. 325. Photo.
348 £170
Plate 15 SC16 PE, fine and very well centred, tiny natural paper wrinkle. S.G. Spec. C4, cat. 325. Photo.
349 £160
Plate 15 SC16 RF, fine, tiny corner perf. tip crease. S.G. Spec. C4, cat. 325. Photo.
350 £60
Plate 15 SC16 TE, minute pinhole, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C4, cat. 325. Photo.
351 | £80
Plate 15 LC16 DD and DL, both defective but very scarce. S.G. Spec. C5, cat. 700.
352 | £400
Plate 15 LC14 AA-TL complete less 22 letterings. (218) S.G. Spec. C6, cat. 5,450.
353 | £1700
Plate 16 SC14 (30), mixed condition, mostly presentable examples and very scarce. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 9,000.
354 £120
Plate 16 SC14 BK fine, if off-centre, shows bent perf. pin at upper left corner. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 300. Photo.
355 £220
Plate 16 SC14 JJ fine, centred low. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 300. Photo.
356 | £320
Plate 16 LC14 complete less 19 letterings plus two duplicates. (223). S.G. Spec. C6, cat. 5,625.
357 | £1300
Plate 17 SC14, sixteen examples, poor to good, a very scarce group. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 8,000.
358 £220
Plate 17 SC14 OI, small corner crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 500. Photo.
359 £250
Plate 17 SC14 QD showing plate wear, fine with ''803'' numeral of Dulverton, a few perfs. just blunted. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 500. Photo.
360 £210
Plate 17 SC14 RI on deepply blued, fine with light ''466'' numeral of Liverpool. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 500. Photo.
361 | £210
Plate 17 LC14 AA-TL complete less AC & LK, plus duplicate NH. (239). S.G. Spec. C6, cat. 5,975+.
362 | £290
Plate 18 SC14, fourteen examples, faults, poor to fine appearance, scarce. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 4,900.
363 £230
Plate 18 SC14 AL, fine. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 350. Photo.
364 £150
Plate 18 SC14 CL, fine. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 350. Photo.
365 £260
Plate 18 SC14 KI, fine. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 350. Photo.
366 | £700
Plate 18 LC14 (95), poor to fine. S.G. Spec. C6, cat. 9,400.
367 | £1000
Plate 19 SC14 (41) and LC14 (156), about half are good to fine. S.G. Spec. C3 & 6, cat. 16,580.
368 | £2200
Plate 20 SC14 (56) and LC14 (213). S.G. Spec. C3 & 6, cat. 19,445.
369 | £980
Plate 21 SC14 (24), poor to good, a very scarce group. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 7,200.
370 £140
Plate 21 SC14 BA, slight corner crease, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 300. Photo.
371 £100
Plate 21 SC14 PD with part double circle c.d.s. dated 1856, tiny pinhole, otherwise fine and very scarce. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 300. Photo.
372 £160
Plate 21 SC14 PG fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 300. Photo.
373 £130
Plate 21 SC14 SB with neat ''603'' numeral of Oxford, tiny imperfections. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 300. Photo.
374 | £700
Plate 21 LC14 (157), poor to fine. S.G. Spec. C6, cat. 11,775.
375 £120
1855 die II, alphabet III, SC14 1d. plate 22 HE, clipped at top and a few short perfs., lightly cancelled and not an unattractive example of this rare stamp. S.G. Spec. C7, cat. 1,250. Photo.
376 £300
1855 die II, alphabet III, SC14 1d. plate 22 KA, a good used example, small faults. S.G. Spec. C7, cat. 1,250. Photo.
377 £130
1855 die II, alphabet III, SC14 1d. plate 22 QG, a good used example, thin at top and slight creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C7, cat. 1,250. Photo.
378 £380
1855 die II, alphabet III, SC14 1d. plate 22 TD, centred low and a couple of perfs. just blunted, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C7, cat. 1,250. Photo.
379 | £2100
1855 die II, alphabet III, SC14 1d. plates 23 (17), 24 (12), 25 and 26 (2) mainly fair to poor but a very scarce group. S.G. Spec. C7, cat. 16,550.
380 £320
1855 die II, alphabet III, SC14 1d. plate 23 RD, very fine with neat ''466'' numeral of Liverpool, a few perfs. just blunted. S.G. Spec. C7, cat. 500. Photo.
381 £240
1855 die II, alphabet III, SC14 1d. plate 24 QL, fine with neat light part London ''78'' duplex, a few perfs. just blunted. S.G. Spec. C7, cat. 500. Photo.
382 £420
1855 die II, alphabet III, SC14 1d. plate 25 IC, fine. S.G. Spec. C7, cat. 550. Photo.
383 £420
1855 die II, alphabet III, SC14 1d. plate 26 IJ, fine with neat part Birmingham ''75'' sideways duplex, some irregular perforations, very scarce. S.G. Spec. C7, cat. 750. Photo.
384 £600
1855 die II, alphabet III, SC14 1d. plate 27 SK (gothic ''K''), some clipped perforations and smudged cancellation but a very scarce stamp. S.G. Spec. C7, cat. 1,750. Photo.
385 | £1250
A plated used stock arranged by letterings in three stockbooks, with blued paper plates 23 (32) to 46 (110), 47 (17) incl. plates 25 (19), 26 (20), and a fine range of white paper plates (also some transitionals), mixed condition. (1,000's).
386 | £1500
185663 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. collection in an album, an excellent range with shades, varieties, cancellations, scarcer plates inc. LC14 on white 1d. plate 33 KK, plate 49 RG in pale rose, etc., some unused, condition varies. (100's).
387 | £300
1856 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. plate 22, twelve examples, poor to good. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. 3,600.
388 £260
1856 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. plate 22 CH exceptionally fine used with light Scots numeral. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. 300. Photo.
389 £190
1856 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. plate 22 CJ very fine used with Scots ''53'' numeral of Bowmore. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. 300. Photo.
390 £190
1856 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. plate 22 DH fine used with Scots ''53'' numeralof Bowmore. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. 300. Photo.
391 £250
1856 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. plate 22 GD-GG strip of four with indistinct English numerals (probably ''104'' of Brackley), some faults but a rare multiple. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. 1,200+. Photo.
392 £55
1856 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. plate 22 GD, fine, a few perfs. just blunted. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. 300. Photo.
393 £280
1856 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. plate 22 GK, exceptionally fine used. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. 300. Photo.
394 £210
1856 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. plate 22 JJ, fine used. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. 300. Photo.
395 £120
1856 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. plate 22 MH, fine used, a few blunted perfs., neatly cancelled. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. 300. Photo.
396 £230
1856 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on blued 1d. plate 22 NH (squat ''H''), fine used, very scarce, also SA (tall ''S''), closed tear at top, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. 600. Photo.
397 £250
1856 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on blued 1d. plate 22 OK (semi-gothic ''K''), fine used with part Greenock ''163'' duplex, very scarce. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. 300. Photo.
398 £160
1856 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. plate 22 QC, fine used, a few perfs. just blunted. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. 300. Photo.
399 | £9500
1856 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on blued 1d. plates 23 to 47 reconstructions in two albums, comprising plates 23 (177), 24 (208), 25 (149), 26 (144), 27 (complete less JB), 28 (210), 29 (238), 30 (215), 31 (242), 32 (complete), 33 (complete less NH), 34 (complete less JA), 35 (complete less SE), 36 (complete less RA & RB), 37 (complete less FJ & PC), 38 & 40 complete, 42 (231), 43 (233), 44 (235), 45 (237), 46 (231) and 47 (131), incl. a few duplicates and a few with inverted wmks., some transitionals etc., mixed condition. S.G Spec. C8 (mainly), cat. approx. 120,000+ .
400 | £420
1856 die II, alphabet II, LC14 on blued 1d. plate 48, twelve examples from this scarce plate, poor to good. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. 7,200. Photo.
401 £550
1856 die II, alphabet II, LC14 on blued 1d. plate 48 CK, fine used with ''223'' numeral of Coventry, very scarce. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. 600. Photo.
402 £480
1856 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on blued 1d. red-brown plate 48 EF very fine and lightly cancelled, rare. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. 300. Photo.
403 £550
1856 die II, alphabet II, LC14 on blued 1d. plate 48 GB on deeply blued, neatly cancelled and of exceptional appearance, two slight creases, very scarce. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. 600. Photo.
405 £400
1856 die II, alphabet II, LC14 on blued 1d. plate 48 HL, fine with ''723'' numeral of Southampton, a little soiled. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. 600. Photo.
406 £100
1856 die II, alphabet II, LC14 on blued 1d. plate 48 KF, a few short perfs. and other tiny imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. 600. Photo.
407 £250
1856 die II, alphabet II, LC14 on blued 1d. plate 48 NJ, fine and lightly cancelled, a few perfs. just blunted. S.G. Spec. C8, cat. 600. Photo.
408 £350
1857 die II, aphabet III, LC14 transitional issues on yellowish to cream toned paper 1d. plate 49 OG-OH pair in an pale orange-brown shade, unused with some original gum, OH creased and some other imperfections but rare. S.G. Spec. C9. Photo.
409 £950
1857 die II, aphabet III, LC14 transitional issues on yellowish to cream toned paper 1d. plate 53 LL in a pale red shade, a fair used example of this rare plate, cancelled ''753'' of Needham Market, some clipped perforations at foot and other small imperfections. S.G. Spec. C9, cat. 1,750. Photo.
410 | £5200
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plates 27, 34, 36 to 39, 41 to 63 (less 45 & 53), 66 to 68, R17, 1861 alphabet IV plates 50 & 51, and 1862 alphabet II plates R15 & R16, largely complete reconstructions in three albums, some are lacking a few stamps and a few are lacking more, i.e. (numbers of stamps present) plates 37 (201), 38 (153), 39 (225), 61 (226), 63 (200), 66 (226), 67 (213), 68 (201), R17 (207), incl. a few duplicates and a few inverted wmks., some transitionals, etc., mixed condition. (7,300+). S.G. Spec. C10 (mainly), C12 & C13, cat. approx. 140,000+.
411 | £1300
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 33, a selection of 19 from this scarce plate, mainly fair to fine, some faults. S.G. C10, cat. 7,600.
412 £200
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 33 CE, fine. S.G. C10, cat. 400. Photo
413 £180
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 33 SG, fine. S.G. C10, cat. 400. Photo
414 £270
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. rose-red plate 43 AL, a fresh mint upper right corner marginal example with full sheet margin showing plate number and inscription, virtually full original gum with a few tiny tone spots on gum not detracting from appearance. S.G. 40, Spec. C10(5). Photo.
415 | £1400
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 45, a selection of sixty-five examples, poor to fine, a few transitional shades etc. S.G. C10 (mainly).
416 £130
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 45 AF, very fine with light neat ''285'' numeral of Exeter. S.G. C10, cat. 400. Photo
417 £520
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. pale red plate 45 BK, a very fine and fresh mint example with part original gum, rare. S.G. 38, Spec. C10(2). Photo.
418 £120
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 45 MA, an unusual impression showing plate wear, very fine used with neat ''466'' numeral of Liverpool. S.G. C10, cat. 400. Photo.
419 £100
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 45 MI exceptionally fine used with excellent fresh colour. S.G. C10, cat. 400. Photo.
420 £60
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 45 TG, very fine used, slight wrinkles. S.G. C10, cat. 400. Photo.
421 £160
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. pale rose plate 49 HC, very fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. C10(3). Photo.
422 £2400
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. pale rose plate 53 RJ fine used, lightly cancelled, centred high and the watermark misplaced sideways, a very rare stamp. S.G. Spec. C10(3), unpriced. Photo.
423 | £1900
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 64, twenty-four examples, condition varies, mainly of fair to fine appearance. S.G. Spec. C10, cat. 4,800.
424 | £210
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 64, NA, OG and QE with neat London cancellations, small imperfections. S.G. Spec. C10, cat. 600.
425 £230
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 64 AC-AD scarce pair in a pale shade (short stamps from ''A'' row) with ''749'' numerals of Stony Stratford, small imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C10. Photo.
426 £180
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 64 FB-FC scarce pair with ''LONDON/FE 22/61'' duplex, FB with crease, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C10. Photo.
427 £380
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 64 HB-HC pair very fine used with neat ''BIRKENHEAD/FE 14/61'' duplex, very scarce. S.G. Spec. C10. Photo.
428 £180
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 64 KA, very fine used with neat ''38'' numeral of Aylesbury. S.G. Spec. C10. Photo.
429 £160
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 64 MH, fine and lightly cancelled, slight corner crease not detracting, well centred. S.G. Spec. C10. Photo.
430 £130
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 64 NK, well centred and most attractive with ''451'' numeral of Lewes, slight corner crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C10. Photo.
431 £180
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 64 SI, fine used. S.G. Spec. C10. Photo.
432 £140
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 64 SJ-SK scarce pair unusually with two different ''523'' numerals of Merthr Tydfil, SJ a little oxidised and SK with pinholes, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C10. Photo.
433 £200
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 64, TC state 1 showing plate wear, very fine and neatly cancelled. S.G. Spec. C10. Photo.
434 | £480
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 65, eight examples in varied condition but mostly presentable, incl. rather oxidised QE-QF pair, also question. S.G. Spec. C10, cat. 3,200.
435 £450
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 65 AC, exceptionally fine used with light ''162'' numeral of Cardiff. S.G. Spec. C10, cat. 400. Photo.
436 £350
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 65 DJ, a pale shade, fine used with light ''597'' numeral of Llanrwst, a couple of pulled or blunted perfs. S.G. Spec. C10, cat. 400. Photo.
437 £260
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 65 EG, good used on piece, a little oxidised and slight ageing around perfs., otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C10, cat. 400. Photo.
438 £140
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 65 PC, a pale shade, neatly cancelled, minor surface imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C10, cat. 400. Photo.
439 £280
185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 65 QI, a pale shade, fine used with light part London duplex, tiny imperfections. S.G. Spec. C10, cat. 400. Photo.
440 | £5200
1857 die II, alphabet III, LC16 1d. plates 27 (78), 34 (111), 36 (134), 37 (69), 42 (138), 43 (122), 44 (128), 46 (143), 47 (144), 48 (125), 52 (103), 55 (99), 56 (121), 57 (125), 59 (132) and 60 (139), in an album, mixed condition. S.G. C11, cat. approx. 129,000+.
441 | £500
1857 die II, alphabet III, LC16 1d. plate 38, twenty-seven examples from this scarce and underrated plate, poor to good. SG. Spec. C11.
442 £160
1857 die II, alphabet III, LC16 1d. plate 38 CD, very fine and neatly cancelled. SG. Spec. C11. Photo.
443 £150
1857 die II, alphabet III, LC16 1d. plate 38 GG, fine used with ''603'' numeral of Oxford. SG. Spec. C11. Photo.
444 £130
1857 die II, alphabet III, LC16 1d. plate 38 LI, fine used with neat ''53'' numeral of Bath, a few perfs. blunted. SG. Spec. C11. Photo.
445 | £520
1857 die II, alphabet III, LC16 1d. plate 45, thirty-three examples from this scarce plate, poor to good. SG. Spec. C11, cat. 15,675.
446 £210
1857 die II, alphabet III, LC16 1d. plate 45 ED, fine used with clear profile, faint bend. SG. Spec. C11, cat. 475. Photo.
447 £230
1857 die II, alphabet III, LC16 1d. plate 45 FD, fine used, naetly cancelled. SG. Spec. C11, cat. 475. Photo.
448 £290
1857 die II, alphabet III, LC16 1d. plate 45 LI, attractive with a neat part strike of the Pearson Hill experimental machine code ''A'' cancellation dated ''JA 18/58'', a few trimmed perforations. SG. Spec. C11, cat. 475. Photo.
449 £160
1857 die II, alphabet III, LC16 1d. plate 45 OI with quite light indistinct cancellation, slight crease, otherwise fine. SG. Spec. C11, cat. 475. Photo.
450 £140
1857 die II, alphabet III, LC16 1d. plate 45 TC, very fine, centred low. SG. Spec. C11, cat. 475. Photo.
451 | £600
1857 die II, alphabet III, LC16 1d. plate 49, forty-nine examples, mixed condition, some of fine appearance. SG. Spec. C11, cat. 14,700.
452 £180
1857 die II, alphabet III, LC16 1d. plate 49 JD, fine, tiny corner perf. crease. SG. Spec. C11, cat. 300. Photo.
453 £230
1857 die II, alphabet III, LC16 1d. plate 49 KC, very fine and lightly cancelled. SG. Spec. C11, cat. 300. Photo.
454 £180
1857 die II, alphabet III, LC16 1d. plate 49 NI, a pale shade, fine with neat ''180'' numeral of Chester. SG. Spec. C11, cat. 300. Photo.
455 £180
1857 die II, alphabet III, LC16 1d. plate 49 PB, fine, tiny corner perf. crease. SG. Spec. C11, cat. 300. Photo.
456 £190
1857 die II, alphabet III, LC16 1d. plate 49 SH of exceptional appearance, tiny closed split at right, otherwise fine. SG. Spec. C11, cat. 300. Photo.
457 | £1650
1857 die II, alphabet III, LC16 1d. plate 58, fifty-seven examples, poor to fine. SG. Spec. C11, cat. 8,550.
458 | £5000
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: An amazing study of broken perf. pin varieties in two large stockbooks, mostly 1d. plates, arranged as per allocated types, mainly used but with a few mint multiples, an extraordinarily time consuming assembly. (1,000's).
459 | £2400
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d., a selection of mainly good to fine mint corner pieces, all showing marginal plate number, comprising plates 80, 92, 174, 183, 184 & 186 singles; 71, 72, 106 (unused), 123, 140, 155 & 200 pairs; 218 strip of 3; 169, 180, 189, 190, 201 & 209 blocks of 4; 194 block of 6, 198 block of 8 and 177 block of 9. (23 items). S.G. 43/44, cat. 3,311+ (as singles).
460 | £10500
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plates 71 to 224 (less 77), a remarkable almost complete set of reconstructions, missing only about 550 letterings out of 36,000 with a maximum of 14 missing from any plate (plate 177), contained in nine albums, mixed condition but a good proportion are good to fine. S.G. 43/44, cat. 250,000+.
461 | £8500
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plates 71 (12) to 225 (2) (less 77), a comprehensive collection in three albums, mostly used with varieties incl. inverted watermarks (120) with better plates incl. 82, 89, 124, 125, 129, 138, 143, 147, 152, 163, 168, 172, 182, 197, 211, 212 & 214 etc., underprints, short stamps, misplaced perfs., etc., condition varies but mostly fair to fine. (100's). S.G. 43/44.
462 £600
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plate 71 AG variety imperforate on three sides, used, some creasing and tear at top but most unusual, we have not seen this error on this issue before. S.G. 43var. Photo.
463 £950
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. lake-red plate 80 CI variety imperforate with good to very large margins except just shaved at lower left corner, neat ''S.W/20'' oval cancellation, very scarce, small corner crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 44a, Spec. G1(2)h, cat. 1,600. Photo.
464 £290
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. lake-red plate 225 CL fine used with part ''(KI)DDERMINSTER'' c.d.s., a few perfs. just blunted. S.G. 44. Photo.
465 | £3000
Collections and Mixed Lots: The balance of the Ken Statham collection in various albums, envelopes, boxes and tins etc. contained in three cartons, incl. collection remainders, 1841 1ds. in packets, accumulations of 1d. stars and plates, cancellations, etc., mixed condition. (Many 1,000's).
466 | £2400
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in a carton, with a good range of postal history and later covers incl. mixed frankings, 1840 1d. (4, two on entire), 184754 1s., later with duplicated used ranges, 188384 10s. (2), Seahorses to 10s., some G.B. overprinted issues, etc., varied condition.
467 | £2000
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in nine albums or binders and loose contained in two cartons, with pre-stamp entires, Mulready 1d. envelope used Frome to Southsea, 1840 1d. on entire, 1841 double rate entire to Winchester with fine strike of Havant italic ''Penny Paid'', study of Hayling Island post offices on leaves, 1971 Strike Post, also an interesting selection of books on London etc., varied condition.
468 | £2000
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV to QE II dealer's stock in two filing draws, with line engraved, surface printed, KE VII, KG V, KG VI, postage dues, officials, postal fiscals, etc., mostly individually priced some years ago. (Many 100's).
469 | £1150
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in seven stockbooks, a binder and loose with main strength in unmounted mint Q.E.II issues incl. 195558 Waterlow set, Wildings to 1s.6d. in part sheets, commemorative issues in blocks with gutter strips, presentation packs, booklets, a few f.d.c's, etc. (many 100's)
470 | £680
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II mint and used accumulation in six albums and stockbooks, on leaves and loose contained in a carton with main strength in both sterling and decimal commemorative sets in unmounted mint blocks, many are corner marginal, also booklets, a range of both commemorative and definitive f.d.c's from 1940, etc. (1000's)
471 | £820
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. selection in mixed condition on cards incl. 1841 1d. unplated (125), 2d. violet-blue pair used, 1864-79 1d. plate 144 mint (18), 1847 embossed 10d. used pair (cut to shape), 1862-64 3d. plate 2 vertical pair used, 9d. bistre unused, 1883-84 4d. mint, values to 9d. used, etc. (160).
472 | £920
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to K.G.VI collection in mixed condition in a Lighthouse album incl. 1840 1d. (7, one on a dishevelled cover to Islay, four others with four margins) used, selection of surface printed used with values to 186780 2s. brown (faults), 188384 to 10s., 1891 1 used (faults). 1902-13 1 used, etc. (100's).
473 | £550
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to K.G.V duplicated used collection in rather mixed condition on leaves incl. 1840 1d. (8) and 2d., range of surface-printed with values to 186778 5s. (3), 1884 watermark Crowns 1 brown-lilac HD with clipped perfs. at top, 188384 Lilac and Green issue to 1s., selection of Officials, etc. (100's).
474 | £500
Collections and Mixed Lots: Q.V. to Q.E.II seperate mint and used collections each in two boxed DAVO albums incl. 190213 to 1s., 5s. mint, Q.E.II commemorative sets apparently complete with early phosphors both mint and used to 1997, Wildings, etc. (100's).
476 | £2100
Collections and Mixed Lots: The balance of an old-time line engraved collection in mixed condition on stockcards, leaves and loose in tins and packets, mainly 1d. reds with imperf. issues incl. a selection of numbers in M.C.'s, 1d. stars with both small and large Crown watermarks with a wide range of papers, shades and perfs. incl. many fine used copies, 186479 1d. plates in quantity with the vast majority plated, also a few 2d.'s and 1870 11/2d.'s, etc. (1,000's).
477 | £820
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used collection in rather mixed condition on Ideal leaves incl. 1840 1d. (6), 1864-79 1d. plates to 224, 1929 P.U.C. 1 (a reasonable copy), etc.
478 | £420
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in varied condition in ten albums, two presentation books and loose on leaves and stockpages contained in two cartons incl. 1840 1d. used, 184754 embossed 6d. used, strength in Q.E.II issues unmounted mint with 196265 phosphor commemorative sets, decimal sets to 2005 in presentation packs, range of illustrated f.d.c's, etc. (Many 100's).
479 | £300
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in mixed condition on leaves and in a small notebook incl. 1840 1d. (3) used, 186479 1d. plates, selection of surface-printed used, 1924 and 1925 Wembley sets mint, range of duplex cancels, etc. (100's).
480 | £1500
Collections and Mixed Lots: An old time accumulation in old envelopes etc. in a carton, mostly QV with 1841 1ds. (inc two with distinctive Norwich M.C.'s on cover and piece), 1d. stars, plates and 1d. lilacs, on covers (many from a King's Lynn Solicitor's correspondence) and pieces, fiscals on pieces, etc., mixed condition. (1,000's).
481 | £500
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in three binders and loose incl. a quantity of 1870 1/2d. plates used, mint incl. 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d. to 10s., 1951 2s.6d. to 1 sets (2), 195558 Waterlow 2s.6d. to 1, 1959 phosphor graphite set unmounted, later commemoratives in blocks, also a selection of early covers, etc. (100's).
482 | £900
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II mint and used accumulation in rather mixed condition on leaves and stockpages incl. 1840 1d. (5, 2 apparently unused), 1841 1d's incl. numbers in crosses, black plates, selection of ''SPECIMEN'' opts. on Q.V. issues, etc. (100's).
483 | £280
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly K.G.V selection incl. 1915 2s.6d. yellow-brown corner marginal, 1934-36 photogravure set (2) with 3d. strip of four and 4d. strip of three showing paper joins, 1935 Silver Jubilee 3s. booklet, a few control items, etc., mainly good to fine.
484 | £450
Collections and Mixed Lots: A 'back of the book' collection in a binder incl. Circular Delivery stamps, Keble College Oxford 1871 (1/2d.) vermilion (discoloured), Railway Stamps, Fiscals/Revenues and Exhibition Labels. (100's).
485 | £380
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V to Q.E.II duplicated accumulation in ten albums, stockbooks and loose with strength in commemorative issues both mint and used, illustrated f.d.c's with some coin covers, also presentation packs, etc. (Many 100's).
486 | £320
Collections and Mixed Lots: Various Q.V. to Q.E.II in two cartons incl. a large quantity of fiscal 1d.'s, slogan cancellations on cover, etc., poor to fine.
487 | £520
Collections and Mixed Lots: Various covers from pre-adhesive incl. correspondence from India, 1840 1d. and 2d. pairs, later postcards, etc., mixed condition.
488 | £290
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly Q.E.II mint selection in a small stockbook with unmounted mint incl. 1959 phosphor graphite 41/2d. (6), phosphor commemorative sets incl. 1963 Red Cross (3), wmk. varieties, etc. (100's)
489 | £60
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II duplicated used selection in mixed condition in two stockbooks and on stockcards incl. 1841 1d's, interest in cancels, etc. (100's).
490 | £580
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18221968 collection in varied condition in an album with a range of line-engraved and surface-printed used, 1958 D.L.R. set mint, Wildings mint and used incl. graphites, 196264 phosphor commemorative sets unmounted mint, etc. (100's)
491 | £450
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1840 1d. (8, 7 with full margins) used, 1841 1d. (2 on piece and cover canc. nos. in M.C.'s, faults) and a small range of mint KG V & KG VI controls.
492 | £4800
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18401936 collection in an F.G. album incl. 1840 1d. plate 1b LL unused with just clear to good margins, 1d. (13) incl. plate 11 PC with just clear to good margins almost all around, 2d. (15 incl. PJ-QJ vertical pair), used, 1841 1d. (9) fresh unused or mint, 1d. (230), 2d. (48) used, later line engraved incl. 1855 SC14 2d. plate 4 AK & BL on piece, 1858 LC162d. plate 6 CD-CE pair, used, 186479 1d. plates (40) unused or mint, and to 225 used, 1870 1/2d. (13) unused or mint, 184754 embossed 10d. cut square but some imperfections used on 1853 (Nov.) registered letter from London to Lynn, surface printed with incl. 186778 5s. cancelled ''C59'' (Jacmel), 188384 2s.6d. (8, one mint), 5s. (5), 10s. (3), duplicated 'Jubilee' issues, KE VII to 5s. (4, one mint), 1, KG V with 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. (12) to 21/2d. (18) in mint control blocks, officials incl. Govt. Parcels 188386 9d. (5), 1s. plate 13 (6), etc., condition varies. (many 100's).
493 | £1000
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18401910 collection in mixed condition in an album, incl. 1840 1d. (2), 1841 1d.'s with QJ-QL block of 6, 1d. stars, with shades, varieties, cancellation interest, range of surface printed, KE VII with 190210 De La Rue 1s. fine used block of 4, 1, used, Officials incl. Army 18961901 6d. mint corner pair, etc. (100's).
494 | £6800
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18401913, an unusual accumulation in varied condition incl. 1840 1d. (6, on covers or pieces), 1841 1d. (55) inc. a mint marginal block of 4, used blocks of 6 and 5, strips of 8 (with M.C.'s) and 4 (4), 2d. (435) with multiples incl blocks of 8 and 4 (3), strips of 6, 5 (3), 4 (2), 3 (23), used, 185876 2d. plates 8, 9, 13 & 14 unused or mint, 186479 1d. (275) mainly good to fine mint with blocks of 15, 12 (2), 9, 8, 6 (5) and 4 (23), plate 152 singles (67), used plates to 224 used incl. plate 154 block of 12, 1884 wmk. crowns 1 MB and OA of good to fine appearance, used, 190210 2s.6d., 5s. & 10s. mint. (100's).
495 | £5800
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18401918 collection in varied condition on Ideal leaves incl. 1840 1d. GH, NC, NE, 2d. GD, SB with full margins except 2d. GD, 184754 embossed 1s., 10d. 6d. (2) cut square used, good range of surface printed incl. 186780 2s. brown TH (repeforated wing margin), 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. plate 2 HD, 10s. HD, 1 CE, 188283 watermark anchor 5s. plate 4 AH, 10s. EE, 1 DD, presentable used examples, 5 orange CE overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, 188384 2s.6d., 5s. (2), 10s. (2), 1884 watermark crowns 1 EA (perfin), 1888 watermark orbs 1 FD, 1891 1 QD used, 190213 KE VII to 10d. (2), 1s. (2), 10s., mint, KG V with 1913 Waterlow 1, 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d., 5s., 10s., mint, range of Officials (not all guaranteed) incl. R.H. 1902 1/2d. and 1d. mint etc. (270).
496 | £620
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18401935 mint and used accumulation in varied condition in a stockbook incl. 1840 1d. (2) used, later line-engraved, surface printed used with values to 1s., selection of KE VII and KG V mint controls, 1924 and 1925 Wembley sets mint, 1934 photogravure to 1s. (5) mint, 1935 Jubilee to 21/2d. (21) mint, etc. (100's).
497 | £2900
Coolections and Mixed Lots: 18401970 collection in an album and on leaves, incl. 1840 Fores's no. 6 (Coaching) & Southgate no. 4 envelopers unused, 184754 embossed 1s. (2), 10d., 6d. (2) cut square, 186778 5s. used, 1879 Tender essays (5), 1881 die 1 1d. (2) mint, 188384 2s.6d., 5s., 10s., 1891 1 with c.d.s., 188384 11/2d. to 1s. used, 18871900 1/2d. (both) to 1s. (both) mint also 5d. die 1 optd. ''SPECIMEN'' type 12, KE VII to 9d. (3), 10d. (3), 1s. (3), mint, 2s.6d. (2), 5s. & 1 (perfin) used, KG V with Downey heads incl. 1912 die 2 wmk. crown 1d. unmounted mint block of 6 incl. one with no cross on crown & broken frame (also 2 used), 191224 wmk. Royal cypher 1/2d. (5) to 1s. (2) with 6d. perf. 14, 9d. olive-green (2), mint, KG VI with 193948 2s.6d. to 1 set of 6 mint & used, etc. with a range of Officials. (100's).
498 | £380
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18401970 collection in varied condition in an Exeter album incl. 1840 1d. and 2d. used, selection of surface printed used, 190213 to 1s. mint, 1924 and 1925 Wembley sets mint, 193948 to 10s. (both mint), 195558 Waterlow 10s. and 1 in mint vertical pairs with the lower stamp in each unmounted, etc. (100's).
499 | £320
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18402002 collection in varied condition on leaves and in three stockbooks with strength in decimal definitive and commemorative issues both mint and used with values to 10. (100's).
500 | £2300
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18402005 collection in very mixed condition in two albums incl. 186780 2s. brown TJ of good appearance, 186778 5s. CC, 10s. DE, 1 FF, 188283 5 (possibly the worst we have seen!), 1884 wmk. crowns 1 QA, 1891 1 RD, with faults, used, KE VII to 10s. and 1 used, KG V incl. 1913 Waterlow 1 used, 1929 P.U.C. 1 mint, later commemorative sets, etc. (Many 100's).
501 | £1500
Collections and Mixed Lots: 184158 collection of line engraved 2d.'s with 1841 2d. plates 3 (16, 8 with M.C.'s) incl. NF with very large margins on 1842 (Sept.) entire to Norwich, 4 (13) incl. CE-CF strip (CE re-entry), GH with good margins on 1854 (Jan.) E.L. from London to Shefford, 185455 SC16 2d. plates 4 (4), 5 (4), 1855 SC14 2d. plates 4 (4), 5 (2), 1855 LC16 2d. plate 5, 185557 LC14 2d. plates 5 (8), 6 (6), 1858 LC16 2d. plate 6 (2), incl. matched letterings, etc., mainly fair to fine.
502 | £880
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18411977 various in a stockbook incl. 1841 1d. PK fine unused, range of used line engraved and surface printed, 188792 to 9d. (3), 10d. (4), 1900 1s. (2), mint, KE VII to 9d. (12), 10d., 1s. (7) mostly with c.d.s., KG V incl. 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d. very fine mint corner pair (one unmounted), QE II incl. 195254 Tudor wmk. 7d. to 1s.6d. in fine unmounted mint cylinder blocks of four, etc. (100's).
504 | £170
Collections and Mixed Lots: 186291 selection comprising 186264 1s. green plate 2 PG used, 1870 11/2d. plate 1 QF-QG unused pair with some original gum, 1879 Tender essays (3) and 1891 1 MA used (good appearance but faults). (7).
505 | £220
Collections and Mixed Lots: 186479 1d. (12) incl. plates 83 TI, 114 GJ, 132 CA, 135 GJ, 136 SD, 200 SL & 222 SG, 1870 1/2d. (14), unused or mint, mainly fair to good. (26) S.G. stated 3,125.
506 | £130
Collections and Mixed Lots: 187380 4d plate 15 FI imperforate colour trial in turquoise-blue on gummed, watermarked paper, very fine, also 1881 die 2 16 dots 1d. lilac with watermark inverted in a very fine unmounted mint lower left corner marginal block of 6 (3 x 2, mounted in margin).
507 | £980
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18731948 selection incl. 190210 De La Rue 5s. fine used with neat ''BRIGHTON'' c.d.s., 191113 Somerset House 2s.6d. mint, Seahorses incl. 1913 Waterlow 5s., 1918 Bradbury 5s. (corner copy) mint, 1918 Bradbury 10s. (3), 1934 re-engraved 10s. (3) used; 192426 wmk. block cypher 1/2d. to 1s. (less 5d. & 10d.) in unmounted mint control blocks of 4, 5d. pair & 2 singles (stains on gum) & 10d. single, 193948 2s.6d. to 1 sets (3) mint or unmounted mint. (87).
508 | £380
Collections and Mixed Lots: 188083 unused/mint selection (5) in varied condition comprising 188083 4d. plate 17, 6d. plate 18, 188384 5s., 188384 9d. and 1s.
509 | £800
Collections and Mixed Lots: 193758 mainly fine unmounted mint accumulation of blocks and part sheets etc. incl. 193747 7d. to 1s. (48 of each), 1957 Scouts (190 sets), 1958 Games (60 sets), etc. (1,000's).
510 | £120
Collections and Mixed Lots: 194175 mainly fine unmounted mint selection of varieties incl. 1948 Liberation 21/2d. blocks of 4 (3) containing crown, line and broken wheel flaws, 1967 EFTA 9d. (phos.) missing brown, 196770 Machin 1s.6d. (PVA) with greenish-blue omitted (2), 1975 Sailing 8p. with black omitted. (45).
511 | £260
Collections and Mixed Lots: 194866 mainly fine unmounted mint specialised collection of commemorative issues written up on leaves incl. 1948 Wedding 1 marginal pair, 1965 Shakespeare 2s.6d. in plate blocks, jet-black corner marginal single with Brandon Certificate (1986), marginal single with wmk. inverted, 1965 Parliament 2s.6d. two blocks with colour shifts, etc. (25 items)
512 | £140
Collections and Mixed Lots: 195163 duplicated used selection on stockcards incl. 1951 2s.6d. to 1 sets (25), 1953 Coronation 1s.3d. and 1s.6d. (25 of each), 1958 D.L.R. 1 (34), etc.
514 | £190
Miscellaneous: Albums: Three boxed albums (all with some leaves), comprising F.G. De Luxe in maroon, blue and F.G. Popular in green, good condition.
515 | £200
Miscellaneous: Bus Parcel Labels: An interesting neatly presented collection of approximately 525 items in two binders, arranged alphabetically by organisation/company with a range of issues from the 1920's to 1990's, also some postcards depicting the actual services.
516 | £160
Miscellaneous: Churchill: Various Churchill related items (30) incl. 1965 set on Harrison & Sons folder signed by David Gentleman and Rosalind Dease, etc.
517 | £150
Miscellaneous: Cinderella Stamps: 1937 (16th Oct.) Stamp Exhibition at Dorling Hall, the four issued colours each in complete sheets of twenty five, very fine and fresh. Ex Norman Williams.
518 | £95
Miscellaneous: Cinderella Stamps: A neatly written up and illustrated collection of Private Local issues in two volumes incl. Alderney, Herm, etc.
519 | £65
Micellaneous: Cinderella Stamps: Rather grubby postally ''used'' label depicting Georgina Weldon and Lunacy Laws Musical Reform and another unused label depicting Robert Smillie, the candidate for the mid Lanark election of 1894 with 1d. value and Mid-Lanark Election Fund bordering his portrait. Both Ex. Norman Williams.
520 | £50
Miscellaneous: Medals: 1902 ''HERTS PHILATELIC EXHIBITION'' white metal medal (38mm diameter) with a stag on one side and a reproduction of the KE VII 1d. on the other.
521 | £280
Miscellaneous: 1890 Uniform Penny Postage Jubilee: A collection of items with 1d. blue envelopes (4) used on first day of issue, two with all five South Kensington special handstamps (one of which has an additional impression of the smaller type 2) and with inserts also bearing the handstamps, the other two with Braintree and Wortley c.d.s's, 1d. red card with Guildhall 16th May handstamp, the Post Office Christmas card (crease at foot), seven other items (various frankings incl. 1d. star and 1d. postal fiscal) with the ''PENNY POSTAGE JUBILEE/SOUTH KENSINGTON/2.JY.90'' handstamp, 1857 Postal Fiscal 1d. with Guildhall 19th May handstamp on envelope to Brixton Road, also 1/2d. brown postcard with blue ''ROYAL NAVAL EXHIBITION/EDDYSTONE LIGHTHOUSE/20 AUG/1891'' handstamp. (15 items).
522 | £1000
Miscellaneous: Perfins: A predominantly QV and KE VII collection in two binders and on stock pages with better types and values, condition varies. (1,000's).
524 | £110
Miscellaneous: Post Bus Tickets: 197476 collection of Post-Bus tickets and other ephemera in a binder.
525 | £420
Miscellaneous: Post Office Training Stamps: A selection of eighty five different decimal issues in plate and cylinder blocks with Machins to 50p., Castle high values, Postage Dues, etc. Unusual in blocks.
526 | £170
Miscellaneous: Post Office Training Stamps: A K.G.VI to Q.E.II collection with both Wilding and Machin issues, high values to 10 (3, different opts.), also some printed ''SCHOOL SPECIMEN'', T.V. and vehicle stamps, and the catalogue pages on the decimal Training stamps from the Machin Collectors club publication. (195 items).
527 | £100
Miscellaneous: Royalty: 1909 (May 17th) letter written by King George V (when Prince of Wales) from Malrborough House, the letter referring to 'shooting partridges' with privately carried addressed envelope (initialled 'G'), both bearing the three ostrich feathers crest as heir apparent, also 1924 (July 1st) letter written by Queen Mary from Buckingham Palace on paper with embossed ''MARY'' crest.
534 | £60
Miscellaneous: Valentine's: Six multicoloured printed satirical Valentine's, two published by Park of London.
536 | £110
Literature: The Reform of the Post Office in the Victorian Era Vols. I and II ed Fryer & Ackermann, published by the Royal Philatelic Society, No 276 of 650, as new in original box.
537 | £55
Literature: The Postage Stamps of Great Britain parts 1 (2nd edition) to 4, good condition.
538 | £190
Literature: Twopence Blue Studies of Plates 1 to 15 by H.Osborne, leather bound with gold tooling, also Guide Lines to the Penny Black by Litchfield and Willcocks The Postal History of Great Britain and Ireland.
539 | £75
Literature: Postal History International complete 197280 with index, bound in nine matching volumes, also a few Postal History bulletins in another binder.
540 | £70
Literature: The Maltese Cross Cancellations of the United Kingdom (2nd edition) by Alcock & Holland, and The Cancellations of the 1841 Penny Red by Goldsmith & Danzig with d/j.
541 | £160
Literature: Plating: A selection with Guide Lines to the Penny Black by Litchfield, The Plating of the Penny Vols. 1 (revised) to 5 by Fisher and Brown, The Plating of Alphabet II by Wiggins, and The Plating of Alphabet III by Wiggins and Tonna, Penny Red Stars part I AA-JL by Tonna, all well used.
542 | £100
Literature: Postal History: A group with The Postal History of Great Britain and Ireland and England's Postal History by Willcocks, British County Catalogue vol. 3, London by Willcocks & Jay, The Maritime Postal History of London, Post Roads, The Ship letter Ports of the Thames Estuary, The Ship letter Stamps of Liverpool and Post Towns and Postal Rates 16351839 by Robertson, Carrying British Mails Overseas by Robinson, some damage to dust jackets, otherwise good to fine.
543 | £800
Postal History and Covers: A most interesting series of collections in four albums and display pages incl. specialised groups of Life Insurance with 1842 Scottish Widows advertising envelope used to Roslin, 1843 1d. Mulready Atlas Co. advertising lettersheet, 1870 Scottish Widows lettersheet used Birmingham to Bewdley, Stamped to Order items incl. 1903 Great Eastern Railway dividend statement from London to Leeds, 1912 Chas. & Thos. Harris & Co., bacon curers 1/2d. wrapper used Calne to Switzerland, an unusual 1938 ''Try/Ty-phoo/TEA/for/Indigestion'' 11/2d. lettersheet unused, Post Office telegraph forms, and a varied range of other postal stationery, fair to fine.
544 | £820
Postal History and Covers: Various from pre-adhesive to KG VI, incl. 1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A6 used 1841 (Aug.) from Penrith to Carlisle, 2d envelope a199 defective used, Southgate caricature envelope no. 1 unused, line engraved, 184654 embossed 10d. cut square on 1854 (July) registered entire from Nottingham to Bakewell, 6d. cut square used with 1d. star on 1855 (Feb.) regsitered envelope from Chesterfield to Macclesfield, 1872 (Nov.) envelope from Valparaiso to South Wales with 186780 9d. (2), etc., mixed condition. (100 items).
545 | £280
Postal History and Covers: A selection of mainly early covers and cards in varied condition with seven pre-stamp incl. two Stratford marks, surface printed values to 1s. on covers with a range of destinations, postal stationery Specimens, Deraedemacker ''UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD'' unused envelope, etc. (34 items)
546 | £160
Postal History and Covers: A mainly QE II collection of Official, Royal Household and Court related covers etc., good range. (110 items).
548 | £420
Postal History and Covers: An accumulation of covers and cards in mixed condition incl. a few pre-stamp entires, poor quality 1840 1d. plate 6 on E.L., range of imperf. and perf. 1d. red frankings, etc. (300).
551 £230
Postal History and Covers: 1581 letter from Paris to Filipo Corsini in London showing Per Questa endorsement, fine. Photo.
552 £230
Postal History and Covers: 1592 (April) entire letter from Niccolo Copponi in Pisa, to Bart. Corsini in London, showing Guild Mark, very fine. Photo.
553 £230
Postal History and Covers: 1595 (Dec.) letter to Bartolomeo Corsini in London, very fine. Photo.
554 £230
Postal History and Covers: 1599 (Dec.) entire letter to Bartolomeo Corsini in London. Photo.
558 | £780
Postal History and Covers: 16971971 interesting and well written-up collection of covers (145) incl. 1697 (Jan.) rather soiled E.L. with Westminster Office Dockwra type ((Willcocks L361), good range of other pre-adhesive markings incl. 1747 ''OXFORD'', 1772 ''CHESTER/FIELD'', 1797 curved ''RIPLEY'', 1804 E. to Guernsey with boxed 'WAPPING/DOCK Recieving House h.s., 1805 ''BIRMINGHAM/120'' (BM 107), Ship Letters, Uniform Penny Post markings, 1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A26 used 1840 (June) from London to Ashby, 2d letter sheet a103 unused, later items incl. 1911 1st U.K.Aerial post London-Windsor postcards (2) and envelope, etc.
559 | £550
Postal History and Covers: 17011853 pre-adhesive or unstamped covers (180) inc. 1750 (July 9th) Coffee House E.L., 1786 (May) E. with fair Government Dockwra type General Office stamp with Westminster time mark, 1803 and 1831 E.'s with unframed ''GP'' in red, 1838 (May) E.'s with circular framed ''GP/PAID'' in red, a good variety of London District Post Two Penny Post markings (61) and London Penny Post Paid markings (52) (many are ex A.E. Trout & Eric Buckley), provincial markings inc. 1789 straight line ''SETTLE'', 1789 ''32 HIGH/WICOMB'' (BU 183, rare), 1799 serpentine ''PEMBROKE'', 1838 boxed ''PAID AT/OXFORD'', 1802 ''CAMARTHEN/236'', Scottish markings (23) incl. 1759 curved ''PERTH'', 1807 circular framed ''6/EVENING'', etc.
566 | £550
Postal History and Covers: 17851945 diverse collection of Droitwich in Worcestershire contained in two binders and a photograph album with emphasis not only on postal history but also on the Social, Industrial and political background of the region. The covers range from early mileage marks on to Clayand Newman, and Cobalt salt industry envelopes, ending with WWII local Wings for Victory envelopes.
568 £300
Postal History and Covers: 1795 (Oct. 11) entire letter written by W. Kennedy on board H.M. Ship ''Marlborough'' in Quiberon Bay off the coast of France, addressed to Scotland, with faint unframed ''PLYMOUTH'' transit and Oct. 21 backstamp, a trifle soiled but most interesting contents ''We have a fleet here about 200 sail of ships lying within sight of the Republican army, we have landed the Troops we brought out with us along with the Count De Artois & have taken the Isle of Houat''. Photo.
569 £380
Postal History and Covers: 1815 (May 18) entire letter from London to Bordeaux with ms. ratings and handstruck red ''ANGLETERRE/PAR CALAIS'', the reverse showing a fine strike of the very scarce ''double circle ''POST PAID WITHDRAWN SHIP LETTER/LONDON/(crown)/18MY18/1815'' struck as instructed across flap to prevent further enclosure, this mark employed for ten months only to prevent confiscation under a scheme permitting private carriage at a charge of one third of Packet rates. Photo.
572 | £300
PPostal History and Covers: 18211940 various covers (40) incl. 1840 1d ED, MB and MI on separate covers (first with addressees name cut away), 1841 1d. cancelled ''5'', ''6'' & ''7'' in M.C.'s, range of postal stationery (some unused) etc., also 1841 2d. plate 3 HA-HD strip of 4.
573 £780
Postal History and Covers: 1824 (Jan. 29) Soldier's Letter from Lance Corporal William Higgins of the 46th Regiment at Camp Belgaum, endorsed and countersigned by commanding officer, and showing very good ''INDIA SOLDIERS/PORTSMOUTH/3'' handstamp at right with fine ''MADRAS/SOLDIERS LETTER/FREE/9FE9/1824'' in red on reverse, slight soiling. Fascinating contents, a tale of thwarted love ''all that I pray for now is to have the Honour of being slain in the act of defending the cause of my King and country'' (transcription included). Photo.
574 £380
Postal History and Covers: 1825 (Sept. 14) entire from Quartermaster Isaac Pyke of the 13th Light Infantry to London, redirected to Manchester, endorsed and countersigned by commanding officer from 44th Regiment Detacment of Invalids, Pyke discharged on grounds of health and awaiting return to England, fair ''INDIA SOLDIERS/LONDON/1'', Calcutta G.P.O. despatch. Photo.
576 £300
Postal History and Covers: 1830 (June 21st) entire letter from Auburn to Newbury showing a superb strike of an unrecorded circular ''AUBURN/72'' mileage mark in black, also with straight line ''ALDBOURN'' on reverse, exceptional quality. Photo.
577 £70
Postal History and Covers: 1831 (May 17) entire from Meerut to London, rated ''1/8'' and with framed ''T.P/Rate 2'', backstamped Merut despatch, Calcutta transit and framed ''INDIA LETTER/DEAL'' overstruck by red Dec. 9 double ring oval. Photo.
584 £95
Postal History and Covers: 1836 (Sept. 30) entire letter from Paris to London showing fine framed curved arc ''FOREIGN PAID'' in red with ''PD'' and Paris despatch above, and double ring Oct. 3 arrival backstamp, light filing fold, attractive. Photo.
585 £290
Postal History and Covers: 1839 (Apr. 26) Soldier's Letter from Kurnaul to Ireland, endorsed and countersigned with unframed ''INDIA SOLDIERS/LIVERPOOL/3'' and framed ''INDIA LETTER/LIVERPOOL'', despatch and arrival backstamps, heavily soiled and repaired. Photo.
586 | £240
Postal History and Covers: 184144 covers (26), mainly line engraved with 1840 1d. (2), 2d., 1841 1d. plates 1b, 5, 8, 9 (2), 10 (2) & 11, 1841 1d.'s with nos. ''2'', ''5'', ''6'' & ''9'' in M.C.'s, bluish-black Preston M.C., distinctive Dublin M.C., etc., condition varies.
588 | £150
Postal History and Covers: 1841 (Feb 6th) entire letter with superb printed engraving of Plymouth harbour, sent from Dover to Chelmsford with 1841 1d. plate 14 QE most unusually used as a seal (bisected and damaged on opening)
589 | £95
Postal History and Covers: 1841 (Nov. 17th) entire from London to Cambridge bearing 1841 1d. plate 13 CI (crossed by filing crease) with mss. 'Missent to' alongside ''CAMBRIDGE/NO 17/1841'' on front and endorsed 'Try Cambridge Gloucestershire', backstamped and London, Cambridge, Brighton and three times at Dursley (Nov. 18th, Dec. 1st & 8th), also 1843 (Jan.) E.L. with handstruck ''Missent'' alongside ''BARNSLEY'' c.d.s. on reverse.
590 | £70
Postal History and Covers: 1844 (Dec.) printed ''GANEREW/TITHES'' printed auction notice, sent from Hereford to Monmouth with 1841 1d. RI with black M.C. (not tied but appears to belong).
593 £230
Postal History and Covers: 1847 (Dec. 20) Consignee's Letter entire ''pr ''Eliza Belo'' from Sierra Leone to London, rated ''6d'' and with very fine strike of scarce ''(crown)/EXEMPT.SHIP.LR.'' , backstamped fine octagonal framed ''14FE1848/LIVERPOOL/SHIP'' and red Feb. 15 arrival. Photo.
595 | £180
Postal History and Covers: 18491959, a selection of items showing movable box marks, etc., incl. 1849 entire to London with framed ''M.B.'' and fine red ''SHIP-LETTER/LONDON/(crown)/SP 2/1849'', 1862 from Le Havre to Newcastle franked Louis Napolon 40c. and with fine octagonal framed ''SOUTHAMPTON/FRANCE/MB/MY31/1862'', later Mobile P.O. c.d.s.'s, etc. (9 items)
599 £150
Postal History and Covers: 1851 (Nov.) ''Sub-Postmaster's or Messenger's Bill.'', an inventory on which was to be detailed ''Unpaid Letters sent out'', ''Paid Foreign or Colonial Letter sent in'', ''Registered Letters'' in and out, ''Total Letters'' sent out and brought in, and ''Amount of 1d. Labels in the hands of the Sub-Postmaster'', faint impression of ''FRODINGHAM'' undated circle in yellow but no details completed, most unusual. Photo.
600 £350
Postal History and Covers: 1860 (Nov. 10th) small neat envelope from London to Edinburgh bearing 1857 LC14 1d. CE in combination with and overlapping Postal Fiscal 1d., 20 years prior to authorisation of this issue for postal use, very fine and most unusual. Photo.
602 £260
Postal History and Covers: 1864 (June 10th) neat envelope to Edinburgh bearing 186479 1d. AC tied by London numeral and showing on reverse a fine strike of the rare ''POSTED AT (ms.) Weymouth UNDER/COVER TO THE POSTMASTER OF (ms.) Barnstaple'' applied at the Dead Letter Office in London exposing the origins of the letter, most unusual. Photo.
604 | £150
Postal History and Covers: 1871 & 1877 (2) ''PARLIAMENTARY NOTICE'' envelopes (3, 2 with enclosures) and 1874 letter sheet, each bearing surface printed 6d. and 1d. plate (the letter sheet redirected), mainly good condition. (4).
607 £250
Postal History and Covers: 1898 Imperial Penny Postage, Dec. 25th envelope from Sir John Henniker Heaton, the champion for postal improvement who had campaigned for an Imperial Penny Post since 1866, sent with 1857 1d. star JE tied by ''ELLESMERE/DE 25/98'' c.d.s., to the Deputy Director of the Post Office in India, backstamped Sea Post office c.d.s. for Jan. 8th 1899 and ''KOHAT'' arrival for Jan. 18th, some imperfections but most unsual. Photo.
609 | £65
Postal History and Covers: 1903 (Apr. 20) registered cover from Pau to Birmingham, franked 25c., 50c., and showing good strike of scarce ''REGISTERED/F.D.M./LONDON'' oval datestamp.
610 £300
Postal History and Covers: 1905 Tower of London (May 20th) blue OHMS envelope ''On Office of Works' Business.'' with ''TOWER OF/LONDON'' cachet, fine and attractive. Photo.
611 | £85
Postal History and Covers: 191167 covers (9), mostly first day incl. 1935 Jubilee set of control singles on plain registered f.d.c. with ''WINDSOR BERKS'' c.d.s's, etc. also India 1854 4a (cut to shape) on 1858 E.L.
612 £80
Postal History and Covers: 1911 (May 19th) Express envelope from Warwick to London bearing block of four 190210 1d. and black on red ''MNo. 55./POST OFFICE/EXPRESS'' label. Photo.
613 | £320
Postal History and Covers: 191235 selection of covers (17) incl. advertising envelopes with 1912 (July) ''POULTRY/WORLD'' depicting chickens, 1914 (Nov.) and 1916 (April) ''SAVAGE ARMS CAMPANY'' large and small envelopes depicting handguns; 1917 (Feb.) envelope to France with boxed ''PRESENT LOCATION/UNCERTAIN'' h.s. and endorsed 'Wounded' in pencil, 1923 (May) covers (2) with ''INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION/LONDON'' c.d.s's, 1931 (Oct.) envelope with ''I.B.R.A./JUBILEE 1932'' label tied by machine cancel, 1932 (July 4th) George Washington Bicentennial, Sulgrave Manor envelope sent from Sulgrave to Washington D.C., 1932 (June) airmail envelope from London to Buenos Aires bearing 1918 Bradbury 2/6 & 192426 6d. & 1s., 1935 (March) and 1936 (Oct.) airmail envelopes from London to Buenos Aires each bearing 1934 re-engraved 5s., 10s. and 192426 or 193436 1s., etc.
614 | £40
Postal History and Covers: 1928 (Nov.) piece from a parcel bearing Parcel Post label and C.O.D. form with 6d. ''BG/& Co'' perfin and with two triangular black on red ''INLAND/C.O.D.'' labels affixed, also a small range of Post Office labels (12).
630 £180
Postal History and Covers: Manchester Penny Post - Country Offices: Eccles: 1837 (Jan. 21st) entire letter to Stone with an exceptionally fine strike of the ''ECCLES P.P.'' in red (W. M283), and showing unframed ''Too Late/N P'' also in red below, filing fold, rare. Photo.
643 £140
Postal History and Covers: Manchester Penny Post - Country Offices: Mottram: 1831 (May 26th) entire letter to 'The Reverend Henry Handley Norris, Hackney' with an exceptional strike of the framed ''Mottram/P. P.'' in black (W. M321), also showing London ''G:P'' in red, neat and uncreased cover. Photo.
651 £90
Postal History and Covers: Manchester Penny Post - Country Offices: Rawenstall: 1838 (Sept. 16th) entire letter to London with an exceptional strike of the framed ''Rawenstall/Penny Post'' in black (W. M344), also shows red circular framed ''PAID/AT/MANCHESTER'', rare. Photo.
657 | £40
Postal History and Covers: Stockport: 1748 (Sept. 22nd) entire letter from Stockport to Knowsley showing a fine strike of the ''STOCK/PORT'' (W CH716 rarity E), recipients manuscript notes on front.
660 £50
Postal History and Covers: Stockport: 1796 (May 1st) entire letter to Rochdale, rated '6' and bearing a very fine strike of the scroll type ''STOCKPORT'' in purple (W. CH744, rarity E) crossed by filing fold which has split at the top of the cover but not into the townstamp, attractive. Photo.
668 | £65
Postal History and Covers: 1850 (April 6th) entire to London with a very fine strike of the handstruck ''2'' in black (W. CH782) and blue ''STOCKPORT/AP 6/1850'' c.d.s.
669 | £300
Postal Reform: 1838 (March 26th) letter to Robert Wallace from a Birmingham businessman writing from Deal, describing some of the abuses that needed to be stamped out and the potential benefits - 'Seeing that you are at this present time engaged in an inquiry as to how far Mr. Hill's plan of a general rate of 1d. postage would affect the revenue and learning (thro' the papers) that you are anxious to collect information upon the subject, I shall without further apology proceed to lay a few facts before you shewing the effect the measure will be likely to produce in our own establishment, should you be so fortunate as to confer so great a boon upon the country'. Endorsed 'Postage' on reverse by Wallace.
672 | £190
Postal Reform: 1840 (May 2nd) edition of The Times including rather negative references to the Mulready envelope, four days before it was valid for postage - 'Sir - is it possible that the enclosed is not a joke? ... nonsensical buffonery', the editor's response 'Our correspondent sent us one of Mr. Mulready's envelopes. We really can scarcely ''believe our eyes'' as we contemplate this monstrous specimen of art run mad'.
675 | £300
Postal Reform: Two documents from the Mercantile Papers, one a copy of a letter from George Moffat regarding obtaining 'an immediate meeting and a second petition..on the subject of the Uniform Penny Postage' and Rowland Hill's 1841 'Results of the New Postage Arrangements'. (3 items).
676 £4200
Postal History and Covers: Uniform Fourpenny Post: The Official Notice for the introduction of Uniform Fourpenny Postage - ''The new reduced Scale of Postage will come into operation on and after 5th of December'', exceptional condition and a great rarity and highly important document in the field of Postal Reform. Photo.
678 £30
Postal History and Covers: Uniform Fourpenny Post: 1839 (Dec. 2nd) entire letter from Hamburg to London, arriving during the Uniform Fourpenny Post period on Dec. 7th, charged at the ship letter rate of 1s.8d.
685 £900
Postal History and Covers: Uniform Fourpenny Post: 1840 (Jan. 3rd) prepaid entire letter from Brainford (near Ipswich) with a very fine strike of the large distinctive handstruck ''4'' of Ipswich in black on front and with ''IPSWICH/JA 4/1840'' c.d.s. on reverse, upper flap with sealed tear which carries over 8mm onto the front at top, not detracting from appearance, otherwise very fine and rare. Zietlow records only six known dates for Ipswich in 'Die ''4'' - Handstempel der Experimental Fourpenny Rate'. Photo.
686 £2800
Postal History and Covers: Uniform Fourpenny Post: 1840 (Jan. 5th) entire letter from Carlisle to London with the believed unique usage of an English handstruck ''4'' applied in error on a ''FREE'' cover, bearing a very fine distinctive handstruck ''4'' of Carlisle in black (crossed by light filing fold), with ''CARLISLE/JA 5/1840'' c.d.s. on reverse. The Carlisle Handstruck ''4'' mark has been lightly crossed through on arrival in London, where the letter was endorsed as 'Official' by 'G. Lills, Paym[aster]. Gen[era]l. Whitehall' and a red crowned circle London ''FREE/6 JA 6/1840'' c.d.s. applied (last week of the Free system) on the front. An important Item, we do not recall having seen any other examples of English Handstruck Four markings on Free Mail. Zietlow records only nine known dates for Carlisle (of which only four or five examples are known in private hands) in 'Die ''4'' - Handstempel der Experimental Fourpenny Rate'. Photo.
689 £270
Postal History and Covers: Uniform Fourpenny Post: Last Day of Uniform Fourpenny Postage: 1840 (Jan. 9th) last day of Uniform 4d. Post entire letter from Glasgow to Leeds with fine handstruck ''4''. Photo.
690 £1100
Postal History and Covers: Uniform Fourpenny Post: Last Day of Uniform Fourpenny Postage: 1840 (Jan. 9th, arrival and despatch date in/from London) entire letter (a long travelogue letter written by two people) from Bucharest to London via France with very fine ''BUKUREST'' straight-line mark on the front, disinfected with a very fine red wax seal (''ROTHENT.. SIGIL: SANITATIS'' with ornate coat-of-arms in centre) and similar blurred black cachet, having 9th Jan. 1840 c.d.s.'s (of the Last Day of the Uniform 4d Postage Period) of both London Foreign Branch & General Post (partly overstruck) on the side-flap; charged '1/4' incoming foreign postage and then a further '4' (Last Day of inland rate for redirection from London to Tunbridge). A rare disinfected cover from Rumania from the 5-week 4d Postage Period. A remarkable example of a last day use incoming from overseas. Photo.
691 £2700
Postal History and Covers: Uniform One Penny Post: 1840 Post Office Notice dated January 7th introducing the Uniform One Penny Post, detailing the scales of rates and instructions for Inland, Colonial, and Foreign Letters, a fine example of this rare and important notice. Photo.
692 £900
Postal History and Covers: The First Day of Uniform One Penny Postage: 1840 (Jan. 9th) entire letter sent within Edinburgh too late for forwarding that day, shown by the backstamp ''JAN/9/1840'' coded ''W N'' for night, charged for postage on January 10th the first day of Uniform One Penny Postage with ''Above/ 1/2 oz'' handstamp and with the Edinburgh handstruck ''4'' used to indicate unpaid postage of 4d., vertical filing folds not detracting, a fine clean cover. Photo.
695 £2200
Postal History and Covers: The First Day of Uniform One Penny Postage: 1840 (Jan. 10th) prepaid entire letter from Hawick to Edinburgh, endorsed 'under 1/2 oz' and with superb handstruck ''1'' in red, neat ''HAWICK/10JA/1840'' and Edinburgh ''PAID/10 JAN A/1840'' circular datestamps, exceptional exhibition quality. Ex Tes. Photo.
697 £4500
Postal History and Covers: Uniform One Penny Post: 1840 (April 13th) prepaid entire from Liverpool to Cumberland with red handstruck ''1'' and ''LIVERPOOL/AP 13/1840'' c.d.s. tying a John Gadsby pink label ''PAID:All letters must be pre-paid. Thanks for cheap postage!'', a further pink label with biblical references was used as a seal, most unusual and probably unique. Photo.
703 | £48
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: 1796 (July) entire letter from Kingston to London and 1821 (Sept.) entire from India to Aberdeen showing ''DEAL/SHIP-LRE'' and framed ''INDIA LETTER/DEAL'' respectively, the latter a 'busy' cover.
705 | £140
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: 183040 selection comprising 1839 Brixham (S4), 1838 Gravesend 1838 (S8 in red), 1839 & 1840 In1 in black, 1830 Hastings (S3) and Romney 1839 (S3), mainly good to fine. (6).
706 | £300
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: 183841 selection of E.'s and E.L.'s, all carried on the steamer 'Great Western' from Bristol, various markings with step type ''BRISTOL/SHIPLETTER'' in black, unframed ''BRISTOL/SHIP LETTER'' in red (5) and black (5). (11).
709 | £280
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: 184246 selection of E.'s and E.L.'s, all carried on the steamer 'Great Western' from Liverpool, one 1842 (May) carried on the first westbound voyage from Liverpool, various markings with octagonal ''LIVERPOOL/SHIP'' d.s.'s (14) incl. 1843 (July) with contents referring to the loss of the 'Columbia', five also with oval ''FORWARDED BY/COLLOMB & ISEEN/NEW YORK'' on reverse, also 1849 (July) E.L. from Havana to Paris carried by the Great Western to Bermuda, then the Avon to England, red ''COLONEIS/&C. ART.13.'' accountancy mark. (16).
712 | £140
Postal History and Covers - Ship Letters: 185262, a selection of six covers at 1s. rate via Liverpool or Southampton to U.S.A. , two with cut to shape embossed 1s., three with 185557 1s. and one with 6d. pair, a range of ''U.S. ''5/CENTS'' and other markings incl. Upper Mill undated double ring, condition a little mixed.
714 £250
Postal History and Covers - Ship Letters: 1854 (Oct. 12) entire from Buenos Aires to Bordeaux endorsed ''packet/anglais'' with fine ''COLONIES/&c.ART. 13.'' in red struck by London Foreign Office in accordance with Article 12 of 1845 revision of Franco-British convention, backstamped green ''SOUTH AMERN./PACKET/BV/LIVERPOOL/2 DE/1854'' and red London Dec. 4 c.d.s. with handstruck ''90'' applied in France for internal transmission, faint despatch, Calais and Paris transit and transit and Dec. 6 arrival backstamp. Photo.
725 £60
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: 1905 (Feb.) envelope to Egypt with violet ''SAUV DU NAUFRAGE DU ''CAIRO''/SAVED FROM THE WRECK OF S.S. ''CAIRO'''' handstamp and in condition commensurate with this with only one adhesive remaining. Photo.
726 £880
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1855 (Dec. 5th) registered entire letter from London to Hamburg the 8d. letter rate and 6d. registration paid by 184754 embossed 1s. pale green with clear to good margins (crossed by filing fold) and LC14 2d. plate 5 FE, red ''(CROWN)/REGISTERED'' handstamp. Photo.
727 £150
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1853 (Nov. 26th) registered entire from Liverpool to London bearing 1841 2d. deep full blue plate 4 DG-DI strip of three paying registration and 1d. HE (fault at foot) paying postage, clear to good margins except 2d. DH & DI shaved. Photo.
728 £1200
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1854 (March 13th) registered envelope to Rochester bearing 1841 2d. blue plate 4 RA-RD strip of four with ample to large margins except RD just shaved at upper right, paying 2d. postage and 6d. registration and tied by light neat ''258'' numerals of Dover, an exceptionally clean uncreased cover. Photo.
729 | £250
POstal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1856 (May 26th) Postal Notice No. 27 ''REGISTRATION OF BOOKS AND OTHER PACKETS ADDRESSED TO BRITISH COLONIES''.
730 £700
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1856 (June 19th) registered entire from London to Driffield bearing very fine used good to very large margined 184754 embossed 6d. dull lilac paying registration and LC14 1d. FH paying postage, light filing folds well clear of adhesives. Holcombe opinion (1993). Photo.
731 £580
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1860 (July 10th) registered entire from Glasgow to Bolton bearing 185557 6d. and 185876 2d. plate 8 GA neatly cancelled by ''GLASGOW'' duplex and with a further impression with part of the numeral missing due to being struck over the registration tape, fine strike of boxed ''REGISTERED/AT/GLASGOW'' in red. Photo.
732 £580
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1860 (July 24th) 1d. pink envelope with 185557 6d. paying registration fee, sent from London to Lancaster, very fine and fresh. Photo.
733 | £95
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 189314 selection with 1893 (Oct.) envelope from Birkenhead to Birmingham bearing 1881 die 2 1d. and postal fiscal 1d. pair, and 1899 (July) s.t.o. 2d. + 11/2d. envelope with postal fiscal 1d. from Watford to Geneva, KE VII Postal Stationery envelopes (9) incl. 1910 (June) 3d. registered envelope sent insured for 60 from the Hop Exchange in London to Bavaria with 190210 De La Rue 6d. and 7d., s.t.o. 11/2d. + 3d. envelopes (4) sent registered to Europe, etc.
734 | £170
Postal History and Covers: Late Fees: 1869 (June 24th) entire from London to Paris via Calais, bearing 185876 2d. plate 12 BB, 186780 3d. plate 5 KB and LB paying 8d. postage and 186479 1d. DK (corner perf. fault) paying late fee, 1872 (July 31st) entire from London to Paris bearing 186479 1d. plate 156 GF and 186567 4d. plate 12 LE paying 3d. postage and 2d. late fee, showing boxed ''L1'' and ''L2'' late fee handstamps in red respectively, an attractive pair.
735 £270
Used Abroad: Constantinople: 1859 (Dec. 7th) entire to Malta with 4d. single rate paid by LC14 1d. SA-SD strip of four, very fine. Photo.
736 £170
Used Abroad: Crimea: 1854 (June 15) envelope with enclosed letter to London, sent stampless with ms. rating ''11d'', the reverse showing light strike of the ''POST OFFICE/BRITISH ARMY'' datestamp in blue-green for 25 June (overstruck by red London arrival c.d.s.) some very minor soiling and creasing. A long letter headed ''Varna'' relates the writer's troublesome experiences with the carriage of his possessions, poor food supplies and swings in the weather ''The other day at Scutari we had 106 deg. in our tents, it is now so cold we are all shivering'' (full transcription included). This is the earliest recorded use of this datestamp. The writer, Surgeon-General John Ashton Bostock, posted this letter about a week before Mr. Smith opened the Army Post Office which accounts for both the 11d. rate and the delay of ten days between the letter date and the despatch marking. Ex Dr. Kelly Tighe. Photo.
737 £150
Used Abroad: Crimea: 1854 (June 29) envelope with enclosed letter to Wiltshire, sent stampless with ms. rating ''3'' and showing, on reverse, ''POST OFFICE/BRITISH ARMY/JY 4/1854'' datestamp in black (touched in with black ink), the letter headed ''Devna Camp'' with fascinating content, mentioning having ''marched from four in the morning till 6 in the evening, with the thermometer 130 in the sun'' and some blunt comment on his superiors ''We like Cardigan and get on very well with him, he seems much the best of the lot of Generals out here - Lucan is a ruffian, & Sir G. Brown a thundering snob, who will not allow us to have any porter served out, though there are thousands of gallons of it at Varna''. Ex Dr. Kelly Tighe. Photo.
742 £230
Used Abroad: Danish West Indies: 1874 (April 17th) entire letter from St. Thomas to Jacmel bearing 186479 1d. plate 127 IH and 187380 3d. plate 11 PA lightly cancelled but with some age staining, otherwise fine. Photo.
743 £1200
Used Abroad: Gibraltar: 1857 (Oct. 14th) entire to Genoa bearing 1857 LC14 1d. IG-IH pair paying 2d. (0.95 grams of silver) plus 30 centesimi (1.35 grams of silver) Sardinian charge beyond landing at Genoa (''VIA DI MARE'' and backstamp) sent by Italian mailboat, very fine and attractive, a very early date, G.B. stamps were issued to the Post Office in Gibraltar on September 3rd 1857. Photo.
744 £350
Used Abroad: Gibraltar: 1858 (Sept. 10th) entire letter to Naples bearing LC14 2d. CB paying the letter rate from Gibraltar to the Tuscan Consul in Naples where ''AGDP'' (Aministrazione Generale Delle Poste) struck for incoming mail. Naples charged 31 grana for letter coming by Italian ship (5.93 grams of silver equivalent), slight age staining otherwise fine. Photo.
745 £400
Used Abroad: Haiti: 1876 (Sept. 10th) envelope from Port Au Prince to Germany bearing 186479 1d., 1870 1/2d. and 187380 1s. green plate 12 PK, indistinctly cancelled ''E53'' and with ''PORT AU PRINCE/SP 10/76'' c.d.s. alongside. Photo.
746 £270
Used Abroad: Malta: 1858 (May 1st) entire letter to Naples bearing LC14 1d. EA and 2d. QK tied by neat ''M'' cancellations, paying 3d. single letter rate, clean, neat and most attractive. Photo.
747 £450
Used Abroad: Nevis: 1857 LC14 1d. SI-TI vertical pair sharing a single central strike of the ''A09'' cancellation, on piece (not tied), some oxidisation, otherwise fine. S.G. Z1. Photo.
748 £110
Airmails: 1907 Daily Graphic Balloon ''Mammoth'' postcard addressed to Hove, dropped from the air and subsequently posted in Tosse, Sweden on Oct. 14 and charged 2d. on arrival, some minor stains but scarce. Photo.
749 £110
Airmails: 1907 Daily Graphic Balloon ''Mammoth'' postcard addressed to Nottingham, dropped from the air and subsequently posted in Tosse, Sweden on Oct. 14 and charged 2d. on arrival, some minor staining and slight creasing but scarce. Photo.
751 £2900
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Austria: 1852 (July 23rd) small neat uncreased envelope from Windsor via Aachen to Vienna bearing an exceptionally fine used pair of 184754 10d. brown die 2 cancelled by clear light ''390'' numerals of Windsor and tied by red ''P.'' in oval at left and by an additional part strike of the numeral at the foot of the right stamp from an overlaid cover. A superb item, exhibition quality. Photo. 1s.8d. was the single rate for up to 71/2 grams via the Belgian route. This rate applied from 1 January 1847 to 31 July 1852 and was made up of 6d: Britain, 2d: Belgium, 4d: Prussia, 5d: Tour & Taxis and Baden, 3d: Austria.
752 £450
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Austria: 1852 (Sept. 3rd) entire letter from Wolverhampton, via Aachen, to Vienna, bearing 1841 1d. red-brown CL with good to very large margins except just touched at lower left, tied by neat ''905'' numeral, 8d. rate for 1/4oz letter prepaid in cash, the '4' being the Prussian share of 4d., a clean and most attractive overseas use. Photo.
753 £320
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Austria: 1855 (June 5th) entire letter from London to Vienna via Ostende-Aachen, bearing 184754 embossed 6d. dull lilac with clear to good margins, and LC14 2d. (clipped at left) paying the 8d. per 1/4oz rate, manuscript red '4' represents a 4sgr. credit to Prussia. Photo.
754 £3000
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Austria/Hungary: 1870 (Oct. 18th) entire letter from Liverpool bearing 185879 1d. plate 137 AD and 2d. plate 13 EG paying 3d rate for up to 1/2oz letter from Liverpool via London, Aachen and Vienna to Detta in Temes district of Austria, forwarded at registered rate of 9 kreuzer postage plus 6kr. registration fee from Detta via Rustberg to Sosdia, a rare and attractive combination. Photo.
755 £11500
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Belgium: 1844 (August 2nd) entire from London to Ostend bearing 1841 1d. red-brown plate 43 LA-MH block of sixteen with good margins nearly all around (LA-MA just cut into at left) paying the full 1s.4d. rate, charged '6' decimes local postage in Belgium, most attractive and a remarkable franking, believed to be one of only two such frankings known. Ex Daisy. B.P.A. certificate (1996). Photo.
757 £11500
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Denmark: 1841 (June 22nd) entire letter from Newcastle-on-Tyne via Hull and Cuxhaven to Korsr, bearing 1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b OA-OF strip of six and MA-MB pair with margins virtually all around, paying the 8d. private ship letter rate, endorsed 'p Steamer from Hull to Hamburg', and with ''HULL/SHIP LETTER'' on reverse, some imperfections barely detracting. A great rarity to Denmark and believed to be the largest known multiple use of a 'black plate' on cover, inland or overseas usage. R.P.S. certificate (2000). Photo. 4 schillinge lubske was charged for Hamburg's forwarding fee, equal to 13 Danish rigsbankskilling plus 26 rbs for the rate to Denmark (split shown on back) and 3rbs for the local carrier's fee, total 42 rbs to collect.
758 £600
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Denmark: 1857 (March 18th) envelope from Rugeley, prepaid by 8d in 1d. stars (some faults), destined for Altona, Denmark, via Thames packet. Returned to sender for postage, ''PART-PAID/ MORE TO PAY''. Assessed on French scale over 1/4oz. at 101/2d, rounded up to 11d via Ostende, Belgium, (Route 3), more costly than by private ship direct of 8d. The letter passed through Stadtpost and Danish post office in Hamburg annotated '4' for 4 schillinge for costs in Hamburg and '61/2' for 61/2d. due from Britain to Hamburg to defray its costs. Examples of mail from Great Britain to Denmark are very unusual. Photo.
759 £55000
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1840 (June 1st), the unique entire letter from Manchester, via Calais, to Bordeaux (addressee's surname partly overwritten) with the 10d. rate up to 1/2oz fully prepaid by 1840 1d. black plate 2 QC-QE strip of three QF and QG singles and QH-QL strip of five originally forming QC-QE strip of ten, mainly fine to very fine with good to large margins virtually all around, tied by red Maltese Crosses and four stamps also struck with red ''ANGL/CALAIS/3/JUIN/40'' transit c.d.s., charged '14' decimes for up to 71/2 grams, QC-QE strip with minor imperfections not detracting. A most spectacular 'symmetrical' franking and wonderful exhibition showpiece. Ex Harmers sale Jan. 18th & 19th 1965 (lot 11) and Daisy (lot 795). B.P.A. certificate (1996) & Karl-Albert Louis Provenance Certificate (2005). Photo.
760 £2600
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1840 (Dec. 6th) entire letter from Greenock via Calais to Paris, franked with 1840 1d. black plate 2 FA with clear to very large margins virtually all around (small scuff at upper left corner) and tied by neat red Maltese Cross, marked as paid in Greenock with manuscript '10' for 10d. rate to Calais charged under 1836 Convention. A rare cover to an overseas destinations bearing a 1d. black. B.P.A. certificate (2005). Photo. Under GPO Notice issued on 2 September 1840 letters posted abroad with stamps of less value than the proper postage, if addressed to places to which pre-payment was not compulsory, i.e. France, must be forwarded charged with the full amount of postage as though no stamps were affixed. Accordingly, the letter was marked '10' for 10d. sterling, below the stamp, being the rate up to 1/2 ounce. It weighed 1015 grams '10' at top left exceeding the 7.510 gram single 10 decimes rate from Great Britain on the French tariff and was therefore charged 20 decimes making a total cost for the letter of 30 decimes.
761 £4200
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1841 (Feb. 25th) entire letter from Goole via Calais to Cognac bearing 1840 1d. black plate 8 KJ fine used with good margins and neat black Maltese Cross, endorsed 'Insufficient Postage', manuscript '10' and red ''ANGL/CALAIS/23/FEVR/41'' c.d.s. alongside stamp, tiny imperfections but a very fine and rare cover. Photo. Prepayment to France was not compulsory but partly paid franked mail had to be charged the full rate, hence '10' in manuscript for 10d. rate to Calais plus 14 decimes rate for Calais to Cognac under 1836 Convention for a total of 24 decimes. In contrast with lot ??, this cover shows the treatment of mail that was not prepaid by adhesives
762 £400
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1845 (May 5th) entire letter from London to Rheims bearing fine full margined 1841 1d. QJ, treated as unpaid and rated '11' (decimes), Calais transit c.d.s. for May 7th on front, backstamped at London (5th), Paris (7th) and Rheims (8th), clean and uncreased. Photo. The rate from GB to anywhere in France for up to 1/4 ounce under 1843 Convention was 10d split equally. French Regulations applied to an unpaid letter; up to 7.5 grams sent 220-300km (Calais to Rheims 250 km) was 6 decimes plus British share of 5d total charge 11 decimes.
763 £550
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1848 (March 11th) envelope from Glasgow to Paris bearing fine full margined 1841 1d. red-brown OA, charged '10' decimes letter rate for up to 1/4oz, handstamped ''Non Reclame'' in black in Paris on reverse, and with red boxed ''RETURNED FROM'' and Crowned ''The Person to whom this Letter/is Addressed has not Called for it/Apr. 7 1848'' partly crossed by fold but not detracting, very scarce. Photo.
764 £300
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1850 (May 30th) entire from London to Boulogne bearing 184754 embossed 10d. brown die 2 with clear to good margins and tied by slightly oily London Inland Section ''20'' numeral and ''BOULOGNE'' arrival c.d.s., minor cover imperfections. S.G. 57, cat. 1,700. Photo.
765 £350
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1851 (Feb. 13th) envelope from London to Tours via Calais, paid at 1s.3d. rate for 1/2oz. with 1841 1d. AB and 2d. plate 4 GA-GG strip of six overlapping the sides of the envelope and graphically illustrating the need for the embossed issues. Photo.
766 £350
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1853 (April 29th) entire from London to Boulogne bearing 1841 1d. NJ and 2d. plate 4 KC-KG strip of five and KH-KI pair (from a different sheet) paying the 1s.3d. rate up to 1/2oz, three 2d.'s touched or just cut into on one side, otherwise with full margins, four crossed by vertical filing folds. Photo.
768 £160
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1857 (May 20th) entire from Manchester to Paris bearing a top marginal 1s. pale green die 2 paying the rate up to 3/4oz, tied by superb ''MANCHESTER/MY20/1857'' sideways duplex and red ''PD'' in circle, clear to good margins other sides except shaved and with small repair at left but most attractive. Photo.
769 £360
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1861 (Sept. 20th) entire from London to Paris bearing 185557 6d. and 1s. with 185876 2d. blue plate 9 AH and HK paying 1s.4d. rate for 3/41 oz plus 6d. late fee confirmed by London Inland Office boxed datestamp on reverse (hollow corners ex obliterator no 38) used on mail posted after 6pm here levied on mail posted between 77.30 pm, a most attractive three colour combination. Photo.
771 £7200
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Germany: 1840 (August 1st) consignment notice sent from Banff, via Hull to Cottbus, bearing 1840 2d. pale blue plate 1 CA-CB pair and CD single (which has at some point been removed on a small piece from the cover and has since been skilfully restored), tied by red Maltese Crosses, the pair is exceptionally fine and additionally tied by ''HAMBURG/8 AUG'' arrival datestamp in black, has ''MACDUFF/PENNY POST'' alongside the pair, endorsed '10' and '3/4', backstamped Edinburgh ''AUG/4/1840'' and ''HULL/SHIP LETTER'' in red and part ''SCHIFFS BRIEFF/(HAMBU)RG/8 AUG/1840'', most attractive and very rare. Photo. The three 2d.'s prepaid the 6d. private ship letter rate for 1/2 oz, at Hamburg 7 sgr was charged for 47 German miles to Cottbus plus fee per letter for transit across Hannover, '3' schillinge at top, converted to 31/2sgr but rounded-up by Prussians to 33/4 sgr making 103/4 sgr per m/s (5.98 grams of silver).
772 £20000
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Germany: 1841 (March 12th) entire (part of upper flap missing) from Haddington to Lubeck via Edinburgh, London and Hamburg, bearing very fine used 1840 1d. black plate 1b IF (double ''F'' and showing slight plate wear) with good to large margins and superb black Maltese Cross, endorsed 'private ship' and rated '1/4', Edinburgh ''PAID/MAR 12 A/1841'' c.d.s. alongside stamp which is additionally tied by London tombstone ''S/PAID/14MR14/1841'', oval ''SHIP LETTER/LONDON/(CROWN)/13 MR 13/1841'' all in red on front, backstamped at Haddington and Hamburg (March 21st). A magnificent exhibition quality item of great rarity. Ex Wills (lot 113). B.P.A. certificate (1990). Photo. 1s.4d. prepaid private ship letter rate for 3/4 oz from Haddington via London and Hamburg where transit to Lubeck of 4 schillinge (1.67 grams of silver equivalent) was charged, sent on 12 March 1841. British postage was prepaid in cash, the 1d. stamp being insufficient it was ignored. These heavy postal rates were reduced with effect from 6 April 1841.
773 £6500
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Germany: 1842 (Jan. 26th) entire from Cupar to Lubeck, via Hull, London and Hamburg, bearing very fine full margined 1841 1d. red-brown plate 14 QE-QJ strip of six in a rich shade, tied by black Maltese Crosses, and paying the 6d. prepaid private ship rate for 1/2oz, charged '2' schillinge for transit from Hamburg to Lubeck, light filing folds not detracting, a clean and fresh cover, a very rare multiple usage to an overseas destination of an early plate. B.P.A. certificate (1989). Photo.
774 £120
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Germany: 1843 (Jan. 4th) entire letter from Oldham to Lubeck via London and Hamburg, franked 1841 1d. NE (faults), handstamped ''No. 11237/Detained for postage'' and ''Returned for/Postage'' in red, to collect 6d. in cash to meet Prussian insistence that letters be prepaid, at Hamburg the letter was charged '2' sch. transit to Lubeck, the entire split and reinforced at folds and with top flap missing. Photo.
775 £580
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Germany: 1847 (July 6th) entire from London to Freyburg, Baden, prepaid 9d. in cash for rate up to 1/2oz. and with very large margined 1841 1d. JC paying late fee, British and Prussian rates had been combined from January 1st 1847, very fine. Photo.
778 £240
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Germany: 1851 (Aug. 21st) entire from Ramsgate to Hamburg via London, 8d. Thames packet combined rate up to 1/2oz. paid by 1841 2d. plate 4 SA-TB block of four cut into in places, 2sch. retained by Prussia on account of Hamburg transit, a very scarce multiple on cover. Photo.
779 £980
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Germany: 1852 (Oct. 5th) entire letter from London via Calais to Kornthal near Stuttgart, the unusual 11d. rate for 1/4oz prepaid by very fine 184754 embossed 10d. brown die 2 with good to large margins and 1841 1d. KH (clipped at right), fine, clean and uncreased cover. B.P.A. certificate (1996). Ex Daisy. Photo.
781 £450
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Germany: 1855 (Nov. 10th) envelope from Newcastle-on-Tyne to Lubeck bearing a fine strip of four 1855 SC14 2d. blue plate 4 DH-DK paying the 8d. rate by private ship and tied by sideways duplexes and red ''P.'' in oval, handstamped ''franco'' and with ''HAMBURG/14 NOV 1855'' 'butterfly' arrival datestamp on front, the envelope with some damage (part of upper flap missing) but of fine appearance. Photo.
785 £2900
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: India: 1860 (April 18th) small envelope (with contents) from London to the 'Gt Indian Peninsula Railway Office, Bombay Green, Bombay' bearing 1841 2d. blue plate 4 IH used in combination with 1857 LC14 1d. BK and 185557 6d., neatly cancelled and quite exceptional quality being the finer of two recorded examples of this extraordinary combination of three different issues, an exhibition item. Photo.
786 £350
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Italy: 1843 (June 17th) entire letter from Florence to London marked ''TS'' for 'Transit Sarde' via Pont-de-B' (for Beauvoisin) for up to 15 grams ('15' at top left) charged 30 decimes to London where it was forwarded to Wigan with 1841 1d RA cancelled no. ''8'' in Maltese Cross, the adhesive cut into at foot and with small corner fault at lower left, full of character. Photo.
787 £350
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Italy: 1845 (Oct.) entire letter from Rome to London (Lord Clifford correspondence) with a variety of rate and transit markings, redirected from London to Chudleigh with 1841 1d. LA, the adhesive touched at left but with clear profile and a most attractive cover. Photo.
788 £620
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Italy: 1846 (April 5th) entire letter from Tadcaster to Rome bearing 1841 1d. red-brown LK tied by numeral c.d.s. and pen-line, prepaid at the 1/2oz rate from Tadcaster via London, Boulogne, Huningue (N of Basle) per ''VIA DI UNINGA''. The sender was required to prepay 5d for 1/2oz to Boulogne plus 1s.8d. = 2s.1d. (11.82 grams of silver) for route through Austria but because the Italian rate of 1s 7d was not prepaid to the final destination a charge of this amount was raised in the Papal States at 38 bajocchi (9.21 grams of silver). A clean uncreased cover from the 'Clifford' correspondence, full of character. Photo.
789 £2400
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Italy: 1855 (Oct. 19th) entire from London to Modena, 3s.3d. triple rate at 1s.1d. per 1/4oz via France, Kingdom of Sardinia and Turin, franked by 184754 embossed 1s. pale green die 2 pair and single with clear to very large margins except outer frame-lines just shaved in places, and LC14 on blued 1d. JF, QD and RD, fine and most attractive. Photo.
791 £300
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Netherlands: 1849 (Oct. 16th) entire from Manchester to Amsterdam, fine 184754 embossed 1/- and 1841 1d. JJ (touched at top) paying 1s. for 1/2oz. rate plus 1d. late fee, stamped ''Engeland/franco'' in blue-green alongside. Holcombe certificate (1995). Photo.
792 £270
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Netherlands: 1851 (June 3rd) entire letter from Manchester to Utrecht with 1841 1d. GA with good to huge margins on three sides, sent via Thames packet and treated as unpaid, charged '60' cents (instead of 1s.) and with ''Engeland/over Rotterdam'' handstamp in red on reverse, attractive. Photo.
793 £300
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Netherlands: 1855 (October 31st) entire from Lombard St. to Amsterdam bearing 184754 embossed 6d. mauve with clear to good margins except outer frame-lines just shaved on two sides, and LC14 1d. OJ-OK pair with unusual very rough perfs., paying 8d. per 1/4oz rate and with ''Engeland/Franco'' handstamp on front. Photo.
794 £850
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Norway: 1855 (June 15th) entire from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, via Hull, to Arendal, with 184754 embossed 6d. mauve with good to very large margins on three sides, just clipped at top, paying the private ship rate, endorsed 'per Courier via Hull' , framed ''HULL/SHIP-LETTER/JU 16 1855'' datestamp and blue ''CHRISTIANSSAND/4/7/1855'' c.d.s. on reverse, minor cover creasing well clear of adhesive. A most unusual destination. Photo.
795 £550
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Portugal: 1872 (Oct. and Nov.) entires from the same correspondence from London to Oporto, franked at 5s.6d. and 4s. respectively with 187273 6d. plate 11's, some imperfections but scarce. Photo.
796 £1800
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Kingdom of Sardinia: 1852 (Oct. 25th) entire from London, via Aachen and Paris, to Nice, bearing 1841 2d. blue plate 4 GI-GL strip of four with good margins almost all around, tied by red ''P'' in oval, shows red ''REG. FR'' handstamp on front, clean neat cover. Photo.
797 £11500
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Switzerland: 1841 (July 27th) entire letter (a little affected on the inside) from Rougham to Lucerne, bearing a very fine 1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 HE (double ''H'') tied by black Maltese Cross and additionally by red London tombstone ''D/PAID/28 JY 28/1841'', a variety of manuscript rate marks and red ''ATF'' (Angleterre Transit Francaise) handstamp, a very rare use to an overseas destination. Ex Atkinson (lot 171). Photo. The rate markings are explained as follows: 1s.2d. rate for 1/4 ounce from anywhere in the U.K., via Calais to Hunigue on French-Swiss border (6.62 grams of silver). Writer endorsed letter with: 'English Postage Paid' for prepayment of 10d British share to Calais 'Paid 10'. The Swiss post office charged 42 rappen marked in red crayon (2.82 grams of silver) Hunigue to Lucerne, supporting the whole prepaid rate of 1s 10d sent on 27 July 1841.
801 | £50
Postal Stationery: 1842 (July 29th) 1d. pink envelope size A (Huggins EP3b) sent from Fowey to London with a superb upright strike of a black Maltese Cross and with double arc 'FOWEY/JY 29/1842'' c.d.s. on front, slight traces of staining, otherwise fine.
802 | £65
Postal Stationery: 18451947 range incl. QV W.H. Smith 2d., 21/2d. (2), 4d. (3) & 6d. s.t.o. wrappers used, s.t.o. envelopes, postcards, 1d. pink letter sheets (2) used, etc. (50 items).
804 £220
Postal Stationery: 1870 1/2d. postcard with printed advert for 'POWELL'S BALSAM OF ANISEED' on reverse, a little miscut showing edge of frame of card above, used on the first day of use in London, some foxing and surface abrasion on reverse at lower right. Photo.
808 | £120
Postal Stationery: 1924 Wembley 1d. and 11/2d. postcards and 11/2d. envelope, all very fine used on the first day of issue with ''WEMBLEY PARK'', slogans.
809 | £190
Postal Stationery: 194051 s.t.o. collection of tete-beche pairs etc., mostly 1951 issues, some on coloured paper, produced for Victor Marsh, also various other items incl. 1925 Wembley 1d. & 11/2d. postcards, 11/2d. envelope & 11/2d. letter card unused. (73 items).
812 £240
Postal Stationery - Advertising Rings: Parkins and Gotto: 1870 (8.7) 1d. pink envelope with purple ring used 1881 (July 4th) in London with Postal Fiscal 185357 1d. blue and 1d. ochre (perfs. clipped on two sides), most unusual and attractive. Photo.
813 £260
Postal Stationery: Advertising Rings: John Warner & Sons 1866 (20.1) 1d. pink envelope printed on both sides in purple depicting pumps on the front and bells (Big Ben & the Victoria Bell) on reverse, used 1866 (April 6th) from London to Elstree, flap torn and some other cover imperfections, otherwise fine. Photo.
814 | £300
Rowland Hill: 1870 (Nov. 17th) a.l.s. (with albino embossed ''HAMPSTEAD N.W.'' crest) from and signed by Rowland Hill to Ellen Hill, privately carried in envelope with the same crest in blue on reverse, initialled 'R.H.' at lower left.
817 | £270
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A223 (forme 6) with Edinburgh Envelope Advertiser advertisement (S.G. MA5l) used 1841 (Jan.) from Edinburgh to Hawick with red Maltese Cross, and 1d letter sheet A23 (forme 2) used 1842 (May) from the same correspondence with crisp neat black M.C., both with filing creases.
818 £230
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope (stereo obscured by seal) used from Wells, Somerset with red Maltese Cross and error of date ''WELLS SOMERSET/MY 1/1806'' c.d.s. on reverse, most unusual, some crumpling and small tear at foot. Photo.
819 | £95
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A144 (forme 2) used 1840 (Oct. 10th) from London to Nailsworth, neat red Maltese Cross, some creasing and a little soiled, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. ME2, cat. 325.
821 | £180
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A291 (second series forme 5 or 6), an unused example showing pre-printing paper crease, closed tear on front but good to fine appearance and otherwise fine and very rare. S.G. Spec. ME2f.
825 | £250
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: Fores's Comic Envelopes No. 1 by John Leech, a selection comprising two unused examples (one defective) in letter sheet format, Deraedemaeker reproductions (3, one attractively hand coloured, one with ''DERAEDEMAEKER'' imprint erased), and later 'Langmill' reproduction, unused, mainly good to fine. (6 items).
826 £300
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: R.W. Hume Comic envelope no. 2 ''Baloon Mail'' as state 2 but imprint reads ''Published & Sold by R.W. Hume, Leith...'', bearing unused 1841 1d. plate 21 OJ, some soiling or staining, otherwise fine. Photo.
827 £1300
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: David Macgregor: The 'Four Continents' envelope, unused, slight staining, otherwise fine and very rare. Ex Wallace archive, Shaida and Giamporcaro. Photo.
829 £380
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: Unidentified Publisher: The subtle caricature envelope with ''HCK'' imprint at lower right, true to the original design with the exception of the spectacles on the elephants and camels and without value inscription, a little staining, otherwise fine and very rare, we have only seen three examples. Photo.
831 £600
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: 1839 (July 18th) Lady's envelope decorated on both sides with borders of green ivy leaves, sent in London and addressed to 'The Lady Mayoress, Mansion House'', a little soiled but a rare and very early use. Photo.
832 £900
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: 1840 (July 2nd) Lady's envelope (with enclosure) printed in blue on both sides with decorative ornamental borders, sent from London to Reading with three margined 1841 1d. ME tied by neat Maltese Cross, some imperfections but most attractive and rare. Photo.
833 £2200
Propaganda Envelopes: Anti Vaccination: 1878 (Nov. 18th) printed Anti-Vaccination envelope in support of Joseph Abel, sent from London to 'Mr Abel, Faringdon, Berks' with 186479 1d. plate 202 BB, exceptional and probably the finest of the 11 known examples in its original uncoloured state. Photo. In 187778 Joseph Abel refused to pay fines levied under contemporary law for the offence of refusal of smallpox vaccination. He was prosecuted 21 times owing to his persistence and a total of 30 was paid by his brother which kept Abel out of prison. Abel's stand in the light of child deaths said to result from vaccination gained wide support for a change in the law prompting these illustrated propaganda envelopes. In 1878 the law was amended resulting in a person refusing vaccination only being summoned once.
834 £1300
Propaganda Envelopes: Anti Vaccination: 1879 (Jan 25th) printed Anti-Vaccination envelope in support of Joseph Abel, sent from London to Boston, U.S.A. with 186470 1d. plate 191 GF and GG and 1870 1/2d. SS, red ''BOSTON/FEB/7/PAID'' arrival c.d.s. on front, the envelope slightly trimmed at right resulting in the 1d.'s being clipped. A very rare usage, believed to be the only known example sent overseas, and again in the original uncoloured state. Ex Daisy. Photo.
835 | £130
Propaganda Envelopes: Civilisation of America: Onwhyn's design published by J. Valentine, a fine unused example of this rare envelope on grey paper, also Deraedemaeker reproductions on grey and blue paper. (3).
838 £600
Propaganda Envelopes: Punch's Anti-Graham Campaign: Envelope and letter sheet good to fine unused and extremely scarce, also a Deraedemaeker reproduction and two related items. (5 items). Photo.
839 | £130
Propaganda Envelopes: Punch's Anti-Graham Campaign: Envelope front with ''PUNCH'S ANTI GRAHAM ENVELOPE'' imprint at top, used from Winchester with a number of strikes of the ''888'' numeral and bearing 1841 1d. which has been roughly removed and replaced, also an unused example in envelope format without imprint (some faults), a contemporary cut out from the Punch magazine and Deraedemaeker reproductions in blue and black fine unused. (5 items).
841 | £1050
Propaganda Envelopes: Vegetarian Society: 1853 (Jan. 1st) envelope printed in blue from ''SECRETARY, 15, Piccadilly, Manchester'' with ''Mission of Vegetarianism'' printed on upper flap, sent to Plymouth with 1841 1d. FK-FL full margined pair (FL creased) with neat ''498'' numerals, blue straight line ''WINDSOR BRIDGE'' on front, minor cover imperfections, very rare. Photo.
842 | £150
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: A series of eight proofs of envelope designs based on Alice in Wonderland characters, all on thick, highly glazed, proof paper (228 x 190mm), each endorsed 'Plate Proof No. 26' and signed 'Gerald M King', an amusing group, we do not recall seeing these before.
844 £1600
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1856 (May) Granger's ''H.R.H. Princess Royal Victoria'' unused printed envelope with red ''PRINCESS/ROYAL'' stamp printed at upper right, together with printed insert with printed coded love letter with instructions ''For our readers to be able to interpret the contents of the Royal Secret Love Letters'' on the reverse, the envelope with some soiling but a most unusual survivor, believed to be unique. Photo.
847 £200
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1877 (Feb. 5th) very well executed pen and ink illustrated envelope depicting a dog delivering a letter, sent from Hastings to Budleigh Salterton with 186479 1d. plate 186 IK, minor cover imperfections. Photo.
848 £130
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1881 (Oct. 10th) hand painted envelope with a picture of a drummer in uniform, the stamp placed on his enlarged bearskin, sent from London to Brighton with 1881 die 1 1d., minor cover imperfections. Photo.
850 £2250
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 18991916, a series of 150 postally used postcards with skilful pen and ink and watercolour illustrations sent by the Rev. C.C. Pritchard to his children, wittily illustrating political figures (e.g. Churchill), the Natal Post ('A Kaffir will run 50 miles a day over stony thorny country carrying a letter in a cleft stick, and a bag made out of wild cat's skin, for a shilling a day', domestic situations, holidays, public events, etc. Some well known personalities are featured including one p.c. showing a portrait of Ammunition Smith of Rorke's Drift ... the man I am going to Lausanne with on Oct. 20 ... He is rather too corpulent to walk but I hope we may be able to make some expeditions by steamer...' (the Rev. George Smith was a military chaplain, who earned his nickname from his work handing out ammunition during Zulu attacks). Also about 20 undated or privately delivered illustrated postcards, poems and photographs. A fascinating assembly. Photo.
851 | £160
Cancellations: A selection on line engraved incl. N.P.B. and T.P.O., 185876 2d. plate 14 RC cancelled small anchor in lozenge of dots, etc., mainly fair to fine. (18).
852 | £200
Cancellations: A selection on 1d. stars (8), comprising SC16 1d. FB with London District Post ''31'' in blue on piece, LC14 on blued 1d. NA with green Irish numeral, LC14 on white (3) with deep blue London ''81'' duplex numerals, PI on piece with Edinburgh duplex and dumb blue circular cancellation, LK on 1860 cover with ''EDINR/POSTED SINCE 7 LAST NIGHT'' duplex and another on piece with ''GLASGOW/POSTED SINCE 10 15 LAST NIGHT'' duplex.
853 | £880
Cancellations: A collection in an album, mainly on 1841 1d.'s or 1d. stars, with Maltese Crosses incl. distinctive types with Belfast, Dublin (3), Greenock, Leamington (on cover), Norwich (2), Perth (on cover), York, nos. ''1'' to ''12'' in M.C.'s, London numerals incl. District Post numbers below 50 (10), Provincial numerals, etc. (100's).
854 | £200
Cancellations: A collection in a stockbook, mostly QV on stamps or pieces incl. squared circles etc. (100's).
856 £280
Cancellations: 1855 die II, alphabet II SC16 1d. plate 3 OE-OJ strip of six cancelled by four strikes of the first type ''LEITH/AU1855'' experimental duplex, OF and OJ with creases otherwise mainly fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. C4. Photo.
857 | £50
Cancellations: 1873 (Sept. 8th) envelope (with contents) from Balmoral Castle to Birkenhead bearing 186479 1d. plate 168 HL (closed tear at left) tied by a light strike of the ''CALEDONIAN T.P.O./DAY UP'' c.d.s. and with a further strike on reverse.
858 £420
Cancellations: Hotels: Westminster Palace Hotel: 186567 4d. plate 12 FD-FE pair and HC, 186780 9d. plate 4 SE-TF vertical pair and 2/- blue plate 1 SK, all with ''WESTMINSTERPALACEHOTEL'' c.d.s's dated May or June 1872, the 9d. pair with slight creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine, unusual. Photo.
860 £150
Cancellations: London District Post Low Number Suburban Numerals: 1869 (March 6th) clean and neat envelope from Brentford to Russel Square bearing 186479 1d. plate 114 DH tied by a superb strike of the no. ''41'', rare in this quality. Photo.
861 | £90
Cancellations: Parliament House: 186780 1/- plate 7 RA, 187380 1/- plate 9 BL (crease) and 188792 1/-, each with neat ''PARLIAMENT HOUSE'' thimble c.d.s. (3).
862 £220
Cancellations: Travelling Post Offices: 186479 1d. plate 136 BG-CI block of six (3 x 2), 186780 1/- plate 6 KG (marginal) and SI, all cancelled ''TRAVELLING POST OFFICE/SPECIAL STAFF'' oval datestamps dated Sep. 26, Oct. 1 and Oct 2 1872, the block with some perfs. reinforced and CH with tear, some other small imperfections, unusual. Photo.
863 £550
Cancellations: Trial Cancellations: Salisbury ''683'': 1857 LC14 1d. EE, 185876 2d. plate 13 HA and 185557 watermark large garter 4d., each cancelled with the experimental ''683/E'' with pins, and 186567 4d. plate 12 NI, 186780 3d. plate 5 GJ and 9d. plate 4 FD without pins, an unsual group, mainly fine. (6). Photo.
864 | £100
Scots Locals Cancellations: A selection on 1d. stars (5 with a pair) comprising ''HOPE/STREET'' type XVIII on SC16 die I, ''PITT STREET'' type X on SC16 die II, ''UNION STREET'' type V on LC14 on blued pair, and ''OSBORNE/BUILDINGS'' type XVI (on piece) on LC14 on white, mainly very fine.
865 | £300
Scots Local Cancellations: A collection of Edinburgh Receiving Houses, all on 1d. stars with covers (10) comprising Antigua St., Canongate (2), Cross, Duke Street (2, one on a pair), Hanover Street, India Street, Leith Walk (type VII) and Pitt Street, pieces (4), Charlotte Place and Pitt Street on attractive strips of 3, etc., mostly good to fine strikes. (23 items).
868 £480
Scots Local Cancellations: Duke Street type VII: 1854 SC16 1d. brick-red on very blue paper AF-AK strip of six showing plate wear cancelled by three strikes of the ''DUKE STREET'' Scots local, some creasing and AK with a few missing perfs. at foot, otherwise fine and most attractive. Photo.
869 £60
Scots Local Cancellations: Duke St Leith type VII: 1855 LC14 2d. blue plate 5 DG-DJ very fine used strip of four with ''DUKE ST LEITH'' type VII Scots local cancellations on 1857 (March) piece to Bordeaux. S.G. 34. Photo.
870 £420
Scots Local Cancellations: Gretna type V: 1858 (Nov. 5th) envelope to Annan with LC14 1d. Maltese Cross tied by a clear part strike of ''GRETNA'' type V in green (unrecorded prior to this cover and not listed by Alcock), also another strike in blue on 1859 (April) piece. Photo.
873 £170
Scots Local Cancellations: Warriston type VII: 184754 embossed 6d purple and 1855 LC14 2d. blue plate 5 MI on piece with a fine single strike of the ''WARRISTON'' Scots local, the 6d. just touched or shaved on two sides, otherwise fine and most attractive. Photo.
876 £2700
Machine Cancellations: Pearson Hill (2nd type) - 1858 (Feb. 3rd) entire letter from London to Condom in France bearing 185557 watermark large garter 4d. rose, tied by a very fine strike of the 2nd type machine cancellation, code ''A'', a superb clean cover, by far the finer of only two recorded examples of the 4d. on cover with this cancellation, an exhibition item. Photo.
877 £280
Machine Cancellations: Hoster: 1885 (Dec. 29th) envelope to Ashburton bearing 1881 die 2 1d. lilac cancelled by a very fine strike of the rare ''CHARING CROSS.W.C.'' Hoster, code ''AX'', exceptional. Photo.
878 £320
Machine Cancellations: Hoster: 1886 (Nov. 1st) 1/2d. postcard to Turin cancelled by a very fine strike of the rare ''CHARING CROSS.W.C.'' Hoster, code ''AX'', the card with minor imperfections. Photo.
879 | £450
Edinburgh Cancellations: 184077 selection incl. 1840 1d. (2) and 2d. (2) with full margins and red and black M.C.'s thought to be of Edinburgh, 1d. plate 2 KH tied by red M.C. to 1840 (June) E.L. from Edinburgh to Inverary with fancy framed ''TOO LATE'' on reverse, adhesive crossed by filing crease, 1841 1d. (61) with an irregular block of 14, blocks of 4 (2), strips of 6 (2), 2d. (17) incl. plate 3 AA-AF strip of 6, four singles on 1845 (June) E. to Paisley, etc. with ''131'' numerals, and four surface printed covers, condition varies. (89).
880 | £60
Edinburgh Cancellations: 1845 (June) and 1846 (July) covers to Glasgow bearing fair 1841 1ds. and with good to very fine strikes of the ''PAID/1d EXTRA'' and ''PAID/6d/EXTRA'' late fee handstamps in red alongside adhesives.
881 £320
Edinburgh Cancellations: 184754 embossed 6d. mauve fine with a very fine part strike of the experimental Edinburgh duplex (vertical format) in black, a trifle soiled. Photo.
882 £720
Edinburgh Cancellations: 1856 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on blued paper 1d. HF tied by an exceptionally fine almost complete strike of the experimental Edinburgh duplex (vertical format) ''MR 13/H 57'' in blue, extremely rare. Photo.
883 £300
Edinburgh Cancellations: 185692 collection of ''131'' roller cancellations with a range of types incl. 184754 embossed 1s. (clear to good margins except just clipped at foot) tied by the type with vertical lines between impressions to 1856 (June) E. to New York, 1855 LC14 2d. plate 5 TA-TC strip, 186479 1d. plate 72 QJ-RL block of four, plate 79 EA-FF block of 12 with types without lines, 1881 die 2 1d., 188792 1/2d. and 3d. on piece with the type with stars between numerals. (25 items). Photo.
884 £120
Edinburgh Cancellations: 1891 1 green CA cancelled by the ''131'' roller with stars between numerals which was used on parcels, a few short or blunted perfs., otherwise fine and very scarce. S.G. 212. Photo.
885 | £55
Edinburgh Cancellations: 1891 (Oct.) 1d. reply card (Huggins CP18) complete used to Carlsruhe, cancelled by the St. Andrew's Cross duplex, the reply half addressed but not posted.
886 | £150
Essays, Proofs, Trials and Printer's Samples: A selection in varied condition incl. the Charles Whiting page of reprinted essays from the 1848 Art Union Journal, 1837 London District Post essay 1d. letter sheet essay in yellow-buff, two engine turned samples, also a few other items.
888 | £120
Essays, Proofs, Trials and Printer's Samples: A selection of items (17), mostly Whiting related incl. ''COUNTY FIRE OFFICE/REGENT STREET'' poster printed in red, blue and yellow, Congreve samples, engine turned samples, etc., interesting group.
891 £500
Essays, Proofs, Trials and Printer's Samples: Charles Whiting: An embossed sample produced by the Congreve process, printed in green, blue and pink, with the head of Lord Brougham embossed in colourless relief in the centre, very fine and fresh. Photo.
892 £550
Essays, Proofs, Trials and Printer's Samples: Charles Whiting: An embossed sample produced by the Congreve process, printed in blue, buff and green, with the head of Sir Walter Scott embossed in colourless relief in the centre, ''WHITING PATENTEE'' within the frame at right. Photo.
893 £520
Essays, Proofs, Trials and Printer's Samples: Charles Whiting: An embossed sample produced by the Congreve process, printed in pink, brown and buff, with the head of Earl Grey embossed in colourless relief in the centre, very fine and fresh. Photo.
894 £600
Essays, Proofs, Trials and Printer's Samples: Charles Whiting: 1840 embossed oval ''PAID'' essay in yellow-green (Huggins E8) at upper left corner of envelope, oval ''IMPROVED SAFETY ENVELOPE/MITCHELL & SON, 39 CHARING CROSS/REGISTERED/No. 483/18, NOVR 1840'' imprint in the same colour on the inside of the flap, some imperfections but very scarce. Photo.
896 | £7800
1840 1d. black, an accumulation in rather mixed condition in a stockbook, arranged by plate with all plates represented, poor to fine. (341).
897 | £2300
1840 1d. and 2d., an attractively written-up collection comprising 1d. plates 1a KH, 1b TI, 2, EF, HI, 3 TL, 4 AI, CG (on cover), 5 CE, MD, 6 DF, FJ (on cover), TC, 7 EG, 8 DK, TA, 9 BK, SE, 10 IK, 2d. plate 1 GB & MI, 1841 1d. plates 1b AL, FG (on piece), 2 GC (on cover), RF, 5 AB, IG (on cover), 8 EA, LI (2, one on cover), 9 BK, HK (on cover), PG, 10 EC (2, one on cover), LC, and 11 HC, JH, KF (on cover) & TE, condition varies but mainly attractive examples and many with full margins. (39).
898 | £200
1840 1d. grey-black (worn) plate 3 TH with good to large margins and indistinct red M.C. on 1840 (Aug.) E.L. from Edinburgh to Leith, cover imperfections clear of stamp, plate 6 JD and plate 8 OF with margins virtually all around on part 1840 (Oct.) covers from Notlob to Manchester with red M.C., and local London with experimental black M.C., respectively. (3).
899 | £7500
1840 1d. black AA-TL complete reconstruction (mixed plates) in an album, condition varies but mainly three or four margined examples with some very fine. (240).
900 | £1050
1840 1d. black, the balance of a collection, comprising plates 2 (3, on pieces), 3 (12, 2 on May 26th pieces), 5 (3, matched in red), 7 (pair and 3 singles on separate covers, one with London experimental M.C. in black), 10 AA (2, both cancelled in red and matched with two reds), condition varies. (30).
901 | £1750
1840 1d. black plate 1 collection comprising plates 1a (13) and 1b (34) incl. plate 1b GC re-entry (2), GE with wmk. inverted, GK re-entry (on cover), HK re-entry, other varieties incl. double letters etc., condition varies, about 32 with full margins, some of very fine appearance. (47).
902 | £880
1840 1d. black plate 1 ''A'' row collection (24, one on cover) with all letterings except AA, fourteen with full margins, the rest with three margins, all but five cancelled in red, condition varies.
903 | £160
1840 1d. black plate 1a, five examples, all with full margins, one with black M.C., mainly good to fine apppearance, some faults.
904 £320
1840 1d. black plate 1a AB with watermark inverted, early impression, of stunning appearance with large to very large margins and exceptional red Maltese Cross, thinned, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS1g, cat. 2,250. Photo.
905 £350
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a AK, exceptionally fine used with good to huge margins showing trace of inscription at top, neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS3h Photo.
906 £190
1840 1d black plate 1a BG, an early impression, very fine used with good margins and light neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. 2. Photo.
907 £75
1840 1d. black plate 1a EI, a 'woolly' impression, fine used with good to large margins and light red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
908 £290
1840 1d. grey-black (moderate wear) plate 1a EL exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins and light red Maltese Cross on 1840 (May 23rd) entire letter from London to Cockenzie, cover faults well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS2th, cat. 1,300. Photo.
909 £150
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a FH matched with plate 1b in black, both of exceptional appearance with full margins and neat red Maltese Crosses, small faults not detracting from appearnce, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS3 & 5. Photo.
910 £170
1840 1d. grey-black (showing extreme wear) plate 1a GH very fine used with good to large even margins and bright red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
911 £80
1840 1d. black plate 1a HF, an early impression, fine used with ample to good margins and light red Maltese Cross. Photo.
912 £85
1840 1d. black plate 1a JD showing slight plate wear, most attractive with good margins and neat red Maltese Cross, slight creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
913 £250
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1a KD very worn plate, exceptionally fine used with good margins and clear neat red Maltese Cross at upper right leaving profile clear, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
914 £150
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a LG exceptionally fine used with ample to very large margins and neat bright red Maltese Cross on irregularly shaped 1840 (Sept.) piece. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
915 £190
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a NJ, QI and SI, attractive with good to large margins and red Maltese Crosses, slight creases not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
916 £95
1840 1d. black plate 1a OE fine used with good margins and neat almost complete red Maltese Cross, small mark at lower left corner. Photo.
917 £180
1840 1d. grey-black (moderate wear) plate 1a PF with good to large even margins and neat red-brown shade Maltese Cross leaving profile clear on part 1840 (May 28th) entire from London to Warwick, foxing affects the stamp at foot, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS2tj. Photo.
918 £350
1840 1d. grey-black (moderate wear) plate 1a QA, a most unusual 'kiss-print' or 'pulled' impression showing distinct doubling to the corner letters and ''ONE PENNY'', exceptionally fine used with good margins and light neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS2var. Photo.
919 £180
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a QC very fine used with good to large margins and neat brownish-red shade Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
920 £120
1840 1d. grey-black (moderate wear) plate 1a QK very fine used with ample to good margins and light red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
921 £120
1840 1d. grey-black (moderate wear) plate 1a RJ, attractive with good to large margins and red Maltese Cross, faint vertical crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
922 £230
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a TH very fine used with good to large margins and partly double lined red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Aug.) entire letter from Cockermouth to Liverpool. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
923 | £750
1840 1d. black plate 1b, 14 full margined examples, 10 cancelled in red, condition varies, mainly good to fine apppearance, not all plating guaranteed.
924 £220
1840 1d. black plate 1b AB superb with good to huge margins and neat red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. AS5. Photo.
925 £75
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1b AB fine used with good to large margins and black Maltese Cross on piece with ''RAMSGATE/MA 17/1841'' c.d.s. on reverse. S.G. Spec. AS5var. Photo.
926 £180
1840 1d. black plate 1b AD exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and attractive red Maltese Cross, shows marginal watermark line at top. S.G. AS5. Photo.
927 £160
1840 1d. black plate 1b AI exceptionally fine used with good even margins and neat red Maltese Cross leaving profile clear. S.G. AS5. Photo.
928 £95
1840 1d. black plate 1b BC very fine used with good to large margins and light red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
929 £85
1840 1d black plate 1b CC, a greyish shade, fine used with good to large margins and light red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
930 £70
1840 1d. black plate 1b DA fine with good margins, neat black Maltese Cross and trace of additional red cancellation. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
931 £6500
1840 1d. black plate 1b FI-GJ, a most attractive used block of four with good to large margins and oily red Maltese Crosses, FI-GI showing plate wear and double letters ''F'' and ''I'' respectively, also with natural vertical paper creasing or wrinkling not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and a rare multiple. S.G. Spec. AS5/f, cat. 7,000. Photo.
932 £140
1840 1d. black plate 1b FI (double ''F'') on bleut, fine used with good margins and black Maltese Cross, shows plate wear at top. S.G. Spec. AS5f,n. Photo.
933 £160
1840 1d. black plate 1b GA (non coincident re-entry) exceptionally fine used with good margins and clear neat bright red Maltese Cross. S.G. AS5b. Photo.
934 £120
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 1b GA (non coincident re-entry) exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins and light neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. AS5b. Photo.
935 £90
1840 1d. black plate 1b HE exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins and attractive red Maltese Cross on part 1840 (Aug.) cover from Manchester. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
936 £140
1840 1d. black plate 1b HF and IK fine used with good to large margins and brownish-orange Maltese Crosses on 1840 (July 12th) entire from Blairgowrie to Edinburgh, some cover faults well clear of stamps. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
938 £130
1840 1d. black plate 1b IL (non coincident re-entry showing recut and enlarged letters) with clear to large margins virtually all around (just shaved at lower right corner), tied by experimental black Maltese Cross of London on 1840 (Nov.) entire to Grays Inn. S.G. Spec. AS5c. Photo.
940 | £100
1840 1d. black plate 1b KA (clear horizontal guide line in ''A'' square) with just clear to good margins and blurred doubly struck red Maltese Cross on 1841 (Feb. 4th) entire letter from Cockermouth to Liverpool. S.G. Spec. AS5.
941 £600
1840 1d. black plate 1b LI-LL strip of four on thin paper, attractive with ample to very large margins and brownish-red Maltese Crosses, LK-LL a little stained on reverse and LL with light crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. AS5m. Photo.
942 £1500
1840 1d. intense black plate 1b LK very fine used with ample to good margins on 1840 (July 17th) entire from Wakefield to London, the adhesive originally cancelled by neat pale red Maltese Cross on despatch and additionally cancelled in London with a contrasting upright strike of a full red Maltese Cross, cover with faint staining well clear of stamp, otherwise fine and an exceptional item. Photo.
943 £160
1840 1d. black plate 1b LL (recut left side-line) very fine used with good to huge margins and red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5h. Photo.
944 £120
1840 1d. black plate 1b MA very fine used with good to very large margins and red Maltese Cross on part 1840 (Oct.) entire from Liverpool. SG Spec. AS5. Photo.
945 £180
1840 1d. black plate 1b MK (non coincident re-entry) exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and neat red-brown shade Maltese Cross on 1840 (Sept. 21st) entire from Galshiels to Edinburgh, filing folds well clear of adhesive. SG Spec. AS5b. Photo.
946 £200
1840 1d. black plate 1b PB showing the original plate 1a re-entry, an exceptionally fine used example with large to very large margins, tied to small piece by neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5a. Photo.
947 £160
1840 1d. black plate 1b TE exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and attractive red Maltese Cross leaving profile clear on 1840 (Sept.) piece. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
950 | £520
1840 1d. black plate 2, 11 full margined examples, cancelled in red, condition varies, mainly good to fine apppearance, not all plating guaranteed.
951 £60
1840 1d. black plate 2 AF fine used with good to large margins and red Maltese Cross on part 1840 (July) entire with ''WIGAN/JY 13/1840'' c.d.s. on reverse. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
953 £140
1840 1d. black plate 2 BL exceptionaly fine used with good to very large margins and superb upright strike of a red Maltese Cross on large 1840 (May 29th) ppiece from London. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
956 £300
1840 1d. black plate 2 JA (constant variety) fine used with good margins and light strike of the Edinburgh ''131'' between stars numeral in black. Brandon certificate (1978). S.G. 2k, Spec. AS15k,za, cat. 700. Photo. See also lots ???
959 £500
1840 1d. black plate 2 OA exceptionally fine used with ample to good margins and crisp red Maltese Cross on neat piece endorsed 'Calf of Man Low Station/30 June 1840', an extremely rare place of origin, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
961 £160
1840 1d black plate 2 RD very fine used with good to very large margins and neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
962 | £520
1840 1d. black plate 3, 12 full margined examples, 9 cancelled in red, condition varies, mainly good to fine apppearance, not all plating guaranteed.
963 | £200
1840 1d. black plate 3 AA (blind first ''A''), three full margined examples, one with red M.C. and slight crease, one on toned and soiled 1840 (June) entire from Clifton to London, and one fine with light black M.C. on 1841 (Aug.) piece.
964 £130
1840 1d. black plate 3 AA (blind first ''A''), fine used with ample to huge margins and neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
965 | £120
1840 1d. grey-black plate 3 AI with good to large margins and neat red-brown Maltese Cross on somewhat tatty 1840 (May 27th) entire from Newport, Mon., to Kentchurch, age affected and the ahesive replaced slightly out of position. S.G. Spec. AS21tj, cat. 750.
967 £220
1840 1d black plate 3 DC exceptionally fine used with excellent margins and light neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
968 £1600
1840 1d. black plate 3 DJ tied solely by a clear light strike of ''Kirkham/Penny Post'' in black to 1840 (June 2nd) piece with ''PRESTON'' c.d.s. on reverse, very fine with good to large margins. S.G. Spec. AS20yb, cat. 3,500. Photo.
970 £190
1840 1d. grey-black plate 3 HC, exceptionally fine used large margins and a very fine upright strike of the distinct red-brown Maltese Cross of Bristol on part 1840 (June 1st) entire. S.G. Spec. AS21. Photo.
972 £2200
1840 1d. black plate 3 JD and NL on 1840 (Nov. 12th) envelope from Glasgow to London, redirected from London to Wantage on Nov. 14th with 1d. black plate 8 EB and EC, all with good margins or nearly so and tied by red Maltese Crosses, EC additionally tied by large ''L'' in circle of the Letter Carriers Office in a different red ink, most attractive. Brandon certificate (1997). Photo.
973 £170
1840 1d. grey-black plate 3 KJ fine used with ample to good margins and red Maltese Cross on 1840 (June 1st) entire letter from Stroud to Warwicj with ''STROUD/JU 1/1840'' c.d.s. on front, filing crease clear of adhesive which has become detached from the cover at some point and has been re-affixed. S.G. Spec. AS21. Photo.
974 £800
1840 1d. grey-black plate 3 LC showing slight plate wear, a very fresh mint example with clear to good margins virtually all around and large part original gum. S.G. 3, Spec. AS21, cat. 7,500. Photo.
977 £260
1840 1d. intense black plate 3 RI irregularly cut showing a very large part of RJ at right, possibly a very early example of mechanical separation, used on 1840 (May 12th) entire letter from Liverpool to Chester. Photo.
978 | £680
1840 1d. black plate 4, 15 full margined examples, 12 cancelled in red, condition varies, mainly good to fine apppearance, not all plating guaranteed.
980 £230
1840 1d. black plate 4 CA exceptionally fine used with large to huge margins and neat red Maltese Cross on small piece. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
981 £110
1840 1d. black plate 4 PB with clear to good margins almost all around, just shaved at right, cancelled solely by a light strike of the ''HAWES'' undated circle in red. S.G. Spec. AS23xb, cat. 2,500. Photo.
982 £200
1840 1d black plate 4 TI exceptionally fine used with good to huge margins and light strike of a bright red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
983 | £850
1840 1d. black plate 5, 17 full margined examples, 15 cancelled in red, condition varies, mainly good to fine apppearance, not all plating guaranteed.
984 £500
1840 1d. black plate 5 AA state 1, a crisp impression, exceptionally fine used with ample to large margins and superb black Maltese Cross on 1841 (March 20th, dated in mss.) entire to South Molton with ''Minehead/Penny Post'' in black, most attractive, this lettering surprisingly elusive on cover. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
985 £580
1840 1d. grey-black plate 5 CD state 3 exceptionally fine used with good margins and crisp neat black Maltese Cross on 1841 (Dec.) large part entire from Dunmow to Braintree, rare. S.G. Spec. AS29. Photo.
987 £1500
1840 1d. black plate 5 DI very fine used with good margins and a clear strike of the pink Maltese Cross of Merthyr-Tydvil on 1841 (Feb. 3rd) entire letter to Cardiff with matching large ''MERTHYR-TYDVIL/FE 3/1841'' alongside stamp. S.G. Spec. AS25var. Photo.
988 £400
1840 1d. black plate 5 JA, a greyish shade, exceptionally fine used with good to huge margins and neat almost complete upright strike of a red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
989 £250
1840 1d. black plate 5 JF very fine used with ample to good margins and red Maltese Cross on clean and uncreased 1840 (Oct. 29th) entire letter from Hounslow to Manchester with Country Sorting Office 'HOUNSLOW/29 OC/1840'' c.d.s. on front. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
993 £80
1840 1d. black plate 5 SK very fine used with good margins and neat black Maltese Cross leaving profile clear. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
994 | £1300
1840 1d. black plate 6, 27 full margined examples, 16 cancelled in red incl. ND-NE pair with additional faint strikes of boxed ''PyP/No. 15'' of Handsworth in blue, condition varies, mainly good to fine apppearance, not all plating guaranteed.
995 £250
1840 1d. black plate 6 DA on bleut, very fine used with good margins and a superb upright strike of a black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41e. Photo.
996 £280
1840 1d. black plate 6 JK exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins and neat red Maltese Cross on clean and uncreased 1840 (Oct. 26th) entire from London to Redditch. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
997 £60
1840 1d. black plate 6 KC attractive with good margins and light red Maltese Cross, small corner crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
1001 £80
1840 1d. black plate 6 TA fine used with good to huge margins and slightly blurred red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
1002 | £900
1840 1d. black plate 7, 20 full margined examples, 12 cancelled in red, condition varies, mainly good to fine apppearance, not all plating guaranteed.
1003 £2100
1840 1d. black plate 7 BF and BG very fine used with good to large margins and red Maltese Crosses on 1840 (Oct. 31st) envelope from Cambridge to Hull, underpaid, being endorsed 'exceeding 1oz' and charged '4' due, full of character and a very fine postage due cover. Photo.
1004 £1200
1840 1d. black plate 7 KB fine used with good margins and tied by experimental black Maltese Cross on 1840 (Oct. 19th) entire letter (College for Civil Engineers illustrated notepaper) from London to Dunstable with ''''T.P/Putney N.O'' alongside, minor cover imperfections well clear of adhesive, not detracting. This is the finer of only two recorded examples of 1d. blacks cancelled by the experimental black Maltese Cross, which were mis-sorted into the Twopenny Post Chief Office, where it was cancelled, before being sent, via the Inland Office, to the Provinces, all other examples we have seen being sent within London. Photo.
1005 £80
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 7 LF fine used with good margins and red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS45. Photo.
1006 £75
1840 1d. black plate 7 NJ fine used with good to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross, natural paper wrinkles. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
1007 £80
1840 1d. black plate 7 PC fine used with good margins and light red Maltese Cross leaving profile clear. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
1008 £42
1840 1d. black plate 7 RH with ample to good margins and light red Maltese Cross, faint creasing otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
1009 | £680
1840 1d. black plate 8, 14 full margined examples, 8 cancelled in red, condition varies, mainly good to fine apppearance, not all plating guaranteed.
1010 £1450
1840 1d. black plate 8 AC with just clear to good margins almost all around and red Maltese Cross, used on 1841 (Feb. 13th) entire Valentine letter with romantic poem influenced by Tennyson, from Belfast to Ballyclare, adhesive with small fault at left, otherwise fine and very rare, believed to be the only recorded Irish Valentine bearing a 1d. black. Photo.
1011 £90
1840 1d black plate 8 EG very fine used with good to large margins and neat black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
1012 £140
1840 1d. black plate 8 OI fine used with good to large margins and oily red Maltese Cross, placed contrary to regulations at lower left of 1840 (Dec.) entire letter (from a Seaman to his aunt) from London to Newport, Isle of Wight, some cover imperfections clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
1013 £110
1840 1d. black plate 8 PK very fine used with good to large margins and neat black Maltese Cross, matched with an almost full margined red (slight creasing). S.G. Spec. AS46 & 47. Photo.
1014 | £420
1840 1d. black plate 9, 7 full margined examples, 6 cancelled in red, condition varies, mainly fair to fine apppearance, not all plating guaranteed.
1015 | £600
1840 1d. black plate 10, 10 full margined examples, 8 cancelled in red, condition varies, mainly fair to fine apppearance.
1016 £170
1840 1d. grey-black plate 10 AA of exceptional appearance with good margins and clear neat black Maltese Cross, small faint corner crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS67. Photo.
1018 £300
1840 1d. black plate 10 NK fine used with good margins and black Maltese Cross on clean 1841 (April) entire letter from Faldingworth Rectory to Louth with indistinct ''MARKET RASEN'' c.d.s. on front, filing fold well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS66, cat. 1,100. Photo.
1019 | £680
1840 1d. black plate 11, BE, EL, JH, RE and SH, mainly fair three margined examples. (5).
1020 £240
1840 2d. blue plates 1 and 2 AA good to fine with clear to large margins and black Maltese Crosses, also plate 2 AA with clear to large margins and indistinct black cancellation on 1841 (Dec. 1st) envelope from Dublin to Peterborough, soiled. Photo.
1021 £650
1840 2d. blue plate 1 AE and NB both fine used with full margins and neat red Maltese Crosses on large part entire to Halifax, some creasing not affecting adhesives. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
1022 £140
1840 2d. blue plate 1 BA (double ''A''), a bright shade, fine used with good margins and slightly oily red Maltese Cross. Photo.
1024 £180
1840 2d. blue plate 1 ED fine used with ample to good margins and a most attractive upright strike of a vivid red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
1026 £400
1840 2d. blue plate 1 EI-EK strip of three (EK double ''K'') with ample to large margins and indistinct red Maltese Crosses on 1840 (Nov. 24th) entire from Leeds to Manchester, slight creasing at top just affecting EI, otherwise fine. Photo.
1027 £250
1840 2d. blue plate 1 GK-GL pair in a deep shade, fine used with good margins and indistinct red Maltese Crosses on clean 1840 (Nov. 27th) entire from Leeds to Manchester. Photo.
1028 £150
1840 2d. blue plate 1 JK-JL pair in a pale shade, good to large margins and black Maltese Crosses, slight trace of creasing at foot, otherwise fine. Photo.
1030 £90
1840 2d. blue plate 1 RI (shifted upper transfer), fine used with ample to good margins and red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. DS5d. Photo.
1032 £180
1840 2d. blue plate 2 KB very fine used with good to large margins and neat black Maltese Cross on small piece. S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
1035 £130
1840 2d. deep blue plate 2 TH fine used with good margins and neat black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. DS7. Photo.
1036 | £780
1841 1d., a plated collection with a good range of varieties with re-entries, double letters, roller and ray flaws, ivory heads, etc., mostly with full margins. (225).
1037 | £220
1841 1d. selection (16) with a range of distinctive Maltese Crosses incl. Belfast, Brighton, Cork, Coventry, Dublin (2), Greenock, Manchester, Norwich and York, also 3 with nos. in M.C.'s, condition varies, mostly good strikes on fair to fine adhesives. (19).
1038 | £520
1841 1d. (582), all with 1844-type cancellations, mostly with full margins, range of shades etc.
1039 | £120
1841 1d. (5) cancelled nos. ''1'', ''2'', ''3'', ''5'' and ''9'' in M.C.'s on separate 1843 envelopes from the same correspondence from London to Hathersage, three with House of Commons black wax seal on reverse, fair to good strikes on three to four margined adhesives, also 1841 1d. red-brown on blued plate 18 BI-CI scarce vertical pair with good margins and black M.C.'s on 1842 (May) entire from Maidenhead to Bristol, recipients mss. notes on front, filing folds (one of which crosses BI, otherwise fine.
1040 | £80
1841 1d. selection in mixed condition on covers (6) and pieces (4), incl. 1843 (Nov.) cover (address erased) bearing GJ-GL and HJ-HL strips of 3 tied by no. ''12'' in M.C.'s, etc, also Senf reproduction of Mulready 2d. letter sheet.
1041 | £2100
1841 1d., a plated collection in an album incl. 'black' plates 1b JL with clear to large margins, plate 2 RK very fine on 1841 (Nov.) entire from London to Aberdeen, an excellent range of plates bewteen 12 and 175, mostly selected fine to very fine four margined examples, cancellation interest with a few distinctive M.C.'s, coloured incl. plate 11 NE with full margins and indistinct red cancel (fair), coloured numerals with blue (8, one on cover), some muliples, etc. (360).
1042 | £170
1841 1d selection (102), mostly with full margins, 7 with M.C.'s, range of shades etc., condition varies.
1043 | £80
1841 1d. BC and KG, both cancelled by part ''LLANTRISSANT'' undated circles and light numerals, BC just touched at one point, otherwise with full margins, small imperfections.
1045 £200
1841 1d. CD and EI with full margins and fine clear strikes of the distinctive Maltese Crosses of Norwich and Kilmarnock respectively. Photo.
1046 £400
1841 1d. red-brown DK fine with ample to good margins, tied by light clear strike of the framed ''Haslingden/Penny Post'' as primary cancellation and additionally cancelled by black Maltese Cross on 1841 (Aug.) entire to London. S.G.Spec. B1wa, cat. 900. Photo.
1047 | £90
1841 1d. red-brown GC with clear to large margins except just shaved at one point, tied by an exceptionally fine strike of the distinctive Brighton Maltese Cross on 1844 (Jan.) entire letter to Lewes, filing crease crosses stamp. S.G.Spec. B1tb, cat. 550.
1048 £80
1841 1d. red-brown HL fine used with ample to large margins and neat part strike of Scots numeral in green. S.G. 8p, Spec. B1xc, cat. 1,250. Photo.
1051 £320
1841 1d. pale red-brown (worn plate) SC with a part strike of the fancy 'Mae West' type ''TOO LATE'' in black leaving profile clear (Brandon certificate, 1998), also 1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A68 (forme 3) used 1841 (May) from Edinburgh to Ayr with neat black Maltese Cross and showing a superb strike on reverse of the same ''TOO LATE'' mark, side flaps partly reduced and recipients endorsement on front, otherwise fine. Photo.
1053 £250
1841 1d. red-brown on blued TF-TG exceptionally fine and fresh mint pair with clear to large margins and large part original gum, shows dividing line in margin between. Photo.
1054 | £400
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b, a selection comprising AB to AD, AF (2), AG to AL, MK re-entry (on piece) QC (on piece) and QD (plate 1c), condition varies, about eight with full margins. (14).
1056 £80
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b GH fine used with good to very large margins and black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS6. Photo.
1058 £300
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 JF-JG pair on thin paper showing fine ivory heads, exceptionally fine used with good margins and superb black Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. AS26. Photo.
1060 | £200
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11, ten fine to very fine used full margined examples. S.G. 7, Spec. AS74, cat. 750.
1061 | £200
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11, another ten fine to very fine used full margined examples. S.G. 7, Spec. AS74, cat. 750.
1063 | £80
1841 1d. red-brown plate 13 PB and PC fine used with clear to good margins and black M.C.'s on separate 1841 (Oct. & July) covers. S.G. Spec. BS2, cat. 500.
1064 | £60
1841 1d. red-brown plate 18 DL fine used with good to huge margins and neat upright strike of a black Maltese Cross on clean and uncreased 1841 (Nov. 9th) entire letter from the Albion Brewery in Mile End, with framed ''T.P/WChapel Rd'' in black and light ''CHELMSFORD/NO 10/1841'' c.d.s. in red on front. S.G. Spec. BS7, cat. 175.
1066 £1950
1841 1d. red-brown plate 25 IF-IG very fine used pair with ample to large margins cancelled contrary to regulations by a superb single central strike of a black Maltese Cross on 1842 (Nov. 25th) entire letter from Bradford, Wilts, to Melksham, the pair tied 'through' the cover, extremely rare on cover and an exhibition item. S.G. Spec. BS14var. Photo.
1076 £900
1841 1d. red-brown plate 84 DB-DK strip of ten with good margins in places, used on partly refolded 1850 (Oct. 1st) large entire from London to Alvaston, filing crease crosses DE, a very scarce muliple on cover. S.G. Spec. BS29. Photo.
1077 | £140
1841 1d. red-brown plate 91 OB-OE strip of four with OE showing heavily blurred ''E'', fine used with clear to large margins and neat Scots ''84'' numerals of Crieff, also unplated IE-IH strip of four with good to large margins and showing unusual 'pinkish' framed 'Ivory Heads', one with heavy partially split vertical crease, otherwise fine with Irish ''70'' numerals of Boyle.
1078 £110
185253 alphabet II 1d. red-brown BG-BH fine mint pair with good to large margins and large part original gum. S.G. Spec.B2(1), cat. 500+. Photo.
1079 £95
185253 alphabet II 1d. OJ fine with good margins virtually all around, tied to small piece by ''HULL/MR 17/1854'' Spoon code ''E'', attractive. Photo.
1080 £1300
185253 alphabet II 1d plate 168 RG with ample to very large margins used for redirection from Leeds to London on clean uncreased entire originally sent from London to Leeds with 1854 SC16 1d., both neatly cancelled, the imperf with small imperfection, otherwise fine and a scarce combination. B.P.A. certificate (1996). S.G. 8, 17, Spec. B2 & C1. Photo.
1082 | £150
1841 2d. blue, a remainder incl. plate 3 SF-SG pair with clear to good margins cancelled by single Scots ''339'' numeral of Wick, etc., mixed condition. (33).
1083 | £880
1841 1d. 2d blue plate 3 (9 with a pair) on separate 184344 covers, cancelled nos. ''1'', ''2'', ''4'', ''5'', ''6'', ''9'', ''11'' and ''12'' in Maltsese Crosses, mainly good strikes on mostly three margined adhesives, all but the first two on Bank of Westmoreland correspondence to Kendal, nos. ''2'' and ''5'' with stamps crossed by filing folds. S.G. Spec. ES11va etc., cat. 10,675.
1084 | £80
1841 2d. blue plate 3 AA, a selection (8, one on cover) incl. one (touched at right) with blue English numeral, etc. condition varies, three with full margins.
1085 £680
1841 2d. blue plate 3 AA fine used with clear to large margins and a good strike of the blue Maltese Cross of Truro on 1843 (July) piece with matching ''TRURO/JY 7/1843'' c.d.s., very scarce. S.G. 14e, Spec. ES11uc, cat. 2,500+. Photo.
1086 £420
1841 2d. blue plate 3 BL very fine with clear to very large margins and tied by a good strike of the number ''11'' in Maltese Cross on clean and uncreased 1844 (March 23rd) entire to Macclesfield (Brocklehurst correspondence), unusually both the adhesive and cancellation applied inverted. Ex H.O. Fraser. B.P.A. certificate (1970). S.G. Spec. ES11vk, cat. 1,750. Photo.
1087 £290
1841 2d. blue plate 3 HD fine used with good to large margins, tied by a fine strike of the number ''3'' in Maltese Cross to 1844 (Feb. 16th) entire to Manchester. S.G. Spec. ES11vc, cat. 1,200. Photo.
1088 | £50
1841 2d. deep full blue plate 3 DA-DB pair fine with full margins on 1845 (Sept.) entire from Manchester to Preston, also plate 4 IA-IC strip of three with full margins but IA defective on 1854 (April) envelope from London to Haverford West. (2 items).
1089 | £80
1841 2d. blue plate 3 ID-IE pair with watermark inverted, clear to good margins except IE touched at right, slight creasing otherwise fine. S.G. 14Wi, Spec. ES10a, cat. 900.
1090 £720
1841 2d. blue plate 3 IE superb with good to very large margins, tied by a very fine strike of the number ''4'' in Maltese Cross on clean and uncreased 1843 (Nov. 9th) entire to Perth, exceptional and most attractive. Ex H.O. Fraser. S.G. Spec. ES11vd, cat. 1,100. Photo.
1091 £260
1841 2d. blue plate 3 NA with good to large margins and tied by a fine strike of the number ''8'' in Maltese Cross to 1843 (Aug.) uncreased entire to Perth, very fine except small horizontal scissor cut at upper left mainly in margin but just touching frame line. S.G. Spec. ES11vh, cat. 1,600. Photo.
1092 £380
1841 2d. blue plate 3 PI-PJ exceptionally fine used pair with good to large margins, cancelled contrary to regulations with a single central strike of the ''131'' numeral, most attractive. Photo. See also lots ???
1093 £130
1841 2d. blue plate 3 QJ-QL large to very large margined strip of three on 1846 (Sept.) legal sized entire from London to Newbury, some cover imperfections and vertical filing fold crosses QL at right (mainly in margin), otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. ES11. Photo.
1094 £50
1841 2d. pale blue blue plate 4 BH without 'Spectacles' variety, fine with clear to good margins almost all around (just shaved at lower left), placed sideways on 1852 (Jan. 1st) entire (lacking side-flaps) from Norwich to (King's) Lynn. S.G. Spec. ES13n, cat. 750 (off cover). Photo.
1095 £2000
1841 2d. blue plate 4 CE re-entry, a fine unmounted mint example with clear to good margins, very scarce. R.P.S. certificate (1992). S.G. 14, Spec. ES14b, unpriced mint. Photo.
1096 £300
1841 2d. blue plate 4 SI exceptionally fine used with massive even margins and neat ''159'' numeral of Glasgow, stunning. S.G. 14. Photo.
1097 | £1550
Later Line Engraved: 185463 1d. stars, an attractively written-up mainly good to very fine used plated collection with 1854 SC16 1d. (59, one with wmk. inverted), 1855 die I SC14 1d. (10, one with wmk. inverted), 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. SC14 (14), SC16 (14), LC16 (12), LC14 (18), 1856 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on blued (23), 1857 LC14 transitionals (8) and 185763 LC14 on white 1d. (81), 1857 LC16 1d. (19), etc.
1099 £290
Later Line Engraved: 1854 die I, alphabet II, SC16 1d. red-brown plate 177 QA-RA exceptionally fine and fresh mint vertical marginal pair with full sheet margin, lower stamp unmounted (natural hair lines in gum). S.G. 17, Spec. C1(1). Photo.
1101 £300
Later Line Engraved: 1854 SC16 2d. blue plate 4 BG-BJ strip of four including the BH 'Spectacles', fine used on piece with Edinburgh ''131'' numerals, shows the 'stepped' misalignment of the plate. S.G. Spec. F1/q. Photo.
1102 £1600
Later Line Engraved: 1854 SC16 2d. blue plate 4 FL with watermark inverted, a fine and fresh mint example with part original gum, centred to lower right, a very scarce stamp. S.G. 19Wi, Spec. F1c, unpriced mint. Photo.
1103 £380
Later Line Engraved: 1854 SC16 2d. pale blue plate 4 IA-IE strip of five fine used with London Inland Section ''30'' numerals. S.G. 20, Spec. F1(2), cat. 540+. Photo.
1104 £250
Later Line Engraved: 1854 SC16 2d. deep blue plate 4 QB-RC block of four, fine used on piece. S.G. 19, Spec. F1(1), cat. 1,250. Photo.
1105 £150
Later Line Engraved: 185455 SC16 2d. deep blue plate 4 SH-TI scarce block of four used on refolded 1854 (July) entire from Stratton to Taunton, SH-SI crossed by filing fold and SH with tear, otherwise fine, TH is the second state following further re-entry. R.P.S. certificate (2000). S.G. Spec. F1(1)g. Photo.
1106 £180
Later Line Engraved: 1857 LC14 2d. deep blue plate 6 DA-EB block of four, fine. S.G. 35, Spec. F7, cat. 700. Photo.
1107 £1600
Later Line Engraved: 1857 LC14 2d. deep blue plate 6 QH-QI pair, very fine and fresh mint with large part original gum (QH gum wrinkle). R.P.S. certificate (1990). S.G. 35, Spec. F7, cat. 4,000. Photo.
1108 | £200
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on blued 1d. AA-TL reconstruction, condition varies but many good to fine. (240).
1111 £320
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on blued paper 1d. brown-rose plate 46 CA-CI scarce mint strip of nine with part to large part original gum, some creasing and a little oxidised in places. S.G. Spec. C8(4). Photo.
1112 £500
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on blued 1d. red-brown QG variety imperforate, repaired at foot and a little toned, otherwise fine with neat London District Post ''77'' numeral. S.G. 29a, cat. 1,800. Photo.
1113 £130
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on blued 1d. RJ, an unusual example with shifted and clogged vertical perfs. giving the appearance of being imperforate at sides, tied to piece by ''BRADFORD-YKS/FE 21/1856'' sideways duplex. S.G. Spec. C8var. Photo.
1114 £750
Later Line Engraved: 1857 die II, alphabet III, LC16 1d. rose-red plate 57 QH-RK used block of eight (4 x 2) with ''635'' numerals of Reading, some small tone spots but otherwise fine and an extremely rare multiple. S.G. 36, Spec. C11. Photo.
1117 £450
Later Line Engraved: 1865 (September) 'Royal Reprint' die II 1d. plate 66 SL in carmine-rose with watermark upright, fine and fresh with part original gum. S.G. Spec. DP35(b). Photo.
1118 | £550
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: A mainly good to fine used collection with 185876 2d. plates 7 (4), 8 (6), 9 (9), 12 (3), 13 (4), 14 (6), 15 (5), 186479 1d. plates 71 to 225 (less 77) also mint (13), 1870 1/2d. (25, 3 unused), 11/2d. plates 1 (5 with II-IJ pair on cover to New York) and 3 (2).
1119 | £780
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d., a mainly mint selection between plates 71 and 222, mainly good to fine with better plates incl. 78, 82, 83, 88, 105, 108, etc. (113). S.G. stated 5,200 (approx.).
1120 | £170
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d., a mainly very fine used selection with plates to 222, some with c.d.s, also 2d. plates 8 & 14. (40).
1121 | £4000
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plates 71 (5) to 223 (4), 224 (2), 225, less 77, 88 & 144, mint or unused stock on leaves, condition varies but mostly of good to fine appearance. (100's). S.G. cat. stated 42,000+
1122 £520
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plates 71 to 225 (less 77), with Edinburgh numerals, part duplexes and a few with c.d.s., plate 223 torn, otherwise mainly fine to very fine and a very difficult set to assemble. (151). Photo.
1123 | £190
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plates 71 to 224 (less 77) mainly very fine used. (150).
1124 | £80
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d rose-red plate 96 RD-TE unmounted mint block of six (2 x 3), TD with perf. fault at foot, otherwise fine, very well centred. S.G. 43, cat. 270+.
1125 | £270
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d rose-red plate 101 EG-HL block of 24 (6 x 4) fine and fresh mint, centred to top, 19 stamps unmounted. S.G. 43, cat. 1,440+.
1127 £750
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. rose-red plate 158 SD variety imperforate, fine with clear to good margins virtually all around (just shaved at lower left corner), neat part Edinburgh duplex. R.P.S. Certificate (1989). S.G. 43a, Spec. G1(1)h, cat. 1,600. Photo.
1129 | £150
Later Line Engraved: Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. plates 7, 8 (3), 9 (8), 12, 13 (38, incl. PJ with watermark inverted), 14 and 15 (2), mainly fine to very fine with Edinburgh numerals (mostly).
1131 £95
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. deep blue plate 15 QK-QL fine mint pair, just a little oxidised. S.G. 47, cat. 800. Photo.
1132 £1150
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. rose plate 1 GV variety imperforate, a very fine and fresh mint example with excellent margins and almost full original gum. R.P.S. certificate (1994). S.G. 49, Spec. G4(2)h, cat. from 2,500. Photo.
1135 £6800
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. rose-red plate 9 AE-BF, a very rare mint block of four with almost full original gum (lower pair unmounted), some small tone spots but fresh colour. S.G. 48, cat. 16,000+ (as singles). Photo.
1136 £170
Later Line Engraved: Plate Number Issues: 1870 11/2d. rose-red plate 1 OP-PC error of lettering, some faults but cancelled well clear of the ''O'' square. S.G. 53, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1137 £1800
184754 embossed 1s. pale green die 2, a rare used block of four with good to very large margins all around and ''178'' numerals of Chepstow, one or two trivial imperfections not detracting and very fine for this. S.G. 54, Spec. H1(1), cat. 3,500. Photo.
1138 £300
184754 embossed: 1s. green fine used with good to large margins and neat ''466'' numeral of Liverpool. S.G. 54. Photo.
1139 £2000
184754 embossed 10d. brown die 4, an exceptionally fine and fresh mint example with excellent colour and embossing and virtually full original gum, outer frame line just shaved at foot. S.G. 57, Spec. H2(1), cat. 5,500. Photo.
1142 £300
184754 embossed 6d purple with watermark inverted and reversed, a fine used example with mainly good to large margins. S.G. 60, cat. 750. Photo.
1144 | £80
Surface Printed: 185557 watermark emblems 1s. green fine and neatly cancelled on 1858 (July) entire letter from Manchester to New York. S.G. 72, cat. 300.
1145 £400
Surface Printed: 185557 watermark emblems 1s. green on ordinary thin blued (azure) paper, fine used with Edinburgh ''131'' numeral. R.P.S. Certificate (1991). S.G. 72a, Spec. J100(2)d, cat. 1,200. Photo.
1146 £1400
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark emblems 3d pale carmine-rose plate 2 DA-EA, a very fine and fresh mint vertical pair with large part original gum, upper stamp with a few perfs. just blunted, very scarce. S.G. 77, cat. 2,800+. Photo.
1147 £500
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark emblems 3d. pale carmine-rose plate 2 DA-DD row of four and FA used on 1864 (Dec.) entire letter from Newcastle on Tyne to Gallipoli, a few small imperfections but a most unusual usage of this adhesive. S.G. 77. Photo.
1149 £160
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark large garter 4d. pale red plate 3 KG-LI scarce used block of six with duplexes, KG-LG with reperforated wing margin at left, few blunted perfs. and LI with slight corner crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 80, Spec. J52(2). Photo.
1150 £1400
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark emblems 1/- green plate 2 KD variety ''K'' in circle and with watermark inverted, two perfs. strengthened at foot and tiny corner perf. crease, otherwise fine and lightly cancelled, rare this combination of varieties has not been recorded previously. Karl-Albert Louis certificate (2005). S.G. 90aWi, Spec. J101g,i. Photo.
1154 | £190
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 1s. plates 4, 5 (5), 6 (11 incl. two pairs) and 7 (6), all with c.d.s except the plate 4 and one of the plate 6 pairs on piece with the segmented concentric rings cancellation used by the British & Irish Magnetic Telegraph Company, mainly very fine. S.G. 117, cat. 960+.
1155 £120
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 1s. green plate 6 KB variety double plate no. at right, a fine used marginal example with light c.d.s., slight tone spot on reverse. S.G. Spec. J106a, cat. 225. Photo.
1157 £1100
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 2s. brown IB exceptionally fine used with crisp ''ILFRACOMBE/JY 22/80'' c.d.s. and light additional blue crayon. S.G. 121, cat. 2,500+. Photo.
1159 £180
Surface Printed: 187273 watermark spray 6d. deep chestnut plate 11 NF showing figure ''11'' at left damaged, most attractive with neat unframed part c.d.s., slight crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. J79(1)d. Photo.
1160 £9000
Surface Printed: 187273 watermark spray 6d. pale chestnut abnormal plate 12 KI-KK, a superb marginal strip of three from pane corner with neat ''POOLE/JA 11/73'' c.d.s.'s, a true 'chestnut' shade which matches with the shade of the imprimatur. We know of only one other 'abnormal' multiple (a pair of 10d. plate 2). Unique. B.P.A. certificate (2004). S.G. 124a, Spec. J80(2). Photo.
1161 £240
Surface Printed: 187273 watermark spray 6d. grey plate 12 DF variety figure ''12'' at left doubled, fine used with ''131'' numeral. S.G. Spec. J81d, cat. 275. Photo.
1162 £260
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. greenish-grey BD of good appearance, repaired on reverse at upper left, otherwise fine. S.G. 128, cat. 2,200. Photo.
1163 £450
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. greenish-grey EC, fine with neat ''GLASGOW/MR 11/82'' c.d.s., a trifle soiled. S.G. 128, cat. 2,200. Photo.
1164 £1500
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 1 brown-lilac AD, exceptionally fine used with bold ''GLASGOW/AP 28/82'' c.d.s., just a very slight trace of a crease at right not detracting, superb colour and a most attractive stamp. S.G. 129, cat. 3,250+. Photo.
1165 £720
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 1 brown-lilac BC fine used with part ''8 JY/82'' c.d.s. in blue. S.G. 129, cat. 3,250. Photo.
1166 £160
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 5s. rose plate 4 AH, a fair example with oval ''REGISTERED/MARK LANE'' d.s., a little stained and slightly soiled. S.G. 134, cat. 2,500. Photo.
1167 £110
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 5s. rose plate 4 GG, a fair example with oval ''LOMBARD ST B.O./AP 12/83'' squared circle, small imperfetions. S.G. 134, cat. 2,500. Photo.
1169 £980
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange AA overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, a very fine and fresh example with virtually full original gum, usual natural gum wrinkles and traces of tiny tone spots on tips of a few perfs. at top not detracting, very scarce. S.G. Spec. J128t, cat. from 2,500. Photo.
1170 £4000
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange CM very fine lightly mounted mint, usual natural gum wrinkles. A. Diena certificate (1972). S.G. 137, cat. 7,000. Photo.
1171 £4000
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange CM exceptionally fine used with excellent fresh colour and neat ''GLASGOW/AP 5/94'' c.d.s., faintly bluish tinge to reverse but sold as white paper. S.G. 137. Photo.
1173 £200
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark orb 21/2d. rosy-mauve plate 15 IB-ID strip of three with watermark inverted, very fine with Bute Docks ''D57'' duplexes, scarce multiple. (1987). S.G. 141Wi, Spec. J16a. Photo.
1174 £120
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark orb 21/2d. rosy-mauve plate 15 OB fresh mint with full original gum, a few tiny tone spots on gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 141, cat. 380. Photo.
1175 £120
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark orb 21/2d. rosy-mauve plate 17 OA fresh mint with large part original gum, centred left and gum wrinkle. S.G. 141, cat. 1,100. Photo.
1176 £1050
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark spray 3d. pale rose plate 21 TG imprimatur, very fine and fresh with large part original gum. This plate was not issued on spray watermarked paper and only 22 stamps have been removed from the imprimatur sheet, of which at least six are in institutional collections. Photo.
1177 £1000
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark spray 6d. grey plate 17 QI-QJ pair with watermark inverted, very fine and fresh mint with large part original gum, extremely scarce. S.G. Spec. J87b, cat. 2,000+. Photo.
1178 £480
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark spray 1s. green plate 13 FI-IL block of sixteen (4 x 4) with 21/2d. blue plate 19 HD-HE pair, tied to registered piece by ''LYNEDOCH PL B.O./EDINR/JU 2/80/396'' duplexes, some imperfections but thought to be the largest known used multiple of the 1s. S.G. 142 & 150. Photo.
1179 £500
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark spray 1s. green plate 12 TF imprimatur, very fine and fresh. S.G. 150, Spec. J112. Photo.
1181 £400
Surface Printed: 188083 watermark crown 21/2d. blue plate 21 GK used on 1881 (March 25th) envelope from London to Persia, endorsed 'Via Vienna, Tabriz and Teheran c.d.s's on reverse and further Teheran c.d.s. on front, stamp with small perf. faults at foot, otherwise fine. A very early use of this adhesive, issued on March 23rd 1881, we are not aware of any earlier usages. Brandon certificate (2001). S.G. 157. Photo.
1182 | £750
Surface Printed: 188081 'Provisional Issue' 1d. Venetian red AA-TL reconstructed mint sheet, mostly in multiples (the largest being CA-JF & CG-JL blocks of 48), about 170 stamps unmounted, some creasing and other imperfections. S.G. 166, cat. 4,800+.
1183 £1000
Surface Printed: 188081 'Provisional Issue' 2d. pale rose, a fine and fresh unmounted mint block of twelve (4 x 3), right hand vertical strip with gum creasing, some perf. separation. S.G. 168, Spec. K5, cat. 2,600+. Photo.
1185 £450
Surface Printed: 1881 die 2 16 dots 1d. mauve variety printed both sides and with watermark inverted, very fine mint (hinged on the ungummed side). S.G. 174a, Spec. K8h. Photo.
1186 £300
Surface Printed: 1881 die 2 16 dots 1d. deep purple variety printed on the gummed side and watermark inverted, very fine. S.G. 173c, Spec. K8dg, cat. 650. Photo.
1187 £110
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on blued paper 2s.6d. lilac BE, fine used with ''REGISTERED/S.E.D.O./8 NO 83'' oval datestamp, typical pale shade. S.G. 175, cat. 950. Photo.
1189 £260
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on white paper 5s. rose KF, an attractive pale shade, fine mint with slightly disturbed original gum. Clear R.P.S. certificate (2004). S.G. 180, cat. 800. Photo.
1191 £3000
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac TC, a good mint example with part original gum (redistributed), a little toned and slight soiling, otherwise fine. Brandon certificate (2004). S.G. 185, cat. 20,000. Photo.
1192 £800
Surface Printed: 1888 watermark orbs error 1 brown-lilac CA fine used with three strikes of oval ''REGISTERED/NO 23 88'' d.s.'s, faintest trace of ageing on a few perfs. on reverse. S.G. 186, cat. 3,250. Photo.
1193 £480
Surface Printed: 1888 watermark orbs error 1 brown-lilac JC variety broken frame, of good appearance with ''NO 8/89'' London Late Fee duplexes, repair at lower left and partially reperforated at top. B.P.A. certificate (2004). S.G. 186a, cat. 5,500. Photo.
1194 | £400
Surface Printed: 188384 'Lilac and Green' 1/2d. (3) to 1s. set mint, all values are rather heavily mounted and 6d. with some thinning, otherwise of fine fresh appearance. (12) S.G. 187196.
1195 £850
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1/2d. vermilion variety printed on the gummed side and watermark inverted, a very fine mint example, very scarce. S.G. 197a, cat. 1,300. Photo.
1196 | £130
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 11/2d. to 10d. (less 41/2d.), 1900 1/2d. & 1s. & 1881 die 2 1d., mainly fine unmounted mint. (12).
1197 £2000
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 41/2d. green and deep bright carmine in an exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted upper right corner marginal block of four. Brandon certificate (2005). S.G. 206a. Photo.
1198 | £120
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 10d. dull purple and carmine upper right corner marginal block of four and 1900 1s. green and carmine marginal strip of three, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. S.G. 210 & 214, cat. 520.
1199 | £1250
King Edward VII: A selection in multiples (mainly) comprising 190210 De La Rue 1/2d. (59), 1d. (15), 4d. green and brown marginal block of 12, 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 3d., 191113 Somerset House 11/2d. (18 wuth 2 blocks of 8), 2d. blocks of 20 and 6, 6d. block of 9, 7d. block of 4 and 9d. block of 6, mainly fine with many unmounted.
1200 | £480
King Edward VII: A duplicated used stock on stock pages, values to 5d. (90) and 1s. (38, mostly with c.d.s.). (many 100's).
1201 | £100
King Edward VII: Various incl. 2d. (47), 3d. (23) mainly fine used on small pieces, etc. (250).
1202 | £580
King Edward VII: A mainly very fine mint selection with varieties etc. incl. 190210 De La Rue 1/2d. blue-green showing extensive damage to frame at right, 4d. green and brown cracked plate (S.G. M23d), 10d. with dot after ''E'' of ''REVENUE'', 1s. showing frame break at lower left, 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 1/2d. with frame damage at upper left, another plate 64b major frame breaks at left and right (R.P.S. certificate (1987), 21/2d. marginal block of 4 with mispaced wmk., 191113 Somerset House 5d. corner date cut blocks (2, one showing wear to value tablets), 6d. plate 9 corner pair with ''J'' flaw (S.G. M33f), also a pair of 4d. green and brown very fine used with datestamp error ''80'' for ''08''. (14 items).
1203 | £9000
KIng Edward VII: 190213 1/2d. to 1s., an extensive mainly fine mint or unmounted mint collection in a stockbook with 190210 De La Rue ordinary paper values to 9d. (6), 10d. (7), 1s. (9) incl. 4d. brown-orange block of 4 and single; chalky paper values to 9d. (11), 10d. (13), 1s. (13); 1911 Harrison with perf. 14 1/2d. bright green (fine impression), 1d. intense rose-red, 1d. deep rose-carmine, perf. 15 x 14 1/2d. deep dull green (very blotchy print), 1d. intense rose-red, with Hendon or R.P.S. certificates; 191113 Somerset House 11/2d. (18), 2d. (9), 5d. (9), 6d. (27), 7d. (4), 9d. (11), 10d. (10) and 1s. (15); excellent range of shades. Current retail stated approx. 14,000.
1204 | £300
King Edward VII: 190213 collection in varied condition on leaves with mint values to 1s., duplicated used values to 5s. (5), 10s. (2) and 1 (defective) with a range of shades, etc. (Few 100).
1205 | £200
King Edward VII: 190310 collection of covers and cards with cancellations incl. machines with Bickerdike, Boston, Columbia and Krag, 1910 (May) registered envelope from Finsbury to Dover bearing the 7d., 1910 (July) p.p.c. with 1/2d. cancelled ''GK & ARDRISHAIG PAKET/COLUMBA'' code ''A'', I.R. 1d. on 1903 (May) OHMS envelope from Doncaster, etc. (14).
1206 | £90
The following eight lots are die proofs in black on glazed cards (approx. 91 x 60mm unless stated). All are superb. 1s., without markings. Ex Marcus Samuel.
1207 | £90
1s.6d., dated ''12 FEB. 02'' in blue and stamped ''AFTER/HARDENING''. Ex Marcus Samuel.
1208 | £90
2s.6d., dated ''19 JUL 02'' in blue and stamped ''AFTER/HARDENING''. Ex Marcus Samuel.
1209 | £90
3s., dated ''19 APR 02'' in blue and stamped ''AFTER/HARDENING''. Ex Marcus Samuel.
1210 | £90
4s., dated ''23 JUN 02'' in blue and stamped ''AFTER/HARDENING''. Ex Marcus Samuel.
1211 | £90
8s., dated ''6 DEC. 02'' in blue and stamped ''AFTER/HARDENING''. Ex Marcus Samuel.
1212 | £90
10s. on card (40 x 47mm), without marking.
1213 £90
15s., dated ''24 OCT. 02'' in blue and stamped ''AFTER/HARDENING''. Ex Marcus Samuel. Photo
1214 | £120
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1/2d. blue-green and 1d. scarlet imperforate plate proofs on poor quality buff paper, marginal blocks of four from the left of the sheet, also a misperforate 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. mint. (9).
1215 £110
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1/2d. yellowish-green, a grossly misperforated example, lightly mounted mint, folded between 'stamps'. S.G. 218var. Photo.
1216 £180
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1/2d. yellowish-green, an upper right corner marginal example with a large unprinted portion due to a paper fold, the unprinted portion appearing on the gummed side, a few bunted perfs. and album page offsets on gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 218var. Photo.
1217 £80
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. scarlet, an unmounted mint vertical pair, marginal from the foot of the sheet, showing fine part and large part offsets on the gummed side, gum faintly toned, otherwise fine. S.G. 219var. Photo.
1219 £85
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. scarlet dramatically misperforated, very fine mint. S.G. 219var. Photo.
1220 £90
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. scarlet with an unprinted vertical band (about 20%) at left, fine mint with slightly shiny gum. Photo.
1222 | £110
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. scarlet on buff imperforate plate proof marginal pair from the foot of the sheet, 1d. green imperforate marginal plate proof blocks of 4 (2, one double impression), very fine. (14). S.G. Spec. M5, cat. 560+.
1223 £420
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. bright scarlet, a vertical marginal block of six (2 x 3) from the left of the sheet, showing an exceptional offset on the gummed side, complete on two stamps, about 95% on a third, partial on two and a tiny part on the last, fine unmounted mint, usual gum wrinkles. S.G. 220var. Photo.
1225 £130
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green fine used with four part strikes of ''CENTRAL TELEGRAPH-OFFICE/AU 29/04'' c.d.s's, a few perfs. just blunted. S.G. 266. Photo.
1230 £65
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1/2d. dull green, a much misperforated example, fine mint (one perf. blunted at top). S.G. 268var. Photo.
1231 £400
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1/2d. dull green plate 63b, a fine unmounted mint ''A 11'' control block of six [R19/120/3], each stamp with cross on crown almost missing. R.P.S. certificate (1987). S.G. Spec. M3(2)l. Photo.
1232 | £120
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 21/2d. dull blue, a mainly very fine mint block of 18 (6 x 3) from the right of the sheet, the third stamp in the top row with unprinted line appearing as a plate crack but probably due to foreign matter adherence, lower two rows unmounted, a few bends or gum creases and three with small tone spots on gum. S.G. 284.
1233 | £320
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 3d. purple on lemon, a very fine mint marginal block of 16 (4 x 4) from the top of the sheet, 14 stamps unmounted, centred to top. S.G. 285, Spec. M22, cat. 1,210.
1234 £170
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 3d. dull reddish-purple on lemon, a vertical pair, the upper stamp an excellent example of the R9/12 frame broken at right, fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. M22(4)/e. Photo.
1235 £2000
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 3d. grey on lemon, an exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted mint example. R.P.S. certificate (1991). S.G. 285a, Spec. M22(3). Photo.
1236 £650
King Edward II: 191113 Somerset House 2d. plate D4 [R5/9] deformed tablet variety very fine used on 1911 (Nov.) 11/2d. + 4d. s.t.o. envelope to Leipzig with ''LONDON & FOLKESTONE S.C.'' c.d.s's, unusual and rare. Photo.
1237 | £65
Great Britain: 191113 Somerset House 7d. slate grey an unmounted mint marginal block of twenty four (4 x 6) from the foot of the sheet, some perf. seperation and minor creases, though the majority of the stamps are fine and fresh, also Inland Revenue 1867-81 1d. purple mint block of ten (faults).
1239 £1000
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 1 deep green, a superb mint SE corner single, top pane, plate 1b with date dot in marginal rule. S.G. 320, Spec. M56, cat. 1,800. Photo.
1240 £190
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 1 deep green most attractive with neat ''GUERNSEY/MY 2/12'' c.d.s., small crease at top not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. 320, cat. 700. Photo.
1241 £110
King George V: 'Coats of Arms' essays, 1d. small format essays in black and green, and 1d. large format in red and blue, imperforate on ungummed white wove paper, the red thinned, otherwise mainly fine, these are believed early photogravure essays (circa 1914) by The Rembrandt Intaglio Printing Co. Ltd., Lancaster. (4). Photo
1242 | £320
King George V: 191135 mint selection in slightly varied condition incl. 191224 1/2d. to 1s., 1913 multiple cypher 1/2d. and 1d., 1924 and 1925 Wembley sets, 1929 P.U.C. wmk. sideways 1/2d. to 11/2d., etc. (79)
1243 | £170
King George V: 191224 selection comprising 1912 die 2 watermark multiple cypher 1/2d. and 1d. imperforate pairs fine mint, 191224 1/2d. imperforate pair overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 26, 1/2d. bright yellow-green pair with R.P.S. certificate (1992) stating 'very deep shade' fine unmounted mint, and 11/2d. plate 15 R15/11-12 marginal pair with [12] ''PENCF'' error fine mint. (10).
1244 £500
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: A bromide of the original photograph by W. & D. Downey, the King in Admirals uniform, very scarce. Photo.
1245 £750
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: A bromide of the original photograph by W. & D. Downey, the King in Admirals uniform, very scarce. Photo.
1246 £600
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: Die proof of head stage 2a with die now part cleared into a square, in red on fine wove paper (106 x 166mm), slight tone spots on reverse not detracting, very fine. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 140, cat. from 1,800. Photo. This die was used by Hentschel & Co. to insert in Mackennal's sketch die frame and used for making blocks to print colour essays.
1247 £350
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Hentschel zinc block essays for colour only: 1d. in red on wove paper (40 x 39mm), inscribed 'Red' in ink, very fine. Photo.
1248 £620
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1A 1/2d. die proof without value and with reversed ''2'' engraved above design (small dot after ''2''), in bright pink on proof paper (100 x 124mm), very fine. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 149, cat. 1,800. Photo.
1249 | £1050
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 191112 1/2d., an exceptional mainly very fine mint or unmounted mint reference collection, with virtually all the S.G. Spec. listed shades for N1 to N6, incl. multiples, varieties incl. 1912 die 2 wmk. crown 1/2d. pair without control, four with no cross on crown, 1912 die 2 wmk. multiple cypher 1/2d. imperforate, etc. (130).
1250 | £90
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 191112 1/2d. and 1d. mainly fine used collection inc. 1911 die 1A wmk. crown 1d. on first day cover, good range of shades, no cross varieties, etc. (90).
1252 £150
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1A watermark crown 1/2d. green used on first day of issue on Downey 1/2d. postcard from Eastbourne to Switzerland, very fine. Photo.
1254 £550
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1A watermark crown 1/2d. bluish-green, a very fine and fresh unmounted mint marginal block of four. R.P.S. certificate (1986). S.G. 323, Spec. N1(4), Cat. 1,600+. Photo.
1255 £200
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1A watermark crown 1/2d. green error perf. 14, fine used with ''GT YARMOUTH/AU 21/11'' c.d.s. on p.p.c. of Britannia Pier (the card with some imperfections), very scarce and underrated. S.G. 322a. Photo.
1256 £300
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1A watermark crown 1/2d. bluish-green, five examples incl. a strip, used on 1911 (Sept.) envelope from New Milton to Bavaria, re-directed to London, fine. B.P.A. certificate (1988). S.G. 323, cat. 900+. Photo.
1257 £270
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 die 1B watermark crown 1/2d. bluish-green, a very fine and fresh mint booklet pane of six (lacking selvedge), one stamp a little heavily mounted, lower three stamps unmounted. R.P.S. certificate (1988). S.G. 326, Spec. N2(8), Cat. 1,230+. Photo.
1259 | £1750
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 191112 1d., an exceptional mainly very fine mint or unmounted mint reference collection, incl. trials with 1911 die 1A paper trial in carmine on thick chalk surfaced paper (unmounted), 1912 die 1B imperforate plate proof on gummed chalky paper without wmk., 1911 die 2 1d. scarlet paper trial imperforate marginal, virtually all the S.G. Spec. listed shades for N7 to N13, incl. 1911 die 1A wmk. crown 1d. rose-pink (4), 1912 die 1B wmk. crown 1d. rose-pink (3), 1912 die 1B wmk. crown (booklet stamps) 1d aniline scarlet (2), 1912 die 1B wmk. simple cypher 1d. deep bright scarlet (2), 1912 die 2 wmk. crown 1d. no cross on crown (2), 1912 die 2 wmk. simple cypher 1d. with wmk. inverted, 1d. no cross on crown, 1912 die 2 wmk. multiple cypher 1d. wmk. sideways, 1d. imperforate, 1d. no cross on crown (2), controls, etc. (210).
1260 £100
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1B 1d. plate proof from Master die 1B, an imperforate top marginal block of four from lower pane showing marginal pillars, in carmine on special chalk surfaced paper without watermark, very fine and fresh with gum. S.G. Spec. volume 2, page 164, cat. 1,000+. Photo.
1261 £85
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 die 1B watermark crown 1d. aniline scarlet with watermark inverted, superb mint with full original gum. R.P.S. certificate (1988). S.G. Spec. N9(4)a. Photo.
1262 £450
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: Colour and Paper Trials: 1911 (Oct. - Nov.) die 2 1d. brownish-carmine colour trial perf. 14.8 x 14 on gummed paper watermarked crown, fine and fresh, slight offsets on gum. R.P.S. certificate (1988). S.G. cat. from 1,000. Photo.
1263 £500
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: Colour and Paper Trials: 1911 (Oct. - Nov.) die 2 1d. magenta-rose colour trial perf. 14.8 x 14 on gummed paper watermarked crown, superb unmounted. Photo.
1264 £380
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 die 1B watermark simple cypher 1d. scarlet block of four overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 22, very fine and fresh with gum, lower pair unmounted. S.G. Spec. N10s, cat. 1,200+. Photo.
1265 £2200
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 die 2 watermark crown 1d. scarlet-vermilion plate 10a, control ''B 12'' (c) strip of three, exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted mint (mounted in margin). B.P.A. certificate (1961) for original block of six, states 'bright scarlet-vermilion'. S.G. Spec. N11(6), cat. 4,200+. Photo.
1266 £800
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 die 2 watermark crown 1d. scarlet-vermilion, an exceptionally fine mint ''B 12'' (c) control single, just the barest trace of a hinge. R.P.S. certificate (1978). S.G. Spec. N11(6), cat. 750+. Photo.
1267 £60
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 die 2 watermark simple cypher 1d. scarlet variety no cross on crown and broken frame, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. S.G. 345a, var., Spec. N12g, unpriced. Photo.
1268 £1900
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 die 2 watermark multiple cypher 1/2d. deep green Somerset House printing control ''B. 12'', perf. type 2A corner strip of three showing misperforation in sheet margin at left due to paper fold, very fine and fresh mint, rare. R.P.S. certificate (2001). Photo.
1269 £200
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 die 2 watermark simple cypher 1d. scarlet variety no cross on crown and broken frame, the top stamp of a vertical pair, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. S.G. 350a, var., Spec. N13g, unpriced. Photo.
1270 | £350
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher, a fine mint selection (8) with R.P.S. certificates, incl. 21/2d. deep bright blue (unmounted corner marginal), 4d. deep grey-green, etc.
1271 | £800
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. to 1s., a mainly mint accumulation sorted by collector into specialised shades in a stockbook, with values to 8d. (8), 9d. agate (20), 9d. olive-green (V23 control copy), 10d. (10), 1s. (13), also various used. (100's).
1272 | £220
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. to 1s. mainly good to fine mint collection of shades comprising 1/2d. (14), 1d. (12), 11/2d. (15), 2d. (8), 21/2d. (13), 3d. (11), 4d. (6), 5d. (5), 6d. (4, one perf. 14), 7d. (4), 8d. (3), 9d. agate (3), 9d. olive-green, 10d. (3) and 1s. (7), also a few used.
1274 £800
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1d. pink, a very fine and fresh mint left marginal block of four, upper pair with faintest trace of a hinge, lower pair unmounted. Photocopy of R.P.S. certificate (1995) for pane from which this comes, stating ''Distinctive orange fluorescence - deep shade''. S.G. Spec. N16(10). Photo.
1276 £720
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 2d. intense bright orange, an exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted mint ''R 21'' control example, excellent colour. Photocopy of R.P.S. certificate (1977) for strip of three of which this is the centre stamp. S.G. Spec. N19(9). Photo.
1278 £380
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. deep bright blue, a fine and fresh mint ''T 22'' control strip of three, control stamp with minor gum wrinkle, some perfs. reinforced with hinge. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1995). S.G. Spec. N21(5). Photo.
1279 £3000
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 8d. black on yellow imperforate imprimatur pair, superb unmounted, from the single block of four sold at the NPM auctions, no singles being offered. S.G. 390, Spec. N28(1). Photo.
1280 | £650
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 10d. turqouise-blue plate 3(b) (S.G. plate 2b) control ''Q 21'' quarter sheet of sixty (6 x 10), mainly fine and fresh unmounted mint, usual gum bends or wrinkles and about seven stamps with traces of printing ink offsets on gum. S.G. 394, Cat. 4,800.
1281 | £520
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 10d. turqouise-blue, the lower right quarter sheet of sixty (6 x 10) less two stamps at lower left, mainly fine and fresh unmounted mint, four stamps creased and some perf. separation. S.G. 394, Cat. 2,320.
1283 £2100
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 10s. indigo colour standard overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 29, very fine and fresh with full original gum, very rare, believed to be one of only three in private hands. B.P.A. certificate (1999). S.G. Spec. N69u. Photo.
1284 £5500
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 Paper Trial (often mistakenly referred to as a colour trial) in an intense bright yellowish-green shade, on gummed 'Joynson Paper' watermarked single cypher, the paper originally intended for this issue but rejected on account of a tendency for the ink to spread along the paper fibres, overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 24. A superb unmounted rejoined top row of four (rejoined with hinges in sheet margin), a spectacular exhibition item. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 323. Photo.
1285 £1600
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 2s.6d. deep yellow-brown, an exceptionally fine and fresh mint complete top row of four, stamps unmounted except one with possibly the barest trace of a hinge, crease in sheet margin at upper left, stunning bright colour. Ex Atkinson and Shaida. S.G. Spec. N64(1). Photo.
1286 £6000
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 2s.6d. yellow-brown with reversed watermark, the upper two rows of the sheet divided into two blocks of four and rejoined with hinge in top margin, the watermark also misplaced with the cypher showing in the right sheet margin and with full reversed ''POSTAGE'' in the top margin, stamps mainly very fine unmounted mint (two with gum crease), spectacular exhibition item. Right block with B.P.A. certificate (1978). S.G. Spec. N64(2)g. Photo.
1287 £1000
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 2s.6d. grey-brown, a very fresh unmounted mint upper left corner marginal block of four, the right pair affected by a pre-printing paper crease. S.G. Spec. N64(6). Photo.
1288 £1150
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 2s.6d. grey-brown, a superb mint lower right corner marginal block of four, natural gum 'bubbles', very well centred, lower pair unmounted. S.G. Spec. N64(6). Photo.
1289 £2600
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 2s.6d. seal-brown with dark brown gum, the top two rows of the sheet, superb unmounted mint (mounted in margin and one stamp with natural gum flaw), lovely colour and exceptionally well centred. S.G. Spec. N64(10). Photo.
1290 £3000
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 2s.6d. seal-brown, a very fine and fresh unmounted mint upper left corner marginal block of four, a deep shade noted as 'Muddy print' on R.P.S. certificate (1987), particularly affecting the right hand pair giving the appearance of almost a double print, minor bends. S.G. Spec. N64(10). Photo.
1291 £1100
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 5s. pale carmine (worn plate), a complete lower row of four (rejoined between centre pair with hinges), showing printing ink line at edge of wide sheet margin at foot, very fine fresh mint, the left stamp with gum crease. S.G. Spec. N67(3). Photo.
1292 £260
King George V: Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 10s. pale blue fine used with light c.d.s. S.G. 413, Spec. N70(6), cat. 700. Photo.
1293 | £180
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s. fresh mint, 10s. marginal and with some short or blunted perfs., otherwise fine.
1294 £3000
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. chocolate-brown, 5s. rose-carmine and 10s. dull grey-blue, each overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 28, fresh with part original gum, some imperfections but an extremely rare set. R.P.S. certificates (2004). S.G. Spec. N65(20x, N68(1)x & N71(2)x. Photo.
1295 £1400
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. olive-brown plate /1Right (state 1) (philatelic plate 11), an exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted mint complete lower row of four. S.G. Spec. N65(1). Photo.
1296 £1500
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. chocolate-brown plate /1Right (state 1) (philatelic plate 11) [R1/32/4] upper right corner marginal block of four including R1/4 and 2/4 re-entries, exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted mint (mounted in margin). S.G. Spec. N65(2)c, ca. Photo.
1297 £1500
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. chocolate-brown plate /1Right (state 1) (philatelic plate 11) [R1/44/4] upper right corner marginal strip of four including R1/4 and 2/4 re-entries, exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted mint (mounted in margin). S.G. Spec. N65(2)c, ca. Photo.
1298 | £130
King George V: 191318 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. pale brown, a fine used block of four with light ''WHITBY/22 SP/19'' c.d.s.'s, faint bend and some perfs. reinforced. S.G. Spec. N65(4).
1299 £1700
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 5s. rose-red plate 1/2Left, an exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted mint complete lower row of four. S.G. Spec. N68(1). Photo.
1300 £1500
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 5s. rose-red, an intense shade, plate 3/4Left (philatelic plate 8), a very fine and fresh mint complete lower row of four, full original gum, the two corner stamps unmounted, minute tone spots on gum on tips of a few perfs. S.G. Spec. N68(1). Photo.
1301 £1700
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 5s. rose-red plate 3/4Left (philatelic plate 8), a very fine and fresh mint complete top row of four, two stamps unmounted. Ex Atkinson and Shaida. S.G. Spec. N68(1). Photo.
1302 £1700
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 5s. rose-red, a superb unmounted mint lower right corner marginal block of four, 'Post Office fresh'. S.G. Spec. N68(2). Photo.
1303 £1500
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 5s. rose-carmine, plate 5/6Right (state 1), a superb unmounted mint upper left corner marginal block of four. S.G. Spec. N68(2). Photo.
1304 £1500
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 10s. dull blue plate 1/3Left, an exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted mint lower right corner marginal pair (mounted in margin), gum wrinkles, a deep shade. S.G. Spec. N71(1). Photo.
1305 £60
King George V: 191318 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 10s. dull grey-blue horizontal pair with ''ST. JOHNS/SURREY/20 SP/28'' c.d.s.'s, right stamp with a few short or blunted perfs. and small split from cancellation. S.G. Spec. N71(2). Photo.
1307 £450
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black fine and fresh unmounted mint marginal, a few perfs. just blunted. S.G. 438. Photo.
1308 £250
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black with light oval d.s., small faults. S.G. 438. Photo.
1309 £300
King George V: 193436 photogravure 3d. violet printed in varnish ink, a very fine fresh mint marginal example, believed to be a special ink trial, very rare. Brandon certificate (1997). S.G. 444var. Photo.
1310 £2300
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee Essay, two original bromides (one 190 x 110mm, the other stamp sized) of an unaccepted design by Edmund Dulac, mounted together on art board (273 x 217mm) signed by the designer below the larger bromide, this design matches original artwork held in the British Postal Museum and Archive and is illustrated on page 20 of 'Special Stamp History - 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue' by Simon Bates. Photo.
1311 £2500
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee Essay, two original bromides (one 163 x 139mm, the other stamp sized) of an unaccepted design by Edmund Dulac, mounted together on art board (242 x 233mm), this design matches original artwork held in the British Postal Museum and Archive and is illustrated on page 21 of 'Special Stamp History - 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue' by Simon Bates. Photo.
1312 | £290
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee, a selection of booklet panes (6), with cylinder nos. comprising 1/2d. cylinder 35, 1d. cylinder 37, 11/2d. cylinders 30, 41, 59 & 66, 1/2d. pane creased, otherwise fine with mostly above average perfs., all but first 11/2d. pane unmounted. S.G. cat. 715.
1313 £190
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/2d. green, an unused example showing a most unusual impression over the back of the King's head, possibly caused by print coming into contact with the carbon tissue multipositive prior to the etching of the cylinder. S.G. 455var. Photo.
1314 | £110
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/2d., 1d. and 11/2d., all type II with watermark inverted on typed plain first day cover from Liverpool to Gaza, scarce.
1315 | £220
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/2d. to 21/2d. set used on plain typed first day cover from Portsmouth to Southsea, also flown on first Shanklin-Portsmouth airmail with ''ISLAND AIR EXPRESS'' blue vignette and signed by the pilot.
1316 £1500
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/2d. to 21/2d. set, each overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 23 twice, some faults but very being one of only two such sets recorded by de Cadenet. (4). Ex Shaida. B.P.A. certificate (1981). S.G. Spec. NCom10s13s. Photo.
1317 £380
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 11/2d. red-brown control ''W/35'' cylinder 7 no dot corner block of 14 (2 x 7) showing an interesting and spectacular perforation shift leaving the upper pair 'imperf.' at foot and the block of six below the appearance of being imperf. between horizontally, unusual. S.G. 455var. Photo.
1318 £130
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 11/2d. red-brown booklet pane with scarce cylinder 58, fine unmounted mint with good perfs. S.G. Spec. NComB7, cat. 275. Photo.
1319 £160
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 11/2d. red-brown showing unusual pre-printing paper folds leaving two blank vertical lines and the stamp wider than usual. S.G. 455var. Photo.
1320 £480
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 11/2d. red-brown type II with watermark inverted, a vertical pair overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 28 twice but not punched, most unusually used on piece with ''LUDGATE CIRCUS/3 JU/35'', perfs. trimmed at foot, very rare, this pair (half a booklet pane) represents the only recorded used examples of ''CANCELLED'' type 28 on unpunched type II stamps. S.G. Spec. NCom12at. Photo.
1321 £380
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 11/2d. red-brown type III booklet pane of four with watermark upright, each stamp overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 28 twice, sevedge missing and straight edge at top, otherwise fine and fresh with gum (lower pair unmounted, one with tiny tone spot on gum). Unpunched panes are very rare. Ex Marcus Samuel. S.G. Spec. NComB7t. Photo.
1322 £75
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 11/2d. red-brown type III with watermark upright, overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 28 twice and punched, fine with gum, excellent perfs. S.G. Spec. NCom12bu, unpriced. Photo.
1323 | £200
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 21/2d. blue, a lower right corner marginal vertical strip of ten showing a major doctor blade flaw and confetti disc flaw in sheet margin at right, heavy hinge reinforcement between 5th and 6th stamps otherwise fine unmounted mint.
1324 £1800
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 21/2d. Prussian blue, a fresh mint example, horizontal crease at foot at gum just a little toned, otherwise fine and a good example. Ex Shaida. S.G. 456a, cat. 6,000. Photo.
1325 £2300
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 21/2d. Prussian blue, an attractive used example with light part Westmead Corner c.d.s., horizontal crease and small discoloured patch on reverse which is possibly a filled thin. S.G. 456a, cat. 7,000.
1326 £420
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 2s. booklet no. 298 variety stapled instead of stitched, one 1/2d. stamp missing and minor cover imperfections but very rare, close examination reveals that the contents went through the stitching process, but the covers were neither stitched nor cut from previously stitched examples, the booklet is also normal size, normal (stitched) for comparison. S.G. Spec. BB16var. Photo.
1328 £2300
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 2s. booklet no. 304 advertisers voucher copy dated ''12 JUN 1935'' on front cover and with all panes overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33p, average perfs., front cover a with some faults but good appearance and otherwise fine fresh and very scarce. S.G. BB16(s.), cat. 4,600 (as panes). Photo.
1329 £2400
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 3s. booklet no. 294 advertisers voucher copy dated ''7 MAY 1935'' on front cover and with all panes overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33p, average perfs., 11/2d. panes with wmks. inverted, very fine for a voucher copy. S.G. BB16(s.), cat. 6,400 (as panes). Photo.
1330 | £70
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 3s. booklet no. 296, all five 11/2d. panes with watermark inverted and showing R1/1 constant variety broken top bar to last ''E'' of ''HALFPENCE''. S.G. BB28.
1331 £3500
King Edward VIII 1936 Definitive Issue Essays: 1/2d. to 21/2d., a set of four essays based on H.H. Brown's suggestion with the portrait taken from a photograph by Hugh Cecil, printed by Harrisons in their colour standards for the 1/2d. to 21/2d., perforated 15 x 14, on gummed paper with ''GvR'' block cypher watermark, coded no. 23 (4) by the Post Office and submitted to the King on June 26th 1936 for his approval, the 1d. and 21/2d. with watermark inverted (21/2d. affixed to thin card at one corner), only five sets are in private hands. Photo.
1332 £1000
King Edward VIII: 1936 (October) 6d. essay in doubly fugitive mauve ink, perf. 15 x 14 on gummed 'RC' paper watermarked ''E8R'', affixed to thin card, believed unique in private hands. Photo. Messrs. Harrisons had been deeply disappointed that their considerable efforts to produce a 6d. stamp in a doubly fugitive purple ink for King George V had come to nothing. Further trials were taken for King Edward VIII with the design based on Harrisons own 'plaque' head incorporating a new 'coinage' frame.
1333 £300
King Edward VIII: 1936 1/2d. green control A36, cylinder 7 dot, perf. type 2A, corner block of six (2 x 3) incl. [R20/2] pearl beside crown, fine mint, a rare cylinder perforation variety, very much under-rated. S.G. 457, Spec. P1/b. Photo.
1334 £350
KKing Edward VIII: 1936 1/2d. green control A36, cylinder 10 no dot, perf. type 2, corner block of six (2 x 3), fine mint, rare and under-rated. S.G. 457, Spec. P1. Photo.
1335 £450
King Edward VIII: 1936 1d. scarlet control A36, cylinder 6 dot, perf. type 2A, corner block of six (2 x 3), fine mint, rare and under-rated. S.G. 458, Spec. P2. Photo.
1336 £400
King Edward VIII: 1936 11/2d. red-brown control A36, cylinder 4 dot, perf. type 2A, corner block of six (2 x 3), fine mint, very rare and under-rated. S.G. 458, Spec. P2. Photo.
1339 | £1500
King George VI: 193752 mainly fine mint duplicated collection in an album incl. 193747 7d. to 1s. in corner blocks of 64 (stamps mostly unmounted), 193948 2s.6d. green (24), 5s. (26), 10s. ultramarine (25), 1 (13), 1948 Wedding 1 (17), 1951 2s.6d. to 1 (20 sets), with many multiples, etc. (100's).
1340 | £450
King George VI: A mint and used duplicated collection in an album with 193747 dark colours with values to 1s. in mint plate blocks, 193948 set of six mint, range of varieties of printing and wmk., coil leaders and joins, exploded booklets and booklet panes, V.V. opts., etc. (100's).
1341 | £350
King George VI: A selection on stockpages with mainly fine unmounted mint incl. 1937-47 1/2d. to 1s. in plate blocks of six, 1939-48 2s.6d. to 1, 1951 2s.6d. to 1 set in corner blocks, etc. (Few 100).
1342 | £160
King George VI: 193747 2d. orange (2) overprinted ''THREE/HALFPENCE/POSTAGE/HALFPENNY/WAR-TAX'' in orange and black, fine mint, also a 'proof' example of the overprint, status unknown, also 1948 Games 6d. lower three rows of the sheet with retouched ''HLP'' in lower margin, unmounted mint but three stamps with grease mark.
1343 £130
King George VI: 1940 Centenary, an original drawing for a suggested 1d. design (similar to the New Zealand 1940 Centenary 11/2d.), together with a letter dated 22.6.1939 from the Postal services Department acknowledging receipt. Photo.
1344 £2000
King George VI: 194142 21/2d. light ultramarine imperforate marginal pair from the left of the sheet, fine unmounted mint and rare. Brandon certificate (1999). S.G. 489c, cat. 4,000.. Photo.
1345 | £85
King George VI: 1948 Wedding 2/1d. four plate blocks of six with no's 4 and 5 both dot and no dot, 1 corner marginal block of four and 1953 Coronation set in two different sets of plate blocks of six, mainly fine unmounted mint.
1346 | £250
King George VI: 1948 Wedding 1 blue complete unmounted mint folded sheet of twenty, a few minor bends otherwise fine. S.G. 494.
1347 | £380
King George VI: 1948 Wedding 1 blue, 46 used copies incl. five blocks and one on piece with first day cancel. S.G. 494 1840
1348 £1450
King George VI: 195052 1d. light ultramarine imperforate pair with watermark inverted, fine mint although gum a little disturbed. B.P.A. certificate (2002). S.G. 504b, var., cat. 4,000. Photo.
1349 | £1250
Queen Elizabeth II: A Q.E. II duplicated mint and used collection in three albums with main strength in mint issues incl. 195254 Tudor 1/2d. to 1s.6d. sets (12) in three sets of blocks (three stamps in each unmounted), inverted wmk. 1/2d. to 21/2d. in blocks, 195558 Edward 1/2d. to 1s.6d in two sets of blocks (lower pair in each unmounted), 195558 Waterlow set, 1957 graphite's in cylinder blocks, 1958 D.L.R. 2s.6d. and 5s. nine of each in blocks with at least seven in each unmounted, 1959 phosphor graphite set in blocks of six, selection of coil joins and leaders, booklet panes, range of commemorative sets in blocks, many marginal, etc. (Many 100's).
1350 | £1350
Queen Elizabeth II: A mainly fine unmounted mint selection of commemorative and definitive errors and varieties, with missing colours incl. 1966 Christmas ord. 3d. block of four with gold partially omitted leaving silhouette of Queen's head on right pair, also a single with similar variety, 1967 Paintings 1s.6d. grey omitted, 1967 Christmas 4d. gold omitted, 1970 Anniversaries 1s. with gold omitted, Wordsworth 1s.6d. with silver omitted, an excellent range of colour shifts incl. 1965 I.T.U. phos. 1s.6d. black shift, 1966 World Cup ord. 6d. (2) with black & apple-green shift, 1s.3d. pair with blue shift, 1972 Explorers 3p. block of 4 with bright blue shift (double eyes), 1976 Social Reform 81/2p. cylinder block of 6 with black shift (double hands), perf. shifts incl. definitives (14) to 3, 1973 Paintings 3p. pair with 7mm shift to right of vertical perfs., 1981 Christmas 14p. imperf. pair (unused), 1991 Dogs 22p imperf. marginal single, NVI self adhesive 1st and 2nd imperf. pairs, etc. (140).
1351 | £1000
Queen Elizabeth II: An accumulation of mainly Q.E.II decimal issues to 2005 crammed into eight stockbooks with commemorative sets unmounted mint and used incl. blocks, Machins unmounted mint with a range of printings and gums, many cylinder blocks, high values to 10, regionals, some minor varieties, etc. (1000's)
1352 | £1700
Queen Elizabeth II: A mainly unmounted mint collection of Wilding issues in two albums and a stockbook with cylinder blocks incl. 195254 Tudor 1/2d. to 1s.6d.. 195558 Edward 1/2d. to 1s.6d., 1959 phosphor graphite set, also booklets and booklet panes, coils, selection of different papers, phosphor variations, sideways and inverted wmks., etc. (100's).
1353 | £620
Queen Elizabeth II: A collection of mainly decimal issues in nine albums with commemorative sets both mint and used to 1985 incl. cylinder and plate blocks, gutter pairs with sets from 1973 with traffic lights, range of machins incl. blocks, regionals, postage dues, etc. (Many 100's)
1354 | £550
Queen Elizabeth II: A duplicated collection in six albums and stockbooks with commemorative sets apparently complete (incl. early phosphors) to 1968 both unmounted mint and used, a few minor varieties, Wildings both unmounted mint and used incl. 195558 Edwards, 195865 crowns inverted wmks., 1958 graphites, also inverted wmk. 1/2d. to 3d., 1959 phosphor graphite incl. 2d. error of wmk., 196067 phosphor inverted (first 21/2d. mint (2), but no used copy), selection of varieties, etc. (Many 100's).
1355 | £680
Queen Elizabeth II: The balance of a collection in a stockbook, on leaves and loose with unmounted decimal machins with a quantity of cylinder blocks, booklets and booklet panes, etc. (Many 100's).
1356 | £400
Queen Elizabeth II: An unmounted mint accumulation of decimal commemorative and definitive issues loose in packets, with many sets in marginal blocks, gutter blocks, regionals, etc. (Many 100's)
1357 | £300
Queen Elizabeth II: An unmounted mint collection of sterling and decimal machins in two Connoisseur albums, another album, on leaves and loose in new issue envelopes from B. Alan with pre-decimal issue incl. a range of missing phosphors (many with pencil notes on gum) with values to 1s.9d. incl. 7d. bright emerald, 8d. light turquoise-blue, and 1s., decimal issues with a whole range of printings and gums, high values to 10, Regionals, a selection of missing phosphors, booklets and booklet panes, etc. (many 100's)
1358 | £450
Queen Elizabeth II: An accumulation/remainder of mostly Wilding definitives incl. 1/2d. and 1d. coil leaders, varieties with 195865 3d. tete-beche pairs (2, one in a lrger strip), broad band phosphor varieties, 1965 (May) unissued 4/6 voucher booklet (no stamps), duplicated used Castles, etc. (100's).
1359 | £380
Queen Elizabeth II: A collection of pre-decimal machins in an album and on leaves with unmounted mint cylinder blocks incl. a run of high values incl. 2s.6d. 2 to 6C, 5s. 2 to 3C, 10s. 1 to 1C and 1 3 to 4C (less 3C), booklet panes incl. a written up collection of Cook stapled booklet panes (23) used on philatelic 1972 covers, etc. (100's).
1360 | £250
Queen Elizabeth II: A mint and used collection of Machin and Castle high values in an album with unmounted mint plate and traffic light gutter blocks, illustrated f.d.c's, etc. (Few 100).
1362 | £170
Queen Elizabeth II: Various pre-decimal incl. 195865 1/2d. lower right corner block with double perfs., 1961 P.O.S.B. Timson 3d. with orange-brown omitted and a cylinder block of 4 perf. through side margin, 1965 B.O.B. 4d. (ordinary) sheet (6 x20), mainly fine unmounted mint, etc. (100's).
1363 | £130
Queen Elizabeth II: An accumulation of mostly Wilding commercial covers in a shoe box, with a wide range of overseas rates etc.
1364 | £120
Queen Elizabeth II: An accumulation in three stockbooks and loose with a duplicated range of decimal commemorative sets fine used to 1979, also Regionals with unmounted mint cylinder blocks, I.O.M. mint and used to 1978, presentation packs, a few f.d.c's, booklets and a selection of Tristan da Cunha sets and f.d.c's from 198696 and a few G.B. optd., etc. (Many 100's).
1365 | £110
Queen Elizabeth II: A mainly fine unmounted mint collection of pre-decimal and decimal Machins in an album, four stockbooks and new issue packets with a range of printings, papers and gums, a few varieties, booklets and booklet panes, etc. (100's)
1366 | £150
Queen Elizabeth II: An apparently comprehensive collection of PHQ cards mainly used f.d.i. with commemorative cancels, some earlier issues are unused incl. 1973 Inigo Jones, 1974 Tree and Fire, also a quantity of other cards mainly from the Post Office or Postal Museum with many used with special cancellations. (Many 100's)
1367 | £220
Queen Elizabeth II: A selection of seven Post Office label (Smiler) sheets incl. 2000 19p. Robin, 2000 first class Christmas cracker (3), unmounted mint, all with very minor bends in margins.
1368 | £80
Queen Elizabeth II: An accumulation comprising a quantity of mainly decimal issues on covers with commemorative cancels, a comprehensive duplicated selection of unused airletters from early issues, some unused stationery and a selection of presentation packs incl. 2003 Fruit and Vegetables, etc. (Many 100's).
1369 | £480
Queen Elizabeth II: 19522001 collection in three stockbooks with definitives incl. high values with 1955 Waterlow and later sets unmounted mint, commemoratives, prestige booklets, etc. (100's).
1370 | £290
Queen Elizabeth II: 195270 mainly fine mint duplicated collection in an F.G. album incl. commemoratives with 1953 Coronation (46 sets, plus 14 extra 1s.3d. & 1s.6d.), 1957 Scouts (50 sets), 1958 Games (50 sets), etc. (100's).
1371 | £170
Queen Elizabeth II: 195270 mainly fine mint or unmounted mint collection in a binder incl. definitives with 1955 Waterlow set, commemoratives incl. better phosphors with 1963 Red Cross, etc. (100's).
1372 | £520
Queen Elizabeth II: 1953-2005 duplicated collection of illustrated f.d.c's in an album and loose with commemorative sets incl. early phosphors, definitives, booklet panes, special cancellations, etc. (Many 100's)
1373 | £65
Queen Elizabeth II: 195363 selection of four Wilding first day covers incl. two J. Sanders covers comprising 1957 graphite set on plain cover and 1963 (29th Jan.) Phosphor 1/2d. to 41/2d. values on illustrated cover.
1374 | £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 195563 mainly fine unmounted mint selection incl. 1955 Waterlow and 1959 2nd De La Rue sets and 195861 graphite watermark upright 1/2d. to 41/2d. (11/2d. with slightly trimmed perfs.). (20).
1375 | £85
Queen Elizabeth II: 195759 mint and used collection of Wilding graphite issues written up on leaves illustrating the variations in line placement, etc. (Few 100)
1376 | £240
Queen Elizabeth II: 195897 mainly fine unmounted mint collection of high values incl. 1959 2nd De La Rue set (with additional corner block of 10s.), etc. (137).
1378 | £130
Queen Elizabeth II: 195254 Tudor watermark 1/2d. to 1s.6d. set on six special printed first day covers, all sent from London, minor cover imperfections but scarce. S.G. 515531, cat. 638.
1380 | £210
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955 Waterlow 2s.6d. to 1 set in corner marginal mint pairs, the stamps are fine unmounted but mounted in margins with linen hinges. S.G. 53639.
1381 | £110
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955 Waterlow 2s.6d. to 1 set with additional 10s. shade, fine unmounted mint marginal. (5). S.G. 536539.
1382 | £920
Queen Elizabeth II: 195569 collection of Castle high values incl. Goaman 10s. and Enid Marx 1 (2) photographic essays, all printings of the issued stamps mainly fine mint incl. varieties with 1958 De La Rue 2s.6d. showing pre-printing paper fold, 1959 De La Rue 5s. marginal pair (creases) overprinted ''SCHOOL/SPECIMEN'' and stated to be the sole surving pair, 196768 no wmk. 2s.6d. plate 10 block of 8 optd. ''SCOOL/SPECIMEN'', etc. (90).
1384 £600
Queen Elizabeth II: 195558 Edward watermark 3d. deep lilac block of 12 (6 x 2) with three imperf between stamp and top margin due to a paper fold, fine unmounted mint (hinge in top margin of upper right stamp). Not catalogued by S.G., EC F421Mc, this being the unique 'listing' piece, cat. 3,750+. Photo.
1385 | £60
Queen Elizabeth II: 1957 Scouts set in fine unmounted mint corner blocks of 21 (3 x 7) with attractive ''BP'' above scroll perfin, unusual. S.G. 557559var.
1386 | £50
Queen Elizabeth II: 1957 graphite 1/2d. to 3d. two sets of different fine unmounted mint cylinder blocks incl. one 21/2d. block with unusual perf. step.
1387 | £110
Queen Elizabeth II: 195761 mint and used collection of graphite issues mounted on leaves incl. 1958-61 11/2d. two mint copies with good perfs and both with wmk. inverted, 1959 phosphor graphite set in unmounted mint pairs, etc. (83).
1388 £1250
Queen Elizabeth II: 1957 graphite 11/2d. green variety both lines at left, fine unmounted mint and very scarce. R.P.S. certificate (1991). S.G. 563a, EC F50GRa, cat. 1,250. Photo.
1389 | £40
Queen Elizabeth II: 195865 watermark crowns 21/2d. carmine-red, the lower three rows of the sheet, most unusually miscut with narrow sheet margin at left showing cylinder 50 no dot, and wide sheet margin at right showing cylinder 50 dot (the dot cut away), fine mint, small stain at extremity of margin at lower right. S.G. 574var.
1390 £380
Queen Elizabeth II: 195861 graphite 3d. variety single line, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 592a/var., EC F69GRc, cat. 600. Photo.
1391 £210
Queen Elizabeth II: 195861 graphite 3d. variety two lines at left and well clear of perforations, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 592a, EC F69GRa, cat. 400. Photo.
1393 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: 1959 De La Rue 2s.6d. showing a very fine complete offset on the gummed side, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 595var., EC F880Fa - circa 90 examples known, cat. 300. Photo.
1394 £300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1959 De La Rue 5s. showing a major perforation shift leaving the value at the top of the stamp, fine unmounted mint, apparently only one sheet of 40 was found. S.G. 596var. Photo.
1395 £100
Queen Elizabeth II: 1963 Bradbury 5s. variety watermark inverted, a fine unmounted mint marginal example from the top of the sheet, natural gum skips. S.G. 596aWi, ECF177WEa. Photo.
1396 £1200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1963(c.) Bradbury Wilkinson unissued trial printing on coated paper 1 black (fine impression), a superb unmounted mint example of this rarity. Photocopy of Brandon certificate (1998) for pair from which this comes. S.G. 598a, var., Spec. T24var. EC F182TRa - 30 known, cat. 2,750. Photo.
1399 | £170
Queen Elizabeth II: 1960 G.L.O. four fine examples of the scarce illustrated first day cover with the International Postal Conference, Eastbourne slogan cancel.
1401 | £260
Queen Elizabeth II: 196264 mainly fine unmounted mint selection of phosphor commemorative issues incl. seven sets of 1963 Lifeboat, Red Cross and 1964 Geographical, etc. (123).
1402 | £60
Queen Elizabeth II: 1962 N.P.Y. ordinary, a selection of pre-first day release covers (7), comprising 3d. on 16.10.62 from Lewisham, 3d. on 25.10.62 from Bexleyheath, 3d. (red ms. cancellation) on 29.10.62 from Ashford, 3d. on 13.11.62 from Brighton (d.s. overstruck by the P.O.), and the set on separate 13.11.62 envelopes from Pontypool, mainly fine.
1403 £210
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Shakespeare 2s.6d. 'jet-black', the rare shade fine unmounted mint, faint gum bend. See footnote in S.G. Spec., EC F188SVa - circa 20 known mint (some overprinted ''CANCELLED'') and 50 f.d.c.'s, cat. 500. Photo.
1405 £550
Queen Elizabeth II: 1965 Parliament 6d. ordinary imperforate between stamp and top margin, a very fine unmounted mint upper right corner marginal example. S.G. Spec. W59a, EC F209IMa, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1407 £1300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings 4d., a set of nine se-tenant imperforate proof strips of six of each of the individual colours, together with progressive proof strips of six of two, three, four, five, six, seven and eight of the nine colours printed together, on gummed watermarked paper and mainly very fine (unmounted), most unusual. (16 strips of six). S.G. 70510var., EC F259PRaF264PRp, cat. 2,250. Photo.
1409 | £130
Queen Elizabeth II: 196770 Machin a selection of twelve different values in unmounted mint pairs all with phosphor omitted incl. 1/2d. , and 9d. (2 pairs), etc. (20 pairs in total), also 197072 1 bluish black imperforate block.
1410 | £320
Queen Elizabeth II: 196770 Machin, a small mainly fine unmounted mint collection incl. 4d. deep olive-brown GA head B fine mint, a few missing phosphors incl. 1d.+3d. se-tenant booklet panes of 4 (2), etc. (160).
1413 | £200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Christmas 3d. cylinder block of 9 (3 x 3) showing an approx. 3mm shift of the gold to the left leaving most of the stamps with the majority of the ''3'' of ''3D'' at right, unmounted mint, some natural gum bends and skips. S.G. 756var., EC F305CSa, cat. 315+.
1414 | £55
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 Bridges 4d. variety printed on the gummed side, a fine unmounted mint traffic light block of four. S.G. 763a, EC F317GUa.
1415 £340
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 Bridges 1/9, a set of nine imperforate progressive proofs on gummed unwatermarked paper, incl. the completed design, very fine unmounted. S.G. 766var., EC F320PRa-i 'circa 10 of each known), cat. 425. Photo.
1416 £520
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 British Paintings 4d. variety vermilion omitted in a fine unmounted mint cylinder block of four, normal block for comparison. R.P.S. certificate (2005) rather curiously states 'slightly faded' which in our opinion it is not. S.G. 771b, Spec. W138c, cat. 1,400+, EC F332MCb - circa 60 known. Photo.
1417 £80
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 Paintings 1s.9d. unmounted mint corner marginal block of six, grossly misperforated. S.G. 774var. Photo.
1419 £180
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Concorde 4d. variety violet (value etc.) omitted, fine unmounted mint marginal. S.G. 784a, EC F354MCa, cat. 300. Photo.
1422 £720
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Cathedrals 5d. se-tenant marginal block from the left of the sheet, variety imperforate, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 796a/var., EC 366Ima - 25 blocks known, cat. 1,250. Photo.
1423 £280
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Cathedrals 5d. missing ''d'' after value, a fine unmounted mint cylinder block of eight (2 x 4, mounted in margin and with adherence on face of margin), the variety affecting the four stamps in the first vertical row, an unusual error, believed 12 se-tenant blocks known. S.G. 796a, var., EC F366MSa etc., cat. 800. Photo.
1424 £300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Gandhi 1/6 variety printed on the gummed side, a fine unmounted example, very scarce, normal for comparison. S.G. 807a, cat. 400, EC F377GUa - circa 50 known. Photo.
1425 £210
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Christmas 4d. variety imperforate between stamp and left margin, unmounted mint, small gum blemish at lower right, otherwise fine. S.G. 838var., EC F415IMa - 10 known, cat. 650. Photo.
1426 | £55
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 British Anniversaries 9p. variety olive-brown omitted, a fine unmounted mint upper left corner marginal example showing marginal registration markings. S.G. 889a, EC F445MCa - 100 known.
1427 £420
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Christmas 21/2p. variety imperforate between stamp and left margin contained in a horizontal pair, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 913var., EC F487IMa - 10 known, cat. 650. Photo.
1428 £380
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Christmas 3p. variety imperforate between stamp and left margin contained in a horizontal strip, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 914var., EC F488IMa - 10 known, cat. 650. Photo.
1429 | £90
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 3p. pair with 3mm left shift of turquoise-blue, 71/2p. with grey-black shift and 9p. with brown-grey shift, fine unmounted mint, all good visual varieties. (5). EC F50001CSa, 503CSa & 504CSa, cat. 250.
1430 £220
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 9p. variety brown-grey printing double, fine unmounted mint marginal from the right of the sheet, a fine example. S.G. 927b, cat. from 850, EC F504MIa. Photo.
1431 £350
Queen Elizabeth II: 1974 Medieval Warriors 10p. imperforate pair fine unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. 961var, EC F565IMa - 20 pairs known, cat. 625. Photo.
1432 | £260
Queen Elizabeth II: 1974 Sailing 8p. variety black omitted, the lower left quarter of a sheet (5 x 5) with cylinders and traffic lights, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 981a, EC FC590MCa, cat. 1,250.
1433 £200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1980 London Landmarks 171/2p., a fine unmounted mint cylinder strip of four, the last stamp with silver omitted ( a few minute specks) and the other three showing progressive omission. S.G. 1124a, EC F785MCa. Photo.
1434 £95
Queen Elizabeth II: 1980 Sports Centenaries 15p. variety imperforate between stamp and sheet margin at foot, contained in a fine unmounted mint vertical strip of three. S.G. 1136var., EC F803IMa - circa 30 known. Photo.
1435 £270
Queen Elizabeth II: 1982 Information Technology 151/2p. cylinder block of six (2 x 3), the left hand vertical strip completely imperforate, remaining stamps partially imperforate, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1196a, EC F895IMb. Photo.
1436 £420
Queen Elizabeth II: 1982 British Motor Cars 191/2p. imperforate between stamp and right margin in a fine unmounted mint traffic light corner block of six (2 x 3) containing three examples of the error, a rare positional multiple. S.G. 1199var., EC F898IMa - 20 examples known, cat. 750+. Photo.
1437 £550
Queen Elizabeth II: 1984 Urban Renewal 31p., an imperforate vertical pair showing multiple colour shifts, fine unmounted mint, two minor bends or gum wrinkles, status uncertain. S.G. 1248a/var., EC F967IMb - 1 pair known, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1438 £1550
Queen Elizabeth II: 1985 350 Years of Royal Mail Service 34p., a fine unmounted mint block of 20 (5 x 4) being four complete horizontal rows of the pane, imperforate horizontally between the two central rows, very faint traces of indents. S.G. 1293a, cat 4,000, EC F1033IMa - 15 pairs known. Photo.
1439 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: 1986 Royal Air Force 22p., a horizontal left marginal strip of three, the first stamp with face value omitted and the second with Queen's head omitted, a most unusual error. S.G. 1337a & b, EC F1096MSa & b - 30 examples of each known, cat. 900. Photo.
1440 | £900
Queen Elizabeth II: 198895 selection of Castle high values fine unmounted mint comprising 1 (48), 1.50 (100), 2 (80), 3 (40) and 5 (64), mainly in plate or interpanneau gutter blocks with a range of printings, gums and plate numbers, misperforated 2 and 3 values, also 1993 Britannia 10 (10) and four f.d.c.'s.
1442 £1600
Queen Elizabeth II: 1991Ordnance Survey 'Ham Street' 26p. error of value, unmounted mint, minor bend at one corner, prepared before the change in postal rates in 1991 and not issued, apparently only a block of twenty was discovered and purchased at a Hastings Post Office. See footnote in S.G., EC F1422VEa, cat. 3,500. Photo.
1443 £240
Queen Elizabeth II: 199295 Castles 1, a dramatically misperforated vertical pair from pane corner, fine unmounted mint, the error due to a sheet from plate 2A printing being put through the perforator inverted. S.G. 1611var., EC F1450INa - 100 known, cat. 550. Photo.
1444 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 199295 Castles 1, a dramatically misperforated lower left corner marginal example, the error due to a sheet from plate 2A printing being put through the perforator inverted, normal for comparison, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1611var., EC F1450INa - 100 known, cat. 275. Photo.
1445 | £450
Queen Elizabeth II: 199297 collection of Castle High values mounted on leaves with a range of different printings in unmounted mint plate blocks incl. 1997 Enschede 1.50, 2 and 5, also gutter blocks and pairs and a few used, and 1993 Britannia 10 two unmounted mint plate blocks, one plate 2A, etc. (71 items).
1446 £190
Queen Elizabeth II: 199295 3 reddish-violet and gold, a top marginal block of four showing a dramatic 8mm shift leaving the face value in the centre, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1613a, var., EC F1873CSa, cat. 500. Photo.
1447 £200
Queen Elizabeth II: 199295 Castles 5 deep brown and gold showing a fine complete offset on the gummed side, the obverse image is similarly misplaced, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1614var., EC F1821OFa, cat. 325. Photo.
1449 £350
Queen Elizabeth II: 1997 Castles 1.50 variety gold omitted used on piece with ''SHROPSHIRE/16 12 1999'' c.d.s., central vertical wrinkle, otherwise fine and extremely rare, Pierron records only two unused and nine used examples, of which this was the first discovered. S.G. 1993a, EC F1916MCa, cat. 2,000. Photo.
1450 £4000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1997 Castles 5, a magnifiicent interpanneau block of sixteen (4 x 4), one interpanneau pair [R5/8 and 6/8] with gold (Queen's heads) completely omitted and R7/8 with the head largely omitted, very fine unmounted mint, a spectacular error and a unique multiple. S.G. 1996a cat. 7,500++, EC F1919MCa cat. 7,000++. Photo.
1451 £650
Queen Elizabeth II: 1997 Christmas (2nd) an imperforate marginal pair from the foot of the sheet showing ''SALE DATE 27-10-97'' imprint, fine unmounted mint and very scarce. S.G. 2006a, cat. 1,400, EC F1938IMa - 5 pairs known, cat. 1,250. Photo.
1452 £60
Queen Elizabeth II: 1998 Comedians 26p. variety vermilion printed double, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 2042Ea, EC F1976MIa - '30 copies exist', cat 250. Photo.
1453 £130
Queen Elizabeth II: 1998 Comedians 26p. variety vermilion printed triple, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 2042Eb, EC F1976MIb - '18 copies exist', cat 500. Photo.
1454 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: 1998 Comedians 26p. variety black printed double and vermilion printed triple, fine unmounted mint. Brandon certificate (2002). S.G. 2042Ec, cat. 2,000, EC F1976MIc - '10 copies exist', cat 1,750. Photo.
1455 £850
Queen Elizabeth II: 1998 Christmas 26p. imperforate pair contained in a horizontal marginal strip of five from the foot of the sheet, fine unmounted mint and very scarce. S.G. 2065a, cat. 1,400+, EC F2007IMa - 5 pairs known, cat. 1,300. Photo.
1456 | £500
Queen Elizabeth II: 2001 Consignia 19p. and 1st. Smiler sheets unmounted mint, fine apart from some very minor wrinkles. S.G. LS2a & S3a, unpriced.
1457 £2250
Queen Elizabeth II: 2001 Nobel Prizes 65p. variety hologram omitted, fine unmounted mint in pair with normal, very rare. S.G. 2237var., EC F2223MSa, only 8 copies known, cat. 4,500. Photo.
1458 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: 2002 Europa Circus (E) horizontal row of five, the left hand pair completely imperforate but with light fold in margin at foot and the right stamp damaged, otherwise fine unmounted mint and very scarce. S.G. 2277var., EC F2270IMa - only 5 pairs known (incl. this), cat. 850. Photo.
1459 | £1500
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: A specialised accumulation of unmounted mint decimal Machins in packets, bought as new issues still with the original invoices with basic issues, cylinder blocks, booklets and panes, regionals, numerous varieties incl. phoshor errors, miscuts, gum and paper errors, etc. (Many 100's).
1460 | £1000
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: An unmounted mint accumulation on stockcards (many still with invoices from the specialist Machin dealer who supplied them) with cylinder blocks, booklets and panes, phosphor varieties, some regionlas, etc. (100's)
1461 | £290
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: An unmounted mint collection arranged by value in three stockbooks with a range of printings and gums, quantity of cylinder blocks, coils and coil leaders, booklets and panes, also a few commemorative issues. (Many 100's).
1462 | £100
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: An unmounted mint selection in a stockbook with varieties incl. a selection of misperfs., cylinder blocks, also booklets and panes, etc. (Many 100's)
1463 | £80
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: A mainly fine unmounted mint selection incl. 121/2p. light emerald imperforate marginal block, 1.30 in an inter-panneau block of eight, selection of 1st class panes with variations of fluer, etc.
1464 | £55
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: A small fine unmounted mint selection incl. two Wedgwood 1/2p. side band panes both with good perfs., mis-perfs. on 21/2p. and 17p., etc. (10 items)
1465 | £350
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: A collection in two albums with a range of values to 1 in unmounted mint cylinder blocks, also booklets incl. some Prestige issues, presentation packs and illustrated f.d.c's, etc. (100's).
1466 | £1550
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197074 Machin recess printed specialised unmounted mint collection written up in two FG oversize boxed albums incl. 50p Post Office thinner uncoated paper two corner marginal blocks of ten, two plate blocks of eight and two plate singles, normal P.O. paper 50p. marginal single with complete offset on gum, fairly comprehensive range of plate blocks and pairs on all four values incl. 20p. plates 31, 31A and 41A on marginal pairs, etc. (100's).
1467 | £190
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197073 selection of unmounted mint mainly different plate number blocks comprising 10p. (10), 20p. (73), 50p. (32) and 1 (14).
1468 | £230
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197074 Machin recess printed mainly unmounted mint selection of varieties with paper folds incl. spectacular corner marginal 20p. single (sadly some damage on reverse), 50p. vertical pair with major paper fold centre of both stamps, two 1 with punch mark variety, 20p. corner marginal block of twenty five with varying perforation shift, etc. (8 items)
1469 £1800
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1970-74 10p. cerise corner marginal vertical pair with variety imperforate between stamp and top margin, fine unmounted mint, possibly unique. S.G. 829var., Spec. UC5a, unpriced. EC F404IMa. Photo.
1470 | £150
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197073 20p. olive-green marginal part sheet of fifty (10 x 5) with varying perforation shift resulting in last two vertical rows with horizontal perforations completely through design, stamps are fine unmounted mint.
1471 £420
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197074 Post Office Paper 50p. fine unmounted marginal block of eight (4 x 2) from the top of the sheet, the top row with complete offset on the gummed side of each stamp. Photo.
1472 £420
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197074 Post Office Paper 50p. fine unmounted mint marginal block, each stamp with complete offset on gum. Photo.
1473 | £220
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1973 Harrison Jumelle head trials, undenominated multipositive proofs on shiny ungummed proof paper, three pairs in shades of blue, some creasing, otherwise fine. (6).
1474 £200
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Machin: Photo Harrison on phosphorised paper 191/2p. olive-grey, an imperforate vertical pair, apparently commercially used, unlisted by S.G., some faults, believed to be one of two known. S.G. X957var., EC F864IMa, cat. 500. Photo.
1476 | £170
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1991 Questa 17p. Deep blue, 1996 20p. Bright Yellow-green and 26p. Chestnut, all variety missing phosphor, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1008a., 1751a. and 1753a. 425.
1477 £200
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1986 litho Questa 20p. dull purple ACP/PVAD, variety double impression, showing particularly in the right margin and affecting the value tablet, normal for comparison. S.G. X1014var., EC F1074MIa - 40 known, cat. 300. Photo.
1478 £170
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1980 litho Questa 75p. black, a fine unmounted mint horizontal marginal pair from the right of the sheet variety imperf. at right between stamp and margin. S.G. Spec. UG130a, EC F765IMa - 80 examples known. Photo.
1479 | £170
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197787 1 (2), 1.33, 1.41, 1.50 (2), 1.60 (2), 2 (2) and 5 (2, 1A no dot and dot) in unmounted mint plate blocks, also Castles 1988 Harrison 1 to 5 in plate blocks and interpanneau gutter blocks.
1480 £160
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197787 1 bright yellow-green and blackish olive, a large margined imperforate pair, very fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1026a, EC F652IMa - 10 to 20 pairs known, cat. 750. Photo.
1481 | £950
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 19932005 (2nd) bright blue (centre band, 2004 Walsall printing) booklet of 100 imperforate, divided along the booklet roulettes between the 2nd & 3rd panes of 24. EC F1981IMa - 400 to 500 pairs known, cat. 4,750.
1482 £130
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 19932005 (1st) gold imperforate block of four fine unmounted mint, minor bends. S.G. 1664ba, cat. 500, EC F2399IMa - 100 pairs known (but 50 damaged), cat. 400. Photo.
1483 £220
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 19932004 4p. new blue imperforate pair, fine unmounted mint, from a sheet (0059346) discovered in Wales which contained about 50 good mint pairs (others creased and some with blind perfs.). S.G. Y1669var. Photo.
1484 £300
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1999 7p. grey imperforate horizontal pair, fine unmounted mint. S.G. Y1672var., EC F2041IMa - only one vertical pair recorded. Photo.
1485 £320
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 19932004 10p. dull orange unmounted mint imperforate pair, faint crease in margin between stamps and cut rather close at right. S.G. Y1674var., EC F1876IMa - 22 pairs known, cat. 500. Photo.
1486 £190
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1996 20p. bright-green imperforate marginal pair from the top of the sheet, fine unmounted mint. S.G. Y1678a, cat. 300, EC F1797IMa. Photo
1487 £190
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1996 20p. bright-green imperforate pair, fine unmounted mint. S.G. Y1678a, cat. 300, EC F1797IMa. Photo.
1488 | £130
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1995 Harrison PVA (lay flat) gum 25p. rose-red cylinder 7 (no dot) block of six, fine unmounted mint.
1489 | £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1995 Harrison PVA (lay flat) gum 25p. rose-red cylinder 7 (no dot) block of six, fine unmounted mint.
1490 £380
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1996 26p. red-brown imperforate marginal pair from the top of the sheet, fine unmounted mint. S.G. Y1683a. unpriced, EC F1937IMa - circa 40 pairs known, cat. 550. Photo.
1491 £600
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 19932000 1 bluish-violet, an imperforate upper right corner marginal horizontal pair, fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. Y1707a, cat. 1,100, EC F1804MIa - 20 pairs known, cat. 675. Photo.
1492 £280
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1997 Harrison 1 bluish violet imperforate pair fine unmounted mint. S.G. Y1707a, cat. 1,100, EC F1804Ima - 20 pairs known. Photo
1493 | £200
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1996 Questa ex booklet 1p. lake variety missing phosphor, fine unmounted mint. S.G. Y1743a. cat. 350, EC F1807PPHa, cat. 450.
1495 | £170
Regionals: A mainly unmounted mint collection in a stockbook with many cylinder blocks, selection of missing phosphors, etc. (100's)
1496 | £200
Great Britain: Regionals: Wales: 195867 6d. deep claret lower right corner marginal block of thirty six with quite striking shift with vertical perforations almost through value on lower two rows, some perf. separation otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. W3v.
1497 | £280
Channels Islands: Collections of Alderney and Guernsey in three Davo hingeless albums and five first day cover albums and loose,with issues from 1969 to 2004 mint incl. miniature sheets, f.d.c.'s, prestige booklets, etc.
1498 | £160
Channel Islands: A fairly comprehensive collection of both Guernsey and Jersey in three albums and a stockbook with a range of War Time issues mint and used incl. bluish papers, later issues apparently complete 196981 incl. postage dues, a selection of minor varieties, etc. (100's)
1499 | £160
Channel Islands: Various in an album with WWII issues, Herm local issues incl. 1949 Pigeon Post 1s. used pair, etc.
1500 | £90
Channel Islands: A mint and used selection in a printed album, a stockbook and loose with modern Jersey presentation packs incl. 2000 10 (2), etc. (few 100's)
1502 £190
Channel Islands: 185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white 1d. rose-red BA-CD block of 8 (4 x 2) with neat ''1495'' petit chiffres of Le Havre, upper row creased, otherwise fine. Photo.
1503 | £120
Channel Islands: 186479 1d. plates 78 CH-CK and 86 NA-ND strips of four, both fine with good strikes of the ''1769'' grand chiffres of Le Havre, scarce.
1506 £250
Guernsey: 1840 1d. black plate 6 CJ with good margins all around except just shaved at foot of ''J'' square, on 1841 (April 5th) entire from Guernsey to Bath with black Maltese Cross (not tied) and''GUERNSEY/AP 5/1841'' c.d.s. on reverse, very scarce. Photo.
1507 | £180
Isle of Man: 19732004 collection in four albums and an envelope with sets and miniature sheets apparently complete unmounted mint, also a few additional items. (100's).
1508 | £650
Lundy: 192993 comprehensive mainly fine mint or unmounted collection in a stockbook incl. 1940 Red Cross set, other surcharges, etc. (100's).
1509 | £380
Booklets and Booklet Panes: A duplicated accumulation of Machin folded booklets loose in packets, with a range of issues, many with cylinder numbers. (100's).
1510 | £220
Booklets and Booklet Panes: A duplicated collection of folded booklets in a binder with a range of values and issues, many with cylinder numbers, some errors of printing and phosphor, etc. (Few 100's).
1511 | £220
Booklets and Booklet Panes: A duplicated collection of Window/Barcode booklets in an album and loose with a range of issues, many cylinder numbers. (100's).
1512 | £170
Booklets and Booklet Panes: A collection of Prestige booklets with complete booklets (28) and various panes incl. Wedgewood 1/2p. side band (5, four with good perfs.), etc.
1513 | £90
Booklets and Booklet Panes: A duplicated selection of Q.E.II stiched pre-decimal and decimal booklets with a range of issues to 1. (100's).
1514 | £1650
Booklets and Booklet Panes: A specialised collection of Wilding booklets in a binder incl. 2s.6d. 1953 September (S.G.F 6), 1955 September (2), 3s. graphites with 1959 August, September and October, 1960 February, March (3), and April, 5s. 1954 March (H 7) , graphites with 1959 July, 1960 March and September, 10s. 1961 October, with a range of different pane combinations, perfs. vary as usual and some panes showing faint offsets on gum. (195 booklets).
1515 | £1150
Booklet and Booklet Panes: A duplicated accumulation of mainly decimal booklets with issues to 2005 incl. Prestige apparently complete, Folded booklets, Greetings, Barcode, Self-adhesive, also a few incomplete booklets, etc. (many 100's)
1516 | £480
Booklets and Booklet Panes: A specialised collection of folded booklets written up in three binders, identified with bookmark numbers incl. a fairly comprehensive range of issues, cylinder numbers, errors of printing, perforation and phosphor, miscut panes, etc.
1517 | £580
Booklets and Booklet Panes: A selection of five Wilding graphite booklets comprising 3s. 1959 September (11/2d. pane with wmk. upright and fine perfs. on all stamps) and 1960 February (1/12d. pane with wmk. upright but only two stamps with good perfs all round) , and 5s. 1960 September (3), perforations vary.
1518 | £320
Booklets and Booklet Panes: A Q.E.II collection of booklets in three binders and loose in a small box with Machin stitched booklets, folded with a range of types incl. 1.25 Tank Engine corrected left and right margins, Prestige incl. 1972 Wedgewood, etc.
1519 | £100
Booklets and Booklet Panes: A collection of K.G.VI to Q.E.II exploded booklets mounted in an album with 2s.6d. incl. 1953 September (S.G.F5), 1954 March (F15), 5s. incl. 1954 March (H8), etc. (100's)
1520 | £150
Booklets and Booklet Panes: A K.G.VI to Q.E.II selection of ninteen sterling booklets incl. 1953 (Sept.) & 1954 (March) 2s.6d. (both PPR 15mm), 1960 (April) 3s. graphite, etc. perforations vary as usual.
1521 £150
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1904 2s.01/2d. booklet, a very fresh example, all panes with wmks. inverted and excellent perfs., staples slightly rusted as often. S.G. BA1, Cat 340 (as panes). Photo.
1522 | £150
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1904 2s.01/2d. booklet, all panes with wmks. inverted, some tone spots and other imperfections, also 1936 KE VIII 2/- no. 359 and 3/- no. 320, fine and fresh. S.G. BA1, BC2 & 3, Cat 490.
1523 | £210
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 193281 selection of booklets (75) incl. 1963 (Jan.) endorsed 'May 1963' without stamps and with pasted-up adverts 3/-, 1967 (Sept.) 6/- miscut showing part of next panes at foot, also another cut short, 1969 Cooks 1 (3, one stapled), etc., not all complete.
1524 £350
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1937 2s. booklet no. 389 advertisers voucher copy dated ''16 SEP 1937'' on front cover and with all panes overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33p, average perfs., all with wmks. upright, very and fresh. S.G. BD11(s.), cat. 970 (as panes). Photo.
1525 £680
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1937 (Aug.) 3/- booklet no. 335 advertisers voucher copy dated ''12 OCT 1937'' on front cover and with all panes overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33p, all with wmks. upright, very and fresh, 1/2d. with perfs. clipped at top, the others much above average. S.G. BD11(s.), cat. 1,195 (as panes). Photo.
1526 £650
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1940 (Sept.) 2/6 booklet no. 8 (black on blue) advertisers voucher copy dated ''4 SEP 1940'' on front cover and with all panes overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33p, all with wmks. inverted, very and fresh with excellent perfs. except the 2d. pane very slightly trimmed at top. S.G. BD14(s.), cat. 1,115 (as panes). Photo.
1527 £650
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1940 2/6 (Sept.) booklet no. 10 advertisers voucher copy dated ''21 SEP 1940'' on front cover and with all panes overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33p, all with wmks. inverted, very and fresh, 21/2d. with excellent perfs., the others very slightly trimmed. S.G. BD14(s.), cat. 1,115 (as panes). Photo.
1529 | £380
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1959 (Sept.) 3s. graphite booklet, five examples, 11/2d. panes all with wmk. upright (twelve stamps with good perforations) S.G. M14g.
1530 | £210
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1959 (Sept.) 3s. graphite booklet, 11/2d. pane with wmk. upright, good perforations on all panes. S.G. M14g.
1531 | £170
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1959 (Sept.) 3s. graphite booklet, 11/2d. pane with wmk. upright, good perforations on all panes. S.G. M14g.
1532 | £50
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1959 (Aug.) 3s. graphite booklet, all panes with wmks. inverted, above average perfs. S.G.M13g, cat. 200.
1533 | £75
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1961 (Oct.) 10s. booklet, 2d. pane with wmk. inverted, average perfs. S.G. X2.
1534 £170
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1980 (January) ''London 1980'' 10p. booklet grossly miscut pane showing two portions of the 8p. pane. Photo.
1535 £110
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1980 Wedgewood multi-value pane showing paper fold variety at lower left. Photo.
1536 | £350
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1999 Profile in Print booklet, the recess pane showing a 6mm upwards shift of the grey-black (EC F2027CSa - single pane known), most unusual.
1537 | £220
Coils: A collection of Wilding and pre-decimal Machin coil leaders with a range of values and stamp numbers, mounted on leaves (132 items)
1539 | £1750
Postage Dues: 197076 mainly fine unmounted mint collection in a boxed FG oversize album incl. FCP/PVA 10p. (No 2) and 20p. (No 1) in cylinder blocks of twelve, 5 (No 1A/2B) cylinder block of six, FCP/PVAD cylinder blocks with values to 5 (both perforation types) incl. both 10p. perforation types, etc. (71 items).
1541 £290
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 watermark anchor on white paper 5s. rose LC fine used with ''ABERDEEN/NO 1/98'' double ring c.d.s., trace of a slight crease at foot. S.G. O9, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1542 £320
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. ultramarine FA, attractive with neat ''HULL/DE 22/98'' c.d.s., small repair at upper right corner and 2nd ''2'' of c.d.s. just splits the surface, otherwise fine. S.G. O10, cat. 1,250. Photo.
1543 £280
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 10s. cobalt FC on white paper with faked overprint, ''LOMBARD ST'' c.d.s's, an unusual choice of stamp on which to fake an overprint! Sold 'as is'. Photo.
1544 £500
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1892 1 green KB attractive with clear light oval ''ACCOUNTS BRANCH/P.O. GLASGOW/19 JA 95'' datestamp, faint trace of creasing and a trifle soiled, otherwise fine. S.G. O16, cat. 1,500. Photo.
1545 | £90
Officials: Army: 190203 1/2d., 1d. and 6d. very fine mint (1d. & 6d. unmounted), also B.O.E. 190204 1d. fine unmounted mint. (4). S.G. O4850 & O84, Cat. 310+.
1547 £880
Officials: Board of Education: 190204 21/2d. ultramarine, fine and fresh mint, a little heavily mounted. R.P.S. certificate (1990). S.G. O85, cat. 2,500. Photo.
1548 £380
Officials: Royal Household: 1902 1/2d. blue-green rare used alone on unsealed 1902 (Oct.) envelope from Cowes to Newport, I.O.W., stamp with slight soling and missing corner perf. at lower left, addressees name has been erased. Brandon certificate (1994). S.G. 91, Spec. MO28. Photo.
1549 £350
Officials: Royal Household: 1902 1d. scarlet, a very scarce mint block of four, lower left stamp with light vertical crease at left, some perfs. just blunted otherwise fine and fresh with lower right stamp unmounted. S.G. 92, Spec. MO29, cat. 1,500. Photo.
1550 | £300
Officials: Royal Household: 1902 1d. scarlet used on 1903 (April 20th) envelope with ''THE ROYAL FARMS, WINDSOR'' imprint on flap, tied by ''OLD WINDSOR/AP 20/03'' c.d.s., some faults but very scarce. S.G. O92.
1551 £220
Officials: Royal Household: 1902 1d. scarlet overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 15, very fine and fresh with gum. S.G. Spec. MO29s, cat. 600. Photo.
1552 £230
Officials: Admiralty: 1903 2d. yellowish-green and carmine-red, an unmounted mint ''L'' shaped strip of three, faint tone spots on gum and some perf. separation, otherwise fine. S.G. O104, Spec. MO33, cat. 750. Photo.
1555 £300
Postal Fiscals: 186067 wmk. 18mm anchor 6d. reddish-lilac tied by a superb ''BRADFORD/YORKS'' squared circle to 1892 (April 11th) exceptionally clean neat envelope sent locally in Bradford, stunning. S.G. F17. Photo.
1557 | £350
Revenue Stamps: Unappropriated: A collection of QV key types, all imperforate colour standards or plate proofs with 1d. to 20 (16 values) overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, pence vales (11), shilling values (14) overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, pound values (10) overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' types 9 or 10, and 1s.6d., 4s., 2 and 3 overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 14, mainly fine. (55). Ex Maximus (private sale).
1558 £450
Revenue Stamps: Chancery Court: 1856 perf. 16 unissued 3s.6d. and 1856 perf. 14 3d. to 1 set of 20 in matching upper right corner plate blocks of four, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, mainly very fine and fresh with gum, also a corner 'block of four' watermarked paper. Photo.
1570 £90
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1876 1d. die proof with void corner squares and without plate numbers, from De La Rue archives and cut down to stamp size and mounted in sunken frame. Photo.
1571 £160
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1876 3d. die proof with void corner squares and without plate numbers but with ''1'' instered in ink in upper corner squares, cut down to stamp size and mounted on piece from De La Rue striking book. Photo.
1572 £100
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 4d. die proof with void corner squares and without plate numbers, on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''Nov 4, 1876'', very fine. Photo.
1573 £100
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 6d. die proof with void corner squares and without plate numbers, on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''Nov 6, 1876'', very fine. Photo.
1575 £100
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 3s. die proof with void corner squares and without plate numbers, on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''Oct ,24 1876'', very fine. Photo.
1578 £100
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 10s. BC imperforate plate proof in black on ungummed and unwatermarked white wove paper, creases not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and very underrated. Photo.
1579 £100
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 10s. HJ imperforate colour trial in dull mauve on gummed watermarked paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, a lower right corner marginal example showing current no. ''321'', very fine and fresh. Photo.
1581 £320
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 5 BB imperforate colour trial in slate-blue on gummed watermarked paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8 (just splitting surface on the ''N''), very fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. L237. Photo.
1584 £200
College Stamps: Keble College Oxford: 1885 (July 19th) postcard with embossed stamp in vermilion, sent locally to Wellington Square, slight ageing, otherwise fine. Photo.
1585 | £250
Railway Stamps: London, Brighton & South Coast Railway: A collection of Newspaper Stamps incl. 2d. (block and single) and 3d. (block) imperforate plate proofs in blue, mint blocks, etc. (49). Ex Michael Jackson.
1587 | £95
Provenance: Most of the material in this section came from the stock of H.F. (Johnny) Johnson of Fleet Street, his premises were 'blitzed' in the war, which resulted in water damage, hence the many broken sheets with a few stamps removed. Circular Delivery Company Stamps: Edinburgh and Leith: 186566 1/4d. dull mauve imperforate, a reconstructed sheet of 60 (10 x 6), being a block of 30 and two unused, blocks of 15, mainly fine. Harman 10, S.G. Spec. CD10, cat. 360.
1588 | £120
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: Edinburgh and Leith: 1866 1/4d. grey-lilac imperforate, a complete sheet of 66, about 16 stamps with diagonal creases and one damaged at foot, all but the two vertical rows at right with virtually full original gum. Harman 12, S.G. Spec. CD11, cat. 462.
1589 | £150
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: Edinburgh and Leith: 1867 (1/4d.) red-brown imperforate, an unused part sheet of 132 being the complete sheet of 144 lacking vertical corner blocks of 6 from top and bottom left, some staining and the last vertical row with ragged margin at right, otherwise mainly fine. Harman 16, S.G. Spec. CD13, cat. 792.
1590 | £150
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: Edinburgh and Leith: 1867 (1/4d.) red-brown imperforate, an unused part sheet of 130 being the complete sheet of 144 lacking irregular corner blocks of 9 and 5 from upper and lower right, some staining, otherwise mainly fine. Harman 16, S.G. Spec. CD13, cat. 780.
1591 | £120
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: Edinburgh and Leith Parcel Delivery Co.: 1866 2d. yellow imperforate, a reconstructed sheet of 60 comprising various overlapping muliples, unused or mint, mainly fine. (76). Harman 24, S.G. Spec. CD18, cat. 760.
1592 | £120
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: Edinburgh and Leith Parcel Delivery Co.: 1866 3d. brown-red imperforate, a reconstructed sheet of 60 comprising various overlapping muliples, unused, mainly fine. (76). Harman 24, S.G. Spec. CD18, cat. 760.
1593 | £200
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: Glasgow: 1/4d black and 1/2d. dull scarlet in complete mainly mint sheets of 66 (11 x 6), 1/4d.'s incl. vertical row 10/110/3 showing constant plate crack, water staining affecting about 12 1/4d.'s and 6 1/2d.'s at left of sheets, diagonal crease crosses 9 1/2d.'s. Harman 47 & 49, S.G. Spec. CD20 & 21, cat. 924.
1594 | £150
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: Glasgow: 1/4d black and 1/2d. dull scarlet in complete mainly part sheets of 63 and 60 respectively, 1/4d.'s water staining affecting about 9 1/4d.'s incl. vertical row 10/110/3 showing constant plate crack, and 6 1/2d.'s. Harman 47 & 49, S.G. Spec. CD20 & 21, cat. 738.
1595 | £250
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: Liverpool Circular Delivery Co.: 1867 perf. 13 1/4d. brown, a complete sheet of 99 (9 x 11), lower row water damaged, otherwise mainly good to fine mint or unused, R1/1 & 8/1 show perf. varieties due to paper folds. Harman 58, S.G. Spec. CD23, cat. 891.
1596 | £250
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: Liverpool Circular Delivery Co.: 1867 perf. 13 1/4d. brown, a part sheet of 94 (9 x 11 less R11/59), mainly good to fine and fresh mint or unmounted mint, a few imperfections. Harman 58, S.G. Spec. CD23, cat. 846.
1597 | £250
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: Liverpool Circular Delivery Co.: 1867 perf. 13 first printing 1/2d. slate-lilac, a block of 94 being the right half of the sheet, [R1/1011/18 lacking R1/1014], R1/18 being the rare 'blank' stamp, the upper two rows water damaged as usual, otherwise mainly good to fine mint or unmounted mint. Harman 57, S.G. Spec. CD24/24a, cat. 1,344.
1598 | £180
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: Liverpool Circular Delivery Co.: 1867 perf. 13 first printing 1/2d. slate-lilac, a block of 90, [R2/1011/18] showing part R1/1018 which was guillotined off when the 'blank' stamp [R1/18] was discovered, some stamps in top row water stained otherwise mainly fine unmounted mint. Harman 57, S.G. Spec. CD24, cat. 720+.
1599 | £150
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: Liverpool Circular Delivery Co.: 1867 perf. 13 first printing 1/2d. slate-lilac, a block of 90, [R2/111/9, less 2/1114] showing part R1/1518 which was guillotined off when the 'blank' stamp [R1/18] was discovered, top row water stained and about 14 stamps with creases (4 in top row), otherwise mainly fine unmounted mint, shows progressive perf. shift mainly affecting the first three vertical rows. Harman 57, S.G. Spec. CD24, cat. 720+.
1600 | £80
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: London Circular Delivery Co.: 1866 imperf. 1/4d. deep blue reconstructed sheet of 66 singles, mainly good to fine mint, a few imperfections. Harman 33, S.G. Spec. CD25, cat. 528.
1601 | £100
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: London Circular Delivery Co.: 1866 imperf. 1/2d. deep dull purple, a complete mainly mint sheet of 66, upper left corner water stained and these and about 16 other stamps lacking gum, otherwise mainly fine. Harman 35, S.G. Spec. CD27, cat. 528.
1602 | £150
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: London Circular Delivery Co.: 1867 rough perf. 111/2 1/2d. dull purple, a mint part sheet of 48, 8 stamps showing ''SUPERFINE/ACS'' watermark, also an overlapping block of 7 and a single mint and another single with crayon line. (57). Harman 45, S.G. Spec. CD37, cat. 560+.
1603 | £180
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: Metropolitan Circular Delivery Co.: 1867 perf 111/2, pelure paper 1/4d. rose, mint part sheets of 56 and 40 which overlap to show the complete sheet of 66, mainly fine and fresh mint or unmounted mint, a few tone spots. (96). Harman 53, S.G. Spec. CD38, cat. 768+.
1604 | £300
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: London and District Circular Delivery Co.: 1867 perf. 12 1/4d. yellow-green, a reconstructed sheet of 130, comprising overlapping blocks of 90 and 70, mint or unused, some imperfections. (160). Harman 62, S.G. Spec. CD43, cat. 1,600.
1605 | £150
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: London and District Circular Delivery Co.: 1867 perf. 12 1/4d. yellow-green, an unused part sheet of 115, some imperfections, particularly on the top row. Harman 62, S.G. Spec. CD43, cat. 1,150.
1607 | £450
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: London and District Circular Delivery Co.: 1867 perf. 12 1/4d. claret error of colour, the complete row of ten, being the 6th horizontal row of a 1/2d. large part sheet lacking 24 stamps, also 6 other 1/2d.'s (2 with crayon lines), mainly very fine mint or unused and very scarce. (115). Harman 65 & 66, S.G. Spec. CD43a & 44, cat. 1,540+.
1608 | £55
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: London and District Circular Delivery Co.: 1867 perf. 12 1/4d. claret error of colour, two horizontal strips of five making up the complete row, crossed with a black ink line to prevent sale of the error, unusual. Harman 66, S.G. Spec. CD43a.
1609 | £120
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: London and District Circular Delivery Co.: 1867 perf. 12 1/2d. claret part sheet of 70, the lower 7 rows of the sheet, [R12/10] shows major plate flaw, about 12 stamps without gum or with part gum and some other imperfections, otherwise mainly fine unmounted mint. Harman 66, S.G. Spec. CD 44, cat. 700.
1610 | £100
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: London and District Circular Delivery Co.: 1867 perf. 12 1/2d. claret part sheet of 55, the lower 6 rows of the sheet less R13/15, [R12/10] shows major plate flaw, mainly fine mint or unmounted mint. Harman 66, S.G. Spec. CD 44, cat. 550.