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Great Britain Postage Stamps & Postal History

Sale number: 32

Saturday 27th January 2007

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1 | £18000
Collections and Mixed Lots: The interesting balance of a property, pre-adhesive to Q E II, incl. 1772 covers (2) showing fair ''BRISTOL'' ''B's'', James Chalmers 1838 ''General Postage./NOT/EXCEEDING/HALF/AN OUNCE./One Penny.'' stuck-down pair of reprinted essays with ''DUNDEE/10th February, 1838'' cancellation, 1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheets A10, A68 (forme 3 displaced stereo) unused, A7 used 1844 (Sept.) from London with 1844-type cancellation, A26 and A237 with adverts used, A31 used, envelope A133 used, line engraved incl. 1840 1d.'s (40) incl. plate 5 PB state 1 with full margins, some on covers, 2d. (6, one on cover) 1841 1d.'s incl. plate 5 PB state 3 re-entry, HC tied by ''TOTNESS/OC 18(?)/1842'' circular datestamp to envelope to Ashburton, nos. in M.C.'s on covers, 2d. plate 3 QB-RC block of four with M.C.'s, surface printed incl. 186780 2s. blue (2), 186778 5s. plate 1 (2), used, 1868 (Dec.) envelope from London to Lisbon with 186780 6d. plate 6 & 2s. blue plate 1, 188083 21/2d. plate 22 KB, 3d. plate 20 FF, mint, 1881 die 2 1d. imprimatur and plate proof, 188792 41/2d. panes of 20 (2), 1900 1s. (2), KE VII 1d. (2), 4d. & 5d. imperforate plate proofs, mint values to 9d. (10 incl. a corner block), 10d. (8), 1s. (9, one with watermark inverted), 2s.6d. (2), KG V incl. Downey heads incl. no cross varieties, 1912 die 2 watermark crown 1/2d. lower 2 rows of the sheet with variety no control, mint, 191224 Royal cypher to 10d. (18), 1s. (5, one with watermark inverted), with shades and controls, mainly mint, Seahorses incl. 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d., 191518 De La Rue 5s. top marginal, 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. (3), 5s. (2), 10s., mint, photogravure controls, etc., mixed condition.
2 | £4000
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. collection on leaves, mainly unused, incl. 1862-64 3d., 4d., 6d., 9d. and 1s., 1865-67 4d. plates 7 to 14, 1867-80 3d. plates 4 to 10, 6d. plates 8 and 9, 9d., 10d. (2), 2s. blue, 1873-80 3d. plates 11 to 20., 6d. grey plates 13 to 17, 1s. green plates 8, 9, 10, 12 and 13, 4d. sage-green plate 15, 16 (3), 4d. grey-brown plate 17 NF, 8d. orange NH, 1883-84 1/2d. to 1s. dull green, 1883-84 watermark anchor 2s.6d. HG, 5s. CA, 10s. HC, also 1840 1d. used, etc., very mixed condition. (Few 100').
3 | £4000
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly used Q.V. collection in a stockbook, incl. 1840 1d. plates 1b (2), 2 with R.P.S. Certificate (2000), 4, 5 (2) and 7, 2d. plate 1 (3), 1841 1d. plate 24 TD with watermark inverted, 1841 2d. cancelled no ''8'' in Cross and ''12'' (2), 1847-54 embossed 1s. (3), 10d. (2), 6d. (3), 1855-57 4d. (13), 6d. (2), 1s. (6), 1862-64 3d. (2), 4d. (7), 6d. (8, 3 are inverted watermark), 9d. (3) and 1s. (6), 1873-80 1s. orange-brown plate 13 MI and RI, 1887-92 1 green DD and ED, etc., mixed condition. (100's).
4 | £2900
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II mainly used collection in varied condition in an album and on leaves incl. 1840 1d. (5, three with four margins) and 2d., 1870 1/2d. plate 9, 1847-54 Embossed 1s. and 10d., range of surface printed with 186780 2s. brown (clipped on one side), some others with c.d.s's. , 1867-83 10s., 1883-84 white paper 2s.6d. mint, 1884 crowns 1 QD, 1891 1 MC, 1902-13 to 1, 1913 1, 1929 P.U.C. 1 with violet cancel, Postage Dues, also a selection of covers in a small album incl. 1840 1d. on E.L., etc. (100's).
6 | £1850
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in nine albums, contained in a box, incl. 1887-92 Jubilee 1/2d. to 1s. (both) mint, 1902-13 1/2d. booklet pane of five with St. Andrews Cross mint (faults), shades to 1s. (2) mint, used to 1, range of K.G.V. controls, 1913 Waterlow 10s. used, 1924 Wembley set used on plain f.d.c., 1934-36 Photogravure 2d. watermark sideways mint and used, 1939-48 2s.6d. (both) to 1 mint. Q.E.II commemoratives, etc., varied condition. (many 100's).
7 | £2300
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly used Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in three albums, incl. 1840 1d., 2d., 1855-57 4d. (2), 6d., 1s., 1862-64 3d., 4d., 6d., 9d., 1s., 1867-80 2s. brown KA (discoloured), 1867-78 wmk. Maltese Cross 10s. HH and 1 BI, 1887-92 Jubilee 1 green PD, 1902-10 De la Rue 1 dull blue-green, 1934 re-engraved set mint, 1939-48 set mint, Channel Islands, etc., mixed condition. (100's).
8 | £2600
Collections and Mixed Lots: The balance of a collection in six stockbooks, leaves, packets and loose, contained in a carton, incl. range of pre-stamps entires with 1764 E. bearing on reverse ''PAID/PENNY/POST/G/SA'', 1840 1d (2 pairs and single), 2d., 1841 1d's with a range of covers, 1841 2d. OA-OF strip used on 1843 entire, 1855-57 4d. (4), 6d. (2), 1s., 1902-13 5s. mint, 1912-24 2d. die I variety no watermark, unmounted mint, range of covers with censored mail and postage dues, etc., mixed condition. (1000's).
9 | £850
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in two albums and loose, incl. 1902-10 De La Rue 10d. slate-purple and carmine with variety no cross on crown used, Downey heads, 1912-24 watermark Royal Cypher 11/2d. with error ''PENCF'' used, range of Q.E.II commemoratives, etc., varied condition. (100's).
10 | £880
Collections and Mixed Lots: A K.G.VI to Q.E.II duplicated accumulation in three binders and loose contained in two cartons with duplicated used ranges, unmounted mint commemorative sets in gutter pairs to 2004 with apparently two sets of each, high values with plate blocks to 5, miniature sheets, Year packs, etc. (Many 100's).
11 | £1200
Collections and Mixed Lots: Various QV to KG VI in a stockbook incl. 185557 6d. unused (regummed), range of used surface printed, some with c.d.s. incl. 185557 watermark large garter 4d., 187273 6d. chestnut plate 11 EG-EH pair, 188083 6d. on 6d., 188384 2s.6d. KC, 5s. GG and 10s. KE with c.d.s's, 18871900 1/2d. (both) to 1s. (both) mint, KE VII to 1s., 5s., mint, 1 used, KG V with 191224 to 10d., 1s., 192426 1/2d. to 1s. fine mint or unmounted mint, 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d. in mint blocks of six (5 stamps unmounted), 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d., 5s., 10s. mint (disturbed gum), 2s.6d. (4) with c.d.s., 1934 re-engraved 10s. block of four with c.d.s., etc.
12 | £620
Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation in three albums and loose, contained in a box, inc. a range of pre-stamp covers, 1939-48 2s.6d. (both ) to 1 mint, 1959 phosphor-graphite set unmounted mint and set used on two cacheted f.d.c's, postage dues, etc. (Many 100's).
15 | £680
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II mainly used accumulation in eleven stockbooks in a box, incl. 1912-24 watermark Royal Cypher 1s. with watermark inverted and reversed mint (2), Seahorses with 1915 De La Rue 10s. (2), 1918-19 Bradbury 10s. (5), 1934-36 Photogravure 2d. watermark sideways unmounted mint, Q.E.II commemoratives, Channel Islands, Jersey, etc., varied condition. (1,000's).
17 | £1200
Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation in three boxes, mainly covers, incl. Instructional markings with ''EATEN BY SNAILS'', line engraved, military mail, postage due covers, postal stationery, telegrams, Strike Posts, and a few revenues, Cinderella's, etc. (Many 100's).
19 | £400
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in five albums, a stockbook and loose on stockcards incl. 1840 1d. used, 1939-40 10s. dark blue (28) and 10s. ultramarine (53) used with blocks and many fine, 1951 2s.6d. to 1 set mint, 1955-58 Waterlow set mint, decimal definitives unmounted mint to 10, commemorative sets mint and used, collection of booklets, etc. (100's).
20 | £420
Collections and Mixed Lots: A. K.G.V to Q.E.II mint collection in four Devon albums incl. 1952-54 Tudor and 1955-58 Edward sets in blocks, 1955-58 Waterlow 2s.6d. to 1, 1959 D.L.R. 2s.6d. to 1, fairly comprehensive range of Q.E.II commemorative sets (less early phosphors) to 1992, also two albums of f.d.c's and a further two albums of I.O.M. with sets unmounted mint to 1991, etc. (100's).
21 | £450
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. surface printed selection, comprising 1865-67 4d. plate 14 IC, 1867-80 9d. plate 4 GG, 1873-80 21/2d. rosy-mauve plate 4 HC showing missing perf pin at top and base, 1883-84 5d. dull green QH, mint or unused, I.R. Official 18823-85 21/2d. lilac IA and 6d. grey plate 18 HK overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, fair to fine. (6).
22 | £350
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used line engraved selection, comprising 1840 1d. (21), 1841 2d. (29), 1854-57 2 d., 1858-69 2d. (37), very mixed condition. (88).
24 | £350
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly Q.V. to K.G.VI collection in an album, incl. 1840 1d. (2) used, 1887-92 Jubilee 11/2d., 21/2d., 3d., 4d., 5d., 6d., 9d. and 10d. unmounted mint, 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d. and 5s. mint, range of controls, etc., mixed condition.
25 | £240
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II heavily duplicated used collection neatly arranged in twelve Devon albums with range of K.E.VII and K.G.V shades, Wildings with wmk. and phosphor varieties, etc. (1000's).
26 | £190
Collections and Mixed Lots: A K.G.VI to Q.E.II mainly good to fine collection in three albums incl. 1948 Silver Wedding Set mint and used, 1962-65 Phosphor sets unmounted mint, also sets used on illustrated f.d.c.'s, Wildings used, etc. (100's).
27 | £450
Collections and Mixed Lots: A K.G.VI to Q.E.II mainly used accumulation in eighteen albums or stockbooks, contained in two cartons, inc. large range of f.d.c's, Channel Islands, etc. (Many 100's).
29 | £350
Collections and Mixed Lots: Various in varied condition in two stockbooks incl. 1841 1d.'s with M.C.'s (110) and 1844-type cancellations (120), 186479 1d. plates to 224, range of surface printed, used, 1948 Wedding 1 mint corner block. (Few 100's).
30 | £280
Collections and Mixed Lots: A small Q.V. selection of Specimen overprints, comprising 1862-64 9d. bistre KF type 6, 1867-80 3d. plate 6 PL type 2, 10d. CL type 9, 1873-80 4d. sage-green plate 16 type 9, 1880-83 21/2d. plate 23 QH type 9, 6d. plate 18 FG type 9, fair to good, also 1924 Wembley set in mint blocks of four, lower pairs are unmounted, and O.W. Official 1886-1902 1/2d. vermilion (2), 1902-03 1/2d., 1d. and 21/2d. with faked overprints mint.
32 | £100
Collections and Mixed Lots: A K.G.V to Q.E.II mainly used collection in ten binders with commemorative sets virtually complete from 1924 incl. early phosphors, postage dues, etc. (Many 100's).
33 | £250
Collections and Mixed Lots: A small line engraved used selection comprising 1840 plate 1b KK, plate 5 TG, 2d. blue plate 1 BC, EA, with red Maltese Cross, FB with black Maltese Cross, late 2 DC, poor to fine. (6).
34 | £180
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II mint and used collection in an album, two stockbooks and loose on stockcards, incl. 1840 1d. (3, one on 1840 E.L. to London) used, a selection of later Q.V. used, etc. (100's)
35 | £150
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in two boxed DAVO albums with a selection of surface printed used, 1887-92 to 10d. mint, Q.E.II commemorative sets to 1997 mint, etc. (100's)
36 | £160
Collections and Mixed Lots: A small K.E.VII to K.G.V. used selection, incl. 190210 1 dull blue-green, etc. (25).
37 | £290
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. mainly used line engraved selection, incl. 1841 1d's, 1d. Stars, duplication, etc., varied condition. (Few 100's).
38 | £150
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II mint collection in two Windsor albums incl. 191224 to 1s. (2), Q.E.II commemoratives to 1981, etc. (Few 100)
42 | £60
Collections and Mixed Lots: The balance of a collection in a stockbook, small notebook and loose incl. a selection of 1841 1d's, modern booklets, etc. (Few 100).
43 £150
Collections and Mixed Lots: 184058 2d. selection, all lettered CI and comprising 1840 2d. plate 1 with neat red Maltese Cross, 1841 2d. plates 3, 4, 1855 SC14 2d. plate 5, 1855 LC14 2d. plate 5 (in pair with CJ) and 1858 LC16 2d. plate 6, mainly fine, a few small imperfections
44 | £600
Collections and Mixed Lots: 184070 various mostly covers incl. 1840 (Oct.) envelope from London to Abergavenny bearing 1840 1d. PL with three margins, placed upside down and with red Maltese Cross leaving the Queen completely clear, 1840 (Nov.) from London to Ayr, redirected three times and variously paid in cash and once with 1840 1d. LK, 1846 (Sept.) cover from India to London via Southampton, redirected from London to Somerset with 1841 1d. NH, 1854 (Jan.) cover from London to Dieppe bearing 1841 2d. plate 4 PG-PK strip of five, etc., also 1938 International Labour Office letter sheet bearing 193747 1/2d., 1d., 11/2d. and 21/2d. cancelled ''GOVERNING BODY/I.L.O./24 OC/38/LONDON W.1'' c.d.s's. (18 items).
45 | £290
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1840-76 a collection of 2d. values on entires in an album, incl 1840 2d. blue plate I CG (cut into at left) on 1842 entire, 1841 2d. plate 4 NJ-NL strip (NL cut into at base) on 1854 entire, 1854 SC16 2d. plate 4 AD-AG strip (faults) on 1854 (Sept.) entire, 1858-76 2d. plate 12 MB on 1869 entire, etc., mixed condition. (35 items).
46 | £6800
Collections and Mixed Lots: 184084 mainly used selection in a stockbook with a fine range of mainly full margined 1840 1d.'s (41) incl. plates 1b EG-EH and 6OE-OF pairs, 1840 2d. plates 1 EC, EE & NI with full margins and red M.C.'s, TI-TK three margined strip on piece with red M.C.'s, plate 2 GD-GF full margined strip with black M.C.'s, RC most attractive with red M.C., 1841 1d.'s incl. PD-QE full margined block of 4 with M.C.'s, set of nos. ''1'' to ''12'' in M.C.'s on full margined adhesives, 1841 2d. plates 3 (12 with 2 pairs and a strip) with M.C.'s, 4 (20, 8 matched with SC16 2d. plate 4), 1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. DE, 185457 2d. stars (15) incl. 1855 LC15 plate 5 PE-QF block of four, LC16 plate 5 KH; Surface Printed incl. 186567 9d. (3), fair, many with c.d.s. incl. 186780 3d. (12), 1s. (35), 2s. blue, 187273 6d. plate 11 (11), 188083 1s. plate 14, etc. with a few used abroad, condition varies in places. (280).
47 | £1700
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1840-1900 a collection in an album, incl. 1840 1d. plate 5 HJ (faults, possibly unused, eight used, 2d. used, 1855-57 4d. watermark small garter, 6d. (2), 1s. (2), 1862-64 3d. (3), 4d. (4), 6d. (2), 9d. and 1s., 1887-92 1 green CA used, Officials, etc., mixed condition. (Few 100's).
48 | £3600
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1840-1900, a mainly used Q.V. collection in an album, incl. 1840 1d. (6), 1854-57 2d. LC16 plate 5 FF, 1855-57 4d. (7), 6d. (7), 1s. (3), 1862-64 3d. (3), 4d. (8), 6d. (3), 1s (2), Officials, etc., mixed condition. (100's).
49 | £290
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1840-1918 a mainly used selection on stockleaves, incl. 1840 1d. (2), 1855-57 4d. (4), 6d. (4), 1s. (3), Officials, etc., mixed condition. (Few 100's).
50 | £2300
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18401936 collection in varied condition in three albums, with line engraved incl. 1840 1d. plate 2 QG with full margins and red M.C., 2d. (2), range of 1841 1d.'s and 2d.'s, later line-engraved, surface printed incl. 186778 5s. (2), 188384 5s. (2), 10s. (2), used, KE VII values to 1s. (4), 2s.6d., 10s., mint, to 10s. (2) used, KG V with Downey heads, 191224 Royal and 192426 block cypher issues with shades, controls, Seahorses with 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. (2), 5s. (2), 10s. unused or mint, etc. (100's).
51 | £2000
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1840-1948, a mainly used collection in a Lighthouse album, incl. 1840 1d. (2), 2d., 1847-54 embossed 1s., 10d. and 6d., 1855-57 4d. (7), 6d. (4), 1s., 1867-80 2s. brown JL, 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. grey-green FB, 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac HD, 1887-92 Jubilee 1 green HC, 1902-13 to 1, 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, etc., mixed condition. (100's).
52 | £4000
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1840-1951 a mainly used collection in a Lighthouse album, incl. 1840 1d. (5) and 2d., 1864-79 1d. plates to 225, 1870 1/2d. plate 9 KR, 1867-80 2s. brown CD, 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. greenish-grey 10s. CG, 1 brown-lilac CH, 1882-83 watermark Anchor 10s. greenish-grey GG, 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac TB, 1888 watermark orbs 1 brown-lilac AC, 1887-92 Jubilee 1 green CA, 1902-13 to 1 (2), 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, etc., very mixed condition. (Few 100's).
53 | £2100
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1840-1951 a mainly used collection in an album, incl. 1840 1d. and 2d., 1847-54 1s., 10d. and 6d., 1872-73 6d. buff plate 12 IJ with Brandon Certificate (2006), 1867-80 2s. brown DE, 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. greenish-grey CE, 1 brown-lilac BF, 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac HC, 1887-92 Jubilee 1 green EC, 1902-13 to 1, 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, etc., very mixed condition. (few 100's).
54 | £1550
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1840-1951 a mainly used collection in a Lighthouse album, incl. 1840 1d. and 2d., 1855-57 4d. (4), 6d. and 1s., 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. greenish-grey EA, 1882-83 watermark Anchor 5s. plate 4 BH, 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac EA, 1887-92 Jubilee 1 green LA, 1902-13 to 1, 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, etc., very mixed condition. (Few 100's).
55 | £6200
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18401952 collection in varied condition in a Lighthouse album incl. 1840 1d. (3, one unused), 2d. (3), range of later line engraved with 186479 1d. (43), 1870 1/2d. (11), mint or unused, 184754 emboseed 1s. (2), 10d. (2), 6d. (3) most cut square, used, surface printed incl. 186780 to 10d. (2), 2s. blue (4), 186778 5s. plate 2, 10s., 1, 188384 2s.6d. (2), 5s. (2), 10s., 1884 watermark crowns 1, 1888 watermark orbs 1, 188792 1, used, KE VII to 1s. (2) mint, 2s.6d. (3), 5s. (3), 10s. (2), 1 (2), used, KG V with Seahorses incl. 1913 Waterlow 1, 191518 De La Rue 5s. 92), 10s (2), used, etc.
56 | £380
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1840-1970 a mainly used selection in two stockbooks and leaves, incl. 1840 1d., 1858-69 2d. plates 7 (10), 9 (11), 12, 13 (8), 1855-57 4d. (7), 6d. (3), Officials, Channel Islands, etc., varied condition. (100's).
57 | £800
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1840-2003 A mainly used accumulation in eighteen albums in three boxes, incl. 1840 1d. (16, two are on pieces), surface printed values to 10s., Seahorses, Q.E.II commemoratives, coil leaders, 1971 11/2p. vertical pair misperforated., f.d.c's, postage dues, PHQ cards, etc.
58 | £3200
Collections and Mixed Lots: 184157 various line engraved in mixed condition in two stockbooks with 1841 1d. (1,000+) and 2d. (300+ with multiples inc three strips of six), 185457 2d. stars (120), mostly arranged by letterings, also some others.
59 | £620
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1841-70 a line engraved selection, incl. 1841 1d. CF mint, 2d. plate 3 QF unused with part original gum, 2d. plate 3 RH used with blue numeral cancel, etc., varied condition. (21).
60 | £420
Collections and Mixed Lots: 184179 selection, mainly arranged on cards with 1841 1d. (50) mostly with full margins, 1d. stars (250) incl. 1854 SC16 1d. (2) 1855 LC14 on blued 1d. with watermarks inverted, shades, a few coloured cancellations, 1856 (Dec.) envelope to London with 1d. star TG cancelled manuscript cross and with 'ASHLEY ROAD'' u.d.c. on reverse, 185876 2d. plate 8 (10), 186479 1d. plate 225 MH (fault at top), etc. condition varies.
62 | £110
Collections and Mixed Lots: 185458 attractive used selection comprising SC16 1d. shades (4) incl. PL with dated cancellation, LC16 1d. with coloured cancellations (two in blue and one in green), LC14 1d. (2, respectively blue and green cancellations), 2d., LC14 1d. (5, three c.d.s., one Brunswick Star and one plate 57 EH flaw). (15).
63 | £320
Collections and Mixed Lots: 185463 1d., a used selection with watermarks inverted comprising SC16 1d. (2, one with Queen Street Scots local), SC14 die I 1d Die I, LC14 1d. (3, one on blued). (6). S.G. cat. 745.
65 | £350
Collections and Mixed Lots: 185479 line engraved collection in an album, mainly used with a range of stars issues incl. 185455 SC16 2d. plates 4 (3), 5, 1855 SC14 2d. plates 4 & 5, 1855 LC16 2d. plate 5, 185557 LC14 2d. plates 5 (2), 6, 1858 LC16 2d. plate 6; plate no. issues incl. 185876 2d. plates 715, 186479 1d. plates 71225 (less 77) with plate 84 reconstruction, 1870 1/2d. plates 120, etc. (100's).
66 | £200
Collections and Mixed Lots: 185557 selection of 2d.'s on separate blue covers from the same correspondence from London to 'W. Worship' in Great Yarmouth, comprising 1855 SC16 2d. plate 5 OH, SC14 2d. plate 4 JG & KJ, LC16 2d. plate 5 IB and LC14 2d. plate 5 HD, good to fine. (5). S.G. 20a, 23a, 27 & 34, cat. 1,805.
69 | £160
Collections and Mixed Lots: 185580 selection of Surface Printed with watermarks inverted comprising 185557 1s., 186264 1s., 186567 6d. plate 5, 186780 1s. plate 4, 187380 4d. sage-green plate 16, average to good. (5). S.G. cat. 1,525.
71 | £8500
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18551900, a most attractively written up collection of Surface Printed, a comprehensive lot with unused or mint incl. 185557 4d. watermark large garter, 6d., 1s., 186264 3d. plate 2, 4d. plate 3, 6d. plate 3, 9d. plate 2, 1s. plate 2, 186567 3d. plate 4, 4d. plates 12, 13, 6d. plate 5, 9d. plate 4, 1s., 186780 3d. plate 6, 6d. plate 9, 9d. plate 4, 10d. plate 1, 1s. plate 7, 2s. blue plate 1, 187380 21/2d. rosy-mauve plates 2, 6, 16, 21/2d. blue plates 19, 20, 3d. plate 12, 6d. grey plates 1316 (plus plate 13 GI-HJ block of four), 4d. vermilion plate 15, 4d. sage-green plates 15 & 16, 4d. grey-brown plate 17 (2), 188083 21/2d. plates 2123, 3d. plate 21, 3d. on 3d., 4d. plates 17 & 18, 6d. plate 18, 6d. on 6d., 1s. plate 14, 188081 1/2d. to 5d., 1881 14 dots 1d., 188384 2s.6d., 5s. & 10s., 188384 1/2d. to 1s., 18871900 1/2d. (both) to 1s. (both); some ''SPECIMEN'' overprints incl. 186264 9d., 187380 21/2d. blue plate 17, 4d. sage-green plate 15, 188083 1s. plate 14, 1881 14 dots 1d., 188384 2s.6d., 5s. & 10s., 188384 1/2d. to 1s.; used with 185557 4d. watermark small garter (2), medium garter (3), large garter (12), 6d. (2), 1s. (8), 186264 3d. (3), 4d. plates 3 (2), 4 (3, one watermark inverted), 6d. plates 3 (8 incl. LF with watermark inverted and MK-NL block of four), 4 (2), 9d. plate 2 (3), 1s. plate 2 (10, one with watermark inverted), 186567 3d. (3), 4d. plates 714, 6d. plates 5 (3), 6, 9d. (2), 1s. (3), 186780 3d. plates 410 incl. plate 9 block of four, 6d. plates 6 (4), 8, 9 (3), 9d. (2), 10d. plate 1 (2), 1s. plates 47 incl. plate 7 block of 6, 2s. blue plate 1 (4), 187273 6d.'s, 186778 5s. plate 1 AE & FD, 10s. AG, BE, 1 EI, 188283 5s. (2), 187380 issues, 188384 2s.6d. (2), 5s. (2), 10s., 18871900 1/2d. (both) to 1s. (both), etc., condition varies but mostly of good to fine appearance and many of the used with c.d.s.
72 | £350
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1855-1900 a mainly used selection, inc. 1855-57 4d. (14), also 4d. pair (creased) used on 1856 E. to Portugal with 1847-54 1s. green and 1854-57 1d., 1862-65 1s. NB-NC pair (NE creased) used on 1863 entire to New Orleans, 1866 entire from Cardiff to Alicante, Spain, bearing 1865-67 4d. vermilion plate 8 DD and 1864-79 1d, plate 96 LI-LJ, 1887-92 Jubilee to 1s. (both), also 1s. green and carmine used on piece with 1883-84 2s.6d. AD, Officials, etc., mixed condition. (93).
73 | £1550
Collections and Mixed Lots: 186291 apparently unused or mint selection comprising 1870 11/2d. plate 1 IE & NE; 186264 4d. plate 3 TD, 186567 4d. plates 11 HA, 12 SK, 186780 6d. plate 8 QI, 187380 21/2d. rosy-mauve plates 1 JK, 2 JB, 4 NH, 6 HB, 16 GJ, 21/2d. blue plates 17 LD, 18 JC, 3d. plates 14 SA, 16 PC, 18 CG, 20 CC, 6d. grey plate 15 IH, 16 TK, 188384 2s.6d. AC, EH, LB, 5s. FH, 188384 1/2d. to 1s. set and 1891 1 SD (colour changeling), mostly of good to fine appearance but varied condition with most regummed and some with reperforated wing margins. (34). S.G. cat. 18,000 (approx.).
74 | £180
Collections and Mixed Lots: 186292 surface-printed selection with c.d.s., comprising 1862-64 4d. plate 3, 1867-80 6d. plate 9, 1s. plate 7, 1872-73 6d. pale buff plate 11, 1873-80 21/2d. plates 9 and 15, 3d. plate 11, 6d. plate 16, 1s. plate 12, 4d. sage-green plate 16, 1880-83 3d. on 3d., 6d. plate 17, 1880-81 1/2d., 11/2d. and 2d., 1883-84 5s., 1883-84 3d., 1887-92 9d., 10d., attractive group, (19). S.G. stated cat. 1,578+.
76 | £250
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1873 1970 mint selection incl. 1873-80 21/2d. plate 16, 1881 1d. sixteen dots inverted watermark (toned perfs), 1887-92 to 3d., 41/2d., 5d., 6d., 10d. (2, one the deep dull carmine shade) and 1s. green, 1900 1/2d. and 1s., 1911-13 Somerset House 11/2d. to 1s., Seahorses 1918 and 1934 2s.6d. (both with faults), 1934 5s., 1955 1, 1955-58 7d. (unmounted), Scotland 1970 no watermark 9d. (17) unmounted. (70).
77 | £1000
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18801900 a mint and used surface printed selection in a stockbook, incl. 1881 die II 1d. lilac watermark inverted in an unmounted mint marginal pair, 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac PC used (repaired), 188384 to 1s. used, 188792 ''Jubilee'' 11/2d. dull purple and pale green with watermark inverted used, 2d. grey-green and scarlet mint, 5d. die I mint, 1s. dull green mint, 1 green RA used, etc., varied condition. (101).
78 | £820
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18831929 selection incl. 188384 2s.6d. and 5s. mint and used, 1910(c.) De La Rue Britannia Head dummy stamps block and two singles (defaced plate), 1911 die 1A 1d. paper trial in carmine on thick chalk surfaced paper (unmounted), 1911 die 1B watermark crown 1d. deep bright carmine unmounted mint, 1912 die 2 1d. scarlet imperforate paper trial on John Allen special finish paper, 191224 1/2d. and 1d. coil leaders, 1d. imperforate marginal block overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 24, 1/2d. ''U 23'' control strip with R20/1 white spot on tip of moustache, 11/2d. plate 15b, control ''N 19'' [R20/1-2] corner strip, [20/2] showing variety top frame damaged and watermark inverted, unmounted mint, 192426 1d. with Kermode coil leader, 1/2d. to 2d. watermark sideways, 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d. (5 sets) mainly unmounted mint, etc. (110).
79 | £550
Collections and Mixed Lots: 190213 a mint and used collection in a stockbook, incl. 1902-13 K.E.VII mint to 10s., used to 1 with shades, Downey heads with 1912 (Jan) 1d. mint block of nine, one with no cross on crown, etc., mixed condition. (166).
80 | £110
Collections and Mixed Lots: 190235 range incl. 190210 De La Rue 2s.6d. (2) used, 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. and 10s. mint, etc., condition varies. (38).
81 | £1450
Collections and Mixed Lots: 190251 attractively written-up collection of high values comprising 190213 2s.6d. mint, 2s.6d. (3), 5s. (2), 10s. (2), 1 (2), 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d., 5s., 10s., 191518 De La Rue 2s.6d., 5s., 10s., used 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d., 5s. & 10s. mint and used, 1929 P.U.C. 1 used, 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d., 5s., 10s., used, 193948 2s.6d. to 1 set of six, 1948 Wedding 1, and 1951 2s.6d. to 1 mint and used, condition varies in places. (47).
82 | £170
Collections and Mixed Lots: 190252 collection in an album incl. 191224 to 10d., 1s. mint, 1913 watermark multiple cypher 1/2d. and 1d., used, 192426 1/2d. to 1s., mint, etc.
83 | £580
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1911-71, a collection in two albums, incl. 1912-24 watermark Royal Cypher 1/2d. to 1s. mint, 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. (4), 5s. (2) and 10s. (2) mint, 1939-48 2s.6d. (both) to 1 mint, etc., varied condition. (100's).
84 | £140
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1924-55 a mint selection, incl. 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 11/2d. inverted and sideways watermarks sets, 1955 Waterlow 2s.6d. to 1 unmounted mint, etc., mainly fine. (19).
86 | £120
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1936-55 a small unmounted mint selection, comprising 1936 K.E.VIII 2s. booklet no. 378, 1939-48 10s. dark blue (slight crease), 1948 Silver Wedding 1 block of four, 1955 Waterlow 1, fair to fine.
88 | £110
Miscellaneous: A selection, incl. 1833(c.) piece bearing a fine strike of the framed ''SHEFFIELD/TWO-PENNY/POST'' and two pieces (one dated 1833) with strikes of the similar ''PENNY-POST'' all in red, 1870(c.) four hand painted greetings cards by E. Warwick, published by Halford Bros., 1797(c.) engravings depicting cottages around London, also Channel Islands W.W.II newspapers, etc. (54 items).
89 | £50
Miscellaneous: 1855 and 1857 (3), four humerous unused illustrated Victorian letter sheets published by 'Rock & Co., London', mosty relating to bathing.
92 £180
Miscellaneous: Airmails: 1933 (Feb. 6th) attempted non-stop flight from U.K. to Cape Town envelope from Cranwell bearing 192426 11/2d. with ''CRANWELL/LINCS/6 FE/33'', but due to headwinds and shortage of fuel landed at Walvis Bay with ''WALVIS BAY/8FEB33 640PM'' c.d.s. on front, at that time the World's longest non-stop flight. Apparently only 20 letter were carried, addressed to Maj. Hopkins, with Wyndham organising another two to Cape Town. Photo.
93 | £190
Miscellaneous: Christmas Cards: A collection in an album, incl. silk embroidered, chromo-litho, unusual 1871 1/2d. violet stationery card with Christmas Greetings printed in colour on reverse, unused, etc. (47 items).
95 | £260
Miscellaneous: Cinderella Stamps and Exhibition Labels: An accumulation of Exhibition, Souvenir and Charity labels, incl. Red Cross, 1937 Coronation Regalia sets (2, in original envelopes), London Stamp Exhibition labels, etc. and a range of commemorative covers etc. (Few 100).
96 | £50
Miscellaneous: Cinderella Stamps and Exhibition Labels: The Regiment: A steel plate (64 x 101mm) with an engraved die for a stamp with inscription ''THE REGIMENT/ONE PENNY/5 SOUTHAMPTON STREET/STRAND LONDON'' depicting a drummer wearing a bearskin beneath which is the inscription ''THE TOM TIT'', unusual.
97 | £480
Miscellaneous: Exhibitions: White City, a collection mainly loose in a small carton, incl. 1902-10 5s. cancelled Shepherds Bush ''JY 29/08'' c.d.s. for registered mail, exhibition labels (4) and an extensive range of postcards (178) of which 98 used incl. special cancellations for Ballymaclinton (13), 1908 Franco-British (23), 1909 Imperial International (2) and 1911 Coronation (2) Exhibitions, sorted by subject and apparently all different with many scarcer incl. Valentine's Giant Post Card (8, one used with due marking), some literature and maps, etc.
98 £550
Miscellaneous: Letter Weight: 1839 Post Office 1oz. letter weight: coin shaped in silver coloured metal with coat-of-arms and ''THE POST OFFICE LETTER WEIGHT'' and on obverse ''REGISTERED No.1 PURSUANT TO 2 VIC.CH 17/FOR H. HOOPER.12 AUG.1839/FOR ROWLAND HILL'S PLAN OF PENNY POSTAGE'', a most interesting item. Photo.
101 | £260
Miscellaneous: 1890 Penny Postage Jubilee, 188792 1/2d. vermilion block of four cancelled by single strike of the ''B.A./E'' barred oval, also another strike on reverse of 1/2d. stationery card (few creases).
102 £230
Miscellaneous: 1890 Penny Postage Jubilee 1d. envelope, used with ''HOUSE OF COMMONS'' c.d.s., insert card signed by Arthur W. Peel, Speaker and younger son of Sir Robert Peel, faults to flap, otherwise fine. Photo.
103 | £200
Miscellaneous: 1890 Penny Postage Jubilee 1d. postcard very fine used on first day of issue from Guildhall, also an unused card with ''Post Office Commitee'' message of appreciation printed on reverse and signed by the members. (2 items).
104 £380
Miscellaneous: 1890 Penny Postage Jubilee Furniss ''POST OFFICE JUMBLE'' caricature envelope (with insert) used 1890 (July 25th) in London with die 2 1d. lilac, a few slight age stains, otherwise fine. Photo.
105 | £60
Miscellaneous: 1890 Penny Postage Jubilee, the unofficial Elliot envelope (with enclosure), unused, envelope with small age stains, otherwise fine.
106 | £190
Miscellaneous: Perfins: A collection on line engraved stamps on leaves, incl. range of different types, mostly identified, five entires, etc., varied condition. (76).
108 | £70
Miscellaneous: Postal Orders: 1898 Q.V. Postal Order 1s. used on March 28th. at Battersea-Rise No. 131. See also lots ???? to ????
109 | £85
Miscellaneous: Postal Scales: Three different wood and brass postal scales with most weights plus a few extras.
111 | £70
Miscellaneous: Prints: An aquatint entitled ''THE POST OFFICE'' (348 x 282) depicting a busy Sorting Room, produced by R. Ackermann who also produced several caricatures, mounted in cream mount.
113 | £110
Miscellaneous: Railway Stamps: Metropolitan Railway: 1899 (March 13th & 27th) envelopes to Wimbledon, each bearing 1881 die 2 1d. with ''LONDON W'' c.d.s. or squared circle and pen cross, and Metropolitan Railway 2d. with pen cross.
114 | £320
Miscellaneous: Royalty: A selection of covers from 1936 to 1990 in an album, incl. various cachets of the Royal Family, with 1953 Coronation f.d.c. with Buckingham Palace c.d.s., also 1923 letter from Buckingham Palace regarding Indian proofs, etc., mainly good to fine. (65 items).
115 | £110
Miscellaneous: Song Sheets: A selection of mainly illustrated song sheets relating to the posts, incl. ''The Postman's Knock Quadrilles'', ''The Post Horn Galop'', ''The Overland Mail Galop'', etc. (17 items).
116 | £180
Miscellaneous: Telegrams: A selection of Q.V. to Q.E.II telegrams, in a folder, incl. 1853 Telegram and envelope, 1861 British and Irish Magnetic Telegraph Company Telegram to Spain, etc., varied condition. (94 items).
117 | £70
Miscellaneous: Telegrams: 193566 range of Greetings Telegrams (23) unused and used incl. 1935 1st issue unused, other early unused, several with envelopes, etc.
118 | £650
Miscellaneous: Underprint and Overprints: A used selection comprising ''J. & C. Boyd'' on 1d. plates (25 with sixteen different incl. 224), ''Copestake, Moore, Crampton & Co.'' in red on 1d. plates (55 with twenty-two different incl. 219), also type 17 in black (poor), 11/2d. plate 1, 1/2d. plate 4, 6 (3), 8, 11 (2), 13, 14 (3), 3d. plate 14 with trimmed wing margin, also Copestake overprint on 1d. postal fiscal (mint), ''Fore Street Warehouse'' on 1d. plate 167 (poor), ''O.U.S.'' overprint on 1d. Stars (10) and 1d. plates (4), underprint reading up on 1d. plates (4 incl. 150 variety tiny stop after ''O'' and with ''613'' error of numeral), ''W.H. Smith and Son'' reading down on 1d. plate 102. Condition varied but incl. a good proportion sound. (115).
119 | £550
Miscellaneous: Underprint and Overprints: A used selection comprising ''J. & C. Boyd'' on fourteen different 1d. plates between 102 and 205, ''Copestake, Moore, Crampton & Co.'' on twenty-five different 1d. plates between 78 and 215, 11/2d. plate 1 2d. plate 13, 1/2d. plates 6, 8, 11, 13, 14, ''G.E.R.'' 1d. plate 158, ''O.U.S.'' overprint on 1d. 'Stars' and six different 1d. plates between 73 and 101, underprint reading up on 1d. plates 119, 150 (tiny stop after ''O''), 197, 204, 205, ''W.H. Smith and Son'' reading up 1d. plate 147 and reading down 1d. plate 114. Condition good to fine, much above average. (61)
120 £200
Miscellaneous: Underprint and Overprints: ''J. & C. Boyd'' official underprint in red on 186479 1d. plate 139 BK, mint with almost full original gum, a trifle oxidised and slight corner creasing, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. Spec. PP7 ('The 1d. Plate 139 exists unused'). Photo.
122 £60
Miscellaneous: Underprint and Overprints: ''G.S.S. & Co'' horizontal underprint on 186479 1d. plate 195, used, some perf faults. S.G. Spec. PP173. Photo.
123 £320
Miscellaneous: Underprint and Overprints: W.M. & Co. horizontal underprint on face of 1864-79 1d. plate 194, good used. S.G. Spec. P221 unlisted plate, scarce. Photo.
126 £600
Postal Fiscals: 186071 embossed 3d. pink (3.4.60), a mint block of nine (3 x 3) including three tte-bche pairs, creasing and staining on reverse and some other imperfections but rare. S.G. F29/a, cat. 3,720+. Photo.
128 | £230
Revenue Stamps: A selection incl. Embossed issues with 1860-71 imperforate 3d. die C, 2/6 die O with part original gum, 1870 Stamp Office embossed ''Specimen'' proofs, ten values between 2.10s. and 100, Medicine Duty with 1823-55 type 83E 3d. black and red printed by the Congreve method, a complete sheet of twenty impressions, comprising two vertical rows of dies 1 to 10 divided into two panes arranged tete-beche, 1910 type 83H(b) 3s. green and brown centre in an upper left corner marginal block of twelve proofs, also selection of upper right corner marginal proofs on thin card, comprising 6d. and 3s. green and brown centres and the same in brown with green centres, from De La Rue Records, etc.
129 | £60
Revenue Stamps: Selection of revenue documents (25) and embossed stamps (200), in a file box, mainly Q.V. period. (225 items).
130 £180
Revenue Stamps: Bill or Note: 1900(c.) small format essay for the embossed 2d. die ''A'', in red, Chinese white and grey on brown tracing paper affixed to card (73 x 92mm), initialled, card with a few peripheral marks well clear of the essay, most attractive and probably unique. Ex Samuel. Photo.
131 £180
Revenue Stamps: Bill or Note: 1900(c.) small format essay for the embossed 6d. die ''B'', in red, Chinese white and grey on brown tracing paper affixed to card (73 x 92mm), initialled, card with a few peripheral tone spots of the essay, most attractive and probably unique. Ex Samuel. Photo.
132 £180
Revenue Stamps: Bill or Note: 1900(c.) small format essay for the embossed 9d. die ''B'', in red, Chinese white and grey on brown tracing paper affixed to card (73 x 92mm), initialled, card with a few peripheral tone spots of the essay, most attractive and probably unique. Ex Samuel. Photo.
133 | £90
Revenue Stamps: Consular Service: 1887 surch. 25c. on 3d. to $250 on 20 (less 25c. on 4d. and $21/2 on 2s.) overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9 or ''CANCELLED type 14 ($100), $20 and $250 creased, otherwise mainly fine with gum. (15). Barefoot 53-69 (less 54 & 60).
135 £250
Revenue Stamps: Customs Baggage: 1885 unadopted hand-drawn essays, horizontal format, in pencil, dull blue and Chinese white, on tracing paper (95 x 72mm), dated 'NOV. 30th 85' and with light manuscript cross, very fine and most attractive. Photo.
136 | £140
Revenue Stamps: Foreign Bill: 1857 perf. 14 1d. to 5 set (less 7s.6d.) in horizontal pairs overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 2, exceptionally fine and fresh with gum, mostly unmounted. (36). Barefoot 5169 (less 61).
137 £4800
Revenue Stamps: Irish Dog License: 1920(c.) 2s. plate '2/802' imperforate plate proof sheet of 240 (20 x 12, comprising two panes of 120 with vertical gutter between, without marginal rules or pillars), in black on unwatermarked wove paper, inscribed 'Irish Dog License 2/-', '336A' and '2/802' in margin at right, some soiling and faint foxing on reverse, folded in gutter margin between, otherwise mainly fine and believed to be unique in private hands. Photo.
138 £4800
Revenue Stamps: Irish Dog License: 1920(c.) 4s. plate '2/762' imperforate plate proof sheet of 240 (20 x 12, comprising two panes of 120 with vertical gutter between with marginal rules and pillars in gutter margin), in black on unwatermarked wove paper, inscribed 'Proof G/434', 'No/2/762' and '4/- Dog License/240 plate/Nickel, repaired' in ink, and '2/762 Repair' in pencil, numbered ''881'' on reverse, some foxing and other faults but about half the stamps are good to fine, believed to be unique in private hands. Photo.
139 £150
Revenue Stamps: Land Registry: 1870 a remarkable document bearing twelve examples of the very rare imperforate embossed 5 (6.4.69) together with a vertical strip of 1 with tete-beche and a perf 10s., some creasing, a spectacular item. Barefoot 9, 19 & 17, cat 1,735+. Photo.
141 £420
Revenue Stamps: Playing Card Duty: Ace of Spades, King Georges III and IV selection of Ace of Spade Duty proofs for Hunt & Sons (2 types), and H. Wheeler, and Exportation proofs for Thomas Crewick, Hall & Son, I. Hardy, and Hunt & Sons (3 different), mainly very fine and a very scarce group. (9). Photo.
142 | £100
Revenue Stamps: Transfer Duty: 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 192 and 1893 sets overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (various types) or ''CANCELLED'' type 14, mainly fine with gum, a few imperfections. (53). Barefoot 153.
143 | £300
Revenue Stamps: Unappropriated: QV key type 1d., 2d., 3d., 6d., 8d., 1s., 1s.6d., 2s., 2s.6d., 5s., 10s. and 10s.6d. in imperforate marginal pairs (shilling values corner marginal) overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', mainly very fine and fresh with gum (mostly unmounted), the 10s.6d. somewhat rubbed. (24).
144 £600
Revenue Stamps: Unappropriated: 1958 QE II unappropriated key-type 10s., an imperforate plate proof sheet of 120 (12 x 10), in black on unwatermarked glazed wove paper, a very fine clear printing, a working proof with the stamps numbered in red ink in the sheet margins at top and left, and 22 stamps with areas to be corrected marked in red in, inscribed '10/- FISCAL STAMP PLATE NO. 2/36/ PROOF No. G. 7246' and 'ROYAL MINT/26.6.58' in lower margin, upper six rows with creasing, otherwise mainly fine. Photo.
147 £400
Revenue Stamps: Unappropriated: 1964(c.) QE II unappropriated key-type 1.2.6, an imperforate plate proof sheet of 60 (10 x 6) in black on unwatermarked glazed wove paper, some foxing and slight creasing and one stamp with a tear, otherwise fine and most unusual. Photo. Note: This value was appropriated for the Diplomatic Service stamp (Booth 11).
149 | £500
Private Telegraph Companies Stamps: A collection on leaves, incl. Bonelli's Electric Telegraph Co. Ltd., British and Irish Magnetic Telegraph Co., English and Irish Magnetic Telegraph Co., United Kingdom Telegraph Company Ltd., etc., varied condition. (90).
150 £880
Private Telegraph Companies Stamps: The Electric Telegraph Company: 1854-61 imperforate 3d., 1s., 2s. and 4s., 1861-70 imperforate 1s., 2s., perf 12 3d., 1s., 2s, 3s., perf 121/2 2s.6d, fair to fine. (11). Photo.
151 £500
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1875 adopted head die proof with cleared surround in sepia on stout card (34 x 45mm) with pencilled stamp sized frame lines (vertcal format), very fine. See S.G. Spec. vol. 1, page 413, cat. 800. Photo.
152 | £880
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 187681 mainly good to fine used collection comprising 1880 1/2d. (5), 1876 1d. plates 1 (7), 2 (2), 3 (4), 3d. plate 2 (11), 3 (6), 1881 3d. plate 3 (3), 1877 4d. (5), 6d. plate 1 (6), 1881 6d. plate 2 (4), 1876 1s. green plates 2, 3 (2), 4 (9), 5 (8), 6 (6), 7 (3), 8 (2), 9 (2), 10 (3), 1880 1s. brown-orange plate 10 (2), 1881 1s. plates 11 (11), 12 (2), 1877 3s. (10) and 1876 5s. plates 1 (11) and 2, mostly with c.d.s., some imperfections. S.G. cat. 2,250+ (2004).
153 £350
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 187681 mainly good to fine used selection incl. 1876 5s. plate 1 (2), 1877 10s. (2), 1881 watermark crown 1s. plates 11 & 12, mostly with c.d.s., 1877 1 CO with c.d.s. and boxed cancellation, etc. (18).
155 £1200
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks 5 orange CA exceptionally fine used with superb upright 'socked on the nose' ''ST. ANDREWS/K/AP27/81'' c.d.s. S.G. Spec. L237. Photo.
157 | £110
Literature: Ten publications by The Great Britain Philatelic Society comprising The Plating of The Penny 1840-64 volumes I (both editions) to V, The Penny Lilac Parts I and II, The Plating of the Half Penny 1887-1900 and Cracked Units by H.S. Doupe.
158 | £110
Literature: The Postage Stamps of Great Britain vols. 1 (3rd edition)4, very fine.
159 | £60
Literature: A rebound edition (stated to be 12th, 1799) of Patterson's Roads, also bound reprints of Britannia Depicta, 1731, and 1838 and 1841 Post Office Acts.
160 | £110
Literature: A selection of eighteen publications mainly concerning Great Britain incl. The Cancellations of the 1841 Penny Red by Danzig and Goldsmith , Guidelines to the Penny Black by Lichfield, British Postage Stamp Varieties Illustrated by Alcock and Meredith, The Telegraph and Stationery of Great Britain by Langmead and Huggins, The De La Rue History by Easton, also various notes, etc.
161 | £120
Literature: Postmarks and Cancellations: Various catalogues and handbooks in a carton, incl. British Postmarks, A Short History and Guide, Alcock & Holland (1st and 2nd editions), Maltese Cross Cancellations (2nd edition), Alcock, Paquebot Cancellations of the World, Hosking, Collecting Squared Circle Postmarks, Cohen, Postal Cancellations of London 1840-1890, Westley, British Post Office Numbers, Brumell, Barred Numeral Cancellations vols 26 (+ 2nd update), Parmenter, Spoons, Dotted Circles, Brunswick Stars, various Mackay publications., etc. The purchaser of this lot is responsible for its timely removal from our offices.
162 | £85
Literature: Postmarks and Cancellations: The Postmarks of Great Britain and Ireland, 1940, and the 3rd supplement, and The Alphabets of the British Line Engraved Stamps, 1936, Alcock and Holland, good to fine.
163 | £50
Literature: Postmarks and Cancellations: London Cancellations, Repairs and Re-Cutting vols. I & II, by Dubus, fine.
165 | £190
Literature: Plating: British Line Engraved Stamps Repaired Impressions by H.Osborne, leather bound copy with gold tooling, and signed by author. Cover is a little worn around edges.
166 | £300
Literature: Plating: Guide Lines to the Penny Black, Litchfield, Plating of the Penny vol. I (revised), Fisher, Penny Black Plates, Proud, Repairs to the 1841 1d. Plates 140, Stone, Varieties and Characteristics of the 1d. Red 184164, Stanton, The Plating of Alphabet II, Wiggins, The Plating of Alphabet III, Wiggins & Tonna, and Penny Red Stars Part 1, Tonna.
167 | £55
Literature: Plating: The Plating of The Penny 1840-1864 volumes I (revised edition), II, IV and V, also The Plating of Alphabet III by Wiggins and Tonna.
168 | £90
Literature: Plating: British Line Engraved Stamps Twopence Blue Studies of Plates 1 to 15 by H. Osborne
169 | £100
Literature: Plating: Photographic reproductions of the Imprimatur sheets for 1d. plates 24, 95, 97 and 157 and 2d. plates 3, 4, 5 and 6.
170 | £80
Literature: Plating: Photographs of reconstructions of 1841 1d. plates 1216, ''R'' rows of plates 3033, 86 & 87, inverted ''S'' rows of plates 78, 105 & 107, 140 SA & SB, 143 SA, 1855 die II, alphabet II plate 5 SDSL and 1857 die II, alphabet III plate R17 reconstruction.
171 | £150
Literature: Plating: Archer Plates 92 to 101 plating photographs complete, by C.W. Meredith, some traces of toning on first plate.
172 | £110
Literature: Postal History: Englands Postal History and The Postal History of Great Britain and Ireland, Willcocks, British County Catalogues vols 15, Willcocks & Jay.
174 | £50
Literature: Postal History: Various incl. Post Roads, Post Towns, Postal Rates, Robertson, U.K. Letter Rates 16571900, Tabeart, Herewith My Frank (1st & 2nd editions), Lovegrove,The Postal History of the British Army in WWI, Kennedy & Crabb, Posts of Sevenoaks in Kent, Donald, R.L. Encyclopaedia vol. 1.
175 | £42
Literature: Postal History: Letter Receivers of London, Hugh Feldman, vols. I & II, boxed, fine.
176 | £130
Literature: Postal History: Robertson's Ship Letters, complete with index, in two volumes, copy number 531 signed by the author.
177 | £1050
Postal History and Covers: A mostly Q V accumulation incl. 1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet used 1840 (June) from Edinburgh to London, 1840 1d. (3) and 2d. on separate covers, 1841 1d.'s incl. some fine with M.C.'s incl. a few 'black' plates, MK-NL block of four, later line engraved and unstamped mail, etc., many from a correspondence to Cambridge, 186264 1s. plate 2 FA on 1863 (Oct.) cover from Leeds to Buenos Aires, also a few non G.B. (115 items)
178 | £900
Postal History and Covers: A selection of Q.V. covers, incl. 1843 entire franked 1841 2d. OH-OI pair (latter cut into) tied by number ''10'' in Cross, 1863 entire to Russia, franked by 1862-64 3d. MB-MC, 4d. LB and 1858-69 2d. plate 9, 1872 registered entire to Hong Kong, franked by 1867-80 6d. plate 9 BI and 1s. plate 5 KE-KF pair, 1884 entire to Madrid, franked by 1883-84 6d. dull lilac, etc., varied condition. (16 items).
179 | £720
Postal History and Covers: Various pre-adhesive covers (200+) showing a variety of mainly London markings.
180 | £260
Postal History and Covers: A collection of Railway and T.P.O's in five albums in a box, incl. range of T.P.O's and Railway related ephemera, cancellations, postcards, tickets, labels, few Railway Parcel stamps and other relater material, etc., varied condition. (Few 100's).
181 £420
Postal History and Covers: 1565, a Royal Warrant to pay a Messenger of the Queen's Receipt of the Exchequer, stating 'Order is taken this present xviijth of Marche 1565 that of soche of the Queen's majesty's tresor as remaineth in you handes, you shall deliver unto Richarde Mynsterlee one of the messengers for his Rydinge charges as appereth by his bills the some of nyne pounds foure shillings and eight pennce, Whiche we require you to see paide amongst them accordinglye. And theis shall be your warrante for the same. Written the saide day and yeare. To our loving frende Mr Kyllegrewe one of the iiij Tellers of the Queen's Receipte'. Signed 'Winchester' who was Sir Richard Sackville the Under Treasurer, a rare early warrant. Photo.
183 £500
Postal History and Covers: 1591 Payment Warrant for a Chamber Messenger stating 'William hartley one of the messengers of her majesty's chamber asketh allowanc for riding in haste both day and night and hiering of poste horeses at the commandment of the right honorable the Lord hight treasurer of England from the court at Whithaull with a warent unto Kint to dover to seke for one Symon Mortero and then staying to dayes seeking for hym for hur Majesty service and soe returned to the Court agayne in like hatse wherefore the sayd William prayeth ti have allowance for his charges and paynes to be rated by one of the tellers of hur Majesty's receipt at Westminister', signed 'W Burghley' (Lord Treasurer). fine early item. Photo.
184 | £270
Postal History and Covers: 1643/44 (Jan 24th) Civil War period entire letter (with transcript) from H. Mildmay in Cambridge to the Earl of Manchester, without postal markings, scarce, also 1670 (Nov.) privately carried entire letter from John Meek at the Excise to Edward Moore, Ragged Staff Lane, Drury Lane, attractive.
185 £1700
Postal History and Covers: 1644 (May 27th) entire letter from Lieut. Gen. John Belasyse in York to Maj. Gen. Porter at Gainsborough, inscribed 'for his Ma. Service' and 'hast hast, post hast', fascinating content relating to Royalist fears about the movement of Parliamentary forces towards Leeds and requesting immediate help or sending 'a post to Prince Rupert' (this letter was written during the seige of York, Belasyse was himself trapped in York while it was besieged). A very rare Civil War item. Photo. George Porter (16221683 was Major-General of Newcastle's Foot at Marston Moor, where he was taken prisoner, 1644; he was exhanged and subsequently became Lieutenant-Genearl and Commander of the Horse under his brother-in-law, Goring.
187 £1100
Postal History and Covers: 1655 (August 21st) printed Postal Notice (180 x 260mm) entitled ''By the Protector. Orders For the furtherance of Our Service, as well as Our Pacquets and Letters as For Riding in Post'', six pages of text listing the various strictures in regard of the carriage of the posts - fascinating detail including very clear instructions on the types of horses to be used, the speed at which they must travel ''in summer - seven miles ye hour and five miles the hour in winter'', etc. A very rare and important Commonwealth period document in exceptional condition. Photo.
190 £920
Postal History and Covers: 1700 (October 1st) entire letter from Harrington to Middlesex, showing ''OC/4'' Bishop Mark and a superb upright strike of the ''F/AFT'' in solid-lined heart shaped frame. The finest 'heart' timestamp on cover known. Photo.
191 | £100
Postal History and Covers: 1703 (Dec. 25th) Christmas Day entire letter from London to Dublin with a fine strike of ''DE/25'' Bishop Mark on reverse.
192 | £110
Postal History and Covers: 1713 (Dec. 7th) Postage Account from the Royal Agent, John Chetwynd, at the Court of Savoy, countersigned by Lord Bolingbroke at Windsor Castle, interesting and rare.
193 | £150
Postal History and Covers: 1765 (Jan. 20th) and 1772 (Aug. 22nd) entire letters from Bristol to London and London to Somerton respectively, both to 'Caleb Dickinson', the former at the Jamaica Coffee House, the latter endorsed 'Missent to & Returned from Bristol', and both showing good to fine ''B/RIS/TOL'' (Willcocks BS18)
195 £120
Postal History and Covers: 1768 (April 8th) entire letter addressed locally within London, the reverse with superb strike of the rare triangular Temple Office (type 3) ''PAYD/PENY/POST'' (the ''N'' reversed) in black, some folds and a few minor internal splits. Photo.
196 | £55
Postal History and Covers: 1768, July 30th to August 2nd edition (issue 10855) of 'The London Gazette' which includes illustrations of three Bishop Marks connected with threatening letters to the Duchess of Northumberland, this is apparently the only edition with illustrations.
197 £210
Postal History and Covers: 1782 (April 16th) entire letter sent within London from Old Broad St. to Deptford with an exceptional strike (and rare is this quality) of the Southwark circular framed ''PENNY POST NOT PAID/S'' on front, Bishop marks and time stamp on reverse, neat uncreased item, endorsed manuscript '16th April 1782' on front. Photo.
199 | £240
Postal History and Covers: 17911847 range of entire letters and covers, mostly of Welsh interest with a range of markings incl. 1834 fine step type ''MILFORD/SHIP LETTER'', 1791 ''PENY/BONT'', 1816 ''LAUGHARNE/234'', 1829 ''Newport Mon/Penny Post'', undated circles etc. incl. 1794 ''WELCHPOOL'', 1800 ''TANYBWLCH'', 1826 ''CHEPSTOW/141'', 1831 ''MERTHYR/TYDVILL'' (very fine in red), 1838 ''NARBETH'', ''PONTYPOOL'', undated ''RHAYADER''; UPP handstamps of Aberystwith (3, one also showing 1847 skeleton) and Namptwich (to Aberystwith), etc. (35 items).
200 £450
Postal History and Covers: 1791 (May 29th) entire letter from Drummoral to the Earl of Dumfries in London, the address panel with superb strike in claret of the fancy framed 'laurel leaves' ''FREE/P'' (Palmer) (Willcocks L774c, rarity G), the reverse with London two-ring c.d.s. in red (rare) and almost intact red wax seal, some cover imperfections not detracting from appearance. Illustrated in Lovegrove, this is the finer of the two known strikes of this very rare Free marking. Photo.
201 £180
Postal History and Covers: 17931845 selection of covers (7), with a fine range of ''STOCKPORT'' markings, comprising 1793 superb banner type ''STOCKPORT'' in purple (on part cover with some reduced staining), 1798 superb double scroll ''STOCKPORT'' in purple, 1819 circular ''STOCKPORT/179'' (mileage inverted), 1815 circular ''STOCKPORT/179'' in purple (2), ''1830 ''STOCKPORT/Penny Post'' and 1845 ''STOCKPORT/FE 25/1845'' traveller. Photo.
202 £1000
Postal History and Covers: 1794 (March 3rd) cover from London to Bedford, endorsed 'Post Paid 4' and with a superb strike of the experimental London ''POSTAGE/PAID/MR/13/1704'' datestamp in square frame, in red (Willcocks L96), exceptional and of great rarity in this exhibition quality. Photo.
204 £100
Postal History and Covers: 1794 (Dec. 29th) entire to Bedford Square showing a good strike of the rare experimental ''Penny Post/B/Paid'' (L412) in purple, only in use from Oct.Dec. 1794. Photo.
206 | £450
Postal History and Covers: 17971822 various covers (28) mainly showing Manchester Penny Post Markings incl. 1796 & 1802 Dobcross ''PP/4'', 1796 & 1797 Stalybridge ''PP/5'', 1806 & 1812 Cheadle ''8PP'' (black), 1813 & 1814 Cheadle ''8/P P'', 1815 Wilmslow ''9PP'', 1817 Flixton ''10PP'', 1821 Dobcross ''4/P P'', 180512 rectangular framed ''PENNY P UNPAID'' in red (10), etc., condition varies, a very scarce group.
208 | £300
Postal History and Covers: 1804-98 a selection of mainly covers and some cards in a file box, incl. range of stampless entires, 1841 1d's, 1855 (Feb.) SC14 1d. plate 13 FJ-FK tied by smudged ''HANOVER STREET'' Scots local on 1855 entire, instructional marks, etc., varied condition. (142 items).
209 | £100
Postal History and Covers: 180946 selection of mainly entires in three folders, contained in a small box, incl. handstruck ''1'', Free's, few Penny Posts, etc., varied condition. (169 items).
211 £380
Postal History and Covers: 1817 (July 12th) entire letter used locally in London, the interior with printed insurance company reference request, the address panel with superb strike of the very rare large circular ''More/to Pay,/1d.'' in black with red oval London Twopenny Post datestamp alongside, exceptional quality. Photo.
213 | £170
Postal History and Covers: 1819-59 a selection of mainly entires, incl. Penny Posts, 1826 entire with fair red boxed ''Newcastle/5th Clause Post'', etc., fair to fine. (23 items).
215 £420
Postal History and Covers: 1826 (March 18th) cover from London to Brighton, endorsed 'Not to be found' in red on front and with an exceptional strike of the Brighton Crown (Willcocks SX218, rarity G) at upper right. Photo.
216 | £200
Postal History and Covers: 1829-40 four entires each with a print inside, comprising 1829 from London to Breckin with a stormy seaside scene entitled ''Dedicated without permission to the Honble the Trustees of the Fife Ferries No.2., embarking at Kircaldy, 1832 from London to Bath, inside has caricature of a Judge entitled ''A Box, of useful knowledge'', 1839 with a fine print of ''St. Michael's Chapel and Torbay'' with some hand retouching in white, 1840 to London with a print of ''Preshaw House, the seat of Walter Long Esq.'', some faults, but unusual.
218 | £200
Postal History and Covers: 1831-1923 a selection of covers and cards in a cover album, incl. 1840 (Oct. 19) entire to Edinburgh franked by 1840 1d. black, fine, 1858 envelope to Barbados, franked by 1855-57 1s. tied by Dumfries duplex, etc., varied condition. (43 items).
221 | £150
Postal History and Covers: 1833 (Dec. 18th) printed G.P.O. Edinburgh OHMS ''Returned Letter Office'' wrapper regarding a returned letter from India (endorsement on flap), printed in the 1820's with information printed on the inside ''A Statement when the Mails are made up at London'', some cover imperfections, scarce.
222 £340
Postal History and Covers: 1835(c.) two unusual triangular shaped covers (2) both sent locally to the same addressee in Lynn with very fine boxed ''Lynn/Penny Post'' (Willcocks NK259), one endorsed 'Paid' in black and with red manuscript 'P1' and boxed ''No 5'' Receiving House handstamp, the other without endorsement and with unframed ''No. 6'' handstamp, attractive. Ex Shaida. Photo.
223 | £130
Postal History and Covers: 18351994 covers (90) in an album, incl. 1841 1d. (19), KE VII and KG V incl. Paquebot usages, KG VI Channel Is. German occupation (7), etc.
224 | £60
Postal History and Covers: 1837 (May 2nd) cover from London to Brighton, the reverse with intact wafer seal in black on green paper showing the initial ''H'' (the sender's name was Hall), very fine, stated to be the earliest known example of an adhesive wafer seal used on cover.
226 £230
Postal History and Covers: 1838 (Jan. 10th) printed entire letter from Oswestry to Wem, showing superb ''Missent'TO/London'' in black with manuscript 'from Oswestry' below, and further endorsed 'Missent to Corwen/from London', most attractive and unusual. Photo.
227 £150
Postal History and Covers: 1839 (June 23rd) triangular entire letter from Belfast to Donaghadee, rated '3' on front and backstamped at Belfast on June 23rd & 24th and at Donaghadee (in blue) on the 24th, unusual. Ex Shaida. Photo.
228 £95
Postal History and Covers: 1840 (Dec. 5th) exceptional clean and neat entire letter from Leigh to London, with superb ''LEIGH.P.P'' in blue (Willcocks M310 but not listed in blue), most attractive. Photo.
229 | £170
Postal History and Covers: 1842-1910 a collection of Devon mainly covers and cards in an album, incl. Ashburton, Bideford, Cullumpton, Dartmouth, Plympton, etc., varied condition. (187 items).
230 | £50
Postal History and Covers: 1842 (Sept. 5th) envelope (opened out for display) sent from Ryde to London with black on pink anti-corn law label used as seal, the envelope with original franking removed and posted unpaid on Sept. 10th within London with handstruck ''1'' due, some imperfections.
231 | £120
Postal History and Covers: 1842 (Nov. 30th) letter sheet with superb letterhead engraving of ''Southampton Platform'', sent from Southampton to Aberdeen (unusually not arriving until Dec. 3rd, with full margined 1841 1d. CE (some staining).
232 | £90
Postal History and Covers: 1843-1906 collection of Somerset covers and cards in an album, incl. Crewkerne, South Petherton 1852 entire franked by 1841 1d. (cut into at base), tied by ''725'' numeral in blue, Taunton, Wincanton, etc., varied condition. (75 items).
233 £300
Postal History and Covers: 1843 (August) thrice sent letter, intially going prepaid in cash from Kirkby Lonsdale to Liverpool on the 23rd, then again prepaid in cash on the 24th from Liverpool to Warrington, and finally sent with full margined 1841 1d. AK from Warrington to Manchester on the 25th, unusual. Photo.
234 | £35
Postal History and Covers: 184493 covers (6) in varied condition.
235 | £180
Postal History and Covers: 1845-1936 a selection of ''Objection to Voters'' entires or envelopes, Jury Summons envelopes, a most interesting group, varied condition. (19 items).
236 £250
Postal History and Covers: 1845 (Dec. 4th) most unusual hexagonally folded entire letter from Lincoln to Newark bearing fine large margined 1841 1d. plate 48 HA tied by ''LINCOLN/DE 4/1845'' c.d.s. and ''458'' numeral. Ex Shaida. Photo.
237 | £150
Postal History and Covers: 1846-1915 collection of Wiltshire covers and cards in an album, incl. Calne, Downton, Mere with 1855 entire franked by 1d. Star cancelled by ''984'' in blue-green, Trowbridge, duplexes, etc., varied condition. (82 items).
238 £950
Postal History and Covers: 1847 (Dec. 14th) entire letter sent within London, endorsed on flap 'Not known as directed' and signed twice, showing Crowned ''The Party to Whom This Letter/is Addressed cannot be FOUND/18 DE(C 1847)'' in red and handstruck ''2'' in black, accompanied by the printed ''Dead Letter Office'', ''Returned Letter.'' wrapper in which the Post Office attempted to return it to the sender but endorsed 'Refused to pay the Postage' on flap, rare survivors. Photo.
239 £270
Postal History and Covers: 1849 (May 4th) entire letter from Bolton to Liverpool with a superb strike of the very rare ''BOLTON/PAID/1'' in red, exhibition quality. Photo.
241 £60
Postal History and Covers: 1850 (Sept. 26th) entire letter from York to Sheffield with circular framed ''YORK/1D/PAID'' struck in a curious mixture of red and blue inks, ''YORK/SP 26/1850'' double arc also struck in blue on front. Photo.
242 | £420
Postal History and Covers: 184580 covers and a few pieces or fronts arranged in an exercise book, mainly from the same correspondence to a solicitor in Hinckley, all line engraved frankings with 1841 1d. (13), 2d. (5), 1d. stars (135 with multiple frankings), incl. 1857 (Oct.) envelope bearing much misperforated 1d. star TB with ''LEICESTER'' sideways duplex, 185876 2d. (34) on separate envelopes (10 with additional 186479 1d.), 186479 1d. (36), condition varies in places but some are fine to very fine. (223 items).
243 £780
Postal History and Covers: 1854 (May 16th) printed ''Dead Letter Office, Edinburgh'', ''Returned Letter'' envelope with stated penalties for non payment of return to sender charge printed on front, sent unpaid to Glasgow and endorsed '2'(d.), and 1854 (May 22nd) printed ''Dead Letter Office, Edinburgh'', ''Returned Paid Letter'' envelope, sent Paid to Glasgow, fine and an interesting pair. Photo.
244 £320
Postal History and Covers: 1855 (Feb. 12th) small neat envelope from Whitby via Liverpool to Indiana bearing 184754 embossed 1s. green placed sideways and with two corners at left cut to shape, undelivered and with red ''SENT-BACK-TO ENGLAND/WITHOUT-A-REASON/FOR-NON-DELIVERY'' handstamp (small type with hyphens), returned to Great Britain and returned to sender in Whitby in printed ''Returned Paid Letter.'' envelope with red Official ''PAID/17DE17/1855'' c.d.s. on front, a very scarce pair. Photo.
247 £350
Postal History and Covers: 1868 (Oct. 1st) envelope from London to Otley bearing 1864-79 1d. plate 90 LI tied by very fine ''R.L.O.'' in oval of bars, showing superb strike of the extremely rare ''POSTED AT (Bradford, Yorks) UNDER/COVER TO THE POSTMASTER OF (Halifax)'' (the office details inserted in manuscript) most unusual and attractive. Photo.
249 £800
Postal History and Covers: 1872 (March 21st) blue envelope from Ireland to France bearing 1864-79 1d. plate 149 FH and France 'Ceres' 20c., both tied by Cavan despatch and Calais transit c.d.s., the address panel with superb black ''INSUFFICIENTLY/PREPAID'' and French handstruck rate handstamp alongside. Fine, attractive and extremely unusual, this was either an attempt to defraud the Post Office or alternatively the sender genuinely believed the 1d. would pay the British postage and the 40c. the French. Photo.
250 | £190
Postal History and Covers: 1913-38 a selection of mainly covers, incl. a good range of Paquebot marks, 1934-36 photogravure 1d. on card and 2d. on envelope used on the first day of issue, etc., varied condition. (21 items).
251 | £210
Postal History and Covers: 191523, a collection of mainly p.p.c.'s relating to wounded Indian troops being treated in Brighton incl. 1915 p.p.c. with oval 'KITCHENER INDIAN HOSPITAL/BRIGHTON/SEPT 16 1915'' cachet, 1916 (Mar. 16th) OHMS envelope with ''QUATER MASTER'S/OFFICE/GENERAL HOSPITAL/FOR INDIAN TROOPS,/PAVILLION BRIGHTON'' handstamp, etc. (13 items).
252 | £80
Postal History and Covers: 193132 Burma Round Table Conference: 1931 envelope registered from London to Rangoon franked by 1924-26 1 2d. and 4d. tied by very fine strikes of the rare ''BURMA ROUND TABLE CONFERENCE/S.W.1'' c.d.s for 11 December, also 1932 envelope with official printed ''Burma Round Table Conference.'' at lower-left with corresponding black official handstamp, fine.
255 £110
Postal History and Covers: Uniform Fourpenny Post: 1840 (Jan. 3rd) entire from Edinburgh to Lisburn bearing fine handstruck ''4''. Photo.
257 £580
Postal History and Covers: Late Fees: 1865 (May 25th) cover from London to New York bearing 186479 1d. plate 104 II and 186567 watermark emblems 9d. plate 4 OI paying 6d. postage and 4d. late fee, and showing a fine light strike of the rare boxed ''L4'' late fee handstamp in red crossed by filing fold. Photo.
258 £170
Postal History and Covers: Late Fees: 1869 (July 7th and 10th) covers from the same correspondence from London to Turin, each bearing two strip of three 186479 1d. plate 74 paying 4d. postage and 2d. late fee, the former with boxed ''L2'' in red and circular ''TOO-LATE/G.P.O.'' in black, latter with boxed ''L1'' in red, an attractive pair. Photo.
259 | £110
Postal History and Covers: Late Fees: 1869 (Sept 1st) entire letter from London to Veyrieres 186567 4d. plate 11LD paying postage and 186479 1d. plate 111 OD late fee and showing boxed ''L1'' in red, and 1871 (May 30th) entire letter from London to Montpellier with 186780 3d. plate 6 NJ paying postage and 185876 2d. plate 13 HE late fee, boxed ''L2'' handstamp in red, the 2d. additionally tied by oval framed ''PD'' in red, attractive.
261 £140
Postal History and Covers: Late Fees: 1874 (Oct. 14th) entire letter from London to Naples bearing 185876 2d. plate 14 GD, 186479 1d. plate 138 LE and 186567 4d. plate 13 NB, paying 6d. postage + 1d. late fee and showing boxed ''L1'' handstamp in red, a most attractive three colour combination. Photo.
262 | £80
Postal History and Covers: Official Mail: A collection of covers and pieces in an album, inc. O.H.M.S. envelopes, Post Office, etc., varied condition. (149 items).
263 £1050
Postal History and Covers: Official Mail: 1790 (Dec. 4th), the earliest Free Tax cover and earliest printed ''On his Majesty's Service'' cover, sent from the Treasury to Customs Officer, 'Learwick', Shetland with certifying signature of 'T.J. Catherwood' and ''FREE/C'' handstamp with laurel leaves, a rarity. Ex Tony Wiseman's 'The Taxman Cometh.....' gold medal exhibit. Photo.
264 £500
Postal History and Covers: Official Mail: 1799 (May 20th) OHMS entire letter regarding Income Tax collection from local Tax Office in Greenwich to local Tax Office in Hawkhurst with oval ''Penny Post/Pd 1d/Greenwich T'' in red (Willcocks L449a, unrecorded by Feldman) on front. Tax Office to Tax Office entires are very rare, this is the earliest seen, providing insight into early income tax collection. Ex Tony Wiseman's 'The Taxman Cometh.....' gold medal exhibit. Photo.
266 | £130
Postal History and Covers: Official Mail: 1841-46 three O.H.M.S. entires from the General Post Office in London to H.M.S. Consul in Boulogne, all regarding Indian mails, interesting items.
270 | £60
Postal History and Covers: Official Mail: 18621903 covers (32) from 16 departments incl. I.R. (8), etc., interesting range.
275 | £120
Postal History and Covers: Official Mail: 1880 (Sept. 2nd) printed Inland Revenue registered OHMS cover with blue cross and facsimile certifying signature of W.H. Cousins, head of the Stamping Dept., sent from Somerset House Stamp Branch to Distributor, Stamp Office Lichfield with oval ''REGISTERED/2 SP 80/STAMP BRANCH'' d.s. in red (Mackay 337, believed to be the earliest recorded).
276 £480
Postal History and Covers: Official Mail: 1883 (Feb. 16th) OHMS printed tax demand sent within Carlisle with 1882 I.R. Official 1d. (S.G. O3) and believed to be the earliest known use of this stamp on cover, very fine. Ex Tony Wiseman's 'The Taxman Cometh.....' gold medal exhibit. Photo.
278 £500
Postal History and Covers: Official Mail: 1895 (Feb. 11th) OHMS Legacy and Succession Duty registered envelope printed in blue sent within London with the earliest recorded example of the hooded circle ''REGISTERED/LONDON/OFFICIAL/PAID/11 FE 95'' in red. Ex Tony Wiseman's 'The Taxman Cometh.....' gold medal exhibit. Photo.
280 | £200
Postal History and Covers: Official Mail: 1904 (Dec. 1st) printed OHMS ''OFFICIAL PAID'' covers in green (1/2d.) and red (1d.), both used within Cardiff, very fine and scarce. Ex Tony Wiseman's 'The Taxman Cometh.....' gold medal exhibit.
281 £180
Postal History and Covers: Official Mail: 1905 (Dec. 8th) printed OHMS ''OFFICIAL PAID'' envelope in green overprinted ''PRIVATE'' in a different shade of green and flap gummed, used from Merthyr-Tydvil to Cardiff, very fine and rare, only about 6 known. Ex Tony Wiseman's 'The Taxman Cometh.....' gold medal exhibit.
282 | £80
Postal History and Covers: Official Mail: 1907 (Jan. 3rd) OHMS envelope regarding Income Tax with oval ''INLAND RECENUE/1 TELEGRAPH STREET E.C.'' cachet in violet (not a clear strike but the best seen), and 1910 (May 14th) printed OHMS ''OFFICIAL/PAID'' envelope with purple ''TELEGRAPH ST., E.C.'' handstamp amending the return address, a rare pair. Ex Tony Wiseman's 'The Taxman Cometh.....' gold medal exhibit.
284 £120
Postal History and Covers: Official Mail: 1909 (Jan. 19th) blue OHMS envelope with ''TOWER OF/LONDON'' cachet in mauve, very fine. Photo.
285 | £40
Postal History and Covers: Official Mail: 1911 (Oct. 3rd) printed Inland Revenue, Ireland, registered OHMS cover with blue cross and ''Dublin I.R. 2'' registration label, sent within Dublin with red ''OFFICIAL PAID'' c.d.s. and circular ''INLAND REVENUE/(Crown)/DUBLIN'' cachet, very fine.
286 | £95
Postal History and Covers: Official Mail: Royalty: 1904 (Oct. 19) envelope used locally at King's Lynn, bearing ''OFFICIAL PAID/KING'S LYNN'' c.d.s. in red with K.E.VII Royal Cypher in violet, fine.
287 £300
Postal History and Covers: Postage Dues: 1840 (April 8th) entire letter to Battle with a superb strike of the previously unrecorded small ''MORE TO PAY'' of Lamberhurst in blue, ink manuscript '2' in black alongside and 'P1' in red adjacent, ''LAMBERHURST/AP 8/1840'' double arc in the same colour, a clean and fine postage due cover. Photo.
288 | £75
Postal History and Covers: Postage Dues: 1860 (June 20th) envelope from London to Leeds, unpaid and charged '2' due, the writer (H. Armstrong) endorsing the front 'Mr Hope how long do you intend to contain your oppression. I shall never cease writing you until you either give me & my family back our hard earnings or finish our Martyrdom by imprisoning me', also a letter explaining Armstrong's grievances, the envelope with some faults but most unusual.
289 £270
Postal History and Covers: Postage Dues: 1864 (Aug. 31st) envelope from London to Plymouth bearing 1864-79 1d. plate 81 CE and showing a superb strike of the rare large handstruck ''2/ABOVE 1/2 OZ.'' of Plymouth at left, very fine. Photo.
290 £380
Postal History and Covers: Postage Dues: 1868 (June 16th) envelope from Glasgow to Falkirk bearing 1864-79 1d. plate 81 QA and showing a superb strike of the 'frying pan' type ''ABOVE 1/2 OZ/MORE TO PAY/GLASGOW'' with separate handstruck "2" placed within the centre, exceptional. Photo.
292 £880
Postal History and Covers: Postage Dues: 1875 (Nov.) large wrapper with embossed ''PER BOOK POST'' device in blue at upper left, sent from London to Biarritz with 186479 1d. (3) cancelled ''NPB'', underpaid and handstamped ''DEFFICIENT POSTAGE 6d/Fine...3d'', this postage due mark then partially covered by 186479 1d. plate 170 (3) and 187380 6d. plate 14, each pre-cancelled by the London ''R.L.O.'' mark, sent again on Dec. 1st and with red ''PAID'' and ''PD'' markings. On arrival in France the wrapper was turned and sent back to London on Dec. 5th with France 30c. pair, some cover imperfections, most unusual. Photo.
295 £85
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1851 (Dec. 9th) foolscap size printed ''PARLIAMENTARY NOTICE'' envelope sent from Birmingham to London with 1841 1d. KG-KL strip of six and 2d. plate 4 PG-PH pair, full margins except three 1d.'s touched or cut into on one side, also 1848 (Aug. 5th) wrapper from Biggar to Lanark, endorsed 'Registration Papers' and bearing 1841 1d. CG-CH pair, CI-CL strip of four and 2d. plate 3 FF-FG pair, some imperfections.
296 £95
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1854 (Feb. 13th) registered envelope from Birmingham to Macclesfield ('Brocklehurst' correespondence) bearing 1841 1d. paying postage and 2d. plate 4 HD-HF strip of three registration, good to very large margins except the 1d. just shaved at top and 2d. HD at lower left corner. Photo.
299 £450
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1860 (Dec. 19th) neat registered envelope from Austria to Waterford, postage paid in cash and Austrian 10kr. cancelled ''SZERDAHELY/19/12'' c.d.s. on reverse paying registration, very fine strikes of ''PRUSSIA/REGISTERED'', ''(Crown)/REGISTERED'' and oval ''REGISTERED/LONDON/24 DE 60'' in red on front, most attractive. Photo.
300 £550
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1890 Uniform Penny Postage 1d. envelope sent registered 1891 (June 1st) from Eastcheap to Leytonstone with 1841 1d. SH and Postal Fiscal 1853 Receipt 1d., fine and unusual. Photo.
301 | £65
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1900 (July 7th) s.t.o. 10d. + 1s. (Huggins ESC 333) Whitfield King & Co. registered envelope sent from Ipswich to Vienna, some creasing, otherwise fine, also an unused 10d. + 1s. s.t.o. envelope.
302 £200
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: 1843 (July 22nd) entire letter from a Private in the 2nd European Infantry, Bangalore, to Ireland, endorsed by Major P. Thornton, showing ''SOLDIERS & SEAMANS LETTERBY SHIP/4'' (Robertson InSol 7a) on front and with various markings on reverse incl. oval ''OUT STATION/SHIP LETTER/24 JY 24/1843'' datestamp, some faults but scarce. Photo.
306 | £200
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letter: London: 1814 (Nov. 8th) entire to Cape of Good Hope, bearing oval ''SHIP LETTER/(Crown)/CAPE OF GOOD HOPE'', on reverse has good circular ''POST PAID WITHDRAWN SHIP LETTER/(Crown)/8 NO 8/1814/LONDON'', scarce, also ''Repairs of the 1841 One Penny plates 1-40'' and ''British Postmarks'' by Alcock and Holland''.
308 £160
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: London: 1867 (Sept.) envelope to York, bearing 186479 1d. plate 92 BA-BF strip of six and showing red ''PAID/LONDON SHIP LETTER/SP 3/67'' c.d.s. on front. The place of origin of this envelope is not evident, the 6d. rate indicates that it was probably from an officer serving on board one of Her Majesty's Ships, the letter was probably landed from a naval vessel at either Southampton or Portsmouth in a closed bag for the London Foreign Branch where the red c.d.s. was applied. The adhesives were cancelled with no. ''12'' in diamond, issued for use on mail passing through the Foreign Branch to and from the Inland Branch. An interesting item. Ex Robertson. Photo.
309 £420
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: Newhaven/Lewes: 1836 (Nov. 14th) entire letter from Port Louis, Mauritius, to London, endorsed 'Norfolk' and rated '1/-', landed at Newhaven and showing suprb ''NEWHAVEN'' u.d.c. in black on reverse, on front step-type ''LEWES/SHIP LETTER'' in black (Robertson S2) overstruck by red ''INDIA LETTER/LEWES'' (In1) and with a further strike of the ''INDIA LETTER/LEWES'', most attractive. Photo.
310 £600
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: Whitehaven: 1773 (Jan. 26th) entire letter from Ramsey, I.O.M., to Maryport, showing a fair inverted strike of ''WHITE/HAVEN'' with 'Ship' inscribed alongside, marked '2' to pay (1d. inland postage up to 150 miles, plus 1d. landing gratuity), unrecorded by Robertson, although a manuscript 'Ship Letter' dated 1774 is noted in Robertson Revisited. Photo.
311 | £3200
Postal History and Covers: Too Late: 181590 collection of Irish Late Mail covers and fronts with an excellent representation of provincial ''TOO LATE'' handstamps, ''CORK/TOO LATE'' types, Dublin with scroll ''TOO LATE'', ''TOO LATE/H, TOO LATE/For The/MORNING MAIL'', ''PUT IN AFTER/SIX O'CLOCK'', coded ''LATE MAIL'', hooded ''LATE/MAIL'' (also of Derry), boxed ''LATE LETTER/FEE PAID'' (showing 6d. and 1d. fees), good range of Dublin ''LATE FEE'' duplexes, fine basis for expansion and exhibit. (200+ items).
315 £200
Postal History and Covers: Valentines: 1853 (Feb. 14th) envelope embossed with an elaborate floral design, with enclosure, sent in Manchester with full margined 1841 1d. PG (crease at left), the embossing has split a little at top and a small portion of the design is missing at top centre, otherwise fine and very scarce, also a gold printed envelope (with enclosure) addressed to Henley on Thames and privately carried. Photo.
316 | £95
Postal History and Covers: Valentines: 1866 (Feb. 14th) ladies small pale pink envelope with novelty paper insert in the shape of a pair of gloves with a romantic verse printed inside, used from London to Tenterden with 186479 1d. plate 74.
317 | £100
Postal Notices: ''Royal Hotel Mail and General Coach Office Manchester'', large colourful notice (290 x 505mm)giving times and destinations of both Royal Mails and Post Coaches.
321 | £90
Postal Notices: ''Nelson's Family Hotel, Tavern, General Coach Office, La Belle Sauvage, Ludgate Hill'' notice (282 x 475mm), with a list of times and destinations for Royal Mail and other coaches, fine and fresh.
322 | £95
Postal Notices: ''Lion Inn, Shrewsbury. Royal Mail and General Coach Office'' notice (278 x 443mm), with list of Royal Mail, Post and other coaches, printed in red, some faults.
325 | £210
Postal Notices: 1840 (Sept.) General Post Office Notice from W.L. Maberley, to the ''Sub-Deputy, or Letter Receiver, at (mss.) Withyham'' granting ''a License, to enable you to sell Postage Stamps'', folded and some age wear but a very rare survivor.
330 £480
Used Abroad: Chile: 187380 1s. green plate 12 EF-GG block of six used with HE-IH block of eight on fragment with ''C30'' cancellations of Valparaiso, wing margins clipped and other imperfections but a spectacular usage. S.G. Z84. Photo.
331 £200
Used Abroad: Malta: 1870 (Jan. 25th) large part cover (lacking top at bottom panels) bearing 185876 2d. blue plate 8 OG-PH block of four divided into two pairs with neat ''MALTA/A25'' duplexes. Photo.
332 | £800
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: A collection of mainly 1840's to 1870's covers, mostly to European destinations, all anotated on record cards in a shoebox, incl. Austria (3), Baden (2), Belgium (3), Bohemia (2), France (47), Greece, Hamburg (2), Holland (8), Italy (23), Portugal (7), Prussia (6), Roumania, Saxony (2), Spain (6), Switzerland (22), etc. with unstamped and stamped with an interesting range of frankings etc., a few are non G.B.
333 | £100
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: A selection of E's (6) and card, incl. 1859 E. to Cairo, franked 1855-57 6d., 1871 E. to Greece, franked by 1858-69 2d. plate 13 CG and 1867-80 6d. plate 9 PD, etc., fair to fine. (7 items).
334 | £130
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: 186180 covers to Ceylon (2), India (3) and Mauritius (2), variety of frankings and markings, condition varies. (7).
338 | £65
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Australia: 188792 'Jubilee' 1s. dull green block of four used on reverse of registered label from Bristol to Australia with extra 11/2d., cancelled by Bristol duplex's, some creasing and toning.
342 £180
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Constantinople: 1865 (July 7th) cover from London to Constantinople bearing 186264 watermark emblems 9d. bistre plate 2 TA very scarce used with 185876 2d. to pay 11d. rate via Belgium and Austria, the 9d. with wrinkle due to internal cover crease. S.G. 86 & 45. Photo.
343 £260
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Finland: 1870 (Feb. 8th) cover from London to Gamla Karleby and 1870 (Sept. 20th) cover from Hull to Jacobstad, both sent via Belgium, former 9d. rate paid by 186780 9d. straw plate 4 BK (a few short perfs.) and latter 6d. rate with 186780 6d. mauve plate 8 RK, a variety of transit markings, attractive pair. Photo.
345 | £90
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1859 (Feb. 9th) cover from London to Paris with 185557 6d., 1857 LC14 1d. and 185876 2d. plate 7, 1866 (Sept 28th) clean neat cover from Glasgow to Paris with 186479 1d. plate 71 MD and QA-QC strip, and 1867 (May 10th) flimsy envelope from Daventry to Bordeaux with 185876 2d. plate 9 EE & EF, good to fine. (3 items).
350 | £250
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: India: 1860 (Dec. 31st) and 1861 (Dec. 17th) envelopes from Sittingbourne, and 1861 (May 16th) envelopes to 'Joseph Winterley Esqre, 79th Highlanders' in Indiam each franked at 9d. rate up to 1/4oz via Marseilles and Bombay with 185557 6d., 185663 LC14 1d. and 185876 2d. plate 8, one 2d. with fault, otherwise mainly good to fine. (3 items).
351 £160
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: India: 1862 (May 17th and June 16th) envelopes from the same correspondence from Cheltenham to the 'Controller of Military Finance, Bombay', each with blue embossed ''VIA MARSEILLES'' at upper left corner, former bearing 186264 9d. bistre plate 2 IJ and latter 185557 1s. green, each tied by neat ''CHELTENHAM'' duplex, minor cover imperfections. S.G. 72 & 86, cat. 925. Photo.
353 £150
Mail to Overseas Destinations: Jamaica: 1861 entire to Kingston, franked by 1855-57 6d. Lilac (few perf faults) tied by London E.C. Duplex with handstruck "1d" alongside, 1867 envelope to the 84th. Regiment, franked by 1865-67 1s. green plate 4 DA, also 1868 entire to Newport P.O., franked by 1865-67 1s. Plate 4 IJ, good to fine. (3 items).
354 £1000
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Java: 1880 (Sept. 24th) cover from London to Sourabaya, Java, bearing 187380 watermark large garter 4d. grey-brown plate 17 EI used with 6d. grey plate 17 CH, routed via Brindisi and then carried by P & O Steamers 'Surat', 'Napaul' and 'Tehran' via Alexandria, Suez, Galla and Singapore, ''SOURABAYA/30/10/1880'' arrival backstamp, exceptional and very rare in this quality. R.P.S. certificate (2005). S.G. 147 & 154. Photo. See also lot 368
359 £580
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Russia: 1869 (July 21st) envelope from Cullompton to St. Petersburg, paid at 2s.4d. (double rate) with 186567 4d. plate 11 (7) tied by neat ''CULLOMPTON/JY 21/69/214'' duplexes and two additionally by blue ''(AUS ENGLAND PER AACHEN)/1/22/7/B/FRANCO'' c.d.s., usual minor imperfections for such a franking, spectacular. Photo.
360 | £55
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Sicily: 1879 (Jan. 2nd) cover from Burslem to Palermo bearing 186479 1d. plate 119 block of four, pair and two singles, some faults but attractive.
362 £190
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Spain: 1863 (July 21st) entire letter from London to Cadiz bearing 186264 watermark emblems 3d. bright carmine-rose plate 2 LA-MA scarce vertical pair, with fine ''CADIZ/FRANCO/26/JUL/63'' arrival datestamp on front, minor buckling or bends. Photo.
367 £280
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Venezuela: 1877 (June 1st) double rate entire letter from Manchester to Caracas, bearing fine 186780 watermark spray 2s. dull blue plate 1 JH, endorsed 'Per R M S 'Tasmanian'' and with blue oval ''A & S HENRY & Co/MANCHESTER'' handstamp on front. Photo.
369 £160
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: West Africa: 1884 (Sept. 5th) printed envelope from Glasgow to 'CAPE COAST CASTLE., WESTERN AFRICA'' bearing 188384 'lilac and green' 1s. dull green HL and with large '3' in red on front. Photo.
370 | £180
Postal Stationery: A collection of unused QV envelopes with single value 1/2d., 1d., 2d. (6), 21/2d. (2), 3d. (3), 4d. (3), 6d. (2), 10d., 1s. (2), compound 1d.+4d., 21/2d.+2d., 3d.+1/2d., 4d.+4d. (2), 6d.+2d., 6d.+ 21/2d., 6d.+3d., 1s.+1d., 1s.+21/2d., mainly very fine. (31).
371 | £190
Postal Stationery: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in sixteen binders and loose, contained in two boxes, incl. postcards, reply cards, letter cards, envelopes, compound frankings, newspaper wrappers, Forces letters, airletters, etc. (100's).
372 | £250
Postal Stationery: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in three albums, incl. postcards, wrappers, good range of registered covers, etc., varied condition. (117 items, 52 pieces).
375 £250
Postal Stationery: 1856, a mourning envelope essay with printed black borders, with embossed 1d. pink which has been painted over in black (as has the floral seal on reverse), endorsed 'No. 1' on front, containing a slip of paper inscribed 'Mourning Medallion stamped envelope, registered at Stationer's Hall in 1856 by Alfred Hely.... but not approved for issue, also another 1d. pink envelope without embelishments but endorsed 'No. 2' in the same hand, these items apparently originated from Somerset House and a number of other covers mostly to Somerset House are included. (10 items). Photo. See also lot 479
378 £700
Postal Stationery: 1860 (March 30th) 2d. blue (30.9.59) envelope uprated to 6d. by the addition of 1d. star and 185557 watermark large garter 4d. and sent from London to Breslau, cancelled London Inland Section ''17'' numerals and the 2d. and 4d. additionally touched by red ''AUS ENGLAND PER AACHEN/31/3/B'' double ring c.d.s., minor cover imperfections, a very scarce usage. Photo.
380 £290
Postal Stationery: 1866 (Jan. 10th) 1d. pink (20.11.65) envelope uprated to 6d. by the addition of 186479 1d. plate 95 LG and 186567 4d. plate 7 TC and sent from Torquay to Baden Baden, upright strike of red ''PD'' in circle additionally at foot of the 1d. pink, atttractive. Photo.
381 | £80
Postal Stationery: 1871-1906 selection of used stationery postcards and envelopes, incl. cancellations with Sloper (2), Hoster (4), Late Fee (6), K.E.VII 1d. postcard advertising Webster's Hotel, etc. (18 items).
383 £120
Postal Stationery: 1876 21/2d., a proof impression of the die with void date slugs, in red wax, mounted in sunken card, unusual. Photo.
385 | £50
Postal Stationery: 1878-96 Q.V. compound envelopes (2), one 6d. + 4d. (ESC 77) used to Mauritius, other 10d. + 1s. (ESC 333) used to U.S.A.
386 £2700
Postal Stationery: 1889 3d. Australia postcard issue, a series of five die proofs on glazed white cards (90 x 60 mm.), comprising ''15 MAY. 89'' die proof of central vignette in black with surround partly cleared to an oval; ''22 MAY. 89'' a virtually identical proof but in red; ''24 MAY. 89'' die proof of central vignette in black with uncleared circular surround (27mm diameter) with two white horizontal slots stamped ''BEFORE/HARDENING''; ''10 AUG 89'' completed design in black, initialed and stamped ''AFTER/HARDENING''; ''25 NOV 91'' a further proof the central vignette but with marked differences to the engraving, in black with uncleared circular surround (approx. 50mm diameter); a most unusual and rare group. Photo.
393 £110
Postal Stationery: 1923 (Jan. 29th) 5d. olive-green registered envelope for use in Ireland, sent from Coolaney to Dublin, small imperfections. Photo.
394 | £100
Postal Stationery: Official Issues: Q.V Admiralty Official lettersheets, a group of cut-down pieces (no entire forms recorded), 1894 series with 1/2d. stamp LW2, LO14a (unused and used), 14b, 14c, 14d (unused), 14e, 1897 series with 1/2d. stamp LW4, LO19a, 19b, 19d, 19e, 19f, a scarce group. (12).
395 £230
Postal Stationery: Advertising Rings etc.: James Adam Son & Co., Liverpool: 1d. pink die 1 (10.8.75) envelope with printed address, unused, a few tiny tone spots, otherwise fine and very scarce. Photo.
397 £420
Postal Stationery: Advertising Rings etc: A. G. Bayliss & Sons, Needle Manufacturers, Redditch: 1d. pink (22.5.80) envelope with green ring and with oval embossed seal in red on reverse, used 1883 (Jan. 30th) from Redditch to Brighton, clean, uncreased and exceptional. Photo.
400 £450
Postal Stationery: Advertising Rings etc.: The Half-penny Letter Post Company, Limited: 1891 (Oct. 12th) discounted advertising letter sheet with adverts for the Hull area, used within Hull, most unusually addressed to 'Mr Shackles, Solicitor, Land of Green Ginger, Hull', slight ageing, otherwise fine and rare. Photo.
401 £650
Postal Stationery: Advertising Rings Etc.: The Half-Price Closed Letter Company Limited: 1891 1d. pink letter sheet with adverts including a multicoloured advert entitled ''AN INVESTORS NOVEL IN TWO CHAPTERS'' pasted in, unused, some faults but very scarce. Photo.
403 £180
Postal Stationery: Advertising Rings etc.: Young & Stockall, Liverpool: 1d. pink die 110 (28.3.65) envelope, superb unused. Photo.
404 £220
Postal Stationery: Advertising Rings etc.: Young & Stockall, Liverpool: 2d. blue die 1 (18.3.65) envelope, very fine unused. Photo.
407 | £200
Postal Reform: 1839 Mercantile Committee, the larger of the two propaganda letter sheets produced to graphically illustrate the need for postal reform, measuring 35 x 23 inches folded to 111/2 x 81/4 inches, headed ''SPECIMEN OF POSTAGE CHARGES IN 1839/To be Preserved among the Curiosities of any Museum, &c'', weighing just under One Ounce, addressed to 'C.W. Harvey Esq M.P., London' and sent on July 4th 1839 from Watford with Crowned ''FREE'' datestamp but rather defective and repaired with adhesive tape which has stained the cover, never-the-less a very rare item.
408 | £300
Postal Reform: 1839 (July) ''UNIFORM PENNY POSTAGE/FACTS AND ESTIMATES AS TO THE INCREASE OF LETTERS'', by Rowland Hill, a two page article printed by Charles Whiting at Beaufort House.
409 | £1500
Rowland Hill: 1858 (Sept 23rd to Nov. 15th), a series of five letters from Rowland Hill to George Hamilton M.P., all relating to Irish Postal Service Contracts, written on ''POST OFFICE'' embossed paper and all signed by Hill, also privately carried envelope to Hamilton, addressed and signed by Hill, with ''GENERAL POST OFFICE/SECRETARY'' crest on reverse. (6 items).
410 £1400
Parliamentary Envelopes: House of Commons: ''ONE PENNY'' envelope printed in black on unwatermarked wove paper, used from London to Worthing with red Crowned ''PAID/28MR28/1840'' c.d.s. and signed by Sir George Pechell (M.P. for Brighton, filing folds and small cover tear at top, fine appearance. S.G. Spec. PE5. Photo.
411 £550
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A6 (forme 1) with ''PURCELL & SON'S POSTAGE ADVERTISER'' (Cork) (S.G. Spec. MA16a, one of only a few Irish adverts), used 1840 (Sept. 11th) from Cork to London via Dublin, uprated with manuscript '1' in red, showing ''CORK/SP 11/1840'' c.d.s., Dublin ''PAID/SE12/1840'' and London tombstone ''PAID/14SP14'' all in red on front, some imperfections but rare. Photo.
412 £350
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A14 (forme 1) used Nov. 29th. 1840 addressed to Bristol, with ''West of England Monthly Postage Advertiser'' advert inside, some creasing and soiling, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. MA25c. Photo.
413 | £40
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A16 (forme 2) unused, slight ageing.
414 | £150
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A17 (forme 2) used 1841 (May 15th) from Reading to Farnham with black Maltese Cross and showing framed ''Too Late'' in black at upper left, upper flap damaged and some other imperfections, also A249 (forme 5) with Family Endowment, Annuity, Life Assurance, & Reversionary Interest Society advert (S.G. Spec. MA35c) printed in blue, used 1841 (July 18th) from Rickmansworth to London with black Maltese Cross, rather soiled and filing crease. (2).
415 £300
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A18 (forme 2) used 1840 (July 15th) from Dover to St. Austell, cancelled contrary to regulations with deep red Maltese Cross well clear of Britannia, redirected to Launceston the redirection fee indicated by red crayon '1', fine and attractive. Photo.
417 | £160
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A57 (forme 3), 1d. envelope A167 (forme 3) very fine unused, and 2d. envelope a198 unused (one flap thinned and slight creasing). S.G. cat. 1,025.
418 £5500
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A71 with The Envelope Select Advertiser advertisement (S.G. Spec. MA6e) printed in blue, uprated to 2d. by the addition of very fine full margined 1840 1d. black plate 4 SJ tied by light red Maltese Cross, sent on July 2nd 1840 from Edinburgh to Glasgow, addressed and signed by Sir Robert Peel, very fine and most attractive. B.P.A. certificate (1972). Photo. Sir Robert Peel (1788 - 1850) Born into a wealthy family, educated at Harrow and Oxford, Peel entered Parliament as a Tory in 1809 at the age of 21. His early political career included appointments as under-secretary for war and colonies (1809) and Chief Secretary for Ireland (1812). In 1822 Peel become Home Secretary, and it was during this time that he is credited with far-ranging criminal reform and the creation of the Metropolitan Police (the terms 'bobbies' and 'peelers' come from his name). The Wellington government in which Peel had been Home Secretary fell in 1830, and Peel was now in opposition to a new administration, headed by Earl Grey. Peel argued passionately against Grey's proposals for parliamentary reform. Nonetheless, in 1832 the Reform Act was passed. The Whig Government of Earl Grey was dismissed in 1834 by King William IV, who appointed Peel as Prime Minister. In his Tamworth Manifesto, Peel outlined his support for the Reform Act, a shift which highlighted his adoption of a more enlightened, Conservatism. Although in power, Peel's Tories remained a minority in the House of Commons, a situation which Peel found increasingly intolerable, and he resigned in 1835. In 1841 Peel again formed a Conservation administration, and it was during this parliament that he introduced income tax at a rate of seven pence in the pound and began his battle to open-up free trade through the repeal the Corn Laws, which had been introduced to protect British Agriculture. In 1845 famine bolted across Ireland after the failure of the potato crop. Peel saw this as an opportunity to repeal the Corn Laws, but he did not win sufficient support from his cabinet ministers and he resigned again in 1845. Peel returned to power in late 1845 after the Whigs failed to form a Government. Peel finally managed to repeal the Corn Laws in 1846 with support from Whigs and radicals. Peel's opponents brought him down after the Irish Coercion Bill was defeated the same year, and he never held office again. Four years later, Peel was badly injured after falling from his horse, and died on the 2nd July 1850.
419 £420
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A226 (forme 6) with Edinburgh Life Assurance Company advert (S.G. MA33c) used 1846 (July 28th) from Leeds to Bradford with a bold strike of the ''447'' numeral of Leeds in black and partly indistinct ''BRADFORD/JY 29/1846'' arrival c.d.s. in blue on front, superb ''LEEDS/JY 28/1846'' c.d.s. in blue on reverse, a little creased, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. ME1l,n. Photo.
420 £520
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A230 (forme 6) used 1843 (Sept. 9th) from London to Leith, cancelled very fine no. ''8'' in Maltese Cross, filing folds but clean and attractive. S.G. Spec. ME2, cat. from 2,000. Photo.
421 £380
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A239 (forme 6) used 1843 (Sept. 20th) from London to Maidstone, cancelled superb no. ''7'' in Maltese Cross, filing folds and the address overwritten in order to make it illegible, but clean and attractive. S.G. Spec. ME2, cat. from 2,000. Photo.
422 £90
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A134 used 1840 (Sept.) from London to Edinburgh, with red Maltese Cross, on reverse showing scarce fancy ''B'' handstamp, some slight soiling, otherwise fine. Photo.
423 £620
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A140 (forme 1) used from Glasgow to Kilsyth with 'waterbound' pale magenta Maltese Cross and with boxed ''14'' Receiving House handstamp in blue on reverse (and with offsets on front from another cover), the envelope originally folded horizontally through Britannia. S.G. Spec. ME2, cat. 10,000. Photo.
424 £160
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A162 (forme 3) used 1840 (Oct. 19th) in Birmingham, most unusually addressed simply to 'The Law Bailiff', fine with red Maltese Cross. Photo.
425 £150
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A182 (forme 4) used 1840 (June 23rd) from Stafford to London with two separate strikes of a very over-oiled red Maltese Cross, ''STAFFORD/JU 23/1840'' c.d.s. in black on front, minor edge imperfections. Photo.
426 £290
1840 Mulready 2d. letter sheet a92 used 1841 (May 4th) from Poole to London with very fine black Maltese Cross and showing ''POOLE/MY 4/1841'' c.d.s. on front, creases and soiled but presentable and scarce. S.G. Spec. ME3, cat. 1,500. Photo.
427 £500
1840 Mulready 2d. letter sheet a97 used 1846 (March 13th) from Hayes to Cobhan ('Molesworth' correspondence), cancelled ''838'' numeral of Uxbridge and with very fine ''UXBRIDGE/MR 13/1846'' c.d.s. in black on reverse, 'HAYES-TOWN'' undated circle in red on front, unfortunately an adhesive has been removed from the right side panel. Photo.
428 | £130
1840 Mulready 2d. letter sheet a103 very fine and fresh unused. S.G. Spec. ME3, cat. 375.
431 £320
1840 Mulready 2d. envelope a210 used late on Christmas Day 1855 from Stirling to Edinburgh with ''308'' numeral of Stirling, some crumpling and a little soiled but very scarce. Photo.
432 £190
1840 Mulready, a fine facsimile of unknown origin, used 1862 (Nov. 16th) from Bath to Southampton with 1d. star, also 1917 Geo. A. Lowe, Toronto, advertising facsimile sent from Toronto to Philadelphia with 1897 Jubilee 3c. (2 items). Photo.
433 | £80
1840 Mulready, ''WHITAKER'S/ALMANACK'' facsimile used 1894 (Dec.) in London with die 2 1d. lilac, some imperfections, also 1919 (March 4th) Vallency ''STAMP COLLECTING AERIAL SOUVENIR/A GREETING FROM THE CLOUDS'' postcard.
435 £2500
1840 Mulready Caricatures: J.W. Southgate envelope number 3 ''Peg-leg Sailor'' used 1840 (Nov. 30th), addressed to 'James Atkinson, Bengal Residency. Superintendent Surgeon of the Army of the Indies', with manuscript 'P1/-' and 'by the Falmouth Packet', London Tombstone Paid datestamp and London Penny Post Receiving mark, on reverse has charge marks of Bombay and Delhie, further endorsed 'To wait his arrival at Loadheance'. An extremely rare overseas use of any caricature envelope, some staining, otherwise fine. Photo.
437 | £80
Propaganda Envelopes: Intemperance: J. Valentine's envelope state 1 on greyish paper, very fine unused, scarce, also a modern postcard reproduction.
438 | £110
Propaganda Envelopes: Ocean Penny Postage: Bradshaw & Blacklock's state 4 envelope (small size) with publishers imprint at left, on white wove paper, fine unused, very scarce.
439 £480
Propaganda Envelopes: Ocean Penny Postage: Myer's & Co. envelope state 1 without imprints, sent 1862 (June 14th) from Manchester to Coggeshall with 1d. star, some imperfections but very scarce. Photo.
440 £850
Propaganda Envelopes: Punch's Anti-Graham Campaign: 1844 Punch's Anti-Graham Wafers, the page advertised in the July 13th, 1844 edition, with the sheet of sixteen labels printed in green (gummed on reverse) with surround printed in brown illustrating satirical scenes and figures relating to the controversy, a litlle soiled and minor mainly peripheral imperfections not detracting and fine for this. Very scarce. Photo.
441 £170
Proaganda Envelopes: 1840(c.), four gummed wafers advertising ''THREE HUNDRED Beautiful Adhesive HINT WAFERS FOR CHRISTIANS'', printed in black on blue, mauve, pink and pale green, fine and very scarce.
442 £1800
Propaganda Envelopes: 1841 (Nov. 29th) envelope from Manchester to Dartford bearing on reverse four complete wafer seals printed in black on blue, green (2) and pink paper, one advertising ''THREE HUNDRED Beautiful Adhesive HINT WAFERS FOR CHRISTIANS'', sent with 1840 1d. greyish-black plate 6 OA with clear to good margins except just shaved at foot of ''O'' square, black Maltese Cross, very scarce. Photo.
443 £400
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1828 (Dec. 11th) embossed pink envelope with decorative hunting scenes and ''DOBBS LONDON'' imprint at foot, used from Shrewsbury to Leaton, ornate seal on reverse shows a fox in full flight and inscription ''SHROPSHIRE HUNT'', very fine and an exceptionally early use for such an envelope, we have seen one other example, also used in Shrewsbury, but 50 years later in 1878! Photo.
444 | £90
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1843 (June 3rd) envelope with ''LONDON EDINBURGH & DUBLIN LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY'' advert printed on the inside, sent from London to Mayfield with cut into 1841 1d., with enclosure, also unused 1/2d. brown postcard with printed ''HICKS/WINE MERCHANTS/PLYMOUTH'' address and receipt for ''Empties'' together with various Church adverts printed on the reverse, and 'The Halfpenny Letter Post Co.' promotional letter sheet unused (faults). (3 items).
445 £180
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1854 (July 24th) 1d. pink envelope with watercolour illustration and address, depicting a strident Britannia (?, or an American Indian?), sent from Stamford to Weymouth, some minot staining barely detracting. Photo.
447 £340
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1883-1900 four hand illustrated envelopes, all franked by 1881 die II 1d. lilacs, pen and ink drawings of an Elephant, rabbit pulling cart with similar contents, man changing a light and two men leaning on a sign, good to fine.
448 £450
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1883 (Nov. 17th) and 1884 (Jan. 9th & 22nd) 1d. pink envelopes, with most attractive decorative address panels depicting ivy and mistletoe, to 'Miss E. Quarmby, Crosland Moor', sent from Huddersfield, the first with neat duplex and the others with ''HUDDERSFIELD'' c.d.s. only, exceptional. Photo.
449 £120
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1895 (Oct. 14th), a most unusual pen and ink illustrated envelope on 'jean' (cotton cloth) with extremely well executed illustrations of Japanese theatrical figures on the front and further Japanese themes on reverse, sent from Notting Hill to Hayes withenclosed pictogram letter (also on jean) 'I am not mad but just writing to thank you for the jean & send you a specimen of work done on it with pen hence this peculiar envelope and paper'. Photo.
451 £230
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1896 envelope with a finely executed pen and ink illustration depicting the artist as a jester, sent from Kingston to Whitstable with 1881 die 2 1d. lilac, a little soiled, signed 'SID W/96' at lower right. Photo.
454 | £160
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: Advertising envelopes and cards mostly used incl. 1932 The /Playhouse/Cardiff, Gaiety Theater Strand (both sides) unused, Wirelect Bristol 1936; 'Got it' Motor Oil 1932, Hot Water Supply Apparatus 1922, Winget Pump & Winget Mixers, 1911 J & J Colman Norwich 1932 Ellis And Meguyer (fullback cover ad) 1906 Moorhouse Cycle Factory (2) 1902 Palmitine Candles, 1907 Dynamos Motors etc. inspected 1927 'The Railway Convalescent Homes, 1902 Stephenson's Floor Polish, 1912 Buckleys Betting Tickets (full back advert on Registered cover) etc. 1874 cover to Bath with Globe & Legend ''The Wanderers'' in colour on flap. (29)
458 £550
Cancellations: 1866 (Aug. 13th) envelope from Canonbie to Langholm bearing 186479 1d. plate 83 IE tied by two strikes of the Canonbie handstruck ''1'' in black forming a cross, filing crease clear of stamp, fine and very scarce. Photo.
461 | £170
Cancellations: Glasgow: A collection of duplex cancels in a album, incl. mostly 1d. plates on pieces, good range of types, etc., varied condition. (284).
462 | £50
Cancellations: Instructional Marks: 18941905 1d. carmine stationery cards (2), 11/2d. stationery envelope with Returned to Sender markings, 1/2d. brown stationery card with charge marks, also Q.V. 11/2d. + 2d. stationery compound envelope with registered label and ''Too fragile for transfer by the Mail Apparatus'', fair to fine. (5 items).
463 £700
Cancellations: More To Pay: 1864 (April 4th) envelope from London to Newport (Mon.) bearing 1857-63 LC 14 1d. plate 39 IF, tied by fine light London despatch c.d.s. which is barely apparent on the stamp, and superb upright strike of the circular 'MORE TO/PAY/W.'', showing fine large part additional strike and handstruck ''2''. This is believed to be the only recorded use of this marking, used as a cancellation, on a cover bearing a perforated 1d. red. Photo.
464 | £100
Cancellations: Salisbury Trial ''683'': A selection comprising with pins on a defective 1d. star; without pins on 1865-67 4d. plate 12, 1867-80 3d. plate 6 and 1s. plate 4, some imperfections but good strikes. (4).
465 | £2100
Cancellations: Sideways Duplexes: A collection of mainly entires arranged alphabetically in two albums, incl. Abingdon, Aldersgot Camp, Bangor, Battle, Bungay, Dorchester, Hurst Green, Reigate, Truro, etc., varied condition. (293 items).
467 £300
Scots Local Cancellations: Dunglas: 1855 (July 24th.) envelope to Edinburgh with pink embossed seal of the ''ARGYLE ARMS/INVERARY'', bearing 1854 SC16 1d. with a fine strike of the rare type XX ''DUNGLAS'', backstamped ''GLASGOW/JY24/1855'' and Edinburgh ''JUL/25'' c.d.s's. Photo.
468 £950
Scots Local Cancellations: Sauchihall: 1857 (Aug. 5th) entire letter from Glasgow to Bremen bearing 1857 transitional issue on yellosih to cream toned paper LC14 1d. pale rose plate 33 LL-ML vertical pair and 43 KI-MJ vertical block of six divided into three pairs, all tied by superb strikes of the type XIII ''SAUCHIHALL'' Scots local, exceptional quality and an exhibition item. Photo.
469 | £1300
Spoon Cancellations: A comprehensive collection of entires in an album, incl. Birkenhead 1856 (Dec. 24th) entire franked by 1d. Star code ''E'', Birmingham, Bridgenorth 1861 (Aug. 22th) entire franked by 1d. and 2d. Stars, code ''B'', Dudley 1857 (March 7th) entire with 1d. Star, original code ''F'', Kidderminster 1857 (Aug. 22nd) entire franked poor 1d. Star with original code ''C'', Liverpool, Manchester 1858 (Feb. 9th) entire franked 1d. Star (creased) tied by very rare type E2 1st. recut, earliest recorded date, Northampton, Rugby 1857 (Oct. 16th) entire franked 1d. Star tied by original, code ''C'', Walsall 1858 (Nov. 2nd) entire franked 1d. Star tied by code ''D'', Wrexham 1857 (Dec. 30th) entire franked by 1d. Star code ''C'', etc., varied condition. (115 items).
470 | £80
Cancellations: Spoon Cancellations: A selection all on pieces, incl. mainly Liverpool, range of types, etc., varied condition. (44 items).
471 £700
Cancellations: Machine Cancellations: Azemar: 1871 (Jan. 31st) 1/2d. violet stationery card from London to Dorking (corner crease at upper left and spike hole in centre), cancelled by a good strike of the ''J G'' machine cancellation with ''89'' in diamond in oval of short bars and with rectangular datestamp at lower left (Dubus vol. 1, p. 100, fig. 28). Very rare, this cancellation was only in use in January 1871 on postcards. Photo.
472 | £160
Cancellations: Machine Cancellations: Azemar: 1871 (Aug.-Nov.) covers (4) bearing 1d. plates with four section and five section (2) 2nd type Azemar machine cancellations with single ''A1'' and one five section with double ''A1''.
473 £900
Cancellations: Machine Cancellations: Boston: 1898 (Sept. 14th) envelope sent locally in London with die 2 1d. lilac tied by a superb strike of the rare Boston Machine cancellation, town die with star between ''18'' and ''98'', bars with ''1'' in centre and ending in zigzags. Photo.
474 £900
Cancellations: Machine Cancellations: Hey-Dolphin: 1893 (Aug. 25th) 1d. lettercard to Berkhampsted with a very fine strike of the Hey-Dolphin trial machine cancellation with seven straight bars with ''1'' on the first day of use. Rare. Photo.
475 £10500
Machine Cancellations: Pearson Hill First Experimental Cancellation: 1857 (Sept. 17th) envelope to Chiswick bearing 1857 LC14 1d. MG tied by a superb strike of the Pearson Hill first experimental double datestamp with code ''M'', minor cover tone spots, otherwise fine and a great rarity, the finest of the two known covers. Ex Seymour and Colonel Crouch who described this as 'Perhaps the rarest of all G.B. cancellations'. Photo.
476 £5200
Machine Cancellations: Pearson Hill Third Experimental Cancellation: 1858 (March 10th) envelope from London to Norwich bearing 1857 LC14 1d. GI tied by a superb strike of the Pearson Hill 'C' Machine experimental double circle datestamp, code ''CC''. An exceptional exhibition item, one of only four covers known (see article by Jerry H. Miller, GBJ vol. 43, no. 5, Sept./Oct. 2005). Photo.
479 £480
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Decimal Currency: 1850(c.), a part envelope bearing an oval embossed device in pink (very similar to the embossed 1d. pink envelope) with the head of Prince Albert surmounted with the legend ''DECIMAL CURRENCY'', the reverse of the envelope has embossed colourless ''OFFICIAL'' seal, most unusual. This item is believed to have originated at Somerset House. Photo. There had been agitation in Britain for over a century for decimal currency to bring the contry's coinage into line with its European counterparts and the majority of other countries. It is probable that Prince Albert with his European birth, background and upbringing, and his interest in all aspects of his adopted country-by-marraige, would have aligned himself with the decimal currency lobby. See also lot 375
480 £260
Essays Proofs and Trials: Perkins Bacon: 1879 Tender surface printed essay engraved by W. Ridgeway, 11/2d. frame G and 2d. frame A die proofs lettered ''WW'', in pale lilac and light chocolate-brown on white wove paper, very fine. (2). Photo.
481 £320
Essays Proofs and Trials: Charles Whiting Congreve Method 1d. essay in black and red (P.P.C. no. 10) on wove paper, a large margined example, slight thinning otherwise very fine. Photo.
483 £580
Essays Proofs and Trials: Charles Whiting Embossed oval ''V R'' 1d. essay (P.P.C. type G) in blue and colourless relief on wove paper, faint bend, very fine. Huggins E10. Photo.
486 £4200
Wyon Medals: 1837 Wyon City medal in silver-gilt (AR gilt 55), complete with the original blue leather case of issue: lined with white silk and blue velvet, the lid with gilt tooled border: the medal practically mint, the case nearly so. Probably unique in this state - the Corporation of London archives contain a bill of sale from William Wyon for 'ten ornamental cases (Royal Family)' and it seems likely that this example is one of those. International Numismatic Anti-Forgery Bureau Certificate (1985). Photo.
493 £17000
May Date Covers: May 6th: 1840 1d. black plate 1a NA used on May 6th 1840, the first official day of issue, placed contrary to regulations at upper left of entire letter from London to Kirkby Stephen, with code ''C'' London Chief Office evening duty ''MY6/1840'' c.d.s. partly struck across blue ''T.P/Croydon HS'' Receiving House handstamp, the adhesive an early impression showing slight signs of plate wear at foot, with clear to good margins virtually all around, tied by neat Maltese Cross in the distinctive red-brown shade of London of early May 1840. A fine example of this important first day cover. Not recorded in 'May Dates' by Mike Jackson. S.G. Spec. AS1ta, cat. from 90,000. Photo.
494 £6500
May Date Covers: May 6th - the first official day of use: 1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A139 (forme 1) very fine used on May 6th 1840 from London to Tunbridge Wells with clear red Maltese Cross and very fine ''EX/6 MY 6/1840'' circular datestamp struck on upper flap which opens out perfectly for display. An exceptional example of this most important first day. See 'May Dates' by Michael Jackson, page 235. Ex Shaida. S.G. Spec. ME2, cat. 12,000. Photo.
495 £420
May Date Covers: May 9th: 1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A132, addressed to Midhurst, on reverse has ''ROMSEY/MY 9/1840'' datestamp, neatly cancelled by pale red Maltese Cross, scarce early use. S.G. Spec. ME2, cat 2,000. Photo.
496 £220
May Date Covers: May 14th: 1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A177 (Forme 4) used 1840 (May 14th) from Sheerness to Dublin with superb upright strike of red Maltese Cross, backstamped very fine ''SHEERNESS/MY 14/1840'' c.d.s., London transit for May 15th and Dublin arrival for May 16th, all in red, a little soiled and slightly crumpled and upper flap thinned, otherwise fine and attractive. Photo.
497 £210
May Date Covers: May 14th: 1840 1d. black plate 1a EB showing slight plate wear, with good margins on three sides, just shaved at foot, tied by attractive red Maltese Cross to 1840 (May 14th) entire letter from Manchester to London. S.G. Spec. AS1tf, cat. 2,500. Photo.
499 £2900
May Date Covers: May 16th: 1840 2d. blue plate 1 DI-DJ pair in the most attractive bright shade of the early printing, tied by light red Maltese Crosses to 1840 (May 16th) entire letter from the Southern Bank in Dumfries to the Royal bank in Edinburgh with faint ''DUMFRIES/MY 16/1840'' boxed datestamp in black and clear Edinburgh Sunday arrival c.d.s. ''MAY/S 17 A/1840'' in red, adhesives with good margins except DJ (the rare state 1 without re-entry) just clipped at lower right, very rare. S.G. Spec. DS5/h, tf, cat. 8,500++. Photo. See also lot for DJ state 2
500 £1250
May Date Covers: May 16th: 1840 1d. black plate 2 AI exceptionally fine used with ample to large margins and superb orange Maltese Cross on 1840 (May 16th) entire letter from Liverpool to Rainhill, near St. Helens, with equally fine matching ''LIVERPOOL/MY 16/1840/L'' circular datestamp on reverse. S.G. Spec. AS15tf/vg, cat. 2,500++. Photo.
501 £1100
May Date Covers: May 18th: 1840 1d. grey-black (moderate wear) plate 1a IB exceptionally fine used with good margins and superb complete central upright strike of a red Maltese Cross and additionally tied by light ''T.P/Strand'' in black to 1840 (May 18th) local London cover with fine Chief Office octagonal ''PD/MY 18/1840/8 NT'' datestamp in red on reverse. S.G. Spec. AS2th, cat. 2,000. Photo.
502 £230
May Date Covers: May 18th: 1840 1d. black plate 1a PE, a clear early impression with good to large margins and tied by a superb red Maltese Cross to piece with London Chief Office octagonal ''P D/MY 18/1840'' datestamp in red, adhesive with trace of diagonal crease at lower right not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS2th. Photo.
503 | £200
May Date Covers: May 18th: 1840 1d. black plate 2 BJ with ample to good margins and light red Maltese Cross on 1840 (May 18th) entire letter from Birmingham to London, some soiling, also IE with full margins and superb red-brown Maltese Cross of Bristol on part cover with matching ''BRISTOL/MY 18/1840'' but stamp creased.
504 £700
May Date Covers: May 22nd: 1840 1d. black plate 2 QD, a greyish shade, exceptionally fine used with large even margins, tied 'through' the stamp by neat deep red Maltese Cross to 1840 (May 22nd) entire letter from Brigg to Rasen with double arc ''BRIG/MY 22/1840'' c.d.s. on reverse, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS15th, cat. 2,000. Photo.
505 £500
May Date Covers: May 23rd: 1840 1d. black plate 1a EA (smudge in ''A'' square) very fine used with good to very large margins (small part sheet margin at left), tied by neat upright strike of red Maltese Cross to 1840 (May 23rd) local Edinburgh cover with ''MAY/23/1840'' c.d.s. on reverse over-written by recipients manuscript endorsement of reciept, filing fold well clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. AS2e, th, cat. 2,000. Photo.
506 £350
May Date Covers: May 24th (Third Sunday): 1840 1d. intense black plate 2 EH fine used with clear to good margins and bold red Maltese Cross on piece showing fine ''WIGAN/MY 24/1840'' c.d.s. Photo.
507 £1400
May Date Covers: May 25th: 1840 1d. black plate 1a AC, a top marginal example showing 'of 12. 1~~ Per S' inscription and with good to very large margins other sides, tied by light red Maltese Cross to 1840 (May 25th) entire letter from London to Coventry with faint ''T.P/Guildford St'' alongside adhesive, cover a little soiled and stamp with slight bend not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS1tj. Photo.
508 £450
May Date Covers: May 26th: 1840 1d. black plate 1a JG with good margins, neattly struck red Maltese Cross on entire from London to Mayfield, filing crease well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS1tj, cat. 1,500. Photo.
509 £520
May Date Covers: May 27th: 1840 1d. black plate 1a PA showing slight wear, with just clear to good margins virtually all around and tied by indistinct pale purple Maltese Cross to 1840 (May 27th) local Glasgow entire letter with two boxed ''GLASGOW/MY 27/1840'' datestamps and Receiving House ''No. 21'' on reverse, soiled but rare. S.G. Spec. AS2tj, vd. Photo.
511 £12000
The First (Later Rejected) Die for the One Penny Stamp with ''POSTAGE ONE PENNY'' at foot, a reprinted die proof in black on unwatermarked cream wove paper (93 x 86mm), very fine. S.G. Spec. DP8(b), cat. from 17,000. Photo.
512 £6000
The First (Later Rejected) Die for the One Penny Stamp with ''POSTAGE ONE PENNY'' at foot, a reprinted die proof in yellow green on unwatermarked cream wove paper (66 x 70mm), natural paper wrinkling, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DP8(b), cat. from 17,000. Photo.
513 | £280
1840 1d. black, five examples on pieces and one on cover showing additional Penny Post markings, two (on pieces) additionally tieing the stamps, condition varies.
514 | £270
1840 1d. black plate 1b. cut into at right on 1840 (Sept. 7th) entire, plate 2 SC on 1841 (Jan. 8th) entire, plate 5 IB cut into at left on 1841 (Jan. 14th) entire, plate 8 IA on 1840 (Nov. 11th) entire, fair to fine. ( 4 items).
515 | £110
1840 1d. black plate 1b NH and plate 2 BJ both with close to large margins, former with neat red Maltese Cross, other with black Maltese Cross.
516 | £580
1840 1d. black plates 2 KB, TH, 5 MK, SL, 6 GG and 9 QG on separate 184041 covers (6), mainly with full margins or nearly so, SL and GG cancelled in black, others with red M.C.'s, mostly good to fine.
517 | £270
1840 1d. black plates 2 BC, 4 SA, 7 CD and SH, 8 BA, all with full margins, some imperfections. (5).
518 | £100
1840 1d. black plate 2 MA and plate 5 HF, close to large margins, both have small creases.
519 £550
1840 1d. black plates 3 EH, 4 AD, CF, RF, 6 HI, and 9 TJ on separate 184041 entire letters from the same correspondence from Epping to Camberwell, all attractively addressed in blue, adhesives with full margins (except CF and TJ just shaved on one side) and neat red Maltese Crosses, plate 9 rubbed and cover faults, otherwise mainly fine. (6). Photo.
520 | £550
1840 1d. plate 4 DL on large part 1841 (Feb.) cover, IL on 1841 (March) cover, QJ on 1840 (Dec.) cover, QL on 1841 (June) cover, SL on 1840 (Oct.) cover, plate 7 LF on part 1840 (Nov.) cover, MI on 1840 (Sept.) cover, also four unplated on fronts or piece, poor to good. (11 items).
521 | £450
1840 1d. black plates 5 QF, 9 CA, 10 GC, 2d. blue plates 1 AE, DF (2), and 2 FI and JI, clear to good margins, some imperfections. (8).
522 | £120
1840 1d. black plate 6 EI and plate 8 MG (small crease), both with good to large margins all round.
523 | £350
1840 1d. black plate 6 PK fine used with small to large margins and red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Oct.) cover from Liverpool to London to which 2d. blue plates 1 HA and 2 HC have been added but which do not belong, also 1842 (Jan.) cover from London to Liverpool bearing 1841 1d. HD and 1840 2d. plate 1 IE which does not belong. Sold 'as is'.
524 | £290
1840 1d. grey-black (moderately to very worn) plate 1a, five examples, AF, EG, IC, OE and PK, all with full margins and red Maltese Crosses, some imperfections not detracting from appearance, AF is on cover to which it does not belong, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS2/3.
525 £140
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a AD fine used with good to very large margins and muddy red Maltese Cross on 1840 (July 17th) cover from London to Lancaster. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
526 £160
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a AJ very fine used with good to huge margins (part sheet margin at top), tied by partly overinked red Maltese Cross on 1840 (July) piece. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
527 £350
1840 1d. grey-black (quite worn) plate 1a BG fine used with good even margins and black Maltese Cross, scarce. S.G. Spec. AS2f, cat. 850. Photo.
528 £320
1840 1d. grey-black (moderate wear) plate 1a EA (smudge in ''A'' square), fine with good to huge margins (part sheet margin at left), tied by neat red Maltese Cross to 1840 (June 20th) entire letter written from Antwerp, presumably privately carried to London and sent to Guernsey on June 22nd, endorsed 'by Southampton', filing fold well clear of adhesive which has slight soiling at lower right corner. S.G. Spec. AS2e. Photo.
529 £580
1840 1d. black plate 1a HB (re-entry) unused (regummed), ample to good margins, a little soiled otherwise fine and very scarce. S.G. 2bb, Spec. AS2b, cat. 8,500+ (as mint). Photo.
530 £110
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1a HD (re-entry) with large margins and red Maltese Cross, creases not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine, matched with large margined but rather heavily cancelled plate 1b in red. S.G. Spec. AS2a & 6a, cat. 725. Photo.
531 £110
1840 1d. grey-black (worn) plate 1a HF, good to large margins, neat red Maltese Cross. Photo.
532 £250
1840 1d.intense black plate 1a IA exceptionally fine used with wide margins and almost complete red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS1. Photo.
533 £4500
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a ID-JE, used block of four with full margins and red Maltese Crosses, trace of slight creasing and ID with small split at lower left not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and a most attractive and very rare multiple. S.G. Spec. AS3, cat. 19,000. Photo.
534 £350
1840 1d. grey-black (quite worn) plate 1a ID, exceptionally fine used on piece, good to large margins and clear neat red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
535 £320
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1a IG exceptionally fine used with good margins and superb bright scarlet Maltese Cross, shows natural printing flaw on neck. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
536 £110
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a II on bleut, fine used with good margins and bright orange-vermilion shade Maltese Cross, just a trace of a slight corner crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS3h. Photo.
537 £80
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a JJ fine used with good margins and red Maltese Cross on piece with ''STALEYBRIDGE'' in black on front and ''MANCHETSER/OC 28/1840'' c.d.s. on reverse. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
538 £350
1840 1d. grey-black (extreme wear) plate 1a KE exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and light neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
539 | £140
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1a KG with ample to good margins and light brownish-red Maltese Cross, and SH with large margins and upright red Maltese Cross, slight creasing and KG with faint stain at top.
540 £200
1840 1d. grey-black (worn) plate 1a MG matched with plate 1b in black, good to fine with good margins and red Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. AS2 & 5h. Photo.
541 | £190
1840 1d. grey-black (moderate wear) plate 1a NI, plate 1b EJ (non coincident re-entry), both most attractive full margined examples with neat red and black M.C.'s respectively, each with vertical crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine, also plate 1a with upright strike of a black Maltese Cross but remargined at foot. (3).
542 £110
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a PB (re-entry) most attractive with good margins and superb virtually complete orange-red Maltese Cross, some creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS3b, Photo.
544 £75
1840 1d. black plate 1a PF, close to good margins, neat red Maltese Cross. Photo.
545 £130
1840 1d. grey-black (extreme wear) plate 1a QD very fine used with good margins and red Maltese Cross on piece showing ''STALEYBRIDGE'' handstamp in black. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
546 £250
1840 1d. grey-black (moderate wear) plate 1a QG-QH pair with good margins and neat red Maltese Crosses, QH with vertical crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS2, cat. 1,400. Photo.
547 £95
1840 1d. intense black plate 1a RC fine used with good margins and red Maltese Cross. S.G. 1, Spec. AS1. Photo.
548 £320
1840 1d. grey-black (moderate wear) plate 1a RI matched with plate 1b RI (retouched ''I'') in black, both very fine used with good to large margins and red Maltese Crosses on 1840 (June) envelope from Preston to Bridgenorth and 1840 (Aug.) envelope from Coventry to Litchfield respectively. S.G. Spec. AS2 & AS5e. Photo.
549 £210
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a SL (basal shift), fine with good to large margins on small piece, cancelled by two strikes of red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
550 £140
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a TC exceptionally fine used with ample to good margins and neat red Maltese Cross, collectors h.s. on reverse. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
551 £165
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a TC, most attractive with good to huge margins and neat red Maltese Cross, faint vertical crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
552 £290
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a TD with matched plate 1b in black and 1c in red, all with good margins, good to fine. Photo.
553 £120
1840 1d. grey-black (moderate wear) plate 1a TI very fine used with good margins and light brownish-red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
554 £250
1840 1d. grey-black (moderate wear) plate 1a TI exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and most attractive with neat red Maltese Cross on 1840 (June 2nd) entire letter from Chester to London. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
555 | £290
1840 1d. black plate 1b, five examples, EJ (re-entry), KL, OA (re-entry) and PG (constant variety) cancelled in red, and RK (on piece) with black Maltese Cross, all with full margins, some imperfections but mainly good to fine appearance.
556 | £220
1840 1d. black plate 1b, six examples BI, JJ (on piece) and JL cancelled in red and EB, HH and IB (on piece) with red M.C.'s, all with full margins and mainly fine appearance, some imperfections.
557 £320
1840 1d. intense black plate 1b AD-AE pair (AE double ''E''), fine used with good to very large margins and 'crusty' red Maltese Crosses, attractive. S.G. Spec. AS4/f. Photo.
558 £180
1840 1d. black plate 1b CB very fine used with good even margins and an unusual Maltese Cross in a mixture of red and black inks. S.G. Spec. AS5var. Photo.
559 | £120
1840 1d. black plate 1b CK fine with good to large margins and slightly smudged red Maltese Cross, and JC ((non coincident re-entry showing recut and enlarged letters) with ample to good margins and black Maltese Cross, small repair at lower right, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS5/c.
560 £150
1840 1d. black plate 1b DC exceptionally fine used with good margins and very light red Maltese Cross on clean 1840 (sept. 25th) cover from Sheftesbury to Melton Mowbray with matching ''SHAFTESBURY/SP 25/1840'' c.d.s. on front. S.G. Spec. AS5k. Photo.
561 £380
1840 1d. black plate 1b DH and RG both with good to very large margins and most attractive with clear neat red Maltese Crosses, used slightly overlapping on 1840 (Oct.) letter from Stranraer to Wigtown, DH (roller flaw) crossed by light vertical filing fold and with tiny printing flaws. S.G. Spec. AS5/k. Photo.
562 £160
1840 1d. intense black plate 1b EE on bleut very fine used with ample to good margins and neat upright strike of a red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS4n. Photo.
563 £250
1840 1d. black plate 1b EG, an exceptionally fine used example with ample to large margins and tied to small piece by a perfect upright strike of a red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
564 £500
1840 1d. black plate 1b FH (recut left side-line and corner square), unused, good margins, tiny imperfections not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. 2, Spec. AS5i, cat. 6,750. Photo.
565 £180
1840 1d. black plate 1b GD fine used with good to very large margins and almost complete red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Oct.) cover from Keighley to 'Scaithcliffe, Near Todmorden' with very fine ''KEIGHLEY'' u.d.c. in red on reverse and 'BRADFORD YORKS/OC 23/1840'' c.d.s. on front, a little soiled clear of adhesive with has a small mark in margin at left. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
566 £130
1840 1d. black plate 1b GK (non-coincident twisted re-entry), large to very large margins, small nick in margin at base clear of design, neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5b,d. Photo.
567 £170
1840 1d. black plate 1b HB (original plate 1a re-entry) on bleut, fine used with good margins and light black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5a, n. Photo.
568 £260
1840 1d. black plate 1b HC very fine used with good to large margins and neat large part strike of the distinctive Manchester 'fishtail' Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5ub, cat. 1,000. Photo.
569 £210
1840 1d. black plate 1b HC (recut left side-line) fine used with good margins and deep scarlet shade Maltese Cross on 1840 (June 22nd) local London cover, some soiling well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS5h. Photo.
570 £400
1840 1d. black plate 1b HD (original plate 1a re-entry) exceptionally fine used with ample to large margins, tied to piece by neat scarlet shade Maltese Cross and black ''PORTSMOUTH'' c.d.s. S.G. Spec. AS5a. Photo.
571 £200
1840 1d. black plate 1b HH exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins and neatly slightly oily vivid scarlet Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
572 £320
1840 1d. black plate 1b HL (recut left side-line and corner) a greyish shade showing plate wear, an exceptionally fine used example with good to huge margins showing part sheet margin at right showing trace of inscription, tied to small piece by clear light red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5h,i. Photo.
573 £120
1840 1d. black plate 1b IE (constant variety) very fine used with ample to good margins and most attractive clear neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5j. Photo.
574 £450
1840 1d. black plate 1b IK and IL (non coincident re-entry showing twisted and enlarged letters) both exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins and light red Maltese Crosses large part 1840 (Oct.) entire from Manchester to Preston, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS5/c. Photo.
575 £60
1840 1d. black plate 1b JC (non coincident re-entry showing recut and enlarged letters), a greyish shade with good to large margins and doubly struck black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5c. Photo.
577 £80
1840 1d. black plate 1b KB (strong horizontal guide-line in ''K'' square), fine used with good to very large margins and light black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5var. Photo.
578 £200
1840 1d. black plate 1b LB with watermark inverted, a greyish shade showing slight plate wear, most attractive with good margins and neat light red Maltese Cross, minute thin at upper right corner mainly confined to margin, otherwise fine. S.G. 2Wi, Spec. AS5l, cat. 1,750. Photo.
579 £260
1840 1d. black plate 1b MC (recut left side-line) exceptionally fine used with good margins and superb red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS5h. Photo.
580 £200
1840 1d. black plate 1b ML with watermark inverted, good margins all round, slight crease. S.G. Spec. AS5l, cat. 1,750. Photo.
581 £190
1840 1d. black plate 1b NE with good to large margins and OK small to large margins, just touched at right, used on 1840 (Dec. 19th) entire to Edinburgh, cancelled by neat red Maltese Crosses, soiled filing crease well clear. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
582 £4800
1840 1d. black plate 1b PB (original re-entry) very fine used with ample to large margins and light red Maltese Cross on 1840 (June 11th) piece with London chief Office evening duty ''P/JU11/1840'' c.d.s., believed to be the earliest known use of this plate, S.G. Spec. vol. 1 page 68 states 'The earliest recorded use of Plate 1b for printing is 8 June 1840 and the earliest known postal use is 12 June 1840'. S.G. Spec. AS5a. Photo.
583 £160
1840 1d. black plate 1b PE, a greyish shade, very fine used with good margins and central manuscript cancellation, unusual. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
584 £95
1840 1d. black plate 1b PG (constant variety), a greyish shade, fine used with good margins and neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5j. Photo.
585 £200
1840 1d. black plate 1b PI-PJ pair (PJ retouched cheack letters), most attractive with good to large margins and neat red Maltese Crosses, trace of a pressed horizontal crease at top not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS5/e. Photo.
586 £130
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 1b PI fine used with clear to good margins virtually all around, tied to piece by both clear light black Maltese Cross and ''Amlwch/Penny Post'' in red. S.G. Spec. AS5ya, cat. 1,500. Photo.
587 £160
1840 1d. black plate 1b QD (''NE'' of ''ONE'' joined) very fine used with good to very large margins and almost complete red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Aug.) cover from Keighley to London with very fine ''KEIGHLEY'' u.d.c. in red on reverse, horizontal filing fold well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS5g. Photo.
588 | £210
1840 1d. black plate 1b QF and QH, two examples of each, one cancelled in red and the other in black, also red-brown QH (on piece but creased), all with full margins, some imperfections. (5).
589 £160
1840 1d. black plate 1b RE (''NE'' of ''ONE'' joined) fine used with good to large margins and doubly struck bright red Maltese Cross on 1840 (July 4th) entire letter from Rochdale to London, filing crease well clear. S.G. Spec. AS5g. Photo.
590 £1700
1840 1d. black plate 1b SJ fine used with large even margins and brown Maltese Cross on small 1840 (Nov. 8th) entire letter from Moffatt to Edinburgh with boxed ''MOFFATT/NOV 8/1840'' datestamp in matching brown ink on reverse, the adhesive also showing flecks of orange ink from offset of Edinburgh arrival c.d.s., cover tear at top from opening, well clear of adhesive. Very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS5vi, cat. 6,000. Photo.
591 £150
1840 1d. black plate 1b TE fine used with good to large margins and virtually complete centrally struck red Maltese Cross on part 1840 (Sept.) cover from Keighley to London with ''KEIGHLEY'' u.d.c. on reverse and ''BRADFORD YORKS/SE 17/1840'' transit c.d.s. on front. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
592 | £1100
1840 1d. black plate 2, eighteen examples, all with full margins and red Maltese Crosses, some imperfections but mostly of fine to very fine appearance.
593 | £420
1840 1d. black plate 2, four examples, BB, EB, KA and MG, all with full margins, KA with good to huge margins (part sheet margin at left), MG with brownish-maroon shade Maltese Cross, some imperfections, also KB-KC attractive pair apparently with full margins but repaired at top.
594 | £260
1840 1d. black plate 2, four examples IA, PC and RH (on Feb. 1841 cover to which it does not belong) with good to large margins, FE close or just touched at lower left, all with red Maltese Crosses, PC is most attractive, slight corner crease, . S.G. Spec. AS15.
595 £350
1840 1d. black plate 2 CD, apparently unused (regummed), thin at top and surface rub, clear to good margins. Sold 'as is'. S.G. 2, Spec. AS15, cat. 6,000 (as mint). Photo.
596 £230
1840 1d. black plate 2 CE very fine used with good margins and light red Maltese Cross, matched with a very fine used red with good margins and neat black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS15 & 18. Photo.
597 £230
1840 1d. black plate 2 CJ fine used with ample to large margins and deep red Maltese Cross on part 1840 (Oct.) cover with blue ''SHEPTON MALLET/OC30/1840'' c.d.s. alongside adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
598 £110
1840 1d. black plate 2 DF with ample to good margins except just shaved at upper right corner, light red Maltese Cross, matched with a fine full margined red. S.G. Spec. AS15 & 18. Photo.
599 £65
1840 1d. black plate 2 DG (double ''D''), good to large margins, red Maltese Cross. Photo.
600 £120
1840 1d. black plate 2 EE very fine used with good margins and neat back Maltese Cross, matched with just clear to good margined red (tiny corner crease). S.G. Spec. AS15m & 18. Photo.
601 £60
1840 1d. black plate 2 FG (without ray flaws) attractive with good margins and light red Maltese Cross, vertical crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS15f. Photo.
602 £200
1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 FH exceptionally fine used with good margins and attractive red Maltese Cross leaving profile virtually clear. S.G. Spec. AS16f. Photo.
603 £170
1840 1d. black plate 2 GB (without ray flaws) of exceptional apppearance with good margins and superb bright scarlet shade Maltese Cross, just a slight trace of creasing. S.G. Spec. AS15f. Photo.
605 £210
1840 1d. black plate 2 GD (without ray flaws) very fine used with good to very large margins and scarce with neat black Maltese Cross on 1841 (Feb. 23rd) cover from Manchester to London. S.G. Spec. AS15f, m. Photo.
606 £680
1840 1d. black plate 2 HJ (without ray flaws) exceptionally fine used with good margins and tied to 1840 (Aug. 1st) entire letter from Goresbridge to Dublin by both unframed ''GORESBRIDGE/PENNY POST'' in black and clear light neat red Maltese Cross. Karl-Albert Louis certificate (2003). S.G. Spec. AS15f/ya. Photo.
607 £550
1840 1d. black plate 2 IA (without ray-flaws), a marginal example showing 'D SIDE of the Letter' inscription, good to large margins other sides, red Maltese Cross, slight bend at foot mainly in margin. S.G. Spec. AS15h. Photo.
608 £110
1840 1d. grey-black (worn) plate 2 IA (without ray flaws) fine used with good to very large margins and neat black Maltese Cross, slight corner crease mainly confined to margin at upper left. S.G. Spec. AS16m. Photo.
609 £140
1840 1d. black plate 2 IA (without ray flaws) fine used with good to very large margins and scarce with black Maltese Cross on 1841 (Feb. 20th) entire letter from Manchester to London. S.G. Spec. AS15f, m. Photo.
610 £120
1840 1d. black plate 2 IF (without ray flaws) fine used with good to very large margins and tied by two strikes of a brownish-orange Maltese Cross on 1840 (Oct. 9th) entire letter from Dumfries to Falkirk. S.G. Spec. AS15f. Photo.
612 £300
1840 1d. black plate 2 LJ-LK fine used pair with ample to good margins and scarce with black Maltese Crosses. R.P.S. certificate (2005). S.G. Spec. AS15m. Photo.
613 £150
1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 NA-NB pair with clear to large margins except NA just clipped at lower left corner, otherwise fine and most attractive with exceptional upright strikes of a ruby Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS16ve, cat. 1,600+. Photo.
616 £130
1840 1d. black plate 2 QD-QE attractive pair with good to large margins except QE shaved at right, cancelled by three clear strikes of a neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
617 £140
1840 1d. black plate 2 RF very fine used with ample to good margins and crisp strike of an orange-red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
618 £210
1840 1d. black plate 2 RG state 2 very fine used with good margins and almost complete centrally struck black Maltese Cross. R.P.S. certificate (2005). S.G. Spec. AS15m, cat. 550. Photo.
619 £80
1840 1d. black plate 2 SK (upper transfer shift), with good margins and red Maltese Cross leaving profile almost completely clear, faint bend, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS15b. Photo.
620 £350
1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 SL (upper transfer shift), apparently unused (regummed), corner thin and other imperfections, good margins. Sold 'as is'. S.G. 3, Spec. AS16b, cat. 7,500 (as mint). Photo.
622 £80
1840 1d. black plate 2 TE, good to large margins, red Maltese Cross. Photo.
623 £50
1840 1d. black plate 2 TF, close to large margins, lightly struck red Maltese Cross. Photo.
624 | £270
1840 1d. black plate 2 TL apparently unused, good margins. Sold 'as is'. S.G. 2, Spec. AS15. Photo.
625 | £210
1840 1d. black plate 3, four examples, AE, AH and LL cancelled in red and HL grey-black with black Maltese Cross, good margins except LL close or just touched at one point, some imperfections.
626 | £110
1840 1d. black plate 3, two examples, OB and QH, both greyish shades with full margins, black and red Maltese Crosses respectively, QH with light crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise good to fine. S.G. Spec. AS20.
627 | £160
1840 1d. black plate 3, three full margined examples, AC and AE on separate 1840 (June & Sept.) covers, former with a little staining around but apparently not affecting the stamp, latter with badly struck blood red cancellation (presumably an M.C.), AB on piece, all cancelled in red.
628 £220
1840 1d. black plate 3 AG fine used with good to very large margins and centrally struck black Maltese Cross on 1841 (April 5th) local London cover with ''T.P/Temple'' struck in black alongside adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
629 £3500
1840 1d. grey-black (worn) plate 3 DE-EF, a most attractive used block of four with red Maltese Crosses, repaired at left and faint crease barely apparent but a very rare multiple from this plate. S.G. Spec. AS21, cat. 18,000. Photo.
630 £150
1840 1d. grey-black plate 3 GF, very fine used with good even margins and light neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS21. Photo.
631 £320
1840 1d. black plate 3 HC exceptionally fine used with very wide even margins and tied to small piece by neat upright strike of a red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
632 £160
1840 1d. grey-black (worn) plate 3 HF exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and upright strike of black Maltese Cross on 1841 (March 4th) entire letter from Kirkcaldy, the address faded. S.G. Spec. AS21. Photo.
633 £130
1840 1d. grey-black plate 3 HG very fine used with good margins and brownish-red Maltese Cross leaving profile completely clear on 1840 (Nov.) piece. S.G. Spec. AS21. Photo.
634 £160
1840 1d. black plate 3 HH on bleut, possibly unused, full margins, some soiling and other small imperfections. Sold 'as is'. Photo.
635 £650
1840 1d. black plate 3 JL, unused, good to very large margins all round, few imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
636 £100
1840 1d. grey-black plate 3 LH showing plate wear with good margins on three sides, possibly just shave at left, with very light black Maltese Cross leaving profile clear on 1841 (Feb. 17th) cover from Newcastle under Lyme to London, horizontal filing fold well clear. S.G. Spec. AS21. Photo.
637 £130
1840 1d. black plate 3 ML, good to large margins, neat red Maltese Cross. Photo.
638 £320
1840 1d. grey-black (worn) plate 3 QD exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and superb red Maltese Cross on small piece, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS21. Photo.
639 £1200
1840 1d. black plate 3 QH with good to large margins except just clear or touched at foot, on 1840 (July 17th) entire letter from Genoa to London, re-addressed locally in London on arrival, the adhesive affixed alongside the red ''GENOA/17. LUGL.'' datestamp to pay the redirection fee, tied by red Maltese Cross, filing fold well clear of the adhesive, most attractive. Photo.
640 £320
1840 1d. black plate 3 SC very fine used with ample to good margins and an exceptional central upright strike of a Maltese Cross in an attractive claret shade. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
641 | £250
1840 1d. black plate 4, eleven examples, DA, QA, RG showing double letters, SD (2) re-entry, GL, LI, LL & TG cancelled in red and LK & SC re-entry cancelled in black, all with full margins except QA and one SD touched or cut into on one side, some imperfections.
642 £150
1840 1d. black plate 4 AD, exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and neat red-brown Maltese Cross, placed sideways on 1841 (Jan. 15th) cover from Manchester to Bury. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
643 £150
1840 1d. black plate 4 BE-BF pair with margins all round, red Maltese Cross, BE has small thin, BF with small creases. S.G. Spec AS23, cat 950. Photo.
644 £130
1840 1d. intense black plate 4 BH exceptionally fine used with good margins and light red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS22. Photo.
645 £1300
1840 1d. black plate 4 BK fine and fresh unused (regummed), good to large margins. S.G. 2, Spec. AS23, cat. 6,500. Photo.
648 | £80
1840 1d. black plate 4 DA with good to large margins, crossed by horizontal filing crease on 1840 (Dec.) entire from Hawick to Ecclefechan with black on pink Anti Corn Law label used as seal on reverse (damaged on opening).
649 £180
1840 1d. black plate 4 GF of exceptional appearance with good even margins and superb upright strike of a red Maltese Cross, a few small tone spots on reverse not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
650 £2100
1840 1d. black plate 4 GI with cancellation removed and a second cancellation apparently applied as part of official ink trial removal experiments, unusual. Ex Tes and Pichai Buranasombati. B.P.A. certificate (1952). Photo.
651 £110
1840 1d. black plate 4 GK fine used with good to large margins, on small piece with neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
652 £2500
1840 1d. black plate 4 HA very fine unused with good margins and affixed to an equally fine unused example of the first edition of the ''Post Magazine'', housed in glazed frame. Photo.
653 £320
1840 1d. black plate 4 HG very fine used with good margins and an exceptional central strike of a maroon Maltese Cross on irregular piece with fair ''SOLIHALL/JU 25/1840'' c.d.s. on reverse. S.G. Spec. AS23var. Photo.
654 £900
1840 1d. black plate 4 II-IL strip of four with ample to good margins and red Maltese Crosses, some small imperfections not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
655 £100
1840 1d. black plate 4 JH, fine used with good to very large margins and black Maltese Cross. Ex Cawardine. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
656 £95
1840 1d. black plate 4 JL fine used with good to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
657 | £110
1840 1d. black plate 4 KH, an unusual greyish shade, good margins except just touched at lower right, tied to 1841 (April) entire to Threekingham with smudged black Maltese Cross, ''Dommomgton Lincolns/Penny Pst'' and ''FOLKINGHAM/AP 12/1841'' c.d.s. on front.
658 £270
1840 1d. black plate 4 KI apparently unused, clear to good margins except just touched at lower right, minute pinoles and slight crease, otherwise fine, sold 'as is'. S.G. 2, Spec. AS23, cat. 6,500 (as mint). Photo.
659 £75
1840 1d. black plate 4 KI, good margins all round, red Maltese Cross. Photo.
660 £180
1840 1d. black plate 4 ME fine used with good to large margins and most attractive carmine-red shade Maltese Cross, collectors blue h.s. on reverse. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
661 £200
1840 1d. black plate 4 ME-MF attractive pair with good margins and red Maltese Crosses on part 1840 (Oct.) cover from Manchester to London, MF crossed by vertical filing fold, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
662 £130
1840 1d. black plate 4 MH very fine used with good to large margins and light red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Oct. 6th) entire letter from Manchester to London, horizontal filing crease well clear. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
663 £210
1840 1d. black plate 4 OA superb used with good to large margins and neat complete red Maltese Cross on 1840 (July 15th) cover from Manchester to Todmorden with oily ''Dobcross/P.P'' in red at upper left corner, vertical filing folds well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
664 £80
1840 1d. black plate 4 OI very fine used with good to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
665 £220
1840 1d. black plate 4 OK-OL pair with ample to good margins and black Maltese Crosses, slight creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
666 £140
1840 1d. black plate 4 PB, a greyish shade showing slight plate wear, very fine used with good margins and neat almost complete red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
667 £450
1840 1d. black plate 4 RB, a very fresh unused example, good margins, a little thinned, otherwise fine. S.G. 2, Spec. AS23, cat. 6,500. Photo.
668 £400
1840 1d. black plate 4 RB-RC pair fine used with good to large margins and red Maltese Crosses on 1840 (June 24th) letter from Edinburgh to Forres, minor cover imperfections well clear of adhesives. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
669 £260
1840 1d. black plate 4 RG exceptionally fine used with good margins and superb carmine shade Maltese Cross, trace of additional cancellation at lower left. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
670 £130
1840 1d. black plate 4 RI very fine used with good to large margins and with neat almost complete upright strike of a brownish-orange Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
671 £130
1840 1d. black plate 4 SC re-entry, a greyish shade, very fine used with good margins and light neat black Maltese Cross, small trivial bend. S.G. Spec. AS23a. Photo.
672 £130
1840 1d. black plate 4 SF, a greyish shade showing slight plate wear, fine used with good to large margins and black Maltese Cross on 1841 (May) cover from Keighley to London with ''KEIGHLEY'' u.d.c. in black on reverse and ''BRADFO(RD YO)RKS/MY 15/1841'' c.d.s. below adhesive, horizontal filing fold well clear. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
673 £130
1840 1d. intense black plate 4 TI very fine used with good margins and bright red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Sept. 6th) entire letter from Rochdale to London, creases not affecting adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS22. Photo.
674 £500
1840 1d. black plate 5, a small study of weak and strengthened frame-lines, comprising CB, ED-EF strip of three, NI-NJ pair and SJ, all with full margins except EF just touched at top, and all cancelled in red, EE with 3mm scissor cut at top, otherwise mainly good to fine and an attractive group. (7). Photo.
675 | £580
1840 1d. black plate 5, ten examples, FJ and HL with red Maltese Crosses and matched in red, DI, EL, JH, MB (on piece), MF, NC, NG and QE with black Maltese Crosses, all with full margins and mainly good to very fine appearance, some imperfections. (12).
676 | £350
1840 1d. black plate 5, five examples, IC, NL, PK, RJ and TI, all with full margins, good to fine.
677 | £190
1840 1d. black plate 5, four examples, BK, EK, OC and OD, all with full margins, BK on piece with indistinct black Maltese Cross, others cancelled in red, some imperfections. S.G. Spec. AS24/25. Photo.
678 | £290
1840 1d. black plate 5 AA states 1 (4, one on cover) and 2 (3) in black, one state 2 clipped at one corner and another just shaved at left, otherwise with good margins, also two three margined reds, some faults but a scarce group. (9).
679 £160
1840 1d. black plate 5 AA state 1 fine used with ample to good margins and neat strike of the London experimental black Maltese Cross on 1840 (Oct. 22nd) cover to Bedford Row with ''TP/Chief Office'' on reverse, filing crease well clear of adhesive, matched with red (cut into at foot) on 1841 (Sept.) cover. Photo.
680 £1200
1840 1d. black plate 5, four examples, AI, BA, IF and HJ used in combination with 2d. pale blue plate 1 CA and DA-DB pair to pay 10d. rate (over 4oz. and up to 5oz.), on piece with most attractive red Maltese Crosses, some faults but 1d. AI, BA and HJ fine with full margins, a remarkable combination and thought to be the only 10d. rate made up in this way. Photo.
681 £1250
1840 1d. black plate 5 AK fine used with good margins, tied to 1841 (March 12th) entire by distinctive Leeds Maltese Cross, filing folds well clear. S.G. Spec. AS25ua, cat 7,000. Photo.
682 £170
1840 1d. black plate 5 BB state 1 very fine used with good to large margins and neat almost complete upright strike of a red Maltese Cross, matched with second or third states in black and red (2) but faults. (4). Photo.
683 £200
1840 1d. black plate 5 BC, very fine used with good to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross, together with an additional black cancellation. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
684 £100
1840 1d. black plate 5 CD state 3 with ample to good margins and black Maltese Cross on 1841 (March 23rd) entire letter from Cranbrook to Tenterden, minute imperfection at lower right corner of ''D'' square, scarce. S.G. Spec. AS29. Photo.
685 £70
1840 1d. black plate 5 CF, small to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross. Photo.
686 £480
1840 1d. black plate 5 CJ, a fresh unused example, good margins, small faint stain on chin and small thin at foot, otherwise fine. S.G. 2, Spec. AS25, cat. 6,500. Photo.
687 £100
1840 1d. black plate 5 CL, fine used with good to large margins and red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
689 £95
1840 1d. intense black plate 5 DJ fine used with good to large margins and almost complete slightly oily brownish shade Maltese Cross on 1840 (Dec.) part cover from Derby. S.G. Spec. AS24. Photo.
690 £170
1840 1d. black plate 5 EC state 1 fine used with good to very large margins and neat strike of the experimental black Maltese Cross on 1840 (Oct. 27th) local London cover with ''T.P/Portugal St.'' on front, filing crease and some soiling well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
691 | £85
1840 1d. black plate 5 EC state 2 fine with good margins and neat black Maltese Cross on 1841 (Feb. 24th) local London entire letter with fair ''T.P/Acton'' in black on front, two filing creases, one of which crosses the stamp, otherwise fine and very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS27.
692 £80
1840 1d. black plate 5 EK fine used with good to very large margins and red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
693 £420
1840 1d. black plate 5 GA on thin paper, exceptionally fine used, good to very large margins, neat black Maltese Cross. S.G. AS46e. Photo.
694 £100
1840 1d. black plate 5 HB, close to good margins, cancelled by small part red Maltese Cross, also has an unidentified type of ''SPECIMEN''| overprint (17 x 3mm), few faults, but most unusual. Photo.
695 £190
1840 1d. black plate 5 KC very fine used with good to very large margins and virtually complete red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Oct. 20th) printed entire letter from the ''West Middlesex Water Works'' with red ''Hampstead Rd'' handstamp on front. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
696 £550
1840 1d. black plate 5 NI with ample to good margins on three sides, just clipped at top, cancelled ''179'' 1844-type numeral of Chertsey on 1845 (June) entire letter from Addlestone to Moorgate with ''Addlestone/Penny Post'' in black on front. S.G. Spec. AS25za, cat. 5,000. Photo.
697 £130
1840 1d. black plate 5 OD very fine used with ample to good margins and light neat virtually complete red Maltese Cross on piece with framed ''Peter/borough/Penny Post'' in red alongside. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
698 £180
1840 1d. black plate 5 PA three small margins, just touched at top, tied to large piece by distinctive Leeds Maltese Cross, with Leeds and Wakefield datestamps of May 25th 1841. S.G. Spec. AS25ua. Photo.
699 £75
1840 1d. black plate 5 PE, small to good margins, red Maltese Cross. Photo.
700 £140
1840 1d. black plate 5 QH fine used with good margins and tied by two strikes of a black Maltese Cross to a large piece with ''AUGHNACLOY/PENNY POST'' in black alongside and with c.d.s's of Monaghan, Aughnacloy and Belfast, attractive. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
701 £75
1840 1d. intense black plate 5 QJ, fine used with small to large margins on small piece, tied by red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS24. Photo.
702 £270
1840 1d. black plate 5 RB very fine used with good margins and red Maltese Cross leaving Queen's head almost completely clear on 1840 (Oct. 19th) entire letter from Cork to Dublin, filing folds well clear of adhesive. Ex Stafford Johnson. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
703 £400
1840 1d. black plate 5 SL exceptionally fine used with huge margins all around, tied by neat red Maltese Cross to clean 1840 (Oct.) cover from London to Carlisle, trivial crease in margin at upper right well clear of frame line. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
704 £450
1840 1d. black plate 5 TA state 1 superb with large to huge margins (part sheet margin at foot) and neat almost complete red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
705 £55
1840 1d. black plate 5 TC with good margins on three sides, clipped at foot, on small piece with a stunning upright strike of a red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
706 £220
1840 1d. black plate 5 TD showing unlisted white line below ''P'' of ''PENNY'', very fine used with good to very large margins and neat almost complete upright strike of a red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS25var. Photo.
707 £90
1840 1d. intense black plate 5 TD very fine used with good to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross on piece with ''WOODBRIDGE/DE 6/1840'' c.d.s. nearby. S.G. Spec. AS24. Photo.
708 £110
1840 1d. black plate 5 TL showing apparently unrecorded plate scratch at lower right of ''L'' square, good margins and light ''383'' 1844-type numeral of Hull in black, creases, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
709 | £2000
1840 1d. black plate 6, a selection comprising thirteen with red Maltese Crosses and twenty-four (incl. OI-OJ pair) with black Maltese Crosses, mostly with full margins and mainly of good to very fine appearance, some imperfections. (37).
710 | £380
1840 1d. black plate 6, eight examples, AL, BH, EE, KA, LJ-LK pair, OD and TG, LK just touched at foot otherwise with full margins, five (incl. pair) cancelled in red, some imperfections, mainly good to fine appearance.
711 | £100
1840 1d. black plate 6, two examples, CK and SK with ample to good margins and red Maltese Crosses, small corner creases, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS41.
712 | £160
1840 1d. black plate 6 AB with clear to good margins and neat strike of the London experimental black Maltese Cross on 1840 (Dec. 26th) cover (some imperfections) to Grays Inn, also another AB with good margins and light red Maltese Cross leaving profile clear on piece, and AC with ample to large margins and red Maltese Cross on part mourning envelope from Weymouth.
713 £190
1840 1d. intense black plate 6 AD very fine used with good to very large margins, unusually placed diagonally and tied by complete deep red Maltese Cross to 1840 (Nov.) cover from Worcester to Bewdley. S.G. Spec. AS40. Photo.
714 £140
1840 1d. black plate 6 AD fine used with good to large margins and red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Oct. 27th) cover from Manchester to London. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
715 £200
1840 1d. grey-black plate 6 AD showing plate wear, fine used with good to very large margins and black Maltese Cross on 1841 (March 11th) entire letter from Penrith to Kendal. S.G. Spec. AS41var. Photo.
716 £350
1840 1d. intense black plate 6 AI very fine used with good to large margins and orange-red shade Maltese Cross on clean and uncreased cover from Hull to Ledds with matching ''HULL/OC 31/1840'' c.d.s. alongside adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS40. Photo.
717 £160
1840 1d. black plate 6 AI very fine used with good to huge margins and light brownish-red Maltese Cross on 1841 (Jan. 2nd) local Edinburgh cover, some cover imperfections well clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
718 £110
1840 1d. black plate 6 AJ very fine used with good to very large margins and red Maltese Cross on large part 1840 (July 11th) cover from London to Folkingham. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
719 £220
1840 1d. black plate 6 AK exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross leaving profile almost clear on 1840 (July 31st) cover from York to Richmond. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
720 £350
1840 1d. black plate 6 BC-BE strip of three with good to large margins except BE just shaved at base of ''E'' square and slight creasing, otherwise fine with red Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
721 £190
1840 1d. black plate 6 BI a greyish shade showing plate wear, fine used with good to large margins and black Maltese Cross on 1841 (Feb. 16th) local London cover. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
722 £500
1840 1d. black plate 6 CF very fine used with good margins and Scots 1844-type cancellation in black, tiny corner crease at lower left. S.G. 2k, Spec. AS41za, cat. 1,200. Photo.
723 £1650
1840 1d. black plate 6 DI-DL marginal strip of four with full sheet margin at right and ample to large margins other sides, slightly 'woolly' impressions, neat red Maltese Crosses, light fold in margin between DI-DJ and thin in sheet margin (well clear of DL) and DL with small thin spot, otherwise fine and a scarce multiple. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
724 £80
1840 1d. black plate 6 DL, good to large margins all round, indistinct red Maltese Cross. Photo.
725 £380
1840 1d. black plate 6 EA very fine used with huge margins and light red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
726 £190
1840 1d. black plate 6 EC and EF, each with good margins on three sides and with frame just shaved at foot, used on separate 1840 (Dec. 14th & 15th) entire letters from the same correspondence from Newark to London with red Maltese Crosses leaving both profiles clear and with ''NEWARK'' c.d.s's in black below adhesives, both covers with minor staining at lower left corner, an attractive pair. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
727 £290
1840 1d. black plate 6 FA showing unusual printing flaw on ''E'' of ''PENNY'', fine used with good to huge margins (part sheet margin at left) and red Maltese Cross on clean 1840 (Sept. 14th) cover from London to Billericay showing ''STRAND D'' Receiving House handstamp in black on front. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
728 £210
1840 1d. intense black plate 6 FH very fine used with good margins and two light strikes of an almost ruby-red shade Maltese Cross on 1840 (Oct. 9th) entire letter from Walsall to Wolverhampton. S.G. Spec. AS40. Photo.
729 £380
1840 1d. intense black plate 6 GF-HF vertical pair fine used with good to large margins and red Maltese Crosses, placed sideways on 1841 (Feb. 5th) cover from Glasgow. S.G. Spec. AS40. Photo.
730 £480
1840 1d. black plate 6 JB fine used with good margins with light red Maltese Cross and tied by clear ''Whittington/Penny Post'' in black to piece, some soiling not affecting stamp which has a trace of an age stain at foot. S.G. Spec. AS41ya, cat. 2,000. Photo.
731 £110
1840 1d. black plate 6 MA fine used with good to large margins and cancelled by two blurred Maltese Crosses in distinct red and orange shades. S.G. Spec. AS41var. Photo.
732 £150
1840 1d. black plate 6 MH very fine used with good to large margins and neat black Maltese Cross on 1841 (Feb. 23rd) entire letter from Newark to London showing ''NEWARK/FE 23/1841'' c.d.s. on front, cover stain at lower left and some soiling, well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
733 £380
1840 1d. black plate 6 ND-NF strip of three with good to huge margins showing part of NC at left, oily red Maltese Crosses, some pressed creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
734 £140
1840 1d. grey-black plate 6 ND state 1 showing plate wear, very fine used with good margins and neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41var. Photo.
735 £140
1840 1d. black plate 6 NE very fine used with good margins and red Maltese Cross on part 1840 (Nov.) letter from Wycombe to London. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
736 £820
1840 1d. black plate 6 NF fine used with ample to large margins and tied by a stunning upright strike of a black Maltese Cross to 1841 (Feb. 27th) cover from Ambleside to Kendal. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
738 £120
1840 1d. black plate 6 NL fine used with ample to very large margins and red Maltese Cross, placed upside down on 1840 (Oct. 1st) cover from London to Doncaster. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
739 £110
1840 1d. black plate 6 OB (re-entry) very fine used with good margins and attractive red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41a. Photo.
740 £100
1840 1d. black plate 6 OJ very fine used with good to huge margins showing part of OK at right, tied by attractive red Maltese Cross to 1840 (Aug. 12th) entire letter (part damp affected well clear of adhesive) from Manchester to London. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
741 £95
1840 1d. grey-black plate 6 QB showing very weak side-lines with part of side of NE square missing, fine used with good margins and light red Maltese Cross, a quite unusual shade for this plate. S.G. Spec. AS41var. Photo.
742 £160
1840 1d. black plate 6 RH very fine used with good to large margins and upright strike of a bright red Maltese Cross on 1841 (Jan. 8th) entire letter from Keighley to London with fine ''KEIGHLEY'' u.d.c. in red on reverse and black ''BRADFGORD YORKS/JA 8/1841'' transit c.d.s. on front. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
744 £1100
1840 1d. grey-black plate 6 SE state 2, a superb example with good margins and exceptional virtually complete strike of a black Maltese Cross, rare is this quality. S.G. Spec. AS42. Photo.
745 £820
1840 1d. intense black plate 6 TH-TK strip of four with ample to huge margins except TH just shaved at top, part sheet margin at foot, tied to part cover by deep red-brown shade Maltese Crosses, TJ with vertical paper ruck caused when the strip was originally affixed, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS40. Photo.
746 £120
1840 1d. black plate 6 TL exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and light neat red-brown shade Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
747 £280
1840 1d. black plate 6 TL very fine used with ample to huge margins (part sheet margin at right) and light orange-red Maltese Cross on 1841 (Jan. 19th) cover from Edinburgh to Cupar, Angus. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
748 | £820
1840 1d. black plate 7, fifteen examples, all with red Maltese Crosses and all but one with full margins, mainly of good to very fine appearance, some imperfections.
749 | £290
1840 1d. black plate 7 AA, a selection comprising five examples cancelled in red (one on cover) and two cancelled in black, all but one with full margins, some imperfections. (7).
750 £200
1840 1d. black plate 7 AA of exceptional appearance with large to huge margins and almost complete red Maltese Cross, slight thin at upper right corner, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
751 £110
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 7 AF very fine used with good margins and red-brown shade Maltese Cross on 1840 (Sept. 23rd) cover from Hexham to Liverpool. S.G. Spec. AS45. Photo.
752 £800
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 7 AG very fine used with good margins and tied by an exceptional complete bright vermilion Maltese Cross of Bristol on 1840 (Nov. 24th) cover to Gloucester with matching ''BRISTOL/NO 24/1840'' circular datestamp on reverse. S.G. Spec. AS45vh. Photo.
753 £80
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 7 AI very fine used with good to very large margins and light red Maltese Cross on 1841 (Feb. 14th) local Plymouth envelope, adhesive not tied but undoubtedly belongs. S.G. Spec. AS45. Photo.
754 £170
1840 1d. black plate 7 BJ fine with good to large margins and an overinked strike of the vermilion Maltese Cross of Bristol on 1840 (Nov. 18th) cover to London with matching ''BRISTOL'' double arc c.d.s. on reverse, blue ''HOTWELLS'' u.d.c. alongside adhesive, parts of the Maltese Cross (not on the adhesive) and the ''BRISTOL'' c.d.s. have sulphurised to black. S.G. Spec. AS44vh, cat. 2,000. Photo.
755 £200
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 7 CD-CE pair with good margins except CE just shaved at right, tied by vermilion Maltese Crosses of Bristol to 1840 (Dec. 12th) cover to London with matching ''BRISTOL'' double arc c.d.s. on reverse, cover crease just affects CD, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS45vh. Photo.
756 £120
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 7 CG fine with ample to good margins and red Maltese Cross on 1841 (Jan.) entire letter to Ludlow. S.G. Spec. AS45. Photo.
758 £120
1840 1d. black plate 7 FC, very good to large margins all round, neat red Maltese Cross. Photo.
759 £130
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 7 GB exceptionally fine used with good margins and light red Maltese Cross at upper left corner. S.G. Spec. AS45. Photo.
760 £480
1840 1d. black plate 7 GG a slightly worn impression, fresh unused with good to large margins, trace of a minute tone spot on neck. S.G. 2, Spec. AS44, cat. 6,750. Photo.
762 £400
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 7 HH-HK strip of four on experimental thin paper, ample to good margins except HH clipped at lower left corner, indistinct brownish-red Maltese Crosses, some creasing, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS45c, cat. 3,800+. Photo.
763 £450
1840 1d. black plate 7 HJ with a light strike of the so-called 'white' Maltese Cross usually associated with Cirencester, small corner creases, otherwise fine. Sold on its merits. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
764 £500
1840 1d. black plate 7 II, fresh mint with large part original gum, good margins except just shaved at lower left, otherwise fine. S.G. 2, Spec. AS44, cat 7,250. Photo.
765 £320
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 7 JE-JF pair on experimental thin paper, very fine used with ample to large margins and light red Maltese Crosses, attractive. S.G. Spec. AS45c, cat. 1,900+. Photo.
767 £120
1840 1d. black plate 7 LB very fine used with good margins and neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
768 £160
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 7 MC, exceptionally fine used with good margins and neat virtually complete red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS45. Photo.
769 £150
1840 1d. black plate 7 ML exceptionally fine used with good even margins and light upright strike of a red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
771 £200
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 7 OH very fine used with good to large margins and red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS45. Photo.
772 £300
1840 1d. black plate 7 OK-OL pair with clear to very large margins except OL outer frame-line just shaved at side of NE corner square, with red Maltese Crosses on 1840 (Dec. 8th) cover from Kilkenny to Dublin, the stamps lifted and replaced. S.G. Spec. AS44, cat. 1,900 (off cover). Photo.
775 £110
1840 1d. black plate 7 SG with good margins except just shaved at lower right, tied by neat red Maltese Cross on part entire from Bourne to Peterborough with ''BORNE/DE 1/1804'' datestamp error, unusual. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
777 £400
1840 1d. black plate 7 SJ fine used with ample to large margins and a good large part strike of the distinctive Plymouth Maltese Cross in black. S.G. Spec. AS44uc, cat. 3,000. Photo.
778 £16000
1840 1d. black plate 7 TD-TH, the unused marginal strip of five showing ''Sheet. Place the Labels ABOVE the Addrefs and towrds the RIGHT HAND SIDE of the'' inscription, mainly clear to good margins other sides, regummed and with some other imperfections restored but of excellent appearance and great rarity. S.G. Spec. AS44, cat 72,500 (as 2 pairs and a single). Photo.
779 £75
1840 1d. black plate 7 TL, small to large margins lightly struck red Maltese Cross. Photo.
780 | £800
1840 1d. black plate 8, eleven examples, IF-JF vertical pair, OD-OE horizontal pair, BH, CH, DA, GK, IK, NK and SH, all with full margins or nearly so and all with black Maltese Crosses, some imperfections.
781 | £110
1840 1d. black plate 8, three examples, OG cancelled in red and CK and PA cancelled in black, also plate 7 PH with black M.C., clear to good margins, some small faults. S.G. Spec. A46 & 44. Photo.
782 | £160
1840 1d. black plate 8, three examples, CA, CK and FL with good to large margins and black Maltese Crosses, small imperfections, CK matched with red state 2 (good margins, creased). S.G. Spec. AS46 & 54.
783 £150
1840 1d. grey-black plate 8 BK very fine used with excellent even margins and neat black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS46var. Photo.
784 £130
1840 1d. black plate 8 CE very fine used with good margins and attractive red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. A46. Photo.
785 £320
1840 1d. black plate 8 CK-CL scarce pair, fine used with clear to large margins and light brownish shade Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. AS46, cat. 2,100. Photo.
786 £140
1840 1d. black plate 8 CL of superb appearance with good margins and neat almost complete ruby shade Maltese Cross, small corner faults not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
787 £160
1840 1d. black plate 8 EG very fine used with ample to good margins and light neat centrally struck black Maltese Cross on 1841 (Aug. 18th) cover to London with ''MARSDEN/LANCASHIRE'' u.d.c. in black on reverse, adhesive not tied but belongs in our opinion. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
788 £100
1840 1d. black plate 8 EH fine used with clear to good margins and neat black Maltese Cross on 1841 (March 29th) cover from London to Stratford upon Avon. S.G. Spec. AS46, cat. 600. Photo.
789 £150
1840 1d. black plate 8 EK, a greyish shade, very fine used and most attractive with good to large margins and red Maltese Cross leaving profile clear. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
791 £60
1840 1d. black plate 8 HF, close to large margins, lightly struck red Maltese Cross. Photo.
792 £550
1840 1d. black plate 8 HL (constant variety) fine used with ample to huge margins with part sheet margin at right showing part inscription, tied to piece by upright strike of a black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS46c. Photo.
793 £160
1840 1d. black plate 8 KE-KF scarce pair with good margins and black Maltese Crosses on 1841 (April 17th) letter from Oxford to Leamington, KF crossedd by filing fold causing 6mm internal split, some cover imperfections. S.G. Spec. AS46, cat. 2,100 (off cover). Photo.
794 £80
1840 1d. black plate 8 KI fine used with good margins except frame-line just shaved at upper left corner of NW square, tied by black Maltese Cross to 1841 (March) cover to London, shows indistinct ''BARROW ON HUMBER/MR 6/1841'' c.d.s. at upper left. S.G. Spec. AS46.
795 £95
1840 1d. black plate 8 LF very fine used with good to large margins and neat black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
797 £190
1840 1d. black plate 8 QJ fine used with good even margins and neat strike of the experimental black Maltese Cross on clean 1841 (Jan. 9th) local London cover with ''T.P/Old Broad St'' alongside adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
798 £160
1840 1d. intense black plate 8 TD very fine used with good to large margins and red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
799 £2000
1840 1d. black plate 8 TE state 2 provisional printing without ''O'' flaw and showing burr rub in left margin, an exceptional and probably unique marginal example showing 'abels ABOVE the A' inscription and with good to large margins other sides, tied by black Maltese Cross and additionally by red ''PAID/18 OC 18/1841'' tombstone to piece of original cover travelling to Europe. S.G. Spec. AS50. Photo.
800 £8000
1840 1d. black plate 8 TG, a remarkable unused marginal example with full sheet margin at foot showing 'ards the RIGHT HAND' inscription and with good to very large margins other sides, trace of faint creasing not detracting from the exceptional appearance, otherwise fine and very rare. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
801 | £290
1840 1d. black plate 9, four examples, EK with red M.C. and GA, MG and OJ (matched in red) cancelled in black, MG and the red just touched at one point, otherwise with full margins, some small imperfections. (5).
802 £160
1840 1d. black plate 9 BJ exceptionally fine used with large even margins and neat upright strike of a black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS56. Photo.
803 £230
1840 1d. black plate 9 CB-CC pair with ample to good margins and black Maltese Crosses, CB with vertical crease, matched with pair of reds (small imperfections). S.G. Spec. AS56 & 57, cat. 2,100. Photo.
804 £140
1840 1d. black plate 9 DB fine used with good to large margins and red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Nov. 28th) local London cover, filing fold well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS56. Photo.
806 £200
1840 1d. black plate 9 JJ fine used with good margins and a very fine strike of the experimental black Maltese Cross to 1841 (Jan. 16th) local London cover with blue-green ''T.P/Chancery Lane'' on front, horizontal filing fold well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS56. Photo.
807 £180
1840 1d. black plate 9 MB fine used with good margins and light red Maltese Cross on 1841 (Feb.) cover from Hatfield to Tipperary with ''HATFIELD'' undated circle in red on front and Dublin ''FE 6/41'' transit d.s. on reverse, minor cover imperfections with some tiny black ink specks toucing the stamp at top. S.G. Spec. AS56. Photo.
808 £160
1840 1d. black plate 9 ME with good margins and light strike of the whiteish Maltese Cross usually associated with Cirencester, faint crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. Sold on its merits. Photo.
810 £170
1840 1d. black plate 9 OI with just clear to large margins except frame-line just shaved at lower right corner of ''I'' square, light, neat virtually complete brownish-red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Dec. 1st) cover from Manchester to London, horizontal filing fold well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS56. Photo.
811 £130
1840 1d. black plate 9 RC with good to very large margins showing parts of two adjoining stamps, tiny imperfections not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine with neat black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS56. Photo.
812 £140
1840 1d. black plate 9 RL of very fine appearance with good to huge margins (part sheet margin at right) and neat red-brown Maltese Cross leaving profile clear, small thin at left, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS56. Photo.
813 | £350
1840 1d. black/grey-black plate 10, AH and GI both matched in red, and KE (with distinctive Manchester 'fishtail' Maltese Cross), all with full margins and cancelled in black, some faults not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS66, 67 & 69.
814 | £130
1840 1d. black plate 10 AL and EL, both cancelled in red, just clear to good margins except EL shaved at left, AL with horizontal crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS66h, cat. 2,000. Photo.
815 £120
1840 1d. black plate 10 BI used with red Maltese Cross close to large margins, scarce. S.G. AS66h, cat. 1,000. Photo.
816 £500
1840 1d. black plate 10 BJ (without ''O'' flaw), fine used with good to large margins and bold black Maltese Cross on 1841 (May 14th) envelope from London to Millbrook, Jersey, cover folds clear of adhesive. S.G. 2, Spec. AS66a, cat. 1,600. Photo.
817 £420
1840 1d. black plate 10 DC very fine used with ample to very large margins, tied to piece by both a light red Maltese Cross and black ''Woolton/Penny Post'', very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS66h, ya. Photo.
818 £380
1840 1d. black plate 10 EL on thin paper very fine used with good margins and black Maltese Cross leaving profile clear, shows marginal watermark line at right. S.G. Spec. AS66i. Photo.
819 £110
1840 1d. black plate 10 FC fine used with clear to good margins and scarce with red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS66h, cat. 1,000. Photo.
820 £90
1840 1d. grey-black plate 10 GB fine used with clear to good margins and light black Maltese Cross on small piece. S.G. Spec. AS67. Photo.
821 £1700
1840 1d. black plate 10 HA (double ''H'') exceptionally fine used with good to enormous margins showing part sheet margin at left with part of 'In wetting' inscription, and with neat almost complete red Maltese Cross, rare in this quality. R.P.S. certificate (2004). S.G. Spec. AS66f,h. Photo.
822 £140
1840 1d. black plate 10 HD fine used with clear to good margins and scarce with light red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS66h, cat. 1,000. Photo.
823 £580
1840 1d. black plate 10 JB very fine used with good margins and very scarce with red Maltese Cross on 1841 (Jan.) cover (some imperfections well clear of stamp) from London to Edinburgh showing an unusual additional strike of the red Maltese Cross on the front below the stamp, matching full margined red with clear profile included. S.G. Spec. AS66h. Photo.
824 £800
1840 1d. black plate 10 JI-JJ fine and scarce pair with good to large margins and tied by upright strikes of London Maltese Crosses in black to partly refolded 1841 (April 25th, Sunday) letter sheet (some cover imperfections) to Lincolns Inn Fields, showing scalloped edge ''SUN/AP-25/1841'' circular datestamp in red on front, stamps folded between in margin prior to use, somewhat inexplicably noted as 'partly separated' on R.P.S. certificate (2006). S.G. Spec. AS66, cat. 2,750 (off cover). Photo.
825 £620
1840 1d. black plate 10 KG very fine used with good to large margins and red Maltese Cross on 1841 (Jan. 27th) local London cover, filing fold and minor soiling well clear of adhesive, very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS66h. Photo.
826 £350
1840 1d. black plate 10 KK-KL (KL double ''L'') scarce pair on quite thin paper, good to large margins and black Maltese Crosses, KK slight creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS66, cat. 2,750. Photo.
827 £1000
1840 1d. black plate 10 OI-OJ pair (OJ constant variety in NW corner square) with clear to good margins virtually all around, fine used with black Maltese Crosses on 1841 (Feb.) cover (lacking side-flaps) from Manchester to Sheffield, atttractive and very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS66/g, cat. 2,750+ (off cover). Photo.
828 £300
1840 1d. black plate 10 PI with ample to good margins except just clipped at upper left, cancelled grey-blue Maltese Cross (probably Preston) on small piece. S.G. 2g, Spec. AS66vc, cat. 6,000. Photo.
829 £420
1840 grey-black plate 10 QJ fine used with good margins and neat black Maltese Cross on clean and uncreased 1841 (May 4th) cover from Halifax to Todmorden, very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS67. Photo.
830 £120
1840 1d. black plate 10 RH (long tailed ''R'') matched in red, both with full margins and black Maltese Crosses, vertical creases not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS66/69c. Photo.
831 £1600
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 11 AI very fine used with good to large margins and a bold upright strike of a black Maltese Cross on piece with London 'Shield' datestamp in red ''8NT8/AP 10/1814'' (error of year date). S.G. Spec. AS72, cat. 3,800+. Photo.
832 £320
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 11 EI with clear to margins all around except at upper left, faint crease, matched with a fine red. S.G. Spec. AS72 & 74, cat. 3,900. Photo.
833 £400
1840 1d. black plate 11 NB with good margins except just touched or clipped, neat black Maltese Cross, small corner crease not mentioned on B.P.A. certificate (1978). S.G. Spec. AS73, cat. 4,000. Photo.
834 £2000
1840 1d. black plate 11 NL, used with large part sheet margin at right, showing 'Back be careful n' inscription, full margins, if close at top left, tied to piece by indistinct black Maltese Cross with ''ROYSTON/MR 4/1841'' datestamp alongside, a very rare plate with marginal inscription. S.G. Spec. AS73. Photo.
835 £2500
1840 1d. black plate 11 OG very fine used with good to large margins and black Maltese Cross. R.P.S. certificate (2004). S.G. 2, Spec. AS73, cat. 4,000. Photo.
836 £420
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 11 OL attractive used on 1841 (April 13th) cover from Poole to Blandford with neat black Maltese Cross, adhesive with mainly just clear to good margins except at upper left corner where cut into and a portion of another adhesive has been added for cosmetic purposes, ''POOLE'' c.d.s. on front. S.G. Spec. AS72, cat. 8,500. Photo.
837 £270
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 11 QI with clear to good margins on about three sides, touched at left, black Maltese Cross, some creasing, matched with a full margined red. S.G. Spec. AS72 & 74, cat. 3,900. Photo.
838 £1750
1840 1d. black plate 11 QL exceptionally fine used with ample to large margins and neat black Maltese Cross. S.G. 2, Spec. AS73, cat. 4,000. Photo.
839 £13000
1840 1d. black plate 11 SD fine used with just clear to good margins and very rare with red Maltese Cross, one of the finest examples we have seen. Ex Basil Stranack (lot 355). R.P.S. certificate (1955) and Karl-Albert Louis Provenance certificate (2003). S.G. Spec. AS73e, cat. 17,500. Photo.
840 £4400
1840 V.R. Official 1d. black IH unused with ample to good margins, a little soiled, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (1983) rather harshly states 'stained'. S.G. V1, cat. 18,000. Photo.
841 £2500
1840 V.R. Official 1d. black RK, of fine unused appearance, regummed and with small closed split at top. S.G. V1, cat. 18,000. Photo.
842 | £200
1840 2d. blue plates 1 BD, RA, 2 JF and OA, full margined examples with some faults, RA and JF cancelled in red, mainly good to fine appearance. (4).
843 | £250
1840 2d. blue plate 1, four examples, RG with light red Maltese Cross, CA bright blue (R.P.S. certificate, 1994), IJ and MB cancelled in black, mainly good to fine with just clear to good margins.
844 £110
1840 2d. plate 1 DE-DF pair, margins all round, red Maltese Crosses, few imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DS5, cat 1,500. Photo.
846 £150
1840 2d. deep full blue plate 1 AJ (shifted basal transfer), fine used with clear to very large margins and red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. DS1c. Photo.
847 £720
1840 2d. deep full blue plate 1 AL (double ''L''), an exceptional example with huge margins all around and red Maltese Cross, a striking stamp, trivial corner bend confined to margin at lower right. Holcombe opinion (1999). S.G. Spec. DS1j. Photo.
848 £200
1840 2d. blue plate 1 BC very fine used with good to large margins and red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
849 £260
1840 2d. blue plate 1 CD-CE pair (CD double ''D''), fine used with clear to good margins and oily red Maltese Crosses, small scissor cut in margin between at foot. S.G. 5, Spec. DS5/j. Photo.
850 £260
1840 2d. blue plate 1 CD-CE used pair, small to large margins all round, neat red Maltese Crosses. few slight creases, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
851 £350
1840 2d. plate 1 CI-CJ pair in an almost steel-blue shade, most attractive with good even margins and light black Maltese Crosses, CJ shows small printing flaw below ''S'' of ''POSTAGE'', CI with small corner crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. Ex Zeev Barak. Photo.
851 | £350
1840 2d. plate 1 CI-CJ pair in an almost steel-blue shade, most attractive with good even margins and light black Maltese Crosses, CJ shows small printing flaw below ''S'' of ''POSTAGE'', CI with small corner crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. Ex Zeev Barak. Photo.
852 £250
1840 2d. blue plate 1 CK-CL pair, fine with ample to large margins and black Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. DS5, cat. 1,500. Photo.
853 £100
1840 2d. blue plate 1 CK-CL pair (CK constant variety) with good margins except CK just clipped at top, CL light vertical crease, otherwise fine used with neat black Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. DS5/k. Photo.
854 £320
1840 2d. blue plate 1 DJ state 2 with re-entry fine used with full margins and light red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Nov.) local Edinburgh cover (lacking side-flaps), filing creases well clear of adhesive and the address faded out and rewritten. S.G. Spec. DS5i, cat. 1,500 (off cover). Photo. See also lot ?? for DJ state 1
856 £1000
1840 2d. blue plate 1 EE-EH strip of four, small to large margins all round, EG creased, EH has minute scissor cut just into ''E'' letter square, otherwise a fine scarce multiple. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
857 £250
1840 2d. pale blue plate 1 EH-EI fine used pair with ample to large margins and light red Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. DS6, cat. 1,500. Photo.
858 £210
1840 2d. blue plate 1 FB-FC pair in a pale shade showing slight plate wear, good margins and red Maltese Crosses, FC with vertical crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. Photo.
861 £290
1840 2d. blue plate 1 GC-GD pair, fine with small to large margins tied to small piece with brownish-red Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. DS5, cat. 1,500. Photo.
862 £130
1840 2d. blue plate 1 GF showing slight plate wear, most attractive with good margins and neat virtually compete red Maltese Cross, faint crease at top not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
863 £140
1840 2d. blue plate 1GH fine used with small to large margins, tied to piece by red Maltese Cross with boxed ''PAID/1d EXTRA'' alongside, also in red. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
864 £190
1840 2d. blue plate 1 GJ showing slight signs of re-entry, a most attractive bright shade with ample to good margins and neat red Maltese Cross, trivial corner crease at lower right not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
866 £150
1840 2d. blue plate 1 HD, most attractive with good to large margins and red Maltese Cross leaving profile clear, slight creasing and small fault on reverse not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
867 £290
1840 2d. blue plate 1 KA-KB scarce marginal pair with part sheet margin at left showing part inscription, good to very large margins other sides, black Maltese Crosses, some surface rubbing and other imperfections. S.G. Spec. DS5, cat. 1,500+. Photo.
868 £550
1840 2d. blue plate 1 MC-MD pair, fine used with ample to large margins, exceptional clear neat red Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. DS5, cat. 1,500. Photo.
869 £210
1840 2d. blue plate 1 MF, a pale shade, with good margins and bold black Maltese Cross with two dots between inner and central segments, trace of slight creasing. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
872 £320
1840 2d. pale blue plate 1 NA-NB pair very fine used with clear to good margins and very light red Maltese Crosses leaving profiles clear, NA shows unusual inking flaw on Queen's chin and lip. S.G. 6, Spec. DS6, cat. 1,500+. Photo.
873 £450
1840 2d. blue plate 1 NI with a good strike on the distinctive Greenock Maltese Cross in black with solid centre due to ink clogging, on 1842 (Sept. 2nd) large piece with ''GREENOCK'' and ''GLASGOW'' boxed datestamps, adhesive with just clear to good margins. R.P.S. certificate (2005). S.G. Spec. DS6va, cat. 1,800+.
875 £200
1840 2d. blue plate 1 QJ, an almost milky shade, fine used with good to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross. Photo.
876 £350
1840 2d. deep full blue plate 1 RC, a most unusual intense overinked shade showing clogging of ink particularly in the side networks towards the top and around the top of the Queen's head, fine used with full margins and crisp red-brown shade Maltese Cross, minor wrinkles. S.G. Spec. DS1var. Photo.
877 £320
1840 2d. blue plate 1 RG fine used with good margins and an almost complete strike of a brownish orange Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
878 £180
1840 2d. pale blue plate 1 RL showing slight plate wear, fine used with ample to very large margins and red Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. DS6. Photo.
879 £150
1840 2d. blue plate 1 SB with two strikes of a black Maltese Cross together with a red M.C., good margins on three sides, touched at top, small marks on reverse. S.G. Spec. DS5ug, unpriced. Photo.
880 £100
1840 2d. blue plate 1 SI, a most attractive large margined example with light virtually complete red Maltese Cross, light horizontal crease, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
881 £320
1840 2d. pale blue plate 1 SJ-SK pair in a 'cold' shade, very fine used with large to very large margins, black Maltese Crosses, an attractive pair. S.G. Spec. DS6, cat. 1,500+. Photo.
882 | £200
1840 2d. blue plate 2, three examples, BK and LF with clear to good margins and black M.C.'s, and SH apparently with large margins but repaired at right on 1841 (June) entire letter from Dumfries to Edinburgh, sold 'as is'.
885 £110
1840 2d. blue plate 2 DH, good even margins all round and black Maltese Cross, pressed vertical crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 5. Photo.
886 £150
1840 2d. blue plate 2 EA, a bright shade, fine used with clear to good margins and light doubly struck red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. DS8f. Photo.
887 £800
1840 2d. blue plate 2 EI, a most attractive pale shade, exceptionally fine used with good margins and neat black Maltese Cross on clean 1841 (Dec. 16th) entire letter from London to Wellington ('Fox Bros.' correspondence), vertical filing fold well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
888 £1600
1840 2d. blue plate 2 FD very fine used with good to very large margins and very scarce with red Maltese Cross on neat 1840 (Nov. 23rd) cover from London to Dundee. S.G. Spec. DS8f, cat. 3,000. Photo.
891 £2400
1840 2d. blue plate 2 JF-JG rare pair with clear blue Maltese Crosses, just clear to good margins except each just touched on one side, tiny imperfections. Clear R.P.S. certificate (2003) and Karl-Albert Louis Provenance certificate (2003) - 'six pairs, two strips of four and a block of four cancelled by blue Maltese Crosses are recorded to date'. S.G. 5e, Spec. DS8ud, cat. 15,000. Photo.
892 £120
1840 2d. blue plate 2 JH fine used with clear to large margins and light upright strike of a black Maltese Cross. S.G. 5, Spec. DS8. Photo.
894 £170
1840 2d. blue plate 2 KL with just clear to good margins except possibly just shaved at right, with neat upight red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Nov. 5th) cover from London to Coventry, filing creases and cover tear well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. DS8f, cat. 3,000. Photo.
895 £350
1840 2d. deep blue plate 2 OC-OD pair fine used with good to very large margins and black Maltese Crosses, tiny scissor cuts in margin well clear of frame-lines. Holcombe opinion (1988). S.G. Spec. DS7, cat. 1,750+. Photo.
896 £3200
1840 2d. blue plate 2 OH-OL strip of five with mainly good to very large margins and clear neat strikes of Scottish Maltese Cross in black, small split in margin between OI and OJ at top and OJ minor creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and most attractive. S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
897 £1600
1840 2d. blue plate 2 OH-PC very scarce and attractive block of four with black Maltese Crosses, repaired and some creasing. S.G. Spec. DS8, cat. 22,000. Photo.
898 £380
1840 2d. blue plate 2 OI-OL strip of four with clear to good margins almost all around except OK touched at foot, OI and OJ a little discoulered and OJ vertical crease. S.G. Spec. DS8, cat. 3,500 (as two pairs). Photo.
899 £700
1840 2d. blue plate 2 PC-PE strip of three, all just touched one one side, good to large margins other sides, used on 1841 (Feb. 2nd) entire, cancelled by red Maltese Crosses, very scarce. S.G. Spec. DS8f. Photo.
900 £420
1840 2d. blue plate 2 PL, a bright shade, exceptionally fine used with good margins and clear neat red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. DS8f, cat. 1,000. Photo.
901 £420
1840 2d. blue plate 2 QA-QB pair (QA double letter just touched), small to large margins elsewhere, tied to 1843 (March) entire headed ''STAMPED REVENUE'' to Dublin (misspelt as ''Dudlin''), with neat black Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
902 £200
1840 2d. pale blue plate 2 QL (re-entry) fine used with small to good margins and light black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. DS8a. Photo.
903 | £60
1840 2d. blue plate 2 RD with English 1844-type cancellation in black, clear to good margins except repaired at upper left corner. S.G. 5i, DS8xc, cat. 1,500.
905 £500
1840 2d. deep blue plate 2 TH, a marginal example in an exceptionally deep shade with neat black Maltese Cross, shows '.AND SIDE of the' inscription, vertically split at left but a most attractive stamp. S.G. 4, Spec. DS7. Photo.
906 £2200
1840 Rainbow Colour Trials: Second trial plate, state 2 top marginal single in lilac-rose on unwatermarked, ungummed, wove paper, deeply blued by prussiate of potash, very fine. S.G. Spec. DP20(2)a, cat. from 4,000. Photo.
907 £2300
1840 Rainbow Colour Trials: Second trial plate, state 3 single [probably R1/3] in blue showing strong ivory head on white wove paper, very fine. S.G. Spec. DP20(3)b, cat. from 4,000. Photo.
908 £2700
1840 Rainbow Colour Trials: Second trial plate, state 3 single [R2/5] in deep blue on white wove paper watermarked small crown (sideways), very fine and rare. S.G. Spec. DP20(3)c. Photo.
909 | £2800
1841 Postal Notice complete bearing 1d. plate 10 ED and lower left corner marginal 2d with blank corner letter squares from the small trial plate of 12, together with two 1d. pink envelopes overprinted large type ''SPECIMEN'' in red, an exceptionally fine and fresh example, housed in a glazed frame. S.G. Spec. PN3, cat. 7,000.
910 | £1050
1841 1d. a used accumulation in a small stockbook, comprising 377 with Maltese Crosses and 204 with numeral cancels, varied condition. (581).
916 | £420
1841 1d. collection in varied condition incl. distinctive M.C.'s with Norwich (7, one on cover and two on pieces), Belfast (on cover), Cork (3, 2, on pieces), plate 75 LK 'Union Jack' re-entry (poor), plate 77 SA with large to very large margins and cancelled solely by a legible strike of the boxed ''No. 1'' Receiving House handstamp of Arundel on 1848 (May 7th) large part cover (lacking side-flaps) to London with ''LITTLEHAMPTON/MAY 7/1848'' c.d.s. in red on front and ''ARUNDEL/MY 7/1848'' c.d.s. in black on upper flap, stamp with small natural(?) surface fault (indicated by red manuscript note on front), five apparently with private roulettes, etc. (51 items).
917 | £150
1841 1d. a used selection on stockleaves, incl. shades, three pairs, some with Maltese Cross cancels, etc., varied condition. (110).
919 | £400
1841 1d. collection on covers (60) in an album, some with Maltese Crosses incl. nos. ''1'', ''6'', ''8'', ''10'' in M.C.'s, etc., condition varies in places but many are fine to very fine with full margins, also 2d. plate 4 IE with full margins on 1853 (Dec.) cover from Edinburgh to Dunkeld.
921 | £900
1841 1d., an interesting balance of a property incl. plate 84 AK unused top marginal example with full sheet margin showing inscription, plate 34 RI-SJ block of four (divided in two by scissor cut) cancelled no. ''12'' in M.C.'s on piece, plate 35 GK-GL marginal pair showing inscription, plate 62 block of 8, plate 140 PD-PH large margined strip of 5, distinctive M.C.'s in Kilmarnock (fine strike on poor stamp), coloured 1844-type numerals (some on covers), plate 71 RF with London Inland Section diamond in oval of bars without central numeral, etc., condition varies in places. (54 items).
922 | £160
1841 1d. red-brown, a selection on leaves, incl. two mint examples, Maltese Crosses (18, one with no. ''10'' in Cross), numerals, shades, etc. (60).
923 | £720
1841 1d. AATL reconstruction (less AI, CD and HD), mainly full margined examples of good to very fine appearance, some faults. (237).
924 | £110
1841 1d. red-brown BE good to large margins, used on 1847 (Feb. 19) entire from Hexham to London, on reverse has printed Temperance label ''The public wrestlers of the ancients abstained from intoxicating liquors, and lived principally on figs-Bacchus''.
925 £270
1841 1d. red-brown CA (on piece) and OG, both with full margins and clear blue Maltese Crosses, some creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. 8l, Spec. B1sc, cat. 1,000. Photo.
928 £320
1841 1d. red-brown HH fine used with full margins and blue-green Irish ''289'' numeral of Kingstown on 1846 (Jan. 17th) small neat envelope to Leamington showing matching ''KINGSTOWN/JA 17/1846/D'' c.d.s. and black ''MONKSTOWN'' on front. Photo.
929 | £170
1841 1d. red-brown KC, CC and FJ tied by late use black Maltese Crosses to separate 1846 (June) and 1848 (July and Jan.) covers respectively, CC cover showing red ''Amlwch/Penny Post'' on front and the other two with indistinct ''Llangefni/Penny Post'' in black, each with ''BANGOR'' transit backstamps, adhesives cut into but a scarce trio.
931 £220
1841 1d. pale red-brown on blued MA, a huge margined example tied by superb Irish ''105'' numeral of Carrick on Suir in blue to 1847 (June 24th) piece with matching c.d.s., exceptional. Photo.
935 £180
1841 1d. red-brown OD and 2d. blue plate 3 RD with good to fine large part strikes of the distinctive Norwich Maltese Cross, clear to good margins, good to fine. S.G. Spec. B1ts & ES11uh, cat. 750. Photo.
936 £200
1841 1d. red-brown PJ with full margins and indistinct 1844-type cancellations in both red and black, fine. Ex Danzig. Photo.
937 | £1300
1841 1d., a plated two volume collection, between plates 33 and 174, all with London numeral cancellations identified by type, mostly good to very fine strikes on mostly full margined adhesives, some faults. (620).
938 | £520
1841 1d, a used plated collection on stockleaves, incl. various plates from 12 to 154, with range of shades, most with full margins, etc., varied condition. (111).
940 | £1000
1841 1d. an accumulation in a stockbook, incl. range of plated from 1b to 172, Numbers in Cross 1 to 12 complete, distinctive Crosses with Kelso, Manchester, Norwich, blue cancels, re-entries, pairs and strips, varied condition. (100's).
941 | £250
1841 1d. red-brown (12) cancelled set of nos. ''1'' to ''12'' in Maltese Crosses, mainly good to fine large part strikes on mostly full margined adhesives, also 1d. CD-CI full margined strip of six cancelled no. ''12'' in M.C.'s, some faults. (18). S.G. 8m, cat. 3,455.
943 | £80
1841 1d. QF-QH strip of three with Cork Maltese Crosses, QF rejoined, QG-QH cut into.
944 | £450
1841 1d. red-brown (17) all with town cancellations, strikes and condition varied but some good, variety of different towns, a couple coloured, incl. CC with four margins and unusual combination of number ''7'' in Maltese Cross, part Lyme town cancel and inverted watermark, etc.
945 | £260
1841 1d. a used selection all with Irish numerals, incl. three pairs, shades, most with full margins, mainly good to fine. (29).
946 | £160
1841 1d. a used selection all with Scottish numeral cancels, incl. pair and strip of five, all with full margins, mainly fine. (24).
947 | £250
1841 1d. red-brown, 'black' plates selection incl. plate 1c TC with full margins and virtually complete black Maltese Cross, etc., condition varies. (9). S.G. 7.
949 £230
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b NJ-NK pair exceptionally fine used with good to huge margins and neat Scots Maltese Crosses on clean 1841 (June 29th) entire letter from Edinburgh to Inverary, NJ shows retouched ''N'', scissor cut between almost separating stamps and just shaving frame line of NJ at lower right, filing folds well clear of stamps. S.G. Spec. AS6/e. Photo.
953 £190
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 JB state 1 pre-provisional printing, fine used with good to very large margins and slightly indistinct black Maltese Cross on 1841 (July) entire letter from Lampeter to Aberystwith with similarly indistinct ''LAMPETER/JY 29/1841'' c.d.s. on front, very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS35, cat. 550 (off cover). Photo.
954 | £80
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 LC and MB (state 1) good to fine with good to very large margins and black Maltese Crosses on separate 1841 entire letters to Aberystwith from Llandovery and Drogheda. S.G. 7, Spec. AS26, cat. 550.
957 £5000
1841 1d. red-brown plate 9 ID with good to large margins virtually all around, just touched at upper right corner, tied by doubly struck red Maltese Cross of Rugeley (struck at the usual angle for this Postmaster!) on clean 1841 (June 21st) cover to Eaton Bishop, with ''GREAT HEYWOOD'' undated circle and ''RUGELY/JU 21/1841'' and (faint) ''HEREFORD/JU 22'' c.d.s's on reverse. Rare. S.G. Spec. AS57va, cat. 30,000. Photo.
958 £190
1841 1d. red-brown plate 9 JB fine used with good margins and neat black Maltese Cross, placed sideways on February 19th 1841 wrappper from London to Darlington, a very early use, being the earliest date of this plate in red-brown recorded by Statham. S.G. Spec. AS57. Photo.
960 | £300
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11, AB, BF, CI, DE, ED, FC, GB, HL, IF, KC, all with full margins, fine to very fine. (10). S.G. 7, Spec. BS2. cat. 1,000.
962 | £780
1841 1d. plates 12 to 131 (less 107, 114, 116 & 120) and 185253 alphabet II 1d. plates 132174 (less 134 but with additional 138), mainly full margined examples of fine to very fine appearance, some faults. (159).
966 | £80
1841 1d. red-brown plate 12 DJ fine with good margins and black Maltese Cross on 1841 (May) cover from Derby to London and plate 22 RJ with good to large margins and doubly struck blackish-blue Maltese Cross on 1842 (Sept.) cover to Southwell with blue ''DERBY/SE20/1842'' c.d.s. on reverse.
967 £850
1841 1d. red-brown plate 12 SB exceptionally fine used with good margins and neat strike of the distinctive Edinburgh Maltese Cross and with a further additional strike below and just touching the adhesive on 1841 (Nov. 30th) local cover, most attractive and unusual. S.G. Spec. BS1. Photo.
970 £420
1841 1d. red-brown plate 14 KJ-LK block of four and MJ-MK pair used together on piece and showing most unusual pre- separation slits (mechanical?) in the vertical and horizontal margins between the stamps, all but KJ showing basal shifts, black Maltese Crosses, also 2d. plate 3 DA-DB pair on piece showing similar separations and with London Inland Section ''17'' numerals. (2 items). Photo.
972 £250
1841 1d. red-brown plate 14 TD (basal shift) fine used with good to large margins and tied by both clear ''Poulton/Penny Post'' and Maltese Cross in black. S.G. Spec. BS3d, wa, cat. 450. Photo.
973 £110
1841 1d. red-brown plate 17 OF with inverted watermark, close to large margins, black Maltese Cross clear of profile, small rub on front, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS6var. Photo.
974 £80
1841 1d. red-brown plate 18 MF fine with clear to good margins and a very fine almost complete strike of a dark blue Maltese Cross, also KL on piece and JJ (faults) with double and treble strikes of black M.C.'s, and MA (small faults) with black M.C. and part additional Penny Post handstamp in black, all with full margins. (4). Photo.
976 £650
1d. red-brown plate 19 PG-PJ strip of four with an unusual unidentified distinctive Maltese Cross, PG with full margins but creased, others mostly with margins on three sides. Photo.
977 £180
1841 1d. red-brown plate 20 CH used on 1842 (Aug. 22nd) cover from Blackburn to Selby, redirected from Selby to Clitheroe with 1d. plate 17 PB, with upright strikes of different black Maltese Crosses, filing crease well clear of adhesives. Photo.
979 £600
1841 1d. red-brown plate 21 LH with clear to large margins, fine used on small piece with Mullingar distinctive Maltese Cross with Mullingar c.d.s. below dated March 3rd. 1842, rare. Ex Fraser. BS10tr, cat 2,500. Photo.
980 £920
1841 1d. red-brown plate 21 RH with clear to good margins on three sides, cut into at right, tied by an exceptional trike of the distinctive Mullingar Maltese Cross to large part 1842 (April) cover (lacking right side-flap) to Dublin. R.P.S. certificate (2006). S.G. Spec. BS10tr, cat. 8,500. Photo.
983 £110
1841 1d. red-brown plate 29 KE-KK strip of seven with good to very large margins and black Maltese Crosses, some light creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. BS18. Photo.
984 | £200
1841 1d. plate 30, twenty-eight full margined examples, all with black Maltese Crosses, one with number ''1'', good to fine. S.G. Spec. BS19, cat. 3,080.
985 £220
1841 1d. red-brown plate 30 MC-MF scarce strip of four with good to large margins and light black Maltese Crosses, MF with slight trace of creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS19, cat. 500+. Photo.
986 £520
1841 1d. red-brown plate 36 LI fine used with good to very large margins and tied by an exceptionally fine strike of the distinctive Waterford Maltese Cross to 1843 (Dec. 6th) entire letter to Dublin (to the same addressee as the two Waterford covers illustrated in The Maltese Cross Cancellations of the United Kingdom, 2nd edition, pages 100 & 101, by Alcock & Holland). Photo.
987 £480
1841 1d. red-brown plate 38 ED fine with small to good margins and tied by a double strike of framed ''TOO LATE'' in black to small piece, most unusual. Ex Danzig. S.G. Spec. BS26A, var. Photo.
988 £200
1841 1d. red-brown plate 47 CJ with ample to good margins and a light strike of an Irish numeral of a distinctly reddish hue. R.P.S. certificate (2001) stated 'mixed inks'. Photo.
989 | £85
1841 1d. red-brown plate 47 KA-KL complete used row of twelve with ''493'' numerals of Maidstone, ample to large margins except KL just cut into at upper right, KB with large tear and KG torn in two and rejoined with hinge, scarce. S.G. Spec. BS27.
990 £520
1841 1d. red-brown plate 63 DC-ED exceptionally fresh mint block of four with ample to huge margins and large part to full original gum, vertical bend mainly in margin between DC and DD and just crossing left side of ED, not apparent from front. S.G. Spec. BS28. Photo.
992 £520
1841 1d. pale red-brown plate 94 QL very fine used with good margins and clear ''259'' numeral of Walmer in a distinct yellow-brown (no trace of black contamination), very scarce. S.G. Spec. BS31var. Photo.
993 £80
1841 1d. orange-brown plate 95 PA very fine used with large or very large margins and blue ''864'' numeral of Wells on small piece. S.G. Spec. BS31(6)xb. Photo.
994 £80
1841 1d. orange-brown plate 96 IF fine used with good to large margins and blue ''692'' numeral of Yoxford. S.G. Spec. BS31(6)xb. Photo.
995 £2100
1841 1d. red-brown plate 96 JA-HJ used block of twenty (10 x 2) with London Inland Section ''20'' numerals, good margins except 7 touched or cut into and some creasing as usual, a rare large multiple from an 'Archer' plate, most higher rates being paid by the 2d. or the embossed issue at the time of registration (Dec. 6th 1849) of this plate. S.G. Spec. BS31. Photo.
996 | £90
1841 1d. red-brown plate 97 a used selection, incl. strip of four, one part entire, shades, etc., mixed condition. (131). S.G. Spec. BS31, cat. 3,930.
997 | £380
1841 1d. red-brown plate 97 SA-SL complete used row of twelve with Whitby ''875'' numerals, mainly good to large margins except SF-SH cut into at top, some creasing as usual but otherwise mostly fine and a very scarce multiple from 'Archer' plate. S.G. Spec. BS31.
998 £190
1841 1d. red-brown plate 99 QC-QE very fine used strip of three with good to large margins and deep blue ''488'' numerals of Lynn . Ex Danzig. Photo. S.G. 8o, Spec. BS31xb. Photo.
1000 | £95
1841 1d. red-brown plate 104 a used selection, incl. strips of three and four, shades, etc., mixed condition. (77). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 2,500+.
1001 | £480
1841 1d. red-brown plate 107 used selection of this scarce plate, incl. pair, shades, etc., mixed condition. (64). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 16,000.
1002 | £95
1841 1d. red-brown plate 108 a used selection, incl. block of four, one front, shades, etc., mixed condition. (74). S.G. Spec. BS32, cat. 2,738+.
1003 £260
1841 1d. red-brown on very blue paper plate 115 AC-BF block of eight with neat blue ''860'' numerals of Wellington, BD-BF with good margins, touched or cut into elsewhere and some creasing, otherwise fine. S.G. 8p, Spec. BS32xb, cat. 1,400 (as singles). Photo.
1004 £200
1841 1d. red-brown plate 130 FI-FL strip of four with good to large margins and blue ''220'' numerals of Bala, FI with light vertical crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and most attractive. Photo. S.G. 8o, Spec. BS32xb. Photo.
1005 £4000
1841 2d. blue proof from small trial plate of 12 without corner letters, an upper left corner marginal block of four [R1/12/2] with watermark upright, very fine. R.P.S. certificate (2005). S.G. Spec. DP43, cat. 6,000+. Photo.
1006 £4000
1841 2d. blue proof from small trial plate of 12 without corner letters, an upper right corner marginal block of four [R1/32/4] with watermark upright, very fine. R.P.S. certificate (2005). S.G. Spec. DP43, cat. 6,000+. Photo.
1007 £720
1841 2d. blue proof from small trial plate of 12 without corner letters, an upper right corner marginal example [R1/4] with watermark upright (misplaced to foot), very fine. S.G. Spec. DP43, cat. 1,500. Photo.
1008 £900
1841 2d. blue proof from small trial plate of 12 without corner letters, a marginal example [R2/1] with watermark upright (misplaced to left), very fine. S.G. Spec. DP43, cat. 1,500. Photo.
1009 £220
1841 2d. blue proof from small trial plate of 12 without corner letters, single with watermark upright, slightly soiled, small thin, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DP43. Photo.
1012 | £620
1841 2d. blue, a selection with plate 3 OA-OB pair with clear blue ''107'' numerals of Bradford, MG-MK strip of five cancelled no. ''12'' in M.C.'s, plate 4 JD-JJ strip of seven (partly severed between JE & JF), CG-CJ strip of four, KK-KL marginal pair showing inscription (KL torn), PG-PI strip, BA-BC-CA, CC irregular 'block of five on piece with 1841 1d., TA corner marginal with part sheet margins showing just a trace of marginal plate no., etc. (36).
1015 £140
1841 2d. blue plate 3 AI-BK scarce block of six (3 x 2) with mainly clear to large margins (AI and BK each just touched on one side) and neat Irish ''260'' numerals of Kenmare, some creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. Photo.
1016 £1750
1841 2d. blue plate 3 AL very fine used with ample to good margins and neat central strike of the distinctive York Maltese Cross on clean 1843 (Dec. 11th) entire letter to Halifax, backstamped at York (Dec. 11th) and Halifax (12th), most attractive. Ex Carruthers. R.P.S. certificate (1995) states 'not tied but genuine as far as one can say', however the Maltese Cross clearly ties the adhesive 'through the cover'. S.G. Spec. ES11ui, cat. 3,200. Photo.
1018 | £80
1841 2d. blue plate 3 BH-BI pair, plate 4 GC-GB pair and LB-LF strip of five, LB, LC and LF are touched, enormous margins at top, fair to fine.
1019 £400
1841 2d. blue plate 3 BK superb used with large margins and exceptional complete black Maltese Cross on 1842 (Sept. 7th) cover from London to Wellington ('Fox, Brothers' correspondence), vertical filing fold well clear of adhesive. Very rare and underrated in this quality. S.G. Spec. ES11. Photo.
1020 £550
1841 2d. blue plate 3 DA-EB block of four with good to very large margins and black Scots type Maltese Crosses, some faint creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. ES11un, cat. 2,500+. Photo.
1021 £450
1841 2d. blue plate 3 DA-DL complete row of twelve, divided into DA-DF and DG-DL strips of six, cancelled ''269'' numerals of Dursley, mainly good margins except DA, DE and DL touched or cut into on one side, DD with small split at top, otherwise mainly fine and scarce. Photo.
1022 £290
1841 2d. blue plate 3 DI-EJ attractive block of four with just clear to good margins virtually all around, clear neat Scots Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. ES11, cat. 2,500+. Photo.
1025 £200
1841 2d. pale blue plate 3 JD-KE block of four with good margins except KD touched at base, neat black Maltese Crosses, some faint creasing not detracting from appearance and KD with small repair at foot, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. ES10, cat. 2,500. Photo.
1026 £50
1841 2d. blue plate 3 KE-KG strip of three with just clear to good margins virtually all around and with good to fine strikes of no. ''12'' in Maltese Cross, slight creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. 14f, Spec. ES11vl, cat. 1,050. Photo.
1029 | £80
1841 2d. blue plate 4 EL, JL, TE and TK all with good to very large margins, fine. (4).
1030 £220
1841 2d. blue plate 4 BA unused, ample to large margins, small fault mainly in margin at right, otherwise fine. S.G. 14, Spec. ES14, cat. 3,500. Photo.
1031 £200
1841 2d. blue plate 4 EB, a fresh mint example with large margins on three sides, just shaved at side of NE corner, large part original gum, also HH on thick paper with full margins and ''466'' numeral of Liverpool and three margined JG used. Photo.
1033 £520
1841 2d. blue plate 4 EK-EL pair very fine used with immense margins and ''700'' numeral of Sheffield, an extraordinary multiple. Photo.
1034 £580
1841 2d. violet-blue on lavender tinted paper plate 4 FC, fine used with good margins and neat ''706'' numeral of Shipston on Stour. B.P.A. certificate (1990). S.G. 15aa, Spec. ES16, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1035 | £80
1841 2d. blue plate 4 FG-FH pair on quite thin paper showing exceptional ivory heads, good to very large margins, diagonal creasing mainly affecting FG not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine, matched with very fine SC16 FG-FH pair. S.G. 14c & 19.
1036 £200
1841 2d. blue plate 4 HD-HF very fine used strip of three on quite thin paper with good to large margins and neat ''447'' numerals of Leeds, HD with small corner crease at upper left. S.G. Spec. ES14. Photo.
1038 £290
1841 2d. blue plate 4 OE-PF, a fine used block of four with ample to large margins and neat ''134'' numerals of Bristol. S.G. Spec. ES11, cat. 1,100. Photo.
1039 £450
1841 2d. violet-blue plate 4 QB-RC block of four showing marked ivory head with slight sign of lavender tint, fine used with good to very large margins, very scarce. S.G. Spec. ES17. Photo.
1041 £120
1841 2d. blue plate 4 QF-QH strip of three on thin paper with watermark inverted, QF and QH touched in places, QG fine with good margins. S.G. Spec. ES14a, cat. 1,650 (as singles). Photo.
1042 £480
1841 2d. violet-blue plate 4 QK-QL pair showing marked ivory head with slight sign of lavender tint, fine used with good to very large margins. B.P.A. certificate (1992). S.G. Spec. ES17. Photo.
1043 £2500
185253 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 156 AL corner marginal imprimatur showing marginal plate number and inscription, usual marginal fold, very fine. S.G. Spec. B2. Photo.
1044 £520
185253 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 170 DB with good margins and cancelled by a dumb oval device in violet, possibly a mailbag seal, some paper fibres on reverse. Ex Danzig. S.G. Spec. B2 var. Photo.
1045 | £420
1852-53 Alphabet II: 1d. red-brown plate 173 a used selection, incl. shades, etc., mixed condition. (69). S.G. B2.
1046 £550
Later Line Engraved: 1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. red-brown plate 96 BB placed upside down on 1853 (Oct.) cover from Bodmin to Edinburgh, indistinctly cancelled. S.G. 16b, Spec. CE2, cat. 1,750. Photo.
1047 £400
Later Line Engraved: 1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. red-brown plate 96 EI fine used with neat upright strike of London District Post ''76'' numeral. S.G. 16b, Spec. CE2, cat. 475. Photo.
1048 | £210
Later Line Engraved: 1854 die I, alphabet II, SC16 1d. three marginal examples on separate covers, all badly misperforated and showing portions of marginal inscriptions, two ''without values'' and other without ''POSTAGE'', fine.
1049 | £320
Later Line Engraved: 1854 die I, alphabet II, SC16 1d. plates 157, 162164, 166, 167, 169, 171173, 175185, 187192, 194198, 200, 201, 203, R1R4, mainly good to fine, and SC14 plates 202, 204, R5 & R6 with some faults, all lettered CK and ex Gardiner-Hill. (43). S.G. Spec. C1 & C2.
1050 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1854 die I, alphabet II, SC16 1d. red-brown BB very fine and fresh mint with large part original gum. S.G. 17, Spec. C1, cat. 275. Photo.
1052 £380
Later Line Engraved: 1854 SC16 2d. blue plate 4 CA-DC block of six and CD-DE block of four rejoined with hinges to form CA-DE block of ten with light Irish diamond cancellations, CB, CE and CE with imperfections but a scarce multiple, CE shows re-entry. S.G. 19, Spec. F1/f. Photo.
1053 | £300
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die I, alphabet II SC14 1d. red-brown, a used selection, pairs, etc., varied condition. (57). S.G. Spec. C2.
1054 £500
Later Line Engraved: 1855 SC14 2d. blue plate 4 KI-LL block of eight (4 x 2) divided into two horizontal strips of four and used with London Inland Section ''14'' numerals, slight creasing otherwise fine. S.G. 23, Spec. F2, cat. 1,600+ (as singles). Photo.
1055 £780
Later Line Engraved: 1855 SC14 2d. blue plate 5 ID, a good unused example with some original gum, small imperfections. S.G. 23a, Spec. F3, cat. 6,000. Photo.
1056 £2200
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plates 1 to 21, a remarkable set of plates in matched quartets (plates 115) and matched pairs (plates 1621), lacking only LC16 plate 3, mainly good to very fine used incl. plate 3 SI, plate 13 NE, plate 15 PI, plate 16 AK, 17 HF, 18 AG, 19 LC, 20 HI and 21 IE. (71). S.G. Spec. C36, cat. 6,950 (2004). Photo.
1057 | £230
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II SC16 1d. plates 1 SL, 2 RJ, 6 MC and 7 LJ, all with watermarks inverted, plate 1 with small faults, otherwise good to fine. (4). S.G. Spec. C4c, cat. 720.
1058 | £420
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II LC14 1d. plates 12 SK, 15 LE-LF separated pair, 16 JC, 18 RF, 19 HL, TG and 20 SI, all with watermarks inverted, mainly fine appearance, some small faults. (8). S.G. Spec. C6c.
1059 | £220
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II: LC16 1d. red-brown on blued paper, fifteen used examples, mainly good to fine. S.G. Spec. C5.
1060 | £720
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 1, a mainly good to fine used selection comprising AK, DB, LG and SG matched quartets, SC14 OA-OC strip, SC16 IF-JG block of four, LC16 AK-BL block of four (faults) and LC14 AH-AK strip of four. (31). C36, cat. 1,800+ (2004).
1061 £210
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 1 SC14 AL with watermark inverted, fine and rare. S.G. Spec. C3d. Photo.
1062 £380
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 1 SC14 LI-MJ block of four in deep red-brown, exceptionally fine used with neat ''180'' numerals of Chester in deep bluish-black, most attractive and very scarce. S.G. Spec. C3. Photo.
1063 £85
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 1 SC16 BH with watermark inverted, fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. C4c. Photo.
1064 £260
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 1 SC16 BL fine used with neat almost complete strike of a black Maltese Cross, trivial corner crease. S.G. Spec. C4ta. Photo.
1065 £160
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 1 SC16 KC-LD block of four cancelled contrary to regulations with two strikes of the ''545'' numeral of Newcastle on Tyne, upper pair with perfs. a little trimmed at top, otherwise fine and most attractive. S.G. Spec. C4. Photo.
1066 £110
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 1 SC16 QG with watermark inverted, good used, tiny tone spots on tips of a few perfs. S.G. Spec. C4d. Photo.
1067 £190
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 1 LC16 LH with watermark inverted, very lightly cancelled and rare, just a slight trace of ageing. S.G. Spec. C5c. Photo.
1068 £90
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 1 LC14 IF with light black Maltese Cross, a few perfs. just blunted. S.G. Spec. C6ta
1069 | £850
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 2, a mainly good to fine used selection comprising AB, AE (less SC16), EC, CE & QF matched quartets, SC14 DI used in the Crimea, FJ-GK block of four, LJ-ML block of six, SC16 IH and JF-JG pair (creased) with watermarks inverted, LG grossly misperforated, OH-PI block of four, some imperfections. (38). C36, cat. 2,670+ (2004).
1070 £380
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 2 SC14 AA-EA vertical strip of five with two impressions of the ''Frank Ives Scudamor/Chief Examiner'' handstamp in black, some faults as usual. S.G. 24, Spec. C3(1). Photo.
1071 £160
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 2 SC14 AJ-BK block of four with Scots ''230'' numerals of Linlithgow, fine, just a slight trace of creasing. S.G. Spec. C3. Photo.
1072 £130
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 2 SC16 DH with watermark inverted, very fine. S.G. Spec. C4c. Photo.
1073 £100
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 2 SC16 EG with watermark inverted, very fine. S.G. Spec. C4c. Photo.
1074 £120
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 2 SC16 KA with watermark inverted, very fine with light ''905'' numeral of Wolverhampton. S.G. Spec. C4c. Photo.
1075 £90
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 2 SC16 LK-NK scarce vertical strip of three used in the Crimea with neat ''O*O'' cancellations, a few small tone spots otherwise fine and most attractive. S.G. Spec. C4 (Z11), cat. 225+. Photo.
1077 £55
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 2 SC16 SG with watermark inverted, corner crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C4c. Photo.
1078 £90
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 3 SC14 OE-OF pair, fine. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 200+. Photo.
1079 £800
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 3 SC14 OG-PK very rare used block of ten (5 x 2) with ''544'' numerals of Newbury, OI and PG showing constant varieties, OK-OL with vertical crease and a few other slight imperfections but very fine for a multiple of this size. S.G. Spec. C3. Photo.
1080 £70
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 3 SC16 GI showing constant blurred mark on ''GE'' of ''POSTAGE'', fine. S.G. Spec. C4var. Photo.
1081 £450
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 3 LC14 BC, an orange-brown shade, fine with neat Scots ''320'' numeral of Tain, slight rubbing at foot, otherwise fine, illustrated in The Plating of Alphabet II by W.R.D. Wiggins. S.G. Spec. C6, cat. 750. Photo.
1082 £600
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 3 LC14 BL in a pale red-brown shade on blued paper, exceptionally fine used with neat ''659'' numeral of Rugby. S.G. Spec. C6, cat. 750. Photo.
1083 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 3 LC14 HA-HC strip of three in red-brown on blued, straight edge at top but rare. S.G. Spec. C6, cat. 2,250. Photo.
1084 £75
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 3 LC14 KI and SB, fair examples with faults, KI is illustrated in The Plating of Alphabet II by W.R.D. Wiggins. S.G. Spec. C6, cat. 1,500.
1085 £450
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 3 LC14 NJ in red-brown on blued, fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. C6, cat. 750. Photo.
1086 £210
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 3 LC14 OG, slight thin on watermark, otherwise fine, illustrated in The Plating of Alphabet II by W.R.D. Wiggins. S.G. Spec. C6, cat. 750. Photo.
1087 £240
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 3 LC14 RB, a red-brown shade showing slight plate wear, on almost white paper, some small perf. faults at top, otherwise fine, illustrated in The Plating of Alphabet II by W.R.D. Wiggins. S.G. Spec. C6, cat. 750. Photo.
1088 £3800
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 3 LC14 SC-SD and TC-TD pairs forming SC-TD rejoined block of four in a most attractive pale red-brown shade on blued paper, very fine used with ''523'' numerals of Merthyr Tydfil, a great rarity of this issue, possibly unique. S.G. Spec. C6, cat. 3,000++ (as singles). Photo.
1089 | £210
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 4, BD, FI and RK matched quartets, mainly good to very fine. (12). C36, cat. 690.
1090 £160
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 4 SC14 NL, misperforated leaving the horizontal margin imperforate at top and foot, unusual. S.G. Spec. C3var. Photo.
1091 £95
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 4 SC14 OE with watermark inverted, small faults at foot, otherwise fine and neatly cancelled, very scarce. S.G. Spec. C3d. Photo.
1092 £230
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 4 SC14 RD-SE block of four most unusally cancelled by single central ''PARIS/4/NOV/56'' circular datestamp and with a few additional ink marks, some creasing, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C3. Photo.
1093 £140
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 4 SC16 JJ with watermark inverted, thin at lower right, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. Spec. C4c. Photo.
1094 £160
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 4 SC16 KJ-LL block of four, fine, one or two tiny imperfections. S.G. Spec. C4. Photo.
1095 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 4 LC16 SE-SF strip and SG, very fine used on piece with Scots ''312'' numerals of Stranraer. S.G. Spec. C5. Photo.
1096 £50
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 4 LC14 BG grossly misperforated and cut from the sheet with scissors, neat ''635'' numeral of Polperro. S.G. Spec. C6var. Photo.
1097 £2300
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 4 LC14 SA cancelled large part ''(6)70'' numeral of St. Austell in red on neat 1855 (Dec. 25th) envelope to Launceston, backstamped ''ST AUSTELL/DE 25/1855'' circular datestamp in the same red ink as the numeral, and ''LAUNCESTON'' arrival c.d.s. in black. Very rare. Ex Alcock. S.G. Spec. C6ud. Photo.
1098 £780
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5, DJ, FK, JI, LJ (re-entry), MI, RB, RG and TG matched quartets, mainly good to very fine. (32). C36, cat. 2,225. Photo.
1099 | £380
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5, a mainly fine to very fine used selection all showing the minute ''G'' of this plate, comprising SC14 NG, SC16 (13 incl. PG-PH pair), and LC14 EG, EG-EH pair, GF and QG. S.G. Spec. C3j, 4i & 6i, cat. 2,190+.
1100 £160
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 SC14, SC16 and LC14 SG showing inverted ''S'' and minute ''G'', a few short or blunted perfs., otherwise fine and neatly cancelled, a scarce trio. S.G. Spec. C3ij, 4hi & 6hi. Photo.
1101 | £85
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 SC14 AC-AD (AD double ''D'') pair with indistinct Scots numeral, GA-GC strip of three showing minute ''G's'' with Jersey ''409'' numerals, and TD-TF strip of three, mainly good to fine, latter with some imperfections. (8). S.G. Spec. C3/j.
1102 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 SC14 DB and FF in contrasting shades with watermarks inverted, good to fine, a few perfs. just blunted. S.G. Spec. C3d. Photo.
1103 £160
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 SC14 MJ re-entry with watermark inverted, very fine used with neat ''650'' numeral of Rochester. S.G. Spec. C3d/e. Photo.
1104 £180
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 SC14 SD (inverted ''S'') exceptionally fine used with neat part ''232'' Galway English type Spoon in blue. S.G. Spec. C3i, va. Photo.
1105 £150
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 SC14 SE, SH, SI, SJ and SK all showing inverted ''S'', mainly fine to very fine, a few small imperfections . (5). S.G. Spec. C3i, cat. 750. Photo.
1106 £850
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 SC14 TA-TD strip of four with watermark inverted, exceptionally fine used with light neat ''BELFAST/JU 5/1855'' English type Spoons and TA-TB additionally bearing red transit c.d.s., TD also showing re-entry, a rare multiple and most attractive. S.G. Spec. C3d/e. Photo.
1107 £210
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 SC14 TH with part strike of a black Maltese Cross, a few tiny tone spots on a few perfs., otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C3ta, cat. from 500. Photo.
1108 £190
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 SC16 AF-AH, an exceptionally fine used strip of three, AG shows minute ''G''. S.G. Spec. C4/i. Photo.
1109 £190
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 SC16 AK, DB, ED and TI with watermarks inverted, good to fine used, one or two slight imperfections. S.G. Spec. C4c, cat. 720. Photo.
1110 £120
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 SC16 CG (minute ''G'') with watermark inverted, a slightly tall stamp with wide final lower perfs. at sides. S.G. Spec. C4c,i. Photo.
1111 £280
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 SC16 HF-IH block of six (3 x 2) in deep red-brown, cancelled contrary to regulations with each vertical pair sharing a single ''790'' numeral of Thetford, HG and IG showing minute ''G'', lower strip a little creased and IF with small blemish at foot, otherwise fine and a very scarce multiple. S.G. Spec. C4/i. Photo.
1112 £210
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 SC16 IG (minute ''G'') with watermark inverted, exceptionally fine used with neat London Inland Section ''50'' numeral. S.G. Spec. C4c,i. Photo.
1113 £220
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 SC16 OG-OI scarce strip of three used in the Crimea with neat ''O*O'' cancellations, OG with minute ''G'', OI with slight corner crease otherwise fine and most attractive. S.G. Spec. C4/i (Z11), cat. 225+. Photo.
1114 £120
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 SC16 PG-QH block of four in a pale red-brown with Scots ''280'' numerals of Perth, PG and QG showing minute ''G''. S.G. Spec. C4/i. Photo.
1115 £420
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 SC16 SD, SE, SF, SH, SI, SJ, SK and SL all showing inverted ''S'', mainly fine to very fine, a few small imperfections . (8). S.G. Spec. C4h, cat. 1,280. Photo.
1116 £140
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 LC16 AH fine used with neat ''186'' of Dublin in green. S.G. Spec. C5vc. Photo.
1117 £130
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 LC16 BG (minute ''G'') with watermark inverted, small corner crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C5c. Photo.
1118 £95
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 LC16 DH-DI pair in deep red-brown on blued, light ''162'' sideways duplexes of Cardiff, faint bend, otherwise very fine. S.G. Spec. C5. Photo.
1119 £190
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 LC16 GA, GD, GK, KG and LG, all showing minute ''G'', mainly fine or very fine used, GK a little stained. (5). S.G. Spec. C5i, cat. 700. Photo.
1120 £150
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 LC16 GE (minute ''G'') with watermark inverted, a few slight tone spots on perfs. but a very fine example and very scarce. S.G. Spec. C5c, i. Photo.
1121 £120
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 LC16 SJ fine used, also SF and SL with small faults, all showing inverted ''S''. S.G. Spec. C5h, cat. 540. Photo.
1122 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 LC14 BG-BJ strip of four in a pale red-brown shade with light Oranmore English type ''368'' Spoons in blue, BG shows minute ''G'' and a few blunted perfs. at foot, BJ with small imperfections at top otherwise very fine and most attractive. S.G. Spec. C6/i, vc. Photo.
1123 £260
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 LC14 OI in orange-brown with watermark inverted, one short perf. at right otherwise very fine with light ''624'' numeral of Poole. S.G. Spec. C6(5)c. Photo.
1124 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 LC14 RD-SE block of four in red-brown, fine used with Scots ''15'' numerals of Adrossan, SD and SE showing inverted ''S'', RE with tiny corner crease. S.G. Spec. C6/h. Photo.
1125 £240
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 LC14 SD, SE, SF, SH, SI, SJ and SL all showing inverted ''S'', mainly good to very fine, a few small imperfections . (7). S.G. Spec. C6h, cat. 1,225. Photo.
1126 £180
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 LC14 SD-SF strip of three in red-brown, each showing inverted ''S'', London Inland Section ''46'' double obliterator, a few perfs. just blunted, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C6h, cat. 525. Photo.
1127 £180
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 5 LC14 SK showing inverted ''S'' very fine used with neat part Dublin ''186'' diamond Spoon in deep green. S.G. Spec. C6h, vc. Photo.
1128 | £920
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 6 collection comprising BB, KF, LL and PB matched quartets, SC14 GE, GI, HG, SC16 BG, GC, LG, MG, NG LC14 GJ & LG showing minute ''G'', LC16 PA-PD strip of 4, LC14 OC-OE and QJ-QL strips of three (latter with Crimea ''O*O'' cancellations but stained), also LC16 EH with watermark inverted but faults. (37). S.G. Spec. C36.
1129 £30
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 6 SC14 OB in a pale red-brown shade, doubly perforated at foot, fine with ''123'' numeral of Bridgewater, unusual. S.G. Spec. C3k. Photo.
1130 £400
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 6 LC16 GC-HC vertical pair in an unusual 'copper-brown' shade showing uneven blueing, GC with minute ''G'', HC with slight imperfections not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C5var. Photo.
1131 £210
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 6 LC16 FD-FE and FE-FG adjoining pairs in deep red-brown, cancelled contrary to regulations with single central strikes of the Irish ''259'' numeral of Kells, FD with small corner crease and small tone spot at top, otherwise fine and most attractive. S.G. Spec. C5. Photo.
1132 £120
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 6 LC16 JJ-JK pair, very fine. S.G. Spec. C5. Photo.
1133 £75
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 6 LC14 NF tied by Irish ''190'' numeral of Dundrum in blue-green to neat 1856 (Oct.) envelope to Dublin, the adhesive placed contrary to regulations. S.G. Spec. C6var.
1134 | £600
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 7, a mainly good to fine used selection comprising DJ, GI, JG, PB and RE matched quartets and LC16 AE-AG strip of three, a few imperfections. (23). S.G. Spec. C36, cat. 1,535.
1135 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 7 SC14 AE-BF and OE-PF, most attractive used blocks of four in contrasting red-brown and orange-brown shades, a few slight creases not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 800. Photo.
1136 £230
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 7 SC14 AI in a most unusual plum shade, very fine and lightly cancelled. Sold subject to expertisation. S.G. Spec. C3var. Photo.
1137 £110
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 7 SC14 EB with watermark inverted, exceptionally fine used, very scarce. S.G. Spec. C3d. Photo.
1138 £80
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 7 SC14 MI with watermark inverted, naetly cancelled, a few short or blunted perfs., otherwise fine and very scarce. S.G. Spec. C6c, Stoneham cat. 200. Photo.
1139 £190
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 7 LC16 AE-AF pair in a most attractive deep red-brown on blued shade, exceptionally fine used. S.G. Spec. C5. Photo.
1140 £230
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 7 LC16 IL in very deep red-brown, exceptionally fine used. S.G. Spec. C5(2). Photo.
1141 £130
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 8 SI matched quartet, exceptionally fine used, LC16 is on small piece, also SC14 QA-QD strip of four with some discolouration. (8). S.G. Spec. C36. Photo.
1143 £85
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 8 SC14 RG with watermark inverted, very fine used. S.G. Spec. C3d. Photo.
1144 £1200
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 8 SC14 SB-TI used block of sixteen (8 x 2) with mainly indistinct ''321'' numerals of Grantham, some minor imperfections as to be expected but generally fine for a multiple of this size, very rare, believed to be the largest known used block of this issue. S.G. Spec. C3. Photo.
1145 £190
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 8 LC16 AC-AE strip of four on piece with light neat ''LANCASTER/JA 3/1856'' sideways duplexes, AE with vertical crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise extremely fine. S.G. Spec. C5. Photo.
1146 | £450
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 9, a mainly good to very fine used selection comprising IG (major re-entry) matched quartet, SC16 GE-GH strip of four, LC16 LD-LE pair, CA, FJ, II (used in the Crimea but reperforated) and OB, LC14 QA-RC block of six. (20). S.G. Spec. C36, cat. 1,805+.
1147 £230
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 9 SC16 AG-BH block of four very fine used with light ''DUKE STREET'' Scots local cancellations, AG with minor corner crease. S.G. Spec. C4. Photo.
1148 £1500
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 9 SC16 BG-BL strip of six with watermark inverted, BH with pinhole, otherwise fine and of great rarity. S.G. Spec. C4c, Stoneham cat. 2,400+. Photo.
1149 £160
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 9 SC16 II with watermark inverted, very fine used with neat ''258'' numeral of Dover. S.G. Spec. C4c, Stoneham cat. 400+. Photo.
1150 £160
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 9 SC16 TD with watermark inverted, a few perfs. just blunted or with tiny tone spots, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C4c, Stoneham cat. 400+. Photo.
1151 £580
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 10 KK and KL re-entries, matched quartets, also SC16 BH used in the Crimea and NG-NI strip of three, mainly fine. (12). S.G. Spec. C36, cat. 1,580. Photo.
1152 £60
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 10 SC14 AI, misperforated, removing the upper portion would leave a very short stamp. S.G. Spec. C3var. Photo.
1153 £190
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 10 SC16 KL (re-entry) with watermark inverted, with cancellation leaving head completely clear, five perfs. trimmed at upper right, otherwise fine and very scarce. S.G. Spec. C4c,d. Stoneham cat. 300+. Photo.
1154 £500
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 10 LC16 FF-GG block of four very fine used with ''325'' numerals of Guildford, very scarce and much undercatalogued. S.G. Spec. C5. Photo.
1155 | £480
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 11, a selection comprising SC14 SH with watermark inverted, AA-AC strip used in the Crimea, SA-TB block of four cancelled in blue, SC16 TJ-TK pair in an unusual rose shade, SE-TF block of four (crease) and LC16 SB-TE rare block of eight (faults). S.G. Spec. C35.
1156 £70
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 11 SC14 LB with watermark inverted, fine. S.G. Spec. C3d. Photo.
1157 | £210
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 12, a selection comprising BC matched quartet, SC16 EC cancelled in blue, TH used in the Crimea, and LC14 GE and NB with watermarks inverted in contrasting shades, a few small imperfections. (8). S.G. Spec. C36.
1158 £210
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 12 SC14 EA-FD block of eight (4 x 2) with neat ''267'' numerals of Durham, EC-FC with vertical crease, otherwise mainly fine and very scarce. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 800+. Photo.
1159 £250
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 12 LC16 IG-JH rejoined block of four, fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. C5. Photo.
1160 £140
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 12 LC14 AF fine with light black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. C6ta. Photo.
1161 | £480
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 13 PL and QL collection, comprising SC14 PL (2), QL (2), SC16 QL, LC16 PL, QL, QL-RL vertical pair, LC14 PL (2), QL (5), incl. selected centred high examples to clearly show the re-entry in margin between, condition varies in places but a scarce group. S.G. Spec. C3e6d, cat. 2,535+ (2004).
1162 £550
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 13 SC14 ED-FF rare used block of six (3 x 2), fine. S.G. Spec. C3. Photo.
1163 £700
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 13 SC14 NA with watermark inverted, small imperfections but very rare. Sold subject to expertisation. S.G. Spec. C3d. Tony Child notes that this plate has not been recorded (Stoneham). Photo.
1164 £450
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 13 SC16 IA-IB pair, exceptionally fine used and very rare. S.G. Spec. C4, cat. 650+. Photo.
1165 | £700
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 13 LC16, thirteen examples, mainly of good to fine used appearance, some mainly small faults, also LC14 QE-RF block of four and KC-KE strip of three. (20). S.G. Spec. C5 & 6, cat. 4,900.
1166 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 13 LC16 AH, very fine. S.G. Spec. C5, cat. 350. Photo.
1167 £160
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 13 LC16 CB very fine, matched with defective SC14 & LC16 and fine LC14. S.G. Spec. C3C6. Photo.
1168 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 13 LC16 OF exceptionally fine used with neat ''918'' numeral of Worcester. S.G. Spec. C5, cat. 350. Photo.
1169 £210
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 13 LC16 PE, very fine. S.G. Spec. C5, cat. 350. Photo.
1170 £300
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 13 LC16 QG, superb and very rare in this quality. S.G. Spec. C5, cat. 350. Photo.
1171 £150
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 14 SC16 QH-QJ strip of three exceptionally fine used with neat ''544'' numerals of Newbury. S.G. Spec. C4. Photo.
1172 £120
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 14 LC16 IF-IG pair of exceptional appearance with neat part ''959 sideways duplex of Clifton, IG with slight creasing, also QI fine with ''788''of Tewkesbury. S.G. Spec. C5. Photo.
1173 £2500
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 15 SC14 NI-PL very rare used block of twelve (4 x 3) with ''831'' numerals of Wakefield, some perfs. separated and gum residue on reverse, very fine for a multiple of this size, almost certainly the largest known used block of this plate. S.G. Spec. C3. Photo.
1174 £450
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 15 SC16 RB-RC exceptionally fine used pair with neat ''75'' numerals of Birmingham, RC with tiny corner crease, rare and most attractive. S.G. Spec. C4, cat. 750+. Photo.
1175 £900
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 15 SC16 TC-TE strip of three in a rich shade, exceptionally fine used on piece with neat ''MANCHESTER/OC31/1855'' duplexes, rare and most attractive. S.G. Spec. C4, cat. 1,125+. Photo.
1176 £500
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 15 KC variety imperforate, large margins on three sides, a little ragged and touching at right, slight thins, otherwise fine and very rare. S.G. Spec. C6j, unpriced. Photo.
1177 | £290
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 16 SC14, five examples CJ, EH, JB, MG and OH, good to fine appearance, CJ with perfs. trimmed at right and a few other small imperfections. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 1,625.
1178 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 16 SC14 AC (short stamp) very fine and neatly cancelled. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 325. Photo.
1179 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 16 SC14 DF very fine and well centred. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 325. Photo.
1180 £150
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 16 SC14 GE-GF very scarce pair with light part ''890'' sideways duplex of Windsor, some foxing and GE with three short or blunted perfs. at top, otherwise fine, GE shows curious circular printing flaw on Queen's cheek. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 650+. Photo.
1181 £220
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 16 SC14 HA-JA vertical strip of three in red-brown on blued, some creasing and HA with age stain at top, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 975+. Photo.
1182 £550
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 16 SC14 HD-JD vertical strip of three in orange-brown, most attractive with neat part strikes of ''LIMERICK/FE 9/(18)56'' English type Spoons, upper pair with diagonal crease or bend not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 975++. Photo.
1183 £170
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 16 SC14 MF, fine. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 3225. Photo.
1184 £160
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 16 SC14 TH, very fine with neat Scots ''308'' numeral of Stirling, centred low. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 325. Photo.
1185 | £700
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 16 LC14, a selection of 185557 printings on slightly blued paper, transitional shades on paper with only a trace of blueing and on toned paper, a scarce group. (22). Ex Wiggins. See note after C6 on S.G. Spec. vol. 1, page 187.
1186 £160
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 16 LC14 LE-OE vertical strip of four in red-brown on white paper with neat ''204'' numerals of Cirencester, OE shows re-entry but creased, otherwise fine, also SK-TL block of four in brown-rose on blued paper with ''766'' numerals of Swindon. S.G. Spec. C6. Photo.
1187 | £600
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 17 SC14, eight examples EH, FH, GD, GK, HD, HL, LK and RL, of fair to good appearance, some imperfections. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 4,400.
1188 £260
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 17 SC14 DA deep red-brown on very blue paper, very fine with neat London District Post ''71'' numeral. S.G. Spec. C3(2), cat. 550+. Photo.
1189 £95
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 17 SC14 DC, a neatly cancelled example of this rare plate, small faults. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 550. Photo.
1190 £250
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 17 SC14 JK deep red-brown on blued paper, used in Manchester, tiny tone spots on tips of a few perfs., otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 550. Photo.
1191 £140
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 17 SC14 JL in orange-brown, a few tiny perf. imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 550. Photo.
1192 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 17 SC14 PK, fine, centred to upper right. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 550. Photo.
1193 | £700
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 17 LC14, a selection of 185557 printings on slightly blued paper, transitional shades on paper with only a trace of blueing and on toned paper, a scarce group. (36). Ex Wiggins. See note after C6 on S.G. Spec. vol. 1, page 187.
1194 £85
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 18 SC14 GB, a most attractive example lightly cancelled in blue, thinned, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. C3vb. Photo.
1195 £320
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 18 SC14 LJ, fine used on 1855 entire from Portsmouth to Dublin, fine used rare plate. S.G. Spec. C3. Photo.
1196 | £550
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 18 LC14, a selection of 185557 printings on paper almost free from blueing and transitional shades on toned paper, a scarce group. (12). Ex Wiggins. See note after C6 on S.G. Spec. vol. 1, page 187.
1197 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 18 LC14 KG-MG vertical strip of three, very fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. C6, cat. 330+. Photo.
1198 £50
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 18 LC14 TH red-brown on slighly blued paper, exceptionally fine used on piece with clear light ''ABERDEEN/FE 3/1857'' duplex. S.G. Spec. C6. Photo.
1199 | £920
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 19 SC14, a selection (45) of mainly good to fine used appearance, incl. BE-BH strip of four, MF-MH strip of three and twelve illustrated in The Plating of Alphabet II by W.R.D. Wiggins, some imperfections, one matched with LC14 1d. S.G. Spec. C3 & 6, cat. 5,040.
1200 £220
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 19 SC14 KG-KH pair with watermark inverted, neat part strikes of ''JY 10/1856''/634'' sideways duplexes of Ramsgate, some toning on reverse not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. Spec. C3c, Stoneham cat. 400+. Photo.
1201 £320
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 19 SC14 KH in red-brown on blued paper with watermark inverted, exceptionally fine used with neat Scots ''280'' numeral of Perth, very scarce. S.G. Spec. C3d. Photo.
1202 | £920
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 20 SC14, a mainly good to fine used collection incl. SA-SB pair, two illustrated in The Plating of Alphabet II by W.R.D. Wiggins, two matched with LC14 1d., some imperfections. (36). S.G. Spec. C3 & 6, cat. 3,880.
1203 | £1250
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 21 SC14, 17 examples, of mainly good to fine used appearance, some imperfections but a very scarce group, incl. AI, CK, IK, KB and QJ illustrated in The Plating of Alphabet II by W.R.D. Wiggins. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 5,525.
1204 £1850
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 21 SC14 AA-BD very rare used block of eight (4 x 2) with neat ''340'' numerals of Harwich, AC damaged at upper left corner and with cosmetic repair effected by the addition of a portion of another adhesive, BC with slight surface scratch, otherwise very fine. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 2,600+ (as singles). Photo. Note: This block shows that the stamp AC illustrated as plate 20 in The Plating of Alphabet II by W.R.D. Wiggins is plate 21.
1205 £450
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 21 SC14 AL (short stamp from ''A'' row) in red-brown on deeply blued paper with watermark inverted, very fine and very scarce. S.G. Spec. C3d. Photo.
1206 £95
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 21 SC14 CJ, fine, centred to lower left and two perfs. just clipped at top. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 325. Photo.
1207 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 21 SC14 KL in red-brown on blued, very fine with neat ''383'' of Hull, illustrated in The Plating of Alphabet II by W.R.D. Wiggins. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 325. Photo.
1208 £110
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 21 SC14 LL in red-brown, very fine with neat ''383'' of Hull, a few perfs. just blunted. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 325. Photo.
1209 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 21 SC14 MF in red-brown on blued, very fine, illustrated in The Plating of Alphabet II by W.R.D. Wiggins. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 325. Photo.
1210 £450
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 21 SC14 OH in red-brown on deeply blued paper with watermark inverted, fine and very scarce. S.G. Spec. C3d. Photo.
1211 £220
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 21 SC14 QK in red-brown, very fine with neat ''449'' of Leicester, illustrated in The Plating of Alphabet II by W.R.D. Wiggins. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 325. Photo.
1212 £220
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 21 SC14 RL in red-brown on blued, exceptionally fine with light neat neat ''545'' of Newcastle on Tyne. S.G. Spec. C3, cat. 325. Photo.
1213 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 21 SC14 SH exceptionally fine used with light part strike of a Scots local cancellation. S.G. Spec. C3, cat 325+. Photo.
1214 £85
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II, alphabet II 1d. plate 21 LC14 JA with watermark inverted, rather heavily cancelled, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C6c. Photo.
1215 £170
Later Line Engraved: 1855 LC16 2d. blue plate 5 SC fine with true green part English numeral, slight corner crease, very scarce. S.G. 27, Spec. F5var. Photo.
1216 £320
Later Line Engraved: 1855 LC16 2d. plate 5 FH, FI, FJ, GH-GJ (latter clipped at base), used on 1856 (Jan 25th) envelope to Italy with additional LC14 1d FK, few small imperfections, otherwise fine, also a front with 1847-54 1s. and 1841 1d. affixed (poor), also cover from Italy to London from the same correspondence. S.G. 27. Photo.
1218 | £110
Later Line Engraved: 1855 LC14 2d. greenish-blue plate 5 CI-CL very fine used strip of four, blue RI-RL strip of four fine used except for slight toning and deeper blue KF-KH strip of three, fine used, all with London Inland Section ''15'' numerals, an attractive trio in contrasting shades. S.G. 34, Spec. F6(1 & 2).
1220 £150
Later Line Engraved: 1855 LC14 2d. greenish-blue plate 5 HK unused (regummed or redistributed gum), a few tiny tone spots, good appearance. S.G. 34, Spec. F6(2), cat. 2,500. Photo.
1222 £130
Later Line Engraved: 1857 LC14 2d. plate 6 FF, unused with part original gum, rounded corner at lower-left, otherwise fine. S.G. 35, Spec. F7, cat. 2,200. Photo.
1223 | £240
Later Line Engraved: 185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. a used selection, comprising plates 37 (7), 39 (9), 41 (15), 61 (9), 63 (2), 66 (17), 67 (13) and 68 (7), shades, mainly good to fine used examples. (79). Ex Thompson. S.G. Spec. C10.
1224 £450
Later Line Engraved: 185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 27, seven single examples tied by neat ''A/EXETER/JY 12/58'' circular datestamps to local envelope, some peripheral cover imperfections well clear of stamps, most attractive and most unusual. Photo.
1227 | £350
Later Line Engraved: 185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. rose-red plate 37 CA-CL complete row of twelve mainly very fine and fresh mint with large part to full original gum, a scarce multiple. S.G. Spec. C10(5).
1229 | £180
Later Line Engraved: 185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 52 a used selection, incl. shades, mainly good to fine used examples. (99). Ex Thompson. S.G. Spec. C10.
1230 | £190
Later Line Engraved: 185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 55 a used selection, incl. shades, mainly good to fine used examples. (91). Ex Thompson. S.G. Spec. C10.
1231 | £180
Later Line Engraved: 185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 56 a used selection, incl. shades, mainly good to fine used examples. (88). Ex Thompson. S.G. Spec. C10.
1232 | £200
Later Line Engraved: 185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 57 a used selection, incl. shades, mainly good to fine used examples. (105). Ex Thompson. S.G. Spec. C10.
1233 | £250
Later Line Engraved: 185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 59 a used selection, incl. shades, mainly good to fine used examples. (131). Ex Thompson. S.G. Spec. C10.
1234 £90
Later Line Engraved: 185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. LA with violet ''MY 12/59'' datestamp, a few perfs. just blunted. S.G. Spec. C10we, cat. 2,000. Photo.
1235 £150
Later Line Engraved: 1857-63 die II, alphabet III, LC14 1d. rose-red SA-TD mint block of eight, fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. C10. Photo.
1236 £500
Later Line Engraved: 1857 die II, alphabet III, LC16 1d. rose-red plate 34 RI, SI, TH and TI paying the 4d. rate to France, exceptionally fine used on 1858 (Feb.18th) small neat envelope from London to France, RI and TI additionally tied by ''ANGL/AMB CALAIS'' transit c.d.s., rare in this exceptional quality. S.G. Spec. C11. Photo.
1237 £400
Later Line Engraved: 1858 LC16 2d. deep blue plate 6 PI-PJ pair used with 1857 LC16 1d. SH paying late fee on 1858 (March) part entire from London to Dieppe, curiously this is the first 'set' of S.G. 36 & 36a used together that we can recall. Photo.
1238 £500
Later Line Engraved: 1865 (September) 'Royal Reprint' die II 1d. plate 66 AH in black with watermark inverted, top marginal example showing inscription, mainly clear to good margins other sides, very fresh with large part original gum. S.G. Spec. DP35(a), cat. 2,000. Photo.
1239 £4200
Later Line Engraved: 1865 (September) 'Royal Reprint' die II 1d. plate 66 IL-JL vertical marginal pair in black with watermark inverted, very fine and fresh with large part original gum, most attractive with full 'deckle-edge' sheet margin showing inscription and part marginal ornament. S.G. Spec. DP35(a), cat. 4,000++. Photo.
1240 £5000
Later Line Engraved: 1865 (September) 'Royal Reprint' die II 1d. plate 66 LA-MA marginal block of four in carmine-rose with watermark upright, very fine and fresh with large part original gum, shows marginal inscription, most attractive. B.P.A. certificate (1989). S.G. Spec. DP35(b), cat. 6,400+. Photo.
1241 £18000
Later Line Engraved: 1872 South Kensington Exhibition die II, alphabet III, 1d. plate 27 CA-DE imperforate plate proof marginal block of ten (5 x 2) in black on thick white card, very fine and an important multiple, believed the largest block of this proof in private hands (a block of 14 is in the R.M. Phillips collection in the BMPA). S.G. Spec. DP36. Photo.
1242 £550
Later Line Engraved: 1872 South Kensington Exhibition die II, alphabet III, 1d. plate 27 IB imperforate plate proof in black on thick white card, very fine. S.G. Spec. DP36, cat. 800. Photo.
1243 £2800
Later Line Engraved: 1872 South Kensington Exhibition die II, alphabet III, 1d. plate 27 IH-JI imperforate plate proof block of four in black on thick white card, very fine. S.G. Spec. DP36, cat. 3,200+. Photo.
1244 £550
Later Line Engraved: 1872 South Kensington Exhibition die II, alphabet III, 1d. plate 27 QC imperforate plate proof in black on thick white card, very fine. S.G. Spec. DP36, cat. 800. Photo.
1245 | £1100
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. a collection of used part reconstruction in a very large folder, incl plates 113 (38), 114 (20), 131 (28), 132 (7), 135 (26), 136 (30), 139 (32), 142 (31), 143 (33), 144 (26), 203 (54), 208 (51), 210 (35), 211 (19), 214 (25), 215 (24), 216 (28), 219 (11), 221 (11), 22 (14), 223 (10) and 224 (12), mixed condition. (100's).
1246 | £230
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. a selection of fifty-five different plates to 222 and twenty-eight duplicates, also 11/2d. plate 3 and 2d. plate 12, all with c.d.s. (85).
1248 | £1800
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plates 71 to 224 partial reconstructions used incl. plate 81 apparently complete and several others very close to completion, varied condition in places, contained in large carton. (Many 1,000's).
1249 | £780
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plates selection with watermarks inverted comprising plates 71, 73, 74, 76, 78, 79, 80, 83, 84, 86, 88, 90, 95, 97, 98, 99, 101, 108, 111, 117, 118, 120, 127, 133, 135, 136, 137, 140, 141, 144, 154, 157, 158, 160, 165, 167, 169, 170, 173, 174, 176, 190, 195, 200, 201, 202, 203, 207, 208, 209, 210 and 216. A few with imperfections but generally much above average for these with many fine to very fine. (52).
1250 | £380
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. attempted reconstruction of plates 71 to 221 on home produced leaves with up to 40+ of some plates , condition is generally good to fine. (1600)
1253 £420
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plates 174 SD and 191 AJ, imperforate reverse proof(?) impressions in rose-red on thin card and pelure paper respectively, some faults. Most unusual, the status of these items is unknown and they are sold on their merits. Photo.
1254 £160
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plate 206 DA-FD mint block of 12 (4 x 3), large paper hinge on four stamps, few split perfs, otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 43, cat 720+. Photo.
1255 £210
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plate 225 KC, fine used. S.G. 43, cat 700. Photo.
1256 £450
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plate 225 PF, mint, pressed horizontal crease at top, otherwise fine. S.G.43, cat 2,500. Photo.
1259 £400
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plate 12 PJ fine mint with large part original gum, few perfs just blunted. S.G. 45, cat 1,800. Photo.
1260 £380
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plate 12 RE, fine and fresh mint with large part original gum, one blunted perf at foot. S.G. 45. Spec. G2, cat 1,800. Photo.
1263 | £350
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. plates 1 to 20 complete used on separate entires, range of pairs on entires, varied condition. (30 items).
1264 £1300
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. rose-red plate 9 KJ-LK very rare block of four, used in London, minor imperfections but well centred for this and good colour, both plate numbers clearly visible on each stamp. S.G. 48, cat. 2,800++ (as singles). Photo.
1265 £620
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. rose plate 10, AP-AR/BO-FR unmounted mint block of twenty-three, usual gum wrinkles, some perf separation, otherwise fine. S.G. 49, cat 2,530+. Photo.
1266 £680
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. rose plate 10, AS-FX unmounted mint block of thirty-six, usual gum wrinkles, few perf separations, otherwise fine. S.G. 49, cat 3,960. Photo.
1268 | £220
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. rose-red plate 11, RA-TB irregular mint block of eight from left of sheet, showing plate number ''11'' and part inscription , some tone spotting, otherwise fine. S.G. 48, cat 800+.
1269 £480
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. rose-red plate 15 KA-QC and RC, unmounted mint irregular block of twenty-two, few gum creases and wrinkles, some perf separation, otherwise fine. S.G. 48, cat 3,300. Photo.
1272 £3000
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1867 Paris Exhibition imperforate proofs on thick white card: 1d. plate 103 IK-JL block of four in black, very fine and rare. S.G. Spec. DP38, cat. 6,400+. Photo.
1273 £700
Later Line Engraved: 1867 Paris Exhibition 1d. plate 103 NK proof in black on soft white card, very fine. S.G. Spec. DP38, cat. 800. Photo.
1274 £400
Later Line Engraved: 1867 Paris Exhibition: 2d. plate 9 GG imperforate proof on thick card in blue, just touched at lower-left, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DP49, cat 2,500. Photo.
1276 | £300
184754 Embossed 1s. (2), 10d. and 6d. (3, two have full margins), used, poor to good.
1277 £210
184754 Embossed 1s. pale green used pair, margins all round, few slight creases, otherwise fine. S.G. 54, 1,500+. Photo.
1279 £700
1847-54 Embossed 1s. pale green, a left marginal example, used on 1856 (July 17th) envelope to New York, tied by neat Exeter sideways duplex, with oval framed ''NEW YORK OFFICE/ADVERTISED'' and faint red ''SENT BACK TO ENGLAND/WITHOUT A REASON/FOR NON-DELIVERY'' with another fine strike on reverse, minor cover imperfections. Holcombe Certificate (1981). Photo.
1284 £110
184754 Embossed 1s. green with full margins, placed sideways on 1857 (Jan. 21st) envelope from Bacup to Clinton County, New York, tied by neat ''MANCHESTER'' sideways duplex, backstamped at Bacup and Liverpool, returned from the U.S. and with ''SENT BACK TO ENGLAND/WITHOUT A REASON/FOR NON-DELIVERY'' handstamp in red (large letters and without hyphens), some imperfections but an attractive 'busy' cover. Photo.
1285 £50
184754 Embossed 1s. green with clear to good margins except just shaved at foot, placed sideways and cancelled by blue ''906'' numeral of Woburn on 1853 (Nov. 11th) envelope to Cape Town, slight ageing. S.G. 55. Photo.
1286 £300
184754 Embossed 10d. brown fine with good to large margins, placed upside down on 1852 (March 11th) cover from London to Florence with indistinct oval framed ''PD'' deleted and handstamped ''INSUFFICIENTLY/STAMPED'', adhesive additionally tied by ''ANGL/CALAIS/12/MARS/52'' transit c.d.s., Florence arrival backstamp for March 17th. S.G. 57, cat. 1,900. Photo.
1287 £240
1847-54 Embossed 10d. brown, fine used on 1849 (Jan.) entire from London to France, tied by indistinct London numeral. S.G. 57. Photo.
1295 £320
Surface Printed: 185557 4d. rose watermark large garter, mint, few gum wrinkles, off-centre, otherwise fine. R.P.S. Certificate (2006). S.G. Spec. J51(2), cat. 1,100. Photo.
1297 £350
Surface Printed: 185557 watermark emblems 6d. deep lilac and 6d. pale lilac, very fine used with ''GLASGOW/JU 25/62'' and ''NEWCASTLE ON TYNE/JA 22/62'' c.d.s's respectively. S.G. 69 & 70. Photo.
1298 £120
Surface Printed: 185557 watermark emblems 6d. pale lilac, unused (re-gummed) and reperforated at right, otherwise of good appearance. S.G. 70, Spec. J70(2), cat. 900. Photo.
1299 £320
Surface Printed: 185557 watermark emblems 6d. lilac on azure paper. fine used on 1857 (May) envelope to Australia with ''EXETER/MY 5/1857''. Brandon Certificate (2002). S.G. 70a. Photo.
1301 £210
Surface Printed: 185557 watermark emblems 1s. green overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 4 and additionally with framed ''P O E'' perfin (thought to be an experiment by Joseph Sloper using Specimen stock supplied by the Post Office), part original gum. Most unusual. S.G. Spec. J100s var. Photo.
1302 £380
Surface Printed: 185557 watermark emblems 1s. green a mint wing margined example, part original gum, fresh appearance. S.G. 72, cat 1,250. Photo.
1305 | £260
Surface Printed: 186264 3d. plate 2, 6d. plates 3 and 4, 9d. plate 2, and 1s. plate 2, fair to fine. (5). S.G. cat. 1,880.
1308 £800
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark emblems 3d. pale carmine-rose plate 2 DK on thick paper, fine and fresh mint. Photostat of R.P.S. Certificate (1948) for a strip of three, very scarce. S.G. 77b, Spec J26(3)c, unpriced mint. Photo.
1309 £150
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark emblems 3d. pale carmine-rose plate 2 HI, unused wing margined example, fresh appearance. S.G. 77, cat. 1,500. Photo.
1310 £270
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark emblems 3d. pale carmine-rose plate 2 IF exceptionally fine used with ''MALTA/JY 12/62'' c.d.s. S.G. 77. Photo.
1311 £1950
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark emblems 3d. rose CI abnormal plate 3 with white dots, variety imperforate from left of sheet, mint, has minor oily stain at lower-right (most probably due to the watermark), otherwise fine and fresh, rare. R.P.S. Certificate (2006). S.G. 78a, Spec. J27b, cat 4,000. Photo.
1312 £1300
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark large garter 4d. bright red plate 3 TA imprimatur, very fine and fresh with gum. R.P.S. Certificate (2006). S.G. J52, cat. 2,500. Photo.
1313 £270
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark large garter 4d. pale red plate 3 MH, unused, small part original gum, fine. S.G. 80, Spec. J52(2), cat. 1,100. Photo.
1314 £200
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark large garter 4d. bright red plate 4 CB, unused, small part original gum, few minor tone spots, otherwise fine. S.G. 81. Photo.
1315 £520
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark large garter 4d. bright red plate 4 FB, fine mint, very fresh appeance, superb colour. Brandon Certificate (2000). S.G. 81, Spec. J53(1), cat 1,500. Photo.
1316 £200
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark emblems 4d. bright red plate 4 SJ, unused, fresh appearance. S.G. 81, Spec. J53(1), cat. 1,500. Photo.
1318 | £80
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark emblems 6d. plate 3 EI, EK-EL used on small piece, used by roller cancel and red ''24'', small imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. 84.
1319 £380
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark emblems 9d. bistre plate 2 EJ, unused, small part original gum, fresh appearance. S.G. 86, cat 3,250. Photo.
1321 £400
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark emblems 9d. straw plate 2 EG very fine used with part ''EXET(ER)'' c.d.s. S.G. 87, cat. 350+. Photo.
1322 £290
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark emblems 9d. straw plate 2 KA, unused, good appearance. S.G. 87, Spec. J92(2), cat. 2,750. Photo.
1323 £320
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark emblems 9d. straw plate 2 TD, fine unused. S.G. 87, Spec. J92(2), cat. 2,750. Photo.
1324 £750
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark emblems 1s. green plate 2 MH, a fine fresh mint wing margined example. S.G. 90, Spec. J101(2), cat 1,700. Photo.
1326 £380
Surface Printed: 186567 watermark emblems 3d. rose plate 4 JK, fresh mint, good appearance. S.G. 92, Spec. J28, cat 1,350. Photo.
1327 £1300
Surface Printed: 186567 watermark emblems 3d. rose plate 4 NJ-OL fine and very scarce used block of six (3 x 2). S.G. 92, Spec. J28. Photo.
1328 £85
Surface Printed: 186567 watermark emblems 3d. rose plate 4 NK-NL pair on piece with Malta duplex, NK very fine with just the ''MALTA/OC ../66'' c.d.s., NL with rounded corner. S.G. 92. Photo.
1330 | £350
Surface Printed: 186567 watermark large garter 4d. vermilion plates 8 RF, 11 TE marginal, 13 TE and 14 LI, mint, fair to fine mint or unused. S.G. 93/94, cat. 2,050.
1331 £1500
Surface Printed: 186567 watermark large garter 4d. vermilion plate 9 AE-BF block of four very fine and fresh mint with full original gum, usual minor gum wrinkles, upper pair with trace of hinge, lower pair unmounted, excellent colour and centring. S.G. 94, Spec. J56, cat. 2,800. Photo.
1332 | £90
Surface Printed: 186567 watermark large garter 4d. vermilion plate 12 NK-OL block on small piece with 1867-80 3d. plate 7 RE-RF, neatly cancelled by Balbriggan c.d.s's, few imperfection, otherwise fine. S.G. 94, 103.
1333 £190
Surface Printed: 186567 watermark emblems 6d. lilac plate 5 FC, on thick paper, fine mint, centred to lower-right. S.G. 97a, Spec. J73(2)f, cat 825. Photo.
1334 £5200
Surface Printed: 186567 watermark emblems 9d. straw plate 4 TF with watermark error type 20b, used, horizontal crease, few faint tone spots, otherwise fine and very rare. S.G. Spec. J94f, unpriced. Photo.
1335 £90
Surface Printed: 186567 watermark emblems 1s. green plate 4 TH, unused wing margined example, fresh appearance. S.G. 101, Spec. J103, cat. 1,450. Photo.
1337 | £450
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 3d. rose plates 5 TD, 6 JG, 7 DK and 10 PB, mint or part original gum, fair to fine. S.G. 103, cat. 2,125.
1338 £600
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 6d. mauve plate 8 GD mint, 9d. straw plate 4 HA unused and 10d. red-brown plate 1 FB unused, few imperfections, otherwise fresh appearance. S.G. 109, 110 & 112, cat. 4,500. Photo.
1339 £70
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 9d. straw KG, very fine used with neat ''131'' roller cancel of Glasgow. S.G. 110, cat. 275. Photo.
1340 £200
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 9d. straw NL, fine used with large part ''MY 8/72'' Royal Exchange Glasgow c.d.s. S.G. 110, Spec. J97(2). Photo.
1342 £350
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 10d. red-brown plate 1 EA, mint, few minor gum creases, otherwise fine, fresh appearance. S.G. 112, cat 2,300. Photo.
1343 £160
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 10d. red-brown plate 1 HF, unused, slight crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 112, Spec. J97(1), cat. 2,300. Photo.
1344 £190
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 10d. red-brown plate 1 JK very fine used with neat upright ''BEDFORD/OC 2/72'' c.d.s. S.G. 112, cat. 300+. Photo.
1346 £190
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 10d. pale red-brown plate 1 MF very fine used with ''ISLEWORTH/SP 12/72'' c.d.s. S.G. 113, cat. 325+. Photo.
1348 £120
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 10d. deep red-brown plate 1 BJ, variety watermark inverted, fine used. R.P.S. Certificate (2006). S.G. Spec. J97(3)e, cat 650. Photo.
1349 £450
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 10d. deep red-brown plate 1 SE-TE vertical pair from pane corner, very fine used with neat ''LEITH/JU 16/70'' duplexes. S.G. 115, cat. 950+. Photo.
1352 £1250
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 2s. pale blue plate 1 TH, imprimatur, fine and fresh with gum. S.G. J118, cat. 2,500. Photo.
1354 £450
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 2s. dull blue plate 1 HA-ID scarce used wing marginal block of eight with indistinct but mainly light ''C30'' numerals of Valparaiso, some imperfections not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. 188 (Z86). Photo.
1356 £1100
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 2s. pale blue plate 1 AE-EH, a rare used complete pane of twenty, few stain spots and other minor imperfections. S.G. Spec. J118. Photo.
1357 £400
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 2s. cobalt plate 1 SD, a used wing margined example, good condition. Brandon Certificate (1999). S.G. 120a, Spec. J118(4), cat 2,200. Photo.
1358 £3800
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 2s. milky-blue plate 1 OJ, fresh mint with part original gum, rare. R.P.S. Certificate (1988). S.G. 120b, Spec. J118(5), cat 9,250. Photo.
1359 £230
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 2s. milky blue plate 1 HL, good used, centred to upper left. S.G. 120b, Cat. 1,400. Photo.
1361 £480
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 2s. brown BF, a used example, two blunted perfs, otherwise fine. S.G. 121, cat 2,800. Photo.
1363 £450
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 2s. brown GG good used with part duplex in black and part ''PAID'' transit c.d.s. in red. S.G. 121, cat. 2,800. Photo.
1366 £400
Surface Printed: 187273 watermark spray 6d. deep chestnut plate 11 AB and 6d. chestnut plate 11 IC, fine mint, former has B.P.A. Certificate (1999). S.G. 122 & 122a, Spec. J79(2) and (3), cat. 1,525. Photo.
1367 | £120
Surface Printed: 187273 watermark spray 6d. chestnut plate 11 GG, unused, small part original gum, otherwise fine. S.G. J79(3).
1368 £150
Surface Printed: 187273 watermark spray 6d. pale buff plate 11 DA-DB exceptionally fine used pair with crisp ''TICEHURST/DE 28/72'' c.d.s's, excellent colour. S.G. 123. Photo.
1371 £620
Surface Printed: 187273 watermark spray 6d. pale buff plate 12 CJ very fine and fresh mint with large part original gum. S.G. 123, cat. 2,000. Photo.
1373 £1000
Surface Printed: 187273 watermark spray 6d. pale chestnut abnormal plate 12 AJ very fine and tied by crisp Bradford ''MY 27/73'' duplex to clean and neat entire to Palermo. R.P.S. certificate (2002). S.G. 124a, Spec. J80(2), cat. 2,750 (off cover). Photo.
1374 £620
Surface Printed: 187273 watermark spray 6d. grey plate 12 RK exceptionally fine and fresh mint with almost full original gum. S.G. 125, cat. 1,400. Photo.
1375 £300
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. rose plate 1 AG overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, very fine and fresh with large part original gum, typical short stamp from ''A'' row, excellent colour. S.G. 126 (S50), Spec. J121(1)t., cat. from 750. Photo.
1378 £210
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. rose plate 1 EH, fine used with ''GRANGEMOUTH'' c.d.s., centered to lower-left. S.G. 126, cat 600. Photo.
1379 £1150
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. pale rose plate 1 FF overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 2 in blue, fresh with large part original gum, small faults but extremely rare, we know of only two examples of this value overprinted in blue. Ex Samuel. S.G. Spec. J121u, cat. 3,000. Photo.
1382 £920
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. pale rose plate 2 AD, fine mint, centred to top-left. S.G. 127, cat 7,500. Photo.
1386 £400
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. pale rose plate 2 HC of excellent colour and exceptional appearance with neat part ''LEIT(H)/NO 14/74'' c.d.s., just a trace of a slight crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. 127, cat. 950+. Photo.
1387 £720
Surface Printed: 186778 10s. die proof with uncleared corner squares and plate no. circle, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''Apr. 30, 1878'', very fine. S.G. Spec. J124, cat. 2,000. Photo.
1388 £450
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. DF imperforate colour trial in bistre overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, a marginal example with wide sheet margin at left showing ''PS 10.'' inscription, just touched at one point at top, otherwise fine and fresh with gum (stamp unmounted). S.G. Spec. J124, cat. from 1,800. Photo.
1389 £720
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. greenish-grey CD overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, very fine and fresh with part original gum (disturbed), excellent colour. S.G. 128 (S53), Spec. J124t., cat. 2,500. Photo.
1390 £650
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. greenish-grey BI, fine used example. S.G. 128, cat 2,500. Photo.
1392 £820
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. greenish-grey FB very fine used with ''GLASGOW'' c.d.s., excellent colour. Nussbaum certificate (1978). S.G. 128, cat. 2,500. Photo.
1393 £1550
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. greenish-grey GB, fine used with very lightly struck c.d.s. in blue. R.P.S. Certificate (1989). S.G. 128, cat 2,500+. Photo.
1394 £1350
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. greenish-grey HG of superb appearance with neat ''EDINBURGH/JY 10'' c.d.s., just the slightest trace of creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. 128, cat. 2,500+. Photo.
1396 £1300
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 1 CA imperforate colour trial in mauve overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, very fine and fresh with gum. S.G. Spec. J126, cat. 2,200. Photo.
1397 £800
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 1 brown-lilac FH overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, large part original gum, small thin spot at top and faintly toned, otherwise fine. S.G. 129 (S55), Spec. J126t., cat. 4,500. Photo.
1398 £1100
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 1 brown-lilac CD, fine used with neat ''GLASGOW/MY 9/82'' c.d.s. S.G. 129, cat 3,750. Photo.
1400 £1500
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 1 brown-lilac FF, used with neat ''ROSS'' c.d.s. in blue, slight crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 129, cat 3,750. Photo.
1402 £420
Surface Printed: 186783 1 brown-lilac CE (''C'' reversed) imperforate forgery on greyish granite unwatermarked paper, few wrinkles, otherwise fine. Photo.
1403 £480
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 1 FJ perforated forgery in blue on thick gummed unwatermarked paper, fine and unusual. Photo.
1404 £480
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on blued paper 5s. rose plate 4 CD, an attractive example with ''RICHMOND/SURREY/JU 9/83'' c.d.s. and just a trace of additional blue crayon at upper left corner, faint creasing and a little soiled, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (2004). S.G. 130, cat. 3,750. Photo.
1407 £2600
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on blued paper 1 brown-lilac FA fine used with ''YORKST./MANCHESTER/AP26/84'' c.d.s. B.P.A. certificate (1992). S.G. 132, cat. 8,000. Photo.
1409 £450
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 5s. rose plate 4 CD fine used with part Leadenhall c.d.s., a trifle soiled, attractive. S.G. 134, cat 2,700. Photo.
1411 £160
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper, 5s. rose plate 4 DC good used example, cancelled by slightly oily London hooded c.d.s., reperforated at right. S.G. 134, cat 2,700. Photo.
1414 £360
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. greenish-grey FA, used with neat Tottenham c.d.s., reperforated, but of very fine appearance. S.G. 135, cat. 3,500. Photo.
1416 £800
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. greenish-grey FE, a lightly cancelled example of good colour, just a trace of additional crayon, a little toned and faint creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. 135, cat. 3,500. Photo.
1417 £1700
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 1 brown-lilac DE of good colour with central ''WESTMINSTER PALACE HOTEL/A/MR 19/83'' c.d.s. and portion of another strike at top, slight imperfections not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. 136, cat. 7,000. Photo.
1418 £7200
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange AN, a magnificent mounted mint lower left corner marginal example showing frame damage above ''POSTAGE'' (see note after J128 in S.G. Spec. vol. 1), usual gum creasing, superb fresh colour and very well centred. B.P.A. certificate (1974) and Nussbaum certificate (1978). S.G. 137. Photo.
1420 £1600
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange CC, used with double ring ''ABERDEEN/JY 3/94'' c.d.s., few small creases, fine appearance. S.G.137 cat. 4,000. Photo.
1421 £920
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange DG with ''GLASGOW/MR 21/94'' c.d.s., boxed cancellation and trace of additional blue crayon, faint corner bend, otherwise fine and of excellent colour. S.G. 137, cat. 3,000. Photo.
1422 £2100
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange DJ, used with neat oval registered ''THREADNEEDLE St.'' datestamp, small surface scrape, otherwise fine. S.G. 137, cat 4,000. Photo.
1423 £650
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange DK of fine appearance with neat ''GLASGOW/5 JY/94'' c.d.s., extensively repaired at top. S.G. 137, cat. 4,000. Photo.
1424 £250
Surface Printed: 1882-83 5 AA, forgery without watermark and faked cancel at top-right. Photo.
1427 £1000
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark anchor on white paper 21/2d. rosy mauve plate 2 LH-FL error of lettering, fine. S.G. 140, Spec. J2b, cat. 2,000. Photo.
1429 £400
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark orb 21/2d. rosy-mauve plate 10 BG imprimatur, fine and fresh with gum. S.G. J11, cat. 1,500. Photo.
1430 | £320
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark orb 21/2d. rosy-mauve plate 14 IA-PL complete pane of 96 (12 x 8) with full sheet margins showing marginal plate number, current number and inscriptions, overprinted ''CYPRUS'' (S.G. 3), very fine and fresh unmounted mint, spectacular.
1431 £850
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark orb 21/2d. rosy-mauve plate 17 AC imprimatur, a top marginal example, exceptionally fine and fresh with gum (the stamp virtually unmounted). S.G. 141, Spec. J18, cat. 1,500. Photo.
1432 £240
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark orb 21/2d. rosy-mauve plate 17 JD, mint, slight crease, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 141, cat 1,250. Photo.
1433 | £150
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark orb 21/2d. blue plates 18 PB, 19 LK, 20 NA mint, also plates 17 MA, 18 LE, 19 OI and 20 OI used, fair to fine. (7).
1434 £500
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark spray 6d. grey plate 13 QA-RB, mint block of four from left of sheet, some stain spotting, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. J83, cat 2,250. Photo.
1438 £210
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark spray 1s. green plate 13 LC fine and fresh mint with large part original gum, minor gum wrinkles. S.G. 150, cat. 500. Photo.
1439 £880
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark spray 1s. orange-brown plate 13 BG, a fresh very well centred mint example with almost full original gum, a few small tone spots on gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 151, cat. 3,250. Photo. See also lots ??? (serial 4332 & 5115)
1440 £150
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark spray 1s. orange-brown plate 13 BI overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9 very fine and fresh with large part original gum, excellent colour. S.G. 151 (S75), J115s, cat. 350. Photo.
1441 £290
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark spray 1s. orange-brown plate 13 LE, unused, reperforated at left, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 151, cat 3,250. Photo.
1442 £480
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark spray 1s. orange-brown plate 13 LJ exceptionally fine used with part 1880 c.d.s. leaving head almost completely clear. R.P.S. certificate (1992). S.G. 151, cat. 1,150 (with premium). Photo.
1443 £170
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark spray 1s. orange-brown plate 13 QJ fine used with ''EDINB(URGH)/AU 13/81'' c.d.s. S.G. 151. Photo.
1444 £160
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark large garter 4d. vermilion plate 15 NF with indistinct cancellation at lower left leaving head completely clear, indelible pencil mark on reverse at lower left corner. S.G. 152, cat. 425. Photo.
1445 £140
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark large garter 4d. vermilion plate 15 SE overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, exceptionally fine and fresh with full original gum (unmounted). S.G. 153 (S66), Spec. J62t, cat. 325. Photo.
1446 | £380
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark large garter 4d. sage-green plates 15 EI and 16 GI, unused small part original gum, few minor imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. 152, cat. 1,900.
1447 £550
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark large garter 4d. sage-green plate 15 FG, a wing marginal example with centrally struck ''CHARING CROSS/GLASGOW/MY 15/77'' c.d.s., a little soiled. S.G. 153, cat. 275. Photo.
1448 £240
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark large garter 4d. sage-green plate 15 SB fine and fresh mint with large part original gum, gum wrinkle. S.G. 153, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1449 £260
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark large garter 4d. sage-green plate 16 EJ with watermark inverted, very fine used with crisp part ''(LIV)ERPOOL'' squared circle, very scarce. S.G. 153Wi, cat. 500. Photo.
1450 £300
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark large garter 4d. sage-green plate 16 JE exceptionally fine used with neat upright strike of ''BELFORD/JY 11/79'' c.d.s. R.P.S. certificate (1997). S.G. 153, cat. 500 (with premium). Photo.
1451 £100
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark large garter 4d. grey-brown plate 17 FD, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, fine and fresh with gum. S.G. Spec. J67s, cat. 280. Photo. See also lots (serials 4329 & 4330)
1452 £680
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark large garter 4d. grey-brown plate 17 RK, fine mint. S.G. 154, cat 1,500. Photo.
1453 £880
Surface Printed: 1876 8d. die proof with void corner squares and plate no. circles, in black on glazed card (61 x 92mm), dated ''June 14, 1876'', very fine. S.G. Spec. J91, cat. 1,500. Photo.
1454 £880
Surface Printed: 1876 8d. die proof with void corner squares and plate no. circles, in black on glazed card (60 x 92mm), without markings, a trifle soiled, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. J91, cat. 1,500. Photo
1455 £880
Surface Printed: 1876 8d. plate 13 NH-MD die proof in black on glazed card (61 x 93mm), dated ''June 12, 1876.'', very fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. J91, cat. 1,500. Photo.
1456 £100
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark large garter 8d. plate 1 EH imperforate colour trial in orange-yellow, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, fine. S.G. Spec. J91A, cat. from 325. Photo.
1457 £160
Surface Printed: 1876 watermark large garter 8d. plate 1 PL imperforate colour trial in pale orange-yellow overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11 diagonally, a very fine and fresh marginal example with virtually full original gum, slight crease in margin. S.G. Spec. J91A, cat. from 325. Photo.
1458 £100
Surface Printed: 1876 watermark large garter 8d. orange plate 1 CI overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, exceptionally fine and fresh with gum. S.G. 156 (S73), Spec. J91As, cat. 250. Photo.
1459 £230
Surface Printed: 1876 watermark large garter 8d. orange plate 1 IK fine and fresh unused (regummed or redistributed gum). S.G. 156, cat. 1,100. Photo.
1461 £3500
Surface Printed: 1876 watermark large garter 8d. orange plate 1 AJ-CL reconstructed used block of nine (3 x 3) comprising AJ-BJ vertical pair, AK-BL block of four and CJ-CL strip, used in Panama with ''C35'' numerals, AL clipped at top, otherwise mainly fine and of excellent colour and extremely rare, the largest used multiple of this stamp known to us and one of only three used blocks of which we are aware (with thanks to Karl-Albert Louis). Ex G. Leonard Hearn. R.P.S. certificate (2005). S.G. 156 (Z98). Photo.
1463 £3500
Surface Printed: 1876 watermark large garter unissued 8d. purple-brown plate 1 GB, fine mint, rare. S.G. 156a, cat 6,500. Photo.
1466 £400
Surface Printed: 188083 watermark crown 4d. grey-brown plate 17 OG-PH block of four overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, exceptionally fine and fresh with full original gum (unmounted). S.G. 160 (S69), Spec. J68s., cat. 840+. Photo.
1467 £600
Surface Printed: 188083 watermark crown 4d. grey-brown plate 18 AK-AL mint block of four with slighly 'off-white' gum, AK with small natural paper flaw, otherwise fine and very fresh colour. S.G. 160, Spec. J69, cat. 2,250. Photo.
1468 £60
Surface Printed: 188083 watermark crown 6d. on 6d. lilac ID overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, exceptionally fine and fresh with full original gum. S.G. 162 (S85), Spec. K8Bs, cat. 220. Photo.
1469 £120
Surface Printed: 188083 watermark crown 6d. on 6d. SJ variety slanting dots, used with full c.d.s. of Peterborough. S.G. 162a,Cat. 350.
1470 £280
Surface Printed: 188083 watermark crown 1s. orange-brown plate 13 AA corner marginal imprimatur, frame line just shaved at lower-left, without gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 163, Spec. J116, cat. 2,000. Photo.
1471 £750
Surface Printed: 188083 watermark crown 1s. orange-brown plate 13 AJ imprimatur, very fine and fresh with gum, minor gum wrinkle. Only 23 stamps have been removed from the imprimatur sheet, of which at least five are in institutional collections. S.G. 163, Spec. J116, cat. 2,000. Photo.
1472 £520
Surface Printed: 188083 watermark crown 1s. orange-brown plate 14 IJ-JK mint block of four with full original crinkly gum, some soiling, scarce. S.G. 163, Spec. J117, cat. 3,000. Photo.
1473 | £230
Surface Printed: 188081 'Provisional Issue' 1/2d. pale green, 1d. Venetian-red RF, 2d. pale rose singles, 11/2d. pair, and 5d. block of four, all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, mainly very fine and fresh with full original gum (all but one 11/2d. unmounted). (9). S.G. cat. 825+.
1475 £140
Surface Printed: 188081 'Provisional Issue' 1d. Venetian red QI with watermark inverted, lightly cancelled, slight corner bend not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and very scarce. S.G. 166Wi, K3b, cat. 250. Photo.
1476 £520
Surface Printed: 188081 'Provisional Issue' 11/2d. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''3 NOV 80'' in blue and endorsed 'After Striking', very fine. S.G. Spec. K4, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1477 £520
Surface Printed: 188081 'Provisional Issue' 2d. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''27 JUL 80'' in blue and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'' in red, very fine. S.G. Spec. K5, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1478 £500
Surface Printed: 188081 'Provisional Issue' 5d. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''5 AUG 80'' in blue, very fine. S.G. Spec. K5, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1479 £450
Surface Printed: 188081 'Provisional Issue' 5d. imperforate plate proof in black on thick white wove paper, very fine. S.G. Spec. K5, cat. 575. Photo.
1480 £80
Surface Printed: 1881 die 1 14 dots 1d. lilac plate 5 imprimatur (numbered in pencil on reverse), a top marginal example, very fine and fresh with gum (stamp unmounted), minor gum wrinkle. S.G. 170, Spec. K7, cat. 350. Photo.
1481 £230
Surface Printed: 1881 die 1 14 dots 1d. bluish-lilac, unmounted mint from left of sheet, few minor gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. Photostat of Brandon Certificate (1994) of a block of six. S.G. Spec K7(2), cat 500. Photo.
1482 £100
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots 1d. lilac imprimatur, from top of sheet, very fine. S.G. Spec. K8(1), cat. 200. Photo.
1484 £150
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots 1d. lilac, showing frame break at lower-right corner, fine mint. S.G. 172var. Photo.
1486 £300
Surface Printed: 1881 die II 16 dots 1d. lilac variety printed on the gummed side, fine mint. B.P.A. Certificate (1961). S.G. 173c, cat 700. Photo.
1488 | £500
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on white paper 2s.6d. BH, GA, 5s. GE, MG and 10s. LA, mint, fair to fine, 10s. has some blunt perfs and horizontal crease. S.G. cat. 4,150.
1489 £350
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on white paper 2s.6d. deep lilac NA, 5s. rose HC (blued paper shade but not sold as such), and 10s. ultramarine IB, fine to very fine used with c.d.s., the 2s.6d. with 'socked on the nose' ''SHEFFIELD'' c.d.s. S.G. 178, 180 & 183, cat. 850. Photo.
1492 £260
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. ultramarine JF fine used with upright ''CRICCIETH/NO 30/89'' c.d.s. S.G. 183, cat. 475. Photo.
1493 £210
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac CC, used, a few small imperfections, good colour. S.G.185. cat. 2,200. Photo.
1495 £580
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown lilac FB of very fine used appearance with neat central ''NOTTING HILL/ARCHERSST. W./AU 8.85'' c.d.s., reperforated at left, faint creasing and staining on reverse not detracting from appearance. S.G. 185, cat. 2,200. Photo.
1496 £380
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac JB, cancelled by oval bars, fine. S.G. 185, cat 2,200. Photo.
1498 £400
Surface Printed: 1884 1 imperforate forgery PB-QB vertical pair in black on thick proof like surfaced paper, most unusual. Photo.
1499 £480
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac QD, used with three oval registered datestamps, small imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. 185, cat 2.200. Photo.
1500 £500
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown lilac SD overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, a marginal example of very fine apppearance, large part original gum which is faintly toned. S.G. 185 (S93), Spec. K15t, cat. from 1,600. Photo.
1501 £450
Surface Printed: 1888 watermark orbs error 1 brown-lilac CA with two light oval registered d.s.'s, a little rubbed and soiling at upper left, otherwise fine. S.G. 186, cat. 3,500. Photo.
1502 £620
Surface Printed: 1888 watermark orbs error 1 brown-lilac KA, used, small imperfections, otherwise good. S.G. 186, cat 3,500. Photo.
1503 £520
Surface Printed: 1888 watermark orbs error 1 brown-lilac MA, used, few small creases, otherwise fine. S.G. 186 cat. 3,500. Photo.
1504 £720
Surface Printed: 1888 watermark orbs error 1 brown-lilac PC fine used with ''DEVONPORT/AP 11/88'' c.d.s. and boxed cancellation. S.G. 186, cat. 3,500. Photo.
1507 £950
Surface Printed: 188384 'lilac and green' 1/2d., 11/2d. CK, 2d. LH, 21/2d. HB, 3d. NI, 4d. GE, 5d. MF, 6d. KI, 9d. CF with watermark sideways inverted, DK and 1s., mainly good to fine mint. S.G. 187196. Photo.
1508 | £180
Surface Printed: 188384 'lilac and green' 1/2d., 11/2d., 2d., 21/2d., 3d. and 4d., also 1873-80 1s. green plate 12 OB, all mint, few imperfections otherwise good to fine. (7).
1509 | £100
Surface Printed: 188384 'lilac and green' 11/2d. to 1s. used, fair to good.
1510 £450
Surface Printed: 188384 'lilac and green' 11/2d. die proof without corner letters, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''4 AUG 83'' and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', fine. S.G. Spec. K18, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1511 £80
Surface Printed: 188384 'lilac and green' 21/2d. lilac AF-BG mint block of four, few minor tone spots and slight gum creases, otherwise fine. S.G. 190, Spec. K20, cat. 375. Photo.
1512 £500
Surface Printed: 188384 'lilac and green' 3d. die proof without corner letters, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''13 JUN 83'' and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', very fine. S.G. Spec. K21, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1513 £500
Surface Printed: 188384 'lilac and green' 3d. die proof without corner letters, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''19 JUN 83'' and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', very fine. S.G. Spec. K21, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1514 £520
Surface Printed: 188384 'lilac and green' 4d. die proof without corner letters, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''13 JUL 83'' and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', very fine. S.G. Spec. K22, cat. 1,100. Photo.
1515 £880
Surface Printed: 188384 'lilac and green' 6d. dull green FL-GM very fine and fresh mint block of four, gum a trifle ''off-white''. S.G. 194, Spec. K24, cat 2,200. Photo.
1516 £680
Surface Printed: 188384 'lilac and green' 9d. die proof without corner letters (shows trace of circle at lower left), in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''18 JUN 83'' (was stamped ''13'' but altered to ''18'' in manuscript) and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', very fine. S.G. Spec. K25, cat. 1,300. Photo.
1518 £600
Surface Printed: 188384 'lilac and green' 1s. die proof without corner letters, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''15 AUG 83'' and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', very fine. S.G. Spec. K26, cat. 1,300. Photo.
1519 £270
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee': 1885(c.) die proof of unadopted (10mm high) small head (10mm high) with uncleared circular surround (20mm diameter) with two white horizontal slots, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), very fine. Photo.
1520 £1400
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1/2d. (both) to 1s. (both) all in unmounted mint blocks of four, the 1s. dull green top pair possibly has faint hinge mark, mainly fine. (56). S.G. 197-211, 213, 214, cat 3,040+. Photo.
1523 £350
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1/2d. cut down die proof in black on glazed card, on piece from De La Rue Striking Book endorsed 'Sep 17 (1889)/20 leads/for repairs', tiny surface imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. K27, cat. from 900. Photo.
1524 | £130
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1/2d. to 1s. (incl. 41/2d.) overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, all of fine appearance and mostly with gum, some a little toned on reverse. (12). S.G. cat. 852.
1525 £230
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 11/2d. pale purple and pale green, variety watermark inverted, fine mint. S.G. 198wi, Spec. K29, cat. 600. Photo.
1526 £1950
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 2d. die proof essay of Warren William De La Rue's orinal 2d. design presented to the Stamp Committee on December 12th 1884 (S.G. Spec. type A) in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), very fine and rare. S.G. Spec. p. 358, cat. 3,500. Photo.
1527 | £60
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 2d. green and scarlet, fine used with Southsea c.d.s. S.G. 199, cat. 225.
1528 | £70
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 2d. grey-green and carmine, showing double frame line at left, fine mint. S.G. Spec. K30b, cat. 200.
1529 £320
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 2d. grey-green and carmine with variety watermark inverted, fine mint example. S.G. 200wi, Spec. K30a, cat. 600. Photo.
1530 £400
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 4d. green and deep brown, variety watermark inverted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 205wi, cat 800. Photo.
1531 £260
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 5d. die I dull purple and blue showing dot in left value tablet, also die II with small break in left value tablet, fine mint.S.G. Spec.K35var, K36var. Photo.
1532 £620
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 9d. head plate die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''10 JUN. 86'' and stamped ''BEFORE/HARDENING'', very fine. S.G. Spec. K38, cat. 1,200. Photo.
1533 £320
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 10d. dull purple and deep dull carmine, fine unmounted mint from base of sheet. R.P.S. Certificate (2002). S.G. 210a, cat 600. Photo.
1536 £850
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1s. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''24 MAR. 86'' and stamped ''BEFORE/HARDENING'', very fine. S.G. Spec. K40, cat. 1,500. Photo.
1538 £320
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1 green EA overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, very fine and fresh with almost full original gum. S.G. 212 (S118), Spec. K17t, cat from 700. Photo.
1539 £720
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1 green TB, unmounted mint, diagonal crease, otherwise fine and very fresh appearance. S.G. 212, cat 5,000. Photo.
1540 £1200
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1 green TC very fine and fresh mint with almost full original gum, faint gum wrinkle. S.G. 212, cat. 3,000. Photo.
1541 £160
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1 green FD, fine used. S.G. 212, cat 650. Photo.
1542 £650
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1 green QD plate 3 (see British Postage Stamp Varieties Illustrated by Alcock & Meredith), very fine used with central ''BELFAST/AP 3/95'' c.d.s., excellent colour. S.G. 212. Photo.
1544 | £1800
Officials: A selection on stockleaves, incl. Inland Revenue with 1885 1 brown-lilac watermark crowns AA, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11 (without gum, small surface fault), 1902-04 21/2d. used (2, both with Brandon Certificates 2000), Office of Works 1896-1902 1d. lilac mint (2, both with Brandon Certificates 2000), 1902-03 1/2d. and 1d. used, Army Officials 1902-03 6d. mint type 04 (R.P.S. Certificate 2001), Government Parcels 1883-86 11/2d. mint (R.P.S. Certificate 2001), 1887-90 1s. used (5, all with R.P.S. Certificates 2001), 1s. used with dot to left of ''T'' (R.P.S. Certificate 2001),1891-1900 41/2d. used (R.P.S. Certificate 2001), 1902 9d. used with open top ''2'' (R.P.S. Certificate 2001), 1s. used (R.P.S. Certificate 2001), Board of Education 1902 5d. used (Brandon Certificate 2000), Royal Household 1902 1d. used, Admiralty Official 1903 11/2d., 2d., 21/2d. and 3d. used all with R.P.S. Certificates (2001), etc., very mixed condition. (82).
1549 £350
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 5s. rose EC on white paper overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, very fine and fresh with almost full original gum. S.G. SO8, Spec. L7(2)t, cat. from 1,000. Photo.
1550 £1200
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 5s. rose HF on white paper with raised stop after ''R'', fresh mint with large part original gum, faint vertical crease or gum crease, noted as 'creased' on R.P.S. certificate (1984), otherwise fine. S.G. O9b, cat. 4,000. Photo.
1551 £2200
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 5s. rose LA on white paper overprinted in blue-black, fine and fresh mint with part original gum (some paper fibre adherences), excellent colour and scarce. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1979). S.G. O9b, cat. 4,500. Photo.
1554 £270
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1901 1s. green and carmine, used, slight stain at lower right, otherwise fine. R.P.S. Certificate (2000). S.G. O19, cat 900. Photo.
1556 £120
Officials: Office of Works: 1902-03 2d. yellowish-green and carmine-red, fine used. R.P.S. Certificate (2001). S.G. O38, cat 375. Photo.
1558 £4500
Officials: Office of Works: 190203 10d. dull purple and carmine overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 16, exceptionally fine and fresh with large part original gum, rare. S.G. SO55, cat. 5,000. Photo.
1559 £1900
Officials: Army: 18961901 1/2d. vermilion with line of overprint transposed (trace of ''ARMY'' showing at top), in a fresh lightly mounted mint pair, right stamp with some creasing at right not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. O41b, cat. 4,400+. Photo.
1560 £230
Officials: Government Parcels: 1887-90 1s. dull green, fine fresh mint. B.P.A. Certificate (2006). S.G. O68, cat 425. Photo.
1561 £270
Officials: Government Parcels: 1891-1900 1s. green and carmine, fine mint, a minute off-set on gum. B.P.A. Certificate (2006). S.G. O72, cat 450. Photo.
1562 £3000
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 18911900 1s. green and carmine with overprint inverted, a good used example of this rarity with usual heavy parcel cancellation, the overprint clearly visible. B.P.A. certificate (2006). S.G. O72a, cat. 10,000. Photo.
1563 £2100
Officials: Board of Education: 1902 1s. green and carmine, fine used with light ''30 AP/02'' c.d.s., very scarce. S.G. O82, Concise cat. 8,500, Spec. cat. 3,500. Photo.
1565 | £190
Officials: Admiralty: 1903 1/2d. to 21/2d., mint, some imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. O101O105, cat 890.
1566 £90
Officials: Admiralty: 1903 2d. in an unmounted mint vertical pair, faint tone spots on gum, otherwise fine. S.G. O104, cat 500. Photo.
1567 £450
Officials: Admiralty: 190304 1d. scarlet fine used on 1903 (Dec. 14th) OHMS envelope from Deal to London, S.G. note the date of issue of this stamp as ''12.03'', and this cover pre-dates the earliest use recorded by Wiseman (24.12.03) by ten days. S.G. O108. Photo.
1569 £1000
King Edward VII: 1901(c.) De La Rue die proof of large unaccepted head (16mm high) with uncleared surround, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) without markings, very fine. Photo.
1570 | £1150
King Edward VII: 190213, a mint collection on leaves, incl. 1902-10 De La Rue to 2s.6d. and 1 dull blue-green, 1911-13 Somerset House to 1s. (3) and 10s., shades, etc., mixed condition. (113).
1571 | £580
King Edward VII: 190213, a mainly fresh mint collection in varied condition with values to 2s.6d. (3, one dull greyish-purple), 5s. and 10s., incl. 190210 De La Rue 1/2d. yellowish-green booklet pane with St Andrew's Cross with excellent perfs., etc. (32 + booklet pane).
1572 | £5200
King Edward VII: 190213 1/2d. to 1, a mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1902-10 De La Rue mint to 5s. and 1, used to 1, 1911-13 Somerset House mint to 10s., used to 1, good range of shades, date cut pairs and blocks of four, controls, etc., mixed condition. (100's).
1573 | £380
King Edward VII: 190213 1/2d. to 1s., a mainly fair to fine used collection with values to 6d. (36), 7d. (11), 9d. (23), 10d. (21), 1s. (33), incl. 1911 Harrison perf. 14 to 3d., 4d. (3), perf. 15 x 14 3d. (9), 4d. (12), good range of shades, many with c.d.s. (400).
1574 | £380
King Edward VII: 19021913, a mint and used selection, incl. mint to 1s. (2), used to 5s. (2), shades, 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1/2d. to 4d., perf. 15 x 14 1/2d. to 4d. mint, etc., varied condition. (107).
1575 | £60
King Edward VII: 190213 5d. mint selection of shades and printings, comprising eight singles and block of four, mainly fine.
1576 | £210
King Edward VII: 190213 1s. mint range of shades and printings, mainly good to fine. (11).
1577 £480
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 10s. ultramarine and 1 dull blue-green, also 1911-13 Somerset House 5s. carmine and 1 deep green, good to fine used. S.G. 265, 266, 318, 320, cat 1,980. Photo.
1578 £170
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1/2d. dull blue-green and 1d. scarlet used on 1901 (Dec. 30th) pre-release cover from Barnsley to Burnley, also 1/2d. pair on similar cover to the same addressee from Bradford. Photo.
1579 | £90
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1/2d. dull blue-green control ''A'' corner strip of six used on first day cover in St. John's Wood, a little soiled. S.G. 215.
1580 | £100
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. scarlet with flaw in ''E'' of ''ONE'' and ''P'' of ''PENNY'' [Pl. 58a, R20/8], fine used on 1910 envelope, tied by London machine cancel, envelope has punch hole clear of stamp. S.G. Spec. M5j.
1581 | £40
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. deep green imperforate plate proof block of four on thin white card, very fine. S.G. cat. 240+.
1582 | £60
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 11/2d. pale dull purple and green on chalky, an unmounted mint block of four and 11/2d. deep slate-purple and bluish-green on chalky lightly mounted mint, a few toned perfs. S.G. Spec. M9(1 & 3).
1583 £450
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 9d. slate-purple and deep ultramarine in a very fine and fresh unmounted mint lower right corner marginal block of four (mounted in margin), typical patchy De La Rue gum. R.P.S. certificate (1988) for block of 8 from which this comes. S.G. Spec. M40(4), cat. 880+. Photo.
1587 £3500
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 2s.6d. lilac, an exceptionally fresh unmounted mint lower right corner marginal block of eight (4 x 2), usual creasing in sheet margin and upper stamps with some gum creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and a rare multiple. S.G. 260, Spec. M48(1), cat. 4,400+. Photo.
1588 £4200
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 2s.6d. dull purple on chalky, an exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted mint marginal block of eight (4 x 2) from the left of the sheet, a very rare multiple in this quality. S.G. 262, Spec. M49(2), cat. 4,600+. Photo.
1589 £6000
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 5s. bright carmine, an exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted mint marginal block of eight (4 x 2) from the left of the sheet, one stamp with tiny natural paper speck, a very rare multiple in this quality. S.G. 263, Spec. M51(1), cat. 6,000+. Photo.
1590 £720
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 5s. bright carmine, a mainly fine and fresh mint block of four, some gum creasing and one with gum disturbance. S.G. 263, Spec. M51(1), cat. 6,000+. Photo.
1591 £5000
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 10s. ultramarine, an exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted mint lower marginal block of four from upper pane showing marginal pillars, perfs. folded vertically between. Rare. S.G. 265, Spec. M53(1), cat. 6,000. Photo.
1593 £130
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 10s. ultramarine, a good mounted mint example, a little toned, otherwise fine. S.G. 265, cat. 650. Photo.
1594 £140
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 10s. ultramarine fine used with light oval registered d.s.'s. S.G. 265, cat. 450. Photo.
1595 £7000
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green, an exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted mint block of four, perfs. folded vertically between with about five perfs. separated between upper pair, usual gum wrinkles, extremely well centred and superb colour. Rare. S.G. 266, Spec. M55, cat. 11,000. Photo.
1596 £600
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green, good mint, few minor gum wrinkles. S.G. 266, cat 1,600. Photo.
1597 £450
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green (minute pin hole), fresh mint of fine appearance. S.G. 266. Photo.
1598 £700
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green, a well centred lightly mounted mint example with slightly 'off-white' gum, excellent colour and appearance. S.G. 266, cat. 1,600. Photo.
1600 £290
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green, a very fine used example with neat ''GUERNSEY'' c.d.s. (slightly oily on reverse). S.G. 266, cat. 650. Photo.
1601 £180
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green, a most attractive used example with ''GUERNSEY/AP30/12'' c.d.s., about 7 perfs. recut at lower left, otherwise fine. S.G. 266, cat. 450. Photo.
1602 £130
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green, a good used example, small imperfections. S.G. 266, cat. 650. Photo.
1603 £120
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. intense rose-red, a fine and fresh mint example from right of sheet. Photostat of R.P.S. Certificate (1985) for a block of three. S.G. Spec. M6(3). Photo.
1604 £380
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf 14 1d. aniline pink, fine used on 1911 (July 8th) p.p.c., rare. S.G. 275. Photo.
1605 | £140
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 1/2d., eight examples (7 with c.d.s.) on separate p.p.c.'s incl. 6 consecutively dated between Dec. 21st and 26th 1911, a few imperfections. S.G. 279, cat. 800.
1607 £3500
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 9d. reddish-purple and light blue in an exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted mint pane of twenty (5 x 4), mounted in margins. S.G. 306, Spec. M41(1). Photo.
1609 £3500
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 10d. dull reddish-purple and scarlet, a superb unmounted mint interpanneau marginal block of 18 (3 x 6) from the right of the sheet (mounted in margin), one stamp with gum crease. S.G. Spec. M44(1), cat. 5,850+. Photo.
1612 £210
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 5s. carmine, in a fine used block of four, all with neat slightly oily Guernsey c.d.s's. S.G. 318, cat 720+. Photo.
1614 £3500
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 10s. blue plate 1b, a superb mint SE corner marginal block of four showing 1912 date cuts, stamps unmounted except upper right stamp with barest trace of a hinge at one corner. S.G. 319, Spec. M54(2). Photo.
1615 £600
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 1 deep green, fine mint, few minor gum wrinkles. S.G. 320, cat 1,600. Photo.
1616 £320
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 1 deep green exceptionally fine used with neat ''GUERNSEY/JA 18/12'' c.d.s. S.G. 320, cat. 650. Photo.
1617 £320
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 1 deep green exceptionally fine used with light ''GUERNSEY'' c.d.s., very faint trace of additional crayon line barely apparent. S.G. 320, cat. 650. Photo.
1618 £260
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 1 deep green fine used with ''OXFORD. ST. B.O./OC 2/12'' c.d.s. S.G. 320, cat. 700. Photo.
1619 | £85
King George V: A mainly mint selection on stockcards, incl. 1929 P.U.C. 1/2s. to 21/2d in unmounted mint ''K 29'' control blocks of six, a few controls, etc., varied condition. (194).
1620 | £350
King George V: 191134 range of shades and controls in two stockbooks, mainly 1/2d. and 1d. values, mostly mint, condition varies. (Few 100).
1621 | £250
King George V: 191129 mainly good to fine mint selection arranged on cards, mostly Downey heads incl. 1911 die 1B watermark crown 1/2d. vertical coil join strip with 1912 die 2 watermark crown 1/2d. sold on its merits, 1912 die 2 watermark crown 1/2d. coil join pairs (2), watermark simple cypher 1/2d. coil join pair, 1912 die 2 watermark multiple cypher 1d. coil join strips (2),1912 die 2 watermark simple cypher 1/2d. marginal pair with watermark reversed, 1d. block of 6 with watermark reversed with ''ARMY POST OFFICE/11 MR/18/S.39'' c.d.s's, etc. (150).
1623 | £270
King George V: 191226 mainly fair to fine mint selection comprising 1912 die 2 watermark multiple cypher 1d. with watermark sideways, 191224 1/2d. ''PENCF'' error, 1913 watermark multiple cypher 1/2d. and 1d. and 192426 watermark block cypher 11/2d. tte-bche pair, some imperfections. (6). S.G. cat. 1,105.
1624 | £850
King George V: 1912-52 a collection of mint control singles in an album, incl. 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher to 8d. (8), 9d. olive-green (3), 10d. (15), 1s. (22), 1924-26 watermark block cypher to 9d. (13), 10d. (7), 1s. (15), etc., varied condition. (Few 100').
1625 £100
King George V: 1920 POSB profile head 1s. blue and red-brown, a fine and fresh unmounted mint top marginal example, (mounted in margin) usual gum wrinkles, also the Downey Head 1s. used (corner fault). Photo.
1627 £1150
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: Proofs: Harrison and Sons: 1911 (January) stage 2a head die proof in green on glazed card (108 x 167mm), very fine, very rare. 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.
1628 £1000
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: Proofs: Harrison and Sons: 1911 (January) stage 2a head die proof in red on glazed card (108 x 167mm), unusually showing a pale but complete offset of another example on reverse, slight staining on reverse not detracting, otherwise very fine, rare. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1994). Photo.
1629 £1250
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: Proofs: Harrison and Sons: 1911 (Feb. 23rd) 1d. die 1A stage 1 die proof without inscription or value, the ribbon at right has the fourth line of shading broken, in scarlet on proof paper (100 x 134mm) with ''4SA'' engraved in reverse at top, very fine. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 161, cat. 2,500. Photo.
1630 £500
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1911 (March) 1/2d. die 1A die proof without value inscriptions and with reversed ''2'' above design, with small dot after ''2'' and small circle to right of the stamp, in bright carmine on proof paper (100 x 126mm), very fine. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 149, cat. 1,800 but only listed in pink. Photo.
1631 £420
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Hentschel zinc block die proof essays for colour only: Second Proof: 1/2d. in a pale bright yellow-green shade on white wove paper (55 x 47mm), Slater & Palmer ink, stamped ''SP/41'' and inscribed 'Special Green 150' in pencil, tiny faint tone spot on reverse, otherwise fine. Photo.
1632 £380
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Hentschel zinc block die proof essays for colour only: Second Proof: 1/2d. in a pale blue-green shade on white wove paper (55 x 48mm), Slater & Palmer ink, stamped ''SP/91'' and inscribed 'Verdant Green' in pencil, tiny faint tone spot on reverse, otherwise fine. Photo.
1633 £550
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Hentschel zinc block die proof essays for colour only: Second Proof: 1d. in crimson on wove paper (45 x 41mm), Manders Bros. ink, stamped ''MB/78'' and inscribed 'Crimson No. 22022', very fine. Photo.
1634 £520
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Hentschel zinc block die proof essays for colour only: Second Proof: 2d. in deep brown on white wove paper (52 x 57mm), Slater & Palmer ink, stamped ''SP/83'' (Special Stamp Brown No. 128), very fine. Photo.
1635 £400
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Hentschel zinc block die proof essays for colour only: 5d., Somerset House Stamping Department essay in light blue on white paper cut to stamp size and mounted on paper (25 x 36mm), inscribed 'SD/10' and 'Light Blue', very fine. Photo.
1636 £680
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Hentschel zinc block die proof essays for colour only: 6d. in ruby black on white wove paper (55 x 46mm), Slater & Palmer ink, stamped ''SP/92'' and inscribed 'Ruby Black 160' in pencil, very fine. Photo.
1637 £720
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Hentschel zinc block die proof essays for colour only: 7d. in red on white wove paper (33 x 61mm), Manders Bros. ink, stamped ''MB/49'' and inscribed 'Red', very fine. Photo.
1638 £380
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Hentschel zinc block die proof essays for colour only: 7d. in grey on white wove paper (44 x 47mm), Manders Bros. ink, stamped ''MB/89'' and inscribed 'Grey No. 22053', very fine. Photo.
1639 £550
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Hentschel zinc block die proof essays for colour only: 10d. in black on violet, cut to stamp size and mounted on paper (40 x 43mm), Winstone inscribed 'W/98' ('Quick drying black'), '5267' and 'Violet', very fine (tiny tone spot on reverse, well clear of essay). Photo.
1640 £420
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Hentschel zinc block die proof essays for colour only: 1s. in pearl green on white wove paper (42 x 70mm), Manders Bros. ink, stamped ''MB/92'' and inscribed 'Pearl Green', very fine. Photo.
1641 £500
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Half Tone Essays: Small Format: 3d., two examples on white paper in Manders Bros. red (21543) and dark green (21540), inscribed 'M.B/2' & 'M.B/5', very fine. Photo.
1642 £180
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Half Tone Essays: Small Format: 3d. in Slater Palmer reddish-brown on white wove paper (51 x 58mm), stamped ''SP/1'', very fine. Photo.
1643 £900
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Half Tone Essays: Small Format: 3d., six examples in Slater Palmer rose-red (stamped ''SP/2''), green (''SP/3''), purple-brown (''SP/4'', some staining), bright blue (''SP/5''), grey (''SP/6''), and blue (''SP/8''), mainly very fine. Photo.
1644 £200
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Half Tone Essays: Small Format: 3d. in Slater Palmer bright blue, two impressions struck together (one very pale) on white wove paper (61 x 45mm), stamped ''SP/5'' above each, very fine. Photo.
1645 £200
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Half Tone Essays: Small Format: 3d., two examples in Winstone red (stamped ''W/1'') and carmine-pink (''W/3''), very fine. Photo.
1646 £420
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Half Tone Essays: Small Format: 3d., three examples in Winstone pale dull blue (inscribed 'W/7'), No. 25 green ('W/16') and No. 24 blue ('W/24'), very fine. Photo.
1647 £280
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Half Tone Essays: Small Format: 3d. in Winstone brown ink on yellow paper, inscribed 'W/15 (yellow paper), very fine. Photo.
1648 £290
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Half Tone Essays: Small Format: 3d., two examples struck together in purple and in black on a single piece of white wove paper, very fine. Photo.
1649 £160
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Half Tone Essays: Small Format: 7d. in Slater Palmer deep blue ink, on white wove paper (39 x 47mm), stamped ''SP/7'' above, very fine. Photo.
1650 £200
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Half Tone Essays: Small Format: 7d., two examples in Winstone pale blue (inscribed 'W/5' in ink and '21/2d/No14 Blue' in pencil) and blue 29 (stamped ''W/8''), very fine. Photo.
1651 £200
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Half Tone Essays: Small Format: 7d., two examples struck together in black or grey-balck on a single piece of white wove paper (69 x 47mm), very fine. Photo.
1652 £820
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Half Tone Essays: Large Format: 7d., three examples in Winstone blue 29 (inscribed 'W/8'), no. 22 purple ('W/12') and pale green no. 31 ('W/15'), each on white wove paper, very fine. Photo.
1653 £300
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1910 Half Tone Essays: Large Format: 7d., two examples in Manders Bros. red 21543 (inscribed 'M.B/2') and olive-bistre (stamped ''MB/7''), each on white wove paper, very fine. Photo.
1654 | £1400
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: A mint collection in a stockbook, incl. 1912 die 1B watermark simple cypher 1/2d. watermark inverted (2 one in green, other in deep green), 1912 die 2 watermark crown 1/2d. lower two rows of the sheet (12 x 2) without control, 1912 die 2 watermark simple cypher 1/2d. watermark inverted, 1911 die 1A watermark crown paper trial 1d. carmine on thick chalk-surfaced without watermark, 1911 die 1B watermark crown 1d. rose-pink, also imperforate plate proof on chalk-surfaced paper without watermark, 1912 die 1B watermark crown 1d. aniline scarlet, 1912 die 1B watermark simple cypher booklet pane of six with inverted watermark, 1912 die 2 watermark multiple cypher with variety watermark sideways, paper trials, shades, controls, watermark varieties, coil join pairs, etc., mainly fine. (253). Stated to cat. 7,200.
1655 | £350
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: A mainly fine mint selection of listed varieties, comprising 1911 die 1A watermark crown 1d. ''A 11'' control single with pale area by lion's paws, 1911 die 1B watermark crown 1d. ''A 11'' control block of six, one with small white spot on forehead, also ''A 11'' pair, one with white spot left of ''O'' and white dot above ''T'', ''A 11'' control strip of three, one with ribbon flaw, another with white scratch to left of lion's face, 1912 die 2 watermark simple cypher 1d. block of four with watermark inverted and one with no Cross on crown, 1912 die 2 watermark multiple cypher 1d. ''B 12'' control strip of three, one with missing crown in watermark. S.G. Spec. cat 1,400+.
1656 | £250
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: A mainly fine mint selection of listed varieties, comprising 1911 die 1A watermark crown 1/2d. green with variety white blob to right of left 1/2, 1911 die 1B watermark crown 1/2d. unmounted ''A 11'' control pair, one with cracked plate variety, 1912 die 2 watermark crown 1/2d. unmounted block of four, one showing no cross on crown, also vertical pair, one with the same variety plus broken frame. S.G. Spec. cat 1,100.
1658 £200
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1A 1/2d. imperforate plate proof in black on unwatermarked, ungummed, wove proof paper, horizontal crease and surface fault at top, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 149, cat. 2,000. Photo.
1660 £200
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1B 1/2d. green imperforate plate proof watermark multiple cypher, marginal from right of sheet, few gum creases, otherwise fine with full gum. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 151, cat 600. Photo.
1661 £100
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1B watermark crown 1/2d. very deep green, very fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. N2(7), cat 550. Photo.
1663 £150
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1A watermark crown 1d. carmine-red, a mint example from left of sheet, showing pre-perforating paper crease resulting in being imperforate between the stamp and margin, mint, unusual. S.G. Spec. N7var. Photo.
1664 £160
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1A watermark crown 1d. plate 13b, two lower right corner marginal control ''A 11'' pairs in contrasting carmine and pale carmine shades, both with R20/11 showing pale area by lion's paws in different states, very fine mint (corner stamp of former with small faint tone spot on gum). S.G. Spec. N7k, unpriced. Photo.
1665 £2300
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1B 1d. die proof in carmine-pink from working die, on gummed paper with two impressions of the Crown watermark, very fine and very rare. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 164. Photo.
1667 | £270
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1B watermark crown 1d. carmine booklet panes of six (2) with watermark upright and inverted, one stamp in each is mounted, mainly fine. S.G. NB3, NB3a, cat 250.
1669 £150
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 die 1B watermark crown 1d. aniline scarlet, used vertical pair with inverted watermark, few imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. N9(4)a. Photo.
1670 £140
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 die 1B watermark simple cypher 1/2d. green booklet pane of six, watermark inverted, fine mint. S.G. Spec. NB2a, cat. 280. Photo.
1671 £100
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 die 1B watermark simple cypher 1/2d. green, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 22, fine with gum. S.G. N3s, cat. 250. Photo.
1674 £100
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 die 1B watermark simple cypher 1d. scarlet overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 22, fine and fresh with full gum. S.G. Spec. N10s, cat 300. Photo.
1675 £350
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1911 (Oct. - Nov.) 1d. perforated 14.8 x 14 colour trial in a deep carmine shade on gummed paper watermarked crown, fine and fresh from top of sheet with full gum, scarce. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 168, cat. from 1,000. Photo.
1676 £420
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1911 (Oct. - Nov.) die 2 1d. Royal scarlet colour trial perf. 14.8 x 14 on gummed paper watermarked crown, gum a little yellowish, otherwise fine and fresh. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1981). S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 168, cat. from 1,000. Photo.
1677 | £150
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 die 2 watermark crown 1/2d. green three blocks (12 x 2) all from base of sheets with error no controls, most stamps are unmounted, mainly fine. S.G. N4, cat. 1,350+.
1682 £500
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 die 2 watermark crown 1d. aniline scarlet, with variety no Cross on Crown, fine mint. S.G. 343a, cat 1,000. Photo.
1683 £300
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 die 2 watermark simple cypher 1/2d. green block of four overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 24, fine and fresh with full gum. S.G. Spec. N5t, cat 1,000+. Photo.
1686 £120
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 die 2 watermark simple cypher 1d., overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 24, fine and fresh with gum. S.G. Spec. N12s, cat 350. Photo.
1687 | £190
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 die 2 watermark simple cypher 1d. scarlet, in an unmounted mint block (12 x 2), three showing no Cross on Crown, mainly fine. S.G. 345,a, cat 795.
1688 £3000
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 die 2 watermark multiple cypher 1/2d. green, an imperforate ''B 12'' (c) lower left corner marginal block of eight (4 x 2), exceptionally fine and fresh mint and by far the finest of the two known control blocks. S.G. 346b, Spec. N6f. Photo.
1689 | £110
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 die 2 watermark multiple cypher 1/2d. and 1d., variety imperforate, fine mint. S,G, 346b, 350b.
1692 £350
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912(c.) 9/- Postal Order (Poundage 1d.) in blue and black, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' within two horizontal lines in red, some peripheral imperfections but very scarce. Photo.
1693 £650
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher A bromide of the King's Head reduced to stamp size, very fine. Photo.
1694 £980
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher An enlarged bromide of a Medal Head taken from Harrison's line sketch, dated '8.4.13', unlisted by S.G. Photo.
1695 £500
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher A die proof of an apparently unaccepted Medal Head (12mm high) with oval shaded background to head, uncleared surround, in black on proof paper (84 x 156mm), very fine. Unlisted by S.G. Photo.
1696 £1100
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher Medal Head die proof stage 1a with uncleared surround, in black on proof paper (80 x 70mm), tape mark on reverse not affecting appearance, otherwise fine. Ex J.A.C. Harrison archive. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 177, cat. 4,000. Photo.
1697 £900
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher Medal Head die proof between stages 1a and 1b with diagonal line between the King's beard and face removed and with partial background shading, uncleared surround, in black on proof paper (69 x 78mm), numbered ''168'' on reverse, small excess ink spots below head, fine. Ex J.A.C. Harrison archive. Unlisted by S.G. Photo.
1699 £850
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher Medal Head Master die proof stage 4b for the 1d. and 21/2d., in black on proof paper (125 x 190mm), very fine. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 178, cat. 1,500. Photo.
1700 £800
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher Medal Head die proof of the smaller Medal Head for the 5d. to 1s. values, in black on proof paper (42 x 49mm) with shaded background to head almost in an oval, uncleared surround, very fine and rare. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 178 notes that 'The smaller version of the head was used for the 5d. to 1s. values' but does not list this proof. Photo.
1701 £800
De La Rue Britannia Head Sample or Trial Stamps: A series of nine imperforate blocks of four from the multi-die plate, each dies 4 and 5 se-tenant, in colours close to those used for the issued 1/2d., 11/2d., 2d., 21/2d., 3d., 4d., 7d., 9d. (agate, the block severed into two horizontal pairs) and 10d., each affixed to piece from De La Rue archive page, variously numbered, an interesting group. (36). Photo.
1703 | £350
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher A selection, incl. 1d. booklet pane of six, watermark inverted with ''LONDON E.C.'' type I pre-cancel, 3d. ''H 16'' perf control single, 6d. ''B.24'' imperf control single, 1/2d. watermark reversed block of four, 21/2d. watermark inverted and reversed block of four, 21/2d. watermark inverted, 3d. watermark reversed, unmounted mint, 7d. watermark inverted ''J 17'' control pair, 8d. black on yellow watermark inverted, mint, etc, mainly fine. (39).
1704 | £420
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher A mainly mint selection of controls in a stockbook, incl. range of shades, values to 9d. olive-green (3), 10d. (5) and 1s. (11), etc., varied condition. (few 100's).
1705 | £100
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher A mint selection of plate varieties, incl. frame breaks, ''dolphin'' flaws, etc., varied condition. (26 items).
1706 | £550
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher: A mainly mint selection in a stockbook, incl. range of shades, controls, values to 1s. with 9d. olive-green (11), etc., varied condition. (Few 100').
1707 | £2600
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher Somerset House printing 21/2d. ''A. 12'', 3d. ''A. 12'' (w), 4d. ''B. 13'', 5d. ''B. 13'', 6d. ''C. 13'', 7d. ''C. 13'', 8d. ''C. 13'', 9d. agate ''B. 13'' and 1s. ''C. 13'', lower left corner marginal control blocks of 18 (6 x 3) and 10d. plate 1a upper left corner marginal block of 18 from lower pane showing dot above 1st [R11/1], mainly very fine and fresh unmounted mint. (180).
1708 | £110
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. and 1d. imperforate pairs overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 26, 1d. imperforate pairs (2), and single, perforated 1/2d. (2), 1d. (2) overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 24, mainly fine and fresh with gum. (15). S.G. Spec. cat 880.
1709 | £95
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. and 1d. imperforate blocks of four, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 26, very fine and fresh with full original gum. S.G. Spec. N14t, N16t, cat 580.
1710 | £100
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. and 1d. imperforate blocks of four, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 26, faint ink mark on face just affects two 1/2d's, otherwise very fine and fresh with full original gum. S.G. Spec. N14t, N16t, cat 580.
1713 £150
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. green on toned paper, a very fine and fresh mint ''P 20'' control strip of three, plate 68, two tamps unmounted. S.G. Spec. N14(1)var. Photo.
1714 £380
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. deep blue (''Myrtle'') green, a superb unmounted mint ''K 18'' control strip of three, plate 46b with [20/3] showing white spot above dolphin's mouth, very scarce. R.P.S. Certificate (2003). S.G. Spec. N14(15). Photo.
1716 | £50
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal Cypher 1d. marginal block of four from the top of sheet, overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 24, fresh and fine.
1718 £170
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1d. variety no watermark in a superb unmounted mint vertical strip of four from right of sheet. S.G. Spec. N16a, cat 600+. Photo.
1719 £160
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1d. orange-vermilion, in a fine unmounted mint ''L 18'' control pair. S.G. Spec. N16(15), cat 400. Photo.
1720 £520
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1d. orange-vermilion, a very fine and fresh mint ''M 18'' control block of six (3 x 2), usual gum wrinkles, five stamps unmounted, the lower strip a slightly more intense shade. Ex Alcock. R.P.S. certificate (1975). S.G. Spec. N16(15), cat. 1,150+. Photo.
1721 | £140
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. red-brown plate 12 marginal pair, and 11/2d. chestnut plate 29 pair (not marginal), both [R15/1112] with [12] showing ''PENCF'' error, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. N18(1 & 13)e, cat. 380.
1722 £60
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. red-brown plate 12 [R15/11-12] marginal pair, [12] showing ''PENCF'' error, very fine and fresh mint. S.G. Spec. N18(1)e. Photo.
1723 | £100
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. plate 29 [R15/1116/12] , two matching marginal blocks of four in contrasting red-brown and chestnut shades, one with R15/12 showing ''PENCF'' error, the other with the error corrected, very fine mint. S.G. Spec. N18f & h, cat. 450+.
1724 £140
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. chocolate-brown variety no watermark on thick paper, a superb unmounted mint top marginal example. S.G. 363a, Spec. N18(5)a, cat. 250. Photo.
1725 £210
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. chocolate-brown variety no watermark, a very fine and fresh mint marginal block of four. S.G. Spec. N18(5)a. Photo.
1726 £250
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. chocolate, a very fine and fresh mint ''N 19'' corner control pair, corner stamp with gum wrinkle, control stamp unmounted. S.G. Spec. N18(7). Photo.
1727 | £80
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. chestnut, a horizontal pair from left of sheet, the marginal stamp with no watermark and the other with watermark reversed, fine unmounted mint, minor gum wrinkle. S.G. Spec. N(13)a/c.
1728 | £110
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. chestnut with watermark reversed in a fine and fresh unmounted mint interpanneau marginal block of twelve (6 x 2), folded with some perf separation, one stamp with small hinge. S.G. Spec. N(13)c, cat 410.
1730 £140
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. bright chestnut plate 29 [R15/11-12] marginal pair, [12] showing ''PENCE'' corrected, very fine and fresh mint. S.G. Spec. N18(14)h. Photo.
1731 £480
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 2d. die I, 3d., 4d. and 5d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' 26, mainly very fine and fresh with gum (5d. rather heavily mounted), the 3d. shows a faint additional inverted and reversed impression of the overprint. S.G. S166, 169, 170 & 171, cat. 700. Photo.
1732 | £190
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 2d. orange-yellow plate 1 lower left corner marginal block of 30 (6 x 5) with no control, fine unmounted mint, 21/2d. dull blue ''P 20'' control block of 18 mainly fine unmounted mint (6 stamps with gum blemishes) and 9d. agate ''J 17'' control block of 6 very fine mint (4 stamps unmounted).
1735 £500
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. pale milky-blue, a mounted mint example, minute perf. thins at top, otherwise fine. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1983). S.G. Spec. N21(7), cat. 1,000. Photo.
1736 £190
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 3d. violet, variety no watermark, a very fine and fresh unmounted mint example from right of sheet, scarce. S.G. Spec. N22(3)a, cat 350. Photo.
1737 £2400
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 5d., a fully cleared Master die proof in black on thin glazed card (41 x 45mm), undated, very fine and very rare (undated proof unlisted by S.G.). Photo.
1739 | £110
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 6d. ''W. 23'' perf. type 2, ''A. 24'' and ''B. 24'' both perf. type 2(c)corner marginal control blocks of four, mainly very fine mint, stamps unmounted, a few natural gum blemishes.
1740 £380
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 6d. reddish-purple perf 14, a very fine and fresh unmounted mint lower left corner marginal ''Q.20'' control block of six, few natural gum blemishes. S.G. 385a, Spec. N26(3)e, cat 870+. Photo.
1741 | £270
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 6d. reddish-purple perf. 14 in a fine and fresh mint ''R. 21'' lower left corner marginal control block of six (3 x 2), lower stamps unmounted (2 with diagonal bend). S.G. 385, cat. 705.
1744 £780
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 9d. olive-green, a very fine and fresh unmounted mint corner marginal ''T 22'' control block of six (3 x 2, mounted in margin), imperf. margin, minor natural gum wrinkles. S.G. 393a., Spec. N30(1), cat. 1,350+. Photo.
1745 £1000
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 9d. olive-green, a very fine and fresh unmounted mint corner marginal ''V 23'' control block of six (3 x 2), imperf. margin. S.G. 393a., Spec. N30(1), cat. 1,350+. Photo.
1746 £350
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 9d. olive-green in a fine unmounted mint ''V 23'' control strip of three. S.G. 393a, cat 775 as singles. Photo.
1748 £170
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 10d. turqouise-blue overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' 26, very fine and fresh with gum. S.G. S177, Spec. N31v, cat. 325. Photo.
1749 £150
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1s. bistre overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' 26, very fine and fresh with almost full original gum. S.G. S178, Spec. N32v, cat. 300. Photo.
1750 £720
King George V: 1913 watermark multiple cypher 1/2d. and 1d. fine unmounted mint with coil leaders, scarce. S.G. 397, 398. Photo.
1751 £350
King George V: 1913 watermark multiple cypher 1/2d. bright green vertical pair with coil leader attached, fine unmounted mint, natural gum wrinkle, excellent perfs., scarce. S.G. 397, Spec. N15(1). Photo.
1752 £1100
King George V: 1913 watermark multiple cypher 1/2d. green and 1d. scarlet in scarce mint blocks of four with toned gum and lower 1/2d. pair with light crease, fine appearance, lower pairs unmounted. S.G. 397 & 398, Spec. N15 & N17, cat. 2,300. Photo.
1753 £170
King George V: 1913 watermark multiple cypher 1d. scarlet vertical coil join pair, upper stamp a little heavily mounted and slight gum creases otherwise fine mint, lower stamp unmounted, excellent perfs. S.G. Spec. N17e, cat. 500. Photo.
1754 | £200
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191318 selection on stockleaf, incl. 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. mint (2), 1915 De la Rue 5s. mint, 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. mint (3) 5s. mint, etc., fair to fine. (24).
1756 | £160
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 5s. used with a superb c.d.s. of Harrow 16 JU 15, some blunted perforations, 1915 De La Rue 5s. and 10s. deep blue each with London rubber c.d.s. postmarks for 1918 and with good perforations, all three well centred, S.G. 401, 410 and 411, cat. 1,430.
1757 £1350
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191334 unused or mint selection in varied condition comprising 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d., 10s., 1, 191518 De La Rue 10s. and 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s. (2 sets), mostly of good appearance but sold 'as is'. S.G. cat. 5,975 (as mint). Photo.
1758 £2400
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1912 Waterlow 2s.6d. dull blue-green imperforate plate proof left marginal single on glazed card, taken on December 19 1912 before the plate was hardened, an exceptionally fine, clear print, slight crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 316, cat. 4,000. Photo.
1759 £2800
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. imperforate colour trial in rose-red on thin ungummed wove paper without watermark, a very fine top marginal example, tiny natural paper flaw. Photo.
1760 £2200
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. imperforate colour trial in bottle-green on thin ungummed wove paper without watermark, light creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. Photo.
1761 £2100
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. imperforate colour trial in sepia on thin ungummed wove paper without watermark, light creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. Photo.
1762 £2700
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. imperforate colour trial in black on thin ungummed wove paper without watermark, light creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. Photo.
1763 £200
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. deep sepia-brown and 5s. rose-carmine, good to fine fresh mint, a few perfs. just blunted. S.G. 399 & 401, cat. 650. Photo.
1764 £220
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. deep sepia-brown and 5s. rose-carmine, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 26, fresh with part original gum (disturbed). S.G. 399 & 401 (S179 & 180), Spec, N63s & N66s, cat. 1,100. Photo.
1765 £120
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. deep sepia brown, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 26, fine and fresh with gum. S.G. Spec. N63s. Photo.
1766 £100
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 5s. rose-carmine, a good mint example. S.G. 401, cat 400. Photo.
1767 £210
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 5s. pale rose-carmine, fine and fresh mint. S.G. 401, Spec. N66(2), cat. 400. Photo.
1768 £220
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 10s. indigo-blue, fresh mint, rather heavily mounted and a few perfs. just blunted at foot. S.G. 402, cat. 700. Photo.
1769 £1100
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 green, mint, slight horizontal crease, otherwise fine and well centred. S.G. 403, cat 2,200. Photo.
1770 £520
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 green fine used with light oval registered d.s.'s. S.G. 403, cat. 1,200. Photo.
1771 £680
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 deep green very well centred and most attractive with neat ''GUERNSEY/12 JU/14'' c.d.s., a few perfs. just blunted, otherwise fine and of excellent colour. S.G. Spec. N72(2). Photo.
1772 £1500
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 dull blue-green, an exceptionally fine fresh well centred lightly mounted mint example. S.G. 404, Spec. N72(3), cat. 2,200. Photo.
1773 £750
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 dull blue-green fine and fresh mint with large part original gum, centred to lower right, exceptional perfs. S.G. 404, cat. 1,400. Photo.
1774 £500
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 dull blue-green, fine used example with indistinct cancellation. S.G. 404, cat. 1,400. Photo.
1775 £550
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 2s.6d., two examples used on 1916 registered insured envelope to Sweden, additionally franked 2d. and 21/2d., has censor label tied by ''P.C.'' wax seals, opened-out for display, unusual item. Photo.
1776 £1200
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 2s.6d. deep yellow-brown, a very fine and fresh mint lower right corner marginal block of four with typical light brown gum, lower pair unmounted (one with gum crease), minute natural gum blemishesn, very well centred. S.G. Spec. N64(1). Photo.
1777 £350
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 2s.6d. yellow-brown with variety watermark inverted, fine mint. S.G. 406wi, cat 650. Photo.
1778 £500
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 2s.6d. yellow-brown, an unmounted mint vertical pair from top-right corner of sheet, lower stamp has extra row of horizontal perfs (slightly larger), unusual. S.G. 406. Sold ''as is''. Photo.
1779 £880
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 5s. bright carmine, in a mint block of four, few blunted perfs, two toned perfs, otherwise a fine and fresh block. S.G. 409, cat 1,500+. Photo.
1780 £160
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 5s. bright carmine fine and fresh mint with part original gum, a few perfs. just blunted. S.G. 409, Spec. N67(1), cat. 375. Photo.
1781 £190
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 5s. bright carmine, a fresh lightly mounted mint marginal example, small tone spot on gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 409, Spec. N67(1), cat. 375. Photo.
1782 £260
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 5s. carmine exceptionally fine and fresh well centred mint. S.G. Spec. N67(2), cat. 450. Photo.
1785 £300
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. reddish-brown, an exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted mint pair, well centred and excellent perfs. S.G. 415, Spec. N65(3), cat. 560+. Photo.
1787 £300
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 10s. steel-blue, a fresh mint example, tiny tone spots on three perfs at top, otherwise fine. Knopke Certificate (2001). S.G. Spec. N71(3), cat 1,100. Photo.
1788 £750
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 10s. steel blue, four examples (one R5/1 marginal) used on 1934 (Oct. 26th) airmail envelope from London to Valparaiso via Stuttgart with ''STUTTGART/27.10.34 9-10'' c.d.s. on front and ''FRIEDRICHSHAFEN/27.10.34 - 20'' on front together with red circular ''DEUTSCHE LUFTPOST/EUROPA-SUDAMERIKA'', Valparaiso arrival backstamp for Nov. 4th, minor imperfections but a rare and spectacular franking. R.P.S. certificate (2006) somewhat curiously states 'Obliteration enhanced where tieing stamps to cover' which is patently incorrect. S.G. Spec. N71(3). Photo.
1789 | £260
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1934 Re-engraved values on covers, incl. airmails, 1936 registered airmail envelope to Buenos Aires, bearing 10s., also 1s. (2) and 3d., etc. (9 items).
1790 | £140
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1934 Re-engraved 2/6d. (2 shades), 5/-, 10/- in used blocks of four (the 5/- marginal from the left of the sheet), mainly fine. S.G. 450-52, cat 920+.
1795 | £160
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 1/2d. U 34 control single (2) one Waterlow other Harrison, V 34 control single Harrison, also 11/2d. U34 control single Waterlow, fine mint.
1796 | £170
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 1/2d., 1d. and 11/2d. booklet panes of six with watermarks upright and 11/2d. pane with watermark inverted, fine unmounted mint with excellent perfs. except 1d. with tiny thins, 11/2d. advert pane S.G. Spec. NB15 (19) with clipped perfs. otherwise fine mint. S.G. cat. 380.
1797 £230
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 1/2d., 1d. and 11/2d. booklet panes of six, all overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33, 1/2d. with watermark inverted, some clipped perfs, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. NB12a, NB13, NB14, cat 950. Photo.
1798 £220
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 11/2d. red-brown variety printed on the gummed side, very fine and fresh. S.G. 420c. Photo.
1799 £290
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 11/2d., booklet pane with ''J.. & J. Cash'' advert numbered ''263'', watermark inverted, fine mint with good perfs. S.G. Spec. NB15a(91), cat. 230. Photo.
1800 £580
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 2d. orange variety no watermark, very fine lightly mounted mint. S.G. 421a, Spec. N36a, cat. 800. Photo.
1801 £720
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 21/2d. blue variety no watermark, unmounted mint, vertical bend not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. 422a, Spec. N37a, cat. 2,250. Photo.
1802 | £85
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 10d. ''G 27'' control single and strip of three, ''L 29'' pair, ''O 31'' strip of three, ''Q 32 strip of three, fair to fine mint.
1803 £100
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 1s. bistre a mint example from lower-right corner of sheet, showing unprinter area of lower-right corner, unusual. S.G. 429var. Photo.
1805 | £420
1924 Wembley: Four contemporary bromide essays on photographic paper (approx 55 x 65 or 65 x 55mm), submitted by Harold Nelson, symbolic of Empire with ''Tridents'', ''Lion Heads'', ''St. George and the Dragon'' and Lion astride a sea of Dolphins, similar to issued, also bromide by Miss Maitland Howard on photographic paper (88 x 63mm) depicting a seated Britannia, fine.
1806 £720
1924 Wembley: First completed rough pencil sketch of the 1d. without King's head on thin card (100 x 87mm), endorsed at base ''First rough sketch''. Photo.
1807 £800
1924 Wembley: Original preliminary pencil sketch of the 1d. on tracing paper (145 x 130mm), signed by Harold Nelson. Photo.
1808 £5500
1924 Wembley: 1d. master die proof in black on sunken proof paper (208 x 139mm), has albino impression of die number 10209, a superb and striking item and incredibly rare as only two are known in private hands. Photo.
1809 £4500
1924 Wembley: 11/2d. master die proof in brown on proof paper (92 x 77mm), very fine and attractive, rare. S.G. Spec. 7,000. Photo.
1810 £4500
1924 Wembley: 11/2d. master die proof in pale brown on proof paper (92 x 77mm), dated ''Mar. 21/24'' and endorsed ''Colour trial'', very fine and rare. S.G. Spec. 7,500. Photo.
1811 £4500
1924 Wembley: 11/2d. master die proof in black on proof paper (84 x 70mm) with pencil date ''Mar 24/24'', fine and rare. S.G. Spec. 7,000. Photo.
1812 £920
1924 Wembley: 1d. and 11/2d., two of each affixed to pieces (2), two are handstamped ''COLONIAS'' in red. These are from batches sent by the U.P.U. to Lisbon for distribution to their Colonies so that their Postal Services would recognise whether the stamps, which they would not have seen before, were genuine, rare. Photo.
1813 £520
1924 Wembley: 1d. and 11/2d. both overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 23, fine and fresh with gum, also piece of Block Cypher watermark paper (107 x 57mm). Photo.
1814 £750
1924 Wembley: 1d. and 11/2d. line perforated, both overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 30, fine and fresh with gum, rare. S.G. Spec. NCom1u cat. 600 & 2w unpriced. Photo.
1815 £780
1924 Wembley: 1d. and 11/2d. comb perforation, both overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 30, fine and fresh with gum, rare. S.G. Spec. NCom1u cat. 600 & 2w unpriced.Ex de Cadenet. Photo.
1816 £1750
1924 Wembley: 1d. and 11/2d. both overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 28, in blocks of four, very fine and fresh with gum, extremely scarce in multiples. S.G. Spec. NCom2v. Photo.
1817 £550
1924 Wembley: 1d. overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 28 in a rare coil join vertical pair, few minor stain spots, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. NCom1fv. Photo.
1818 £450
1924 Wembley: 1d. showing variety tail to ''N'' in ''EXHIBITION'', overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 28, fresh with gum,, faint crease, otherwise fine and very rare. R.P.S. Certificate (1999). S.G. Spec. NCom1cv. Photo.
1819 £1150
1924 Wembley: 11/2d. overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 24 in a vertical strip of four, showing coil join, from the experimental preparation of coil rolls, sent by the Post Office to the British Stamp and Ticket Automatic Delivery Co. Ltd., few small stain spots, otherwise fine and very rare. S.G. Spec. NCom2u. Photo.
1820 £190
1924 Wembley: 11/2d. overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 24, diagonal crease, otherwise fine and fresh with gum. Ex de Cadenet. S.G. Spec. NCom2u. Photo.
1822 £1650
1924 Wembley: 11/2d. overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 34, fine and fresh with gum. This is possibly the only example with this overprint which is in private hands. Ex Marcus Samuel. S.G. Spec. Ncom2 unlisted. Photo.
1823 | £280
1924 Wembley: A mainly mint collection on leaves, incl. tail to ''N'' of ''EXHIBITION'' (5) and scratch on lion's nose (2), perforations, papers, etc., mainly fine. (184).
1824 | £190
1924 Wembley: 1d. and 11/2d. in unmounted mint blocks of fifteen (3 x 5) from top-left corner of sheet, mainly fine. S.G. 430, 431, cat 450 as singles.
1825 | £230
1924 Wembley: 1d. two complete sheets of sixty (6 x 10), some slight creasing, few split perfs, otherwise mainly fine. S.G. 430, cat 1,440.
1826 | £520
1924 Wembley: 1d. and 11/2d. mint selection of marginal singles, pairs, strips and blocks, all with sheet numbers, all mint, many are unmounted, good to fine. (33 items).
1827 | £85
1924 Wembley: 1d. line perforation, two blocks of four, three singles, comb perforation, strip of three and four singles, 11/2d. line perforation irregular block of ten, comb perforation, strip of three and blocks of four and six, some paper variations, mint, mainly fine.
1828 | £210
1924 Wembley: 1d. mint vertical coil strip of twelve, showing two coil joins, also one with tail to ''N'' of ''EXHIBITION'', mainly fine. S.G. Spec. NCom1, c, f.
1829 | £90
1924 Wembley: 1d. mint block of four, one with variety tail to ''N'' of ''EXHIBITION'' , also one with scratch across lion's nose. also two singles used on cards, 1d. with scratch across lion's nose five used examples (one is on card), mainly fine.
1830 £1000
1924 Wembley: 1d. with variety imperforate between stamp and lower margins, fine mint, very rare, one of six known. Ex Fisher. S.G. Spec. NCom1a. Photo.
1831 £1800
1924 Wembley: 1d. with variety imperforate between stamp and margin at left, fine mint and vary rare. S.G. NCom1aa. Photo.
1832 £800
1924 Wembley: 11/2d. a mint example showing a most spectacular pre-printing paper fold, most unusual and very rare. S.G.Spec. NCom2var. Photo.
1833 £1650
1924 Wembley: 11/2d. with variety imperforate between stamp and margin at left, fine used with exhibition cancel, very rare. R.P.S. Certificate (1993). S.G. Spec. NCom2aa.
1834 £230
First Day Covers: 1924 Wembley: 1d. and 11/2d. used on plain first day cover to France, additional 3d. all tied by ''EMPIRE EXHIBITION WEMBLEY PARK'' and with violet handstamp ''23,4,24/B.E.Exhibition/By AIR-MAIL Croydon-Paris''., fine. Photo.
1835 £220
First Day Covers: 1924 Wembley: 1d. and 11/2d. used on ''Harmer'' first day cover, fine. S.G. 430, 431, cat 400. Photo.
1838 £110
First Day Covers: 1924 Wembley: 1d, used on p.p.c. on the first day with extracts of the Post Office Circular regarding the issue of the special stamps.
1839 £1200
Express Mail: 1924 Wembley: 1d. block of six and 11/2d. single used on legal sized Express envelope, tied by light strikes of the very rare ''EMPIRE EXHIBITION WEMBLEY/STADIUM'', few minor tone spots, otherwise fine. Only one other cover (registered) is known with this handstamp. Photo.
1840 £420
Express Mail: 1924 (June 24th) linen offical envelope used for the despatch of tickets, sent by Express post from the Palace of Industry, slightly soiled, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
1841 £250
Official Mail: 1924 (June 21st) O.H.M.S. postcard from the Postmaster at the British Empire Exhibition, acknowledging receipt of a letter with the Empire Exhibition machine cancel, on reverse has three line cachet ''BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION/WEMBLEY, MDX./21 JUN 1924'' in violet, scarce. Photo.
1842 £9800
1925 Wembley: 11/2d. imperforate imprimatur, cut from the imprimatur sheet no. 35545 before it was passed into the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen. Included is a colour photograph of the imprimatur sheet showing the postion from where this was removed. A unique item. R.P.S. Certificate (1996). Photo.
1844 | £450
1925 Wembley: A mint and used collection, incl. 1d. strip of six and pair with coil join, mint, 11/2d. coil join, strip of four and pair mint, 1d. and 11/2d. in used blocks of four, etc. , varied condition. (62).
1845 £1300
1925 Wembley: 1d. and 11/2d. both in unmounted mint complete sheets (6 x 10), few gum creases, some splits perfs, very faintly browned gum, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 432, 433, cat 4,800. Photo.
1846 | £85
1925 Wembley: 1d. and 1/2d. both in unmounted mint marginal blocks of four, few minor gum creases, otherwise fine. S.G. 432, 433, cat 320.
1847 £1550
1925 Wembley: 1d. in an unmounted mint vertical strip of four with coil join in center, second stamp showing a ''kiss print'' at base resulting in a partial doubling of the design, one minor stain spot, otherwise fine and very rare item. R.P.S. Certificate (1992) states ''Fortuitous doubling on second stamp''. S.G. Spec. NCom2c. var. Photo.
1848 £2100
1925 Wembley: 1d. two different coil leaders, one with manuscript ''EXHIBITION'' and 11/2d. coil leader, first by the British Stamp and Ticket Automatic Delivery Co. Ltd., other two are Waterlow and Sons Limited, very rare. Photo.
1849 £1750
1925 Wembley: 11/2d. a mint example from top-left corner of sheet, showing very dramatic perforation shift, a most remarkable item. Photo.
1850 £1300
1925 Wembley: 11/2d. mint block of three from top-left corner of sheet, showing marvelous pre-perforating paper crease, resulting in corner stamp being almost half perforated, rare. Photo.
1853 £450
First Day Covers: 1925 Wembley: 1d. used on p.p.c. and 11/2d. on cover, both used on the first day, some slight staining, otherwise fine. Photo.
1854 £380
1925 Wembley: 1d. (2) used with K.G.V. 21/2d., used on registered envelope on the final day of Post Office business at the site (December 19th. 1925), also with extracts of the the Post Office circular advising the last day of business, rare. Photo.
1855 | £110
Delivery Labels: 1d. (2) and 11/2d. (2) delivery labels for 1925, unusual.
1856 | £320
Destination Mail: A collection of covers and cards to overseas destinations, incl. Australia, China, India, Sweden, U.S.A., most with Wembley handstamps or machine cancels, etc., varied condition. (40 items).
1857 | £1000
Handstamps: A selection of mainly proof impressions on pieces, incl. Conference Hall (without date), Government Pavilion, Palace of Industry, Wembley Park, etc., mainly fine. (26 items).
1858 | £580
Handstamps: A collection of covers, cards, pieces and stamps on leaves, incl. Government Pavilion, Palace of Engineering, Palace of Industry, Wembley Park first day handstamp on 1924 11/2d. stationery envelope, range of useages, a few errors, etc. , mainly good to fine. (92 items).
1859 £210
Handstamps: 1924 three pieces bearing proof or sample strikes of the rare ''EMPIRE EXHIBITION WEMBLEY/STADIUM'' handstamps, two are dated ''23 APL/1924'' and ''9 AUG/1924'', also 1/2d. with same handstamp dated ''28 APL/1924'', fine.
1860 £320
Handstamps: 1924 ''EMPIRE EXHIBITION WEMBLEY/CONFERENCE HALL/26 SEP/1924'', struck on piece, one of only two examples known, rare. Photo.
1861 | £190
Machine Cancellations: A selection of mainly proof impressions on pieces, incl. state 1 with two parts of the cancelling operation impressed separately with rejected lion, having only two lines below its feet, undated trial of the ''Paid 11/2d.'' on piece in red, etc., mainly fine. (13 items)
1862 | £380
Machine Cancellations: A collection of covers, cards, pieces and stamps on leaves, incl. Firms envelopes,. defective cancellations, etc., fair to fine. (75 items).
1863 | £400
Meter Marks: A selection of covers and pieces on leaves, incl. 1924 (Aug. 8th.) envelope bearing 1/2d. and 1d. in red, dated part in black, Krag machine Paid marks advertising the exhibition, etc., fair to fine. (20 items).
1864 £320
Meter Marks: 1/2d. ''New Zealand'' type meter mark, proof impression, a fine strike, undated, in red on envelope handstamped boxed ''SPECIMEN'', scarce. Photo.
1865 £150
Meter Marks: 1924 1d. (2) and 21/2d. ''New Zealand'' type meter marks, on 1924 (Sept. 17) envelope to Switzerland, fine. Photo.
1866 £270
Meter Marks: 1d. ''New Zealand'' type meter mark, a fine strike of the reserve machine ''X3'' dated January 21st. 1925 on window envelope, rare. Photo.
1867 | £620
Money Orders: 1924 (May 17) British Money Order headed ''Palace of Engineering'', with handstamp of same, also similar but headed ''British Empire Exhibition'' with handstamp of Palace of Industry dated 20th June 1924, fine and unusual.
1868 | £750
Parcel Post: A collection of pieces and stamps on leaves, incl. Inland Parcel Post certificate of posting from the Palace of Industry, Official address labels for sending tickets, small packages handstamp, etc., varied condition. (65 items).
1869 | £270
Perfins: A collection on leaves, incl. Eastern Telegraph Company, The Evening News, Waterlow and Sons, etc., varied condition. (39).
1870 | £520
Postal Stationery: A collection on leaves, incl. 1924 11/2d. envelope (2) bearing 1d. and 11/2d. blocks of four, 11/2d. lettercard used on the first day, 1924 1d. envelope and 11/2d. envelope bundles of ten with original wrappers, 1925 11/2d. lettercard used on the last day, etc., fair to fine. (70 items).
1871 | £420
Pre-Paid Cancellations: A collection of covers and pieces on leaves, incl. examples of 1d., 11/2d., 2d., 21/2d. and 3d. Paid marks on covers and pieces, Official Mail, etc., varied condition. (28 items).
1872 | £950
Registered Mail: A collection of mainly covers and cards on leaves, incl. Exhibition stationery uprated, Certificates of Posting, Returned Letter Branch envelopes (3), etc., fair to fine. (29 items).
1873 £230
Registered Mail: A blueprint for the design of the Palace of Engineering Registration handstamp but rejected due to the poor quality of the lion (54 x 50mm), also a bromide (60 x 89mm) showing the accepted design (except the time was omitted from the final design), few creases, otherwise fine and rare. Photo.
1874 | £420
Telegram Forms: 1924 (2) and 1925 (3) ''Delivery'' forms, fine used.
1875 | £350
Telegram Forms: 1924 Souvenir ''Original'' and ''Delivery'' forms, fine unused, scarce.
1876 £270
Telegram Forms: 1925 ''Delivery'' form franked by 1d. vertical pair showing coil join at base, used Aug. 20th. 1925, fine. Photo.
1877 £500
Telegram Forms: 1925 ''Delivery'' form, used on the first day, fine. Photo.
1878 £520
Telegram Forms: 1925 ''Original'' form, franked by 1d. and used on the first day, scarce. Photo.
1879 £220
Telegram Forms: 1925 ''Original'' form, franked by 11/2d. showing coil join at top, used Aug. 20th. 1925, fine. Ex Alcock. Photo.
1880 | £120
Telegram Forms: 1925 ''Original'' form , franked by 1d. with coil join at top, fine.
1881 | £170
Telegram Forms: 1925 ''Original'' form franked by 1d. from vending machine with jagged lower edge due to faulty delivery from the machine, used May 13th. 1925.
1882 | £160
Telegram Forms: 1925 ''Original'' form, franked 1d., used on the last day of the exhibition, fine.
1883 | £1200
The balance of the collection of mainly covers cards and pieces on leaves and loose, in a small box, incl. range of slogan cancels with ''Join the Fellowship'', ''London Defended''. ''Pageant of Empire'', ''Torchlight Tattoo''. ''Visit the Ulster Pavilion'' with 1923 (Dec. 18) envelope with Visit the Ulster Pavilion label, study of the Hey Dolphin and Krag machine cancels, 1946 letter written by Harold Nelson the designer of the Wembley stamps, confirming his signature on a signed item, etc., varied condition. (few 100's).
1885 £95
See also lots 4828 & 11409 King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. green, handstamped ''Specimen'' (inverted) in blue, probably used as U.P.U. distribution specimen, slightly toned, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 434var. Photo.
1886 £180
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 11/2d. with variety ''1829'' for ''1929'', fine mint. S.G. Spec. NCom7c, cat 450. Photo.
1888 £500
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 11/2d. purple-brown booklet pane of six, watermark inverted, all overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33P, fine with full gum, excellent perfs. S.G. Spec. NComB3aau, cat 1,100. Photo.
1889 £380
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 21/2d. variety watermark inverted, used, slightly toned, otherwise fine. S.G. 437wi, cat 900. Photo.
1890 £600
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 32 in red, gum a little ''off-white'', small spot of red printing ink on front, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. NCom9s. Photo.
1891 £500
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 438, cat 1,000. Photo.
1892 £580
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, very fine unmounted mint, from top-right corner of sheet (mounted on top margin only). S.G. 438. Photo.
1893 £350
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, very fine mint. S.G. 438. Photo.
1894 £500
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black very fine and fresh mint with just the faintest trace of a hinge. S.G. 438. Photo.
1895 £350
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, mint, few gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G.438. Photo.
1896 £320
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, used, lightly cancelled, slight crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 438, cat 550. Photo
1897 £320
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, a fine used example from right of sheet. S.G. 438, cat 550. Photo.
1898 £320
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, a well centred used example with light c.d.s., faintest trace of a crease at foot, otherwise fine. S.G. 438. Photo.
1899 £350
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, fine used with ''GUERNSEY'' c.d.s. S.G. 438, cat 550. Photo.
1900 £160
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black of fine used appearance with light c.d.s., repaired at upper left and slight staining. S.G. 438. Photo.
1902 £800
King George V: 193436 photogravure 1/2d. small format, 1d. intermediate format and 11/2d. small format, booklet panes of six, all overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33, 1/2d. and 1d. with inverted watermarks, 11/2d. has clipped perfs at right, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. NB20a, NB21a, NB26, cat 1,325. Photo.
1903 £160
King George V: 193436 photogravure 1d. scarlet intermediate format in a fine mint control ''W35'' cylinder 24 dot (position C) block of six (2 x 3), one stamp is mounted, fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. N49(1). Photo.
1905 £100
King George V: 193436 photogravure 5d. yellow-brown, a mint pair from lower-left corner of sheet, left stamp showing ''extended beard'', few gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. N59var. Photo.
1906 £150
King George V: 193436 photogravure 10d. turquoise-blue, handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' in blue-green, used as U.P.U. sample copies for distribution to Portuguese Colonies, affixed to piece. rare. S.G. 448var. Photo.
1907 | £90
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee: A selection on leaves including 2/- and 3/- booklets, used blocks of four to 21 2d. and watermark inverted panes to 11 2d., fine.
1908 £2700
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 21/2d. Prussian blue, a good commercially used example with circular parcel cancellation. Rare. B.P.A. certificate (1953). S.G. 456a, cat. 8,000. Photo.
1910 £400
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1924 (Feb.) 2s. booklet, edition number 57, all panes have inverted watermarks, and pre-cancelled ''LONDON E.C.'' c.d.s. type I fair to fine perfs. S.G. BB12, cat 800 as panes. Photo.
1911 | £300
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1924 3/- booklet no. 130, advertisers voucher copy dated ''11 NOV 1927'' on front cover and with all panes overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 28, each has adhered to the advertising interleaf by the right hand two stamps which have since been lifted, some perf. separation on first 11/2d. pane, otherwise mainly fine with mostly very good perfs. S.G. BB24, cat. 1,875 (as panes).
1912 | £170
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1929 P.U.C. 3/- booklet no. 168, all panes watermark upright, also exploded booklet edition 104 with 11/2d. advert pane, 11/2d. and 1d. panes of six, and 1/2d. block of four, most have trimmed perfs on one side, mainly fine.
1913 £220
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1929 P.U.C. 3/-. booklet no. 168, all watermarks upright, fair to fine perfs, very fresh. S.G. BB25, cat 380. Photo.
1914 | £280
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1929 P.U.C. 3/- booklet no. 171, all panes watermark upright, exceptional perfs. S.G. BB25, cat. 380.
1915 £400
Booklets and booklet Panes: 1933 (Oct.) 2/- booklet no. 26, all but 1/2d. pane have inverted watermarks, some clipped perfs. S.G. BB12, cat 500. Photo.
1916 £230
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1933 (Oct.) 2/- booklet no. 8, all but 1d. pane have inverted watermarks, some clipped perfs. S.G. BB12, cat 500. Photo.
1917 £350
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1934 (March) 3/- booklet no. 280, all panes inverted watermarks, good to fine perfs. S.G. BB26, cat 400. Photo.
1918 | £500
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1935-52 selection of mainly complete booklets, incl. 1935 Silver Jubilee 2s. edition 304, 3s. edition 295, 1936 6d., 3s. edition 324, 1938 6d., K.G.VI 2s.6d. booklets with 1943 (Aug.), 1944 (March, June), 1945 (Jan.), 1950 (June), 1951 (Feb.), 1950 (Dec.) 5s., mainly good to fine. (30 items).
1919 | £500
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1935 (July) 2/- booklet no. 352, a complete booklet (the 1 2d. pane has been removed but included), also 11 2d. pane of four with two advertising labels and a pane of six, all overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33P (except the 11 2d. pane of six with type 28P), the booklet front cover handstamped ''10 OCT 1936'', mixed perfs, mostly fine.
1920 | £210
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 193552 selection (19) comprising 1935 Jubilee 2/- no. 304 (airmail labels removed), 3/- nos. 294 (two 1d.'s missing), 297 (2), 1935 KE VIII 2/- no. 359, 5/- no. 17 (imperfections), 1951 1/-, 1952 1/- S.G. BD8 (3), 1954 1/- S.G. BD10 (5), 1952 (March & Sept) 2/6, 1952 (Sept.) 5/- and 1953 (May 2/6), mainly good to fine.
1921 | £350
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1935 5/- booklet no. 11, 11/2d. panes with watermarks inverted and excellent perfs. (incl. advert), front cover a trifle soiled. S.G. BB37, cat. 380.
1922 | £80
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1936 KE VIII 2/- booklets nos. 376 and 382, perfs. vary as usual, both with manuscript on covers, otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. BC2, cat. 220.
1924 £620
King George VI: 1937 Waterlow three quarter face recess essays, imperforate, singles in green, blue, red and brown, all from right of the sheets with marginal network, superb with full original gum, very scarce. (4). Photo.
1925 £320
King George VI: 1937 W.T. Wiggins-Davies essays for the proposed high values, a presentation card from the designer hinged with 2/6 green, 5/- brown, 10/- blue and 20/- red, each with a diagonal ink line at lower-right corner. Photo.
1926 | £160
King George VI: 1937 W.T. Wiggins-Davies essays for the proposed high values, a 2/6, 5/-, 10/- and 20/- set of four in green on white wove paper, the 5/- and 10/- showing paper makers watermark.
1927 | £100
King George VI: 193747 Propaganda Forgeries: ''Liquidation of Empire'' overprint in black 1d. ''St. Lucia'', 11/2d. ''Jamaica'', 2d. ''Singapore'' and in red 21/2d. ''St. Lucia'' 'unused' (4)
1928 | £80
King George VI: 193747 6d. purple, a marginal block of eight (4 x 2) from the left of the sheet showing a good paper join variety with the upper stamps printed across the join and the lower stamps on double paper, some soiling and bends, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 470var.
1930 | £120
King George VI: 1939-48 10s. dark blue (block of four and two singles), 10s. ultramarine (block of four) all c.d.s., 1 (6), 1951 1 (72 incl. multiples), mostly good to fine. (88). S.G. cat. 1,592.
1931 | £680
King George VI: 193948 10s. dark blue [R1/35/2] lower left corner marginal block of six (2 x 3) with 4/1 retouched medallion, fine unmounted mint except two (incl. variety with gum blemish). S.G. Spec. Q32/c.
1933 £220
King George VI: 194142 2d. pale orange, in a mint block of six (2 x 3) from top of sheet, showing spectacular perforation shift, unusual. S.G. 488var. Photo.
1934 £270
King George VI: 194142 21/2d. light ultramarine, a horizontal marginal strip from the right of the sheet showing a progressive dry print leaving the last stamp completely blank, rejoined with hinge between 2nd and 3rd stamps, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 489var. Photo.
1936 | £220
King George VI: 1948 Silver Wedding 1 (25) good to fine used with c.d.s. S.G. 494, cat 1,000.
1937 | £230
King George VI: 1948 Silver Wedding 1 (25) good to fine used with c.d.s. also 21/2d. mint (4). S.G. 494, cat 1,000+.
1938 | £60
King George VI: 1948 Wedding 1, a fine used block of four with light c.d.s's on piece. S.G. 494, cat. 160.
1939 | £260
King George VI: 1948 Olympics 6d. bright purple lower right corner marginal block of nine (3 x 3) showing initials ''H L P'' in marginal rules, matched with corner strip with the initials retouched, fine unmounted mint, minor bends. S.G. Spec. QCom16a & b, cat. 400+.
1940 | £160
King George VI: 1951 Festival 2s.6d. (6), 5s. (15), 10s. (20) and 1 (20) also a few low values, and 1959-67 1 used (50), mainly good to fine used. (130). S.G. cat 930+.
1941 | £450
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1941 (Dec.) 2/6 booklet no. 80, all panes with watermarks inverted and excellent perfs., front cover a little soiled. S.G. BD15, cat. 800 (as panes).
1942 £700
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1942 (March) 5s. booklet edition number 10, all panes watermark upright, some trimmed perfs, otherwise fine. S.G. BD25, cat 925. Photo.
1943 | £650
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1942 (March) 5s. booklet edition number 23, all panes watermarks inverted, cover a trifle soiled, otherwise fine. S.G. BD26, cat 925. Photo.
1944 £4000
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1948 K.G.VI 1s. plain covers, margin at top, a fine and very rare booklet. Ex Frank Daniel. S.G. BD6, cat 5,250. Photo.
1945 £4000
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1948 K.G.VI 1s. plain covers, margin at base, fine and very rare booklet. Ex Frank Daniel. S.G. BD6a, cat 5,250. Photo.
1946 £820
King George VI Proofs: Emergency Postage Dies: The following is taken from an article by Dr. Alan Huggins RDP, Hon FRPSL, in the GB Journal, Volume 44, Number 6, November/December 2006, reproduced by kind permission of the author and the Great Britain Philatelic Society. At the Stamp World London 90 International Exhibition the National Postal Museum presented a display entitled 'Stamps That Never Were'. The major part of that display featured the so-called 'War Emergency' stamps. A short account of this subject had been published by Marcus Samuel in 1969 in the Philatelic Journal of Great Britain but Tony Gammons gave a much fuller treatment of the story behind this project in the 1990 National Postal Musuem Review. In particular the latter article clarified the primary rationale for the extensive work carried out in relation to these 'emergency' stamps, which was the concerns expressed by the Post Office Stores about the arrangements regarding the safety of negatives, cylinders and positives at Harrison and Sons of High Wycombe, who were printing the 1/2d. to 1s. definitive stamps by photogravure. Previously when these stamps had been printed by letterpress it was possible to ensure reserve and/or master plates were held at separate locations. Investigation showed that with the photogravure process concentrated at Harrison's premises the level of risk of disruption to supplies of stamps by fire or other causes was unacceptable. As a result it was decided in late 1937 to firstly have duplicate photopositives stored at another safe store and secondly to prepare master dies and plates for denominations from 1/2d. to 21/2d. to be printed by letterpress, a process which could be used by a wide range of printers (for more details see Gammons, 1990). The design chosen for the Emergency stamps was a slightly modified version of that which had been approved for stamping postal stationery postcards, letter cards and wrappers. This design comprised a head of King George VI engraved by J. A. C. Harrison set in a frame designed by Eric Gill and which had already undergone very extensive development from the Autumn of 1937 to mid-1939 (see Dagnall, 1985 for more detailed information). In November 1938 J. A. C. Harrison commenced work on engraving a 1/2d. die based on the 1/2d. postal stationery die Q19. The overall dimensions of the stamp impression were reduced to 18 x 21.5 mm from 19.25 x 23 mm to allow for the space between the stamp impressions to be as large as possible to facilitate perforation, yet keep the printing plate dimensions similar in size to those used for the King George V stamps. The design underwent further modification, firstly removing the inner white oval frame-line around the portrait. Shortly afterwards a bromide of the design for the 6d denomination was approved, subject to repositioning the head, on 30.1.39. An original 6d die was then prepared and approved on 7.2.39, which shows a number of changes from the original artwork. The following nine lots are believed to be the only examples of these Emergency dies in private hands. 1/2d. with uncleared surround. Photo.
1947 £820
King George VI Proofs: Emergency Postage Dies: 1/2d. with cleared surround, endorsed '2ND WORKING DIE.'. Photo.
1948 £600
King George VI Proofs: Emergency Postage Dies: 1d. with cleared surround, endorsed 'BEFORE ALTERATION.'. Photo.
1949 £600
King George VI Proofs: Emergency Postage Dies: 1d. with cleared surround, endorsed 'APPROVED 5.7.39/WORKING DIE'. Photo.
1950 £600
King George VI Proofs: Emergency Postage Dies: 2d. with cleared surround, dated '6.7.39'. Photo.
1951 £600
King George VI Proofs: Emergency Postage Dies: 21/2d. with cleared surround, dated '6.7.39'. Photo.
1952 £600
King George VI Proofs: Emergency Postage Dies: 21/2d. with cleared surround, dated '30.9.41'. Photo.
1953 £600
King George VI Proofs: Emergency Postage Dies: 6d. with uncleared surround, endorsed 'ORIGINAL' and dated '3.2.39'. Photo.
1954 £600
King George VI Proofs: Emergency Postage Dies: 6d. with cleared surround, endorsed '1ST WORKING DIE/TAKEN FROM ROLLER' and dated '16.5.39'. Photo.
1955 £2100
King George VI Proofs: Postal Orders: A series of four head die proofs, numbered 'No. 1' to 'No. 4' and endorsed as follows No. 1 'HARRISON'S ORIGINAL'; No. 2 'HEAD LIGHTENED FROM NO. 1/PASSED & REJECTED BY P.O.'; No. 3 'ROLLER FROM ORIGINAL/R-CUT AS IN NO. 1/LINES IN OVAL THINNED TO INSERT P.O. BUT CANCELLED. HAIR GROUND OUT FROM ANOTHER ROLLER (IN ONE)'; No. 4 'TINT LINES THINNED FOR P.O. & PASSED.', a unique group. Photo.
1956 £350
King George VI Proofs: Postal Orders: A die proof of the accepted head, endorsed 'P.O. HEAD/WITHOUT ALTERATIONS' and dated 'MAY 1938', slight surface mark across neck. Photo.
1957 £780
King George VI Proofs: Postal Orders: A die proof of the accepted head, endorsed with ''POSTAL ORDER/POUNDAGE'' frame and surrounding foliage, endorsed 'ELECTRO MADE, AND INSERTED, BUT LETTERING RE-ENGRAVED ROUND, & WHITE LINE./ BY T.E. STOREY.', slight surface marks. Photo.
1958 £650
King George VI Proofs: Postal Orders: Two die proofs in red, very similar to the accepted head, one endorsed 'BEFORE FINING UP, TO PRINT ON STAMP PAPER' and the other 'REJECTED/FACE LIGHTENED TO PRINT ON STAMP PAPER'. Photo.
1959 £350
In the preparation of the following section references have been taken from British Postal Stationery by Dr. Alan Huggins RDP, Hon FRPSL, and from The Evolution of British Stamped Postcards & Letter Cards (1985) by H. Dagnall M.A. King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Postcards: An uncleared die proof of the postal order head die (Dagnall fig. 80), endorsed 'ORIGINAL HEAD', this head was sent to Eric Gill for him to see the size of oval required for the postcard dies. Photo. See also lots ??? to ???
1960 £300
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1937 (22.10) 1/2d., an uncleared die proof essay combining Gill's frame design ''A'' (Dagnall fig. 78) with J.A.C. Harrison's engraving of the Dulac head, affixed to thick card, surface fault at lower right, otherwise fine. Photo.
1961 £400
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1937 (15.11) 1/2d., a die proof essay combining Gill's frame design ''B'' modified by J.E. Storey with a slightly enlarged version of J.A.C. Harrison's engraving of the Dulac head (Dagnall fig. 79), numbered '2' in pencil on reverse, slight thin at upper right corner and trace of faint ageing, otherwise fine. Photo.
1962 £400
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1937 (Dec.) 1/2d., a die proof essay combining Gill's frame design ''C'' (Dagnall gig. 80) with the slightly enlarged version of J.A.C. Harrison's engraving of the Dulac head, numbered '3' in pencil on reverse. Photo.
1963 £400
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1938 (4.2) 1/2d., a die proof essay of a modified design suggested by J.E. Storey, the value and the word ''POSTAGE'' are set on a solid panel and the background to the portrait is solid at the left and lined at the right, numbered '4' and '5' in pencil on reverse. Photo.
1964 £400
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1938 (14.2) 1/2d., a die proof essay of a modified design suggested by J.E. Storey, the value and the word ''POSTAGE'' are set on a solid panel and the background to the portrait modified to extend right across the oval, numbered '4' in pencil on reverse, slight thinning. Photo.
1965 £420
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1938 (9.3) 1/2d., a die proof essay of a modified design suggested by J.E. Storey, the value, the word ''POSTAGE'' and the crown are set on a solid panel and the background to the portrait is solid, endorsed 'ALTERED BY ARTIST/COPPER ETCHED/9.3.38' (Dagnall records these alterations for 10.3), numbered '4' in pencil on reverse, slight thinning. Photo.
1966 £1200
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1938 1/2d., three uncleared die proofs, first endorsed 'ORIGINAL/FINISHED/9.5.38' engraved in error with lines behind the crown and the solid panel behind the crown painted in by hand, second (minor surface fault) endorsed 'MASTER/WITH BLACK AT BACK OF CROWN/23.11.38', and third 'MASTER/MODIFIED'. Photo.
1967 £800
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1938 1d., three die proofs, two uncleared, one of which is endorsed ''CANCELLED/18.11.38'' and showing the thin taller ''1's'' of ''1d'' which were requested to be modified by the Post Office, the other endorsed '18.11.38/NEW MASTER/WITH SHORT & THICK 1D./APPROVED', the third cleared proof endorsed 'MASTER/MODIFIED'. Photo.
1968 £800
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1938 11/2d., three die proofs, one uncleared endorsed 'NEW MASTER./WITH 11/2D ON LEFT SIDE NEAR BORDER/APPROVED/18.11.38', and two cleared, one of which is endorsed 'ORIGINAL/AFTER ALTS:/TO 50 PLACES/30.6.39', the other endorsed 'MODIFIED'. Photo.
1969 £800
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1938 2d., three die proofs, one uncleared endorsed 'APPROVED/18.11.38', and two cleared, one of which is endorsed 'CHEEK & NECK MODIFIED', the other endorsed 'MODIFIED', slight ageing. Photo.
1970 £500
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1940, 1d., two uncleared die proofs, endorsed 'POST CARD MASTER DIES', and the first dated '13.5.40.'. Photo.
1971 £300
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1940 2d., a cleared Master die proof, endorsed 'MODIFIED' (from the page headed 'POST CARD MASTER DIES'). Photo.
1972 £420
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1940 21/2d., an uncleared Master die proof, endorsed 'MADE FROM 2D./No. 059-62' and dated '8.5.40', (from the page headed 'POST CARD MASTER DIES'). Photo.
1973 £880
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1940 1d., 11/2d. and 2d. uncleared die proofs, endorsed 'POSTCARD WORKING DIES', 1d. dated '3.7.40', 11/2d. '18.6.40' and 2d. '8.3.40'. Photo.
1974 £350
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1940(c.) 1d., two uncleared die proofs, one showing slightly uneven outer frame lines, the other with the frames 'tidied up'. Photo.
1975 £350
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1940(c.) 11/2d., two uncleared die proofs, one showing slightly uneven outer frame lines, the other with the frames 'tidied up'. Photo.
1976 £130
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1937, a die proof of the ''POSTCARD'' heading in sans serif letering surmounting the Royal Arms, uncleared surround, this format was not adopted. See Dagnall pages 170 & 171. Photo.
1977 £320
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Stamped to Order Newspaper Wrappers: 1943 1/2d. uncleared die proof, endorsed 'Q. 84' and 'WRAPPER MASTER FROM 1D ROLLER/Q.7881' and dated '12.1.43'. Photo.
1978 £480
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Stamped to Order Newspaper Wrappers: 1944(c.) 2d., two uncleared die proofs, one endorsed 'BEFORE CORRECTION' and the other 'ORIGINAL MASTER./CORRECTED ON NECK, CHIN, ETC:'. Photo.
1979 £450
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Stamped to Order Newspaper Wrappers or Air Letter Sheets: 1946 unissued 41/2d., an uncleared Master die proof, endorsed 'MASTER'. Photo.
1980 £400
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Air Mail Letter Cards and Airgraph Forms: 1942 6d., an uncleared Master die proof, endorsed 'NEW LETTER CARD/MASTER DIE./(AIR MAIL)./SEPT: 1942.'. Photo.
1981 £290
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Air Mail Letter Cards and Airgraph Forms: 1942 6d., an uncleared Master die proof, endorsed 'CURVED MASTER FOR MOULDING/OCT. 1942.'. Photo.
1982 £680
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: Air Mail Letter Cards and Airgraph Forms: 1944 3d., two die proofs on piece headed 'AIRGRAPH', the first cleared and endorsed 'ORIGINAL', 'Q.93.' and dated '12.1.44', the second cleared and endorsed 'TRANSFER./WORKING DIE/(CURVED)'. Photo.
1983 £380
The following four lots are 'sheets' of letterpress dies prepared for postcards, all in black on white wove paper and have stain spots and creasing to a greater or lesser degree. We believe each sheet is unique in private hands. King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: 1940(c.) 1d. sheet of 12 (4 x 3), dies endorsed as 20, 69, 33, 35, 37, 44, 19, 24, 27, 56, 50 and 31, and with 'W.' above indicating use at McCorquodale's Wolverton works, die 31 with tear at lower right. Photo.
1984 £450
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: 1940 (6.3.40) 2d. sheet of 12 (4 x 3), dies endorsed as nos. '1' to '12', 'Twelve Postal Stationery Steel dies machined by Messrs Waterlow and Sons. Soft'. 'PD/A 294a' and 'ROYAL MINT/6.3.40', stamped ''298'' on reverse. Photo.
1985 £520
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: 1940 (22.7.40) 2d. sheet of 20 (5 x 4), dies endorsed as nos. '35' to '54', 'Proof No. PD/A 314e' and 'Royal Mint/22.7.40.', somewhat stained and 11 creased (one of which is torn). Photo.
1986 £1500
King George VI Proofs: Postal Stationery: 1944 3d. dies 'W1' to 'W40' sheet (5 x 8), each with die no. endorsed in ink below and in pencil above, the sheet inscribed 'Royal Mint, Proof No. 504a3.2.44' in ink at top and '''Chromed'' R.27/3.2.44' in pencil at lower right, seven stamps torn. Photo.
1987 £820
King George VI Proofs: Unappropriated Revenue Key Types: Three head die die proofs on a page, comprising small head die for pence and shilling values with uncleared surround, inscribed 'HARRISON'S ORIGINAL.', another with outline of head cleared, inscribed 'HARRISON'S ORIGINAL', 'BEFORE HARDENING' and dated '81238'; large head die for pound values with background of horizontal shading as issued, very fine, also a further uncleared proof of the small head but defective. Photo.
1988 £3200
King George VI Proofs: Unappropriated Revenue Key Types: A series of thirty-four die proofs on four pages, comprising 1d. (2) inscribed '1ST PROOF/AFTER INSERTING HEAD/3.7.39' and '2ND PROOF/LINES ON HAIR, FACE, ETC. ENGRAVED UP', 2d. dated '5.12.40', 3d. '1.1.41', 4d. '3.2.41'., 6d. (2), first dated '12.9.39', second 'AFTER CORRECTION/20.9.39', 8d. (2, different impressions) '31.11.40', 9d. (2) first dated '10.10.39', second 'AFTER CORRECTION/24.10.39', 1s. (3) inscribed '1ST/BEFORE ENGRAVING HEAD AND FRAME', '2ND' & '3RD/AFTER ALTERATION 29.9.39', 1s.6d. (2), first dated '6.10.39', second inscribed 'PASSED', 2s.6d. '3.1.41', 2s.6d., 3s. '5.3.41', 4s. '21.11.40', 5s. '9.4.41', 7s.6d. with KG V head, 7s.6d. (2), one inscribed '1ST/WORKING DIE', the other 'ALTERED', 8s, 10s., 1, 1.10.0., 2, 2.10.0., 3, 5 and 10, some with minor ageing but a remarkable and unique group. Photo.
1994 £620
King George VI Proofs: National Savings: 193942 ''NATIONAL SAVINGS COUPON'' 6d., three cleared die proofs, endorsed 'ORIGINAL', 'SOFT' and 'HAND' (presumably in error for 'HARD'). Photo.
1995 £320
King George VI Proofs: National Savings: 1940 6d., cleared and dated '8.11.40', slight ageing at top. Photo.
1996 £550
King George VI Proofs: National Savings: 1941 ''FOR VICTORY'' 6d., a 'two-up' vertical pair of die proofs with uncleared surround, dated '12.3.41'. Photo.
1997 £380
King George VI Proofs: National Savings: 1941 ''FOR VICTORY'' 6d., a single die proof with cleared surround, endorsed 'WORKING DIE FOR BOOK PLATES'. Photo.
1998 £380
King George VI Proofs: National Savings: 1941 ''FOR VICTORY'' 2/6. die proof with uncleared surround. Photo.
1999 £320
King George VI Proofs: National Savings: 1941 ''FOR VICTORY'' 2/6. die proof in black with cleared surround, endorsed 'SAVINGS ORIGENAL DIE'. Photo.
2000 £350
King George VI Proofs: National Savings: 1941 ''FOR VICTORY'' 2/6. die proof in red with cleared surround, endorsed 'HARDENED/29.6.40'. Photo.
2001 £400
King George VI Proofs: National Savings: 1942 5/- with uncleared surround. Photo.
2002 £480
King George VI Proofs: National Savings: 1944 6d., a vertical pair of die proofs with uncleared surround, endorsed 'TRANSFER DIE/TWO UP', 'S.N.S. 6.', dated '19.1.44' and 'T.E. STOREY'. Photo.
2003 £420
King George VI Proofs: National Savings: 1944 6d., two single die proofs, one (minor thinning) endorsed 'ORIGINAL', the other (faults) 'TRANSFER DIE/8.4.44', and with 'T.E. STOREY' between. Photo.
2004 £480
King George VI Proofs: National Savings: 1945 unissued 'Reconstruction' 6d. with uncleared surround, endorsed 'ORIGINAL DIE/T.E. STOREY/19.12.45', creased and slight thins but fine appearance, not listed by Booth and possibly unique. Photo.
2005 £520
King George VI Proofs: National Savings: 1945 unissued 'Reconstruction' 2/6 with uncleared surround, endorsed 'ORIGENAL DIE', not listed by Booth and possibly unique. Photo.
2008 | £1050
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.E.II unmounted mint collection of commemorative sets in cylinder blocks with decimal sets apparently complete mainly in blocks of six to 2000.
2009 | £650
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A collection of presentation packs loose in a carton with commemorative issues from 1965, definitives with High Value packs incl. 1987 (No 13) and 1997 (No 40), Postage Dues, etc. (100's).
2010 | £450
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation of decimal presentation packs in three albums and loose with commemorative and definitive issues incl. miniature sheets, also a quantity of booklets incl. Prestige, self-adhesive with submarine issue (2), etc. (100's).
2011 | £90
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A small selection incl. 1963 Bradbury Castles 2s.6d. (3), 5s. and 10s. in full sheets of 40, fine unmounted mint.
2012 | £150
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A selection of mainly cylinder blocks of six in a stockbook, incl. Wildings, Castles (plate blocks of four), Regionals, etc., mainly good to fine. (100's).
2013 | £1950
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly Q.E.II unmounted mint accumulation in six albums, two stockbooks and loose contained in two cartons with a comprehensive range of decimal commemorative sets in blocks and gutters, definitives with high values, miniature sheets, presentation packs, a few booklets and booklet panes, etc. (1000's).
2014 | £780
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly decimal unmounted mint accumulation in seven stockbooks and loose, contained in a carton, inc. commemoratives in blocks and strips, definitives, etc. Face value approx 1,140. (1000's).
2015 | £400
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly Q.E.II accumulation in four stockbooks and loose with strength in unmounted mint issues incl. definitive s to 10 (5) with plate blocks, 1964 Geographical and Botanical presentation packs, 2000-2002 Year books, etc. (100's)
2016 | £380
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly unmounted mint collection in three printed albums with Wildings incl. 1955-58 Edward set, 1959 Phosphor Graphite, 1955 Waterlow 2s.6d. to 1 set (mounted), 1959 D.L.R. 2s.6d. to 1 set, Commemorative sets complete to 2000 incl. phosphors, later definitives to 10, miniature sheets, greetings panes, etc. (100's).
2017 | £350
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly Q.E.II accumulation in albums, stockbooks, sheet files and loose contained in two cartons with both commemorative and definitive issues in unmounted mint multiples, airletters, National Saving stamps, also I.O.M. and Channel Islands, etc. (1000's).
2018 | £250
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: An unmounted mint collection of Q.E. II commemoratives apparently complete to 1988 with 1962-67 phosphor sets, also sets from 1973 to 1988 in gutter pairs, also definitives, Regionals, etc. (100's)
2020 | £100
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. definitives, commemoratives with minor varieties, etc., varied condition. (100's).
2021 | £320
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A selection on leaves, incl. Castle high values, Machin high values in plate blocks of four, etc., mainly fine. (177).
2022 | £3200
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 195267 Wildings, an unmounted mint collection of cylinder blocks in three stockbooks contained in a small box, incl. 1952-54 Tudor wmk. to 1s.6d., 1955-58 Edward wmk. to 1s.6d., 1959 phosphor graphite 2d. cylinder 17 no dot, range of phosphors, papers, etc., majority fine. (100's).
2023 | £230
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 195561 selection cancelled by Post Office Training School bars, comprising 195558 Edward wmk. 1/2d. to 1s.6d. with extra 5d., 1955 Waterlow 2s.6d. to 1, 195865 wmk. crowns 1/2d. with watermark inverted in imperforate marginal vertical pair and strips of three (2), 1961 Parliamentary 1s.3d. pair with perf. shift, pair with blue shift and a single, also 1951 1. (37).
2024 | £60
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 1960 U.P.U. Presentation Album presented at Eastbourne, containing then current definive issue 1/2d. to 1, Regionals, GLO commemoratives, mint, and 1960 Luton mechanised sorting cover and GLO Eastbourn plain first day cover, a few foxing spots on pages, otherwise fine and scarce.
2025 | £580
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 19672002 a mainly unmounted mint selection of varieties, comprising 1967 EFTA 9d. ordinary with lilac omitted, 1968 Painting 1s.6d. with gold omitted with normal for comparison, 1969 Ships 5d. with red and phosphor omitted with normal for comparison, 1973 Christmas 31/2p. with grey-black omitted, one with a shift of the salmon pink with normal for comparison, 1975 8p. with black omitted with normal for comparison and 2002 Christmas 2nd. class imperforate horizontal pair, also 1969 Anniversaries set used on f.d.c., the 1s.6d. with black omitted, fine. S.G. 510+.
2027 | £230
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 1986-2003, eleven glazed frames of commemorative stamps, each signed and dated by the designer Dick Davis, comprising 1986 Medieval Life and 1998 Lighthouses , each value in a complete sheet and separately framed, 2001 Submarines, the four values set combined as a pattern, 2001 Flags and Ensigns miniature sheet combined in the pattern, also 2003 Christmas, the six designs combined but unframed. Face value 389. The Purchaser of this lot is responsible for its removal from our premises.
2028 | £150
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 2000-03 a selection of ''Smilers Sheets'' all cancelled with Glasgow c.d.s's, incl. 2000 Christmas Post Office sheets, 2001-2002 Occasions and Smiles, etc. (12 items).
2029 | £350
Queen Elizabeth II: 20012002 unmounted mint selection of eight smiler sheets incl. 2001 Occasions Ingots, 2001 Consignia Robin and Christmas sheets (both folded), etc.
2030 £1375
Queen Elizabeth II: 1952-54 watermark Tudor Crown 21/2d. carmine-red type I, in a complete unmounted mint sheet, showing large misperforation variety causing 38 stamps to be partly imperforate, many perf separations, sheet has been folded, otherwise a spectacular item. S.G. 519var. Photo.
2031 | £300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1953 Coronation, the Postmaster General's Presentation folder containing a mint set together with the 6d. airletter, very scarce, sets were presented to The Queen, Princess Margaret, The Prime Minister, The Speaker of the House of Commons (an ex-PMG), Member's of the PMG's Advisory Panel, Commonwealth PMG's and ex PMG's. Ex Graeme Webster.
2032 | £350
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955 Waterlow 2s.6d. to 1 set mounted in ''Waterlow & Sons Limited'' presentation card, most attractive. S.G. 536539. Photo.
2037 | £300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1957 Scouts 1s.3d. vertical coil strip of 24 with continuous coil leader ''240 1/3 STAMPS/BOY SCOUT JAMBOREE/DELIVERY LOWER END FIRST/Price 15'' from roll ''6'', fine and scarce.
2038 £620
Queen Elizabeth II: 196067 watermark crowns phosphor 4d. unmounted mint horizontal strip of three from booklet pane (S.G. 616a), variety imperforate between vertically and at top, gum creases and wrinkles, otherwise fine. Photo.
2039 £500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1961 CEPT 2d. imperforate lower right corner marginal cylinder block of twelve (3 x 4)) with upwards shifts of pink and orange, cancelled by Post Office Training School black bars, without gum, some creasing or buckling, usual condition for these, spectacular. S.G. 626var. Photo.
2041 | £250
Queen Elizabeth II: 1961 CEPT 4d., an imperforate block of 14 (2 x 7), cancelled by Post Office Training School black bars, without gum, some creasing or buckling and 7 are badly damaged. S.G. 627var.
2043 | £350
Queen Elizabeth II: 1961 CEPT 10d., an imperforate block of 10 (2 x 5), cancelled by Post Office Training School black bars, without gum, some creasing or buckling and 2 are badly damaged, shows parts or large parts of all 18 adjoining stamps. S.G. 628var.
2049 £4000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1963 Cable (ordinary) 1s.6d. variety black omitted, a superb unmounted mint marginal example of this popular error, rare. S.G. 645a, cat. 4,000, EC F183MCa - 24 known (one of which is in the Royal Collection, two others shows traces of black). Photo.
2050 £2500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Botanical Congress 3d. unissued design depicting fungi, perf. 15 x 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, hinged to Harrison and Sons presentation card, typed ''Design No. 3./952.'' on reverse, stunning, believed to be unique. Ex Goaman archive. Photo.
2051 £2500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Botanical Congress 3d. unissued design depicting ferns, perf. 15 x 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, hinged to Harrison and Sons presentation card, typed ''Design No 8A./3380.'' on reverse, believed to be unique. Ex Goaman archive. Photo.
2052 £2500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Botanical Congress 3d. unissued design depicting ferns, perf. 15 x 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, hinged to Harrison and Sons presentation card, typed ''Design No 7A./4224.'' on reverse, believed to be unique. Ex Goaman archive. Photo.
2053 £2500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Botanical Congress 9d. unissued design depicting ferns and a branch, perf. 15 x 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, hinged to Harrison and Sons presentation card, typed ''Design No. 32A./44069.'' on reverse, believed to be unique. Ex Goaman archive. Photo.
2054 £2500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Botanical Congress 9d. unissued design depicting ferns and a branch, as last but in different colours, perf. 15 x 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, hinged to Harrison and Sons presentation card, typed ''Design No. 32B./4475.'' on reverse, believed to be unique. Ex Goaman archive. Photo.
2055 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 World Cup 6d. (phosphor) with variety black omitted, fine unmounted mint from left of sheet, very scarce. S.G. 694pa, cat 700, EC F248MCb - 24 known. Photo.
2057 £6500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Technology 6d. (ordinary) variety red (Mini cars) omitted, a superb unmounted mint example of this rare and popular error. S.G. 702a, cat. 7,500, EC F256MCa - 18 known. Photo.
2058 | £800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings (ordinary) 4d. se-tenant strips (5) all with missing colours, comprising olive-green (2 strips), bright green, grey, magenta, two have normals for comparison, fine unmounted mint.
2059 | £480
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings (ordinary) 4d. se-tenant strip of six with variety grey printing omitted, fine used on f.d.c. S.G. 705a, j, EC F259264MCo.
2060 | £800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings (phosphor) 4d. se-tenant strips with missing colours, comprising orange, blue (split in half), green, deep blue, bistre, fine unmounted with with some for comparison.
2061 £1900
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Christmas (ordinary) 3d. and 1s.6d. imperforate imprimaturs with ''N/P/IMPRIMATUR'' handstamps on gum, very fine unmounted. S.G. Spec. W109/110, cat. 2,000. Photo.
2062 £520
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Christmas (ordinary) 3d. variety Queen's head double, one albino, the gold head misplaced to right, a fine unmounted mint lower right corner marginal pair. Brandon certificate (1998, for block of four). S.G. 713ab, cat. 1,100. Photo.
2063 £280
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Christmas (ordinary) 3d. variety Queen's head double, one albino, the gold head misplaced to right, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 713ab, cat. 550. Photo.
2064 | £100
Queen Elizabeth II: 196770 Machin selection with variety phosphor omitted, incl. 1s. light bluish violet (2), also 1970-72 1 imperforate pair, mainly fine. (22).
2065 £1200
Queen Elizabeth II: 196770 Machin 8d. colour trial in a plum shade, fine with gum (hinged as were all the trials), pencilled '27G' on gum. EC F345TRe - '2 known', cat. 1,250. Photo.
2067 £11000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Christmas 1s. 6d. in an unmounted mint block of four, lower pair variety gold (value and Queen's head) omitted, lower left stamp with missing corner perf. at lower left, otherwise fine and very rare. S.G. 758a, cat 11,000 as singles, EC F306MCa - only six examples recorded. Photo.
2068 £800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 Paintings 4d. variety vermilion omitted, in a fine unmounted mint block of four with normal block for comparison. S.G. 771b, cat 1,400. EC F332MCb, circa 60 known. Photo.
2069 £3800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Anniversaries 9d. proof in the issued design but in green and red, perf. 15 x 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, hinged to Harrison and Sons presentation card, typed ''2 7 6/British Anniversaries/EUROPA CEPT/9d value'' on reverse, believed to be unique. Ex Goaman archive. Photo.
2070 | £300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Cathedrals 5d., a complete sheet (6 x 12) with green omitted from the roof of all six of the Edinburgh Cathedral stamps in column five (S.G. 798c), a few stamps with gum blemishes (incl. one variety), otherwise mainly fine unmounted mint. S.G. cat. 330+, EC F366367, F368MCb, F369. The error is known to have occurred on one or all of the Edinburgh Cathedral stamps in column five of several sheets. The roof of the cathedral is affected. It is probable the error was due to a dent on the impression cylinder. Two sheets (both 1A.1B.2C.1D.2E.2F.1G.) are known with all the Edinburgh Cathedral stamps in column five affected.
2071 £2400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Cathedrals 1s.6d. variety black omitted, a fine unmounted mint example of this very scarce error. S.G. 801a, cat. 2,000, EC F371MCa - 'circa 18 known although several are stained/damaged'. Photo.
2072 £920
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Investiture 5d. se-tenant strip variety pale turquoise-green omitted fine unmounted mint marginal from the right of the sheet, very scarce. S.G. 802ae, cat. 1,200, EC F372374MCc - circa 15 strips known. Photo.
2073 £3500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Literary Anniversaries 5d. ''Oliver'' single variety silver omitted, fine unmounted mint. Brandon certificate (2004). S.G. 827var, (824ac cat. 20,000 as block of four). Photo.
2074 £3500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Literary Anniversaries 5d. ''Oliver'' single variety light greenish-blue and silver omitted, an unmounted mint example of this rarity, of which it is believed only two examples are known, small split at top on reverse not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. Clear Brandon certificate (1998). S.G. 827d, cat. 8,000, EC F402MCd, cat. 7,500. Photo.
2075 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 British Anniversaries 3p. variety olive-brown omitted, fine unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. 887c, cat. 275, EC F443MCc. Photo.
2076 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 British Anniversaries 3p. variety olive-brown omitted, a fine unmounted mint marginal example, scarce. S.G. 887c, cat. 275, EC F443MCc. Photo.
2077 £900
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Christmas 3p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint, very scarce. Brandon certificate (1997). S.G. 895a, EC F459MCa - 24 known. Photo.
2078 £1800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Christmas 3p. variety carmine-rose omitted, a horizontal pair from the right of the sheet with the colour also missing from the registration marks, unmounted mint (adherence in sheet margin) but some staining on gum and a few perfs. separated between. A very rare error, only 18 mint examples are known of which 8 are damaged. S.G. 895b, cat. 6,500, EC F459MCb. Photo.
2079 £820
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 3p. se-tenant pair variety turquoise-blue omitted, fine unmounted mint, a spectacular error. S.G. 923a,c, cat. 800, EC F500501MCb. Photo.
2080 £230
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Inigo Jones 3p. block of four (2 se-tenant pairs), variety missing phosphor, fine unmounted mint, unlike most missing phosphors the omission affects the appearance of the stamps, the background being white instead of cream, with normal block for comparison. S.G. 935a. var. Photo.
2081 | £320
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p., variety bright rose-red (King's robe) omitted, fine commercially used on piece (14. 12. 73). S.G. 948g.
2082 £980
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet variety rosine omitted, fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. MS1099h, cat. 1,100, EC F750MCf - 12 known. Photo.
2083 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1982 Textiles 29p. in an unmounted mint block of ten from lower-left corner of sheet, showing complete perforation shift resulting in the vertical perfs splitting the ''29'' value, most unusual. S.G. 1195var. Photo.
2084 £12000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1989 Lord Mayor's Show unissued 19p. se-tenant strip of five, fine mint (two stamps unmounted), very rare only two strips are known (both mounted). See footnote after S.G. 1461 in S.G. Concise, EC F1268TRa, cat. 13,500. Photo.
2085 £2400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1991Ordnance Survey 'Ham Street' 26p. error of value, fine unmounted mint, very rare, 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.
2086 | £40
Queen Elizabeth II: 1991 Christmas 24p. Questa undenominated essay very similar to the issued design with the background in blue, the Questa logo in place of the Queen's head and with a pale silhouette of the Queen's head below the logo, an imperforate pair on gummed unwatermarked paper showing colour registration marks at top EC F1426PRa, also 1980 Authoresses 12p. variety missing ''p'' in value in a fine unmounted mint block of four.
2087 £520
Queen Elizabeth II: 1995 Christmas 19p. proof of value and Queen's head only in red, a lower left corner marginal block of four in the same format as the re-issue of October 2000 with se-tenant label at left of each stamp, very fine with gum (unmounted), normal block of four for comparison. S.G. 1896var, EC F1726PRa, cat. 1,200. Photo.
2088 £420
Queen Elizabeth II: 1999 Settlers' Tale 26p. and Workers' Tale 26p. se-tenant booklet pane variety imperforate, adherence on gum and slight creasing, otherwise fine. S.G. 2085a, var., EC F2038MSa - 16 pairs known, cat. 750. Photo.
2089 £2700
Queen Elizabeth II: 20002002 'Above and Beyond' (1st) booklet pane, imperforate with the ''1st'' value on both stamps white, fine unmounted mint and rare. S.G. 2126aab, var. EC F2129PRa - 3 pairs known', cat. 2,000. Photo.
2090 | £420
Queen Elizabeth II: 2001Consignia Robin and Christmas Smiler sheets unmounted mint, fine apart from some minor bends in margins. S.G. LS2a & LS3a.
2091 £14500
Queen Elizabeth II: 2001 Punch and Judy (1st), an imperforate sheet of five se-tenant strips of six with alternative background colours to the stamps in the first, fifth and sixth vertical rows, superb with gum (unmounted), vertical folds in sheet margins at left and right well clear of stamps and usual trivial gum wrinkles, probably unique. See footnote in the Concise catalogue after S.G. 2231, cat. 12,500+, EC F2210PRa. Photo.
2092 £800
Queen Elizabeth II: 2001 Punch and Judy (1st), a perforated proof se-tenant strip of six hinged in Walsall presentation folder headed ''Punch & Judy 2nd Essays/Essay No. 2/SSO: 50063 Date 19.04.01'', and detailing the printing process, there are subtle colur differences between this strip and the normal issue, the purple background of the policeman and the green background of Judy being deeper. S.G. 2224a, var., EC F2210PRb - 1 strip known, cat. 2,000. Photo.
2093 £8000
Queen Elizabeth II: 2001 Christmas (2nd) self-adhesive, variety imperforate, in a complete sheet (5 x 10), two dot cylinders, few slight folds between stamps, few wrinkles, otherwise fine, also normal sheet for comparison, only 33 pairs known. S.G. 2238b, cat. 23,750. ECF2231IMa, cat. 12,500. Photo.
2094 £350
GQueen Elizabeth II: 2002 Christmas (1st) Holly, variety imperforate, in a used strip of five, few creases, otherwise fine. S.G. 2322b, EC F2325IMa. Photo.
2095 £1000
Queen Elizabeth II: 2003 Birds of Prey (1st) se-tenant block of ten, with variety brownish-grey and phosphor omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 2327ab, cat 2,000, EC F2330MCa, 34 mint blocks of ten are known. Photo.
2096 £5800
Queen Elizabeth II: 2006 Victoria Cross Anniversary 1st 'Cornwell '+ 64p. 'Chavasse' + 72p. ''Upham', se-tenant pane of three variety bronze (Queen's head and denomination) and phosphor omitted, contained in a complete boolet (of which this is the second pane), very fine and rare, to date only two panes have been recorded. EC (on-line) GB5302MCa, cat. 3,250. Photo.
2097 | £520
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: A specialised unmounted mint collection of Machins in four Safe albums majority are booklets and booklet panes and cylinder blocks, mostly identified with a range of printings and issues. (100's).
2098 | £480
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: A selection of imperforate pairs, incl. 1980 1/2p. turquoise blue PCP, 1971 31/2p. olive-grey 2B FCP/PVAD (slight indents all round), 61/2p. greenish blue CB FCP/PVAD (showing slight indents), also 1972 1 black block of four top pair imperforate three sides (minor faults), 1977 1 imperforate pair (perf indents in centre), etc., mainly unmounted mint, fair to fine. (10 items).
2099 | £400
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: A specialised unmounted mint collection on Lindner pages identified by Deegam numbers with a range of printings, papers, gums and phosphors with values from 15p. to 1, also cylinder blocks, booklets and booklet panes, etc. (100's).
2101 | £980
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1971-80 collection of Decimal Machin cylinder blocks in eight albums and on leaves, in a box, incl. values from 1/2p. to 75p., phosphor variations, various positional pieces, also booklet panes and a collection of Regionals, etc. (100's).
2102 | £250
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1971-89 collection of cylinder blocks in six stockbooks in a small box, incl. 1/2p. to 50p., range of phosphor and paper variations, 10p. Chambon press top cylinder block TB, phosphor with cylinder 7 Phosphor P36, etc. (100').
2106 £120
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison: 21/2p. (CB) FCP/GA, variety imperforate, in a fine unmounted mint horizontal strip of three (cut close at right). S.G. 851a, cat 275 as pair, EC F485IMa - 100 pairs known. Photo.
2107 £90
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison: 3p. ultramarine (2B), in an unmounted mint ''12 A'' cylinder block of six, showing pre-perforating paper fold, resulting in corner stamp partly imperforate, some minor tone spots, otherwise fine. S.G. X855var. This lot is being sold for the benefit of the R.N.L.I. Photo.
2108 £130
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison: 3p. ultramarine (CB) FCP/GA, variety imperforate, a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair from top of sheet. S.G. X856a, cat 275, EC F524IMa - 100 pairs known. Photo.
2109 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison: 41/2p. grey-blue (2B) FCP/PVAD, variety imperforate, a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair. S.G. X865a, cat 375, EC F530IMa - 100 pairs known. Photo.
2111 | £85
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison: 7p. (CB) FCP/PVAD and 121/2p. light emerald (CB) FCP/PVAD imperforate horizontal pairs, latter from left of sheet, both fine unmounted mint. S.G. X875a, X898a, cat 240.
2112 | £85
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison: 9p. deep violet (2B) FCP/PVAD variety imperforate, in a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair from right of sheet. S.G. X883a, cat 275, EC F610IMa.
2113 £95
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison: 10p. orange-brown type 1 (2B) FCP/PVAD variety imperforate, in a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair. Only 150 pairs known. S.G. X886a, cat 275, EC F612IMa. Photo.
2114 £120
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison: 10p. orange-brown (2B) FCP/PVAD variety imperforate, in a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair. Only 100 pairs known. S.G. X888a, cat 300, EC F770IMa - 100 pairs known. Photo.
2115 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison: 111/2p. drab (CB) FCP/PVAD variety imperforate in a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair. S.G. X893a, cat 300, EC F814IMa. Photo.
2116 £320
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison: 13p. pale chestnut (CB) FCP/PVAD, variety imperforate, a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair, very scarce. S.G. X900a, cat 550, EC F984IMa - 25 pairs known, cat. 650. Photo.
2117 £290
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison: 14p. deep blue (CB) FCP/PVAD, variety imperforate, fine unmounted mint horizontal pair, very scarce. S.G. X903a, cat 375, EC F1191IMa - circa 36 pairs known. Photo.
2118 £200
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison: 15p. bright blue (CB) FCP/PVAD variety imperforate, in a very fine unmounted mint horizontal pair. S.G. X905a, cat 475, EC F1285IMa - circa 50+ pairs known. Photo.
2119 £170
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison: 18p. bright green FCP/PVAD, variety imperforate, fine unmounted mint horizontal pair from right of sheet. S.G. X913a, cat 425, EC F1413IMa - circa 50+ pairs known. Photo.
2120 £500
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison on Phosphor Coated Paper: 1p. crimson PCP (matt paper), variety imperforate, unmounted mint horizontal pair, some creasing at top, otherwise fine and very scarce. S.G. X925a, cat 1,000, EC F757IMa - circa 20 pairs known. Photo.
2121 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison on Phosphor Coated Paper: 2p. myrtle-green ACP, an imperforate horizontal pair from right of sheet, very faint traces of perf indents at foot, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. X928var. EC F1187IMa, cat. 1,750. Photo.
2122 | £80
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison on Phosphor Coated Paper: 16p. olive-drab ACP/PVAD variety imperforate, fine unmounted mint horizontal pair from left of sheet, also 151/2p. pale violet imperforate vertical pair, soiled with patchy gum. S.G. X948a, X949a, cat 430.
2123 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison on Phosphor Coated Paper: 17p. grey-blue ACP/PVAD, variety imperforate, in a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair. S.G. X952a, cat 350. EC F973IMa - 100 pairs known. Photo.
2124 | £140
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison on Phosphor Coated Paper: 18p. deep olive-grey ACP/PVAD and 1991 24p. chestnut ACP/PVAD in fine unmounted mint imperforate horizontal pairs. S.G. X955a, X969a, cat 375.
2125 £170
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison on Phosphor Coated Paper: 19p. bright orange-red ACP/PVAD, variety imperforate, fine unmounted mint vertical pair. S.G. X956a, cat 400, EC F1193IMa - circa 70+ pairs known. Photo.
2126 £480
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison on Phosphor Coated Paper: 20p. brownish-black variety imperforate, in a very fine horizontal pair from top of sheet, very scarce. S.G. X960a, cat 800, EC F1259IMa - circa 17 pairs known. Photo.
2127 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison on Phosphor Coated Paper: 201/2p. ultramarine phosphorised (fluorescent coated) paper, unmounted mint cylinder ''1'' with dot block of six (2 x 3), showing ''17 Pin'' variety, fine and scarce. S.G. X961, Spec. U278, cat 1,300. Photo.
2128 £350
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison on Phosphor Coated Paper: 201/2p. ultramarine phosphorised (fluorescent coated) paper, unmounted mint left marginal block of six (2 x 3), showing ''17 Pin'' variety, fine and scarce. S.G. X961, Spec. U278, cat 750. Photo.
2129 | £130
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison on Phosphor Coated Paper: 22p. blue PCP/PVAD, variety imperforate, fine unmounted mint horizontal pair. S.G. X962a, cat 250, EC F806IMa - 100 pairs known.
2130 £720
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison on Phosphor Coated Paper: 22p. yellow-green ACP/PVAD variety imperforate, in a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair, rare. S.G. X963a, cat 1,400, EC F986IMa - 10 pairs known. Photo.
2131 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison on Phosphor Coated Paper: 22p. bright orange-red ACP/PVAD, variety imperforate, fine unmounted mint vertical pair from top of sheet, very scarce. S.G. X964a, cat 600, EC F1339IMa. Photo.
2132 £800
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison on Phosphor Coated Paper: 23p. brown-red PCP/PVAD variety imperforate in a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair, very scarce. S.G. X965a, cat 1,100, EC F920IMa - circa 22 pairs known. Photo.
2133 | £200
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison on Phosphor Coated Paper: 24p. chestnut fine unmounted mint block of fifteen (5 x 3) with top row imperforate showing progression of blind perfs. S.G. X969a, EC F1414/IMa. Photo.
2134 £230
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison on Phosphor Coated Paper: 31p. purple, variety imperforate, in an unmounted mint horizontal pair from top of sheet, roughly torn at upper-left, close but clear of the design, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. X981a, cat 1,100, EC F922IMa - 25 pairs known. Photo.
2135 £1300
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison on Phosphor Coated Paper: 35p. sepia ACP/PVAD variety imperforate, a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair, very rare. S.G. X988a, cat 1,350, EC F1199IMa - only 8 pairs known. Photo.
2136 £550
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Photo Harrison on Phosphor Coated Paper: 50p. ochre ACP/PVAD in an unmounted mint horizontal imperforate pair from right of sheet, very fine and rare. S.G. X994a, cat 1,250, EC F1437IMa - only 10 pairs known. Photo.
2137 £880
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 Litho Walsall: 29p. deep mauve, in an unmounted mint block of twelve (2 x 6), from uncut booklet panes, showing a remarkable perforation shift of 7mm to left, slightly crumpled, otherwise fine and interesting piece. S.G. X1054var. Photo.
2138 | £80
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197787 1 in an unmounted mint horizontal traffic light strip of five from the foot of the sheet, the left hand four stamps showing blind perfs and indents, fine and unusual. S.G. 1026var.
2139 | £120
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 19932005 NVI Booklet Stamps: 2nd. bright blue 1CB, 1998 1st. bright orange-red 2B and 2000 1st. bright orange-red self-adhesive all variety imperforate, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1664, 1667, 2040var.
2140 £380
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 19932005 NVI Booklet Stamps: 1997 NVI undenominated trial in gold, perf. 15 x 14 (with one eliptical hole on each side), litho printed (probably by Questa) on gummed paper without phosphor, rare. EC F1891xTRa - '5 known'. Photo.
2141 £920
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 19932006: 2p. deep green (2B, blue fluorescence) PVA (bluish) variety imperforate, in a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair, rare. S.G. Y1668var., EC F1902IMa - only four horizontal pairs and one vertical pair are known. Photo.
2142 £850
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 19932006: 4p. new blue (2B), variety imperforate, in a fine uncreased horizontal pair from left of sheet, rare. S.G. Y1669var., EC F1903IMa - only 8 pairs are known of which four pairs are creased. Photo.
2143 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 19932006: 10p. dull orange non-fluorescent paper PVA (bluish), variety imperforate, fine unmounted mint horizontal pair, very scarce. S.G. Y1676var, EC F1867IMa - only 22 horizontal pairs known. Photo.
2144 £130
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 19932006: 19p. bistre (CB yellow fluorescent) PVAD, variety imperforate, fine unmounted mint horizontal pair from left of sheet, very scarce. S.G. Y1677a, cat 400, EC F1564IMa - circa 40 pairs known. Photo.
2145 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 19932006: 20p. bright green (CB) non-fluorescent paper PVAD, variety imperforate, fine unmounted mint horizontal pair from left of sheet. S.G. Y1680a, cat 300, EC F1797IMa - circa 60 pairs known. Photo.
2146 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 19932006: 20p. bright green (CB) non-fluorescent paper PVAD, variety imperforate, fine unmounted mint horizontal pair from right of sheet. S.G. Y1680a, cat 300, EC F1797IMa - circa 60 pairs known. Photo.
2147 £380
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 19932006: 25p. rose-red non-fluorscent paper PVAD, variety imperforate, in a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair from right of sheet, scarce. S.G. Y1683a, cat 450, EC F1565IMa - 50 pairs known. Photo.
2148 £260
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 19932006: 26p. red-brown non fluorescent paper PVA (bluish), variety imperforate, in a very fine unmounted mint horizontal pair from right of sheet. S.G. Y1685a, unpriced, EC F1937IMa - circa 40 pairs known, cat. 550. Photo.
2149 £230
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 19932006: 38p. rosine non-fluorscent paper PVA (bluish), variety imperforate, in a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair. S.G. Y1700a, cat 275, EC F1568IMa - 100 pairs known. Photo.
2150 £620
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 19932006: 39p. bright magenta non fluorescent paper PVA (bluish), variety imperforate, in a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair. S.G. Y1702a, unpriced, EC F1906IMa - circa 15 pairs known. Photo.
2151 £680
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 19932006: 1 bluish violet 2B (blue fluorescence) PVA, variety imperforate, fine unmounted mint horizontal pair from right of sheet. S.G. Y1725a, cat 1,100, EC F1804IMa - only 20 pairs known. Photo.
2152 | £400
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 19932006: 2 deep blue-green, cylinder ''D1'' no dot complete sheet of 200 (10 x 20) with [R18/1] missing '''' in value, fine unmounted mint. S.G. Y1727/a
2153 £2800
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 2001 Questa NVI (2nd) bright blue barcode booklet containing an imperforate pane of 12, very fine. S.G. ME1var., EC F1973IMa - circa 18 pairs known, cat. 3,600+. Photo.
2154 £60
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: (2nd) bright blue 1998, self-adhesive from Walsall sheet of 100, variety imperforate, fine horizontal pair. S.G. 2039a EC F1981IMa Photo.
2155 £380
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1998-2001 self-adhesive (1st), part pane of twenty-eight (pane of four on front) all showing a major perforation shift resulting in all the stamps being perforated through the centre, most unusual. S.G. 2040var. Photo.
2156 £500
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 2002 NVI (2nd) blue unissued self adhesive Machin trial, perf. 15 x 14 (with one eliptical hole on each side), superb. Photo. Under the terms of the Disability Act of 1995, the Post Office began to review the way self-adhesive stamps were produced and marketed. At one point serious consideration was given to altering the design of the 1st and 2nd Machins so that they consisted of a large numeral and small head. Booklets were produced and sent to various organisations, including the Royal National Institute for the Blind and the Arthritis Society.
2157 £2700
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 2002 NVI (1st) red unissued self adhesive Machin trial booklet of twelve, perf. 15 x 14 (with one eliptical hole on each side), very rare and believed unique as a booklet. EC F2236xTRa, cat. 10,200. Photo.
2158 | £200
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: An accumulation of sterling and decimal complete and incomplete booklets with a range of issues, also unusual 2/- Experimental Stamp Book Dummy , etc. (100's)
2159 | £900
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1953-69 a collection of booklets, on leaves, in a small box, incl. 1953 (Sept. PPR 15mm) 2s.6d., 1954 (July) 5s., 1959 (July) 5s. graphite lined (2), 1960 (March) 5s. graphite lined, 1960 (Sept.) 5s. phosphor, 1960 (Dec.) 5s. phosphor, 1961 (undated) 10s., 1961 (April) 2s. phosphor (2), 1962 (Aug.) 10s., 1962 (Sept.) 5s. phosphor, 1964 (Jan.) 5s. phosphor, 1964 (Oct.) 2s. phosphor, 1964 (Nov.) 5s. phosphor, 1969 1 stapled Cook book, etc. (235 items).
2160 | £95
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 195470 booklets in an album, comprising 1s., 2s. (30), 2s.6d. (5), 3s. (5, one graphite), 3s.9d., 4s.6d., (18), 5s. (7), 6s. (14), 10s. (9), some incomplete and other faults.
2165 | £300
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 19692003 complete run of Prestige booklets with two of most issues incl. 2003 Perfect Coronation.
2166 | £240
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: A duplicated accumulation of Prestige booklets (74), a few with some missing panes.
2167 | £1650
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: A collection of decimal booklets each identified and in a separate packet with a fairly comprehensive selection of Barcode and self -adhesive incl. 2001 Submarines (2) issues, Greetings incl. 1989 (23), etc. Quite a few of the barcode booklets are with cylinder numbers. (100's).
2169 £3200
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 2002 Walsall Barcode Self-adhesive 6X1ST booklet completely imperforate and showing cylinder ''W2'', minor bends. This is only the second example discovered, very rare.S.G.MB4var, ECF2289IMa, cat 3,500. Photo.
2171 £190
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 2002 Walsall Barcode Self-adhesive, unissued 6XE and 6X68 booklets, both showing the single notch at top-right, used only for first class booklets to facilitate identification by the blind, unusual, also a copy of the Royal Mail recall letter. S.G. MH1, NB1var.
2172 £850
Regionals: Scotland: 1989 litho Questa 15p. ultramarine, in a fine unmounted mint cylinder ''6'' block of twelve (3 x 4), centre vertical strip imperforate three sides, most unusual and probably unique as a cylinder block. S.G. S56a, EC SC93IMa - 20 vertical pairs known. Photo.
2173 £230
Scotland: 1990 17p. deep blue Questa, a strip of twenty guillotined at row 17 showing miscut sheet giving interpanneau pair on rows 10 and 11, very unusual and interesting positional piece. S.G. S58. Photo.
2174 £1000
Regionals: Wales: 1971-93 21/2p. bright magenta CB, in an unmounted mint block (2 x 7), top three pairs are imperforate, lower pair of three showing some blind perfs at base and part way up sides, resulting in two completely imperforate pairs, fine and scarce. S.G. W13Ega, cat 1,200++. Photo.
2175 | £550
First Day Covers: An extensive collection of mainly illustrated first day covers contained in two cartons with both definitive and commemorative issues incl. some better phosphors, booklet panes, also some earlier plain covers from 1929 P.U.C. low values, etc. (many 100's)
2176 | £180
First Day Covers: 193570 collection of first day covers in an album with 1935 Jubilee and 1948 Wedding sets on plain covers, most others are illustrated incl. 1948 Games (2, one with Olympic slogan cancel), 1964 Shakespeare (2, one with 400th Anniversary cancel), etc. (100)
2177 | £480
First Day Covers: A K.G.VI collection of illustrated and plain f.d.c's (43) in an album incl. 1937 Coronation (9, five illustrated with different cover designs), 1940 Postage Centenary eight illustrated covers, two with Red Cross Exhibition cancels, one on Perkins Bacon cover, also Chalmers cover with Arbroath c.d.s., 1946 Victory seven illustrated covers, one with Guernsey c.d.s and two with ''DON'T WASTE BREAD'' slogans, 1948 Wedding set on plain cover with doubtful George Town, Jersey c.d.s., 1948 Channel Islands with ''A DISTINGUISHED CAREER-NURSING'' slogan, 1948 Olympic Games (3, two with Games Slogan and Registered Wembley c.d.s.), 1949 U.P.U. (2), 1951 Festival of Britain four illustrated covers, etc.
2178 | £300
First Day Covers: 1948-2002 collection of f.d.c's with a number of House of Commons and Lords cancels incl. 1964 Botanical and Geographical phosphor sets on illustrated covers, some covers signed Fritz Wegner, also a selection of presentation packs from 1965, etc. (100's).
2179 | £260
First Day Covers: 1957-61 collection of commemorative sets on illustrated first day covers (23) comprising 1957 Scouts (6, one with rather faint strike of Sutton Coldfield c.d.s.), 1957 Parliament (2, one an airletter), 1960 Europa (6), 1961 Post Office Savings Bank (2, one with House of Commons c.d.s.), 1961 CEPT (3), 1961 Parliament (4, one with Balmoral c.d.s.).
2180 | £250
First Day Covers: 1963 collection of thirty mainly illustrated first day covers with sets incl. F.F.H. ordinary (3), phosphor (5) and one cover with both sets, one cover of each with Stampex special handstamp, Paris (3, one an ordinary cover with Dover Packet Service special handstamp), Nature Week incl. faked Brownsea Island cover with both sets, Lifeboat sets (6, two are phosphor, one plain set with Edinburgh c.d.s.) , Red Cross with both sets on same cover, two plain ordinary covers one with set in blocks, both with St. Johns, Newbury c.d.s., and Cable (4), etc.
2181 | £550
First Day Covers: 1964-65 collection of sets on illustrated first day covers (43) in an album incl. 1964 Shakespeare (5, three with special Anniversary handstamps), 1964 Geographical (3, two with phosphor sets, one with Southampton slogan cancel), 1964 Botanical ordinary set with Forset Row c.d.s., 1965 Parliament sets (4, one phosphor) all with House of Commons c.d.s., phosphor set with House of Lords c.d.s., 1965 Salvation Army ordinary set with Portsmouth and District special handstamp, 1965 Lister ordinary pair on separate hand addressed official covers both with Eyam Plague special handstamp, 1965 B.O.B. ordinary and phosphor sets on large covers both with Biggin Hill c.d.s., 1965 Post Office Tower phosphor set with Gt. Portland St. c.d.s., 1965 Lister with House of Commons c.d.s. and Leicester P.S. handstamp, 1965 I.T.U. with rare unlisted Gt. Portland St. c.d.s. (nearest post office to Tower), etc.
2182 | £150
First Day Covers: 1966 selection of seventeen sets on illustrated first day covers incl. Westminster Abbey Hosue of Commons c.d.s. on phosphor set, ordinary pair with ''WESTMINSTER ABBEY 900th ANNIVERSARY YEAR'' slogan cancel, Landscapes ordinary and phosphor sets both Lewes f.d.i. cancels, World Cup with England Uruguay Game f.d.i. cancel, British Technology with Dover and Ryde (Hovercraft ports) c.d.s., ordinary set on hand addressed cover with Macclesfield Cheshire (with Jodrell Bank, cachet) c.d.s., Christmas with Canterbury and Sanquhar c.d.s., etc.
2183 | £420
First Day Covers: 1967-69 collection of illustrated commemorative first day covers ( 47) in an album incl. 1967 E.F.T.A. phosphor set (slightly messy hand written address) with ''SHIP EARLY THROUGH THE/PORT OF LONDON'' slogan cancel, 1967 British Discoveries 1s.9d. only with Helensborough (birthplace of Baird) c.d.s., 1967 Christmas 3d. only with ''FIRST EVER CHRISTMAS PRESENT/LONDONDERRY'' slogan cancel, Jericho c.d.s. on 4d. value, 1968 Anniversaries with R.A.F. Stafford and Syerston, Newark c.d.s., 1968 Paintings set with Alfreton c.d.s., some covers with Buckingham palace c.d.s., etc.
2184 | £200
First Day Covers: 1970 selection of twenty five illustrated pre-decimal commemorative first day covers incl. Architecture with Cirencester c.d.s., Anniversaries with dropped head variety on 5d. value (3), sets (2) with Sir William Herschel special handstamps both with additional Slough c.d.s., International Co-Operative Alliance handstamp on unaddressed cover, set with Wells Next The Sea c.d.s. (Connected to 1s.6d. Pilgrim Fathers), Literary Anniversaries incl. Dickens Centenary and Dickens Fellowship special handstamps, hand addressed envelope with Windermere c.d.s. (Nearest town to Rydal Mount), Philympia set on registered hand addressed envelope with Olympia W.14 c.d.s., etc.
2185 | £580
First Day Covers: 1971-73 collection of commemorative illustrated first day covers (75) in an album incl. 1972 B.B.C set on cover (BBC logo only) with rare BBC 50th Anniversary, Pebble Mill handstamp, 1973 E.E.C. with House of Commons c.d.s., 1973 Tree with unlisted but apparently very rare Kew Gardens c.d.s., Sevenoaks c.d.s. on hand addressed envelope, 1973 Explorers set on Cotswold official cover with Drakes Island special handstamp, 1973 Cricket Birthplace of English Cricket and IBRA Exhibition special handstamps, 1973 Parliament with House of Commons and Lords and Buckingham Palace c.d.s., 1973 Wedding set on hand addressed special delivery cover with Buckingham Palace c.d.s., 1973 Christmas set of six covers each with one stamp and Lewis Carrol, Daresbury handstamp, etc.
2186 | £1000
First Day Covers: 1974-76 collection of commemorative sets on illustrated first day covers (54) in an album incl. 1974 Tree with Ash, Sevenoaks c.d.s., 1974 Fire with MCC v Hampshire NW8 special handstamp, 1975 Painters set on registered cover with Turners Hill, Crawley c.d.s., 1975 Sailing sets (2) both with Cowes, I.O.W. c.d.s., one also with additional Carried on Omuramba cachet, 1975 Railways with Wylam handstamp on official cover, 1975 Jane Austin with Chowton and Steventon c.d.s., 1976 Social Reformers with Chester-le-street, Parkhurst, Newport and Shaftesbury, Dorset c.d.s, 1976 American Independence with Bunkers Hill and Denver, Downham Market c.d.s., 1976 Caxton with better c.d.s. incl. Caxton Cambridge, Fleet St. B.O.E.C. 4, Tenterdon, etc.
2187 | £1250
First Day Covers: 1977-79 collection of commemorative illustrated first day covers (145) in two albums with a range of better c.d.s. incl. 1977 Chemistry Gravesend and Haworth Keighly, 1977 Jubilee Buckingham Palace, 1977 Commonwealth Heads incl. House of Commons and House of Lords, Buckingham Palace, 1977 Wildlife incl. Badgers Mount and Foxton Market Harborough, 1978 Energy with Coalville Leicester and Cruden Bay Peterhead, 1978 Horses incl. Ascot and Lerwick, 1978 Cycling with Charlbury, Godalming and Meriden, 1979 Dogs inc. Dog and Gun, Dog Kennel Lane, Isle of Dogs, 1979 Flowers Primrose Hill Huddersfield, 1979 Horse Racing with Tattenham Corner Epsom, 1979 Police with Field Post Office 999 (2) on North Yorkshire Police covers, etc.
2188 | £260
The following twenty four lots comprise of commemorative illustrated first day covers each comprising a range of generally better cancels and offered as complete Years. First Day Covers: 1980 seventy six covers in an album incl. London Landmarks with Buckingham Palace c.d.s., Queen Mother Birthday with Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle c.d.s., etc.
2189 | £260
First Day Covers: 1981 eighty four covers in an album incl. National Trust with Lands End John O'Groats and Lands End Penzance c.d.s., Royal Wedding and Duke of Edinburgh both incl. Buckingham Palace c.d.s., Fishing with Lighthouse, Fleetwood Lancs., etc.
2190 | £320
First Day Covers: 1982 one hundred and sixty three covers in three albums incl. Maritime Heritage with Buckingham Palace c.d.s, British Motor Cars with Rank Forton Services and Birmingham N.E.C. c.d.s., Banbury Oxon with Hella slogan cancel and another cover with Ford Chippenham c.d.s., etc.
2191 | £420
First Day Covers: 1983 one hundred and forty nine covers in three albums incl. British Army with Buckingham Palace c.d.s., Llangollen International Eisteddfod special handstamp on official cover, British Gardens with slogan cancels, etc.
2192 | £300
First Day Covers: 1984 one hundred and forty nine a covers in two albums and an envelope inc. British Cattle with Cowplain c.d.s., Europa with Poling Corner c.d.s., etc.
2193 | £300
First Day Covers: 1985 one hundred and fifty one covers in two albums incl. 1985 Trains with various T.P.O. cancels, 1985 Composers with Birmingham and Bradford slogan cancels, etc.
2194 | £300
First Day Covers: 1986 one hundred and forty five covers in two albums incl. Industry Yera pre-release cover with Clydebank slogan, Queens Birthday Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle c.d.s., Commonwealth Games with Mobile P.O. 2 Edinburgh c.d.s., Royal Wedding with Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle c.d.s., etc.
2195 | £110
First Day Covers: 1987 eighty seven covers in an album incl. Accession of Queen Victoria with Buckingham Palace c.d.s., etc.
2196 | £350
First Day Covers: 1988 one hundred and forty one covers in two albums incl. Welsh Bible with three different covers with ''JESUS IS ALIVE'' slogan cancels, Australian Bicentenary incl. Buckingham Palace, Spanish Armada incl. Drake Island c.d.s. on Royal Mail registered stationery envelope, Maritime Mail I.S. London c.d.s., slogan cancels, etc.
2197 | £200
First Day Covers: 1989 one hundred and fifty four covers in two albums incl. 1989 Food and Farming with Bakers Lane, Sutton Coldfield c.d.s., Toys and Games with Bradford Chessboard slogan, Christmas with various slogan cancels, etc.
2198 | £270
First Day Covers: 1990 two hundred and sixty covers in three albums and an envelope incl. Greetings panes with slogan cancels, Queen Mothers Birthday with Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle c.d.s., Gallantry Awards with Buckingham Palace, etc.
2199 | £100
First Day Covers: 1991 one hundred and nineteen covers in an album and envelope.
2200 | £170
First Day Covers: 1992 one hundred and fifty seven covers in two albums incl. 1992 Wintertime with Bunny, Nottingham c.d.s., Accession Anniversary with Buckingham Palace c.d.s., The Green Issue with slogan cancels, Christmas with doubtful ''JESUS IS ALIVE'' slogan, etc.
2201 | £200
First Day Covers: 1993 one hundred and seventy covers in an album and envelope incl. Inland Waterways with House of Commons and House of Lords c.d.s., Grand Junction special handstamp on Dudley Canal Trust printed envelope, etc.
2202 | £300
First Day Covers: 1994 one hundred and ninety two covers in three albums with Age of Steam with T.P.O. and Station cancels, Golf incl. Par, St. Andrews Fife, The Green Million Cumbria c.d.s., etc.
2203 | £130
First Day Covers: 1995 one hundred and thirty five covers in two albums incl. V.E. Day with House of Commons and House of Lords c.d.s., Globe Theater with Royal Shakespeare Company official envelope with Stratford c.d.s., etc.
2204 | £130
First Day Covers: 1996 one hundred and twenty eight covers in two albums incl. Classic Cars with Royal Automobile Club SW 1 c.d.s. on RAC Official silk cover and also on Royal Scottish Auto Club M.G. Car Club cover, etc.
2205 | £130
First Day Covers: 1997 one hundred and thirteen covers in two albums incl. The Great Tudors with Buckingham Palace c.d.s., Queens Wedding incl. Buckingham Palace c.d.s., etc.
2206 | £130
First Day Covers: 1998 one hundred and fourteen covers in two albums incl. Endangered Species incl. Snail Beach and Throstle Lane c.d.s., Diana Memorial with Buckingham Palace c.d.s., Queens Beasts incl. Windsor Castle c.d.s., National Health with Royal Infirmary Glasgow double dated cover, Notting Hill Carnival Jamaica Road c.d.s. on pre-release cover, etc.
2207 | £200
First Day Covers: 1999 one hundred and ninety covers in two albums and an envelope incl. Timekeepers miniature sheet on double dated cover with Clockhouse, St. Helens Merseyside c.d.s., etc.
2208 | £230
First Day Covers: 2000 two hundred and seventy four covers in four albums inc. Fire and Light with cancels of all the Post Offices along the Ffestiniog Railway, Queen Mothers Birthday miniature sheet with better c.d.s. incl. House of Lords, one signed by John Major, etc.
2209 | £275
First Day Covers: 2001 one hundred and ninety two covers in two albums and an envelope incl. Submarine with various submarine base cancels, Hats with both Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle c.d.s., etc.
2210 | £230
First Day Covers: 2002 two hundred covers in three albums with Golden Jubilee and Queen Mother Memorium issues both with Buckingham Palace c.d.s., Commonwealth Games with M2002 Athletes Village c.d.s. on eight covers with different franks, etc.
2211 | £160
First Day Covers: 2003 One hundred and eighty one covers in three albums.
2212 £290
First Day Covers: 1948 Wedding set on neat registered illustrated first day cover. Photo.
2213 £140
First Day Covers: 1948 Wedding set on registered illustrated first day cover, with blue crayon marks and some other very minor imperfections. Photo
2214 £480
First Day Covers: 1953 Coronation set on illustrated commemorative first day cover with Sandringham c.d.s., some very minor imperfections otherwise fine and rare. Photo.
2215 £480
First Day Covers: 1953 Coronation set on illustrated registered first day cover with Windsor Castle c.d.s. and registration label, some small cover imperfections and registration label overlapping one adhesive, otherwise fine and rare. Photo
2216 £180
First Day Covers: 1953 Coronation set on plain registered first day cover to U.S.A with Buckingham Palace c.d.s., some very minor imperfections otherwise fine. Photo
2217 | £320
First Day Covers: 1953 Coronation selection of eleven sets on first day covers, all but one are illustrated incl. two with Windsor c.d.s (one is a fake), Qantas Coronation cover with London slogan, etc.
2218 | £220
First Day Covers: 1957 Commonwealth Games four illustrated first day covers, one with rare Empire Games Village, Barry registered cancel (small cover stain) and another with same Empire Games Village but with Barry c.d.s.
2219 | £70
First Day Covers: 1961 General Letter Office two sets on type written illustrated first day covers one an Express Delivery cover with Lombard Street c.d.s., other with ''INTERNATIONAL POSTAL CONFERENCE, EASTBOURNE'' slogan cancel. Both are fine.
2220 £120
First Day Covers: 1961 Post Office Savings Bank illustrated first day cover with Blythe Rd. B.O., West Kensington W.14 c.d.s., fine apart for some minor cover imperfections on reverse. Photo.
2221 | £170
First Day Covers: 1962 N.P.Y. ordinary (4) and phosphor (3, one with Southampton ''T'' machine cancel, other two with ''NATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY YEAR'' slogan cancels ) sets on illustrated first day covers, all with type written address, some small imperfections.
2222 £230
First Day Covers: 1963 Paris 6d. phosphor on illustrated first day cover with Dover Packet Service, Dover special handstamp, faint mounting mark on lower left corner of envelope otherwise fine and rare. Photo
2223 | £80
First Day Covers: 1963 Nature ordinary (type written) and phosphor (un-addressed) sets on separate illustrated first day covers both with Selbourne c.d.s., also another illustrated cover with ordinary 3d. air and 41/2d. block cancelled by Colliers Wood c.d.s.
2224 | £230
First Day Covers: 1963 Lifeboat three sets on illustrated first day covers, two ordinary sets on type written covers, one with Cromer and other Ferryhill c.d.s., phosphor set on unaddressed cover with Culdrose (air sea rescue base) c.d.s.
2225 | £150
First Day Covers: 1963 Red Cross ordinary and phosphor sets on illustrated type written first day covers both with ''A CENTURY OF SERVICE'' slogan cancels, also an ordinary set on illustrated cover with unusual Royal Hospital School, Ipswich c.d.s.
2226 | £60
First Day Covers: 1963 Red Cross ordinary set (hand written address) and phosphor set (un-addressed) and another un-addressed cover in fine condition with both ordinary and phosphor sets, all on illustrated first day covers with West Wellow c.d.s.
2227 | £250
First Day Covers: 1964 Shakespeare ordinary sets on four illustrated first day covers each with same handwritten address, and bearing Birnham Dunkeld, Cawdar Nairn, Glamis Forfar and Henly-in Arden Solihull c.d.s. all places associated with Shakespeare, one cover with very minor tone spots on some perfs, others are fine.
2228 £170
First Day Covers: 1964 Geographical ordinary set on fine hand written illustrated first day cover with rare ''RALPH ALLEN OF BATH/POSTAL PIONEER'' slogan cancel. Photo.
2229 £80
First Day Covers: 1964 Geographical ordinary set on illustrated first day cover with rare Greenwich c.d.s. with envelope design. Some minor cover imperfections. Photo
2230 | £160
First Day Covers: 1964 Geographical ordinary and phosphor sets on illustrated registered first day covers, ordinary set with Kew Gardens, other with Primrose Valley c.d.s., both fine and neat covers.
2231 | £90
First Day Covers: 1964 Botanical ordinary (type written address) and phosphor (handwritten address) sets on illustrated first day covers, both with International Botanical Congress, Edinburgh special handstamps.
2232 | £230
First Day Covers: 1964 Forth Road Bridge, a collection comprising twenty six sets on illustrated first day covers in an album with a comprehensive range of cover designs and cancels many with North and South Queensferry special handstamps and c.d.s. incl. ordinary and phosphor sets on same cover with both handstamps, numerous phosphor sets incl. Southampton T c.d.s, also several associated cards and covers incl. single 3d. on cover signed by Ferry Manager, etc.
2233 | £90
First Day Covers: 1965 Churchill, a selection of eight illustrated first day covers with Churchill Oxford c.d.s. on one ordinary, one phosphor and one cover with both sets, Churchill, Bristol on cover also with both sets, South Woodford c.d.s. on ordinary set (rather messy hand written address), House of Commons c.d.s. on both ordinary and phosphor sets, etc.
2234 | £130
First Day Covers: 1965 Salvation Army phosphor set on fine illustrated first day cover with rare London E. 1 c.d.s., home of the Salvation Army. Photo
2235 £110
First Day Covers: 1965 Arts two ordinary sets on hand addressed illustrated first day covers, one with Bath Festival and other Commonwealth Arts Festival, rare slogan cancels, both fine apart from some very minor imperfections. Photo
2236 | £200
First Day Covers: 1966 Burns a fairly comprehensive collection of illustrated first covers in a cover album with both ordinary and phosphor sets with a range of the different cover designs and cancels, special handstamps incl. Alloway, Glasgow and Greenock on the same cover with additional Burns label. (60 covers).
2237 £350
First Day Covers: 1966 Burns phosphor set on illustrated first day cover with rare Tarbolton c.d.s. Fine condition. Photo
2238 £480
First Day Covers: 1966 World Cup Football ordinary set on fine illustrated hand addressed first day cover with rare ''WORLD CUP CITY/SHEFFIELD/CITY OF STEEL'' slogan cancel and with additional ''STAMPS SPORT WITH STAMPEX'' on regional 3d. Photo.
2239 £130
First Day Covers: 1966 World Cup Football phosphor set and World Cup Winners 4d. double dated cover with Harrow and Wembley f.d.i. cancels. Fine. Photo
2240 | £800
First Day Covers: 1966 Hastings phosphor set on limited edition cover (No. 10 of 20) fine with Harold Hill c.d.s.
2241 | £120
First Day Covers: 1966 Christmas ordinary 3d. and phosphor 1s.6d. pair on registered illustrated first day cover with Bethlehem c.d.s., address label has been removed leaving a mark otherwise fine.
2242 | £110
First Day Covers: 1967 Flowers five sets on illustrated first day covers incl. ordinary and phosphor sets on special delivery covers each with Kew Gardens c.d.s., also another phosphor set on plain cover with similar c.d.s., phosphor set on hand addressed envelope with scarce ''RSH /HEALTH CONGRESS/EASTBOURNE'' c.d.s., etc.
2243 | £230
First Day Covers: 1968 Bridges a selection of thirteen sets on illustrated first day covers incl. Aberfeldy and Chiswick c.d.s, Aberfeldy, Chiswick, Dulverton and Menai Bridge c.d.s. on appropriate values in set of individual covers and set also on cards, Dulverton c.d.s. on 4d. value only on picture postcard of Tarr steps, Menai Bridge slogan cancel, Chiswick wavy line cancel, etc.
2244 £350
First Day Covers: 1968 Paintings set on unaddressed illustrated first day cover, each stamp with rare East Bergholt (Constables Birth Place) c.d.s., a little grubby on reverse otherwise fine. Photo.
2245 | £200
First Day Covers: 1969 Investiture six sets on illustrated first day covers comprising Barbican Looe, Buckingham Palace, House of Commons and House of Lords c.d.s., ''BF 1000 PS'' (troop camp for Investiture) and ''MARGRAM ABBEY'' special handstamps.
2246 | £75
First Day Covers: 1970 Christmas set with additional 4d. value with variety two phosphor bands, fine used on illustrated first day cover. R.P.S. Certificate (2000), Listed but unpriced by Pierron.
2247 £100
First Day Covers: 1970 Christmas set fine used on Official illustrated first day cover with scarce Lilleshall Parish Church special handstamp. Photo.
2248 | £200
First Day Covers: 1972 British Architecture Village Churches four sets on illustrated first day covers all with special handstamps comprising Festival of Berkswell, Village Churches Earls Barton, St.Augustines Church Kilburn and Parish Church of St. Mary Lanley. All in fine condition.
2249 £210
First Day Covers: 1972 B.B.C. set fine used first day of issue on BBC Radio Brighton special illustrated cover with rare ''MEDIUM WAVE BBC RADIO BRIGHTON'' slogan. Photo
2250 | £110
First Day Covers: 1972 Silver Wedding selection of five sets on first day covers incl. illustrated special delivery cover with hand written address and with Buckingham Palace c.d.s., 3p. and 20p. on single illustrated covers each with rare Ballater c.d.s (six miles from Balmoral Castle), also set on plain registered cover from the Royal Household with Windsor Castle c.d.s.
2251 £450
First Day Covers: 1973 Inigo Jones set with additional 3p. and 5p. values fine used on registered illustrated first day cover with rare New Fetter Lane, EC4 c.d.s., nearest P.O. to Holborn Viaduct designed by Jones. Photo.
2252 £210
First Day Covers: 1973 Inigo Jones set with additional 3p. and 5p. values fine used on registered illustrated first day cover with rare St. James Street, W1 c.d.s, the nearest P.O. to Queens Chapel in St. James Palace designed by Jones. Photo.
2253 £480
First Day Covers: 1974 Fire set on illustrated first day cover fine with ''the fire brigade needs men of courage'' Northern Ireland slogan cancel. Photo.
2254 £320
First Day Covers: 1974 Fire set on registered Mercury illustrated first day cover with Burnt House Lane, Exeter c.d.s. Photo.
2255 £320
First Day Covers: 1974 Fire set on registered illustrated first day cover with rather heavy Burnt House Lane, Exeter c.d.s. Photo
2256 | £200
First Day Covers: 1974 Fire set on illustrated first day cover with rare Hose, Melton Mowbray c.d.s.
2257 | £420
First Day Covers: 1974 Churchill selection of nine sets on illustrated first day covers with better c.d.s. incl. Buckingham Palace, House of Commons, both Churchill Bristol and Churchill Oxford, Bladon Oxford, scarce Malborough, Wilts on registered cover, etc.
2258 | £170
First Day Covers: 1975 Charity 41/2p. + 1/1/2p. vertical strip of three and Machin 8p. pair used used on illustrated first day cover with Stoke Charity, Winchester, Hants c.d.s.
2259 £270
First Day Covers: 1975 European Architectural Heritage Year set on illustrated first day cover with EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE YEAR slogan cancel. Photo
2260 | £120
First Day Covers: 1975 European Architecture set on registered illustrated first day cover fine with Greenwich S.E. 10 c.d.s.
2261 | £140
First Day Covers: 1976 Telephone set with each value on single illustrated first day cover with ''the Samaritans, Phone Bognor 25555'' slogan cancel.
2262 | £300
First Day Covers: 1976 Roses five sets on illustrated first day covers with Glamis Forfar, Kew Gardens, Rose Truro and Rose Cottage c.d.s. and The Mother Union Centenary handstamp on official Mothers union cover.
2263 | £170
First Day Covers: 1977 Racket Sports three illustrated first day registered covers comprising set on cover with additional 11p. value with Wimbledon S.W. 19 c.d.s., also set in gutter pairs on two covers both with Wimbledon Woodside Parade c.d.s.
2264 | £210
First Day Covers: 1978 Coronation a selection of nine sets on different illustrated first day covers incl. set on registered cover with Scone Palace c.d.s., another set on special delivery cover with additional 13p. pair with Buckingham Palace c.d.s., etc.
2265 | £280
First Day Covers: 1983 British Army set on illustrated first day cover with rare ''JOIN THE TERRITORIAL ARMY 75TH ANNIVERSARY'' slogan cancel. Photo
2267 | £300
First Day Covers: 1994 Scottish Golf Course set on illustrated first day cover with rare Birkdale Southport c.d.s., also set used on reverse with similar c.d.s along with Special Delivery label, cover is fine apart from small indentation at left, stated only 12 covers produced. Photo
2268 | £100
First Day Covers: 1994 Scottish Golf Course set on illustrated first day cover with scarce Caddy, Antrim c.d.s.
2269 | £110
First Day Covers: 1998 Diana Memorial set on illustrated first day cover fine with Windsor Castle, Berks c.d.s. Photo.
2270 | £180
First Day Covers: 1999 Royal Wedding sets (3) on illustrated first day covers one with Buckingham Palace c.d.s. in violet other two covers (different cover designs) both with scarce Windsor Castle c.d.s.
2271 | £65
First Day Covers: 1999 Time keepers miniature sheets used (2) on separate double dated illustrated first day covers (different cover designs), both with Clockface St. Helens, Merseyside c.d.s., both with Machin 30p. on reverse tied by similar cancel along with Special Delivery label.
2273 | £80
First Day Covers: 2002 Queens Memoriam set on illustrated first day cover with Windsor Castle c.d.s. Photo.
2274 | £210
First Day Covers: 2002 Golden Jubilee two sets on illustrated first day covers one (type written address) with Windsor Castle c.d.s. and the other with Court Post Office Sandringham House.
2275 £2000
First Day Covers: Definitives: 193436 photogravure 1/2d. to 1s. set used on the first day of each value on single cover with ''SUTTON COLDFIELD/BIRMINGHAM'' or ''BIRMINGHAM'' (10d.) c.d.s's, very fine and very scarce. S.G. 439449. Photo.
2276 | £90
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1936 King Edward VIII 1/2d., 11/2d. and 21/2d. on illustrated first day cover, three values on plain cover each tied by King Edward Banff c.d.s., four other King Edward VIII covers including set of four values with King Edward Banff c.d.s. and set of four on plain registered cover both used on 10th December the last day of his Reign.
2277 £160
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1936 King Edward VIII 1/2d., 11/2d. and 21/2d. on neat illustrated first day cover to Canada also 1d. (14th Sept.) on separate illustrated cover, both in fine condition with London c.d.s. and wavy line cancel. Photo.
2278 £80
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1936 King Edward VIII 1/2d., 11/2d. and 21/2d. on neat illustrated first day cover with Kingstanding c.d.s. Photo
2280 | £30
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1936 King Edward VIII 1/2d., 11/2d. and 21/2d. on Canadian Pilgrimage for Unveiling Canada's Memorial illustrated first day cover, a little grubby but unusual.
2281 | £250
First Day Covers: Definitives: 193747 King George VI a collection of the low value definitive first day covers (19) incl. 2d. and 3d. on illustrated cover with West Norwood wavy line cancel, 4d. and 5d. on single plain envelope (flap damaged) with Windsor wavy line cancel, 7d. and 8d. on plain cover, 9d., 10d. and 1s. on separate plain registered covers, also the three values on single plain cover, 11d. on registered airmail envelope.
2282 £80
First Day Covers: Definitives: 193948 5s. red corner marginal copy used first day of issue (21st Aug) with Gorran c.d.s. on plain registered cover, blue crayon line through stamp and some minor cover imperfections. Photo.
2283 | £130
First Day Covers: Definitives: 193948 5s. red on plain first day cover with London slogan cancel, also 1 brown used first day of issue on 51/2d. registered stationery envelope, both covers with traces of toning.
2284 | £60
First Day Covers: Definitives: 194151 selection of thirteen K.G.VI first day covers incl. 194141 pale colours set of six values on single covers each with Douglas I.O.W. c.d.s. 1950 4d. colour change three covers one on Stamp Exhibition printed envelope, 1951 Festival low value set on illustrated cover with Battersea c.d.s. (some minor staining on envelope), etc.
2286 | £85
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1951 Festival 2s.6d. to 1 set used first day of issue on two plain registered covers, also 2s.6d., 5s. and 1 on plain first day cover and Festival 5s., 10s. and 1 and 2s.6d. along with low value 1/2d. to 21/2d. used 4th May on two separate registered illustrated covers with Festival handstamps, some minor imperfections.
2287 | £80
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1951 Festival 2s.6d. to 1, along with the five low values and commemorative pair fine used first day of issue on plain type addressed envelope, adhesives tied by Leicester Square c.d.s.
2288 £90
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1951 Festival of Britain illustrated first day cover with definitives and commemorative sets with rare Battersea wavy line machine cancel, fine condition but stamps on both sides. Photo.
2289 | £400
First Day Covers: Definitives: 195257 collection of mainly Wilding and Castle first day covers in varied condition incl. 195254 Tudor 11/2d. and 21/2d. on illustrated and plain covers, 5d., 8d. and 1s. on illustrated cover, also one of in each in blocks on separate illustrated covers, 3d., 6d. and 7d. on illustrated cover, also eleven values on plain card each with appropriate c.d.s., 1959 41/2d. block and pair on illustrated covers, 1955 Castle 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s. on separate plain covers, 195556 Edward 3d. on display cover, 1957 Graphite set on two plain covers, 1960 (6th July) Phosphor nine values on two cachet covers with Southampton S c.d.s, 1965 (17th May) 3d. and 4d. phosphor change two covers, (one is a cachet cover ), also singles on display covers, also Telegrams and postal stationery, etc. (41 items).
2290 | £210
First Day Covers: Definitives: 195254 Tudor watermark 1/2d. 1d., 2d., 3d., 4d., 5d., 6d., 7d., 8d., 9d., 10d., 11d., 1s., 1s.3d. and 1s.6d. used first day of issue (various dates as issued) on five registered R.C.Alcock illustrated covers. Mainly good to fine.
2291 £110
First Day Covers: Definitives: 195254 Tudor watermark 11/2d., 21/2d., 3d., 5d., 6d., 7d., 8d., 9d., 10d., 11d. and 1s., and 1959 41/2d. values on five illustrated covers (different designs and dated as issued). Mainly good to fine. Photo.
2292 £150
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1955 Waterlow Castle 2s.6d. used on illustrated cover with Carrickfergus c.d.s., some minor cover bends otherwise fine. Photo.
2293 £130
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1955 Waterlow Castle 2s.6d. to 1 set of four values used first day of issue on three plain covers, 1 value tied with two strikes of Windsor Castle c.d.s.
2294 £230
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1955 Waterlow Castle 10s. and 1 vertical pairs (perforations are interlocking) used first day of issue on illustrated cover, some minor creasing on envelope at top otherwise fine and rare. Photo.
2295 | £80
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1957 graphite 1/2d. to 3d. and 1959 phosphor graphite 1/2d. to 41/2d. sets used first day of issue on three display covers, good to fine.
2296 | £800
First Day Covers: Definitives: 196067 phosphor 5d., 6d., 7d., 8d. and 1s. used first day of issue (with appropriate dates) on four (8d. and 1s. are together on one cover) display covers all with Horsmonden c.d.s. Fine and rare. Photo.
2297 | £110
First Day Covers: Definitives: 196365 selection of Wilding booklet panes on mainly illustrated first day covers (13) incl. 1963 (15th July) 2s. Holiday booklet two panes, 1963 (6th Sept.) reprint booklet pane, 1965 (16th August) 1d. and 3d. se-tenant panes with 1d. value to left on one pane and to the right on two panes all on separate covers, also one of each on one cover, 1965 (6th Dec.) Christmas booklet pane of 3d. , etc.
2298 | £280
First Day Covers: Definitives: 196770 collection of decimal Machin illustrated first day covers in an album incl. 1968 10s. Livingstone Booklet all three panes on separate covers and all three panes on one large Stampex cover, many covers with values in different combinations with Buckingham Palace and Windsor c.d.s. incl. 1969 High Values, 10d. block on uncoated paper on cover dated 1st July 1968, 1968 (10th July) Cutty Sark 1d. and 4d. booklet panes on one cover, 1968 (16th Sept.) 2s., 4s.6d. and 10s. and 1969 Cook booklet panes, 1970 (16th Nov.) PVA Gum 1s.9d. on cover, etc. (59).
2299 £420
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1967 (6th Dec.) Castle no wmk. 1 black used first day of issue on GPO Post Office illustrated cover and with Anniversary P.O. Underground handstamp, very scarce. Photo.
2300 £80
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1968 (4th June) 2s.6d. Castle on chalky paper on illustrated first day cover with Houndsditch c.d.s., tiny corner fault at upper right otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
2301 £110
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1968 (3rd July ) no wmk. 2s.6d. Castle on rare illustrated first day cover with Houndsditch c.d.s., fine apart from traces of two labels? removed on reverse. Photo.
2302 £80
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1968 (16th Sept.) 4d. coil stamp horizontal pair on illustrated first day cover with Windsor c.d.s. Some very minor cover imperfections otherwise fine and rare. Photo.
2303 | £90
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1968 (16th Sept.) 4d. coil stamp horizontal pair on illustrated first day cover with Windsor c.d.s. , also strip of three on similar cover but with Stoke-on-Trent c.d.s.
2304 | £50
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1968 Ightham 5s. booklet two panes of 5d. on illustrated cover with pre-release date of 25th November.
2305 | £320
First Day Covers: Definitives: 197099 collection of High Values illustrated first day covers incl. 1970 10p., 20p. and 50p. with Buckingham Palace c.d.s., 1977 1 to 5 with House of Lords c.d.s., 1988 Castle 1 to 5 set with Windsor Castle c.d.s., 1992 Castles 1 to 5 sets incl. Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace c.d.s., 1993 10 (8, covers with all different cancels), 1999 Small Format 1 to 5 set in plate strips, etc. (51).
2306 | £1250
First Day Covers: Definitives: 19712003 extensive collection of decimal definitive illustrated first day covers in eighteen albums incl. 1971 (15th July) 10p. booklet panes with two covers each with the two panes (vendor states 14.07.71 only recorded with a Glasgow h/s P.O. Official release date 15.07.07), 1971 50p. booklet with 2 blind panes on Official Esso cover, 1973 (10th Sept.) Dextrin added to PVA gum 1p., 2p., 3p., plus 3p. single band on cover with Windsor c.d.s., 1973 (14th Nov) 50p. three sets of the two panes, one with Windsor c.d.s., 1974 (22nd Mar.) 9p. with Dextrin added to standard PVA gum, unlisted 1974 )1st May) 71/2p. type 2 PVA gum, excellent range of actual booklets on f.d.i. covers, 1979 (5th Feb.) 70p. and 90p. panes one of each on separate covers with Kedleston and Crich c.d.s., 1980 (25th June) 50p. Chambon Press booklet left and right panes on two sets of covers with Chief Office London and Windsor handstamps, 1994 (27th Jul.) 1 Bank of England Tercentenary label with Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace c.d.s., 2000 7.50 Special by Design Prestige booklet panes with Buckingham Palace c.d.s., etc. (100's).
2307 | £60
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1971 (17th September) 25p. booklet with ''blind'' imperforate the three panes on separate illustrated first day covers with ''Chandlersford'' c.d.s., also the two Esso panes on official Esso stationary first day cover with boxed ''OFFICIALLY APPROVED ADVERTISERS COPY'' in red.
2308 | £70
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1972 (6th Dec.) Redrawn 1 on illustrated first day day with Windsor Castle c.d.s., also 1973 (1st Feb) 50p. all over phosphor on illustrated first day cover with Southampton c.d.s. Both are fine.
2309 £210
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1973 (27th Sept.) 1 printed on contractors paper on illustrated first day cover, fine with neat hand written address, very scarce. Photo.
2310 £120
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1973 (30th Nov.) 20p. printed on Contractors paper on Philart illustrated first day cover with Leeds c.d.s. Fine. Photo.
2312 £130
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1974 (20th Feb.) 50p. printed on contractors paper fine used on Cotswold illustrated first day cover with Marshfield c.d.s. Photo.
2313 | £180
First Day Covers: Definitives: 197477 selection of nine Machin illustrated first day covers incl. 1974 (9th Oct) 45p. pane with Windsor c.d.s, 1974 (23rd Oct.) 35p. booklet pane three on separate covers, two (different cover designs) are with Windsor c.d.s., 1977 (13th June) 7p. and 9p. coil strips of four with Windsor pictorial handstamp, 1977 Halley Press Printing 6p., 7p., 9p. and 10p. set of four in selvage pairs, 1977 (16th Nov) 7p. and 9p. Coils strips of four with Windsor pictorial handstamp.
2314 | £60
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1976 (13th Oct.) 61/2p. and 81/2p. coil strips of four on illustrated first day cover, also similar cover (different design) with strips of five of each value, 1976 (14th July) 65p. and 85p. folded booklet panes on single illustrated first day cover, all their covers are with Windsor, Berks pictorial handstamp.
2315 | £80
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1988 (18th October) Castle 1 to 5 set in interpanneau gutter blocks used on separate illustrated first day covers, each vale with appropriate c.d.s.
2316 | £55
First Day Covers: Definitives: 1988 (18th October) Castle 1 to 5 two sets on separate illustrated first day covers, one with Buckingham Palace other Carrickfergus c.d.s.
2317 | £190
First Day Covers: Definitives: 2000 (4th Aug) Queen Mother Prestige booklet three sets of panes with Buckingham Palace c.d.s in both violet and small ring black and Windsor Castle.
2318 | £90
First Day Covers: Definitives: Regionals: 195870 collection of pre-decimal Regional illustrated first day covers (46) incl. 1958 18th August and 29th September 3d., 6d. and 1/3d. values on separate covers, 1963 (29th. Jan) Scotland 3d., 6d. and 1s.3d. on display cover, 1964 (8th June) the three 21/2d. on separate covers, etc.
2319 | £110
First Day Covers: Definitives: Regionals: 197196 collection of illustrated Regional first day covers incl. 1972 (22nd Sept.) Gum Arabic 2/12p. Scottish and Welsh issues, 1985 (4th Dec.), Scotland 31p. with Edinburgh handstamp, 1986 (26th Nov.) 13p. Northern Ireland 13p., etc. (76).
2320 £150
First Day Covers: Definitives: Regionals: Jersey: 1967 (9th. June) watermark Crown 3d. lilac with centre phosphor band used first day of issue on small display cover with George Town c.d.s., some very minor imperfections. Photo.
2321 £150
First Day Covers: Definitives: Regionals: Jersey: 1967 (9th. June) watermark Crown 4d. blue with two phosphor bands used first day of issue on display cover, tied by George Town c.d.s., fine. Photo.
2322 £42
First Day Covers: Definitives: Regionals: Northern Ireland: 1986 (9th Sept.) 17p. with redrawn Crown on illustrated first day cover with Belfast philatelic counter handstamp.
2323 £42
First Day Covers: Definitives: Regionals: Wales: 1986 (9th Sept.) 17p. with redrawn Crown on illustrated first day cover with Cardiff philatelic counter handstamp.
2324 £220
First Day Covers: Postage Dues: 191423 1/2d. emerald used on the first day of issue on 1914 K.G.V. 1/2d. stationery card, fine and scarce. Photo.
2325 £400
First Day Covers: Postage Dues: 191423 2d. agate used on first day of issue on April 20th 1914 unpaid envelope sent locally in Stamford, handstruck ''2D/742'' on front, exceptionally fine. S.G. D4. Photo.
2327 £150
First Day Covers: Postage Dues: 1970 (17th June) Postage Due 10p., 20p., 50p. and 1 on illustrated first day cover with Manchester c.d.s., tiny bend at top otherwise fine. S.G. D84, 8688. Photo.
2328 £180
First Day Covers: Postage Dues: 1970 (17th June) Postage Due 10p., 20p., 50p. and 1 all marginal copies on illustrated first day cover with Edinburgh c.d.s. S.G. D84, 8688. Photo.
2329 £160
First Day Covers: Postage Dues: 1970 (17th June) Postage Due 10p., 20p., 50p. and 1 on separate illustrated first day covers, each with additional 1/2d. value and both stamps tied by N.P.M. handstamp, some minor bends. S.G. D84, 8688. Photo.
2330 £480
First Day Covers: Postage Dues: 1973 (2nd April) Postage Due 5 used first day of issue on plain postcard with Bow, Crediton, Devon c.d.s. Fine and rare. S.G. D89. Photo.
2331 | £180
First Day Covers: Postage Dues: 1974-94 selection of Postage Due mainly illustrated first day covers incl. 1974 7p. strip of three on pre-paid stationery envelope, and single on unpaid cover, 1975 11p. block and single on separate covers, 1982 values to 2p. in gutter pairs on six covers, 1994 four sets on six covers, one complete set on cover with COD/SURCHARGES Bedford handstamp. (16 covers).
2332 £160
First Day Covers: Postage Dues: 1982 (9th June) Postage Due 1p. to 5 set on illustrated first day cover with Stratford upon Avon special handstamp. Photo.
2333 | £380
Postage Dues: 1914-31 selection of control pairs, strips and two singles, incl. 1914-23 11/2d. ''V 23'' perf single, 1924-31 1s. ''G 27'' control strip of three, many are unmounted, etc., mainly fine. (29 items).
2335 | £1150
Postage Dues: 191423 watermark Royal cypher, a mainly good to fine mint collection of controls, mostly strips and blocks, a good range incl. Somerset House ''D. 14'' 1/2d., 1d., 2d., 5d. strips, 5d. block of 16 (gum disturbed), ''F. 15'' 1s. block of 6, ''O. 19'' 1s. strip with 1st stamp showing constant(?) variety, ''S. 21'' 1s. block of 6, ''V. 23'' 1s. strip; Harrison incl. ''D 14'' 5d. strips (2), ''Q 20'' 4d. strips (2) and block of 12, ''Q 21'' 1d. strips imperf. & perf., ''R 21'' 1/2d. block of 16 and 1d. block of 12 with watermarks sideways inverted, ''U 22'' 11/2d. strip with watermark sideways inverted, ''W 23'' 3d. strips imperf. & perf., etc. (87 items).
2336 | £170
Postage Dues: 1914-22 3d. irregular strip of three and 4d. vertical pair, also 1955-57 2s.6d. all fine unmounted mint. S.G. D5, DD6, D54, cat 512.
2338 | £350
Channel Islands: A mainly unmounted mint collection in six albums with sets and miniature sheets apparently complete to 2003 for both Guernsey and Jersey, also Alderney and I.O.M. (many 100's)
2339 | £660
Channel Islands: An unmounted mint accumulation of mainly modern sets, miniature sheets and booklets loose in three box files, incl. Guernsey, Jersey, I.O.M. and Alderney.
2340 | £350
Channel Islands: An accumulation in fifteen albums, in two boxes, incl. mint and used 1941 to 2000, some presentation packs, Guernsey Red Cross message forms, also outer islands, etc. (many 100's).
2343 | £130
Channel Islands: A W.W.II selection of mainly covers, cards and bisects, incl. Red Cross Messages (3 different), etc., varied condition. (20 items).
2344 | £110
Channel Islands and Isle of Man: 19692004, a stockbook containing various unmounted mint independent issues incl. Guernsey 196970 1/2d. to 1 (with perf. 13 10s. & 1), Jersey 1969 1/2d. to 1, I.O.M. 1973 to 1, and a range of commemoratives.
2347 £550
Guernsey: 1839 (Dec. 24th) Uniform Fourpenny Post double rate cover from Guernsey to Wooton Basset, endorsed '8' in black indicating pre-payment, believed to be the only double rate known from Guernsey. Photo.
2349 | £350
Guernsey: 194048 collection of twenty one first day covers and cards incl. K.G.VI 2d. definitive and Centenary 2d. bisects on plain covers, Arms 1d. and 21/2d. (3, different envelope designs) on illustrated display covers, Bank Note paper 1d. on plain cover, 1948 Liberation sets (5) on illustrated covers (three different designs) incl. Sark and Alderney c.d.s., etc.
2350 £140
Jersey: 184754 Embossed 1s. cut square, good used on 1855 entire from Jersey to Italy, additionally franked 1854-57 1d. LJ, both tied by ''409'' numerals. Photo.
2353 | £80
Jersey: 194148 collection of seventeen first day covers incl. Arms 1/2d. (2, both pairs) and 1d. on illustrated display covers, Views values to 3d. on separate plain covers, 1948 Liberation pair on illustrated cover with Jersey c.d.s., etc. Condition is a little varied.
2354 | £500
Jersey: Miscellaneous: Ephemera: A selection of mainly World War II related material in a carton, incl. range of newspapers with ''The Evening Post'' and ''Jersey Weekly Post'' 1940 to 1945 period, Wartime aerial photographs of Jersey, Printed proclamation from Brigadier A.E.Snow, regarding the Liberation of the Channel Islands, a May 1945 Report on German Surrender in the Channel Islands, also a series of personal letters from Brigadier Snow to his wife during the period of Liberation to August 1945 with many fascinating comments regarding the reorganization of the Islands, the German Surrender, Island politics, also an impression of the Official seal of the Bailiff of Jersey presented to the Brigadier, etc. A most interesting group.
2355 £300
Jersey: Miscellaneous: Lillie Langtry: 189_ Illustrated letter heading of the Grand Hotel, written and signed by Lillie Langtry, letter folded with a few faults, but rare. Photo.
2356 £550
Jersey: Ephemera: ''The Jersey and Guernsey Rose'' printed envelope with a superb printed enclosure, which folds out into a circular design to reveal miniature engraved views of the Islands on both sides, printed by Alders of Hamburg and distributed by Myers of London, a superb item. Photo.
2358 | £170
Jersey: Revenues: A mainly used duplicated selection in a stockbook, incl. values to 10 (2), etc., varied condition. (Few 100's).
2359 | £80
Jersey: Literature: Two volumes of ''The Case of the Minquiers and the Ecrehous'' with introduction headed ''Special agreement for submission to the International Court of Justice of differences between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the French Republic concerning sovereignty over the Minquiers and Ecrehous Islets'',
2360 | £500
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: An accumulation of mainly covers and cards in five cover albums and loose, contained in a box, incl. 1938 envelope from New Zealand to Jersey (readdressed from London, in reverse has most unusual ''JERSEY/CHANNEL ISLANDS'' c.d.s. in violet, 1946 envelope from Germany via U.S.A. to Jersey, range of cancels, rubber datestamps, flown covers, postcards etc., varied condition. (Few 100's).
2362 £2100
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1646 (May 4th) letter from Charles, Prince of Wales (later Charles II) sent from Jersey to Andros de Saumares in Guernsey, expressing his trust that the Island would remain loyal to the Crown, a fascinating document including 'We have received so many testimonies by Sr. George Carteret & Sr. Tho Fanshaw & otherwise of yr. affections to the service of our royal Father'. Photo.
2363 £1100
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1683 (Aug. 22nd.) Entire from Jersey to St. Malo, bearing a straight line ''D'JARSEY'' handstamp in black, believed to be the only one known, exceedingly rare. Photo.
2364 £1100
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1706 (July 10th.) letter from Queen Anne to the Governors of Jersey and Guernsey, with a request to transfer 200 private soldiers to the Isle of Wight. signed 'Anne R' at top, fine interesting item with complete transcript. Photo.
2365 | £160
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1781-1843 a small selection of letters or entires, incl. 1781 entire letter from Jersey to Guernsey carried privately, 1793 entire letter from ''Camp at Ayuil'' to Edinburgh, bearing two-line ''SOUTH/AMPTON'', interesting letter regarding troop and naval movements, 1796 letter only from Major General A. Gordon in Jersey, regarding troop costs and provisioning, etc., fair to fine. (8 items)
2368 £75
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1797 (April) entire letter to London, bearing a good strike of the straight line ''JERSEY'' (JC2), also manuscript ''9'', fine. Photo.
2369 £210
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1797 (Dec. 11th.) entire letter to Grantham, bearing a fine strike of the concave ''JERSEY'' (JC1). Photo.
2370 £140
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1798 (Jan. 24th.) entire letter to Grantham, bearing a good strike of the straight line ''JERSEY'' (JC2), fine. Photo.
2371 £100
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1801 entire to Guernsey, bearing a good strike of the straight line ''JERSEY'' (JC2), fine. Photo.
2372 | £100
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1801 small neat entire letter addressed to 'Thos. De Sausmarez Esq. Deputy Judge and Advocate', with manuscript endorsement 'On Service' at top, the letter is from a Major Green and advises that a Court Martial set for a certain day has been put off, fine.
2373 | £100
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1809 (June 20th.) entire letter written from St. Aubins Bay by a soldier just about to embark for Portugal. Bearing a good strike of the straight line ''JERSEY'' (JC3), just affected by filing crease.
2374 | £110
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1810 (Sept. 10th.) entire letter written from Granville Barracks to London, bearing a good strike of the first type ''JERSEY'' scroll (JC4). Photo.
2376 | £130
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 181525 four covers from Jersey, all bearing ''JERSEY'' scroll (JC5), faint to good.
2377 | £85
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 181921 two entires, one to London, other to Edinburgh, both bearing good strikes of the ''JERSEY'' scroll (JC5), fine.
2378 | £300
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1836 (Aug. 19th.) entire letter from Jersey (no postal markings), addressed to Major Palmer, Inspector of Prisons, written by the well known Prison Reformer Elizabeth Fry. The letter is entirely relating to alterations to a Dublin prison and making suggestions for women prisoners, 'I hope by this time the alterations proposed for your prison in the plans may have been seen by you who are so much interested in the subject of Dublin...' 'I am anxious that such divisions should be made that the woman may sleep separately & be as susaparate in the day as will conduce to their moral good'. A most interesting item.
2379 £420
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1838 (Aug. 6th.) entire letter from St. Aubins to Cornwall, showing a good strike of the rare framed ''Jersey/Penny Post'' (JC6) and Jersey datestamp on reverse, also on front a fine boxed ''No 1'' (JC7) of St. Aubins. Photo.
2380 £300
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1840 (Sept. 27th.) cover from Jersey to London, readdressed upon arrival to Teignmouth, bearing manuscript ''1'' and 1840 1d. plate IV GB, plate VIII QH (both just touched), interesting item. Photo.
2381 £550
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1841 (June) entire letter to London bearing 1841 1d, plate IX DE with margins all round, tied by black Jersey M.C. with a fine strike of the boxed ''No.4'' (JC10) of St. Clements, rare. Photo.
2382 | £240
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 18431910 selection of covers, cards, few fronts, incl. 1862 E. from Jersey to U.S.A., franked 185557 1s. (2) tied by ''409'' numerals, 1876 E. to France, bearing 1864-79 1d. (2) and 1870 1/2d. postal stationery card, tied by superb ''JERSEY'' duplex, also 1841 1d. NK-OL block cancelled by two ''409'' numerals only, etc., varied condition. (27 items).
2383 £50
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1843 small piece bearing a fine strike of the rare ''JERSEY/JU 12/1843'' skeleton. Photo.
2384 | £260
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1844-1901 a selection of mainly covers bearing G.B. stamps, incl. 1867 envelope to Paris, bearing 1864-79 1d. (two pairs), 1870 large registered piece, bearing 1864-79 1d. (6), 1869 envelope to Rome, bearing 1867-80 3d. plate 5 pair, etc., varied condition. (22 items).
2385 £300
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1845 (Nov. 5th.) E. to Bristol, franked by 1841 1d. (cut into), tied by ''409'' numeral, on reverse has a fine strike (partly across flap) of the large red ''JERSEY/NO 5/1845'' traveling stamp (JC53), rare. Photo.
2386 £300
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1845 (Nov. 10th.) mourning envelope to Horsham, bearing 1841 1d. tied by ''409'' numeral, on reverse has a very fine strike of the large red ''JERSEY/NO 10/1845'' traveling stamp (JC53), rare. Photo.
2387 | £75
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1848 mourning envelope from Sherbourne to Guernsey, bearing 1841 1d., with red ''JERSEY'' datestamp having manuscript 'Missent to' alongside, also 1848 entire from Jersey to London, bearing scarce handstruck ''1'' overwritten by filing notes.
2388 | £280
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1851 entire to Braintree, franked by 1841 1d. tied by indistinct ''409'' numeral, also has a fine ''Too Late'' (JT3) in orange.
2389 £450
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1851 (July 16th) entire letter from Paris to Jersey bearing a good strike of the rare handstruck ''8'' in black (JC28 listed in blue only), just affected by light filing crease. Photo.
2390 | £110
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1853 envelope (opened-out for display), bearing 1841 1d. (cut into), tied by ''409'' numeral, on reverse has a fine strike of the ''MILLBROOK'' u.d.c. in blue, with yellow Jersey and red London datestamps.
2391 £300
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1854 (July 24th) entire from France to Jersey, franked by 1852 25c. tied by ''1236'' numeral, with a fair strike of the rare handstruck ''8'', traces of staining, otherwise fine. Photo.
2392 | £150
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1858, two envelopes to the same addressee in India, one bearing 1855-57 4d. watermark large garter pair and 1d. Stars, tied by fine strikes of the ''409'' numerals in blue-black, the other bearing 1855-57 6d. and 1d., 2d. Stars tied by black ''409'' numerals, fine.
2393 £380
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1870 (Nov. 8th.) Ballon Mont to Jersey, franked by 1863-71 10c. and 20c. tied by ''8'' in star with ''PL. DE LA MEDELEIN'' c.d.s. alongside, with Jersey receiving mark of December 1st. on reverse. Photo.
2394 £380
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1871 (Jan. 5th.) Ballon Mont to Dover then readdressed to Jersey, franked by 1863-71 30c., tied by indistinct Paris star with ''R. D'ANTIN'' c.d.s., on reverse has Dover, London and Jersey transit and receiving marks. Photo.
2395 £170
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1887 (July 22nd) envelope to Bristol, franked by 1881 die II 1d., tied by ''JERSEY'' squared circle, showing an attractive red and black ink drawing of a stylized flower, fine. Photo.
2396 £1200
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1900 (Jan. 4th) envelope from London to Jersey carried on the S.S. Ibex which was wrecked on January 5th, with a very fine strike of the type J16 ''MAIL PER S.S.IBEX'' on the front and with ''FOUND OPEN AND OFFICIALLY SEALED'' label with ''JERSEY/JA 14/00'' c.d.s. on reverse, a rare item. Photo.
2397 £100
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1908 postcard used within Jersey, franked by K.E.VII 1/2d., tied by ''JERSEY'' c.d.s., with large circular ''MEDICAL CORPS/THE ROYAL MILITIA OF JERSEY'' with another strike on front, unusual. Photo.
2398 | £160
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: 1912 Parcel Post label from Grouville (under Jersey), franked by K.E.VII 10d. and 1911-12 1d., tied by ''JERSEY'' parcel cancels, small portion of the form missing at top-right, some creasing.
2400 | £200
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: French Mail: 1823 and 1824 entires to Marseille, both bearing fair strikes of the two line ''GRANDE BRETAGNE/PAR GRANVILLE'' former in red, latter in black.
2401 | £130
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: French Mail: 1824 entires (2, one to London and readdressed to Marseille), both bearing two line ''GRANDE BRETAGNE/PAR ST. MALO'', also 1838 E. to Switzerland with poor boxed ''PAYS D'OUTRAMER'' and St. Malo c.d.s. alongside, also two other entires, good to fine.
2402 | £80
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: French Mail: 1824 entires (2), both bearing two line ''GRANDE BRETAGNE/PAR GRANVILLE'', fair to good.
2403 | £120
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: French Mail: 1840 entire to Cognac bearing ''OUTRE-MER/St. MALO'' c.d.s., also 1843 and 1852 entires both with ''ILES-C/ST. MALO'' c.d.s's one has handstruck ''3'' all in red, good to fine.
2404 | £120
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: French Mail: 1845 (2) and 1853 E's, all with ''ILES-C/ST. MALO'' c.d.s's one with handstruck ''3'' all in red, one has handstruck ''7'', good to fine.
2405 £190
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: French Mail: 1878 (April 13th) envelope to Jersey, bearing French Peace and Commerce 25c. tied by ''409'' barred numeral, with milestone ''JERSEY/FRANCE/M.B/AP 13/79'', fine. Photo.
2408 | £80
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: French Mail: 190206 three p.p.c's, two bearing K.E.VII 1/2d. (2), other with 1d., first two with ''CARTERET/MANCHE'' c.d.s's, and have the scarce ''PAQUEBOT'' handstamps, other has ''ANG B.M./ST. MALO'' c.d.s., fine.
2409 | £170
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: French Mail: 1903-13 four postcards (3 to Jersey, one to Guernsey) all franked with French stamps, all cancelled by milestone ''JERSEY/FRANCE/M.B'' datestamps, two with ''PAQUEBOT'' handstamps, also G.P.O. form bearing violet milestone ''JERSEY/FRANCE/M.B'' without date, fair to fine.
2410 £180
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: French Mail: 1907 postcard of Mont Orgueuil Castle, addressed to France, franked by K.E.VII 1/2d. tied by most unusual two line cachet ''Par vapeur anglais/Depot irregulier'' in violet, with St. Malo c.d.s. alongside, few tone spots, nevertheless a rare item. Photo.
2411 | £80
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: French Mail: A selection of postcards (5), and four fronts, all with G.B. frankings all with French c.d.s's comprising Carteret (3, two with Paquebot mark), Granville (3), St. Malo (3), fair to fine. (9 items)
2412 £150
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: 1836 entire from Rio de Janeiro to London via Jersey, on reverse has a good strike of the boxed ''JERSEY/SHIP LETTER'' (JC12), slightly overstruck by London receiving mark. Photo.
2414 £400
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: 1843 (Jan. 13th) cover to London, bearing on reverse a good strike of the boxed ''JERSEY/SHIP LETTER'' (JC12), also another strike but fainter, both just overstruck by datestamps. Photo.
2415 £650
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: 1849 (Nov.) entire letter from Anchorpoint to Dorset, bearing a fine strike of the scarce unframed ''JERSEY/SHIP LETTER'' (JC15) with red Jersey datestamp and manuscript ''8'' rate mark, fine. Photo.
2416 £700
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: 1856 (Dec. 18th) entire from Jersey to France, bearing a good strike of the rare ''JERSEY/SHIP LETTER'' (JC15), also rare handstruck ''8'' rate mark, red boxed ''COLONIES/ART-18'', also many backstamps, a marvelous item. B.P.A. Certificate (1979). Photo.
2417 £400
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: Postage Dues: 1896 (July 24th) stampless envelope to Weymouth, bearing ''JERSEY'' squared circle with a fine strike of the rare oval framed ''2d/409'' (JD1). Photo.
2418 | £200
Jersey: Postal History and Covers: Postage Dues: 1906-47 A selection of envelopes (2) and cards (9), incl. 1912 postcard from Jersey to France, bearing a fine hexagonal ''T/JE blank'' (JE10), ''Liable to letter rate, etc., fair to fine. (11 items).
2419 £300
Jersey: King Edward VII: The 1 ''Lowden'' forgery, ''used'' on piece, fine and scarce. Photo.
2420 | £380
Jersey: W.W.I.: Internee and Prisoner of War Mail: Printed P.O.W. envelope and postcard, both with large circular ''JERSEY/P.C./CHANNEL ISLANDS'' in red and violet, also postcard from Germany to P.O.W. in Jersey.
2421 | £260
Jersey: W.W.I.: Internee and Prisoner of War Mail: A selection, comprising three printed P.O.W. envelopes one with bearing ''JERSEY/P.C./CHANNEL ISLANDS'' cachets in violet, four printed envelopes, also six unused postcards of P.O.W's, good to fine. (10 items).
2422 £1900
Jersey: 1940 unissued Cutland essay 1d. scarlet in a fine mint pair from top of sheet, rare. S.G. Spec. JW19, cat. 4,400+. Photo.
2423 £1900
Jersey: 1940 unissued Cutland essay 1d. scarlet overprinted with Swastika and ''1940'', in a fine mint pair from top of sheet, rare. S.G. Spec. JW20, cat. 4,400+. Photo.
2424 £90
Jersey: 194143 1d, imperforate plate proof horizontal pair from right of sheet in black on thick white card. Photo.
2425 £3000
194344 Jersey Views Jersey: 1943-44 1/2d. to 3d. set of photographs of the original artwork (200 x 150mm), all signed by the designer E. Blampied, a unique set. Photo.
2426 £1050
The following six lots are composite essays (117 x 100mm), produced by M. Henri Cortot with the make-up consiting of photographs of the scene with hand-drawn frames and value tablets, each has marginal pencil instruction to reduce to stamp size. These are believed to be unique. Jersey: 194344 1/2d. composite essay (117 x 100mm), produced by M. Henri Cortot, the make-up consisting of a photograph of the scene with hand-drawn frames and value tablets, with marginal pencil instruction to reduce to stamp size, believed to be unique. Photo.
2427 £1000
Jersey: 194344 1d. composite essay (117 x 100mm), produced by M. Henri Cortot, the make-up consisting of a photograph of the scene with hand-drawn frames and value tablets, with marginal pencil instruction to reduce to stamp size, believed to be unique. Photo.
2428 £1000
Jersey: 194344 11/2d. composite essay (117 x 100mm), produced by M. Henri Cortot, the make-up consisting of a photograph of the scene with hand-drawn frames and value tablets, with marginal pencil instruction to reduce to stamp size, believed to be unique. Photo.
2429 £1000
Jersey: 1943-44 2d. composite essay (117 x 100mm), produced by M. Henri Cortot, the make-up consisting of a photograph of the scene with hand-drawn frames and value tablets, with marginal pencil instruction to reduce to stamp size, believed to be unique. Photo.
2430 £1000
Jersey: 1943-44 21/2d. composite essay (117 x 100mm), produced by M. Henri Cortot, the make-up consisting of a photograph of the scene with hand-drawn frames and value tablets, with marginal pencil instruction to reduce to stamp size, believed to be unique. Photo.
2431 £1000
Jersey: 1943-44 3d. composite essay (117 x 100mm), produced by M. Henri Cortot, the make-up consisting of a photograph of the scene with hand-drawn frames and value tablets, with marginal pencil instruction to reduce to stamp size, believed to be unique. Photo.
2432 £380
Half Sized Die Proof Essays with ''JERSEY POSTAGE'' in different font, the 1/2ds. also have three ornamental lines instead of two below 'view' and initials ''E B'', one each side of the value, the 1ds. Jersey: 1943-44 1/2d. half sized die proof essay in blue on wove paper (143 x 127mm), fine. Photo.
2433 £450
Jersey: 1943-44 1/2d. half sized die proof essay in purple brown on wove paper (143 x 127mm), fine. Photo.
2434 £700
Jersey: 1943-44 1/2d. half sized cut-down die proofs essays (3) in dull purple, yellow and red on wove paper (45 x 41mm), fine. Photo.
2435 £230
Jersey: 1943-44 1/2d. half sized die proof essay in brown on India paper (132 x 99mm). Photo.
2436 £500
Jersey: 1943-44 1/2d. half sized die proof essay in green and black on India paper (132 x 99mm). Photo.
2437 £420
Jersey: 1943-44 1/2d. half sized die proof essay in pale green and red on India paper (132 x 99mm). Photo.
2438 £480
Jersey: 1943-44 1d. half sized die proof essay in brown and maroon on India paper (132 x 99mm). Photo.
2439 £450
Jersey: 1943-44 1d. half sized die proof in pink and maroon on India paper (132 x99mm), differs from issued with three ornamental lines below picture and initials ''E B'' one each side of the value. Photo.
2440 £270
Full Sized Die Proofs Jersey: 1943-44 1/2d. sunken die proof in black on white card (130 x 107mm), scarce. Photo.
2441 £200
Jersey: 1943-44 1/2d. sunken die proof in red-brown on white card (130 x 107mm), scarce. Photo.
2442 | £170
Jersey: 1943-44 1/2d. sunken cut-down die proof in green on rough paper (99 x 53mm).
2443 £380
Jersey: 1943-44 1d. sunken die proof in blue on wove paper (120 x 103mm), fine. Photo.
2444 £380
Jersey: 1943-44 1d. sunken die proof in green on wove paper (120 x 103mm), fine. Photo.
2445 £260
Jersey: 1943-44 11/2d. die proof with uncleared surround in red-brown on wove paper (120 x 103mm), fine. Photo.
2446 | £250
Jersey: 1943-44 11/2d. die proof with uncleared surround in red-brown on wove paper (120 x 103mm), also similar die-proof but with cleared surround on sunken rough paper (100 x 78mm) fine.
2447 £200
Jersey: 1943-44 2d. sunken die proof in orange on rough paper (123 x 90mm), fine. Photo.
2448 £200
Jersey: 1943-44 21/2d. sunken die proof in blue on rough paper (123 x 90mm), fine. Photo.
2449 £150
Jersey: 1943-44 3d. sunken die proof in violet on rough paper (123 x 90mm), fine. Photo.
2450 £320
Jersey: 1943-44 3d. sunken die proof in pink on rough paper (123 x 68mm), fine. Photo.
2451 £150
Jersey: 1943-44 3d. sunken die proof in violet on thin card (126 x 97mm), fine. Photo.
2452 £380
Full Size Proofs Signed by Cortot Jersey: 1943-44 1d. sunken die proof in blue on wove paper (132 x 116mm), signed by Cortot. Photo.
2453 £380
Jersey: 1943-44 2d. sunken die proof in brown-orange wove paper (132 x 116mm), signed by Cortot. Photo.
2454 £380
Jersey: 1943-44 3d. sunken die proof in deep violet wove paper (132 x 116mm), signed by Cortot. Photo.
2458 £130
Mise en Train Proofs Jersey: 1943-44 1/2d., 1d., 11/2d. and 2d. ''mise en train'' imperforate proofs in black on pink paper, two of each, fine.
2459 £350
Jersey: 1943-44 1/2d. in an imperforate vertical pair from right of sheet, few slight creases, scarce. S.G. Spec. JW23var. Photostat of Michael Wieneke Certificate (1995). Photo.
2460 £550
Jersey: 194143 1d. scarlet on chalk surfaced paper, unmounted mint horizontal strip of three from top-right corner of sheet, showing variety extra diagonal line of perforations affecting two stamps, some tone spots, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. JW22d, var. Photo.
2461 £480
Jersey: 1943-44 1d. scarlet in an imperforate, unmounted mint interpanneau pair, minor gum crease, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. Spec. JW24var. Photo.
2462 £420
Jersey: 1943-44 1d. in an imperforate vertical pair from right of sheet, few slight creases, scarce. S.G. Spec. JW24var. Photostat of Michael Wieneke Certificate (1995). Photo.
2463 £1050
Jersey: 1943-44 1d. scarlet in a fine mint block of four from lower-right corner of sheet (some marginal thinnings) with ''8. 5. 43'' date, stamps show a faint doubling of the impression, most unusual.
2464