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GB Postage Stamps & PH with Part 2 of the Davenport QEII Commemorative Errors

Sale number: 41

Thursday 29th May 2008

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2501 £7800
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to K.G. VI collection in a stockbook incl. 1840 1d. plate 6 HG apparently unused, used (6), 2d. used, selection of later line engraved inc. 1858-76 2d. plate 13 LA-MB and plate 15 MJ-NK mint blocks, 1864-79 1d. plates to 225 TF used, 1870 1/2d. plates mint (10), used incl. plate 9 BF, 11/2d. plate 3 GK mint, 1847-54 embossed 1s., 10d. and 6d. (2) used cut square, good range of mint or unused surface printed incl. 1862-64 3d. (2), 4d. plate 3, 4d. plate 4 (2), 6d. plate 3, 9d. (2), 1s., 1865-67 4d. plates (5), 6d., 1867-80 10d. (3)., 1s. plates 4 and 5, 2s. blue (blunt corner), 1872-73 6d. chestnut plate 11, 6d, grey, 1867-78 5s. plate 2 AC (Brandon Certificate, 1992), 1873-80 incl. 21/2d. rosy mauve wmk. anchor plate 3, 4d. sage-green plate 15, 8d., 1s. green plates 11 and 13, 1880-83 3d. on 3d., 6d. on 6d., used incl. 1867-80 2s. brown NG, 1867-78 wmk. Maltese Cross 5s. plates 1 (2), 2, 10s. FG, 1882-83 wmk. anchor 5s. plate 4 AG and CG, 5 DM (2), later incl. 1880-83 5d. mint, 1883-84 2s.6d. (2), 5s. (2), 10s. (faded) mint, 1884 wmk. crowns 1 brown-lilac LD used, 1883-84 lilac and green 11/2d. to 1s. mint, 1887-1900 Jubilee to both 1s. mint, 1 GC mint, HA used, KE VII shades to 1s. mint, to 1 used, Seahorses incl. 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. mint, 1915 De La Rue 2s.6d. and 5s. mint, 10s. pair used, 1934 re-engraved set mint, 1929 P.U.C. 1 used, 1939-48 to 1 mint, etc., mixed condition. (100s). Photo.
2503 | £3000
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18551900 neatly written up used surface printed collection incl. 185557 4d. wmk. small garter (3), medium garter (3), large garter (3), 6d. (5, 2 with wmk. inverted), 1s. (2), 186264 3d. (3), 4d. (5), 6d. (7, one plate 3 DJ with wmk. inverted and superb ''625'' numeral of Portsmouth), 9d. (2), 1s. (3), 186567 3d. (2), 4d. plates 714, 6d. plates 5 (4), 6, 9d. 1s. (2), 186780 to 9d. (2), 10d. (3), 1s. (7), 2s. blue (5), 2s. brown AG (thinned), 186778 wmk. Maltese Cross 5s. plates 1 (2), 2 (2), 10s. BA, 1 EE, 188283 5s. plate 4 AE, BH, 10s. BA, good range of 187380 issues incl. 21/2d. rosy-mauve plate 2 LH-FL error of lettering, 1s. orange-brown plate 13, 4d. vermilion plate 15, 4d. sage-green plates 15, 16, 4d. grey-brown plate 17, 8d. orange (2), 188083 21/2d. (6) to 1s. (2), 188384 1/2d. to 1s., 188384 2s.6d. (3), 5s. (3), 10s. (2), 1888 wmk. orbs 1 FD (reperforated), 18871900 1/2d. (5) to 1 NA and ND, condition varies in places. (260).
2506 | £3200
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1840-2002 mainly used collection in six boxed Windsor leather albums incl. 1840 1d. (4), 1864-79 1d. plates 71 to 225 less 77, 1847-54 Embossed 1s. (3, with a pair), 10d. and 6d. (2), good range of surface printed some with c.d.s.'s, 1867-83 5s. (3, one is lightly cancelled), 1883-84 to 10s. (2), 1891 1 , 1902-13 range of shades to 1 (2, one fine in a deep colour), range of Seahorses, 1929 PUC 1, later issues virtually complete with graphites, early phosphors, Officials, etc. (Many 100's).
2507 | £2400
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mint or unused Q.V. collection on leaves, incl. 1864-79 1d. plates to 225 JJ, 1855-57 4d. and 1s., 1862-64 3d., 4d. (2), 6d. (2), 1867-80 10d. red-brown RD, 1872-73 6d. grey plate 12 GJ, 1880-83 to 1s. orange-brown plates 13 EI, HK, plate 14 RJ, 1880-81 to 5d. indigo (2), 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 2s.6d. BB, 5s. AB, 1883 or 84 4d., 5d., 6d., 1887-92 to 1s. (both), etc., mixed condition. (few 100's).
2508 £2300
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in a Windsor album, incl. 1840 1d. (3) 2d. (2), 1864-79 1d. plates to 224, 1847-54 1s. and 10d., 1855-57 4d. (5), 6d. (3), 1s., 1862-64 3d. JB, 1867-80 2s. brown FC, 1887-92 1 green ID, 1902-13 to 1, 1913 watermark multiple cypher 1/2d. and 1d., Seahorses with 1913 Waterlow 10s., 1 dull blue-green, 1915 De La Rue 10s. blue, 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, Q.E.II commemoratives with better phosphors, Officials, etc., mixed condition. (100's). Photo.
2509 | £4500
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly mint Q.V. to K.G.V. collection in an album, incl. 1873-80 21/2d. blue plate 17 GG-GI strip, 1887-1900 Jubilee to 1s. green and carmine pair and two singles, 1902-13 to 9d. block of six, 10d. block of six, 1s. two blocks of four and five singles, 5s., range of Downey Heads with blocks, 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 10d. block (6 x 5, all except one are unmounted), 191518 De La Rue 2s. 6d. (2) and 5s., etc., varied condition.
2510 | £1500
Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation in eighteen albums, stockbook and loose, contained in two cartons, incl. 1840 1d. black (4), 1937-47 and 1941-42 good range of cylinder blocks of six with 10d. cylinder 7 with dot, perf type 6B, 1939-48 set unmounted, 1948 Silver Wedding 1 (two mint blocks of four, three of each are unmounted), Q.E.II with better phosphors in blocks of four or six, 1952-54 watermark Tudor Crown set (less 4d.) in unmounted mint cylinder blocks of six, booklets and booklet panes, postal stationery, etc. (1,000's).
2511 | £7800
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used Q.V. to K.E.VII collection on leaves, mainly with c.d.s. or telegraphic numeral and written up according to the city or town of origin, a fine lot incl. 185876 2d. plates 13 G-IJ, 14 BD-CF, KA-MB blocks of 6 with c.d.s's, 186479 1d. plates 122, 142, 144, 161 blocks of 12, plates 139, 149, 153, 156 blocks of 6, 145, 150, 151, 153 blocks of 4; surface printed with 186567 4d. (45, incl. 10 strips of 3, some of which are superb), 186780 3d. (95 incl. 18 blocks of 4), 6d. (13), 9d. (2), 1s. (145 incl. 3 blocks of 4), 2s. blue (6), 187273 6d. buff or chestnut (35 incl. a block of 4), 186778 5s. (5), 188384 2s.6d. (20), 5s. (20), 10s. (8), 188792 1 (3), KE VII 2s.6d. (14), 5s. (4), 1, some Seahorses, Telegraphs to 10s. (4), 1, etc. (100s).
2512 | £1500
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly mint collection in a Lighthouse album, incl. 1867-80 3d. rose plate 10 BC, 1887-92 Jubilee to 1s. (both), 1902-13 to 1s. (2), 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher set, 1913 watermark multiple cypher 1/2d., 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. and 5s., better unmounted with 1924-26 watermark block cypher set, 1939-48 set, 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown set, 1968 Paintings 4d. variety gold omitted, etc. (100's).
2513 | £2000
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used surface printed collection on leaves, incl. 1855-57 4d. (10), 6d. (4), 1s. (3), 1862-64 3d. (2), 4d. (4), 6d. (3), 9d. (2), 1s. (2), 1867-80 to 2s. blue (4), 1872-73 6d. grey plate 12 BG, 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. plate 1 FB and HI, 1883-84 10s. ultramarine AE, pale ultramarine HD, 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac AD (corner repaired), 1883-84 to 1s. dull green, etc., mixed condition. (few 100's).
2517 | £880
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly used Q.V. to K.G.VI accumulation in two albums, stockbook and leaves, incl. 1840 1d. (13, one is on entire), 2d. (2), 1864-79 1d. plate 138 complete reconstruction, etc., mixed condition. (100's).
2518 | £800
Collection and Mixed Lots: 1884-1951 a collection in a Lindner album, incl. 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac RD well executed 'used' forgery, 1887-1900 to 10d. and 1s. green and carmine mint, 1902-13 to 1 used, 1929 P.U.C. 1 mint, etc., mixed condition. (162).
2519 | £720
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18671951 collection incl. 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. BB, used, 18871900 1/2d. (both) to 1s. (both) mint, 1 BC used, 190213 2s.6d. to 1 used, 1924 to 1951 commemorative sets (less P.U.C. 1) in mint blocks of four or larger, etc. (250).
2520 | £880
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly used Q.V. line engraved collection on leaves, incl. 1840 1d. (3), 2d. (3), 1841 1d. CC-CD pair with number ''2'' in M.C., 1864-79 1d. plates to 225, 1870 1/2d. plate 9 OH, 1847-54 embossed 1s. (2), 6d. (3), etc., mixed condition. (252).
2521 | £1300
Collections and Mixed Lots: 184076 line engraved collection in varied condition incl. 1840 1d. plate 1b AC (just touched at one corner) with red Maltese Cross on part cover from Manchester, 2d. plate 1 LF with full margins and red M.C. (a little stained), 1841 1d. (47) incl. set of nos. ''1'' to ''12'' in M.C.'s, range of coloured numerals, 1841 2d. plate 3 (48) incl. multiples with LI-MJ block of four. BJ-BL-CK-CL irregular block of 5, pairs (2), strips of 3 (2), 5 and 6, 1841 2d. plate 4 (4), 1854 SC16 2d. plate 4 (24), 185876 2d. plates 14 (13 incl. PD-QF block of six with ''KILLARNEY/OC 4/72' c.d.s's), 15 (9, one with watermark inverted), condition varies. (153).
2522 | £750
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18411997 various in two stockbooks incl. 1929 P.U.C. 1 mint (toned gum), 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d., 5s., 10s. fine mint, 193948 2s.6d. to 1 set of 6 unmounted mint, 1948 Wedding 1 (3), 195454 Tudor wmk. 1/2d. to 1s.6d., 195558 Edward wmk. 1/2d. to 1s.6d., 1959 phosphor graphite set (in blocks), commemoratives incl. better phosphors etc., mixed condition. (100's).
2523 | £600
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation on stocksheets and loose incl. 1841 1d. used quantity incl. selection of ivory heads, 1862-64 9d. unused, regummed and reperforated, K.E.VII incl. 1/2d. with St. Andrew's Cross attached wmk. inverted mint, 1/2d. mint multiples, 1s. mint (3), 2s.6d. (3) and 5s. (2) used, Downey Head mint multiples incl. 1d. booklet panes (3), 1912-24 mint shades to 9d. agate (3), Q.E.II with 1955, 1958 and 1959 Castle 1 used blocks of six, 1967-68 no wmk. Castles to 1 in sheets, decimal booklets, also a selection of Post Office notices, maps, etc. (100s).
2524 | £820
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection in two stockbooks with Q.V. mainly used incl. 1840 1d., later line engraved, surface printed range to 1867-78 wmk. Maltese Cross 5s. plate 1, 10s. (faults), K.E.VII to 10s. used, K.G.V mint values to 1s., 1934 re-engraved set used, K.G.VI with watermark varieties mint and used, 1948 Wedding mint, 1953 (May) 5s. booklet, Q.E.II with Wilding sets mint, pre-decimal commemoratives, postage dues, etc., mixed condition. (100s).
2527 | £820
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mint K.E.VII to Q.E.II collection in a Windsor album, incl. 1902-13 to 1s. (2), Downey Heads, 1939-48 set, etc., varied condition. (few 100's).
2528 | £800
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV to KG VI collection in two albums, a stockbook and loose in a small box with QV line engraved 1d's used, 1887-1900 Jubilee to both 1s. mint, later mint incl. KG V duplicated sets to 1s., some varieties incl. 1924-26 1/2d. with partial offset on reverse, 1936 KE VIII 3s. booklet edition 320 (2, one less 1/2d. pane), 1937-47 1/2d. to 21/2d. inverted and sideways wmk. sets, 1939-48 sets (3, less one 1), 1948 Wedding 1 block of four, 1951 2s.6d. to 1 sets (5, incl. blocks of four), coils and part coils (also Wildings) with 1950-52 1d. sideways wmk. complete coil, 11/2d. sideways wmk. large part coil, various used incl. heavily duplicated KG V to 1s., also some G.B. overprinted mint, and a selection of Wilding booklet panes, etc., varied condition. (100s).
2529 | £620
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II mint and used accumulation on stockards with Q.V. mainly used incl. line engraved, surface printed, officials, K.E.VII mainly used to 5s., K.G.V with mint values to 1s., Seahorses to 10s. used, Wembley sets, K.G.VI sets to 1 used, Q.E.II mint with Wildings, Machins, booklet panes, commemorative sets incl. phosphors, etc., mixed condition. (1,000s).
2530 | £380
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to K.G.VI collection in an album, incl. 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher set unmounted mint, 1913 watermark multiple cypher 1d. used, 1924-26 watermark block cypher set unmounted mint, 1939-48 set mint, etc., varied condition. (few 100's).
2531 | £380
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used Q.V. selection, incl. cancellations with 1840 Mulready 2d. envelope a210 used 1855 (Dec. 25) from Stirling to Edinburgh with ''308'' barred numeral of Stirling, ''BALTA SOUND'' mailbag seal on 1887-92 11/2d. pair, 2d., 21/2d., 3d., 5d. die II and 6d. pair, etc., varied condition. (18).
2532 | £380
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1840-1936 collection in mixed condition in a Windsor printed album incl. 1840 1d. (4) and 2d. (2) used, range of surface printed, 1883-84 to 10s., 18831884 set good used, 1891 1 used, Officials, also various loose , etc. (Many 100's).
2533 | £380
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to K.G.V selection in three stockbooks, incl. 1902-13 shades to 1s. (7), range of 1/2d. and 1d. controls, Downey Heads, etc., varied condition. (100's).
2534 | £400
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used surface printed selection, incl. 1872-73 6d. grey plate 12 IA, 1873-80 4d. vermilion plate 15 HI, 4d. sage-green plate 16 LA, 4d. grey-brown plate 17 JG, 8d. orange PD, etc., mostly picked examples, fair to fine. (17).
2535 | £580
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II acumulation in two small stockbooks, on stock cards and loose incl. 1883-84 2s.6d. (5, two are fine with c.d.s.) and 10s. used. 1887-1900 1/2d. to 1s. (both) set fine used, 1891 1 green two reasonable used copies, 1902-13 to 1s. (2) mint, 1934 re-engraved 5s. unmounted mint (slightly toned gum) , 1948 Wedding 1 (7) unmounted mint, etc. (100's).
2536 | £350
Collections and Mixed Lots: 185879 collection of plate number issues with 185876 2d. plates 7 to 15, 186479 1d. plates 71 to 224 (less 77) mainly very fine lightly cancelled examples, plate 225 SC (reperforated), incl. plate 167 AA-CD block of 12 with ''SOMERSET HOUSE/JY 23/73'' c.d.s's, 1870 1/2d. plates 1 to 20, 11/2d. with watermark inverted (faults). (212).
2537 | £300
Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation in four albums, six cover albums, stockbook and file boxes, contained in three cartons, incl. booklets with 1950 (Dec.) 5s., 1978-79 70p. Thatching with selvedge at left, f.d.c's with Benham silks, etc. (many 100's).
2538 | £550
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used Q.V. line engraved collection on leaves, incl. 1840 1d. (3), 2d. (2), 1864-79 1d. plates to 224, 1847-54 embossed 1s., 10d. and 6d. (2), etc., varied condition. (213).
2540 | £420
Collections and Mixed Lots: A K.G.VI to Q.E.II collection in a Tower album, incl. 1939-48 10s. dark blue unmounted mint, 1959 phosphor graphite 2d. error of watermark unmounted mint and used, commemoratives with better phosphors unmounted, etc., varied condition. (100's).
2541 | £300
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18801901 selection comprising 188083 3d. on 3d. DB with part original gum, 4d. plates 17 GF, 18 DI unused, 6d. on 6d. AC overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, 188081 1/2d. (pair and single), 11/2d., 2d., mint, 1881 die 2 1d. imperforate plate proof in lilac on green, 188384 5s. LB with ''(CROWN)/S.O.'' perfin used with dumb cogwheel cancellation, 188384 1/2d. mint, 4d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, 1884 printed ''SCHEME SHOWING THE DESIGNS AND COLOURS OF THE STAMPS THAT WILL BE IN USE AFTER APRIL 1ST, 1884.'', and showing the 5d. with line under ''d'', on buff card (faults), 188792 5d. die 1 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' types 9 and 12, and 1900 1s. mint pair (colour a little affected), 1901 (March) Express envelope from Hastings to London bearing 188792 2d. pair and S.E. & C. & D. 2d. railway letter stamp. (17 items).
2542 | £580
Collections and Mixed Lots: 185476 perf. line engraved 2d. range, mostly on Donald Forbes-Smith cards incl. SC16 plate 4 (18), SC14 plate 4 (4, one with watermark inverted), SC14 plate 5 (1), LC14 plate 5 (9, one with watermark inverted), 185876 2d. plates 7 (4, 2 showing re-entries), 8 (19, 2 wth re-entries), 9 (14, 4 with watermark inverted), etc., condition varies in places. (89).
2543 | £350
Collections and Mixed Lots: 185479 collection of line-engraved in a Plymouth album, neatly written up and incl. a good range of covers with strength in 1/2d., 1d. and 2d. plates.
2544 | £2800
Collections and Mixed Lots: A line engraved accumulatioin in albums, stockbooks, on leaves and loose, mainly used incl. 1841 1d's with a range of cancels incl. a selection with blue Maltese Crosses, 1d. stars and plates incl. partial reconstructions, inverted wmks., range of 1d. plates mint incl. some multiples with part marginal inscriptions, 2d. plates incl. plate 9 inverted wmk., quantity of 1870 1/2d's, protective overprints and underprints, etc., mixed condition. (1,000s).
2545 | £320
Collections and Mixed Lots: A selection of surface printed used partial reconstructions on leaves with 1865-67 4d. vermilion plate 7 (80), plate 8 (53), 1880-81 1d. Venetian red complete (240), and 1883-84 21/2d. lilac (238), mixed condition, a few perfins. (611).
2549 | £350
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18871954 various incl. 188792 to 10d. (2), 1900 1s. (2), mint, 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. no watermark pair unmounted mint, 1912 die 2 wmk. simple cypher 1d. no cross on crown in pair with normal, 191224 11/2d. marginal pair right stamp ''PENCF'' error, fine mint, 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d., 1d. & 11/2d. (single and booklet panes) with wmks. inverted, 193436 photogravure 1/2d. to 1s., 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d., fine unmounted mint, etc., also a few earlier covers. (67 items).
2550 | £350
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in an album, six stockbooks and loose in a carton with Q.V. to K.G.V mainly used, K.G.VI values to 10s. mint, Q.E.II mint to 1980s incl. commemoratives with some early phosphor sets, regionals, presentation packs, booklets (also a few Commonwealth incl. Australia), f.d.c's incl. 1953 Coronation (2), Channel Is. incl. 1969 sets to 1, presentation packs, booklets, I.O.M., etc., mixed condition. (100s).
2551 | £720
Collections and Mixed Lots: A small line engraved selection with 1840 1d. apparently unused, five used examples, also two on covers, and 1841 2d. unused with small part o.g., also a few others incl. 1880-81 11/2d. mint, etc., mixed condition. (12).
2553 | £210
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used selection of line engraved issues in varied condition incl. 1840 1d. (2, one with four margins), 1864-79 1d. plates to 225 (reasonable copy), etc. (few 100).
2554 | £320
Collections and Mixed Lots: A K.G.V to Q.E.II accumulation in ten albums and stockbooks with a mint collection in a Hagner binder incl. 1939-48 to 10s. (both), 1, 1951 2s.6d. to 1, later unmounted with 1959 phosphor graphite, commemorative sets, also a few foreign issues, etc. (many 100's).
2556 | £180
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to K.G.V selection, incl. 1840 1d. plate 5 IB, 1841 1d. KE used on 1843 (June 1st) entire, tied by number ''6'' in M.C., 1887-92 9d. unmounted mint, etc., varied condition. (87).
2557 | £300
Collections and Mixed Lots: 185463 1d. and 2d. stars collection incl. 1854 SC16 2d. plate 4 HK, OC and PB (watermark inverted), 1855 SC14 2d. plates 4 AA, NH, 5 HE, 1855 LC16 2d. plate 5 HG, 185557 LC14 2d. plates 5 3), 6 (2), 1858 LC16 2d. plate 6 FG, mainly good to fine. (51).
2558 | £160
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1840-1973 collection in an album with Q.V. mainly used incl. 1840 1d. (2), later line engraved, surface printed values to 2s. blue, K.E.VII to 5s. used, K.G.V values to 1s. mint, 1948 Wedding used, Q.E.II definitives and commemoratives mint and used incl. some phosphor sets, etc., varied condition. (100s).
2560 | £260
Collections and Mixed Lots: 184176 selection of 2ds. comprising 1841 2d. plate 4 TA, TB (3), TC (worn), TE (2), 1854 SC16 2d. plate 4 TA, TB, TC (4), SC14 plate 4 TB & TC showing slight to extreme wear, 1854 SC16 2d. plate 4 TD & TE, the rest lettered AA, comprising 1855 LC16 2d. plate 5, 185557 LC 2d. plates 5 (7), 6 (5), 185876 2d. plates 7 (5), 8 (4), 9 (7) and 12 (2, also AA-AB pair, all showing re-entries), condition varies. (49).
2562 | £350
Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation on leaves contained in a carton, incl. a good range of thematic Christmas with many cards, 1890 Post Office Christmas card, also thematic One Penny Black, etc. (100's).
2563 | £130
Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation in six albums, stockbook and loose, contained in a carton, incl. Q.E.II commemoratives, Channel Islands, etc. (1,000's).
2564 | £160
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1924-67 duplicated mainly mint (much unmounted) accumulation of commemorative issues in vried condition in a stock binder incl. 1924 Wembley 1d. (14) and 11/2d. (12), 1925 Wembley 1d. (6) and 11/2d. (5), 1948 Wedding 1 (6, all unmounted), some early phosphors, etc. (100's).
2565 | £270
Collections and Mixed Lots: A duplicated mainly used accumulation in mixed condition in a stockbook incl. 1840 1d. (4) used, range of 1841 imperf. 1d's, surface printed to 5s., etc. (many 100's).
2566 | £140
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to K.E.VII a mainly used selection on leaves, incl. 1840 1d. black, 1867-80 to 2s. blue, 1887-92 to 1s. (both), etc., mixed condition. (129).
2568 | £90
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. to Q.E.II selection in a Schaubek album and on leaves, incl. 1957 graphite set in unmounted mint cylinder blocks of eight, etc., varied condition. (100's).
2569 | £80
Collections and Mixed Lots: A quantity of f.d.c's from 1946 incl. many early Q.E.II, definitives with booklet panes incl. 1972 Wedgwood, regionals, many special cancels, etc. (100s).
2570 | £140
Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.V. accumulation on leaves, mainly used with line engraved and surface printed, Jubilee issues mint and used, also a few later, etc., mixed condition. (Few 100s).
2573 | £120
Collections and Mixed Lots: A selection of covers and entires with pre-adhesives including a range of Penny Posts, various other marks, later with some imperf. frankings, etc. (56).
2574 | £70
Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation with a quantity of f.d.c's from 1937 incl. early 1960s sets, definitives incl. decimal high values, 1984 year pack and presentation packs, also PHQ cards and mint gutter pairs, etc. (100s).
2575 | £450
Collections and Mixed Lots: A selection of 1854-58 2d. Stars mainly on covers, incl. cancellations with Spoons, SC16 CK-DL block of four on large part registered cover, 1857 envelope franked by 1d. with 2d. LC14 used together, etc., varied condition. (51 items)
2576 | £780
Collections and Mixed Lots: A collection of 1854-76 2ds. in a stockbook and on leaves, incl. 1855 SC14 plate 4 GG-HH block, LC14 SG-SI strip with ''THE CROSS'' Scots local cancel, LC14 plate 6 DK-EL block, etc., varied condition. (100's).
2577 £500
A Victorian miniature wooden pillar box for ''MILLPORT POST OFFICE'' (Scotland), most unusual and very scarce. Photo.
2578 | £420
Miscellaneous: A collection of Cinderellas, Fiscals etc. on leaves incl. Postal Fiscals with mint values to 6d., Health Insurance stamps, Prince of Wales Hospital Fund 2s.6d and 10s. optd. ''SPECIMEN'', Ideal stamp colours, Philatelic Congress labels from 1912, etc. (500 items).
2579 £820
Miscellaneous: 1897 Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Stamp 2d. rose-carmine, 4d. pale turquoise-green and 6d. red-brown coloured die proofs on separate cards, each inscribed 'original die' in ink and will additional pencil annotations, very fine and most unusual. Photo.
2582 | £200
Miscellaneous: Controls: A duplicated accumulation of controls in two stockbooks, mainly mint incl. a few QV and KE VII, 1912-24 values to 1s., KG VI cylinder blocks and strips, commemoratives with 1929 P.U.C. low values, KG VI cylinder blocks, 1948 Wedding cylinder single, etc. (100s).
2583 | £400
Miscellaneous: Controls: A Q.V. to K.E.VIII collection of controls in a binder with 1881 1d. lilac range, 1887-1900 Jubilee 1/2d's, K.E.VII 1/2d. and 1d. mainly singles, some multiples incl. 1/2d. blue-green continuous rule ''D4'' perf. type V4A pair, K.G.V with Downey Head selection, 1934-36 values to 4d. incl. large, intermediate and small format types, 3d. 14 no dot Z36 block of six scarce perf. type 2 (corner perf. missing), 4d. 11 dot X35 block of six perf. type 2A, K.E.VIII blocks and strips, also a few used controls, etc., varied condition.
2584 | £290
Miscellaneous: Controls: A mint collection of controls with singles and multiples with 1881 1d. lilac, K.E.VII 1/2d's and 1d's (a few without controls), Downey Heads with a range of printings, perf. types, shades, etc., mainly fine, many unmounted. (Few 100s).
2585 | £920
Miscellaneous: Controls: 18811900, a mainly fair to fine mint collection of control items, incl. 1881 die 2 1d. control ''A'' to ''F'', ''H'' singles; ''G'' to ''J'' pairs without marginal rules, ''H'' to ''X'' pairs and strips with marginal rules (also 25 singles); 188792 1/2d. ''A'', ''C'' and ''D'' singles without rules; singles (14), pairs (26), strip and block with rules, 1900 1/2d. singles (4), strip and a block; also 188792 1/2d. block of 114 and 1900 1/2d. complete sheet of 240, condition varies in places.
2586 | £80
Miscellaneous: Crest and Arms, an accumulation in a stockbook, incl. many different cut outs from envelopes and letter headings with some Royalty, a most interesting group, etc. (100's).
2587 £400
Miscellaneous: Charles Dickens: 1867 (July 1st) envelope with blue ''C.D.'' seal on reverse, addressed and signed by Charles Dickens on the front in blue ink and sent from Rochester to Swindon with 186479 1d., some small imperfections but very scarce. Photo.
2588 | £240
Miscellaneous: R.A.F. Covers: A collection of R.A.F. covers in an album, majority signed incl. Arthur Harris, Barnes Wallis, Douglas Bader, Leonard Cheshire, etc., mixed condition, many discoloured due to damp. (100).
2589 | £50
Railway Stamps: 1910 envelope to London with manuscript O.H.M.S. and franked Edward VII 1d. with North Eastern Railway 2d. letter stamp in pale green affixed (not tied) below and cancelled with ink cross, some minor faults.
2592 £95
Miscellaneous: Royalty: 1955(c) O.H.M.S. BUCKINGHAM PALACE P.O.'' registered parcel label addressed to ''The Page on Duty, Castle of May'', unusual. Photo.
2595 £250
Postal Fiscals: 1867 1d. die proof of head only in cicular frame with uncleared surround, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) mounted in sunked frame with mica facing, very fine (slight dent at top from paper clip, well clear of proof). S.G. F18var., Spec. L118var. Photo.
2596 £230
Postal Fiscals: 1867 1d. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) mounted in countersunk frame with mica facing, very fine. S.G. F18, Spec. L118. Photo.
2597 £160
Postal Fiscals: 1876 die 2 1d. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) without markings, very fine. S.G. F20, Spec. L120, cat. 400. Photo.
2598 £210
Postal Fiscals: 1877 die 3 1d. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''July 20, 1876.'', very fine. S.G. F21, Spec. L121, cat. 400. Photo.
2601 £260
Revenue Stamps: 1893 essay for a 2. 10s. Bill or Note revenue, with embossed Minerva head and surround hand painted in pink, black and Chinese white, on card (68 x 88mm), dated ''July 11th 93'', initialed ''JP'' (J. Peacock) and further dated ''14.7.93'', rare and possibly unique. Photo.
2602 £150
Revenue Stamps: Unappropriated QV Key type 2.10. die proof in black on glazed card (60 x 92mm), very fine. This value was only adopted for the Estate Duty issue (Booth 45). Photo.
2603 | £80
Revenue Stamps: Admiralty Court, Ireland: 1881 watermark orbs 1s. to 1, also 1868 watermark scales 6d., overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, part to much original gum, some small imperfections, otherwise fine, also Chancery Fee Fund Ireland embossed 6s.2d. pink dated 4.10.67 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9 inverted) very fine with gum. (7).
2605 | £60
Revenue Stamps: Consular Service: 1886 1d. to 5 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9 and affixed to part page from Inland Revenue presentation album, a few small imperfections. (14). Booth 2235.
2612 £100
Revenue Stamps: Land Commission: 1884 1s. to 5 set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' on piece taken from a De La Rue presentation book, headed ''The Land Commission''.
2613 £160
Revenue Stamps: Matrimonial Cause: 1866 6d. to 1 set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', mainly fine with full gum, scarce. Photo.
2616 | £700
Private Telegraph Companies Stamps: 1853-84 collection of unused issues incl. Bonelli 1861two sets, 1862 (5), Electric 1861 3s. on original form, 1864 6d. and 1s. (damaged), Directors Capt. Huish, England and Irish blue, red and green imperforate proofs, 1853 1s. (3), 1s.6d., 2s.6d and 4s., United Kingdom 1863 to 2s.,1865 6d. and 1s., Universal (7), National Telephone with sheets of 1d., 3d. 4d. and 1s., also a few College stamps, etc. (111 items).
2617 | £480
Private Telegraph Companies Stamps: A selection 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., also a range of Telegrams, etc., varied condition. (80 items).
2618 £700
Private Telegraph Companies Stamps: The British Telegraph Company 1855(c.) 18d. (1s.6d.) black on green paper watermarked double lined ''TISH'', control ''4091'', without gum, creases but a great rarity of these issues. Langmead states that this value is unknown. Photo.
2619 £400
Private Telegraph Companies Stamps: The British Telegraph Company 1855(c.) 2s. black on blue paper watermarked double lined ''T'', control ''3246'', fine and fresh mint with large part original gum, natural wrinkles, very rare. Langmead states six known, this is a seventh. Photo.
2620 £420
Private Telegraph Companies Stamps: The British Telegraph Company 1855(c.) 4s. black on yellow paper watermarked double lined ''EGRAPH'', control ''8790'', fine and fresh mint with large part original gum, natural wrinkles and fold along lower frame line at foot, very rare. Langmead states six known, this is a seventh and adjoins a pair illustrated on page 19 of 'The Telegraph Stamps and Stationery of Great Britain'. Photo.
2621 £700
Private Telegraph Companies Stamps: The Electric Telegraph Company: 1854 Under 50 Miles (1s.) black on pink with control ''9993'', Under 100 Miles (2s.6d.) black on blue with control ''9995'' and Above 100 Miles (5s.) black on white with control ''9992'', fine mint for these and rare. Photo.
2622 | £80
Private Telegraph Companies Stamps: The Electric Telegraph Co. 1863 Waterlow perf. 121/2 6d. (faults), 1s.6d. and 2s.6d. unused, London District Telegraph Co. 1865 large control 3d. and 6d. and small control 6d. (2) pen cancelled, British and Irish Magnetic Telegraph Co. Ltd. 1s., 2s. and 5s. imperf. remainders without controls, mainly fair to fine some imperfections. (10).
2623 £820
Private Telegraph Companies Stamps: The Electric Telegraph Company: 185560 3d., 1s., 1s.6d., 2s., and 4s. imperforate plate proofs without controls, in black on issued papers, the 1s.6d. which according to Langmead has not been recorded is defective and backed, otherwise mainly good to fine. (5). Photo.
2624 £320
Private Telegraph Companies Stamps: The Electric Telegraph Company: 185560 imperf. 2s. black on greenish-blue with control ''A15698'', mint, horizontal crease and touched at foot, otherwise fine and rare. Photo.
2625 £550
Private Telegraph Companies Stamps: The Electric Telegraph Company: 185560 imperf. 4s. black on white with control ''12216'', used with oval ''RECEIVED/THE ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH/COMPANY'' cachet in red, cut small and some faults but very rare. Photo.
2626 £580
Private Telegraph Companies Stamps: The Electric Telegraph Company: 185560 4s. black on white with control ''A106072'' imperforate from the perforated period due to a breakdown in the perforating machine, mint, faint creasing, otherwise fine and rare. Photo.
2627 £580
Private Telegraph Companies Stamps: Submarine Telegraph Company: 1861 8s. lilac perf. 121/2 x 13, overprinted ''TEMORARY/STAMP/41/2d./FOUR-PENCE/HALFPENNY'' in black, unused, small faults but very rare. Photo.
2628 | £450
Military Telegraph Stamps: A selection, incl. 1885 to 10s. mint, 1 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' , used to 1, also unappropriated dies 6d. to 10s. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', etc., varied condition. (41).
2629 £130
Military Telegraph Stamps: 1895 1 lilac and black, a fresh mint example from base of sheet, slight gum creasing, otherwise fine. R.P.S. Certificate (1955). Photo.
2630 £600
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1875 adopted head die proof in green on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''Apr. 27 1875'', very fine. See S.G. Spec. vol. 1, page 415, cat. 1,800. Photo.
2631 £700
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1875 adopted head die proof in brown on glazed card (92 x 60mm), very fine. See S.G. Spec. vol. 1, page 415, cat. 1,800. Photo.
2632 £900
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1875 die proof of unadopted small size head (10.4mm) in pale grey-green with large uncleared circular surround with slots on either side painted in in Chinese white, on glazed card (92 x 61mm) without markings, very fine, this stage not listed by S.G. Photo.
2633 £500
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1875 die proof of unadopted small size head (10.4mm) in black with uncleared circular surround with slots on either side, on glazed card (92 x 61mm) dated ''Apr. 29, 1875'' and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', very fine. S.G. Spec. vol. 1, page 414, cat. 1,000. Photo.
2634 | £220
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 187681, a collection of values to 5s. (3), incl. 1881 watermark crown 1s. plates 11 (4), 12, etc., mostly with c.d.s. (39).
2635 | £2000
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1876-81 a collection on leaves, incl. 1/2d. orange DB-EC block overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, 1d. red-brown plate 1 GH-HI block overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 10, 3d. carmine plate 1 OH, SE, TG imperforate overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, plate 3 MG-NH block overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, 3d. carmine watermark crown plate 3 CG and plate 5 RA mint, 4d. sage-green BL imprimatur, 6d. grey plate 1PA-PB pair, 1s. deep green plate 4 AI imperforate, 3s. slate-blue plate 1 PA-QB block overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, 5s. rose plate 1 FE unused, also AA, CB, GC, GD and GE overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 10s. grey-green plate 1 DH used, 1 brown-purple BE with specimen but forged cancel placed over, CK overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, etc., mixed condition. (96).
2636 £800
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 187681 selection of imprimaturs comprising 1876 1d. plates 1 TI, 2 TA, 3 TC, 3d. plate 3 AH, 1s. green plates 2 AH, 4 TH, 1877 6d. plate 2 AC and 1881 6d. plate 2 SJ (fault at top), 1s. brown-orange plates 11 AC, 12 AG, mainly good to fine, some small imperfections. (10). S.G. cat. 2,350. Photo.
2639 £260
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1876 1d. plate 2 AA die proof, on glazed card (92 x 60mm) without markings, very fine. Unlisted by S.G. in this state. Photo.
2640 £240
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1876 watermark shamrock 1d. plate 2 OD used to pay postage on envelope to Kent, tied by London E.C. hooded datestamp of 25th May 1893, on reverse London S.E. 26th May transit, no other markings, unusual. Photo.
2642 £210
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1876 watermark shamrock 1d. red-brown unissued plate 5 SE imprimatur, fine. Photo.
2645 £210
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1876 3d. plate 2 die proof with void corner squares, on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''Aug 16, 1875'' marked ''BEFORE STRIKING'', very fine. Photo.
2648 £170
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1876 watermark spray 3d. carmine plate 4 AD imprimatur, fine. S.G. Spec. L207, cat. 250. Photo.
2649 £230
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1876 3d. plate 5 die proof with void letter squares, on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''Nov. 23 1877'' and initialled 'S.N.E.' in pencil, very fine. Photo.
2650 £260
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1876 1s. die proof with void corner squares, on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''June 25. 1875'', fine. Photo.
2651 £780
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1876 watermark spray 1s. green plate 1 PA-TD imperforate pane of 20 (5 x 4) overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 10, showing ''478'' current number and ''TELEGRAPHS ONE SHILLING'' inscription, fine fresh and rare. S.G. Spec. L215t, cat. 2,500+ (as singles). Photo.
2652 £210
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1876 1s. plate 3 FD die proof, on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''Aug. 12. 1875'', marked ''BEFORE STRIKING'' deleted and ''AFTER STRIKING'' added, also endorsed ''81 leads'' fine. Photo.
2654 £210
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1876 1s. plate 5 die proof with void letter squares, on glazed card (92 x 60mm), endorsed 'After Striking Mar 16, 1877', and initialled 'H.H.' in pencil, fine. Photo.
2655 £210
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1876 1s. plate 6 die proof with void letter squares, on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''Aug 28 1877'', stamped ''AFTER STRIKING'', fine. Photo.
2656 £210
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1876 1s. plate 7 die proof with void letter squares, on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''Apr 6 1878'', stamped ''AFTER STRIKING'' and initialled 'S.N.E.' in blue crayon, fine. Photo.
2657 £210
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1876 1s. plate 11 die proof with void corner squares, on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''13 APR 80'', stamped ''AFTER STRIKING'' and initialled 'U.G.N.' in pencil, fine. Photo.
2659 £600
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1876 5s. die proof with void corner squares, in black on glazed card (94 x 60mm), dated ''June 18. 1876.'', fine. S.G. Spec. L231, cat. 1,000. Photo.
2660 £320
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1876 5s. die proof with void corner squares, from De La Rue archives and cut down to stamp size and mounted in sunken frame. Photo.
2661 £180
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1876 5s. die proof with void corner squares, from De La Rue archives and cut down to stamp size, slight soiling. Photo.
2662 £280
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1876 5s. plate 2 EA imperforate plate proof in black, fine. S.G. Spec. L232, cat. 550. Photo.
2663 £380
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. rose plate 2 FF, a fresh mint example, minor gum creases, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec L232, cat 1,200. Photo.
2671 £260
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 4d. plate 1 die proof with void corner squares, on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''Nov 17, 1876'', and marked ''AFTER HARDENING'' ''AFTER'' deleted and a manuscript ''Before'' added, initialled 'F.J.' in pencil, fine. Photo.
2682 | £230
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark spray 6d. grey plate 1 AA-ED and FA-JD panes of twenty se-tenant with interpanneau margin between, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, the first pane showing marginal plate number ''1'' and marginal handstamp, some soiling and other imperfections, otherwise fine with part gum, a very scarce multiple. (40). S.G. Spec. L212s, cat. 2,000 (as singles).
2683 £250
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 6d. plate 2 die proof with void corner squares, on glazed card (92 x 60mm), endorsed 'After Striking, May 12. 1877' and initialled 'H.A.' in pencil, very fine. Photo.
2686 £150
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark spray 3s. imperforate colour trials comprising TG grey-green, ID slate-blue, PE and QC dull mauve, HG-IH and KL in pale ultramarine, all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, all on gummed watermarked paper, good to fine. (8). Photo.
2691 £320
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 10s. die proof with void corner squares, on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''Oct 16, 1876'', very fine. S.G. Spec. L235, cat. 1,000. Photo.
2692 £350
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 10s. die proof with void corner squares, on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''Oct 19 1876'', very fine. S.G. Spec. L235, cat. 1,000. Photo.
2693 £450
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark Maltese Cross 10s., imperforate colour trial in grey-green EE-HE, the lower row of the pane, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, fine. S.G. Spec. L235, cat. 1,000+ (as singles). Photo.
2694 £320
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. BI imperforate colour trial in grey-green overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, fine and rare. S.G. Spec. L235, cat. 600. Photo.
2696 £210
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. imperforate colour trial in pale ultramarine AE-BE pair, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, fine from lower-left corner of sheet. Photo.
2697 £580
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. grey-green plate 1 FA imprimatur from top of sheet, very fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. L235, cat. 950. Photo.
2700 £1150
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 1 die proof with void corner squares, on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''Oct 30 1876'', very fine. S.G. Spec. L236, cat. 1,500. Photo.
2701 £1050
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 1 die proof with void corner squares, in black on glazed card (92 x 61mm) dated ''Oct. 31, 1876'' and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', very fine. S.G. Spec. L236, cat. 1,500. Photo.
2702 £780
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks 1 AA-AB imperforate colour trial pair in slate-blue from top of sheet showing ''522'' current number, on gummed watermarked paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8 (inverted on AA), minor creasing, otherwise fine and very fresh. S.G. Spec. L236, cat. 1,200. Photo.
2703 £500
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks 1 CK imperforate colour trial in grey-green on gummed watermarked paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, fine. Photo.
2704 £50
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks 1 CQ imperforate colour trial in grey-green on gummed watermarked paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, fine. Photo.
2705 £190
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks 1CQ imperforate colour trial in pale ultramarine on gummed watermarked paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, minor creasing, otherwise fine and fresh. Photo.
2706 £160
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks 1 CQ dull mauve and CS dull claret imperforate colour trials on gummed watermarked paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, CQ touched at foot CS few minor gum wrinkles and small tone spot at top, otherwise fine. Photo.
2707 £350
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks 1 DI imperforate colour trial in brown-lilac on gummed watermarked paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, fine. Photo.
2708 £320
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks 1 DR imperforate colour trial in pale ultramarine on gummed watermarked paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, fine. Photo.
2709 £2600
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks 1 brown-lilac CJ, mint, slightly heavily mounted, otherwise fine and very scarce. S.G. Spec. L236, cat 4,000. Photo.
2710 £130
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks 1 brown-lilac AM overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, with gum, small imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. L236s, cat 600. Photo.
2711 £130
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks 1 brown-lilac AI overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, good with gum. S.G. Spec. 600. Photo.
2712 £110
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks 1 brown-lilac BB, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, few imperfections, otherwise fine with gum. S.G. L2236, cat 600. Photo.
2713 £880
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks 1 brown-lilac AT imperforate corner single with plate number ''1'', overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, left margin with thin otherwise fine and fresh with gum, stamp unmounted. S.G. Spec. L236t, cat. 1,000. Photo.
2714 £950
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks 1 brown-lilac BA-BB imperforate vertical pair from top of sheet, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. L236, cat 2,000+. Photo.
2715 £80
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks 1 brown-lilac CJ good used with c.d.s. and heavy boxed cancellation. S.G. Spec. L236, cat 550.
2716 £1600
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 5 die proof with void corner squares, on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''Nov 9, 1876'', very fine. S.G. Spec. L237, cat. 2,500. Photo.
2717 £1600
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 5 die proof with void corner squares, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''Nov 10, 1876'', very fine. S.G. Spec. L237, cat. 2,500. Photo.
2718 £1450
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 5 die proof with void corner squares, on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''Nov 15, 1876'', shows pencil lines made by the printers emphasising the changes made to the earlier die proof, fine. Photo.
2719 £190
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks 5 AD imperforate colour trial in grey-green on gummed watermarked paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, slight adhesive mount discolouration at upper left otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. L237. Photo.
2720 £520
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks 5 AG imperforate colour trial in dull claret overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, fine and fresh with gum. S.G. Spec. cat. 1,000. Photo.
2721 £550
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks 5 BC imperforate colour trial in dull mauve on gummed watermarked paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. L237. Photo.
2722 £550
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks 5 BK imperforate colour trial in dull mauve on gummed watermarked paper, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. L237. Photo.
2723 £680
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks 5 orange BC, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 8, fine with gum. S.G. Spec. L237s, cat 1,800. Photo.
2724 £920
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks 5 orange CF, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, fine and fresh with gum, bright colour. S.G. Spec. L237s, cat 1,800. Photo.
2725 £820
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks 5 orange AB, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, fine with gum. S.G. Spec. L237s, cat 1,800. Photo.
2726 £270
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1877 watermark shamrocks 5 orange CI, used with boxed and c.d.s. cancels, few imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. L237, cat 1,800. Photo.
2728 £260
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1881 watermark anchor 5s. rose plate 3 CB, used, minor imperfections, otherwise fine, neat West Hartlepool c.d.s. S.G. Spec. L234, cat 600. Photo.
2729 £200
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1881 watermark anchor 5s. rose plate 3 DC overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 12, fine with gum. S.G. Spec. L234s, cat 650. Photo
2742 | £320
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: London and District Circular Delivery Co.: 1867 perf. 13 1/4d. claret error of colour, with block of eight showing four examples of the error se-tenant with normal 1/2d, strips of four and five, singles, varieties, all mint etc., mainly fine. (40) S.G.Spec. cat 1,760
2743 | £100
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: London and District Circular Delivery Co.: 1867 perf. 13 1/2d. claret error of colour pair in an unused block of six affixed to piece, one has ink spots, otherwise fine. S.G. CD43a.
2745 | £160
Booklet and Booklet Panes: An unmounted mint K.E.VII to K.G.VI selection incl. 1934-36 photogravure 11/2d. pane of six with inverted watermark, etc., mainly fine. S.G. cat. 550+. (13 items).
2746 | £65
Booklets and Booklet Panes: A booklet selection incl. 1951 1s., 1965 (Apr.) 2s. phosphor, Prestige incl. 1972 1 (good perfs. on 1/2p. side band), a few incomplete, etc. (70).
2747 | £160
Booklets and Booklet Panes: A K.G.VI to Q.E.II collection of stitched booklets in an album with K.G.VI 1952 (Oct.) 2s.6d., 1952 (Sept.) 5s., a few Wilding incl. 2s. 1963 (Mar.), 1963 (Aug.) phosphor, 1964 (June), Machin 2s. to 10s., 1968 (Dec.) 5s. with first pane missing phosphor, duplicated decimal 10p. to 85p. editions, etc., also some incomplete and empty covers.
2748 | £110
Booklets and Booklet Panes: A K.E.VIII to Q.E.II collection of booklet panes in a binder and a stockbook with a few K.E.VIII, K.G.VI panes of two, four and six incl. inverted wmks., Wilding panes of two, four and six incl. 1d. label panes, constant flaws, a few cylinder panes, 1d. green phosphor wmk. inverted pane of six with broad bands (trimmed at foot), se-tenant panes, Machin pre-decimals, also some used, etc.
2750 | £380
Booklets and Booklet Panes: 19352000 collection in two binders incl. 1935 Jubilee 2/- no. 298, 3/- no. 297, 1969 Cooks (3, one with missing phosphor on first 4d. pane), to 2000 Queen Mother prestige booklets, incl. 1973 Wedgwood 3 with 10p. pane missing phosphor).
2752 | £210
Literature: A small library comprising nine early publications incl. A History of the Adhesive Stamps of the British Isles by Wright and Creeke, The College Stamps of Oxford and Cambridge by Cummings, The Postmarks of Great Britain and Ireland by Alcock and Holland, Perkins Bacon Records by De Worms volumes I and II, etc.
2753 | £190
Literature: A small library of eighteen publications incl. The Plating of the Penny volumes I to IV, Barred Numeral Cancellations volumes I to VI, etc.
2754 | £80
Literature: The British Post Office by C.F. Dendy Marshall (1926), some minor toning in places.
2755 | £880
Literature: The Essays , Proofs, Colour Trials & Re-Prints of the Line Engraved Postage stamps of Great Britain by Denny Bacon (1936) with coloured frontispiece in purple (a few very minor tone spots) from the original plate.
2756 | £160
Literature: The Line Engraved Postage Stamps of Great Britain, vols. I and II by E.D. Bacon, (1920), with plates, also 1929 Supplement, some minor toning on a few pages.
2759 | £120
Literature: Robertson's Ship Letters, complete with index, in two volumes, copy number 531 signed by the author.
2760 | £150
Literature: Two Pence Blue Studies of Plates 115 (1946) and Repaired impressions (1949) by H. Osborne, both with faint traces of toning on some pages.
2761 | £400
Postal History and Covers: A selection of mainly Q.V. covers and cards, incl. 1849 entire to New York franked by 1847-54 embossed 1s. green, 1855 (July 22nd) part entire bearing 1d. Star cancelled by ''186'' barred numeral of Dublin in green, 1861 (July 31st) envelope to London, franked by 1d. Star (straight edge at left), tied by ''787'' barred oval of Tetsworth in green, etc., varied condition. (23 items).
2762 | £500
Postal History and Covers: A collection of mainly entires in two albums, incl. 1787 (May 2nd) wrapper to Jamaica on reverse has circular frame ''MA/2/87'' (second day of use, 1805 entire with ''MISSENT/to/BIRMINGHAM'' in red, 1839 (Dec. 14th) entire with manuscript ''4'', 1840 Mulready 1d. lettersheet A51 unused, Penny Posts, etc. (64 items).
2763 | £1050
Postal History and Covers: An accumulation of Scottish covers (1,500) bearing 1d. stars, range of cancels, also Irish (80), mixed condition.
2764 | £160
Postal History and Covers: An accumulation of covers and cards in a carton with stampless,Q.V. incl. surface printed, K.G.VI plain f.d.c's, later illustrated incl. 1953 Coronation, 1960's issues, Q.V. to Q.E.II unused and used postal stationery incl. postcards, letter cards, embossed envelopes, etc., mixed condition. (few 100s).
2766 | £210
Postal History and Covers: Berkshire: 1820-1951 selection on covers, cards and a few fronts, incl. Hungerford, Newbury, mileage marks, u.d.c's, Penny Posts, temporary rubber datestamps, etc., good to fine. (58 items).
2768 | £90
Postal History and Covers: Isle of Wight: 1808-1889 written up collection of Yarmouth on leaves incl. 1839 and 1841 entires with Yarmouth horseshoes (Mackay type 792), ''YARMOUTH.I.W. 100'' mileage mark (Mackay type 791), other covers and cards to 1912, etc. (19 items).
2771 | £60
Postal History and Covers: Isle of Wight 1830 E.L. from Venezuela to Yorkshire with Cowes Ship Letter (Mackay type 352), also nine other Cowes covers and cards, 1831 to 1913. (10 items).
2772 | £60
Postal History and Covers: Isle of Wight 1867-1971, collection of covers and cards written up on leaves with Shanklin, Ventnor, Sandown, Freshwater, and sub offices incl. Whitwell, Niton, Brading, Totland Bay, etc., various duplexes, c.d.s's and slogans. (57).
2774 | £90
Postal History and Covers: Surrey: A selection incl. 1673 entire from Clandon to London, no postal markings, 1702 entire from Guildford to London with blurred Bishopmark on reverse, Puttenham, p.p.c's, maps, etc.
2776 | £220
Postal History and Covers: Swansea: A collection of postcards of Swansea and district in a boxed cover album, incl. many Street scenes, Seaside, transport with Railway and Trams, etc. (347 items).
2782 £290
Postal History and Covers: 1777 (June 30th) entire letter from London to Totteridge showing a superb upright strike of the ''PENNY POST/NOT PAID/T'' (L393) handstamp of the Temple Office and ''10/OCLOCK/T'' circular timestamp, ''1/IY'' and ''2/IY'' Bishopmarks on reverse, small cover imperfections but a clean neat item. Photo.
2783 | £90
Postal History and Covers: 1780-1840 small selection of entires (6), incl. 1840 entires (4) all with Uxbridge ''P.1d.'' in red, etc., good to fine.
2785 | £65
Postal History and Covers: 1803-56 selection of Scottish entires, mainly Edinburgh with handstruck ''1'' (18 in black, 12 in blue), etc., good to fine. (56 items).
2786 | £350
Postal History and Covers: 1821 'Two-penny Post-Office.' notice of 'Regulations' for delivery in Town and Country Districts, dated '1821' with details of delivery times and instructions, a most interesting document, sent 1822 (June 25th) to '6 Downing Street' originally returning a letter to the sender 'THE enclosed has been opened by the proper Officer, and is returned to you for the Reason assigned thereon.'
2788 | £210
Postal History and Covers: 182733 covers (3) comprising 1827 (Dec.) with boxed ''MISSENT TO/BERWICK'' in blue-green, 1833 (July) printed ''Dead Letter-Office'' ''Returned Letter'', and 1833 (July) E.L. from Pudsey to Undercliffe with framed ''Pudsey/Penny Post'' inscribed 'It concerns you much, you must not send it back as you did last time' but still marked 'Refused'.
2790 £240
Postal History and Covers: 1839 (Jan. 10th) last day of Uniform 4d. Post entire letter from Bolton to Halifax, endorsed 'P4' in red alongside light ''BOLTON/JA 9/1840'' c.d.s., scarce. Photo.
2794 £480
Postal History and Covers: 1844 (June 27th) entire from Uttoxeter to Litchfield, showing a good strike of he rare ''MISSENT TO/RAILWAY/POST OFFICE''. Photo
2795 £320
Postal History and Covers: 1848 (May 1st) entire letter from London to Blackburn bearing 1841 1d. IB and showing a superb strike in blue of small double framed ''MIS-SENT TO/BURNLEY'' handstamp at upper left, not recorded by Willcocks & Jay. Photo.
2796 £200
Postal History and Covers: 1852 (June 5th) small neat envelope from Little Hadham (Herts.) to East Dereham bearing 1841 1d. GH cancelled ''842'' at Ware and showing fine strike of ''LITTLEHADHAM'' undated circle (Willcocks HE 311, rarity G.P.O.) in blue-green. Photo.
2797 £120
Postal History and Covers: 1853 (June 20th) mourning envelope from Orsett to East Dereham bearing three margined 1841 1d. LL cancelled ''668'' numeral of Romford and showing on reverse a superb strike of unrecorded ''ORSETT'' undated circle in black on reverse.
2801 | £110
Postal History and Covers: Picture Postcards: A K.E.VII to K.G.V accumulation of mainly used p.p.c's incl. I.O.M., a few real photos, etc. (few 100s).
2805 | £200
Postal History and Covers: Official Mail: A collection of Q.E.II envelopes in three boxed albums, incl. Official Paid envelopes, House of Commons, Lord Chamberlain, Royal Household, etc. (224 items).
2807 £290
Postal History and Covers: Redirected Mail: 1843 (July 3rd) entire to Braintree, franked by 1841 1d. red-brown plate 31 PR tied by number ''6'' in Maltese Cross, with ''WITHAM'' datestamp on front, address crossed out and on reverse readdressed to London and franked by 1841 1d. red-brown plate 19 AH (just touched), fine. Photo.
2809 £150
Postal History and Covers: Redirected Mail: 1845 (July 18th) entire used locally in London, franked by 1841 1d. red-brown tied by London District Post barred oval, readdressed to the Strand and additional 1841 1d. placed over for redirection and tied by ''67'' barred oval, interesting item. Photo.
2810 £210
Postal History and Covers: Redirected Mail: 1855 (May 3rd) envelope from Ochiltree to Ayr, franked by 1854-57 1d. tied by ''90'' numeral of Cumnock, redirected to Paris and refranked by SC16 2d. plate 4 AB-AC repaired stamps from the late repair, tied by ''27'' numeral of Ayr, unusual. Photo.
2811 £170
Postal History and Covers: Redirected Mail: 1857 (Feb. 10th) entire from Bristol to London, franked by 1854-57 1d. PI tied by Bristol Spoon, redirected to Paris and refranked by 1855 LC14 2d. SH-SI cancelled by circular framed ''PD'' , two stamps affected by filing crease, otherwise fine. Photo.
2812 £160
Postal History and Covers: Redirected Mail: 1864 (Feb. 22nd) mourning envelope from India to Cambridge, franked by India 8a., redirected to Brighton and franked by 185876 2d. plate 9 TD tied by Cambridge duplex, envelope a little tatty, otherwise fine. Photo.
2814 £700
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1850 (May 6th) registered envelope from London to Macclesfield ('Brocklehurst' correspondence) bearing 1841 2d. blue plate 4 DA-DB paying quadruple postage, the 6d. registration fee paid in cash with red '6' and London Maltese Cross type ''PAID/6 MY 6/1850'' paid datestamp in red. Photo.
2815 £620
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1850 (Aug. 16th) registered cover from Huddersfield to Macclesfield bearing 1841 2d. blue plate 4 KG-KI strip and H? single, all cut into, used on , all cancelled by blue ''387'' numeral, with boxed ''TOO LATE'' and Huddersfield c.d.s. also in blue, rare. Photo.
2816 £260
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1852 (March 20th) clean uncreased registered cover from Bristol to Hull bearing 1841 2d. blue plate 4 NB-ND strip with clear to large margins all round, used in combination with 1841 1d. FA (cut into), neat appearance. Photo.
2817 £1200
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1853 (March) long 1853 (March) registered envelope from London to Cheltenham bearing 1841 2d. blue plate 4 SD-SI strip of six with good to large margins all around, the envelope a little crumpled and refolded at ends for display, two stamps with slight creases, otherwise fine and very scarce. Photo.
2818 £380
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1854 (Aug. 2nd), registered cover from Hull to Macclesfield, franked by 1854 SC16 2d. IL plate 4 and 1847-54 embossed 6d. (cut into at left), tied by ''HULL /E'' spoon cancel, stamps just affected by filing crease, otherwise fine. Photo.
2819 £580
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1854 (Sept. 4th) 1d. pink envelope uprated to 7d. by 185455 SC16 2d. AL-CL vertical strip, registered from Chester to Macclesfield, neatly cancelled by ''180'' numerals, fine. Photo.
2820 £500
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1854 (Oct. 10th) clean and uncreased registered cover from London to Macclesfield bearing grossly misperforated 1854 SC16 2d. plate 4 RG but showing complete value and corner letters of QG at top paying postage and 184754 embossed 6d. with mainly clear to good margins paying registration. Photo.
2822 £160
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1873 (April 8th) registered envelope from Malmesbury to Tetbury bearing 1870 11/2d. plate 1 BF paying postage and 186567 4d. plate 12 AL the registration, attractive and unusual. Photo.
2823 £1400
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1876 (Feb. 9th) registered cover from Dursley to Gloucester, the 4d. registration and 2d. postage most unusually paid by 1870 11/2d. plate 3 MG-NH block of four cancelled by two strikes of the ''269'' numeral, minor imperfections. Photo.
2824 £190
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1877 (May 14th) registered envelope from Glasgow to Edinburgh, franked by 1864-79 1d. plate 160 ME and 1873-80 4d. sage-green plate 15 TH tied by Glasgow numerals with red oval ''REGISTERED AT GLASGOW'' datestamp alongside, clean neat item. Photo.
2825 £190
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1878 (July 10th) registered cover from Montrose to Copenhagen bearing 1870 11/2d. plate 3 BB and 187380 3d. plate 19 FB, neatly cancelled and additionally tied by part red registered oval datestamp, transit and receiving marks of Glasgow and Denmark on reverse. Photo.
2827 £600
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1897 (Dec. 11th) 2d. registered envelope (290 x 150mm), sent locally in Old Trafford, Manchester and remarkably bearing 1881 1d. lilac with ''T'' control and General Duty embossed Revenue 2nd Generation 1d. (6) and 3rd Generation 1d. (7), all with ''OLD TRAFFORD/MANCHESTER/DE 11 97'' c.d.s's, very fine for this and most unusual. Photo.
2828 £600
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1901 (Feb. 4th) large envelope (310 x 138mm), sent registered locally in Old Trafford, Manchester, bearing 1881 1d. (2), 188792 1/2d., 1900 1/2d., Revenue Contract note 2/-, Foreign Bill 10s., and 10 embossed General Duty stamps and Bill or Note embossed 1s. and 4s., all with ''OLD TRAFFORD/MANCHESTER/FE 4/01'' c.d.s's, some imperfections but quite fine for this and most unusual. Photo.
2830 £100
Postal History and Covers: Express Mail: 1807 (Feb. 22nd) large part entire from Wakefield to London, endorsed ''The bearer of this letter will receive 5s. if he delivers it by 8 o'clock on Thursday morning'' and ''recd. 10 mins before 10 JC'', and ''1/8'' rate mark, an unsuccessful attempt to speed the delivery of legal papers. Photo.
2837 £80
Postal History and Covers: Express Mail: 1900(c) legal size stampless envelope used within Bristol, endorsed ''Express delivery/Await Reply''. Photo.
2839 £800
Postal History and Covers: Express Mail: 1902 (Dec.) envelope from Rhyl to the ''Collector of Taxes Colwyn Bay'' franked by I.R. Official 190204 1d. strip of four, with express label at left, a rare item. Photo.
2840 £160
Postal History and Covers: Express Mail: 1906 (Feb. 22nd) envelope from Newmarket to a passenger on board the SS Cap Blanes bound for Buenos Aires and Lisbon, Portugal, franked by K.E.VII 1/2d. and 5d., scarce. Photo.
2841 £140
Postal History and Covers: Express Mail: 1907 (Nov. 15th) envelope from Woking, addressed to person care of the Captain on board the President Lincoln at Plymouth, franked by K.E. VII 1d. and 3d. and express label (all folded over the top of the envelope). Photo.
2843 £190
Postal History and Covers: Express Mail: 1909 K.E.VII 1d. stationery envelope used within 3 miles of London (Edgeware to Earls Court), additionally franked 4d. (2). Photo.
2845 | £160
Postal History and Covers: Express Mail: 191831 selection of telegrams or Cables sent by express mail, incl. 1918 registered telegram envelope from London to Reigate, envelope with printed ''WEEK END TELEGRAM'', 1926 Cable envelope from London to Austria, etc. (10 items).
2845 £700
Postal History and Covers: Express Mail: 1918 (May 28th) envelope from London to Holland, endorsed ''To Pass Censor Quickly 2s.6d. postage'' with K.G.V. 21/2d. for postage, on reverse has ''OPENED BY CENSOR'' with ''OPENED'' crossed out and ''Examined'' added. Complaints of commercial delay by slowness in Censor's office, the 2s.6d. fee was made available to ''express'' such letters, very few examples have survived. Photo.
2846 £480
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: 1862 (Sept.) envelope to Musselburgh, franked by 1d. stars JI-JL strip of four and two others, all with ''A 86'' Mailboat cancel of the P & O Steamer Pera, some imperfections, otherwise fine and scarce. B.P.A. Certificate (1959). Photo.
2848 | £200
Postal Notices and Acts: 1763 (Nov. 15th) King George III, a six page 'Act for preventing Frauds and Abuses in relation to the sending and receiving of Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postage', printed in 1764, detailing the circumstances and by who letters could be sent free, and ending with the cheerful paragraph 'If any Person shall after 1 June, 1764, counterfeit the Writing of any Person in the Superscription of any Letter or Packet to avoid the Postage, he shall be adjudged of Felony, and be transported for 7 Years', fine. Ex Shaida.
2850 | £500
Postal Notices and Acts: 1840 (Aug. 10th), a 32 page 'Act for the Regulation of the Duties of Postage', a fascinating document covering many subjects including postal rates, weight limitations, inland, colonial and foreign letters, ship letters, Parliamentary proceedings, Stamped Covers, underpaid letters, Forging or fraudulently using Dies or Plates, Contracts for paper, Money Orders, Registration, etc., etc. Ex Shaida.
2852 £350
Used Abroad: Chile: 1875 (Nov. 3rd) yellow envelope (opened out for display and backed) from Valparaiso to Fezzano, Italy, bearing 186780 10d. red-brown plate 1 CG and RF with a large part strike of the ''VALPARAISO/PAID/C30'' duplex, attractive and rare. S.G. Z81. Photo.
2856 £380
Used Abroad: Peru 1863 (Oct. 23rd) large part entire from Islay to New York, franked bu 185876 2d. plate 9 MK, LL and LJ cancelled by ''C 42'' barred oval of Islay, (under MK has Arequipa c.d.s.), also has two line ''PAID-TO/PANAMA'' in red. Photo.
2857 £480
Used Abroad: Peru: 1871 (Nov. 13th) envelope to Germany, franked by Peru 1868 1d. with G.B. 1858-79 2d. plate 13 CD, 1867-80 6d. plate 9 CA and 1s. plate 5 ID all cancelled by ''C 38'' barred oval of Callao. Photo.
2858 | £880
Crimean War: A selection of covers on leaves, incl. 1854 (Aug. 12) envelope addressed to H.M.S. Bellerophon, Constantinople, franked by 1841 2d. and 1854-57 1d. - a very scarce imperf/perf combination, 1855 three envelopes addressed to the Crimea and all franked 1854-57 1d. and 2d., etc., poor to fine. (11 items).
2859 £190
Crimean War: 1854 (May 18th) envelope to an officer with H.M.S. Hogue, Baltic Fleet, franked by 1841 2d. plate 4 KC-KE strip tied by barred oval ''446'' of Ledbury, KC just touched, otherwise fine. Photo.
2860 £100
Crimean War: 1854 (Aug. 24th) envelope to Reading, franked by 1854-57 1d. irregular strip of three, tied by ''36'' of the London District Office, on reverse has large unframed circular ''POST OFFICE/BRITISH ARMY'' c.d.s., fine. Photo.
2861 £120
Crimean War: 1854 (Nov. 18th) envelope addressed to an officer in the 23rd Fusiliers, Light Division, Crimea, franked by three 1854 SC16 2d. plate 4 RE, SE and RF, tied by London District Office ''46'', fine. Photo.
2862 £110
Crimean War: 1855 (Feb. 9th) entire to H.M.S. Leander, Black Sea Fleet, franked by 1854-57 1d. with red unframed ''RETURNED FOR POSTAGE/THE AMOUNT/DEFICIENT'' and an extra 1d. and 2d., possibly another 2d. has been removed. Photo.
2864 £800
Crimean War: 1855 (April 15th) envelope endorsed 'Officers Letter' and addressed to Post Office Malta and marked 'To be kept until called for', franked by 1854-57 1d. AB and 2d. BD tied by a single strike of the barred oval ''O*O'' in blue, on reverse has unframed circular ''POST OFFICE/A/BRITISH ARMY'' c.d.s. in red, fine and most attractive. Photo.
2865 £400
Crimean War: 1856 (May 25th) envelope to London, endorsed 'Scutari stamped 26th. May 56 Co.Potter', franked by 1854-57 2d. AB, AC and BC, cancelled by ''O*O'' in black, on reverse has unframed ''POST OFFICE/BRITISH ARMY'' c.d.s. in red, few faults. Photo.
2867 £100
Crimean War: 1855 (Nov. 7th) envelope to Scotland, endorsed at top 'Officers letter British Army Crimea', franked by 1854-57 1d. and 2d (small tear), tied by ''46'' London barred ovals, in reverse has unframed ''POST OFFICE/B/BRITISH ARMY'' c.d.s. in blue. Photo.
2868 £120
Crimean War: 1855 (Nov. 10th) envelope to Stafordshire, franked by 1854-57 1d. HB, IB and JB, cancelled by London District barred oval ''5'', on reverse has unframed ''POST OFFICE/B/BRITISH ARMY'' c.d.s. in red, slightly soiled, otherwise fine. Photo.
2869 £210
Crimean War: 1855 (July 26th) envelope addressed to 'H.M.S. Majestic, Baltic Fleet', franked by 1854-57 1d. GJ and 2d. TK cancelled by barred oval ''145'', part of flap missing and tear at top. Photo.
2873 £100
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Afghanistan: 1880 (June 4th) envelope addressed to the 'Kabul Field Force Afghanistan', franked by 185876 2d. plate 15 EA and 187380 3d. plate 20 TB tied by Oxford duplexes, on reverse has ''SEA/POST OFFICE/C/JUN 17'' c.d.s., few small faults, otherwise fine. Photo.
2877 | £85
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Austria: 1857 (c) envelope from London to Nagy-Kanisa (now Hungary), franked by 1857 LC14 2d. plate 5 CL and 1855-57 6d., tied by ''50'' London Inland barred oval, 1858 (Oct. 21st) envelope from Glasgow to Vienna, franked by 1854-57 2d. LC 14 plate 6 RA-RB pair and 1856-58 LC 14 1d. plate 42 II-IL strip of 4, tied by Glasgow duplexes, and 1868 (July 16th) printed wrapper from Glasgow to Vienna, franked by 185876 2d. plate 9 TG tied by ''159'' roller, fair to fine.
2878 £220
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Barbados/Trinidad: 1853 (Sept. 2nd) entire from Dunbarton to Barbados with 184754 embossed 1s. green cut square with good margins, re-addressed to Trinidad and with ''BARBADOES/OC08/1853'' double arc c.d.s. in brown on front, fine. Photo.
2882 £120
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Canada: 1864 (Jan. 7th) entire from London to St. Catharine's, franked by 1856-58 1d. NH, 185876 2d. plate 9 DD (small tear at right), 1862-64 4d. PF (torn at left and corner crease) and 6d. RL paying the 1s. double letter rate and possibly 1d. Late Fee, all cancelled by ''2'' barred oval, on reverse has Hamilton receiving mark. Photo.
2883 | £110
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Cape of Good Hope: 1857 (March 2nd) envelope from Rugby to Cape Town, franked by 1855 LC14 2d. plate 5 JD and 1855-57 6d. also 1861 (Feb. 4) envelope from Exeter to Cape Town addressed to Lady Maclear the wife of the Astronomer Sir Thomas Maclear, franked by 1854-57 2d. LC 14 plate 6 MF, LF and ME, few imperfections.
2884 £190
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Cape of Good Hope: 1887 (Feb. 28th) Belgian 1c. postcard sent from Liege via G.B. to Cape Colony, as the card did not include the British letter rate of postage for transmission to the Cape Colony the card was turned back and red ''POST CARDS TO THIS ADDRESS/CANNOT BE FORWARDED'' handstamp applied, a very scarce mark of which few examples are known, the card with central fault on reverse not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. Photo. Until the UK standardized postal rates to all parts of the globe on January 1, 1891, all mail to non-UPU destination (including colonies) had to conform to UPU rules. Postal cards could not be sent to non-UPU destinations unless payment for the UPU rate combined with the bilateral rates for letters (between the transmitting UPU member and the destination) was prepaid.
2886 | £100
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Ceylon: 1860 (Feb. 25th) envelope from Edinburgh to Colombo, franked by 1856-58 1d. IL, 185876 2d. plate 8 PA and 1855-57 6d., cancelled by ''GLASGOW/131'' also 1861 (March 19th) envelope from Gravesend to Happootilla Pass, few small faults.
2889 £160
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Denmark: 1862 (July 12th) entire from London to Copenhagen via France, franked by 1856-58 1d. MJ and 1862-64 4d. plate 3 KE-KF pair paying the single letter rate, cancelled by ''LONDON/SW/27'' duplexes, with red oval framed ''PD'' and ''ANGL AMB. CALAIS B'',on reverse has Hamburg and Copenhagen transit and receiving marks, few minor tone spots, otherwise fine. Photo.
2890 | £100
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Denmark: 186481 selection of covers (4), incl. 1864 (Oct. 28th) entire from Leeds to Copenhagen, franked 1864-79 1d. plate 76 DF and 185876 2d. plate 9 CK (the 6d. has been removed), 1867 (Sept. 10th) entire from London to Copenhagen, franked by 1864-79 1d. plate 86 FF and 185876 2d. plate 9 GC-HC pair overpaying the 4d. letter rate via France, the extra 1d. most probably paying a late fee, tied by ''17'' barred ovals with red ''PD'' below, etc., fair to fine.
2891 £130
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Egypt: 1857 (Aug. 8th) entire from London to Alexandria, franked by 1857 LC14 2d. plate 6 SD, 1856-58 LC14 1d. PG and 1855-57 6d. deep lilac, all tied by London Inland barred oval ''32'' paying the 9d. single letter rate, on reverse has ''ALEXANDRIA/AU 18/1857'' receiving mark in blue, minor toning, otherwise fine. Photo.
2892 | £130
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Egypt: 1860 (Feb. 1st) entire from Glasgow to Cairo, franked by 1856-58 1d. LC14 TD, 185876 2d. plate 8 ND, KH, KI, IL, all cancelled by ''GLASGOW/159'' duplexes, paying the 9d. letter rate, also has ''CAIRO/FE 8/60'' receiving mark in blue, also 1866 printed Current Prices from Liverpool to Alexandria, franked by 1864-79 1d. plate 100 IB and 185876 2d. plate 9 IC, tied by ''LIVERPOOL/466'' duplexes, paying the 3d. newspaper rate.
2896 £800
France: 1842 (Feb. 2nd) cover from Edinburgh to Paris, franked with 1841 1d. red-brown plate 2 PJ with good to large margins on three sides, touched at left, tied by upright strike of Edinburgh Maltese Cross, marked at right '10' for 10d cross-channel rate to Calais as the letter was not fully prepaid, and in France charged 10 decimes making the total charge for addressee to pay 20 decimes shown as '20' on front. As the address was incomplete and after attempts to deliver per several backstamps the letter was returned to Britain, per boxed handstamp ''RETURNED FROM'' as an undelivered letter. An unusual example at this time and a rare use of a 'black plate' 1d red. Photo. Under GPO Notice issued on 2 September 1840 letters posted abroad with stamps of less value than the proper postage, if addressed to places to which pre-payment was not compulsory, i.e. France, must be forwarded charged with the full amount of postage as though no stamps were affixed.
2898 £380
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1853 (March 30th) small envelope from Dereham to Caen bearing 1841 1d. BG with just clear to good margins (tiny split into NE corner square, cancelled ''245'' numeral, charged '16' decimes due. Photo.
2899 £130
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1853 (May 5th) entire from Leeds to Boulogne, franked by 1841 2d. plate 4 PA-QC irregular block of five, PA-PB cut into at top, QC clipped corner at ''C'' square, cancelled by ''447'' barred ovals also French transit mark in red, has oval framed ''PD'' alongside. Photo.
2900 | £800
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 185579 a collection of covers in an album, incl. 1855 six entires, each franked by two 1854 SC16 2d. plate 4, 1855 (Oct. 30th) entire from London to Paris, franked by 1855 SC14 2d. plate 4 IJ, IK-IL and GA, 1858 (Dec. 9th) entire from London to Paris, franked by 185876 2d. plate 7 FJ and 185557 6d., good range of single and double rates, late fees, etc., fair to fine. (48 items).
2901 £130
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1855 (March 2nd) mourning envelope from Bedford to Paris, franked by 1855 SC14 2d. plate 4 MG and LG paying the single letter rate, cancelled by barred ovals ''61'', with French transit mark and oval framed ''PD'' both in red. Photo.
2902 £200
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1855 (June 15th) envelope from London to Paris (embossed ''HOUSE OF LORDS'' on flap), franked by 1855 SC14 2d. plate 4 GE-GF pair and EF, underpaying the 8d. double rate, cancelled by London Inland barred ovals, and French transit c.d.s., has two strikes of the ''INSUFFICIENTLY/STAMPED'' in red, fine. Photo.
2903 £480
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1855 (July 9th) entire from London to Marseilles, franked by 1855 SC14 2d. plate 5 (early use as issued on the 4th. July) SB, QB, PB, TH-TJ strip paying the triple letter rate, cancelled by London Inland barred oval ''27'', with French transit mark below and oval framed ''PD'' in red, few perf faults, otherwise fine. Photo.
2904 £300
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1855 (July 13) entire from London to Lille, franked by 1854-57 1d. SC 16 SJ, FA, MK, KD and 1855 SC14 2d. plate 5 IG, HH, paying the double letter rate, all cancelled by London Inland barred oval ''27'', with French transit mark below and oval framed ''PD'' in red, few minor imperfections, otherwise fine. Photo.
2905 £110
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1856 (July 28th) envelope from London to Marseilles, readdressed to Toulon, franked by 1855 SC14 2d. plate 5 NA-NB pair paying the single letter rate, cancelled by London Inland barred oval ''43'' and French transit mark, also red oval ''PD'' below, fine. Photo.
2906 £100
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1857 (June 19th) entire from London to Jarnac, franked by 1855 LC14 2d. plate 5 DE-DF and FE-FF pairs, paying the double letter rate, all cancelled by London Inland barred oval ''18'' with French transit mark and oval framed ''PD'' below, fine. Photo.
2907 £200
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1858 (Dec. 8th) 1d. pink envelope uprated to the 4d. rate by the addition of LC14 1d. CD and 185876 2d. plate 7 EC (re-entry) and sent from Cheltenham to St. Peray, very fine and most attractive. Photo.
2908 £90
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1859 (Jan. 28th) envelope from London to Paris, franked by 1856-58 1d. LC14 SF, 185876 2d. plate 7 KC and 1855-57 6d. paying the double letter rate and 1d. late fee, all cancelled by London Inland barred oval ''19'', French transit mark and oval framed ''PD'' below, few minor tone spots, otherwise fine. Photo.
2910 £190
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1863 (March 13th) wrapper from London to Paris, franked by 1857 LC14 1d. RB, 185876 2d. plate 9 CG-CH and 186264 4d. IJ, paying double letter rate and 1d. late fee, all cancelled by London Inland barred oval ''12'' as used on late fee paid items, French transit mark and oval framed ''PD'' below, fine. Photo.
2911 £100
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1868 (March 16th) registered entire from Liverpool to Paris, franked by 185876 2d. plate 9 RB, RC, 1867-80 6d. plate 6 GK and DB, cancelled by ''466'' barred ovals, circular ''REGISTERED LIVERPOOL'' c.d.s. and oval ''REGISTERED LONDON'' datestamp, both in red, fine. Photo.
2913 £120
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Germany: 1851 (April 6th) entire from Ramsgate to Bremen, franked by 1841 2d. plate 4 AC-AF strip (AC and AF cut into), paying the single letter rate, cancelled by ''634'' barred numerals. Photo.
2914 £85
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Germany: 1851 (July 18th) entire from London to Frankfurt, bearing 1841 1d. NL, 2d. GA and 184754 embossed 1s., all touched or cut into, paying the single letter rate, all cancelled by London Inland barred oval ''12'', 2d. additionally cancelled by French transit mark, also red oval framed ''PD''. Photo.
2915 £480
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Germany: 1854 (Jan. 2nd) envelope from London to Friedberg, bearing 1841 2d. deep full blue plate 4 LE-LH strip of four with ample to huge margins, placed slightly overlapping the top of the envelope and with slight imperfections due to this, Frankfurt (Jan. 6th) transit and Friedburg (Jan. 8th) arrival backstamps. Photo.
2917 £120
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Germany: 1854 (June 19th) envelope from London to Hanover, franked by 1854 SC16 2d. plate 4 CI-CL strip of 4 paying the single letter rate, cancelled by London Inland barred oval ''16'' with ''AUS ENGLAND PER AACHEN'' datestamp and oval framed ''P'' both in red. Photo.
2918 £230
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Germany: 1855 (May 25th) entire from Liverpool to Stettin, franked by 1855 SC14 2d. plate 4 BH-BJ strip and a single, all grossly misperforated so single has no check letters, all tied by Liverpool Spoons, with circular ''AUS ENGLAND PER AACHEN'' datestamp and oval framed ''P.'' both in red, few imperfections, one stamp affected by filing crease, otherwise fine. Photo.
2919 £240
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Germany: 1856 (Feb. 26th) entire from Sheffield to Frankfurt, franked by 1855 SC16 2d. plate 5 MB, MD, NH, NI, cancelled by ''SHEFFIELD/700'' sideways duplexes, also circular ''AUS ENGLAND PER AACHEN'' datestamp and oval framed ''P.'' both in red, few imperfections, otherwise fine. Photo.
2920 £120
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Germany: 1873 (May 29th) cover from Sunderland to Rostock bearing 186479 1d. plate 133 pairs (3), usual transit markings, minor imperfections (one stamp crossed by filing crease, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
2921 £110
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Gibraltar: 1852 (March 27th) entire from Southampton, franked by 1841 2d. blue plate 4 KD-KG strip of 4, all but KD are cut into, paying the ship letter rate, all cancelled by ''723'' barred oval, faint ''SHIP LETTER/CROWN/LONDON'' datestamp. Photo.
2922 £150
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Greece: 1865 (Dec. 14th) entire, franked 185876 2d. plate 9 KL and 186567 9d. straw LK paying the single letter rate, tied by barred numerals, with French transit mark and oval framed ''PD'' in red, also has two disinfection slits. Photo.
2924 £90
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Greece: 1873 (Oct. 3rd) entire from Manchester to Patras, endorsed 'Via Brindisi', franked by 185876 2d. plate 14 MH and 187273 6d. pale buff plate 12 HL, cancelled barred oval ''498'' with ''MANCHESTER PAID'' c.d.s. and oval framed ''PD'' both in red, few imperfections, otherwise fine. Photo.
2926 £300
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: India: 1841 (Jan. 15th) entire letter from Calcutta to London, rated '2/8' and endorsed 'Pr Overland Mail via Suez & Marseilles', boxed ''INDIA'' handstamp in red on front, forwarded from London to Bath with 1841 1d. ?L (cut into and fault at foot), also 1849 (Dec.) similar large part letter sheet from Calcutta to London, redirected to Brighton with three margined 1841 1d. PF, an attractive pair. Photo.
2927 £170
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: India: 1857 (Oct. 9) envelope from Edinburgh to Lahore endorsed 'Via Marseilles and Bombay', franked by 1857 LC14 2d. plate 6 GA, 1856-58 1d. BD and 1855-57 6d., tied by Edinburgh ''131'' duplexes, fine with original letter enclosed. Photo.
2930 £110
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: India: 1860 (May 2nd) envelope from Staplehurst, readdressed to Almorah, printed ''Via Marseilles'', franked by 1856-58 1d. PB, 185876 2d. plate 8 QE and 1855-57 6d., tied by Staplehurst ''939'' duplexes, fine. Photo.
2932 £120
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: India: 1867 (Sept. 9th) envelope from Ramsgate to Punjab, franked by 1864-79 1d. plate 94 QF, 185876 2d. plate 9 QC and 1865-67 6d. plate 6 FF, tied by Ramsgate ''634'' duplexes, also handstamped ''DEFICIENT-POSTAGE 1d/HALF FINE 3d/4d'', fine. Photo.
2934 £150
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Italy: 1855 (April 17th) entire from London to Naples, franked by 1854 SC16 2d. plate 4 PB, PC-PD and PA-PC, all cancelled by London Inland barred oval ''46'', French transit mark and oval ''FRANCO'' with ''PD'' both in red, few imperfections, otherwise fine. Photo.
2935 £170
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Italy: 1859 (May 14th) entire from London to the Vatican in Rome, franked by 1858 LC16 2d. plate 6 RK-RL pair, 1d. (small tear) HI and 1855-57 6d. paying the 11d. rate via France, cancelled by London ''NW/10'' duplexes, also French transit mark, on reverse has ''ROMA/VIA DI MARE'' datestamp, some slight staining, otherwise fine. Photo.
2939 £320
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Italy: 1864 (July 29th) cover from Bradford to Palermo bearing 186264 6d. plate 4 RB and TC paying double rate postage and 185876 2d. plate 9 JG paying the Special Mail Train fee, tied by light ''BRADFORD-YORKS'' duplexes and 6d. RB additionally tied by red ''PD'' in circle, scarce and attractcive. Photo. During the early 1860s, manufacturers in the North of England complained that their correspondence to the Continent could not be despatched in time to meet the morning train from London for the Calais ferry at Dover. In 1861 a special evening train was arranged to stop at Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and Leeds, in time to meet the morning train to Dover and the ferry. The extra charge was 2d. per letter. The service was little used, averaging only some 14 letters a day from each city. It was discontinued in 1864.
2941 £160
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Italy: 1880 (May 22nd) 1d. pink stationery envelope used from Thornhill to Lake Como, uprated by 1870 11/2d. DC both cancelled Thornhill ''323'' duplexes, crayon ''20'', few minor tears, otherwise fine. Photo.
2946 £1200
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Netherlands: 1848 (May 2nd) cover from Manchester to Amsterdam 1s. rate via Thames Packet or Private Ship paid by 1841 2d. plate 3 BL and CL singles and CH-CK strip of four, all with clear to good margins and light ''498'' numerals of Manchester, CJ crossed by vertical filing fold barely detracting from appearance, otherwise fine, cover with part of lower flap missing. Photo.
2947 £400
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Netherlands: 1852 (April 13th) cover from Manchester to Amsterdam bearing full margined 1841 1d. HC cancelled ''498'' numeral of Manchester but disallowed and the cover charged as unpaid, fine and unusual. Photo.
2949 | £150
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Netherlands: 1854 (March 27th) entire from Rochdale to Amsterdam, franked by 1841 2d. OI and 1847-54 embossed 6d., 1861 (Oct. 9th) entire from Glasgow to Rotterdam, franked by 185876 2d. plate 7 BD and 1855-57 6d., also 1863 (Nov. 27th) entire from London to Amsterdam, franked by 1856-58 1d. DK, 185876 2d. plate 9 IF and 1862-64 6d. IB, fair to fine. (3 items).
2950 £120
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: New Brunswick: 1853 (Dec. 10th) entire from Liverpool to Gloucester, New Brunswick, endorsed 'Per America' and franked by 1841 1d. DA, 2d. KB, KG, (all cut into) and 184754 embossed 1s. cut to shape, paying single letter rate of 1s.2d. and 3d. Late Fee, all cancelled by barred oval ''466'' of Liverpool with handstruck ''2'' in red, on reverse has ''BEND OF PETITCODIAC/DE 24/1853'', ''BATHURST/DE 25/1853'' and faint ''CHATHAM/DE 25/1853'' in blue, few faults. Photo.
2951 £100
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: New Brunswick: 1856 (July 1st) envelope from London to Fredericton, franked by 1855 LC14 2d. plate 5 MK and 1847-54 embossed 6d. cut to shape, paying the 8d. single letter rate, cancelled London Inland barred oval numeral 51, handstruck ''d1'' in red, on reverse has ''FREDERICTON/JY 17/1856'' receiving mark, few faults. Photo.
2954 £100
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Nova Scotia: 1859 (April 22nd) envelope from London to Bridgewater via Liverpool, franked by 185876 2d. plate 7 RE and 185557 4d. paying the single letter rate, cancelled by ''LONDON/N.W/9'' duplexes, on reverse has ''BRIDGEWATER/MY 7/1859'' receiving mark, few minor imperfections, otherwise fine. Photo.
2955 £350
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: New South Wales: 1853 (July 8th) mourning envelope from London to Sydney, endorsed 'Ship Letter' at top-left, franked by 1841 2d. plate 4 SA-TB block of four (TB has tear at top-right), underpaying the 11d. single ship letter rate which had been raised from 8d. to 11d. on January 1st. 1853, stamps cancelled by London Inland barred oval, also large red ''SHIP LETTER/CROWN/LONDON'' c.d.s., large ''3'' charge mark, on reverse has ''SHIP LETTER/CROWN/DE*6/1853/SYDNEY'', few imperfections, otherwise fine and rare. Photo.
2956 £95
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: New South Wales: 1863 (Jan. 24th) clean neat envelope from Brighton to Sydney bearing 186264 9d. straw plate 2 JA tied by neat ''BRIGHTON'' duplex, envelope a little roughly opened at top and adhesive with a couple of short perfs., otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 87, cat. 750. Photo.
2957 £230
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Poland: 1863 (May 29th) cover from London to Warsaw bearing 185876 2d. plate 9 MD and 186264 9d. plate 2 OD tied by London barred oval ''12'' numerals and ''AACHEN'' transit c.d.s. in red, scarce. Photo.
2959 | £100
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Portugal: 1861 (May 16th) entire from London to Oporto, franked by 185876 2d. plate 8 OC-OD pair, also 1874 (July 10th) entire from London to Madeira, franked by 1870 11/2d. plate 3 NB-NE strip of 4, NB affected by filing crease, otherwise fine.
2961 £380
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Prince Edward Island: 1849 (March 29th) entire from London to Charlotte Town via Liverpool, franked by 1841 2d. IG and 1847-54 embossed 1s. green paying 1s.2d. single letter rate, both tied by barred oval ''12'', on reverse has ''PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND/AP 24/1849'' receiving mark. Photo.
2962 £300
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Queensland: 1861 (Nov. 25th) entire from London to Queensland, franked by 1855-57 6d., 1s., 185876 2d. plate 9 LG and 1856-58 1d. BF, paying 1s.9d. triple letter rate, all tied by ''LONDON/W/23'' duplexes, endorsed '58 Arriv. by/''Benares'' at Sydn./15/1/62 9pm. & receiv./at Ipswich 20/1/62/10am./Via Marseilles'. On reverse has Brisbane and Ipswich transit and receiving marks, a fine most attractive four colour combination. Photo.
2963 £110
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Queensland: 1864 (Aug. 24th) envelope (flap missing) from London to Brisbane, franked by 186264 4d. MJ, 6d. IE (trimmed at left and top), 1s. TG and 185876 2d. plate 9 EK, paying five times ship letter rate to Brisbane via Marseilles, all tied by ''LONDON/N/19'' duplexes, on reverse has ''SHIP LETTER/QUEENSLAND'' c.d.s., few small faults but an attractive four colour combination. Photo.
2965 | £80
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Russia: 1868 (Sept. 16th) entire from London to St. Petersburg, franked by 185876 2d. plate 9 OA-OB and 1867-80 6d. plate 6 IB, also 1873 (Oct. 3rd) entire from London to Marianopoli, franked by 185876 2d. plate 14 EF and 1865-67 4d. plate 14 GG, good to fine.
2966 £190
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Russia: 1869 (July 7th) envelope from Bradford to Moscow, franked by 185876 2d. plate 9 HE, 186479 1d. plate 104 KB and 186780 6d. plate 6 II, paying the 9d. 1/2 ounce rate, tied by Bradford ''107'' duplexes, with boxed ''Franco'' and oval framed ''PD'' both in red, blue ''AUS ENGLAND PER AACHEN'' datestamp, fine. Photo.
2967 £1300
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Silesia: 1854 (Feb. 24th) clean neat uncreased envelope from Edinburgh to Silesia bearing 1841 2d. blue plate 4 DH and GA-GC strip of three, all with full margins, tied by Edinburgh ''131'' numerals and additionally by red ''AACHEN'' double ring transit c.d.s., fresh and rare. Photo.
2971 | £150
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Spain: 1857 (May 21st) entire from Norwich to Santander, franked by 1855 LC14 2d. plate 5 OC and 1855-57 6d., 1859 (Oct. 6th) entire from Liverpool to Bilbao, franked by 185876 2d. plate 7 DB, CB and EB, 1863 (Aug. 21) envelope from the Monte Videan Legation in London to Logrosan, franked by 185876 2d. plate 9 HE-IE and FE, also 1865 (July 14th) entire from Bradford to Madrid, franked by 185876 2d. plate 9 QE and 1865-67 6d. plate 5 DL, fair to fine. (4 items).
2972 £120
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Sweden: 1856 (May 3rd) envelope from Montrose to Gothenburg, franked by 1854 SC 16 2d. plate 4 FJ-FL strip, the normal rate to Sweden was 1s.2d., has manuscript ''6'' on front, all cancelled by barred square ''251'' numeral, has no receiving mark on reverse. Photo.
2973 £110
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Sweden: 1857 (Nov. 2nd) entire from Hartlepool to Marstrand, endorsed 'Via London and Ostende', franked by 1857 LC14 2d. plate 6 OB and 1855-57 1s. with straight edge at left, paying the single letter rate, tied by ''947 barred oval numerals, red oval framed ''P.'' and unframed ''Franco'', minor imperfections, otherwise fine. Photo.
2974 £90
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Sweden: 1860 (June 20th) entire from Glasgow to Malmo, franked by 185876 2d. plate 8 AK and 1855-57 1s. , tied by Glasgow ''159'' duplexes, also has red oval framed ''P''. Photo.
2976 £95
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Sweden: 1870 (May 7th) ''DAHLSTRM & HILLESTRM'S'' printed ''FREIGHT CIRCULAR'' sent from Bute Docks to Stockholm with 185876 2d. plate 13 PF and showing circular framed ''PD'' in red on front, exceptionally fine and fresh. Photo.
2980 £110
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Switzerland: 1866 (Feb. 20th) entire (part missing) from London to Chur, franked by 185876 2d. plate 9 BF, 186479 1d. plate 91 KC and 186567 6d. plate 5 QD, paying the 6d. single letter rate and late fee, cancelled by indistinct barred ovals, has red oval framed ''PD''. Photo.
2986 £200
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: United States of America: 1850 (Jan. 26th) entire from Manchester to Ohio City, re-addressed to Strongville, franked by 1841 2d. OJ-PJ, OK, OL-PL and PK, all cancelled by ''498'' barred ovals, circular ''BR.PACKET/PAID 24'' and ''5/CENTS'' both in red, blue circular ''OHIO CITY'' datestamp, few faults but full of character. Photo.
2988 £820
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: United States of America: 1852 (June 28th) entire from Crediton to Chicago, franked by 1841 1d. red-brown plate 128 SE-TK block of fourteen wrapped around the cover and SK and TJ torn upon opening, cancelled barred oval ''229'', with red circular ''Br. PACKET/PAID/24'' unframed ''21/CENTS'' both in red, some faults, nevertheless a scarce multiple overpaying the 1s. double rate to the U.S. Photo.
2990 £260
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: United States of America: 1852 (Nov. 5th) entire letter from Glasgow to San Francisco bearing 1841 1d. QH (cut into at lower right otherwise good to large margins) endorsed 'P Steamer via United States and rated '1/21/2' in red for the 1s.21/2d. closed mail rate up to 1/2 ounce, the adhesive additionally tied by boxed ''GLASGOW/PAID 11/NO 5/1852'' datestamp in red and with ''GLASGOW'' thimble and U.S. ''PAID'' handstamp alongside. Photo.
2992 £110
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: United States of America: 1854 (Sept. 6th) envelope from Ballinamore Bridge, Ireland to Boston, franked by 1854 SC16 2d. plate 4 GA-GE-HA irregular block of six, all cancelled by barred diamond ''32'' of Ballinasloe, also has ''BOSTON 24 Br PKT/PAID'' datestamp and ''5/CENTS'' both in red, on reverse has ''BALLINAMORE BRIDE'' in blue, ''BALLINASLOE'' c.d.s. and green Liverpool transit mark. Photo.
2993 £95
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: United States of America: 1856 (Feb. 2nd) entire from Liverpool to Boston, franked by 1847-54 embossed 1s. green (cut into), 1854-57 1d. CC and LC14 2d. plate 5 LF paying single rate and 3d. late fee, cancelled by ''466'' barred ovals, with ''BOSTON/BR. PKT/PAID'' and ''5/CENTS'' both in red. Photo.
2994 £90
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: United States of America: 1857 (June 10th) entire (in pieces but complete) from Crieff to New York, 1s. rate paid by 1855 LC14 2d. plate 5 BL, BG-BH and CG-CI cancelled by Crieff ''84'' numerals, also ''PAID'' and ''5/CENTS'' both in red. Photo.
2995 £550
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: United States of America: 1857 (Nov. 3rd) 1d. pink stationery envelope from Petersfield to Kentucky, additionally franked by 1857 LC14 2d. plate 6 NJ-NK, 1856-58 1d. KK and 1855-57 6d., all cancelled by barred oval ''613'', also circular ''N YORK AM PKT/PAID/24'' datestamp and ''21/CENTS'' both in red, few small imperfections. Photo.
2996 £320
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: United States of America: 1859 (Jan. 24th) 1d. pink stationery envelope, additionally franked by 1856-58 1d. eleven examples, from Doncaster to Philadelphia, all cancelled by barred oval ''255'', Philadelphia c.d.s. and ''21/CENTS'' both in red, most stamps with imperfections but most unusual. Photo.
2997 £200
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: United States of America: 1859 (Sept. 20th) entire letter from Ireland to Philadelphia bearing 185876 2d. plate 7 LA-LF strip of six tied by neat light ''BANBRIDGE/SE 20/59'' duplexes and additionally tied by light ''PHILADELPHIA/24/OCT/9/PAID'' c.d.s. in red, blue ''LAURENCTOWN'' on front, filing crease affects LC, otherwise fine and attractive. Photo.
3000 £270
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: United States of America: 1872 (July 23rd) 1d. pink stationery envelope from Neath to Philadelphia, additionally franked by 1858-69 2d. plate 14 DI, tied by Neath ''540'' duplexes. Photo.
3001 £270
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Victoria: 1857 (Oct. 25th) 1d. pink stationery envelope addressed to Melbourne additionally franked by 1857 LC14 2d. plate 6 GA-GC strip (overpaying the 6d. ship letter rate to Melbourne), all cancelled by ''CAMBRIDGE/158'' duplexes, on reverse has unframed oval ''SHIP LETTER/FREE/JA*8/1858/G.P.O. VICTORIA'' in red. The envelope is addressed to R. Brough Smyth a noted early scientist, also front is signed 'A.Sedgwick' who was probably the noted geologist who once taught Charles Darwin as a student. Photo.
3004 £90
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Victoria: 1875 (Sept. 2nd) mourning envelope from Holm Rook to Melbourne, franked by 1873-80 6d. grey plate 14 PC, 185876 2d. plate 14 HF and 1864-79 1d. plate 164 OK, paying the 9d. single letter rate, all cancelled by ''FO9'' barred oval of Holm Rook, on reverse has ''MELBOURNE/OC 16/75'' receiving mark. Photo.
3007 | £480
Postal Stationery: A Q.V. to K.G.V accumulation in a small box, mainly used with registered envelopes, embossed envelopes, postcards, wrappers, advertising envelopes, cancels incl. c.d.s's, skeletons, duplexes, squared circles, machine cancels, also some stamped covers and pieces, a few censored covers, etc. (100s).
3009 | £40
Postal Stationery: A KG VI to QE II duplicated selection of airletters incl. 1948 Olympic Games 6d. (10, five used f.d.i.), 1958 Parliament optd. 6d. (19) used f.d.i. with special Conference handstamp, range of later issues, also an album of mainly single value f.d.c's, etc. (few 100's).
3010 | £160
Postal Stationery: 1901 embossed stamped to order 1/2d. to 1s. set of ten comprising 1883 1d., 1892 10d., 18941901 1/2d., 6d. and 1s. (ES27) without date plugs and 1894 date plugs replaced by florets 11/2d. to 4d., struck together on a sheet of wove paper (235 x 174mm), endorsed 'I certify that this is a complete set of Inland Revenue impressed stamps/29 July 1901/Somerset House/W. Maxwell', some creasing, unusual.
3011 £300
Postal Stationery: 1841 (April) G.P.O. Edinburgh Postal Notice from ''E. S. LEES'', referring to the issue of the embossed 2d. blue envelopes and with an example attached overprinted large ''SPECIMEN'' in red, very fine. S.G. Spec. PN4, cat. 2,500. Photo.
3014 £210
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1841 (April 8th) 1d. pink envelope from Manchester to Beaumaris cancelled by a complete strike of the distinctive Manchester 'fishtail' Maltese Cross, envelope tear alongside stamp but not into and barely detracting from appearance, scarce. Photo.
3015 £800
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1843 2d. blue envelope (EP6a) used from Keswick to Liverpool with a fine strike of the Keswick Maltese Cross, small imperfections, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
3016 £110
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1844 (Feb. 13th) 1d. pink envelope used from London to Lincolnshire, cancelled complete no. ''7'' in Maltese Cross and with ''TP/Hornsey.Rd'' alongside, scarce. Photo.
3018 £1050
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1891 Post Office issue 21/2d. (EP34), a set of five colour trials comprising yellow, crimson, vermilion and red -brown dated ''23.2.91'' and grey-blue with void date plugs, all struck on size D envelopes, three being on ''EXTRA TOUGH'' paper and the other two (yellow and and crimson) on cream laid paper, the red-brown with stamp affected by light fold and the envelope endorsed 'Quality A/size 81/4', a fine and scarce set. (5). Photo.
3021 £380
Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1875 Foreign Card 11/4d. unfinished die proof in black on glazed card (35 x 38mm), manuscript date 'Feb 75' on reverse, very fine. Ex the collection of Thomas Peacock, a senior officer in the Inland Revenue Stamping Department. Photo.
3023 £90
Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1878 1/2d. die I (CP6) die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) without markings, very fine. Photo.
3024 £480
Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1879 Foreign Card 1d. unfinished die proof with partially cleared surround, in black on glazed card (41 x 40mm), very fine. Ex the collection of Thomas Peacock, a senior officer in the Inland Revenue Stamping Department. Photo.
3025 £480
Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1879 Foreign Card 11/2d. unfinished die proof with partially cleared surround, in black on glazed card (39 x 41mm), very fine. Ex the collection of Thomas Peacock, a senior officer in the Inland Revenue Stamping Department. Photo.
3027 £130
Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1883 2d. (CP17) die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''24 AUG 82'' in blue and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', very fine. Photo.
3028 £100
Postal Stationery: Postcards: 188889 1/2d. die II (CP21) die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''6 APR 87'' and stamped ''BEFORE/HARDENING'', very fine. Photo.
3030 £350
Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1889 ''POST CARD/BRITISH EMPIRE'' 3d. die proof essay ot the central vignette of the stamp (Huggins E28) in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''22 MAY. 89'', very fine. Photo.
3031 £1150
Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1890 Guildhall Penny Postage Jubilee 1d. postcard plate proof in black on cream card, very fine. Ex the collection of Thomas Peacock, a senior officer in the Inland Revenue Stamping Department. Photo. Photo.
3032 £300
Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1895 1/2d. brown postcard on stout white card die III (Huggins CP29b), cancelled by ''RYDE/JA 25/95'' duplex, the earliest known date of use, following availability on the 21st. January as notified by Post Office notice earlier in the month. Photo.
3033 £200
Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1902 KE VII 1/2d. (CP42) die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''6 DEC 01'' in blue and stamped ''BEFORE/HARDENING'', very fine. Photo.
3034 £200
Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1902 KE VII 1/2d. (CP42) die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''24 MAR 03'' in blue and stamped ''BEFORE/HARDENING'', very fine. Photo.
3035 £100
Postal Stationery: Postcards: King George VI 1d. postcard on stout white paper (CP97) fine unused, very few were produced. Photo.
3037 £260
Postal Stationery: Newspaper Wrappers: 1870 dated 1/2d. (WP1) die proof with white crosses in date plug circles, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''June. 1, 1870'' and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', very fine. Photo.
3038 £420
Postal Stationery: Newspaper Wrappers: 1870 dated 1/2d. (WP1) die proof with white crosses in date plug circles, in green on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''June. 1, 1870'' and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', very fine and rare. Photo.
3039 £150
Postal Stationery: Newspaper Wrappers: 1870 dated 1/2d. (WP1) die proof with ''1 10 70'' dates, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''June. 22, 1870'' and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', a little soiled, otherwise fine. Photo.
3040 £140
Postal Stationery: Newspaper Wrappers: 1870 dated 1/2d. (WP1) die proof with ''1 10 70'' dates, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''June. 29, 1870'' and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'' and number ''2'' to right of proof, very fine. Photo.
3042 £95
Postal Stationery: Newspaper Wrappers: 1870 undated 1/2d. (WP2) die proof, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) pencil dated 'Aug 21st' and initialled 'FJ', very fine. Photo.
3043 £170
Postal Stationery: Newspaper Wrappers: 1878 1d. (WP12) die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''June 4 1878'', fine. Photo.
3044 £170
Postal Stationery: Newspaper Wrappers: 1878 1d. (WP12) die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''12 FEB 80'' in blue, stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'' and initialled 'N.G.' in pencil, slight surface damage at right edge well clear of proof and markings, otherwise fine. Photo.
3045 £1850
Postal Stationery: Newspaper Wrappers: 1878 1d. (WP12), five different colour trials in green, blue, grey, rose and black, each printed on individual buff wrapper which have been affixed to each other by the gummed flap or with hinges to display as an individual unit, very fine and most unusual. Photo.
3046 £95
Postal Stationery: Newspaper Wrappers: 1883 undated 1/2d. (WP15) die proof, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''1 FEB 81'' in blue, a little soiled, otherwise very fine. Photo.
3047 £130
Postal Stationery: Newspaper Wrappers: 1883 undated 1/2d. (WP15) die proof with partly uncleared surround, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''28 JUN 81'' in blue and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', very fine. Photo.
3048 £90
Postal Stationery: Newspaper Wrappers: 1883 undated 1/2d. (WP15) die proof, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm) dated ''14 MAY 82'' in blue and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', very fine. Photo.
3049 £170
Postal Stationery: Newspaper Wrappers: 1902 KE VII 1/2d. (WP19) die proof with partly uncleared surround, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''9 OCT. 01'' in blue and stamped ''BEFORE/HARDENING'', very fine. Photo.
3051 | £140
Postal Stationery: Letter Sheets: 1915 s.t.o. lettersheets 21/2d. (ES46bS), 4d. (ES48S), 9d. brown (ES50S), 9d. olive-green (ES53S) and 10d. (ES51S), fine unused and unfolded .
3052 | £130
Postal Stationery: Advertising Rings: A selection of cut-down or cut to shape, incl. William Lincoln, W.H. Smith, etc., mixed condition. (37 items).
3053 £160
Postal Stationery: Advertising Rings: W & T Avery 1d. envelope (AR 57) fine unused. Photo.
3054 £180
Postal Stationery: Advertising Rings: W & T Avery 1d. envelope (AR 57) fine used in 1888 (July 20th). Photo.
3055 | £750
Postal Stationery: Telegraph Forms: A mainly unused collection of Q.V. to K.G. VI on leaves, incl. 1876-78 1s. (TP6b), 1894 6d. with five florets and nine florets (2), 1902 6d. sold singly handstamped ''SPECIMEN'', 1915 9d. sold singly, 1915 9d. + 3d., 1940-44 6d. (2), 9d. and 1s., 1951 1s.6d., For use at Stock Exchange only, 1876-81 1s., Forms for transmission to foreign or colonial destinations 191903 10d. handstamped ''SPECIMEN'', etc., varied condition. (59 items).
3056 | £300
Postal Stationery: Telegraph Forms: 1870-1950 selection comprising Q.V.. 1s. TP2 ''SPECIMEN'', TP2, TP6b ''SPECIMEN'', TP7ba, TP10b, Q.V. 6d. TP11aa, 11ba(2), 12aa, 12ba, 15ab, 15b, 16aa, 16ad, 16a, 16bb, K.E.VII 6d. 17c, 18c, K.G.V. 1s. TP, K.G.VI 1s. TP28c, Foreign and Colonial, Q.V. 10d. TP58ac, K.E.VII 10d. TP59c, Stock Exchange K.E.VII 6d. TP44bb and unstamped Telegraph card, also Electric Telegraph Co. 3s. blue adhesive on form, some faults but many are fine.
3057 | £120
Postal Stationery: Telegraph Forms: Inland 189498 6d. (TP15b), sixteen examples contained in a 10s.2d. booklet with ''M & S Ltd 2781 12323150m 8/901 [400]'' imprint on front cover and which originally contained twenty forms, very scarce.
3060 | £300
Telegrams: 1938-82 a collection of Greetings Telegrams on leaves, incl. unused and used, many with envelopes,1937 Coronation used on the first day of issue, good range of issues, some specimens, P.O. posters, etc. (212 items).
3061 | £420
Telegrams: A comprehensive well written-up collection on leaves, incl. a large rangge of unused and used printed forms, 1870's unused form for use between Government departments, 1870 (Oct. 19th) telegram with original envelope, 1925 Wembley form unused, research material, p.p.c's, etc. (100's).
3063 £920
Postal Orders: 1902 KE VIII ''POSTAL ORDER/POUNDAGE'' die proof with void value tablet, in black on glazed card (140 x 47mm), very fine. Photo. See also lot 4128
3064 £300
1840 Mulready A die proof of the stereotype without value, state 1, in black on India paper (250 x 212mm), folded to letter sheet format, some faults but reasonable appearance and scarce. S.G. cat. 2,500. Photo.
3066 | £820
1840 Mulready A selection, incl. 1d. envelope A136 used May 7th. 1840, scarce early use (faults), 1d. envelope A145 used May 12th. 1840, 1d. letter sheet A232 with Atlas Assurance Company advert, 1d. letter sheet A235 with United Mercantile and Travellers' Association advert, 1d. letter sheet A237 with The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Life Assurance Company advert used 16th. July 1840, 2d. letter sheet a210 unused, also a few fronts, etc., very mixed condition. (15 items).
3068 £550
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A4 (forme 1) superb used 1841 (Dec. 8th) with neat black Maltese Cross clear of Britannia, from the Stamp Office at Mold in Wales to the Stamp Office at Chester, message inside acknowledging receipt of stamps to the value of 68.16s.6d., exceptional quality. S.G. Spec. ME1. Photo.
3069 £1150
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A10 (forme 1) used 1840 (May 10th, first Sunday) from Benson to London, some toning and staining, but with neat red Maltese Cross, faint ''Benson/Penny Post'' and backstamped ''BENSON/MY 10/1840'' c.d.s. in black and London arrival for May 11th, very scarce. R.P.S. Certificate (2006). S.G. Spec. ME1, cat 12,000. Photo.
3070 £750
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A17 (forme 1) to Godalming, cancelled very fine magenta Maltese Cross and showing ''Woking/Penny Post'' on front at lower left, faults but rare. B.P.A. certificate (1987). S.G. Spec. ME1, cat. 10,000. Photo.
3074 | £210
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A34 used 1842 (June 16th) to Aberdeen, A27 used 1841 (Jan. 12th) to Bradford with Atlas Insurance Company advert inside, also A64 used 1841 (April 23rd) to Warrington with Mirror of Parliament advert inside, good to fine.
3075 | £800
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A35+A66+A229+A231 (forme 3, A 229 replacing A68 and A231 replacing A65) unused unsevered block of four, folds and A35 with some small stain spots, otherwise fine and a very rare multiple showing the positioning of the substitued stereos. S.G. Spec. ME1/i.
3077 £1150
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A54 (forme 1) with letter written inside, used 1843 (July 29th) from London to Stokesay and cancelled by a superb upright strike of the number ''7'' in Maltese Cross, two vertical filing folds, otherwise fine and very fresh. S.G. Spec. ME1, cat. 2,000. Photo.
3078 £400
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A68 (forme 3, displaced stereo) with Scottish Provident advert printed in blue (S.G. Spec. MA133, but July 1840, unlisted date), used 1846 (March 26th) from Manchester to Hull with superb ''498'' numeral of Manchester, creases at foot and some imperfections to side panels, otherwise fine and excellent appearance. S.G. Spec. ME1h. Photo.
3081 £1150
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A226 (forme 6) addressed and with letter written inside in blue ink, used 1843 (Aug. 25th) from London to Battle and cancelled by a very fine strike of the number ''9'' in Maltese Cross and with faint ''T.P/Lisson Grove'', two vertical filing folds, otherwise fine and very fresh. Ex Grunin. S.G. Spec. ME1l, cat. 2,000. Photo.
3083 £550
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A234 (forme 6) with West of England Monthly Postage Advertiser advertisement (S.G.Spec. MA32b) uprated to 2d. by the addition of an 1840 1d. plate 8 SA with full margins but affected by vertical filing crease, just tied by light red Maltese Cross, sent on October 19th 1840 from Bristol to London, scarce. S.G. Spec. ME1. Photo.
3085 £150
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A136 (forme 1) very fine used 1841 (Sept. 24th) from Rochdale to Chorley with neat upright strike of a black Maltese Cross showing unusual distortion at foot. Photo.
3086 | £110
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A143 (forme 2) used 1840 (May 11th) from London to Ireland, another envelope (stereo obscured) used and 1d. letter sheet A6 (forme 1) used 1841 (Nov) from Kendal to Liverpool, many faults.
3087 | £85
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A145 (forme 2) good unused example.
3088 £850
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A146 (forme 2) with rare ''LUXFORD & Co.'' advert (S.G. MA447a) printed on inside of top flap, used 1840 (Sept. 12th) within London with a very fine strike of the experimental black Maltese Cross and with very fine ''T.P/Cable St.'' alongside, top flap with two small adhesive tape stains and tip missing from opening, otherwise fine, attractive. S.G. Spec. ME2g, cat. 2,500. Photo.
3092 | £80
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A164 (forme 4) fine and fresh unused. S.G. Spec. ME2, cat. 325.
3093 £650
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A154 (forme 2) used 1841 (March 24th) from Ashton under Line via Manchester to Shipton, Yorks, with a very fine large part strike of the distinctive Manchester 'fishtail' Maltese Cross leaving Britannia completely clear, some crumpling at edges and peripheral imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. ME2, cat. 6,000. Photo.
3096 £350
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A176 (forme 4), used 1840 (May 14th) from London to Berwick on Tweed with neat red-brown Maltese Cross to right of Britannia, ink endorsement at lower left 'J.R London/6th May 40'. Photo.
3098 £150
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A178 (forme 4) used 1840 (May 15th) from Birmingham to Shaftesbury with pale red Maltese Cross and matching ''BIRMINGHAM/MY 15/1840'' double arc c.d.s. on reverse together with London ''16MY16/1840'' c.d.s., slight soiling at foot, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. ME2. Photo.
3099 | £260
1840 Mulready 2d. letter sheet, a complete unused sheet of 12, a little toned, the lower two rows almost completely separated and tape reinforcement between has slightly stained the impressions at edges, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. Spec. ME3b, cat. 4,500.
3102 £440
1840 Mulready 2d. letter sheet a92, used 1840 (Nov. 6th) from Maidenhead to London with red Maltese Cross also ''MAIDENHEAD'' c.d.s. below, few slight creases, otherwise fine. Photo.
3104 £350
1840 Mulready 2d. letter sheet a104 used 1840 (May 11th) from London to Bridport with neat red Maltese Cross, London ''MY 11/1840'' c.d.s. on reverse a little indistinct, some cover faults but a very scarce early useage. S.G. Spec. ME3. Photo.
3105 £320
1840 Mulready 2d. letter sheet a105, used 1840 (May 12th) from Bristol to Northover near Glastonbury, cancelled by red Maltese Cross, on reverse has ''BRISTOL/MY 12/1840'' c.d.s. in red and endorsed 'Sarah Bicknell papers', creases and stained, scarce. R.P.S. Certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. ME3. Photo.
3106 £200
1840 Mulready 2d. envelope a201 used 1857 (April 3rd) from London, cancelled by Inland Section ''44'' barred oval with ''CHUDLEIGH'' c.d.s. in blue, soiling and slight crease, otherwise fine. Photo.
3110 £350
1840 Mulready 2d. envelope a209 used 1844 (Jan. 27th) from London to Dublin with light black Maltese Cross, small cover imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. ME4, cat. 1,500. Photo.
3111 £1900
1840 Mulready 2d. envelope a210, used 1841 (April 23rd) from Poulton to London, cancelled by both clear ''Poulton/Penny Post'' and Maltese Cross in black, backstamped at Preston (April 23rd) and London (24th), soiling and creasing 'improved' but of presentable appearance and very rare, unlisted by S.G. Photo.
3112 | £450
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: Fores's Comic envelope no. 1 caricature without margins unused, Civic envelope, Deraedemaeker reprint used in Belgium 1900 and franked by 25c. blue, Southgate no 6 Papal envelope used 1840 (Sept. 7) with stamp removed, fair to good.
3113 £75
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: Fores's broadsheet caricature, a good example, toned and some peripheral imperfections, very scarce.
3114 £75
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: John Menzies: Caricature envelope state 1B with Menzies imprint in small print, unused, some age staining, otherwise fine and a presentable example.
3115 £90
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: J.W. Southgate: 1840 caricature envelope no. 1 ''Pick-Pocket'', unused, minor toning, otherwise fine. Photo.
3116 £150
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: J.W. Southgate: 1840 caricature envelope no. 3 ''Peg-Leg Sailor'', unused, fine. Photo.
3117 £90
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: J.W. Southgate: 1840 caricature envelope no. 5 ''Pickwick'', unused, minor imperfections, otherwise fine. Photo.
3118 £1100
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: J.W. Southgate envelope number 4 'Blarney Stone' used 1840 (June 22nd) from London to 'Miss Good, Barcombe Church, near Lewes', endorsed 'Prepaid' and with ''Moorgate St/1D. PAID'' handstamp in back and London ''PAID/22 JU 22/1840'' c.d.s. in red at top, parts of flaps missing from removal of seal and upper flap with gum staining from being previously stuck-down, fine appearance and very scarce. Not recorded by Bodily, Jarvis and Hahn in British Pictorial Envelopes of the 19th Century. Photo.
3119 £1950
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: J.W. Southgate envelope number 5 'Pickwick' used 1840 (July 2nd) from London to 'Miss Good, Barcombe Church, near Lewes', endorsed 'Prepaid' with manuscript '1' in red and London Maltese Cross type ''PAID/2 JY 2/1840'' datestamp in red on front, just slight staining but a very fine example of this scarce envelope. Not recorded by Bodily, Jarvis and Hahn in British Pictorial Envelopes of the 19th Century. Photo.
3120 £300
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: Thomas White: An unused example of the broadsheet format''THE NEW POST-OFFICE ENVELOPE'', folded as usual but good appearance and very scarce, also another slightly reduced at margins, creases and a front of the letter sheet format caricature, fine.
3121 £1300
Propaganda Envelopes: Anti-Slavery: Valentine's envelope number 8 state 2, used 1856 (April 7th) from Preston to Barnsley and franked by 1854-57 1d, KI and 2d. ?L, tied by ''628'' barred oval numerals, slightly soiled, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
3122 £2800
Propaganda Envelopes: Ocean Penny Post: 1850 (Feb) Gilpin's envelope state 2, used from London to Okehampton, franked by 1841 2d. plate 3 JF tied by indistinct numeral, few minor imperfections, part of flap missing, otherwise fine and rare. R.P.S. Certificate (1988). Photo.
3123 £190
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Covers: 1824 (Oct. 6) ''Free'' entire from London to Plymouth, inside has eight illustrations in brown depicting country and seaside scenes, few small imperfections. Photo.
3126 £800
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1852 (July 13th) ''BENJAMIN EDGINGTON 2 DUKE ST SOUTHWARK'' printed advertising envelope depicting tents and marquees in the grounds of Windsor Castle, used from London to Bradford, Wilts with three margined 1841 1d. RL placed at upper left corner, closed cover tear at top not detracting from very fine appearance, very scarce, also 1862 (July) 1d. pink envelope front with very similar illustration used from London to Congleton. (2 items). Photo.
3132 £980
Hand illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1891 (Aug. 31st) an advertising envelope for Lord George Sanger's Circus, some slight soling, but very attractive, franked 1d. lilac and used from Cowdenbeath to London, front shows scenes from the Circus, Hippodrome and Menageries, on reverse has dramatic illustration of two men with capsized boat in the River Nile being attacked by crocodiles, being saved by Egyptian in boat, a marvelous item, Photo.
3133 £620
Hand illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1893 (Nov. 16.) an advertising envelope for Lord George Sanger's Circus, some staining, etc. but very attractive, franked 1d. lilac and used within London, the envelope boasting of Sanger's achievements, listing patrons from H.M. the Queen downward and with embossed portrait of the man himself. The reverse shows a thrilling illustration of the achievement of a wonderful horse in rescuing a child from a burning house. Photo.
3134 £100
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1901 (Aug. 29th) pen and ink illustrated envelope finely illustrated with a pictures of a girl and a winged cherub opening a large book over on which the address is written, sent from Bramley, Yorks., to Leeds with 1881 die 2 1d., some cover faults but attractive. Photo.
3135 £300
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1901 (Sept. 16th) superbly executed pen and ink illustrated envelope depicting a young lady standing beside a theatre poster inscribed ''SIX NIGHTS ONLY/THE/ ''DEMURE LITTLE PURITAN''/MISS /SOPHIE MASON'' as part of the name and address, sent from Bramley, Yorks., to Armley with 1881 die 2 1d., trace of age staining, otherwise fine, one wonders if the recipient was overjoyed to receive this envelope. Photo.
3145 | £800
Cancellations: A very comprehensive collection of cancellations in fifteen albums in three cartons, majority on K.E.VII 1/2d's and 1d's but a few Q.V., with a wide range of squared circles in three volumes, plus a copy of ''Collecting British Squared Circle Postmarks'' by Cohen, county postmarks in seven volumes mostly single and double ring c.d.s's, a few registered and parcel cancels, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, wide range of London cancels, duplexes, islands, railway with R.S.O's and T.P.O's, army camps incl. a few covers, paquebots with covers and cards, used abroad, exhibitions, also two further volumes of modern covers with various charge and instructional marks, etc., varied condition but mainly fine strikes. (1000s).
3149 £300
Wilkinson Experimental Meter Mail: 1912 'Penny in the slot' ''LONDON. E.C./1D./POSTAGE PAID'' c.d.s. in red tieing Downey head 1d. on ''G.J. KING'' envelope with ''LONDON.E.C./JA 25/12'', first day of use, double ring c.d.s., superb. Photo.
3150 £180
Wilkinson Experimental Meter Mail: 1912 'Penny in the slot' ''LONDON. E.C./1D./POSTAGE PAID'' c.d.s. in deep carmine on 1925 (March 25th) envelope from London to Brisbane, also bearing red 'LONDON E.C./MR 25/12'' double ring c.d.s. in red and Downey head 1d. tied by single ring ''LONDON/MR 25/1912'' c.d.s. in black, ''BRISBANE/1 MAY 12'' machine cancellation receiver on reverse and oval ''''UNCLAIMED/BRISBANE/1 JY 12'' oval datestamp on front, some imperfections but most unusual. Photo.
3152 £200
Scots Local Cancellations: Cowcaddens: type I: 1855 (July) front to U.S.A., bearing 1854 SC16 2d. plate 4 NA-NE strip of 5 and MJ, lightly cancelled by unframed ''COWCADDENS'', NE affected by filing crease, MJ with faults, unusual. Photo.
3153 £200
Scots Local Cancellations: Pitt Street type X: 1855 (July 7th) entire to Germany, franked by 1847-54 embossed 6d. purple and 1855 SC16 2d. plate 4 HJ, tied by fair strikes of the boxed ''PITT STREET'' cancel. Photo.
3154 | £260
Spoon Cancellations: A selection mainly on pieces, incl. Birkenhead, Dudley, Rugby ''Shoe'', Oswestry, Reading ''Biscuit'', Walsall, fair to fine. (54 items).
3155 £220
Cancellations: Machine Cancellations: Azemar: 1871 (May 24th) entire used within London, franked by 1864-79 1d. plate 117 LK tied by London duplex, unusually has five section first type Azemar machine cancellation with single ''A1'', fine. Photo.
3156 £230
Cancellations: Machine Cancellations: Bickerdike: 1897 (Oct. 4th) card franked by 1887-92 1/2d. vermilion, cancelled by ''V R'' with serifs, scarce. Photo.
3157 £330
Cancellations: Machine Cancellations: Bickerdike: 1897 (Oct. 5th) envelope franked by 1881 die II 1d. lilac, cancelled by ''V Crown R'' non-seriffed and year date in full, scarce. Photo.
3158 £200
Machine Cancellations: Hoster: 1893 envelope sent within London, bearing cut into 1841 1d. cancelled ''LONDON/E.C.'' Hoster, some cover imperfections but unusual. Photo.
3161 | £160
Exhibitions: 1893 Gardening and Forestry Exhibition cachet on Q.V. 1/4d. stationery card, slightly toned, otherwise fine.
3163 £130
Essays, Proofs and Trials: An engraved proof of Q.V. head (20mm high) in purple on cream wove paper (113 x 75mm), fine. Photo.
3165 £480
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co.: Hope Seated 1d. dummy stamps, an imperforate block of four in pale blue on thick cream wove paper, very fine. Photo.
3166 £1000
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Bradbury Wilkinson & Co. Ltd.: 1911(c.) three different hand painted publicity label essays depicting the company headquarters in New Malden, Surrey, executed together on thick card (125 x 115mm) with the central hand painted vignettes pasted in, superb. Photo.
3167 £180
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Skipper & East specimen stamps, ungummed, with perforated examples in pink and brown, and imperf. essay proof in blue, each denominated ''2''. (3). Photo.
3168 £170
Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: A die proof of the head of De La Rue Britannia head dummy stamps, with partly cleared circular background and uncleared surround, the shading in font of the face picked out, in black on glazed card (55 x 42mm), very fine. Photo.
3169 £350
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: 1861 ''EXPERIMENTAL POSTAGE/THREE PENCE'' essay with the head of the King of Portugal defaced by a cross, in orange, an imperforate lower marginal block of four on ungummed and unwatermarked wove paper, fine. Photo.
3176 £500
Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue 1884 Official Reproductions of the 186783 10/- greenish-grey AA, 1 brown-lilac AD and 188081 2d. rose and, printed in the original inks on unwatermarked gummed wove paper, interestingly the simulated perforations for the 10/- represent the 186778 watermark Maltese Cross issue and the 1 the 188283 watermark anchor issue. Most unusual. Photo.
3177 £260
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins, Bacon: A vertical 'strip' of three oval engine turned backgrounds with smaller horizontal ovals at top and foot, in black on thick soft white wove paper (95 x 217mm), very fine. Photo. Perkins, Bacon produced many sample of engine turned backgrounds, some of which were used for stamps. This one was used for St. Vincent using the Humphries 1860's head.
3178 | £42
Essays Proofs and Trials: Charles Whiting Congreve Method, square essay in red and blue on thick wove paper from the Art Union page.
3179 £400
Treasury Competition and Later Essays: Charles Whiting: Charles Whiting's Essay for a Prepaid Uniform Penny Letter Sheet inscribed''POST OFFICE PERMIT/VR/PRICE 1D. MATTER NOT TO EXCEED IN WEIGHT 1/2 OUNCE'', printed in blue on wove paper, some imperfections but good appearance and very scarce. S.G. Spec. vol. 1, page 6, fig. 8, see also pages 5154 of 'The Invention of Stamps' edited by Andreas Hahn. Photo.
3182 | £1750
1840 1d. and 2d. collection comprising 1d. plates 1a NH, 1b EG, EK (twisted re-entry with watermark inverted but creased), MH (re-entry), 2 AL, LK, MH, SL, 3 CB, 4 FB, 5 FG, 6 KB, 7 BI, 8 CL, 9 KC with red M.C.'s, and plate 10 LJ with black M.C.; 2d. plate 1 AH with red M.C., and plate 2 BI and II with black M.C.'s; all with full margins and of fine to very fine appearance, a few imperfections. (19).
3183 | £180
1840 1d. black thirteen unplated examples, used, very poor to good.
3185 | £270
1840 1d. black plates 1a SG, SJ, SL, 1b SI (3), all with full margins and red M.C.'s, plate 1b SE, SF, SK with full margins and SL touched on two sides, with black M.C.'s, some faults but mainly fine appearance. (10).
3186 | £350
1840 1d. black plate 1a GC on 1840 (July 4th) entire, plate 1b PB on 1840 (June 13th) envelope, plate 2 PC used on small part (Aug. 23th) entire, plate 6 CI on 1841 (April 11th) entire, KL on 1841 (Jan. 29th) entire, QD on 1841 (Feb. 4th) front, plate 7 MA on 1840 (Oct. 13th) entire, plate 10 IG on front, poor to fair. (8 items).
3188 £1500
1840 1d. black plates 1b EF on 1840 (Nov. 14th) entire, 3 HB on 1840 (Nov. 13th) entire, 5 TA and TF used on 1840 (Sept. 17th) entire, TD used on 1840 (Sept 8th) entire, 6 HE used on 1841 (March 23rd) entire, SL on 1841 (Jan. 28th) entire, 7 BF on 1840 (Sept. 15th) entire, 8 OB on 1841 (March 8th) entire, 10 LD on 1841 (March 26th) entire, LG on 1841 (May 5th) entire all addressed to Petworth, mostly from London, seven have full margins, fair to fine. (12 items). Photo.
3189 | £820
1840 1d. black plates 1b GG, 2 OB, SL, 3 EI, 5 FB, IA on piece, QG, 6 AD, BF, JK, QA, 7 IA (2, one with 1844 type cancel), 8 IC, IG, QI, 9 QK, 11 BB (poor), also two unplated, very mixed condition. (20).
3190 £1200
1840 1d. black plates 2 AH (superb) used on 1840 (Aug. 28th) entire, 5 JJ used for redirection on 1840 (Sept. 30th) entire, 6 FB used on 1841 (Jan. 26th) entire, FJ used on 1841 (Jan. 21th) entire (stamp affixed at left), FK used on 1840 (Dec. 8th) entire to London readdressed to Petworth using plate 3 GH, 8 KH on 1840 (Dec. 27th) entire (stamp affixed at left), JG used on 1841 (Feb. 12th) entire, QK used on 1841 (Jan. 26th) entire to London, readdressed to Petworth using plate 8 GE, RH-RI pair on 1841 (Jan. 12th) entire (stamps affixed at left), all to Petworth and except one from Ennis in Ireland, other from Thomastown, fair to very fine. (9 items). Photo.
3191 | £400
1840 1d. black plates 2 (2), 4, 6, 7, 8, all lettered AA, also 1840 2d. and 1841 1d. red-brown also lettered AA, good to fine.
3193 £500
1840 1d. black plate 1a CC, a fine early impression, fresh mint with good even margins and part original gum, small surface dent on Queen's cheek and tiny thin spot, otherwise fine and attractive. S.G. Spec. AS1, cat. 10,000. Photo.
3194 £200
1840 1d. grey-black plate 1a EI with full margins and red Maltese Cross on 1840 (May 26th) entire letter from Taunton to London with clear ''TAUNTON/26 MY 1840/PY POST'' datestamp on front, London arrival c.d.s. for May 27th on reverse, adhesive rubbed, otherwise fine. Photo.
3195 £230
1840 1d. intense black (early impression) plate 1a HK attractive with full margins (small imperfections) and neat red Maltese Cross on somewhat scruffy cover to Cheltenham with ''DUNMOW'' u.d.c. and London ''30MY30/1840'' c.d.s. in red on reverse and ''CHELTENHAM/MY 30/1840'' arrival c.d.s. in red alongside adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS1tj. Photo.
3196 £120
1840 1d. black plate 1a IE early impression, fine used with ample to good margins and red Maltese Cross leaving profile almost clear on small piece, minor bends. Photo.
3197 £600
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 1a JD showing slight plate wear, very fine used with good to very large margins and tied by a bold strike of a black Maltese Cross to local London cover to the Strand with ''T.P/Chancery Lane'' on front, almost certainly from the experimental black Maltese Cross period but London 'shield' datestamp dated ''NO 17/18..'' (last two digits of year date missing) on reverse, a very scarce plate with black M.C. on cover. S.G. Spec. AS2f. Photo.
3198 £230
1840 1d. grey-black (slight wear) plate 1a KF fine used with clear to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross on large part cover from Cupar-Fife to Edinburgh with Edinburgh ''MAY/31/1840'' (Sunday) arrival c.d.s. on reverse. S.G. Spec. AS2.
3199 £100
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a KJ, of exceptional appearance with good to large margins and neat orange-red shade Maltese Cross, trace of a faint pressed crease at foot not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
3200 £150
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a LA exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and light neat almost complete strike of a red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
3201 £200
1840 1d. black plate 1a LC, early impression, very fine used with wide even margins and neat red Maltese Cross on 1840 (June 26th) cover from Manchester to Skirwith Abbey, near Penrith. S.G. Spec. AS1. Photo.
3204 £300
1840 1d. grey-black (moderate wear) plate 1a PG very fine used with ample to good margins and black Maltese Cross leaving profile clear on large part 1841 (Sept. 15th) cover (lacking side-flaps and possibly a little shortened) from London to Birmingham with London Country type ''PADDINGTON/EV/SP 15/1841'' c.d.s. on reverse, very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS2f. Photo.
3205 £720
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a PH exceptionally fine used with very large even margins and red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
3208 £200
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a SE fine used with ample to good margins and red Maltese Cross on part turned cover with 1d. black plate 7 FI fine with just clear to good margins and doubly struck red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS3 & 44. Photo.
3210 £150
1840 1d. black plate 1b BF with ample to good margins and neat strike of a blackish-brown (mixed inks) Maltese Cross, slight corner crease at lower right not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
3213 £150
1840 1d. black plate 1b HC (recut left side-line) fine used with just clear to large margins and attractive almost brick-red shade Maltese Cross on 1840 (Aug.) local Elgin entire letter with upright strike of ''ELGIN/19 AU/1840'' c.d.s. on front. S.G. Spec. AS5h. Photo.
3216 £520
1840 1d. black plate 1b JC (non-coincident re-entry and recut and enlarged letters) with watermark inverted, very fine used with ample to large margins and light red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5c, l, cat. 1,750+. Photo.
3219 £90
1840 1d. black plate 1b KJ fine used with good to large margins and experimental black Maltese Cross on large part 1840 (Nov. 24th) letter sheet sent locally in London with ''T.P/High St. S.G'' alongside. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
3220 £160
1840 1d. black plate 1b KK with large to huge margins and tied by neat red Maltese Cross to 1841 (Jan. 27th) local Edinburgh letter, filing fold just crosses the lower left corner of adhesive but barely detracts, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
3222 £120
1840 1d. black plate 1b NC (retouched ''N'') most attractive with good even margins and neat red Maltese Cross, faint trace of creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS5e. Photo.
3223 £150
1840 1d. black plate 1b NK fine used with good to large margins, just tied to small piece by neat black Maltese Cross, has handstruck ''Too Late'' alongside, some manuscript across stamp at top. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
3225 £4000
1840 1d. black plate 1b PC-PD pair (both showing recut side-lines and PD burr rub) in an attractive greyish shade, tied by supeb black Maltese Crosses to 1840 (Oct. 16th) cover from Chester to Manchester with very fine ''CHESTER/OC 16/1840'' double arc c.d.s. in black on reverse, PD just touched at foot, otherwise ample to large margins, filing folds well clear, a clean neat cover. A very rare abnormal use of the black Maltese Cross outside London prior to February 1841, believed to be the only known example from Chester. S.G. Spec. AS5h/gh. Photo. See also lots 3215, 3227 and 3279
3229 £230
1840 1d. black plate 1b SK exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and most attractive red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
3230 £600
1840 1d. black plate 2 CB very fine used with good to large margins and upright strike of a red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Sept.) cover originally sent pre-paid in cash from Southampton to London with handstruck '1'' in red with black ''SOUTHAMPTON'' c.d.s., London tombstone ''PAID/21SP21/1840'' in red on arrival, the adhesive placed over this for rirection to Rickmansworth, an attractive example showing both methods of pre-payment. Photo.
3231 £95
1840 1d. black plate 2 ED fine used with ample to good margins and light black Maltese Cross leaving profile clear. S.G. Spec. AS15m, cat. 550. Photo.
3232 £80
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 2 ED with good margins and slightly oily deep red Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS16. Photo.
3233 £80
1840 1d. black plate 2 FA fine used with good even margins and oily red Maltese Cross leaving profile clear on small piece. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
3234 £200
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 2 HI (without ray flaws), fine used with ample to good margins and red Maltese Cross on 1840 (July 18th) entire letter from Mansfield to Wellbeck. S.G. Spec. AS16f. Photo.
3237 £580
1840 1d. black plate 2 IG with good margins and with a slightly indistinct magenta Maltese Cross, slight discolouration on reverse from gum residue, otherwise fine and scarce. B.P.A. certificate (2007). S.G. 2g, Spec. AS15vd, cat. 2,200. Photo.
3244 £120
1840 1d. black plate 2 QA fine used with clear to good margins and red Maltese Cross on 1840 (June 10th) cover from Liverpool to Lancaster. S.G. Spec. AS16. Photo.
3245 £350
1840 1d. black plate 2 QC good margins three sides, cut into at left, used on 1840 (July 4th) entire from Leamington to London, reposted on May 6th. 1940 from Okehampton to Beaworthy with Centenary 21/2d. , also 1840 1d. Mulready letter sheet A27 posted at Llangollen on May 6th. 1940, unusual. Photo.
3248 £110
1840 1d. black plate 2 SG (upper transfer shift) on bleut, fine used with good margins and red Maltese Cross. B.P.A. certificate (1948). S.G. Spec. AS15b/n, cat. 550. Photo.
3253 £240
1840 1d. intense black plate 3 KI very fine used with good even margins and black Maltese Cross on 1841 (May 6th) entire letter from Dewsbury to Leeds, scarce. S.G. Spec. AS19A. Photo.
3256 £75
1840 1d. black plate 3 QA attractive with good to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross, small scuff at upper right corner, otherwise fine, on 1840 (July 3rd) local Edinburgh entire letter, unusually addressed 'Maurice Lothian Esq/Solicitor at Law' without town name. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
3257 £200
1840 1d. black plate 4 CH exceptionally fine used with large to very large margins and light red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
3258 £230
1840 1d. black plate 4 DF, fine used with small to good margins, tied to 1840 (Dec. 25th) entire from Bridgenorth to Hereford by neat red Maltese Cross with ''BRIDGENORTH/DE 25/1840'' datestamp in red, letter endorsed inside ''Thursday night Dec 24 1840'', scarce Christmas day usage. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
3259 £230
1840 1d. black plate 4 EB fine with clear to large margins showing portion of adjoining stamp at right, used on 1840 (Sept. 6th) entire from Swansea to Bewdley, tied by lightly struck red Maltese Cross, filing folds well clear. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
3260 £500
1840 1d. black plate 4 EJ, used, good to large margins with inverted watermark, slight horizontal crease, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. A23e, cat 2,750. Photo.
3266 £240
1840 1d. black plate 4 OJ very fine used with good even margins and partly double lined bright red Maltese Cross on neat 1840 (Sept.) entire letter from Maldon to London. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
3267 £90
1840 1d. black plate 4 OJ, good used with close to good margins, tied by red Maltese Cross to 1840 (July 14th) entire from Preston to Lancaster. S.G. AS23. Photo.
3268 £160
1840 1d. black plate 4 RF very fine used with clear to good margins and a superb red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
3270 | £800
1840 1d. black plate 5, a selection of twenty examples from the ''A'' row, comprising AB (4), AC (2), AD, AE, AF, AG (2), AH, AI (3), AJ, AK (3) and AL, also matching reds (16) for all but AK, condition varies. (36).
3271 £120
1840 1d. black plate 5 AF fine with good margins and black Maltese Cross, placed contrary to regulations on 1841 (March 29th) entire letter from Aberdeen to Greenock, filing folds well clear of adhesive and pre-use fold passes beneath but does not affect. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
3272 £600
1840 1d. black plate 5 CC state 3 (second repair) very fine used with ample to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross on 1841 (Jan. 18th) cover from London to Mansfield, some splitting at folds, very scarce. R.P.S. certificate (1994). S.G. Spec. AS29. Photo.
3273 £750
1840 1d. grey-black plate 5 DC state 2 (first repair) exceptionally fine used with good margins and light red Maltese Cross on 1841 (Feb. 5th) entire letter from West Haddon to London, backstamped ''West Haddon'', ''DAVENTRY/FE 5/1841'' c.d.s. and London arrival for the 6th, very scarce. R.P.S. certificate (1993). S.G. Spec. AS27. Photo.
3276 £4000
1840 1d. black plate 5 EL fine used with good margins and a clear neat strike of the distinctive Leeds 'Special' Maltese Cross in red on 1840 (Sept. 8th) cover to London, filing folds well clear. A rarity, the earliest known example of this Cross and the finest of the very few known struck in red. S.G. Spec. AS25ua, var. cat. 7,000 (in black). Photo.
3277 £190
1840 1d. black plate 5 EL used with good to large margins, tied to 1840 (July 19th) entire from Canterbury to Woburn by deep red Maltese Cross, also has boxed ''no.7'' receivers handstamp. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
3278 £150
1840 1d. black plate 5 GC with clear to good margins except just touched at top, tied by attractive red Maltese Cross to 1840 (Sept. 27th, Sunday) cover from Carnarvon to Liverpool with light but clear ''CARNARVON/SE 27'' c.d.s. on reverse, a scarce Sunday usage. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
3279 £1500
1840 1d. black plate 5 HK fine used with small to good margins and tied by a very fine upright strike of a black Maltese Cross of the London Inland Office, on 1841 (Feb. 10th, the first day of official use of the black Maltese Cross outside the London Twopenny Post Chief Office) cover to Chelmsford, clear ''T/FE10/1841'' c.d.s. on reverse, the adhesive (which has been lifted and replaced) has small natural paper flaw, filing folds well clear, clean and a most attractive example of this rare first day. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo. See also lots 3215, 3225 and 3227
3281 £600
1840 1d. black plate 5 LH fine with just clear to good margins and tied by clear light ''Poulton/Penny Post'' and neat upright Maltese Cross, both in black, on 1841 (Feb. 25th) entire letter from Poulton to Blackburn showing very fine ''PRESTON/FE 25/1841'' traveller datestamp on reverse, just a faint trace of age staining, otherwise fine and attractive. S.G. Spec. AS25ya, cat. 5,000. Photo.
3284 £240
1840 1d. black plate 5 MG fine used with ample to good margins and red Maltese Cross, placed contrary to regulations at lower left of 1840 (Nov.) entire letter from Lynn to East Dereham, with fine strike of ''LYNN/NO 8/1840'' c.d.s. in black where the stamp should have been placed. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
3287 £90
1840 1d. black plate 5 SH with good to large margins, fine used with slightly oily black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
3288 £220
1840 1d. black plate 5 SI exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and neat black Maltese Cross on clean and uncreased 1841 (March 30th) cover from London to Basingstoke. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
3289 £180
1840 1d. black plate 5 TE fine with good margins and indistinct blurred red Maltese Cross on 1840 (July 27th) cover from Liverpool to Edinburgh showing red ''P x L'' (Paid Late Fee) handstamp on front, recipients manuscript docket. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
3290 £120
1840 1d. black plate 5 TH fine used with good to large margins and red Maltese Cross on 1841 (Jan. 23rd) cover from Northampton to Wimborne, the adhesive tied ' through' the cover, filing folds well clear. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
3292 £240
1840 1d. black plate 6 BH small to good margins used on 1840 (Dec. 18th) entire from Newport to near Neath, tied by red Maltese Cross with ''Blackwood/Penny Post'' in black alongside, some cover imperfections clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
3293 £550
1840 1d. black plate 6 CB exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and a superb complete upright strike of a brown-orange shade Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
3294 £380
1840 1d. black plate 6 CE fine used with good margins and red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Sept.) cover to Preston with orange ''Todmorden/Penny Post'' on front and blue ''HALIFAX/SE 9/1840'' c.d.s. on reverse. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
3295 £55
1840 1d. intense black plate 6 CK with full though ragged margins and unusual muddy red Maltese Cross on small piece. S.G. Spec. AS40. Photo.
3296 £720
1840 1d. black plate 6 DE fine used with just clear to very large margins and black Maltese Cross on 1841 (March 1st) entire letter from Cork to Dublin with very fine strike of ''CORK/TOO LATE'' in black alongside adhesive, the entire with some splitting at folds. Photo.
3298 £270
1840 1d. black plate 6 DL very fine used with ample to large margins and tied by superb black Maltese Cross to clean 1841 (Aug. 21st) printed Manchester Corn Exchange prices current sent to St. Ives. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
3300 £200
1840 1d. black plate 6 IE fine used with good even margins and neat black Maltese Cross on 1841 (March) cover to Todmorden, with fine double arc ''KEIGHLEY'' u.d.c. in black on reverse and fair ''BRADFORD YORKS/MA 4/1841'' c.d.s. on front. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
3301 £55
1840 1d. black plate 6 KC, fine with good to large margins, neat red Maltese Cross, slight staining. S.G. AS41. Photo.
3302 £160
1840 1d. black plate 6 KC with good to large margins and red Maltese Cross on 1841 (Feb. 11th) entire letter from Durham to Hartlepool, the day following the general introduction of black ink for cancellations, adhesive with horizontal buckling due to natural gum creasing, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
3306 £320
1840 1d. black plate 6 LG exceptionally fine used with ample to large margins and tied by a superb red Maltese Cross to clean and uncreased 1840 (Aug. 12th) entire letter from Edinburgh to Darlington, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
3308 £600
1840 1d. black plate 6 PF (double ''P'') state 2 exceptionally fine used with good even margins and a superb strike of the London 'broken points' Maltese Cross in black on clean 1841 (March 11th) entire letter to Charing Cross with the adhesive additionally just tied by ''TP/(King) William St'' in black, very scarce. Ex Griffiths and Fraser. S.G. Spec. AS42. Photo.
3309 £160
1840 1d. intense black plate 6 QC very fine used with good even margins and neat upright strike of a black Maltese Cross on 1841 (May 3rd) cover from Rougham to East Dereham, filing fold passes under left edge of adhesive but does not affect it. S.G. Spec. AS40. Photo.
3310 £170
1840 1d. grey-black plate 6 QD showing slight signs of plate wear, exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and superb virtually complete upright strike of a black Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
3312 £220
1840 1d. black plate 6 RC fine used with small to good margins and red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Oct. 22nd) entire letter from Manchester to Haliax with a superb strike of the oval framed fancy ''PL'' in red-brown on front. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
3313 £200
1840 1d. black plate 6 SD fine used with good to large margins and red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Sept. 8th) entire letter from Liverpool to Antrim via Dublin, filing folds clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
3318 £110
1840 1d. black plate 7 CK fine with good margins and tied by a fine strike of the experimental London black Maltese Cross to 1840 (Dec. 2nd) local London cover to which 2d. plate 1 IG (good margins on three sides) has been added but which does not belong. Sold 'as is'. Photo.
3319 £200
1840 1d. black plate 7 EC exceptionally fine used with good margins and most attractive bright red Maltese Cross on clean 1840 (Aug. 13th) entire letter from London to Wymondham, filing fold well clear of adhesive. R.P.S. certificate (2001). S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
3321 £220
1840 1d. black plate 7 LH with clear to good margins except outer frame just touched at top, tied by black Maltese Cross to clean 1841 (Feb. 15th) entire letter from Darwen to Blackburn with a good strike of ''DARWEN'' u.d.c. in black on front. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
3323 | £1000
1840 1d. black plate 8, a selection of eighteen examples, all with red Maltese Crosses, condition varies but the majority with full margins and of good to very fine appearance.
3326 £60
1840 1d. black plate 8 FA fine used with good margins and black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
3327 £480
1840 1d. black plate 8 FB close to good margins on 1841 (Jan. 16) entire from Ulverston to Kendal, tied by two strikes of a magenta shade Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. AS46vd. Photo.
3332 £1150
1840 1d. black plate 8 KE fine used with good margins and a superb virtually complete strike of the distinctive Greenock Maltese Cross in red, just a trifle toned on reverse. Very rare, we know of only one other instance of this Cross struck in red, on a pair of 1840 2d. on Dec. 26th 1841 cover from Greenock to Glasgow (ex Dr. Pichai Burunasombati). S.G. Spec. Asuj, var. Photo.
3334 £110
1840 1d. black plate 8 ML very fine used with ample to good margins and light black Maltese Cross on small piece. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
3335 £120
1840 1d. black plate 8 NC fine used with clear to good margins and black Maltese Cross on clean 1841 (Feb. 23rd) entire letter from Darwen to Blackburn with a fine strike of ''DARWEN'' u.d.c. in black on front. S.G. Spec. AS46, cat. 675. Photo.
3337 £190
1840 1d. black plate 8 OJ, a greyish shade, fine used with good margins and red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Dec. 14th) cover from London to Lynn, minor cover imperfections not affecting adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
3338 £900
1840 1d. black plate 8 SA fresh unused (regummed), clear to good margins, small imperfections. S.G. Spec. AS46, cat. 9,250. Photo.
3339 £180
1840 1d. black plate 8 SL fine used with ample to large margins and light red Maltese Cross on clean 1841 (Feb. 3rd) entire letter from Sheffield to Hathersage, light filing folds not affecting adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
3341 | £380
1840 1d. black plate 9, a selection of nine examples, condition varies but mostly with full margins or nearly so, five with red Maltese Crosses, all matched in red, also 7 other reds. (24).
3342 £300
1840 1d. black plate 9 AJ exceptionally fine used with good margins and a superb virtually complete strike of a black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS56. Photo.
3345 £300
1840 1d. black plate 9 EB fine used with good margins and red Maltese Cross, unusually placed contrary to reguations at lower right and overlapping the edge of 1841 (March 20th) entire letter from Redcar to London, ''Redcar/Penny Post'' in matching ink to the Maltese Cross on reverse together with ''GUISBOROUGH/20 MR/1841'' c.d.s. in black and London March 22nd arrival c.d.s. A late provincial use of the red Maltese Cross which was replaced by black ink from February 10th 1841. S.G. Spec. AS56. Photo.
3348 £180
1840 1d. black plate 9 HF on thin paper, most attractive with good margins and clear light red Maltese Cross, faint natural vertical paper wrinkle not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS56f. Photo.
3349 £170
1840 1d. black plate 9 JL (double L), fine used with good to large margins and red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
3352 £230
1840 1d. black plate 9 OC (strong vertical guide line in NE square), exceptionally fine used with ample to large margins and neat black Maltese Cross leaving profile completely clear. S.G. Spec. AS56. Photo.
3355 £1150
1840 1d. black plate 9 QJ fine unused, ample to good margins, crisp impression. S.G. Spec. AS56, cat. 9,750. Photo.
3357 £160
1840 1d. black plate 9 RA fine with ample to very large margins and oily red Maltese Cross on 1841 (Feb. 11th, the day after the general introduction of black ink for cancellation) entire letter from Ashby De La Zouch to Stratford on Avon, apparently redirected to Warwick without further charge, some cover imperfections. S.G. Spec. AS56. Photo.
3359 £350
1840 1d. black plate 10 GD very fine used with good to large margins and black Maltese Cross on 1841 (April 25th) cover to Manchester, filing fold well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS66, cat. 1,600. Photo.
3360 £420
1840 1d. grey-black plate 10 IA, an exceptional example with huge margins, fine used and tied by black Maltese Cross to 1841 (April 23rd) entire letter from Worcester to Stourbridge with faint ''STOURBRIDGE'' arrival c.d.s. in black on front. S.G. Spec. AS67, cat. 1,600. Photo.
3361 £700
1840 1d. black plate 10 LJ-LK pair on quite thin paper, most attractive with ample to good margins and light black Maltese Crosses leaving profile clear on LK, LJ with tiny corner fault at upper left not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS66, cat. 2,750. Photo.
3362 £3500
1840 1d. black plate 10 SH-SJ strip of three in an almost intense shade, SI showing one of the four re-entries listed for this plate, exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins and light red Maltese Crosses. A very rare multiple of this plate cancelled in red. S.G. Spec. AS66h/b. Photo.
3363 £2500
1840 1d. black plate 10 SK-SL pair, superb used with very large to enormous margins and complete neat light strikes of the black Maltese Cross, very rare in this quality, an exhibition item. Ex Cawardine (lot 1462). S.G. Spec. AS66. Photo.
3364 £1050
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 11 IA good to large margins with black Maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS72, cat 3,800. R.P.S. Certificate (1976). Photo.
3365 £900
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 11 OG with good margins on three sides, jsut touched at right, tied by black Maltese Cross to 1841 (March 15th) entire letter from Chesterfield to Hathersage, filing fold well clear of adhesive and cover with some splitting and reinforcement at folds. S.G. Spec. AS72, cat. 8,500. Photo.
3367 £1700
1840 1d. black plate 11 QI exceptionally fine used with ample to good margins and light black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS73, cat. 4,000. Photo.
3368 | £950
1840 2d. blue plate 1 JD, JJ, MB, QI, QL, RC, SI, plate 2 FK, GF, HA, KC, NB, QE, RJ, also four unplated, used, very poor to good.
3369 | £1100
1840 2d. blue plate 1, a selection of nineteen examples, all with black Maltese Crosses, about fifteen with full margins and mainly good to fine appearance, condition varies.
3370 £110
1840 2d. blue plate 1 AC close to good margins all round, tied to 1841 (Jan. 27th) entire from Edinburgh to Falkirk, with messy red Maltese Crosses. Photo.
3372 | £100
1840 2d. blue plate 1 AL used in combination with plate 2 TF used with red Maltese Crosses on 1840 (Oct. 3rd) cover to Edinburgh, both adhesives touched and TF crossed by filing fold but scarce, also plate 2 QG (cut into at right) used on large part 1842 (July 29) entire. S.G. Spec. DS5 & 8.
3374 £400
1840 2d. blue plate 1 GC, a most attractive shade, fine used with ample to good margins and doubly struck red Maltese Cross, placed sideways on 1840 (June 1st) entire letter from Manchester to Glasgow, filing fold and minor cover tear well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
3375 £680
1840 2d. blue plate 1 HB exceptionally fine used with wide even margins and superb almost complete black Maltese Cross. R.P.S. certificate (2005). S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
3378 £380
1840 2d. blue plate 1 IK-IL pair fine with good to very large margins (part sheet margin at right), tied by black Maltese Crosses to 1842 (Jan. 20th) from Castle Douglas to Edinburgh, filing folds clear of adhesives. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
3382 £400
1840 2d. blue plate 1 ML-NL vertical pair, fine used with clear to large margins and red Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
3384 £620
1840 2d. blue plate 1 NE fine with small to good margins, tied by black Maltese Cross to 1841 (April 8th) letter from Broughton in Furness to Blackburn with handstruck ''BROUGHTON'' in black on front, backstamped at Ulverstone and Blackburn, central vertical filing fold well clear, clean cover. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
3385 £300
1840 2d. blue plate 1 OE, an attractive pale 'cold' shade, with small to good margins and light strike of ''209'' numeral of Cockermouth, paper a little 'whitened', otherwise fine. S.G. 5i, Spec. DS5xc, cat. 1,500. Photo.
3386 £320
1840 2d. blue plate 1 OG-OH pair, fine with good to very large margins showing parts of two adjoining stamps at top, blurred red Maltese Crosses on large 1840 (Nov. 3rd) cover from Warminster to Salisbury, vertical filing fold well clear of adhesives and minor splits at folds. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
3392 £480
1840 2d. blue plate 1 QL-RL vertical pair with good to large margins and light red Maltese Crosses leaving profile clear on RL, QL with light crease at foot not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
3393 £120
1840 2d. blue plate 1 RD, a most attractive used example with good to large margins and light black Maltese Cross, trace of pressed creasing and paper a little 'whitened', otherwise fine. S.G. 5, Spec. DS5. Photo.
3396 £160
1840 2d. deep full blue plate 1 SD fine used with good margins and neat upright strike of a black Maltese Cross on piece with red ''DEREHAM'' c.d.s. S.G. Spec. DS1. Photo.
3398 £600
1840 2d. blue plate 1 TB fine used with good to large margins and black Maltese Cross on clean 1841 (March 1st) entire letter from Lancaster to Burton, very scarce. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
3400 £200
1840 2d. blue plate 2 AF, good to large margins all round, used on 1841 (Oct. 29th) envelope from Ely to Bishop Auckland, just tied by lightly struck black Maltese Cross, ''ELY/OC 29/1841'' skeleton datestamp on reverse, some staining, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
3402 £150
1840 2d. blue plate 2 BK, good to large margins, tied by black Maltese Cross to 1841 (Dec. 21st) entire from London to Yarmouth, with ''YARMOUTH NORFOLK'' datestamp alongside, filing creases well clear. S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
3404 £300
1840 2d. blue plate 2 DL small to good margins, used on 1842 (Nov. 16th) entire from Barnstable to London, lightly tied by black Maltese Cross leaving profile clear, fine. S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
3409 £400
1840 2d. blue plate 2 IH with good margins and black Maltese Cross leaving profile clear on 1841 (Dec. 1st) cover from London to Stranorlar, Ireland, red ''Thayer. St'' receiving house handstamp on front, trace of reduced staining, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
3410 £200
1840 2d. deep blue plate 2 JG very fine used with good margins and neat black Maltese Cross on piece with ''Fenchurch St.'' in black alongside. S.G. Spec. DS7. Photo.
3414 £400
1840 2d. blue plate 2 ME small to good margins, tied to 1845 (Sept. 2nd) cover from Barton on Humber to London, tied by 1844-type ''51'' numeral of Barton, few small faults and cover creased, also single JL (cut into) with 1844 ''575'' numeral of Norwich. S.G.Spec. DS8xc. Photo.
3417 £480
1840 2d. blue plate 2 PA (double ''P''), an attractive bright shade, very fine used with good to large margins and neat upright strike of a red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. DS8d. Photo.
3418 £320
1840 2d. blue plate 2 SF-SG pair fine used with good margins and neat black Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. DS8, cat. 1,750. Photo.
3424 £8000
1840 Rainbow Colour Trials: Second trial plate state 3, [R2/1] marginal single in the selected red-brown colour 16G with very strong prussiate in the ink showing on reverse, on gummed paper watermarked small crown and cancelled with the long spiked Maltese Cross probably in use at 11 Downing Street. Very rare. S.G. Spec. DP20(3). Photo.
3427 | £1050
1841 1d., a neatly written up collection, mainly plated though not all can be guaranteed but incl. 'black' plates, plate 13 AF-AG pair on piece, alphabet II 1d. plate 174 FF, varieties incl. plate 113 AB with watermark inverted, cancellations incl. blue M.C., a few distinctive M.C.'s incl. Brighton and Greenock, plate 11 AA (thinned) with black part ''Poulton/Penny Post'' and M.C., set of nos. ''1'' to ''12'' in M.C.'s, etc., condition varies, the majority with full margins with many fine. (370).
3428 | £1150
1841 1d. red-brown, a collection arranged by letterings on leaves, with a wide range of shades etc. incl. lavender papers, etc., mainly with full margins and many good to fine. (716).
3429 | £230
1841 1d. red-brown, a selection in a stockbook, incl. many plated, cancellations with a few distinctive, etc., mixed condition. (350).
3430 | £200
1841 1d. red-brown (16) on separate 184454 covers from London to East Dereham, showing a variety of London receiving marks comprising ''Horselydown'' in blue-green, ''Jermyn-St'', ''T.P./Queen St. CS'', ''T.P/Temple'', ''Watling-St'' (8) in black, ''Pall Mall'' and ''Watling-St'' (3) in blue, clean covers, adhesives fair to very fine.
3431 | £150
1841 1d. red-brown (20) on separate 184453 covers, mostly from a correspondence to East Dereham, virtually all with full margins and mainly good to fine.
3432 | £380
1841 1d. red-brown (83) on separate covers, mostly from a correspondence to East Dereham and all with 1844-type numerals, mixed condition, some with full margins.
3433 | £160
1841 1d. red-brown (15) on separate 184554 covers, mostly from a correspondence to East Dereham, mainly fine to very fine good to large margined examples.
3434 | £120
1841 1d. red-brown (4) on separate 184152 covers to East Dereham, showing undated circles on reverse, comprising unframed ''ELMHAM'' (1841), ''HARLING'' (1849) and double arc ''HEVINGHAM'' (1852, in green) and ''WATLINGTON'' (1852), mainly good to fine strikes, fair to good adhesives.
3436 | £55
1841 1d. red-brown (30) on separate covers (29) and a piece, mostly from a correspondence to East Dereham, mainly dated 1841 and all with Maltese Crosses, mixed condition.
3437 | £200
1841 1d. selection on 1841 covers (5) to East Dereham, comprising plate 9 KD on cover showing superb ''Snettisham/Penny Post'' on reverse, plates 12 GH and 13 DI on covers with ''Thorpe/Penny Post'' on front, plate 15 BH on cover with ''Filby/Penny Post'' on front and plate 15 G? placed at lower left of cover with superb strike of ''MAGDALEN ST/NORWICH'' where the stamp would normally be, condition varies.
3438 | £1550
1841 1d. red-brown, a mainly plated range on separate 184145 covers (58) from a correspondence to East Dereham, with plates 11, 12 (12, incl. one used on April 16th 1841), 13 (8, one used on May 26th 1841, another with adhesive additionally tied by red ''DEREHAM'' c.d.s., another with ''ACLE'' u.d.c. on front of cover), 14 (4), 15 (5, also another on piece), 16 (11), 17 (2), 18 (2, also another on piece), 19 QJ with part strike of the distinctive Norwich M.C., 20, 23, 24 (4), 25 (2), 26 BK with clear to good margins and fine M.C. on 1843 (March) cover showing ''SHIPDHAM'' on reverse, 33 PD additionally tied by ''DEREHAM'' c.d.s. in black, 34 (and another unplated, both covers showing very fine ''BURNHAM'' u.d.c. on reverse), condition varies, some very fine. (61 items). S.G. cat. stated 10,000 (approx.).
3440 | £1150
1841 1d. red-brown an accumulation of mainly covers in a small box, incl. shades, 1842 (Feb. 14th) wrapper franked by plate 20 CG-DH block of four, 1844 (Sept. 20) entire franked by DC-DL strip of 10, cancellations with coloured numerals incl. 1847 entire from Howden to York, franked by PB tied by blue ''382'', 1850 entire from Bishops Auckland to Darlington with plate 99 BG tied by blue ''80'', 1850 (Sept. 29th) entire from Bewdley franked by 1d. AF tied by blue ''68'', also 1852 (April 19th) entire to London, bearing TI from base of sheet with part inscription, etc., mixed condition. (140 items).
3442 | £480
1841 1d. red-brown AA-TL reconstruction less 8 letterings, mainly with full margins and many good to very fine. (232).
3443 | £160
1841 1d. red-brown AA-TL, a complete used reconstruction, all with black Maltese Crosses, varied condition. (240).
3446 £70
1841 1d. pale red-brown EF fine used with good margins and cancelled solely by boxed ''No. 1'' Receiving House handstamp of Arundel or Littlehampton. Photo.
3450 | £80
1841 1d. red-brown FC-FF strip of four on 1850 (July) cover from Bristol to Falkirk and SG-TH block of four on 1851 (Oct.) cover from Edinburgh to Melrose, clear to good margins, the block crossed by filing fold, otherwise mainly fine.
3452 £350
1841 1d. pale red-brown IL tied by superb ''516'' numeral of Marlborough on 1847 (Feb. 17th) entire letter to London, redirected to Bath with 1d. red-brown KD tied by equally fine London Inland Section ''3'' numeral, both adhesives with full margins, exceptional quality and most attractive. Photo.
3461 | £210
1841 1d. red-brown plates 1b CB, 2 BB, 5 JB, 8 FA, SJ, 9 HC, NE, QE, QH (on cover), 10 EC and LE on covers, TE, 11 BI, CK, KE, NE & RD, mostly with full margins and mainly good to fine, a few imperfections. (17).
3462 £200
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b AH fine used with good to large margins, placed sideways on clean 1841 (June 5th) cover (lacking side flaps) from Wymondham to East Dereham. S.G. Spec. AS6. Photo.
3463 £110
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b DE (roller flaw) with good to large margins and rather heavy black Maltese Cross, otherwise fine on 1841 (June) cover from New Buckenham to East Dereham with fair strike of ''New Buckenham/Penny Post'' on front. S.G. Spec. AS6k. Photo.
3464 £270
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b GL (non coincident re-entry), fine used with good to huge margins showing part of GK at left and tied by neat black Maltese Cross to 1841 (May) cover from Fleetwood to London with fine ''Fleetwood/Penny Post'' in black on front, backstamped at Preston and London, filing fold well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS6b. Photo.
3465 £160
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b MF (double ''M'') fine used with good to large margins and centrally struck black Maltese Cross on 1841 (July) cover to East Dereham showing light strike of ''Wrentham/Penny Post'' in black on front, filing folds well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS6. Photo.
3466 £200
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b OE fine used with good to very large margins and black Maltese Cross on clean 1841 (May) cover from London to East Dereham, filing folds well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS6. Photo.
3470 £400
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1c JA (''J'' very faint), fine and very scarce used with just clear to large margins, placed sideways and tied by neat black Maltese Cross to neat 1841 (May) mourning cover to East Dereham with fair ''NewBuckenham/Penny Post'' in black on front, neat ''ATTLEBOROUGH/MY 24/1841'' c.d.s. on reverse. S.G. Spec. AS7. Photo.
3471 £400
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1c LA (''L'' very faint), fine and very scarce used with clear to large margins and black Maltese Cross on 1841 (April 21st) cover from London to East Dereham, filing folds well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS7. Photo.
3472 £120
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1c QC with clear margins on three sides, just clipped at right, tied by both ''Ixworth/Penny Post'' and neat black Maltese Cross to 1841 (Nov.) cover to East Dereham, filing creases, one of which crosses the adhesive, very scarce. Photo.
3473 £190
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1c SL fine and scarce with small to large margins and black Maltese Cross leaving profile almost clear, still with almost full original gum (gum crease). S.G. Spec. AS9, cat. 400. Photo.
3474 £620
1841 1d. pale red-brown plate 1e (fourth repair) QL, the NE corner showing clear re-entry marks and thinning of the star, fine with just clear to good margins and neat black Maltese Cross, very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS13, cat. 600. Photo.
3478 £150
1841 1d. red-brown plate 2 JK (without ray-flaws) very fine used with good to large margins and neat black Maltese Cross on 1841 (Oct.) cover from London to East Dereham, filing folds well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS18f. Photo.
3481 £55
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 BB state 3 with good to large margins and black Maltese Cross, faint crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS29A. Photo.
3483 £100
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 JK very fine with good to very large margins and black Maltese Cross on neat 1841 (Nov.) cover (lacking side-flaps) from Norwich to East Dereham, the adhesive additionally just tied by ''DEREHAM/NO 11/1841'' arrival c.d.s. in black. S.G. Spec. AS26, cat. 275. Photo.
3484 £65
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 KF fine used with clear to good margins and black Maltese Cross, additionally tied by recipients manuscript note, to 1841 (March) entire letter from London to Bungay with superb ''BUNGAY/MR 28/1841'' arrival c.d.s. on front, some cover imperfections . S.G. Spec. AS26, cat. 275. Photo.
3485 £480
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 PB state 3 PB non coincident re-entry, fine used with good margins and with black Maltese Cross leaving the corner letter squares completely clear and value almost completely clear, tiny corner crease at upper left mainly confined to margin and not detracting. S.G. 7a, Spec. AS32, cat. 1,750. Photo.
3486 £110
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 TK fine used with good margins and black Maltese Cross on 1841 (May 15th) cover (lacking side-flaps) from Norwich to East Dereham, filing crease well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS26, cat. 275. Photo.
3487 | £85
1841 1d. red-brown plates 8 (4) and 9 (4) in varied condition on separate 1841 covers to East Dereham, all but one showing ''DEREHAM'' arrival c.d.s's on front, one of which (in red) additionally ties the adhesive, one also showing ''Southwold/Penny Post'' and another with ''HOUNSLOW'' County Sorting office c.d.s. on front. (8 items). S.G. Spec. AS47 & 57.
3488 £180
1841 1d. red-brown plate 8 NC fine with good margins and black Maltese Cross on clean 1841 (July 3rd) entire letter from Brancaster to East Dereham with superb ''Brancaster/Penny Post'' on front together with black ''LYNN/JY 3/1841'' and red ''DEREHAM/JY 4/1841'' c.d.s's, filing folds well clear of adhesive, most attractive. Photo.
3489 £50
1841 1d. red-brown plates 8 OA very fine used with good to large margins and black Maltese Cross on piece with ''Hingham/Penny Post'' alongside. S.G. Spec. AS47. Photo.
3491 £100
1841 1d. pale red-brown (worn plate) plate 9 IC fine used with small to good margins and a superb large part upright strike of the number ''5'' in Maltese Cross, scarce. S.G. Spec. AS57we, cat. 500. Photo.
3494 £120
1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 EG fine with good margins and tied by an unusually overinked black Maltese Cross giving a partially double lined appearance to 1841 (March 14th) large part entire from Aboyne to Aberdeen, it is not clear if this is the same obliterator referred to by Rockoff & Jackson in 'The Maltese Cross' vol. 1, page 34. Photo.
3496 £170
1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 MF fine used with good margins and neat black Maltese Cross on 1841 (July 7th) entire letter from Lockerby to Castledouglas. S.G. Spec. AS69. Photo.
3497 | £200
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11, seventeen examples in varied condition on separate covers to East Dereham, some with full margins, mostly with ''DEREHAM'' arrival c.d.s's on front, other markings incl. ''STOKE-FERRY'' and ''WATTON-NORFOLK'' very fine undated circles, BC (''B'' over ''K'' re-entry) with full margins but heavy crease on 1841 (July) cover, TC re-entry with good to very large margins except just touched at top on 1841 (Nov.) cover with ''SHIPDHAM'' on reverse.
3498 £90
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 AF states 1, 2 and 3, attractive full margined examples, states 1 and 3 with light creases not detracting from appearance, state 2 thinned, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS74 & 75, cat. 550. Photo.
3499 £70
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 BA very fine used with good margins and neat black Maltese Cross clean on 1841 (Aug.) cover (lacking side flaps) from Holt to East Dereham. S.G. Spec. AS74, cat. 225. Photo.
3500 £160
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 CA very fine used with clear to good margins and superb centrally struck black Maltese Cross on 1841 (April 17th) entire letter from Shipdham to East Dereham with straight-line ''SHIPDHAM'' on reverse, filing folds well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS74. Photo.
3502 £55
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 FA state 2 with good to large margins and black Maltese Cross, a trifle soiled and slight crease, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS75, cat. 225. Photo.
3503 £110
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 HB exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and a crisp largely complete strike of a black Maltese Cross showing two distinct dots between the outer and inner crosses and the inner cross and the central diamond. S.G. Spec. AS74. Photo.
3504 £65
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 JK fine used with good to large margins and black Maltese Cross on 1841 (Aug.) entire letter from London to East Dereham, filing folds well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS74. Photo.
3505 £350
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 NI-NJ very scarce pair, fine used with ample to good margins and tied by two strikes of the 'normal' Greenock Maltese Cross on 1841 (June 23rd) entire letter from Greenock to Port Glasgow, the latest date recorded by Rockoff & Jackson in 'The Maltese Cross', for this cross. S.G. Spec. AS74. Photo.
3506 £400
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 OE with ample to good margins except just touched at top of NE corner square, otherwise fine and tied to 1841 (Oct.) cover from Stoke-Ferry showing very fine u.d.c., to East Dereham by an extraordinary Maltese Cross with inner cross almost completely solid, most unusual. S.G. Spec. AS74var. Photo.
3507 £80
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 PH (double ''H'') very fine used with good margins and light neat black Maltese Cross clean on 1841 (Aug.) cover (lacking side flaps) from Holt to East Dereham with red ''DEREHAM/AU 18/1841' arrival c.d.s. on front. S.G. Spec. AS74b, cat. 225+. Photo.
3508 £800
1841 1d. pale red-brown plate 11 TB showing plate wear, very fine used with good to large margins and neat black Maltese Cross on 1842 (Aug. 9th) envelope from Hereford to London, redirected from London to Paris, minor cover imperfections not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. and a very scarce black plate useage. S.G. Spec. AS74. Photo.
3510 £480
1841 1d. red-brown plate 12 GA-GB pair with clear to good margins all around except outer frame just touched at foot of ''G'' square of GA, cancelled contrary to regulations by a superb single central strike of a black Maltese Cross on 1841 (Nov. 12th) cover from Harleston to Bungay with ''BUNGAY/NO 12'' arrival c.d.s. on front, scissor cut on second ''N'' of ''PENNY'' of GB barely apparent, otherwise fine and most attractive and rare. S.G. Spec. BS1. Photo.
3512 £90
1841 1d. red-brown plate 12 RK exceptionally fine used with very large margins and first type Norwich Maltese Cross clean on 1841 (July 8th) cover (lacking sid-flaps) to East Dereham with red ''DEREHAM/JY 9/1841'' arrival c.d.s. on front. S.G. Spec. BS1. Photo.
3517 £80
1841 1d. red-brown plate 15 AI exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and black Maltese Cross leaving profile almost clear on clean 1841 (Nov. 23rd) cover (lacking side-flaps) from London to East Dereham with part strike of ''DEREHAM/NO 24/1841'' arrival c.d.s. on front. S.G. Spec. BS4. Photo.
3518 £300
1841 1d. red-brown plate 17 JC fine used with ample to good margins and neat upright strike of the blue Maltese Cross of Truro on clean 1842 (Jan. 31st) cover (lacking side-flaps) from Truro to Hayle with blue ''TRURO'' and black ''HAYLE'' c.d.s's on front, adhesive with insignificant surface blemish barely detracting. S.G. Spec. BS6sc, cat. 1,200. Photo.
3519 £80
1841 1d. red-brown plate 17 QJ very fine used with superb upright strike of a black Maltese Cross on 1842 (March) entire letter from St. Austell to Birmingham with equally fine strike of ''ST AUSTELL/MR 12/1842'' c.d.s. on front, fliling fold well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. BS6. Photo.
3522 £420
1841 1d. red-brown plate 19 RD very fine used, good to large margins, with ''HONITON/MY 9/1842'' Wessex type town cancel. S.G. Spec. BS8va, cat 550. Photo.
3523 £65
1841 1d. pale red-brown plate 20 SI fine used with just clear to large margins and complete centrally struck number ''8'' in Maltese Cross on clean 1843 (June 2nd) entire letter to Matlock. S.G. Spec. BS9uh, cat. 325. Photo.
3528 £320
1841 1d. red-brown plate 22 SJ fine used with clear to large margins and tied to piece by a fine strike of the distinctive Kilmarnock Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. BS11tj, cat. 1,200+. Photo.
3529 £90
1841 1d. red-brown plate 23 MC fine used with good to large margins and a virtually complete upright strike of a black Maltese Cross with long points to the central diamond, often associated as Manchester. S.G. Spec. BS12. Photo.
3537 £65
1841 1d. red-brown plate 31 AK fine used with good margins and tied by a fine large part upright strike of number ''5'' in Maltese Cross to 1843 (April 20th) cover to Manchester. S.G. Spec. BS20ue, cat. 400. Photo.
3539 £95
1841 1d. red-brown plate 32 PG fine used with small to good margins and tied by a superb almost complete strike of number ''1'' in Maltese Cross to 1843 (April 10th) cover (lacking side-flaps) to Kent, straight-line ''Fenchurch St.'' alongside adhesive. S.G. Spec. BS21ua, cat. 400. Photo.
3540 £620
1841 1d. red-brown plate 32 QA-RC very scarce block of six used on 1843 *Sept. 29th) entire letter (less enclosure) from Jedburgh to Edinburgh, the block with good to very large margins except RA just touched at base due to misalignment of the plate and with closed vertical tear, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS21. Photo.
3543 £200
1841 1d. red-brown plate 34 NJ exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins and tied by a very fine strike of number ''9'' in Maltese Cross leaving profile clear on 1844 (Jan. 26th) entire letter to Leeds with ''LEEDS/JA 27/1844'' c.d.s. alongside. S.G. Spec. BS23ui, cat. 400. Photo.
3544 £90
1841 1d. red-brown plate 34 OJ fine with good margins on 1843 (Dec.) envelope originally sent unstamped from Edinburgh to Pittenweem with red ''PAID at EDINR'' c.d.s. and manuscript '1', then redirected from Pittenweem to Chertsey, the adhesive tied by both Pittenweem Maltese Cross and part ''CHERTSEY'' arrival c.d.s. Photo.
3546 £160
1841 1d. red-brown plate 34 TA-TE state 1 strip of five showing slight plate wear, fine used with small to huge margins showing part of TF at right, cancelled number ''12'' in Maltese Crosses, light fold in margin between TD and TC and tiny scissor cut in margin between at top. S.G. Spec. BS23ul. Photo.
3547 £95
1841 1d. red-brown plate 35 EE fine used with good margins, placed sideways and tied by number ''11'' in Maltese Cross to 1843 (Oct. 13th) cover (lacking side-flaps) to Monmouth. S.G. Spec. BS24uk, cat. 850. Photo.
3549 £110
1841 1d. red-brown plate 37 EE very fine used with good to large margins and a fine large part upright strike of number ''6'' in Maltese Cross on 1843 (Aug. 23rd) entire letter to Lincolnshire with fine ''FOLKINGHAM'' c.d.s. on front, clean and attractive. S.G. Spec. BS26uf, cat. 325. Photo.
3550 £80
1841 1d. red-brown plate 38 HA fine with clear to good margins and fine large part strike of number ''10'' in Maltese Cross on small 1844 (March 11th) mourning envelope to Ipswich. S.G. Spec. BS26Auj, cat. 750. Photo.
3551 £350
1841 1d. red-brown plate 39 MH-ML strip of five on piece with number ''4'' in Maltese Cross, ML just cut into, others have good to very large margins. Photo.
3553 £100
1841 1d. red-brown plate 43 AF very fine used with good to very large margins and neat ''405'' numeral of Ipswich on clean 1844 (Nov. 16th) entire letter to East Dereham, most unusually endorsed 'By North Mail', filing folds well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. BS26F. Photo.
3557 £500
1841 1d. red-brown plate 68 MK-ML pair with good to huge margins (part of MJ at left), neatly cancelled London District Post ''37'' numerals of Brompton in blue, trace of slight bends, otherwise fine and very scarce. S.G. Spec. BS28xb. Photo.
3559 £600
1841 1d. red-brown plate 75 LK 'Union Jack' re-entry, a very fine used example with ample to good margins and neat ''290'' numeral of Falmouth well clear of both upper corner squares. S.G. 8d., Spec. BS28c, cat. 2,500. Photo.
3561 £650
1841 1d. red-brown plate 77b BA the ''B-blank'' error corrected, fine with good to large margins and London District Post ''64'' numeral, just a slight trace of rubbing. S.G. Spec. BS29b, cat. 1,500. Photo.
3563 £230
1841 1d. pale red-brown plate 96 SC with watermark inverted, a huge example showing parts of five adjoining stamps, slight creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS31. Photo.
3567 £200
1841 1d. red-brown plate 122 IH with watermark inverted, very fine used with good margins. S.G. 8Wi, Spec. BS32, cat. 250. Photo.
3568 £230
1841 1d. red-brown plate 123 FB with good to large margins and two part strikes of ''TEMPLECLOUD'' u.d.c. in black, slight imperfections on reverse not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS32va. Photo.
3570 £600
1841 2d. blue proof from small trial plate of 12 without corner letters, [R2/1] with watermark upright, very fine. S.G. Spec. DP43. Photo.
3571 £600
1841 2d. blue proof from small trial plate of 12 without corner letters, [R2/4] marginal with watermark upright and showing marginal watermark line and part ''POS'' marginal watermark, faint corner crease mainly in margin, not detracting from appearance, otherwise very fine. S.G. Spec. DP43. Photo.
3573 | £580
1841 2d., a neatly written up collection, incl. pairs (10), plate 3 with set of nos. ''1'' to ''12'' in M.C.'s (mainly good strikes on mostly 3 margined adhesives), plate 4 MC with watermark inverted (full margins), etc., condition varies. (59).
3574 | £380
1841 2d. blue collection incl. plate 3 (3) cancelled no. ''12'' in M.C.'s, EA with clear to good margins cancelled no. ''1'' on 1844 (Jan.) E.L. to Rochdale, plate 4 IJ fine with good margins and very light indecipherable 1844-type numeral in blue on 1851 (Sept.) cover from Lichfield to Newcastle, Staffs., shades, multiples, etc., condition varies in places but many with full margins with some very fine. (71).
3575 | £600
1841 2d. blue selection on Donald Forbes-Smith cards, comprising plates 3 (20) incl. 3 pairs (one showing part inscription), and 4 (21 incl. 2 pairs), mostly with full margins, condition varies. (41).
3576 | £400
1841 2d. blue a used selection on stockleaves, incl. shades, three pairs, strip of five and block of six, very mixed condition. (168).
3578 | £80
1841 2d. blue used selection incl. multiples, mixed condition, some with four margins. (36).
3579 | £720
1841 2d. a selection on mainly entires, incl. 1844 (June 18th) entire from London to Brighton, bearing AA-AG strip of 7, 1850 (Sep. 27th) registered entire from Aberdeen to Montrose bearing NJ-NL strip and OC, 1851 registered entire from Canterbury to Cranbrook, franked by CA-CC strip and 1d. OF-PF and IL-JL, 1852 (March 25th) registered entire from Leeds to Kendal bearing QA-QC strip and 1d. DL, 1853 (Aug. 22nd) registered envelope bearing JJ-JL strip and 1d. JE, 1854 ((April 27th) entire from Stockton to Glasgow bearing CD-CE pair (CE with re-entry) and perf. 1d. CC, most are cut into, etc., mixed condition. (65 items).
3580 | £400
1841 2d. blue, a used selection in two stockbooks, incl. shifted transfers, giudelones, cancellations, pairs, etc., mixed condition. (few 100's).
3582 £350
1841 2d. blue plate 3 selection all used with numbers in Maltese Cross, comprising ''1'', ''2'', ''3'', '4'', ''6'' (2), ''7'', ''9'', ''10'' and ''12'' (4), poor to fair. Photo.
3583 | £200
1840 2d. blue plate 3 (12) with numbers in Maltese Cross comprising 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 12 (single and strip of three), three of four margined, fair to fine.
3586 | £720
1841 2d. blue plate 3 AA-TL, a complete reconstruction (less MG and MH), incl. four pairs, strips of three (3), four, five and six (2), block of six, very mixed condition. S.G. Spec. ES 11, cat 18,000.
3588 £200
1841 2d. blue plate 3 BA and SB-SC apir with clear to good margins and black Maltese Crosses on legal size 1844 (Feb.) letter from Clitheroe to Blackburn with partly overinked ''CLITHEROE'' c.d.s. in blue on front, vertical filing fold crosses SC but not detracting from appearance, BA with curious surface dents (partly affixed with sealing wax?). S.G. Spec. ES11. Photo.
3592 £110
1841 2d. blue plate 3 FB, with rare Irish numeral in red, damaged at base and other faults. S.G. 14h, Spec. ES11wc, cat. 13,000. Photo.
3597 £280
1841 2d. blue plate 3 IH exceptionally fine used with large to huge margins showing parts of adjoining stamps at left and right, cancelled clear neat number ''12'' in Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. ES11vl. Photo.
3605 £420
1841 2d. blue plate 3 MJ-OL used block of nine (3 x 3), MJ, ML and NJ cut into, others with good to large margins, ironed crease affecting ''M'' row, otherwise fine and scarce with black Maltese Crosses. S.G. ES11. Photo.
3608 £820
1841 2d. blue plate 3 PJ handstamped unlisted ''SPECIMEN'' (15.5 x 3mm) in black, good margins, without gum, colour just slightly sulphurised, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. ES11var. Photo.
3609 £260
1841 2d. blue plate 3 PK fine used with good to large margins on 1843 (April 23rd) entire from London to Manchester, tied by a very fine strike of the number ''1'' in Maltese Cross, filing fold well clear. S.G. Spec. ES11va, cat 1,600. Photo.
3610 £110
1841 2d. blue plate 3 PL used on 1843 (July 28th) entire from London to Cork, readdressed to Dublin, tied by number ''2'' in Cross, cut into two sides, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. ES11vb. Photo.
3612 £600
1841 2d. blue plate 3 SA-SB pair with just clear to large margins and somewhat smudgy blue Maltese Crosses, some imperfections but very scarce. R.P.S. certificate (1950), S.G. Spec. ES11uc, cat. 6,500. Photo.
3613 | £650
1841 2d. blue plate 4 a used selection on leaves, incl. CH-DL block of ten, re-entries, QH and RK with inverted watermarks, also a few perforated plate 4's, etc., mixed condition. (133).
3615 | £600
1841 2d. blue plate 4 AA-TL used reconstruction, complete less DE, OG, OK and QG, with eleven pairs, five strips of three, two strips of four and block of four, very mixed condition. (236). S.G. Spec. ES14, cat. 17,700.
3616 £1350
1841 2d. blue plate 4 AI, a fresh unused top marginal example with full sheet margin showing 'Letter. In Wettin' inscription, adequate to large margins other sides. S.G. Spec. ES14. Photo.
3617 £150
1841 2d. blue plate 4 BH without Spectacle variety, full margins, fine with clear profile, trace of additional red cancellation. S.G. Spec ES14n, cat 1,000. Photo.
3618 £120
1841 2d. blue plate 4 BH showing Spectacle variety, small to good margins except just touched at lower right, neatly cancelled leaving profile clear. S.G. Spec ES14o, cat 650. Photo.
3619 £120
1841 2d. blue plate 4 BJ exceptionally fine used with good to enormous margins, neat London Inland Section ''21'' numeral. S.G. Spec. ES14. Photo.
3621 £60
1841 2d. pale blue plate 4 IE very fine used with good to large margins and light ''506'' numeral of Margate, also SE-SF good to large margined pair with ''491'' numerals of Macclesfield, light crease, otherwise fine.
3622 £1050
1841 2d. blue plate 4 JH used in combination with 1854 SC16 2d. plate 4 HB on 1854 (Aug. 22nd) entire from Carlisle to Glasgow, some imperfections, otherwise fine and a very scarce imperf/perf. combination. Photo.
3623 £110
1841 2d. violet-blue plate 4 JI-JJ pair showing marked ivory head with slight sign of lavender tint (early stage), very fine used with good to large margins, deep shade. S.G. Spec. ES17. Photo.
3626 £120
1841 2d. blue plate 4 KL used, good to large margins three sides, part sheet margin at right showing 'ards the RIGHT HAND' inscription, fine. S.G. Spec. ES14. Photo.
3628 £65
1841 2d. blue plate 4 MB fine used with ample to good margins and indistinct 1844-type numeral in blue. S.G. 14h, cat. 675. Photo.
3629 £150
1841 2d. deep full blue plate 4 ME-MF pair on thin paper, exceptionally fine used with large to very large even margins and light ''930'' numerals of York, most attractive. S.G. Spec. ES15q. Photo.
3632 £95
1841 2d. blue plate 4 SF-SG pair fine used with ample to good margins and cancelled by single strike of Scots ''339'' numeral of Wick. S.G. 14. Photo.
3633 £420
1841 2d. violet blue plate 4 SH, fine used with good to large margins. B.P.A. Certificate (1956). S.G. 15aa, cat 1,200. Photo.
3635 £280
1841 2d. blue plate 4 TG (first repair) used with neat ''440'' numeral of Holsworthy in blue, fine. Brandon Certificate (1995). S.G.Spec ES14wb/m, cat 650. Photo.
3638 £170
185253 alphabet II 1d. pale red-brown plate 153 OH with watermark inverted, fine with ample to large margins. S.G. Spec. B2c, cat. 300. Photo.
3643 £480
Private Roulettes: 1852 (March 8th) cover from Bristol to Leeds bearing 1841 1d. NK with private roulettes (approx. 101/2) on all four sides, tied by ''134'' numeral of Bristol, some cover imperfections, the adhesive crossed by filing fold. Photo.
3644 £400
Private Roulettes: 1854 (Nov. 23rd) envelope from Edinburgh to Sheffield bearing 1841 1d. OF with very fine gauge private roulette on all four sides (8 months after the start of official perforation), tied by indistinct Edinburgh ''131'' numeral, the adhesive horizontal creased prior to application, unusual. Ex Vallancey. Photo.
3646 | £100
Later Line Engraved: 1854 die I, alphabet II, SC16 1d. red-brown plate 176 HH with watermark inverted, tied by blurred ''850'' numeral of Wednesbury to 1854 (May 1st) cover to Stratford on Avon. S.G. Spec. C1d.
3647 £95
Later Line Engraved: 1854 die I, alphabet II, SC16 1d. red-brown plate 182 NL showing broken perf. pin variety 4 state 4 (missing pins 5, 8, 10 and 1418 at right), fine used on piece with ''MANCHESTER/JY13/1854'' sideways duplex. Photo.
3648 | £450
Later Line Engraved: 1854 SC16 2d. blue plate 4 a used selection, incl. shades, pairs (2) and strip of three, etc., varied condition. (52). S.G. Spec F1.
3653 £100
Later Line Engraved: 1854 SC16 2d. blue plate 4 LD, LE and LF used on 1854 (Nov. 25th) entire, registered from Ludlow to Bishops Castle with additional 1d. TC-TD, tied by illegible numerals, few imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. 17, 19. Photo.
3654 £90
Later Line Engraved: 1854 SC16 2d. blue plate 4 OF very fine used on clean uncreased 1854 (Aug. 21st) cover from London to Blackburn, the adhesive placed sideways. S.G. 19. Spec. F1. Photo.
3655 £120
Later Line Engraved: 1854 SC16 2d. blue plate 4 TC showing wear at base, used on 1855 (Aug 1) registered entire from Glasgow to Edinburgh with additional QC- QD and 1d., tied by Glasgow numerals with unframed circular ''REGISTERED AT GLASGOW'' at left, 1d. affected by filing crease, otherwise fine. Photo.
3656 £120
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die I, alphabet II SC14 1d. red-brown plate R6 AA, variety wmk. inverted used, bent corner perf., also 1855 die II, alphabet II SC16 1d. plate 2 PC used, former with B.P.A. Certificate (2008). S.G. 22Wi, Spec. C2(1)d. Photo.
3657 | £320
Later Line Engraved: 1855 SC14 2d. blue plate 4 a used selection, incl. pair, etc., varied condition. (17). S.G. Spec F2.
3658 £500
Later Line Engraved: 1855 SC14 2d. blue plate 4 KD handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' type 2, fine with part gum. S.G. Spec F2s, cat 1,200. Photo.
3659 £220
Later Line Engraved: 1855 SC14 2d blue plate 4 TC showing second repair of TC (third states thin C, repaired value tablet), used on 1855 (July 26th) envelope to Canada with 184754 embossed 6d. (cut to shape), few imperfections, otherwise fine and scarce, ''466'' numerals leaving the 2d. with clear profile. S.G. Spec. F2j. Photo.
3660 £1500
Later Line Engraved: 1855 SC14 2d. blue plate 5 BD placed sideways on 1855 (July 4th) first day cover from London to Manchester, clear strike of London ''C G/JY4/1855'' c.d.s. and ''MANCHESTER/JY 5/1855'' arrival c.d.s. on reverse, the adhesive with just a slight trace of colour sulphurisation, tied at right and 'through' the cover by London Inland Section ''15'' numeral. Very rare. S.G. 23a, Spec. F3. Photo.
3661 £65
Later Line Engraved: 1855 die II alphabet II SC14 1d. red-brown, an off centre example cancelled by neat black Maltese Cross, fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. C3ta, cat. from 500. Photo.
3664 | £380
Later Line Engraved: 1855 LC14 2d. blue plate 5 a used collection on leaves, incl., SE with inverted watermark, re-entries, cancellations, etc., mixed condition. (61).
3666 £230
Later Line Engraved: 1855 LC14 2d. blue plate 5 AD-AG used strip of four from top of sheet showing ''eet. Place the labels ABOVE the Address and towards the RIGHT H'' inscription, some perf reinforcement, otherwise fine and very scarce. S.G. Spec. F6. Photo.
3675 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1857 LC14 2d. blue plate 6 KD-LF used block of six, few imperfections, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. F7. Photo.
3676 £1850
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III, LC 14 on blued paper 1d. plum ED exceptionally fine used and tied by superb London duplex to clean and neat 1857 (April 2nd) mourning envelope from London to Aberdeenshire, very rare, particularly in this quality. R.P.S. certificate (1988). S.G. Spec. C8(3). Photo.
3680 £420
Later Line Engraved: 185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 Transitional Issues on yellowish to cream toned paper 1d. pale rose plate 55 JI fine used on 1857 (July 24th) piece with neat ''714'' numeral of Skipton. B.P.A. certificate (1994). S.G. Spec. C9, cat. 550+. Photo.
3682 | £60
Later Line Engraved: 185763 die II, alphabet III, LC 1d. white paper used selection, mostly LC14 with some plated, a few perf. 16, range of shades, etc. (145).
3683 £200
Later Line Engraved: 185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. JL marginal showing inscription and part marginal ornament, very fine and rare used on 1862 (July 9th) blue envelope sent within London, envelope with small closed filing spike hole well clear of adhesive. Photo.
3686 | £450
Later Line Engraved: 1857-63 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper: 1d, a used plated selection, incl. plates 27 (109), 34 (60), 36 (157), also 1861 plates 50 (28), 51 (13), and 1862 plates R16 (15), R15 (14), etc., mainly good to fine. (824). S.G. Spec. C10, C12, C13, cat 15,550.
3690 £300
Later Line Engraved: 185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. rose-red plate 57 DA-FD block of 12 (4 x 3) rare used on reverse of 1860 (Oct. 2nd) pale yellow envelope from London to Galesburg, Illinois, tied by neat ''LONDON/OC 2/60/N/16'' duplexes, slight pre-application creases but very fine for a multiple of this size on small cover. S.G. Spec. C10. Photo.
3691 | £550
Later Line Engraved: 1857-63 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper: 1d, a used plated selection, incl. plates 52 (196), 55 (216), 56 (192), 57 (129), 59 (83),, 60 (88), 63 (69), 66 (79), R17 (55), etc., mainly good to fine. (1307). S.G. Spec. C10, cat 22,920.
3692 £550
Later Line Engraved: 185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. rose-red plate 61 IH imprimatur, very fine. S.G. Spec. C10. Photo.
3694 £220
Later Line Engraved: 185763 die II, alphabet III, LC16 1d. rose-red plate 49 IJ, fine with English ''654'' numeral of Ross. S.G. Spec. C11, cat. 350. Photo.
3696 | £150
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plates 71 to 224 (less 77), a mainly very fine used set, all with the ''131'' numeral of Edinburgh, also plates 74 and 117 with watermarks inverted and plates 80, 99 and 118 with Brunswick stars. (155). See also lot ?5103?
3697 £5200
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plates 71 to 225 (less 77, 102, 103, 145, 206, 217, 220, 223 and 224), plus plate 101 NH-NI strip, all with watermarks inverted, plate 216 is mint, otherwise mainly fair to fine used, some faults, unfortunately a few plates incl. 93 DL, 143 CD 191 KK and 213 QD cannot be guaranteed, plate 225 RB is slightly clipped at foot, a very scarce assembly. (146). Photo (plates 124 JE, 132 BD, 175 BH, 183 IC, 194 RE, 216 SD, 222 TI & 225 RB).
3698 £170
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plate 71 AK-AL upper right corner marginal block of four with full sheet margins showing marginal plate number and inscription, exceptionally fine and fresh mint (stamps unmounted). Photo.
3699 £500
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plate 87 AA-BL block of 24 (12 x 2) being the top two rows of the sheet with full sheet margins showing marginal plate number and inscription, AJ and BJ stained and a little perf. reinforcement, otherwise mainly fine and fresh mint with virtually full original gum, watermark reversed and showing marginal mould letter ''M'', very scarce. Photo.
3700 £150
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plate 89 MA watermark error, a good used example with light ''700'' numeral of Sheffield, small imperfections, scarce. S.G. Spec. G1c, cat. 300. Photo.
3702 £2200
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plate 100 AA-DF, a stunning unmounted mint upper left corner marginal block of 24 (6 x 4, mounted in margin), with full sheet margins showing marginal plate and current numbers and inscription, ''I'' watermark mould letter in margin, superb colour and centring, an exhibition piece and a rarity in this quality. Photo.
3703 £650
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plate 105 AA-BB upper left corner marginal strip of four with full sheet margins showing marginal plate and current numbers and inscription, very fine and fresh mint with virtually full original crackly gum, three stamps unmounted, very scarce. Photo.
3704 £150
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plate 122 AA-BB upper left corner marginal block of four showing marginal plate and current numbers and inscription, upper pair with faint tone spots and gum crease and fault in sheet margin at top, otherwise fine mint (stamps unmounted). Photo.
3705 £95
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plate 123 EI fine used with 'cogwheel' Inspectors' mark. Photo.
3707 £1150
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plate 143 AA-DF, a mainly very fine and fresh mint upper left corner marginal block of 20 (5 x 4), with full sheet margins showing marginal plate and current numbers and inscription, reversed ''C C'' watermark mould letters in margin, separated and rejoined with hinges between ''B'' and ''C'' vertical rows. DA fault and foot and CE and DE with creases, excellent appearance. Photo.
3708 £2200
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plate 146 bisect and two complete singles used to pay 21/2d. rate to France on 1876 (Dec. 30th) envelope from London to Paris, a few tiny imperfections and envelope with lower flap missing, otherwise fine and most unusual. Photo.
3709 £250
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plate 154 AA-BB upper left corner marginal block of four with full sheet margins showing marginal plate and current numbers and inscription, reversed ''''JJ'' watermark mould letters in margin, very fine and fresh mint with virtually full original crackly gum, some perf. separation. Photo.
3710 £290
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plate 163 TA-TD lower left corner marginal strip of four with full sheet margins showing marginal plate number and inscription (extra margin for TE-TG), fine and fresh unmounted mint, traces of colour sulpurisation. Photo.
3711 £60
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plate 166 QI, misperforated, used on 1874 (Jan. 14th) printed prices current from Dundee to Paris. Photo.
3712 £550
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plate 190 AA-CD, a mainly very fine and fresh unmounted mint upper left corner marginal block of 12 (4 x 3), with full sheet margins showing marginal plate and current numbers and inscription, ''X X'' watermark mould letters in margin, slightly yellowish gum, usual gum wrinkles, very well centred. Photo.
3713 £320
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plate 198 AA-DB, a mainly fine and fresh mint upper left corner marginal block of 8 (2 x 4), with full sheet margins showing marginal plate and current numbers and inscription, reversed ''S'' watermark mould letter in margin, slightly yellowish gum, a few gum creases and BB with small fault at right. Photo.
3715 £260
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. lake-red plate 217 TI-TL lower right corner marginal strip of four with full sheet margins showing marginal plate and current numbers and inscription, very fine and fresh mint with virtually full original gum. Photo.
3717 £600
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. rose-red plate 225 MK-ML very fine used pair with neat ''EDINBURGH//JA 22/80'' duplex, very fresh colour. S.G. 43, cat. 1,400+. Photo. See also lot ?5102?
3718 £170
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. rose-red plate 225 NE, a most attractive lightly cancelled example, tiny imperfection at left not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. 43, cat. 700. Photo.
3719 | £800
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue a used selection in a stockbook, incl. plates 7 AJ-AL strip, RD-SF block of 6, 9 with PI-RJ block of 6, 13 KJ-LL block of 6 with margin at right, NH with inverted watermark, 14 OJ-PL block of 6, underprints, varieties, etc., varied condition. (few 100's).
3720 | £240
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue a used accumulation in two stockbooks and leaves, incl. small part reconstructions, shades, etc., varied condition. (100's).
3721 | £520
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue an accumulation of mainly covers, incl. 1868 entire to London, bearing plate 9 AG-AI strip used with ''BO1'' numerals of Alexandria, 1869 covers (2) both bearing plate 12, 1859 entire, registered from Liverpool to London, bearing 2d. plate 7 TL, RH, SH, SK, cancellations, etc., varied condition. (77 items).
3722 | £700
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plate 7 AA-TL used reconstruction (less CA, CC, FF, HF, JD, QA), varied condition. (234). S.G. 45, cat 11,700.
3723 £240
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plate 7 GJ-HL fine and scarce used block of six (3 x 2) with light ''LIVERPOOL'' duplexes, HJ and HL slight corner creases not detracting. S.G. 45, Spec. G2. Photo.
3724 £260
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plate 7 HD used on clean and neat 1859 (Jan. 19th) blue envelope from London, addressed 'To His Royal Highness, The Prince Consort, Windsor Castle, Berks.', light ''TWICKENHAM-KING ST'' u.d.c. and ''WINDSOR/JAN 20/1859'' arrival c.d.s. on reverse, flaps with ends missing from removal of seal. A most attractive frontispiece for a collection of 2d. plates. Photo.
3725 | £550
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue 8 AA-TL a complete reconstruction (less MA), varied condition. (239). S.G. 45, cat 8,365.
3727 | £400
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plate 8 CE, DA TH re-entries, QD states 1, 2 and 3, RD states 2, 3, 4, RE states 1, 2, 3, 4, TD states 1, 2, 3, 4, TE states 1, 2, 3, 4, all used, mainly good to fine. (21).
3728 £250
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plate 8 SG mint, light pencil notes on reverse otherwise fine. S.G. 45, cat. 1,100. Photo.
3729 | £150
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plate 9 an accumulation in two stockbooks, incl. double letters, part reconstruction, few multiples, etc., varied condition. (Few 100's).
3730 | £170
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plate 9, a part reconstruction all with watermark type I, varied condition. (195). S.G. 45, cat 2,340.
3731 | £120
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plate 9, a part reconstruction, all with watermark type II, varied condition. (163). S.G. 45, cat 1,956.
3732 £1500
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plate 9 GG-HL block of 12 (6 x 2) used with 186264 6d. lilac plate 3 NK-OL block of four to pay quadruple rate on 1863 (June 13th) letter from London to New York. Interestingly the upper row of the 2d. block was originally folded over the top edge of the cover, the adhesives on the front are cancelled by London Inland Section ''51'' numerals and the upper strip of the 2ds. with an upright barred numeral ''13'' (this obliterator was issued on Feb. 1st 1862, and was used on late mail and other odd jobs (Westley p. 38). The cover has been refolded and pressed and the adhesives lifted and replaced to facilitate display, filing folds crossing one pair in each block, not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine, a remarkable and spectacular franking. Photo.
3733 £180
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plate 9 MA error of watermark, fine, centred to lower left, very scarce. S.G. Spec. G2c. Photo.
3734 | £1850
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plate 12, a used part reconstruction, varied condition. (211). S.G. 45, cat 25,320.
3735 | £380
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plate 13 AA-TL, a complete used reconstruction, varied condition. (240). S.G. 46, cat 5,280.
3736 £50
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. deep blue plate 13 QL with variety watermark inverted, fine used with London c.d.s. S.G. 46 wi, cat 180. Photo.
3737 | £450
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plate 14 AA-TL, a complete used reconstruction, varied condition. (240). S.G. 46, cat 7,200.
3739 £150
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. deep blue plate 14 PB-OD block of six (3 x 2) with neat ''BUNGAY/SP 17/72'' c.d.s., a little stained, otherwise fine. S.G. 46. Photo.
3740 | £380
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plate 15 AA-TL used reconstruction less GC, JC, JG, JK, KG and OC, varied condition. (234). S.G. 46, cat 7,020.
3742 | £90
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. rose plates 6 JS, KV, 8 QH-RH, RH-RI, 11 IA-JA, 12 GV/HU-HV, 13 EP-GP, used on six covers and one part printed auction catalogue, fair to fine.
3743 £150
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. rose-red plate 9 BS, fine used on large part cover from Hull to Liverpool, tied by ''N3/HULL/DE 9/71/383'' duplex, scarce, early use of this plate. S.G. 48. Photo.
3745 £400
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. rose-red plate 9 QW-RW vertical pair very fine used on 1872 (March 30) envelope from Leeds to York, rare. S.G. 48. Photo.
3746 | £90
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. rose-red plate plate 20, twelve used examples, good to fine. S.G. 48, cat 900.
3747 £130
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. plate 20, SC-TD mint block, a few imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. 48, cat 1,000+. Photo.
3749 £820
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 11/2d. plate 1, a collection comprising OK unused, AA-TL complete reconstruction used incl. a very fine example of the OP-PC error, and CK-DL used block of four, mainly fair to fine. (245). S.G. 51 & 53, cat. 14,100. Photo.
3751 £500
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 11/2d. rose-red plate 1 ED-FG block of eight very fine used with neat''ST. HELENS/679'' duplexes, few separated perfs, a rare multiple. S.G. Spec. G6, cat 900+. Photo.
3752 | £80
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 11/2d. rose-red plate 1KK-KL and HJ-HK (HK damaged) pairs, both used on separate 1873 and 1875 entires from Liverpool to Paris. S.G. 51.
3755 | £150
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 11/2d. rose-red plate 3 eight examples each used with 1864-79 1d. on separate 1878-79 entires from Liverpool to Paris, mainly fine. S.G. 51.
3756 | £140
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 11/2d. rose-red plate 3 seven examples each used with 1864-79 1d. on separate 1878-79 entires from Liverpool to Paris, mainly fine. S.G. 51.
3757 £880
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 11/2d. rose-red plate 3 AA-AB fresh mint pair from top-left corner of sheet, showing plate number ''3'', part inscription and ''193'', few minor wrinkles otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 51. Photo.
3758 £450
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 11/2d. rose-red plate 3 TL fresh mint example from lower-right corner of sheet, showing plate number ''3'' and part inscription, few marginal faults, otherwise fine. S.G. 51. Photo.
3760 £350
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 11/2d. rose-red plate 1 OP-PC error of lettering, fine used with neat barred oval ''S.E./23'' cancellation well clear of upper letter squares. S.G. 53, cat. 1,300. Photo.
3761 £750
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 11/2d. rose-red plate 1 OP-PC error of lettering with ''GLYN'' perfin (Glyn Mills & Co.), very fine used on 1875 (May 7th) local London cover, probably unique. R.P.S. certificate (1980). S.G. 53. Photo.
3762 | £420
184754 embossed 1s., the three shades, full margins, two fine the other with small faults, 10d., three cut square examples, one with full margins, some imperfections, and 6d., two cut square and one remargined, fair to good. (9).
3766 £110
184754 embossed 1s. green, fine used with large margins. S.G. 55, cat 800. Photo.
3770 £260
184754 embossed 1s. green die 2, a vertical strip of three paying double rate postage and 1s. late fee on 1855 (Nov. 10th) wrapper from Liverpool to Philadephia with ''LIVERPOOL/NO 10/1855/A/F.R.H.'' (Floating Receiving House) c.d.s. on reverse, adhesives touched or shaved in places and lower stamp crossed by filing folds, additionally tied by red ''NOV/24/PAID'' arrival marking, attractive. Photo.
3771 £220
184754 embossed 1s. green with two threads 20mm apart, cut square with good margins left and right, outer frame line just touched at top and foot, cancelled ''700'' numeral of Sheffield on 1853 (April 1st) entire letter to Philadelphia with Liverpool transit d.s.'s on reverse and U.S. markings on front. S.G. Spec. H1(3)c., cat. 1,300. Photo.
3772 £1450
184754 embossed 10d. brown die 2, a very scarce used block of four with good margins except two with outer frame line just touched on one side, indistinctly cancelled and some minor imperfections. S.G. 57, Spec. H2, cat. 6,500. Photo.
3773 £320
184754 embossed 10d. brown die 2 with ample to large margins on 1852 (Jan. 27th) envelope from Headingley to Paris, adhesive cancelled ''447'' numeral of Leeds and tied by ''ANGL/CALAIS/29/JANV/52'' transit c.d.s. in red, backstamps incl. blue ''HEADINGLEY'' u.d.c., a little soiled, otherwise fine. S.G. 57, cat. 1,900. Photo.
3774 £420
184754 embossed 6d. purple watermark ''VR'' reversed mint, cut into at top otherwise three clear margins, a little light staining at right, fresh colour. S.G. 60, cat. 7,500. Photo.
3778 £350
Surface Printed: 185557 watermark medium garter 4d. carmine on thick highly glazed blued paper, a vertical pair and a wing marginal single fine used on small neat 1856 (April 21st) envelope from London to Sydney, clean and fresh. S.G. 63. Photo.
3784 £120
Surface Printed: 185557 watermark emblems 6d. deep lilac, with watermark inverted, a good wing margined example, scarce. S.G. 69Wi, Spec. J70(1)h. Photo.
3785 £400
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark emblems 3d. bright carmine-rose plate 2 FK, 6d. lilac plate 4 HB and 9d. bistre plate 2 NL each unused (regummed), 3d. with thin, some other imperfections. S.G. 76, 85, 86, cat. 7,450. Photo.
3787 £680
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark emblems 9d. straw plate 2 HF fine mint with large part original gum. R.P.S. certificate (1989). S.G. 87, cat. 3,000. Photo.
3788 £2400
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark emblems 1s. green abnormal plate 3 BJ imperforate with watermark inverted, a fresh mint example with large part original gum, small rub on face, otherwise fine. S.G. 91, Spec. J102, cat. 4,000. Photo.
3790 £160
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 3d. plate 7 RE-RH strip used with Balbriggan, Ireland, c.d.s's, RG with small tear at top right otherwise fine. S.G. 103. Photo.
3793 £290
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 10d. pale red-brown plate 1 QB unused (regummed), 2s. dull blue plate 1 AH (cut down wing margin and reperforated) very lightly used, also 1865-67 4d. plate 13 SK regummed. S.G. 113, 118, 94. Photo.
3794 £190
Surface Printed: 1867-80 1/- green plate 5 DC Stock Exchange forgery, a pale shade, hinged to small piece used with ''JU 24/72'' c.d.s. S.G.117var., cat. 800. Photo.
3795 £260
Surface Printed: 1867-80 1/- green plate 5 Stock Exchange forgeries DE used with ''JY 23/72'' c.d.s. (small thin) and ES (Impossible lettering) used with ''JU/72'' c.d.s. (damaged). S.G.117var. Photo.
3796 £420
Surface Printed: 186780 1/- deep green plate 5 DE Stock Exchange forgery, used with ''JY 16/72'' c.d.s. on small piece with genuine 3d. plate 8 TC, fine.S.G. 115 var, cat 800. Photo.
3797 £150
Surface Printed: 1867-80 1/- green plate 5 EK Stock Exchange forgery, very fine used on small piece with genuine 3d. rose plate 7 CH with "JU 28/72" c.d.s. S.G.117var., cat. 800. Photo.
3798 £2200
Surface Printed: 1867-80 1/- green plate 6 BM (Impossible lettering) Stock Exchange forgery, fine used on small piece with light ''JY 18/73'' c.d.s., very rare S.G.117var., cat. 3,500. Photo.
3799 £80
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 2s. deep blue plate 1 RI-SJ fair used block of four, cancelled ''466'' numeral of Liverpool and heavy boxed ''T.M.B./ G.P.O.'', few blunted perfs, otherwise fine. S.G. 119, Spec. J118(2), cat. 1,000.
3802 £300
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 2s. brown GE a good used slightly heavily cancelled example. S.G. 121, cat 3,250. Photo.
3803 £400
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 2s. brown IE, a good sound used example with part Lombard Street cancellations. S.G. 121, cat. 3,250. Photo.
3805 £290
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross, a die proof of the 1866 Companies Registration 5s. in black on glazed card (90 x 60mm) without markings, the card a little thinned on reverse well clear of the proof, otherwise fine. Photo. This design was used as the basis for the proposed new ''POSTAGE'' 5s. value which was introduced in 1867 at the suggestion of the Postmaster General - 'His Grace thinks that a design similar to that adopted for the Companies Registration stamp would, especially by reason of its size and distinctive character, be well suited for the 5/- stamp. The colour of the new stamp to be pink of a somewhat deeper shade than the 3d. stamp'.
3807 £60
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. rose plate 1 BE, an attractive example with c.d.s. leaving profile clear, light creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. 126, cat. 600. Photo.
3808 £380
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. pale rose plate 2 AH superb used with crisp ''LEITH/NO 20/82'' c.d.s., shows marginal watermark line at top, most atttractive. S.G. 127, cat. 1,000+. Photo.
3813 £780
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 1 brown-lilac DB used with neat ''EDINBURGH/MR 2/82'' c.d.s., small imperfections not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine, excellent colour and exceptional appearance. B.P.A. certificate (2008). S.G. 129, cat. 3,800. Photo.
3814 £2300
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on blued paper 5s. rose plate 4 EC unused (regummed or redistributed gum covering small thin), and other small imperefections, otherwise fine and very scarce. S.G. 130, cat. 20,000. Photo.
3815 £1150
Surface Printed: 188283 10s. greenish-grey 'Official Forgery' FD-FH-BE-EC imperforate sheet of four on thin ungummed unwatermarked wove paper, slight imperfections mainly in margins but fine. Photo.
3816 £1950
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on blued paper 10s. grey-green DA on faintly blued, exceptionally fine used with light ''ABERYSTWITH/OC 16/83'' c.d.s., just a slight trace of a light crease or wrinkle not detracting. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1950> S.G. 131, cat. 4,800+. Photo.
3817 £750
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on blued paper 1 brown-lilac AG with part c.d.s's and boxed cancellation, horizontal crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine, excellent colour. S.G. 132, cat. 8,500. Photo.
3818 £2400
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on blued paper 5 orange DC of exceptionally fine used appearance with neat upright ''LONDON/NORTHERN OFFICE/JU 28/83'' c.d.s., excellent colour, tiny imperfection above right ''5''. R.P.S. certificate (1990) states 'Soiled' which is a bit of a mystery to us and may refer to the anchor watermark showing through to the front. S.G. 133, cat. 12,000+. Photo.
3819 £850
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on blued paper 5 orange DH with central ''HIGH RD/KNIGHTSBRIDGE/JY 26/87'' c.d.s. and light boxed cancellation, small repair at upper right corner, otherwise fine and of excellent colour. S.G. 133, cat. 12,000. Photo.
3820 £1100
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. greenish-grey BC, fine used with ''LIVERPOOL DOCKS/DE10/83'' c.d.s., good colour. S.G. 135, cat 3,500. Photo.
3821 £1100
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. greenish-grey DE with superb colour and light ''LONDON/ JY 4'' c.d.s., faint horizontal bend in no way detracting from exceptional apppearance. S.G. 135, cat. 3,700. Photo.
3823 £240
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. greenish-grey FH 'Official' forgery on watermarked paper, perforated 14 and with forged cancellation, fine. Photo.
3824 £750
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 1 brown-lilac BB with scarce ''HOUSE OF COMMONS/JY 31/83'' c.d.s. and small trace of additional blue crayon, small faults. S.G. 136, cat. 7,250. Photo.
3828 £2500
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange DH fresh mint with almost full original gum, gum crease at lower left corner and faint trace of a few tiny tone spots on gum of a few perfs., excellent colour and very fine appearance. S.G. 137, cat. 10,000. Photo.
3830 £900
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange BF fine used and of excellent colour with neat ''BELFAST/T/AP 11/93'' c.d.s. and three additional blue crayon lines. S.G. 137, cat. 4,500. Photo.
3831 £1100
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange CH with ''REGISTERED/THREADNEEDLE ST/2. NO 97'' oval datestamp, tiny stain spot by right ''5'', otherwise fine and of excellent colour. S.G. 137, cat. 4,500. Photo.
3833 £750
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange CL, used with Hull c.d.s. and boxed cancel, fine. S.G. 137. Photo.
3836 £190
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark anchor on blued paper 21/2d. rosy mauve plate 1 HF, watermark large garter 4d. sage-green plate 15 CD and 4d. grey-brown RL each unused (regummed). S.G. 138, 153, 154, cat. 3,550. Photo.
3838 £1400
Surface Printed: 187380 3d. plate 21 die proof without corner letters, in black on glazed card (61 x 92mm) dated ''17 JUN 80'' in blue, unusually showing the die edges. S.G. Spec. J36/45A, this proof not listed by Gibbons. Photo.
3839 £1000
Surface Printed: 187380 6d. basic die proof without corner letters or plate numbers, in black on glazed card (61 x 90mm), very fine. S.G. Spec. J82/89, cat. 1,250. Photo.
3841 £120
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark large garter 4d. vermilion plate 15 EE, good used with neat ''ALLOA'' c.d.s. S.G. 152, cat 425. Photo.
3843 | £80
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark large garter 4d. plate 15 GG imperforate colour trial on gummed watermarked paper in turquoise blue and NL in grey-lilac, fine. S.G.Spec. J64.
3845 £620
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark large garter 8d. orange plate 1 RH-SJ block of six overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, very fine and fresh with large part original gum, each stamp shows a double (or treble) albino impression of the overprint, very well centred and excellent colour. S.G. 156, Spec. J91A, cat. 1,500+. Photo.
3846 £650
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark large garter 8d. orange SD very fine used on complete 1880 (Oct. 18th) linen parcel post tag, sent within London, a very rare single internal use of this adhesive. S.G. 156. Photo.
3847 £110
Surface Printed: 188083 watermark crown 21/2d. blue plate 22 DH-DI exceptionally fine used pair sharing single crisp strike of ''LONDONE.C./MR 3/82'' squared circle. S.G. 157. Photo.
3849 £700
Surface Printed: 188083 watermark crown 6d. on 6d. lilac IJ imprimatur, just a trifle toned, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 162, Spec. K8B. Photo.
3850 £60
Surface Printed: 188081 'Provisional Issue' 1d. Venetian red KB, showing unusual perf shift, fine unmounted mint from top of sheet (mounted in margin. S.G. 166 var. Photo.
3853 £580
Surface Printed: 1881 die 2 16 dots 1d., a die proof in lilac, an unusual impression from an original die on unsurfaced white wove paper, thought to be made experimentally by De la Rue for the Inspector of the Board on his distinctive paper in response to a claim that copies of the 1d could be made fraudulently by 'set-offs' on the unprinted interpanneau margins, see De La Rue's letter to Somerset House of 29 November, 1886, Correspondence Book, 6.81. Photo.
3855 £90
Surface Printed: 1881 die 2 16 dots 1d. lilac, bisected and used on 1/2d. stationery card to Germany, tied by ''BOURNEMOUTH//B60'' duplex, unusual. Photo.
3856 £280
Surface Printed: 1881 die 2 16 dots 1d. lilac control ''X'' inverted lower right corner block of eight with imperf. margin and plate marking in marginal rule below R20/1112, and a lower right corner block of twelve (4 x 3) with perf. margin and plate marking in marginal rule to right of R18/12, very fine mint, stamps mostly unmounted. Photo.
3857 £120
Surface Printed: 1881 die 2 16 dots 1d. deep purple, fine unmounted strip of three from lower-right corner of sheet with inverted ''X'' control. S.G. Spec. K53a, cat 150+. R.P.S. Certificate (2007).
3859 £160
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on blued paper 2s.6d. lilac ND, a pale shade, and contrasting white paper 2s.6d. lilac FF, also white paper 5s. rose, each overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, part to full original gum, 2s.6d. ND with heavy gum crease, FF with slight red offsets on gum, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. K9s, K10s, & K12t, cat. 1,150. Photo.
3860 £700
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on blued paper 10s. ultramarine FG overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, trivial surface rubbing, otherwise fine with full original gum (unmounted). S.G. 177 (S89), Spec. K13(1)s, cat. 1,500. Photo.
3863 £1500
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on white paper 2s.6d. deep lilac KE-LF, a superb fresh mint block of four, extremely lightly mounted the lower pair possibly unmounted, a few perfs. separated between KF & LF. S.G. 179, cat. 2,300+. Photo.
3865 £400
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. cobalt EH of exceptional appearance with neat central ''LEITH/FE 12/85'' c.d.s., B.P.A. certificate (1960) showing slightly trimmed perfs. at left, since when the perfs. have been recut. Sold 'as is'. S.G. 182, cat. 6,800. Photo.
3869 £230
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. ultramarine FE-FF pair exceptionally fine used with ''BRADFORD/YORKS/MY 24/89'' c.d.s's, excellent colour. S.G. 183, cat. 950+. Photo.
3870 £1650
Surface Printed: 1884 1 die proof with void corner squares, in black on glazed card (92 x 61mm) dated ''15 AUG 83'' and stamped ''BEFORE HARDENING'', very fine. S.G. Spec. K15/17, cat. 3,000. Photo.
3871 £700
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac CB of superb used appearance with excellent colour and neat ''GODALMING/DE 18/90'' c.d.s., light creasing and other small imperfections. S.G. 185, cat. 2,400. Photo.
3872 £420
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac MC of exceptional colour and appearance with neat upright ''BELFAST/JA 16/91'' c.d.s., small covered thin and just a trace of additional crayon, otherwise fine. S.G. 185, cat. 2,400. Photo.
3873 £290
Surface Printed: 188384 'lilac and green' 2d. DC purple on yellow colour trial perf. 14 on unwatermarked paper, fine and fresh with full original gum. Photo.
3874 £230
Surface Printed: 188384 'lilac and green' 3d. EA purple on deep blue colour trial perf. 14 on unwatermarked paper, fine and fresh with full original gum. Photo.
3876 £110
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 2d. green and scarlet strip of three with ''BRECHIN/OC 13/00'' c.d.s's, right stamp with slight trace of tone spots, otherwise fine. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1991). S.G. 199, cat. 675. Photo.
3877 | £380
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 21/2d., selection of this value, incl. a good range of covers with advertising envelopes, destination mail 1892 envelope to Hawaii, Late Fees, Maritime mail, Used Abroad, etc., varied condition. (57 items, 8 stamps).
3878 | £100
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 21/2d. a selection, comprising imprimatur (creased), two singles overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' types 9 and 12, unmounted mint block of twelve, pair and single with ''BALTA SOUND'' mail bag seal, single with Penny Postage Jubilee cancel, fair to fine.
3879 £650
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 4d., die proof of head plate in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''16 FEB. 86'' and stamped ''BEFORE/HARDENING'', very fine. S.G. Spec. K33, cat. 1,000. Photo.
3880 £850
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 4d., die proof of duty plate essay without value and with background of straight lines, in black on glazed card, cut down and mounted on piece from De La Rue Striking Book with endorsement dated Oct. 9th & 10th (1886) '2 formes/200 from each forme' overwritten 'Exp' in red ink, very rare. Photo.
3881 £1550
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 4d. and 9d., die proofs of duty plates in black on glazed cards, cut down and mounted together on piece from De La Rue Striking Book dated 'Oct. 17' (1887) and endorsed '20 Leads from each duty', 4d. with some surface imperfections but very rare, one of only two such pieces known. Photo.
3883 £210
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1 green HA overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, with large part original gum (possibly sweated), minor imperfections. S.G. 212 (S118), Spec. K17t., cat. 850. Photo.
3885 | £750
Officials: A used selection on leaves, incl. Inland Revenue with 1882-1901 1 green BD, Government Parcels, Admiralty Official, Royal Household 1902 1d., etc., mixed condition. (46).
3886 | £210
Officials: A mainly used collection on leaves, incl. Inland Revenue, Office of Works, Government Parcels, Board of Education, some forgeries, etc., varied condition. (55).
3887 | £230
Officials: A selection, mainly K.E.VII with mint multiples incl. Army Official 1/2d. and 1d. blocks of four, Admiralty Official type O10 overprint 1/2d. and 1d. blocks of four, 1/2d. block of nine, type O11 overprint 1/2d. and 1d. pairs, various used values to 1s., a few forgeries, etc. (56).
3888 | £90
Officials: A selection on leaves incl. Government Parcels Q.V. values to 1s. used, Admiralty Official type O10 2d. mint, type O11 1/2d. and 1d. mint, also Board of Education Q.V. 1s. forgery, etc., mixed condition. (23).
3891 £5200
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1885 5s. rose GG on blued paper, mint with large part original gum, fresh appearance, rare. B.P.A. Certificate (1974). S.G. 08, cat 8,000. Photo.
3893 £7200
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1892 1 green TA showing frame broken, fresh mint, slight corner crease, otherwise fine and extremely rare. B.P.A. Certificate (1982). S.G. 016b, cat 12,000. Photo.
3894 £75
Officials: Inland Revenue: 190204 1d. scarlet plate 5, control ''A'' single fine and fresh mint, the control ''A'' partially albino. S.G. Spec. MO2. Photo.
3895 £80
Officials: Inland Revenue: 190204 1d. blood red, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. Hendon certificate (2008). S.G. O21var. Photo.
3897 £120
Officials: Army: 18961901 1/2d. vermilion fine and fresh mint contol ''P'' lower-right corner marginal strip, R20/12 showing broken ''Y'', R20/11 with broken ''L''. S.G. O41, var. Photo.
3898 £100
Officials: Army: 1902 1d. scarlet plate 11, control ''B'', corner strip of three, control stamp showing long top to second ''F'', superb unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. MO20/j. Photo.
3899 £130
Officials: Army: 1902 1d. scarlet plate 11, control ''B'', corner strip of three, control stamp showing long top to second ''F'', superb unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. MO20/j. Photo.
3900 £90
Officials: Army: 1902 1d. scarlet plate 70, control ''A'', corner strip of three, control stamp showing long top to second ''F'', fine and fresh mint. S.G. Spec. MO20/j. Photo.
3904 £1500
Officials: Army: 190203 6d. pale dull purple (type O4), in a fresh mint block of 20 (4 x 5) from top-right corner of pane, mainly fine and scarce multiple. S.G. O50. Photo.
3906 £90
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 188386 1s. orange-brown II, unused, slight crease, otherwise fine. Brandon Certificate (2006). S.G. O64. Photo.
3908 £130
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 18871900 1d. lilac, a very fine and fresh mint block of four, usual gum wrinkles. S.G. O69, Spec. L23, cat. 375. Photo.
3909 £1350
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 18871900 1d. lilac variety overprint inverted, fresh mint, trace of a reduced surface line at upper left and slight rubbing, otherwise fine and very scarce. R.P.S. certificate (1927) and B.P.A. certificate (2008). S.G. O69c, Spec. L23c, cat. 4,000. Photo.
3911 £6500
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1900 1s. green and carmine with overprint inverted, a fine used example of this rare stamp, lightly cancelled for this. R.P.S. Certificate (1978). S.G. O72a, cat 10,000. Photo.
3912 £110
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1902 1d. deep blood red, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. Hendon certificate (2008). S.G. O74var. Photo.
3913 £90
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1902 1d. intense bright scarlet, fresh lightly mounted mint, gum crease and two tiny tone spots on gum on two perfs. at top, otherwise fine. Clear Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. O74var. Photo.
3915 £300
Officials: Board of Education: 190204 21/2d. ultramarine, a rare used block of four with indistinct circular parcel cancellations, lower pair with light bend not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. O85, Spec. MO25, unpriced as a used block. Photo.
3917 £880
King Edward VII: 1903 De La Rue ''Canada Head'' essays: Die 2, large head 1d. essay in ochre-brown on very thin high quality ungummed wove paper (27 x 29mm), very fine. Photo.
3918 | £2600
King Edward VII: 190213 1/2d. to 1s., a comprehensive mint reference collection of shades arranged as per the S.G. Specialised catalogue in a boxed F.G. De-Luxe album, incl. 1902-10 De La Rue 2d. pale greyish green and scarlet-vermilion, 3d. pale reddish purple on orange-yellow, dull purple on orange-yellow, dull reddish purple on lemon back, 4d. brown-orange, 9d. slate purple and deep ultramarine, 10d. slate-purple and carmine-pink, slate purple and deep carmine, 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1/2d. bright green, 1/2d. deep bright green, 1d. intense rose-red, 1d. deep rose-carmine, 1d. aniline pink, perf. 15 x 14 1d. intense rose-red, 19111-13 Somerset House 11/2d. deep plum and deep green, 6d. dull lilac, dull purple on Dickinson coated paper, 10d. dull reddish purple and scarlet, dull purple and deep scarlet, dull reddish purple and aniline pink, etc., varied condition. (155).
3919 £720
King Edward VII: 190213, a used collection on leaves, incl. 1902-10 De La Rue to 2s.6d. (3), 5s. (2), 10s. and 1, 1911 Harrison perf 14 1d. aniline-rose, 1911-13 Somerset House to 2s.6d., 5s. (2) 10s. and 1, shades, varied condition. (114). Photo.
3920 | £500
King Edward VII: 190213 used collection, virtually all with c.d.s. or other circular cancellations, values to 7d. (2), 9d. (8), 10d. (7, one with no cross on crown), 1s. (5), 2s.6d. (6), 5s. (4), 10s. (2) and 1, etc. (130).
3921 | £160
King Edward VII: 'The Low Value Stamps of King Edward 7th' by Michael Astley (1992), incorporating the 1993, 1995 and 2002 updates and with some additional notes by Dr. Brooks, a very scarce work (only 30 were produced) and essential for the specialist in these issues.
3922 | £230
King Edward VII: A ring binder containing research work into Pin (Plug) flaws, retouches, damaged frame lines, frame breaks, damage to laurel & oak leaves, damage to crown, damage to ''ONE PENNY'' and ''POSTAGE & REVENUE'' tablets, and damage to medallion, carried out by Dr. Brooks and Terry Pusterla with the GBPS study group, a formidable study including hundreds of illustrations.
3923 | £4500
King Edward VII: An extensive and detailed study of the 1d., by Dr. Brooks, in two Devon albums, with kiss prints, central plate cracks, medallion flaws, upper quadrant flaws, corner flaws, flaws on ''POSTAGE & REVENUE'', flaws on Crown, foreign matter on plate, scratched units, cracked units and frame breaks, most with enlarged illustrations of the flaws, mostly used with many dated examples, also mint incl. De La Rue 1d. left marginal block of 30 with three showing major plate crack, etc., a remarkable work. (2,000).
3924 | £3500
King Edward VII: A most comprehensive study of the Pin (Plug) repairs to the 1d. (123), types identified as per Dr. Brooks article in the GBJ vol. 32 no. 2 and further annotated with Terry Pusterla's numbering; including different states of the repairs with detailed illustrations, mainly used with many dated examples, also 1/2ds. (8) used showing possible pin repairs, and Downey head 1d. pair and ''A 11'' block and South Australia 1d. (S.G. 294) pair, mint, showing similar circular flaws and various related literature incl. the GBJ referred to above.
3925 | £880
King Edward VII: A study of minor flaws on the 1d. (660) in an exercise book and on leaves, incl. dated examples, etc. also a similar study of the 1/2d. (510), mainly good to fine used, also 1d. mint upper pane of 120 showing ''&'' flaw on R5/12 and flaw on ''NU'' of ''REVENUE'' on R10/12, and plate 6 ''L'' shaped mint strip of 15 from lower left corner of lower pane showing right side of marginal ''D'' watermark.
3926 | £750
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1/2d. to 1s. mint collection on stockcards, most shades represented with both ordinary and chalky papers, incl. 9d. (7), 10d. (7), 1s. (6), varied condition, many fine. (70).
3927 | £120
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1/2d. pale yellowish-green with St. Andrew's Cross attached, contained in a booklet pane lacking selvedge, watermark inverted, very fine mint with excellent perfs. S.G. Spec. M2(1)ac, cat. 160.
3929 £480
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d., 1906 colour trial in cerise a fine and example, perf. 14 on crown watermarked paper, with gum . Photo.
3930 | £3200
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d., a mainly good to fine mint collection of plated mostly control items (180 items, 460 stamps) including complete bottom strips of plates 20b, 24a, 36, 39, 44 and 45b, also plate 3c strip control ''D4'' with stamps R20/1 and R20/1012 with R20/12 showing major plate crack, plate 53 ''H9'' block and pair showing R20/12 displaced clichs, etc., also incl. a range of mostly used singles showing plated flaws etc. (540).
3931 £1050
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. scarlet in an unmounted mint block of four from lower-right corner of sheet with control ''F 6'', variety part of ''6'' missing, few minor gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. (D4 and F7 with similar variety are recorded). R.P.S. Certificate (2007). S.G. 220 var. Photo.
3932 £1250
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. rose-carmine, a lower marginal single with ''F 7'' control almost completely omitted, fine mint and extremely rare being one of only two examples believed known. See S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 49. Photo.
3934 | £270
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. scarlet plate 9, control ''C'', D4'', ''E5'', ''E6'' and ''F6'' control pairs and ''D5'' control strip, all with R20/12 pin repair, the ''E6'' and ''F6'' pairs also showing damage to inner frame at upper left of R20/11, mainly very fine mint or unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. M5ha.
3935 | £260
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. scarlet plate 9, ''E5'' control corner block of four with R19/11 showing major plate crack at left and R20/12 pin repair, matched with ''E6'' corner block of nine (3 x 3) with R19/11 substituted clich and R20/12 pin repair, very fine and fresh mint.
3936 | £290
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. scarlet plate 9, ''D4'' control corner blocks of four and six with R19/11 and 20/11 showing no frame damage, ''E5'' block of four with R19/11 major plate crack, ''F6'' block of four overprinted ''MOROCCO/AGENCIES/10 CENTIMOS'' with R19/11 substituted clich, all also with R20/12 pin repair (S.G. Spec. M5ha), also ''F6'' single showing frame break at upper left corner, and five used singles, all R19/11 showing progressive states of the plate crack.
3937 £720
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. scarlet plate 30, ''C4'' (2) and ''D4'' pairs prior to rule damage below R20/12, ''D5'' block of four showing plate crack in marginal rule below R20/12 extending to ''E'' of ''PENNY'', and ''E5'' block of 8 and two pairs and ''E6'' strip, all showing plate crack in marginal rule below R20/12 and all with displacement and substitution of clich R20/12, also showing damage to frame at right of R20/11, mainly very fine mint. Photo.
3938 | £170
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. scarlet plate 58, ''I9'', ''I10'' (2) and ''J10'' control strips and ''I9'' block of 9 (3 x 3), each showing R20/10 spot under ''E'' of ''PENNY'' and other constant flaws, all with fine illustrations, mainly very fine mint. (4 items).
3939 £100
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. deep bright scarlet overprinted horseshoe ''SPECIMEN'' type 17, very fine and fresh with full original gum (unmounted). Hendon certificate (2008). S.G. Spec. M5(3)u, cat. 300+. Photo.
3941 | £130
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. scarlet in a unmounted mint block (4 x 8) from top-left corner of sheet, showing misplaced watermark, mainly fine. S.G. 219 var.
3942 £400
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 2d. grey-green and scarlet on chalky in a very fine and fresh unmounted mint top marginal block of 12 (3 x 4) from lower pane (mounted in margin). Hendon certificate (2008). S.G. Spec. M12(4). Photo.
3943 £120
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 4d. green and chocolate-brown on chalky in a very fine and fresh unmounted mint lower marginal block of four (mounted in margin). S.G. Spec. M24(1), cat. 325. Photo.
3948 £230
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green unused (regummed), fresh appearance, some short perfs. S.G. 266. Photo.
3949 £210
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green very fine used with ''GUERNSEY'' c.d.s. S.G. 266, cat. 650. Photo.
3950 £240
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green fine used with c.d.s. S.G. 266, cat. 650. Photo.
3951 £140
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green fine used with oval cancels. S.G. 266. Photo.
3952 | £900
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison 1d., a mainly good to very fine mint collection of plated mostly control items incl. perf. 14 plate 34c (4 items, 18 stamps), plate 62b ( 5 items, 14 stamps), plate 63 (strip of 3 and block of 6), plate 66 (6 items, 23 stamps); perf. 15 x 14 plate 34d (5 items, 12 stamps)., plate 61b strip and pair, plate 62 top marginal block of 4 and corner pair (matched with perf. 14 pair) all with R1/2 cracked plate, plate 62b (2 blocks of 6), plate 63c (pair & strip), etc. (112).
3953 | £300
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1/2d. to 4d. mint selection on stockcards with a good range of shades incl. 1d. aniline pink (crease), etc., mainly fine. (23).
3954 | £70
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14. 1/2d. dull yellow-green, plate 63b R19/420/5 lower marginal block of four with 20/5 showing left of crown broken, fresh mint, lower pair unmounted, gum creasing, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. M3(1)m.
3956 £220
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14. 1/2d. deep dull yellow-green (very blotchy print), a very fine and fresh unmounted mint interpanneau block of four, natural gum wrinkles. Hendon certificate (2008). S.G. M3(4), cat. 280+. Photo.
3960 £300
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14. 1d. pale rose-red, a very fine and fresh mint ''A 11'' (w) control strip of three, two stamps unmounted, centred left. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M6(1)var. Photo.
3961 £80
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14. 1d. very deep rose-red, very fine unmounted mint. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M6(2)var. Photo.
3963 £110
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14. 1d. carmine variety double gum, a fresh mint ''A 11'' (c) control single, a few perfs. just blunted, otherwise fine. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M6var. (see footnote). Photo.
3964 £200
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14. 1d. rose-carmine variety double gum, very fine unmounted mint, scarce. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M6(5)var. Photo.
3965 £150
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14. 1d. deep rose-carmine, a fresh unmounted mint ''A 11'' (w) control single, tiny tone spot on one perf., otherwise fine. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M6(6), cat. 500. Photo.
3966 £140
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. deep rose-carmine, a very fine and fresh lightly mounted mint example. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M6(6), cat. 350. Photo.
3967 £300
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14. 1d. aniline rose (F), a very fresh mint ''A 11'' control corner stri of three, centre stamp unmounted but faint toning at foot, otherwise fine. Clear Hendon certificate (2007) states 'Deep Rose shade'. S.G. Spec. M6(7). Photo.
3968 | £110
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14. 1d. carmine-red, a fine unmounted mint block of four, usual gum wrinkles. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M6var.
3969 £550
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. brick-red plate 58 trial printing with no watermark, a fine unmounted mint marginal block of six (2 x 3) from the left of the sheet, the upper two clichs displaced slightly to right and with thin marginal rule, possibly this marks the line of joining of two sections of different or the same plate in creating an oversize plate, a rare marginal piece. R.P.S. certificate (1988). S.G. Spec. M6a. Photo.
3970 £480
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. brick-red plate 58 trial printing with no watermark, a fine unmounted mint block of six (3 x 2) showing constant line of solder in horizontal margin between from the joining of row 20 of the original plate 58 to part of another plate or another part of the same plate, with the 2nd stamp in the upper row showing flaw in ''E'' of ''ONE'' and ''P'' of ''PENNY'' which originally occurred on R20/8 of plate 58, a rare piece proving the experimental nature of this plate. S.G. Spec. M6/ab. Photo.
3971 £450
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. brick-red plate 58 trial printing with no watermark, an unmounted mint block of four showing constant line of solder in horizontal margin between from the joining of row 20 of the original plate 58 to part of another plate or another part of the same plate, with the 1st stamp in the upper pair showing flaw in ''E'' of ''ONE'' and ''P'' of ''PENNY'' which originally occurred on R20/8 of plate 58, a rare piece proving the experimental nature of this plate, minor bends and lower pair with a couple of short perfs., otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. M6/ab. Photo.
3972 £520
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. brick-red plate 58 trial printing with no watermark, a very fine mint pair, the left stamp showing constant 'bullet hole' flaw, right stamp unmounted. S.G. Spec. M6a, var. Photo.
3973 | £480
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. brick-red plate 58 trial printing with no watermark, unmounted mint and used singles (latter with part ''OVERTON'' c.d.s., a fine unmounted mint vertical strip of three with the top stamp showing fatigue crack on left frame, also a perf. 15 x 14 block of four with upper right stamp showing the same crack, fine unmounted mint, and a De La Rue 1d. with ''JY 2/09'' c.d.s. showing an early state of the crack.
3974 £420
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 21/2d. deep bright blue (very blotchy print), a fine and fresh unmounted mint lower marginal example (mounted in margin). Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M17(1)var. Photo.
3975 £90
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 3d. purple on lemon fine unmounted mint. S.G. 277, Spec. M21(1), cat. 175. Photo.
3977 | £140
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 1/2d. to 4d. good to fine mint selection on stockcards with 1/2d. (3), 1d. (5), 21/2d. (3), 3d. (3) and 4d. (3), most shades represented. (17).
3980 £60
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14. 1d. deep carmine, very fine and fresh mint. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M7var. Photo.
3981 £550
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 1d. rose-carmine plate 58B, the complete bottom strip of 12 plus R19/1112, five stamps in R20 showing constant flaws incl. R20/8 flaw in ''E'' of ''ONE'' and ''P'' of ''PENNY'', and R20/10 spot under ''E'' of ''PENNY'' (S.G. Spec. M7a & b), and R20/11 break to left outer frame, very fine mint (stamps unmounted), light marginal creasing (one affecting R20/12). Rare and exceptional. Ex Trevor Clarke.
3982 | £650
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 11/2d. to 1s. mint collection on stockcards incl. 9d. (5), 10d. (8) incl. dull purple and deep scarlet (R.P.S. Certificate, 1980), 1s. (5), many shades represented, varied condition, many fine. (46).
3984 £600
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 11/2d. deep plum and deep green, a very fine and fresh unmounted mint lower right corner marginal block of four, minor natural gum wrinkles. Hendon certificate (2008) states 'Note - Red shade'. S.G. Spec. M10(6), cat. 1,200+. Photo.
3985 £420
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 11/2d. deep plum and pale green, a very fine and fresh mint upper right corner marginal strip of four, three stamps unmounted. Hendon certificate (2008). S.G. Spec. M10(6)var. Photo.
3986 £90
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 11/2d. deep plum and pale green, fine and fresh mint. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M10(6)var. Photo.
3987 | £45
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 11/2d. dull purple and green, a fine and fresh mint block of four, centred to lower left and lower left stamp with blunted perf., lower pair unmounted. S.G. Spec. M10(5).
3989 £80
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 6d. dull purple on 'Dickinson' coated paper, fine mint, showing misplaced watermark. R.P.S. Certificate (1987). S.G. 301. Photo.
3990 £85
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 6d. dull reddish-purple on Dickinson coated paper, fine mint with large part original gum. Hendon certificate (2008). S.G. Spec. M34(2), cat. 200. Photo.
3991 £800
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 10d. dull reddish-purple and scarlet, a top marginal block of four overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 22, exceptionally fresh with gum (unmounted), left pair with vertical crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. M44(1)s. Photo.
3992 | £85
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 1s. green and carmine (deep shade) plate H2b/B5a date cut corner pair R20/11 vertical scratch at back of ear but frame break repaired, very fine lightly mounted mint. S.G. Spec. M47(5)db.
3993 | £110
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 2s.6d. fresh mint and 10s. unused (regummed). (2).
3994 £350
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 5s. carmine, an exceptionally fine and fresh mint pair, usual gum wrinkles. S.G. 318, cat. 700. Photo.
3995 £520
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 1 deep green mint, a little gum creasing, fine colour. S.G. 320, cat. 1,750. Photo.
3996 £260
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 1 deep green, the 'Lowden' forgery, with Jersey parcel cancel, fine and scarce, also three other cruder forgeries. Photo.
3997 £240
King Edward VII: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1904 2s. booklet complete, all panes with inverted watermark, one pane with good perfs., others mixed, fresh cover. S.G. BA1, cat. 375. Photo.
3998 £110
King Edward VII: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1904 2s.01/2d. booklet (no. 1), all panes inverted, some trimmed perfs and minor tone spotting, cover creased, otherwise fine. S.G. BA1, cat 375.
3999 | £3500
King George V: A comprehensive mint reference collection of shades arranged as per the S.G. Specialised catalogue in a stockbook, incl. Downey Heads with 1911 (June 22) die 1A blue-green, die 1B very deep green, bluish green, 1d. die 1A rose-pink, die 1B rose pink, 1912 (Jan. 1) die 2 myrtle-green, bluish green, 1912 (June) die 1B aniline scarlet, 1912 (Oct.) die 2 deep bright scarlet, 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. very pale green, very deep green, deep blue-(''Myrtle'') green, deep myrtle green with Brandon Certificate (1987), , deep cobalt-green, 1d. pink, deep carmine-red, orange vermilion, 11/2d. very deep red-brown, chocolate, 21/2d. deep bright blue, Royal blue, dull Prussian blue ''R 21'' control single, with R.P.S. Certificate (1976), 3d. very pale violet, very deep violet, 5d. ochre-brown, bistre-brown, 6d. slate purple, 9d. very deep agate with R.P.S. Certificate (1974), 1s. fawn-brown, 1924-26 watermark Block Cypher with most shades, etc., varied condition. (261).
4000 | £320
King George V: 191124 range in a stockbook, incl. Downey heads, 191224 1/2d. to 1s. with multiples, shades, contrtols, varieties, etc. (100's).
4001 | £1050
King George V: 191136 used collection in a Simplex album with a good range of Downey heads, 191224 1/2d. (5) to 1s. (4) incl. 11/2d. 'PENCF'' error, 1913 wmk. multiple cypher 1/2d., 1d., Seahorses with 1913 Waterlow 2s. (3), 5s., 10s. (2), 1, 191518 De La Rue 2s.6d. (4), 5s. (2), 10s. (2), 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. (7, one showing major re-entry), 5s. (3), 10s. (4), 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d. (3), 5s. (2), 10s. (2); 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 1 incl. 21/2d. with watermark inverted, postage dues, etc. (100s).
4002 | £85
King George V: 1924-36 watermark sideways sets with 1924-26 and 1934-36 1/2d. to 2d. sets mint, and 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 11/2d. set unmounted mint (1d. with light toning in corner), some trimmed perfs. (11). S.G. cat. 601.
4004 | £780
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: A mint accumulation of controls in a stockbook with singles, strips and blocks, good range of printings, perf. types, shades, etc., mainly fine. (310 items).
4005 | £600
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: A mint collection, incl. 1912 die 2 1/2d. block (12 x 2) from base of sheet without control, also block of four 1/2d. bright yellow-green unmounted with R.P.S. Certificate (1975), 1/2d. single with no cross on crown and broken frame, 1912 die 2 watermark multiple cypher 1/2d. control ''B 12'' block of six, strip of three from lower-right corner of sheet, showing Crown missing in watermark (in margin), 1912 die 2 watermark simple cypher 1d. unmounted mint strip of three, one showing no cross on crown, another shows it almost missing, 1912 die 2 watermark multiple cypher 1d. ''B 12'' control block of six, showing crown missing in watermark (in margin), etc., mainly fine. (97).
4006 | £270
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: A mainly mint selection in blocks on leaves, incl. 1912 (Jan. 1) watermark Crown 1/2d. green unmounted mint block (4 x 2) from lower-left corner of sheet with ''B 12'' control, showing misplaced watermark, 1912 (Aug.) watermark Royal Cypher 1/2d. green unmounted mint block (4 x 2) from lower-left corner of sheet with ''B 13'' control with slightly misplaced watermark, etc., mainly fine. (85).
4007 | £85
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1/2d. mint selection in blocks of four (6) or six, comprising Die 1A, 1B (2, one interval margined block), 1912 (Jan.) watermark Crown, 1912 (Sept) watermark Mult Royal Cypher inverted (3, one with interval margin, one in block of six), mainly fine.
4008 | £270
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: A small selection, incl. 1912 die 2 paper trials with (a) pair in carmine on John Dickinson paper, (b) pair in carmine on John Allen paper, (e) in scarlet on John Allen paper pair and single, 1911-12 watermark crown 1d. die 1A unmounted mint block of four, one showing a blotch behind head, 1912 (Sept.) watermark multiple cypher 1d. scarlet with watermark inverted in an unmounted mint block of four, also 1d. scarlet die 1B booklet pane of six (without selvedge) watermark inverted, etc., mostly fine. (30).
4009 | £160
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: Various on leaves with a range of shades incl. 1911 watermark crown die 1A 1d. rose-pink, die 1B 1d. rose-pink (3), mint, etc. (108).
4011 £500
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1A watermark crown 1/2d. green error perf. 14, fine used with clear ''GT. YARMOUTH/AU 28/11'' c.d.s. on p.p.c. B.P.A. Certificate (1978). S.G. 322a. Photo.
4012 | £720
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1B watermark crown 1/2d. watermark inverted, 1d. (2, one inverted watermarks), 1912 die 1B watermark crown 1d. scarlet (2, one with inverted watermark), 1912 die 1B watermark simple cypher 1/2d. (2, one inverted watermark), all in booklet panes if six, mainly good to fine.
4013 £200
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1A watermark crown 1d. carmine-red fine used on first day of issue with London machine cancellation on ''God Save Our King and Queen'' p.p.c. with blue ''CORONATION/DAY/JUNE 22ND/1911'' circular handstamp on message side, very fine. S.G. 327. Photo.
4016 £100
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 die 2 watermark simple cypher 1d. variety watermark sideways, fine unmounted mint from lower-right corner of sheet. S.G. 350c, cat 250. Photo.
4017 £140
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 watermark multiple cypher die 2 1d. scarlet, watermark inverted, in an unmounted block (6 x 4) from top right corner of pane, slight crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 350wi. Photo.
4018 | £3800
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher, a mint collection in a binder, with a very good range of shades with 1/2d. (14) incl. very pale green, very deep green, olive green (R.P.S. Certificate, 1980), 1d. (15) incl. pink (creased, R.P.S. Certificate, 1971), deep carmine red, scarlet-vermilion (R.P.S. Certificate, 1979), orange-vermilion (R.P.S. Certificate, 1978), 11/2d. (12), 2d. die I (8), die II (4), 21/2d. (12), 3d. (7) incl. very pale violet, 4d., 5d. (4), 6d. (2), 7d. (4), 8d. (2), 9d. agate (4), 9d. green (3), 10d. (3) and 1s. (2), also some varieties inc. examples without wmk. (not guaranteed), 1d. ''Q'' for ''O'' variety (S.G. 357a), a selection overprinted 'SPECIMEN'' or ''CANCELLED'', etc., varied condition but mainly fine, some unmounted. (111).
4019 | £450
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher, a mint selection of watermark varieties incl. 4d. reversed, 7d. inverted, 8d. reversed, 9d. agate inverted, 9d. agate inverted and reversed, 1s. inverted, 1s. inverted and reversed, etc., mainly fine with some unmounted. (12).
4021 | £2700
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d., an extensive mainly good to fine mint collection of control blocks and strips in a stockbook, many plated, incl. complete bottom rows (30, some with additional stamps from higher rows), mostly plated, a fine range of shades, excellent lot. (340+ items).
4023 | £50
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, perfs reinforced between first two stamps, third stamp unmounted. S.G. Spec. N14(1)var.
4024 | £85
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. yellow-green strip of three with ''L 18'' control with R.P.S. Certificate (1984), 1/2d. bright yellow-green single unmounted from lower-left corner of sheet with R.P.S. Certificate (1979) for a strip of three, 1/2d. blue-green in an unmounted strip of three with ''K 18'' control, Brandon Certificate (1985), mainly fine.
4025 £4500
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. very yellow- (''Cyprus'') green mint, rather heavy hinge remainder otherwise fine, R.P.S. Certificate (1981). S.G. 355, Spec. N14(10), cat. 5,500. Photo.
4026 £260
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. bright yellow-green, fine unmounted mint block (3 x 4) from lower-left corner of sheet with ''G 15'' control. R.P.S. Certificate (1990). S.G. Spec. N14(11), cat 900 as singles.
4028 £580
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. pale olive-green, a fine unmounted mint booklet pane of six. R.P.S. Certificate (2001). S.G. Spec. N14(13), cat 600 as singles. Photo.
4029 £150
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. deep blue (''Myrtle'') green, fine unmounted mint. Photostat of R.P.S. Certificate (1985) for a strip of three. S.G. Spec. N14(15), cat 275. Photo.
4030 £110
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. deep blue-(''Myrtle) green fine mint with ''L 18'' control, R.P.S. Certificate (1979). S.G. Spec. N14(15), cat. 225. Photo.
4031 £320
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. deep myrtle-green mint with margin at foot, fine, photostat of R.P.S. Certificate (1976) for a control pair from which this example comes. S.G. Spec. N14(16), cat. 750. Photo.
4032 £420
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. in an unmounted mint strip of three from lower-left corner of sheet with ''S 21'' control, in an unlisted but documented shade of cobalt yellow-green. Photo.
4033 £110
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. deep cobalt-green mint with margin at left (folded), fine, R.P.S. Certificate (1976). S.G. Spec. N14(18), cat. 300. Photo.
4034 | £140
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1d. mint selection of shades, incl. 1d. bright carmine red in ''N 19'' and ''T 22'' control strips of three with R.P.S. Certificates (1986 and 1987), 1d. scarlet-vermilion, etc.,, mainly fine. (13).
4037 £1700
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1d. deep carmine-red, in a mint block of six (three are unmounted), some ink off set on gum, otherwise fine and scarce. R.P.S. Certificate (1988). S.G. Spec. N16(13). Photo.
4038 £140
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1d. scarlet-vermilion, an unmounted mint lower right corner marginal ''M 19'' strip of three, few gum creases and slight ink off set, otherwise fine. R.P.S. Certificate (1978) for a block of six. S.G. Spec. N16(14), cat 525 as singles. Photo.
4039 £150
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1d. scarlet-vermilion with variety printed on the back, fine mint. B.P.A. Certificate (1956). S.G. Spec. N16(14)e. Photo.
4040 £750
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1d. orange-vermilion, in an unmounted mint ''P 20'' control block of six, fine. R.P.S. Certificate (1986). S.G. Spec. N16(15), cat 1,200 as singles. Photo.
4041 £200
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1d. orange-vermilion, in a fine unmounted mint corner strip of three with ''K 17'' control, minor gum crease. S.G. Spec. N16(15). Photo.
4042 £580
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1d. orange-vermilion, a fine mint block of four from lower-right corner of sheet with ''K 18'' control, three are unmounted, minor gum crease. R.P.S. Certificate (1988). S.G. Spec. N16(15). Photo.
4043 £600
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1d. deep orange-vermilion a fine mint vertical pair, lower stamp is unmounted. R.P.S. Certificate (1988). S.G. Spec. N16(16). Photo.
4046 £80
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1d. deep orange-vermilion, mint, pencil notes on reverse and light bend otherwise fine, R.P.S. Certificate (1972). S.G. Spec. N16(16), cat. 350. Photo.
4048 | £80
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. a mint selection of shades, incl. 11/2d. yellow-brown with R.P.S. Certificate (1975, etc., mainly fine. (15).
4050 £190
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. very deep red-brown, a fine unmounted mint lower left corner example, photostat of R.P.S. Certificate (1981) for a strip of three. S.G. Spec. N18(4), cat. 300. Photo.
4052 £180
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. brown, mint, pencil notes on reverse, light bend otherwise fine, R.P.S. Certificate (1976). S.G. Spec. N18(8), cat. 375. Photo.
4053 £420
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. pale brown, unmounted mint, pencil notes on reverse otherwise fine, R.P.S. Certificate (1976). S.G. Spec. N18(9), cat. 550. Photo.
4054 | £80
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. ''PENCF'' error in red-brown and chestnut shades, in fine mint pairs. S.G. 362a, 364a, cat. 300.
4055 £220
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. Royal blue mint with ''O 21'' control, margin imperfections otherwise fine, R.P.S. Certificate (1980). S.G. Spec. N21 (16), cat. 300. Photo.
4056 £50
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. deep bright blue fine mint, photostat of R.P.S. Certificate (1979) for a pair. S.G. Spec. N21(5), cat. 225. Photo.
4057 £290
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. dull Prussian blue mint with margin at foot, light staining in margin just extending into foot of stamp, light diagonal bend otherwise fine, R.P.S. Certificate (1975). S.G. 373a, Spec. N21(17), cat. 800. Photo.
4058 £90
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 4d. deep slate-green unmounted mint, small gum wrinkle otherwise fine, photostat of R.P.S. Certificate for a block of nine from which this example comes. S.G. Spec. N23(7), cat. 200. Photo.
4059 £290
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 5d. brown variety no watermark, fine very lightly mounted mint, R.P.S. Certificate (1975). S.G. 382a, cat. 850, S.G. Spec. N25a(1).
4060 £350
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 6d. perf 14 in a very fine ''Q.20'' control block of six, unmounted mint. S.G. 385a, cat 870 as singles. Photo.
4061 £380
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 7d. sage-green variety no watermark, fine unmounted mint with margin at right, R.P.S. Certificate (1975). S.G. Spec. N27a(4), cat. 550. Photo.
4062 £450
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 9d. olive-green variety watermark inverted, fine mint. S.G. 393aWi, Spec. N30a, cat. 750. Photo.
4063 £280
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 10d. deep turquoise-blue in a very fine ''T 22 (imperf.) control block of six, unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. N31(3), cat 600 as singles. Photo.
4064 £270
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 10d. variety wmk. inverted and reversed, fine unmounted mint with margin at right. S.G. 394Wk, cat. 400. Photo.
4065 £650
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1s. deep bronze-brown unmounted mint, gum crease at foot otherwise fine, R.P.S. Certificate (1975). S.G. Spec. N32(10), cat. 750. Photo.
4066 £100
King George V: 1913 watermark multiple cypher 1/2d. and 1d. very fine used with excellent perfs., 1/2d. with ''SP 15/13'' dated c.d.s., 1d. with light c.d.s. at lower left corner. S.G. 397 & 398, cat. 405. Photo.
4067 £780
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: A used selection, incl. 1913 Waterlow 10s. and 1 green, 1915De La Rue 10s., etc., varied condition. (20). Photo.
4068 | £200
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. sepia-brown, 10s. indigo-blue and 1934 re-engraved 10s. indigo, fresh mint, the Waterlow 10s. reperforated at foot, other slight imperfections, fine appearance. S.G. 400, 402, 452, cat. 1,425.
4069 £1200
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. (2), 5s. (2), 10s. and 1 mainly good to fine fresh mint, a few perfs. blunted, excellent colours. (6). S.G. cat. 4,275. Photo.
4071 £350
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d., 5s. and 191518 De La Rue 10s. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 26, with some gum, few imperfections. S.G. Spec. N63s, N66s, N70s, cat. 2,300. Photo.
4072 £7500
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 Paper Trial (often mistakenly referred to as a colour trial) in an intense bright yellowish-green shade, on gummed 'Joynson Paper' watermarked single cypher, the paper originally intended for this issue but rejected on account of a tendency for the ink to spread along the paper fibres, overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 24. A superb unmounted left marginal block of four [R5/16/2] showing marginal guide cross. S.G. Spec. N72(1)u,var. Photo.
4073 £500
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 green exceptionally fine used with light c.d.s., excellent colour and perfs. S.G. 403, cat. 1,250. Photo.
4074 £420
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 dull blue-green, fine used and well centred. S.G. 404, cat 1,500. Photo.
4075 £1000
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 dull blue-green, fine used, lightly cancelled. S.G. 404, cat 1,500. Photo.
4076 £1000
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 2s.6d. (4 shades), 5s., 10s. blue and 10s. pale blue, mainly good to fine fresh mint, a few blunted perfs. (7). S.G. cat. 5,675+. Photo.
4077 £300
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 5s. bright carmine unmounted mint with margin at left, a couple of slightly blunted perfs. at foot otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 409, cat. 900. Photo.
4079 £110
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 5s. bright carmine, a used horizontal pair from left of sheet, three circular parcel cancels, fine. S.G. 409, cat 700. Photo.
4081 £800
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 10s. deep blue, fine, fresh and well centred mint. S.G. 411, Spec. N70(2), cat. 2,500. Photo.
4082 £250
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. (4), 5s. and 10s., good to fine and fresh mint. (6). Photo.
4084 £1350
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 23, with some gum, fine appearance. S.G. Spec. N65t, N68sa, N71sa, cat. 2,850. Photo.
4085 £200
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. reddish-brown on ribbed paper, a very fine and fresh unmounted mint top marginal example (mounted in margin). S.G. Spec. N65(3)e, cat. 375. Photo.
4086 £120
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 5s. unmounted mint, small gum bend otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 416, cat. 450. Photo.
4087 £90
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1934 re-engraved 5s. and 10s. fine and fresh mint, 10s. slight ink drag line on front. S.G. 451 & 452, cat. 525. Photo.
4088 £500
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 1/2d. pale green issued on ungummed paper (at Leeds), a lower right corner marginal block of 18 (6 x 3), bend affecting three stamps not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and very scarce, believed to be the largest surving multiple of this error. R.P.S. certificate (1975). S.G. 418var., Spec. N33(2)var. Photo.
4089 £300
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 1/2d., 1d. (watermark inverted) and 11/2d. overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 28 and unusually used with unoverprinted 11/2d. on 1938 (Jan.) printed ''R.C. KING'' envelope sent locally with ''THE TRIANGLE KINGSTON ON THAMES/SURREY'' c.d.s's. S.G. Spec. N33w, N4bx & N35w. Photo.
4091 £210
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 11/2d. red-brown interpanneau tte-bche pair fine mint. S.G. 420a, Spec. N35aa, cat. 500+. Photo.
4092 £190
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 3d. violet in a very fine unmounted mint ''G 27'' (perf.) control block of six. Photo.
4095 | £170
King George V: 1924-25 Wembley: A collection in a binder with mint and used stamps, various used on covers, unused and used postal stationery, exhibition p.p.c's unused and used, some with exhibition cancels, also 1935 Jubilee selection inc. booklet panes, plain f.d.c., etc., varied condition.
4099 | £230
King George V: 1925 Wembley Post Office Exhibit advertising cards, five different card with ''POST OFFICE EXHIBIT/GOVERNMENT PAVILION/WEMBLEY/1925'' slogan (no month or day dates), mainly fine.
4101 £6500
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 1 hinged to official P.U.C. stationery and cancelled on the first day of issue by ''POSTAL UNION CONGRESS/10 MY/1929'' c.d.s's, very fine and rare. S.G. 4347. Photo.
4102 £2100
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d. set used on postcard with embossed Congress seal at upper left and framed ''CONGRES'' handstamp, the 1/2d. and 1d. cancelled on the first day and the 112/d and 21/2d. on the last day with ''POSTAL UNION CONGRESS'' handstamps, very fine and possibly unique. S.G. 434437. Photo.
4103 £220
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d. set of ''K 29'' control singles used on registered first day cover from Manchester, some staining and blue registered crayon crosses the 1d., otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 434437. Photo.
4104 £270
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d. set used on display first day cover for the ''LONDON INTERNATIONAL STAMP DEALERS' BOURSE'', minor cover imperfections, scarce. S.G. 434437. Photo.
4105 £210
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d. set used on the first day of issue on three unaddressed printed Congress envelopes with ''POSTAL UNION CONGRESS/LONDON'' handstamps, very fine and scarce. (3 items). S.G. 434437. Photo.
4106 £150
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 11/2d. with ''Q'' for ''O'' in ''UNION'' variety mint, [R.2/1] from a booklet pane (one stamp removed) with upright wmk., a little gum toning and small adhesion otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. NCom7d, cat. 500. Photo.
4107 £450
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black a fine unmounted mint example, gum just slightly toned. S.G. 438, cat. 1,000. Photo.
4108 £400
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black unmounted mint, light overall gum toning. S.G. 438, cat. 1,000. Photo.
4109 £420
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black a fine unmounted mint example, gum slightly toned. S.G. 438, cat. 1,000. Photo.
4110 £400
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, a mint marginal example, hinged in selvedge only slightly yellowish gum, otherwise fine . SG 438. Photo.
4111 £290
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black mint, slight overall gum toning otherwise fine. S.G. 438, cat. 750. Photo.
4112 £270
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, fresh mint with just 'off-white' gum, tiny tone spot on gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 438. Photo.
4113 £350
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, a fine used example. S.G. 438, cat 550. Photo.
4114 £140
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black used, lightly cancelled, a few blunted or pulled perfs, otherwise fine. S.G. 438, cat 550. Photo.
4115 | £850
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 imperf. in violet and in orange, each in complete uncut sheets of twenty, produced for the 1975 British Philatelic Exhibition souvenir sheets, printed from the original dies.
4116 £270
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. Delegates card, addressed to G.P.O. Interpreter thanking him for his assistance, bearing large bi-lingual cachet, rare. Photo.
4117 £350
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. registration label, block comprising numbers 51-56 and 61-66, fine unmounted mint, few separated perfs, rare. Photo.
4118 £600
King George V: 193436 photogravure 1/2d. small format, ''Z 36'' cylinder ''48'' block (6 x 3) unmounted mint from lower-left corner of sheet with dry print error, from slightly affected at top-right stamp to almost completely missing at lower-left corner. Photo.
4119 £400
King George V: 193436 photogravure 1d. scarlet small format, variety watermark sideways inverted, in a fine unmounted mint horizontal strip of six, superb perfs. S.G. Spec. N50c, cat 750. Photo.
4120 £600
King George V: 193436 photogravure 5d. on 'Marsh' first day cover, very fine. S.G. 446, Booth 36m, cat. 1,250. Photo.
4122 £600
King George V: 193436 photogravure 1s. on 'Marsh' first day cover, very fine. S.G. 449, Booth 36r, cat. 1,000. Photo.
4123 | £420
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee: A selection, incl. 11/2d used on cover from Leeds date 4th. May 1935 (three days before official release, 1d. (2) and 11/2d. (2) used on 6th.May 1935 cover (day before official release), from Culmore, Londonderry, two sets used on separate plain f.d.c's, both addressed to Greece,etc., mainly fine. (16 items).
4124 £500
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee: A preliminary drawing by Harold Nelson, on card (235 x 137mm), in pencil with some red ink consolidation, depicting details of London's modern buildings along the Thames Embankment at left and St. Paul's at right. Photo.
4125 £500
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee: 1/2d. to 21/2d. set mounted in sunken presentation card, endorsed ''To Harold Curwen with good wishes from Barnett F'' (Barnett Freedman the stamp designer), also single 1d. signed by him as well, few minor tone spots, otherwise fine. Photo.
4126 £5500
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 21/2d. Prussian blue, a fresh unmounted mint lower marginal example, gum just a little 'off-white' and insignificant tiny gum glazes. S.G. 456a. Photo.
4127 £14500
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 21/2d. Prussian blue, a superb used example with clear light ''WESTMEAD CORNER CARSHALTON/SURREY/4 JY/35'' c.d.s. on clean uncreased envelope to London. The finest cover known, stunning. S.G. 456a. Photo.
4130 | £150
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee, a telegram sent from Buckingham Palace on behalf of King george V, acknowledging congratulations of his Silver Jubilee from the Aberdeen Philatelic Society, unusual and scarce.
4131 £200
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1912 (April) die 1B watermark crown 2s. booklet, complete apart from two stamps removed from first pane, all panes except first with inverted watermarks, mixed perfs. S.G. BB2. Photo.
4132 £450
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1912 (Sept.) die 1B watermark simple cypher 2s. booklet complete, first 1/2d. pane with upright wmk., others inverted, usual mixed perfs., fine. S.G. BB3, cat. 800. Photo.
4133 £400
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 192426 watermark block cypher 11/2d. advert panes (3) S.G. NB15(33, 49 & 62), 193436 photogravure intermediate format 11/2d. advert pane with adverts printed in red-brown (S.G. NB25(4), and 1937 KG VI 11/2d. pane (S.G. QB23(12)) with incorrectly engraved cylinder, some trimmed perfs., otherwise mainly good to fine mint. S.G. cat. 1,310. Photo.
4134 £290
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1924 3/- booklet edition 111 (without stamps), with mock-up for the advertising panes made from selvedge and labels, also 1935 booklets (2) without stamps edition numbers 311 and 312, the Airmail labels showing albino impressions of ''SPECIMEN'' overprint, unusual. Photo.
4135 £280
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1929 P.U.C. 2s. booklet no. 104, all panes with watermark inverted, perfs. vary as usual. Photo.
4136 £780
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1935 (Feb.) photogravure intermediate format 5/- booklet no. 9 including 11/2d. advert pane with adverts printed in red-brown, 1/2d. pane with one stamp detached and replaced, 1d. pane with some separation and one stamp small tear, otherwise fine, advert pane perfs. trimmed at top, other panes with excellent perfs. S.G. BB36, cat. 3,250. Photo.
4137 £350
King Edward VIII: 1936 1d. (2), 4d. (2) and 10d., unaccepted photographic essays on card by L.N. and M. Williams, fine, also 11/2d. imperforate single inscribed ''PROOF'', Photo.
4141 | £100
King Edward VIII: 1936 2s. booklet edition 359 and 3s. booklet edition 321, mixed wmks., 11/2d. panes in 2s. booklet with a few split perfs., also 1935 Jubilee 3s. booklet edition 297.
4142 | £220
King George VI: 1937-51 unmounted mint selection with 1937-47 1/2d. to 1s. and 1/2d. to 21/2d. wmk. sideways, 1939-48 set to 1 and 1951 sets (2) to 1, a few light bends, mainly fine, also Q.E.II graphites incl. 1958-61 11/2d. upright wmk. (slightly trimmed perfs.), etc. (43).
4144 | £580
King George VI: 1937-51 collection in two albums with mint and used definitives incl. blocks, inverted and sideways wmks. mint and used, booklet panes of two, four and six, high value sets used, commemoratives mint and used with blocks incl. 1948 Wedding 1 cylinder block, constant varieties, illustrated f.d.c's incl. 1946 Victory, 1948 Olympics with Wembley slogan, 1949 U.P.U., plain f.d.c's incl. 1937-47 definitives complete, also 9d., 10d. and 1s. on one cover, 1941-42 pale colours complete, 1948 Wedding, 1951 2s.6d. to 1 with commemorative pair, etc., varied condition, mainly fine. (few 100s).
4149 | £150
King George VI: 193951 mainly fine unmounted mint selection incl. 193948 2s.6d. to 1 set of 6 (both 2s.6ds. mounted), 1951 2s.6d. to 1. (43).
4150 | £160
King George VI: 1939-51 unmounted mint selection comprising 1939-48 2s.6d. brown marginal block of four, 1948 Wedding 1 cylinder ''1'' dot block of four, and 1951 2s.6d. to 1 sets (2), mainly fine. (16).
4151 £550
King George VI: 193948 2s.6d. to 1 set of six in very fine and fresh unmounted mint corner marginal blocks of four (some mounted in margins and 10s. ultramarine with gum creasing and marginal fault). (24). S.G. 476478b, cat. 1,400+. Photo.
4152 | £110
King George VI: 1939-48 2s.6d. to 1 set unmounted mint, a couple of light wrinkles otherwise fine. S.G. 476-478b.
4153 | £280
King George VI: 193948 2s.6d. brown (5), 2s.6d. green (10), 5s. red (1), 10s. dark blue (7), 10s. ultramarine (5), 1 brown (6), mint, and 2s.6d. brown (1), 5s. red (1) and 10s. ultramarine (11) used, mainly good to fine, some small imperfections.
4155 | £500
King George VI: 1940 Stamp Centenary specialised collection in three binders and loose in a carton with mint multiples, a number of f.d.c's mainly illustrated with a wide range of cancels, other covers incl. censored, Bournemouth and London exhibitions, ephemera incl. souvenirs, etc.
4156 | £100
King George VI: 1940 Centenary 11/2d. and 21/2d. (2) stamp sized photographic essays by and signed by Harold Nelson, (77 x 74mm) fine.
4157 £380
King George VI: 1941-42 1/2d. pale green lower right corner pair with a massive diagonal perforation shift due to a paper fold, a couple of small gum wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint, a dramatic variety. S.G. 485var. Photo.
4158 £450
King George VI: 1941-42 1/2d. pale green variety imperforate on three sides, a used pair with inverted wmk. from booklet pane, left stamp cut into and a few imperfections at foot, wavy line cancel, very scarce. S.G. 485var. Photo.
4160 £230
King George VI: 1941-42 2d. pale orange vertical strip of eight with margin at foot, lower three stamps showing a dramatic perforation variety due to a comb shift, mounted on two stamps and lower margin, lower three stamps unmounted, with a photograph of the block of 48 from which this strip comes. S.G. 488var. Photo.
4161 £210
King George VI: 1941-42 21/2d. pale ultramarine, cylinder (168'' no dot and control ''P/44'', perf. type 5AE, unmounted mint block of six, creased in margin only. S.G. Spec. unlisted and unrecorded. Photo.
4162 £520
King George VI: 1941-42 3d. pale violet in an unmounted mint cylinder ''30 dot'' block (2 x 4), perf. type 2A (P/P), fine. S.G. Spec. listed but unpriced. Photo.
4164 | £250
King George VI: 1948 Silver Wedding 1 (28) mainly fine unmounted mint examples incl. five marginal blocks of four.
4165 | £200
King George VI: 1948 Silver Wedding 1 unmounted mint sheet of twenty with cylinder ''1'' no dot, folded through two columns of perfs., a few light wrinkles otherwise fine. S.G. 494.
4166 | £170
King George VI: 1948 Silver Wedding 1 (25) good to fine used with c.d.s's. S.G. 494, cat 800.
4167 | £160
King George VI: 1948 Silver Wedding 1 (25, with five in blocks of four) good to fine used with c.d.s's. S.G. 494, cat 800.
4168 | £80
King George VI: 1948 Olympics 6d. lower right corner strip of three showing ''H.L.P.'' initials retouched in marginal rules, fine unmounted mint, also a small letter signed by Edmund Dulac, designer of the1s. S.G. Spec. QCom16b, cat. from 150.
4169 £70
King George VI: 1950-52 1/2d. to 21/2d. used on neat registered f.d.c. with a hand-painted ilustration of the Tower of London, North Farnborough c.d.s. cancels, fine. Photo.
4172 £450
King George VI: Booklets: 1942 (March) 5/- booklet no. 18, slight rubbing and minor dents to front cover, otherwise fine. S.G. BD26, cat. 1,100. Photo.
4173 | £40
King George VI: Propaganda Forgeries - Definitives: ''LIQUIDATION/OF EMPIRE'' overprint in black with Bermuda 11/2d. and St. Lucia 11/2d. both 'used'. (2).
4175 | £2800
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A vast accumulation of unmounted mint 1978 to 1980 commemorative issues in four cartons, mostly in traffic light gutter pairs, some gutter strips and a few cylinder blocks, and quantities of 1979 and 1980 miniature sheets. (Many 1000s).
4176 | £190
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A decimal accumulation, incl. Greetings panes, miniature sheets, booklets, etc. (few 100's).
4177 | £380
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: An unmounted mint accumulation of mainly 1960's issues in complete sheets and blocks incl. 1957 Graphite 2d. three panes of sixty, 1967 No wmk 2s.6d to 1 sets (40) in sheets, 1969 10/- (40), commemorative sets, etc. (many 100's).
4178 | £130
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A selection of errors comprising 1967-70 Machin 5d. imperforate block of four from cylinder 10, 1970 Christmas 1s.6d. ochre omitted (with normal), and 1973 Paintings 3p. gold (Queen's head) and embossing omitted (2, with normals), unmounted mint.
4180 | £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A heavily duplicated accumulation of illustrated f.d.c's for the period 1978-79 with commemorative sets incl. traffic light gutter pairs, miniature sheets, definitives with Windsor cancels incl. booklet panes, etc. Also two cartons of unused PHQ cards from the similar period many still in the original packs from the post office. (1,000's).
4181 | £2700
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A Q.E.II duplicated collection in twenty-seven albums with unmounted mint commemorative sets to 2007 with up to eight sets of each, also used with sets in blocks, miniature sheets with 1999 Timekeepers (8), 2000 Mathews (8), Smiler sheets with 20001 Consignia Robin (folded), definitives to 1993 Britannia 10 (7), booklets with Prestige issues, a few f.d.c's and packs, etc. (many 1,000's).
4182 | £580
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A collection of mainly decimal issues in thirteen binders with presentation packs incl. 1997 Castles (no 40), 2003 Fruit and Veg, 1968-2003 Year packs, also illustrated f.d.c's with many coin covers, etc. (100's).
4183 | £260
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A collection of high values in a binder with 1967-68 Castle 2s.6d. to 1 plate blocks complete, mostly blocks of six, Machins with recess printed plate and other blocks, 1977-87 cylinder blocks and traffic light gutter pairs, decimal Castles incl. plate blocks, also used, etc. (few 100s).
4184 | £200
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A mint and used heavily duplicated accumulation of Wildings in a stockbook with mint incl. Tudor and St. Edward's Crown values, inverted and sideways wmks., constant varieties, booklet panes incl. Tudor Crown 2d. inverted wmk. pane of six, 1d. label panes, 1d./3d. se-tenant panes of four, coil strips, quantity of used, also Castles used incl. 1958 !st. De La Rue 1 multiples, a few commemoratives, etc., mixed condition. (1,000s).
4185 | £140
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A mint decimal accumulation in eight albums in a carton with gutter pairs, traffic light gutter pairs, cylinder strips, presentation packs to 1997, 1984-88 and 1991 year packs, also f.d.c's to 2002, etc. (100s).
4186 | £90
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A duplicated stock of mainly late 1970's presentation packs with commemorative sets, defintives, postage dues and some year packs. (few 100).
4188 | £90
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation with covers and cards incl. Concorde first flights, House of Commons and House of Lords c.d.s's incl. 1965 Battle of Britain f.d.c., other f.d.c's, presentation packs, also earlier from 1868 with Jersey and Ireland p.p.c's, etc. (200 items).
4189 | £80
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A small selection, incl. 1962 NPY 21/2d. imperforate vertical pair without Queen's head unused, 1966 Hastings 4d. single (type 267) imperforate proof without magenta and green, also 1934-36 photogravure 1d. imperforate trial with larger head, etc. (18).
4191 | £50
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly used collection in a stockbook, incl. majority commemoratives, etc., varied condition. (100's).
4192 | £320
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 195275 mainly fine unmounted mint collection of varieties incl. 195254 Tudor wmk. 6d. block of 60 (12 x 5, divided in 2 vertically) the 3rd horizontal row with Doctor blade flaw, 196067 phos. 4d. marginal pair with perf. variety due to paper fold, 1960 Eoropa 1s.6d. brown shift, 196770 Machin 4d. vermilion pair with double vertical perfs., 1969 Christmas 4d. corner pair with double perfs., 1970 General Anniveraries pair with dropped gold heads, 1s. with gold omitted, 1971 Christmas 21/2p. upper right corner block the top right stamp misperforated due to paper folds, 1973 Paintings 3p. vertical pair with 7mm shift of vertical perfs. leaving the value on the right, 1975 Sailing 8p. variety black omitted (2).
4193 | £320
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 195280 mainly fine unmounted mint collection in two Lindner albums with definitives incl. 195254 Tudor wmk. , 195558 Edward wmk. 1/2d. to 1s.6d. sets, 19957, 195861 and 1959 graphite sets, 1959 2nd De La Rue 2s.6d. to 1, commemoratives largely complete (incl. 192667 phosphors), etc. (100's).
4196 | £250
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 1965-90 selection of unmounted mint sheets and part sheets in five files. (1000's).
4197 | £200
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 196997 mainly fine unmounted mint collection of high values incl. 1969 Machin 2s.6d. (2), 5s. (2), 10s. (2), 1, 197072 Machin 10p. (2), 20p. (11), 50p. (7), 1 (7) plate blocks of four, 197072 Machin 1 imperforate block of four, 197787 1 to 5 set of 8 in traffic light gutter pairs, 1993 Britannia 10 cylinder block of four, etc. (191).
4198 | £40
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 1969-72 selection of commemorative mainly missing phosphor errors incl. 1970 Cottages set, 1972 Broadcasting Anniversaries 5p. phosphor on back but omitted from front, etc., unmounted mint. S.G. cat. 200+. (20).
4200 | £240
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 1971-2003 virtually complete collection in five albums, contained in a carton, incl. 1992 to 2003 presentation packs, etc. (Many 100's).
4201 | £1600
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 1971-2005 a collection in twenty-two albums, contained in three cartons, incl. commemorative in blocks of four and six to 1999, after in blocks of six, also f.d.c's, etc. (1000's).
4202 | £320
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 1971-2006 an accumulation of Prestige booklets, incl. 2003 A Perfect Coronation (3), etc. (72).
4205 £1250
Queen Elizabeth II: Bradbury Wilkinson engraved die proofs of Queen Elizabeth II three-quarter face heads (2) facing right in double lined oval frames with shaded and solid backgrounds, side face head facing left with shaded backround in double lined oval frame, and three-quarter face bust facing right with solid background, printed together in black on wove paper (114 x 50mm) with printed heading ''FOR SKETCHES ONLY'' and with ''BRADBURY, WILKINSON & CO. LD. ENGRAVERS, NEW MALDEN, SURREY, ENGLAND.'' imprint below, numbered ''329'', fine. Photo.
4206 £1150
Queen Elizabeth II: Bradbury Wilkinson engraved die proofs of Queen Elizabeth II side face heads (2) in double lined oval frames with shaded and unshaded backgrounds, and three-quarter face busts (2) with different backgrounds, all facing right, printed together in black on wove paper (100 x 56mm) with printed heading ''FOR SKETCHES ONLY'' and with ''BRADBURY, WILKINSON & CO. LD. ENGRAVERS, NEW MALDEN, SURREY, ENGLAND.'' imprint below, numbered ''331'', a few peripheral marks well clear of heads, otherwise fine. Photo.
4210 £210
Queen Elizabeth II: 1958 1st De La Rue 2s.6d. to 1 set fine unmounted mint lower marginal. (4). S.G. 536a-539a, cat 575. Photo.
4213 £500
Queen Elizabeth: 1958-65 watermark multiple crowns 1d. ultramarine on whiter paper, 1d. imperforate (ex booklet pane) horizontal pair (tear between stamps) used on 1966 envelope with normal single, rare. S.G. 571b, unpriced used. Brandon Certificate (1996). Photo.
4214 £300
Queen Elizabeth: 1958-65 watermark multiple crowns 21/2d. type II on cream paper, an unmounted mint pair from lower-right corner of sheet, showing spectacular pre-perforating paper fold causing partial imperforate, fine. S.G. 574 var. Photo.
4216 £320
Queen Elizabeth: 1958-65 watermark multiple crowns 7d. bright green on whiter paper, in an unmounted mint cylinder ''1'' no dot block of six from lower-left corner of sheet, perf. type F(L) with glazed paper surface (as phosphor issue). Rare phosphor omitted error. See S.G. Spec. vol. 3 page 76. Photo.
4219 £700
Queen Elizabeth II: 1959-68 watermark crowns high values, 1960 presentation pack, priced at $6.50 for sale in the U.S.A., fine and rare. Photo.
4220 £620
Queen Elizabeth II: 1959 De La Rue 2s.6d. to 1 set in matching superb unmounted mint lower left corner marginal blocks of six (2 x 3), each showing the two plate dots in the margin, rarely seen. (24). S.G. 595598, Spec.T3a, T10b, T16a & T22a. Photo.
4221 | £50
Queen Elizabeth II: 1959 De La Rue 2s.6d. to 1 set fine unmounted mint. S.G. 595598, cat. 195.
4234 | £40
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 'Dollis Hill' phosphor trials, 2d. light red-brown strip of three on cream paper without watermark, used with part Norwich 1972 slogan cancel, all over greenish phosphor, a very blotchy printing possibly caused by the phosphor coating.
4240 | £60
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 'Dollis Hill' phosphor trials, 2d. light red-brown used on postcard with Norwich 1972 slogan cancel, all over greenish phosphor, also another similar card annotated ''Bt yellow Phos''.
4243 | £75
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 'Dollis Hill' phosphor trials, 2d. light red-brown streaky printing single on gummed cream paper with watermark Multiple Crowns sideways, crown to left, strong all over greenish phosphor, unmounted.
4252 £90
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 'Dollis Hill' phosphor trials, 2d. light red-brown interpane gutter strip of four on cream paper with watermark Multiple Crowns sideways, crown to right, all over greenish phosphor, used with c.d.s. cancels. Photo.
4258 £320
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 'Dollis Hill' phosphor trials, 3d. deep lilac block of 18 (6 x 3) on cream paper without watermark, strong all over green phosphor, used with c.d.s. cancels, pencil annotation on reverse. Photo.
4261 | £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 'Dollis Hill' phosphor trials, 3d. deep lilac single on gummed cream paper with watermark Multiple Crowns sideways, crown to right, all over greenish phosphor, unmounted.
4268 £100
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 'Dollis Hill' phosphor trials, 3d. deep lilac single on gummed cream paper with watermark Multiple Crowns (upright), central photogravure 4mm greenish phosphor band, unmounted. Photo.
4273 | £90
Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings: 'Dollis Hill' phosphor trials, a selection of covers with 2d. pair addressed to Dollis Hill cancelled Wembley 1958 slogan, 2d. no wmk. strip of three (lifted and reaffixed) annotated ''No Watermark Green Phosphor'' cancelled Norwich 1972 slogan, and 3d. on card annotated ''No wmk Green Phos overall'', cancelled Norwich 1972 slogan. (3).
4274 | £120
Queen Elizabeth II: 1957 Scout Jamboree set in unmounted mint vertical coil strips of twenty-two, fine. S.G. 557-559.
4275 £2000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1957 Parliamentary Conference 4d. imperforate pair, fine unmounted mint, very rare. B.P.A. certificate (1991) states 'unknown status' but we presume that this is an imprimatur from one of the NPM sales from which the handstamp was omitted. S.G. 560var. Photo.
4276 | £1150
Queen Elizabeth II: 196094 mainly fine unmounted mint collection of commemorative varieties incl. 1965 I.T.U. (phos.) 1s.6d. with 4mm downward shift of black (2, examples, one a corner copy, EC F238CSd, cat. 125), 1966 Landscapes 1s.6d. strip with blue shift and pre-printing paper creases, 1966 World Cup 6d. (ord.) black omitted, 1966 England Winners 4d. upper right corner block of 6 (3 x 2), the upper right stamp with perf. variety due to paper fold, 1967 Christmas 4d. upper left corner block of 9 (3 x 3) the upper left corner stamp partially imperforate due to paper fold, 1970 Christmas 5d. emerald omitted, 1971 General Anniversaries 71/2p. showing a marked mauve shift,1972 Churches 3p. missing gold, 1973 Paintings 3p. pair with fine perf. shift, 5p. t/l corner strip of 5 with doctor blade flaw, 71/2p. gold omitted, 9p. embossing omitted, 1975 Sailing 8p. with black omitted, 1979 Flowers 9p. upper left corner copy almost imperf. between stamp and left margin, 1994 Christmas 19p. imperf. pair, etc. with a good range of missing phosphors and colour shifts.
4277 £300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1961 P.O.S.B. (Timson) 3d. vertical pair, variety orange-brown omitted from upper stamp and partially so from the lower stamp, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 624Aa, ECGB1248MCa, cat. 425+. Photo.
4279 £1000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1961 Parliamentary Conference 6d. variety gold omitted in pair with the other stamp showing partial omission, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 629a, cat. 1,400+, EC GB1258MCa, circa 30 known, cat. 2,250. Photo.
4280 £7200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1962 NPY (ordinary) 1s.3d. variety blue omitted in a fine unmounted mint lower marginal vertical pair with normal, shows part marginal arrow, rare. S.G. 633/a, cat. 8,500+, EC GB1266MCa - circa 18 known, cat. 9,250. Photo.
4281 £220
Queen Elizabeth II: 1963 Nature Week (ordinary) 3d. vertical pair from the top of the sheet, the upper stamp imperf. between stamp and margin due to perf. jump. S.G. 637var. Photo.
4282 £3500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1963 Red Cross (ordinary) 3d. variety red (cross) omitted, a trifle soiled and slight wrinkle, otherwise a fine unmounted mint example of this popular error. S.G. 642a, cat. 8,500, EC GB1284MCa - circa 19 known. Photo.
4283 £7200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Geographical (ordinary) set in imperforate imprimatur vertical pairs, superb with gum (unmounted). (8). S.G. 651654. Photo.
4284 £4000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Geographical (ordinary) 4d. variety red-brown (dock walls) omitted, the unique used example (no mint copies known). Brandon certificate (1997). S.G. 652d, EC GB1304MCc, cat. 5,500. Photo.
4286 £3000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Geographical (ordinary) 8d. with variety watermark inverted, fine unmounted mint block of four from lower-left corner of sheet with cylinder numbers (mounted on front of margin), unique. S.G. 653wi, EC GB1306WEa circa 10 known, cat. 4,800+. Photo.
4287 £10000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Botanical (ordinary) 3d. variety sage-green (leaves) omitted, a superb unmounted mint top marginal example of this rare error. Brandon certificate (2000). S.G. 655b, EC GB1310MCb - 6 known, cat. 15,000. Photo.
4288 £600
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Forth Road Bridge (ordinary) 3d. variety imperforate between stamp and top margin, a fine unmounted mint upper right corner marginal example. S.G. Spec. W54a, EC GB1318IMa - 12 known, cat. 750. Photo.
4289 £350
Queen Elizabeth II: 1965 Lister (ordinary) 4d., a very fine unmounted mint lower vertical strip of three, the lower stamp with brown-red (tube) omitted. S.G. 667/a, cat. 375+, ECGB1334MCa, cat. 425+. Photo.
4290 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1965 Lister (ordinary) 4d., a vertical lower marginal strip of four with brown-red completely omitted from the top stamp and largely omitted from the one below, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 667a, EC GB1334MCa - circa 60 mint known, cat. 425+. Photo.
4291 £1650
Queen Elizabeth II: 1965 Battle of Britain (ordinary) 1s.3d., a top marginal vertical strip of three showing a spectacular 101/2mm downward shift of black (Queen's head and value) leaving the upper stamp with value omitted, fine unmounted mint, upper stamp with minor wrinkle. Photocopy of Brandon certificate (2006) for block of six. S.G. 678var. Photo.
4292 £1050
Queen Elizabeth II: 1965 I.T.U. (ordinary) 1s.6d. variety light pink omitted, fine used with 9d. on handwritten first day cover from London, very scarce. S.G. 684a, EC GB1368MCa - 8 first day covers known, cat. 2,500. Photo.
4293 £1100
Queen Elizabeth II: 1965 I.T.U. (ordinary) 1s.6d. variety light pink omitted, fine used with 9d. on handwritten first day cover from London, very scarce. S.G. 684a, EC GB1368MCa - 8 first day covers known, cat. 2,500. Photo.
4294 £100
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Burns (ordinary) 4d. variety black doubly printed, fine unmounted mint marginal from the right of the sheet. Brandon certificate (1999). S.G. 685var. Photo.
4295 £7500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Landscapes (phosphor) set in imperforate imprimatur vertical pairs, superb with gum (unmounted). (4). S.G. 689p692p. Photo.
4296 £420
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Landscapes (ordinary) 6d., a fine unmounted mint upper right corner marginal horizontal strip of three showing a progressive dry print of the green, giving the fields and mountains an 'snow-clad' appearance on the right stamp, unusual. S.G. 690var. Photo.
4297 £200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 World Cup (ordinary) 1s.3d. variety blue omitted, a used example with indistinct double ring c.d.s., slight bend, otherwise fine. S.G. 695a, EC GB1390MCa, the only recorded used example. Photo.
4298 £70
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 World Cup (ordinary) 6d. variety black omitted, used on plain first day cover with ''PRESTATYN'' machine cancellation, stamp damaged at lower right but very scarce. S.G. 694a, cat. 1,700+, EC GB1388MCa - circa 5 first day covers known. Photo.
4299 £5000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 World Cup (ordinary) 6d. variety red omitted, unmounted mint, slight gum skips but very fine for this rare stamp. Clear Brandon certificate (2002). S.G. 694c, cat. 6,500, EC GB1388MCd - circa 12 known. Photo.
4300 £1200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 World Cup (phosphor) 6d., a horizontal strip of three showing progressive omission of the black, the left stamp showing complete omission, the centre stamp partial omission, and the right stamp small part omission, fine unmounted mint and rare. S.G. 694pa, cat. 1,700+, EC GB1388MCb - 24 known. Photo.
4301 £9000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (ordinary) 4d. se-tenant block of four, variety four colours, black, blue, bistre and reddish-brown omitted, fine unmounted mint and probably the most spectacular British missing colour error. S.G. 696ab, cat. 9,000, EC GB1392MCa - 30 blocks known, cat. 9,750. Photo.
4302 £1150
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (ordinary) 4d. se-tenant block of four variety red omitted, with two normal stamps attached at right, lightly folded down vertical perfs. otherwise fine unmounted mint, very scarce. S.G. 696ae., cat. 1,500 EC GB1392MCe - 30 blocks known. Photo.
4303 £550
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (ordinary) 4d. se-tenant top left corner block of four variety bright blue omitted, blackbird with a couple of small gum wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint, very scarce. S.G. 696ae., EC GB1392MCh - 40 blocks known, cat. 1,250. Photo.
4305 £320
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (phosphor) 4d. se-tenant block of four, variety emerald-green omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 696a, pf, cat. 450, EC GB1392MCf - circa 90 mint blocks known, cat. 500. Photo.
4306 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (phosphor) 4d. se-tenant block of four, variety reddish-brown omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 696a, pj, cat. 250, EC GB1392MCf - circa 90 mint blocks known, cat. 275. Photo.
4307 £170
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (phosphor) 4d. se-tenant marginal block, variety reddish-brown omitted, fine unmounted mint with normal block for comparison. S.G. 697pj, cat. 250. Photo
4311 £11000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Technology (ordinary) 6d. vertical marginal pair from the right of the sheet, the lower stamp variety deep blue (Jaguar) omitted and the upper stamp partially so, very fine unmounted mint and a superb example of this popular error. S.G. 702b, EC GB1404MCb, cat. 7,500+. Photo.
4313 £2700
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings (ordinary) 1s.3d. variety lilac omitted, a mint example with some gum disturbance but very rare, we cannot recall seeing another. Brandon certificate (2006). S.G. 712a, cat. 2,000, ECGB1424MCd, cat. 5,750. Photo.
4314 £700
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings (phosphor) 1s.3d. variety lilac omitted, a fine unmounted mint top left corner example. S.G. 712pa, cat. 825, EC GB1424MCc. Photo.
4315 £1100
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Christmas (ordinary) 3d., a fine unmounted mint horizontal upper right corner marginal strip of four with each stamp showing parts of two gold heads due to a shift, spectacular. S.G. 713var. Photo.
4316 £2500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Christmas (ordinary) 1s.6d. variety pink (hat) omitted, fine lightly mounted mint. S.G. 714a, cat. 2,250, EC GB1428MCc - 36 known. Photo.
4317 £350
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Flowers (ordinary) 4d. lower left corner single with ''KEBLE MARTIN'' omitted from front and printed on the gummed side due to paper fold, fine unmounted mint and probably unique. Brandon certificate (2006). S.G. 719var. Photo.
4318 £5800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 British Paintings set in imperforate imprimatur pairs, superb with gum (unmounted). (6). S.G. 748750. Photo.
4320 £320
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 British Paintings 1s.6d. variety grey (clouds) omitted in a fine unmounted mint left marginal block of four, normal block for comparison. S.G. 750c, cat. 500, EC GB1500MCc. Photo.
4321 £300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Christmas 3d. variety gold (Queen's head and value) omitted in a fine unmounted mint traffic light corner block of four (some perf. separation between upper pair and lower left stamp with tiny blue marks on gum). S.G. 756a, EC GB1512MCa, cat. 600. Photo.
4322 £350
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Christmas 3d. variety printed on the gummed side, fine unmounted mint, very scarce. S.G. 756b, cat. 450 EC F305Gua - circa 20 known. Photo.
4323 £4000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Christmas 3d. variety both olive-yellow and gold (value) omitted, fine unmounted mint and very rare. Brandon certificate (2006). S.G. 756var., EC GB1512MCc, cat. 6,000. Photo. Tom Pierron notes 'Affects much of the image leaving it duller. Anything that was green appears blue instead (due to green having been made from the mix of blue and yellow inks). The two mint copies, from the estate of a GB varieties collector, surfaced in May 2006. Gold is weak on both mint copies; the value completely missing on one of the copies. A traffic light block exists with the bottom right stamp almost completely missing yellow due to a double paper fold'
4324 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Christmas 4d. imperforate proof pair from the foot of the sheet, the left stamp with unissued embossed gold head and without face value, the right stamp without gold or embossing, very fine with gum (unmounted), unusual. S.G. 757var., EC GB1514PRb/var. Photo.
4325 £1200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Christmas 4d., a complete horizontal row of twelve, the first stamp with gold ''4D'' face value only omitted, the rest normal, fine unmounted mint (folded and a little separation between centre stamps), rare. Brandon certificate (1998). S.G. 757/b, cat. 2,500+, EC GB1514MCb - circa 30 known. Photo.
4326 £800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Christmas 4d. variety greenish-yellow omitted, used, fault at left but very rare. Brandon certificate (1998). S.G. 757c, EC GB1514MCc - 2 known mint. Photo.
4327 £6000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Christmas 1s.6d. the unique lower left corner marginal cylinder strip of three, the lower stamp variety gold (value and Queen's head) omitted, perfs. separated between stamp and sheet margin at foot, otherwise superb unmounted mint. S.G. 758a, cat 6,500+, EC GB1516MCa - only six examples recorded, cat. 7,000+. Photo.
4328 £380
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Christmas 1s.6d. variety ultramarine omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 758b, cat. 450, EC GB1516MCd - circa 60 known, cat. 550. Photo.
4329 | £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 Bridges 4d. variety printed on the gummed side, a fine unmounted mint upper right corner traffic light block of eight (2 x 4). S.G. 763a, EC GB1526GUa, cat. 240+.
4330 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 Bridges 1s.6d. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint marginal. S.G. 765a, EC GB1530MCa, cat. 225. Photo.
4331 £260
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 Bridges 1s.6d. variety red-orange (roof tops) omitted, fine unmounted mint marginal. S.G. 765b, cat. 300, EC GB1530MCb - circa 120 known. Photo.
4333 £270
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 Anniversaries 9d. set of four progressive proofs, imperforate on gummed paper, showing the reddish violet, bluish grey and black colours separately, and the reddish violet and black together, with issued stamp, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 768var. Photo.
4334 £380
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 British Paintings 1s. variety gold, embossing and phosphor omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 773Eb, cat. 400, EC GB1544Mcb - 60 known, cat. 425. Photo.
4335 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 British Paintings 1s. variety embossing omitted, fine unmounted mint and very scarce. S.G. 772Ec, unpriced, EC GB1544EEa, cat. 225. Photo.
4336 £150
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 British Paintings 1s.6d. variety embossing omitted, fine unmounted mint and very scarce. S.G. 773Eb, EC GB1546EEa, cat. 250. Photo.
4337 £60
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 British Paintings 1s.6d., a top marginal pair with the lower stamp showing a fine paper join variety, most unusual, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 773var.
4338 £2500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 Christmas 4d. variety bistre omitted, a used example of this rarity, two repaired perfs. but the finer of the two known used examples (no mint are known). S.G. 775d, unpriced, EC GB1550MCc, cat. 3,750. Photo.
4339 £14000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 Christmas 9d. variety turquoise-green omitted, the unique example, being the lower stamp of a lower left corner marginal cylinder pair, the other stamp normal, superb unmounted mint. Brandon certificate (1996). S.G. 776/b, unpriced, EC GB1552MCb, cat. 10,000. Photo.
4341 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Ships 5d. variety grey (decks) omitted, a fine unmounted mint marginal example. S.G. 778b, cat. 175, EC GB1556MCb. Photo.
4342 £820
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Ships 5d., a fine unmounted mint lower left corner marginal vertical cylinder strip of three showing an approx. 3mm shift of turquoise giving a most unusual impression, the white area appearing almost as a submarine, folded between and some perf. separation. S.G. 778var. Photo.
4343 £2000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Ships 9d. se-tenant strip of three, the 'Elizabethan galleon' variety red and blue omitted, fine unmounted mint (2nd stamp slight marks on gum) and very scarce. Clear Brandon certificate (1997). S.G. 779ab, EC GB1558MCb, 40 strips known, cat. 2,250. Photo.
4345 £650
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Concorde 4d. variety violet (value etc.) omitted, fine unmounted mint marginal. S.G. 784a, cat. 450, EC GB1568MCa, cat. 550. Photo.
4346 £2000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Concorde 9d. variety face value and inscription omitted due to shift of the grey-blue leaving Queen's head also almost completely omitted, a good commercially used example with 1969 c.d.s., just a trifle soiled, otherwise fine and very rare, we believe this is the only known used example (6 mint are also known). Clear Brandon certificate (2000). S.G. 785a (cat. 30,000 mint). EC F355CSa. Photo.
4347 | £210
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Anniversaries 1s.6d. black omitted (2), another with yellow-green omitted, and yellow-green and phosphor omitted (3 with a pair), fine unmounted mint, normal for comparison. (7). S.G. 794e, f & Eya, cat. 520.
4348 £4500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Cathedrals 5d. York Minster variety pale bluish-violet omitted, fine unmounted mint and very rare. Brandon certificate (1997). S.G. 797b, cat. 7,000, EC GB1592MCa - 3 known (2 of which are contained in se-tenant blocks). Photo.
4349 £70
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Cathedrals 9d. variety black (value) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 800a, cat. 150, EC GB1600MCb. Photo.
4350 | £180
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Cathedrals 9d. with black (value) omitted, 9d. and 1s. with 'dropped value' shifts, normals for comparison, fine unmounted mint.
4351 £2000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Cathedrals 1s.6d. variety black (value) omitted, a fine unmounted mint example of this very scarce error. S.G. 801a, EC GB1602MCa - ''circa 42 known although many are damaged'', cat. 4,000. Photo.
4352 £800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Investiture 5d. se-tenant strip variety deep grey omitted, fine unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. 802a/d, cat. 750, EC GB1604MCb - 48 strips known, cat. 950. Photo.
4353 £1550
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Investiture 5d. se-tenant strip variety pale turquoise-green omitted, fine unmounted mint lower marginal, scarce. S.G. 802a/e, cat. 1,500, EC GB1604MCd - circa 15 strips known, cat. 2,250. Photo.
4354 £280
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Investiture 9d. upper left corner marginal pair showing an approx 9mm downward shift of the black (Queen's head, value and inscription), fine unmounted mint. S.G. 805var. Photo.
4355 £4000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Christmas 4d. variety gold (Queen's head and detail from star) omitted, fine unmounted mint and very rare. S.G. 812a, cat. 6,000, EC GB1624MCa - circa 5 known, cat. 6,750. Photo.
4356 £2000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Christmas 5d. variety olive-brown omitted, a fine used example with light wavy line cancellation, very rare. S.G. 813var., EC GB1626MCe - 2 known used (no mint examples recorded), cat. 3,500. Photo.
4357 £170
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Christmas 1s.6d. variety gold (Queen's head and detail from arches) omitted, a fine unmounted mint right marginal pair. S.G. 814a, cat. 260, EC GB1628MCa - circa 180 known. Photo.
4358 | £90
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Christmas 1s.6d. variety gold (Queen's head and detail from arches) omitted, and another with new blue omitted, fine unmounted mint, latter with tiny corner perf. crease, normal for comparison. S.G. 814a & e, cat. 220, EC GB1628MCa -& MCd.
4359 £350
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Christmas 1s.6d. variety deep slate (value etc.) omitted, fine unmounted mint marginal. S.G. 814b, EC GB1628MCb, cat. 400. Photo.
4360 £2400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 British Rural Architecture 5d. variety greenish-blue (doors) omitted, very fine used on piece, a rarity. Brandon certificate (1998). S.G. 815c, EC GB1630MCb, cat. 3,500. Photo.
4361 £170
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 British Rural Architecture 1s.6d., a lower left corner marginal block of six (2 x 3) showing a fine paper join variety, one stamp and margin with adherence on gum, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 818var. Photo.
4362 £1200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 General Anniversaries 5d. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, a fine unmounted mint traffic light single, very scarce. S.G. 819a, cat. 1,500+, EC GB1638MCa - circa 19 mint known, cat. 2,250. Photo.
4363 £210
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 General Anniversaries 1s.6d. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, and another with emerald omitted fine unmounted mint, normals for comparison. S.G. 822a & b, EC GB1644MCa & b, cat. 375. Photo.
4364 £150
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 General Anniversaries 1s.6d. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, a fine unmounted mint marginal example. S.G. 822a, cat. 225, EC GB1644MCa - circa 120 known, cat. 250. Photo.
4365 £260
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Literary Anniversaries 1s.6d., a fine unmounted mint horizontal strip of five with silver ('Grasmere') completely omitted from stamps 3 & 4 and partially omitted from stamps 2 & 5. S.G. 828b, EC GB1656MCb - circa 120 known, cat. 400+. Photo.
4366 £2500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Commonwealth Games 5d. variety greenish-yellow omitted, a good used example of this very rare stamp, some creasing and a little faded. This stamp has identical centring to the mint example sold in our November 2007 auction. B.P.A. certificate (2007). S.G. 832a, EC GB1664MCa - 'a few used known', cat. 9,750. Photo.
4367 £12000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Philympia 5d. variety grey-black (Queen's head) omitted, the unique example, unused with part original gum, very fine appearance. Brandon certificate (1996). S.G. 835a, unpriced, EC GB1670MCa - one mint known, cat. 14,000. Photo.
4369 £1200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Christmas 4d, a fine unmounted mint lower left corner marginal block of 24 (8 x 3) with traffic lights and cylinder nos., showing a dramatic perforation affecting the twelve stamps at left due to jumped combs, most unusual. S.G. 838var. Photo.
4370 £500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Christmas 5d. imperforate lower right corner marginal traffic light block of four, fine unmounted mint. A rare multiple. S.G. 839c, EC GB1678IMa - 120 pairs known, cat. 700+. Photo.
4371 £170
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Christmas 5d. imperforate pair, fine unmounted mint (''small ''B & K'' handstamp on gum). S.G. 839c, EC GB1678IMa - 120 pairs known, cat. 350. Photo.
4373 £70
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Christmas 1s.6d. variety salmon omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 840a, EC GB1680MCa - circa 120 known, cat. 125. Photo.
4375 £100
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Literary Anniversaries 3p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 884a, EC GB1768MCa, cat. 175. Photo.
4376 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 British Anniversaries 3p., 71/2p. and 9p. handpainted stamp sized essays for unissued designs, also issued set for comparison and set in fine unmounted mint lower-right traffic light corner marginal blocks of six (3 x 2), each signed by the designer ''Fritz Wegner'' in the lower margin. Ex Latto and Shaida. Photo.
4377 £220
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 British Anniversaries 3p. variety olive-brown (faces) omitted, fine unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. 887c, EC GB1774MCc - circa 100 known, cat. 400. Photo.
4378 £2900
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 British Anniversaries 3p. variety grey omitted, used on piece, slight trace of staining at foot, otherwise fine and believed to be unique. Clear Brandon certificate (2006). S.G. 887e, EC GB1774MCe, cat. 4,000. Photo.
4381 £160
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 British Anniversaries 9p. variety olive-brown omitted (S.G. 889a, EC GB1778MCa), sold with an example showing a fine shift of the olive-brown (double 'balls' etc.) and a normal, fine unmounted mint. (3) Photo.
4383 £4000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Universities 3p., the unique example with lemon omitted, used on 1971 (Sept. 27th) envelope from Wantage to Reading, slight crease at lower right, otherwise fine and a key error. Clear Brandon certificate (1998). S.G. 890a, EC GB1780MCa, cat. 5,250. Photo.
4384 £7800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Universities 3p., the dramatic error with black (windows) omitted, a fine unmounted mint lower marginal example (fold in sheet margin), a classic modern error and very rare, one of only two known. Brandon certificate (1996). S.G. 890b, EC GB1780MCb, cat. 10,000. Photo.
4385 £6000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Universities 5p. the unique cylinder ''1A'' single with unissued large ''p'' after the value, fine unmounted mint, the normal stamps for this issue are from cylinder ''2A'' printings. Brandon certificate (1993). S.G. 891var. (see footnote in Concise), EC GB1782TRa - 5 known, cat. 5,000. Photo.
4386 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Christmas 3p variety lemon (window panels) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 895c, EC GB1790MCc - 100 known, cat. 235. Photo.
4388 £750
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Christmas 3p., a lower left corner marginal cylinder block of nine (3 x 3) showing a dramatic pre-printing and pre-perforation paper fold, fine unmounted mint, unusual. S.G. 895var. Photo.
4389 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Christmas 71/2p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 896a, EC GB1792MCa, cat. 250. Photo.
4390 £2700
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Christmas 71/2p. variety lemon omitted, the unique example, light parcel cancellation, has part of adjoining stamp (also lemon omitted) at right. Brandon certificate (1992). S.G. 896d, EC GB1792MCd, cat. 4,000. Photo.
4391 £80
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Polar Explorers 3p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 897a, EC GB1794MCa, cat. 150. Photo.
4392 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Polar Explorers 3p. variety gold and embossing (Queen's head) omitted, a fine unmounted mint lower marginal example. S.G. 897Ee, cat. 200, EC GB1794MEa. Photo.
4394 £85
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Polar Explorers 5p. variety gold (Queen's head) and phosphor omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 898Eya, EC GB1796MCb, cat. 225. Photo.
4395 £230
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Polar Explorers 71/2p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 899a, EC GB1798MCa - circa 50 known, cat. 450. Photo.
4396 £250
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Polar Explorers 71/2p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 899a, EC GB1798MCa - circa 50 known, cat. 450. Photo.
4399 £160
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Christmas 3p. variety gold (Queen's head) and phosphor omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 904Eya, EC GB1808MCc, cat. 200. Photo.
4401 £2700
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Churches 4p. variety gold (Queen's head) and phosphor omitted, slight bend at top, otherwise fine unmounted mint, rare only six mint examples believed known. Clear Brandon certificate (1999). S.G. 905a, EC GB1810MCb, cat. 5,500. Photo.
4402 £2400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 B.B.C. 71/2p. variety brownish-slate (Queen's head) omitted, fine used on Edinburgh Bureau first day cover with the other values of the set, rare. Brandon certificate (1998). S.G. 911a, EC GB1822MCa - 6 f.d.c.'s known (no mint are known), cat. 3,500. Photo.
4403 £750
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Christmas 21/2p. variety gold omitted in a vertical pair with normal, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 913a, EC GB1826MCa, cat. 750. Photo.
4404 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Christmas 3p., a fine unmounted mint marginal block of four from the left of the sheet showing a most unusual partial offset on the front of the sheet margin leading to partial omission of the red-brown on the two stamps at left, upper pair with light bend due to the nature of the variety. S.G. 914var. Photo.
4405 £90
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Christmas 3p. variety bright green omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 914b, EC GB1828MCb, cat 225. Photo.
4406 £85
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Christmas 3p. variety bright green omitted, fine unmounted mint, the lavender background is also paler than normal. S.G. 914b, EC GB1828MCb, cat 225. Photo.
4408 £280
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 3p. top marginal se-tenant pair variety imperforate and gold (Queen's head) omitted, from a proof sheet, a few light wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint, with normal. S.G. 923a var, EC GB1846MCe, cat. 500. Photo.
4409 £210
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 3p. se-tenant pair, 5p. and 9p., all variety gold omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 923ab, 925a & 927a, EC GB1846, 1850 & 1854MCa, cat 575. Photo.
4410 £210
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 3p. se-tenant marginal pair, 5p. and 9p., all variety gold omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 923ab, 925a & 927a, EC GB1846, 1850 & 1854MCa, cat 575. Photo.
4411 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 3p. 'Stanley' single variety turquoise-blue omitted fine unmounted mint. S.G. 924c, cat. 900, EC GB1846MCb. Photo.
4412 £1300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 5p. variety grey-black omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 925b, EC GB1850MCb, circa 24 examples recorded, cat. 2,500. Photo.
4413 £1300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 5p. variety grey-black omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 925b, EC GB1850MCb, circa 24 examples recorded, cat. 2,500. Photo.
4414 £1300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 5p. variety grey-black omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 925b, EC GB1850MCb, circa 24 examples recorded, cat. 2,500. Photo.
4415 £4500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 71/2p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. Spec. 926a, cat. 5,500, EC GB1850MCa, circa 6 examples recorded, cat. 6,750. Photo.
4416 £2200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 9p. variety grey-black omitted, fine unmounted mint, very scarce. S.G. Spec. 927c, cat. 3,000, EC GB1854MCb, circa 20 known. Photo.
4417 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 9p. showing a dramatic shift of the brown-grey (facial features and hair) and a downwards shift of horizontal perfs., fine unmounted mint, unusual. S.G. 927var. Photo.
4418 £3000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Cricket 3p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint, very scarce. S.G. 928a, cat. 4,000, EC GB1856MCa - 30 known. Photo.
4419 £240
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 British Paintings 3p., 5p. and 71/2p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted (3p. also missing the embossing), fine unmounted mint. S.G. 931Ec, 932a & 933a, cat. 400, EC GB1862MCb, 1864MCa & 1866MCa. Photo.
4420 £170
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 British Paintings 3p., a fine unmounted mint upper right corner traffic light block of six (3 x 2) showing a dramatic 61/2mm shift of perfs. to right leaving the right hand vertical pair without face value. S.G. 931var. Photo.
4421 £500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 British Paintings 5p. variety greenish-yellow omitted, fine unmounted mint, very scarce. S.G. 932b, EC GB1864MCb - circa 30 known, cat. 750. Photo.
4422 | £85
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Inigo Jones 3p. sheet (10 x 10), showing a distinct cream background due to a very heavy application of the all-over phosphor, normal block of 12 for comparison, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 935var.
4423 £3800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Inigo Jones 3p. se-tenant pair, the left stamp with variety deep mauve printed double, fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 935Eac, cat. 5,500, EC F517MIa. Photo.
4424 £1700
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 3p. se-tenant lower left corner marginal strip of five, the first stamp with black (value etc.) completely omitted and the remaining stamps showing slight traces, also shows a thin horizontal doctor blade line in blue. Brandon certificate (2001). S.G. 943a, var., EC F539MCb, cat. 2,500 (2005). Photo.
4425 £1200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p. PVAD, variety imperforate in an upper right corner traffic light block of four, fine unmounted mint, very rare, only one sheet discovered which contained two traffic lights. S.G. 948a, EC GB1897IMa - 50 pairs known, cat. 950+. Photo.
4426 £160
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p. PVAD, varieties grey-black (value etc.) omitted, salmon-pink omitted and bright rose-red omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 948b, c & g, EC GB1897MCa, b & e, cat. 300. Photo.
4427 £50
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p. PVAD, variety grey-black (value etc.) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 948b, EC GB1897MCa - circa 100 known, cat. 125. Photo.
4428 £50
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p. PVAD, variety salmon-pink omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 948c, EC GB1897MCa - circa 200 known, cat. 90. Photo.
4429 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p. PVAD, variety blue omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 948d, EC GB1897MCc - circa 150 known, cat. 200. Photo.
4431 £70
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p. PVA, variety bright rose-red omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 948g, EC GB1896MCe - circa 100 known, cat. 135. Photo.
4432 £1500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p. variety red-brown (logs, basket, etc.) omitted (shows trace of the log pile but this is the listed error and listing example), the unique example used on small piece, creased at lower right, otherwise fine. Clear Brandon certificate (2006). S.G. 948h, unpriced, EC GB1897MCf, cat. 2,250. Photo.
4434 £95
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p. showing a fine 5mm shift to right of grey-black, a right marginal example fine used on small piece, the shift leaves the value largely in the margin at right and at left, and the faces 'floating', a nice error. S.G. 948var. Photo.
4435 £320
Queen Elizabeth II: 1974 Medieval Warriors 10p. variety imperforate, a fine unmounted mint pair. S.G. 961var., EC GB1922IMa - circa 50 pairs known, cat. 500. Photo.
4436 £380
Queen Elizabeth II: 1974 Medieval Warriors 10p. variety imperforate, a fine unmounted mint pair. S.G. 961var., EC GB1922IMa - circa 50 pairs known, cat. 500. Photo.
4437 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: 1976 Telephone Centenary 81/2p. variety imperforate between stamp and bottom margin, a commercially used example, slight wrinkling in sheet margin, otherwise fine . S.G. Spec. W328b, EC GB1994IMa - 10 known mint, just this example used. Photo.
4438 £280
Queen Elizabeth II: 1976 Christmas 81/2p., the complete right hand two vertical rows of sheet ( 2 x 10), no. ''197706'', the lower right corner pair almost completely imperforate between stamps and sheet margin at foot (the left stamp shows just a trace of a few indents, right stamp shows indents), fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. W350/a, EC GB2038IMa - 10 mint known. Photo.
4439 £190
Queen Elizabeth II: 1976 Social Reformers 10p., a top marginal single and a gutter pair (slight perf. separation) showing a marked (approx. 10mm) downward shift of perfs., leaving the Queen's head above the face value, the gutter pair with an abnormal 'small stamp' with face value but without Queen's head, most unusual and somewaht confusing. S.G. 1002var. Photo.
4440 £70
Queen Elizabeth II: 1976 Bicentenary of American Independence 11p. on illustrated f.d.c. with American Museum Bath cancel, signed by Sammy Davis Jnr., Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly. Photo.
4441 £42000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1976 Roses 13p. value omitted in pair with normal (separated and rejoined in sheet margin with hinge), fine unmounted mint and the unique example in private hands, the only other recorded examples being in the Royal Collection. A unique opportunity to obtain one of the most important QE II errors, the modern equivalent of the famous 'B-blank', but of far greater rarity. S.G. 1009a, EC GB2018MCa, cat. 35,000. Photo. Tom Pierron notes - 'During repairs to the cylinder, the face value of one of the stamps was covered. The covering was left in place during printing, but the error was discovered before distribution and all examples should have been destroyed. However, a used copy on cover with a Dover cancel dated 23 July surfaced as did two mint copies also from the Kent costal area. Both mint copies are from the same position on different sheets: row one, column nine. Just one mint copy, in pair with a normal, remains in private hands. The others are in the Royal Philatelic Collection.'
4442 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1976 Christmas 61/2p. variety imperforate in a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair. S.G. 1018a, cat. 700, EC GB2036IMa - 50 pairs known. Photo.
4444 £5800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1977 Racket Sports 11p. variety imperforate, a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair, very rare. Brandon certificate (2000). S.G. 1024a, EC GB2048IMa - 2 pairs known, cat. 7,500. Photo.
4445 £220
Queen Elizabeth II: 1977 Chemistry 11p. variety imperforate between stamp and bottom margin, the lower stamp of a vertical strip of four, fine unmounted mint . S.G. Spec. W359a, EC GB2062IMa - circa 10 known, cat. 400. Photo.
4446 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: 1977 Silver Jubilee 81/2p. variety imperforate, a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1033a, EC GB2066IMa - 25 pairs known, cat. 800. Photo.
4447 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: 1977 Silver Jubilee 13p., a vertical strip of seven from the top of the sheet, the lower pair almost completely imperforate except for faint indents on upper stamp, lower stamp with minor gum blemish, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1037a, EC GB2074IMa - circa 24 pairs known, cat. 1,500 (as imperf. pair). Photo.
4448 £3000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1978 British Architecture, Historic Buildings miniature sheet variety rose-red (Union Jack etc.) omitted from the 9p., fine unmounted mint, rare. Brandon certificate (1996). S.G. MS1058c, cat. 5,000, EC GB2116MCb - 6 known. Photo.
4450 £250
Queen Elizabeth II: 1978 Horses 101/2p. variety imperforate between stamp and bottom margin, the lower stamp of a vertical strip of four, the other stamps only partially perforated. S.G. Spec. W392a, EC GB2128IMa - 10 known, cat. 400. Photo.
4451 £320
Queen Elizabeth II: 1978 Cycling 9p. variety imperforate in a vertical pair with margin at top, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1067a, EC GB2134IMa, cat. 600. Photo.
4452 £250
Queen Elizabeth II: 1978 Cycling 13p., a lower right corner marginal traffic light block of four, appearing imperforate at first glance but showing traces of blind or 'ghosted' perfs., lower left stamp with gum disturbance, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1070var. Photo.
4453 £700
Queen Elizabeth II: 1978 Christmas 7p. variety imperforate between stamp and bottom margin, fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. W399b, EC GB2142IMb - 4 known, cat. 1,125. Photo.
4454 £580
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Year of the Child 9p. variety imperforate between stamp and left margin, two examples contained in a lower left corner marginal traffic light block of six (3 x 2), fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1091var., EC GB2182IMa - 5 to 10 pairs known, cat. 900+. Photo.
4456 £4000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet variety brown-ochre (15p. background etc.) omitted, fine unmounted mint and very rare. S.G. MS1099c, cat. 8,000, EC GB2198MCa - 6 known. Photo.
4457 £3200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, a plated set of nine sheets, fine unmounted mint, a remarkable and presumably unique assembly. S.G. MS1099c, cat. 7,200, EC GB2198MCb - circa 31 known, cat. 7,650. Photo.
4458 £8000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet variety bright blue (loss of shading along the edges of the sheet, 13p. background etc.) omitted, fine unmounted mint, very rare. S.G. MS1099e, cat. 12,000, EC GB2198MCc - circa 4 known, cat. 14,000. Photo.
4459 £8000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet variety bright blue (loss of shading along the edges of the sheet, 13p. background etc.) omitted, fine unmounted mint, very rare. S.G. MS1099e, cat. 12,000, EC GB2198MCc - circa 4 known, cat. 14,000. Photo.
4460 £4500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet variety bright myrtle-green (10p. background etc.) omitted, fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. MS1099f, cat. 7,000, EC GB2198MCd - 6 known, cat. 8,000. Photo.
4461 £350
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet variety pale greenish-yellow omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. MS1099g, cat. 800, EC GB2198MCe - 34 mint known. Photo.
4462 £380
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet variety greenish yellow omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. MS1099g, EC GB2198MCe, cat. 850. Photo.
4463 £1000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet variety bright rosine omitted, fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. MS1099h, cat. 2,000, EC GB2198MCf - circa 12 known, cat. 2,500. Photo.
4464 £1100
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet variety bistre-brown omitted, fine unmounted mint rare. S.G. MS1099i, cat. 2,000, EC GB2198MCg - 12 known, cat. 2,500. Photo.
4465 £1100
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet variety bistre-brown omitted, fine unmounted mint rare. S.G. MS1099i, cat. 2,000, EC GB2198MCg - 12 known, cat. 2,500. Photo.
4466 £600
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Police 13p., a vertical pair from the foot of the sheet, almost completely imperforate, showing faint traces of 'ghosted' perfs. at left and at top of upper stamp, lower stamp imperf. between stamp and margin, used with part ''SOUTHAMPTON/19 JLY'' c.d.s. S.G. 1102var. Photo.
4467 £27000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1980 Railways 12p. lower right corner marginal se-tenant strip of five variety lemon omitted, fine unmounted mint and a great modern rarity. Brandon certificate (1996). S.G. 1113ac, EC GB2226MCa - two strips known, cat. 30,000. Photo.
4468 £480
Queen Elizabeth II: 1980 Railways 12p. S.G. 1114, an almost completely imperforate vertical pair, showing just the faintest traces of 'ghosted' perfs. at right side, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1114var. Photo.
4469 £270
Queen Elizabeth II: 1980 Sports Centenaries 15p. variety imperforate between stamp and sheet margin at foot, contained in a fine unmounted mint vertical strip of three. S.G. Spec. W466b, EC F803IMa - circa 30 known. Photo.
4470 £1350
Queen Elizabeth II: 1980 Christmas 10p. variety imperforate in a superb unmounted mint horizontal top marginal pair showing part marginal arrow. S.G. 1138a, EC GB2276IMa - 10 pairs known, cat. 2,000. Photo.
4471 £820
Queen Elizabeth II: 1982 Maritime Heritage 151/2p. variety black (recess printing) omitted, a very fine used example, rare. S.G. 1187var. (see footnote in Concise), EC GB2374MCa - 1 unused and 6 used known, cat. 1,750. Photo.
4473 £1350
Queen Elizabeth II: 1983 British River Fish 151/2p., an imperforate gutter pair showing slight downward shift of bistre-yellow, upper stamp with slight crease or wrinkle not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 1207a, cat. 3,000. EC GB2414IMa - circa 10 pairs known. Photo.
4474 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1983 Christmas 16p., the complete fifth vertical row of the sheet, the bottom stamp completely imperforate and the one above only partially perforated, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1232a, EC GB2464IMa - circa 13 pairs known (cat. 1,500 as an imperf. pair). Photo.
4475 £3500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1984 Urban Renewal 201/2p. imperforate lower left corner marginal pair, being part of a cylinder block of six, shows just a very faint trace of indents at top, fine unmounted mint, very rare. S.G. 1246/a, EC GB2492IMa - 3 pairs known, cat. 5,000. Photo.
4476 £7500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1984 Europa 201/2p., a lower right corner marginal traffic light block of eight (2 x 4), the traffic light block of four completely imperforate, the pair above almost imperforate, and the top pair partially perforated, superb unmounted mint and very rare. S.G. 1251a/ab, cat. 10,000+, EC GB2052IMa - 5 to 10 pairs known. Photo.
4478 £2500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1984 Christmas 17p., a lower left corner marginal no dot cylinder block of nine (3 x 3), the lower left corner horizontal pair completely imperforate and the adjoining stamps partly imperforate, fine unmounted mint and very scarce. S.G. 1268/a, cat. 4,000+, EC GB2536IMa - 10 to 15 pairs known. Photo.
4479 £2200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1985 British Composers 17p. imperforate lower left corner marginal pair, being part of a cylinder block of four, shows just a very faint trace of indents at top, fine unmounted mint, very rare. S.G. 1282/a, EC GB2492IMa - circa 3 pairs known, cat. 3,750. Photo.
4480 £480
Queen Elizabeth II: 1985 Safety at Sea 17p., a lower left corner copy variety imperforate between stamp and margin at bottom, fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 1286var., EC GB2572IMa - circa 4 known, cat. 450. Photo.
4481 £1200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1985 350 Years of Royal Mail Service 34p., a block of four, imperforate between horizontally, natural line in margin between and upper right stamp with small corner crease, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1293a, cat 3,000, EC GB2586IMa - circa 20 pairs known. Photo.
4482 £3800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1986 Christmas 12p., a lower right corner marginal traffic light block of six (3 x 2) with the right hand block of four completely imperforate and the left pair largely imperforate, minor wrinkles and centre stamp in lower row with surface scratch, lower left stamp small fault at lower left, otherwise fine unmounted mint and rare. Brandon certificate (1995). S.G. 1341a, EC GB2682IMa - circa 6 pairs known, cat. 6,000. Photo.
4484 £850
Queen Elizabeth II: 1988 Christmas 19p. variety imperforate, a fine unmounted mint horizontal marginal pair from the right of the sheet contained in a strip of three, the left stamp largely imperforate and with horizontal perfs. misplaced. S.G. 1415a, EC GB2830IMa - circa 30 pairs known, cat. 1,400+. Photo.
4485 £3000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1989 Industrial Archaeology 32p. alternate design trial with ''P'' after value, larger inscription and with date at lower left instead of right, very fine with gum, believed to be the only example in private hands. S.G. 1442var., EC GB2884TRa, cat. 5,000. Photo.
4486 £16500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1989 Lord Mayor's Show 20p. the unique imperforate upper left corner cylinder block of ten comprising two se-tenant strips of five, fine unmounted mint, light bends on 3rd and 4th vertical rows in no way detracting from this rarity. S.G. 1457ab, cat. 24,000+, EC GB2914IMa - circa 3 strips known. Photo. As noted by Tom Pierron, the listed imperforate strips of five show faint traces of a few blind perfs. at right.
4487 £3500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1990 R.S.P.C.A. 29p., a lower right corner marginal block of four, the lower pair completely imperforate, very fine unmounted mint (a few tiny specks on gum), rare. S.G. 1480a, cat. 5,000, EC GB2960IMa - 5 pairs known. Photo.
4488 £1100
Queen Elizabeth II: 1990 Gallantry Awards 20p. D.S.C. & D.S.M. variety imperforate, a superb unmounted mint left marginal horizontal pair. S.G. 1519a, cat. 1,800. EC GB3038IMa - 25 pairs known (15 of which are damaged). Photo.
4489 £380
Queen Elizabeth II: 1990 Gallantry Awards 20p. imperforate lower marginal pair, right stamp with vertical crease along right edge, otherwise fine unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. 1519a, cat. 1,800, EC GB3038IMa - 25 ppairs known (15 damaged). Photo.
4490 £980
Queen Elizabeth II: 1991 Dogs 22p. variety imperforate, a fine unmounted mint left marginal horizontal pair, small wrinkle. S.G. 1531a, EC GB3062IMa - circa 15 pairs known, cat. 1,500. Photo.
4491 £1500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1991 Dogs 31p. variety imperforate, a superb unmounted mint right marginal horizontal pair, very scarce. S.G. 1533a, EC GB3066IMa - circa 11 pairs known, cat. 2,000. Photo.
4492 £2200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1991 Roses 22p. variety black printed double, fine used, very rare, believed to be the only known example and the finest modern G.B. double print we have seen. S.G. 1568Ea, EC GB3136MIa, cat. 3,000. Photo.
4493 £3800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1991 Dinosaurs 22p., an upper right corner marginal block of eight (4 x 2) with the corner block of four completely imperforate and superb unmounted mint, the remaining stamps partially perforated and with 2mm shift of perfs. to the right (upper pair with slight gum blemish), very scarce. S.G. 1573/a, EC GB3146IMa - circa 10 pairs known, cat. 4,400+. Photo.
4494 £1200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1991 Ordnance Survey 24p. variety black and magenta printed double, fine unmounted mint, very scarce. Brandon certificate (1998) S.G. 1578Eb, EC GB3166MIb - circa 10 known, cat. 2,250. Photo.
4495 £520
Queen Elizabeth II: 1991 Christmas 18p. variety imperforate between stamp and bottom margin, two examples, being the lower pair of a block of six (2 x 3), fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1582var., EC GB3146IMa - circa 10 known, cat. 800+. Photo.
4497 £260
Queen Elizabeth II: 1992 Wintertime 24p. imperforate horizontal pair, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1588a, EC GB3176IMa - circa 50 pairs known, cat. 500. Photo.
4498 £480
Queen Elizabeth II: 1992 Lord Tennyson 24p., a fine unmounted mint upper left corner dot cylinder block of 12 (4 x 3), the upper left corner vertical pair almost completely imperforate between stamps and margin at left (trace of faint indents). S.G. 1607var., no imperforates recorded for this issue. Photo.
4500 £380
Queen Elizabeth II: 1992 Gilbert and Sullivan 24p. imperforate horizontal pair, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1625a, EC GB3250IMa, cat. 600. Photo.
4501 £1450
Queen Elizabeth II: 1993 10 variety silver omitted, an unmounted mint marginal example from the right of the sheet, light creasing or bends, otherwise fine. S.G. 1658a, cat. 1,500, EC GB3316MCa - circa 20 known, cat. 3,500. Photo.
4502 £4500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1993 Christmas 19p., a left marginal no dot cylinder block of twelve (3 x 4), the lower left corner horizontal cylinder pair completely imperforate and superb unmounted mint, the pair above almost completely imperforate (faint trace of indents at top but one of the three imperforate pairs recorded by Pierron, sheet margin partly separated with tear at left just clear) and the remaining stamps partly perforated to varying degrees. A very rare imperforate. S.G. 1790/a, cat. 8,000+, EC GB3580IMa - 3 pairs known. Photo. Tom Pierron notes 'The error occurred at the bottom left of a sheet (cylinder 2A1B1C1D1E1F). The original find has been split into a cylinder block of nine featuring two imperforate pairs and a bottom marginal strip of three comprising an imperforate pair and an example imperforate to bottom margin.'
4504 £290
Queen Elizabeth II: 1994 Channel Tunnel 41p., a fine unmounted mint upper left corner marginal dot cylinder block of six (3 x 2) showing multiple colour shifts, spectacular. S.G. 1822a, var., EC F1612CSa - circa 30 pairs known, cat. 285+ (2005). Photo.
4505 £200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1994 Christmas 19p., a fine unmounted mint folded gutter pair showing dramatic non-coincident downward shifts of all colours except the deep green (Queen's head and value), the most extraordinary colour shift we have seen. S.G. 1843var., EC F1643CSa - circa 30 known, cat. 350+ (2005). Photo.
4506 £270
Queen Elizabeth II: 1994 Christmas 19p., an imperforate lower right corner marginal traffic light block of six (2 x 3), fine unmounted mint, a common imperforate but a very scarce traffic light block. S.G. 1843a, EC GB3686IMa, cat. 525+. Photo.
4508 £8200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1995 Europa 25p., an upper left corner marginal dot cylinder block of 12 (4 x 3), the upper left corner vertical pair variety completely imperforate and the adjoining stamps only partly perforated, very fine unmounted mint, some separation between 2nd and 3rd horizontal rows well clear of the error. A key piece, believed to be unique. S.G. 1876a, unpriced, EC GB3752IMa, cat. 8,750+. Photo.
4509 £1600
Queen Elizabeth II: 1995 Pioneers of Communications 25p. variety silver (Queen's head and face value) omitted, in fine unmounted mint corner marginal block of four. S.G. 1888a, cat. 2,400, EC GB3776MCa - 68 mint known, cat. 2,300. Photo.
4511 £350
Queen Elizabeth II: 1996 Famous Women 26p. imperforate horizontal pair, fine unmounted mint. Brandon certificate (1997). S.G. 1936a, cat. 600, EC GB3872IMa - 50 pairs known. Photo.
4512 £3800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1996 Classic Sports Cars 37p. variety imperforate, a lower left corner marginal dot cylinder block of six (2 x 3), very fine unmounted mint, a few trivial gum bends or wrinkles, a unique multiple. S.G. 1947a, EC GB 3894IMa - circa 20 pairs known, cat. 4,500+. Photo.
4513 £2200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1996 Classic Sports Cars 43p. variety imperforate, a lower left corner marginal pair contained in a superb unmounted mint block of 15 (5 x 3, the lower three rows of the pane) showing dot cylinder ''1A, 1B, 2C, 2D, 2E'', the adjacent stamps only partly perforated. S.G. 1948/a, EC GB 3896IMa - circa 8 pairs known, cat. 2,600+. Photo.
4515 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1997 Castles 2 variety gold (Queen's head) fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1994a, cat. 700, EC GB3988MCa - 100 known. Photo.
4516 £2600
Queen Elizabeth II: 1997 Christmas 31p. horizontal strip of five from the left of the sheet with the left hand pair completely imperforate and the next stamp partially imperforate, fine unmounted mint and rare. S.G. 2008a, cat. 2,500+, EC GB4016IMa - circa 8 pairs known, cat. 3,000+. Photo.
4517 £2500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1997 Royal Golden Wedding 26p., an imperforate vertical pair, unused with part original gum, paper fibre adherence on gum, otherwise fine and rare . S.G. 2012a, cat. 8,000, EC GB4024IMa - circa 8 pairs known. Photo.
4518 £80
Queen Elizabeth II: 1998 Endangered Species 20p., an imperforate marginal pair from the right of the sheet, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 2015var., EC GB4030IMa - circa 150 pairs known. Photo.
4519 £11000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1998 Diana Commemoration 26p., an imperforate se-tenant strip of five, marginal from the top of the sheet showing sheet number ''031220'', fine unmounted mint, very rare and a key item of QE II philately. Brandon certificate (1999). S.G. 2021ab, EC GB4042IMa - circa six strips known, cat. 15,000. Photo.
4520 £2500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1998 Comedians 20p. Tommy Cooper, variety black and vermilion printed quadruple and rose-pink and new blue printed double, fine used, a striking error, believed to be unique. Brandon certificate (2000). S.G. 2041Eb, EC GB4082MIb, cat. 2,500. Photo.
4522 £1450
Queen Elizabeth II: 1998 Comedians unissued Joyce Grenfell 30p., a very fine unmounted mint example of this scarce stamp, which was issued with a face value of 37p. See footnote after S.G. 2045, EC GB4086VEa - circa 30 mint known, cat. 2,500. Photo.
4523 £2200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1998 British Land Speed Record Holders 26p., a horizontal corner marginal strip of five with the forth stamp variety rosine (face value) omitted, fine unmounted mint, shows sheet number ''012443''. S.G. 2060a, cat. 3,500, EC GB4120MCa - circa 20 known. Photo.
4524 £3500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1998 Christmas 26p., a lower right corner marginal traffic light block of fifteen, the traffic light block of four completely imperforate pairs and five stamps partially imperforate (one with small fault), fine unmounted mint, a unique and spectacular multiple. S.G. 2065/a, EC GB4130IMa - circa 14 pairs known, cat. 6,000+. Photo.
4527 £300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1999 Millenium series: 1999 Settlers' Tale 26p. and Workers' Tale 26p. se-tenant booklet pane, variety imperforate, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 2085a, var., EC GB4179PRa - 16 pairs known, cat. 1,450. Photo.
4528 £270
Queen Elizabeth II: 1999 Millennium Series - 'The Workers' Tale' 19p. variety bronze (Queen's head and inscription) omitted, fine unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. 2008a., EC GB4176MCa - circa 30 known, cat. 425. Photo.
4530 £950
Queen Elizabeth II: 1999 Royal Wedding 26p., an imperforate vertical pair, superb unmounted mint, very scarce. S.G. 2096a, EC GB4192IMa - 16 pairs known, cat. 1,500. Photo.
4531 £600
Queen Elizabeth II: 1999 Millennium Series 'The Scientists' Tale' 26p., a completely imperforate horizontal pair, being the left pair of a strip of four, very fine unmounted mint. S.G. 2103/a, EC GB4206IMa - 20 pairs known, cat. 1,000+. Photo.
4532 £800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1999 Millennium Series - 'The Christians' Tale' 19p. variety gold (Queen's head only) omitted (just a trace of a few dots), lower right corner perf. blunted, otherwise fine unmounted mint, unusual and rare. Clear Brandon certificate (2001). Unlisted by S.G. or Pierron. S.G. 2115var. Photo.
4533 £3500
Queen Elizabeth II: 2000 Millennium Projects - 'Life and Earth' unissued 45p. in the design of the issued 44p., fine unmounted mint and believed to be the only example in private hands. Brandon certificate (2001). See footnote in S.G. Concise after S.G. 2141, EC GB4282TRa, cat. 5,000. Photo.
4534 £3000
Queen Elizabeth II: 2000 Millennium Projects - 'Life and Earth' unissued 65p. in the design of the issued 64p., small fault at lower left corner, otherwise fine unmounted mint and believed to be the only example in private hands. Brandon certificate (2001). See footnote in S.G. Concise after S.G. 2141, EC GB4282TRa, cat. 5,000. Photo.
4535 £1000
Queen Elizabeth II: 2000 Millennium Projects 'Spirit and Faith' (2nd), a lower left corner marginal block of eight (2 x 4) with the lower block of six completely imperforate and the top pair only partly perforated, upper pair with bend and a few other minor bends, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 2170/a, EC GB4340IMa - circa 20 pairs known, cat. 1,800+. Photo.
4537 £1450
Queen Elizabeth II: 2005 A British Journey, South-West England 'Chiselcombe' 47p. error of value, a fine unmounted mint marginal traffic light example, very faint bend, presumably unique. S.G. 2516var., EC GB5032VEa - 21 known, cat. 2,750. Photo. Tom Pierron notes 'A new issue collector spotted the 47p value error after buying a set from his local East London post office and comparing the values with marketing information he had received back home. He returned to the post office and was allowed to check the remaining stock. A further 20 copies were discovered all that remained from a pane of 25. After waiting until early 2007 to see if any more copies turned up, the finder sold all but one copy to a dealer. It total 21 of the 25 copies from a pane can be accounted for. It's possible some or all the remaining four, if used for postage, may turn up in kiloware. It's unclear how the pane with incorrect value got into circulation, but the print run must have been done in advance of a price increase and should should have been destroyed once the 57p value had been approved and printed. It's conceivable one or more panes got mixed up with legitimate stock prior to distribution'.
4538 £1000
Queen Elizabeth II: 2005 A British Journey, South-West England 'Chiselcombe' 47p. error of value, fine unmounted mint, trivial bends. S.G. 2516var., EC GB5032VEa - 21 known, cat. 2,750. Photo. Tom Pierron notes 'A new issue collector spotted the 47p value error after buying a set from his local East London post office and comparing the values with marketing information he had received back home. He returned to the post office and was allowed to check the remaining stock. A further 20 copies were discovered all that remained from a pane of 25. After waiting until early 2007 to see if any more copies turned up, the finder sold all but one copy to a dealer. It total 21 of the 25 copies from a pane can be accounted for. It's possible some or all the remaining four, if used for postage, may turn up in kiloware. It's unclear how the pane with incorrect value got into circulation, but the print run must have been done in advance of a price increase and should should have been destroyed once the 57p value had been approved and printed. It's conceivable one or more panes got mixed up with legitimate stock prior to distribution'.
4539 £350
Queen Elizabeth II: 2006 Brunel prestige booklet complete with stunning 8mm rightward perforation shift on the third pane affecting the two 68p. stamps, resulting in the face value no longer encompassed within the stamps' perforations, very unusual and rare. Photo.
4541 | £200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: A collection in an album and a stockbook, mainly unmounted mint with different gums, papers, head types, missing phosphors, incl. blocks, coil strips, quantity of cylinder blocks, booklet panes, high value plate blocks, also 1967-68 Castles, duplicates in a stockook, etc., mainly fine. (100s).
4542 £980
Queen Elizabeth II: 196770 Machin 4d. deep olive-brown (centre band) PVA, booklet pane of six, the upper row imperforate on three sides, fine unmounted mint, a few perfs. separated between third vertical pair, very scarce. S.G. 732a, EC GB1468IMa, cat. 1,750. Photo.
4545 | £1200
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: A large accumulation of Machin cylinder blocks in packets, mostly 1975 to 1980 period with values 1/2p. to 75p., quantity of regional cylinder blocks, 1977 1 to 5 with cylinder blocks and traffic light gutter pairs, 1972 1 quantity incl. plate blocks, also 1970-75 postage dues in blocks of four (4 of each) to 5, etc. (1000s).
4546 | £1150
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: An unmounted mint collection in a Lighthouse album, incl. values to 10 (5), varieties with misperfs, partly imperforates, 1993-2005 2 cylinder block of six one with '''' omitted, many blocks, etc. (many 100's).
4547 | £120
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: An accumulation of elliptical perf. cylinder blocks of six in two binders with values to 1, different printers, yellow and blue fluors, regional cylinder blocks to 64p., a few emblem blocks, etc. (129 blocks).
4549 | £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: A collection in four albums with different papers, gums, coil and booklet stamps, blocks, stitched booklet panes with perf. types, coil strips, cylinder blocks, high value plate blocks, etc. (many 100s).
4550 | £500
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: A mint and used accumulation in three stockbooks, incl. perf varieties, phosphor variations, cylinder blocks, booklet panes, miniature sheets, values to 10 (3), etc. (Many 100's).
4551 | £620
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: An accumulation in six albums and loose, contained in a carton, incl. many cylinder blocks of six, values to 5, etc. (many 100's).
4552 | £240
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: A collection in two Windsor albums, two binders and a stockbook in a carton with mint cylinder blocks and larger multiples, booklets and panes, coil strips, f.d.c's, heavily duplicated used, etc. (100s).
4553 | £400
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: A large Machin head (A4) in blue ''Engraved by Lasergravure System 700'', printed for Crosfield Electronics by Harrison & Sons, with a photocopy of 1980 letter from Aubrey Walker to Harrisons, unusual.
4555 £80
Queen Elizabeth II: 1984(c.) Harrison phosphor tagging trials on perforated dummy stamps of Thomas Richard Harrison in emerald-green on gummed paper, four examples with different phosphor designs of @, %, thin barcode, and thick barcode, originally from a sheet of 100 with each quarter sheet featuring the different phosphor coatings, fine and unusual. Photo.
4557 | £290
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: A mainly fine unmounted mint selection of varieties incl. 10p. orange-brown and chestnut with orange-brown omitted, 1p., 11/2p., 9p. blocks, 31/2p. strip of 5, 8p. corner pair all much misperforated, etc. (49).
4558 | £350
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1971-96 selection of imperforate or part imperforate items with 1/2p. PCP2 pair, 3p. ultramarine two bands FCP/GA pair, 61/2p. CB head B1 FCP/PVAD vertical pair (trace of indents), 7p. purple-brown CB head B2 bottom margin single and pair, 8p. rosine CB pair (indents), 9p. deep violet pair with dry print (? printer's waste), 10p. orange-brown CB vertical pair (trace of indents), 121/2p. block of four, 121/2p. band displaced to left pair (one with surface fault), 16p. olive-drab pair (no gum), 17p. grey-blue ACP pair (small surface stain), 31p. purple PCP block of four with two stamps partly imperf., 1 black recess re-drawn value pair, also pre-decimal 5d. pair from cylinder 10, varied condition. (15 items).
4559 £240
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1971 photo Harrison 1/2p. FCP/PVA variety broad centre phosphor band, fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. U48b, cat. 325. Photo.
4560 £90
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1973 photo Harrison 3p. ultramarine CB FCP/GA, unmounted mint block (5 x 10) from top-right corner of sheet, top strip of five imperforate, a few perf indents, fine. S.G. X856a. Photo.
4561 £160
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1971 photo Harrison 31/2p. olive-grey two bands FCP/PVAD, variety imperforate in an unmounted mint left marginal horizontal pair, a few small gum wrinkles otherwise fine. S.G. X858a, cat. 450. EC F521IMa. Photo.
4562 £170
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1971 photo Harrison 31/2p. olive-grey two bands FCP/PVAD, variety imperforate in an unmounted mint left marginal horizontal pair, a few small gum wrinkles otherwise fine. S.G. X858a, cat. 450. EC F521IMa. Photo.
4563 £220
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1974 photo Harrison 31/2p. olive-grey (centre band) FCP/PVAD, cylinder 11 no dot block of six showing a dramatic 5mm downwards perf. shift leaving the marginal rules at foot within the lower two stamps, fine unmounted mint. S.G. X859var. Photo.
4564 £230
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1972 photo Harrison 4p. ochre-brown FCP/GA, variety imperforate in a left of sheet horizontal pair, slight indentations otherwise fine unmounted mint, very scarce. S.G. X861a, cat. 1,800. EC F490IMa-circa 9 to 12 pairs. Photo.
4565 £200
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1973 photo Harrison 41/2p. grey-blue FCP/PVAD, variety imperforate between in a vertical pair, trace of indentations and a little rubbed between stamps, unmounted mint. S.G. X865var. EC F503IMb, unpriced. Photo.
4566 £100
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1975 photo Harrison 61/2p. greenish blue CB FCP/PVAD head B2, variety imperforate in an unmounted mint horizontal pair, fine. S.G. X872a, cat. 325. EC F598IMa (type 2). Photo.
4568 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1976 photo Harrison 9p. deep violet FCP/PVAD, variety imperforate in a left margin horizontal pair, fine unmounted mint. S.G. X883a, cat. 275. EC F610IMa. Photo.
4569 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1976 photo Harrison 10p. orange-brown two bands FCP/PVAD, variety imperforate in an unmounted mint horizontal pair, light pencil notes on reverse otherwise fine. S.G. X886a, cat. 275. EC F612IMa. Photo.
4570 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1981 photo Harrison 111/2p. drab FCP/PVAD, variety imperforate in an unmounted mint horizontal pair, fine. S.G. X893a, cat. 300. EC F814IMa. Photo.
4572 £50
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1982 photo Harrison 1971-96 121/2p. light emerald CB, FCP/PVAD variety imperforate in an unmounted mint block of four from left of sheet. S.G. X898a, cat 200+. Photo.
4573 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1982 photo Harrison 121/2p. light emerald CB, FCP/PVAD, cylinder 2 no dot block of six dramatically misperforated, fine unmounted mint, much rarer than imperfs., believed to be unique as a cylinder block. S.G. X898var. Photo.
4574 | £80
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1982 photo Harrison 121/2p. light emerald CB, FCP/PVAD, cylinder 1 dot p31 with scarce APS perfs. and cylinder 1 dot p20 blocks of six, both with ''PAC'' perfins, also cylinder 2 no dot p20 block of six with 3mm upward shift of perfs. (one sheet found), fine unmounted mint. S.G. X898var. (3 items).
4575 £170
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1984 photo Harrison 13p. chestnut FCP/PVAD, new phosphor ink, variety imperforate in an unmounted mint horizontal pair, small gum crease at foot otherwise fine. S.G. X900a, cat. 550. EC F984IMb. Photo.
4576 £190
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1988 photo Harrison 14p. deep blue CB FCP/PVAD, variety imperforate in a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair. S.G. X903a, cat. 450. EC F1191IMa. Photo.
4577 £1100
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1988 photo Harrison 14p. deep blue (CB) FCP/PVAD, a lower left corner marginal block of twelve (2 x 6), from cylinder 11, phosphor cylinder 41, showing a dramatic cameo effect due to failure of inking on rows 18, 19 and 20 with the lower 50% of row 20 completely omitted, and the cylinder number completely omitted, other stamps with some values screened and because of blurred print values appear thinner, the stamps are a darker blue shade with Queen's portrait much bluer than is usual, fine unmounted mint. The unique cylinder piece from the sheet found at Evington Road sub Office in Leicester, also top left corner block of four from the same sheet showing the top pair paler and even more blurred with extra thin values and a normal block of four for comparison. S.G. X903var. Photo.
4578 £80
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 photo Harrison on phosphorised paper 1/2p. turquoise-blue PCP/PVAD, variety imperforate in a horizontal pair, the scarcer PCP1 printing, fine unmounted mint. EC F812IMa. Photo.
4579 £85
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 photo Harrison on phosphorised paper 151/2p. pale violet PCP/PVAD, variety imperforate in an unmounted mint vertical pair, fine. S.G. X948a, cat. 250. EC F816IMa. Photo.
4580 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 photo Harrison on phosphorised paper 16p. olive-drab PCP variety imperforate in a fine unmounted mint block of four from left of sheet. S.G. X949a, cat 360+. Photo.
4581 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 photo Harrison on phosphorised paper 16p. olive-drab ACP/PVAD, variety imperforate in a fine unmounted mint block of four. S.G. X949a, cat.360. EC F917IMa. Photo.
4582 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 photo Harrison on phosphorised paper 17p. grey-blue ACP/PVAD, variety imperforate in an unmounted mint horizontal pair, fine. S.G. X952a, cat. 350. EC F973IMa. Photo.
4583 | £95
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 photo Harrison on phosphorised paper 18p. deep olive-grey ACP/PVAD, variety imperforate, three unmounted mint horizontal pairs, one from top of sheet with marginal arrow, marginal pair with a couple of small gum creases otherwise fine. S.G. X955a, cat. 450. EC F985IMa. (3 pairs).
4584 £210
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 photo Harrison on phosphorised paper 19p. bright orange-red ACP/PVAD, variety imperforate in a right of sheet horizontal pair, fine unmounted mint. S.G. X956a, cat. 400. EC F1193IMa. Photo.
4585 £420
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 photo Harrison on phosphorised paper 20p. brownish black ACP/PVAD, variety imperforate in a right of sheet horizontal pair, fine unmounted mint. S.G. X960a, cat. 800. EC F1259IMa-circa 17 mint pairs known. Photo.
4586 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 photo Harrison on phosphorised paper 22p. blue PCP/PVAD, variety imperforate in a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair. S.G. X962a, cat. 250. EC F806IMa. Photo.
4587 £270
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 photo Harrison on phosphorised paper 22p. bright orange-red ACP/PVAD, variety imperforate in an unmounted mint top of sheet horizontal pair, fine. S.G. X964a, cat. 600. EC F1339IMa. Photo.
4588 £100
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 photo Harrison on phosphorised paper 24p. chestnut unmounted mint horizontal strip of five from right of sheet, first perforated normally, second partly perforated, other three imperforate, few gum crease, otherwise fine. S.G. X969a. Photo.
4589 £80
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 photo Harrison on ordinary paper 50p. ochre-brown non-phosphor FCP/PVAD, variety imperforate in an unmounted mint top left corner horizontal pair, some creasing and a little surface damage at foot. S.G. X992a, cat. 600. EC F790IMa. Photo.
4590 £180
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1980 litho Questa 75p. black FCP/PVAD, unmounted mint horizontal pair from right of sheet, variety imperforate between stamp and margin, fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. UG130a, cat 425. EC F765IMa. Photo.
4591 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1993-2006 Elliptical Perforations: 2nd. NVI bright blue centre band (blue fluorescence) PVA from booklets, variety imperforate in a horizontal pair unmounted mint, diagonal crease and some gum wrinkling nevertheless a rare item, uncatalogued. S.G. 1664var, not in Pierron. Photo.
4592 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1993-2006 Elliptical Perforations: 19p. bistre centre band variety imperforate in a right margin horizontal strip of five, crease through base of each, unmounted mint. S.G. 1677a. Photo.
4596 £100
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1993-2006 Elliptical Perforations: 35p. sepia variety imperforate in a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair. S.G. 1694var. Photo.
4597 £100
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1993-2006 Elliptical Perforations: 39p. grey variety imperforate in a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair. S.G. 1703var. Photo.
4598 £100
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1993-2006 Elliptical Perforations: 43p. emerald variety imperforate in a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair. S.G. 1712var. Photo.
4600 £450
Decimal Machins: 2006 Pricing in Proportion self-adhesive Walsall (2nd) bright blue (centre band) block of six (2 x 3) variety imperforate and with matrix between stamps, very fine and scarce, it is believed only one sheet (50 pairs) was found. S.G. 2654var. Photo.
4601 | £1650
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: Booklets and Booklet Panes: An accumulation of manly bar code and window booklets in two albums and loose, contained in a carton, incl. much duplication, etc. (100's).
4603 | £140
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1981(c.) 1.20 booklet cover proof in an uncut vertical strip showing the six different designs used for the Nineteenth Century Women's Costume series, the first two later issued as 1.40 booklets, the others as 1.55 booklets, fine.
4604 | £80
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1981(c.) 1 booklet cover proof in an uncut vertical strip of four showing the Spitfire and Lancaster, the fifth design in the Military Aircraft series, later issued as a 1.15 booklet, fine.
4605 | £80
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1981(c.) 1.20 booklet cover proof in an uncut vertical strip of four showing Preston Mill, the fifth design in the Industrial Archaeology series, later issued as a 1.40 booklet, fine.
4608 £2000
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 2004 (15 June) Walsall self-adhesive 12 x 2ND booklet completely imperforate with matrix intact, cover with a couple of minor bends, cut slightly obliquely, uncatalogued. S.G. ME4var. Photo.
4610 | £2100
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets: A large accumulation of decimal booklets in two cartons, mainly 1978 to 1982 period with large quantities of 10p's, 50p. Leyland Fire Engine with 8p. side band panes, 1978 and 1982 Christmas books, 1980 Wedgwood (100s), also some with se-tenant pane only (100s), some counter books, also10p. G5 complete coils (2), etc. (1000s).
4611 | £1600
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets: A large heavily duplicated accumulation of decimal booklets in two cartons, mainly 1978 to 1982 period with 10p's, 50p's with 7p. and 8p. side band panes, counter books 70p. to 1.40, quantities of 1978, 1979 and 1982 Christmas books, 1980 Wedgwood quantity (some incomplete), etc. (1000s).
4612 | £420
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets: A collection in four albums in a small carton with a few pre-decimal incl. 1964 (Dec.) 2s. phosphor, 1965 (Jan.) 5s. phosphor, also K.G.VI 1952 1s. and 1952 (Mar.) 2s.6d., mostly decimal with 50p. to 2 machine books, 70p. to 1.90 counter books, denominated and NVI Window books with a few duplicates, Christmas, some with cylinder numbers, etc. (few 100s).
4613 | £170
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets: A collection of Prestige booklets (some empty or incomplete) in an album, issues to 2005, many with two of each.
4614 | £90
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets: A small pre-decimal booklet selection with 1s. to 10s. Wilding incl. 1960 (Nov.) and 1965 (Jan.) 3s. phosphor, 4s.6d. (9), a few Machin, etc., a few with cover imperfections. (27).
4618 £85
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1960 (March.) 3s. graphite lined booklet, the 1d. and 3d. panes watermark inverted, other panes upright, 11/2d. pane has trimmed to good perfs. S.G. M20g, cat 680 as panes.
4619 | £160
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1969 Stamps for Cooks 1 booklet stapled, fine with average perfs. S.G. ZPP1, cat. 300.
4620 £160
Regionals: Scotland: 1971-93 3p. ultramarine two bands FCP/GA, variety imperforate in an unmounted mint lower right corner horizontal pair, tear in right margin and creasing but scarce. S.G. S15Ega, cat. 650. EC SC33IMa. Photo.
4621 £120
Regionals: Scotland: 197193 15p. bright blue Questa litho CB FCP/PVA, variety imperforate on three sides (vertical pair) in an unmounted mint left margin block of six, lower pair with gum crease otherwise fine, also 111/2p. drab Waddington litho LB FCP/PVA variety imperforate between stamp and right margin in a fine unmounted mint block of four. S.G. Spec. XSL13a, XSL1a, cat. 465. EC SC93IMa, SC57IMa. (2 items). Photo.
4622 | £800
Postage Dues: 191423 watermark Royal cypher 1d. carmine, a used block of 72 (6 x 12) comprising 6 complete vertical rows of the sheet with margins at top and foot, three stamps in the upper row without watermark (just a trace of the tail of the ''R'') and three ''POST'' of the marginal ''POSTAGE'' watermark (upright), ''BRISTOL/19 DE/19'' c.d.s's which have split the surface in places (incl. two in the upper row, some other imperfections but fine appearance and a remarkable multiple. S.G. Spec. R2var.
4623 | £210
Postage Dues: 193738 1/2d. to 2s.6d. set mint (some heavily mounted 195152 1/2d. to 1s. set fine mint, 195455 Tudor wmk. 1/2d. to 2s.6d., 195557 Edward wmk. 1/2d. to 5s., 195963 1/2d. to 1, 196869 2d. to 1s., sets, 197075 1/2p. to 5 set in blocks of four (less 11p.) and singles, also 1924 chalky paper 1d. marginal pair, fine unmounted mint. (113). S.G. D9, 2789.
4625 £190
Postage Dues: 1956 (7th June) window envelope from London bearing 11/2d. Wilding only, 1/2d. adhesive had become detached so 1d. postage due had been charged using a bisected 2d., front also with charge not collected cachet, ''Refused'' in manuscript and return to sender cachet, bisect well tied by Kingston-on-Thames 1956 (8th June) c.d.s., S.G. Spec. listed usage of the 2d. bisect. S.G. D49var. Photo.
4627 | £320
Channel Islands: A collection in ten albums, three stockbooks and loose, contained in two stockbooks, incl. Guernsey, Jersey and Aldeney unmounted mint, issues virtually complete to 2003, also I.O.M., ranges of used, etc. (1,000s).
4631 | £110
Channel Islands: 1940-43 envelopes (5), incl. 1941 (Feb. 17th) envelope bearing 1940 Centenary 2d. bisected block of four (''V'' shaped), 1941 (Feb. 24th) envelope bearing 1940 Centenary 2d. bisected and used on the last day, etc., good to fine.
4633 | £100
Guernsey: A small selection with 1941-44 1/2d. (2) and 1d. on local covers, 21/2d. mint imprint and corner blocks of ten, 1941 and 1945 Red Cross forms, and 1992 Discovery of America miniature sheets (10) mint with Stamp Expo 92 overprint for Chicago Exhibition.
4634 £300
Guernsey: 1969 4s. booklet, first 4d. stamp showing variety emerald (stem) omitted, fine. EC GU36MCa, cat. 1,100. Photo.
4635 | £120
Guernsey: A stock of late 1970's and early 1980's issues with a quantity of sets and definitives in multiples unmounted mint, with many in gutters, also f.d.c's in quantity incl. 1980 High Values with eighteen sets of gutter pairs, etc. (many 100's).
4637 | £110
Isle of Man: 189599 Revenue overprint in thick figures 6d. on 6d., 10/- on 10s. and 1 on 1 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9 and affixed to piece (72 x 212mm) from De La Rue records, headed 'Appendix', also a letter dated Nov. 6th 1890 from De La Rue to T.A. Colls, 'We herewith beg to return you the Appendix covered by your letter of the 3rd inst.'
4638 £1450
Isle of Man: W.W.I 1914 (c.) P.O.W. label for Knockaloe Camp, one of eight surviving used examples. These stamps were suppressed by the authorities not long after issue. Photo.
4639 £90
Jersey: Internee and Prisoner of War Mail: W.W.I: 1916 Christmas card unused, scarce. Photo.
4640 £180
Jersey: 1943-44 1d. half sized die proof essay in red-brown on wove paper (142 x 97mm), fine. Photo.
4641 £120
Jersey: 1943-44 11/2d. die proof in brown on wove paper (104 x 70mm), fine. Photo.
4642 | £85
Lundy: A small collection of Private local issues with Herm Is. with issues from 1948, also Lundy, Shuna 1949 mint block of four and used single, etc. (101 stamps and 4 covers).
4643 £100
Lundy: 1911 (July 27th) p.p.c. to London bearing K.E.VII 1/2d. tied by neat c.d.s. cancel. Photo.