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Great Britain Postage Stamps & Postal History

Sale number: 49

Wednesday 17th June 2009

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1 £8000
Collections and Mixed Lots: 185580 surface printed collection in an album with a range of mint or unused (many regummed) incl. 185557 wmk. large garter 4d. (R.P.S. certificate, 2006), 6d. (2), 186264 3d. to 1s. (2), 9d. HG with R.P.S. certificate (2008), 186567 3d., 6d. plate 6, 186780 9d. (2), 1s. plates 4 and 6, 187380 21/2d. rosy mauve (6) incl. plate 17, 3d. (4), 4d. sage-green plate 16, 6d. (2), 8d. (2), 1s. (2), selection overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' to 2s. blue, used incl. 185557 4d. (13) incl. wmk. small garter (2), 6d. wmk. inverted, 1s. (4), 186264 3d. (3), 4d. (8), 6d. (4), 9d. (3), 1s. (4, one on thick paper, R.P.S.certificate, 1944), 186780 to 2s. blue (5), 2s. brown JE (wing margin cut-down and reperforated), 187273 6d. plate 11, eight examples used together on 1872 entire to Portugal, 186783 high values mostly with faults with 186778 5s. plate 1 (3), plate 2, 10s. CJ, 1 FD, 188283 5s. DG, 10s. AE, 187380 1s. orange-brown, etc., mixed condition, some with c.d.s. cancels. (244 + cover). Photo.
2 | £5000
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV to KG V mainly used collection in a stockbook, incl. 1840 1d. black (8), 2d. blue (2), 186479 1d. plate 217 CG-DH mint block of four, used to plate 225 BD, 185876 2d. OJ with watermark inverted, 185557 4d. (3), 6d. (2), 1s. (2), 186264 3d. DA, 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. plate 1 AC, 10s. grey-green HF (perfined), 1 brown lilac FJ, 188283 watermark anchor 5 orange, 187380 4d. sage-green plate 16 BJ with inverted watermark, 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac DB, 188792 1 green EC mint, GA used, 190213 to 1, Seahorses with 1913 Waterlow 1 dull blue-green, 1929 P.U.C. 1, etc., mixed condition. (100's).
3 | £5800
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly unused QV collection on leaves, incl. 1841 1d. and 2d., 185454 SC16 2d. QF, LC, 184754 embossed 1s., 10d. and 6d., 185557 4d. watermark large garter, 6d. and 1s., 186264 3d. SA, 4d. SB, 6d. JI, 9d. GI, 1s. OD, 186567 3d. RD, 4d. IA, 9d. OJ, 1s. MB, 187380 4d. vermilion plate 16 MF, 4d. sage-green plate 15 OA, 188083 to 1s., 188384 watermark anchor 2s.6d. JB, 5s. HH, 10s. JA, 188792 to 1 green SD, 1883 or 84 to 1s., etc., mixed condition. (85).
4 | £3500
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly used surface printed collection in an album, incl. 185557 4d. watermark small garter (5), medium garter (3), large garter (11), 6d. (10), 1s. (4), 186264 3d. (5, possibly one unused), 4d. (12, one unused), 6d. (8), 9d. (3), 1s. (5), 187273 6d. grey plate 12 DE showing double ''12'' at left, 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 1 DE, 188283 watermark anchor 5 orange DI, 187380 1s. orange-brown plate 13 PL, 1884 watermark crown 1 brown-lilac DC, 188792 Jubilee 1 green RA, mint to 1s. (both), Officials, etc., very mixed condition. (100's).
5 | £2500
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly KE VII to QE II collection in nine albums, incl. 190210 De La Rue used to 1, 191113 Somerset House used to 1, 191224 watermark Royal Cypher 1d. variety ''Q'' for ''O'' mint, 11/2d. with ''PENCF'' error mint, Seahorses with 1913 Waterlow 1 green used (2), 1929 P.U.C. 1 black used, 1959 phosphor graphite 2d. error of watermark unmounted, Channel Islands, etc., mixed condition. (Many 100's).
6 | £2300
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV line engraved selection, incl. 1840 1d. (18) also two on separate entires, 2d. (3), 184754 embossed 1s. block of four, two strips of three, two pairs, single, also single on entire, 10d. (3), 6d. (7, one is unused) also single on cover, etc., very mixed condition. (110).
7 | £3500
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV collection in an album, incl. 1850 Prince Consort 1d. essay FJ imperforate finished examples in red-brown and black (very poor), 1841 1d. and 2d's, with 1d. BB-BF, OI and 2d. used on part cover, 1d. CK-DL mint block of four, 186479 1d. plates to 225, 1870 1/2d. plate 9 SP perfs trimmed at base, plate 20 ID-JD mint pair, 185557 6d. and 1s. unused, 186264 3d. RC, 4d. PK, 6d. PH, SF, 1s. SJ unused, 186567 watermark Emblems 3d. CD, 9d. JC and 1s. MG unused, 187273 6d. grey plate 12 SB unused, 187380 4d. sage-green plate 15 RK unused, 8d. orange GD unused, etc., very mixed condition. (100's).
8 | £2100
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly used surface printed collection on leaves, incl. 185557 watermark small garter 4d., medium garter (3) and large garter, 6d. (2), 1s., 186264 3d., 4d. (2), 6d. (2), 9d., 1s. (2), 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. plate 1 GF, 10s. BE, 1 HB, 187380 8d. orange CJ unused, SD with inverted watermark, 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac OB, 188384 11/2d. DJ with inverted watermark, etc., mixed condition. (156).
9 | £2300
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly used line engraved collection on leaves, incl. 1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. NB (clipped perfs at base), 185658 1d. complete reconstruction, 186479 1d. plates to 224 mint or unused, also 184754 embossed 1s., 10d., 6d. (2), etc., varied condition. (100's).
10 | £2700
Collection and Mixed Lots: A QV selection, incl. 1840 1d. black (3), 2d. blue used, 186264 9d. DI unused, 187273 6d. pale buff plate 11 KL unused, 187380 4d. sage-green plate 16 OD unused, 4d. grey-brown plate 17 AJ unused, 188083 3d. plate 21 OI mint, 188384 watermark anchor 2s.6d. ND mint., 1884 or 84 to 6d. mint, a few covers,etc., very mixed condition. (99).
11 | £1250
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used QV collection in a Oriel Celebration album, incl. 1840 1d. black RF and 2d. blue QD, 184754 embossed 1s., 10d. and 6d., 186780 2s. brown HC, 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. plate 1 CB, 188283 watermark anchor 10s. BB, 188384 to 1s. dull green, 188792 to 1s. (both), etc., mixed condition. Stated to cat. 21,450 (approx.). (Few 100's).
12 | £1550
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly used line engraved collection on leaves, incl. 1840 1d. black (14), 2d. blue (6), 1841 1d. range with complete numbers in Crosses, 186479 1d. plate numbers to 225, etc., mixed condition. (Few 100's).
13 | £3200
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV to QE II accumulation in three albums, on leaves and loose in a carton, mainly QV incl. pre-stamp covers from 1811, 1d. Mulready envelope used, 2d. envelope unused, 1840 1d. (8, two on covers), 2d. (3) used, 1841 1d's used incl. numbers in M.C. cancels, covers, 2d's used, later line engraved incl. 1850 1d. Archer perf. 16 used (horizontal perfs. misplaced), 186479 1d's mint with multiples, 1870 1/2d. plate 11 pair mint with part inscription in bottom margin, 184754 embossed 1s. (2), 10d., 6d. (2) used, 10d. optd. ''SPECIMEN'' type 1 (faults), surface printed values to 1s. used, 1879 Perkins Bacon essays, 1881 1d. lilac die I mint, 18871900 set to both 1s. mint, 4d., 5d. die I, 9d. and 1s. green optd. ''SPECIMEN'', Officials, later incl. QE II mint, Greetings Telegrams 1930s to 1990s, etc., mixed condition. (Many 100s).
14 £1950
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18801900 collection on leaves with mint incl. 188081 2d., 1881 1d. lilac die I (2), die II imprimatur, block of six (3 x 2) with wmk. inverted (unmounted), 188384 lilac and green set, 11/2d. and 4d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' with gum, 18871900 Jubilee set to both 1s., 1891 1 green CA (small tear and perf. faults), used incl. 188384 10s. (5), 1884 1 brown-lilac AD (repaired), 1891 1 green CC and RB, range of Officials mint and used, etc., mixed condition. (192). Photo.
15 | £1500
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV to QE II collection in twenty albums and stockbooks in three cartons with early issues used in mixed condition incl. 1840 1d., 185869 2d's incl. plate 9 with inverted wmk., a few surface printed incl. 2s. blue optd. ''SPECIMEN'' without gum (cut down wing margin), KE VII, later mint incl. KG V values to 1s., Wembley sets, 1948 Wedding, 1951 2s.6d. to 1, QE II with Wilding sets incl. phosphor-graphites, commemoratives with phosphor sets (less 1962 N.P.Y.), duplicated decimals to 2008 with miniature sheets, high values to 5 and 10, Machins, regionals, also sets used, f.d.c's, coin covers, etc. (1000's).
16 | £2200
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly mint KG V to KG VI collection on leaves, incl. 191224 watermark Royal Cypher set, Seahorses with 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. 1 dull blue-green, 1915 De La Rue 5s. and 10s., 1934 re-engraved set, 193948 set unmounted, etc., mixed condition. (132).
17 | £1950
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV to QE II used collection in four stockbooks in a carton incl. 1840 1d. (2), 2d. (2), later line engraved, range of surface printed to 5s. plate 4, 10s. wmk. Maltese Cross and wmk. anchor (2), KE VII to 5s. (2), Seahorses to 1, QE II with commemoratives, definitives, booklet panes, miniature sheets, also a selection of literature incl. ''The De La Rue History of British & Foreign Postage Stamps 1855 to 1901'' by Easton, etc., mixed condition. (Few 1000s).
18 | £1150
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV to QE II used collection in mixed condition in three hingeless Davo albums incl. 1840 1d., 184754 embossed 1s., surface printed selection to 2s. blue, 186783 5s. plate 1 CA, plate 4 BG (repaired), 1884 1 brown-lilac IA, 1891 1 green SD, KE VII to 1 (perfin), 1929 P.U.C. 1, 1934 re-engraved set, KG VI sets to 1, QE II pre-decimals incl. most phosphor commemorative sets, decimals to 2000 with Machins, regionals, commemoratives, range of officials, postage due sets, etc., mixed condition. (Many 100s).
19 | £1650
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18401977 collection in four albums and on leaves, incl. used line engraved 1840 1d. KI with full margins and red Maltese Cross, range of 1841 1ds. in rather mixed condition, KE VII, KG V incl. Downey heads with a good range of shades, 1912 die 2 wmk. multiple cypher 1d. with wmk. sideways (heavily mounted), mint, 191224 wmk. Royal cypher to 1s. (4) mint incl. 1d. ''Q'' for ''O'', 11/2d. ''PENCF'', wmk. varieties incl. 7d., 9d. olive-green (disturbed gum), 1s. with wmks. inverted, 5d. and 1s. with wmks. inverted and reversed, fine mint, 192426 wmk. block cypher to 9d. (2, one wmk. inverted), 10d. (2), 1s., mint, 1929 P.U.C. 21/2d. block of four fine used on plain first day cover with single central ''CAWSAND/10 MY/29'' c.d.s., 1935 Jubilee set on three plain f.d.c.'s, KG VI incl. 193747 2d. and 21/2d. pairs with wmks. inverted, 1/2d. & 1d. booklet panes of four with wmk. sideways, 193948 2s.6d. to 1 set of 6 set of six mint (2s.6d. green, 5s. and 10s. ultramarine in blocks of four), 1948 Wedding set on display first day cover, QE II incl. 195254 Tudor and 195558 Edward wmk. 1/2d. to 1s.6d. sets, 1957 graphite 11/2d. to 3d. coil join strips of four, 1955 Waterlow 10s. & 1, 1959 2nd De La Rue set (with extra 1), fine mint or unmounted mint, better commemoratives incl. 1962 NPY, 1963 FFH, Lifeboat ord. and phos. sets mint and on f.d.c.'s, Regionals incl. 1958 issues on f.d.c.'s, Postage Dues 1914 to 1963 sets apparently complete mainly good to fine mint, etc. (100s).
20 | £1300
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used QV collection on leaves incl. 185557 4d. (5), 6d. (4), 1s., 186264 3d., 4d. (2), 6d. (2), 9d., 1s., 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. plate 1 EE, 187380 4d. vermilion plate 15 QJ, 4d. sage-green plates 15 DB, 16 TK, 4d. grey-brown plate 17 BA, 8d. orange JF, 188384 10s. AH, 188384 to 1s. dull green, 188792 Jubilee to 1 SC, also 1870 1/2d. plate 9 JB, etc., varied condition. (146).
21 £2300
Collections and Mixed Lots: 184179 line engraved collection on leaves incl. 1841 1d. unused or mint (7), MD on large part 1843 E.L. cancelled Preston Maltese Cross in blue, plate 78 SG with inverted ''S'' used, 1841 2d. plate 3 ML and plate 4 JL unused, plate 3 IH with number ''12'' in Maltese Cross, plate 4 HA with 1844 cancel in blue, 185869 2d. unused or mint (7), 186479 1d. mint multiples incl. plate 168 block of nine, plate 198 block of ten, 1870 1/2d. most plates unused or mint, plate 10 JA overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, used incl. plate 9 GB, 1870 11/2d. unused or mint (5), plate 3 RK overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, also 184754 embossed 6d. used (2, cut square) and 10d. (rebacked), etc., mixed condition. (145). Photo.
22 | £1700
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV to QE II selection on stockcards, incl. 186780 2s. blue QE unused, 191224 11/2d. mint pair one with ''PENCF'' error, 193436 photogravure 10d. unmounted mint block of four, 193948 10s. dark blue unmounted (8), 1948 Silver Wedding 1 unmounted (4), etc., mixed condition. (286).
23 | £1550
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly mint QV to QE II collection in four printed albums, incl. 18871900 to 1s. (both) with 5d. die I, 190210 De La Rue to 1s. (3), 191113 Somerset House to 1s. (3), 191224 watermark Royal Cypher sets (2), 195558 watermark St. Edward's crown set unmounted, etc., varied condition. (Many 100s).
24 | £700
Collections and Mixed Lots: A KE VII to QE II used collection on leaves, incl. 190210 De La Rue to 10s. and 1, 191113 Somerset House to 10s., Seahorses with 1913 Waterlow 10s., 1915 De La Rue 10s., 1929 P.U.C. 1, etc., mixed condition. (Few 100's).
25 | £680
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18401951 a collection in a green Windsor album, incl. 1840 Mulready 2d. envelope a208 unused, 1840 1d. black (2), 185557 4d. (3), 6d. (3), 1s. used, 187380 8d. orange BA used, 190213 to 2s.6d. used, Downey Heads, etc. (100's).
26 | £1100
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV to QE II collection in three hingeless Davo albums with QV used in very mixed condition incl. 1840 1d. (3), 2d., selection of surface printed, 1877 Telegraph 1, 1891 1 green, 188083 3d. on 3d. unused, KE VII values to 1s. mint, to 10s. used, Officials, 1929 P.U.C. 1 used (tear), later mint incl. 1948 Wedding, 1959 phosphor-graphites, decimals with commemotatives to 2001, miniature sheets, Machins to 5, regionals, etc., varied condition. (Many 100's).
27 £720
Collections and Mixed Lots: 186781 unused or mint surface printed selection comprising 186780 6d. plate 9 GF, 2s. blue AC, 187273 6d. grey SB, 187380 4d. sage-green plate 16 AB, 188083 2/12d. blue plate 23 GK, 3d. on 3d. QK, 4d. plate 18 KF, 1s. plate 13 AL, and 188081 2d., varied condition, mainly of fine appearance. (9). Photo.
28 | £480
Collections and Mixed Lots: A KG V collection in an albuma and loose, incl. Downey Heads, 191224 watermark Royal Cypher 1d. with ''Q'' for ''O'' mint, 6d. perf. 14 unmounted mint, Seahorses, 1925 Wembley 1d. (8), 11/2d. (7) unmounted mint, etc. (Few 100's).
29 | £580
Collections and Mixed Lots: An unused surface printed selection comprising 185557 wmk. large garter 4d., 186264 3d. SJ, 9d. GF, 1s. EF, 186780 6d. plate 9 TE, 187380 3d. plate 19 CK, and 188083 1s. plate 13 BF, mixed condition, mainly of good appearance. (7).
30 | £1000
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mint and used KG V to early QE II collection in an album with mint incl. Downey Heads with inverted wmks., 191224 range of shades to 1s., 6d. perf. 14 (2, one with ''Q.20'' control), 9d. green ''U 23'' (imperf.) control strip of three, 1924 and 1925 Wembley sets in blocks of four, 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 11/2d. wmk. sideways, 193436 to 1s., most values also in control blocks of six, 193948 high values (10s. dark blue unmounted), 1951 2s.6d. to 1, used incl. 191224 11/2d. ''PENCF'' error in a pair, 1913 Multiple Royal Cypher pair (1/2d. with corner fault), 1929 P.U.C. 1 (added corner), 193436 2d. wmk. sideways, etc., mixed condition. (Few 100s).
31 | £380
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used KE VII to KG VI collection on leaves incl. 190213 to 1, Seahorses with 1913 Waterlow 10s., 1915 De La Rue 10s., etc., varied condition. (195).
32 | £980
Collections and Mixed Lots: 193770 mint (much unmounted) collection in a hingeless Lighthouse album incl. 193948 set of six, 1951 2s.6d. to 1, 1955 Waterlow and 1959 De La Rue Castle sets, Wildings with inverted wmks., good range of postage dues incl. earlier sets with 191422 to 1s., 192431 1/2d. to 2s.6d., 193637 to 2s.6d., 193738 1/2d. to 2s.6d., 195455 1/2d. to 2s.6d., etc. (several 100s).
33 | £300
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used QV to QE II selection, incl. 186780 10d. red-brown KK, 188384 to 1s. dull green, Seahorses, etc., mixed condition. (238).
34 | £650
Collections and Mixed Lots: Various on leaves and stockcards, incl. 1840 1d. black plate 2 PA, plate 7 TB used, 1841 2d. plate 4 MB (pinhole) used with blue numeral, 1870 1/2d. plates 3 AA, 4 HE and 6 RA mint, 185557 4d. (6), 6d., 1s. (2) used, 186264 3d. NC used, 195558 Waterlow set in mint vertical pairs (one of each unmounted), etc., mixed condition. (Few 100's).
35 | £350
Collections and Mixed Lots: 185479 mainly fine used later line engraved collection incl. 185455 SC16 2d. plates 4 FF, FK, 5 PG, 1855 SC14 2d. plate 5 EB, LC16 2d. plate 5 MJ, 1858 LC16 2d. plate 6 LF, range of plate no. issues incl. 2d. plates 715, etc. (42).
36 | £500
Collections and Mixed Lots: A selection of QV high values in mixed condition with 186778 5s. plate 1 FH and GH used, 10s. CJ used with faults, 188384 2s.6d. ID and 10s. NH mint, both with gum creases, and 1891 1 green GC used (tear). (6).
37 | £250
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV to QE II selection in a stockbook, incl. 186264 3d. KL used, 187380 8d. orange MA used, 1915 De La Rue 5s. mint, etc., varied condition. (306).
38 | £320
Collections and Mixed Lots: 184170 used line engraved selection incl. 1841 2d. pale blue plate 3 QL fine used with good to enormous margins, cancellation interest incl. 1855 LC 14 2d. plate5 TA with blue Edinburgh ''131'' numeral, 1858 LC16 2d. plate 6 LH very fine used on piece with Edinburgh duplex, 185663 LC14 1d. plate 43 AL misperforated and showing a large part of the marginal plate number, 186479 1d. plate 85 QL with pre-printing paper crease cancelled Edinburgh ''131'' Brunswick Star, etc. condition varies. (43).
39 | £400
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18401918 selection comprising 1840 Mulready 2d. envelope a195 and Southgate caricature envelope no. 3 'Peg-Leg Sailor', unused, 1840 1d. LD, PG, QC, 2d. QG with full margins or nearly so, used, 1891 1 green PB good used, some imperfections, and 1918 Bradbury 5s. fine and fresh mint. (8 items).
40 | £350
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly QV selection on leaves, incl. 1840 1d. plates 1a HL on piece, 1b RF on piece, 4 RJ on large part 1840 (July 15) wrapper, 6 DH on piece, 2d. blue plate 2 OG on piece with red Maltese Cross, etc., varied condition. (62).
41 | £650
Collections and Mixed Lots: A KG VI to QE II collection in four albums, incl. 193948 set mint, QE II commemorative with better Phosphors mint, f.d.c's, etc. (100's).
43 | £200
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18811970 duplicated mint accumulation in four stockbooks with a few QV and KE VII, KG V values to 10d., KG VI incl. 193948 5s. corner example, 1951 10s., wmk. varieties, QE II with Wildings with Tudor and St. Edward's crown values, graphites, wmk. varieties, Castles, Machins, commemoratives with some phosphor values, regionals, etc. (Many 100s).
44 | £450
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used QV to KG V collection in an album, incl. 1840 1d. black (5), etc., varied condition. (Few 100's).
45 | £260
Collections and Mixed Lots: A small line engraved selection comprising 1840 1d. plate 1a MC fine used with good to large margins, plate 2 PL used (some thinning), 1841 2d. plate 4 FI-FL strip of four used on 1853 large part entire to Germany, margins just touched at left to very large at top, 185557 2d. LC14 FD-FE pair used on small envelope to France with 1856 Cheltenham sideways duplexes, and 185869 2d. plate 7 EJ unused (regummed), mixed condition.
46 | £720
Collections and Mixed Lots: A KG V to QE II an unmounted mint selection, incl. 1925 Wembley 1d. in a sheet (6 x 10), 1935 Silver Jubilee 21/2d. (177), etc. (557).
47 | £350
Collections and Mixed Lots: A selection in two albums and loose, incl. 1840 Mulready 1d. lettersheet A27 used 1840 (Aug. 31st), 1840 1d. black CL used on 1840 (Nov. 13th) cover, range of QE II sterling commemoratives and f.d.c's, etc. (100's).
48 | £290
Collections and Mixed Lots: A small QV selection comprising 185869 2d. blue plate 8 FH and plate 14 BF unused, and 184754 embossed 6d. with four margins and 1s. (margins added) used. (4).
49 | £170
Collections and Mixed Lots: A selection of fakes and forgeries on leaves and stockcards with Officials incl. 1d. black V.R., overprints incl. Inland Revenue QV 5s. and 10s., KE VII 5s., some very crude, Circular Delivery Company stamps, other overprints on G.B. stamps incl. Cyprus, Levant, faked Ascension c.d.s. cancels, etc. (58).
50 | £450
Collections and Mixed Lots: 184176, a mainly fine to exceptionally fine used line engraved range on leaves. mostly plated, with 1841 1d. red-brown (39), mainly fine to exceptionally fine used, all with full margins and 1844-type cancellations, several with clear profiles, 1855 die II, alphabet III LC14 1d. on blued and white paper (62) with a fine range of shades, also 185876 2d. plates 7 to 13 (2), 14 (2), 15 (2). (111).
51 | £150
Collections and Mixed Lots: 186783 used collection in varied condition on printed leaves incl. 186780 3d. plates 4 to 10, 4d. plates 7 to 14, 187380 21/2d. rosy mauve plates 3 to 17, 188083 to 1s. (2), etc. (71)
52 | £400
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV to QE II heavily duplicated accumulation in two stockbooks with QV to KG V mainly used incl. KE VII multiples, perf. 15 x 14 values, Downey Heads, later with mint to 1970 incl. 1948 Wedding 1 (2), 1951 2s.6d. to 1, QE II pre-decimal commemoratives with some phosphors, Wildings, Machins, regionals, much used, etc., varied condition. (1000s).
53 | £680
Collections and Mixed Lots: A KG V to KE VIII selection of mint controls, incl. 192426 watermark Block Cypher to 6d. (2), mainly strips or blocks, etc. (Few 100s).
54 | £400
Collections and Mixed Lots: A collection on leaves, incl. Advertising envelopes, Exhibition envelopes and labels, Meter Marks, Telegrams, etc. (175 items).
55 | £150
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mint QV selection, incl. 1881 1d. lilac die 2 control singles, 188794 Jubilee 1/2d. vermilion and green controls, etc., varied condition. (82).
56 | £100
Collections and Mixed Lots: 18671910 mainly good to fine used selection comprising 186780 6d. plate 8 KC (broken perf. pins), 1s. plate 5 SJ, 188081 1/2d. & 2d., 188384 1/2d. to 1s. (less 3d. and 9d.), and 190210 De La Rue 1/2d. to 1s., mostly with c.d.s. or lightly cancelled. (27).
57 | £450
Miscellaneous: Christmas Cards: 1886 to 1890 Post Office Christmas and New Years Greetings Cards incl. 1890 Penny Postage Jubilee, small corner imperfections otherwise fine. (4).
58 | £300
Miscellaneous: Mailcoach Model: York-London Royal Mail Post Coach, a superbly hand made model (324 x 190 and 235mm high), an attractive item though in need of some restoration. Photo. The purchaser of this lot is responsible for its removal from our offices.
59 £1650
Miscellaneous: The Post Office: 1937 book regarding training lectures for the rules and regulations, hand written comprising 49 lectures, each with the corresponding documents attached and handstamped ''SPECIMEN'', with Customs Declarations, Express, Licenses, Life Insurance, Officials, Post Office Savings, Postage Meter daily dockets, Pensions, Telegrams, a very interesting and important document. Photo.
60 | £210
Miscellaneous: Posthorn: An original 19th. Century Posthorn with ''BRISTOL & BATH'' inscription with an engraving of a greyhound, most unusual and rare. Photo. The purchaser of this lot is responsible for its removal from our offices.
69 | £220
Watermarks: A QV to KE VII study collection of the 480 Crown Mill Sheet written up in a Safe album, showing the various relationships found between the crowns and the corner angle watermarks to allocate examples to particular Dandy Rollers, mainly illustrated using used KE VII 1/2d's and 1d's but also some mint multiples and 1881 1d. lilacs, a further section shows the various dimensions found between individual letters of the ''POSTAGE'' watermarks and the nearest crown, both upright and inverted, using mostly used KE VII 1d's with some 1/2d's, and a few mint multiples, also a selection of misplaced wmks. showing portions of two crowns on the stamps, a few mint QV controls, 188081 1d. Venetian red mint block of 12, etc., a few with faults, mainly fine. (approx. 320 items).
71 £650
Watermarked Paper: A piece of emblems watermarked paper approx 300 x 160mm, containing three complete panes of twenty, inscribed (upside down) in ink 'March 1862', 'Specimen sheet sized with starch + rosin to obtain opacity' and 'Does not belong to any stock' folded and some staining affecting two rows of one pane, a most unusual and interesting item. Photo.
72 | £130
Watermarked Paper: The lower seven rows of twelve of a sheet of bluish small anchor (12mm) watermarked paper, less three impressions from the top row, dated '1868' in ink and inscribed 'Not to be lighter in colour' with 'Tested for defective ingredients' and initialled, further initialled 'E B B' and dated '27 Sept 76', some faults but most unusual.
73 | £190
Watermarked Paper: A complete pane of 120 (12 x 10) Imperial Crown watermarked paper as used for issues from 1880, has marginal ''POSTAGE'' watermark at sides and foot but not at top, a number of folds affecting about five rows, otherwise mainly fine.
74 | £220
Watermarked Paper: A complete pane of 120 (12 x 10) Imperial Crown watermarked paper as used for issues from 1880, has marginal ''POSTAGE'' watermark at sides and foot but not at top, the 6th horizontal row heavily creased and soiled, otherwise mainly good to fine.
75 | £350
Watermarked Paper: A piece of watermarked paper in the form of the front of an envelope (140 x 89mm) the script watermarked address 'T J Marshall & Co, Dandy Roll Makers, Stoke Newington, London' and with a watermarked representation of a 1d. lilac at upper right corner, most unusual. The invention of the 'dandy roll' is usually attributed to John Marshall, of the firm T.J. Marshall of London, established in 1792.
76 | £140
Postal Fiscals: A small selection, incl. 185357 1d. ochre mint, 1d. reddish lilac on blue glazed paper, 186071 3d. die C unused, 6d. die U unused, etc., varied condition. (19).
77 £130
Postal Fiscals: Samuel Allsopp & Sons: 1863 1d. reddish-lilac se-tenant with Allsopp label pair, used with manuscript cancel,few imperfections, otherwise fine. Photo.
79 | £80
Revenue Stamps: Life Policy: A selection on leaves, incl. imperfs to 1, perforated 1, poor to fine. (23).
82 | £70
Railway Stamps: 1891(May 25th.) envelope to Ipswich, franked by 1881 1d. lilac, cancelled by blue crayon cross and ''IPSWICH'' squared circle, with ''GREAT EASTERN RAILWAY'' 2d. letter stamp with blue crayon cross, also 1907 (April 18th.) ''Ewen'' envelope franked by KE VII 1d. tied by ''HIGH WYCOMBE'' c.d.s. with ''GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY'' 2d. letter stamp with ''GW & GC ST'' in violet.
83 £120
Railway Stamps: North Eastern Railway 1888 (Jan. 18th) printed envelope from Trimdon to West Hartlepool, impressed ''stamp'' cancelled by blue crayon lines, unusual. Photo.
86 | £720
Literature: The Essential Guide to the Great Britain Line Engraved Stamps 18401864 by Dr. K.W. Statham, vols. 118 in presentation boxes (vols. 114 signed by the author). The purchaser of this lot is responsible for its removal from our office.
88 | £180
Literature: A mostly line-engraved library, comprising The British Postage Stamp of the 19th Century, R. Lowe, The Postage Stamps of Great Britain part two (first and revised editions), The Plating of the Penny vols. 1 (revised) to 5, Fisher/Brown, The Plating of Alphabet III, Wiggins/Tonna, Penny Red Stars Die II, Alphabet III, Tonna/Madden, also a range of General Post Office publications with Post Office Circulars 1932, 193535 in three volumes, booklets of Rules and Regulations, etc.
89 | £100
Literature: A selection in a carton, incl. The Plating of Alphabet III by Wiggins and Tonna, The British Postage Stamp by Robson Lowe, The Plating of the Penny Black 1998 reprint, etc.
93 | £320
Postal History and Covers: A mainly QV selection, incl. 1849 (Aug. 8th.) entire from Newburg, franked by 1841 1d. OA, lightly tied by ''265'' numeral in blue, 1852 (Nov. 11th.) entire, registered from Leeds to Macclesfield, franked by 1841 2d. AG-AI strip and GD single, etc. (17 items).
94 | £200
Postal History and Covers: A small selection comprising 185457 LC14 2d. QK-QL pair (S.G. 35) used on cover from London to Manchester, 185658 LC14 1d. on 1859 cover to Evesham tied by very scarce Birmingham ''75'' roller cancel, and KE VII 10d. P.O. Telegraph Form with stamp overprinted ''SPECIMEN''. (3 items).
95 | £350
Postal History and Covers: A collection in two albums, incl. range of 1841 1d. red-brown covers with numbers in Cross, Postal Stationery, etc. (Few 100's).
96 | £320
Postal History and Covers: A line engraved selection on covers, incl. 1840 1d. black plate 5 SH used on 1840 (Nov. 17th) envelope locally used in London tied by unusual red Maltese Cross in the experimental black Cross period, 1841 1d. red-brown KE plate 9 on 1843 (July 8th) entire tied by number ''7'' in Cross, etc., fair to fine. (15 items).
97 | £110
Postal History and Covers: A selection of covers and cards, incl. Maritime Mail, Censor labels and cachets, Postal Stationery, also some Indentures with 1834 Marriage settlement, etc. (65 items).
98 | £380
Postal History and Covers: A selection of Paquebot covers and cards on leaves, incl. range of types, etc. (70 items).
99 | £130
Postal History and Covers: A collection in an album, incl. 1756 (Dec. 23rd) entire, bearing on reverse ''PENNY/POST/PAID/W/S'', Paids, etc. (27 items).
100 | £110
Postal History and Covers: A QV to KG VI selection of covers and cards, incl. postage due marks, overseas destinations, uprated postal stationery, etc., fair to fine. (41 items).
102 | £70
Postal History and Covers: An accumulation of London covers and cards, incl. postal stationery, slogans, also meter marks on pieces, etc. (100's).
103 | £110
Postal History and Covers: An accumulation of Scottish covers and cards, incl. slogans, registered stationery covers, etc. (180 items).
106 | £550
Postal History and Covers: 16871838 collection of London postal history written up (in German) on leaves, incl. early Dockwras, Bishop marks, instructional marks, Penny Posts, Paids, etc. (30).
107 | £320
Postal History and Covers: 17691850 collection of pre-stamp E.L's (a few fronts) incl. Scottish Bishop Marks, Perth and Oxford townmarks, Too Late, various Paids, 1839 letter referring to slavery in Jamaica, some incoming mail, etc. (85 items).
108 | £350
Postal History and Covers: 17711974 collection of mainly covers and cards in six folders, incl. 1841 1d's, Instructional markings, Postage Due markings, 191422 2d. bisected and used on 1921 postcard used in Christchurch, etc. (Few 100's).
109 | £160
Postal History and Covers: 17731936 selection of mainly cover and cards, incl. 1773 entire from Paris to Edinburgh, on reverse has ''DE/24'' in black and ''DE/28'' in red London and Edinburgh Bishopmarks, etc. (54 items).
110 | £210
Postal History and Covers: 180040 collection of Free Fronts (a few covers) written up in two albums incl. five or six for many years with morning and evening duty Crown Circle Frees, with scarce and rare types incl. additional morning duty, etc. (approx. 190).
111 £120
Postal History and Covers: 1803 (May 29th) entire, with manuscript ''2/9'' rate mark, bearing superb straight line ''CORK'' in purple, and London ''S/PAID/MAY 29/1803'' in red (Sunday date), a neat and attractive item. Photo.
112 | £250
Postal History and Covers: 180840 collection of Free Fronts (a few covers) in two albums with morning and evening duty Crown Circle Frees, incl. scarce additional morning and evening duty types, many with two examples of each, also ''Herewith My Frank....'' by Lovegrove, etc. (approx. 245).
114 | £170
Postal History and Covers: 181940 duplicated accumulation of Free Fronts, majority from 1827 with many additional evening duty types, a few are covers, etc. (approx. 285).
115 £250
Postal History and Covers: 1820 (Oct. 30th) entire to Ludlow, bearing a superb strike of the two line ''MISSENT TO/ST. ALBANS'' in red, also ''WATFORD/18'' mileage mark in black, most attractive and exceptional quality. Photo.
120 | £150
Postal History and Covers: 18421954 covers (26) and pieces (2), incl. 1843 (Dec.) cover from Dublin to Wick with approx three margined 1841 1d. AJ tied by fine strike of distinctive Dublin Maltese Cross, 1848 (Feb.) large piece from Edinburgh bearing 1841 2d. plate 3 PI-PL strip of three (some faults) with handstruck ''Registered/EDINBURGH'' in red below, Scots Locals on 1d. stars (7, one on piece), 1872 (Sept.) envelope with 186479 1d. tied by Oxford ''613'' duplex error, KG VI 4d.+21/2d. (4 different sizes), and 6d.+21/2d. registered envelopes used etc.
123 | £75
Postal History and Covers: 184775 selection of covers, incl. 1841 1d's, range of straight line Receiving House marks, etc. (9 items).
125 | £110
Postal History and Covers: 185560 small selection of perforated Stars covers, incl. 1859 (Feb. 16th) embossed valentine envelope, 1855 (April 28th) mourning envelope to London franked by NI-NK 1d. pair tied by boxed ''CHARLOTTE/PLACE'' Scots local cancels, etc. (7 items).
127 £80
Postal History and Covers: 1856 (Dec.) printed notice ''Delivery of Letters'', regarding the dividing London into ten districts, few stain spots and folds, otherwise fine.
129 | £130
Postal History and Covers: 18581944 selection of covers and cards, incl. redirected mail, overseas destinations, etc. (18 items).
132 £85
Postal History and Covers: 1859 (Aug. 1st) embossed ladies envelope sent from Reading to Broadway, bearing 1d. Star JJ, tied by ''READING/635'' duplex, fine and attractive. Photo.
134 £920
Postal History and Covers: 1864 (Feb. 17th) entire letter, endorsed ''Etna via Queestown'' addressed to New York, bearing 186264 6d. lilac plate 3 BA and 1s. green plate 2 DC, tied by ''B34'' numerals of the North-Weston T.P.O. Irish mail with a good strike of ''EUSTON STATION/IRISH MAIL'' c.d.s. on reverse, also New York Packet Paid 24 arrival c.d.s. and ''21/CENTS'' accountancy mark in red, some minor imperfections, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
136 | £550
Postal History and Covers: 18901965 small selection of first day covers in a cover album, incl. 1902 (Jan. 1st.) 1/2d. on card, also 1/2d. and 1d. on envelope, 1911 (June 22nd.) 1/2d. on illustrated Junior Philatelic Society envelope, 1948 (April 26th.) Silver Wedding set on illustrated cover, 1955 Castles set on two plain covers, etc., fair to fine. (31 items).
137 | £1600
Postal History and Covers: 18921938 a collection of Express Mail covers and cards, incl. 1892 1/2d. stationery card with extra 1/2d. and 11/2d. used within London with red Express label, 1905 opened-out envelope from Market Harborough to Glasgow, franked by 1/2d. and 1d. (4), with red Express label, 1911 stampless envelope used within London, bearing two different types of Express handstamps in violet, 1933 envelope from Stoke on Trent to Hawick, franked by 11/2d. and 6d., with black oval ''POST OFFICE/EXPRESS/DELIVERY'', good range of cachets, labels and rates, etc. (85 items).
138 | £110
Postal History and Covers: 194963 selection of first day covers, incl. 1957 Parliamentary Conference with special Conference cancel, 1958 Empire Games with Cardiff slogan, 1960 General Letter Office with Lombard Street c.d.s., 1961 Parliamentary Conference with London slogan, etc. (8 items).
139 £650
Postal History and Covers: Uniform Fourpenny Post: 1839 (December 5th) cover sent within London on the first day of the Uniform 4d. Post with octagonal ''PD/DE 5/1839/4Eg'' datestamp in red and ''NBrentford/1 py P PAID'' handstamp in black on front. Photo.
141 £70
Postal History and Covers: Uniform Fourpenny Post: 1839 (Dec. 31st) cover from Chelmsford to Bloomsbury with manuscript ''4'', on reverse has ''CHELMSFORD/DE 30/39'' and London ''G/31 DE 31/1839'' datestamps.
142 £550
Postal History and Covers: The First Day of Uniform One Penny Postage: 1840 (Jan. 10th) prepaid entire letter from Greenock to Edinburgh with manuscript '1', very fine boxed ''GREENOCK/JA 10 A/1840'' and Edinburgh ''PAID/11 JAN M/1840'' in red, clean and attractive. Photo.
144 £230
Postal History and Covers: Uniform One Penny Post: 1840 (May 6th) entire letter from Greenock to Paisley, prepaid in cash on the first day of issue of the 1d. black, with manuscript '1' in red and boxed ''GREENOCK/MY 6A/1840'' boxed datestamp also in red at upper right. Photo.
146 £360
Postal History and Covers: Late Fees: 1854 (Jan. 26th) envelope from London to Congleton bearing seven overlapping 185253 alphabet II 1ds. paying 1d. postage and 6d. late fee, cancelled indistinct Euston Square Station ''964'' numerals and backstamped superb ''EUSTON-SQUARE/STATION/JA 26/1854'' and fair''CONGLETON'' arrival c.d.s. in blue, some imerfections but a good example of this scarce service. Photo.
147 | £120
Postal History and Covers: Official Mail: A QV to QE II collection of covers in an album incl. Law, Official Departments, Army incl. 1890s 1/2d. stamped to order printed recruiting form, War Office cachets, 1947 O.H.M.S. cover to India with scarce red AIR MAIL/GOVERNMENT BAG label, Royal Navy, R.A.F., P.O.W. incl. 1914 cover with large boxed O.H.M.S./PRISONERS OF WAR/POSTAGE FREE cachet, 1940 incoming card to Isle of Man internment camp, etc. (approx. 117 items).
149 £110
Postal History and Covers: Postage Due: 1838 (Oct. 12th) cover from Haddington to Bagshot, bearing two line ''HADDINGTON/PENNY POST'' and matching handstruck ''1'' both in red, with London ''To Pay/1d. Only'' . This cover had already paid the 1d. charge, however Bagshot had its own penny post and was liable for a further 1d. payment, interesting item. Photo.
150 | £35
Postal History and Covers: Postage Due: 1838 (Nov. 8th) entire used locally in Dundee, bearing a very fine two line ''To Pay/ONE PENNY'', scarce and attractive.
151 £290
Postal History and Covers: Postage Due: 1849 (Sept. 3rd) envelope from Liverpool to Blackburn bearing 1841 1d. GB-GC pair, redirected underpaid with single 1d. QI(?) to St. Andrew's and endorsed 'More to pay/2' in black ink, fine and most unusual, the adhesives all with full margins. Photo.
153 £260
Postal History and Covers: Redirected Mail: 1862 (Sept. 16th.) entire from Bordeaux, franked by 185361, addressed to London, redirected to Brighton, bearing 185658 1d., tied by ''LONDON W.C.'' duplex. Photo.
154 £300
Postal History and Covers: Redirected Mail: 1863 (Feb. 5th) envelope From Sardinia to London, bearing 20c. (3), re-directed twice with red boxed ''REDIRECTED/POSTAGE UNPAID'' and large handstruck ''2'' in black, also 1860 (March 21st) envelope from Sardinia to Stafford with circular framed ''M/D/D/L'' missorted mark. Photo.
155 £240
Postal History and Covers: Redirected Mail: 1868 (April 17th.) envelope from New South Wales, franked by 6d., addressed to London and redirected to Dublin, franked by 186479 1d. plate 108 HB tied by ''LONDON W.C.'' duplex, part of flap missing and some minor toning, otherwise fine and attractive. Photo.
157 £550
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1853 (Aug. 24th) printed Notice of Objection entire from Brighton to Eastbourne, the 3d. rate being paid by very fine large margined 1852-53 alphabet II 1d. plate 166 1d. EH and 2d. plate 4 DI tied by superb ''132'' numerals, an exceptional example. Two copies of the Notice were taken to the Post Office, one handstamped and retained by the sender, the other sent by post to the person about whom the objection was made. The 3d. fee was made up of 1d. postage and 2d. registration and was often paid in cash rather than by the use of adhesives. Photo.
158 £270
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1855 (Dec. 19th.) envelope, registered from Windsor to Germany with 184754 embossed 1s. green fine used 6d. purple (was overlapping the edge of the cover but has been lifted and replaced slightly out of place for display, creased) and 1855 4d. watermark small garter, all tied by ''WINDSOR/890'' sideways duplexes, curved crowned ''REGISTERED'', in red and numerous other markings, full of character. Photo.
159 £780
Postal History and Covers: Registered Mail: 1856 (Nov. 6th) cover, registered from Nottingham to Glasgow bearing 184754 embossed 6d. purple, very fine with good to large margins, used with 1854-57 2d. AK, tied by ''NOTTINGHAM/583'' sideways duplexes., attractive. Photo.
161 £260
Postal History and Covers: Valentines: 1843 (Feb. 13th) multicoloured hand coloured Valentine letter sheet, depicting a young farmer in a pastoral scene in front of a cottage with ''TRUTH'' on the front, a love poem beneath, used from London to Midhurst, address slightly faded out, most attractive. Photo.
162 | £450
Used Abroad: Alexandria: A selection on leaves incl. 185557 4d. pair on large piece with 1d., 6d. pair, 186264 3d., 9d., 1s., 187273 6d. grey, 186783 5s. plate 1, covers incl. 186567 1s. pair, etc., varied condition. (58, 13 covers).
165 £900
Crimean War: 1854 (Nov. 6th) piece endorsed ''From the Black Sea Fleet H.M.S. Terrible'', franked by 1841 1d. red-brown plate 165 RL-TL vertical strip of three with very close to enormous margins, cancelled by oval ''0*0'', very rare. Photo.
170 | £140
Mail to or From Overseas Destinations: 1856 entire to Turkey, franked by 184754 embossed 1s. (2), 1857 cover from Bath to Portsmouth tied by bluish ''53'' numeral, endorsed ''Embarked'' and redirected to Calcutta, 1864 cover from Burton on Trent to New Zealand, franked by 186264 9d. RG, and 1881 cover Tunbridge Wells to India, franked by 187380 21/2d. blue plate 20 NB-NC pair, fair to good.
172 £420
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Australia: 1844 (Feb.) cover from Sydney to Glasgow, 8d. Ship Letter rate prepaid and with oval ''PAID SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY/FE 26/1844'' in red at upper right over which has been placed 1841 1d. plate 41 CH (touched at top) for redirection to Kilwinning, boxed ''INDIA LETTER/FALMOUTH'' in red on reverse, most unusual
173 £6800
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Belgium: 1844 (August 2nd) entire from London to Ostend bearing 1841 1d. red-brown plate 43 LA-MH block of sixteen with good margins nearly all around (LA-MA just cut into at left) paying the full 1s.4d. rate, charged '6' decimes local postage in Belgium, most attractive and a remarkable franking, believed to be one of only two such frankings known. Ex Daisy. B.P.A. certificate (1996). Photo.
175 £260
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1842 (October 22nd) entire letter from Glasgow to Cognac bearing 1841 1d. red-brown plate 23 NB with clear to good margins and neat upright strike of a black Maltese Cross, manuscript charge and other markings on front, the 1d. only paying postage within the U.K., clean and attractive. Photo.
176 £600
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1845 (July 9th) small neat and uncreased entire letter (on unusual surfaced Wiggins Teape paper), sent from London to France with very fine 1841 1d. plate 55 QG tied by neat London Inland Section ''6'' numeral in black and bright red transit c.d.s., charged '11'(d.) in manuscript and with an unusual oval framed handstruck ''1D'' in black, most attractive. Photo.
178 £700
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1842 (Nov. 1st) entire commercial letter written in French and sent from Bristol to Cognac, unstamped and with rate markings and with black Maltese Cross in the position a stamp would normally have been applied, this apparently deleted/defaced in manuscript, presumably to avoid misinterpretation as indication of prepayment, most unusual. Photo.
180 £55
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: France: 1879 (March 1st) printed prices current for prices of iron, sent from Glasgow to Conches with 186479 1d. plate 206 LF tied by a superb strike of the ''GLASGOW/NPB/MR 1/79'' oval datestamp code ''5 W'', very scarce in this quality, the adhesive with some staining around perfs. Photo.
182 £230
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Germany: 1841 (Oct. 8th) cover from Ballycastle to Lubeck bearing 1841 1d. red-brown plate 16 PA-QC block of six divided into PA-PC and QA-QC strips of three and used to pay the 6d. prepaid private ship rate for 1/2oz, charged '2' schillinge for transit from Hamburg to Lubeck, adhesives with full margins except QA just touched at left, PB and QC crossed by ironed vertical filing creases and PA with tear at top, some other cover imperfections but a very multiple usage to an overseas destination of an early plate. S.G. Spec. BS5/a/c. Photo.
187 £250
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Italy: 1846 (Oct. 30th) cover from London to Poste Restante in Rome, bearing 1841 1d. red-brown plate 64 TA with good margins on three sides, just shaved at lower left, tied by London Inland Section ''2'' numeral, circular ''TOO-LATE/G.P.O'' in black on front overstruck by red ''VIA DI/UNINGA'' hs, black manuscript '50' rate marking, clean, neat and uncreased. Photo.
188 £320
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Italy: 1847 (Feb. 2nd) entire letter from London to Poste Restante in Rome, bearing 1841 1d. red-brown plate 69 SL with good to large margins, placed at lower right, tied by London Inland Section ''8'' numeral, red ''VIA DI/UNINGA'' hs, black manuscript '39' rate marking, clean and neat. Photo.
189 £230
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Italy: 1850 (June 16th) small neat entire letter from Florence to London, redirected within London with three margined 1841 1d. PL, attractive and unusual. Photo.
190 £520
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Italy: 1853 (August 23rd) cover from Warrington to Naples via London, Calais and Genoa, bearing 185253 alphabet II 1d. plate 152 JD-JH strip of five with clear to large margins and tied by ''847'' numerals of Warrington, manuscript '73' rate marking in black and a variety of transit markings, some imperfections but most attractive. Photo.
191 £1950
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: New Zealand: 1847 (March 7th) entire letter from York to Auckland from the 'Rev. R.R. Lyth' correspondence, bearing 1841 1d. red-brown plate 66 FA-FF strip of six and GA and GB singles paying 8d. rate by private ship, adhesive mainly with full margins or nearly so, red oval ''PAID SHIP LETTER/LONDON/8 MR 8/1847'' datestamp on front, black oval ''WELLINGTON/NEW ZEALAND/JY 22/1847'' datestamp additionally tieing the strip and GA and ''AUCKLAND/NEW-ZEALAND/SP 5/1847'' c.d.s. also additionally tieing the strip and GB, manuscript '4' for 4d. Port to Port rate crosses FE and FF, the tops of the three ''Rs'' (Rev. R. R.) inked in on FA-FC (contemporarily?), otherwise fine and a most attractive and rare item. Photo.
192 £2100
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Norway: 1852 (September 13th) entire letter written in Norwegian in Grimsby and sent from Hull via London to Trondheim, bearing very fine 185253 1d. red-brown plate 151 ML with clear to large margins, manuscript '10' on front and '240' on reverse, blue ''SANDOSUND/19/9/1852'' receiving circular datestamp on front. An extremely rare destination, possibly unique in the imperforate period. Ex Henning Rasmussen. Photo.
193 £250
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Spain: 1853 (May 9th) cover from London to Bilbao bearing 1841 2d. blue plate 4 HF-HJ strip of five, endorsed 'via Calais' and with transit c.d.s. on front, oval framed ''PF'' in red and ''10Rs'' handstamp also in red on front, adhesives with three or four margins, attractive. Photo.
194 £2300
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: Sweden: 1853 (July 17th) cover from Newport (Mon.) to Sweden, sent via London and Hamburg, the 1s.2d. rate up to 1/2 an ounce paid by 185253 1d. red-brown GD-GE pair with full margins, the remaining 1s. in cash 'Paid 1/-', the adhesives tied by neat ''561'' numerals and additionally by ''NEWPORT-MON/JY 17/1853'' and London ''PAID'' circular datestamps in red, '4g' manuscript transit fee, blue ''HELSINGBORG/18 7 53'' arrival c.d.s., all the markings being on the front. A most attractive and very rare use of the imperforate issue to Sweden. Ex Henning Rasmussen. Photo.
197 £380
Mail to or from Overseas Destinations: United States of America: 1848 (March 4th) envelope from Liverpool to New York with 1841 1d. plate 79 AL-DL vertical strip of four, AJ-AK and DJ-DK pairs to pay 8d. rate by private ship, some imperfections but a most attractive usage. Photo.
198 | £380
Postal Stationery: A QV to KG V accumulation on leaves and loose in a small carton, mostly QV, unused and used with postcards, lettercards, envelopes, registered envelopes, single and compound stamped to order, some uprated with adhesives, a few Specimens incl. 1841 2d. envelope, 1865 1d. unused envelope with Young & Stockall, Liverpool, advertising ring (light stains on front), etc., also a few other items, mainly fine. (approx. 95).
200 | £110
Postal Stationery: A KG V collection of unused and used postcards, incl. 1918 and 1919 1/2d. cards with ''POST CARD'' deleted and ''G.W.R.'' printed above, reply paid cards, etc. (61 items).
201 | £60
Postal Stationery: A QV to QE II selection, incl. letter cards, registered envelopes, envelopes, etc., varied condition. (174 items).
203 £350
Postal Stationery: 1904 (July 30th) a most unusual item comprising QV 1/2d. newspaper wrappers (6) and 1d. pink envelope all used together with 187380 3d. adhesive (damaged) on large piece for registered parcel post, all with undated Norwood cancels, similarly cancelled KE VII 2d. and 5d. on affixed Anerley Road Parcel Post label dated 1904 (July 30th), and a second item with similar multiple use of stationery items for registered parcel post to the same addressee in Plymouth, with QV 11/2d. stationery card and KE VII 1/2d. embossed envelopes (8) with affixed Norwood District Office Parcel Post labels, all cancelled 1904 (July 12th) datestamps, unusual. Photo.
205 £260
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1850 (April 8th) embossed 2d. blue envelope uprated to 4d. with clear to large margined 1841 2d. blue plate 4 GA and sent from Exeter to Leicester, some cover imperfections but very rare. Photo.
206 £550
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1852 (May 14th) 1d. pink envelope to France, impressed stamp cancelled ''ANGL 2 CALAIS'' c.d.s. with London Paid mark in red alongside, a very rare and extraordinary item. Photo.
208 £320
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1894 stamped to order envelope with ten proof impressions, 1/2d. to 1s., Huggins ES19b, 20b, 21b, 22b, 23b, 25b with florets and ES11, 17, 18b, 26 undated, fine unused. Photo.
209 £65
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1912 (July 3rd) QV 1d. pink envelope unusually used from U.S.A. to England, franked by 2c. cancelled oval bars with ''CAMPBELL/CAL'' datestamp, fine and most unusual. Photo.
211 | £50
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1922 s.t.o. 1d. envelope (J & J Colman, Norwich), revalued to 1/2d. by ''575'' in black triangle (ES55), addressed locally but not cancelled.
214 | £250
Postal Stationery: Registered Envelopes: 190208 KE VII 3d. size F (RP24, 26), size G (RP24, 25, 26), size H (RP24, 25, 26, size H2 (RP24, 25), size K (RP24, 25, 26), all except two are unused, mainly fine.
215 | £260
Postal Stationery: Registered Envelopes: 191121 KG V 3d. (RP27 size G (2), H, H2, K), 31/2d. (RP29, size F, H (2), K), 4d. (RP30, size G, H, K), 5d. (RP34, size F, H, K), fine unused.
216 | £110
Postal Stationery: Registration Envelopes: 191582 selection of Forces registration envelopes, unusued and used, incl. RPFI (4), 2b, 3a, 8, 9, 10H, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 31, 33, 34, etc., fair to fine. (25 items).
217 £100
Postal Stationery: Registration envelopes: 1922 5d. emerald-green envelope size H (Jung EU1aH), for use in Ireland, print code CQ, fine unused. Photo.
218 £80
Postal Stationery: Registration envelopes: 1922 5d. emerald-green envelope size G (Jung EU1aG), for use in Ireland, fine unused. Photo.
220 | £120
Postal Stationery: Registered Envelopes: 1939 KG VI 41/2d. (RP47, size F, G, H), fine unused.
221 | £130
Postal Stationery: Telegraph Forms: 1889 10d. pale blue (TP55), 1892 10d. brown, 1895 10d. brown unused, fine unfolded condition.
222 £200
Postal Stationery: Telegraph Forms: 1894 6d. (Huggins TP15a) used in 1903 (Jan. 15th) for registered parcel post, with undated Halesworth cancel, Parcel Post label attached, some imperfections, unusual. Photo.
223 | £160
Postal Stationery: Telegraph Forms: 1902 KE VII 6d. unused (TP18b), 1903 10d. handstamped ''SPECIMEN'' (TP59a), 1915 KG V 9d. unused (TP21a), 1s. unused (TP24A), fine.
224 | £190
Postal Stationery: Telegraph Forms: 1940 6d. purple (TP26), 9d. olive-green (TP27), 1s. brown (TP28a), 1951 1s.6d. violet blue (TP31a), fine unused.
227 £350
1840 Mulready, a proof of the stereotype without the value inscription or side-panels, state 2, in black on India paper, folded to letter sheet format, some age staining, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. vol 1., page 13, cat. 3,500. Photo.
230 | £450
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A16, A27, unused, A251 letter sheet used 1840 December 13th with ''Clerical, Medical and General Life Assurance Society'' advert, 1d. envelope A143 and A163 unused, 2d. a98 letter sheet unused, 2d. envelope a203 unused, etc., mixed condition. (17 items).
234 | £200
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A65 (forme 3) with ''SOCIETY/For the Extinction of the Slave Trade, and for the Civilization of Africa'' advert (S.G. Spec. MA477b), unused, the top flap has been stuck down in the past and there is some damage to the heading, otherwise fine and scarce.
236 £1000
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A69 (forme 3) uprated to 2d. by the addition of 1841 1d. red-brown plate 13 NC fine used with good margins and tied by neat black Maltese Cross, not detracting sent 1841 (Sept. 3rd) to London, backstamped ''Penshurst/Penny Post'' overstruck by ''TUNBRIDGE/SE 3/1841'' double arc c.d.s. and London arrival c.d.s. in red, Britannia left uncancelled contrary to regulations, filing folds well clear of adhesive, otherwise fine and good appearance. Brandon certificate (2003). S.G. Spec. ME1, cat. 12,000. Photo.
239 £380
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A27, used on May 9th 1840, the third official day of use, from London to Dublin, cancelled by red Maltese Cross, has receiving mark of May 10th. (first Sunday), two filing creases, otherwise fine. Photo.
244 £220
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: 1840 (July 21st) Spooner's caricature no. 5, front only, used within London with manuscript ''1'' and London octagonal ''PD/JY 21/1840/8NT/8NT'' in red, some imperfections. Photo.
245 £2200
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and later Printed Envelopes: 1841 (June 4th) printed political cartoon by William Spooner, ''Political Hits No. 11'' and titled ''1855; OR, A SCENE IN PERSPECTIVE'', the cartoon shows a rather portly Queen Victoria and Prince Albert followed by a total of fourteen children which is not that far removed from the nine children the Queen actually gave birth to, and a rather emaciated John Bull, sent in Edinburgh with 1840 2d. blue plate 1 RD, and with red wax seal of the ''NEW CLUB'', endorsed on the reverse 'My dearest little Puckie I send you a specimen of a small family. Your affectionate Pap.', also with black on green ''A LESAGE'' printed label on the inside. A fascinating insight into contemporary feelings towards the Royal Family in the early years of Queen Victoria's reign. Photo.
246 £580
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1861 (March 7th) Arthur Granger's ''REGISTERED SAFETY ENVELOPE/NOT TO BE OPENED WITHOUT DETECTION'', printed in purple, featuring an embossed flap and special tab on reverse making opening without detection impossible, sent from London to Lamplugh nr Cockermouth with 1d. star SD placed upside down and neatly cancelled, minor cover stain at right, otherwise fine and most attractive. Ex John Bohn. Photo.
247 £250
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1862 (Feb. 10th) ''JAs. L. HANCOCK,/MANUFACTURER OF/W. R. Taylor's Patent Rifle Tube Cleaners'' printed advertising envelope depicting riflemen on flap, used from London to Canterbury with 1d. star, some damage on reverse to side flaps, attractive. Photo.
248 £160
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1895 (Feb.) hand illustrated envelope in colour depicting two gentlemen with sandwich boards, used within London, franked by 1881 die II 1d. lilac, flap missing and a few margin imperfections, attractive. Photo.
249 £150
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Covers: 1899 (Sep. 10th) pen and ink illustrated envelope entitled ''What is home without a Mother'', depicting young man preparing dinner over a gas ring, sent from Birmingham to Margate, bearing 188792 1/2d. pair, attractive. Photo.
250 £200
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1935 Silver Jubilee printed envelope used from London to U.S.A., bearing perfinned KG V 1/2d. with undated triangular ''W.C'' cancel, Hertford Conn. arrival handstamp on reverse, a folded envelope with the inside including a map of the West End in colour and a pop-up Savoy Hotel, a few light stains on front, unusual and most attractive. Photo.
252 £160
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Covers: 1949 long well hand painted envelope depicting maritime scene, used from London to Wales, franked by KG VI 21/2d. tied by British Industry slogan, most attractive. Photo.
254 | £420
Cancellations: Mailboats: A selection on stamps of Great Britain (5), Nova Scotia (7) and Colombia (poor), comprising ''A85'', ''A88'', ''A91'', ''A93'', ''A97'', ''A98'' (2) and ''B61 (4), fair to fine. (13).
255 £2700
Cancellations: Numeral Cacellations: The First Day of Use: 1844 (May 1st.) entire from Taunton to Wellington, franked by cut into 1841 1d. red-brown QK, tied by superb ''776'' barred oval of Taunton, the first day of use of the numeral cancellation, and with an equally fine strike of the ''TAUNTON/MY 1/1844'' circular datestamp alongside, rare and underrated. Photo.
256 £130
Cancellations: Returned Letter Branch: 188081 1/2d. deep green block of four used with experimental Returned Letter Branch trial cancels, fine, scarce in multiples. Brandon certificate (2006). Photo.
258 | £45
Cancellations: Squared Circles: 18801900 selection of covers and cards, incl. London with Upper Edminton, towns with Newton Le Willows, etc. (84 items).
263 | £400
Edinburgh Cancellations: An extensive collection of Edinburgh sub office cancellations and postmarks, pre adhesive to QE II with covers, postcards, parcel labels, pieces etc., incl. Scots Local types, on leaves (equivalent to three volumes), condition varies. (100s).
264 £180
Edinburgh Cancellations: 1857 (July 2nd) cover to Kilmarnock bearing 1855 LC14 2d. blue plate 5 NA placed sideways and tied by a fine clear strike of the ''EDINBURGH/131'' duplex in blue, clean neat item, partly refolded for display. S.G. 34, Spec. F6var. Photo.
266 | £40
Edinburgh Cancellations: 18971906 selection of postal stationery postcards (21) to Edinburgh, from Canada, Germany (13), Italy, Turkey and U.S.A. (5), with a variety or receiving and other markings.
267 £150
Edinburgh Cancellations: 1910 (July 6th) clean and neat registered envelope from Edinburgh to Germany bearing 190210 De La Rue 7d. pair (senders excess of 91/2d.) cancelled very fine ''REGISTERED/EDINBURGH/JY 6/10'' c.d.s's. Photo.
270 £240
Edinburgh Brunswick Star Cancellations: Arundel Type 1: 1862 (7.2) embossed 1d. pink envelope with a clear light strike of the type 1 Brunswick Star dated ''FE 10/63'', sent to Eton College, very fine, an early use of this very scarce cancellation of which only about 25 dated examples are known. Photo.
280 £140
Edinburgh Dotted Circle Cancellations: Arundel Type A4: 1861 (9.4) embossed 1d. pink envelope sent locally in Edinburgh and with a fine clear strike of this very scarce type with 27 cuts in the date circle, dated ''AP 3/62'', believed to be the only example known on a 1d. pink. Photo.
285 £400
Essays, Proofs and Trials: De La Rue: 1883 De La Rue dummy stamps in brown for ink trial number 66, in an imperforate left margin block of four (perforated at top), on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine with gum (unmounted), very scarce. Photo.
287 | £80
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Perkins Fairman and Heath: A sheet of wove paper (375 x 395mm, printed with 28 engine turned designs for stamp and banknote backgrounds, produced by Perkins, Fairman & Heath, some folds and peripheral faults, interesting item.
289 £300
Essays, Proofs and Trials: Charles Whiting, a sample produced by the Congreve process, multicoloured with green surround depicting a woman and child, mounted in cardboard with bevelled frame (277 x 343mm), very fine and fresh. Photo.
291 £170
Essays Proofs and Trials: Charles Whiting: 1840 (c.), the ''VR'' design in blue (later reprinted as part of the obverse side of the 1848 Art Union Journal page) on wove paper, very fine. Photo.
293 £1200
Essays Proofs and Trials: 1850 Prince Consort 1d. essay FJ imperforate finished example in black, an exceptionally fresh left marginal example, small imperfections mainly confined to margin at left not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DP71(b), cat. from 3,000. Photo.
294 | £1400
1840 1d. black a used selection of plated examples, very mixed condition, incl. plate 1a HD, HE, 3 MK, RL on 1840 (July 14th.) entire, 4 DE, QK, 5 FC, GL, 6 KB appears unused (poor), 7 SK, 8 AE-BE pair on 1840 (Nov. 25th) entire, 11 ?J very poor on 1841 (Sept. 28th.) cover, etc. (32).
295 | £1000
1840 1d. black selection incl. plate 2 PA (double ''P'') unused (corner thin), remainder used incl. plate 2 LE on 1840 (Sept. 11th) E.L., plate 3 MK on 1840 (Oct. 2nd) E.L. cancelled two red Maltese Crosses, plate 10 QB, also 1840 2d. used (repaired), etc., mixed condition, mainly with four margins. (13).
296 £1650
1840 1d. black plates 1a to 11 set with extra plate 6 (2), all with full margins except one plate 6, plates 6 (2), 8, 9, 10, 11 cancelled in black, the others in red, fair to fine. Photo.
297 £120
1840 1d. black plate 1a JK and plate 6 OD (on piece), both fine used with red Maltese Cross cancels. Photo.
300 £150
1840 1d. grey-black (moderate wear) plate 1a EG, very fine used, good to large margins, lightly struck red Maltese Cross, attractive. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
301 £160
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a GF, very fine used with good margins, neat, lightly struck red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
302 £620
1840 1d.grey- black (worn) plate 1a GH, close at foot to very large margins, tied to neat 1840 (May 23rd) entire from Glasgow to Stourbridge by a crisp red Maltese Cross, heptagonal Glasgow datestamp, fine. Ex Fraser. S.G. Spec. AS2th, cat. 2,500. Photo.
303 £400
1840 1d. grey- black (very worn) plate 1a HI very fine with large margins and neat red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Oct. 30th) entire from Perth to Dundalk, attractive. S.G. AS3. Photo.
305 £290
1840 1d. black plate 1a JL good to large margins on three sides, just shaved at base, used on 1840 (May 16th) entire from Manchester to Wakefield, neatly tied by red Maltese Cross, on reverse has Wakefield receiving mark of May 17th. (Sunday). S.G. AS2tf. Photo.
306 £320
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a LK, superb used with good to large margins and clear light centrally struck rose-red shade Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
307 £230
1840 1d. grey- black (very worn) plate 1a MJ very fine used, good to large margins, lightly struck red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
309 £160
1840 1d. grey-black (slight wear) plate 1a PG, very fine used, good margins, neatly struck almost complete red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
310 £420
1840 1d. grey-black (early impression showing slight wear) plate 1a RJ, superb used, good to large margins with attractive, virtually complete red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
313 £210
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a SG, superb used with good to large margins, neat upright red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
314 £580
1840 1d. black plate 1a SL showing slight wear, with good to large margins, used on 1840 (May 8th, the third day of official use) envelope sent locally in London, light neat complete red Maltese Cross, on reverse has Chief Office ''PD/MY 8/1840/8NT'' octagonal datestamp on reverse, stamp has small tear at left, soiling and some staining clear of stamp, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS1tc, cat. 8,000. Photo.
315 £300
1840 1d. grey-black (moderate wear) plate 1a TF, very fine used, large margins with part marginal selvedge at base, neat red Maltese Cross, attractive. S.G. Spec. AS2. Photo.
316 £900
1840 1d. grey-black (worn) plate 1a TJ very fine used on piece with clear to large margins, showing an almost complete strike of the rare true brown Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS2vi, cat. 2,800. Photo.
317 £160
1840 1d. black plate 1b AA, very fine used with good even margins, neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo
320 £190
1840 1d. black plate 1b HC with inverted watermark, good margins three sides, possibly just touched at top-left, neat black Maltese Cross, slight ageing at lower right. S.G. Spec. AS56e. Photo.
321 £130
1840 1d. black plate 1b HD (original plate 1a re-entry) very fine used with good to large margins and red Maltese Cross, matched with a good red (just touched at foot). S.G. Spec. AS5a & 6a. Photo.
322 £160
1840 1d. black plate 1b HL (recut left side-line and corner), very fine used with good to very large margins, neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5h, i. Photo.
323 £150
1840 1d. black plate 1b IC, fine used on piece, good to large margins, tied by exceptionally neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
324 £250
1840 1d. black plate 1b IJ (recut left side-line) exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and a virtually complete central strike of a salmon-red shade Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS5h. Photo.
325 £95
1840 1d. black plate 1b KA, fine with very large margins and overinked brownish-red Maltese Cross, tiny natural paper flaw. Photo.
326 £75
1840 1d. black plate 1b LF with good to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross. S.G.Spec. AS5. Photo.
327 £160
1840 1d. black plate 1b ME (recut side line) showing plate wear, very fine used with good to very large margins, lightly struck red Maltese Cross. Photo.
329 £12000
1840 1d. black plate 1b OA (original plate 1a re-entry), an exceptionally fine used marginal example with full 'deckle edge' sheet margin showing 'ICE 1d. Per Label 1s./-' inscription, good to large margins other sides, tied to clean 1840 (August 31st) entire letter from John Jackson (a wood engraver) in Hampstead, to Gateshead, tied by both red Maltese Cross and and straight line ''Hampstead Rd'' Receiving handstamp. A new discovery and a superb exhibition quality item. S.G. Spec. AS5a. Photo.
330 £140
1840 1d. black plate 1b OJ, very fine and attractive used example with very neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
332 £120
1840 1d. black plate 1b SA exceptionally fine used with large margins and neatly struck black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
333 £480
1840 1d. intense black plate 1b SG, superb used with very large even margins, very lightly struck red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS4. Photo.
334 £380
1840 1d. black plate 2 AA very fine used with good even margins and tied by most attractive carmine-red shade Maltese Cross to 1840 (June 16th) entire letter from Clonmel to Dublin, a fine Irish usage.S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
335 £150
1840 1d. black plate 2 EC good margins tied by neat red Maltese Cross to 1840 (June 19th.) part cover bearing ''Broughton/Penny Post'', overstamped by ''STOCKBRIDGE'' circular datestamp, also RJ with good margins, on piece, tied by neat red Maltese Cross. Photo.
336 £230
1840 1d. black plate 2 EE, fine used with good margins and superb almost complete neat orange-red Maltese Cross with large dot in centre., attractive. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
338 £140
1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 FB of exceptional appearance with full margins and very light neat red Maltese Cross, slight corner crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine, matched with an exceptionally fine red with good to large margins and neat black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS16 & 18. Photo.
339 £180
1840 1d. black plate 2 GJ fine with good to large margins, used on piece with neat red Maltese Cross and straight line ''Charing Cross'' in black across the stamp, rare and attractive. Photo.
340 £160
1840 1d. black plate 2 IA (no ray flaws), fine used with large to very large margins, showing portion of adjoining stamp at right, neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. AS15f. Photo.
341 £230
1840 1d. black plate 2 IA (no ray flaws), showing slight plate wear, very fine used with very large even margins and scarce with black Maltese Cross, matched with a fine, good to enormous margined red with neat almost complete black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS15f,m, 18f. Photo.
343 £120
1840 1d. grey-black plate 2 JA (constant variety) most attractive with good to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross, faint corner crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS16k. Photo.
344 £180
1840 1d. black plate 2 JL (without ray flaws) exceptionally fine used with large to very large margins and red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS15f. Photo.
346 £230
1840 1d. black plate 2 LA-LB pair, LB just touched at ''B'' square, close to large margins, used on 1840 (Aug. 5th.) entire from London to Wakefield, with step-type ''TP/Hayes K'', tied by orange-red Maltese Crosses, slight staining around adhesives. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
348 £90
1840 1d. black plate 2 MF, fine used on piece, neatly tied by red Maltese Cross. Photo.
349 £2100
1840 1d. black plate 2 NF, fine with ample to large margins, used on 1841 (Feb. 27th) cover, cancelled by a magnificent upright strike of the Maltese Cross in black, superb appearance. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
350 £320
1840 1d. black plate 2 OH very fine with good to large margins, superb red Maltese Cross, outstanding. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
351 £450
1840 1d. black plate 2 QL (constant variety at NE square), superb used with good to large margins and tied by a clear neat virtually complete red Maltese Cross to clean 1840 (July 2nd) cover (lacking right side-flap) to Mallow, County Cork, with ''TIVERTON/JY 2/1840'' circular datestamp on front at upper left, most attractive. R.P.S. certificate (1995). S.G. Spec. AS15k. Photo.
352 £55
1840 1d. black plate 2 SB fine with good margins, used on small piece with scarce black Maltese Cross. Photo.
353 £85
1840 1d. black plate 2 SD (upper transfer shift), a greyish shade, fine used with good to large margins and almost solid crusty vermilion shade Maltese Cross on 1840 (July 13th) entire letter from Harleston to Wymondham, Norfolk, with no other postal markings. S.G. Spec. AS15b. Photo.
354 £160
1840 1d. black plate 2 SE (prominent guide lines) fine with good to large margins, showing portion of adjoining stamp at left, tied to piece by neat red Maltese Cross, attractive. Photo.
355 £80
1840 1d. black plate 2 TC, fine with small to large margins, neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS15. Photo.
357 £220
1840 1d. intense black plate 3 ND, good to large margins, used on 1841 (April) envelope (small portion of reverse missing) to Halisworth, tied by black Maltese Cross with ''Southwold/Penny Post'' alongside, some slight staining, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS19A. Photo.
358 £210
1840 1d. greyish-black plate 3 RB fine used with good to large margins, very neatly struck red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
359 | £100
1840 1d. black plate 4 CH on piece (cut into at right) with red Maltese Cross, plate 6 LD with black Maltese Cross and plate 7 CC with red Maltese Cross, poor to fair, also 1840 1d. red-brown CB mint, cut into at base.
360 £750
1840 1d. intense black plate 4 CK and DG fine with small to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross on 1840 (July 16th) entire from Thornbury to London, with ''THORNBURY'' u.d.c on front, the adhesives placed at upper right and lower left corners and most attractive. S.G. AS 22. Photo.
362 £170
1840 1d. black plate 4 KK-KL pair, good to large margins all round, black Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. AS23, cat. 950. Photo.
363 £160
1840 1d. black plate 4 LK, very fine used, good to large margins, neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
364 £260
1840 1d. intense black plate 4 MI, very fine used on piece, good to large margins, tied by superb vibrant red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS22. Photo.
365 £450
1840 1d. intense black plate 4 RG fine with ample to good margins, used on 1841 (Feb. 26th) envelope from Jersey to Plymouth, tied by black Maltese Cross and with boxed ''No. 1'' at left, a rare usage from Jersey. Photo.
366 £480
1d. black plate 5 MA state 1 in a grey-black shade showing plate wear, an unused example showing plate wear, with ample to good margins, corner crease, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS25, cat. 10,000. Photo.
369 £480
1840 1d. grey-black plate 5 CA state 2 fine used with ample to very large margins and neat back Maltese Cross on 1841 (Feb. 17th) entire letter from London to Glasgow, minor cover imperfections well clear of adhesive. R.P.S. certificate (1999) states 'stamp has been lifted and replaced' but we can see no evidence of this. S.G. Spec. AS27. Photo.
370 £520
1840 1d. black plate 5 CB state 2 exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and excellent black Maltese Cross on 1841 (March 8th) cover (lacking letter sheet portion) from Andover to London, most attractive and scarce. S.G. Spec. AS27. Photo.
371 £65
1840 1d. black plate 5 FJ fine used with good even margins and red Maltese Cross, matched with a full margined red (small thins). S.G. Spec. AS25 & 26. Photo.
373 £140
1840 1d. black plate 5 NA (retouched ''N'') fine used with good margins and red Maltese Cross on 1841 (Jan.) entire letter from Glasgow to London, filing crease well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS25c. Photo.
374 £130
1840 1d. black plate 5 OL exceptionally fine used with large margins and red Maltese Cross, matched iwith a fine red in a deep shade with full margins and neat black Maltese Cross. Ex Donald Forbes-Smith. S.G. Spec. AS25 & 26. Photo.
375 £230
1840 1d. intense black plate 5 PB state 1 superb used with good to very large margins and neat black Maltese Cross leaving profile clear. S.G. Spec. AS24. Photo.
376 £150
1840 1d. grey-black plate 5 PB state 2 with full margins and black Maltese Cross on 1841 (March 19th) entire letter from Haverford West to Tenby, filing folds, one of which runs along the left margin of the adhesive which also has a small rub at lower left corner, otherwise fine and very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS28. Photo.
377 £200
1840 1d. black plate 5 QC (constant variety) very fine used with good to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross, matched with a very fine state 2 red with superb upright strike of a black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS25d & 33. Photo.
378 £300
1840 1d. black plate 5 QC (constant variety) state 1, superb used with good margins and most attractive neat red Maltese Cross on piece with matching ''PERSHORE/NO 9/1840' c.d.s. alongside. S.G. Spec. AS25d. Photo.
379 £170
1840 1d. black plate 5 SB-TB very scarce vertical pair with ample to large margins and red Maltese Crosses, SB with slight corner crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
380 £1050
1840 1d. black plate 5 SB, state 2 provisional printing of 1841 (third repair), very fine used with ample to large margins, on clean and neat 1841 (July 16th) cover from Wellington to South Molton, tied by a light strike of the black Maltese Cross, fine despatch and arrival double-arc circular datestamps in black on front, attractive and very rare, Osborne records only one known example of this lettering in this state. B.P.A. Certificate (1995). S.G. Spec. AS31. Photo.
382 £150
1840 1d. black plate 5 TD fine used with good margins and black Maltese Cross on 1841 (April 23rd) cover from Bridge of Earne to Edinburgh with a fine strike of ''BRIDGE OF EARNE/AP 23/1841'' boxed datestamp in red on front, filing crease well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
383 £130
1840 1d. black plate 5 TJ very fine used with good to very large margins and an upright strike of an orange-red shade Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
385 £310
1840 1d. black plate 6 DF and DJ (just touched at lower right), used on piece, superb neatly struck vermilion Maltese Crosses, attractive. S.G. Spec. DS 41. Photo.
386 £500
1840 1d. black plate 6 FL, a worn impression, superb used with large margins with part sheet margin at right, very neatly struck black Maltese Cross. Photo.
388 £65
1840 1d. black plate 6 IG fine with ample to large margins, neat red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
390 £120
1840 1d. black plate 6 NA state 2 used with good to large margins, black Manchester ''fishtail'' Maltese Cross, ironed horizontal crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS42ub. Photo.
393 £300
1840 1d. intense black plate 6 QH exceptionally fine used with enormous margins and with virtually complete centrally struck black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS40. Photo.
394 £240
1840 1d. intense black plate 6 SG fine with good to large margins and neat orange-brown Maltese Cross leaving profile clear. S.G. Spec. AS40. Photo.
395 £450
1840 1d. black plate 6 SK fine with close to good margins (small nick at base), tied by lightly struck watery magenta Maltese Cross of Preston, to clean uncreased 1841 (Jan. 27th) entire letter from Preston to Blackburn, attractive. S.G. Spec. AS41vd, cat. 9,000. Photo.
396 £190
1840 1d. black plate 7 AA fine used with good to large margins tied by red Maltese Cross to neat 1840 (Sept. 16th) envelope from Windsor to Welshpool, with ''WINDSOR/SE-6/1840) (1st digit of day missing) on front, attractive. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
397 £170
1840 1d. black plate 7 BF fine used on small piece, good to large margins, deep red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
399 £220
1840 1d. black plate 7 DE, very fine used on piece, good to large margins, neatly struck red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
400 £200
1840 1d. black plate 7 DG very fine used with good to large margins with red Maltese Cross framing the head and leaving the profile clear, attractive. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
401 £350
1840 1d. black plate 7 JA-JC strip of three, with close to large margins and red Maltese Crosses, few small faults, good appearance. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
406 £210
1840 1d. black plate 7 RK exceptionally fine used with large to very large margins and neat red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS44. Photo.
407 £180
1840 1d. black plate 8 DA, good to huge margins, tied to small piece by neat black Maltese Cross, very fine. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
408 £220
1840 1d. black plate 8 DB, fine used on part 1841 (Jan. 27th) cover, tied by neat red Maltese Cross with ''MARKET HARBOROUGH'' datestamp. S.G. Spec. AS
409 £110
1840 1d. black plate 8 HE state 2 without ''O'' flaw, with good to large margins and black Maltese Cross, small faults not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS48, cat. 600. Photo.
410 £120
1840 1d. black plate 8 MH fine with good margins and blurred black Maltese Cross on neat uncreased 1841 (June) envelope from Hatfield to London with ''HATFIELD'' u.d.c. in black on front, bears intact wafer seal of a horse in cameo on a green background on reverse. S.G. Spec. AS46, cat. 750. Photo.
411 £95
1840 1d. black plate 8 SC fine used on small piece with ample to good margins and neat centrally struck black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS46. Photo.
412 £150
1840 1d. black plate 9 II fine used with ample to large margins, neatly struck red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS56. Photo.
413 £90
1840 1d. black plate 9 KD (prominent horizontal guide line at foot) fine used with just clear to good margins and red Maltese Cross, matched with a fine full margined red. S.G. Spec. AS56 & 57. Photo.
414 £280
1840 1d. black plate 9 ME with good to large margins except just clipped at top, tied by red Maltese Cross to 1841 (Jan. 12th) entire letter from London to Manchester with fine strike of the red London double-framed ''POSTED AFTER/6 OCLOCK AT NIGHT'' handstamp. also a similar 1842 (June 24th) cover from London to Wells bearing fine full margined 1d. red-brown, plate 23 tied by black Maltese Cross and with a further example of the double framed handstamp in red but timed ''AFTER/7 OCLOCK'', a scarce pair. Photo.
415 £320
1840 1d. black plate 9 OB, fine used on piece with good to large margins, superb orange-red Maltese Cross, quite outstanding. S.G. Spec. AS56. Photo.
417 £220
1840 1d. black plate 9 RD very fine used with ample to good margins and neat red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Dec.) letter sheet from London to Wigan, R.P.S. certificate (1994), matched with red (clear to large margins except just touched at foot) on 1841 (Nov. 2nd) E.L. from Liverpool to Milnthorpe. S.G. Spec. AS56 & 57. Photo.
419 £820
1840 1d. black plate 10 BE (without ''O'' flaw) exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins showing part AE at top, tied by upright strike of red Maltese Cross to clean and neat 1841 (Jan. 27th) entire letter from London to Huddersfield, most attractive and a rare combination. B.P.A. certificate (1993). S.G. Spec. AS66a/h. Photo.
420 £400
1840 1d. black plate 10 CA very fine used with good to large margins with part sheet margin at left, and cancelled by red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS66h. Photo.
421 £520
1840 1d. black plate 10 CD state 2 provisional printing, fine used with ample to good margins and light neat black Maltese Cross on clean 1841 (June 1st) cover from Sherborne to Edinburgh with clear ''SHERBORNE/JU 1/1841'' circular datestamp on front, light filing folds well clear. Rare. R.P.S. certificate (1998). S.G. Spec. AS68. Photo.
422 £250
1840 1d. black plate 10 JB with very close to large margins, used on 1841 (Feb. 11th) cover to Bellingham tied by red Maltese Cross, has blue ''NEWCASTLE ON TYNE'' c.d.s. on reverse. S.G. Spec. AS66h. Photo.
423 £280
1840 1d. grey-black plate 10 JL with ample to good margins, tied by black Maltese Cross to 1841 (March 11th) cover from Leeds to Halifax. S.G. Spec. AS66. Photo.
425 £230
1840 1d. black plate 10 RF (long tailed ''R'') very fine used with good margins and neat red Maltese Cross, very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS66c, h. Photo.
426 £150
1840 1d. grey-black plate 10 RH (long tailed ''R''),, fine with ample to good margins, with black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS67c. Photo.
427 £360
1840 1d. black plate 10 RH (long tailed ''R''), very fine used with small part strike of black Maltese Cross leaving profile clear on 1841 (May 21st) entire letter from Birmingham to Stratford upon Avon, the adhesive placed at upper left contrary to regulations, minor cover imperfections well clear, matched with a fine good to large margined red tied by superb black Maltese Cross to 1841 (March 19th) cover from Clonmel to Dublin. S.G. Spec. AS66c & 69c, cat. 3,425. Photo.
428 £420
1840 1d. grey-black plate 10 RL (basal shift + long tailed ''R''), fine used with good to very large margins showing frame-line of SL at foot, tied by black Maltese Cross to clean and uncreased 1841 (April 7th) entire letter from Weymouth to Crewkerne with red ''CREWKERNE/AP 8/1841'' arrival c.d.s. on front. S.G. Spec. AS67d, cat. 3,000+. Photo.
429 £3200
1840 1d. black plate 11 BC (major re-entry, particularly apparent at top and in ''B'' square) exceptionally fine used with good margins and light black Maltese Cross on 1841 (May 8th) entire letter from Bridgewater to Wiveliscombe with partially struck ''BRIDGEWATER/MY 8/1841'' double arc circular datestamp on front, attractive and rare. R.P.S. certificate (1995) states 'Genuine despite lack of tying', S.G. 2bb, Spec. AS73a, cat. 15,000+. Matched with a fair red on 1841 (Aug.) cover from London to Preston. Photo.
432 | £1200
1840 2d. blue plate 1, a used selection very mixed condition, comprising nine singles (6 on covers), also plate 2 four singles (one on cover). (13).
434 £350
1840 2d. blue plate 1 BJ, superb used, with good to large margins, almost complete strike of a black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
437 £400
1840 2d. pale blue plate 1 CF very fine with good to large margins, neat centrally struck red Maltese Cross, superb appearance. S.G. Spec. DS6. Photo.
438 | £720
1840 2d. blue plate 1 CJ, FJ, HB, plate 2 AF, LK and PE with red Maltese Cross, all with full margins, good to fine.
439 £650
1840 2d. blue plate 1 CL, superb used, with good to large margins with large part sheet margin at right, virtually complete strike of a black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
441 £230
1840 2d. deep blue plate 1 EL very fine with good margins and neat centrally struck black Maltese Cross. Photo.
445 £520
1840 2d. blue plate 1 IG fine with good to huge margins with large portion of adjoining stamp at left, neatly cancelled by ''466'' numeral of Liverpool, a marvelous example in rare quality. S.G. Spec. DS5xc. Photo.
446 £1800
1840 2d. blue plate 1 JF-JK/KF/KK irregular strip of eight, used on 1841 (Dec. 9th.) entire from Aberdeen to Germany, cancelled by black Maltese Crosses, strip has been lifted and remargined then replaced, nevertheless of fine appearance. B.P.A. Certificate (2001). S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
448 £150
1840 2d. blue plate 1 KC of superb appearance with good margins, neat black Maltese Cross leaving profile clear, tiny paper fault in left margin and small corner crease not detracting from appearance at upper left, otherwise fine, superb appearance. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
451 £380
1840 2d. deep full blue plate 1 MK exceptionally fine used with ample to good margins and crisp neat red Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. DS1. Photo.
453 £550
1840 2d. blue plate 1 NH-NK strip of four in an attractive bright shade, fine used with ample to good margins and red Maltese Crosses, NI with additional manuscript lines. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
454 £1150
1840 2d. light or pale blue plate 1 OH very fine used on small piece, cancelled by extremely rare dull red-purple Maltese Cross, a spectacular item. B.P.A. Certificates (1960 states ''red-purple cross similar to that of Glasgow) and (1996 states ''dull red-purple). S.G. Spec. DS5var. Photo.
455 £550
1840 2d. blue plate 1 QA, very close to good margins, tied to small piece by London Inland Section ''4'' numeral and red ''MANCHESTER'' c.d.s., rare and most attractive. Brandon certificate (1995). S.G. Spec. DS5xc, var. Photo.
456 £350
1840 2d. steel blue plate 1 QA-QD attractive strip of four on piece with black Maltese Crosses, QB and QC with frame-lines just touched at top and QD clipped at right, otherwise fine with good margins. S.G. Spec. DS4, cat. 5,600 (as singles). Photo.
457 £90
1840 2d. blue plate 1 QB exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins showing portions of three adjoining stamps, neatly struck red Maltese Cross, light vertical crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and most attractive. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
460 £220
1840 2d. blue plate 1 RJ exceptionally fine with large margins, neatly struck bright-red Maltese Cross, superb appearance. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
464 £1700
1840 2d. blue plate 2 JD, unused, small margins all round, small thin, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DS8, cat. 35,000. Photo.
466 £260
1840 2d. blue plate 2 EI, superb used, with good to large margins, almost complete strike of a black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
467 £380
1840 2d. deep blue plate 2 HJ (double ''H''), good to large margins, used with two part strikes of the diamond ''232'' numeral of Galway, fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. DS7xc, cat. 1,700. Photo.
471 £820
1840 2d. blue plate 2 PH fine used with ample to large margins, tied by neat black Maltese Cross to 1843 (March 15) ''STAMP REVENUE'' large part printed entire from Enniskillen to Dublin. S.G. Spec. DS8. B.P.A. certificate (2007). Photo.
475 £350
1840 2d. blue plate 2 TG, fine used, with good to large margins with part sheet margin at base, almost complete strike of a black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
476 £2200
1840 Rainbow Colour Trials: Second trial plate, state 1 single [R3/2] in a deep red-brown shade on unwatermarked, white wove paper, used for cancellation abraiding trials with grid of punctures and 14mm horizontal cut, very rare. S.G. Spec. DP20F, cat. 12,000 (2006). Photo.
479 £2600
1841 Postal Notice complete bearing 1d. plate 5 SD (clipped at right) and lower marginal 2d. [R3/2] with blank corner letter squares from the small trial plate of 12, together with two 1d. pink envelopes (one a little discoloured) overprinted large type ''SPECIMEN'' in red, an exceptionally fine and fresh example of this Notice together with the original entire from the General Post Office, Edinburgh, in which it was to be enclosed. S.G. Spec. PN3, cat. 9,000. Photo.
480 £2200
1841 Postal Notice complete bearing 1d. plate 10 KA and 2d. [R1/4] with blank corner letter squares from the small trial plate of 12, together with two 1d. pink envelopes (one a little discoloured) overprinted large type ''SPECIMEN'' in red, a few small stain spots well clear of stamps, otherwise fine and an excellent example of this scarce notice. S.G. Spec. PN3, cat. 9,000. Photo.
481 | £380
1841 1d. red-brown a used selection, incl. AB with blue Maltese Cross, CL with blue numeral ''629'', AF on 1846 envelope with Irish numeral of Kingstown in blue-green, also 2d. pair and single, GG-HI block of six, etc., fair to fine. (27).
482 | £300
1841 1d. red-brown a used selection, incl. majority with full margins, all with numeral cancels, etc., good to fine. (48).
485 | £190
1841 1d. (3) on separate 1845 (Aug.) and 1847 (Feb. and July) covers from the same correspondence from Marykirk to Edinburgh, each with the adhesive cancelled by manuscript pen cross as primary cancellation at Marykirk and additionally tied by ''251'' numerals of Montrose, the 1845 cover with blue straight-line ''MARYKIRK'' and the 1847 covers with ''MARYKIRK'' u.d.c. in blue on front, two adhesives with full margins, the other cut into at foot, unusual trio.
486 | £380
1841 1d. and 2d. used in combination, a selection of three covers, comprising 1852 (Aug. 21st) registered cover from Colchester to London with 1d. plate 132 DB and DL and 2d. plate 4 DC-DE strip, 1853 (Sept.) large legal envelope from Canbride to Wisbeach bearing 1d. JI-JJ and 2d. plate 4 MK-ML pairs, some faults, 1850 (July) cover from London Bristol with full margined 1d. GG and 2d. plate 4 CH, also 1853 (May) envelope to Germany bearing 2d. plate 4 AF-BD-BF irregular strip of four, faults. (4 items).
487 | £150
1841 1d. red-brown (5) with full margins on separate covers cancelled numbers ''1'', ''2'', ''6'', ''8'', and ''9'' in Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. B1ua, ub, uf, uh & ui, cat. 1,975.
488 | £180
1841 1d., ten singles and BA-BB pair on separate 184144 covers, all with black Maltese Crosses, mainly fair to fine, the majority with full margins. (11 items).
489 | £180
1841 1d., a range on eighteen covers, one a turned cover from Edinburgh to Leith and return, mainly single frankings, all with 1844-type numerals, mainly fair to fine, mostly with full margins.
491 | £300
1841 1d. red-brown, a selection of fourteen all with blue Maltese Crosses, comprising plates 12 JA, 15 OK, 16 HI, 17 AF, 20 KG, 22 FF, 23 FH, QD, SE, 25 BI, 31 FC, 33 JC, 34 EG, and 36 BF, mostly good to fine looking three or four margined examples, some faults, also plate 115 RE with good margins and blue numeral. (15). S.G. Spec. B1sc & xb, cat. 7,880.
502 £110
1841 1d. red-brown GI fine with very close to good margins, tied to 1843 (April 11) entire by number ''11'' in Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. B1uk, cat. 900. Photo.
506 £70
1841 1d. red-brown IJ fine with close to good margins, tied to 1841 (Feb. 1st) entire by a very fine strike of the number ''6'' in Maltese Cross leaving profile clear. S.G. Spec. B1uf, cat. 350. Photo.
508 £100
1841 1d. red-brown MF ample to enormous margins with portion of ajoining stamp at left, tied to 1851 (Dec. 31st) envelope to London by very light but clear ''689'' numeral in blue of Sawbridgeworth, with matching datestamp on reverse, fine. Photo.
510 £290
1841 1d. red-brown on blued paper QA exceptionally fine used with full 'deckle-edge' sheet margin at left and good margins other sides, tied by light Scots numeral leaving profile almost clear on 1852 (Feb.) entire letter from Earlston to Melrose. Photo.
511 £170
1841 1d. red-brown QG, fine with ample to good margins, with blue Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. B1sc. Photo.
512 £350
1841 1d. red-brown TC fine with good to large margins, used for redirection on 1851 (June 4th) entire from Switzerland to Cheltenham, then redirected to Northleach, neatly tied by ''177'' numeral of Cheltenham, rare. Photo.
513 | £550
1841 1d. red-brown, a selection of 'black plates' on covers, comprising plate 5 OD, TK, plate 8 NG, RK (with a fair strike of the distinctive Leeds 'Special' Maltese Cross), plate 9 AF state 2, DD, HL, PH, plate 10 BK (without ''O'' flaw), CE state 2, DJ, HD, ID, JH (on cover from Leamington), MC, PH, SC and plate 11 PE, mostly good to fine with full margins, a few imperfections, also 1841 (April) local Edinburgh cover bearing plate 10 LE, LF, LH and NI singles mainly with three margins. (19).
515 | £1550
1841 1d. red-brown plates 1b to 175 complete used, plates identified by collector and whilst most believed correct not all can be guaranteed, plate 137 with inverted watermark, majority with full margins, fair to fine. (189).
516 £110
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b EA (blur in ''A'' square) fine used with just clear to large margins, tied by neat black Maltese Cross to 1841 (May 27th) cover from Edinburgh to Dundee. S.G. Spec. AS6. Photo.
517 £350
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b FC exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins and tied by a neat upright strike of a black Maltese Cross to 1841 (Dec. 17th) entire letter from Manchester to Derby, clean and neat. S.G. 7, Spec. AS6. Photo.
519 £200
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b MH (non coincident re-entry) fine used with good to very large margins, tied by light indistinct strike of a black Maltese Cross leaving the head completely clear and the adhesive almost uncancelled on 1841 (June 14th) entire letter from Tain to Dingwall, backstamped boxed ''TAIN/JN 14/1841'' datestamp and with indistinct ''DINGWALL'' c.d.s. on front, most unusual. S.G. Spec. AS6b. Photo.
520 £480
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b OJ exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and tied by a superb black Maltese Cross to 1841 (Oct. 24th) printed entire letter from Tralee to London via Dublin, exhibition quality. S.G. 7, Spec. AS6. Photo.
521 | £450
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1c, six examples, AJ, RK, SB, SD, SE and TD, fair to fine, AJ and SB with three margins, the others with full margins, a few imperfections, scarce group. S.G. Spec. AS9, cat. 3,000.
522 £300
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1c AJ fine used with good margins and bold black Maltese Cross on 1841 (May 28th) local London cover, very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS9. Photo.
523 £210
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1c TF, a pale shade showing plate wear, most attractive with full margins and neat almost complete black Maltese Cross, slight corner creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS9. Photo.
525 £140
1841 1d. red-brown plate 2 DJ, good to large even margins, very fine used with light black Maltese Cross, fine colour. S.G. Spec. AS18. Photo.
526 £150
1841 1d. red-brown plate 2 EF, good to very large margin at top, very fine used with neat complete black Maltese Cross tied to small piece, fine strong colour. S.G. Spec. AS18. Photo.
527 £95
1841 1d. red-brown plate 2 GA (without ray flaws), an example with exceptionally large margins and almost complete black Maltese Cross, slight creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS18. Photo.
528 £140
1841 1d. red-brown plate 2 GG, used with neat black Maltese Cross, very fine with large to very large even margins. S.G. Spec. AS18. Photo.
529 £150
1841 1d. red-brown plate 2 HF (without ray flaws) very fine used with good margins and a superb bold black Maltese Cross to 1841 (April 28th) entire letter from Penryn in Cornwall to London, red ''PENRYN/AP28/1841'' c.d.s. on reverse overstruck by London arrival (30th), filing folds well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS18f. Photo.
530 £600
1841 1d. red-brown plate 2 LE-NF, an extremely rare used block of six (2 x 3) with just clear to good margins, rather messy black Maltese Crosses, LE with closed tear at top and some other imperfections but this is the only used block of this plate in red that we have seen. S.G. Spec. AS18. Photo. Plate 2 red-brown printing multiples (other than used pairs) are exceptionally rare, the R.M. Phillips collection contains only GB-GF strip of five, the largest multiples in the Seymour collection were AD-AG strip of four and PG-PI and QG-QI strips of three rejoined to form a block of six.
531 £100
1841 1d. red-brown plate 2 MF, good to large margins, tied to small piece by neat upright black maltese Cross, fine. S.G. Spec. AS18. Photo.
532 £800
1841 1d. red-brown plate 2 NA-NH strip of eight with good to very large margins except four a little cut into at top, black Maltese Crosses, creases but a very rare multiple, the equal largest known. S.G. Spec. AS18
533 £150
1841 1d. deep red-brown plate 2 PC, good to large margins, very fine used with crisp black Maltese Cross, good strong colour. S.G. Spec. AS18. Photo.
534 £1000
1841 1d. red-brown plate 2 PJ fine used with part ''(DORC)HESTER/JA 1/1842'' Wessex-type townstamp in black, ample to good margins, very rare, unlisted by S.G. on a 'black' plate. Photo.
535 £620
1841 1d. red-brown plate 2 QD-QF fine and rare used strip of three with just clear to large margins and neat black Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. AS18. Photo.
536 £110
1841 1d. red-brown plate 2 RK-RL scarce pair with good to huge margins except RL just touched at top, otherwise fine with black Maltese Crosses on 1841 (Nov. 27th) entire letter from London, the front a little discoloured at left and with recipients manuscript notes well clear of adhesives. S.G. Spec. AS18. Photo.
537 £150
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 AG-AL strip of six, AK state 2, margins all round, AG and AL are damaged, used on long 1841 (March 29th) entire from Bromley to Pontefract, heavily cancelled by black Maltese Crosses, has ''Bromley/Penny Post'' at left and boxed ''No.1'' below. S.G. Spec. AS26, AS31. Photo.
539 £380
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 CC state 4 (provisional repair) very fine used with good even margins and a neat large part strike of the distinctive Leeds 'Special' Maltese Cross, very rare. R.P.S. certificate (1994). S.G. Spec. AS33ua. Photo.
540 £220
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 CC state 4 fine used with excellent even margins and tied by Birmingham type 2 Maltese Cross to 1841 (Nov. 5th) entire letter from Birmingham to London with boxed ''No. 7'' Penny Post Receiving House handstamp on front, slight cover staining and filing folds well clear of adhesive. Very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS33. Photo.
541 £290
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 GA state 2 provisional printing of 1841 (third repair), both corner leeters extremely faint, very fine used with good to large margins and a very fine strike of the distinctive Perth Maltese Cross on clean 1841 (April 30th) cover to Dunkeld, redirected to Pitlochrie with manuscript '1' redirection fee in black at left, backstamped at Perth, Dunkeld and Pitlochrie, most attractive and very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS33tt. Photo.
542 £210
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 GI-GL strip of four paying 4d. rate up to 5 ounces on 1841 (April 8th) cover from Hayes via London to Pontefract, good to large margins except PI clipped at upper left corner, tied by rather heavy black Maltese Crosses, a rare multiple franking. S.G. Spec. AS26. Photo.
543 £500
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 NI-NK strip of three showing slight plate wear, exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins and neat black Maltese Crosses, most attractive and very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS26. Photo.
544 £290
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 NJ superb used with a stunning complete upright strike of a black Maltese Cross on clean and neat 1841 (May 27th) cover from Kirby Lonsdale to Kendal with very fine circular datestamps in blue on reverse for both towns. S.G. Spec. AS26. Photo.
545 | £210
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 OA, OB and QC (constant variety), all state 2, used on separate 1841-42 covers (OA with lower flap missing, the adhesive additionally cancelled in manuscript on redirection), all with full margins (some very large) and black Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. AS27A & AS33.
546 £1000
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 PB state 3 non coincident re-entry (third repair), an exceptionally fine used example with ample to large margins and neat black Maltese Cross at top of stamp leaving the lower portion completely clear, on 1841 (Sept.) cover (lacking letter sheet portion) sent within London. R.P.S. certificate (1993). S.G. 7a, Spec. AS32, cat. 2,000 (off cover). Photo.
547 £480
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 PB state 3 non coincident re-entry (third repair), an excellent example cancelled well clear of the lower tablet by neat black Maltese Cross on 1841 (April 30th) cover from London to Newport Pagnel, adhesive with good to large margins except just shaved at side of ''P'' square, otherwise fine, very scarce. S.G. 7a, Spec. AS32, cat. 2,000 (off cover). Photo.
548 £290
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 PB state 3 non coincident re-entry (third repair), a good example with ample to large margins and cancelled well clear of the lower tablet by blurred black Maltese Cross on 1841 (May 14th) cover (lacking lower flap) from hereford to Monmouth with fine ''MONMOUTH/MY 15/1841'' arrival circular datestamp in red on front, adhesive with slight age staining at top and tiny flaw at foot below ''P'' of ''PENNY'', otherwise fine. S.G. 7a, Spec. AS32, cat. 2,000 (off cover). Photo.
549 £230
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 PB state 3 non coincident re-entry (third repair), a fine example with good margins on three sides, just cut into at right, neat black Maltese Cross leaving the lower porton completely clear, on small piece which has been affixed to 1841 (Dec. 3rd) entire letter from Halifax to Bradford, not tied but it would appear to be a genuine use, however sold 'as is' as there is no way to be sure. S.G. 7a, Spec. AS32, cat. 2,000 (off cover). Photo.
550 £320
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 TD with clear neat red Maltese Cross, ample to good margins except touched at upper left and upper right, some thinning and light bend, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (2001). S.G. Spec. AS26va, cat. 5,000. Photo.
551 £3000
1841 1d. red-brown plate 8 BG-BL strip of six with ample to good margins except BL just touched at right, cancelled neat London Inland Section ''19'' 1844-type numerals, BG-BH a little thinned, otherwise fine and a great rarity, thought to be the largest known multiple of any 'black' plate with 1844-type cancellations. B.P.A. certificate (1994). S.G. Spec. AS47. Photo.
552 £650
1841 1d. red-brown plate 8 CI-CL scarce strip of four, state 2 with CJ-CL showing coincident re-entries and transfer roller lines in vertical margins between, clear to large margins and neat black Maltese Crosses, matched with state 1 CF-CK strip of six with just clear to good margins except CF and CI touched on one side, neat Scots Maltese Crosses, some imperfections but mainly very fine appearance and a very scarce pair of multiples. S.G. Spec. AS47 and AS54. Photo.
553 £130
1841 1d. red-brown plate 8 DL (original re-entry) state 2 very fine used with ample to good margins and tied by light black Maltese Cross to 1841 (Oct. 23rd) cover from Stamford to Folkingham with dispatch and arrival circular datestamps on front alongside, attractive and scarce. S.G. Spec. AS54a. Photo.
554 £8000
1841 1d. red-brown plate 8 HH with clear to good margins except frame-line just touched at foot, tied by two strikes of London tombstone ''D/PAID/5 AP 5/1841'' datestamp in red and ''TP PAID'' in black, with a further strike of the tombstone alongside, on neat envelope to York, a most unusual and very rare exhibition item. B.P.A. certificate (1989). S.G. Spec. AS47. Photo.
555 £210
1841 1d. red-brown plate 8 LI-LJ pair fine used with good to large margins and complete upright strikes of the 'normal' Dublin Maltese Cross in black on 1841 (March 6th) entire letter to Lismore, endorsed 'Early delivery is requested' at top, recipients manuscript note also at top, very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS47. Photo.
557 £100
1841 1d. red-brown plate 8 SF state 2 fine used with excellent even margins and tied by a bold black Maltese Cross to clean 1841 (May 17th) cover from Clonmel to Dublin with very fine despatch and arrival datestamps on reverse together with a small handstruck ''P'', most attractive and scarce. S.G. Spec. AS54. Photo.
558 £400
1841 1d. red-brown plate 9 LD-LG strip of four, LD, LF and LG all touched at base, tied by number ''12'' in Maltese Cross to 1843 (May 12th) entire from London to Brampton, LF-LG affected by filing crease, a very rare multiple use of a black plate with number in Cross. S.G. AS57wl. Photo,
559 £280
1841 1d. red-brown plate 9 NL very fine used with good to large margins and clear light black Maltese Cross on small neat 1841 (April 2nd) entire letter from Jedburgh to Melrose showing superb strike of boxed ''MISSENT/TO/KELSO'' in black on front, exceptional and most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS57. Photo.
560 £350
1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 PH very fine used with good to large margins and neat black Maltese Cross on 1841 (May 14th) cover from Glasgow to London, then redirected within London with 1d. red-brown plate 9 remarkably also lettered PH with good to huge margins except touched at right and tied by superb black Maltese Cross. Probably unique and full of character. Photo.
561 £5500
1841 1d. red-brown plate 9 SK-TL block of four very fine and fresh mint with large part original gum, ample to large margins. Rare. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. S.G. 7, Spec. AS57, cat. 25,500. Photo.
562 £450
1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 BI pre-provisional printing showing ''O'' flaw, fine mint with small to good margins and large part original gum. R.P.S. certificate (1979). S.G. Spec. AS70, unpriced unused (state 1 cat. 2,500). Photo.
563 £2100
1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 KG-LH block of four very fine used with good to large margins and superb black Maltese Crosses on 1841 (April) piece with Drogheda and Dublin datestamps, there are also three small black circles (believed to be Inspector's rings) struck between the stamps, most attractive. R.P.S. certificate (1977, for block of six from which this has been cut). S.G. Spec. AS69, used blocks unpriced. Photo.
565 £3000
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 DE-EG mint block of six, some age staining mainly on gum and vertical fold in margin between the F and G columns has spilt and divided and been reinforced with hinges, otherwise mainly fine and a rare multiple, mint blocks of the red printing are much rarer than the black. S.G. Spec. AS74, unpriced as a block but cat. 36,000+ as singles. Photo.
566 £1700
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 MB with good to large margins and tied to part letter sheet to Norfolk by two strikes of London tombstone ''A/PAID/17AP17/1841'' datestamp in red, further clear strike on front with ''Cannon St. Rd./1D.PAID'' in black. R.P.S. certificate (1989), since when the stamp has been lifted, ironed and replaced, a rarity nevertheless. S.G. Spec. AS74. Photo.
570 £230
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 SA and SC in a superb rich shade, both with full margins and tied by light black Maltese Crosses leaving SA with clear profile to 1841 (Oct. 25th) letter from London to Preston, both with light score lines at fot not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS69. Photo.
571 £80
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 TC (re-entry) with good margins and tied by neat black Maltese Cross on 1841 (Aug. 29th) small envelope to London, with ''Latcham/Penny Post'' alongside, some minor staining, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS74a. Photo.
572 | £140
1841 1d. red-brown plate 12 IG-IL-JK-JL irregular block of eight used on cover from Wolverhampton to Bewdley, faults but rare, also plate 65 RE-RL cut into strip of eight used on 1847 (April) cover from Ayr to Edinburgh. S.G. Spec. BS1 & 28.
573 £600
1841 1d. red-brown plate 12 MC very fine used with ample to good margins and tied by a very fine upright strike of the 'waterbound' black Maltese Cross of Waterford on 1841 (Sept. 12th) cover to Dublin with straight-line ''DUNMORE EAST'' and double arc ''WATERFORD/SE12/1841/E'' c.d.s. in black and Dublin diamond ''IM/SE13/41'' datestamp in red on reverse. Ex Cawardine and illustrated on page 100 of 'The Maltese Cross Cancellations of the United Kingdom' by Alcock and Holland (2nd edition). Photo.
574 £220
1841 1d. red-brown plate 13 AH (basal shift) exceptionally fine used with good margins and neat virtually complete black Maltese Cross on 1841 (July 23rd) entire letter to Liverpool with very fine ''LANE-DELPH'' undated circle in black on front, backstamped at Newcastle-under-Lyne and Liverpool, very scarce in this quality. S.G. Spec. BS2c. Photo.
575 £190
1841 1d. red-brown plate 13 JC very fine used with good to exceptional margins, tied by neat black Maltese Cross to clean and uncreased 1841 (August 30th) entire letter from London to Coventry. S.G. Spec. BS2. Photo.
576 £350
1841 1d. red-brown plate 13 KF-KG pair, fine with good margins, cancelled by a single central black Maltese Cross, contrary to regulations, KF with small barely apparent tone spot at top-right but clear profile and most attractive and extremely rare, possibly unique on this plate. Photo.
578 £320
1841 1d. red-brown plate 13 PD-QE used block of four with ample to good margins except QE just touched at right, neat black Maltese Crosses, right pair with pressed vertical crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine, attractive and rare. S.G. Spec. BS2, cat. 1,000. Photo.
579 £180
1841 1d. red-brown plate 13 SA (constant variety in ''A'' square) exceptionally fine used with ample to good margins and neat black Maltese Cross on clean uncreased 1841 (Aug. 23rd) local London entire letter. S.G. Spec. BS2d. Photo.
580 £6000
1841 1d. red-brown plate 16 AJ with clear to good margins except just touched at lower left, tied solely by red ''Amlwych/Penny Post'' in red to 1841 (Nov. 11th) entire letter from Amlwych to Llanerchymedd, most attractive and a major rarity and exhibition item, possibly unique. B.P.A. certificate (1982). S.G. Spec. BS5wb, var., the Penny Post cancellation in red not listed. Photo.
581 £12000
1841 1d. red-brown plate 17 HF with the remarkable manuscript Maltese Cross of Dunnet on 1842 (April 12th) entire letter from Dunnett to Thurso with ''DUNNET/S.O.'' handstamp on reverse, the only manuscript Maltese Cross recorded and one of only four covers believed known. Ex Pemberton and Griffiths and illustrated on page 88 of 'The Cancellations of the 1841 Penny Red' by Danzig and Goldsmith. Brandon certificate (1993). Photo.
582 £550
1841 1d. pale red-brown (worn plate) plate 18 PC very fine used with good margins and light clear large part strike of ''TOTNESS/MR 4/1842'' Wessex type townstamp in black on cover to London. S.G. Spec. BS7va, cat. 2,500. Photo.
585 £480
1841 1d. red-brown plate 19 KE-LF block of four exceptionally fine used with good margins and light neat strikes of thin lined Scots Maltese Cross on 1843 (Feb.) piece with boxed handstruck ''PAID/1D EXTRA'' in red alongside. Most attractive and rare in this quality. S.G. Spec. BS8. Photo.
588 £380
1841 1d. red-brown plate 19 PJ (''J'' flaw) exceptionally fine and fresh mint with good margins and large part original gum, very scarce early plate. S.G. Spec. BS8e. Photo.
590 £290
1841 1d. red-brown plate 21 JC, good to very large margins, very fine used with a superb crisp strike of the distinctive Kelso Maltese Cross in black, fine rich colour. S.G. Spec. BS10ti, cat. 600. Photo.
591 £920
1841 1d. red-brown plate 21 OH-OL-PJ-PL irregular block of eight, exceptionally fine used with just clear to good margins and neat black Maltese Crosses on 1852 (June 25th) cover from Edinburgh to Arbroath, most unusual and attractive. S.G. Spec. BS10. Photo.
592 £380
1841 1d. red-brown plate 21 RC exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted mint, ample to good margins, very scarce early plate. S.G. Spec. BS10. Photo.
593 £220
1841 1d. red-brown plate 21 TI, good to very large margins, used with ''DORCHESTER/SE 5/1842'' Wessex town cancel, very fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. BS10va, cat. 650. Photo.
594 £150
1841 1d. red-brown plate 23 MJ fine with small to good margins and a virtually complete York Maltese Cross, superb appearance. S.G. Spec. BS12tl, cat. 500. Photo.
595 £60
1841 1d. red-brown plate 23 PE fine with good to large margins, tied to 1843 (Sept. 17) entire by a superb strike of the number ''8'' in Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. BS12uh, cat. 350. Photo.
597 £220
1841 1d. red-brown plate 27 HE state 1 fine used with ample to large margins, unusually placed sideways on 1843 (Nov. 1st) cover from Perth to Blairgowrie and tied by a fine strike of the disnctive Perth Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. BS16tt, cat. 700. Photo.
598 £210
1841 1d. plates 27 RK with good to very large margins except just touched at lower left used on 1843 (Sept. 15th) entire letter from Glasgow to Chesterfield, redirected from Chesterfield to Cheltenham and then Oxford with 1d. plate 34 GD fine with full margins and placed over ''CHESTERFIELD'' double arc c.d.s., backstamped at Glasgow, Cheltenham and Oxford, clean, uncreased and full of character. Photo.
599 £750
1841 1d. red-brown plate 28 FF-GL rare block of fourteen (7 x 2) cancelled by clear neat strikes of the number ''12'' in Maltese Cross, clear to good margins except at left of FF and FL possibly just touched at tip of NE corner, a little soiled and some other imperfection as usual for a multiple of this size, but good appearance and believed to be the largest known multiple with any number in Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. BS17ul. Photo.
600 £1250
1841 1d red-brown plate 29 IB with ample to good margins, placed at upper left of and tied with dark blue Maltese Cross of Preston to 1843 (April 18th) almost complete wrapper from Preston to Hamburg with matching dark blue ''PRESTON/AP 18/1843'' c.d.s. at upper right, bearing framed ''No. 12620/Detained for Postage'' and ''Returned for /6d. Postage'' cachets with the number and charge inserted in manuscript, endorsed '6' in red and with ''PAID/21 AP 21/1843'' London tombstone indicating payment of the charge, vertical filing folds (one crossing adhesive but not detracting from appearance), an interesting cover. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1998). S.G. Spec. BS18sc. Photo.
602 £190
1841 1d. red-brown plate 30 JC-KD block of four with good to very large margins and neat black Maltese Crosses, JD with slight corner crease and KD small surface imperfection, otherwise fine and most attractive. R.P.S. certificate (1994). S.G. Spec. BS19. Photo.
603 £680
1841 1d. red-brown on deeply blued plate 30 MF-NI used block of eight on piece, of exceptional appearance with good to large margins all around and neat black Maltese Crosses, MH, NH-NI with slight creasing or buckling not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and a rare multiple. S.G. Spec. BS19. Photo.
604 £580
1841 1d. red-brown plate 31 TA marginal with sheet margin showing 'PRICE 1d. Per La' inscription, good to large margins other sides, cancelled by neat no. ''6'' in Maltese Cross, very fine and rare. R.P.S. certificate (2008). S.G. Spec. BS20uf. Photo.
607 £400
1841 1d. red-brown plate 35 AE-CH used block of twelve with good margins in places and black M.C.'s, usual imperfections associated with such a large multiple, rare. Ex Seymour. S.G. Spec. BS24. Photo.
609 £80
1841 1d. red-brown plate 35 PB, very fine used, good to large margins, neat black number ''9'' in Cross. BS24ui. Photo.
612 £780
1841 1d. red-brown plate 39 AA corner copy with full deckle edge sheet margins showing part plate number and ''PRICE 1d. Per La'' inscription, very fine used with Liverpool ''466'' numeral leaving profile clear on 1845 (March) cover to Cheshire, redirected to Chester with exceptionally fine used 1d. plate 45 OD with ''BIRKENHEAD'' c.d.s. alongside. A superb cover. Photo.
613 £220
1841 1d. red-brown plate 39 AF-AG pair showing part marginal inscription at top, other margins large, used with two upright strikes of the distinctive Dublin Maltese Cross in black, fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. BS26Btf. Photo.
617 £9500
1841 1d red-brown plate 43 EF with good margins and tied solely by red London ''PAID/19 DE 19/1844'' tombstone to 1844 (Dec. 18th) entire letter from Taunton to the British Consulate Office, Frankfurt in Maine, Germany, additionally pre-paid in cash with red manuscript '10' and oval framed ''PD'' in red, adhesive with slight creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and very rare, most attractive. Clear B.P.A. certificate (1988). Photo.
618 £220
1841 1d. red-brown plate 44 DA-EC fine used block of six with ample to large margins except DC just clipped at upper right, used on 1844 (Aug.) large part cover from Cleckheaton to Bradford, attractive. S.G. 8, Spec. BS26G. Photo.
619 £210
1841 1d. red-brown plate 45 CD-DD, CF-DF vertical pairs and EJ tied by mainly good to fine strikes of the number ''4'' in Maltese Cross to large part 1844 (April) cover from London to Ashby de la Zouch, adhesives with full margins except CD with small scissor cut at foot, slight creasing, otherwise fine and a very scarce usage. S.G. Spec. BS26Hud. Photo.
621 £480
1841 1d. red-brown plate 72 BE-CL rare used marginal block of sixteen (8 x 2) with full sheet margin, good margins other sides except BE-BG a little cut into at top, BG and BJ tears at top and some creasing but otherwise mainly fine for such a large multiple. S.G. Spec. BS28. Photo.
622 £2300
1841 1d red-brown plate 75 LK 'Union Jack' re-entry, two examples, on separate printed return forms to the Lord Bishop of Norwich, one dated Jan. 15th 1849 from Fakenham, the adhesive with ample to very large margins, the other dated May 16th 1849 sent within Norwich and with ''St. Faith's/Penny Post'' in black on front, the adhesive placed upside down and with ample to good margins except just touched at lower right. A remarkable pair, clean neat and uncreased covers, and an extraordinary coincidence of two examples of the same lettering from the same plate to the same destination, former ex 'G.L.'. S.G. Spec. BS28c. Photo.
623 £1250
1841 1d red-brown plate 75 LK 'Union Jack' re-entry, a very fine used example with full margins and light indistinct cancellation leaving corners completely clear, on clean neat uncreased 1848 (June 20th) envelope from Salisbury to Windsor with most attractive and complete ''BROWN'S PATENT'' wafer seal with metal centre on reverse. S.G. Spec. BS28c. Photo.
625 £320
1841 1d. red-brown plate 77b BA (B-blank corrected), a lightly cancelled example placed sideways on 1848 (June) envelope to Birmingham, clear to good margins except touched at left and slight staining, otherwise fine. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1992). S.G. Spec. BS29b. Photo.
626 £2700
1841 1d. red-brown plate 80 MA-NL block of twenty four and OA-RL block of forty eight, rejoined to form original block of seventy two showing many of the malformed corner letters characteristic of this plate (paying 6s. postage sufficient for a package weighing up to 36 ounces) being six full rows of the sheet used in Ixworth with ''101'' numerals, some faults as to be expected with a multiple of this size but excellent appeance and an exhibition item, believed to be the largest known used multiple of the 1841 1d., most large frankings being paid with multiples of the 2d. Ex Griffiths and Shaida. S.G. Spec. BS29. Photo.
627 £520
1841 1d. red-brown plate 81 MA-MB mint marginal pair with full sheet margin showing 'Per Sheet. Place' inscription, good to large margins other sides, faint creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine with large part original gum. S.G. Spec. BS29. Photo.
629 £290
1841 1d. red-brown plate 90 DJ overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 1, very fine without gum, ample to large margins. S.G. Spec. BS30s, cat. 3,000. Photo.
630 £8800
1841 1d. red-brown plate 90 JK-LL marginal block of six overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 1, full deckle edge sheet margin showing inscription and with good to very large margins other sides, superb with gum (stamps unmounted), a magnificent item. S.G. Spec. BS30s, cat. 18,000++. Photo.
631 £1050
1841 1d. red-brown plate 90 MI-ML marginal strip of four overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 1, exceptionally fresh with good to large margins and virtually full original gum, horizontal creases but attractive appearance and very scarce. S.G. Spec. BS30s, cat. 12,000. Photo.
632 £1200
1841 1d. red-brown plate 90 NH overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 1, exceptionally fine and fresh with good to large margins and full original gum (unmounted), very scarce. S.G. Spec. BS30s, cat. 3,000. Photo.
633 £650
1841 1d. red-brown plate 91 QA superb mint marginal with full deckle edge sheet margin and almost full original gum, rich shade and most attractive. S.G. Spec. BS30. Photo.
634 £80
1841 1d. red-brown plate 95 PC, mint with part original gum, good margins all round. S.G. Spec. BS31. Photo.
635 £110
1841 1d. red-brown plate 96 RD-SE block of four with good to very large margins showing parts of six adjoining stamps, tied to piece from ''MONTHLY MAGAZINE OF LONDON...'' dated October 1st 1851, by London Inland Section ''27'' numerals, black ink marks at foot of SD-SE, otherwise fine, unusual. S.G. Spec. BS31. Photo.
639 £260
1841 1d. red-brown plate 111 GA-HB block of four, with good to large margins, cancelled by crisp London Inland Section ''22'' numerals, exceptionally fine and attractive. S.G. Spec. BS32. Photo.
640 £55
1841 1d. pale red-brown (worn plate) plate 111 TI, good to enormous margins with part sheet margin at base, lightly cancelled by London District Post ''55'', superb appearance. Photo.
641 £620
1841 1d. red-brown plate 113 OA-OE left marginal strip of six with full sheet margin showing '(PRIC)E 1d. Per Label. 1s./' inscription, good margins other sides, part to large part original gum, OB with small stain spot and OE with scissor cut into ''E'' square, some other imperfections not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and attractive showing plate wear. Ex Baillie (incorrectly described as plate 114)
642 £80
1841 1d. red-brown plate 113 PA with watermark inverted fine used with ample to large margins and ''132'' numeral of Brighton. S.G. Spec. BS32 (B1c). Photo.
643 £500
1841 1d. red-brown plate 118 FA-FL complete row of twelve with full margins all around and light indistinct cancellations, some light creasing as to be expected with such a multiple and each stamp with tiny pinhole not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. Spec. BS32. Photo.
644 £130
1841 1d. red-brown plate 123 DL with watermark inverted, a pale shade showing plate wear, good to very large margins and neat ''603'' numeral of Oxford, slight creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS32 (B1c). Photo.
645 £260
1841 1d. red-brown plate 124 RI-TJ vertical marginal block of six with full 'deckle-edge' sheet margin showing 'e Letter. In Wetting the Back be ca' inscription, ample to large margins other sides except RI-SI touched or just cut into at left, fairly heavy ''466'' numerals of Liverpool, very scarce. S.G. Spec. BS32. Photo.
646 £100
1841 1d. red-brown plate 125 AC with watermark inverted very fine used with ample to good margins and neat ''466'' numeral of Liverpool leaving profile clear. S.G. Spec. BS32 (B1c). Photo.
649 £230
1841 1d. red-brown plate 126 TD, a very fine and fresh mint lower marginal example with full 'deckle-edge' sheet margin showing 'Sheet. Place the' inscription, clear to large margins other sides, part original gum. S.G. Spec. BS32. Photo.
653 £80
1841 1d. red-brown plate 129 DA with watermark inverted, a fine very large margined example, minor corner bend, lightly cancelled. S.G. Spec. BS32 (B1c). Photo.
654 £130
1841 2d. blue, a mainly good to fine used selection, comprising plate 3 EG, TC with black Maltese Crosses, KC, MD, MG, NF, OI and PB (repaired impression with wide margins showing transfer roller line in right margin) with 1844-type cancellations, and plate 4 SF with very large even margins but creased. (9). Photo.
657 £700
1841 2d. deep full blue plate 3 TC-TD, a very fresh mint pair with full original gum, just clear to good margins except just shaved at base, excellent colour. Richter certificate (1993). S.G. 15, Spec. ES12, cat 12,000. Photo.
660 £520
1841 2d. blue plate 3 AL fine with small to good margins, placed sideways on 1844 (March 4th) entire from Greenock to Edinburgh, tied by distinctive Greenock Maltese Cross, rare. S.G. Spec. ES11um, cat. 1,500. Photo.
661 £100
1841 2d. blue plate 3 ED-FE block of four with good to large margins and rather heavy black Maltese Crosses, light vertical creasing affecting EE-FE not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. ES14, cat. 3,500. Photo.
662 £170
1841 2d. blue plate 3 FG with good margins except at right, tied by a good strike of the number ''5'' in Maltese Cross to clean and uncreased printed statement of account to Macclesfield ('Brocklehurst' correspondence). S.G. Spec. ES11ve, cat. 2,200. Photo.
663 £420
1841 2d. blue plate 3 FJ-HL block of nine with just clear to good margins all around except GL just touched at right, cancelled ''466'' numerals of Liverpool, GJ a little rubbed, otherwise very fine for such a multiple. Photo.
665 £120
1841 2d. blue plate 3 IA good to enormous margins with portion of adjoining stamp at right and part sheet margin at left, cancelled by London Chief Office ''12'', superb appearance. S.G. Spec. ES11. Photo.
666 £55
1841 2d. blue plate 3 ID-IE pair with small to large margins, small scissor cut in margin between stamps at top, neatly struck black Maltese Crosses, attractive. S.G. Spec. ES11. Photo.
668 £280
1841 2d. blue plate 3 KD with clear to good margins except just touched at lower right, tied by a fine strike of the number ''10'' in Maltese Cross to clean and uncreased printed statement of account to Macclesfield ('Brocklehurst' correspondence). S.G. Spec. ES11vj, cat. 2,800. Photo.
669 £150
1841 2d. blue plate 3 OH-PI block of four with good to enormous margins and with ''658'' numerals of Royston, light vertical creasing affecting OH-PH not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. ES14, cat. 1,200. Photo.
671 £300
1841 2d. blue plate 3 PE-QF block of four fine used with good to large margins and London Inland Section no. ''17'' numerals, slight trace of sulphurisation. S.G. Spec. ES11, cat. 1,200. Photo.
673 £280
1841 2d. blue plate 3 RA, very fine used on 1844 (May 6th.) printed Experience Life Assurance Company entire, sent from Glasgow to Edinburgh, good to large margins, tied by neatly struck black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. ES11. Photo.
674 £60
1841 2d. pale blue plate 3 SL with large to enormous margins showing portions of two adjoining stamps, lightly cancelled by ''186'' numeral of Dublin, superb appearance. S.G. Spec. ES10. Photo.
675 £210
1841 2d. blue plate 3 TI-TJ pair with small to large margins, used small on piece with good to fine strikes of the number ''11'' in Maltese Cross. S.G. 14f, Spec. ES11vk, cat. 1,300+. Photo.
677 £320
1841 2d. blue plate 4 AA-AB with large to enormous margins, showing portions of sheet margin and three adjoining stamps, has ''178'' numerals of Chepstow, superb colour and appearance. Photo.
678 £50
1841 2d. blue plate 4 BF, very fine with good to very large margins, showing portions of three adjoining stamps, lightly cancelled, superb colour and appearance. Photo.
682 £170
1841 2d. blue plate 4 FJ-FL strip of three and GG-GL strip of six, both on very blued paper, used to pay 1s.6d. postage up to nine ounces on 1852 (May 31st) letter (originally containing legal documents) from London to Chelmsford, average margins with five touched or a little cut into on one side and cover tear extends into GK at top, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. ES14. Photo.
684 £150
1841 2d. blue plate 4 JC-JD pair with a hint of lavender tint on reverse, good to very large margins, cancelled by ''736'' numerals of Stockton. Photo.
686 £160
1841 2d. blue plate 4 LG-LI strip of three, good to large margins all round, very fine used with neat ''757'' numeral cancels of Stroud, Gloucestershire. S.G. Spec. ES14. Photo.
687 £270
1841 2d. violet-blue plate 4 MJ-ML strip of three, with marked ivory heads with slight sign of lavender tint (early stage), good to large margins all round, very fine used with neat ''466'' numeral cancels of Liverpool, a scarce multiple. S.G. Spec. ES17, cat. 750 as singles. Photo.
688 £350
1841 2d. blue plate 4 ND-OH block of ten with good margins except ND, OD and OF each just cut into on one side, cancelled neat ''19'' London Inland Section numerals, light bends or wrinkles, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. ES14. Photo.
689 £180
1841 2d. blue plate 4 NI exceptionally fine used with huge margins showing portions of three adjoining stamps, an extraordinary example. Photo.
690 £180
1841 2d. deep full blue plate 4 PA-PD strip of four, good to very large margins all round, very fine used with ''843'' numeral cancels of Wareham and light part central ''PD'' in red. S.G. Spec. ES15. Photo.
691 £170
1841 2d. blue plate 4 PI with good to very large margins used on 1852 (March 5th) cover to London, tied by ''324'' numeral of Guernsey, front with manuscript ''More to Pay'' and ''4'', and ''MORE TO PAY'' handstamp, a few cover imperfections, scarce. Photo.
695 £80
1841 2d. blue plate 4 RG-RH pair, good to very large margins, neatly cancelled by ''678'' numerals of St. Columb, most attractive. S.G. Spec. ES14/ Photo.
696 £180
1841 2d. blue plate 4 RI-RJ pair, fine with good to very large margins, showing portions of two adjoining stamps, with lightly struck ''447'' numerals of Leeds in blue (trace of black). Photo.
697 £300
1841 2d. blue plate 4 TA, superb used with good margins three sides with complete marginal selvedge at left, very neat numeral cancel. S.G. 14. Photo.
699 £260
1841 2d. blue plate 4 TH-TI (TH re-entry), pair with good to enormous margins with part sheet margin at base, outstanding. Photo.
701 £200
185253 alphabet II 1d. plate 143 PE with watermark inverted fine used with small to good margins and neat Scots ''84'' numeral of Crieff on 1852 (Dec. 16th) entire letter to Stirling, very scarce. S.G. Spec. B2. Photo.
703 £160
185253 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 152 JC-JF strip of four fine used with ample to very large margins and tied by ''629'' numerals of numerals of Fleetwood to neat 1853 (July) cover to Kirkby Lonsdale, adhesives a little wrinkled prior to application, otherwise fine. Photo.
704 £600
185253 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 157 TG-TL lower marginal strip of six with part sheet margin showing inscription, dividing line in margin at lower left of TG, and a trace of the corner plate number, good to very large margins other sides, TL light crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and a rare multiple. Photo.
705 £620
185253 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 159 PB-PJ very fresh mint strip of nine in a deep shade, clear to good margins except three cut into or touched on one side, vertical creases but mainly fine appearance with large part to full original gum. S.G. Spec. B2. Photo.
706 £350
185253 alphabet II 1d. pale red-brown (worn plate) plate 161 CJ-CK pair, four good margins, fine and fresh mint. S.G. 9, cat. 1,150+. Photo.
707 | £95
185253 Alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 162 EA with good to large margins, showing portions of three adjoining stamps, used on 1854 (March 26th) entire from Newport Pagnell to Ireland, also HJ (torn at top) used on 1853 (Dec. 18th) mourning envelope.
709 £230
185253 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 167 OK-RL very scarce vertical block of eight with ample to good margins and neat ''41'' London Inland Section numerals, some small faults not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. B2. Photo.
710 £900
185253 Alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 171 EA-EF marginal strip of six cancelled by Scots 1844-type numerals in a true green ink, indistinctly struck, full sheet margin at left and with good to large margins other sides except EA just touched at upper left corner, two with light creases not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and a very rare multiple, stated to be the largest known cancelled in green. Ex Victoria (2nd sale, lot 325). S.G. 8p, Spec. B2xc, cat. 15,000+ (as singles). Photo.
711 £700
185253 Alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 172 BA-GB block of twelve (2 x 6) with good to enormous margins showing portions of five adjoining stamps, and minor imperfections, EA and EB with tear, an extraordinary block of twelve from this scarce late plate, possibly unique. S.G. Spec. B2. Photo.
712 £260
185253 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 173 BI with watermark inverted, very fine used with good to very large margins and neat ''242'' numeral of Derby, very scarce. S.G. Spec. B2c. Photo.
713 £130
185253 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 174 FL very fine used with good to large margins and neat ''359'' numeral of Hertford on small uncreased 1853 (Nov. 4th) mourning envelope to Camberwell. S.G. Spec. B2. Photo.
714 £190
185253 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 174 LG with watermark inverted, fine used with good to very large margins and neat London Inland Section ''13'' numeral, very scarce. S.G. Spec. B2c. Photo.
715 £200
185253 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 175 GJ with good to large margins on three sides, cut into at right, otherwise fine and neatly cancelled on clean and uncreased 1854 (Feb. 8th) entire letter from London to Hull, scarce. R.P.S. certificate (2001). S.G. Spec. B2. Photo.
716 £260
185253 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 175 HA with ample to large margins except just touched at lower right, used on 1854 (May 3rd) envelope from Warwick to Evesham, a little damp staining around but not affecting adhesive, otherwise fine and scarce. R.P.S. certificate (1988). S.G. Spec. B2. Photo.
718 £600
185253 alphabet II 1d. lake-red plate 176 NH with ample to good margins except touched at lower left, otherwise fine and neatly cancelled on 1854 (Feb 6th) entire letter from London to Hull, very rare. R.P.S. certificate (2001). S.G. Spec. B2(2), basic plate cat. 2,700 off cover. Photo.
719 £480
185253 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 177 TK with ample to good margins except touched at lower right corner, tied by rather heavy London Inland Section numeral to clean 1854 (Feb. 16th) entire letter from London to Hull, rare. R.P.S. certificate (2001). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 3,750 (off cover). Photo.
721 £100
Later Line Engraved: 1855 SC14 2d. blue plates 4 GB and 5 EA, both with watermarks inverted, used in London, small imperfections, scarce. S.G. 23Wi & aWi, cat. 1,100. Photo.
725 £420
Later Line Engraved: 1855 LC14 2d. blue plate 5 RI-SJ block of four used with LC14 1d. GD on small neat 1859 (July 2nd) envelope from London to Suez with crisp ''LONDON-S/S/17'' duplexes, minor cover imperfections but a most attractive and unusual use of a block on a small envelope. S.G. 34, Spec. F6. Photo.
726 £680
Later Line Engraved: 1857 LC14 2d. blue plate 6 selection incl. PI-QK block of six, KA-KF strip of six, KE to SE reconstructed vertical strip of nine each showing re-entry, JH re-entry and constant variety, GD (double ''D''), mainly very fine and an attractive group. (24). Photo.
733 £80
Later Line Engraved: 185763 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. rose-red plate 64 HH fine used, scarce. S.G. Spec. C10. Photo.
739 | £210
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plate 71225 (less 77), mainly fair to fine. (151).
740 £550
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plate 100 HG-ML mint block of thirty-six from right of sheet showing part inscription and marginal ornament, slight crease affecting top row, otherwise fine and fresh, most are unmounted. Photo.
742 | £90
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 186479 1d. plate 157 AA-TL complete used reconstruction, fair to fine. (240).
746 | £260
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plate 9, a complete used reconstruction, varied condition. S.G. 49, cat. 2,880.
747 £180
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plate 9 EI-FJ block of four, watermark type II mint, corner faults at foot, good colour. S.G. 45, Spec. G2, cat. 2,300.
749 £190
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 185876 2d. blue plate 9 TJ, a very fine and fresh mint lower marginal example with inscription. S.G. 45, cat. 300+. Photo.
751 £350
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. plates 1 to 20 set, all with c.d.s. or part neat squared circle, mainly fine to very fine, plate 9 QU has ''GLASGOW/MY 8'' c.d.s. (15). S.G. 48/49, cat. 1,241+. Photo.
752 | £110
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. rose plates 1 to 20 (less 9) unused (plates 1, 4, 6, 8, 15) others mint, fair to fine.
753 £190
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. rose-red plate 9 LH exceptionally fine used with small part cancellation leaving both plate numbers and Queen's head completely clear. S.G. 48, cat. 700+. Photo.
754 £220
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. rose-red plate 11 AC-CF unmounted mint block of 12 (4 x 3), showing misplacement of horizontal perfs. through top corner letters, fine and fresh. S.G. 48, cat. 1,200+. Photo.
755 £150
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. rose-red plate plate 13 CM-DN block of four mint, usual crackly gum, one unmounted, fine fresh colour. S.G. 48, Spec. G4, cat. 450. Photo.
757 £350
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1870 11/2d. rose-red plate 1 GJ-HL block of six of superb appearance with crisp upright strikes of ''SWINDON/FE 14/73'' circular datestamps, HK with tiny perf. fault at foot, otherwise fine and most attractive. S.G. 51. Photo.
760 £180
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1860 Unissued 11/2d. rosy-mauve plate 1 IA overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 2, without gum, good colour. S.G. Concise S11, Spec. G5s, cat. 2,000. Photo.
761 £320
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1860 Unissued 11/2d. rosy-mauve plate 1 BL unused (regummed), reperforated at left, good colour. R.P.S. certificate (2008). S.G. 53a, Spec. G5, cat. 7,000. Photo.
762 £1750
Later Line Engraved: 185879 Plate Number Issues: 1860 Unissued 11/2d. rosy-mauve plate 1 OD, a fine fresh mint example with large part original gum and excellent colour. S.G. 53a, Spec. G5, cat. 7,000. Photo.
763 | £240
184754 embossed 1s. pair and three singles, 10d., and 6d. (3), one on small piece, used, fair to good. (9).
765 £200
184754 embossed 1s. pale green, two cut square examples, both with good margins on three sides, shaved or just touched on the fourth, tied to part wrapper to U.S.A. with ''466'' numerals of Liverpool, one additionally tied by large red ''12'' rate mark. Photo.
766 £450
184754 embossed 10d deep brown, a very fine used marginal example with English Chief Office numeral cancel, excellent colour, scarce in this quality. S.G. Spec. H2(2), cat. 1,800. Photo.
767 £300
184754 embossed 10d. brown used horizontal strip of three, all touched, otherwise fine. Photo.
769 £1350
184754 embossed 10d. brown die 3, superb used with 185457 1d. on 1855 (Nov. 14th.) cover from London to Spain, both cancelled by ''18'' numeral, with ''ANGL./AMB.CALAIS'' c.d.s. alongside, red oval ''P F'' and green ''4R'' rate mark below. S.G. 57. Photo.
772 £600
184754 embossed 6d. dull lilac with watermark inverted and reversed unused, four margins, a little soiled. B.P.A. certificate (1952). S.G. 59Wk, cat. 12,000. Photo.
773 £980
184754 embossed 6d purple, a superb used example with good to very large margins, with part ''583 sideways duplex of Nottingham in blue, exceptional. S.G. 60. Photo.
774 £230
184754 embossed 6d. purple with watermark inverted in a used vertical strip of three, some ink staining on reverse, few minor imperfections, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 60Wj. Photo.
775 £220
Surface Printed: 185557 4d. carmine watermark small garter used (3), 4d. rose watermark medium garter used (3), large garter 4d. rose unused and used, good to fine. Photo.
779 £250
Surface Printed: 1861 unissued 3d. rose plate 2, state 1 with shaded spandrels GH, vertically overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, slight crease, otherwise fine with gum, also 186264 3d. rose JL unused, few imperfections. S.G. Spec. J25A, cat. 800. Photo.
780 £500
Surface Printed: 186264 watermark emblems 9d. straw plate 2 HG, fine mint with part original gum (redistributed). Brandon certificate (1999) for HG-HH pair. S.G. 87, cat. 3,250. Photo.
782 £3000
Surface Printed: 186567 watermark large garter 4d. vermilion plate 12 imperforate FE-HH block of twelve with intepanneau margin, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6 over each pair, fine and fresh with full original gum, some gum wrinkling, very rare. S.G. Spec. J59s, cat. 5,700+. Photo.
783 £210
Surface Printed: 186567 watermark large garter 4d. vermilion plate 14 PJ exceptionally fine and fresh mint. S.G. 94, cat. 600. Photo.
785 £290
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 3d. plate 7 CH, fine mint wing margined example, also 1s. plate 4 JF unused. Photo.
791 £780
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 2s. brown BK, a used example, two blunted perfs, otherwise fine. S.G. 121, cat. 3,250. Photo.
792 £1500
Surface Printed: 186780 watermark spray 2s. brown CJ with inverted watermark, slight crease, otherwise fine and very lightly cancelled, very scarce. S.G. 121Wi, cat. 4,700. Photo.
793 £65
Surface Printed: 187273 watermark spray 6d. pale buff plate 11 MG-NH fine used block of four with neat ''MARK LANEB.0/DE 11/72'' c.d.s's, a few perfs. just blunted and MH with slight ink marks on reverse, a scarce multiple. S.G. 123, Spec. J79(5), cat. 400+ (as singles). Photo.
795 £850
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. rose plate 1 EB, unused, part original gum, few minor wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. 126, cat. 8,250. Photo.
798 £110
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. rose plate 1 FJ, plate 2 DA, used, few imperfections, also 188283 watermark anchor 5s. plate 4 FH (poor). Photo.
799 £160
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. pale rose plate 2 EI overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, fine without gum. S.G. 127 (S51). Photo.
802 £400
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. greenish-grey AH used with central ''GLASGOW'' c.d.s., corner perf. fault and a little light toning. S.G. 128, cat. 2,800. Photo.
803 £350
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. greenish grey FH, lightly cancelled, few blunted perfs, otherwise fine. S.G. 128, cat. 2,800. Photo.
805 £680
Surface Printed: 186778 watermark Maltese Cross 1 brown-lilac EC used with crisp ''GRACECHURCH ST/20 SP/80'' c.d.s. in blue, two small thins, of fine appearance. S.G. 129, cat. 4,000. Photo.
806 £620
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on blued paper 10s. grey-green FG used with neat ''CORNHILL B.O./SP 15/83'' c.d.s., few faint creases and a little soiled, otherwise fine. S.G. 131, cat 4,800. Photo.
808 £1400
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 1 brown-lilac AH with excellent upright strike of ''WEST STRAND B.O/FE/14/83'' c.d.s., fine. S.G. 136, cat. 8,000. Photo.
809 £900
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 1 brown-lilac CC used with neat ''BELFAST/MR 28/84'' c.d.s., pressed horizontal creases, of fine appearance. S.G. 136, cat. 8,000. Photo.
811 £1800
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange BA lightly mounted mint, blunt corner and a few short perfs. at foot, usual minor natural gum wrinkles, fine fresh colour. S.G. 137, cat. 12,000. Photo.
813 £1100
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper, 5 orange AB, used with neat central strike of double ring ''MANCHESTER/ACCOUNTS/12/JUNE/1893'' c.d.s., some creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine . S.G. 137, cat 4,500. Photo.
815 £1350
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange BL, used with neat ''EDINBURGH/JA 9/86'' c.d.s., small corner creases, otherwise fine. S,G, 137, cat. 4,500. Photo.
816 £1300
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange CJ used with crisp ''MIDDLESBROUGH/AP 16/02'' c.d.s., small central closed tear, superb appearance with fine colour. S.G. 137. Photo.
817 £880
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange CJ used with ''REGISTERED/THREADNEEDLE STREET/28 OC 97'' oval datestamp, a few surface faults and ironed-out creases, good colour. S.G. 137, cat. 4,500. Photo.
818 £1000
Surface Printed: 188283 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange CL used with two neat registered oval datestamps, two pulled perfs. at foot otherwise fine. S.G. 137, cat. 4,500. Photo.
819 | £55
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark anchor on blued paper 21/2d. rosy-mauve plate 1 HK, mint, few imperfections. S.G. 138, cat 750.
821 | £260
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark orb 21/2d. rosy-mauve plate 14 IA-PL complete pane of 96 (12 x 8) with full sheet margins showing marginal plate number, current number and inscriptions, overprinted ''CYPRUS'' (S.G. 3/a - JK showing large thin ''C''), very fine and fresh unmounted mint (mounted in margins), usual gum creases or bends, spectacular.
824 £90
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark spray 1s. green plate 13 LB-MC used block of four, with barred oval ''E.C/2'' cancels, fine. S.G. 150. Photo.
826 £350
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark large garter 4d. plate 15 BA, BI, FG-FH and RI-RJ pairs imperforate colour trials on gummed watermarked paper in pale orange-brown, grey-lilac, light sage and chestnut respectively, few imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. J64. Photo.
828 £280
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark large garter 4d. sage-green plate 15 PK, very fine and fresh mint, very lightly mounted. S.G. 153, cat. 1,100. Photo.
829 £100
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark large garter 4d. grey-brown plate 17 ED overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, very fine and fresh with full gum (unmounted), scarce. S.G. Spec. J67s, cat. 300. Photo.
830 £400
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark large garter 4d. grey-brown plate 17 QC fine and fresh mint with large part original gum, centred to left, excellent colour. R.P.S. certificate (1986). S.G. 154, cat. 2,400. Photo.
832 £1250
Surface Printed: 1876 watermark large garter unissued 8d. purple-brown plate 1 GE, fresh mint, diagonal crease, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 156a, cat 8,500. Photo.
833 £550
Surface Printed: 187380 watermark large garter 8d. orange plate 1 DD, variety watermark inverted, fine unused (regummed), very scarce. S.G. 156wi, Spec. J91A, unpriced mint. Photo.
839 £600
Surface Printed: 188081 'Provisional Issue' Issue 1/2d. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm.), endorsed ''BEFORE HARDENING'' and dated ''16 JUL 80''. Photo.
840 | £60
Surface Printed: 188081 'Provisional Issue' 1d. Venetian red KE-NJ mint block of 24 (6 x 4), the KG-NG vertical row showing one missing perf. pin, few wrinkles and slight creases, otherwise fine. S.G. 166var.
841 £280
Surface Printed: 1881 die 2 1d. lilac with ''PEARS`/SOAP'' advertisement in blue outline letters on reverse, fine and fresh unmounted mint from Base of sheet. S.G. Spec. K8l, cat. 600+. Photo.
842 £3500
Essays for the 1883 Unified Series: De La Rue's Fourth Scheme: A three page document from De La Rue archives, the first page inscribed 'Thos. De La Rue & Co's -Scheme- for the proposed new series of Unified and Postage Stamps./December 12. 1882', the second and third pages with individual printed lithographed essays for the 1/2d. to 5 in the issued colours and as used for the 1884 ''SCHEME SHOWING THE DESIGNS AND COLOURS OF THE STAMPS THAT WILL BE IN USE AFTER APRIL 1ST, 1884.'' printed notice with the exception of the 1/2d. which is printed in black, the 1d. which is the issued stamp, the 11/2d. which has no corner letters and the 2d. which also has no corner letters and for which the design was modified, the 5d. has line under ''d''. The pages with peripheral soiling or imperfections at edges well clear of the proofs, otherwise fine and an important document, possibly the only intact version in private hands (two others being in the Royal Collection and R. M. Phillips Collection). Photo. Tony Wiseman notes in 'The De La Rue Years' volume 2, page 22, 'De La Rue had given up the unequal struggle of preparing hand-painted essays in the numbers required in so short a time and adopted the device of making lithographic images'
844 £180
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on blued paper 2s.6d. JE overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, also white paper, 5s. AC, HC and 10s. KF all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9 or 11, fair to good. Photo.
845 £380
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on blued paper 2s.6d. lilac DG very fine used with neat central upright ''GRIMSBY/P/OC 15'' c.d.s. (year date missing). R.P.S. certificate (1989). S.G. 175, cat. 1,300+. Photo.
846 £320
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on blued paper 10s. ultramarine AG overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, a little thinning at top otherwise fine with gum. S.G. Spec. K13s, cat. 2,200. Photo.
847 £550
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on white paper 2s.6d. lilac BH, DC, 5s. crimson HF and JE, good to very fine fresh mint. S.G. 178, 181. Photo.
848 | £220
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on white paper 2s.6d. GA and ID, 5s. MB (2), 10s. KC and ME used, varied condition, one 5s. with a little thinning, mainly with neat datestamps. (6).
849 £500
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on white paper 2s.6d. LA, LF and JE, 5s. HE and LA, 10s. MC all mint, varied condition, 10s. a little toned and small thin, mainly fresh. (6). Photo.
850 £520
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on white paper 2s.6d. LH, 5s. AH and EA mint, both 5s. with a little thinning otherwise fine and fresh. Photo.
851 £95
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on white paper 5/- rose GB most attractive with central ''EDINBURGH/JY 22/99'' c.d.s., fine. S.G. 180. Photo.
852 £600
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. cobalt EA used with two strikes of ''CANNON ST'' c.d.s. and two other part strikes, slightly soiled and slight crease, otherwise fine. B.P.A. certificate (1967). S.G. 182, cat. 7,500. Photo.
854 £1500
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. ultamarine GC, fine and fresh unmounted mint. S.G. 183, cat. 2,000+. Photo.
855 £400
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. ultramarine IF, mint, some gum wrinkles and vertical crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 183, cat 2,000. Photo.
856 £500
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. ultramarine JA mint, a few minor gum wrinkles otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 183, cat 2,000. Photo.
857 £65
Surface Printed: 188384 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. ultramarine EA, used with ''BISHOPSGATE'' c.d.s., few minor tone spots, otherwise fine. S.G. 183. Photo.
858 £190
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac IA, used with London cancels, has fault at left. S.G. 185, cat. 2,400. Photo.
861 £220
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac PD used with registered oval datestamps, slight thinning in corner, of fine appearance. S.G. 185, cat. 2,400. Photo.
864 £2000
Surface Printed: 1888 watermark orbs error 1 brown-lilac JC with broken frame, used with c.d.s. and boxed cancels, fine with good colour. S.G. 186a, cat. 6,500. Photo.
867 £420
Surface Printed: 1888 watermark orbs error 1 brown-lilac TD, used with ''L.S./8'' barred oval, small blue crayon mark at lower-left and some red marks at top right, otherwise fine. S.G.186, cat 3,800. Photo.
868 £620
Surface Printed: 188384 'lilac and green' 1/2d. to 1s. set mint, 9d. a little grubby and 1s. with small tone spot, otherwise mainly fine. (10). S.G. 187-196, cat. 4,035. Photo.
869 £95
Surface Printed: 188384 'lilac and green' 1/2d. slate-blue imprimatur, with large part original gum, usual minor gum creases or wrinkles, also three mint examples (one overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9), good to fine. Photo.
870 £260
Surface Printed: 188384 ''lilac and green'' 11/2d. PF-OG, 2d. EA-FB, 21/2d. GO-HP, 3d. EF-FG and 1s. RK-SL used blocks of four, 1s. block neatly cancelled by ''DUFFTOWN'' c.d.s's, good colour, others fair to good. Photo.
871 £140
Surface Printed: 188384 'lilac and green' 2d. lilac AQ, 5d. dull green GL and 1s. dull green, line perforated 12 and overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, all with faults, nevertheless very scarce. S.G. Spec. K19t, K23v, K26t, cat. 1,405. Photo.
872 £230
Surface Printed: 188384 'lilac and green' 21/2d. selection, comprising GT imprimatur (surface fault), LJ imperforate overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9 from lower-right corner of sheet, DB overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, JS mint and DB used on cover, fair to fine. Photo.
873 £120
Surface Printed: 188384 'lilac and green' 3d. pale purple (plate 2) AK imprimatur, fine with four margins, large part original gum. S.G. Spec. K21, cat. 500. Photo.
876 £70
Surface Printed: 188384 'lilac and green' 1s. dull green JC, lightly cancelled, excellent colour, diagonal crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 196. Photo.
877 | £150
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' a mint and used selection, incl. 1/2d. vermilion imprimatur, range of covers, controls, etc., varied condition. (42).
878 £420
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1/2d. to 1s. and 1900 1/2d. and 1s. set, fine and fresh unmounted mint. (15). Photo.
879 £270
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1/2d. to 1s. (less 5d.) and 1900 1/2d. and 1s. unmounted mint (1/2d. green is mounted), a few small wrinkles otherwise fine and fresh (13). S.G. cat. 725. Photo.
880 £290
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1/2d. to 1s. and 1900 1/2d. and 1s. unmounted mint, some marginal, occasional small gum wrinkle otherwise fine and very fresh. (14). S.G. cat. 775. Photo.
881 £980
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1/2d. to 1 NB and 1900 1/2d. and 1s., with extra 1/2d. vermilion, 3d., 4d., 6d., 10d., also 1900 1/2d. blue green with inverted watermark, mint, mainly fair to fine. (21). Photo.
882 £380
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1/2d. (both), 11/2d., 2d., 3d., 4d., 41/2d., 5d. die II, 9d., 10d., 1/2d. blue-green and 1s. green and carmine, all in mint blocks of four, lower pairs are unmounted, mainly fine. S.G. cat. 1,509. Photo.
883 £700
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1/2d. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''5 FEB. 86'' (the earliest date for any 'Jubilee' die proof) and stamped ''BEFORE/HARDENING'', very fine. S.G. Spec. K27, cat. 1,000. Photo.
884 £1350
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1/2d. vermilion used on 1894 (Sept. 1st), the first day of permitted use of private postcards, printed ''FURNESS & KEENE'' postcard from Bournemouth to Epsom, the stamp tied by very fine ''BOURNEMOUTH/S1 SP/94/B60'' duplex, rare. Photo.
886 £180
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1 green PA overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, slight corner crease, otherwise fine with some original gum. S.G. Concise S118, cat. 950. Photo.
888 £6500
Surface Printed: 188792 ''Jubilee'' 1 green SB-TB, an exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted mint vertical pair from base of sheet, usual trivial natural gum wrinkles, excellent colour. S.G. 212, cat 13,000+ as singles. Photo.
889 £620
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1 green TB mint, rather heavily hinged and minor surface imperfections, fresh with good colour. S.G. 212, cat. 3,500. Photo.
890 £190
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1 green FB, fine used with centrally struck double ring ''GUERNSEY''. S.G. 212, cat. 700.
892 £110
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1 green QA, good used. S.G. 212. Photo.
893 £170
Surface Printed: 188792 'Jubilee' 1 green TC, also 190210 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green, both used with faults.
895 £100
Surface Printed: 1900 1s. green and carmine in an unmounted mint horizontal strip of three from left of sheet, very faint toning, otherwise fine and fresh. S.G.. 214, cat. 240 as singles. Photo.
896 | £700
Officials: A collection on leaves, incl. Inland Revenue with 1885 21/2d. lilac used, Army Official, Government Parcels 188386 1s. orange-brown plate 13 MI used, Royal Household, etc., varied condition. (69).
897 | £400
Officials: A mint selection of forged Official overprints incl. QV Government Parcels values to 1s. green and carmine, Board of Education 1s., KE VII O.W., Government Parcels to 1s., Board of Education 5d., also 21/2d. used, Admiralty to 3d., etc., a useful reference, most with ''Dr Marx'' handstamps on reverse. (36).
898 | £750
Officials: A mainly mint collection on leaves, incl. Inland Revenue 1882 6d. GL, Government Parcels, Royal Household 1902 1/2d., 1d. pair, etc., varied condition. (18).
899 | £230
Officials: A mint and used selection, incl Inland Revenue 1882 1/2d, green and 1885 1/2d. slate, both overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, 1901 1/2d. blue-green used control ''R'' block of six, etc., varied condition. (29).
900 | £140
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1882 1d. lilac, a lower right corner marginal block of six (3 x 2) with control ''U'', lower margin perforated and with partial double perfs. (some separation and reinforcement), lower left stamp with small faults otherwise fine and fresh unmounted mint, also a lower marginal control ''U'' single (rather heavily mounted and gum crease). S.G. O3, Spec. L3, cat. 680 (as singles).
901 £90
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1882 1d. lilac, a lower marginal example with control ''I'', ''....HAMPTON/MY 9/89'' squared circle, 1888 1/2d. vermilion lower marginal example with control ''Q'' and ''FE 11/01'' double circle c.d.s., good to fine, also 1901 1/2d. blue-green vertical lower marginal pair with control ''R'', fresh mint but creased. S.G. O3 & O13.
903 £320
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 5s. rose GH on white paper, unused, small part original gum, slightly soiled, otherwise fine. S.G. O9, cat 3,750. Photo.
905 £140
Officials: Inland Revenue: 190204 1d. intense bright scarlet, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. Hendon certificate (2008). S.G. O21, Spec. MO2var. Photo.
906 £75
Officials: Inland Revenue: 190204 1d. deep blood-red, a distinctive shade, fine and fresh mint. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. O21var. Photo.
907 £100
Officials: Inland Revenue: 190204 21/2d. ultramarine, fine used with very light oval cancellation. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. O22, cat. 250. Photo.
908 £150
Officials: Office of Works: 18961902 1/2d. vermilion (2) and 1d. lilac, fresh mint, some small imperfections, otherwise fine. All have had overprints verified. (3). S.G. O31 & O33, cat. 900. Photo.
909 £270
Officials: Office of Works: 18961902 1/2d. vermilion (2) used in combination with 1/2d. blue-green and 190204 1/2d. blue-green on piece with light oval ''REGISTERED/24 03/BRISTOL'' datestamps (month not visible), some faults but fine appearance and most unusual. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. O31, O32 & O36. Photo.
911 £290
Officials: Office of Works: 18961902 5d. dull purple and blue, fine used on small piece with slightly blurred ''PARLIAMENT ST./OC 10'' c.d.s. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. O34, cat. 1,000. Photo.
913 £160
Officials: Office of Works: 190203 21/2d. ultramarine fine used on small piece with part registered oval cancellation. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. O39, cat. 600. Photo.
915 | £400
Officials: Army: 18961901 1/2d. blue-green, a complete sheet of 240 comrising two panes of 120 (12 x 10) with control ''R'', including catalogued varieties Spec. L37e [R14/4], g [R5/2], h [R2/3], i [R10/11], k [R18/7], l [R7/5], m [R10/2], folded and some perfs. separated, otherwise mainly fine unmounted mint (mounted and some faults in margins), a few gum creases. S.G. O42, Spec. L37, cat. 1,760+ (as singles).
916 | £150
Officials: Army: 18961901 1/2d. blue-green, the lower five rows of the sheet [R16/120/12] printed in ink containing zinc chromate and a complete lower pane of 120 (lacking top interpane margin) printed in ink using organic dye, both with control ''R'', former incl. R18/7 short first ''I'' in ''OFFICIAL'' (S.G. Spec. L37k) and latter with R20/11 long top stroke to second ''F'' (L37j, mainly fine and fresh mint with all but about 18 stamps unmounted, some creasing and two stamps thinned. (180). S.G. O42, Spec. L37.
917 | £150
Officials: Army: 18961901 1d. lilac, a complete lower pane of 120 [R11/120/12] with control ''V'' including R13/7 with thick ''L'' in ''OFFICIAL'' (corrected ''OFFICIAI''), mainly very fine and fresh mint, stamps unmounted except 14 with hinge reinforcement of perfs., some creases in sheet margins. S.G. O43, Spec. L38/o, cat. 1,000.
918 £2300
Officials: Army: 18961901 1d. lilac, complete lower pane of 120 (12 x 10) with control ''W'', the overprint misplaced, being skewed to upper left affecting each stamp to a different degree, with the stamps in the first three vertical columns with the overprints showing significant upward misplacement and most of these with the word ''ARMY'' divided between the top and bottom of the stamps, the lower tow rows with ''OFFICIAL'' misplaced to leave the ''O'' falling either partly or almost completely at the right of each stamp (would appear as ''ARMY/FFICIAL O'' if divided, the lower right corner stamp with the ''O'' almost completely missing), overprint forme 2 including R18/7 short first ''I'' in ''OFFICIAL'', mainly very fine and fresh mint, the top row creased and about 15 stamps with perfs. reinforced with hinges, otherwise unmounted, most unusual. S.G. O43var., Spec. L38var. Photo.
920 £350
Officials: Army: 190203 6d. pale dull purple overprinted type O6, fine used with 1904 squared circle, tiny surface abrasion (probably a natural paper flaw) not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. O52, cat. 1,200. Photo.
921 £380
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 18831902 selection comprising 188386 11/2d. lilac BE, 1s. orange-brown plate 13 OA, 18911900 2d. grey-green and carmine and 1902 2d. yellowish green and carmine-red, mainly good to fine and fresh mint, the 1s. with perfs. trimmed at foot. All have had overprints verified. (4). S.G. O61, O64, O70 & O75, cat. 1,950. Photo.
922 £190
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 18831902 selection comprising 188386 1s. orange-brown plate 13 MG with ''DOUGLAS/ISLE-OF-MAN/OC 12/87'' c.d.s., 188790 1s. dull green (2, one with dot to left of ''T'') and 1900 1s. green and carmine, good used examples with parcel cancellations. All have had overprints verified. (4). S.G. O64, O68/c & O72, cat. 1,000. Photo.
924 £900
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 188790 11/2d. dull purple and pale green overprinted in blue-black and overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, fresh with large part original gum, a few faint tone spots on gum at edges, otherwise fine and rare, unlisted by Gibbons. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. O65var. (SO34), Spec. L24s., var. Photo.
925 £110
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 188790 9d. dull purple and blue fine and fresh mint with part original gum. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. O67, cat. 300. Photo.
927 £900
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 188790 9d. dull purple and blue overprinted in blue-black and overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, a few small tone spots at top mainly on gum, otherwise fine with part original gum, rare. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. O67a. (SO38var.), Spec. L28a,s, unpriced. Photo.
928 £2600
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 188790 1s. dull green overprinted in blue-black, very fine and fresh mint with large part original gum, rare. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. O68d, Spec. L29d, unpriced. Photo.
930 £320
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1902 6d. pale dull purple, a very rare used block of four, sound with quite light parcel cancellations. Wiseman states 'used blocks unknown'. The overprint has been verified. S.G. O77. Photo.
931 £180
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1902 9d. dull purple and ultramarine, very fine and fresh mint. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. O77, cat. 600. Photo.
932 £320
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1902 9d. dull purple and ultramarine, a very rare used block of four, sound but rather heavily cancelled. Wiseman states 'used blocks and multiples unknown'. The overprint has been verified. S.G. O77. Photo.
933 £220
Officials: Board of Education: 1902 5d. dull purple and blue, fine used with slightly oily ''LONDON/JU 2-/02'' c.d.s., scarce. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. O81, cat. 850. Photo.
934 £190
Officials: Board of Education: 190204 1/2d. blue-green, a fine and scarce unmounted mint block of four, a few perfs. separated. Overprint has been verified. S.G. O83, Spec. MO23, cat. 900+ (as a mounted block). Photo.
936 £150
Officials: Board of Education: 190204 21/2d. ultramarine, very fine used, small portion of oval cancellation leaving head completely clear. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. O85, cat. 300. Photo.
938 £110
Officials: Admiralty: 190304 3d. dull purple on orange-yellow, two used examples with small faults, good to very fine appearance. The overprints have been verified. S.G. O112, cat. 700. Photo.
939 £2600
King Edward VII: 190213, a mint collection on leaves, incl. 190210 De La Rue to 2s.6d. and 1 dull blue-green, chalky paper to 2s.6d., 191113 Somerset House to 1s. (3), 2s.6d., 5s., 10s. and 1 deep green, few shades, etc., varied condition. (112). Photo.
940 £1500
King Edward VII: 190213, a mint selection of high values on stockcards comprising 2s.6d. (7), 5s. (4) and 10s. (2), range of shades, also Somerset House 1 unused without gum, varied condition, some fine, mainly fresh. (14). Photo.
941 | £600
King Edward VII: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 190210 De La Rue to 1 dull blue-green used, 191113 Somerset House 2s.6d., and 5s. mint, 10s. used, etc., varied condition. (185).
942 | £780
King Edward VII: 190213, a mainly mint selection, incl. 190210 De La Rue 2d. dull blue-green and carmine unmounted, 10s. ultramarine mint, shades, etc., varied condition. (64).
943 | £480
King Edward VII: A mint and used accumulation in a stockbinder with mint printings incl. De La Rue range of 1/2d. and 1d. control pairs and strips, 5d. chalky slate-purple and ultramarine bottom margin pair unmounted (mounted in margin), 7d. deep grey-black (Hendon certificate, 2001), 2s.6d. chalky, Somerset House 6d. royal purple (Hendon certificate, 2000), 1s. corner example, various used to 2s.6d. (6), 5s. (2), 10s., etc., varied condition, many fine. (approx. 116 items).
944 | £280
King Edward VII: A mint and used accumulation in a stockbinder with a few mint incl. 1/2d. control pairs and strips, 1s. (2), 4d. orange and 5d. De La Rue plate proofs on poor quality buff paper, duplicated used to 1s., with De La Rue, Harrison and Somerset House printings, selection of officials, etc., mixed condition, many fine. (Few 100s).
945 | £400
King Edward VII: An accumulation of covers and cards with various frankings, uprated stationery, registered, express, parcel post labels, exhibitions, paquebots, I.R. Official 1d. O.H.M.S. covers (2), etc., mixed condition. (46).
946 | £550
King Edward VII: Perfins: A comprehensive duplicated collection in six large stockbooks, based on The Perfin Society's 'Tomkins Catalogue' of Identified G.B. perfins (10th ed.), mainly 1d's but some 1/2d's and higher values, and a few QV, with extensive London City and Borough companies, County types, Scottish, Irish and Welsh perfins, full name perfins, monograms, good range of railway companies, shipping, insurance companies, breweries, newspapers, religion, education, a few on covers or documents, etc., also a further stockbook of QV to QE II corporation and company overprints incl. on documents, etc., varied condition. (1000s).
947 | £400
King Edward VII: Protective Underprints: A collection on leaves of used 1d's with W. H. Everett and Son Ltd. (3, 2 inverted), also rare 21/2d. mint with underprint (inverted) in blue, and S. & J. Watts 18mm or 17.5mm underprint in black reading upwards (10), rare underprint in red, and 14mm reading downwards, mixed condition with a few damaged, a scarce group. (16).
948 | £400
King Edward VII: 190213 1/2d. to 1s. unmounted mint, mixed printings, some chalky papers, fine and fresh. (15).
949 £680
King Edward VII: 190213 1/2d. to 1, mainly fair to good mint. (20). Photo.
950 | £190
King Edward VII: 190213 1/2d. to 1 with extra 1s. and 5s., all used, fair to good. (21).
951 £1500
King Edward VII: 190213 1/2d. to 1 collection on leaves incl. 190210 De La Rue 6d., 5s. and 10s. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', mint with 190210 De La Rue 9d. (3), 10d., 1s., 2s.6d. (2), 10s. (fault), 191113 Somerset House 1s. (2), 2s.6d. to 1 (blunt corner and perf. faults), used incl. 190210 De La Rue 10s. (2), 1, selection of Officials mint, a few perfins, etc., varied condition. (174). Photo.
952 | £420
King Edward VII: 1/2d. mint collection of controls written up in a Safe album, in singles, pairs or larger multiples, with De La Rue blue-green and yellow-green and Harrison perf. 14 controls, most are plated with left and right sheet examples, range of shades, also De La Rue 1/2d. yellow-green with St. Andrew's Cross attached (wmk. inverted), four used singles showing plate cracks, and with the scarce specialised 1/2d. volume of ''The low value stamps of King Edward VII'' by Michael Astley with the control overlay films, varied condition but mainly fine. (72 items).
953 £450
King Edward VII: 190213 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s., fine mint with minor gum wrinkles. Photo.
954 | £820
King Edward VII: 1d. mint collection of controls written up in a Safe album, mainly in pairs or larger multiples, a few singles, many plated, left and right sheet examples, with De La Rue incl. control ''E5'' with perf. type V2(a) showing the bottom margin perforated through with only 12 holes, from plate 30c right sheet with [R.20/12] displaced cliche (Hendon certificate, 1994), ''F6'' set of four corner pairs from plate 23 right sheet showing progressive flaw in value tablet, ''H8'' plate 50b right sheet block of six showing four constant flaws, other constant varieties incl. damaged and thickened rules, displaced cliches, Harrison incl. perf. 14 ''A11'' perf. type V1 pair, perf. type V1A strip of three, perf. 15 x 14 ''A11'' perf. type V3 pair, range of shades, also with the scarce specialised 1d. volume of ''The low value stamps of King Edward VII'' by Michael Astley with the control overlay films, varied condition but mainly fine. (78 items).
955 | £2000
King Edward VII: 1d. comprehensive collection of pin varieties neatly written up in a Safe album, with examples of all the eighteen recorded types from sheets and with the various states (up to six) of the types, each illustrated with an enlarged picture of the variety, mainly used singles (344, a few perfinned) with a number of examples of some, incl. the only recorded examples of pins 11 and 17, the two known of pin 14 (two states), and two of pins 1 (one perfinned) and 2 (less than 5 of each recorded), pin 12 (plate 9) also with an example on postcard and mint ''C'', C4'', ''D4'' (2), ''E5'' (3), ''E6'' (2) and ''F6'' (2) control pieces with various perf. types, also pin varieties (6) from the two types recorded on booklet stamps, the collection also includes the rare retouches on used 1d's with fourteen types from sheets, two with two states, and one from booklets with both De La Rue and Harrison printings, a few with faults but mainly fine, a remarkable research collection.
956 | £500
King Edward VII: 1d. collection in a Safe album with unmounted mint shades incl. De La Rue upright and inverted watermarks, Harrison perf. 14 incl. aniline rose, perf. 15 x 14 incl. rose-red marginal block of six, deep rose-red, used incl. single with 1902 (Jan. 1st) first day cancel, another on cover, interpanneau marginal block of four (with gum) with first day cancel in the margin, bisects (2) on pieces, varieties incl. Harrison perf. 14 marginal vertical pair mint with misplaced vertical perfs., used example with a pre-printing paper crease, right margin single mint with 50% offset on reverse, used dry prints, also a selection of stationery incl. 6d. telegraph form (Huggins TP17a) overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1/2d. and 1d. mint and used overprints for Bechuanaland, British Levant and Morocco Agencies, etc., varied condition, mainly fine.
957 | £1150
King Edward VII: 1d. extensive study of major and minor cracked unit varieties (362) neatly written up in two Safe albums, mainly used with examples of early and later states of some, each illustrated with an enlarged picture of the variety, many with multiple examples, with horizontal cracks, cracks both sides of unit, left and right frame cracks, medallion cracks, a few mint incl. Admiralty Official type L10 opt. left margin block of 12 (6 x 2), some creases and tone spots, etc., a few with faults, some perfinned, mainly fine, a remarkable assembly. (approx. 590).
958 | £820
King Edward VII: 1d. extensive study of image damage varieties (234) neatly written up in a Safe album, each illustrated with an enlarged picture of the variety, all used (a few perfinned) with multiple examples of some, with damages to crown, medallion, value tablet, postage and revenue tablets, some S.G. listed varieties incl. plate 58b [R.20/10] spot under ''E'' of ''PENNY'' both De La Rue (3) and Harrison perf. 15 x 14 printings, etc., a few with faults, mainly fine. (approx. 365).
959 | £820
King Edward VII: 1d. extensive study of frame and margin damage and break varieties (229) neatly written up in a Safe album, each illustrated with an enlarged picture of the variety, all used (plus a mint pair) with multiple examples of some, some with early and later states, incl. a rare example of a distorted left frame, etc., a few with faults and some perfinned, mainly fine. (approx. 320).
960 £75
King Edward VII: 1913(c.) 1d. sample printed in blue by Bruckmann of Munich, imperf. on gummed zig-zag watermarked paper similar to that used for Bavarian issues, the image is slightly larger than the issued stamps, presumed to be for the intention of tendering for a G.B. stamp contract, two examples, one marginal, fine and unusual. Brandon certificate (2007) for a full sheet of 25.
961 | £350
Officials: A mint and used collection of KE VII 1d. Officials on leaves incl. I.R. block of four mint, used (42) incl. a block of nine, range of cancels, O.W. used (8), Army block of four unmounted mint, Govt. Parcels corner marginal unmounted mint, Board of Education mint, used pairs (2), Royal Household mint, Admiralty type O10 opt. (2) and type O11 opt. mint, selection of forgeries, also Board of Trade perfin used, ''C.A.'' overprint mint, etc., varied condition, many fine. (92).
962 £1100
King Edward VII: 1901(c.) De La Rue die proof of large unaccepted head (16mm high) with uncleared surround, in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), without markings, very fine. Photo.
963 £420
King Edward VII: 1901 die proof of large approved head with uncleared surround, in black on card, cut down to stamp size, fine. Photo.
965 £800
King Edward VII: 1903 De La Rue ''Canada Head'' essay, Die 2, large head 1d. essay in ultramarine on gummed unwatermarked thin wove paper (62 x 76mm), very fine. Photo.
966 £700
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1/2d. to 1 on ordinary paper, mint, one of each value less 1/2d. yellow-green and 4d. orange, 10s. and 1 with toned gum, 2d. is pale greyish green and scarlet-vermilion shade (S.G. Spec. M11(3), unmounted), photostat of R.P.S. certificate (1979) for a block of six from which this example comes, mainly fine and fresh. (16). Photo.
967 £100
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1/2d., 21/2d. and 6d. pair used together on piece, tied by ''LONDON.E.C/JA 1/02'' first day cancels. Photo.
970 £650
King Edward VII: 1901 De La Rue 1d. imperf. colour trial in purple on red, from the top right corner of the plate on gummed watermarked crown paper, fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 47, cat. from 1,200. Photo.
971 £650
King Edward VII: 1901 De La Rue 1d. imperf. colour trial in dull purple, a top marginal example on gummed watermarked crown paper, a few light gum wrinkles otherwise fine and fresh. B.P.A. certificate (1989). S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 47, cat. from 1,200. Photo.
972 £700
King Edward VII: 1906 De La Rue 1d. colour trial in blue-geranium, perf. 14 on gummed watermarked crown paper, fine and fresh. Hendon certificate (1993). S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 47, cat. from 1,200. Photo.
973 £520
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d., 1906 colour trial in blue-geranium, imperf. on crown watermarked paper, with gum, a very fine lower left corner example. Photo.
974 £650
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d., 1906 colour trial in dull rose, imperf. on crown watermarked paper, with gum, a very fine top right corner example. Photo.
975 £450
King Edward VII: 1906 De La Rue 1d. colour trial in cerise, perf. 14 on gummed watermarked crown paper, a little gum disturbance otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 47, cat. from 1,200. Photo.
976 £270
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. scarlet single and strip of three stuck down on piece with parts of adjoining stamps at foot, officially overprinted ''CANCELLED'' (72 x 8mm) across the four stamps by the Post Office in violet, ex De La Rue archive, very scarce, few such pieces known. Hendon certificate (2004). Photo.
977 | £400
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d., a selection of imperf. unwatermarked plate proofs comprising green on thin white card, four singles (one marginal) and a top right corner block of eight (4 x 2, crease in corner of margin) in a range of shades, two further singles with double impressions, bright scarlet on poor quality buff paper right margin pair, bright scarlet on white wove paper (2), and a further single with double impression (small surface fault), mainly fine. (11 items).
978 £190
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. imperforate plate proof in carmine on thin white paper without watermark, a horizontal pair, fine and scarce. R.P.S. certificate (2005). S.G. Spec. M5. Photo.
979 £90
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. deep green imperforate plate proofs (3) on thin white card (one with double impression), fine.
980 £300
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. selection overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' with type 15, type 16 with inverted wmk., and horseshoe type 17 (2, one with inverted wmk.), a few small bends otherwise fine with gum, type 16 unmounted, also an example overprinted ''ULTRAMAR'' in blue with gum (sold on its merits). S.G. Spec. M5s, M5t, M5u. Photo.
981 £170
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. misperforated and imperf. between stamp and left margin due to a paper fold, in a pair with right stamp normal, fine unmounted mint, a dramatic variety. S.G. 219var. Photo.
982 £290
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. scarlet variety imperf. between stamp and right margin, perforated vertically through the stamp, tied to small piece by Birmingham 1911 (Feb. 21st) c.d.s., fine and very unusual. S.G. 219var. Photo.
984 £320
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1d. intense bright scarlet, very fine and fresh lightly mounted mint. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M5var. Photo.
987 £800
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 11/2d. on chalky, a mint selection on the original thin coated paper used in the first printings, with slate-purple and bluish green in a top left corner pair, and dull purple and bluish green lower left corner blocks of four (margin faults) and six, mainly fine, the block of six unmounted and believed to be the largest known marginal block on the original thin coated paper. Photo.
988 | £300
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 11/2d. to 2s.6d. on chalky, mint, on the thick coated paper used in the second printings, with additional 3d. dull purple on orange-yellow, fine, 11/2d., both 3d. and 5d. with Hendon certificates (1994/2002). (11).
989 | £720
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 11/2d. to 2s.6d. on chalky paper mint, on the original thin coated paper used in the first printings, fine, each with Hendon certificates (2000). (10).
992 | £190
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 11/2d. to 2s.6d. on chalky, used, on the original thin coated paper used in the first printings, two of each 11/2d., 2d., 6d., 9d. and 10d. with shades, also 11/2d. used with 1d. on cover to Sweden, 5d. used with 2d. on registered cover to Paris, mainly fine, eleven with Hendon certificates (2004) and 11/2d. cover with Hendon certificate (2006). (15, 2 covers).
994 £500
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 2d. pale greyish green and scarlet vermilion, [R10/1111/12] right marginal interpanneau block of four, fine and fresh mint, lower pair unmounted (one with tiny natural gum bubble). Brandon certificate (2008). S.G. Spec. M11(3), cat. 1,140+ (as singles, 2005). Photo.
995 £820
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 2d. grey-green and scarlet on chalky plate D4 [R5/9] deformed tablet variety, fine mint, very scarce. S.G. Spec. M12(1)d, cat. 675. Photo.
996 £420
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 21/2d., 1901 colour trial in greenish blue, perf. 14 on crown watermarked paper, very fine with gum. Photo.
998 £1350
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 3d. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''21 NOV. 01'' and stamped ''BEFORE/HARDENING'', very fine. Photo.
999 £250
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 4d. green and chocolate-brown on chalky in an unmounted mint top left corner block of eight (4 x 2), tiny adhesions on one otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. M24(1), cat. 650+. Photo.
1001 £110
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 5d. slate-purple and ultramarine in a fine unmounted mint blck of four. S.G. 243. Photo.
1002 | £300
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 7d. selection incl. very deep grey-black fine mint (Hendon certificate, 1993), used incl. strip of five and block of four, deep grey-black with neat c.d.s. (R.P.S. certificate, 1990, for a block of nine), grey-black used with 4d. orange (2) on Stanley Gibbons 1911 (June 6th) registered book post label to New York, example used alone on registered cover to Hamburg, etc., fine. (9 items).
1004 £80
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 7d. deep grey-black, a very fine and fresh mint block of four, lower pair unmounted, upper pair faintest trace of a hinge. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. 249a, Spec. M37(2), cat. 540. Photo.
1006 £190
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 7d. deep grey-black, a very fine used lower marginal block of six (2 x 3) with light double ring ''DE 9/10'' c.d.s's. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M37(2), cat. 600+ (2005). Photo.
1007 | £80
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue ordinary paper 9d., five singles used mainly with neat c.d.s. cancels, range of shades, and slate-purple and ultramarine used on 1904 (June 7th) 3d. registered stationery envelope from Liverpool to Naples, fine. (6).
1008 £1650
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 10d. die proof of head plate only in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), no markings, very fine. Photo.
1009 | £400
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 10d. slate-purple and carmine ordinary paper, unmounted mint corner block of four with interpane pillars at top, some light bends, used singles (4) incl. slate-purple and carmine-pink, slate-purple and bright carmine used with 1/2d. and 6d. on 1906 (May 3rd) 3d. registered stationery envelope to Switzerland, and slate-purple and carmine used alone on 1905 (July 17th) registered insured cover to Paris, mainly fine. (7 items).
1010 | £220
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue ordinary paper 1s., three singles used, dull green and bright carmine block of four used with neat c.d.s's, dull green and bright carmine used with 2d. (2) on 1903 (Nov. 6th) 3d. registered stationery envelope to Bangkok, dull green and carmine-pink (AHB & Co perfin) used with 1d. on 1906 (Mar. 6th) 3d. registered stationery envelope to Japan, and dull green and carmine used with 5d. on 1904 (Feb. 17th) 3d. registered stationery envelope insured to Sweden, mainly fine. (7 items).
1011 | £600
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 2s.6d. lilac, 2s.6d. dull purple chalky, 5s. bright carmine and 5s. deep bright carmine mint, 2s.6d. lilac with sweated gum otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 260, 262, 263, 264, cat. 1,175.
1013 £160
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 2s.6d. (2) used with ''BLACKHEATH VILLAGE'' and ''ABERGAVENNY'' c.d.s's, also 191113 Somerset House 2s.6d. with ''NUNEATON'' c.d.s., mainly fine, small imperfections.
1014 £350
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 2s.6d. lilac very fine used on a parcel post label with a crisp Stockport 1904 (July 13th) c.d.s., label with central fault otherwise fine and very scarce. S.G. 260. Photo.
1015 £380
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 2s.6d. slate-purple used with 1/2d. yellowish green, 3d. (2), 4d. bicoloured, 6d. and 9d., totalling 4s.7d., on large 1905 (April 17th) linen backed ''SAMUEL MONTAGU & Co., LONDON'' envelope sent registered to France, each stamp with ''S M/& Co.'' perfin, Registered and Late Fee handstamps, envelope opened on two sides, scarce. Photo.
1016 £1450
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 5s. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), dated ''22 NOV. 01'' and stamped ''BEFORE/HARDENING'', very fine. Photo.
1017 £140
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 5s. carmine, minor gum crease, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 263. Photo.
1018 £95
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 5s. bright carmine, exceptionally fine used with neat centrally struck ''GT. RUSSELL St.'' c.d.s. S.G. 263. Photo.
1019 £1150
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 5s. bright carmine used on express cover (slightly cut down) to Belfast alongside 1d. scarlet, 6d. slate-purple (2) and 1s. dull green and carmine (4), each cancelled Whitby 1904 (Aug. 25th) c.d.s's, Belfast arrival datestamps on front and reverse, slight cover imperfections, very scarce. Photo.
1020 £550
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 5s. bright carmine used alongside 1/2d. yellowish green and 4d. green and brown on registered front addressed to Cairo, tied by Fulham Rd. 1905 (Feb. 2nd) c.d.s's, blue crayon through 1/2d. and 5s., scarce. Photo.
1025 £150
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 10s. ultramarine, very fine used with superb ''BRIGHTON'' c.d.s. S.G. 265, cat. 450. Photo.
1026 £110
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 10s. deep ultramarine used with neat Guernsey c.d.s., a couple of lightly toned perfs. at top otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. M53(2). Photo.
1027 £250
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 10s. ultramarine used on piece alongside 1/2d. blue-green, 1d., 3d., 6d., 1s., 2s.6d. and 5s., tied by 1903 (Jan. 9th) London rubber cancels, partially erased red crayon, a remarkable franking. Photo.
1028 £1650
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1 die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm), no markings, very fine. Photo.
1029 £500
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green mint, rather large hinge remainder and a couple of light gum wrinkles otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 266, cat. 2,000. Photo.
1030 £450
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green mint, two vertical bends otherwise fine, good colour. S.G. 266, cat. 2,000. Photo.
1031 £920
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green, a rare used vertical strip of five, each cancelled by two 1905 (Nov. 9th) London hooded circles, second stamp with red crayon mark, few slight creases and a little toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 266, cat. 3,750 as singles. Photo.
1033 £450
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green fine used pair with neat Guernsey 1911 (July 3rd) c.d.s. cancels. S.G. 266, cat. 1,500. Photo.
1034 £270
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green fine used with neat ''GUERNSEY'' c.d.s., pencil notes on reverse, also De La Rue 10s. used with registered oval (small corner perf. fault) and Somerset House 5s. used with neat c.d.s. S.G. 265, 266, 318, cat. 1,400. Photo.
1035 £1000
King Edward VII: 190210 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green rare strip of four used on parcel piece alongside 5s. and 10s., 1905 (Dec. 14th) London hooded circle cancels, reverse bears 21/2d., 5d. and 2s.6d. (damaged) similarly cancelled, some creasing, a remarkable franking. Photo.
1036 | £220
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1/2d. to 4d. mint, 1/2d. is bright green (S.G. Spec. M3(6), Hendon certificate, 2005), additional 1/2d. deep dull yellow-green (very blotchy print) in an unmounted mint block of four (S.G. Spec. M3(4), R.P.S. certificate, 1988), a few gum bends, and 1/2d. pair (severed) showing partial double vertical perfs., mainly fine. (7 items).
1037 | £320
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1/2d. selection on leaves with mint ''A 11'' corner control pieces (8) incl. perf. type H2 sub-types, plate 59b set of three sub-states showing marginal rule under third stamp entire, with a break under ''PEN'', and repaired, plate 60b piece showing 5mm vertical post at extreme left, 'pale olive-green' shade strip of three (Hendon certificate, 2005), also used (3) incl. deep bright green, 1/2d. stationery card uprated with 1/2d. to Germany, etc., mainly fine. (12 items).
1038 £350
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1/2d. booklet pane of five with St. Andrew's Cross attached unmounted mint, watermark upright, straight edge at right otherwise good perfs., fine and scarce, also De La Rue 1/2d. with St. Andrew's Cross attached mint, and used on ''Wilson'' cover with an additional 1/2d. (3 items). Photo.
1039 | £700
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison 1d. used range on leaves with perf. 14 aniline rose (44) with fluorescence ranging from very bright gold to brownish gold, rose-carmine shades with datestamps from May 1911 to Jan. 1912, perf. 15 x 14 (31) in rose-red and rose-carmine shades with datestamps from Oct. 1911 to Jan. 1912, etc., a few with faults but mainly good to fine, mostly with clear datestamps. (113).
1040 | £150
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. selection on leaves with ''A 11'' corner control pieces (4) in a range of shades, one with close setting, another (wide setting) with perf. type V1, used (7) in a range of shades, and 1911 (Sept. 16th) cover to Hungary with two 1d's used alongside Downey Head 1/2d., mainly fine. (12 items).
1042 £140
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. rose-red with no watermark, experimental printing from plate 58b, a very fine unmounted mint block of four. S.G. 272a, cat. 260.
1043 £150
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. brick-red with no watermark, fine unmounted mint block of four. S.G. 272a.
1044 £160
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. misperforated and imperf. between stamp and right margin due to a paper fold, fine mint, a dramatic variety. S.G. 272var. Photo.
1045 £520
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. aniline pink mint, with tiny adhesion on gum only, very fine and fresh, well centred. S.G. 275, Spec. M6(8), cat. 650. Photo.
1046 £160
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. aniline pink, used on piece with 1911 (June 15th) London machine cancel, scarce. S.G. 275, Spec. M6(8), cat. 350. Photo.
1047 £800
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. selection of fluorescent ink aniline rose and aniline pink shades with an example of each mint (aniline pink with R.P.S. certificate, 1985), used (5, one aniline rose with Hendon certificate, 2006), vertical pair, and used on postcards (3), varied condition, mainly fine. (11 items). Photo.
1048 | £260
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 21/2d. to 4d. selection incl. 21/2d. bright blue plate 5a lower right corner pair unmounted mint, deep bright blue block of twelve used on piece, dull blue used on parcel label, 3d. dull reddish purple on lemon mint, purple on lemon used, 4d. used (4) incl. one on part parcel post label, etc., mainly fine. (12 items).
1049 £270
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 21/2d. bright blue with watermark inverted and misplaced, mint, usual natural diagonal gum wrinkles, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 276Wi, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1050 | £85
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 1/2d. to 4d. fine unmounted mint. (5). S.G. 279286.
1051 | £290
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 1/2d. to 4d. mint, additional 1/2d. ''A 11'' corner strip of three with the rare perf. type as V3 but without extension holes in the bottom margin (Hendon certificate, 2003), fine. (6 items).
1053 £500
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 1/2d. deep dull green (very blotchy print), very fine and fresh unmounted mint. Hendon certificate (2008). S.G. Spec. M4(3), cat. 1,000 (2005). Photo.
1054 | £200
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 1d. selection with ''A 11'' mint corner pieces (3) incl. plate 34d rose-carmine block of six and deep rose-carmine block of four, and used singles (9) incl. intense rose-red, etc., mainly fine. (12 items).
1055 | £50
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 1d. rose-red variety double (very shiny) gum, a fresh mint ''A 11'' (c) control corner pair with slightly toned gum and a fine unmounted mint control single. Pair with Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M7(1)var. (see footnote).
1056 | £300
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 21/2d. selection on leaves with mint marginal or corner pieces (11) incl. deep bright blue block of six, bright blue block of four, dull blue blocks of four (2), interpane left and right margin blocks of four, and used (6) incl. example on 1912 (May 7th) 3d. registered stationery envelope to Switzerland, etc., varied condition, mainly fine. (17 items).
1057 | £120
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 3d. and 4d. used selection with a range of shades incl. 3d. blocks of four on pieces (2), one with 4d. pair, 4d. very deep orange strip of three, example alongside Downey Head 1/2d. on 1912 (Oct. 23rd) registered cover to Denmark, etc., good to fine. (11 items).
1059 | £200
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House early printings mint with 11/2d. reddish purple and bright green, a lower marginal example showing leaf and tablet repair [R.20/9], 2d. deep dull green and red, 5d. dull reddish purple and cobalt-blue, 6d. dull purple, 9d. deep dull reddish purple and deep bright blue, 10d. deep dull purple and scarlet and 1s. intense dark green and deep bright scarlet (S.G. Spec. M47var), the last three with Hendon certificates (2001), fine. (7).
1060 £800
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House later printings mint with 11/2d. to 1 (one of each value), 1s. in a green and deep bright carmine shade (S.G. Spec. M47(5)var, Hendon certificate, 2001), 5s. is a lower right corner example with date cuts, varied condition, 1 with patchy gum, mainly fine and fresh. (12). Photo.
1061 £600
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 11/2d. to 2s.6d. selection of fluorescent ink printings mint with 11/2d. dull purple and green, 5d. deep plum and cobalt-blue and pale plum and cobalt-blue (Hendon certificates, 2000 & 2001), 6d. Royal purple marginal block of four, deep Royal purple (Hendon certificate, 2002), bright reddish purple (Hendon certificate, 2000), 9d. slate-purple and cobalt-blue and deep slate-purple and cobalt-blue (Hendon certificates, 2001 and 2000), 10d. (2) incl. pale slate-purple and aniline pink (Hendon certificate, 2000), and 2s.6d. dull greyish purple (Hendon certificate, 2000), mainly fine with some unmounted. (14). Photo.
1062 | £380
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 11/2d. to 2s.6d. selection of fluorescent ink printings with mint 9d. slate-purple and blue plate H2c/D(1) pane D lower right corner date cut pair and 10d. pale slate-purple and aniline pink plate H2a/D(1a) pane Z lower right corner date cut pair, each with Hendon certificate (2003), used incl. 11/2d. dull purple and green block of four, 6d. dull lilac, reddish purple block of six, 9d. slate-purple and cobalt-blue (2, one deep shade), 10d. dull reddish purple and aniline pink (Hendon certificate, 2004), and 2s.6d. dull greyish purple (2, Hendon certificates, 2008), etc., mainly fine. (14 items).
1063 | £350
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 11/2d. to 2s.6d. selection of printings showing golden brown fluorescence comprising 11/2d. dark purple and green mint with margin at right (Hendon certificate, 2008), 6d. dark purple mint with margin at left, blackish purple used on Parcel Post label, and 2s.6d. dark purple and blackish purple used, each with Hendon certificates (2008), mainly fine. (5 items).
1064 | £90
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 11/2d. used selection with singles (6) in a range of shades, dull reddish purple and bright green block of eight, example used on 1912 (Jan. 10th) 3d. registered stationery envelope to Germany, and two examples in a reddish purple and pale bright yellow-green shade (S.G. Spec. M10var) used together with three 1/2d's on 1911 (Aug. 15th) registered cover to Sweden (Hendon certificate, 2006), mainly fine. (9 items).
1065 £95
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 11/2d. in a deep purple and green (F) shade, plate H5a/D7 SE corner block of four with date cuts under ''1'' of R20/12, fine and fresh mint.
1066 £620
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 11/2d. dark purple and green (golden brown fluorescence), fine unmounted mint. Hendon certificate (2006) for block of four of which this is the lower right stamp. S.G. Spec. M10var. Photo.
1068 £450
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 2d. with plate D4 deformed tablet variety, two used examples, one deep dull green and red [R5/9] from the first printing, the other the rare deep dull green and carmine [R5/6] from the fourth printing (Hendon certificate, 2005), fine. SG. Spec. M13(1)b, M13(2)b. Photo.
1070 £450
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 2d. deep dull green and red, a lower left corner example showing duty plate D3 substituted for D4 from the third Somerset House printing, used with Downey Head 1/2d. on 1912 (Jan. 6th) cover to Switzerland, a unique item, this printing previously only known with the value tablet in carmine. Hendon certificate (2007). Photo.
1071 | £150
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 5d. selection with mint multiples (3) with first printing plate H3a/D5 dull reddish purple and cobalt-blue left margin interpane block of four, second printing plate H4a/D5 dull reddish purple and bright blue lower right corner strip of three, and fifth printing plate H4d/D5 deep plum and cobalt-blue lower right corner pair (unmounted), also used singles (4) incl. deep plum and cobalt-blue showing plate H4c [R1/1] variety ''E'' of ''POSTAGE'' with top strokes joined, fine. (7 items).
1072 | £85
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 6d. to 2s.6d. selection of printings on plate glazed paper with 6d. mint (2), used (2), 10d. used, and 2s.6d. used, mainly fine, four with Hendon certificates (1994/2008). (6).
1073 £450
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 6d. dull purple in a mint top right corner block of 24 (6 x 4) with interpane margin at top, the fifth printing from plate 9 with coextensive rules, lightly mounted in interpane margin and on one stamp, a fine and fresh scarce multiple. S.G. Spec. M33(4). Photo.
1074 £500
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 6d. on ''Dickinson'' coated paper, an unmounted mint block of four in a deep dull reddish purple shade (S.G. Spec. M34var, Hendon certificate, 2002), some bends and gum creases, dull reddish purple used, and dull purple used on parcel post label, also chalky paper 6d. deep plum mint (a few toned perfs., Hendon certificate, 2000) and used, mainly fine. S.G. Spec. M34, M36. Photo.
1076 £900
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 9d. selection with mint pieces (4) with reddish purple and light blue bottom of pane block of 10 (5 x 2, folded), dull reddish purple and blue right margin interpanneau pair, and deep plum and blue and deep plum and cobalt-blue each in lower right corner pairs, also used (5) incl. dull reddish purple and blue used with KG V 11/2d. on 1913 (Feb. 1st) 3d. registered stationery envelope to Germany, mainly fine. (9 items). Photo.
1077 £580
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 10d. dull purple and scarlet in an unmounted mint lower right corner block of six (3 x 2, mounted in margins), tiny adhesion on one and a few light gum bends otherwise fine and fresh. R.P.S. certificate (2007). S.G. 309, Spec. M44(2). Photo.
1078 | £550
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 10d. and 1s. selection on leaves incl. 10d. dull purple and deep scarlet plate H2a/D(1a) lower right corner pair mint, deep plum and carmine mint, used (5) in a range of shades, 1s. corner pieces mint incl. green and bright scarlet plate H2b/B5a lower right corner block of four with variety vertical scratch at back of ear [R20/11], frame break repaired and date cuts added (S.G. Spec. M47(3)db), R.P.S. certificate (1986) for a block of eight, used singles (6) in a range of shades, green and deep bright carmine pair used on Telephone Service receipt with KG V 3d., etc., mainly fine. (17 items).
1079 £700
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 2s.6d. dull reddish purple with a very fine complete upright strike of ''ASCENSION/B/11 AU/13'' c.d.s., a couple of perfs. just blunted at top, otherwise very fine and rare. R.P.S. certificate (1978) states 'par complaisance'. S.G. Z33a, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1080 £2500
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 2s.6d. deep reddish purple in a plate 1b lower right corner block of six, from the upper pane showing 1912 date cuts, small gum wrinkles otherwise fine and fresh unmounted mint, a scarce multiple. Hendon certificate (2008). S.G. Spec. M50var. Photo.
1081 | £320
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 2s.6d. dull reddish purple, 2s.6d. dark purple and 5s. carmine mint, occasional light gum wrinkle otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 316, 317 & 318, cat. 975.
1083 £780
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 2s.6d. dark purple, a plate 1b lower right corner pair showing 1912 date cuts, a few small gum wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint with greenish gum, also a plate 1b corner single (margins cut down) in deep reddish purple with greenish gum, a few separated perfs., lightly mounted mint, each with Hendon certificate (2008). S.G. Spec. M50var. Photo.
1084 £380
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 10s. blue lightly mounted mint, a couple of light gum bends otherwise fine. S.G. 319, cat. 900. Photo.
1085 £400
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 10s. bright blue, blue and deep blue used, each with neat c.d.s. cancels, bright blue with small fault at foot otherwise fine, each with Hendon certificate (2008). S.G. Spec. M54(1-3). Photo.
1086 £450
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 1 deep green mint, centred left otherwise fine with good colour. S.G. 320, cat. 2,000. Photo.
1087 £230
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 1 deep green fine used with neat ''GUERNSEY'' c.d.s. Hendon certificate (2008). S.G. 320, cat. 750. Photo.
1088 £130
King Edward VII: 191113 Somerset House 1 deep green good used with violet parcel cancel. Hendon certificate (2008). S.G. 320, cat. 750. Photo.
1089 | £210
King Edward VII: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1d. selection of panes of six, all wmk. inverted with De La Rue panes (3), one with perf'd through binding margin, others with single extension holes, and Harrison pane, one with a few gum wrinkles and two with small tone spots around staple holes otherwise fine unmounted mint with good perfs. (4). S.G. Spec. MB5a, MB6a.
1090 | £350
King Edward VII: Booklets and Booklet Panes: A selection of booklet panes of six with pre-cancellations comprising 1d. pane with upright wmk. cancelled St. Andrew's Cross type A, and 1/2d. and 1d. panes each with inverted wmk. (both without selvedge) cancelled ''E.C./U'' type C, first with a few tone spots otherwise mainly fine with gum. S.G. Spec. MB1aw, MB5u, MB5aw.
1091 £220
King Edward VII: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1904 2s.01/2d. booklet (no. 1), all panes with inverted watermark, excellent perfs., fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. BA1, cat. 400. Photo.
1092 £200
King Edward VII: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1904 2s.01/2d. booklet complete, all panes with inverted watermark, one pane with good perfs., others mixed, fresh cover. S.G. BA1, cat. 450. Photo.
1094 | £500
King George V: An unmounted mint collection of sets comprising 191224 1/2d. to 1s., all marginal with some controls incl. 9d. green ''V 23'' perf., 6d. perf. 14, 192426 1/2d. to 1s., 1/2d. to 2d. wmk. sideways, 193436 1/2d. to 1s., 1/2d. to 11/2d. wmk. inverted, and 1/2d. to 2d. wmk. sideways, occasional light gum wrinkle otherwise fine. (50).
1095 | £420
King George V: A mint collection on leaves, incl. 193436 photogravure large Format 11/2d. watermark inverted, 2d. watermark sideways, 193747 watermark sideways and watermark inverted sets, 193948 set, etc., fair to fine. (218).
1097 | £450
King George V: A mainly mint selection, incl. 191112 Downey Heads with imperforate paper trials (8), 191224 watermark Royal Cypher sets (2) unmounted, etc. (82).
1100 £170
King George V: Essays, Proofs and Trials: 1911 Bradbury, Wilkinson 4d. specimen stamp proof in maroon on thin glazed paper, fine and unusual. Photo.
1101 £90
King George V: Essays, Proofs and Trials: 1911 Perkins Bacon Printex method 1d. essay type A in carmine-pink on thick wove paper, very fine. Photo.
1103 £150
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: Proofs: Harrison and Sons: 1911 (Feb. 23rd) 1d. die 1A stage 1 die proof without inscription or value, the ribbon at right has the fourth line of shading broken, in scarlet on proof paper (100 x 168mm) with ''4SA'' engraved in reverse at top, crease, sellotape stain. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 161, cat. 2,500. Photo.
1107 | £980
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1/2d. mint collection of control pieces mainly in pairs, strips and blocks on leaves, all plated incl. die 1B wmk. crown plate 3 ''A 11'' (w) single showing cracked plate (S.G. Spec. N2c), plate 5a ''A 11'' (w) pair perf. type 3, die 2 wmk. crown plate 17 no control error in a bottom of sheet block of 24, wmk. simple cypher (plates 11 and 20) and multiple cypher (plates 10b, 11 and 12b) bottom of sheet strips of twelve, wmk. multiple cypher plate 12b ''B 12'' (c) bottom of sheet block of 24, wmk. multiple cypher plate 13 ''B 12'' (w) block of 30, range of shades, etc., varied condition, mainly fine with many stamps unmounted. (41 items).
1108 | £780
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1d. mint collection of control pieces mainly in pairs, strips and blocks on leaves, all plated incl. die 1A plate 6 ''A 11'' (w) block of 24, plate 13c ''A 11'' (c) single, die 1B wmk. crown plate 12 ''A 11'' (c) block of six with [R. 19/12] pale lion variety (S.G. Spec. N8k), plate 14 ''A 11'' (c) pair with [R. 20/11] white spot left of ''O'' variety (S.G. Spec. N8d), plate 16 ''A 11'' (c) pair with [R. 20/11] white scratch to left of lion's face variety (S.G. Spec. N8i, pencil notes on reverse), die 2 wmk. crown plate 11 ''B 12'' (w) block of 30, wmk. multiple cypher plate 11 ''B 12'' (w) block of six, range of shades, etc., varied condition, mainly fine with many stamps unmounted. (46 items).
1109 | £240
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: A mint collection incl. 1911 (June 22nd.) die 1A 1d. ''A11'' control single showing pale area by lions paw, 1911 die 1B 1d. rose-pink watermark inverted, 1912 (Aug.) 1/2d. die 1B (3), die 2 1d. the four listed shades, 1912 (Jan. 1st.) die 2 1d. very deep bright scarlet, also a few KE VII etc., mainly fine. (90).
1110 | £240
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: A mint selection in a stockbook incl. 1/2d. die 1B wmk. Simple Cypher (3), 1d. die 1B wmk. crown with small white spot on forehead variety [R.20/11] in a corner control strip of three (S.G. Spec. N8f), another with white scratch to left of lion's face variety [R.20/11] in a control strip of three (S.G. Spec. N8i), 1d. die 1B wmk. crown in scarlet from booklets (4, one wmk. inverted), in aniline scarlet (wmk. inverted), range of shades throughout, etc., varied condition, mainly fine with some unmounted. (76).
1112 | £180
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: A mint selection on leaves, incl. inverted watermarks, shades, etc., varied condition. (45).
1115 £250
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1A 1d. carmine experimental printing from plate 1a on thick chalk-surfaced paper without watermark, a block of four, very fine and fresh with gum, lower pair unmounted. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 162, cat. 1,000+. Photo.
1116 | £750
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1A watermark crown 1d. pale carmine plate 4a complete lower pane of 120, control ''A 11'' (w), perf. type 1A, including R16/1 white fleur-de-lis and R16/8 no cross on crown, mainly very fine and fresh unmounted mint (mounted in margins), about ten stamps with creases or gum creases one of which also has marks on gum, both the varieties are very fine, a rare multiple. S.G. Spec. N7(5)/f/h.
1117 £650
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1A watermark crown 1d. pale carmine block of four, the lower right stamp variety no cross on crown, fine and fresh mint, the variety unmounted. Ex Aurelius. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. 328/a. Photo.
1118 £140
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 die 1B watermark crown, 1d. aniline scarlet, fine mint single from booklet pane. R..P.S. Certificate (1984). S.G. 333, cat. 200. Photo.
1119 £550
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 die 2 watermark simple cypher 1/2d. green variety no watermark, a fine and fresh mint left marginal example with large part original gum, very scarce. Ex Aurelius. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. 344var., Spec. N5a, cat. 600 (2005). Photo.
1120 £580
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 die 2 watermark simple cypher 1d. scarlet variety no watermark, a fine and fresh unmounted mint top marginal example (mounted in margin), very scarce. Ex Aurelius. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. 345var., Spec. N12(1)a, cat. 750 (2005). Photo.
1121 £120
King George V: 191112 Downey Heads: 1912 watermark multiple cypher die 2 1d. bright scarlet variety crown missing in watermark, in a lower right corner ''B 12'' control block of six, light pencil on reverse, one stamp mounted others fine unmounted, scarce. S.G. Spec. N13(2)h.
1123 £2800
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher: Small Coinage head final stage die proofs in scarlet, green and black, each on gummed paper watermarked crown, cut to stamp size and mounted in cardboard bevelled frames (86 x 99mm), dated '28 February 1912' in manuscript on reverse, a fine and rare group. S.G. Spec. vol. 2 page 174, cat. from 7,500 (2005). Photo (detail).
1124 £720
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher Medal Head die proof between stages 1a and 1b with diagonal line between the King's beard and face removed and with partial background shading, uncleared surround, in black on proof paper (85 x 158mm), fine. Ex J.A.C. Harrison archive. Unlisted by S.G. Photo.
1125 £1200
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher Medal Head Master die proof stage 4b for the 1d. and 21/2d., in black on proof paper (123 x 181mm), very fine. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 178, cat. 1,500. Photo.
1126 £300
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher: Waterlow Bros and Layton 10s. currency note, issued on watermarked Royal Cypher paper as an experiment and then went on to be used to print 1d. stamps for coils. Photo.
1127 | £1850
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. to 1s., a comprehensive and largely complete collection of controls in an album, mostly good to fine mint singles with a few multiples, incl. 1/2d. ''W 24'' corner strip (imperf.) and single (perf.), 11/2d. ''W 24'' corner strip (imperf.) and single (perf.), 2d. no control corner strips (imperf. and perf.), ''W 24'' pair (imperf.) and single (perf.), 21/2d. ''J.17'' , 3d. ''H 16'' imperf. and perf., 4d. ''Q 21'', ''S 21'' and ''U 22'' imperf. and perf., 5d. ''K 17'', O 19'' and ''R 21'' imperf. and perf., 6d. ''S. 21'' imperf. and perf., ''B. 24'' imperf., 6d. perf. 14 ''O. 20'' and ''R. 21'', 7d. ''C.13'' perf. and Harrison controls complete incl. ''L 18'' perf., 8d. complete less ''K 18'' imperf., 9d. agate complete less ''I 16'' perf., 9d. olive-green complete, 10d. complete less ''C. 13'' perf., 1s. complete less ''C. 13'' perf., ''D 14'' perf., ''E 14'', ''K 17'' perf. and ''O 19'' imperf.; also a few used.
1128 | £950
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. to 1s. mint accumulation in a stockbook with a range of shades, many with controls with Somerset House incl. 1/2d. to 1s. set of singles, 21/2d. rare ''J. 17'', 6d. perf. 14 ''Q. 20'', Harrison 1/2d. ''W 24'' perf. pair, 11/2d. ''W 24'' imperf. single, 2d. ''W 24'' imperf. single, 9d. green ''T 22'' imperf. single, perf. strip of three, ''U 23'' perf. singles (2), ''V 23'' imperf. single, perf. singles (2), others incl. 1/2d. optd. ''CANCELLED'' type 28, 1/2d. grey-green and 1d. brown-red colour trials optd. ''CANCELLED'' type 24 (both with creases), 11/2d. wmk. reversed, 11/2d. ''PENCF'' error, 2d. die I booklet pane of six (no selvedge) wmk. inverted, 2d. intense bright orange (used), etc., varied condition, mainly fine with some unmounted. (153).
1129 | £2400
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. to 1s. duplicated mint accumulation in a stockbook with singles and multiples incl. 21/2d. (48) with control singles and multiples incl. ''D14'' singles both imperf. and perf., ''S22'' imperf. single, ''S22'' perf. block of six, 4d. (9), one wmk. inverted, 5d. (7), 6d. (6), 7d. (7), 8d. (11), control strips of three (2) and blocks of six (10), additional examples with broken frames mint and used with S.G. Spec. N28e mint and used (2 of each), N28f used, and further unlisted breaks, 9d. agate (13), control blocks of six (4), 9d. green (2), 10d. (12), 1s. (12), control strips of three (3) and blocks of six (5) incl. ''K17'' perf., good range of shades throughout, etc., mainly fine with many unmounted. (approx. 360).
1130 | £250
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher: A mint collection on leaves, incl. two sets, watermark varieties, shades, etc., varied condition. (77).
1131 | £300
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher A selection of mainly 1/2d. to 4d. lower rows with controls, mainly fine mint. (20 items).
1132 | £380
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. comprehensive mint collection of mainly control pairs, strips and blocks in two albums, mounted by plate number with most plates represented and with examples of most or all of the controls used with each plate, a few reconstructed 'miniature sheets', range of shades, white spot above right dolphin's mouth, plate 46b [R.20/3], control ''J 17'' (S.G. Spec. N14o), etc., varied condition, mainly fine. (approx. 265 items).
1133 £580
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. grey-green colour trial of 1916, overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 24, R.P.S. certificate (2008), 1/2d. bright green overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 24 with R.P.S. certificate (2008) stating 'Close to issued shade, but not accepted, only exists with cancelled overprint', and 1/2d. bright green overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 28 and with R.P.S. certificate (2008) stating 'Probably a colour trial, printed as an experiment in 1916', very fine and fresh with gum. (3). See S.G. Spec. vol. 2 (12th edition) pages 180 & 182. Ex Marcus Samuel who noted that these three stamps were from the Vallency collection and form a set of the 1916 colour trials. Photo.
1134 | £240
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. to 1s. (less 10d.) overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' either type 23 or type 26, mostly without gum, 9d. green and 1s. each with a pulled perf. otherwise mainly good to fine. (14).
1137 | £750
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1d. mint collection of mainly control pairs, strips and blocks in two albums, mounted by plate number with many plates represented and with examples of some of the controls used with each plate, many scarce bottom margin strips with right corner control pieces with complete margin (19), some with stamps in left corner, and complete strips with all twelve stamps (29), range of shades, etc., varied condition, mainly fine. (approx. 117 items).
1139 | £240
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. comprehensive mint collection of mainly control pairs, strips and blocks in an album, mounted by plate number with most plates represented and with examples of most or all of the controls used with each plate, plate 2c control ''G 15'' reconstructed 'miniature sheet', range of shades, etc., varied condition, mainly fine. (139 items).
1140 £110
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d., 2d. die I and 21/2d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 26, fine with gum. S.G. Spec. N18t, N19s, N21u, cat. 650 (2005). Photo.
1141 £60
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. chestnut variety no watermark, a fine unmounted mint marginal example from the right of the sheet, faint gum bends. S.G. Spec. N18(13)a. Photo.
1142 | £500
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 2d. comprehensive mint collection of mainly control pairs, strips and blocks in an album, mounted by plate number with most die I plates represented and with examples of most or all of the controls used with each plate, plate 4 control ''C 14'' reconstructed 'miniature sheet', plates 1, 3 and 4 lower left corner pairs without control, die II with pieces from all six plates, range of shades, etc., varied condition, mainly fine. (121 items).
1144 | £420
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. mint collection of mainly control pairs, strips and blocks on leaves, mounted by plate number with most plates represented and with examples of most or all of the controls used with each plate, plate 1c control ''I 16'' reconstructed 'miniature sheet', good range of shades, etc., varied condition, mainly fine. (48 items).
1145 | £350
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 3d. mint collection of control pieces on leaves, mounted by plate number with most plates represented and with examples of most or all of the controls used with each plate, plate 2c control ''I 16'' and plate 12a control ''J 17'' reconstructed 'miniature sheets', good range of shades, etc., varied condition, mainly fine. (61 items).
1146 | £480
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 4d. mint collection of control pieces on leaves, mounted by plate number with all plates represented and with examples of most or all of the controls used with each plate, plate 1e control ''J 17'' and plate 2d control ''I 16'' reconstructed 'miniature sheets', range of shades, etc., varied condition, mainly fine. (46 items).
1147 | £500
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 5d. mint collection of control pieces on leaves, mounted by plate number with most plates represented and with examples of most or all of the controls used with each plate, plate 1c control ''J 17'' and plate 2c control ''I 16'' reconstructed 'miniature sheets', range of shades, etc., varied condition, mainly fine. (34 items).
1149 £300
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 5d. brown variety simple cypher type II watermark inverted, fine mint. Ex Aurelius. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. 381Wi, cat. 450. Photo.
1150 £700
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 5d. yellow-brown variety no watermark, an exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted mint example. Ex Aurelius. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. 382a, Spec. N25(3)a, cat. 1,300. Photo.
1151 £720
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 5d. yellow-brown variety no watermark, a fine unmounted mint example. S.G. 382a, Spec. N25a, cat. 1,300. Photo.
1152 | £480
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 6d. mint collection of control pieces on leaves, mounted by plate number with most plates represented and with examples of most or all of the controls used with each plate, range of shades, dull purple plate 1 ''C. 13'' perf. strip of three and plate 2 ''C. 13'' imperf. pair, plate 6 and plate 7 ''B. 24'', perf. 14 plate 4 ''Q. 20'' single, ''R. 21'' pair, etc., varied condition, mainly fine. (48 items).
1153 | £120
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 7d. mint collection of control pieces on leaves, with plates 1c and 2b with examples of all of the controls used with both plates, plate 1b control ''C 13'' reconstructed 'miniature sheet', range of shades, etc., varied condition, mainly fine. (9 items).
1154 | £190
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 8d. mint collection of control pieces on leaves, with plate 1a ''C. 13'' pair, plate 1b control pairs (7), plate 1b control ''G 15'' reconstructed 'miniature sheet', varied condition, mainly fine. (9 items).
1155 | £320
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 9d. agate mint collection of control pieces on leaves, mounted by plate number with most plates represented and with examples of most or all of the controls used with each plate, range of shades, etc., varied condition, mainly fine. (30 items).
1157 | £200
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 9d. olive-green mint control corner pairs with plate 1f ''T 22'' perf., plate 2b ''T 22'' imperf. and ''U 23'' perf., and plate 3b ''U 23'' imperf., mainly fine. (4 items).
1158 | £280
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 10d. mint collection of control singles and multiples on leaves, mounted by plate number with most plates represented and with examples of most or all of the controls used with each plate, plate 1b control ''F 15'' reconstructed 'miniature sheet', range of shades, etc., varied condition, mainly fine. (20 items).
1159 | £320
King George V: 191224 watermark Royal cypher 1s. mint collection of mainly control pairs on leaves, mounted by plate number with most plates represented and with examples of most or all of the controls used with each plate, range of shades, etc., varied condition, mainly fine. (32 items).
1161 £170
King George V: 1913 watermark multiple cypher 1/2d. bright green vertical coil join pair, upper stamp has slight gum thin otherwise fine mint, lower stamp unmounted, also 1/2d. and 1d. singles, fine mint. S.G. 397, 398. Photo.
1162 £140
King George V: 1913 watermark multiple cypher 1/2d. green and 1d. scarlet fine mint. S.G. 397, 398, cat. 375. Photo.
1163 £2800
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: A mint selection, comprising 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d., 5s., 10s. and 1, 1915 De La Rue 2s.6d. (2), 5s., 10s., 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. (3), 5s., 10s., 1934 re-engraved set with extra 2s.6d., all mint, mainly good to fine. (17). Photo.
1164 | £1450
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: A mint selection with 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. (4), 5s. (2) and 10s., 1915 De La Rue 2s.6d. (3) and 5s. (3), and 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. (5), 5s. (3) and 10s. (2), range of shades, some with perf. imperfections and a few with disturbed gum, mainly good to fine. (23).
1165 | £500
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: A used selection, comprising 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d., 191518 De La Rue 2s.6d. (10), 10s., 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. (12 with 2 blocks) incl. re-entries with S.G. Spec. N65a and b, 5s. (2), 10s. plate 5 [R1/12/1] vertical pair (some faults) showing major re-entries S.G. Spec. N71a and ab, 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d. (8), 5s. (5) and 10s. (6), condition varies. (48).
1166 | £90
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: A used selection comprising 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. to 10s., and 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d. to 10s. sets (3), varied condition, mainly with neat cancels. (12).
1167 £1150
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: A selection, incl. 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. (2), 10s. mint, 1 green used, 1915 De La Rue 5s. mint, 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. (2), 5s. (2) 10s. mint, 1934 re-engraved set mint, very varied condition. (18). Photo.
1168 £1400
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: A mint and used selection on leaves with mint 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. (5), 10s. (surface mark), 1915 De La Rue 2s.6d. (6) with a range of shades, 5s. (2), 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. (4), 5s., 1934 re-engraved set, a few used incl. 1 (faults), De La Rue 10s., etc., varied condition. (31). Photo.
1169 | £230
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191334 a selection of 2s.6d. values, incl. 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d., mint and a used range of shades, etc., mixed condition. (128).
1170 £6500
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow Colour Trials: 2s.6d. sepia imperforate colour trial on thin ungummed paper watermarked ''S WRIGLEY'' (upright), a rare block of four, some slight creasing not detracting from appearance and natural paper irregularity in margin between lower pair clear of the stamps, otherwise fine and attractive. Ex Aurelius. S.G. Spec. N63, cat. 14,000+ (as singles, 2005). Photo.
1171 £8500
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow Colour Trials: 2s.6d. bright vermilion imperforate colour trial on thin ungummed paper watermarked ''& SON LD'' (inverted and reversed), a rare block of four, some natural paper wrinkles and upper right stamp with small yellowish mark on reverse, not detracting, otherwise very fine and most striking. Ex Aurelius. S.G. Spec. N63, cat. 14,000+ (as singles, 2005). Photo.
1172 £1850
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow Colour Trials: 2s.6d. black imperforate colour trial on thin ungummed paper without watermark, a marginal example from the right of the sheet, light creasing as usual not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and rare. Ex Aurelius. S.G. Spec. N63, cat. 3,500 (2005). Photo.
1173 £6500
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow Colour Trials: 2s.6d. blue-green imperforate colour trial on thin ungummed paper watermarked ''JAS WRIGL(EY)'' (inverted), a marginal block of four from the right of the sheet, light creasing as usual not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine rare and most attractive. Ex Aurelius. S.G. Spec. N63, cat. 14,000+ (as singles, 2005). Photo.
1174 £90
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. brown and 5s. carmine imperforate rough plate proofs on buff paper, fine for these, 5s. with unusual paper flaw by King's ear. Ex Aurelius. S.G. Spec. N63 & N66, cat. 300. Photo.
1176 £270
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. (2 shades) and 10s., mainly good to fine and fresh mint, 10s. with tiny barely perceptible tone spot. (3). Photo.
1177 £520
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. deep sepia-brown, an exceptionally fresh mint marginal block of four from the left of the sheet [R3/1-4/2]. lower left stamp unmounted, a few perfs. just blunted, well centred and superb colour. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 399, Spec. N63(1), cat. 1,590+ (as singles).
1178 £270
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. sepia-brown, a very fresh mint block of four, three stamps with some gum disturbance or hinge remainders, the other lightly mounted and with two perfs. just blunted at foot, otherwise fine and of excellent colour and appearance. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 400, Spec. N63(2), cat. 900 (as singles). Photo.
1179 £620
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 5s. rose-carmine, an exceptionally fresh mint block of four, a few perfs. blunted, otherwise fine, superb deep colour and very well centred. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 401, Spec. N66(1), cat. 2,000+ (as singles). Photo.
1180 £220
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 5s. rose-carmine, an exceptionally fine and fresh mint lower left corner marginal example with virtually full original gum. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 401, Spec. N66(1), cat. 500+. Photo.
1181 £110
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 5s. carmine-red, fresh well centred mint with excellent perfs., rather heavily mounted, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. N66(3). Photo.
1182 £2400
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 10s. indigo-blue, a very fine and fresh mint block of four, superb deep colour and excellent perfs. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 402, cat. 3,800+ (as singles). Photo.
1184 £300
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 10s. indigo-blue very fine and fresh mint with large part original gum, superb colour and perfs. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 402, cat. 950. Photo.
1185 £160
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 10s. indigo-blue fresh mint, a little heavily mounted and a few perfs. just blunted, otherwise fine and of excellent colour. S.G. 402, cat. 950. Photo.
1186 £120
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 10s. indigo-blue used with neat c.d.s., one perf. blunted at top otherwise fine. S.G. 402, cat. 450. Photo.
1187 £4500
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 magnificent lower right corner block of four with virtually full original gum, usual gum wrinkles. Ex Aurelius. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 323, cat. 8,800+ (as singles, 2005). Photo.
1188 £2200
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 green superb well centred unmounted mint. S.G. 403. Photo.
1189 £1100
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 green fine and fresh mint, well centred. S.G. 403, cat. 2,800. Photo.
1190 £1200
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 green very fine and fresh mint, superb colour and centring. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 403, cat. 2,800. Photo.
1191 £1400
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 green, a deep shade, a very fine and fresh mint lower marginal example. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 403, cat. 2,800. Photo.
1192 £700
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 green unused with sweated gum, of fine appearance, good colour. S.G. 403. Photo.
1193 £500
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 green fine used with neat ''GUERNSEY'' c.d.s., well centred with good strong colour. S.G. 403, cat. 1,250. Photo.
1194 £500
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 green, a well centred example with ''JERSEY'' c.d.s., two slightly blunted perfs, otherwise fine. S.G. 403. Photo.
1195 £270
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 green good used with registered oval cancels, two short perfs. at top left. S.G. 403, cat. 1,250. Photo.
1196 £2000
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 deep green very fiine and fresh unmounted mint. (Richter Certificate (1990). S.G. Spec. N72(2). Photo.
1197 £2600
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 deep green, fine and fresh unmounted mint, excellent perfs. and centring. S.G. Spec. N72(2). Photo.
1198 £7200
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 dull blue-green, an exceptionally fine and fresh mint block of four from the right of the sheet, superb colour and perfs., virtually full original gum. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 403, cat. 11,200+ (as singles). Photo.
1199 £2000
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 dull blue-green, a fine and fresh unmounted mint example, minor gum wrinkle. S.G. 404, cat. 4,500. Photo.
1200 £1500
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 dull blue-green, a very fine and fresh unmounted mint example, a couple of minor gum wrinkles, excellent perfs. Brandon certificate (2008). S.G. 404, Spec. N72(3), cat. 4,500. Photo.
1201 £1050
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 dull blue-green, fine and fresh mint, few minor gum wrinkles. S.G. 404, cat. 2,400. Photo.
1202 £1800
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 dull blue-green very fine and fresh mint, exceptionally well centred. S.G. 404, Spec. N72(3), cat. 2,800. Photo.
1203 £450
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 dull blue-green fine used with neat c.d.s. cancel, a few perfs. just blunted. S.G. 404, cat. 1,500. Photo.
1204 £320
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 dull blue-green, fine used with two indistinct oval cancels. S.G. 404, cat. 1,500. Photo.
1205 £450
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 2s.6d., a selection of five contrasting shades (one lower marginal), good to very fine fresh mint. Ex Aurelius. Photo.
1206 | £250
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1915 De La Rue 2s.6d. deep yellow-brown, 2s.6d. pale brown and 2s.6d. sepia good to fine mint. S.G. 405, 407 & 408, cat. 800.
1207 £290
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 2s.6d., four shades, good to fine and fresh mint, one with a few perfs. just blunted. Photo.
1208 £3200
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 2s.6d. deep yellow-brown plate HV3 [R1/12/2] upper left corner block of four including R2/1 major re-entry, very fine and fresh unmounted (mounted in margin), R1/2 is a more intense shade due to a slight 'kiss-print', a rare multiple. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 405/a, Spec. N64(1)a, cat. 4,750+ (as singles). Photo.
1209 £550
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 2s.6d. deep yellow-brown, a fine and fresh mint block of four, a little heavily mounted. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 405, Spec. N64(1), cat. 1,200 (as singles). Photo.
1210 £650
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 2s.6d. yellow-brown plate HV11 [R1/32/4] top marginal block of four, very fresh mint with virtually full original gum, light bends and a number of tiny natural gum bubbles. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 406, Spec. N64(2), cat. 1,000 (as singles). Photo.
1211 £700
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 2s.6d. yellow-brown with watermark inverted, fine used with part ''OVERTON'' c.d.s., very scarce. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 406Wi, Spec. N64(2)f. Photo.
1212 £250
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 2s.6d. bright yellow-brown, exceptionally fine and fresh mint, very well centred and excellent perfs. Ex Aurelius. S.G. Spec. N64(4). Photo.
1213 £380
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 2s.6d. grey-brown, a fine fresh mint block in a shade probably more correctly classified as dark brown, showing plate wear, a few perfs. just blunted, very well centred. Ex Aurelius. S.G. Spec. N64(6). Photo.
1214 £1000
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 2s.6d. sepia (seal brown), an exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted mint upper right corner marginal block of four (mounted in margin), one stamp with minor gum crease, lovely deep shade, excellent perfs. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 408, Spec. N64(10), cat. 2,000+ (as singles). Photo.
1215 £23000
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 5s. bright carmine (pale shade) with watermark reversed and misplaced, a superb unmounted mint upper right corner block of four (mounted in margin), plate HV2, clearly showing reversed ''POSTA(GE)'' watermark in margin at top and part of the reversed cypher watermark clearly in the margin at right. A rarity. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 409wj, Spec. N67(1)c, cat. 24,000+. Photo.
1216 £720
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 5s. bright carmine, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 409. Photo.
1217 £200
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 5s. bright carmine, very fine and fresh well centred mint with excellent colour and perfs. S.G. 409, Spec. N67(1), cat. 425. Photo.
1218 £140
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 5s. bright carmine, fine and fresh mint, a little heavily mounted. S.G. 409, Spec. N67(1), cat. 425. Photo.
1219 £350
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 5s. carmine, fine fresh very well centred mint with excellent perfs. S.G. Spec. N67(2). Photo.
1220 £6200
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 5s. pale carmine plate HV2, a brilliant unmounted mint block of eight being the lower two rows of the sheet (mounted in margin), folded vertically in the centre with the perfs. divided between the centre pair of the top row, excellent perfs. and centring, most attractive and rare. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 410, Spec. N67(3), cat. 8,800+ (as singles). Photo.
1221 £3500
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 10s. blue [R5/16/2] left marginal block of four showing marginal guide cross, overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 24, very fine and fresh with large part original gum, a few perfs. just blunted at foot, extremely scarce. Ex Aurelius. S.G. Spec. N70(1)t. Photo.
1222 £1300
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1915 De La Rue 10s. blue fine and fresh mint, well centred. S.G. 412, Spec. N70(1), cat. 2,500. Photo.
1224 £1350
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 10s. deep blue, very fine and fresh mint. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 411, Spec. N70(2), cat. 3,000. Photo.
1225 £1600
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 10s. deep (intense) bright blue, fine fresh well centred mint, a few short or blunted perfs. as usual, lovely colour. Ex Aurelius. S.G. Spec. N70(4), cat. 4,000 (2005). Photo.
1226 £1500
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 10s. pale blue very fine fresh mint with large part original gum, excellent perfs. and exceptionally well centred. S.G. 413, Spec. N70(6), cat. 2,800. Photo.
1227 £1450
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 191518 De La Rue 10s. pale blue, an exceptionally fine and fresh mint example, very well centred and excellent perfs. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 413, Spec. N70(6), cat. 2,800. Photo.
1228 £1300
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. pale brown, 5s. rose-carmine and 10s. dull blue in fresh well centred mint blocks of four with excellent perfs., part to large part original gum with some hinge remainders. (12). Ex Aurelius. S.G. Spec. N65(4), N68(1) & N71(1), cat. 2,940+ (as singles). Photo.
1229 £200
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s. fine fresh mint, a few light gum wrinkles. Photo.
1230 £180
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s., good to fine and fresh mint. (3). Photo.
1232 £400
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. chocolate-brown plate 2/4, Right sheet (state 1, philatelic plate 2) [R7/1] major re-entry, fine and fresh mint, natural gum creases. Rare. Ex Aurelius. S.G. Spec. N65(2)d, unpriced. Photo.
1233 £1350
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. reddish brown plate 2/4 Right, state 1, [R5/310/2] lower right corner marginal block of twelve, eleven stamps showing minor fresh entries or re-entries, exceptionally fine and fresh mint, eight stamps unmounted. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 415, Spec. N65(3), cat. 2,740+. Photo.
1234 £160
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. block of 18 (3 x 6), each perfinned ''U.H.'', used on piece with London 1933 (Dec. 15th) cancels, top three stamps damaged but a scarce multiple.
1237 £4200
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 10s. dull grey-blue plate 2/7 (philatelic plate 2) [R6/18/2] left marginal block of six, the upper left stamp R6/1 major re-entry, very fine and fresh unmounted (mounted in margin), usual gum wrinkles, excellent colour. An extremely rare positional multiple. Ex Aurelius. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. 417, Spec. N71(2)/b. Photo.
1238 £450
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 10s. dull grey-blue, fine and fresh unmounted mint from left of sheet. S.G. 417. Photo.
1240 £190
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 10s. dull grey-blue, a very well centred block of four with light c.d.s's, small imperfections not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. 417. Photo.
1242 £1700
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s. in exceptionally fine and fresh mint marginal blocks of four, the 10s. a most unusual very deep bright shade with the lower pair unmounted, the others with three stamps in each unmounted, 5s. is a lower left corner block but sheet margin at left thinned. (12). Ex Aurelius. S.G. 450452, cat. 3,605+ (as singles). Photo.
1243 £240
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s., two sets, mainly good to fine fresh mint, some a little heavily mounted. (6). S.G. 450452, cat. 1,150. Photo.
1244 £140
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s. mint, usual slightly toned gum otherwise fine. S.G. 450452, cat. 575. Photo.
1245 £200
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s. good to very fine fresh mint. S.G. 450452, cat. 575. Photo.
1246 £150
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s. good to fine fresh mint. S.G. 450452, cat. 575. Photo.
1248 | £130
King George V: 191334 Seahorses: 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s. mint, also 2s.6d. (3), 5s. (5), 10s. (4) used, fair to fine.
1249 £200
King George V: Seahorses: Covers: 1919 (Nov. 11th) London to Paris Airmail Express cover, bearing 21/2d. postage and Bradbury 2s.6d. paying the Airmail fee, all tied by ''13 NO/19'' c.d.s's. some imperfections, scarce. Photo.
1250 | £210
King George V: Seahorses: Covers: 192937 five airmail covers all to South America, incl. 1929 envelope to Buenos Aires, bearing 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. and 5s., 1936 envelope to Buenos Aires, bearing 1934 re-engraved 10s. and 1s. pair, also two other covers, fair to fine. (7 items).
1254 | £95
King George V: Seahorses: Covers: 1935 (Jan. 18th.) to 1938 (Nov. 30th.), three airmail covers from London to Buenos Aires, bearing 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d. plus 6d. and 1s, 10s. with 3d. and 1s. pair, 2s.6d. and 9d. (2), all with German Airmail cachets.
1255 £130
King George V: Seahorses: Covers: 1935 (Jan. 4th) registered airmail envelope from London to Buenos Aires, franked by 1934 re-engraved 5s. (2) 3d. and 1s. pair, all tied by oval ''REGISTERED'' datestamp, also 1937 (Jan. 20th) registered airmail envelope from London to Buenos Aires, bearing 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d., 9d. and 1s., tied by oval ''REGISTERED'' datestamps. Photo.
1256 | £100
King George V: Seahorses: Covers: 1935 (Feb. 7th) to 1941 (June 17th.) five airmail envelopes to Brazil (2), New Zealand, South Africa and U.S.A., all bearing single 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d.
1257 £280
King George V: Seahorses: Covers: 1935 (July 6th) large registered airmail envelope from London to Buenos Aires, bearing 1934 re-engraved 10s. (2), 5s. (3), also 11/2d. (2) and 1s. (1.16s. 3d. rate), tied by oval ''REGISTERED'' datestamps, scarce and attractive. Photo.
1261 £160
King George V: Seahorses: Covers: 1936 (Jan. 30th) airmail envelope from Glasgow to Dutch East Indies, bearing 1934 re-engraved 5s. and 6d., 1s., tied by ''WESTERN D.O. GLASGOW'' c.d.s's. Photo.
1262 £170
King George V: Seahorses: Covers: 1936 (May 19th.) airmail envelope from London via France to Tonkin, China, bearing 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d. and 2d., both perfined, unusual. Photo.
1264 £130
King George V: Seahorses: Covers: 1936 (Sept. 23rd) commercial airmail envelope endorsed ''Air Mail Per S.S. Normandie via New York'', from London to Paramaribo, Dutch Guiana, bearing 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d. and 1s., tied by ''LONDON'' machine cancel, few imperfections. Photo.
1266 £100
King George V: Seahorses: Covers: 1937 (May 31st) airmail envelope from London to Uruguay, bearing 1934 re-engraved 10s. with 1s. pair (perfined), tied by rubber ''LONDON/AIR MAIL'' c.d.s's in violet with German Airmail cachet below. Photo.
1269 £100
King George V: Seahorses: Covers: 1939 (Jan. 21st. and April 12th) two airmail envelopes from London to Buenos Aires, one franked 1934 re-engraved 5s. (4), other bearing 5s. (3) and 1s., all perfined ''RM/L'', one with German airmail cachet in purple, some imperfections. Photo.
1270 £160
King George V: Seahorses: Covers: 1939 (April 5th, May 10th. and May 24th.) three airmail envelopes from London to Buenos Aires, two franked 1934 re-engraved 5s. (4), other bearing 5s. (2) and 1s. (2) all perfined ''RM/L'', two with German airmail cachets in purple, some imperfections. Photo.
1272 £550
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 1/2d. to 1s. (less 10d.) all watermark inverted unmounted mint, with additional 6d. chalky paper, occasional light gum wrinkle otherwise fine. (12). S.G. cat. 1,452. Photo.
1273 | £1750
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 1/2d. to 9d. mint collection of controls all with watermark inverted, mainly singles with a few strips of three and virtually all different with 1/2d. (17), 1d. (14), 11/2d. (14), 2d. (13) plus one duplicate, 21/2d. (5) plus one duplicate, 3d. (6), 4d. (7), 5d. (3) and 9d. (5) incl. ''A24'' strip of three, occasional fault but mostly fine. (86).
1274 | £950
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher: 1/2d. to 1s. mint selection, incl. 1/2d. to 2d. watermark sideways set, 1/2d. to 1s. (less 10d.) watermark inverted, 6d. watermark inverted and reversed, 11/2d. tete-beche pair, etc., varied condition. (34).
1275 | £210
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 1/2d. mint collection of plated control pieces on leaves, mainly in pairs, strips and blocks with plates 1 to 31 (less 9) and three others represented, some with examples of most or all the controls (imperf.) used with each plate, plate 7 ''B 24'' block of six perf. type 2(c), range of shades, etc., mainly fine with most stamps unmounted. (94 items).
1276 | £260
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 1/2d. to 1s. mint selection of shades incl. 4d. very deep grey-green, 9d. olive-yellow-green (2), 10d. (4), 1s. (7) incl. deep fawn-brown, a few control singles incl. 6d. ''D38'' perf., etc., mainly fine with some unmounted. (45).
1277 | £240
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 1d. mint collection of plated control pieces on leaves, mainly in pairs, strips and blocks with most plates represented, some with examples of most or all the controls (imperf.) used with each plate, incl. plate 6 ''D 25'' pair, plate 14 ''A 24'' bottom of sheet strip of twelve with watermark inverted, plate 22 top left corner block of 12 (6 x 2) in deep scarlet-vermilion showing six plating marks and [R. 2/6] with spot on head variety, also seven control pieces not attributed to plates, range of shades, etc., mainly fine with many stamps unmounted. (39 items).
1278 £120
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 1d. scarlet in a lower left corner strip of three with inverted ''Q'' for ''O'' variety [R.20/3], two pulled perfs. (one on variety stamp) otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 419d, cat. 700. Photo.
1279 | £140
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 11/2d. mint collection of plated control pieces on leaves, mainly in pairs, strips and blocks with many plates represented, some with examples of most or all the controls (imperf.) used with each plate, plate 5 ''A 24'' block of six with watermark inverted, plate 12 ''F 26'' and plate 54 ''D 25'' bottom of sheet strips of twelve, plate 34a ''S 33'' strip of three with [R. 20/3] white spot on dolphin variety (S.G. Spec. N35n), range of shades, etc., mainly fine with many stamps unmounted. (99 items).
1281 £500
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 11/2d. red-brown tte-bche pair contained in a strip of three, fine used with London wavy line cancel on piece. Ex Aurelius. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. 420a, Spec. N35a, cat. 800. Photo.
1282 £400
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 11/2d. advert pane with India Rubber Sponge/R. G. McKinlay labels in green, fine mint, watermark upright, trimmed perfs. at foot, top right stamp has been detached and replaced, rare. S.G. Spec. NB15(72), cat. 3,000. Photo.
1283 £50
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 11/2d. red-brown with inverted watermark, shows damaged last ''E'' in ''HALFPENCE'', fine used , unusual. Photo.
1284 | £750
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 2d. mint collection of plated control pieces on leaves, mainly in pairs, strips and blocks with all plates represented (less plates 14a and 17), many with examples of most or all the controls (imperf.) used with each plate, plate 5a ''E 26'' block of four with watermark inverted, plate 12 Waterlow ''U 34'' single, range of shades, also three control pieces not attributed to plates, etc., mainly fine with many stamps unmounted. (70 items).
1285 £2600
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 2d. orange variety no watermark, an exceptionally fine and fresh mint marginal block of four from the left of the sheet, three stamps unmounted (one with gum bend), the other with just a tiny trace of a hinge. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 421a, Spec. N36a, cat. 5,950+ (as singles). Photo.
1286 £1250
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 21/2d. to 1s. set of the eight values issued only in sheets, with watermarks inverted, mainly good to fine and fresh mint, if rather heavily mounted. S.G. 422Wi/429Wi, cat. 3,005. Photo.
1287 | £140
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 21/2d. mint collection of plated control pieces on leaves, mainly in pairs, strips and blocks with all plates represented and with examples of most or all the controls used with each plate, range of shades, etc., mainly fine with many stamps unmounted. (35 items).
1288 | £280
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 3d. mint collection of plated control pieces on leaves, mainly in pairs, strips and blocks with all plates represented (less plate 8) and with examples of most or all the controls used with each plate, range of shades, etc., mainly fine with many stamps unmounted. (24 items).
1289 | £200
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 4d. mint collection of plated control pieces on leaves, mainly singles, pairs and strips with all plates represented and with examples of most of the controls used with each plate, incl. plate 5 ''W 35'' single, plate 6 ''V 34'' pair with perf. type 4, range of shades, etc., mainly fine with many stamps unmounted. (26 items).
1290 | £380
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 5d. mint collection of plated control pieces on leaves, mainly singles, pairs and strips with all plates represented (less plate 2a) and with examples of most of the controls used with each plate, incl. plate 1a ''A 24'' imperf. pair, plate 1b ''U 34'' pair, plate 2b ''U 34'' single, range of shades, etc., mainly fine with many stamps unmounted. (24 items).
1291 | £190
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 6d. mint collection of plated control pieces on leaves, mainly singles, pairs and strips with all plates represented and with examples of most of the controls used with each plate, chalky and ordinary paper printings, incl. chalky plate 16 ''Y 36'' single, ordinary plate 8 ''D. 25'' pair, plate 23 ''B 37'' imperf. single, range of shades, etc., mainly fine with many stamps unmounted. (63 items).
1292 | £300
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 9d. mint collection of plated control pieces on leaves, plates 1, 2 and 5 with singles, pairs and strips and with examples of most of the controls used with those plates, incl. plates 1 and 2 ''T 33'' singles, range of shades, etc., mainly fine with some stamps unmounted. (24 items).
1293 | £250
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 10d. mint collection of plated control pieces on leaves, mostly singles with plates 1c, 2b and 3 and with examples of some of the controls used with those plates incl. plate 1c ''O 31'' and ''S 33'' singles, plate 2b ''Q 32'' single, range of shades, etc., varied condition, mainly fine. (12 items).
1294 £920
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 10d. turquoise blue with watermark inverted, mint, small portions of gum missing, otherwise fine, scarce. S.G. 428Wi, cat. 2,200. Photo.
1295 | £290
King George V: 192426 watermark block cypher 1s. mint collection of plated control pieces on leaves, mostly singles and pairs with all plates represented and with examples of most or all the controls used with each plate, incl. plates 1 and 2 ''B 24'' singles, plate 3a ''K 29'' strip of three, range of shades, etc., mainly fine with some stamps unmounted. (30 items).
1296 £420
King George V: 1924 Wembley Exhibition set in unmounted mint blocks (6 x 4), mainly fine. S.G. 432433, cat. 2,040 as singles.
1297 £380
King George V: 1925 Wembley 1d. and 11/2d. on separate first day covers with Wembley Park slogan cancellations, some small imperfections. S.G. 432 & 433, cat. 1,600. Photo.
1298 | £1250
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. A well written-up mint collection/study of the low values, incl. 1/2d. with watermark inverted in a ''K 29'' control block of six, 1d. ''K 29'' control block of six, one showing ''CO'' joined, 1d. ''K 29'' control block of ten, one showing broken wreath at left, 1/2d., 1d. and 11/2d. with watermark sideways, control blocks and singles, flaws, plating study, etc. (306).
1299 | £1300
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d. a mint and used accumulation, incl. controls, booklet panes, 1/2d. in unmounted mint block (3 x 2) with inverted watermark, etc. (Few 100's).
1300 | £400
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d. mint collection of plated control pieces on leaves with all plates used for the four values represented, mostly in corner pairs, strips and blocks with examples of all the controls used with those plates (less ''L 29'' 1/2d. plates 2 and 5, and 11/2d. plate 5), some varieties incl. 1d. plate 2 ''K 29'' block of six with [R. 19/11] ''CO'' joined (S.G. Spec. NCom6e), 1d. plate 4 ''K 29'' and ''L 29'' matching blocks of six with [R. 19/12] broken wreath at left (S.G. Spec. NCom6d), etc., mainly fine with many stamps unmounted. (40 items).
1301 | £1200
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. A collection of covers and cards, incl. 21/2d. used on plain f.d.c., 1/2d. to 21/2d. used on the last day tied by ''POSTAL UNION/CONGRESS/28 JNE 29/LONDON'' c.d.s's in purple, 1d. pair and 21/2d. used on 1929 (May 29th.) registered envelope with Congress registered datestamp and etiquette, advertising envelopes, flown covers, etc. (105 items).
1302 | £200
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. stampless 1929 (June 15th) envelope with ''OFFICIAL PAID'' c.d.s. in red, ''POSTAL UNION CONGRESS'' c.d.s. and scarce violet oval ''POSTAL UNION/Crown/LONDON''. Photo.
1304 £350
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 1 set, fine mint. S.G. 438. Photo.
1305 £650
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d. 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, faint ageing otherwise very fine and scarce. S.G. 4347, cat. 1,200 (2005), Booth 35n, cat. 1,350. Photo.
1306 £300
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d. set used on the last day of the exhibition on small card with embossed U.P.U. seal at upper left, cancelled ''POSTAL UNION CONGRESS/28 JU 29'' circular datestamps, also 1d. used on similar card tied by ''POSTAL UNION CONGRESS/3 JY 29'' c.d.s., also two pages of headed writing paper for the use of delegates. Photo.
1307 £170
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d. on neat first day cover used within Dysart, Fife. S.G. 434437, cat. 600. Photo.
1308 £220
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d. set used on flown envelope to India on the first day of issue tied by London/Exhibition/Newcastle-on-Tyne slogan, also 1/2d. and 11/2d. tied bu London c.d.s's. Photo.
1311 £230
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d., 1d. and 11/2d., all overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33P, from booklet panes with margins at left, fine with full gum. S.G. Spec. NComm5u7u. Photo.
1312 £550
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. and 1d. sideways delivery coil leaders, with sideways watermark, 1/2d. pair and 1d. single, also 1d. coil end with single stamp, fine. Photo.
1313 £550
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. and 1d. vertical delivery coil leaders with wax seal and ribbon remaining, both have two stamps attached (one folded under), few imperfections, otherwise fine, also 1d. with coil end. Photo.
1314 £170
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1d. scarlet a fine unmounted mint block upper left corner block of 36 (6 x 6), [R2/3] showing variety''1829'' for ''1929'' and closed loop on ''2'', a scarce positionial multiple. S.G. Spec. NCom6/b, cat. 505+ (2005). Photo.
1315 £65
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1d. scarlet in an unmounted mint ''L 29'' control block of six, one showing broken wreath at left'' [R19/12]. S.G. Spec. NCom6d.
1316 £60
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1d. scarlet ''K 29'' and ''L 29'' control blocks of six (3 x 2) one of each showing [R19/12] broken wreath, fine mint. S.G. Spec. NCom6d.
1317 £80
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1d. used on printed U.P.U. front sent registered 1929 (June 22nd) with 192426 1s. and 191819 5s., with P.U.C. registration label, fine. Photo.
1318 £450
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 11/2d. an upper left corner marginal block of fifteen (5 x 3), [R2/5] with variety ''1829'' for ''1929'' , fine unmounted mint, a scarce positional multiple. S.G. Spec. NCom7c, cat 450+. Photo.
1319 £140
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 11/2d. variety ''1829'' for ''1929'', fine mint. S.G. Spec. NCom7c, cat. 450 (2005). Photo.
1320 £170
King George V: 1929 P.U.C: 11/2d. advert pane ''STAMP COLLECTORS/PURE VIRGINIA'' with watermark inverted (no selvedge) with 21/2d., used on 1929 (Aug. 26th) registered ''THE KING'S MESSAGE'' envelope, tied by oval ''REGISTERED/BUCKINGHAM PALACE'' datestamps. Photo.
1322 £100
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 21/2d. pale blue, in a fine unmounted mint ''L 29'' control block of six. S.G. Spec. NComm8(2).
1323 £2400
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 21/2d. blue with watermark inverted, a very fine and fresh unmounted mint marginal example. S.G. 437Wi, cat. 3,500. Photo.
1324 £350
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, a fine unmounted mint lower right corner marginal example, the gum slightly 'off-white'. S.G. 438. Photo.
1325 £380
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, a fine unmounted mint example, slightly ''off-white'' gum. S.G. 438, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1326 £480
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, a fine and fresh unmounted mint top marginal example (mounted in margin). S.G. 438, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1327 £400
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, an unmounted mint example, minor gum creases, otherwise fine. S.G. 438. Photo.
1328 £380
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, an unmounted mint example with just slightly 'off-white' gum. S.G. 438. Photo.
1329 £380
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, an unmounted mint example with 'off-white' gum. S.G. 438. Photo.
1330 £300
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, an unmounted mint example with brown gum, good appearance. S.G. 438. Photo.
1331 £280
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black mint, a few light gum wrinkles otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 438. Photo.
1332 £320
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, fine and fresh mint. S.G. 438. Photo.
1333 £280
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black mint, light overall gum toning. S.G. 438. Photo.
1334 £300
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black mint, small corner imperfection otherwise fine, very lightly mounted at base. S.G. 438. Photo.
1335 £300
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, a mint example with 'off-white' gum. S.G. 438. Photo.
1336 £190
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, a mint example with 'off-white' gum and corner fault. S.G. 438. Photo.
1337 £290
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, a fine lightly cancelled example from the right of the sheet. S.G. 438, cat 550. Photo.
1338 £320
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, fine used with very light c.d.s. S.G. 438. Photo.
1339 £270
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black fine used. S.G. 438. Photo.
1340 £320
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black used with neat c.d.s., fine. S.G. 438. Photo.
1341 £210
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, used with several c.d.s's, slightly toned, otherwise fine. S.G. 438. Photo.
1342 £200
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, used with London violet cancel, minute scissor cut in lower-right corner perf., otherwise fine. S.G. 438. Photo.
1345 £480
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, fine used on large part 41/2d. registered envelope to South Africa with additional 1/2d. and 4d. (both perfined), some cover faults. Photo.
1346 | £140
King George V: 1929 P.U.C: Booklets and Booklet Panes: A selection of booklet panes of six, comprising 1/2d. (3, one with inverted watermark), 1d., 11/2d. (6, one with watermark inverted), fair to fine.
1347 £230
King George V: 1929 P.U.C: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 11/2d. purple-brown booklet pane of six, watermark inverted, all overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33P, fine with full gum, fair to good perfs. S.G. Spec. NComB3au, cat 1,100. Photo.
1348 £95
King George V: 1929 P.U.C: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 11/2d. purple-brown advert panes (2) ''Cash's/J & J CASH'' with perfs. trimmed at top and ''CLEAVER'S/F.S. Cleaver'' with excellent perfs., both with watermark inverted, fine mint. S.G. 436b, Spec. NComB4a (1 & 2), cat. 500.
1349 £170
King George V: 1929 P.U.C: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 11/2d. purple-brown advert panes (2) ''STAMP COLLECTORS/DESTI LTD'' watermark upright and ''HOLIDAY TRIPS/ATLANTIC TRANSPORT'' watermark inverted, fine mint with good to fine perfs. S.G. 436b, Spec. NComB4 (3) and B4a (4), cat. 500.
1350 £210
King George V: 1929 P.U.C: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 11/2d. purple-brown booklet pane of six, watermark upright, one with variety ''Q'' for ''O'' in ''UNION'' [R2/1], fine unmounted mint, very good perfs. S.G. Spec. NCom7d. Photo.
1351 £210
King George V: 1929 P.U.C: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 2s. booklet no. 103, all panes with watermarks inverted, mixed perfs. S.G. BB13. Photo.
1352 | £210
King George V: 1929 P.U.C.: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 2s. exploded booklet no. 104, all panes with watermarks inverted, very good perfs. S.G. BB13.
1353 £220
King George V: 1929 P.U.C: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 2s. booklet no. 106, all panes with upright watermarks, mixed perfs. S.G. BB13. Photo.
1354 £210
King George V: 1929 P.U.C: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 2s. booklet no. 107, all panes with watermarks inverted, mixed perfs. S.G. BB13. Photo.
1355 £200
King George V: 1929 P.U.C: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 3s. booklet no. 168, all panes with watermarks upright, good to fine perfs. S.G. BB25. Photo.
1356 £200
King George V: 1929 P.U.C: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 3s. booklet no. 168, all panes with watermarks inverted, mixed perfs. S.G. BB25. Photo.
1357 £210
King George V: 1929 P.U.C: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 3s. booklet no. 169, all panes with watermarks inverted, mixed perfs. S.G. BB25. Photo.
1359 £200
King George V: 1929 P.U.C: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 3s. booklet no. 172, all panes with watermarks upright, mixed perfs. S.G. BB25. Photo.
1361 £8000
King George V: 193436 Photogravure: 1933 Royal Mint Imperforate Trials for Photogravure Stamps Using the Approved Head on glazed unwatermarked paper without gum: A magnificent complete set of fifteen matching lower right corner pairs (five of each of the 1d., 11/2d. and 4d.) from the small trial sheets of eight. Superb and stunning. Ex Aurelius. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 282, cat. 16,500+ (2005). Photo.
1362 £8800
King George V: 193436 Photogravure: 1933 Royal Mint Imperforate Trials for Photogravure Stamps Using the Approved Head on ordinary unwatermarked paper with gum: A magnificent complete set of eighteen corner pairs (six of each of the 1d., 11/2d. and 4d.) from the small trial sheets of eight. Superb and stunning, the stamps unmounted except the three emerald-green pairs with patchy gum. Ex Aurelius. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 282, cat. 19,800+ (2005). Photo.
1363 | £160
King George V: 193436 photogravure 1/2d. (56) to 10d. (7), 1s. (7), mainly good to fine mint collection of control items, also a few used.
1365 | £400
King George V: 193436 photogravure, a mainly mint selection, incl. 1d. scarlet essay with larger head, 11/2d. imperforate colour trials in ultramarine, deep grey-green, scarlet and red-brown, 1d. and 11/2d. large format both with inverted watermarks, 2d. waterwark sideways, etc., varied condition. (45).
1367 £1700
King George V: 193436 photogravure 11/2d. red-brown intermediate format variety imperforate, a top marginal block of four [R1/72/8] showing part marginal dividing cross, exceptionally fine and fresh mint with full original gum, unmounted except the upper right stamp with just the tiniest hinge remainder just encroaching at top. Ex Aurelius. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. 441a, Spec. N52b, cat. 2,500+. Photo.
1368 £800
King George V: 193436 photogravure 11/2d. red-brown intermediate format variety imperforate, a single used on piece with ''LONDON. E.C./28 JAN/1935'' wavy line cancellation, small fault mainly confined to margin at top, otherwise fine and very rare, the only used example that we recall seeing. Ex Aurelius. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. 441a, Spec. N52b, unpriced. Photo.
1369 £1450
King George V: 193436 photogravure 11/2d. red-brown intermediate format variety imperforate on three sides (the lower stamp of a vertical pair), two examples in a block of four, the upper pair a heavily mounted and with perfs. between divided, lower pair unmounted, diagonal bend or gum crease mainly on right pair and not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and rare. Ex Aurelius. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. 441b, Spec. N52c, cat. 5,000+. Photo.
1370 £250
King George V: 193436 photogravure 11/2d. red-brown intermediate format, a mint block (2 x 4) showing dramatic misperforation, few faults but unusual. S.G. 441var. Photo.
1371 £130
King George V: 193436 photogravure 11/2d. small format advertising booklet pane watermark upright, ''FOR SAFTY/UNIVERSAL FIXED'' , very fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. NB27(14). Photo.
1374 £6000
King George V: 193436 photogravure 2d. orange intermediate format variety imperforate in a fine and fresh mint block of four, the upper pair rather heavily mounted, the lower pair unmounted (one with small natural gum blemish), light bend in vertical margin between well clear of stamps. Rare. Ex Aurelius. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. 442a, Spec. N34a, cat. 10,750+. Photo. The vendor notes 'July '46 C. Nissen & Co. say only six blocks and six pairs exist'
1376 | £300
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee: A mint selection with 1/2d. to 11/2d. cylinder blocks or strips (12) incl. the rare 11/2d. cylinder ''27'' no dot strip of three perf. type 5A (I/I), unmounted mint but lower stamp with two perfs. cut off, unpriced in S.G., booklets with 2s. editions 298, 300, 303 and 304, 3s. edition 296, and booklet panes in mixed condition with 1/2d. (5), 1d. (6) and 11/2d. (29), both upright and inverted wmks., etc.
1377 £34000
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 21/2d. Prussian blue, a superb mint block of four, the lower pair unmounted and the upper pair exceptionally lightly mounted (one with natural gum crease), perfs. lightly folded as usual. A wonderful multiple of this popular stamp, one of the finest known of the surviving blocks. B.P.A. certificate (2009). Ex Aurelius. S.G. 456a, cat. 48,000+ (as singles). Photo.
1378 £6200
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 21/2d. Prussian blue, an unmounted mint lower marginal example with gum a little toned, otherwise fine (mounted in margin). B.P.A. certificate (1981) rather harshly states 'toned'. S.G. 456a, cat. 14,000. Photo.
1379 £5500
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 21/2d. Prussian blue, a fine, almost imperceptibly mounted, superb mint example. B.P.A. certificate (2006). S.G. 456a, cat. 10,000. Photo.
1380 | £70
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 2s. booklet edition no. 299 and 1936 (Nov.) 3s. booklet edition no. 321, fine.
1381 | £100
King Edward VIII: 1936 'Farewell to the Nation' pamphlet, together with 1936 mourning envelope bearing boxed ''ERI/VIII'' cypher, fine. (2 items).
1382 | £2500
King Edward VIII: Booklets and booklet panes: An accumulation on leaves and stockleaves incl. 11/2d. advert panes (69, one without selvedge), 1/2d. to 11/2d. panes of six (17 total, one 11/2d pane used) with upright and inverted watermarks, many with cylinder numbers, also singles from booklets mint and used, 2s. booklet edition 378 complete with stapled cover (without stitching holes), small piece of front cover removed, 5s. booklet edition 16 complete, many loose covers and interleaves, etc., varied condition, a few mounted, majority unmounted, mixed perfs.
1383 | £300
King Edward VIII: Booklets: 1936 3s. booklet editions 320, 321, 322, 327, 330, 331 and 332, also 6d. booklet, mainly fine and fresh. (8). S.G. BC3, BC1, cat. 835.
1384 | £110
King George VI: A mainly mint collection in an album and loose, incl. 1948 Silver Wedding 1 in unmounted mint block of four and mint single, cylinder blocks, etc., varied condition. (Few 100's1).
1385 | £110
King George VI: 193751 collection on leaves with mint incl. 193747 1/2d. to 21/2d. wmk. sideways, 193948 high values, 1948 Wedding, 1951 2s.6d. to 1, most also used incl. inverted wmks., etc., varied condition. (164).
1386 £260
King George VI: 193747 4d. grey-green cylinder ''9'' control ''O 44'' left margin block of four showing a spectacular misperforation leaving the centre 'imperf. between', scissor cut in left margin, fine unmounted mint, a dramatic variety. S.G. 468var. Photo.
1387 £110
King George VI: 193747 10d. turquoise-blue vertical pair with a progressive dry print leaving the value almost blank on the top stamp, fine mint, the lower stamp unmounted, unusual. S.G. 474var. Photo.
1388 | £150
King George VI: 193948 2s.6d. to 1 set unmounted mint, a couple of light gum bends otherwise fine. S.G. 476478b, cat. 375.
1389 | £150
King George VI: 193948 2s.6d. to 1 set of six, unmounted mint, a couple of light gum bends otherwise fine. S.G. 476478b, cat. 375.
1390 | £500
King George VI: 193948 2s.6d. brown in an unmounted mint corner block of 14 (7 x 2) from foot of sheet, minor creasing affecting three stamps, otherwise fine and fresh.
1391 | £210
King George VI: 193948 1 brown in an unmounted mint part sheet of 20 (4 x 5), few slight creases, otherwise fine. S.G. 478b, cat. 400.
1393 | £200
King George VI: 1948 Wedding 1 a complete (folded) sheet of twenty, very minor bends on several stamps otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 494.
1394 | £200
King George VI: 1948 Silver Wedding 1, 25 examples used, mainly fine.
1395 £550
King George VI: 1949 U.P.U. 21/2d. ultramarine, unmounted mint vertical pair, showing variety imperforate between stamp and top margin (small part remaining), few minor gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. QCom18a, cat. 2,500. Photo.
1396 £140
King George VI: 1951 Festival 2s.6d. to 1 set in top of sheet strips of four, occasional light gum bend, mounted in margins, stamps unmounted mint. S.G. 509512.
1397 | £800
King George VI: Coils: An accumulation of mostly complete KG VI coil rolls (18) with 193747 wmk. sideways 1/2d. and 11/2d., also 3d. violet horizontal coil with joins, 195052 1d. (4), 11/2d. (3), 2d. (3), 21/2d. (3), 11/2d. pale green vertical coil, also KE VIII 1d. vertical coil.
1398 £1450
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: An unmounted mint collection of pre-decimal and decimal Machins written up in a Lighthouse album, specialised to Deegam level 2 with variations in paper, gum, phosphor screen, booklet and coil stamps with upright, sideways and inverted printings, pre-decimal incl. 4d. deep olive-brown GA two bands 250 screen head B, with lower sheet margin (folded), tiny gum wrinkle, 5d. PCP plus two bands, scarce issues from coils incl. 2d. type II 150 screen, 6d. 250 screen (pencil note on gum), decimals incl. 31/2p. OCP/PVAD, 31/2p. FCP/PVAD deep olive-brown error of colour (small gum fault), blue and yellow fluors, different printers, many cylinder singles, coil printings, booklet stamps incl. 17p. grey-blue PCP + 2B error, NVI's, self-adhesives, high value Machins and Castles to 5, 1993 10, etc. (100s). Photo.
1399 | £400
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 19712004 an unmounted mint collection in three Davo albums, virtually complete with values to 10. (100's).
1400 | £230
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 195370 an unmounted mint collection in a Davo album, incl. 195558 watermark St. Edward's Crown set, complete commemoratives with better phosphors, etc. (Few 100's).
1401 | £1650
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A mint accumulation of QE II commemorative issues in four binders, mainly in part sheets with pre-decimal from 1957 incl. 1963 Red Cross ordinary (30), phosphors incl. 1962 N.P.Y. (20), 1963 sets complete (30 of each), 1964 Shakespeare (30), Geographical (30), later mainly to 1967, also some decimals to 1993, etc. (Few 1000s).
1402 | £620
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A mint decimal accumulation in a stockbook and loose in two cartons with a quantity of presentation packs from 1971 with commemoratives, miniature sheets, definitives incl. high values, regionals, many with an additional mint set, 2000 to 2004 year books, Prestige booklets with most from 1972 to 2006, also some used, pre-decimal presentation packs, a few f.d.c's, etc. (100s).
1403 | £620
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A decimal accumulation in 19 albums and stockbooks, and loose in three cartons with mint commemorative sets to 2003, miniature sheets, Machins, regionals, presentation packs, booklets incl. Prestige, also used, f.d.c's, a few Commonwealth, etc. (1000's).
1404 | £600
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: An unmounted mint collection on leaves, incl. 195558 watermark St. Edward's Crown set, 1959 phosphor graphite set with 2d. watermark error, better phosphor commemoratives, range of flaws, etc. (100's).
1405 | £850
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 19712005 an unmounted mint decimal accumulation in five stockbooks and leaves, incl. virtually complete commemoratives, booklet panes, 1994 Christmas 19p. imperforate vertical pair, Regionals, etc. (Many 100's).
1406 | £480
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A decimal accumulation in seven albums and loose, incl. commemoratives mostly in pairs, definitives to 10 (2), Prestige booklets, Regionals, etc. (Many 100's).
1407 | £450
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly QE II accumulation in a stockbook, incl. commenoratives, definitives to 10, etc. (Many 100's).
1408 | £500
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation in three stockbooks, album and folder, incl. duplicated commemoratives in blocks, etc. (Many 100's).
1409 | £320
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A decimal collection in five albums, incl. commemoratives, definitives to 5 (3), etc. (100's).
1411 £240
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 197074 50p. Contractors paper in top of sheet blocks of four, six and eight (folded), each with the top row stamps showing 9095% clear offsets on reverse, unusual. S.G. 831var., also 1986 Christmas, handpainted essays (163 x 120mm) for an unissued Christmas issue (11p., 18p., 22p., 31p. and 34p.) with perforation overlay also photographic mock-ups for a first day cover and miniature sheet. Photo.
1412 | £350
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 195283 mint collection in a hingeless Lighthouse album incl. Wildings, 1955 Waterlow set, 1958 1st. De La Rue set (unmounted, 1 with bends), commemoratives with phosphor sets complete (less N.P.Y. 3d. and Red Cross 3d.), decimals, Machins to 5, postage due sets, etc., mainly fine. (Few 100s).
1413 | £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 1953 to 1961 selection of sets mounted on G.P.O. presentation cards with 1953 Wilding 5d., 8d. and 1s., 1958 3d. regionals, 1958 6d. and 1s.3d. regionals, and 1957 to 1961 commemorative issues complete, most sent to The Rt. Hon. Viscount Crookshank, C.H., with letters from the Postmaster General, some in the original envelopes with House of Lords backstamps, also 1948 Silver Wedding and 1948 Olympics plain f.d.c's and 1951 Festival 21/2d. and 3d. illustrated f.d.c. sent to the same addressee as an M.P. in the House of Commons, each also with a letter from the Postmaster General, a few imperfections. (14 items).
1414 | £250
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly mint collection on leaves, incl. 1955 Waterlow set unmounted mint, 1959 phosphor graphite set in opened presentation pack, Commemoratives with better phosphors mint, etc. (Few 100's).
1415 | £150
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A collection of mainly R.A.F. covers in nine albums in a carton, some signed, R.A.F. Escaping Society, Royal Engineers, National Army Museum, also other anniversaries, etc. (approx. 585).
1416 | £80
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A decimal accumulation in an album and loose in a small carton with commemorative presentation packs 19902002, f.d.c's, etc. (100s).
1417 | £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A mint collection written up in an album as a basic introduction to QE II definitive stamps, issues to 2002 with Wildings to 1 incl. wmk. Tudor Crown to 1s.6d. (a few mounted), pre-decimal Machins to 1 and regionals, decimals with Machins with basic value and colour changes to 5, 1988 and 1992 Castles to 5, 1993 10, regionals and emblem definitives, also Guernsey and Jersey 1969 sets to 1, etc. (Few 100s).
1418 | £60
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 197187 an unmounted mint decimal accumulation in an album, incl. commemoratives, definitives to 5, etc. (100's).
1420 | £60
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 1985 and 1986, 1992 to 1998 Year books. S.G. cat 585.
1422 | £380
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955 Waterlow, 1958 1st. De La Rue and 1959 2nd. De La Rue 2s.6d. to 1 Castle sets unmounted mint, 1959 2s.6d. with small area of disturbed gum otherwise fine, also 1959 phosphor-graphite 2d. error of watermark mounted mint. (13).
1423 £150
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955 Waterlow 2s.6d. to 1 set mounted in ''Waterlow & Sons Limited'' presentation card. S.G. 536539. Photo.
1424 £1400
Queen Elizabeth II: 195558 watermark St. Edward's Crown 6d. reddish-purple, a vertical strip of four, the third stamp imperforate on three sides, fine unmounted mint, very scarce. S.G. 548aa, Spec. S105a, cat. 4,500+. Photo.
1432 | £1400
Queen Elizabeth II: 196067 phosphor 2d., blue phosphor cream paper with band at left, in a complete unmounted mint sheet of 240, cylinder ''29'' no dot perf. type B, fine, a scarce printing. S.G. Spec. S45, cat. 8,400+.
1436 £150
Queen Elizabeth II: 1963 Bradbury 5s. variety watermark inverted, a top left corner fine example, a couple of small gum bends otherwise fine unmounted mint with good perfs. S.G. 596aWi, cat. 350, EC GB1193WEa - circa 120 known mint. Photo.
1438 £800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Bradbury Wilkinson essay on card for a proposed 1 design depicting H.M.S. Victory, in black, yellow and pink with large Machin head affixed, dated ''6367'', fine. Photo.
1443 £300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1961 P.O.S.B. 3d. (Timson) in a vertical strip of five with the lower stamp variety orange-brown omitted, the stamp above partially affected and the others normal, with margin at foot showing cylinder ''3D'' with ''3E'' omitted, light diagonal crease affecting third and fourth stamps, variety stamp fine unmounted mint. S.G. 624Aa, cat. 550+, EC GB1248MCa - circa 60 known. Photo.
1445 £1000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1961 Parliamentary Conference 6d. variety gold omitted, fine unmounted mint, with normal for comparison. S.G. 629a, cat. 2,000, EC GB1258MCa, circa 30 known. Photo.
1447 £7000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1962 N.P.Y. (ordinary) 1s.3d. variety light blue (Queen's head) omitted, in a vertical pair with the lower stamp partially affected, a couple of gum wrinkles on lower stamp and some perf. separation otherwise fine unmounted mint, rare, with normal for comparison. Brandon certificate (1998). S.G. 633a, cat. 14,000+, EC GB1266MCa - circa 18 known. Photo.
1448 £320
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Geographical (ordinary) 4d. variety violet (face value) and red-brown (dock walls) omitted, fine unmounted mint, with normal for comparison. S.G. 652c, cat. 500, EC GB1304MCb - 115 known. Photo.
1449 £3000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1965 Lister (phosphor) 4d. variety brown-red (tube) omitted, in a left margin vertical strip of four with the adjoining stamp showing partial omission, fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 667pa, cat. 5,500+, EC GB1334MCb - circa 18 known. Photo.
1450 £150
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 World Cup (ordinary) 6d. variety black omitted, used on plain cover (probably first day) with Prestatyn, Flintshire, wavy line cancel. S.G. 694a, unpriced used, EC GB1388MCa - circa 5 first day covers known, cat. 250. Photo.
1451 £9000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (ordinary) 4d. se-tenant block of four variety four colours, black, blue, bistre and reddish brown omitted, with margin at left from the top half of a cylinder block with ''2A'' (black) missing, fine unmounted mint, a rare and spectacular error, with matching normal block for comparison. Brandon certificate (1998). S.G. 696ab, cat. 15,000+, EC GB1392MCa - 30 mint blocks known. Photo.
1452 £600
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (ordinary) 4d. variety emerald-green omitted, in a lower right corner se-tenant traffic light block of eight with emerald-green dot missing, mounted on one stamp and small adhesion on another, fine mint, with normal traffic light block of twelve for comparison. S.G. 696af, cat. 1,200+, EC GB1392MCf - circa 90 blocks known, cat. (for a traffic light block of eight) 1,500. Photo.
1453 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (ordinary) 4d. se-tenant block of four variety bistre omitted, with traffic lights in right margin with bistre dot missing, two light diagonal gum bends otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 696ah, cat. 800+, EC GB1392MCj - circa 90 blocks known. Photo.
1454 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (ordinary) 4d. lower right corner se-tenant traffic light block of eight variety reddish brown omitted, with reddish brown dot missing, fine unmounted mint. R.P.S. certificate (1997). S.G. 696aj, cat. 500+, EC GB1392MCl - circa 270 blocks known, cat. (traffic light block of eight) 600. Photo.
1455 £210
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (ordinary) 4d. lower left corner se-tenant cylinder block of eight variety reddish brown omitted, with ''1H'' or ''2H'' missing, small gum wrinkle on one otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 696aj, cat. 500+, EC GB1392MCl - circa 270 blocks known, cat. (cylinder block of eight) 600. Photo.
1456 £85
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (ordinary) 4d. se-tenant block of four variety reddish brown omitted, with top half of the cylinder numbers in left margin, light surface mark at lower left otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 696aj, cat. 250, EC GB1392MCl - circa 270 blocks known. Photo.
1463 | £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings (phosphor) 4d., the top three rows of the sheet with the vertical perforations misplaced leaving the ''Battle of Hastings 1066'' inscription at the right of the first five stamps in the strip and omitted from the last, the inscription also appearing in the sheet margin at left, the phosphor is also misplaced leaving each stamp with two bands, fine unmounted mint, unusual. S.G. 705pa, var.
1464 £720
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings (phosphor) 4d. se-tenant strip of six variety olive-green omitted, fine used on a London W.C. first day cover with the other two values. S.G. 705pab, unpriced used, EC GB1410MCb - circa 40 mint strips known, not recorded used. Photo.
1465 £220
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings (phosphor) 4d. se-tenant strip of six (folded) variety bistre omitted, with side margins showing the bottom half of the cylinder numbers and the traffic lights, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 705pac, cat. 390, EC GB1410MCd - circa 40 strips known, cat. 400. Photo.
1466 £600
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings (phosphor) 4d. se-tenant block of 24 (6 x 4, folded) from base of sheet variety orange omitted, cylinder numbers with ''1E'' missing and traffic lights with orange dot missing, gum wrinkle on one otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 705pae, cat. 1,300+, EC GB1410MCh- circa 40 strips known, cat. (cylinder/traffic light block of 24) 2,400. Photo.
1467 £550
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings (phosphor) 4d. se-tenant block of 24 (6 x 4, folded) from base of sheet variety blue omitted, cylinder numbers with ''1H'' missing and traffic lights with blue dot missing, light bend in left corner and cut in margin through cylinder numbers otherwise fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple. S.G. 705pah, cat. 1,560+, EC GB1410MCn - circa 40 strips known, cat. (cylinder/traffic light block of 24) 2,400. Photo.
1468 £880
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings (phosphor) 1s.3d. in a top right corner block of six (2 x 3) with the stamps in the right column variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple. Brandon certificate (2002). S.G. 712p var, EC GB1424MCb - circa 30 known, cat. 1,350+. Photo.
1469 £1100
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Christmas (ordinary) 3d., a complete lower traffic light row of eight from the foot of the sheet showing a significant shift of gold and embossing to the left, leaving the right stamp with gold and embossing omitted and with Queen's head also in margin at left, the perfs. are also misplaced 2mm to left, fine unmounted mint and very rare. Unlisted by S.G., EC GB1426MCd. Photo.
1470 £2200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Christmas (phosphor) 3d. and 1s.6d. left margin imperforate imprimaturs with ''N/P/IMPRIMATUR'' handstamps on gum, very fine unmounted. S.G. Spec. WP109-110. Photo.
1471 £2500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Christmas (ordinary) 1s.6d. variety pink (hat) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 714a, cat. 3,500, EC GB1428MCc - 36 known. Photo.
1474 £2000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 E.F.T.A. (ordinary) 9d. variety yellow omitted, fine unmounted mint, much scarcer than most other E.F.T.A. missing colours, with normal for comparison. S.G. 715f, EC 1430MCj - circa 30 known, cat. 625. Photo.
1475 £500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 E.F.T.A. (ordinary) 1s.6d. variety brown omitted, in a lower left corner cylinder block of six with ''1E'' missing, small light gum bend otherwise fine unmounted mint, with matching cylinder block for comparison. S.G. 716c, cat. 810+, EC GB1432MCe - 120 to 240 known. Photo.
1476 £500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 E.F.T.A. (phosphor) 1s.6d. variety brown omitted, in a lower left corner cylinder block of eight with ''1E'' missing, fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple, with matching normal cylinder block for comparison. S.G. 716pc, cat. 760+, EC GB1432MCf - 120 to 240 known, cat. (cylinder block of eight) 1,275. Photo.
1478 £800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Flowers (phosphor) 4d. Bluebell, Red Campion and Wood Anemone single, variety violet (Bluebell) omitted, a used example of this rare stamp, with normal for comparison. Brandon certificate (1996). S.G. 720pe, unpriced, EC GB 1434MCe - a few used singles known, cat. 1,750. Photo.
1479 £8000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 British Paintings 1s.6d. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, small gum wrinkle at foot otherwise fine unmounted mint, a great rarity. B.P.A. certificate (1969). S.G. 750a, cat. 15,000, EC GB1500MCa - only 2 mint known. Photo.
1483 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 British Bridges 1s.9d. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint, with normal for comparison. S.G. 766a, cat. 325, EC GB1532MCa - circa 120 known. Photo.
1484 £600
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 British Paintings 1s.6d. variety gold (Queen's head and value) omitted, in a top right corner traffic light block of six with the gold dot missing, fine unmounted mint, a very scarce multiple, with matching normal traffic light block for comparison. S.G. 773a, cat. 1,500+, EC GB1546MCa - circa 90 known, cat. (traffic light block of six) 1,500. Photo.
1486 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Ships 5d. variety grey (decks, etc.) omitted, in a top right corner traffic light block of four with the grey dot missing, a few marks in top margin otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 778b, cat. 760+, EC GB1556MCb - circa 240 known. Photo.
1487 £100
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Ships 5d. variety grey (decks, etc.) omitted, a lower right corner single, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 778b, cat. 190, EC GB1556MCb - circa 240 known. Photo.
1490 £1850
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Ships 9d. se-tenant strip of three, the 'Elizabethan galleon' variety blue omitted, fine unmounted mint and very scarce. S.G. 779ac, cat. 3,250, EC GB1558MCa, 40 strips known. Photo.
1491 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Concorde 1s.6d. variety silver-grey omitted, a left margin cylinder single with ''1B'' missing, fine unmounted mint, with normal cylinder pair for comparison. S.G. 786a, cat. 550, EC GB1572MCa - 120 mint known. Photo.
1492 £230
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Anniversaries 1s.6d. variety yellow-green and phosphor omitted, in a top right corner traffic light block of four with the yellow-green dot missing, checker's mark in corner, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 794Eya, cat. 380+, EC GB1588MCd - circa 360 known. Photo.
1496 £500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Christmas 5d. variety light blue (sheep, etc.) omitted, in a lower left corner cylinder block of eight (2 x 4) with ''1F'' missing, fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple, with matching normal cylinder block for comparison. S.G. 813a, cat. 880+, EC GB1626MCb - circa 240 known, cat. (cylinder block of eight) 975. Photo.
1497 £210
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Christmas 5d. variety green omitted, fine unmounted mint with margin at top showing the green coloured cross missing. S.G. 813d, cat. 380+, EC GB1626MCd - circa 120 known. Photo.
1498 £90
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Christmas 1s.6d. variety gold (Queen's head and detail from arches) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 814a, cat. 160, EC GB1628MCa - circa 180 known. Photo.
1499 £240
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Christmas 1s.6d. variety greenish yellow omitted, a left margin single with part of the cylinder numbers showing ''1E'' missing, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 814c, cat. 425+, EC GB1628MCc - circa 120 known. Photo.
1500 £300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 British Rural Architecture 5d. variety lemon omitted, in a lower right corner traffic light strip of three with the lemon dot missing, fine unmounted mint, with matching normal traffic light strip for comparison. S.G. 815a, cat. 420+, EC GB1630MCa - 120 known, cat. (traffic light strip of three) 500. Photo.
1502 £1150
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Anniversaries 5d. variety emerald omitted, in a right margin traffic light block of four with the emerald dot missing, fine unmounted mint, a very scarce multiple. S.G. 819b, cat. 1,900+, EC GB1638MCb - circa 60 known. Photo.
1503 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Anniversaries 1s. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, in a lower right corner traffic light block of eight with the gold dot missing, fine unmounted mint, with matching normal traffic light block for comparison. S.G. 821a, cat. 720+, EC GB1642MCa - circa 360 known, cat. (traffic light block of eight) 925. Photo.
1504 £1350
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Anniversaries 1s. variety brown omitted, in a lower right corner traffic light block of eight with the brown dot missing, small adhesions on two, others fine unmounted mint, a very scarce multiple, with matching normal traffic light block for comparison. S.G. 821d, cat. 2,400+, EC GB1642MCc - circa 240 known, cat. (traffic light block of eight) 3,250. Photo.
1505 £190
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Anniversaries 1s.6d. variety emerald omitted, a left margin cylinder pair with ''1H'' missing, fine unmounted mint, with matching cylinder pair for comparison. S.G. 822b, cat. 320+, EC GB1644MCb - circa 300 mint known, cat. (cylinder pair) 365. Photo.
1507 | £50
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Games, a small fine unmounted mint selection of varieties incl. 5d. (corner copy) and 1s.6d. missing phosphor, 5d. (marginal) with single broad band. (6 items).
1508 £420
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Commonwealth Games 1s.6d. finished artwork by Andrew Restall depicting swimmers (152 x 99mm), mounted on card, close to the issued design, signed by the artist on reverse, fine. Photo.
1512 £520
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Christmas 1s.6d. variety salmon omitted, in a top right corner traffic light block of six with the salmon dot missing, each stamp with light pencil note on reverse, a couple of small gum wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple, with matching normal traffic light block for comparison. S.G. 840a, cat. 1,080+, EC GB1680MCa - circa 120 known, cat. (traffic light block of six) 1,300. Photo.
1513 £300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Literary Anniversaries 3p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, in a lower left corner cylinder block of four with ''1C'' missing, bend in bottom margin and left margin a little grubby, stamps fine unmounted mint, with matching normal cylinder block for comparison. S.G. 884a, cat. 800+, EC GB1768MCa - circa 200 known, cat. (cylinder block of four) 1,075. Photo.
1515 £280
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 British Anniversaries 3p. variety olive-brown (faces, etc.) omitted, fine unmounted mint, with normal for comparison. S.G. 887c, cat. 550, EC GB1774MCc - circa 100 known. Photo.
1516 £130
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Universities 3p., a fine unmounted mint horizontal marginal pair from the left of the sheet with cylinder numbers, the marginal stamp showing a most unusual partial (30%) offset on reverse, together with the cylinders. S.G. 890var. Photo.
1518 £850
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Christmas 71/2p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, in a top right corner traffic light block of six with the gold dot missing, a couple of small gum bends otherwise fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple. S.G. 896a, cat. 1,650+, EC GB1792MCa - circa 200 known, cat. (traffic light block of six) 2,150. Photo.
1519 £550
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Polar Explorers 3p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, in a lower right corner traffic light block of six with the gold dot missing, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 897a, cat. 960+, EC GB1794MCa - circa 106 known. Photo.
1521 £1900
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 General Anniversaries 9p. variety brown (facial features) omitted, fine unmounted mint, very scarce, with normal for comparison. S.G. 903b, cat. 3,500, EC GB1806MCb - 36 mint known. Photo.
1522 £500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Churches 5p. variety gold (Queen's head) and phosphor omitted, in a lower right corner traffic light block of four with the gold dot missing, small gum wrinkle otherwise fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple, with matching normal traffic light block for comparison. S.G. 906a, cat. 1,000+, EC GB1812MCa - 100 known, cat. (traffic light block of four) 1,250. Photo.
1523 £100
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Christmas 3p. variety bright green omitted, a lower right corner traffic light single with the bright green dot missing, fine unmounted mint, with normal traffic light block of four for comparison. S.G. 914b, cat. 250+, EC GB1828MCb - circa 150 known, cat. (traffic light single) 425. Photo.
1526 £1700
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 British Trees 9p. variety brownish black (value and inscription) omitted, in a top right corner traffic light block of four with the brownish black dot missing, a couple of small gum wrinkles on one otherwise fine unmounted mint, a rare multiple, with matching normal traffic light block for comparison. Brandon certificate (2005). S.G. 922a, cat. 2,600+, EC GB1844MCa - 100 known, cat. (traffic light block of four) 3,600. Photo.
1527 £1000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 3p. variety gold (Queen's head) and phosphor omitted, in a top of sheet se-tenant traffic light block of twenty (10 x 2, folded) with the gold dot missing, a couple of small gum wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple. S.G. 923a var, EC GB1846MCd - circa 200 pairs known, cat. 2,030+. Photo.
1528 £210
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 3p. variety gold (Queen's head) and phosphor omitted, in a top right corner se-tenant traffic light block of four with the gold dot missing, fine unmounted mint, with matching normal traffic light block for comparison. S.G. 923a var, EC GB1846MCd - circa 200 pairs known, cat. (traffic light block of four) 550. Photo.
1529 £350
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 3p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, in a lower right corner se-tenant traffic light block of four with the gold dot missing, fine unmounted mint, with matching normal traffic light block for comparison. S.G. 923ab, cat. 500+, EC GB1846MCa - circa 150 pairs known, cat. (traffic light block of four) 600. Photo.
1530 £1200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 3p. se-tenant pair from right of sheet, variety turquoise-blue omitted, fine unmounted mint, a spectacular error. S.G. 923a,c, cat. 3,000, EC GB1846MCb. Photo.
1532 £130
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 9p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, a left margin single with the top half of the cylinder numbers, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 927a, cat. 200, EC GB1854MCa - 100 to 200 mint known. Photo.
1533 £160
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 British Paintings 3p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, in a top right corner traffic light strip of three with the gold dot missing, with the usual 5mm shift of embossing to the right, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 931a, cat. 375+, EC GB1862MCa - circa 200 known. Photo.
1534 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 British Paintings 5p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, in a lower right corner traffic light pair with the gold dot missing, fine unmounted mint, with matching normal traffic light pair for comparison. S.G. 932a, cat. 280+, EC GB1864MCa - circa 200 known. Photo.
1535 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 British Paintings 71/2p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, a left margin single with the top half of the cylinder numbers showing ''2B'' missing, fine unmounted mint, with matching normal single for comparison. S.G. 933a, cat. 200+, EC GB1866MCa - 100 to 200 known, cat. (cylinder single) 395. Photo.
1536 £160
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Inigo Jones 3p. pair with a spectacular 24mm downwards shift of the black leaving the ''INIGO JONES 15731652'' inscription at the foot of the stamp instead of the top and the face values in the centre, fine unmounted mint and rare, with normal for comparison. S.G. 935var, EC (2005) F517CSaF518CSa - 50 pairs known. Photo.
1538 £120
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p. PVA variety grey-black (value, inscription, etc.) omitted, a right margin single with the top half of the traffic lights showing the traffic light box missing, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 948b, cat. 160+, EC GB1896MCa - circa 100 known, cat. (traffic light single) 240. Photo.
1539 £900
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p. PVAD variety blue (leg, robes) omitted, in a top right corner traffic light block of six (3 x 2) with the blue dot missing, fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple. S.G. 948d, cat. 1,500+, EC GB1897MCc - circa 180 mint known, cat. (traffic light block of six) 1,650. Photo.
1540 £130
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p. PVAD variety blue (leg, robes) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 948d, cat. 250, EC GB1897MCc - circa 180 mint known. Photo.
1541 £120
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p. PVAD variety bright rose-red (King's robe) omitted, a right margin single with the top half of the traffic lights showing the bright rose-red dot missing, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 948g, cat. 150+, EC GB1897MCe - circa 100 known, cat. (traffic light single) 245. Photo.
1542 £120
Queen Elizabeth II: 1975 Sailing 8p. variety black omitted, fine used with the other values on Bury St. Edmunds first day cover. S.G. 981a, unpriced used, EC GB1962MCa - circa 200 mint, 5 first day covers known, cat. 200. Photo.
1543 £230
Queen Elizabeth II: 1978 Horses 9p. variety imperforate, in a vertical pair with margin at foot, a little surface rubbing otherwise fine unmounted mint, unlisted. S.G. 1063var. Photo.
1544 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill, twenty eight different hand painted or sketched essays by Andrew Restall, various denominations together on one sheet of paper (296 x 215mm), signed at foot, very attractive. Photo.
1548 £320
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, position 7 from the printer's sheet of nine, fine used on reverse of 10p. first day PHQ card from the Philatelic Bureau, Edinburgh. S.G. MS1099c, unpriced used, EC GB2198MCb - circa 31 mint, 5 first day covers known, cat. (f.d.c.) 600. Photo.
1553 £1500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1980 Queen Mother 12p. variety imperforate in a right margin block of four, top right stamp with small gum crease and a few other light wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1129a, cat. 5,000+, EC 2258IMa - circa 20 pairs known. Photo.
1556 £920
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), cat. 1,750, EC GB2374MCa - circa 15 mint/unused and 6 used known. Photo.
1559 £2200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1990 R.S.P.C.A. 34p. variety silver (Queen's head and value) omitted, in a top left corner plate block of four with the silver ''1B'' missing, a little adhesion at top of margin, stamps fine unmounted mint, a very scarce multiple, with matching normal plate block for comparison. S.G. 1481a, cat. 3,400+, EC GB2962MCa - 67 known, cat. (plate block of four) 4,200. Photo.
1562 £160
Queen Elizabeth II: 1994 Christmas 19p., a fine unmounted mint imperforate horizontal pair from left of sheet. S.G. 1843a, cat. 175. Photo.
1564 £1800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1995 Greetings in Art (1st) variety silver (Queen's head and 1st) and phosphor omitted, the four right hand stamps only from the pane of ten, in a W1W1W1W1 cylinder booklet with the labels, fine unmounted mint, rare. Brandon certificate (1997). S.G. 1861var, 1862var, 1866var & 1867var, EC GB3716MCa - 4 intact and 4 separated mint panes known, cat. (pane of ten) 15,000. Photo.
1568 £200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1999 Millennium Series: The Workers' Tale 19p. variety bronze (Queen's head) omitted, with a slight trace of the bronze inscription, fine unmounted mint with margin at foot, with normal for comparison. S.G. 2088a, cat. 475, EC GB4176MCa - circa 30 known. Photo.
1570 £1850
Queen Elizabeth II: 2001 Submarines self-adhesive 'Swiftsure' (1st) se-tenant booklet variety imperforate, with cylinder numbers, very fine and rare. S.G. 2207ab, cat. 4,500, EC GB4414IMa - circa 9 booklets known. Photo.
1571 £1100
Queen Elizabeth II: 2003 Birds of Prey (1st) se-tenant block of ten from the lower right corner of the sheet with traffic lights, variety brownish-grey and phosphor omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 2327ab, cat. 2,800, EC GB4654MCa - 34 mint blocks of ten known. Photo.
1572 £160
Queen Elizabeth II: 2003 Extreme Endeavours 42p. trial with Queen's Head in Silver rather than gold, the inscription is smaller and subtle shade differences, fine with normal for comparison. S.G. 2363var, EC GB4726TRa, cat. 500. Photo.
1576 £1550
Queen Elizabeth II: 196770 Machins: 4d. sepia, a specialised collection written up in a Lighthouse album with cylinder singles and blocks, two bands GA head B (2), one with Brandon certificate (1986), booklet stamps with upright and inverted printings, coil stamps, fluorescence variations, screened values, missing phosphors from a variety of sources, misplaced phosphors, booklet panes of six incl. cylinder numbers, perf. types incl. extension holes, centre band panes with screen joins, panes of four with perf. types incl. the very scarce I(1/2v) right on two band and centre band panes, broad band panes, label panes with 4mm bands apparently printed at left or right (also in complete booklets), various misplaced phosphor panes, coil strips of four or five incl. GA horizontal with broad bands at right, detailed study of shades, constant sheet and booklet pane flaws, vertical strip of four with dramatic under inking affecting three stamps, misperfs, partial missing phosphors, etc., a few with gum faults, mainly fine unmounted. (100s). Photo.
1577 £1050
Queen Elizabeth II: 196770 Machin 1s.6d. PCP/PVA variety Prussian blue omitted, the top pair in a lower right corner traffic light block of ten (2 x 5), the pair below with partial omission with the right stamp having a tiny trace only, fine unmounted mint, a rare multiple. S.G. 743ca, cat. 800++, EC GB1489MCa - circa 30 known. Photo.
1578 £550
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197072 High Values: 1970 Bradbury Wilkinson engraved proof in grey-black of the Machin head on gummed unwatermarked paper (57 x 70mm), as used for the 197072 10p. to 1 high values, fine. Photo.
1580 £600
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 3p. ultramarine FCP/PVA two bands in a ''9p7'' no dot cylinder block of six, very light bend in left margin otherwise fine unmounted mint, well centred, a rare printing. S.G. Spec. U103, cat. 1,800. Photo.
1581 | £1900
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 31/2p. deep olive-green OCP/PVAD in a rare unmounted mint complete sheet (folded) of 200, the scarcer ''11p17'' dot sheet which shows the listed variety dark spot above central cross on [R20/6], a couple of light wrinkles and cylinder block with checker's mark in corner otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. U117, cat. 34,000+. Photo.
1583 £270
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 photo Harrison 101/2p. dull blue FCP/PVAD left margin vertical pair imperforate, without phosphor bands and with a speckled print, probably printer's waste, also 201/2p. ultramarine PCP/PVAD imperforate single, creased, both unmounted mint. Photo.
1584 £850
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 photo Harrison 11p. brown-red two bands FCP/PVAD variety imperforate in a right margin block of four, right vertical pair with rubbed area otherwise fine unmounted mint, very scarce. S.G. X892a, Spec. U198a, cat. 5,600+, EC F614IMa - less than 10 pairs known. Photo.
1587 £350
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 photo Harrison 13p. pale chestnut variety imperforate and with phosphor omitted in a left margin block of four, lower left stamp with small surface imperfections otherwise fine unmounted mint, unlisted. S.G. 900a var. Photo.
1588 £1300
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 197196 photo Harrison 12p. yellowish green PCP1/PVAD variety imperforate in a right margin block of six (3 x 2), lower left stamp with indents at sides, fine unmounted mint, rare, unlisted. S.G. 943var. Photo.
1589 | £100
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1980 Waddington litho selection of cylinder blocks of six or ten incl. 4p. PCP ''8A7B'' dot, 20p. PCP ''6A7B'' dot, ''7A7B'' dot, ''15A10B'' no dot and dot, etc., fine unmounted mint. (15 blocks).
1590 £220
Queen Elizabeth II: 199295 Castles 1 vertical pair variety perforations inverted with the elliptical perforation one normal perf. higher than usual, from a plate 2A printing, resulting in a dramatic misperf leaving the upper stamp with ''CARRICKFERGUS CASTLE'' inscription omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1611var, EC F1450INa - 100 known, cat. 550+. Photo.
1592 | £250
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: Booklets and booklet panes: 1972 21/2p. x 6/3p. x 6 se-tenant Wedgwood booklet pane variety phosphor omitted, in the 1 booklet (missing the first pane), perfs. trimmed at top and one 21/2p. with small surface fault otherwise fine, very scarce. S.G. X851nEy, Spec. UEP2a, unpriced.
1593 | £200
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: Booklets and booklet panes: 1978 (May) 90p. Llangollen booklet with margin at right, the very scarce E2 perf. type with an extra extension hole in the centre, fine with good perfs. all round. S.G. FG3Bvar, cat. 550+.
1596 | £150
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets: 1959 graphite booklets (3), comprising 1959 (Aug.) 3/- (S.G. M13g), 1959 (June) 4/6 (S.G. L16g) and 1959 (July) 5/- (S.G. H39g), the 11/2d. and 21/2d. panes with wmks. inverted and mainly fine perfs. (21/2d. a trifle blunted at top).
1597 £2000
Queen Elizabeth: 1989 1.90 Greetings cylinder booklet, variety miscut by 15mm resulting in rows of half stamps at top and bottom, the cover is also miscut, a fine and spectacular variety, probably unique as a cylinder booklet. S.G. FY1var. Photo.
1598 | £140
Regionals: Scotland: A selection of Waddington litho cylinder blocks of eight or ten incl. 121/2p. ''3A3B'' dot, 151/2p. scarce ''4A3B'' no dot, ''5A3B'' dot, etc., fine unmounted mint. (11 blocks).
1600 £850
Regionals: Wales: 197193 21/2p. bright magenta centre band FCP/GA, an unmounted mint top right corner irregular block of ten completely imperforate, mounted in margin at top and small surface mark on one otherwise fine and rare. S.G. W13Ega, cat. 3,000+. Photo.
1601 £620
Regionals: Wales: 197193 21/2p. bright magenta centre band FCP/GA, an unmounted mint right margin block of 14 (2 x 7) with the top two pairs completely imperforate, third pair partly imperforate with blind perfs. at base and part way up sides, fourth pair with some blind perfs. and others normal, mounted in margin at foot and gum faults on two normal stamps, variety stamps fine, a rare piece. S.G. W13Ega, cat. 1,200++. Photo.
1602 | £900
Postage Dues: 191469 a mainly unmounted mint collection on leaves, incl. 191422, 192431, 193637, 193738, 195455, 195557 sets, mostly fine. (51).
1603 | £600
Postage Dues: 191494 a mainly mint selection on leaves, incl. 191423, 192431, 193637, 193738 sets, also 195455 set unmounted, watermark varieties, etc., varied condition. (164).
1604 | £820
Channel Islands: Sark: 19042000 A collection of covers, cards, pieces and stamps in two albums, incl. 1915 (May 25th.) p.p.c. of Sark Prison, franked by KG V 1/2d. with scarce code ''B'' c.d.s., a good range of postcards, etc. (Few 100's).
1605 | £350
Channel Islands: An accumulation in three albums, three stockbooks and two folders in a cartion, incl. mint and used definitives and commoratives, multiples, duplication, etc. (1000's).
1606 | £220
Channel Islands: A mainly unmounted mint and used collection in six albums and stockbook, with sets (incl. postage dues) apparently complete for both Guernsey and Jersey from 1969 to 1984 (Jersey to 1990), also some earlier issues, sheetlets, booklets, etc. (100's).
1607 | £90
Channel Islands: A mainly unmounted mint collection in a S.G. printed album with sets (incl. postage dues) apparently complete for both Guernsey and Jersey from 1969 to 1980 (Jersey to 1984), also some earlier issues, sheetlets, booklets and a collection of f.d.c's for both islands in two further albums. (100's)
1608 | £90
Channel Islands: A mint collection of Guernsey and Jersey in two Davo albums, to 2001 with commemoratives, miniature sheets, definitives, postage dues, also a few used, etc. (100's).
1609 | £160
Isle of Man: 19582001 collection in two hingeless Lighthouse albums with unmounted mint definitives, commemoratives and miniature sheets to 1999, 2000 and 2001 sets used, many additional items with booklet panes and sheets, definitive plate blocks, revenues to 5, etc. (100s).
1610 | £240
Jersey: A mint collection in three hingeless Lighthouse albums with Occupation issues incl. papers and covers, 194344 set in blocks of four and gutter pairs, specialised regionals incl. paper and fluor variations, cylinder blocks with perf. types, constant flaws in positional multiples, shades, later definitives, commemoratives and miniature sheets 1969 to 2002, many additional items with booklet panes, definitive plate blocks incl. paper variations, postage dues incl. 1969 sets (2), etc., a few mounted, mainly fine unmounted. (100s).