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Great Britain Postage Stamps & Postal History

Sale number: 54

Thursday 8th April 2010

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1 £16000
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1841-1900 mainly unused (much regummed) or mint selection in rather mixed condition, incl. 1841 2d. plates 3 PH and 4 NE with full margins, range of stars issues with 1d. 1854-57 dies I and II SC16, SC14, LC16, LC14 (5, range of shades), and 1856-58 LC16, LC14 (3, shades), 1855-57 LC14 2d. plates 5 FA, 6 PJ, plate number issues with 1858-76 2d. plates 7 to 15, 1870 1/2d. (most plates), 11/2d. plates 1 and 3, surface printed with 1855-57 4d. watermark large garter, 6d. (2), 1s., 1862-64 3d. plate 2 (3), 4d. plates 3 (2) 4 (2), 6d. plates 3, 4 9d. plate 2 (2), 1s. plate 2 (2), 1865-67 3d. plate 4, 4d. plates 8, 11, 12 (2), 6d. plate 6 (2), 9d. plate 4, 1s. plate 4, 1867-80 3d. plates 5, 6 & 8, 6d. plates 6, 8 & 9, 9d. (2), 10d. (3), 1s. plate 6, 2s. blue plate 1 (2), 2s. cobalt BG (overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 5), 1872-73 6d. plate 11 pale chestnut RK and pale buff MA, and plate 12 pale buff IF, 6d. grey plate 12 (2), 1873-80 21/2d. rosy-mauve plates 1 (3, one on blued)), 16, 21/2d. blue plate 17, 3d. plates 11, 17, 6d. plates 13, 15, 1s. green plates 8, 12, 1s. orange-brown plate13, 4d. vermilion plate 15, 4d. sage-green plate 16, 4d. grey-brown plate 17, 8d. orange, 188083 watermark crown 21/2d. plate 22 (2), 3d. plate 21, 3d. on 3d., 4d. plate 18, 6d. plate 18, 6d. on 6d., 1s. plate 13, 188384 watermark anchor on white paper 2s.6d., 5s. (2), 10s. (2), 188792 'Jubilee' 1/2d. to 1s. and 1900 1/2d. and 1s. set, with additional 41/2d. shade, 5d. die I, and 10d. shades (2, one dull purple and deep dull carmine), also 2d. and 1900 1/2d. blue-green with wmk. inverted. (160). Photo.
3 | £4800
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV to KE VII collection in a boxed Philatelic album, incl. 1840 1d. black (8), 2d. blue used, 1841 1d. plated duplicated range to plate 131 with some numbers in Cross, 2d. plate 3 IA with blue numeral cancel, 1870 1/2d. plate 9 FO used, 1855-57 4d. (3), 6d. (4), 1s. (2), 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac QA used, 1887-92 Jubilee to 1s. (both) mint, 1s. green and carmine used block of four, 1 green HD used, 1902-10 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green used, etc., mixed condition. (100's).
5 | £2800
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly used QV collection on leaves, incl. 1840 1d. black (5, one on 1840 (Nov.) cover), 2d. blue, 1847-54 embossed 1s. two singles and cut to shape strip of three, 10d. (2), 6d. (3), 1855-57 4d. (3), 6d. (3), 1s., 1862-64 3d. (4), 4d. (5), 6d. (4), 9d. (2), 1s. (2), 1867-80 6d. plate 6 DD with inverted watermark, 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 1 brown-lilac BD, 1873-80 4d. vermilion plate 15 NJ, 1883-84 watermark Anchor 2s.6d. DC, LA, ND, 5s. CA, ED, 10s. BA mint, 1883-84 to 1s. dull green, 1887-92 ''Jubilee'' to 1s. (both) also 5d. die I mint, 1 green RB used, etc., mixed condition. (Few 100s).
6 | £3800
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV collection in a Safe album with line engraved mainly used incl. 1840 1d. (6), 2d. (2, one on cover), 1d. and 2d. stars, 2d. plate 9 wmk. inverted, some mint or unused incl. 1841 1d's, 1858-69 2d. plate 14, 1870 1/2d. plate 1 SX with imperf. right margin, 1870 11/2d. plate 1 (2), 1847-54 embossed 1s. (2, one from left of sheet), 10d., 6d. (2, one from base of sheet) used, surface printed range mainly used to 2s. blue, 1867-83 5s. plates 2 (3) and 4 (2), also plate 1 CA unused (regummed and reperf'd), 1855-57 4d. wmk. medium garter overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' vertically, 1873-80 4d. sage-green plate 16 AG mint (blunt corner), later mint incl. 1880-81 11/2d., 2d. (2), 5d. (3), 1881 die I 1d. lilac (2), 1883-84 2s.6d. JC (crease), HH apparently on blued paper regummed, also to 10s. used, 1883-84 'lilac and green' set (mostly with slightly toned gum), 9d. has wmk. sideways-inverted (clipped perfs. one side), 1887-1900 Jubilee values to 10d., etc., mixed condition. (few 100s).
7 | £1450
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV to QE II collection in a Windsor and three further albums in a small carton with Q.V. mainly used incl. 1797-1821 stampless covers (3) with Bishop marks, 1840 2d. Mulready envelope used (faults), 1840 1d. (4), 2d. (4, incl. a pair), later line engraved incl. 1864-79 1d. plates complete to 225 (less 77), a few also mint, 1870 1/2d. plate 6 EF-GF strip mint, range of surface printed to 1s., 1855-57 wmk. large garter 4d. unused without gum, 1887-1900 Jubilee values to 1s. green and carmine mint, K.E.VII to 1s. mint, to 5s. used, K.E.VII and K.G.V range of 1/2d. and 1d. control strips mint, 1929 P.U.C. 1 used (corner bend), 1934-36 1s. block of four unmounted mint, K.G.VI definitives and commemoratives mint, Q.E.II mint commemoratives to 1980 incl. cylinder blocks, many constant varieties, f.d.c's, Wales regional cylinder blocks, etc., also a selection of G.B. overprinted, mixed condition. (many 100s).
8 | £1300
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV to KG VI collection in a Windsor album incl. 1840 1d. used (5) incl. two together on 'turned' piece (one damaged), 2d. used, Mulready 1d. envelope unused, 1d. lettersheet used, later line engraved incl. 1864-79 1d's mint, to plate 225 DE used, 1870 1/2d. plate 4 block of five and plate 14 block of four mint, range of surface printed used, a few unused, 1883-84 to 10s. used, 1887-1900 Jubilee values to both 1s. mint, 1 green HA used (faults), KE VII to 1s. mint, to 10s. used, 1912-24 to 1s. (less 9d. green) mint, 1918-19 Bradbury 10s. mint, 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d. used on first day of issue on front, 1934-36 to 1s. mint, KG VI mint incl. 1948 Wedding, 1951 2s.6d. to 1, Officials, etc., mixed condition. (few 100s).
9 | £1450
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly QV line engraved accumulation in three albums and loose, incl. 1840 1d. (9, one on 1840 Aug. cover), 1841 1d. large range (1,300+) with shades, Maltese Crosses, block of four, 1d. Stars and Plate number issues, 1870 1/2d's, also some literature, etc., mixed condition. (1,000s).
10 | £5800
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV to QE II accumulation in album, two stockbooks and loose, incl. 1840 1d. black (4), 2d. blue (6), duplicated used range of surface printed issues to 5s. (16), 10s. (5), 1902-13 to 1s. (5), 2s.6d., 5s., 1924-26 watermark block cypher to 1s. mint, also 11/2d. booklet pane of four with adverts, 1934-36 photogravure watermark sideways set in unmounted mint pairs, Circular Delivery, etc., mixed condition. (1000s).
11 | £600
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly QE II accumulation on leaves and loose, contained in two cartons, incl. commemoratives with better phosphors unmounted mint, prestige booklets, f.d.c's, Channel Islands with Jersey and Guernsey issues to 1997, etc. (1,000s).
12 | £1550
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly mint KG V to QE II collection in an album, incl. 1911-12 Downey Heads with 1/2d. bluish-green, 1912-24 watermark Royal Cypher set with 1d. orange-vermilion with R.P.S. Certificate (1986), later issues mainly unmounted with 1939-48 set, 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown set, 1959 phosphor-graphite set with 2d. watermark error, etc., varied condition. (100's).
13 £1000
Collections and Mixed Lots: A line engraved selection, comprising 1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A16 used 1840 (June 5th) from Neath to Oxford, 1840 1d. black plates 5 NE, 7 NB (on 1840 (Oct. 13th) wrapper), plate 8 QI, 9 IL on 1841 (March 30th) cover, 2d. blue plate 1 OH-OJ strip of three with black Maltese Crosses, OL with red Maltese Cross, plate 2 IE-IG strip of three on 1842 entire (stamps lifted and replaced, OG-OH pair, also 1841 2d. blue CH-DH, mixed condition.
14 | £1200
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV to QE II accumulation in a stockbook with a few Q.V. used incl. 1840 1d. black plate 8 LG-LH pair, LG with scratch, 2d. pale blue plate 1 HL, 1841 2d. plate 4 AK-AL pair with single numeral cancel, 1847-54 embossed 1s. (crease), 10d., 6d. on cover, 1867-83 5s. plate 2 HE, wmk. anchor 10s. GF (filled-in perfin), 1883-84 10s. NC, later mint incl. 1939-48 set (mostly unmounted), 1951 2s.6d. to 1 unmounted, 1952-54 Tudor Crown set in blocks of four (mainly unmounted), 1955 Waterlow 2s.6d. to 1, 1955-58 St. Edward's Crown (less 2d. red-brown) and 1959 phosphor-graphite sets in unmounted blocks of four, etc., varied condition. (few 100s).
15 | £1000
Collections and Mixed Lots: A mainly mint QV to KE VIII collection in an album, incl. 1887-92 Jubilee to 1s. (both), 1902-13 to 1s. (3), 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher to 1s. (3), 1924-26 watermark block cypher sets (2), also watermark sideways to 2d., 1934-36 photogravure watermark sideways set, etc., varied condition. (247).
16 | £1000
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1840-56 line engraved collection of plate varieties the majority on 1841 issues incl. transfer roller flaws, corners and side lines weak, recut and extended, shifted transfers, burr rubs, characteristic and misplaced letters etc., condition varies in places but many are fine to very fine selected copies. Ex Champion. (220)).
17 £550
Collections and Mixed Lots: A collection of used 2d. line engraved lettered RH, written up on leaves, comprising 1841 plate 3 (9, incl. RH-RJ strip on piece), six with Maltese Cross cancels incl. numbers ''9'' and ''12'' in cross (both with some thinning), plate 4 (4), 1854-57 plate 4 SC16 and SC14 (2 of each) showing increasing corrosion in the letter squares, plate 5 SC14, LC14, plate 6 LC14, and 1856-58 plate 6 LC16, also five further 2d. with different letterings with plate 5 LC14 (3) incl. PJ (constant variety) and PK (double ''P'') and plate 6 LC14 (2), a few imperfections but mainly fine, the imperfs. all with four margins (RJ in strip just touched), a fine assembly. (26 items).
18 | £1150
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV to QE II accumulation in seven binders with QV used incl. 1840 Mulready lettersheet used 1840 (May 13th), 1840 1d. on cover, another on piece, 1847-54 embossed 6d. on cover with 2d. Star, 1883-84 to 10s., KE VII 10s. (2) used, 1924-25 Wembley stationery items (4) unused, QE II mint incl. 1977-87 high value set in traffic light gutter pairs, some Machin varieties incl. 1967-70 4d. deep olive-brown PVA centre band strip of four misperf'd and with an inking flaw, 1972 1 strip of three, one on very thin paper and a second half affected, 1972 Wedgwood 12 x 3p. pane with broad bands at left (perfs. trimmed top and bottom), 1995 1 bluish violet misperf'd pair, a few commemoratives and miniature sheets, quantity used, etc. (few 100s).
19 | £880
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV to QE II accumulation in nine albums, three stockbooks and loose in two cartons, incl. 1840 1d. black used on 1840 (June 20th) cover, 1948 Silver Wedding 1 unmounted mint pair, QE II commemoratives with better phosphors, stirling issues in sheets, booklets, f.d.c's, etc. (1000's).
20 | £420
Collections and Mixed Lots: A collection of f.d.c's in six albums in a carton, 1937 to 2007, with a few plain, illustrated incl. 1937 Coronation, 1948 Olympics with slogan cancel, 1953 Coronation, 1957 Parliament with Big Ben cancel, 1961 P.O.S.B., phosphor sets incl. 1962 N.P.Y., 1963 F.F.H. (2, one with London slogan), Lifeboat, Red Cross, 1963 Red Cross ordinary and phosphor on one cover, decimal commemoratives and miniature sheets mainly recent issues with special cancels, some signed, self-adhesive booklet f.d.c's, coin covers, a few definitive f.d.c's to 5 and 10, etc.
21 | £450
Collections and Mixed Lots: A line engraved collection, mainly 1841 issues and stars, with cancellation interest incl. London District Post numerals incl. nos. ''4'', ''6'', ''21'', ''27'', ''35'', 41'', ''49'', ''52, ''53'', plated imperfs incl. 1841 1d. plate 87 RA-RL reconstructed row showing ''P'' converted to ''R'', etc., condition varies. (275).
22 | £230
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV selection in a stockbook, incl. 1841 1d. red-brown MA mint, 1881 1d. lilac used on 1897 (Oct. 11th) envelope with a fine Bickerdike machine cancel with serifs and without numerals, Officials with Army Official 1896-1901 1d. lilac in mint control ''W'' corner pair, etc. (215).
23 | £350
Collections and Mixed Lots: A selection of presentation cards and booklets incl. 1924 Stockholm P.U.C. booklet containing 1912-24 to 1s. (less 7d., 8d. and 9d. agate, 1/2d. and 11/2d. are wmk. block cypher), 1918-19 Bradbury 2s.6d. to 10s. and 1924 Wembley set, 1947 Atlantic City I.T.U. Conference with KG VI low values to 1s. (mixed issues, no 11d.) and 1939-48 2s.6d. green, 5s. and 10s. ultramarine, QE II pre-decimal Harrison presentation cards, Royal Mail booklets for various councils and conferences containing 1970's commemorative sets, etc. (20 items).
24 | £500
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1840-41 used selection in varied condition, comprising 1840 1d. (4), 2d. (2), 1841 2d. (22 with 5 pairs). (28).
25 | £150
Collections and Mixed Lots: A KE VII to QE II accumulation on leaves and loose, mainly QE II with Wilding duplicated coil strips incl. St. Edward's Crown 2d. red-brown horizontal coil leaders (13), pre-decimal Machin mint collection incl. 1s.6d's apparently missing greenish blue, coil strips incl. 1d. vertical missing phosphor, 4d. sepia GA vertical, 4d. vermilion head A horizontal, 6d. vertical, booklet panes incl. 4d. sepia label pane with bands at right, commemoratives mint, f.d.c's, etc.
26 | £210
Collections and Mixed Lots: 1935-2007 collection of first day covers in nine albums and loose contained in two cartons, incl. commemoratives and definitives, etc. (951 items).
27 | £320
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV to QE II acccumulation, incl. range of f.d.c's with 1948 Silver Wedding 1 on plain cover, postal stationery, etc. (100's).
28 | £240
Collections and Mixed Lots: A used line engraved selection, incl. 1841 1d's, 2d. plate 4 LI used on 1844 (May 1st) cover cncelled by number ''4'' in Cross, shades, etc. (95).
29 | £170
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV to QE II accumulation in a stockbook incl. 1840 1d. used, 1951 1 mint, quantity of QE II mint with Wildings, pre-decimal and decimal Machins incl. cylinder blocks and strips, commemoratives incl. multiples, etc. (100s).
30 | £180
Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation in two cover albums, a stockbook and loose in a small carton incl. Wembley 1924 1d. (2, one damaged) and 1925 1d. (2) on cards with Exhibition cancels, 1935 Silver Jubilee plain f.d.c., 1949 U.P.U. set in complete sheets, QE II f.d.c's incl. 1966 Abbey ordinary and phosphor on one cover, later to 1990s with commemoratives and definitives, special presentation packs, mint regionals, commemoratives with 1970s and 1980s cylinder blocks and strips, etc. (100s).
31 | £130
Collections and Mixed Lots: A QV to QE II accumulation in eleven stockbooks and loose contained in a carton, incl. used range of QE II commemoratives and definitives, etc. (1000's).
32 | £880
Collections and Mixed Lots: A KE VII to KG VI mainly mint collection of Controls in an album, incl. 1912-24 watermark Royal Cypher, 1929 P.U.C. low values, K.G.VI cylinder blocks and strips, etc. (100's).
35 | £550
Miscellaneous: Perfins: A mainly Q.V. collection in an album, incl. 1871 1d. stationery card with ''Sloper'' arrow perfin, good range of types, etc. (few 100's).
36 | £240
Miscellaneous: Registration Etiquette's: A collection formed by Hounsell-Dammers about 1920-50. A very comprehensive study of the different types, with early manuscript and c.d.s. examples, many places covered, etc. (4,000 items).
37 £230
Miscellaneous: Royalty: A private envelope from Queen Victoria to ''Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge'', signed ''The Queen'' at lower left, reverse with wax Royal seal, fine. Photo.
39 £50
Miscellaneous: Wyon Medals: 1856 medal with the Wyon head of Queen Victoria, in bronze, inscribed ''NATIONAL MEDAL FOR SVCCESS IN ART AWARDED BY THE SCIENCE AND ART DEPARTMENT'' on reverse, inscription dated 1889 on rim, fine.
40 £130
Postal Fiscals: 1867 watermark 18mm anchor perf. 151/2 x 15 3d. reddish lilac, a pair overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, light creases or bends not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine with full original gum. S.G. F16, Spec. L116s, cat. from 320. Photo.
41 £880
Postal Fiscals: 1881 watermark 20mm anchor perf. 14 3d. pale reddish purple, a very fresh mint block of four, minor creasing or gum creasing not detracting, lower pair unmounted (one with tiny black marks on gum), superb appearance and rare. S.G. F26, Spec. L126, cat. 2,500. Photo.
42 £700
Postal Fiscals: Samuel Allsopp & Sons: 1863 1d. reddish-lilac se-tenant with Allsopp labels, a complete unmounted mint pane of eight with receipt numbers ''29703'' and ''29704'', superb unmounted mint. Rare. See S.G. Spec. vol.1 page 403, cat. 2,250. Photo.
43 £110
Postal Fiscals: Samuel Allsopp & Sons: 1863 1d. reddish-lilac in se-tenant pair with Allsopp label pair, receipt no. B28766, used with manuscript cancellation dated Sept. 5th 1867, on piece, few imperfections, otherwise fine. Photo.
47 £800
Post Office Telegraph Stamps: 1875 die proof of unadopted small size head (10.4mm) in pale mauve with large uncleared circular surround with slots on either side painted in in Chinese white, on glazed card (92 x 60mm) without markings, slight rubbing, otherwise fine, this stage not listed by S.G. Photo.
48 | £520
Circular Delivery Company Stamps: A selection mostly in multiples, unused or mint, comprising S.G. CD10 (49), 18 (60), 19 (14), 20 (66), 21 (66), 23 (99), 24 (105), 27 (50) 39 (48) and 43 (90), condition varies, some in complete sheets. S.G. Spec. cat. 9,888.
50 £260
Protective Overprints or Underprints: H. H.: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1858-76 185876 2d. blue plate 13 OC with ''H. H.'' underprint, an excellent example of this unofficial underprint, very fine and fresh mint, usual gum wrinkles. S.G. Spec. PP86, unpriced. Photo.
51 £80
Protective Underprint and Overprints: ''Holloway/244'' overprint in blue on 1861 1d. MB, used, perf. faults at top, lower-left corner clipped, scarce. S.G. Spec. PP112, unpriced. Photo.
55 | £270
Booklets and Booklet Panes: A KE VIII to early QE II duplicated selection of machine vended booklets with 1936 6d. (3), 1938 (Jan.) 6d. (4, one with interleaf), 1938 (Feb.) pink cover 6d. with interleaves (adhesion on 1/2d. pane), 1947 1s. (2), one with two back covers in error (front cover faults), 1951 1s. and 1953 1s., also three dummy booklets, and 1964 (June) and 1967 (July) AVC books, mixed perfs., some with hinge remainders on covers. (17).
56 | £350
Booklets and Booklet Panes: A selection of booklets incl. 1936 (Nov.) 3s. booklet edition number 320, Prestige, stitched, etc. (136 items).
57 | £220
Booklets and Booklet Panes: A KG V to early QE II accumulation of exploded 6d. to 2s. booklets with covers, interleaves and panes, incl. 1935 (July) 2s., without advert pane but additional 11/2d. pane of six (all with cylinder numbers), 1936 2s., 1937 2s. (no advert pane, additional 11/2d. pane of six), 1938 pink cover 6d., 1940 6d. (2), one with margins at top, other at foot, Wilding and pre-decimal Machin, etc., mixed condition, some mounted.
58 | £200
Booklets and Booklet Panes: A selection of booklets in a small album with KG VI 1s. (5), and QE II Wilding 1s. (6) and 2s. (41), incl. sideways watermark lemon cover editions incl. phosphor 1961 (Apr.) and 1962 (July), some duplication. (52).
59 | £160
Postal History and Covers: A QV to QE II accumulation of covers, sorted by counties, comprising Essex (82), Middlesex (105), Nottinghamshire (29), Scotland (52), Sussex (82) and Yorkshire (93), many slogans, etc. (361 items).
60 | £75
Postal History and Covers: A collection of covers in twelve albums in two cartons incl. f.d.c.'s from 1936 to 2001 with definitives and commemoratives, a few booklet panes, quantity of commemorative cancels, railway and maritime covers, exhibitions, etc. (100s).
62 £700
Postal History and Covers: 1571 (August 16th) entire letter from Paulo Fortin in Hatfield to Filippo Corsini in London, addressed in original hand 'Magio Dno Filippo Corsini mio hondo in London' and in a second hand 'To Mr Filipo Corsiny merchant stranger against the conduit in gracyous st dely this at London'. Endorsed on arrival 'Corte' on reverse, Hatfield Palace was owned by Queen Elizabeth so possibly carried by Court Messenger, very fine. Ex Michael Jackson. Photo.
68 £500
Postal History and Covers: 1594 (Sept. 7th) entire letter from Franco Nico Capponi in Lyon, to Bartolomeo Corsini in London, carried by Merchant Strangers' Post and endorsed 'G 8' (Groats 8) and 'pq 7', very fine. Photo.
72 | £2300
Postal History and Covers: 1671-1784 collection of stampless covers in an album, incl. 1671 (Dec. 13th) entire to London bearing ''DE/15'' Bishopmark, a range of Government Penny Post ''Dockwra'' marks with Bishopsgate, Hermitage, St. Paul's, Southwark, Temple, 1706 entire bearing on reverse a fine ''SPALDING'', ''OC/21'' Bishopmark, and scarce heart shaped time stamp, 1784 entire with circular framed ''PENNY POST NOT PAID/W'', Receiving Houses, etc. (54 items).
75 £140
Postal History and Covers: 1688(c.) cover addressed to the Earl of Nottingham at Whitehall bearing on reverse two light strikes of the ''PENY/POST/PAYD/W/SAT'' of the Government Penny Post (361a) and with circular framed ''W/Af/1'' timestamp (L365), some soiling, otherwise fine. Photo.
76 | £2400
Postal History and Covers: 1725-1906 a selection of mainly covers and cards in two albums, incl. 1844 cover bearing 1841 1d. HL-KL strip and KK with number ''4'' in Cross, 1860 front only registered to U.S.A. bearing 1855-57 4d., 1s. strip of three and single, Instructional markings with Late Fees, Machine cancels with 1857 (Nov. 19th) entire bearing 1856-58 1d. tied by Pearson Hill second type, 1869 (May 20th) cover bearing 1864-79 1d. tied by Azemar cancel, Hoster, Ship Letters with 1815 entire to Madeira bearing on reverse large circular ''POST PAID WITHDRAWN SHIP LETTER'', 1843 Soldiers letter to England, bearing unframed circular ''SOLDIERS & SEAMANS SHIP LETTER/4'', etc., mixed condition. (210 items).
78 £90
Postal History and Covers: 1765-1842 selection of entires (12) mainly to or from Scotland with a wide variety of markings.
79 | £820
Postal History and Covers: 1782-1951 selection of mostly covers, incl. Penny Posts, Paids, 1840 1d. black plate 2 JK uncancelled and affixed to part cover, 1841 1d. red-brown plate 9 CH on 1841 (April) cover, numbers in Cross, numerals, Scots Locals, handstruck ''1's'', overseas destinations, etc. (Few 100s).
80 £220
Postal History and Covers: 1794 (April 11th) clean and uncreased entire letter from Edinburgh to Epsom with a good to fine strike of the scarce octagonal framed ''POST/PAID/AP/14/94'' (L97) in red, Edinburgh ''AP/11'' Bishopmark in red on reverse. Photo.
81 £310
Postal History and Covers: 1794 (June 25th) entire letter from Frances Clifford in Belgium to her brother Robert in London, redirected to 'Ugbrook, near Exeter' with the new address written on the reverse, rated '6' and with ''P.P'' handstamp (L1024, applied to letters from abroad addressed to London and transferred from the Foreign Office to the Government Penny Post for delivery by a Penny Post Letter Carrier), together with ''IY/7'' Foreign Office Bishop mark and ''JY/8/94'' code ''A'' Inland Office Bishop mark, a fine item. Photo. The interesting contents make much reference to the war with France 'my mother means to stay on till the French are beat of[sic], last week there was a fresh alarm at Bruxells, we had immense numbers through here running from Mence in a great fright, many are still in a great fright at Liege, .... every little advantage the French get you would think them in the town. These two days we have had good news, that Beaulieu has beat them back & that Cobourg has brought a reinforcement of 25000 men.'
83 £100
Postal History and Covers: 1762 (Jan. 4th) entire letter from Ulverstone to London, rather damaged and with unusual contemporary endorsement on reverse 'Came in ye Bag worne, JS' London ''8/IA'' Bishopmark also on reverse. Photo.
85 £130
Postal History and Covers: 1821 (Sept. 9th) entire letter from Worthing to Highworth with a fine (inverted) strike of boxed ''MISSENT TO/CHICHESTER'' (SX350, first known year of use), clean and uncreased. Photo.
86 | £750
Postal History and Covers: 1829-48 a collection of Penny Post covers in an album, incl. Brighton, East Grinstead, Framfield with 1839 (Sept.) entire bearing scarce ''Framfield/Penny Post'' (Willcocks type 47, two years earlier than listed), Heathfield 1839 (Nov. 12th.) entire with ''Heathfield/Penny Post'', Lamberhurst, Uckfield 1830 (March 4th) entire with boxed ''Uckfield/Py Post'', Uniform Penny Post with 1848 (Jan. 3rd) entire to Mayfield, bearing Wadhurst boxed ''P.1d'' in red, 1845 (May 5th) cover from Cranbrook to Mayfield with scarce boxed Staplehurst ''P.1D'' (Willcocks type S), etc. (77 items).
87 | £180
Postal History and Covers: 1834 (Oct. 15th) entire letter with printed ''On His Majesty's Service'' and ''General Post Office/Edinburgh'' on front, sent to Francis Freeling in London, regarding 'the Islands of North & South Uist & Benbecula', and the letter requesting an increase in the amount paid 'in aid of their Mail packet to & from the Isle of Skye' and salary, 'is highly desirable to open up and maintain as frequent communication at possible with such remote districts', some splitting at folds but a most interesting item.
90 £40
Postal History and Covers: 1841 (Dec. 6th) envelope from London to Fettercairn, signed 'W.E. Gladstone' and with crowned ''PAID/6 DE 6/1841'' in red on front, clean neat item. Photo.
92 £150
Postal History and Covers: 1842 (Feb. 5th) entire from Greenock to Paris with 1841 1d. plate 11 KD (full margins but some imperfections) tied by the distinctive Greenock Maltese Cross, 10d. paid in cash at Liverpool on letter up to 10g., over 1/4oz., with framed ''PAID AT/LIVERPOOL'' handstamp, sent via Calais where mss. '20' for 20 decimes was charged on the letter for Paris for over 71/2g. Photo.
93 £130
Postal History and Covers: 1843 (Aug.) entire letter from Jamiaca to Cumberland, 1846 (Jan. 1st) envelope from London to Jamaica with boxed ''POSTED AFTER/7. o'CLOCK AT NIGHT'' handstamp in red on front, and 1846 (June 15th) entire letter from Edinburgh to 'Little River Post Office, Jamaica', few imperfections. (3 items).
96 £120
Postal History and Covers: 1846 (June 17th) entire letter from London to Poste Restante in Rome, bearing 1841 1d. red-brown plate 67 KI with good margins on three sides, cut into at left, tied by London Inland Section ''17'' numeral and circular ''TOO-LATE/G.P.O'' in black, black manuscript '66' rate marking, clean, neat and uncreased. Photo.
97 £150
Postal History and Covers: 1849 (Jan. 13th) cover from London to Paris via Boulogne bearing 1841 1d. GD with ample to good margins except a little cut into at top, tied by neat London Inland Section ''10'' numeral and with transit c.d.s. alongside, manuscript '15' charge mark, attractive. Photo.
98 £1850
Postal History and Covers: 1850 (Sept. 12th) cover from London to Philadephia most unusually bearing 1841 1d. plate 86 IG-LI block of twelve with just clear to good margins virtually all around except the top row, the block, which was folded (through the margin) over the side of the cover, and tied to the seal (IG was bisected on opening) has been folded out with the flap paper repositioned for display purposes. A striking franking, believed to be unique, all 1s. rates (or multiples thereof) to the U.S.A. that we have seen being paid by muliples of the 2d. or embossed values. Photo.
99 | £250
Postal History and Covers: 1854-64 covers (106) and part covers (4), all from or to Scotland and all bearing 1d. stars, interesting range of cancellations incl. Scots locals, Edinburgh roller, few experimental duplexes, 1857 (May) local Edinburgh E.L. (some staining) bearing LC14 1d. GD cancelled blue ''131'' numeral, etc., condition varies.
102 £120
Postal History and Covers: 1875 (May 28th) envelope from Edinburgh to Canada bearing 1864-79 1d. plate 162 SH tied by both Edinburgh dotted circle duplex and ''INSUFFICIENTLY/PREPAID'' handstamp, unusual. Photo.
104 | £50
Postal History and Covers: 1885-1966 selection of Official mail covers and cards, incl. Inland Revenue, Post Office, unused stationery, etc. (35 items).
109 | £80
Postal History and Covers: 1921 (Nov.) envelope from India to London, underpaid and with postage due 2d., redirected underpaid to Italy and with Italian 5c and 20c dues, also 1937 (Dec.) envelope from Peterhead to Paris, underpaid with KG VI 1/2d. and with a variety of French postage dues and handstamps, some faults.
110 | £130
Postal History and Covers: 1940 (Oct. 19th) envelope from Clapham to Kent bearing 1937-47 21/2d., front with violet ''DELAYED BY/ENEMY ACTION'', Post Office label sealing envelope at right with ''DAMAGED BY/ENEMY ACTION'' on reverse also in violet. Photo.
115 | £260
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: Edinburgh: 1799 (April 1st) entire letter to Bannockburn with manuscript ''5'' overstruck by a fair strike of the rare two-line ''EDINBURGH/SHIP LRE'' in red. Photo.
117 £2500
Postal History and Covers: Ship Letters: Stockton: 1823 (May 13th) entire letter from Nova Scotia to Edinburgh, rated '1/7' and with a very fine strike of unrecorded step-type ''STOCKTON/SHIP LETTER'' in black crossed by filing fold, backstamped superb ''STOCKTON/243/JU16/1823'' mileage circular datestamp and Edinburh arrival datestamp for June 17th, extremely rare. Photo.
119 | £800
Channel Islands: A collection of mainly postal history in two albums, incl. Guernsey, Jersey with 1815 and 1827 entires with ''JERSEY'' scroll, G.B. used in, bisects, instructional marks, W.W.II, etc. (173 items).
120 £500
Channel Islands: 1689 (Oct. 11th) entire letter from St. Malo to London bearing a very fine strike of the ''DE'S MALO'' straight line handstamp on front and with fine ''NO/8'' first type Bishopmark on reverse, very scarce and attractive. Photo. The ''DE'S MALO'' handstamp is thought to have been used on mail passing between France and the Channel Islands. This is also one of the earliest markings on such mail. It is thought that this letter was carried to the Channel Islands, probably Jersey, and then to England. This mail route was possibly used because of the temporary closure of other routes during the War of Grand Alliance 1689-97. The letter took nearly a month to reach London.
122 £2500
Alderney: 1848 (Oct. 11th) entire letter from Alderney to Walthamstow bearing a fine full margined 1841 1d. red-brown plate 82 TC placed contrary to regulations at upper left and tied by a superb strike of the ''965'' numeral and with an equally fine strike of the ''ALDERNEY'' undated double arc in black beneath, backstamped at Guernsey (Oct. 14th) and London (17th), the cover with two file folds well clear of adhesive. An exhibition item, the finest from this island we have seen. Photo.
123 £1050
Guernsey: 1793 (December 8th) fascinating entire letter from a soldier (Peter Macleod) at Vale Castle Guernsey, to his father at Tain, rated '1/1' and carried by private ship from Guernsey to Lymington where the very scarce ''LIMINGTON/SHIP LRE'' handstamp (Robertson S1) was applied, a very fine item. Photo. The soldier was part of reinforcements sent to the Channel Islands in response to the threat of a French invasion 'We sailed from Spithead...we were surprised to find ourselves close to Cherbourg..the National flag was hoisted and some guns fired at us but no damage was done...A detachment from each regiment has been landed..I was surprised to find the 78th regiment in town...The Royalists have of late had great advantages over the Republicans near St. Malo and have taken Rennes...I am of the opinion we were intended to be merely a Channel army incase the Jacobins would put in execution those threats respecting invasion...It is shocking to think how many we shall have lost on that account.'
124 £350
Guernsey: 1795 (March 12th) cover to Guernsey, franked by Paul le Mesurier M.P. and with red ''FREE/MR/12/95/P'' (L776e), an illegal use to Guernsey. The Guernsey Postmistress, Ann Watson, charged all incoming letters a fee, The Post Office allowed this and paid her a reduced salary in consequence. She appears to have charged franked letters 2d. from 1794 until 1815, and a 1d. from then until 1830 when the practice was stopped upon the establishment of a Penny Post. Also included is a postage account for Thomas de Sausmarez (the recipient of this letter) detailing charges totalling 17s.2d. between February 16th and April 5th 1795 including 2d. for this letter on March 16th, endorsed 'Recd the above in full Aptil 9 1795 for my mother, Nichs Watson'. Most unusual and rare. Photo.
132 £800
Guernsey: 1839 (Dec. 30th) Uniform Fourpenny Post cover from Guernsey to London with fine manuscript '4' in black on front and neat ''GUERNSEY/DE 30/1839 circular datestamp on reverse, clean neat item. Rare, less than ten items of mail are known from the Channel Islands during the Uniform Fourpenny Post period. Photo.
133 £260
Guernsey: 1841 (May 4th) large part cover from Guernsey to London, endorsed 'Per private Steamer via Southampton' and bearing 1841 1d. red-brown 'black' plate 8 IK with good margins in places, placed at upper left and tied by black Maltese Cross, very fine ''GUERNSEY/MY 4/1841'' double arc c.d.s. and ''SOUTHAMPTON/SHIP-LETTER'' on reverse, very scarce. Photo.
141 £130
Guernsey: 1863 (June 22nd) 4d. rate cover by direct route from Guernsey to St. Malo bearing 1862-64 4d. plate 3 TD tied by ''GUERNSEY'' first type duplex, oval framed ''PD'' in black and ''ILES-C/ST. MALO'' c.d.s. in red on front, some gum staining around adhesive. Photo.
154 £150
Jersey: 1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 135 AA-AF strip of six cancelled ''409'' numerals of Jersey, good to large margins except AA cut into at lower left, a few slight imperfections, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
157 £280
Jersey: 1863 (Oct. 1st) Bote Mobile entire letter from Jersey to St. Malo bearing 1862-64 4d. plate 3 SD tied by ''3734'' lozenge (large figures) of St. Malo, a few slight age stains on perfs. Photo.
158 £400
Used Abroad: Bolivia: 1862 (May 16th) entire from Liverpool to Bolivia, endorsed ''Per Royal West India Mail Packet via Panama'', bearing ''PAID/LIVERPOOL'', ''LONDON'' c.d.s's in red, ''PANAMA'' transit and fine ''COBIJA'' receiving c.d.s. in blue, scarce. Photo.
159 £240
Used Abroad: Brazil: 1873 (July 5th) cover to Buenos Aires, franked by 1858-59 2d. blue plate 14 DA, DB, cancelled by ''C 82'' barred oval of Pernambuco. Photo.
161 £1400
1854 (Dec.) two similar envelopes from H.M.S. Terrible, endorsed ''From Black Sea Fleet'', and ''Kera River'', both franked by full margined 1841 2d. blue plate 4 and 1854 SC16 1d. star, cancelled upon arrival in London, very scarce imperf./perf. combinations, one underpaid and with ''INSUFFICIENTLY/STAMPED'' handstamp and manuscript '3' due marking, minor imperfections. Photo.
163 | £2200
Postal Stationery: A QV to QE II comprehensive well written-up collection on leaves, incl. 1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A141, 2d. letter sheet a103 unused, Envelopes with 1841 2d. dark blue unused (2) both with manuscript ''Cancelled'' and initialed, one with ''INLAND REVENUE/JUNE 23/69'' datestamp, stamped to order with 1913-15 9d., 10d. and 1s. unused, Postcards with 1870 1/2d. card used on the first day of issue, Official Issues 1892 Patent Office 1/2d. brown die II card with 71/2d. brown ''PATENTS'' embossed stamp on reverse unused (2),, 1903 KE VII 1/2d. Admiralty Official card unused, Telegraph Forms with 1938 KG V 1s. unused, 1951 KG VI 1s.6d. with Tudor Crown unused, Newspaper wrappers, Registered envelopes, Letter Cards, Air Mail Letter Sheets-Forces Issue 1945 with solid address lines used (APF 6), 1890 Penny Postage Jubilee, Specimens, etc. (100's).
164 | £820
Postal Stationery: A QV to QE II collection in seven albums, incl. 1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A16, 1d. envelope A143, 2d. letter sheet a95, 2d. envelope a203, unused, envelopes, postcards, registered envelopes, letter cards, wrappers, compound frankings, Official Mail, etc. (100's).
166 £820
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: Postal Notices: 1841 (April) G.P.O. Edinburgh Postal Notice from ''E. S. LEES'', referring to the issue of the embossed 2d. blue envelopes and with an example attached overprinted large ''SPECIMEN'' in red, very fine. S.G. Spec. PN4, cat. 3,500. Photo.
167 £85
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1843 (April 14th) embossed 1d. pink envelope from Dublin to Petworth redirected to Shoreham, with a fine strike of the distinctive Dublin Maltese Cross, variety of backstamps, small central stain from wax seal, otherwise fine. Photo.
169 £120
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1849 (Sept. 28th) embossed 1d. pink envelope from Weymouth to London cancelled fine ''873'' numeral of Weymouth in blue, matching despatch c.d.s. on reverse. Photo.
170 £780
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1855 stamped to order 1d. pink die 87, 4d. vermilion die 1, 6d. purple die 4 and 1s. green die 2, unissued without date plugs, 1866 1d. die 112, 2d. die 1, 3d. die 5, 4d. die 2, 6d. die 2 and 1s. die 3, all dated ''16.3.66'', cut square on white laid paper with some or much gum, mainly fine. These are believed to be specially prepared proofs or samples and were originally mounted on a page from the collection of Sir Thomas Peacock annotated 'Set of stamps from the collection formed by Lady Currie, to whom they were presented by the British Government'. Photo.
171 | £100
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1890 Penny Postage Jubilee 1d. envelope, used with 1890 (July 2nd) Exhibition cancel, and in addition with last day 1891 (Oct. 10th) German Exhibition c.d.s. and 1891 (Oct. 19th) Royal Naval Exhibition handstamp, envelope with some peripheral ageing and insert card with two tone spots.
172 £350
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1891 Post Office issue 21/2d. (EP34), colour trials in yellow and carmine-rose (not recorded by Huggins in 'British Postal Stationery'), dated ''23.2.91'', struck on cream laid paper size L envelopes watermarked ''DE LA RUE & C/LONDON'', very fine. (2). Photo.
173 £150
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1891 Post Office issue 21/2d. (EP34), colour trial in red -brown dated ''23.2.91'', struck on size D envelope on ''EXTRA TOUGH'' paper, very fine. Photo.
174 £220
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1907(c.) stamped to order 1/2d. to 1s. less 10d. (Huggins ES31, 33-38, 40 & 41) struck together on a single sheet of wove paper (281 x 208mm) to which is affixed a slip of paper with written legend stating 'only eleven of these sheets were printed and according to Mr. C.F. Deny Marshall must have been prepared as a favour for someone', light bends and traces of slight ageing, otherwise fine, unusual. Photo.
175 £380
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1912 embossed 1/2d. uncleared die proof (without die number) in pale green, cut to shape with tab at top dated '27812' in ink, very fine and rare. Huggins EP54/55. Photo.
176 £380
Postal Stationery: Envelopes: 1912 embossed 1/2d. uncleared die proof (without die number) in scarlet, cut to shape with tab at top, very fine and rare. Huggins EP54/55. Photo.
177 | £480
Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1870 1/2d. violet postcard with printed ''JOSEPH D. BALDING & Co'' advert on reverse, used on 1870 (Oct. 1st) within London, the first day of use, light crease at upper right otherwise fine, scarce. Photo.
179 | £75
Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1871-73 1/2d. postcards (CP2), with Liverpool Sloper perfin arrow cancels. (6).
180 £150
Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1890(c.) privately printed ''QUERY POST CARD'' essay by John Graham, with printed legend on reverse stating that the proposal had the approval of J. Henniker Heaton, M.P., and W.N. Greenwood, F.R., ''author of the wonderful KLUDONOMETRIC TIDE TABLES'', some small fox spots, otherwise fine. See pages 77-78 of 'The Evolution of British Stamped Postcards & Lettercards', by H. Dagnall. Photo.
181 | £190
Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1911-17 Downey Head 1/2d. postcards, a specialised unused and used collection formed by Hounsell-Dammers with different dies and setting varieties, comprising H & B CP58 (81), 59 (23), 60 (37), 61 (14), 64 (27) and 65 (5). (187 items).
182 £300
Postal Stationery: Newspaper Wrappers: 1870 1/2d. (Huggins WP1), two proof impressions with void date slugs, in shades of green on buff paper, one inscribed 'Impression of a steel die at Somt House', very fine. Photo.
183 £130
Postal Stationery: Newspaper Wrappers: 1870 1/2d. (Huggins WP1), a proof impression with void date slugs, in green, heavily impressed on stout card (33 x 48mm), very fine. Photo.
184 | £40
Postal Stationery: Newspaper Wrappers: 1902 1/2d. S.T.O. (W.H. Smith), cancelled by double ring pre-cancel with ''S'' in diamond above date (A & H 1588).
185 £300
Postal Stationery: Registration Envelopes: KE VII embossed die proof of the head only in black on thick laid paper (60 x 57mm), used for registered envelopes, fine and scarce. Photo.
186 £320
Postal Stationery: Advertising Rings etc.: The Half-penny Letter Post Company, Limited: 188_ discounted advertising letter sheet with adverts for London and with Agents insert stamped ''BATH AGENCY/H. PABST/3 WOOD STREET'' on reverse, fine and fresh unused, a few slight age stains on reverse.
187 £380
Postal Stationery: Advertising Rings etc.: The Half-penny Letter Post Company, Limited: 1880(c.) publicity letter sheet with printed address and oval space left for '1D. STAMP'', containing a number of elaborate adverts and with 'This Envelope and Note Paper with a Penny Embossed Postage Stamp will be obtainable of every Stationer for One halfpenny', the blank reverse flap damaged on opening, otherwise fine. Photo.
188 | £190
Postal Stationery: Official issues: 1871-1902 Vaccination forms, unused and used, incl. LO34 (5), 39, 43, 48, 49 (2), and 81, also a few cut-outs, etc., varied condition. ((19 items).
189 | £130
Postal Stationery: Official issues: 1872 Vaccination forms 1/2d. green undated EO39 (two complete forms with different imprints), EO43, few imperfections, otherwise fine.
190 | £140
Postal Stationery: Official issues: 1872 Vaccination forms 1/2d. green undated with text partly in Welsh EO40, complete form with part D filled in and signed, scarce.
191 | £130
Postal Stationery: Official issues: 1889-95 Board of Education 1/2d. brown LO12 unused (faults), 1d. + 1d. LO16 for 1894 (complete used outward from Chertsey), 1895 (part only) unused, also five cut-outs, fair to fine.
192 | £120
Postal Stationery: Letter Sheets: Official issues: 1889 QV Privy Council-Ecclesiastical Return, LO28 used from Lincoln.
193 | £120
Postal Stationery: Official Issues: 1894-97, a selection of eighteen QV Admiralty postal stationery 1/2d. cut-outs, in brown or brown-purple on various coloured papers, good to fine used.
194 | £100
Postal Stationery: Official issues: 1898-04 Corn Returns LO21 and 22 unused letter sheets, latter with ''On His Majesty's Service'', scarce.
196 | £300
Postal Stationery: Official issues: 1900 QV Inspector of Factories Overtime Reports, LO74A, 74B and 74C unused (corners with number removed), also two later returns with Crown and Official Paid, scarce.
200 | £130
Postal Stationery: Official issues: 1904 KE VII Board of Agriculture and Fisheries letter sheet Return, LO80 fine unused.
201 | £200
Postal Stationery: Post Office Telegraph Forms: 1869-1900 1s. TP2, 7ba, 7bb, 10b, 6d, 11aa, 11ba, 12bb, 15ab, 16ba (2), 16bb, also unstamped telegraph card, mostly fine. (13 items).
202 | £70
Postal Stationery: Post Office Telegraph Forms: 1889 Q.V. 10d. blue Foreign and Colonial Submarine Cable form TP55, very fine unused and unfolded.
206 £1150
1840 Mulready, a die proof of the stereotype without the value inscription or side-panels, state 1 with fainter lines, in black on India paper, folded to letter sheet format, light creasing and other minor imperfections but much above average and fine for this. S.G. Spec. vol 1, page 13, cat. 3,500. Photo.
207 £1200
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet (stereo obscured by seal) used 1841 (March 1st) to Bradford, Yorks, and cancelled with the distinctive black Maltese Cross of Limerick, vertical filing folds well clear of cancel, rare. R.P.S. certificate (2003), Brandon certificate (2003). S.G. Spec. cat. 3,500. Photo.
210 £1200
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A15 (forme 1) used 1844 (Feb. 15th) from London to Aberdeen, cancelled superb upright strike of the number ''7'' in Maltese Cross, backstamped in London, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, vertical filing fold and small cover split at top edge well clear of the Maltese Cross, otherwise fine and of excellent appearance. S.G. Spec. ME1c, cat. 2,750. Photo.
211 £150
1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet A17 (forme 2) and 2d. letter sheet a96, fine and fresh unused. S.G. Spec. ME1 & 3, cat. 675.
217 | £500
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A134 (forme 1) uprated to 2d. by the addition of 1841 1d. red-brown CJ with two margins cancelled black Maltese Cross, sent 184(?) (May 31st) to London, front also with boxed ''TP/Lo. Mitcham'' in red, Britannia left uncancelled contrary to regulations, some faults but scarce. S.G. Spec. ME2, cat. 12,000. Photo.
218 | £200
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A135 (forme 1) used from Manchester to Birmingham on May 7th 1840, the second day of official use, neat red Maltese Cross, reverse with clear Manchester datestamp, some soiling. S.G. Spec. ME2, cat. 2,500. Photo.
224 £200
1840 Mulready Advertisements: The Envelope Select Advertiser (S.G. MA10f): 1d. letter sheet (stereo obscured by wax seal) with advert printed in blue, used 1840 (Nov.) in Ireland from Dangan to Dublin with red Maltese Cross, backstamped straight-line ''DANGAN'' in black alongside Dublin diamond ''NO26'' datestamp, some imperfection but scarce. S.G. Spec. ME1n. Photo.
227 £250
1840 Mulready Advertisements: Clerical Medical, and General (S.G. MA109a): 1d. letter sheet A2 (forme 1) used 1842 (April 2nd) from Tenbury to Preteign, with black Maltese Cross and ''TENBURY/AP 2/1842'' c.d.s. on front, endorsed large 'P 1' in red so presumably sent at 2d. rate, usual minor cover imperfections and part of upper flap missing (removed on opening), unusual. S.G. Spec. ME1cn. Photo.
231 £650
1840 Mulready and Caricatures and other Printed Envelopes: William Spooner Caricatures: Envelopes nos. 1 and 3 unused, hand coloured, small imperfections, attractive. Photo.
232 £500
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1864 (Dec. 14th) embossed 1d. pink envelope with a very fine watercolour illustration by Henry Culshaw of a disheveled 'Gentleman Drunk' spilling his drink, sent within London, most attractive. Photo.
233 £500
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1865 (March 10th) envelope bearing embossed 1d. pink cut out, with a very fine illustration by Henry Culshaw of a rushing top-hatted man carrying a bag with the address written on the side, knocking an orange seller flying, her oranges being scattered to the ground, sent within London. Photo.
234 £2400
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1870-1914 collection of hand illustrated covers, cards, letters and some fronts, incl. twenty-one postcards by Edward O. Cole who was a patient in St. Luke's Mental Hospital in London, most superbly and intricately executed in pen and ink with historical scenes, also others with pastoral scenes, comic figures, etc. Ex Shaida. (70 items). Photo.
235 £800
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1872 (Dec. 23rd) with a very fine illustration by Henry Culshaw in his distinctive later style, depicting a standard bearer seated on a spotted wooden horse, the standard bearing the stamp (1864-79 1d. plate 147 SK), and his shield the address, sent within London as Christmas greeting, most attractive. Photo.
236 £1700
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1891 (Sept. 19th) superb watercolour envelope by George Henry Edwards, depicting a girl with picnic basket waiting for the ''QUEENS HEAD FERRY'', sent from London to his daughter for her birthday on Sept. 20th with 1d. lilac, stunning. Photo. George Henry Edwards (1859-1918) was a watercolourist who exhibited at the Royal Academy and Royal Institute
237 £1850
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1892 (Sept. 19th) superb watercolour envelope by George Henry Edwards, depicting a girl waving a flag from a railway semaphore tower, sent from London to his daughter for her birthday on Sept. 20th with 1d. lilac forming the flag, one flap missing from reverse, otherwise fine. Illustrated on page 136 of British Pictorial Envelopes of the 19th Century by Bodily, Jarvis and Hahn. Photo. George Henry Edwards (1859-1918) was a watercolourist who exhibited at the Royal Academy and Royal Institute
239 | £80
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Covers: 1897 (Apr. 17th) 'Dagonet' printed letter card to Blackheath Hill, bearing 1881 die 2 1d. lilac cancelled London W.C. duplex, fine. Photo.
240 £800
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1897 (Sept. 23rd) envelope with an intricate watercolour illustration of a steam train, a banquet and a political meeting, with the speaker holding aloft a flag (bearing the stamp) whilst chopping down another flagpole bearing a red flag with the initials ''SDF'' (thought to stand for the Social Democratic Federation, a Marxist organisation active at the time in fostering labour disputes); sent within London with a 1d. lilac, some small imperfections but a spectacular politically motivated hand illustrated envelope. Photo.
241 £1150
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1897 (Dec. 13th) hand-painted envelope by Hugh Rose, with a delightful 'Christmas time' picture of a robin perched on a branch of holly surrounded by snow and ice, sent from Inverness to Mrs. King-Harman in St. Lucia with 1887-92 21/2d., ''ST. LUCIA/DE28/97'' arrival c.d.s. on reverse. A wonderful envelope from this famous correspondence. Photo.
242 £2400
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1897 (Dec. 27th) and 1898 (Jan. 11th) sequential pair of hand-painted envelopes by Hugh Rose, with most amusing pictures of a Knight and a Damsel, sent from Perth to Mrs. King-Harman in St. Lucia with 1887-92 21/2ds., both with ''ST. LUCIA'' arrival c.d.s's on reverse. A spectacular pair which sold for 3,552 in the original 'King-Harman' at Phillips in May 1988 (lot 43). Photo.
243 £700
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1898 (April 5th) hand-painted envelope by Hugh Rose, depicting a strongman balancing an elephant standing on its forelegs on his arm, sent from Perth to Mrs. King-Harman in St. Lucia with 1887-92 21/2d., ''ST LUCIA/AP 19/98'' arrival c.d.s. on reverse, a fine envelope from this famous correspondence. Photo.
244 | £160
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Covers: 1899 (June 14th) pen and ink illustrated envelope entitled ''Will ye ne'er come back again'', depicting a seated gentleman, addressed to a Miss A. Wentworth in Chamonix, franked 1887-92 'Jubilee' 21/2d. from Paddington, fine and attractive. Photo.
245 £420
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1900 (Sept. 3rd), a most attractive pen and ink and watercolour illustrated envelope depicting over fifty well dressed contemporary figures and five dogs, apparently enjoying a garden party, sent from Berwick to Thames Ditton with a 1d. lilac. Photo.
247 £480
Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1948 two watercolour hand painted envelopes from London to the same addressee in North Wales, each franked 1941-42 21/2d., one depicting Welsh mountains, the other a tanker at sea, fine and attractive. Photo.
250 | £320
Cancellations: Posted in Advance for Christmas Day: A selection of covers, cards, pieces and stamps, incl. Birkenhead, Bradford 1904 p.p.c. franked by KE VII 1/2d., tied by red oval ''B D'', Liverpool, Rochdale 1902 envelope bearing KE VII 1/2d., tied by fine red oval, etc. (22 items).
251 | £150
Cancellations: Scots Local Cancellations: A selection in an album of mainly 1d. stars, incl. Bishopton, Bridge Street, few covers, etc. (124).
255 | £290
Cancellations: Spoon Cancellations: A selection of covers and a few pieces, incl. Birmingham with 1858 (Sep. 17th) envelope franked by 1855-57 1s. green, Oswestry, Reading, Rugby, also some Irish, etc. (27 items).
256 | £260
Cancellations: Squared Circles: A QV to KE VII collection of covers, cards and stamps in an album, incl. London with scarce Deptford, etc. (116 items).
265 | £130
Cancellations: Edinburgh Cancellations: 1840-1975 accumulation of mainly official covers, mostly from Edinburgh with a variety of postmarks and handstamps. (79 items).
266 | £95
Cancellations: Edinburgh Cancellations: 1841 (Dec. 31st) and 1848 (Nov. 20th) registered covers (1s. and 6d. registration fees), each bearing 1841 1d. and showing partial and complete strikes of the ''Registered/EDINBURGH'' handstamp in red.
267 | £180
Cancellations: Edinburgh Cancellations: 1849-1980 accumulation of registered covers (93) from Edinburgh, incl. 1849 (March) Registered Letter receipt, a variety of later frankings incl. many postal stationery items, many from Post Offices which have since been closed, a good range, also a few others. (105).
268 £1200
Cancellations: Edinburgh Cancellations: 18551900 collection of surface printed issues with Edinburgh cancellations, with 1855-57 4d. (the 3 wmks.) 6d., 1s., 1862-64 3d., 4d. (3), 6d., 9d., 1s., 1865-67 3d., 4d. plates 7 to 12, 6d. plates 5 (3), 6, 1s. (2), 1867-80 3d. plates 4 to 10 (less 8), 6d. plates 6 (3), 8, 9, 9d. (2, one on piece with ''EDINR-CARLISLE SORTING TENDER'' c.d.s. alongside, 1s. green plates 4, 5 (with CK-DL block of four), 6 RA-SB block of four, 2s. blue (2), 1872-73 6d. pale buff plate 11, 6d. grey plate 12, 1873-80 21/2d. rosy-mauve (15), 21/2d. blue (2), 3d. (5), 6d. plates 13 to 16, 1s. green plates 8, 10-13, 1s. orange-brown plate 13 (soiled), 4d. vermilion plate 15, 4d. sage-green plates 15, 16, 4d. grey-brown plate 17, 8d. orange, 1880-83 21/2d. blue plates 21 to 23, 3d. plates 20, 21, 3d. on 3d., 4d. plate 18, 6d. plate 17, 6d. on 6d., 1s. orange-brown plate 13 BK-CL block of four with light c.d.s's, 1880-81 1/2d. to 5d., 1883-84 1/2d. to 1s., 1887-92 1/2d. to 1s., condition varies in places but many good to fine. Photo.
270 | £250
Cancellations: Edinburgh Cancellations: 1863-72 covers (68 incl. a few part covers) mainly bearing 1d. stars or plates with mostly good strikes of the Brunswick Star, various types, incl. 1867 (June 1st) envelope (slightly shortened at left) to Virginia bearing 1865-67 6d. plate 6 KB and KC, some imperfections, etc., condition varies.
273 | £55
Cancellations: Edinburgh Cancellations: 1873-1900 selection of covers (3) and postcards (2) showing good to very fine strikes of Edinburgh Sorting Tender circular datestamps, comprising 1873, 1874 and 1900 ''EDINR-CARLISLE'', 1878 ''EDINR & CARSTAIRS'' and 1898 ''EDINR & NEWCASTLE'' (on p.c. originating in India).
280 £380
Treasury Competition and Later Essays: Charles Whiting Embossed Essays: 1840 embossed oval essay without inscription (Huggins E15) in deep blue on thick soft card (40 x 41mm), some staining, otherwise fine, rare. Photo.
281 £180
Treasury Competition and Later Essays: Charles Whiting Embossed Essays: 1840 embossed oval''POSTAGE ONE PENNY'' essay with lettering outined with fine white line (Huggins E17) in rose on wove paper (37 x 39mm), some staining and embossing a little spilt at top of Queen's head, otherwise fine, very scarce. Photo.
282 £250
Treasury Competition and Later Essays: Charles Whiting Embossed Essays: 1840 embossed oval ''POSTAGE ONE PENNY'' essay (Huggins E19) with ''W. W'' engraved at base of the neck, in deep blue on thick soft card (40 x 43mm), some staining, otherwise fine, rare. Photo. Note, although Robson Lowe stated that the quality of production places this essay before E20, it would seem more closely related to E15 (lot 4622).
283 £450
Treasury Competition and Later Essays: Charles Whiting Embossed Essays: 1840 embossed oval ''POSTAGE ONE PENNY'' essay (Huggins E20) with uncleared surround, in Vandyke brown on thick soft card (44 x 45mm), some staining, otherwise fine, rare. Photo.
284 £450
Treasury Competition and Later Essays: Charles Whiting Embossed Essays: 1840 embossed oval ''POSTAGE ONE PENNY'' essay (Huggins E21) with cleared surround, in rose on thick soft card (38 x 40mm), some staining, otherwise fine, rare. Photo.
286 £300
Essays, Proofs and Trials: 1860(c.) envelope bearing an embossed Minerva head in pink in the normal position for the stamp, and with embossed Royal coat-of-arms on flap, addressed to John Furze in Kensington, the Minerva head apparently cancelled by an oval barred device and the reverse bears a two line ''REGENT/STREET'' in double circle, the envelope opened out for display and a little soiled but a most unusual item of unknown status or purpose. R.P.S. certificate (2009) states 'privately produced..., not sent through the post and the markings are not postal'. Photo.
287 £650
1840 1d. black used selection of three or four margin plated examples, with plates 1a JI, KI, 1b TA, 2 ED, IH, 4 II, 5 EI, GK, 6 MJ, 7 BJ, TE, 8 FG and 9 SF (thinned), mixed condition, a few creases. (13).
288 £2100
1840 1d. black plates 1a to 11 set, all with full margins, most good to large, plates 9, 10 (with matched red), plate 11 (Brandon Certificate (1992) cancelled in black, the others in red, mainly fine to very fine. Photo.
290 £260
1840 1d. black plates 1b, 2, 6 and 7 all lettered RH, each with four margins, used with red Maltese Crosses, 1b with light corner crease otherwise good to fine. (4).
291 | £400
1840 1d. black plates 2 HC, 4 BA (on 1841 (Feb. 11th) cover from Falkirk to Edinburgh), EA, 5 EF and 8 KA, used, all with full margins, fair to fine, also plate 3 QE unused (torn).
293 | £220
1840 1d. black plate 8 GG and HB with full margins and red Maltese Crosses, HB a little thinned, plate 9 SE fine with just clear to good margins and black Maltese Cross, HB and SE matched with full margined reds. (5).
294 £130
1840 1d. black plate 1a AJ and 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a JA used with red Maltese Cross cancels, JA close at left otherwise good to large margins. S.G. Spec. AS2, AS3. Photo.
295 £800
1840 1d. black plate 1a EA (smudge in ''A'' square) showing slight plate wear, fine used with good to very large margins and neat upright strike of a red Maltese Cross on 1840 (June 20th) entire letter entire letter from Antwerp, privately carried to London and sent (June 22nd) to Guernsey, endorsed 'by Southampton', filing fold well clear of adhesive, a trifle soiled, most unusual. S.G. Spec. AS2e. Photo.
296 £220
1840 1d. grey-black (very worn) plate 1a FB exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and light red Maltese Cross on small piece. S.G. Spec. AS3. Photo.
297 £220
1840 1d. greyish black (moderate wear) plate 1a GB matched with plate 1b GB (partial recut side line) also a greyish shade showing plate wear, very fine used examples with good to very large margins, lightly struck red and black Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. AS2 & 5h. Photo.
299 | £180
1840 1d. black plate 1a KI, early impression used with good to large even margins on 1840 (July 13th) wrapper within London, tied by a crisp orange-red Maltese Cross, very fine. S.G. Spec. AS1. Photo.
302 £320
1840 1d. grey-black (moderate wear) plate 1a SC matched with plates 1b in black and 1c in red, fine to very fine with full margins, the blacks both with attractive red Maltese Crosses. S.G. Spec. AS2, 5 & 9. Photo.
303 £260
1840 1d. black plate 1b BL, close at lower left to large margins, fine used with red Maltese Cross and tied to small piece by Leith 1840 (Aug. 8th) c.d.s. in blue. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
304 £250
1840 1d. black plate 1b EA fine used with good margins, red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Nov. 30th) cover to Truro, with ''TRURO/1ED/1840'' c.d.s. (the ''DE reversed). S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
306 £230
1840 1d. black plate 1b HB ('original' plate 1a re-entry) with watermark inverted, good to large margins, used with red Maltese Cross, slight wrinkle and a few light black marks at base otherwise fine. S.G. 2Wi, Spec. AS5a, l, cat. 2,000. Photo.
307 | £160
1840 1d. black plate 1b LD, large to very large even margins, very fine used with almost complete strike of red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
308 £160
1840 1d. black plate 1b PA (non coincident re-entry showing recut and enlarged letters) with good to large margins, tied by red Maltese Cross to neat 1841 (Jan/ 25th) entire letter from Wakefield to London, redirected to Wigan with the additional postage paid in cash, the adhesive additionally tied by London tombstone ''B/PAID/27JA27/1841'' datestamp, adhesive creased before use and showing plate wear at foot, attractive. Photo.
309 £240
1840 1d. black plate 1b PJ (retouched check letters), fine used with close to large margins, black Maltese Cross, with matched 1d. red with solid centre Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5e, AS6e. Photo.
311 | £210
1840 1d. black plate 1b RD, good to very large margins showing part of adjoining impression at right, very fine used with complete upright strike of red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
312 | £150
1840 1d. black plate 1b TF with good to very large margins fine used on 1840 (Sept. 19th) entire letter from Newport, Mon., to Plymouth with a neat red Maltese Cross, cover with horizontal filing fold. S.G. Spec. AS5. Photo.
317 £420
1840 1d. black plate 2 GH unused, close at right to good margins, slight thinning and other imperfections. S.G. Spec. AS15, cat. 10,000. Photo.
318 £150
1840 1d. black plate 2 HB (without ray-flaws) fine used with small to large margins and indistinct pinkish-red shade Maltese Cross, matched with a very fine full margined red with almost complete black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS15 & 18. Photo.
319 £350
1840 1d. black plate 2 LF with good margins and doubly struck red Maltese Cross on 1840 (July) entire letter from Spalding to Luton with red ''ELY'' undated circle in red on reverse, adhesive crossed by filing fold, the letter then turned and sent from Sutton to Ely with three margined 1d. greyish-black plate 3 JA tied by neat red Maltese Cross and with black ''SPALDING'' undated circle below, opens out well for display. Photo.
322 £110
1840 1d. black plate 2 RH, good to large margins, used with light red Maltese Cross on 1840 (June 24th) local entire letter from Nottingham to Wollaton, vertical filing folds well clear of adhesive. S.G. AS15. Photo.
324 £250
1840 1d. black plate 3 RE fine used with good margins and neat red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Aug. 31st) entire letter from Dudley to Usk, faint ageing at edges of entire, fine. S.G. Spec. AS20. Photo.
328 £1200
1840 1d. black plate 4 LA very fine used with ample to large margins and tied by a superb vermilion-red shade Maltese Cross to clean 1840 (Oct. 3rd) entire letter from Burton on Trent to Ashby de la Zouch with matching script 'Too Late' on front and ''BURTON ON TRENT/OC 3/1840'' circular datestamp on reverse, filing fold well clear, a very fine and most attractive cover. S.G. Spec. AS23. Photo.
330 £520
1840 1d. black plate 5 DD state 3 (second repair), exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins and neat red Maltese Cross on clean uncreased 1841 (Feb. 2nd) cover from London to Manchester, matched with a fine full margined red on 1841 (Nov. 27th) cover from Fakenham to Norwich. A very scarce matched pair of covers, former wth B.P.A. certificate (1978). S.G. Spec. AS29 & AS29A. Photo.
331 £1200
1840 1d. intense black plate 5 DI very fine and fresh unused with good margins, excellent impression. S.G. 1, Spec. AS24, cat. 15,000. Photo.
334 £150
1840 1d. grey-black plate 5 PB state 1 showing distinct plate wear, large margins and light black Maltese Cross, some imperfections but an interesting adhesive showing the characteristics that would have led to plate repair. S.G. Spec. AS25. Photo.
336 £250
1840 1d. black plate 6 DA on bleute paper, good to large margins, very fine used with crisp upright complete Maltese Cross in black. S.G. Spec. AS41e, cat. 600. Photo.
337 £100
1840 1d. black plate 6 DH, close at left to large margins, tied by neat red Maltese Cross to 1840 (Oct. 6th) entire letter from Portway, Somerset, to a brewer in Jersey, some cover staining. S.G. DS41. Photo.
338 £200
1840 1d. black plate 6 DK fine used with ample to very large margins and a bold almost complete strike of a deep red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS41. Photo.
343 | £190
1840 1d. black plate 6 KF with small to good margins, used on 1840 (Dec. 23rd) on large part wrapper from Plympton, neatly cancelled by orange-red Maltese Cross, also Mulready 1d. letter sheet A73 used 1840 (Aug. 8th) from Cockermouth to London, neatly cancelled by red Maltese Cross, few minor imperfections, otherwise fine.
345 £350
1840 1d. black plate 6 MH very fine used with good margins and a light strike of a magenta Maltese Cross leaving profile almost clear. S.G. Spec. AS41vd, cat. 2,500. Photo.
348 £180
1840 1d. black plate 7 KK (re-entry, one of only two listed for this plate), very fine used with good margins and neat red Maltese Cross on piece with clear ''PORTSMOUTH/JA28/1841'' circular datestamp alongside. S.G. Spec. AS44a. Photo.
351 £180
1840 1d. black plate 8 HC exceptionally fine used with ample to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross leaving profile completely clear, most atttractive. S.G. Spec. AS46, cat. 400+. Photo.
356 £700
1840 1d. black plate 10 KD very fine used with ample to large margins and neat red Maltese Cross on clean 1841 (Feb. 4th) cover from London to Littlehampton, very scarce. R.P.S. certificate (1994). S.G. Spec. AS66h. Photo.
358 £1600
1840 1d. greyish black plate 11 GA with huge to enormous margins (part sheet margin at left) and black Maltese Cross, small imperfections but an exceptional stamp. S.G. Spec. AS72. Photo.
365 £500
1840 1d. black plate 11 RI, an unusual almost intense impression, attractive with good to large margins and neat virtually complete black Maltese Cross, small faults, otherwise fine, matched with a fair three margined red. S.G. Spec. AS73 & 74. Photo.
366 £260
1840 2d. blue plate 1 AH (re-entry) with good to large even margins, matched with 2d. deep blue plate 2 AH with close to large margins, each used with black Maltese Cross, the first with faint horizontal bend otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. DS5b, DS7. Photo.
369 £1500
1840 2d. blue plate 1 ED-EE pair, clear to large margins all round, tied to 1840 (July 11th) entire letter to Cornwall by red Maltese Crosses, horizontal filing fold well clear of adhesives, fine. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
370 £290
1840 2d. blue plate 1 EH exceptionally fine used with large margins and neatly struck red Maltese Cross. Karl-Albert Louis Certificate (2009). S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
371 £450
1840 2d. blue plate 1 GI with watermark inverted, close at lower right to very large margins, fine used with neat black Maltese Cross. S.G. 5Wi, Spec. DS5a, cat. 4,000. Photo.
372 £680
1840 2d. blue plate 1 HC-HE strip of three, good to large margins all round, used with light red Maltese Crosses, slightly oily in places, fine. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
374 £420
1840 2d. blue plate 1 LC (double ''C''), MC and QF used together on large 1840 (Nov. 19th) entire from Horncastle to London with red Maltese Crosses, QF just cut into at foot otherwise close to large margins, ''HORNCASTLE/NO 19/1840'' double arc c.d.s. on front, some cover faults. S.G. DS6, j. Photo.
376 £550
1840 2d. blue plate 1 SC-SD pair with clear to good margins except SD barely touched at right of ''D'' square, otherwise fine, tied by slightly blurred strikes of the distinctive Leeds 'Special' Maltese Cross in black to 1841 (June 22nd) cover from Leeds to Kendal, filing fold well clear of adhesives, rare. R.P.S. certificate (1990). S.G. Spec. DS5vd, single cat. 5,000 on cover. Photo.
377 £350
1840 2d. blue plate 1 SK-SL pair with clear to good very large margins except SK barely touched at top-left, otherwise fine, tied by oily red Maltese Crosses to 1840 (Aug. 10th) wrapper from Launceston to St. Austell, with ''LAUNCESTON'' c.d.s. below, three filing creases well clear of stamps. S.G. Spec. DS5. Photo.
385 £130
1840 2d. blue plate 2 RH-RI pair (RH constant variety, RI shifted transfer), close at lower left to large margins, used with black Maltese Crosses, small fault between at top just affecting RI and scissor cuts in top margin otherwise fine. S.G. DS8c, e. Photo.
386 £210
1840 2d. blue plate 2 SH, good to large even margins, very fine used with neat central red Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. DS8. Photo.
390 | £550
1841 1d. (1,600) arranged by letterings on stockcards with all letterings represented except AE, BL, CF and ED, with up to 16 of each, apparently all with 1844-type cancellations, mixed condition.
391 | £250
1841 1d. red-brown, a selection of marginal examples showing inscription incl. plates 62 PL, 68 TH, unused, unplated JA with Maltese Cross, NL (sheet margin trimmed), plate 81 JA, plate 68 KA-KD strip of four on piece with neat blue ''328'' numerals (KA-KC cut into), some imperfections. (6 items).
392 | £380
1841 1d. red-brown, a selection of plated examples with Maltese Crosses, incl. plate 12 AK state 2, BC state 2, plate 13 KL-LL vertical pair, plate 16 AG state 2, CD-CE pair, plate 17 BI-BL state 2 strip of 4 (cut into at foot), CC state 2 (2, one in vertical pair with DC), plate 18 DI state 1, plate 25 SA states 1 & 2, plate 28 TF states 1 & 2, plate 34 GD-GG strip of four, condition varies. (26).
393 | £180
1841 1d. (131) all with Maltese Crosses, incl. BE-CF block of four with good margins except BF cut into, SD with good margins almost all around and blue Maltese Cross, etc., mixed condition, some with full margins.
394 | £170
1841 1d. (99) all with 1844-type cancellations, incl. AI-BJ and AE-BG blocks of four with margins in places, the rest mostly with full margins, condition varies.
395 | £130
1841 1d., a used selection on stockleaf, 84 with Maltese Crosses, varied condition. (112).
396 | £110
1841 1d. red-brown used selection, many with plate numbers pencilled on reverse (not guaranteed), with Maltese Cross cancels (60) and numeral cancels (104), mixed condition. (164).
398 | £580
1841 1d. red-brown, 1841-44 group of covers all with Maltese Cross cancels incl. plate 14 KD with two fair strikes of distinctive Manchester Maltese Cross on 1841 (June) cover to Aberdeen, plate 16 RI re-entry, plate 19 HH with two strikes of Maltese Cross on 1842 (Dec. 26th) envelope from Guernsey to Market Bosworth, plate 20 CE and LF together on 1842 entire from London to Shrewsbury with single strike contrary to regulations, plate 37 RK on 1844 entire letter (reduced) tied by dark greenish blue shade Maltese Cross of Preston (Brandon certificate, 1999), 1841 Ship Letter from Mauritius to London, re-addressed to Bath with 1d. applied, distinctive Norwich Crosses (2) on 1843 covers, etc., mixed condition although many with four margins. (31).
400 | £300
1841 1d. red-brown, 1844-56 group of covers (a few fronts) all with numeral cancels, mostly plated, incl. plate 61 EJ with exceptional re-entry on 1846 (July) local Rye E.L., plate 97 HI-HJ pair on 1850 entire to Ecclefechan with single ''233'' numeral of Lockerby, plate 105 SA and SI with inverted ''S'' together on 1851 envelope, plate 109 CK on 1851 (April) envelope from Brighton to Chantilly, alphabet II IA marginal showing inscription on 1851 (Oct.) cover from Glasgow to Edinburgh, multiple frankings incl. eight singles and a pair used together on front from London to Liverpool, plate 35 six singles used together on 1845 (Feb. 27th) from London to Edinburgh, etc., mixed condition, some with four margins. (33 items).
401 | £150
1841 1d. red-brown, a selection with Maltese Crosses from Scotand on 1841-44 covers (15) incl. 1844 (April) entire letter from Arbroath to Edinburgh, the original franking removed and forwarded with a further 1d. SB to St. Boswells and re-address on both front and reverse, missent to Melrose and with fine strikes of boxed ''MISSENT/TO/MELROSE'' in red on both sides, 1844 (May 21st) local Edinburgh cover (late use of Maltese Cross), etc., condition varies but some fine or very fine.
402 | £250
1841 1d. red-brown, a selection on covers or large part covers (50) from Edinburgh with ''131'' numerals, also a few others, condition varies. (55 items).
404 | £800
1841 1d. plates 45 to 91, a neatly written up study on leaves in much above average quality, with multiples incl. plate 71 ED-FF block of six, plate 87 RF-SG block of four, re-entries and other varieties, covers (21), etc., a fine lot. (138 items).
405 | £75
1841 1d. red-brown AA-TL reconstruction, mostly with Edinburgh ''131'' numerals, condition varies. (240).
406 £65
1841 1d. red-brown AL showing a pre-printing paper fold variety in the top right corner, fine used with numeral cancels, four good margins, unusual. Photo.
407 | £320
1841 1d. red-brown NL, a fine and fresh mint marginal example showing 'Back be careful no' inscription, good to large margins other sides, part original gum. S.G. 8. Photo.
408 | £210
1841 1d. red-brown, a selection of 'black' plates, comprising plates 2 (3), 5 (3), 8 (4, one RG state 3), 9 (2), 10, 11 (7), condition varies, mostly with full margins or nearly so. (20).
410 £210
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b GD-HD vertical pair with good to large margins and black Maltese Crosses, HD clearly showing the original plate 1a re-entry and with light horizontal crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and most attractive, very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS7/a. Photo.
411 £170
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b KC, a pale shade showing plate wear, fine used with good to large margins and black Maltese Cross on 1841 (March 18th) entire letter from Newcastle on Tyne to Durham, central vertical filing fold well clear of adhesive. R.P.S. certificate (1999). S.G. Spec. AS6. Photo.
413 £100
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1b QJ with good to large margins except just touched at tip of NE corner square, on 1841 (June 23rd) entire letter from Dunvegan (Isle of Skye) to Hamilton, a little stray cancellation ink on front, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. AS6. Photo.
414 £300
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1c JG state 3 following the third repair, very fine used with good to large margins and neat black Maltese Cross on 1841 (July 9th) cover (lacking left half of letter) from from Manchester to London. Rare. R.P.S. certificate (1980). S.G. Spec. AS11. Photo.
417 £320
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1c RK state 3 non coincident re-entry, fine with good margins and almost complete black Maltese Cross. Rare. R.P.S. certificate (1998). S.G. Spec. AS10. Photo.
418 £200
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1c SC exceptionally fine used with good margins and neat black Maltese Cross on 1841 (Oct. 1st) cover from Banff to Edinburgh, filing fold well clear. S.G. Spec. AS9. Photo.
421 £800
1841 1d. red-brown plate 1c TH fine used with full margins and most unusually used to uprate 1841 (Sept. 17th) embossed 1d. pink envelope sent locally in London to Holborn, very rare. S.G. Spec. AS9. Photo.
424 £500
1841 1d. red-brown plate 2 TG state 3 exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins and neat black Maltese Cross, very rare. R.P.S. certificate (1998). S.G. Spec. AS19. Photo.
425 | £2000
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5, a collection on covers (80, a few are part covers), including many later states, etc., condition varies but a good number fine with full margins, with some very fine, incl. some February 1841 usages incl. BA state 2 with good margins on three sides on 1841 (Feb. 24th) cover from London to Launceston, CB with good margins on three sides and double strike of black Maltese Cross on 1841 (Feb. 28th) cover from Dublin to Enniskillen, CD state 3 with good margins on three sides on 1841 (Feb. 23rd) cover from London to Aberdeen, QK with good margins on 1841 (Feb. 27th) cover from Rochdale to Wakefield, etc.
426 | £3500
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5, a partial reconstruction on leaves and part leaves, lacking the E, I, L, N, and O rows but with virtually all other letterings represented including many later states, condition varies but many fine with full margins, a very useful lot. (270).
427 £230
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 AC state 3 (fourth repair) fine used with good margins and two light clear strikes of a black Maltese Cross on clean and uncreased 1841 (Sept. 17th) entire letter from Lempeter to Aberystwyth with light ''LAMPETER/SP17/1841'' c.d.s. on front. S.G. Spec. AS38. Photo.
428 £160
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 AK state 1 pre-provisional printing, fine used with good margins and slightly overinked black Maltese Cross, small red ink handstamp on reverse. Very scarce. R.P.S. certificate (1991). S.G. Spec. AS35, cat. 600. Photo.
430 £320
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 CA state 2 exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins and superb black Maltese Cross leaving the four corner squares clear showing the distinctive thinning to the stars and check letters, on clean and neat 1841 (Aug. 20th) entire letter from Old Rain to Aberdeen, most attractive. R.P.S. certificate (1993). S.G. Spec. AS27A. Photo.
431 £210
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 CA-CB pair, CA state 2 and CB state 3 from 1840 repairs, fine used with good margins and multiple strikes of a black Maltese Cross on 1841 (June 19th) entire letter from Birmingham to Kirkby Stephen via Brough, filing folds clear of adhesives, very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS27A & 29A. Photo.
432 £190
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 CC state 4 (provisional repair) with ample to good margins and tied by bold black Maltese Cross and light straight-line ''Fenchurch St.'' handstamp to 1841 (April 12th) entire letter from London to Romford, adhesive with tiny nick at upper right, otherwise fine and very scarce. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1993). S.G. Spec. AS33. Photo.
433 £260
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 CC-CD pair, both state 4, CC being provisional repair, and CD fourth repair, most attractive with good to very large margins and neat black Maltese Crosses with a significant dot between inner cross and central diamond, on piece with Ballybriggan c.d.s. and Dublin boxed datestamp for April 19th, 1841, ironed crease crosses CC but not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine, a very scarce multiple. S.G. Spec. AS33 & 37. Photo.
434 £150
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 CE state 3 exceptionally fine used with large margins and black Maltese Cross on clean and uncreased 1841 (April 4th) envelope from Bridgend to London, most attractive. B.P.A. certificate (2001). S.G. Spec. AS29A. Photo.
435 £260
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 DC state 3 following both 1840 repairs but prior to late 1841 repair, exceptionally fine used with wide even margins and superb complete black Maltese Cross on 1841 (April 14th) entire letter from Blackwater Town in Ireland via Moy and Dublin to Pershore, endorsed 'April 1841' on front and with very fine straight-line ''BLACKWATERTOWN'' in black on reverse, most attractive. R.P.S. certificate (1993, as S.G. AS33). S.G. Spec. AS29A but this lettering not listed in red-brown. Photo.
436 £150
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 ED state 3 following both 1840 repairs but prior to late 1841 repair, with ample to very large margins except just touched at right of NE corner, tied by a complete upright strike of a black Maltese Cross to 1841 (April 7th) entire from Seaford to Folkingham with clear circular datestamps from both towns on the front, filing fold well clear of adhesive, exceptional appearance. R.P.S. certificate (1989, as S.G. AS33). S.G. Spec. AS29A but this lettering not listed in red-brown. Photo.
438 £80
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 HC state 1 in a deep rich shade, fine with good to large margins, a little heavily cancelled. S.G. Spec. AS26. Photo.
439 £150
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 MA state 2 exceptionally fine used with ample to very large margins and black Maltese Cross leaving profile completely clear on neat 1841 (June 23rd) cover from Bagshot to London, striking appearance. S.G. Spec. AS33. Photo.
440 | £120
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 ND (re-entry) with good margins and neat black Maltese Cross, slight corner crease, FD and RA both state 2, fine with just clear to good margins and CC state 4 with good margins on three sides, toned. S.G. Spec. AS26a, & As33, cat. 1,175.
443 £240
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 QA state 1 pre-provisional printing, a pale shade showing distinct plate wear, very fine used with clear to good margins and neat black Maltese Cross. Rare. Ex Geoffrey Mason. S.G. Spec. AS35, cat. 600. Photo.
445 £120
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 RA state 2 (provisional repair) exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins and neat black Maltese Cross on clean and uncreased 1841 (June 15th) envelope from London to Diss. S.G. Spec. AS33. Photo.
446 £220
1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 RB state 2 (fourth repair) very fine used with good even margins and tied by two separate strikes of a black Maltese Cross to neat 1841 (Oct. 14th) entire letter from London to Dover redirected to Lincoln with fine full margined 1d. plate 14 MI tied by doubly struck Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS39 & BS3. Photo.
451 £60
1841 1d. red-brown plate 8 PJ state 2 without ''O'' flaw, fine used with good to very large margins and black Maltese Cross on clean 1841 (Oct. 11th) entire letter from Loughborough to Nottingham with very fine ''LOUGHBOROUGH/OC 11/1841'' circular datestamp in red on front, attractive and scarce. S.G. Spec. AS54. Photo.
453 £220
1841 1d. red-brown plate 9 AE-AI strip of five, all state 2 (without ''O'' flaw) AE and AG-AI from the first repair (S.G. Spec. AS59) and AF from the second repair (AS61), some imperfections but very scarce, AE-AG with full margins. Photo.
454 £110
1841 1d. red-brown plate 9 FF-FG pair, FF state 2 without ''O'' flaw and FG state 1, just clear to large margins and neat black Maltese Crosses, FF with slight corner crease, otherwise fine and attractive. S.G. Spec. AS61/57. Photo.
455 £120
1841 1d. red-brown plate 9 TE, a very scarce lower marginal example with part sheet margin showing '.abels ABOVE the' inscription, clear to good margins other sides, fine with neat black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. AS57. Photo.
456 £130
1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 DH state 2 without ''O'' flaw, exceptionally fine used with good to large margins, placed contrary to regulations at upper left of clean and uncreased 1841 (March 18th) local Edinburgh envelope and tied by very fine black Maltese Cross, most attractive. S.G. Spec. AS71. Photo.
457 £150
1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 SC-SF strip of four with just clear to large margins and black Maltese Crosses on 1841 (July 9th) cover from Bodmin to Worcester, SE with fault at top not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS73. Photo.
459 £140
1841 1d. red-brown plate 19 PC tied to small piece by black Maltese Cross, enormous margins all round showing portions of seven adjoining impressions, very scarce thus, fine. S.G. Spec. BS8. Photo.
460 £380
1841 1d. red-brown plate 21 ML (corrected check letter ''M'' over ''K''), an exceptionally fine example with ample to huge margins and very light black Maltese Cross leaving profile clear on clean 1842 (Oct. 12th) entire letter from London to Hamilton, most attractive. R.P.S. certificate (1998). Photo.
461 £120
1841 1d. red-brown plate 25 AG (re-entry, the only one listed for this plate), an extraordinary example with ample to quite massive margins showing parts of five adjoining stamps (large parts of three!), with complete black Maltese Cross on 1842 (Dec. 5th) entire letter from Glasgow to Inverary, cleaned filing crease well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. BS14a. Photo.
462 £90
1841 1d. red-brown plate 28 MH-MI pair, good margins, very large at top, used on 1843 (Aug. 15th) cover from Honiton to Exeter, tied by black Maltese Crosses with datestamp below, the cover has been turned with the original usage being from Exeter to Honiton on July 20th 1843 with manuscript ''2'' and Exeter and Honiton datestamps, scarce. S.G. Spec. BS17.
463 | £150
1841 1d. red-brown plate 29 QI-QK strip of three, QL, RA-RD strip of four and SA-SB pair paying 10d. rate on 1843 (May 19th) cover from London to High Wycombe, cancelled very fine number ''12'' in Maltese Crosses, faults but rare, also alphabet II SC-SF and SI SL strips of four (scissor cuts between to aid separation) used on 1853 (Aug.) cover from Glasgow to Edinburgh.
464 £120
1841 1d. red-brown plate 34 LA-LC very scarce unused (regummed) marginal strip of three with full sheet margin showing inscription, ample to good margins other sides, LA with black surface marks, few other small imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS23. Photo.
466 £450
1841 1d. red-brown plate 41 AD top marginal imprimatur showing inscription, some imperfections in sheet margin, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS26D. Photo.
467 £100
1841 1d. red-brown plate 42 SJ-TL block of six, large to enormous margins with parts of adjoining impressions and top and left, used with ''4'' London Inland Section numerals, with a pre-printing paper crease through TJ and TK, fine and unusual. R.P.S. certificate (2003). S.G. Spec. BS26E. Photo.
468 £490
1841 1d. red-brown plate 45 HG imprimatur, very fine. S.G. Spec. BS26H. Photo.
469 £210
1841 1d. red-brown plate 50 RL, an exceptionally fine and rare marginal example with full and very wide deckle-edge sheet margin, good to large even margins other sides and neat London Inland Section ''15'' numeral, most attractive. S.G. Spec. BS27. Photo.
470 £350
1841 1d. red-brown plate 61 QA-QJ strip of ten, QI cut into at top otherwise good to large margins, used on 1846 (Sept. 4th) 10d. rate (up to 5oz.) cover from Watford to London with ''849'' numerals, filing folds affecting QC and QG, a scarce strip. S.G. Spec. BS28. Photo.
471 £120
1841 1d. pale red-brown plate 67 SD-TH block of ten (5 x 2), a very pale shade showing much plate wear, just clear to large margins, TD and TH with slight corner creases, otherwise fine, cancelled ''66'' numerals of Berwick, an unusual multiple. S.G. Spec. BS28. Photo.
472 £420
1841 1d. red-brown plate 70 EK-GL marginal block of six with part sheet margin at right showing part inscription, good margins other sides, very fresh unused (regummed), few wrinkles not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS28. Photo.
473 £350
1841 1d. red-brown plate 72 RJ-RL exceptionally fine used marginal strip of three with full sheet margin at right and huge margins other sides showing parts of all nine adjoining stamps, neat London Inland Section ''17'' numerals. S.G. Spec. BS28. Photo.
474 £90
1841 1d. red-brown plate 74 AK, a top marginal example with full deckle-edge sheet margin showing 'areful not to rem.' inscription, good margins other sides, ''134'' numeral of Bristol with a little additional manuscript. S.G. Spec. BS28. Photo.
475 £900
1841 1d. red-brown plate 75 LK-MK vertical pair, LK the 'Union Jack re-entry, fine used with just clear to good margins on 184 (Feb. 5th) letter from Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff with indistinct numerals leaving corner squares almost completely clear, minor cover staining well clear of adhesives, a rare vertical multiple showing the re-entry on cover. S.G. Spec. BS28c. Photo.
477 £2000
1841 1d. red-brown plate 77b BA (B-blank corrected), a truly superb example with large to very large margins, placed sideways and tied by clear neat London Inland Section ''14'' numeral leaving profile and letter squares completely clear, to 1848 (Aug. 19th) local London cover, undoubtedly the finest known. B.P.A. certificate (1992). S.G. Spec. BS29b. Photo.
478 £200
1841 1d. red-brown plate 98 HA-HC strip of three with watermark inverted, fine used with ample to large margins and ''466'' numerals of Liverpool. S.G. Spec. BS31(B1c). Photo.
479 £120
1841 1d. red-brown plate 104 SC-TE block of six (3 x 2) with large to huge margins, SE shows constant variety in ''E'' square, slightly messy Dublin ''186'' numerals, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. BS32. Photo.
480 | £1250
1841 1d. red-brown plate 106 BA-BL complete row of twelve, BJ cut into at top and BL at right otherwise close to large margins, used on 1851 (Apr. 8th) long entire letter to York with ''22'' London Inland Section numerals, ironed out filing fold through BF, a rare and attractive franking. R.P.S. certificate (1988). S.G. Spec. BS32. Photo.
481 £1050
1841 1d. orange-brown plate 107 TE (missing imprimatur) very fine and fresh mint with ample to large margins and large part original gum, very scarce. R.P.S. certificate (1986). S.G. 12, Spec. BS32(6), cat. 1,800+. Photo.
482 £300
1841 1d. red-brown plate 107 CH exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and clear neat ''134'' numeral of Bristol on 1852 (Oct.) cover from Bristol, via London, to Paris, stamp placed sideways and with red ''ANGL/CALAIS/14/OCT/52'' circular datestamp alongside, has black handstruck ''8'' (decimes) on front, filing folds and some small cover stain spots not affecting adhesive, rare. S.G. Spec. BS32. Photo.
486 £200
1841 1d. red-brown plate 107 SC (inverted ''S'') fine used with good to large margins. S.G. Spec. BS32ca, cat. 650. Photo.
489 £130
1841 1d. red-brown plate 107 TD (missing imprimatur) very fine used with good even margins and light ''795'' numeral of Thirsk on small uncreased 1851 (July 23rd) envelope to London, the same correspondence as the previous lot, envelope with small central discolouration from wax seal, most attractive. S.G. Spec. BS32. Photo.
490 £780
1841 1d. red-brown plate 116 IL right marginal imprimatur showing inscription, very fine. S.G. Spec. BS32. Photo.
491 £400
1841 1d. red-brown plate 122 AG-AL corner marginal strip of six with full deckle-edge sheet margins showing marginal plate number and inscription, cancelled by five strikes of the Irish ''32'' numeral of Ballinasloe, AL badly cut into at foot and touched or a little cut into elsewhere, some other imperfections but a very rare multiple. Ex T.E. Field. S.G. Spec. BS32. Photo.
495 £500
1841 2d. blue plate 3 OA-PB block of four, large to enormous margins with part marginal inscription, fine used with English numerals. S.G. Spec. ES11, cat. 1,200. Photo.
496 £150
1841 2d. blue plate 3 PC exceptionally fine used on 1842 (Nov.) piece, ample to large margins and with black Maltese Cross leaving head completely clear. S.G. Spec. ES11ub. Photo.
498 £500
1841 2d. blue plate 4 AG/BG-BI irregular strip of four, BH with Spectacle variety, cancelled neat ''930'' numerals, AG with corner crease otherwise fine with good to very large margins. S.G. Spec. ES14, o. Photo.
500 £90
1841 2d. blue plate 4 CJ with watermark inverted, close to large margins, also 1857 LC14 2d. deep blue plate 6 AH with watermark inverted, good used, latter with corner perf. bend. S.G. 14Wi & 35Wi, cat. 850. Photo.
501 £480
1841 2d. blue plate 4 DI-EL rare block of eight cancelled ''698'' numerals of Shaftesbury in blue, DI and DJ cut into at top, EL just clipped at ''L'' corner, clear to good margins elsewhere, vertical scissor cut at lower left of EJ, minor creasing or wrinkling, otherwise fine. S.G. 14h, Spec. ES14wb, cat. 5,600+ (as singles). Photo.
503 | £120
1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown selection, comprising plate 157 TA marginal, plate 162 AK marginal showing part inscription, plate 163 MK-NL block of four, plate 173 CL with very large even margins and TH with huge margins, some imperfections. (8).
504 £120
1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown AD-AE top marginal pair with full deckle-edge sheet margin showing inscription, good to large margins other sides except AD touched at upper left, slight staining in sheet margin, otherwise fine with indistinct Scots 1844-type cancellations. Photo.
505 | £110
1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 134 SI variety watermark inverted, close to large even margins, used with Liverpool ''466'' numeral, fine, one of the scarcer plates with inverted wmk. S.G. B2c. Photo.
506 £300
1852-53 alphabet II 1d. orange-brown plate 148 EL, a marginal mint example with full deckle-edge sheet margin showing 'PRI' inscription, just clear to good margins other sides, part original gum. S.G. Spec. B2(3), cat. 1,800+. Photo.
507 £190
1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 152 IA, a marginal mint example showing inscription and with additional sheet margin for JA showing part marginal ornament, ample to large margins other sides, some small imperfections, otherwise fine with almost full original gum. S.G. B2. Photo.
508 £220
1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 157 AL (missing imprimatur), an exceptionally fine used corner marginal example showing deckle-edge sheet margins with a trace of inscription and marginal plate number, large to huge margins other sides, light ''804'' numeral of Topsham. S.G. Spec. B2. Photo.
510 £150
1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 173 SJ with watermark inverted, fine used with ample to large margins, scarce. S.G. Spec. B2c. Photo.
511 £250
1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 174 IC-JD block of four with good to large margins except ID cut into at top, esd with neat ''75'' numerals of Birmingham, slight creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and a rare multiple. S.G. Spec. B2. Photo.
513 £150
1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 175 JG of very fine used appearance with full margins and light ''309'' numeral of Gateshead, small corner crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. Clear R.P.S. certificate (2008). S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 900. Photo.
514 £250
1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 175 KD-KE pair with ample to large margins and light part Birmingham Spoon cancellation, light creasing and tiny pinholes not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and most attractive. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 1,800+ (as singles). Photo.
515 £600
1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 175 KJ-KL strip of three with good to large margins and ''498'' numerals of Manchester, small imperfections but fine appearance and rare. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 2,700 (as singles). Photo.
517 £160
1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 175 NG-NI scarce strip of three, faults but scarce. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 2,700 (as singles). Photo.
518 £320
1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 175 SE, a rich shade, fine used with just clear to good margins and clear London District Post Chief Office ''74'' numeral, on neat uncreased 1854 (March 31st) envelope redirected within London to Holborn with handstruck ''1'' indicating postage due, attractive. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 900 (off cover). Photo.
519 £500
1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 175 SI fine used with good margins. R.P.S. certificate (1988). S.G. Spec. B2(1), cat. 900. Photo.
521 £1750
1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 176 EL with large margins and a neat central strike of London District Post Chief Office ''79'' numeral, slight age staining, otherwise fine and most attractive. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1991). S.G. Spec. B2(1), cat. 2,700. Photo.
523 £600
1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 176 LH of very fine used appearance with ample to large margins and neat London Inland Section ''23'' numeral, pressed vertical crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1989). S.G. Spec. B2(1), cat. 2,700. Photo.
524 £1000
1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 176 QI with ample to very large margins (a little ragged at foot) used to redirect 1854 (April) envelope originally sent from Dublin to Marlow with 1d. star placed upside down and contrary to regulations at lower left corner of envelope, then redirected to London, some age staining at edges, otherwise fine and most unusual and rare. Photo.
525 £1700
1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 176 TF-TI, an extremely rare strip of four with good margins virtually all around, unusually showing part of the marginal dividing line between TF and TG, cancelled almost solid 1844-type numerals, a fine item. S.G. Spec. B2, cat. 10,800+ (as singles). Photo.
526 £2500
1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 177 CA fine used with good to very large margins, trivial bend not detracting, very scarce. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1994). S.G. Spec. B2(1), cat. 3,750. Photo.
527 £190
Blue (Beauly): 1841 1d. red-brown plate 30 HK with clear to large margins and tied by dark blue Maltese Cross of Beauly to 1844 (March 17th) entire letter to Dingwall, vertical filing fold crosses adhesive at far right, not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS19sc, cat. 1,500. Photo.
529 £620
Blue (Preston): 1841 1d. red-brown plate 22 TK very fine used with ample to large margins and tied by an exceptional strike of the blue Maltese Cross of Preston to clean 1842 (July 2nd) entire letter to Colooney, filing fold well clear of adhesive. S.G. Spec. BS11sc, cat. 1,500. Photo.
530 £1100
Green: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 19 AC tied by a neat strike of the Coleraine Maltese Cross in green to 1843 (Sept. 1st) entire letter to Ballymoney, adhesive a little cut into at top and just touched at lower left, otherwise fine and rare. Ex T.E. Field. R.P.S. certificate (1998). S.G. Spec. BS8sd, cat. 30,000. Photo.
534 | £9000
Red: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 BH, fine used with close to large margins, tied to 1841 (May 10th) entire letter from Glasgow to London by Scottish Maltese Cross in red, reverse with boxed Receiving Office ''28'' in the same colour, very rare. R.P.S. certificate (1990). S.G. Spec. AS74va, cat. 35,000. Photo.
536 £260
Breaks to Inner Cross Arm: A selection showing breaks to the inner arm of the Maltese Cross, similar to the Settle breaks, comprising two on covers and eight on loose stamps, one with Brandon certificate (1995) stating 'Settle distinctive Maltese Cross', condition varies. (10).
537 £380
Dots in Maltese Crosses: A selection of covers bearing 1841 1ds. showing dots in various positions of the cross, with 1842 covers from Lockerby, Nass and Tamworth with Maltese Crosses showing single dots in outer loop, 1842 (Nov.) envelope from London to Waterford most unusually bearing three single 1ds. tied by two strikes of Maltese Cross with single dot between outer and inner crosses, and 1843 (Aug. 22nd) letter from Bicester to Chipping Norton with 1d. NG-NH pair cancelled by three strikes of Maltese Cross with single dot in outer loop, condition varies. (5 items).
538 £450
Multiple Strikes of the Maltese Cross: 1841 1d. red-brown J(?)H tied by two distinct bold London Maltese Crosses to 1842 (June 14th) cover to Clitheroe, the adhesive additionally tied by ''CLITHEROE/JU 15/1842'' double arc c.d.s., 1d. plate 19 LB tied by three clear strikes of the Maltese Cross to 1842 (Feb. 17th) entire letter from Cardigan to Aberystwyth, and 1d. DF tied by four strikes of a black Maltese Cross to 1844 (April 6th) entire letter from Dundee to London, adhesive with just clear to large margins except J(?)H just touched at upper right corner. A most unusual trio. Photo.
541 £1150
Alexandria: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 28 CI very fine used with good margins and tied by a fine strike of the distinctive Alexandria Maltese Cross in water based black ink on 1843 (Dec. 23rd) cover to Stirling with straight-line ''ALEXANDRIA'' handstamp in red on front. Rare, Rockoff & Jackson record only six covers (of which this is one) in the 'Encyclopaedia of The Maltese Cross', vol. 2, page 184. S.G. Spec. BS17taa, unpriced. Photo.
542 £130
Arbroath: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 35 NH exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and tied by indentation by a superb virtually complete strike of the 'Post Road' Maltese Cross of Arbroath to clean and neat 1844 (June 16th) cover to Edinburgh. S.G. Spec. BS24. Photo.
543 £350
Arbroath: 1841 2d. blue plate 3 TE fine used with ample to good margins except just barely touched at upper left corner, tied by indentation of a superb upright strike of the 'Post Road' Maltese Cross of Arbroath, the finest we have seen, to 1842 (July 4th) letter to Edinburgh, unusually endorsed 'Express' alongside adhesive, most attractive. Photo.
544 £230
Ballantrae: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 8 EF very fine used with ample to large margins, tied to 1841 (March 18th) cover by a very fine complete strike of the short-sided Maltese Cross of Ballantrae, the Cross also showing the striations normally indicative of being cloth covered when struck, most unusual. S.G. Spec. AS47. Photo.
545 £350
Barnard Castle: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 29 BE fine used with good margins and tied by a fine strike of the most unusual partialy debris filled Maltese Cross with empty centre of Barnard Castle, to 1843 (May 13th) entire letter to Leek. Striking and rare, Rockoff & Jackson list and illustrate only three examples of which this is the earliest. S.G. Spec. BS18. Photo.
546 £350
Barnard Castle: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 31 PL fine used with very large margins and with a fine strike of the most unusual partialy debris filled Maltese Cross with empty centre of Barnard Castle, to clean and neat 1843 (May 16th) entire letter to Kirby Stephen. Rare, Rockoff & Jackson list and illustrate only three examples of which this is the second, also 1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 KG with good or very large margins except at upper right and with the normal Barnard Castle Maltese Cross on 1841 (May 4th) cover to Sheffield. S.G. Spec. BS20 & AS74. Photo.
547 £60
Belfast: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 40 CF with good to very large margins except just touched at upper left, tied by a superb strike of the distinctive Belfast Maltese Cross to 1844 (April 20th) cover to Downpatrick. S.G. Spec. BS26Ctc, cat. 550. Photo.
548 £210
Biggleswade: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 12 QC (?) fine with good even margins and tied by almost complete solid (debris filled) Maltese Cross on 1841 (Oct. 9th) cover to Baldock, backstamped ''BIGGLESWADE/OC 9/1841'' c.d.s. in red and with three strikes of ''BALDOCK'' c.d.s. in black on front, two dated ''OC 9'' one which overstrikes one with ''OC 6'' date error. Photo.
549 £280
Birmingham: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 23 SH (double ''H'') fine with good to large margins and tied by a Birmingham Maltese Cross with inner Cross and diamond solid (debris filled) to large part 1842 (Aug. 12th) cover to Redditch, most unusual, illustrated in Rockoff & Jackson. Ex. Frank Tyler. S.G. Spec. BS12c. Photo. For Birmingham 'cloth covered' Maltese Cross see lot (4299)
551 £650
Bishop Auckland/Westmorland: 1841 1d. red-brown BC fine used with good margins and tied by two strikes of a completely empty centred Maltese Cross with thickly inked outer on 1843 (Nov.) cover to Darlington backstamped ''WESTMORLAND'' double arc undated circle and ''BISHOP AUCKLAND'' and ''DARLINGTON'' circular datestamps for Nov. 4th, most unusual. Illustrated in Rockoff & Jackson (vol. 1, page 53). Photo.
552 £130
Brighton: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 34 SE very fine used with good to large margins and a clear light strike of the distinctive Brighton Maltese Cross on neat 1843 (Nov. 18th) cover to London, stamp not tied but undoubtedly belongs, filing folds not detracting. S.G. Spec. BS23tb, cat. 800. Photo.
553 £170
Brighton: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 38 ID fine used with just clear to good margins and with a very fine light neat strike of the distinctive Brighton Maltese Cross on neat 1843 (Nov. 16th) local envelope. R.P.S. certificate (2004) states 'is genuine as far as one can tell as stamp is not tied', in our opinion the stamp definitely belongs. S.G. Spec. BS26Atb, cat. 800. Photo.
554 £160
Brynmaur: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 14 BG with good margins on three sides, tied by an exceptionally fine strike of a delicate water based Maltese Cross in black with a distinct brownish hue to 1841 (July 23rd) entire letter to Newport, Mon., ''BRYNMAUR'' u.d.c. in the same ink on reverse, adhesive crossed by heavy filing crease, otherwise fine. B.P.A. certificate (2004) states 'black water-based Maltese Cross'. S.G. Spec. BS3. Photo.
557 £900
Coleshill: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 33 EF with good margins on three sides, touched at right, tied by a fine strike of the well known almost solid clogged Maltese Cross of Coleshill to small neat 1844 (March 12th) envelope to Warwick. Rare, Rockoff & Jackson record only three similar covers from this office. S.G. Spec. BS22. Photo.
558 £90
Cork: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 38 EH with good margins and an almost complete strike of the distinctive Cork Maltese Cross on 1843 (Dec. 5th) cover to Dublin, vertical filing fold passes under left of stamp and just affects, not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS26Atd, cat. 1,000. Photo.
561 £380
Delph: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 31 PL exceptionally fine used with good to large margins and a superb complete strike of a black Maltese Cross with break to outer cross at top and short left side, on 1843 (July 14th) entire letter to Halifax with ''DELPH'' undated circle in black on front, most attractive. S.G. Spec. BS20. Photo.
562 £170
Dorking: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 24 IC with ample to good margins except touched in a couple of places, cancelled by Maltese Cross with apparent small serifed number ''1'' in centre on 1843 (July 8th) cover from Dorking to London, recipients manuscript notes on front at left and a few small stain spots, otherwise fine. Illustrated on page 81 of Danzig & Goldsmith. Photo.
567 £260
Dublin: 1841 1d. red-brown HL with good to large margins on three sides, cut into at right, on 1843 (Sept. 24th) entire letter from Ballina to Dublin cancelled Ballina Maltese Cross and overstruck by the distinctive Dublin Maltese Cross, also 1d. TD with similar margins on 1843 (March 21st) letter (part of upper flap missing) from Dublin to Wick, cancelled distinctive Dublin Maltese Cross overstruck by a fine Scots type Maltese Cross, a most unusual pair, the former ex T.E. Field. Photo.
568 £240
Dublin: 1843 (March 3rd) entire letter from Taunton to Dublin bearing three margined 1841 1d. LL, redirected from Dublin to Maryborough with good to large margined 1d. BK tied by a very fine upright strike of the distinctive Dublin Maltese Cross, an attractive cover. Photo.
569 £260
Dumfries: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 31 FL very fine used with ample to large margins and tied by a fine clear lihgt strike of the distinctive Dumfries Maltese Cross to 1844 (Jan. 27th) cover to Kirkudbright with boxed ''TOO LATE'' handstamp in black alongside, filing folds well clear, very scarce. Ex Stillwell. S.G. Spec. BS20tfa, unpriced. Photo.
570 £580
Dunmore East/Waterford: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 22 JA tied by a virtually complete slightly overinked impression of the 'waterbound' black Maltese Cross of Dunmore East or Waterford to 1842 (Sept. 8th) cover to Sheernes with straight-line ''(D)UNMORE EAST'' in the same ink and double arc ''WATERFORD/SE 8/1842/E'' c.d.s. in black, Dublin and London transit d.s.'s and ''SHEERNESS/SE 11/1842'' arrival c.d.s. in red on reverse, central wax seal stain on address panel, otherwise fine and very scarce. Illustrated on page 98 of vol. 1 of Rockoff & Jackson. Photo.
573 £110
Fushiebridge: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 24 HL very fine used with full margins and a light neat strike of the Fushiebridge Maltese Cross on clean and uncreased 1843 (June 5th) entire letter to Edinburgh with boxed ''FUSHIEBRIDGE/JN 5/1843'' datestamp on reverse, an extremely scarce office. S.G. Spec. BS13. Photo.
575 £120
Greenock: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 25 LH very fine used with good to large margins, tied by a clear neat strike of the distinctive Greenock Maltese Cross on clean 1843 (Oct.) entire letter to Edinburgh. Ex Stillwell. S.G. Spec. BS14th, cat. 450. Photo.
576 £150
Greenock: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 QG-QH pair with good to very large margins except QG touched at left, tied by three strikes of the distinctive Greenock Maltese Cross to 1841 (Sept. 25th) cover to London with fine ''GREENOCK/SE 25 A/1841'' boxed datestamp overstruck by red London c.d.s. on reverse. S.G. Spec. AS69uj (single cat. 1,200 on cover). Photo.
577 £2600
Hollymount: 1841 1d. pale red-brown (worn plate) plate 38 SH with ample to very large margins except NW corner frame line just touched at side, tied by a very fine strike of the empty centre Hollymount Maltese Cross on 1844 (June 5th) cover to Dublin with fine ''HOLLYMOUNT/JU 5/1844'' double arc c.d.s. in blue on front, filing folds not affecting adhesive, very scarce. S.G. Spec. BS26A, tha, cat. 12,000. Photo. Note, this cover is not recorded in Rockoff & Jackson and is a month later than the latest recorded there (May 5th, 1844).
579 £2200
Kelso: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 21 TC-TH exceptional strip of six with ample to very large margins except TE touched at top, tied by fine to very fine strikes of the distinctive Kelso Maltese Cross to 1842 (Oct. 26th) cover to Edinburgh, a few slight wrinkles and TD crossed by vertical filing fold not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and a most attractive and unique item. S.G. Spec. BS10ti. Photo.
580 £420
Kelso: 1843 (Aug. 29th and 31st) covers from Edinburgh to Kelso with 1841 1d. KG and AL respectively cancelled by the delicate Edinburgh Maltese Cross, each redirected from Kelso to Spittal (Lerwick) with 1d. EG and CK respectively, each tied by the neat distinctive Maltese Cross of Kelso, the adhesives mainly with three margins, some slight age staining, otherwise fine, a most unusual and probably unique pair of covers. S.G. Spec. B1ti/ty (the Kelso Cross cat. 2,500 on cover). Photo.
581 £110
Kendal: 1841 1d. red-brown plates 19 NI and 38 KA, each fine with good margins on separate 1842 (July 11th) cover to Kirby Lonsdale and 1844 (Jan. 27th) entire letter to Liverpool, both from Kendal and with good strikes of the Kendal Maltese Cross showing the distinctive break to the outer cross. S.G. Spec. BS8 & BS26A. Photo.
584 £240
Kinkardine O'Neil: 1841 (Nov.) entire letter to Aberdeen bearing 1841 1d. red-brown plate 8 JI with good margins except cut into at upper left, tied by a superb strike in black water based ink of the Maltese Cross with a blurred strike of straight-line ''KINKARDINE O'NEIL'' in the same ink on reverse together with boxed ''ABERDEEN/NOV 17/1841'' datestamp, also 1843 (May 1st) entire letter from the same office to Aberdeen bearing almost three margined 1d. CD tied by similarly water based Maltese Cross and with a better impression of the straight line handstamp in the same ink on reverse. A very scarce pair. Photo.
586 £150
Kinsale: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 TI with good margins except just touched at right, tied by a superb strike of the Kinsale Maltese Cross on 1841 (March 9th) entire letter to Cork with very fine ''KINSALE'' c.d.s's for March 9th and 10th, filing folds well clear of adhesive. Brandon certificate (2003). S.G. Spec. AS69. Photo.
587 £1500
Knighton: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 11 tied by the finest known example of the solid (debris filled) Maltese Cross of Knighton to clean and neat 1841 (April 22nd) entire letter to Ludlow, ''KNIGHTON'' undated circle on front at lower left, most unusual. Ex Pickering and illustrated on page 82 of Danzig & Goldsmith. S.G. Spec. AS74. Photo.
588 £110
Leamington: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 20 IJ with good margins and an almost complete upright strike of the distinctive Leamington Maltese Cross on 1842 (Sept. 24th) cover to Laurencekirk with upright strike of ''LEAMINGTON/SE 24/1842'' alongside adhesive and boxed ''LAURENCEKIRK/SE 27/1842'' also on front, small imperfections not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. Ex Stilwell. S.G. Spec. BS9tk, cat. 700. Photo.
591 £700
Leeds: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 22 QL fine used with good margins except just touched at tip of NE corner, tied by a complete bold strike of the distinctive thick lined Leeds Maltese Cross with large central diamond to 1842 (Sept. 11th) cover to Bridlington Quay, backstamped at Leeds and Hull. Rare, Rockoff & Jackson record only four covers with this cross. Ex Frank Tyler. R.P.S. certificate (1982) with handwritten note signed by Martin Willcocks stating 'This is not the recognised Leeds local cross, but was definitely locally made and not a normal cross overinked'. Photo.
592 £210
Leith: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 24 MH fine used with good to very large margins and tied by a complete strike of the Leith Maltese Cross with centre almost solid (debris filled) and the outer segment clear, to 1842 (Dec. 19th) cover to Kilmarnock, also 1842 (March 12th) and 1843 (Nov. 24th) entire letters with 1ds. cancelled by normal strikes of the Leith Maltese Cross. (3 items). Photo.
594 £400
Manchester - 'Fishtail': 1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 BF with good margins and tied by an exceptionally fine strike of the distinctive Manchester 'fishtail' Maltese Cross to 1841 (March 13th) cover to Edinburgh, adhesive with small imperfections at foot, otherwise fine. Ex Stillwell. A very early use of this distinctive cross on the 1841 issue, Rockoff & Jackson record only two earlier, March 3rd in the Fletcher collection in the British Library, and March 9th. S.G. Spec. AS26ub, cat. 2,200. Photo.
596 £300
Minehead: 1841 1d. red-brown plates 12 DI and 20 EH tied to 1842 (Feb. 25th and Dec. 26th) covers by the distinctly watery black Maltese Cross of Minehead, each showing ''Minehead/Penny Post'' struck in the same ink on front, adhesives with good margins except DI clipped at upper left corner and EH touched at left, filing creases well clear, scarce. S.G. Spec. BS1 & 9. Photo.
597 £70
Montgomery: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 27 NK with small to good margins, placed contrary to regulations at lower left of 1843 (July 15th) entire letter from Montgomery to Newton and tied by almost solid clogged Maltese Cross, the centre diamond appearing as an oval, filing crease crosses adhesive, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS16. Photo.
598 £600
Mullingar: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 9 EG with ample to large margins except just touched at upper left side, cancelled by an exceptionally fine virtually complete strike of the distinctive Mullingar Maltese Cross in black, very scarce. S.G. Spec. AS57tr, cat. 3,500 on later plates. Photo.
599 £1100
Mullingar: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 12 SK very fine used with good margins and a superb large part strike of the distinctive Mullingar Maltese Cross clearly showing the typical cuts. Brandon certificate (2002). S.G. Spec. BS1, cat. 3,500. Photo.
603 £450
Norwich: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 24 CA very fine used with good to large margins and tied by a very fine strike of the distinctive Norwich Maltese Cross to 1843 (May 16th) cover to Lynn. Ex Daisy. S.G. Spec. BS13ts, cat. 1,400. Photo.
605 £450
Oxford: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 38 AE fine used with ample to good margins and tied by a superb strike of the Oxford Maltese Cross with solid centre (debris filled) Maltese Cross, to 1843 (Nov. 28th) envelope to Donnington, backstamped at Oxford (28th) and Morton in Marsh (29th), envelope with small portion missing at upper right corner. One of two covers with solid centres from this office recorded by Rockoff and Jackson (the other being in the R.M. Phillips collection). S.G. Spec. BS26A. Photo.
606 £240
Perth: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 5 AD state 1, very fine used with good margins and an excellent strike of the strike of the distinctive thick-lined Maltese Cross of Perth on 1841 (May 17th) entire letter to Edinburgh with boxed ''PERTH/MY 17/1841'' and Edinburgh arrival c.d.s. on reverse, filing folds not affecting adhesive. S.G. Spec. AS26um, unpriced. Photo.
608 £150
Petworth/Tillington: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 25 CC with mainly good slightly ragged margins, just touched in a couple of places, tied by almost solid (debris filled) Maltese Cross on 1842 (Dec. 9th) cover from Tillington to London, backstamped blurred ''TILLINGTON'' u.d.c., ''PETWORTH/DE 9/1842'' c.d.s. and London (Dec. 10th). S.G. Spec. BS14. Photo.
611 £280
Romsey: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 14 QE, fine used with good to very large margins showing parts of five adjoining stamps, tied by double lined Maltese Cross with solid centre of Romsey to 1841 (Sept. 8th) entire letter from the Stamp Office in Romsey to the Stamp Office, Winchester. One of three covers recorded by Rockoff and Jackson. S.G. Spec. BS3. Photo
612 £120
Ross: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 34 SI with clear to good margins on three sides, touched at top, cancelled by a very fine almost complete strike of the distinctive Ross Maltese Cross, very scarce. S.G. Spec. BS23tta, unpriced. Photo.
613 £820
Ross: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 42 TK with clear to very large margins, tied by a clear partly underinked strike of the rare distinctive Maltese Cross of Ross to 1844 (May 28th) entire letter from Ross to Wexford, the adhesive lifted and replaced. Illustrated on page 99 of The Maltese Cross Cancellations of the United Kingdom by Alcock & Holland (2nd edition, the illustration with the Maltese Cross enhanced). S.G. Spec. BS26Etta, unpriced. Photo.
614 £350
Saint Albans: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 34 HE tied by empty centred Maltese Cross of St. Albans to 1843 (Sept. 30th) cover to Brighton, backstamped St. Albans, London and Brighton, adhesive placed sideways and with full margins except just touched at lower right, small imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BS23. Photo.
616 £580
Shrewsbury: 1841 1d. SL and QF on separate 1841 (Sept. 4th and 18th respectively) entire letters from Shrewsbury and each with fine strikes of the unusual Maltese Cross with largely solid (debris filled) middle segment, both adhesives with three margins. Photo.
618 £110
Stranraer: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 34 ED-FD vertical pair with very fine strikes of the distinctive 'peg-leg' Maltese Cross of Stranraer on 1844 (March 21st) cover to Inverary, adhesives with good margins except ED clipped at NE corner and rubbed at NW corner, FD crossed by filing crease, otherwise fine, also 1d. red-brown plate 9 LH with full margins and a good strike of the same Maltese Cross on 1841 (May 24th) entire letter but crossed by filing crease, and plate 18 RG and RH singles with full margins and indistinct strikes of the Stranraer Maltese Cross on 1842 (Feb. 2nd) entire to Wigton, both crossed by filing folds. (3 items). Photo.
619 £750
Taibach: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 12 JC exceptionally fine used with good margins and tied by a superb strike of a most distinctive appearing Maltese Cross showing striations consistent with being cloth covered when struck, to clean and uncreased 1841 (Aug. 24th) entire letter to Cardiff with very fine ''TAIBACH/AU 24/1841'' double arc c.d.s. on reverse. S.G. Spec. BS1.
620 £720
Tallow: 1841 1d. pale red-brown (worn plate) plate 12 JI very fine used with good margins and tied by a superb strike of the distinctive Tallow Maltese Cross to clean 1842 (April 5th) cover to Dungarvan. S.G. Spec. BS1tzb, unpriced. Photo.
621 £120
Thrapston: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 21 FC with three margins, placed sideways and tied by unusual partially clogged Maltese Cross of Thrapstone to 1842 (Dec. 22nd) entire letter to Leeds with Thrapstone and Leeds c.d.s's on front. S.G. Spec. BS10. Photo.
622 £200
Tullow: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 36 DH fine used with clear to large margins and tied by a superb strike of the Tullow Maltese Cross to 1844 (March 15th) part cover from Tullow to Dublin with fine ''TULLOW/MR 15/1844'' c.d.s. on reverse, filing fold not affecting adhesive. S.G. Spec. BS25. Photo.
624 £320
Welshpool: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 19 SK with good margins on two sides and tied by an exceptional strike of the Welshpool solid centre Maltese Cross to 1842 (May 20th) entire letter, ''WELSHPOOL/MY 20/1842'' double arc c.d.s. on reverse, light vertical filing fold crosses adhesive but not detracting from apearance. S.G. Spec. BS8tua, cat. 4,000. Photo.
625 £380
Whitburn: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 10 SD with good margins except at top, tied by a bold upright strike of the partially debris filled Maltese Cross of Whitburn on 1841 (Aug. 21st) cover to Glasgow, most unusual. One of two examples of this office illustrated by Rockoff & Jackson. Photo.
627 £150
Wincanton: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 17 PA with good to large margins, tied by a fine strike of the Wincanton Maltese Cross with large dot in outer cross loop to 1842 (Jan. 22nd) entire letter to London with ''WINCANTON/JA 22/1842'' double arc c.d.s. on front, vertical filing fold crosses adhesive, otherwise fine and very rare, one of only three covers recorded by Rockoff and Jackson. S.G. Spec. BS6. Photo.
631 £750
York: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 20 FH exceptionally fine used with good to very large margins and tied by a superb strike of the distinctive York Maltese Cross to 1842 (Sept. 5th) local cover redirected to Leeds, the adhesive additionally tied by ''LEEDS/SP 6/1842'' arrival c.d.s., backstamped at York on Sept. 5th and 6th and Malton, most attractive. S.G. Spec. BS9tx, cat. 1,800. Photo.
633 | £180
Numbers in Maltese Crosses: 1841 1d. (6) cancelled numbers ''2'', ''4'', ''5'', ''7'', ''10'' and ''11'' in Maltese Crosses on separate 1843 covers, good to very fine strikes (no. ''4'' is exceptional) on mainly three or four margined adhesives. S.G. cat. 4,500.
634 £320
Numbers in Maltese Crosses: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 30 (12) cancelled set of numbers ''1'' to ''12'' in Maltese Cross, good to very fine part or large part strikes on full margined adhesives, no. ''9'' creased, otherwise mainly fine to very fine. A remarkable set all on the same plate. S.G. Spec. BS19ua-ul, cat. 2,270. Photo.
640 £250
Number 6: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 31 LF-LK strip of six tied by clear strikes of the number ''6'' in Maltese Cross to part cover to Lubeck, good margins except LF touched at top and with vertical scissor cut at lower right, pressed vertical filing folds crossing three stamps but barely affecting appearance. A very scarce use of number in cross to overseas destination. S.G. Spec. BS20uf. Photo.
642 £190
Number 10: 1841 1d. plate 36 AH with large margins on two sides, cut into elsewhere, tied by a very fine strike of the number ''10'' in Maltese Cross to large part 1843 (July 11th) cover to Edinburgh, the cross is struck at the foot of the stamp and the Edinburgh post office evidently did not think the stamp was properly cancelled and applied their own cross (R & J type 5), filing fold crosses stamp but barely detracts, a most unusual item. B.P.A. certificate (1994). Photo.
646 £60
Late Use of the Maltese Cross: London: 1844 (May 11th) local London cover bearing 1841 1d. red-brown plate 39 QE showing plate wear, very fine used with good to large margins and tied by a superb black Maltese Cross, two strikes of straight-line ''Borough'' in red alongside, one of which additionally just ties the adhesive. S.G. Spec. BS26B. Photo.
647 £1600
Late Use of the Maltese Cross: Watchet: 1858 (July) neat blue envelope from Watchet to Wiveliscombe bearing 1857-63 LC14 on white paper 1d. rose-red plate 52 EI tied by black Maltese Cross, backstamped ''''WATCHET'' undated circle and c.d.s's of Bridgewater (27th), Wellington (28th) and Wiveliscombe (28th), some imperfections but fine appearance and a very late and rare use of the Maltese Cross. Brandon certificate (2005). Photo.
648 £1000
Maltese Cross combined with Numeral Cancellation: Milnthorpe: 1845-47 covers (3) with 1841 1d. cancelled Maltese Cross and by the Milnthorpe ''530'' numeral, comprising 1845 (May) E.L. from Colton to London with ''Penny Bridge/Penny Post'' in blue on reverse and bearing 1841 1d. LK (a little cut into and crossed by filing crease) tied by Maltese Cross and blurred numeral, 1846 (Jan.) E.L. with ''Newton/Penny Post'' in black on reverse, bearing full margined 1841 1d. QH with centrally struck virtually complete black Maltese Cross and tied by clear light ''530'' numeral, this cover illustrated on page 92 of Danzig and Goldsmith, and 1846 (March) large part cover to Liverpool with ''LINDAL-IN-CARTMEL'' u.d.c. on reverse, bearing ample to huge margined 1841 1d. AE tied by a crisp black Maltese Cross and light numeral. A very scarce trio. Photo.
649 £650
Maltese Cross combined with Numeral Cancellation: Sanday/Kirkwall: 1852 (April) cover from Sanday to Kirkwall bearing 1841 1d. KL fine with ample to very large margins and tied by the black Maltese Cross of Sanday overstruck by the ''207'' Scots numeral of Kirkwall, unframed ''SANDAY/PENNY POST'' handstamp alongside ''KIRKWALL/AP 17/1852'' c.d.s. on reverse, very scarce. Illustrated on page 93 of Danzig & Goldsmith. Photo.
650 £750
Town Cancellations: Bruton: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 40 TJ with good to large margins on three sides, cut into at right, tied by a superb almost complete strike of ''BRUTON'' undated circle in black to 1844 (Nov. 12th) entire letter to Shaftesbury, clean and most attractive. S.G. Spec. BS26Cva, cat. 2,500+. Photo.
651 £70
Town Cancellations: Clonmel: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 69 SD with a light possibly greenish strike of ''CLO(NMEL)/FE ../1847'' double arc circular datestamp on small piece, good margins except at upper left and the stamp lifted ironed (to reduce vertical crease) and replaced. S.G. Spec. BS28va. Photo.
652 £270
Town Cancellations: Dorchester: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 19 EI-EL strip of four with ample to good margins except EL just cut into at lower right, cancelled by two strikes of the small type ''DORCHESTER/AU 24/1842'' circular datestamp, EJ thinned and vertical fold in margin between EJ-EK, not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. BS8va, cat. 2,600 (as singles). Photo.
653 £180
Town Cancellations: Dorchester: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 22 HE with ample to good margins except at top left, tied by a clear strike of the large type ''DORCHESTER/NO 13/1842'' circular datestamp in black to neat entire letter to Blandford. S.G. Spec. BS11va, cat. 2,500. Photo.
655 £100
Town Cancellations: Gloucester: 1841 1d. pale red-brown (worn plate) plate 67 CJ with clear to good margins all around except just touched in a couple of places, tied to piece by two strikes of ''(G)LOUCESTER/AP 15/1847'' traveller, a little soiled, also cut into 1d. plate 24 CC cancelled part ''(EXET)ER'' datestamp. Photo.
656 £1700
Town Cancellations: Hawkshead: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 75 CA with good to large margins on three sides, a little cut into at upper right corner, tied by an exceptionally fine strike of the ''HAWKSHEAD'' undated circle in blue to large part 1848 (Dec.) printed Council circular sent locally in Hawkshead, rare. S.G. Spec. BS28vb, cat. 5,000+. Photo.
657 £210
Town Cancellations: Hayle: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 19 TF with good margins on three sides, cancelled by a very light strike of a Maltese Cross and additionally tied by a very fine upright strike of ''HAYLE/MY 1/1841'' double arc c.d.s. to 1841 (April 30th) cover from Lostwithiel with blue despatch c.d.s. on front. S.G. Spec. BS8. Photo.
658 £250
Town Cancellations: Truro: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 28 BB tied to neat 1842 (Nov. 17th) envelope to Bideford by ''TRURO/NO 17/1842'' double arc circular datestamp in blue, adhesive with good margins on three sides but repaired at top, scissor cut into SW ''B'' square, good appearance. S.G. Spec. BS17vb, cat. 5,000. Photo.
659 £820
Town Cancellations: Wem: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 58 ID very fine used with good even margins and tied by a fine strike of the ''WEM'' undated circle in black to undated c.1845 local entire letter, clean, neat item. Very rare. S.G. Spec. BS27va, cat. 2,500++. Photo.
660 £4000
Town Cancellations: Wincanton: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 48 FH tied by two exceptional strikes of the ''WINCANTON/FE16/1845'' double arc circular datestamp in RED to clean and neat entire letter to Shaftesbury showing a further impression of the c.d.s. at upper left corner, the adhesive a little cut into at right but with large to huge margins other sides. A great rarity of stunning appearance. S.G. Spec. BS27vd, unpriced. Photo.
661 £2500
Town Cancellations: Wolsingham: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 82 EE very fine used with clear to very large margins and tied by a superb complete strike of the ''WOLSINGHAM'' undated circle in blue to 1849 (April 21st) entire letter from the Wolsingham Iron Works to the Stanhope Burn Iron Works, exceptional exhibition item. S.G. Spec. BS29vb, cat. 5,000+. Photo.
662 £240
Town Cancellations: Worksop: 1846 (Feb. 1st) envelope from Hawkshead to Carlton, Worksop, bearing 1841 1d. red-brown PC placed contrary to regulations at upper left corner and presumably uncancelled on despatch and cancelled in transit by ''WORKSOP/FE 3/1846'' double arc circular datestamp in black, ''CARLTON'' u.d.c. receiver beneath, backstamped ''Hawkshead/Penny Post'', Abmbleside (Feb. 1st) and Wakefield (Feb. 2nd) c.d.s's in blue and Barnlsey c.d.s. in black, adhesive cut into at right and just clipped at lower left corner, good margins otherwise, unusual. S.G. Spec. B1va, cat. 2,500. Photo.
664 £150
Penny Post Postmarks: 1841 1d. IK tied by black ''Poulton/Penny Post'' and Maltese Cross to 1841 (Nov.) local cover, adhesive touched in two places and crossed by filing crease, 1d. JD tied by a very fine strike of the framed ''Haslinden/Penny Post'' and Maltese Cross in black on 1842 (July) entire letter to Whitchurch, adhesive with large margins on three sides, cut into at foot. S.G. Spec. B1Wa, cat. 3,000. Photo.
665 £70
Penny Post Postmarks: Edgbaston: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 20 CH fine used with good margins, tied to 1842 (Feb. 14th) entire letter from Edgbaston to Wolverhampton by indistinct ''Edgbaston/Penny Post'' handstamp in green and black Maltese Cross. S.G. Spec. BS9wa, cat. 1,500. Photo.
666 £580
Penny Post Postmarks: Golden Ball: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 8 CD fine used with ample to very large margins, tied to 1841 (July) local Dublin cover by both ''GOLDEN BALL/PENNY POST'' in black water based ink, and black Maltese Cross, minor cover imperfections well clear. S.G. Spec. AS47wa, cat. 1,500+ (not listed as 'black plate'). Photo.
668 £420
Penny Post Postmarks: Handsworth: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 24 HI with ample to good margins except just touched at top, tied solely by a fine strike of the framed ''PyP/No. 15'' of Handsworth in blue to 1843 (Feb.) cover to Sutton Coldfield with with straight-line ''HANDSWORTH'' in blue on reverse. S.G. Spec. BS27wc, cat. 4,000. Photo.
669 £250
Penny Post Postmarks: Handsworth: 1841 1d. pale red-brown (worn plate) plate 41 QC very fine used with ample to large margins and tied to piece by both greenish-blue framed ''PyP/No. 15'' of Handsworth and Birmingham ''75'' numeral in black, ''WARWICK/FE26/1845'' circular datestamp alongside. R.P.S. certificate (1992). S.G. Spec. BS26Dwc. Photo.
671 £350
Penny Post Postmarks: Handsworth: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 49 KE with ample to good margins except just touched at right, tied solely by a fine strike of the framed ''PyP/No. 15'' of Handsworth in black to 1845 (March) entire letter to Cockermouth with straight-line ''HANDSWORTH'' in black on front. S.G. Spec. BS27wc, cat. 4,000. Photo.
672 £150
Penny Post Postmarks: Handsworth: 1841 1d. pale red-brown (worn plate) plate 62 SD very fine used with ample to large margins cancelled by a very fine upright central strike of the framed ''PyP/No. 15'' of Handsworth in black together with neat ''75'' numeral of Birmingham. S.G. Spec. BS28wc. Photo.
673 £1400
Penny Post Postmarks: Hawkshead: 1841 1d. ed-brown plate 62 PL with clear to good margins except just touched at lower right, tied by a very fine clear strike of 'Hawkshead/Penny Post'' in blue on 1845 (Feb. 28th) local entire letter, very rare. S.G. Spec. BS28wb, cat. 6,500+. Photo.
674 £80
Penny Post Postmarks: Poulton: 1841 1d. IB (cut into on two sides) tied by a fine clear strike of ''Poulton/Penny Post'' in black together with ''628'' numeral of Preston to 1844 (June) entire letter to Settle. Photo.
677 £520
Receiving Office Cancellations: No. 2 - Harbertonford (Totness): 1841 1d. red-brown plate 29 EG with good margins on three sides, just touched at lower right, cancelled neat unframed ''No. 2'' Receiving Office handstamp of Harbertonford on1843 (July 20th) envelope to Ledbury, backstamped at Totness, London and Ledbury, very rare. Photo.
678 £500
Receiving Office Cancellations: No. 2 - Harbertonford (Totness): 1841 1d. red-brown plate 34 CA fine with ample to large margins, cancelled framed ''No. 2'' Receiving Office handstamp of Harbertonford and black Maltese Cross on 1843 (March 12th) entire letter to Ashburton, backstamped at Totness and Ashburton, rare. Stated to be ex Maximus and illustrated on page 103 of Danzig & Goldsmith. Photo.
680 £130
Receiving Office Cancellations: No. 33 - Iron Acton (Bristol): 1841 1d. red-brown plate 20 EH fine used with good margins, cancelled partial strike of framed ''No. 33'' of Iron Acton on 1842 (Jan. 24th) cover to Colchester, backstamped at Bristol and Colchester. Photo.
686 £190
Numeral Cancellations: Belfast ''62'': 1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 161 GD-GI strip of six with ample to good margins except GF and GG touched at foot, tied to piece by three fine impressions (a single strike on each pair) of the distinctive Belfast ''62'' with vertical spilt in centre, most attractive, also 1d. JD fine used with good to large margins and a good strike of the same numeral on 1852 (June 2nd) E.L. to Glasgow. (2 items). Photo.
687 £140
Numeral Cancellations: Cirencester ''204'': 1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 147 HG-HL strip of six and HG-HH pair rejoined, cancelled with neat ''204'' numeral of Cirencester the ''0'' showing three horizontal lines in centre (holding pins?), ample to large margins except GL cut into at right, some creasing and HH torn at foot, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. B2. Photo.
688 £90
Numeral Cancellations: Harrogate -''338'': 1845 (Sept. 24th) clean and uncreased printed entire letter to Leeds bearing 1d. PA with just clear to good margins and tied by a superb strike of the distinctive ''338'' numeral with horizontal lines at sides, also 1d. BA very fine with good to huge margins and tied by a fine strike of the same numeral to part 1850 (Nov.) cover. Photo.
689 £130
Numeral Cancellations: Huddersfield ''387'' and Leeds ''447'': 1849 (May 28th) envelope from Milnsbridge to Huddersfield, and 1845 (June 27th) cover from Leeds to Leicester, bearing fine full margined 1841 1d. FE and BE respectively cancelled fine to superb distinctive ''387'' and ''447'' numerals with single bars at sides instead of the usual two, former with ''MILNSBRIDGE'' u.d.c. in blue on front. Photo.
692 | £110
Numeral Cancellations: Nairn ''264'' in Blue: 1841 1d. red-brown TI, good to large even margins, used on 1844 (Nov. 6th) entire letter from Nairn to Forres, tied by ''264'' numeral of Nairn in blue with datestamp at left in the same colour, Forres Nov. 7th backstamp, fine. S.G. Spec. B1xb, cat. 550. Photo.
695 £200
Numeral Cancellations: Wells ''864'' in Blue: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 96 BB very fine used with good to very large margins and tied by a fine strike of the ''864'' numeral of Wells in blue on 1851 (Oct. 7th) cover to Wellington. S.G. Spec. BS31xb, cat. 550. Photo.
704 £150
Duplex and Sideways Duplex Cancellations: Abroath: 1852-53 alphabet II 1d. plate 141 DA-EB block of four with mainly clear to good margins except touched at foot of EA, tied to piece with very fine strikes of ''ARBROATH/SE 18/60'' duplexes, also 1859 (April 12th) envelope with fair 1841 1d. plate 99 TF tied by ''ARBROATH'' duplex, some imperfections. (2 items). Photo.
708 £650
Duplex and Sideways Duplex Cancellations: Maidstone: 1854 (Nov. 3rd and 8th) envelopes to Rochester, bearing exceptionally fine full margined alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 173 EJ and QC respectively tied by ''MAIDSTONE'' sideways duplexes in blue (code ''B'') and black (code ''C''), a superb pair of clean, neat, uncreased envelopes, the former ex Danzig. Photo.
710 £350
Scots Local Cancellations: ''ELM ROW'' type XIII on full margined 1d. JJ on 1854 (Nov.) cover to Dalkeith, adhesive crossed by filing crease, ''NICHOLSON/STREET'' type XVIII on three margined 1d. OA on 1854 (Nov.) local envelope, and ''STOCKBRIDGE'' type VII on 1d. HB with good margins except just touched at left on 1855 (Sept.) envelope to Gatehouse. (3 items). Photo.
711 £130
Scots Local Cancellations: ''BRAE'' type I (pre-official period), two part strikes in blue together with an albino impression of ''OLLABERRY'' on 1841 1d. HF-HG pair with good margins except HF just touched at left and HG cut into at foot, unusual. Photo.
712 £950
Scots Local Cancellations: Charlotte Place: 1855 (May 24th) Edinburgh E.L. to St. Roque, Canaan, bearing 1841 1d. imperf. plate 169 IF in combination with 1d. Star perf. 16 reserve plate 5 OL, each tied by the type XVIII ''CHARLOTTE/PLACE'' Scots local cancel, fine and very scarce. Photo.
714 £280
Scots Local Cancellations: ''HILLSWICK'' type I (pre-official period), a very fine complete strike in blue tieing 1841 1d. pale red-brown (worn plate) plate 58 AD to piece, good to large margins except touched at lower left. Rare. Photo.
716 £210
Spoon cancellations: Birmingham type A1: 1854 (July 15th) envelope to Norwich bearing alphabet II 1d. CG and CJ in contrasting shades tied by very fine strikes of the Birmingham Spoon type A1, code ''N'', clear to good margins except CJ touched at right, some imperfections but most atttractive. Photo.
718 £160
Spoon cancellations: Bristol type A: 1854 (Aug. 28th) small neat envelope to South Molton bearing alphabet II 1d. RI showing plate wear very fine with ample to good margins and tied by a fine strike of the Bristol Spoon type A, code ''L'', most attractive and scarce. S.G. Spec. B2. Photo.
719 £300
Spoon cancellations: Chester: 1855 (Dec. 25th) clean uncreased envelope to Stoke on Trent bearing alphabet II 1d. DC with full margins and tied by a fine strike of the Chester Spoon code ''D'', adhesive with slight imperfections, otherwise fine and very rare, this Spoon not recorded on the imperf. 1d. and not listed by Danzig & Goldsmith. S.G. Spec. B2. Photo.
720 £140
Spoon cancellations: Gloucester: 1854 (April 7th) small neat envelope to Ross bearing three margined alphabet II 1d. FC tied by a fine strike of the Gloucester Spoon code ''L'', clean and most attractive, the earliest date recorded by Arundel is April 15th. S.G. Spec. B2. Photo.
721 £120
Spoon cancellations: Hull type A: 1854 (Feb. 13th) envelope (presumably originally containing a Valentine) to Bakewell bearing fine full margined alphabet II 1d. HG tied by a fine strike of the Hull Spoon type A, code ''B'', some cover imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. B2. Photo.
722 £290
Spoon cancellations: Hull type C: 1854 (April 21st) entire letter to Beverley bearing very fine full margined alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 173 BC tied by a superb strike of the Hull Spoon type C, code ''E'', this is the earliest date recorded by Arundel. Photo.
723 £200
Spoon cancellations: Leeds type A: 1854 (March 16th) neat blue envelope to Richmond bearing exceptionally fine used alphabet II 1d. QJ tied by a clear light strike of the Leeds Spoon type A, code ''H'', most attractive. S.G. Spec. B2. Photo.
724 £260
Spoon cancellations: Leeds type A: 1854 (March 28th) clean cover to Wellington bearing alphabet II 1d. AD very fine with ample to very large margins and tied by an exceptionally fine strike of the Leeds Spoon type A, code ''H'', most attractive. S.G. Spec. B2. Photo.
725 £90
Spoon cancellations: Liverpool type A14: 1854 (April 3rd) cover to London bearing alpahbet II 1d. AB on very blued with ample to good margins and tied by a superb strike of the Liverpool Spoon type A14, code ''P'', filing crease well clear. S.G. Spec. B2. Photo.
726 £250
Spoon cancellations: Liverpool type A15: 1854 (June 30th) envelope from Liverpool to London bearing very fine 1852-53 alphabet II 1d. EC with full margins, tied by a light neat strike of the ''LIVERPOOL'' Spoon type A15 code ''O''. Photo.
727 £290
Spoon cancellations: Manchester type A: 1854 (March 21st) entire letter to London bearing exceptionally fine full margined alphabet II 1d. IE tied by a superb strike of the Manchester Spoon type A, code ''P'', filing folds well clear. Photo.
730 £290
Spoon cancellations: Mullingar - English type: 1855 (Oct. 14th) piece bearing full margined 1841 1d. red-brown JJ tied by an exceptionally fine strike of the Mullingar English type Spoon code ''A'' in blue, a very scarce cancellation on an imperf., not recorded by Arundel or Danzig & Goldsmith. Photo.
731 £190
Spoon cancellations: Plymouth: 1854 (Feb. 25th) printed report sent locally with alphabet II 1d. JD with mainly good to very large margins except just touched at upper right, tied by a light but clear strike of the Plymouth Spoon code ''A'' dated ''FE 25/1854'', the earliest date recorded by Arundel is Feb. 28th, adhesive a little soiled, otherwise fine. Photo.
732 £190
Spoon cancellations: Shrewsbury type A: 1854 (May 11th) small envelope sent locally with full margined 1841 1d. plate 111 HD tied by a fine strike of the Shrewsbury Spoon type A, code ''D'', ''DORRINGTON'' u.d.c. on reverse, cover imperfections not affecting adhesive which is crossed by a light vertical filing fold but not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. Photo.
733 £230
Spoon cancellations: Shrewsbury type A: 1854 (July 24th) embossed 1d. pink envelope uprated with three margined alphabet II 1d. BF and cancelled by two strikes of the Shrewsbury Spoon type A, code ''D'', neat and attractive. Photo.
734 £290
Spoon cancellations: Shrewsbury type B: 1856 (Sept. 27th) clean neat envelope to Hereford bearing 1841 1d. red-brown plate 95 BG fine with ample to good margins and tied by an exceptionally fine strike of the Shrewsbury Spoon type B, code ''D'', most attractive and a very scarce cancellation on an imperf. Photo.
735 £230
Spoon cancellations: Tuam - English type: 1857 (Feb. 24th) envelope to Glenealy bearing full margined 1841 1d. red-brown BG (surface abrasions), placed contrary to regulations at lowe left corner and tied by a light but clear strike of the Tuam English type Spoon, code ''C'', a rare cancellation on an imperf. Photo.
736 £480
Used Abroad: Crimea: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 102 GC fine used with ample to good margins and bluish black ''O*O'' cancellation. Ex Danzig and illustrated on page 138 of 'Cancellations of the 1841 Penny Red'. S.G. Z9, unpriced. Photo.
737 £3000
Used Abroad: Crimea: 1854 (July) envelope endorsed 'From HMS Queen Black Sea Fleet/Via Marseilles by French Steamer' and dated 'July 9th 1854', sent to Teddington with full margined 1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown AG-AI strip of three (tiny imperfections) tied by fair to good strikes of the Crown between Stars cancellation, indistinct ''BRITISH ARMY POST OFFICE'' c.d.s. and London ''1854/20JY20'' arrival c.d.s. on reverse, very rare. S.G. Z1. Photo.
739 £150
Used Abroad: Malta: 1841 1d. red-brown QG with mainly good margins and cancelled ''M'' in oval of bars, crease at lower left corner and crude repair at upper right corner. Sold 'as is'. S.G. Z7, cat. ?,???. Photo.
740 £1200
Malta: 1841 1d. red-brown plate 25 OG with good to large margins and a superb upright strike of the ''A25'' numeral of Malta, small corner crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and very rare. Sold subject to expertisation. S.G. Z24, cat. ?????. Photo.
741 £1200
Used Abroad: Victoria ''1/V'': 1852-53 alphabet II 1d. red-brown plate 143 LL fine used with ample to good margins and cancelled by clear oval ''1/V'' of Victoria, unusual and rare, particularly with full margins. Photo.
742 £380
Used Abroad: Victoria ''2/V'': 1841 1d. red-brown QJ with good margins on three sides, a little cut into at upper right, cancelled clear oval ''2/V'' of Victoria, unusual and very scarce. Photo.
743 £270
Instructional Markings: Missent: 1848 (Sept. 5th) letter from Ardrossan to Edinburgh bearing 1841 1d. plate 72 KK-KL pair cancelled solely by two strikes of boxed ''MISSENT/TO/ADROSSAN'' and LL and ML singles cancelled by the ''15'' numeral of Ardrossan, variable margins and horizontal filing crease crosses adhesives, otherwise fine and most unusual. Photo.
744 £450
Instructional Markings: More To Pay: 1851 (June 11th) registered envelope from Liverpool to London bearing 1841 1d. FF and 2d. plate 4 QH-SH vertical strip of three, each cancelled solely by circular ''MORE/TO/PAY'' in black, presumably in error as the envelope bears London tombstone ''PAID/11JU111/1851'' in red on front, the 1d. with full margins, each 2d. with good margins on three sides, a most unusual item. Photo.
748 £65
Miscellaneous: London Straight Line: 1842 (April 19th) cover sent locally in London with fine full margined 1841 1d. red-brown plate 24 RD cancelled by both ''St. James St.'' straight-line handstamp in black and Maltese Cross, unusual. S.G. Spec. BS13. Photo.
760 £1200
Later Line Engraved: Postal Fraud: 1854 (Dec. 12th) envelope from Stokescroft to Cardiff bearing uncancelled halves of two different 1d. stars, the left lettered ''B'' and the right ''J'', fraudulently placed together to form a complete unused stamp, the fraud not noticed (despite ''PENNY'' appearing as ''PEENNY'') and cancelled by indistinct numeral. A very rare example of successful postal fraud. B.P.A. certificate (2000). Photo.
761 | £520
Later Line Engraved: 1850 Archer perf. 16 1d. red-brown plate 98 DH fine used on front to Dublin with London Inland Section numeral cancel. S.G. 16b, cat. 600. Photo.
763 £180
Later Line Engraved: 1854 die I, alphabet II, SC16 1d. yellow-brown HJ-JL scarce used block of nine (3 x 3) with part ''560'' numerals of Newport, I.O.W., a few small imperfections, otherwise fine. S.G. 18, Spec. C1(2). Photo.
768 £4200
Later Line Engraved: 1855 SC16 2d. blue plate 5 HA, an exceptionally fine and fresh mint left marginal example showing 'In Wetting the .' inscription, excellent colour and with large part original gum, a rare stamp in this quality. B.P.A. certificate (2005). S.G. 20a, cat. 6,500+. Photo.
770 £550
Later Line Engraved: 1855 LC14 2d. blue plate 5 JA mint with small part o.g., with full left margin showing inscription and part centre ornament, some perfs. added at top, fresh, scarce. S.G. 34, Spec. F6. Photo.
771 £80
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on blued paper 1d. PH tied to clean envelope to Ashburton solely by ''BARNSTAPLE/FE 11/1856'' double arc circular datestamp in black, adhesive crossed by filing crease and upper flap of envelope missing, otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. C8wa. Photo.
772 £2500
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III, LC 1d. red-brown plate 25 CG-CI imperforate strip of three on ungummed paper from Neal's steam press experiment, usual light creasing not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (2001). S.G. 29a, Spec. C8(1)h, cat. 11,400+ (as singles). Photo.
773 £1000
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III, LC 1d. red-brown plate 25 CJ imperforate on ungummed paper from Neal's steam press experiment, exceptionally fine and fresh without the usual creasing. Photocopy of R.P.S. certificate (1976, as part of a strip). S.G. 29a, Spec. C8(1)h, cat. 3,800. Photo.
774 £2000
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III, LC 1d. red-brown plate 25 EC-ED imperforate pair on ungummed paper from Neal's steam press experiment, slight natural paper wrinkles but without the usual creasing, very fine. S.G. 29a, Spec. C8(1)h, cat. 7,600+ (as singles). Photo.
776 £1800
Later Line Engraved: 1856 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on blued paper 1d. red-brown plate 36 DC placed sideways and tied by light 1844-type numeral in red to clean 1856 (Sept. 3rd) entire letter from Mere to Yeovil via Bath, cover with some minor edge splits, otherwise fine and clean, very rare. S.G. Spec. C8ud, cat. 8,000. Photo.
777 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1857-63 die II, alphabet III, LC14 Transitional Issues on yellowish to cream toned paper 1d. pale red plate 47 NE unmounted mint, centred a little low otherwise fine and fresh. Brandon certificate (2003) for a strip of three. S.G. Spec. C9(3), cat. 350. Photo.
779 | £260
Later Line Engraved: 1857-63 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. plate 27 to 68 and reserve plates 50, 51, all on covers in an album, plated by the vendor with help from Hans Pinkus, incl. plate 45 QD on 1858 (Feb. 22nd) cover, also ''The plating of Alphabet III'' complete in five volumes by Wiggins and Tonna, etc. (34 items).
780 £1400
Later Line Engraved: 1857-63 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. deep rose-red plate 45 KG-KJ strip of four tied to small piece by neat ''LIVERPOOL/18 FE/1858'' Spoons, KH with barely noticeable vertical crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine and a rare multiple from this very scarce plate. B.P.A. certificate (2005). S.G. Spec. C10(4), cat. 1,800+ (as singles). Photo.
781 £300
Later Line Engraved: 1857-63 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. rose-red plate 52 NA-OF used block of twelve, on part large envelope from Chester to Liverpool, lightly cancelled. Photo (detail).
782 £520
Later Line Engraved: 1857-63 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. rose-red plate 55 ID fine used with an excellent almost complete central strike of the distinctive Whitehaven Maltese Cross, very scarce. S.G. Spec. C10ta. Photo. See also lots 4106 and 4341
784 £160
Later Line Engraved: 1857-63 die II, alphabet III, LC14 on white paper 1d. rose-red KI-KL strip of four, tied to piece by Peebles 1860 ((April 25th) c.d.s. cancels in blue, fine and scarce. S.G. 40. Photo.
785 | £290
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1864-79 1d. used reconstructions in an album with plate 89 (less BF and RH), plate 90 (less 15 letterings), plate 98 (less BJ), plate 162 complete, and plate 185 (less OC), also 1880-81 1d. Venetian red complete reconstruction, fair to fine, occasional perfin. (100s).
786 | £1100
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1864-79 1d. an accumulation on covers, incl. range of cancellations with duplex's, some multiples, etc., varied condition. (1,200 items).
787 £2400
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1864-79 1d. plates 71 to 225 (less 77) complete unused or mint, fair to fine, mainly good colours. (151). Photo.
788 £220
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1864-79 1d. plates 71 to 225 (less 77) complete used, mainly fair to fine. (151).
789 | £100
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1864-79 1d. plates 71 to 224 (less 77), mainly fine used. (150).
790 £200
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1864-79 1d. plate 94 KK used on 1867 envelope from Dudley to London, tied by both black and red c.d.s. cancels, unusual. Photo.
791 £420
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1864-79 1d. plate 98, 105 mint examples in four multiples from the same sheet, comprising KA-OE block of 25 with full sheet margin at left, KF-OI block of 20, PA-TE block of 25 with full sheet margins and plate number in corner, and PF-TL block of 35 with full sheet margins and plate number in corner, very mixed condition with soiling and creasing, split perfs. in places, some of good colour incl. the lower left corner block of four with plate number. S.G. 43, cat. 5,775+.
793 | £230
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1858-76 2d. blue plate 9 MB to ML, a well written up study with examples selected to show development of corrosion, covers (6), repaired impressions from MJ, MK and ML, mainly fine. (84).
794 | £270
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1858-76 2d. blue plate 9 NA to NL, a well written up study with examples selected to show development of corrosion, incl. MA-NC and MJ-OK blocks of six, NG-NI strip of three on 1863 (July 17th) registered cover from Jedburgh to Edinburgh, repaired impressions from NJ, NK and NL, mainly fine. (89).
795 | £320
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1858-76 2d. blue plate 9 OA to OL, a well written up study with examples selected to show development of corrosion, incl. NC-OD block of four on piece, covers (7), repaired impressions from OJ, OK and OL, mainly fine. (96).
796 | £400
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1858-76 2d. blue plate 9 PA to PL, a well written up study with examples selected to show development of corrosion, incl. covers (10) with PA with 1865-67 6d. plate 5 HA on 1866 (May 19th) envelope from Wolverhampton to Canada, PI, PJ and PK on neat 1863 (Dec. 14th) envelope from Bedford to Cairo, repaired impressions from PJ, PK and PL, mainly fine. (96).
798 £100
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1858-76 2d. plate 15 FL good fresh mint. S.G. 47, cat 400. Photo.
802 £100
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1870 1/2d. rose-red plate 14 HE, fine used on large printed ''County of Donegal/East Half-Barony of Ennishowen'', tied by ''LONDONDERRY/172'' duplex with error ''08'' in date, few cover imperfections, otherwise fine. Photo.
804 | £170
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1870 11/2d. rose-red plate 3 eleven examples each used with 1864-79 1d. on separate 1878-79 entires from Liverpool to Paris, mainly fine. S.G. 51.
805 | £140
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1870 11/2d. rose-red plate 3 nine examples each used with 1864-79 1d. on separate 1878-79 entires from Liverpool to Paris, mainly fine. S.G. 51.
806 | £600
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1870 11/2d. rose-red plate 3 HA-IB mint block of four with full sheet margin showing 'D SIDE of the Letter. In Wetting the' inscription, usual gum wrinkles, very fine and fresh with the lower pair unmounted. S.G. 51, Spec. G6, cat. 2,000+. Photo.
807 £1250
Later Line Engraved: 1858-79 Plate Number Issues: 1860 Unissued 11/2d. rosy-mauve plate 1 IF, fresh unused with some gum redistribution, a few short perfs. at left, fine colour. S.G. 53, Spec. G5, cat. 7,000. Photo.
810 £180
1847-54 embossed 1s. deep green with clear margins and sheet margin at foot, used with 1841 2d. plate 4 RA-SA pair (part sheet margin at left otherwise cut into) on 1853 (May 6th) neat entire letter to Italy, London Chief Office ''14'' cancels, 1s. with small fault at top. Photo.
811 £350
1847-54 embossed 10d. brown irregular strip of four used on 1856 front to U.S.A., also bearing 1855 watermark small garter 4d. (2, one damaged), possibly one other stamp removed, some faults but a spectacular franking. Photo.
812 £230
1847-54 embossed 10d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 1, close margins, small part original gum, a little thinning and small repair at top. S.G. Concise S14, Spec. H2s, cat. 2,600. Photo.
813 £290
1847-54 embossed 6d., watermark inverted and reversed, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 1, close margins, small part original gum, small surface stain. S.G. Concise S15, Spec. H3s, cat. 3,000. Photo.
815 £210
Surface Printed: 1855-57 4d. carmine watermark medium garter on thick highly glazed blued paper overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 2 (vertically), a few wrinkles and bent corner perf. otherwise fine with gum. S.G. 63 Spec. J48t, cat. 800. Photo.
817 | £450
Surface Printed: 1855-57 4d. rose watermark large garter fine and fresh mint with large part original gum. S.G. 66a, Spec. J51(2), cat. 1,350. Photo.
818 £580
Surface Printed: 1861 unissued 3d. rose plate 2, state 1 with shaded spandrels JE-JF wing margin lower marginal pair showing ''(TH)REE PENCE'' inscription, vertically overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 6, pencil notes in margin on reverse, a couple of short perfs. otherwise fine with part original gum, very scarce. S.G. Spec. J25As, cat. 1,600+. Photo.
819 | £900
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark emblems 3d. bright carmine-rose plate 2, state 2 CB, very fine and fresh mint with large part original gum. S.G. 76, Spec. J26(2), cat. 2,000. Photo.
820 | £240
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark large garter 4d. bright red plate 4 OB, centred low, mint with part original gum, short perf. at right and hinge remainders on reverse of some perfs., otherwise fine. S.G. 81, Spec. J53(1), cat. 1,900. Photo.
821 | £1150
Surface Printed: 1862-64 watermark emblems 6d. deep lilac plate 3 JG very fine and fresh mint with large part original gum. B.P.A. certificate (1992). S.G. 83, Spec. J71(1), cat. 2,000. Photo.
822 £600
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark large garter 4d. vermilion plate 14 BG-BI/CG-DH irregular block of seven mint with large part original gum, creasing and toned areas. S.G. 94, Spec. J61, cat. 5,000+ (as block of four and three singles). Photo.
823 | £380
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark emblems 6d. lilac plate 6 CD with wing margin, fine unused with some gum redistribution. S.G. 97, cat. 3,000. Photo.
824 | £480
Surface Printed: 1865-67 watermark emblems 9d. straw plate 4 EF fine unused (regummed), good colour, a scarce stamp. S.G. 98, cat. 4,000. Photo.
825 £900
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 3d. rose plate 6 AI imprimatur, fine and fresh with gum. S.G. Spec. J31, cat. 2,250. Photo.
826 | £180
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 6d. lilac plate 6 IK fine unused (regummed). S.G. 104, cat. 1,500. Photo.
827 | £1400
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 6d. mauve plate 9 HE-IF wing margin block of four unmounted mint, light gum bend otherwise extremely fine and fresh, superb colour. S.G. 109, Spec. J77, cat. 3,000+. Photo.
828 | £270
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 9d. straw plate 4 DF fine unused (regummed), good colour. S.G. 110, cat. 2,000. Photo.
829 | £250
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 9d. pale straw plate 4 PE unused (regummed), fine with with wing margin. S.G. 111, cat. 1,900. Photo.
831 | £320
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 10d. red-brown plate 1 FJ fine unused (regummed). S.G. 112, cat. 2,800. Photo.
833 £220
Surface Printed: 1867-80 1s. green Stock Exchange forgery plate 5 PA, fine used with ''JU 3/72'' c.d.s's, small part of original telegraph form on reverse. S.G. Spec. cat. 800. Photo.
834 | £180
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 1s. plate 6 GB unused (regummed), fine and fresh. S.G. 117, cat. 1,000. Photo.
835 £1900
Surface Printed: 186780 1s. deep green Stock Exchange forgery plate 6 MO (impossible lettering) fine used with two strikes of ''NO 2/72'' circular datestamp on part Telegraph form, very scarce. S.G. Spec. cat. 3,500. Photo.
836 £80
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. blue plate 1, eleven used examples with a range of shades incl. one possibly milky blue, cancellations, mainly fair to fine, some imperfections.
838 £450
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. milky blue plate 1 GK unused (regummed), corner crease and a few short perfs., good colour. Sold 'as is'. S.G. 120b, cat. 14,000. Photo.
839 £400
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. brown SE overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, regummed, reperforated at left. R.P.S. certificate (1990) states ''soiled''. S.G. 121 (S49), Spec. J120s, cat. 3,000. Photo.
840 £350
Surface Printed: 1867-80 watermark spray 2s. brown NB good used, added corner perf. S.G. 121, cat. 3,250. Photo.
842 | £350
Surface Printed: 1872-73 watermark spray 6d. pale buff plate 12 GG unused (regummed), fine and fresh. S.G. 123, cat. 3,000. Photo.
844 | £140
Surface Printed: 1872-73 watermark spray 6d. grey plate 12 PB, fine used with crisp large part (VA)LPARAISO/FE 13/74'' c.d.s. S.G. 125. Photo.
845 £700
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 5s. rose plate 1 GA unused with part original gum (some redistribution), a few light bends, off-centre, good strong colour. S.G. 126, cat. 8,250. Photo.
846 £800
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 10s. greenish grey CC overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, large part original gum, added corner perf. and one short at right otherwise fine and fresh with good colour. S.G. 128 (S53), Spec. J124t, cat. 3,800. Photo.
847 £1100
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 1 brown-lilac HG overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, redistributed gum, bent corner perf. and small surface mark at top otherwise fine. S.G. 129 (S55), Spec. J126t, cat. 5,800. Photo.
848 £550
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 1 brown-lilac AA (short stamp from ''A'' row) used with neat ''GREENOCK/AP 27/82'' c.d.s., slight thinning and trace of toning. S.G. 129, cat. 4,000. Photo.
849 £600
Surface Printed: 1867-78 watermark Maltese Cross 1 brown-lilac GA, good used with barred oval cancel, slight imperfections, perfs. ragged at top. S.G. 129, cat 4,000. Photo.
850 £1150
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on blued paper 1 brown-lilac BB used with neat ''MANCHESTER/YORK ST/JY 6/83'' c.d.s. and part of another, faint crease at top otherwise fine. S.G. 132, cat. 9,000. Photo.
851 £900
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on blued paper 5 orange BH overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, large part original gum, rather large hinge remainder and small corner crease otherwise fine. S.G. 133 (S58), Spec. J128s, cat 3,400. Photo.
852 £450
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. greenish-grey CF good used with registered oval cancels, small corner crease. S.G. 135, cat. 4,000. Photo.
853 £1800
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange DI unused without gum, a little rubbed at top left otherwise of good colour. S.G. 137. Photo.
854 £1200
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange BM used with neat ''BELFAST/SE 17/90'' c.d.s., a little creasing at top otherwise fine. S.G. 137, cat. 4,500. Photo.
855 £1600
Surface Printed: 1882-83 watermark anchor on white paper 5 orange DK of superb appearance with bright colour and crisp upright central ''HASTINGS/AP 18/02'' c.d.s., repaired at foot, otherwise fine. S.G. 137. Photo.
856 | £200
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark anchor 21/2d. rosy mauve plate 1 BL on blued paper, fine and fresh mint with large part original gum. S.G. 138, Spec. J1a, cat. 750. Photo.
857 | £250
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark anchor 21/2d. rosy mauve plate 1 HJ on white paper, fine and fresh mint with large part original gum. B.P.A. certificate (1979). S.G. 139, Spec. J1, cat. 525. Photo.
860 £450
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark orb 21/2d. blue plate 17 CB-DF block of ten overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, light diagonal bend and CC with small split where overprinted otherwise fine and fresh with full original gum (unmounted), a scarce multiple. S.G. Spec. J19s, cat. 1,400++. Photo.
861 £260
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark spray 3d. rose plate 11 AF variety double perforation (sides appear rouletted), good used with clear Liverpool ''466'' numeral. S.G. Spec. J36b, unpriced. Photo.
862 £100
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark spray 3d. rose plate 18 PG-PH pair overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, PG with short perf. and gum bend otherwise fine and fresh with full gum. S.G. Spec. J42s, cat. 440. Photo.
863 £300
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark spray 3d. rose plate 19 KI-LL top marginal block of eight (4 x 2), the top two rows of the pane showing ''POSTAGE THREE PENCE'' inscription, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, fresh with large part to full original gum, upper row and LI with creasing, others fine unmounted. Ex Latto. S.G. 144, Spec. J43s, cat. 1,760+. Photo.
867 | £300
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark large garter 4d. vermilion plate 15 IL unused (regummed), fine. S.G. 152, cat. 2,400. Photo.
868 | £200
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark large garter 4d. sage-green plate 15 QH, unused with some gum redistribution, gum bends, fine deep colour. S.G. 153, cat. 1,100. Photo.
869 | £240
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark large garter 4d. grey-brown plate 17 KK unused (regummed), fine with good colour. S.G. 154, cat. 2,400. Photo.
871 | £190
Surface Printed: 1873-80 watermark large garter 8d. orange NA fine unused (regummed), good colour. S.G. 156, cat. 1,500. Photo.
873 | £190
Surface Printed: 1880-83 watermark crown 6d. grey plate 17 KG and plate 18 PK mint, KG with rather large hinge remainder, PK very lightly mounted and fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. J88-89, cat. 750. Photo.
874 | £130
Surface Printed: 1880-81 'Provisional Issue' 1/2d. to 5d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, with additional 2d. shade, fine with full gum (unmounted), occasional small gum wrinkle. S.G. K1s, K3s, K4s, K5t, K6s, cat. 545. Photo.
876 £900
Surface Printed: 1880-81 'Provisional Issue' 1d., a completed die proof of the head with rectangular shaded background, uncleared circular surround with two white plug holes, in black on glazed card cut to size and mounted in counter-sunk frame endorsed '1d. Post' in red ink, very fine and unique ex De La Rue archives. See Wiseman's 'The De La Rue Years' vol. 1, page 153. Photo.
877 | £320
Surface Printed: 1880-81 'Provisional Issue' 11/2d. Venetian red in a fine and very fresh unmounted mint top left corner block of four (mounted in margin), a few light gum bends mainly in margin. S.G. 167, Spec. K4, cat. 900+. Photo.
878 | £350
Surface Printed: 1880-81 'Provisional Issue' 11/2d. Venetian red in a deep shade, in a fine and very fresh unmounted mint top marginal block of four (mounted in margin). S.G. 167, Spec. K4, cat. 900+. Photo.
879 | £250
Surface Printed: 1880-81 'Provisional Issue' 11/2d. Venetian red in a mint block of four, a few small light gum bends otherwise fine, one unmounted. S.G. 167, Spec. K4, cat. 900. Photo.
881 | £1450
Surface Printed: 1880-81 'Provisional Issue' 2d. deep rose in an exceptionally fresh unmounted mint top marginal block of twelve (3 x 4), a few blunt perfs. at top right and some gum wrinkling otherwise very fine with superb colour. S.G. 168a, Spec. K5(2), cat. 3,600+ (as singles). Photo.
883 | £190
Surface Printed: 1880-81 'Provisional Issue' 5d. indigo overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 12, with margin at left, small gum wrinkle otherwise very fine and fresh with full gum (unmounted, mounted in margin), very scarce. Spec. K6s. Photo.
884 | £1750
Surface Printed: 1880-81 'Provisional Issue' 5d. indigo in a deep shade, in a very fine anfd fresh unmounted mint top marginal block of four (mounted in margin), a couple of small gum wrinkles, a very scarce multiple. S.G. 169, Spec. K6, cat. 3,750+. Photo.
886 | £150
Surface Printed: 1881 die 1 14 dots 1d. lilac plate 8 imprimatur, a top marginal example (numbered in ink on margin), a few gum bends, fine and fresh with gum (stamp unmounted). S.G. Spec. K7, cat. 380. Photo.
887 | £1550
Surface Printed: 1881 die 1 14 dots 1d. lilac in a very fresh mint top left corner block of twenty (4 x 5, folded through lower row of perfs.), some light bends at foot of block otherwise fine with sixteen unmounted, a rare multiple. S.G. 170, Spec. K7(1), cat. 4,000++. Photo.
888 | £230
Surface Printed: 1881 die 1 14 dots 1d. bluish lilac unmounted mint, fine. Brandon Certificate (1994) for a block of six. S.G. Spec K7(2), cat. 500+. Photo.
889 | £380
Surface Printed: 1881 die 2 16 dots 1d. lilac overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 14, with sheet margin at top (folded through perfs.), small coloured offset on reverse otherwise fine and fresh with full gum (unmounted, mounted on front of margin), scarce. Brandon certificate (2001). S.G. Spec. K8u, cat. 850+. Photo.
890 | £1600
Surface Printed: 1881 die 2 16 dots 1d. lilac very fine and fresh unmounted mint lower right corner pair showing the control variety ''O'' over ''N'' (I), rare. S.G. Spec. KC44, cat. 2,750+. Photo.
891 | £200
Surface Printed: 1881 die 2 16 dots 1d. lilac with ''PEARS'/SOAP.'' advertisement in blue outline letters on reverse, fine and very fresh mint with sheet margin at right, very lightly mounted. S.G. Spec. K8l, cat. 600. Photo.
892 | £130
Surface Printed: 1881 die 2 16 dots 1d. lilac with dramatically misplaced horizontal and vertical perforations, fine mint, most unusual. R.P.S. certificate (2004). S.G. 172var. Photo.
893 | £120
Surface Printed: 1881 die 2 16 dots 1d. lilac variety watermark inverted in a mint lower right corner block of four with ''P'' (P) control, a few gum bends mainly in margin and small margin fault otherwise fine with lower pair unmounted. S.G. 172Wi. Photo.
894 | £110
Surface Printed: 1881 die 2 16 dots 1d. lilac single with inverted ''X'' control, margin perforated through, fine mint, scarce. S.G. Spec. KC53a, unpriced. Photo.
895 | £160
Surface Printed: 1881 die 2 16 dots 1d. bluish lilac fine and fresh mint. Brandon certificate (1993). S.G. 172a, Spec. K8(2), cat. 425. Photo.
896 | £350
Surface Printed: 1881 die 2 16 dots 1d. deep purple upper left corner marginal strip of three [R1/1-3] very fresh unmounted mint (mounted in margin) with R1/2 showing variety frame broken at bottom, small fault in sheet margin and right stamp with light corner crease, variety stamp very fine and fresh. Ex Baillie. S.G. Spec. K8(3)j, cat. 850+. Photo.
897 £200
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on blued paper 2s.6d. lilac MH used with neat ''PENRYN/MY 6/85'' c.d.s. with small part additional cancel at foot, a couple of small wrinkles otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (1962). S.G. 175, cat. 1,300. Photo.
900 £230
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on blued paper 10s. ultramarine DA overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, part original gum, slight thinning and a little surface rubbing. S.G. 177 (S89), Spec. K13s, cat. 2,500. Photo.
901 £120
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 2s.6d. lilac LA, 5s. rose BB and 10s. ultramarine FA good used with neat c.d.s. or registered oval (5s.) cancels, small imperfections, 10s. with a little light staining. S.G. 178, 180, 183, cat. 815. Photo.
905 | £300
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 5s. crimson AF fine mint, a few small gum wrinkles. S.G. 181, cat. 850. Photo.
906 £320
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. cobalt HH overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, part original gum (a little redistribution), collector's marks on reverse, of fine appearance. S.G. 182 (S91), Spec. K14(1)u, cat. 2,700. Photo.
907 | £2000
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. ultramarine CC overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 14, very fine and fresh with large part original gum, superb colour, very rare. R.P.S. certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. K14t, cat. 4,800. Photo.
908 | £450
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. ultramarine FF fine and fresh mint, light wrinkle and small offset on gum. S.G. 183, cat. 2,000. Photo.
909 | £100
Surface Printed: 1883-84 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. ultramarine JC very fine used with neat central ''QUAYSIDE/NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE/DE 7/87'' c.d.s. and part second strike above, fine colour. S.G. 183, cat. 475. Photo.
910 £350
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown lilac PC overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, large part original gum (lightly toned), small surface imperfection, of fine appearance. S.G. 185 (S93), Spec. K15t, cat. 2,600. Photo.
911 | £270
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac GC good used with c.d.s. and boxed cancel, trace of blue crayon at left, good colour. S.G. 185, cat. 2,400. Photo.
912 £240
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac HC good used with slightly oily barred oval cancel, lower right corner bend. S.G. 185, cat. 2,400. Photo.
913 £350
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac IA used with ''THREADNEEDLE STREET/E.C./AP 12/?'' c.d.s., small fault at foot and added corner perf., of fine appearance with good colour. S.G. 185, cat. 2,400. Photo.
914 £450
Surface Printed: 1884 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac ND with a large unprinted area to the right of the Queen's bun, very fine used with a crisp registered oval cancel, fine deep colour, scarce. S.G. 185var. Photo.
915 £480
Surface Printed: 1888 watermark orbs error 1 brown-lilac OB used with ''LONDON E.C./MR 9 88'' hooded circle and trace of red crayon, horizontal crease, good colour. S.G. 186, cat. 3,800. Photo.
916 £180
Surface Printed: 1883 1s. mauve ''INLAND PARCEL POST'' die proof essay on glazed card (92 x 60mm), very fine. Photo.
918 | £250
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'lilac and green' 11/2d. AC imperforate colour trial in green on gummed white paper watermarked crown, part original gum, tiny thin in extreme lower right corner otherwise fine and very scarce. Photo.
919 | £170
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'lilac and green' 11/2d. FG purple on orange colour trial, perf. 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine and fresh with large part original gum. Photo.
920 | £140
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'lilac and green' 11/2d. lilac AK-BL , an fine and fresh unmounted mint top right corner block of four with slightly 'off-white' gum, lightly folded through perfs. between stamps and right margin. S.G. 188, Spec. K18, cat. 500. Photo.
921 | £170
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'lilac and green' 2d. DJ purple on yellow colour trial, perf. 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine and fresh with large part original gum. Photo.
922 | £150
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'lilac and green' 2d. II purple on pink colour trial, perf. 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine and fresh with large part original gum. Photo.
923 | £220
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'lilac and green' 21/2d. EB purple on lilac colour trial, perf. 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, fine and fresh with full original gum (unmounted). Photo.
925 | £100
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'lilac and green' 3d. BK purple on blue colour trial, perf. 14 on gummed unwatermarked paper, small fault at lower right otherwise fine and fresh with large part original gum. Photo.
926 | £190
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'lilac and green' 4d. dull green AH-AI top marginal pair mint, AH with a couple of tone spots on gum, a few gum bends otherwise fine, AI unmounted. S.G. 192, Spec. K22, cat. 900. Photo.
930 £750
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'lilac and green' 9d. dull green IR imprimatur with watermark sideways-inverted, very fine and fresh with large part original gum, pencil no. '2' on gum. S.G. Spec. K25b, cat. 1,800. Photo.
932 | £350
Surface Printed: 1883-84 'lilac and green' 9d. dull green LS variety watermark sideways inverted unmounted mint, a few perfs. toned on reverse otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 195Wi,Spec. K25b, cat. 1,500+. Photo.
933 | £250
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 1/2d. orange-vermilion in a mint lower right corner block of four with ''Q'' control, perf. type E from vertical comb perforator, a couple of small marks om gum otherwise fine and scarce. Hendon certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. KC22a, unpriced. Photo.
934 | £95
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 11/2d. pale dull purple and pale green in a fine and fresh unmounted mint lower left corner block of twelve (4 x 3, mounted in margin) from setting 3, light bend on one and small margin fault. S.G. 198, Spec. K29(1), cat. 264 (as singles).
935 | £1400
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 2d. green and scarlet in an unmounted mint right margin block of six (3 x 2), three with light diagonal bends otherwise fine and very fresh, a rare multiple. Photocopy of R.P.S. certificate (1988) for a block of twenty-one, Brandon certificate (2005). S.G. 199, Spec. K30(1), cat. 2,850 (as singles). Photo.
936 | £200
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 2d. green and scarlet unmounted mint with sheet margin at foot, tiny gum crease otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 199, Spec. K30(1), cat. 475. Photo.
937 £220
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 2d. green and scarlet fine unmounted mint, gum wrinkle. R.P.S. Certificate (1978). S.G. 199, cat 475. Photo.
938 | £90
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 21/2d. deep purple on blue in a very fresh unmounted mint lower right corner block of four from setting 3, light diagonal bend otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. K31(3), cat. 280 (as singles).
939 | £1400
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 3d. purple on orange in a very fine and fresh mint block of four, a rare multiple. Ex Fisher. R.P.S. certificate (1972). S.G. 204, cat. 3,000+, S.G. Spec. K32(3). Photo.
940 | £380
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 3d. purple on orange fine and fresh mint, very lightly mounted, scarce. Brandon certificate (1997). S.G. 204, cat. 750, Spec. K32(3). Photo.
941 £260
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 3d. purple on orange, a mint pair, a little rubbed and one with gum crease, otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (1949) for a block of four of which this is the top pair. S.G. 204, cat. 1,500. Photo.
942 £170
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 3d. purple on orange good mint, a little rubbed at top. S.G. 204, cat. 750. Photo.
943 | £100
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 4d. deep green and deep brown on ribbed paper, an unmounted mint lower left corner pair in a deep shade of green, the right stamp shows a frame break variety at top right, fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. K33var. Photo.
944 | £240
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 4d. green and deep brown in a fine and fresh unmounted mint top left corner block of eight (4 x 2) with double interpanneau margin above showing complete ''PO'' of watermark, R1/3 shows variety major break in frame, some gum bends and creasing in margin. Hendon certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. K33(2)g, cat. 500 (as singles).
945 | £380
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 4d. green and deep chocolate-brown in an unmounted mint top of pane block of ten (5 x 2, mounted in margin) with interpanneau pillars at right, fine and fresh, a scarce multiple. R.P.S. certificate (1986) for a complete pane. S.G. Spec. K33(3), cat. 950 (as singles).
946 | £500
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 41/2d. green and deep bright carmine, a very fine and fresh unmounted mint example with interpanneau margin at left, (imperfection in margin), scarce. Hendon certificate (2008). S.G. 206a, Spec. K34(3), cat. 800. Photo.
947 | £100
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 6d. slate-purple on rose-red in a fine and fresh mint block of four. Ex Baillie. S.G. Spec. K37(3).
948 | £180
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 6d. very deep purple on deep rose-red paper, a lower right corner single from setting 1, a very fine and fresh example of this rare shade. S.G. Spec. K37var. Photo.
949 | £150
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 9d. dull purple and blue in a foot of pane mint strip of five, second setting from pane G, very fine and fresh with four stamps unmounted. S.G. Spec. K38(1), cat. 420 (as singles). Photo.
950 | £130
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 9d. dull purple and bright blue in a mint block of four, fine and fresh with the lower pair unmounted. Ex Baillie. S.G. Spec. K38(2), cat. 540 (as singles). Photo.
951 | £95
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 9d. slate-purple and blue in a mint block of four, fine and fresh with the lower pair unmounted. Ex Baillie. S.G. Spec. K38(3), cat. 350 (as singles). Photo.
952 | £140
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 10d. dull purple and carmine in a lower left corner block of four, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. Ex Baillie. S.G. Spec. K39(1), cat. 325. Photo.
954 | £350
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 10d. dull purple and deep dull carmine, an unmounted mint example with margin at right (mounted in margin), very fine and fresh, scarce. R.P.S. certificate (2005). S.G. 210a, Spec. K39(2), cat. 600. Photo.
955 | £320
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 10d. dull purple and deep dull carmine, an unmounted mint example with margin at left, fine and fresh, scarce. Photocopy of Brandon certificate (1987) for a block of four. S.G. 210a, Spec. K39(2), cat. 600. Photo.
956 | £150
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 10d. deep dull purple and scarlet shade, a fine and fresh unmounted mint lower left corner pair. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. K39var. Photo.
957 | £750
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 1s. dull green in an unmounted mint block of four, small gum wrinkle otherwise fine and very fresh. S.G. 211, Spec. K40(1), cat. 1,500. Photo.
958 | £700
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 1s. dull green in a mint lower right corner block of four from setting 1, light vertical gum bend through right pair otherwise fine and fresh with lower pair unmounted. S.G. 211, Spec. K40(1), cat. 1,000 (as singles). Photo.
960 | £1250
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 1s. grey-green in an unmounted mint top left corner block of four (mounted in margin), from setting 2, one with a few small coloured offsets on reverse otherwise fine and very fresh. S.G. Spec. K40(2), cat. 1,500+. Photo.
961 | £270
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 1s. grey-green, an unmounted mint top right corner single on 'Repp' paper (mounted in margin), from setting 1, light vertical gum bend and crease in margin otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. K40(2). Photo.
962 | £1000
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 1 green RA fine and very fresh mint with part sheet margin at left, a couple of light gum wrinkles. S.G. 212, cat. 3,500. Photo.
963 £850
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 1 green TD mint, gum a little toned and small wrinkle otherwise fine with good colour, collector's marks on reverse. S.G. 212, cat. 3,500. Photo.
964 | £140
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 1 green NC good used with registered oval datestamp, ironed out diagonal crease. S.G. 212, cat. 700. Photo.
965 £210
Surface Printed: 1887-92 'Jubilee' 1 green SC used with two ''LOMBARD STREET/NO 25/99'' c.d.s. cancels, fine. S.G. 212, cat. 700. Photo.
967 | £100
Surface Printed: 1900 1s. green and carmine in a fine and very fresh unmounted mint lower left corner block of four, two small light gum bends. S.G. 214, Spec. K41, cat. 350. Photo.
968 | £180
Surface Printed: 1900 1s. green and carmine-pink shade, an unmounted mint top right corner single (mounted in margin), extremely fine and fresh. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. 214var, Spec. K41var. Photo.
969 | £750
Surface Printed: 1900 1s. green and carmine variety watermark inverted, with inking flaw on ''S'' of ''POSTAGE'', fine and fresh mint, scarce. S.G. 214Wi, Spec. K41a, cat. 1,500. Photo.
970 £1100
Officials: A mint and used selection on Safe album leaves with QV and KE VII I.R., Army, Govt. Parcels, Board of Education, Admiralty with types O10 and O11 opts., values to 1s., forgeries, etc., varied condition. (101).
971 | £380
Officials: A mainly used selection on leaves, incl. Inland Revenue 1902-04 1d. (4) used on separate covers, Office od Works 1902-03 2d. (3), Army Official 1902-03 6d. type 04 mint pair, Government Parcels, etc., mixed condition. (162).
972 £210
Officials: A selection, the majority with forged overprints but incl. some genuine with I.R. 1882-85 1s. NK overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9 (regummed), B.O.E. 1902-04 1d. mint, R.H. 1902 1d. used, Admiralty 1903 3d. used, etc. (22). Sold 'as is'.
973 £230
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1885 watermark anchor on blued paper 5s. rose ED overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, a fresh example with large part original gum, two slight thins, otherwise fine. The overprint has been verified. S.G. O8 (SO7), Spec. L7(1)s, cat. 2,200. Photo.
974 £1450
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 watermark anchor on white paper 5s. rose IG mint with part original gum, small lower right corner bend and a couple of small marks in margin at foot otherwise fine and fresh. B.P.A. certificate (1998). S.G. O9, cat. 6,000. Photo.
975 £480
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 watermark anchor on white paper 5s. rose NB with blue-black overprint, an attractive used example with upright ''NEWCASTLEONTYNE/SP 16/95'' c.d.s., blunted corner perf. at lower left and trace of slight wrinkling, otherwise fine and scarce. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O9b, cat. 2,000. Photo.
976 £2600
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. ultramarine FA, a very fresh mint example with large part original gum, some slight creasing or gum creasing and trace of a few slight tone spots on gum, otherwise fine and of excellent colour. Ex Silkin. Clear R.P.S. certificate (1969) and B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O10, cat. 8,500. Photo.
977 £1600
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 watermark anchor on white paper 10s. ultramarine KB, a very fine used example with neat slightly oily ''ACCOUNTS BRANCH/8 OC 94/P.O. GLASGOW'' oval datestamp. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O10, cat. 2,500. Photo.
978 £880
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1885 watermark crowns 1 brown-lilac HA overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 11, a very fresh example with virtually full original gum and excellent colour, small tone spot at lower right corner where two perfs. are a little gum soaked, otherwise fine. The overprint has been verified. S.G. O11 (SO12), Spec. L9s, cat. 4,500. Photo.
979 £2300
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1890 watermark orbs error 1 brown lilac JA overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 9, slight trace of creasing, otherwise fine with large part original gum (small handstamp on gum). S.G. O12, SO13, cat. 8,250. Photo.
980 £1150
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1889 1s. dull green with overprint in blue-black, very fine mint with large part original gum. Rare, not listed by Gibbons. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O15var. Photo.
982 £1500
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1892 1 green PC, a very fresh mint example with large part original gum, a few short perfs. at foot and vertical gum crease at left not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine, ''Richter'' and ''B'' handstamps on gum. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O16, cat. 9,000. Photo.
983 £500
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1892 1 green RC, a most attractive used example with light ''ACCOUNTS BRANCH/7 OC 92/P.O. GLASGOW'' oval datestamp leaving head completely clear, a few perfs. just blunted at foot and faint purple marks on reverse, otherwise fine. The overprint has been verified. S.G. O16, cat. 2,200. Photo.
985 £1150
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1901 1s. green and carmine, a fine mint example with large part original gum (slightly 'off-white'), scarce. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O19, cat. 3,500. Photo.
986 £300
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1901 1s. green and carmine, a fine used example. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O19, cat. 1,250. Photo.
987 £500
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1902-04 21/2d. ultramarine, an exceptionally fresh mint example with full original gum, a few tiny tone spots on gum, otherwise fine and of excellent colour. Clear B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O22, cat. 900. Photo.
988 £2100
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1902-04 1s. green and carmine, a very fine and fresh mint example with large part original gum, excellent colour and very scarce. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O24, cat. 3,500. Photo.
989 £2900
Officials: Inland Revenue: 1902-04 5s. bright carmine, a fine used example of this very scarce stamp with light hooded circle ''REGISTERED31 MR 04'' circular datestamp. Ex Houtzamer. R.P.S. certificate (1924) and B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O25, cat. 9,000. Photo.
992 £260
Officials: Office of Works: 1896-1902 10d. dull purple and carmine, fine used with c.d.s., just a slight trace of creasing. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O35, cat. 1,500. Photo.
993 £160
Officials: Office of Works: 1902-03 2d. yellowish green and carmine-red very fine used on small piece with light neat ''SOUTH WESTERNDISTRICTOFFICE/AP 28/04'' c.d.s. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O38, cat. 400. Photo.
994 £180
Officials: Office of Works: 1902-03 21/2d. ultramarine fine used with London hooded circle c.d.s. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O39, cat. 600. Photo.
995 £85
Officials: Army: 1896-1901 1/2d. vermilion showing large break to lower left of ''O'' of ''OFFICIAL'', fine used with neat part squared circle cancellation. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. O41var. Photo.
996 | £580
Officials: Army: 1896-1901 1d. lilac in an unmounted mint lower right corner block of six (3 x 2, folded through perfs. between last two columns) with control ''W'' (I), the overprint misplaced to the left and skewed upwards leaving the ''O'' of ''OFFICIAL'' to appear at the right of the stamps to varying degrees, the corner stamp with the ''O'' almost completely missing, light bend on one otherwise fine and fresh, most unusual, the unique control piece from the recently discovered complete pane of 120. S.G. O43var, Spec. L38var. Photo.
997 £1300
Officials: Army: 1903 6d. pale dull purple with type O6 overprint, very fine and fresh lighty mounted mint. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O52, cat. 2,500. Photo.
999 £820
Officials: Army: 1903 6d. pale dull purple with type O6 overprint, a fine and very scarce used pair with ''CHATHAM'' double ring cancellations. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O52, cat. 2,400+. Photo.
1000 £260
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1883-86 6d. dull green DM, a fresh mint example with part original gum, vertical crease not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine, the overprint has been verified. S.G. O62, cat. 2,500. Photo.
1001 £450
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1883-86 9d. dull green HF unused (sweated gum), fine colour. R.P.S. certificate (1977). S.G. O63, cat. 2,000. Photo.
1002 £520
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1883-86 1s. orange-brown plate 13 QL, a very fresh mint example with large part original gum, minor bend at lower left not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O64, cat. 1,300. Photo.
1008 £280
Officials: Govt. Parcels: 1891-1900 1s. green and carmine, exceptionally fine and fresh lightly mounted mint. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O72, cat. 500. Photo.
1010 £1600
Officials: Board of Education: 1902 5d. dull purple and blue, a very fine and fresh mint example with virtually full original gum, very scarce. B.P.A. certificate (1977). S.G. O81, cat. 3,000. Photo.
1011 £900
Officials: Board of Education: 1902 5d. dull purple and blue, a fine example of this scarce stamp with part original gum, tiny split at upper right not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O81, cat. 3,000. Photo.
1012 £2500
Officials: Board of Education: 1902 1s. green and carmine, a fine mint example of this rare stamp with part original gum. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O82, cat. 7,500. Photo.
1013 £2700
Officials: Board of Education: 1902 1s. green and carmine, exceptionally fine used on small piece with neat ''CHESTER/JA 21/04'' circular datestamp, very scarce. R.P.S. certificate (1960) and B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O82, cat. 4,500+. Photo.
1014 £450
Officials: Board of Education: 1902-04 1/2d. blue-green, a fine and very rare mint block of six (3 x 2), five stamps unmounted, a few perfs. just blunted and a couple of tiny faint tone spots on gum. Clear B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O83. Photo.
1015 £350
Officials: Board of Education: 1902-04 1/2d. blue-green (9 with three vertical pairs) and 1d. scarlet (4 with a horizontal pair), mainly fresh mint of fine appearance, some imperfections. The overprints have all been verified. (13). S.G. O83, 84, cat. 2,080.
1016 £1600
Officials: Board of Education: 1902-04 21/2d. ultramarine, fine mint with part original gum, excellent colour. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O85, cat. 4,000. Photo.
1017 £1000
Officials: Board of Education: 1902-04 21/2d. ultramarine, a fresh mint example of this rare stamp with large part original gum, light diagonal crease or gum crease at lower right not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O85, cat. 4,000. Photo.
1018 £180
Officials: Royal Household: 1902 1/2d. blue-green very fine and fresh mint. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O91, cat. 375. Photo.
1019 £95
Officials: Admiralty: 1903 2d. yellowish green and carmine-red, a fresh mint example with virtually full original gum, minor gum crease and tiny natural paper flaw, otherwise fine. The overprint has been verified. S.G. O104, cat. 325. Photo.
1020 £110
Officials: Admiralty: 1903 21/2d. ultramarine, a fine mint example with large part original gum, minute tone spot on gum at tip of one corner perf. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O105, cat. 450. Photo.
1021 £400
Officials: Admiralty: 1903-04 11/2d. dull purple and green, an exceptionally fine and fresh mint example. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O109, cat. 900. Photo.
1022 £120
Officials: Admiralty: 1903-04 11/2d. dull purple and green, a good used example with ''MY 9/04'' c.d.s., small tone spot, otherwise fine. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O109, cat. 600. Photo.
1023 £500
Officials: Admiralty: 1903-04 2d. yellowish green and carmine-red, a fresh mint example with large part original gum, tiny tone spot on gum, not detracting from appearance, otherwise fine. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O110, cat. 1,500. Photo.
1024 £350
Officials: Admiralty: 1903-04 21/2d. ultramarine, a fine example with part duplex, scarce. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O111, cat. 850. Photo.
1025 £520
Officials: Admiralty: 1903-04 3d. dull purple on orange-yellow, a fine and fresh mint example with large part original gum, slight rubbing at foot. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O112, cat. 1,400. Photo.
1026 £130
Officials: Admiralty: 1903-04 3d. dull purple on orange-yellow, a good used example, scarce. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. O112, cat. 350. Photo.
1027 | £3000
King Edward VII: A mainly mint collection on leaves, incl. 1902-10 De La Rue to 2s.6d. (3), 5s. (3), 10s. and 1, 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 1d. intense rose-red with Hendon Certificate (1994), 1911-13 Somerset House to 2s.6d., 5s., 10s. and 1, shades, etc., varied condition. (122).
1028 £1400
King Edward VII: A collection on Safe album leaves incl. 1902-10 De La Rue to 2s.6d. (3), 5s. (2), 10s., 1, mint, to 10s. (2), 1, used, 10d. no cross on crown varieties with dull purple and carmine used (blunt corner), dull purple and scarlet mint, 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. no wmk. (brick-red) unmounted mint, perf. 15 x 14 1d. to 4d. mint, 1911-13 Somerset House values to 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s., mint, 6d. on 'Dickinson' coated paper mint, to 10s. used, etc., varied condition, many fine. (139). Photo.
1029 | £380
King Edward VII: A mint selection, incl. values to 9d. (4), 10d. (4), 1s. (4), printings, shades, etc., mainly fine. (105).
1030 | £110
King Edward VII: A used selection, incl. range of shades and printing to 2s.6d. (8), 5s. (3), 10s. (2), many with c.d.s's, etc., mixed condition. (83).
1031 | £80
King Edward VII: A mint selection in an album, incl. range of shades, values to 1s. (3), etc., varied condition. (66).
1032 | £240
King Edward VII: 1/2d. mint selection on stockleaves, incl. range of controls (46), mainly good to fine. (90).
1033 | £400
King Edward VII: 1d. mint selection on stockleaves, incl. range of controls (44), mainly good to fine. (160).
1034 £1150
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 1/2d. to 1s. collection of mint shades on leaves with ordinary and chalky paper printings, with 1/2d. (5), 1d. (3), 11/2d. (3), 2d. (4), 21/2d. single and block of four, 3d. (5), 4d. green and brown (4), 4d. orange (2), 5d. (3), 6d. (2), 7d., 9d. (4), 10d. (4) and 1s. (3), mainly fine and fresh with the majority unmounted. (48).
1035 | £230
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 1/2d. dull blue-green right margin vertical pair, the lower stamp with an unprinted portion with the missing printed portion attached to the margin, due to a double paper fold, a few gum wrinkles, unmounted mint, a spectacular variety. S.G. 215var. Photo.
1036 | £620
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 1/2d. single and block of twelve (3 x 4), 1d. strip of three, 21/2d. and 6d. all used together on large envelope to Musselburgh, tied by Earls Court 1902 (Jan. 1st) first day duplex cancels, envelope creased and repaired but very scarce. Photo.
1037 | £210
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 1/2d. very deep blue-green in a NE corner marginal block of four from lower pane, one with tone spot on reverse and crease in margin otherwise very fine and fresh unmounted mint. Hendon certificate (2009). S.G. Spec. M1var. Photo.
1040 £130
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 1/2d. yellowish green dramatically misperforated, fine mint. S.G. 218var. Photo.
1042 | £160
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 1d. blood-red, a fine and fresh mint control ''B'' marginal example. Hendon certificate (1999). S.G. Spec. M5var. Photo.
1044 | £120
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 11/2d. slate-purple and bluish green on chalky in a fine and very fresh unmounted mint NW corner block of four (lightly mounted in margin). Ex Baillie. Hendon certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. M9(2), cat. 350. Photo.
1045 | £150
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 11/2d. deep slate-purple and bluish green on chalky in a fine and very fresh mint SW corner block of four with date cut, pencilled ''30.V.1911'' in margin, pencil note on lower pair on reverse, upper pair very lightly mounted and lower pair unmounted. Ex Baillie. Hendon certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. M9(3), cat. 280 (as singles). Photo.
1047 | £80
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 2d. pale greyish green and scarlet-vermilion fine mint, unhinged but with slight coloured offsets on gum. Hendon certificate (1997). S.G. Spec. M11(3), cat. 280. Photo.
1048 | £220
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 2d. grey-green and carmine-red in a fine and fresh unmounted mint SW corner block of four from lower pane (mounted in margin). Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M11(4), cat. 400+. Photo.
1050 | £130
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 2d. grey-green and scarlet on chalky in an unmounted mint NW corner block of four from upper pane (mounted in margin), a few light bends mainly in margins otherwise fine and fresh. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M12(4), cat. 375. Photo.
1051 £250
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 21/2d. very bright deep ultramarine in a top left corner block of six (3 x 2), light gum bends at foot and corner crease in margin otherwise fine and fresh unmounted mint. Brandon certificate (2005). S.G. Spec. M16(1)var. Photo.
1053 | £120
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 3d. deep purple on orange-yellow on chalky fine mint with part margin at foot. Hendon certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. M20var. Photo.
1054 | £600
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 4d. green and grey-brown in an unmounted mint NE corner block of fifteen (3 x 5, mounted in margin), a few small wrinkles and a little perf. separation in top margin otherwise fine and fresh, a scarce multiple. Hendon certificate (2008). S.G. Spec. M23(1), cat. 1,650+. Photo.
1055 | £190
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 4d. green and brown in an unmounted mint NE corner block of four from upper pane, a few small wrinkles mainly in margin otherwise fine and fresh. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M23(2), cat. 550. Photo.
1056 | £160
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 4d. green and chocolate-brown on chalky in an unmounted mint block of six (3 x 2) with sheet margin at foot, fine and fresh. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M24(1), cat. 420+. Photo.
1058 | £520
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 4d. brown-orange in a SE corner block of four from lower pane, a few light gum wrinkles otherwise fine and fresh, three stamps unmounted. B.P.A. certificate (2004). S.G. Spec. M25(1), cat. 1,200. Photo.
1061 | £850
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 9d. slate-purple and ultramarine, head Plate 1, duty plate 1, a superb unmounted mint block of eight (mounted in margins), the lower half of pane F (less R3/2 and 3/3). Ex Aurelius. Hendon certificate (2009). S.G. 251, Spec. M39(2), cat. 1,560+ (as singles). Photo.
1063 | £110
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 9d. deep slate-purple and deep ultramarine on chalky, head plate 2, duty plate 2, pane H, R4/5 SE corner single in an intense shade with both colours very deep, fresh mint, diagonal gum crease and two perfs. just blunted, otherwise fine and striking. Ex Aurelius. Hendon certificate (2009). S.G. Spec. M40(4) var. Photo.
1065 | £140
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 10d. slate-purple and carmine on chalky in an unmounted mint NE corner pair (mounted in margin), Head Plate 1, Duty Plate 1, light gum bend otherwise fine and fresh. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M43(2), cat. 450. Photo.
1066 £580
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 10d. slate-purple and carmine on chalky, a top marginal mint block of four [R1/7-2/8], R1/8 with no cross on Crown variety and with a frame break at lower left, mounted in margin and on lower right stamp, the others (incl. the variety) fine unmounted. S.G. Spec. M43(2), b, cat. 1,240+. Photo.
1067 | £350
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 10d. slate-purple and deep carmine on chalky, a lower marginal mint block of four from upper pane, head plate 2, [R3/5-4/6, probably pane Y], R4/5 showing a fine example of the quoin flaw, slight rubbing, upper pair with perfs. reinforced with hinge and right stamp torn at foot, otherwise fine and fresh with lower pair unmounted. Ex Aurelius. Hendon certificate (2009). S.G. Spec. M43(3), cat. 1,700 (as singles). Photo.
1068 | £920
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 10d. dull purple and scarlet on chalky in a superb unmounted mint top marginal block of six (3 x 2, mounted in margin), very fresh. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M43(5), cat. 1,440+. Photo.
1070 £75
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 2s.6d. (double impression) and 5s. imperforate plate proofs on poor quality buff paper, 5s. with some thinning. S.G. Spec. M48, 51, cat. 310. Photo.
1071 | £720
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 2s.6d. lilac [R1/1-2/2] NW corner block of four, exceptionally fresh unmounted mint (mounted in margin), some slight offsets on gum and the right hand pair with some creasing or gum creasing not detracting from appearance, a lovely delicate shade. Ex Aurelius. Hendon certificate (2010). S.G. 260, Spec. M48(1), cat. 2,500. Photo.
1072 | £140
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 2s.6d. lilac, an unmounted mint SE corner single (folded through perfs.), light vertical gum creases otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. M48(1), cat. 500. Photo.
1075 | £260
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 10s. ultramarine fresh mint, light vertical gum crease otherwise fine. S.G. 265, Spec. M53(1), cat. 850. Photo.
1076 | £100
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 10s. ultramarine fresh mint, light vertical crease and two toned perfs. otherwise fine. S.G. 265, Spec. M53(1), cat. 850. Photo.
1078 | £650
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green mint, handstamp on gum, faint horizontal bend otherwise fine, well centred. S.G. 266. cat. 2,000. Photo.
1079 | £350
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green mint, small thin at top. S.G. 266, cat. 2,000. Photo.
1080 £140
King Edward VII: 1902-10 De La Rue 1 dull blue-green used with neat ''GUERNSEY/AU 19/11'' c.d.s., some perf. staining and two short perfs. S.G. 266, cat. 750. Photo.
1081 £40000
King Edward VII: 1910 De La Rue unissued 2d. Tyrian plum, a very fine mint example of this twentieth century rarity with large part slightly streaky original gum, a couple of tiny natural surface specks noted as 'slightly soiled' on otherwise clear R.P.S. certificate (2002) which seems very harsh. S.G. 266a, cat. 85,000. Photo.
1082 £350
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison mint collection on leaves with perf. 14 1/2d. to 4d., additional 1/2d. deep dull yellow-green (very blotchy print), two examples (one unmounted), each with R.P.S. certificate (one for a strip of three), and perf. 15 x 14 1/2d. to 4d. with additional 1d. shades (2), also perf. 14 1d. aniline rose used on piece, varied condition, mainly fine with majority unmounted. (15).
1087 | £190
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1/2d. bright green (fine impression), a fine unmounted mint lower left corner example, a few small light bends mainly in margin. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. 271, Spec. M3(6), cat. 425. Photo.
1088 | £130
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. intense rose-red, a fine and fresh unmounted mint lower right corner example (mounted in margin), a couple of light gum bends. R.P.S. certificate (1987) for a block of four. S.G. Spec. M6(3), cat. 375. Photo.
1089 | £400
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. deep rose-carmine, a top left corner unmounted mint example, small margin fault, stamp extremely fine and fresh. Brandon certificate (2005) for a pair. S.G. Spec. M6(6), cat. 600. Photo.
1090 | £350
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. aniline rose (F) in a deep shade, in an unmounted mint ''A 11'' control pair, centred low otherwise extremely fine and fresh. Brandon certificate (2005, for a block of six) and Hendon certificate (2006) both noting deep shade. S.G. Spec. M6(7) var. Photo.
1092 £400
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. aniline pink fine and fresh unmounted mint, small light gum bend in corner. B.P.A. certificate (1995). S.G. 275, Spec. M6(8), cat. 1,200. Photo.
1093 £420
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. aniline pink in an intense deep shade mint, gum crease in corner otherwise fine and fresh. R.P.S. certificate (2005). S.G. 275, Spec. M6(8), cat. 650+. Photo.
1094 £180
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. aniline pink used with Liverpool 1911 (June 6th) c.d.s. cancel, toned perf. otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (1963). S.G. 275, Spec. M6(8), cat. 350. Photo.
1095 £120
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. aniline pink good used with c.d.s. cancel. S.G. 275, cat. 350. Photo.
1097 £170
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 1d. aniline rose, fine unmounted mint in a deep shade. R.P.S. certificate (2004) for a block of six from which this example comes. S.G. 275a, Spec. M6(7), cat. 275. Photo.
1098 | £120
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 21/2d. deep bright blue in a mint NE corner block of four, margin fault at right, left pair with vertical crease, right pair fine unmounted. Hendon certificate (2009). S.G. Spec. M17(1), cat. 490 (as singles). Photo.
1099 | £230
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 21/2d. bright blue in an unmounted mint NW corner block of four (mounted in margin), occasional small gum wrinkle otherwise fine and fresh. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M17(2), cat. 700. Photo.
1100 | £100
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 21/2d. bright blue in a mint NW corner block of four, lower right stamp with blunted corner otherwise fine and fresh with one unmounted. Hendon certificate (2009). S.G. Spec. M17(2), cat. 335 (as singles). Photo.
1101 | £210
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 14 4d. deep bright orange in a mint block of four, top left stamp with two light bends, lower pair unmounted, fine and fresh. Ex Aurelius. Hendon certificate (2009). S.G. Spec. M26(2), cat. 720 (as singles). Photo.
1104 | £170
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 3d. purple on lemon in a mint block of four, the lower right stamp with plate 5 [R. 20/2] broken scroll variety, top right stamp with light diagonal crease, lower pair (incl. the variety) fine unmounted. Ex Baillie. Hendon certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. M22(1), b, cat. 440+. Photo.
1105 | £80
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 3d. greyish purple on lemon in a mint SE corner block of four, fine and fresh with three unmounted. Hendon certificate (2010) notes ''slightly faded''. S.G. Spec. M22(2), cat. 305 (as singles). Photo.
1106 | £95
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 3d. greyish purple on lemon, a mint left marginal interpanneau block of four, fine and fresh with one unmounted. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M22(2), cat. 235 (as singles). Photo.
1110 | £120
King Edward VII: 1911 Harrison perf. 15 x 14 4d. intense orange, an unmounted mint top margin single (mounted in margin), a few small gum wrinkles, fine and fresh. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M27var. Photo.
1111 £920
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 11/2d. to 1s. collection of mint shades on leaves with 11/2d. (3) incl. deep plum and deep green top left corner example (R.P.S. certificate, 1992), 2d., 5d. (2), 6d. (3) incl. royal purple, ''Dickinson'' coated paper with left margin and interpane pillars at foot (R.P.S. certificate, 1975, for a pair), 7d., 9d. (5) incl. slate-purple and cobalt-blue, 10d. (3) and 1s. (4), mainly fine with majority unmounted. (22).
1112 £300
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 11/2d. dark purple and green (golden brown fluorescence), fine mint with large part original gum. Photocopy of Hendon certificate (2006) for block of four of which this is the upper left stamp. S.G. Spec. M10(9), cat. 600. Photo.
1113 | £90
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 11/2d. dull reddish purple and bright green in an unmounted mint lower marginal block of four, fine and fresh. Hendon certificate (2009). S.G. Spec. M10(3), cat. 275. Photo.
1114 | £190
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 11/2d. dull purple and green in an unmounted mint right marginal block of nine (3 x 3, mounted on front of margin), fine and fresh. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M10(5), cat. 495 (as singles). Photo.
1116 | £80
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 11/2d. slate-purple and green (F) in an unmounted mint block of four, a few light gum bends, fine and fresh. Ex Aurelius. Hendon certificate (2009). S.G. Spec. M10(7), cat. 240 (as singles). Photo.
1117 | £100
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 2d. deep dull green and red in an unmounted mint NE corner block of six (3 x 2, mounted in margin), two with light gum bends otherwise fine and very fresh. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M13(1), cat. 330 (as singles). Photo.
1118 £260
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 2d. deep dull green and red, a left margin pair with the left stamp showing a complete offset on reverse and a small portion on the other, mounted on front, a fine variety. S.G. 290var. Photo.
1121 | £160
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 5d. dull reddish purple and bright blue in an unmounted mint NW corner block of four, with plate H4c [R. 1/1] variety ''E'' of ''POSTAGE'' with top stokes joined (early state), fine and fresh. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M30(2), h, cat. 290+ (as singles). Photo.
1124 | £320
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 6d. dull lilac (F) in a mint plate 9a date cut SE corner block of four, top pair rather heavily mounted, lower pair unmounted, fine and fresh. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M33(5), cat. 910. Photo.
1125 | £260
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 6d. blackish purple (GBF) in an unmounted mint plate 2 date cut SW corner strip of three, pencil note in margin on reverse, fine and very fresh. Hendon certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. M33(7), cat. 525 (as singles). Photo.
1126 | £80
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 6d. pale dull purple in an unmounted mint plate 11 date cut SE corner strip of five, tiny offset on first, and lightly folded between third and fourth otherwise fine and very fresh. Hendon certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. M33A(4), cat. 275 (as singles). Photo.
1127 | £90
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 6d. pale dull purple in a mint plate 10 date cut SE corner block of six (2 x 3), top pair rather heavily mounted otherwise fine and very fresh with the lower block of four unmounted. Hendon certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. M33A(5), cat. 280 (as singles). Photo.
1128 | £130
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 6d. deep plum on chalky in a mint SW corner block of eight (4 x 2), pencil note in margin on reverse, two with just tiny adhesions otherwise unmounted mint, fine and fresh. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. 303, Spec. M36, cat. 390 (as singles). Photo.
1130 | £140
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 7d. deep slate-grey in a mint strip of three, fine and fresh with two stamps unmounted. Hendon certificate (2006). S.G. Spec. M38(1), cat. 520. Photo.
1131 | £160
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 7d. deep slate-grey in a mint block of four, some gum creasing otherwise fine, lower pair unmounted (one with pencil note on gum). Hendon certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. M38(1), cat. 640 (as singles). Photo.
1134 | £400
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 9d. dull reddish purple and blue head plate 3, duty plate 3, an extremely fine and fresh unmounted mint SE corner date cut block of four. Ex Barton. Hendon certificate (2009). S.G. Spec. M41(3), cat. 600+. Photo.
1135 | £150
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 9d. dull reddish purple and blue in a fine and fresh mint NW corner block of four, with head plate cut over [R. 1/2], three stamps unmounted. Hendon certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. M41(3), cat. 420 (as singles). Photo.
1136 | £170
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 9d. slate-purple and cobalt-blue (F) pane C [R1/5] NE corner single showing head plate rule damage at right due to quoin being overtightened, leading to the purple being printed over the blue and proving that the duty colour (blue) was printed first, fine unmounted mint (mounted in margin), usual gum wrinkles. An important proving piece. Ex Aurelius. B.P.A. certificate (2009). S.G. Spec. M41(4), cat. 300+. Photo.
1137 | £210
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 9d. deep plum and blue in an unmounted mint left marginal block of four with interpanneau pillars, light diagonal bend otherwise very fine and fresh. Hendon certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. M41(5), cat. 600. Photo.
1138 | £90
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 10d. dull reddish purple and scarlet, head plate 2a, duty plate 1a, pane X bottom strip with one stamp [R4/1] remaining, very fine and fresh mint (stamp unmounted), centred to upper left, perfs. separated and rejoined in margin at position 1/12, very scarce. Ex Aurelius. S.G. Spec. M44(1).
1139 | £750
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 10d. dull reddish purple and aniline pink (F) in an unmounted mint lower maginal block of four with interpanneau pillars, very fine and fresh, a scarce multiple. Hendon certificate (2008). S.G. Spec. M44(5), cat. 1,900 (as singles). Photo.
1140 | £180
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 10d. dull reddish purple and aniline pink (F), fine unmounted mint. Hendon certificate (2006). S.G. Spec. M44(5), cat. 475. Photo.
1141 £220
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 10d. dull reddish-purple and aniline pink, fine unmounted mint. Brandon certificate (2000) for a block of four of which this is the lower left example. S.G. 310, Spec. M44(5), cat. 475. Photo.
1144 | £200
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 10d. deep dull purple and carmine, head plate 2, duty plate 1, pane Y [R. 4/11-12] - pane Z [R. 1/11-12] right marginal interpanneau block of four, very fine and fresh mint, two stamps unmounted. Ex Aurelius. Hendon certificate (2009). S.G. Spec. M44(7), cat. 440+ (as singles). Photo.
1145 | £180
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 10d. dark plum and carmine in a mint right marginal block of four, fine and fresh with three stamps unmounted. Hendon certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. M44(8), cat. 500 (as singles). Photo.
1146 | £400
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 1s. green and scarlet with watermark inverted, a plate H2b/B5a SE corner block of four showing [R. 20/11] scratch behind ear and repaired frame break, with date cuts in marginal rule, very fine and fresh mint, corner stamp and margin with diagonal bends, the lower pair unmounted, a very scarce multiple. Hendon certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. M47(4)b, db. Photo.
1147 | £140
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 1s. green and carmine in a mint plate H2d/B5b SE corner date cut block of four from top pane, one lightly mounted, the others unmounted, very fine and fresh. Hendon certificate (2006). S.G. Spec. M47(6), cat. 430 (as singles). Photo.
1148 | £200
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 1s. intense dark green and deep bright scarlet, a fine and fresh unmounted mint NE corner single (mounted in margin), small light gum wrinkle, scarce. Hendon certificate (2006). S.G. Spec. M47var. Photo.
1150 | £200
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 2s.6d. dull reddish purple fine and fresh unmounted mint, a few light gum bends or wrinkles. S.G. Spec. M50(2), cat. 600. Photo.
1151 | £100
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 2s.6d. dull reddish purple, fine and fresh mint. S.G. Spec. M50(2), cat. 275. Photo.
1152 | £90
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 2s.6d. dark purple fine and fresh mint, centred low. S.G. Spec. M50(3), cat. 300. Photo.
1153 | £160
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 2s.6d. dark purple mint plate 1b SE corner single from upper pane showing 1912 date cuts, some gum creasing otherwise fine, very lightly mounted. Hendon certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. M50(3), cat. 300+. Photo.
1155 | £550
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 5s. carmine plate 1a SE corner pair from upper pane with 1911 date cuts, pencil note in margin, fine and fresh mint. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 318, Spec. M52, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1156 | £580
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 5s. carmine plate 1a SE corner pair from lower pane with 1911 date cuts, slight margin imperfections otherwise fine and fresh mint. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 318, Spec. M52, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1157 | £280
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 5s. carmine plate 1b SE corner single from upper pane with 1912 date cuts, tiny gum thin otherwise fine and fresh unmounted mint (mounted in margin). S.G. 318, Spec. M52, cat. 800+. Photo.
1158 | £600
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 5s. carmine plate 1b SE corner pair from upper pane with 1912 date cuts, fine and fresh mint. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 318, Spec. M52, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1159 | £600
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 5s. carmine plate 1b SE corner pair from lower pane with 1912 date cuts, fine and fresh mint. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 318, Spec. M52, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1160 | £160
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 5s. carmine plate 1b SE corner single from upper pane with 1912 date cuts, pencil note in margin on reverse, two short perfs. at top left otherwise fine and fresh mint. Ex Aurelius. S.G. 318, Spec. M52, cat. 400+. Photo.
1161 | £400
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 10s. blue fine fresh lightly mounted mint, a few gum wrinkles. S.G. 319, Spec. M54(2), cat. 900. Photo.
1162 | £880
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 1 deep green plate 1b SE corner single from upper pane with 1912 date dot, very fine fresh lightly mounted mint, vertical perfs. lightly folded between stamp and sheet margin. S.G. 320, Spec. M56, cat. 2,250. Photo.
1163 £700
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 1 deep green mint, some small gum wrinkles, fine colour. S.G. 320, cat. 2,000. Photo.
1164 £200
King Edward VII: 1911-13 Somerset House 1 deep green used with neat ''GUERNSEY/MR 14/12'' c.d.s., lightly toned otherwise fine. S.G. 320, cat. 750. Photo.
1165 | £230
King Edward VII: Booklets and Booklet Panes: A collection written up on leaves with 1904 2s.01/2d. booklet complete (crease to front cover), all panes with upright watermark, above average perfs., a second example exploded (only two panes, wmk. inverted), also 1906 2s.0d. and 1911 2s.0d. exploded books with covers and interleaves (no panes).
1166 £1650
King George V: A mint and used collection on Safe album leaves, with mint incl. Downey Heads incl. 1912 (Aug.) 1d. no cross on crown, 1912-24 range of shades to 1s. (3), 11/2d. chestnut ''PENCF'' error, inverted wmks. incl. 7d., 8d., 1924-26 and 1934-36 sets to 1s. with 1/2d. to 2d. sideways wmks., 1924 (3) and 1925 Wembley sets, 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 11/2d. wmk. sideways, various used incl. 1912-24 6d. perf. 14, 1924-26 and 1934-36 1/2d. to 2d. sideways wmk. sets, range of Seahorses used incl. Waterlow 10s., 1, De La Rue 5s., 10s. (3), also a few K.G.VI unmounted mint incl. 1937-47 2d. inverted wmk. block of four, 1939-48 2s.6d. brown, 10s. (both), etc., varied condition. (few 100s).
1167 £500
King George V: Essays, Proofs and Trials: 1910 stamp sized bromide essay of Mackennal's design ''B'' denominated ''1s'', affixed to thick card (63 x 92mm), very fine and rare, this and similar designs submitted to the King in October 1910, fine. Ex Shaida. Photo.
1168 £1000
King George V: Essays, Proofs and Trials: 1911 composite artist's essay (119 x 172mm) for a proposed Coronation stamp, based on a Downey Head die proof stage 2, part bromide with the remainder in pen and ink and white, believed to be by Mackennal, fine. Ex T. E. Field, A. de Cadenet, Kristensen and Shaida. Photo.
1171 | £150
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1A watermark crown 1/2d. on Junior Philatelic Society sheet, used to Chicago with London 1911 (June 22nd) first day machine cancel. S.G. 321. Photo.
1172 | £120
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1A watermark crown 1/2d. used on 1/2d. printed postcard to Germany, cancelled by ''BECKENHAM/JU 22/11'' first day c.d.s's, card with corner crease otherwise fine. Photo.
1173 | £160
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1A watermark crown 1/2d. and 1d. used on 1/2d. printed postcard, all cancelled by ''LEICESTER/JU 22/11'' first day c.d.s's, minor edge imperfections otherwise fine. Photo.
1174 | £150
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1B watermark crown 1/2d. very deep green mint, light diagonal gum bend otherwise fine and fresh with good colour, scarce. Photocopy of R.P.S. certificate (1986) for a block of four. S.G. Spec. N2(7), cat. 450. Photo.
1176 | £380
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1A watermark crown 1d. rose-pink in an unmounted mint lower right corner ''A 11'' (w) control block of six, one with small patch of dry gum otherwise very fine and fresh. R.P.S. certificate (2005). S.G. Spec. N7(6), cat. 1,200+. Photo.
1178 | £350
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Heads: 1911 die 1B watermark crown 1d. rose-pink in a mint lower right corner ''A 11'' (c) control block of six, a few light gum bends otherwise fine and fresh, four stamps unmounted, a scarce multiple. R.P.S. certificate (2005). S.G. Spec. N8(8), cat. 1,150+. Photo.
1179 | £100
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Heads: 1912 die 1B watermark simple cypher 1/2d. green overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 22, fine with gum. S.G. Spec. N3s, cat. 300. Photo.
1180 | £100
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Heads: 1912 die 1B watermark simple cypher 1d. scarlet overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 22, fine with gum. S.G. Spec. N10s, cat. 325. Photo.
1182 | £180
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Heads: 1912 die 2 watermark crown 1d. scarlet in an unmounted mint complete sheet (12 x 20), some split perfs. and other faults, otherwise mainly fine.
1185 | £260
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Heads: 1912 die 2 watermark simple cypher 1/2d. green overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 26, fine with gum. S.G. Spec. N5s, cat. 550. Photo.
1186 | £90
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Heads: 1912 die 2 watermark simple cypher 1/2d. green overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 24, fine with gum (unmounted). S.G. Spec. N5t, cat. 300+. Photo.
1187 £260
King George V: 1911-12 Downey Heads: 1912 die 2 watermark simple cypher 1/2d. and 1d. in matching imperforate blocks of four from the top of the sheet, 1d. has a few tone spots, otherwise fine, lower pairs are unmounted. S.G. 346b, 350b, cat. 1,320+. Photo.
1188 £1350
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher Small Coinage head die proof stage 1c, pulled on February 2nd, 1912, showing finer facial shading and 'highlights', the neck completely outlined, uncleared, in red on proof paper (183 x 144mm), very fine. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 94, cat. from 3,000. Photo.
1189 £1150
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher Small Coinage head die proof stage 1e, the background shading extended, uncleared, in black on glazed thin card (127 x 190mm), very fine. S.G. Spec. vol. 2, page 94, cat. from 2,500. Photo.
1190 | £820
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher a mint collection of shades, incl. 1/2d. very deep green (stain spots), 1/2d. olive-green, 1d. deep brick red, 1d. orange-vermilion, 11/2d. deep chocolate-brown, 21/2d. dull Prussian blue (torn at base), 3d. very deep violet, 5d. ochre-brown, 5d. bistre-brown, 9d. olive-green (the three shades), 1s. fawn-brown, etc., varied condition. (169).
1191 £350
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. mint collection of shades on leaves incl. very pale green corner example (photocopy of R.P.S. certificate, 1986, for a strip of three), very deep green (R.P.S. certificate, 1998), bright yellow-green wmk. inverted (photocopy of R.P.S. certificate, 1989, for a block of six), olive-green wmk. inverted (photocopy of R.P.S. certificate, 1976, for a block of four), deep blue-(''Myrtle'') green, gum lightly toned at top (R.P.S. certificate, 1977), five with controls, also two used, etc., varied condition, mainly fine with some unmounted. (15). S.G. Spec. N14.
1194 | £800
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. green, an imperforate ''C 13'' corner marginal control pair overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 26 and showing the two additional marginal rules to prevent fraudulent use of the paper, superb with full original gum, very rare, we know of only two such examples. S.G. Spec. N14u. R.P.S. certificate (2005). S.G. Spec. N14u. Photo.
1195 £210
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. green, Somerset House printing colour standard ''B.13'' control strip overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 26, light bend in margin otherwise very fine and fresh with gum (unmounted), rare. S.G. Spec. N14t, cat. 525+. Photo.
1197 | £150
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. bright green in a mint plate 1a ''B. 13'' (imperf.) control block of six (3 x 2), [R. 20/1] with an unprinted area due to a paper fold, rather heavily mounted on top row, the others unmounted, fine and most unusual. S.G. Spec. N14(6) var. Photo.
1198 | £140
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. bright yellow-green in a mint plate 25 ''G 15'' (perf.) control block of six (3 x 2), mounted on one and in the margin, the others unmounted, fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. N14(11), cat. 425+. Photo.
1199 | £400
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. olive-green in an unmounted mint lower left corner plate 27 ''H 16'' control block of six, very fine and fresh, very scarce. R.P.S. certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. N14(12), cat. 1,050+. Photo.
1200 | £400
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. blue-green (pale shade) in a mint lower left corner ''B. 13'' control block of six, fine and fresh with three stamps unmounted. R.P.S. certificate (1979). S.G. Spec. N14(14), cat. 300+. Photo.
1201 | £300
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. deep blue-(Myrtle'') green in an unmounted mint lower left corner ''L 18'' control strip of three, a few light gum bends otherwise fine and very fresh, very scarce. R.P.S. certificate (2006). S.G. Spec. N14(15), cat. 900+. Photo.
1202 £90
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. deep blue- (''Myrtle'') green in a mint ''L 18'' control pair, right stamp with diagonal crease otherwise fine and fresh. R.P.S. certificate (1974) for a strip of three. S.G. Spec. N14(15), cat. 450+. Photo.
1203 £500
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. deep myrtle-green with ''M 18'' (imperf.) control (folded through perfs.), fine unmounted mint. R.P.S. certificate (1979). S.G. Spec. N14(16), cat. 950. Photo.
1204 £230
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. mint collection of shades on leaves incl. deep brick-red wmk. inverted (photocopy of R.P.S. certificate, 2005, for a booklet pane of six), orange-vermilion (R.P.S. certificate, 1979), six in control pairs, also two faked deep orange-vermilion, a selection of used shades, etc., varied condition but mainly fine with most unmounted. (32). S.G. Spec. N16.
1205 | £3800
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d., 1922(c.) Post Office advertising underprint trials, a lower left corner block of 25 (5 x 5) from the pane with interpanneau selvedge at foot, the stamps are overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 23 and the reverse with the three different advertising slogans printed in red, with ''Route Cablegrams'' (5), ''The Post Office Savings Bank'' (15) and ''Instal the Telephone'' (5), some gum creases or bends and a few reinforced perfs. on front otherwise fine and fresh, the stamps unmounted, very rare, believed to be the largest block in private hands. Ex Monarch (the right hand column since removed). S.G. Spec. cat. 9,250++. Photo.
1207 | £280
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. scarlet with [R. 1/12] 'ragged beard' variety, fine mint, scarce. Ex Monarch. S.G. Spec. N16o, cat. 350. Photo.
1208 | £520
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. bright scarlet fine used on 'Oswald Marsh' first day cover with ''NORWOOD S.E./OC 8/12'' c.d.s., fine and very scarce. Photo.
1209 | £100
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. top margin vertical pair unmounted mint (mounted in margin) showing ''Q'' for ''O'' (control E 14, [R. 1/4]) variety, fine. S.G. 357a, Spec. N16h, cat. 220. Photo.
1210 £95
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. with ''Q'' for ''O'' variety (control E 14, [R. 1/4]), fine unmounted mint in a top margin pair with normal (mounted in margin). S.G. 357a, Spec. N16h, cat. 220. Photo.
1212 £420
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. deep dull vermilion (an unlisted shade) in a unmounted mint lower right corner marginal ''J 17'' control block of six (3 x 2), two with a little gum disturbance otherwise fine and fresh. Brandon certificate (2003). S.G. Spec. N16var. Photo.
1213 £160
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. pink unmounted mint, tiny surface imperfection otherwise fine and fresh. R.P.S. certificate (1977). S.G. Spec. N16(10), cat. 350. Photo.
1214 £420
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. deep carmine-red, a very fine unmounted mint lower right corner marginal example. R.P.S. certificate (1988). S.G. Spec. N16(13), cat. 550. Photo.
1215 £150
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. deep carmine-red mint, a couple of short perfs. otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (1987). S.G. Spec. N16(13), cat. 400. Photo.
1216 | £200
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. scarlet-vermilion in an unmounted mint lower right corner ''C 14'' control strip of three, one with small light gum bend otherwise fine and very fresh. Brandon certificate (2003) for a block of six. S.G. Spec. N16(14), cat. 540+. Photo.
1217 | £230
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. orange-vermilion in an unmounted mint lower right corner ''M 18'' control strip of three (mounted in margin), fine and fresh. R.P.S. certificate (1983) for a block of six. S.G. Spec. N16(15), cat. 675+. Photo.
1219 £160
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1d. deep orange-vermilion fine mint. R.P.S. certificate (1983). S.G. Spec. N16(16), cat. 375. Photo.
1220 £250
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. mint collection of shades on leaves incl. very deep red-brown (R.P.S. certificate, 1999), chocolate-brown ''M 18'' (perf.) control strip of three (R.P.S. certificate, 1987), ''V 23'' (imperf.) control single with [R. 20/2] frame break at bottom below second ''E'' (S.G. Spec. N18p), etc., mainly fine with some unmounted. (14). S.G. Spec. N18.
1221 £260
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. brown fine and fresh mint, very lightly mounted. R.P.S. certificate (1976). S.G. Spec. N18(8), cat. 400. Photo.
1222 £350
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. pale brown mint, light vertical bend otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (1985). S.G. Spec. N18(9), cat. 450. Photo.
1224 | £130
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 11/2d. bright chestnut in an unmounted mint lower left corner ''O 20'' control strip of three, fine and very fresh. R.P.S. certificate (1988) for a block of six. S.G. Spec. N18(14), cat. 375+. Photo.
1225 £65
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 2d. die I mint collection of shades incl. deep reddish orange, two with controls, etc., mainly fine, majority unmounted. (7). S.G. Spec. N19.
1228 £230
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. mint collection of shades on leaves incl. three with controls, mainly fine with some unmounted, two with R.P.S. certificates. (12). S.G. Spec. N21.
1230 | £400
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. cobalt-blue fine used on unaddressed first day cover with ''INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION JUBILEE/1912 ROYAL HORTICULTURAL HALL S.W. OCT 18 12'' special handstamp, fine and scarce. S.G. 371. Photo.
1232 | £210
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. French blue (worn plate) in a mint lower left corner ''J 17'' control strip of three, a couple of small gum wrinkles otherwise fine and fresh. R.P.S. certificate (2004). S.G. Spec. N21(3), cat. 300+. Photo.
1233 £95
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. deep bright blue, fine mint. R.P.S. certificate (1998). S.G. Spec. N21(5), cat. 225. Photo.
1235 £90
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. Royal blue with ''O 20'' (perf.) control, fine mint. R.P.S. certificate (1976). S.G. Spec. N21(16), cat. 300. Photo.
1236 £3000
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 21/2d. dull Prussian blue, an exceptionally fine and fresh unmounted mint marginal block of four from the left of the sheet, very scarce. R.P.S. certificate (2009) states 'light horizontal crease' which would appear to be extremely harsh as all we can find is a light bend or gum bend at top of upper left stamp and which in no way detracts. S.G. 373a, Spec. N21(17), cat. 6,800+. Photo.
1237 £500
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 3d. mint collection of shades on leaves incl. bluish violet in an ''L 18'' (imperf.) control block of six (3 x 2) showing [R. 19/2] extension to ''E'' variety (S.G. Spec. N22f, R.P.S. certificate, 2005), lavender-violet in a ''G 15'' (perf.) strip of three with [R. 20/2] frame broken variety (S.G. Spec. N22e), very deep violet with ''T 22'' (imperf.) control (R.P.S. certificate, 2005), heliotrope in an ''N 19'' (perf.) control strip of three (R.P.S. certificate, 2005), also unlisted 'ruffled hair' variety, example with watermark inverted and reversed, etc., mainly fine with majority unmounted. (23). S.G. Spec. N22.
1239 £160
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 3d. very pale violet, fine mint. R.P.S. certificate (1989). S.G. Spec. N22(5), cat. 250. Photo.
1240 £230
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 4d. mint collection of shades incl. deep slate-green, also marginal example overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 23, wmk. inverted example, etc., mainly fine with most unmounted. (8). S.G. Spec. N23.
1241 | £980
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 4d. grey-green fine used on registered 'Oswald Marsh' first day cover, cancelled ''ANERLEY STATION/S.E./JA 15/13'' c.d.s. with registered datestamp below, fine and rare. S.G. 379. Photo.
1242 | £300
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 4d. deep slate-green in an unmounted mint lower left corner ''R 21'' control strip of three, fine and very fresh. Brandon certificate (2008). S.G. Spec. N23(7), cat. 750+. Photo.
1243 £170
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 5d. mint collection of shades incl. ochre-brown unmounted marginal (photocopy of Brandon certificate, 2005, for a block of six), etc., mainly fine. (5). S.G. Spec. N25.
1244 | £1850
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 5d. brown and 9d. agate fine used together on registered express 'Oswald Marsh' first day cover, cancelled ''ANERLEY STATION/S.E./JU 30/13'' c.d.s's., fine and very rare. S.G. 381, 392. Photo.
1246 | £120
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 5d. ginger-brown in a mint lower left corner plate 1c ''J 17'' control block of six, one with bend and a few separated perfs. otherwise fine, five stamps unmounted. R.P.S. certificate (1975). S.G. Spec. N25(5), cat. 255+. Photo.
1248 £480
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 6d. to 8d. mint collection of shades on leaves incl. 6d. dull purple with ''C. 13'' (perf.) control, 6d. perf. 14 with ''Q. 20'' (imperf.) control, 7d. the four listed shades, example overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 26 (corner crease), 7d. and 8d. wmk. inverted, etc., mainly fine with majority unmounted. (15). S.G. Spec. N26-28.
1250 | £380
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 6d. slate-purple in an unmounted mint lower left corner ''C. 13'' control block of six, one with a small gum crease otherwise fine and very fresh, a very scarce multiple. R.P.S. certificate (2006). S.G. Spec. N26(2), cat. 1,200+. Photo.
1251 £320
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 9d., a mint collection of shades incl. agate inverted watermark, olive-green the three listed shades, etc., mainly fine with most unmounted. (7). S.G. Spec. N29, 30.
1253 £420
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 9d. very deep agate, an unmounted mint ''O 20'' (perf.) control example, natural gum skips otherwise fine and fresh. Brandon certificate (2000). S.G. Spec. N29(4), cat. 900+. Photo.
1254 | £160
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 9d. olive-green, pale olive-green and deep olive-green in mint ''V 23'' (P), ''U 23'' (I) and ''T 22'' (P) control singles respectively, fine. S.G. Spec. N30(1)-N30(3).
1255 | £280
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 9d. olive-green in an unmounted mint lower left corner plate 2b ''V 23'' control strip of three, fine and fresh. S.G. Spec. N30(1), cat. 675+. Photo.
1256 | £680
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 9d. olive-green top left corner single variety watermark inverted and reversed, unmounted mint (mounted in margin) but with minute adhesion on reverse, light diagonal bends mainly in margin otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (1975) for a pair. S.G. 393aWk, Spec. N30(1)b, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1257 £160
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 10d. unmounted mint selection with the five listed shades, all marginal, two with controls, a few light wrinkles otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. N31.
1260 £190
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1s. mint selection of shades (5) incl. fawn-brown (R.P.S. certificate, 2003), this lightly mounted, the others unmounted. S.G. Spec. N32.
1263 £130
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1s. bistre variety watermark inverted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 395Wi, Spec. N32b, cat. 275. Photo.
1264 | £120
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1s. olive-brown in a ''P 20'' (imperf.) control strip of three, fine and fresh unmounted mint. Hendon certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. N32(9), cat. 360+. Photo.
1265 £620
King George V: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1s. deep bronze-brown unmounted mint, fine and scarce. Brandon certificate (2004). S.G. Spec. N32(10), cat. 1,200. Photo.
1266 £90
King George V: 1913 watermark multiple cypher 1/2d. and 1d., perfs. trimmed at left and 1d. with small light gum bend otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 397, 398, cat. 600. Photo.
1267 £75
King George V: 1913 watermark multiple cypher 1/2d. green and 1d. scarlet mint, 1d. with trimmed perfs. at right. S.G. 397, 398, cat. 375. Photo.
1268 £110
King George V: 1913 watermark multiple cypher 1/2d. and 1d. fine used, 1/2d. with light c.d.s. at lower right corner, 1d. with ''SP 24/13'' c.d.s's. S.G. 397, 398, cat. 405. Photo.
1269 £4000
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: A mint selection, incl. 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. (2), 3s., 10s., 1 green, 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. (3), 5s. (corner marginal), 1918 Bradbury 10s. steel blue with R.P.S. Certificate (1988), 1934 re-engraved set, etc., varied condition. (21). Photo.
1270 £5500
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: An unused or mint selection comprising 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. (2), 5s. ,10s. and 1 (2), 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. and 5s. (2), 10s. (3, 2 with R.P.S. certificates), 1918-19 Bradbury 2s.6d. (4), 5s. and 10s., and 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d. and 10s., varied condition, most regummed or with redistributed gum, mainly of fine appearance. (20). Photo.
1272 £2500
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. very deep sepia-brown (Vandyke brown), a left marginal example [R5/1] showing part marginal cross, superb used on the first day of issue on small piece with neat ''ANERLEY STATION/JU 30/13'' circular datestamp, very rare. Sold with letter dated Feb. 20th 2009 from B.J. Kearsley, the author of 'Discovering Seahorses' confirming the shade and stating 'To date, I have found only three genuine (two mint and now one used'. S.G. Spec. N63(1). Photo.
1273 | £1100
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. deep sepia-brown overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 27, fine and fresh with part original gum, rare. Ex Monarch. S.G. Spec. N63v, cat. 2,200. Photo.
1274 | £80
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. deep sepia-brown mint, a couple of short perfs. and light corner bend otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 399, Spec. N63(2), cat. 280. Photo.
1275 | £130
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. sepia-brown overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 26, with small part original gum, a little stray printing ink at foot. S.G. Spec. N63s, cat. 600. Photo.
1277 | £380
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. sepia-brown overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 24, fine and fresh with almost full original gum. Ex Monarch. S.G. Spec. N63u, cat. 750. Photo.
1278 | £320
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. sepia-brown, an unmounted mint top left corner example (mounted in margin), lightly folded through vertical perfs. between stamp and margin, fine and very fresh, excellent perfs. and well centred. Ex Barton. S.G. 400, Spec. N63(3), cat. 550. Photo.
1279 | £130
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 2s.6d. sepia-brown, a horizontal pair from the top of the sheet showing marginal cross, left stamp with light corner bend otherwise fine and fresh, well centred. S.G. 400, Spec. N63(3), cat. 450. Photo.
1280 | £160
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 5s. rose-carmine overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 26, pencil notes on reverse, lightly toned large part original gum. S.G. Spec. N66s, cat. 750. Photo.
1281 | £800
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 5s. rose-carmine overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 27, a few short perfs. at top otherwise fine and fresh with large part original gum, rare. Ex Monarch. S.G. Spec. N66u, cat. 2,200. Photo.
1282 | £350
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 5s. pale rose-carmine a fine and fresh mint marginal example from the right of the sheet, small handstamp on reverse, excellent perfs. S.G. Spec. N66(2), cat. 600. Photo.
1283 | £180
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 10s. indigo-blue overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 26, short perf. at top and overall toned gum. S.G. Spec. N69t, cat. 1,100. Photo.
1284 | £900
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 10s. indigo-blue fine and fresh unmounted mint. S.G. 402, Spec. N69(1), cat. 2,000. Photo.
1285 | £400
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 10s. indigo fine fresh well centred mint, a couple of light gum bends. S.G. Spec. N69(2), cat. 1,100. Photo.
1287 | £3000
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 green overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 28, very fine and fresh with almost full original gum, very rare. Ex Monarch. S.G. Spec. N72w, cat. 5,000. Photo.
1288 £260
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 green used with registered oval cancels, some short perfs., well centred. S.G. 403, cat. 1,250. Photo.
1289 | £2500
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 deep green, a very fine unmounted mint top right corner marginal example (mounted in margin), lightly folded through vertical perfs. between stamp and sheet margin, very fresh with fine colour. S.G. Spec. N72(2), cat. 6,000. Photo.
1291 | £7200
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 dull blue-green, a top left corner marginal horizontal pair very fine and fresh unmounted mint (mounted in margin), a couple of small gum wrinkles, with excellent perfs. and centring, superb colour, a rare multiple in this exceptional quality. Ex Barton. Andr Nussbaum certificate (1978). S.G. 404, Spec. N72(3), cat. 9,000+. Photo.
1292 | £1050
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1913 Waterlow 1 dull blue-green, an unmounted mint marginal example from the right of the sheet, vertical crease not detracting from appearance, fine colour with excellent perfs. and well centred. S.G. 404, Spec. N72(3), cat. 4,500. Photo.
1293 £2600
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. pale sepia-brown, a superb well centred unmounted mint example of this rare newly catalogued shade, excellent perfs. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. N64(1). Photo.
1294 £13500
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. chrome (very pale sepia-brown), a superb unmounted mint upper right corner marginal example of this rare and highly distinctive shade. Although recognised by specialists for many years this shade has only recently been included in the S.G. Spec. vol. 2, it is considerably rarer than many other shades, notably the 2s.6d. cinnamon-brown and 10s. 'Cambridge' blue, although this is not reflected in the curent catalogue value. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. Spec. N64(2). Photo.
1296 | £480
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. deep yellow-brown, a lower left corner example unmounted mint (mounted in margin), fine and very fresh with deep colour, well centred. Ex Barton. S.G. 405, Spec. N64(5), cat. 650. Photo.
1298 £1000
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. yellow-brown variety watermark inverted, unmounted mint with margin at right, fine and well centred, scarce. S.G. 407Wi, cat. 1,700. Photo.
1299 | £1100
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. yellow-brown variety watermark inverted, fine and very fresh unmounted mint with margin at right, superbly centred, rare. Ex Barton. R.P.S. certificate (1989). S.G. 406Wi, Spec. N64(6)f, cat. 1,700. Photo.
1300 | £700
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. yellow-brown, a top left corner horizontal pair unmounted mint (lightly mounted in margin), very fresh in a superb bright shade, a fine well centred multiple. Ex Barton. S.G. 406, Spec. N64(6), cat. 1,000+. Photo.
1301 | £210
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. yellow-brown fine and fresh unmounted mint. S.G. 405, Spec. N64(6), cat. 500. Photo.
1303 | £150
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. pale yellow-brown, fine and fresh mint with margin at left. S.G. Spec. N64(7), cat. 300. Photo.
1304 | £1400
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. very deep brown, a lower left corner example unmounted mint (mounted in margin), pencil notes in margins on reverse, very fine and fresh with good colour, rare. R.P.S. certificate (2007). S.G. Spec. N64(11), cat. 2,800. Photo.
1305 | £700
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. very deep brown fine and very fresh mint with good colour, rare. Brandon certificate (2001). S.G. Spec. N64(11), cat. 1,700. Photo.
1306 | £1300
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 2s.6d. blackish brown very fine and fresh unmounted mint with sheet margin at left, excellent perfs. and superb colour, rare. Ex Barton. Photocopy of R.P.S. certificate (1990) for a block of four. S.G. Spec. N64(14), cat. 2,000. Photo.
1307 | £750
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 5s. pale carmine, a lower right corner example unmounted mint (mounted in margin), fine and fresh with superb colour and well centred. Ex Barton. S.G. 410, Spec. N67(3), cat. 1,200. Photo.
1310 | £1200
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 10s. pale blue fine and very fresh mint, well centred. S.G. 413, Spec. N70(4), cat. 2,800. Photo.
1311 £210
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1915-18 De La Rue 10s. bright (''Cambridge'') blue, used, closed tear at right not touching design, otherwise fine. Brandon Certificate (2003). S.G. Spec. N70 (3). Photo.
1312 | £450
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. chocolate-brown, a lower left corner horizontal pair unmounted mint (mounted on front of margin), a few light gum bends mainly in margin, fine and very fresh, a superbly centred multiple. Ex Barton. S.G. 414, Spec. N65(3), cat. 560+. Photo.
1313 | £150
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 2s.6d. pale brown, a lower left corner example unmounted mint (mounted in margin), pencil note in corner on reverse, fine and fresh. S.G. 415a, Spec. N65(5), cat. 300. Photo.
1315 £80
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 5s. rose-red, fine mint and very well centred. S.G. 417. Photo.
1316 | £140
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 5s. rose-carmine fine and fresh unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. N68(1), cat. 500. Photo.
1317 | £95
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 5s. rose-red with top of sheet margin (folded through perfs.) showing trim line unmounted mint (mounted on front of margin), fine and fresh. S.G. 416, Spec. N68(3), cat. 450. Photo.
1319 | £1400
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 10s. dull blue, a top left corner example unmounted mint (mounted in margin), showing plate 5 [R. 1/1] re-entry, very fine and fresh with superb colour, well centred, rare. Ex Barton. R.P.S. certificate (1988). S.G. Spec. N71(1)a, cat. 2,000.
1321 | £200
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1918 Bradbury 10s. steel-blue mint with sheet margin at left, perfs. ragged at top and lightly toned gum. Photocopy of R.P.S. certificate (1989) for a pair. S.G. Spec. N71(3), cat. 1,100. Photo.
1322 | £300
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s., each lower corner examples (2s.6d. right, others left), unmounted mint, 2s.6d. and 5s. with faintly toned gum. (3). S.G. 450-452, cat. 1,000. Photo.
1323 £150
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d., 5s. and 10s. unmounted mint with slightly toned gum. (3). S.G. 450-452. Photo.
1326 | £450
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d. deep chocolate-brown shade in a mint lower left corner block of four, light pencil note in margin, fine and very fresh with three stamps unmounted, superb colour. Brandon certificate (1998). S.G. 450var, Spec. N73(1)var. Photo.
1327 | £480
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1934 re-engraved 5s. bright rose-red in an unmounted mint top left corner block of four (folded through vertical perfs.), usual slightly toned gum, fine. S.G. 451, Spec. N74, cat. 1,600. Photo.
1328 | £220
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1934 re-engraved 5s. and 10s., both marginal, unmounted mint, faintly toned gum, 5s. with short perf. S.G. 451-452, cat. 900. Photo.
1329 | £600
King George V: 1913-34 Seahorses: 1934 re-engraved 10s. indigo in a mint lower left corner block of four, a little adhesion at top, lower pair unmounted, usual slightly toned gum. S.G. 452, Spec. N75, cat. 1,700. Photo.
1330 £420
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 1/2d. to 1s. set in unmounted mint control pairs (each mounted in margin), some scarcer incl. 3d. ''K 29'', 5d. ''H 27'', etc., fine. S.G. 418-429.
1331 £420
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher: 1d. scarlet, a most unusual overinked pair from lower-right corner of sheet with ''J 28'' control, showing excessive smudging, very near the appearance of ''varnish ink'', right stamp almost detached, otherwise fine. Photo.
1332 £400
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. red-brown in a tte-bche strip of six with interpanneau margin at right, a few split perfs. otherwise fine, rare in this format. S.G. 420a, cat. 500+. Photo.
1333 £110
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. red-brown tte-bche pair mint, short perf. otherwise fine, light pencil note on reverse. S.G. 420a, cat. 500. Photo.
1334 £1100
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 21/2d. to 1s. with inverted watermarks, the set of eight values issued only in sheets, 10d. regummed and with surface imperfections, 1s. with toned gum, remainder mainly fine mint. S.G. 422Wi/429Wi, cat. 3,005. Photo.
1335 | £220
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 10d. turquoise-blue in a fine unmounted mint lower left corner ''F 26'' control date dot block of six, small mark in lower margin. S.G. 428, Spec. N44(1), cat. 510+. Photo.
1336 £160
King George V: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 1s. variety watermark inverted, fine used with light c.d.s. cancel. S.G. 429Wi, cat. 350. Photo.
1337 | £650
King George V: 1924 Wembley 1d. and 11/2d. overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 28, 1d. with small light corner bend otherwise fine and fresh with gum. S.G. Spec. NCom1v-2v, cat. 1,800. Photo.
1338 | £200
King George V: 1924 Wembley 1d. and 11/2d. used on H.R. Harmer first day cover with Wembley Park slogan cancel, envelope opened at top, fine. S.G. 430-1. Photo.
1339 | £250
King George V: 1924 Wembley 1d. and 11/2d. used on airmail first day cover to Paris, tied by Wembley Park slogan cancel, with additional 1d. pair at foot cancelled by Empire Exhibition Wembley Park handstamps, envelope opened at top, fine. Photo.
1340 | £150
King George V: 1924 Wembley 1d. and 11/2d. used with 1924-26 2d. on airmail first day cover to Paris, tied by Wembley Park slogan cancel, envelope opened at top. Photo.
1341 | £2800
King George V: 1924 Wembley 1d. variety imperforate between stamp and lower margin, fine mint, very rare, one of six known. Ex de Cadenet. S.G. Spec. NCom1a, cat. 4,000. Photo.
1342 | £1350
King George V: 1924 Wembley 11/2d., a top margin mint example showing a central unprinted area due to a pre-printing paper fold, fine, most unusual and very rare. Ex de Cadenet. S.G.Spec. NCom2var. Photo.
1343 | £80
King George V: 1924-25 Wembley Exhibition postal stationery complete, very fine unused. (8 items).
1344 | £520
King George V: 1924 Wembley Postal Stationery 1d. postcard, 11/2d. U.P.U. postcard, 11/2d. letter card and 11/2d. envelope, all with Empire Exhibition Wembley Park 1924 (Apr. 23rd) first day machine cancellations, a scarce set. (4 items). Photo.
1345 £320
King George V: 1924 Wembley Postal Stationery 1d. and 11/2d. postcards 11/2d. envelope and 11/2d. letter card, all with Wembley Park machine cancellation, all cancelled first day Apr. 23 and variously addressed, mainly fine. (4 items). Photo.
1346 | £750
King George V: 1925 Wembley 1d. and 11/2d., two of each on registered Wallace first day cover with printed address, ''EMPIRE EXHIBITION WEMBLEY/PALACE OF INDUSTRY/9 MAY/1925'' handstamps with another strike on reverse, cover opened at top, very scarce. S.G. 432-3. Photo.
1348 | £320
King George V: 1925 Wembley 1d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 30, fine with gum. Ex de Cadenet. S.G. Spec. NCom3s, cat. 800. Photo.
1349 | £1850
King George V: 1925 Wembley 1d. in an unmounted mint vertical strip of four with coil join in centre, second stamp showing a ''kiss print'' at base resulting in a partial doubling of the design, small corner bend on lower stamp and minor stain spot, otherwise fine and very rare. R.P.S. Certificate (1992) states ''Fortuitous doubling on second stamp''. Ex Sabey. S.G. Spec. NCom3a var. Photo.
1350 | £1550
King George V: 1925 Wembley 11/2d., a block of three from the top left corner of the sheet with the corner stamp showing a dramatic perforation shift due to a pre-printing paper crease, fine mint, a remarkable item. Ex de Cadenet. Photo.
1351 | £190
King George V: 1925 Wembley Postal Stationery 1d. postcard used with Empire Exhibition Wembley Park 1925 (Oct. 31st) machine cancellation, the last day of the exhibition, light crease otherwise fine, scarce. Photo.
1352 | £320
King George V: 1925 Wembley Postal Stationery 11/2d. envelope used with Empire Exhibition Wembley Park 1925 (May 9th) first day machine cancel, fine. Photo.
1353 | £6000
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 1 set hinged on small size P.U.C. printed note paper, all tied by ''POSTAL UNION CONGRESS/LONDON/10 MAY/29'' first day c.d.s. cancels, very fine and rare, only two known. S.G. 434-438. Photo.
1355 | £280
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d. set (21/2d. strip of three) used on registered airmail envelope to Malacca on the first day of issue, tied by ''REGISTERED/PRESTON.LANCS/10 MY 29'' oval cancels, envelope opened on three sides, reverse with Karachi and Calcutta transit and Malacca arrival datestamps. Photo.
1356 | £190
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. to 21/2d. set (21/2d. pair) used on airmail envelope to Australia on the first day of issue tied by c.d.s. cancels, envelope opened at top, fine. Photo.
1357 £240
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d., 1d. and 11/2d., all overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33 at centre, 11/2d. has crease, otherwise fine with gum, S.G. Spec. NCom5t-7t, cat. 1,900, also P.U.C. registration label block of four comprising numbers 886-7/876-7, fine unmounted mint. Photo.
1358 | £200
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. green overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33, watermark inverted, fine and fresh with gum, scarce. S.G. Spec. NCom5at, cat. 600. Photo.
1359 | £420
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d., 1d. and 11/2d. watermark sideways, each in strips of three, fine unmounted mint with good perfs. Ex Monarch. S.G. 434a-436a, cat. 870+. Photo.
1360 | £150
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. green variety watermark inverted from sheet printing, in an unmounted mint control ''K 29'' block of six (3 x 2, mounted in margin), gum bend in lower margin otherwise fine, scarce. S.G. 436Wi. Photo.
1363 | £210
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 11/2d. purple-brown in an unmounted mint top of sheet block of six (3 x 2, mounted in margin) with [R. 2/5] variety ''1829'' for ''1929'', a fine and scarce positional multiple. S.G. NCom7c, cat. 450+. Photo.
1364 | £100
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 11/2d. purple-brown overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33, watermark upright, perfs. blunted at top otherwise fine and fresh with gum, scarce. S.G. Spec. NCom7t, cat. 500. Photo.
1366 | £2100
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 21/2d. blue with watermark inverted with sheet margin at right, small corner bend otherwise fine and fresh unmounted mint, lightly toned gum. S.G. 437Wi, cat. 3,500. Photo.
1367 £450
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black fine unmounted mint, small gum wrinkle. S.G. 438. Photo.
1368 | £550
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black unmounted mint, a top left corner example, light overall gum toning otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 438. Photo.
1369 £300
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black mint, a couple of tone spots on reverse and light overall gum toning otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 438. Photo.
1370 £320
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, a mint example with overall toning, good appearance. S.G. 438. Photo.
1371 £320
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, a mint example with overall toning, good appearance. S.G. 438. Photo.
1372 | £260
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black mint, a little thinning in bottom margin otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 438. Photo.
1373 £200
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, a mint example with overall toning, some staining and slight creasing, otherwise fine. S.G. 438. Photo.
1374 £270
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, fine used with very light cancels. S.G. 438. Photo.
1375 | £260
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black very fine used with neat central c.d.s. S.G. 438. Photo.
1376 £260
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black, fine used with light oval cancel. S.G. 438. Photo.
1377 £200
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black used with neat c.d.s., slightly toned and surface mark at top, added corner perf. S.G. 438. Photo.
1378 | £400
King George V: 1929 P.U.C. 1 black used on airmail piece alongside 1924-26 6d., 1934-36 1s. pair, and 1934 re-engraved 2s.6d. and 10s., all tied by 1937 London Air Mail violet cancels. Photo.
1380 £140
King George V: 1934-36 photogravure 1/2d. to 1s. set in mint blocks of four, 1d. is intermediate format, two 10d. very lightly mounted, remainder unmounted, fine. S.G. 439-449.
1381 | £130
King George V: 1934-36 photogravure 11/2d. red-brown small format, used on Francis Field envelope to South Africa with Birmingham 1935 (July 31st) machine cancel, on reverse endorsed ''First day of issue 1/12d photogravure experimental printing on thinner paper'', fine. Photo.
1383 | £500
King George V: 1934-36 photogravure 11/2d. red-brown small format showing 'Full Beard' variety, fine mint, a striking unlisted variety. Ex Monarch. R.P.S. certificate (1977). S.G. 441var. Photo.
1384 | £100
King George V: 1934-36 photogravure 4d. and 9d. used together on Railway Air Services Ltd. plain first day cover, flown and pilot signed, envelope opened at left, scarce. S.G. 445, 447. Photo.
1386 | £480
King George V: 1934-36 photogravure 10d. used on 'Oswald Marsh' first day cover, tied by ''NORWOOD/S.E.19/24 FEB/1936'' machine cancel, fine and scarce. S.G. 448. Photo.
1387 | £550
King George V: 1934-36 photogravure 1s. used on 'Oswald Marsh' first day cover, tied by ''NORWOOD/S.E.19/24 FEB/1936'' machine cancel, fine and scarce. S.G. 449. Photo.
1388 | £500
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee, a preliminary drawing by Harold Nelson, on card (235 x 137mm), in pencil with some further details outlined in red ink, denominated 21/2d. depicting details of London's modern buildings along the Thames Embankment at left and St. Paul's cathedral at right, also with two photographs of complete 1d. and 21/2d. designs from the National Postal Museum Archives. Photo.
1391 | £230
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee, a preliminary pencil drawing by Harold Nelson for the side panels of the stamps, on thin card (91 x 105mm), depicting parts of St. Paul's cathedral and surrounding buildings, a portion further executed in black ink, fine. Photo.
1392 | £2300
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee, two original 11/2d. bromide essays, one 163 x 139mm, the other stamp sized, of an unaccepted design by Edmund Dulac, mounted together on art board (242 x 233mm), this design matches original artwork held in the British Postal Museum and Archive and is illustrated on page 21 of 'Special Stamp History - 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue' by Simon Bates. Photo.
1393 | £2600
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee, two original 11/2d. bromide essays, one 190 x 110mm, the other stamp sized, of an unaccepted design by Edmund Dulac, mounted together on art board (273x 217mm), signed by the designer below the larger bromide, this design matches original artwork held in the British Postal Museum and Archive and is illustrated on page 21 of 'Special Stamp History - 1935 Silver Jubilee Issue' by Simon Bates. Photo.
1396 | £300
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/2d. to 21/2d. set affixed to Postmaster General presentation card, inscribed ''Specimens of the Postage Stamps to be issued by the General Post Office to commemorate the Silver Jubilee, 1935'' at foot, fine. Photo.
1397 | £300
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/2d. to 21/2d. set used on registered commemorative first day cover to New York with ''WINDSOR'' double circle c.d.s's, envelope opened at top, very scarce. S.G. 453-456. Photo.
1398 | £250
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/2d. to 21/2d. set used on 'Westminster' first day cover with ''LONDON S.W.1'' double circle c.d.s's, envelope opened at top, scarce. S.G. 453-456. Photo.
1399 | £230
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/2d., 1d. and 11/2d. set of booklet stamps used on plain first day cover with the airmail label from Liverpool to Sudan, re-addressed to Liverpool, envelope opened at left, very scarce. Photo.
1401 | £380
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1d. overprinted ''Tristan da Cunha'' and numbered ''19'', applied in Britain to 36 stamps after the postmaster of Tristan, Rev. Harold Wild, requested it, fine mint, scarce. Photo.
1402 | £450
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 11/2d. red-brown, a lower right corner vertical strip of three with the perfs. misaligned on the lower pair, gum crease on one and some separated perfs. otherwise fine and fresh unmounted mint, a dramatic variety. Ex Monarch. S.G. Spec. NCom12var. Photo.
1403 £290
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 11/2d. in a control W35 cylinder 27 with dot block of six, unlisted perf type 5(E/1), one mount mark at top, other four are unmounted, fine. S.G. Spec. NCom12 unpriced. Photo.
1404 | £80
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 11/2d. red-brown overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 28, watermark inverted, fine with good perfs. and large part original gum. S.S. Spec. NCom12at, cat. 250. Photo.
1405 | £7500
King George V: 1935 Silver Jubilee 21/2d. Prussian blue, a superb used example on registered piece alongside 1/2d., each tied by ''UPPER EDMONTON FORE ST 134/30 OC/35'' circular datestamps, originally from an envelope bearing a second example of the 21/2d. Prussian blue which was divided in the 1960s, fine and very rare, one of just five examples known to have been postally used at the sub-office where three sheets of the error were on sale. R.P.S. certificate (2006). S.G. 456a, cat. 10,000. Photo.
1406 | £480
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: A collection written up in an album with complete booklets comprising 1934 3s. edition 288 (front cover faults), all panes inverted wmk., 1935 Jubilee 2s. editions 298, 301 and 304, and 3s. editions 295, 296 and 297, also part booklets, loose panes incl. die 1B wmk. Crown 1/2d. and 1d. panes wmk. inverted, exploded 2s. and 3s. books with covers and interleaves (without panes), etc., mainly fine.
1407 | £130
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1912 (Sept.) Downey Head 2s.0d. exploded booklet (S.G. BB3) with covers, panes and interleaves, 1/2d. panes with upright watermarks, 1d. panes with inverted watermarks, each trimmed at foot.
1409 | £130
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1912 Downey Head die 1B watermark crown 1d. scarlet booklet pane of six mint, watermark inverted, fine with well above average perfs., three stamps unmounted. S.G. Spec. NB4a, cat. 400. Photo.
1410 | £320
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1912 Downey Head die 1B watermark simple cypher 1d. deep bright scarlet in a booklet pane of six, watermark upright, fine and very fresh with good perfs., almost imperceptibly mounted on two, very scarce. Brandon certificate (2005). S.G. Spec. N10(4)/NB5, cat. 860 (as singles). Photo.
1411 | £120
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 2d. orange die I booklet pane of six, watermark inverted, perf. type I, slight trimming at right otherwise fine and fresh unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. NB10a, cat. 300+. Photo.
1412 | £480
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1924 (Mar.) 2s. booklet edition number 10, 1/2d. and 1d. panes with upright watermark, 11/2d. panes with inverted watermark, the 1/2d. and 1d. panes with small adhesions otherwise fine and fresh, all panes with good perfs. S.G. BB12, cat. 875. Photo.
1413 | £550
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1924 (Mar.) 2s. booklet edition number 44, all panes with upright watermark, mixed perfs., fine and fresh. S.G. BB12, cat. 875. Photo.
1414 | £300
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1924 (Feb.) 3s. booklet edition number 244, all panes with inverted watermark, mixed perfs., very fine and fresh. S.G. BB24, cat. 525. Photo.
1416 | £190
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 1/2d. booklet pane of six overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33P, watermark inverted, light tone spot on reverse of one otherwise fine with full gum (unmounted), good perfs. S.G. Spec. NB12ax, cat. 550. Photo.
1417 | £250
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 1d. booklet pane of six overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33, watermark upright, perfs. trimmed at foot otherwise fine and fresh with gum, three stamps unmounted, very scarce. S.G. Spec. NB13w, cat. 950. Photo.
1418 | £150
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 1d. booklet pane of six overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33P, watermark inverted, perfs. slightly trimmed at foot with blunted corner and two with slight offset on reverse otherwise fine with full gum (unmounted). S.G. Spec. NB13ax, cat. 550. Photo.
1422 | £320
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. advert pane 'Telephone Service/Air Mails, letters and parcels' (setting 1) overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33P, watermark upright, fine with excellent perfs. and full gum (unmounted), with the front and back covers from the 2s. AVC booklet edition 213 dated ''1 DEC 1932''. S.G. Spec. NB15(9)w, cat. 750. Photo.
1423 | £170
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. advert pane 'Bodiam. Use it with pride/Bodiam. Castell Bros.' with inverted watermark, fine mint with good perfs. S.G. Spec. NB15a(20), cat. 275. Photo.
1424 | £170
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. advert pane 'Your 3 Weeks Holiday. A trip to New York 38/White Star Line' with inverted watermark, fine mint with good perfs. S.G. Spec. NB15a(31), cat. 275. Photo.
1425 | £350
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. advert pane '[Soap picture] Knight's Castile/[Knight picture] Knight's Castile' overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 28, watermark upright, fine and fresh with full gum (unmounted), good perfs., very scarce. S.G. Spec. NB15v(38), cat. 750+. Photo.
1426 | £170
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. advert pane '[picture of ZYXT]/Zyxt is 4d. a tablet' with inverted watermark, fine mint with good perfs. S.G. Spec. NB15a(45), cat. 300. Photo.
1427 | £100
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. advert pane 'If interested in Billiards/The Billiard Player' with inverted watermark, fine used on cover with ''COWES/30 OC/29'' c.d.s. cancels, complete with binding margin, envelope opened at left, scarce. S.G. Spec. NB15a(56). Photo.
1428 | £100
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. advert pane 'Buy Gilette blades/The blade with a shave in it' with upright watermark, fine mint with good perfs. S.G. Spec. NB15(62), cat. 275. Photo.
1429 | £380
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. advert pane 'Glastonbury's/Soft Sheepskin Shoes' overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 28, watermark upright, fine and fresh with gum (lightly mounted on one), good perfs., very scarce. S.G. Spec. NB15v(65), cat. 750. Photo.
1430 | £2300
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. advert pane with 'India Rubber Sponge/R. G. McKinlay' labels in green, watermark upright, slightly trimmed perfs. at foot otherwise very fine and fresh, very lightly mounted, rare. S.G. Spec. NB15(72), cat. 4,000. Photo.
1432 | £230
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. advert pane with 'India Rubber Sponge/R. G. McKinlay' labels in green, watermark inverted, a part pane with two stamps and binding margin removed fine used on piece with two 1/2d's, ''KINGSTON-ON-THAMES/22 OC/31'' c.d.s. cancels, scarce. Photo.
1433 | £80
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. advert pane 'Telephone Service/Air Mails, letters and parcels', setting 2 with upright watermark, specks of adhesion on reverse otherwise fine unmounted mint with excellent perfs. S.G. Spec. NB15(88), cat. 250+. Photo.
1434 | £210
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. advert pane 'For every woman, Bodiam. For every man, Royal York/White and azure. Pepys Stationery Productions' with upright watermark, a little trimming at right otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. NB15(96), cat. 300+. Photo.
1436 | £160
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. advert pane 'Shavallo for a swift smooth shave/Shavallo, Barbers use it' with upright watermark, fine mint with good perfs. S.G. Spec. NB15(100), cat. 300. Photo.
1437 | £140
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 11/2d. advert pane 'Shavallo for a swift smooth shave/Shavallo, Barbers use it' with inverted watermark, fine mint with good perfs. S.G. Spec. NB15a(100), cat. 300. Photo.
1438 | £550
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. green booklet pane of six overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33P, watermark upright, perfs. trimmed at foot and side, fine and fresh with full gum (unmounted), very scarce. S.G. Spec. NComB1u, cat. 1,500. Photo.
1439 | £480
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1929 P.U.C. 1d. scarlet booklet pane of six overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33P, watermark upright, perfs. trimmed at side, fine and fresh with gum (very lightly mounted), very scarce. S.G. Spec. NComB2u, cat. 1,500. Photo.
1440 | £450
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1929 P.U.C. 11/2d. purple-brown booklet pane of six overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33P, watermark upright, perfs. trimmed at foot, fine and fresh with full gum (unmounted), very scarce. S.G. Spec. NComB3u, cat. 1,200. Photo.
1441 | £200
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1929 P.U.C. 11/2d. purple-brown advert pane 'Cleaver's Terebene/F.S. Cleaver & Sons Ltd' with watermark inverted, fine unmounted mint with excellent perfs. S.G. Spec. NComB4a(2), cat. 350.
1442 | £160
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1929 P.U.C. 11/2d. purple-brown advert pane 'Holiday Trips 40 Tourist 3rd Cabin only/Atlantic Transport Line' with watermark inverted, fine mint with excellent perfs. S.G. Spec. NComB4a(4), cat. 350.
1443 | £230
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1929 P.U.C. 2s. booklet edition number 107, all panes with inverted watermark, mixed perfs., a little front cover creasing at left otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. BB13, cat. 500. Photo.
1444 | £260
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1934-36 photogravure 11/2d. intermediate format advert pane 'For Safety of Capital/Commercial Fixed Trust', watermark upright, with cylinder number ''G15'' dot, perf. type B4A(I), perfs. trimmed at right otherwise fine and fresh, scarce. S.G. Spec. NB25(3), cat. 750. Photo.
1445 | £190
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1935 Silver Jubilee 11/2d. red-brown booklet pane of four with cylinder number ''58'', fine unmounted mint with good perfs., scarce. S.G. Spec. NComB7, cat. 325. Photo.
1446 | £230
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1935 Silver Jubilee 11/2d. red-brown booklet pane of four overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33p, watermark upright, some trimmed perfs. at foot otherwise fine, scarce. S.G. Spec. NComB7s, cat. 1,100. Photo.
1447 | £1700
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1935 Silver Jubilee 2s. booklet edition 304, advertisers voucher copy dated ''12 JUN 1935'' on front cover and with all panes overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33p, average perfs., 1/2d. pane with inverted watermark, others upright, front cover with fault but good appearance, otherwise fine and fresh, very scarce. S.G. Spec. BB16, cat. 3,500. Photo.
1448 | £320
King George V: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1935 (July) photogravure 3s. booklet edition number 319, 11/2d. panes with upright watermark, others inverted, mixed perfs., fine and fresh. S.G. BB29, cat. 525. Photo.
1449 | £90
King George V: Coils: 1911(c.) Multipost machine coil trial labels on Harrison watermarked paper, a strip of four with coil join, fine with gum (unmounted), unusual. Photo.
1450 | £420
King George V: Coils: 1912 Downey Head die 2 watermark crown 1/2d. green top delivery coil leader code ''C'' with four stamps attached, perfs. trimmed at right, two stamps unmounted, fine and fresh. S.G. 339. Photo.
1451 | £270
King George V: Coils: 1912 Downey Head die 2 watermark crown 1/2d. green top delivery coil leader code ''G'' with two stamps attached, average perfs., fine and fresh. S.G. 339. Photo.
1452 | £250
King George V: Coils: 1912 Downey Head die 2 watermark crown 1d. scarlet top delivery coil leader code ''A'' with one stamp attached, perfs. trimmed at left, fine and fresh. S.G. 342. Photo.
1453 | £400
King George V: Coils: 1912 Downey Head die 2 watermark crown 1d. scarlet bottom delivery coil leader code ''B'' with eleven stamps attached and one coil join, average perfs., stamps unmounted, fine and fresh. S.G. 342. Photo.
1454 | £270
King George V: Coils: 1912 Downey Head die 2 watermark crown 1d. scarlet bottom delivery coil leader code ''B'' with three stamps attached, perfs. trimmed at left, two stamps unmounted, fine and fresh. S.G. 342. Photo.
1455 | £250
King George V: Coils: 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d. green sideways delivery coil leader code ''P'' with eighteen stamps attached and one coil join, first and thirteenth stamps with variety three spots on King's nose, good perfs., all but two stamps unmounted, fine. S.G. 351.
1456 | £680
King George V: Coils: 1912-24 watermark Royal Cypher 2d. orange die I Kermode vertical delivery leader (2) one with six stamps and the other with five stamps attached, 1924-26 watermark block Cypher 1d. scarlet Kermode vertical delivery (4), also 1937 K.E.VIII 1d. vertical coil ''Z'' with three stamps attached.
1457 | £480
King George V: Coils: 1913 watermark multiple cypher 1/2d. bright green and 1d. dull scarlet coil leaders, codes ''G'' and ''E'' respectively, each with one stamp attached, perfs. trimmed at right, fine with stamps unmounted. S.G. 397-8. Photo.
1458 | £320
King George V: Coils: 1913 watermark multiple cypher 1/2d. bright green and 1d. dull scarlet coil ends each with eight blank labels attached, 1/2d. with good perfs., 1d. trimmed at right, fine with stamps unmounted. S.G. 397-8. Photo.
1459 | £260
King George V: Coils: 1913 watermark multiple cypher 1/2d. coil join pair, fine and fresh unmounted mint with excellent perfs., scarce. S.G. Spec. N15e, cat. 500+. Photo.
1460 | £200
King George V: Coils: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 1/2d. green and 1d. scarlet bottom delivery coil leaders, codes ''Y'' and ''Z'' respectively, each with one stamp attached and the instructions blanked out with thick black bars, 1/2d. with perfs. trimmed at left, stamps unmounted, fine and scarce. S.G. 418-9. Photo.
1461 | £210
King George V: Coils: 1924-26 watermark block cypher 1/2d. green and 1d. scarlet top delivery Kermode coil leaders, each with two stamps attached, perfs. trimmed at right, fine, the 1d's unmounted. S.G. 418-9. Photo.
1462 | £320
King George V: Coils: 1929 P.U.C. 1/2d. vertical delivery ''W'' coil leader (folded) with wax seal and ribbon remaining, with two stamps attached, scarce. Photo.
1463 | £350
King George V: Coils: 1929 P.U.C. 1d. sideways watermark ''O'' coil leader (folded), with two stamps attached, scarce. Photo.
1464 | £250
King George V: Coils: 1929 P.U.C. 1d. scarlet bottom delivery coil leader, code ''X'' with one stamp attached, fine with good perfs. S.G. 435. Photo.
1465 | £210
King George V: Coils: 1934-36 photogravure 1/2d. green bottom delivery coil leaders codes ''W'' and ''Y'' priced at 2 and 4 respectively, each with two stamps attached, one mounted, fine with good perfs. S.G. 439. Photo.
1466 | £120
King George V: Coils: 1934-36 photogravure 1d. scarlet bottom delivery coil leaders codes ''X'' and ''Z'' priced at 4 and 8 respectively, the first with three stamps attached and perfs. slightly trimmed (unmounted), the other with two with good perfs. (one mounted), fine. S.G. 440. Photo.
1468 | £90
King George V: Coils: 1934-36 photogravure 11/2d. red-brown watermark sideways left side delivery code ''N'' coil leader with one stamp attached, fine with good perfs. S.G. 441d. Photo.
1469 | £270
King George V: Coils: 1934-36 photogravure 2d. orange watermark sideways left side delivery code ''T'' coil leader with one stamp attached, fine with good perfs. S.G. 442b. Photo.
1470 | £1000
King Edward VIII: 1936 original bromide portrait (203 x 253mm) produced from a photograph by Hugh Cecil, as used for issued stamps, embossed ''HUGH CECIL LONDON'' at lower left and signed by him below at right, some age spotting on reverse but a rare item, possibly unique in private hands. Photo.
1471 | £240
King Edward VIII: 1936 1d. large photographic essay (58 x 69mm) by L.N. and M. Williams, stuck down on card (97 x 132mm) with 'As submitted to G.P.O. 7/3/1936' in pencil at top, signed by them at foot, fine. R.P.S. certificate (2008). Photo.
1473 | £800
King Edward VIII: 1936 Coronation 'Seaforth Highlanders' 11/2d. imperforate essay in scarlet, prepared by Harrison and Sons on gummed paper watermarked ''E8R'' cypher sideways, fine with full gum (unmounted), rare. Photo.
1474 | £400
King Edward VIII: 1936 Coronation 'Seaforth Highlanders' simplified design 11/2d. bromide essay by Harrison and Sons, taken from a photograph by Bertram Park. Photo.
1475 | £800
King Edward VIII: 1936 Coronation 'Seaforth Highlanders' 11/2d. imperforate essay in ultramarine, prepared by Harrison and Sons on gummed paper watermarked ''E8R'' cypher sideways, fine with full gum (unmounted), rare. Photo.
1476 | £800
King Edward VIII: 1936 Coronation 'Seaforth Highlanders' simplified design 11/2d. imperforate essay in red-brown, prepared by Harrison and Sons on gummed paper watermarked ''E8R'' cypher sideways, fine with gum (a little adhesion on reverse), rare. Photo.
1477 | £580
King Edward VIII: Booklets and Booklet Panes: A collection written up on leaves with complerte booklets comprising 6d. (2), 2s. editions 354, 356 (2), 358, 360, 363 and 385, and 3s. editions 321 (2), 322 (2), 325, 328 and 329, also 5s. edition 17 (ink notes on cover) complete except two 1d. stamps, loose panes (5, mounted) incl. 11/2d. advert panes (4, 3 with cylinder numbers), exploded 2s. and 5s. books with covers and interleaves (no panes), etc., mainly fine.
1478 | £170
King Edward VIII: Booklet and Booklet Panes: 1936 11/2d. red-brown booklet pane of six watermark inverted, overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33 without punch holes, perf. type P, rather heavily mounted otherwise fine with good perfs. S.G. Spec. PB3au, cat. 600. Photo.
1479 £210
King George VI: A mint selection comprising 1937-47 1/2d. to 21/2d. watermark inverted (21/2d. trimmed perfs.) and watermark sideways sets, and 1939-48 high value set, 2d. inverted wmk. with slight adhesions, 1/2d. sideways wmk. and 2s.6d. green mounted, all others unmounted. (16).
1480 | £2500
King George VI: 1937 Coronation 11/2d. imperforate proof on gummed watermarked paper, affixed to card (114 x 95mm), reverse with manuscript pencil ''181'' and ''8/4/37'', fine and rare. Brandon certificate (2008). Photo.
1482 | £600
King George VI: 1939-48 2s.6d. to 1 set in unmounted mint marginal or corner blocks of four (some mounted in margin, 2s.6d. yellow-green is a block of six), a few light gum wrinkles otherwise fine. S.G. 476-478b. Photo.
1483 | £65
King George VI: 1939-48 2s.6d. brown, 10s. ultramarine (4) and 1 (6), unmounted mint, varied condition.
1484 | £1050
King George VI: 1939-48 2s.6d. brown used on first day cover with neat ''MERTHYR VALE/MERTHYR TYDFIL GLAM/4 SP/39'' c.d.s. cancel, envelope opened at top, very scarce. S.G. 476. Photo.
1485 | £1050
King George VI: 1939-48 2s.6d. brown used on neat registered first day cover with two ''ROMILLY CRESCENT/CARDIFF/4 SP/39'' c.d.s. cancels, two further strikes on reverse, fine and very scarce. S.G. 476. Photo.
1486 | £280
King George VI: 1939-48 2s.6d. brown lower marginal, 2s.6d. yellow-green, 10s. dark blue and 10s. ultramarine, all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 23, 2s.6d. yellow-green toned on reverse and others faintly so, otherwise fine with gum (2s.6d. brown unmounted). (4). S.G. (Concise) S241-2, 244-5, cat. 1,425. Photo.
1488 | £1200
King George VI: 1939-48 2s.6d. yellow-green, a corner block of four used on long first day cover with single ''WHITEFIELD/MANCHESTER/9 MR/42'' c.d.s., alongside 2s.6d. brown corner block of four with a similar cancel, the last day of issue, a little toning in places but very rare, possibly unique. S.G. 476, a. Photo.
1489 | £850
King George VI: 1939-48 2s.6d. yellow-green used on clean first day cover with neat ''SUTTON COLDFIELD/BIRMINGHAM/9 MR/42'' c.d.s. cancel, another strike on reverse, envelope opened at top, very scarce. S.G. 476a. Photo.
1490 | £500
King George VI: 1939-48 2s.6d. yellow-green used on registered first day cover with neat ''WINTON B.O. BOURNEMOUTH/HANTS./9 MR/42'' c.d.s. cancel, three further strikes on reverse, envelope opened at top, scarce. S.G. 476a. Photo.
1491 | £300
King George VI: 1939-48 5s. red used on clean registered first day cover with neat ''SUTTON COLDFIELD/BIRMINGHAM/21 AU/39'' c.d.s. cancel, another strike on reverse, envelope opened at foot, scarce. S.G. 477. Photo.
1492 | £450
King George VI: 1939-48 5s. red used on clean registered first day cover with ''REGISTERED/CLACTON-ON-SEA.ESSEX/21 AU 39'' oval cancel, two further strikes on reverse, envelope opened at top, fine and scarce. S.G. 477. Photo.
1493 £100
King George VI: 1939-48 5s. red and 10s. dark blue overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' type 23 with gum, each with a few tone spots on reverse. S.G. Spec. Q31t, Q32s. Photo.
1494 | £380
King George VI: 1939-48 10s. dark blue in a top right corner block of four, [R. 2/7] with retouch to lower lip, fine and fresh unmounted mint. S.G. 478, Spec. Q32(1), e, cat. 1,025. Photo.
1495 | £110
King George VI: 1939-48 10s. steel blue-black fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. Q32(2), cat. 325. Photo.
1496 | £1500
King George VI: 1939-48 10s. dark blue used on neat clean registered first day cover sent within Edinburgh, central ''GOLDENACRE/EDINBURGH/30 OC/39'' c.d.s. cancel with another strike on reverse, envelope opened at left, rare. S.G. 478. Photo.
1497 | £1600
King George VI: 1939-48 10s. ultramarine used on registered airmail first day cover to U.S.A. with censor label at left, central ''GRIMSBY LINCS./30 NO/42'' c.d.s. cancel with another strike and transit handstamps on reverse, envelope opened at foot, a little light staining, rare. S.G. 478a. Photo.
1498 | £1400
King George VI: 1939-48 10s. ultramarine used on registered first day cover with ''BOURNEMOUTH HANTS/30 NO/42'' c.d.s. cancel, with another strike on reverse, envelope with a little damage at top left, rare. S.G. 478a. Photo.
1499 | £100
King George VI: 1939-48 1 brown used on registered first day cover with oval ''REGISTERED/PETERBOROUGH NORTHANTS./1 OC 48'' cancel, another strike on reverse, envelope opened at top. S.G. 478b. Photo.
1500 | £200
King George VI: 1939-48 1 brown with margin at foot used on neat registered first day cover with two ''TENNYSON RD CHELTENHAM/GLOS./1 OC/48'' c.d.s. cancels, two further strikes on reverse, fine. S.G. 478b. Photo.
1503 | £290
King George VI: 1941-42 1d. pale scarlet type II in a mint cylinder ''192'' no dot block of six, perf. type 5 (E/I), mounted in margin, stamps fine unmounted, rare. S.G. Spec. Q5A, listed but unpriced. Photo.
1508 £180
King George VI: 1946 Victory 3d. in an unmounted mint cylinder 4 with dot block of six, with rare perf type 5(E/1), fine. Photo.
1509 £200
King George VI: 1948 Silver Wedding 21/2d. and 1 fine used on neat illustrated f.d.c. from Stourbridge. S.G. 493-94, cat 425. Photo.
1510 | £300
King George VI: 1948 Silver Wedding 21/2d. and 1 on unaddressed illustrated first day cover with neat ''SANDHILL PARADE MOORTOWN/LEEDS/26 AP/48'' c.d.s. cancel, very fine. S.G. 493-4. Photo.
1511 | £260
King George VI: 1948 Silver Wedding 21/2d. and 1 on first day cover, locally addressed in Carshalton, with fine handpainted illustration (contemporary ?) of Windsor Castle at left. S.G. 493-4. Photo.
1512 | £350
King George VI: 1948 Wedding 1 overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 34 with large punch holes in three corners, fine with large part original gum, scarce. S.G. Spec. QCom11t, cat. 650. Photo.
1513 | £120
King George VI: 1948 Olympics 6d. bright purple lower right corner block of six (3 x 2) showing initials ''H L P'' in marginal rules, with a matching corner block with the initials retouched, the first unmounted mint with a couple of minor bends, the second mounted. S.G. Spec. QCom16a & b. Photo.
1514 | £30
King George VI: 1950-52 11/2d. pale green watermark sideways, a partial coil strip of 123 with ''N'' coil leader (detached), mainly fine. S.G. 505a.
1515 | £90
King George VI: 1951 Festival 2s.6d. to 1 set in unmounted mint corner or marginal (10s.) blocks of four, a few light bends otherwise fine. S.G. 509-512.
1516 | £380
King George VI: 1951 Festival 2s.6d. to 1 set mounted in ''Waterlow & Sons Limited'' presentation card, fine and attractive. S.G. 509-512. Photo.
1517 | £350
King George VI: 1951 Festival 2s.6d. to 1 set used on two matching registered illustrated first day covers with ''WOOLWICH B.O. S.E.18./3 MY/51'' c.d.s. cancels, fine. S.G. 509-12. Photo.
1518 | £1100
King George VI: Booklets and Booklet Panes: A collection written up in an album with complete booklets with 6d. editions 1938 (Jan.) (2, with and without interleaves), 1938 (Feb.) pink cover with interleaves, 1940 green cover (2, with margins at top and at bottom), various 1s., 2s.6d. (14) incl. 1945 (Sept.), 1946 (Apr.), 1948 (June), 1950 (June), 1950 (July) and 1951 (Feb.), 1952 (Mar.) with back cover stitched inside out, 5s. (10) incl. 1943 (Nov.), 1944 (Oct.), 1947 (Apr.) and 1950 (June), also incomplete booklets, range of panes (mainly mounted), many with cylinder numbers incl. 11/2d. advert panes (4), exploded books with covers and interleaves (no panes), etc., varied condition, mixed perfs.
1519 | £180
King George VI: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1937 1/2d. green booklet pane of six watermark upright overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33P, with cylinder number ''E10'' no dot perf. type B4(E), fine with full gum (unmounted) and excellent perfs., scarce. S.G. Spec. QB1s, cat. 275+. Photo.
1520 | £250
King George VI: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1937 1d. scarlet booklet pane of six watermark upright overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33P, with cylinder number ''F.9'' no dot perf. type B3(I), fine with full gum (unmounted) and excellent perfs., scarce. S.G. Spec. QB10s, cat. 375+. Photo.
1521 | £220
King George VI: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1937 11/2d. red-brown booklet pane of six watermark upright, overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33 without punch holes, perf. type E, fine with full gum (unmounted) and good perfs., scarce. S.G. Spec. QB21t, cat. 500. Photo.
1522 | £170
King George VI: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1937 11/2d. red-brown booklet pane of six watermark upright overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33P, with cylinder number ''G20'' no dot perf. type B4(E), fine with full gum (unmounted) and good perfs., scarce. S.G. Spec. QB21s, cat. 275+. Photo.
1523 | £85
King George VI: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1938 (Feb.) 6d. booklet with pink cover with interleaves, 11/2d. pane upright wmk., others inverted wmk., mixed perfs., hinge marks on covers otherwise fine. S.G. Spec. BD2a, cat. 300.
1524 | £180
King George VI: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1938 (Feb.) 6d. booklet with pink cover with interleaves, 11/2d. pane upright wmk. and with cylinder number ''G50'' dot, perf. type B4A(I), others inverted wmk., 11/2d. pane with above average perfs., the others trimmed, fine and very scarce, the cylinder pane listed but unpriced. S.G. BD2a, cat. 300.
1525 | £90
King George VI: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1938 (Feb.) 6d. booklet with pink cover with interleaves, 11/2d. pane inverted wmk., others upright wmk., panes trimmed at foot, fine, with the wrapper band for a bundle of ten booklets. S.G. BD2a, cat. 300.
1526 | £130
King George VI: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1938 (Feb.) 6d. booklet with pink cover with interleaves, 11/2d. pane upright wmk., others inverted wmk., 11/2d. pane with good perfs., the others trimmed, fine. S.G. BD2a, cat. 300.
1527 | £130
King George VI: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1938 (Feb.) 6d. booklet with pink cover with interleaves, 11/2d. pane upright wmk., others inverted wmk., 11/2d. pane trimmed, the others with excellent perfs., fine. S.G. BD2a, cat. 300.
1528 | £90
King George VI: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1940 2d. orange booklet pane of six watermark inverted overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33P, perf. type P, with gum (mounted on three), perfs. trimmed at right and binding margin partly separated at top, very scarce. S.G. Spec. Q29as, cat. 600. Photo.
1529 | £110
King George VI: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1940 21/2d. ultramarine booklet pane of six watermark upright overprinted ''CANCELLED'' type 33P, perf. type P, with gum (mounted on two), fine with good perfs., scarce. S.G. Spec. Q32s, cat. 450. Photo.
1530 | £800
King George VI: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1940 (June) 2s.6d. booklet edition number 1, all panes with watermark upright, each pane trimmed at foot, fine and fresh. S.G. BD13, cat. 1,400. Photo.
1531 £520
King George VI: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1940 (Oct.) 2s.6d. booklet edition number 24, all panes watermark inverted, few trimmed perfs, otherwise fine. S.G. BD15, cat 800. Photo.
1532 | £170
King George VI: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1942 1/2d. pale green booklet pane of six watermark upright with cylinder ''E66'' dot, perforation type B5(BP), fine unmounted mint with good perfs., scarce. S.G. Spec. QB4, listed but unpriced. Photo.
1533 | £130
King George VI: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1942 1/2d. pale green booklet pane of six watermark upright with cylinder ''E65'' dot, perforation type B6(Ie), slight trimming at right otherwise fine unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. Spec. QB4, listed but unpriced. Photo.
1534 | £1150
King George VI: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1942 (March) 5s. booklet edition number 25, all panes with watermark inverted, well above average perfs., fine and fresh. S.G. BD26, cat. 1,800. Photo.
1535 £170
King George VI: Propaganda Forgeries: 1935 Jubilee ''THIS WAR IS A/JEWISH WAR'' 1/2d. and 1937 Coronation parody 11/2d., fine 'used' with ''LONDON/AAA-O/-6 JUN/44/SPECIAL STAMP'' c.d.s's in violet, both affixed to ''SPECIAL-STAMP IN MEMORY OF THE FIRST DAY OF THE INVASION'' propaganda souvenir sheet in Russian and English, very scarce. Michel 1 & 2.
1536 £280
King George VI: Propaganda Forgeries: 1937 Coronation parody 11/2d., an imperforate proof(?) with large margins on ungummed paper watermarked wavy lines, also the 'issued' 11/2d. 'unused', imperf. with light crease otherwise fine, scarce. Michel 2. Photo.
1537 £50
King George VI: Propaganda Forgeries: 1937-47 1/2d. to 3d. set of six, fine 'unused'. Michel 3-8.
1538 £160
King George VI: Propaganda Forgeries: 1937-47 1/2d. to 3d. set of six, fine 'used' with ''LONDON/AAA-O/-6 JUN/44/SPECIAL STAMP'' c.d.s's in violet, each affixed to ''SPECIAL-STAMP IN MEMORY OF THE FIRST DAY OF THE INVASION'' propaganda souvenir sheet in Russian and English, very scarce. Michel 3-8.
1539 £100
King George VI: Propaganda Forgeries: 1937-47 1/2d. to 3d. set of six, each with margins, fine 'used' with ''LONDON/AAA-O/-6 JUN/44/SPECIAL STAMP'' c.d.s's in violet, also 1d. postally used with genuine 3d. on 1954 envelope from Bexleyheath to Germany, unusual. Michel 3-8. Photo.
1540 | £100
King George VI: Propaganda Forgeries: 1937-47 1/2d. to 3d. corner marginal set with ''LIQUIDATION/OF EMPIRE/HONG KONG'' overprint in black or red, fine 'used' with ''LONDON/AAA-O/-6 JUN/44/SPECIAL STAMP'' c.d.s's in violet. Michel 9-14IVh.
1541 £130
King George VI: Propaganda Forgeries: 1937-47 1/2d. with ''EMPIRE'S LIQUIDATION/AT TEHERAN'' overprint fine 'used' with margin at right. Michel 9IIe. Photo.
1542 | £90
King George VI: Propaganda Forgeries: 1937-47 1/2d. to 3d. marginal set with ''LIQUIDATION/OF EMPIRE/TRINIDAD'' overprint in black or red, 'used' with ''LONDON/AAA-O/-6 JUN/44/SPECIAL STAMP'' c.d.s's in violet, 2d. with a few short perfs. otherwise fine. Michel 9-14IVe.
1543 £200
King George VI: Propaganda Forgeries: 1937-47 1d. marginal strip of six (folded) with ''LIQUIDATION/OF EMPIRE'' overprint in black for Barbados, St. Lucia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bermuda and Bahamas, fine 'unused'. Michel 10IVa-c, f-h. Photo.
1544 £280
King George VI: Propaganda Forgeries: 1937-47 1d. with ''THE/BLUFF-CHARTA'' overprint fine 'unused'. Michel 10IId. Photo.
1545 £80
King George VI: Propaganda Forgeries: 1937-47 1d. with ''WORLD-/BOLSHEVISM'' overprint 'used' with margin at right, perfs. a little ragged at left. Michel 10IIa. Photo.
1546 £420
King George VI: Propaganda Forgeries: 1937-47 1d., two marginal blocks of four with ''LIQUIDATION/OF EMPIRE'' overprints in black, one for Borneo, Grenada, Rangoon and Bougainville, the other for Rangoon, Bougainville, St.Vincent and Rabaul, fine 'unused'. Michel 10Va-f. Photo.
1547 £130
King George VI: Propaganda Forgeries: 1937-47 1d. with ''WORLD-CAPITALISM'' overprint fine 'used' with margin at right. Michel 10IIb. Photo.
1548 £90
King George VI: Propaganda Forgeries: 1937-47 1d. with ''WORLD-JUDAISM'' overprint fine 'used'. Michel 10IIc. Photo.
1549 £90
King George VI: Propaganda Forgeries: 1937-47 1d. with ''WORLD-SLAVERY'' overprint fine 'used' with margins at top (folded) and right. Michel 10IIf. Photo.
1550 £90
King George VI: Propaganda Forgeries: 1937-47 1d. with ''EMPIRE'S LIQUIDATION/AT TEHERAN'' overprint 'unused', small thin. Michel 10IIe. Photo.
1551 £160
King George VI: Propaganda Forgeries: 1937-47 21/2d., a fine 'unused' horizontal strip of three with margins between, at top and foot, with shading palette in margin below, also 1d. 'unused' interpanneau vertical pair. Michel 4, 7.
1556 | £380
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A mint accumulation in five albums and loose in a carton, mainly recent issues with presentation packs incl. 1998 Princess of Wales Welsh edition, 2002 (Dec.) first Wilding miniature sheet (2), definitive packs incl. 1977 1 to 5 no. 13 (large size), 1993 10 (4), a few pre-decimal packs with German editions incl. 1969 Ships, Anniversaries, duplicated mint miniature sheets to 2008 incl. 1999 Millennium Timekeeper optd. for Stamp Show (6), also some used, etc.
1558 | £650
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: An accumulation in eight albums in a carton, incl. commoratives and definitives, Guernsey, Alderney, good ranges to 2009, etc. (1000's).
1559 | £600
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A duplicated collection in ten albums in a carton with pre-decimal commemoratives and definitives mint and used, decimals mint to 2006 with commemoratives and miniature sheets, Machins, high values to 5 and 10, regionals, postage dues, booklet panes, a quantity used, also a stockbook of mainly used duplicates incl. some earlier from QV, etc. (1000s).
1561 | £220
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A mint collection of Wilding definitives written up on leaves incl. Tudor and St. Edward's Crown sets, graphites, phosphor-graphites, inverted and sideways watermarks, some varieties incl. 21/2d. type II horizontal pair with sheet margin at left, each stamp (and margin) with single narrow photo phosphor band at right, 3d. pair with broad violet phosphor band on one stamp and no phosphor on the other, Castles (also a few used) incl. 1955 Waterlow set unmounted, booklet panes, 1953 (May) 5s. composite booklet, a few coil leaders, training stamps, etc., varied condition.
1562 | £230
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A mint and used collection in an album, incl. better mint with 1952-54 watermark Tudor Crown set, 1955-58 watermark St. Edward's Crown set, inverted watermarks, Postage Dues, etc. (100's).
1563 | £120
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: A selection of booklets and f.d.c's in two albums, incl. booklets with folded, prestige, etc. (few 100's).
1564 | £85
Queen Elizabeth II: 1957 presentation book produced for the 14th Postal Union Congress in Ottawa, containing mounted mint sets of 1955-58 1/2d. to 1s.6d., 1955 Waterlow 2s.6d. to 1, 1955-57 1/2d. to 5s. postage dues, 1953 Coronation and 1957 Scouts, along with items of postal stationery and airletters, and the 1957 Tangier overprints to 10s., fine.
1565 | £60
Queen Elizabeth II: 1959 presentation book produced for the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva, containing mounted mint sets of 1958-61 graphites (1/2d. to 11/2d. wmk. St. Edward's crown), 1958-65 1/2d. to 1s.6d. (plus 11d.), 1959 2nd De La Rue 2s.6d. to 1, and 3d., 6d. and 1s.3d. regionals.
1567 | £250
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 1971-76 a selection of varieties, incl. colour shifts, missing phosphors, perf shifts, etc. (49).
1568 £220
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 1973-85 selection of commemorative varieties incl. 1973 Christmas 31/2p. missing salmon-pink, 1976 Christmas 11p. corner marginal on uncoated paper, etc., mainly fine unmounted mint. (20).
1569 | £160
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 1979-2006 year book complete less 2002 and 2003, but with 1994 Channel Tunnel presentation packs (2).
1570 | £240
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 1980-2006 decimal presentation packs in five albums with commemorative and definitive issues incl. Greetings, etc. (100's).
1571 | £90
Queen Elizabeth II: Collections and Mixed Lots: 1984-1998 Year Books complete (less 1990 and 1992). (13).
1572 | £260
Queen Elizabeth II: 1952-54 Tudor Crown 1/2d. to 1s.6d. set in cylinder blocks of six with additional 4d., 1s.3d. and 1s.6d. blocks, a few (mainly low values) mounted on the top pairs otherwise fine unmounted mint. (20). S.G. 515-531.
1573 £100
Queen Elizabeth II: 1952-54 Tudor Crown 1/2d. to 1s.6d. set on six neat first day covers, all sent from Bournemouth with c.d.s. cancels, 11/2d. and 21/2d. on display cover, the other five on matching illustrated covers, two registered, a few tone spots but a scarce set with typed addresses. S.G. 515-531.
1574 | £1750
Queen Elizabeth: 1954(c.) group of photographic essays by various designers for the 1955 Castle high values, with 2s.6d. (4), 5s. and 1 (2), incl. 2s.6d. and 1 by Lynton Lamb very close to the issued designs, some with creases but a fine group. (7). Photo.
1575 £200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955 Waterlow 2s.6d. to 1 set of corner singles and 1958 first De La Rue 2s.6d. to 1 set, De La Rue 10s. with light bends and 1 with adhesion on gum in corner otherwise mainly fine unmounted mint. (8). S.G. 536-539, 536a-539a.
1576 | £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955 Waterlow 2s.6d. to 1 set used on four matching 'J.E.Lea' registered first day covers from Manchester, each opened at top. S.G. 536-539. Photo.
1577 £200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1958 1st De La Rue 2s.6d. to 1 set of top left corner examples, 5s. with a short perf. otherwise fine unmounted mint. (4). S.G. 536a-539a, cat 600. Photo.
1578 | £350
Queen Elizabeth II: 1955-58 St. Edward's Crown 1/2d. to 1s.6d. set in cylinder blocks of six with both 21/2d's and 6d. shade, one 21/2d. type II mounted, the remainder fine unmounted mint. (20). S.G. 540-556.
1579 £150
Queen Elizabeth II: 1958-65 watermark multiple crowns, two 1960 presentation packs, one priced at 10s.6d., the other at $1.80 for sale in the U.S.A., both slightly roughly opened, also phosphor-graphite 1960 presentation pack priced at 3s.8d., unopened. (3).
1580 £130
Queen Elizabeth II: 1958-61 graphite 11/2d. booklet pane of six watermark inverted, fine unmounted mint with good perfs. S.G. Spec. SB70a, cat. 375. Photo.
1581 £120
Queen Elizabeth II: 1958-61 graphite 21/2d. booklet pane of six watermark inverted, fine unmounted mint with good perfs. S.G. Spec. SB85a, cat. 400. Photo.
1582 | £380
Queen Elizabeth II: 1959 2nd De La Rue Castle 2s.6d. to 1 set in 1960 presentation pack, priced at 1.18s. for sale at the 1960 Stamp Exhibition in the Festival Hall, minor imperfections otherwise fine and very scarce, unopened. S.G. 595-598. Photo.
1583 £160
Queen Elizabeth II: 1959 2nd De La Rue 2s.6d. to 1 light cream paper set of lower left corner examples, each with two plate dots in lower margin, 1 with thin at foot of margin otherwise fine unmounted mint (5s. mounted in margin), a scarce set. S.G. Spec. T3a, T10b, T16a, T22a, cat. 435. Photo.
1584 | £130
Queen Elizabeth II: 1959 phosphor-graphite set in left margin blocks of four, each with cylinder number in margin, also 2d. error of watermark single with margin at foot, one 41/2d. with gum crease otherwise fine unmounted mint. (33). S.G. 599-609, 605a, cat. 520.
1585 £750
Queen Elizabeth II: 1960 photographic essays (34 x 34mm) for a proposed 2s.6d. value, one with the Official Coat of Arms at foot, the other two depicting fish, very similar with a slight difference in shading, fine. (3). Photo.
1587 | £110
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: An accumulation of cylinder blocks, values to 1s.9d. incl. 4d. sepia two bands PVA ''15'' no dot and dot, 5d. ''7'' no dot missing phosphor, 10d. ''1'' no dot 250 screen (2), also 2d. right margin block of ten (2 x 5) with ''Ph1'' in right margin at row 17, a few duplicates, etc., a few slightly angled back margins, mainly fine. (54).
1588 £200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 4d. vermilion right band, 1d., 5d., 1d. and 4d. vermilion left band se-tenant strip of five variety uncoated paper, from the foot of the 1 booklet pane with part selvedge attached, fine unmounted mint with good perfs. S.G. 724d, 734a, 734Eba, 735d, cat. (as singles). 700. Photo.
1589 | £270
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 3d. violet centre band GA in an unmounted mint lower right corner block, the right vertical pair completely imperforate, fine. S.G. 729a, cat 700, EC (2005) F2961IMa - 20 pairs known. Photo.
1590 | £220
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 4d. sepia two bands GA, a part booklet pane of four stamps with selvedge attached at left, the lower pair imperforate on three sides, with trimmed perfs. at foot, fine unmounted mint. Photo.
1591 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 4d. deep sepia Head B PVA, in an unmounted mint block (6 x 7) from top-right corner of sheet, showing a dramatic paper fold resulting in six partially imperforate stamps, unusual. S.G. 732var. Photo.
1592 £50
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 5d. head A in an unmounted mint cylinder ''1'' no dot block of 16 (4 x 4) with additional diagonal perfs. over two stamps and in the margins, corner stamp torn, a spectacular variety. S.G. 735var.
1593 £50
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 5d. deep blue head B unmounted mint block of 15 (5 x 3) from the 1 Cook booklet (lacking the selvedge), the left vertical column showing part of the recipe printed on the stamps due to a shift of the black, perfs. trimmed at top, unusual. S.G. Spec. UB20var.
1594 £50
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967-70 Machins: 5d. head B variety imperforate in a horizontal pair, ex cylinder 15 printing with screening dots in the margins, with margin at foot with pencil annotations ''20/9'' and ''20/10'' below stamps, small gum fault in corner otherwise fine unmounted mint, also an imperf. pair from cylinder 10 unmounted mint. S.G. 735c, cat. 250. Photo.
1600 | £400
Queen Elizabeth II: An unmounted mint selection of decimal commemorative varieties with various colour shifts, perf. shifts, some in gutter pairs, 1980 Sports 15p. corner cylinder single imperf. between stamp and sheet margin at foot (gum disturbance), 2004 Locomotives miniature sheets (2) with 14mm and 16mm upward shifts of the phosphor bands, etc. (29 items).
1601 | £230
Queen Elizabeth II: A selection of mainly commemorative varieties with 1964 Forth Road Bridge 3d. (ordinary) cylinder block of six with three stamps and the cylinder number affected by a dry print of the violet, 1965 U.N. 3d. (ordinary) vertical strip of five (split into three and two) with a dry print of yellow-orange, 1965 I.T.U. 1s.6d. (phosphor) with a 4mm downward shift of black, 1967 Christmas 1s.6d. with an unprinted area at foot, 1971 Ulster Paintings 9p. with a 3mm downward shift of greenish yellow, 1972 Anniversaries 9p. with a 4mm downward shift of brown, 1972 Machin 1 strip of three, one on very thin paper and a second half affected, and 1990 Stamp World miniature sheet showing a weak streaky printing of the recess black on the 1d. black, fine unmounted mint. (8 items).
1602 | £350
Queen Elizabeth II: An unmounted mint selection of pre-decimal commemorative varieties incl. 1960 C.E.P.T. 1s.6d. with downward shift of brown, 1962 N.P.Y. 3d. (ordinary) left margin pair with left stamp having a dry print, 1967 Paintings 4d. corner block of six doubly perforated leaving stamps almost quartered, 1967 Christmas 3d. corner block of four with a shift of gold up and left, 1969 Investiture 9d. vertical pair with a 9mm downward shift of black, misperfs., etc. (12 items).
1603 | £800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1953 Coronation set used on illustrated registered first day cover with ''BUCKINGHAM PALACE/S.W.1/3 JU/53'' c.d.s. cancels, another strike on reverse, rare. S.G. 532-5. Photo.
1604 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1953 Coronation, a selection of items from the archive of M.C. Farrar-Bell, designer of the 1s.6d. stamp, incl. a stamp sized photographic essay in the accepted design and a second essay in a similar but unissued design, both denominated 21/2d. mounted on card, a double size photographic essay of the design as issued denominated 1s.6d., a corner marginal cylinder 1 dot strip of three of the issued 1s.6d. signed by M.C. Farrar-Bell in the margin at foot and dated '3/June/1953', lower pair unmounted (small tone spots and crease), etc. (5 items).
1605 £1600
Queen Elizabeth II: 1957 Scouts 21/2d., 4d. and 1s.3d. set of continuous coil leaders, 21/2d. for 480 stamps roll number ''5'' with five stamps attached, 4d. for 480 stamps roll number ''5'' with six stamps attached, and 1s.3d. for 240 stamps roll number ''4'' with six stamps attached, a fine and very scarce set, only 49, 37 and 33 coils respectively sold. S.G. 557-9. Photo.
1606 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: 1957 Scouts set used on neat plain registered first day cover with ''REGISTERED/1 AUG 57/BALMORAL CASTLE'' oval cancels in violet and Balmoral Castle c.d.s. alongside, reverse with Royal stationery crest on flap and two further violet oval handstamps, a very rare cover. S.G. 557-9. Photo.
1607 £520
Queen Elizabeth II: 1957 Scouts first day cover, franked by strip of six ''Poached Egg'' labels and tied by Sutton Coldfield slogan cancel, scarce. Photo.
1608 £95
Queen Elizabeth II: 1957 Scouts 21/2d. used on envelope addressed to the Jubilee Scout Jamboree, bearing two line ''CAMP DISBANDED/RETURN TO SENDER'', scarce. Photo.
1610 | £110
Queen Elizabeth: 1957 Scouts 4d. photographic essay of an unadopted design, fine. Photo.
1612 | £1000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1961-85, a selection of varieties, incl. 1961 P.O.S.B. 21/2d with red partially omitted (pen mark), 21/2d. lower marginal block of 6 with printer's tape repair, 1961 Parliamentary 1s.3d. imperforate pair with colour shift without gum (printer's waste), 1964 Shakespeare 6d. with phosphor bands on back and front, 1966 World Cup 4d. with double phosphor, 1966 Technology 6d. (ord.) with deep blue partially omitted affecting half the Jaguar and the inscriptions, 1967 Christmas 3d. corner pair with gold shift, 1968 Anniversaries 1s.9d. missing phosphor, 1968 Paintings 1s.6d. vertical corner pair with lower stamp showing fine paper join variety, 1969 Cathedrals 5d. block with green omitted from roof of St. Giles, another block misperforated leaving inscriptions at top, 1970 Anniversaries (6 items), 1970 Games 5d. and 1s.6d. missing phosphor, 1970 Christmas (7 items), 1972 Anniversaries 3p. block of four and 71/2p. block of six showing black shifts, 1972 Churches 3p. blocks of 6 (2) showing red shift and paper join, 1972 Christmas (3 items), 1973 Paintings 3p. block of 9 with paper join, 1973 Reformers perf. shifts (3 items), 1978 Architecture miniature sheet missing phosphor, 1985 Trains 17p. partly imperf. block of four.
1613 | £1200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1961 P.O.S.B. 3d. (Timson) variety orange-brown omitted, in a lower right corner cylinder block of four (no extension holes in right margin) with ''3E'' missing, lightly folded down vertical perfs. and right pair with very light gum bend otherwise fine unmounted mint, very scarce, with normal cylinder block for comparison. S.G. 624Aa, cat. 2,200+, EC GB1248MCa - circa 60 known, cat. (as a cylinder block) 3,300. Photo.
1614 | £260
Queen Elizabeth II: 1961 C.E.P.T. 2d. in an unmounted mint lower margin block of four with the margin showing a partial reversed impression and the lower pair with ink disturbance, due to the margin being folded over immediately after printing, lower left stamp with small gum fault in corner and margin half separated, very unusual. S.G. 626var. Photo.
1615 £15500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1961 C.E.P.T. 10d. variety pale green omitted, in a vertical strip of four with the adjoining stamps showing partial omission, the top stamp normal, a superb unmounted mint example of this very rare error. S.G. 628a, cat. 17,500+, EC GB1256MCa - 6 mint known. Photo.
1616 | £18000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1961 Parliamentary Conference 1s.3d. variety blue (Queen's head) omitted, the corner example in the unique cylinder strip of five with the adjoining stamp showing partial omission, margin with ''2B'' missing, crease at top and a little adhesion on gum in centre of strip otherwise fine, a very rare error. S.G. 630a, cat. 25,000+, EC GB1260MCa - 6 known (2 creased), cat. (mint single within cylinder strip) 35,000. Photo.
1617 | £2200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1962 N.P.Y. (ordinary) 3d. variety light blue omitted, fine unmounted mint with margin at right, very scarce, Brandon Certificate (1989). S.G. 632a, cat. 3,500, EC GB1264MCa - circa 30 known with complete omission. Photo.
1618 | £3200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1963 Paris Postal Conference (ordinary) 6d. variety green omitted, the lower example in a top marginal vertical strip of three, fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 636a, cat. 4,800+, EC GB1272MCa - 30 mint known. Photo.
1619 | £250
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Shakespeare (phosphor) 1s.3d. variety watermark inverted, fine used. S.G. 648pWi, unpriced used. Photo.
1620 £55
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Shakespeare 2s.6d. 'jet-black' shade used with the remaining values of the set on f.d.c. from Stratford-upon-Avon, a little grubby but scarce. S.G. Spec. W45(3), EC GB1300SDa - 50 first day covers known, cat. 200. Photo.
1621 | £2100
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Geographical (ordinary) 4d. variety violet (face value) omitted, in a lower right corner traffic light block of twelve (3 x 4), fine unmounted mint, a rare multiple, with normal traffic light block of four for comparison. S.G. 652a, cat. 3,300+, EC GB1304MCa - circa 180 mint known. Photo.
1622 £290
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Geographical (ordinary) 4d. variety violet (face value) omitted, a horizontal strip of three fine used with ''TORQUAY/5 JA/65'' c.d.s's on manilla envelope, centre stamp with small natural paper flaw. S.G. 652a, unpriced used, EC GB1304MCa. Photo.
1624 | £14500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Botanical (ordinary) 3d. variety sage-green omitted, fine unmounted mint with margin at top, a very rare error, with normal for comparison. S.G. 655b, cat. 18,000, EC GB1310MCa - 6 known. Photo.
1625 £130
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Forth Road Bridge 3d. (ordinary) lower left corner cylinder block of nine (perfs. split between second and third columns) showing an inking flaw which virtually obliterates the ''1964'' and ''3d'' on the stamps in the third column, some marginal creasing and perf. re-inforcement, one variety stamp fine unmounted, most unusual. S.G. 659var. Photo.
1626 | £120
Queen Elizabeth II: 1964 Forth Road Bridge (ordinary) 3d. right margin horizontal pair with left stamp having value and date obliterated due to ink drag of reddish violet, right stamp partially affected, fine unmounted mint, spectacular, Brandon Certificate (2006). S.G. 659var. Photo.
1628 | £150
Queen Elizabeth II: 1965 Churchill (ordinary) 4d. corner single with black printing partially omitted, gum bend otherwise fine unmounted mint, unusual. S.G. 661var. Photo.
1629 | £180
Queen Elizabeth II: 1965 Lister (ordinary) 4d. variety brown-red (tube) omitted, used with wavy line cancellation, scarce. S.G. 667a, unpriced used, EC GB1334MCa - 5 used known, cat. 350. Photo.
1630 | £2600
Queen Elizabeth II: 1965 Lister (phosphor) 4d. variety brown-red (tube) omitted, fine unmounted mint, tiny gum wrinkle, rare. S.G. 667pa, cat. 5,500, EC GB1334MCb - circa 18 known. Photo.
1631 | £180
Queen Elizabeth II: 1965 Lister (ordinary) 1s. variety watermark inverted, tiny gum wrinkle otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 668Wi, cat. 375, EC GB1336WEa - circa 50 known. Photo.
1632 | £180
Queen Elizabeth II: 1965 Commonwealth Arts (ordinary) 6d. with black partially omitted due to a dry print, also 6d. phosphor with bands printed on reverse as well as on front, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 669 var, 669p var. Photo.
1634 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 World Cup (ordinary) set on first day cover from Wembley, signed by Bobby Moore, very fine. Photo.
1635 £420
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 World Cup (phosphor) set on first day cover from Wembley, signed by Alf Ramsey, very fine. Photo.
1636 | £500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 World Cup (ordinary) 6d. variety black omitted, in a lower left corner cylinder strip of three with ''1E'' missing, bend in bottom margin otherwise fine unmounted mint, a scarce piece, with normal cylinder strip for comparison. S.G. 694a, cat. 540+, EC GB1388MCa - circa 200 mint known, cat. (cylinder strip of three) 975. Photo.
1637 | £3200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 World Cup (ordinary) 6d. variety apple-green omitted, the left stamp in a strip of three with the centre stamp also showing almost complete omission and the right stamp normal, fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 694b, cat. 4,500+, EC GB1388MCc - 24 mint known. Photo.
1638 | £80
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 World Cup (ordinary) 1s.3d. variety blue omitted, with margin at left showing ''1A'' cylinder, tiny adhesion on gum otherwise fine unmounted mint, with normal for comparison. S.G. 695a, cat. 250+, EC GB1390MCa - circa 240 mint known. Photo.
1640 | £1000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (ordinary) 4d. se-tenant left margin block of six variety red omitted from the two left stamps, fine unmounted mint, very scarce. Brandon certificate (1997). S.G. 696ae, cat. 2,200, EC GB1392MCe - circa 25 blocks known. Photo.
1643 | £420
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (ordinary) 4d. se-tenant block of four variety bistre omitted, fine unmounted mint with margin at left. S.G. 696ah, cat. 800, EC GB1392MCj - circa 90 blocks known. Photo.
1644 | £290
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. S.G. 696aj, cat. 500+, EC GB1392MCl - circa 270 blocks known, cat. (traffic light block of eight) 650. Photo.
1645 | £400
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, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 696aj, cat. 500+, EC GB1392MCl - circa 270 blocks known, cat. (cylinder block of eight) 650. Photo.
1646 | £80
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (ordinary) 4d. se-tenant block of four variety reddish brown omitted, with top half of traffic lights in right margin, light gum bend otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 696aj, cat. 250, EC GB1392MCl - circa 270 blocks known. Photo.
1647 | £80
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (ordinary) 4d. se-tenant block of four variety reddish brown omitted, a couple of small gum wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 696aj, cat. 250, EC GB1392MCl.
1650 | £6800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Birds (phosphor) 4d. se-tenant block of four variety bright blue omitted, light gum bend otherwise fine unmounted mint, very rare. S.G. 696pag, cat. 12,000, EC GB1392MCi - 4 mint blocks known (1 mounted). Photo.
1651 | £110
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Technology (phosphor) 6d. variety red (Mini cars) printed double, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 702p var. Photo.
1653 | £620
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings (ordinary) 4d. se-tenant block of 24 (6 x 4, folded) from base of sheet variety olive-green omitted, cylinder numbers with ''1B'' missing and traffic lights with olive-green dot missing, mounted on top strip and in bottom margin, other three strips unmounted mint, a scarce multiple. S.G. 705ab, cat. 1,560+, EC GB1410MCa - circa 40 strips known, cat. (cylinder/traffic light block of 24) 2,400. Photo.
1654 | £680
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings (ordinary) 4d. se-tenant block of 24 (6 x 4, folded) from base of sheet variety magenta omitted, cylinder numbers with ''1F'' missing and traffic lights with magenta dot missing, mounted at extreme edges of bottom strip, others fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple. S.G. 705af, cat. 1,560+, EC GB1410MCi - circa 40 strips known, cat. (cylinder/traffic light block of 24) 2,400. Photo.
1656 | £500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings (ordinary) 4d. se-tenant block of 24 (6 x 4) from base of sheet variety grey omitted, cylinder numbers with ''1J'' missing and traffic lights with grey dot missing, tone spots in margin at foot otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 705aj, cat. 1,560+, EC GB1410MCo- circa 160 strips known, cat. (cylinder/traffic light block of 24) 1,200. Photo.
1657 | £2500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings (ordinary) 4d. single (S.G. 709) variety blue and grey both omitted, used on cover cancelled Middleton-in-Teesdale c.d.s., fine and extremely rare, the only recorded example, Brandon certificate (1992). S.G. 709var. (see footnote), EC GB1418MCr - 1 known, cat. 4,500. Photo.
1658 | £120
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings (phosphor) 4d. se-tenant strip of six (folded) variety deep blue omitted from the first four stamps, partially omitted from the fifth, the sixth normal, with left margin showing ''1D'' cylinder number missing, fifth stamp with gum disturbance, others fine unmounted mint. S.G. 705pad var, EC GB1410MCf var.
1659 | £500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings (phosphor) 4d. se-tenant block of 24 (6 x 4, folded) from base of sheet variety green omitted, cylinder numbers with ''1G'' missing and traffic lights with green dot missing, light crease across corner of lower two strips otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 705pag, cat. 1,560+, EC GB1410MCl - circa 60 strips known, cat. (cylinder/traffic light block of 24) 1,950. Photo.
1660 | £600
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Battle of Hastings (phosphor) 4d. se-tenant block of 24 (6 x 4, folded) from base of sheet variety grey omitted, cylinder numbers with ''1J'' missing and traffic lights with grey dot missing, small gum wrinkle otherwise fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple. S.G. 705paj, cat. 1,560+, EC GB1410MCp - circa 80 strips known, cat. (cylinder/traffic light block of 24) 1,500. Photo.
1661 £420
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Christmas (ordinary) 3d. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, the lower stamp in a right corner vertical pair, due to a paper fold with two gold heads printed on reverse, fine unmounted mint, unusual. S.G. 713var. Photo.
1662 | £270
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Christmas (ordinary) 3d. variety Queen's head double, one albino, fine unmounted mint with margin at foot, Brandon certificate (1998). S.G. 713ab, cat. 650, EC F267MIb - 20 known. Photo.
1664 | £3000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1966 Christmas (ordinary) 1s.6d. variety pink (hat) omitted, a cylinder single with ''1D'' missing, thinning and gum disturbance in margin, stamp fine unmounted mint, very scarce, with normal cylinder pair for comparison. S.G. 714a, cat. 3,500++, EC GB1428MCc - 36 known, cat. (cylinder single) 5,500. Photo.
1666 | £720
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 E.F.T.A. (ordinary) 9d. variety lilac omitted, in a lower left corner cylinder block of eight with ''1C'' missing, fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple, with matching normal cylinder block for comparison. S.G. 715b, cat. 1,080+, EC GB1430MCb - 120 to 240 known. Photo.
1667 | £600
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 E.F.T.A. (ordinary) 1s.6d. variety blue-grey omitted, in a lower right corner traffic light block of eight with the blue-grey dot missing, mounted on one stamp, the others fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple. S.G. 716d, cat. 1,080+, EC GB1432MCg - circa 240 known, cat. (traffic light block of eight) 1,500. Photo.
1668 | £15000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 E.F.T.A. (ordinary) 1s.6d. variety green omitted, in the unique lower left corner cylinder block of six with ''1D'' missing, one with light gum bend otherwise fine unmounted mint, a recently discovered great rarity, only these six examples being recorded, with matching normal cylinder block for comparison. S.G. 716g, unpriced, EC GB1432MCk, cat. (cylinder block of six) 27,500. Photo.
1669 | £600
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 E.F.T.A. (phosphor) 1s.6d. variety brown omitted, in a lower right corner traffic light block of eight with the brown dot missing, a couple of small gum wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple. S.G. 716pc, cat. 760+, EC GB1432MCf - 120 to 240 known, cat. (traffic light block of eight) 1,500. Photo.
1670 | £3200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Flowers (ordinary) 4d. lower left corner se-tenant cylinder block of eight (2 x 4) variety reddish purple omitted, with ''1D'' missing, affects the lower right stamp only in each block of four, fine unmounted mint, a rare multiple, with matching normal cylinder block for comparison. Brandon certificate (1999). S.G. 720c, cat. 4,000+, EC GB1434MCf - circa 32 blocks known, cat. (cylinder block of eight) 5,250. Photo.
1671 £2500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Flowers (ordinary) 4d. bottom of sheet se-tenant block of 12 (6 x 2, folded) with part cylinder numbers and traffic lights, the left block of four variety red (from hawthorn flowers and berries) omitted, with ''1E'' from the cylinder numbers also missing, a couple of light gum bends otherwise fine unmounted mint, a rare piece from the only sheet found. S.G. 717a, c, EC GB1434MCb - 10 blocks known, cat. 5,000+. Photo.
1673 | £160
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 British Paintings 4d. variety gold (Queen's head and value) omitted, fine unmounted mint, with normal for comparison. S.G. 748a, cat. 300, EC GB1496MCa - circa 120 known. Photo.
1674 | £2500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 British Paintings 1s.6d. variety new blue omitted, in a block of 15 (5 x 3) from the base of the sheet with the cylinder numbers showing ''1D'' missing and the traffic lights with the new blue dot missing, a couple of small gum wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint, a rare multiple, with matching normal cylinder/traffic light block for comparison. S.G. 750b, cat. 4,200+, EC GB1500MCb - circa 120 known, cat. 4,840+. Photo.
1675 £300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Christmas 3d. variety imperforate between stamp and left margin, a fine unmounted mint example showing part marginal arrow, small natural gum blemish and tiny perf. flaw at right. S.G. Spec. W127c, EC GB1512IMa - 8 known mint, 1 used, cat. 650. Photo.
1676 £680
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Christmas 3d., an unmounted mint vertical pair from the top of the sheet, the upper stamp with 35% of the design missing due to a paper fold, the missing portion (including head and value) printed on the gummed side, spectacular. S.G. 756var. Photo.
1678 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Christmas 3d., a fine unmounted mint upper right corner block of four, the upper pair showing a most spectacular ink spill of gold. S.G. 756var. Photo.
1681 £3000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Christmas 4d., an imperforate working proof block of eight from the foot of the sheet with sheet number 138645 in the margin, with gold missing from the first two columns, the cylinder ''2A'' gold printed three times on the top stamp of the the third column, and gold Queen's head printed three times on the lower stamp in the third column, and gold printed once in the fourth column (again, just the cylinder number on the top stamp and the Queen's head on the lower stamp which also has some gold ink on reverse), the gold heads are not as issued. Two stamps in the lower row also show albino embossed Queen's heads and the lower right stamp has embossed head coincident with the printed gold head (embossing was not used for this issue). Very fine with unmounted full original gum (folded vertically in margin between 2nd and 3rd rows). A spectacular and most unusual working proof, the like of which we have not seen before. S.G. 757var., EC GB1514PRb/var. Photo.
1682 | £190
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Christmas 4d. imperforate proof vertical pair from the foot of the sheet, the bottom stamp with embossed gold head and without face value, also a second impression of embossing, the top stamp without gold or embossing, some gum wrinkles otherwise fine with gum (unmounted), unusual. S.G. 757var, EC GB1514PRb/var. Photo.
1687 £500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Christmas 4d. variety gold ''4D'' only omitted and Queen's head misplaced due to a shift, minor bends, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 757b/var., cat. 2,500, EC GB1514MCb. Photo. As this stamp shows the value omitted it must have originated from the top row.
1690 | £2100
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Christmas 1s.6d. variety ultramarine omitted, in a lower left corner cylinder block of six with ''1B'' missing, fine unmounted mint, a rare multiple, with matching normal cylinder block for comparison. S.G. 758b, cat. 3,600+, EC GB1516MCd - circa 60 known, cat. (cylinder block of six) 4,000. Photo.
1692 £420
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Christmas 1s.6d., a vertical strip of three [R35/2], the lower stamp with ultramarine omitted, the other two showing ultramarine shifted down (largely omitted on centre stamp, matched with a normal strip and both with the upper stamp of each showing constant bright purple 'half moon' flaw to left of cow's feet, fine unmounted mint, unusual. S.G. 758/b, var., EC GB1516/MCd. Photo.
1693 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1967 Christmas 1s.6d., an irregular upper left corner marginal block of 11 showing multiple colour shifts and pre-printing paper creases, also shows [R3/2] 'half moon' flaw, lower right stamp torn and some black paper fibre adherence in sheet margin at top, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 758var. Photo.
1694 | £85
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 Bridges 9d. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 764a, cat. 225, EC GB1528MCa - circa 120 known. Photo.
1695 | £200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 Bridges 1s.9d. set of nine progressive proofs, imperforate on gummed paper, with five showing the individual colours printed separately, the others showing two, three, four and all five colours, fine with gum (unmounted). S.G. 766var, EC (2005) F320PRa to F320PRi, cat. 425. Photo.
1696 | £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 British Paintings 4d. variety gold (Queen's head and value) omitted, fine unmounted mint, with normal for comparison. S.G. 771a, cat. 275, EC GB1542MCa - circa 60 known. Photo.
1698 | £1850
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 British Paintings 1s.9d. variety gold (Queen's head and value), embossing and phosphor omitted, in a top right corner traffic light block of four with the gold dot missing, small mark on one and a couple of light gum bends otherwise fine unmounted mint, a rare multiple, with matching normal traffic light block for comparison. S.G. 774a, cat. 3,200+, EC GB1548MCb - 60 known, cat. (traffic light block of four) 4,600. Photo.
1701 £240
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 Christmas 4d. strip of three, folded through perfs., the centre 'stamp' being an imperforate right margin joined to a perforated left margin and together showing a reversed image of the design, unmounted mint, most unusual. S.G. 775var. Photo.
1702 | £280
Queen Elizabeth II: 1968 Christmas 9d. variety yellow omitted, a fine unmounted mint right margin traffic light single with the yellow dot missing. S.G. 776a, cat. 110++, EC GB1552MCa - circa 240 known. Photo.
1703 | £180
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Ships selection of errors and varieties with 5d. red omitted, 5d. corner block of four showing two extra strikes of the perforation comb, one of which partly doubly perforates the upper pair, 5d. perf. shifts (2). one resulting in half Queen's head at top and bottom, 5d. with downward black shift, 9d. and 1s. strips phosphor omitted, and 1s. pair with perf. shift, unmounted mint. (8 items).
1704 | £3000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Ships 5d. variety black (Queen's head, value, hull and inscription) omitted, fine unmounted mint with margin at top. S.G. 778a, cat. 2,250, EC GB1556MCa - 72 known. Photo.
1705 | £800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Ships 5d. variety grey (decks, etc.) omitted, in a lower right corner traffic light block of eight with the grey dot missing, fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple. S.G. 778b, cat. 1,520+, EC GB1556MCb - circa 240 known, cat. 1,930. Photo.
1707 | £820
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Ships 5d. variety red (inscription) omitted, in a top right corner traffic light block of six with the red dot missing, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 778c, cat. 1,350+, EC GB1556MCc - circa 144 known, cat. (traffic light block of six) 1,750. Photo.
1708 | £170
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Ships 5d. variety red omitted and another with red and phosphor omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 778c & Eya, cat. 425, EC GB1556MCc & d. Photo.
1709 | £350
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Ships 5d. variety red (inscription) and phosphor omitted, in a lower left corner cylinder block of six with ''1C'' missing, some bends and wrinkles, unmounted mint. S.G. 778Eya, cat. 1,200+, EC GB1556MCd - circa 288 known, cat. (cylinder block of six) 1,450. Photo.
1710 | £170
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Ships 9d. left margin block of six with a 5mm upward shift of red affecting the left hand stamps, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 779var, EC F347CSa - circa 40 strips known, cat. 300 (2005). Photo.
1711 | £3500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Concorde 4d. variety violet (value, etc.) omitted, in a top left corner cylinder block of six (3 x 2) with ''1A'' missing, bend in top margin otherwise fine unmounted mint, a rare multiple. S.G. 784a, cat. 3,300+, EC GB1568MCa - circa 120 mint known, cat. (cylinder block of six) 4,250. Photo.
1712 | £620
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Concorde 4d. variety yellow-orange and phosphor omitted, fine unmounted mint with margin at left. S.G. 784Eya, cat. 550, EC GB1568MCc - circa 120 known. Photo.
1713 | £120
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Concorde 9d. variety phosphor omitted in a fine unmounted mint left margin block of four. S.G. 785Ey, cat. 400, EC F355PHa. Photo.
1714 | £520
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Anniversaries 1s.6d. variety yellow-green omitted, in a lower right corner traffic light block of eight with the yellow-green dot missing, a couple of small gum wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple, with matching normal traffic light block for comparison. S.G. 794f, cat. 680+, EC GB1588MCc - circa 360 known, cat. 800. Photo.
1715 | £500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Anniversaries 1s.6d. variety yellow-green and phosphor omitted, in a lower right corner traffic light block of eight with the yellow-green dot missing, a couple of small gum wrinkles otherwise fine unmounted mint, with matching normal traffic light block for comparison. S.G. 794Eya, cat. 760+, EC GB1588MCd - circa 360 known, cat. (traffic light block of eight) 800. Photo.
1718 | £350
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Cathedrals 5d. se-tenant block of four variety uncoated paper, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 796ab, cat. 1,000, EC F366PFa-F369PFa - 18 blocks known. Photo.
1720 | £2300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Investiture 5d. variety deep grey omitted, in a lower left corner se-tenant cylinder block of nine with ''1G'' missing, a few very light bends otherwise fine unmounted mint, a rare multiple, with matching normal cylinder block for comparison. S.G. 802ad, cat. 2,700+, EC GB1604MCc - 48 strips known, cat. (cylinder block of nine) 4,750. Photo.
1721 | £1500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Investiture 5d. se-tenant strip of three variety pale turquoise-green omitted, fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 802ae, cat. 2,400, EC GB1604MCd - 15 strips known. Photo.
1722 | £120
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Christmas selection of errors with 5d. light blue omitted, 5d. with gold (Queen's head) shift, and 1s.6d. new blue omitted (2), unmounted mint. (4). S.G. 813a, 813var, 814e.
1723 | £130
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Christmas 4d. cylinder strip of three with corner stamp having an imperf. section due to a paper fold, some perf. separation at top otherwise fine unmounted mint, a dramatic variety. S.G. 812var. Photo.
1724 | £200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Christmas 5d. variety green omitted, fine unmounted mint with margin at top showing the left part of the traffic lights. S.G. 813d, cat. 380, EC GB1626MCd - circa 120 known. Photo.
1726 | £720
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Christmas 1s.6d. variety gold (Queen's head, etc.) omitted, in a lower right corner traffic light block of eight (2 x 4) with the gold dot missing, fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple, with matching normal traffic light block for comparison. S.G. 814a, cat. 1,280+, EC GB1628MCa - circa 180 known, cat. (traffic light block of eight) 1,500. Photo.
1727 | £580
Queen Elizabeth II: 1969 Christmas 1s.6d. variety new blue omitted, in a lower right corner traffic light block of eight with the new blue dot missing, fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple, with matching normal traffic light block for comparison. S.G. 814e, cat. 880+, EC GB1628MCd - circa 240 known, cat. (traffic light block of eight) 1,000. Photo.
1728 £55
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 British Rural Architecture 5d. variety lemon omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 815a, EC GB1630MCa - 120 known, cat. 140. Photo.
1729 | £1700
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Anniversaries 5d. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, a right margin example with the lower half of the traffic lights, fine unmounted mint, very scarce. S.G. 819a, cat. 2,500, EC GB1638MCa - circa 19 known. Photo.
1730 | £1200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Anniversaries 1s. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, in a lower right corner traffic light block of 30 (3 x 10) with the gold dot missing, a few small wrinkles mainly in margin otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 821a, cat. 2,700+, EC GB1642MCa - circa 360 known. Photo.
1731 | £1150
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Anniversaries 1s. variety brown omitted, in a lower left corner cylinder block of six with ''1D'' missing, fine unmounted mint, a very scarce multiple, with normal cylinder block (of eight) for comparison. S.G. 821d, cat. 1,800+, EC GB1642MCc, cat. 2,100+. Photo.
1732 | £160
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Anniversaries 1s.6d. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint, with normal for comparison. S.G. 822a, cat. 300, EC GB1644MCa - circa 120 mint known. Photo.
1733 | £300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Literary Anniversaries 5d. se-tenant top margin block of four variety light greenish blue (value) omitted from the 'Oliver' stamp, fine unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. 827c, cat. 750, EC GB1648MCc - circa 50 mint blocks known. Photo.
1735 £85
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Literary Anniversaries 1s.6d., a top margin horizontal strip of four with silver ('Grasmere') completely omitted from the second stamp and partially from the left stamp, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 828b, EC GB1656MCb - circa 120 known, cat. 225+. Photo.
1739 | £450
Queen Elizabeth II: 1970 Christmas 5d. variety emerald omitted, in a top right corner traffic light block of six with the emerald dot missing, very light gum bend on one otherwise fine unmounted mint, with matching normal traffic light block for comparison. S.G. 839b, cat. 720+, EC GB1678MCb - circa 240 known, cat. (traffic light block of six) 860. Photo.
1740 | £12000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Ulster Paintings 9p. variety orange (flowers) omitted, in a lower right corner traffic light block of six with the orange dot missing, fine unmounted mint and an extremely rare multiple. Brandon certificate (2005). S.G. 883a, cat. 24,000+, EC GB1766MCa - circa 20 known, cat. (traffic light block of six) 26,000. Photo.
1741 £130
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Ulster Paintings 9p. in a lower left corner cylinder block of six (2 x 3) with a 6mm downward and a 5mm rightward shift of the lavender-grey affecting all six stamps and the ''1C'' cylinder number, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 883var. Photo.
1744 | £300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 British Anniversaries 3p. variety red-orange (nurse's cloak) omitted, a lower right corner single, fine unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. 887b, cat. 650, EC GB1774MCb - circa 100 mint known. Photo.
1745 | £110
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 British Anniversaries 71/2p. variety grey omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 888a, cat. 250, EC GB1776MCa - 100 known. Photo.
1746 | £450
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 British Anniversaries 9p. variety olive-brown omitted, in a top right corner traffic light block of four with the olive-brown dot missing, bend in corner of margin otherwise fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple. S.G. 889a, cat. 1,000+, EC GB1778MCa - circa 150 mint known, cat. (traffic light block of four) 1,350. Photo.
1747 | £6000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 British Anniversaries 9p. variety new blue omitted, fine unmounted mint with margin at right, very rare. S.G. 889b, cat. 10,000, EC GB1778MCb - circa 10 known. Photo.
1750 | £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Christmas 21/2p. block of six (2 x 3) with a large unprinted portion affecting all stamps, due to a piece of paper becoming attached during printing, with the additional piece now detached, fine unmounted mint, the detached portion is reinforced, a striking piece. S.G. 894var. Photo.
1751 | £800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Christmas 3p. variety lemon (window panels) omitted, in a lower right corner traffic light block of six with the lemon dot missing, fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple, with matching normal traffic light block for comparison. S.G. 895c, cat. 1,800+, EC GB1790MCc - circa 100 known, cat. (traffic light block of six) 2,250. Photo.
1752 | £100
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Christmas 3p. variety lemon omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 895c, cat. 300, EC GB1790MCc - 100 known. Photo.
1753 | £80
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Christmas 3p. with 4mm of the black printing omitted at the foot of the stamp, fine used on small piece, most unusual. S.G. 894var. Photo.
1754 | £800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Christmas 71/2p. variety emerald omitted, in a lower right corner traffic light strip of three with the emerald dot missing, fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple, with matching normal traffic light strip for comparison. S.G. 896c, cat. 1,850+, EC GB1792MC - 50 known, cat. (traffic light strip of three) 2,400. Photo.
1755 | £120
Queen Elizabeth II: 1971 Christmas 71/2p. in a top right corner traffic light block of six (2 x 3) with a striking 14mm shift of lilac to the right, also slightly upwards, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 896var. Photo.
1756 | £85
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Polar Explorers 3p. in a top right corner traffic light block of six (3 x 2) with a double strike of perfs. affecting the right hand pair and the margin, also with an offset on reverse of the blue showing as a pair of eyes on each stamp and with the traffic light dot and the colour register mark, margin with light bends otherwise fine unmounted mint, unusual. S.G. 897var.
1757 | £1500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Polar Explorers 5p. variety gold (Queen's head) and phosphor omitted, in a top right corner traffic light block of ten (5 x 2) with the gold dot missing, fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple, with matching normal traffic light block for comparison. S.G. 898Eya, cat. 2,750+, EC GB1796MCb - 98 mint known, cat. 3,150. Photo.
1758 | £950
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Anniversaries 3p. variety black partially omitted resulting in complete loss of the inscription and face detail, caused by a dry print, fine unmounted mint in a top margin vertical pair with normal, rare, Brandon certificate (2001). S.G. 901var, EC F465MSa - 2 known, cat. 1,500. Photo.
1761 | £90
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Churches 3p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 904a, cat. 200, EC GB1808MCa - circa 100 known. Photo.
1762 | £170
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Churches 3p. variety gold (Queen's head) and phosphor omitted, a fine unmounted mint traffic light corner example. S.G. 904Eya, cat. 275, EC GB1808MCc - 100 known. Photo.
1763 | £170
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Churches 4p. variety violet-blue omitted, a left margin cylinder single with ''1D'' missing, with the usual 2mm left shift of emerald, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 905b, cat. 225++, EC GB1810MCa - 100 known, cat. (cylinder single) 350. Photo.
1764 | £130
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Churches 5p. variety gold (Queen's head) and phosphor omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 906a, cat. 250, EC GB1812MCa - 100 known. Photo.
1765 | £3500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Broadcasting Anniversaries 3p. variety greenish yellow (terminals) omitted, fine unmounted mint, a rare error, with normal for comparison. Brandon certificate (2002). S.G. 909a, cat. 6,000, EC GB1818MCa - circa 10 known. Photo.
1766 £80
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Christmas 21/2p. variety gold omitted, a used example on piece with a Bristol 1972 (Dec. 17th) cancel, creases at top left, scarce. S.G. 913a, EC GB1826MCa, unpriced used. Photo.
1769 £90
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Christmas 3p. variety bright green omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 914b, EC GB1828MCb, cat 250. Photo.
1772 | £1000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Christmas 3p. variety gold (from cylinder 1F) omitted, fine unmounted mint, very scarce. S.G. 914e, cat. 2,000, EC GB1828MCe - circa 30 known. Photo.
1773 | £420
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Royal Silver Wedding 3p. variety silver (value and inscription) omitted, a lower left corner traffic light single with the silver dot missing, fine unmounted mint, bend in margin otherwise, with normal traffic light/cylinder block of four for comparison. S.G. 916a, cat. 600+, EC GB1832MCa - circa 130 mint known, cat. (traffic light single) 1,000. Photo.
1774 £250
Queen Elizabeth II: 1972 Royal Silver Wedding 3p. variety silver omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 916a, cat. 600, EC GB1832MCa - circa 120 known mint. Photo.
1775 | £2800
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 British Trees 9p. variety brownish black (value and inscription) omitted, in a lower left corner cylinder block of six with ''1A'' missing, fine unmounted mint, a rare multiple. S.G. 922a, cat. 3,900+, EC GB1844MCa - 100 known, cat. (cylinder block of six) 4,800. Photo.
1777 | £200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 3p. se-tenant proof pair, imperforate with gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine with full gum (unmounted). S.G. 923ab var, EC GB1846MCe - 50 pairs known, cat. 500. Photo
1780 | £230
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 3p. se-tenant pair variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine used on Newport, Isle of Wight, first day cover with the other values. S.G. 923ab, unpriced used, EC GB1846MCa - circa 150 mint pairs, 2 first day covers known, cat. (first day cover) 275. Photo.
1781 | £4200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 3p. variety turquoise-blue (background and inscription) omitted, in a lower right corner se-tenant traffic light block of four with the turquoise-blue dot missing, fine unmounted mint, a rare multiple, with matching normal traffic light block for comparison. S.G. 923ac, cat. 6,000+, EC GB1846MCb - 50 pairs known (some split into singles), cat. (traffic light block of four) 7,000. Photo.
1782 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 3p. se-tenant proof pair, imperforate with gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine with full gum (unmounted). S.G. 923ab var, EC GB1846MCe - 50 pairs known, cat. 500. Photo
1783 | £850
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 5p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, in a lower left corner cylinder block of six (2 x 3) with ''1H'' missing, a couple of light bends mainly in margin otherwise fine unmounted mint, with matching normal cylinder block for comparison. R.P.S. certificate (1973). S.G. 925a, cat. 1,350+, EC GB1850MCa - 100 to 200 known, cat. (cylinder block of six) 1,600. Photo.
1784 | £8000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 5p. variety grey-black and phosphor omitted, in a lower left corner cylinder block of four with ''1A'' missing, a few light bends in margin otherwise fine unmounted mint, a very rare multiple, with matching normal cylinder block for comparison. S.G. 925b var. (925b cat. 14,000+), EC GB1850MCd - circa 24 known, cat. (cylinder block of four) 15,000. Photo.
1785 £920
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 5p., a mint horizontal pair, the right stamp variety sepia omitted, adhesion on gum and a little surface rubbing but very scarce. S.G. 925c, cat. 4,000, EC GB1850MCc - circa 24 known. Photo.
1786 | £240
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Explorers 9p. 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. 927a, cat. 400+, EC GB1854MCa - 100 to 200 mint known. Photo.
1787 | £3500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Cricket 3p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 928a, cat. 5,500, EC GB1856MCa - 30 known. Photo.
1788 | £240
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 British Paintings selection of varieties incl. 3p. misperfs. (2), 3p. gold omitted (3), 71/2p. gold omitted, 9p. brownish rose omitted, etc., unmounted mint. (8).
1789 £160
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 British Paintings 3p. pair and 71/2p. all with variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, also 3p. with large perforation shift, all fine unmounted mint. S.G. 931a, 933a, cat. 450+, EC GB1862MCa - circa 200 known, EC GB1866MCa - 100 to 200 known, . Photo.
1790 | £280
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 British Paintings 3p. variety gold (Queen's head) and embossing omitted, in a lower right corner traffic light block of four with the gold and embossing dots missing, fine unmounted mint, with matching normal traffic light block for comparison. S.G. 931Ec, cat. 560+, EC GB1862MCb - circa 200 known, cat. (traffic light block of four) 750. Photo.
1791 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 British Paintings 5p. variety greenish yellow omitted, with top margin showing part of the traffic lights, fine unmounted mint, very scarce, with matching normal for comparison. S.G. 932b, EC GB1864MCb - circa 30 known, cat. 950. Photo.
1792 | £380
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 British Paintings 71/2p. variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, in a top margin traffic light block of four with the gold dot missing, fine unmounted mint, with matching normal traffic light block for comparison. S.G. 933a, cat. 800+, EC GB1866MCa - 100 to 200 known, cat. (traffic light block of four) 1,200. Photo.
1793 | £200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Inigo Jones 3p. se-tenant pair variety all-over phosphor omitted, leaving the background white instead of cream, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 935a var, EC F517PHa-518PHa, cat. 500. Photo.
1794 £1200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Royal Wedding 20p. variety silver (Queen's head) almost completely omitted, with minute traces of silver, in a top right corner vertical strip of five with three other stamps partially affected, due to a dry print, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 942a var, EC GB1884MCa - 10 known (most with traces of silver). Photo.
1795 | £160
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 3p. top left corner se-tenant block of ten (5x 2) with a dramatic misperf. due to a comb jump leaving the upper strip with face value almost completely omitted, the lower strip with face value at top, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 943a var. Photo.
1796 | £230
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p. selection of missing colours comprising grey-black (value, inscription, etc.) omitted, salmon-pink omitted, blue (leg, robes) omitted and bright rose-red (King's robe) omitted, all with PVAD gum, the third with tiny gum fault at lower left otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 948b, c, d, g, cat. 660, EC GB1897MCa, b, c, e.
1798 | £600
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p. PVAD variety imperforate in a block of four, light gum bend otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 948a, cat. 1,050, EC 1897IMa - 50 mint pairs known, cat. 1,650. Photo.
1799 | £260
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p. PVAD variety grey-black (value, inscription, etc.) omitted, in a lower right corner traffic light block of four with the grey-black dot missing, fine unmounted mint, with matching normal traffic light block for comparison. S.G. 948b, cat. 640+, EC GB1897MCa - circa 100 known, cat. (traffic light block of four) 750. Photo.
1800 | £450
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p. PVAD variety salmon-pink omitted, in a top right corner traffic light block of six (3 x 2) with the salmon-pink dot missing, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 948c, cat. 600+, EC GB1897MCb - circa 200 known, cat. 770. Photo.
1801 | £80
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p. PVAD variety blue (leg, robes) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 948d, cat. 250, EC 1897MCc - circa 180 mint known. Photo.
1802 | £290
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p. PVA variety blue and rosy mauve omitted, a fine unmounted mint left margin single, very scarce, with normal for comparison. S.G. 948f, cat. 600, EC GB1896MCj - circa 25 known. Photo.
1803 | £160
Queen Elizabeth II: 1973 Christmas 31/2p. PVA variety blue and rosy-mauve omitted, light vertical bend otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 948f, cat. 600, EC GB1896MCj - circa 40 known. Photo.
1804 £450
Queen Elizabeth II: 1974 Fire Service 31/2p. variety imperforate in a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair. S.G. 950a, cat. 950, EC GB1900IMa - 50 pairs known. Photo.
1806 £180
Queen Elizabeth II: 1976 Christmas 81/2p. variety imperforate between stamp and bottom margin, in a vertical strip of three, fine unmounted mint, small natural gum blemish. S.G. 1019var, EC GB2038IMa - 10 known, cat. 400. Photo.
1807 £250
Queen Elizabeth II: 1977 Christmas 7p. se-tenant block (5 x 2) from right of sheet, partially imperforate, showing perf indents or ghosting, very fine unmounted mint, unusual. S.G. 1044a, var. Photo.
1809 | £250
Queen Elizabeth II: 1978 Coronation Anniversary 13p. variety imperforate and gold omitted, in a lower left corner traffic light pair with the gold dot missing, creased, unmounted mint, with matching normal traffic light pair for comparison. S.G. 1062var, EC GB2124MCa - circa 30 pairs (creased) known, cat. (traffic light pair) 950. Photo.
1810 | £380
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, position 3 from the printer's sheet of nine, fine unmounted mint. S.G. MS1099c, cat. 850, EC GB2198MCb - circa 31 mint known. Photo.
1811 | £380
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, position 9 from the printer's sheet of nine, fine unmounted mint. S.G. MS1099c, cat. 850, EC GB2198MCb - circa 31 mint known. Photo.
1812 | £380
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet variety pale greenish yellow omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. MS1099g, cat. 850, EC GB2198MCe - 34 known. Photo.
1813 | £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet showing a dramatic 11mm upward shift of rosine and 121/2mm upward shift of bistre-brown, fine unmounted mint. S.G. MS1099var. Photo.
1814 £160
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet with each stamp showing an offset of the gold (Queen's head) on reverse, fine, unusual. S.G. MS1099var. Photo.
1815 | £210
Queen Elizabeth II: 1979 Rowland Hill miniature sheet misperforated 7mm to the left, fine unmounted mint. S.G. MS1099var. Photo.
1816 | £2000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1980 Famous Authoresses 131/2p. variety pale blue omitted, a left margin cylinder single with ''1B.'' missing, with the usual colour shifts particularly the pale greenish yellow, fine unmounted mint and rare. Brandon certificate (1998). S.G. 1126a, cat. 3,500+, EC GB2252MCa - circa 13 known, cat. (cylinder single) 6,000. Photo.
1817 | £10000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1980 Sports Centenaries 15p. variety gold (Queen's head omitted), fine unmounted mint, very rare, B.P.A. certificate (1989). S.G. 1136a, cat. 20,000, EC GB2272MCa - 2 known. Photo.
1819 | £60
Queen Elizabeth II: 1984 Christmas 22p. in a bottom right corner traffic light block of six with a 7mm downward shift of the brownish grey leaving the Queen's head and face value at centre instead of at top, top left corner perf. fault otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1269var, EC F1001CSa, cat. 180+.
1820 | £180
Queen Elizabeth II: 1986 Royal Air Force 22p. in a left margin strip of three with the left stamp having the face value almost completely omitted and the second with the Queen's head and half the face value almost completely omitted, due to a dry print, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1337var. Photo.
1821 | £3000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1989 Anniversaries 35p. with alternate inscription ''INTERPARLIAMENTARY UNION / ONE HUNDREDTH CONFERENCE'', prepared but unissued, in a fine unmounted mint gutter pair with the other 35p. design, a great rarity, the only recorded example, Brandon certificate (1992). S.G. 1435var, EC GB2870TRa, cat. 5,000. Photo.
1822 | £450
Queen Elizabeth II: 1990 R.S.P.C.A. 20p. variety silver (Queen's head and face value) omitted, two examples in a gutter pair (lightly folded down perfs.), light gum bend on one otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1479a, cat. 900, EC GB2958MCa - 135 known mint. Photo.
1824 | £75
Queen Elizabeth II: 1990 Kew Gardens 37p. with an unprinted portion at right and no face value due to a perf. shift, small light bend otherwise fine unmounted mint, unusual. S.G. 1505var. Photo.
1825 £4000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1991 Roses 22p. variety black printed double, fine unmounted mint, very rare, believed to be the only known example and the most striking modern G.B. double print we have seen. S.G. 1568Eb, EC GB3136MIa unlisted mint. Brandon Certificate (2010). Photo.
1827 | £2500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1991 Ordnance Survey 26p. Ham Street error of value, prepared but not issued, fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 1579var, cat. (footnote) 5,500, EC GB3158TRa - 20 known. Photo.
1828 | £80
Queen Elizabeth II: 1991 Christmas 24p. alternate design proofs produced by Questa, each with the background in blue, the Questa logo in place of the Queen's head, and the Queen's head in a very pale colour beneath the logo, four perforated examples in a cross-gutter block of four and an imperforate strip of three with margins all round, imperf. strip with crease across one and a few other wrinkles, with full gum (unmounted), unusual. S.G. 1583var, EC GB3166TRa, GB3166TRb, cat. 190+. Photo.
1829 | £190
Queen Elizabeth II: 1994 Christmas 19p. variety imperforate, in a lower left corner cylinder block of six (2 x 3), a few gum bends otherwise fine unmounted mint, a scarce multiple. S.G. 1843a, EC GB3686IMa, cat. 525+. Photo.
1830 | £130
Queen Elizabeth II: 1994 Christmas 19p. in a gutter pair (folded) showing non-coincident downward shifts of all colours except the deep green (Queen's head and value), fine unmounted mint, a very dramatic variety. S.G. 1843var, EC F1643CSa - circa 30 known, cat. 350+ (2005). Photo.
1831 | £65
Queen Elizabeth II: 1994 Christmas 19p. showing non-coincident downward shifts of all colours except the deep green (Queen's head and value), fine unmounted mint, a very dramatic variety. S.G. 1843var, EC F1643CSa - circa 30 known, cat. 175 (2005). Photo.
1833 | £300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1995 Greetings in Art ''The Kiss'' (1st) single, variety silver (Queen's head and value) omitted, small gum wrinkle otherwise fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 1860var, cat. 15,000 (for a complete pane of ten), EC GB3716MCa - 4 intact and 4 separated mint panes known. Photo.
1838 | £300
Queen Elizabeth II: 1995 Greetings in Art ''Children Playing'' (1st) single, variety silver (Queen's head and value) omitted, fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 1865var, cat. 15,000 (for a complete pane of ten), EC GB3716MCa - 4 intact and 4 separated mint panes known. Photo.
1840 | £130
Queen Elizabeth II: 1995 Christmas 19p. perforated proof of value and Queen's head only in red, a single in the same format as the re-issue of October 2000 with se-tenant label at left of each stamp, fine with gum (unmounted), with normal from the label sheet for comparison. S.G. 1896var, EC (2005) F1726PRa - 20 known, cat. 300. Photo.
1841 | £15000
Queen Elizabeth II: 1998 Order of the Garter 26p. se-tenant strip of five variety green omitted, affecting the first, third and fourth stamps, fine unmounted mint and very rare, Brandon certificate (2007). S.G. 2026ab, cat. 30,000, EC GB4052MCa - 3 strips known. Photo.
1842 | £720
Queen Elizabeth II: 1998 Comedians 26p. variety vermilion printed triple, fine unmounted mint, very scarce. S.G. 2042Eb, cat. 1,000, EC GB4084MIb - 18 known. Photo.
1843 | £1500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1998 British Land Speed Record Holders 26p. left margin horizontal strip of five with the fourth stamp variety rosine partially omitted resulting in missing ''2'' from face value, fine unmounted mint, very scarce. S.G. 2060Eb, cat. 3,500, EC GB4120MCb - circa 25 known. Photo.
1844 £200
Queen Elizabeth II: 1999 Settlers' Tale 26p. and 43p., imperforate marginal horizontal pairs from the right of the sheets, the 26p. with silver and phosphor omitted and the 43p. with gold, chocolate and phosphor omitted, left 26p with circular grease mark, otherwise very fine with gum (unmounted), normals for comparison. S.G. 2085/6var. cat. 700 (see footnote), EC GB4170/4172PRa (50 pairs of each known). Photo.
1845 | £70
Queen Elizabeth II: 2000 Millennium Projects - 'Above and Beyond' 19p. Owl with Queen's head in gold, an imperforate proof pair, two small wrinkles otherwise fine with gum (unmounted). S.G. 2125var, EC GB4250PRa - 74 pairs known, cat. 200. Photo.
1846 | £80
Queen Elizabeth II: 2000 Millennium Projects - 'Above and Beyond' 26p., an imperforate top right corner proof pair in grey and black on thick paper, small bend otherwise fine with gum (unmounted). S.G. 2126var. Photo.
1847 | £420
Queen Elizabeth II: 2000 Millennium Projects - 'Spirit and Faith' (1st) variety imperforate in a horizontal pair with margin at right, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 2171a, cat. 750, EC GB4342IMa - 22 pairs known. Photo.
1848 £400
Queen Elizabeth II: 2001 Christmas 65p., an imperforate vertical pair from lower-left corner of sheet, with both die cut perforations and roulettes omitted, fine and rare. S.G. 2242a, cat. 1,500, EC GB4484IMa - 34 pairs known. Photo.
1849 £230
Queen Elizabeth II: 2001 Christmas 65p., a horizontal pair from left of sheet with die cut perforations missing (the tear lines/roulettes present), very fine. S.G. 2242a, EC GB4484IMb - 25 pairs known, cat. 1,500. Photo.
1850 | £800
Queen Elizabeth II: 2003 Birds of Prey (1st) se-tenant block of ten from the top right corner of the sheet, variety brownish grey and phosphor omitted, gum wrinkles on one otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 2327ab, cat. 2,800, EC GB4654MCa - 34 mint blocks of ten known. Photo.
1851 | £800
Queen Elizabeth II: 2003 Birds of Prey (1st) se-tenant block of ten variety brownish grey and phosphor omitted, used on unaddressed Royal Mail f.d.c. with Hawkshead, Ambleside, cancels, fine and very scarce. S.G. 2327ab, unpriced used, EC GB4654MCa - 2 first day covers known, cat. 2,500. Photo.
1852 | £420
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 upward shift of all colours except brownish grey and phosphor, very light bend on one otherwise fine unmounted mint, very scarce. S.G. 2327a var, EC (2005) F2330CSa - 6 mint blocks known, cat. 1,250. Photo.
1853 £150
Queen Elizabeth II: 2003 Extreme Endeavours NVI (E) trial with Queen's Head in Silver rather than gold, the inscription is smaller and subtle shade differences, fine. S.G. 2363var, EC GB4724TRa, cat. 500. Photo.
1855 £150
Queen Elizabeth II: 2003 Extreme Endeavours 47p. 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 GB4728TRa, cat. 500. Photo.
1858 | £4000
Queen Elizabeth II: 2007 Abolition of the Slave Trade (1st) variety gold (Queen's head detail and value) and phosphor omitted, three se-tenant pairs in a lower left corner plate block of six with the gold ''C1'' missing, a few light bends mainly in bottom margin otherwise fine unmounted mint, a unique multiple, with matching normal plate block for comparison. S.G. 2728aa, cat. 6,000+, EC GB5460MCa - circa 12 mint pairs known, cat. (plate block of six) 8,000. Photo.
1859 | £220
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: A selection of imperforate errors in horizontal pairs comprising 1971-96 121/2p. light emerald centre band with margin at foot, 15p. bright blue centre band (faint indents at foot), 16p. olive-drab ACP with left margin, 18p. deep-olive grey ACP, and 1993-2008 (1st) gold two bands, also 1971-96 24p. chestnut block of nine with top left corner block of four partly imperf. (indents) and Scotland 111/2p. imperf. between stamp and right margin, fine unmounted mint. (7 items).
1861 | £160
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1971-96 photo Harrison 3p. ultramarine OCP/PVA two bands in a vertical strip of four, with an inking flaw leaving the fourth stamp completely blank, the third 90% so, the second partially affected and the top stamp normal, fine unmounted mint, a dramatic variety. S.G. Spec. U101var. Photo.
1862 | £70
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1971-96 photo Harrison 7p. purple-brown FCP/PVAD centre band head B2, variety imperforate in a fine unmounted mint block of four. S.G. X875a, cat. 280. Photo.
1863 | £150
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1971-96 photo Harrison 9p. deep violet FCP/PVAD variety imperforate in a top right cornerhorizontal pair, fine unmounted mint. S.G. X883a, cat. 275. Photo.
1864 £85
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1971-96 photo Harrison 10p. orange-brown FCP/PVAD Chambon printing, a right margin strip of five with gutter margin, the stamp above the gutter almost completely blank due to a dry print and the next partially affected, folded along the perfs. above the gutter otherwise fine unmounted mint, a dramatic variety. S.G. X886var. Photo.
1865 | £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1971-96 photo Harrison 10p. orange-brown FCP/PVAD two bands variety imperforate, in a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair with sheet margin at right. S.G. X886a, cat. 275. Photo.
1866 | £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1971-96 photo Harrison 10p. orange-brown FCP/PVAD centre band variety imperforate, in a fine unmounted mint vertical pair with sheet margin at left. S.G. X888a, cat. 300. Photo.
1867 | £75
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1971-96 photo Harrison 151/2p. pale violet PCP/PVAD variety imperforate in an unmounted mint horizontal pair, fine. S.G. X948a, cat. 250. Photo.
1868 £90
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1971-96 photo Harrison 16p. olive-drab ACP/PVAD variety imperforate, fine unmounted mint vertical pair from top of the sheet showing art marginal arrow, also 18p. deep olive-grey ACP/PVAD imperforate pair fine unmounted mint. S.G. X949a, X955a, cat 330.
1869 | £280
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1971-96 litho Questa 75p. black FCP/PVAD variety imperforate between stamp and right margin, in a top right corner horizontal pair showing plate number ''Q10'', fine unmounted mint. S.G. Spec. UG130a, cat 425. Photo.
1870 £380
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1977-87 High Values: 1 bright yellow-green and blackish olive variety imperforate in a horizontal pair from right of sheet, light gum bend otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1026a, cat. 1,200. Photo.
1871 £320
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1977-87 High Values: 2 light emerald and purple-brown in a progressively imperf. left margin strip of three, the left stamp with a completely imperf. left margin, faint trace of indents at foot and right, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1027var. Photo.
1872 | £220
Queen Elizabeth II: 1988-97 Castle High Values: A selection of misperforation varieties with 1992-95 Harrison 1 vertical pair with gutter at left (folded) with perfs. shifted up and left, 1.50 horizontal gutter pair (folded) with perfs. shifted left, another single with gutter above (folded) with perfs. shifted down 10mm, and 1997 Enschede 2 corner pair with perfs. shifted down and left, also 1993 Britannia 10 left margin single with perfs. shifted up 6mm, unmounted mint. (5 items).
1873 | £70
Queen Elizabeth II: 1988-97 Castle High Values: 1992-95 Harrison 1 plate ''1H'' block of ten (5 x 2) with misperforation in bottom margin due to paper folds, unmounted mint. S.G. 1611var.
1874 | £500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1988-97 Castle High Values: 1992-95 Harrison 2 variety complete offset on reverse, in the unique top right corner traffic light block of four from the sheet found, a few split perfs. at top and light bend in extreme corner of margin otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1613var, EC F1462OFa - 100 known, cat. 1,000+ (2005). Photo.
1875 | £260
Queen Elizabeth II: 1988-97 Castle High Values: 1992-95 Harrison 5 variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1614a, cat. 450, EC GB3228MCa - 100 known. Photo.
1876 | £420
Queen Elizabeth II: 1988-97 Castle High Values: 1997 Enschede 2 variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint with margin at left. S.G. 1994a, EC GB3988MCa - 100 known, cat. 750. Photo.
1877 | £2500
Queen Elizabeth II: 1988-97 Castle High Values: 1997 Enschede 5 in a right margin block of fifteen (5 x 3) with the centre stamp in the bottom row variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint, rare. S.G. 1996a, cat. 5,000+, EC GB3992MCa - 12 mint known (2 creased). Photo.
1878 | £80
Queen Elizabeth II: Decimal Machins: 1993-2009 20p. bright green NFCP/PVAD centre band variety imperforate in a fine unmounted mint horizontal pair. S.G. Y1680a, cat. 300. Photo.
1880 | £820
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: A duplicated decimal booklet accumulation with 10p. to 2 machine books, counter editions to 1.90, Christmas, Greetings, comprehensive Window books 1988 to 1997, mostly with cylinder numbers, variations incl. cover types, translucent papers, cut/torn perfs., Walsall blind at base books, etc. (100s).
1881 | £800
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: A specialised collection of 50p. machine vended booklets written up in three albums with plain and cylinder books, displaced phosphor numbers, perf. types, phosphor shifts, missing phosphors incl. Pond Life 1 ''B36'', Roman Britain 2 plain book (perfs. trimmed at foot), Cricket 1 ''B21B6B30'', Cricket 3 ''B21B4B30'', Zoo 1 ''B21B4B30'', Botanical Gardens 3 Mount Stewart plain book, Gilbert and Sullivan 2 plain and ''B1B16'' (both with some trimming), Aeroplanes 3 ''B46'' (trimmed), ''B48'', reversed phophor bands incl. Roman Britain 2 ''B21B4B30'' with ''pB69'' over ''B4'', Roman Britain 3 plain (2), Cricket 3 ''B21B4B31pB69'', scarce cylinder books incl. Pond Life 1 ''B43pB67'', miscuts incl. Archaeology 1 plain (trimmed), Postal History 4 plain and ''B1'', misfolded panes, constant varieties, Archaeology 3 pane and inside cover overprinted large boxed ''SPECIMEN'', etc. (approx. 380).
1882 | £400
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: A specialised collection of 1 machine vended booklets written up in an album with plain and cylinder books, displaced phosphor numbers, phosphor shifts incl. Educational Institutions 4 plain book with broad (split) bands at right, short bands, perf. types, blind perf. varieties, covers with colour shifts, scarce cylinder books incl. Mills 4 ''B45B2pB89'', End of the War 2 Vera Lynn two bands ''B6pB1'', missing phosphor books incl. Mills 3 cylinder ''B45B1'', End of the War 4 McIndoe plain and cylinder ''B6'', miscut End of the War 3 Mitchell plain book, etc. (159).
1883 | £450
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: A duplicated accumulation of Prestige booklets in two albums, from 1969 1 (5), decimal issues complete to 2008 incl. 1972 Wedgwood 1 (3, each with good perfs. on 1/2p. side band), two of many issues, etc. (89).
1884 | £210
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: A selection of Prestige booklets in an album, mainly with varieties incl. 1972 Wedgwood 1, two books with 1/2p. side band panes in the pale shade with 21/2p. type I (S.G. Spec. UEP4c), 1982 Stanley Gibbons 4 with fourth pane with wide bands at left (slightly diagonal), 1985 Times 5 with se-tenant pane with wide bands at left, 1988 Financial Times 5 (2) with dark and very dark shade 18p. two bands, 1999 Profile on Print 7.54 (2) with wide bands at left on first panes, 2000 Queen Mother 7.03 with extra 4 x 27p. last pane, 2001 Unseen and Unheard 6.76 with no stitching leaving loose panes, etc. (12).
1885 | £200
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: A specialised collection of 10p. machine vended booklets written up in an album with imprint and setting variations, thick and thin covers, perf. types with extra extension holes, constant flaws, miscut books incl. Farm Buildings 1 Oast Houses, 2 Northern Ireland, partially miscut books, phosphor shifts, short bands, etc. (107).
1888 | £65
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: A collection of exploded booklets (36) in an album, with covers, panes and interleaves, with Wilding 2s. to 10s., pre-decimal Machin 2s. to 1, and decimal stitched 10p. to 50p., panes with mixed perfs.
1889 | £190
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: A duplicated accumulation of self-adhesive booklets in an album incl. 2001 Cats and Dogs (7), Submarines (6), Flags and Ensigns (5), some with cylinder numbers, etc. (60).
1892 | £380
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1969 Stamps for Cooks 1 booklet, a set of four mock-up booklet panes produced by Harrisons in blue and black, showing the stamp and recipe layout incl. proposed recipes on the reverse in addition, unusual. Photo.
1893 £100
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1969 Stamps for Cooks 1 booklet (stitched) with 5d. pane variety uncoated paper, small corner fault on one 4d. pane, variety pane fine with excellent perfs., scarce. S.G. Spec. UB20ab, cat. (as a pane) 350.
1894 £65
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1969 Stamps for Cooks 1 booklet (stitched) with the se-tenant pane variety phosphor omitted, one 4d. pane trimmed otherwise good perfs., fine.
1896 £600
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1972 Wedgwood 1 booklet with the 3 x 1/2p./9 x 21/2p. third pane variety phosphor omitted, perfs. trimmed at top but very scarce. S.G. X841oEy, Spec. UEP3c, cat. (as a pane) 1,500.
1897 £190
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1972 Wedgwood 1 booklet with the 12 x 3p. first pane variety broad phosphor bands at left, fine with good perfs. on variety pane, scarce. S.G. X855n var, Spec. UEP1a, cat. (as a pane) 275.
1898 £120
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1972 Wedgwood 1 booklet with the 12 x 3p. first pane variety phosphor omitted, perfs. trimmed at foot but scarce. S.G. X855nEy, Spec. UEP1b, cat. (as a pane) 250.
1900 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1980 (Jan.) 10p. London 1980 booklet Jumelle printing with both cover and pane miscut resulting in half labels and 8p. stamps at each side, a spectacular variety, fine. S.G. Spec. UMFB11var. Photo.
1901 | £190
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1980 Wedgwood 3 booklet with the 9 x 12p. first pane with broad phosphor bands, and another with the 6 x 2p. third pane with broad bands, also a third booklet with the 9 x 12p. pane missing phosphor, fine. S.G. Spec. UEP5c, UEP7b, UEP5a, cat. (as panes) 440.
1902 | £60
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1980 Wedgwood 3 set of four booklets, variety phosphor omitted on first, second, third and fourth panes respectively, fine. S.G. Spec. UEP5a-8a, cat. (as panes) 205.
1903 £300
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1980 Wedgwood 6 x 2p. booklet pane variety phosphor printed both sides, fine and very scarce. S.G. Spec. UEP7c, cat. 800. Photo.
1904 | £80
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1982 Stanley Gibbons 4 booklets, a selection of three comprising one with the 6 x 151/2p. first pane phosphor omitted, a second with the 6 x 151/2p. first pane with broad bands, and the third with the se-tenant third pane missing phosphor, fine. S.G. Spec. UEP9a, b, UEP11a, cat. (as panes) 350.
1905 £200
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1982 Stanley Gibbons 4 booklet with the 6 x 121/2p. second pane variety phosphor omitted in the first column and broad bands at left in the second column, fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. UEP10b, cat. (as a pane) 425.
1906 | £85
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1982 Stanley Gibbons selection of booklet pane varieties comprising 6 x 151/2p. broad phosphor bands at right, 9 x 151/2p. phosphor omitted, and 9 x 151/2p. broad phosphor bands at left, fine. S.G. Spec. UEP9b, UEP12a, b, cat. 315.
1907 £250
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1982 Stanley Gibbons se-tenant pane variety phosphor omitted in the first column and broad bands at left in the other columns, fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. UEP11b, cat. 400. Photo.
1908 £260
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1982 Stanley Gibbons se-tenant pane variety phosphor omitted in the first column and broad bands at left in the other columns, in addition the phosphor is shifted upwards and slightly diagonally leaving the broad bands short at foot clear of the perfs., fine and very scarce. S.G. Spec. UEP11b var, cat. 400+. Photo.
1909 £190
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1983 Royal Mint 4 booklet with the 6 x 121/2p. second pane variety phosphor omitted in the first column and broad bands at left in the second column, in addition the phosphor is shifted downwards leaving the broad band very short at top, fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. UEP14b var, cat. (as a pane) 475+.
1910 £140
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1983 Royal Mint 4 booklet with the 6 x 121/2p. first pane variety phosphor omitted, fine. S.G. Spec. UEP13a, cat. (as a pane) 425.
1912 £190
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1984 Christian Heritage 6 x 13p. fourth pane variety phosphor omitted in the first column and broad bands in the second column, small fault at extreme left of selvedge otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. Spec. UEP20b, cat. (as a pane) 475. Photo.
1915 £1100
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1985 Times se-tenant pane variety phosphor omitted unmounted mint, without left selvedge but rare. S.G. X864lEy, Spec. UEP23a, cat. (as a complete pane) 2,500. Photo.
1916 £800
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1986 British Rail 5 booklet with the se-tenant pane variety phosphor omitted, fine and very scarce. S.G. X897mEy, Spec. UEP27a, cat. (as a pane) 1,750.
1917 | £380
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1986 (Oct.) 50p. Roman Britain 2 Verulamium, variety broad phosphor bands at left, with cylinder numbers ''B21B4B30'', slight trimming at left otherwise fine, very scarce. S.G. Spec. UMFB42d, unpriced. Photo.
1919 | £240
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1989 (Jan.) 1 Charles Dickens 3 David Copperfield booklet variety phosphor omitted, trace of phosphor on lower two stamps as usual, with cylinder number ''B6B21'', fine and rare, only three examples recorded. S.G. X904mEy, Spec. UMFB46a, cat. 800+. Photo.
1920 | £450
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1989 (Jan.) 1 Charles Dickens 3 David Copperfield booklet variety phosphor omitted, fine and very scarce. S.G. X904mEy, Spec. UMFB46a, cat. 800. Photo.
1922 | £80
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1989 (Oct.) 50p. Aeroplanes 1 Armstrong Whitworth plain booklet variety phosphor omitted, some trimming but scarce. S.G. Spec. UMFB47a, cat. 500. Photo.
1924 | £130
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1991 (Sept.) 50p. Archaeology 1 Sir Arthur Evans incorrect rates booklet variety miscut, with cylinder numbers ''B34B2'' at right, trimmed at left (only known thus), scarce. S.G. Spec. UMFB49A, cat. 500. Photo.
1925 | £190
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1995 (May) 1 End of the War 3 Mitchell yellow fluor booklet variety miscut, with cylinder number ''B6'', fine with excellent perfs. all round (usually trimmed), scarce. S.G. Spec. UFB76A, unpriced. Photo.
1926 | £200
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1995 2 Rowland Hill 2 Education Reform booklet variety miscut with ''B4'' cylinder number, fine with good perfs., very scarce. S.G. Spec. UFB72A, unpriced. Photo.
1929 £110
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets: 1999 (March) Questa NVI (1st) orange-red booklet, showing unusual printers paper join affecting lower row and margin, pane has been detached, otherwise fine. Photo.
1930 | £160
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 1999 (Apr.) 2 Questa gravure booklet with cylinder numbers ''Q2Q2'', slight trimming at right otherwise fine, a very scarce printing, less than 20 reported. S.G. Spec. UMFB54, cat. 500. Photo.
1932 | £190
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 2000 (Apr.) 1 Questa NVI booklet (with ''postcode'' label) variety miscut, with (2nd) stamp at right, fine with good perfs., scarce. S.G. 1664l var. Photo.
1933 £1400
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 2001 (Jan.) Walsall self-adhesive 6 x 2nd. booklet variety imperforate, fine and very scarce. S.G. MA1var. Photo.
1934 | £200
Queen Elizabeth II: Booklets and Booklet Panes: 2004 ''Letters by night'' 7.44 prestige booklet, variety 28p., E and 42p. pane is inverted, fine and unlisted. S.G. Spec. DX 32var.
1935 £260
Regionals: Scotland: 1958-67 3d. deep lilac (ordinary) in a top right corner block of ten (5 x 2) with three stamps having the top margin imperforate due to a paper fold, a few light wrinkles in right margin otherwise fine unmounted mint, a dramatic variety. S.G. S1var. Photo.
1936 | £450
Regionals: Scotland: 1971-93 51/2p. violet centre band block of eight (2 x 4) with the lower pair completely imperforate, the pair above showing very faint indents at top only and the others partly perforated, fine unmounted mint, scarce. S.G. S22a, cat. 500+. Photo.
1937 | £200
Regionals: Scotland: 1971-93 15p. bright blue litho Questa centre band FCP/PVA variety imperforate on three sides (vertical pair), in an unmounted mint left margin block of six (3 x 2), minor gum bend otherwise fine. S.G. S56a, cat. 275. Photo.
1938 £880
Regionals: Scotland: 1989 Scots Connection 5 booklet complete and including the se-tenant pane variety imperforate, fine and scarce. S.G. S55la, cat. (as a pane) 1,750. Photo.
1940 | £520
Postage Dues: A QV to QE II collection of covers in three Lighthouse albums, a fine range of frankings and markings, usages to and from overseas, 1914-22 2d. used first day on front, etc. (240 items).
1941 £280
Postage Dues: 1914-22 1/2d. emerald very fine used on first day of issue with clear light ''HALESWORTH/20 AP/14'' c.d.s. on Downey Head 1/2d. postcard sent locally. S.G. D1. Photo.
1942 £350
Postage Dues: 1914-22 1d. carmine fine used on first day of issue with ''STAMFORD/20 AP/14'' c.d.s. on locally sent envelope with 1912-24 watermark Royal cypher 1/2d., also a front to Cirencester bearing 1d. (5 with a block of four) used on first day with ''CIRENCESTER/20 AP/14'' c.d.s's. S.G. D2. Photo.
1946 £380
Guernsey: 1969-70 1s.9d. with variety emerald (stem) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 24a, cat. 600, EC GU48MCa. Photo.
1947 £85
Jersey: 1969 9d. imperf. proof on ungummed paper with the black printing (Queen's head, value, etc.) missing, a vertical pair with top margin, fine. Photo.
1948 £150
Jersey: 1979 Cattle Conference 6p. variety gold printing clearly double, fine unmounted mint with margin at left, also I.O.M. 1973 3p. with border colour in olive-bistre, normal for comparison, fine unmounted mint. Photo.
1949 £780
Jersey: 1990 Christmas 18p. showing variety myrtle-green (value, country name and Queen's Head) omitted, superb unmounted mint from left of sheet. Brandon certificate (2006). S.G. 536var, EC JR1072MCa - 20 mint known. Photo.