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1887 JUBILEE ISSUE
Extensive stock always
 available of shades,
varieties, multiples and
marginal settings
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 PHILATELIC LITERATURE 

 

DECEMBER 2017

Welcome to our website here at Elstree Stamps. We have been GB dealers for over 20 years, and specialize in material from Queen Victoria. From Postal History, Line Engraved issues including the 1840 1d Black, 1840 2d Blue, 1841 1d Red, and 1841 2d Blue, to Embossed and Surface printed stamps, with a special interest and stock in the 1887 Jubilee issue.
We also keep in stock a selection of material from 1900, and can source many of the more popular later issues, high values, definitive sets etc. if required at competitive prices.

Do please ask for scans of the backs of any items of interest.
 

 

                          

 



      If you have been watching an item in our shop for a while, it may just be time to grab yourself a bargain in our

7 day Winter 2017 sale. We have selected many "old friends" for all pockets  and marked them with 20% discount. 

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1902 DLR SGO86 (MO25) 21/2d ULTRAMARINE OFFICIAL OVERPRINT
BOARD OF EDUCATION MINT HINGED RPS CERT   

A fine mint lightly hinged example, with original gum. Overprint Type 7. Well centered, good colour. with new RPS cert  which unnecessarily, 
as they often do, comments - surface dirt? Plus Wenvoe cert which states no faults. A very scarce stamp. SG Cat 4850.00 
Order: 14007 - 2750.00



 
 1855 SG34 2d GREENISH BLUE PLATE 5 FINE UNUSED PART OWN GUM (EI) Watermark Large Crown, Perf 14. A fine unused example, hinged with part original gum, in the blue green shade.  Well centered for this issue. A scarce stamp. Spec F6(2) SG Cat 3500.00 
Order: 13984 - 575.00


 



  1855 SG35 2d DEEP BLUE PLATE 6 FINE UNUSED HINGED OWN GUM (CL) Watermark Large Crown, Perf. 14. A fine unused example, hinged with very part original gum. Very light gum creasing.  Lightest of foxing on a couple of perfs, but scarce stamp nonetheless and price accordingly. Spec F7. SG Cat 3000.00 
Order: 13985 - 675.00




 1852 ALPHABET II SG8 1d RED BROWN PLATE 173 SHREWSBURY SPOON ON COVER RARE (LC)
 A large 4 margin example tied by a light strike of a Shrewsbury spoon cancellation to a folded lettersheet so Ludlow. 
Ludlow receiving on the reverse for April 25th 1854. A rare cancellation on an imperforated red.
Order: 13937 - 195.00





1841 SG7 1d RED BROWN - BLACK PLATE 1b ON VERY RARE EARLY ISLE OF MAN COVER (KB)      
Margin only just touched on the left side, however, a plate 1b tied to entire by an Isle of Man Maltese cross. June 1st 1841 from Douglas to Liverpool. 
 1d Reds were first sent to the island in the spring of 1841. This cover is therefore very early.
The contents demonstrate the unreliability of the twice weekly "Summer Mail Service".
10 & 7 o'clock ray flaws, horizontal line top of "B" in square. Spec AS6.
Lightest of filing folds through stamp, but a very rare cover. SG Cat 650.00 ++
Order: 13940 - 395.00





     

 1887 JUBILEE SG200 2d GREY GREEN AND VERY DEEP CARMINE UNMOUNTED MINT BLOCK OF 6   
A very fine unmounted mint - mint never hinged - block of 6 with full original gum.  This very deep shade of carmine on the duty plate bleeds through to the back.  One pulled perf. The scan does not do justice to the shade.   
 Order: 13945 - 325.00



 
1852 SG8 1d RED BROWN ALPHABET II RARE PLATE 176 SUPERB USED (NC) A superb used 4 large margin example, lightly struck by a London Inland cancellation. One of the finest we have handled in over 20 years. Plating has been verified by 2 specialists. For accuracy, it has the very lightest of corner bends which barely detracts from this exhibition quality item. SG Cat 2900.00 as fine used. 
Order: 13883 - 1695.00


 



  1841 SG8 1d RED BROWN PLATE 100 SUPERB STRIP OF 3 LONDON CDS/DUPLEX CANCELS. A superb used 4 large margin strip of 3, struck late by London District Duplex cancellations for November 29th 1853. NW corner very slightly weak, does not detract from this superb exhibition quality item.
Order: 13888 - 495.00



1841 SG7 1d RED BROWN - BLACK PLATE 11 FINE USED TOWN CANCELLATION (ED)   
A fine used 4 margin example, nealty struck by part town cancellation - probably Dorchester.   Uncatalogued on a black plate, late use of the stamp. SG Cat 800.00 on later plates.
Order: 13883 -SOLD


 



1841 SG7 1d RED BROWN - BLACK PLATE 11 FINE USED TOWN CANCELLATION (IL)    A fine used 4 margin example, nealty struck by part town cancellation - probably Dorchester.   Uncatalogued on a black plate, late use of the stamp. SG Cat 800.00 on later plates.
Order: 13884 - SOLD


 




"WATERMARK INVERTED"
1841 SG14 2d BLUE PLATE 4 WATERMARK INVERTED STRIP OF 3 VERY FINE RARE (KC/KE)   
A very fine used 4 margin strip of 3, clear to large margins around.
Rare in multiples so fine. SG Cat 2550.00 as singles. 
Order: 13880 - 1195.00






We have recently acquired a lovely collection of 21/2d Rosy Mauves and Blues on covers going overseas,

the UPU rate introduced in July 1875. SOLD

We will be adding them over the next week so keep watching, these really are a very nice lot and rarely seen in such nice condition.

Click on cover above to view collection.





1840 SG2 1d BLACK PLATE 2 FINE USED BLACK MALTESE CROSS (JG)
A fine used 4 margin example, cancelled by a black Maltese cross. Scarce on this plate. no "O" flaw. Spec AS15m. SG Cat 650.00
Order: 13801 - 195.00


 

1840 SG2 1d BLACK PLATE 3 FULL RED MALTESE CROSS (QH)
A good used 4 just clear to good margin example, centrally cancelled by a nearly full red Maltese cross. Spec AS20.
Order: 13802 SOLD



1840 SG2 1d BLACK PLATE 3 VERY FINE USED RED MALTESE CROSS (QH)
A very fine used 4 large margin example, cancelled by a large part bright red Maltese cross. Very fresh. Spec AS20.
Order: 13803 - 225.00


 

1840 SG2 1d BLACK PLATE 3 VERY FINE USED RED MALTESE CROSS (QI)
A very fine used 4 good to large margin example, lightly cancelled by an orange/red Maltese cross. Left line extends slightly below. Top left corner NW square weak. Spec AS20.
Order: 13804 - 195.00




1840 SG2 1d BLACK PLATE 3 VERY FINE USED RUSTY RED MALTESE CROSS (FD)
A very fine used 4 margin example, cancelled by a rusty red Maltese cross. Variety letter "F" slightly doubled, bottom line "F" square thin. Spec AS20b.
Order: 13805 - 195.00



 

1840 SG2 1d BLACK PLATE 4 BLACK MALTESE CROSS (CF)
A good/fine used 4 clear to very large margin example, cancelled by a nearly full strike of a black Maltese cross. Dot touching right side line of "C" square. Spec AS23.
Order: 13806 - 145.00



1840 SG2 1d BLACK PLATE 4 FINE USED BLACK MALTESE CROSS (AG)
A fine used 4 margin example, cancelled by a black Maltese cross. Left side weak. Spec AS23.
Order: 13807 - 165.00


 

1840 SG1 1d INTENSE BLACK PLATE 4 FINE USED RED MALTESE CROSS (SF)
A fine used 4 close to large margin example, cancelled by a large part bright red Maltese cross. Scratches on lower margin. Spec AS22.
Order: 13808 - 225.00




1840 SG2 1d BLACK PLATE 4 GOOD USED RED MALTESE CROSS (AJ)
Just, and only just about clear NE side, otherwise nice margins around. Spec AS23.
Order: 13809 SOLD


 

1840 SG2 1d BLACK PLATE 4 GOOD USED RED MALTESE CROSS (TB)
A good used 4 margin example, cancelled by a red Maltese cross. Spec AS23.
Order: 13810 - 99.50




1840 SG2 1d BLACK PLATE 1d SUPERB USED 4 ENORMOUS MARGINS (QD)
Lightly cancelled by a red Maltese cross, 10 & 7 o'clock ray flaw,
NE of ONE joined. Spec AS5g.
Order: 3767 - SOLD


 

1840 SG3 1d GREY BLACK (WORN) PLATE 3 EXTREMELY LIGHTLY CANCELLED (BG)
A very fine/superb used 4 margin example showing good plate wear, extremely lightly cancelled by a red Maltese cross. Spec AS21.
Order: 13768 - SOLD



1840 SG3 1d GREY BLACK PLATE 6 BLACK CROSS CLEAR PROFILE VARIETY (PF)
A very fine used 4 margin example, lightly struck by a black Maltese cross,
leaving the profile clear. Variety "loop to P".
Good plate wear, unrecorded in SG on this plate. Spec AS41b.
Order: 13769 - SOLD


 

1847/54 SG54 1s GREEN EMBOSSED
A fine used 4 margin example, struck by a Liverpool "466" cancelation. SG Cat 1000.00
Order: 13771 - 255.00

   

1840 SG2 1d BLACK PLATE 2 ON 27th MAY 1840 DATED PIECE (DK)
A very fine used 4 margin example tied to dated piece by a full red Maltese cross. 7 o'clock ray flaw, line under "K" slightly doubled. Spec AS15
Order: 13770 - SOLD






1841 SG8 1d RED BROWN PLATE 72 RE-JOINED UNUSED BLOCK OF 6 MARGINAL INSCRIPTION.
It has been cut and re-joined vertically and is secured by hinges, but otherwise and very fresh block, with large part original gum.
Inscription in margin "PRICE 1d Per Label. 1/- Per Row of 12. 1.... Per S"
The lower pair, TB & TC are missing from the imprimatur sheet. It does have clear margins all round. A fine exhibition piece. SG Cat 3600.00 as singles.
Order: 13772 - 995.00





1841 SG14 2d BLUE PLATE 4 DUPLEX CANCELLATION (MH)
A very fine used 4 margin example, neatly struck by a duplex cancellation,
rarely found on this issue as late used.
Order: 13773 - 175.00


 

1855 SG34 2d BLUE PLATE 5 VERY FINE UNUSED (AD)
A very unused example, with just a smattering of gum on the back. From the short "A" row.
Scarce so fresh. SG Cat 2850.00.
Order: 13774 - SOLD



1841 SG15 2d DEEP BLUE PLATE 3 VERY FINE USED STRIP OF 6 WITH VARIETIES (QG/QL)
A very fine used strip of 6 with margins all round, each struck by a neat Maltese cross. Part red cancellation.
Varieties on 3 stamps - QI - right frame line extends down, QJ - "J" flaw, QK shifted transfer, value and base.
An exhibition item - rare so fine as such long strip. SG Cat 1650.00 as singles.
Order: 13775 - SOLD





1841 SG7 1d RED BROWN PLATE 2 VERY RARE BLOCK OF 4 (QE/RF)
A fine used block of 4, margins all round except for the base of RF which is cut into.
Each stamp showing 7 o'clock ray flaws.
Hinged on the back, with the shallowest of thinning on QF.
Despite it's faults, this is a very rare multiple and unpriced by
Gibbons as a block due to it's rarity.
Order: 13776 - SOLD

 

1841 SG14 2d BLUE PLATE 3 SCARCE BLOCK OF 4 (CG/DH)
A fine used block of 4, margins clear around except for the SE corner of CH where it is only just touching, with a 3mm scissor cut through the base line. Blocks of 4 with Maltese crosses are very scarce. SG Cat 6000.00 as a block of 4.
Order: 13777 - 750.00


 
   


  1840 SG5 2d BLUE PLATE 1 VERY FINE USED RED MALTESE CROSS PAIR (DD/DE) CAT 2000.00  
A very fine used 4 margin pair, each cancelled by a red Maltese cross. SG Cat 2000.00 +
Order: 13739 - 895.00

 


 1840 SG5 2d BLUE PLATE 1 VERY FINE USED RED MALTESE CROSS PLATE WEAR (AA)  A very fine used 4 close to large margin example, lightly cancelled by a red Maltese cross.  Good plate wear, a very fresh and lovely stamp. SG Cat 900.00 +
Order: 13740: 475.00

 
   


1840 SG5 2d BLUE PLATE 1 VERY FINE USED FULL RED MALTESE CROSS DEEP SHADE (CL)  A very fine used 4 close to very large margin example, part next to left,  cancelled just by a just about full red Maltese cross.  Nice deep shade, a very fresh and lovely stamp. SG Cat 900.00 +
Order: 13741 - 575.00

 

 
  1840 SG5 2d BLUE PLATE 1 VERY FINE USED BRIGHT RED MALTESE CROSS (LK)  A very fine used 4 margin example, cancelled just by a nearly full bright red Maltese cross.  SG Cat 900.00 +
Order: 13742: 525.00

 
   

  1840 SG5 2d BLUE PLATE 1 VERY FINE USED RED MALTESE CROSS PART TOWN CANCEL (NB)  A very fine used 4 margin example, cancelled just by a large part deep red Maltese cross.  Small part town cancel SW corner? Very pretty.  SG Cat 900.00 +
Order: 13743 - 625.00

 

 
 1840 SG6 2d PALE BLUE PLATE 1 FINE/VERY FINE USED RED MALTESE CROSS (FL)  A fine/very fine used 4 margin example, cancelled just by a large part bright red Maltese cross.  SG Cat 900.00 +
Order: 13744: 395.00

 1887/1900 JUBILEE ISSUE FROM A RARE COLLECTION OF PRINTING ERRORS


 
   


   1900 SG213 1/2d Dull blue green unmounted mint lower right corner marginal vertical pair showing a dramatic pre-printing paper fold. From the vertical comb perforator with perforations in the right margin. A rare item.
Order: 13694 - SOLD


 


 1887  SG201 21/2d Purple on Blue. A very fine unmounted mint example from the 1st setting from the top of the pane showing unusual printing void. Very unusual and probably unique. Ex. Gwaine Baillie Collection.
Order: 13695: 795.00

 
   


 1887 SG197 1/2d Vermilion Partially Imperforate. An unmounted mint example without perforations on 3 sides and an extra perforation hole on the perforated side. Only other similar example we have seen was in the Gwaine Baillie collection 2005. Most unusual.
Order: 13692 - 795.00


 

 1887 SG197 1/2d Vermilion. An unmounted Mint marginal block of 4 showing gross error caused by paper fold while printing. Giving also the appearance of "extra wide" stamps and mis perf, this is a most unusual and probably unique item. Very rare.
Order: 13693: 595.00

 
   


 1887 SG197 1/2d Vermillion. A mounted mint corner marginal piece showing unusual paper fold. This only affects the perforations and not the printing. Corner was probably folded as sheet was being perforated. Unusual.
Order: 13690 - 99.50


 

 
 1887 SG197 1/2d Vermilion. An unmounted mint corner marginal example showing missing print on the NW corner, caused by paper fold while printing.
The missing part showing on the reverse gum side. A rare item.
Order: 13691: 395.00

 
   


1887 SG197 1/2d Vermilion. A very fine unmounted mint control M pair, where the corner has been folded during printing. Also a double row of vertical perfs along the bottom. An unusual and scarce item.
Order: 13638 - 125.00

 


 
1887 SG197 1/2d Vermilion. A fine mint control N block of 6, where the corner has been folded during printing and therefore perforating the margin. An unusual and scarce item, especially in a control block.
Order: 13639: 225.00

 
   

SG197 1887 1/2d Vermilion. Unmounted mint bottom left corner marginal block of four with a pre-printed paper fold, resulting in a portion of the S.W. stamp being printed on the gummed side. Hinged in margins only. A rare item.
Order: 13636 - 495.00

 


SG198 1/2d Vermilion in a mint hinged H control corner block ,showing pre-printing paper fold, resulting in part of the corner stamp printed on the gummed side. A rare item, especially on a control.
Order: 13637: 495.00

   

1887 SG198 11/2d Purple & Green. A mint marginal example showing a large void of printing to the head plate, purple missing upper right. This does not affect the duty plate. Light crease, Large part original gum. 
A rare item. Ex. Gwaine Baillie Collection.
Order: 13634  - 1450.00
 
   

1887 SG198 11/2d Dull Purple and Green. A very fine mint bottom left corner marginal block of 6 from the 2nd setting, no green rule along bottom of pane. Top left stamp showing variety " deformed leaf". Duty plate 4, R19/1. Spec K29e. 5 stamps are unmounted mint, one mounted, mounted in margins. Very fresh with full perfs, a lovely positional block of this variety and very scarce. SG Cat 1100.00
Order: 13635 - 795.00

 



1887 Jubilee SG209 9d Dull Purple and Bright Blue. A full unmounted mint pane of 20, pane "G" from the SW corner of the post office mill sheet - small watermark cross in SW corner.
From the 3rd marginal setting, blocks and pillars in margins and rules around pane, purple rule broken at corners. Part next panes above and to the right, very scarce as such.
4 of the stamps have a light vertical crease, otherwise a very fresh and scarce piece, especially in the bright blue shade. Spec K38(2) SG Cat 4400.00 as singles.
Order: 13633  SOLD




1884 SG179 2/6 Deep Lilac (LF/MG) Watermark Large Anchor. A superb used block of 4,
each perfectly cancelled by an upright CDS of Plymouth for September 26th 1891.
An exhibition quality item. SG Cat 1100.00 +
Order: 13298 - SOLD

 
1855 SG62 4d CARMINE WATERMARK SMALL GARTER FINE USED SCARCE FRENCH CALAIS CDS.
 
A fine used example, on highly glazed blued paper, cancelled by a French Calais CDS for 19th March 1856. This cancellation is usually added to the front of the letter, when posted in England on it's way France,  and rarely placed on the stamp. Very scarce usage.   SG Cat 450.00 
Order: 13570 - 225.00
  
 

1857 SGZ82 SG66 4d ROSE WATERMARK LARGE GARTER RARE A47 HIGHGATE JAMAICA CANCEL.
 A fine used wing margin example, lightly struck in Jamaica. A rare stamp.
SG Cat 225.00 (2013)
Order: 13575 SOLD


 1841 SG14 2d BLUE PLATE 4 SCARCE MARKET DRAYTON 509 CANCEL IN BLUE (MJ) 
A good used extremely nearly 4 clear margin example, only just about touching NE frame line. Nicely struck by a Market Drayton cancellation in Blue - recorded for 1847 & 1851 (Danzig) On thin paper. A scarce stamp but priced accordingly. SG Cat 1000.00
Order: 13558 - 225.00

  
  
 

1854 SG60 6d PURPLE EMBOSSED BLUE/GREEN IRISH CANCELLATION.
 A fine used pair, margins all clear on the left stamp, just touching at the top on the right. Watermark VR upright. A lovely purple shade, with a scarce cancellation.
SG Cat 2000.00 as singles.

Order: 13553 - 495.00


  
 1855 SG20a 2d BLUE PLATE 5 VERY FINE USED BLUE CANCELLATION (QL)
Watermark Small Crown, Perf 16. A very fine used example, lightly struck by a Blue cancellation. Could be Birmingham "75" which was known in blue. SG Cat 350.00 ++
Order: 13568 - 175.00



1858 SG36a 2d DEEP BLUE PLATE 6 FINE USED SCARCE
LONDON 21 INLAND CANCEL (CB) 

Watermark Large Crown, Perf 16. A fine used example of this difficult stamp, struck by a scarce London Inland Office 21D - 3 -7- 7- 3 rarity "G" cancellation. 
A tad off centre, SE corner perf weak. SG Cat 375.00 +
Order: 13569 - 175.00




1891 SG212 1 GREEN (KB) Watermark Crowns. A very fine used example, lightly cancelled by a central
Belfast CDS for April 3rd 1895. SG Cat 800.00 plus premium.
Order: 13534 - 575.00


   
1841 SG8 1d RED BROWN PLATE 14 RARE WHITEHAVEN MALTESE CROSS (DF)
A good used 4 margin example, tied to piece by a double strike of the rare Whitehaven Maltese Cross.
The adhesive is slightly damaged above "E" of POSTAGE. Spec BS3tv. SG Cat 2200.00
Order: 13448 - 395.00


      
 1840 SG3 1d GREY BLACK PLATE 1a SCARCE BLACK MALTESE CROSS ON PART COVER (RJ) 
A fine used 4 margin example, tied to front plus part flap by a Black Maltese cross, scarce on this plate. 
Town stamp "Cross" on the back for June 7th 1841 - possibly a small village in Somerset to London.
10 & 5 o'clock ray flaws. Good plate wear.  Spec AS2. SG Cat 1100.00 of cover.
 Order: 13443 - SOLD

 


 1878 SG129 1 BROWN LILAC SCOTTISH ABERDEEN CDS SUPERB USED RPS CERT (DH) 

Watermark Maltese Cross. A superb used example, cancelled by a steel CDS of Aberdeen for 22nd January 1882.

Lovely colour, well centered, and very fresh with RPS certificate. SG Cat 4500.00 ++

Order: 13201 - 2750.00





VERY RARE FULL PANE OF 20 FROM THE FIRST MARGINAL SETTING
1887 Jubilee SG205s 4d Green and Brown overprinted Specimen type 9.
All stamps are unmounted mint, 4 rows affected by light vertical creases, and hinges in the margins securing perfs.
In over 25 years, this is only the 2nd full pane from the 1st marginal setting, without rules or pillars in the margins we have seen.
Pane C/G from the left side of the Post office millsheet. Wiseman rarity L-M.
The other was in the Aureum collection, recently sold by Gibbons for 2500 - sold before the catalogue went to print and marked in it as such.
Order: 13180 - SOLD




 

 1887 JUBILEE SG200 2d GREY GREEN & CARMINE VERY RARE SECOND SETTING CORNER MARGINAL
A very lightly mounted mint example, with full original gum, from the very rare 2nd marginal setting with two continuous rules in green and carmine in the margin. The 1st setting has no rules, and the 3rd setting continuous green but broken carmine rules. 
In over 25 years of collecting marginal pieces of the Jubilee issue, we have seen only around 8 examples of this very rare setting, and only 2 of them from the corner. 
Order:12555 - 1750.00 SALE PRICE 1500.00



 

   

1870 SG48 1/2d Rose Red (SX) Plate 13. A very fine mint example, appears to have never been hinged with original gum, showing the imperforated margin on the right to the edge of the sheet.
Lovely fresh deep shade and a scarce positional piece.
Order 11932 - SOLD

 

     
     

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