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1840 SG5 2d BLUE PLATE 1 RARE STRIP OF 4 SCOTTISH
MALTESE CROSSES VARIETY HE/HH
Possibly in the "steel blue" shade, each
stamp is neatly cancelled by an Edinburgh Maltese cross.
Note each strike has
a gap in the outer ring on the left side - unusual.
Each stamp clearly has a fault,
either marginal or a bend through at the bottom, running down the right side of HF -
probably from filing fold.
Despite faults a rare item, and priced accordingly but
open to sensible offers. SG Cat £4000.00 as 2 pairs.
Order: 15123 - £795.00
1840 SG5 2d BLUE PLATE 1 RED
CROSS ON COVER LONDON TO OLD RAINE SCOTLAND (OI)
A pretty 3 margin
example, tied to entire by a red Maltese cross to entire. To William Leslie of Warthill
N.B. - Northern Borders - or Scotland as we now call it! Interesting content with
discussions of China - Leslie was a partner of Dent & Company in China.
forwarding for June 11th 1840 - receiving in red for June 13th 1840. Early usage. SG Cat
£2500.00 on cover.
Order: 1512- £395.00
1887 SG209 9d Deep Purple &
Bright Blue. K38(2) A
mint marginal strip of 5 from the 2nd marginal setting, pillars but no rules in the
The right hand stamp is lightly hinged, all the rest are unmounted mint -
mint never hinged.
There is a hinge in the top left margin, and a thin in the lower
right corner in the margin only.
There may have been a vertical fold between
stamp 1/2. From pane "B/F" probably from the right side of the right sheet.
Probably the scarcest of the margin settings on this value. A rare item, especially in
this deep shade.
1912 ROYAL CYPHER 1d DEEP
ORANGE VERMILION N16(16) WITH CERTIFICATE
A very fine unmounted mint strip of 3 from control E14 with Hendon certificate for the
rarest of Gibbons listed shades.
There are 3 small marks of adhesion in the margins
only, the stamps are all unmounted mint.
SG Cat £1650.00 as singles. Rare as a
control so fine.
Order: 15090 - £1250.00
1840/1841 Plate 2 Matched Pair (NB)
SG2 1d Black, & SG7 1d Red Brown, a fine used 4 margin match from plate 2.
showing 10 & 7 o'clock ray flaws, left vertical stroke of N feint. Spec AS5/AS6.
Order: M1028 - £275.00
1840 SG2 1d Black plate 3 POULTON PENNY POST CANCEL(BK)
fine used 4 margin example, cancelled by a red Maltese cross and also
"Poulton Penny Post" cancellation. Spec AS20ya. SG Cat £2000.00
M1029 - £325.00
2d Blue Plate 1 Greenock Maltese Cross (QC)
Missing the lower margin unfortunately,
however, beautifully struck by a central full
distinctive Scottish Maltese cross of
Greenock. Spec DS5va. SG Cat £2500.00
Order M1030 - £375.00
1841 SG14 2d Blue plate 3 (AA/AB) A very fine used
marginal pair from the left
side of the sheet, with part sheet margin, each very
lightly cancelled by a light Maltese cross. SG Cat £550.00 as singles.
Order: M1031 - £195.00
1841 SG8 1d Red Brown plate 36 split
strip of 8 (SA/SH)
The upper strip lettered SA to SD, the lower strip SE to SH. This
strip of 8 making the 8d rate, was split and overlapped before cancellation,
probably to save space on the envelope for the address. 6 have 4 clear margins. they
have been removed from the envelope and hinged to card for display.
The lower half
of the top row have no cancellation. A most unusual addition to a line engraved
collection, a fine exhibition item.
Order: M1032 - £175.00
1841 SG8 1d Red Brown London District Post Hampton "36"
in blue (MB)
A very fine used 4 margin example, neatly struck by a nearly full strike
of this rare
cancellation in blue. Parmenter rarity "F". Note small crease SW
Order: 1033 - £149.50
1841 SG8 1d Red Brown plate 25 (KH) A fine used 4 margin
struck by a town cancellation for Jan 26th 1842. Not plate 23 as in pencil
Spec BS14va. SG Cat £800.00
Order: M1034 - £89.50
1857 SG40 1d Rose Red (GI?) A sound used example, with
perf faults, nevertheless lightly struck by a rare green UDC - undated cancellation - of
Inverkip in Scotland? Spec C10. SG Cat £1000.00 as town cancel in Green. A nice addition
to a coloured cancellation collection.
Order: M1035 - £49.50
1858 SG45 2d Blue plate 12 RE- ENTRY (AS) A fine used
example, showing pronounced re-entry in the NW & NE corners.
Order: 1036 -
1864 SG44 1d Lake Red Plate 118 (TA)
A very fine unmounted mint example - mint never hinged - from the bottom left of the
showing plate number and inscription in margin, right to the edge of the
paper. A scarce marginal item.
Order: M1038 - £195.00
1887 SG202 3d Purple on Yellow paper. Pre - printing
A good used example that was fed into the printed with 2 diagonal
creases on the paper, producing a wider than normal stamp. A unusual and possibly unique
Order: 1039 - £49.50
1881 SG173 1d Deep Purple - mint hinged, with full Offset
Inverted on the back, with RPS certificate. Offsets are common, but inverted quite rare,
and unusually perfectly centered and full. With RPS certificate.
This is not the
"printed on the back" variety.
Order: M1040 - £149.50
1880/81 SG165s 1/2d Pale Green overprint Specimen Type 9
unmounted mint - mint never hinged - block of 4.
A very fine and fresh block,
scarce in multiples.
SG Cat £240.00 as mint hinged singles.
1892 SG206 41/2d Deep Green & Deep Carmine.
unmounted mint - mint never hinged -
block of 12 in a lovely deep shade, from the
left side of pane "B". Scarce so fine.
1892 SG206 41/2d Deep Green & Deep Carmine. A superb
unmounted mint - mint never hinged - block of 6 in a lovely deep shade, from the right
side of pane "B".
Light gum wrinkle in margin only.
Order: M1043 -
1887 SG209 9d Purple & Blue. An unmounted mint marginal
strip of 4 from the 2nd marginal setting, pillars but no rules in the margin. Unusually,
the stamps appear to have been "overprinted" with red lines, which we have not seen
before. This may have been from an early print run for experimental purposes and not for
postage use by the printers. A most unusual item for the Jubilee specialist.
Order: M1044 - £295.00
1883 SG O64 1s Orange Brown Plate 13. Watermark Crown -
A fine used example, overprinted Gov't Parcels. SG Cat £300.00
Order: M1045 - £59.50
1902 SG O37 1d Scarlet. A fine used pair, overprinted O.W.Official.
Scarce in multiples. SG Cat £360.00
Order: M1045 - £69.50
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For a lovely selection of 1841 1d Reds, including
many from the black plates, click on any of the
1900 JUBILEE SG213 1/2d BLUE
GREEN CONTROL BLOCK OF 6 FIRST DAY OF ISSUE RARE
A control "R" corner
marginal block of 6, on a registered piece, each struck by a Fore Street London CDS for
April 17th 1900 - the first day of issue for this stamp.
Some minor foxing but a
very rare and possibly unique item.
Order: 14999 - £795.00
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.
3 rubbed perf lower right.
Light crease affects top right stamp. The scan does not do justice to the shade.
Order: 14766 - £295.00
1887 JUBILEE SG199 2d GREEN
WATERMARK INVERTED RPS CERT VERY RARE.
A fine used
example, cancelled by a Drury Lane CDS with inverted watermark. This is very rare and
uncatalogued on this shade - now called "scarlet" with copy of RPS cert when a pair.
Order: 14953 - £1495.00
1887 JUBILEE SG200 2d GREEN
PORTSMOUTH TRIAL CANCEL ON PIECE RARE.
A superb example
of the Portsmouth squared circle cancellation on piece for January 5th 1885. The duty
plate is in Carmine, not Scarlet as one would imaging for the date, suggesting the
cancellation was actually used after 1887. Wiseman rarity "L" - 3 -10 copies exist "on
market only once in a collecting lifetime"! SG Cat £2000.00
Order: 14955 -
1887 JUBILEE SG197 1/2d VERMILION
PEARS SOAP ADVERT IN BLUE, ORANGE, AND MAUVE.
3 unmounted mint
examples - hinged in margins only - from the top of the sheet of 120 - in each of the 3
A very rare trio in such fine condition, uncatalogued unmounted
mint. Spec K27m. A lovely exhibition item.
Order: 14952 -SOLD
1904 BOOKLET PANE SG MB5s
SPECIMEN TYPE 17 UNMOUNTED MINT SELVEDGE RARE & CERT
A very fine and
fresh unmounted mint - mint never hinged - pane with selvedge. Overprinted with the
rare horseshoe type 17 specimen overprint. With Wenvoe certificate - Email for details
if you don't know who this is. Trimmed perfs on the right side but a rare item. M/M
singles retail around £250 each. SG Cat £2400.00
Order: 14913 - SOLD
1840 SG2 1d Black plate 9 Rare Plymouth Special
Maltese Cross (TJ)
A 4 large margin example, cancelled by a good central
strike of the Plymouth Maltese cross. With A Jackson certificate of philatelic opinion.
The stamp does have some very minor damage as Jackson notes. Spec AS56uc. SG Cat
Order 14833 - £495.00
1841 SG8 1d RED BROWN PLATE 87 SUPERB MINT STRIP OF 3
From the left side of the sheet, with inscription in margin "1d
Per Label. 1/- Pe"
this very fresh strip has full original gum on the back,
touched due to adhesion, but no sign it has been hinged. Clear to large margins around,
scarce so fine. SG Cat £1800.00 as singles.
Order: 14812 - £995.00
1841 SG8 1d RED BROWN PLATE 131 SUPERB MINT
MARGINAL PAIR (CA/CB)
From the left of the sheet, with large part original
hinge mark across top and possibly some redistribution.
On blued paper with
part ivory head. Scarce so fine. SG Cat £1200.00 as singles.
Order: 14813 -
1840 SG3 1d GREYISH BLACK PLATE 11 VARIETY (SH)
A very fine used example of this scarce plate, neatly cancelled
by a central Black Maltese cross. 7 o'clock ray flaw in NE star, listed variety - small
mark of re-entry in left of NE square. Gibbons describes it as a roller flaw,
present in all stamps from this row. Spec AS72c. SG Cat £6000.00
Order: 14790 -SOLD
1862 SG87 9d STRAW PLATE 2 SUPERB UNUSED RE-GUM (KK)
Watermark Emblems. A
superbly re-gummed very fresh example of this stamp,
no sign of a hinge. Lovely
original colour. SG Cat £4000.00
Order: 14792 - £895.00
1867 SG112 10d RED BROWN WATERMARK SPRAY UNUSED
INVERTED RARE (DD)
A superb unused but very well re-gummed wing margin
example of this very rare stamp. Barely a sign of a hinge, very fresh.
estimated around £10,000 - not listed as such.
Order: 14793 - £1795.00
1880 SG121 2s BROWN WATERMARK SPRAY LONDON
71 CANCEL (DL)
A fine used example of this difficult stamp, well centered
and nice original shade.
SG Cat £4250.00
Order: 14794 - £895.00
1884 SG196 DULL GREEN UNMOUNTED MINT (IF)
Watermark Crown. A very fine and fresh unmounted mint example
of this stamp in a lovely original shade.The gum is slightly toned as these usually are,
but scare nonetheless and priced accordingly. SG Cat £1600.00 as hinged.
Order: 14795 - £995.00
1898 SG117 1s GREEN STOCK
EXCHANGE FORGERY PLATE 5
IMPOSSIBLE LETTERING ON PIECE (PM)
A fine used
example of this scarce forgery, letter "M" did not exist on the sheet.
On part of
the original telegraph form. SG Cat £1500.00
Order: 14796 - £895.00
1852 ALPHABET II 1d RED BROWN PLATE 175 MANCHESTER
SPOON RARE & SUPERB ITEM (FG)
Spoon cancellations on imperf 1d reds are
rare as they were used from 1853, very close to the change over to to perforated 1d
stars in 1854.
To find one so fine on this scarce plate 175 is rare indeed. An
exhibition quality item. SG Cat £1000.00 as a normal fine used.
1852 1d RED BROWN RARE PLATE 176 LONDON CANCEL
Alphabet II. From the left side of the sheet with part
side margin, this is a good used but very pretty example of this rare plate, just
touched at upper right, a small hinge added to secure. Neatly struck by a London
District "73" in circle cancellation. SG Cat £2900.00
1924 BLOCK CYPHER SG425 5d BROWN RARE CONTROL U34
UNMOUNTED MINT (CONTROL) PAIR
Imperf. From the Waterlow
printing, Comb head B. The control stamp is unmounted
mint, the left stamp hinged at the top.
Order: 14679 - £495.00
This item is from a collection of George V controls we are currently listing.
1870 SG48 1/2d ROSE RED PLATE 3 RARE YORK SPOON
CANCEL 2nd RE CUT ON PIECE (DC)
From the cancellation dated July 18th 1871
- this is the rare R2 re-cut. Earliest known Nov 1870 - latest known January 1873. It's
value on cover is around £200.00
Order: 14648 - £69.50
1870 SG48 1/2d ROSE RED
SCARCE PLATE 9 SUPERB LOOKING CDS CLEAR PROFILE (DR)
Cancelled by a small
part CDS high to the right leaving the profile and largest part of the stamp clear.
Clear plate numbers and good perforations. Off centre as they so often are, however
one of the nicest examples we have had on over 20 years. SG Cat £850.00
Order: 14591 - £475.00
1841 SG7 1d RED BROWN - BLACK PLATE 9 LARGE SHEET
MARGINAL FULL CROSS (BL)
Only just about touching NW corner, otherwise a lovely
example from the right of the sheet with large part sheet margin. Cancelled by a full
Maltese cross, leaving part of the profile clear.
A very scarce positional piece,
especially on a black plate. Spec AS57
Order: 14340 - £275.00
1841 SG7 1d RED BROWN - BLACK PLATE 10 SUPERB USED ENORMOUS
MARGINS (PF) A superb used 4 enormous margin example, perfectly struck by a full
central Maltese cross. Part 4 stamps around. Stage 2 "O" flaw. On thin paper.
AS59 An exhibition quality item.
Order: 14341 - SOLD
For a selection of George V
shades, click on items above:
1841 1d RED BROWN - BLACK PLATE 8 STATE 3 RED MALTESE
A fine used 4 margin example from state 3, - strong SE ray of the
NE star and absence of "O" flaw.
Accompanied by a beautiful Mike Jackson
certificate of philatelic opinion. SG Cat £5000.00
Order 14111 - £1250.00
1887 SG205a 4d DEEP GREEN & PURPLE BROWN RARE PANE
FROM 4th SETTING
A fine unmounted mint pane from position "C/G" on the
sheet, from the 4th marginal setting with 35
horizontal lines around the edge of the
Two stamps are lightly hinged, hinge marks in the top margin.
Full panes from this setting are rare.
Order: 14040 - £1095.00
1887 JUBILEE SG199 GREEN & SCARLET RARE UNMOUNTED
MINT BLOCK OF 6
A very fine unmounted mint marginal block of 6 from the 3rd
setting, with continuous green and broken scarlet lines in the margin.
Three of the
stamps have a very light gum bend, all have fresh original gum. Brandon cert as a block
photocopy of Royal cert when a block of 21 from which this has been taken.
SG Cat £3300.00 as singles - very rare as a multiple of this size. Spec K30(1)
Order: 14008 - £2495.00
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,
often do, comments - surface dirt? Plus Wenvoe cert which states no faults. A
stamp. SG Cat £4850.00
Note - a similar one sold at a London auction in
June 2017 for £2875.00!
Order: 14007 - SOLD
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.
receiving on the reverse for April 25th 1854. A rare cancellation on an imperforated
Order: 13937 - SOLD
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 VERY FINE USED RED MALTESE CROSS
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 4 FINE USED BLACK MALTESE CROSS (AG)
A fine used 4 margin example, cancelled by a black Maltese cross. Left side weak. Spec
Order: 13807 - £165.00
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
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
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
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
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"
A tad off centre, SE corner perf weak. SG Cat £375.00 +
Order: 13569 -
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.
adhesive is slightly damaged above "E" of POSTAGE. Spec BS3tv. SG Cat £2200.00
Order: 13448 - £225.00