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A lovely collection of postal history and covers are being
listed, including some interesting material from Ireland.
1887 JUBILEE SG197 1/2d
VERMILION RARE PRINTED ON GUM SIDE INVERTED WATERMARK
very lightly mounted on the back, mint example of this scarce stamp, with inverted
watermark, printed on the gummed side.
Spec K27d. With Wenvoe certificate of
SG Cat £4000.00 £1095.00
MAY DATE MULREADY LETTERSHEETS
We have recently returned from the Stampex international stamp
exhibition in London,
with a lot of new interesting Great Britain items for our
stock. Click on any of the items above to see the full selection.
reconstruction below is part of a large collection of imperforated 1d Red Browns
Click on any of the images below to see more:
1841 SG8 1d RED BROWN PART
RECONSTRUCTION 198 OF 240 MALTESE CROSSES UNPLATED
198 out of 240
letter positions from AA to TL. Mixed condition, from sound with faults - thins, creases,
but including many good/fine used 4 margin examples.
unchecked for varieties, so a great lot for study, continuation, improvement.
Cat £12,000.00 cheapest unplated for F/U singles. A great lot at under 5% cat.
1887 SG211 1s DULL GREEN 1st & 2nd SETTING DIVISIONAL
ORNAMENT MATCHED PAIRS VERY RARE
the bottom row, stamps 6 & 7 of the post office sheet of 120 stamps.
On the left from
the 1st setting without marginal rules, on the right from the 2nd setting with a green
rule in the margin.
Both unfolded through the divisional ornament, which is rare in
Both items are totally unmounted mint. On the left is the Dull Green shade -
K40(1) on the right the paler Grey Green shade K40(2).
A exceptionally rare
exhibition quality item, and I would suggest almost impossible to assemble as such
today, especially so fine.
Order: 15497 -
1890 SG210 DEEP PURPLE &
CARMINE PANE OF 20 1st MARGINAL SETTING - VERY RARE
From setting "A" - the
1st marginal setting - short vertical pillars at the top - long purple pillar at the
From the south east corner of the sheet - probably pane "H". Only three full
panes are known to exist, one is in the National Postal Museum.
All stamps are
unmounted mint, hinged in the margin. As far as we are aware, this is the first on offer
for over 20 years.
Order 15472 - £12,000
For a nice selection of reasonably
priced 4 margin 1d blacks, click on any of the examples above.
Getting bored or having trouble of filling those
spaces in your Windsor album? Well here is an idea for a new area to collect - GB stamps
From the mid 19th century, before Commonwealth countries had their
own stamps printed with their countries name on them, stamps of Great Britain printed
here in England were sent to the "colonies" to be used for postage, and each
country had it's own hand stamps. Eg A25 for Malta, A26 for Gibraltar.
Click on any
of the examples above to see more from this nice collection we are selling.
For a new collection of 1d Blacks & 2d Blues on cover at very
reasonable prices and some nice Mulready's, click on any of the items above.
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
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 -
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- SOLD
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 - SOLD
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 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
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.
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
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.
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 - SOLD
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
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 - SOLD
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 -SOLD
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 - SOLD