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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.
For a superb new selection of the very best quality 1d
Blacks, click on the images above.
Click on items above for an
interesting collection of George V on album pages.
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
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1841 SG7 1d RED
BROWN - BLACK PLATE 1b VERY RARE STRIP OF 4 (GA/GD)
Lower margin of GA
cut into, otherwise margins all round. Each cancelled by a Maltese cross. Very rare in
as a block of 4, they are unpriced in Gibbons, multiples are rare on this
plate. All showing 10 & 7 o'clock ray flaws. GA & GC shows non - coincident re-entry.
Spec AS6b. SG Cat £1900.00 as 2 pairs.
Order: 142189 - SOLD
1870 SG52 11/2d LAKE RED PLATE 1 VERY FINE USED BLOCK OF 6
LONDON CDS (AE/BG) A very fine used block of 6, each cancelled with a Herne Hill -
Dulwich CDS for August 5th 1872. Scarce so fine.
Order: 14161 - £750.00
1841 SG15 2d DEEP BLUE PLATE 3 UNUSED 4 MARGINS VARIETY (OL)
No gum, but a very fresh 4 close but clear margin example. Variety "shifted
transfer". Spec ES12c. A bargain at under 5% Cat. SG Cat £8000.00
Order: 14160 - SOLD
1841 SG7 1d RED BROWN - BLACK PLATE 5 VERY RARE.
BLOCK OF 4 UNLISTED (BK/CL) NE square of BK and the top of BL has been cut into, and
there appears to be a slight bend/filing fold through CL, but each stamp is nicely
struck by a Maltese cross. The block is very fresh. This is the 1st block from plate 5
we have handled, it is unpriced in Gibbons and extremely rare.
Order: 14145 - SOLD
1880 SG121 2s BROWN WATERMARK SPRAY RARE MARGINAL WITH
INSCRIPTION (KA) A very fine used, lightly cancelled example of this stamp, lovely
original colour, and from the top of the sheet, with part margin and inscription. Rare
as such, we have handled very few in over 25 years. Most unusual. SG Cat £4250.00
Order 14158 - £1950.00
1880 SG121 2s BROWN WATERMARK SPRAY BLUE BIRMINGHAM 75 CANCEL
(PI) A fine used wing margin example, struck by a Blue "75" cancellation of
Birmingham. Nice colour, not seen this cancel on this stamp before. Most unusual. SG
Order 14157 - £995.00
1841 SG7 1d RED BROWN - BLACK PLATE 8 SUPERB USED FULL
MALTESE CROSS (AE) A superb used 4 margin example from the top "A" row, lightly struck
by a full Maltese cross. Stage 2 "O" flaw. Spec AS47. Difficult so fine. SG Cat £190.00
Order: 14156 - £79.50
1841 SG7 1d RED BROWN - BLACK PLATE 5 STATE 2 LEEDS SPECIAL
MALTESE CROSS (GB) A very fine used 4 margin example, neatly struck by a Leeds
special Maltese cross. State 2 - strengthened left side line and feint "B". Spec AS33ua.
SG Cat £900.00
Order: 14155 - SOLD
1840 SG2 1d BLACK PLATE 1a SUPERB USED 4 MARGINS
VERMILION MALTESE CROSS (LI) A superb used 4 margin example, very lightly cancelled by a
vermilion Maltese cross. 10 & 5 o'clock ray flaws. Spec AS2.
Order: 14154 - SOLD
1848/54 SG57 10d DEEP BROWN EMBOSSED CUT SQUARE LONDON
INLAND CANCEL. In a very deep brown shade, this example has 3 good margins, just cut
into at base. Spec H2(2) SG Cat £2200.00
Order: 14153 - £325.00
1855 SG34 2d BLUE PLATE 5 FINE UNUSED PAIR SCARCE BRANDON CERT (EJ/EK)
Watermark Large Crown, Perf 14 White paper. A fine hinged unused pair with large part
original gum. Scarce. SG Cat £5700.00 as singles.
Order: 14152 - £1450.00
1841 SG8 1d RED BROWN PLATE 78 VERY FINE MINT BARELY
HINGED MARGINAL (GL) A very fine mint barely hinged example with full original gum.
Small gum bend. Tiny part inscription in margin. Very fresh. SG Cat £600.00
Order: 14151 - £249.50
1852 ALPHABET II SG8 1d RED BROWN PLATE 152 UNUSED
MARGINAL INSCRIPTION (AH) A very fine unused 4 good to very large margin example, part
original gum, from the top of the sheet with inscription. Missing from the imprimatur
Order: 14150 - £295.00
1879 SG43 1d ROSE RED SCARCE PLATE 225 MINT MARGINAL
INSCRIPTION (LA) The margin is not attached, but secured by a hinge, an appear to
belong, as the inscription matched position on sheet of LA. Very fresh, and only appears
to be hinged by the securing hinge.
A lovely example. SG Cat £3200.00
Order: 14149 - SOLD
1855 C7 ABNORMAL
1d RED BROWN
PLATE 23 VERY FINE USED RARE RPS CERT (KJ) A very fine used example with RPS cert. SG
Order: 14148 - £395.00
1870 SG48 1/2d ROSE RED BANTAM PLATE 4 MINT RARE IMPERFORATE
CORNER PAIR A rare corner pair, top stamp hinged, lower stamp unmounted mint, with full
original gum. Imperforated in margin, plate number "4" in circles. Deckled edge to
margins below and to the right. A fine and fresh exhibition item.
14147 - £850.00
1870 SG49 1/2d ROSE RED BANTAM PLATE 20 MINT BLOCK OF 4. The
upper pair are very lightly hinged, the lower pair appear to be unmounted mint, one with
small adhesion spot. Both with full original gum, a scarce block in this plate. Some
light wrinkling as usual but priced accordingly. SG Cat £1400.00 as hinged singles.
Order: 14146 - £325.00
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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 JUBILEE COLLECTION OF MARGINAL SETTINGS
We have recently acquired a superb 1887 Jubilee collection,
including some rare marginal positions, shades, in singles, pairs, blocks etc.
in the process of listing them daily, so please click on the page above to see the full
collection, and keep watching.
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. Very fresh.
Full panes from this setting are rare.
Order: 14040 - £1395.00
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
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
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 - SOLD
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 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.
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
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 4 GOOD USED
RED MALTESE CROSS (TB)
A good used 4 margin example, cancelled by a red Maltese
cross. Spec AS23.
Order: 13810 - SOLD
1840 SG2 1d BLACK PLATE 3 VERY FINE USED RED MALTESE CROSS
A very fine used 4 large margin example, cancelled by a large part bright red
Maltese cross. Very fresh. Spec AS20.
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 3 VERY FINE USED RUSTY RED MALTESE
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 - SOLD
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
Order: 13807 - £165.00
1840 SG1 1d INTENSE BLACK PLATE 4 FINE USED RED MALTESE CROSS
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 -
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
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.
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
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.
part showing on the reverse gum side. A rare item.
Order: 13691: £395.00
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 - SOLD
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
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 -
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
13635 - £795.00
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
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 - £395.00
1878 SG129 £1 BROWN LILAC SCOTTISH ABERDEEN CDS SUPERB USED RPS
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