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We have carefully selected over
300 items for all pockets and marked them with 20% discount.
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SUMMER SALE 20% DISCOUNT PART 2
NEW STOCK BELOW - 1887/1900 JUBILEE ISSUE FROM A RARE COLLECTION OF PRINTING
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.
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 - £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
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
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.
Checkout below some items that have been reduced in price.
1841 SG8 1d RED BROWN PLATE 75
UNION JACK RE-ENTRY FINE USED 4 MARGINS (LK)
A fine used 4 clear to good
margin example of this scarce re-entry in the upper squares.
Struck by a London
District "60" in circle cancellation, scarce on this variety. Spec BS28c. SG Cat
Order: 13478 - £895.00 SALE PRICE
1841 SG8 1d Red Brown fine mint (BL) Plate 58. A fine mint lightly hinged 4 margin example showing
part margin from the right of the sheet. Very fresh. SG Cat £600.00
Order 13292 -
1854 SG59 6d Dull Lilac Embossed. A very fine used
example, cut square with 4 clear margins. Scarce on this issue due to the layout on the
plate. Neat Huddersfield "387" 1844 type cancellation. Cat £1000.00
Order 13295 -
1880 SG121 2s Brown (KJ) Watermark Spray. A very fine
used example, lightly struck leaving part profile clear. Lovely colour and very fresh. Cat £4250.00
Order 13297 - SOLD
1856 SG72 1s Green. Watermark Emblems - vertically offset
- a very fine used strip of 4, neatly cancelled in Scotland by Perth duplexes.
very scarce multiple so fine. SG Cat £1400 as singles.
Order 13293 - £225.00 SALE PRICE
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 - £525.00 SALE PRICE
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 - £149.50
1841 SG14 2d BLUE PLATE 4 SCARCE
MARKET DRAYTON 509 CANCEL IN BLUE (MJ)
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
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
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
1887 JUBILEE SG200 2d GREEN & CARMINE 1890 GUILDHALL CANCELLATION ON COVER
In 1890 - for the 50th anniversary of the postage stamp - the Penny Postage Jubilee
exhibition was held at the Guildhall.
You could post envelopes to yourself and get them cancelled by this special post
office cancellation at the exhibition.
from Portsmouth to The Cape of Good Hope, with 2 x SG141 21/d Rosy Mauve plate 10 and a
1d Red making the 5d overseas rate.
Cancelled by 5 strikes, one on the reverse, of
the scarce Portsmouth Sorting Carriage CDS for April 17th 1878.
Signed by Henry
Ponsonby from Osborne this envelope with a black seal on the reverse, possibly Royal
To His Excellency the Right Hon. Sir Bartle Frere GCB GCSI - The High
commissioner of South Africa.
A very similar cover from Ponsonby to Kent sold recently sold at a London
auction. Exhibition quality.
(Argyll Etkin Feb 2017 item 905)
Order: 13497 - £495.00
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
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 - £295.00
1841 SG14 2d BLUE PLATE 3
BLOCK OF 4 (IJ/JK)
A very fine used block of 4 with good margins all
round. Cancelled by black Maltese crosses and rare so fine. JJ showing variety "double
J". Spec ES11.
SG Cat £6000.00 for a block of 4.
Order 13289: SOLD
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
VERY RARE FULL PANE OF 20 FROM THE FIRST MARGINAL
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 - £1250.00
1887 Jubilee SG197 1/2d Vermilion. Watermark Crown inverted.
A very fine used example with Watermark Inverted, neatly struck by a Windsor squared
circle cancellation. Although now priced by Gibbons, these are extremely rare. We have
seen no more than 3 or 4 in over 25 years and very rare so fine.
Order 12947 - SOLD
PRINTED ON THE GUMMED SIDE
SG197 1/2d Vermilion. A very lightly mounted on the back, mint example of this scarce
stamp, with inverted watermark, printed on the gummed side. Spec K27d. SG Cat £4000.00
Order 12948 -
£1950.00 SALE PRICE £1850.00
1887 Jubilee SG197 1/2d Vermilion. A very fine unmounted mint
block of 4 showing a plate cut under stamp 1 row 12. Small watermark cross in the corner
positions this piece from the SW corner of the 480 stamp post office mill sheet.
Order 12951 - SOLD
Jubilee SG197 1/2d Vermilion. A fine mint interpanneau block of 8 spanning 2 panes
of 120 stamps, unfolded in the central gutter. Watermark letter "E" visible in the left
margin, showing this piece was from the right half of the 480 stamp post office mill
sheet. 7 of the 8 he stamps are unmounted mint, one has a small bend. A scarce
Order 12952 -
1841 SG15aa 2d VIOLET BLUE PLATE
4 LAVENDER TINTED THICK PAPER & NO SPECTACLES VARIETY BG/BH
In this very distinctive "violet" shade, this lovely
looking pair, has margin just cut into below BH, just
clear NW corner of BG,
otherwise good to large margins above and to the right. It
is on thick lavender tinted paper with the pinkish line around the head,
been lightly cancelled in Liverpool. A rare item from the 1851 printing. The right
stamp, lettered BH shows the "no spectacle variety" from the early printing. Spec ES16n. SG
Cat £3600.00 as singles.
Order: 12784 - £595.00
SALE PRICE £495.00
1867 SG114 10d Deep Brown (PL) Plate 1. Watermark Spray.
A very fine unused stamp, lightly hinged with full gum.
One pulled perforation
along the bottom, but this is one of the nicest looking examples of this issue we have
had for many years and is priced accordingly.
Lovely shade and extremely fresh. SG
Order: 12794 - SOLD
1884 SG181 5s
CRIMSON WATERMARK ANCHOR SUPERB USED CDS STRIP OF 3 (CB/CD)
A superb used
strip of 3, each neatly cancelled by a Manchester Telegraphs CDS for May 24th 1889.
SG Cat £750.00 as singles.
Order: 12638 -
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
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
Order:12555 - £1750.00 SALE PRICE
JUBILEE SG204 3d PURPLE ON ORANGE PAPER MINT BLOCK OF 4 EX. HAROLD FISHER
A rare block of 4 from the famous Harold fisher collection, sold by Phillips in 1983
over 30 years ago for just under £1000.00. Extremely lightly mounted if at all, the
bottom right stamp has a small mark of adhesion, the others less. The top of the NE
is slightly "oily". On the "orange" paper, these are extremely rare in
and this one may possibly now be unique. Spec K32(3)
Order:12557 - SOLD
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 - £124.50
1857 C9(4) 1d VERY PALE ROSE PAIR IRISH MULLINGAR SPOON CANCEL SUPERB (SC/SD)
Watermark Large crown, Perf 14, Die II, Alphabet III, Yellowish to Cream paper. A
superb pair tied to small piece by a scarce Mullingar spoon. Very pretty.
Order: 12448 - £99.50
SG187 WATERMARK INVERTED UNUSED - VERY RARE
1884 1/2d Slate Blue.
Watermark Crown Inverted unused. Without gum, but a very rare stamp. We have never
2 other major GB dealers of 40 years each experience each tell me they
have only ever seen one used example which is in a private collection.
catalogued at £3000.00.
Order 11930 - £995.00 SALE