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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
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 -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 - £1195.00
1902 DE LA RUE SG266 £1 DULL
BLUE GREEN VERY FINE LONDON HOODED OVAL STRIP OF 3
looking vertical strip of 3, each struck twice by a London Hooded oval cancellation for
March 3rd 1904.
There is some small damage to the top left corner but find a nicer
one! A lovely exhibition item. SG Cat £2475.00 as singles.
Order: 14890 -
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
lovely range of 1d Blacks on cover recently added , click on any of the images below:
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
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
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 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
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 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
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.
Order: 13692 - SOLD
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: SOLD
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.
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: SOLD
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 - SOLD
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: SOLD
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
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