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1887 JUBILEE ISSUE
Extensive stock always
 available of shades,
varieties, multiples and
marginal settings
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 PHILATELIC LITERATURE 

 

JUNE 2018

Welcome to our website here at Elstree Stamps. We have been GB dealers for over 20 years, and specialize in material from Queen Victoria. From Postal History, Line Engraved issues including the 1840 1d Black, 1840 2d Blue, 1841 1d Red, and 1841 2d Blue, to Embossed and Surface printed stamps, with a special interest and stock in the 1887 Jubilee issue.
We also keep in stock a selection of material from 1900, and can source many of the more popular later issues, high values, definitive sets etc. if required at competitive prices.

Do please ask for scans of the backs of any items of interest.
 

 

                          

 




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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.
Order: 14407 - 1095.00



         

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. 
Spec 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 multiples,
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.
 USED 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 Cat 4250.00  
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 sheet.    
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 Cat 950.00   
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. 
Order: 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

       




For a selection of George V shades, click on items above:




1841 1d RED BROWN - BLACK PLATE 8 STATE 3 RED MALTESE CROSS (TH)
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.
We are 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 sheet.
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 of 6,
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, 
as they often do, comments - surface dirt? Plus Wenvoe cert which states no faults. A very scarce 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. 
Ludlow receiving on the reverse for April 25th 1854. A rare cancellation on an imperforated red.
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



 
1852 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




"WATERMARK INVERTED"
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. SOLD

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 collection.





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 (QH)
A very fine used 4 large margin example, cancelled by a large part bright red Maltese cross. Very fresh. Spec AS20.
Order: 13803 -SOLD


 

1840 SG2 1d BLACK PLATE 3 VERY FINE USED RED MALTESE CROSS (QI)
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 CROSS (FD)
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 AS23.
Order: 13807 - 165.00


 

1840 SG1 1d INTENSE BLACK PLATE 4 FINE USED RED MALTESE CROSS (SF)
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 - 225.00


 
   


   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

 
   


 1887 SG197 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 - 795.00


 

 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

 
   


 1887 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.
The missing part showing on the reverse gum side. A rare item.
Order: 13691: 395.00

 
   


1887 SG197 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

 
   

SG197 1887 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  - 1450.00
 
   

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
Order: 13635 - 795.00

 

 
1855 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 (CB) 

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" cancellation. 
A tad off centre, SE corner perf weak. SG Cat 375.00 +
Order: 13569 - 175.00




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.
The 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 CERT (DH) 

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


 

     
     

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