Welcome to Elstree Stamps

dealers of Great Britain stamps & covers for over 25 years

We specialize in material from Queen Victoria, 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 issues.

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About Elstree Stamps

Here at Elstree Stamps, we pride ourselves on handling the finest quality Great Britain, unusual and specialist philatelic material.

As specialists in Great Britain stamps we have handled many major rarities and continue to do so, and have supplied fine philatelic material for some major collections around the world.

All of our stock can be viewed in our eBay Shop

We hope you enjoy your visit.

Below, is a small selection of some interesting items we currently have in stock. To see more, click on "FULL STOCK" at the top of the page. If there is anything you are looking for, but can't see, please Email us directly.

1840 AS20 SG2 1d BLACK PLATE 3 VERY FINE LARGE MARGINAL RED MALTESE CROSS (TK) A very fine 4 large margin example from the bottom of the sheet with sheet margin. Lightly struck by a red Maltese cross. Spec AS20. SG Cat £500.00 +

1887 SG199 2d GREEN & SCARLET WATERMARK INVERTED RPS CERT DRURY LANE CDS RARE A fine used example in the now Scarlet shade SG199, was called vermilion back in 1985. This is difficult stamp in the Carmine shade SG199, but very rare in the the Scarlet shade. A copy of the Royal cert when it was part of a pair. Spec K30(1)a.

1881 SG172 KC34 1d LILAC DIE II CONTROL "J" NO RULE UNMOUNTED MINT/HINGED PAIR Watermark Crown 16 dot. The control stamp appears to be MNH but has a small corner bend. There are hinges around. Double perf variety. A difficult item and SG Cat £75 as a hinged single.

1911 SOMERSET HSE SG293 5d PURPLE & BLUE MINT/U/M INTERPANNEAU BLOCK OF 4 Dull Reddish Purple & Bright Blue. Top pair lightly hinged, the rest all U/M. A lovely fresh positional piece and a nice example of vertically shifted blue rule. M30(2)

1887 JUBILEE SG211 1s DULL GREEN U/M MINT MARGINAL PAIR SETTING 1 FULL ORNAMENT A superb unmounted mint - MNH - pair from the bottom of the sheet of 120. With full marginal ornament, only 2 of these appear on a sheet of 120 stamps, and was where the post office divided the sheets vertically. From the first marginasl setting - no rules in the margin. Spec K40(1) A rare exhibition item. SOLD

1876 SG156 8d ORANGE PLATE 1 WMK LARGE GARTER FINE UNUSED HINGED (FJ) CAT £1850 A very fine and fresh example, hinged/mounted, large part original gum. SG Cat £1850.00

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Ordering Stamps

All material on this web site is offered subject unsold and is priced in UK Sterling. E&OE.

If you wish to order any of the items you see listed, please purchase though eBay.

Please note – we do NOT take credit card payments over the phone for security reasons.


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PO Box 1208
WD23 9HP

Email: info@elstreestamps.com

Thinking of selling your collection?

We constantly need to buy quality and/or specialist Great Britain collections,
as well as better single stamps, covers or other philatelic material of Great Britain for cash.

For the right material we pay the best prices so please contact us with details.

Confidentiality is assured in all transactions.

Terms & Conditions

All material on this website is offered subject unsold and is priced in UK Sterling. E&OE

Postage & Packing

  • UK Free of Charge First Class Post (Certificate of Posting) for item up to £50.00
  • UK £7.00 Special Delivery (strongly advised for items over £50.00 & fully insured to value of contents)
  • Orders over £200.00 will be posted fully insured free of charge if bought directly from us.
  • International £2.50 Air Mail (at your own risk) and only for items up to £30 in value.Value of item over £30 from £9.50 Tracked (insured to value of contents) upto a value of £500 max. Items of a greater value can not be posted overseas.
  • Larger lots and Albums posted at cost

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Catalogue Value

SG CAT if quoted on an item is taken from Stanley Gibbons Great Britain 2018 edition and is for reference purposes only.
It is not intended to imply the item’s current retail value.

Money back guarantee

A full refund less postal charges is guaranteed, provided the item is received back in the same condition as originally supplied and within 14 days.

Certificates of Authenticity

A number of our stock items are sold with certificates. Provided we are informed by the client at the time of purchase, that the item is to be submitted for certification, and in the unlikely event that the item does not obtain a certificate of authenticity, excepting comments re condition, we will refund not only the full purchase price of the item including postage, but also full certification costs.

Privacy Policy

On the purchase of items, either from eBay or directly, we add to our database your name, address, telephone number and email address. We will not ask for, nor collect, any information that is not relevant in order to fulfill our obligations to you as a customer.

We will keep the relevant information for as long as you are an active customer and for a certain time afterwards, according to legal requirements. We will not share your information with other parties, unless required to fulfill our obligations to you (this might include shipping services). Whenever you, as our customer, purchase an item, we assume that you accept the use of whatever personal information is necessary to provide that service to you. At any time, you may request full information about your personal data that is stored by us.

You also have a legal right to have your personal data corrected or deleted, unless we are otherwise legally required. At any time, you may instruct us not to contact you or send marketing material to you by email or telephone.

We reserve the right to change the privacy policy at any time (naturally while following the relevant laws and guidelines). The current version will always be available here at our website.