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

 

Welcome to our website here at Elstree Stamps. We have been dealers of Great Britain stamps and covers for over 25 years,

and 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.

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.

 

                          

 

 



  COVID 19 CORONA VIRUS. WE HOPE ARE ALL KEEPING WELL. IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE THE UK,
THERE MAY LIKELY BE A DELAY IN DELIVERY, SO PLEASE BE PATIENT. THERE MAY ALSO BE A SHORT DELAY IN
POSTING SIGNED FOR AND SPECIALS IN THE UK DUE REDUCED OPENING HOURS AT OUR LOCAL POST OFFICE.

 

         

For an interesting selection of 1841/52 1d Red Brown imperfs,

For plates, cancellations, varieties, shades etc. click on any items above.

Hundreds more to list, so keep watching!





1940 PENNY POSTAGE CENTENARY

We have recently acquired a lovely display collection of philatelic material from the 1940 Penny Postage Centenary issue
of exhibition items, most neatly written up as part of a display. Rarely seen so fine, some rare usages of items included.
Click on item above to see more.







NEW ZEALAND 5 FISCAL MINT

For a nice collection of New Zealand, including on album pages in our 99p start auction, click on item above.






 1887 JUBILEE SG199 2d GREEN & VERMILION FIRST SETTING VERY RARE BLOCK OF 4 CERT    
From the 1st marginal setting without rules, so from the original early 1887 printing, this is the true "vermilion" shade,
as seen in the "specimen" stamps sent to the post offices in 1886.  There was a later printing with marginal rules from the 3rd setting,
but the lines in the duty plate in this printing are much finer.  In over 25 years of collecting Jubilees, I have never seen a multiple from this setting. 
The top pair are lightly hinged, the lower pair unhinged, although the smallest mark of  adhesion is noticed is on the very edge of the SE stamp.
RPS cert from 1948 as SG199. (Note Gibbons changed the shade name from "vermilion to scarlet" in their listing some years ago now.  SG Cat 2000.00 + as singles.



      

   

   

   


 For a lovely new collection of Mulready's and caricatures, 1d Blacks on cover,
Black plate Reds on cover, and 2d Blues on cover, click on any of the items above.




 
BELOW, IS JUST A SMALL SELECTION OF OUR STOCK, INCLUDING ITEMS RECENTLY SOLD

TO GIVE YOU A FLAVOUR OF THE MATERIAL WE SELL.


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 1840 1d MULREADY FRONT PLUS RARE SUNDAY MAY 10th DONCASTER SOUTHAMPTON CAT 16K   
Front plus flap, cancelled by a Red Maltese cross by a Doncaster town strike for Sunday May 10th 1840 to Southampton.
A rare item, and priced accordingly at 3% CAT! Spec ME1.
Find another one! SG Cat 16,000 475.00 SOLD

From a nice selection of May date Mulready's we are currently listing.






          

          

For a lovely new collection of 1841 2d Blues - being added to daily for all pockets - click on any of the above.





1840 SG2 1d BLACK PLATE 2 SUPERB USED ENORMOUS MARGINS RED MALTESE CROSS (KB)
They don't come much larger than this, 4 enormous margins, with part of 4 next around.
Lovely light red Maltese cross, fine 7 & 10 o'clock ray flaws in NE star. Spec AS15. 495.00 SOLD




1840 SG1 1d INTENSE BLACK PLATE 7 SPOONER NO.6 PART FRONT USED RED MALTESE (QE)
Part front only, with a 1d black which "appears" to be tied by a Red Maltese cross. Scarce use of a 1d Black and unusual. 
As a guide to rarity, a Mulready used with a 1d Black cats at 15,000 
395.00

FOR THIS ITEM AND MORE 1d BLACKS ON COVER - CLICK HERE OR ON THE ITEM ABOVE






1841 SG9 1d PALE RED BROWN PLATE 112 UNUSED UNMOUNTED MINT STRIP OF 3 (RA/RC)
Good to large margins all round, very large part gum on the back, appears never to have been hinged. 
No sign of hinges, some light cracking as usual - this gum is 180 years old! The white line in front of the neck on RB may be a scrape.
A lovely exhibition quality item.  SG Cat 2000.00 as singles. 
495.00






1841 SG8 1d RED BROWN PLATE 85 STRIP OF 6 WOODBRIDGE SUFFOLK 907 CANCELS (DG/DL)
Margins just cut into on the ends, the lightest of horizontal bend, most noticeable through DG/DI.
No thins or pinholes. A very fresh item. 
SOLD





1852 ALPH 2 SG8 1d RED BROWN PLATE 151 STRIP OF 8 LONDON INLAND CANCELS (PE/PL)
Margin just cut into NW on PG other wise good to large margins all round. Tiny part inscription in side margin.
 It has 2 vertical bends, the one down PG/PH is split at the bottom and secured with a hinged.
Tint tear in top margin PJ. No thins or pinholes. With faults but a  rare item in such a size. 
SOLD






 1840 SG7 1d RED BROWN - BLACK PLATE 11  RE-ENTRY IRISH COVER RATHANGAN VERY FINE (SA)
Place bottom left contrary to regulations, this 4 margin example - just about clear left side - is neatly  tied by a Maltese cross to entire.
Posted in Ashford on September 3rd,  via Dublin on the 4th, and received in Rathangan on the 5th. 
The stamp showing signs of re-entry. A lovely exhibition item.  SG Cat 350.00 on cover ++ 
225.00 SOLD




1841 SG8 1d RED BROWN PLATE 22 BROWN REDDISH MALTESE CROSS VERY FINE CERT (AC)
A very fine used 4 margin example, cancelled by a Reddish looking Maltese Cross with Jackson certificate
which in his opinion is probably brown. Brown crosses are listed on 1d Blacks but are well know on 1d Reds but still as yet officially unlisted. 
A lovely looking stamp and great addition to a coloured Maltese Cross collection.  SOLD





1887 JUBILEE SG199 2d GREEN & VERMILION 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. Spec K30(1)a.  SG200 Cats at 13.00 used and 500.00 with inverted watermark. 20 x the used price. 
 SG199 Cats at 260.00 used - using the same ratio would Cat around 10,000 !!!!  995.00





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.  995.00

       

1864/1879 SG43/44 1d RED PLATES MINT HINGED SELECTION
If you are trying to assemble a full set of mint 1d red plates, we have just purchased a lovely collection which we are now listing
on eBay as a "multiple listing". They nearly all have quite a heavy hinge as usual across the top but are priced accordingly, but all are nice fresh examples.
We are also offering further discount if you buy more that one at a time.
Click on any of the images above to take you straight there. 


   

A lovely collection of postal history and covers are being listed, including some interesting material from Ireland.




1887 SG211 1s DULL GREEN 1st & 2nd SETTING DIVISIONAL ORNAMENT MATCHED PAIRS VERY RARE
Both from the bottom row, stamps 6 & 7 of the post office sheet of 120 stamps.
On the left from the 1st setting without marginal rules, on the right from the 2nd setting with a green rule in the margin.
Both unfolded through the divisional ornament, which is rare in itself.
Both items are totally unmounted mint. On the left is the Dull Green shade - K40(1) on the right the paler Grey Green shade K40(2).
A exceptionally rare exhibition quality item, and I would suggest almost impossible to assemble as such today, especially so fine.
1950.00 SOLD


         

Getting bored or having trouble of filling those spaces in your Windsor album? Well here is an idea for a new area to collect - GB stamps used abroad.
From the mid 19th century, before Commonwealth countries had their own stamps printed with their countries name on them, stamps of Great Britain printed here in England were sent to the "colonies" to be used for postage, and each country had it's own hand stamps. Eg A25 for Malta, A26 for Gibraltar.
Click on any of the examples above to see more from this nice collection we are selling.




 

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.
 995.00


 
  
 

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! 
SOLD




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. 
495.00 SOLD

This item is from a collection of George V controls we are currently listing.






 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
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. 
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.
SOLD





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.
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.
- 145.00

 
   
 
 

  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.
495.00
 


 
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.
 225.00

 

     
     

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