Stamps and Postal History of Great Britain

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Stamps and Postal History of Great Britain

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Wednesday 15th September 2021 - 10:00am  

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Great Britain1840 MulreadyMay Dates6 May, 1d. A25 lettersheet to Carlisle, with red Maltese Cross cancellation and clear 'liverpool/my - 6/1840' d.s. on reverse; some light soiling and creasing in places. A rare first official day of usage. Specialised ME1, £18,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyMay Dates6 May, 1d. A147 lettersheet from London to Coleraine, Ireland, red Maltese Cross on face and London "B/my-6/1840" dispatch and "coleraine/my 8/1840" arrival d.s. on reverse, a few peripheral faults. A rare first official day of usage, particularly so sent to Ireland with only three known. Specialised ME1, £18,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyMay Dates9 May, 1d. lettersheet, stereo removed, from Hampstead to Charterhouse Square, very fine and crisp strike of red Maltese Cross and "t.p./ hampstead.no" handstamp in black on face, May 9 octagonal handstamp in red on reverse; superb and rare so fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 MulreadyMay Dates10 May, 1d. A19 lettersheet from Dorking to Bracknell cancelled by fine part red Maltese Cross with 'dorking/my/1840' double-arc datestamp in blue and 'h/11my11/1840' transit stamp in red on reverse. Some weakness along folds, sympathetically cleaned and pressed, otherwise fine and scarce, being the first official Sunday of use. B.P.A. Certificate (2010). S.G. ME1(f), £10,000+. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyMay Dates10 May, 1d. A54 lettersheet, used on the first Sunday of official usage from Lymington to Ramsgate, very fine red Maltese Cross to face, 'lymington/my 10/1840' c.d.s. in black and arrival marking in red to reverse; central filing fold, otherwise exceptional quality and a very rare usage. Specialised ME1, £10,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyMay Dates10 May, 1d. lettersheet, stereo removed, used on the first Sunday of official usage, red Maltese Cross cancellation and with various embelishments to the illustrations in black ink, most of which appear to be contemporary (see enclosed Certificate and explanatory letter from the R.P.S. 1996); paper a little damaged and weakened in places, nevertheless a rare Sunday usage combined with fascinating and humorous additional illustrations. Specialised ME1, £10,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions f...

Great Britain1840 MulreadyMay Dates11 May, A68 lettersheet to Poplar, fine red Maltese Cross cancellation with black "Charing Cross" alongside, bizarrely endorsed on the reverse "It is the fault of the Post Office that I am obliged to seal this letter upside down"; some strengthened splits along the folds and seal missing from the reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyMay Dates16 May, A5 1d. lettersheet to Sheffield with fine red Maltese Cross; also A9 addressed though unposted, Stereo obscured, dated 18 July 1840 to Cheltenham with good red Maltese Cross, and 1d. envelopes (3), one unused, the others with 17 and 29 May dates and red Maltese Cross cancellations; mixed conditionSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyMay Dates18 May, A154 1d. envelope from Highgate to Russell Square, beautifully hand-coloured and with red Maltese Cross and 't.p./ highgate' handstamps on face and 'pd/my 18/ 1840' octagonal datestamp in red on reverse; a few peripheral creases and other minor faults, though highly attractive and a very early hand-coloured Mulready. Brandon Certificate (2018). Photoprovenance:Gaetano Vullo, Harmer's, 2003Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyMay Dates19 May, A10 1d. lettersheet from Cork to London, struck with Maltese Cross in brown, backstamped cork/my 19/1840'; address obliterated and a few peripheral faults. Specialised ME1vi, £15,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyMay Dates22 May, A173 1d. envelope from Cornhill to Lincoln's Inn Fields, very fine and crisp red Maltese Cross and additionally struck with 'tp/ cornhill' handstamp in red, 'pd/ my 22/ 1840' on rear side flap; top flap torn and repaired, otherwise a good example. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyMay Dates24 May (third Sunday), A68 1d. lettersheet to Acton, central and upright red Maltese Cross cancellation in an orange-red shade and with red Warrington c.d.s. on reverse; some small splits along the folds, otherwise fine. A rare Sunday date. Specialised £1,200. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyMay Dates25 May, A69 1d. lettersheet from Manchester to Salop additionally franked with 1840 1d. black, Plate II tied by single strike of red Maltese Cross, backstamped 'manchester/my 25/1840' in red; some soiling and minor peripheral faults, nevertheless a very rare early usage. Brandon (2004) and B.P.A. (2020) Certificates. Specialised ME1, £15,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyMay Dates29 May, A66 1d. lettersheet from Aberdeen to London struck with Ruby Maltese Cross and with Paid tombstone marking in red alongside, "aberdeen/may 29/1840" boxed handstamp in black and arrival in red on reverse. Specialised ME1vf, £4,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny LettersheetsA7, dated 12 Oct. 1840, from Banbridge via Belfast and Edinburgh to Blair Athol, additionally franked with 1d. black Plate II tied by red Maltese Cross and with a further central strike alongside; slightly truncated and a few other small imperfections though very rare and attractive. Brandon Certificate (2008). Specialised £15,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny LettersheetsA19 and A50, both 'used', the former additionally franked with 1d. red and the latter with 1d. black, both with Lord Holland forged Maltese Cross cancellations and other with forged postal markings; an interesting duo for the Mulready specialistSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny LettersheetsA22, dated 11 July 1840 to the Isle of Man, central red Maltese Cross cancellation and Charing Cross Maltese Cross datestamp on the reverse; light vertical filing fold, otherwise very fine and a rare destination. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny LettersheetsA27, dated 27 June 1845 to Tetbury, with printed "Bristol Stamp Office" receipt on the interior, central "134" barred oval cancellation of Bristol, dated markings on the reverse; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny LettersheetsA44, dated 21 Jan. 1842, from Collumpton to Exeter, cancelled contrary to regulations with 'collumpton' double-arc datestamp in black, Exeter arrival on reverse; a little soiled and a central vertical filing fold. Very unusual and rare. Specialised ME1yb, £9,500. PhotoThis Mulready is illustrated in "The Maltese Cross" by Rockoff and Jackson, and is one of just two examples of this datestamp used as a cancellation recorded by the authorsSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny LettersheetsA57 with blue Scottish Provident Institution advertisement (Specialised MA136), crisp black Maltese Cross cancellation and Feb. 22 1841 datestamp on the reverse; address erased, otherwise fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny LettersheetsA63 dated 1840 (27 Nov.) to Market Harborough with printed pictorial advert, the Report of the Directors of the Clerical, Medical, and General Life Assurance Society, cancelled by red Maltese Cross; some wear though the advert remaining fine. S.G. ME1 (MA106). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny LettersheetsA229, dated 30 July, from Dover to London, beautifully and deftly hand-coloured and with bright red Maltese Cross applied contrary to regulations at upper right, backstamped Dover (30.7) and London arrival (31.7); a striking and highly colourful early hand-painted Mulready, superb. Brandon Certificate (2018). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny LettersheetsA240, dated 27 May 1842, endorsed "O.H.M.S." from the Stamp Office, Canterbury to the Kings Arms Library, Dover, acknowledging a cheque for £130 ("To Stamps £85/Postage £45/£130"), black Maltese Cross cancellation; small closed tear at top, otherwise fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny LettersheetsStereo Obscured, dated 1 June 1840, from Abergavenny to Newport, three red Maltese Cross cancellations, originally misfolded with "Postage One Penny" on the reverse; small part of flap replaced. Spectacular and extremely rare. Photo.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny LettersheetsStereo Obscured, dated 19 July 1843 to Ampleforth, clear and upright number "6" in Maltese Cross cancellation, dated markings on reverse; creased, a little soiled and the message crossed through. Specialised £2,250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny EnvelopesA138, dated 17 July 1840, to Bristol, superb upright red Maltese Cross cancellation, Taunton c.d.s. on the front, straight-line "too late" on the reverse; seal removed and the hole neatly filled in, otherwise fine and uncreased. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny EnvelopesA139, dated 12 Aug. 1840, endorsed 'Private' at upper left and addressed to M. B. Peacock, solicitor to the General Post Office, written in the hand of Sir Rowland Hill and signed by him 'R. Hill' at lower left; some light wear and creasing at top, otherwise in fine condition and an incredibly rare Mulready with only three recorded bearing Sir Rowland Hill's signature, one in the Royal Philatelic Collection and two in private hands, this being undoubtedly the finest. K.A. Louis BPP Certificate (2016). PhotoNote: At the time Hill wrote this letter t...

(x) Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny EnvelopesA143, dated 15th July 1840, from London to Chard with a fine strike of red London Maltese Cross with solid centre, red wax seal on reverse; fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny EnvelopesA145, dated 24 June 1840, from Dublin and struck with clear strike of the rare orange Maltese Cross, generally fine appearance. Brandon Certificate (2008). Specialised ME2vh, £2,200. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny EnvelopesA147, with two strikes of the Spilsby Maltese Cross and with undated Spilsby undated circle on reverse; soiled and with light vertical crease. Rare. An important new discovery. PhotoNote: The only recorded example of the Spilsby Maltese Cross on a Mulready, all recorded examples by Rockoff and Jackson are on 1d. blacks, 1d. reds and 1d. pink envelopesSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny EnvelopesA149, dated 6 Sept. 1840, from Newport, Salop to York, struck with a very fine vivid orange-vermilion Maltese Cross and with 'newport-salop' circular datestamp at lower left; a very fresh and fine example of this distinctive shade. Specialised ME2vh, £2,200. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny EnvelopesA150 and 2d. blue a197 envelope, both unused; some minor staining and creasing in places, otherwise fine. S.G. ME2 and ME4, £800Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny EnvelopesA175, unused and unfolded; immaculate. Concise £350Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny EnvelopesA186 (unallocated) dated 27th September, from Andover to Basingstoke, bright red Maltese Cross, a fine example. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny LettersheetsA5, also 2d. letter sheet a94, both unused, some light creases or wrinkles, fine. Concise £775Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyTwo Pence Envelopesa197, dated 26 Sept. 1847, from Dublin to Kilkenny, "198" numeral cancellation with "castle st" below, blue c.d.s. on reverse; folded slightly out of shape, otherwise a fine and rare internal Irish usage. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyTwo Pence Envelopesa200, unused, fine. Concise £450Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IIAF, very close though clear at right, large margins other sides, tied by red Maltese Cross cancellation on entire letter to Hull dated 10 July 1840, re-directed on arrival to Cave and with red Hull "1d" handstamp alongside; clean and uncreased. A rare redirected letter with a UPP handstamp. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IIBH, watermark inverted, good to large margins; fresh and good appearance, small part gum. Specialised AS13I, £35,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IIJD, uncancelled on 1840 (15 May) entire letter addressed to a Mr. King in Bath, the cover bearing no postal markings whatsoever; the letter insert from a Mr. George King to Francis Baring, Chancellor of the Exchequer, responsible for the Treasury Competition and later created Lord Northbrook (accompanying the entire letter which he had previously received) draws to Mr. Baring's attention the fact that he had received the letter with the adhesive un-cancelled and with no other postal markings. This letter was sent to the Chancellor very soon after the...

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IIJG, tied to 1840 (19 Oct.) turned entire to Port Glasgow, re-addressed to Glasgow (21 Oct.) and charged "1", re-folded and re-used to Inverary, bearing GL, both adhesives tied by red Maltese Cross, folded out for display; fine and a very rare twice used re-directed cover. Brandon Certificate (2020). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IIKC, clear to good margins and cancelled by the distinctive Plymouth Maltese Cross in black; very scarce so fine. B.P.A. Certificate (2011). Specialised A1ui, £2,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IILL and Plate VIII PI, tied to separate entires to Robert Brown Esq., Hamilton, the former dated 29 March 1841 cancelled by very clear red Maltese Cross and the latter bearing dated 7 Sept. 1840 tied by black Maltese Cross, both covers show fine boxed "paid/ 1d. extra" handstamp in red; a wonderful pair of very fine quality. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IIML, large to very large margins on three sides, close though clear at lower left, tied by a crisp and upright red Maltese Cross on entire to Stirling dated July 1840, the right-hand flap showing a detailed "Ghost" offset of another stamp. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IINC, unused with part gum, good to large margins; thinned and with pin-holeSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IIRC, clear to good margins, crisp impression; unused and regummed. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IIIAL, grey-black, unused and regummed, good to large margins, a sound example. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IIIEB with small to large margins and tied by two strikes of brownish red Maltese Cross on 1840 (11 Sept.) envelope to Reading with Henley-on-Thames despatch c.d.s.; the envelope turned and re-used back to Henley on Thames bearing Plate VI, HH with small to large margins, well tied by a dark red Maltese Cross and with the despatch c.d.s. on the reverse. The envelope soiled and requires professional strengthening along the fold lines, nevertheless a fine and desirable turned cover and unusual to find two good stamps on these envelopesSubject to 20% VAT on...

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IIIEI, good to large margins, showing a portion of the adjoining stamp at left, struck with clear "dorchester" small-type Town cancellation in black; small fold at top of no importance for such a huge rarity. Specialised AS20xa, £15,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IIIJI, with good to large margins all round neatly tied by Cambridge Maltese Cross in red to 1841 (4 Jan.) locally address entire letter. Filing fold well clear of the stamp and generally very fine.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IIIKI, deep impression and good even margins, struck with an undated Town cancellation in black used in combination with a clear red Maltese Cross, very fine and rare. M. Jackson Certificate (2017). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IIIKL, large margins, tied to piece by complete 'Attercliffe/ Penny Post' and Maltese Cross, both in a brownish red shade; fine and rare. Specialised A1ya, £2,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IIIMG small to large margins all round, tied by red Maltese Cross cancellation on entire letter, endorsed "Afternoon Mail", dated 15 Sept. 1840 to Preston, on reverse Lancaster c.d.s.; two closed spike holes and no right flap, otherwise fine. A rare endorsement on a Penny Black cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IIIQL, very crisp impression and large margins, neatly cancelled by a very fine strike of the distinctive Settle Maltese Cross in red on 1840 (9 Aug.) local entire; superb and rare. Brandon Certificate (2003). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IIISI with large margins all round, tied by black Maltese Cross, with another strike alongside, on entire letter to Louth dated 23 April 1841, on reverse Spilsby c.d.s.; filing fold at foot well clear of the adhesive. Fine, rare and spectacular. B.P.A. (1995) and Eichele (2011) Certificates. PhotoNote: Not recorded by Rockoff and JacksonSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IVAE, intense black, unused and regummed, just cut-into at upper frame line, good margins elsewhereSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IVGB, good to large margins and deep impression, neatly cancelled by almost complete Maltese Cross in a bright red shade; very fine, exceptional quality. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IVJI, clear margins, a little soiled and toned in places; regummed. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IVJK good margins all round, practically complete and upright red Maltese Cross cancellation; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IVMG, tied on 1841 (10 Apr.) O.H.M.S. entire from Glasgow to Dunblane, re-directed to Inverary and 1d. red-brown, "Black" Plate IX, QD added to pay for the re-direction, both adhesives struck with black Maltese Cross cancellations, transit and arrival markings on reverse; some soiling and filing folds, nevertheless a very scarce combination cover. Brandon Certificate (1999). Photoprovenance: Pickering, Gold Medal collectionSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IVRL, sheet margin at right and large margins on other sides, crisp impression perfectly cancelled by complete deep-red Maltese Cross; very fine, a superb stamp in all respects. R.P.S. Certificate (2004). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IVRL, full sheet margin at right and large margins on other sides, struck with very light strike of orange-red Maltese Cross; superb and rare in such fine quality. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IVSE, in an intense shade, large margins, tied on piece by a very fine strike of the red Maltese Cross and black oval "missent/to/gloucester", framed "No.2" in black alongside. Very fine and extremely attractive. Exhibition quality. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IVTD, deep impression and large even margins, perfectly struck with a complete Maltese Cross in bright red; wonderfully rich colours and of overall exceptional quality. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IXEL, good to large margins and full sheet margin at right with small part inscription, cancelled by very neat strike of Maltese Cross in red; a superb stamp, marginal examples being very rare from this plate. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IXFI previously used with red Maltese Cross cancellation and re-applied on 1842 (14 Nov.) entire from Sheffield to Nottingham, the letter not accepted, subsequently defaced by a Post Office official and with manuscript 'Old Stamp' applied alongside "2" charge, both in black ink; a few faults though a very rare attempted postal fraud cover. Brandon Certificate (2007). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IXOK with good to large margins all round, a little roughly separated at left; small part original gum with a few small imperfections. Scarce. S.G. AS57, £20,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IXQA, fine and fresh mint with a crisp impression, good to large margins and large part original gum. A difficult plate to find in this superb mint condition. R.P.S. (1946) and Brandon (2017) Certificates. Specialised £20,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IXA group of forgeries in various multiples (6) all 'used' on pieces, comprising a single example, a re-joined pair, strips of three (2), a block of four and a strip of six; a fascinating group for the specialistFSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaAA, intense black shade, good to enormous margins, tied by complete and almost upright bright red Maltese Cross to entire letter dated 19 May 1840; very fine and fresh, and a superb and rare 'May Date' cover. Brandon Certificate (2005). Specialised AS1th, £2,500+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaAE, grey-black, large margins, cancelled by light red Maltese Cross; a very fine and fresh example. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaAK, good even margins and struck with crisp, almost complete strike of dark red Maltese Cross; very fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaBA, slightly worn impression with large to very large margins all round, tied by a crisp and upright red Maltese Cross in a vermilion shade, on entire to Norwich, dated June 16 1840, Holt and Norwich datestamps on reverse, clean and uncreased, fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaBF, close to good margins, just tied by red Maltese Cross on entire letter, dated 7 May 1840, the second official day of issue; very fresh, well-preserved and exceptionally rare in such fine quality. Rapp Basel Certificate (2004). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaBG-CG, vertical pair, large even margins and cancelled by two clear strikes of the red Maltese Cross; very fine. Used vertical multiples are rare. R.P.S. Certificate (2005).PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaCH, variety watermark inverted, four good margins, struck with a superb black Maltese Cross; very fine and rare. Specialised AS1g, £4,000. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaDJ, clear to good margins, just tied on 1840 (17 Dec. ?) entire from Cheltenham to London by the distinctive Cheltenham pink Maltese Cross, Cheltenham double-arc datestamp and London arrival marking to reverse; fine and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaEC very worn impression, good to very large margins all round, tied by a crisp red Maltese Cross cancellation on entire to Nottingham with Spalding undated circle alongside; clean and uncreased. Most attractive and wonderful exhibition quality. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaGF, slightly worn impression, good even margins and struck with black Maltese Cross; a fine example. Specialised AS2f. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaHB-IB vertical pair, very worn plate with HB showing major re-entry, large even margins and both cancelled by light red Maltese Crosses; a fine and rare multiple. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaHF, good to large margins and struck with superb virtually complete red Maltese Cross; a very fine example. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaHH, good to large margins, tied on piece by red Maltese Cross; small nick at lower left corner not affecting the fine appearance. An attractive example. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaHL, variety watermark inverted, large even margins and fine deep impression, cancelled by almost complete crisp strike of Maltese Cross in a dark red shade; an exceptional stamp in all respects, probably the finest example extant. B.P.A. Certificate (1951). Specialised AS1g. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaIA, generally good to very large margins, a little close at upper right, placed contrary to regulations at lower left on entire dated 24 May 1840, tied by crisp orange-red Maltese Cross, used on the third Sunday of official issue; scarce early usage, particularly rare in such fine condition. Specialised AS1ti. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaIF, crisp impression and clear to good margins, struck with a most superb complete and upright bright red Maltese Cross; a handsome example. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaIL, worn impression, large margins and tied on entire letter to Sandwich by a crisp red Maltese Cross cancellation, on reverse Rochester c.d.s. of 10 Nov. 1840; a glorious cover of exhibition quality. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaJI with good to large margins all round, tied by red Maltese Cross on entire letter, dated 29 May 1840, to Matlock, Maltese Cross datestamp and superb red wax "Prepay /Your Letter" seal depicting a sealed letter on the reverse; creases well clear of the adhesive, some splits along the folds. A rare May date. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaJK, good to large margins, cancelled by an almost complete and virtually upright strike of the rare magenta Maltese Cross; rare so fine. B.P.A. Certificate (1991) when this was tied to a small piece, subsequently removed. Specialised A1vd, £2,250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaLC, grey-black impression, large margins and virtually complete crisp red Maltese Cross; very fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaMC-MD, horizontal pair with large even margins, very fresh and crisp early impressions and neatly cancelled by almost complete dark red Maltese Crosses, a superbly attractive and fine multiple. Signed Calves and with Brandon Certificate (2004). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaNC-ND, horizontal pair with large even margins, crisp impression cancelled by two very clear strikes of the red Maltese Cross; very fine and of exceptional quality. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaPA, a matched group (7) showing the progressive wear of the plate and regeneration of Plate Ib; comprising Ia with three differing impressions all with red Maltese Crosses and Ib (3) showing non-coincident re-entry and re-cut and enlarged check letters; also a Plate Ic printing in red with part sheet margin at left; a fine group. Photoprovenance:"Cawardine", Spink, 2001Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaPI, grey-black shade, good to large margins, unused and regummed; fresh appearance. S.G. 3Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaPL-SL, vertical strip of four, crisp impression, good to large margins and neatly cancelled by four fine strikes of the Maltese Cross in a deep red shade; a very fine and hugely rare multiple with only one other used strip of four recorded. Exceptional quality. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaQD, grey-black very worn impression, large margins, cancelled with red Maltese Cross; fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaQL, very worn grey-black impression, good to large margins with small portion of adjoining adhesive visible at top, struck with a complete and upright dark red Maltese Cross; superb. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaRC, early impression, good to large margins, tied on large piece by superb Manchester (Type I) red Maltese Cross and with Manchester double-arc datestamp at upper left; fine and attractive. Photoprovenance:"Cawardine", Spink, 2001Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaRH, good to large margins and struck with superb strike of brown Maltese Cross; a lovely example. Specialised AS2vi, £3,000. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaRL with no ray flaw, worn impression with good margins on three sides, just touching the frame-line at left, cancelled by smudged Maltese Cross in red, and Plate Ib, JB, good to large margins cancelled by red Maltese CrossSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaSE in a deep shade on bleuté paper, large to very large margins all round and with a light and neat, central strike of pale red Maltese Cross. An attractive and appealing stamp. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaTC, Plate Ib OL, Plate II PG, Plate III KG, Plate IV TD, Plate V DI, Plate VI HF, Plate VII LJ, Plate VIII LI, Plate IX LE, Plate X DL and Plate XI DK, all with four margins and cancelled in black, the Plate XI with small corner repairs though a most appealing "set" with many fine to superb. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaTF, matched Plates Ia and Ib both with good to large margins and red Maltese Cross cancellations and also in red, large margins, struck with black Maltese Cross; a fine and attractive matched trio. Photoprovenance:"Cawardine", Spink, 2001Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaTG, grey-black shade demonstrating major plate wear, part of sheet margin at foot and good margins on other sides, neatly cancelled by complete and almost upright red Maltese Cross; an exceptionally fine example. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaTG, Plates Ia and Ib, both with even margins, the former cancelled by red Maltese Cross and the latter with black, and also printing in red from Plate Ic with fine black Maltese Cross cancellation. A fine group. Photoprovenance:"Cawardine", Spink, 2001Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaTJ, large even margins, tied by red Maltese Cross on small envelope with 'bond st.' straight line handstamp alongside, used on the third official day of usage and very rare thus; fine and fresh appearance. Specialised AS2tc, £5,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaTL showing moderate plate wear, generally good to large margins, a little close at upper left, large part original gum, fine and fresh appearance; a very rare plate in mint condition. R.P.S. Certificate (1944). Specialised AS2, £18,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IaTL, intense black shade, a lower right corner example with part inscription visible at foot, tied on entire dated 24 May 1840 by complete and almost upright bright red Maltese Cross and used on the third Sunday of official usage, 'may/24 m/1840' c.d.s. in red on reverse; a very fine and rare cover. R.P.S. Certificate (1977). Specialised AS1ti, £6,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IbAG, enormous margins and showing traces of two adjoining stamps, red Maltese Cross cancellation, very fine. Also Plate IV BF showing traces to large parts of three adjoining stamps and Plate V SA with part sheet margin at left and good margins on other sides, the last two with faults or repairs though of spectacular appearance. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IbFD, fine and crisp impression and good to large margins, tied on 1840 (28 Sept.) entire from Guernsey to Liverpool by a wonderfully ebullient and complete strike of the distinctive Guernsey red Maltese Cross cancellation, Guernsey double-arc datestamp and London transit marks on reverse; an exceptionally fine and fresh cover. M. Jackson Certificate (2017). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IbIB (non-coincident re-entry), good to huge margins, tied by upright red Maltese Cross cancellation to entire letter to Sheffield and with Bradford c.d.s. of 18 June 1840 on the reverse; clean and uncreased, fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IbIE, with good to large margins on three sides and cut tight to design on left, large part original gum, scarce. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IbIL, re-entry showing recut and enlarged letters, enormous margins with parts of the adjoining stamps at left and top; struck with a virtually complete and very clear orange-red Maltese Cross; very fine and of exhibition quality. Brandon Certificate (2017). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IbJJ (recut sidelines)-JK (non-coincident re-entry), horizontal pair, large even margins and very neatly cancelled by dark red Maltese Crosses; unrivaled quality. Brandon Certificate (2017). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IbKB-KE horizontal strip of four, KD showing variety 'recut side-line, necessitated by burr rub following re-entering - left side', superb large margins all around, good deep colour, very fine and attractive, each cancelled by neat black Maltese Cross. Pröschold BPP handstamp on reverse. K.A. Louis BPP Certificate (2018), Specialised AS5, AS5h. Photoprovenance:Stanley Gibbons Auctions (1974)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate IbTH, close to good margins, large at top and left; clear intense impression, unused with small part gum. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VFK, unused and regummed, generally good even margins, a little close at lower left, fine appearance. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VHF, large even margins, perfectly cancelled by an almost complete deep red Maltese Cross; superb and rarely found thus. B.P.A. Certificate (2017). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VIF, good to large margins and neatly cancelled by rich red Maltese Cross; fine and fresh appearance. R.P.S. Certificate (2005). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VJE, on 1841 (8 Dec.) entire franked 1841 1d. red-brown, AK, from Garstang to the Brock, re-directed to Blackburn when the Penny Black was applied for additional postage and cancelled by lightly struck Maltese Cross and very neat "Poulton Penny Post" both in black. Garstang, Preston and Blackburn double-arc datestamps on reverse; a very fine and rare forwarded cover. Zumstein (1974) and P. Holcombe (1991) Certificates. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VKJ, lovely rich impression and very large even margins, cancelled by a beautiful complete and virtually upright red Maltese Cross; an exceptional example. Photoprovenance:Heather (?)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VLB margins all round, tied by black Maltese Cross on printed Skating Club invoice addressed to John Temple Leader M.P., with red "T.P./Connaught St." alongside; part of reverse flap cut awayNote: John Temple leader, Politician and connoisseur, who was M.P. for Bridgewater (1835) and Westminster (1837-47)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VND, crisp impression and large even margins, cancelled by a complete and superb red Maltese Cross; a very fine example with beautifully contrasting colours. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VNJ, matched pair, the first in a lovely black shade with part of the adjoining adhesive visible at right and neatly struck with an almost complete red Maltese Cross and the latter with good even margins and in an intense black shade, cancelled by a perfectly struck black Maltese Cross; an exceptional pair. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VPC, good to large margins, struck with a very neat and clear 'Double Lined' Maltese Cross usually associated with Stonehaven, in red; a superb example, rare so fine. Brandon Certificate (2014). Specialised A1uj, £4,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VRL, a superb example with full sheet margin at right, clear to good margins on other sides, crisp impression contrasting beautifully with a neat dark red Maltese Cross cancellation; rare in such superb condition. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VSC, good even margins, neatly struck with a complete Maltese Cross in an arresting deep blue shade, very fine and rare thus. Brandon Certificate (2008). Specialised AS24vc. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VSH, good to large margins, cancelled by almost complete red Maltese Cross; a fine example.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VTK, intense black shade, large to very large margins and struck with a virtually complete crisp red Maltese Cross cancellation, very fine. R.P.S. Certificate (2003). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VIDE, crisp impression and good margins, almost full original gum; very rare in such fine mint condition. Sismondo (2014) and Brandon (2017) Certificates. Specialised AS41, £13,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VIFF intense black shade, good to huge margins, tied by red Maltese Cross cancellation on entire to Edinburgh, endorsed "In his absence to be opened by the Cashier", dated 19 July 1840; the entire with some creases not affecting the adhesive. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VIFL, fine greyish impression with good to large margins, part original gum; a very handsome example of the greyish black shade. Brandon Certificate (2006) which states "there is a small surface blemish", which seems harsh for a stamp of such superb appearance. Specialised AS41. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VIGK, intense black, unused and regummed, slightly uneven though clear margins; repaired at foot. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VIIL intense black shade, good to very large margins all round, tied by an oily red Maltese Cross, which leaves the Queen's profile clear, on entire letter to Oldham, light red framed Upper Mill/Penny Post" on the front, Liverpool c.d.s. of 29 Sept., and scarce handstamp "5" fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VIJJ intense black shade, good to large margins all round, crisp and complete red Maltese Cross cancellation; superb. A stunning example. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VILA-LD, strip of four with large even margins and part of LE visible at right, each cancelled by a good strike of Maltese Cross in magenta; a few faults though a very rare multiple clearly demonstrating the distinctive magenta crosses. Brandon Certificate (2016). Specialised AS41vd, £9,000+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VILC, a very handsome intense black impression, good to large margins and with large part original gum; rare so fine. R.P.S. Certificate (1985). Specialised AS40, £18,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VILC intense black shade, good to huge margins, tied by a superb red Maltese Cross in an orange-red shade on entire letter, dated 7 Oct. 1840, to Inverary, on reverse fine red framed Greenock datestamp; light horizontal filing fold at foot, otherwise very fine and an exceptional Scottish usage. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VILL, large margins all round, superbly cancelled by complete red Maltese Cross; an exceptional example, rare so fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VIML, crisp impression and with huge margins, lightly struck with a virtually complete pinkish-red Maltese Cross; very fine and fresh. Richter Certificate (1995). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VIQI, good even margins, tied by very fine strike of pink Maltese Cross on 1840 (30 Dec.) entire from Haddington to Darlington, "'haddington" double-arc datestamp in near matching ink, a superb cover. Signed P. Holcombe and recorded by Rockoff and Jackson in the Encyclopedia of the Maltese Cross, Vol. 3, Pg. 430. Photoprovenance:Gelerie Dreyfus, 'Wellington', Lot 3770, June 2011Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VIQI with large balanced margins, crisp and practically complete black Maltese Cross cancellation; exceptional. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VISB with small to good margins, tied by a crisp black Maltese Cross cancellation on entire dated 19 Feb. 1841, Truro "No. 2" receiving house handstamp of Chacewater and blue Truro c.d.s. alongside; two neatly backed up spike holes. An attractive cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VISC, four even margins, tied by red Maltese Cross on entire letter to Dublin dated 18th July 1840, Belfast c.d.s and Dublin receiving marking to reverse, horizontal filing fold at foot. Horst Proshold Certificate (1986). Spec. AS41. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VISD, crisp impression, unused and regummed three good margins; cut-into at left. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VITF, intense black shade, a superb example from the foot of the sheet with part inscription, good margins elsewhere and lightly struck with a red Maltese Cross leaving much of the design visible; very rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VITF, intense black impression, good to large margins, enormous at foot; struck with perfect strike of red Maltese Cross; a superb example. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VIIBI ,slightly worn impressio, good to large margins all round, tied by red Maltese Cross which leaves the Queen's profile clear, on large part entire letter (no side flaps) endorsed "2d. More to Pay", dated 12 Dec. 1840 to London, rare red double-ring "more/to/pay" on the front, Bishops Stortford and arrival datestamps on the reverse; heavy vertical filing fold strengthened by tape. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VIILC good margins, tied by red Maltese Cross cancellation on entire (no side flaps) with scarce red Liverpool "6" handstamp alongside, dated 2 Dec. 1840, to Manchester, on reverse across flap Liverpool c.d.s.; filing crease at top just affects the adhesive at upper left in the margin only. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VIINH, generally large margins, tied by watery purple-brown Maltese Cross on 1841 (18 Feb.) part entire to Glasgow with "26" receiving house mark in matching ink, two Glasgow datestamps on reverse. Fine and rare. M. Jackson Certificate (2012). Specialised AS46vd, £8,500. PhotoNote: Maltese Crosses on covers put in at Receiving Houses of the old Glasgow Penny Post system display an unusual range of purplish colours. This cover is recorded by Rockoff and Jackson in the Encyclopedia of the Maltese Cross, Vol. 3, Pg. 427.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium...

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VIIQE, good to large margins, unused and regummed; small central thin though of fine appearance. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VIISF-SH, horizontal strip of three with part original gum, good to large margins, enormous at top showing small part of adjoining adhesives; repaired at left though of fine appearance. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VIIIAG, clear to good margins, tied by red Maltese Cross on 1841 (13 Feb.) Valentine from Belfast to Ballyclare, the entire containing a complete love poem entitled 'Valentines Day, 1841', the enclosed poem begining: 'Dear Meg, I do not swear and rave or sigh sweet things as many can...', the contents of the poem suggests the author was influenced by the works of Tennyson; Belfast double-arc handstamps on reverse. The cover has been opened out for display. Fine and unusual with only a few known. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more inform...

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VIIIGH, slightly uneven large margins, unused and regummed, a little thinned though a presentable exampleSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VIIIHL, constant variety, very fine and fresh with good to large margins and large part original gum. A lovely mint example of this difficult plate. R.P.S. (1951) and Brandon (2004) Certificates. Specialised AS49c, £17,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VIIIHL constant variety, part of sheet margin at right and small to large margins other sides, tied by red Maltese Cross cancellation to entire letter to Newbury, date 13 Sept. 1840, endorsed "pd 2d", black double-ring "more/to/pay", the More to Pay marking rare on a Penny Black cover; clean and uncreased. A stunning exhibition item. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VIIIJD, very fine and clear impression, large even margins, cancelled by superb strike of red Maltese Cross; an exceptional example. Brandon Certificate (2008). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VIIIQL, large margins all round, enormous at top and right, cancelled by complete Maltese Cross in red, a very fine example from this difficult plate. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate VIIIRA-RB, horizontal pair from the left of the sheet, large part original gum, generally good margins elsewhere, a few gum wrinkles of no importance for this rare multiple; crisp impression, a superb and attractive piece of exhibition quality. Brandon Certificate (2017). Specialised AS49, £45,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate XBJ, cut-into at left, cancelled by black Maltese Cross and then a pen cancellation on 1841 (25 Feb.) entire letter originally to Settle and forwarded to 'Field House, near Halifax' with Plate VI, FD, applied at Settle and cancelled by the distinctive Settle Maltese Cross in black, handstamped with 'settle' double-arc datestamp in black and 'halifax' double-arc datestamp in red; a very fine and striking re-directed cover. B.P.A. Certificate (1998). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyer...

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate XCJ, grey-black, clear to good margins, unused and regummed; fine appearance. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate XDC good to huge margins and showing a portion of the adjoining stamp at left, red Maltese Cross cancellation, rare on this Plate; fine. Specialised AS57h, £1,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate XGA, with good to large margins tied by a good strike of black Maltese Cross on 1841 (25 Feb.) part letter sheet sent locally from Deddington to Oxford, endorsed "Prepaid" at lower left and with "woodstock" double-arc datestamp in red to face, "deddington" and "oxford" markings on reverse. Superb quality for this difficult plate. R.P.S. Certificate (1996). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate XIE-IF, horizontal pair, crisp impressions on thin paper, large even margins, cancelled by crisp red Maltese Cross cancellations; very fine and rare. Brandon Certificate (2010). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate XSE, grey-black impression with good to large margins, cancelled by almost complete strike of the distinctive Plymouth Maltese Cross in black, very fine and rare. B.P.A. Certificate (2001). Specialised AS67ui. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate XTF, even margins, unused and regummed; a little soiled though a presentable example of this scarce plate. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate XIAG, lovely crisp impression and large even margins, cancelled by very clear and almost complete thick-lined black Maltese Cross; a superb example of this popular and rare plate. Brandon Certificate (2017). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate XIDA, good to very large margins, cancelled by very clear strike of Maltese Cross in black on 1841 (4 July) entire letter from Lancaster to Garstang, "lancaster" and "garstang'" double-arc datestamps on reverse; a superb and very rare cover. B.P.A. Certificate (1972). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate XIID, good to large margins and tied by good strike of black Maltese Cross on 1841 (26 May) entire letter (slightly reduced) from Shaftesbury to Blandford, two strikes of "shaftesbury" double-arc datestamp on face and "blandford" c.d.s. on reverse; a superb example of this difficult plate on a clean cover. Brandon Certificate (2006). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate XIKK, very fine and crisp impression with clear to good margins, part original gum; superb quality for this rare and difficult plate. Brandon Certificate (2003). Specialised AS73, £24,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate XIMJ typical greyish shade, good to large margins, practically complete central black Maltese Cross cancellation; an exceptional example from this rare plate. M. Jackson Certificate (2021). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate XIOE, typical greyish black impression, good to large margins and with a lightly struck thin-lined black Maltese Cross cancellation; fine and rare. R.P.S. Certificate (1989). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate XIOH, good to large margins and tied by black Maltese Cross on 1841 (2 March) part entire from Lancaster to Kendal, Lancaster datestamp on reverse; a very fine example used on a neat and clean cover. R.P.S. Certificate (1992). Specialised AS72, £16,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate XIRI, good to large margins and cancelled by light strike of black Maltese Cross leaving much of the design visible; a very fine stamp. Brandon Certificate (2017). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackA group of twelve, one of each from Plates Ia to XI, used and all with four margins, clear to very large margins and with black or red Maltese Cross cancellations; some small faults in places though chiefly good to fine. Cat. £9,800+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackUnplated1841 (26 Mar.) entire letter from London to Clifton originally bearing 1841 1d. red, subsequently defaced and partially removed when re-directed to Wakefield and JC (minor faults) applied on top and tied by black Maltese Cross, 'clifton' double-arc datestamp on face and 'bristol' and 'wakefield' handstamps to reverse; a highly unusual usage. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackUnplatedSelection of six (5 on entire letters), mostly with red Maltese Cross cancellations, margins all round to cut-into; mixed conditionSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackUnplatedFive examples, chiefly with very good to large margins and red Maltese Cross cancellations; good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackUnplatedFive four-margined used examples, close to large margins, FA a little cut-into at left; a couple of small faults in places though chiefly goodSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackUnplatedFive examples, chiefly with clear to good margins and red Maltese Cross cancellations; a few small faults though of generally good appearance and a useful groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackUnplatedThree examples, AK, BD and CG, good to large margins and generally clear Maltese Cross cancellations in red (2) or black, and Plate Ia TD-TG strip of four with faults and affixed on piece to which it does not belong; a useful groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackUnplatedFourteen examples, nine cancelled in red, the others in black, most with margins all round, mixed conditionSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackUnplatedTwenty-two examples, all with four margins, eleven cancelled in red, the others in black, chiefly good to fine with several very attractiveSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1AD, deep full blue shade, very large to huge margins including part of the adjoining stamp at right, very crisp and complete bright red Maltese Cross cancellation, a very fine and exceptionally attractive item. Brandon Certificate (2017). Specialised DS1, £1,200. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1AD, an outstanding violet-blue shade with close to large margins all round and black Maltese Cross cancellation (Brandon Certificate (2006) stating "..Thinned and rebacked at lower right"), MG and RL (pale blue) both with margins all round and red Maltese Cross cancellations, and Plate 2, FL, part of sheet margin and trace of inscription at right, large margins on other sides, black Maltese Cross cancellation (tiny repair); an interesting groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1AL double letter "L", large margins, tied (through the cover) by an upright and complete red Maltese Cross on entire letter, dated 4 Aug. 1840, Stourbridge c.d.s. on reverse; fine. A beautiful cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Penny BluePlate 1BJ, close to very large margins, good colour, unused and regummed, fine. R.P.S. Certificate when in a pair (1983). Specialised DS5. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1BL, deep full blue, good to large margins, unused with part original gum, a sound example in a vivid shade. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1ID, violet-blue shade, good to large margins, light Red Maltese Cross cancellation, a very fine example of this rarity. R.P.S. Certificate (2001). Specialised DS2, £10,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1IE, good to large margins all round, practically complete and upright red Maltese Cross cancellation; very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1IJ, bright blue, good even margins, unused and regummed; a little stained though of good colour. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1JH with clear to good margins, tied on entire dated 11 May 1844 by an extremely fine strike of the 1844 type "413" numeral of Keswick, dated markings on the reverse; the adhesive slightly stained and with small surface scuff at upper right, the entire somewhat out of shape. Specialised DS1xc, £5,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1JI, good margins all round, very neat number "7" in Maltese Cross cancellation, very fine and rare. R.P.S. Certificate (1988). Specialised DS5wg, £14,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1KF with good margins all round, tied by crisp and upright black Maltese Cross cancellation on entire, dated 9 Dec. 1841, from Edinburgh to London; fresh colour. Exceptional. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1LL deep bright blue shade, used with 1841 1d. Plate 13 EE and EF and tied by black Maltese Cross cancellations on entire letter, dated 27 June 1841, to Whitchurch, Torquay c.d.s. on the front; vertical filing fold, all the stamps cut-into at places though remaining attractive and an exceptionally rare combination of issues. An exciting new discovery. PhotoNote: Only nine combinations of these two issues are recorded in "Great Britain Victorian Mixed Franking covers" by Simpson and Louis (2020)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information pl...

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1MJ, good margins all round, crisp black Dublin distinctive Maltese Cross cancellation, fine and attractive. Brandon Certificate (2018). Specialised DS5vc, £2,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1PB, deep full blue shade, good to large margins, tied by red Maltese Cross on cover from Liverpool to London, the reverse with Liverpool "'SP 12 1840" and London "14 SP 1840" datestamps; scarce so fine. Ferchenbauer Certificate (1985). Specialised DS1ua, £3,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1PK-QL block of four in a bright shade, red Maltese Cross cancellations, close to very large margins all round except for a very tiny point at lower left. A fine and rare multiple. Richter Certificate (1992). Specialised DS6A, £22,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1QA in a deep shade, four margins including a 13.5mm. left-hand margin, cancelled by neat black Maltese Cross cancellation, an extremely fine and exceptional item. Brandon Certificate (2001). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1RA, sheet margin at left, just cut-into frameline at top, tied on small piece by a very clear and fine strike of magenta Maltese Cross; superb and rare. Specialised D1ue, £9,000. Photoprovenance:Lady Mairi Bury, Sotheby's, November 2010Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1RC, clear to good margins, part original gum; a little stained and with other minor faults. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1SH-SJ, horizontal strip of three in a deep shade with good to large margins, each cancelled by a neat strike of a black Maltese Cross. An attractive and exceptional multiple. K. A. Louis BPP Certificate (2018), S.G. 5. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1TA with four large margins, tied by red Maltese Cross on entire letter sent from London to Ironbridge, London datestamp for "25 MAY on reverse, a fine and attractive May usage. Specialised DS5tf, £15,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 2DH, large margins, indistinct red Maltese Cross cancellation; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 2IK, good to large margins all round, part of clear town datestamp cancellation, very fine and rare. B.P.A. certificate (1983). Specialised DS8xb, £7,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 2LJ used with 1841 2d. blue, Plate 3, SK, on 1842 (4 Nov.) entire letter from London to Preston, both tied by black Maltese Cross to pay the 4d. rate for a package weighing up to 2oz., London and Preston datestamps to reverse; a very rare combination cover with few such frankings existing. R.P.S. Certificate (1978). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 2OB, good to large margins, red Maltese Cross cancellation, fine and scarce. Specialised DS58f, £1,750. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 2SJ-SL horizontal strip of three, good to very large margins all round, superb colour and exceptionally fine, each cancelled by a neat red Maltese Cross on 1840 (December 16th) entire ex the Bank of Westmoreland correspondence from Kirby Lonsdale to Kendal originally containing, '£220 in notes and a bill for £20'. This combination on cover is extremely scarce and this example is regarded as probably the finest known. A most attractive item. Photo.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 2TK, very large margins all round, neat red Maltese Cross cancellation, very fine and most attractive. Specialised DS8ub, £1,750. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BlueUnplatedTen examples, five cancelled in red, the others in black, all with margins all round; some small faults though of good to very fine appearanceSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1 and 2, also Plates 3-6, the set of plating photographs, in original Robson Lowe folder, fine and a valuable referenceVideo for this Lot is available:- Click 'Read More' below 'Viewing Information' at the top of the screen- Click the link to access 'Virtual Viewing'Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 3AH-AJ strip of three used in combination with 1841-53 1d. red-brown on blued paper RI-RL strip of four, on 1851 (11 Jan.) entire to Carlisle, each cancelled by numeral barred oval, Carlisle c.d.s. on reverse in blue; a scarce and attractive large mixed franking. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 3BL, good to large margins all round, tied by a fine strike distinctive Maltese Cross of Greenock on entire letter to Edinburgh and with a fine red boxed greenock/fr 20 e/1844" datestamp on reverse. Rare and beautiful. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 3DD with large margins, tied by stunning black Maltese Cross which leaves the Queen's profile completely clear on entire to Monmouth, with Cardiff c.d.s. of 31 Oct. 1843 on reverse; fine. Rare Welsh usage and exhibition quality. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 3DF-DL horizontal strip of seven from the right of the sheet with good to large margins, cancelled by good strikes of numeral "28" barred oval; DH with pressed vertical crease, otherwise a fine and attractive multiple. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 3DJ "J" flaw, good to large margins, cancelled by a complete and practically upright Maltese Cross cancellation on refolded entire letter, dated 10 April 1843, from Lewes to East Grinstead. Magnificent appearance. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 3FA-FB horizontal pair with small to large margins, tied by crisp black Maltese Cross cancellations on entire letter, dated 29 Sept. 1841, from Keswick to Carlisle, dated markings on front and reverse; fresh colour and fine. A most attractive cover of exhibition quality. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 3GF, small to good margins, unused and regummed; fresh appearance. S.G. 14, £5,000Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 3HA-HC horizontal strip of three in deep blue shade showing shifted transfer and guide lines, good to very large margins showing a portion of the adjoining stamp at right, unused with original gum. A superb mint multiple. Brandon Certificate (1990). Specialised ES12d, £17,250. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 3KK in a light shade, margins just touching to very large, unused without gum, fine. Specialised ES11, £5,000.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 3LA, deep full blue shade, generally good to large margins, a little close to frame-line at upper right, struck with a superb blue Maltese Cross, very fine and rare. Richter Certificate (1995). Specialised ES12tc, £4,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 3LK-LL horizontal pair on entire to Glasgow and 1841-53 1d. Plate 39, EC, on entire to London, all with clear to very large margins, both covers tied by black Maltese Cross cancellations used on the last official day of use, both dated 29/30 April 1844; a rare and attractive pair. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 3NO, good to large margins, tied by 'east harptree' double-arc datestamp and overstruck with numeral '134' barred oval of Bristol, both in black, on 1846 (28 May) envelope to Sir Thomas Phillips, Bt., Bath, with 'bristol/28 my 1846/by post' handstamp and Bath arrival marking on reverse; superb and rare. R.P.S. Certificate (2004). Specialised ES11we, £9,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 3OA-QF irregular block of fourteen, the centre strip of four, PB-PE, removed to show the envelope address, cancelled by numeral '3' barred oval obliterations; a few minor imperfections though a most unusual piece. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 3QA with large margins all round and showing a portion of the adjoining stamp at right, tied by Liverpool "466" barred oval cancellation to entire to Blackburn dated 26 July 1849, dated markings on reverse; fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 3SA-SB horizontal pair with clear to large margins, tied by "165" barred oval cancellations on 1844 (2 Aug.) entire letter from Carlisle to Penrith, Carlisle and Penrith datestamps on reverse; a very fine and fresh looking cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 3SB-SC horizontal pair used in combination with BA on 1844 (29 Feb.) large lettersheet from Clitheroe to Blackburn, all tied by crisp black Maltese Cross cancellations, somewhat over-inked "clitheroe" double-arc datestamp in blue to face; an attractive 6d. franking, superb. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 3SE-SL strip of eight and TF-TL strip of seven on piece, all tied by indistinct black Maltese Crosses (possibly number '12' in Cross); some small faults though a huge franking and a rare item. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 3SK-TL block of four with clear to large margins, fresh and fine with large part original gum; a superb mint block with multiples in such fine condition very rare. Brandon Certificate (2017). Specialised ES11, £35,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 4BA, deep full blue shade, clear margins, regummed and possibly cleaned though an acceptable space filler. S.G. 15, £6,500Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 4BH, just cutting into frame line at left, good margins elsewhere; unused without gum. S.G. 14, £5,000Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 4DK-EL block of four, just tied by "659" numeral barred oval cancellations in black on 1852 (19 Jan.) large entire letter from Rugby to Birkenhead with taxed '4', Rugby in black and Birkenhead in blue double-arc datestamps on reverse; a couple of small faults though a rare and attractive cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 4EA-EC strip of three and DA, tied on 1854 (2 Feb.) envelope sent registered from London to Rochester, "51" barred oval cancellations, endorsed 'Registered' in both red and black ink, 'throgmorton. st.' straight line handstamp in blue and 'London Paid' in red on face, Rochester double-arc handstamp on reverse; a most attractive and neat cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 4HA in a light fresh shade, just touched to very large margins with a fragment of the stamp to the right, unused and regummed, fine. Specialised ES14, £5,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 4HK in a deep shade, almost touching to large margins, unused and partly regummed, fine. Specialised ES14, £5,000Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 4RG, clear to good margins, used in combination with perf. 16 1d. red, KH, on 1854 (5 Oct.) entire from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, tied by single strike of indistinct barred square numeral cancellation, Aberdeen double-arc datestamp in green and Edinburgh arrival in red on reverse; a very rare imperforate and perforated combination franking cover paying the 3d. rate, fine. Brandon Certificate (2005). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 4SB-SC horizontal pair with good to large margins, tied by superb "186" barred square cancellations in blue on 1850 (17 Jan.) entire from Irvine to Edinburgh, Irvine double-arc datestamp and arrival c.d.s. in red on reverse; central vertical filing fold, otherwise a very handsome and fresh cover, and rare so fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 4SF, clear to good margins, close at upper right, regummed though of fresh and fine appearance. S.G. 14, £5,000Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-Brown"Black" PlatesPlate Ib: AG, large to huge margins including part of the marginal inscription at top, cancelled by crisp and complete black Maltese Cross, very fine and most appealing. Brandon Certificate (2017). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-Brown"Black" Plates"Black" PlatesPlate II: BF-BH horizontal strip of three, good to large margins all round, black Maltese Cross cancellations leaving BG with clear profile; creased between BF and BG, otherwise fine. A very rare multiple. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-Brown"Black" PlatesPlate IX: BD, large margins, tied by a superb upright number "5" in Maltese Cross cancellation on entire letter to London dated 15 July 1843, dated markings on the reverse; filing folds clear of the adhesive, otherwise fine and a very late usage. A very rare cover. Specialised AS59we, £1,600. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-Brown"Black" PlatesPlate X: AK-AL upper right corner horizontal pair with full margin including "....reful not to remove the Cement." inscription and plate number "10", large part original gum, a very fine and exceptionally rare positional multiple. S.G. Specialised AS68. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-Brown"Black" PlatesPlate X: DA-DB horizontal pair, good to large margins, unused and regummed; repaired at foot between 'a' and 'd' and nick in margin at right. Specialised AS69, £7,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-Brown"Black" PlatesPlate X: OL with close to huge (apart from a tiny point barely touched at bottom) margins including right-hand margin with part of inscription, tied by black Maltese Cross on entire to Bewdley, the reverse with "Cleobury/Penny Post" handstamp and "Bewdley" arrival date stamp (30/5); also HA with close to very large margins, showing variety double letter, cancelled by Black Maltese Cross; thinned at foot, otherwise fine. Specialised AS68. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for B...

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-Brown"Black" PlatesPlate X: SA with large to huge margins all round including complete left hand margin, neat Black Maltese Cross cancellation, very fine and desirable. R.P.S. Certificate (2003). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-Brown"Black" PlatesPlate XI: FL, good margins all round, part original gum, fine. Brandon Certificate (2015). Specialised AS74, £8,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-Brown"Black" PlatesPlate XI: HA, good to large margins all round and on small piece neatly cancelled by distinctive "Greenock" black Maltese Cross, fine and attractive. R.P.S. Certificate (2001). S.G. Specialised AS74tm. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-Brown"Black" PlatesPlate XI: PJ, re-cut letter square, clear to large margins, unused and regummed; an attractive example of this rare plate. Specialised AS74, £8,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownCancellations - Numbers in Maltese CrossSeven entires/entire letters, comprising "1" (two strikes on entire to Somerset House), "2", "6", "9" "10" (two strikes on cover with "Moorgate St." alongside), "11", "12" (entire bearing 1d. (3) with three strikes), touched or cut-into in places though generally good and a scarce group. Cat. £5,600Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownCancellations - Numbers in Maltese CrossTD, three good to very large margins, just cut-into at right, cancelled by neat Maltese Cross with Number "1" on heavy entire letter from London to Welbeck, Notts, alongside transit "IP/Norwood" handstamp and "Worksop" datestamp, also "more to pay" in double concentric rings mark and endorsed in manuscript "2", the reverse with London datestamp for '21 AP 1843', a fantastic and unique combination. Specialised B1ua. Photoprovenance:PickeringSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Te...

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownCancellations - Numbers in Maltese CrossOC, close to large margins all round, cancelled by crisp "2" in Maltese Cross, on entire letter from London to Kendal, the reverse with London "8 AU 1843" and Kendal "9 AU 1843" datestamps, arrival datestamp in blue, a superb quality item. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownCancellations - Numbers in Maltese CrossPlate 20, LB with close to very large margins all round, tied by neat black "3" in Maltese Cross , on entire to Great Yarmouth, alongside and partially tying the adhesive 'Norfolk-Yarmouth' datestamp, the reverse with dispatch datestamp for 'MR 5 1844', very fine and most appealing. Specialised BS9uc, £600. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownCancellations - Numbers in Maltese Cross1843 (18 Nov.) entire to Manchester, bearing 1d. (2, each with clear to huge margins, one showing portions of two adjoining stamps, the second stamp affixed at left) with "3" cancellations, dated markings on reverse; clean and uncreased. Rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownCancellations - Numbers in Maltese Cross1844 (3 Jan.) entire to Bristol bearing 1d. with good to huge margins and a fine strike of number "4", dated markings on reverse; horizontal filing fold well clear of the adhesive, minor staining though a good example of this rare number. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownCancellations - Numbers in Maltese Cross1843 (20 July) entire to Essex bearing 1d. with a brilliant upright strike of the number "5", and with "Strand.B" alongside, Dunmow arrival c.d.s. on the front, fine and most appealing. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownCancellations - Numbers in Maltese Cross1843 (9 Oct.) entire letter to Birmingham bearing 1d. with small to huge margins, superb, crisp and upright number "7" cancellation, arrival datestamp on reverse; the address leaf slightly overwritten on the face. Fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownCancellations - Numbers in Maltese Cross1844 (7 March) entire letter to Chippenham, bearing 1d. with large margins and cancelled (tied through the cover) by a superb and complete number "8", dated markings on reverse, exceptional. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownCancellations - Numbers in Maltese CrossCE, good to large margins all round, neatly cancelled by well-centred and almost complete number "'8", very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownCancellations - Numbers in Maltese CrossPlate 33, ML good to large margins all round, tied by neat number "10" on entire to Sheffield, alongside 'Hope Town' linear handstamp, the reverse with dispatch mark for '18 AU 1843' and arrival 'Sheffield' datestamp for 'AU 19 1843', extremely fine and most desirable. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownCancellations - Numbers in Maltese CrossPlate 33, RI, (P converted to R) with good to very large margins all round, tied by neat number "11" on entire to Kendal, the reverse with dispatch mark for '9 JU 1843' and arrival "kendal" datestamp in blue for 'JU 10 1843', very scarce so fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownCancellations - Numbers in Maltese CrossIB-JD block of six, close to huge margins all round, each stamp neatly cancelled with number '12', a very fine and incredibly rare block. Specialised B1ul. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownCancellations - Numbers in Maltese CrossPlate 33, BD-BE/CA-DE block of fourteen with good to large margins all round, each stamp cancelled with number "12"; pressed vertical fold in the 'C' column, otherwise fine. Pfenniger handstamp on reverse and believed to be the second largest such multiple. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownCancellations - Numbers in Maltese CrossPlate 31, JH with good to very large margins all round, tied by neat number "12" on entire to Dungarvan, Ireland, the reverse with dispatch mark for '27 AP 1843', transit for 'AP 28 43', and arrival datestamp for 'AP 29 1843', very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 12: HB, good to large margins all round, crisp black Maltese Cross cancellation; fine. Also 1911 Coronation Aerial post London to Windsor red-brown card bearing ½d. with Die 2 cancellation of 9 SeptemberSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 13: JD, large margins and showing a portion of the adjoining stamp at right, tied by a stunning bold black Maltese Cross cancellation on small entire letter, dated 4 Nov. 1841, to Melrose, framed St. Boswells datestamp on reverse; fine and scarce. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 16, HI-HJ horizontal pair, good to very large margins all round, centrally cancelled by neat Dorchester Town circular datestamp for 'ap 10 1842', very fine and most desirable, B.PA. Certificate (2007). Specialised BS5va. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 17: DA-DF horizontal strip of six, good to very large margins all round, each cancelled by black Maltese Cross, very fine and most appealing. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 17: HJ with close to very large margins all round, tied by blue Maltese Cross on entire from Truro to St Ives, alongside matching 'Truro' date stamp in blue for 'MA 22 1842', a fine and attractive entire. Specialised BS6sc £1,700. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 20: NG-NK horizontal strip of five with some gum which may or may not be original, good to very large margins all round apart from top left corner of NG, just-cut into, fresh and nice appearance. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 20: SG-SH horizontal pair, close to very large margins all round, central single crisp black Maltese Cross cancellation, very fine and attractive. Specialised BS9sa. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 22: GE, large margins all round, on entire letter from Rome to Lord Clifford in London, then re-addressed to Chudleigh, the adhesive applied over a Rome despatch datestamp for '20 Sep 42' and tied by neat black Maltese Cross cancellation, affixed to pay the redirection charge; alongside rated '1/7' in manuscript and numerous marks including 'Chudleigh' arrival date stamp for 'OC 2 1842', a very fine and rare usage. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 22: OG, recut "G" square, small to large margins all round, tied by a fantastic strike of the Honiton Town c.d.s. of 24 June 1842 on small neat entire letter (vertical filing fold) to Crewkerne. Very rare. Specialised BS11va, £2,750. Photoprovenance:"Maximus", Sale 3, 1970Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 29: NJ, close to very margins all round, tied on small piece by complete "sidmouth" circular date stamp for 'JU 9 1843', very fine and desirable. Specialised BS18va, £950. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 33: RK with good to very large margins all round, cancelled by rare Maltese Cross in green, on entire from Larne to Dublin, the reverse with matching 'Larne' datestamp in green for 'AU 2 1843' and Dublin arrival mark for 'AU 3 1843; a few usual imperfections including a light vertical archive fold through the adhesive not detracting from the appearance of this great rarity, Mc Donnell Whyte Certificate (2004), recorded in the Rockoff and Jackson Encyclopaedia of the Maltese Cross Volume 3 handbook. S.G. Specialised BS22sd listed though unpriced!...

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 37: SH-TH vertical pair, part of sheet margin and inscription at foot, large margins on other sides, both cancelled by Black Maltese Cross, very fine and scarce. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 41: MK-ML horizontal pair from the right of the sheet showing part inscription 'In Wetting the', large part original gum, large to huge margins on all other sides and showing a portion of the adjoining stamp at left; vertical bend in the margin only, otherwise superb and highly attractive. S.G. BS30. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 50: RF, huge margins and showing portions of five adjoining stamps, "498" barred oval cancellation of Manchester, on entire letter to Derby dated 23 April 1845. An extraordinary entire letter. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 55: MA-NA vertical pair with full original gum (mounted in margin only), good to huge margins all round with full sheet margin at left including part of inscription "....Row of 12. £1.o.o Per Sheet. Place", very fresh colour and showing clear misalignment between the stamps, very fine and most attractive. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 60: EE-FF block of four, a fresh and deep shade with large part original gum, close to very large margins all round, very fine and stunning, Brandon Certificate (2006). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 64: NA, good to huge margins all round with full sheet margin at left including part of inscription "...Per Row of 12. £1.o ...., neat Irish Diamond "70" cancellation, fresh colour, a very fine and marvelous item. Specialised BS44. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 77: RA-RB horizontal pair, close to large margins all round, both with Arundel boxed "No 1" cancellation, very fine. Unique. R.P.S. Certificate (1951). PhotoprovenanceEx John Burton collection of CancellationsSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 89: large "turned"cover, originally addressed to Reverend Barker in Wells from London (MY 26 1849) weighing up to eleven ounces, paying the 1s.10d. rate, franked with twenty-two examples (IA-JG block of fourteen, KG-LG vertical pair, KA-KB, KC-KD KE-KF horizontal pairs); the clergymen most likely received enclosed in the envelope the stamps to return the shipping, turned the cover sent it back from Wells (28 May 1849) using twenty-two stamps from the same block (IJ-KL and KJ-LL blocks of six, IH-JI and KH-LI blocks of four and LD-LE horizontal pair...

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 98: GI with good to large margins all round, neatly cancelled by Plymouth squared-circle datestamp for 'OC 31 82'. Very fine and a magnificent very late usage. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 100: NK-NL horizontal pair, very large to huge margins including right-hand sheet margin with inscription "....Back be careful not....", cancelled by neat London "24" numeral; NK with small light horizontal fold, otherwise very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 121: QA-RD block of eight, large to very large margins all round, cancelled by light "683" numeral cancellations of Salisbury; a light diagonal fold in 'B' column, otherwise fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 130: CE-DF block of four, good to large margins all round, each stamp neatly cancelled by barred numeral '1' cancel of London, very fine and most appealing. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 168: IC-IK horizontal strip of nine, good to large margins all round, neatly cancelled by barred numeral "24" cancellations, very fine and spectacular. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownAG, good to large margins all round, neatly cancelled by distinctive Alderney Maltese Cross, fine and very rare. Brandon Certificate (2007). S.G. Specialised B1te, £7,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownCA-CD re-joined horizontal strip of four on piece comprising a single (CA) and a strip of three, good to large margins all round, cancelled by blue Maltese Crosses, very fine and scarce. Specialised B1sc, £2,600++. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownCC and PH, unused and regummed, good to large margins; the former a little soiled. Specialised B1(1)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownCL, from worn plate, good to very large margins all round, on entire from Clara to Dublin tied by "131" 1844? Type cancellation in green, alongside "clara" datestamp in green for 'AP 9 1847', the reverse with 'AP 10 1847' arrival mark, a fine and very scarce usage of this Irish green cancellation. Brandon Certificate (2006). S.G. Specialised B1(3)xc, £7,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownFG-FL, horizontal strip of six from the right of the sheet with part imprint "...PRICE 1d. Per Label. 1/- P...", cut with very generous margins and with part of adjoining adhesives visible at top showing the base of EG-EL, unused with part gum; some light gum bends not affecting the fine appearance. Specialised B1(1). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownGC-HF block of eight on white paper, very large margins all round, each stamp neatly cancelled by Stratford on Avon "754" barred oval cancellation; a light horizontal crease, otherwise a fine and and appealing block. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownGE, good to large margins all round, cancelled by blue Maltese Cross, on large part of entire to Dumfries, the reverse with matching boxed "Sanquhar" date stamp for 'MY 15 1844' in blue and boxed 'Dumfries' arrival datestamp, a fine and important item of Scottish postal history. Specialised B1sc. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownJA-KB, unused block of four on very blue paper from the left of the sheet with part inscription "..e Address and towards the "RIGHT HAND...", regummed, fresh and fine appearance. Specialised B1(2). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownLE, close to good margins all round, neatly cancelled by black Maltese Cross on entire letter from Manchester to Todmorden, alongside endorsed in manuscript Posted before ½ past 6 PM Aug 18/43, the reverse with Manchester Date Stamp for 'AU 18 1843', very scarce so fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPE, almost three margins on small piece, originally cancelled with blue Maltese Cross and subsequently cancelled by "192" in barred oval. A fine and possible unique combination. Specialised B1sc/xa. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPL with close to very large margins all round, tied by "wolsingham" town circular undated cancellation in blue on entire to Weardale, the reverse with matching "wolsingham"; a couple of archive folds not affecting the adhesive, nevertheless rare. Specialised B1vb, £4,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownA mint group (5) comprising DA pale red-brown, JC-JD pale red-brown horizontal pair, MC deep red-brown and IB deep red-brown; chiefly good to fine, some regummed. Specialised B1 (3) and (4), £3,800+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownRK-SL block of four in a deep red-brown shade, good to large margins all round, neat Jersey"'409" numeral cancellations, very fine and a perfect addition to any Jersey collection. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownML on very blued paper, good to very large margins and MD in pale red-brown (worn plate), clear to good margins, both unused and regummed. S.G. 8a and 9, £1,375Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownSelection of five four margined examples cancelled by Maltese Cross, in black or blue (4, different shades), generally fine. Specialised B1sa/sc £2,655Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownReduced size photographs of imprimatur part sheets held by the Post Office, comprising 1841 Plates 12-45 (except 22 and 23 which do not exist), 1847 Plate 76, 1849 Plates 90, 92-101, 1851 Plates 128-131, 1852 Plates 132-135, 1852 Plate 160, 1852 Plates R1-R6, 1853 Plates 161-175, 1853 Plates 193-204, 1855 Plate 5, 23-31, ninety-six in all, a fine grouping and invaluable referenceVideo for this Lot is available:- Click 'Read More' below 'Viewing Information' at the top of the screen- Click the link to access 'Virtual Viewing'Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s...

Great Britain1847-54 Embossed Issues1/- green, 10d. brown and 6d. dull lilac, the 1/- and 10d. unused without gum, 6d. with part original gum; a few minor faults, fresh appearance. S.G. 55-59 groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1847-54 Embossed Issues1/- green Die 2, "466" barred oval cancellation of Liverpool, sharp embossing, good to massive margins all round and showing portions of two adjoining stamps. An outstanding example. S.G. 56. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1847-54 Embossed Issues6d. purple, watermark inverted and reversed, unused without gum; a couple of minor tone spots though a sound example. S.G. 60Wk. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1847-54 Embossed Issues6d. dull lilac, watermark reversed, from the right of the sheet with 11mm. margin and full deckle edge, large margins on other sides and showing portions of two adjoining stamps, "620" duplex cancellation of Plymouth. A phenomenal example. Superb in every respect. S.G. 59. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1847-54 Embossed Issues1852 (23 Mar.) envelope from Tetbury to Madeira bearing 10d. brown and 1/- green both cut-square with generous margins and cancelled "'786", dispatch double-arc datestamp and transit marking on reverse; superb and very rare thus. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1847-54 Embossed Issues1855 (12 May) envelope from Ledbury via Liverpool to Boston bearing cut-to-shape 1/- green tied by Ledbury barred numeral cancellation and re-addressed to Exeter, New Hampshire with U.S.A. 1853-55 3c. red, Boston c.d.s. and "5/cents" handstamp both in red on face, transit markings on reverse. A rare and attractive combination cover. Philatelic Foundation Certificate (1993) PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1848-54 Experimental Forms of SeparationTreasury Roulette1d. red-brown on blued paper, IA, with serpentine roulette, neatly cancelled by "73'" in barred oval, fine and rare in such superb quality. Brandon Certificate (2007). Specialised B2aa, £5,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1848-54 Experimental Forms of SeparationTreasury Roulette1d. red-brown, Plate 146, RK, on blued paper with serpentine roulette, cancelled by good strike of numeral barred oval, very fine and fresh, rare thus. Brandon Certificate (2008). Specialised B2aa, £5,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1848-54 Experimental Forms of SeparationArcher Trial Perforations1d. red-brown, Plate 93, SF, perf. 16; unused and regummed. R.P.S. Certificate (1978). S.G. 16b, £3,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1848-54 Experimental Forms of SeparationArcher Trial Perforations1d. red-brown, Plate 96, CK, perf. 16; unused with small part original gum. S.G. 16b, £3,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1848-54 Experimental Forms of SeparationArcher Trial Perforations1d. red-brown, Plate 100, GG, perf. 16; unused with small part original gum. S.G. 16b, £3,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1854-57A mint group (11, including a block of six) comprising 1854 small crown perf. 16 1d. red-brown (Die I), 1854 large crown perf. 16 1d. red-brown with watermark inverted (no gum), 1856 large crown perf. 14 1d. pale red, 1d. rose-red, 1d. deep rose-red single and block of six; some re-gumming, chiefly fine and fresh appearance. S.G. 17, 29Wi. 38, 40 and 41, £2,800+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1854-57Collections and RangesA specialised collection in Plymouth album which commences with some roulette perforations (not guaranteed), Archer's experimental perforations with used from plates 95, 97, 100 and 101; the remainder of the collection are all plated with selections of die I and die II with some better stamps noted including watermark Small Crown, alphabet III (3), Large Crown plate 46 imperforate (soiled), scarce plates 64 and 65, plus others, a few on cover. Condition is generally good, making a very useful lot for further specialised developmentVideo for this Lot i...

Great Britain1854-57Watermark Small Crown, Perforated 161d. red-brown (Die I), FC, centred to foot and 1d. red-brown (Die II), HJ and watermark Large Crown perf. 16 1d. orange brown (Die II), OF, centred to lower left; all unused with small to part original gum, the latter two both with R.P.S. Certificates. S.G. 17, 21 and 33, £1,600+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1854-57Watermark Small Crown, Perforated 162d. deep blue, Plate 4, AK, part disturbed gum; fresh and fine appearance. S.G. 19, £4,700. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1854-57Watermark Small Crown, Perforated 162d. blue, HC with watermark inverted (tone spots) and 2d pale blue, Plate 4, DA unused and regummed; fresh and fine. R.P.S. Certificate (1989) for the latter . S.G. 19 var. and 20, £5,500+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1854-57Watermark Small Crown, Perforated 162d. blue, Plate 5, FD, unused and regummed; light bend visible on Queen's neck. A sound example. R.P.S. Certificate (1990). S.G. 20a, £10,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1854-57Watermark Small Crown, Perforated 141d. red-brown, MG-NH, block of four, unused and regummed, very fresh and fine appearance. Specialised C2 (1), £5,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1854-57Watermark Small Crown, Perforated 142d. blue, Plate 4, EI, unused and regummed; fine appearance. S.G. 23, £13,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1854-57Watermark Small Crown, Perforated 142d. blue, Plate 5, BG, reperforated at foot, unused and regummed; a good looking example. S.G. 23a, £14,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1854-57Watermark Small Crown, Perforated 141d. red-brown, GB, unused and regummed. S.G. 24, £700Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1854-57Watermark Large Crown, Perforated 141d. red-brown, Plate 26, AL, imperforate imprimatur from the upper right of the sheet with plate number and part marginal inscription, manuscript "2-" in upper margin; fresh and very fine with no gum as usual. Rare. S.G. 29 var. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1854-57Watermark Large Crown, Perforated 141d. red-brown Die II block of nine, EJ-GL, large part original gum; lower block of six unmounted. S.G. 29, £2,000+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1854-57Watermark Large Crown, Perforated 141d. red-brown Die II, Plate 32 RA-TC block of six from the lower left corner of the sheet with plate number and part inscription, part original gum; horizontal crease through lower strip of three and a few other peripheral bends. S.G. 29. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1854-57Watermark Large Crown, Perforated 141d. brick-red, 1d. brown-rose and 1856-58 perf. 16 1d. rose-red (slightly thinned and short perfs. at left) part original gum. S.G. 30, 32 and 36, £3,500+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1854-57Watermark Large Crown, Perforated 141d. red-brown, tied by Carlisle c.d.s. on mourning envelope to Brighton, fine and scarce. Also 1864-69 1d. Plate 160 with "O.U.S." underprint (wide setting, reading up), tied by Oxford "603" duplex of 14 Nov. 1874 on envelope to Hemel Hempstead; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1854-57Watermark Large Crown, Perforated 142d. blue Plate 5, HI, fine and fresh appearance, unused and regummed. S.G. 34, £2,800Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1856-58Watermark Large Crown, Perforation 162d. blue, Plate 6, AA, unused without gum; diagonal crease at right though a sound example of this rare stamp and of fresh appearance S.G. 36a, £14,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1856-58Watermark Large Crown, Perforation 141d. pale rose-red block of nine, large part original gum; a few light tone spots, otherwise an attractive multiple. S.G. 39Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1858-762d. blue, Plate 9 FH-GI block of four, unused and regummed. Specialised G2, £2,000Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1858-762d. group (7) comprising blue Plates 7, 8, 9 and 12 and deep blue Plates 13, 14 and 15, all unused, some with part original gum, a few regummed. S.G. 45-47 group, £8,600Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1854 One Penny Red StarsAA-EL block of sixty with experimental 'Frank Ives Scudamore/ Chief Examiner' handstamp. Scudamore was appointed as the chief examiner by the Post Office in 1852. The handstamp was designed to render damaged sheets and stamps so cancelled unusable for postage, this being well illustrated within this block with the lower row of twelve (EA-EL) all damaged to a lesser or greater degree. Fascinating and one of the largest multiples known. Specialised CB Page. 250, £19,000+ . PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms an...

Great Britain1855-62 One Penny Red1d. red-brown on white paper, Plate 45, BF, very clear strike of French Petit Chiffres "1495" cancellation of Le Havre; magnificent. Believed to be the earliest British stamp to bear this cancellation. R.P.S. Certificate (2016). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1864-79 One Penny Red Plate NumbersA mint collection of most plate numbers (no 225) and including some multiples with Plate 79 block of four, Plate 138 block of six, Plate 166 block of six, Plate 185, 191 and 199 horizontal pairs and Plate 202 block of four; chiefly fine and freshSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1864-79 One Penny Red Plate NumbersPlate 96, HA-JC block of nine with large part original gum; horizontal crease affecting the middle strip of three, a few other light natural gum bends. S.G. 43Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1864-79 One Penny Red Plate NumbersPlate 101, FL, variety imperforate, large to very large margins all round, lightly cancelled, very fine and rare. Brandon Certificate (2009). S.G. 44a, £3,200. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1864-79 One Penny Red Plate NumbersPlate 123, SG-TJ block of eight from the foot of the sheet with part inscription, fresh appearance and large part original gumSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1864-79 One Penny Red Plate NumbersPlate 130, FG-IL block of twenty-four from the right of the sheet with part inscription, a particularly fine and fresh multiple with large part original gum, twelve unmounted; lovely fresh colour, exceptional quality. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1864-79 One Penny Red Plate NumbersPlate 131, AE imprimatur from the top of the sheet, without gum as usual, fine and fresh. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1864-79 One Penny Red Plate NumbersPlate 186, BJ, variety imperforate, unused without gum; small stain on reverse at left and top right corner trimmed. Specialised G1h, £4,800+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1864-79 One Penny Red Plate NumbersPlate 192, GG-JL block of twenty-four (4 x 6), large part original gum with the majority unmounted; a few minor gum bendsSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1864-79 One Penny Red Plate NumbersPlate 202, RJ-TL block of nine from the lower right corner of the sheet with plate number, sheet number '239' and part inscription, large part original gum; some perf. separation at right and with a few minor gum wrinkles as usualSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1864-79 One Penny Red Plate NumbersPlate 205, SC-TD block of four from the foot of the sheet with part inscription, large part original gum; some perf. separations in the marginSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1864-79 One Penny Red Plate NumbersPlate 207, OH-TK block of sixteen; some gum bends and tone spots, still an attractive multipleSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1864-79 One Penny Red Plate NumbersPlate 219, DG-EH block of four, unmounted mint; an attractive multiple of this scarce plateSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1864-79 One Penny Red Plate NumbersPlate 220, BI-DL block of twelve, large part original gum with the majority unmountedSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1864-79 One Penny Red Plate NumbersPlate 225, JL, unused and regummed; a few uneven perfs in places, otherwise a well-centred and fresh example of this rare plate. Cat. £3,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1870-74 Three Half PennyRose-red and lake-red (2); part or large part original gum. S.G. 51 and 52, £1,700Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1870-74 Three Half PennyPlate 1, well-centred and with part original gum; a fine example. S.G. 52, £725Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1870-74 Three Half PennyPlate 1, rose-red (8), one variety error of lettering OP-PC for CP-PC, tied by '498' barred oval cancellations and Manchester circular datestamps on 1873 (6 Apr.) envelope to Lisbon, arrival double circle datestamp on reverse; the stamp with error slightly damaged by silverfish (see accompanying Mike Jackson Certificate for details). Very rare. S.G. 53. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1870-74 Three Half Penny1860 Unissued Rosy MauveGE overprinted "specimen" Type 2, unused with some traces of gum; well-centred. Specialised G5s, £2,200. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1870-74 Three Half Penny1860 Unissued Rosy MauveQF, large part original gum; a few short perfs in places. Brandon Certificate (1979). S.G. 53a, £7,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1870-79 Half-PennyPlate I, variety imperforate with watermark inverted and reversed, large even margins, part original gum; fine and rare. R.P.S. Certificate (1977). Specialised G4h from £3,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1870-79 Half-PennyPlate 3, OX-RX vertical pair from the right of the sheet with part inscription and variety imperforate between stamps and margin, large part original gum; horizontal gum bend affecting the lower adhesive. Specialised G4g, S.G. 48, £500+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1870-79 Half-PennyPlate 6, CN-EO block of six, large part original gum; a few stamps with minor paper adhesion to the reverse and some light toning. S.G. 48, £720Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1870-79 Half-PennyPlate 9, OL, large part original gum; a few very minor stain spots though a good example of this rare plate. S.G. 48, £5,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1870-79 Half-PennyPlate 12, CS-DT block of four, large part original gum; natural gum wrinklesSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1870-79 Half-PennyPlate 13, SO-TP block of four, well-centred and with large part original gum; a few split perfs. at right and a couple of short perfs. at lower left, nevertheless a presentable multipleSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1870-79 Half-PennyA mint group on a Hagner page (17) comprising Plates 1, 4, 5 (2), 6, 8 (2), 10 (2), 11 (2), 13, 14 (2), 15, 19 and 20; chiefly good to fine. Cat. £3,700Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1870-79 Half-PennyA duplicated selection of unused with Plates 3, 4 (4), 5 pair and single, 6 (14 including pairs and a block of four), 8 (3), 10 (4), 11 (6), 12 (10 including a block of six), 13 (5 including a strip of four), 14 (9), 15 (5), 19 and 20 (3); condition is typically mixed though the multiples tend to be good to fine. (68)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1870-79 Half-PennyA selection of used with singles and multiples, generally good to fine including fine examples of Plates 8 (4) and 9 plus wrappers used in Scotland (2). A good groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1883 or 1884½d. to 1/- set of ten, part to large part original gum and good colours; 9d. with small wrinkle. S.G. 187-196, £5,000Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1883 or 1884½d. to 1/- set of ten, part to large part original gum. S.G. 187-196, £5,000Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1883 or 1884A much duplicated used selection on Hagner pages with ½d. (12), 1½d. (16), 2d. (8), 2½d. (25), 3d. (23), 4d. (11), 5d. (25), 6d. (16), 9d (6) and 1/- (16); colours generally quite good and several with neat cancellations including c.d.s. (158)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1883 or 18842d. lilac, 9d. and 1/- dull green, all part to large part original gum, typically brown and crackled; generally good though the 9d. and 1/- with minor bends. S.G. 189, 195 and 196, £3,080Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1883 or 18846d. green, AK-DL block of eight cancelled by 1884 Belfast Donegal Square c.d.s. A scarce multiple. S.G. 194, £2,200+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1883 or 18841/- green, AG-CH block of six cancelled by 1885 hooded London c.d.s.; stain spot on AG, BG small tear and a light vertical bend. Good colour and a scarce block. S.G. 196Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1884Watermark Imperial Crowns£1 brown-lilac, OA overprinted "specimen", large part original gum; fresh and fine. S.G. 185s, £2,800. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1884Watermark Imperial Crowns£1 brown-lilac, RA, large part original gum, partially redistributed not affecting the fine appearance of this rare stamp. S.G. 185, £28,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1897-1900 Jubilee IssueAn attractive and valuable selection of mint in singles and multiples with values to 5d. (9), 6d. (4), 9d. (9), 10d. (9), 1/- green (8) and 1/- green and red (8); the majority appear to be part to large part original gum, some creases and other imperfections in places. (124)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1897-1900 Jubilee IssueA group on a Hagner page (32) including 3d. (2), 4½d. block of four with Jubilee lines at right, 5d. (2), 6d (2), 9d., 10d., 1/- dull green and 1/- green and carmine, etc., chiefly fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1897-1900 Jubilee Issue½d. vermilion, imperforate from the top of the sheet, original gum; some light creasing not affecting fine appearance. Specialised K27h, £4,250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1897-1900 Jubilee Issue2d. grey-green and carmine, imperforate imprimatur with original gum, large margins on three sides and cut-into frameline at right; a little creased. Specialised K30, £725Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1897-1900 Jubilee Issue1/- grey-green block of twenty, each cancelled by very crisp strike of "st. andrews/ bath" c.d.s. and attached on piece of parcel label. An exceptional and rare multiple. S.G. 211. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1897-1900 Jubilee Issue£1 green, ID-JD vertical pair from the lower right of the sheet, unmounted mint, very fresh appearance; some light staining in the lower margin only visible on the reverse which does not detract from the vibrant and fine appearance of this superb multiple. S.G. 212, £10,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1897-1900 Jubilee Issue£1 green, DB, unmounted mint, well-centred and of very fresh appearance; fine. Signed E. D(iena) and with his Certificate (1990). S.G. 212, £5,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1897-1900 Jubilee Issue£1 green, IC, part original gum and good colour; lightly creased and with the odd short perf. S.G. 212, £3,500Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1897-1900 Jubilee Issue£1 green, TA, variety broken frame, large part original gum; three vertical creases barely affecting fine appearance. Rare. Specialised K17a, £8,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1897-1900 Jubilee Issue£1 green, TC, very fine used with crisp "paddington/oc 29/94" c.d.s., fresh colour; an exceptional example. S.G. 212, £800. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackV.R. OfficialAH, generally good to large margins, close at right, unused without gum; a little soiled and creased, nevertheless a rare and popular stamp. R.P.S. Certificate (1972). S.G. V1, £20,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackV.R. OfficialLE, close to good margins and with crisp black Maltese Cross cancellation, fine and a great rarity. R.P.S. Certificate (1969). Specialised VR1, £22,500. Photoprovenance:John Langham, Robson Lowe, December 1939Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny Black"The Plating of the Penny Black Postage Stamp of Great Britain, 1840" by Charles Nissen, the set of photographs and the text (without front cover). Invaluable referenceVideo for this Lot is available:- Click 'Read More' below 'Viewing Information' at the top of the screen- Click the link to access 'Virtual Viewing'Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainBookletsKing Edward VII1911 2/-, all panes with watermark upright, perfs. as normal, trimmed on one side, cover fresh and fine. Rare. S.G. BA6, £2,800. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainBookletsKing George V1918 trial booklet, edition 76, orange cover and containing five panes of six blank perforated labels and four interleaves, all with Tidmans Sea Salt/Lockyers Hair Restorer (the fourth interleaf in edition 77); cover a little creased and rubbed. Rare. Specialised App. 2, £2,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainBookletsKing George V1912 2/- without edition number, all panes watermark upright; some perforations clipped as usual, fresh and fine appearance. S.G. BB4, £1,600. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainBookletsKing George V1913 2/- edition 8, all panes watermark upright; some perforations clipped as usual, cover slightly creased at left, otherwise fine. S.G. BB5, £1,300. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainBookletsKing George V1913 2/- edition 9, all panes watermark upright; some perforations clipped as usual, fresh and fine cover. S.G. BB5, £1,300. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainBookletsKing George V1913 (Apr.) 2/- edition 10, all panes watermark upright, perforations as normal, fine and fresh cover. S.G. BB6, £1,300. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainBookletsKing George V1917 (Sept.) 2/- edition 70, all panes watermark upright, fine and fresh with good perforations and clean cover. S.G. 10, £1,350. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainBookletsKing George VI1938 (May) 2/- edition 432, generally fine and fresh with above average perforations. S.G. BD12, £1,100. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainBookletsKing George VI1938 (May) 2/- edition 500, very fine and fresh appearance with above average perforations. S.G. BD12, £1,100. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainBookletsKing George VI1940 (Sept.) 2/6d. edition 11, fine and fresh appearance; some slight ink adhesion to reverse of some panes from the advertising panels. S.G. BD14, £1,700. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainBookletsKing George VI1940 (July) 5/- edition 12, fine and fresh appearance, average perforations; rare. S.G. BD25, £2,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainBookletsKing George VI1940 (July) 5/- edition 14, fine and fresh appearance, average perforations; rare. S.G. BD25, £2,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainBookletsKing George VI1942 (Mar.) 5/- edition 25, fine appearance and with above average perforations; rare. S.G. BD26, £2,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainBookletsKing George VI1942 (Mar.) 5/- edition 36 with unglazed cover, above average perforations; a few tone spots in places, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. BD26/27, £2,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainBookletsCollectionsA collection in six albums in a large box, including an album of earlier complete booklets, highlights of which include 1904 BA1, 1929 BB13, 1936-37 BC2 and BC3, 1940 BD13, etc., a large range of more modern booklets, Prestige types, etc., chiefly fine and a valuable lotVideo for this Lot is available:- Click 'Read More' below 'Viewing Information' at the top of the screen- Click the link to access 'Virtual Viewing'Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainBookletsCollections1935-54 selection (14) including 1935 (Jul.) 3/- edition 315, 1935 (Jul.) 5/- edition 11, 1938 2/- edition 437 (incomplete), 1947 BD4 and BD5, 1951 BD7, 1952 BD8, 1954 BD10 (5); a useful group. S.G. Cat. in excess of £1,400 (excluding incomplete BD12)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainBookletsCollections1965-2017 collection of booklets and Prestige booklets in two cartons, including albums of pre-decimal and decimal QEII, 1969 Stamps for Cooks (stapled) and a later run of Prestige types, largely complete for the period; good to fineVideo for this Lot is available:- Click 'Read More' below 'Viewing Information' at the top of the screen- Click the link to access 'Virtual Viewing'Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainCollections and RangesA collection housed in a large box including an album of early letters with a focus on the London Two-Penny Post including unpaid and pre-paid letters, Sunday Delivery, etc., other albums including 1840 1d. black used (2) and 1840 2d. blue (used), a range of later used Line-Engraved and Surface Printed, QV and EDVII Officials (not all guaranteed), 1902-10 £1 used, KGVI mint with 1939-48 set to £1, 1948 Silver Wedding £1, a range of mainly incomplete booklets and booklet covers, QEII including Wilding sets, Postage Dues, Machins, pre-decimal commemoratives bot...

Great BritainCollctions and Ranges1936-52 mint collection in a stockbook including King Edward VIII issues with cylinder blocks and booklets panes, King George VI with 1937-47 set including booklets panes, watermark varieties, cylinder blocks etc., 1939-48 set to £1, 1941-42 issues with cylinder blocks etc., 1948 Silver Wedding set in blocks of four, 1951 set to £1, some postal stationery etc., chiefly good to fineVideo for this Lot is available:- Click 'Read More' below 'Viewing Information' at the top of the screen- Click the link to access 'Virtual Viewing'Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Pr...

Great BritainCollections and RangesA small box containing early letters and covers in three cover albums including 1695 entire letter sent by private carrier to "The Right Honourable John Moors at his house in Mincing Lane...", a range of pre-stamp entires with various markings, some better noted including two-line town Penny Post handstamps, 1840 Mulready one penny letter sheets unused and used (3), Mulready 1d. envelopes used and unused, 2d. envelope unused, 1873 large embossed Valentine envelope bearing 1864 1d. red, 1890 Jubilee of Penny Postage envelopes mint and used, Postal Stationery...

Great BritainCollections and Ranges1960-2014 used collection in three boxes including several albums of first day covers, largely complete for the period, albums of other covers and envelopes, a fairly complete run of all used issues including some phosphor varieties, etc.; chiefly good to fineVideo for this Lot is available:- Click 'Read More' below 'Viewing Information' at the top of the screen- Click the link to access 'Virtual Viewing'Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainCollections and RangesThe balance of a collection in five large boxes including three albums of Dover postal history with early letters, Ship Letters with various markings and handstamps, other albums with mint and used QV, EDVII, QEII, etc., a further selection of mint and used, loose, used on cover, a large number of better philatelic reference books, unused Lindner pages and plastic sleeves, etc.; a huge range with viewing highly recommendedVideo for this Lot is available:- Click 'Read More' below 'Viewing Information' at the top of the screen- Click the link to access 'Virtu...

Great BritainCollections and Ranges1952-2017 collection of mint presentation packs, largely complete and housed in three large cartons, high face value; fine and unmounted mintVideo for this Lot is available:- Click 'Read More' below 'Viewing Information' at the top of the screen- Click the link to access 'Virtual Viewing'Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainCollections and RangesA huge all reigns unused and used collection of Postal Stationery in large albums and loose, housed in two large cartons, including with postcards, envelopes, registered envelopes (one Q.V. 2d. handstamped "cancelled"), cards (one Admiralty ½d. unused), letter cards, etc., some overprinted "specimen" and with good ranges of the modern issues; a very interesting and fascinating lot for the specialist with viewing highly recommendedVideo for this Lot is available:- Click 'Read More' below 'Viewing Information' at the top of the screen- Click the link to access...

Great BritainCollections and RangesA chiefly used collection of mainly Line Engraved issues including 1840 1d. black (9, various Plates) including two used on covers, two used on large pieces, a horizontal pair and three singles, a group of 1841 1d. red-brown Plate 10 (8) and Surface Printed 1862-64 9d. bistre overprinted "specimen"; mixed condition though a useful groupVideo for this Lot is available:- Click 'Read More' below 'Viewing Information' at the top of the screen- Click the link to access 'Virtual Viewing'Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms...

Great BritainCollections and RangesA group of mainly First Day Covers and postcards (26) including 1924 Wembley Exhibition 1d. tied on postcard by machine cancellation and Empire Exhibition c.d.s. (23.4) alongside, 1929 (10 May) U.P.U. ½d. to 2½d. tied by machine cancellation to Haberdashers School envelope, 1934 Photogravure group of covers (8) with values to 9d., 1938 (31.1) 2d. and 3d. envelopes, 1939 (1.5) registered envelope to Austria bearing 9d., 10d. and 1/- tied by c.d.s., 1948 (1.10) £1 brown on envelope sent registered to London, 1948 Silver Wedding £1, QEII including 1955 (1.9) en...

Great BritainCollections and Ranges1960-2017 mint collection housed in three cartons with a largely complete mint range for the period and including some pre-decimal and decimal errors and varieties, two albums of Smiler sheets including the rare 'Consignia' Christmas sheets (both), Postal Congress commemorative books including Vienna 1964, some complete sheets of commemorative issues, a box containing six pre-printed albums complete to 2016, etc.; a huge range in chiefly good to fine conditionVideo for this Lot is available:- Click 'Read More' below 'Viewing Information' at the top of the s...

Great BritainCollections and RangesThe balance of an enormous collection in three boxes including some early letters and entires, pre-decimal QEII with De la Rue and Bradbury Wilkinson Castles sets, Wildings with booklet panes, other multiples, watermark varieties, etc., more modern QEII with high face value, a huge range of First Day Covers including some earlier KGV and KGVI and then largely complete to late 2000's, a large range of new issues, three albums of mainly used Empire and World, etc., condition generally good to fine and with enormous catalogue valueVideo for this Lot is available...

Great BritainCollections and Ranges1953-2014 mint and used collection in sixteen albums and stockbooks housed in two cartons, including 1955-58 Castles 2/6d. to £1 mint both Waterlow and De La Rue printings, all Wilding Definitive sets mint, 1959-68 Castles 2/6d to £1 De La Rue printing, most definitive and commemorative sets to 2014 mint and used including pre-decimal issues with and without phosphor, miniature sheets, First Day Covers including some earlier better ones noted, Regionals, etc., a huge collection with the more modern mint having values to £5. Viewing essentialVideo for this Lo...

Great BritainCollections and Ranges1840-51 mint collection in a very well-filled album, including 1840 1d. black (3, faults), 1841 1d. red-brown, 1841 2d. blue, 1854-57 1d. reds and 2d. blues, 1864-79 Plate numbers 71-224, Plate 146 corner marginal block of six, 1870-79 ½d. (21, including a pair, no Plate 9), 1855-57 with 4d., 6d. and 1/-, 1862-64 with 3d., 4d. and 9d., 1865-67 with 3d., 4d., 6d . 9d. and 1/-, 1867-80 with 3d., 6d. (3), 9d. and 1/-, 1872-73 6d. (2), 1873-80 with 2½d. (2), 3d. (2), 4d. sage-green, 6d. (2), etc., 1880-83 with values to 1/-, 1883-84 set to 1/-, 1883-84 high val...

Great BritainCollections and Ranges1840-1972 used collection housed in a very well-filled album including 1840 1d. black (16, including watermark inverted and some used on cover), 1840 2d. blue (9), 1841 1d. red-brown with numbers in Maltese Cross 1-12, 1847 Embossed with 6d., 10d. and 1/- each in a pair (faults) and single examples and 1/- used on front, Later Line-Engraved with 1841 2d. blues with numbers in Maltese Cross 1-12, 1870-79 ½d. rose Plates 1-20, 1870-74 OP-PC error (faults), 1864-79 1d. rose-red Plates 71-225, a huge range of Surface Printed issues including values to £1, Stock...

Great BritainIllustrated EnvelopesThomas White, The "Moll Roony" Broadsheet 1d. caricature, unused with some minor folds; attractive. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainIllustrated EnvelopesJ. Valentine "Blessed are the Peace makers" (used in 1951!) and "Universal Brotherhood", A. Myers "Ocean Penny Postage" (rare) envelopes; good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainIllustrated EnvelopesSouthgate numbers 2 and 3 (2, one on blue paper), Fores's number 10, Valentine Anti-Slavery and All Nations, unused Deraedemaeker reprints; fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainIllustrated Envelopes"Thackery" lithographed caricature and the "Lord Holland" forgery of the Mulready 1d. envelope; fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1911 Coronation Post, London to WindsorOlive-green card addressed by and to W.G. Kirkwood (G.P.O. representative at the Hendon Inauguration of the Aerial Post), bearing ½d. with Windsor Die 2 cancellation of 16 September and with Cricklewood c.d.s. (18.9) alongside; fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1911 Coronation Post, London to WindsorBrown emergency printing postcard from the envelope printing plate and with printed message from the organising committee, bearing ½d. with Windsor, Die 2 cancellation of 16 September; fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1911 Coronation Post, London to WindsorViolet privilege card, prepared for Windham and signed by him; punch hole at left covered by an uncancelled ½d.. The only recorded unused card. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1911 Coronation Post, London to WindsorViolet privilege card, written on the wrong side, bearing Edward ½d. on the message side with London Die 1 cancellation of September 9; minor wrinkles.Very few known used in this way. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1911 Coronation Post, Advertising CardsHedges & Butler card to South Africa bearing 1d. with London Die I cancellation of 9 September 1911; small tear at rightSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1911 Coronation Post, Windsor to LondonViolet privilege card bearing ½d. with Windsor Die 1 cancellation of 16 September 1911; a little soiled or stained. Scarce. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1911 Coronation Post, Windsor to LondonOlive-green envelope (with post card insert) to Colonel Peters (Secretary of the Aerial Post Committee), bearing 1d. with Windsor, Die 2 cancellation of 16 September; fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1911 Coronation Post, Windsor to LondonViolet privilege mail envelope addressed in the hand of D. Lewis-Poole to the editor of the Daily Telegraph, bearing 1d. with Die 1 datestamp of 16 September; excellent condition. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1911 Coronation Post, EphemeraRed Invitation Card, number 292, to the September 9 Hendon Inauguration, to Alexander J. Sefi (editor of the G.B. Philatelic Journal and a partner in the firm of Sefi & Pemberton, famous stamp dealers at the time); very fine. PhotoNote: Alexander Sefi was a distant cousin of Michael Sefi, the current keeper of the Royal stamp CollectionSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1911 Coronation Post, EphemeraSpecial violet Christmas card depicting Gustav Hamel beside a posting box, produced by Francis Field to promote their Aerial Post book which was produced in 1935. Most unusualSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great BritainKing George V Issues1911 engraver's sketch die for unissued 3d. in bartolozzi brown with white background to head and shaded upper corners, endorsed "Bartolozzi Brown M.B/90". Very rare. Photoprovenance:Hassan ShaidaSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1911-36 mint collection in a stockbook including 1911-12 including shades and multiples, also ½d. green used on First U.K. Aerial flight Postcard, 1912 including multiples as large as six with plate numbers, shades, inverted watermarks, etc., 1912-24 set to 1/- and including a colour trial, multiples, shades, watermark varieties, etc., 1913 Multiple Cypher ½d. (2) and 1d., a range of Seahorses including 1913 Waterlow 2/6d., (2) and 10/- indigo blue, 1915 De La Rue 2/6d (2) and 5/- (2), 1918 Bradbury Wilkinson with 2/6d (3), 5/- and 10/- (3), 1924-26 set to 1/-...

Great BritainKing George V Issues1912 watermark Multiple Cypher, 1d. bright scarlet imperforate horizontal pair with sheet margin at left, original gum. S.G. 350b, £450Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1912-24 Watermark Royal Cypher1d. orange-vermilion block of six (3x2), marginal from the right of the sheet, mint with all but the first stamp remaining unmounted. Fine. R.P.S. Certificate (1991). Specialised N16 (15), £975Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1912-24 Watermark Royal Cypher1d. scarlet-vermilion block of four, unmounted mint; few minor bends though attractive. R.P.S. Certificate (2019). S.G. 361, Spec. M16(14), £500+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1912-24 Watermark Royal Cypher1d. scarlet block of six with interpanneau margin, variety varnish ink, mint and mounted in the margin only; a stunning multiple and a great rarity. R.P.S. Certificate (1987). Specialised N16(g), £18,000+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1912-24 Watermark Royal Cypher2½d. dull Prussian blue in distinct pale shade, unmounted mint and very fresh. Copy of R.P.S. Certificate (2017) when this stamp was position three in a strip of three. S.G. N21(17), £1,850. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1912-24 Watermark Royal CypherA balance collection on stock pages comprising a range of values and shades mostly in control blocks, offered together with a number of certificates. Some items clearly colour affected or forged and as such the group is offered on its merits, nevertheless a wide range of shades and would repay careful sortingSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Watermark Multiple Cypher½d. green marginal block of four, large part original gum. Scarce as a block of four. S.G. 397, Spec. N15b, £1,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Watermark Multiple Cypher1d. scarlet block of four from the right of the sheet, large part original gum, the lower pair remaining unmounted. Scarce as a block. S.G. 398, Spec. N17a, £2,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great BritainKing Edward VII Issues1901 6d. stamp-size 'paste-up' essay with simulated perforations for the 'Jubilee' issue in purple and rose-red, mounted on card. Fine and a wonderful showpiece with only a small number known in private hands. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainKing Edward VII Issues1902-10 De La Rue2/6d. die proof in black on white card (92 x 60mm.), marked "after hardening" and dated "12 nov. 01". Fine and scarce. Photoprovenance:"Minoru"Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainKing Edward VII Issues1902-10 De La Rue5/- bright carmine plate proof on poor quality buff paper, a block of four from the upper right of the sheet; unused without gum as always. Few blocks exist. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing Edward VII Issues1902-10 De La Rue10/- ultramarine, unmounted mint, good colour and fine. S.G. 265, £2,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing Edward VII Issues1902-10 De La Rue£1 dull blue-green with 1/- dull green and carmine, tied to small piece by crisp 'registered ' oval cancellations; fine. S.G. 257, 266. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing Edward VII Issues1902-10 De La Rue£1 dull blue-green, a used example from the lower right of the sheet, cancelled by a crisp and central strike of 'guernsey/ 23 my/ 11' c.d.s.; a superb and exceptional example. S.G. 266. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing Edward VII V Issues1911 Harrison 1d. aniline pink tied on small piece by Manchester c.d.s.; one short perf., otherwise fine. S.G. 275, £400+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing Edward VII Issues1911-13 Somerset House5/- carmine, unmounted mint; fine. S.G. 308, £875. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing Edward VII Issues1911-13 Somerset House5/- carmine, unmounted mint from the foot of the sheet; fine. S.G. 318, £875. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing Edward VII Issues1911-13 Somerset House10/- blue, well cancelled by 1912 Guernsey c.d.s., fine. S.G. 319, £600Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing Edward VII IssuesCollections and RangesA collection of low values including sets (2) to 1/- with part to large part original gum, additional 10d. and 1/-, ½d. with St. Andrews Cross (2) and in a booklet pane of six (no margin), also basic set used (2) plus some Harrison printings; mixed printers, generally good to fine. (80)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing Edward VII IssuesCollections and RangesA collection in a small stockbook with shades including 1d. aniline pink pair, 1911-13 Somerset House with values to 5/- and including shades and varieties, Officials including Government Parcels with 1902 6d. and 9d. (both with R.P.S. Certificates), Royal Household ½d. green and 1d. scarlet (2), 1903 Admiralty Officials with Type O10 2½d. ultramarine and 3d. dull purple on orange-yellow, etc., a useful collection in chiefly good to fine conditionVideo for this Lot is available:- Click 'Read More' below 'Viewing Information' at the top...

Great BritainKing George V Issues1924-26 Watermark Block Cypher½d. yellow-green block of four marginal from the foot of the sheet, variety no watermark, unmounted mint; top left stamp with very minor gum bend, otherwise fine and very rare, being one of only two blocks known. R.P.S. Certificate (1993). S.G. 418c, Specialised. N33(6)ga, £24,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great BritainKing George V Issues1929 Postal Union Congress½d., 1d. and 1½d. imperforate imprimaturs, each marginal from the foot of the sheet with filing punch hole in margin and 'bpma' handstamp on reverse; fine unmounted mint, very rare. Specialised, £20,000. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1929 Postal Union Congress£1 black, large part original gum; a few very light tone spots on reverse. S.G. 438, £750. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1929 Postal Union Congress£1 black, large part original gum, fresh and fine. S.G. 438, £750. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1929 Postal Union Congress£1 black from the right of the sheet tied by 'registered/ london chief office, e.c.1' oval handstamp on 1929 (31 May) envelope registered from London to Paris with a further strike on the reverse alongside Paris arrival datestamp. An attractive and clean cover, being an early usage within the first month on issue. S.G. 438. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1934-36 Photogravure1½d. red-brown horizontal pair, variety imperforate, large part original gum. S.G. 441a, £1,250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1935 Silver JubileeThe set of five imperforate 1½d. essays in the accepted design in green, scarlet, red-brown, ultramarine and Prussian blue, mounted on card (80 x 173mm.) endorsed in the upper left corner "HM's Choice", the upper right corner numbered '4', and with the proposed denomination on the right of each colour. A very fine showpiece set of essays. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great BritainKing George V Issues1935 Silver Jubilee2½d. Prussian blue horizontal pair from the left of the sheet; mounted in the margin only leaving the stamps unmounted and very fresh. A majestic and rare multiple of this classic stamp. B.P.A. Certificate (2007) when part of a block of four. S.G. 456a, £30,000. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow2/6d. rough plate proof in brown on buff paper, a block of four with good to very large margins. Specialised £900+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow2/6d. plate proof in green on thick glazed card, a horizontal pair from the upper left of the sheet, fine and a very rare positional multiple. Specialised £11,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow2/6d. imperforate colour trial in ultramarine on unwatermarked ungummed paper, good to large margins. Very rare. Specialised £5,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow2/6d. deep sepia-brown overprinted 'specimen', large part original gum, fine and scarce. S.G. 399s, £650Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow2/6d. very deep 'Vandyke' brown, unmounted mint, a very fine and attractive rich shade. Brandon Certificate (2010). Specialised N64 (11), £3,250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow5/- rose-carmine overprinted 'specimen', large part original gum and well-centred; a few gum bends. S.G. 401s, £950Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow5/- rose-carmine, well-centred and with very fresh colour, centrally struck with 'guernsey/1 au/14' cancellation; a superb example. S.G. 401. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow10/- indigo-blue, fairly well-centred and with part original gum, a few shortish perfs. at left. S.G. 402, £1,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow10/- indigo-blue, lightly mounted mint and well-centred. S.G. 402, £1,000Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow10/- indigo (deep intense shade) block of four, each stamp with neat Jersey datestamp for '15 sp 13', well-centred and a magnificent block. Brandon Certificate (2020). Specialised N69 (2), £2,300++. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow£1 green overprinted “specimen” type 26, large part original gum, fresh colour; a couple of faint toning spots, otherwise fine. Specialised N72t, £3,250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow£1 green, unused with part redistributed gum, well-centred and of fresh colour. S.G. 403, £2,800. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow£1 green, large part original gum and good colour; some short perfs. in places. S.G. 403, £2,800. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow£1 green vertical pair with 2/6d. and 1912-24 5d. pair on Parcel Post label, individually cancelled by neat Jersey datestamps for '15 oc 14', a fine and very attractive item, S.G. 383, 400, 403. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow£1 green right-hand marginal vertical pair cancelled by Guernsey datestamp for '2 sp 13', a very fine and attractive early usage. Nussbaum-Bisser Certificate (1964). S.G. 403, £2,800++. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow£1 green well-centred example cancelled by crisp london/ c.t.o.' telegraph cancellation; a few very minor tone spots, otherwise fresh and fine. S.G. 403, £1,400. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow£1 green, cancelled by Guernsey date stamp for '11 au 13', well-centred and an attractive very early usage, S.G. 403, £1,400. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow£1 deep green, fresh with large part original gum, fresh colour, well-centred and very scarce so fine. Specialised N72 (2), £4,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow£1 deep green, an intense bright shade with large part original gum, fresh colour and very fine. Most attractive. Brandon Certificate (2017). Specialised N72 (2), £4,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow£1 deep green of intense colour, neat centrally struck Guernsey datestamp for '17 jy 15', well-centred and an exceptional stamp. Brandon Certificate (2018). Specialised N72 (2), £2,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow£1 deep green, fresh colour and neatly cancelled by Jersey datestamp for '16 mr 14', well-centred and a stunning item. Brandon Certificate (2018). Specialised N72 (2), £2,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow£1 dull blue green, fresh appearance and with large part original gum; short perfs. at lower left. S.G. 404, £2,800. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow£1 dull blue-green and 10/- indigo blue used on small piece individually cancelled by Guernsey datestamp for '24 ju 15', fine and very scarce. S.G. 402, 404. £2,075+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow£1 dull blue-green block of four with London datestamp for '11 nov 16', fresh colour; a few tone spots, otherwise fine. One of the very few blocks known. Brandon Certificate (2005). S.G 404, £7,200. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow£1 dull blue-green block of four with light unclear datestamps; a few minor imperfections as expected for a such multiple, nevertheless a very rare block. S.G 404, £7,200. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1915 De la Rue2/6d. grey-brown imprimatur block of four from the upper right corner of the sheet, stamps unmounted, mounted in margin only by the Post Office, "bpma" handstamps on reverse. A magnificent and very rare multiple. S.G. 407 var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1915 De la Rue2/6d. yellow-brown left margin block of four, variety watermark inverted, unmounted with fresh gum. A superb and rare block. S.G. 406wi, £7,200++. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1915 De la Rue2/6d. cinnamon-brown, fresh with large part original gum, very fine. Brandon Certificate (2018). Specialised N64 (9), £2,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1915 De la Rue2/6d. cinnamon-brown in pale shade, large part original gum; faint bend at lower right though a scarce shade. Brandon Certificate (2021). Specialised N64(9), £2,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1915 De la Rue5/- pale carmine (worn plate) vertical strip of four, lightly cancelled, nicely centred and scarce so fine. A delightful multiple of this scarce shade. Brandon Certificate (2007). Specialised N67 (3), £2,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1915 De la Rue5/- carmine vertical pair cancelled by Guernsey datestamp for '14 FE 17', an attractive deep shade and very fine. S.G. Specialised N67 (1), £800+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great BritainKing George V Issues1915 De la Rue10/- blue, well-centred and very lightly mounted mint. R.P.S. Certificate (1983). S.G. 412, £3,250. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1915 De la Rue10/- bright 'Cambridge' blue, large part original gum; some shortish perfs. though a good example of this difficult stamp. R.P.S. Certificate (1976). Specialised N70(3), £9,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1915 De la Rue10/- pale blue, large part original gum; trace of a vertical bend at left and a few shortish perfs., otherwise fine. Specialised N70 (4), £3,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1915 De la Rue10/- deep (intense) bright blue left marginal example, unmounted mint (mounted in margin only), fresh colour; a couple of short perforations, otherwise very fine. Brandon Certificate (2017). Specialised N70 (5), £8,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1915 De la Rue10/- deep (intense) bright blue, lightly mounted mint, a fine example of this difficult shade. Brandon Certificate (2017), S.G. Specialised N70 (5), £8,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1915 De la Rue10/- bright blue, mint with the barest trace of a hinge mark, fairly centred and a choice example of this rare shade, R.P.S. Certificate (2014). Specialised N70 (7), £3,750. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great BritainKing George V Issues1918-19 Bradbury, Wilkinson2/6d. olive brown experimental printing on Royal Cypher sideways and reversed watermark, a block of eight (4x2) overprinted "cancelled" (Type 24) being the top two rows of the sheet with sheet margins, R.1/3 showing evidence of major re-entry; five stamps unmounted mint, the remainder lightly mounted with faint gum wrinkles throughout as to be expected. Fine and exceptionally rare. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1918-19 Bradbury, Wilkinson2/6d. olive-brown used in combination with 1912-4 2½d. blue, both tied by 'threadneedle st. b.o./ e.c.' c.d.s. on 1919 (6 Dec.) envelope to Paris, further despatch strike on reverse alongside Paris arrival markings, 'air mail/ express' handstamps in red to front and reverse; a scarce cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1918-19 Bradbury, Wilkinson2/6d. reddish-brown tied by 'wilton road/ hudson's place' branch office c.d.s. on 1934 (30 Nov.) envelope to Wick, Scotland paying the 'Railex' air express service rate, 'ras/ 3d. paid' boxed cachet alongside; also 1935 (2 Dec) envelope to London bearing 1934 Photogravure 1½d. brown tied by Glasgow c.d.s and with 'ras/ 3d. paid' alongside and offered with c.1960's G.P.O. 'Railex' Postal Notice in very fine condition; an attractive pair. Photo for the firstSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms a...

Great BritainKing George V Issues1918-19 Bradbury, Wilkinson2/6d. brown cancelled by Hyde Park Corner Leeds datestamp, fine, S.G. Specialised N65. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1918-19 Bradbury, Wilkinson5/- rose red vertical pair both cancelled by the boxed 'gough island' Shackleton-Rowett Expedition cachet together with a single strike of the 's-r. atlantic/ expedition' c.d.s.; very fine. PhotoNote: Stamps bearing these cancellations were distributed as souvenirs to the crew of the expedition ship 'Quest'. Only forty examples of the 5/- value were supplied to the expedition and only half were to receive both handstamps.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1918-19 Bradbury, Wilkinson10/- blue block of eight (4x2) with margins on either side, light c.d.s. cancellations and tied on large piece; a very fine and exceptional multiple. Specialised N71(1). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1918-19 Bradbury, Wilkinson10/- dull blue vertical strip of six from the top of the sheet with light Guernsey cancellations; fine and scarce. R.P.S. Certificate (2000). Specialised N71(1). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1918-19 Bradbury, Wilkinson10/- "Steel blue" block of twelve with 'wilton road/ hudson's place s.w.1' circular datestamps; possibly the largest used block in existence and very fine. Brandon Certificate (2016). Specialised N71(3). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1918-19 Bradbury, WilkinsonA duplicated selection of used, most with c.d.s. cancellations, comprising 2/6d. (28), 5/- (28) and 10/- (26), includes Constantinople datestamps on 5/- (3) and 10/- (2). Fair to fine. (82)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1918-19 Bradbury, WilkinsonA selection of used with 2/6d. (74) and 5/- (8); most appear good to fine with several c.d.s. including Constantinople (2) and an unusual roller cancellation. Condition a little mixed in places. (82)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V IssuesA group of Seahorse high values (23) with Waterlow 10/- (2) and £1 used, De la Rue values to 10/- (2) used and Bradbury, Wilkinson with 2/6d. and 5/- (2) mint and used values to 10/- (4); condition a little mixedSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainLine Engraved Essays and Proofs1936 reprint of the 1840 engine turned trial in dark blue mounted within a half leather bound copy of the 'Supplement to Line-Engraved Stamps of Great Britain', E.D. Bacon, comprising a 1929 supplement titled 'Line-Engraved Postage Stamps of Great Britain' and a 1936 supplement titled 'Essays, Proofs, Colour Trials and Re-Prints of the Line-Engraved Postage Stamps of Great Britain' in which the trial is mounted. The bottom left corner has small bend from corner mount, otherwise fine and attractive. S.G. Spec. DP9cSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premiu...

Great BritainOfficialsInland RevenueA group on a Hagner page (9) including 1882-1901 6d. grey and 1887-92 1/- green with R.P.S. Certificate (1979), etc.; not guaranteed and is sold on their meritsSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsInland Revenue1882-1901 6d. grey Plate 18 and 1891-1900 Government Parcels 2d. grey-green and carmine, both overprinted "specimen", unused without gum. S.G. O4s and O70s, £625Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsInland Revenue1884-88 1/- dull green, pulled perf. at lower right, light horizontal crease and a little faded; unused with redistributed gum, still a presentable example of this rare Official. Wenvoe Certificate (2021). S.G. O7, £6,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsInland Revenue1884-88 5/- rose, Registered oval cancellation; creased and with a tiny perf. tear at upper right, still a sound example. Wenvoe Certificate (2021). S.G. O9, £2,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsInland Revenue1884-88 5/- rose with overprint in blue-black, unused without gum; a good example of this rare stamp. Wenvoe Certificate (2021). S.G. O9b, £14,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsInland Revenue1884-88 10/- ultramarine, with overprint in blue-black, used by central strike of 'accounts branch' oval datestamp; small repaired tear at lower right. Wenvoe Certificate (2021). S.G. O10b, £4,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsInland Revenue1887-92 £1 green, HC, unmounted mint; horizontal crease at top, otherwise an attractive example of this rare high value. R.P.S. Certificate (1988). S.G. O16, £12,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsInland Revenue1902-04 2½d. ultramarine, two used examples. Wenvoe Certificates (2021) for both. S.G. O22, £550Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsOffice of Works1896-1902 ½d. vermilion and ½d. blue-green (plate flaw under Queen's eye), part to large part original gum, the latter with minor bend, otherwise fine. Wenvoe Certificates for both (2020). S.G. O31, O32, £825Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsOffice of Works1896-1902 ½d. vermilion. ½d. blue-green, 1d. lilac and forged 5d. dull purple and blue and 10d. dull purple and carmine; chiefly fine with part to large part original gum. S.G. O31-O33, £1,300+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsOffice of Works1896-1902 5d. dull purple and blue, Wiseman variety (OW17) 1st 'o', used with part c.d.s.; slightly thinned and faded. Wenvoe Certificate (2021). S.G. O34 var.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsOffice of Works1896-1902 10d. dull purple and carmine strip of three with interpanneau margins at top and left, each overprinted "specimen" type 16, fine and mounted in the margins only; a very rare multiple. S.G. O35s, £7,800+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsOffice of Works1896-02 10d. dull purple and carmine, tied to small piece; fine and scarce. B.P.A. Certificate (1986). S.G. O35, £2,250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsOffice of Works1902-03 1d. scarlet, large part original gum. Wenvoe Certificate (2021). S.G. O37, £575Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsOffice of Works1902-03 2d. yellowish green and carmine-red tied to small piece of official stationery by part c.d.s. Fine. Wenvoe Certificate (2019). S.G. O38, £450+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsArmy OfficialA group on a Hagner page (17) with ½d. vermilion, 1d. lilac and 6d. purple on rose-red blocks of four, mint. S.G. O41-O45 group, £650+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsGovernment Parcels1883-86 1½d. lilac, 6d. dull green and 9d. dull green, part to large part original gum; some minor creasing and light soiling in places. Wenvoe (2021) Certificate for each. S.G. O61-63, £6,650Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsGovernment Parcels1883-86 6d. dull green, lightly used, slightly faded, and 9d. dull green, rather heavy cancellation and a little soiled. Wenvoe Certificates (2021) for both. S.G. O62 and O63, £2,600Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsGovernment Parcels1883-86 1/- orange-brown Plate 13, variety dot to left of 't', large part original gum; slightly soiled. Wenvoe Certificate (2021). S.G. O64b, £2,750, PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsGovernment ParcelsA group on a Hagner page (10) including 1887-90 1/- dull green, 1891-1900 2d. grey-green and carmine (2), 4½d. green and carmine and 1/- green and carmine; chiefly fine and with fresh appearance, part to large part original gum. Not guaranteed and sold as seen. S.G. O65-O72, £3,300+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsGovernment Parcels1887-90 1½d. dull purple and pale green, 2d. grey-green and carmine and 1902 2d. yellowish green and carmine-red; part to large part original gum. Wenvoe Certificates for each (2021). S.G. O65, O70, O75, £645Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsGovernment Parcels1891 (20 Feb.) O.H.M.S. 'stationery office publications' large part parcel label bearing 1887-90 9d. dull purple and blue pair tied by 'g.p.o. depot' double circle rubber handstamps, signed 't.w. pigott' at upper left and endorsed 'Per Parcel Post' at lower left, Parcel Post handstamp to foot; very fine and incredibly rare used thus. S.G. O67. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsGovernment Parcels1902 9d. dull purple and ultramarine; large part original gum and fine. Wenvoe Certificate (2021) S.G. O77, £650Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsGovernment Parcels1902 1/- dull green and carmine, fresh appearance and large part original gum. B.P.A. Certificate (1979). S.G. O78, £1,350. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsBoard of Education1902 1/- dull green and carmine, small part original gum; tiny thin at upper left, a little creased and toned. Wenvoe Certificate (2021). S.G. O78, £1,350Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsBoard of Education1902 5d. dull purple and blue, used; minor trace of a bend at top left, otherwise sound. Wenvoe Certificate (2019). S.G. O81, £1,500Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsBoard of Education1902 5d. dull purple and blue, slight foxing to top perforations, used. Wenvoe Certificate (2021). S.G. O81, £1,500Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsBoard of Education1902-04 ½d. blue-green and 1d. scarlet; both with large part original gum. Wenvoe Certificate (2021) for the latter. S.G. O83 and O84, £360Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsBoard of Education1902-04 2½d. ultramarine, central London c.d.s., fine. Wenvoe Certificate (2021). S.G. O85, £475Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsAdmiralty1903 2d. yellowish-green and carmine-red, overprinted Type 10; small part original gum. S.G. O104, £350Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsAdmiralty1903-04 2½d. ultramarine, Type 11 overprint, 'sheerness' c.d.s.; thinned at upper left corner. Wenvoe Certificate (2021). S.G. O111, £950Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsSelections1880-81 1d. lilac 'i. r. official', 'govt. parcels' and 'o.w. official' with large stop after 'o'; part original gum. Wenvoe Certificate (2021) for the third (S.G. L33a). S.G. O3, O69 and L33a, £700+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsSelectionsA mint and used balance of a Queen Victoria and King Edward VII Reference Collection (100's) including a huge range with pink B.P.A. Certificates and others with forged or dubious overprints, some genuine and including multiples, etc.; ideal for the specialistVideo for this Lot is available:- Click 'Read More' below 'Viewing Information' at the top of the screen- Click the link to access 'Virtual Viewing'Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainOfficialsSelections1882-1903 unused group on album pages (63), including 1882-1901 Inland Revenue to 10/-, Office of Works with values to 10d., Army Official to 6d., Government Parcels to 1/- and with some varieties, Royal Household and Admiralty to 3d.; many assumed forgeries, a good group for study and sold on its meritsSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1710 Postal Order Act of Parliament, printed 1745 over thirty pages, titled "An Act of establishing a General Post Office for all Her Majesty's Dominions, and for settling a Weekly Sum out of the Revenues thereof, for the Service of the War, and other Her Majesty's Occasions" detailing rates and postal regulations. An important documentVideo for this Lot is available:- Click 'Read More' below 'Viewing Information' at the top of the screen- Click the link to access 'Virtual Viewing' Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Co...

(x) Great BritainPostal History1711 (20 Jun.) Exemplification under the seal of the Common Pleas on vellum of a recovery suffered between Robert Coleman and William Lloyd, demandants and John Curtis, tenant, concerning the manor of Halys and the advowson of Testerton church in Norfolk, portrait of Queen Anne by Jane Nutting in initial letterSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainPostal History1732 (20 Apr.) wrapper from Delaware with a fine strike of London Bishop mark '27/se' on reverse, datelined 'Mr. Becket of Lewis', landed on the south coast of England thus the 4d. rate to London and charged '1 N 5', being 1/5d. for the quadruple 4d. per ½oz. rate plus the 1d. ship letter rate, fine and attractiveSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainPostal History1813 (3 Feb.) entire letter carried by private ship "Cartel" from Philadelphia to London, a mother writes to her son in London during the 'War of 1812', the letter details in part "...As to our war and the state of our country, I must leave you to get information from more able politicians than myself...", fine strike of London "foreign" datestamp on the reverse, a fascinating letter. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainPostal HistoryUndated entire wrapper to the 'Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Rochester at the Deanery, Westminster' showing Government Penny Post 'penny post paid /g /??' and additional time stamp; also 1814 stately entire from William Greenwell of Newcastle to 'His Highness Prince Augustus, Hereditary Prince of Holstein Oldenburg, London' with some suggestion that the sender may have been the Prussian AmbassadorSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1825 (11 June) entire from Havana to London with very fine red step type "ship letter/devonport" on front and another on reverse damaged by seal, rated "1/7" (6d. ship letter fee, 2d. Captains gratuity and 11d. inland postage), 1841 (29 Oct.) entire letter from Demerara to Liverpool with step type "portsmouth/ship letter" on reverse, with interesting contents referring to Rum, Canes and includes "..most estates are getting out of negas...."; good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1835 (3 Dec.) long entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to London, on reverse a very fine strike of the framed "Guernsey/Ship Letter", rated "1/9" (8d. carriers fee, 3d. cross Channel fee and 10d. inland charge); fine. An interesting letter commenting on local politics and listing shipping movements and a trading statement blaming low activity on internal political problems. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1840 (10 Jan.) the first day of the Uniform Penny Postage entire letter to Liverpool with framed red greenock/ja 10 a/1840" and "1" in the same colour alongside, interesting contents including "... the 10th. a memorable day to pay your Penny Postage...." and a comment regarding £20,000 per annum loss of revenue by the Post Office; fine and a valuable insight into the effect of this key day in Postal History. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1840 (6 May) stampless entire from Arbroath to Edinburgh with 'arbroath/my 6/1840' and 'paid' boxed handstamps in black and 'paid/7 May m/1840' c.d.s. in red; lovely qualitySubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1840 (6 May) entire letter endorsed 'O.H.M.S.' at upper right from Treasury Chambers to Worcester, fine strike of crowned 'paid/6 my/1840' circular datestamp in red to face; had the 1840 Official 'V.R.' 1d. black been adopted by this point it may have been used on this letter. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1840 (6 May) stampless entire complete with contents from Turriff to Aberdeen with boxed turriff/ my 6/ 1840 on reverse and fine strike of circular paid/at/turriff' on face; a handsome entireSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1840 (6 May) and (9 May) stampless entires from Edinburgh to Kirriemuir, part of the same correspondence and both with an excellent strike of 'paid at edinburgh/ may 6/ 1840' in red; very fine and fresh, superb qualitySubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1841 (4 June) entire letter to Gloucestershire bearing 1841 1d. red Plate 1b, QH , with good to very large margins all round, tied by crisp Cranbrook Maltese Cross in black, Morton in Marsh and Cranbrook double-arc d.s. on reverse. Very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1841 (19 July) entire letter from Buenos Ayres to London with good "packet letter/devonport" in red, rated "2/3", London arrival datestamp of 28 Oct. on the reverse; light filing fold crosses the Packet Letter marking, otherwise fine and scarceSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1842 (8 Aug.) 1d. pink postal stationery envelope to Croydon, cancelled solely by "taunton/8 au 1842/py post", dated markings on the reverse; a few wrinkles. Exceedingly rare. Photoprovenance: Robson Lowe sale 19 May 1987, Lot 381, realised £132Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1842 (20 Sept.) entire to Keith in Scotland bearing 1841 2d. blue in deep shade tied by very crisp Maltese Cross in black, the folded entire being a large print of a satirical illustration (approx. 50x33cm when unfolded) titled 'Royal Progress Scene 1st Early Rising Edinburgh Barrier Gate. 9 o'clock A.M. 1st Sept. 1842' depicting Queen Victoria and Prince Albert arriving in Edinburgh amongst much confusion. The entire with some foxing that has been reduced and the usual peripheral paper faults, nevertheless a scarce and highly unusual item. PhotoNote: On the 1st of...

Great BritainPostal History1843 (5 Jan.) 1d. pink postal stationery envelope to Plymouth, endorsed "Immediate", "exeter/ja 5/1843/b" datestamp; small stain on the front from seal, otherwise fine and very scarce. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1843 (15 Dec.) complete wrapper from New York to London and redirected to Cheltenham, showing 'new york /dec/15' c.d.s. and 'paid' handstamps in red; rated 2/4d., deleted, and subsequently franked with 1841 1d. red (just touching on both vertical sides) tied by superb number "7" in Maltese Cross, with Cheltenham d.s. on reverse. Generally fine with flattened folds opening well for displaySubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1844 (31 Jan.) wrapper from Perth to Blairgowrie bearing 1d. red in pale shade with close to large margins, tied by clear Perth Maltese Cross in black with boxed 'perth /ja 31/1844' and 'blairgowrie/fe 1/1844' datestamps. FineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1848 (19 Nov.) entire letter to Eaton Square bearing 1841 1d. red, SI with four good to very large margins, tied by barred numeral '10', endorsed on the reverse 'not known as deceased' and with 'Returned paid Letter' cancelled by 'p.d./ de 4 / 1848' handstamp. Fine and scarceSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1854 (16 May) envelope from Uxbridge to Bonchurch bearing 1841 1d. red with four mostly good margins (small fault at lower right) affixed within crisp embossed frame featuring floral scrolls either side, topped with a crown and 'free' at foot. Hillington and Uxbridge d.s. on reverse; a few areas of foxing, otherwise fine and unusual used outside of IrelandSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1855 (Mar.) envelope with printed Union Jack and Tricolour in colour below "may they ever remain united" on flap, to Chatham, endorsed "Via Marseilles, Paid 3d." and bearing 1d. (Small Crown perf. 14) with clear profile and 2d. (Plate 5 Small Crown perf. 16) sharing a single "OXO" cancellation in greenish blue, on reverse British Army Post Office datestamp in red overstruck by blue arrival d.s. (9/4); the envelope with light folds well clear of the adhesives and a little soiled, otherwise fine. A rare and attractive Crimea cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s P...

Great BritainPostal History1855 (27 April) entire letter from Melbourne to London, endorsed "Pr Red Jacket" and bearing 1854 1/- (touched at places) with oval "1/V" cancellation, on reverse superb green "ship letter/(Crown)/liverpool" (Robertson S6, "Rare type"); some stains and wrinkles though a rare cover with interesting contents regarding gold mining."... I may if fortune favours me soon retire my lost fortune...". PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1857 (5 Feb.) envelope from Glasgow to Edinburgh bearing 1d. red neatly tied by Glasgow barred numeral '159' in green with corresponding d.s. on reverse. FineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1858 (14 Jan.) mourning envelope locally addressed within Liverpool, bearing 1864 1d. red, marginal from the left of the sheet showing part inscription 'The Labels above', tied by a clear strike of 'liverpool /ja 14/1858' spoon d.s. Attractive. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1864 (4 Apr.) illustrated envelope showing a hand holding out a card with the addressee's details, bearing 1864 1d. red pair tied by Crewe "960" duplex. Beautifully drawn and very fine with only minor foxing commensurate with age. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1869 1d. pink postal stationery envelope unused with superb embossed advertising collar in green of Parking and Gotto reading 'parkins & gotto. 24, oxford st. w / stampless of stationery, post free'. Very fine and attractiveSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1873 (6 Jan.) envelope 'via Belgium' to Baden, bearing 1872 3d. rose cancelled by Oxford 613 duplex' error of numeral and further struck with 'p.d.' handstamp. Some light foxing, otherwise fine and scarceSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1873 (13 Feb.) embossed Marks & Sons embossed Valentine envelope to Lady Gull in Brook Street, London, bearing 1d. Plate 154 with London "79" duplex cancellation; fine. Photonote: Lady Gull was the wife of the eminent Victorian surgeon, William Withey Gull (1816-90), identified by Stephen Knight in "Jack the Ripper: The final Solution" (1985), and later by Alan Moore in "From Hell" as London's most infamous murderer.Dr. Gull became physician-in-ordinary to Edward VII and treated him for typhus, he was subsequently appointed physician-in-ordinary to Queen VictoriaSub...

Great BritainPostal History1874 (22 Aug.) entire letter from London to Spain bearing 1864 1d. red (2), 2d. blue, 1872 4d. (with large sheet margin at foot spanning two further stamps to the right) and 1873 6d. all tied by "103" barred cancellation and the entire further struck with London c.d.s., p.d. and Cadiz receiving handstamp; part of flap torn and 2d. crossed by filing crease, nevertheless scarce and attractive. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1875 (c.) Parliamentary Par. Pro. front 'To be Posted at the House of Commons only, Book (in manuscript) post paid', bearing 1864 1d. Plate 155 pair tied by two 'cx/6' barred oval handstamps. Scarce.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1878 (7 Oct.) entire letter from London to Basle bearing 1864 1d. red Plate 181 neatly tied by crisp London '96' duplex and further struck with superb Basel receiving d.s. on front and back. Very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1879 (10 Dec.) 2d. registered envelope from Eastbourne to London uprated with 1864 1d. red tied by two fine strikes of 'eastbourne/c/de 10/79' also with London Registered d.s. Some minor foxing though scarce cancellations.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1881 (28 Jun.) envelope to Belfast bearing 1880 1d. Venetian red within superb advertising collar printed for Wm. Baker & Sons, Linen Drapers, Hosiers & Haberdashers of 1&2 Dorset St., Dublin, tied by Dublin '186' duplex. The envelope split along sides and with areas of foxing nevertheless an attractive and scarce itemSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1883 (2 Aug.) Parcel Post label (Type 1) of 'old charlton (under woolwich)' bearing 1883 9d. dull green tied by a good strike of 'old charlton / d / au 2 / 83' d.s. on second day of usage. Label with some wear and minor faults, nevertheless scarce.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1883 (30 Oct.) envelope (lengthy contents) from Somerset to New Zealand and redirected locally, bearing 1882 6d. on 6d. lilac tied by 'western super mare' squared-circle d.s. and handstruck '2'; envelope with age related faults. Scarce.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1884 (7 Apr.) mourning envelope 'Via Brindisi' to Lymington, bearing 1883 6d. on 6d. lilac (2) both cancelled by Foreign Branch cancellations; of unknown origin though most likely from Australia; flap with some damage and stuck down, nevertheless scarce and largely fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1884 (18 June) mourning envelope registered from London to New Zealand, endorsed 'Via San Francisco' and bearing 1881 1d. lilac pair and 1883-84 6d. dull green pair each cancelled by 'registered / s.w.d.o.' oval d.s. (4) and further struck with 'r' handstamp. FineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1898 (21 May) 'Matthews & Co.' coloured advertising envelope from Gloucester to Dover bearing 1881 1d. lilac perfin tied by 'gloucester' squared-circle, Dover arrival c.d.s. on reverse; attractiveSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1911 (22 June) KEVII ½d. card locally addressed in Manchester bearing 1911 ½d. green neatly tied by c.d.s. on first day of issue. FineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryJames Harold Wilson, Prime MinisterA unique and significant group comprising the childhood stamp album, a brown, cloth bound Stanley Gibbons 'Improved Postage Stamp Album", 14th Edition inscribed neatly in ink on the first page "J. Harold Wilson, 40 Western Rd., Cowlersley, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, Christmas, 1929", when Wilson would have been aged thirteen. While it is clear to see that the album was once well filled, most of the stamps have been removed. Sold together with a presentation booklet for the "Commemorative Stamps Produced by Sierra Leone to Mark the 20t...

Great BritainPostal HistoryChannel Islands1844 (19 Apr.) envelope from Jersey to Westminster, bearing 1841 1d. red Plate 42, SB and TK, (SB with good margins all round, TK cut-into at foot), both tied by two strikes of the Jersey Maltese Cross in black with Jersey double arc d.s. on reverse. The envelope a little foxed and with small tear that has been subtly repaired. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryIsle of Wight1920 (11 Aug.) Norris Castle picture post card from Cowes to Smethwick bearing 1d. red tied by 'cowes 1.15pm/11 au/20' skeleton d.s. with 'Regatta' removed. Fine and scarce with the datestamp only in use during Cowes week in 1920Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryRailway Stamps1870 (c.) envelope to Collumpton endorsed 'Immediate delivery' and bearing, on reverse, Great Western Railway label from Heymock; the label with only one minor tear, otherwise good for this scarce usageSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryRailway Stamps1870 (c.) envelope to Launceston, bearing London and South West Railway parcel post label in yellow for Ashbury & North Lew applied over the opening on the reverse; label subsequently torn upon opening nevertheless a scarce usageSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryCourt Bureau1890 (c.) Court Bureau 1d. tied to small piece by 'court bureau, /sunday postal despatch.' boxed handstamp in violet; piece with small crease and stamp with minor peripheral marking from adhesion, nevertheless very scarce, the Court Bureau only being in operation between 1889-1891Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryRoyalty1870 (c.) mourning envelope 'The Q' (Queen Victoria) to Sir Henry Ponsonby; envelope with VR crown and cypher embossed on the reverse. FineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryRoyalty1878 (20 Dec.) mourning envelope from Osborne House with embossed crest to Miss Murray MacGregor in Scotland, bearing 1d. red Plate 193 tied by Portsmouth Sorting Carriage c.d.s. Flap on reverse stuck down at opening, otherwise fineNote: Miss Murray MacGregor assisted Queen Victoria with her literary pursuitsSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal Notice1850 (Mar.) notice from the General Post Office headed 'By Command of the Postmaster General' informing the public that "no inland letters are received on Sunday except such as are Stamped or Unpaid, but that for the deposit of both these descriptions of Letters, the Letter Boxes will be open as usual throughout the day... etc.", saved from the archives of the Post Office at Brent Pelham, Hertfordshire in 1973; corner missing at upper right and left and with a few other minor faults, though rare and attractive. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more inf...

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1952-70 mint collection in a well-filled pre-printed album with some listed varieties and errors and including 1955-58 Waterlow and De la Rue Castle sets to £1, Wilding sets, booklet panes and watermark varieties, tete-beche booklet panes, commemorative sets and some with watermark inverted varieties, 1966 Birds block of four with emerald-green omitted, 1966 Battle of Hastings group of se-tenant strips with minor varieties, 1967 EFTA 9d. with yellow omitted, 1967 Flowers 4d. block of four with slate purple omitted. 1967 Paintings 4d. with gold omitted, 1...

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1953-67 collection of Wilding Coils including starts, ends, leader strips of various face values, joins, strips, watermark varieties, etc. chiefly good to fine and an excellent group for the specialistVideo for this Lot is available:- Click 'Read More' below 'Viewing Information' at the top of the screen- Click the link to access 'Virtual Viewing'Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1959-68 Bradbury Wilkinson 5/- red, variety printed on the gummed side, unmounted mint; trace of a vertical bend and small mark in perforations at upper right, otherwise a good example of this error. S.G. 596ab, £1,600. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1963 National Nature Week 3d. and 4½d. imperforate imprimaturs, both from the right of the sheet and with 'n/p/imprimatur' handstamp in black on reverse; fine unmounted mint. Specialised, £2,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1964 Geographical Congress 4d., 8d. and 1/6d., each variety watermark inverted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 652-654Wi, £3,100+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1965 Lister 4d. indigo, brown-red and grey-black, vertical strip of three from the right of the sheet, the lower pair variety brown-red (tube) omitted, fine and fresh unmounted mint; a striking multiple showcasing this popular printing variety. S.G. 667a, £1,200+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1965 Post Office Tower 3d. olive-yellow, new blue and bronze-green, variety olive-yellow (tower) omitted, marginal from the foot of the sheet, unmounted mint; a few tiny light specks on the gum only visible when held up to the light, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 679a, £6,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1966-68 group of mint errors including 1966 British Birds block of four with reddish brown omitted, 1966 Christmas 3d. block of four, lower pair with gold omitted and 1/6d. vertical pair, upper stamp with gold omitted, 1967 EFTA 9d. with new blue omitted and 1/6d. with yellow omitted, 1967 Paintings 1/6d. with new blue omitted and also with grey (clouds and shading) omitted, 1967 Christmas Paintings 4d. with gold omitted, 1968 Paintings 4d. and 1/6d. each with gold omitted and 1968 Christmas 9d. with yellow omitted; chiefly fine and unmounted mint. Cat. £...

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1966 British Birds phosphor group of errors comprising Blackbird single with greenish yellow omitted, corner marginal block of four with emerald-green omitted, block of four with reddish brown omitted and marginal pair (Gull and Robin) with reddish brown omitted, unmounted mint. S.G. 696pd, f and jSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1967 E.F.T.A. 9d. variety black (Queen's head, etc.) omitted, marginal from the left of the sheet; a few tiny black specks on the reverse, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 715a, £1,300. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1967 E.F.T.A. group of mint errors along with the normal 9d. and 1/6d. for comparison on an album page (19) including both values with watermark inverted, three phosphor band 9d. examples with lilac omitted, green omitted and new blue omitted, phosphor 1/6d. examples with deep blue omitted, brown omitted, blue-grey omitted, etc., a nice display of varieties of this colourful and popular issue, unmounted or lightly mounted mint. S.G. 715-716 var., £2,000+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyer...

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1967 British Paintings 9d., variety black (Queen's head and value) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 749a, £1,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1967-68 2/6d. to £1, each in complete sheet of forty, unmounted mint. S.G. 759-762, £400Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1969 British Ships 5d., variety black (Queen's head, value, hull and inscription) omitted, unmounted mint; a fine example of this most striking and popular variety. S.G. 778a, £3,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1969 Investiture of the Prince of Wales 5p. se-tenant strip of three, variety black (value and inscription) omitted; fine unmounted mint. S.G. 802b-8034b, £2,100. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1969 Christmas 5d., variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 813c, £1,200. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1969 Christmas 1/6d. (4) with gold , deep slate, greenish yellow and new blue colours omitted; fine unmounted mint. S.G. 814a-e, £1,290Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1970 Centenary of the Death of Charles Dickens 5d. imperforate block of four, pre-printing light vertical bend through the left-hand vertical pair, otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 824ab, £2,250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1970-96 mint group of Machin imperforate varieties (35 pairs or blocks), including 3p. ultramarine horizontal pair, 6½p. greenish blue in a vertical strip of five, the lower pair imperforate, 8p. rosine pair with blind perfs. (not imperforate), 10p. orange brown horizontal pairs (2), 13p. pale chestnut horizontal pair, 15p. bright blue horizontal pair, 18p. bright green horizontal pair, etc., a huge range with high catalogue value, the majority unmounted mint. Ideal for the Machin specialist. S.G. Catalogue value in excess of £12,000Subject to 20% VAT on...

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1971-94 group of mint errors (12) including pairs and strips with 1971 3p. John Keats with gold omitted, 1971 Christmas 2½p. vertical pair imperforate, 3p. with lemon (windows) omitted and 7½p. with gold omitted, 1972 Polar Explorers 3p. with gold omitted, 1972 Architecture 5p. with gold omitted, 1972 Christmas Angels 3p. with bluish violet omitted, 1973 Explorers 3p. pair with gold omitted, 1973 Christmas imperforate strip of three with Dr. Blade flaw, etc. chiefly good to fine, the majority unmounted mint. Cat. £2,800+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Prem...

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1971 Thomas Gray 5p., variety gold (Queen's head) omitted, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 885a, £1,200. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1971 Christmas 3p. variety new blue omitted, used on small piece cancelled by a neat and central strike of London N.W.1 c.d.s., apparently dated in 1971. The finest of only two examples recorded. B.P.A. Certificate (1971). S.G. 895d, £7,000. PhotoThis lot includes a letter confirming ownership from the original source addressed to the B.P.A. committee and other associated papersSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1972 Christmas Angels 3p. from the top of the sheet, variety red-brown omitted, unmounted mint and offered with normal for comparison. B.P.A. Certificate (1990). S.G. 914a, £1,100. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1973 Sir Henry Raeburn 5p., variety greenish yellow omitted, unmounted mint. Brandon Certificate (2008) when part of a block of four. S.G. 932b, £1,200. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1973 Christmas Good King Wenceslas 3½p group of varieties (6) comprising horizontal pair from the right of the sheet variety imperforate, and five colour omitted varieties comprising grey-black, salmon-pink, blue, rosy mauve and bright rose-red; all unmounted mint. S.G. 948a-e and g, £1,400+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1980 London Stamp Exhibition miniature sheet, variety bistre-brown omitted, unmounted mint and offered with normal for comparison. S.G. 1099i, £2,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1983 15½p. Atlantic Salmon vertical pair, variety imperforate, unmounted mint, parts of adjoining stamps visible at top and right; a little creased as are most known examples of this scarce variety. S.G. 1207a, £3,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1983 Christmas 16p. horizontal pair, variety imperforate, unmounted mint; scarce. S.G. 1232a, £2,600. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1990 150th. Anniversary of the RSPCA 20p. horizontal interpanneau pair, variety silver (Queen's head and face value) omitted, unmounted mint. S.G. 1479a, £1,350. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1993-2005 mint group of Machin types all with imperforate varieties (17 pairs and blocks), the majority horizontal pairs including 1p. crimson, 2p. deep green, 7p. bright magenta, 19p. bistre, 20p. bright green, 35p. sepia (2), 38p. rosine, 39p. grey, 40p. turquoise-blue, later 2nd class and 1st class self-adhesive imperforate pairs and 1st class imperforate block of four; a good range in generally fine condition, unmounted mint. S.G. Catalogue value £7,000+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Bu...

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1996 37p Austin-Healey horizontal pair, variety imperforate, unmounted mint; some creasing at top between adhesives, otherwise fine. S.G. 1947a, £2,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1997 Royal Golden Wedding 26p. horizontal pair from the left of the sheet, variety imperforate, unmounted mint. S.G. 2012a, £6,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1998 Joyce Grenfell, error of value 30p instead of 37p, unmounted mint with interpanneau margin at top; small very light stain to upper left. Rare. See footnote after S.G. 2045, £2,800. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1998 British Land Speed Record Holders 26p. horizontal strip of three, the central stamp variety '2' from face value omitted and '6' virtually omitted and the third stamp with '2' virtually omitted, a striking multiple showing the progressive omission of the face value, unmounted mint. S.G. 2060b, £3,000+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues2003 Birds of Prey se-tenant block of nine from the lower left of the sheet, variety brownish grey and phosphor omitted, the tenth and final stamp having been removed from the sheet before the error was spotted and affixed to accompanying envelope addressed, but not sent, to Dorset; a fine exhibition worthy page highlighting this striking and rare error. S.G. 2327ab, £2,250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues2004 47p. Classic Locomotives lower right corner traffic light block of six, variety imperforate; very fine unmounted mint. Pierron only records twelve mint pairs. Copy of Brandon Certificate (2006) when this block was part of the complete sheet of twenty-four. S.G. 2421a, £4,800+. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainSurface Printed1855-81 small mint range with 1855-57 watermark Large Garter 4d. deep rose (regummed), 1862-64 3d. bright carmine-rose, 1862-64 6d. lilac Plate 3, 1873-80 6d. grey Plate 1