Stamps and Covers of Great Britain

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Stamps and Covers of Great Britain

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Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny Letter SheetsA4 1840 (30 May) and A2 1840 (2 June), both from "The Stamp Office N'castle", addressed in identical hand to the Stamp Office in Warwick, both cancelled with Maltese Crosses in bright orange-red shade. Faults though a scarce duo, the cross referenced in Rockoff and JacksonSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny Letter SheetsA4, with printed "Hallett's Postage Advertiser" No. 2 advertisement of June 2, 1840, advertisement concerning the sale of Mulready envelopes to the public and advertisers, dated 18 Nov. 1840 and with red Maltese Cross cancellation; fine. Specialised MA15bSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny Letter SheetsA6 and A63, the former unused, the latter dated 1840 (2 June) from Ipswich to Saxmundham, cancelled by red Maltese Cross, also 2d. envelope, a209 unused. Some faults though a good trio.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny Letter SheetsA8, 1840 (21 May) from Bath addressed to Crane Hall, Near Ipswich cancelled by red Maltese Cross, the reverse with despatch and London transit (22.5) c.d.s. The most interesting content This is the first of these "envelopes" that I have seen- the pink and blue threads which you may observe in it are to prevent forgeries. As the postage is now so cheap, I could not resist sending you One Penny-worth...Have you seen any of these envelopes? I think they are the strangest looking things I ever saw, particularly after so much was said (before their a...

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny Letter SheetsA19 and A27, the first dated 1840 (15 June) from Cork to Dublin cancelled by fine Maltese Cross in dull red shade (Brandon Certificate, 2022), the latter dated 1840 (Oct.) from Lanark to Edinburgh cancelled by red-brown Maltese Cross of Lanark with M. Jackson Certificate (2022) which mentions this may have been the result of oxidisation; envelopes A151 and A161 (tear), the first dated 1840 (30 Aug.) from Ross-on-Wye to Wallingford cancelled by red Maltese Cross with M. Jackson Certificate (2022), the latter undated, from Dorking to Peterborough...

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny Letter SheetsA26, 1840 (3 June) addressed to Mr Chappell at Red Lion Street from Albert Woods and bearing his signature, cancelled by red Maltese Cross and with 'Charing Cross' straight line cancel in black. Also an unused 1d. letter sheet, stereo A25. The used Mulready with some faults the unused fine.notes:Sir Albert William Woods GCVO KCB KCMG KStJ FSA (16 April 1816 – 7 January 1904) was an English officer of arms, who served as Garter Principal King of Arms from 1869 to 1904.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms...

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny Letter SheetsA27, 1841 (28 Oct.) addressed to Leeds, cancelled by black Maltese Cross with adjacent superb double ring undated "millbridge", the reverse with Leeds (29.10) c.d.s. Some light archive folds not detracting the overall appearance. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny Letter SheetsA63 1840 (7 May) and A70 1841 (2 Sep.) from the same correspondence from the Newcastle stamp office to the Alnwick stamp office, both being acknowledgement receipts for money sent for stamp purchase, each cancelled twice, against regulation, by red Maltese Cross (27.5) or black Maltese Cross the other. The 27 May with interest content: I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your draft for Two Hundred Twenty four Pounds to your credit. With respect to the Postage Labels it has mentioned in the last consign. that none had yet been received at this Of...

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny Letter SheetsA64 dated 1840 (11 May) used within London cancelled by bold Maltese Cross in dark brownish red with London Twopenny (District) Post d.s. in matching ink on the reverse. Small imperfections, s otherwise fine and rare. M. Jackson Certificate (2022). Spec. ME1gSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny Letter Sheetsa78, 1843 (8 Apr.) from London addressed to Southampton, uprated with 1841 1d. red (Plate 33) tied by neat black Maltese Cross with number '10' cancellation, and showing despatch and arrival (9.4) c.d.s. on the reverse. A very fine and most appealing showpiece item not to be missed. B.P.A. Certificate (1996). Unpriced for a such combination. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny Letter SheetsA226, with Hallett's Postage Advertiser (No. 4. - July 27th, 1840) advertisement (Specialised MA15d), red Maltese Cross cancellation to the right of Britannia, contrary to Post Office instructions and with Dent/Penny Post below; faults on both at lower right reverse. Also, 1840 1d. Black, Plate 5, FG, small to large margins, tied by black Maltese Cross to entire to Kendal and also with Dent/Penny Post below; fine. A rare matched pair with the Penny Post markingSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Con...

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny Letter SheetsA230, with printed "Hallett's Postage Advertiser" No. 6 advertisement of August 10, 1840, advertisement concerning the sale of Mulready envelopes to the public and advertisers, dated 16 Sept. 1840 and with red Maltese Cross cancellation; fine. Specialised MA15fSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny Letter SheetsStereo Obscured "edinburgh envelope advertiser", No. 1, "aberdeen assurance company" printed advertisement used to Exeter bearing superb Maltese Cross in red with received d.s. on reverse. Fine and scarce. Spec. MA 7aSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny Letter SheetsStereo obscured, 1840 (3 June), autograph addressed to "Mr William Wordsworth", Black-gates, Leeds, cancelled by red Maltese Cross with adjacent light despatch Wetherby c.d.s. duplicated neatly on the reverse. Fine and most attractive. PhotonotesWordsworth, considered one of the father of the Romantic Age in English literature, was celebrated with a stamp issued in April 2020 by the Royal Mail.provenance:Bonhams, June 2009Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny Letter Sheets1840 (30 May) 1d. letter sheet addressed to Havre cancelled by red Maltese Cross and showing 'Calais' (1.6) c.d.s., endorsed "10" in manuscript and showing charge mark; the reverse with despatch, Paris (1.6) and Bouville (2.6) c.d.s. A few expected faults including creasing and toning still a desirable and very rare May usage. S.G. ME2, from £7,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyTwo Pence Letter Sheetsa91 and a105 unsevered vertical pair, 1841 (9 June), from Sandbach addressed to Chester, each cancelled with central black Maltese Cross cancellation, and showing at top despatch and arrival (10.6) c.d.s. A few expected faults including creasing though the finest of the three used 2d. letter sheet unsevered pairs recorded (photocopies included of the other two known), the only vertical pair and the only cancelled by black Maltese Cross. Wonderful showpiece item of the highest importance. Unpriced as such in the catalogue. PhotoSubject to 20% V...

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny EnvelopesA133, dated July 1840, from Carlow to Moone Abbey, Ballitore, central red Maltese Cross cancellation in an orange-red shade, dated marking and seal removed from the reverse; a trifle soiled but rare Irish internal usage.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny EnvelopesA134, dated 23 May 1840, addressed to Hastings and with fine upright red Maltese Cross cancellation placed to the right of and almost clear of Britannia; the envelope a little discoloured and a small portion of the flap replaced but with a fine datestamp and opening well for displaySubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny EnvelopesA137, 1841 (6 Jan.), cancelled by neat black Maltese Cross with adjacent 'Charing Cross' straight line cancel and signed by Francis Baring, showing on the reverse despatch c.d.s. Also an entire front cancelled by attractive crowned free (9.4.36) c.d.s. and showing Baring signature. Mixed condition, the Mulready with some faults though an interesting duo.notes:Francis Baring was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1839 to 1841.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny EnvelopesA139, unposted, endorsed on the top flap "The first that were offered for use. These may be deemed curios hereafter"; staining mostly to the front, on the reverse. Prescient and most unusualSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny EnvelopesA153, 1840 (28 Aug.), cancelled by red Maltese Cross signed by Francis Baring, and showing on the reverse Weymouth despatch c.d.s. Also an entire front cancelled by crowned free (18.10.38) c.d.s. and showing Baring signature. Mixed condition, the Mulready with some faults though an interesting duo.notes:Francis Baring was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1839 to 1841.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny EnvelopesA161, 1840 (19 May), hand-coloured addressed to William Mulready at the Royal Academy in London, cancelled by vermilion-red Maltese Cross, the reverse with a fine strike of Norwich despatch c.d.s. and three different London datestamps (20.5), the address side with additional large "L" in circle struck in red; some light soiling and damaged at left, otherwise fine and most attractive. A very rare hand coloured example addressed to the designer. A great showpiece item for the refined collector. Photoprovenance:Chartwell, December 2012Subject to 20% V...

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny EnvelopesA161, used from Bradford to Ripon, central red Maltese Cross cancellation, red Keighley undated marking on the reverse; clean and uncreasedSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyOne Penny EnvelopesA163, addressed to Devises, black Maltese Cross cancellation struck to the right of Britannia contrary to Post Office instructions, and leaving her untouched, fine "Missent to/Bath" at lower left, unclear dated markings on front and reverse, cover faults but rare and full of characterSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyTwo Pence Envelopesa208, dated 8 July 1842, very fine black Maltese Cross cancellation; very slightly refolded at top for reasons of symmetry, clean and fresh. A wonderful example. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Mulready1847-59 usage of the 2d., front only including 1847 used possibly as a support for a parcel showing parts of a few wax seals around the frame and cancelled by 'Lombard Street Maltese Cross' (6.1); 1859 unused turned and franked with a 1d. red cancelled by Northallerton duplex (14.6). Expected mixed condition though a most unusual duo.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Mulready1888 2d. envelope facsimile by alfred l. sewell Chicago, endorsed '4-10-88' and showing on the reverse faint Tabor (11 Apr.) d.s., most unusual. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 MulreadyMulready CaricaturesComic Envelope, No. 1 front affixed to backing paper bearing an apparently uncancelled 1d. black plate 8, GB, with three good margins, and showing straight line cancel Store St. at lower side, a few faults though an unusual item. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840-86, a collection of ten covers and cards, all with pen cancellations including 1840 (26 Aug.) entire letter bearing 1d. black tied only by two pen lines, 1841-53 frankings (6), all with pen crosses, two with additional Maltese Cross, one envelope and one stationery card with manuscript "Coylton", both with B.P.A. Certificates. Mixed condition though a very interesting lot.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 1aBF good to very large margins, NE good margins, JA large margins from the left of the sheet (repaired), all cancelled by good Maltese Crosses in red.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 1aCG, grey-black shade showing moderate Plate wear, large balanced margins all round, tied by a superb and upright red Maltese Cross cancellation which leaves the Queen's profile completely untouched, to entire (no side flaps and insignificant closed spike hole) to London dated 14th. May 1840. A fabulous looking cover, one of the most beautiful May dates in existence. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 1aDD, with good to large margins all round, tied by most attractive red Maltese Cross cancellation to entire letter (dated 31 May) from Masham to Bedale showing on the reverse Masham/Penny Post straight line cancel and arrival 31 May 1840 d.s. A couple of archive folds not detracting the importance of this First Month, Last Sunday cover, posted and adelivered on the same day! PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 1aFC, intense black shade (early impression), large to huge margins, red Maltese Cross cancellation; a trifle discoloured. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 1aGJ, good even margins all round, appealing plate wear, cancelled by crisp, upright Maltese Cross in red. Fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 1aNE, with good margins all round, tied by red Maltese Cross cancellation to wrapper from Morpeth (?) to London showing on the reverse despatch 7 May 1840 d.s. and arrival London (9.5). The adhesive previously removed and affixed in a slightly different position, the wrapper with torn flap otherwise fine a scarce second day cancel cover. Illustrated in Mike Jackson 'May dates' book. Photoprovenance:Nissen Stock, September 1978Phillips, June 1993Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 1aOC, OJ two examples both with good to large margins all round, tied by most attractive upright red Maltese Cross cancellations to entire letter from Settle to London showing on the front undated Settle obliterator and on the reverse 21 May 1840 c.d.s. The adhesives also showing two extra strikes of faint red Maltese Cross cancellations giving the possibility of faint cancels applied on despatching and second cancels applied on arrival though against the regulation. A most intriguing May date entire! B.P.A. Certificate (1970). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on...

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 1bBG, CL, JD, JE and TF, all with good to large margins, four cancelled by red Maltese Crosses, two by black, generally fine to very fine, some examples with attractive plate wear. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 1bBI, good to large margins all round, cancelled by well struck Maltese Cross in black. Very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 1bCI, near intense black shade, large part original gum (slightly disturbed), close to large margins all round, fine and an attractive example. R. Diena Certificate (1993) PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 1bIK and IL (IL with non coincident re-entry and enlarged corner letters), both with good to very large margins all round and tied by red Maltese Cross cancellations to large part entire to Preston dated 30 Oct. 1840; fine. Photoprovenance: "Daisy"Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 1bJE-JH, horizontal strip of four, good to large margins, light red Maltese Cross cancellations; fine and uncreased. A scarce multiple. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 1bLF, good to large margins, lightly cancelled by well defined Maltese Cross in red, very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 1bMA-NC block of six (3x2), tied to piece by red Maltese Crosses, just touched along left hand edge and with small nick in lower right corner otherwise 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 1bQG, recut side lines, a slightly worn impression with small to good margins, tied by a crisp red Maltese Cross cancellation o entire dated 23 July 1840, to Aberdeen; light vertical filing folds, well clear of the adhesive, fine and 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 1bSB, good to enormous margins showing a portion of the adjoining stamp at top, tied by red Maltese Cross to 1841 (14 Jan.) entire letter from Liverpool to St. Helens, fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 1bTD, intense black shade, small to large margins, tied by two black Maltese Cross cancellations to small envelope to Leicestershire with Fenchurch St. alongside, faint red Market Harborough c.d.s. at left, arrival (20 Sept. 1841) on reverse; a few tiny stains around the adhesive, fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 1bTL, good margins all round, cancelled by crisp Maltese Cross in red, fine; also Plate 2, HG, cleaned 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 2AH, good to very large margins with part sheet margin at top, lightly cancelled by red Maltese Cross. Very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 2DA, close to large margins and showing portions of two adjoining stamps, tied to to entire letter from Gloucester to Ludlow dated 6 June 1840, Plate 3, DB, small to large margins, tied to to front and part of reverse from Plymouth to St. Ives dated 25 May 1840 (early use of Plate 3), Plate 4, EF, good balanced margins, tied to entire letter from Bolton to Lancaster dated 27 July 1840, all with red Maltese Cross cancellations; chiefly good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 2EF, EG, EH, GE, GH, all good to large margins, EH, small fault though with enormous margins showing a portion of the adjoining stamp at top, cancelled by fine to very fine Maltese Crosses. A wonderful group. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 2EK, good to large margins, cancelled by lovely, lightly struck Maltese Cross in red. Very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 2FB with matched 1d, red-brown, the former cancelled by red Maltese Cross, the later by black Maltese Cross; both good to large margins all round. Fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 2FB, good to close margins, tied by red Maltese Cross to 1840 (13 June) entire letter from Paisley to Ayr, heavy filing fold and some soiling to entire otherwise fine.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 2GL, good to very large margins, cancelled by well struck Maltese Cross in red. Very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 2HB, good to large margins, cancelled by fine Maltese Cross in red shade. Fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 2HF, good, even margins all round, cancelled by superb, upright Maltese Cross in red. Very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 2HK, IB, JL, RG and RH, all with good to very large margins, cancelled by red Maltese Crosses except RH which is in black. Fine to very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 2ID-IE horizontal pair, good to large margins all round, lightly cancelled by fine Maltese Crosses in red. An attractive and scarce multiple. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 2LF, large, even margins all round, cancelled by superb upright Maltese Cross in red. Very fine. Photoprovenance:VerusSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 2OD, good to large margins, tied by red Maltese Cross and manuscript "Stamped" to 1840 (18 May) entire (reinforced) from London to Middlesex. Minor faults though a most unusual May Date manuscript combination. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 2OJ-PJ vertical pair with good to very large margins all round, unused with large part original gum, tiny tone spot on reverse of little significance and not detracting from fresh appearance; a superb multiple. B.P.A. Certificate (1979) PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 2SB, clear to huge margins and showing a portion of the adjoining stamp at left, tied by red Maltese Cross cancellation to entire letter from Burton on Trent, dated 14 Nov. 1840, superb red script Too Late alongside; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 3BJ, CE, FB, PK, QI (small marginal closed tear at top) and SF (tiny thin in margin), all with good to large margins cancelled by red Maltese Cross, QI with additional part Penny Post handstamp, FB in black. A fine group. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 3GF, good margins all round cancelled by fine, well inked Maltese Cross in bright red shade, very attractive and fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 3HE, good to large margins, cancelled by superb, upright Maltese Cross in red. Very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 3LG, large margins, tied to piece by a bold red Maltese Cross cancellation in a rose-red shade; fine and attractive. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 3MB-MC and MD-ME, two horizontal pairs (originally a block of four), small to large margins and showing a portion of an adjoining stamp at top, tied by slightly oily red Maltese Cross cancellations to entire letter (no side flaps) to Norwich, dated 4 July 1840; a little toned and partial scissors cut between MB and MC. An important cover from this scarcer Plate. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 4EB, good to large margins, cancelled by superb Maltese Cross in red, also DC, tight to good margins all round cancelled by red Maltese Cross with Proschold Certificate (1987). A good duo. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 4EK, good to huge margins and showing a portion of the adjoining stamp at top, tied by red Maltese Cross cancellation to entire to Bath with red Dursley c.d.s (1 Sept. 1840) on the reverse, re-addressed to Worthing and with Bath datestamp (2 Sept.) and red manuscript "1" on the front; scarce and attractive. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 4JI, good to large margins all round, tied by black Maltese Cross cancellation to entire letter, dated 29 May 1841, from Ballycoursa to Clonaslea, superb blue mountmelick/penny post alongside, dated markings on front and reverse; light vertical filing folds, fine internal Irish usage. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 4LA, intense black shade, small to large margins and showing a trace of the adjoining stamp at lower right, tied by a bold red Maltese Cross cancellation in a pinkish red shade (as noted in Rockoff & Jackson) to entire letter to Ashby-de la-Zouche with superb red script Too Late on the front and Burton on Trent c.d.s (3 Oct. 1840) on the reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 4OC-OF horizontal strip of four with clear margins all round (OF with small nick), tied to piece by superb red Wotton-Under-Edge Maltese Crosses; a most important piece being the only recorded strip bearing this cross in red or black. A great rarity. R.P.S. Certificate (1987). Spec. AS23ul, £22,000+ PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 4QH, good to large margins all round, tied by Manchester "Fish Tail" Maltese Cross in black, to entire letter to Durham, dated 6 March 1841; a trifle soiled, fine. With B.P.A. (1976) and H. Richter (1994) Certificates. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 5GF, good to enormous margins at top showing portion of the adjoining stamp, cancelled by crisp, upright Maltese Cross. Very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 5GK-GL horizontal pair, part of sheet margin at right and small to large margins other sides, crisp black Maltese Cross cancellations; fine. A scarce pair. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 5IK, small to huge margins, tied by red Maltese Cross cancellation to folded poster (43 x 34cm.) for a Timber Sale, red St. Neots c.d.s. of 31 Dec. 1840 alongside, arrival on reverse, fine and most unusual. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 5JE, QB, both with close to large margins, cancelled by bold black Maltese Crosses. A fine duo. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 5JL, good to very large margins with sheet margin at right showing part inscription "...e Address and towa...", large part original gum, very fine and rare. R.P.S. Certificate (1980). Photoprovenance:VulloSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 5JL, good to very large margins with sheet margin at left showing part inscription "...e Address and towa..." tied by red Maltese Cross to 1841 (15 Feb.) entire letter from Wigton to Cockermouth, exceptionally fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 5LI, good, even margins all round, cancelled by superb, bold Maltese Cross in red. Very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 5ML, small to large margins all round, tied to large piece by a superb strike of the distinctive Wotton under Edge Maltese Cross in red, with matching c.d.s. (21 Jan. 1841) alongside; the piece has been refolded. Fine, appealing and very rare. R.P.S. Certificate (1992). Specialised AS29ul, £5,500 off cover and £20,000 on cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 6AC, small to huge margins, tied by a red Maltese Cross in an orange-brown shade, to entire letter to London, Monmouth c.d.s. of 30 July 1840 on the front, arrival datestamps on reverse; clean vertical filing fold, fine, a most 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 6BJ, small to large margins, tied by a wonderfully crisp black Maltese Cross cancellation to entire letter to Manchester dated 12 Feb. 1841; clean and uncreased. Fine. Photonote: February 12 was the third day of official use of the black Maltese CrossSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 6DC, close to large margins, tied by experimental London Maltese Cross in black to 1840 (Sept.) entire (trimmed) with "t.p./croydon h. st" handstamp. Scarce.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 6HC, large margins, tied by crisp red Maltese Cross and Portsmouth c.d.s. of 16 Oct. 1840 to entire to London, arrival datestamp on the reverse, filing fold at foot well clear of the adhesive. Fine and rare. Richter Certificate (1994). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 6JA, good to enormous margins showing portions of the adjoining stamps at top and right and part marginal inscription at left, cancelled by Maltese Cross in red. Superb. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 6KJ-KK horizontal pair, good margins all round cancelled by red Maltese Crosses. Fine and attractive. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 6LK, NK, OE, TA, TF, all with good to large margins, cancelled by red Maltese Crosses, LK with black. Mixed condition though some very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 7AA (bend), TH, both with good to large margins, cancelled by red Maltese Crosses, good to fine.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 7B(?)K, good to enormous margins showing portion of the adjoining stamps at left, right and foot, very fine, upright Maltese Cross in black, some paper adhesions on reverse, otherwise very fine and a dramatic example. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 7DH, good to large margins cancelled by black Maltese Cross and small part town handstamp at foot. Fine and scarce.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 7PD, good to huge margins and showing a portion of the adjoining stamp at top, tied to piece by a crisp and complete red Maltese Cross; a striking piece. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 7SA-SB horizontal pair with small to good margins, tied to entire to Norfolk by three fine strikes of a red Maltese Cross in a scarlet vermilion shade, Norwich c.d.s. on reverse; fine and spectacular. This cover is referenced in Rockoff & Jackson. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 7SL, good to large margins all round, tied by superb, upright Maltese Cross in pink shade to 1840 (21 Sept.) entire letter from Merthyr Tydfil to Bristol with dispatch d.s. on face in matching ink and Bristol receiving d.s. on reverse. Marvellous. R.P.S. Certificate (1987). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 8BA, good to large margins, cancelled by black Maltese Cross. Very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 8EG, good to very large margins, lightly cancelled by Maltese Cross in black. Very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 8E(?), good to very large margins, cancelled by bold Maltese Cross in black. Very fine and striking. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 8GC, close to large margins, cancelled by superb, upright Maltese Cross in black, light wrinkles otherwise fine and most attractive. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 8GF, tied to entire (no side flaps) from Woodbridge to Eye by black Maltese Cross with dated markings (27 and 28 July 1841) on front and reverse, fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 8HF, good to large margins all round, tied to small piece by complete red Maltese Cross cancellation; fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 8NL small to large margins all round, tied by black Maltese Cross cancellation to entire to Dunmow with red Braintree c.d.s (5 May 1841 on reverse) and contrasting black Dunmow c.d.s (6 May) on the front; fine and most attractiveSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 8PK, intense black shade with small to large margins all round, tied by black Maltese Cross to entire to London, framed receiving house "No. 6" and Sevenoaks c.d.s. of 7 March 1841 on the front; clean horizontal filing fold and reduced ink notation on the front. Fine and attractiveSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 8RC, EJ, JB and HL, all with four good to large margins, the former two cancelled by black Maltese Crosses, the latter two cancelled by red Maltese Crosses, HL with part sheet margin at right; generally fine to 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 8SK, intense black shade, small to good margins, tied by black Maltese Cross cancellation to entire (no side flaps) to Torquay dated 18 March 1841, "T.P/Harrow" handstamp; fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 9DB, good to large margins, cancelled by wonderful, crisp Maltese Cross in red. Very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 9GE, good to large margins all round, tied by red Maltese Cross to entire letter from Manchester to Heath dated 2 Feb. 1841, NA, good to large margins, tied by black Maltese Cross cancellation to entre letter from Coventry to Warwick dated 23 July 1841, TA, close to large margins and showing a trace of the adjoining stamp at lower right, tied by black Maltese Cross cancellation to front with large part of back flap from London to Sheffield dated 17 Feb. 1841; good to fine (3 items)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s P...

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 9IE, good to large margins, lightly cancelled by black Maltese Cross. Fine.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 9LA, good to large margins, cancelled by upright Maltese Cross in black. 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 9OE, good to very large margins, cancelled by fine upright Maltese Cross in black. Very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 11BH, good margins all round, cancelled by light black Maltese Cross, fine and scarce. R.P.S. Certificate (2023). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackPlate 11GJ, black shade with large balanced margins on all sides, tied by a fine upright black Maltese Cross cancellation to entire letter from Stroud to London, dated 22 Aug. 1841; clean horizontal filing at foot, well clear of the adhesive. Very fine. A wonderful cover from this rare Plate. Photoprovenance: Chartwell, June 2011Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackMixed PlatesSelection of thirty four used examples, twelve with four margins, the remaining with mixed margins, all with a range of red or black Maltese Cross cancellations, mixed condition though a valuable group.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackMixed PlatesSeven entires bearing unplated 1d. blacks, all with four good to large margins, also Mulready envelope, each cancelled with varying shades of the red Maltese Cross, sent from Doncaster, Norwich, Stafford, Reading, Galashiels, Ruthin, Paisley and Largs; none recorded by Rockoff and Jackson though corresponding to recorded examples of the shade for these locations. Mixed condition though an interesting group.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackMixed PlatesA group of three comprising plate 4 LA, plate 5 TI and plate 6 FJ, the first showing a portion of the adjoining stamp at foot, all with good to large margins and cancelled by red Maltese Cross cancellations, a fine trio. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 One Penny BlackMixed PlatesDG, good to tight margins, just touching on a few sides tied to 1840 (8 Nov.) entire letter, FH used (touched on three sides), also 1841 1d. red (touched) tied by '10' in Maltese Cross to 1844 (29 March) entire. A good trio.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1AE, close to large margins all round, tied by black Maltese Cross cancellation to piece with Hertford c.d.s of 22 Jan. 1842 on the reverse, EC, good to large margins all round, tied by red Maltese Cross to entire letter from Newcastle to Carlisle dated 7 Sept. 1840; some minor imperfections but good appearance (2 items)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1AF, close to good margins all round, cancelled by bold Maltese Cross in red. 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 1AL in deep shade, good margins all round, cancelled by light Maltese Cross in red. 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 1CC (large fault), FF, IJ and MG, all with four clear margins, some very large, the former two cancelled by red Maltese Cross, the latter two cancelled by black Maltese Crosses, good to very fine; stamps mixed condition though a good lot.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1CJ, good to very large margins all round, practically complete and upright red Maltese Cross cancellation, good 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 1DA-DC horizontal stirp of three in deep shade, good to large margins all round, cancelled by indistinct Maltese Crosses in red, each with small "pfenninger" handstamp on reverse and faint expert's signature in pencil. A most appealing multiple. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1FI, good to very large margins and showing small portion of the adjoining stamp at top; cancelled by complete and upright red Maltese Cross, fine. Photo.provenance:"Fordwater", November 2012Desmond HeywardSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1FI, IB, MI and ND, all with four margins, two cancelled by red Maltese Cross and two by black Maltese Cross, these fine to excellent; stamps mixed condition though a good group. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1GC, clear margins all round, cancelled by red Maltese Cross in very light shade, fine and attractive. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1GH with barred oval cancellation, OF with red Maltese Cross overstruck by black Charing Cross cancellations, PF with unknown red (Ruby?) marking; margins all round, good to fine. (3 items). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1HH in beautiful deep shade, good to large margins all round, cancelled by wonderful Maltese Cross in red. Superb. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1JE-JF horizontal pair, deep shade, good to large margins all round, red Maltese Cross cancellations; fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1KA, good margins, cancelled by a complete, upright and crisp Greenock distinctive Maltese Cross cancellation. Rare. Specialised DS1vd, £2,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1LJ-LK horizontal pair, good to large margins all round, cancelled by superb Aberdeen Maltese Crosses in red and small pen mark - likely from address - at left. Fine and attractive. Brandon Certificate (2016). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1NH, good to very large margins, cancelled by superb upright Maltese Cross in black. Very fine and most appealing. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1OL, good to very large margins all round, cancelled by superb Scottish Maltese Cross in black. Very fine and of wonderful appearance. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1PI, lower left corner lines recut, large margins, lovely colour, tied to piece by a red Maltese Cross cancellation (leaving the variety clear); very fine and scarce. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1QJ-QL horizontal strip of three, QL just cut into at top otherwise strip with close to good to huge margins including part of neighbouring stamp at lower QK, on entire addressed to Hawick, black Maltese Cross cancellations, the reverse with Melrose (21.8.43) and Hawick for the following day c.d.s., entire repaired still an attractive scarce usage. PF certificate (1987).Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 1TJ, close to large margins, cancelled by red Maltese Cross. Fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 2BD and OJ with red Maltese Cross cancellations, DH with black Maltese Cross cancellation, DC with numeral cancellation and TE with part of Town cancellation (R.P.S. Certificate 1991), all with good to large margins all round, fine (5 items)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 2DG-DI, horizontal strip of three, fine black Maltese Cross cancellations, good to large margins all round, fine and an attractive strip. Signed Brun and with R.P.S. Certificate (1998) PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 2JB, good to large margins, cancelled by red Maltese Cross. Fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 2LA in deep shade, close to enormous margins with part sheet margin at left and portion of adjoining stamp at right showing double 'L' lightly cancelled by black Maltese Cross. Very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 2LG-MH block of four with close to large margins all round, with superb original gum, the upper pair barely mounted, the lower unmounted. Initialled "AD" and with B.P.A. Certificate (1966) mentioning "few small ink marks at bottom right" that are scarcely noticeable and do not detract in any way from the wonderful fresh colour and a most important multiple. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1840 Two Pence BluePlate 2RJ, good to large margins, small repair to upper left, regummed though unused, of fresh colour and appearance. Rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 3AH-AI horizontal pair, close or just touched at top, good margins other sides, tied by two number "12" in Maltese Cross cancellations to refolded entire letter to Westmorland dated 4 May 1843, fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 3HD, close to large margins all round and showing portions of the adjoining stamp at right, tied by number "5" in Maltese Cross cancellation to entire to Kendal dated 6 June 1843; fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 3SH, close to large margins all round, imperforate imprimatur, without gum as prepared. Very fine and of exceptional, fresh colour. One of only twenty-three possible examples. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 4AI, imperforate imprimatur with part marginal inscription at top "Letter. In Wettin", wonderful deep, full blue, good margins all round, folded between impression and margin at top, without gum as prepared. A superb example. Spec. £12,000 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 4DD, large margins, original gum (somewhat "glassy"), a trifle stained at upper left, scarce. Brandon Certificate (2004) PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 41851, two envelopes addressed to Messrs. Brocklehurst in Macclesfield, the first being a 1d. pink postal stationery envelope uprated with EB-ED strip of three 2d. blue tied by barred numerals, the other bearing imperf. 1d. red alongside 2d. KJ-KL strip of three tied by barred numerals, both marked "Registered"; all adhesives with clear margins, the latter envelope with minor faults otherwise a wonderful duo.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1841 Two Pence BluePlate 4Selection of six covers including single on long envelope with blue Dunbar cancellation, on cover with boxed number, circular barred numeral, superb pair tied by square barred numerals and single used alongside imperf. 1d. red. Chiefly with margins all round and fine.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-Brown"Black" PlatesPlate 2: LD, small to large margins, tied by a black Maltese Cross cancellation to entire letter to Cornwall with a superb circular blue "missent/to/truro" alongside, very rare on a "Black" Plate cover; also,350.400.250. Plate 8: MK, from the same correspondence, touched at places and showing portions of two adjoining stamps, tied by black Maltese Cross to entire to Plymouth and with St. Ives handstamp alongside, fineSubject 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 9: JI, tied to entire letter from Godalming to Holborn dated 31 July 1841, Plate 10: MK, tied by to entire To the Physician General of the Navy, Plate 11: RB and SC (SC roller flaw) on entire to Norwich, all with black Maltese Cross cancellations and margins all round. A fine trioSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-Brown"Black" PlatesThe set of seven, all with black Maltese Cross cancellations, each with margins all round; good to fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 17; GJ, small to large margins, tied by black Maltese Cross to entire to Stockton on Tees with superb "Neasham/Penny Post" alongside, fine. Plate 36: IB, tied by black Maltese Cross to entire ("Thoughts of War and Peace: submitted to the serious attention of all Classes.), comprising 84 wafer seals with Anti War messages, printed by R. Taylor, for Wheeler and Son, Strood.; the exterior stained. Very rareSubject 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: RB with good to large margins all round, tied by blue Maltese Cross on entire from Truro to Hayle, alongside matching 'Truro' date stamp in blue for 'FE 2 1842', and Hayle arrival c.d.s. in black for the day after, a usual archival fold far from the adhesive otherwise a fine and attractive entire. Specialised BS9sc £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 23: OB with good to very large margins all round including portion of neighbouring stamp at lower side, tied by bright upright blue Maltese Cross on entire from Truro to Hayle, alongside matching 'Truro' date stamp in blue for 'MA 19 1842', and Hayle arrival c.d.s. in black for the day after, a usual archival fold far from the adhesive otherwise a fine and attractive entire. Specialised BS12sc £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 26, CG on blued paper, just touching the frame line at top, good margins elsewhere, cancelled and used on entire to Edinburgh by distinctive Kelso Maltese Cross; letter slightly truncated at left, Kelso dispatch boxed cancel on reverse; also 1854 entire to Frankfurt, Germany bearing 1847 Embossed 6d. (faults) in combination with 1854 2d. blue, perf. 16; a useful pairSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 32: IE, good to huge margins and showing a portion of the adjoining stamp at foot, tied by number "6" in Maltese Cross to entire to Lewes dated 29 Nov. 1843; clean vertical filing fold well clear of the adhesive, 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 32: TD, good to huge margins, tied by a superb strike of the rare number "4" in Maltese Cross to entire to Exeter dated 23 June 1843; clean horizontal filing fold, fine and spectacular. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 51: AL imperforate imprimatur from the top left of the sheet showing plate number and part inscription "ove the Cement.", fine, without gum as prepared. Spec. BS40, £900. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 68: MI, enormous margins and showing portions of four adjoining stamps, tied by "447" barred oval of Leeds to entire to London, dated 23 Feb. 1847, dated markings on the reverse. An extraordinary stampSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownPlate 90: KB-LC, block of four, huge margins and showing portions of six adjoining stamps, dark blue-green "259" barred oval cancellations of Walmer; some stain spots on the reverse, fine and rare. A spectacular 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-BrownPlate 107: SH, inverted "S", Scottish cancellation, H square slightly cut into but good to large margins other sides; corner crease at upper left, otherwise a fine example of this rare plate.provenance:Spink, Great Britain Auction, 20th September, 2011Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownEH-FJ, block of six, good to large margins and showing portions or traces of six adjoining stamps, barred oval cancellations, creased. A scarce blockSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownGD-IF block of nine (3x3), good to large margins on three sides, touching along right hand side, unused with full original gum, two creases affecting six stamps and various tone spots as to be expected, gum thin on lower left stamp though a scarce mint 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-BrownCancellationsA small group with numbered crosses, three on piece including "'1" (3), "2", "3" (3), "4" to "7", "8" (2), "9'" to "12". A good group.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownCancellationsNumbers in Maltese Cross: "3", "6", "7", "8", "9" and "10", each on entire franked 1d., number "9" touched or a little cut into at left, the others with good to large margins all round, good to fine.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownA used group written up on album pages comprising Pl. 51 (15) including examples showing constant and inconstant varieties, Pl. 51 (13) with a range of numeral cancellations including Glasgow, Kirriemuir, Ashburton, Doncaster, haverfordwest, Plymouth and Dublin, Pl. 53 (15) showing 'E' flaws, worn impressions, Hooded 'E' flaw, etc. and Pl. 57 (13) with a range of minor printing flaws and a variety of barred numeral cancellations; a useful group, good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for...

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownA group all used on entires and envelopes (11) including Pl. 8 (3) all to Edinburgh And with black Maltese cross cancellations, Pl. 9 (3) various destinations and Maltese cross cancellations, Pl. 10 on entire to Edinburgh, 1843 Pl. 41 on entire letter to Essex tied by fine strike of '11' in Maltese cross, 1852 long envelope to Monmouth bearing four examples each cut and affixed separately and tied by barred oval, also 1855 Perf. 16 Pl. 11 and Pl. 14 (2) on separate covers, a good groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please vi...

Great Britain1841-53 One Penny Red-BrownCollection on pages, 46 stamps (with seventeen covers, eight with Maltese Cross cancellations, strip of four with Scottish numeral cancellations), two pairs with single numeral cancellations, also 1841 2d. (14 with three strips of three, single with 1d. on cover), etc., mixed conditionSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1847-54 Embossed6d. purple horizontal pair with clear margins on all sides, cancelled by barred numerals, very fine. S.G. 60, £2,000Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1847-54 Embossed1854 (18 Mar.) entire letter from Liverpool to New York bearing 1/- green horizontal pair together with 1841 1d. and 2d. on , cancelled by "466" barred oval cancellations, the reverse with despatch c.d.s., some faults but an attractive and scarce three colour franking. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1847-54 Embossed1/-, 10d., 6d., all except latter with four good to large margins, various faults and repairs though unused and with gum. Scarce. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain18501d. Red-Brown, Perf. 16 by Henry ArcherPlate 98: CI, tied by "23" barred oval of Bexley to entire letter, dated 13 Aug. 1853, to Torquay, dated markings on reverse; fine. S.G. 16a Photoprovenance: Chartwell, July 2012Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1854-57Watermark Small Crown, Perf. 161d., Plate R6, DA, variety perf. 7 at left, tied by "635" Reading biscuit sideways duplex cancellation to envelope to London; superb and a considerable rarity. Specialised C1m, £850 off cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1854-57Watermark Small Crown, Perf. 162d. deep blue, BD, unused with small part original gum. Fine and scarce. Brandon Certificate (2006). S.G. 19, £4,700 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1854-57Watermark Small Crown, Perf. 162d., Plate 4: ND-NE horizontal pair, with single Dublin "186" numeral cancellation on large part entire (no side flaps) to London dated 1 Jan.1855; also Large Crown, perf. 14 2d. Plate 5, NA-PA, vertical strip of three on piece with Dundee experimental duplex cancellations; good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1854-57Watermark Large Crown, Perf. 141d. FD-FE, horizontal pair with single "39" Barred oval cancellation of Aylsham, on long blue envelope to London, some manuscript notes on the front, dated marking on reverse; vertical filing fold but a fine cover, cancelled contrary to Post Office instructionsSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1854-57Watermark Large Crown, Perf. 141d. red-brown on white tinted paper, Plate 45, die II, alphabet III, tied to letter sheet by barred oval '491' cancellation, to Congleton; short perf. at upper-right otherwise fine. R.P.S. Certificate (2010). Specialised C8A, £1,100Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1856-58Watermark Large Crown, Perf. 161d. rose-red CB-DC block of four, unused with part to large part original gum, one or two minor inclusions or ink marks on reverse otherwise well centred and of fresh appearance. S.G. 36, £11,200+ Photoprovenance:BeresfordBaillieSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1864-79One PennyPlate 170: imperforate imprimatur lettered BI, good margins all round, without gum as prepared. Very fine and scarce. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1864-79One PennyGroup on stock pages comprising all Plates (less 77), including Plate 225 (2 fine used), a good group.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1870-79Half PennyPlate 6: block of four, Plate 1 and Plate 20 horizontal pairs, the former marginal, Plate 12 marginal single (bend), these part to large part original gum, also Plate 9 single cancelled by barred oval (2, one on piece), fine. S.G. 48/49, £3,350Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1870-79Half PennyPlate 10: CR-FT block of twelve (3x4) showing watermark inverted and reversed, full original gum with one or two bends as to be expected otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 49wk, £3,600 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1870-79Half PennyPlate 10: DU-FW block of nine (3x3) showing watermark inverted and reversed, full original gum with small adhesion otherwise fine and a scarce multiple. S.G. 49wk, £2,700Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1870-79Half PennyPlate 15: OD-RF block of twelve (3x4), large part original gum with a few light bends as to be expected, otherwise very fine and rare as such in large multiples. S.G. 48, £2,100 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1870Three HalfpencePlate 3: SD-TF, block of six (3 x 2) from the foot of the sheet with inscription "..et. Place the Labels ABOVE the addrefs and tow..", original gum with the lower row remaining unmounted mint; good colour, centred to left, fine. A scarce and attractive block. S.G. 52 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainLine engraved selection (171) on pages, including 1841 1d. strip of three, 1854-57 Watermark small Crown, perf. 16 1d. (2) on entire to Brighton, 1864-79 1d. Plate 140 block of nine (3 with c.d.s. and 3 with clear profiles), 2d. Plate 12, etc., chiefly good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great BritainBooklets1913 2/- black on red booklet (Edition 18), each pane cancelled by 20.04.14 "london e.c." d.s.. Unusual. S.G. BB6varSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainCollections and RangesA mint balance collection including imperf. and perf. 1d. red with supposed archer perf. 16 used, International Stamp Exhibitions perf. and imperf., Queen Victoria and KEVII officials used, a large quantity of QEII commemoratives with fourteen Royal Mail Presentation packs, much of its value in face value postage.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainCollections and rangesA collection on Hagner pages, stock cards and loose stamps in envelopes including 1864-79 plate 95 multiple of seven unmounted mint, plate 85 vertical pair, 1867 5/- (3) with faults, 1881 lilac, a half sheet of sixty and a number of multiples mint (4), 1887-92 £1 used with major fault, 1902-10 up to 5d., ½d. multiples of twelve and twenty, 2½d. block of four, 4d. orange block of six 6d. multiple of five and 7d. block of six, George V mint selection on two Hagner pages including 1929 UPU to 2½d. in multiples; selection of used stamps (100's) in envelopes, mi...

Great BritainCollections and Ranges1841-54 small used selection in a stockcard including 1841-51 2d. horizontal strip of four with large margins, 2d. well margined tied by neat numeral cancel, 1847-51 10d. (2), 1/- cut squares, slightly mixed condition, a useful lot for a retailer.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainCollections and Ranges1864-1879 used collection on pages including 1864-79 1d. reds with most Plates (71-225) and usages on cover (6), 1858-79 2d. (Plates 7-9, 12-5) and usages of cover (2) Plate 225 with faults; 1870-79 1/2d. (Plates 1-20), Plate 9 a little heavily cancelled, usages on cover (2) with pair and uprating ½d. newspaper wrapper to Paris; also 1870-74 1½d. rose-red (2), Plates 1 and 3 with additional Plate 3 uprating 1d. pink postal stationery envelope from Glasgow to Vienna. Mixed condition though an appealing group.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more inf...

Great BritainCollections and Ranges1881-1946, a mint group of controls on stock cards including 1881 1d. lilac "t" and "o", KEVII ½d. pair "h8", 1d. "g8", "j10", KGV Downey Head ½d. "a 11", "b 12" and 1d. "a 11" and "b 12" (2), profile issue ½d. (50+), 1d. (13), 1½d. (20+) with many pairs and multiples, 1934-36 values, Silver Jubilee values, KEVIII blocks, KGVI; A fine and useful group with some better controlsSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainCollections and Ranges1840-1970, mint and used Collection housed in green Lighthouse printed album, including 1840 1d. (3), 2d., 1850 Archer perf. 1d., a range of surface printed issues with 1883-84 10/- (2), 1887 £1 green, Edward VII issues with values to 10/- used, George V with 1913 2/6d. and 5/-, 1929 PUC watermark sideways set, 1934 re-engraved 2/6d. and 5/- part original gum, 10/- (2) used, 1939-48 10/- dark blue, 1948 Wedding £1, 1951 set, 1958-61 Graphite set, 1959 Phosphor graphite set with 2d error of watermark, early phosphor commemorative sets, Postage Dues, Regionals...

Great BritainCollections and Ranges1840-1911 mostly QV selection arranged in six stock cards including 1840 1d. black (3) used, 2d. blue (2) used (one with numeral cancellation), 1841-51 1d. red mint pair showing partial offset on the reverse, 1d. red used selection (10) with neat black Maltese crosses, 1847-50 1/- mint. Condition from poor to superb, a very useful selection for the specialist.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainCollections and Ranges1840-81, a charming school-boy collection comprising 1840 1d. black used (28), thirteen with four margins, the majority with faults, also 1841 1d. red-brown singles and multiples used, 1870-79 ½d. used (16) over various plates, also various Belgium, Canada, Natal etc. A lovely group.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainCollections and Ranges1840-1970 mint and used collection in a Stanley Gibbons album including 1840 1d. black unused without gum, 1847 Embossed 6d., 10d. and 1/- used, a good range of used Surface Printed including 1867-80 values to 2/- blue, 1867-83 with 5/-, 10/- (thinned) and £5 overprinted "specimen" , 1884 £1 overprinted "specimen", 1887 Jubilee with £1 overprinted "specimen", 1902-10 set to £1 used, 1913 Waterlow to £1 used, 1929 PUC £1 used, later sets largely complete mint/used; a useful collection, condition a little mixed with faults in places, though plenty good and som...

Great BritainCollections and Ranges1840-1970, a printed Davo album including used 1840 1d. and 2d., both four margins, 1847-54 6d., 10d. and 1/- used, 1855-57 4d. small, medium and large garter 6d. and 1/-, 1862-64 set to 1/-, 1865-67 set to 1/-, 1867-80 set to 2/- pale blue and 2/- brown (fault), 1867-83 Maltese Cross 5/-, 10/- and £1, Anchor, white paper 5/-, 10/-, £1 (washed) and £5, 1883-84 2/6d., 5/-, 10/- and £1 on both watermarks (both with reduced markings, 1883 or 84 set to 1/-, 1887-1900 Jubilee set to £1, KEVII set to £1, KGV 1913 Waterlow set to £1, 1929 P.U.C. £1, 1934 re-engraved...

Great BritainCollections and Ranges1840-QEII, a valuable mint and used collection, the majority contained in two green lighthouse albums including 1840 1d. lettersheet used and 2d. lettersheet unused, 1840 1d. black used singles (6), mostly four margins with additional horizontal strip of four (faults), on cover (5), all with four margins and 2d. blue, good to large margins, all used, the latter with red Maltese Cross, 1841 1d. red, close to large margins and 2d. blue, touched on one side, both mint with additional 1841 2d. strips of four (2), both used, 1864-79 used plate range with additiona...

Great BritainEphemera1850s Ralph's Polychrest envelope specimen page with the envelope affixed to page and description at top and price at lower side. Fine and most unusual, possibly unique survival in this format.notes:Ralph's Polychrest envelope mentioned for its quality in the 1854 book: The Gilbart Prize Essay on the Adaptation of Recent Discoveries and Inventions in Science and Art to the Purposes of Practical Banking.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainIllustrated Envelopes1868 (18 Jan.) handpainted front "Children at an Easel" from London to Marlborough, franked 1d.; colourful and well executed. Photoprovenance:The Dr Paul Ramsay Collection of Hand Painted Envelopes, May 2018 (sold for £520)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainIllustrated Envelopes1878 (10 July) handpainted front "She who gives quickly, gives twice comical design depicting a woman beating a man with a broom, from Dublin to London, franked 1d (pl. 211). Front with repaired lower left corner though colourful and well executed. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainIllustrated Envelopes1880 (8 Jan.) superb handpainted envelope "Dunnose Head, Isle of Wight" from London to Burnley, from Reginald Linstead to his art tutor A.T. Gill, franked 1880-81 1d.; some staining on reverse. Fine. Photoprovenance:The Dr Paul Ramsay Collection of Hand Painted Envelopes, May 2018 (sold for £800)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainIllustrated EnvelopesGeorge Henry Edwards (1859-1918)1889 (1 Feb.) ink and water colour envelope "A signpost" to George Henry Edwards in London from his Architect brother E. Henry Edwards in Bristol, franked 1881 1d. incorporated into the design and with another on the reverse; fine. Photoprovenance:The Dr Paul Ramsay Collection of Hand Painted Envelopes, May 2018 (sold for £260)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainIllustrated EnvelopesGeorge Henry Edwards (1859-1918)1892 (19 Sept.) finely executed hand painted envelope "A young lady waving a flag from a Railway Semaphore Tower" to his daughter in Bristol, franked 1881 1d., incorporated into the design of the flag. Superb. Photoprovenance:The Dr Paul Ramsay Collection of Hand Painted Envelopes, May 2018 (sold for £1,500)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainIllustrated EnvelopesHugh Rose - The King Harman Correspondence1897 (5 Sept.) handpainted envelope "Paddle Steamer Run Aground" to Mrs. King-Harman in Surrey, franked 1887 2½d.; very fine and most appealing. Photoprovenance:The Dr Paul Ramsay Collection of Hand Painted Envelopes, May 2018 (sold for £1,000)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainIllustrated EnvelopesHugh Rose - The King Harman Correspondence1898 (22 Feb.) handpainted envelope "The Woodpecker" to Mrs. King-Harman in St. Lucia, franked 1887 2½d.; superb. Photoprovenance:The Dr Paul Ramsay Collection of Hand Painted Envelopes, May 2018 (sold for £1,300)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainIllustrated Envelopes1887 (29 Mar.) 1d. pink postal stationery envelope, the address panel with advertisement for John Oakey & Sons "Wellington Knife Polish" printed in black, used from London to Hamburg uprated with 1½d. franking; light crease and a few faint tone spots though not detracting.provenance:Spink, December 2007Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainIllustrated Envelopes1899-1914, a marvellous collection of illustrated envelopes (c.380) pasted - some only lightly - into two volumes, executed by George Pointin (1872-1949), a Royal Acadamey artist, sent from Arundel or Southampton and addressed to Walter Pontin. The envelopes range in style and medium from studied watercolours to pen and ink cartoons or caricatures and reflect different stages in George and Walter's life. Between 1899 and 1900, Walter was engaged in Southern Africa and the envelopes are addressed to Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Natal or Williamstown, often forwar...

Great BritainSurface Printed Collections1867-1910, a used collection on pages with 1867 wmk Maltese Cross 5/- rose (2) from Plate 1, another example with Plate obscured, also pale rose from Plate 2, all with faults; 1880-83 3d. on 3d. and 6d. on 3d. 1880-81 values with shades, 1881 1d. lilac 14 and 16 dot, 1883-84 2/6d. (4, one with bluish paper), 5/- (3), 10/- (3) and £1 crowns, 1883 or 1884 set, 1887-92 Jubilee set with shades; 1902-10 set to £1 with additional shades, 2/6d. (3), 5/- (2) with usages on cover (2), 1911-13 part set less high values with usage on postal stationery envelope. Mi...

(x) Great BritainKing Edward VII Issues1902 De La Rue Canada head (Die II) Essay in carmine-red on ungummed, watermarked paper. Very fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainKing Edward VII Issues1902-13 A mint collection over all printers on album pages including duplicated values with a variety of listed shades as identified by collector including De La Rue 1½d. deep slate-purple and bluish green marginal block of four, 2d. grey-green and scarlet block of four, 3d. pale reddish purple on orange yellow and dull purple on orange-yellow, 4d. green and chocolate-brown block of four, Somerset House 1½d. reddish purple and bright green corner marginal block of twelve, 6d. Dickinson paper Harrison 2d. purple on lemon (2), 4d. deep bright orange (both paper...

(x) Great BritainKing Edward VII Issues1902-10 De La Rue2/6d. lilac watermark inverted, large part original gum, very lightly mounted, exceptionally fresh and rare. S.G. 260wi, £5,000 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainKing Edward VII Issues1902-10 De La Rue2/6d. slate-purple, chalky paper, unmounted mint from the foot of the sheet; very faint rubbing, fine and scarce. S.G. 262, £650+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great BritainKing Edward VII Issues1902-10 De La Rue5/- deep bright carmine, unmounted mint, very well centred, exceptionally fine and of remarkable colour. S.G. 264, £900 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 Rue5/- deep bright carmine, unmounted mint, very well centred, exceptionally fine and of remarkable colour which fluoresces 'cherry red' under UV light, indicative of the early 1902 printing. S.G. 264, £900 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainKing Edward VII Issues1902-10 De La Rue5/- deep bright carmine, block of six (2 x 3), Guernsey 1912 c.d.s. cancellations, fine. A scarce and attractive multiple. S.G 264Subject 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 Rue5/- deep bright carmine and 10/- ultramarine blocks of four, neatly cancelled, the latter with a number of hinges though both fine and attractive. S.G. 264, 265, £3,600Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great BritainKing Edward VII Issues1911-13 Somerset House6d. bright magenta on chalk surfaced paper, marginal from the foot of the sheet, superb unmounted mint and of extraordinary, refulgent colour, a superlative example of this major Edward VII and Great Britain rarity. R.P.S. Certificate (1975). S.G. 296, £15,000 Photoprovenance:Spink, 27th November, 2012Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainKing Edward VII Issues1911-13 Somerset House9d. deep plum and blue, pane of twenty (5 x 4) from the lower right corner of the sheet, unmounted mint, the last stamp with stain on reverse; fine and a scarce pane. S.G. 307a 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, large part original gum; fine. S.G. 318, £425Subject 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, unmounted mint; tiny wrinkle; fine and fresh. S.G. 319, £2,100. 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/- bright blue, unmounted mint, light wrinkles, good colour and well centred, fine. Specialised M54 (1), £2,100. Photo.provenance:"Fordwater", November 2012Desmond HeywardSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing Edward VII Issues1911-13 Somerset House£1 deep green, unmounted mint, centred a little to foot, fine and fresh. S.G. 320, £3,000 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great BritainKing Edward VII Issues1911-13 Somerset House£1 deep green, unmounted mint, very fine and of striking colour. S.G. 320, £3,000 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainKing Edward VII Issues1911-13 Somerset House1912 (19 March), large envelope Registered to Italy franked 1½d. to 5/- (13 values) and George V Downy Head ½d. and 1d., oval "Registered/London Chief Office E.C" cancellations, arrival datestamp on reverse; fine. A spectacular and rare cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great BritainKing Edward VIII1936 1½d. Coronation imperforated essay (Type B) in green on watermarked, gummed paper, a little glazed in placed. Scarce and attractive. S.G. £1,750 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainKing George V Issues1910 7d. Hentschel colour essay in mauve on white wove paper (34x36mm.) with manuscript note "mauve. no. 216" Fine and attractive.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainKing George V Issues1911 9d. Hentschel colour trials (7), all affixed to piece of thin white card, printed in black (Winston ink No. 98) on various shades of yellow paper including Deep Canary No. 139, Lemon No. 79, Yellow No. 6468, Golden Yellow No. 131, Amber, and Yellow (2), both crown watermarked. A scarce and attractive group.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainKing George V Issues1911-24 a small group of Plate Proofs and trials comprising Downey Head ½d. green and 1d. carmine in imperforate trails in pair and block of four respectively on gummed paper, 2d. revised Hentschal colour trial in light brown on wove paper with "w/19" handstamp, 3d. trial in red-brown on yellow paper, 4d. stamp sized die proof in orange on thick paper, 7d. colour trial in olive-brown and in brown marked "4" and "6" respectively. A fine and unusual group.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainKing George V Issues1911-12, Watermark Imperial Crown ½d. green, corner marginal block of eighteen with control "b 11", a few gum bends, ½d. deep bright yellow-green block of six (3x2), a few split perfs otherwise fine, Hendon Certificate (2017) for the current block as part of a block of nine, ½d. bluish green from the top of the sheet with bend, R.P.S. Certificate as block of eighteen, 1d. bright scarlet strip of three, mostly unmounted and a fine group.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1912-24, Watermark Royal Cypher½d. blue-green and 5d. reddish brown in appealing, bright shade, both in corner marginal blocks of six (3x2) with control "b.13", unmounted mint and fine pair of Somerset House blocks. Both with R.P.S. Certificates (2022). Spec. N14 (14), N25 (2), £900Subject 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 horizontal tête-bêche pair, lightly mounted mint, small thin at lower left otherwise fine and an immense rarity of great importance being the finest of only three examples recorded in private hands. B.P.A. Certificate (2014). S.G. 357b, £50,000 Photoprovenance:Christies, Important Stamps and Covers of the World, May 1992Subject 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. bright scarlet corner marginal block of eight (4x2) with control "w 24", printed in florescent ink, unmounted mint with usual folds along perfs., otherwise fine. R.P.S. Certificate (2022). Spec. N16 (1)var.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. carmine corner marginal block of six (3x2) with control "r 21", unmounted mint with light diagonal bend affecting lower right hand stamp otherwise fine and an appealing multiple of the scarce shade. R.P.S. Certificate (2022). Spec. N16 (10a), £1,050 as singles.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 Cypher1/- yellow-brown, horizontal strip of three from the lower left corner of the sheet with control 'Q 20', large part original gum, fine and an exceptionally rare control multiple. R.P.S. Certificate (2023). Spec. N32 (11), £2,550+ PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 WaterlowOriginal Master Die Proof in dull green (Stage 5) on thick card (c.97x75mm.). Fine and rare. Spec. from £50,000 Photoprovenance:R.M. Phillips, Robson Lowe, 11th October, 1978Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow5/- die proof in red-brown on thin card (c.101x65mm.), very fine and rare. Spec. £50,000 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow2/6d. imperforate colour trial in black on ungummed "jas wrigley ld-219" paper; one or two minor bends otherwise very attractive and scarce. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow2/6d., 5/-, 10/- and £1, unused with disturbed gum, otherwise of fine appearance and a rare set. S.G. £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 Waterlow5/- rose-carmine, unmounted mint from the lower left corner of the sheet; gum stained and centred to foot. Fine appearance. S.G. 401Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow10/- indigo, unmounted mint, some gum wrinkles, bright colour and well centred, fine. S.G. 402, £1,800. Photo.provenance:"Fordwater", November 2012Desmond HeywardSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow£1 dull blue-green, very well centred, full original gum, slightly disturbed along top perfs, very fine and rare. S.G. 404, £2,800 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1913 Waterlow£1 green, large part original gum, superb deep colour and well centred; fine. 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 Issues1915 De La Rue2/6d., 5/- and 10/- imperforate imprimaturs, all with sheet margin at left, unmounted mint, each with "bpma" handstamps on the reverse; very fine and rare. 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 Rue2/6d. (6), 5/- (4), 10/- (2), 1918-19 Bradbury Wilkinson 2/6d. (10), 5/- (6) and 10/- (2), shades, used, chiefly fair to fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1915 De La Rue2/6d. yellow-brown, unmounted mint from the upper-right corner of the sheet (hinged and remnants in the margins); fine. S.G. 406. £550Subject 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 Rue2/6d. yellow-brown watermark reversed from the upper right corner of the sheet, unmounted mint with lightly browned gum, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 406Wj, £1,250Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1915 De La Rue2/6d. brown, unmounted mint, one or two shortish perfs otherwise a fine example of this difficult shade. Spec. N64 (10), £2,400 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/- pale blue from the left of the sheet, full original gum, lightly disturbed in places and a little browned otherwise well centred and of fine appearance. S.G. 413, £3,500 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainKing George V Issues1918-19 Bradbury Wilkinson2/6d. chocolate-brown, 5/- rose-carmine and 10/- dull grey-blue all overprinted "cancelled" (type 28), one or two minor imperfections otherwise clean and a very rare set with only a few know in private hands. Each with R.P.S. Certificates (2004). Specialised N65(3)zc, N68(1)x, N71(2)x PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1918-19 Bradbury, Wilkinson10/- dull grey-blue, unmounted mint from the lower right corner of the sheet; fine and fresh. S.G. 417, £850+ PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great BritainKing George V Issues1924-26, Watermark Block Cypher4d. grey-green, from the top of the sheet, tied by Camberwell Green 22.10.24 d.s. to Oswald Marsh envelope with registered d.s. for the following day to face and receiving d.s. on reverse. Attractive and rare. S.G. 424 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainKing George V Issues1924-26, Watermark Block Cypher10d. turquoise-blue watermark inverted block of four, very fine unmounted mint, a touch off-white, though of fresh appearance and a remarkably rare multiple of this difficult stamp. S.G. 428, £13,000+ PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1929 P.U.C. £1 black, large part original gum, 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 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.

Great BritainKing George V Issues1935 Silver Jubilee 2½d. Prussian blue error of colour, large part original gum, fine and rare. S.G. 456a, £11,000 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George VI Issues1940 Centenary of the First Adhesive Postage Stamp ½d. to 3d. set of six imperforate imprimaturs in lower left corner marginal vertical strips of three, all unmounted mint with "bpma" handstamps on the reverse. Very fine and rare. S.G. 479-484vars. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainKing George VI Issues1949 75th. Anniversary of the U.P.U. 2½d. to 1/- set of four imperforate imprimaturs in lower left corner marginal blocks of nine (3x3), all unmounted mint with "bpma" handstamps on the reverse, some peripheral faults otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 499-502 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainLine Engraved Proofs and EssaysPerkins, Fairman and Heath "Sidero Graphic Specimen of the plan for preventing the forgery of bank notes submitted to the bankers of the United Kingdom by Perkins, Fairman and Heath" in black, on reverse a variety of engine turned backgrounds in blue; usual traces of minor staining though of fine appearance.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainLine Engraved Proofs and EssaysPerkins Bacon advertising paper sheet (332x317mm) for 'Birley, Hornby & Kirk', block of eighteen labels (6x3) each (c. 47x96mm) with attractive Lady Justice surrounded by fine engine turned security design in black and with company named at top (last row showing only 'Birley & Hornby). A few expected faults including folds due to the large size, otherwise fine and a lovely early example of the engine turned design. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainLine Engraved Proofs and Essays1840 (c.) Perkins Bacon background trials on primary watermarked paper (305x144mm), a group of fifty eight different designs showing engine turned; mixed condition, a couple of archive folds though a rare survival, most of these sheet were cut into smaller pieces.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainLine Engraved Proofs and Essays1840 (c.) Perkins Bacon background trials on primary watermarked paper (333x126mm), a group with different designs showing engine turned monarchs' profiles and allegory with Neptune and Seahorses ; mixed condition, a couple of archive folds though a rare survival, most of these sheet were cut into smaller pieces.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great BritainLine Engraved Proofs and EssaysThe Genesis of the 1840 One Penny Black1840 later stage die proof for the second die, the accepted Die I with head now fully engraved, for the 1840 One Penny Black on soft white card (c.25x26mm), affixed to card (c.55x61mm). An immense rarity of upmost importance to the specialised collector; a show-stopping frontispiece for the most advanced collection. Spec. DP13, £150,000 PhotoNotes: In mid January, 1840 Charles Heath began his work on the second die proposed for Sir Rowland Hill's revolutionary postage stamp which he completed on the 23 Janu...

Great BritainLine Engraved Proofs and Essays"Rainbow" TrialsState 1: Complete sheet of twelve in black, trivial tone spot in the margin at top left otherwise very fine and the rarest of the Rainbow Trials, especially so as a complete sheet, Rowse reports that only three such complete sheets exist in private hands, illustrating another example in his book "Rainbow Trials". A piece of the upmost rarity. Spec. DP20, £120,000 as singles, unpriced as a sheet. Photoprovenance:Spink, 'Chartwell', 29th June, 2011, Lot 1025Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms...

(x) Great BritainLine Engraved Proofs and Essays"Rainbow" TrialsState 2: complete sheet of twelve (4x3) in deep blue on white paper, unusually on extra large sheet (c.273x115mm.), numbered '18' and with manuscript "Prussiate Blue & CM"; one or two trivial wrinkles to paper, vertical fold clear and to the left of the impressions, fine and rare. Spec. DP20, £27,500 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainLine Engraved Proofs and Essays"Rainbow" Trials1d. trial from the top of the sheet in deep blue, state 3. Very fine and rare. Spec. DP20, £2,250 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great BritainLine Engraved Proofs and Essays"Rainbow" Trials1840 1d. red-brown part sheet of ten impressions from the fugitive ink trials marked "No 3 plain paper with Magnesia", stamps 2, 4, 7, 8, 11 and 12 overprinted "No 712" and tested with "Tantric Acid", "Potash", "Tur[pentine]", "Prussic Acid" and "Creosote"; endorsed in the hand of Joshue Bacon "2g". Exceptionally rare, there being only five such sheets in private hands and a remarkable working document. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainLine Engraved Proofs and Essays"Rainbow" TrialsIn red from the corner of the sheet with Maltese Cross in black, folded along margin, clear of the impression, large part original gum, fine and rare. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainLine Engraved Proofs and Essays"Rainbow" TrialsWove paper page (c.186x93mm.) dated 1840 titled "Fugitive Inks" bearing six singles, all in varying shades of blue and annotated alongside in pencil as to the nature of the paper, three examples are said to be "Plain Paper" and three are designated "Prussiate in Paper". Very fine and exceedingly rare. Photoprovenance:The 'Tes' Collection, 5 October, 1995, Lot 136Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainLine Engraved Proofs and EssaysPlate 7, 1d. black lettered 'CE', good to large margins, used for paper weight trials in June 1840, cancelled by trial 'target' cancellation. Brandon Certificate (2005). Spec. DP20H PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great BritainLine Engraved Proofs and Essays1865 "Royal Reprint" 1d. black, FC, Plate 66, good to large margins all round with watermark inverted, part original gum. Fine and scarce. Spec. DP35a, £2,500 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainLine Engraved Proofs and Essays1865 "Royal Reprint" 1d. carmine-rose, IA-IB horizontal pair with good to large margins all round (small scissor cut between impressions) showing part marginal inscription at left "side of the Letter", large part original gum, very fine and rare in a marginal multiple. R.P.S. Certificate (1937). Spec. DP35b, £5,500 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainLine Engraved Proofs and Essays1878-79 2d. imperforate plate proof trial lettered 'AA', produced for lighter and more fugitive colours in bright ultramarine, just touched at bottom right otherwise with good clear margins, part original gum, fine and rare. R.P.S. Certificate (2008). DP50, from £16,000 Photoprovenance:Spink, The Royal Philatelic Collection, 12 June, 2008. Lot 27 where it sold for £12,000Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainLine Engraved Proofs and Essays1850 Prince Consort finished imperforate essay lettered 'FJ' in red-brown with small part original gum, fine and scarce. Spec. DP71, from £2,000 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great BritainOfficialsGovernment Parcels1883 3d. on 3d. lilac, Plate 21, FH, with two line "government/parcels" essay overprint,Type A in red, large part original gum with heavy mount and light bend, slightly clipped perfs at foot though these trivial imperfections of little importance given the rarity of this essay, there being only six examples recorded. See page 281 in S.G. Queen Victoria Specialised Volume I, 16th Ed., cat. £11,000 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainOfficialsGovernment Parcels1902 1d. scarlet and Royal Household 1902-04 ½d. blue green, both in blocks of four, unmounted mint, very fine and scarce. Each with B.P.A. Certificate (2008). S.G. O74, O91, £1,800+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great BritainOfficialsInland Revenue1882-1901, issue of 1884-1888 white paper 5/- rose, HE, near perfect centring, overprinted "cancelled"" (Type 14) and showing raised stop after "r", the faintest trace of a mount otherwise full original gum, particularly fine and rare. S.G. O9a var, Spec. L7(2)a/u PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainOfficialsInland Revenue1882-1901, issue of 1884-1888 Watermark Orbs £1 brown-lilac, IA, overprinted "specimen" (Type 9), part original gum, a little glazed in places, shortish perf. at top otherwise fine and rare. S.G. O12s, Spec. L10s, from £9,250 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainOfficialsInland Revenue1902-04 1d. scarlet, tied by London W.C. c.d.s. to blue envelope to Paris, taxed by French 30c. Postage Due on arrival; fine and scarce. S.G. O21Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPost Office Notices1840 (7 Jan.) Postal Notice announcing the introduction of a Uniform Penny Rate on 10 January 1840 with a scale of rates for Domestic, Colonial and Foreign letters; a few usual minor imperfections, some repaired faults and slightly reduced in size though a rare Post Office Notice. S.G. PN2, £10,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPost Office Notices1840 (June) Postal Notice (no.1) from the G.P.O. with the imprint signature of W. Maberley (Secretary), the content advising that the “Postage Label Stamps and Stamped Covers” would be supplied “to all Postmasters, Sub-Postmasters, and Letter Receivers in the Country….. as soon as they can be furnished with the proper License from the Stamp Office” and listing the selling prices of the 1d. black, 2d. blue and the Mulreadys; usual folds partially reinforced to enhance appearance, Postal Notice framed to an acid free frame to preserve condition, an extremely rare...

Great BritainPost Office Notices1840 (Sep.) General Post Office Notice from W.L. Maberley, to the Sub-Deputy, or Letter Receiver, transmitting .. License, to enable you to sell Postage Stamps, and a Bond to the Stamp Office, which it is requisite you should enter into..., folded and expertly repaired across the archival folds not detracting the overall appearance, a rare historical document. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPost Office Notices1854 (Nov.) notice (206x322mm) warning ...Newspaper for Foreign parts, which have been improperly posted unpaid, are detained and sent to the Dead Letter Office. With rowland hill Secretary printed name. Sheet with some usual light creasing though of very fine appearance.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPost Office Notices1855 (July) 'Instructions N. 56, referring to instructions n. 44, 1855' (202x317mm) noticing When a Stamped Periodical Publication...is not prepaid with a Penny Postage Label...it must be forwarded to its destination charged of Twopence, or double the sum which should have been prepaid. With rowland hill Secretary printed name. Sheet with some creasing not disturbing the visual impact.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great BritainPostage Dues1914 ½d. imperforated die proofs (2) affixed to part ledger sheet (178x50mm.) dated "26.1.141", Plate 18 with uncleared background inscribed "Original die. Duty Cut by C.G. Lewis." and Plate 23 with cleared background inscribed "Die for Leads. From Roller P.19.20.21.22.", both overprinted "cancelled" in red diagonally reading upwards. Fine and unique. Photoprovenance:The personal archive of the Royal Mint Engraver, H.A. Richardson, presented to him upon retirement.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainPostal History1588, entire letter datelined "Whitehall the 4 of Februarie late in the night", endorsed in the hand of Lord Howard of Effingham, "for her Mats affayres/to my verie lovinge friend Sr Martine Frobisher knight Admyral of her Mat Fleet on the Narrowe Seas / Haste haste haste haste poaste haste haste", and in the hand of Francis Walsingham "Whitehall the fifth of ffebruary at eleven in the forenoone / Post of Dover see this letter conveyed with all speed / Fra. Walsingham", fine embossed "Honi Soit qui mal y pense" seal, endorsed "Dartford past iii in the afternoon/Roc...

Great BritainPostal History1591 (15 Sept.) entire letter from Antonio di Buas in Larkbeare (a mansion outside the walls of Exeter) to Philipp Corsini, endorsed "Sopra il carro di husman" [on Husman's wagon], asking that Corsini "give Husmanni the carrier one sack of pepper. he has alreay received the rest of his load. Appelen, a supplier, had already paid for the cost of delivery". Fine and rare.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1681 (21 May), Newspaper "The Loyal Protestant" with an advertisement for the Penny Post showing illustrations of Dockwra's Penny Post Paid marking and the heart shaped "Mor," and "Af" markings; usual foxing commensurate with age, a wonderful document and a nice frontispiece for postal historiansSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1720 (13 Feb.), entire letter To The Honble Dudley North Esq. Member of Parliamt. at his house in Soho Square London, on reverse very fine "ipswich" between horizontal lines and "15/FE" Bishop marking; small patched area, otherwise fine and exceptionally rare. One of only two recorded examples of this Ipswich handstamp. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1747 5 May), entire letter from Kinsale to Edinburgh, via London, rated 10 (deleted) and replaced by ½, with light kinsale on the front, "country" handstamp and Bishop mark on reverse; filing fold and a trifle soiled. ScarceSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1763-91, a small collection of Dockwra Type Penny Post Paid markings (5) including 1763 (1 Oct.) entire letter to the Foundling Hospital in London with very fine "p/tu" of St. Paul's; 1768 (21 March) entire letter from Epping to the Foundling Hospital bearing fine "h/mo" of Hermitage; 1786 (22 May) entire letter from Shooters Hill to Rathbone Place bearing "s/th" of Southwark; 1790 (6 May) entire letter from Budge Row to Berner Street bearing good "g/th" of General Office, together with three receiver's handstamps "dalton", "stacy" and "a*anderson". A fine group.Sub...

Great BritainPostal History1784 (c.), entire to Bedford Square, on reverse previously unrecorded "57 st.neots" first type mileage and two "25/FE" Bishop marks, on the front red Inspectors Crown, "4" (deleted) replaced by "8" and initials; faults but opens well for display and an important new discoverySubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1790 (22 Jan.), entire (no side flaps) to the Duke of Bedford, Bloomsbury Square, with fine "penny post not paid/w" (Westminster) circular handstamp, three datestamps and fine red wax seal on the reverse. RareSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1791 (2 Sept.), entire letter to London with DERBY handstamp and 1794 entire to the same addressee with fine "57 higham/ferrars" on the reverse; filing folds, fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1793-1915, a fine collection of Epping including 1793 (5 April) entire to Windsor with serpentine "epping" alongside Free treble circle 'c', endorsed "Free" and signed "B: Gloucester", 1799 (1 April) entire with contents to London from the same sender bearing superb arched "epping" and faint treble ring Free marking, 1755 (18 May) entire with straight line "epping", 1806 (26 July) "epping/18" mileage mark, 1808 (8 March) and smaller types straight line "epping", 1838 entire with superb double arc in red, later duplexes as well as Army Post Office datestamp. Some fi...

Great BritainPostal History1794-1855. "Free" franks, collection of over 200 fronts (and an occasional entire) housed in a ring binder, including a good variety of types with "Apple" (6), Irish Mermaid removed (5), Shield (4), To Pay with a variety of types, other markings with Mileage, Sunday, etc., mixed condition. Also "A short account of the Franking System in the Post Office 1652-1840" by G. Brummell (1836).Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1794 (1 July), entire from London to Birmingham with superb London Experimental "Poft Paid/.C-O." without date (Jay 408), partial datestamp on the reverse; fine. Only a handful known, of which this is believed to be the finest example. A British Postal History rarity of major importance. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1795 (20 June), entire letter to the Strand with fine "W-HALL/Et 2" (Whitehall East) receiving house handstamp on the front, also 1799 (13 Aug.) entire (no side flaps) from London to Herts with good "free/S" handstamp; filing folds. Two fine eighteenth Century letters.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1795 (2 Oct.), entire letter to Monument Yard with superb red "W.O" (Westminster Office) handstamp on the front; fine and extremely rare. Photonote: The "C.O" and "W.O" handstamps were applied to letters posted at one of the Principal Offices (Chief Office and Westminster Office)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1797 (23 June) entire sailor's letter from Isle of Wight to Farringdon bearing good "paid/ju24/1791" triple ring marking in red (S.G. 1/29) with fine "isle of/wight" handstamp in black; sent at the 1d. rate for sailors. Fine and appealing.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1800-12, four entire letters, comprising 1800 entire to London with "totnes" on the front, handstruck "P" and superb intact black wax seal on reverse, 1805 (13 Feb.) entire to Bedfordshire with Missent to" ampthill/49" and "oxford/57" on the front, 1807 (17 Dec.) entire to London with "wansford/80" on the front, 1812 (5 Aug.) entire letter from Chadwell to London with "Romford/Penny Post" and "1" in the front, No. 14 and No. 15 in circles of the reverse; good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buy...

(x) Great BritainPostal History1814 (15 April) entire letter from Dartmoor Prison to Arcenant, France with "Exd JM" John Moore censor cachet and "dée 20/beaune" on reverse. An interesting correspondence between a French prisoner of war and his father. Fine and scarce. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainPostal History1825 (3 Jan.), entire letter to the Archbishop Primate of Ireland at Armagh, with Inspectors Crown struck just above superb scrolled "wrong date" (giving the appearance of being a single handstamp), endorsed "Put in Jany 1826" and charged at the penalty treble rate 2/3; vertical filing fold clear of the markings, fine. A fabulous Irish Postal History rarity of great importance. The finer of only two recorded examples. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1828 William Mulready's "Counterpart Lease" for number 1 Linden Grove, Kensington, a large and most impressive vellum indenture measuring 24x30 inches, including a neatly drawn plan of the property, affixed with £1.10s. Duty Stamp and showing fine clear example of Mulready's signature. The contents include a long list of activities which were forbidden, including Soap Boiling, Tallow Melting, Tripe Dressing and Hog Skinning! An interesting and most attractive document. Photoprovenance:Christie's, January 1970 (sold for £1,495)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. F...

Great BritainPostal History1830-77, a collection of markings on entire (31) including a Penny Post range with boxed "Millbridge/Penny Post", "Cleckheaton/Penny Post", "Penny Post/Kemp Town", "Stoney Crop[Penny Post removed]", unboxed "Penny Paid" alongside "havant/b" d.s., "Hebden Bridge/PennyPost", also double arc provincial markings "prudhoe", "wall", "tynemouth", "whitington", "broseley", "luckington" (in violet), "wetherall" (in green), "southsea-no.2", "ropley", "the trumpet" (two types), lastly a group of duplex cancels including "brighton/132" and "easingwold/931" both with error of typ...

Great BritainPostal History1831-64 Minister correspondence selection (3), including 1831 and 1839 cancelled by crowned free c.d.s both signed Melbourne and 1864 bearing 1d. red signed Palmerston. Slightly mixed condition, though an interesting historical trio.notes:Lord Palmerston and Lord Melbourne were both politicians who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, Australia, was named in his honour in March 1837 when at the time he was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information ple...

Great BritainPostal History1833 (March), entire to St. Neots with unrecorded undated horseshoe type "devizes" and red arrival datestamp on reverse; a little creased or wrinkled, fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1839 (c.) Mercantile Committee on Postage, Uniform Penny Postage printed circular double page, each (c.207x254mm) printed on the first page only, with interesting content:...the debate in The House of Commons last night (The 5th) on the subject of the Uniform Penny Post, are under very serious apprehensions that various circumstances may cause the postponement of this great and highly important measure, unless an instant expression of public feeling is make of the wishes of the Country to obtain the Penny post without delay.. bearing the printed signature of George M...

Great BritainPostal History1839 (2 July), entire to Guernsey with a fabulous strike of the "jersey" scroll, rated 4 in manuscript; clean and uncreased. A lovely inter Island entire with surely the finest known strike of the Jersey scroll. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1839 (5 Dec.) Uniform 4d. Postage First Day Cover, entire from Cheadle to Hereford showing fine manuscript '4' on the front and despatch c.d.s. on the reverse. Fine and scarce, approximately fifteen first day recorded. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1840-52, selection on seven stampless entires, a good variety of handstamps with scarce Aylsham "1", "Bury/1/Paid", Leeds "1d." with and without dot, all in red, etc., strikes and condition chiefly fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1840 (10 Jan.) entire letter from Aberdeen to Hathersage with on the reverse despatch datestamp, on the front red handstruck "1" inked notation with adjacent arrival paid (11.1) handstamp. With most interesting content ...and this being the commencement of the Penny Postage, I am tempted to send you a line or two... A few usual archival folds not detracting. A very scarce entire mentioning the first day of the introduction of the Uniform Penny Postage. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1840 (17 June), entire letter to Ludlow with good "aylsham/ju 17/1840" skeleton, 1841 (3 May) entire letter to Cromer with Aylsham c.d.s and script "Too Late" alongside; fine. Two very scarce lettersSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1841-1980s, a collection of station postmarks and markings including Prudhoe, FlaxtonMilford Junction, Swindon Station, York, Halifax, Galloway Sorting Tender (6) with superb "galloway s.c." crown within circle impression in wax affixed to card, Aberdeen & Elgin S.C., Fife Sorting Tender, better envelopes include 1888 (31 Jan.) ½d. card uprated with Jubilee 1d. cancelled by "up - special - mail.t.p.o."1895 (2 Sept.) envelope to France bearing Jubilee 1d. and 2½d. (2) alongside id. lilac, all cancelled by "continental night-mail" d.s.; 1911 KEVII 1d. postal stationery...

Great BritainPostal History1844 (20 Nov.), 1d. pink postal stationery entire letter to Oxford, being an invoice from John Dickinson to a bookseller in Oxford on Dickinson Silk thread paper (Dickinson was the supplier of the silk thread paper used for the Mulready envelopes and letter sheets and other early postal stationery); most unusualprovenance:Spink, January 2023Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1853 (10 Jan.) notification letter (205x320mm) to Mr. James Norman Hodgson to be appointed as a clerk in the General Dept. of the General Post office on the recommendation of Captain Lowther MP...in the sum of Two Hundred Pounds, for the due and faithful discharge of your duty. Signed in ink by Maberly. Some usual minor faults including archival folds, nevertheless a scarce document bearing the Maberly signature.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1859 (5 Jan.) envelope from Gibraltar addressed to England bearing 1d. (faulty) cancelled by 'G' handstamp and with adjacent gibraltar c.d.s. in blue, the most unusual content about the detailed description of the execution of a murder: ...The above is a pen and ink drawing of the Gallow. N.1 are the steps to the scaffold. N.2 is the drop before the bolt is drawn...N.3 is the noose..N.8 is the coffin placed before the scaffold so that the prisoner sees it before being hung. N.9 is the rope...while the priest was talking to him the fatal bolt was drawn... An incredib...

Great BritainPostal History1860-89 a collection of charge marks including Postage Due "4d.", boxed "t" alongside "1.b./7½d", 1896 "s.s. khedive" envelope posted from Sea Post Office to Jersey with Jubilee 2½d. applied in London bearing "t" within circle and "2½d./f.b/d.", 1871 unstamped envelope from France bearing "6d", 1889 registered envelope bearing 1d. lilac with "n/6d." within circle, card from Netherlands to London with "n/½d" within circle, 1868 underpaid envelope to Newbury with "more to / pay /w" and "2", 1879 envelope with 1d. pink postal stationery cut out affixed with stepped "Con...

Great BritainPostal History1864 (3 Aug.) advertising envelope from Narbeth, the entire rear panel with superb "thorley's / food for cattle", Fleet Street advertisement, inevitably a little torn on opening but not detracting from fine appearance; also 1867 (Dec.) entire printed advert / form issued by "families removing or warehousing furniture, pictures, glass, &c. Taylor's Depository, Southward, London" from London to Kent, both bearing 1864-79 1d. red. An attractive duo.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal History1924 (15 Aug.) envelope registered from Norwood to Peacehaven bearing nine ½d. cut out from postal stationeries and used as a postage including with shades KEDVII (7) and KGV (2), each cancelled by despatch c.d.s. The reverse with Norwood registered (15.8) and Newhaven (16.8) c.d.s. Envelope roughly opened with part of the back flap missing and minor toning not detracting the visual impact of this most unusual franking. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1711 (23 March and 12 June), two entire letters to the same addressee in London, the first t with fine "pem/brook", the second with "pem-/brook" (Willcocks & Jay 1874 "known with hyphen"), both rated 4 and with Bishop mark arrivals; good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1715-59 (c.), selection of nine entire letters, mostly to London, including 1715 with pem/brook, 1730 (c.) with faint breck/nock, two entires to the same address in Cambridge, the first with intaglio Tenby, the other with carmar/then, four entires to the same address in London, markings with haverford/west, carmar/then, cardigan, etc., all with Bishop mark arrivals, mixed conditionSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1773-76, six entires and two fronts, markings with 1773 Lampeter (53mm.x 6mm.), 1773 Denbeigh (44mm. x 5mm.), 1775 to London with carmar/thant, undated with Wrexham (54mm. x 7mm.), Llan/Dovery (32mm. x 12mm.), etc., strikes and condition mixedSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1780-89, selection of 34 entires or wrappers, markings including aberga/venny, 146 aber/gavenny, cardigan, chepstow, denbigh, haverford/west, 200 holy/well, landillo, lampe/ter, mold, mould, narbarth, northop, pem/broke, pres/teign, rhaya/der. 212/st. aseph, wrexham, etc., strikes and condition mixed. A useful group.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1790-99.collection of over 60 entires or wrappers and a few pieces contained in a binder, including aberyst/with, 146/aber/gavenny, bala, beaumaris, caemar/than, cardiff, cardigan, conway, dolgetty, haverfordwest, holywell, lampeter, llanydlos, machyn/leth, 131 mon/mouth, mont/gomery, newtown, northop, penbroke, presteign, radnor, rhaya/der, shrews/bury, welshpool, wrexham, etc., a good variety of types, strikes and condition mixed but a very useful groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1800-39 (c.) collection of over 350 entires and a few fronts housed in five binders contained in a carton, including Penny Post markings, Mileage marks, many u.d.c's., 5th. Clause, 1801 entire from Hafod to Llanfyllin, 1891 entire from Bodfach to Salop, 1801 entire to Worcestershire with serpentine Newport M., 1807 entire to LLanfyllin wuth Welchpool/183, 1816 entire with peny/bond (latest recorded use), 1822 entire from Llanfyllin to Rose Hill with red Oswestry/Penny Post and circular re Oswestry/187 mileage c.d.s., 1836 Free front with oval Missent/to Cardif...

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1802 (19 April), entire letter, written from Glyndyfry, to London with fine corwen in oval, red arrival datestamp on reverse (24.4); clean horizontal filing fold crosses the foot of the Corwen marking; rare. Willcocks & Jay 835Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1837 (27 March), entire letter from Nryn Mally to Macclesfield, rated 8 in manuscript and with fine "Cefu y Bedd" on the front, Wrexham transit (29.3) on reverse; fine. Willcocks & Jay 719Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1840-80, collection of over 90 mostly stampless covers/wrappers and a few pieces, contained in a binder, including 1840 to Aberystwith with Newcastle Emlyn u.d.c. on reverse, 1840 to Sandbach with red Bangor "P1d, 1840 (c.) with superb Mallwyd u.d.c., 1840 to Haverfordwest with fishguard/268 mileage, 1842 to Welshpool with superb Churchstock u.d.c., 1842 from Abergavenny to Haverfordwest with red "P1", 1843 to Aberystwith with bala/217" mileage, 1843 to Hereford with Glasbury u.d.c., 1845 to Bangor with straight line Cerrig-Y-Druidion, 1847 to London with frame...

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1840-41, nine entires and two pieces each franked 1840 1d. Black, all touched or cut into at places, including Plate 1a from Mold to Newport, Plate 2 from Llandovery to Aberystwyth, Plate 1b from Dolgelley to Aberystwyth, Plate 2 from Llangollen to Dolgelley, Plate 5 from Chirk to Chester, unplated with straight line red hawarden, etc., also 1842 entire franket 2d. Plate 3 pair sharing a single Maltese Cross from Welshpool to Bishops Castle and 1850 entire franked 2d. Plate 4 from Abergavenny to Usk; mixed conditionSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For mor...

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1840 (1 July), entire (no right flap) to Wiltshire franked 1d. Black, Plate 2, SB, close to large margins, tied by a fine and upright red Maltese Cross in an orange red shade, with Presteign c.d.s. alongside; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1840 (8 July), envelope to Bristol, franked Penny Black, Plate 2, GH, close to large margins all round, tied by good red Maltese Cross cancellation and with large red Metthyr Tydvil c.d.s. below; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1840 (4 Aug.), entire letter to Ludlow, franked Penny Black, Plate 1b, AG, close to large margins all round, tied by a red Maltese Cross cancellation, red Crickhowell c.d.s. on the reverse; the adhesive with wrinkle at lower right, fine and scarce Welsh usageSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1840 (10 Oct.), entire letter to Dolgelley, franked Penny Black, Plate 6, GG, close to large margins all round and showing a portion of the adjoining stamp at top, red Maltese Cross cancellation, Tan-Y-Bwlch and Barmouth (blue) u.d.c.'s alongside; filing fold and small imperfections but very scarce Welsh usageSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1840 (15 Oct.), entire (no side flaps) to Somerset franked Penny Black, Plate 2, GI, with good to large margins and showing a trace of the adjoining stamp t foot, tied by red Maltese Cross and with Tenby c.d.s. in the same colour additionally tying the stamp; a horizontal filing fold crosses the adhesive at topSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1840 (14 Nov.), entire letter to Ludlow, franked Penny Black, Plate 4, PG, close to large margins and tied by an upright red Maltese Cross cancellation. fine Montgomery c.d.s. on the reverse; horizontal filing fold well clear of the adhesive, fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1840 (23 Nov.), entire letter to London franked Penny Black Plate 1b GF (recut side lines) margins all round and JF, touched at right, large margins other sides and showing a trace of the adjoining stamp at left, unclear red Maltese Cross cancellations, red Usk c.d.s., on reverse Pontypool u.d.c. and red London arrival; a trifle wrinkled, fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1840 (24 Nov.), entire to Dolgetley, franked Penny Black, Plate 6, FJ, large to very large margins all round and showing a portion of the adjoining stamp at left, tied by red Maltese Cross, blue Barmout u.d.c. alongside; vertical filing fold well clear of the adhesive and some internal staining. Fine Welsh sage. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1841 (13 Jan.), entire to Carmarthen franked Penny Black, Plate 8, LH, good to large margins and showing a trace of the adjoining stamp at top, red Maltese Cross cancellation, red Chepstow c.d.s. on reverse; horizontal filing fold well clear of the adhesive, fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1841 (29 Jan.), entire letter to Beaumaris franked Penny Black, Plate 8, OD, close to good margins, cancelled by an unclear red Maltese Cross, on reverse red Holywell c.d.s.; clean horizontal filing fold, fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1841 (27 Feb.), entire letter, endorsed Stamp Affixed to Rhayader franked Penny Black, Plate 7, OD, good to large margins, tied by black Maltese Cross cancellation, Cardigan and Rhayader datestamps on the front, fine and scare Welsh usage. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1841 (27 Oct.), envelope to Pwlhelli, franked Penny Black, Plate 7, BK, large margins, tied by two black Maltese Cross cancellations and with Harlech u.d.c. alongside, on reverse Carnarvon c.d.s., the interior of the envelope with a very long message in Welsh. Small area of ink burning on the front, fine and unusual. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1841 (11 Dec.), entire letter to Welshpool franked 1840 2d. Blue, Plate 2, EE, large margins to touched at places, tied by crisp black Maltese Cross, with Welshpool c.d.s. alongside and on reverse Machynlleth u.d.c.; fiilng folds clear of the adhesive. A scarce Welsh usage franked 2d. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1841-44, twenty-five entires/wrappers franked 1841-53 1d. red-brown with Maltese Cross cancellations, markings with Aberystwith, Bala/217, Bangor, Barrnmouth (blue), Bishops Castle, Carrig Y Druidion, Corwen, Hayle, Lantwitt/Penny Post, Marlech, Holywell, Llandilo, Ludlow, Machynlleth (black and red), Monmouth, Newtown, Newtown "traveller", Presteign, Welshpool,Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1844-53, collection of 148 entires/envelopes franked imperf. 1d. housed in two binders contained in a carton, including "1" Abergavenny with "too late" alongside, "2" Aberystwith with Hoyle u.d.c. alongside, blue"108" Carnarvon, "116" Brecon with double ring Bwlch u.d.c. on reverse, "162" Cardiff with Bute Docks u.d.c. on reverse, "181" Abergele with matching u.d.c. alongside, "220" Bala with Bala/217 mileage, "561" Newport Mon. with Pomtypool u.d.c. on reverse, "595" Oswestry with blue Llanfyllin u.d.c. on reverse, "597" Llanrwst with matching u.d.c. on revers...

Great BritainPostal HistoryWalesPenny Post handstamps: Selection of sixteen (and a front) different, including Bangor in red, Cardiff in red and black, Crickenhowell, Flint, Monmouth in black and in red, Neath, Newport Mon, Northop, Usk, Welshpool, etc., strikes and condition mixedSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWalesMileage marks: Collection of over 80 entires and a few fronts contained in a binder, all different with types and colours, including Abergavenny 172, and 154, Abergele 225, Bangor 251 (front), Builth 187, Cardiff 163 (Free entire signed Bute), Carmarthen 222, Corwen 193, Dolgelly 210, Gwindee 266, Haverfordwest 268, Hay 161 in black and in red, Holyhead 278 and 275, Kniighton 165 (on entire to London with "Apple" Free), Llandovery 194, Machynlleth 210 (1825), Milford 260 in red, Montgomery 191, Narbeth 256, Newcastle Emlm 229, Newport 150 (unrecorded?), Newtown...

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1854-57, collection of thirty-two entires all franked 1d., cancellations with "162" Cardiff sideways duplex, "231" Crickhowel with Llangunnider u.d.c. on reverse, "523" Merthyr Tydfil sideways duplex, "561" Newport Mon sideways duplex with blue Blackwood u.d.c. on reverse, "627" Presteign horizontal oval, "632" Pwllhelihorizontal oval, "708" Shrewsbury Spoon, etc., strikes and condition mixedSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1855-64, Collection of nearly 300 covers housed in two binders contained in a carton, chiefly franked 1d. "Stars", cancellations with "2" Aberystwyth with script Too Late, "167" Carmarthen additionally franked 6d. and Registered to Bath, "368" Pembroke Dock sideways duplex, "467" of Llandilo with superb undated Pumpsaint thimble on reverse, "523" Merthyr Tydfil sideways duplex, "595" Oswestry Spoon with blue Llanfyllin on reverse, "924" Wrexham Spoon (2), "951" Pontypool with blue undated Panteg on reverse (the only recorded example), "973" Rhyl with unrecorde...

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1864-79, collection of over 300 entires, mostly franked 1d. (a few addressed to Wales), contained in four binders housed in a carton, cancellations including "2" Aberystwith, "58" Beaumaris", "163" Pontypridd, "218" Conway, "244" Talley, "468" Llandovery, "469" Llanelly Dock and Llanelly Docks, "540" Neath, "710" Llanidloes, "763" The Docks Swansea, "764" Brynmawr, "773" (Town horizontal) Taibach, "852" Welshpool (various types), "853" Machynlleth on Newspaper Merionethshire Standard of 29 Dec. 1866, "951" Pontypool, "980" (Town horizontal) Rhymney, "B39" Harpto...

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1868-69, a collection of over 40 envelopes and a wrapper, mostly with enclosures or contents of a religious nature, addressed to Mrs. Oakley, at Tan-Y-Bulch, Monmouthshire, chiefly franked 1d., arrival markings of Tanybwlch, Carnarvon, etc., origins with Atherstone, Carlisle, Coventry, Glasgow, Liverpool. London, York, etc., chiefly good to fine. An interesting groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainPostal HistoryWales1871-80, eighteen covers franked 1870-79 ½d. (single or pair), cancellations with including "58" (rare vertical oval) of Beaumaris on "North Wales Chronicle" of 23 Oct. 1880, "164" of Cardigan, "167" of Carmarthen, "197" of Ruabon, "561" of Newport Mon., "665" of Ruthin, "677" of St. Clears, "853" of Machynlleth, "985" of Aberdare, "B47" of Llandudno, "EO3" of Letterstone, also 1852"56-76 2d. (6) on entires with "162" of Cardiff on Plate 9 pair, "218" of Conway, "852" of Welshpool on Plate 9, "B47" of Llandudno on Plate 9 pair on 1d, envelope, "D57" of Bute Do...

(x) Great BritainPostal Stationery1840-1900, collection (68) on pages, including 1840 Mulready 1d. envelope, A163, dated 16 May 1840, 1d. letter sheet, A25, dated 14 July, 1841, 1d. letter sheet, A179, unused, 1d. pink envelopes (30, nine with Maltese Cross, another with "2" in Maltese Cross, later including Hoster cancellations, printed to private order, uprated, registered (6), etc., chiefly good to fine. Also Royal Courts of Justice handstamps on covers (2) and a cardSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainPostal StationeryAdvertising Letter SheetsThe Half-Penny Letter Post Company: 1891 (18 July) 1d. pink postal stationery sent from Bath to Budleigh Salterton neatly cancelled by despatch duplex obliterator and with arrival (19.7) c.d.s. on the back flap, complete in all parts including the message section with a number of advertisement including in colour 'Imperial Grenade Fire Extinguisher' showing a building on fire and with Prince and Princess of Wales profiles between the text Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales witnessing a practical Experiment of the Imper...

(x) Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1952-54 1/3d. green, imperforate imprimatur horizontal pair from the foot of the sheet, unmounted mint with "bpma" handstamps on the reverse. Fine and scarce. S.G. 530var. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1967 European Free Trade Association 9d., marginal block of four showing black (Queen's head), brown, new blue and yellow omitted, unmounted mint with pencil position numbers on reverse [73/74/79/80], from the original discovery sheet, very fine and rare, offered together with normal for comparison. APES and Worboys Certificates (1967, 1982). S.G. 715a, £3,600 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1969 1/6d. Liverpool Cathedral, block of four with variety black (value) omitted, some foxing; unmounted mint, scarce. Offered with normal block of four for comparison. S.G. 801a, £8,000 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1971 Postal Strike, a superb display collection wonderfully well presented on pages including Exeter Emergency Delivery Service proofs, blocks and varieties of all types, Hospital Free Post and Parcel Post overprints, covers (5), Glasgow Area private courier service labels on cover (3), North London courier 3/- on cover. Manchester Local Post sheet, Bournemouth and Colchester labels on cover, London Parcel Delivery Service on cover (2), S.S.S. Emergency Mail Service covers (2) and many more. A fascinating and comprehensive collection well representing th...

(x) Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1972 Anniversaries (5th. Series) 3p. Tutankhamun, vertical pair from the foot of the sheet, the lower example showing black (face value) and part inscription omitted, unmounted mint, very fine and rare. B.P.A. Certificate (2012). S.G. 901a, unpriced. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1973 British Explorers, 5d. Sir Francis Drake showing variety grey-black omitted, together with normal for comparison, unmounted mint with small natural blemish on reverse otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 925b, £1,800 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1973 Christmas 3½p. Peasant, King and page showing variety turquoise-green (leg, robe, etc.) omitted,, cancelled by Ipswich slogan cancellation, very fine and rare, unpriced as used by Gibbons. S.G. 948i, £3,000 mint. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1980 (12 March) 150th Anniversary of Liverpool and Manchester Railway 12p. horizontal strip of five, variety lemon omitted, unmounted mint and fine together with original for comparison. A very rare and attractive modern error, superb. S.G. 1113ac, £12,000 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II Issues1982 Christmas Carols 19½p. horizontal pair imperforate, also 15½d. vertical pair with blind perforations, unmounted mint and very fine. S.G. 1203, 1204a, £2,250.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainQueen Elizabeth II IssuesRegional IssuesWales 1958-67 1/6d. grey-blue imperforate imprimatur horizontal pair from the foot of the sheet, unmounted mint with "bpma" handstamp on reverse, very fine and rare. S.G. W6var PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great BritainSurface Printed Proofs and Essays1880 Imperial Crown Watermarked paper trial, upper left corner block of forty eight (6x8) with on the left margin full postage inscription, some creasing and reinforced splits as expected for a such large block nevertheless a desirable exhibition item.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainSurface Printed Proofs and EssaysWatermarked paper trial selection including 1855-57 large garter upper left block of four on gummed paper, 1857-64 large crown found in the TA (TL) error on ungummed paper, 1882 large anchor right marginal block of four and right marginal single on ungummed blued paper, a fine and seldom offered group.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1855-571858 (9 June) envelope registered from Castle Street to Helensburgh bearing perforated 1d. red alongside 6d. pale lilac, both tied by boxed "castle/street" handstamps alongside Edinburgh d.s.; envelope marked "Registered" with part Glasgow d.s. and wax seal on reverse where flap is missing, otherwise a fine and attractive usage.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1855-571/- pale green block of eight (4x2) cancelled by barred numerals '21', some reduced marking at foot otherwise fine and a striking block. S.G. 73, £2,800Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1862-64Watermark Emblems9d. bistre, CC, slightly toned original gum. S.G. 86, £5,800 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1865-674d. vermilion, Plate 12, DA-JF lower right hand corner marginal block of forty-two (6x7) showing label at foot "postage four pence.", thirty stamps unmounted, the remainer large part original, fresh gum; wrinkles and bends as might be expected from such a large multiple, a few light tone spots though of undeniable freshness of colour and impact, a remarkable rarity and surely one of the largest remaining multiples. S.G. 94, £24,150++ Photoprovenance:Earl of CrawfordSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1865-674d. vermilion, Plate 12, SJ, 1870 experimental printing on imperforate Dr. Perkins blued paper, good margins all round, large part original gum, very fine and rare. Spec. J59b, £3,200 Photoprovenance:VerusSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1865-674d. vermilion, IG, Plate 13 and 6d. lilac, QE, Plate 5, both with wing margin at left, small part original gum, the 4d. with a few bends. S.G. 93, 97, £1,850Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1865-676d. lilac, Plate 5, BJ imperforate imprimatur, wonderful, even margins all round, large part original gum, very fine and fresh, one of only twenty-five possible examples. S.G. £3,800 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1867-802/- dull blue, 1867-83 5/- pale rose (paper adhesion on reverse) and 1873-80 watermark Spray of Rose 1/- orange-brown, all overprinted "specimen"; part to large part original gum. A scarce trio. S.G. 118s, 127s, 151s, £2,400. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1867-806d. mauve without hyphen, Plate 9, SD with wing margin at right, unmounted mint, light horizontal bend otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 109, £700 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1867-801869 (27 Feb) entire from London to Biella, Piemonte bearing 6d. lilac (with hyphen), plate 6, SK tied by '103' duplex with "pd", "insufficiently/prepaid" and barred "b" handstamps on face and Biella receiving d.s. on reverse; also 1870 (11 Dec.) entire letter from London to Cobija, Bolivia bearing 6d. mauve (without hyphen) alongside 1/- green, plate 4 tied by London duplex with Cobija received datestamp on face and "wetherell, quintas &co. / london" cachet on reverse; 6d. with small worm hole at foot otherwise a fine duo. S.G. 104, 109, 117Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s P...

Great Britain1867-8010d. pale red-brown, GC, Plate 1, unused with part original gum. Rare. S.G. 113, £3,600 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1867-802/- dull blue, AI-BK corner marginal block of six (3x2) with wing margin at left and showing plate number '1', unused with part to large part disturbed original gum, lower row and upper right stamp with horizontal crease, one or two minor ink stains otherwise a rare and appealing multiple. S.G. 118, £27,000 Photoprovenance:Spink, July 2017Dr. Douglas Latto, October 1992Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1867-802/- brown, DG, crisply cancelled by "C35" cancellation of Panama (Colombia). A fine example used abroad. R.P.S. Certificate (1969). Z108. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1867-802/- brown, JE, wing margin at left, unused, small repair, large thin and redistributed gum though a very difficult stamp unused, initialled in pencil "AD". S.G. 121, £30,000 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1867-802/- brown, LG, cancelled by London barred numeral, faults at top right otherwise a rare stamp. S.G. 121, £4,250Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1867-802/- brown OA, cancelled by '95' duplex. Fine and rare. S.G. 121, £4,250 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1867-802/- brown, PJ, variety imperforate, clear margins on all four sides, original gum; fine and rare. Brandon Certificate (2003). S.G. 121a, £30,000 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1867-802/- brown, SC, cancelled by crisp barred numeral, small perf. faults along right hand side otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 121, £4,250 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1867-83Watermark Maltese CrossHF, 5/- pale rose Plate 2 imperforate imprimatur, good margins all round with original gum, a little disturbed in places, fine and a very rare high value imprimatur with only twenty-one possible examples. S.G. from £18,000 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1867-83Watermark Maltese Cross5/- rose, Plate 1, CB overprinted "specimen" (Type 6), large part original gum, very fine and of wonderful colour. S.G. 126s, £1,100 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1867-83Watermark Maltese Cross10/- greenish grey, AG, crisp and upright Paisley c.d.s. for 6 April 1882, brilliant colour and well centred, fine and an exceptional example of this rare stamp. Brandon Certificate (2004). S.G. 128, £3,000 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1867-83Watermark Maltese Cross£1 brown-lilac, DJ, overprinted "specimen" type 9, small part original gum, centred to lower right and a few short or pulled perfs., good colour; scarce and attractive. Brandon Certificate (2015). S.G. 129s, £6,250 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1867-83Watermark Maltese Cross£1 brown-lilac, FJ from plate 1, unused, regummed and of pale colour though of fresh appearance and a rare stamp. S.G. 129 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1867-83Watermark Maltese Cross£1 brown-lilac, DF, cancelled by part duplex, a little surface abrasion and bottom right corner perf. crease though a very rare stamp. S.G. 129, £3,750 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1867-83Watermark Anchor, Blued Paper5/- rose, FB, crisp Bradford Yorks c.d.s. for 27 Feb. 1883, good colour and very well centred, fine. B.P.A. Certificate (1990). S.G. 130, £3,500 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1867-83Watermark Anchor, White Paper5/- rose, FD, Plate 4, unused, regummed with small with and some peripheral soiling, otherwise of superb colour and a difficult stamp unused. S.G. 134, £28,000 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1867-83Watermark Anchor, White Paper£5 orange, CD, large part original disturbed gum, possible re-perforation in upper left corner otherwise of fine, fresh appearance and colour, a rare stamp. S.G. 137, £10,000 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1867-83Watermark Anchor, White Paper£5 orange, CK, large part original gum, multiple creases though well centred and of good colour. Rare. S.G. 137, £10,000 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1867-83Watermark Anchor, White Paper£5 orange, CL, Edinburgh c.d.s. of 4 April 1893, fine and well centred. Attractive and scarce. S.G. 137, £3,500 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1873-80Watermark Orb2½d. blue, Plate 1: CE-DF block of four overprinted "specimen", type 9, large part original gum with some age spots otherwise an attractive multiple. S.G. 142s, £640+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1873-80Watermark Spray3d. rose, Plate 14: NI-OJ, block of four from the lower left corner of the pane with wing margin at left and inscription "price/3 Pence/per Label", original gum, fine. S.G. 143 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1873-80Watermark Spray1/- green, Plate 8: AC, imperforate imprimatur with good margins all round, large part original gum, exceptionally fresh colour and one of only twenty-two possible examples. S.G. £3,500 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1873-80Watermark Spray1/- orange-brown, Plate 13: CK, large part original gum, very well centred, exceptional fresh colour and a very rare stamp as such. S.G. 151, £4,750 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1873-80Watermark Spray8d. master die proof in black on white glazed card (92x60mm.) dated "June 14, 1876.", very fine and scarce. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1873-80Watermark Spray8d. colour trial in brown-orange from Plate 1, lettered NF and overprinted "specimen" (Type 11) diagonally reading upwards, part original gum, fine and scarce. S.G. 156sSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1880-833d. on 3d. lilac, RA-SB block of four overprinted "specimen", Type 9, large part original gum with one or two trivial bends otherwise fine and a rare multiple. S.G. 159s, £1,200+ PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1880-833d. on 3d. and 6d. on 6d. lilac, part to large part original gum, fine and scarce. S.G. 159, 162, £1,325Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1883-84Blued Paper2/6d. lilac, crisp Bournemouth c.d.s., fine and very attractive. R.P.S. Certificate (1989). S.G. 175, £1,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1883-84Blued Paper5/- die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) marked "before hardening" and dated "11 jul 83". A rare proof. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1883-84Blued Paper5/- rose, crisp Grangemouth c.d.s. of 25 July 1884, fine and a quite exceptional example of this rare stamp. R.P.S. Certificate (1993). S.G. 176, £3,250 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1883-84White Paper2/6d. lilac, block of four cancelled by four neat strikes of the 'queens squire/ belfast' c.d.s., fine and a scarce used multiple. S.G. 178.provenance:Desmond HeywardSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1883-84White Paper5/- rose, ME, well-centred, slight gum creasing; fresh colour, unmounted mint. S.G. 180, £1,100 (for mounted).provenance:"Fordwater", November 2012Desmond HeywardSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1883-84White Paper5/- rose, block of four, crisp Manchester/Telegraphs cancellations of 9 March 1894, well centred, fine and a scarce multiple. S.G. 180Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1883-84White Paper10/- Cobalt DA-EB block of four, each stamp neatly cancelled by Ulverston 04.03.85 d.s.; one or two minor bends of trifling significance, of wonderful colour and centring and a piece of the greatest significance, believed to be the only surviving Cobalt block. B.P.A. Certificates (1959, 1991). S.G. 182, £30,000++ PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1883-84White Paper10/- cobalt, MH, cancelled by indistinct barred oval handstamp leaving clear the Queen's profile, some minor imperfections and natural fading otherwise fine and rare. Bach Eichele Certificate (2003). S.G. 182, £7,500. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1883-84White Paper10/- ultramarine, deep shade, unmounted mint, superb. S.G. 183, £2,250+ PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1883-84White Paper10/- pale ultramarine, block of four, Manchester/Telegraphs c.d.s of 27 Feb. 1888, very fine. An attractive and scarce multiple. S.G. 183a PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1884Watermark Imperial Crowns£1 brown-lilac, Belfast c.d.s. of 4 Feb. 1891, wonderful colour, superb. Signed AD and with ink notation on reverse. S.G. 185, £3,000 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1884Watermark Imperial Crowns£1 brown-lilac, TA showing clear frame break at lower left cancelled by barred oval, some slight surface abrasion otherwise a good example of this rare variety. Gronlund Certificate (1976). S.G. 185a, £5,000 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1888Watermark Orbs£1 brown-lilac, Manchester/Telegraphs c.d.s. of 14 Jan. 1889, lovely colour, pressed horizontal crease, most attractive and scarce. S.G. 186, £4,500 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1888Watermark Orbs£1 brown-lilac, RD, cancelled by oval registered (10.4.88) datestamp, a vertical bend at left and minor restoring on the reverse, though of fine appearance. S.G. 186, £4,500. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1883 or 1884½d. to 1/- set of eight, unused, mostly heavily hinged, 6d. a little colour suffused, 9d. with crease and 1/- with large thin, otherwise a rare set. S.G. 187-196, £5,000Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1887-92 Jubilee Issue4½d. entirely hand drawn essay on white card (63x84mm.) showing unissued design in grey-violet, pale blue and deep blue, touched up in Chinese white with simulated perforations marked "e." and dated "FEB 1.92". One of ten such essays produced by De La Rue, a spectacular essay and a wonderful addition to any collection. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1887-92 Jubilee Issue1899 10d. essay, entirely hand painted in green, deep blue and light blue, touched up in Chinese white with simulated perfs., executed on stamp sized card, with light pen cross cancellation and affixed to tracing paper (66x84mm.) numbered "4." and dated "march 15/89". A beautiful essay and one of only ten from the series produced by De La Rue. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great Britain1887-92 Jubilee Issue1½d. multiple of fifteen, with the bottom left stamp showing variety 'deformed leaf', unmounted mint, very fresh and rare multiple. S.G. 198/198b £1450Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1887-92 Jubilee Issue2d. colour trial in purple and orange on gummed, unwatermarked paper, perforated 13½, large part original gum, very fine and scarce. Photoprovenance:VerusSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great Britain1887-92 Jubilee Issue1/- colour trial in slate on gummed, watermark crown paper perforated 13½, part original gum. Very fine and scarce. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1887-92 Jubilee Issue1/- dull green block of eight (4x2), three stamps lightly mounted mint, the remainder unmounted, some bends as to be expected otherwise a rare multiple. S.G. 211, £2,200++ PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Great Britain1887-92 Jubilee Issue£1 green, GA imperforate, overprinted "specimen" (Type 9), good margins all round, unmounted mint, very fine and rare. Spec. K17s, £6,500 PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Great Britain1887-92 Jubilee IssueA group of mint multiples and singles on Hagner pages and stock cards, comprising ½d. vermilion multiples (3) of thirty one, twenty four, eight and three, ½d. blue green block of twelve, 1½d. multiples of six (3) one with adhesion on reverse and a block of twelve, 2½d. multiples (4) of eight, six, four and three, 4d. multiples of ten, nine and six, 3d. multiples (5) of twelve, six and a multiple of seven, 5d. blocks of six (3) and a marginal strip of three, 4½d. multiples including a block of of ten, multiple of eight and six pairs, 6d. multiples (3) include m...

Great Britain1857 (14 Sept.) entire letter from Manchester to London bearing 1854 2d. alongside 1855 6d. with straight line "registered" and double arc "registered/g.p.o." d.s., both in red; also 1867 (16 Nov.) entire letter from Birmingham to Paris bearing 1865-67 4d. pair tied by numeral '75' with oval "registered/birmingham" d.s. and "registered/pd/london" duplex and "chargé". A fine duo.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainSurface Printed Collections1862-1887, a predominantly used surface printed collection on Hagner pages, including 1862-64 3d. overprinted "specimen" vertically, 3d. (20, 6d. (4), 9d. (4), 1/- (5); 1867-80 3d. (3) and block of four, 6d., 9d., 10d., 1/- (2) and block of four, 2/- (2), 1867-83 5/-, 10/- (faults), 1883-84 2/6d. and 10/- , all used; 1887-92 4½d. mint block of four and used set to 1/- ; also KEVII 2/6d. and Seahorse 2/6d. used. Mixed condition though an interesting group.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Bu...

Great BritainTelegraphs1875 Small Head die proof in sepia on matt card with faint pencil frame lines; fine and rare.provenance:Spink, Great Britain Auction, 20th September, 2011Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainTelegraphs1876-81 5/- rose, plate 2 lettered BH and £1 brown-lilac, lettered BM, both very fine used, the former cancelled by 'Lisburn' 18.01.82 d.s., the latter by 'Armagh' 14.07.77 d.s. S.G. T13, T17, £1,150Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainTreasury Competition EssaysCharles Whiting Congreve Method engine turned background and '1d.' in the centre, rectangular essay in black and white on thick wove paper, clear to good margins, minor peripheral imperfections at top mentioned for accuracy, otherwise fine and scarce. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainTreasury Competition EssaysCharles Whiting Congreve Method, "½oz. 1d." square essay, number 12, in red and black on thick wove paper, generally clear margins; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Great BritainTreasury Competition Essays1840 Charles Whiting 1d. " not to exceed half ounce" Congreve essay in black and red, cut from the original sheet with large margins all round, slight thinning at top otherwise fine and scarce. Spec. from £1,600 PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.