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PLATING AND CONSULTANCY SERVICE:
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LOCKDOWN OR NOT? We are now, in theory at least, coming out of lockdown Mark 3. However for the foreseeable future, nothing very much is going to change! The watchwoord, even for the double-jabbed like us, will remain 'Be Careful'! Most standard low-value non-'Signed For' despatches will go into the postbox a couple of hundred yards from our house, and will be 'self-certified' by us. We shall still keep Post Office visits ('Signed For' packages only) to a minimum. In the meantime, we'll spend our time at home constructively, and load as much new delicious material as we can fit in to our busy schedule....you know, essential shopping (gin, tonic, etc etc), exercise (half-an-hour's perambulation around the garden - about 8 circuits), and work - commute across the hall! Naturally, all within the rules!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS: Because of GDPR regulations, I can no longer receive card details through my Secure Server. Accordingly I have modified the Order Form to delete that option. With immediate effect (unless you know that I already have the relevant details) you will need to phone me on 01258 472720 in order to pass that information. BACS transfer (see 'Ordering') is recommended...

PLATING SERVICE
With regret, because of the considerable (and relatively uneconomic) drain on my time, I have decided not to take on any more large consignments with immediate effect. I already have a significant backlog, but I may be able to accept very small consignments (1-20 or so) from SEPTEMBER 2021. However please contact me before sending first! Otherwise packages are liable to languish indefinitely in the sorting office! Unsolicited plating, sent without prior contact, will be automatically relegated to the bottom of the heap, in the 'Maybe One Day' basket...large consignments will be returned.

The last EBAY LIST has long since finished - hopefully I will be able to find time to load a new list soon! Just click on the link at the bottom of this page...and HAPPY HUNTING!

LATEST UPDATE: 27.7.2021

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NEW STAMPS STOCK

  • JULY GEMS...
  • A small batch of particularly fine LARGE-MARGINED 1d BLACKS, mostly from the earlier plates, including a VERY EARLY INTENSE BLACK from Plate 1A - shame it's not on cover - it would probably be a 'MAY DATE'!

  • An interesting mixed bag of 'goodies', from a PLATE 8 1d BLACK cancelled with LEEDS 'SPECIAL' MALTESE CROSS, a lovely selection of PLATE 47 C9s, including MATCHED PAIRS WITH C10s and some of the SCARCER SHADES, and some interesting MISCELLANEOUS LATER ISSUES, including a pretty example of the RARE SG 120b 2s MILKY BLUE, and a selection of the RARER OFFICIALS WITH PTS CERTS...

  • A useful batch of 'BLACK' PLATE REDS, including SCARCE PLATES 1b, 1c AND 2, a LOVELY PLATE 10 with RARE BLUE MALTESE CROSS, a couple of useful PLATE 11 reds to match with your black(!),and a nice newly listed 1d INTENSE BLACK from the SCARCER PLATE 9 with what looks like a deep BROWNISH-MAROON Maltese Cross, but is actually an OXIDISED RED cross! With PTS CERT...

    NEW STAMPS

     
    1840 1d Intense Black Plate 1A 'DD' 1840 1d Grey-Black Plate 1a 'MI' 1840 1d Intense Black Plate 1b 'EE' 1840 1d Black Plate 4 'SL' MANCHESTER MX 1840 1d Intense Black Plate 1b 'RI' 1840 1d Intense Black Plate 2 'JL' 1840 1d Intense Black Plate 6 'JL' Brown MX
    B:1011
    1840 1d Intense Black
    Plate 1a 'DD'
    VERY EARLY
    IMPRESSION,
    CONSTANT VARIETY:
    E 'D' WEAK
    200.00
    B:1004
    1840 1d Grey-black
    (VERY WORN)
    Plate 1a 'IH'
    BLEUTE PAPER
    295.00
    B:1000
    1840 1d Intense Black
    Plate 1b 'EE'
    BLEUTE PAPER,
    CONSTANT VARIETY
    SUPERB
    325.00
    B:1001
    1840 1d Black
    Plate 4 'SL'
    MANCHESTER
    'FISHTAIL' MX
    395.00
    B:1000
    1840 1d Intense Black
    Plate 1b 'RI'
    CONSTANT VARIETY:
    RECUT 'I'
    225.00
    B:1007
    1840 1d Intense Black
    Plate 2 'JL'
    NO RAY FLAWS,
    CONSTANT DOTS
    NE & SE
    225.00
    B:973
    1840 1d Intense Black
    Plate 6 'JL'
    RARE BROWN
    MALTESE CROSS
    750.00
     
    1840 1d Intense Black Plate 8 'DC' 1840 2d Pale Blue Plate 1 'FH' Orange MX 1840 2d Blue Plate 1 'HC' 1840 1d Black/1841 1d Red Plate 10 'NL' MATCHED PAIR, MANCHESTER MX 1840 2d Steel Blue Plate 1 'LI' 1840 2d Deep Blue Plate 2 'BJ' Red MX 1840 2d Blue Plate 2 'MJ' Dorchester Town Cancel
    B:997
    1840 1d Intense Black
    Plate 8 'DC'
    SCARCER PLATE
    AND SHADE,
    VGL NE,
    SUPERB
    285.00
    BL:1743
    1840 2d Pale Blue
    Plate 1 'FH'
    SCARCER
    SHADE,
    ORANGE MX
    250.00
    BL:1659
    1840 2d Blue
    Plate 1 'HC'
    RED MX
    SUPERB
    450.00
    B:982
    1840 1d Grey-Black/Red-brown
    Plate 10 'NL'
    VERY SCARCE PLATE,
    MATCHED PAIR
    RED WITH MANCHESTER
    'FISHTAIL' MX
    350.00
    BL:1744
    1840 2d Steel Blue
    Plate 1 'LI'
    FINE RARE
    VERY DEEP
    SHADE
    500.00
    BL:1745
    1840 2d Deep Blue
    Plate 2 'BJ'
    SCARCER
    RED MX
    250.00
    BL:1728
    1840 2d Blue
    Plate 2 'MJ'
    RARE 1842
    DORCHESTER
    TOWN CANCEL
    2950.00
     
    1840 2d Blue Plate 2 'OC' 1844 Cancel 1841 1d Red Plate 1b 'BA' 1841 1d Red Plate 2 'KA' CV 1840 2d Blue Plate 1 'FJ-FK' 1841 1d Red Plate 2 'MJ' 1841 1d Red Plate 9 'HB' Double 'H' 1841 1d Red Plate 9 'MJ' 'PyP NO 15'
    BL:1667
    1840 2d Blue
    Plate 2 'OC'
    RARE 1844
    NUMERAL
    250.00
    RM:4244
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 1 'BA'
    SCARCE PLATE
    75.00
    RM:4237
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 2 'KA'
    SCARCE PLATE,
    CONSTANT
    VARIETY
    85.00
    BL:1731
    1840 2d Blue
    Plate 1 'FJ-FK'
    SCARCE PAIR
    RED MX, VGLs NE
    585.00
    RM:3886
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 2 'MJ'
    SCARCE PLATE
    115.00
    RM:3980
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 9 'HB'
    DOUBLE 'H'
    75.00
    RM:4051
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 9 'MJ'
    HANDSWORTH
    PENNY POST
    'PyP NO 15'
    in BLUE
    95.00
     
    1841 1d Red Plate 10 'DH' State 2 1841 1d Red Plate 10 'EB' Blue MX 1841 1d Red Plate 11 'AL' Manchester MX 1841 1d Red Plate 9 'IB' Leeds MX 1841 1d Red Plate 11 'BL' Manchester MX 1841 1d Red-brown Plate 12 'SG' Greenock MX 1841 1d Red-brown Plate 13 'FE'
    RM:3941
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 10 'DH'
    SCARCE
    STATE 2
    70.00
    RM:4276
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 10 'EB'
    RARE BLUE
    MALTESE CROSS
    375.00
    RM:4063
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 11 'AL'
    MANCHESTER
    'FISHTAIL' MX
    225.00
    RM:4060
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 9 'IB'
    LEEDS 'SPECIAL'
    DEBRIS-CLOGGED MX
    125.00
    RM:4062
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 11 'BL'
    MANCHESTER
    'FISHTAIL' MX
    285.00
    RM:3800
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 12 'SG'
    SCARCER PLATE,
    GREENOCK
    MALTESE CROSS
    85.00
    RM:3884
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 13 'FE'
    SCARCE PLATE
    55.00
     
    1841 1d Deep Red-brown Plate 14 'RC' Basal Shift 1841 1d Deep Red-brown Plate 15 'BK' Basal Shift 1841 1d Red-brown Plate 18 'MH' Basal Shift 1841 1d Red-brown Plate 9 'NF' Dublin II MX 1841 1d Red Plate 23 'LA' Blue MX 1841 1d Red Plate 26 'IK' Blue MX 1841 1d Red Plate 30 'CF' No 6 in MX
    RM:4221
    1841 1d Deep
    Red-brown
    Plate 14 'RC'
    SCARCER
    PLATE,
    BASAL SHIFT,
    VERY DEEP
    SHADE
    45.00
    RM:3801
    1841 1d Deep
    Red-brown
    Plate 15 'BK'
    BASAL SHIFT
    25.00
    RM:3968
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 18 'MH'
    SCARCE PLATE
    BASAL SHIFT
    35.00
    RM:3976
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 9 'NF'
    DUBLIN II MX
    SCARCE 1843 USE
    120.00
    RM:3916
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 23 'LA'
    RARE BLUE MX
    175.00
    RM:4067
    1841 1d Orange-Brown
    Plate 26 'IK'
    RARE BLUE MX
    195.00
    RM:3972
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 30 'CF'
    SCARCE PLATE,
    DOUBLE
    LETTER 'F'
    NO.6 IN MX
    120.00
     
    1841 1d Red Plate 41 'OH' 1844 1d Red Plate 45 'GA' Constant Variety 1844 1d Orange-brown Plate 52 'QE' 1851 1d Red Plate 129 'LB' Lavender Paper 1847 1d Red Plate 74 'KC' Watermark Inverted 1851 1d Red Plate 110 'HL' 1852 1d Orange-brown Plate 144 'IH'
    RM:4242
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 41 'OH'
    SCARCE TRANSITIONAL
    MALTESE CROSS
    27.50
    Ri:5760
    1844 1d Red
    Plate 45 'GA'
    CONSTANT VARIETY
    SCARCE CANCEL
    18.50
    Ri:5727
    1844 1d
    Orange-brown
    Plate 52 'QE'
    SCARCE SHADE
    E/W RECUT
    65.00
    Ri:6408
    1851 1d Red
    Plate 129 'LB'

    LAVENDER PAPER
    45.00
    Ri:6180
    1847 1d Red
    Plate 74 'KC'

    WATERMARK
    INVERTED,
    RARE CANCEL
    95.00
    Ri:5803
    1851 1d Red
    Plate 110 'HL'
    SCARCER PLATE
    SUPERB
    18.50
    Ri:B2:6182
    1852 1d Orange-
    brown B2(3)
    Plate 144 'IH'

    FINE SCARCE
    SHADE, MISSING
    IMPRIMATUR
    65.00
     
    1852 1d Red Plate 153 'AG' 1853 1d Lake-red Plate 163 'AC' 1850 1d Red CE2 Plate 100 'QK' 1854 1d Red C1 Plate 194 'DK-EL' 1854 1d Orange-red C1(5) Plate 157 'HG' 1854 1d Red C1 Plate 164 'OH' 1854 1d Red C1 Plate 176 'SA' STATE 2
    Ri:B2:5800
    1852 1d Red-brown
    Plate 153 'AG'
    MISSING
    IMPRIMATUR
    12.50
    Ri:B2:6181
    1853 1d Lake-red B2(2)
    Plate 163 'AG'
    MISSING
    IMPRIMATUR
    RARE SHADE
    200.00
    RP:CE2:13473
    1850 1d Red-brown
    CE2 Plate 100 'QK'
    ARCHER PERF
    FINE & RARE
    225.00
    RP:C1:12832
    1854 1d Red
    C1 Plate 194 'DK-EL'
    SCARCE BLOCK
    125.00
    RP:C1:12855
    1854 1d Orange-red
    C1(5) Plate 157 'HG'
    SCARCE PLATE
    & SHADE,
    CONSTANT
    VARIETY
    50.00
    RP:C1:12857
    1854 1d Red
    C1 Plate 164 OH'
    SUPERB
    13.50
    RP:C1:12564
    1854 1d Red
    C1 Plate 176
    'SA' STATE 2
    VERY WORN
    LATE USE
    16.50
     
    1854 1d Plum C1 Plate 179 'DB' 1854 1d Orange-red C1(5) Plate 182 'OD' 1854 1d Red C1 Plate 201 'SG' Imprimatur 1855 1d Red C3 Plate 20 'NG-NI' 1854 1d Red C1 Plate 203 'QG' Imprimatur 1854 1d Red C1 Plate 204 'SG' Imprimatur 1855 1d Red C2 Plate 200 'EC'
    RP:C1:13353
    1854 1d Plum
    C1(4) Plate 179 'DB'
    RARE SHADE
    195.00
    RP:C1:12551
    1854 1d Orange-red
    C1(5) Plate 182 'OD'
    SCARCE SHADE
    16.50
    RP:13276
    1854 1d Red
    C1 Plate 201 'SG',
    FINE 4-MARGIN
    IMPRIMATUR
    275.00
    RP:C3:12833
    1855 1d Red
    C3 Plate 20 'NG-NI'
    RARE PLATE
    VERY RARE
    MULTIPLE
    450.00
    RP:13278
    1854 1d Red
    C1 Plate 203 'QG',
    SUPERB
    IMPRIMATUR
    350.00
    RP:C1:13279
    1854 1d Red C1
    Plate 204 'SG'
    SCARCE
    PLATE, FINE
    IMPRIMATUR
    425.00
    RP:C2:12541
    1855 1d Red C2
    Plate 200 'EC'
    SCARCE PLATE
    SUPERB
    125.00
     
    1855 1d Red C3 Plate 15 'IG' 1855 1d Red C3 Plate 16 'AG' width= 1855 1d Deep Red-brown C3(2) Plate 20 'TG' 1855 1d Red C4 Plate 6 'EE-FF' 1855 1d Red C4 Plate 8 'PK' Northwich '574' 1855 1d Red C5 Plate 7 'TC' 1855 1d Red C5 Plate 8 'LG'
    RP:C3:12076
    1855 1d Red
    C3 Plate 15 'IG'

    SCARCE PLATE
    62.50
    RP:C3:13585
    1855 1d Red
    C3 Plate 16 'AG'

    RARE PLATE,
    MISSING
    IMPRIMATUR,
    SHORT STAMP,
    MW CERT
    325.00
    RP:C3:13477
    1855 1d Deep
    Red-brown
    C3(2) Plate
    20 'TG'

    RARE PLATE
    SCARCER SHADE
    135.00
    RP:C4:13354
    1855 1d Red/
    C4 Plate 6 'EE-FF'
    SCARCE BLOCK
    SUPERB USED
    225.00
    RP:C4:12758
    1855 1d Red
    C4 Plate 8 'PK'

    NORTHWICH '574'
    RARITY 'H'
    20.00
    RP:C5:12841
    1855 1d Red
    C5 Plate 7 'TC'
    SCARCE ISSUE
    DEEPISH SHADE
    32.50
    RP:C5:12840
    1855 1d Red
    C5 Plate 8 'LG'
    SCARCE ISSUE
    SCARCER PLATE
    39.50
     
    1855 1d Red C5 Plate 9 'GG' 1855 1d Red C5(2) Plate 11 'FK' 1855 1d Red C5 Plate 13 'EF' 1855 1d Red C3/C4/C6 Plate 7 'PK' TRIO GREEN CANCEL 1855 1d Red C7 Plate 22 'PL' 1855 1d Red C7 Plate 26 'PF' 1856 1d Orange-brown C8(5)j Plate 27 'KD'
    RP:C5:12527
    1855 1d Red
    C5 Plate 9 'GG'
    SCARCE ISSUE
    EX WIGGINS
    32.50
    RP:C5:12843
    1855 1d Deep
    Red-brown C5(2)
    Plate 11 'FK'

    SCARCER PLATE
    AND SHADE
    46.50
    RP:C5:13475
    1855 1d Red C5
    Plate 13 'EF'
    RARE PLATE
    (MIKE WILLIAMS
    CERTIFICATE)
    225.00
    RP:C3:C4:C6:13505
    1855 1d Red/
    C3/C4ud/C6 Plate 7 'PK'
    RARE MATCHED TRIO
    C4 IRISH DUBLIN '186'
    CANCEL IN BRIGHT GREEN
    65.00
    RP:C7:12713
    1855 1d Red C7
    Plate 22 'PL'
    RARE ISSUE
    VERY RARE PLATE
    650.00
    RP:C7:12714
    1855 1d Red C7
    Plate 26 'PF'
    RARE ISSUE
    SCARCER PLATE
    325.00
    RP:C8:12878
    1856 1d Orange-
    brown C8(5)j
    Plate 27 'KD'
    SCARCER SHADE
    GOTHIC 'K'
    16.50
     
    1856 1d Orange-red C8(7) Plate 34 'IA' Scots Local 1856 1d Orange-brown C8(5) Plate 36 'DF' 1857 1d Orange-brown C9(1) Plate 31 'IG' 1856/57 1d Red (shades) C8(5/6)/C10(4) Plate 36 'MJ' 1857 1d Pale Red C9(3) Plate 46 'AC' 1857 1d Bright Red C9(4) Plate 47 'KD' 1857 1d Pale Rose C9A(1) Plate 49 'HF'
    RP:C8:12884
    1856 1d Orange-
    red C8(7)
    Plate 34 'IA'
    SCARCE SHADE
    Ex WIGGINS
    25.00
    RP:C8:12879
    1856 1d Orange-
    brown C8(5)
    Plate 36 'DF'
    UNUSUAL VERY
    PALE SHADE
    SUPERB
    20.00
    RP:C9:13246
    1857 1d Orange-
    brown C9(1)
    Plate 31 'IG'
    SCARCER PLATE,
    SHADE
    AND CANCEL
    45.00
    RP:C8:C8:C10:13111
    1856/57 1d Deep Claret/
    Orange-Brown/Deep Rose-red
    C8(6), C8(5), C10(4) Plate 36 'MJ'
    SCARCE MATCHED SHADES
    C8s EX WIGGINS
    135.00
    RP:C9:13259
    1857 1d Pale Red
    C9(3) Plate 46
    'AC' CV,
    SCARCER PLATE,
    MISSING
    IMPRIMATUR
    27.50
    RP:C9:13605
    1857 1d Bright
    Red C9(4)
    Plate 47 'KD'
    SCARCE SHADE,
    VERY RARE
    CANCEL
    65.00
    RP:C9:13266
    1857 1d Pale
    Rose C9A(1)
    Plate 49 'HF'
    RARE PLATE,
    CONSTANT
    VARIETY
    95.00
     
    1857 1d Pale Rose C9A(1) Plate 55 'CG' 1857 1d Rose-red C10 Plate 45 'MJ' 1857 1d Rose-red C11 Plate 45 'GC' 1857 1d Pale Red C9(3)/Rose-red C11 Plate 45 'FG' Matched 1857 1d Rose-red C11 Plate 58 'JD' 1847 1s Green Embossed SG55 1848 10d Brown Embossed SG57
    RP:C9:13204
    1857 1d Pale Rose
    C9A(1) Plate 55
    'CG' CVs
    VERY RARE
    PLATE,
    SCARCE
    CANCEL
    395.00
    RP:C10:13116
    1857 1d Rose-
    red C10
    Plate 45 'MJ'
    RARE PLATE
    125.00
    RP:C11:12576
    1857 1d Rose-
    red C11
    Plate 45 'GC'
    VERY RARE
    PLATE
    215.00
    RP:C9:C11:13325
    1857 1d Pale Red/Rose-red
    C9(3)/C11 Plate 45 'FG'
    VERY RARE C9/C11 PLATE,
    MATCHED PAIR
    285.00
    RP:C11:12580
    1857 1d Rose-
    red C11
    Plate 58 'JD'
    SCARCE PLATE
    CONSTANT
    VARIETY
    68.50
    Misc:QV:953
    1847 1s Green
    Embossed SG55
    SCARCE
    250.00
    Misc:QV:954
    1848 10d Brown
    Embossed SG57
    RARE SO FINE
    500.00
     
    1862 3d Pale Carmine-rose SG77 Plate 2 'MC' Unused 1867 2s Milky Blue SG120b Plate 1 'MF' 1874 5s Pale Rose SG127 Plate 2 'GI' 1913 1 Dull Blue-green 'Seahorse' SG404 1878 10s Greenish-grey SG128 Plate 1 'GF' CDS 1884 10s Ultramarine SG183 'HB' CDS 1886 6d Dull Green SGO62 'HJ' 'GOVT PARCELS'
    Misc:QV:957
    1862 3d Pale
    Carmine-rose
    SG77 UNUSED
    (NO GUM)
    FAULTS BUT
    SCARCE
    250.00
    Misc:QV:979
    1867 2s Milky Blue
    SG120b Plate 1 'MF'
    RARE SHADE
    225.00
    Misc:QV:958
    1874 5s Pale
    Rose SG127
    SCARCER
    PLATE
    400.00
    Misc:GV:970
    1913 1 Dull
    Blue-green
    'SEAHORSE'
    SCARCE
    475.00
    Misc:QV:959
    1878 10s Greenish-
    Grey SG128
    'GOLDSMITH
    ST' E.C.
    LONDON CDS
    2 FEB 1883
    RARE SO FINE
    950.00
    Misc:QV:964
    1884 10s Ultramarine
    SG183 'HB'
    LONDON
    E.C. CDS
    27 NOV 1891
    SCARCE
    165.00
    Misc:QV:981
    1886 6d Dull Green
    SGO62 'HJ'
    'GOVT PARCELS'
    OFFICIAL
    RARE
    PTS CERT
    300.00

     

    OTHER PHILATELIC MATERIAL:

  • IMPRIMATUR PHOTOS: I have a number of duplicate NPM Imprimatur Photos, superfluous to my collection, which I am offering for sale at 10 each. These are high quality ACTUAL SIZE black-and-white photographs of the First Registration Sheet, i.e. the first sheet off the press of each new plate, and are invaluable plating reference tools. A batch of these has been loaded, most on the 1844 1d REDS page, but including the RARE PLATE 22 on the DIE II ALPH III (C7-C13) page. (In addition to those plates listed, I also have the following Die I plates available: 5, 13, 18, 47-56, 58 and 59. Please contact me if any of these are required.)

    NEW COVERS AND POSTAL HISTORY STOCK

    LATEST OFFERINGS:

  • A LARGE-MARGINED PLATE 1b 1d INTENSE BLACK, and a SUPERB PLATE 20 on cover...
  • A SERIOUSLY RARE STRIP OF FOUR from C9 PLATE 40 ON COVER, with MIKE WILLIAMS CERTIFICATE...
  • A couple of useful MULREADIES on the POSTAL HISTORY page, a couple of PENNY PINKS, a tatty but fascinating 1823 entire referring to the winding-up of a peer's estate, and a small batch of interesting and useful pieces from the 1820s. Lots more POSTAL HISTORY on the way...
  • A STUNNING group of THREE C1 PLUMS ON COVER: all three from the same correspondence a few days apart, from the same plate with consecutive letterings, and same centering - undoubtedly from the same sheet! LOVELY...
  • Also on the 1d 'STARS' COVERS page, another dozen or so interesting early covers from C1s to C6s, including some nice shades and attractive covers...
  • A total of some FIFTY New Covers have been added in recent weeks, including the above batches. Previous examples include no fewer than SEVENTEEN new MALTESE CROSS 1d RED COVERS, from Plate 20 and 22 both cancelled with GREENOCK MALTESE CROSSES, a couple of Plate 25s with EDINBURGH BALLOON SPECIAL MALTESE CROSSES, Plate 29 with DISTINCTIVE SQUAT 'S', a STRIP OF THREE from the SCARCER PLATE 30, a Plate 39 cancelled with NO.9 IN MALTESE CROSS, and a nice SCARCE PLATE 40. A couple of nice later 1d RED NUMERAL-CANCEL IMPERFS include a LOVELY example of the Transitional PLATE 41, a SCARCE BLUE LONDON DISTRICT LOW-NUMBER '41' on Plate 160, and a small batch of further LATE ALPHABET II IMPERF covers. Two new 2d BLUES COVERS include a RARE PAIR of SG23a ON IRISH COVER. Finally, a small selection of 1d 'STARS' COVERS includes a LOVELY SCARCE MIXED FRANKING of C9(2) Plate 35 and SG66 4d Rose to Paris...

    NEW COVERS AND POSTAL HISTORY
     
    1841 1d Mulready Envelope 1840 1d Intense Black Plate 1b 'RD' 1840 1d Greyish-Black Plate 11 'BL' 1841 1d Red-brown Plate 12 'SC' 1841 1d Red-brown Plate 20 'CC'
    C:PH:1728
    1841 Mulready Envelope
    MANCHESTER LOCAL
    30 APRIL 1841
    65.00
    C:B:1745
    1840 1d Intense Black
    Plate 1b 'RD'
    SHEFFIELD TO BUXTON,
    25 AUGUST 1840
    LARGE MARGINS
    RECUT W FRAME-LINE
    250.00
    C:B:1532
    1840 1d Greyish-Black
    Plate 11 'BL'
    RAREST BLACK PLATE
    LONDON TO NORTHFLEET, KENT
    17 FEBRUARY 1841
    DOUBLE LETTER 'L'
    MATCHING 1d RED
    3750.00
    C:RM:1602
    1841 1d Red-brown
    Plate 12 'SC'
    BASINGSTOKE TO LONDON
    12 JULY 1841

    SCARCER PLATE
    MISSING IMPRIMATUR
    30.00
    C:RM:1744
    1841 1d Red-brown
    Plate 20 'CC'
    KINGTON TO STOURBRIDGE
    18 MARCH 1842

    SUPERB USED
    40.00
     
    1841 1d Red-brown Plate 34 'PJ-PK' No.10 in MX 1841 1d Red-brown Plate 42 'IA-JA' Limerick MX 1851 1d Red CE2 Plate 99 'TG' Archer Perf 1854 1d Plum C1(4) Plate 178 'RL' 1855 1d Red C3(2) Plate 13 'RK'
    C:RM:1606
    1841 1d Red-brown
    Plate 34 'PJ-PK'
    LONDON LOCAL 1 FEBRUARY 1844

    SCARCE '10' IN MX PAIR
    CONSTANT VARIETIES
    295.00
    C:RM:1651
    1841 1d Red-brown
    Plate 42 'IA-JA'
    LIMERICK-LONDON 15 MAY 1844

    RARE LIMERICK MALTESE CROSS
    BOXED 'TOO LATE'
    385.00
    C:CE2:1526
    185 1d Red-brown
    CE2 Plate 99 'TG'

    London local cover of
    23 FEBRUARY 1854
    RARE ARCHER PERF
    ON COVER
    525.00
    C:C1:1681
    1854 1d PLUM
    C1(4) Plate 178 'RL'

    WINKFIELD (Berks)-WEYMOUTH
    (via Bracknell, Farnborough
    Station and Dorchester)
    5 OCTOBER 1854
    SCARCE 'WINFIELD'
    (sic) UDC
    FINE RARE SHADE
    385.00
    C:C3:1543
    1855 1d Deep Red-brown
    on VERY BLUE paper
    C3(2) Plate 13 'RK'

    London-Staines
    19 APRIL 1856
    SCARCE PLATE AND SHADE
    65.00
     
    1856 1d Orange-brown C8(5) Plate 31 'BH' 1856 1d Deep Claret C8(6) Plate 36 'NB' 1855 2d Blue SG23a(F3) Plate 5 'KH-KI' 1857 1d Pale Rose C9A(1) Plate 27 'GC' 1857 1d Red-orange C9(2) Plate 35 'AJ'/SG66 4d Rose
    C:C8:1734
    1856 1d Orange-brown
    C8(5) Plate 31 'BH',
    Taunton to Barnstaple
    27 APRIL 1857
    SCARCER SHADE
    25.00
    C:C8:1737
    1856 1d Deep Claret
    on Very Blue paper
    C8(6) Plate 36 'NB',
    Greenock to Ottery St Mary
    3 MAY 1856
    RARE SHADE
    75.00
    C:BL:1654
    1855 2d Blue
    SG23a(F3) Plate 5 'KH-KI'
    IRISH Derry to Letterkenny
    28 JULY 1855
    SCARCE ISSUE, RARE PAIR
    SCARCE IRISH USE
    225.00
    C:C9:1639
    1857 1d Pale Rose
    C9A(1) Plate 27 'GC'
    Lewes to London
    9 MAY 1857
    Savoy Street Transitional
    SCARCER PLATE
    40.00
    C:C9:J51:1653
    1857 1d Red-orange/SG66 4d Rose
    C9(2) Plate 35 'AJ'/
    J51 Large Garter, White paper
    Scarce Mixed Franking
    London to Paris
    25 APRIL 1857
    Scarce Shade/Plate
    Pre-fire Transitional
    MISSING IMPRIMATUR
    SCARCER RARITY 'E' CANCEL
    120.00
     
    1857 1d Rose-red C9A(3) or C10 Plate 38 'AF' 1857 1d Pale Rose C9A(1) Plate 40 'DJ-GJ' 1857 1d Pale Rose C9A(1) Plate 43 'JG-JH' 1857 2d Blue F7 Plate 6 'KJ' 1857 4d Rose-carmine SG66
    C:C9A:1637
    1857 1d Rose-red
    C9A(3) or C10(?) Plate 38 'AF'
    Burton on Trent to
    Ashby de la Zouch
    31 AUGUST 1857
    Late Savoy Street or
    early Fleet Street?
    'BURTON ON TRENT' SPOON
    FIRST 1857 RECORD
    MISSING IMPRIMATUR
    25.00
    C:C9A:1726
    1857 1d Pale Rose
    C9A(1) Plate 40 'DJ-GJ'
    Birmingham to Coventry
    9 OCTOBER 1857
    Savoy Street Transitional
    (Late Use)
    SERIOUSLY RARE MULTIPLE
    OF A VERY RARE PLATE
    ON COVER
    MIKE WILLIAMS CERTIFICATE
    750.00
    C:C9A:1600
    1857 1d Pale Rose
    C9A(1) Plate 43 'JG-JH'
    Liverpool to London
    7 JULY 1857
    Savoy Street Transitional
    LIVERPOOL SPOONS
    TYPE C3 RECUT
    75.00
    C:BL:1640
    1857 2d Deep Blue
    F7 Plate 6 'KJ'
    IRISH Dundalk to Drogheda
    20 NOVEMBER 1857
    SCARCE IRISH USE
    45.00
    C:Misc:QV:1725
    1857 1d Rose-carmine
    SG66/J51
    London to St Etienne (Loire)
    via Calais and Paris
    30-31 MAY 1860
    Entire Letter
    in French
    55.00
     

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