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PLATING AND CONSULTANCY SERVICE:
I provide this service for the modest charge of 1.25 per stamp (1.50 for stamps on cover) - for more details, click on the 'HELP' button above...but see my note below about large consignments! Most of my regulars also know that I supply PLATING CDs for those who wish to take the DIY route...see my 'HELP' page for details...


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***NEWS***

A VERY HAPPY AND STAMPFUL NEW YEAR

to all our customers, and we hope you had a safe and peaceful Christmas. I didn't stay up to see the New Year in, but considered staying up to make sure the old one left! Here's looking forward to a happier 2021...

POSTAGE RATE CHANGES:
Royal Mail have excelled themselves with swingeing rises in postage rates with immediate effect - bless! Sadly I am not able to absorb these huge rises as I have done my best to do in the past! Details are now on the Order Form... Sorry, folks...

THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY: We wish to reassure our customers that we are complying with all Government instructions regarding personal hygiene and social distancing at this difficult time. In view of our advanced age(!), we are more-or-less self-isolating apart from essential shopping and exercise. We are still in good health and have every intention of remaining so! We will keep you all in the loop! In the meantime, with your favourite stamp fairs and many auctions being cancelled or going solely on-line, KEEP LOOKING ON OUR WEBSITES, because lots of new stock is being loaded all the time - KEEP SAFE AND BUY ON LINE!

LOCKDOWN 3! Here we go again! OK, only way to go - Post Office visits once a week only, on Thursday or Friday, for all 'Signed For' packages. All standard non-'Signed For' despatches will go into the postbox a couple of hundred yards from our house, and will be 'self-certified' by us. That's for our safety as 'over 70s vulnerable'. That may last until mid-February - or longer if BoJo has over-promised again.... Keep safe, people, as we plan to do - but bear with if we're not as quick as usual - oh, and by the way, the post is all over the place as well! Royal Mail are suffering with Covid staff shortages as well, so if your order is a bit slow in arriving, 'don't panic, Mr Mainwaring'! 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!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS: I am advised by my card processing company that because of GDPR regulations, I can no longer receive card details through the 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.

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 may be able to accept very small consignments (1-20 or so) from JANUARY 2021, but please contact me 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: 20.1.2021

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NEW STAMPS STOCK

PLENTY OF SCOPE TO SPEND YOUR CHRISTMAS MONEY NOW ON-LINE!

  • A small but useful batch of a dozen or so of the SCARCER EARLY MALTESE CROSS PLATES from Plates 14-16, with some lovely deep shades, and nice varieties...
  • A FINE batch of EIGHTY+ new 1844 NUMERAL CANCELS, including 20 or so from the SCARCER TRANSITIONAL plates, a very fine PLATE 61 with WATERMARK INVERTED, a few nice additions from PLATE 64 (including a BLUE CANCEL, and a MAJOR RE-ENTRY), a further selection of middle order plates, including a dozen or so nice DATED PIECES including the DIFFICULT PLATE 110, a small group of MULTIPLES, many VARIETIES, some nice SHADES including some excellent SCARCE ORANGE-BROWN examples, a VERY RARE BLUE IRISH TOWN CANCEL on a PLATE 78 with INVERTED 'S', a SCARCE PLATE 109, and a couple of nice later plates...
  • And a handy batch of a dozen or so examples from the EARLY and LATE ALPHABET II PLATES, including a USEFUL SCARCE PLATE 174...
  • On the C9 TRANSITIONALS page, a REMARKABLE VERY RARE C9/C11 MATCHED PAIR from PLATE 45, and a LOVELY C9 PLATE 52...
  • And see below for a stunning group of C1 PLUMS on cover...

    A POSITIVE CORNUCOPIA OF COVERS! See below for more details of TWENTY-EIGHT new covers added this week...

    EARLIER AUTUMN OFFERINGS...

  • A nice example of the RARE 2s MILKY BLUE SG120b on the Miscellaneous Later QV page...

  • A VERY UNUSUAL batch of SIX ACTUAL IMPRIMATURS - a LOVELY MARGINAL PLATE 136 'AD', and a pretty batch of five LATE C1 PLATES...

  • A FINE BATCH of nearly 40 NEW MALTESE CROSS REDS from PLATE 12 TO 43, plus VERY SCARCE PLATES 48 & 53 with LATE USE OF MX...

  • On the 1844 NUMERAL CANCELS page, a nice PLATE 74 with WATERMARK INVERTED and an 'H' RATED cancellation...

  • On the ALPHABET II IMPERFS page, two LOVELY SCARCE shades - an exceptionally FINE ORANGE-BROWN on Plate 144, and a SUPERB LAKE-RED on Plate 163, both also MISSING IMPRIMATURS...and...

  • On the TRANSITIONALS page, a MATCHED PAIR C8/C8A on PLATE 34, a RARE matched pairing of C8(6) DEEP CLARET and C9(2) RED-ORANGE shades on PLATE 36, the 'AE' MISSING IMPRIMATUR...and a VERY RARE C9(4) PLATE 55 amongst a wonderful batch of 40 plus new C9 TRANSITIONALS...

  • A useful batch of a few of the tricky earlier C10 PLATES, and at the bottom of the same page, a nice batch of 15 C12s AND C13s including shades and watermark variations...

    NEW STAMPS

     
    1840 1d Intense Black Plate 1b 'SA' 1840 1d Intense Black Plate 2 'GJ' 1840 1d Intense Black Plate 4 'TE' 1840/41 1d Greyish-black/Red-brown Plate 11 'ID' matched pair 1840 1d Intense Black Plate 6 'JL' Brown MX 1840 1d Black Plate 6 'PJ' 1840 1d Black Plate 7 'MA' Bleute Paper
    B:977
    1840 1d Intense Black
    Plate 1b 'SA'
    CONSTANT VARIETY:
    Base SE doubled
    195.00
    B:974
    1840 1d Intense Black
    Plate 2 'GJ'
    NO RAY FLAWS
    BLACK MX CANCEL
    SCARCE ON PLATE 2
    250.00
    B:978
    1840 1d Intense Black
    Plate 4 'TE'
    SCARCER SHADE
    HGL VALUE
    175.00
    B:961
    1840/41 1d Greyish-black/Red-brown
    Plate 11 'ID'
    RARE PLATE
    FOUR-MARGIN
    MATCHED PAIR
    SOLD
    B:973
    1840 1d Intense Black
    Plate 6 'JL'
    RARE BROWN
    MALTESE CROSS
    750.00
    B:953
    1840 1d Black
    Plate 6 'PJ'
    150.00
    B:953
    1840 1d Black
    Plate 7 'MA'
    BLEUTE PAPER
    250.00
     
    1840 1d Black Plate 9 'RG' 1840 1d Black Plate 10 'OJ' THIN PAPER, DOUBLE 'J' 1840 2d Blue Plate 1 'HC' 1840 2d Blue Plate 1 'FJ-FK' 1840 2d Bright Blue Plate 1 'SC' 1840 2d Blue Plate 2 'KK' 1840 2d Blue Plate 2 'MJ' Dorchester Town Cancel
    B:957
    1840 1d Black
    Plate 9 'RG'
    SCARCER PLATE
    HGL VALUE
    MINOR FAULTS
    125.00
    B:958
    1840 1d Black
    Plate 10 'OJ'
    VERY SCARCE
    PLATE,
    THIN PAPER
    DOUBLE 'J'
    'J' FLAW
    365.00
    BL:1659
    1840 2d Blue
    Plate 1 'HC'
    RED MX
    SUPERB
    450.00
    BL:1731
    1840 2d Blue
    Plate 1 'FJ-FK'
    SCARCE PAIR
    RED MX, VGLs NE
    585.00
    BL:1730
    1840 2d Bright Blue
    Plate 1 'SC'
    RED MX
    350.00
    BL:1664
    1840 2d Blue
    Plate 2 'KK'
    275.00
    BL:1728
    1840 2d Blue
    Plate 2 'MJ'
    RARE 1842
    DORCHESTER
    TOWN CANCEL
    2950.00
     
    1840 2d Blue Plate 2 'OC' 1841 1d Red Plate 2 'MJ' 1841 1d Red Plate 2 'PE' 1840 2d Deep Full Blue Plate 1 'KK' Leeds MX 1841 1d Red Plate 8 'AE' State 2 1841 1d Red Plate 8 'AF' State 2 1841 1d Red Plate 8 'HF'
     
    BL:1667
    1840 2d Blue
    Plate 2 'OC'
    RARE 1844
    NUMERAL
    250.00
    RM:3886
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 2 'MJ'
    SCARCE PLATE
    115.00
    RM:3970
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 2 'PE'
    SCARCE PLATE
    85.00
    BL:1675
    1840 2d Deep Full Blue
    Plate 1 'KK'
    LEEDS 'SPECIAL'
    MALTESE CROSS
    RARE ON 1840 2d
    650.00
    RM:3896
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 8 'AE'
    STATE 2
    RE-ENTRY
    SUPERB
    SOLD
    RM:4104
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 8 'AF'
    STATE 2
    RE-ENTRY
    BASAL SHIFT ETC
    80.00
    RM:3895
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 8 'HF'
    DEEP SHADE
    60.00
     
    1841 1d Red Plate 9 'BH' 1841 1d Red Plate 9 'HB' Double 'H' 1841 1d Red Plate 9 'IB' Leeds MX 1841 1d Red Plate 9 'NF' Dublin II MX 1841 1d Red Plate 9 'MJ' 'PyP NO 15' 1841 1d Red Plate 10 'CC' State 1 London II MX 1841 1d Red Plate 10 'DH' State 2
    RM:3979
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 9 'BH'
    IVORY HEAD
    60.00
    RM:3980
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 9 'HB'
    DOUBLE 'H'
    75.00
    RM:4060
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 9 'IB'
    LEEDS 'SPECIAL'
    DEBRIS-CLOGGED MX
    125.00
    RM:3976
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 9 'NF'
    DUBLIN II MX
    SCARCE 1843 USE
    120.00
    RM:4051
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 9 'MJ'
    HANDSWORTH
    PENNY POST
    'PyP NO 15'
    in BLUE
    95.00
    RM:4061
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 10 'CC'
    RARE STATE 1
    PRE-PROVISIONAL
    LONDON II MX
    'BROKEN POINTS'
    UNLISTED ON
    BLACK PLATES
    SOLD
    RM:3941
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 10 'DH'
    SCARCE STATE 2
    70.00
     
    1841 1d Red Plate 11 'AL' Manchester MX 1841 1d Red Plate 11 'BL' Manchester MX 1841 1d Red Plate 11 'EC' 1841 1d Red Plate 9 'AG' State 2 Manchester MX 1841 1d Red Plate 12 'SG' Greenock MX 1841 1d Red Plate 13 'FE' 1841 1d Deep Red-brown Plate 15 'BK' Basal Shift
    RM:4063
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 11 'AL'
    MANCHESTER
    'FISHTAIL' MX
    225.00
    RM:4062
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 11 'BL'
    BURR-RUB N,
    VGL NE
    MANCHESTER
    'FISHTAIL' MX
    285.00
    RM:3904
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 11 'EC'
    CONSTANT
    VARIETY
    SOLD
    RM:4059
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 9 'AG'
    STATE 2
    MANCHESTER
    'FISHTAIL' MX
    250.00
    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
    RM:3801
    1841 1d Deep
    Red-brown
    Plate 15 'BK'
    BASAL SHIFT
    25.00
     
    1841 1d Red Plate 18 'MH' Basal Shift 1841 1d Red Plate 23 'LA' Blue MX 1841 1d Red Plate 26 'IK' Blue MX 1845 1d Red Plate 53 'DI' Late Use Brighton MX 1841 1d Red Plate 30 'CF' No 6 in MX 1841 1d Red Plate 43 'OC' 1844 1d Red Plate 48 'FG' Constant Varieties, Late Use Maltese Cross
    RM:3968
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 18 'MH'
    SCARCE PLATE
    BASAL SHIFT
    35.00
    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:4087
    1845 1d Red Plate 53 'DI'
    'E' FLAW & CONSTANT VARIETY
    LATE USE OF
    BRIGHTON MALTESE CROSS
    125.00
    RM:3972
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 30 'CF'
    SCARCE PLATE
    DOUBLE LETTER 'F'
    NO.6 IN MX
    120.00
    RM:4142
    1841 1d Red
    Plate 43 'OC'
    SCARCE TRANSITIONAL
    MALTESE CROSS
    32.50
    RM:4119
    1844 1d Red
    Plate 48 'FG'
    'E' & 'T' FLAWS,
    LATE USE OF
    MALTESE CROSS
    50.00
     
    1844 1d Red Plate 45 'GA' Constant Variety 1844 1d Orange-brown Plate 52 'QE' 1847 1d Red Plate 74 'KC' Watermark Inverted 1847 1d Red Plate 77 'AC-AF' 1850 1d Red Plate 95 'OC' Blue Cancel 1851 1d Red Plate 110 'HL' 1852 1d Red Plate 136 'AD' Imprimatur
    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:6180
    1847 1d Red
    Plate 74 'KC'

    WATERMARK
    INVERTED,
    RARE CANCEL
    95.00
    Ri:6184
    1847 1d Red
    Plate 77 'AC-AF'

    MISSING IMPRIMATURS
    SOLD
    Ri:5736
    1850 1d Red
    Plate 95 'OC'
    SCARCE BLUE
    LONDON
    DISTRICT '41'
    SUPERB
    100.00
    Ri:5803
    1851 1d Red
    Plate 110 'HL'
    SCARCER PLATE
    SUPERB
    18.50
    Ri:B2:6183
    1852 1d Red
    Plate 136 'AD'

    SUPERB
    MARGINAL
    IMPRIMATUR
    425.00
     
    1852 1d Orange-brown Plate 144 'IH' 1852 1d Orange-brown Plate 145 'LL' Blue Cancel Wmk Inverted 1852 1d Red Plate 153 'AG' 1853/54 1d Red/Plum Plate 173 'CL' Rare Matched Pair 1853 1d Lake-red Plate 163 'AC' 1854 1d Orange-red C1(5) Plate 157 'HG' 1854 1d Red C1 Plate 164 'OH'
    Ri:B2:6182
    1852 1d Orange-
    brown B2(3)
    Plate 144 'IH'

    FINE SCARCE
    SHADE, MISSING
    IMPRIMATUR
    65.00
    Ri:B2:5984
    1852 1d Orange-
    brown B2(3)
    Plate 145 'LL'

    SCARCE SHADE,
    BLUE CANCEL,
    WATERMARK
    INVERTED
    65.00
    Ri:B2:5800
    1852 1d Red-brown
    Plate 153 'AG'
    MISSING
    IMPRIMATUR
    12.50
    RP:B2:C1:12562
    1853/54 1d Red/Plum B2/C1(4)
    Plate 173 'CL'
    RARE C1 SHADE
    SCARCE MATCHED PAIR
    IN STATES 1 & 2
    250.00
    Ri:B2:6181
    1853 1d Lake-red B2(2)
    Plate 163 'AG'
    MISSING
    IMPRIMATUR
    RARE SHADE
    200.00
    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
     
    1854 1d Red C1 Plate 176 'SA' STATE 2 1854 1d Orange-red C1(5) Plate 182 'OD' 1854 1d Red C1 Plate 201 'SG' Imprimatur 1853/54 1d Red Plate 175 'JK' Rare Matched Pair 1854 1d Red C1 Plate 203 'QG' Imprimatur 1854 1d Red C1 Plate 204 'CD' 1854 1d Red C1yb Plate 204 'II' Blue Cancel
    RP:C1:12564
    1854 1d Red
    C1 Plate 176
    'SA' STATE 2
    VERY WORN
    LATE USE
    16.50
    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
    Ri:B2:C1:6042
    1853/54 1d Red B2/C1
    Plate 175 'JK'
    RARE MATCHED PAIR
    225.00
    RP:13278
    1854 1d Red
    C1 Plate 203 'QG',
    SUPERB
    IMPRIMATUR
    350.00
    RP:C1:12873
    1854 1d Red
    C1 Plate 204 'CD'
    SCARCE PLATE
    SOLD
    RP:C1:12547
    1854 1d Red
    C1yb Plate 204
    'II', SCARCE
    PLATE, BLUE
    'INNELLAN'
    SCOTS LOCAL
    SOLD
     
    1854 1d Red C1 Plate 204 'SG' Imprimatur 1854 1d Red C1i Plate R2 'BB' DOUBLE PERFS 1855 1d Red C2 Plate 194 'IC' 1854 1d Red C1 Plate 194 'DK-EL' 1855 1d Red C2 Plate 200 'EC' 1855 1d Red C3 Plate 1 'GK' width= 1855 1d Red C3 Plate 15 'IG'
    RP:C1:13279
    1854 1d Red C1
    Plate 204 'SG'
    SCARCE
    PLATE, FINE
    IMPRIMATUR
    425.00
    RP:C1:12493
    1854 1d Red C1i
    Plate R2 'BB'
    SCARCE
    DOUBLE PERFS
    50.00
    RP:C2:12874
    1855 1d Red C2
    Plate 194 'IC'
    SCARCE PLATE
    Ex FOLKARD
    85.00
    RP:C1:12832
    1854 1d Red
    C1 Plate 194 'DK-EL'
    SCARCE BLOCK
    125.00
    RP:C2:12541
    1855 1d Red C2
    Plate 200 'EC'
    SCARCE PLATE
    SUPERB
    125.00
    RP:C3:12699
    1855 1d Red
    C3 Plate 1 'GK'

    RICH SHADE
    BRICK-RED?
    20.00
    RP:C3:12076
    1855 1d Red
    C3 Plate 15 'IG'

    SCARCE PLATE
    62.50
     
    1855 1d Red C4 Plate 2 'FD' 1855 1d Red C4 Plate 8 'PK' Northwich '574' 1855 1d Red C5 Plate 2 'DJ' 1855 1d Red C3 Plate 20 'NG-NI' 1855 1d Red C5 Plate 7 'TC' 1855 1d Red C5 Plate 8 'LG' 1855 1d Red C5 Plate 9 'GG'
    RP:C4:12327
    1855 1d Red
    C4 Plate 2 'FD'
    CLEAR PROFILE
    16.50
    RP:C4:12758
    1855 1d Red
    C4 Plate 8 'PK'

    NORTHWICH '574'
    RARE CANCEL
    RARITY 'H'
    20.00
    RP:C5:12834
    1855 1d Red
    C5 Plate 2 'DJ'
    SCARCE ISSUE
    VERY FINE
    37.50
    RP:C3:12833
    1855 1d Red
    C3 Plate 20 'NG-NI'
    SCARCE PLATE
    RARE MULTIPLE
    350.00
    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
    RP:C5:12527
    1855 1d Red
    C5 Plate 9 'GG'
    SCARCE ISSUE
    EX WIGGINS
    32.50
     
    1855 1d Red C5(2) Plate 11 'FK' 1855 1d Red C5(var) Plate 14 'BH' 1855 1d Red C6 Plate 15 'MD' 1855 1d Red C5/C6 Plate 15 'EI' Matched pair 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:C5:12843
    1855 1d Deep Red-brown
    C5(2) Plate 11 'FK'

    SCARCER PLATE
    AND SHADE
    46.50
    RP:C5:12845
    1855 1d Brick-red
    C5 Plate 14 'BH'
    SCARCER PLATE
    UNLISTED SHADE
    39.50
    RP:C6:12846
    1855 1d Red
    C6 Plate 15 'MD'
    SCARCER PLATE
    11.50
    RP:C5:C6:12847
    1855 1d Red C5/C6
    Plate 15 'EI'
    RAREST C5 PLATE
    MATCHED PAIR
    SOLD
    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 Brown-rose C8(4) Plate 31 'OI' 1856 1d Orange-red C8(7) Plate 34 'IA' Scots Local 1856 1d Brick-red C8(2) Plate 34 'PH' 1856/57 1d Red (shades) C8(5/6)/C10(4) Plate 36 'MJ' 1856 1d Orange-brown C8(5) Plate 36 'DF' 1856 1d Red-brown/White Paper C8A Plate 27 'MD' 1857 1d Pale Rose C9(4) Plate 27 'BD' Re-entry
    RP:C8:12880
    1856 1d Brown-
    rose C8(4)
    Plate 31 'OI'
    LATER SHADE
    SOLD
    RP:C8:12884
    1856 1d Orange-
    red C8(7)
    Plate 34 'IA'
    SCARCE SHADE
    Ex WIGGINS
    25.00
    RP:C8:12780
    1856 1d Brick-
    red C8(2)
    Plate 34 'PH'
    FINE SHADE
    SUPERB
    SOLD
    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:C8:12879
    1856 1d Orange-
    brown C8(5)
    Plate 36 'DF'
    UNUSUAL VERY
    PALE SHADE
    SUPERB
    20.00
    RP:C8A:13229
    1856 1d Red-brown
    on White Paper
    C8A Plate 27 'MD'
    SCARCE ISSUE
    SOLD
    RP:C9:13243
    1857 1d Pale Rose
    C9(4) Plate 27 'BD'
    SCARCER PLATE
    MAJOR RE-ENTRY
    SOLD
     
    1857 1d Pale Rose C9(4) Plate 31 'AF' 1857 1d Orange-brown C9(1) Plate 31 'IG' 1857 1d Pale Rose C9(4) Plate 37 'AG' 1856/57 1d Red(shades) C8/C8/C9(1) Plate 34 'JH' 1857 1d Orange-brown C9(1) Plate 37 'JF' 1857 1d Pale Red C9(3) Plate 46 'AC' 1857 1d Pale Rose C9(4) Plate 49 'HF'
    RP:C9:12885
    1857 1d Pale Rose
    C9(4) Plate 31 'AF'
    SCARCER PLATE,
    MISSING
    IMPRIMATUR
    25.00
    RP:C9:13246
    1857 1d Orange-
    brown C9(1)
    Plate 31 'IG'
    SCARCER PLATE,
    SHADE
    AND CANCEL
    45.00
    RP:C9:13255
    1857 1d Pale Rose
    C9(4) Plate 37 'AG'
    CONSTANT
    VARIETY,
    SCARCE
    CANCEL,
    MISSING
    IMPRIMATUR,
    'THIN & GRITTY'
    PRINT
    SOLD
    RP:C8:C8:C9:13231
    1856/57 1d Deep Red-brown/Red-brown/
    Orange-brown
    C8/C8/C9(1) Plate 34 'JH'
    MATCHED TRIO INCLUDING
    SCARCE C9 SHADE
    C8s ex WIGGINS
    55.00
    RP:C9:12891
    1857 1d Orange-
    brown C9(1)
    Plate 37 'JF'
    UNUSUALLY
    PALE SHADE
    35.00
    RP:C9:13259
    1857 1d Pale Red
    C9(3) Plate 46 'AC'
    SCARCER PLATE,
    CONSTANT
    VARIETY,
    MISSING
    IMPRIMATUR
    27.50
    RP:C9:13266
    1857 1d Pale Rose
    C9(4) Plate 49 'HF'
    RARE PLATE,
    CONSTANT
    VARIETY
    125.00
     
    1857 1d Pale Rose C9(4) Plate 52 'AK' 1857 1d Pale Rose C9(4) Plate 52 'DH' 1857 1d Pale Rose C9(4) Plate 55 'CG' 1857 1d Pale Red C9(3)/Rose-red C11 Plate 45 'FG' Matched 1857 1d Rose-red C10 Plate 45 'MJ' 1857 1d Rose-red C11 Plate 45 'GC' 1857 1d Rose-red C11 Plate 58 'JD'
    RP:C9:13271
    1857 1d Pale Rose
    C9(4) Plate 52 'AK'
    RARE PLATE,
    MISSING
    IMPRIMATUR,
    CONSTANT
    VARIETY,
    SHORT STAMP
    SOLD
    RP:C9:13325
    1857 1d Pale Rose
    C9(4) Plate 52 'DH'
    RARE PLATE,
    CONSTANT
    VARIETIES
    125.00
    RP:C9:13204
    1857 1d Pale Rose
    C9(4) Plate 55 'CG'
    VERY RARE PLATE,
    CONSTANT
    VARIETIES,
    SCARCE
    CANCEL
    295.00
    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: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:C11:12580
    1857 1d Rose-
    red C11
    Plate 58 'JD'
    SCARCE PLATE
    CONSTANT
    VARIETY
    68.50

     

    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 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...
  • A total of 28 New Covers have been added this month! They include a SUPERB LARGE-MARGINED 1d Red 'Black' Plate 10 'TE', 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 SCARCE 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, and a SCARCE BLUE LONDON DISTRICT LOW-NUMBER '41' on Plate 160. 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
     
    1840 1d Black Plate 6 'SJ' 1840 1d Greyish-Black Plate 11 'BL' 1841 1d Red-brown Plate 10 'TE' 1841 1d Red-brown Plate 12 'SC' 1841 1d Red-brown Plate 34 'PJ-PK' No.10 in MX
    C:B:1522
    1840 1d Black
    Plate 6 'SJ'
    MANCHESTER TO BOLTON,
    3 SEPTEMBER 1840
    LARGE MARGINS
    285.00
    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:1652
    1841 1d Red-brown
    Plate 10 'TE'
    DISTINCTIVE 'STUMPY' 'T'
    HADDINGTON TO EDINBURGH
    16 MAY 1841
    LARGE MARGINS, SUPERB
    SOLD
    C:RM:1602
    1841 1d Red-brown
    Plate 12 'SC'
    BASINGSTOKE TO LONDON
    12 JULY 1841

    SCARCER PLATE
    MISSING IMPRIMATUR
    30.00
    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
     
    1843 1d Red Plate 38 'TB' 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:Ri:1511
    1843 1d Red-brown
    Plate 38 'TB'
    Leeds local wrapper of
    13 JUNE 1844,
    SCARCE STANNINGLEY UDC
    SCARCE TRANSITIONAL PLATE
    STATE 1, BASAL SHIFT
    22.50
    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
     
    1855 1d Red C6 Plate 9 'SI' 1855 1d Red C6 Plate 11 'LK-LL' 1855 1d Red C6ya Plate 20 'RH' 1855 2d Blue SG23a(F3) Plate 5 'KH-KI' 1857 1d Pale Rose C9(4) Plate 27 'GC'
    C:C6:1574
    1855 1d 'Red-brown'
    C6 Plate 9 'SI',
    Ottery St Mary to Exeter
    18 JULY 1855
    POSSIBLE SCARCE
    LAKE-BROWN SHADE?
    SOLD
    C:C6:1578
    1855 1d Red-brown
    C6 Plate 11 'LK-LL',
    Keswick to Penrith
    30 DECEMBER 1855
    SCARCE PAIR
    'LK' CONSTANT VARIETIES
    32.50
    C:C6:1551
    1855 1d Red-brown
    C6ya Plate 20 'RH',
    Edinburgh local
    25 JULY 1856
    'PITT STREET' SCOTS LOCAL
    'POSTED SINCE 7 LAST NIGHT'
    SCARCE C6 PLATE
    CONSTANT VARIETY
    40.00
    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
    C9(4) Plate 27 'GC'
    Lewes to London
    9 MAY 1857
    Savoy Street Transitional
    SCARCER PLATE
    40.00
     
    1857 1d Red-orange C9(2) Plate 35 'AJ'/SG66 4d Rose 1857 1d Rose-red C9 or C10 Plate 38 'AF' 1857 1d Pale Rose C9(4) Plate 43 'JG-JH' 1857 2d Blue F7 Plate 6 'KJ' 1857 1d Deep Rose-red C10(4) Plate 55 'AH-BI'
    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
    C:C9:1637
    1857 1d Rose-red
    C9 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:C9:1600
    1857 1d Pale Rose
    C9(4) 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:C10:1621
    1857 1d Deep Rose-red
    C10(4) Plate 55 'AH-BI'
    London to Keighley, Yorks
    11 JULY 1862
    SCARCE BLOCK & CANCEL
    CONSTANT VARIETIES
    MISSING IMPRIMATURS 'AH' & 'AI'
    SOLD
     

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