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1840 1d Black 1841 1d Red 1840 2d Blue 1929 PUC 1 Black 1841 2d Blue 1856-57 1d Red Transitional 1858 2d Blue

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STAMP FAIRS...
Although I have now withdrawn from the Stamp Fair circuit, my regular stamp fair customers (and others who could not get to stamp fairs) now have the opportunity to view the 90% of my stock that typically never reaches this premium quality Website, on my new 'BUDGET CLASSICS' Website, at sturstamps.co.uk - see the box ad above. I'm making good progress on stocking the Website (see below) with decent quality VALUE-FOR-MONEY material, offering good-to-fine used stamps at sensible prices, typically around 10% of catalogue prices - often less than current philatelic wholesaler prices! Enjoy...

'BUDGET CLASSICS' UPDATE... JUST COMPLETED: An upgrade of the content of the 1d 'Stars' C1-C9, with more than 220 NEW ITEMS, the C10s complete to Plate R17, with another 80+ items now loaded...C11-C13 to follow soon! Why not try a visit to the new site at sturstamps.co.uk - I promise you will be pleasantly surprised!

SCAN SIZE UPGRADE
The upgrade in size of scans from 360dpi (the size in use since 2003!) to 600dpi continues. I think the larger size is much better, and enables a potential buyer to see significantly more detail. With many hundreds of stamps to rescan and upload, this will take some time! Working through from 1840 to 1857 so far, up to the 1d Red 'Stars' C9 have been mostly completed... Next job: C10-C13...making progress! Needless to say any new items loaded during this period of transition will have the larger scans!

PLATING SERVICE
My current backlog of plating is now climbing again! Around the 250 mark at the moment, so please do not send any plating without speaking to me first - and nothing more before the middle of August (after our return from holiday) will be considered anyway! Unsolicited plating, sent without prior contact, will be automatically relegated to the bottom of the heap, in the 'Maybe One Day' basket...

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: 23.8.2016

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NEW STAMPS

 
1840 1d Black Plate 1a 'CG' 1840 1d Black Plate 4 'HF' 1840 1d Black/Red Plate 1b 'RE' matched 1841 1d Red Plate 1b 'RF' 1841 1d Red Plate 2 'HI'
B:827
1840 1d Grey-black
Plate 1a 'CG'
WORN PLATE,
FAINTLY
BLEUTE PAPER,
HGL VALUE
195.00
B:794
1840 1d Black
Plate 4 'HF'
HUGE
MARGINS,
CONSTANT
VARIETIES
185.00
B:835
1840 1d Black/Red-brown
Plate 1b 'RE'
MATCHED PAIR
BURR-RUB AT BASE
SCARCE 1d RED
SUPERB USED
265.00
RM:3562
1841 1d Red
'Black' Plate 1b 'RF'
VERY SCARCE PLATE
RECUT SIDES
125.00
RM:3557
1841 1d Red
'Black' Plate 2 'HI'
SCARCE PLATE
NO RAY FLAWS
95.00
 
1841 1d Red Plate 8 'MI' 1841 1d Red Plate 9 'HG' No.9 in MX 1840 2d Blue Plate 1 'JB' 1841 2d Deep Full Blue Plate 3 'DA' 1841 1d Red Plate 10 'GA'
RM:3559
1841 1d Red
'Black' Plate 8 'MI'
DOUBLE 'M'
65.00
RM:3555
1841 1d Red
'Black' Plate 9 'HG'
SCARCE NO.9 IN
MALTESE CROSS
150.00
BL:1248
1840 2d Blue
Plate 1 'JB'
WATERMARK INVERTED
MAGENTA MALTESE CROSS
VERY RARE COMBINATION
1850.00
BL:1337
1841 2d Deep Full Blue
Plate 3 'DA'
MX CANCEL,
VGL NE
65.00
RM:3230
1841 1d Red
'Black' Plate 10 'GA'
DEEP SHADE,
HUGE MARGINS
55.00
 
1841 1d Red Plate 20 'DJ' 1853 1d Red Plate 176 'TH' 1849 2d Blue Plate 4 'EG-EI' 1851 1d Red CE2 Plate 93 'SG' Archer Perf 1854 1d Red C1 Plate 155 'HG' State 3
RM:3246
1841 1d Red
Plate 20 'DJ'
NO.5 IN MX
LATE USE OF
PLATE,
CV, 'J' FLAW
50.00
Ri:5278
1853 1d Red
Plate 176 'TH'
VERY RARE PLATE
SOLD
BL:1375
1849 2d Blue Plate 4 'EG-EI'
SCARCE LARGE-MARGINED
STRIP OF THREE
85.00
RP:CE2:11450
1851 1d Red
CE2 Plate 93 'SG'
SCARCE ARCHER
PERF
150.00
RP:C1:11464
1854 1d Red
C1o Plate 155 'HG'
SCARCE STATE 3
35.00
 
1854 1d Red C1 Plate 163 'QC' 1854 1d Red C1 Plate 170 'DE' 1852/54 1d Red B2(2)/C1 Plate 157 'DJ' 1854 1d Orange-red C1(5) Plate 176 'PF' State 2 1855 1d Red C2 Plate 196 'BG'
RP:C1:11591
1854 1d Red
C1 Plate 163 'QC'
SCARCE PLATE
65.00
RP:C1:11489
1854 1d Red
C1 Plate 170 'DE'
VERY RARE PLATE
MIKE WILLIAMS
CERTIFICATE
95.00
Ri:B2.C1:4844
1852/54 1d Red (shades)
B2(2)/C1 Plate 157 'DJ'
SCARCE MATCHED PAIR,
IMPERF RARE LAKE-RED,
SUPERB HUGE MARGINS,
C1 SCARCE PLATE
300.00
RP:C1:10814
1854 1d Orange-
red C1(5)
Plate 176 'PF'
RARE SHADE,
STATE 2
125.00
RP:C2:11678
1855 1d Red
C2 Plate 196 'BG'
RARE PLATE
SOLD
 
 
1855 1d Red C5 Plate 11 'AL' 1857 1d Red-orange C9(2) Plate 31 'BJ' 1857 1d Pale Rose C9(4) Plate 27 'BD-BE' 1857 1d Red-Orange C9(2) Plate 37 'EF' 1857 1d Orange-Brown C9(1) Plate 40 'ED'
RP:C5:11634
1855 1d Red-brown
C5 Plate 11 'AL'
SCARCER PLATE,
MISSING
IMPRIMATUR
32.50
RP:C9:10862
1857 1d Red-
orange C9(2)
Plate 31 'BJ'
SCARCE SHADE
50.00
RP:C9:11427
1857 1d Pale Rose C9(4)
Plate 27 'BD-BE'
SCARCE PAIR INC
'BD' MAJOR RE-ENTRY
55.00
RP:C9:11041
1857 1d Red-Orange
C9(2) Plate 37 'EF'
SCARCE SHADE
50.00
RP:C9:11685
1857 1d Orange-brown
C9(1) Plate 40 'ED'
RARE PLATE
SCARCE SHADE
MIKE WILLIAMS
CERTIFICATE
95.00
 
1857 1d Pale Rose C9(4) Plate 49 'JE' 1857 1d Rose-red C10 Plate 36 'IL' 1857 1d Rose-red C10 Plate 39 'SJ' 1857 1d Pale Rose-pink C10(6) Plate 39 'AI' 1857 1d Rose-red C10ea Plate 39 'OD' Wmk Inv
RP:C9:11043
1857 1d Pale Rose
C9(4) Plate 49 'JE'
RARE PLATE,
LIVERPOOL SPOON
110.00
RP:C10:11374
1857 1d Rose-red
C10 Plate 36 'IL'
MISSING
IMPRIMATUR
7.50
RP:C10:11636
1857 1d Rose-red
C10 Plate 39 'SJ'
SCARCER PLATE,
CONSTANT VARIETY
DATED CHELTENHAM PIECE
OF 29 DECEMBER 1862
6.50
RP:C10:11351
1863 1d Pale Rose-pink
C10(6) Plate 39 'AI'
SCARCER LATE
SHADE, LC TYPE II
MISSING
IMPRIMATUR
SHORT STAMP
13.50
RP:C10:11680
1857 1d Rose-red
C10ea Plate 39 'OD'
SCARCE WATERMARK
TYPE II INVERTED
17.50
 
1857 1d Rose-red C10 Plate 45 'KJ' 1857 1d Rose-red C10 Plate 56 'AL' 1857 1d Deep Rose-red C10(4) Plate 46 'AB-AC' 1857 1d Rose-red C10 Plate 57 'HI' Used Abroad Malta 1857 1d Rose-red C10 Plate 57 'KH' Used Abroad Malta
RP:C10:11361
1857 1d Rose-red
C10 Plate 45 'KJ'
RARE PLATE
75.00
RP:C10:11399
1857 1d Rose-red
C10 Plate 56 'AL'
MISSING
IMPRIMATUR
SCARCE CANCEL
'321' GRANTHAM
RARITY 'F'
5.00
RP:C10:11667
1857 1d Deep Rose-red
C10(4) Plate 46 'AB-AC'
MISSING IMPRIMATURS
SHORT STAMPS
CONSTANT VARIETY 'AC'
CDS 2 OCTOBER 1858
10.00
RP:C10:11683
1857 1d Rose-red
C10/Z27 Plate 57 'HI'
'A25' MALTA
USED ABROAD
4.50
RP:C10:11684
1857 1d Rose-red
C10/Z12 Plate 57 'KH'
SCARCE 'M' MALTA
USED ABROAD
5.00
 
1857 1d Rose-red C10 Plate 60 'EI' 1857 1d Rose-red C10 Plate 67 'FA' 1857 1d Rose-red C10 Plate 48 'AC' Imperf 1857 2d Deep Blue F7/Z15 Plate 6 'FK' Used Abroad 1861 1d Rose-red C12 Plate 50 'QH'
RP:C10:11496
1857 1d Rose-red
C10 Plate 60 'EI'
SCARCER PLATE
MULLINGAR SPOON
8.50
RP:C10:11668
1857 1d Rose-red
C10 Plate 67 'FA'
SCARCER PLATE
MISPERF IN
PRINTING PROCESS
8.50
RP:C10:11502
1857 1d Rose-red
C10 Plate 48 'AC'
VERY RARE IMPERF,
MINT WITH SOME GUM,
MATCHING NORMAL C10
MIKE WILLIAMS CERTIFICATE
500.00
BL:P:1377
1857 2d Deep Blue
F7/Z152 Plate 6 'FK'
SCARCE 'M' MALTA
USED ABROAD
25.00
RP:C12:10139
1861 1d Rose-red
C12 Plate 50 'QH'
WATERMARK
LC TYPE I
11.50
 
1871 1d Rose-red G1(1) Plate 150 'FE' Used Abroad 1877 1d Lake-red G1(2) Plate 198 'BD' Used Abroad 1857 1d Rose-red C10/Z27 Plate 59 'BJ-BL' Used Abroad 1879 1d Rose-red SG43 Plate 225 'JJ' 1870 1d Lake-red G6(2)/Z56 Plate 3 'TC' Used Abroad
PN:352
1871 1d Rose-red
G1(1)/Z15 Plate 150 'FE'
RARE 'F83' ARROYO
(PORTO RICO)
USED ABROAD
SOLD
PN:355
1877 1d Lake-red
G1(2)/Z15 Plate 198 'BD'
SCARCE 'A26'
GIBRALTAR
USED ABROAD
7.50
RP:C10:11681
1857 1d Rose-red
C10 Plate 59 'BJ-BL'
'A25' MALTA
USED ABROAD
CONSTANT VARIETIES
22.50
PN:275
1879 1d Rose-red
SG43 Plate
225 'JJ'
RAREST PLATE
325.00
PN:351
1870 1d Lake-red
G6(2)/Z56 Plate 3 'TC'
SCARCE 'C30'
VALPARAISO (CHILE)
USED ABROAD
20.00

 

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NEW COVERS AND POSTAL HISTORY
 
1840 1d Black Plate 2 'GJ,JL' 1840 1d Black Plate 4 'QI' Ruby MX 1840 1d Black Plate 9 'IF'
C:B:1430
1840 1d Black
Plate 2 'GJ,JL'
TWO SINGLES
JEDBURGH TO MELROSE,
8 AUGUST 1840
NO RAY FLAWS
425.00
C:B:1437
1840 1d Black
Plate 4 'QI'
ABERDEEN TO MUIR OF
RHYNIE, 13 NOVEMBER 1840,
CANCELLED RARE ABERDEEN
RUBY MALTESE CROSS
(MIKE JACKSON CERTIFICATE),
BASAL SHIFT
1750.00
C:B:1434
1840 1d Black
Plate 9 'IF'
SCARCER PLATE
OXFORD TO STROUD,
22 MARCH 1841
295.00
1840 1d Black Plate 10 'EB' 1840 1d Intense Black Plate 10 'SC' 1841 1d Red 'Black' Plate 8 'SE' State 3
C:B:1435
1840 1d Black
Plate 10 'EB'
RARE PLATE ON COVER
HUDDERSFIELD TO LONDON,
1 APRIL 1841
1250.00
C:B:1436
1840 1d Intense Black
Plate 10 'SC'
RARE PLATE ON COVER
UNUSUAL UNLISTED SHADE,
WARWICK TO STOURBRIDGE,
7 MAY 1841
365.00
C:B:1353
1841 1d Red-brown
'Black' Plate 8 'SE'
MAYFIELD (KENT)-BATTLE
21 DECEMBER 1841

IN SCARCE STATE 3
'MAYFIELD PENNY POST'
120.00
1841 1d Red Plate 32 'LH' Norwich MX 1849 2d Blue Plate 4 'SE-SF', 1847 1s Pale Green 1850 1d Red CE2 Plate 98 'LC'
C:RM:1406
1841 1d Red-brown
Plate 32 'LH'
Norwich to Bungay
21 SEPTEMBER 1843

CONSTANT VARIETY, CANCELLED
NORWICH MALTESE CROSS,
RARE ON COVER
450.00
C:BL:1235
1849 2d Deep Blue
Plate 4 'SE-SF',
1847 1s Pale Green Embossed
London to PRUSSIA
15 AUGUST 1853

SCARCE MIXED FRANKING
325.00
C:CE2:1388
1850 1d Red 'Archer Perf' Plate 98 'LC'

on Sheffield local Mourning Envelope
11 MAY 1854,
RARE ON COVER
475.00
 
1854 1d Red C1 Plate 165 'TI' 1855 1d Red C2 Plate 202 'AE' 1855 1d Red C7wc Plate 24 'GI'
C:C1:1335
1854 1d Red C1 Plate 165 'TI'

London to Hull
1 APRIL 1854 (EARLY USE),
VERY RARE PLATE
250.00
C:C2:1334
1855 1d Red C2wc Plate 202 'AE'

Edinburgh to Colinsburgh
2 JULY 1855
SCARCE ISSUE,
MISSING IMPRIMATUR,
TIED WITH GREEN RECEIVER
85.00
C:C7:1336
1855 1d Red-brown
C7wc Plate 24 'GI'

Brighton-Hertford
2 APRIL 1856
CANCELLED WITH GREEN
HERTFORD RECEIVER,
RARE ISSUE ON COVER
RPS CERTIFICATE
1250
 
1857 1d Pale Rose C9(4) Plate 40 'NH' 1857 1d Red-orange C9(2) Plate 47 'HK' 1861 1d Rose-red C12 Plate 50 'CC'
C:C9:1370
1857 1d Pale Rose
C9(4) Plate 40 'NH',
Newcastle to Sunderland
14 JULY 1857
CONSTANT VARIETY,
RARE PLATE, RPS CERTIFICATE
225.00
C:C9:1452
1857 1d Red-orange
C9(2) Plate 47 'HK',
York local,
13 MAY 1857
SCARCEST SHADE,
CONSTANT VARIETY,
YORK SPOON
100.00
C:C12:1409
1861 1d Rose-red
C12 Plate 50 'CC',
Stonham (Suffolk) to
Bishop's Lydeard (Somerset)
25 MARCH 1862
ALPHABET IV
SCARCE CANCEL
18.50
 

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