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Item No. SG/Spec Plate/Letters Description Price Key
1840 2d Blue (SHADES) PLATE 1, IMPERFORATE
BL:Imp:1521
BL:1521
5

DS5ua

1

BF

1840 2d Blue, a VFU+ single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with the SCARCER RED MALTESE CROSS (in a distinctly orangey shade). 'TWO' FLAWS, and NE/NW weak. Cat.1100. New!

325.00

BL:Imp:1427
BL:1427
4

DS1

1

FA

1840 2d Deep Full Blue, a FU+ single in the DEEP FULL BLUE shade, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, rather heavily cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. BASAL SHIFT, W/NW and top NE weak, and 'A' tilted W. Cat.1150+. 225.00
BL:Imp:1426
BL:1426
5

DS5

1

FD

1840 2d Blue, a FU+ single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, somewhat messily cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. W/NW and top NE weak. Cat.900. >200.00
BL:Imp:1248
BL:1248

BRANDON CERT
PTS CERT
5

DS5a,D1(2)ue

1

JB

1840 2d Blue, a good used single, with three LARGE margins, but cut into at right, cancelled with a RARE MAGENTA MALTESE CROSS. Also WATERMARK INVERTED, a remarkably RARE COMBINATION. 'J' misplaced high left, with missing top right serif. BRANDON CERTIFICATE (2007), and PTS CERTIFICATE (2014), the latter stating 'cleaned to reduce toning'. Cat.12,000 with Magenta Maltese Cross cancellation, and 6,000 with Watermark Inverted.

1850.00

BL:Imp:1522
BL:1522
4

DS1

1

KG-KH

1840 2d Deep Full Blue, a VFU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR in the DEEP FULL BLUE shade, with four good-to-mostly LARGE margins (close below SW of 'KG'), cancelled with black Maltese Crosses. Letters tilted W. Cat.2000+. New!

475.00

1840 2d Blue (SHADES) PLATE 2, IMPERFORATE
BL:Imp:1118
BL:1118
4

DS7

2

FB-FC

1840 2d Deep Blue, a VFU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this SCARCER plate, in the SCARCER DEEP BLUE shade, with four good-to-mostly LARGE margins, cancelled with black Maltese Crosses. NE Ray Flaws, top NE weak, HGL value, and smear through 'T' of value. Cat.2600+ 585.00
BL:Imp:1424
BL:1424
4

DS7

2

KB

1840 2d Deep Blue, a VFU single from this SCARCER plate, in the SCARCER DEEP BLUE shade, with four clear(SW)-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. HGL VALUE, and 'K' tilted E. Cat.1300+. >325.00
BL:Imp:1135
BL:1135
5

DS8

2

NK

1840 2d Blue, a FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, with four clear(SE)-to-mostly LARGE even margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. Blurs value, NE and NW Ray Flaws, and W and W/NW recut. Cat.1000. 225.00
BL:Imp:1429
BL:1429
4

DS7

2

QC

1840 2d Deep Blue, a VFU single from this SCARCER plate, in the SCARCER DEEP BLUE shade, with four good-to-mostly HUGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. W margin narrow, E of NE recut, and NE Ray Flaws. Cat.1300. 325.00
BL:Imp:1094
BL:1094
6

DS9

2

TC

1840 2d Pale Blue, a VFU single from this SCARCER plate, in the PALE BLUE shade, with four LARGE even margins, cancelled with a slightly oily black Maltese Cross. NE Ray Flaws, top NE weak, and letters misplaced low and left respectively. Cat.1200. 250.00
1841 2d Blue (SHADES) PLATE 3, IMPERFORATE ONLY
BL:Imp:1430
BL:1430
14a,e

ES11f

3

DD

1841 2d Blue, a FU+ single, with four close-but-clear(lower W)-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with the SCARCER BLACK MALTESE CROSS (looks like one of the POST-ROAD crosses, possibly ABOYNE). VGL NE and E/NE RECUT; also NW corner frame-line extending W, and letters misplaced low right. Cat.275+. 45.00
C:BL:1524
C:1524
14
*

ES11f

3

DF

1841 2d Blue, a FU single, with four clear(N)-to-VERY LARGE margins, on ENTIRE LETTER Howden (Yorks) to Beverley on 14 MAY 1849, cancelled with a HOWDEN '382' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'E' - 'SCARCE'). VGLs NE & SE, and misplaced low right. Cat.350+. New!

65.00

BL:Imp:1594
BL:1594
14

ES11f,g

3

FB

1841 2d Blue, a SUPERB USED single, with four good-to-HUGE margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled low right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. HGL VALUE, VGL NE, and letters misplaced low left and right respectively. Cat.110+. New!

37.50

BL:Imp:1519
BL:1519
15

ES12f,g,un

3

HD-IE

1841 2d Deep Full Blue, a G-FU VERY RARE BLOCK OF FOUR, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins on three sides, but trimmed along base and at NW corner, and vertical crease at right, neatly cancelled with FOUR LOVELY strikes of the SCARCE DISTINCTIVE EDINBURGH SPECIAL BALLOON TYPE 6 MALTESE CROSS. VGLs NE all four units, and HGL VALUE on 'HE'. Cat.6000+. New!

750.00

BL:Imp:1505
BL:1505
14

ES11f,ub

3

HH

1841 2d Blue, a VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with the SCARCER BLACK MALTESE CROSS. VGL NE. Cat.275+. New!

65.00

C:BL:1478
C:1478
14
*

ES11f,i

3

HH-HJ

1841 2d Blue, a F-VFU+ SCARCE STRIP OF THREE, with good-to-VERY LARGE margins all round, on large part ENTIRE LETTER (truncated left) London to Newport (Mon.) on 7 JANUARY 1845, cancelled with London Inland '5' numerals. 'HH': VGL NE, and 'HJ': 'J' FLAW. Cat.1050+. New!

225.00

BL:Imp:1595
BL:1595
15

ES12g,i

3

JC

1841 2d Deep Full Blue, a SUPERB USED single in a DEEP shade, with four HUGE even margins, lightly cancelled with an IRISH DUBLIN '186' numeral. HGL VALUE & SW, 'J' FLAW (faint), PULLED print (at top), and 'C' misplaced low left. Cat.120+. New!

40.00

C:BL:1525
C:1525
14
*

ES11f,i

3

JI

1841 2d Blue, a FU+ single, with four clear(lower E)-to-VERY LARGE margins, on ENTIRE LETTER London to Liverpool on 19 APRIL 1847, cancelled with a London Inland '7' numeral. VGL o/s NE and 'J' FLAW; also NE and NW frame-lines extending N, and letters misplaced low and right respectively. Cat.350+. New!

75.00

BL:Imp:1502
BL:1502
14

ES11f,g,h,ub

3

KD

1841 2d Blue, a FU+ single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, but tiny marginal thin below SE corner, cancelled with the SCARCER BLACK MALTESE CROSS. DOUBLE LETTER 'D', HGL VALUE, VGLs NE & SE. Cat.275+. New!

65.00

BL:Imp:1526
BL:1526
14

ES11f,g

3

KH-KI

1841 2d Blue, a VFU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR, with good-to-LARGE margins all round (but crease between not affecting either design), neatly cancelled with London District '62' numerals. HGL VALUE (both), VGL NE 'KI', and 'H' misplaced high right. Cat.280+. New!

75.00

BL:Imp:1531
BL:1531
14

ES11f,g

3

KI

1841 2d Blue, a VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with a VERY UNUSUAL MANUSCRIPT GRID CANCEL. HGL VALUE/SE/SW, & VGL NE. Cat.110++. New!

45.00

BL:Imp:1525
BL:1525
14

ES11f

3

LD

1841 2d Blue, a VFU single, with four good-to-mostly LARGE even margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an IRISH numeral. A PULLED PRINT with marks in top margin. VGL NE, NE heavily recut, and 'D' misplaced right. Cat.110+. New!

27.50

BL:Imp:1528
BL:1528
14

ES11g,ub

3

LI

1841 2d Blue, a VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, neatly cancelled with the SCARCER BLACK MALTESE CROSS. HGL VALUE/SE/SW, and SE corner frame-line extending S. Cat.275+. New!

70.00

BL:Imp:1593
BL:1593
14

ES11g,i

3

LJ

1841 2d Blue, a SUPERB USED single, with four VERY LARGE-to-HUGE margins, lightly cancelled with two London Inland '2' numerals, leaving greatly CLEAR PROFILE between. 'J' FLAW, HGL SW and W of VALUE, and 'J' misplaced low. Cat.120+. New!

40.00

BL:Imp:1529
BL:1529
14

ES11f,g,ub

3

LL

1841 2d Blue, a FU+ single, with four close-to-VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with the SCARCER BLACK MALTESE CROSS. HGL VALUE & SW, VGL NE(f), and SE corner frame-lines extending E and S. Cat.275+. New!

55.00

BL:Imp:1510
BL:1510
13

ES10

3

MK

1841 2d Pale Blue, a VFU single in the SCARCER PALE BLUE shade, with four VERY LARGE even margins, cancelled with a Hereford '357' numeral. SE corner frame-line extending S, 'M' misplaced left, and 'K' sloping downwards to the right. Cat.110. New!

27.50

BL:Imp:1532
BL:1532
14

ES11g

3

MK

1841 2d Blue, a FINE RARE MOUNTED MINT single, with four close-to-LARGE margins, but just touched at SW corner and slightly grubby, with almost FULL ORIGINAL GUM (somewhat toned). HGL VALUE & SE, and SE corner frame-line extending S. Cat.6500. New!

650.00

BL:Imp:1571
BL:1571
14

ES11d,eb

3

PB

1841 2d Blue, a VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with a Scots Aberdeen '1' numeral. In the SCARCE STATE 3 after the second repair, showing TRLs on both sides and wear on the neck; also BASAL SHIFT, and NW corner frame-line extending W. Cat.375. New!

95.00

BL:Imp:1533
BL:1533
14

ES11f

3

RB

1841 2d Blue, a VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with an Edinburgh '131' numeral. VGL NE, and SW corner frame-line extending S. Cat.110. New!

27.50

BL:Imp:1498
BL:1498

RPS CERT
14

ES11f,ub

3

SB

1841 2d Blue, a SUPERB USED single, with four LARGE-to-HUGE margins, neatly cancelled with the SCARCER BLACK MALTESE CROSS. VGL NE (faint), NW corner frame-line extending N, and SE ext E. Somewhat superfluously accompanied by an RPS CERTIFICATE. Cat.275+. 95.00
BL:Imp:1530
BL:1530
14

ES11f,un

3

SF

1841 2d Blue, a VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, neatly cancelled with a LOVELY strike of the SCARCE DISTINCTIVE EDINBURGH 'SPECIAL' TYPE 2 BALLOON MALTESE CROSS. VGL NE(f), and 'S' misplaced left. Cat.400. New!

100.00

BL:Imp:1554
BL:1554
14

ES11

3

SH

1841 2d Blue, a SUPERB USED single, with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE even margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. NE and NW corner frame-lines extending N, SW and SE ext W & E, corrosion blurs, and 'S' misplaced low. Cat.100. New!

35.00

BL:Imp:1218
BL:1218
14/13

ES11ub/ES10wa

3

TI

1841 2d Blue/1844 2d Pale Blue, a VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, both with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, cancelled respectively with the SCARCER black MALTESE CROSS, and a Sheffield '700' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing NW corner frame-line extending N, SE and SW ext S, and letters misplaced low left and high right. Cat.385+. 95.00
BL:Imp:1219
BL:1219
15/14

ES12g,ub/ES11g,wa

3

TJ

1841 2d Deep Full Blue/1844 2d Blue, a VFU+/VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, both with four good-to-mostly HUGE margins, lightly cancelled respectively with the SCARCER black MALTESE CROSS, and a Scots 1844-type numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE on both. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing HGL VALUE, SE corner frame-line extending E, and letters misplaced left and high right respectively. Cat.385+. 110.00
BL:Imp:1527
BL:1527
14

ES11

3

TJ

1841 2d Blue, a SUPERB USED single, with four HUGE even margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an IRISH numeral. SE corner frame-lines extending E and S, and letters misplaced left and high right. EXCEPTIONAL...! Cat.100+. New!

38.50

1843-44 LONDON CHIEF OFFICE: NUMBERS IN MALTESE CROSS (PLATE 3 ONLY)
BL:Imp:1406
BL:1406
14

ES11va-vl

3

Various

1841 2d Blue, a selection of six good used mostly 3-4 margin singles, with some faults, cancelled with good-to-FINE legible strikes of the VERY SCARCE NUMBERs '1', '3', '4', '6', '9'(RARE) & '12' IN MALTESE CROSS. A USEFUL batch. Cat.4,550+. 450.00
BL:Imp:1389
BL:1389
14

ES11,E1vb

3

NC

1841 2d Blue, a FU+ single, with four close(but just clear NE)-to-mostly HUGE margins, neatly cancelled with an almost COMPLETE STRIKE of the VERY SCARCE NO.2 IN MALTESE CROSS. HGL VALUE & VGL NE. Cat.700+. 150.00
BL:Imp:1003
BL:1003
14

ES11f,E1vd

3

EB

1841 2d Blue, a VFU single, with four good-to-VERY LARGE (if somewhat uneven) margins, cancelled with a good legible strike of the NUMBER '4' IN MALTESE CROSS. VGL NE. Cat.700. 135.00
BL:Imp:1520
BL:1520
14

ES11vg

3

OD

1841 2d Blue, a FU+ single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, but tiny marginal nick centre E, cancelled with a VERY SCARCE NUMBER '7' IN MALTESE CROSS. NW corner frame-line extending W, SE ext S, and 'D' misplaced right. Cat.1200. New!

250.00

BL:Imp:1374
BL:1374
14

ES11vl

3

DC-DD

1841 2d Blue, a FU+ SCARCE HORIZONTAL PA|IR, with four close-to-mostly LARGE margins all round, cancelled with two strikes of the NUMBER '12' IN MALTESE CROSS. Slight basal shift on both. Cat.1,100+. 225.00
BL:Imp:1518
BL:1518
14

ES11f,g,vl

3

KE

1841 2d Blue, a SUPERB USED single, with four LARGE even margins, cancelled with a SUPERB neat strike of the SCARCE NO.12 IN MALTESE CROSS. HGL VALUE, VGL NE, corrosion blurs E and SE, and 'K' tilted E. Cat.550+. New!

185.00

BL:Imp:1500
BL:1500
14

ES11f,vl

3

OB

1841 2d Blue, a VFU single, with four LARGE even margins, cancelled with the SCARCE NO.12 IN MALTESE CROSS. VGL NE. Cat.550. New!

135.00

1841-55 2d BLUE (SHADES) PLATE 4: IMPERF & PERF
BL:Imp:1536
BL:1536
14

ES14

4

AC-AD

1849 2d Blue, a VFU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR, with good-to-HUGE margins all round, lightly cancelled with Petersfield '613' numerals. MISSING IMPRIMATURS in STATE 1 before repair. Marginal blurs, and all 'A's blind, with letters variously misplaced; 'AD' SE corner frame-line extending S. Cat.280+. New!

65.00

BL:Imp:1334
BL:1334
15aa

ES16

4

BA

1851 2d 'Violet'-Blue, a GU+ single, with three-and-a-half good-to-LARGE margins, but just touched SW, cancelled with a Liverpool '466' numeral. Printed on the RARE THICKER, LAVENDER-TINTED PAPER. 'B' tilted W, and 'A' blind and misplaced low right. Cat.1800. 185.00
BL:Imp:1189
BL:1189
15aa

ES16

4

BG

1851 2d 'Violet'-Blue, a FU+ single, with four mostly VERY LARGE margins, but just touched at SW corner, and with light horizontal bend upper quarter, cancelled with a London Inland '16' numeral. Printed on the RARE THICKER, LAVENDER-TINTED PAPER. Slight upper border shift (seen in star corners), and letters misplaced right and left. Cat.1800. 285.00
BL:Imp:1589
BL:1589
14

ES14

4

DK

1849 2d Blue, a VFU single, with four good-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a neat London Inland '21' numeral. Blurs W, upper W recut, SE corner frame-line extending SE, and letters misplaced high right and low right, with the 'D' tilted E, and the 'K' with extended serif. Cat.90. New!

22.50

BL:Imp:1587
BL:1587
14

ES14

4

DL

1849 2d Blue, a VFU+ single, with four good-to-mostly LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Upper W recut, and letters misplaced high right and low respectively, with the 'D' tilted E. Cat.90. New!

25.00

BL:Imp:1546
BL:1546
14

ES14

4

EH

1849 2d Blue, a VFU+ single, with four good-to-mostly LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with a London Inland '20' numeral, leaving slender CLEAR PROFILE. Marginal blurs SE and SW, 'E' blurred, and 'H' misplaced low right. Cat.90. New!

26.50

BL:Imp:1540
BL:1540
14

ES14

4

EL

1849 2d Blue, a VFU single, with four good-to-mostly LARGE margins, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Minor UB SHIFT, lower E recut, and 'L' misplaced low. Cat.90. New!

22.50

BL:Imp:1590
BL:1590
14

ES14

4

FK

1849 2d Blue, a VFU+ single, with four LARGE-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a neat London Inland '16' numeral. Upper and lower E recut, SW corner frame-line extending W, and letters misplaced low left and low right, with the 'K' tilted E. Cat.90. New!

25.00

BL:Imp:1591
BL:1591
14

ES14

4

GC

1849 2d Blue, a VFU single, with four good-to-mostly LARGE margins, cancelled with a London Inland numeral. Lower W recut and blurred, slight basa shift, and letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.90. New!

22.50

BL:Imp:1535
BL:1535
14

ES14

4

GC-GD

1849 2d Blue, a VFU+ SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR, with LARGE-to-HUGE margins all round, lightly cancelled with English Provincial numerals. 'GC': SE corner frame-line extending S, and 'C' misplaced low right; 'GD': lower E recut and extending S, and 'G' misplaced low left. Cat.280. New!

75.00

BL:Imp:1539
BL:1539
13

ES13

4

GL

1849 2d Pale Blue, a VFU single in the MUCH SCARCER PALE shade, with four LARGE-to-mostly HUGE margins, rather messily cancelled with a York '930' numeral. Blurs E and W, and 'L' misplaced low left and tilted W. Cat.100. New!

25.00

BL:Imp:1378
BL:1378
15aa

ES16

4

GL

1851 2d 'Violet'-Blue, a GU single, with three-and-a-half good-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, but just touched SE, and faint diagonal crease SE, cancelled with a Nottingham '583' numeral. Printed on the RARE THICKER, LAVENDER-TINTED PAPER. NE corner frame-line extended N, and letters misplaced left and low left, with the 'L' tilted W. A useful modestly-priced example of this VERY SCARCE variety... Cat.1800. 150.00
BL:Imp:1586
BL:1586
15

ES15

4

HH

1849 2d Deep Full Blue, a VFU+ single in a DEEP shade, with four LARGE-to-mostly HUGE margins, cancelled with a London Inland '24' numeral. Lower E recut, and letters misplaced low left and low right, and tilted E. Cat.100+. New!

32.50

BL:Imp:1396
BL:1396
14

ES14q

4

HH

1849 2d Blue, a GU+ single, with four good-to-LARGE margins, but diagonal corner crease NE, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Printed on VERY THIN PAPER, with the design showing through on the reverse, and a FINE IVORY HEAD. Lower E and upper W recut, corrosion blurs, and letters misplaced low left and low, and tilted E. Cat.225. 35.00
BL:Imp:1534
BL:1534
15

ES15

4

HL

1849 2d Deep Full Blue, a VFU+ single in the DEEP shade, with four good-to-mostly HUGE margins, cancelled with an IRISH BELFAST '62' numeral. Lower E recut and extending S, and letters misplaced right and low respectively, with the 'H' tilted E, and the 'L' tilted W. Cat.110. New!

30.00

BL:Imp:1289
BL:1289
14

ES14a

4

HL

1849 2d Blue, a FU single, with four close-but-clear(SW)-to-LARGE margins, and small diagonal corner creases NE and SW, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. RARE WATERMARK INVERTED. Slight upper border shift, and letters misplaced right and low left. Cat.850.

150.00

BL:Imp:1549
BL:1549
15aa

ES17

4

IB-IC

1851 2d 'Violet'-Blue, a GU+ VERY SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR, with clear-to-mostly LARGE even margins all round, but with a horizontal crease, cancelled with Southampton '723' numerals. An example of the EARLY STAGE LAVENDER-TINTED PAPER. 'IB': NW corner frame-line extending N, SE and SW ext S, and letters misplaced right; 'IC': NW ext N, and letters misplaced left and low respectively. Cat.800+. New!

95.00

BL:Imp:1545
BL:1545
14

ES14

4

JD

1849 2d Blue, a VFU single in a DEEPISH shade, with four good-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a Liverpool '466' numeral. A good but UNLISTED UB SHIFT, and letters misplaced low left and high left. Cat.90. New!

22.50

BL:Imp:1395
BL:1395
14

ES14

4

KA

1849 2d Blue, a VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced low right and tilted E, with the 'A' blind. Cat.90. 22.50
BL:Imp:1514
BL:1514
14

ES14

4

KC

1849 2d Blue, a VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with a London District '79' numeral. NE corner frame-line extending E, all corners and lower W recut, and letters misplaced low right and low. Cat.90. New!

22.50

BL:Imp:1186
BL:1186
14

ES14

4

LA-MB

1849 2d Blue, a G-VFU RARE BLOCK OF FOUR, with mostly good-to-VERY LARGE margins, but just into at top left and right, lightly cancelled with English Provincial numerals. Marked BURR-RUB S on 'LA', lower E recut on 'MB', and letters variously misplaced and tilted. Cat.1300. 250.00
BL:Imp:1547
BL:1547
15aa

ES16

4

LD

1851 2d 'Violet'-Blue, a FU+ single, with close(SW)-to-mostly LARGE margins, cancelled with a SCARCE LONDON DISTRICT '70' numeral (Parmenter Type 70OD2, Rarity 'F' - 'RARE'). Printed on the RARE THICKER, LAVENDER-TINTED PAPER. Letters misplaced low left and high right, and tilted W and E respectively. Cat.1800. New!

350.00

BL:Imp:1397
BL:1397
14

ES14q

4

LL

1849 2d Blue, a VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with an IRISH BELFAST '62' numeral. Some sulphurisation. Printed on VERY THIN PAPER, with the design showing through on the reverse. Letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.225. 55.00
BL:Imp:1538
BL:1538
15

ES15,E1d

4

MA

1849 2d Deep Full Blue, a VFU single in the DEEP shade, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, cancelled high left with an Englsh Provincial numeral, leaving much of the HEAD CLEAR. Nice IVORY HEAD. Base-line weak, 'M' tilted W, and 'A' blind and misplaced low right. Cat.100+. New!

25.00

BL:Imp:1543
BL:1543
14

ES14

4

MC

1849 2d Blue, a SUPERB USED single, with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE even margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an ?IRISH? numeral, leaving virtually COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. Lower W recut and blurred, and 'C' misplaced low left. Cat.90. New!

30.00

BL:Imp:1537
BL:1537
14

ES14e

4

NB

1849 2d Blue, a VFU+ single, with four good-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with a ?Scots? numeral. UB SHIFT, blurs E and W, and 'B' misplaced low. Cat.130. New!

37.50

BL:Imp:1544
BL:1544
14

ES14

4

NH

1849 2d Blue, a VFU single, with four clear-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a London Inland '1' numeral. NW corner frame-line extending W (slight), lower W recut, and 'H' misplaced low. Cat.90. New!

22.50

BL:Imp:1542
BL:1542
15

ES15

4

OC

1849 2d Deep Full Blue, a VFU single in the DEEP shade, with four good-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a London Inland '16' numeral. Lower W recut and blurred, and the 'C' misplaced low right. Cat.100. New!

25.00

BL:Imp:604
BL:604
13/19

ES13,E1wb/F1

4

OF

1849/54 2d Pale Blue/Deep Blue, a F-VFU RARE MATCHED PAIR, the Imperf in the PALE BLUE shade, with four good even margins but very faint (ironed out?) vertical crease, cancelled with a RARE LUDLOW '479' numeral in GREY-BLUE, matched with an SG19 Perf, EXCEPTIONALLY WELL-CENTRED for this issue, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a LIVERPOOL SPOON and a sizeable segment NE of what is probably an AACHEN TRANSIT STAMP in RED. Lower E recut, W of NW recut and extending N, and marked corrosion blurs in the letter-squares of the SG19. Cat.1100+. 150.00
BL:Imp:1572
BL:1572
14/19

ES14/F1

4

PA

1849/54 2d Blue/Deep Blue, a VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the imperf with four good-to-mostly LARGE margins, cancelled with a Liverpool '466' numeral, the perf star in the DEEP shade, unusually WELL-CENTRED for these, cancelled with a London Inland '23' numeral. BURR-RUB on base-line, lower E recut and extending S, and letters blind and tilted E & W, with the 'A' misplaced low right. Cat.190+. New!

45.00

BL:Imp:840
BL:840
14

ES14e

4

PD

1849 2d Blue, a good RARE UNUSED single, with three LARGE margins, but trimmed E, and no gum. UPPER BORDER SHIFT. Cat.6000. 200.00
BL:Imp:1392
BL:1392
13

ES13q

4

QB

1849 2d Pale Blue, a VFU single in the SCARCER PALE BLUE shade, with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE even margins, rather messily cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Some sulphurisation along frame-lines. Printed on SCARCE EXCEPTIONALLY THIN PAPER, with the design showing through clearly on the reverse. SE corner frame-line extending S, NW recut, and 'B' misplaced low right. Cat.225. 55.00
BL:Imp:1550
BL:1550
15aa

ES17

4

RG

1851 2d 'Violet'-Blue, a FU single, with four clear-to-LARGE margins, but tiny nick SE, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an ?English? numeral. An example of the EARLY STAGE LAVENDER-TINTED PAPER. Base-line weak, and 'R' misplaced low. Cat.400. New!

65.00

BL:Imp:1382
BL:1382
15

ES15e,q

4

SA-SC

1849 2d Deep Full Blue, a F-VFU VERY SCARCE STRIP OF THREE in the DEEP FULL BLUE shade, with margins all round, LARGE in places, cancelled with Scots numerals. Printed on VERY THIN PAPER, with the design showing through on the reverse, and FINE IVORY HEADS. UPPER BORDER SHIFTS and NW corner frame-lines extending N on 'SA' and 'SB', SW ext W and NE ext N on 'SC', lower E recut on 'SB', and letters variously misplaced. Cat.675+. 165.00
BL:Imp:1541
BL:1541
14

ES14,E1d

4

SH

1849 2d Blue, a SUPERB USED single, with four LARGE-to-mostly HUGE margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an ?English? numeral, leaving virtually COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. Good IVORY HEAD. NE and NW corner frame-lines extending N, lower E recut, and letters low. Cat.100+. New!

35.00

BL:Imp:1553
BL:1553
15aa

ES17

4

SH

1851 2d 'Violet'-Blue, a GU+ single, with nearly four clear-to-VERY LARGE margins, but just trimmed at NW corner, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a ?London Inland? numeral, leaving virtually COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. An example of the EARLY STAGE LAVENDER-TINTED PAPER. NE corner frame-line extending N, lower E recut, and letters misplaced low. Cat.400. New!

55.00

BL:Imp:1551
BL:1551
15aa

ES17

4

SJ

1851 2d 'Violet'-Blue, a VFU+ single, with four HUGE even margins, but heavily cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. An example of the EARLY STAGE LAVENDER-TINTED PAPER. NW corner frame-line extending N, SE ext S, and 'S' misplaced low left. Cat.400. New!

125.00

BL:Imp:1588
BL:1588
14

ES14e

4

TA

1849 2d Blue, a VFU+ single, with four LARGE-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. UB SHIFT, and letters misplaced high right and low right, with the 'A' blind and tilted W. Cat.130. New!

35.00

BL:Imp:1548
BL:1548
15aa

ES16e

4

TA

1851 2d 'Violet'-Blue, a GU+ single, with three-and-a-half good-to-mostly HUGE margins, but trimmed upper W and with a vertical crease, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. A LOVELY example of the RARE THICKER, LAVENDER-TINTED PAPER. UB SHIFT, and letters misplaced high right and low right, with the 'A' blind and tilted W. Cat.1800. New!

195.00

BL:Imp:1552
BL:1552
15

ES15l,q,E1d

4

TB

1849 2d Deep Full Blue, a VFU single in the DEEP shade, with four LARGE even margins, cancelled with a Scots numeral. In the SCARCE STATE 2 of the first repair, with strong TRL at right. Also printed on VERY THIN PAPER, with good IVORY HEAD. Letters misplaced low right. Cat.325+. New!

85.00

2d BLUE PERFORATED 'STARS' SPEC F1-F2 (PLATE 4, SG19-20,23)
C:BL:1225
C:1225
19
*

F1

4

BG-BH

1854 2d Blue, a VFU HORIZONTAL PAIR, centred low, but with FULL PERFS, on neat ENTIRE from London to PARIS on 18 April 1855, cancelled with London Inland '23' numerals, and with related transit and arrival stamps front and back. The stamps overlap the top edge of the cover, but are happily not damaged as a result. 'BH' shows the SCARCE SPECTACLES FLAW. A RARE COVER... Cat.675++. 250.00
BL:P:1404
BL:1404
19

F1

4

CB

1854 2d Deep Blue, a VFU single, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a VERY SCARCE LONDON DISTRICT '51' REGISTRY OFFICE numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'). Marked CORROSION BLURS, upper W recut, and letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.100+. 35.00
BL:P:1432
BL:1432
20

F1(2)

4

HA

1854 2d Pale Blue, a VFU+ single in the slightly SCARCER PALE BLUE shade, EXCEPTIONALLY WELL-CENTRED (UNUSUAL for these), with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. CORROSION BLURS, and letters misplaced low right and tilted W. Cat.110. 32.50
BL:P:1288
BL:1288
19

F1c

4

ND

1854 2d Blue, a GU+ single, centred low left, with a couple of perf-tips trimmed at SE corner, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral, leaving most of the HEAD CLEAR. With SCARCE WATERMARK INVERTED. 'D' misplaced high right. NOTE: this is marked as 20wi on obverse: however I do not see this as 'Pale Blue', but neither is it 'Deep Blue'! Somewhere in between - otherwise known as 'Blue'... Cat.325. 40.00
BL:P:1399
BL:1399
23

F2

4

BD

1855 2d Deep Blue, a VFU single from the SCARCE SG23 Perf.14 issue, centred slightly high left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland numeral. CORROSION BLURS, NE recut and extending N, 'B' misplaced low left, and the 'K' tilted E. Cat.225+. 55.00
BL:P:846
BL:846
23

F2

4

MC-MD

1855 2d Blue, a VFU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR from the SCARCE SG23 PERF.14 issue, centred slightly low left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with neat London Inland '37' numerals. UPPER BORDER SHIFT, corrosion blurs, and 'D' misplaced high right. Cat.450+. 100.00
BL:P:1095
BL:1095
23

F2k

4

MK

1855 2d Blue, a FINE VERY RARE LIGHTLY MOUNTED MINT single from this SCARCE issue, WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, and, apart from a tiny spot behind the second perforation at top left, FULL ORIGINAL GUM, usual crackling and somewhat toned. UPPER BORDER SHIFT, and 'M' misplaced left. Cat.12,500. 1500.00
2d BLUE PERFORATED 'STARS' SPEC F3-F6 (PLATE 5, SG23a,20a,27,34)
BL:P:1400
BL:1400
23a

F3

5

ML

1855 2d Blue A VFU+ single from the SCARCE SG23a Small Crown Perf.14 issue, centred slightly right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled to the right with a Scots numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. 'M' misplaced left, and 'L' tilted slightly W. Cat.350. 100.00

 

BL:P:1409
BL:1409
23a/34

F3/F6

5

ML

1855 2d Blue A VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the SCARCE SG23a Small Crown Perf.14 centred slightly low left, the SG34 WELL-CENTRED, both with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with Skipton '714' and London Inland '15' numerals. 'M' misplaced left, and 'L' tilted slightly W. Cat.420+. 110.00

 

BL:P:1434
BL:1434
23a

F3

5

QI

1855 2d Blue A VFU single from the SCARCE SG23a Small Crown Perf.14 issue, centred slightly high right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled high right with a slightly oily London Inland '15' numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Heavy blurs W, and letters misplaced left and high, with the 'I' tilted W. Cat.350. 85.00

 

BL:P:1410
BL:1410
23a/20a/34

F3/F4/F6

5

RE

1855 2d Blue A VFU RARE MATCHED TRIO, the SCARCE SG23a and 20a both WELL-CENTRED, the SG34 centred slightly high, but all three with FULL PERFS, all lightly cancelled respectively with a Glasgow 'MADELEINE SMITH' duplex, an English Provincial numeral, and a London Inland '27' numeral, the SG20a with COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Blur lower W, upper E recut, NE skewed and frame-line extending E, and 'E' misplaced left. Cat.770+. 195.00

 

BL:P:1193
BL:1193
20a/34

F4/F6

5

EB

1855 2d Blue, a VFU/GU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, consisting of the VERY SCARCE Small Crown, Perf.16 (SG20a), and the Large Crown Perf.14 (SG34) issues, both reasonably WELL-CENTRED for these, the SG20a with FULL PERFS, the SG34 cut into lower E, lightly cancelled with Scots and English numerals. Blur W, and numerous fainter corrosion blurs S and SE on the SG34. Cat.420+. 85.00
BL:P:1433
BL:1433
20a

F4

5

NB

1855 2d Blue A VFU single from the SCARCE SG20a Small Crown Perf.16 issue, UNUSUALLY WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '16' numeral. Blurs W and SE, and letters misplaced left and right. Cat.350. 85.00

 

BL:P:1195
BL:1195
20a/34

F4/F6

5

SC

1855 2d Blue, a FU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, consisting of the VERY SCARCE Small Crown, Perf.16 (SG20a), and the Large Crown Perf.14 (SG34) issues, both more or less off-centre high left, but both with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with London Inland '24' and '17' numerals. NE recut, numerous corrosion blurs, and letters misplaced left and low respectively. Cat.420+. 85.00
BL:P:499
BL:499
20a,34

F4,F6

5

TI

1855 2d Blue, a FU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, both somewhat off-centre, but both with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with English and Scots numerals. NE corner frame-line extending N, and letters tilted W. Cat.420+. 65.00
BL:P:1246
BL:1246
27/34

F5/F6

5

BG

1855 2d Blue A F-VFU VERY SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from Plate 5, the Large Crown, Perf.16 F5 the SCARCEST of the 2d 'Stars', the Large Crown, Perf.14 F6 in an UNUSUALLY DEEP shade, both reasonably well-centred for these, both with FULL PERFS (albeit a couple slightly 'nibbled' on both, and the F5 with a tiny faint diagonal corner crease SE), cancelled respectively with an English Provincial numeral and a SHREWSBURY SPOON. Blurs SE and SW. Cat.520. 110.00

 

BL:P:1379
BL:1379
27/34

F5/F6

5

HK

1855 2d Blue A VFU VERY SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from Plate 5, the Large Crown, Perf.16 F5 the SCARCEST of the 2d 'Stars', both reasonably well-centred for these, both with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a Dewsbury '253' numeral and a HULL SPOON. Heavy blurs W, corrosion blurs value, and 'H' misplaced right. Cat.520+. 135.00

 

BL:P:1431
BL:1431
27

F5

5

RG

1855 2d Blue A FU single from the VERY SCARCE Large Crown, Perf.16 issue, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a London Inland '27' numeral, but with pronounced ink-blot lower right. Blurs W and SE, and NE corner frame-line extending E. Cat.450. 85.00

 

BL:P:1365
BL:1365
27

F5

5

RK

1855 2d Blue A FU+ single from Plate 5, from the Large Crown, Perf.16 issue, the SCARCEST of the 2d 'Stars', WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but somewhat enthusiastically cancelled with a London Inland '27' numeral. Blurs NW and lower W, and the 'R' misplaced right. Cat.450. 95.00

 

BL:P:1401
BL:1401
27/34

F5/F6

5

SE

1855 2d Blue A GU+/VFU VERY SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from Plate 5, the Large Crown, Perf.16 F5 being the SCARCEST of the 2d 'Stars', in a deep shade, off-centre high, with a corner crease and some sulphurisation. The F6 is well-centred for these. Both have FULL PERFS, and are cancelled respectively with London Inland and Scots numerals. Heavy blurs W, and letters misplaced high left and low right. Cat.520+. 75.00

 

BL:P:1305
BL:1305
27/34

F5h/F6f

5

SH

1855 2d Blue A VFU/FU+ VERY SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from Plate 5, the F5, the Large Crown, Perf.16 issue, the SCARCEST of the '2d Stars', WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, the F6 centred rather low, but with FULL PERFS (blunt perf pins causing rough perfs), cancelled respectively with Newport (Mon.) '561', and Blackburn '86' numerals. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark below 'W' of 'TWO'; also heavy blur W, and lower E recut. Cat.565+. 140.00

 

BL:P:974
BL:974
34

F6

5

BI

1855 2d Blue A VFU single, centred a whisker high right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Heavy blur W, corrosion blurs in 'POSTAGE' and value, NW corner frame-line extending N, and 'I' misplaced high. Cat.70. 15.00

 

BL:P:1443
BL:1443
34

F6

5

CK

1855 2d Deep Blue A VFU single in an UNUSUAL (UNLISTED) deep shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Cardiff '162' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Heavy blur W, and 'C' misplaced left. Cat.70+. 17.50

 

BL:P:1290
BL:1290
34

F6

5

DD

1855 2d Blue A VFU+ single, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Blurs W. Cat.70. 18.50

 

BL:P:1293
BL:1293
34

F6

5

DI

1855 2d Blue A VFU single, centred a whisker high right, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with an IRISH DUBLIN '186' duplex. Blurs W, SE & SW, and 'I' misplaced high left. Cat.70. 16.50

 

BL:P:1444
BL:1444
34

F6

5

EA

1855 2d Blue A VFU single in an UNUSUALLY PALE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Blurs W, and 'A' blind and tilted W. Cat.70. 20.00

 

BL:P:1294
BL:1294
34

F6

5

IG

1855 2d Blue A VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a neat part London District '75' duplex. Blurs SW and value, and letters misplaced to centre. Cat.70. 18.50

 

BL:P:1445
BL:1445
34

F6

5

II

1855 2d Blue A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Liverpool '466' numeral (probably a SPOON). Blurs SE and SW, and 'I's tilted W and E. Cat.70. 16.50

 

BL:P:1446
BL:1446
34

F6

5

IJ

1855 2d Blue A VFU single in an UNUSUALLY PALE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London Inland numeral. Blurs W and SE, 'I' tilted W, and 'J' misplaced left. Cat.70. 16.50

 

BL:P:1442
BL:1442
34

F6

5

LG

1855 2d Blue A VFU single, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a RARE STOCKBRIDGE (Hants) '732' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'G' - 'VERY RARE'). Blurs E and SW, and 'L' misplaced low right, with the E frame-line of the 'L' square concave. Cat.70+. 25.00

 

BL:P:1356
BL:1356
34

F6

5

LJ

1855 2d Blue A FU+ single, centred a little low, with FULL PERFS, but some toning at lower corners, neatly cancelled with a SCARCE IRISH CLONMEL SPOON dated 9 AUGUST 1856. NE corner frame-line extending E, and 'J' tilted W. Cat.70+. 16.50

 

BL:P:1291
BL:1291
34

F6

5

MK

1855 2d Blue A VFU single, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an indistinct SCOTS LOCAL. Blurs SE & SW, and 'K' misplaced left. Cat.70. 16.50

 

BL:P:1441
BL:1441
34

F6f

5

RH

1855 2d Blue A VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (one slightly short NE), VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a ?Scots? numeral, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. CONSTANT VARIETY: blur below 'W' of 'TWO'. Cat.90. 27.50

 

2d BLUE PERFORATED 'STARS' SPEC F7-F8 (PLATE 6, SG35,36a)
BL:P:1449
BL:1449
35

F7

6

AA

1857 2d Deep Blue A VFU single, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a London Inland '12' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with blurs E, and E 'A' blind. Cat.70+. 16.50

 

BL:P:1307
BL:1307
35

F7

6

BG

1857 2d Deep Blue A VFU single, centred a whisker low right, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat Dorchester '256' numeral. Corrosion scratches in value, and 'G' misplaced right. Cat.70. 16.50

 

BL:P:1175
BL:1175
35/36a

F7/F8

6

BI

1857 2d Blue/1858 2d Deep Blue A VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, including the VERY SCARCE Perf.16 issue, both quite WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, cancelled respectively with a Scots Ayr '27' and a London Inland '21' numeral. Blurs W, NW corner frame-line extending NW and NE ext E (both slight), and 'I' misplaced left. Cat.445+. 115.00

 

BL:P:1308
BL:1308
35

F7

6

FD

1857 2d Deep Blue A VFU single, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '8' numeral. Corrosion marks N. Cat.70. 16.50

 

BL:P:1453
BL:1453
35

F7

6

GL

1857 2d Deep Blue A VFU single, centred a whisker low right, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Tenby '784' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing blurs SE and SW, and 'G' with extended serif. Cat.70. 16.50

 

BL:P:1447
BL:1447
35

F7

6

HJ

1857 2d Deep Blue A VFU single, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Cheltenham '177' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing CORROSION BLURS, and 'H' misplaced high left. Cat.70. 16.50

 

BL:P:1450
BL:1450
35

F7

6

HK

1857 2d Deep Blue A VFU+ single in a VERY DEEP shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Scots numeral, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE within. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with NE corner frame-line extending E, and letters misplaced high to centre. Cat.70. 18.50

 

BL:P:1448
BL:1448
35

F7

6

II

1857 2d Blue A SUPERB USED single in a paler shade than usual for this issue, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. CORROSION BLURS, and 'I's tilted W. Cat.70. 22.50

 

BL:P:1454
BL:1454
35

F7h

6

LG

1857 2d Deep Blue A FU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but tiny corner bend NE, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: heavy mark in right quadrant of NE star; also blurs SE and SW, 'L' misplaced low right and tilted W, and 'G' tilted E. Cat.80. 18.50

 

BL:P:1411
BL:1411
35/36a

F7/F8

6

ML

1857/1858 2d Deep Blue A SUPERB USED/FU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, including the VERY SCARCE Perf.16 issue, the SG35 WELL-CENTRED, the SCARCE SG36a centred somewhat high right, but both with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled respectively with Scots and English numerals. The SG36a has a small surface scuff on the perfs N of 'GE' of 'POSTAGE'. Letters misplaced left, with the 'L' tilted W. Cat.445+. 95.00

 

BL:P:1402
BL:1402
35/36a

F7/F8

6

NH

1857/1858 2d Blue/Deep Blue A VFU/GU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, including the VERY SCARCE Perf.16 issue, both WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled respectively with English and Scots numerals. The SG36a has a stained vertical crease. Numerous corrosion blurs, and 'N' misplaced right. Cat.445+. 65.00

 

BL:P:1385
BL:1385
35/36a

F7/F8

6

OF

1857/1858 2d Blue/Deep Blue A VFU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, including the VERY SCARCE Perf.16 issue, both UNUSUALLY WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled respectively with DUBLIN '186' and English Provincial numerals. Marked CORROSION BLURS, and letters misplaced high and high right. Cat.445+. 135.00

 

BL:P:1306
BL:1306
35/36a

F7/F8

6

QI

1857/1858 2d Deep Blue A VFU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, including the VERY SCARCE Perf.16 issue, both quite WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled respectively with SCARCE LONDON INLAND '46' TWIN, and Glasgow '159' numerals. Blurs and scratches W and in value, and 'Q' misplaced left. Cat.445+. 125.00

 

BL:P:1452
BL:1452
35

F7

6

SG

1857 2d Blue A VFU single in a paler shade than usual for this issue, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. NE corner frame-line extending E, and 'G' misplaced high right and tilted E. Cat.70. 16.50

 

BL:P:1188
BL:1188
36a

F8

6

EL

1858 2d Deep Blue A FU+ single from the VERY SCARCE Perf.16 issue, centred somewhat right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a RARE GRIMSBY '323' numeral, hitherto only known in use 1844-49 (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'). Letters misp[laced high and low, with the 'L' tilted W. Cat.375+. 85.00

 

BL:P:1386
BL:1386
36a

F8

6

GH

1858 2d Deep Blue A VFU single from the VERY SCARCE Perf.16 issue, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '26' numeral. Corrosion blurs, and letters misplaced right and high respectively. Cat.375. 85.00

 

BL:P:1412
BL:1412
36a

F8

6

TD-TE

1858 2d Deep Blue A VFU RARE HORIZONTAL PAIR from the VERY SCARCE Perf.16 issue, centred somewhat low left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with London Inland '34' numerals. 'TD': 'T' misplaced right; 'TE': NE corner frame-line extending E. Numerous corrosion blurs and scratches on both units. NOTE: It has been suggested that 'TE' has been re-entered, and completes the notable vertical 'E' Row 'KE-SE' series of re-entries on this plate. However, careful examination of this unit and comparison with the imprimatur shows that the various marks are not consistent with those of the re-entered units above, and most are not present on the imprimatur. Cat.750+. 185.00

 

2d BLUE 'PLATE NUMBERS' G2-G3, PLATES 7-15, SG45-47
BL:PN:1232
BL:1232
45

G2h

7

BI

1858 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial duplex. DOUBLE LETTER 'I' (NW). Cat.65+. 18.50

 

BL:PN:1462
BL:1462
45

G2

7

FG

1858 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a London Inland '8' numeral. Corrosion blurs. Cat.65. 16.50

 

BL:PN:1461
BL:1461
45

G2

7

HA

1858 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred a whisker right, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London Inland '18' numeral. VERTICAL 'GUIDE-LINE' SW (a peculiar feature of many vertical 'A' Row letterings on Plates 7 and 8, long after the practice of using guide-lines to lay down the plate had been abandonned). Cat.65+. 18.50

 

BL:PN:1459
BL:1459
45

G2

7

IB

1858 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an Edinburgh '131' numeral. Corrosion blurs. Cat.65. 16.50

 

BL:PN:1463
BL:1463
45

G2

7

IJ

1858 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred a whisker right, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London District numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark over first 'E' of 'PENCE'. Cat.65+. 16.50

 

BL:PN:1155
BL:1155
45

G2

7

LH

1858 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London 'W.C.9' duplex. W recut and heavily blurred. Cat.65. 15.00

 

BL:PN:1169
BL:1169
45

G2

7

MA

1858 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an Edinburgh '131' duplex. Heavy blur E, and SW 'M' misplaced right. Cat.65. 15.00

 

BL:PN:1456
BL:1456
45

G2

7

QB

1858 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an Edinburgh '131' numeral. Cat.65. 16.50

 

BL:PN:1457
BL:1457
45

G2

7

SH

1858 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Wigan '878' numeral. NW corner frame-line extending W. Cat.65. 16.50

 

BL:PN:1458
BL:1458
45

G2

7

SK

1858 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London Inland '21' numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark over first 'E' of 'PENCE'. Cat.65+. 16.50

 

BL:PN:1455
BL:1455
45

G2h

7

TH

1858 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Manchester '498' numeral. DOUBLE LETTER 'T'(SW), SE corner frame-line extending S, and corrosion blurs. Cat.65+. 20.00

 

BL:PN:1466
BL:1466
45

G2

8

FJ

1858 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an Edinburgh '131' numeral. Cat.42. 10.00

 

BL:PN:1467
BL:1467
45

G2

8

GH

1858 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Liverpool '466' numeral. Upper E recut. Cat.42. 10.00

 

BL:PN:1163
BL:1163
45

G2,Z34

8

HJ

1859 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, USED ABROAD, cancelled with a neat MALTA 'A25' duplex. Blur lower W. Cat.42++. 10.00

 

BL:PN:1465
BL:1465
45

G2

8

JJ

1858 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Scots Inverness '183' numeral. Cat.42. 8.50

 

BL:PN:1469
BL:1469
45

G2

9

AE

1861 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an EDINBURGH '131' BETWEEN STARS duplex. An 'A' Row SHORT STAMP, with watermark LARGE CROWN TYPE II. Cat.25+. 6.50

 

BL:PN:1468
BL:1468
45

G2

9

EF

1861 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A FU+ single, centred slightly left, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled, leaving most of the HEAD CLEAR. Watermark LARGE CROWN TYPE II. E margin narrow, and corrosion blurs. Cat.25+. 5.00

 

BL:PN:1473
BL:1473
45

G2

9

GH

1861 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a small part London District duplex, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. LARGE CROWN TYPE II, and CONSTANT VARIETY: vertical scratch through NW letter-square. Cat.25+. 6.50

 

BL:PN:1407
BL:1407
45

G2,Z34

9

JG

1861 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A FU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, USED ABROAD, cancelled with a neat MALTA 'A25' duplex. NW 'G' misplaced high left. Cat.25+. 6.50

 

BL:PN:1470
BL:1470
45

G2

9

LD

1861 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A FU+ single, centred low left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an EDINBURGH '131' BETWEEN STARS duplex. Watermark LARGE CROWN TYPE II. Cat.25+. 6.50

 

BL:PN:1471
BL:1471
45

G2

9

MH

1861 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Watermark LARGE CROWN TYPE II. Corrosion blurs, and 'M's misplaced far to the right. Cat.25+. 6.50

 

BL:PN:1472
BL:1472
45

G2

9

NF

1861 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat Birmingham '75' numeral. Watermark LARGE CROWN TYPE II, and corrosion scratches. Cat.25+. 6.50

 

BL:PN:1139
BL:1139
45

G2

9

NJ

1858 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A fine SCARCE UNUSED single, off-centre right, with FULL PERFS, but no gum. In a LATE STATE 1 before the 1866 repair, but with watermark Large Crown Type II. Heavy corrosion marks, blurs and scratches. Cat.380+. 85.00

 

BL:PN:1479
BL:1479
45

G2

12

BB

1868 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, centred a whisker left, with almost FULL PERFS (one short SW), somewhat messily cancelled with a London Inland '23' duplex. E margin narrow and blurred. Cat.140. 25.00

 

BL:PN:1475
BL:1475
45

G2

12

BJ

1868 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, UNUSUALLY WELL-CENTRED for this plate, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an OXFORD CDS of 26 JULY 1869. Heavy blur E. Cat.140+. 40.00

 

BL:PN:1476
BL:1476
45

G2

12

CJ

1868 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat Scots Thurso '324' numeral. Heavy blur W. Cat.140. 35.00

 

BL:PN:1480
BL:1480
45

G2

12

IL

1868 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, centred slightly right, but with FULL PERFS, somewhat heavily cancelled with a messy London duplex. W heavily recut and blurred. Cat.140. 25.00

 

BL:PN:1474
BL:1474
45

G2

12

MA

1868 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, centred somewhat low left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a ?Scots? duplex. E margin narrow and blurred. Cat.140. 30.00

 

BL:PN:1478
BL:1478
45

G2

12

NI

1868 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, centred somewhat high right, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a DUBLIN DUPLEX. Heavy blur W. Cat.140+. 35.00

 

BL:PN:1477
BL:1477
45

G2

12

PI

1868 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, UNUSUALLY WELL-CENTRED for this plate, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a LONDON CDS of 24 MAY 1869. Heavy blur W. Cat.140+. 40.00

 

BL:PN:1481
BL:1481
46

G3

13

AB

1869 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an ?English? numeral. Cat.30. 7.50

 

BL:PN:1487
BL:1487
47

G3(2)

13

BH

1869 2d Deep Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a ?London Inland duplex. Cat.30. 7.50

 

BL:PN:1483
BL:1483
46

G3

13

FK

1869 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Liverpool duplex, including a 9 DEC 1870 CDS. Cat.30+. 8.50

 

BL:PN:1485
BL:1485
46

G3

13

GH

1869 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a SCARCE LONDON INLAND '43' numeral (Dubus Type 16, Parmenter Rarity 'F/C' - 'RARE' on cover). Cat.30+. 8.50

 

BL:PN:1153
BL:1153
46

G3(1)

13

IG

1869 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an ?English? numeral. E margin narrow, and SE 'G' misplaced high left. Cat.30. 6.50

 

BL:PN:1486
BL:1486
46

G3

13

NI

1869 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat SCARCE EDINBURGH '131' WITH SIDE STARS duplex. Cat.30+. 9.50

 

BL:PN:1482
BL:1482
47

G3(2)

13

NI

1869 2d Deep Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London 'W.C.18' numeral. MISSING PERF PIN VARIETY 'I5' (not noted Simpson & Sargent on the 2d value). Cat.30+. 9.50

 

BL:PN:1484
BL:1484
46

G3

13

QH

1869 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '5' duplex. Cat.30. 7.50

 

BL:PN:1495
BL:1495
46

G3

14

AG

1871 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a very odd numeral, similar to London-type vertical barred ovals, but with the central area blank where letters/numbers would normally appear. UNUSUAL, and so far UNIDENTIFIED! Cat.38+. 12.50

 

BL:PN:1491
BL:1491
46

G3

14

BG

1871 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a part CDS. On VERY THIN PAPER. Cat.38+. 9.50

 

BL:PN:1144
BL:1144
46

G3(1)

14

CC

1871 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a LONDON CDS. Blur in lower white line, and SW 'C' misplaced right. Cat.38+. 7.50

 

BL:PN:1490
BL:1490
46

G3

14

DL

1871 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A FU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, somewhat messily cancelled with a couple of broad arcs. Cat.38. 8.50

 

BL:PN:1494
BL:1494
46

G3

14

HB

1871 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A FU+ single, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial duplex. Cat.38. 8.50

 

BL:PN:1150
BL:1150
46

G3(1)

14

HC

1871 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an IRISH numeral. E recut. Cat.38. 8.50

 

BL:PN:1489
BL:1489
47

G3(2)

14

KC

1871 2d Deep Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single, centred a whisker left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark on back of SE 'C' (slightly DOUBLED?). Cat.38+. 11.50

 

BL:PN:1493
BL:1493
46

G3

14

NH

1871 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A FU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (minor faults), lightly cancelled with an indecipherable CDS. Cat.38. 8.50

 

BL:PN:1492
BL:1492
46

G3

14

TC

1871 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a part London numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE within. Cat.38. 10.00

 

BL:PN:1497
BL:1497
47

G3(2)

15

BH

1875 2d Deep Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU+ single, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a few tiny marks, leaving a virtually COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. W heavily recut. Cat.38+. 12.50

 

BL:PN:1496
BL:1496
47

G3(2)

15

CB

1875 2d Deep Blue 'Plate Numbers' A FU+ single, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an unidentified CDS. Cat.38. 8.50

 

BL:PN:1419
BL:1419
47

G3(2)

15

DH-DI

1875 2d Deep Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VERY FINE SCARCE LIGHTLY MOUNTED MINT HORIZONTAL PAIR, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but showing some oxidisation. FULL ORIGINAL GUM. Heavy corrosion blurs. Cat.1050+. 225.00

 

BL:PN:1166
BL:1166
47

G3,Z34

15

LB

1875 2d Deep Blue 'Plate Numbers' A FU+ single, off-centre left, but with FULL PERFS, USED ABROAD, cancelled with a MALTA 'A25' numeral. E margin narrow. Cat.38+. 9.50

 

BL:PN:1151
BL:1151
46

G3(1)

15

TG

1875 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single, centred a whisker right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an Englsh Provincial numeral. W margin narrow, W recut, and all letters misplaced. Cat.38. 8.50

 

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