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Item No. SG/Spec Plate/Letters Description Price Key
1840 2d Blue (SHADES) PLATE 1, IMPERFORATE
BL:Imp:1380
BL:1380
5

DS5

1

DB

1840 2d Blue, a GU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, but vertical crease and tiny tear at top, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. 'TWO' FLAWS, and letters misplaced low right and right. ATTRACTIVE in spite of fault. Cat.900. New!

50.00

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

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:1387
BL:1387
6

DS9e

2

KL

1840 2d Pale Blue, a FU single from this SCARCER plate, in the SCARCER PALE BLUE shade, with four clear(NE)-to-good even margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark by 'K'; also NE Ray Flaws, and letters misplaced left. Cat.1200+. New!

250.00

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: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:1343
BL:1343
14

ES11

3

AD

1841 2d Blue, a VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. SE corner frame-line extending S, and 'D' misplaced low right. Cat.90. New!

22.50

BL:Imp:1388
BL:1388
13

ES10,E1ub

3

BE

1841 2d Pale Blue, a VFU single in the SCARCER PALE BLUE shade, with four good-to-LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with the SCARCER BLACK MALTESE CROSS. VGL NE, and SE corner frame-line extending E. Cat.275+. New!

75.00

BL:Imp:777
BL:777
14

ES11g,h

3

KD-LG

1841 2d Blue, a mostly VFU RARE BLOCK OF EIGHT, with good-to-mostly HUGE margins all round, except just touched below 'LE', cancelled with London Inland '17' numerals. Free of the usual creasing and other faults associated with such large multiples. 'LE' EYEBROW FLAW in the SCARCER STATE 2, and also BOTH LETTERS DOUBLED on 'KD' and prominent HGL VALUE on most units. Cat.3,600++ (as two blocks of four WITHOUT VARIETIES). 850.00
BL:Imp:1216
BL:1216
14

ES11f,ub

3

OB

1841 2d Blue, a VFU+ single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled high right with the SCARCER black MALTESE CROSS, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. STRONG VGL NE, and NW corner frame-line extending W. Cat.275+. 85.00
BL:Imp:1383
BL:1383
14

ES11,E1ub

3

SK

1841 2d Blue, a FU+ single, with four good-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, but faint corner bend and tiny marginal tear NW, neatly cancelled with the SCARCER BLACK MALTESE CROSS. HGL VALUE, slight basal shift, and W recut. Cat.275+. New!

55.00

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:757
BL:757
15

ES12ub

3

TK

1841 2d Deep Full Blue, a VFU single in the DEEP FULL BLUE shade, with four good-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with the SCARCER black MALTESE CROSS. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR. Blur W. Cat.275+. 60.00
BL:Imp:1391
BL:1391
14

ES11

3

TK

1841 2d Blue, a VFU single, with four good-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with an indistinct ?Scots? numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR. W of NW recut and extending NW. Cat.90. New!

22.50

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+. New!

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+. New!

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: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+. New!

225.00

BL:Imp:760
BL:760
14

ES11f,E1vl

3

FD-FF

1841 2d Blue, a GU+-VFU VERY SCARCE STRIP OF THREE, with three-to-four good-to-mostly LARGE margins, but just touched bottom centre, cancelled with three FINE strikes of the NUMBER '12' IN MALTESE CROSS. VGL NE on 'FD'. Cat.1,650+. 185.00
1841-55 2d BLUE (SHADES) PLATE 4: IMPERF & PERF
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. New!

185.00

BL:Imp:1393
BL:1393
13

ES13

4

BG

1849 2d Pale Blue, a VFU single in the SCARCER PALE BLUE shade, with four good even margins, neatly cancelled with a London Inland '4' numeral. Slight UB shift, blur SW, and letters misplaced low right and left respectively. Cat.100. New!

22.50

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:1381
BL:1381
14

ES14

4

DF

1849 2d Blue, a FU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, but slight diagonal corner crease NW, lightly cancelled with an Edinburgh '131' numeral. Slight IVORY HEAD. Lower E recut, blurs W, 'D' misplaced high, and 'F' tilted E. Cat.90. New!

18.50

BL:Imp:1394
BL:1394
14/19

ES14/F1

4

FE

1849/54 2d Blue/Deep Blue, a FU+/VFU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the Imperf with four clear(SW)-to-LARGE margins, matched with an SG19 Perf Star in the DEEP BLUE shade, EXCEPTIONALLY WELL-CENTRED for this issue, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled respectively with London Inland and English Provincial numerals. CONSTANT VARIETY: vertical scratch SW (not reported by any authority, but clearly visible on the imprimatur photo), and the 'F' misplaced low left. Marked corrosion blurs in the letter-squares and value of the SG19. Cat.190+. New!

50.00

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. New!

150.00

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. New!

35.00

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: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. 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: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. New!

55.00

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: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. New!

55.00

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+. New!

165.00

BL:Imp:1390
BL:1390
14

ES14

4

SB

1849 2d Blue, a VFU+ single, with four LARGE even margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a VERY SCARCE LONDON INLAND '32' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'). NW corner frame-line extending N, lower E recut, and letters misplaced low. Cat.90+. New!

27.50

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+. New!

35.00

BL:P:752
BL:752
19/23

F1/F2

4

DL

1854/55 2d Blue, a VFU/VFU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the SG19 centred slightly low left, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Bristol '134' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, leaving greatly CLEAR PROFILE within, matched with an UNUSUALLY WELL-CENTRED single from the SCARCE PERF.14 SG23 issue, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a few fragments of an ?English Provincial numeral. SE recut and skewed inwards, and 'D' misplaced high right and tilted E. Cat.325+. 75.00
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:1398
BL:1398
19

F1

4

PA

1854 2d Deep Blue, a VFU single, VERY WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '23' numeral. Marked CORROSION BLURS, slight UB shift, lower E frame-line recut and extending S, and 'A' blind, misplaced low right and tilted W. Cat.100. New!

25.00

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+. New!

55.00

BL:P:1405
BL:1405
23

F2

4

BK

1855 2d Blue, a FU+ single from the SCARCE SG23 Perf.14 issue, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a WOLVERHAMPTON SPOON. Strong CORROSION BLURS, lower E recut, and letters misplaced low right and high right, with the 'D' tilted E. Cat.225. New!

60.00

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. Cat.350. New!

110.00

 

BL:P:1361
BL:1361
23a/34

F3e/F6e

5

PK

1855 2d Blue A GU+/FU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the SCARCE SG23a nicely centred, with FULL PERFS, but with small surface scuff at NE corner and slight wrinkles, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial numeral, the SG34 in an UNUSUALLY DEEP SHADE for this plate, off-centre high right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an ?IRISH numeral. DOUBLE LETTER 'P' (one of only TWO double letters on Plate 5), and blur lower W. Cat.465+. New!

55.00

 

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: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+. New!

135.00

 

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. New!

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+. New!

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+. New!

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: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: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: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+. New!

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

 

2d BLUE PERFORATED 'STARS' SPEC F7-F8 (PLATE 6, SG35,36a)
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: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. New!

85.00

 

BL:P:1309
BL:1309
35

F7

6

IF

1857 2d Deep Blue A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a ?Chester '180' numeral. Corrosion marks N and S, NW corner frame-line extending NW, and 'I' misplaced right. Cat.70. 16.50

 

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+. New!

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+. New!

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: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

 

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

G2

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. Cat.60. 15.00

 

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.60. 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.60. 15.00

 

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.40++. 10.00

 

BL:PN:1384
BL:1384
45

G2

9

KB

1861 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VERY FINE UNMOUNTED MINT single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS. WMK LARGE CROWN TYPE II. FULL ORIGINAL GUM. Corrosion blurs. Cat.380+. New!

95.00

 

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:1142
BL:1142
45

G2

12

BL

1868 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A FU single from this SCARCE plate, in a DEEP shade, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a ?London? duplex. Heavy blur W, over-inked impression. Cat.140. 25.00

 

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.27. 6.50

 

BL:PN:1239
BL:1239
46

G3,Z34

13

NH

1869 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, USED ABROAD, cancelled with a neat MALTA CDS. Cat.27+. 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.35+. 7.50

 

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.35. 8.50

 

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.35+. 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.35. 8.50

 

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