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Item No. SG/Spec Plate/Letters Description Price Key
1840 2d Blue (SHADES) PLATE 1, IMPERFORATE
BL:Imp:1221
BL:1221
5

DS5

1

MF

1840 2d Blue, a SUPERB USED single in an UNUSUAL DEEPISH shade of blue, approaching the SCARCE STEEL BLUE, with four LARGE-to-HUGE margins, neatly cancelled low right with a black Maltese Cross, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. 'TWO' FLAWS, and top of NE, and W of NW weak. Cat.875+. New!

300.00

BL:Imp:1190
BL:1190
4

DS1e,f

1

RJ

1840 2d Deep Full Blue, a VFU+ single in a FINE DEEP FULL BLUE shade, with four LARGE-to-HUGE margins, neatly cancelled with a COMPLETE strike of the SCARCE LONDON II 'BROKEN POINTS' MALTESE CROSS in black (UNLISTED on the 1840 2d Blue). HGL NW AND IN 'POST' OF 'POSTAGE'. Cat.1100++. 350.00
1840 2d Blue (SHADES) PLATE 2, IMPERFORATE
BL:Imp:1136
BL:1136
4

DS7

2

BK

1840 2d Deep Blue, a VFU single from this SCARCER plate, in the SCARCER DEEP BLUE shade, with four LARGE even margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. NE and NW Ray Flaws, and W and W/NW recut. Cat.1300. 325.00
BL:Imp:1041
BL:1041
5

DS8

2

CC

1840 2d Blue, a VFU+ single from this SCARCER plate, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, neatly cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. NE/NW Ray Flaws, and W/NW recut. Cat.1000. 285.00
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: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
BL:Imp:1220
BL:1220
5

DS8f

2

TD

1840 2d Blue, a VFU+ single from this SCARCER plate, in a LOVELY BRIGHT shade approaching the BRIGHT BLUE shade of Plate 1, with four good-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with a RED MALTESE CROSS, RARE on Plate 2. BASAL SHIFT (only at Plate 2 at the bottom of the sheet), NE and NW Ray Flaws, W margin narrow, and 'T' misplaced low left. Cat.1750+. New!

450.00

1841 2d Blue (SHADES) PLATE 3, IMPERFORATE ONLY
C:BL:1148
C:1148
14
*

ES11

3

EJ

1841 2d Blue, a VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, on small ENTIRE LETTER London to GUERNSEY on 18 JANUARY 1850, cancelled with a London Inland '4' numeral, with dated despatch and arrival stamps on the back. NE break, SW corner frame-line extending S, and square-footed 'J'. Cat.350+.

65.00

BL:Imp:1215
BL:1215
15

ES12f,ub

3

HH

1841 2d Deep Full Blue, a SUPERB USED single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with the SCARCER black MALTESE CROSS. VGL NE, NW corner frame-line extending W, NE ext N, and E 'H' misplaced high right. Cat.275+. New!

95.00

C:BL:1325
C:1325
14
*

ES11f,g

3

JA

1841 2d Blue, a SUPERB USED single, with four HUGE margins, on small empty WRAPPER London to Kendal on 13 SEPTEMBER 1844, cancelled with a London Inland '13' numeral, with dated despatch and arrival stamps on the back. HORIZONTAL GUIDE-LINE VALUE and VGL NE. Also slight basal shift, and NE corner frame-line extending NE. Cat.350+. New!

120.00

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
C:BL:1261
C:1261
14
*

ES11g

3

KK

1841 2d Blue, a VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, on small part ENTIRE LETTER (bottom back flap missing) London to Barnet on 30 AUGUST 1844, cancelled with a London District '72' numeral, with dated despatch and arrival stamps on the back (nice 'BARNET' CDS). HGL VALUE & SW, and W 'K' misplaced low. Cat.350+. 85.00
BL:Imp:1227
BL:1227
14

ES11eb,f,g

3

LB-LF

1841 2d Blue, a VFU RARE STRIP OF FIVE, with good-to-LARGE even margins all round, lightly cancelled with Ramsbury (Wilts) '393' numerals, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE on three units. 'LE': EYEBROW FLAW IN STATE 3 (with TRL), also several horizontal and vertical guide-lines. Cat.935+. New!

275.00

C:BL:469
C:469
14
*

ES11f

3

NC

1841 2d Blue, a VFU single, with four LARGE margins, on SMALL CLEAN COVER London to Kendal 3 February 1847, lightly cancelled with London Inland numeral in diamond. Cat.350. 65.00
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+. New!

85.00

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+. New!

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+. New!

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:758
BL:758
14

ES11ub

3

TL

1841 2d Blue, a VFU single, with four LARGE even margins, but very faint (?ironed-out) vertical crease, lightly cancelled with the SCARCER black MALTESE CROSS. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR. GD below SE, letters misplaced high, and 'T' tilted E. Cat.275+. 50.00
1843-44 LONDON CHIEF OFFICE: NUMBERS IN MALTESE CROSS (PLATE 3 ONLY)
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: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: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:1160
BL:1160
14

ES14a

4

DF

1849 2d Blue, a FU+ single, with four close-but-clear(SE)-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with a Hereford '357' numeral. RARE WATERMARK INVERTED. Lower E recut, corrosion blurs SE, and letters variously misplaced. Cat.850. 185.00
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:1177
BL:1177
15

ES15

4

MD-ME

1849 2d Deep Full Blue, a VFU+ SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR in a RICH DEEP FULL BLUE shade, with HUGE margins all round, cancelled with IRISH CALEDON '92' numerals. Marginal blurs; also 'MD': 'D' misplaced high right; and 'ME': top NE recut and skewed upwards. Cat.280+. 85.00
BL:Imp:1088
BL:1088
15aa

ES17

4

NC-NE

1851 2d 'Violet'-Blue, a VFU RARE HORIZONTAL STRIP OF THREE in the SCARCE EARLY STAGE of this shade on faintly LAVENDER-TINTED PAPER of normal thickness, with the characteristic marked IVORY HEAD, with four good-to-mostly LARGE margins all round, cancelled with Glasgow '159' numerals. 'ND': NW corner frame-line extending N, and 'D' misplaced high right. Cat.1200+. 200.00
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
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: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:1191
BL:1191
19

F1

4

EK-FL

1854 2d Blue, A FU RARE BLOCK OF FOUR, off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS (slight separation at top), cancelled with SCARCE WELSH PEMBROKE '604' numerals (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'). 'EK': NW corner frame-line extending N. Numerous corrosion blurs throughout, and most letters variously misplaced. Cat.1800+. 300.00

 

C:BL:1189
C:1189
19
*

F1

4

HC

1854 2d Blue, a VFU single, centred somewhat high, with FULL PERFS, on neat SMALL empty ENVELOPE from London to Peterborough on 23 January 1855, cancelled with an indistinct London Inland numeral, and with related backstamps. Corrosion blurs. Cat.200. 45.00
C:BL:1188
C:1188
19
*

F1

4

OL

1854 2d Blue, a FU+ single, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, on neat SMALL empty WRAPPER from London to Stratford on Avon on 7 May 1855, cancelled with a London Inland '23' numeral, and with related backstamps. 'O' misplaced left. Cat.200. 40.00
C:BL:1211
C:1211
19
*

F1

4

SF

1854 2d Blue, a FU single, off-centre right, but with FULL PERFS, on ENTIRE from London to Leek (Staffs) on 20 April 1855, cancelled with a SCARCE LONDON INLAND '47' TWIN numeral, and with related backstamps. Heavy blur W. Cat.200+. 35.00
BL:P:1226
BL:1226
23

F2p

4

JF

1855 2d Blue, a VFU+ single from the SCARCE SG23 PERF.14 issue, EXCEPTIONALLY WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, cancelled an IRISH DROGHEDA '179' numeral, leaving greatly CLEAR PROFILE. CONSTANT VARIETY: blur NE to right of 'E' of 'POSTAGE'. 'J' tilted w. Cat.300. New!

85.00

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-CENTERED 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.10,000+. 1500.00
2d BLUE PERFORATED 'STARS' SPEC F3-F6 (PLATE 5, SG23a,20a,27,34)
BL:P:1187
BL:1187
23a

F3

5

AL

1855 2d Blue A VFU+ single from the VERY SCARCE Small Crown, Perf.14 issue, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and VERY SHORT stamp (two perf rows), showing blurs W, and 'A' blind and misplaced right. Cat.350+. 100.00

 

BL:P:1192
BL:1192
23a/34

F3/F6

5

DE

1855 2d Blue, a VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, consisting of the VERY SCARCE Small Crown, Perf.14 (SG23a), and the Large Crown Perf.14 (SG34) issues, both reasonably WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with Scots and IRISH numerals. Heavy marginal blur lower W, and numerous fainter corrosion blurs. Cat.420+. 110.00
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 F5 the SCARCEST of the 2d Stars, the Large Crown, Perf.16 issue, the 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. New!

110.00

 

BL:P:1197
BL:1197
27

F5

5

RG

1855 2d Blue A FU+ single from the SCARCEST of the 2d Stars, the Large Crown, Perf.16 issue on Plate 5, off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland numeral. NE corner frame-line extending E, and blur E. Cat.450. 100.00

 

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:1058
BL:1058
34

F6

5

FD-FE

1855 2d Blue A VFU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with London Inland '43' numerals. Blurs lower W on both, 'F' misplaced high right on 'FD', and tilted W on 'FE'. Cat.140+. 35.00

 

BL:P:1202
BL:1202
34

F6(2)

5

HJ

1855 2d Greenish-Blue A FU+ single in the SCARCER GREENISH-BLUE shade, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an Ipswich '405' numeral. Blurs W, NE corner frame-line extending E, and 'J' misplaced left. (NOTE: this is a much UNDERRATED SHADE, being very much scarcer than the relative catalogue value would suggest.) Cat.120+. New!

25.00

 

BL:P:1203
BL:1203
34

F6

5

NB-NC

1855 2d Blue A VFU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with Stockton '736' numerals. Numerous blurs, 'N's misplaced left, and 'B' misplaced right. Cat.140+. New!

35.00

 

BL:P:1199
BL:1199
34

F6e

5

PK

1855 2d Blue A FU+ single 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.90+. 20.00

 

BL:P:1200
BL:1200
34

F6

5

RB

1855 2d Blue A SUPERB USED single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a few small fragments of an ?English? numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. Blurs W, and letters misplaced to centre. Cat.70. New!

22.50

 

2d BLUE PERFORATED 'STARS' SPEC F7-F8 (PLATE 6, SG35,36a)
BL:P:971
BL:971
35

F7

6

BB

1855 2d Deep Blue A VFU+ single, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a ?Scots Roller?, and a small fragment of a RED CONTINENTAL TRANSIT stamp. Scratches in value. 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:1124
BL:1124
36a

F8

6

EF

1858 2d Deep Blue A VFU single from the VERY SCARCE Perf.16 issue, centred somewhat low right, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. MOST UNUSUAL HGL NE, noted by Osborne - probably a horizontal scratch, as guide-lines were no longer in use at this time. Cat.375. 75.00

 

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

 

BL:P:1198
BL:1198
36a

F8

6

NF

1858 2d Deep Blue A VFU single from the VERY SCARCE Perf.16 issue, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Numerous corrosion blurs, and 'N' misplaced left. Cat.375. 85.00

 

2d BLUE 'PLATE NUMBERS' G2-G3, PLATES 7-15, SG45-47
BL:PN:1162
BL:1162
45

G2,Z34

7

AL

1858 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, USED ABROAD, cancelled with a neat dated MALTA 'A25' duplex of 19 FEBRUARY 1859. Heavy blur W. Cat.60++. 20.00

 

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. New!

15.00

 

BL:PN:1233
BL:1233
45

G2

7

CG

1858 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an Edinburgh '131' duplex. SE 'G' DOUBLED; also extensive corrosion blurs. Cat.60+. New!

20.00

 

BL:PN:1234
BL:1234
45

G2

7

HJ

1858 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Extensive corrosion blurs. Cat.60. New!

15.00

 

BL:PN:1231
BL:1231
45

G2

7

LE

1858 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London District '81' duplex. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark NE. Cat.60+. New!

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.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:865
BL:865
45

G2

7

ML

1858 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU+ single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with two London District numerals. 'E' FLAW, and numerous corrosion blurs. Cat.60+. 17.50

 

BL:PN:1235
BL:1235
45

G2

7

PK

1858 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: roller flaw over first 'E' of 'PENCE'. Cat.60+. New!

16.50

 

BL:PN:1230
BL:1230
45

G2,Z34

8

HA-HC

1859 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A good used STRIP OF THREE from this SCARCER plate, off-centre left, and with perf faults at inside top corners, on small DATED PIECE of 31 DECEMBER 1859 (New Year's Eve), USED ABROAD, cancelled with neat MALTA 'A25' duplexes. SCARCE and ATTRACTIVE in spite of perf faults. Cat.120++. New!

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:1167
BL:1167
45

G2

9

AE

1861 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat IRISH LIMERICK '303' numeral. Watermark LARGE CROWN TYPE II, and a SHORT STAMP from the 'A' Row. Cat.25+. 6.50

 

BL:PN:1222
BL:1222
45

G2

9

BJ

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. Cat.25. New!

6.50

 

BL:PN:1240
BL:1240
45

G2i

9

IK

1861 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A FU single, off-centre right, and with a couple of short perfs, neatly cancelled with a Leeds '447' duplex. In STATE II of the 1866 repair. Cat.75. New!

15.00

 

BL:PN:1164
BL:1164
45

G2,Z34

9

MG

1861 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A FU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but faint horizontal crease, USED ABROAD, cancelled with a neat MALTA CDS. Watermark LARGE CROWN TYPE II. 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:1241
BL:1241
45

G2i

9

NJ

1861 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A FU single, off-centre right, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with an English Provincial duplex (believed to be Ashton-under-Lyne '32'). In STATE II of the 1866 repair. Cat.75. New!

15.00

 

BL:PN:651
BL:651
45

G2f

12

AB

1868 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an ?English Provincial duplex. MAJOR RE-ENTRY. Cat.140++ (**NOTE: varieties on this scarce plate are not separately listed/priced by SG.**). 60.00

 

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:836
BL:836
45

G2

12

IE

1868 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a ?Scots duplex, leaving greatly CLEAR PROFILE within. Heavy blur W. Cat.140. 30.00

 

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:1236
BL:1236
46

G3

13

KH-KI

1869 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU HORIZONTAL PAIR, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with Scots Peterhead '281' duplexes. Narrow margin between. Cat.54+. New!

13.50

 

BL:PN:1238
BL:1238
46

G3

13

LG-LH

1869 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU HORIZONTAL PAIR, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with Scots Peterhead '281' duplexes. Narrow margin between. Cat.54+. New!

13.50

 

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+. New!

9.50

 

BL:PN:1237
BL:1237
46

G3

13

TJ-TK

1869 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU HORIZONTAL PAIR, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with ABERDEEN CDSs dated 21 AUGUST 1872. 'TK': Heavy blur NW, and 'K' DOUBLED (slight). Cat.54+. New!

15.00

 

BL:PN:889
BL:889
46

G3

14

BH

1871 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU+ single, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London Inland duplex. Blur W, and SE 'H' misplaced high left. Cat.35. 8.50

 

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:913
BL:913
46

G3

14

PA

1871 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London duplex with CDS of 6 JANUARY 1874. On BLUED PAPER. Cat.35+. 8.50

 

BL:PN:1229
BL:1229
46

G3(1),Z34

14

RL

1871 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, USED ABROAD, cancelled with a neat MALTA 'A25' duplex. NE 'R' misplaced left. Cat.35++. New!

10.00

 

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.35+. 9.50

 

BL:PN:918
BL:918
46

G3

15

NG

1875 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Manchester duplex with neat CDS of 22 JANUARY 1878. Cat.35+. 7.50

 

BL:PN:892
BL:892
46

G3

15

RH

1875 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers' A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a ?London duplex. Cat.35. 7.50

 

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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