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1840-1869 2d Blues, all issues on Cover

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Item No. SG/Spec Plate/Letters Description Price Key
C:BL:1464
C:1464
14
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ES11f

3

BD

1841 2d Blue, a GU+ single, with three-and-a-half good-to-VERY LARGE margins, but just trimmed at SW corner, on empty London local envelope of 24 DECEMBER 1847, cancelled with a London District '61' numeral. VGL NE, and corners heavily recut. Cat.350. 45.00
C:BL:1525
C:1525
14
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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+. 75.00
C:BL:1478
C:1478
14
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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+. 225.00
C:BL:1605
C:1605
14
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ES11f,ub

3

QD

1841 2d Blue, a GU+ single, with three good-to-LARGE margins, but close across top, on slightly scruffy London local ENTIRE LETTER of 13 January 1842, cancelled with a BLACK MALTESE CROSS (SCARCE on cover). VGLs NE & SE, and slight basal shift. Cat.650+. New!

75.00

C:BL:1235
C:1235
15/54
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ES15,H1(1)

4

SE-SF

1849 2d Deep Full Blue, 1847 1s Pale Green Embossed, a VFU HORIZONTAL PAIR of 2d Blues, in the SCARCER DEEP FULL BLUE shade, and a 1s Pale Green Embossed, all with good-to-LARGE margins, except that the Embossed is cut-to-shape, and just touched at the base, on flimsy ENTIRE LETTER from London to PRUSSIA on 15 AUGUST 1853, cancelled with an indistinct London Inland numeral, and with related transit stamps. 'SE': NE corner frame-line extending E; 'SF': SE ext E. All letters misplaced and tilted. An ATTRACTIVE and SCARCE MIXED FRANKING... Cat.1700+. 385.00
C:BL:1225
C:1225
19
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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
C:BL:1654
C:1654
23a
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F3

5

KH-KI

1855 2d Blue, a FU VERY SCARCE partially separated HORIZONTAL PAIR from this SCARCE printing, off-centre right, but with FULL PERFS, on stained and damaged (at left) empty IRISH WRAPPER Derry to Letterkenny on 28 July 1855, cancelled with DERRY '172' numerals. Clear despatch and arrival datestamps on obverse. Blurs W, many corrosion blurs, and 'K' tilted W on 'KI'. A VERY SCARCE usage on cover... Cat.1050+. New!

225.00

C:BL:1663
C:1663
34
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F6

5

OI

1855 2d Deep Blue, a VFU single, centred a smidgeon left, with FULL PERFS, on clean IRISH ENTIRE LETTER Coleraine to Ballymoney on 28 May 1857, cancelled with a COLERAINE '149' numeral. Clear despatch and arrival datestamps on obverse. Blurs E, SE and SW, and 'I' misplaced left. SCARCE on cover... Cat.200+ New!

55.00

C:BL:1476
C:1476
34
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F6

5

RL

1855 2d Blue, a FU single, WELL-CENTRED for these, with one missing perf S, on empty WRAPPER Edinburgh to Perth on 6 AUGUST 1857, cancelled with an Edinburgh '131' duplex. Also MANUSCRIPT 4d POSTAGE DUE 'above 1oz 4'. SE corner frame-lines extending E and S (both slight), and 'R' misplaced right. Cat.200+. 35.00
C:BL:1535
C:1535
35
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F7

6

BE

1857 2d Deep Blue, a FU+ single, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, on tidy empty WRAPPER Edinburgh to Kilmarnock on 29 SEPTEMBER 1857, cancelled with an Edinburgh '131' duplex. Letters misplaced right, with a mark on the toe of the 'E'. Cat.200. 45.00
C:BL:1640
C:1640
35
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F7

6

KJ

1857 2d Deep Blue, a FU+ single, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, on small empty IRISH WRAPPER Dundalk to Drogheda on 20 NOVEMBER 1857, cancelled with a DUNDALK '187' numeral. Note: Dundalk CDS is obscured within refolded wrapper. Blurs W, SE and SW, and 'K' misplaced high left. Cat.200. New!

45.00

C:BL:1477
C:1477
45
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G2

7

KL-LL

1858 2d Blue 'Plate Numbers', a FU SCARCE VERTICAL PAIR, off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS, on clean ENTIRE LETTER Belfast to Ballymoney on 26 MARCH 1859, cancelled with Belfast '62' duplexes. CONSTANT VARIETIES: marks in lower white line. Corrosion blurs. Cat.120++ (as singles off cover). 45.00

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