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Item No. SG/Spec Plate/Letters Description Price Key
QUEEN VICTORIA
B:744
B:744
3

AS3

1a

KG-KH

1840 1d Grey-Black: A F-VFU RARE HORIZONTAL PAIR in the GREY-BLACK shade (VERY WORN), with four close(perhaps just touching SW?)-to-mostly LARGE margins all round, lightly cancelled with two neat orange-red Maltese Crosses. 'KG': CONSTANT VARIETY: dot below SE. Also NW 5 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, and SE corner frame-line extending E on 'KH'. 585.00

 

C:B:1437
C:1437

MIKE JACKSON CERT
2
*

AS23ve

4

QI

1840 1d Black: A VFU+ single, with four LARGE even margins, on ENTIRE LETTER Aberdeen to Muir of Rhynie on 13 NOVEMBER 1840, lightly cancelled with a RARE RUBY MALTESE CROSS. MIKE JACKSON CERTIFICATE states 'although not tied, there is no indication that the stamp does not belong to the cover'. This cover is also listed as an Aberdeen Ruby Maltese Cross in Rockoff & Jackson, 'The Encyclopaedia of the Maltese Cross' Volume 3, p.407. BASAL SHIFT. New!

1750.00

 

B:993
B:993
1

AS22

4

SI

1840 1d Intense Black: A SUPERB USED single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four LARGE-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled low right with a faint red Maltese Cross, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. E/NE weak, and letters misplaced high left and left respectively, with both tilted W. EXCEPTIONAL EXHIBITION QUALITY... New!

255.00

 

B:783
B:783

PTS CERT
2

AS41

6

EG

1840 1d Black: A FINE RARE LIGHTLY MOUNTED UNUSED single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, and FULL 'CRACKLED' AND TONED GUM (though PTS CERTIFICATE, rather harshly in my view, states 'regummed, toned and soiled'). HORIZONTAL GUIDE-LINES (x2) NE, also VGL NE, letters misplaced high left, and the 'E' tilted W. 2,500.00

 

B:997
B:997
1

AS48

8

DC

1840 1d Intense Black: A SUPERB USED single in the INTENSE BLACK shade (now listed SG on this plate!), with four VERY LARGE-to-HUGE even margins, lightly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, VGL NE, NE corner frame-line extending N, SW ext W, and letters misplaced to centre. New!

285.00

 

B:769
B:769
2

AS46,A1ub

8

SF

1840 1d Black: A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, with four good-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with a FINE SCARCE black MANCHESTER 'FISHTAIL' MALTESE CROSS. In STATE 1 before repair, showing CONSTANT VARIETY: mark below 'N' of 'ONE', and also 'O' Flaw (Stage 1), die dot, and letters misplaced low. 395.00

 

C:B:1435
C:1435
2
*

AS66

10

EB

1840 1d Black: A VFU single from this VERY SCARCE PLATE (RARE on cover), with four good-to-mostly LARGE margins, on EMPTY WRAPPER of 1 APRIL 1841, from Huddersfield to London, lightly cancelled and tied with an indistinct black Maltese Cross. Dated despatch stamp and arrival stamps on obverse. 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), NE Ray Flaw, Vertical Guide-line NE, and E of NE weak. 1250.00

 

C:B:1532
C:1532

ALCOCK NOTE
3/7
*

AS72b/AS74b

11

BL

1840 1d Greyish-black/1841 1d Red-brown: A FU single from this RAREST OF THE PENNY BLACK PLATES, in a typical GREYISH-BLACK shade, with four close-to-LARGE margins, on ENTIRE LETTER of 17 FEBRUARY 1841, from London to Northfleet, Kent, cancelled and tied with a black Maltese Cross. Dated despatch stamp on obverse. Matched with a similar 1841 1d Red-brown. A newly identified DOUBLE LETTER 'L' present on both these examples (and clearly visible on Charles Nissen's original black). Faint VGL NE, NE break and 7 o'clock Ray Flaw, and burr-rub W. (PROVENANCE NOTE: accompanied by the original typed note in red from Alcock's sale of this cover.) New!

3750.00

 

B:998
B:998
2

AS73

11

FK

1840 1d Black: A VFU+ single from this RAREST of the black plates, in the SCARCER BLACK shade, with four good-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. NE break and 7 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'K' misplaced high. New!

1950.00

 

BL:Imp:1731
BL:1731
5

DS5ua

1

FJ-FK

1840 2d Blue, a VFU+ SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR, with four good-to-mostly LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with SCARCER RED MALTESE CROSSES. VGL NE and NE weak on both, and both 'Fs' with extended bottom serifs. New!

585.00

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'. 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. New!

475.00

BL:Imp:1744
BL:1774
4

DS4k

1

LI

1840 2d Steel Blue, a VFU+ single in a FINE SCARCE EXCEPTIONALLY DEEP STEEL BLUE shade, with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE even margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: diagonal scratch from 'H' of 'LH' extending into 'L' square; also 'L' misplaced low left.. New!

500.00

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. 585.00
BL:Imp:1728
BL:1728
5

DS8xb

2

MJ

1840 2d Blue, a VFU+ single from this SCARCER plate, with four LARGE even margins, cancelled with a VERY RARE 1842 DATED DORCHESTER TOWN CANCEL. NE Ray Flaws, N of NW weak, and 'J' misplaced high left. New!

2950.00

RM:3938
RM:3938
7

AS57c,A2uc

9

JL

1841 1d Red-brown A FU+ single, with four good-to-LARGE margins, but corner crease SE, cancelled with a SCARCE PLYMOUTH MALTESE CROSS (NOTE: similar to, but larger than the Norwich MX - see 'Encyclopaedia of the Maltese Cross' Volume 2, by Rockoff & Jackson). DOUBLE LETTER 'L', 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, and GD SE(f). New!

225.00

RM:3889
RM:3889
8

BS7b,d & B1tw

18

MJ

1841 1d Red-brown A FU single from this SCARCE plate, with four good even margins, but ink stain on back just showing through on front inside SE corner, and tiny marginal thin above SW corner, cancelled with a FINE clear three-quarter strike of the VERY RARE WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE MALTESE CROSS. Slight basal shift, HGL SW, and 'J' FLAW. New!

1,250.00

RM:3958
RM:3958
8

BS9,B1tl

20

CF

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU single, with four mostly LARGE-to-HUGE margins, cancelled with a SCARCE LEEDS 'SPECIAL' MALTESE CROSS. CONSTANT VARIETIES: vertical scratch SE, and E/SE recut; also letters misplaced left and high respectively. New!

125.00

RM:4074
RM:4074
8

BS11te

22

OE

1841 1d Red-brown A FU+ single, with four good-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, but just touched at SE corner, and with marginal cut at SW corner clear of design, lightly cancelled with a FINE COMPLETE STRIKE of the RARE COVENTRY MALTESE CROSS. NE break. New!

225.00

RM:3916
RM:3916
8

BS12,B1sc

23

LA

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU MARGINAL single, with four well-clear(N)-to-HUGE margins, but tiny faint corner bend SE, neatly cancelled with a SUPERB COMPLETE strike of a SCARCE BLUE MALTESE CROSS. NE breaks, and letters misplaced low and high right. New!

175.00

RM:4067
RM:4067
12

BS15sc

26

IK

1841 1d Orange-brown A VFU single in the SCARCE ORANGE-BROWN shade (UNUSUAL on the earlier plates), with four good-to-mostly LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with a neat SCARCE BLUE MALTESE CROSS. Void NE, 1842-43 Ray Flaws, and 'K' tilted E. New!

195.00

C:RM:1606
C:1606
8
*

BS23c,uj

34

PJ-PK

1841 1d Red-brown, a FU+ VERY SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR, with four close(just clear)S-to-VERY LARGE margins, on London local EMPTY WRAPPER, dated 1 February 1844, cancelled with two strikes of the VERY SCARCE NO.10 IN MALTESE CROSS. 'P' RECUT 'PJ' (larger loop), HGLs SE & SW (both), HGL VALUE & VGL SE 'PK', and 1842-43 Ray Flaws. 295.00

 

RM:2959
RM:2959
8m

BS24,B1ul

35

BB-BC

1841 1d Red A F-VFU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR, with margins all round, close-but-clear S of 'BC', otherwise LARGE-to-VERY LARGE, neatly cancelled with TWO FINE strikes of the VERY SCARCE NUMBER '12' IN MALTESE CROSS. 1842-43 Ray Flaws on both, and VGL NE, and letters misplaced right and high respectively on 'BB'. 195.00
RM:3912
RM:3912
8

BS26Ce,B1ts

40

BA

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU single from this SCARCE TRANSITIONAL plate, with four well-clear(NW)-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a FINE almost COMPLETE strike of the SCARCE NORWICH MALTESE CROSS. BASAL SHIFT, tops of NE and NW weak, and letters misplaced low right and low. New!

150.00

C:RM:1651
C:1651
8
*

BS26Etm

42

IA-JA

1841 1d Red-brown, a G-VFU SCARCE VERTICAL PAIR from this SCARCE TRANSITIONAL PLATE, 'IA' with good-to-VERY LARGE margins, 'JA' cut into at left and bottom, on flimsy ENTIRE LETTER Limerick to London on 15-16 MAY 1844 (a LATE use of the Maltese Cross even in Ireland), cancelled with two indistinct strikes of the RARE LIMERICK MALTESE CROSS. Receipted at Limerick Post Office on 14 May, but marked with boxed 'TOO LATE'. 'IA': blur SE, and letters misplaced high right and low, with the 'A' blind; 'JA': HGL VALUE, and 'A' misplaced high. New!

385.00

 

C:RM:1604
C:1604
8
*

BS26Guj

44

LD

1841 1d Red-brown, a FU single from this VERY SCARCE TRANSITIONAL PLATE, with good-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, but just touched at NW corner, on London local ENTIRE LETTER, dated 15 APRIL 1844 (a LATE use of the Maltese Cross during its final month of use), cancelled with a FINE large part strike of the VERY SCARCE NO.10 IN MALTESE CROSS. CONSTANT VARIETY: blur on top of 'L' (not mentioned Statham but clearly visible on the Imprimatur), and letters misplaced left and high left. New!

225.00

 

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'. 750.00
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. 185.00
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. 650.00
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. 285.00
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. 150.00
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. 350.00
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. 200.00
Ri:B1:6209
Ri:6209
8

BS29h,vb

78

SI

A GU+ single, touched NE, and close-to-touched S, but otherwise with LARGE-to-VERY LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with a SCARCE IRISH KILMACTHOMAS '287' numeral, and a large part VERY RARE WATERFORD CDS in BLUE. (NOTE: Kilmacthomas is a small vilaage in the far south of Ireland, in Co. Waterford, about 40 miles from the county town of Waterford itself.) INVERTED 'S' misplaced very high right, and 'I' low.. New!

250.00

Ri:B1:5736
Ri:5736
8

BS31,B1xb

95

OC

1851 1d Red: A SUPERB USED single from this slightly SCARCER 'ARCHER' plate, with four LARGE-to-HUGE margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a VERY SCARCE LONDON DISTRICT '41' numeral in BLUE (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'). SW corner frame-line extending S, and letters misplaced low. EXCEPTIONAL EXHIBITION QUALITY... New!

100.00

Ri:B2:3336
Ri:3336
8

B2k

136

EI

1852 1d Red: A good UNUSED single from this SCARCER plate, with four good-to-LARGE margins, but a couple of small nicks/scuffs, and with no gum. Printed on THICKER, LAVENDER-TINTED PAPER. VERY RARE UNUSED... NW corner frame-line extending W, 'E' misplaced low left, and 'I' tilted E. 125.00
RP:B1:CE2:13468
RP:13468
8/16b

BS81c/CE2

93

CF

A FU RARE ARCHER PERF, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS (some perf-tips trimmed), neatly cancelled with a London District '73' duplex. MATCHED with a GU+ imperf single, with four good-to-LARGE margins, but small surface scuff lower W, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Hereford '357' numeral. Blur NE, NE and SE corner frame-lines extending E, and letters misplaced low and low right. New!

165.00

 

RP:B1:CE2:13469
RP:13469
8/16b

BS81c/CE2

96

CI

A FU RARE ARCHER PERF, UNUSUALLY WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS (some perf-tips trimmed centre E), cancelled with a BIDEFORD '70' numeral - one of the SCARCER outside London, West Country usages. MATCHED with a GU imperf single, with four good-to-LARGE margins, but cut NE, cancelled with a Newbury '544' numeral. Lower W recut, SW corner frame-line extending W, SE ext S, and letters misplaced low right and left respectively, with the 'I' tilted W. New!

150.00

 

RP:B1:CE2:13470
RP:13470
8/16b

BS81/CE2

97

RK

A GU RARE ARCHER PERF, off-centre low right, and with a thin and perf fault SE, but otherwise with FULL PERFS, cancelled low with a London Inland '43' numeral, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. MATCHED with a VFU imperf single, with four LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. NE corner frame-line extending N, SE ext E, and letters misplaced low and left respectively. New!

150.00

 

C:CE2:1388
C:1388
16b
*

CE2

98

LC

1851 1d Red-brown A FU RARE 'ARCHER' PERF, off-centre left, but with FULL PERFS, on Sheffield local mourning envelope of 11 May 1854, lightly cancelled with a Sheffield '700' numeral. Letters misplaced low and low right, with the 'L' tilted W. New!

475.00

C:CE2:1526
C:1526
16b
*

CE2

99

TG

A VFU RARE 'ARCHER' PERF, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but faint corner crease SE, on London local entire of 23 February 1854, cancelled with a London Inland '8' numeral. Letters misplaced high left and low right. New!

525.00

RP:CE2:13472
RP:13472
16b

CE2

100

GB

A FU+ RARE ARCHER PERF, VERY WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, but heavily cancelled with a London Inland numeral. NE corner frame-lines extending N and E, SE ext S, and letters misplaced low left and low right. New!

200.00

 

RP:CE2:13473
RP:13473
16b

CE2

100

QK

A VFU RARE ARCHER PERF, WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London District '79' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'D' - 'DIFFICULT'). Lower W recut, and letters misplaced high left and low left. New!

225.00

 

RP:B1:CE2:13474
RP:13474
8/16b

BS81/CE2

100

RK

A GU+ RARE ARCHER PERF, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, but heavy vertical wrinkle, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral - one of the SCARCER usages outside London. MATCHED with a VFU imperf single, with four good-to-LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with a Macclesfield '491' numeral. Letters misplaced low left and low right, the 'R' with extended serifs. New!

175.00

 

SG17-18, SPEC.C1 (Die I Alph II, Small Crown, Perf.16)
RP:C1:11790
RP:11790
17

C1

165

BE

A VFU+ single from this RARE PLATE, centred a little low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled low right with a London Inland numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Base of 'B' weak, and 'E' misplaced right. 225.00  

C:C1:1335
C:1335
17
*

C1

165

TI

1854 1d Red-brown, a FU single from this VERY RARE C1 PLATE, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, on empty wrapper London to Hull on 1 April 1854 (an EARLY USE), cancelled (and just tied at left) with a London Inland '17' numeral. NW corner frame-line extending W, and 'T' misplaced far to the left. 250.00
RP:B2:C1:12562
RP:12562
17

B2/C1(4)

173

CL

A F-VFU VERY SCARCE MATCHED PAIR in STATES 1 & 2, the B2 (SCARCER plate) just clipped SE, otherwise with LARGE margins, and the C1 in a soft example of the RARE PLUM shade, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, both lightly cancelled with English Provincial numerals. The C1 in STATE 2 shows head and background stronger. NE corner frame-line extending N, and letters misplaced low left and low right. 250.00
C:C1:1679
C:1679
17(var)
*

C1(4)

178

RJ

1854 1d Plum, a FU single in the RARE PLUM shade, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, the first of THREE COVERS from the same correspondence (same shade, plate, consecutive letterings, similar centering, and undoubtedly the same sheet), on a clean empty envelope Bracknell to Weymouth on 12 October 1854, cancelled with a Bracknell '105' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'D' - 'Not common'). This 'Captain Browne' correspondence apparently started its journey in Winkfield, Berkshire (SCARCE 'WINFIELD' UDC on obverse of all three), and travelled via Bracknell, Farnborough Station, and Dorchester, to its destination in Weymouth. Letters misplaced low to centre. New!

350.00

C:C1:1680
C:1680
17(var)
*

C1(4)

178

RK

1854 1d Plum, a FU single in the RARE PLUM shade, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, the second of THREE COVERS from the same correspondence (same shade, plate, consecutive letterings, similar centering, and undoubtedly the same sheet), on a clean empty envelope Bracknell to Weymouth on 7 October 1854, rather heavily cancelled with a Bracknell '105' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'D' - 'Not common'). This 'Captain Browne' correspondence apparently started its journey in Winkfield, Berkshire (SCARCE 'WINFIELD' UDC on obverse of all three), and travelled via Bracknell, Farnborough Station, and Dorchester, to its destination in Weymouth. Letters misplaced low, the 'K' with top serifs meeting. New!

325.00

C:C1:1681
C:1681
17(var)
*

C1(4)

178

RL

1854 1d Plum, a FU+ single in the RARE PLUM shade, centred somewhat low left, but with FULL PERFS, the third of THREE COVERS from the same correspondence (same shade, plate, consecutive letterings, similar centering, and undoubtedly the same sheet), on a clean empty envelope Bracknell to Weymouth on 5 October 1854, lightly cancelled with a Bracknell '105' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'D' - 'Not common'). This 'Captain Browne' correspondence apparently started its journey in Winkfield, Berkshire (SCARCE 'WINFIELD' UDC on obverse of all three), and travelled via Bracknell, Farnborough Station, and Dorchester, to its destination in Weymouth. NE corner frame-line extending slightly NE, and letters misplaced low left and low right. New!

385.00

RP:C1:13353
RP:13353
17

C1(4)

179

DB

A FU single in the RARE PLUM shade, off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS, heavily cancelled with a Scots Inverness '183' numeral. A WORN plate, with SE corner frame-line extending slightly E, and letters misplaced right and low respectively. New!

195.00

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... 250.00
C:C2:1360
C:1360
22
*

C2

196

SA

A FU single from this RARE C2 plate, off-centre left, but with FULL PERFS, on a small empty envelope Westgate (Lincs) to Bradford (Yorks) on 7 March 1855, an EARLY USE, with a WESTGATE UDC on the obverse, then VERY LIGHTLY cancelled on arrival in Bradford with a Bradford '107' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. UNUSUAL! Showing MISSING PERF PINS variety A13,14, Type 9 State 2. 'A' blind, and letters misplaced low left and low. 150.00
RP:C2:12212
RP:12212
22

C2(5)

203

LB

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in the VERY SCARCE ORANGE-BROWN shade, centred slightly high left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled high left with an IRISH numeral. SE corner frame-lines recut and skewed outwards, with a break at the corner, and letters misplaced low to centre. NOTE: the apparent perf fault at the NW corner is in fact a folded-over long perf. New!

125.00

 

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. 1500.00
RP:C3:11285
RP:11285
24

C3

6

SA-TB

A FU RARE BLOCK OF FOUR, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but somewhat enthusiastically cancelled with SCARCE LONDON INLAND '47' TWIN numerals. DIFFERENT LETTER PUNCHES USED (large 'B' and tall 'T'). 125.00
RP:C3:11827
RP:11827
24

C3

13

NE-NF

A VFU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this SCARCE plate, in a rich Red-brown shade approaching an UNLISTED BRICK-RED, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with LIVERPOOL SPOONS dated 29 JUNE 1855. 'NE': letters blurred and tilted W; 'NF': blur NE, and letters misplaced left. 165.00
RP:C3.C6:9773
RP:9773
24/-

C3/C6

14

EK

A VF RARE MINT single from this SCARCER C3 plate, WELL-CENTRED and lightly mounted with some ORIGINAL GUM, but with some perf tips slightly trimmed, in a MATCHED PAIR with a C6 ex WIGGINS (the ACTUAL STAMP used to illustrate 'The Plating of Alphabet II'), WELL-CENTRED, but with a missing corner perf SW, cancelled with some indeterminate smudges. Letters misplaced low and right respectively. 165.00
RP:C3:13585
RP:13585

MW CERT
24

C3

16

AG

A VFU+ single from this VERY RARE plate, in a deepish Red-brown shade with a distinct BROWN-ROSE tint, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (three slightly 'nibbled'), lightly cancelled with a London Inland '12' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and SHORT STAMP, showing upper E blurred. Mike Williams certificate. New!

325.00

RP:C4:11702
RP:11702
21

C4vc

3

OI

A FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but slight surface scuff at NE corner, on neat DATED PIECE of 19 JUNE 1855, lightly cancelled with a COMPLETE RARE BELFAST SPOON in GREEN. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark in 'S' of 'POSTAGE; also blur SW, and letters misplaced low left and low right. 125.00
RP:C4:13570
RP:13570

MW CERT
21

C4

15

RE

A FU single from this RAREST of the C4 plates, centred rather low, but with FULL PERFS (a couple short lower E and a rub in 'E' of 'PENNY'), lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Blur SW. MIKE WILLIAMS CERTIFICATE. New!

195.00

RP:C5:13475
RP:13475

MW CERT
26

C5

13

EF

Ex WIGGINS, a FU+ single from this RARE plate, WELL-CENTRED for this plate (slightly low), with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland numeral. Rough perfs caused by blunt pins. Heavy blur upper E, and 'E' misplaced low. Mike Williams certificate. Cat.1000. New!

225.00

RP:C5:11804
RP:11804
26

C5

13

ME

Ex WIGGINS, a FU+ single from this RARE plate, WELL-CENTRED for this plate, with FULL PERFS, but heavily cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Blurs E, S and SW, and letters misplaced to centre. Cat.1000. 225.00
RP:C6:13485
RP:13485
-

C6(3)

20

BD

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, in a LOVELY example of the RARE PLUM shade, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an IRISH RATHDRUM '388' numeral. E margin narrow, and 'B' misplaced slightly low. New!

265.00

RP:C7:13607
RP:13607

MW CERT
-

C7(1)

22

MJ

A GU+ single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN issue, from one of the RAREST PLATES, off-centre low, with FULL PERFS, but weak corner perf and some tips slightly trimmed NE, lightly cancelled with a VERY SCARCE WELSH DEVIL'S BRIDGE '640' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'H' - 'VERY FEW EXIST' or recorded on stamp only). Blur upper E, and letters misplaced left and low respectively. MIKE WILLIAMS CERTIFICATE. New!

425.00

 

RP:C7:12713
RP:12713
-

C7

22

PL

A FU single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN issue, from one of the RAREST PLATES, reasonably WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, but rather heavily cancelled with a Scots numeral. Distinctive TALL 'L' (misplaced left); also blur SW. 650.00

 

RP:C7:9807
RP:9807
-

C7

23

RI

A FU single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN issue, centred low, with FULL PERFS apart from one missing centre N, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled centre right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Lower W and upper E blurred, 'R' misplaced well to the left, and the 'I' tilted W. 225.00

 

RP:C7:9809
RP:9809
-

C7

24

BH

A FU single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN issue, reasonably WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS apart a from couple 'nibbled' below SW, cancelled with a Dudley '263' numeral. Blurs W and SW, and 'B' misplaced right. 225.00

 

RP:C7:9891
RP:9891
-

C7

24

DF

A FU single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN issue, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS (blunt perf pins causing rough or 'fluffy' perfs particularly at base), lightly cancelled with a Sunderland '761' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Letters misplaced right, with the 'F' tilted E. 275.00

 

C:C7:1336
C:C7:1336

RPS CERT
-
*

C7wc

24

GI

A VFU single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN, PERF.14, DIE II, ALPH.III issue, UNUSUALLY WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope Brighton to Hertford 2 April 1856, cancelled and tied with a Brighton '132' numeral, and also cancelled and tied with a HERTFORD RECEIVING STAMP in GREEN. W weak and blurred, and 'I' misplaced low right. RPS CERTIFICATE. An extraordinarily RARE COMBINATION... 1250.00

 

RP:C7:9358
RP:9358
-

C7

24

TB

A FU single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN issue, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a part ?London Inland numeral. Blurs lower W and SE, and lower left serif of 'T' short. 295.00

 

RP:C7:9737
RP:9737
-

C7

25

IH

A FU single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN issue, from a SCARCER plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, with tiny thin at top, lightly cancelled with an indistinct ?Scots? numeral. Blurs E, W weak, and letters misplaced high. 300.00

 

RP:C7:12673
RP:12673
-

C7

26

DB

A GU+ single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN issue, from one of the SCARCER plates, off-centre left, with FULL PERFS, but corner creases NE, cancelled with a Scots numeral. Blurs upper E, and letters misplaced right. 195.00

 

RP:C7:12714
RP:12714
-

C7

26

PF

A FU single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN issue, from one of the SCARCER plates, off-centre high right, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat London Inland '39' numeral. 'P' misplaced low right, with extended lower serif. 325.00

 

RP:C7:13608
RP:13608

MW CERT
-

C7(1)

27

DI

A FU+ single from the RARE ABNORMAL SMALL CROWN issue, from the RAREST PLATE of this group, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Clearly showing the dramatic CONSTANT VARIETY: diagonal blur from top margin into 'PO' of 'POSTAGE'; also blur E margin, and 'I' misplaced right. MIKE WILLIAMS CERTIFICATE. New!

1500.00

 

C:BL:1654
C:1654
23a
*

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... New!

225.00

RP:C9:9754
RP:9754
-

C9(2)

37

QH-RI

1857 1d Transitional Red-Orange on Unblued Paper, a VFU RARE BLOCK OF FOUR in the SCARCE PRE-FIRE RED-ORANGE shade, centred slightly right, with FULL PERFS, on a small DATED PIECE of 21 AUGUST 1857 (a LATEISH USE for this shade), cancelled with Bath '53' SIDEWAYS DUPLEXES. Blurs NW, margin between narrow, and 'R's misplaced low. 325.00

 

C:C9A:1726
C:1726

MW CERT
-
*

C9A(1)

40

DJ-GJ

1857 1d Transitional Pale Rose on Unblued paper, a G-VFU VERY RARE VERTICAL STRIP OF FOUR, in a Savoy Street PALE ROSE shade, centred slightly high, but with FULL PERFS (a couple of minor 'scuff' faults), on long scruffy empty envelope Birmingham to Coventry on 9 October 1857 (a LATE USE for Transitional issues), cancelled with Birmingham '75' duplexes. 'FJ' CONSTANT VARIETY: mark on toe of 'J'; also lower E frame-break, and NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaws. Mike Williams Certificate.. New!

750.00

RP:C9:11808
RP:11808
-

C9(4)

40

HK

A SUPERB USED single from this RARE plate, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD within. 'K' tilted W. 165.00
RP:C9:10878
RP:10878
-

C9(3)ya

45

BL

A VFU single from this RARE plate, in a PRE-FIRE PALE RED shade (plate not at press at Savoy Street), centred a whisker high, with one perf-tip trimmed at SW corner, neatly cancelled with an 'INDIA STREET' SCOTS LOCAL. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced right and high left. 95.00
RP:C9:13326
RP:13326
-/36

C9(3)/C11

45

FG

A G-VFU+ VERY RARE MATCHED PAIR from this RARE C9 and VERY RARE C11 plate, in PRE-FIRE PALE RED and Rose-red shades, both WELL-CENTRED, and with FULL PERFS (one or two very minor faults), but the C9 with a small closed vertical tear through 'P' of 'POSTAGE', cancelled with English and London numerals, showing COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD on the C11. NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'G' misplaced right, with both letters tilted E. New!

285.00

RP:C9:11809
RP:11809
-

C9(3)

45

KF

A FU+ single from this RARE plate, in a PRE-FIRE PALE RED shade (this plate not at press at Savoy Street), centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, on small irregular piece, cancelled with a large part 'QUEEN STREET' (Edinburgh) SCOTS LOCAL. 'K' misplaced slightly right, with top serifs meeting. 95.00
C:C9:1302
C:1302
-
*

C9(3)

45

MB

1857 1d Transitional Pale Red on Unblued Paper, a VFU single from this RARE PLATE, in a PRE-FIRE PALE RED shade with a slight ORANGE tint, centred slightly high left, with FULL PERFS, on small envelope Edinburgh to London on 27 April 1857, cancelled with a 'CHARLOTTE STREET' SCOTS LOCAL. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'B' misplaced right. 200.00
RP:C9:10241
RP:10241
-

C9(4)

49

BB-BD

A F-VFU RARE HORIZONTAL STRIP OF THREE from this RARE plate, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS except for one missing above NE on 'BC', lightly cancelled with Southampton '723' SIDEWAYS DUPLEXES with legible CDS of 8 JUNE 1857. CONSTANT VARIETIES: 'BB': dots above NE; 'BC': marks/blurs NE and SW; 'BD': blurs SE and SW, also lower E frame-break on all three. 325.00
C:C9:1366
C:1366
-
*

C9(3)

49

CB

1857 1d Transitional Pale Red on Unblued Paper, a SUPERB USED single from this RARE PLATE, in a mid-period SAVOY STREET PALE RED shade (approaching the later Savoy Street Rose-red shades), WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on clean empty wrapper London to Hull on 24 July 1857, cancelled high right with a London Inland '20' numeral, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. CONSTANT VARIETIES: curved blur over 'C', and dots in E segment of NE star. 250.00
C:C9:1269
C:1269

RPS CERT
-
*

C9(4)

49

IH-II

1857 1d Transitional Pale Rose on Unblued Paper, a VFU RARE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this RARE PLATE, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on entire letter Bristol to Usk (via Newport, Mon.) on 4 July 1857, neatly cancelled with Bristol '134' SIDEWAYS DUPLEXES. Newport transit and Usk arrival stamps on obverse. 'II':CONSTANT VARIETIES: blurs SE and SW. Also lower E frame-breaks and NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaws. RPS CERTIFICATE. 425.00
RP:C9:12674
RP:12674
-

C9(4)

49

NG

A VFU single from this RARE plate, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, centred slightly right, but with FULL PERFS, on a neat small DATED PIECE of 25 JULY 1857, cancelled with a LIVERPOOL SPOON. CONSTANT VARIETY: blur round 'G'; also base-line weak below 'PE', and letters misplaced low left and high right. New!

120.00

C:C9:1364
C:1364
-
*

C9(3)

49

OI,OJ

1857 1d Transitional Pale Red on Unblued Paper, two FU+ singles from this RARE PLATE, in a mid-period SAVOY STREET PALE RED shade, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, on clean entire wrapper (probably originally with enclosure in addition to brief note inside) London to Hull on 10 July 1857, cancelled with London Inland '21' numerals, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE on 'OJ'. 'OI': CONSTANT VARIETY: mark in 'O' of 'ONE', right margin narrow; 'OJ': left margin narrow, and also SW corner frame-line extending W visible on 'NJ' above. 350.00
RP:C9:12737
RP:12737

WIGGINS ILLUSTRATION
-

C9(4)

49

PB

A VFU single from this RARE plate, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a SCARCER PRESTON '628' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (Type IIA). CONSTANT VARIETIES: marks and blurs in 'POSTAGE', value and NE star (illustrated in Wiggins' 'The Postage Stamps of Great Britain' (Part II)').. New!

125.00

RP:C9:13325
RP:13325
-

C9(4)

52

DH

A VFU+ single from this RARE plate, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, PERFECTLY CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat London 'W.C.9' duplex. CONSTANT VARIETIES: marks in 'T' of 'POSTAGE', and in S quadrant of NE star, and curved blur round 'D'; also letters misplaced low and right respectively. New!

125.00

RP:C9:13270
RP:13270
-

C9(4)

52

HA

A FU+ single from this RARE plate, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, off-centre left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Bedford '61' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (Barton Rarity 'D' - 'Not Common'). CONSTANT VARIETY: marks on 'A'; also NE corner frame-line extending E, and letters tilted W. New!

95.00

RP:C9:13272
RP:13272
-

C9(4)

52

QH

A VFU single from this RARE plate, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. CONSTANT VARIETIES: blur inside 'Q' (misplaced right), and mark on 'H'. New!

110.00

RP:C9:13204
RP:13204
-

C9(4)

55

CG

A VFU single from this VERY RARE plate, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat LONDON 'W.30' duplex (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'). CONSTANT VARIETIES: blurs in 'C' and in SE (both very faint). New!

295.00

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. 185.00

 

RP:C10:11502
RP:11502

MW CERT
40/40a

C10/C10(5)k

48

AC

A GU+ VERY RARE IMPERF MINT single, with four clear margins and some gum, but vertical crease, matched with a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with normal FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Truro '814' numeral. Lower E frame-break, and NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw. MIKE WILLIAMS CERTIFICATE for the imperf. 500.00

 

RP:C11:12576
RP:12576
36

C11

45

GC

A VFU single from this VERY RARE plate, centred slightly left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Reading '635' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX (NOT the 'Biscuit'!). Vertical blur/scratch in SE corner (not on imprimatur, or noted by any authority, so presumably not constant); also lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and E margin narrow. New!

215.00

 

RP:C11:12583
RP:12583
36

C11

45

HE

A FU single from this VERY RARE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but somewhat messily cancelled with a SCARCE LISKEARD '463' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'E' - 'SCARCE'). Letters misplaced high right. New!

175.00

 

RP:C10:C11:12579
RP:12579
40/36

C10/C11

49

BJ

A FU+ single from this RAREST of the C11 plates, matched with a C10, off-centre left and low left respectively, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled respectively with Scots Broadford '59' and Perth '280' numerals. E margin narrow, blurs SE and SW, and letters misplaced left and right. New!

200.00

 

RP:C11:12577
RP:12577
36

C11

49

LD

A FU single from this RAREST of the C11 plates, centred slightly low left, and with FULL PERFS, but faint vertical crease, lightly cancelled with a Baldock '45' numeral. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced low right. New!

175.00

 

RP:C12:4405
RP:4405
42

C12

51

IF-KG

1861 1d Pale Rose-red Alphabet IV A VERY FINE RARE UNMOUNTED MINT BLOCK OF SIX, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, and FULL ORIGINAL GUM. RARE and ATTRACTIVE... 350.00

 

PN:598
PN:598
44

G1(2)

225

FD

1d Lake-red A VFU+ single from this RARE plate, EXCEPTIONALLY WELL-CENTRED for this plate, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Liverpool '466' duplex. Plate number clearly visible on both sides. 'F's misplaced left (top) and right (bottom). UNUSUALLY FINE.... New!

250.00

 

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. 225.00

 

C:PN:1126
C:1126
48
*

G4

9

CK

1870 d Rose-red 'Bantam', a VFU single from this RARE plate, centred slightly to the left, with FULL PERFS, on clean printed mourning entire Bath to Dursley, Glos., on 24 January 1872, neatly cancelled with a Bath '53' duplex. Plate number on right obscured by postmark, but the one on the left is clearly visible (see high res scan). RARE ON COVER. 395.00
PN:245
PN:245
48

G4

9

GG

d Rose-red 'Bantam' A VFU+ single from this RARE plate, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a MR 5 1872' DATESTAMP' (possibly Scots, but not attributable to a town). Plate numbers clearly visible on both sides. 225.00

 

PN:246
PN:246
49

G4

9

GX

d Rose 'Bantam' A VFU single from this RARE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Liverpool '466' duplex. Plate numbers clearly visible on both sides. 225.00

 

Misc:QV:953
Misc:953
55

H1(2)

-

-

QV 1847 1s Green Embossed A VFU CUT-SQUARE example of this SCARCE stamp, with four clear(E&S)-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with a London Inland '12' numeral. New!

250.00

Misc:QV:893
Misc:893
57

H2(1)

-

-

QV 1848 10d Brown Embossed A VFU example of this VERY SCARCE stamp, almost CUT-SQUARE, with four close-to-touching margins, neatly cancelled centre left with an English Provincial numeral. 325.00
Misc:QV:911
Misc:911
57

H2(1)

-

-

QV 1848 10d Brown Embossed A VFU+ example of this VERY SCARCE stamp, CUT-SQUARE, with four touching(S)-to-mostly UNUSUALLY LARGE margins, neatly cancelled with a Worcester '918' numeral. New!

350.00

Misc:QV:954
Misc:954
57

H2(1)

-

-

QV 1848 10d Brown Embossed A SUPERB USED example of this VERY SCARCE stamp, CUT-SQUARE, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with a Newcastle '545' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. EXCEPTIONALLY FINE quality... New!

500.00

Misc:QV:957
Misc:957
77

J26(3)

2

MC

QV 1862 3d Pale Carmine-Rose A good VERY RARE UNUSED example of this SCARCE stamp, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, but 1mm tear and crease NE, and no gum. New!

250.00

Misc:QV:419
Misc:419
80

J52(2)

3

KA

QV 1862 4d Pale Red A FINE MOUNTED MINT single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (tips slightly trimmed upper E), with some residual gum. RARE... 225.00
Misc:QV:946
Misc:946
86

J92(1)

2

RK

QV 1862 9d Bistre A VFU example of this VERY SCARCE stamp, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London District 'W.C.21' duplex dated 25 AUGUST 1863. New!

140.00

Misc:QV:906
Misc:906
114

J97(3)

1

RE

QV 1867 10d Deep Red-brown A VFU WING-MARGIN example of this VERY SCARCE stamp, in the SCARCER DEEP RED-BROWN shade, WELL-CENTRED (apart from the wing-margin), with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a London District duplex. New!

125.00

Misc:QV:952
Misc:952
120b

J118(5)

1

AE

QV 1867 2s Milky Blue A FU WING-MARGIN example of this SCARCE stamp, in the VERY SCARCE MILKY BLUE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (SW corner slightly rounded), cancelled with a Teignmouth '782' duplex. New!

375.00

Misc:QV:874
Misc:874
126

J121

1

DC

QV 1867 5s Rose A FU single, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an indistinct London District duplex. SCARCE... 150.00
Misc:QV:875
Misc:875
127

J122

2

BC

QV 1874 5s Pale Rose A FU single, centred somewhat high, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a smudged London District duplex. VERY SCARCE... 325.00
Misc:QV:958
Misc:958
127

J122

2

GI

QV 1874 5s Pale Rose A VFU+ single from this SCARCER plate, centred slightly high right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled low with a London District duplex, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. VERY SCARCE... New!

400.00

Misc:QV:959
Misc:959
128

J124

1

GF

QV 1878 10s Greenish-grey A VFU+ example of this VERY SCARCE stamp, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a slightly smudged but readable 'GOLDSMITH ST. E.C.' CDS for 2 FEBRUARY 1883. New!

950.00

Misc:QV:878
Misc:878
129

J126

1

HD

QV 1878 1 Brown-lilac A FU single, centred slightly right, with FULL PERFS, rather heavily cancelled with a London Registered oval. RARE... 1000.00
Misc:QV:389
Misc:389
130a

J123a

4

AD

QV 1882 5s Rose (White Paper) A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low right with a neat EDINBURGH CDS of 15 MAY 1884, leaving greatly CLEAR PROFILE. Small faint red crayon mark upper W. A RARE stamp... 675.00
Misc:QV:907
Misc:907
151

J115

13

SI

QV 1880 1s Orange-brown A FU example of this VERY SCARCE stamp, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but rather firmly cancelled with a Scots Peterhead '281' duplex. New!

125.00

Misc:QV:616
Misc:616
152

J62

15

TC

QV 1876 4d Vermilion A VFU single, centred a whisker left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a DUBLIN '186' numeral. VERY SCARCE... 125.00
Misc:QV:884
Misc:884
183

K14(2)

-

BG

QV 1884 10s Ultramarine A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a neat REGISTERED OVAL. VERY SCARCE... 165.00
Misc:QV:964
Misc:964
183

K14(2)

-

HB

QV 1884 10s Ultramarine A VFU+ single, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a neat LONDON E.C. CDS of 27 NOVEMBER 1891. VERY SCARCE... New!

165.00

Misc:QV:883
Misc:883
183

K14(2)

-

KH

QV 1884 10s Ultramarine A FU single, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a rather heavy LOMBARD STREET CDS. VERY SCARCE... 125.00
Misc:QV:885
Misc:885
183a

K14(3)

-

LH

QV 1884 10s Pale Ultramarine A FU single in the paler shade, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a heavyish LONDON CDS. VERY SCARCE... 135.00
Misc:QV:879
Misc:879
185

K15

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LA

QV 1884 1 Brown-lilac A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with two neat LONDON INLAND '80' HEXAGONAL DUPLEXES OF 29 APRIL 1887. RARE... 795.00
Misc:QV:622
Misc:622
195

K25

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HJ

QV 1884 9d Dull Green A VFU single, centred a whisker low right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a PAISLEY CDS of 29 NOVEMBER 1883. GOOD COLOUR, SCARCE... 125.00
Misc:QV:965
Misc:965
212

K17

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BC

QV 1891 1 Green A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a BELFAST CDS of 8 DECEMBER 1891. Faint red crayon mark. SCARCE... New!

225.00

Misc:QV:887
Misc:887

DIENA CERT
212

K17

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NA

QV 1891 1 Green A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with two neat REGISTERED OVALS. DIENA CERTIFICATE. SCARCE... 225.00
KING EDWARD VII
Misc:QV:966
Misc:966
266

M55

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KEVII 1902 1 Dull Blue-green A GU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but 1mm cut into 3rd perf from SE corner, cancelled with Registered Ovals. SCARCE... New!

100.00

KING GEORGE V
Misc:GV:969
Misc:969
403

N72(1)

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KGV 1913 1 Green 'Seahorse' A FU single, centred a whisker high low, with FULL PERFS (one or two slightly short SE), VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a faint Registered oval. New!

395.00

Misc:GV:970
Misc:970
404

N72(3)

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KGV 1913 1 Dull Blue-green 'Seahorse' A FU+ single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS (a couple shortish centre S), lightly cancelled with an indistinct Registered oval. New!

475.00

Misc:GV:909
Misc:909
438

NCom9

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KGV 1929 P.U.C.1 Black A SUPERB VERY LIGHTLY MOUNTED MINT single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, and FULL GUM. New!

425.00

Misc:GV:915
Misc:915
438

NCom9

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KGV 1929 P.U.C.1 Black A VERY FINE LIGHTLY MOUNTED MINT single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, and FULL GUM. Tiny hinge remnant. New!

395.00

Misc:GV:698
Misc:698
438

NCom9

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KGV 1929 P.U.C.1 Black A SUPERB USED single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an indecipherable CDS. 385.00
Misc:GV:977
Misc:977
438

NCom9

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KGV 1929 P.U.C.1 Black A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an unidentified CDS. New!

325.00

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