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1850-55 1d Reds Perf Die I SG16b, 17-18, 22 (Spec. C1-C2, inc. Archers Spec CE2)

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Item No. SG/Spec Plate/Letters Description Price Key
SG16b, SPEC.CE2 'ARCHER' EXPERIMENTAL PERFORATIONS (Die I Alph I, Small Crown, Perf.16) AND OTHER FORMS OF SEPARATION (OFFICIAL OR OTHERWISE)
RP:CE2:13851
RP:13851
16b

CE2

93

EC

A GU+ RARE ARCHER PERF, centred slightly high, with minor perf faults, including a rounded corner perf SE, cancelled with a Romford '668' numeral. 'E' with extended serif, tilted W, and both letters misplaced low. Cat.600. New!

100.00

 

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. Cat.585+. 150.00  

C:CE2:1388
C:1388
16b
*

CE2

98

LC

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. Cat.2100. 475.00
RP:CE2:13848
RP:13848
16b

CE2

98

NA

A FU RARE ARCHER PERF, centred slightly high left, and with one rounded corner perf SE, cancelled with a London Inland '13' numeral. Letters misplaced low right, both tilted W, and the 'A' blind. Cat.550. New!

150.00

 

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. Cat.650. 200.00  

SG17-18, SPEC.C1 (Die I Alph II, Small Crown, Perf.16)
RP:C1:13792
RP:13792
17

C1(3)

155

BG

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, in a DEEPISH BRICK-RED shade, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London District '76' numeral. 'G' misplaced left. Cat.75+. 20.00  

RP:C1:13865
RP:13865
17

C1

155

JA

A FU single from this SCARCER plate, off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a London Inland '27' numeral. SE corner frame-line extending S, and letters misplaced low left and low, with the 'A' tilted W. Cat.70. New!

15.00

 

RP:C1:13732
RP:13732
17

C1n

155

RK

A FU single from this SCARCER plate, off-centre right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland numeral. In the SCARCER STATE 2, showing markedly thinned check-letters (misplaced left). Cat.70. 15.00  

RP:C1:13795
RP:13795
17

C1

157

BI

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '15' numeral. 'B' misplaced low left. Cat.150. 37.50  

RP:C1:13866
RP:13866
17

C1

157

GE

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '29' numeral. A WORN example of the plate, showing letters misplaced low, with the 'E' sloping downwards to the right. Cat.150. New!

37.50

 

RP:C1:11588
RP:11588
17

C1

157

GH

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, centred somewhat low left, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled low right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving slender but COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark SE. Also NE corner frame-line extending E, and 'G' misplaced low right. Cat.170+. 45.00  

RP:C1:12855
RP:12855
18

C1(5)

157

HG

Ex Paul WITHAM, a VFU+ single from this SCARCE plate, in a FINE SCARCE ORANGE-RED shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled high left with an English Provincial numeral, leaving much of the HEAD CLEAR. CONSTANT VARIETY: vertical scratch above left arm of 'H'. Letters misplaced low left. Cat.375++. 125.00
RP:C1:13734
RP:13734
17

C1

157

JH

Ex Paul WITHAM, a VFU single from this SCARCE plate, in a Red-brown shade with an ORANGE tint, WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat LONDON DISTRICT '72' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'E' - 'SCARCE'). NE corner frame-line extending E (slight), and letters misplaced low left. Cat.150+. 40.00  

RP:C1:11788
RP:11788
17

C1

157

JK

A FU single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. NW corner frame-line extending N, and 'K' misplaced left. Cat.170. 40.00  

RP:C1:13733
RP:13733
17

C1ya

157

PC

Ex Paul WITHAM, a FU single from this SCARCE plate, in a Red-brown shade with an ORANGE tint, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS (weak corner perf SW), cancelled with a neat 'CHARLOTTE PLACE' (Edinburgh) SCOTS LOCAL. CONSTANT VARIETY: top of 'C' weak (misplaced low left). Cat.150+. 35.00  

Ri:B2:C1:5235
Ri:5235
8/17

B2/C1

162

ED

A VFU+/FU MATCHED PAIR, the imperf with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE margins, lightly cancelled centre right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE, and the C1 centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, but diagonal crease, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. SE corner frame-lines extending E and S, and the letters misplaced low and low left, with the 'E' sloping downwards to the right. Cat.100. 25.00
RP:C1:13796
RP:13796
17

C1(3)va

162

HA

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a FINE DEEP BRICK-RED shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a neat GLOUCESTER SPOON. Letters misplaced low left and low, with the 'A' blind. Cat.75+. 20.00  

RP:C1:7396
RP:7396
17

C1

162

IE

A VERY FINE RARE UNUSED single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred somewhat low right, but with FULL PERFS (no gum). Letters misplaced low right. Cat.300+. 65.00  

RP:C1:13867
RP:13867
17

C1

162

SK

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '11' numeral. Letters misplaced low left and low. Cat.50. New!

12.50

 

RP:C1:11789
RP:11789
17

C1(5)

163

BJ

A FU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, in the RARE ORANGE-RED shade, centred slightly low right, but with FULL PERFS, messily cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. 'B' tilted slightly E, and 'J' misplaced low. Cat.375+ (for the rare shade on a cheapest plate). 125.00  

RP:C1:13805
RP:13805
17

C1

163

HE

Ex Paul WITHAM, a FU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, centred somewhat low right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '42' numeral. NW Flaw, lower W recut, and letters misplaced low and low left, the 'E' with extended serif. Cat.250. New!

60.00

 

RP:C1:13804
RP:13804
17

C1

163

KE

Ex Paul WITHAM, a FU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, in a Red-brown shadec with a distinct ORANGE tint, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Scots numeral. Letters misplaced right and low left, and tilted E and W respectuively. Cat.250. New!

55.00

 

RP:C1:13806
RP:13806
17

C1(3)

164

ND

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a nice BRICK-RED shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat London District '76' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'D' - 'DIFFICULT'). SE corner frame-lines extending E and S (both slight), and letters misplaced left and low left. Cat.75+. New!

18.50

 

RP:C1:13869
RP:13869

MW CERT
17

C1

165

BH

A VFU single from this RARE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an Edinburgh '131' numeral. Letters misplaced left and low right. MIKE WILLIAMS CERTIFICATE. Cat.750+. New!

200.00

 

RP:C1:13868
RP:13868

MW CERT
17

C1

165

EI

A VFU single from this RARE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an Edinburgh '131' numeral. Blur SW, and letters misplaced low and low right. MIKE WILLIAMS CERTIFICATE. Cat.750+. New!

200.00

 

RP:C1:13745
RP:13745
17

C1

166

MK

Ex Paul WITHAM, a VFU single, centred somewhat low right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced low and right respectively, with the 'M' tilted E, and the 'K' with extended serif. Cat.35. 8.50  

RP:C1:13746
RP:13746
18

C1(2)

166

PE

A VFU single in a FINE YELLOW-BROWN shade, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled high right with a SCARCE TUNBRIDGE '818' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'), leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. NE corner frame-line extending N, and letters misplaced left, with the 'P' blind. Cat.50+. 13.50  

RP:C1:13736
RP:13736
17

C1va

166

TI

Ex Paul WITHAM, a VFU single, in a markedly PALE Red-brown shade (WORN PLATE), centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat HULL SPOON. Letters misplaced left. Cat.35+. 10.00  

Ri:B2:C1:5239
Ri:5239
8/17

B2/C1

167

BF

A VFU/FU MATCHED PAIR, the imperf with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral, and the C1 WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but weak corner perf SE, cancelled with a Cheadle (Staffs) '175' numeral. 'B' tilted E, and 'F' misplaced low left. Cat.90+. 20.00
RP:C1:13799
RP:13799
18

C1(2)ta

167

FE

A GU single in the YELLOW-BROWN shade, off-centre low left, and with corner perf faults, cancelled with a VERY SCARCE LATE USE BLACK MALTESE CROSS. Letters misplaced low right. Cat.650. 65.00  

RP:C1:13797
RP:13797
17

C1va

167

LD

A GU single, MISPERF low left, with perfs cut off left and bottom as a result, on a neat DATED PIECE of 11 AUGUST 1854, cancelled with a FINE COMPLETE strike of the SCARCE READING 'BISCUIT'. Letters misplaced low to centre. Cat.50+. 15.00  

RP:C1:13872
RP:13872
17

C1(5)

169

FD

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a FINE SCARCE ORANGE-RED shade, centredc a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an Edinburgh '131' numeral. Letters misplaced low. Cat.375+. New!

95.00

 

RP:C1:13870
RP:13870
17

C1(5)

169

HB

A FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a FINE SCARCE ORANGE-RED shade, off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an Edinburgh '131' numeral. Upper E recut, and letters misplaced low to centre. Cat.375+. New!

85.00

 

RP:C1:13737
RP:13737
17

C1

170

GD

Ex Paul WITHAM, a FU+ single from this VERY RARE plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Wellington (Salop) '859' numeral. Letters misplaced low to centre. Cat.1500. 350.00  

RP:C1:9761
RP:9761
17

C1

172

DI

A VFU single, centred somewhat high right, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low with a London Inland '41' numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. 'D' misplaced very low left respectively, and the W of SW skewed and extending S. Cat.38. 9.50  

RP:C1:10067
RP:10067
17

C1

172

EB

A VFU single, VERY WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS (extreme tips trimmed at right), cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced low left and left, with the 'E' tilted E. Cat.38. 9.50  

RP:C1:12862
RP:12862
17

C1

172

HC

Ex Paul WITHAM, a VFU single, in a Red-brown shade with a distinct ORANGE tint, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but tiny hinge thin, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced low and low left. Cat.38. 9.50
RP:C1:13875
RP:13875
17

C1

172

IH

Ex Paul WITHAM, a FU+ single, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an IRISH numeral. Letters misplaced low and low left, the 'H' with extended serif. Cat.35+. New!

8.50

 

RP:C1:9595
RP:9595
17

C1

172

LA

A FU+ single, off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled low with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. SE corner frame-line extending below, and letters misplaced low and low right, with the 'A' blind. Cat.38. 7.50  

RP:C1:13874
RP:13874
17

C1

172

MD

Ex Paul WITHAM, a FU single, off-centre high right, and with very faint diagonal bend, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '13' numeral. Letters misplaced low left. Cat.35. New!

6.50

 

RP:C1:13873
RP:13873
17

C1

172

ND

Ex Paul WITHAM, a FU+ single, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with one of the SCARCE LONDON INLAND MULTIPLE numerals (probably a '47' TWIN). WORN plate, with upper E recut, and letters misplaced low left. Cat.35+. New!

8.50

 

RP:C1:13876
RP:13876
17

C1q

173

AJ

A FU single, centred slightly high right and with faint creases, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Newcastle '545' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, in STATE 2 after repair, and in a WORN state of the plate, with letters and stars thinned. Cat.35+. New!

7.50

 

RP:C1:13877
RP:13877
17

C1q

173

MC

A FU single, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an Edinburgh '131' numeral. In STATE 2 after repair, with the E frame-line and milled background strong, and faint TRL lower E. Cat.35+. New!

7.50

 

RP:C1:13878
RP:13878
17

C1

174

ML

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a SCARCE SHAFTESBURY '698' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'E' - 'SCARCE'). A DRY PRINT in a WORN state of the plate, with letters misplaced low left and low. Cat.40+. New!

12.50

 

RP:C1:13880
RP:13880
18

C1(2)

175

MJ

A FU+ single in a YELLOW-BROWN shade, off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '19' numeral (Parmenter Type 19H, Rarity 'D' - 'DIFFICULT'). Letters misplaced low and low right. Cat.50+. New!

12.50

 

RP:C1:13881
RP:13881
17

C1(3)

175

RF

A FU+ single in a BRICK-RED shade, off-centre low, and with one blunt corner perf NW, cancelled with an IRISH DERRY '172' numeral. Upper and lower E recut, and 'F' misplaced very low right. Cat.75. New!

16.50

 

RP:C1:13879
RP:13879
17

C1(3)

175

SG

A FU+ single in a BRICK-RED shade, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London District '80' duplex. Blur SW, and letters misplaced low. Cat.75. New!

17.50

 

RP:C1:13883
RP:13883
17

C1(5)s

176

HI

A VFU single in a FINE example of the SCARCE ORANGE-RED shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '7' numeral. In STATE 2 after repair, with milled background strong, and letters slightly thinned. Letters misplaced low right and left respectively. Cat.375+. New!

95.00

 

RP:C1:13814
RP:13814
17

C1(5)s

176

LF

A VFU single in a LOVELY example of the SCARCE ORANGE-RED shade, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Scots numeral, leaving much of the HEAD CLEAR. In STATE 2 after repair, with letters misplaced low right and left respectively. Cat.375+. New!

95.00

 

RP:C1:13884
RP:13884
17

C1r

176

NK-NL

A FU HORIZONTAL PAIR, off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with Edinburgh '131' numerals. In a WORN LATE STATE 1 before repair, with letters misplaced left and low right on 'NL', the 'N' with extended serif. Cat.80+. New!

16.50

 

RP:C1:10814
RP:10814
17

C1(5)s

176

PF

A VFU+ single in a FINE DEEP example of the VERY SCARCE ORANGE-RED shade, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled low right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. In STATE 2, showing compressed networks, and letters recut. 'P' blind and misplaced right and tilted E, with the E of SW concave. Cat.375+. 125.00  

RP:C1:13885
RP:13885
17

C1r

176

PG

A VFU single, centred slightly high, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled very high left with a fragment of a ?London Inland? numeral, leaving most of the HEAD CLEAR. In STATE 1 before repair, with letters misplaced right and left, with the 'P' blind. Cat.40+. New!

10.00

 

RP:C1:13882
RP:13882
18

C1(2)s

176

SG

A FU single in a YELLOW-BROWN shade with an ORANGE tint, centred slightly high and with corner creases SE, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. In STATE 2 after repair, with the E frame-line strong and letters thinned. Letters misplaced low left. Cat.50+. New!

12.50

 

RP:C1:13073
RP:13073
17

C1

177

BK

Ex Paul WITHAM, a FU+ single, WELL-CENTRED and with FULL PERFS, but faint diagonal crease, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Blur SW, and letters misplaced low left. Cat.40. 7.50
RP:C1:12247
RP:12247
17

C1

177

DA

A FU+ single, centred slightly high left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '43' numeral. Letters misplaced low right and right, with the 'A' blind and tilted W. Cat.40. 8.50  

RP:C1:13889
RP:13889
17

C1

177

HD

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Wantage '4' numeral. Letters misplaced low, with the 'D' tilted W. Cat.40. New!

10.00

RP:C1:13886
RP:13886
18

C1(2)

177

HK

Ex Paul WITHAM, a VFU single in a YELLOW-BROWN shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London District '74' duplex. Letters misplaced low left and right respectively, the 'K' with extended serif. Cat.50+. New!

12.50

RP:C1:13887
RP:13887
17

C1

177

LI

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced low right and left respectively. Cat.40. New!

10.00

RP:C1:13888
RP:13888
17

C1

177

PJ

Ex Paul WITHAM, a VFU single in a DEEPISH shade approaching BRICK-RED, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Brighton '132' numeral. Letters misplaced low right and low respectively, with the 'P' blind. Cat.40. New!

10.00

RP:C1:13890
RP:13890
17

C1

178

MD

A FU single, WELL-CENTRED, but with one short perf NW, cancelled with a London Inland '27' numeral. Letters misplaced low left and low. Cat.35. New!

6.50

RP:C1:13891
RP:13891
17

C1

178

MK

A FU+ single, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled low left with an English Provincial numeral, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark on 'K'; also letters misplaced low and low left. Cat.45. New!

9.50

RP:C1:13815
RP:13815
17

C1(4)

178

NI

A VFU+ single in a LOVELY example of the RARE PLUM shade, PERFECTLY CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled low right with a London Inland '12' numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. NW corner frame-line extending W, blur lower W, and 'I' misplaced left. Cat.1100. New!

325.00

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. Cat.1100++ - for shade OFF COVER. 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. Cat.1100++ - for shade OFF COVER. 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. Cat.1100++ - for shade OFF COVER. 385.00
RP:C1:13818
RP:13818
17

C1

179

AD

Ex the stock of the late Donald FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul WITHAM), a VFU single, centred a whisker high left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with letters misplaced low to centre, and the 'A' blind and tilted E. Cat.35+. New!

8.50

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. Cat.1100. 195.00
RP:C1:13892
RP:13892
17

C1

179

GB

Ex D.FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul Witham), a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '12' numeral. Upper E recut, and letters misplaced low left and low right (both slight). Cat.35. New!

8.50

RP:C1:10077
RP:10077
17

C1

179

IG

A VFU single, centred a whisker high right, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a LIVERPOOL SPOON. NW corner frame-line extending N (slight), W weak, and 'G' misplaced low and tilted E. Cat.38+. 10.00  

RP:C1:13893
RP:13893
17

C1(3)

179

MD

Ex D.FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul Witham), a VFU single in a BRICK-RED shade, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an IRISH BALLINASLOE '32' numeral. A slightly LONG STAMP (UNUSUAL away from the top and bottom rows), showing broader perfs on either side at base. CONSTANT VARIETY: Punch-holder Flaw below SW (very faint); also letters misplaced low left and low. Cat.75+. New!

18.50

RP:C1:13895
RP:13895
18

C1(2)

179

ME

Ex D.FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul Witham), a VFU single in a rather dull YELLOW-BROWN shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Upper E recut, blur SW, and letters misplaced low. Cat.50. New!

12.50

RP:C1:13837
RP:13837
17

C1(5)

179

RE

Ex the stock of the late Donald FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul Witham), a VFU single in a fine SCARCE RICH ORANGE-RED shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled centre right with a London Inland '26' numeral. Blur W, and letters misplaced low right. Cat.375. New!

85.00

 

RP:C1:13894
RP:13894
17

C1(3)

179

TL

A G-F SCARCE UNUSED single in a BRICK-RED shade, centred slightly high, with missing corner perf SE, and no gum. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing a blur SW, 'T' tilted W, and the 'L' misplaced low right. Cat.550. New!

55.00

RP:C1:9597
RP:9597
17

C1

180

EB

A VFU single, centred somewhat low left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat London District '72' duplex. Letters misplaced low left and left, with the 'E' tilted W. Cat.38. 9.50  

RP:C1:13897
RP:13897
17

C1

180

GF

A VFU single, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced low and low right, the 'G' with extended serif, and the 'F' with a defective (weak) serif. Cat.35. New!

8.50

RP:C1:13896
RP:13896
18

C1(2)

180

OD

A VFU single in an extraordinary BRIGHT YELLOW-BROWN shade with a very strong ORANGE tint (SG do not list ORANGE-BROWN under C1, but if this was anything but a C1 it would be 'ORANGE-BROWN'!), centred slightly high right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced low. Cat.50+. New!

13.50

RP:C1:13900
RP:13900
17

C1

181

IE

Ex D.FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul Witham), a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London Inland '14' numeral. Letters misplaced right and low respectively. Cat.35. New!

8.50

 

RP:C1:13741
RP:13741
17

C1

181

KB

From the stock of the late Donald FORBES-SMITH, a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. NW Flaw, and 'B' misplaced right. Cat.35. 8.50  

RP:C1:13899
RP:13899
17

C1

181

OI

Ex D.FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul Witham), a VFU single, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. 'I' tilted E. Cat.35. New!

8.50

 

RP:C1:13898
RP:13898
17

C1(3)

181

RI

Ex D.FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul Witham), a VFU single in a BRICK-RED shade, centred a whisker low right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. 'R' misplaced low left. Cat.75. New!

18.50

 

RP:C1:10869
RP:10869
17

C1

182

AC

A VFU single, centred a whisker high left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Scots Stirling '308' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and SHORT STAMP, with letters misplaced low right and low. Cat.40. 10.00  

RP:C1:9579
RP:9579
17

C1

182

DK

A VFU single, centred slightly low right, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Kingsbridge (Devon) '418' numeral. Blur SW, and letters misplaced low left. Cat.40. 10.00  

RP:C1:12561
RP:12561
17

C1(3)

182

FI-FJ

A VFU HORIZONTAL PAIR in a SCARCER BRICK-RED shade, centred slightly right, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with London Inland '4' numerals. CONSTANT VARIETY: blur round 'I'; letters misplaced generally low, the 'I' with extended serif. Cat.100+. 25.00
RP:C1:12551
RP:12551
17

C1(5)

182

OD

A VFU single in a VERY SCARCE DEEP ORANGE-RED shade, centred slightly high, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Bristol '134' numeral. SE corner frame-line extending S (very marked), and letters misplaced low right and low. Cat.375. 95.00
RP:C1:7343
RP:7343
17

C1

182

OJ

From the the stock of the late Donald Forbes-Smith, a VFU single, centred slightly low right, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Bristol '134' numeral. NW recut, and letters misplaced left. Cat.40. 8.50  

RP:C1:11083
RP:11083
17

C1

182

PK

Ex the stock of the late Donald FORBES-SMITH, a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an Edinburgh '131' numeral. 'P' blind and misplaced left. Cat.40. 10.00  

RP:C1:13901
RP:13901
17

C1

184

BE

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an indistinct English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced low and low right. Cat.45. New!

11.50

 

RP:C1:13831
RP:13831
17

C1(5)

184

LH

A VFU+ single in a FINE SCARCE BRIGHT ORANGE-RED shade, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled high right with a RARE ETRURIA (Staffs) '554' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'H' - 'VERY FEW EXIST' on cover), leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Blurs W, and letters misplaced low left. Cat.375+. New!

100.00

 

RP:C1:13902
RP:13902
17

C1

185

HF

A FU+ single, off-centre low right, with FULL PERFS, but slightly sulphurised, cancelled with a London District '73' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'D' - 'DIFFICULT'). W recut, and letters misplaced low, the 'F' with a weak serif. Cat.45. New!

8.50

 

RP:C1:13903
RP:13903
17

C1

186

MJ

A FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, in a Red-brown shade with an ORANGE tint, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an IRISH numeral (?'186' Belfast?). Letters misplaced low left. Cat.60+. New!

13.50

 

RP:C1:12552
RP:12552
17

C1(5)

186

QI

A FU single from this SCARCER plate, in an ATTRACTIVE and VERY SCARCE LIGHT ORANGE-RED shade, centred slightly high, and with FULL PERFS, but tiny thin at extreme top centre, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a SCARCE ST. AUSTELL '670' numeral in BLUE. E recut, and letters misplaced low right, with the 'I' tilted E. A SCARCE COMBINATION of shade and cancellation... Cat.375+. 75.00
RP:C1:13904
RP:13904
17

C1(5)

187

TH

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, in a FINE SCARCE BRIGHT ORANGE-RED shade, WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, cancelled low with a Scots numeral, leaving half the HEAD CLEAR. NE corner frame-line extending E, lower E recut, and letters tilted W and E, the 'H' with extended serif. Cat.375+. New!

95.00

 

RP:C1:13908
RP:13908
17

C1

188

BC

Ex D.FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul Witham), a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London Inland '29' numeral. 'C' misplaced low left. Cat.35. New!

8.50

 

RP:C1:13905
RP:13905
17

C1

188

HG

Ex D.FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul Witham), a VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Scots numeral. Letters misplaced low left and low, the 'H' with extended serif. Cat.35. New!

8.50

 

RP:C1:13907
RP:13907
17

C1

188

HJ

Ex D.FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul Witham), a VFU single in a Red-brown shade with a YELLOWISH tint, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London District '73' duplex. Upper E recut, and letters misplaced low and low left, and tilted E. Cat.35. New!

8.50

 

RP:C1:13110
RP:13110
17

C1

188

IJ

A VFU single, centred a whisker high right, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Brighton '132' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing a CONSTANT VARIETY: mark on 'J' (slightly DOUBLE?), and both letters misplaced low left. Cat.40+. 10.00
RP:C1:13842
RP:13842
17

C1g

188

LH

A VFU+ single, centred slightly right, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a faint London Inland numeral, leaving almost COMPLETELY CLEAR HEAD. DOUBLE LETTER 'H', and letters misplaced low to centre. Cat.42+. New!

12.50

 

RP:C1:13906
RP:13906
17

C1va

188

TC

Ex D.FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul Witham), a VFU single, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a BRISTOL SPOON. 'C' misplaced low right. Cat.35+. New!

9.50

 

RP:C1:13823
RP:13823
17

C1(5)

189

MG

A VFU single in a LOVELY bright example of the SCARCE ORANGE-RED shade, centred slightly low left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled centre right with a London Inland '17' numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. E frame-line wholly RECUT, and letters misplaced left. Cat.375. New!

85.00

 

RP:C1:13909
RP:13909
17

C1

190

IC

Ex D.FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul Witham), a VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Upper E and SE recut, and letters misplaced left and low respectively. Cat.40. New!

10.00

 

RP:C1:13910
RP:13910
17

C1

190

JA

Ex D.FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul Witham), a FU+ single in a Red-brown shade with a slight ORANGE tint, centred somewhat low left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an indistinct English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced low left and low, and tilted W, with the 'A' blind. Cat.40. New!

8.50

 

RP:C1:8589
RP:8589
17

C1(5)

190

PI

A VFU single in the VERY SCARCE ORANGE-RED shade, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland numeral. Blur W, 'P' blind, and letters misplaced to centre. Cat.375+. 85.00  

RP:C1:13843
RP:13843
17

C1

191

DG

A VFU single in a Red-brown shade with a distinct ORANGE tint, WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland '18' numeral. Letters misplaced low and low right. Cat.40. New!

10.00

 

RP:C1:13082
RP:13082
17

C1

191

MG

Ex the stock of the late Donald FORBES-SMITH, a VFU single in a Red-brown shade approaching BRICK-RED, WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Scots numeral. Letters misplaced low left. Cat.40. 10.00
RP:C1:13912
RP:13912
17

C1

191

NB

Ex D.FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul Witham), a FU+ single, centred somewhat low left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Wellington '865' numeral. Letters misplaced low left and low right, with the 'N' tilted W. Cat.40. New!

8.50

 

RP:C1:13911
RP:13911
17

C1(3)

191

QK

Ex D.FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul Witham), a VFU single in a FINE RICH BRICK-RED shade, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Northampton '570' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Letters misplaced low left and low. Cat.75+. New!

18.50

 

RP:C1:13838
RP:13838
17

C1(5)

192

EF

A VFU single in a fine SCARCE RICH ORANGE-RED shade, centred slightly low right, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Dublin '186' numeral. Heavy blurs W, and letters misplaced low right, the 'F' with extended serif. Cat.375. New!

85.00

 

RP:C1:10852
RP:10852
17

C1(5)

192

EL

A VFU single in a FINE example of the VERY SCARCE ORANGE-RED shade, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat Weymouth '873' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Blur W, and letters misplaced low right. Cat.375+. 95.00  

RP:C1:13826
RP:13826
17

C1

192

JG

Ex FOLKARD, a VFU+ single, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled high right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. NW Flaw, bglur lower W, upper E recut, 'J' tilted E, and 'G' misplaced low left. Cat.40. New!

12.50

RP:C1:13914
RP:13914
17

C1

192

NF

Ex D.FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul Witham), a VFU single in a Red-brown shade with an ORANGE tint, on VERY BLUE paper, WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Leeds '447' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. A DRY PRINT, the 'N' with extended serif, and 'F' misplaced low right. Cat.40+. New!

11.50

 

RP:C1:13913
RP:13913
17

C1(5)

192

RI

A VFU single in a fine SCARCE BRIGHT ORANGE-RED shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an Edinburgh '131' numeral. Blur lower W, and letters misplaced low right and low. Cat.375. New!

85.00

 

RP:C1:6303
RP:6303
17

C1

192

TC

A VF UNUSED single, in a Red-brown shade with a distinct ORANGE tint, reasonably WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but no gum. Blur SW, and 'C' misplaced low left. Cat.300. 65.00  

RP:C1:13844
RP:13844
17

C1(3)

193

AF

From the stock of the late Donald FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul WITHAM), a VFU single in a DEEPISH BRICK-RED shade, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Lower E recut, and letters misplaced right and low right. Cat.75. New!

18.50

 

RP:C1:13916
RP:13916
17

C1

193

CH

A VFU single, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot in 'C'; also blur lower E, NE corner frame-line extending E, and letters misplaced left and low respectively. Cat.40+. New!

10.00

 

RP:C1:8587
RP:8587
17

C1

193

ED

A FINE SCARCE MOUNTED MINT single, off-centre left, but with FULL PERFS and some gum. DOUBLE LETTER 'D', NE corner frame-line extending E, SE ext S, marks SE, and letters misplaced low right. Cat.300+. 55.00  

RP:C1:13827
RP:13827
17

C1(4)

193

KC

A GU+ single in a WONDERFUL RARE EXCEPTIONALLY DEEP PLUM shade, off-centre low right, with a horizontal crease and a corner perf fault NE, cancelled with a Scots numeral. NW Flaw, and letters misplaced right and low left respectively. Cat.1100. New!

150.00

RP:C1:13915
RP:13915
17

C1

193

PH

Ex D.FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul WITHAM), a VFU single in a DEEPISH Red-brown shade approaching BRICK-RED, centred slightly low left, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial numeral, leaving much of the HEAD CLEAR within. Heavy blur in E margin (closer to 'PI'), and letters misplaced right and low respectively, and tilted E and W, with the 'P' blind. Faint marks in 'POSTAGE' and NE are suggestive of the possible slight RE-ENTRY recorded by Fisher-Brown but not noted by any other authority. Cat.40+. New!

10.00

 

RP:C1:13847
RP:13847
17

C1va

194

BB

From the stock of the late Donald FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul WITHAM), a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a LIVERPOOL SPOON. Letters misplaced low left. Cat.40+. New!

10.00

 

RP:C1:12832
RP:12832
17

C1

194

DK-EL

A FINE-to-SUPERB USED VERY SCARCE BLOCK OF FOUR, REMARKABLY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (hinge re-inforcement behind 'DK'/'EK' and rounded perf SE of 'EL'), VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with Scots Coldsream '74' numerals, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE on 'DK' and 'EL'. 'DK' and 'EL': NW Flaw; 'DL': lower W recut, and NE corner frame-line extending E; and 'EK' and 'EL': blurs W. Letters variously misplaced. Cat.400+. 125.00
RP:C1:13845
RP:13845
18

C1(2)

194

HL

A VFU single in a YELLOW-BROWN shade with a distinct ORANGE tint, off-centre right, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a faint fragment of an English Provincial numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. Letters misplaced low right and low, with the 'H' sloping downwards to the right. Cat.50+. New!

12.50

 

RP:C1:13828
RP:13828
17

C1(5)

194

IF

A VFU+ single in a FINE example of the RARE ORANGE-RED shade, centred a whisker high left, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled low right with a RARE WICKFORD (Essex) '404' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'H' - 'VERY FEW EXIST' on cover), leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Blur W, burr-rub 'GE' of 'POSTAGE', E frame-line recut, and letters misplaced low to centre, withy the 'F' blurred. Cat.375+. New!

100.00

 

RP:C1:13846
RP:13846
17

C1

194

JA

From the stock of the late Donald FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul WITHAM), a VFU single, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Scots numeral. W WHOLLY RECUT, NW Flaw, and letters misplaced low and low right, with the 'A' blind. Cat.40+. New!

11.50

 

RP:C1:12254
RP:12254
17

C1(5)

194

KH

A VFU single in a nice example of the RARE ORANGE-RED shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a BIRMINGHAM SPOON. A most UNUSUAL LONG STAMP (more often found at the base of the sheet than in the middle), showing a short imperf area on either side at the base. Blurs W, and letters misplaced low to centre. Cat.375+. 85.00  

RP:C1:7882
RP:7882
18(var)

C1(5)

194

PJ

From the stock of the late Donald FORBES-SMITH, a VFU single in a FINE example of the RARE ORANGE-RED shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced left and low respectively. Cat.375+. 80.00  

RP:C1:7883
RP:7883
18(var)

C1(5)

194

SF

From the stock of the late Donald FORBES-SMITH, a VFU single in a FINE example of the RARE ORANGE-RED shade, centred slightly low left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an Alnwick '8' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR. NE corner frame-line extending E, lower E recut, letters misplaced low, and 'S' tilted W. Cat.375+. 85.00  

RP:C1:12251
RP:12251
17

C1(3)

195

CJ

A FU+ single, in a nice example of the BRICK-RED shade, off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Scots numeral. Blur lower W, and 'J' misplaced low left. Cat.50. 11.50  

RP:C1:6296
RP:6296
17

C1(5)

195

DE

From the stock of the late Donald FORBES-SMITH: A VFU single in a wonderful vibrant shade of the RARE ORANGE-RED, centred slightly left, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Hull '383' numeral (probably a SPOON). SE corner frame-line extending S, E recut, and letters misplaced low right and low, the 'E' with extended serif. Cat.375+. 75.00  

RP:C1:12250
RP:12250
17

C1

195

EL

A VFU single, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial Scots numeral. E weak, and letters misplaced low right. Cat.40. 10.00  

RP:C1:12229
RP:12229
17

C1

195

MI

A FU+ single, off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Glasgow '159' numeral. Letters misplaced low left and low, with the 'I' tilted slightly E. Cat.40. 8.50  

RP:C1:13917
RP:13917
17

C1

197

KF

Ex STATHAM, a VFU single in a slightly UNUSUAL Dull Red-brown shade, centred a whisker left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Upper E recut, and letters misplaced low left. Cat.45. New!

11.50

 

RP:C1:13093
RP:13093
17

C1

198

II

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a Red-brown shade approaching BRICK-RED, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: blur round E 'I'; also blurs W, and letters misplaced low left and left. Cat.45+. 12.50
RP:C1:13918
RP:13918
17

C1

198

JI

A VFU single in a Red-brown shade with an ORANGE tint, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat Woodbridge '907' numeral. NW 6 o'clock Ray Flaw, lower E and SE corner recut, blur lower W, and letters misplaced low left and right respectively. Cat.45+. New!

11.50

 

RP:C1:13919
RP:13919
17

C1

198

LI

A FU+ single, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, on neat small DATED PIECE of 14 NOVEMBER 1854, lightly cancelled with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. NW 6 o'clock Ray Flaw, NE corner frame-line extending N (slight), blur lower W, and letters misplaced low right and right. Cat.45+. New!

15.00

 

RP:C1:13922
RP:13922
17

C1

199

EK

Ex FOLKARD, a VFU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Scots numeral. NW 6 o'clock Ray Flaw, blurs W, and letters misplaced low and left respectively, with the 'E' tilted W. Cat.400. New!

100.00

RP:C1:13920
RP:13920
17

C1

199

NF

A FU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but messily cancelled with a Scots Alloa '7' numeral. NW 6 o'clock Ray Flaw, blur SW, W frame-line of SE concave, and letters misplaced low left, with the 'S' blurred. Cat.400. New!

85.00

RP:C1:13921
RP:13921
17

C1

199

OF

Ex FOLKARD, a VFU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, centred a whisker high right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Worcester '918' numeral. NW 6 o'clock Ray Flaw, blurs W, and letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.400. New!

100.00

RP:C1:13832
RP:13832
17

C1

199

OH

Ex Paul WITHAM, a VFU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled centre right with a fragment of a Scots numeral, leaving slender CLEAR PROFILE. An UNUSUAL LONG STAMP from an inner position (usually 'A' or 'T' rows). NW 6 o'clock Ray Flaw, NE corner frame-line extending E, and letters misplaced low left. Cat.400. New!

125.00

RP:C1:13830
RP:13830
17

C1

199

PL

Ex Paul WITHAM, a VFU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, in a VERY WORN state of the plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but faint corner crease NE, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled low right with a fragment of an ?English Provincial? numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR HEAD. NW 6 o'clock Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced right, with the 'P' blind, and the 'L' tilted W. Cat.400. New!

120.00

RP:C1:12245
RP:12245
17

C1

199

SL

A FU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, off-centre high right, with a corner crease SW, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing blurs W, and letters misplaced low left. Cat.280. 60.00  

RP:C1:13923
RP:13923
17

C1j

200

FI

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Brighton '132' numeral. WORN plate, showing CONSTANT VARIETIES: heavy marks and blurs SW and SE; also blurs W, and 'F' misplaced low left. Cat.50+. New!

15.00

RP:C1:13275
RP:13275
17

C1

200

GG

A FINE UNUSED IMPRIMATUR from this slightly SCARCER plate, with four just touched(NW)-to-mostly LARGE even margins. CHIN FLAW, blur W, and letters misplaced low and low left, with the E 'G' defective. Cat.1300. 225.00
RP:C1:13925
RP:13925
17

C1

200

HK

Ex D.FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul Witham), a VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred slightly low right, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Scots numeral. WORN plate, showing blurs W and in 'ONE', and letters misplaced low left and left, tilted W, and the 'H' with extended serif. Cat.50+. New!

13.50

RP:C1:13924
RP:13924
17

C1

200

LE

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred slightly left, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a ?Scots? numeral. Chin Flaw (faint), NW 6 o'clock Ray Flaw, blur E, and letters misplaced low right. Cat.50. New!

12.50

RP:C1:13825
RP:13825
17

C1(4)

200

PG

A GU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a nice light example of the RARE PLUM shade, on a VERY WORN plate, off-centre low, with a slight corner crease SE, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an IRISH numeral. NW 6 o'clock Ray Flaw, CHIN FLAW, and letters misplaced right and low respectively. Cat.1100. New!

120.00

RP:C1:13926
RP:13926
17

C1

201

DH

A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred somewhat high left, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Scots numeral. NW 6 o'clock Ray Flaw, Chin Flaw (very faint), blur E, and letters misplaced low left and low right, and tilted W. Cat.55. New!

13.50

RP:C1:13930
RP:13930
18

C1(2)

202

BK

A VFU single in a YELLOW-BROWN shade, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London District '74' numeral. Heavy blur W, and 'K' misplaced low right. Cat.50+. New!

13.50

RP:C1:13929
RP:13929
17

C1

202

KG

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London District '74' numeral. Letters misplaced right and low left. Cat.40. New!

10.00

RP:C1:13931
RP:13931
17

C1

202

OG

A VFU single on VERY BLUE paper, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled with a Leeds '447' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. NW Flaw, and letters misplaced low left. Cat.40. New!

10.00

RP:C1:13928
RP:13928
18

C1(2)

202

PA

A VFU single in a YELLOW-BROWN shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced right and low right, with the 'P' blind. Cat.50. New!

12.50

RP:C1:13927
RP:13927
17

C1

202

RH

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Weston-super-Mare '871' duplex. SE corner frame-line skewed SE, and letters misplaced low and low left. Cat.40. New!

10.00

RP:C1:13277
RP:13277
17

C1

202

SG

A FINE UNUSED IMPRIMATUR, with four close(NE)-to-VERY LARGE margins. NW Flaw, blur lower W, and 'S' misplaced low left. Cat.1300. 250.00
RP:C1:13681
RP:13681
17

C1

203

AI-BJ

A FU+ SCARCE BLOCK OF FOUR from this slightly SCARCER plate, mostly centred slightly low right, with FULL PERFS (rough perfs caused by blunt pins), cancelled with VERY SCARCE LONDON INLAND '47' TWIN numerals (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'). 'AI' and 'AJ' MISSING IMPRIMATURS; blurs between, and letters variously misplaced. Cat.350+. 85.00
RP:C1:13278
RP:13278
17

C1

203

QG

A SUPERB UNUSED IMPRIMATUR from this slightly SCARCER plate, with four LARGE-to-HUGE margins. NE corner frame-line extending E, SE ext E and S, blurs W and lower E, and letters misplaced low left. Cat.1300. 350.00
RP:C1:10812
RP:10812
17

C1

204

GJ

A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, centred a little high right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Scots numeral. WORN plate, with letters misplaced low left. Cat.250. 60.00  

RP:C1:9601
RP:9601
17

C1

204

PE

A FU+ used single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Hereford '357' numeral. 'P' blind. Cat.250. 50.00  

RP:C1:13933
RP:13933
17

C1(3)

204

QC

Ex D.FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul WITHAM), a FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, in a BRICK-RED shade, off-centre left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London District '73' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'D' - 'DIFFICULT'). NE corner frame-lines extending E and N (both slight), and letters misplaced low left and low. Cat.250+. New!

65.00

RP:C1:13932
RP:13932
17

C1

204

RI

Ex D.FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul WITHAM), a FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, centred somewhat low left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Stroud '757' numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: circular blur around 'I'; also NE corner frame-line extending N, and letters misplaced low right and left respectively. Cat.250+. New!

65.00

RP:C1:13279
RP:13279
17

C1

204

SG

A VERY FINE UNUSED IMPRIMATUR from this VERY SCARCE plate, with four good-to-LARGE even margins. Blur W, and letters misplaced low left. Cat.1300+. 425.00
RP:C1:13103
RP:13103
17

C1

R1

ED

From the stock of the late Donald FORBES-SMITH, a VFU single, centred a whisker right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a neat Plymouth '620' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Letters misplaced low right and low. Cat.40. 10.00
RP:C1:13102
RP:13102
17

C1

R1

KE

From the stock of the late Donald FORBES-SMITH, a VFU single, centred slightly left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Liverpool '466' numeral. Letters misplaced right and low right. Cat.40. 10.00
RP:C1:13104
RP:13104
17

C1

R1

PE

A VFU single, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a SCARCE WARRINGTON SPOON. CONSTANT VARIETY: TRL W; also 'P' blind, and 'E' misplaced low and tilted W. Cat.40++. 15.00
RP:C1:13101
RP:13101
17

C1

R1

TI

From the stock of the late Donald FORBES-SMITH, a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. 'T' misplaced high right. Cat.40. 10.00
RP:C1:11139
RP:11139
17

C1(5)

R2

CJ

A VFU single in the VERY SCARCE ORANGE-RED shade, centred slightly right, with FULL PERFS, lightly to left cancelled with a London District TWIN numeral, leaving much of the HEAD CLEAR. Letters misplaced low. Cat.375. 85.00  

RP:C1:13934
RP:13934
18

C1(2)

R2

LJ

A VFU single in a YELLOW-BROWN shade, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Blur NW, and letters misplaced low right. Cat.50. New!

12.50

RP:C1:13935
RP:13935
17

C1

R2

NF

A VFU single, centred slightly high right, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London Inland '1' numeral. 'F' misplaced low right. Cat.40. New!

10.00

RP:C1:13936
RP:13936
17

C1

R2

OJ

Ex D.FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul Witham), a VFU single in a deepish Red-brown shade approaching BRICK-RED, centred slightly high left, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Letters misplaced low left and low right, the 'J' with extended serif. Cat.40. New!

10.00

RP:C1:13939
RP:13939
17

C1va

R3

KB

A VFU single, centred slightly left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a BIRMINGHAM SPOON. 'K' misplaced right, and the 'B' with extended serif. Cat.40+. New!

10.00

RP:C1:13937
RP:13937
17

C1uc

R3

KE

A VFU single in a Red-brown shade with an ORANGE tint, WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a NEWTON ABBOT '567' numeral in DARK BLUE. Letters misplaced right and low left, with the W of SE slightly concave. Cat.95. New!

25.00

RP:C1:13938
RP:13938
17

C1

R3

LG

A VFU single, centred slightly right, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a Scots Inverness '183' numeral. Letters misplaced low and low left, the 'G' with extended serif. Cat.40. New!

10.00

RP:C1:13834
RP:13834
17

C1

R3

OF

A VFU+ single, centred a smidgeon low, with FULL PERFS, neatly cancelled centre right with a VERY SCARCE GOOLE (Yorks) '319' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'G' - 'VERY RARE), leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.40+. New!

15.00

RP:C1:6304
RP:6304
18

C1(2)

R3

RJ

A VF UNUSED single, in a YELLOW-BROWN shade with a distinct ORANGE tint, centred a whisker low right, with FULL PERFS, but no gum. Very faint vertical crease. 'R' recut large, and 'J' tilted W. Cat.360+. 75.00  

RP:C1:13942
RP:13942
17

C1

R4

NI

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an IRISH numeral. Letters misplaced left and right. Cat.50. New!

12.50

RP:C1:11089
RP:11089
17

C1(5)

R4

PK

From the stock of the late Donald FORBES-SMITH, a VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a FINE example of the VERY SCARCE ORANGE-RED shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a Scots numeral. Upper E recut and corner frame-line extending N, SE ext E, 'P' blurred, and 'K' misplaced low. Cat.375. 95.00  

RP:C1:13941
RP:13941
17

C1

R4

QB

A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred slightly left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London District '76' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'D' - 'DIFFICULT'). In a VERY WORN state of the plate, with SE corner frame-line extending E, and letters misplaced low left and left. Cat.50+. New!

13.50

RP:C1:13835
RP:13835
17

C1

R4

RB

A VFU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, cancelled centre right with a London Inland numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. NW corner frame-line extending W, and letters misplaced low and low left, the 'R' with extended serif. Cat.50. New!

13.50

RP:C1:13940
RP:13940
17

C1(3)

R4

TB

Ex D.FORBES-SMITH (plated by Paul Witham), a FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a FINE RICH DEEP BRICK-RED shade, off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a London Inland '3' numeral. 'T' tilted W, and 'B' misplaced low right with extended serifs. Cat.75+. New!

17.50

RP:C1:13944
RP:13944
17

C1

R5

RJ

A FU single in a strong Red-brown shade approaching BRICK-RED, off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an Edinburgh '131' numeral. Letters misplaced low right and low. Cat.35. New!

6.50

RP:C1:13943
RP:13943
17

C1

R5

SH

A FU+ single, centred rather low, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled with an indistinct English Provincial numeral. A LONG STAMP, with broader perfs either side at the base, in a WORN state of the plate, with the 'H' misplaced very low. Cat.35+. New!

6.50

RP:C1:13836
RP:13836
17

C1va

R6

BI

A VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a neat BELFAST SPOON. NE corner frame-line extending N (faint and slight), and 'B' tilted W. Cat.35+. New!

10.00

RP:C1:13132
RP:13132
17

C1

R6

KD

A VFU single on UNUSUALLY blue paper, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with an English Provincial numeral. Upper E recut, and letters misplaced low to centre, the 'K' with extended serif. Cat.40. 10.00
RP:C1:13946
RP:13946
17

C1(3)

R6

OH

A VFU single in a strong BRICK-RED shade, centred slightly high left, but with FULL PERFS, cancelled low right with a London District '72' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'E' - 'SCARCE'), leaving slender CLEAR PROFILE. Blurs E, and 'H' misplaced low left. Cat.75+. New!

19.50

RP:C1:13945
RP:13945
17

C1(3)ya

R6

PL

A FU+ single in a FINE RICH BRICK-RED shade, off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a 'CROSS' (Edinburgh) SCOTS LOCAL. NW corner frame-line extending W, 'P' blind, and 'L' misplaced high left. Cat.75+. New!

18.50

RP:C1:13839
RP:13839
17

C1

R6

QC

A VFU single in a Red-brown shade with an ORANGE tint, centred slightly high left, with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled high right with an English Provincial numeral, leaving much of the HEAD CLEAR. Letters misplaced low left. Cat.35. New!

8.50

SG22, SPEC.C2 (Die I Alph II, Small Crown, Perf.14) (with any matching C1s)
C:C2:1485
C:1485
22
*

C2

194

HB

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate in the SCARCE Small Crown, Perf.14 issue, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, on a tiny empty envelope from Shirley (Southampton) via Southampton central office to Godalming, Surrey on 3 May 1855, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Southampton '723' numeral (not tied but clearly belongs). Letters misplaced low right, with the 'B' tilted E. Cat.300++ (for single OFF COVER). 135.00
C:C2:1359
C:1359
22
*

C2

194

RF

A FU single from this VERY SCARCE C2 plate, UNUSUALLY WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, on entire Cullompton to London on 23 February 1855, an EARLY USE, rather heavily cancelled with a Cullompton '214' numeral. Lower E recut, and letters misplaced low right. Cat.300++ (SG price for OFF-COVER). 125.00
C:C2:1360
C:1360
22
*

C2

196

SA

A FU single from this RARE 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. Cat.500++ (SG price for OFF-COVER). 150.00
RP:C2:13788
RP:13788
22

C2

198

IJ-IL

A G-FU+ VERY SCARCE STRIP OF THREE from this SCARCE plate, off-centre high right, with FULL PERFS, but tiny tear by NW star of 'IK', cancelled with a FINE COMPLETE strike of the SCARCE LONDON INLAND '46' TWIN numeral. NW 6 o'clock Ray Flaw on all three, blur W on 'IK', and 'J', 'K', and 'L' misplaced low left, low left and low right. Cat.1050++. 250.00  

C:C2:1552
C:1552
22
*

C2

200

CA-CB

1855 1d Red-brown, a GU+ RARE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this VERY SCARCE plate in the SCARCE Small Crown, Perf.14 issue, UNUSUALLY WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, on entire front/large piece from London to Thatcham in 1855 (date on obverse only partial), but heavily cancelled with London Inland '40' numerals. Letters misplaced low left, low right, low and low. Cat.600++ (for two singles OFF COVER). 100.00
RP:C2:11795
RP:11795
22

C2

201

CG

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, somewhat heavily cancelled with a Ware '842' numeral. NW 6 o'clock Ray Flaw, NW Flaw, lower W recut and blurred, and blur upper E. Cat.250. 65.00  

RP:C2:13786
RP:13786
22

C2

201

PA

A FU+ single from this SCARCE plate, centred slightly low left, with FULL PERFS, UNUSUALLY cancelled with a MANUSCRIPT SIGNATURE. NW 6 o'clock Ray Flaw, 'P' blind, and letters misplaced right and low right. Cat.250. 55.00
RP:C2:9545
RP:9545
22

C2

201

TD-TE

A G-FU VERY SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this SCARCE plate, off-centre low right, but with mostly FULL PERFS (one short NE of 'TE'), but faint horizontal crease, cancelled with a SCARCE LONDON INLAND '47' TWIN numeral. TE: NW 6 o'clock Ray Flaw, and upper W recut; blurs above NW on both. Cat.500+. 85.00  

RP:C2:13782
RP:13782
22

C2(4)

202

AI

A FU+ single in a FINE example of the VERY RARE PLUM shade, centred slightly low right, with FULL PERFS, cancelled with a London Inland numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing a heavy blur W, and the 'A' misplaced right. Cat.1500. 350.00
RP:C2:12686
RP:12686
22

C2

202

IJ

A VFU single, centred a whisker high left, with FULL PERFS, cancelled high right with a London Inland numeral, leaving almost COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Letters misplaced low and left, with the'I'[ tilted E. Cat.100. 22.50  

RP:C2:13785
RP:13785
22

C2

202

NH

A FU+ single showing marked plate wear, UNUSUALLY WELL-CENTRED for these, with FULL PERFS, but corner crease NW, cancelled high right with a London Inland '11' numeral, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Letters misplaced low left, the 'H' with extended serif. Cat.75. 18.50
C:C2:1664
C:1664
22
*

C2

202

OI,PI

1855 1d Red-brown, two singles in a STRONG shade approaching BRICK-RED, one ('OI') VFU, 'PI' damaged, both WELL-CENTRED, 'OI' with FULL PERFS, on a clean ENTIRE (unusually folded with a flap into an envelope) from Bradford to London on 7 February 1855 (an EARLY USE), lightly cancelled with Bradford '107' numerals. 'OI': NE corner frame-line extending N, and letters misplaced low to centre; 'PI' letters misplaced low left. Cat.360+. New!

40.00

RP:C2:5316
RP:5316
22

C2

203

GA,GB,
HA,HB

A mostly FU set of four singles from this slightly SCARCER plate, which constitute in fact a REJOINED BLOCK OF FOUR, all off-centre low, with FULL PERFS (one or two minor perf faults), lightly cancelled with SCARCER HAY '347' numerals. Letters variously misplaced, and 'B' with extended serif on 'HB'. Cat.600+. 60.00  

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. Cat.475+. 125.00  

C:C2:1768
C:1768
22
*

C2

204

TG

1855 1d Red-brown, A FU single from this SCARCE plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, on a clean empty envelope from London to Birmingham on 25 July 1855, neatly cancelled (and just tied at right) with a London Inland '31' numeral. 'TOO LATE G.P.O.' on face, and an indecipherable London local Straight-line cancel on obverse, with usual departure and arrival stamps. 'G' misplaced low right. Cat.350++ (for single OFF COVER). New!

150.00

RP:C2:13749
RP:13749
22

C2

R2

JL

A VFU single, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, lightly cancelled with a London District '74' duplex. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with NE corner frame-line extending N (slight), and letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.100. 25.00
RP:C2:13789
RP:13789
22

C2

R5

QH-RI

A G-FU VERY SCARCE BLOCK OF FOUR, centred a little high, with FULL PERFS, but possible small tear (or just a scratch?) upper left of 'QH', cancelled with indistinct London Inland numerals. Letters variously misplaced. Cat.750. 125.00  

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