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1854-63 1d Red Perf 'Stars' SG16b-42 (Spec. CE2, C1-C13) on Cover

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Item No. SG/Spec Plate/Letters Description Price Key
1851-54 SG16b, SPEC.CE2 (Die I Alph I, Small Crown, Perf.16, Experimental Perforations by Henry Archer)
C:CE2:1388
C:1388
16b
*

CE2

98

LC

1851 1d Red-brown 'Archer Perf', a FU single from this RARE EXPERIMENTAL issue, 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
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. Cat.2100. New!

525.00

1854-55 SG17/22, SPEC.C1-C2 (Die I Alph II, Small Crown, Perf.16/14)
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. Cat.700++ (off cover). 250.00
C:C1:1531
C:1531
17
*

C1

173

AF

1854 1d Red-brown, a VFU single, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, on a neat empty ENVELOPE Exeter to Helston on 1 August 1854, cancelled with an Exeter '285' numeral. Also 'GREAT SHILHAY' UDC on obverse. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with letters misplaced right. Cat.60+. New!

16.50

C:C1:1557
C:1557
17
*

C1ya

175

JA

1854 1d Red-brown, a VFU single, centred well left, but with FULL PERFS, on a clean empty wrapper Edinburgh to Peebles on 17 November 1854, cancelled with a neat 'DUKE STREET' SCOTS LOCAL. Blur SE, and letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.60+. New!

18.50

C:C1:1492
C:1492
17
*

C1

180

EL

1854 1d Red-brown, a VFU single in a YELLOWISH shade, centred somewhat low right, but with FULL PERFS, on a London local ENTIRE LETTER of 21 June 1855, cancelled with a London District '73' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'D' - 'DIFFICULT'). 'PADDINGTON W.C.' London local mark on obverse. NW Flaw, and 'E' misplaced right. Cat.55+. 18.50
C:C1:1555
C:1555
17
*

C1

181

GH

1854 1d Red-brown, a VFU single, centred a little low, but with FULL PERFS, on a clean empty envelope Bruton to Marlborough on 16 January 1855, cancelled with an indistinct Bruton '948' numeral. NW corner frame-line extending W, and letters misplaced low left. Cat.60. New!

15.00

C:C1:1558
C:1558
17
*

C1

187

TD

1854 1d Red-brown, a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on neat empty envelope Birmingham to Worcester on 5 May 1855, cancelled with a Birmingham '75' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Letters misplaced left and low left. Cat.60+. New!

18.50

C:C1:1553
C:1553
17
*

C1

191

CI

1854 1d Red-brown, a VFU single, centred slightly left, but with FULL PERFS, on a clean empty envelope Huddersfield to Dewsbury on 9 January 1855, cancelled with a neat Huddersfield '367' numeral. NE corner frame-line extending E, and letters misplaced low left and right respectively. Cat.60+. New!

15.00

C:C1:1559
C:1559
17
*

C1va

R3

QJ

1854 1d Red-brown, a FU+ single, off-centre low right, but with FULL PERFS, on a clean empty envelope Chester to London on 23 August 1855, cancelled with two CHESTER SPOONS. 'Q' misplaced low left. Cat.60++. New!

25.00

C:C1:1102
C:1102
17
*

C1

R3

SH

1854 1d Red-brown, a FU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on neat small entire London to Settle on 16 May 1855, rather heavily cancelled with a London Inland '19' numeral. 'H' tilted E. Cat.55+. 12.50
C:C1:1554
C:1554
17
*

C1

R4

QD

1854 1d Red-brown, a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope Towcester to Prescot (Derby) on 25 March 1855, addressed to rhe Countess of Derby, cancelled with a smudged numeral. NE corner frame-line extending E, and letters misplaced low left and low. Cat.60+. New!

18.50

C:C1:1556
C:1556
17
*

C1

R5

TC

1854 1d Red-brown, a FU+ single, off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope Dublin to Warrington on 17 March 1855, cancelled with a DUBLIN '186' numeral. Letters misplaced right and low respectively. Cat.60+. New!

13.50

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

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU single from this VERY SCARCE plate in the SCARCE Small Crown, Perf.14 issue, 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

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU single from this RARE PLATE in the SCARCE Small Crown, Perf.14 issue, 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.400++ (SG price for OFF-COVER). 150.00
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). New!

100.00

C:C2:1334
C:1334
22
*

C2wc

202

AE

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU single from the SCARCE Small Crown, Perf.14 issue, off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope Edinburgh to Colinsburgh on 2 July 1855, cancelled and tied with an Edinburgh '131' numeral, and also cancelled and tied with the Colinsburgh RECEIVING STAMP IN GREEN. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with letters misplaced right and low respectively. Cat.160++ (but if the Green Receiver is interpreted as a green Town Cancel, could be deemed to be Cat.5000: in any event a RARE OCCURRENCE). 85.00
C:C2:1486
C:1486
22
*

C2(2)

R4

GJ

1855 1d Yellow-brown, a FU+ single from the SCARCE Small Crown, Perf.14 issue, in a nice YELLOW-BROWN shade, off-centre high right, but with FULL PERFS, on empty wrapper Bradford to Settle via Leeds on 10 August 1855, lightly cancelled with a Bradford '107' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, leaving slender CLEAR PROFILE within. Letters misplaced low left, with the 'J' tilted W. Cat.160+. 35.00
1855 SG24,21,26,-, SPEC.C3-6 (Die II Alph II, Small/Large Crown, Perf.14/16)
C:C3:1564
C:1564
24
*

C3

6

DH

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, on clean empty local Leamington Spa envelope of 5 November 1855, cancelled with a Leamington '444' numeral. 'H' misplaced high right. Cat.110. New!

27.50

C:C3:1588
C:1588
24
*

C3va

6

PC

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS (SE corner slightly rounded), on clean entire (an invoice to a druggist for, amongst other things, 3 gallons of 'boiled oil' - presumably for medicinal use!) from Liverpool to Machynlleth on 22 March 1855, cancelled with a FINE LIVERPOOL SPOON (Type B1, code R2). 'P' misplaced right. Cat.110+. New!

30.00

C:C3:1563
C:1563
24
*

C3

6

QE

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, on clean empty mourning envelope from London to Hastings on 4 July 1855, cancelled with a London Inland '35' numeral. Fine blue 'HACKNEY.N.' straight-line local on obverse. Cat.110+. New!

27.50

C:C3:1571
C:1571
24
*

C3

8

PA

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope from Yeovil to Dorchester on 17 July 1855, cancelled with an indistinct Yeovil '929' numeral. Heavy blur E, 'P' with small loop, and 'A' blind and misplaced low right. Cat.110. New!

27.50

C:C3:1537
C:1537
24
*

C3

9

OJ

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single, centred slightly low right, but with FULL PERFS, on tiny mourning envelope (containing personal letter to sister) from Deal to Edinburgh on 12 August 1855, cancelled with a Deal '240' numeral. Letters misplaced left. Cat.110. New!

27.50

C:C3:907
C:907
24
*

C3

9

QG

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single in a strong Red-brown shade approaching BRICK-RED (UNLISTED on C3), WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on a somewhat scruffy flimsy creased London local envelope of 7th July 1855, neatly cancelled with London Inland '40' numeral, with a faint but legible UNUSUAL 'TOOLEY ST' STRAIGHT-LINE in blue on the obverse. Happily the stamp is unaffected by the creasing apart from a minute wrinkle in the NE corner perf! Blur SW, and letters misplaced low and low left. Cat.110+. 22.50
C:C3:1576
C:1576
24
*

C3

10

FG

1855 1d Red-brown, a SUPERB USED single from this SCARCER C3 plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on clean entire (invoice for assorted ironmongery) from Bristol via Shrewsbury to Machynlleth on 11 September 1855, cancelled with a Bristol '134' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. Letters misplaced to centre. Cat.110++. New!

45.00

C:C3:1543
C:1543
24a
*

C3(2)

13

RK

1855 1d Deep Red-brown, a FU single from this SCARCE C3 plate, in the rather DIFFICULT DEEP RED-BROWN shade on very blue paper, centred rather high, but with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope from London to Staines(!) on 19 April 1856, somewhat enthusiastically cancelled with a London Inland '40' numeral. Blur SW, and 'R' misplaced right. Cat.275++ (single off cover). New!

65.00

C:C3:1548
C:1548
24
*

C3

19

EJ

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU single from this SCARCE C3 plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but weak (folded-over) corner perf NW, on entire letter (Caledonian Insurance Company renewal notice) from Edinburgh to Haddington on 30 November 1855, cancelled with an EDINBURGH ROLLER. Letters slightly low, with the 'J' tilted W. Cat.300++ (single off cover). New!

85.00

C:C4:961
C:961
21
*

C4

2

DE

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on neat envelope Dumfries to Keith (via Perth and Carlisle) on 4 September 1855, lightly cancelled with an indistinct Scots Dumfries '108' numeral. Letters misplaced low and low right. Cat.110+. 30.00
C:C4:1442
C:1442
21
*

C4

2

ID

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU+ single, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope from Nantwich (Cheshire) to Rye (Sussex) on 20 November 1855, cancelled with a RARE NANTWICH '538' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'G' - 'VERY RARE'). Letters misplaced right and low respectively. Cat.110++. 30.00
C:C4:1561
C:1561
21
*

C4

2

OB

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single, centred a little high left, but with FULL PERFS, on entire letter (receipt for a conveyance) from Pickering via York to London on 6 November 1855, cancelled with a neat Pickering '619' numeral. Letters misplaced low to centre. Cat.110. New!

27.50

C:C4:1544
C:1544
21
*

C4i

5

MG

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope from Wellington (Salop) to Leeds on 24 June 1855, cancelled with an incomplete Wellington '859' numeral. MINUTE 'G' and CONSTANT VARIETY: heavy blur SW; also 'M' tilted W, and 'G' misplaced left. Cat.175++ (as single off cover). New!

65.00

C:C4:1545
C:1545
21
*

C4

5

RK-RL

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU+ HORIZONTAL PAIR, centred a whisker high, with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope from Stirling to Torquay on 11 July 1855, cancelled with Stirling '308' numerals. Both MISSING IMPRIMATURS, with letters misplaced low right and high right on 'RK'. Cat.220++ (as two singles on cover). New!

45.00

C:C4:1294
C:1294
21
*

C4

6

AE

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, on cut-down entire (address removed) Kemberton, via Tewkesbury, to London on 9 July 1855, cancelled with a Tewkesbury '788' numeral. KEMBERTON UDC on obverse. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with 'E' tilted W. Cat.110+. 20.00
C:C4:1467
C:1467
21
*

C4(3)va

7

IG-IH

1855 1d Brick-red, a G-VFU HORIZONTAL PAIR in a fine DEEP BRIGHT example of the SCARCER BRICK-RED shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS apart from corner perf damage SE of 'IH', on empty envelope from Liverpool to Daventry on 10 May 1855, cancelled with LIVERPOOL SPOONS (Type A15 Code X). Blurs NW, NE and SE, 'I' tilted W, and 'G' misplaced left. Cat.220++. 50.00
C:C4:1541
C:1541
21
*

C4

7

IJ

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single from this SCARCER C4 plate, centred a little low, but with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope from Thornhill via Stirling to Glasgow on 8 January 1856, lightly cancelled with a Stirling '308' numeral. THORNHILL UDC on obverse. Blur outside NW, and 'J' misplaced low left. Cat.110+ (cheapest plate on cover). New!

32.50

C:C4:1483
C:1483
21
*

C4(3)

9

KK

1855 1d Brick-red, a FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in the SCARCER BRICK-RED shade, centred high right, with FULL PERFS, on empty London local envelope, rather heavily cancelled with an indistinct London District '73' duplex. Letters misplaced right and low left. Cat.110+. 28.50
C:C4:1542
C:1542
21
*

C4(3)

11

AJ

1855 1d Brick-red, a FU single from this SCARCE C4 plate, in a nice DEEP BRICK-RED shade, off-centre right, but with FULL PERFS, on empty London Local envelope (date indecipherable), cancelled with a London District '74' duplex. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, with W margin narrow, and letters misplaced to centre and tilted W. Cat.170++ (as single cheapest shade off cover). New!

50.00

C:C4:1589
C:1589
21
*

C4

12

DE

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single from this SCARCER C4 plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope to Llandovery on 11 October 1855, lightly cancelled centre right with an indecipherable English Provincial numeral, leaving much of the PROFILE CLEAR. Blurs E and SW, 'D' misplaced low right, and 'E' tilted W. Cat.110+. New!

35.00

C:C5:1520
C:1520
26
*

C5

1

KI

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single from the SCARCE Large Crown, Perf.16 issue (VERY SCARCE on cover), centred slightly right, with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope from TALIESIN (WALES) via Shrewsbury to London, lightly cancelled with a SHREWSBURY SPOON. TALIESIN UDC on obverse. A SCARCE WELSH usage. Letters misplaced low right and right. Cat.225+. New!

72.50

C:C5:1470
C:1470
26
*

C5

2

QG

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU single from the SCARCE Large Crown, Perf.16 issue (VERY SCARCE on cover), centred slightly high left, with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope (top flap missing) from London to WEXFORD (Ireland), rather heavily cancelled with a London Inland '12' numeral, arriving on 9 October 1855, receiving a green date-stamp on the obverse. Letters misplaced low left. Cat.225. 45.00
C:C5:1472
C:1472
26
*

C5

5

IL

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single from the SCARCE Large Crown, Perf.16 issue (VERY SCARCE on cover), centred a whisker low right, with FULL PERFS, on empty wrapper from DUNDALK to DUBLIN on 7-8 FEBRUARY 1856, lightly cancelled with a Dundalk '187' numeral. 'L' misplaced slightly high left. Cat.225+. 65.00
C:C5:1469
C:1469
26
*

C5

8

EK

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single from this SCARCER Large Crown, Perf.16 plate (all C5s VERY SCARCE on cover), WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope from Leeds to London on 17 March 1856, rather messily cancelled with a smudged numeral. 'E' misplaced low left. Cat.225+. 65.00
C:C6:1560
C:1560
-
*

C6

1

ID

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single, centred somewhat low, but with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope Scarborough to London on 13 September 1855, lightly cancelled with a Scarborough '693' numeral. Letters misplaced right and low right, with the 'I' tilted W. Cat.75. New!

18.50

C:C6:1562
C:1562
-
*

C6

4

SL

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single, centred slightly high, but with FULL PERFS, on empty London local envelope of 21 July 1855, lightly cancelled with a London District '77' numeral. Top frame-line weak over 'E' of 'POSTAGE', and letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.75. New!

18.50

C:C6:1567
C:1567
-
*

C6

6

BK

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU+ single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on empty Edinburgh local envelope of 7 May 1856, lightly cancelled with an indecipherable SCOTS LOCAL. 'K' misplaced high right. Cat.75+. New!

20.00

C:C6:1565
C:1565
-
*

C6

6

EI

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single, centred slightly right, with FULL PERFS, on family personal entire letter (neatly fashioned into an envelope) Scarborough to London on 16 September 1855, lightly cancelled with a Scarborough '693' numeral. Letters misplaced right. Cat.75. New!

18.50

C:C6:1546
C:1546
-
*

C6

6

RD-RE

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope Rochester to Gravesend on 27 October 1855, cancelled with Rochester '650' numerals. 'RD': letters misplaced right and low; 'RE': 'R' tilted W, and 'E' misplaced low right. Cat.150+ (two singles on cover). New!

35.00

C:C6:1566
C:1566
-
*

C6

6

RF

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on London local entire letter of 6 July 1855, cancelled with a neat London District '74' duplex. Blur SE, and letters misplaced right. Cat.75. New!

18.50

C:C6:1278
C:1278
-
*

C6

7

EB

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on a somewhat tired envelope Coleraine to Glasgow on 25 November 1855, cancelled with an IRISH COLERAINE '149' numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: scratch on lower loop of 'B', and also letters misplaced low to centre, and 'B' tilted W. Cat.75+. 22.50
C:C6:1568
C:1568
-
*

C6ya

7

GI

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU+ single in a rich shade approaching BRICK-RED, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, on Edinburgh local entire letter (brief invoice) of 21 April 1856, cancelled with a 'DUKE ST LEITH' SCOTS LOCAL. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR showing CONSTANT VARIETY: dot in 'E' of 'PENNY'; also blurs SW, and 'I' misplaced left and tilted W. Cat.75+. New!

25.00

C:C6:1569
C:1569
-
*

C6

7

NB

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single, centred a whisker left, with FULL PERFS, on slightly grubby empty envelope Nottingham (via Derby) to Stapleford (Notts) on 5 March 1856, cancelled with a Nottingham '583' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. 'B' misplaced left. Cat.75+. New!

18.50

C:C6:1570
C:1570
-
*

C6va

7

SD

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU+ single, off-centre high left, but with FULL PERFS, on clean entire (invoice for cordage)) Liverpool via Shrewsbury to Machynlleth on 21 August 1855, cancelled with a FINE LIVERPOOL SPOON (Type A16). Blur NE, and 'S' misplaced low left. Cat.75+. New!

20.00

C:C6:1572
C:1572
-
*

C6

8

FD

1855 1d Red-brown, a SUPERB USED single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on empty wrapper London via Worcester to Upton-on-Severn on 29 November 1855, lightly cancelled with a neat London Inland '12' numeral. Upper E blurred, and 'D' misplaced low left. Cat.75. New!

25.00

C:C6:1573
C:1573
-
*

C6

8

IK

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope Manchester to London on 27 January 1856, neatly cancelled with a Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing 'K' misplaced right (constant variety per Wiggins not visible). Cat.75. New!

18.50

C:C6:428
C:428
-
*

C6

8

SG-SH

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU+ HORIZONTAL PAIR, off-centre high, on long grubby wrapper London to Ludlow on 10th March 1856, cancelled with London Inland '19' numerals, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE on 'SG'. Cat.150+. 18.50
C:C6:1338
C:1338
-
*

C6(5)

9

EL

1855 1d Orange-brown, a VFU single in the SCARCE ORANGE-BROWN shade, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, on entire letter (a Standard Life Assurance Medical Officer's report) Market Harborough to London on 14 November 1855, cancelled with a Market Harborough '511' numeral. Letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.175++ (for shade off cover). 65.00
C:C6:1574
C:1574
-
*

C6

9

SI

1855 1d 'Red-brown', a VFU single in a most interesting shade, which to me looks like a creditable imitation of the unicorn-like LAKE-BROWN shade recently deleted from C3 (but see my notes on C3-C6 page), WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on empty wrapper Ottery St Mary to Exeter on 18 July 1855, cancelled with an Ottery St Mary '377' numeral. Blurs E and SW, and letters misplaced low and right respectively. Cat.75+. New!

20.00

C:C6:1575
C:1575
-
*

C6ya

9

TD

1855 1d Brick-red, a VFU single in an unlisted BRICK-RED shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on empty Edinburgh local wrapper of 17 November 1855, cancelled with a part 'HANOVER STREET' SCOTS LOCAL. NE corner frame-line extending E, and letters misplaced left and low left, with the 'T' tilted W. Cat.75+. New!

20.00

C:C6:1577
C:1577
-
*

C6

10

NA

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU single, WELL-CENTRED, with almost FULL PERFS, but rounded corner perf NW, on empty mourning envelope Kilmarnock to Edinburgh on 25 January 1856, cancelled with a part Kilmarnock '203' numeral, leaving much of the HEAD CLEAR. 'N' misplaced low left. Cat.75. New!

15.00

C:C6:1590
C:1590
-
*

C6

11

II

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU+ single, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope London to Margate on 24 January 1856, cancelled with a London Inland numeral. Blur W, and letters tilted W and E. Cat.75. New!

17.50

C:C6:1578
C:1578
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C6

11

LK-LL

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU+ SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope Keswick to Penrith on 30 December 1855, cancelled with neat Keswick '413' numerals. CONSTANT VARIETIES 'LK': dots below SE and SW; also letters variously misplaced (generally low). Cat.150+ (as two singles on cover). New!

32.50

C:C6:1484
C:1484
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C6

13

BB

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS (one or two slightly frayed on overlap at top edge of cover), on empty WRAPPER from Colchester to London on 29 January 1856, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a Colchester '210' numeral. Letters tilted E and W. Cat.75. 18.50
C:C6:1549
C:1549
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C6

14

LF

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU single, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, on clean empty wrapper from London to Rochester on 29 February 1856 (Leap Year!), cancelled with a London Inland '32' numeral. Heavy blurs E. Cat.75. New!

15.00

C:C6:1550
C:1550
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C6

15

LH

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single from this SCARCER plate, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, on empty London local envelope (date indecipherable), cancelled with a London District '75' duplex. Letters slightly low. Cat.75+ (as single cheapest plate on cover). New!

25.00

C:C6:1579
C:1579
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C6

15

MI

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, centred somewhat left, but with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope London to Evesham on 12 September 1855, cancelled with a London Inland '10' numeral. NE corner frame-line extending E. Cat.75+ (as single cheapest plate on cover). New!

20.00

C:C6:1584
C:1584
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C6(4)

16

AF

1855 1d Brown-rose, a SUPERB USED single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a LOVELY example of the SCARCER BROWN-ROSE shade, VERY WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on empty envelope London to Manchester on 26 March 1856, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a London Inland '23' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and SHORT STAMP, showing CONSTANT VARIETIES: marks NW (Statham says 'Re-entry') and burr-rub S; also letters misplaced right and tilted E. Cat.75++. New!

45.00

C:C6:1585
C:1585
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C6

16

GB

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, off-centre low left, but with FULL PERFS, on neat clean empty envelope Burton-on-Trent to London on 17 July 1856, cancelled with a Burton-on-Trent '152' numeral. Blur upper E, and 'G' misplaced low left. Cat.75+. New!

20.00

C:C6:1289
C:1289
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C6

16

IB

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single in a BRIGHT shade approaching BRICK-RED, centred slightly low left, with FULL PERFS, on entire letter London to Lincoln on 19 April 1856, cancelled with a London Inland '18' numeral. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing blur E, and letters misplaced high right and low right. Cat.75+. 18.50
C:C6:1591
C:1591
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C6

16

MA

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, wildly off-centre left, but with FULL PERFS, on neat clean empty envelope QUEENBOROUGH (Kent) via Sittingbourne to Chatham on 2 April 1856, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a neat VERY SCARCE QUEENBOROUGH '633' numeral (Parmenter RARITY 'F' - 'RARE'). 'A' misplaced right. Cat.75+. New!

25.00

C:C6:1586
C:1586
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C6

16

ND

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, WELL-CENTRED, but with one missing perf SW, on empty envelope LISNASKEA, IRELAND to THOMASTOWN, Co Kilkenny on 12 May 1856, cancelled with a LISNASKEA '306' numeral. 'N' tilted E, and WIDE 'D' misplaced low. Cat.75+. New!

18.50

C:C6:1581
C:1581
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C6

17

GL

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single from this slightly scarcer plate, in a distinctly YELLOWISH shade, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, on clean entire letter Crieff to Muthill on 29 July 1856, cancelled with a neat Scots Crieff '84' numeral. 'L' misplaced low right. Cat.75+. New!

20.00

C:C6:1580
C:1580
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C6

17

LD

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single from this slightly scarcer plate, centred slightly high, but with FULL PERFS, on empty wrapper London to GOREY (Co Wexford), IRELAND on 8 July 1856, cancelled with a London Inland '13' numeral. 'L' misplaced low right, and 'D' tilted W. Cat.75+. New!

20.00

C:C6:1547
C:1547
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C6

17

TE

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single from this slightly scarcer plate, centred slightly high, but with FULL PERFS, on clean empty envelope to Chesterfield on 16 February 1856, cancelled with an indecipherable English Provincial numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot below SW, and 'E' misplaced low. Cat.75+ (as single cheapest plate on cover). New!

20.00

C:C6:1539
C:1539
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C6

18

DB

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single from this SCARCE C6 plate, centred a whisker left, with FULL PERFS (one slightly short upper E), on clean empty mourning envelope from Newcastle (Staffs) to Stafford on 19 June 1856, cancelled with an indistinct Newcastle '546' numeral. Letters misplaced right and high left. Cat.180++ (single off cover). New!

75.00

C:C6:1228
C:1228
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C6

19

BE-BH

1855 1d Red-brown, a G-VFU VERY SCARCE STRIP OF FOUR from this SCARCER C6 plate, WELL-CENTRED, mostly with FULL PERFS but some trimmed on 'BE', on flimsy entire letter Manchester to LE HAVRE on 17 May 1856, cancelled with Manchester '498' SIDEWAYS DUPLEXES. CONSTANT VARIETY on 'BH': dot on 'E' of 'PENNY'. Cat.440++. 100.00
C:C6:906
C:906
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C6

19

IF

1855 1d Red-brown, a FU+ single from this SCARCE C6 plate, centred somewhat low left, with FULL PERFS, on a neat blue envelope London to Uxbridge on 20th February 1856, cancelled with London Inland '23' numeral. Letters misplaced high right and tilted E. Cat.110++ (as single OFF COVER). 35.00
C:C6:1540
C:1540
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C6

19

QB

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low left, with FULL PERFS, on clean empty mourning envelope from Eastbourne via London to THOMASTOWN (Ireland) on 29 April 1856, cancelled with an Eastbourne '271' numeral. Blur upper E, and letters misplaced left and high left. Cat.110++ (single off cover). New!

45.00

C:C6:1551
C:1551
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C6ya

20

RH

1855 1d Red-brown, a VFU single from this SCARCER plate, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, on brief entire Edinburgh local letter of 25 July 1856, cancelled with a 'PITT STREET' SCOTS LOCAL. 'POSTED SINCE 7 LAST NIGHT' on obverse. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot SE; also blur SW, and 'H' misplaced high right. Cat.100++ (single off cover). New!

40.00

1855 SG-, SPEC.C7 (Die II Alph III, Abnormal Small Crown, Perf.14)
C:C7:1336
C:C7:1336

RPS CERT
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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... Cat.2500 as a C7 on cover, but also cat.5000 as any (cheapest issue) 1d star on cover cancelled with a green town cancel. 1250.00

 

1856 SG29-33, SPEC.C8 (shades) (Die II Alph III, Large Crown, Perf.14 on blued paper)
C:C8:1315
C:1315
29
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C8uc

36

OI

1856 1d Red-brown, a GU+ single, off-centre high, and with minor perf faults, on Bishop's Castle (Shropshire) local envelope of January 1857, cancelled with a smudged but just decipherable RARE BISHOP'S CASTLE '82' numeral in GREEN, with Bishop's Castle backstamp in the same colour. Base of SW recut, and 'I' misplaced low. Cat.1500+. 150.00
1856 SG37, SPEC.C8A (Die II Alph III, Large Crown, Perf.14, Red-brown on White Paper)
1857 SG-, SPEC.C9 (Die II Alph III, Large Crown, Perf.14, Transitional shades on Unblued paper)
C:C9:1200
C:1200
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C9(4)

27

AK

1857 1d Transitional Pale Rose on Unblued paper, a VFU single from this SCARCER Transitional plate, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, off-centre left, but with FULL PERFS, on small empty Edinburgh local envelope of 1 September 1857, cancelled with a SCARCE EDINBURGH ROLLER, with FINE POSTED SINCE 7.20 LAST NIGHT backstamp. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing GOTHIC 'K', and E margin narrow and blurred. Cat.160+. 45.00
C:C9:1459
C:1459
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C9(4)

27

JG

1857 1d Transitional Pale Rose on Unblued paper, a FU+ single from this slightly SCARCER Transitional plate, in a Savoy Street PALE ROSE shade, off-centre low, but with FULL PERFS, on neat empty envelope Barnstaple to Haverfordwest on 5 July 1857, cancelled with a Barnstaple '50' numeral, an EARLY USE of the later Type 2 3HOS, only sent out to the Barnstaple office on 23 JUNE 1857. Upper W weak, and 'J' tilted W. Cat.140+. 37.50
C:C9:1599
C:1599
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C9(4)

34

CL

1857 1d Transitional Pale Rose on Unblued paper, a FU single, in a Savoy Street PALE ROSE shade, centred a whisker left, with FULL PERFS, but tiny flaw NE (caused by filing fold), on small entire letter (chasing a debt!) Hull to Macclesfield on 7 May 1857, cancelled with a HULL SPOON (SCARCE TYPE 'B', CODE 'F'). 'L' misplaced low right. Cat.140+. New!

35.00

C:C9:1493
C:1493
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C9(3)

35

DL

1857 1d Transitional Pale Red on Unblued paper, a GU single from this SCARCER Transitional plate, in a Pre-fire PALE RED (UNUSUALLY pale) shade, off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, on ENTIRE LETTER London to Bradford (Wilts) on 26 April 1857, heavily cancelled with a London Inland '21' numeral. Letters misplaced low right. NOTE: though this unusually pale shade looks more Pale Rose than Pale Red, Plate 35 was not at press at Savoy Street. Cat.225+ (for single OFF COVER). 25.00
C:C9:1344
C:1344
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C9(2)

36

OK-PK

1857 1d Transitional Red-Orange on Unblued paper, a VFU+ SCARCE VERTICAL PAIR in a LOVELY example of the VERY SCARCE PRE-FIRE RED-ORANGE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on entire letter London to Hull on 29 July 1857 (LATE USE of a PRE-FIRE shade), neatly cancelled with London Inland '16' numerals. E margin narrow and blurred; 'PK': 'K' tilted E. Cat.800+ (pro rata cheapest shade on cover). 200.00
C:C9:1342
C:1342
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C9(4)

36

QJ

1857 1d Transitional Pale Rose on Unblued paper, a VFU+ single in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on long narrow empty wrapper QUEENSTOWN, IRELAND to London on 26 May 1857, addressed to MAJOR THE HONBLE SOMERSET CALTHORPE, lightly cancelled with an IRISH QUEENSTOWN '157' numeral. Letters misplaced low, with the curl of the 'Q' broken. Cat.140+. 42.50
C:C9:1518
C:1518
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C9(4)

36

SJ,TI

1857 1d Transitional Pale Rose on Unblued paper, TWO VFU singles, in a Savoy Street PALE ROSE shade, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, on neat empty wrapper London to Halifax on 7 May 1857, cancelled with London Inland '14' numerals. Straight-line 'BLOOMSBURY' on obverse. 'T' misplaced high right, and both letters tilted E. Cat.280+. 65.00
C:C9:1343
C:1343
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C9(3)

37

DH,DI

1857 1d Transitional Pale Rose on Unblued paper, a VFU-VFU+ SCARCE PAIR OF SINGLES in the SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, both WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on entire letter London to Hull on 18 May 1857, cancelled with London Inland '15' numerals, 'DH' presumably applied as a LATE FEE. 'DH': NE corner frame-line extending E, letters misplaced right, and E of SW concave; 'DI': lower E frame-break, and NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw. Cat.280+. 75.00
C:C9:1489
C:1489
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C9(4)

37

ND

1857 1d Transitional Pale Rose on Unblued paper, a GU+ single from this Transitional plate, in an EARLY Savoy Street PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, but corner damage SE, on neat empty envelope Plymouth to Cardiff on 12 May 1857, lightly cancelled with a neat Plymouth '620' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. CONSTANT VARIETY: 'N' with extended top right serif; also lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and blur outside NW. Cat.140+. 20.00
C:C9:1139
C:1139
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C9(3)

37

SB

1857 1d Transitional Pale Red on Unblued Paper, a FU+ single in a PRE-FIRE PALE RED, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on entire letter London to Bradford (Wilts) on 30 September 1857 (LATE USE of a pre-fire shade), cancelled with a smudged London Inland numeral (London MX backstamp in RED). DOUBLE LETTER 'B', and also letters misplaced left and right. Cat.140+. 30.00
C:C9:1375
C:1375
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C9(4)

38

DI

1857 1d Transitional Pale Rose on Unblued paper, a FU+ single in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, on clean empty envelope Derby to Bakewell (via Chesterfield) on 22 August 1857, cancelled with a Derby '242' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. MISSING PERF PIN 'I.3' (VARIETY 13). Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'D' tilted left. Cat.140+. 35.00
C:C9:1383
C:1383
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C9(3)

38

QC

1857 1d Transitional Pale Red on Unblued paper, a FU+ single in a mid-period SAVOY STREET PALE RED shade approaching Rose-red, centred low, with FULL PERFS, on entire London to Tavistock on 18 August 1857, cancelled with a London Inland '23' numeral. WORN PLATE, lower E frame-break, and 'C' misplaced slightly right. Cat.140+. 32.50
C:C9:1370
C:1370

RPS CERT
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C9(4)

40

NH

1857 1d Transitional Pale Rose on Unblued Paper, a VFU single from this RARE PLATE, in a SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on an empty wrapper Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Sunderland on 14 July 1857, neatly cancelled with a Newcastle '545' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. Sunderland arrival stamp on obverse (same day!). A good example of the 'THIN AND GRITTY' INK complained about by contemporary authorities. CONSTANT VARIETY: small vertical scratch in top left of 'H' square. Also lower E frame-break and 'H' misplaced right. RPS CERTIFICATE. Cat.450++ (for single OFF COVER). 225.00
C:C9:1600
C:1600
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C9(4)

43

JG-JH

1857 1d Transitional Pale Rose on Unblued paper, a VFU SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR, in a Savoy Street PALE ROSE shade, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on long empty wrapper Liverpool to London on 7 July 1857, cancelled with TWO FINE LIVERPOOL SPOONS ((Type C3 Recut, Code R3). Lower E frame-break on both, also 'JG': 'G' misplaced right, and 'JH': letters misplaced right and high left. Cat.280+. New!

75.00

C:C9:1302
C:1302
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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. Cat.400++ (SG price for OFF COVER). 200.00
C:C9:1528
C:1528
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C9(2)

46

QI

1857 1d Transitional Red-orange on Unblued paper, a FU single from this SCARCER plate, in the SCARCE PRE-FIRE RED-ORANGE shade, centred rather low right, but with FULL PERFS (minor perf corner bend NW), on clean empty envelope Chesterfield to Bakewell on 30 March 1857, cancelled with a Chesterfield '186' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. 'I' misplaced high right with extended serif. Cat.200++ (as single of this shade OFF COVER). New!

65.00

C:C9:1366
C:1366
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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. Cat.425++ (SG price for OFF COVER). 250.00
C:C9:1374
C:1374
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C9(3)

49

HB

1857 1d Transitional Pale Red on Unblued Paper, a FU single from this RARE PLATE, in an UNUSUALLY INTENSE mid-period SAVOY STREET PALE RED shade (approaching the later Savoy Street Rose-red shades), off-centre left, but with FULL PERFS, on clean empty Hull local wrapper of 22 June 1857, cancelled with a FINE HULL SPOON (TYPE 'C' RECUT). Lower E frame-break. Cat.425++ (SG price for basic shade OFF COVER). 175.00
C:C9:1269
C:1269

RPS CERT
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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. Cat.850++ (for two SINGLES OFF COVER). 425.00
C:C9:1385
C:1385

RPS CERT
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C9(3)

49

MH

1857 1d Transitional Pale Red on Unblued Paper, a VFU single from this RARE PLATE, in a mid-period SAVOY STREET PALE RED shade (with RPS CERTIFICATE, which states that it is in a PALE ROSE shade, with which I disagree), WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on clean empty wrapper London to Hull on 25 June 1857, cancelled with a London Inland '19' numeral, leaving some CLEAR PROFILE within. Lower E frame-break, 'M' with extended serifs, and 'H' misplaced right. Cat.425++ (SG price for OFF COVER). 225.00
C:C9:1364
C:1364
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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. Cat.850++ (SG price for two singles OFF COVER). 350.00
C:C9:1373
C:1373
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C9(4)

49

TH

1857 1d Transitional Pale Rose on Unblued Paper, a FU+ single from this RARE PLATE, in a LOVELY early SAVOY STREET PALE ROSE shade, centred slightly high, with FULL PERFS, on empty wrapper Woburn to London on 13 August 1857, cancelled with an indistinct but legible SCARCE WOBURN '906' numeral (Parmenter Rarity 'E' - 'SCARCE'). Lower E frame-break, and 'T' misplaced right. Cat.425++ (SG price for OFF COVER). 175.00
1857 SG40/41, SPEC.C10 (Die II Alph III, Large Crown, Perf.14, Rose-red shades on White paper)
C:C10:1256
C:1256
40
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C10ya

37

LH

1857 1d Rose-red, a VFU+ single from this DIFFICULT plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on neat small Edinburgh local mourning envelope of 1 October 1857, cancelled with a 'CROSS' (Edinburgh) SCOTS LOCAL, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. On the obverse is a neat SCARCE 'POSTED SINCE 7 LAST NIGHT' mark. Lower E frame-break, NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'L' misplaced right, with the E of SW concave. Cat.70++. 25.00
C:C10:1046
C:1046
40
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C10

41

TB

1857 1d Rose-red, a VFU single from this SCARCER plate, very off-centre high, but with FULL PERFS, on small clean mourning envelope Aberdeen to Glasgow on 4 July 1863, lightly cancelled with an Aberdeen duplex. Poor centering reveals part of the MARGINAL INSCRIPTION. Lower E frame-break, and 'T' misplaced right. Cat.25+. 10.00
C:C10:1014
C:1014
40
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C10ub

43

HG

1857 1d Rose-red, a FU+ single, centred somewhat left, with FULL PERFS, on entire Goole to London on 3 September 1859, cancelled with a RARE GOOLE '319' numeral in DEEP BLUE. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing all serifs of 'H' meeting. Cat.750+. 125.00
C:C10:1043
C:1043
41
*

C10(4)

48,61

TF,FF

1857 1d Deep Rose-red, two FU singles from DIFFERENT PLATES, both WELL-CENTRED, but with minor perf faults and some oxidisation, on slightly grubby empty wrapper London to Leominster on 18 November 1862, cancelled with a SCARCE LONDON INLAND '46' TWIN numeral. Plate 48: Lower E frame-break, and NE 1 o'clock Ray Flaw; Plate 61: W 'F' misplaced right, and E 'F' tilted W. MOST UNUSUAL... Cat.70++. 15.00
C:C10:1453
C:1453
40
*

C10

55

EE-EF

1857 1d Rose-red, a F-VFU HORIZONTAL PAIR, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, but some toning and scuffing NE of 'EF', on empty mourning envelope Torquay to Dorchester on 3 September 1857, cancelled with Torquay '805' SIDEWAYS DUPLEXES. 'EE': W 'E' extend serif, and E 'E' misplaced right; 'EF': lower E frame-break (UNUSUAL on this plate). The date of this useage suggests an early C10 printing, probably from the final weeks of printing at Savoy Street. Cat.46+. 12.50
C:C10:1598
C:1598
41
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C10(4)

57

MJ

1857 1d Deep Rose-red, a FU+ single, in a DEEP ROSE-RED shade, off-centre right, but with FULL PERFS, on clean empty envelope Nottingham to Alfreton (via Eastwood) on 31 AUGUST 1857, cancelled with a Nottingham '583' SIDEWAYS DUPLEX. This is a VERY EARLY use of Plate 57, one of the first printings off the Fleet Street presses after the return fron Savoy Street. The shade is distinctive, and has been observed in the final printings from Savoy Street. W margin narrow, and 'J' tilted W. Cat.23++. New!

15.00

C:C10:1020
C:1020
40
*

C10

59

OB

1857 1d Rose-red, a VFU single, centred slightly low, with FULL PERFS, on empty wrapper Leeds to London on 16 February 1858, cancelled with a neat Leeds '447' duplex. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot left of 'B', also lower E frame-break, and 'B' misplaced high right. Cat.23+. 7.50
C:C10:1022
C:1022
40
*

C10

60

NH

1857 1d Rose-red, a VFU single, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on small London local envelope of 25 January 1861, lightly cancelled with a neat London 'S.W.21' duplex. Small 'H' with top serifs meeting. Cat.23+. 7.50
C:C10:1498
C:1498
40
*

C10

R17

RD

1857 1d Rose-red, a VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, in a PALE Rose-red shade, centred slightly high, but with FULL PERFS, on neat cover front London to Moffat on 8 October 1863, cancelled with a LONDON INLAND '87' TRIAL DUPLEX (Parmenter Rarity 'E' - 'SCARCE'). Blur SW, and 'R' misplaced low right. Cat.30+. 12.50
C:C10:1497
C:1497
40
*

C10

R17

TA

1857 1d Rose-red, a VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, centred slightly low, but with FULL PERFS, on neat tiny envelope Plymouth to Whitby on 16 June 1862, lightly cancelled with a Plymouth '620' duplex. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR, showing E margin blurred (slight), and 'T' tilted W. Cat.30+. 10.00
1857 SG36, SPEC.C11 (Die II Alph III, Large Crown, Provisional Perf.16)
C:C11:1479
C:1479
36
*

C11

55

FK

1857 1d Rose-red, a VFU single from the SCARCE LARGE CROWN, Perf.16 issue, centred a whisker low, with FULL PERFS, on ENTIRE LETTER Buckie to Lossiemouth via Elgin on 12 July 1858, cancelled with a Scots Buckie '19' numeral. CONSTANT VARIETY: dots to the right of the 'K'. Also 'F' misplaced high, and 'K' tilted E. Cat.160+. 45.00
1861 SG42, SPEC.C12 (Die II Alph IV, Large Crown, Perf.14, Experimental Hand-engraved Check-letters)
1862 SG-, SPEC.C13 (Die II Alph II, Large Crown, Perf.14, Provisional issue of Reserve Plates 15 & 16)
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AH

1862 1d Rose-red, a VFU single from this ALPHABET II plate, WELL-CENTRED, with FULL PERFS, on neat small envelope Chippenham to Melksham, via Malmesbury, on 11 March 1863, cancelled with a Chippenham '191' duplex. A MISSING IMPRIMATUR and 'A' Row SHORT STAMP. Letters misplaced low (typical of this plate). Cat.70. 16.50

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