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1840 1d. Mulready envelope (A177) sent from GUERNSEY to CORNWALL with a perfect, bright red maltese cross.
Neat Guernsey despatch cds for JY.13.40. Few Mulreadies known from Guernsey. A very choice item (..
SG Number: SGME2
£2,250.00
1840 1d. Mulready envelope A298 - the very rare stereo - probably unique. Superb unused.
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SG Number: SGME2
£550.00
1842 1d. Mulready envelope A151, neatly cancelled contrary to regulations by a nice, black maltese cross.
Sent from London to Broadway, Worchestershire. Attractive and uncreased. Dated 19.AP.42. ..
SG Number: SGME2
£375.00
1843 1d. Pink. DUBLIN Maltese Cross.
Superb strike  of the distinctive MC on cover addressed to DERNOCK with a Ballymoney transit..
£350.00
1845 1d. Pink envelope, 905 numeral of Wolverhampton to Cheltenham, with a superb strike of the rare "Missent To/ Railway Post Office" in black.
Dated 25.Nov.1845. Excellent quality. Rare Railway cover.  ..
£1,500.00
1857 TORPHINS Scots Local in green; Banchory to Old Aberdeen.
Two strikes, one on reverse, the other in conjunction with '35' numeral. ..
SG Number: SG29
£495.00
1861 1d. “Stars” Plates 36 & 46. Remarkable envelope with 12 stamps affixed…
six on the front and six on the reverse – sent from DUBLIN to OHIO, USA cancelled by the “186” du..
£175.00
1879 Tender Essay for the 1d. Value. Perkins Bacon Surface Printed Essays Engraved by W Ridgeway. ‘Grenada’ Large Head Plate Proof.
Imperforate horizontal pair printed in orange (KI - KJ) on ungummed white paper without watermark..
£190.00
1879 Tender Essay for the 1d.Value. Perkins Bacon Surface Printed Essays Engraved by W Ridgeway. ‘Grenada’ Large Head Plate Proof.
Imperforate horizontal pair printed in blue (KG – KH) on ungummed white paper without watermark. ..
£190.00
1879 TENDER ESSAY – for the 1d. Perkins Bacon Surface Printed Essays Engraved by W Ridgeway.
Imperforate se-tenant strip of four designs printed in Purple-brown on cream gummed paper without..
£120.00
1880 Proposed Issue – LAND REGISTRY. Hand Painted Essays – £5 Value. Second Series.
Produced by De La Rue staff artists amended from the original Land Transfer essays. The original ..
£595.00
1880 Proposed Issue – LAND REGISTRY. Hand Painted Essays – £5. Value.
The original proposal in 1874 for Land Transfer stamps did not materialise and in 1880 a new prop..
£595.00
1880 TENDER ESSAY – for the ½d. 1d. 1½d. and 2d. Values. Perkins Bacon Surface Printed Essays Engraved by W Ridgeway.
Imperforate Plate 1a (Fisher) printed se-tenant in deep dull blue on cream gummed paper without w..
£1,250.00
1880 Tender Essays. Perkins Bacon Surface Printed Essays Engraved by W Ridgeway.
Imperforate Sheetlet of 24 comprising ½d. x12, 1½d. x6 and 2d. x6 printed in a Venetian-red shade..
£1,600.00
1884 De La Rue embossing trials for security printing - three superb die proofs.
Depicting A: an angel and a palm tree, B: Ceres offering wheat and C: Britannia engraved by F. Ha..
£450.00
1908 Junior Philatelic Society Envelope. Proof printed in black on thin white glazed card.
Issued to commemorate the introduction of the 1d. postage rate to the USA 8th. October 1908. Supe..
£275.00
A re-printed composite proof plate of seven different QV heads.
The work of Ridgeway, Chalon and Humphries, including incomplete Tasmania New South Wales and For..
£475.00
c.1911 De La Rue, large format Britannia head dummy stamp in miniature sheetlet of 6, in green and red., without shading around the head.
On gummed chalky paper. Manuscript "B". Superb. ..
SG Number: SG435
£750.00
c.1923 Harrison & Sons, London, cut down page from a sample booklet for use by Harrison reps of two blocks of 10 plus matching bromide blocks, in pale blue and deep blue.
Printed from cylinders by the Dutch firm Nederlandsche Rotogravure Maatschappij of Leiden - note ..
£575.00
SG008 - 1841 1d. Red-brown.(JH).  Chudleigh to Exeter.
Neat black MC tying the stamp and a fine 'No1' receiving house addtionally tying. Attractive and ..
SG Number: SG8
£650.00
SG034 1855 2d. Blue. Pl.5 (LI). LC. P.14.
Mourning envelope from GOREY to DUBLIN cancelled by the "243" numeral in green ink. Reverse with ..
SG Number: SG34
£495.00
SG043 1864 1d. Rose-red.Pl.125, six examples to Syria.
cancelled five times by London S.W '49' duplex, dated FE.2.71 and addressed to ‘Beyrout, Syria'..
SG Number: SG43
Plate No.: 125
£850.00
SG048 - 1870 ½d. Rose-red. (LS). Lovely WOODBRIDGE c.d.s.
Exceptionally fine used tied to piece by a OC. 7. 78. c.d.s. ..
SG Number: 48
Plate No.: 15
£60.00
SG048 1874 ½d. Rose-red (EK).
Superb used on small piece cancelled by a cracking SPILSBY c.d.s. for AP. 24. 76. ..
SG Number: SG48
Plate No.: 11
£50.00
SG086 - 1862 9d. Bistre. Pl.2 (SH). Wmk Emblems. “SPECIMEN” Type 6.
Unmounted o.g. right hand wing marginal… slight bend at top, nevertheless a lovely fresh, well ce..
SG Number: SG86
£395.00
SG102 1867 3d. Deep rose, plate 8. FG - GH, superb cds used block of 4. Great colour and neat Castle Blayney cds's.
Dated OC.7.72 (Mon). Attractive Irish use.  ..
SG Number: SG102
Plate No.: 8
£275.00
SG103 1867 3d. Rose, plate 8, RL. Superb used, neat upright Stafford cds for OC.14.72. Choice!
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SG Number: SG103
Plate No.: 8
£75.00
SG109 1869 6d. Mauve Pl.8 (CH). Without Hyphen. Superb fancy “zig-zag” cancel.
LONDON Chief Office Examiner and Inspectors mark. Stunning.  ..
SG Number: SG109
Plate No.: 8
£190.00
SG111 1867 9d. Pale straw, LC. A superb cds example. Neat upright Bedale cancel. Attractive.
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SG Number: SG111
£275.00
SG112 1867 10d. Red-brown, QJ. Superb used, neat Falkirk cds for MR.15.72.
A handsome stamp.  ..
SG Number: SG112
£325.00
SG114 1867 10d. Deep red-brown, EF, superb used. Huntingdon cds, excellent deep colour. A very tricky stamp!
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SG Number: SG114
£350.00
SG117 1871 1/- Green, plate 6, CF. Superb used, Macroom, Co Cork cds for JY.11.72.
Nice Irish use.  ..
SG Number: SG117
Plate No.: 6
£60.00
SG117 1871 1s. Green Pl.5 (HI - IL). Superb used left wing marginal block of eight cancelled by cracking WALKER c.d.s’s.
 Delightful multiple.  ..
SG Number: SG117
Plate No.: 5
£395.00
SG122 1872 6d. Deep chestnut, plate 11, MA. Superb Lenoxtown, East Dumbartonshire, cds.
Dated MY.11.72. Excellent colour, very pretty!  ..
SG Number: SG122
Plate No.: 11
£135.00
SG122a 1872 6d. Chestnut Pl.11 (IG). Salisbury “683” Experimental Handstamp - Without Pins.
Very Fine Example… The Experimental Pins Were Removed When It Was Found The Envelope & Conten..
SG Number: SG122a
Plate No.: 11
£210.00
SG124a 1872 6d. Pale Chestnut (SG). Wmk Spray. Imprimatur.
Very fine o.g. example of the 'Abnormal' printing. A rare item. ..
SG Number: SG124a
Plate No.: 12
£2,950.00
SG125 1873 6d. Grey pl. 12, HG. Superb cds, Lombard Street July 4th 1873.
Rare stamp.  ..
SG Number: SG125
Plate No.: 12
£250.00
SG125 1873 6d. Grey Pl.12 (PC). Exceptionally fine used cancelled solely by a full crisp strike of the red “PD” in oval.
Scarce use ..
SG Number: SG125
Plate No.: 12
£340.00
SG128 1878 10s Greenish-Grey Pl.1 (DF - DG). Wmk. Maltese Cross. Remarkable used bottom left corner marginal pair with inscription…
cancelled by Registered ovals. Extremely rare genuine postal use – most of these high values were..
SG Number: SG128
Plate No.: 1
£6,500.00
SG14 1841 2d. Blue, plate 3, FE-FF. Single 569 numeral, contrary to regulations - North allerton, Yorkshire.
A handsome pair with good margins.  ..
SG Number: SG14
Plate No.: 3
£650.00
SG14 1843 2d. Blue pl. 3, TC. Superb used on a very neat cover, Ulverston to Kendal, Bank of Westmorland correspondence.
Neat black mc leaving a clear profile. Very scarce so fine.  ..
SG Number: SG14
Plate No.: 3
£450.00
SG144 1875 3d. Pale rose, plate 17, KC. Very fine used example, Belfast cds for ?.22.1875.
Scarce. RPS cert.  ..
SG Number: SG144
Plate No.: 17
£130.00
SG147 1878 6d. Grey, plate 16, TJ. Superb cds, Norwich OC.02.78. Rare so fine.
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SG Number: SG147
Plate No.: 16
£135.00
SG150 1875 1/- Green, plate 12, HF. Superb cds used, Halesworth, SP.21.75. Appealing!
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SG Number: SG150
Plate No.: 12
£225.00
SG151 1880 1/- Orange-brown, plate 13, TL. Watermark Spray. A brilliant used example.
Crisp upright Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, Dec.22.80. Stunning! (Cat. £700 + 100%) ..
SG Number: SG151
Plate No.: 13
£650.00
SG152 1876 4d. Pale red-brown, plate 15, AF. Imperforate colour trial, overprinted Specimen tyoe 8.
On gummed, watermarked paper. Very fine, original gum. Cat. £450. C/T.  ..
SG Number: SG152
Plate No.: 15
£300.00
SG153, SG156 & SG48 1878 St. Andrews to New York, USA. Franked 1/ 1/2d.. (five times the 2 1/2d. letter rate).
Paid by 1/2d., 4d. Sage green and 8d. Orange, dated Dec.18.78. NY arrival for 29 Dec 1878. A supe..
SG Number: SG156
£1,500.00
SG157 1881 2½d. Blue Pl.21 (FA). French Handstamp. Exceptionally fine used cancelled by the ANGL. B. M.  LA HAVRE octagon in red.
In all probability used on “Late” mail from the Channel Islands. A particularly scarce French pos..
SG Number: SG157
Plate No.: 21
£250.00
SG157 1881 2½d. Blue Pl.22 (MA). French Handstamp - ST MALO. Double ring c.d.s.
Superb example… the Anglo-French Postal Convention of 1856 allowed for the transport of letters b..
SG Number: SG157
Plate No.: 22
£160.00
SG157 1881 2½d. Blue Pl.22 (NH - NI). Horizontal pair cancelled by a single strike of the oval five barred parcel handstamp.
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SG Number: SG157
Plate No.: 22
£50.00
SG159 1883 3d. on 3d. Lilac, OF. Superb used, Peel Causeway cds (Hale in Cheshire).
Dated DE.24.83. ..
SG Number: SG159
Plate No.: 21
£135.00
SG163 1884 Nice combination piece, 2x 1 1/2d. plus 2x 3d./3d. plus 1/-crown.
All cancelled by London hooded cds's, dated MR.21.84. Attractive. SG163, SG159 & SG167. ..
SG Number: SG163
£235.00
SG166 1880 1d. Venetian Red (GI).
Wonderful advertising envelope from IPSWICH to COLCHESTER. Cancelled by the "405" duplex for AU. ..
SG Number: SG166
£400.00
SG168 1883 Parcel Tag, sent Registered, Birmingham to Hamburg with 1/2d, 1d Lilac and 2d. Rose.
Used on AP.18.83. Unusual and scarce.  ..
SG Number: SG168
£225.00
SG172b 1881 1d. Lilac. Die II. Frame Broken at Bottom. (R.1/2, Sheet Control “S” Upper Pane).
Right hand stamp in top marginal pair. Mounted in margin only. Rare variety… BPA Cert. Spec. K8j ..
SG Number: SG172
£725.00
SG172var 1881 1d. Mauve (16 dots), an IMPERFORATE top marginal example, tied to small piece by DE.22.98- London? cds.
Mild bend at lower right. Rare, not seen used before! SG spec K8e. BPA cert (2018). SG172a (174a)..
SG Number: SG172
£750.00
SG173 1d. Deep Purple. Die II. Queen Victoria’s 1897 Diamond Jubilee Commemoration and the Prince of Wales’s Hospital Fund.
Two specially produced envelopes for housing the charity labels both with 1d. Lilac and 1s. and 2..
SG Number: SG173
£360.00
SG178/ 181 1901 Parcel Post tag to South Africa with 2/ 6d. & 5/-, each tied by, "West Kensington nr. Rail Station", cds.
Very unusual combination. Scarce.  ..
SG Number: SG178
£375.00
SG185 1884 £1 Brown Lilac (QD). Three Imperial Crowns. Superb used cancelled by a lovely crisp YORK c.d.s. for JY. 6. 87. Rare so fine. RPS Cert.
For sale by Private Treaty. ..
SG Number: SG185
£2,950.00
SG186 1888 £1 Brown Lilac (OC). Wmk. Three Orbs – Error of Watermark. Superb used cancelled by part CASTLETOWN c.d.s. Outstanding quality – rare thus. RPS Cert.
For Sale by Private Treaty. ..
SG Number: SG186
£4,750.00
SG197 - 1887 ½d. Vermilion “Jubilee”. Example on piece partly overlaid by a blue Registered label…
The stamp cancelled by ISLE OF WIGHT c.d.s. and the label by the very scarce AUGRES/JERSEY u.d.c...
SG Number: SG197
£150.00
SG198var 1887 1½d. Blue “Jubilee” – Reply Paid Essay. Head plate on imperforate, gummed paper watermarked Crown. Very fine.
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SG Number: SG198var
£250.00
SG2 1840 1d. Black Pl.6 (AA – BB). Rare block of four used on cover sent from LONDON to ANDOVER cancelled by neat black MC’s…
top left margin just touched others clear. Dated MY. 12. 1841. BPA Cert mentions pressed filing c..
SG Number: SG2
Plate No.: 6
£20,000.00
SG2 1840 1d. Black plate 2, BA. On pretty cover, Silverton to Taunton via Cullumpton.
Penny Post plus red transit on the front. Dated No.7.1840. Stamp with decent margins and nicely c..
SG Number: SG2
Plate No.: 2
£1,250.00
SG2 1840 1d. Black, plate 2, SC. Excellent upper shift on neat piece, tied by a crisp Vermilion maltese cross. Spec AS15b.
With a superb TOO-LATE handstamp alongside. Very pretty piece.  ..
SG Number: SG2
Plate No.: 2
£475.00
SG2 1840 1d. Black, plate 2, TI. Very fine used, crisp red maltese cross and neat margins. Spec. AS15.
Attractive. BPA cert.  ..
SG Number: SG2
Plate No.: 2
£295.00
SG2 c.1841 Front written and signed Rob Peel to W. E. Gladstone - both Prime Ministers! Endorsed PRIVATE.
With an 1840 1d. Black, plate 5, KE? Tied by a black maltese cross, but only half the stamp showi..
SG Number: SG2
Plate No.: 5
£950.00
SG202 1887 3d. Purple on Yellow “Jubilee”. Split Bottom Frame.
Lower right stamp in unmounted block of six – the remaining five stamps with various left frame d..
SG Number: SG202
£500.00
SG202 1896 Blue Notting Hill Parcel label with 3d. Jubilee cancelled on AU.4.96.
Violet Coach Rd. Bourne alongside.  ..
SG Number: SG202
£45.00
SG206 1892 4 1/2d. Jubilee corner block of 4, unmounted original gum with varieties...
stamp R1/5 showing "thick 1 and enlarged serif" of 1 in 1/2d., also R2/4 showing "broken d." in S..
SG Number: SG206
£85.00
SG206 1892 4 1/2d. Jubilee variety, "broken bar to fraction, pane F, R2/4".
A fine original gum example of this nice variety. Spec K34h. ..
SG Number: SG206
£75.00
SG208 1896 Blue Chiswick Parcel Label with 6d. Jubilee used on OC.6.1896. Scarce.
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SG Number: SG208
£45.00
SG209 1887 9d. Dull Purple and Blue “Jubilee”. Superb used block of four cancelled by cracking CHELTENHAM c.d.s’s for JU. 19. 94.
Outstanding quality.  ..
SG Number: SG209
£195.00
SG210 1890 10d. Dull purple and carmine "Clipped S. W. corner to right the value tablet and cracked plate". (Pane D, R4/1).
Superb u/m o.g example of this rare variety. Seldom seen. Spec K39e. ..
SG Number: SG210
£375.00
SG210 1890 10d. Dull Purple and Carmine “Jubilee”. Damaged Left Tablet (Pane C, R. 1/4).
Unmounted o.g. example. Spec. K39c – Cat. £370.  ..
SG Number: SG210
£175.00
SG210 1890 10d. Dull Purple and Carmine “Jubilee”. Exceptionally fine used block of four.
Cancelled by crisp neat THROGMORTON AVENUE c.d.s’s for NO. 16. 91. Attractive multiple. ..
SG Number: SG210
£175.00
SG211 1887 1/- Dull green block of 6, neat Cargill Station cancels of the Caledonian Railway. Deep colour.
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SG Number: SG211
£165.00
SG211 1887 1s. Dull Green “Jubilee”. Superb used block of four tied to very small piece by cracking MANCHESTER GRAND-STAND c.d.s’s for NO. 22. 90.
Most Attractive with excellent fresh colour.  ..
SG Number: SG211
£225.00
SG212 1891 £1 Green (EC) “Jubilee”. Superb used cancelled by a cracking BRIGHTON c.d.s. for JA. 13. 94. Excellent quality. RPS Cert.
For sale by Private Treaty. ..
SG Number: SG212
£600.00
SG213 1900 1/2d. Blue green. Superb used on piece, neat Ottery St. Mary cds for AP.12.00- the first day of issue.
Scarce.  ..
SG Number: SG213
£180.00
SG213 1900 1/2d. Blue-green. Superb misperf.
A corner example, stamp u/m. Stunning! ..
SG Number: SG213
£650.00
SG214 1900 1s. Green and Carmine “Jubilee”. Superb used block of four...
cancelled by neat MANCHESTER ROYAL EXCHANGE c.d.s’s for MR. 29. 01. Excellent colour. Cat. £600.&..
SG Number: SG214
£475.00
SG218aw 1906 1/2d. DLR St. Andrews Cross pane. Watermark inverted. Good perfs and unmounted origninal gum.
Scarce so fine.  ..
SG Number: SG218aw
£750.00
SG219 1902 1d. Scarlet. D.L.R. Junior Philatelic Society commemorative envelope used on the First Day of the 1d. rate to USA…
sent locally in LONDON to KENNINGTON and cancelled OC. 1. 08. Scarce so fine.  ..
SG Number: SG219
£200.00
SG221 1902 1 1/2d. Cut down to stamp size, die proofs of the duty plate and head plate.
In black on glazed white card - small anchor handstamp on reverse of each. Scarce.  ..
SG Number: SG221
£975.00
SG222 1902 1½d. Slate Purple and Green. D.L.R. Deformed Leaf (Pl. D4, R. 19/1).
Rare used with GT. PORTLAND ST. c.d.s. Spec. M8(2)e. RPS Cert. ..
SG Number: SG222
£295.00
SG224 var 1902 1½d. Deep Slate Purple and Bluish-green (C). D.L.R.
Superb used cancelled by a cracking SOWERBY BRIDGE AU. 17. 10. c.d.s. Spec. M9(3). ..
SG Number: SG224
£40.00
SG227var 1907 Dull Blue-green and Carmine (C). D.L.R. Superb unmounted o.g. with lovely colour. Spec. M12(2) – Cat. £180.
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SG Number: SG227var
£110.00
SG228var 1909 2d. Grey-Green & Scarlet (C) D.L.R. Superb unmounted o.g. Spec. M12(4).
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SG Number: SG228var
£40.00
SG233b 1906 Chalky paper, 3d. pale purple on lemon. A very fine unmounted example.
Nice unrubbed fresh colour. Spec M20(4). ..
SG Number: SG233b
£45.00
SG239 1909 4d. Brown orange superb cds example on Islington Parcel label.
Dated NO.29.09 - the month of issue. BPA Cert. ..
SG Number: SG239
£175.00
SG244 1910 Parcel tag, London to Vienna with 1/6d, paying postage. Perfined 3d. plus 3 x 5d.'s. Attractive.
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SG Number: SG244
£75.00
SG268 1911 ½d. Dull Green. Harrison. P.14. CROSS ON CROWN ALMOST MISSING (Pl.63b, R. 19 & 20 stamps 1 - 3).
Superb "A 11" control block of six, Lightly mounted on one. All six stamps showing this variety. ..
SG Number: SG268
£975.00
SG273	var 1911 1d. Intense Rose-red. Harrison. P.14. Superb used example of this very scarce shade cancelled by a delightful c.d.s. for DE. 6. 11.
 Lovely rich colour. Spec. M6(3) ..
SG Number: SG273var
£250.00
SG279 1911 ½d. Dull Green. Harrison. P.15 x 14. LEFT OF CROWN BROKEN (Pl. 63b, R. 20/5).
Within a fresh unmounted o.g. control "A 11" block of 12. Scarce variety. Spec. M4(1)m. Cat. £930..
SG Number: SG279
£575.00
SG288 1911 1½d. Dull Purple and Green. S. House. Fine unmounted o.g. Spec. M10(5).
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SG Number: SG288
£35.00
SG289 1912 1½d. Slate Purple and Green. S. House. Superb unmounted o.g. example… with bottom selvedge.
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SG Number: SG289
£35.00
SG29 1856 1d. Red-brown LC14, plate 27. Superb, lightly hinged corner example showing plate number and part marginal inscription.
Super fresh colour. A stunning stamp. RPS cert. Spec C8(1). Very choice!  ..
SG Number: SG29
Plate No.: 27
£1,250.00
SG293 - 1911 5d. Dull Red-Purple and Blue. S. House.
Fine unused o.g. bottom right corner marginal block of six from plates H3a/5. ..
SG Number: SG293
£160.00
SG3 1840 1d. Grey-black Pl.1a (GH). Superb used with good clear square cut margins and a fabulous full strike of the red MC…
excellent plate wear characteristics. Spec. AS3 – Cat. £500. ..
SG Number: SG3
Plate No.: 1a
£425.00