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1839/ 40 Treasury Competition Essay, by Charles Whiting Congreve Method.
1d., in black and red (PPC No10) on wove paper. Excellent margins, rare so fine. SG1. ..
SG Number: SG1
£600.00
1842 2d. Blue. Superb quality envelope sent from TIPERARY to LONDON cancelled by a cracking black MC.
Reverse with dispatch c.d.s. for JA. 21. 1842. and Waterford transit for the 22nd. red London arr..
£2,650.00
1845 1d. Pink envelope from Wolverhampton, 905 numeral, addressed to Cheltenham.
With as superb strike of the rare "Missent to / Railway/ Post Office. Dated 25.NOV.1845. Excellen..
£1,500.00
1854 1d. Pink. Envelope sent from QUEENBOROUGH via SITTINGBOURNE to ROCHESTER cancelled by the red “633” numeral.
Dispatch, transit and arrival c.d.s’s on reverse for DE. 16/17. 1854. Rare coloured cancel on 1d...
£1,250.00
1858 1/- rate to India, Bombay sent from Whitestone, just outside of Exeter (udc on reverse).
Both 6d. stamps cancelled with the scarce Creswell Exeter duplex, dated JA.9.58. Attractive. Ex R..
SG Number: SG70
£350.00
1870 ½d. Post Card. Sloper – Orb and Cross Machine Punched Cancellation.
Unique use on the large format Post Card-Sent locally in LONDON to Cheapside. Superb rarity. ..
£850.00
1875 Telegraph Stamps. Hand Painted Essays from the De La Rue Archives. The ½d (2), 1d, 3d, 4d (2), 6d (2), 1s, 5s (2) and 10s. each finely painted in black and Chinese white on thick card.
The 1d, 3d and 10s are similar to the issued design and the 1s is in the design of the issued 3s...
£47,500.00
1879 Tender Essay. Perkins Bacon 1/2d. Green.
The colour recommended by the International Bureau for Foreign Stamps, requiring 1/2d's to be pri..
£250.00
1884 National Telephone Co. 1/- bisect on piece, cancelled NTC Ltd in violet. Unusual.
Telegraph. ..
£85.00
1884 National Telephone Co. Ltd. 1d. - 1/- plus 3 shades on 3d. and including the scarce 6d. A fine group of 7.
Attractive. Telegraphs. ..
£45.00
1895 Revenue. £1 violet and black CIVIL SERVICE overprint. Superb used on small part form
Cancelled "C.S.C" attractive.  ..
£125.00
1956 Underpaid commercial cover used locally in Walsall with 1d. Postage due.
Used on either the day before issue or on the day of issue - 7.6.56. A rare First Day Cover! ..
SG Number: SGD47
£475.00
c.1900 De La Rue Dummy Head - Britannia Design. Die Proof. Black on white glazed card mounted on file page. Most attractive.
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£295.00
C.1910 De La Rue King George IV “SPECIMEN” Stamp Trials.
Plate Proofs - three blocks of four printed in mauve, blue and red on imperforate, unwatermarked,..
£200.00
KGV c.1921 “NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE” 1s.8 d – 10s. 10d. (inc. the rare 7s. 6d.) and 2s. 10d. – 16.3d. “UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE”
All overprinted “SPECIMEN” Type 23 or 26... also 1s. P.O.S.B. pair with Type 26 overprint. Wonder..
£975.00
MANCHESTER Spoon Handstamp. Stampless entire ordering Champagne addressed to RHEIMS  paid “8d” in cash for the ¼oz. rate but no stamps were affixed…
cancelled by the Type D5a spoon for OC. 5. 57. in red ink – the only spoon in red ink. Paid doubl..
£5,500.00
SG007 - 1841 1d. Red-brown (OC - OF).
Very fine used strip of four with good to wide margins and neat black MC’s. Light crease on “OF” ..
SG Number: SG7
Plate No.: 10
£750.00
SG008 - 1841 1d. Red-brown.(SE). Non coincident re-entry, state 2 repair.
Very fine used, black MC clear of varieties - scarce stamp. Spec BS7f. RPS Cert. ..
SG Number: SG8
Plate No.: 18
£225.00
SG008 1841 1d. Red-brown.(NA). Shetland Isles.
Exceptionally fine used cancelled solely by the OLLABERRY (Shetland Isles) Type I Scots local. Ve..
SG Number: SG8
Plate No.: 87
£495.00
SG008 m 1843 1d. Red-brown (MI). LONDON number "6" in Maltese Cross.
Very fine wide margined example with a neat strike of the numbered MC. Spec. BS21uf. ..
SG Number: SG8
Plate No.: 32
£70.00
SG010wi - 1841 1d. Deep Red-brown.(TF).Watermark Inverted - Irish numeral.
Very fine used. Scarce. Cat £350. ..
SG Number: 10
Plate No.: 167
£250.00
SG012 Wi. 1841 1d. Orange-brown.(HF-HG).Watermark Small Crown Inverted.
Exceptionally fine used horizontal pair cancelled by the LONDON Inland Office numeral '20'. Very ..
SG Number: SG12
Plate No.: 112
£550.00
SG017 1854 1d. Red-brown (MI - ML). Die I. SC. P.16.
Most attractive re-joined strip of four (small fault on MK) cancelled by the very rare CUMBERNAUL..
SG Number: SG17
£300.00
SG021 1855 1d. Red-brown (DF). Die II. SC. P.16.
Very fine used cancelled by a neat "111" BINGLEY numeral. ..
SG Number: SG21
Plate No.: 1
£40.00
SG023 Wi 1855 2d. Blue Pl.4 (EA). SC. P.14. Watermark Small Crown Inverted.
Very fine used cancelled by a neat light numeral. Very scarce. Spec. F2c - Cat. £650. ..
SG Number: SG23
Plate No.: 4
£350.00
SG034 - 1855 2d. Blue. Pl.5. (GJ). LC. P.14. Spec F6. RED CANCEL.
Cancelled solely by the 'England per Aachen' transit mark in red. Neat, clear profile (ex Lady Ma..
SG Number: SG34
Plate No.: 5
£400.00
SG040 - 1857 1d. Rose-red (NE). Die II. LC. P.14. BLUE Handstamp.
Delightful strike of the HELENSBURGH c.d.s. for NO. 27. 1860. Slight bend, nevertheless most attr..
SG Number: SG40
Plate No.: 36
£95.00
SG043 1871 1d. Rose-red (TD).
Superb used with a wonderful MALDON c.d.s. for MR. 20. 74. ..
SG Number: SG43
Plate No.: 151
£60.00
SG048 1873 ½d. Rose-red (PW).
Exceptionally fine used tied to piece by a crisp GLASGOW c.d.s. for JA. 21. 75. ..
SG Number: SG48
Plate No.: 10
£40.00
SG066 - 1857 4d. Rose-carmine. Ordinary white paper. Wmk Large Garter.
Exceptionally fine used cancelled by a delightful KIRKALDY c.d.s. for DE. 24. 1858.   ..
SG Number: SG66
£175.00
SG10 1841 1d. Deep Red-brown Pl.16 (CJ).
Very fine four margined example with neat black MC.  ..
SG Number: SG10
Plate No.: 16
£45.00
SG102 1870 3d. Deep Rose Pl.6 (ED). Wmk. Spray. AZEMAR Machine Cancellation – Second Trial.
Right hand wing marginal on envelope addressed to FRANCE… cancel dated 20. MY. 71.  with cod..
SG Number: SG102
Plate No.: 6
£495.00
SG103 1871 3d. Rose Pl.7 (CA). TELEGRAPH “1082” Handstamp. Excellent bold strike of the PLYMOUTH cancellation.
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SG Number: SG103
Plate No.: 7
£50.00
SG103 1872 3d. Rose Pl.9 (KC - KD). Telegraph “20” Handstamp.
Right hand wing marginal pair each cancelled by the AYR Telegraphic handstamp. Minor fault to KD,..
SG Number: SG103
Plate No.: 9
£95.00
SG108 1869 6d. Dull Violet Pl.8 (OD, & QA – QB). Without Hyphen. Used in ALEXANDRIA.
Three examples on entire addressed to LIVERPOOL endorsed “By English Steamer via Marseilles” and ..
SG Number: SG108
Plate No.: 8
£375.00
SG117 1871 1s. Green Pl.6 (KD). Telegraph “1172” Handstamp. Right hand wing marginal with a super strike of the RUGBY cancellation.
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SG Number: SG117
Plate No.: 6
£40.00
SG122a 1872 6d. Chestnut Pl.11 (NI). Telegraph “1082” Handstamp. Left hand wing marginal with a good strike of the PLYMOUTH cancellation.
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SG Number: SG122a
Plate No.: 11
£50.00
SG13 1849 2d. Pale Blue, pl. 4, MA-MB.
Exceptional used pair with massive margins and full deckled edge at left with inscription. Very s..
SG Number: SG13
Plate No.: 4
£975.00
SG13 1849 2d. Pale blue, pl. 4. SB.
Superb example, excellent to good marging with neat London "22" numeral leaving an almost clear p..
SG Number: SG13
Plate No.: 4
£195.00
SG133, 175/7 & 185 1884 Printers Promotional Card. For the designs and colours of stamps that will be in use after 1st April 1884.
Depicting the 1883/4 high values plus the 1882 £5 Orange.  ..
SG Number: SG133
£175.00
SG14 1841 2d. Blue Pl.3 (IL). Fabulous huge margined example.
Cancelled by a lovely neat black MC… a very choice stamp. ..
SG Number: SG14
Plate No.: 3
£275.00
SG14 1841 2d. Blue Pl.3 (PB). State 2.
Exceptionally fine used cancelled by a light MC leaving the re-entering on the neck clear. Scarce..
SG Number: SG14
Plate No.: 3
£250.00
SG14 1841 2d. Blue plate 3, QC, state 2a. Corrosion remobved Q square but severe wear in the neck.
Fine used pair QC - QD, London numeral cancels. ..
SG Number: SG14
Plate No.: 3
£175.00
SG141 1879 2½d. Rosy Mauve Pl.16 (GK). Very fine used cancelled by part duplex handstamp leaving a clear profile. Pretty stamp. Cat. £85+.
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SG Number: SG141
Plate No.: 16
£45.00
SG147 1874 6d. Grey Pl.13 (TF). Wmk. Spray. Mourning envelope sent from DUBLIN to SIERRA LEONE...
cancelled by a very neat strike of the “186” duplex for OC. 16. 74. with a red handstruck “1d” be..
SG Number: SG147
Plate No.: 13
£450.00
SG161 1882 6d. Grey Pl.18 (IH). Telegraph “135” Handstamp. Delightful strike of the HAWTHORNDEN cancellation.
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SG Number: SG161
Plate No.: 18
£75.00
SG163 1881 1s. Orange-brown Pl.14 (RI). Telegraph “270” Handstamp. Fabulous strike of the WINCHBURGH Telegraphic cancellation…
faint bend not detracting from the super appearance.  ..
SG Number: SG163
Plate No.: 14
£140.00
SG17 1854 (Nov) 1d. Red-brown, SC16, but PERF 7 at left. Sound used example.
Clearly showing the variety. Spec C1m, plate R5. Scarce. Cat. £750.  ..
SG Number: SG17
Plate No.: R5
£295.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown (GG).
Very fine used cancelled by small part LONDON Inland Office numeral leaving a full clear profile...
SG Number: SG17
Plate No.: 180
£50.00
SG172 1881 1d. Lilac. Die II. House Of Commons. Stationery 2d. REGISTERED LETTER...
sent to LICHFIELD cancelled by a neat registered S.W.D.O. oval for 26. MY. 84. with a lovely clea..
SG Number: SG172
£350.00
SG181 1884 5s. Crimson (EG). White Paper. Telegraph “915” Handstamp. Very fine strike of the MICHELDEVER cancellation.
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SG Number: SG181
£150.00
SG183 1884 10s. Ultramarine (CH). White Paper. Telegraph “838” Handstamp.
Very fine centrally struck example of the LONDON BRIDGE cancellation. Scarce on high values. ..
SG Number: SG183
£295.00
SG196 1884 1s. Dull Green (QJ). Telegraph “185” Handstamp. Good light strike in violet ink of the LONGNIDDRY cancellation.
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SG Number: SG196
£175.00
SG197 1887 ½d. Vermilion “Jubilee”. Control “C” for “O” Variety. Part o.g. with some adherence…
unpriced by SG with perf margin. Rare control.  ..
SG Number: SG197
£250.00
SG197 1887 ½d. Vermilion “Jubilee”. Outer Frame Damage.
Lightly mounted control “H” corner strip of three - all stamps showing damage to the upper frame…..
SG Number: SG197
£165.00
SG2 1840 1d. Black pl. 2, LC. Superb used, even margins and crisp bright red mc. Attractive. RPS cert.
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SG Number: SG2
Plate No.: 2
£300.00
SG2 1840 1d. Black pl. 5 (PD). Just touched top right, beautifully cancelled with the Loughborough bright vermillion mc.
A very pretty piece. ..
SG Number: SG2
Plate No.: 5
£195.00
SG2 1840 1d. Black plate 6, QK. Re-entry. A brilliant used example with huge margins. Spec AS41a.
Stunning Vermilion Maltese Cross leaving an almost clear profile.  Spec. AS41a.  ..
SG Number: SG2
Plate No.: 6
£750.00
SG201 1887 2½d. Purple on Blue “Jubilee”. Used on “PETERS, BARTSCH & Co” advertising envelope forming a square around the stamp.
Cancelled by a DERBY “242” DE. 21. 93. duplex – sent to UNTERBARMEN, RHINLAND arriving on the 23r..
SG Number: SG201
£375.00
SG201 1898 2 1/2d. Jubilee on neat cover AKASSA to London via Liverpool.
Nice purple boxed "The Royal Nigeria Company" cancel, dated 13.SP.98. Attractive and scarce. ..
SG Number: SG201
£475.00
SG218 1902 ½d. Yellowish Green. D.L.R. Blind Perforation. Unused o.g. block of eight…
all stamps in the left column affected. Caused by a broken perf pin.  ..
SG Number: SG218
£65.00
SG218 1902 ½d. Yellowish Green. D.L.R. Superb misplacement of perforations. Exceptionally fine unused o.g. left marginal example.
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SG Number: SG218
£150.00
SG218aw 1906 DLR 1/2d. Yellowish green St. Andrews cross in vertical pair.
Unmounted and inverted.  ..
SG Number: SG218aw
£225.00
SG219 1902 1d. Striking book piece inscribed "vol.23/ 20 leads", a special plate of 20 for the colour trials?
Fresh and fine. Scarce.  ..
SG Number: SG219
£1,500.00
SG220 1902 1d. Bright Scarlet. D.L.R. House Of Commons.
Solicitor General mourning envelope sent to CHELSEA cancelled by the H.O.C. “40” duplex for AP. 4..
SG Number: SG220
£175.00
SG223 1905 Chalk Surfaced Paper. 1 1/2d. Pale dull purple and green. Superb unmounted example.
Spec M9(1).  ..
SG Number: SG223
£45.00
SG224var 1902 1½d. Deep Slate Purple and Bluish-green (C). D.L.R. Top interpanneau and right marginal used pair…
cancelled by Registered ovals. Scarce used positional piece. ..
SG Number: SG224var
£65.00
SG225 1902 2d. Yellowish Green and Carmine-red. D.L.R. "SPECIMEN" Type 16.
Exceptionally fine o.g. example. Spec. M11(1)s. ..
SG Number: SG225
£450.00
SG225var 1903 2d. Pale Greyish Green and Scarlet-vermilion. D.L.R. Very fine unused o.g. Spec. M11(3) – Cat. £280.
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SG Number: SG225var
£130.00
SG227 1906 2d. Pale Grey-green and Carmine-red (C). D.L.R. Delightful top marginal strip of three with WALTHAMSTOW c.d.s. cancels for SP. 13. 09.
Very scarce used positional multiple. Spec. M12(1). ..
SG Number: SG227
£65.00
SG227 1906 2d. Pale Grey-green and Carmine-red (C). D.L.R. Unmounted o.g. right hand marginal example. Spec. M12(1) – Cat. £80.
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SG Number: SG227
£40.00
SG228 1909 2d. Pale Grey-Green & Scarlet (C) D.L.R. Distorted Tablet - “Rhombus”, Early State. (Pl.D3, R. 1/1). Unmounted o.g. top left corner example… rare so fine. Spec. M12b.
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SG Number: SG228
£975.00
SG228var 1909 2d. Grey-green & Scarlet (C) D.L.R. Superb unmounted original gum, top interpanneau marginal.
Spec. M12(4).  ..
SG Number: SG228var
£40.00
SG239 - 1909 4d. Brown-orange. D.L.R.
Unmounted o.g. top right corner marginal pair – probably the first state from Plate 7. Spec. M25(..
SG Number: SG239
£450.00
SG245 1902 6d. Black. D.L.R. Plate Proof. Printed in black on thin white card – very fine. Cat. £160.
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SG Number: SG245
£95.00
SG246 1902 6d. Slate Purple. D.L.R. FIRST DAY OF USE.
Very fine used block of four cancelled by JERSEY double ring c.d.s’s for JA. 1. 02. Exceptionally..
SG Number: SG246
£750.00
SG246 1902 6d. Slate Purple. D.L.R. Superb unmounted o.g. with top interpane and right hand margins. Spec. M32(3) – Cat. £85.
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SG Number: SG246
£50.00
SG251 1902 9d. Slate Purple and Ultramarine. D.L.R. Superb used cancelled by a lovely crisp BLACKPOOL c.d.s. for MR. 29. 05. Spec. M39(2) - Cat. £75.
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SG Number: SG251
£60.00
SG254 1902 10d. Dull Purple and Carmine. D.L.R. Superb used cancelled by an OTTERY ST MARY c.d.s. for AP. 6. 05. Spec. M42(2) – Cat. £75.
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SG Number: SG254
£60.00
SG257 1902 1s. Dull Green and Carmine D.L.R. "SPECIMEN" Type 16.
Superb lightly hinged example with fine fresh colour. Spec. M45s - Cat. £400. ..
SG Number: SG257
£275.00
SG257a 1905 1s. Dull Green and Carmine (C). D.L.R. Superb unmounted o.g. Spec. M46(1) – Cat. £220.
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SG Number: SG257a
£125.00
SG257a 1905 1s. Dull Green and Carmine (C). D.L.R. The King blowing a “smoke ring”.
Good used variety. Spec. M46(1).  ..
SG Number: SG257a
£50.00
SG257avar 1905 1s. Dull Green and Carmine (C). D.L.R. Superb used cancelled by a cracking PONTYPOOL c.d.s. for OC. 9. 09.
Outstanding quality. Spec. M46(2).  ..
SG Number: SG257avar
£40.00
SG263 1902 5s. Bright Carmine. D.L.R. "Specimen Type" 16.
Superb o.g. example with excellent fresh colour. Spec. M51s. ..
SG Number: SG263
£295.00
SG267 1911 ½d. Dull Yellow-green. Harrison. P.14. The King “blowing a bubble”.
Left hand stamp in an unmounted o.g. right hand marginal pair.  ..
SG Number: SG267
£50.00
SG267 1911 ½d. Dull Yellow-green. Harrison. P.14. “Monocle” Variety. Fine unused o.g. – unlisted.
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SG Number: SG267
£50.00
SG267var 1911 ½d. Deep Dull Yellow-green (Very Blotchy Print). Harrison. P.14. Perfs misplaced to the right…
fine unmounted o.g. bottom marginal strip of three. Spec. M3(4).  ..
SG Number: SG267var
£150.00
SG267var 1911 ½d. Deep Dull Yellow-green (Very Blotchy Print). Harrison. P.14. Superb unmounted o.g. example. Spec. M3(4) – Cat. £75.
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SG Number: SG267var
£48.00
SG26var 1855 1d. Red-brown LC14 pl. 13, AC.
A very fine and fresh o.g example with great colour. Spec C6. ..
SG Number: SG26var
Plate No.: 13
£275.00
SG26var 1855 1d. Red-brown, deep shade, plate 9, AC. Superb, lightly mounted example. Nice colour. Spec. C6(1).
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SG Number: SG26var
Plate No.: 9
£395.00
SG272 1911 1d. Rose-red. Harrison. P.14. Pre-printed paper fold.
Fine unused o.g. “A 11” control strip of three – the variety affecting the left hand stamp. ..
SG Number: SG272
£125.00
SG278 var 1912 1½d. Dull Reddish Purple and Green. S. House.
Fine unused o.g. bottom right corner extended marginal example with date cuts left of "1"... plat..
SG Number: SG278
£65.00
SG28 1855 1d. Red-brown (QK). Die II. LC. P.14. Blued Paper.
Very fine used cancelled by the rare LIVERPOOL dotted circle for MR. 25. 1856. ..
SG Number: SGC6
Plate No.: 13
£150.00
SG29 1855 1d. Red-brown pl. 8, EG-EH KINGARTH Scots local type XX, Isle of Bute, Islands of the Firth of Clyde.
Superb strike, minor bend at top left not detracting. Alcock rarity F. Spec C6(1), ex Meredith. ..
SG Number: SG29
Plate No.: 8
£350.00
SG293 1911 5d. Deep Dull Reddish Purple and Bright Blue. S. House. 1st and 2nd harp strings broken (Pl. H4, R. 20/11) and adjoining stamp with variety Damaged R. H. duty tablet… similar to M30g.
Fine unused o.g. bottom right corner pair. Super positional piece with double variety. Spec. M30e..
SG Number: SG293
£125.00
SG297 1911 6d. Dull Purple. S. House. Superb unmounted o.g. bottom right corner pair with cuts under 12th. Spec. M33A(1) – Cat. £120+.
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SG Number: SG297
£80.00
SG297var 1911 6d. Dull Lilac (F). S. House. Very fine used cancelled by a KEW c.d.s. for MY. 6. 12. Scarce stamp with c.d.s. Spec. M33(5) – Cat. £140.
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SG Number: 297var
£110.00
SG298 1911 6d. Reddish Purple. S. House. Superb unmounted o.g. Cat. £60.
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SG Number: SG298
£40.00
SG298var 1911 6d. Pale reddish purple S. House.
Very fine unmounted o.g eample with Crown watermark misplaced upwards - unusual. Spec. M33A(5)var..
SG Number: SG298
£100.00
SG3 1840 1d. Grey-black (Moderate Plate Wear) Pl.1a (AB). Superb top marginal, neat, almost complete red MC and nice margins
A choice stamp. Spec. AS2.  ..
SG Number: SG3
Plate No.: 1a
£1,250.00