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1837 - 1901, her reign introduced the first postage stamp pioneered by Sir Rowland Hill. The Penny Black was issued on the 6th May 1840.

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 SG113 1867 10d. Pale Red-brown Pl.1 (SB). Wmk. Spray. BLUE Foreign Transit Handstamp.
Crisp part strike of the blue c.d.s. Most unusual.  ..
SG Number: SG113
Plate No.: 1
£275.00
 SG2 1840 1d. Black Pl.1a (BB). Exceptionally fine four margined example on lovely neat uncreased envelope from BANDON to DUBLIN.
 Cancelled by a fine bold red MC with dispatch and arrival marks on reverse for OC. 23/24. 1..
SG Number: SG2
Plate No.: 1a
£500.00
 SG21 1855 1d. Yellow-brown Pl.2 (BI). Die II. SC. P.16. Major Re-entry. Large spot above “B” and vertical line in N/E square.
Fine used cancelled by a neat “047” numeral of CREW STATION. Scarce. Listed and illustrated under..
SG Number: SG21
Plate No.: 2
£150.00
-1848 1d. Pink Envelope. BLUE Handstamp-
Almost pristine envelope sent from CONWAY to BANGOR cancelled by a cracking “218” numeral in blue..
£675.00
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
1840 1d. Black plate 1b, SD. Very fine used on cover, London to Sailsbury, dated OC.15.40.
Neat red maltese cross almost leaving a clear profile. Attractive.  ..
SG Number: SG2
Plate No.: 1b
£350.00
1840 1d. Black plate 5, TE. Very fine used, neat square margins and perfectly stuck black maltese cross - upright!
A delightful stamp.  ..
SG Number: SG2
Plate No.: 5
£295.00
1840 1d. Black, plate 4, LJ. Distinctive letter L. Fine used, red maltese cross.
..
SG Number: SG2
Plate No.: 4
£135.00
1840 1d. Mulready A250 forme 5 wrapper from Exeter to Helston.
Despatch cds dated July 8th 1840. Orange maltese cross and matching cds. A fine coloured mc. Attr..
£550.00
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 (..
£2,250.00
1840 1d. Mulready envelope A 150 First Day of Use. Birmingham to Kent via London, with both dispatch and transit cds's dated MY.6.1840- unusual to find a cds on the front.
Orange red maltese cross. Rare. RPS Cert, ex John Bohn. Cat. £18,000.  ..
£8,000.00
1840 1d. Mulready envelope A145. Bakewell to Rye, cancelled with a pinkish-red maltese cross and matching despatch cds.
Dated JY.1840. Scarce.  ..
£450.00
1840 1d. Mulready envelope A170. Bakewell to Langholme, cancelled contrary to regulations, missing Britannia.
Maltese cross and despatch cds for AU.6.40, in a pinkish-red. Attractive.  ..
£850.00
1840 1d. Mulready letter sheet (A42 Advert MA17) used with a BROWN maltese cross within Lodon, dd. 28th Dec.1840.
Superb colour and very rare. SG cat £18,000 (MJackson cert). (AEING) ..
SG Number: SGME1
£5,000.00
1840 1d. Mulready letter sheet stereo A5 PERTH maltese cross.
Addressed to Leith, then redirected to Edinburgh with additional charge of a 1d. ("1"0. Errol str..
£1,500.00
1840 1d. Mulready lettersheet A68, Reading via London, to Basingstoke, dated OCT.13.1840.
Inscribed "X post" and cancelled contrary to regulations by a red mc at the bottom left. A couple..
£495.00
1840 1d. Mulready wrapper A57 "The Envelope select advertiser" No. 2, dated June 6th 1840.
Cancelled contrary to regulations and self addressed to "Mrs HY Cole", a member of the Mercantile..
£2,500.00
1840 1d. Mulready wrapper, A69 cancelled with neat Orange maltese cross.
Matching despatch cds of Burton-on-Trent dated JY.28.40. Derby arrival on the front. Attractive c..
£895.00
1840 1d. Mulready wrapper, Richmond to Ripon. Brilliant orange-red maltese cross.
Dated AU.3.1840, from one bank to another with correspondence written inside the Mulready, most u..
SG Number: SGME1
£395.00
1840 1d. Mulready wrapper, used from Whimple to Thornbury via Bristol.
Only cancelled by two Penny Post handstamps; Whimpole in black and Exeter in orange. Dated NOV.10..
£2,500.00
1840 2d. Mulready envelope, a202, London to Bath, underpaid with circular "More to Pay" and m/s "4" (double the defficiency of 2d).
Dated September 22nd. A superb Postage Due cover - rare on the 2d! (M13/07/25) CHCS. Ex Mayflower..
£2,750.00
1840 2d. Mulready lettersheet, Woodbridge to Saxmundham, 31.Aug.1840. Neat orange red mc of Woodbridge (Stereo a90).
Scarce so fine. Cat. £2,400! ..
£1,500.00
1840 Edinburgh to Perth stampless cover.
Postage paid in cash 'Paid at Edinburgh' in red, alongside is the very pretty boxed 'Paid 1d Extr..
£125.00
1840 Jan 10th. Uniform Penny Post - First Day entire, Earlston via Melrose to Edinburgh.
Receiving cds for 11th, entire dated 10th January. Attractive and scarce.  ..
£395.00
1840 Mulready 1d. envelope A136. The Lord Holland forgery.
A photo facsimile distributed by photographer T. M. Hinton to advertise his work at the 1890 Stam..
£165.00
1840 Mulready envelope (A166) Orange maltese cross of Auchterarder.
Dec 17th 1840. Nice bright orange with corresponding despatch on reverse. Attractive and rare. Ca..
£950.00
1840 Mulready lettersheet, Ipswich to Saxmundham, dated 2 June 1840. Ipswich orange -  red maltese cross.
..
£150.00
1840 Mulready lettersheet. Cambridge to Glastonbury, used on Dec 25th 1840 - Christmas Day.
Rare usage.  ..
£140.00
1840 Mulready. Stereo A24, Forme 2. Lettersheet. A pretty cover, neatly cancelled by a Bristol vermilion maltese cross and a matching cds for JU.12.1840 to Nuneaton, Coventry.
Complete letter inside. Superb coloured cancel. Cat. £2250.  ..
£1,350.00
1840 Parliamentary Wrapper. House of Commons.
Free Franking for members of Parliament; used May 7th 1840 - very scarce and unlisted SG. BL17. ..
£1,500.00
1840 SGME2 1d Mulready Envelope used in London with neat complete MC in red, along with a super MILL HILL mark in black
Dated JY.11.40. Scarce marking.Stereo A161, forme 3. ..
£375.00
1840 Wrapper from France to Edinburgh.
Boulogne-Sur-Mer to Edinburgh, prepaid in cash with red maltese cross applied on arrival, subsequ..
£650.00
1840/ 41 2d. Mulready a199 used with a perfect orange-red mc, to Lady James Pary at Pwlleli, Carn.
A fine looker! Rare envelope. SG cat. £2,500.  ..
£1,175.00
1841 1d. Mulready A15 lettersheet with a cracking black mc showing the London "broken points" mc - a perfect strike.
Addressed to East Acton, Middlesex and dated 27th April 1841.  ..
£295.00
1841 1d. Mulready A21, wrapper, Oxford to Shepton Mallet then re-directed to Penzance.
Neat black maltese cross, fine "Missent to Exeter" crossed out and crisp Wincanton cds, dated JY...
£595.00
1841 1d. Mulready lettersheet A34, London to Morpeth, dated AP.21.1841. M/s "Paid 1d. more" postage due.
Attractive.  ..
SG Number:
£350.00
1841 1d. Mulready wrapper from Jersey to Southam, Warwickshire, dated May 1st '41. Neat central mc - few Mulreadies known from Jersey.
(SVNG) Rare. ..
£1,750.00
1841 1d. Red-brown, plate 19, IB. Fine four margin (small thin). Green town cancel of Ardglass, Co. Down, Ireland,  Penny Post.
Also shows "defective letter B". Rare and unlisted SG. Spec. BS8wb var. ..
SG Number: SG8
Plate No.: 19
£675.00
1841 Malta to London. Spooner No. 10 caricature, carried by the P+O "Oriental" at the 1/- per oz packet rate.
Picked up at Malta on the return voyage from Alexandria. Landed at Falmouth on 6th June. One of 6..
£10,000.00
1841 Mulready wrapper (A17) London to Wirksworth with a superb, crisp black maltese cross.
Dated 1.AP.41. Red receiver on the front. Attractive. Mulready (unusually, letter written inside)..
SG Number:
£250.00
1841 Wrapper, Glasgow to Cockburnspath, sent unpaid with just a superb black maltese cross at top right.
Not charged postage due... dated OCT. 7th 1841. A super and very rare cover.  ..
£1,500.00
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. ..
£375.00
1842 1d. Pink envelope to Chipping Norton, crisply cancelled with the CLITHEROE maltese cross.
Cds alongside dated AU.5.1842; R+J only have seven recorded, between 1841 and 1844. A super cover..
£275.00
1842 1d. Pink envelope to Dublin, neatly cancelled by a very fine Wexford maltese cross.
Dated MR.1.1842. Attractive and scarce. Ex. Moxter. Postal Stationery.  ..
£225.00
1842 1d. Pink envelope used from Exeter to Edinburgh. Bold cds cancelling.
Dated FE.8.42. Feint Penny Post two line alongside. Quite stunning! Rare.  ..
£650.00
1842 1d. Pink envelope. Neat Edinburgh mc, used locally. Clean and fresh.
..
£110.00
1842 1d. Pink Stationery envelope, forwarded by Coutts & Co., Strand to Lucern, Switzerland via France.
Dated FE.16.42. Neat maltese cross, plus London paid alongside. Curiously rated at 1/- 2d. with o..
£975.00
1842 2d. Blue Envelope. Superb example sent locally in EXETER...
cancelled by a black MC with c.d.s. alongside for MR. 13. 1842. Very rare and seldom… an almost i..
£2,250.00
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
1843 1d. Mulready A6, lettersheet ADVERT MA435b for Samuel Hanson.
Sent from London to Leith, but not cancelled! London despatch on reverse for 15.NO.43. Unusual an..
SG Number: SGME1
£750.00
1843 1d. Mulready Advert Wrapper MA103h, London to Colchester.
Address re-written at the time, cancelled with a fine No. 8 in mc- rare. Cat £2750. ..
£1,200.00
1843 1d. Pink envelope to Ludlow, sent from Knighton (udc on reverse) with a fine, clean mc cancelling the pink.
Dated Ludlow AU.28.43. Although not distinctive it does show that the mc was eventually cleaned p..
£175.00
1843 1d. Pink Envelope. EDINBURGH to LONDON.
Superb strike of the “distinctive” MC with dispatch and arrival marks on reverse for NOV. 2/4. 18..
£90.00
1843 1d. Pink Envelope. LONDON Number “2” in Maltese Cross.
Addressed to WORCESTERSHIRE with a good strike of the numeral in MC with a straight line “St Jame..
£160.00
1843 1d. Pink Envelope. LONDON Number “7” in Maltese Cross.
Very fine strike on cover to BATH… reverse with dispatch and arrival c.d.s’s for JY. 1/2. 1843. a..
£150.00
1843 1d. Pink Envelope. Neat uncreased cover to SAFFRON WALDEN.
Cancelled by a small “Scottish type” MC with dispatch, transit and arrival c.d.s’s on reverse for..
£150.00
1843 1d. Pink Envelope. Sent from BRIDPORT to DEPTFORD
Cancelled by a light c.d.s. Backstamps for DE. 8. 1843.  ..
£300.00
1843 1d. Pink Envelope. Small cover sent from GRAVESEND to LONDON.
Cancelled by a black MC – reverse with dispatch and arrival marks for DE. 19/20. 1843. ..
£120.00
1843 1d. Pink NORWICH maltese cross, a superb strike!
Norwich to London, dated JA.31.1843. Super quality RPS Cert. Huggins EP4b.  ..
£750.00
1843 1d. Pink stationery envelope, small size, sent from Dublin to Wexford and cancelled with the distinctive Dublin maltese cross, which has a constant break in the outer cross.
Dated 11th Nov. 1843. Scarce so fine. Stationery.  ..
£225.00
1843 1d. Pink Stationery envelope. London No.7 in maltese cross. Good strike of the mc on cover to Sir Thomas Phillipps of Worcester.
The English antiquary and book collector who amassed the largest collection of manuscript materia..
£135.00
1843 1d. Pink. DUBLIN Maltese Cross.
Superb strike  of the distinctive MC on cover addressed to DERNOCK with a Ballymoney transit..
£350.00
1843 1d. Red-brown pl. 29 (FA) on unusually folded entire used locally in London to Chancery Lane, dated JY.31.1843.
Neat central mc on stamp with no margins! Unusual triangular cover, scarce. ..
SG Number: SG8
Plate No.: 29
£250.00
1843 2d. Blue Envelope. LONDON Number “4” in Maltese Cross.
Addressed to a British Wine Merchant in WORCESTER cancelled by a super fine strike of the MC. Les..
£3,250.00
1843 Entire from Baldock to Cambridge with superb strike of the VR "Baldock One 1d. Paid", UPP hand stamp in red.
Recorded period of use, 1843 - 1846. Dated MY.16.1843. Superb and rare.  ..
£350.00
1843 Stationery. 1d. Pink envelope. London No.7 in maltese cross.
Good strike of the mc on cover to Dorking... reverse with dispatch cds for 2.NO.1843. Horizontal ..
£175.00
1844 1d Mulready Advert Wrapper 'The Economic Life Assurance Company'
Superb used, crisp London '13' in diamond cancel - dated JY.22.1844. A fine late use. Spec MA113a..
£750.00
1844 1d Pink Envelope. London to Dumfirmline. No.11 in cross.
Cover dated 1.MR.44. Contents included. ..
£195.00
1844 1d. Mulready Advert wrapper (Atlas Assurance Co.) (A251)
Neat red "Berkeley S. West, to Colchester with a.v.f "No.10 in maltese cross". Attractive and rar..
£2,650.00
1844 1d. Pink Envelope (Huggins EP3b). Used from ROSS to CASTLECOMER and cancelled by the very rare and distinctive straight sided ROSS MALTESE CROSS in black.
Dated AP. 19. 1844. On reverse. The earliest of the two known examples on 1d. Pink envelopes. Few..
£12,500.00
1844 1d. Pink Envelope. Sent from FARNHAM to BRAINTREE, ESSEX.
Cancelled by a black MC with dispatch c.d.s. alongside for JY. 11. 1841. Reverse with arrival for..
£110.00
1844 1d. Pink front and top flap only, with a perfect black maltese cross and lovely Aspatria udc in blue - Allerdale. Stunning!
Dated SP.13.44. ..
£150.00
1844 1d. Pink mourning envelope, Brighton to London. BRIGHTON maltese cross dated 20.AP.1844.
Re-directed back to London. A fine re-directed cover with this scarce distinctive mc.  ..
£175.00
1844 1d. Red-brown, plate 41, HD. Just touched at bottom right, unusually cancelled with two strikes of the black mc.
London to Newcastle upon Tyne, dated AP.4.1844. Nice CONTRARY to REGULATIONS cover.  ..
SG Number: SG8
Plate No.: 41
£125.00
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
1845 Mulready 1d. envelope (A159). Late use with Irish "8" in diamond of Armagh to Dublin, dated SE.18.45.
Super item. Scarce (VAX). ..
£800.00
1845 Wrapper from Huddersfield to Edinburgh, "1d. paid" by a 1d. Pink cut out but not allowed.
Pink cut out crossed through in red m/s with "Illegal" alongside; h/s "2" denoting 2d. Postage Du..
£375.00
1846 1d. pink sent from BRISTOL to CHELTENHAM, Registered at the 1s. rate, paid in cash.
Despatch cds dated SP.18.1846 plus 134 numeral. Scarce mail during the 1s. registereed rate. Rare..
£475.00
1846 1d. Red-brown pl. 62, KE. Four margin example on re-directed Lord Clifford entire.
Paying re-direction fee from London to Allerton Park, dated 31.Dec.46. New Years eve. Attractive...
SG Number: SG8
Plate No.: 62
£275.00
1846. Late use Mulready 1d. (A21), Southwold to Yarmouth; neat "838" numeral with Southwold Penny Post alongside and crisp receiving cds dated MY.20.1846.
A stunning looker! (Few peripheral scuffs not detracting). Rare. ..
£695.00
1847 Mulready Advert Wrapper ATLAS ASSURANCE COMPANY
With neat London 10 in diamond with Kennington straightline in red alongside. Mulready dated OC.2..
£850.00
1847 The Post Magazine used in Liverpool.
Postage paid in cash and includes the original the original letter- few faults/re-inforcement but..
£475.00
1848 1d. Pink envelope to St. John's Wood, neatly cancelled by the 61 numeral in oval of bars of Willesden.
Dated on reverse, MR.7.48. Scarce. Stationery.  ..
£150.00
1848 1d. Pink envelope, Kingston Penny Post. handstamp on reverse, to Exeter. Cancelled with a black maltese cross.
On the front is the boxed "T.P Kens. W. O." with a Hounslow transit. Attractive and unusual, date..
£125.00
1848 1d. Pink Wrapper. Sent to MANCHESTER uprated with imperf 1d. Red paying Late Fee.
 Placed contrary to regulations at lower left and cancelled by the LONDON Inland Office nume..
SG Number: SG8
£275.00
1848 Charles Whiting Beaufort House Congreve Composite Essay.
Four designs on embossed page taken from the Arts Journal. Reverse with red and green printed pan..
£325.00
1848- 52 Covers from PORTSMOUTH with three different "NAVY POST OFFICE" hand stamp.
Hand stamp in black and blue/ green straight lines plus a udc in black.  ..
SG Number: SG8
£250.00
1849 1d. Pink sent from HADLEIGH, neatly cancelled with the BLUE 328 numeral.
Dated OC.8.1849, Cambridge receiver also in blue on the reverse. Attractive and scarce.  ..
£225.00
1849 Stationery 1d. Pink envelope to London, cancelled with a deep blue 784 numeral of Tenby.
Dated on reverse SP.23.49. Attractive.  ..
£165.00
1850 1d. Pink sent uncancelled from St. Columb, blue cds JY.31.1850.
London transit cancelling in red for AU.1.50, Ship Letter London on the front. Addressed to "Hoba..
£375.00
1850 1d. Red-brown, DJ. P14. Used on mourning envelope from Strabane to Bunsatty.
Cancelled AP.20.1859. Limerick transit and reverse with Newmarket-on-Fergus arrival for the 22nd...
SG Number: SG40
£250.00
1851 Stampless cover Kilmarnock to Upper Canada, with the stamp becoming detached or removed!
The stamp gum residue is still very apparent. Endorsed "ppaid" and "Pd 1/2" with a brown--red dou..
£350.00
1852 1d. Pink envelope to Milnthorpe, neat BLUE 995 numeral.
Dated BRIERLEY HILL JY.25.1852. Attractive and scarce.  ..
£250.00
1852 Transatlantic Steam Ship Mail. Kilmarnock to Hamilton, Upper Canada, dated Sep.8.1852.
Paid 1/2 manuscript, large red 2 = transit postage due to the United States of America. Attractiv..
£150.00
1853 Fiscals. Various values to 6d. Postally used. 20 items. Scarce, despite some faults, not often seen.
SGF1, F3 continued.  ..
SG Number: SGF1
£250.00
1854 1d. Pink Envelope-wrapper. BLUE Handstamp.
Delightful example sent from BRIERLEY-HILL to LONDON cancelled by a superb light blue “995” numer..
£295.00
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
1854 1d. Red-brown pl.173 (KB) and 1d. Orangey-brown pl. 191 (RK) on cover to Southampton to Sailsbury.
Each stamp has been cancelled with the "723" numeral in blue; RK paying the late fee, also shows ..
SG Number: SG17
Plate No.: 191
£350.00
1854 Spoon Cancels of Hull. A  very fine pair of envelopes.
The first with an imperf 1d. GE, dated JY.7.1854 and the second with a 1d. Star, LJ, dated NO.22...
SG Number: SG42
£450.00
1855 10d. Deep red-brown on Fox Brothers cover, London to Somerset, REGISTERED.
6d. Registration and 4d. Postage. A scarce internal registered cover.  ..
SG Number:
£450.00