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1861 Bradbury Wilkinson & Co. Ltd. Essay for proposed “LOCAL POSTAGE STAMP” depicting the shield from the British Royal crest…
printed in brown-red on white wove paper – imperforate.  ..
£65.00
1878 De La Rue progressive head die of 1878-80, die 3 die proof in black on glazed card, with uncleared surround.
Dated May 29 1878. Tender.  ..
£450.00
1878/ 80 De La Rue progressive head die (2) with 3 lines in bandeau at back of head.
First line of shading above eyebrow incomplete, in black with uncleared surround on glazed card a..
£675.00
1878/ 80 De La Rue progressive head die 1 die proof. Black with uncleared surround, on glazed card.
Dated May18th 1878 - similar to the head used for the 1878 high values, but with forehead engrave..
£800.00
1878/ 80 De La Rue, Progressive head die, 1879 with front of a neck outlined further below the chin.
In black on glazed card. Tender.  ..
£495.00
1879 1 1/2d. Brown Inland Revenue Proof sheet. Cut down file reference example on white wove paper.
Dated 10.1.79. Fine and fresh.  ..
£125.00
1879 1 1/4d. Brown Foreign postcard used from Beyrout to London with very fine G06 barred oval.
BPO cds alongside, 2.9.79 code A. Superb and rare early use. Ex. AKH. Stationery.  ..
£650.00
1879 1/- Green Inland Revenue Proof sheet. Cut down file reference example on white wove paper.
Dated 10.1.79. Fine and fresh.  ..
£125.00
1879 1d. Pink Inland Revenue Proof sheet. Cut down file reference example on white wove paper.
10.1.79. Fine and fresh.  ..
£125.00
1879 1d. Pink Inland Revenue Proof Sheet. Official Presentation example on white wove paper with the Inland Revenue embossed seal. Very fine quality.
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£250.00
1879 2 1/2d. Deep claret, die dated 10.1.79 on unwatermarked paper. Attractive.
Stationery proof.  ..
£125.00
1879 2 1/2d. Lake Inland Revenue Proof sheet. Cut down file reference example on white wove paper.
Dated 10.1.79. Fine and fresh.  ..
£125.00
1879 2d. Blue Inland Revenue Proof Sheet. Cut down file reference example on white wove paper.
Dated 10.1.79. Fine and fresh.  ..
£125.00
1879 3d. Carmine Inland Revenue Proof sheet. Cut down file reference example on white wover paper.
Dated 10.1.79. Fine and fresh.  ..
£125.00
1879 3d. Claret, die dated 10.1.79 on unwatermarked wove paper. Attractive.
Stationery proof.  ..
£125.00
1879 4d. Orange Inland Revenue Proof sheet. Cut down file reference example on white wove paper.
Dated 10.1.79. Fine and fresh.  ..
£125.00
1879 Stationery 1 1/2d. Carmine. Inland Revenue Proof sheet. Full presentation size example.
On white wove paper, dated 10.1.79. Fine and fresh.  ..
£140.00
1879 Stationery. 1d. Brown Inland Revenue Proof Sheet. Full presentation size example on white wove paper.
Dated 10.1.79. Fine and fresh. ..
£140.00
1879 Stationery. 1d. Pink Inland Revenue Proof sheet.
Full presentation size example on white wove paper, dated 10.1.79. Fine and fresh.  ..
£140.00
1879 Tender 1/2d. Brown by Perkins Bacon. Very fine, original gum marginal example on unwatermarked paper.
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£35.00
1879 Tender 1d. Blue on glazed card by Perkins Bacon. Fresh.
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£35.00
1879 Tender 1d. Green on thin, glazed card by Perkins Bacon. Fresh.
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£35.00
1879 Tender Essay - Charles Skipper & East.
Printed on imperforate paper without watermark – A very fine right hand marginal block of four in..
£595.00
1879 Tender Essay - McCorqudale & Co. Plate proof. Large design Dummy stamp, engraved by Hooper.
Surface printed 1d. Deep claret on white paper, without watermark. Slight thinning on reverse.&nb..
£35.00
1879 Tender Essay engraved by Ridgeway in die proof format in the mauve of the Ceylon type head, with oval shaded background.
After the Humphries head, on wove paper. Tender.  ..
£495.00
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 – CHARLES SKIPPER & EAST. Surface printed Proof “SPECIMEN STAMP”
 In reddish purple with the head of Ceres (design B) instead of Queen Victoria and “C S &..
£120.00
1879 Tender Essay – McCorquodale & Co. Plate Proof. Large Design Dummy Stamp Engraved by Hooper.
Surface printed 1d. Claret on thick imperf paper without watermark. Weak impression. Fine block o..
£150.00
1879 Tender Essay – McCorquodale & Co. Plate Proof. Large Design Dummy Stamp Engraved by Hooper.
Surface printed 1d. Deep Claret on thick imperforate paper without watermark.   ..
£50.00
1879 Tender Essay – McCorquodale & Co. Plate Proof. Large Design Dummy Stamp Engraved by Hooper.
Surface printed 1d. Pink on thin white paper without watermark. Scarce in this shade on paper. ..
£75.00
1879 Tender Essay. CHARLES SKIPPER & EAST. Line engraved “SPECIMEN STAMP” plate proof block of four.
Printed in blue with the head of Ceres (design B) instead of Queen Victoria and “C S & E” che..
£280.00
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
1879 Tender Essay. Perkins Bacon 1/2d. Green.
The colour recommended by the International Bureau for Foreign Stamps requiring 1/2d's to be prin..
£250.00
1879 Tender Essay. “Theed” Head Die Proof A.
Superb example printed in black on white glazed card. Ref. p228 Spec. Vol. I – Cat. from £2000.&n..
£1,250.00
1879 Tender Essays for the 1d. Value. Perkins Bacon Submission. Single example taken from a horizontal strip of six from the sheetlet of 36…
with a most unusual crude perforation attempt. Printed in Rose-pink and engraved by William Ridge..
£95.00
1879 Tender Essays – McCorquodale & Co. “POST CARD” Essay engraved by Hooper using the un-adopted 1d. stamp (damaged cliché) in Brownish Claret on brown card...
handstamped “SPECIMEN” in Red and reverse with manuscript “2”. Super item.  ..
£200.00
1879 Tender Essays – McCorquodale Submission for the 1d. Value – Engraved by Hooper.
Large design dummy stamp printed in Rosy Mauve on blued paper with small anchor watermark. Rare e..
£250.00
1879 Tender Essays – McCorquodale Submission for the 1d. Value – Engraved by Hooper.
Small dummy stamp printed in Black on thick white paper… very fine right marginal example.  ..
£60.00
1879 Tender Essays – McCorquodale Submission for the 1d. Value – Engraved by Hooper. 1894 Lithographic re-production “Die Proof”
Three impressions of the small dummy stamp printed in Claret on white paper.  ..
£150.00
1879 Tender Essays – McCorquodale Submission for the 1d. Value.
Small dummy stamp printed in black on blued paper… left hand marginal pair, light horizontal crea..
£50.00
1879 Tender Essays – McCorquodale Submission for the 1d. Value. Small dummy stamp printed in claret on thin white paper.
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£40.00
1879 Tender Essays – Perkins Bacon Submission for the 1d. Value.
Superb fresh block of four printed in Dull Mauve on ungummed, imperforate paper watermarked “SPEC..
£300.00
1879 Tender Essays – Perkins Bacon Submission for the 1d. Value.
Superb fresh block of four printed in Dull Green on ungummed, imperforate paper watermarked “SPEC..
£300.00
1879 Tender Essays. McCorquodale & Co. “POST CARD” Essay using the unadopted 1d. stamp design Type 1. Handstamped “SPECIMEN” in Red. Super item.
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£200.00
1879 Tender, Essay engraved by Ridgeway in die proof format in green of the Ceylon type head, with oval shaded background.
After the Humphries head, on wove paper. Tender.  ..
£495.00
1879 Tender, Mc Corquodate+Co, Stationary card on white card, marked "1" in m/s on the reverse and o'ptd "SPECIMEN" in red. Scarce.
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£195.00
1879 Tender, Mc Corquodate+Co, Stationary on card, marked "2" in m/s on the reverse and o'ptd "SPECIMEN" in red. Scarce.
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£195.00
1879 Tender. 1d. Black block of four. Marginal block on glazed card. Attractive. Perkins Bacon.
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£95.00
1879 Tender. 1d. Scarlet block of four, on glazed card, by Perkins Bacon. Attractive.
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£95.00
1879 Tender. Perkins Bacon wood engraved surface printed essay for the 1/2d.
Lettered AA in a design very similar to the issued bantam, in rose with frame pasted over head on..
£1,500.00
1880 Proposed Issue – LAND REGISTRY. Hand Painted Essays – 3s. Value. Second Series. Produced by De La Rue staff artists amended from the original Land Transfer essays.
The original proposal in 1874 for Land Transfer stamps did not materialise and in 1880 a new prop..
£595.00
1880 Proposed Issue – LAND REGISTRY. Hand Painted Essays – 3s. Value. The original proposal in 1874 for Land Transfer stamps did not materialise and in 1880 a new proposal for Land Registry stamps was made.
Produced by De La Rue staff artists... this example amended by two different people then returned..
£595.00
1880 Proposed Issue – LAND REGISTRY. Hand Painted Essays – 4d. Value. Second Series. Produced by De La Rue staff artists amended from the original Land Transfer essays.
The original proposal in 1874 for Land Transfer stamps did not materialise and in 1880 a new prop..
£595.00
1880 Proposed Issue – LAND REGISTRY. Hand Painted Essays – 4d. Value. The original proposal in 1874 for Land Transfer stamps did not materialise and in 1880 a new proposal for Land Registry stamps was made.
Produced by De La Rue staff artists... this example amended by two different people then returned..
£595.00
1880 Proposed Issue – LAND REGISTRY. Hand Painted Essays – 6d. Value. Produced by De La Rue staff artists...
this example showing various amendments was returned to the artists for a second series to be pre..
£595.00
1880 Proposed Issue – LAND REGISTRY. Hand Painted Essays – 6d. Value. Second Series. Produced by De La Rue staff artists amended version.
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£595.00
1880 Tender Essays. Perkins Bacon Surface Printed Essays Engraved by W Ridgeway. Cut-down Die Proof/Colour Trial for the 1½d. value printed in Red-brown and mounted on card. Rare.
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£295.00
1880 Tender Essays. Perkins Bacon Surface Printed Essays Engraved by W Ridgeway. Full size Die Proof/Colour Trial for the ½d. value printed in Green
 The colour recommended by the International Bureau for Foreign Stamps. Rare.  ..
£295.00
1880 Tender Essays. Perkins Bacon Surface Printed Essays Engraved by W Ridgeway. Full size Die Proof/Colour Trial for the ½d. value printed in Green
The colour recommended by the International Bureau for Foreign Stamps. Rare.  ..
£295.00
1882/ 1900 Minerva head die proof in black on glazed card, prepared for printing of this "dummy head".
Attractive and scarce.  ..
£550.00
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
1891 De La Rue Dummy stamp head die proof, dated 13.Mar.91 and endorsed "Before Hardening".
Manuscript "die punch". Even shading to background of the head. This Britannia head was the most ..
£575.00
1907 De La Rue Britannia Dummy stamp, die proof. Superb impression, clear background to head and dated May 13th 1907.
This was the most generally used Dummy stamp. Attractive.  ..
£350.00
1907 De La Rue Britannia head Dummy stamp, die proof. Superb impression, graduated shading to head.
Dated April 10th 1907, this was the most generally used Dummy stamp. Attractive.  ..
£350.00
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
British Line Engraved Stamps Repaired Impressions 1855 - 1879 One Penny Die II.  By Dr. W. R. D. Wiggins
A very nice book, in top condition. Slight marks on page edges and a small dent at the bottom of ..
£95.00
c.1861 De La Rue Experimental Postage - Three Pence, Essay's with the head of King Pedro V of Portugal, from the defaced plate.
In carmine, green and purple. Unusual Dummy. (Faults). ..
£295.00
c.1900 De La Rue Dummy head Britainnia design in red on very thin paper, with solid shading to profile.
This was the most generally used Dummy stamp. Attractive.  ..
£275.00
c.1900 De La Rue Dummy head Britainnia design on gummed, chalky paper, in green with solid shading to profile.
This was the most generally used Dummy stamp. Attractive.  ..
£295.00
c.1900 De La Rue Dummy head Britannia design in pale blue on pelure paper with solid shading to profile.
This design was the most generally used Dummy stamp. Attractive. ..
£275.00
c.1900 De La Rue Dummy head Britannia design. Recess in green, mounted on card.
This was the most generally used Dummy stamp. Attractive.  ..
£375.00
c.1900 De La Rue Dummy stamp, cleared head proof of the Britannia design.
The most generally used Dummy stamp. Attractive.  ..
£295.00
De La Rue: Progressive Head dies of 1878-80. Die 2 die proof with 3 lines in bandeau at the back of the head.
The first line of shading above the eyebrow complete, in black with circular surround, almost cle..
£395.00
Perkins Bacon: A line engraved die proof of the Ceylon type head, engraved by Ridgeway, after Humphries head.
In black with oval shaded backgroound, on thick soft card. Fine.  ..
£375.00
SG117 1879 1/- Green, plate 4, BB, on OHMS envelope from Castlebar, (Co. Mayo) to Holbart Town, Tasmania.
Sent from "District Asylum, Castlebar" and dated May 9th 1879. Neat receiver on reverse. Fine Iri..
SG Number: SG117
Plate No.: 4
£750.00
SG125 1879 6d. Grey, plate 12 x2, paying 12 times basic rate of 1d. per 4oz. Contents lost on the way.
Handstamp "Found in NPB without contents" but forwarded to Geneva, "recu sans journal". Dated 4.S..
SG Number: SG125
Plate No.: 12
£175.00
SG141 1879 2 1/2d. Rosy Mauve, plate 14, IJ. Watermark. Orb. Unused, original gum example.
Cat. £525.  ..
SG Number: SG141
Plate No.: 14
£150.00
SG141 1879 2 1/2d. Rosy mauve, plate 14, JD. Very fine cds dated 13.AU.79.
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SG Number: SG141
Plate No.: 14
£60.00
SG141 1879 2 1/2d. Rosy mauve, plate 15, FE. Superb cds used, Sunder(land)?
Dated SP? 1879. ..
SG Number: SG141
Plate No.: 15
£55.00
SG141 1879 2 1/2d. Rosy mauve, plate 16, PC. Superb used, small part steel cds at left.
Attractive.  ..
SG Number: SG141
Plate No.: 16
£110.00
SG141 1879 2 1/2d. Rosy mauve, plate 16. Two examples up-rating 1d. Pink, from Southport to Ceylon.
Dated DE.18.79. A fine example of the 6d. rate.  ..
SG Number: SG141
Plate No.: 16
£275.00
SG141 1879 2d. Registered envelope with pair 2 1/2d. Rosy mauve, EH - FH from plate 13.
Both cancelled with fancy "cork style" obliterators, dated FE.1.79. Attractive.  ..
SG Number: SG141
Plate No.: 13
£95.00
SG141 1879 2½d. Rosy Mauve (HD). Wmk Orb.
Fresh unused o.g. example. Cat. £500. ..
SG Number: SG141
Plate No.: 16
£250.00
SG141 1879 2½d. Rosy Mauve (HE). Wmk. Orb. Neat envelope from SEVENOAKS to ST. PETERSBURG.
Crisply cancelled by the “697” duplex for FE 12. 80. Arrival c.d.s. on reverse. ..
SG Number: SG141
Plate No.: 16
£55.00
SG141 1879 2½d. Rosy Mauve (KE). Wmk Orb. FRENCH HANDSTAMP.
Neatly cancelled by the ST. MALO c.d.s. used on mail from the Channel Islands. ..
SG Number: SG141
Plate No.: 14
£125.00
SG141 1879 2½d. Rosy Mauve (PL). Wmk. Orb. Wrapper from BIRMINGHAM to MADRID.
 Cancelled by the “75” duplex for JU. 19. 79. with an excellent “H. Schurhoff & Co.” cac..
SG Number: SG141
Plate No.: 14
£55.00
SG141 1879 2½d. Rosy Mauve Pl.15 (HC). Wmk. Orb. BEYROUT Handstamp. Fine, light strike of the “G06” cancellation.
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SG Number: SG141
£50.00
SG141 1879 2½d. Rosy mauve, plate 16, PK, on hand drawn envelope, Wokingham to Belgium.
Dated NO.3.1879. Depicts a man smoking a pipe. Nice overseas usage.  ..
SG Number: SG141
Plate No.: 16
£250.00
SG143 1879 3d. Rose Pl.20 (AK). Very fine used cancelled by part MANCHESTER duplex. Cat. £140.
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SG Number: SG143
£75.00
SG143 1879 3d. Rose, plate 20, MJ, superb used example of this rare plate, dated Dec.24.80.
Rare. Christmas Eve!  ..
SG Number: SG143
Plate No.: 20
£160.00
SG144 1879 3d. Pale Rose Pl.20 (QF). Wmk. Spray.
Exceptionally fine used cancelled by a super strike of the EDINBURGH N.P.B. – News Paper Branch c..
SG Number: SG144
Plate No.: 20
£125.00
SG144 1879 3d. Pale rose, plate 20, BA. Very fine used example of this rare plate.
Neat Dorchester cds.  ..
SG Number: SG144
Plate No.: 20
£110.00
SG144 1879 3d. Pale rose, plate 20, RB. Fine and fresh, original gum example of this, the rarest of these plates.
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SG Number: SG144
Plate No.: 20
£600.00
SG144 1879 3d. Plate 19. Very attractive Registered envelope, London to Vienna.
Sent from the Brown, Shipley and Co, Bank, to the Anglo Austrian Bank with 3d's from plate 19 and..
SG Number: SG144
Plate No.: 19
£375.00
SG147 1879 6d. Grey pl. 16 (IF), Hungerford to Negapatam, East Indies, redirected to Calcutta.
Neat 390 duplex, dated NO.4.79; a fine array of redirects on reverse. Attractive. (CEV). ..
SG Number: SG147
Plate No.: 16
£225.00
SG147 1879 6d. Grey pl. 16, GH, on cover.
Macclesfield to NSW, Australia, then forwarded to Yabertown Station, Bogan River; endorsed via Ca..
SG Number: SG147
£135.00
SG147 1879 6d. Grey plate 16, SB, Southampton to the Captain of P+O S. S. "Malacca".
c/o P+O's agent, Hong Kong on reverse "Singapore to Hong Kong cds for 28th September 1879. Scarce..
SG Number: SG147
Plate No.: 16
£350.00
SG153 1879 Mourning envelope with 4d. Sage-green and 1d. plate paying 2x 2 1/2d. rate, Portsmouth to Chicago, USA.
Dated AP.1.79, Chicago receiver for AP.16.79.  ..
SG Number: SG153
£195.00
SG156 1879 7 1/2d. Triple rate cover to British Columbia, paid 8dd. Neat London "94" duplex for May 6th 1879. This 8d. BNA is the only one recorded - 1/2d. overpayment.
Unobtrusive file fold through stamp, not detracting. Rare. ..
SG Number: SG156
£375.00