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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 1/4d. 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 1d. Tender Essay. Re-prints of four Proof examples.
Produced by Perkins Bacon in green, red, blue and black on thin white glazed card without corner ..
£125.00
1879 2 1/2d. Deep claret, die dated 10.1.79 on unwatermarked paper. Attractive.
Stationery proof.  ..
£125.00
1879 3d. Claret, die dated 10.1.79 on unwatermarked wove paper. Attractive.
Stationery proof.  ..
£125.00
1879 De La Rue ½d Green Die Proof on glazed card.
Design B; this and similar designs were submitted for the Unified Series (SG164/169). Attractive ..
£1,750.00
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. Black by Perkins Bacon. Very fine, original gum 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 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 – 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
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 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, 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
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 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
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
SG043 1879 1d. Rose-red (DE).
Superb used with a delightfully crisp LONDON c.d.s. for AU. 12. 79...
SG Number: SG43
Plate No.: 220
£55.00
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
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. 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
SG165 De La Rue 1880 Tender for the 1/2d., 1 1/2d. and 2d. values.
1/2d. head B frame 1 from the 1d. tender, but altered for the 1/2d. denomination in black on glaz..
SG Number: SG165
£1,650.00
SG166 De La Rue, Die proof essay for 1879 Tender for the 1d. value. Head C...
...with uncleared rectangular surround in black, on glazed card. SG Spec Vol.1, p.228. Rare. ..
SG Number: SG166
£1,350.00
SG166 De La Rue, Die proof Essay for the 1879 Tender for the 1d. value. Head A...
...with uncleared surround in black on glazed card, dated Jan.16.79 and endorsed, "Before Hardeni..
SG Number: SG166
£1,350.00
SG166 proof. De La Rue 1879 Tender for the 1d. value.
Composite die proof of head A with frame 6, in black, on glazed card without markings. See SGSpec..
SG Number: SG166
£2,250.00
SG43 + SG48 1879 1/2d. plate 11 and 1d. plate 187 making 1 1/2d. rate of up to two ounces weight.
On local London envelope, dated 29.MAY.1879. ..
SG Number: SG48
Plate No.: 11
£85.00
SG43 1876 1d. Rose-red Pl.195 (NH). Exceptionally fine used cancelled by part 1879 Printed Matter Rate c.d.s.
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SG Number: SG43
Plate No.: 195
£50.00
SG43 1879 1d. red pl. 113. TJ, underpaying a letter from WENTWORTH dated AP.1.70.
Nice red circular "MORE TO PAY / ABOVE 1/2oz" with "2d." being the postage due. Attractive. ..
SG Number: SG43
Plate No.: 113
£125.00
SG43 1879 1d. Rose-red Pl.220 (CI). Superb used cancelled by a crisp c.d.s. for MR. 11. 79.
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SG Number: SG43
Plate No.: 220
£45.00
SG43 1879 1d. Rose-red Pl.222 (QG). EDINBURGH DOTTED CIRCLE - Arundal Type C5.
Envelope addressed to CHELTENHAM cancelled by an excellent strike of the “131” duplex for JA. 16...
SG Number: SG43
Plate No.: 222
£40.00
SG43 1879 1d. Rose-red Pl.222 (QI). EDINBURGH DOTTED CIRCLE - Arundal Type C6.
Addressed to CHELTENHAM cancelled by a fine strike of the “131” duplex for JA. 22. 80. with arriv..
SG Number: SG43
Plate No.: 222
£40.00
SG43 1879 1d. Rose-red Pl.223 (OE). Good used cancelled by a neat strike of the EDINBURGH N.P.B. c.d.s. for FE. 3. 80.
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SG Number: SG43
Plate No.: 223
£45.00
SG43 1879 1d. Rose-red Pl.224 (GA). Fine used cancelled by part c.d.s.
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SG Number: SG43
Plate No.: 224
£75.00
SG43 1879 1d. Rose-red Pl.225 (AL - NF). Fantastic mint block of 18… the largest known multiple in private hands! Wonderful rarity.  Private Treaty Sale.
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SG Number: SG43
Plate No.: 225
£38,000.00
SG43 1879 1d. Rose-red Pl.225 (SC). Envelope sent from EXETER to SOUTH MOLTON.
Very neat “285” duplex for FE. 14. 80. Reverse with arrival c.d.s. for the 15th. Very scarce on c..
SG Number: SG43
Plate No.: 225
£595.00
SG43 1879 1d. Rose-red plate 190 on neat envelope to Lichfield.
Nicely cancelled with a BLUE Stone duplex for OC.8.79. Attractive and scarce.  ..
SG Number: SG43
Plate No.: 190
£195.00
SG43 1879 1d. Rose-red, plate 191 pair, FI-GI, on P.O Telegraphs receipt form. Quite clearly Telegraph stamps should have been used!
Stamps cancelled "The Exchange - Sunderland" dated OC.16.79. Unusual and scarce. (Wrong stamps, r..
SG Number: SG43
Plate No.: 191
£175.00
SG43 1879 1d. Rose-red, plate 214, Castle Wemyss to London. Very fine Glasgow - Carlisle Sorting Tender duplex. Dated OC.1.79.
Scarce plate. ..
SG Number: SG43
Plate No.: 214
£45.00
SG43 1879 2 1/2d. rate, Derby, Ambergate to Philadelphia, USA.
JA.10.79 with 1/2d. plate 13 and 1d's plate 216. Attractive.  ..
SG Number: SG43
Plate No.: 216
£95.00
SG47 + SG43 1879 Registered cover, 2d. Blue, plate 15 + 1d. plate 218. Bradford to London.
Dated 25.Nov.79. 2d. Registration, 1d. Postage. Colourful and attractive.  ..
SG Number: SG47
Plate No.: 15
£175.00
SG48 1879 1/2d. plate 12 pair, DF - EF from Richmond to Spilsby.
Neat duplex dated AU.29.79.  ..
SG Number: SG48
Plate No.: 12
£30.00
SG48 1879 1/2d. Rose-red, plate 11, JG. Paying printed matter rate.
Used in London and dated 13.5.79.  ..
SG Number: SG48
Plate No.: 11
£35.00
SG48 1879 1/2d. Rose-red, plate 20, LR. Very fine used, tied to piece by a fine strike of the Wolverhampton squared circle.
Dated AU.18.80. Cat. £80. ..
SG Number: SG48
Plate No.: 20
£40.00
SG48 1879 1/2d. Rose-red, plate 20, NQ-OQ. Vertical pair on small piece.
Cancelled by the cds and numeral of the 813 Trowbridge duplex, for JU.9.90. Cat. £160+. ..
SG Number: SG48
Plate No.: 20
£75.00
SG48 1879 1/2d. Rose-red, plate 20, RP. Exceptionally fine used, cancelled by the Glasgow NPB handstamp.
Newspaper Branch handstamp for FE.17.80. Cat. £80+. ..
SG Number: SG48
Plate No.: 20
£60.00
SG48 1879 1d. Pink envelope, uprated with block of 1/2d's, plate 11, from Southborough to Albany, NY, USA.
Underpaid and charged 8c postage due. Attractive and scarce.  ..
SG Number: SG48
Plate No.: 11
£495.00
SG48 1879 ½d. Rose-red Pl.20 (HS). Exceptional used with small part c.d.s. leaving a full clear profile…
faint trace of aging – nevertheless a most collectable example of this scarce stamp. Cat. £225 wi..
SG Number: SG48
Plate No.: 20
£75.00