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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.  ..
SG Number: SGME2
£8,000.00
1840 Gold Printed "Ladies" Envelope. Wonderful "miniature" envelope sent from GREENWICH to LINCOLN'S INN...
cancelled by "PD JA 13 1840" lozenge in red ink also Greenwich Penny Post Paid handstamp. Fabulou..
£1,500.00
1841 1d. House of Commons envelope, used on April 13th 1841 with nice H of C red wax seal on reverse.
Addressed to Liverpool (?). Fine condition. Cat. £6000. Private Treaty Sale. ..
£1,875.00
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: SGME1
£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 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 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
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
1857 1d. Pink, superbly cancelled with the largest spoon cancel of Wolverhampton.
Dated JA.12.1857. Super quality and very attractive.  ..
£325.00
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 Large size head die proof in black on white glazed card. Endorsed , "Before Hardening".
Dated AP.23.1875. This head was the same size as the then current postage stamps. Scarce.  ..
£750.00
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
1875 Telegraph unadopted small head die proof, AP.29.1875. After Hardening written in black on glazed white card.
Manuscript "cancelled" in ink, pencil note alongside. Ex. De La Rue archives. Cat. £1800. ..
£800.00
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. Perkins Bacon 1/2d. Green.
The colour recommended by the International Bureau for Foreign Stamps, requiring 1/2d's to be pri..
£250.00
1881 F23 1d Imprimatur. Plate 143.
Watermark Orb. Very fine marginal example. ..
SG Number: SGF23
£120.00
1883 De La Rue Schemes. The new Small Head Die Proof.
Printed in black on white glazed card dated 7 JAN 83 and inscribed “AFTER HARDENING” with initial..
£1,500.00
1884 National Telephone Co. 1/- bisect on piece, cancelled NTC Ltd in violet. Unusual.
Telegraph. ..
£85.00
1884 National Telephone Company Ltd 1d. Grey black sheetlet of 12, unmounted.
Attractive and unusual. Telegraph.  ..
£95.00
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
1892 PARCEL POST. Label sent from LOWERSTOFT with 3d. Lilac FOREIGN BILL stamp.
Tied by a crisp AP. 13. 92. c.d.s. Most unusual. ..
£500.00
1895 Revenue. £1 violet and black CIVIL SERVICE overprint. Superb used on small part form
Cancelled "C.S.C" attractive.  ..
£125.00
1897 ROYAL DIAMOND JUBILEE invitation with H. M. OFFICE OF WORKS cachet in purple.
Dated June 22nd 1897 the invitation displays the Imperial Crown within the cachet. Admits the bea..
£175.00
1911 De La Rue 'Britannia' head. Interpaneau imperf pair.
Top stamp being KGV Downey Head, from the sheet of 48 where only twelve had the KGV head. Rare an..
£2,500.00
1911 KGV 1d. Carmine-pink. Perkins, Bacon Essay.
Imperforate on wove card using the Printex method. Super item - rarely seen. ..
£150.00
1913 Simple Cypher Watermark Paper.
Bottom marginal block of four showing 'POSTAGE' watermark and overprinted 'CANCELLED' type 24. Us..
£195.00
1914 Stamp Duty 2/- Blue and red brown of Antigua, used to Hackney and cancelled King William Street cds.
Dated 2.JY.14. Very unusual and scarce. Revenue.  ..
£225.00
1919 Parcel label from an Optician in Aberdeen. To Lieutenant in the BEF, Germany.
With 3x 3d. Violet, deep shade plus 2d. Orange cancelled with the Registered Aberdeen cds for 6.M..
SG Number: SG375
£75.00
1920 KGV 1s. Blue and Brown - POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK.
Superb u/m o.g. top marginal of the Profile head design. SPECIMEN Type 26. ..
£200.00
1925 British Empire Exhibition. Black 1d. Telegram Form. Very fine example with the 1d. stamp affixed and message written in pencil.
Cancelled by the Exhibition double ring c.d.s. for 16. JUL. 1925. Very scarce.     ..
£350.00
1925 British Empire Exhibition. Red Souvenir Telegram Form. Superb pristine mint example…
in red normally retained as a souvenir/receipt. Rarely seen in such outstanding quality.  ..
£250.00
1927 Royal Mint – “OLD AGE PENSION ORDER” Die Proofs. Stunning group of fourteen proofs…
including Downey & Profile heads. Ex. Presentation album by the Royal Mint given to H. A. Ric..
£1,500.00
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. 1920 Bradbury Wilkinson + Co. Ltd. Litho colour sample, "No. 2" in orange on un-watermarked paper.
Showing various designs that could be printed. Unusual. ..
£55.00
c.1890 2s. 6d. CONSULTATION FEE – GUILDHALL. Plate Proof.
Printed in Rose-red on ungummed paper without watermark. Delightful right hand marginal block of ..
£395.00
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.1902 PERFORATION MACHINE TEST.
Corner marginal block of 24 on gummed paper (23 u/m) without watermark perforated 14 - without de..
£375.00
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
C.1910 De La Rue Prince Regent (King George IV) Trials.
Imperforate blocks of four on gummed paper without watermark in Red, Blue and Purple. Scarce in b..
£300.00
C.1910 De La Rue “Minerva Head” Colour Trials for Promotional Sample Stamps.
Printed on imperforate chalk surfaced paper without watermark with dark background shading to the..
£800.00
c.1911 De La Rue, Large format Britannia head dummy stamp in miniature sheetlet of 6. Superb.
In brown and black on gummed, honeycombe, unwatermarked paper.  ..
£750.00
c.1911/ 12 KGV Colour Essays of HM in the uniform of the Admiral of the Fleet.
On thick unwatermarked paper, imperforate. Attractive and most unusual. Dummy Stamps. ..
£275.00
KEVII COIL TRIALS.
Strips of four on gummed paper watermarked Crown, perforated 15 x 14 and diagonally overprinted i..
£250.00
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
Revenue. c. 1890 2/6d. Consultation Fee, Guildhall; unused marginal block of 4 in lilac, imperforate.
Unusual and scarce. Revenue.  ..
£495.00
SG048 1870 ½d. Rose-red (HQ).
Exceptionally fine used cancelled by NPB - News Paper Branch handstamp and a broken perf pin vari..
SG Number: SG48
Plate No.: 3
£50.00
SG048 1870 ½d. Rose-red (TL).
Exceptionally fine used on small piece tied by a superb strike of the GLASGOW JU. 28. 71. c.d.s. ..
SG Number: SG48
Plate No.: 8
£100.00
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
SG048 1878 ½d. Rose-red (HI). "SPECIMEN" Type 9.
Exceptionally fine lightly mounted example with excellent colour and centring. Spec. G4u. ..
SG Number: SG48
Plate No.: 19
£150.00
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
SG069 Wi 1856 6d. Deep Lilac. Watermark Emblems Inverted.
Very fine used left hand wing marginal cancelled by a crisp strike of the LIVERPOOL "466" numeral..
SG Number: SG69
£250.00
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
SG102 1871 3d. Deep Rose Pl.7 (JH). “No.1” Handstamp. Telegraphic cancel.
Fine strike on right hand wing marginal… very scarce. ..
SG Number: SG102
Plate No.: 7
£75.00
SG103 1867 3d Rose pl. 9, JJ. Superb used crisp OC.25.72 cds. Attractive.
..
SG Number: SG103
Plate No.: 9
£65.00
SG103 1867 3d. Rose pl. 6, CJ. Superb Torquay cds for OC.30.71. Attractive.
..
SG Number: SG103
Plate No.: 6
£75.00
SG103 1867 3d. Rose, plate 7, JI - JK. Fine used strip, Birmingham Telegraph Office cds's.
For AP.5.72. ..
SG Number: SG103
Plate No.: 7
£130.00
SG103 1867/ 80 3d. Rose, plate 8, DD. Superb used. Crisp BLUE telegraphic cancel. Quite spectacular!
RPS cert.  ..
SG Number: SG103
Plate No.: 8
£225.00
SG103 1871 3d. Rose Pl.7 (CA). TELEGRAPH “1082” Handstamp. Excellent bold strike of the PLYMOUTH cancellation.
..
SG Number: SG103
Plate No.: 7
£50.00
SG103 1872 3d. Rose Pl.8 (IE - IG). Concentric Ring (7) Handstamp.
Used by The British & Irish Magnetic Telegraph Company and also by the Submarine Company. Ver..
SG Number: SG103
Plate No.: 8
£125.00
SG108 1869 6d. Dull Violet Pl.8 (AI). Wmk Spray. Without Hyphen. DOUBLE PERFORATIONS – Sides Appear Rouletted.
Left hand wing marginal cancelled by two strikes of the LONDON Inland Office duplex for OC. 8. 69..
SG Number: SG108
Plate No.: 8
£295.00
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
SG109 1870 6d. Mauve Pl.9 (TI). Without Hyphen. Wmk. Spray. Imperforate “SPECIMEN” Type 6.
Very fine and fresh lightly mounted example. Spec. J77s – Cat. £550.  ..
SG Number: SG109
Plate No.: 9
£295.00
SG109 1870 6d. Mauve, plate 9, GE. Fresh, lightly hinged example.
Lovely colour! ..
SG Number: SG109
Plate No.: 9
£450.00
SG109 1872 HMS Seagull cover from the West Coast of Africa to London via Liverpool.
Dated 18.JA.72. Part of a correspondence discovered by F. M. Johnson's postman many decades ago. ..
SG Number: SG109
£375.00
SG10wi - 1841 1d. Deep Red-brown.(TF).Watermark Inverted - Irish numeral.
Very fine used. Scarce. Cat £350. ..
SG Number: SG10
Plate No.: 167
£250.00
SG112 & 47 1867 10d. Red-brown Pl.1 (SA – SB) and 1871 2d. Deep Blue Pl.14 (AH). Used on small piece cancelled by VALPARAISO duplex’s for OC. 3. 77.
Stamp SB with lovely c.d.s. Cat. £800+  ..
SG Number: SG112
Plate No.: 1
£350.00
SG114 1873 10d. Deep red-brown, FC, on cover, MALTA to NEW YORK.
Neat A25 duplex, dated JU.17.73. Sent via London and Italy. Attractive and scarce single franking..
SG Number: SG114
£650.00
SG118 1867 2s. Dull Blue Pl.1 (HC). Wmk Spray.
Superb used cancelled by part c.d.s. leaving a full clear profile. Outstanding quality. ..
SG Number: SG118
Plate No.: 1
£175.00
SG118 1867 2s. Dull Blue Pl.1 (OI). Concentric Ring (7) Handstamp.
Used by The British & Irish Magnetic Telegraph Company and also by the Submarine Company. Fin..
SG Number: SG118
Plate No.: 1
£140.00
SG12 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
SG122 1872 6d. Deep Chestnut Pl.11 (NG - NH). Wmk. Spray. Superb used right wing marginal pair.
Cancelled by lovely crisp MITCHAM c.d.s’s for MY. 20. 72.  ..
SG Number: SG122
Plate No.: 11
£225.00
SG127 1874 5s. Pale Rose Pl.2 (EJ). Wmk. Maltese Cross. The Only Known Single Use of Plate 2 on Cover.
Commercial envelope sent from MANCHESTER to MONTEVIDEO cancelled by a fine strike of the “498” du..
SG Number: SG127
Plate No.: 2
£15,000.00
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
SG135 1878 10/- Grey. Watermark anchor p.14. Official reproduction, unused. without gum.
Lettered FH, a fine space filler! See Wiseman Vol. 1, p.205. ..
SG Number: SG135
£575.00
SG14 1841 2d. Blue (OJ). Plate 4.
TOWN DATED CDS. Feb 15th 1893 - late use. Just touched at the top left, very unusual and rare..
SG Number: SG14
£495.00
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 1876 2½d. Rosy Mauve.Pl.14 (GI). Wmk Orb. Very fine unused o.g. example, well centred, fresh colour
..
SG Number: SG141
Plate No.: 14
£325.00
SG144 1874 3d. Pale Rose (SA). Advertising envelope (top flap missing) for “Carter’s” Department Store…
Sent from LONDON to LYON cancelled by the “W.C./10” duplex for JA. 5. 75. with  a boxed “L1”..
SG Number: SG144
Plate No.: 15
£350.00
SG144 1876 3d. Pale Rose Pl.19 (DA – EA). Superb hand drawn envelope sent from LONDON to the ship “Hawkesbury” in AUSTRALIA…
the image depicts a Devil-like character clutching a stringed instrument in one hand and address ..
SG Number: SG144
Plate No.: 9
£750.00
SG146 - 1876 6d. Deep Grey. Wmk Spray. PLATE PROOF.
Letter squares void… in black on glazed card, from the Striking Book. Cat. £2000. ..
SG Number: SG146
Plate No.: 15
£1,350.00
SG146 1876 6d. Deep Grey (AB). Wmk Spray. Imprimatur. The unique "442" Current number piece.
Superb o.g. (mounted in margin only) and fabulous fresh colour... contemporary ink mark on revers..
SG Number: SG146
Plate No.: 15
£5,000.00
SG146/ 147 1873/ 80 6d. Grey plate 17, superb used, OG. Crisp Edinburgh NPB cancel.
Dated JU.22.80, a rare plate. RPS Cert. ..
SG Number: SG146
Plate No.: 17
£180.00
SG147 1874 1d. Pink envelope, uprated with 6d. plate 13 and 1d. plate 138, making 8d. rate from Suez via Marseilles to Scotland.
Neat B02 cancels and dated DE.14.74. An attractive and rare "used abroad" cover. ..
SG Number: SG147
£950.00
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
SG147 1880 6d. Grey Pl.17 (PH) and 1880 4d. Grey-brown Pl.17 (OL). Envelope sent by Registered mail from BRIGHTON to BUENOS AIRES with a privately produced red “REGISTERED” label at left.
Cancelled by a Registered oval for 19. FE. 81. with a red London transit below and dispatch and a..
SG Number: SG147
£600.00
SG14Wi 1849 2d. Pl. 4, KE-KG. INVERTED WMK.
Great looking strip of 3, "700" numeral of Sheffield, scuffed on KG, plus some creasing , but exc..
SG Number: SG14Wi
£875.00
SG150 1873 1s. Green (LE). Wmk. Spray. ABERYSTWITH to CALCUTTA “via Brindisi & Bombay”.
Left hand wing marginal on envelope cancelled by the “2” duplex handstamp for JA. 29. 74. Re..
SG Number: SG150
Plate No.: 8
£180.00
SG150 1873 1s. Green pl. 13, LA. Superb used, crisp Keswick cds for Dec.2nd 1878.
A very pretty stamp! RPS cert.  ..
SG Number: SG150
Plate No.: 13
£150.00
SG150 1875 1s. Green Pl.12 (II). 	Exceptionally fine used left wing marginal cancelled by SOUTH SHEILDS c.d.s. Cat. £300 with premium.
..
SG Number: SG150
Plate No.: 12
£125.00
SG152 1876 4d. Light shade, TI. Plate 15, imperforate colour trial, overprinted SPECIMEN type 8.
On gummed, watermarked paper. Fine original gum. Cat. £450.  ..
SG Number: SG152
Plate No.: 15
£295.00
SG153 1877 4d. Sage green, plate 16, GH. A superb, lightly mounted example with fresh colour.
Cat. £1400. RPS Cert. when in a block of four, plus wrong RPS of 2016! ..
SG Number: SG153
Plate No.: 16
£795.00
SG153 1877 4d. Sage green, plate 16, IK - IL. Very fine used pair. Neat Saxmundham duplex.
Dated Dec.12.78. Attractive. Cat. £600.  ..
SG Number: SG153
Plate No.: 16
£275.00
SG153 1877 4d. Sage-green (MH). Wmk Large Garter.
Very fine used with a HASTINGS c.d.s. for AU. 8. 78. ..
SG Number: SG153
Plate No.: 15
£150.00
SG153 1877 4d. Sage-green Pl.16 (AE). Fine unused o.g. with fresh colour… Cat. £1400.
..
SG Number: SG153
Plate No.: 16
£600.00
SG154 - 1880 4d. Grey-brown. Pl.17 (HH). Wmk Large Garter. Superb used cancelled by a fabulous crisp MANCHESTER c.d.s. for 6. NO. 80.
..
SG Number: SG154
Plate No.: 17
£475.00
SG154 1880 4d. Grey-brown, plate 17, QH, on cover Manchester to Mexico. Per "Bothnia", via New York and Brownsville
Dated 6.NO.80. Stunningly rare stamp on cover... especially with cds. Cat. £1700.  ..
SG Number: SG154
£1,100.00