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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 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
SG002 - 1840 1d. Black (NB). Halesworth to Saxmundham.
Very fine four margined example cancelled by a light black MC with a dispatch c.d.s. alongside fo..
SG Number: SG2
Plate No.: 1b
£595.00
SG002 - 1840 1d. Black (QC).
Very fine four margined example tied to small piece by a red MC with “DONCASTER” JU. 3. 1840. c.d..
SG Number: SG2
Plate No.: 2
£295.00
SG002 1840 1d. Black (JI).
Two strikes of the red MC, tying the adhesive to small piece and leaving a clear profile. ..
SG Number: SG2
Plate No.: 3
£300.00
SG003 1840 1d. Grey-Black (EL).
Fine used with good to wide margins and crisp orange MC cancellation. Spec AS16. ..
SG Number: SG3
Plate No.: 2
£300.00
SG003 1840 1d. Grey-Black - Worn Plate (OD).
Very fine clear margined example on "Ladies" envelope from SCARBOROUGH to LONDON cancelled by a c..
SG Number: SG3
Plate No.: 7
£475.00
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.(IA). Marginal inscription. Green Irish Spoon.
Super stamp and rare cancel. Spec BS26H. RPS Cert ..
SG Number: SG8
Plate No.: 57
£1,500.00
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 (AD).
A superb marginal example with inscription, cancelled, by a black MC. Scarce so fine. RPS Cert. S..
SG Number: SG8
Plate No.: 31
£475.00
SG008 1841 1d. Red-brown (EA). BLUE Maltese Cross.
Delightful small wrapper from TRURO to HAYLE neatly tied by the blue MC with c.d.s's for both and..
SG Number: SG8
Plate No.: 26
£900.00
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 1842 1d. Red-brown (KE). LONDON Number "4" in Maltese Cross.
Fine used - just touched at upper left other margins good to wide on wrapper to COVENTRY cancelle..
SG Number: SG8
Plate No.: 28
£500.00
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
SG008 m.1841 1d. Red-brown.(DL). Number in cross.
Exceptionally fine used with good to huge margins and neat London 10 in mc. ..
SG Number: SG8
Plate No.: 31
£160.00
SG008 va. 1841 1d. Red-brown.(HJ). Superby cancelled by the HONITON cds.
Dated JU.17.42. Fine looking cover addressed to London. Cat£2500. ..
SG Number: SG8
Plate No.: 21
£795.00
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
SG014 1841 2d. Blue (OJ). Pl.4.
TOWN DATED CDS. Feb 15th 1893 - late use. Just touched at the top left, very unusual and rare..
SG Number: SG14
£495.00
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. Spec C4. ..
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
SG029 - 1855 1d. Red-brown Die II. LC. P.14.
Exceptionally fine used with part numeral handstamp. Super variety. Spec. C8l. ..
SG Number: SG29
Plate No.: 29
£150.00
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
SG040 1857 1d. Rose-red (CJ). Die II. LC. P.14.
Superb used cancelled by a blue LEYTON u.d.c. Excellent strike and very scarce. ..
SG Number: SG40
Plate No.: 44
£175.00
SG040 1857 1d. Rose-red. (LL). Die II. LC. P.14.
Used on printed envelope for "THE DIAL" sent from LONDON to OLDHAM cancelled by the number "10" I..
SG Number: SG40
£300.00
SG040 1857 1d. Rose-red.(LG).Die II. LC. P.14. Spec C10(6).
Late use of the Maltese Cross. Fine example with a light strike of the black MC. Rarely seen. RPS..
SG Number: SG40
£550.00
SG043 - 1864 1d. Rose-red (NJ).
Superb used with part LONDON c.d.s. leaving a clear profile.     ..
SG Number: SG43
Plate No.: 118
£50.00
SG043 - 1864 1d. Rose-red. (PB). Superb used.
Wonderful crisp YARMOUTH c.d.s. for JU. 3. 77. ..
SG Number: 43
Plate No.: 181
£50.00
SG043 1864 1d. Rose-red. "SPECIMEN" Type 9.
Unused o.g. Spec. G1v. Ex. Marcus Samuel. ..
SG Number: SG43
Plate No.: 146
£150.00
SG043 1864 1d. Rose-red.(HE).
Superb used cancelled by a cracking GLASGOW N.P.B. handstamp for FE. 5. 80. Delightful. ..
SG Number: SG43
Plate No.: 225
£750.00
SG043 1864 1d. Rose-red.(IJ). Fabulous hand painted ornamental envelope from OSWESTRY to BIRMINGHAM.
Cancelled by the 595 numeral and a crisp AU. 30. 71. c.d.s. Reverse with arrival c.d.s. for the 3..
SG Number: SG43
Plate No.: 136
£550.00
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
SG043 also 45, 82, 92 & 97 1864 1d. Rose-red Pl. 73 (BL), 2d. Blue Pl.9 (CK), 4d. Pale Red Pl.4 (SI), 3d. Rose Pl.4 (KJ) and 1865 6d. Lilac Pl.5 (QE - QF).
Registered Wrapper to CANADA. A stunning five colour franking cover from LONDON to ST. CATHERINES..
SG Number: SG43
£2,350.00
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
SG051 1870 1½d. Rose-red (FE). "SPECIMEN" type 9.
Superb o.g. example with excellent colour and centring. Spec. G6u. ..
SG Number: SG51
Plate No.: 3
£190.00
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
SG1 1858 Rowland Hill Signature on Post Office Embossed Letterhead. Scarce.
..
SG Number: SG1
£395.00
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