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1866 6d. Mauve Embossed "2WW" die, dated 8.3.66, on unwatermarked wove paper.
A tete beche pair. Attractive. Stationery proof.  ..
£250.00
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 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
1876 Revenue. DLR original head die no. 205 in black with uncleared circular surround, with inscription in reverse...
inscribed, "orig. head prep. for Judicature stamps/ 1876", along with a cleared die proof of the ..
£750.00
1878 4d. Orange die, dated 15.1.78. Two impressions on unwatermarked wove paper.
Pencil manuscript "2" and "8". Very fine. Stationery proof.  ..
£250.00
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 Embossed Registration 2d. Die proof with blank date plugs. Attractive "registered" page.
Black on glazed card, cut to stamp size with colour trials, in pair, grey and blue x6. Ex P. Youn..
£550.00
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 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 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. “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, 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
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
1880's. Unapproproiated Die Proof of Queen Victoria's head in sunken mount with diadem but no chignon ribbon. Fresh and fine.
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£375.00
1882 ½d. Die Proof. Printed in black on glazed card…
Type LW4 with horizontal shading to ribbons – endorsed “BEFORE HARDENING” and dated 14 MAY 82 wit..
£275.00
1882/ 1900 Minerva head die proof in black on glazed card, prepared for printing of this "dummy head".
Attractive and scarce.  ..
£550.00
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 3d. Die Proof. Printed in black on white glazed card lettered HB and inscribed “DE LA RUE LONDON”.
From a series of experimental trials. Very rare. ..
£800.00
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
1911 ½d. Deep Carmine. Die Proof of the Accepted Design.
Uncleared surround and value tablet on glazed proof paper. Very fine and rare. ..
£1,300.00
1911/12 POST OFFICE SAVING BANK. Die Proofs for the 1s. value… superb example of the Head & Duty Plates. Very rare.
..
£1,350.00
1912 1/2d. Die II. Die Proof Colour Trial. Taken from the stage 5 die, 1st state with solid H in HALFPENNY.
Printed in grey-brown on gummed, wove paper, watermarked Crown. Fantastic item, not recorded by S..
£1,500.00
1912 1d. Scarlet. Die Proof - Colour Trial.
Printed on paper watermarked Multiple Crown and clearly showing plate wear... numbered "132" at l..
£2,500.00
1912 Die 2 Crown wmk 1/2d Myrtle green.
A fine unmounted example with fresh colour. ..
SG Number: SG338var
£185.00
1912 Die 2 Crown wmk 1d aniline scarlet.
A fine m/m marginal example of this scarce stamp. ..
SG Number: SG343
£110.00
1912 KGV Profile Head Die Proof – Coinage Head Die Stage 1g.
Printed in Black on gummed paper watermarked Crown. Wonderful item and extremely rare. Ex. Graham..
£1,800.00
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
1929 Circular Delivery Company. Die Proof.
Reprinted composite proof for eight different cities in black on thick cartridge paper. Lovely fr..
£750.00
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.1875 Telegraph unadopted head die proof, AP.29.75. Before Heardening in black on glazed white card. Cat. £1800.
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£750.00
c.1882 DLR Dummy stamp, die proof of completed design, in black on glazed card.
Rare and seldom seen.  ..
£850.00
C.1882 Head die proof as used for the large head QV sample or dummy stamps.
In black, on glazed card, by DLR. Seldom seen.  ..
£750.00
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
KGV Die proof of small, unadopted Medal Head (10mm) with outline surround cleared, in black on glazed proof paper.
69 x 78mm. Stamped 323 on reverse, very fine and rare. Unlisted by SG! Ex J.A.C Harrison archive...
£1,500.00
KGV Downey Head Die Proof.
Printed in red on white wove paper with albino impression of the surround. Superb item and to our..
£2,500.00
King George IV “SPECIMEN” Stamp: Engraved Die Proof paste-up of the “SPECIMEN” frame and portrait printed in black on white wove paper. Rare.
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£475.00
Perkins Bacon Die Proof of the company symbol - Brittania rules the waves, in black on glazed card. Some corrosion not detracting.
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£250.00
Perkins Bacon. A superb die proof in black on glazed card of the frame plate of the so called George IV specimen stamp.
A fine example of Perkins Bacon engraving. Scarce.  ..
£350.00
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
Queen Victoria the Plating of the Penny 1840-1864 by Roland Brown Volume 1; Die 1; Plates 1-45.
Volume 1; Die1; Plates 1-45.  Published by The Great Britain Philatelic Society London.&..
£50.00
Queen Victoria the Plating of the Penny 1840-1864 by Roland Brown Volume 2; Die 1; Plates 46-91
Volume 2; Die 1; Plates 46-91 Published by The Great Britain Philatelic Society London SH..
£65.00
SG039 a 1857 1d. Pale-rose (GB). Die II. LC. P.14.
IMPERFORATE. Exceptionally fine used example of this very rare variety cancelled by a neat st..
SG Number: SG39
Plate No.: 46
£1,650.00
SG126 - 1867 5s. Rose. Die Proof.
Uncleared corner squares and plate number circle - dated in ink on reverse '1/1/67', on thick gla..
SG Number: SG126
£1,650.00
SG164 & 172 1880 ½d. Deep Green and 1881 1d. Lilac. Die II. BRITISH ARMY POST OFFICE – EGYPT Handstamp (Type ZA1).
Used together and cancelled by super strikes of the scarce c.d.s. for SP. 27. 82. Very pretty pai..
SG Number: SG172
£425.00
SG164 1880 ½d. Deep Green. Die Proof. Printed in black on white glazed card. Dated 3 NOV 80 and endorsed in manuscript “After Striking”.
Very fine. Cat. £1500. ..
SG Number: SG164
£750.00
SG165 & SG170 1880/81 1/2d. Green and 1d. Lilac Die I (14 Dots). Horizontal pair of the 1d. Lilacs, plus the 1/2d. making the 2 1/2d. rate
Cancelled by the Banbury "46" duplex for 15.AU.81. Addressed to Ohio, USA. Various postal marking..
SG Number: SG165
£225.00
SG165/ 170 1881 1d. Lilac Die I (14 dots) block of 4 in the rare BLUSH-LILAC shade with 1/2d. pale green, paying the 4 1/2d. registered rate to Canada.
 Ringwood squared circle cancels dated AU.18.81. Rare block.  ..
SG Number: SG170
£295.00
SG166 1880 1d. Venetian Red. Die proof. Complete design printed in black on white glazed card with void corner letters.
Dated Aug 14 1879 and endorsed “BEFORE HARDENING”. Very fine. Cat. £1500. ..
SG Number: SG166
£750.00
SG166 1880 1d. Venetian Red. Die proof. Complete design printed in black on white glazed card with void corner letters.
 Dated 24 NOV 1879 and endorsed in manuscript “After Striking 34 Forms” (after 34 plates had..
SG Number: SG166
£750.00
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, 172, 197 & 213. 1880 1d. Venetian Red, KK. 1881 1d. Lilac. Die II, 1887 1/2d. Vermilion and 1900 1/2d. Blue-green Jubilee.
Also Fiscal 1d. Inland Revenue. Last Day of Validity. Envelope sent within Brighton, cancelled by..
SG Number: SG213
£210.00
SG167, 169 & 172 1880 1½d. Venetian Red, 1881 5d. Indigo and 1d. Lilac. Die II.
Block of four of the 5d. and single 1½d. and 1d. tied to piece by LONDON W.C. duplex handstamps f..
SG Number: SG169
£125.00
SG17 & 20 1854 1d. Red-brown. Die I. SC. P.16 and 1854 2d. Pale Blue plate 4, IH-IL. SC. P.16.
Wrapper sent from London to Boulogne, cancelled by the double 47 handstamp - the 1d. perhaps payi..
SG Number: SG20
Plate No.: 4
£475.00
SG17 & 48 1854 1d. Red-brown (DB). Die I. SC. P.16 and 1854 6d. Mauve. BLUE Handstamp.
Registered envelope sent from LEEDS to MACCLESFIELD cancelled by “447” numerals in blue ink with ..
SG Number: 48
£750.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown (AB). Die I. SC. Imprimatur. Superb top marginal example with lovely fresh colour. Cat. £1500.
Spec C1 ..
SG Number: SG17
Plate No.: R1
£895.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown (AF). Die I. SC. P.16. Spec C1.
LYNMOUTH Error in Blue. Exceptionally fine used on envelope to SOUTH MOLTON cancelled by the ..
SG Number: SG17
£150.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown (AG). Die I. SC. P.16. WORN PLATE. Envelope from LONDON to SUFFOLK.
Cancelled by the Inland Office numeral “40” with green Saxmundham arrival on reverse for NO. 29. ..
SG Number: SG17
£40.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown (BA). Die I. SC. P.16. Birmingham "Spoon".
Fine example showing a nice burr rub at right on envelope sent locally in BIRMINGHAM cancelled by..
SG Number: SG17
Plate No.: 178
£160.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown (CL) plate 173. Die I. SC. P.16.
Superb and rare example of misplacement of perforation and missing pins... eight absent perfs! Wr..
SG Number: SG17
Plate No.: 173
£395.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown (HD) plate 164. Die I. SC. P.16. Watermark Inverted.
Very fine used cancelled by a light Scottish numeral. Spec C1. ..
SG Number: SG17
Plate No.: 164
£175.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown (IC) Die I. SC. P.16. DUNTOCHER Scots Local Handstamp (Co. Dumbarton - parent P.O. Glasgow).
Fine used example with a downward shift of perforations… cancelled by the rarely seen Duntocher T..
SG Number: SG17
Plate No.: 178
£125.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown (JB) plate 188. Die I. SC. P.16. Wonderful upward shift of perforations.
Part of adjoining stamp at top giving a “long stamp” appearance. Cancelled by a fine strike of th..
SG Number: SG17
Plate No.: 188
£95.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown (LI). Die I. SC. P.16. Massive misplacement of perforations…
Used on LONDON envelope sent to SOHO cancelled by Inland Office numeral. Dated on reverse NO. 23...
SG Number: SG17
Plate No.: 186
£195.00
SG17 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
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown (OB - OC). Die I. SC. P.16. Fine horizontal pair on mourning envelope sent from CASTLE EDEN to The Lord Bishop of ABERDEEN
Cancelled by crisp “737” numerals. Reverse with a blue Ferry Hill and red Edinburgh transit for J..
SG Number: SG17
£125.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown (OI). Die I. SC. P.16. Upward shift of perforations.
Fine used example cancelled by a crisp strike of the “635” READING numeral. Plate 183. ..
SG Number: SG17
Plate No.: 183
£75.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown (OL). Die I. SC. P.16. Spec C1.
Partial imperforate at right. Caused by broken pins. Very fine used cancelled by LONDON "74" ..
SG Number: SG17
£395.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown (PA). Die I. SC. P.16. Wonderful left hand marginal with “PRICE” inscription.
Affixed sideways to envelope sent from LEEDS to BRADFORD cancelled by a lovely crisp “447” sidewa..
SG Number: SG17
Plate No.: 193
£250.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown (PG - QI). Die I. SC. P.16. Fine used block of six cancelled by EXETER “285” numerals. Scarce multiple.
Plate 172. Spec C1 ..
SG Number: SG17
Plate No.: 172
£225.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown (PL). Die I. SC. P.16. Broken perforation pins.
Right hand vertical column with five or six perforations missing and two from the left. Fine used..
SG Number: SG17
£150.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown (QG - RI) Die I. SC. P.16. BLUE Handstamp.
Block of six cancelled by the BAMPTON “802” numeral in blue ink, light crease through lower strip..
SG Number: SG17
Plate No.: 167
£450.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown (QH). Die I. SC. P.16. Pale shade showing some plate on mourning envelope sent from BRIGHTON to LONDON
 cancelled by the first type of the “132” sideways duplex for MR. 18. 1855. Reverse with arr..
SG Number: SG17
£20.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown Die I (AB). SC. P.16.
Fantastic used example cancelled solely by a small part FRENCH transit c.d.s. Super appearance an..
SG Number: SG17
£225.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown Die I. (NC) plate 200. SC. P.16. Spec C1.
Wonderful upward shift of perforations with part of adjoining stamp at top giving a “long stamp” ..
SG Number: SG17
Plate No.: 200
£95.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown Die I. SC. P.16. Spec C1.
Extremely neat envelope to HOLYTOWN cancelled by a superb COATBRIDGE double arc c.d.s. for JN. 15..
SG Number: SG17
£300.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown PL. R3, QH. Die I. SC. P.16. Dramatic upward shift of perforations.
Fine used with a numeral handstamp.  ..
SG Number: 17
Plate No.: R3
£85.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown Pl.204 (EA). Die I. SC. P.16. Perf 7 at Left.
Tied to piece by a delightful strike of the HULL “383” spoon duplex for 27. FE. 1855. Known on th..
SG Number: SG17
Plate No.: 204
£475.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown plate 174, EB. Die I. SC.P.16. Exceptionally fine used with excellent fresh colour.
Cancelled by part 466 Liverpool duplex. Spec. C1. ..
SG Number: SG17
Plate No.: 174
£25.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown plate 191, NE. Die I. SC.P.16. Stunning misplacement of perforations.
Lightly used example. Faults, nevertheless most collectable. Spec. C1.  ..
SG Number: SG17
Plate No.: 191
£75.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown SC16, die I, alph II. Superb marginal inscription example, HI, lightly mounted.
Very scarce so fine. Pretty stamp. Spec C1 ..
SG Number: SG17
£495.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown. Die I. SC. P.16. CRIMEAN WAR Handstamp.
Super strike of the “0X0” h/s. Spec C1. ..
SG Number: SG17
£125.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown. Die I. SC. P.16. Entire from ALBANO, ITALY to Bridgewater, re-directed to London.
Tied by the 123 Bridgewater numeral, two more strikes at lower left in black and olive obliterate..
SG Number: SG17
£650.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown. Die I. SC. P.16. Misperforated example on printed “LIVERPOOL CORN EXCHANGE” price schedule.
Sent to DEVON cancelled by a crisp”466” spoon duplex for 7. NO. 1854. Reverse with London transit..
SG Number: SG17
£40.00
SG17 1854 1d. Red-brown.(RF) plate 173. Die I. SC. P.16. Spec C1. Worn plate. Superb used on cover.
Norwich to Saxmundham, Suffolk - dated NO.09.54. Attractive. ..
SG Number: SG17
Plate No.: 173
£75.00
SG17 var 1854 1d. Brick-red (OB) plate 188. Die I. SC. P.16.
Broken Perforation Pin at Base. Very fine used cancelled by a neat strike of the "69" CARNWAT..
SG Number: SG17
Plate No.: 188
£40.00
SG170 - 1881 1d. Lilac. Die I. Torn… re-used?
Accepted for Postage on printed envelope from CRICKHOWELL to PONTYPOOL cancelled by a lovely cris..
SG Number: SG170
£175.00
SG170 1881 1d. Bluish Lilac. Die I. "SPECIMEN" Type 9.
Fine unmounted block of four with fresh colour. Spec. K7t – Cat £640++. ..
SG Number: SG170
£325.00
SG170 1881 1d. Lilac die 1 (14 dots) used from Grimsby to Lincoln, dated Dec.23.81.
Depicts two choir boys - sadly only a front, but very attractive.  ..
SG Number: SG170
£65.00
SG170 1881 1d. Lilac die 1 x2 on cover with 1/2d. Green, making the 2 1/2d. rate to France.
Neat Birmingham duplex cancels, NO.12.81. A fine "die 1" cover.  ..
SG Number: SG170
£85.00
SG170 1881 1d. Lilac Die I Imprimatur. Fine, lightly mounted mint example.
..
SG Number: SG170
£150.00
SG170 1881 1d. Lilac die I pair, plus 1/2d. green, paying 2 1/2d. rate to New York, USA.
Neat Irish Monaghan duplex, dated OCT.6.81. Nice use of 14 dots 1d. ..
SG Number: SG170
£70.00
SG170 1881 1d. Lilac die I, on neat, uncreased cover to Salop. A fine Welsh use.
Neat Newton, Mont. squared circle cancel, dated OC.13.81. Montgomeryshire. ..
SG Number: SG170
£65.00