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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 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 De La Rue Die Proof essay for the 1880 Tender for the 1/2d., 1 1/2d. and 2d. values.
1 1/2d. head frame from the 1d. tender but altered for the 1 1/2d. denomination, in rose on glaze..
£1,200.00
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/ 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
1911/12 POST OFFICE SAVING BANK. Die Proofs for the 1s. value… superb example of the Head & Duty Plates. Very rare.
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£1,350.00
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
King George IV “SPECIMEN” Stamp: Engraved Die Proof paste-up of the “SPECIMEN” frame and portrait printed in black on white wove paper. Rare.
..
£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
SG017 - 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
SG017 - 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
SG017 - 1854 1d. Red-brown (HD) 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
SG017 - 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
SG017 - 1854 1d. Red-brown (JB). 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
SG017 - 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. ..
SG Number: SG17
Plate No.: 183
£75.00
SG017 - 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
SG017 - 1854 1d. Red-brown (PG - QI). Die I. SC. P.16. Fine used block of six cancelled by EXETER “285” numerals. Scarce multiple.
Spec C1 ..
SG Number: SG17
Plate No.: 172
£225.00
SG017 - 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
SG017 - 1854 1d. Red-brown Die I. (NC). 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
SG017 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 "970" n..
SG Number: SG17
£150.00
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
SG017 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
SG017 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
SG021 - 1855 1d. Red-brown (EL). Die II. SC. P.16. “MISSENT TO WORCESTER”
Affixed sideways on a delightful small envelope sent from WELLS, SOMERSET to Sir Thomas Phillipps..
SG Number: SG21
Plate No.: 8
£165.00
SG021 - 1855 1d. Red-brown (HE). Die II. SC. P.16. GREEN HANDSTAMP.
Fine used cancelled by the numeral part of the English type DUBLIN “186” duplex in green ink. Spe..
SG Number: SG21
Plate No.: 8
£90.00
SG021 1855 1d. Red-brown (CJ). Die II. SC. P.16.
Very fine used cancelled by "930" YORK numeral. Spec C4. ..
SG Number: SG21
Plate No.: 2
£35.00
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
SG021 1855 1d. Red-brown (EI). Die II. SC. P.16.
Fine used example cancelled by the "English type" DUBLIN "186" duplex in Green. Spec C4.  ..
SG Number: SG21
Plate No.: 7
£95.00
SG021 1855 1d. Red-brown (GL). Die II. SC. P.16.
Very fine used cancelled by the "120" numeral of BRIDGEND... this number was also used in error a..
SG Number: SG21
Plate No.: 1
£40.00
SG021 1855 1d. Red-brown. (DA). Die II. SC. P.16. Spec C4. Very fine, cancelled by the Kilmarnock numeral '203'.
..
SG Number: SG21
£35.00
SG021 1855 1d. Red-brown. (RI) Die II. SC inverted. P.16. Spec C4c. Very fine used example.
..
SG Number: SG21
Plate No.: 5
£225.00
SG021 1855 1d. Red-brown.(NA) Die II. SC. P.16. Spec C4. Liverpool '466' numeral.
..
SG Number: SG21
£38.00
SG021Wi - 1855 1d. Red-brown.(PK). Die II. SC. P.16. Spec C4.
Inverted WMK, neat 1844 numeral. Scarce stamp. Spec CAc. Cat£250 ..
SG Number: SG21
Plate No.: 1
£150.00
SG024 1855 1d. Red-brown (NF). Die II. SC. P.14.
Fine example with a dramatic misplacement of the vertical perfs used on envelope sent from DUBLIN..
SG Number: SG24
Plate No.: 3
£595.00
SG026 - 1855 1d. Red-brown (IC) Die II. LC. P.16. EXETER Framed Handstamp.
Excellent part strike of this boxed town handstamp solely cancelling the stamp. Hinged to card an..
SG Number: SG26
£275.00
SG026 1855 1d. Red-brown, AC. Die II. LC. P.16.
Superb used partly perforated example from the "A" row - being imperforate from the middle upward..
SG Number: SG26
Plate No.: 7
£750.00
SG028 - 1855 1d. Red-brown (DH, EH & FH). Die II. LC. P.14. Envelope from LONDON to Lieutenant Cocks of the Coldstream Guards ARMY IN CRIMEA.
Cancelled by a Inland Office numeral “3” handstamps and backstamped AP. 7. 1856. ..
SG Number: SGC6
£195.00
SG028 - 1855 1d. Red-brown (EA - EF). Die II. LC. P.14. WHITEHOUSE Scots Local Handstamp (Co. Argyll – parent P.O. Tarbert).
Very scarce strip of six cancelled by good to faint strikes of the Type VIII h/s. Rarely on such ..
SG Number: SGC6
£260.00
SG028 - 1855 1d. Red-brown (GG - GH). Die II. LC. P.14. GREEN Handstamp.
Fine used horizontal pair cancelled by the English type DUBLIN “186” duplex in Green ink. ..
SG Number: SGC6
Plate No.: 13
£175.00
SG028 - 1855 1d. Red-brown (KK - KL). Die II. LC. P.14.
Fine used horizontal pair with a small upward shift of perforations cancelled by the “409” JERSEY..
SG Number: SGC6
Plate No.: 2
£60.00
SG028 - 1855 1d. Red-brown (MF). Die II. LC. P.14. GREEN Handstamp - English Type Duplex.
Superb used cancelled by the numeral “156” of CORK in green leaving a clear profile. ..
SG Number: SGC6
Plate No.: 10
£150.00
SG028 - 1855 1d. Red-brown. Die II. LC. P.14. Pl.8. Bank to Bank use.
Royal Bank of Ireland to Commercial Bank of Scotland, Wick. Tied by a brilliant green Dublin spoo..
SG Number: SGC6
£750.00
SG029 - 1855 1d. Red-brown (LF). Die II. LC. P.14.
Very fine used cancelled by a lovely neat LONDON Inland Office numeral “30”. Spec C8. ..
SG Number: SG29
Plate No.: 27
£20.00
SG029 - 1855 1d. Red-brown (OB). Die II. LC. P.14. VIOLET-BLUE Duplex.
Attractive used cancelled by an excellent part strike of the Violet-blue “131” EDINBURGH duplex. ..
SG Number: SG29
Plate No.: 29
£95.00
SG029 - 1855 1d. Red-brown (PL). Die II. LC. P.14. BLUE Handstamp.
Fine used cancelled by the numeral part of the TORQUAY “805” sideways duplex in blue ink. Spec. C..
SG Number: SG29
Plate No.: 33
£75.00
SG029 - 1855 1d. Red-brown (RL) Die II. LC. P.14. BLUE Numeral.
Fine used cancelled by a good strike of the TORQUAY “805” numeral in blue ink. Spec C8. ..
SG Number: SG29
Plate No.: 35
£75.00
SG029 - 1855 1d. Red-brown (RL). Die II. LC. P.14. BLUE Handstamp.
 Fine used cancelled by the numeral part of the TORQUAY “805” sideways duplex in blue ink. S..
SG Number: SG29
Plate No.: 35
£75.00
SG029 - 1855 1d. Red-brown Die II. (JE). LC. P.14. MADELEINE SMITH CANCELLATION.
Fine strike of the GLASGOW “Madeleine Smith” experimental duplex in green ink dated MY. 9. 1856. ..
SG Number: 29
£160.00
SG029 - 1855 1d. Red-brown Die II. (RK). LC. P.14. Spec C8.VIOLET-BLUE Duplex.
 Exceptional used tied to piece by a superb strike of the EDINBURGH “131” duplex in Violet-b..
SG Number: 29
Plate No.: 40
£195.00
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
SG029 - 1855 1d. Red-brown Die II. LC. P.14. (OC). RED Numeral.
Entire from MERE to SHAFTSBURY cancelled solely by the red “984” numeral… reverse with a neat dis..
SG Number: SG29
£3,500.00
SG029 - 1855 1d. Red-brown.(KL). Die II. LC. P.14. Gothic K.
On neat, uncreased cover to Lancaster, neatly cancelled with a CAMBRIDGE cds for AU.16.56 rear fl..
SG Number: SG29
Plate No.: 24
£250.00
SG029 1855 1d. Red-brown (BC). Die II. LC. P.14.
Superb used wonderfully tied to small piece by blue-green Nottingham "583" sideways duplex for MY..
SG Number: SG29
£200.00
SG029 1855 1d. Red-brown (GD). Die II. LC. P.14.
LIVERPOOL experimental dotted circle or "pin" cancellation - fine example dated MR. 29. 1856.&nbs..
SG Number: SG29
Plate No.: 34
£125.00
SG029 1855 1d. Red-brown (JG). Die II. LC. P.14.
Superb used cancelled by blue '805' Torquay sideways duplex. Spec C8. ..
SG Number: SG29
Plate No.: 39
£175.00
SG029 1855 1d. Red-brown (LI) Die II. LC. P.14. Spec C8.Used on entire from Darlington to London.
The stamp cancelled by a neat part sideways Darlington duplex and additionally by Inspectors Star..
SG Number: SG29
£375.00
SG032 1855 1d. Brown-rose. Die II. LC. P.14. (QI). "SPECIMEN" Type 2 overprinted vertically.
Fine o.g. example. Spec. C8(4)t. Cat. £500. ..
SG Number: SG32
£295.00
SG033 - 1857 1d. Orange-brown. Die II. LC. P.14. Spec C8. Manchester Sideways Duplex
Superb used, on uncreased entire and dated MR.12.1857. ..
SG Number: SG33
£135.00
SG033 1857 1d. Orange-brown (SH). Die II. LC. P.14.
MAIL BAG SEAL CANCELLATION. Spec C8. Very fine light strike of the Mail Bag seal in blue..
SG Number: SG33
£150.00
SG033 1857 1d. Orange-brown (TH). Die II. LC. P.14.
Very fine used cancelled by the EDINBURGH "131" duplex numeral in violet-blue. Scarce. Spec C8. ..
SG Number: SG33
Plate No.: 30
£125.00
SG036 - 1857 1d. Rose-red.(AA). Die II. LC. P.16. Spec C11.
Provisonal use of the perf 16 gauge on cover. Sent from Glasgow dated JU.14.58. Pretty Scottish c..
SG Number: SG36
£85.00
SG036 1857 1d. Rose-red (OH). Die II. LC. P.16.
Provisional use of the Perf 16 Gauge. PEARSON HILL EXPERIMENTAL MACHINE CANCEL. Wrapper addressed..
SG Number: SG36
Plate No.: 43
£550.00
SG038 - 1857 1d. Pale Red (JE). Die II. LC. P.14. Fine MALDON “494” numeral. Very scarce plate - Cat. £500.
Spec. C10.  ..
SG Number: SG38
Plate No.: 45
£275.00