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1861 De La Rue. “EXPERIMENTAL POSTAGE – THREE PENCE” Essay with the head of King Pedro V of Portugal defaced by a cross.
Block of four printed in purple. Rare. ..
£800.00
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 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/ 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 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 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. “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's. Unapproproiated Die Proof of Queen Victoria's head in sunken mount with diadem but no chignon ribbon. Fresh and fine.
..
£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
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
1902 Napoleon Head 1d 'Anti Boer War' Essay.
Imperforate on ungummed paper in Orange. In the style of the ½d and 1d. King Edward VII issues… p..
£40.00
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
1910 1s. Downey Head Hentschel Zinc Block Essay for colour. Second Proof.
"Ruby Black 160" on white wove paper without watermark and gum handstamped "SP/92". A very fine a..
£595.00
1910 2d. Downey Head Hentschel Zinc Block Essay for colour. Second Proof.
Magenta on white unwatermarked wove paper with gum inscribed "M.B./95" and "Magenta". Extremely a..
£825.00
1910 3d. Downey Head Hentschel Zinc Block Essay for colour.
Light Reddish Mauve on yellow wove paper with handstruck “W/93” in black and pencil note “Tyrian ..
£1,500.00
1910 3d. Downey Head Hentschel Zinc Block Essay for colour. Second Proof.
Light Red-brown on yellow tinted wove paper without watermark handstamped "W/19". A very fine and..
£825.00
1911 Minerva Head by De La Rue, superb unmounted with no shading around head.
..
£45.00
1911 P.O.S.B Modified Head Proof in carmine.
On proof paper, dated 29.6.11 and inscribed 'C.C' - Crown Colonies - this was used by De La Rue f..
£1,350.00
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 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
1920 KGV 1s. Blue and Brown - POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK ... RECEIPT FOR DEPOSIT OF ONE SHILLING - Profile Head Design.
 Three superb used examples each tied to a strip of the perforated pull-out labels by NORTHE..
£225.00
c. 1875 Telegraphs. Unadopted green head proof, uncleared on soft white card.
Pencil manuscript boxed grid. Unlisted SG. Unusual.  ..
£750.00
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.1875 Telegraph unadopted head die proof, AP.29.75. Before Heardening in black on glazed white card. Cat. £1800.
..
£750.00
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
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
C.1910 De La Rue Minerva Head Colour Trials for Promotional Sample Stamps.
Printed in Carmine on imperforate chalk surfaced paper without watermark and with graduated backg..
£195.00
C.1910 De La Rue Minerva Head Colour Trials for Promotional Sample Stamps.
Printed on imperforate chalk surfaced paper without watermark with graduated background shading… ..
£1,000.00
C.1910 De La Rue Minerva Head Colour Trials for Promotional Sample Stamps.
Printed in Carmine on imperforate chalk surfaced paper without watermark and with graduated backg..
£195.00
c.1911 De La Rue, Large format Britannia head dummy stamp in miniature sheetlet of 6 in pale brown and grey black.
On gummed, honeycombe, unwatermarked paper. Superb! ..
£750.00
c.1911 De La Rue, large format Britannia head dummy stamp in miniature sheetlet of 6, in chestnut and green, without shading to head.
On gummed chalky paper. Manuscript "A". Superb.  ..
£750.00
c.1911 De La Rue, large format Britannia head dummy stamp in miniature sheetlet of 6, in green and red., without shading around the head.
On gummed chalky paper. Manuscript "B". Superb. ..
SG Number: SG435
£750.00
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 De La Rue, large format Britannia head, dummy stamp in miniature sheetlet of 6, in violet and purple.
Without shading around the head. On gummed chalky paper. Manuscript "A". Superb. ..
£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
Downey Head Essay for Colour.
The unissued 3d. value in brown on white paper. Superb. ..
£650.00
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
SG109 1872 6d. Mauve, plate 9, NE. Superb used, Southampton Head Telegraph Office cds.
Dated FE.23.72. Lovely colour.  ..
SG Number: SG109
Plate No.: 9
£55.00
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
SG198var 1887 1½d. Blue “Jubilee” – Reply Paid Essay. Head plate on imperforate, gummed paper watermarked Crown. Very fine.
..
SG Number: SG198var
£250.00
SG221 1902 1 1/2d. Cut down to stamp size, die proofs of the duty plate and head plate.
In black on glazed white card - small anchor handstamp on reverse of each. Scarce.  ..
SG Number: SG221
£975.00
SG221 1902 1 1/2d. Head plate die proof. Very fine example from the DLR striking book.
In black on white glazed card, dated in manuscript, "March 8, 240 leads, 6/271". Scarce. Cat. £32..
SG Number: SG221
£1,395.00
SG226 1902 2d. Head and duty plate cut down Die proofs to stamp size.
Duty plate initialed at base. Attractive and scarce.  ..
SG Number: SG226
£1,250.00
SG238 1902 4d. Cut down to stamp size, die proofs of the duty plate and head plate in black on glazed white card.
Small anchor handstamp on reverse of each. Scarce.  ..
SG Number: SG238
£975.00
SG242 1902 5d. Head and duty plate die proofs, cut down to stamp size, in black on glazed card.
Small anchor handstamp on reverse. Attractive and scarce.  ..
SG Number: SG242
£975.00
SG321 1910 Downey Head bromide of the head in full profile as supplied to the Royal Mint.
Attractive and scarce.  ..
SG Number: SG321
£495.00
SG327 1911 1d. Carmine-red. Die 1A. Wmk Crown. 'Coloured spot on eye', the left stamp also has varieties 'Red spot on King's nose &white spot above lion's head'.
unmounted o.g with superb unlisted variety. Dramatic 'constant variety' - identical examples seen..
SG Number: SG327
£175.00
SG329var 1911 1d. Deep Carmine. Die 1B. Wmk Crown. Unmounted o.g. control “A 11” (c) corner block of four with perf Type 2. Unlisted variety… White Spot on Leaf Below King’s Head (R. 20/12).
Spec. N8(3)var – Cat £300+.  ..
SG Number: SG329var
£150.00
SG351 1912 Medal Head Bromide with manuscript "46 Medal Head" by J. A. C. Harrison from his 1912 sketch.
Attractive and scarce.  ..
SG Number: SG351
£2,500.00
SG351 1912 Medal head proofed by J. A. C Harrison, uncleared and without background shading.
Undated in black on proof paper. STAGE 1a. Very fine full size proof. Rare. Cat £5,000. Note: Act..
SG Number: SG351
£3,500.00
SG351 1913 Medal Head Bromide with manuscript "4.4.13" by J. A. C. Harrison from his 1912 sketch.
Attractive.  ..
SG Number: SG351
£2,500.00
SG419 KGV Profile head 1d. on postcard with the striking variety "ONF for ONE"- due to over-inking; seen mint and therefore maybe constant.
Rare variety. ..
SG Number: sg419
£150.00
SG43 1873 1d. Rose red, plate 157, KA-LC. Fine used block of 6, Southampton Head Telegraph Office.
Dated JY.8.73 ..
SG Number: SG43
Plate No.: 157
£195.00
SG431 1924 1½d. Brown. British Empire Exhibition. Used with ½d. profile head to uprate postal stationery 1½d. B.E.E. envelope sent “BY AIR MAIL” to BERLIN.
Cancelled by the Exhibition double ring c.d.s. for 29. SP. 1924. Reverse with arrival boxed cache..
SG Number: SG431
£95.00
SG438 c. 1929 Bradbury Wilkinson; Harrison engraved head with Laurel leaf surround.
Black on wove paper with BW imprint. This is the Nelson head for the PUC £1 but smaller size. Unu..
SG Number: SG438
£750.00
SG440var 1934 Photogravure 1d. Scarlet, large head essay, unmounted original gum.
..
£95.00
SG440var 1934 Photogravure Trial with approved head pair in brown on ordinary, unwatermarked paper, with gum.
Imperforate. A very fine unmounted pair. Cat. £1500. ..
SG Number: SG440var
£995.00
SG441var 1934 Photogravure Trial with approved head, pair in dull lilac. Unmounted, original gum on unwatermarked paper.
Imperforate corner pair with gum. Cat. £1500.  ..
SG Number: SG441var
£995.00
SG441var 1934 Photogravure Trial with approved head, pair in royal blue, on ordinary, unwatermarked paper, with gum.
Imperforate corner pair 1½d. unmounted, original gum. Cat. £1500. ..
SG Number: SG441var
£995.00
SG5811965 8d. Wilding bisected, cancelled by Bedford cds for 24th May 1965 with Head Postmaster label placed over the bisect...
requesting the cover be handed back to the P.O. charged PD 8d - unusual and rare. SGD56, SGD57 + ..
SG Number: SG581
£95.00
SGBB03 1912 2s. Downey Head Booklet (Die 1B).
Black on Red. Edition (13). Exceptionally fresh. ..
SG Number: BB3
£875.00
SGBB05 January 1913 2s. Downey Head Booklet.
Edition "9". Die 1B. Wmk. Simple Cypher. Superb and fresh example of the last of the Downey bookl..
SG Number: SGBB5
£750.00
SGBB6 1913 2s. Scarlet. Edition 13. Profile Head Issue. “SPECIMEN” Type 26.
This edition contains the very first coloured advert – “Millennium Flour” – Superb complete bookl..
SG Number: SGBB6
£4,500.00
SGL201 c.1875 Telegraph, small head die proof in lilac on glazed white card. Head, uncleared, within large lilac circle. Unlisted SG in this colour.
(p.302/ 303 Spec. Vol. 1) Cat. £1800. ..
SG Number: SGL201
£850.00