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 SG113 1867 10d. Pale Red-brown Pl.1 (SB). Wmk. Spray. BLUE Foreign Transit Handstamp.
Crisp part strike of the blue c.d.s. Most unusual.  ..
SG Number: SG113
Plate No.: 1
£275.00
1840 1d. Mulready wrapper, A69 cancelled with neat Orange maltese cross.
Matching despatch cds of Burton-on-Trent dated JY.28.40. Derby arrival on the front. Attractive c..
SG Number: SGME1
£895.00
1841 Wrapper, Glasgow to Cockburnspath, sent unpaid with just a superb black maltese cross at top right.
Not charged postage due... dated OCT. 7th 1841. A super and very rare cover.  ..
£1,500.00
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 2d. Blue Envelope. LONDON Number “4” in Maltese Cross.
Addressed to a British Wine Merchant in WORCESTER cancelled by a super fine strike of the MC. Les..
£3,250.00
1848 1d. Pink Wrapper. Sent to MANCHESTER uprated with imperf 1d. Red paying Late Fee.
 Placed contrary to regulations at lower left and cancelled by the LONDON Inland Office nume..
SG Number: SG8
£275.00
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 Large Garter Watermark Paper - Gummed.
Bottom marginal block of four… first used on the 1857 4d. Rose-carmine (SG66) issue. Faint bend o..
£140.00
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
1861 Bradbury Wilkinson & Co. Ltd. Essay for proposed “LOCAL POSTAGE STAMP” depicting the shield from the British Royal crest…
printed in brown-red on white wove paper – imperforate.  ..
£65.00
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
1871 Experimental Machine cancel. Stationery.
AZEMAR "89" in oval - from the second trial on postcards only - in use 4th January to 4th Februar..
£1,350.00
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
1878 4d. Orange Inland Revenue Stationery Proof Sheet. Cut down file reference example with two impressions on…
printed on white wove paper dated 15. 1. 78. Fine and fresh ..
£250.00
1879 1d. Pink Inland Revenue Proof Sheet. Official Presentation example on white wove paper with the Inland Revenue embossed seal. Very fine quality.
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£250.00
1879 Tender Essay – CHARLES SKIPPER & EAST. Surface printed Proof “SPECIMEN STAMP”
 In reddish purple with the head of Ceres (design B) instead of Queen Victoria and “C S &..
£120.00
1879 Tender Essay – McCorquodale & Co. Plate Proof. Large Design Dummy Stamp Engraved by Hooper.
Surface printed 1d. Claret on thick imperf paper without watermark. Weak impression. Fine block o..
£150.00
1879 Tender Essay – McCorquodale & Co. Plate Proof. Large Design Dummy Stamp Engraved by Hooper.
Surface printed 1d. Deep Claret on thick imperforate paper without watermark.   ..
£50.00
1879 Tender Essay – McCorquodale & Co. Plate Proof. Large Design Dummy Stamp Engraved by Hooper.
Surface printed 1d. Pink on thin white paper without watermark. Scarce in this shade on paper. ..
£75.00
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
1879 Tender Essays – McCorquodale & Co. “POST CARD” Essay engraved by Hooper using the un-adopted 1d. stamp (damaged cliché) in Brownish Claret on brown card...
handstamped “SPECIMEN” in Red and reverse with manuscript “2”. Super item.  ..
£200.00
1879 Tender Essays – McCorquodale Submission for the 1d. Value – Engraved by Hooper.
Large design dummy stamp printed in Rosy Mauve on blued paper with small anchor watermark. Rare e..
£250.00
1879 Tender Essays – McCorquodale Submission for the 1d. Value – Engraved by Hooper.
Small dummy stamp printed in Black on thick white paper… very fine right marginal example.  ..
£60.00
1879 Tender Essays – McCorquodale Submission for the 1d. Value – Engraved by Hooper. 1894 Lithographic re-production “Die Proof”
Three impressions of the small dummy stamp printed in Claret on white paper.  ..
£150.00
1880 Proposed Issue – LAND REGISTRY. Hand Painted Essays – £1 Value. The original proposal in 1874 for Land Transfer stamps did not materialise and in 1880 a new proposal for Land Registry stamps was made
Produced by De La Rue staff artists... this example amended by two different people then returned..
£595.00
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
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 National Telephone Co. 1/- bisect on piece, cancelled NTC Ltd in violet. Unusual.
Telegraph. ..
£85.00
1891 1d. Pink envelope with attractive candle holder plus snuffer, drawn in ink with a letter attached.
ELY to TAMWORTH dated NO.24.1891. Attractive and unusual.  ..
£225.00
1893 ½d. Brown Stationery Newspaper Wrapper. “CROSSE & BLACKWELL’S – MONTHLY PRICES CURRENT” advertising cover.
Addressed to HOLLAND cancelled by the “D/N.P.B.” News Paper Branch handstamp… reverse with Amster..
£225.00
1895 Revenue. £1 violet and black CIVIL SERVICE overprint. Superb used on small part form
Cancelled "C.S.C" attractive.  ..
£125.00
1902 British Stamped wrapper used in Constantinople.
Dated 28.5.1904 CONSTANTINOPLE to WURZBURG 40 paras registration & 7d. postage. Superb! ..
SG Number: 298
£750.00
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
1904 Admiralty Official type II overprint (short M) on 1/2d. postcard, used from London E. C to Harrow.
Note on reverse to Gunnery course Whale Island on board "HMS Excellent", on April 6th. Rare - Wis..
£1,650.00
1906 1d. Embossed Revenue used to supplement a 2 1/2d. Postal Stationery cut out. The correct rate was 3d.
The Revenue stamp was disallowed and a Portugese Postage Due applied on reverse. Dated No.12.06. ..
£350.00
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
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
1911 1d. Unofficial "paste-up".
Envelope sent from CRYSTAL PALACE to LEWISHAM cancelled by the "IMPERIAL EXHIBITION" slogan for O..
£325.00
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 Hentschel Zinc Block Essay. 7d. “Grey” from ink “SP6”. Very fine – Cat. £900.
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£600.00
1919 “OH.M.S. - Prisoners of War” Envelope. The P.O.W. expunged…
sent from LYNDHURST to LONDON with 4d. National Health stamp accepted as postage – cancelled by 8..
£275.00
1920 6d. Grey National Health Insurance stamp, grossly misperforated, corner block of 6, quite spectacular and scarce.
..
£225.00
1920 7d. Maroon National Health Insurance stamp, grossly misperforated corner block of 6.
Quite spectacular and scarce. Revenue.  ..
£250.00
1920 KGV 1s. Blue and Brown - POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK. "CANCELLED" Type 24.
Very fine u/m o.g. example of this very rare stamp. ..
£275.00
1931 2d. Excise Revenue - Entertainment Tax.
Artist Essay in the issued design but the white and coloured parts reversed, mounted on a counter..
£750.00
1950 "NATIONAL THANKSGIVING FUND".
Four Registered envelopes with various KGVI low value definitive combinations, each with a N.T.F...
£450.00
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. 1875 Telegraphs. Unadopted green head proof, uncleared on soft white card.
Pencil manuscript boxed grid. Unlisted SG. Unusual.  ..
£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 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.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.1911 Harrison 'Test Label' in violet.
On gummed watermarked paper,coil strip of 5. ..
£125.00
c.1923 Harrisons & Sons, London, cut down page from a sample booklet, for use by Harrison reps, of two blocks of 10 in green and bright blue (Harrison portrait).
Printed from cylinders by the Dutch firm Nederlandsche Rotogravure Maatschappij of Leiden, notes ..
£495.00
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
Orb Watermark Paper.
Introduced in 1876 for use on the 2½d. Rosy Mauve issue... four impressions and blank bottom marg..
£300.00
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
Sea Horse Issue. Large Single Cypher Watermark Paper.
Top marginal piece with “POSTAGE” and eight impressions, each overprinted “CANCELLED” Type 24. Ta..
£900.00
SG048 1870 ½d. Rose-red. (OA-PC)
Superb unmounted o.g. block of six with marginal inscription at left, fabulous fresh colour. ..
SG Number: SG48
Plate No.: 13
£750.00
SG048 1870 ½d. Rose-red.(TS)
Exceptionally fine unmounted o.g. with full bottom margin. Scarce and attractive positional piece..
SG Number: SG48
Plate No.: 20
£300.00
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
SG055 1847 1s. Green envelope from CATTERICK TO PHILADELPHIA By the Steam Mail Liverpool.
Superb corner example cancelled by the '331' numeral also tied by red arrival and 5CENTS internal..
SG Number: SG55
£975.00
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
SG076 - 1862 3d Bright Carmine-rose Pl.2 (CJ). Wmk Emblems. “Notice of Objection…” sent from CHIPPENHAM to the “Overseer” of LUCKINGTON.
Cancelled by a light “191” duplex for AU. 23. 64. Reverse with Malmsbury and Badminton transits. ..
SG Number: SG76
£300.00
SG081  - 1863 4d. Bright Red Pl.4 (RL). Hair Lines. Wmk Large Garter. Exceptionally fine used.
Superb strike of the LONDON District numeral “72”. ..
SG Number: SG81
£160.00
SG098 1865 9d. Straw.(CG). Wmk Emblems.Superb used on wrapper from NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE to ST. PETERSBURG
Cancelled by a crisp "545" duplex for DE. 7. 67. reverse with transit/arrival marks. ..
SG Number: SG98
Plate No.: 4
£750.00
SG1 1840 1d. Intense Black (QH). Small envelope from ST. ASAPH to BANGOR.
Very fine good to wide margined example cancelled by a neat strike of the red MC with a doub..
SG Number: SG1
Plate No.: 4
£675.00
SG1 1840 1d. Intense Black Pl.5 (IC). Good clear margins and neat red MC cancellation. Spec. AS24 – Cat. £550.
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SG Number: SG1
Plate No.: 5
£240.00
SG10 1841 1d. Deep Red-brown (BD).
Delightful used example with clear to wide margins on piece with a fabulous full strike of the bl..
SG Number: SG10
Plate No.: 14
£175.00
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
SG103 1871 3d. Rose Pl.7 (CA). TELEGRAPH “1082” Handstamp. Excellent bold strike of the PLYMOUTH cancellation.
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SG Number: SG103
Plate No.: 7
£50.00
SG103 1873 3d. Rose Pl.10 (AC). Unused with very fine o.g. and fresh rich colour… long stamp from the “A” row –
adjustment to the perforator resulting in “blind” perf at bottom of both sides. Cat. £875.  ..
SG Number: SG103
£675.00
SG103 1873 3d. Rose Pl.10 (EE). Wmk Spray. Very fine used left hand wing marginal with selvedge at base.
Cancelled by the numeral part of the “221” LEITH duplex. ..
SG Number: SG103
Plate No.: 10
£75.00
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 (BG). Fresh unused o.g. example with fine colour. Cat. £675.
..
SG Number: SG109
£395.00
SG109 1870 6d. Violet, plate 9, HB. Superb used, neat VALPARISO cds cancel. Excellent colour.
RPS cert.  ..
SG Number: SG109
Plate No.: 9
£110.00
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
SG110 1867 9d. Straw Pl.4 (EC - ED). Fabulous used pair.
 With bottom selvedge from the lower right of the pane… cancelled by a crisp SEETHING LANE c..
SG Number: SG110
£450.00
SG110 1867 9d. Straw Pl.4 (IE). Fine used left hand wing marginal cancelled by a delightful strike of the HULL “383” numeral. Cat. £325.
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SG Number: SG110
£75.00
SG110 1867 9d. Straw, BG. Superb used, VALPARISO cds for Dec.15.1875.
Nice colour.  ..
SG Number: SG110
£195.00
SG112 1867 10d. Red-brown Pl.1 (ID). BEYROUT Handstamp.
Very fine used right hand wing marginal with a fine strike of the B.P.O. “G06” handstamp. Attract..
SG Number: SG112
Plate No.: 1
£150.00
SG113 1867 10d. Pale red-brown, MB. Superb cds example, Valpariso cds for Mar.3.75.
A rare stamp with cds.  ..
SG Number: SG113
£295.00
SG117 1871 1s. Green Pl.5 (EM). STOCK EXCHANGE FORGERY.
Fine used example of this infamous deception cancelled by a neat c.d.s. for JY. 23. 72. Discovere..
SG Number: SG117
£575.00
SG117 1871 1s. Green Pl.6 (KD). Telegraph “1172” Handstamp. Right hand wing marginal with a super strike of the RUGBY cancellation.
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SG Number: SG117
Plate No.: 6
£40.00
SG117 1871 1s. Green Pl.6 (SI). Telegraph “No.1B” Handstamp.
Delightful used left wing marginal cancelled by the non-standard type circular handstamp. Unusual..
SG Number: SG117
Plate No.: 6
£85.00
SG118 1867 2s. Dull Blue Pl.1 (ED). Wmk. Spray. Right hand wing marginal on entire from A & S Henry & Co. MANCHESTER to CARACAS, VENEZUELA “Per R.M.S. Miselli”
Cancelled by a neat upright “498” duplex for JY. 15. 1876. No markings on reverse. Excellent sing..
SG Number: SG118
£395.00
SG118 1867 2s. Dull Blue. Pl.1. Wmk Spray.
Pen and ink design produced for the compositors to set the inscription for the twelve panes. Rema..
SG Number: SG118
£4,500.00
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
SG121 1880 2/- Brown, PE. A very fine used example, nice colour and a fine SW/2 London numeral cancel.
A scarce stamp in good condition. Cat. £4,250.  ..
SG Number: SG121
Plate No.: 1
£1,250.00
SG122a 1872 6d. Chestnut (JE - JF). Mail Bag Seal.
Fine horizontal pair cancelled by a single strike of circular mail bag seal. Most unusual and con..
SG Number: SG122a
Plate No.: 11
£175.00
SG122a 1872 6d. Chestnut Pl.11 (NI). Telegraph “1082” Handstamp. Left hand wing marginal with a good strike of the PLYMOUTH cancellation.
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SG Number: SG122a
Plate No.: 11
£50.00
SG122a 1872 6d. Chestnut, plate 11, GF. Superb used, neat Mallow, Co. Cork, cds.
Dated SP.4.72. Nice Irish use.  ..
SG Number: SG122a
Plate No.: 11
£75.00
SG122b 1872 6d. Pale Chestnut Pl.11 (BF). Superb used cancelled by part PRESTON c.d.s. for OC. 7. 72.
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SG Number: SG122b
£65.00
SG123 - 1872 6d. Pale Buff. Pl.11 (TI). Wmk Spray. OXFORD Duplex Error “613” for “603”.
Exceptionally fine large part strike of the numeral error. ..
SG Number: SG123
£75.00
SG125 1873 6d. Grey Pl.12 (LA - LB). Wmk. Spray. VALPARAISO Handstamp. Fine pair with a superb crisp strike of the Chilean c.d.s.
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SG Number: SG125
Plate No.: 12
£395.00
SG125 1873 6d. Grey Pl.12 (MD). Wmk Spray.
Superb used right hand wing marginal cancelled solely by a red "PD" in circle. Very scarce espec..
SG Number: SG125
Plate No.: 12
£300.00