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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
1839/ 40 Treasury Competition Essay, by Charles Whiting Congreve Method.
1d., in black and red (PPC No10) on wove paper. Excellent margins, rare so fine. SG1. ..
SG Number: SG1
£600.00
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
1845 1d. Pink envelope from Wolverhampton, 905 numeral, addressed to Cheltenham.
With as superb strike of the rare "Missent to / Railway/ Post Office. Dated 25.NOV.1845. Excellen..
£1,500.00
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
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
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
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. Perkins Bacon 1/2d. Green.
The colour recommended by the International Bureau for Foreign Stamps, requiring 1/2d's to be pri..
£250.00
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
1884 National Telephone Co. Ltd. 1d. - 1/- plus 3 shades on 3d. and including the scarce 6d. A fine group of 7.
Attractive. Telegraphs. ..
£45.00
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
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
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.
..
£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
1924 British Empire Exhibition. Telegram Forms.
Superb pristine mint examples… one in black on which the 1d. stamp was to be affixed and in red a..
£595.00
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
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.1900 De La Rue Dummy Head - Britannia Design. Die Proof. Black on white glazed card mounted on file page. Most attractive.
..
£295.00
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
INCOME TAX. 1d., 2d., 3d., 6d. and 1s. used on envelope sent from SOUTH BENFLEET to WESTMINSTER
c.d.s. cancels for 28. JU. 21. Most unusual and very scarce. ..
£375.00
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.
..
£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
SG001 - 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
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
£300.00
SG002 1840 1d. Black (ML).
Superb used with excellent margins including part selvedge at right... on large part entire from ..
SG Number: SG2
Plate No.: 6
£750.00
SG002 1840 1d. Black.(BG). Light black MC tying the stamp to a small piece.
..
SG Number: SG2
Plate No.: 8
£250.00
SG004 1840 2d. Deep Full Blue.(MC). Very fine used on small piece.
Neat black MC leaving a clear profile. ..
SG Number: SG4
Plate No.: 2
£450.00
SG005 1840 2d. Blue.(JA). A very fine example.
Neat red MC and a very fine to superb margins. Scarce. ..
SG Number: SG5
Plate No.: 1
£495.00
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
SG007 1841 1d. Red-brown. (NA - Letter "N" Retouched). Second Repair. State 2.
Superb used with clear to wide margins on entire from UTTOXETTER to LICHFIELD. Cancelled by a cra..
SG Number: SG7
Plate No.: 5
£695.00
SG007 1841 1d. Red-brown.(BA). Fishtail MC.
Clear to huge margined example cancelled by a superb strike of the distinctive Manchester Fishtai..
SG Number: SG7
Plate No.: 10
£575.00
SG007 1841 1d. Red-brown.(CB). Unused (without gum).
Good clear margins. Fine fresh colour. Spec AS74.Cat £6000. ..
SG Number: SG7
Plate No.: 11
£950.00
SG007 1841 1d. Red-brown.(OE). Very fine used.
..
SG Number: SG7
Plate No.: 9
£150.00
SG008 - 1841 1d. Red-brown (NH - NJ). Super fresh o.g. strip of three.
Excellent margins and fresh colour… gum creasing on reverse not detracting from this very pretty ..
SG Number: SG8
Plate No.: 85
£350.00
SG008 - 1841 1d. Red-brown (QH). Delightful used example.
Clear to wide margins and lovely black MC leaving a clear profile. ..
SG Number: SG8
Plate No.: 31
£60.00
SG008 - 1841 1d. Red-brown. (FK). Philatelically used.
On small piece with a London cds for JY.31.11. Just in at F square but a spectacular piece. ..
SG Number: SG8
£395.00
SG008 - 1841 1d. Red-brown. Pl.12 (IB). “Poulton Penny Post” Handstamp.
Fine four margined example with a super strike of the Receiving Office postmark solely cancelling..
SG Number: 8
Plate No.: 12
£900.00
SG008 - 1841 1d. Red-brown.(CF). OHMS cover to Somerset House
Three margin, superbly cancelled with the CATTERICK maltese cross - a perfect strike. Matching cd..
SG Number: SG8
£695.00
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.(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 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 Wi 1846 1d. Red-brown (ND). Watermark Inverted.
Very fine used with good to wide margins cancelled by a numeral handstamp. Spec BS28c. ..
SG Number: SG8
Plate No.: 69
£175.00
SG009 1843 1d. Red-brown (QC) Worn plate. HANDSWORTH "PyP/No. 15" Handstamp.
Good to huge margined example tied to piece by a fine strike of the Penny Post h/s in blue-green ..
SG Number: SG9
Plate No.: 41
£495.00
SG010 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
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
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 (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. 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 (DF). Die II. SC. P.16.
Very fine used cancelled by a neat "111" BINGLEY numeral. ..
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 (CI). Die II. LC. P.14. ARDENTINNY Scots Local Handstamp.
Envelope addressed to EDINBURGH cancelled by a fine strike of the Type VIII h/s in blue. Reverse ..
SG Number: SG29
£495.00
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
SG034 1855 2d. Blue (SB - TC). LC. P.14.
Very fine used block of four - three being cancelled by the "180" CHESTER numerals and the lower ..
SG Number: SG34
Plate No.: 5
£550.00
SG039 - 1857 1d. Pale-rose (OC). Die II. LC. P.14. Superb used.
Lovely strike of the Irish double arc c.d.s. of CARNDONAGH for MY. 2. 1862. ..
SG Number: SG39
Plate No.: 59
£60.00
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
SG040Wi - 1857 1d. Rose-red. Die II. LC. P.14. Watermark Large Crown (Type I) Inverted. Spec C10.
Remarkably fresh unmounted o.g. block of 20 with lovely colour and centring. Spec. C10e – Cat. £3..
SG Number: 40Wi
Plate No.: 44
£2,450.00
SG042a - SGC13 1862 1d. Rose-red (BG - CH). Die II. LC. P.14. Provisional use of the Reserve Plate
Constant Variety on “BG”. Fine and fresh unused o.g. block of four… scarce multiple Cat. £1400. ..
SG Number: SGC13
Plate No.: R15
£550.00
SG043 1864 1d. Rose-red (BK). Perf Misplacement.
Fabulous misplacement of both horizontal and vertical perforations resulting in imperf sides and ..
SG Number: SG43
Plate No.: 91
£175.00
SG043 1864 1d. Rose-red (FA).
Fine used example cancelled by a "cork like" Inspector's handstamp... unusual. ..
SG Number: SG43
£95.00
SG043 1864 1d. Rose-red on superb mourning cover, underpaid.
Superb strike of the 'MORE TO PAY' h/s. Lairg to Liverpool. Superb cover. ..
SG Number: SG43
Plate No.: 106
£475.00
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
SG045 - 1858 2d. Blue (IB & SL). Thick Lines. Charles Rideout Experimental Machine Duplex.
Good clear strikes of the “1” and “2” numerals from the 1858 – 59 machine cancellation trials. Ni..
SG Number: 45
Plate No.: 7
£95.00
SG045 - 1859 2d. Blue (AL). Thick Lines. Double Perforations.
Fine used cancelled by a LONDON District duplex with the double strike clearly visible along the ..
SG Number: 45
Plate No.: 8
£250.00
SG045 - 1861 2d. Blue (QL).  Thick Lines. Smith, Elder & Co – “S” in Concentric Ring Handstamp.
The P.O. gave permission for use of this private handstamp which was used from 1865 on wrappers f..
SG Number: SG45
Plate No.: 9
£150.00
SG046 - 1871 2d. Blue (MC). Thin Lines. Newspaper Branch Handstamp.
Exceptionally fine example tied to small piece by the “NPB/S” handstamp leaving a full clear prof..
SG Number: SG46
Plate No.: 14
£95.00
SG048 - 1870 ½d. Rose-red.(KR).Pl.9. Brighton.
Fine used on piece, neat Brighton 132 duplex for JA.24.1872. Fine colour. ..
SG Number: 48
Plate No.: 9
£450.00
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
SG1 1840 1d. Intense Black Pl.5 (GG). Stunningly deep shade on wrapper from FOLKINGHAM to LONDON...
cancelled by a neat red MC with a fine dispatch c.d.s. below for SP. 21. 1840. Arrival on reverse..
SG Number: SG1
£350.00
SG10 1841 1d. Deep Red-brown Pl.15 (GI). Basal Shift.
Outstanding used example with good clear margins, excellent rich colour and wonderful bold black ..
SG Number: SG10
Plate No.: 15
£75.00
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