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“SG2” 1847 Whiting Essays from Art Journal page. Complete and in above-average condition. Attractive.


“SG62” c.1860 Rose. Souvenir envelope and enclosure which opens out into the shape of a Rose with illustrations of European places of worship and interest to the tourist (both sides).


1840 1d. Mulready A19, Blue Advert for English & Scottish Law Fire and Life Assurance.


1840 1d. Mulready envelope A145. Bakewell to Rye, cancelled with a pinkish-red maltese cross and matching despatch cds.


1840 2d. Mulready envelope, a202, London to Bath, underpaid with circular “More to Pay” and m/s “4” (double the defficiency of 2d).


1842 1d. Pink envelope. Neat Edinburgh mc, used locally. Clean and fresh.


1843 1d. Mulready Advert wrapper (Atlas Insurance Co.), neatly folded and sent to Colchester. Superb no. 9 in maltese cross.


1843 1d. Pink stationery envelope, small size, sent from Dublin to Wexford


1844 1d. Pink Envelope (Huggins EP3b). Used from ROSS to CASTLECOMER and cancelled by the very rare and distinctive straight sided ROSS MALTESE CROSS in black.


1846. Late use Mulready 1d. (A21), Southwold to Yarmouth; neat “838” numeral with Southwold Penny Post alongside and crisp receiving cds dated MY.20.1846.


1857 Large Garter Watermark Paper. Right hand marginal piece with nine complete impressions and three partials…


1859 1d. Pink Envelope. Uprated with 2d. Blue Pl.7 (SG45) and 4d. Carmine (SG66) and sent by Registered mail from LEICESTER to ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH.


1864 Admiralty cover, prepaid “Official Paid” red cds for 10.11.64 and superb DIRECTOR of TRANSPORT SERVICES cachet in blue.


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.


1877 1/2d. Post card. Used locally in London and cancelled by a superb crisp red thimble cds.


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.


1880’s. Unapproproiated Die Proof of Queen Victoria’s head in sunken mount with diadem but no chignon ribbon. Fresh and fine.


1884 1/- Deep Brown, a complete sheet of the NTC Ltd. Unmounted. Attractive and unusual.


1884 1/- NTC Ltd. A complete sheetlet of 12. Unmounted original gum. Attractive and unusual.


1884 3d. Die Proof. Printed in black on white glazed card lettered HB and inscribed “DE LA RUE LONDON”.


1886 2½d Lake with blue advertising ring – Browne and Rosenheim, addressed to Montauban, France.


1891 De La Rue Dummy stamp head die proof, dated 13.Mar.91 and endorsed “Before Hardening”.


1891 ½d. Wrapper, sent underpaid, Tullypowrie, OC.16.91 and charged a 1d. postage due on arrival.


1895 Revenue. £1 violet and black CIVIL SERVICE overprint. Superb used on small part form


1896 Railway Station postmarks, Cape of Good Hope postcard, underpaid charge “T/5c” and “1d/F.B” to Hastings.


1901 1d. Pink envelope, sent Registered from Berlin to London and cancelled upon arrival, 28.JY.01.


1910 10d. Downey Head Hentschel Zinc Block Essay for colour. Extremely attractive and very rare.


1911 1/2d. Green. Post card. Very fine used. First Day of Issue and Coronation Day!


1911 Harrison Coil trial showing Coat of Arms in pale blue, violet and deep brown. Dummy.


1911 Revenue. Post Office Savings Bank Receipt. 1s Brown and blue overprinted.


1911 SG338/ SG341 1/2d. scarlet and SG329 1d. green “Reversed Colours”, colour trials on gummed wmkd paper


1911/ 12 Post Office Savings Bank 1/- blue and red-brown. Lightly mounted mint examples of the two heads.


1914 1d. Orange. Cheque/ receipt stamp irregularly used at Malvern on 15/2/14 and surcharged.


1914 Stamp Duty 2/- Blue and red brown of Antigua, used to Hackney and cancelled King William Street cds.


1915 1d. Pink with Parkins and Gotto advertising ring. Sent from Wonersh, Surrey to Oswald Marsh in London.


1916 National Philatelic War Fund sheetlets x6, in aid of the Red Cross and St. John.


1920 KGV 1s. Blue and Brown – POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK.


1920 KGV 1s. Blue and Brown – POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK. “CANCELLED” Type 24.




1921 SG413a Bradbury Wilkinson 2/6d. chocolate-brown. Experimental printing, watermark sideways and reversed. Unmounted.


1924 & 1925 British Empire Exhibition. Unused “set” of stationery Post Cards, envelopes and Letter Cards… eight items all fine and fresh.


Billig’s Philatelic Handbook. Volume 34. The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps. Great Britain and the Empire in Europe. Part 1


c.1911 De La Rue, large format Britannia head dummy stamp in miniature sheetlet of 6, in chestnut and green, without shading to head.


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.


C.1911 De La Rue, large format Britannia head, dummy stamp in miniature sheetlet of 6, in violet and purple.


c.1913 Harrison and Sons “Head” essay in buff. An unmounted block of four with green diagonal stripe overprinted.


c.1920 Harry Furniss envelope and insert. Superb mint stationery item.


c.1923 Harrison and Sons, London, selection of 15 “labels” printed from cylinders by the Dutch firm Nederlandsche Rotogravure Maatschappij of Leiden.


c.1936 Edward VII 1/2d. Green Stationery cut out plus 1d. cheque stamp disallowed and charged 2d. Postage Due.


Canada 1906 1c. Blue-green. Superb used on a wonderfully decorative U.P.U. Post Card with a religious theme and the music to “Ave Maria”…


EDVII SG257 1902 10d. + 1/- DLR paying re-direction fee from London to Berlin. Originally sent from the Keeper of His Majesty’s Privy Purse (probably and invitation).


Foreign Bill Stamps: Two envelopes one with 1d. and the other with 3d. stamps affixed sent locally in STATHAM.


Forgeries, Fantasies and Reprints Auction Catalogue by Harmers of London


Fourth Suppliment: The Postmarks of Great Britain and Ireland and the War-time Edition of the Philatelic Advisor Handbook No. 6.


KEVII 1d. & 2½d. used in ASCENSION Island… strip of three and a pair with c.d.s. cancellations for 1911 and 1912 respectively. Scarce.


King George IV “SPECIMEN” Stamp: Engraved Die Proof paste-up of the “SPECIMEN” frame and portrait printed in black on white wove paper. Rare.


London to Bishops Stortford. TP Cornhill and very fine black MC.


Post Office Numbers: The Distinguishing numbers given to Post Offices 1844 to 1906 and the Stamps in which they were used, in the British Isles and in Overseas Agencies of the British Post Office by George Brumell.


Revenue Stamps of Great Britain and the British Empire by Robson Lowe Ltd


SG1 1840 1d. Intense Black Pl.1b (JC). Non Coincident Re-entry, Letters Re-cut and Enlarged.