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1840 1d. Mulready envelope (A177) sent from GUERNSEY to CORNWALL with a perfect, bright red maltese cross.
Neat Guernsey despatch cds for JY.13.40. Few Mulreadies known from Guernsey. A very choice item (..
SG Number: SGME2
£2,250.00
1840 1d. Mulready envelope A170. Bakewell to Langholme, cancelled contrary to regulations, missing Britannia.
Maltese cross and despatch cds for AU.6.40, in a pinkish-red. Attractive.  ..
SG Number: SGME2
£850.00
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 1d. House of Commons envelope, used on April 13th 1841 with nice H of C red wax seal on reverse.
Addressed to Liverpool (?). Fine condition. Cat. £6000. Private Treaty Sale. ..
£1,875.00
1841 1d. Mulready lettersheet A34, London to Morpeth, dated AP.21.1841. M/s "Paid 1d. more" postage due.
Attractive.  ..
SG Number:
£350.00
1842 1d. Mulready envelope A151, neatly cancelled contrary to regulations by a nice, black maltese cross.
Sent from London to Broadway, Worchestershire. Attractive and uncreased. Dated 19.AP.42. ..
SG Number: SGME2
£375.00
1843 1d. Pink. DUBLIN Maltese Cross.
Superb strike  of the distinctive MC on cover addressed to DERNOCK with a Ballymoney transit..
£350.00
1845 1d. Pink envelope, 905 numeral of Wolverhampton to Cheltenham, with a superb strike of the rare "Missent To/ Railway Post Office" in black.
Dated 25.Nov.1845. Excellent quality. Rare Railway cover.  ..
£1,500.00
1848 Charles Whiting Beaufort House Congreve Essay.
Design in deep blue taken from the 1848 Art Union Journal which displayed Whiting’s entries for t..
£95.00
1848 Charles Whiting Beaufort House Congreve Essay.
Design in deep blue taken from the 1848 Art Union Journal which displayed Whiting’s entries for t..
£140.00
1855 LOCAL GLASGOW Valentine. Boxed Scots local on pair of 1d's. Very attractive and rare.
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SG Number: SG8
£900.00
1855 Monkton type xx Scots local.
Two partial strikes tying 1d and 2d to Balaklava, Crimea, 82nd Regiment dated OCT.1855, exactly a..
£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
1857 TORPHINS Scots Local in green; Banchory to Old Aberdeen.
Two strikes, one on reverse, the other in conjunction with '35' numeral. ..
SG Number: SG29
£495.00
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
1863 POSTAL NOTICE.- CAUTION about valuable enclosures sent in unregistered letters…
and notification that Registration on Inland letters has been reduced from 6d. to 4d. Dated Decem..
£1,200.00
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 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 – 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 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
1879 Tender. Perkins Bacon wood engraved surface printed essay for the 1/2d.
Lettered AA in a design very similar to the issued bantam, in rose with frame pasted over head on..
£1,500.00
1880 Proposed Issue – LAND REGISTRY. Hand Painted Essays – £1 Value. Second Series.
Produced by De La Rue staff artists amended from the original Land Transfer essays. The original ..
£595.00
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 Proposed Issue – LAND REGISTRY. Hand Painted Essays – £5 Value. Second Series.
Produced by De La Rue staff artists amended from the original Land Transfer essays. The original ..
£595.00
1880 Proposed Issue – LAND REGISTRY. Hand Painted Essays – £5. Value.
The original proposal in 1874 for Land Transfer stamps did not materialise and in 1880 a new prop..
£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
1882 ½d. Die Proof. Printed in black on glazed card…
Type LW4 with horizontal shading to ribbons – endorsed “BEFORE HARDENING” and dated 14 MAY 82 wit..
£275.00
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
1887 “Jubilee” Issue. ½d, 1½d, 2½d, 4½d. and 5d. Lovely fresh blocks of four superbly cancelled contrary to regulations by single CORK c.d.s’s for 23. JA. 22.
All invalid for postage by this date… a wonderful group and most unusual.  ..
SG Number: SG197
£495.00
1890 Inland Revenue. Progressive proofs in ORANGE. Issued in Blue with notations alongside. 4 values.
Attractive and scarce.  ..
£395.00
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
1908 Junior Philatelic Society Envelope. Proof printed in black on thin white glazed card.
Issued to commemorate the introduction of the 1d. postage rate to the USA 8th. October 1908. Supe..
£275.00
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/ 12 Post Office Savings Bank 1/- blue and red-brown. Lightly mounted mint examples of the two heads.
Downy and profile heads. Fresh colours. Attractive. Revenues.. Cat. £550. ..
£250.00
1912 1d. Black “Ideal Stamp”. Intaglio printed by Waterlow Bros. & Leyton at the 1912 Jubilee International Exhibition using their Wharfedale machine.
Superb right hand marginal block of 12 on ungummed imperforate paper. ..
£195.00
1912 1d. Blue “Ideal Stamp”. Intaglio printed by Waterlow Bros. & Leyton at the 1912 Jubilee International Exhibition using their Wharfedale machine…
designed by T. S. Harrison a Waterlow stamp designer and the plate made by Miller & Motley. P..
£360.00
1912 1d. Greenish Grey “Ideal Stamp”. Intaglio printed by Waterlow Bros. & Leyton at the 1912 Jubilee International Exhibition using their Wharfedale machine…
designed by T. S. Harrison a Waterlow stamp designer and the plate made by Miller & Motley. P..
£135.00
1912 1d. Violet “Ideal Stamp”. Intaglio printed by Waterlow Bros. & Leyton at the 1912 Jubilee International Exhibition using their Wharfedale machine.
Imperforate block of 60… the upper five rows from the sheet with margins on three sides. Superb u..
£595.00
1912 1d. Violet “Ideal Stamp”. Intaglio printed by Waterlow Bros. & Leyton at the 1912 Jubilee International Exhibition using their Wharfedale machine.
Most attractive right marginal perforated block of nine… mounted in margin and on one stamp only ..
£95.00
1920 6d. Grey National Health Insurance stamp, grossly misperforated, corner block of 6, quite spectacular and scarce.
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£225.00
1920 7d. Maroon National Health Insurance stamp, grossly misperforated corner block of 6.
Quite spectacular and scarce. Revenue.  ..
£250.00
1950 "NATIONAL THANKSGIVING FUND".
Four Registered envelopes with various KGVI low value definitive combinations, each with a N.T.F...
£450.00
1950 London Internal Stamp Exhibition Labels. Delightful set of four in complete sheets…
printed in purple, brown, green and blue with a background of yellow on thick glazed paper – all ..
£300.00
A re-printed composite proof plate of seven different QV heads.
The work of Ridgeway, Chalon and Humphries, including incomplete Tasmania New South Wales and For..
£475.00
c. 1875 Telegraphs. Unadopted green head proof, uncleared on soft white card.
Pencil manuscript boxed grid. Unlisted SG. Unusual.  ..
£750.00
c.1887 1d. Pink Embossed cover. “THE HALF-PENNY LETTER POST COMPANY, LIMITED”.
Superb unused example opens to display a fantastic range of Victorian adverts. Lovely fresh quali..
£895.00
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.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.1923 Harrison & Sons, London, cut down page from a sample booklet for use by Harrison reps of two blocks of 10 plus matching bromide blocks, in pale blue and deep blue.
Printed from cylinders by the Dutch firm Nederlandsche Rotogravure Maatschappij of Leiden - note ..
£575.00
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
Perkins Bacon Dummy Stamp: The Ten Commandments, to illustrate the fine perfection of the engravers skills.
The Ten Commandments and the Creed were engraved in the size of a 6d. coin of the day. Engraved b..
£2,500.00
SG048 1870 ½d. Rose-red.(AW-AX). Superb unmounted top corner, plate number pair, with imperf right margin.
Attractive pair. Spec G4g. ..
SG Number: SG48
Plate No.: 14
£850.00
SG048 1874 ½d. Rose-red (EK).
Superb used on small piece cancelled by a cracking SPILSBY c.d.s. for AP. 24. 76. ..
SG Number: SG48
Plate No.: 11
£50.00
SG086 - 1862 9d. Bistre. Pl.2 (SH). Wmk Emblems. “SPECIMEN” Type 6.
Unmounted o.g. right hand wing marginal… slight bend at top, nevertheless a lovely fresh, well ce..
SG Number: SG86
£395.00
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 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 plate 15, FB. A huge margined example, neatly cancelled by small part black maltese cross.
Clear profile, a wonderful stamp.  ..
SG Number: SG10
Plate No.: 15
£275.00
SG10 1841 1d. Deep red-brown, plate 13, AH. Superb used, marginal inscription with bold, black maltese cross. Quite stunning!
Excellent basal shift. Spec BS2c. ..
SG Number: SG10
Plate No.: 13
£325.00
SG102 1867 3d. Deep rose, plate 8. FG - GH, superb cds used block of 4. Great colour and neat Castle Blayney cds's.
Dated OC.7.72 (Mon). Attractive Irish use.  ..
SG Number: SG102
Plate No.: 8
£275.00
SG103 1867 3d. Pale rose, plate 8. Superb used block of 6, IF-JH, used in Ireland- Carrigholt (Co. Clare) cds's.
Dated SE.30.72. Attractive.  ..
SG Number: SG103
Plate No.: 8
£195.00
SG103 1868 3d. Rose Pl.5 (LB). Used on envelope addressed to BLOIS and solely cancelled by the “3734” ST MALO dotted lozenge with red transit alongside…
 in all probability sent from the Channel Islands. Scarce and attractive use.  ..
SG Number: SG103
Plate No.: 5
£475.00
SG103 1872 3d. Rose Pl.8 (FK). Superb used cancelled by a lovely neat ABERDEEN c.d.s. for SP. 7. 72.
Excellent fresh colour – a very pretty stamp ..
SG Number: SG103
Plate No.: 8
£60.00
SG109 1867/ 80 Mauve (without hyphen), plate 8, EF. Super fresh example, lightly mounted.
A nice stamp. BPA cert. Cat £800.  ..
SG Number: SG109
Plate No.: 8
£475.00
SG109 1869 6d. Mauve Pl.8 (CH). Without Hyphen. Superb fancy “zig-zag” cancel.
LONDON Chief Office Examiner and Inspectors mark. Stunning.  ..
SG Number: SG109
Plate No.: 8
£190.00
SG109 1870 6d. Mauve Pl.9 (NE). Without Hyphen. Superb used cancelled by a fantastic upright UCKFIELD c.d.s. for JU. 6. 72.
..
SG Number: SG109
Plate No.: 9
£140.00
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
SG110 1867 9d. Straw, BG. Superb used, VALPARISO cds for Dec.15.1875.
Nice colour.  ..
SG Number: SG110
£195.00
SG111 1867 9d. Pale straw, LC. A superb cds example. Neat upright Bedale cancel. Attractive.
..
SG Number: SG111
£275.00
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
SG114 1867 10d. Deep red-brown, EF, superb used. Huntingdon cds, excellent deep colour. A very tricky stamp!
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SG Number: SG114
£350.00
SG117 1871 1/- Green, plate 6, CF. Superb used, Macroom, Co Cork cds for JY.11.72.
Nice Irish use.  ..
SG Number: SG117
Plate No.: 6
£60.00
SG117 1871 1s. Green Pl.5 (HI - IL). Superb used left wing marginal block of eight cancelled by cracking WALKER c.d.s’s.
 Delightful multiple.  ..
SG Number: SG117
Plate No.: 5
£395.00
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
SG120b 1867 2s. Milky Blue Pl.1 (CG). Very fine used with part LONDON “EC” duplex cancellation. Super fresh colour.
A rare stamp! BPA Cert. Cat. £2000.  ..
SG Number: SG120b
Plate No.: 1
£1,500.00
SG122a 1872 6d. Chestnut Pl.11 (IG). Salisbury “683” Experimental Handstamp - Without Pins.
Very Fine Example… The Experimental Pins Were Removed When It Was Found The Envelope & Conten..
SG Number: SG122a
Plate No.: 11
£210.00
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
SG122var 1872 6d. Very Deep Chestnut Pl.11 (MA). Wmk. Spray. Superb used cancelled by a cracking LENNOXTOWN (East Dunbartonshire) c.d.s. for MY. 11. 72.
Fabulous deep rich colour. Spec. J79(1) – Cat. £270 with premium.  ..
SG Number: SG122var
Plate No.: 11
£150.00
SG123 1872 6d. Pale buff, plate 12, SC. A fresh mint, original gum example of this rare stamp, with good original colour.
Seldom seen stamp. Cat. £3400. ..
SG Number: SG123
Plate No.: 12
£1,500.00
SG124a 1872 6d. Pale Chestnut (SG). Wmk Spray. Imprimatur.
Very fine o.g. example of the 'Abnormal' printing. A rare item. ..
SG Number: SG124a
Plate No.: 12
£2,950.00
SG125 1873 6d. Grey pl. 12, HG. Superb cds, Lombard Street July 4th 1873.
Rare stamp.  ..
SG Number: SG125
Plate No.: 12
£250.00
SG125 1873 6d. Grey Pl.12 (PC). Exceptionally fine used cancelled solely by a full crisp strike of the red “PD” in oval.
Scarce use ..
SG Number: SG125
Plate No.: 12
£340.00
SG126 1867/ 83 5/- Rose wmk Maltese cross, CG. Superb used with excellent colour.
Coal Exchange B.O for FE.21.1872. Rare so fine. Plate 1. ..
SG Number: SG126
Plate No.: 1
£550.00
SG127 1867 5s. Pale Rose.(BA).Wmk Maltese Cross. SPECIMEN type 9.
Fine mint o.g. with fine colour. Spec J122S. ..
SG Number: SG127
Plate No.: 2
£495.00
SG128 1878 10s Greenish-Grey Pl.1 (DF - DG). Wmk. Maltese Cross. Remarkable used bottom left corner marginal pair with inscription…
cancelled by Registered ovals. Extremely rare genuine postal use – most of these high values were..
SG Number: SG128
Plate No.: 1
£6,500.00
SG128 1878 10s Greenish-Grey Pl.1 (HH). Wmk. Maltese Cross. Fabulous used example cancelled by a cracking GEORGE STREET/EDINBURGH c.d.s. for JU. 14. 82.
Rarely seen in such super quality. BPA Cert. Cat. £5600 with premium. ..
SG Number: SG128
Plate No.: 1
£4,250.00
SG129 1878 £1 Blue Pl.1 (FJ). High quality reproduction printed on thin gummed perforated card… source unknown! Most unusual.
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SG Number: SG129
Plate No.: 1
£175.00
SG129 1878 £1 Brown-Lilac Pl.1 (CF). Wmk. Maltese Cross. Exceptionally fine used cancelled by a crisp GLASGOW c.d.s. for AP. 5. 82.
Very scarce so fine. Cat. £4500+. ..
SG Number: SG129
Plate No.: 1
£3,200.00
SG129 1878 £1 Deep Claret Pl.1 (EA). Double Print. “Used” reproduction printed on thin paper watermarked with a large Crown…
source unknown! Unusual. ..
SG Number: SG129
Plate No.: 1
£150.00