December 2013 Auction Series – 13/12/2013

16 lots
Lot 20059
Great Britain
LONDON POSTAL HISTORY EXHIBITION COLLECTION 1660-1901, Exceptional postal history collection of London beautifully written up on 380+ pages in French,…
Estimate: 15’000 – 20’000 EUR
Lot 20060
Great Britain
LETTER REGARDING “THE PLOT” TO PUT PRINCESS ELIZABETH ON THE THRONE 1556 letter from Sir Thomas Cheyne to the Mayor of Favesham regarding State affairs…
Estimate: 5’000 – 8’000 EUR
Lot 20061
Great Britain
“HASTE HASTE POST HASTE” 1666 (Jan 30) Disinfected lettersheet sent during the Great Plague from Harwich to London, with first type Bishop mark on reverse…
Estimate: 3’500 – 4’000 EUR
Lot 20062
Great Britain
THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON, A HIGHLY IMPORTANT MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT 1666 Letter of receipt recognising the contribution of money made by John Moore Esq.,…
Estimate: 2’000 – 3’000 EUR
Lot 20063
Great Britain
UNIQUE 1839 TREASURY COMPETITION ESSAY James Chalmers 1d essay in black on laid paper with “1” watermark (inverted), cut into an octagon shape, showing…
Estimate: 30’000 – 40’000 EUR
Lot 20064
Great Britain
CIRCULAR REGARDING THE FEARS OF PAPER-MAKERS BY THE INTRODUCTION OF STAMPS 1839 Circular (not sent) entitled “The Fears of the Paper-Makers and Stationers…
Estimate: 2’000 – 3’000 EUR
Lot 20065
Great Britain
SPECTACULAR PENNY BLACK AND PENNY RED COMBINATION Piece with three 1840 1d black (all pl.6) and three 1841 1d red (pl.1b, 1c & 1b resp.) in alternating…
Estimate: 2’000 – 3’000 EUR
Lot 20066
Great Britain
PAIR OF PENNY BLACK COVERS TO MADEIRA Two 1841 entire letters from Winlaton to MADEIRA, both franked with a single 1840 1d black and charged 1 / 10…
Estimate: 3’000 – 5’000 EUR
Lot 20067
Great Britain
REMARKABLE COMBINATION OF STEEL BLUE SHADE WITH NORMAL 1841 (May 20) Wrapper from Edinburgh to London with 1840 2d blue EA steel-blue with close to…
Estimate: 2’000 – 3’000 EUR
Lot 20068
Great Britain
JERSEY PENNY BLACK COVER WITH BLACK MC USED PRIOR TO OFFICIAL INTRODUCTION 1841 (Jan 18) Entire from JERSEY to Yarmouth with 1840 1d black FI pl.1a…
Estimate: 1’500 – 2’000 EUR
Lot 20069
Great Britain
OLDHAM “BUTTERFLY” AND DISTINCTIVE MANCHESTER MC 1841 (Mar 17) Lettersheet from Oldham to Stockport with 1840 1d black MD pl.1b with close to large…
Estimate: 2’000 – 3’000 EUR
Lot 20070
Great Britain
EXTREMELY RARE USAGE OF 1840 PENNY BLACK FROM CHINA DURING THE FIRST OPIUM WAR 1841 (Mar 22) Entire letter sent from “HMS Rattlesnake, Canton River,…
Estimate: 17’500 – 20’000 EUR
Lot 20071
Great Britain
PRINTED NOTICE REGARDING THE ERROR OF ORVERCHARING FOR A REGISTERED LETTER 1841 (Nov 17) Printed notice regarding the error of overcharging for a registered…
Estimate: 1’500 – 2’000 EUR
Lot 20072
Great Britain
PLATE 9 PAIR ON COVER 1872 (Jan 31) Envelope sent from the Board of Trade with 1870 1/2d rose pl.9 pair and pl.4 single tied by Gloster Station duplex,…
Estimate: 500 – 750 EUR
Lot 20073
Great Britain
EX SHAIDA HAND-ILLUSTRATED & PRINTED ENVELOPE COLLECTION 1878-1905, Collection of 89 illustrated covers/cards & 42 fronts/backs, mostly pen & ink hand…
Estimate: 4’000 – 7’000 EUR
Lot 20074
Great Britain
MODERN ERROR POSITIONAL ITEM 1972 British Polar Explorers 5p Martin Frobisher with GOLD (QUEEN’S HEAD) OMMITTED (with phosphor) in lower left corner…
Estimate: 1’500 – 2’000 EUR