2019 December Auctions – 9/12/2019 – 13/12/2019

114 lots
Lot 50166
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1855-57 No Corner Letters
1855-57 Wmk Medium Garter 4d carmine on thick blued highly glazed paper with “SPECIMEN” type 2 overprint vertically in mint nh block of four, minor natural…
Estimate: 800 – 1’200 GBP
Lot 50167
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1855-57 No Corner Letters
1855-57 Wmk Emblems 6d deep mauve imperforate plate proof on wove paper with watermark emblems inverted, trial cancellation “KF AP.-1.1856” datestamp,…
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 GBP
Lot 50169
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1855-57 No Corner Letters
1855-57 Wmk Emblems 6d Deep Lilac pl.1 imperforate imprimatur, top marginal (mounted on the face of margin as usually seen), very fine and rare, one…
Estimate: 800 – 1’200 GBP
Lot 50170
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1855-57 No Corner Letters
1855-57 Wmk Emblems 1s Deep Green with “SPECIMEN” type 4 overprint in mint og strip of three, lightly mounted on middle stamp only, very fine, ex “Verus”
Estimate: 400 – 600 GBP
Lot 50171
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1862-64 Small Uncoloured Corner Letters
1862-64 3d Deep Carmine Rose imperforate imprimatur, mint hr, close to good margins, fine and rare, only 24 possible examples many of which are in institutional…
Estimate: 500 – 700 GBP
Lot 50172
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1862-64 Small Uncoloured Corner Letters
1862-64 3d Rose pl.3 with white dots imperforate imprimatur from this rare “abnormal” issue, mint og top marginal (with pencil plate no. and hinge stain),…
Estimate: 800 – 1’200 GBP
Lot 50175
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1862-64 Small Uncoloured Corner Letters
1862-64 6d Deep Lilac JG mint large part og, very fine, cert. BPA (1992) (SG £2’800)
Estimate: 500 – 700 GBP
Lot 50176
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1862-64 Small Uncoloured Corner Letters
1862-64 6d Lilac pl.3 mint og horizontal pair, very fine with fresh, bright colour, ex “Verus” (SG £4’500+ in 2019)
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 GBP
Lot 50177
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1862-64 Small Uncoloured Corner Letters
1862-64 6d Lilac pl.4 (hair lines) TD mint og right hand wing margin example, rarely seen so fine (SG £3’000)
Estimate: 600 – 800 GBP
Lot 50178
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1862-64 Small Uncoloured Corner Letters
1862-64 6d Lilac pl.4 (hair lines) EA-EB imperforate lower left corner marginal pair with inverted watermark, mint og (several hinge remainders),very fine…
Estimate: 2’000 – 3’000 GBP
Lot 50179
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1862-64 Small Uncoloured Corner Letters
1862-64 1s green mint part og, tiny corner crease at lower right, fine (SG £3’200 in 2019)
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 50180
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1865-67 Large Uncoloured Corner Letters, Wmk Large Garter & Emblems
1862-64 Wmk Emblems 3d rose pl.5 AE “abnormal” imperforate imprimatur, mint og, very fine and rare, one of only 23 possible examples, many of which…
Estimate: 800 – 1’200 GBP
Lot 50181
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1865-67 Large Uncoloured Corner Letters, Wmk Large Garter & Emblems
1865-67 Wmk Emblems 3d rose pl.4 imperforate imprimatur, part original gum, top marginal example showing printer’s cross and wmk cross, very fine and rare,…
Estimate: 500 – 700 GBP
Lot 50182
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1865-67 Large Uncoloured Corner Letters, Wmk Large Garter & Emblems
1865-67 4d Dull Vermilion pl.8 mint og block of four (hinge marks on all stamps), very fine and fresh multiple (SG £3’200)
Estimate: 400 – 600 GBP
Lot 50183
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1865-67 Large Uncoloured Corner Letters, Wmk Large Garter & Emblems
1865-67 4d Vermilion pl.7 AG top marginal imperforate imprimatur, mint og, margin slightly stained, very fine and rare, one of only 25 possible examples,…
Estimate: 400 – 600 GBP
Lot 50184
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1865-67 Large Uncoloured Corner Letters, Wmk Large Garter & Emblems
1865-67 6d Lilac pl.5 BH imperforate imprimatur, mint og, very fine and rare, one of only 25 possible examples, many of which are in institutional collections,…
Estimate: 400 – 600 GBP
Lot 50186
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-80 Large Uncoloured Corner Letters, Wmk Spray of Rose
1867-80 3d Rose pl.6 imperforate imprimatur, mint hr, very fine with fresh colour, rare, one of only 22 possible examples, many of which are in institutionalised…
Estimate: 400 – 600 GBP
Lot 50188
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-80 Large Uncoloured Corner Letters, Wmk Spray of Rose
1867-80 6d (without hyphen) De La Rue die proof printed in black on white matt card (92x 60mm), produced in 1870 by DLR for display at the 1871 London…
Estimate: 500 – 700 GBP
Lot 50191
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-80 Large Uncoloured Corner Letters, Wmk Spray of Rose
1867-80 10d Pale red brown mint hr top right corner marginal block of four with “SPECIMEN” type 9 overprint, showing plate number and “POSTAGE 10d”…
Estimate: 600 – 800 GBP
Lot 50192
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-80 Large Uncoloured Corner Letters, Wmk Spray of Rose
1867-80 1s Green AK pl.7 imperforate IMPRIMATUR top marginal with plate number, mint og, very and very rare, unique in private hands with excellent provenance,…
Estimate: 2’000 – 3’000 GBP
Lot 50193
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-80 Large Uncoloured Corner Letters, Wmk Spray of Rose
1867-80 2s Die proof with void corners and plate numbers printed in brown on white matt card, 92x60mm, produced by De La Rue for display at the 1867…
Estimate: 2’000 – 3’000 GBP
Lot 50194
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-80 Large Uncoloured Corner Letters, Wmk Spray of Rose
1867-80 2s De La Rue die proof in black on white glazed card (92x61mm), endorsed “BEFORE HARDENING” and dated “Dec 19, 1872”, produced for the proposed…
Estimate: 600 – 800 GBP
Lot 50195
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-80 Large Uncoloured Corner Letters, Wmk Spray of Rose
1867-80 2s Blue pl.1. imperforate with “SPECIMEN” type 6 overprint in mint nh top right corner marginal block of four with marginal inscriptions, minor…
Estimate: 600 – 800 GBP
Lot 50198
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-80 Large Uncoloured Corner Letters, Wmk Spray of Rose
1872-73 6d Chestnut pl.12 ABNORMAL left wing marginal neatly cancelled by a Birmingham “75” duplex, very fine and scarce, cert. RPS (1992) (SG £3’500…
Estimate: 700 – 1’000 GBP
Lot 50201
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-83 High Values
1867-83 Wmk MC 5s rose pl.1 with “SPECIMEN” type 6 overprint, mint og, fine and fresh (SG £1’100 in 2019)
Estimate: 150 – 200 GBP
Lot 50202
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-83 High Values
1867-83 Wmk MC 5s rose pl.1 CF mint og, exceptionally deep colour for this issue, very rare so fine, cert. BPA (1984) (SG £9’500)
Estimate: 2’000 – 3’000 GBP
Lot 50204
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-83 High Values
1867-83 10s De La Rue die proof in black on white glazed card (91x60mm), dated at upper left “May 2, 1878”, very fine and scarce, cert. Holcombe (1995)
Estimate: 700 – 1’000 GBP
Lot 50205
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-83 High Values
1867-83 10s De La Rue die proof in black on white glazed card (91x60mm), dated at upper left “May 3, 1878”, fine and scarce
Estimate: 700 – 1’000 GBP
Lot 50206
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-83 High Values
1867-83 10s Imperforate colour trial in bistre with “SPECIMEN” type 9 overprint, mint hr lower marginal example with inscription “POSTAGE”, a few small…
Estimate: 500 – 700 GBP
Lot 50207
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-83 High Values
1867-83 10s Imperforate colour trial in brown with “SPECIMEN” type 9 overprint, mint og lower marginal with part inscription, hinge bend at top, fine and…
Estimate: 400 – 600 GBP
Lot 50208
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-83 High Values
1867-83 10s Imperforate colour trial pl.1 in mauve with “SPECIMEN” type 9 overprint in mint og top marginal block of four showing part sheet inscription,…
Estimate: 2’000 – 3’000 GBP
Lot 50209
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-83 High Values
1867-83 £1 Imperforate colour trial in grey-blue with “SPECIMEN” type 9 overprint in mint og lower left corner marginal on gummed watermarked paper,…
Estimate: 800 – 1’200 GBP
Lot 50210
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-83 High Values
1867-83 10s Imperforate colour trial in violet with SPECIMEN type 9 overprint, mint original gum, very fine and scarce
Estimate: 400 – 700 GBP
Lot 50213
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-83 High Values
1867-83 £1 De La Rue die proof in black on white glazed card (92x60mm) with outer frame lines, uncleared corner squares & plate number circle, dated…
Estimate: 700 – 1’000 GBP
Lot 50214
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-83 High Values
1867-83 £1 De La Rue die proof in black on white glazed card (92x60mm) with uncleared corner squares & plate number circle, dated “Apr 29, 187(8)”,…
Estimate: 700 – 1’000 GBP
Lot 50215
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-83 High Values
1867-83 £1 Imperforate colour trial in bistre with “SPECIMEN” type 9 overprint, mint hinge remnants, fine
Estimate: 500 – 700 GBP
Lot 50217
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-83 High Values
1867-83 £1 Imperforate colour trial in grey-blue with “SPECIMEN” type 9 overprint, mint hr, showing small part sheet inscription, very fine and scarce
Estimate: 600 – 800 GBP
Lot 50218
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-83 High Values
1867-83 £1 imperforate colour trial in mauve with “SPECIMEN” type 9 overprint, mint original gum, very fine and scarce
Estimate: 400 – 700 GBP
Lot 50220
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-83 High Values
1867-83 Wmk MC £1 brown-lilac pl.1 with superb Glasgow cds, repaired top right corner perf, a highly attractive example (SG £4’500 in 2019)
Estimate: 600 – 800 GBP
Lot 50221
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-83 High Values
1867-83 Wmk Anchor 5s rose pl.4 on blued paper with “SPECIMEN” type 9, mint og, very fine and fresh (SG £5’250)
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 GBP
Lot 50228
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-83 High Values
1867-83 £5 Orange pl.1 CE on blued paper “SPECIMEN” type 9 overprint, mint hr, usual gum crazing, fine and scarce (SG £3’000 in 2019)
Estimate: 800 – 1’200 GBP
Lot 50229
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-83 High Values
1867-83 £5 Orange on white paper, 1883-84 2s6d, 5s & 10s on white paper and 1884 wmk Crowns £1 brown-lilac with “CANCELLED” type 14 overprints, each stamp…
Estimate: 8’000 – 12’000 GBP
Lot 50230
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-83 High Values
1867-83 £5 Orange on white paper with “SPECIMEN” type 11 overprint, mint lh left marginal, very fine and fresh (SG from £4’500)
Estimate: 1’200 – 1’500 GBP
Lot 50234
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-83 High Values
1867-83 £5 Orange on white paper, wmk Anchor, with crisp West Hartlepool cds, slight thin between A and G of POSTAGE, pen mark on revers and trace of a…
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 GBP
Lot 50235
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-83 High Values
1867-83 £5 Orange BA on white paper neatly cancelled by a crisp Edinburgh cds for FE.13.1896, small amount of creasing on the perfs at the lower left,…
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 GBP
Lot 50237
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1867-83 High Values
1867-83 £5 Orange pl.1 DK on white paper with central Aldershot AP.2.1902 cds, tiny abrasion between “N” and “D”, fine (SG £3’500 in 2019)
Estimate: 800 – 1’200 GBP
Lot 50239
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1873-80 Large Coloured Corner Letters, Wmk Small Anchor & Orbs
1873-80 Wmk Orbs 2 1/2d rosy mauve pl.15 imperforate imprimatur, mint og, some minor gum bends, fine and rare, one of only 22 possible examples, many…
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 50240
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1873-80 Large Coloured Corner Letters, Wmk Small Anchor & Orbs
1873-80 2 1/2d Blue pl.18 PH imperforate imprimatur, mint og, small thin, very scarce, one of only 24 possible examples, many of which are in institutionalised…
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 50241
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1873-80 Large Coloured Corner Letters, Wmk Small Anchor & Orbs
1873-80 2 1/2d Blue pl.20 JC mint og, very fine and scarce as such (SG £575)
Estimate: 100 – 150 GBP
Lot 50243
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1873-80 Large Coloured Corner Letters, Wmk Small Anchor & Orbs
1873-80 3d Rose pl.14 TB imperforate imprimatur mint large part og lower marginal with plate number, very fine, the unique plate number marginal in private…
Estimate: 1’500 – 2’000 GBP