1228 lots
Lot 50000
Great Britain » 1839 Treasury Competition
1839 1d Charles Whiting “Treasury Essay”, embossed oval postage stamp essay in red with” V (Crown) R / POST OFFICE / 1D / HALF OZ” in centre, printed…
Estimate: 400 – 600 GBP
Lot 50001
Great Britain » 1839 Treasury Competition
1839 1d “Beaufort House” essay by Charles Whitting, printed using the Congreve method of printing simultaneously in two colours (black and red) by…
Estimate: 300 – 500 GBP
Lot 50002
Great Britain » 1839 Treasury Competition
1847 Embossed essay by Charles Whiting showing the uncrowned Queen’s head within an ornate engine turned oval surround, printed in ochre on thin card…
Estimate: 300 – 500 GBP
Lot 50003
Great Britain » 1840 Mulreadys & Caricatures
1840 Mulready proof, state 3 in black on India paper without face value or side panels, very fine and fresh, a very scarce proof without any foxing as…
Estimate: 600 – 800 GBP
Lot 50004
Great Britain » 1840 Mulreadys & Caricatures
1840 (May 9) 1d Mulready lettersheet, forme 1 stereo A2, sent from Farnham to Lambeth neatly cancelled by a red MC with a Farnham MY.09.1840 cds on reverse…
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 50005
Great Britain » 1840 Mulreadys & Caricatures
1840 (May 13) 1d Mulready lettersheet sent within London, crisp red MC cancel, reverse with crisp MY 13 1840 ds which displays well when the top flap is…
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 50006
Great Britain » 1840 Mulreadys & Caricatures
1840 (Aug 26) 1d Mulready envelope, stereo A133, and 1840 (Sep 2) 2d Mulready envelope, unallocated stereo a195, matched pair of Mulreadys sent within…
Estimate: 600 – 800 GBP
Lot 50007
Great Britain » 1840 Mulreadys & Caricatures
1840 (Sep 20) 1d Mulready lettersheet, forme 5 stereo A244. with internal printed advert for the Atlas Asssurance Company (SG MA103e), sent from London…
Estimate: 600 – 800 GBP
Lot 50007A
Great Britain » 1840 Mulreadys & Caricatures
1840 (Nov 18) 1d Mulready lettersheet, forme 1, stereo A31 “Substituted Stereo”), sent from Gravesend to Vanbrugh Castle, Greenwich, neatly cancelled…
Estimate: 150 – 200 GBP
Lot 50008
Great Britain » 1840 Mulreadys & Caricatures
1841 (Feb 2) 1d Mulready lettersheet, forme 1stereo A4, containing a printed advert for the Atlas Assurance Company (SG MA103i), sent from London to…
Estimate: 500 – 700 GBP
Lot 50009
Great Britain » 1840 Mulreadys & Caricatures
1841 (Mar 14) 1d Mulready lettersheet containing a printed advert for the Atlas Asssurance Company (SG MA103b), sent from Horndean to Aberdeen neatly…
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 50010
Great Britain » 1840 Mulreadys & Caricatures
1841 (Apr 30) 1d Mulready lettersheet, stereo A65, from Dudley (Worcestershire) to London cancelled by black MC with boxed “No 1” handstamp adjacent, reverse…
Estimate: 80 – 120 GBP
Lot 50011
Great Britain » 1840 Mulreadys & Caricatures
1841 (Jun 10) 1d Mulready lettersheet, Forme 1 stereo A7, sent from Bruton (Somerset) to Totnes uprated with 1841 1d red pl.1b GA (showing non-coincident…
Estimate: 2’000 – 3’000 GBP
Lot 50012
Great Britain » 1840 Mulreadys & Caricatures
1843 (Jul 29) 1d Mulready lettersheet, forme 3, stereo A54, sent from London to Leeds cancelled by crisp London “4” in MC, with arrival cds below, reverse…
Estimate: 600 – 800 GBP
Lot 50013
Great Britain » 1840 Mulreadys & Caricatures
1858 (Jan 3) 1d Mulready envelope, stereo A156, SENT FROM PARIS to Germany, with French Empire 10c bistre and 20c blue, both tied by ms with the 10c also…
Estimate: 3’400 – 5’000 GBP
Lot 50014
Great Britain » 1840 Mulreadys & Caricatures
1841 (Jan 18) 2d Mulready envelope, Forme 1, stereo a200, sent from JERSEY to Ilchester cancelled contrary to regulations by a black MC (as recorded…
Estimate: 2’000 – 3’000 GBP
Lot 50015
Great Britain » 1840 Mulreadys & Caricatures
1841 (May 8) 2d Mulready envelope, forme 1 stereo a203 with “Webb, L’pool” advertising imprint on backflap (for Waring Webb of Liverpool, SG.MA490d), …
Estimate: 400 – 600 GBP
Lot 50016
Great Britain » 1840 Mulreadys & Caricatures
ca.1840 Fores’s No.1 Comic Envelope preliminary proof by John Leech printed in black on thin white card, although the design is similar to the finished…
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 GBP
Lot 50017
Great Britain » Line Engraved Essays, Plate Proofs, Colour Trials and Reprints
1935 E. D. Bacon reprint of the 1840 background trial essay printed in rose carmine on white wove paper from the original plate, the original trials by…
Estimate: 700 – 1’000 GBP
Lot 50018
Great Britain » Line Engraved Essays, Plate Proofs, Colour Trials and Reprints
1840 1d Rainbow trial, state 3, in red-brown on white wove paper, top left corner marginal, very fine and scarce (SG Spec. DP20 State 3b)
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 GBP
Lot 50019
Great Britain » Line Engraved Essays, Plate Proofs, Colour Trials and Reprints
1840 1d Rainbow trial, state 3, in red-brown on white wove paper, top marginal, very fine and scarce (SG Spec. DP20 State 3b)
Estimate: 800 – 1’200 GBP
Lot 50020
Great Britain » Line Engraved Essays, Plate Proofs, Colour Trials and Reprints
1840 1d Rainbow trial, state 3, in deep blue on stout white wove paper with a distinct ivory head on reverse, in top right corner marginal block of four,…
Estimate: 4’000 – 6’000 GBP
Lot 50021
Great Britain » Line Engraved Essays, Plate Proofs, Colour Trials and Reprints
1840 1d Rainbow trial, state 3, in deep blue on stout white wove paper in top right corner marginal single, very fine and scarce (SG Spec. DP20 State…
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 GBP
Lot 50022
Great Britain » Line Engraved Essays, Plate Proofs, Colour Trials and Reprints
1841 1d Rainbow Trial, state 3, in dark olive-green on thick laid paper dipped in prussiate of potash in top left corner marginal block of four, most…
Estimate: 4’000 – 6’000 GBP
Lot 50023
Great Britain » Line Engraved Essays, Plate Proofs, Colour Trials and Reprints
1865 “Royal reprint” 1d black with watermark inverted pl.66 PH, mint part og, very fine (SG Spec. DP35a, £3’500)
Estimate: 600 – 800 GBP
Lot 50024
Great Britain » Line Engraved Essays, Plate Proofs, Colour Trials and Reprints
1865 “Royal Reprint” 1d carmine pl.66 in imperforate horizontal pair, mint hr, fine to large margins except for small scissor cut at lower right corner,…
Estimate: 800 – 1’200 GBP
Lot 50025
Great Britain » Line Engraved Essays, Plate Proofs, Colour Trials and Reprints
1867 1d Paris Exhibition proof pl.103 FH-FI in rose in imperforate horizontal pair printed on thick white card, fine and very scarce, only one sheet…
Estimate: 800 – 1’000 GBP
Lot 50026
Great Britain » Line Engraved Essays, Plate Proofs, Colour Trials and Reprints
1867 1d Paris Exhibition proof pl.103 NK in black on thick white card, good margins, very fine and scarce (SG Spec. DP38)
Estimate: 400 – 600 GBP
Lot 50027
Great Britain » Line Engraved Essays, Plate Proofs, Colour Trials and Reprints
1841 2d Blue trial sheet of twelve with blank corner letters, produced to apply to postal notices to inform postmasters of the forthcoming issue, very…
Estimate: 8’000 – 10’000 GBP
Lot 50028
Great Britain » Line Engraved Essays, Plate Proofs, Colour Trials and Reprints
1841 2d Blue trial without corner letters in top right corner marginal block of four, printed for distribution to postmasters announcing the new forthcoming…
Estimate: 1’500 – 2’000 GBP
Lot 50029
Great Britain » Line Engraved Essays, Plate Proofs, Colour Trials and Reprints
1841 2d Blue trial in lower left corner marginal example from the trial sheet of twelve with blank corner letters, produced for application to postal…
Estimate: 400 – 600 GBP
Lot 50030
Great Britain » Line Engraved Essays, Plate Proofs, Colour Trials and Reprints
1871 1/2d Ormond Hill die proof with void corner letters printed in black on thin white paper (54x49mm), some minor foxing, very rare (SG from £37’000)
Estimate: 6’000 – 9’000 GBP
Lot 50031
Great Britain » 1840 1d Black “May Dates”
1840 (May 7) Lettersheet from Witham (Essex) to Halesworth with 1840 1d black pl.1a JH (worn plate), good even margins, cancelled by neat red MC, reverse…
Estimate: 1’600 – 2’400 GBP
Lot 50032
Great Britain » 1840 1d Black “May Dates”
1840 (May 8) Entire from Reading to Croydon, written between Quaker friends, with 1840 1d black pl.2 FC, fine to large margins, tied by a neat red MC contrary…
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 GBP
Lot 50033
Great Britain » 1840 1d Black “May Dates”
1840 (May 14) Wrapper from Newcastle upon Tyne to Helton with 1840 1d intense black pl.1a FF, fine to good margins, tied by neat red MC with a faint…
Estimate: 400 – 600 GBP
Lot 50034
Great Britain » 1840 1d Black “May Dates”
1840 (May 19) Lettersheet from Dorchester to London with 1840 1d grey-black pl.1a QD, close to very large margins, tied by neat brownish-red MC with matching …
Estimate: 400 – 600 GBP
Lot 50035
Great Britain » 1840 1d Black “May Dates”
1840 (May 22) Wrapper from Stoubridge (Worcestershire) to Bewdley 1840 1d Grey black pl.1a QF, fine to very good margins, tied by crisp red MC, reverse…
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 50036
Great Britain » 1840 1d Black “May Dates”
1840 (May 28) Wrapper from London to Ireland with 1840 1d black pl.1a IE cancelled by neat red MC, reverse with clear Lombard Street despatch and Dublin…
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 50037
Great Britain » 1840 1d Black and 1d Red plates 1a to 11
1840 1d Grey-Black pl.1a DA-DB horizontal pair, showing moderate plate wear, with large to huge margins, neatly cancelled by red MCs, scarce so fine
Estimate: 600 – 800 GBP
Lot 50038
Great Britain » 1840 1d Black and 1d Red plates 1a to 11
1840 Mourning wrapper from Hemel Hempstead (Hertfordshire) to Kettering with 1840 1d black pl.1a EK, fine to large margins, tied by vivid red MC, despatch…
Estimate: 240 – 300 GBP
Lot 50039
Great Britain » 1840 1d Black and 1d Red plates 1a to 11
1840 1d Grey-Black pl.1a ID/JE used block of four, fine to very good margins, cancelled by red MCs, small split at lower left of ID and minor pressed…
Estimate: 3’000 – 4’000 GBP
Lot 50040
Great Britain » 1840 1d Black and 1d Red plates 1a to 11
1840 (Jun 8) Entire from Airdrie to Falkirk with 1840 1d Black pl.1a TC, good to very good margins, beautifully tied by a crisp red thin lined Scottish…
Estimate: 400 – 600 GBP
Lot 50040A
Great Britain » 1840 1d Black and 1d Red plates 1a to 11
1840 (Jul 6) Entire from Edinburgh to Hamilton with 1840 1d grey black pl.1a TJ, good to huge margins (corner crease at lower left in margin), neatly tied…
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 50041
Great Britain » 1840 1d Black and 1d Red plates 1a to 11
1840 1d Grey-Black pl.1a TL, good to huge margins, cancelled by neat BLACK MC, also showing varieties “without ray flaw” and prominent basal shift, an…
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 50042
Great Britain » 1840 1d Black and 1d Red plates 1a to 11
1840 1d Black pl.1b AH with INVERTED WATERMARK, fine to large margins, neatly and unusually cancelled by a small part red MC at the top left, most attractive…
Estimate: 400 – 700 GBP
Lot 50043
Great Britain » 1840 1d Black and 1d Red plates 1a to 11
1841 1d Red-Brown pl.1b AJ top marginal with full deckled edge selvedge and small part sheet inscription, good margins elsewhere, neatly cancelled by…
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 GBP
Lot 50044
Great Britain » 1840 1d Black and 1d Red plates 1a to 11
1841 1d Red-brown pl.1b BK, fine to very good margins, cancelled by a crisp Manchester “Fishtail” distinctive MC, very fine (SG Spec. AS6uc, £1’000)
Estimate: 150 – 200 GBP
Lot 50045
Great Britain » 1840 1d Black and 1d Red plates 1a to 11
1840 1d Black pl.1b DL with WATERMARK INVERTED, good to huge margins, neatly cancelled by a red MC, scarce so fine
Estimate: 400 – 600 GBP
Lot 50046
Great Britain » 1840 1d Black and 1d Red plates 1a to 11
1840 1d Black pl.1b GI mint og, fine to large margins, very fine and rare, cert. Raybaudi (1998)
Estimate: 2’400 – 3’000 GBP
Lot 50047
Great Britain » 1840 1d Black and 1d Red plates 1a to 11
1840 (Sep 1) Mourning wrapper from London to Penrith with 1840 1d black pl.1b OJ, good to very large margins (corner crease at O), tied by red MC and “T.P…
Estimate: 240 – 300 GBP