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This auction took place on 10 March 2011. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 138 - 1840 Penny Black
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
1914    M
 Unused
 Used
PENNY BLACK EXHIBITIONS/CINDERELLA/ADVERTISING/EPHEMERA unusual assembly in s/book incl. British War Relief Soc. fine engraving, 1940 Cent of 1st stamp, 1990 Bookmark, 1990 Palmares Banquet, 2000 Stamp Reproduction Presentation Pack & many more items incorporating the 1d black incl. covers, M/Sheets, Meter marks, postcards. £75 to 100 £120.00
1915
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Sept 9 cover to Aberdeen franked fine four margined 1d black lett SI, tied by the distinctive Ruby MC, back stamped Aberdeen/Sep 9/1840 boxed date stamp. Cat. £3000 (1) £400 to 500 N/S
1916
 Used
SET OF PLATES from 1a to 9, half are four margined examples, others three margins or touched, odd fault - chiefly sound. (10) £400 to 500 £660.00
1917
 Used
UNPLATED DF, FK/L pair & RK cancelled in red, JC & MC cancelled in black, mainly with margins, odd faults. (6) £250 to 300 £380.00
1918
 Used
Pl.1a BA, grey black (worn plate), clear to large margins, fine red MC. (1) £120 to 140 £120.00
1919
 Used
Pl.1a CE, grey black (worn plate) to large margins, cancelled in red. (1) £120 to 150 £125.00
1920
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 May 16 cover from Bristol to Reading, franked Pl. 1a KC with four good margins, tied by brown shade of the Bristol MC & corresponding b/stamp for May 16th 1840. (1) Cat. £3000 £850 to 1000 £820.00
1921
 Used
Pl.1a TG & TH re-joined pair each with four margins, cancelled with red MC's & single straight line black cancellation. (2) £350 to 400 £410.00
1922   Used on piece or front
Pl.1a TH, clear to huge margins, part marginal at base with portion of inscription visible, tied to piece by red MC, also bears c.d.s. of Bedford for May 20th 1840, RPS Cert. 2008. (1) £450 to 550 N/S
1923
Used (on letter or envelope)
Pl.1b LI, fine used with ample to large margins & neat red Maltese Cross on 1840 (Sept. 16th) cover (lacking side flaps) from Edinburgh to Oban, sent back to Edinburgh then forwarded to Stirling, filing fold well clear of adhesive, unusual. S.G. Spec. AS5. £200 to 250 N/S
1924
 Used
Pl.1b AD/AE horizontal pair with good to huge margins, cancelled rusty red (shade) MC, Brandon Cert. 2008. (2) £400 to 500 N/S
1925
 Used
Pl.1b CE, four good margins, cancelled in red. (1) £120 to 140 N/S
1926
 Used
Pl.1b DF, good to large margins, cancelled with fine 1844 Type obliterator, Spec.AS5za, RPS Cert. 1986. (1) Cat. £1500 £400 to 450 N/S
1927
 Used
Pl.1b EB, four good even margins, fine red MC. (1) £120 to 150 £120.00
1928
 M
Pl.1b EJ, non-coincident re-entry good to large margined M example full o.g. Tiny pin hole at upper right corner, Spec AS5b. Most attractive. Cat. £10,500 (1) £900 to 1200 N/S
1929
Used on piece or front
Pl.1b FA, double clear to large margins (part sheet margin at left) used on small piece with Penny Post cancellation in black, rare item, Cat. £3500 £600 to 700 £540.00
1930
 Used
Pl.1b GG, good to large margins, VF red MC. (1) £120 to 150 £130.00
1931
 Used
Pl.1b HC, inverted wmk, four good margins, fine red MC. (1) Cat. £2000 £350 to 400 £420.00
1932
 Used
Pl.1b HG, clear to large margins, fine red MC. (1) £120 to 140 £120.00
1933
 Used
Pl.1b JG, good to large margins, cancelled in red. (1) £80 to 100 N/S
1934
 Used
Pl.1b NB, good to large margins, red MC. £120 to 140 £120.00
1935
Used (on letter or envelope)
Pl.1b OH, used on cover front (plus part flap), tied with distinctive Plymouth MC in black, adhesive with three good to large margins, just cut into on fourth at top, back stamped Plymouth March 1 1841, addressed to Torquay, pen m/s to left of adhesive made by an earlier owner, rare distinctive cross. (1) Cat. £10,000 £600 to 700 £720.00
1936   Used on piece or front
1840 Nov 30 piece franked Pl.1b RC tied by distinctive Spilsby red MC, another strike alongside, adhesive has good margins except just touching lower left base letter square, piece also bears Spilsby c.d.s. with date error '1804 for 1840' (illustrated on page 252 of Rockoff and Jackson) £450 to 550 £450.00
1937
 Used
Pl.1b SA, four clear margins, cancelled by superb red MC. (1) £80 to 100 £110.00
1938
 Used
Pl.1b TI, four good margins, fine black MC. (1) £120 to 140 £140.00
1939
 Used
Pl.2 AJ, clear to large margins (small fault at base), Pl.5 TB, just touching upper left side, both cancelled in red. (2) £50 to 70 £88.00
1940
 Used
Pl.2 AK, good to large margins, superb red MC. (1) £130 to 160 £160.00
1941
 Used
Pl.2 BI, very large margins three sides incl. portion of BJ at right, large margin at top, used slightly smudgy red MC. £70 to 90 £74.00
1942
 Used
Pl.2 CD, four good even margins VF red MC, matched with printing in red, clear to good margins. (2) £130 to 150 £150.00
1943
 Used
Pl.2 CI, clear margins all round, cancelled by the distinctive purple MC of Glasgow, light corner crease o/w fine, BPA Cert. 1978. (1) £550 to 650 £550.00
1944
 Used
Pl.2 CL, with four good margins & red MC, matched with four margined printing in red. (2) £140 to 170 £140.00
1945
 Used
Pl.2 DF, four good margins, red MC. (1) £120 to 150 £120.00
1946
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Nov 23 cover from Lancaster to Preston, franked by Pl.2 block of four DK/EL touching at upper right & lower left sides o/w good to large margins, shows portions of two adjoining stamps at top, tied by red MC's, cover has vertical crease affecting right side stamps (DL/EL), nevertheless a rare franking. (1) £1800 to 2200 N/S
1947
 Used
Pl.2 FC, large to huge margins, traces of adjoining stamps at left & right side, cancelled bold black MC. (1) £130 to 160 £130.00
1948
 Used
Pl.2 FI, good to large margins, fine red MC. (1) £120 to 140 £120.00
1949
 Used
Pl.2 GB, intense black good margins, FU very light strike of red MC, Spec.AS14. £55 to 80 £125.00
1950
 Used
Pl.2 KJ, clear to good margins & cancelled in red, matched with four margined printing in red. (2) £135 to 165 £135.00
1951
 Used
Pl.2 ME, four good even margins, black MC. (1) £120 to 150 £150.00
1952
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 May 21st cover to Aberdeen, franked Pl.2 NJ, good to large margins, tied by fine upright red MC with clear red despatch May 21st d/stamp on reverse, Spec.AS15th. Cat. £2500 £600 to 700 N/S
1953
 Used
Pl.2 PJ, four good margins, red MC. (1) £120 to 140 £110.00
1954
Used on piece or front
1840 June 30, large part cover front franked by six examples of Pl.2 forming a block of six SB/SG, mainly with good to large margins, cancelled by red MC's, eye catching item. £1200 to 1500 £1600.00
1955
 Used
Pl.2 SC, with four good margins & red MC, matched with four margined printing in red. (2) £140 to 170 £190.00
1956
 Used
Pl.2 TI, good to large margins cancelled in red, matched with four margined printing in red. (2) £140 to 170 N/S
1957
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Sept 14th cover from London to Fox Hill Bank, Accrington, franked Pl.3 AE with four good margins tied by very unusual VOID CENTRE MC in red, probably a crude locally made cross from rarely seen office. £220 to 280 N/S
1958
Used on piece or front
Pl.3 BJ, four good to large margins, tied to small piece by fine red MC. (1) £120 to 150 £110.00
1959
 Used
Pl.3 FJ, four good margins, centrally struck red MC. (1) £120 to 150 £125.00
1960
 Used
Pl.3 JF, four good even margins, cancelled by Camelford undated circle in red as sole postmark, superb appearance & very rare, BPA Cert. states - treated to reduce crease & staining, Spec.AS20x6. (1) Cat. £12,000 £3500 to 4000 N/S
1961
 Used
Pl.3 NB, four good margins, red MC. (1) £120 to 150 £120.00
1962
 Used
Pl.3 RC, four good margins, red MC. (1) £120 to 140 £140.00
1963
 Used
Pl.3 TD, clear to large margins, cancelled by the distinctive black Leeds MC, Spec.AS20ua. (1) Cat. £2500 £400 to 450 N/S
1964
Used (on letter or envelope)
1841 Feb 15 cover to Hereford franked Pl.4 DH, clear to large margins, tied by very fine black MC, Karl Louis Cert. accompanies. (1) £100 to 120 £140.00
1965
 Used
Pl.4 IG, clear to good margins, fine red MC. (1) £120 to 140 £120.00
1966
 Used
Pl.4 JJ, good to large margins, superb red MC. (1) £120 to 160 £155.00
1967
 Used
Pl.4 OL, good to huge margins, trace of adjoining stamp at base, vertical crease, fine red MC - big stamp. (1) £60 to 80 £62.00
1968
Used (on letter or envelope)
Pl.4 RD, superb large margined example, tied to cover by fine red purple MC of Newton Stewart, corresponding boxed d/stamp on rev, very attractive. (1) £600 to 750 £760.00
1969
 Used
Pl.4 TD, good to huge margins, red MC. (1) £90 to 110 £120.00
1970
Used (on letter or envelope)
Pl.4 TH, with good to large margins & a fine complete strike of the experimental London black Maltese Cross on 1840 (Nov. 30th) cover to the Strand with'T.P/King William St' alongside, filing crease well clear of stamp which has minor surface blemish not detracting from appearance. S.G. Spec. AS23. £120 to 160 £110.00
1971
 Used
Pl.4 TK, four good margins, fine red MC. (1) £120 to 140 £110.00
1972
 Used
Pl.5 CD, four margin example, cancelled in red. (1) £80 to 100 £125.00
1973
 Used
Pl.5 EB, IF (small thin), QI & SI, all four margin examples cancelled in red. (4) £250 to 300 £270.00
1974
 Used
Pl.5 JA, good to large margins U with pinkish white MX, slight thin but an attractive & scarce item. £90 to 120 £125.00
1975
 Used
Pl.5 JH, four good margins cancelled in red. (1) £80 to 100 £80.00
1976
 Used
Pl.5 KL, good to large margins, boldly struck red MC. (1) £120 to 150 £120.00
1977
 Used
Pl.5 LI, vertical crease & TH both four margin examples cancelled in black, also IC & MC three margin example, cancelled in black. (4) £200 to 250 £270.00
1978
 Used
Pl.5 NI, good margins except upper left - very close, SL cut into left & base, both cancelled in red. (2) £80 to 100 £115.00
1979
Used (on letter or envelope)
HENRY TUCK'S PIONEER ENVELOPE from Glasgow to London with adhesive Pl. 5 OC placed over the flap & tied by two black MC's. Stamp has been used as a seal & torn vertically when envelope was opened. Patent details inside the envelope. The Railway Times Newspaper November 21st, 1840 reports... TUCK'S HERMETIC ENVELOPES, on an entirely new plan (Manufactured by Machinery and registered pursuant to Act of Parliament) offer advantages possessed by no other letter cover yet devised. The Postage Stamp Label is affixed to the envelope in such a manner as to serve at once to seal and frank the letter. Separate waxing or wafering rendered unnecessary. Time in making up and dispatching less than the before introduction of the Penny Postage system. All envelopes hitherto made on the old plan may be easily opened without breaking the seal, their contents read or abstracted and the envelope re-placed in its original state, so as to defy detection. But this cannot be done with the HEMETIC ENVELOPES, which renders them invaluable for the enclosure of Bills of Exchange, Remittances, Confidential Communications, Legal & Official Documents etc. May be had at the office, 122 Fleet Street, in quantities of not less than 250 of various sizes, in neat paper boxes, from 10s to 15s per 1000, and of all stationers in the kingdom. Orders also received at 138 Aldergate Street. This example bears Glasgow & London c.d.s's on reverse & contains original letter regarding a legal claim. Apparently only two of these are thought to exist. Very rare. £850 to 1200 £700.00
1980
 Used
Pl.5 PH, good to large margins, red MC, light corner crease. (1) £40 to 60 £82.00
1981
 Used
Pl.5 TA, four good margins, cancelled with fine red MC & boldly struck black double ring c.d.s. dated 1901, unusual late use, RPS. Cert 1989 accompanies stating cancellation is continued. (1) £400 to 500 N/S
1982
 Used
Pl.6 AB, good to huge margins, fine red MC. (1) £120 to 150 £120.00
1983
 Used
Pl.6 CB, good to large margins, watery red MC. (1) £80 to 100 £120.00
1984
 Used
Pl.6 CJ, good margins all round, fine red MC. (1) £110 to 140 £120.00
1985
 Used
Pl.6 DC, four good to large margins cancelled by fine black MC & portion of red 'Amlwch/Penny Post' h/stamp, Spec.AS41ya, Brandon Cert. 2004. (1) Cat. £1800 £650 to 750 £660.00
1986
 Used
Pl.6 FG, four good even margins, fine red MC. (1) £125 to 150 £140.00
1987
 Used
Pl.6 FJ & GC, four margin examples, cancelled in red. (2) £200 to 250 £230.00
1988
 Used
Pl.6 GL, good to huge margins, fine red MC. (1) £150 to 180 £150.00
1989
 Used
Pl.6 HA, clear to good margins, fine centrally struck red MC. (1) £120 to 140 £130.00
1990
Used (on letter or envelope)
1841 March 23 cover to Manchester franked Pl. 6 IK, large margins except just touched at top right, tied by two good strikes of the distinctive Manchester MC's. (1) £350 to 450 N/S
1991
 Used
Pl.6 JL, four good to large margins, fine red MC. (1) £130 to 160 £120.00
1992
 Used
Pl.6 LA, LB, LC & LD each four margin example together on cover front & part back flaps addressed to Petersfield, tied by red MC's, back stamped part London c.d.s, LA - has vertical crease, LC split by filing crease, BPA Cert. 2009. (1) £750 to 850 £760.00
1993
 Used
Pl.6 LB, four good to large margins, fine red MC leaving completely clear profile. (1) £120 to 150 £120.00
1994
 Used
Pl.6 LI, good to large margins, fine red MC, small corner crease. (1) £100 to 120 N/S
1995
 Used
Pl.6 LL, four margin example, VF red MC. (1) £120 to 150 £130.00
1996
 Used
Pl.6 MI, four good margins, cancelled in red. (1) £120 to 150 £120.00
1997
 Used
Pl.6 OB, four good margins, fine red MC which leaves the re-entries clearly visible. (1) £125 to 150 £120.00
1998   Used (on letter or envelope)
Pl.6 OL, four margined example on part cover from Edinburgh to Haddington, tied red MC, cover & stamp creased along top. (1) £35 to 50 £38.00
1999
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 July Law Life - Assurance Society printed circular to Cheadle franked Pl.6 QC, four good margins, cancelled in red. (1) £150 to 200 £180.00
2000
 Used
Pl.6 QJ, four good margins cancelled in red leaving the re-entries clearly visible. (1) £125 to 150 £110.00
2001
Used on piece or front
Pl.6 RH, four good margins, tied to piece by complete double ring London Nov.1.02 double ring c.d.s, very unusual late use, most attractive. (1) £850 to 1000 N/S
2002
 Used
Pl.6 SA, good to large margins, red MC. (1) £100 to 120 N/S
2003
 Used
Pl.6 SB, four even margins, fine red MC. (1) £120 to 140 £110.00
2004
 Used
Pl.6 SF, four good margins, fine red MC. (1) £120 to 140 £120.00
2005
Used (on letter or envelope)
Pl.7 BL, very large margins top & at right complete or just touched at foot, good margins at left U on outer letter sheet to Bristol with distinctive red Wotton under Edge MC, b/stamp Wotton Nov 16 1840 very rare Spec.AS44, Cat. £20000, clear 1957 BPA Cert. £3000 to 4000 N/S
2006
 Used
Pl.7 HF, just complete to very good margins, intense black shade with superb red MC. £70 to 90 £96.00
2007
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Aug 10 cover from Birmingham to Jersey franked Pl. 7 IL, clear to huge margins, tied red MC. (1) £120 to 160 £150.00
2008
 Used
Pl.7 LB/LC, good to large margined horizontal pair, cancelled by fine red MC's, horizontal crease at top - not detracting from appearance. (1) £280 to 350 N/S
2009
 Used
Pl.7 OA, grey shade with four good margins & fine black MC. (1) £125 to 150 £130.00
2010
Block larger than four or stamp booklet
Pl.8 AA/BC mint corner block of six, large to huge margins on three sides, cut into at base with o.g - some creases & imperfections as with most known blocks. Plate 8 is one of the rare plates in multiples & as such is not priced by SG. A very presentable & important block. £12000 to 15000 £15000.00
2011
 Used
Pl.8 CB, four good margins, fine red MC. (1) £120 to 140 £120.00
2012
 Used
Pl.8 DK, large margined example, cancelled black MC leaving clear profile, vertical crease. (1) £80 to 100 £92.00
2013
 Used
Pl.8 EG, good to large margins, fine red MC, matched with large margined printing in red. (2) £140 to 170 £130.00
2014
 Used
Pl.8 EJ, four good margins, cancelled in red. (1) £80 to 100 £105.00
2015
 Unused
Pl.8 HH, unused example with three good margins, close at base. (1) £500 to 600 N/S
2016
 Used
Pl.8 IA, clear to large margins, fine red MC. (1) £120 to 140 £120.00
2017
 Used
Pl.8 IK, four good margins, fine centrally struck orange-red MC. (1) £120 to 150 £145.00
2018
 Used
Pl.8 NH, four even large margins, fine red MC. (1) £130 to 150 N/S
2019
 Used
Pl.8 OC, clear to large margins, fine red MC leaving clear profile. (1) £120 to 150 £110.00
2020
Used (on letter or envelope)
1841 March 4 cover to Limerick franked Pl. 8 QI four margined example, tied by black MC, with 'TP/WOOLWICH' receiving house hand stamp alongside. £120 to 150 N/S
2021
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Oct 29 cover to Wandsworth - Surrey, franked Pl.8 RK, close to good margins, tied by red & black MC's, back stamped Stratford upon Avon 29.10.40 (note - the black MC was applied during the period of experimental use in London), Spec.A1, rare BPA Cert 1975. (1) Cat. £9000 £1500 to 1700 N/S
2022
 Used
Pl.9 NK, four margin example, cancelled with fine Town d/stamp in black, repair upper left side - not detracting from appearance. (1) £250 to 300 N/S
2023
 Used
Pl.9 PL, good to large margins, VF black MC, matched with VF printing in red. (2) £150 to 180 £180.00
2024
 Used
Pl.10 DK, good to large margins, black M.C. (1) £140 to 170 £180.00
2025
 Used
Pl.10 OC, clear to good margins, cancelled by red MC, scarce. (1) Cat. £1200 £150 to 200 £185.00
2026
 Used
Pl.11 AJ, three good margins, left side trimmed, fine black MC. (1) £120 to 150 £180.00
2027
 Used
Pl.11 DE, four good margins, fine black MC, trace of thin. (1) £500 to 600 £450.00
 
   
       
   
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