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Stamp auction - 10 March 2011 (realised prices)
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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 Twopence Blue
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
  Pl.1 JH-JS strip of three in a deep full blue shade with good margins all round except touched or just cut into in places at base, cancelled & tied by fine red MC's to re-folded legal entire letter sent 8th Sept 1840 London to Basingstoke, light horizontal filing crease, crosses but barely affects the adhesives o/w fine & attractive 6d rate usage. (1) £300 to 400 £300.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Nov 12 local Glasgow entire franked by Pl.1 RI/RJ, horizontal pair generally large margins - close cut right side top RJ, tied by orange/red MC's, cover has heavy horizontal fold - well clear of adhesives. (1) £450 to 550 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1841 (Ja 2) part cover bearing two single 1840 2d blues, both three margins & tied red MC's, this added value for re-direction to Devizes, Wiltshire, reverse shows READING & HUNGERFORD c.d.s. £250 to 300 £320.00
Pl. 1 AB/C horizontal pair with good to large margins, each cancelled by the distinctive Leeds MC's. RPS Cert (1988) Ex. Pichai. Cat. £4500 (2) £600 to 800 N/S
Pl. 1 BJ four good margins, bearing fine strike of the distinctive Dublin Maltese Cross. Cat. £2000 (1) £400 to 450 N/S
Pl.1 BL, four good margins, cancelled in red. (1) £120 to 150 N/S
Pl. 1 DG four good even margins, neatly cancelled by distinctive Manchester MC. (1) £400 to 450 N/S
Pl.1 EL & LC, both three margined examples, plus Pl.2 QK four margins - thinned. (3) £80 to 100 £145.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Dec 31st entire to Leeds, franked Pl.1 FE, good margins all round, tied by fine red MC leaving profile almost completely clear. (1) £400 to 450 N/S
Pl. 1 IK four margined example, cancelled by fine strike of the distinctive KELSO Maltese Cross, vertical crease hardly detracts, Spec D55vb, BPA Cert (2006). Cat. £3000 (1) £450 to 550 N/S
Pl. 1 LG/LH extremely fine good to large margined horizontal pair with lovely rich colour, cancelled by light 1844 Type numeral hand stamps. Very scarce pair, Spec DS1xc. Cat. £3400++ (2) £600 to 800 £1150.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1841 Oct 24 cover from Maybole to Ayr franked Pl. 1 LJ four margin example, cancelled by the Maybole MC, back stamped Maybole/Oct 24/1841 date stamp. (1) £300 to 350 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
Pl.1 TB/TC, clear to large margined pair on cover from Chester to Manchester, tied by superb red MC. £300 to 400 £460.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1841 Entire letter from London to Glasgow franked 1840 2d blue Pl. 2 BB/BC pair & 1841 1d red brown Pl. 17 LK, cancelled by black Maltese Crosses, back stamps Lombard St 15th Dec & Glasgow 17th Dec. 1d cut into at top, 2d small fault upper right star of BC & 1d cut into at top, cover very fine & uncreased. Rare franking. BPA Cert (2003) (1) £1000 to 1250 £1200.00
Pl. 2 BH four good margins with boldly struck red MC, very attractive & scarce. Cat. £1200 (1) £300 to 350 £360.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1842 Jan 27 cover from Greenock to Edinburgh franked Pl. 2 BK four margin example (vertical crease), tied by two overlapping strikes of the distinctive Greenock MC, back stamped Greenock d.s. Cat. £5000 (1) £200 to 250 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1842 May 6 printed 'STAMP REVENUE' cover from Enniskillen to Dublin franked Pl. 2 CD with four good to large margins, tied black MC. (1) £200 to 250 £310.00
Pl. 2 CL good to large margined example, superb used with part strike of the Dorchester town date stamp in black. Cat. £4500 (1) £700 to 950 £860.00
Pl.2 FD, good to large margins, cancelled fine black MC. (1) £120 to 150 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1841 May 18 2 Pl.2 GH, four margin example on small env. addressed by The Duke of Wellington with his abbreviated autographic signature placed at lower left with 'On Her Majesty's Service' endorsement, reverse bears fine intact red wax seal of the Duke. (1) £750 to 850 £920.00
Pl. 2 IH good to large margins, cancelled by dark grey blue MC (small thin). BPA Cert (1960) Cat. £10,000 (1) £600 to 750 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1841 Ap 30 entire to Abingdon, franked 2d Pl.2 II, good to large margins, tied black MC. (1) £200 to 250 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
Pl.2 JH, clear to huge margins on cover (upside down), tied by black MC from Cullompton to Taunton. (1) £100 to 125 N/S
Pl.2 MB, clear to large margins with fine red MC, horizontal crease. (1) £50 to 70 £94.00
Used on piece or front
Pl.2 QA, touching to good margins, tied to small piece by VF 1844 type barred oval numeral cancel, Spec.DS8xc. Cat. £1700 £140 to 180 £140.00
Pl.2 RL, three clear margins, cut into at base, cancelled fine 1844 type barred oval numeral, Spec.DS8xc. (1) Cat. £1700 £70 to 90 £65.00
Pl.2 TI, good margins left & right sides, top & base cut into, cancelled by indistinct town d/stamp, small thin & crease - nevertheless good appearance & very scarce, Spec.DS8xb. (1) Cat. £4500 £200 to 250 N/S
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