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Stamp auction - 24 July 2014 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 24 July 2014. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 148 - 1840 Penny Black
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
UNPLATED KH, PG, both four margined and cancelled in red, KH small fault upper left corner, PH cut close NE corner. £80 to 100 £125.00
1840 One Penny Black Plates 1a to 11. A set of plates generally with good to large margins with Pl.1a AB - light crease, Pl.1b JK - horizontal crease, Pl.2 SJ, Pl.3 FD - fine cancellation, Pl.4 AC - thin, Pl.5 HF, Pl.6 AL - faults, Pl.7 ED, Pl.8 EF, Pl.9 SA - just cut into, Pl.10 IB and Pl.11 GI - cut into left side. (12) £750 to 850 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
FIRST SUNDAY IN MAY Pl.1a QF in a deep black shade, tied to 1840 (10 May) wrapper to London, good to very large margins and tied by a double strike of bright red MC. The reverse with faint Coventry 'MY10/1840' despatch d/stamp & London arrival (11 MY). There is a heavy vertical filing crease, tear at top and light soiling, the adhesive has tiny abrasion at edge of upper right corner star. Nevertheless an appealing cover from the rare first Sunday in May. Cat. £65,000. Ex Nissen May Dates Page 125. £3000 to 3500 £3000.00
Used on piece or front
Plate 1b FI/FL strip of four, good to mostly very large margins, all round tied to piece by red MC's. (4) £700 to 850 £1100.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Sept 3rd OHMS cover from Dumfries to Wigtown, franked Pl.1b PH, mainly good margins, cut very close above GE of POSTAGE at top, tied red MC, reverse bears Dumfries despatch d/stamp. £60 to 75 £92.00
Plate 2 DF, four good margins, fine red MC. (1) £80 to 100 £135.00
Plate 2 GH/GJ strip of three, just cut into at base right side, cancelled in red. (3) £350 to 400 £400.00
Plate 2 TI, four margin example, black MC. (1) £80 to 100 £125.00
Plate 4 AB/AC horizontal pair, good to huge margins, cancelled in red. (2) £300 to 375 £420.00
Used on piece or front
Plate 4 DG, four margin example, tied to small piece by fine red MC. (1) £80 to 100 £105.00
Plate 4 EB/FB vertical pair, just touching at lower right side o/w clear to good margins, cancelled in red. (2) £150 to 170 £200.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 June 24th cover from Edinburgh to Glasgow, franked Pl.6 DG - four good margins tied fine red MC, inside a pen & ink drawing of a man in armour carrying a heavy book. £200 to 300 £200.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Oct 31st cover to Dublin, franked Pl.6 HC, three good to large margins - close cut at base, tied by fine red MC, Dublin receiver on reverse for Nov 1st 1840 (Sunday) £60 to 80 £86.00
Plate 6 horizontal pair ND state 3, NE - state 2, good to large margins cancelled by the framed 'PyP/No 15' of Handsworth in blue and by red MC's, small creases upper right & lower left corners. PTS Cert. 2013. (2) £1000 to 1250 N/S
Used on piece or front
Plate 7 ID/IE horizontal pair, clear to large margins, tied by fine red MC, Penny Post mark alongside in black. Attractive. (1) £300 to 350 £320.00
Used on piece or front
Plate 7 QG & QD, two examples on a piece, tied red Maltese Crosses. QG is four margined, QD touched at right, cut into at left. (1) £150 to 180 £160.00
Used on piece or front
FORGERY The Pl.9 forgery strip of six lettered IA-IF, tied to piece by faked York MC's in red. Interesting & attractive. £230 to 280 £330.00
Plate 9 OI, good to huge margins cancelled by the solid centre black MC, associated with Welshpool, fine example. (1) £1200 to 1400 N/S
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