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Stamp auction - 4 February 2016 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 4 February 2016. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 152 - 1841 Penny Red
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
1939    Used
1841 1d red accumulation of 294 stamps & 6 covers in a small stock book with some pmk. interest incl. Blue town c.d.s. & Handsworth Penny Post. Mixed condition incl. many four margined. £200 to 300 £320.00
1841 1d red brown BLOCK OF SIX TJ-QL, clear margins all round, cancelled by black Maltese Crosses, N.E corner with tiny crease. Very attractive. (6) £100 to 120 £270.00
1841 1d red brown Pl.66 AC, top marginal single showing inscription, M with original gum, horizontal crease - not mentioned on a clear RPS Cert. which accompanies. £150 to 200 N/S
1841 1d red brown Pl.61 QG, fresh M example with four good margins & full o.g, Spec.BS28, RPS Cert. 1977. £100 to 150 £145.00
1841 1d red brown small range of Plates examples (Plated by vendor and not guaranteed), comprises 14, 18, 20, 37, 79, 84, 85, 87, 89, 94, 95, 121, 122 + two unplated, all are good to FU four margins examples. (15) £60 to 75 N/S
  1841 1d red brown, fine M, four margin examples comprising Pl.30 KH (re-gummed), Pl.70 GB, Pl.72 CF & Pl.80 HK. Plating is by vendor and not guaranteed. (4) £150 to 200 £320.00
1945    Used
1841 1d red collection neatly presented & written up in a spring back album. 546 stamps, 9 pairs & 1 cover of which approx. 320 are four margin examples. All bear 1844 type numeral cancels & over 100 are plated incl. Inverted Wmk. & blue cancels etc. Nice original lot offered intact. £450 to 600 £680.00
1946    Used
1841 1d red collection on leaves of 137 stamps & 10 covers, approx. 90+ are four margined & all bear 1844 type numeral cancels, noted BLOCK OF TEN etc. £150 to 200 £260.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1842-1844 range of covers with 1841 1d frankings, mainly three margin examples plus the odd four margin, all tied by black Maltese Crosses, noted No 9 in Cross. Several addressed to Newbury & a few from Isle of Wight etc. (26) £40 to 50 £66.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1845 Jan 11th cover from WALES to NORTH AMERICA, franked 1841 1d red brown IA, four margin example, tied black MC, posted in New Bridge, Glamorgan, addressed to Kentucky, North America. Reverse bears Cardiff c.d.s. for 11th Jan 1845, transit via London with PAID tombstone mark, then 1s (red m/s) for payment in cash from UK and a 52 cent rate upon arrival in the US, obverse bears 'Boston/SHIP/FEB 2?' circular mark in red. Some peripheral faults - still a rare cover. (1) £500 to 650 N/S
1949     1846 hand written receipt for two sheets of 1d labels - 5 rows of 2d labels with Kensington Nov 28 1848 d/stamp. Scarce & unusual item. £50 to 65 £50.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1847 Feb 5th envelope from Nottingham to Illston Grange, Kibworth, Leicestershire, franked 1d red brown Pl.69 PJ, three large margins, top margin a little close but not cut into, tied by a very fine barred oval numeral '583' for Nottingham struck in dark green (Nottingham well known for use of green ink) with a matching colour Nottingham c.d.s. (b/stamp), Spec.BS28xc, Cat. £900. £1000 to 1250 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1850 1d red brown GH, three margined example on a neat registered envelope from Fencehouses (blue c.d.s), Houghton Le Spring (blue udc) sent uncancelled to London and upon arrival cancelled with the red 'PAID' c.d.s. for 29th March 1850 - effectively a red c.d.s on a 1d red. A major rarity. £3000 to 4000 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1851 1d red brown Pl.117 PF, just cut into at top left o/w clear margins on a cover from Lampeter to London, adhesive tied by the GREEN '434' numeral of Lampeter with b/stamp in same colour. Clean & attractive. Spec.BIxc. Cat. £9000 £400 to 500 £400.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1852 cover from Runcorn to Manchester, endorsed 'Money Letter.' Contents reads 'Balance now due £22,11,5d in half bank post note etc.' Banknotes were cut in half and posted separately, franked 1841 1d pair HG/H large margins, tied barred oval numerals. Very late use of this service & unusual on 1841 1d red entire. £200 to 250 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1853 1d lake red Pl.176 NH (three large margins, close left side), used on entire from London to Hull, tied by the Inland Office numeral '16' reverse with despatch & arrival c.d.s's for Fe 6/7 1854, exceptionally elusive stamp & rarely seen on cover. Spec.B2(2), Stamp Cat. £2900 (off cover), RPS Cert. 2001. (1) £600 to 750 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
Circa 1846 range of covers mainly 1841 1d frankings, many four margined, tied barred oval numeral cancels. Noted fine 'Southminster/Penny Post', two covers bear horizontal pairs etc. (37) £100 to 130 £115.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Circa 1847-1855 range of covers (37) majority bearing 1841 1d frankings & tied barred oval numerals, several are four margined. £50 to 70 £78.00
Used on piece or front
Plate 20 RD, fine four large margins, tied to a piece with a neat red Maltese Cross, part despatch c.d.s in same colour at top of piece, Spec.BS9sb, Cat. £4800++ £850 to 1000 £1050.00
Block larger than four or stamp booklet
PLATE 71 SPECTACULAR RIGHT SIDE MARGINAL BLOCK OF 40 KE/OL with virtually full margins all round, cut close at base in places but not into stamp. Stamps have full o.g, some creasing & soiling amongst other faults but still a rare multiple with inscription 'the RIGHT HAND SIDE of the Letter. In wetting the Back be careful not to remove.' A rare piece. £600 to 800 £1250.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
VICTORIAN ENVELOPES (9) each unaddressed & bearing 1841 1d frankings, ready to be addressed & posted, the adhesives generally three margins or close. £30 to 40 £30.00
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