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Stamp auction - 31 July 2019 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 31 July 2019. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 161 - 1840 Penny Black
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
1550
Used (on letter or envelope)
UNPLATED covers (5) all bearing penny black with faults, either cut into or creased etc. all cancelled in red. £200 to 250 £270.00
1551
 Used
UNPLATED First Display Page from a Line Engraved collection depicting two penny blacks, 1st lett. AA, four margins with bold black MC (corner creases), 2nd fine four margins with superb red MC, also two philatelic souvenir sheets from 1940 for the Centenary of the first stamp. £130 to 180 £230.00
1552
 Used
UNPLATED AG,HG,JG,LD,MI,QD & RI, four margined examples cancelled in red, odd faults, creases etc. £200 to 250 £260.00
1553
 Air Mail
UNPLATED AH (corner crease), BJ (thinned), OL (creased) mainly with margins, cancelled in red, AK (three margins) canceled in black. (4) £80 to 120 £125.00
1554
 Used
UNPLATED BF, KI & OD cancelled in red, OG on piece with bold black MC, either close cut on three margins. £200 to 220 £200.00
1555
 Used
One Penny Black set of Plates 1a to 11 (12) incl. four margined examples from 1a, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 & 9, other are touching margins or cut into, the Pl.11 has margins in places, mostly presented & written up, attractive set. £1000 to 1200 £1100.00
1556
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 May 12th cover sent locally from Halifax to Rye Nest franked Pl.1a KJ, four good margins tied by a superb red MC, cover has central vertical fold, no backstamp but clearly dated 12th May 1840 in manuscript (twice), attractive cover. £300 to 400 £380.00
1557
Used on piece or front
Plate 1a SL, four margined example tied to a piece by black MC, piece bears despatch & receiving datestamps, collectors notation in ink detailing characteristics. £100 to 120 £100.00
1558
 Used
Plate 1a DE, four good margins, fine red MC. £100 to 120 £120.00
1559
 Used
Plate 1a GD, large margined example, portion of adjoining stamp visible at left side, cancelled by a superb red MC, corner crease. £100 to 120 £135.00
1560
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Oct 21st entire letter from North Shields to Alnwick franked Pl.1b JL clear to large margins tied by a fine red MC, reverse North Shields dispatch cds. £150 to 180 £150.00
1561
Used on piece or front
Plate 1a KD, three margined example tied to a piece by a fine red MC, piece also bears a 'Stratford-on-Avon/May 12/1840' c.d.s in red. £60 to 80 £90.00
1562
Used (on letter or envelope)
Plate 1b KD, good to large margined example cancelled by a black MC, a part wrapper to Vincent Square, London, obverse bears T.P/Grays Inn mark. £100 to 120 N/S
1563
 Used
Plate 1a LE, good to large margins, very fine red MC, slight corner crease, very handsome stamp. £120 to 150 £125.00
1564
 Used
Plate 1b LL, good to large margins, part marginal at right side, red MC. £140 to 160 £140.00
1565
 Used
Plate 1a OB, good to large margins, fine red MC. £120 to 140 £130.00
1566
 Used
Plate 1b PG, wmk Inverted, very fine four margined example cancelled by a fine red MC. Cat. £2500. £500 to 650 N/S
1567
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Nov 3rd cover from Bristol to Hereford franked Pl.1b QC, good to large margins tied by a fine red MC, struck at upper left, stamp also bears a manuscript pen cancel, reverse with despatch & receiving d/stamp fine uncreased cover. £120 to 160 £175.00
1568
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 July 18th cover from Edinburgh to Dunkeld franked Pl.1b QI, close to large margined example tied by fine red MC, despatch cds on reverse. £130 to 160 £155.00
1569
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 May 14th cover from Birmingham to Stratford-on-Avon, franked Pl.1a QL, good to large margined example tied by a fine red MC, cover has a light filing crease-through stamp, reverse clear 'Birmingham/MY14/1840' datestamp. Cat. £3500 £250 to 300 N/S
1570
Used on piece or front
Plate 1a QL, fine four margined example tied to a part corner franked by a superb red MC and alongside is a 'Water-Bridge Oc.17.1840' datestamp in red. £130 to 160 N/S
1571
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Aug 14th cover from Birmingham to Bristol franked Pl. 1b RG, good to huge margins, portion of adjoining stamp visible at top tied red MC, reverse bears despatch & receiving datestamps. £200 to 230 N/S
1572
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 July cover from Denbury to Hertford franked Pl.2 HH, good to large margins cancelled by a centrally struck red MC. £120 to 140 N/S
1573
Used (on letter or envelope)
Solid Centre Maltese Cross cover front & backflap from Cupar Fife to Edinburgh 1840 Dec franked Pl.2 JG touching to large margins well tied by a red MC with solid centre, 1841 May cover from Bradford to York franked Pl.4 GE, three margined example tied black MC with solid centre. Attractive pair. £120 to 180 £170.00
1574
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Dec 26th EL from Preston to Leeds franked Pl.2 KJ/KK, horizontal pair (KJ is four margined, KK is cut into at top), tied by red MC, reverse bears Preston despatch cds. £150 to 200 N/S
1575
 Used
Plate 2 LF, good to large margins, fine red MC. £100 to 120 £100.00
1576

Plate 2 SL, Imprimatur after hardening, fine marginal example, with some toning. Rare. Cat. £32000. £5000 to 7000 £6000.00
1577
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 May 20th local London cover franked Pl. 3 (grey black) BH cut close under 'B', square tied by fine red MC, clear May 20th/1840 datestamp on reverse. (earliest date for Pl.3 is May 16th). Cat. £2800 £600 to 750 £520.00
1578
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 July cover from Oxford to Thornbury franked Pl.3 GJ, four margined example well tied by a red MC, reverse with dispatch c.d.s, fine uncreased envelope. £150 to 200 £160.00
1579
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Aug 18th envelope from Rochdale to Edinburgh franked by two examples from Pl.3 letter IG & HE, both good four margin copies tied red MC, horizontal crease through stamps hardly distracts. £200 to 250 £240.00
1580
Used on piece or front
Plate 3 KG, clear margins except for NE corner - just touched on a piece tied by three different red cancellations - Newcastle upon Tyne c.d.s, London Tombstone, red MC, most unusual, if not unique. £100 to 120 £155.00
1581
Used on piece or front
Plate 4 AA, three good margins, left side cut into, tied by a small piece by a very fine double lined red MC, associated with Stonehaven, rather attractive. £100 to 150 £160.00
1582
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Aug cover to Durham franked Pl.4 AG (two sides cut into) tied by a fine red MC alongside faint strike of the 'Houghton Le Spring/Penny Post' in black, another cover from Durham to Hull franked 1841 1d red (three margins) cancelled black MC, also a good strike of the Houghton Le Spring/Penny Post. (2) £70 to 85 £110.00
1583
 Used
Plate 4 AH, four good to large margins, cancelled by a fine distinctive black Manchester MC, horizontal crease. £50 to 70 £82.00
1584
 Used
Plate 4 AJ, good to large margins, black MC. £80 to 100 N/S
1585
 Used
Plate 4 DH, wmk inverted fine looking, good to large margined example with a superb red MC, slight thin at left side, attractive appearance. £200 to 250 £290.00
1586
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 small envelope from Killucan to Drumcree (Ireland), then turned and sent to 95th Reg, Tynemouth Castle, North Shields in England franked with a penny black Pl.4 HE, four good margins tied red MC, shows dispatch & receiving marks, some strengthening to envelope flaps, quite attractive & very scarce. £250 to 300 N/S
1587
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Nov 5th cover from Nottingham to Birmingham franked Pl.4 JF, good to large margins, tied red MC, reverse Birmingham receiver. £150 to 200 N/S
1588
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Aug cover from Preston to Penwortham franked Pl.4 KG four good margins tied fine red MC, reverse bears Preston dispatch cds. £120 to 140 N/S
1589
Used (on letter or envelope)
1844 July 17th cover from London to Sheffield franked Pl.4 QK, three good margins, cut close left side just into design at lower side, tied by a superb London inland office barred oval numeral '7', very rare, reverse despatch & receiving d/stamp. Rare. £600 to 800 N/S
1590
 Used
Plate 4 SI, good to large margins, very fine, red MC. £100 to 120 £105.00
1591
 Used
Plate 5 CI-CJ horizontal pair with clear to huge margins on three sides, cut into base of CJ which also has a vertical crease, both bear superb red MC. RPS cert (2019) £100 to 120 £105.00
1592
 Used
Plate 5 DI, good to large margins boldly struck red MC, small thin NE corner, attractive example. £60 to 75 £82.00
1593
 Used
Plate 5 DG, KJ & LB, all four margined examples, cancelled black MC, DG small faults. £200 to 230 N/S
1594
 Used
Plate 5 GJ, touching at lower right side (not into frame line) otherwise large margins, bears a superb red MC £80 to 100 £105.00
1595
 Used
Plate 5 OB, clear to large margins MATCHED with red printing, good to large margins, bear black MC's. (2) £100 to 130 £110.00
1596
Used (on letter or envelope)
1841 July 3rd cover from Manchester to St Helena franked Pl.5 LC, good margins except just into frame line at upper left side, tied by the distinctive Manchester MC in black, reverse bears despatch cds, obverse St. Helenas receiving cds. £200 to 250 N/S
1597
 Used
Plate 5 PC, clear to large margins, cancelled by a pinkish red MC. £100 to 120 N/S
1598
 Used
1840 Dec 3rd cover to Leicester, franked Pl.5 QF, four margin example tied red MC. £100 to 120 N/S
1599
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Oct 6th entire letter from Durham to Alnwick franked Pl.6 AL, good margins, frame line just touched touched at top left, tied red MC, reverse Durham dispatch cds, clear cover. £100 to 120 N/S
1600
 Used
Plate 6 EH, appears unused, probably cleaned, used example, fine four margins, nice looking. £150 to 200 £180.00
1601
 Used
Plate 6 FK, good to large margined example with fine red MC, vertical crease not detracting from appearance, Pl.7 OC, close to good margins red MC. (2) £100 to 120 £100.00
1602
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Nov 9th cover from Newcastle to Carlisle franked Pl.6 GF, good to large margins, cancelled by red MC, reverse Newcastle Nov 9th despatch c.d.s. £100 to 120 N/S
1603
 Used
Plate 6 HD, good to large margins, black MC. £120 to 140 N/S
1604
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Oct 30th cover from Huddersfield to Doncaster franked Pl.6 left ID three clear to good margins, close cut at base, cancelled red MC. £60 to 75 £72.00
1605
Used on piece or front
Plate 6 LB, good to large margins tiny portion of adjoining stamp visible at upper left side, tied to a small piece by both red and black MC (probably on redirection). A rare combination. Ex Pichai, Cat. £2600. £600 to 750 N/S
1606
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Aug 22nd cover from Abergavenny to Bristol, franked Pl.6 MA, good to large margins tied by a superb red MC, reverse with dispatch & receiving c.d.s. £150 to 200 N/S
1607
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 cover from Kingsbridge to Modbury (Devon), franked Plate 6 PF with four good margins, tied red MC, reverse bears Kingsbridge despatch c.d.s. for Aug.4.1841. Clean uncreased cover. £150 to 200 N/S
1608
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Nov 17th cover from North Shields to Bridlington franked Pl.6 SA with good to very large margins, tied red MC, reverse North Shields dispatch cds, cover is a little soiled. £100 to 130 £100.00
1609
Used (on letter or envelope)
1841 cover from Midland Bank London office to Midland Bank, Thurles in Tipperary franked Plate (worn example) with good to huge margins, cancelled by red MC, reverse bears despatch c.d.s. of Jan 2nd, Dublin transit Jan 4th, Thurles receiver Jan 5th. Cover has horizontal crease. £120 to 140 N/S
1610
Used (on letter or envelope)
1841 local London usage of a wrapper addressed to Cambridge St, franked Plate 7 HD four good margins, cancelled by a centrally struck very fine black MC, reverse with despatch & receiver date stamps. £100 to 120 £110.00
1611
Used on piece or front
Plate 7 HG, four margined (close cut) example cancelled by a red MC and tied by a Hull/Dec 4/1840, double arc d/stamp in red and alongside a 'Cottingham/Penny Post' in black. £70 to 90 £70.00
1612
 Used
Plate 7 SB, on experimental thin paper, four good margins, fine red MC, RPS Cert (1950) Spec AS44c. £100 to 120 £110.00
1613
 Used
Plate 8 CG, four good margins, fine red MC. £100 to 120 £110.00
1614
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 July 6th wrapper London to Sheffield franked Pl.8 CK four margin example tied red MC just tying the stamp at the top leaving completely clear profile, otherwise bears 'Shrewsbury.Jy.7 1840' cds, also a fine Missent to/Shrewsbury attractive cover. £150 to 200 N/S
1615
 Used
Plate 8 DG, good to large margins bold black MC, slight crease, KJ four margins red MC, LB four margins black MC. (3) £200 to 250 N/S
1616
 Used
Plate 8 FF, good to huge margins, portion of adjoining stamp visible at top, red MC. £120 to 135 £140.00
1617
 Used
Plate 8 HF, four good margins, fine black MC. £115 to 130 £120.00
1618
  Plate 9 AG, good to huge margins, part marginal at top, black MC. £125 to 140 £125.00
1619
Used (on letter or envelope)
1841 Feb 25th envelope from Lancaster to Edinburgh franked Pl.9 DF, large margined example, portion of adjoining stamp visible at left side, tied fine black MC, envelope a little grubby. £150 to 200 £150.00
1620
 Used
Plate 9 HE, four good to large margins, tiny corner fault 'H' square, cancelled red MC. £50 to 60 £60.00
1621
 Used
Plate 10 KJ, good to large margins, red MC scarce. £200 to 250 £260.00
1622
 Used
Plate 10 LB, four margins example, black MC. £120 to 150 £150.00
1623
 Used
Plate 11 KH, four margin example with fine London District Office numeral cancel, faults incl. thinning, nevertheless a rare cancel on the scarcest plate. £350 to 500 £430.00
 
   
       
   
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