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1840 penny Mulready 2nd May usage

1840 penny Mulready 2nd May usage

1840 2nd May Mulready One Penny Letter Sheet Stereo removed, addressed to Bromley, bearing a fine strike of 'Portugal St.1py P.Paid' in black & a clear d/stamp 'P.D/MY 2/1840' with a superb strike on reverse of the shield type MY 2/1840 h/stamp in red (central vertical crease & some light soiling). A very good example of this early date. Only 18 covers recorded. Provenance J. B. Seymour, April 1951.
  SKU: 00034
Price: £14000.00
1910 2d 'Tyrian Plum' colour trial, very fine perforated example in dull blue-green on gummed paper, wmk Crown

1910 2d 'Tyrian Plum' colour trial, very fine perforated example in dull blue-green on gummed paper, wmk Crown

1910 2d 'Tyrian Plum' colour trial, very fine perforated example in dull blue-green on gummed paper, wmk Crown. An exceptional colour trial of this famous stamp that was withdrawn before issue due to the death of King Edward VII. Very rare, no more than two or three examples of each colour recorded in private hands. Ex. Minoru.
SG: 266a SKU: 04668
Price: £9000.00
1870 ½d Die Proof SGDP62b

1870 ½d Die Proof SGDP62b

1870 (May) Die Proof in black on thin white paper (34x30). Brilliant sharp impression. Spec.DP62b, RPS Cert. 1982. Cat. £36,000.
  SKU: 00399
Price: £7750.00
1870 ½ Die Proof SGDP62b

1870 ½ Die Proof SGDP62b

1870 (May) ½d Die Proof in rose on thin white paper (47 x 50mm), slight wrinkle through centre not detracting from the very fresh appearance. Rare. Spec DP62b. Cat. £36,000
  SKU: 00405
Price: £6000.00
1878 2d Trial in ultramarine marginal

1878 2d Trial in ultramarine marginal

1878-79 Trials for Lighter & more Fugitive Colours 2d Plate 15 in pale ultramarine lettered AB from the top of the sheet showing the current number '227' & part of the marginal inscription 'Price 2d Per Label, 2s Per Row of ...' cut into at foot with close to good margins on other sides.
  SKU: 00406
Price: £6000.00
1970 £1 bluish-black Plate 2 with the original '£' sign but printed in the 10 x 10 format

1970 £1 bluish-black Plate 2 with the original '£' sign but printed in the 10 x 10 format

1970 £1 bluish-black Pl.2 with the original '£' sign but printed in the 10 x 10 format. Corner marginal UM Plate 2 block of four (one of only six known). VERY RARE.
  SKU: 04483
Price: £6000.00
RARE - INVERTED WMK STRIP OF FIVE Plate 1 LH-LL horizontal strip, red MC cancellations. Extremely rare. Cat. £30,000 as five singles.

RARE - INVERTED WMK STRIP OF FIVE Plate 1 LH-LL horizontal strip, red MC cancellations. Extremely rare. Cat. £30,000 as five singles.

RARE - INVERTED WMK STRIP OF FIVE Plate 1 LH-LL horizontal strip, slightly cut into at left o/w close to very large margins on other sides, red MC cancellations, LI with vertical crease, bright colour & fine appearance. Extremely rare. Cat. £30,000 as five singles.
  SKU: 01193
Price: £5500.00
1878 ½d Trial SGDP68(b)

1878 ½d Trial SGDP68(b)

1878-79 Trials for Lighter & more Fugitive Colours ½d Pl.14 SR, imperforate with trial cancellation, large to enormous margins showing portion of adjoining stamp below. Fine & attractive, Spec.DP68(b), Cat. £33,000
  SKU: 00409
Price: £5000.00
1856 cover used in the Crimea 'OXO' postmark

1856 cover used in the Crimea 'OXO' postmark

CRIMEAN WAR 1856 cover from Army in East, via Marseilles to Tunbridge Wells, franked 1841 2d Pl.4 RK good to large margins & 1d red brown (Die II) Wmk. Small Crown P.14 lett DB (SGZ6 & Z13), cancelled with barred oval 'OXO'. A rare franking of Line Engraved imperf. & perf. Adhesives. Reverse bears 'British Army Post Office' c.d.s. in red. An attractive uncreased cover of exhibition quality.
  SKU: 00212
Price: £4500.00
1840 2d Plate 1 pair - Stonehaven distinctive crosses

1840 2d Plate 1 pair - Stonehaven distinctive crosses

Plate 1 GH/GI, horizontal pair with good to large margins all round, each cancelled by the distinctive 'Stonehaven' Maltese Cross in red. Clear RPS Cert (1969). Major rarity, Spec DS5vk. Cat. £24,000+
  SKU: 00236
Price: £4000.00
Penny black cover with RARE Wotton under Edge Maltese Cross

Penny black cover with RARE Wotton under Edge Maltese Cross (1840)

Plate 7 BT good to very large margins on three sides, close cut at base, on outer letter sheet to Bristol, tied by distinctive Wotton-under-Edge Maltese Cross in red & back stamped Wotton Nov.16.1840. Very rare, Spec AS44. Clear BPS Cert accompanies. Cat. £28,000
  SKU: 00259
Price: £4000.00
One Penny Letter Sheet A1 (Forme 1) to Edinburgh

One Penny Letter Sheet A1 (Forme 1) to Edinburgh

One Penny Letter Sheet A1 (Forme 1) addressed to Edinburgh, cancelled by the distinctive KELSO MC with boxed d/stamp for Au.2.42, some creasing & the whole preserved onto tissue paper. Very distinctive MC.
  SKU: 00542
Price: £4000.00
Plate 2 KE-KL horizontal strip of eight on cover - black Maltese Cross cancellations

Plate 2 KE-KL horizontal strip of eight on cover - black Maltese Cross cancellations

Plate 2 KE-KL horizontal strip of eight. KG-KK touched or slightly cut into at top, good margins either side, tied by black MC cancellations on 1841 (17th Mar) refolded entire from London to Edinburgh. KH has heavy vertical crease but good colour. A large multiple on cover.
  SKU: 01188
Price: £4000.00
1867-83 £5 orange AK/AL vertical pair, VFU each with a Gloucester squared circle d/stamp for JAN.1.00, superb & very attractive, SG.137.

1867-83 £5 orange AK/AL vertical pair, VFU each with a Gloucester squared circle d/stamp for JAN.1.00, superb & very attractive, SG.137.

1867-83 £5 orange AK/AL vertical pair, VFU
SG: 137 SKU: 04818
Price: £3950.00
1850 1d red brown GH, three margined example on a registered envelope from Fencehouses (blue c.d.s), Houghton Le Spring (blue udc)

1850 1d red brown GH, three margined example on a registered envelope from Fencehouses (blue c.d.s), Houghton Le Spring (blue udc)

1850 1d red brown GH, three margined example on a registered envelope from Fencehouses (blue c.d.s), Houghton Le Spring (blue udc) sent un-cancelled 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.
  SKU: 02366
Price: £3750.00
1910 4d colour trial, very fine example printed in yellow on gummed Crown wmk paper

1910 4d colour trial, very fine example printed in yellow on gummed Crown wmk paper

1910 4d colour trial, very fine example printed in yellow on gummed Crown wmk paper. Following complaints about the issued colour of the monocolour 4d, the 1910 colour trials were produced using the monocolour plates unlike the 1909 colour trials. Cat. £9000.
  SKU: 04660
Price: £3750.00
1902-10 6d colour trial, marginal horizontal pair printed in pale grey on chalky paper selvedge of the ½d green Colonial issue

1902-10 6d colour trial, marginal horizontal pair printed in pale grey on chalky paper selvedge of the ½d green Colonial issue

1902-10 6d colour trial, very fine right hand marginal horizontal pair printed in pale grey on chalky paper selvedge of the ½d green Colonial issue, showing green marginal rule at foot, imperf on three sides & perforated at base with a bright red 'Labora ink' hand stamp at right. A couple of minor creases as usually seen due to the nature of this trial, nevertheless a lovely multiple of this rare Edward VII trial. Ex. Minoru.
SG: 245 SKU: 04673
Price: £3560.00
1840 2d Plate 1 block of four

1840 2d Plate 1 block of four

Plate 1 KB-LC (LC double letter C), block of four, close or touched a lower left but good to large margins other sides, KC showing a trace of the adjoining stamp at top, oily red MC cancellations, creases but nevertheless an attractive & rare block.
  SKU: 00241
Price: £3500.00
1840 penny black Plate 4 re-directed cover tied solely framed 'York St' in red

1840 penny black Plate 4 re-directed cover tied solely framed 'York St' in red

1840 entire letter from Little Ribston to London with m/s 'P1' Wetherby Dec 24 c.d.s. & 'Paid 25 Dec 1840' tombstone in red, re-directed to Norfolk & franked with 1840 1d black Pl.4 TH large margined example, cancelled & tied solely by red framed 'YORK ST' hand stamp. Attractive & rare.
  SKU: 00250
Price: £3200.00
1867 5s pale rose Mint SG127

1867 5s pale rose Mint SG127

1867 (1 July) Watermark Maltese Cross stamps 5s pale rose Plate 2, FB, very fresh pale delicate colour & with large part original gum. An attractive example of this rare stamp, SG.Spec J122. Cat. £18,000 Provenance: Maximus, November 1970
  SKU: 00382
Price: £3200.00
1980 London Stamp Exhibition M/Sheet UM, error IMPERFORATE

1980 London Stamp Exhibition M/Sheet UM, error IMPERFORATE

1980 London Stamp Exhibition M/Sheet UM, error IMPERFORATE (only 12 Mint examples known), SG.MS1119a.
SG: MS1119a SKU: 03291
Price: £3200.00
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