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  • Lot# : 3001 Great Britain

    Houses of Parliament 1 d. envelope 1840: "To be posted at the Houses of Parliament only / Post Paid.- One Penny.- Weight not to exceed ½ oz.", a fine used example of the 1 d. envelope on laid paper, wmk. HARRIS & TREMETT 1839, addressed to Sir John Hope Bt., Pinkie House, Musselburgh, Scotland and countersigned at lower left 'F. Maule'; struck with 'Crown Paid' cds in red (Jan 23), just eight days after issue. Reverse with red datestamp (Jan 24) alongside superb complete "Library House of Commons" wax seal in black. Exceptionally fine and very scarce Gi = £ 18'000.rnrnNote: The sender was Fox Maule MP (1801-1874). He entered the the House of Commons as member for Perthshire in 1835. Under Lord John Russell, he was Secretary at War from July 1846 to January 1852, until in April 1852, he succeeded his father as 2nd Baron Panmure. In February 1855, he joined Lord Palmerston's cabinet, filling the new office of Secretary of State for War. The addressee, Sir John Hope Bt., was the MP for Midlothian at this time.rnrnProvenance: Robson Lowe, London, 4 June 1992, lot 4011.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3002 Great Britain

    House of Lords 1 d. envelope 1840: "(Temporary.) / To be posted at the HOUSE of LORDS only. / Post Paid.-ONE PENNY.-Weight not to exceed ½ oz.", 121 x 81 mm., a fine used example printed in vermilion on yellowish wove paper without watermark, addressed in the Duke of Wellington's hand to 'Stratfield Saye, Hartford Bridge' his seat in Hampshire, cancelled by 'Crown Paid' datestamp (March 12) in red. Reverse with the Iron Duke's 'Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense' red wax seal. A few tiny repaired edge tears at upper left and slightly tired at left but a rare and historic usage Gi = £ 25'000.rnStratfield Saye Housw was purchased by the state in 1817 in order that it could be given by a grateful nation to the victorious to the Duke of Wellington. The Duke made numerous additions and improvements to the existing building. All but the 1st and 6th Dukes are buried at Stratfield Saye House, inlcuding  Copenhagen, Wellington's war horse.rnProvenance: Cavendish, Derby, 26 April 1997, lot 456.
    Starting bid : 4,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3003 Great Britain

    1840: Mulready 1 d. black envelope, stereo A144, a used example to Broomwell House, Brislington near Bristol, cancelled by fine Maltese Cross in orange-red ink. Faint sub-Office 'No. 2' in black at left and reverse with three line dated BRISTOL / 31 MAY 1840 / PENNY POST in red - the last 'Sunday May Date'. Rare and most attractive.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3004 Great Britain

    1840: Mulready 2 d. blue envelope, stereo a198, a used example from London to Shoreham, cancelled by superb strike of London "No. 11" in Maltese Cross in black. Reverse with London despatch cds (Sept 25, 1843) in black. One of the rarest 'Numbers in Cross' and in very fine quality, just 2 examples are recorded with a 2 d. Mulready with the "No. 11" in Cross in the Karl Louis Card Index, this being much the finer of the two Gi = £ 12'000.rnProvenance: Phillips, London, 3 Nov 1988, lot 347.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3005 Great Britain

    Mulready Caricatures 1840: Fores's 'Comic Envelope N.1', an unused example showing the blinded Lion, Chinese Opium smoker and Horsemen, fine but for light age spot at upper right. Scarce and most attractive.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3006 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 2, lettered FD, a used example with good to large margins all round, on Southgate Mulready caricature envelope No. 2, addressed to Lowestoft and tied by Maltese Cross in red, with "T.P. / King William's St." in black below. Reverse with circular London despatch cds (May 24, 1840) in black. Slight overall soiling, light file fold and minor flap damage but of great charm and rarity, unrecorded in the Karl Louis Card Index and unlisted by Jarvis, Bodily & Hahn who record six examples of this envelope bearing an 1840 1 d. black. Cert. RPSL (1975).

    Info: The date of use „24 May“ given in the lot description is NOT correct. The correct date of use is „24 July“

    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3007 Great Britain

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    Imprimaturs 1840: 1 d. black, plate 8, lettered SE, with large even margins all round and in an immensely distinct dark shade, from the second registration 'After Hardening' sheet from which only stamps AL, SB, SD-SL and TA-TL were removed (23) from the Imprimatur sheets. A superb and extremely rare Imprimatur of great visual appeal and impeccable provenance. Cert. RPSL (2001) Gi = £ 42'000.rnProvenance: Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Spink, London, 17 May 2001, lot 12.
    Starting bid : 7,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 13,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3008 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, plate 2, lettered TI, State 1, an unused example with clear to large margins all round, marginal from base of sheet with part imprint "(th)e Letter. In Wettin(g)..", fresh and wonderfully fine with a negligble thin points of no significance, large part og. An exceptionally attractive example of this rare stamp, a stamp for connoisseur. Cert. BPA (1989) Gi AS15= £ 12'000.rnrnNote: The stamp shows the evidence that the marginal inscriptions had been re-entered on to the plate. rnrnProvenance: Collection Wills, Harmers, London, 7 Nov 1989, lot 174; Robson Lowe, London, 14 Sept 1994, lot 2162.rn 
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3009 Great Britain

    1840 (May 6): 1 d. black, pl. 7, the unused block of four, lettered MA-MB / NA-NB, without 'O' flaw and N slightly doubled at top, with large even margins all round and of outstanding freshness, diagonal bend on NA unapparent from appearance, large part og. This block does not emanate from the Lord Crawford 'experimental thin paper trial' sheet but was regularly sold over the Post Office counter and much rarer thus. An exceptionally attractive and very rare multiple in the foremost quality Gi AS44b= £ 140'000.rnProvenance: Collection Baron Philippe la Renotière von Ferrari, Druout sale 9, Paris, 10 April 1924, lot 75; Collection Kennedy-Kisch, Harmers, London, 2 May 1966, lot 30.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 30,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 42,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3010 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, plate 8, lettered GC, State 1 (no 'O' flaw), an unused example with good to very large margins all round, early impression in a very deep shade, fresh and very fine, small mark on large part og. An exceptional example and extremely rare. Cert. BPA (1991) Gi AS46 = £ 16'000.rnProvenance: Phillips, London, 4-5 Sept 1986, lot 281; Collection 'GL', Harmers, London, 10 June 1981, lot 76; Robson Lowe, London, 11 Dec 1990, lot 3192.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3011 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 9, lettered AF, an unused example in an intense shade, good margins all round and showing the vertical guide line in the right hand star, applied to an early prototype envelope internally inscribed under flap with Royal Coat of Arms and "No. 342, June 23rd, 1840 / Registered by WILLIAM PONSFORD, of Dalby / Terrace, London / Manufactured by MARC LA RIVIERE, Hackney" in black, addressed to Pall Mall but not sent. Most unusual and rare Gi AS56.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3012 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 1a, lettered SC-SD, a used horizontal pair, early impression in the intense shade, large margins all round and showing portion of adjoining stamp at left, tiny scissor cut in margin only at top, tied to 1840 cover to Golden Square, London by two Maltese Crosses in red with "Fenchurch St." straight line in black at left. Framed datestamp in red displaying well above (June 19). A fine and attractive double rate cover Gi AS1 = £ 1'800+.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3013 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 2, lettered RI-RJ, a used horizontal pair with RI clear at top, otherwise with large margins all round, cancelled by slightly oxidised red Maltese Crosses. Diagonal bend not affecting the attractive appearance Gi AS15 = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3014 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 6, lettered QH-QI, a used horizontal pair with ample to large margins all round, tied to cover to 'The Castle, Wisbech' by Maltese Crosses in black. Reverse with 'Manchester' double arc despatch cds (Feb 17) in red and Wisbech arrival (Feb 19) in black. Envelope faults but the adhesives fine Gi AS41 = £ 1'250.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3015 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 4, lettered DH-DI/EH-EI, a used block of four with good to large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp above DH, vertical guideline in the upper right square of EH clearly showing, each stamp individually cancelled by crisp strikes of the Maltese Cross in red. EH-EI with slight horizontal crease, otherwise a magnificent and rare multiple in the foremost exhibition quality Gi AS23 = £ 25'000.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, 21-22 April 1977, lot 2265
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 12,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3016 Great Britain

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    1840: 2 d. deep full blue, Plate 1, lettered BG-BJ, an unused horizontal strip of four, with ample to large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at left, of vibrant fresh lustrous colour and large part original gum. One of the very few mint multiples not from the Dublin Find / Crawford sheet. Impeccable provenance proving that Philately is indeed the "Hobby of Kings and the King of Hobbies". A magnificent and famous multiple for the connoisseur of classic philately in the foremost quality. Signed E. Diena, Holcombe, Thier. Cert. Harmers (1951), Holcombe (1999) Gi 4 = £ 180'000 / Gi DS1 = £ 200'000.rnProvenance: Luder / Edelmann (Corinphila), Zurich, Sale 17, 6-11 Oct 1930, lot 1671; Collection of King Carol II of Romania, Harmers, New York, March 29-30, 1951; Corinphila, Zurich, sale 118, 23-29 Oct 1999, lot 6898.
    Starting bid : 60,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 65,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3017 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 1, lettered QE, a used example with large even margins all round, cancelled by neat Maltese Cross in red. A fine and delightful stamp Gi DS5 = £ 850.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3018 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. deep full blue, Plate 1, lettered AF, a used example with large to huge margins all round, variety "Inverted Watermark", lightly cancelled by Maltese Cross in red. A beautiftul and rare stamp Gi D1d = £ 6'000 / DS1a = £ 6'000.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3019 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 1, lettered CJ-CL, a used horizontal strip of three with good to huge margins all round, of lovely colour, neatly cancelled by three strikes of the Maltese Cross in red. Minor corner bend in margin only at top right not affecting the appearance of a delightful multiple Gi DS6 = £ 2'975.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3020 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. pale blue, Plate 1, lettered JH, a used example with large margins all round, neatly cancelled by red Maltese Cross. A delightful stamp Gi DS6 = £ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3021 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 1, lettered IC, a used example with good even margins all round, on 1840 "May Date" cover from the Doctors Commons in London to Pontefract, tied by fine strike of the Maltese Cross in red. File fold well away from the adhesive, and opened to display the London despatch datestamp (May 18, 1840) in black. Minor imperfections to the letter sheet but of great scarcity. Listed in Rockoff & Jackson on page 145 (erroneously to 'Portugal') and partially illustrated on page 144, with just four 2 d. blue covers recorded on this Monday date Gi DS5tf = £ 17'500.rnProvenance: Collection Duncan Mutch, Robson Lowe, 14 Oct 1987, lot 553.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3022 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 2, lettered CB-CD, a used horizontal strip of three with good to large margins all round and portions of adjoining stamps at top, of fine fresh colour, neatly tied to sextuple rate large part cover from London to Sheffield by fine strikes of the Maltese Cross in red, unusual on this Plate. Reverse with London despatch cds (Oct 12, 1840) in black. Attractive and rare Gi DS8f = £ 5'250.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3023 Great Britain

    Rainbow Trials 1840 (May): Perkins Bacon Rainbow Trial sheet of twelve subjects (4 x 3), State 1, printed in reddish-brown on stout wove white paper, watermarked with large part of double lined letters 'HARRIS TREMETT'. Each Trial impression with ragged waxed top right hand corner missing (the grooves on the Plate were filled with wax and thus failed to print) and without the Corner Lettering. Minor unobtrusive corner bend well away from the designs and mentioned for absolute accuracy. A lovely sheet, of marvellous rich colour and appearance and the engraving of wonderful depth and clarity. A great rarity for the connoisseur of classical philately Gi = £ 75'000.rnProvenance: Collection J. B. Seymour, Robson Lowe, London, 11 April 1951, lot 53; Collection 'Durham', Phillips, London, 11 Nov 1993, lot 45.
    Starting bid : 15,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 25,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3024 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, black plate 1b, lettered IL, letterings re-cut and enlarged, a fine used example with large margins all round, neatly cancelled by black Maltese Cross Gi AS6c = £ 550/Gi 7 = £ 375.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3025 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, black plate 2, lettered JF-JI, a used strip of four with ample to large margins all round, repair between JF and JG, lightly cancelled by black Maltese Crosses, multiples from pl. 2 in red are much rarer than in black Gi AS18 = £ 1'600.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3026 Great Britain

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    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, from black plate 8, lettered RG, State 1 prior to repair, large margins all round, tied to 1841 entire letter from Lockerby to London by neat Maltese Cross in black. Reverse with framed 'Lockerby' despatch datestamp (April 28, 1841) and London arrivals in red (April 29). Exceptionally fine and most attractive entire. Cert. RPSL (1985) Gi AS52 = £ 750 off cover.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3027 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, black pl. 10, lettered CJ, used example with large margins all round, State 1, neatly cancelled by complete strike of the Maltese Cross in black. A lovely stamp Gi AS70 = £ 450.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3028 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, pl. 78, lettered RA-RD / SA-SD / TA-TD, the unused block of twelve, marginal from the lower left corner of the sheet showing Plate Number 78 and imprint 'PRICE 1d. Per Label. 1/- Per Row of 12. £1....Per Sheet, Place the L(abel)', with large even margins all round, vertically creased between third and fourth columns not affecting the delightful appearance, the central row with "Inverted S" variety on all four stamps. As this block was stored in the Chancery Lane Vaults during World War II, the gum on the left of the block is intact, on the right of the block missing due to water damage caused after a fire on the premises during the Blitz. A dramatic multiple and a stunning Line Engraved rarity Gi BS29+BS29h = £ 8'800+.rnProvenance: 'A Baronet's Collection' (Baron Anthony de Worms); Charles Nissen. Article in the British Philatelist, Vol. X, 1917-1918, illustrated on pages 12-13, showing RA-RL / TA-TL; Charles Nissen. Article in the British Philatelist, June 1928, illustrated on pages 28-29, showing RA-RL / TA-TL. The block split by Charles Nissen between 1928 and 1955 as RE-RL / TE-TL was in HC.V. Adams collection (Feb 1956, lot 299),  purchased by Reginald Phillips, the block now residing in the National Postal Museum in London; Collection N. F. Bostock, Robson Lowe, Bournemouth, 6 March 1963, lot 173. The block as offered above.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 8,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3029 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, pl. 131, lettered JL/KL, an unused vertical pair with just clear to wide margins all round, small closed scissor cut, marginal from right of sheet with FULL CIRCULAR FLORAL ORNAMENT and imprint '(t)he Address and towards the RIGHT HAN(D)' in sheet margin. Fresh colour, large part og. A rare and attractive multiple Gi BS32 = £ 1'200+.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, London, 23 Sept 1986, lot 289.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3030 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered JA, a used example with huge margins all round and sheet marginal at left with imprint '(to)wards the RIGHT HAN(D)' cancelled by '67' numeral obliterator of Beverley, Yorkshire in black. A choice example.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3031 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, pl. 75, lettered LK, a used example with good to large margins all round and showing portions of adjoining stamps at top and at right, small scissor nick in margin at base, showing the "Union Jack Re-entry" in the upper corner squares, lightly cancelled by "611" numeral obliterator of Pershore in black leaving the Re-entry at upper right completely clear. A fine example of a very rare and popular variety Gi BS 28c = £ 3'000/Gi 8d = £ 3'000.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, London, 24 Jan 1945, lot 272; Collection G.W.T.H. Fleming, Robson Lowe, Bournemouth, 12 Dec 1962, lot 305; Collection Woods, Harmers, 22 April 1986, lot 231.
    Starting bid : 800.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3032 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered KI and KJ, two single used examples with large margins all round, KI crossed by ironed crease, on Valentine 'Nations Shall Not Lift Up Sword Against Nation' printed envelope, State 2, addressed to Lewes, both stamps tied by '190' numeral obliterators of Chichester in black. Reverse, seal area missing, struck with double arc Chichester despatch cds in blue (Dec 23), London red transit and Lewes arrival cds in greenish blue (Dec 24). An extremely rare double rate usage - the sole example of a such a usage recorded in the Karl Louis Index.rnProvenance: Phillips, London, 16 Feb 1989, lot 466.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3033 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, Alphabet II, lettered EA, a magnificent unused example with huge margins all round and sheet marginal at left with part '(cem)ent.' imprint, lovely fresh colour, minor gum bend not affecting the appearance, large part og. A delightful stamp. Signed Pröschold BPP Gi = £ 600+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3034 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. deep red-brown on tinted paper, Alphabet II, pl. 171, lettered MH-MK / NH-NK, a used block of eight with close to large margins all round and portions of adjoining stamps at left, MK with guideline below K square, all cancelled by light strikes of "725" numeral obliterators of South Petherton. Fresh and most attractive multiple Gi B2 = £ 900+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3035 Great Britain

    1841 (March 13): 2 d. blue, pl. 4, lettered JH-JI, an unused horizontal pair, with good to large margins all round, each overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 1) in black. The pair of exceptional colour and large part, slightly browned og.  The Karl Louis Card Index records just 5 examples from Plate 4: this being the sole multiple. A great rarity Gi E1s = £ 18`000+.rnProvenance: Collection `G.L.`, Harmers, London, 10 June 1981, lot 206; Grosvenor, London, 29 April 1998, lot 937.rnrnNote: The five 2 d. plate 4 Specimens were JG-JI / KH-KI, formerly a block of five, split before1981. The adjoining stamp lettered JG was in the `Koh-I-Noor`collection (2003), the stamps below were KH (Marcus Samuel collection, 2003) and KI (sold by RL in 1982).
    Starting bid : 4,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3036 Great Britain

    1841 (March 13): 2 d. blue, pl. 3, lettered AL, an unused example from the upper right corner of the sheet with large margins all round and showing portion of adjoining stamp at left and partial italic imprint at top, fresh and very fine, superb large part og. A gem. Signed A. Diena Gi E11 = £ 6`250.rnProvenance: Collection `G.L.`, Harmers, 10 June 1981, lot 195;  Phillips, London, 29 March 1990, lot 544.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3037 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue on blued paper, pl. 3, lettered GB-GD / HB-HD, a used block of six with ample to large margins all round, diagonal corner crease on HB but with GD showing the "Double Letter" flaw and vertical guideline in the D square, neatly cancelled by Maltese Crosses in black. A scarce multiple Gi ES11+ES11h = £ 1`900+.rnProvenance: Collection J.B. Seymour, Sale 5, RL, London, 30 April 1952, ex lot 515; Phillips, London, 7 July 1988, lot 144.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3038 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue, pl. 3, lettered JK-JL, a used horizontal pair with large even margins all round, JL with the "J" flaw, tied to quadruple weight 1843 cover from Lewes to East Grinstead by neat strikes of the Maltese Cross in black. Contents with reference to a will being enclosed with the letter, reverse with Lewes despatch cds (Sept 2) and smudged East Grinstead arrival in black. File fold well away from the adhesives, a scarce cover Gi ES11+ES11i = £ 210 off cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3039 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue on blued paper, pl. 4, lettered EJ and GD-GF, a used example and a horizontal strip of three, all with large to huge margins, the strip showing portions of adjoining three stamps at base, tied to 1853 registered cover from Leeds to Kendal by "447" numeral obliterators. Reverse with Leeds despatch cds in blue (Oct 20), Manchester transit cds on front and faint Kendal double arc arrival cds in red on reverse. Ironed file fold and cleaned but an attractive cover Gi ES14 = £ 350+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3040 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1b, lettered SE, a used example with huge margins on all sides, cancelled neatly by Maltese Cross in magenta. Rare and particularly fine, a stunning stamp in all respects. Cert. RPSL (1986) Gi AS5/Gi A1vd = £ 3'000.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3041 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 5, lettered TH, a used example in a deep shade, clear to large margins, tied to small piece by fine complete strike of the Manchester 'Fishtail' Maltese Cross in black. Scarce and most appealing piece Gi A1ub = £ 1'400.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 6 Dec 2000, lot 84.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3042 Great Britain

    Norwich 1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered DH, a used example with good even margins all round on 1843 cover, side flaps removed, mailed from Norwich to Ipswich, tied by distinctive NORWICH Maltese Cross in black. Reverse with Norwich despatch cds (Sept 19) and Ipswich arrival (Sept 20) in black. File fold not detracting from the appearance, scarce Gi B1ts = £ 1`800.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3043 Great Britain

    Greenock 1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered MJ-MK, a fine used horizontal pair with large margins all round and showing portions of adjoining stamps at right and at left, tied to 1843 entire letter to Glasgow by two complete strikes of the distinctive GREENOCK Maltese Cross in black. Reverse with Greenock despatch (Nov 20) and Glasgow arrival in black. Slight file fold well away from the adhesives, a scarce double rate usage Gi B1th = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3044 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. deep full blue, Plate 1, lettered QI, a used example with large margins all round, negligible corner bend not affecting appearance, struck with superb London "No. 1" in Maltese Cross in black. Just four single examples, a block of six and two covers recorded in the Karl Louis Card Index. Rare and most attractive Gi DS1wa = £ 18'000.rnProvenance: Collection J.B. Seymour, Sale 5, RL, London, 30 April 1952, lot 457.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3045 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered SH, a used example with ample to large margins all round and showing portions of adjoining stamps at right and at left, used on 1843 cover from London to Aberdeen tied by bold strike of London "No. 2" in Maltese Cross in black. Struck with circular TOO LATE / G.P.O. in black on obverse and fancy framed TOO LATE on reverse alongside despatch datestamp (Nov 13) in red and Aberdeen arrival (Nov 15) struck in black. Superb and scarce Gi B1ub = £ 550.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3046 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue on blued paper, pl. 3, lettered MJ, a used example with good margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at top, neatly tied to 1843 cover from London to Basingstoke by fine strike of London "No. 6" in Maltese Cross in black. The stamp also shows the "J" flaw. Reverse with London despatch and obverse with double arc Basingstoke arrival (Sept 14) in black. Ink manuscript and closed tear to cover at lower right but scarce Gi ES11i / Gi E1vf = £ 2`250.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3047 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on lightly blued paper, lettered JJ, a used example with close to large margins all round, used on 1844 cover from London to Reigate Post Office tied by bold strike of London "No. 11" in Maltese Cross in black. Despatch datestamp on reverse (March 7) in black. File fold well away from adhesive, a scarce cover Gi B1uk = £ 1`100.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3048 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered ID, a used example with close to large margins all round, on 1849 entire letter from King`s Kettle to Leslie tied by fair strike of "195" Scottish numeral obliterator struck in blue. Reverse with `Kettle` framed despatch datestamp in red (April 13). File fold away from the adhesive, a scarce cover Gi B1xb = £ 750.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3049 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. deep full blue on blued paper, pl. 3, lettered QH, a used example with ample to large margins all round, tied to piece by bold strike of Scottish "331" numeral oblitereator of Turriff, Aberdeenshire in blue. Superb and very rare Gi E1wb = £ 1`000.rnNote: A piece with a pair, lettered TE-TF was in the `Victoria`and `Daisy` sales (1975 and 1996), one usage on cover is recorded bearing a pair lettered TK-TL (ex Seymour, sale 1, lot 735).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3050 Great Britain

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    1851/52: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered MF, a used example with large to just touched margins all round with portion of adjoining stamp at right, tied on arrival to 1853 cover by double arc HENLEY-IN-ARDEN datestamps in red (March 20) with further strike below. Reverse with "Shenley" undated circle in blue and two Birmingham datestamps (March 19) in black and in red. Slightest of bends in the adhesive mentioned for full accuracy but a charming cover and a unique usage. Cert. RPSL (1970) Gi 8o = £ 15`000/ Gi B1vd = unpriced on cover, £ 20`000 on piece.rnProvenance: Collection `Maximus`, Part 3, Stanley Gibbons, London, 1-2 Oct 1970, lot 69.rnNote: Listed in Rockoff & Jackson on page 537. The sole recorded 1841 1 d. red cover cancelled by a red town datestamp listed in the Karl Louis Card Index.
    Starting bid : 7,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 8,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3051 Great Britain

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    Experimental Separation Trials 1848: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, pl. 70, lettered PI-PJ, rouletted 12 by Henry Archer, an unused horizontal pair of fresh colour, separated by scissors at top (as are all the stamps recorded from the "P" row of Plate 70), clear horizontal roulettes at base and vertical roulettes also fine, an attractive multiple with minor gum loss on large part og. An extremely rare stamp in a multiple. Cert. BPA (1960) Gi CE1 = £ 50`000.rnNote: The first record of an "Archer" roulette was from a meeting of the Manchester Philatelic Society on 15 Jan 1892 "Archer roulette, formerly belonging to Sir Rowland Hill, which were shown by the President, Mr. Vernon Roberts.." (London Philatelist, 1892). rnProvenance: Collection H.P. Manus, Plumridges, London, 27 Oct 1932, lot 13; Robson Lowe, London, 8 Feb 1972, lot 132; Robson Lowe, London, 8-9 July 1975, lot 307a; Collection "Tes", Robson Lowe, London, 5 Oct 1995, lot 589.
    Starting bid : 7,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 12,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3052 Great Britain

    1854 (Feb 24): 1 d. red-brown, Die I, wmk. Small Crown, perf. 16, lettered TL, an unused example from the lower right corner of the sheet, showing Plate Number 191 and part imprint 'PRICE 1d. Per La(bel)'. Fresh colour and fine, large part og. A lovely stamp Gi C1 = £ 300.rnProvenance: Warwick & Warwick, 1 July 1992, lot 1312.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3053 Great Britain

    1854: 2 d. blue, pl. 4, wmk. Small Crown, perf. 16, lettered TB-TD, a used horizontal strip of three on petite 1854 envelope to Brussels, TB and TC showing the 'Worn Plate' prior to the repair, especially prominent on PENCE on TC, tied by London numeral obliterators with reverse showing transit and Brussels arrival (Sept 19). Attractive and scarce cover Gi F1h.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3054 Great Britain

    1890 (April): "Guildhall Proof" showing 1 d. value printed in black, Die II, without Corner letters, with reversed "2" at top, within frame on cream wove medium paper (55 x 70 mm.), printed for the May 1890 celebrations of 50 years of uniform inland Penny Postage. Superb and of great rarity Gi DP26 = £ 22'000.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3055 Great Britain

    1855: 1 red-brown on blued paper, Die II, Alphabet II, plate 2, wmk. Small Crown, lettered TA-TF, variety "Imperforate", the famous horizontal strip of six used on 1855 cover from Exeter to Melbourne, Victoria, with just touched to large margins all round cancelled by "285" numeral obliterators in black. The stamps in a fine rich shade, TC with vertical contemporary wrinkle, also tied by "1d." credit handstamp in red. Reverse with 'Fore Street' undated circle in blue, Exeter despatch cds (May 1), London cds in red and obverse with faint Melbourne arrival in red and manuscript docketing at left 'Answered October 1855'. A remarkable cover, illustrated in the Robson Lowe encyclopaedia on page 160 where described as "possibly the rarest piece of Line Engraved Great Britain". A wonderful cover of immense importance and rarity Gi 21a = unpriced / Gi C4j = unpriced.rnProvenance: Collection 'Derby', RL, London, 2 Feb 1995, lot 238.rnrnNote: This cover was found at the British Philatelic Exhibition in South Kensington in 1947 by Robson Lowe on Alcock's stand. A full report of the find, described in the British Philatelist, No. 8, Volume XXXVIII of October 1947 appears on pages 61 and 62. A copy of the article is enclosed with the lot.
    Starting bid : 7,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 14,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3056 Great Britain

    1855 (June): 1 d. red-brown on lightly blued paper, Die II, Alphabet III, plate 35, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, lettered FH-FJ / GH-GJ / HH-HJ, an unused block of nine of wonderful fresh colour, all overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 2) in black, superb large part or unmounted og. One sheet existed, split up circa 1950. A splendid and extremely rare multiple, the second largest multiple recorded in the Karl Louis Card Index Gi C8t = £ 4'500+.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3057 Great Britain

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    1855 (June): 1 d. brown-rose on lightly blued paper, Die II, Alphabet III, plate 24, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, lettered LG-LI / OG-OI, an unused block of twelve, in a lovely resonant shade, LG-LI showing tall 'L's', fresh and very fine appearance, large part og. A rare multiple. Cert. BPA (1987) Gi C8(4) = £ 5'000+.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 800.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3058 Great Britain

    1855 (Aug 18): 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, Die II, Alphabet III, plate 22, wmk. Large Crown, lettered AK-AL / BK-BL, variety "Imperforate", an unused ungummed block of four from the upper right corner of the sheet with Plate Number 22 and part imprint '(Ca)reful not to remove the Cement', large even margins all round, produced as an experiment using the Neales Steam Press in a deep resonant shade. Minor creasing on lower pair not affecting the appearance of a spectacular and extremely rare multiple. Signed Holcombe Gi C8h = £ 16'000+.
    Starting bid : 4,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3059 Great Britain

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    1855 (July 20): 2 d. blue, Die I, Alphabet II, pl. 5, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, lettered RC-RD / SC-SD, an unused block of four with a vertical pair lettered RE / SE, formerly from the same block of six, both of outstanding fresh colour, minor creases not affecting the fine appearance, large part og. Rare and particulary fine. Certs. BPA (1981) Gi F6 = £ 15'000 / Gi 35 = £ 17'000+.rnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons, London, 16 June 1977, lots 284 and 285.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3060 Great Britain

    1857 (Sept): 1 d. rose-red on white paper, Die II, Alphabet III, pl. 47, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, lettered LH-LJ / MH-MJ / NH-NJ, an unused block of nine of fresh colour, very fine, large part og. A scarce and most attractive multiple Gi C10(5) = £ 575+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3061 Great Britain

    1857 (April 19): 1 d. pale red, Die II, pl. 43, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, a pair, a strip of three and a strip of six, used on 1862 cover to Gamla Carleby, Finland via Belgium, all tied by "Hull / 383" sideways duplexes in black (Dec 13). Aachen transit in red on front, reverse with arrival in black. The 11½ d. rate overpaid by ½ d. as half-penny stamps had yet to be issued. File fold and small tape stain at base but an attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3062 Great Britain

    1857 (Sept): 1 d. rose-red, Die II, perf. 14, lettered JF, a used example on small cover from London to Worcester tied by fine strike of the Pearson Hill "Opera Glass" Trial cancellation (code B) in black (April 7, 1858) with offset strike from reverse above. Reverse with Worcester arrival cds (April 8). Superb and scarce: in use for ten days only.rnProvenance: Collection Ron Alcock, Phillips, London, 26 Nov 1992, lot 425.rn 
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3063 Great Britain

    1861: 1 d. rose-red, Die II, Alphabet IV, pl. 51, perf. 14, lettered FD-FE / GD-GE, letters engraved on the plate by hand instead of punched, an unused block of four, of good colour, horizontal gum cracks on large part or unmounted og. Rarer than plate 50, a scarce and attractive multiple Gi C12(3) = £ 1'500.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 24 Feb 2003, lot 733.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3064 Great Britain

    1858/79: 1 d. red, pl. 116, lettered AE, imperforate Imprimatur from the 'Cardiff Penny Plate', marginal from top of sheet with imprint 'Labels ABOVE the', large margins all round, fresh and fine, scarce Gi = £ 425.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, London, 22 April 1949, lot 142; Collection Gwatkin, Robson Lowe, London, 10 Feb 1960, lot 454.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3065 Great Britain

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    1858/79: 1 d. red, pl. 116, lettered AA, Imperforate 'Cardiff Penny', corner marginal from top left of sheet with imprint 'PRICE Per Lab(el)'', large margins all round, fresh and extremely fine - a great rarity as the issued stamp: this is not the Imprimatur (which was in the Beaumont collection) as it is on significantly thicker paper and bears large part original gum. Trace of crease in margin and small hole in upper margin well away from the design, neither detracting from the marvellous appearance, a superb example of this very rare error and probably the finest known. Cert. BPA (2001) Gi G1g = £ 10'000.rnProvenance: Collection H.C.V Adams, RL, Feb 1956, lot 406; Collection Ernest Dale, SG, London, 10-11 June 1969, lot 169; Harmers, London, 21 Nov 1984, lot 1246; Collection Howard O. Fraser, Spink, 7 Nov 2001, lot 457.rn 
    Starting bid : 3,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3066 Great Britain

    1858/79: 1 d. red, pl. 225, lettered FI, a fine used example from the scarce plate, lightly cancelled by part duplex in black Gi = £ 800.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3067 Great Britain

    1858/79: 1 d. red, pl. 225, lettered MG, a fine used example tied to 1880 cover to London by 'Brighton / 132' duplex (Feb 2) in black. Reverse with 'Preston St. / Brighton' cds and London arrival cds. A fresh and fine cover and very scarce Gi = £ 800 off cover.rnProvenance: Collection Gerald Wellburn, Robson Lowe, London, 14-15 Dec 1976, lot 342; Phillips, London, 23 May 1991, lot 235; Phillips, London, 16 Dec 1993, lot 386; Harmers, London, 20 Dec 1995, lot 628.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3068 Great Britain

    1867 (March-April): Paris Exhibition Proof for the 1 d., printed in black from Plate 103 on soft cream card paper, imperforate. A block of twenty (as described in SG specialised catalogue), lettered AA-AD / EA-ED, with large margins all round. BA with covered thin spot in the head otherwise fresh and very fine, an astonishing piece: the largest recorded multiple. Unique Gi DP38 = £ 60'000+.rnNote: For further information see Dr. H. Osborne 'Two Pence Blue' page 123, copy enclosed with the lot.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. H. Osborne; Harmers-Craveri auction 4 June 1996, lot 162.
    Starting bid : 15,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 15,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3069 Great Britain

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    1878/79: Plate Proofs for Fugitive Ink Trials conducted on the 1858/79 1 d. red, pl. 191, lettered RC-RD / SC-SD, an unused imperforate block of four printed in rose-red, with large margins all round, superb impressions of rich colour, diagonal crease that does not detract from the wonderful appearance, unused without gum. An exceptional multiple from these Trials, this block adjoining the pair RA-RB which 'Besançon' re-united after more than a century. A spectacular multiple of the greatest rarity. The Karl Louis Card Index only records three singles AD, BD and CD plus the pair RA-RB and this block of four in unused condition. A few more 1 d. from pl. 191, imperf. are recorded bearing trial concelllations or pen strokes. Cert. BPA (1996) Gi DP39 = £ 68'000.rnProvenance: Phillips, London, 12 Oct 1989, lot 208; Collection 'Tes', Spink, London, 5 Oct 1995, lot 172.
    Starting bid : 15,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3070 Great Britain

    1871 (April 24): 2 d. blue, pl. 14, lettered AC, an imperforate Imprimatur, close to large margins all round, marginal from top of sheet, with part imprint '12. £1...Per Sh(eet)', in a superb deep shade, fresh and very fine unused. Rare Gi = £ 7'500.rnProvenance: Phillips, London, 11 Nov 1993, ex lot 136.
    Starting bid : 800.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3071 Great Britain

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    1858/69: 2 d. blue, pl. 9, lettered CH, used example on Printed Matter Prices Current cover dated April 1862, the wrapper band missing but the fine adhesive tied solely by circular "PD" (Paid to Destination) in red, destination most probably Italy. A fine and unusual usage. Cert. RPSL (1974).rnProvenance: Phillips 27 April 1988, lot 81.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3072 Great Britain

    1870 (Oct): Bantam ½ d. rose, plate 12, lettered CQ-CR / DQ-DR, an unused block of four, fresh and fine, superb large part og., lower pair unmounted og. Gi = £ 480.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3073 Great Britain

    ½ d. rose, plate 5, lettered MG-MK / RG-RK, an unused block of thirty, of fresh colour and centering, large part or unmounted og. A most attractive multiple Gi = £ 3'300.rnPorvenance: Christies 12 March 1991, lot 334.
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3074 Great Britain

    ½ d. deep rose-red, plate 9, lettered SR/TR, a used vertical pair solely cancelled by neat circular datestamp (April 13, 1872) in black. Slight ink spot at upper right does not detract from an exceptional multiple and most unusual with just the cds cancellation on the rarest plate Gi = £ 1'700.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3075 Great Britain

    1870 (Oct): Bantam ½ d. deep rose-red, plate 9, lettered DS, a single example on 1872 Printed entire used locally within Hamilton, Scotland tied by 'Hamilton / 173' duplex in black (Jan 22). Whilst the usage of this stamp is rare enough on letter, the content is also superb, being a printed letter headed "LIVINGSTONE EXPEDITION, Hamilton 22 Jan 1872. Dear  Sir, I have much pleasure...in calling a meeting...to consider the propriety of contributing as a community to the fund required for carrying out the search for Dr. Livingstone, which has been instituted by the Royal Geographic Society..". Rare and superb letter in all respects.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3076 Great Britain

    1860: Prepared for use but not issued: 1½ d. rosy mauve on blued paper (Ivory Head), lettered AD, an imperforate Imprimatur, marginal from top of sheet with imprint '(S)heet. Place the' above. Removed small stain, fresh and very fine. Rare: only 38 stamps were taken from the Imprimatur sheet Gi = £ 11'000.rnProvenance: Collection Laycock, Robson Lowe, London, 18 March 1953, lot 308; Phillips, London, 26 Oct 1995, lot 256; Phillips, London, 7 Dec 1995, lot 224.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3077 Great Britain

    1860: Prepared for use but not issued: 1½ d. rosy mauve on blued paper, lettered JE, an unused example in a dull shade with less blueing than normal, overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 2) in black. Fresh and fine, part og. Rare Gi G5s = £ 2'200.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3078 Great Britain

    1870 (Oct 1): 1½ d. lake-red, plate 1, lettered GA-GB / LA-LB, an unused block of twelve, marginal from left of sheet with full FLORAL ORNAMENT and italic imprint 'the Labels ABOVE the Address and towards the RIGHT HAND SIDE of the Letter. In Wetting the Back be careful no(t)'. Fine fresh colour and superb large part or unmounted og. An exceptional multiple, the Karl Louis Card Index records just two unused multiples from Plate 1 with the full ornament Gi G6 = £ 10'500.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, London, 12 Dec 1989, lot 571.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3079 Great Britain

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    1871: Ormond Hill Die Proof for the 1½ d. value, printed in carmine-rose on thin hard yellowish white paper, imperforate without corner letters, fresh and very fine. Extremely rare and beautiful Proof. Cert. BPA (2010) Gi DP56b = £ 47'000.
    Starting bid : 12,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3080 Great Britain

    1847 (Sept): Embossed 1 s. pale green, an unused horizontal pair, marginal from top right of sheet, touched at base by small cut on left stamp and in margin between, with huge margins on three sides, of stunning fresh colour, applied to Postal Notice "To All Postmasters, &c., Who Obliterate Postage Stamps", issued from Francis Abbott at the GPO in Edinburgh in September, 1847, each overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 1) in oxidised red ink, applied above notice of "the Issue and Sale of One Shilling Postage Labels, two Specimen Stamps are enclosed...". File fold not detracting from the appearance of a rare and splendid Notice: just two examples from Edinburgh are recorded in the Karl Louis Card Index, this being the finer of the two known.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3081 Great Britain

    1847: Embossed 1 s. green, a used horizontal pair, clear to large margins all round and showing portions of two adjoining stamps at base, on 1855 cover from Glasgow to Valparaiso, Chile endorsed 'p. Parana', tied by 'Glasgow / 159' duplexes in black (Oct 21) paying the ½ ounce rate via Panama. Reverse with London transit cds in red (Nov 1). A charming pair on a most attractive cover to an unusual destination any South American destination from this period and franked with the embossed issue is very rare Gi = £ 1'900+.rnProvenance: Lange & Fialkowski, Nov 1954.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3082 Great Britain

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    1854: Embossed 10 d. brown, Die 4, an unused example good to large margins all round, of clear impression and vibrant deep colour, fresh and very fine, large part og. Signed Calves, E. Diena, WHC (William H. Colson). Cert. E. Diena (1991) Gi H2(1) = £ 13'000.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 21 Dec 1994, lot 2161.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3083 Great Britain

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    1853: Embossed 10 d. brown, Die 3, an unused corner marginal block of eight (4 x 2), the top two rows of the sheet, with clear to huge margins all round, clear embossing, small marginal thin to paper well away from the designs, unobtrusive central vertical crease in margins only, hinged at top to prevent thread splitting, of superb freshness and deep vibrant colour, one or two light age spots on large part og. with stamps unmounted og. The third largest multiple recorded, with just two known blocks of eight, this being the finer as the Maurice Burrus block from Die 4 is cut into at base. A fantastic multiple of great rarity for the connoisseur of classic philately. Cert. BPA (1989) Gi H2(2) = £ 180'000.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, London, 25 May 1995, lot 2063. Purchased by W.E. Lea.rnrnNote: The largest multiple is a block of sixteen from Die 2, ex collection Martello (1934), Burrus and Griffiths. The second largest recorded block in the Karl Louis Card Index was ex Ridout (1894) and was in a Harmers auction in 1934 and has not been seen since.There are four blocks of eight, the Lord Crawford block (Die 3) housed is in the Royal Collection, the 'Mayfair Find' (1925) block which was later cut into a block of four and two pairs, and the Maurice Burrus block which is cut into at base (ex collection Bill Gross, June 2007).rn                    
    Starting bid : 50,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 50,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3084 Great Britain

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    1854 (March 1): Embossed 6 d. dull lilac, an unused example of good colour, ample to large margins all round, minute scissor nick and ironed vertical crease not affecting the wonderfully fresh appearance, characteristic yellowish-green tinged superb og. A very rare stamp. Cert. BPA (2019) Gi H3(2) = £ 19'500.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3085 Great Britain

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    1854 (March 1): Embossed 6 d. purple, an unused example of deep rich colour, clear to large margins all round with portion of adjoining stamp at right, small extraneous spot on characteristic yellowish-green tinged original gum. A rare and fine stamp Cert. RPSL (1988) Gi H3(3) = £ 19'500.
    Starting bid : 3,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3086 Great Britain

    1855 (July 13): 4 d. deep carmine on blued highly glazed paper, wmk. Small Garter, an imperforate Imprimatur, marginal from top of sheet, good to large margins all round, fresh and very fine unused. Extremely rare, 24 stamps were removed from the Plate 1 Imprimatur sheet, and 22 from Plate 2 Gi J47 = £ 8'500.rnProvenance: Collection Heinz Reck, Phillips, London, 2 Nov 1994, lot 422.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3087 Great Britain

    1857 (Jan): 4 d. rose-carmine on white paper, wmk. Large Garter, a used example with variety "Watermark Inverted", of good strong colour, neatly cancelled by part duplex in black. Scarce Gi J51(1)d = £ 400.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3088 Great Britain

    1857 (Jan): 4 d. pale rose on white paper, wmk. Large Garter, a used block of four of fine delicate colour, neatly cancelled by "173" numeral obliterators of Chatham, Kent in black. A scarce and most appealing multiple Gi J51(2) = £ 775.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3089 Great Britain

    1856 (Oct 21): 6 d. deep lilac, wmk. Emblems, a used example on 1860 entire letter to Cartagena, Spain tied by 'Newcastle-On-Tyne / 545' duplex in black (Aug 20). Addressee not found on arrival and framed DEVUELTA / A SU / PROCEDENCIA in black struck on front. Manuscript 'Lista' on reverse and presumably collected. An unusual and attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3090 Great Britain

    1856 (Nov 1): 1 s. deep green, wmk. Emblems, an unused example of excellent vibrant colour, overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 4) in black. Fresh and very fine, minor wrinkle on large part og. A most attractive stamp Gi J100(1)s = £ 925.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3091 Great Britain

    1856 (Nov 1): 1 s. deep green, wmk. Emblems, an unused block of four, marginal from top of sheet with imprint POSTAGE at top, of rich resplendent colour, superb in all respects but for one slight tone spot in margin only on reverse, fresh and very fine, large part og., the stamps unmounted og. A magnificent multiple for the connoisseur of classic philately Gi J100(1) = £ 15'500.rnProvenance: Collection  G. E. Wellburn, Robson Lowe, London, 14-14 Dec 1976, lot 438 (as a block of six, 2 x 3); Robson Lowe, London, 12 March 1991, lot 396 (as a block of four).
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 10,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3092 Great Britain

    1856 (Nov 1): 1 s. green, wmk. Emblems, used examples (7) with single 4 d. rose-carmine on 1862 cover mailed from Abingdon to Capri, Bay of Naples, all tied by "3" numeral obliterators of Abingdon. Oval 'PD' in red on front and reverse with Abingdon cds, London cds (Jan 24), Genova cds (Jan 27), Napoli cds and Capri cds (Jan 31). One or two minor imperfections to be expected in such a multiple franking but rare and extraordinary: an 8 x 11 d. rate via French Packet.rnProvenance: Phillips, London, 29 March 1990, lot 95.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3093 Great Britain

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    1862 (Aug): 3 d. rose, with dots, Plate 3, lettered AK-AL, an unused horizontal pair, unofficially line perforated 14 all round, of fresh rich colour and large part og. Minor corner bend and trivial blunted perf., but an extremely rare and most appealing multiple. Cert. BPA (1985) Gi J27a = £ 28'000.rnProvenance: According to the "English Specialised Journal", May 1896, page 154, an unknown number of stamps, acquired by W.H. Peckitt  from a Somerset House official. The Karl Louis Card Index has records of letterings from the three top panes of 20; Harmers, London, 21 Nov 1984, lot 1334.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3094 Great Britain

    1863 (Oct 16): 4 d. pale red, Plate 4, with Hairlines, lettered DH, an unused example of good centering and colour, fresh and fine, large part og. Gi J53(2) = £ 2'100.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 14 June 2005, lot 603.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3095 Great Britain

    1864 (April 20): 6 d. lilac, Plate 4, wmk. Emblems, with Hairlines, lettered PK, an unused example of good colour with margin above showing imprint '2 Shillings / per Row of 4'. Fine appearance, large part og. A rare stamp Gi J72 = £ 3'000.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 12 Nov 2008, lot 146.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3096 Great Britain

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    1862 (Dec 1): 1 s. green, Plate 1 = Plate 2, wmk. Emblems, lettered KB, variety "on thicker paper", an unused example of good centering, minor age spots on perfs., large part og. Cert. RPSL (1963) Gi J101(2)g = £ 3'000+.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 29-30 April 1957, lot 99; Collection Dr. Douglas Latto, Phillips, London, 22 Oct 1994, lot 80.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3097 Great Britain

    1862 (Jan 15): 9 d. bistre, Plate 2, wmk. Emblems, lettered MI-ML / OI-OL, an unused block of twelve, marginal from lower right of sheet with full imprints in margin 'PRICE / Ninepence per Label / 3 Shillings per Row of 4 / 15 Shillings per Sheet of 20' of excellent fresh colour, perfs. on wing margin at left a tad ragged bit of no great significancee, otherwise fresh and extremely fine, large part or unmounted og. An outstanding and extremely rare multiple: a complete pane of twenty is housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, this block representing the largest multiple in private hands Gi J92(1) = £ 65'000 / Gi 86 = £ 69'600.rnProvenance: 'Mayfair Find', Harmers, London, 9 Nov 1925, lot 94; Baron Anthony de Worms, illustrated in the 'British Philatelist' (Aug 1938), by Charles Nissen; Collection Kennedy-Kisch, Harmers, London, 2 May 1966, lot 159; Collection Dr. Douglas Latto, Phillips, London, 22 Oct 1994, lot 68.
    Starting bid : 15,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 23,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3098 Great Britain

    Abnormal 1862: 1 s. green, Plate 2 = Plate 3, wmk. Emblems upright, with Hairlines, lettered EG-EH, an unused horizontal pair, variety "Imperforate", large margins all round from corner of sheet, corner crease in sheet margin only, of superb appearance, with fine fresh colour and large part og. Rare, Galland & Louis in 'Surface Printed Stamps' record just 8 examples, this being the unique multiple Gi J102a = £ 14'000.rnProvenance: Collection Michael Stephens, Harmer 25/26 Oct. 1937, lot 71; Collection Bailey, Harmer 24. Jan. 1955, lot 392; Collection Ernest Hunt, Stanley Gibbons 10 Nov. 1966, lot 155; Collection Dr. Douglas Latto, Phillips London 22 Oct 1994, lot 93.
    Starting bid : 4,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3099 Great Britain

    1865 (March 1): 3 d. rose, plate 4, wmk. Emblems, lettered LE, an unused example of good colour and perfs., fresh and fine, large part og. A very scarce stamp unused according to Karl Louis Card Index originating form the only recorded mint block of four of the 3 d. plate 4 with emblems watermark Gi J28 = £ 2'500.rnProvenance: Lange & Fialkowski Auction, Wiesbaden 1 Febr. 1985, lot 3021 (as a block of 4, KE-LF).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3100 Great Britain

    1865 (July 4): 4 d. dull vermilion, Plate 8, imperforate Plate Proof on thin un-watermarked, un-gummed paper, lettered NI, with large margins all round and of fine colour. Rare: the Karl Louis Card Index records a pane of 20 in private hands, another in the National Postal Museum (Vol. XXXI, page 45) and just 10 single examples Gi J55 = £ 2'200.rnProvenance: Collection Ernest Dale, SG, London, 10-11 June 1969, lot 270; Collection Dr. Douglas Latto, Phillips, London, Oct 1992, lot 103.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold
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