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The Besançon Collection (part II)
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  • Lot# : 3001 Great Britain

    1857 (March 6): Autographed Letter Sheet signed at foot by Rowland Hill, written on embossed Post Office notepaper to Pliny Miles (1818-1865) an American Postal reformer whose grand idea was a 1 cent rate over any distance in the USA, part of the letter with outstanding content on the Transatlantic Route - "When I receive your pamphlet on Ocean Steam Navigation I shall peruse with much interest your remarks on the existing high rates of postage between this country and America, but I cannot for a moment acknowledge that any blame attaches to this Office. We proposed some months since to reduce the rate, and the measure is now under the consideration of the United States Post Office. I remain, Yours truly, Rowland Hill". A rare and fascinating letter.rnRemark: An ideal addition to the "Congressional Mulready" for presentation to the United States Senate in conjunction with Daniel Webster's resolution dated 10 June 1840 relative to a reduction of the postage on letters
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    Lot# : 3002 Great Britain

    1855 (June): 1 d. brown-rose, Die II, Alphabet III, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, lettered JC, an off-centre example tied to 1856 envelope addressed to "Rowland Hill Esq., Sec. General Post Office, London" by experimental 'Perth / 280' duplex (Nov 3) in black. London arrival cds (Nov 4) in red on reverse of a most attractive and unusual cover.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 3003 Great Britain

    1840c. Perkins Bacon & Petch, Die Proof for a miniaturised version of the Charter of the Bank of England, an extraordinary masterpiece of the Perkins Bacon engraving process with engine-turned oval surround; headed "Charter of the Bank of England, Now know ye, that we being desirous to promote the publick good and benefit of our people which in these presents are chifly designed and intended as well as the profit and advantage of all such as have subscribed & contributed according to the said Act of Parliament and our said commission thereupon issued...", continuing for a further twenty odd lines. A wonderful example of printing, in such quality that even modern photocopiers and scanners cannot enlarge same, and most probably from a proposal for either Postage Stamps or Banknote production. 
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    Lot# : 3004 Great Britain

    Houses of Parliament 2 d. envelope 1840: "To be posted at the Houses of Parliament only / Post Paid.- Two-pence. Weight not to exceed 1 oz.", a fine used example of the 2 d. envelope on laid paper, wmk. Britannia in crowned oval, mailed and signed at lower left by 'C. P. Villiers' and addresssed to Richard Cobden in Manchester, struck by 'Crown / Paid' datestamp (Feb 6) in red. Tiny opening tear at base but of great rarity and historical interest, there being but 12 used covers / fronts of covers recorded in the Karl Louis Card Index, of which three are housed in institutional collections Gi = £ 45'000.rnrnNote: The sender, Charles Pelham Villiers (1802-1898), was MP for Wolverhampton and the longest serving MP in Great Britain's history (1835-1898). He was leader of the Anti-Corn Law League and it's most prominent supporter along with John Bright and Richard Cobden until the successful repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846. The addressee, Richard Cobden (1804-1865) was yet to become an MP, being elected in 1841, he too was a passionate advocate of both Free Trade and, in consequence, the Anti-Corn Law League.rnrnProvenance: Collection McGowan, Robson Lowe, London, 21 April 1948, lot 26.rn                        Collection Oswald Marsh, Harmers, London, 4 April 1990, lot 1023.                       rn                        Collection Trapnell, Cavendish, Derby, 9 Dec 1995, lot 1.rn                        Spink, London, 17 Dec 1997, lot 1357.
    Starting bid : 7,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 3005 Great Britain

    Mulready 1 d. envelope First Day of Issue 1840: Mulready 1 d. black envelope, stereo A164, a fine used example addressed to St. John's College, Oxford, cancelled by neat red Maltese Cross, the side flap opened for display and showing very fine upright Charing Cross datestamp "6.MY.6 / 1840" in red of the first day of issue. Listed in Jackson 'May Dates' on page 245. Minor wear along edges but a very rare and most appealing First Day usage Gi = £ 18'000.rnrnProvenance: Bedford or Hopkins collection, Robson Lowe, London, 15 Dec 1948, lot 77.rn                  Collection G. B. Horton, Robson Lowe, London, 18 May 1965, lot 104.rn                  Collection J. M. Jackson.
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 3006 Great Britain

    1840: Mulready 2 d. envelope, stereo a199, a used example from London to Hastings cancelled by superb London "No. 12" in Maltese Cross in black. Reverse, seal removed, with London despatch cds in black (Sept 18, 1843) and Hastings double arc cds of receipt (Sept 19) in black. Slightest of aging but a charming a very rare usage. Just two 2 d. Mulready's recorded in the Karl Louis Card Index with the "No. 12" in Cross, the other being ex Louis Grunin Gi = £ 12'000.rnrnProvenance: Phillips, London, 3 Nov 1988, lot 348.rn                   Collection Herald, Cavendish, Derby, 9 Sept 1994, lot 75.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3007 Great Britain

    1840: Mulready 2 d. blue envelope, stereo a196, a late usage addressed to J. W. Palmer at 281 Strand, struck with LONDON W.C. squared circle datestamp (March 11, 1886) in black and charged "2" to pay as originally unaccepted as believed to be a forgery of the 1840 envelope. Manuscript "Charged in error. The stamp and envelope being genuine. F.H., Postmaster, W.C. District". Reverse with 'London W.C. / S.M.P.' cds's in black (March 11). Fresh and fine, a very scarce and attractive usage.rnrnNote: Joseph William Palmer (1853-1931) was a stamp dealer from the 1870's onwards, and in the Strand from 1882. His offices were famous for the 'Chamber of Philatelic Horrors', an entire room being papered with forgeries.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Daisy', Robson Lowe, London, 8 Oct 1996, lot 68.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 3008 Great Britain

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    Mulready Caricatures 1840: Spooner's caricature envelope No. 1, 'Courting' caricature, used example mailed from Bridgenorth to Worcester bearing 1840 1 d. black, pl. VI, lettered HI, ample to large margins all round, tied by fine strike of the Maltese Cross in red. Double arc 'Bridgenorth' despatch cds in red at left (Oct 13) and reverse with large part 'Worcester' arrival cds (Oct 16) in black, minor bends of no importance, a charming usage. Unlisted by Jarvis, Bodily & Hahn in 'British Pictorial Envelopes'; where just three examples are recorded (4 are currently listed but the E. E. Yates listing is erroneous - Yates had no example of a used Spooner No. 1 with a 1 d. black - this cover would restore parity in the listing). Exceptionally attractive usage and very rare. Cert. BPA (2019).rnrnProvenance: Collection Herald, Cavendish, Derby, 9 Sept 1994, lot 161.rn                   Harmers, London, 15 May 1996, lot 126.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3009 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1b, lettered SG, a fine four margined example tied by red Maltese Cross to 1840 Nichol's "Montrose High Street" illustrated envelope, addressed to London with reverse showing all four illustrations on the flap panels (rare thus) and Laurencekirk despatch datestamp (Aug 18), Edinburgh transit and London arrival (Aug 19). File fold at top touches the adhesive which has a scuff at base but a spectacular and cover of great rarity. Cert. BPA (2019).
    Starting bid : 4,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3010 Great Britain

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    1840/41: Mulready 1 d. letter sheet, Stereo A10, unused and opened out, showing on top flap 1840 1 d. black, plate 6, lettered AA, 1840 2 d. blue, plate 2, lettered SD and 1841 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, plate 12, lettered LB, all three adhesives with four margins with 1841 1 d. with unobtrusive diagonal crease. A quite beautiful and extremely remarkable and unusual early collector's item. Cert. BPA (2019) Gi = £ 62'000+ as unused.
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    Lot# : 3011 Great Britain

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    Imprimatur 1840: 1 d. black, plate 5, lettered TG from the base of the Imprimatur sheet, ample to large margins all round and in a clear vibrant shade, from the second registration 'After Hardening' sheet from which only stamps AL, SC-SL and TA-TL were removed (22) from the Imprimatur sheet. A superb and extremely rare Imprimatur of great visual appeal. Cert. BPA (1986) Gi = £ 32'000.rnrnProvenance: Robson Lowe, London, 17 June 1986, lot 108. Described therein as ex Lord Crawford collection.rn                        rn 
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    Lot# : 3012 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. intense black, plate 1a, lettered JH, an unused example with good to large margins all round, early impression in a very deep shade, fresh and very fine with large part og. An exceptional example from the first plate. Cert. BPA (1985) Gi AS1 = £ 17'000.rnrnProvenance: Robson Lowe, London, 16 July 1985, lot 49.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3013 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. intense black, plate 6, lettered HI, State 1, an unused example with good to large margins all round, in a wonderfully deep true intense shade from the early impressions, showing the upper right corner square with weak sideline, fresh and extremely fine, superb large part og. A rarity in the most outstanding quality. Cert. BPA (1981) Gi AS40 = £ 18'000.rnrnProvenance: Robson Lowe, London, 19 Jan 1966, lot 620.rn                       Harmers, London, 31 Jan 1972, lot 96.rn                       Robson Lowe, London, 8-9 Sept 1971, lot 1157.rn                   
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 3014 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, plate 5, lettered DL/EL, an unused vertical pair, with ample to large margins all round and showing portion of adjoining stamp at lower left, in a deep matt shade, horizontal bend between the stamps,minor aging but of fresh appearance and fine, with large part slightly cracked og. An extremely rare multiple. Cert. BPA (2019) Gi AS25 = £ 55'000.rnProvenance: Phillips Auction, 8 May 1987 (for a block of four DK/EL)
    Starting bid : 6,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3015 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1b, lettered LB-LC-LD, a used horizontal strip of three with ample to large margins all round, LB with recut sidelines, fresh and very fine, lightly cancelled by Maltese Crosses in red. A most attractive strip. Cert. BPA (2019) Gi AS5+AS5h = £ 1'700+.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 3016 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 4, lettered GC-GF/HC-HF, a used vertical pair GC/HC rejoined to it's proper position alongside the block of six, margins clear at left and at top right, large on other sides, corner crease on GF otherwise in a remarkable state of preservation since being removed from the original piece post 1991, cancelled by somewhat over-inked Maltese Crosses struck in red Gi AS23 = £ 27'500+.rnrnProvenance: Robson Lowe, London, 17 Sept 1991, lot 61. As a pair and block of six on piece.rn                   Collection 'Tes', Robson Lowe, London, 5 Oct 1995, lot 611. As offered above.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3017 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 1a, lettered OA, a used example with huge margins all round and tiny portion of marginal imprint in margin at left, used on large part "May Date" cover, no side flaps, to Duke St., London, cancelled by red Maltese Cross. London "May 27, 1840" datestamp above. File folds well away from adhesive but a scarce early usage and a lovely stamp Gi AS2tj = £ 2'000.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
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    Lot# : 3018 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 8, lettered EG, a used example with large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at right, variety "Inverted Watermark" tied to 1840 entire letter by two strikes of the orange Liverpool Maltese Cross. Reverse with "Liverpool" double arc cds in same ink (Nov 3). Most of the Inverted Watermark varieties are found on Plates 1a and 1b as the printer, J. Graham, to whom Plate 1 was delivered for daily printing, was much more careless than his colleagues. Rare and fine entire Gi AS46d = £ 3'750 off cover.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3019 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 1b, lettered JC, a used example with large margins all round, on 1840 cover to Minchinhampton, tied by Maltese Cross in red. The fine stamp showing re-cut larger lettering especially noticeable on the "C" square. Reverse with double arc "Gloucester" despatch cds (Nov 22) in black. A fine and attractive usage Gi AS4c = £ 700+.
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    Lot# : 3020 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 2, lettered JH, a used example with large margins all round, on 1840 entire letter from the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse addressed to Robert Stevenson, Engineer for Northern Lighthouses in Edinburgh, cancelled by neat red Maltese Cross. "Stranraer" cds in red on reverse (Dec 4) and Edinburgh arrival of the following day adjacent. The entire emanates from the Robert Stevenson / Stephenson correspondence, the Chief Engineer for the Northern Lighthouses, he was both designer and builder of various lighthouses and inventor of the intermittent flashing light for lighthouses and Grandfather to the author Robert Louis Stephenson. Fine and scarce Gi AS15 = £ 700.
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    Lot# : 3021 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 2, lettered DK, a used example with large even margins all round, tied to 1840 cover to Dunfermline by red Maltese Cross. Reverse with Kirkcaldy despatch (July 23) in red. Ironed file fold through the adhesive but of attractive appearance Gi AS15 = £ 700.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
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    Lot# : 3022 Great Britain

    1840/41: 1 d. black, the complete set of the twelve plates used and the reds from black plates 1b, 2, 5, 8, 9, 10 and 11 used; all lettered IL, nearly all being four margin examples with the exception of 1 d. red pl. 5 and the 1 d. black pl. 10; all lightly cancelled by red or black Maltese Crosses. A few imperfections but of generally fine appearance, an exceptional and outstanding achievement Gi = £ 11'450.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3023 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1a, lettered HB, an unused example with ample to large margins all round, showing the re-entries made in the POSTAGE and ONE PENNY panels at top and at base, fresh and very fine with the characteristic greying at lower right, trivial vertical crease unapparent on face, unused with part og. A most attractive example from the first plate. Cert. BPA (2019) Gi AS2b = £ 17'000.rnrn 
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    Lot# : 3024 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. grey-black, plate 3, lettered AF-AG, a used horizontal pair, worn plate, good to large margins all round, neatly cancelled by red Maltese Crosses. Some dotted indentations on reverse possibly where applied over seal, fresh and very fine Gi AS21 = £ 1'700.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 3025 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. deep blue, Plate 1, lettered SC-SD / TC-TD, a used block of four with clear to good margins all round, of rich colour, lightly cancelled by four light strikes of the Maltese Cross in black. Cleaned and with minor thin spot and pressed bends but an extremely rare multiple of fine appearance Gi DS1 = £ 28'000.rnrnProvenance: RL, London, 12 Dec 1989, lot 244.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3026 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. deep blue, Plate 2, lettered IG, a used example with huge margins all round and portions of adjoining stamps at left and at right, tied to small piece by Maltese Cross in black leaving the profile clear. A very fine and most attractive stamp Gi DS7 = £ 1'300.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
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    Lot# : 3027 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 2, lettered NB-NC, a used horizontal pair with ample to huge margins all round, of fine fresh colour, NB with double letter 'N', neatly tied to small piece by light strikes of the Maltese Cross in black. An attractive pair Gi DS8+DS8d = £ 2'150.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 3028 Great Britain

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    1840: 2 d. blue, plate 1, lettered RJ, a used example in a rich shade, ample to large margins all round, tied to 1841 cover from Edinburgh to Carlisle by red Maltese Crosses, backstamped on despatch (Feb 4) in black. File folds well away from the fine adhesive. Cert. BPA (2019).
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 3029 Great Britain

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    1841 (Jan-Feb): 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, from black plate 8, lettered RE, a fine unused example with ample to large margins, of fresh colour and showing the State 2 re-entry. A late repair to the plate and found printed in red only. Plate VIII is exceptionally rare in unused condition as samples affixed to Postal Notices are not found from this plate, thus no unused remainders were found in the Dublin or Edinburgh Post Offices. Unobtrusive corner bend not affecting the fine appearance of a rare and seldom seen stamp. Cert RPSL (1989) Gi AS54 = unpriced / £ 12'000 for State 1. rnrnProvenance: Phillips, London, 7 Sept 1995, lot 297.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3030 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, black plate 10, lettered AF-AG and AH-AI, two horizontal pairs, all showing the 'O' flaw on 'ONE', in a pale shade and with ample to large margins all round, hinged together to form a strip, fresh and very fine, large part og. Gi AS69 = £ 14'000.
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    Lot# : 3031 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, black plate 1b, lettered SG, a used example with ample to large margins all round, neatly tied to 1841 entire letter from Edinburgh to Sir Neil Menzies, Castle Menzies, Dunkeld tied by neat black Maltese Cross. Reverse with despatch and arrival datestamps (July 8). A most attractive entire Gi AS6 = £ 650.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
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    Lot# : 3032 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. deep red-brown, pl. 128, lettered AL, Imprimatur, a fine corner marginal example with Plate Number 128 and part imprint '(rem)ove the Cement', showing a distinct dot in the L square, fresh and fine, with just 21 examples taken from the Plate Gi BS32 Imprimatur = £ 1'350.rnrnProvenance: RL, London, 30 May 1940, lot 57.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 3033 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, pl. 75, lettered LK, a used example with large even margins all round, showing the "Union Jack Re-entry" in the upper corner squares, lightly cancelled by numeral obliterator in black leaving the Re-entries clear. An exceptional example of a very rare and popular variety Gi BS 28c = £ 3'000/Gi 8d = £ 3'000.
    Starting bid : 800 CHF
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    Lot# : 3034 Great Britain

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    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, pl. 78, lettered SF, an unused example with large margins all round, showing the "Inverted S" variety, fresh bright colour and part og. A most attractive and scarce stamp. Cert. BPA (1983) Gi BS29h / Gi 8j = £ 600++.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 3035 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, pl. 90, lettered AA-AI / BA-BI / CA-CI, an unused block of 27 (9 x 3), corner marginal from top left of sheet with Plate Number 90 and imprint `PRICE 1d. Per Label. 1/- Per Row of 12. £1...Per Sheet. Place the Labels ABOVE the Address and towards the RIGHT HAND SIDE of the Letter. In Wettin(g)`, each stamp overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 1) in black. The block showing the characteristic re-cut frames on this Plate and blind "A`s" in the first row, of excellent vibrant colour, two vertical creases as to be expected and a few thins not affecting the dramatic appearance. Fresh and fine with large part or unmounted og. Illustrated in "Specimen Stamps & Postal Stationery of Great Britain" by Marcus Samuel and Alan Huggins on page 17. A spectacular and wonderful block Gi BS30s = £ 94`500.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 3 June 1999, lot 1370.rn 
    Starting bid : 12,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 3036 Great Britain

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    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, pl. 105, lettered BA, three good margins, imperceptibly grazed at upper left, used on "Ocean Penny Postage" printed envelope from Darlington to Bristol lightly cancelled by '233' obliterator in black. Reverse with Darlington despatch cds in blue (Sept 23) and Bristol arrival cds. A charming and scarce usage. Cert. BPA (2019).
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 3037 Great Britain

    1852: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, pl. 135, lettered IA-IE / JA-JE / KA-KE / LA-LE, an unused block of twenty with large even margins all round and adjoining stamps at right and at top, with full sheet margin at left showing the full CIRCULAR FLORAL ORNAMENT and part imprint 'the Labels ABOVE the Address and towards the RIGHT HAND SIDE of the Letter.' Of dramatic and wonderfully fresh appearance, the largest recorded unused multiple from this Plate - it should be noted that the sheets, being large, were normally split centrally to accomodate them at the Post Office counters, thus the Ornaments are extreme rarities, this block with an unobtrusive horizontal crease and large part og. A magnificent and stunning multiple for the connoisseur Gi B2 = £ 16'500+.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 3038 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, Alphabet II, pl. 156, lettered SK-SL / TK-TL, an unused corner marginal block of four with clear to large margins all round, showing Plate Number 156 and part imprint `careful not to remove the Cement`, the block with variety "Inverted Watermark", horizontal crease not affecting the lovely appearance, with fresh colour and fine, large part og. Exceedingly rare variety on a Plate Number multiple and most probably unique Gi B2c = unpriced / Gi 8Wi = £ 20`000.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 17 March 1947, lot 82.rn                       Collection Kenneth M. Beaumont, RL, 7-8 Dec 1965, lot 82.rn                       Collection Major-General Sir Leonard Atkinson, RL, London, 6 Nov 1990, lot 214.rn                       Phillips, London, 17 Feb 1994, lot 329a.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3039 Great Britain

    1841 (March 9): 2 d. deep red-brown on blued "Dickinson" silk thread paper, with white line added, without corner letters and top right corner covered with wax during printing to prevent any re-use, vertical silk thread, the Proof (position 8 on the sheet) with large margins all round and in a superb deep shade with large part original gum. This item illustrated in the Stanley Gibbons specialised catalogue on page 23. Immensely rare with two Proofs in the National Postal Museum in London and one sheet in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The remaining fourteen examples are represented by a block of four and just 10 single examples available to collectors Gi DP44 = £ 60`000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Durham (Ron Alcock), Phillips, London, 11 Nov 1993, lot 108.rn                   Collection Robert Cooley, Shreves, 23 Sept 1995, lot 339.rn                   Grosvenor, London, 29 April 1998, lot 920.
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3040 Great Britain

    1841 (March 13): 2 d. blue on blued paper, pl. 3, lettered DJ, an unused example with large even margins all round and showing the "J" flaw, overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 1) in black, fresh and fine, part og. Rare and most appealing stamp Gi E1s = £ 9`000.rnProvenance: Collection Lockwood, RL, 15 Feb 1966, lot 227.rn                        Harmers, London, 29 June 1970, lot 388.rn                       Cavendish, Derby, 22 Oct 1994, lot 408.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
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    Lot# : 3041 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue, pl. 3, lettered HC-HF, a used horizontal strip of four, good even margins all round, HC with ironed vertical crease not affecting the appearance, all neatly cancelled by Scottish Maltese Crosses in black. A charming multiple Gi ES14 = £ 340+.
    Starting bid : 80 CHF
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    Lot# : 3042 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue, pl. 3, lettered JI-JL, a used horizontal strip of four, first stamp imperceptibly touched, three stamps with large margins all round and part sheet margin at right with imprint `the Address and to(wards)`, stamps JI and JL showing the "J" flaw and JJ showing both the "J" flaw and double letter, used on 1850 eight times rate cover from Middleham to London, the contents refer to enclosures, tied by "962" numeral obliterators in black. Middleham despatch cds in blue on reverse (Feb 8) and London arrival (Feb 9) in red. A charming and rare usage Gi E11+ES11h+ES11i = £ 420+ off cover.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 3043 Great Britain

    1841 (March 13): 2 d. blue, pl. 4, lettered SA-SB, an unused horizontal pair with ample to large margins all round and sheet marginal at left, of vibrant fresh colour, slight soiling on large part og. with pencil manuscript `guaranteed Plate 4`. A rare and most attractive pair Gi ES14 = £ 18`000.rnProvenance: Collection Kennedy-Kisch, Harmers, London, 2 May 1966, lot 83.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 3044 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue, pl. 4, lettered CE and TH, used examples (2), CE in a pale shade with enormous margins all round with portions of adjoining stamps at top and at base, showing the Re-entry on TWO PENCE at base, TH with four margins, lightly cancelled leaving the fresh Re-entry on TWO PENCE clear. A scarce pairing Gi ES13b+ES14c = £ 450.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 3045 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue on blued paper, pl. 4, lettered AA, a used example with large to huge margins from upper left corner of the sheet, showing portions of adjoining stamps at base and at right, the stamp with additional dot of colour on the lower right A square, tied to 1853 cover from London to Kendal by light numeral obliterator. Kendal double arc arrival cds in red (April 17) on reverse. A fine cover Gi ES14 = £ 350.
    Starting bid : 80 CHF
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    Lot# : 3046 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue, pl. 4, lettered HI-HJ, a used horizontal pair with large margins on three sides and portion of adjoining stamp at top, touched at right. HI showing prominent vertical line at top left corner clearly, tied to 1854 quadruple weight refolded cover from Auckland Castle to London by single strike of "80" numeral obliterator of Bishop`s Auckland in black (contrary to regulations). London arrival on reverse (May 10) in red Gi ES14 = £ 350+.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 3047 Great Britain

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    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 1, lettered DC, a used example with good to large margins all round, cancelled by a virtually complete strike of the distinctive "Greenock" Maltese Cross in black. Exceptional strike and the finest 1840 2 d. with Greenock Cross recorded. Cert. RPSL (1990) Gi DS5va = £ 2'500.rnrnProvenance: Phillips, London, 16 Nov 1989, lot 154.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 3048 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red, plate 35, lettered DJ, a used example with good even margins all round, neatly cancelled fine strike of the distinctive "Channel Islands Maltese Cross" in black. Trace of thin at top and minor corner bend at base but a most attractive example of this great rarity. Cert. BPA (2019) Gi B1tc = £ 10'000.
    Starting bid : 800 CHF
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    Lot# : 3049 Great Britain

    Dublin 1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, pl. 31, lettered RE, a used example with large margins all round and showing portions of adjoining stamps at top and at base, tied to 1843 entire letter by fine strikes of the distinctive DUBLIN Maltese Cross in black, leaving the re-cut letter "R" clear. Reverse with Dublin datestamp (May 13) in red. Scarce and fine entire Gi BS20b+B1tf = £ 300.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 3050 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 6, lettered RI, a used example with large margins all round and portions of adjoining stamps at left and at top, tied to 1840 cover from Newton Stewart to Edinburgh by Maltese Cross struck in "magenta / dull reddish purple" ink. Reverse with framed "Newton Stewart" despatch handstamp (Dec 16) in the same ink as the Cross and Edinburgh arrival in orange-red. This cover mentioned in Alcock & Holland on page 31 and listed in Rockoff & Jackson on page 442. Seal missing on reverse and two file folds well away from the adhesive but of great rarity. Cert. BPA (1989) Gi A1vd = £ 15'000.
    Starting bid : 4,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3051 Great Britain

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    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered GC, a used example with large margins all round, tied to 1842 cover from Preston to Stourbridge Ironworks, by smudged Maltese Cross struck in blue. Reverse with PRESTON double arc cds in blue and obverse with 'Stourbridge' arrival cds (March 22) in black. Rockoff & Jackson unrecorded but they list two examples from the same correspondence dated April and November 1842, for further information see pages 228-230. A rare cover Gi BS1sc = £ 1'700.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 3052 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, plate 4, lettered EL, a used example with large even margins all round and showing the extended sideline at lower left clearly, cancelled by superb strike of London "No. 11" in Maltese Cross in black. Slightest of thin spots at left, an outstanding example, with just three "No. 11's" in Cross recorded on the 1 d. black in the Karl Louis Card Index. A rarity. Cert. BPA (2019) Gi AS1wk = £ 18'000/Gi 2h = £ 20'000.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, London, 23 May 1962, lot 174.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3053 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered ID, a used example with large margins all round and showing portion of adjoining stamp at left, used on 1843 cover from London to Kendal tied by bold strike of London "No. 1" in Maltese Cross in black. Despatch datestamp on reverse (July 5) in black and Kendal arrival (July 6) struck in blue. Superb and scarce Gi B1ua = £ 550.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
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    Lot# : 3054 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue on blued paper, pl. 3, lettered GB-GD, a used horizontal strip of three with clear to large margins all round, the strip crossed by ironed file fold, neatly tied to 1843 cover from London to Dublin by strikes of London "No. 1" in Maltese Cross in black. Reverse with London despatch cds and Dublin arrival (Nov 21) in red. The cover refolded but scarce and attractive Gi E1va = £ 2`250.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 3055 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue, pl. 3, lettered BC/CC, a used vertical pair with good to large margins all round, cancelled by London "No. 2" in Maltese Cross in black, especially fine on the upper stamp. Scarce Gi E1vb = £ 700+.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 3056 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue on blued paper, pl. 3, lettered LF, a used example with good margins all round, neatly tied to 1843 cover from London to Preston (Horrocks Miller correspondence) by very fine strike of London "No. 2" in Maltese Cross in black. The stamp shows the diagonal smear in NW square. Reverse with London despatch cds (April 21) and double arc Preston arrival in dull blue. Small closed tear to cover at base not affecting the fine appearance of a scarce cover Gi E1vb = £ 2`250.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
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    Lot# : 3057 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on lightly blued paper, lettered HE, a used example with ample to large margins all round and showing portion of adjoining stamp at left, used on 1843 entire letter from London to Colchester tied by bold strike of London "No. 6" in Maltese Cross in black. Despatch datestamp on reverse (Oct 7) and Colchester arrival (Oct 8) struck in black. Superb and scarce Gi B1uf = £ 450.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 3058 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. grey-black, plate 2, lettered EB, a used example with good to large margins all round, from the worn plate, cancelled by BURFORD double arc cds in black '1841 / JU 11' contrary to regulations, also tied by red Maltese Cross probably in Oxford in transit. Exceptional and extremely rare: the sole example recorded from this village, fifteen miles west of Oxford Gi AS15.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Minimus', Robson Lowe, 8-10 July 1980, lot 788.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
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    Lot# : 3059 Great Britain

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    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 2, lettered RG-RH, a used horizontal pair with large margins all round and showing portions of adjoining stamps at top and at left, used on quadruple weight 1842 cover to Blandford, tied by DORCHESTER double arc datestamps (June 23, 1842) in black. The fine pair of fresh colour with RH showing the constant variety with coloured "√" in NW corner unobscured by the rare cancellation, the letter mentioning enclosures. Reverse with Blandford arrival datestamp in black. Just one other 1840 2 d. blue pair on cover cancelled by Wessex town datestamps is recorded in the Karl Louis Card Index (lettered NH-NI) which is heavily repaired. An extraordinarily rare and attractive cover, an Exhibition item of the highest calibre for the connoisseur of classic Great Britain. Cert. RPSL (1970) Gi DS8xb+DS8xbe = £ 28'000+.rnProvenance: RL, London, 24-25 Sept 1969, lot 1484.rn                      Christie's, 14 Sept 1994, lot 2307.
    Starting bid : 6,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3060 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered KH, a used example with large margins all round but with closed contemporary tear at right, tied to 1842 entire letter written from Dartington Parsonage near Totness to Ashburton, by Wessex double arc TOTNESS circular datestamp in black. Reverse with Ashburton double arc arrival cds in black (Oct 24). The cover accompanied by matching May 1843 entire letter to Ashburton prepaid 1 d. and struck with TOTNESS cds in black. The entire listed in Rockoff & Jackson on page 550. A rare and delightful pairing Gi B1va = £ 3'000.rnrnProvenance: Phillips, London, 8 Feb 1990, lot 453.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3061 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, pl. 21, lettered DJ, used example with good to large margins all round, tied to 1842 entire letter to London by superb strike of Wessex type double arc DORCHESTER datestamp in black (April 1). Reverse with London arrival cds in red (April 2). Listed in Rockoff & Jackson on page 528. Slightest closed tear in entire at top mentioned for full accuracy, a fine and rare entire Gi B1va = £ 3`000.rnrnProvenance: Collection J.B. Seymour, Sale 3, RL, London, 7 Nov 1951, lot 410.rn                        RL, London, 9 Feb 1982, lot 947.rn                        RL, London, 13 June 1989, lot 212.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3062 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 5, lettered QD, a used example with large margins all round, boldly cancelled by upright 1844 type London numeral "2" in black. Exceptional and of great scarcity Gi 2k = £ 1'800/Gi A1za = £ 1'800.rnrnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons, London, 25-26 June 1998, lot 464.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
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    Lot# : 3063 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered TD, a used example with good to large margins all round, on 1850 envelope with complete contents from Tenby to Leicester tied by fine strike of "784" numeral obliterator struck in blue. Reverse with double arc TENBY cds in blue (Oct 13) with London transit in red and Leicester cds adjacent (Oct 14) in blue. A fine and scarce cover Gi B1xb = £ 750.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 3064 Great Britain

    Crimean War 1841/55: The selection of 6 items with 1841 imperf. 1 d. pair lightly but clearly cancelled by "Crown & Stars" obliterator, 1 d. red Die I, perf. 16 in a vertical strip of three with two good strikes, 1 d. red Die II, perf. 14 with a clear strike; 1 d. red, Die I perf. 14 in a horizontal pair with "O*O" obliterator, 1 d. red, Die II, perf. 14 in a vertical strip of three and a superb 2 d. pl. 4, perf. 16 with a bold strike. A few minor imperfections but a particularly scarce and attractive group Gi = £ 1'750+.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 3065 Great Britain

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    1841 (April): Unissued 1 d. deep red-brown, 'Dickinson' Trial printing on Silk Thread paper, black plate 11, lettered LD, without watermark, an unused example of brilliant colour with vertical silk thread, fresh and very fine unused. Just one part sheet of the eight printed has ever been located, all are without gum, the letterings recorded between A and Q rows only. This sheet was found in 1881 in the estate of Rowland Hill and was exhibited in London in 1881 (ref. Kohl handbook, written by J.B. Seymour). The sheet was cut up before January 1892 as a pair was shown at a Manchester Philatelic Society meeting as a 'novelty'. Rare and extremely fine stamp. Cert. RPSL (1983) Gi DP22 = £ 7'500/Gi 16 = £ 7'750.rnrnProvenance: Collection Louis Oram Trivett, Plumridges, 6-7 Nov 1924, lot 199.rn                       Harmer Rooke, London, 19-20 Feb 1959, lot 68.rn                       Phillips, London, 2 Feb 1984, lot 142.rn                       Collection Hassan Shaida, Harmers SA, Lugano, 29 April 1992, lot 217.rn                       RL, London, 14 Dec 1993, lot 1219.rn               
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3066 Great Britain

    1855 (Feb 22): 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, Die I, Alphabet II, wmk. Small Crown, perf. 14, plate 197 lettered IH-II, an unused horizontal pair of rich colour, fresh and very fine, superb large part og. A scarce and attractive multiple according to Stanley Gibbons Spec. Cat. valuation the second rarest of all C2 plates and according to the K. Louis card index the only mint multiple recorded Gi C2 = £ 2'000.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 3067 Great Britain

    Crimean War 1855: 1 d. red-brown on blued, Die I, wmk. Small Crown, perf. 16, a used single and pair on cover endorsed 'Stamped' to a Charles Dance in London, tied by scarce "Crown Between Stars" obliterator in black. Reverse with POST OFFICE / BRITISH ARMY cds of despatch (Jan 22) in blue and London arrival cds. Typical soiling as normal with this Campaign, a scarce cover Gi Z2 = unpriced.rnrnProvenance: Collection Alan Brown, Cavendish, Derby, 6 Dec 1996, ex lot 737.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 3068 Great Britain

    1871 (February): Die Proof for the 1 d. value, Retouched Die II, printed in black on thin hard white wove paper, with reversed "NEW" at top and "3" below the design, the thin paper with some lines from the Plate at left (this is not creasing, see the illustration in the SG Specialised catalogue on page 22) and the corners of the Proof with adhesive washed from where the Proof had been, presumably, placed on card, otherwise fresh and fine. A most appealing Proof of considerable rarity, previously unrecorded in the Karl Louis Card Index Gi = £ 42'000.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3069 Great Britain

    1871 (Feb): Ormond Hill Die Proof for 2 d. value without corner letters in deep blue on thick card (46 x 48 mm.) of beautiful rich colour and execution, fresh and very fine. Exceedingly rare with just six examples recorded. Exceptional Gi = £ 42'000.rnProvenance: O'Connor, Phillips, 10 Sept. 1998, lot 137
    Starting bid : 7,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 3070 Great Britain

    1871 (Feb): Ormond Hill Die Proof for the 2 d. value, Die II retouched, without corner letters, engraved on thin hard yellowish wove paper in a delicate deep lilac-rose shade (27 x 32 mm.), fresh and very fine, the impression being just slightly less firm than in DP46a (it is not often a describer has both these Proofs on his desk at the same time for comparison), but a superb Die Proof of great rarity Gi = £ 47'000.
    Starting bid : 7,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 3071 Great Britain

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    1855 (Feb 22): 1 d. red-brown, Die II, Alphabet II, pl. 13, wmk. Small Crown, perf. 16, lettered LD-LG / MD-MG, an unused block of eight of fine colour, small age spot on LE not detracting greatly from the fine appearance, a few perforations reinforced for protection, large part og. A very scarce multiple: only three unused blocks recorded from this Plate, this being the largest recorded in the Karl Louis Index. Cert. Louis (2002) Gi C4 = £ 7'000.rnProvenance: Christies, Manson & Wood, "Red Cross & St. John Fund" Auction, 17-18 Oct 1944, lot 437.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3072 Great Britain

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    1855 (August): 1 d. red-brown on very blued paper, Die II, Alphabet III, wmk. Small Crown, perf. 14, lettered KC, a used example showing the "Gothic K", lightly cancelled by London numeral obliterator in black. An abnormal issue, a few sheets only were produced on the remaining Small Crown paper from the first plates of Alphabet III (22-27). Two slightly nibbed perforations at base mentioned for accuracy only, a fine example of a very scarce stamp. Cert. BPA (1969) Gi C7h = £ 1'100.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 3073 Great Britain

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    1855 (Aug 18): 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, Die II, Alphabet III, plate 22, wmk. Large Crown, lettered KH-KI, variety "Imperforate", an unused ungummed horizontal pair, large even margins all round, produced as an experiment using the Neal's Steam Press in a deep resonant shade. Minor bend not affecting the appearance of a fine and extremely rare multiple. Cert. RPSL (1985) Gi C8h = £ 8'000+.rnrnRemark: The pair KH-KI adjoins the block of four KF/LG in the National Postal Museum in London.rnrnProvenance:Harmers 29 April 1957, lot 54 (in the original sheet)rnHarmers, London, 20 Dec 1995, lot 625
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3074 Great Britain

    1857 (March): 1 d. orange-brown on lightly blued paper, Die II, Alphabet III, plate 32, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, lettered IA-IF / JA-JF, an unused block of twelve, in a vibrant bright shade, two stamps with minor age spots, fresh and very fine appearance, large part or unmounted og. A very scarce and attractive multiple Gi C8(7) = £ 6'000+.rnrnNote: This block adjoins the block of twelve lettered IG-IL / JG-JL in the Folkard collection (Phillips, 26 Nov 1998, lot 353).rnrn 
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
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    Lot# : 3075 Great Britain

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    1855 (July 20): 2 d. blue, Plate 5, wmk. Crown, perf. 14, lettered RF-RG, an unused horizontal pair of rich colour, RG with tiny thin spot below NW corner square, fresh and fine appearance, large part og. A rare and attractive multiple. Cert. BPA (2019) Gi = £ 5'700+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Barer, RL, London, Jan 1954, lot 256.
    Starting bid : 850 CHF
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    Lot# : 3076 Great Britain

    1856 (Nov): 1 d. red-brown, Die II, perf. 14, lettered DG, a used example on small piece tied by fine strike of the Pearson Hill "Opera Glass" Trial cancellation (code B) in black (April 1, 1858) with offset strike from reverse above. Scarce: in use for ten days only.rnrnProvenance: RL, London, 12 Feb 1947, lot 276.rn                       Collection Stranack, RL, London, 17 March 1955, lot 626.                rn                       RL, London, 24-25 Sept 1969, lot 1492.rn                  
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 3077 Great Britain

    1857 (Sept): 1 d. rose-red on white paper, Die II, Alphabet III, pl. 44, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, lettered LA-LD / MA-MD / NA-ND, an unused block of twelve, marginal from left of sheet with imprint 'Row of 12. £1 Per Sheet. Place the Labels ABOVE', variety "Watermark Inverted", fresh and very fine colour, large part og. A very rare and most appealing multiple Gi C10(5)e = £ 1'920.rnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons, 8/9 March 1973, lot 235.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 3078 Great Britain

    1854/57: 'Stars' group with 1 d. red, pl. 37 lettered GE unused, 1 d. red on very blued paper, lettered BF, used with "Watermark Inverted" variety, 1854 2 d. blue, pl. 4, perf. 16 lettered HK (re-entry) used, 2 d. blue pl. 5 lettered BI used, 2 d. blue pl. 6, perf. 14 lettered JH (re-entry) used, QE on piece (re-entry) and JH re-entry, 1858 2 d. blue, pl. 6 in a vertical pair lettered GI/HI; generally fine to very fine, a scarce selected group Gi = £ 1'250+.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 3079 Great Britain

    1858/79: 1 d. red, pl. 123, lettered AK, imperforate Imprimatur, marginal from top of sheet with imprint '(C)areful not to rem(ove)', clear margins all round, fresh and fine, scarce Gi = £ 425.rnNote: The adjoining Imprimatur, lettered AL, is housed in the National Postal Museum.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 3080 Great Britain

    1858/79: 1 d. red, pl. 215, lettered AA, imperforate Imprimatur, corner marginal from top left of sheet with Plate Number 215 and imprint 'PRICE 1d. Per Lab(el)', clear to large margins all round, fresh and fine, scarce Gi = £ 425.rnNote: The upper right corner stamp, AL, is housed in the National Postal Museum.rnProvenance: RL, London, 18 Feb 1959, lot 306.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 3081 Great Britain

    1858/79: 1 d. red, pl. 83, lettered RC-RE / SC-SE / TC-TE, an unused block of nine from this scarce plate, well centred and of rich colour, fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og. Gi = £ 1'395.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 3082 Great Britain

    1858/79: 1 d. red, pl. 88, lettered AI-AL / BI-BL, an unused block of eight, fresh and fine, typical cracking of large part or unmounted og. Note missing perforation pin variety on AK and BK. A scarce plate Gi = £ 1'040.rn 
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 3083 Great Britain

    1858/79: 1 d. red, plates 71-225 inclusive, less of course, plate 77, the fresh unused set of 167 stamps with the rare plate 225 (Gi = £ 3'200) being fresh and fine, also an additional unused block of four from plate 138. A delightful and nowadays very rarely encountered complete set Gi = £ 15'000+.rnProvenance: for pl. 225, KB: 'Continental Philatelist' Collection, Stanley Gibbons, 16/17 Nov. 1972, lot 429 (in a block of four JB/KC)rnHarmers, London, 28 May 2003, lot 682 (cpl. set).
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3084 Great Britain

    1864/79: 1 d. red, pl. 225, lettered CC, a superb used example cancelled by large part 'Loanhead' (Midlothian) cds (Feb 14, 1880) in black. A rare stamp so fine Gi = £ 800.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 3085 Great Britain

    1858/79: 1 d. red, pl. 156, used example on part Printed Matter entire to the Great Western Railway at Paddington, tied by bold strike of the "Oxford / 613" duplex error for "603". Refoldable edge fault at left but attractive and scarce.
    Starting bid : 75 CHF
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    Lot# : 3086 Great Britain

    1858 (June 11): 2 d. blue, pl. 7, lettered AC, an imperforate Imprimatur, good to large margins all round, marginal from top of sheet, with part imprint 'of 12. £1...Per S(heet)', in a superb deep shade, fresh and very fine unused. Rare Gi = £ 7'500.rnProvenance: 'Durham' Collection, Phillips, London, 11 Nov 1993, ex lot 136.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 3087 Great Britain

    1869 (March 31): 2 d. blue, pl. 12, lettered TI, an imperforate Imprimatur, good to large margins all round, 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 : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 3088 Great Britain

    1858/69: 2 d. blue, pl. 9, lettered AE-AJ / EE-EJ, an unused block of thirty with some evidence of retouching on TWO PENCE on AH, the reverse showing Ivory Heads, age spots reduced and cleaned to protect the multiple, large part og. A splendid and extremely rare large block of spectacular appearance Gi = £ 10'500+.rnProvenance: Riesco Collection, Harmer, 12 Oct. 1962, lot 354.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3089 Great Britain

    1870 (May): Colour Trials for the Bantam ½ d. value, with Perkins Bacon using two imperforate blocks of six (2 x 3) of the New South Wales Diadem issue, all twelve examples with waxed lower left corners to prevent re-use, the first block printed in rose-lake (marked above in pencil, B II), the second in orange-vermilion (B III), each adhered to paper. Perkns Bacon were requested to produce the ½ d. adhesive in a shade of green, however making a fugitive ink in this colour proved impossible. Two or three small spots on the blocks but charming and of great scarcity.rnProvenance: Collection 'Durham', Philipps, London, 11 Nov 1993, lot 142.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3090 Great Britain

    1870 (Oct): Bantam ½ d. deep rose-red, plate 9, lettered BJ-BL / DJ-DL, an unused block of nine in a vibrant bright shade, fresh and very fine, minor corner bend on one stamp not affecting the appearance, superb large part og. with most stamps unmounted og. A fantastic block of great rarity and the largest mint block from plate 9 in private hands Gi = £ 54'000.rnProvenance: R. Lowe, 30 May 1940, (as an irregular block of 13); H.F. 'Johnny' Johnson, SG, London, 14 March 1990.
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 3091 Great Britain

    1870 (Oct): Bantam ½ d. deep rose-red, plate 19, lettered IA-IB / JA-JB, an unused block of four, fresh and fine, corner gum bend on superb large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. A scarce plate Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 3092 Great Britain

    1870 (Oct): Bantam ½ d. rose, single usages on covers (3), with Plates 6 and 8 each on 1871 covers used in Glasgow and tied by circular datestamps, and 1874 cover to London bearing ½ d. pl. 6 tied by Norwich duplex with framed CONTRARY TO REGULATIONS / S.W. in black and circular 'More To Pay' and '1d.' charge mark.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 3093 Great Britain

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    1870 (Oct): Bantam ½ d. rose-red, plate 1, lettered TU-TV, an unused horizontal pair on watermarked paper, variety "Imperforate", good to large margins all round, fresh and very fine in a soft rosy shade, large part og. Rare and most attractive. Cert BPA (1977) Gi G4h = £ 9'000.rnProvenance: Collection Arthur Hind, Harmers, 31 March 1934, lot 44.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 3094 Great Britain

    1870 (Oct 1): 1½ d. rose-red, plate 3, lettered LH, an unused example overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 10) in black, fresh and fine, large part og. Rare, stated by Marcus Samuel to be the sole recorded example, this is confirmed by the Karl Louis Card Index Gi G6u = £ 300+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Marcus Samuel, Spink, London, 3 Dec 2003, lot 1041.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 3095 Great Britain

    1870 (Oct 1): 1½ d. rose-red, plate 3, lettered TA-TB, an unused horizontal pair, corner marginal from lower left of sheet, with Plate Number 3 and italic imprint 'PRICE 1½ Per Label. 1/6 Per Row of', fresh colour and fine, large part og. A most attractive pair Gi = £ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 3096 Great Britain

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    1870 (Oct 1): 1½ d. rose-red, pl. 3, lettered LK-LL / MK-ML, an unused block of four, marginal from right of sheet with imprint '(HAN)D SIDE of the Letter. In Wetting the', fresh colour and very fine, large part og. A magnificent and rare multiple. Cert. RPSL (2003) Gi = £ 3'500.rnProvenance. RL, London, 4 June 1992, lot 4115.rn                      Spink, London, 11 May 2006, lot 445.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 3097 Great Britain

    1870 (Oct 1): 1½ d. rose-red, plate 3, lettered DH-DJ / HH-HJ, an unused block of fifteen (3 x 5), of good colour, fresh and fine, typical gum cracking, large part or unmounted og. A scarce multiple - multiples from Plate 1 being significantly scarcer than those froom Plate 3 Gi = £ 7'500+.rnProvenance: RL, London, 12 April 1988, lot 727.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 3098 Great Britain

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    1870 (Oct 1): 1½ d. lake-red, plate 1, lettered TK-TL, an imperforate horizontal pair from the lower right corner of the sheet, printed on Dr. Perkins experimental blued paper, with full Plate Number '1' and part imprint '(care)ful not to remove the Cement'. Large margins all round, fresh and very fine, large part og. Superb and of great rarity, especially so in a multiple: the sole recorded corner Plate Number piece in private hands, the only other example (from lower left of sheet) is housed in the National Postal Museum (Vol XX1, page 25). Unique. Cert. RPSL (1981) Gi G6g = £ 19'000.rnrnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons, London, 26-27 March 1981, lot 445.rn                     Christie's, London, 10 March 1994, lot 4462.
    Starting bid : 7,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 3099 Great Britain

    1860: Prepared for use but not issued: 1½ d. rosy mauve on blued paper, lettered IF, an unused example of good delicate colour, overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 2) in black. Fresh and fine, large part og. Rare Gi G5s = £ 2'200.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 3100 Great Britain

    1860: Prepared for use but not issued: 1½ d. rosy mauve on blued paper, lettered GI on Proof Impression of the 1½ d. Postal Stationery value, (date slugs 2.4.60) each overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 2) in black on card paper (129 x 75 mm.). One of very few known examples, a similar defective example is shown in 'Specimen Stamps & Postal Stationery' by Marcus Samuel and Alan Huggins on page 218. Rare and superb Gi G5s var = £ 2'200+.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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