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GREAT BRITAIN -The Besançon Collection (part III)
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  • Lot# : 4501 Great Britain

    House of Commons 1 d. envelope 1840: "To be posted at the House of Commons only. / Post Paid.- ONE PENNY.- Weight not to exceed ½ oz.", a used example of the 1 d. envelope on unwatermarked wove paper, mailed to Ipswich and struck with 'Crown Paid' cds (March 4) in red on despatch. Countersigned at lower left by Lt. Col. Rushbrooke, MP for the Western Division of Suffolk (1835-1845), with 'Library House of Commons' red wax seal on reverse. File fold at top, minor imperfections and some light aging but rare Gi = £ 3'000.rnReference: listed in Huggins & Klempka "The 1840 Parliamentary Envelopes" Prepaid as number 42 on page 83.
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    Lot# : 4502 Great Britain

    Mulready 1 d. letter-sheet First Day of Issue 1840: Mulready 1 d. black letter-sheet, stereo A24, a used example addressed to the Courier Office in the Strand, London struck with fine Maltese Cross in red with 'T.P. / Drummond St.' at right, reverse with clear hexagonal framed "MY.6 / 1840" despatch datestamp of First Day of Issue in red. Listed in Jackson 'May Dates' on page 227. Central file fold and aged at edges but rare and exhibits well Gi = £ 18'000.rnProvenance: Collection 'Idiens', Robson Lowe, 27 Jan 1954, lot 27.
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    Lot# : 4503 Great Britain

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    1840: Mulready 1 d. black envelope, stereo A148, a used example from Chatham, Kent to Edinburgh cancelled by red Maltese Cross. Manuscript notation of despatch on front panel 'Robert. Chatham, May 10th 1840' and reverse flap, opened for display with double arc CHATHAM cds MY.10 / 1840 in red - an extremely rare usage on First Sunday May Date that exhibits well. Listed in Jackson 'May Dates' on page 303. Cert. BPA (2020) Gi = £ 10'000.rnNote: Mrs. Maclagan, Jane Whiteside Maclagan (1790-1878) lived with her husband David Maclagan (1785-1865) at 129 George Street, Edinburgh. David Maclagan served as Surgeon in Scotland to Queen Victoria.rnProvenance: Phillips, London, 7 Sept 1995, lot 111.
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    Lot# : 4504 Great Britain

    1840: Mulready 1 d. black envelope, stereo A167, a fine used example cancelled by black Maltese Cross with framed BARRAS BRIDGE RH at lower left in red (Receiving House). Reverse with double arc cds of 'Newcastle-On-Tyne' despatch cds (Aug 17, 1841) in black and 'Durham' arrival cds in blue (same day). Fresh and fine, the envelope used as a wrapper with the letter inside Gi = £ 550.
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    Lot# : 4505 Great Britain

    1840: Mulready 2 d. blue letter-sheet, stereo a94, a used example from London to Great Yarmouth, cancelled by bold strike of London "No. 6" in Maltese Cross struck in black. Reverse with London Maltese Cross datestamp of despatch (Sept 23, 1843) in red and obverse with double arc Great Yarmouth arrival cds (Sept 24) in black. Signed at lower left by sender, Joseph Hume (1777-1855), the radical MP and mailed to Dawson Turner, banker, botanist and antiquarian. The Karl Louis Card Index records just 4 2 d. Mulreadies with the "No. 6" in Cross, of which this is undoubtedly the finest. A delightful and extremely rare usage Gi = £ 9'000.rnProvenance: Collection Wills, Harmers, London, 7 Nov 1989, lot 51; Collection Lou Grunin, Spink, London, 2 April 1998, lot 235.
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    Lot# : 4506 Great Britain

    1840: Mulready 2 d. blue letter-sheet, stereo a104, a used example to Lambeth struck with 'Cornhill' despatch in red and London "55" numeral obliterator in black struck over Britannia, reverse with framed arrival (Sept 18, 1850) in red. Somewhat soiled at right but a scarce commercial late usage Gi = £ 2'400.rnProvenance: Merkur Auktionen, Frankfurt, offer list 1971, lot 2347.
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    Lot# : 4507 Great Britain

    1840: Essay for a prepaid envelope, 116 x 69 mm., with Queen Victoria in oval 'engine-turned' surround with PAID at top printed in blue with no value indicated, internally printed in black "THE IMPROVED SAFETY ENVELOPE, / No. 484.- Registered Nov 18, 1840, by / MITCHELL AND SON, 39, CHARING CROSS'. Lower backflap partly torn into, otherwise very fine and fresh. Scarce.
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    Lot# : 4508 Great Britain

    Mulready Caricatures 1840: R.W. Hume's Mulready caricature, No. 1, 'Leap Year', an unused example in fresh condition but for two or three light spots, opens well for overall album page display. Scarce.
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    Lot# : 4509 Great Britain

    Mulready Caricatures 1840: Spooner's caricatures, envelopes No. 1 to No. 6 complete, lithographed in black, imprinted 'Mulheaded' at base, all unused with a few minor age spots, largely very fine for these, a scarce and most attractive group.
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    Lot# : 4510 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1b, lettered LF, a fine four margined example tied by red Maltese Cross to 1840 Southgate Mulready Caricature No.1 "Pick-Pocket", addressed on the reverse from Wendover to Rotherham and readdressed on to Milton, Peterborough; with double arc Wendover datestamp in black (July 31), London (Aug 1) in red and double arc Rotherham cds in red (Aug 3) and manuscript "P1" prepaid endorsement at left. A wonderful cover of superb appearance and of great rarity. Cert. BPA (2019).
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    Lot# : 4511 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, plate 3, lettered OD, a fine example with large even margins all round, tied to 1840 Southgate's Mulready caricature No.5 by black Maltese Cross. 'King William Street' despatch handstamp below in black and red arrival (Oct 1) on reverse. The envelope opens well to display the 'rejected Designs for the Postage Envelope' panel. Light vertical file fold well away from the adhesive which has been lifted for checking and replaced and some staining removed. Extremely rare and most attractive. Certs. BPA (1996, 2019).
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    Lot# : 4512 Great Britain

    Mulready Caricatures 1840: Fores's "Racing Envelope No. 5", printed in black, a used example appropriately mailed to Cheltenham with manuscript "1" to denote pre-payment and double arc 'Christchurch' despatch cds in black. London Tombstone transit in red (Dec 26, 1840) and reverse with double arc 'Cheltenham' arrival cds in red. Small unobtrusive repair to envelope at top right, ironed and part of flap missing but just 6 used examples recorded in 'British Pictorial Envelopes' by Bodily, Jarvis & Hahn. Extremely attractive and very rare.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, 3 June 1994, lot 3048.
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    Lot# : 4513 Great Britain

    Imprimaturs 1840: 1 d. black, plate 1a, lettered TC from the base of the Imprimatur sheet, ample to large margins all round and in a clear and distinct shade, taken from the second registration sheet, unused. Rare - only stamps AL, SC-SL and TA-TL were removed (22) from the 'After Hardening' Imprimatur sheet. Light horizontal bend at top not remotely affecting the wonderful appearance. Extremely rare and most attractive. Cert. RPSL (1985) Gi = £ 15'000.rnProvenance: Board of Inland Revenue collection, Robson Lowe, London, 17 Dec 1975, lot 1195; Robson Lowe, London, 16 July 1985, lot 55; Phillips, London, 9 June 1988, lot 139; Robson Lowe, London, 9 May 1990, lot 2; Hapsburg-Feldman, Zurich, 27 Nov-1 Dec 1989, lot 30044; Spink, 17 Dec 1997, lot 1389; Collection Dr. Pichai Buranasombati, Shreves, 15 March 2001, lot 30.
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    Lot# : 4514 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1a, an irregular block of eight, lettered EG-EL/FK-FL, margins on the strip large all round but crossed by file fold through EG, the block of four with tiny scissor cut in margin between the block, somewhat scuffed at lower left and margins touched at top of EK and on right side of FL, all cancelled by red Maltese Crosses and EL also cancelled by manuscript pen cross. Despite faults, a remarkable and dramatic piece. Cert. BPA (2019) Gi AS2 = £ 27'000+.
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    Lot# : 4515 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1b, lettered JC, a used example with large even margins all round, tied to 1840 cover from Wareham to London by watery red Maltese Cross. Reverse with double arc WAREHAM despatch cds (Aug 26) in black and London arrival in red. File folds well away from the fine adhesive which shows the recut letters 'J' and 'C'. Gi = £ 1'000+.
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    Lot# : 4516 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 1a, lettered LH, a used example with good to large margins all round, tied to 1840 cover endorsed "O.H.M.S." and mailed from Edinburgh to Peebles, neatly tied by crisp red Maltese Cross. Flap states that the letter was from the 'Crown Agent' in Edinburgh (June 3), with "Peebles" double arc cds of receipt in red (June 4) on reverse. Some file folds not affecting the adhesive or appearance, a fine and unusual cover, the earliest O.H.M.S. usage with a Penny Black by us. Gi AS2 = £ 1'000 (for a normal cover).rnNote: The "VR" 1 d. black was intended for a usage such as the above letter.rnNote: John Bathgate (1809-1886) was town clerk in Peebles and the principal promoter of the Peebles Railway.
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    Lot# : 4517 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. (deep) black, plate 1b, lettered FG, an unused example with just clear to large margins all round, early impression in a near intense shade, vertical crease and paper adherence on large part og. A rare and attractive stamp. Cert. BPA (1987) Gi AS5= £ 12'500.rnrn 
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    Lot# : 4518 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1b, lettered II-IJ-IK, a used horizontal strip of three, good to large margins all round and showing portion of adjoining stamp at left, first stamp with ironed vertical bend not affecting the appearance and also showing the non-coincident re-entry in upper right star and 'Postage', IJ with left sideline recut. A most attractive and very scarce strip Gi AS5b+AS5h = £ 1'625.
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    Lot# : 4519 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black pl. 1b, lettered OJ, a used example on probably re-addressed small piece, with 1841 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, pl. 12, both stamps with ample to large margins all round, each tied by Maltese Crosses in black in differing shades. The piece with 'Ipswich' double arc cds above (Sept 29, 1841) in black. An exceptionally scarce and most attractive usage Gi AS5+BS1.rnProvenance: Collection Ernest Hunt RDP, SG, London, 10 Nov 1966, lot 32.
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    Lot# : 4520 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 2, lettered MB, an unused example with ample to large margins all round and showing the horizontal guide line above the upper left hand corner square, fresh and fine with 'practically full' large part og. An exceptionally fine and attractive example of this rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1988) Gi AS15= £ 12'500.rnProvenance: Collection J.B. Seymour, Part 5, Robson Lowe, London, 30 April 1952, lot 96.
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    Lot# : 4521 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, pl. 3, lettered GG, an unused example with large even margins all round, tiny nick in the margin at base well away from the design and mentioned for accuracy only (and not on certificate), unused without gum. A very fine example from this extremely rare plate. Cert. BPA (2019) Gi AS20 = £ 19'500.rnrnProvenance: Spink, London, 6-7 Dec 2005, lot 396.
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    Lot# : 4522 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 6, lettered AA, from the top left corner of the sheet, good to huge margins all round, neatly cancelled by red Maltese Cross. A gem. Cert. BPA (1983) Gi AS41 = £ 375.
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    Lot# : 4523 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 7, lettered SC, a used example with large margins all round, tied to 1840 local entire letter from Lincoln's Inn Fields to Grays Inn, London by faint "T. P. / High Holborn EC" marking and crisp strike of experimental use of the Maltese Cross in black. Arrival datestamp on reverse (Oct 29) in red. Closed tears in address panel at top but very scarce Gi AS46 = £ 825.
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    Lot# : 4524 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 10, lettered FI-FL, a used horizontal strip of four, close but just clear at top of FL and faint crease between centre stamps, large margins on three sides with portion of adjoining stamp at left, cancelled by Maltese Crosses in black. An extremely rare multiple from this plate (for example, a block of four remains unpriced by Gibbons) Gi AS66 = £ 7'000+ priced for two pairs.rnProvenance: Harmers London 18-20 Nov. 1968, lot 116.
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    Lot# : 4525 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 1, lettered CJ, a used example with close to large margins all round with portion of adjoining stamp at right and horizontal scissor cut in margin at top, of fine deep colour, neatly tied to 1841 cover to George Westgarth, Boulby Alum Works Guisborough by Maltese Cross in red. Reverse with London despatch cds (Feb 6) in black. File folds away from adhesive, an attractive cover Gi DS5 = £ 2'500.
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    Lot# : 4526 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. deep blue, Plate 2, Wmk. Small Crown, plate 2 lettered OK, an unused example with large margins all round, of excellent rich colour and wonderful appearance, ironed diagonal bend and part og. Rare and most attractive. Cert. BPA (2020) Gi DS7 = £ 48'000.
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    Lot# : 4527 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 2, lettered SH, a used example with large even margins all round, neatly cancelled by near full strike of the Maltese Cross in black. A delightful stamp. Signed Calves Gi DS8 = £ 1'000.
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    Lot# : 4528 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 2, lettered DC, a used example, margins clear at right and large on three sides showing portion of adjoining stamp at left, neatly tied to small piece by Maltese Cross in black, with fine circular MORE / TO / PAY alongside. An attractive piece Gi DS8 = £ 1'000.
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    Lot# : 4529 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 2, lettered GE-GF, a used horizontal pair with ample to large margins all round, of fine fresh colour, neatly cancelled by upright strikes of the Maltese Cross in black. A fine and attractive pair Gi DS8 = £ 2'500.
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    Lot# : 4530 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 2, lettered AD-AF, a used horizontal strip of three with close to good margins all round, with AD showing 'Double Letter A', neatly cancelled by light strikes of the Maltese Cross in red. An attractive and scarce multiple Gi DS8+DS8d = £ 3'500.
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    Lot# : 4531 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on very blued paper, black plate 2, lettered BF-BH, a used strip of three in a deep shade, large margins all round, slight ironed bends but a most attractive and scarce multiple Gi AS18 = £ 1'125+.rnProvenance: Collection 'G.L.', Harmers, London, 10 June 1981, lot 139; Phillips, London, 4-5 Sept 1986, lot 451.
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    Lot# : 4532 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, black plate 11, lettered EC, an unused example with large margins all round, in a bright vibrant shade, fresh and very fine, superb large part og. An exceptional example of this rare stamp which is considerably scarcer in unused condition than the Black Plate 11 Gi AS74 = £ 8'500.rnNote: From the block of 13 unused stamps forwarded by Jas. Campbell to G.H. Backhoffner at the Polytechnic Institution on the 9th February 1841: "Sir, I have much pleasure in transmitting to you herewith, by permission of Colonel Maberly, two sheets of the Penny Labels, one black, the other red - and a third sheet Two. Penny blue, the whole free from the adhesive preparation". The three sheets were sent as Official notice had been taken of the blueing of the paper and it is presumed that the stamps were sent to Mr. Backhoffner to investigate the discolouration. The sheets were unlikely to have been sent without gum as this may have been a cause of the 'discolouration'. See the 'British Philatelist', 1915-16, page 82.rnProvenance: Collection Lt.-Colonel Arthur Bates, Harmers 3-5, London, lot 644. As a block of thirteen DC-DG / EC-EG / FC-FE; Harmers, London, 1 March 1937, lot 97. As a block of thirteen DC-DG / EC-EG / FC-FE; Collection James B. Seymour, RL, London, 11 April 1951, lot 526. As a block of ten, defective FC-FE removed.rn                        Collection Brocklehurst, RL, Nov 1955, lot 509. As a block of ten.rn                        Collection Sir John Dodd, RL, London, 28 March 1962, lot 112. As a block of ten.rn                        Harmers, London, 21 March 1984, lot 754. As a block of ten, the adjoining stamp, ED now heavily damaged at base.rn                        Collection Duncan Mutch, RL, London, 14 Oct 1987, lot 596. As a single.rnDue to the damage to 'ED', the offered stamp was cut from the multiple. The remaining irregular block of eight was in the Cooley and Buranasombati collections. This was again split, with a pair DC-DD appearing in Grosvenor (16 April 2002, lot 366) and the block of six DE-DG / ED-EG in Bonhams (14 Feb 2002). From the auction descriptions above, 'EC' was always one of the faultless stamps in the original multiple.
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    Lot# : 4533 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, pl. 90, lettered EA, an unused example with ample to large margins all round with Plate variety 'Thick Outer Framelines' recut, fine unused without gum Gi BS30c/Gi 8g = unpriced, nomal £ 600.
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    Lot# : 4534 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered OL, a fine used example with large margins all round (note horizontal guideline from right of 'L' in lower right square), tied to 1844 embossed Ladies's envelope from Neath to Manchester tied by '540' numeral obliterator in black. Backstamped at Neath (Dec 20) and on arrival in Manchester (Dec 21) in black. A charming cover.
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    Lot# : 4535 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, Alphabet II, pl. 168, lettered JL/KL/LL, an unused vertical strip of three with huge margins on all sides, marginal from right of sheet with full CIRCULAR FLORAL ORNAMENT and imprint `Address and towards the RIGHT HAND SIDE of the Letter.`, ironed horizontal bend and spot on central stamp, unused without gum. A delightful and most attractive multiple.rnProvenance: Collection L. Praportchetovitch, Plumridges, London, 23-24 Feb 1933, lot 32. As a block of six JK/LL; RL, London, 16-17 May 1978, lot 453. As a strip of three.
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    Lot# : 4536 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. deep red-brown on lavender-tinted paper, Alphabet II, pl. 135, lettered CA-CC / DA-DC, a used block of six with one stamp just grazed on left margin otherwise ample to large margins all round, CA showing Frame missing under "P" of PENNY, of outstandingly rich colour and all showing Ivory Head, neatly cancelled (contrary to regulations) by "852" numeral obliterators of Welshpool in black. Fresh and fine, a most attractive multiple Gi B2k = £ 1'800 (for six singles).
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    Lot# : 4537 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue on blued paper, pl. 4, lettered CF and single 1841 1 d. red.brown on blued lettered AH, each with good to large margins all round, tied to 1852 triple rate or, more probably a 1 d. Late Fee cover from Sheffield to Birmingham by "700" numeral obliterators in black. Reverse with Sheffield despatch cds (Oct 28) and Birmingham arrival (Oct 29) cds struck in blue. Some light aging but scarce. Cert. BPA (1995) Gi B1+ES14 = £ 350+.
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    Lot# : 4538 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered FK, used example with large margins all round, on 1875 cover to Golford Gate, Sissinghurst, in combination with 1858/79 1 d. red pl. 147, tied by London duplexes (Aug 13) in black. Reverse with Staplehurst cds of receipt (Aug 14). A most unusual mixed imperf. / perf. combination cover, listed in Simpson/Louis "Mixed Franking Covers" on page 73, table 5.3.
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    Lot# : 4539 Great Britain

    1841 (Jan 15): 2 d. deep full blue, Small Trial Proof Plate of twelve impressions (4 x 3) with white lines and without corner lettering, produced as the March 1841 2 d. was yet to be fully prepared and the Trials were required to be distributed for the announcement for the forthcoming issue; the complete sheet with watermark upright, tiny nick in upper margin reported for complete accuracy only and not detracting from the appearance, of gorgeous colour and in stunning fresh condition. Rare and superb Gi DP43 = £ 17'500.rnProvenance: Collection Durham (Ron Alcock), Phillips, London, 11 Nov 1993, lot 109.
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    Lot# : 4540 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue, pl. 3, lettered OG, and 2 d. blue pl. 4, lettered CE and TH, used examples (3) with ample margins all round, OG showing the Re-entry and horizontal guideline in G square clearly, CE in a pale shade showing the Re-entry on TWO PENCE at base, TH with Ivory Head and showing the fresh Re-entry on TWO PENCE clearly. A scarce trio Gi ES12b+ES13b+ES14c = £ 700.
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    Lot# : 4541 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue on blued paper, pl. 3, lettered QF, a used example with good even margins all round, the stamp with "Shifted Transfer" most noticeable on value tablet at base, tied to 1844 registered cover from Liverpool to Kendal by "466" numeral obliterator. Manuscript "Registered" and "1/-" in red ink alongside circular LIVERPOOL / PAID datestamp in red denoting that the registration fee was paid in cash. Kendal double arc arrival cds in blue (Sept 4) on reverse. A fine and most attractive cover Gi ES11d = £ 350 (for a normal cover).
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    Lot# : 4542 Great Britain

    1841 (March 13): 2 d. blue, pl. 4, lettered TL, an unused example from the lower right corner of the sheet with large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at left, fresh colour and very fine, large part og. A delightful stamp Gi ES14 = £ 5'000.rnProvenance: Phillips, London, 5 Sept 1996, lot 310. As a horizontal pair, TK with faults.
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    Lot# : 4543 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, pl. 13, lettered JD, a used example with large margins all round and showing portion of adjoining stamp at right, tied to small entire letter from St. Boswell`s to Melrose by bold strike of the Maltese Cross in black. Reverse with St. Boswell`s framed despatch datestamp (Nov 4) in black. Scarce Gi B2 = £ 325.
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    Lot# : 4544 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, pl. 28, lettered ML/PL, a used vertical strip of four, margins clear to large but touched at base and ironed crease between NL and OL not affecting the appearance, cancelled contrary to regulations by two strikes of the Maltese Cross in black Gi BS17 = £ 220.
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    Lot# : 4545 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 1, lettered MK, a used example with clear to large margins all round showing portions of adjoining stamps at top and at left, neatly tied to small piece by complete strike of the London "No. 5" in Maltese Cross in black. Just 5 single examples are recorded in the Karl Louis Card Index. Rare Gi DS5 / D1we = £ 14'000.
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    Lot# : 4546 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on lightly blued paper, black plate 9, lettered RD with O flaw, a used example with large even margins all round, used on 1843 cover within London tied by bold strike of London "No. 5" in Maltese Cross in black. Despatch and arrival datestamps on reverse (July 15) in red and in black. Superb and scarce very late use of a "Black Plate" with London MC with number.
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    Lot# : 4547 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on lightly blued paper, lettered EI, a used example with ample to large margins all round and showing portions of adjoining stamps at top and at left, used on 1843 entire letter from London to Lancaster tied by bold strike of London "No. 8" in Maltese Cross in black. Despatch datestamp on reverse (Aug 2) in black and Lancaster arrival (Aug 3) struck in blue. Superb and scarce Gi B1uh = £ 450.
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    Lot# : 4548 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue on blued paper, pl. 3, lettered DD, a used example with good even margins all round, with vertical guideline from NE square, neatly tied to 1843 cover from London to Preston (Horrocks Miller correspondence) by good strikes of London "No. 9" in Maltese Cross in black. Reverse with London despatch cds (June 27) and double arc Preston arrival (June 28) in dull blue. Scarce and attractive cover Gi E1vi = £ 3`200.
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    Lot# : 4549 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue on blued paper, pl. 3, lettered HE, a used example with ample margin at left and huge on three sides showing portions of adjoining stamps at top and at right, neatly tied to 1844 entire letter from London to Edinburgh by fine strike of London "No. 10" in Maltese Cross in black. Reverse with London despatch and Edinburgh arrival (March 20) in red. File folds at left away from the fine adhesive, a very scarce entire Gi E1vj = £ 2'800.
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    Lot# : 4550 Great Britain

    Greenock 1841: 2 d. blue on blued paper, pl. 3, lettered BL, a used example with good even margins all round, applied just over edge of 1844 cover from Greenock to Edinburgh, neatly tied by superb strike of distinctive GREENOCK Maltese Cross in black. Reverse with Greenock despatch datestamp (Feb 20) in red and Edinburgh arrival cds (Feb 21). A scarce and attractive cover Gi E1um = £ 2`000.
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    Lot# : 4551 Great Britain

    Manchester 1840: 1 d. black, plate 5, lettered IH, 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 A1uf = £ 900.rnProvenance: Cavendish, Derby, 8 March 1996, lot 94.
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    Lot# : 4552 Great Britain

    Mullingar 1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered OF, clear margin at left and large margins on three sides, a fine used example cancelled by a neat strike of the MULLINGAR Maltese Cross handstamp in black (for further information see Rockoff & Jackson pages 206-207). Exceptional strike showing the cuts in the lines clearly and very scarce. Cert. RPSL (1977) Gi B1tr = £ 3'000.
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    Lot# : 4553 Great Britain

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    Plymouth 1840: 1 d. black, Plate 5, lettered CL, a used example with large margins all round and small portion of adjoining stamp at left, used on 1841 entire letter to an artist, Mr. Apie, in St. Agnes, Cornwall, tied by neat strike of the distinctive PLYMOUTH Maltese Cross in black. Plymouth despatch cds (Feb 23) displaying well on reverse and double arc "Truro" cds on front in blue when the letter was forwarded on to St. Ives. A superb and exceptional entire, the earliest recorded with the Plymouth Cross by Rockoff & Jackson (see volume 2, pages 225-226) where this cover is illustrated; also shown in Alcock & Holland on page 61. Very rare, an exhibition item of the highest calibre Gi A1uc = £ 9'000.rnNote: The letter concerns a request for a Portrait to be painted by Mr. Apie of the President of the Natural History Society, one Colonel Smith, for which the artist would receive 15 guineas upon completion.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4554 Great Britain

    Plymouth 1841: 2 d. pale blue, pl. 3, lettered BK, a used example with ample margins all round, neatly cancelled by the distinctive Norwich Maltese Cross in black. Diagonal crease to the adhesive but rare Gi = E1ul, £ 1'300.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4555 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. deep blue, Plate 2, lettered FD, a used example with large margins all round and tiny portion of adjoining stamp at right, superbly cancelled by Irish "323" numeral obliterator of Galway in black. A beautiful and rare usage Gi DS7 = £ 1'300 / Gi 5i = £ 2'000.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 11 June 1997, lot 174; Spink, London, 10 June 1998, lot 1407.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4556 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered DC, a used example with large margins all round and showing portion of adjoining stamp at base, on 1847 cover from Enniscorthy, Wexford to Dublin, neatly tied by Irish "212" numeral obliterator in blue. Reverse with Enniscorthy double arc despatch cds in blue (Jan 13) and Dublin arrival (Jan 14) in red. File fold away from the the fine adhesive, an attractive cover Gi B1xb = £ 650.
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    Lot# : 4557 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered SG, a used example with good to large margins all round, used on 1847 entire letter from Howden to Beverley, Yorkshire tied by fine strike of "382" numeral obliterator struck in blue. Reverse with double arc HOWDEN cds in blue (Feb 13) with Beverley datestamp adjacent (Feb 14) in blue. File fold well away from adhesive, a fresh and fine cover Gi B1xb = £ 650.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4558 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on lightly blued paper, lettered OG, a used example with clear to large margins all round, tied to 1842 entire letter from Honiton to Crewkerne by superb complete strike of Wessex type HONITON datestamp (June 24, 1842) in black: with the characteristic partially missing "4" in year date. Listed in Rockoff & Jackson on page 538, however the date of the cover can also be confirmed internally as June, with Crewkerne arrival cds in red at left. An attractive and rare entire Gi B1va = £ 2'750.rnProvenance: Collection 'Maximus', Sale 3, SG, London, 1-2 Oct 1970, lot 70.
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4559 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered SJ, large margins all round and 1841 2 d. blue on blued paper, pl. 3, lettered KB, with good to large margins all round, each used on individual entire letters addressed to Stanhope Burn Ironworks, Weardale. The Oct 20, 1847 1 d. envelope with complete contents and the superb stamp tied by neat WOLSINGHAM undated circle in blue with equally fine strike on reverse; the June 15, 1848 2 d. entire letter (contents mention an enclosure) similarly tied by a double strike of the WOLSINGHAM undated circle in blue. Strangely omitted from the Rockoff & Jackson opus, the small correspondence was of 20 covers, 18 bearing the 1 d. red, the 2 d. entire being unique. Neither cover has been on the market since the original find thirty years ago, a dramatic and beautiful pair Gi B1vb = £ 4'500 + E1wf = £ 14`000.rnProvenance: 2 d. entire: RL, London, 21 Feb 1989, lot 2486.
    Starting bid : 4,000.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4560 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue on blued paper, pl. 3, lettered DD, a used example with narrow clear margins all round, cancelled by small LONDON circular datestamp struck in black. Rare, possibly a late use. Cert. RPSL (1988) Gi ES11 var = unlisted.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4561 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered SB, a used example with large margins all round and showing portion of adjoining stamp at right, small nick and bend in upper left corner, neatly cancelled by rare usage of framed Penny Post handstamp "PY P / No. 15" of Handsworth, Birmingham in black. Exceptional and extremely scarce Gi B1wf = £ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4562 Great Britain

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    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 1, lettered MH/NH, a used vertical pair with large even margins all round, on 1841 cover, no seal or side flaps, probably mailed from Dublin or Belfast and endorsed "pr. Athlone" (a Paddle Steamer and later an 'emigrant' ship and not the regular Packet) to Liverpool, tied by Maltese Crosses in red. Reverse with circular SHIP LETTER / Crown / LIVERPOOL datestamp (Jan 24, 1841) in black. An extremely rare Maritime usage: the Karl Louis Card Index records just three covers bearing imperforates from the Richardson Brothers correspondence to Liverpool with incoming Ship Letter markings, one with a 1 d. black, another with an 1840 2 d. blue and this cover with a 2 d. pair. Signed Calves. Cert. BPA (2020).rnNote: The "Athlone" (built 1836), was a City fo Dublin Steam Packet Company" ship serving cross-charrelroutes between Britain and Irland including transporting mail. Starting in 1822 between Dublin and Liverpool, the C.O.D.S.P. Comp. added service in 1826 to London and Belfast.rnrn 
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    Lot# : 4563 Great Britain

    1846: Cover and complete original contents from Liverpool to New York, with superb vignette of the 'Tower of London' with the Thames in the fore-ground, struck on despatch with octagonal framed PAID AT / LIVERPOOL datestamp (Aug 3) in red and "1/-" handstamp denoting pre-payment in red. Carried on the Cunard Steamer 'Caledonia' with BOSTON / SHIP datestamp of lading (Aug 19) in red. Some splits to the letter but a remarkable and most appealing cover.rnrnNote: The contents are interesting, besides the usual moans about sea-sickness, "there were more than a thousand deaths in London last week and many reports now in circulation that the Asiatic Cholera had made its appearance..." and tourism - British Museum, East India Museum, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, Eton College and Windsor Castle - and speed of transport "On friday I left London for this place (Liverpool), nearly 200 miles distant, and arrived here that evening".
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4564 Great Britain

    1871 (February): Die Proof for the 1 d. value, Retouched Die II, printed in Prussian blue 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 and top corners with thins, minor corner bend at lower right mentioned for accuracy, otherwise fresh and fine. A most appealing Proof of considerable rarity Gi = £ 18'000.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 3-4 Oct 1966, lot 57; Vessey, Whitstable, 22 Feb 1984, lot 26; Collection 'Tes', Robson Lowe, 5 Oct 1995, lot 156.
    Starting bid : 4,000.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4565 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, some thinning of the card well away from the stamp design and minor wrinkling as is to be expected in a Trial of this nature as all were removed from heavier backing, fresh appearance and very fine. Exceedingly rare with just six examples recorded. Exceptional Gi D46 = £ 18'000.rnProvenance: Collection O'Connor, Phillips, 10 Sept. 1998, lot 137
    Starting bid : 4,000.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4566 Great Britain

    1855 (June): 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, Die II. wmk. Small Crown, perf. plate 14, lettered GB-GF, a used horizontal strip of four, of good colour, lightly cancelled by "158" numeral obliterators of Cambridge in black. A scarce and most attractive multiple Gi C3 = £ 400
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4567 Great Britain

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    1855 (August): 1 d. red-brown on very blued paper, Die II, Alphabet III, Plate 24, 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). Slight bends not affecting the appearance, two slightly nibbed perforations at base mentioned for accuracy only, a fine example of a very scarce stamp. Cert. BPA (1969), BPA (2020) Gi C7h = £ 900+.rn 
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4568 Great Britain

    1855 (Feb 22): 2 d. blue, pl. 4, wmk. Small Crown, perf. 14, lettered OK, an unused example of fine colour, overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Type 2), reading down. Couple of nibbed perfs. but fresh and very fine, part og. Gi F2s = £ 1'700.rnProvenance: Collection Marcus Samuel, Spink, London, 3 Dec 2011, lot 1012.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4569 Great Britain

    1855 (June): 1 d. red-brown, Die II, Alphabet III, pl. 46, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, lettered EJ-EK, an unused horizontal pair of rich colour, hinged for protection, large part og. A scarce multiple from one of the rarer C8 plates. Gi C8 = £ 480+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4570 Great Britain

    1857 (March): 1 d. orange-brown on lightly blued paper, Die II, Alphabet III, plate 43, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, lettered HA-HD / IA-ID, an unused block of eight, in a rich shade, fresh and very fine appearance, large part or unmounted og. A very scarce and attractive multiple. Cert. BPA (1989) Gi C8(5) = £ 3'000+.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4571 Great Britain

    1855 (Aug 18): 1 d. red-brown on cream paper, Die II, Alphabet III, plate 25, wmk. Large Crown, lettered GE-GF / HE-HF, variety "Imperforate" from Neales Steam Press, an unused block of four in a bright rose shade and without the blueing of the paper, good margins all round, light vertical crease on left pair barely affecting the superb appearance of an extremely scarce multiple Gi C8h = £ 12'000.rnNote: A part sheet, AA-AL / JA-JL was secured by Robson Lowe in 1939, this was then cut up.rnProvenance: Collection Gerald Wellburn, RL, 14-15 Dec 1976, lot 268.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4572 Great Britain

    1855 (June): 1 d. red-brown on lightly blued paper, Die II, Alphabet III, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, lettered ND, a single example paying the internal rate, used on 1856 cover to New York State, USA tied by "Newbury 544" Sideways Duplex code B in black (June 17). Reverse with London transit cds in red (June 18) and thence carried on Ocean Line Steamer 'Hermann' with "N. YORK AM. PKT / 24"  (cents) cds of receipt (July 3) in black. An attractive and unusual cover.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4573 Great Britain

    Transitional Issue 1857 (March): 1 d. pale rose on yellowish paper, Die II, Alphabet III, plate 27, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, lettered OG-OL / RG-RL, an unused block of twenty-four from the Transitional Issue, showing the 'Gothic' K on four stamps (OK, PK, QK and RK), a couple of minor bends not affecting the appearance: of vibrant fresh colour and very fine, an extraordinarily rare large multiple, large part or unmounted og. Cert. BPA (1988) Gi C9(4) = £ 15'000.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4574 Great Britain

    1856/57: 1 d. red, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, used example applied over edge of 1859 envelope to Otley, tied by 'Bradford Yks / 107' sideways duplex (July 18), the envelope with pre-printed "1859 / BRADFORD / TRIENNIAL MUSICAL FESTIVAL / AUGUST 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th." advertisement in red. Scarce and early advertising envelope.
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4575 Great Britain

    Social Philately 1857: 1 d. red, Die II, perf. 14, pl.39, letterd AC, used on April 15, 1862 mourning envelope locally addressed to the Lord Archbishop of Armagh in London, with full enclosure from the Society of Arts headed "National Memorial to the Prince Consort", with contents concerning "an influential preliminary meeting was held...to make arrrangements to afford to persons of every class and station in the United Kingdom and the Colonies who desire it, the opportunity of taking a part in the intended national memorial of affection and gratitude to the Prince Consort..".
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4576 Great Britain

    1855 (July 20): 2 d. blue, Die I, Alphabet II, pl. 5, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, lettered MK-ML / NK-NL, a used block of four of good colour, lightly cancelled by framed LAURISTON / PLACE Scots local handstamps in black. Scarce multiple, accompanied by the piece from which the block was soaked. Gi F6 = £ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4577 Great Britain

    1855 (July 20): 2 d. blue, Die I, Alphabet III, pl. 6, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, lettered ND-NE, an unused horizontal pair in a deep fresh shade, NE showing the re-entry on 'P' of POSTAGE and in value tablet and some plate wear, some gum creasing on large part og. An attractive and very rare multiple Gi F7+F7d / Gi 35 = £ 6'000.rnProvenance: Collection J.B. Seymour, Sale 4, RL, London, 20 Feb 1952, lot 512. As part of rejoined block of four ND-NE / OD-OE; Harmers, London, 16 Oct 1985, lot 1273. As part of rejoined block of four ND-NE / OD-OE; Phillips, London, 6-7 Feb 1986, lot 491. As part of rejoined block of four ND-NE / OD-OE; Phillips, London, 12 June 1986, lot 338. As part of rejoined block of four ND-NE / OD-OE.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4578 Great Britain

    1858/79: 1 d. red, pl. 97, lettered AA, imperforate Imprimatur, corner marginal from top left of sheet with Plate Number 97 and imprint 'PRICE 1d. Per Lab(el)', large margins all round, fresh and fine, scarce Gi = £ 425.rnProvenance: Phillips, London, 17 Feb 1994, lot 366.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4579 Great Britain

    1858/79: 1 d. red, plates 92, 166, 167, 169, 170, 173-178, 180-183, 185, 186, 191, 192, 193, 199 and 200, each lettered AC, imperforate Imprimaturs (22), all marginal from top of sheet with imprint '12. £ 1 Per Sh(eet)', all fresh and very fine, a superb and very rare matching group Gi = £ 9'350.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 31 Oct 1995, lot 480.
    Starting bid : 1,800.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4580 Great Britain

    1858/79: 1 d. red, pl. 88, lettered QH-Qi / RH-RI, an unused block of four, fresh and fine, large part og. A scarce plate Gi = £ 760.rnProvenance: RL, Bournemouth, 13 Jan 1970, lot 206.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4581 Great Britain

    1858/79: 1 d. red, pl. 116, lettered BE, Imperforate 'Cardiff Penny', an unused example with large margins all round, fresh colour, vertical bend that does not affect the appearance, large part og. A very fine example of this exceedingly rare stamp which adjoins to the pair AE-AF in Ray Simpson's collection. Cert. RPSL (1970) Gi G1g = £ 7'500.rnProvenance: Collection Harrop, Cavendish, Derby, 22 Oct 1994, lot 453.rn 
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4582 Great Britain

    1858/79: 1 d. red, pl. 225, lettered AE-AF / BE-BF, an unused block of four of fresh vibrant colour, marginal from top of sheet with part imprint '(La)bels ABOVE the Address and twa(rds)', perfectly centred with superb large part crackly og. An extremely rare and spectacular multiple Gi = £ 12'000+.rnProvenance: Collection Michael Stephens, Harmers, London, 26-26 Oct 1937, lot 49. As a block of six with AD/BD; RL, London, 9 May 1990, lot 15. As a block of four.rnNote: This block adjoins the block lettered AG-AH / BG-BH housed in the National Postal Museum.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4583 Great Britain

    1869 (March 31): 2 d. blue, pl. 13, 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. The adjoining Imprimatur on the left, AB, was in Lady Mairi Bury collection, the adjoining Imprimatur on the right, AD, is in the N.P.M. London. Gi = £ 4'750.rnProvenance: Phillips, London, 11 Nov 1993, ex lot 136.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4584 Great Britain

    1858/69: 2 d. blue, pl. 9, lettered RA-RC / SA-SC / TA-TC, an unused corner marginal block of nine from lower left of sheet showing Plate Number 9 and part imprint 'PRICE 2d. Per Label. 2/- Per Row of 12. £ 1 Per' on foxed margin, horizontal crease on upper three stamps and overall ageing on large part og. Despite imperfections a scarce and impressive multiple Gi G2 = £ 3'150+.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4585 Great Britain

    1870 (April-May): Essay for the new ½ d. adhesive, printed in black on card (47 x 46 mm.) showing 'Grenada' Chalon Head and framed "½d." value tablet, with corner letter AE / EA and POSTAGE reading up at left and HALFPENNY reading down at right. Interestingly, the engraved impression is the size as adopted for the issued stamp with some scrolling around the frame being blacked out - the design of which was later placed near the corner letterings. Handstamped "6" at upper left and with manuscript "Messrs Perkins & Co" below in ink. An exceptional unadopted Essay: 19 different varieties were produced of which 6 are housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Perkins Bacon were instructed to show the value in figures at the sides. A great rarity Gi = DP59 = £27'500.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe 28 Jan. 1981, lot 805.rn 
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4586 Great Britain

    1870 (June) / 1878 (Dec): ½ d. deep rose-red, imperforate Imprimaturs (15) from all the issued plates from 1-20, each in a strong dark shade and with large margins all round, with Plates 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 11 all lettered TO, the plate 11 with slight surface blue line, Plates 3, 15 and 19 lettered TJ, Plates 10, 12, 13 and 14 lettered AJ, Plate 20 lettered AO. A superb and extremely rare complete set Gi = £ 14'250.rnProvenance: Phillips, London, 11 Nov 1993, lot 143.
    Starting bid : 2,800.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4587 Great Britain

    1870 (Oct): Bantam ½ d. deep rose-red, plate 5, lettered NV-NW, an unused horizontal pair on watermarked paper, variety "Imperforate" with large margins all round in a deep shade, fresh and very fine, large part og. Right hand stamp with traces of surface blueing, most attractive with just three pairs NV-NW, PV-PW, PX-QX, in private hands, one in the Royal Collection and one single OV recorded in K. Louis Card Index. Gi G4h = £ 6'000.rnProvenance: Collection Wane, Harmer London 10-11 Nov. 1941, lot 256.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4588 Great Britain

    1870 (Oct): Bantam ½ d. deep rose-red, plate 9, lettered RE, a single example used on small 1872  piece tied by complete 'Glasgow' circular datestamp (Feb 15) in black. Choice and superb Gi = £ 850.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4589 Great Britain

    1870 (Oct): Bantam ½ d. deep rose-red, plate 9, lettered KN, a single example on 1872 cover, no side flaps, addressed to the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway in Brighton; tied by 'South Shields / 704' duplex (Jan 29) in black. Reverse with Brighton cds of receipt (Jan 30). A scarce stamp on cover Gi = £ 850 off cover.rnProvenance: Christies RL, 11-12 Jan. 1984, lot 527.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4590 Great Britain

    1870 (Oct): ½ d. rose-red, plate 11, lettered AA-AH / EA-EH, an unused corner marginal block of forty, with Plate Number '11' in corner margin and two parts of the sheet marginal imprint with 'PRICE ½d. Per Label. 1/- Per Row of 24.' and current number 198 at top, '(c)areful not to remove the Cement' at left. Fresh and very fine, large part or unmounted crackly og. A most appealing and scarce multiple Gi = £ 4'800.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, 9 July 1958, lot 395; Harmer London 18 Nov. 1986, lot 72.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4591 Great Britain

    1870 (Oct): Bantam ½ d. rose, plate 14, lettered HH-HA / IH-II, an unused block of four, fresh and fine, superb large part og., lower pair unmounted og. Gi = £ 480.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4592 Great Britain

    1871: Ormond Hill Die Proof for the 1½ d. value, printed in pale rose on thick card paper, 60 x 60 mm., imperforate without corner letters, small horizontal guide marks at left and at right outside the vertical framelines, fresh and very fine. Extremely rare and a most attractive Proof Gi DP56a = £ 12'000.rnProvenance: RL, London, 12 April 1988, 708; Phillips, London, 17 June 1993, lot 118; Phillips, London, 17 Feb 1994, lot 381.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4593 Great Britain

    1860: Prepared for use but not issued: 1½ d. rosy mauve on blued paper, lettered EC, an unused example of exquisite colour, fresh and very fine, large part og. An extremely rare stamp Gi = £ 8'500.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 24 Feb 2003, lot 754.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4594 Great Britain

    1870 (Oct 1): 1½ d. lake-red, pl. 3, lettered II-IJ / JI-JJ, an unused block of four, of fine fresh colour, large part og. Scarce and most appealing multiple Gi = £ 2'300.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4595 Great Britain

    1870 (Oct 1): 1½ d. lake-red, plate 3, lettered SG-SL / TG-TL, an unused block of twelve, corner marginal from base of sheet with italic imprint '(towa)rds the RIGHT HAND SIDE of the Letter. In Wetting the Back be careful not to remove the Cement' with "193" Current number below and Plate Number 3. Fine fresh colour and superb large part or unmounted og. A most attractive large multiple Gi G6(2) = £ 6'900.rnProvenance: Collection Sir Henry Dodd, RL, 28 March 1962, lot 275.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4596 Great Britain

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    1848: Embossed 1 s. brown, Essay in the colour of the issued 10 d. value with smaller lettering, without the Pendant Curl added later, with complete frame, printed on Dickinson silk thread paper, a fine example with even larger margins than the SG catalogue illustration, two tiny thin spots of no great significance on this rare Essay, fresh and very fine with remnants of gum. Extremely rare and surely one of the finest of the 8 known examples. Cert. BPA (2020) Gi EP2(b) = £ 8'500.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 1 March 1937, lot 149; RL, Bournemouth, 30-31 July 1975, lot 99.
    Starting bid : 1,800.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4597 Great Britain

    1847: Embossed 1 s. pale (sage) green, Essay without the Pendant Curl added later, with complete frame, printed on Dickinson silk thread paper, a fine example, fresh and very fine with large part og. Extremely rare and probably one of the finest known examples Gi EP2(a) = £ 8'500.rnProvenance: RL, London, 11 June 1952, lot 502; Collection Ernest Dale, SG, London, 10-11 June 1969, lot 221; Collection John. O. Griffiths, RL, London, 29 Sept 1982, lot 299; RL, London, 18 April 1984, lot 401; Collection Wade, Phillips, London, 20 March 1997, lot 127.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4598 Great Britain

    1848: Embossed 10 d. brown, Die 1, an unused block of four, clear to very large margins all round, of fine embossing and good colour, all overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 1) in black. Fresh and fine, large part og. A very rare multiple of superb appearance Gi H2(1)s = £ 12'000+.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4599 Great Britain

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    1847 (Sept 11): Embossed 1 s. deep green, a used example with good margins all round and showing portions of adjoining stamps at left and at right, in a rich shade, used on brown parcel piece and tied by complete strike of "Plymouth / 620" Spoon obliterator (March 27, 1854, code E) in black. Slight horizontal crease at base scarce and most attractive. Cert. BPA (2020) Gi H1(3) = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4600 Great Britain

    1847: Embossed 1 s. green, used example with good to large margins all round and showing portions of adjoining stamps at top and at base, tied to 1854 cover from Stowmarket to Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope by "752" numeral obliterator in black. Reverse with 'Stowmarket' cds in green (April 13), London cds in red and 'Cape Town / Cape of Good Hope' arrival cds in red (June 3). Sensible small repair to envelope at left, an attractive cover. Cert. RPSL (1980) Gi = £ 1'900.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
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