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  • Lot# : 1545 Great Britain

    1832 (Apr. 2): Entire letter from London to Cognac, endorsed "p. Estafette" with indistinct British rate and "PAID 2 AP 2" despatch handstamp, red "ANGL. EST" (Angleterre Estafette) French entry handstamp of express mail service, reverse with another British datestampa and French "6 AVRI 1832" arrival datestamp. The cover shows a single disinfection slit, a rare disinfected letter sent from Great Britain to France.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 1546 Great Britain

    Rowland Hill Signature 1839 (Nov 27): Autographed letter-sheet (201 x 215 mm.), written from the Treasury Chambers and addressed to Col. Maberly, acknowledging receipt of the Post Office returns 'numbered 5.7 and 10' with full "Rowland Hill" signature at base; the letter dictated during the judging period for the Treasury Competition. Exhibits well on an album page, a fine and rare document.rnrnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 29 April 1998, lot 765.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 1547 Great Britain

    1840: "To be posted at the House of Commons only" / "Post Paid - ONE PENNY - Weight not to exceed ½ oz." printed envelope used to Bury St. Edmunds cancelled by Cowned London 'Paid' datestamp in red (March 10). Reverse with red wax seal intact (showing Crown over Lion). Slight horizontal crease but an extremely fine example of this very rare envelope Gi = £ 6'000.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1548 Great Britain

    1840 (Jan 16): "To be posted at the Houses of Parliament only" 1 d. envelope prionted in black on 1839 watermarked paper, a fine used example of this great rarity endorsed by sender "Geo. Wm. Wood" with signature at lower left, mailed from London with 'Crown / Paid' datestamp in red (January 29, 1840) to Tenterden in Kent. Minor piece of manuscript arithmetic on the face panel and some overall ageing, however an item of great rarity Gi = £ 18'000.rnNote: George William Wood was Member of Parliament for Kendal at this date. He had earlier been MP for Lancashire South from 1832-1835.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1549 Great Britain

    1840 (May 6): Entire letter written from Dublin on the Official First Day of Issue of the 1 d. black, sent unpaid to Londonderry with fine handstruck "2" of Dublin in black. Reverse with Dublin despatch (May 6) and double arc "Derry" arrival cds (May 7) in black. An exceptional and extremely scarce entire: more especially so used in Ireland.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 1550 Great Britain

    1840 (May 6): Cover written from Edinburgh to Elgin on the Official First Day of Issue of the 1 d. black, sent prepaid with fine two line DUKE / STREET in black and handstruck "1" and "PAID at EDINB." datestamp (May 6, 1840) well struck in red. Rare, the 1 d. black not yet available in Edinburgh on the 'First Day', there being no May 6th usages recorded from Edinburgh bearing a 1 d. black in Jackson's May Dates. An exceptional and extremely attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 1551 Great Britain

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    1840 (May 5): Mulready 1 d. black envelope, stereo A134, used one day before the Official issue, mailed within London to Maida Hill cancelled "Chief Office / 1D. PAID" in red (as the envelope was used prior to issue an additional 1 d. had to be paid, the Maltese Cross being introduced on the following day), with fine octagonal arrival datestamp displaying well on flap 'PD / MY 5 / 1840' in red. Some slight soiling a nd corner edge faults but an extremely rare and most attractive usage: just 9 such examples are recorded in Jackson's "May Dates" where this example is recorded on page 215 and illustrated on page 214. Cert. BPA (2007) Gi = £ 40'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection E. E. Yates, 9 Feb 1949, lot 141.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1552 Great Britain

    1840 (May 7): Mulready 1 d. black letter-sheet, a used example addressed from Manchester to the Post Office in Cockermouth, struck by crisp strike of the Maltese Cross in red, reverse with 'Manchester' despatch cds 'MY 7 / 1840' in red. The reverse flap soiled but opens well for display, a rare second day of issue usage with just 44 such examples recorded by Jackson in "May Dates" where this item is recorded on page 273 and illustrated on page 272. Rare Gi = £ 2'600.rnrnProvenance: Cavendish, Derby, 13 Oct 1984, lot 790; Phillips, London, 11 April 1985, lot 44.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1553 Great Britain

    1840: Mulready 1 d. black letter-sheet, Stereo A6, a used example from London to Aberdeen cancelled by fine Maltese Cross in red with manuscript "7th & 8th May 1840" on front. Reverse with "T.P. / Dulwich" in orange ink, despatch datestamp (May 8, 1840) in black and transit cds (May 10) in red. Opens well for display, a rare usage on the third day of issue - unrecorded by Mike Jackson in May Dates Gi ME1 = £ 2'600.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1554 Great Britain

    1840: Mulready 1 d. black letter-sheet, Stereo A54, a used example from Leamington to Ramsgate cancelled by fine Maltese Cross in red with reverse, opening well for display, showing LEAMINGTON double arc cds in black (May 10, 1840 - the first 'Sunday' date) and London transit cds in red (May 11). Vertical file fold but extremely rare: unrecorded in 'May Dates' by Mike Jackson.rnrnProvenance: Grosvenor, London, 26 May 2004, lot 1874.rn 
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1555 Great Britain

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    1840: Mulready 1 d. black letter-sheet, a used example from Bradford to Tadcaster, Yorkshire cancelled by Maltese Cross in red clearly struck over some manuscript embellishments to the Mulready drawing: with further faces drawn in ink and spectacles on the elephants at left and endorsed "Bradford May 10, 1840" on front; with reverse, opening well for display, showing BRADFORD double arc cds in red (May 10, 1840 - the first 'Sunday' date). Acid ink fault on front panel but a most unusual Mulready, with full letter from Patrick Pearson FRPSL, RDP. concerning the cover and cert. RPSL (1996). Vertical file fold but extremely rare: unrecorded in 'May Dates' by Mike Jackson.rn 
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1556 Great Britain

    1840 (May 15): Mulready 1 d. black letter-sheet, stereo A57, used from Folkestone to London, cancelled by red Maltese Cross with reverse showing 'Folkestone' double arc cds in black and London arrival cds (May 15) in red. Somewhat creased but a fascinating letter inside "Folkestone May 14, 1840...I was charged £4-13s-10d. for the Postage Stamps you got for me, and are to be had for £4-7-0d. I cannot afford to give 6s/10d. away so I have written to the person you got them of about it, but he does not answer. You will oblige me by seeing him to take them again if he will not allow the difference. I did not expect you intended to be as careless of my money as that...6/10d. is a fruity sum, enough to buy mail for my family for a fortnight..". An interesting early May Date usage.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 1557 Great Britain

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    1840 (May 21): Mulready 1 d. black envelope, stereo A146, a fine used example from Liverpool to Raby Place, Bath cancelled by fine strike of the the Maltese Cross in orange with corresponding 'Liverpool' datestamp on reverse 'MA 21 / 1840 / K' in same ink. Slight ironed wrinkles of no significance, a fine and rare usage. Cert. RPSL (2009) Gi = £ 2'000.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
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    Lot# : 1558 Great Britain

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    1840: Mulready 1 d. black letter-sheet, Stereo A35, a used example from Edgeworthtown, Ireland to London cancelled by fine Maltese Cross in pale brown ink with reverse, opening well for display, showing EDGEWORTHTOWN / 52 mileage mark in the same pale brown ink. Dublin datestamp in red on flap (May 24, the third 'Sunday' date) and framed London arrival (May 25) in red. The cover opens well for Exhibit display. Two minor vertical file folds but extremely rare: unrecorded in 'May Dates' by Mike Jackson. Cert. David MacDonnell (1999).rnrnProvevance: Collection David Field.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 800 CHF
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    Lot# : 1559 Great Britain

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    1840: Mulready 1 d. black letter-sheet, Stereo A23, a used example from Hampton Court to Eaton Square, London beautifully hand-coloured in watercolours prior to sending, cancelled by "T.P. / Hampton Court" in black and by crisp Maltese Cross in red. Reverse with framed London arrival (26 May 1840). Addressed to Sir George Seymour (1787-1870) who commanded HMS Northumberland under Admiral Sir John Duckworth at the Battle of San Domingo during the Napoleonic Wars, later serving as Commander in Chief, Pacific Station and ending his career as an Admiral of the Fleet. Sensibly reinforced internally for protection, a most delightful and rare usage for the connoisseur. Cert. BPA (1998).rnrnProvenance: Collection Gaetano Vullo, Harmers, London, 12 Nov 2003.rn                   Spink, Ameripex Private Treaty List, New York, May 2016.rn 
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1560 Great Britain

    1840: Mulready 1 d. black envelope, Substituted Stereo A173, a used example from London to Wolverhampton cancelled by fine Maltese Cross in red (just touching the base of Britannia) with reverse showing London despatch cds (May 30) in black. Scarce - an early date of use for this replaced stereo Gi ME2d = £ 650.rn 
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 1561 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 2, lettered JF, a used example with good to large margins all round, neatly tied to small piece by Maltese Cross in red; at left Maltese Cross datestamp clearly dated "6 MY 6 / 1840" in black (first Official day of issue) and framed Glasgow arrival datestamp (May 8) in black. The adhesive with small trace of re-entry in the base of the North West square. A very rare usage of Plate 2 on Day of Issue Gi AS15k.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 16-17 July 1936, lot 13.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1562 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 1a, lettered EB, a used example with large even margins all round, tied to entire letter written from Chester on May 6th, by two strikes of the newly introduced Maltese Cross in red. Reverse with CHESTER double arc datestamp (7 May 1840) and London arrival (8 May). Fine letter with 'pop yourself into a Railway Carriage and come down to see us. I am sorry you did not come down to our Races on Monday - 20 horses started for the Tradesman's Cup - and a more splendid scene was never witnessed..'. Illustrated in Jackson's 'May Dates' on page 62 and discussed on page 63. A delightful second day of use entire Gi AS1tb = £ 20'000.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1563 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 1a, lettered HB, a fine example with large even margins all round (and showing the re-entries at top and at base), used on 1840 entire letter mailed from Oxford Street to the Strand, London tied by red Maltese Cross. Octagonal framed "MY 7 / 1840" datestamp displaying well on reverse: the second Official Day of Issue. Illustrated on page 64 in Jackson's "May Dates". A superb and extremely rare May Date in exceptional condition. Cert. RPSL (1987) Gi AS2(b)tb = £ 20'000. rnrnProvenance: Collection 'D.S.', Phillips, London, 18 June 1987, lot 56.
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1564 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. intense black, Plate 1a, lettered TL (basal shift), a used example of magnificent appearance from lower right corner of the sheet, imperceptibly touched at top with large sheet margins on two sides with part of inscription, tied to 1840 cover by bold strike of the Maltese Cross in red with circular datestamp at top (24 May 1840) - the third Sunday date. A rare cover of delightful aspect. Cert. RPSL (1977) Gi AS1ti = £ 14'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Gero Schmitz Le Hanne,rn                        DF, Geneva, Dec 2005, lot 31781.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1565 Great Britain

    1840: Mulready 1 d. black envelope, Stereo A176, a used example from Ardwick to Derby cancelled by Maltese Cross in red with reverse, opening well for display, showing ARDWICK straight line handstamp in black and double arc 'Manchester' cds in red (June 7, 1840). Backed for Exhibit display, a scarce and attractive cover.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
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    Lot# : 1566 Great Britain

    1840 (Oct 1): Mulready 1 d. black letter-sheet, stereo A24, with 'English and Scottish Law Fire and Life Assurance' printed advertisement, used within London from the Chief Office to the Temple, struck with neat Maltese Cross in black. Opens well for display with reverse showing "T.P. / Chief Office" Twopenny Post handstamp in black and framed arrival 'OC-1 / 1840' in red. A very fine and extremely early usage of the black Maltese Cross Gi = £ 825+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 1567 Great Britain

    1840: Mulready 1 d. black letter-sheet, Stereo A7, an 1844 used example from London to Haslemere cancelled by fine London "8" numeral obliterator in black. Reverse with London despatch cds (Sept 21) and superb double arc HASLEMERE arrival cds (Sept 22) in black alongside. A scarce usage - late usages of the 1 d. are much scarcer than the late usage of the 2 d. Mulready.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 1568 Great Britain

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    1840: Mulready 1 d. black letter-sheet, Stereo A1, a used example from Windsor to London at double rate, Britannia cancelled by bold Maltese Cross in black, up-rated for the double rate by 1841 1 d. red-brown on blued, plate 8, lettered EJ, tied by crisp Maltese Cross in black. Reverse with 'Windsor' double arc cds in black (May 23) and London arrival cds in red (May 24). File fold not affecting the fine appearance. Signed Ferchenbauer. Opinion Ferchenbauer (1997) Gi ME1 = £ 14'500.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1569 Great Britain

    1840: Mulready 1 d. black letter-sheet, Stereo A25, a used example from Uttoxeter to Broadway, Worcestershire cancelled by fine Maltese Cross in deep bright orange-red with UTTOXETER double arc cds alongside (25 June 1840) in same ink. Closed spike hole on front panel otherwise exceptionally attractive.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 1570 Great Britain

    1840: Mulready 1 d. black letter-sheet, stereo A66, a used example with "Jell's General & Commercial Envelope" with 27 advertisements below (incl. London Cemetry Co., O'Kelly's Hair Dye, Coal, Stoves, 'Tooth Ache permanently Cured', Shawls, Envelopes, Chapped Hands and Paper, Gi MA17h) sent locally in London from Charing Cross to Whitechapel cancelled by two strikes of the Maltese Cross in black with arrival (Jan 27, 1841) in red on reverse. Horizontal crease but scarce and not unattractive Gi = £ 825.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 1571 Great Britain

    1840: Mulready 1 d. black letter-sheet, stereo A18, a used example with "Jell's General & Commercial Envelope" with 29 advertisements below (incl. London Cemetry Co., O'Kelly's Hair Dye, Phrenology simplified, Coal, Stoves, 'Tooth Ache permanently Cured', Shirts, Envelopes, Chapped Hands, Gi MA17j) sent locally in London from Charles St. West to Whitechapel cancelled by Maltese Cross in black with 'Charles St West.' struck twice in blue alongside and arrival (Feb 12, 1841) in red on reverse. Horizontal crease but scarce and not unattractive Gi = £ 825.
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    Lot# : 1572 Great Britain

    1840: Mulready 1 d. black envelope, stereo A174, a used example mailed from Enniskillen to Dublin cancelled by red Maltese Cross. Reverse with two strikes of 'Enniskillen' double arc cds in black (Sept 26 and 27) and Dublin arrival (Sept 28) in red. Slight vertical crease but an attractive Irish usage Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 1573 Great Britain

    1840 (Sept 2): Mulready 2 d. blue letter-sheet, stereo a96, a used example with some creasing, mailed from Belemullet, Ireland to Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, cancelled by Maltese Cross in red with manuscript date '2 Sept 1840' at left. Reverse with 'Belmullet' double arc cds in red and Edinburgh transit in red (Sept 5). Despite imperfections an unusual Irish usage to this destination Gi = £ 2'000.
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    Lot# : 1574 Great Britain

    1840: Mulready 2 d. blue letter-sheet, Stereo a91, a used example from Kelso to Edinburgh cancelled by Maltese Cross in red with, displaying well on reverse, framed "Kelso" despatch (23 July 1840) in red with Edinburgh arrival of the following day alongside. Vertical file fold but an attractive usage Gi ME3 = £ 2'400.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 1575 Great Britain

    1840: Mulready 2 d. blue letter-sheet, Stereo a90, a used example from Truro to Penryn, Cornwall cancelled by fine Maltese Cross in black with framed Receiving House "No. 1" in black at right and rare usage of the double TRURO  datestamp (5 May 1841) struck in blue with double arc "Penryn" datestamp of freceipt in red (May 6). A most unusual and attractive usage with blue datestamp and black MC Gi ME3 = £ 2'400.rn 
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1576 Great Britain

    1840:: Mulready 2 d. blue letter-sheet, stereo a98, a slightly soiled and creased used example mailed from Pimlico to Chelsea, a late usage in 1847 cancelled by "67" barred numeral with "Pimlico" at right, both struck in black. Reverse with framed 'FE-19 / 1847' datestamp in red. Scarce Gi = £ 2'400.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 1577 Great Britain

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    1840: Mulready 2 d. blue letter-sheet, Stereo a95, a locally used example within London cancelled by fine Maltese Cross in black and, below, with "T.P. / Holborn Bart" receivers marking in red. Reverse with London datestamp (4 March 1842) in red. Ironed vertical file fold and minor imperfection, but an unusual London usage. Cert. RPSL (2017) Gi ME3 = £ 2'400.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 1578 Great Britain

    1840: Mulready 2 d. blue envelope, stereo a200, an unused example, extremely fresh and fine Gi = £ 450.
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    Lot# : 1579 Great Britain

    1840: Mulready selection with 1 d. black and 2 d. blue letter-sheets unused, 1 d. black and 2 d. blue (2) envelopes unused, 2 d. blue envelope used from Walsall to London (addressee's name erased) and forged 1 d. black envelope mailed to Portugal in 1888 with additional adhesives missing. A scarce group Gi = £ 4'500+.
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    Lot# : 1580 Great Britain

    1840: Caricature of the Mulready envelope, "The New Post Office Envelope from a design by Moll-Roony", overlapped by a front of the original, published by Thomas White in the Morning Post on February 11, 1840 and signed at lower left 'C.J.G.' but artist unknown, with the British Lion asleep and wearing a head-scarf etc. Some creasing as to be expected but a most unusual survivor.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 1581 Great Britain

    Mulready Caricatures 1840: Fores's "Hunting Envelope" No. 4, an unused example with all illustrations contemporarily hand-painted in watercolours. A most attractive Caricature.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 1582 Great Britain

    Mulready Caricatures 1840: Southgate Caricature No. 5, a used example endorsed at top "Prepaid" in manuscript, mailed from London to Storrington, Sussex and struck with "St. Maryl. / 1 py. P.P." in black and by framed London Tombstone datestamp in red (18 July 1840). Reverse with one flap missing and two others with minor faults but a most attractive usage - unlisted by Jarvis, Bodily & Hahn and used two days prior to their listing - thus making this the earliest of the 27 known examples. Attractive and rare.rnrnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons, London, 21-23 Feb 1968, lot 11.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1583 Great Britain

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    Mulready Caricatures 1840: Southgate Caricature No. 2, a used example mailed from Dublin to Fort Granite, Baltinglass (the addressee, Miss Saunders was destined to receive no less than 5 caricatures: Southagte 1+2 and Spooner's 4, 6 and 7) and struck with framed Dublin datestamp in red (25 June 1840) and manuscript '1' of prepayment in red. Illustrated by Jarvis, Bodily & Hahn on page 46. One of just 37 examples recorded in used condition and the earliest recorded Irish usage. Attractive and rare. Cert. RPSL (2012).rnrnProvenance: RL, London, 21 Feb 1967, lot 45.rn                   RL, London, 10 Feb 1971, lot 1100.rn                   Collection Ritchie Bodily, Phillips, London, 14 March 1991, lot 28.rn                   Collection 'Illustrious', RL, London, 3 March 1992, lot 10.rn                   rn 
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1584 Great Britain

    Mulready Caricatures 1840: R.W.Hume 'Britannia Seated on an Egg' caricature envelope, State 3 with number '1' on flap, with additional inscription and advertisement for Lawrie & Knight on inside, used to Ryde, Isle of Wight and franked by 1840 1 d. black, plate 4, lettered JC, touched at left and with large margins on three sides, tied by neat Maltese Cross in red. Flap at left with London despatch cds (25 July 1840) in red. Illustrated in Jarvis, Bodily & Hahn on page 87. Typical small imperfections but extraordinarily rare.rnrnProvenance: Collection Charles Nissen Stock, Stanley Gibbons, London, 30 March 1978, lot 91rn                   Collection Ritchie Bodily, Phillips, London, 14 March 1991, lot 20.rn                   Collection 'Illustrious', RL, London, 3 March 1992, lot 22.
    Starting bid : 7,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1585 Great Britain

    Penny postage envelope, Deraedemaeker reproduction 1900 (March 27): Gilpin envelope to promote the 'Ocean Penny Postage' showing a design by Henry Anelay, this design modified by F. Deraedemaeker decades later with 'DEREADEMAEKER FECIT' notion on the SE corner, the envelope bearing Belgium King Leopold blue (SG 85), tied by "BRUXELLES  DEPART" cds and sent to Plymouth, reverse with March 28 arrival cds.rnF. Deraedemaeker was a Belgium lithographer who created reproductions of several Penny Postage envelopes among others in the 1890s. It appears that he has worked closely with Jean-Baptiste Moens (1833-1908). Several Deaedemaeker reproductions were personally addresses by Moens shortly before his retirement in 1900 including this one. The address in Moens' handwriting gives as the addressee "Monsieur A. Preston Pearce". Albert Preston Pearce (1873-1957) was a bank manager in Plymouth, he specialised in Revenues and researched stamped papers used in France 1673-1791. From 1897 he was a regular contributor to 'Stamps' on revenue topics, in 1900 he became Editor of 'Morley's Philatelic Journal'.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 1586 Great Britain

    1840/1902: Die Proof, reprinted from the Rejected Die for the 1 d. value - two examples on unwatermarked cream paper (92 x 63 mm.), printed in yellow-green, without smudges below ONE and NNY of PENNY. Fresh and very fine, of great rarity and an exquisitely attractive Proof Gi DP8(b) = £ 22'000.rnrnNote: For further reference on this Proof see the Reginald M- Phillips collection at the National Postal Museum, Volume XXI, page 48 where all six colours in pairs are shown.
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1587 Great Britain

    1840/1919: Die Proof, reprinted from the Rejected Die for the 1 d. value, on watermarked Small Star paper with marginal lines at base (76 x 83 mm.) printed in ultramarine, without smudges below ONE and NNY of PENNY. Fresh and very fine, of great rarity Gi DP8(c) = £ 18'000.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1588 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. grey-black, Plate 1a, lettered TL, an unused example with clear to large margins all round, showing prominent basal shift, of fine appearance with small circular adhesion on reverse, somewhat aged large part og. A very rare Plate in unused condition. Cert. RPSL (1944) Gi AS3c = £ 21'000+.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 18-19 Jan 1965, lot 6.rn                        Harmers, London, 3-4 July 1961, lot 181.rn                        Harmers, London, 15 April 1998, lot 704rn                        Collection Sayeed, Spink, London, May 2002, lot 2111.
    Starting bid : 4,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1589 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. grey-black, Plate 1a, lettered SA, an unused example with good to large margins all round, of excellent freshness and colour, minor wrinkle on large part og. An extremely rare stamp. Cert. RPSL (1947) Gi = £ 21'000.
    Starting bid : 4,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1590 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. grey-black, Plate 1a, lettered CJ-CK, a horizontal pair with large even margins all round, cancelled by two strikes of the Maltese Cross in red. A splendid and scarce multiple Gi AS2 = £ 1'800.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 1591 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. grey-black, Plate 1a, lettered FK-FLC, a horizontal pair with ample to large margins all round and showing considerable plate wear (and not just in the usual lower right corner), cancelled by two strikes of the Maltese Cross in red. A scarce and attractive multiple Gi AS2 = £ 1'800.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 1592 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. grey-black, Plate 1a, lettered KE-KH, a horizontal strip of four with clear margin above KE otherwise with large margins all round, showing the characteristic greying at lower right, neatly cancelled by Maltese Crosses in red. A charming and very scarce multiple, superb Gi AS2.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1593 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. grey-black, Plate 1a, lettered CB, a used example with large margins all round, neatly tied to 1840 cover from London to Waterford cancelled by the Maltese Cross struck in black - extraordinarily rare on this Plate - with reverse showing London despatch cds (March 30) and 'Waterford' double arc arrival cds (April 2) in black. Rare. Cert. RPSL (1996) Gi AS2f= £ 1'100 off cover.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1594 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 1b, lettered BH, a used example with good to huge margins all round, in a deep shade and cancelled by neat red Maltese Cross, clearly showing the right vertical sideline re-cut. A fine and attractive stamp. Signed Holcombe.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 1595 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 1b, lettered AA/BA, variety "Inverted Watermark", a vertical pair with enormous margins all round and portion of two adjoining stamps at right, of good colour and cancelled by two strikes of the Maltese Cross in red. A superb and scarce multiple, vertical pairs being considerably scarcer than horizontal: whilst a block of four and a strip of four of this variety on cover exist, a pair is the next largest multiple known and this must rate as the finest. Signed Giulio Bolaffi Gi 2Wi = £ 5'000/AS5l = £ 5'000+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Lanterna', Harmers, London, 16 May 2006, lot 11.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1596 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. grey-black, Plate 2, lettered LK, an unused example with good to large margins all round and small portion of adjoining stamp at top, of excellent freshness and colour, merest wrinkle on large part og. An extremely rare and fine stamp. Cert. BPA (2015) Gi = £ 12'000.
    Starting bid : 4,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1597 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 2, lettered QG, an unused example with good to large margins all round, of excellent freshness and clarity of colour, merest wrinkle on large part og. An extremely rare and fine stamp. Cert. RPSL (1986) Gi = £ 12'000.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1598 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 2, lettered HB-HC, a horizontal pair with good to large margins all round, of good colour and cancelled by two strikes of the Maltese Cross in red. A superb and scarce multiple Gi AS15 = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
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    Lot# : 1599 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 3, lettered OI, a used example with clear to large margins all round, neatly cancelled by near complete Maltese Cross in red.
    Starting bid : 130 CHF
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    Lot# : 1600 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 3, lettered DD, a used example with good to large margins all round, neatly tied to 1840 cover from Liverpool to Stourbridge by Maltese Cross in red with rare usage of "P.L." handstamp at left (Posted Late). Reverse with Liverpool double arc cds (Aug 4) in red. A fresh and fine cover.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 1601 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 4, lettered MG, a superb used example with large margins all round, tied to small piece by crisp Maltese Cross in red with FARNHAM datestamp below (Sept 29, 1840) in black. Delightful. Signed Hassel, Basel Gi AS23.rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 182, September 2013, lot 855.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 1602 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 4, lettered IE-IH, a horizontal strip of four with large margins all round, each stamp with individual Maltese Cross in red and small trace of datestamp at base in black, of vibrant freshness and superb for such a multiple. Cert. Holcombe (1991) Gi AS25. rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 83, September 1991, lot 5290.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1603 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 4, lettered AI, a fine example with large even margins all round and showing some wear to the Plate, used on local Edinburgh entire letter to Queen Street tied by two strikes of the red Maltese Cross. Reverse with Edinburgh datestamp (Sept 24) struck in red. File folds well away from the adhesive, a fine entire.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 1604 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 4, lettered AH, a used example with good to large margins all round, tied to 1840 entire letter endorsed 'Prepaid' from London to Sunderland by neat Maltese Cross in red. Overweight and struck with circular MORE / TO / PAY in red with manuscript '2' (double the deficiency) in ink at left. File folds well away from the adhesive, a fine cover.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 1605 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 5, lettered NE-NG, a horizontal strip of three with good to large margins all round in a rich shade, cancelled by Maltese Crosses in red. A fine and very scarce multiple. Cert. RPSL (2005) Gi AS25.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
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    Lot# : 1606 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. grey-black, Plate 5, lettered MA, good to large margins all round, tied to 1841 cover from Hull to Manchester by smudged black Maltese Cross. Reverse with 'Hull' double arc despatch cds in black (March 13). Minor edge wear to the letter-sheet but a fine stamp.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 1607 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 6, lettered LC, an unused example with large margins on three sides, close but clear at top, in a rich deep shade, fresh and very fine, large part og. Rare. Cert. RPSL (1985) Gi = £ 13'000.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1608 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 6, lettered GL, a used example with large margins all round, neatly cancelled by Maltese Cross in red. An extremely fine and attractive stamp Gi = £ 375.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 1609 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 7, lettered LC, an unused example with ample to large margins on all sides, in a rich deep shade, fresh and very fine, large part og. Rare. Cert. BPA (1960) Gi AS44 = £ 13'000.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1610 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 7, lettered SK-SL, a horizontal pair with large even margins and sheet marginal at right, of rich deep colour and cancelled by two strikes of the Maltese Cross in orange-red. A superb and scarce multiple. Signed Ferchenbauer Gi AS44 = £ 2'000.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1611 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 7, lettered OG, a used with large margins all round, tied to 1840 cover to Barnards Castle by two strikes of Maltese Cross in red. Reverse with London (Aug 14) despatch cds. An attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 1612 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 8, lettered HL, an unused example with good to large margins on all sides, particularly so at left, in a rich deep shade, fresh and fine, large part og. Rare. Cert. RPSL (1951) Gi AS46 = £ 16'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Ernest Dale, Stanley Gibbons, 10-11 June 1969, lot 50.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 4,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1613 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. intense black, Plate 8, lettered PC-PD, a horizontal pair with good to large margins all round, of rich deep colour and cancelled by two neat strikes of the Maltese Cross in black. Gibbons do not list 'intense' on this plate however it is hard to dispute when seeing this pair. A superb and scarce multiple Gi AS46 = £ 2'400.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1614 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 9, lettered SJ-SK, a used horizontal pair with good to large margins all round, neatly cancelled by bold strikes of the Maltese Cross in black. A rare multiple from this Plate. Cert. RPSL (2005) Gi AS56 = £ 2'500.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1615 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 10, lettered FL, a used example with large margins all round and showing portions of three adjoining stamps, neatly tied to 1841 entire letter to Warwick by Maltese Cross in black with reverse showing 'Stratford-On-Avon' despatch cds (April 17) in black. Rare and very fine entire Gi AS66 = £ 3'500.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
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    Lot# : 1616 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. grey-black, Plate 11, lettered JK-JL, a horizontal pair with huge margins on three sides and close but clear at left, cancelled by two strikes of the Maltese Cross in black. Minimal wrinkle but an absolutely lovely and extremely rare multiple from this most elusive of Plates Gi AS72 = £ 18'000.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 16-17 July 1936, lot 17.rn                        Collection Litchfield, RL, London, 1 Oct 1950, lot 215.rn                        Phillips, London, 29 Oct 19992, lot 238.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1617 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 11, lettered JJ, a used example with good to large margins all round and showing portion of adjoining stamp at top, lightly tied to 1841 large part cover endorsed 'Paid' from London to the Queen's Foundry, Sheffield by Maltese Cross in black. Lower flap missing but with London despatch (May 19) and part Sheffield arrival (May 20) in red. Tiny stain at top right but a very rare stamp on letter and choice example. Cert. BPA (1959, photocopy) Gi AS73 = £ 16'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection J.B. Seymour, RL, London, 6 June 1951, lot 583.rn                        Harmers, London, 15-17 Feb 1965, lot 544.rn                        RL, London, 10 March 1994, lot 4378.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1618 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 11, lettered RK, a used example with good to large margins all round tied to 1841 cover from Newcastle to Alston by Maltese Cross in black. Reverse with 'Newcastle-On-Tyne' double arc datestamp (March 29) of despatch. A fine and extremely rare cover. Cert. RPSL (1985) Gi AS73 = £ 16'000.rnrnProvenance: Harmers, London, 22-24 Feb 1971, lot 175.rn                        Spink, London, 9 May 2008, lot 1246.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1619 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 1, lettered PC, a used example in a full rich shade, with large even margins all round, neatly cancelled by a bright red Maltese Cross. Delightful and rare so fine Gi DS4 = £ 1'900.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 1620 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 1, lettered KG, a used example in a pale shade, with large even margins all round, neatly cancelled by a bright red Maltese Cross. Delightful and rare so fine Gi DS6 = £ 975.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 1621 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 1, lettered HI, a used example in a rich bright shade, with large even margins all round, neatly cancelled by a bright red Maltese Cross. A lovely stamp and rare so fine Gi DS1 = £ 1'100.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 1622 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 1, lettered OL, a used example in a bright shade, with large to enormous margins all round and portions of adjoining stamp at top and sheet marginal imprint at right, lightly cancelled by a red Maltese Cross. Tiny wrinkle but exquisite and rare in such exceptional quality Gi DS5 = £ 975.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 1623 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 1, lettered OL, a used example with good to large margins all round, neatly cancelled by a bright 'rustic' red Maltese Cross. A fine and most attractive stamp Gi DS6 = £ 975.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
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    Lot# : 1624 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. pale blue, Plate 1, lettered GA-GB, a used horizontal pair with good to very large margins all round, neatly cancelled by Maltese Crosses in red. A scarce and attractive pair Gi DS6 = £ 2'000.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1625 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 1, lettered DH, a used example in a bright shade, with large even margins all round, tied to 1840 cover from Beccles to Norwich tied by a neat Maltese Cross in red. Reverse with 'Beccles' circular datestamp in red (July 26) and Norwich arrival (July 27) in black. Fresh and very fine, an exceptional and most attractive cover Gi DS5 = £ 2'500.rnNote: This stamp would have formed a pair with the cover in the next lot.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 1626 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 1, lettered CH, a used example in a bright shade, with very large even margins all round, tied to 1840 cover from Beccles to Norwich tied by a neat Maltese Cross in red. Reverse with 'Beccles' despatch datestamp in red (Nov 1) and part Norwich arrival in black. Fresh and very fine, an exceptional and most attractive cover Gi DS5 = £ 2'500.rnrnProvenance: Collection Wills, 1989.rnNote: This stamp would have formed a pair with the cover in the previous lot.rn 
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 1627 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 1, lettered KA-KB, a used horizontal pair with ample to good margins all round, tied to 1841 cover from Edinburgh to London by two strikes of the Maltese Cross in black. File fold crosses the right hand stamp, reverse with Edimburgh despatch cds (Nov 24) in red and London arrival cds in red. A scarce franking Gi = £ 2'500.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 1628 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 1, lettered LC, a used example with good even margins all round, variety "Watermark Inverted", neatly cancelled by a red Maltese Cross. A fine and most attractive example of this rare variety Gi DS6a = £ 6'000.rn 
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 1629 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 2, lettered QD, a used example in a rich 'deep full blue' shade, with large to enormous margins all round and portions of adjoining stamps at top and at right, lightly cancelled by a near complete black Maltese Cross. Rare in such exceptional quality Gi DS1 = £ 1'100.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 1630 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 2, lettered QD, a used example in a rich shade, with large to enormous margins all round and portions of adjoining stamps at left and at right, lightly cancelled by a black Maltese Cross. Exquisite and rare in such exceptional quality Gi DS8 = £ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 1631 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 2, lettered QE-QF, a used horizontal pair with good to large margins all round, each stamp neatly cancelled by upright Maltese Cross in black. Superb and scarce. Signed Ferchenbauer Gi DS8 = £ 2'500.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 1632 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 2, lettered HE-HF/IE-IF, a used block of four in a pale matt shade, with good all round with HF just touched at right, scissor cut between HF/IF and a minor bend on left hand stamps not affecting the dramatic appearance in any way; lightly cancelled by individual strikes of the Maltese Cross in black. An extremely rare block - large multiples, especially from Plate 2, are great rarities Gi DS8 = £ 32'000.rnrnProvenance: RL, London, 1 June 1949, lot 237.rn                        RL, London, 10 May 1966, lot 156.rn                        Collection John O. Griffiths, RL, London, 27 June 1985, lot 4224.rn                        Phillips, London, 9 June 1988, lot 210.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1633 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, Die I, lettered OE, a fine used example with ample to large margins all round showing a portion of adjoining stamp at right, tied to an exquisite 1844 Valentine's envelope by a neat strike of the Maltese Cross in black. Fine filigree lace on reverse of envelope with complete impressed wax seal "TRUTH / IS / STRONG" and crisp ENNIS cds in black (Feb 14). A most attractive cover.rn 
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1634 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, a used example with clear to large margins all round, used on a complete example of the "Post Magazine" (number 213) mailed from London to Tattingstone near Ipswich tied by London "11" numeral obliterator in black. Reverse with London despatch cds (July 17) and Ipswich double arc cds of receipt (July 18). The "Post Magazine" contained articles this with an article on Napoleon's tomb), advertisements, space for a letter to be written and addressed, all for 1½d. A late usage of this magazine - it is far rarer to find examples used with an 1840 1 d. black than with an 1841 1 d. red. A rare entire.rnrnProvenance: Phillips, London, 31 Oct 1991, lot 42.rn                   RL, London, 3 March 1992, lot 207.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1635 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on lightly blued paper, Plate 80, lettered MA-ML/NA-NL, a used block of twenty-four and OA-OL/RA-RL in a used block of forty-eight forming a complete block of seventy-two, originally used on piece of brown parcel paper which has now been removed, each stamp cancelled by '101' numeral obliterator of Ixworth. Various faults including a a few small tears and creases but without doubt the largest used multiple of the issue: this multiple would have paid a rate of 36 ounces (2lb. 4oz). A great rarity and a phenomenal Exhibition item for the connoisseur.rnrnProvenance: RL, London, 10 Feb 1970, lot 137.rn                   Collection John O. Griffiths, RL, 27 June 1985, lot 4252.rn                   DF, Geneva, 21-25 May 2005, lot 31354.
    Starting bid : 4,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1636 Great Britain

    1841 (Registered Nov 3): 1 d. red-brown, Plate 19, a complete used reconstruction of the plate of 240 subjects, each stamp cancelled by black Maltese Cross, largely fair to fine examples of good appearance, many with four margins and showing the plethora of shades produced on the blued paper, with all the listed Double check letters, Basal Shifts and 'J' flaws, prominent horizontal guide line on CE and CF etc. A remarkable and extremely attractive reconstruction Gi BS8a/BS8g = £ 16'800+.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1637 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue, Plate 3, lettered FA-FD/GA-GD, an unused block of eight with ample to large margins all round, sheet marginal at left with imprint "Back be careful not to remove the Ce(ment)", GD with 'Double Letter' variety, of outstanding colour and freshness, each stamp overprinted SPECIMEN (Type 1) in black. Full unmounted og., a truly magnificent and spectacular multiple for the Line Engraved connoisseur Gi ES11s + ES11sh = £ 72'000+.rnrnProvenance: Heinrich Köhler, Wiesbaden, Sept 2006, lot 868.
    Starting bid : 25,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1638 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue, pl. 3, lettered HJ, an unused example with narrow margins just touched at left corner, 2 d. blue pl. 4, lettered JK with three margins and small part og., a used example on cover with London '17' numeral and 1855 Die I, perf. 14 2 d. blue, pl. 4 (GJ) and 2 d. blue pl. 5 (LJ), good used.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 1639 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue, Plate 3, lettered BD-BE/SD-SE, an unused block of four in a resonant deep shade, ample margins all round but touched over the E square at lower right, the reverse showing Ivory Heads and with superb near full large part og. A block of charming appearance and of great rarity Gi = £ 42'000.rnrnProvenance: RL, London, 21 Oct 1953, lot 421. As a block of twelve: RB-RE/TB-TE..rn                    Collection Dr. Barer, RL, London, 27 Jan 1954, lot 209. As a block of twelve.rn                    Stanley Gibbonsm London, 9 March 1965, lot 1111. As a block of twelve.rn                    RL, London, 18 Sept 1990, lot 3486. As a block of twelve.rn                    Collection David Barton, March 2009. As a block of four.rn                    Collection Lord Steinberg, Sotheby's, London, 21 Sept 2011, lot 40. As a block of four.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1640 Great Britain

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    1841: 2 d. blue, Plate 4, lettered EA, a spectacular used example with enormous margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at right, neatly cancelled by '29' numeral obliterator of Ashburton, Devon well struck in blue. Exceptional and most attractive. Cert. RPSL (2003) Gi ES14wb = £ 3'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Cawardine, Spink, London, 20 Sept 2001, lot 1829.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 1641 Great Britain

    1841 (March 13): 2 d. blue, plate 3, an irregular used block of eleven, lettered OB-PJ / PI-PJ, with touched to large margins all round, cancelled by Maltese Crosses in black; OG showing the re-entry, OJ with 'J' flaw. A couple of small vertical scissor cuts, one on OC and the other at the base of the block but a most unusual and extremely scarce multiple Gi ES11 = £ 1'000+.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 1642 Great Britain

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    1841: 2 d. blue, Plate 3, lettered RG-RL/TG-TL, a used block of eighteen, margins touched to ample, each stamp cancelled by '876' numeral obliterator of Whitchurch in black, two closed tears at base of block and a couple of creases do not detract from an impressive multiple: the fourth largest multiple from Plate 3 in the Karl Louis card index. Rare. Cert. BPA (1996) Gi E1(2).rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Daisy', RL, London, 8 Oct 1996, lot 383.rn                        Bonhams, London, 10-12 Sept 2003, lot 1787.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1643 Great Britain

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    1850: Henry Archer Trial Perforation 16, 1d. red-brown, plate 100, CK, cancelled with London Chief Office "16" numeral used on 5 May 1854 front of lettersheet to the "Bank of Scotland, Glasgow" with arrival datestamp of 6 May 1854. The 1d. with perfect perforations, adhesive and front (minor tear at bottom) in a very fresh state of preservation. The 1d. adhesive is not tied to the letter-sheet front, but with well preserved gum on reverse where it is not stuck on the front. From the "Bank of Scotland" correspondence well known for the use of Henry Archer Perforation trials between April and June 1854 with nine covers recorded in Karl Louis Register, thereof two in the Phillips collection, N.P.M. London. Cert. Karl Louis BPP (2019) Gi No 16b (Spec. CE2) = £ 1'800.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 1644 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, Plate 4, lettered TH, a used example with large sheet margin at base with part inscription "(HA)ND SIDE of the", the stamp shved at right with large margins on other two sides, tied to 1840 entire letter from London to Dublin by Maltese Cross in red with reverse showing London despatch (June 2) and Dublin (June 4) arrival datestamps. A delightful and rare usage.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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