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  • Lot# : 5001 Great Britain

    1705 (Nov. 18): Small early 'NO/20' oval Bishop Mark in black from Edinburgh, fine and clear strike on entire letter to London Strand. Scarce RL 1001.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5002 Great Britain

    1744 (Aug. 12): 'AB' Armée Britannique circle handstamp in black used during Austrian Succession War, struck on entire lettersheet from 'Camp in Anstaing' (France) to Anvers, Belgium. Fine and scarce.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 5003 Great Britain

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    Lot# : 5004 Great Britain

    1803 (Oct. 8): Entire letter from 'La Carogne', Spain to London, showing circular 'VAPOR / CORUNA' and italic boxed 'Via France & Germy.' handstamps in red with additional 'FOREIGN OFFICE 1803 / DE 3' on reverse. Letter with 'frco. London Dec. ... 1803' in manuscript and forwarded to Providence, Rhode Island. Lettersheet with broken folds, partly backed and reinforced with hinges, unusual forwarded transatlantic letter from Spain to USA via Great Britain. Very rare. So far the only known handstamp - not listed in Van der Linden. Ex collection Hermann Hader.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 5005 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1a, lettered BL, a used example with enormous margins all round, cancelled by neat Maltese Cross in red. Tiny thin spot under the chin mentioned for accuracy, a stamp of superlative appearance Gi = £ 375.rnrnProvenance: Robson Lowe, Basel, 25 Oct 1979, lot 1052.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5006 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1a, lettered FH, a used example with enormous margins all round, cancelled by Maltese Cross in red. Very fine Gi = £ 375.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 25 Jan 1985, lot 77.
    Starting bid : 160.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5007 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1a, lettered ME, a used example with enormous margins all round, lightly tied to small piece by neat Maltese Cross in red. Superb Gi = £ 375.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, Basel, 25 Oct 1979, lot 1063.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 160.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5008 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1a, lettered OH, a used example with large even margins all round, tied to small piece by Maltese Cross in red with reverse of piece showing Glasgow datestamp (Aug 5, 1840) datestamp in black. Very fine Gi = £ 375.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 25 Jan 1985, lot 84.rn 
    Starting bid : 160.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5009 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1a, lettered OK, a used example with large even margins all round, tied to large piece by Maltese Cross in red with reverse of piece showing Glasgow datestamp (June 12, 1840) datestamp in black. Very fine Gi = £ 375.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 25 Jan 1985, lot 85.
    Starting bid : 160.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5010 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1a, lettered SH, a used example with good to large margins all round, tied to small piece by neat complete strike of Maltese Cross in red. Very fine Gi = £ 375.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 12 June 1989, lot 1056.rn 
    Starting bid : 160.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5011 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1a, lettered TL, with thick base line and showing filled 'O' of POSTAGE at top, a used example with good to huge margins all round, tied to small piece by neat complete strike of Maltese Cross in red with further strike of the Maltese Cross adjacent, a practice found at Spilsby, Lincolnshire. Superb Gi AS2a = £ 425.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 11 June 1997, lot 62.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5012 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. grey black, worn plate, pl. 1a, lettered AE, just touched at lower left, otherwise very large margins, tied by red Maltese Cross to 1840 entire from Manchester dated "May 11 1840" inside to Shropshire; and second cover with 1 d. black, pl. 2, lettered NF, good to large margins, centrally cancelled by neat red Maltese Cross but not tied to cover to Saxmundham, backstamped at Bungay (27 May 1840) Gi. = £5'250.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5013 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. intense black, plate 1b, an early impression lettered AF, used with large to huge margins all round, showing portion of adjoining stamp at left and part sheet marginal inscription at top, cancelled by Maltese Cross in red. Superb Gi AS4 = £ 525.rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 74, Zurich, 25 March 1987, lot 3902.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5014 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1b, lettered BG, a used example with large even margins all round, tied to small piece by Maltese Cross in red. Very fine. Cert. Raybaudi (1991) Gi = £ 375.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 160.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5015 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1b, lettered DF, showing NE of ONE nearly joined, a used example with good to large margins all round, cancelled by Maltese Cross in red. Very fine Gi AS5g = £ 400.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 15 Jan 1985, lot 91.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5016 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1b, lettered IK, a used example with large even margins all round, cancelled by Maltese Cross in orange-red. Superb Gi = £ 375.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 15 Jan 1985, lot 96.
    Starting bid : 160.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5017 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1b, lettered MC, a used example with variety "Watermark Inverted", good to large margins all round, cancelled by Maltese Cross in red. Trivial thin spot on Queen's nose mentioned for complete accuracy, nevertheless a very fine example of a rare stamp AS5hl = £ 2'000 /Gi = £ 2'500. rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 14 July 1985, lot 608.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 5018 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1b, lettered MF, showing 'M' with double letter flaw, a used example with large even margins all round, cancelled by near complete strike of the Maltese Cross in red. Superb Gi AS5f = £ 425.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 15 Jan 1985, lot 101.
    Starting bid : 160.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5019 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1b, lettered OH, a used example with large even margins all round and trace of adjoining stamp at base, used on piece tied by Maltese Cross in red. Reverse of piece with "Chelmsford" cds (Dec 14) and London arrival (Dec 15) in red. Very fine Gi = £ 375.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 15 Jan 1985, lot 102.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5020 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1b, lettered PI, a used example with large even margins all round, unusually cancelled by black Maltese Cross. Very fine Gi = £ 375.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5021 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1b, lettered SJ, a used example with large even margins all round, neatly cancelled by red Maltese Cross leaving the profile clear. Very fine Gi = £ 375.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 17 Sept 1991, lot 600.
    Starting bid : 160.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5022 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1b, lettered II, a used example with large even margins all round, tied to 1841 entire letter from the Angel Brewery to Rochester, tied by Maltese Cross in black, leaving the slight re-entry markings in NE corner square clear. "Bishopsgate St." handstamp below the adhesive and reverse with despatch cds (Feb 16). File fold well away from the adhesive, a fine entire.rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 74, Zurich, 25 March 1987, lot 3916.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5023 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 2, lettered II, an unused example with large even margins all round, slight surface scratch at centre right and small thin spot, regummed. Despite the imperfections, a fine appearing unused example. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 12'500.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5024 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 2, lettered HA, showing defective 'H', a used example with fine to large margins all round with portion of adjoining stamp at top, cancelled by near complete strike of the Maltese Cross in red. Superb Gi AS14k = £ 450.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 11 June 1997, lot 67.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5025 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 2, lettered IF, a used example with large even margins all round, tied to small piece by complete strike of the Maltese Cross in red. Superb Gi = £ 375.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 11 June 1997, lot 69.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5026 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 2, lettered OI, a used example with large even margins all round, lightly cancelled by Maltese Cross in red. Superb Gi = £ 375.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, Basel, 25 Oct 1979, lot 1092.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5027 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 2, lettered QD, a used example with large even margins all round, extremely lightly cancelled by Maltese Cross in red. Very fine Gi = £ 375.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, Basel, 25 Oct 1979, lot 1093.
    Starting bid : 160.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5028 Great Britain

    Unfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.

    Lot# : 5029 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 2, lettered II, a used example with large margins all round, tied to 1840 cover from London to Saxmundham by Maltese Cross in red with "Ludgate Str." in black at left. Reverse with despatch cds (Aug 7) in red. File fold well away from the adhesive, a fine cover. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 750.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5030 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, plate 2, lettered RI, a used example with good margins all round, tiny inclusion in margrin only at right, tied to 1840 cover to Halifax by Maltese Cross in pink and by double arc "FALMOUTH" cds (Oct 19) in same ink. Small closed tear at top of cover well away from the adhesive. Scarce. Cert. BPA (1979) Gi = £ 750+.rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 74, Zurich, 25 March 1987, lot 3915.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5031 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 3, lettered OI, a used example with good to large margins all round, cancelled by Maltese Cross in red. Very fine Gi = £ 500.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, Basel, 25 Oct 1979, lot 1114.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5032 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 4, lettered AL, a used example with large to huge margins all round, cancelled by Maltese Cross in red. Superb Gi = £ 400.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, Basel, 25 Oct 1979, lot 1121.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5033 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 4, lettered ID, a used example with fine margins all round, lightly cancelled by Maltese Cross in red, tiny thin spot in top margin but an attractive stamp Gi = £ 400.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5034 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 4, lettered OA, a used example with good to large margins all round, cancelled by crisp strike of the Maltese Cross in red, tiny thin spot but of superb appearance Gi = £ 400.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, Basel, 25 Oct 1979, lot 1033.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5035 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 4, lettered OG, a used example with good to large margins all round, tied to small piece by complete strike of the Maltese Cross in orange. Very fine Gi = £ 400.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 160.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5036 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 4, lettered TK-TL, a used horizontal pair, corner marginal from base of sheet, large to enormous margins all round, each cancelled by crisp strikes of the Maltese Cross in red. An exceptional multiple of magnificent appearance Gi = £ 1'250.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 10 June 1998, lot 1224.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5037 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, plate 4, lettered AA, a used example with ample to large margins all round and showing part sheet marginal inscription at top "(PRICE 1d. Per L(abel)", tied to 18 February 1841 cover to Bridgewater, Somerset by Maltese Cross in black. Reverse with Malmesbury despatch in black. An exceptional and extremely rare cover. Cert. BPA (1977) Gi = £ 850.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 3 June 1999, lot 1285.
    Starting bid : 850.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5038 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, plate 5, lettered QA, an unused example with clear to large margins all round, slightest central thin spot, regummed but of fine and fresh appearance for an unused example. Cert. A. Diena Gi = £ 12'500.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5039 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 5, lettered PI, a used example with large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at right, lightly cancelled by Maltese Cross in red. Superb Gi = £ 375.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, Basel, 25 Oct 1979, lot 1144.
    Starting bid : 160.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5040 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 5, lettered RB, a used example with good to large margins all round, tied to small piece by blurred red Maltese Cross with fine double arc ARUNDEL datestamp adjacent (Oct 3, 1840) in red. An attractive usage Gi = £ 375.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, Basel, 25 Oct 1979, lot 1145.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5041 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 5, lettered RE, a used example with large even margins all round, tiny scissor cut in margin only at lower right, tied to small piece by Maltese Cross in red. A fine stamp Gi = £ 375.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 11 Jan 1984, lot 171.
    Starting bid : 160.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5042 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 5, lettered MH, a used example with good to large margins all round with portion of adjoining stamp at right, used on 1841 cover from Whitby to Bridlington Quay, tied by black Maltese Cross. BRIDLINGTON cds at left (April 27) on obverse and Whitby cds on reverse (April 26). A fine cover Gi = £ 775.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 3 June 1999, lot 1302.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5043 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 6, lettered AK, a used example with large even margins all round, used on small piece tied by Maltese Cross in orange-red with double arc HULL cds alongside (Sept 1, 1840). Very fine Gi = £ 375.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 15 Jan 1985, lot 148.
    Starting bid : 160.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5044 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, pl. 6, lettered DE, very large margined example, tied by two red Maltese Crosses to 1840 letter sheet from Portsmouth (Dec. 29) to London. Redirected within London with handstruck "1" for additional charge and Charing Cross handstamp for redespatch. The adhesive is slightly cresed, but nevertheless a charming cover. 
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5045 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 6, lettered HE, a used example with good to large even margins all round, used on 1840 cover to Newark tied by superb strike of the Maltese Cross in red with equally fine UTTOXETER despatch cds (Dec 8) at left. File fold well away from the adhesive, a charming cover Gi = £ 775.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 18 June 1996, lot 118.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5046 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 7, lettered BG, a used example with huge even margins all round and showing portions of adjoining stamps on three sides, cancelled by Maaltese Cross in red. A truly exceptional stamp Gi = £ 375.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5047 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, pl. 7, lettered RD, a used example with good margins all round, used on 1840 entire letter from Edinburgh to Cupar, Fife, tied by Maltese Cross in red. Edinburgh despatch cds (Dec 23) in red on reverse. File fold well away from the adhesive Gi = £ 775.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5048 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 8, lettered TD, used example with large margins all round with portion of adjoining stamp at left, cancelled by orange Maltese Cross Gi= £525+. 
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5049 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. intense-black, pl. 8, lettered GG, good to large margins, tied by black Maltese Cross to lettersheet, (minor faults) from London to Aberdeen and 1 d. black, pl. 8, lettered CJ, large margins, tied by red Maltese Cross to lettersheet, side flaps missing and minor faults, used from London (30 Oct. 1840) to Norwich Gi. = £2'000.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5050 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, pl. 8, lettered RD, a used example with large margins all round, used on 1841 envelope to Kenilworth Vicarage near Coventry tied by bold strike of red Maltese Cross with double arc ATHERSTONE despatch datestamp (Jan 31) at left in red. Reverse with seal removed, a superb and very attractive cover Gi = £ 1'000.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 10 June 1998, lot 1241.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5051 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, pl. 9, lettered CL, a used example with large margins all round, cancelled by fine strike of the Maltese Cross in bright red. Superb Gi = £ 625.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 11 June 1997, lot 96.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5052 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, pl. 9, lettered DA, a used example with huge margins all round showing portion of sheet margin at left, used on local entire letter to Moorgate, London tied by bold strike of the Maltese Cross in black. Reverse with "T.P. / Chief Office" handstamp in black and datestamped (June 14) in red. Most attractive and exceptionally fine, a delightful entire Gi = £ 1'200.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 10 June 1998, lot 1246.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5053 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, pl. 9, lettered ID, a used example with good to large margins all round and showing portions of two adjoining stamps, used on 1841 cover to Barford, Salisbury cancelled, but not tied, by black Maltese Cross. Reverse with two strikes of Cowbridge despatch cds (March 2) and Salisbury arrival (March 4) in black Gi = £ 625 off cover.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, London, 15 April 1975, lot 76.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 5054 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 10, lettered CA, a used example with large margins all round showing large portion of adjoining stamp at right, cancelled by superb complete strike of the Maltese Cross in red, rare on this Plate. Superb Gi = £ 950.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 13 March 1990, lot 1260.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5055 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, pl. 10, lettered GE, a used example with ample to large margins all round and showing portion of adjoining stamp at base, used on 1841 entire letter from Rugby to London tied by neat strike of the Maltese Cross in black. Reverse with double arc "Rugby" cds (May 7) and London arrival (May 8) in red.Two file folds well away from the fine adhesive, a scarce plate on letter and an attractive entire Gi = £ 1'000.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 11 June 1997, lot 98.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5056 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, pl. 11, lettered GA, a used example with good to large margins all round, neatly tied to small piece by fine strike of the Maltese Cross in black. An exceptional example from this, the rarest of the plates. Cert. BPA (1968) Gi = £ 4'600.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 11 June 1997, lot 99.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5057 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, pl. 11, lettered DJ, a used example with large even margins all round, cancelled by Maltese Cross in dull blue-black ink normally associated with Preston, extremely fine for this, the rarest of the plates. Just eight singles plus a very defective pair recorded in Karl Louis Card Index.Cert. BPA (1956) Gi = £ 4'600.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 16 July 1991, lot 276.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5058 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, pl. 11, lettered RA, a used example with good to large margins all round, cancelled by Maltese Cross in black. A superb example of a very rare stamp. Signed Hunziker Gi = £ 4'600.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 12 June 1989, lot 1152.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5059 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. grey-black, pl. 11, lettered SJ, a used example with good to very large margins all round showing Roller flaw in NE corner square, tied to 1841 covere to Liverpool by Maltese Cross in black. Double arc "BAKEWELL" despatch cds below (March 7) and reverse with same day arrival. An exhibition item: a most exceptional Plate XI cover in the foremost quality. Cert. RPSL (1982) Gi AS72c = £ 16'000.rnProvenance: Collection Duncan Mutch; Collection Lou Manzi, Spink, London, 8 May 1997, lot 562.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5060 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, pl. 1, lettered AK, a used example in a lovely shade with large margins all round, tied to small piece by upright crimson Maltese Cross. A magnificent and beautiful stamp for the connoisseur Gi = £ 975.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 15 Dec 1999, lot 2281.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5061 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. pale blue, pl. 1, lettered BF, a used example with fine even margins all round, neatly cancelled by Maltese Cross in black Gi = £ 975.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 17 Sept 1991, lot 637.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5062 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, pl. 1, lettered DH, a used example with ample to good margins, cancelled by light orange Maltese Cross, thin spot on the chignon but an attractive stamp Gi = £ 975.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 18 Sept 1990, lot 3244.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5063 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. pale blue, pl. 1, lettered EB, a used example with large margins all round, cancelled by complete upright strike of the Maltese Cross (with spot in centre) in red. A superb stamp Gi = £ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5064 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. pale blue, pl. 1, lettered EH, a used example with large margins all round, cancelled by Maltese Cross in black. A very attractive stamp Gi = £ 1'000.rnProvenances: Christie's, London, 18 Sept 1990, lot 3248.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5065 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, pl. 1, lettered HC, a used example in a deep shade with good to large margins all round showing portion of adjoining stamp at right, cancelled by Maltese Cross in black. A choice example Gi = £ 975.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, Basel, 25 Oct 1979, lot 1177.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 5066 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, pl. 1, lettered LB, a used example with good to large margins and showing portion of adjoining stamp at left, lightly cancelled by Maltese Cross in red. Tiny central thin spot not detracting from fine appearance of an attractive stamp Gi = £ 975.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 15 Jan 1985, lot 192.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5067 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. pale blue, pl. 1, lettered OA, showing 'Shifted Transfer' in upper border, a used example with good to large margins all round, lightly cancelled by Maltese Cross in black. A fine stamp Gi DS6d = £ 1'100rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, Basel, 29 Sept 1992, lot 78.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5068 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. pale milky blue, pl. 1, lettered PB, a used example with large margins all round in this delicate shade, lightly cancelled by orange-red Maltse Cross. Tiny trace of thin spot at top not detracting from the delightful appearance Gi = £ 1'000.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 16 July 1991, lot 285.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5069 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, pl. 1, lettered RK, a used example with good to large margins all round, neatly cancelled by near complete upright strike of the Maltese Cross in red. Very fine Gi = £ 975.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 18 Sept 1990, lot 3340.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5070 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. deep full blue, pl. 1, lettered SC, a used example with huge even margins all round, lightly cancelled by black Maltese Cross. A superb stamp Gi = £ 1'200.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 13 March 1990, lot 1297.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5071 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, pl. 1, lettered LB, a used example with large margins all round, used on piece and tied by neat strike of the Maltese Cross in red, superb BURTON-ON-TRENT cds adjacent (Aug 7, 1840) in red. Superb and most attractive Gi = £ 975.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 10 June 1998, lot 1262.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5072 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, pl. 1, lettered PA-PD, a used horizontal strip of four, with good to large margins all round, cancelled by Maltese Crosses in red. A charming multiple of great visual appeal. Signed Goebel Gi = £ 4'400+.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 16 July 1991, lot 284.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5073 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. deep blue, pl. 1, lettered NB-NF, a used horizontal strip of five in a deep shade, good to large margins all round, showing portion of adjoing stamp below NB; the two adjoining stamps at right, NC and ND each with contemporary tiny scissor cuts at base, all tied by Maltese Crosses in black. NB with diagonal line through PE of PENCE and NC with re-entry (DS5b + DS5f). Reverse of folded piece with "Devizes" cds (July 15, 1841) in black. A multiple of wonderful appearance and very rare Gi = £ 4'875+.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 19 Feb 1934; Collection "Victoria", Christie's, London; Collection "Illustrious", Christie's, London, 3 March 1992, lot 403.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5074 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. deep blue, pl. 2, lettered AA, a used example with good to huge margins all round, in a lovely rich shade, neatly cancelled by a crisp strike of the Maltese Cross in black. Superb Gi = £ 975.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5075 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, pl. 2, lettered EB, a used example with very large margins all round, showing portions of adjoining stamps at left and at right, cancelled by Maltese Cross in black. A fine stamp Gi = £ 975.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 13 March 1990, lot 1301.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5076 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, pl. 2, lettered EC, a used example with large margins on three sides and ample at base, neatly cancelled by near complete strike of the Maltese Cross in black Gi = £ 975.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 18 Sept 1990, lot 3363.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5077 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, pl. 2, lettered EK, a used example with huge margins all round and large portion of adjoining stamp at right, cancelled by Maltese Crosses in red, scarce on this plate. A most attractive stamp Gi = £ 975.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 17 Sept 1991, lot 656.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5078 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, pl. 2, lettered IC, a used example with good even margins all round, neatly cancelled by upright Maltese Cross in black Gi = £ 975.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 18 Sept 1990, lot 3372
    Starting bid : 220.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5079 Great Britain

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    1840: 2 d. blue, pl. 2, lettered OJ-OK/PJ-PK, a used block of four in a rich fresh shade, huge margins on three sides and good to ample at base, cancelled by Maltese Crosses in black. A wonderful multiple and Exhibition piece. Exceptionally rare. Cert. RPSL (1972) Gi = £ 22'000.rnProvenance: 5th Merkurphila, (May 1984), lot 450; Christies (18 Sept. 1990), lot 3397
    Starting bid : 4,000.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 5080 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, pl. 2, lettered BI, a used example with ample to large margins all round, used on refolded 1842 cover to Kendal tied by Maltese Cross in black. Reverse with double arc "Kirby-Lonsdale" despatch cds (June 9) and Kendal arrival (June 10) each struck in blue. A most attractive cover. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 3'000.rn 
    Starting bid : 850.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5081 Great Britain

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    1840: 2 d. deep full blue, pl. 2, lettered MA-MF and RE, a horizontal strip of  six and a single example, clear to good margins all round on all stamps, used on 1841 cover from London to Monmouth tied by seven strikes of the Maltese Cross in black and by MONMOUTH arrival datestamp in red (Aug 3). Reverse with London despatch datestamp (Aug 2). MA affected by vertical file fold and has a repair at base where the bottom margin has been improved (see FFE volume 1), otherwise this extraordinary cover is remarkably free from faults. An Exhibition item of the greatest scarcity. Signed Raybaudi, Sotoriva. Cert. G. Bühler (1982), E. Diena (1996).rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, London, May 1959; Harmers, London, Nov 1981; Chiani, Nov 1995; Bolaffi, Turin, May 1996.rn                    
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5082 Great Britain

    1840: Mulready 2 d. blue envelope, stereo a200, a used example to a Rev. Finch in Oakham, Rutland, cancelled by bold strike of Maltese Cross in red. Reverse with London despatch cds (June 13, 1840) in black. Superb and scarce so fine Gi = £ 2'500.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 3 June 1999, lot 1227.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5083 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, pl. 3, lettered LC, a superb large margined example showing portion of adjoining stamp at right, used from London to Hexham on Mulready 1 d. wrapper, stereo A8, tied by crisp strike of Maltese Cross in red. Reverse with despatch cds (June 9, 1840) in black. Contents from Lincoln's Inn explain the double rate "We enclose Office copies of these acknowledgements...". An exceptional double rate usage in the foremost quality, rare.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, Oct 1966; Robson Lowe, London, Dec 1979; Spink, London, Dec 1997.rn                    
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5084 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, pl. 5, lettered QE, ample to large margins all round, used on Mulready 1 d. envelope, stereo A153, used from St. Columb to solicitors in Bodmin, Cornwall tied by fine strike of Maltese Cross in black. Reverse with red wax seal missing but with double arc "ST. COLUMB" cds of despatch in blue (Feb 15, 1841). According to BPA (1994) cerrtificate the adhesive lifted for checking and replaced. An exceptional double rate usage and very rare.rnProvenance: Collection Hassan Shaida, Harmers SA, Lugano, 29 April 1993, lot 54; Collection Tito Giamporcaro, Siegel, New York, 17 Oct 1996.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5085 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. pale blue, pl. 1, lettered BE, a used example with ample to large margins all round, used on Mulready 2 d. envelope, stereo a198, from London to Lancaster at quadruple rate, tied by Maltese Cross in red. Reverse with London Maltese Cross datestamp (May 30, 1840) of Lombard Street in black. A charming and famous "May DAte" cover of great rarity.rnProvenance: Phillips, London, 12 June 1986; Collection Hassan Shaida, Harmers SA, Lugano, 29 April 1993, lot 71.
    Starting bid : 6,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 19,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5086 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, pl. 2, lettered PA, a used example with large even margins all round, tied to R.W. Hume's Comic Envelope No. 2 "Balloon Letters" (State 2) used to Perth, tied by orange-red Maltese Cross. Reverse with Leith cds in blue (May 28, 1840) and arrival cds of the same day in red. The envelope thinned below 'A' square at right and reinforced, unlisted in British Pictorial Envelopes. A truly remarkable and tremendously rare usage.rnProvenance: Collection Tito Giampocaro, Siegel, New York, 17 Oct 1996, lot 1066.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 18,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5087 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, pl. 10, lettered SG, a used example with clear to large margins all round, used on beautiful floral design blue Ladies envelope illustrated on obverse and reverse in blue, to Rochdale and tied by neat Maltese Cross in black. Reverse with "Hartford Bridge" double arc cds of despatch in black (May 26, 1841). Slight staining from red transit or arrival cds but a magnificent and beautiful usage.rnProvenance: Collection Tony Alcock, Phillips, London, 1989; Collection Hassan Shaida, Harmers SA, Lugano, 18 Feb 1994, lot 10; Collection Lou Manzi, Spink, London, 8 May 1997, lot 527.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5088 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown (shades), the used selection with single examples (8), horizontal pair, strip of four, blocks of four (2), block of six, block of ten and a block of sixteen with some colour loss, most with four margins, some imperfections as to be expected but a generally fine group (15 items).
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5088A Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown in a block of eight, lettered ED - FG, fresh colour and close to large margins all round, each adhesive cancelled by barred '20' numeral in diamond handstamp. The multiple folded along all margins in horizontal and vertical direction, partial paper split along such a fold, some surface rubbing on two examples, nevertheless a rare multiple. Signed Scheller.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5089 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue, pl. 3, lettered GH, an unused example with good margins all round, tiny hinge thin in margin at upper right and horizontal bend not detracting from the superb appearance, large part og. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 5'000.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5090 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue, pl. 3, lettered SH-SI/TH-TI, the unused block of four of outstanding colour, good even margins all round, fresh and fine, large part original gum. A superb and extremely rare multiple in the foremost quality for the connoisseur. Signed A. Diena Gi = £ 30'000.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, June 1972; Hapsburg Feldman, Zurich, 27 Nov 1989, lot 30318.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5091 Great Britain

    1841: 2 d. blue, pl. 3, lettered NB, a used example with large margins all round tied to 1846 cover from Cahir, Ireland to London by "90" numeral obliterator in black. Reverse with CAHIR double arc despatch cds (Oct 29) in blue and Dublin and London (Oct 31) cds's in red. A fine and attractive cover.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 15 Dec 1999, lot 2300.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5092 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, pl. 10, lettered AD, a large even margined used example on 1841 cover, no side flaps, from Oldham to London tied by fine strike of Manchester "Fishtail" Maltese Cross in black. OLDHAM circular handstamp in red at left, reverse with Manchester cds (March 18) in red and London arrival of the following day. Listed in Rockoff & Jackson on page 195. A very rare and fine usage Gi = £ 3'500.rnProvenance: Collection "Victoria", RL, London, 19 Nov 1974, lot 207; Spink, London, 11 June 1997, lot 97.
    Starting bid : 700.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5093 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, plate 7, lettered PC, a used example with good to large margins all round, used on 1840 envelope to Trinity College, Cambridge tied by fine strike of "WOTTON UNDER EDGE" Maltese Cross with cross-cuts struck in red. Reverse with corresponding WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE double arc cds (Nov 25) in red, London transit cds and Cambridge arrival cds in black (Nov 27). Listed in "The Encyclopædia of the Maltese Cross" by Rockoff & Jackson on page 304. A magnificent example of this rare cancellation on a most attractive cover. Cert. RPSL (1987) Gi = £ 20'000.rnProvenance: Collection Seymour, RL, London, 11 April 1951, lot 437; RL, London, 6 Aug 1963, lot 289; Phillips, London, 12 Oct 1989, lot 155; Collection Lou Manzi, Spink, London, 8 May 1997, lot 569.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5094 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. deep full blue, pl. 1, lettered PC-PE, a used horizontal strip of three, with good to large margins all round but first stamp shaved at left and the strip creased between PC and PD, cancelled by "WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE" Maltese Crosses in black. An extraordinarily rare usage of this Cross on the 2 d. value - the largest recorded multiple of the 2 d. value with this rare Maltese Cross and most attractive. Signed Proschold Gi = £ 30'000.rnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons Merkur, Frankfurt, 1974; Collection Major-General Sir Leonard Atkinson, Christie's, London, 16 Nov 1990.
    Starting bid : 3,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5095 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 4, lettered CI, a used example with fine margins all round, cancelled by near complete strike of a red Maltese Cross giving a double lined appearance, usually associated with Stonehaven, but also known from a few other offices. Small thin spot does not detract from the appearance of a most attractive stamp Gi = £ 400.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 11 June 1997, lot 162.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5096 Great Britain

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    1840: 1 d. black, plate 4, lettered CK, a used example with fine margins all round, tied to small piece by a superb complete strike of the Maltese Cross in blue, probably applied in Truro. Extremely rare and most attractive. Cert. BPA (1995) Gi = £ 8'000.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 13 March 1996, lot 363.
    Starting bid : 800.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5097 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 5, lettered JK, a used example with large even margins all round, cancelled by "MARKET BOSWORTH" Cross in red. Superb and of great rarity: see "Encyclopædia of The Maltese Cross" by Rockoff & Jackson, page 199, where this stamp is illustrated (a copy of the page is included with the lot) - one of just 5 examples recorded.rnProvenance: Collection Duncan Mutch, Christie's, London, 14 Oct 1987, lot 628. On piece; Christie's, London, 17 Sept 1991, lot 617. Off piece.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5098 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 5, lettered TA, a used example with large even margins all round, used on 1841 cover from Poulton Le Fylde to Skipton tied by "Poulton / Penny Post" in black and by Maltese Cross in magenta ink. Reverse with Preston transit cds (Jan 8) in black. Ironed file fold well away from the fine adhesive, a very rare and most attractive usage. Unrecorded in Rockoff & Jackson. Signed Proschold Gi = £ 2'250+/Gi A1ya = £ 7'500.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 15 Dec 1999, lot 2326.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5099 Great Britain

    1840: 2 d. blue, pl. 1, lettered OJ and OK, used examples each with large margins all round with OK showing portion of adjoining stamp at right and showing the Shifted Transfer in the upper border, tied to piece by orange-red Maltese Crosses with three line "EXETER / JY 7 1840 / PY. POST" alongside. A scarce and most attractive piece Gi DS5+DS5d = £ 2'000+.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, Basel, 25 Oct 1979, lot 1182.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF
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