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1840 Mulready Envelopes and Letter Sheets continued...

MAY 6 USAGES continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
61 c imageMay 6, 1840, 1p letter sheet, A27, used from London with central red Maltese Cross cancel and a blurred two-line "T.P./Charles St. West" blue handstamp, mostly complete red boxed "PD/MY 6/1840" London dispatch handstamp struck over letter join, some characteristic perimeter flaws and faintly toned on face, still fine and rare; ex-Shaida. (imagea) (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $5,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
62 c imageMay 6, 1840, 1p letter sheet, stereo missing when wax seal removed, used from London to Warwick, with bold red Maltese Cross and red two-line "T.P./High Holborn" handstamp on front, interesting "5th May 1840" manuscript endorsement also on front, clear black "B/MY-6/1840" London dispatch datestamp just slightly over letter join on reverse, vertical file fold and some usual edge wear, fine; ex-Shaida. (imagea) (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $4,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
63 c imageMay 6, 1840, 1p envelope, A136, used from Bristol to Somerset, with clear "Bristol/May 6/1840" double circle datestamp in reverse, choice strike of deep red Maltese Cross cancel at top center and with interesting manuscript endorsement "May 5, 1840" on the front as well, couple of filing creases and mild soiling, still fine and most attractive; official May 6, 1840 first day usages are far more elusive from towns other than London; ex-Shaida. (imagea) (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $10,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
64 c imageMay 6, 1840, 1p envelope, A144, used from London to Liverpool, red Maltese Cross cancel at top center, choice strike of "T.P./Tower Footing" two-line handstamp and manuscript "6 May 1840" endorsement all on front, light but clear "C/MY-6/1840" London dispatch datestamp on reverse, light crease at bottom, typical minor soiling and imperfections, fine; ex-Shaida. (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $5,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
65 c imageMay 6, 1840, 1p envelope, A153, used from London to Effingham, superb strike of red Maltese Cross cancel at top center and corresponding red "B/MY-6/1840" London dispatch datestamp on reverse, both markings unusually strong and clear, additionally the cover is much fresher than typically encountered (professionally, but gently cleaned), small tear at top of little consequence, very fine; a lovely example of this popular and rare official first date of usage for a 1p Mulready envelope; ex-Shaida. (imagea) (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $12,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
66 c imageMay 6, 1840, 1p envelope, A153, used from London to Ramsgate, excellent strike of red Maltese Cross at top center, partial but identifiable "(M)Y 6/1840" red London dispatch cancel on reverse which has been partially removed when back flap was reduced, still a presentable example of this classic first day rarity; ex-Shaida. (imagea) (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $23,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
67 c imageMay 6, 1840, 1p envelope, A157, used from London to Hastings, deep red Maltese Cross cancel at top center, clear "B/MY-6/1840" black London datestamp on reverse, while markings are quite choice, the envelope itself is worn and has the usual faults associated with the frail Mulready paper, nevertheless it still remains exhibition worthy; ex-Shaida. (imagea) (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
68 c imageMay 6, 1840, 1p envelope, A166, used from London to Aberdeen, red Maltese Cross cancel at top center, faint black London May 6, 1840 dispatch cancel (the day date "6" is unmistakable), and the month and day are confirmed by the deep red "MAY 8 M/1840" arrival c.d.s. which slightly overstrikes the first day postmark, some faults and soiling, a presentable example; ex-Shaida. (imagea) (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

1841 Issues

ONE PENNY BROWN
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
69 og image1841 1p Red brown, Plate 1b, printed from the "Black" Plates, choice mint example, with four ample to mostly large margins, brilliantly fresh, deep rich color, o.g., h.r., very fine; actually a much rarer stamp from Plate 1b than the black printing; ex-"Kay-Jay" (S.G. Spec. #AS6; £8,500). (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $14,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
70 c image1840 2p Blue, OH, Plate 1 and 1841 1p Red brown, DE, the former with ample to mostly large margins, the latter close or touched in places, used together in a very rare mixed franking on an 1841 (Nov.) folded entire from London to Greenock, stamps tied by two neat strikes of black Maltese Cross cancels, red "London/NO 22/1841" dispatch datestamp, as well as red Greenock arrival handstamp on reverse, a very fine and seldom seen combination; signed Enzo Diena. (Image) Est. $15,000-20,000

SOLD for $6,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
71 c image1841 1p Red brown, HH, Plate 16, handsome single with intense color and four ample to mostly large margins, tied to folded letter by a bold and very rare red Maltese Cross cancel, with matching "Billericay/DE 25/1845" Christmas Day c.d.s. on reverse, addressed to Rickmansworth, with its receiving c.d.s. of December 28 on the front, couple of normal file folds, a very fine and truly rare usage of a red Maltese Cross cancel which was against regulations and this use is some nine months after black ink had been mandated, the Christmas Day usage further enhances this cover's desirability; 1986 BPA certificate; ex-Cooley. (imagea) (Image) Est. $7,500-10,000

SOLD for $27,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
72 c image1841 1p Red Brown, two vertically bisected halves of two different stamps, used together on a cover dated July 1, 1842 and positioned next to one another to give the impression of a single stamp in an effort to defraud the post, sent from London to Worcester, with stamp(s) tied by black Maltese Cross cancel, the cover was redirected upon arrival and inscribed "try Broadway", the reverse with London "W/JY-1/1842" dispatch and Broadway arrival c.d.s., very fine; to our knowledge, this is the only known example of such an attempted, and successful, fraud from an imperforate Line Engraved issue; 1997 BPA certificate. (Image) Est. $10,000-15,000

SOLD for $16,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
73 c image1841 1p Red brown, MA-MC horizontal strip of three and a PA single, used on a petite 1851 (19 Feb.) folded letter from Paris, France to London, the stamps cancelled by light neat strikes of French lozenge grids, representing a truly phenomenal usage, the sender prepaying the proper postage with British stamps in his possession and being accepted for payment by both postal systems, Paris dispatch c.d.s. and red London receiving c.d.s. on reverse, stamps with mostly ample to large margins, very fine; a lovely cover of the utmost rarity and importance for the Line Engraved specialist and/or exhibitor. (Image) Est. $20,000-30,000

SOLD for $25,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
TWO PENNY BLUE
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
74 og image1849 2p Blue, white lines added, IA, Plate 3, pristine mint single, bright color, full margins all around, just a bit closer at bottom right, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine (S.G. #14; £3,000). (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
75 og image1849 2p Blue, white lines added, LA-LB, Plate 4, a gem quality left sheet-margin horizontal mint pair, showing "ce the Labels ABOVE" inscription in the full sheet selvage, marvelously bright and fresh, lovely color, large to very large margins all around, just a bit close at one point at bottom right, full clean o.g., lightly hinged, extremely fine; as fine a pair as could be found; 1984 RPS certificate; ex-"Asch" (S.G. #14). (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $14,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
76 O image1849 2p Blue, white lines added, LC, Plate 3, nearly four margin example tied to cover front addressed to Rowland Hill, the well known inventor of the prepaid adhesive postage stamp, stamp tied by black Maltese Cross cancel, vertical fold and faint toning to front, a wonderful frontispiece to a Great Britain collection (S.G. #14). (Image) Est. $750-1,000

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1864 ONE PENNY ROSE IMPRIMATURS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
77 P image1864 1p Rose red and Lake red, imprimaturs, an extraordinary assemblage of imprimaturs, each being a different plate number ranging from 71 to 224, in fact this group contains 119 out of 145 different plate numbers that exist as imprimaturs, even more amazing is that each within this group is a left or right sheet-margin example and almost all have four margins, most are lettered either BA or BL, some with light pencil notations in the sheet selvage only, overall very fine; an assemblage that would be next to impossible to duplicate (S.G. Spec. #G1 imprimaturs; £41,650). (Image) Est. $15,000-20,000

SOLD for $62,500.00
Will close during Public Auction


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