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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4550 imageGreenock 1841: 2 d. blue on blued paper, pl. 3, lettered BL, a used example with good even margins all round, applied just over edge of 1844 cover from Greenock to Edinburgh, neatly tied by superb strike of distinctive GREENOCK Maltese Cross in black. Reverse with Greenock despatch datestamp (Feb 20) in red and Edinburgh arrival cds (Feb 21). A scarce and attractive cover Gi E1um = £ 2`000. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4551 imageManchester 1840: 1 d. black, plate 5, lettered IH, a used example in a deep shade, clear to large margins, tied to small piece by fine complete strike of the Manchester 'Fishtail' Maltese Cross in black. Scarce and most appealing piece Gi A1uf = £ 900.rnProvenance: Cavendish, Derby, 8 March 1996, lot 94. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4552 imageMullingar 1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered OF, clear margin at left and large margins on three sides, a fine used example cancelled by a neat strike of the MULLINGAR Maltese Cross handstamp in black (for further information see Rockoff & Jackson pages 206-207). Exceptional strike showing the cuts in the lines clearly and very scarce. Cert. RPSL (1977) Gi B1tr = £ 3'000. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4553 imagePlymouth 1840: 1 d. black, Plate 5, lettered CL, a used example with large margins all round and small portion of adjoining stamp at left, used on 1841 entire letter to an artist, Mr. Apie, in St. Agnes, Cornwall, tied by neat strike of the distinctive PLYMOUTH Maltese Cross in black. Plymouth despatch cds (Feb 23) displaying well on reverse and double arc "Truro" cds on front in blue when the letter was forwarded on to St. Ives. A superb and exceptional entire, the earliest recorded with the Plymouth Cross by Rockoff & Jackson (see volume 2, pages 225-226) where this cover is illustrated; also shown in Alcock & Holland on page 61. Very rare, an exhibition item of the highest calibre Gi A1uc = £ 9'000.rnNote: The letter concerns a request for a Portrait to be painted by Mr. Apie of the President of the Natural History Society, one Colonel Smith, for which the artist would receive 15 guineas upon completion. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF3,400.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4554 imagePlymouth 1841: 2 d. pale blue, pl. 3, lettered BK, a used example with ample margins all round, neatly cancelled by the distinctive Norwich Maltese Cross in black. Diagonal crease to the adhesive but rare Gi = E1ul, £ 1'300. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4555 image1840: 2 d. deep blue, Plate 2, lettered FD, a used example with large margins all round and tiny portion of adjoining stamp at right, superbly cancelled by Irish "323" numeral obliterator of Galway in black. A beautiful and rare usage Gi DS7 = £ 1'300 / Gi 5i = £ 2'000.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 11 June 1997, lot 174; Spink, London, 10 June 1998, lot 1407. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,100.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4556 image1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered DC, a used example with large margins all round and showing portion of adjoining stamp at base, on 1847 cover from Enniscorthy, Wexford to Dublin, neatly tied by Irish "212" numeral obliterator in blue. Reverse with Enniscorthy double arc despatch cds in blue (Jan 13) and Dublin arrival (Jan 14) in red. File fold away from the the fine adhesive, an attractive cover Gi B1xb = £ 650. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF220.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4557 image1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered SG, a used example with good to large margins all round, used on 1847 entire letter from Howden to Beverley, Yorkshire tied by fine strike of "382" numeral obliterator struck in blue. Reverse with double arc HOWDEN cds in blue (Feb 13) with Beverley datestamp adjacent (Feb 14) in blue. File fold well away from adhesive, a fresh and fine cover Gi B1xb = £ 650. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF120.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4558 image1841: 1 d. red-brown on lightly blued paper, lettered OG, a used example with clear to large margins all round, tied to 1842 entire letter from Honiton to Crewkerne by superb complete strike of Wessex type HONITON datestamp (June 24, 1842) in black: with the characteristic partially missing "4" in year date. Listed in Rockoff & Jackson on page 538, however the date of the cover can also be confirmed internally as June, with Crewkerne arrival cds in red at left. An attractive and rare entire Gi B1va = £ 2'750.rnProvenance: Collection 'Maximus', Sale 3, SG, London, 1-2 Oct 1970, lot 70. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4559 image1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered SJ, large margins all round and 1841 2 d. blue on blued paper, pl. 3, lettered KB, with good to large margins all round, each used on individual entire letters addressed to Stanhope Burn Ironworks, Weardale. The Oct 20, 1847 1 d. envelope with complete contents and the superb stamp tied by neat WOLSINGHAM undated circle in blue with equally fine strike on reverse; the June 15, 1848 2 d. entire letter (contents mention an enclosure) similarly tied by a double strike of the WOLSINGHAM undated circle in blue. Strangely omitted from the Rockoff & Jackson opus, the small correspondence was of 20 covers, 18 bearing the 1 d. red, the 2 d. entire being unique. Neither cover has been on the market since the original find thirty years ago, a dramatic and beautiful pair Gi B1vb = £ 4'500 + E1wf = £ 14`000.rnProvenance: 2 d. entire: RL, London, 21 Feb 1989, lot 2486. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF8,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4560 image1841: 2 d. blue on blued paper, pl. 3, lettered DD, a used example with narrow clear margins all round, cancelled by small LONDON circular datestamp struck in black. Rare, possibly a late use. Cert. RPSL (1988) Gi ES11 var = unlisted.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF440.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4561 image1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered SB, a used example with large margins all round and showing portion of adjoining stamp at right, small nick and bend in upper left corner, neatly cancelled by rare usage of framed Penny Post handstamp "PY P / No. 15" of Handsworth, Birmingham in black. Exceptional and extremely scarce Gi B1wf = £ 1'000. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF340.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4562 image1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 1, lettered MH/NH, a used vertical pair with large even margins all round, on 1841 cover, no seal or side flaps, probably mailed from Dublin or Belfast and endorsed "pr. Athlone" (a Paddle Steamer and later an 'emigrant' ship and not the regular Packet) to Liverpool, tied by Maltese Crosses in red. Reverse with circular SHIP LETTER / Crown / LIVERPOOL datestamp (Jan 24, 1841) in black. An extremely rare Maritime usage: the Karl Louis Card Index records just three covers bearing imperforates from the Richardson Brothers correspondence to Liverpool with incoming Ship Letter markings, one with a 1 d. black, another with an 1840 2 d. blue and this cover with a 2 d. pair. Signed Calves. Cert. BPA (2020).rnNote: The "Athlone" (built 1836), was a City fo Dublin Steam Packet Company" ship serving cross-charrelroutes between Britain and Irland including transporting mail. Starting in 1822 between Dublin and Liverpool, the C.O.D.S.P. Comp. added service in 1826 to London and Belfast.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF3,800.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4563 image1846: Cover and complete original contents from Liverpool to New York, with superb vignette of the 'Tower of London' with the Thames in the fore-ground, struck on despatch with octagonal framed PAID AT / LIVERPOOL datestamp (Aug 3) in red and "1/-" handstamp denoting pre-payment in red. Carried on the Cunard Steamer 'Caledonia' with BOSTON / SHIP datestamp of lading (Aug 19) in red. Some splits to the letter but a remarkable and most appealing cover.rnrnNote: The contents are interesting, besides the usual moans about sea-sickness, "there were more than a thousand deaths in London last week and many reports now in circulation that the Asiatic Cholera had made its appearance..." and tourism - British Museum, East India Museum, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, Eton College and Windsor Castle - and speed of transport "On friday I left London for this place (Liverpool), nearly 200 miles distant, and arrived here that evening". (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4564 image1871 (February): Die Proof for the 1 d. value, Retouched Die II, printed in Prussian blue on thin hard white wove paper, with reversed "NEW" at top and "3" below the design, the thin paper with some lines from the Plate at left (this is not creasing, see the illustration in the SG Specialised catalogue on page 22) and the corners of the Proof with adhesive washed from where the Proof had been, presumably, placed on card and top corners with thins, minor corner bend at lower right mentioned for accuracy, otherwise fresh and fine. A most appealing Proof of considerable rarity Gi = £ 18'000.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 3-4 Oct 1966, lot 57; Vessey, Whitstable, 22 Feb 1984, lot 26; Collection 'Tes', Robson Lowe, 5 Oct 1995, lot 156. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF8,500.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4565 image1871 (Feb): Ormond Hill Die Proof for 2 d. value without corner letters in deep blue on thick card (46 x 48 mm.) of beautiful rich colour and execution, some thinning of the card well away from the stamp design and minor wrinkling as is to be expected in a Trial of this nature as all were removed from heavier backing, fresh appearance and very fine. Exceedingly rare with just six examples recorded. Exceptional Gi D46 = £ 18'000.rnProvenance: Collection O'Connor, Phillips, 10 Sept. 1998, lot 137 (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF5,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4566 image1855 (June): 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, Die II. wmk. Small Crown, perf. plate 14, lettered GB-GF, a used horizontal strip of four, of good colour, lightly cancelled by "158" numeral obliterators of Cambridge in black. A scarce and most attractive multiple Gi C3 = £ 400 (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF380.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4567 image1855 (August): 1 d. red-brown on very blued paper, Die II, Alphabet III, Plate 24, wmk. Small Crown, perf. 14, lettered KC, a used example showing the "Gothic K", lightly cancelled by London numeral obliterator in black. An abnormal issue, a few sheets only were produced on the remaining Small Crown paper from the first plates of Alphabet III (22-27). Slight bends not affecting the appearance, two slightly nibbed perforations at base mentioned for accuracy only, a fine example of a very scarce stamp. Cert. BPA (1969), BPA (2020) Gi C7h = £ 900+.rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4568 image1855 (Feb 22): 2 d. blue, pl. 4, wmk. Small Crown, perf. 14, lettered OK, an unused example of fine colour, overprinted SPECIMEN in black (Type 2), reading down. Couple of nibbed perfs. but fresh and very fine, part og. Gi F2s = £ 1'700.rnProvenance: Collection Marcus Samuel, Spink, London, 3 Dec 2011, lot 1012. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF300.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4569 image1855 (June): 1 d. red-brown, Die II, Alphabet III, pl. 46, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, lettered EJ-EK, an unused horizontal pair of rich colour, hinged for protection, large part og. A scarce multiple from one of the rarer C8 plates. Gi C8 = £ 480+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM

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