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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4570 image1857 (March): 1 d. orange-brown on lightly blued paper, Die II, Alphabet III, plate 43, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, lettered HA-HD / IA-ID, an unused block of eight, in a rich shade, fresh and very fine appearance, large part or unmounted og. A very scarce and attractive multiple. Cert. BPA (1989) Gi C8(5) = £ 3'000+.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF2,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4571 image1855 (Aug 18): 1 d. red-brown on cream paper, Die II, Alphabet III, plate 25, wmk. Large Crown, lettered GE-GF / HE-HF, variety "Imperforate" from Neales Steam Press, an unused block of four in a bright rose shade and without the blueing of the paper, good margins all round, light vertical crease on left pair barely affecting the superb appearance of an extremely scarce multiple Gi C8h = £ 12'000.rnNote: A part sheet, AA-AL / JA-JL was secured by Robson Lowe in 1939, this was then cut up.rnProvenance: Collection Gerald Wellburn, RL, 14-15 Dec 1976, lot 268. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF2,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4572 image1855 (June): 1 d. red-brown on lightly blued paper, Die II, Alphabet III, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, lettered ND, a single example paying the internal rate, used on 1856 cover to New York State, USA tied by "Newbury 544" Sideways Duplex code B in black (June 17). Reverse with London transit cds in red (June 18) and thence carried on Ocean Line Steamer 'Hermann' with "N. YORK AM. PKT / 24" (cents) cds of receipt (July 3) in black. An attractive and unusual cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF550.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4573 imageTransitional Issue 1857 (March): 1 d. pale rose on yellowish paper, Die II, Alphabet III, plate 27, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, lettered OG-OL / RG-RL, an unused block of twenty-four from the Transitional Issue, showing the 'Gothic' K on four stamps (OK, PK, QK and RK), a couple of minor bends not affecting the appearance: of vibrant fresh colour and very fine, an extraordinarily rare large multiple, large part or unmounted og. Cert. BPA (1988) Gi C9(4) = £ 15'000. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF2,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4574 image1856/57: 1 d. red, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, used example applied over edge of 1859 envelope to Otley, tied by 'Bradford Yks / 107' sideways duplex (July 18), the envelope with pre-printed "1859 / BRADFORD / TRIENNIAL MUSICAL FESTIVAL / AUGUST 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th." advertisement in red. Scarce and early advertising envelope. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4575 imageSocial Philately 1857: 1 d. red, Die II, perf. 14, pl.39, letterd AC, used on April 15, 1862 mourning envelope locally addressed to the Lord Archbishop of Armagh in London, with full enclosure from the Society of Arts headed "National Memorial to the Prince Consort", with contents concerning "an influential preliminary meeting was held...to make arrrangements to afford to persons of every class and station in the United Kingdom and the Colonies who desire it, the opportunity of taking a part in the intended national memorial of affection and gratitude to the Prince Consort..". (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF75.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4576 image1855 (July 20): 2 d. blue, Die I, Alphabet II, pl. 5, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, lettered MK-ML / NK-NL, a used block of four of good colour, lightly cancelled by framed LAURISTON / PLACE Scots local handstamps in black. Scarce multiple, accompanied by the piece from which the block was soaked. Gi F6 = £ 1'000. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4577 image1855 (July 20): 2 d. blue, Die I, Alphabet III, pl. 6, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, lettered ND-NE, an unused horizontal pair in a deep fresh shade, NE showing the re-entry on 'P' of POSTAGE and in value tablet and some plate wear, some gum creasing on large part og. An attractive and very rare multiple Gi F7+F7d / Gi 35 = £ 6'000.rnProvenance: Collection J.B. Seymour, Sale 4, RL, London, 20 Feb 1952, lot 512. As part of rejoined block of four ND-NE / OD-OE; Harmers, London, 16 Oct 1985, lot 1273. As part of rejoined block of four ND-NE / OD-OE; Phillips, London, 6-7 Feb 1986, lot 491. As part of rejoined block of four ND-NE / OD-OE; Phillips, London, 12 June 1986, lot 338. As part of rejoined block of four ND-NE / OD-OE. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4578 image1858/79: 1 d. red, pl. 97, lettered AA, imperforate Imprimatur, corner marginal from top left of sheet with Plate Number 97 and imprint 'PRICE 1d. Per Lab(el)', large margins all round, fresh and fine, scarce Gi = £ 425.rnProvenance: Phillips, London, 17 Feb 1994, lot 366. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF900.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4579 image1858/79: 1 d. red, plates 92, 166, 167, 169, 170, 173-178, 180-183, 185, 186, 191, 192, 193, 199 and 200, each lettered AC, imperforate Imprimaturs (22), all marginal from top of sheet with imprint '12. £ 1 Per Sh(eet)', all fresh and very fine, a superb and very rare matching group Gi = £ 9'350.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 31 Oct 1995, lot 480. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF5,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4580 image1858/79: 1 d. red, pl. 88, lettered QH-Qi / RH-RI, an unused block of four, fresh and fine, large part og. A scarce plate Gi = £ 760.rnProvenance: RL, Bournemouth, 13 Jan 1970, lot 206. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4581 image1858/79: 1 d. red, pl. 116, lettered BE, Imperforate 'Cardiff Penny', an unused example with large margins all round, fresh colour, vertical bend that does not affect the appearance, large part og. A very fine example of this exceedingly rare stamp which adjoins to the pair AE-AF in Ray Simpson's collection. Cert. RPSL (1970) Gi G1g = £ 7'500.rnProvenance: Collection Harrop, Cavendish, Derby, 22 Oct 1994, lot 453.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,800.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4582 image1858/79: 1 d. red, pl. 225, lettered AE-AF / BE-BF, an unused block of four of fresh vibrant colour, marginal from top of sheet with part imprint '(La)bels ABOVE the Address and twa(rds)', perfectly centred with superb large part crackly og. An extremely rare and spectacular multiple Gi = £ 12'000+.rnProvenance: Collection Michael Stephens, Harmers, London, 26-26 Oct 1937, lot 49. As a block of six with AD/BD; RL, London, 9 May 1990, lot 15. As a block of four.rnNote: This block adjoins the block lettered AG-AH / BG-BH housed in the National Postal Museum. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF3,600.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4583 image1869 (March 31): 2 d. blue, pl. 13, lettered AC, an imperforate Imprimatur, close to large margins all round, marginal from top of sheet, with part imprint '12. £1...Per Sh(eet)', in a superb deep shade, fresh and very fine unused. Rare. The adjoining Imprimatur on the left, AB, was in Lady Mairi Bury collection, the adjoining Imprimatur on the right, AD, is in the N.P.M. London. Gi = £ 4'750.rnProvenance: Phillips, London, 11 Nov 1993, ex lot 136. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,300.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4584 image1858/69: 2 d. blue, pl. 9, lettered RA-RC / SA-SC / TA-TC, an unused corner marginal block of nine from lower left of sheet showing Plate Number 9 and part imprint 'PRICE 2d. Per Label. 2/- Per Row of 12. £ 1 Per' on foxed margin, horizontal crease on upper three stamps and overall ageing on large part og. Despite imperfections a scarce and impressive multiple Gi G2 = £ 3'150+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF950.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4585 image1870 (April-May): Essay for the new ½ d. adhesive, printed in black on card (47 x 46 mm.) showing 'Grenada' Chalon Head and framed "½d." value tablet, with corner letter AE / EA and POSTAGE reading up at left and HALFPENNY reading down at right. Interestingly, the engraved impression is the size as adopted for the issued stamp with some scrolling around the frame being blacked out - the design of which was later placed near the corner letterings. Handstamped "6" at upper left and with manuscript "Messrs Perkins & Co" below in ink. An exceptional unadopted Essay: 19 different varieties were produced of which 6 are housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Perkins Bacon were instructed to show the value in figures at the sides. A great rarity Gi = DP59 = £27'500.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe 28 Jan. 1981, lot 805.rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF6,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4586 image1870 (June) / 1878 (Dec): ½ d. deep rose-red, imperforate Imprimaturs (15) from all the issued plates from 1-20, each in a strong dark shade and with large margins all round, with Plates 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 11 all lettered TO, the plate 11 with slight surface blue line, Plates 3, 15 and 19 lettered TJ, Plates 10, 12, 13 and 14 lettered AJ, Plate 20 lettered AO. A superb and extremely rare complete set Gi = £ 14'250.rnProvenance: Phillips, London, 11 Nov 1993, lot 143. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF5,500.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4587 image1870 (Oct): Bantam ½ d. deep rose-red, plate 5, lettered NV-NW, an unused horizontal pair on watermarked paper, variety "Imperforate" with large margins all round in a deep shade, fresh and very fine, large part og. Right hand stamp with traces of surface blueing, most attractive with just three pairs NV-NW, PV-PW, PX-QX, in private hands, one in the Royal Collection and one single OV recorded in K. Louis Card Index. Gi G4h = £ 6'000.rnProvenance: Collection Wane, Harmer London 10-11 Nov. 1941, lot 256. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4588 image1870 (Oct): Bantam ½ d. deep rose-red, plate 9, lettered RE, a single example used on small 1872 piece tied by complete 'Glasgow' circular datestamp (Feb 15) in black. Choice and superb Gi = £ 850. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4589 image1870 (Oct): Bantam ½ d. deep rose-red, plate 9, lettered KN, a single example on 1872 cover, no side flaps, addressed to the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway in Brighton; tied by 'South Shields / 704' duplex (Jan 29) in black. Reverse with Brighton cds of receipt (Jan 30). A scarce stamp on cover Gi = £ 850 off cover.rnProvenance: Christies RL, 11-12 Jan. 1984, lot 527. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM

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