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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4509 image1840: 1 d. black, plate 1b, lettered SC, a used example with large even margins all round, variety "Watermark Crown Inverted", neatly cancelled by near complete strike of black Maltese Cross. Fine and very scarce Gi AS5l = £ 2'000.rnProvenance: Collection 'Minimus' ; Robson Lowe auction 5 June 1980, lot 1070. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4510 image1840: 1 d. black, plate 6, lettered DG-DL, a used horizontal strip of six, fine margins at top and at base, just touched at left and at right and first stamp with two diagonal creases, of delightful appearance for such a large multiple, neatly cancelled by black Maltese Crosses. Rare Gi AS41 = £ 3'750 as three pairs.rnProvenance: Collection J.B. Seymour, sale 2, Robson Lowe, London, 6 June 1951, lot 376; Phillips, London, 9 June 1994, lot 283. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 1,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4511 image1840: 1 d. black, plate 11, lettered AE, a used example from the rarest of the plates, ample to fine margins all round, cancelled by Maltese Cross in black. A fine example of a rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1986) Gi AS73 = £ 5'000.rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 800.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4512 image1840: 1 d. black, plate 1a, lettered JC, a used example with large even margins all round, tied to 1840 entire letter to Leith by red Maltese Cross. Reverse with framed 'Dalkeith' despatch datestamp (June 25) and Edinburgh arrival cds (June 26) both in red. File fold well away from the fine adhesive, an attractive entire Gi AS2 = £ 1'000. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4513 image1840: 1 d. black, Plate 1a, lettered IJ, a used example with good to large margins all round, lower margin with horizontal scissor cut at base but intact, neatly tied to second page of 1840 entire letter to Halifax, by neat red Maltese Cross. Reverse with London despatch (May 26) in black. A fine and attractive first month of issue cover Gi AS2tj = £ 2'000. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4514 image1840: 1 d. black, plate 1a, lettered KD, a fine example with large even margins all round, already showing a grey-ness to the plate, used on 1840 entire letter to Hereford tied by superb strike of the Maltese Cross in red. Reverse, opening well for exhibit display, showing London despatch 'MAY 24 / 1840' datestamp in red, the 'Third Sunday' of use. Manuscript 'Letter to Mama' on front panel - the contents referring to a sale by auction of a family property with notations of losses and gains on the house contents. A very rare and most attractive early usage Gi A1ti = £ 6'500. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 1,200.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4515 image1840: 1 d. black, Plate 2, lettered OK, a used example with clear to large even margins all round, tied to 1840 cover to Holborn, London by crisp red Maltese Cross with 'T. P. / Woolwich' adjacent. Reverse with framed "May 18" arrival in red. A fine and early 'May Date' usage of this Plate on a most attractive cover Gi AS15th = £ 2'500. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4516 image1840: 1 d. grey-black, worn plate, Plate 3, lettered BD, a used example with large margins all round and small portion of adjoining stamp at right, tied to 1841 entire letter to Gautby, Horncastle by Maltese Cross in black. Reverse with double arc "Chester" despatch cds (March 16) with "Horncastle" arrival on front of the following day. A fine and attractive entire Gi AAS21 = £ 1'000. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4517 image1840: 1 d. grey-black, worn plate, Plate 3, lettered CG-CH, a used horizontal pair with large margins all round, on 1841 entire letter from Mollington to London and tied by two Maltese Crosses in black. Reverse with double arc "Chester" despatch cds in red (March 3) and, on arrival in London (March 4) the entire was readdressed to Gautby, Horncastle and prepaid '2' (pence) in red manuscript. A fine and scarce entire Gi AS21 = £ 1'700+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4518 image1840: 1 d. black, plate 8, lettered GL, a used example with huge margins all round, tied to 1841 entire letter to Bedale by bold strike of Maltese Cross in black. Reverse with double arc BEVERLEY despatch cds (Feb 23) in black. File fold well away from the superb adhesive, a very fine entire Gi AS46 = £ 1'000. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4519 image1840: 2 d. bright blue, Plate 1, lettered MG, an unused example with clear to large margins all round, of excellent colour, variety "Watermark Inverted", fresh and very fine but regummed. An extremely rare stamp in the foremost quality for this variety in unused condition. An Exhibition item. BPA cert. (1987) stating "unused" not mentioning any gum Gi DS6Aa = £ 80'000 / Gi 5Wi = £ 60'000. rnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons 14 May 1987, lot 221. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 3,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4520 image1840: 2 d. deep full blue, Plate 2, lettered HJ-HK, a used horizontal pair with ample to large margins all round, of fine fresh colour, tiny thin spot on HJ, unusually cancelled by light Maltese Cross cancellations struck in red. Scarce and most attractive pair. Signed Pfenninger. Cert. RPSL (1987) Gi DS8f = £ 2'500. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4521 image1840: 2 d. pale blue, Plate 1, lettered DE-DG, a used horizontal strip of three with large margins all round, of beautiful colour, neatly tied to small piece by three strikes of the Maltese Cross in red. A fine and attractive multiple Gi DS6 = £ 4'200. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 800.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4522 image1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 1, lettered ED, a used example with just clear margin at lower right and large margins on three sides, on 1840 local double rate "May Date" cover to Portman Square, London, tied by Maltese Cross in red. "T. P. / High Holborn EC" handstamp in red at left and reverse showing framed arrival (May 16, 1840) clearly struck in red. Ironed out vertical file fold through the adhesive and sensible small repairs to the letter sheet but a rare and very early usage. Listed in Rockoff & Jackson on page 143, with just three 2 d. blue covers known for this Saturday date Gi DS5td = £ 15'000.rnProvenance: Collection Francis Hugh Vallancey, Robson Lowe, London, 20 May 1942, lot 110; Robson Lowe, London, 10 Nov 1948, lot 337. (Image 1)

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Currently...CHF 2,500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4523 imageRainbow Trials 1840 (May): Perkins Bacon Rainbow Trial sheet of twelve subjects (4 x 3), State 1, printed in deep blue on stout wove white paper, watermarked with small part of double lined letters 'HARRIS TREMETT' at base. Each Trial impression with ragged waxed top right hand corner missing (the grooves on the Plate were filled with wax and thus failed to print) and without the Corner Lettering. One or two contemporary ink fingerprints on reverse otherwise a lovely sheet, of marvellous rich colour and appearance and the engraving of wonderful depth and clarity. A great rarity for the connoisseur of classical philately Gi = £ 50'000.rnProvenance: DF, Zurich, 3-8 Nov 1996, lot 21954; Harmers, London, 28 Aug 2003, lot 476. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 6,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4524 image1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, black plate 1b, lettered RD, sidelines re-cut, large margins all round, neatly cancelled by near complete Maltese Cross in black Gi AS6h = £ 375/Gi 7 = £ 375. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4525 image1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, black plate 5, the famous State 3 "PB" re-entry used on delightful cover from Dublin to Cork, the adhesive with clear to large margins all round, tied by neat black Maltese Cross, leaving the re-entry on ONE PENNY at base largely clear. Reverse with embossed 'Friday' design on flap and sealed with tiny 'Hatty' label alongside despatch datestamp (April 8) in red and Cork arrival in black (April 9 - a friday). An exceptional usage - the sole recorded Irish usage of this rare stamp on letter Gi AS32 = £ 2'250.rnProvenance: RL, London, 14 Nov 1962, lot 107; Harmers, London, 9-10 May 1979, lot 95; Collection 'Minimus', RL, Basel, 5 June 1980, lot 1292; Harmers, London, 31 March 1981, lot 235.rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4526 image1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, black pl. 10, lettered AA-AF / BA-BF / CA-CF, the magnificent unused block of eighteen (6 x 3) from the upper left corner of the sheet with full sheet margins and Plate "10" in corner with imprint "PRICE 1d. Per Label. 1/- Per Row of 12. £1 Per Sheet. Place the Labels ABOVE the Address and to...", the original State 1 without the 'O' flaw on 'ONE' on stamps BE and BF, the block with large margins all round and of wondrous colour, minor bends on the second vertical row of no significance, fresh and very fine with large part og. and seven stamps unmounted og. Gi AS69+AS69a = £ 52'500.rnProvenance: Collection Louis Oram Trivett, Plumridges, 6-7 Nov 1924, lot 162; 'A Baronet's Collection' (Baron Anthony de Worms), purchased by Charles Nissen with article and illustration in the "British Philatelist", July 1938 discussing this multiple, a copy of which accompanies the lot; Phillips, London, 17 Feb 1994, lot 322.rnrnNote: The accompanying multiple from the right hand side of the sheet, lettered AG-AL / CG-CL, is housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 7,500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4527 image1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, pl. 87, lettered RC, an unused example with clear to large margins all round, in a lovely rosy shade, variety "P" converted to "R" by hand re-cutting, fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce and attractive stamp. Cert. RPSL (1986) Gi BS29f = £ 600+. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4528 image1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered AG-AH, an unused horizontal pair, marginal from the top of sheet with imprint '(tow)ards the RIGHT HAND SIDE of the' above, in a lovely rose-red shade on violet tinged paper prominently displayed under the imprint. Fresh and very fine, light diagonal gum bend of no significance, superb large part og. Gi 8 = £ 1'200+. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM

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