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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4549 image1841: 2 d. blue on blued paper, pl. 3, lettered TE, a used example with good to large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at left, tied to 1843 cover from London to Kendal by good strike of London "No. 5" in Maltese Cross in black. Reverse with London despatch cds (June 24) and double arc Kendal arrival (June 25) in blue. A scarce and very fine cover Gi E1ve = £ 2`800. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4550 image1841: 2 d. blue on blued paper, pl. 3, lettered KG, a used example with good margins all round, neatly tied to 1843 cover from London to Preston (Horrocks Miller correspondence) by good strike of London "No. 6" in Maltese Cross in black. Reverse with London despatch cds (Dec 5) and double arc Preston arrival (Dec 6) in dull blue. Scarce and attractive cover Gi E1vf = £ 2`250. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4551 image1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered SK, a used example with large margins on three sides, just grazed at base, tied to 1843 cover from London to Aberdeen by London "No. 10" in Maltese Cross struck in black. Reverse with London despatch in red (Oct 19), Edinburgh cds and Aberdeen arrival (Sept 21) in black. An attractive and scarce cover Gi B1uj = £ 1`000. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4552 image1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered BF, a used example with ample to large margins all round and showing portions of adjoining stamps at right and at left, used on 1843 entire letter from London to Sheffield tied by bold strike of London "No. 12" in Maltese Cross in black. Despatch datestamp on reverse (July 21) and Sheffield arrival both in black. Tiny closed tear at top of entire not affecting the superb appearance Gi B1ul = £ 1`400. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4553 image1841: 2 d. blue on blued paper, pl. 3, lettered KH, a used example with good margins all round, scissor cut in margin only at base, neatly tied to 1843 cover from London to Preston (Horrocks Miller correspondence) by good strike of London "No. 12" in Maltese Cross in black. The stamp shows a complete horizontal guideline running though the value tablet at base and the H square. Reverse with London despatch cds (Nov 17) and double arc Preston arrival (Nov 18) in dull blue. Scarce and attractive cover Gi E1vl = £ 1`600. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4554 image1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered GI, a used example with good to large margins all round, on 1851 cover from Salcombe to Plymouth tied by fair strike of "418" numeral obliterator struck in blue with double arc KINGSBRIDGE cds on reverse, alongside undated circle of Salcombe in black and Plymouth arrival cds (May 31) in blue. File fold at left but scarce Gi B1xb = £ 650. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 120.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4555 image1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered BI, a used example with ample to large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at right, used on 1846 entire letter from Rawtenstall to London tied by fine strike of "501" numeral obliterator struck in blue with double arc RAWTENSTALL cds adjacent (Sept 23). Reverse with double arc Manchester cds in red and London arrival cds of the following day in red. A fine and scarce cover Gi B1xb = £ 650. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4556 image1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered HC, a used example with ample to large margins all round, on 1851 entire letter written from Cledbury Paper Mill to Derby tied by fair strike of "68" numeral obliterator struck in blue. Reverse with two line "Cledbury / Penny Post" in black, BEWDLEY double arc cds in blue (May 1) and Derby arrival cds of the following day. File fold well away from stamp, a fine and scarce cover Gi B1xb = £ 650. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 120.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4557 image1854 (Feb 24): 1 d. red-brown on very blued paper, Die I, wmk. Small Crown, perf. 16, lettered AA-AL / CA-CL / DA-DK / EA-EG plus EJ-EK, the irregular re-joined block of fifty-six of good rich colour, all struck by italic "Frank Ives Scudamore / Chief Examiner" handstamps in black, top right stamp with diagonal crease but largely fresh and fine, with soiling on large part og. A rare and extraordinary large multiple.rnNote: Frank Ives Scudamore (1823-1884) served with the Post Office from the age of 18. When the Offices of Accountant-General and Receiver-General were combined in 1852 Scudamore was appointed Chief Examiner of the combined new Department at Somerset House. He applied his handstamps as a method of defacement, normally to sheets of stamps that had been mis-perforated by Perkins Bacon. The above block ably demonstrates this.rnReference: AI/DK is illustrated in 'The Philatelist - P.J.G.B., March/April 1988, page 77.rnProvenance: A new find, Sotheby's 9 May 1988. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 3,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4558 image1855 (Feb 22): 1 d. red-brown, Die II, Alphabet II, wmk. Small Crown, perf. 16 plate 7, lettered AE, constant variety: "dot in 'o' of one, an unused example of good colour, minor pre-printing paper fold, large part og. Gi C4 = £ 550. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4559 image1855 (June): 1 d. red-brown on lightly blued paper, Die II, Alphabet III, plate 34, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, lettered KF-KH / LF-LH, an unused block of six, in a lovely delicate shade, LF showing 'C' for 'L' flaw, fresh and very fine appearance, minor gum bends on reverse on large part og. A delightful multiple Gi C8(2)+C8(2)i = £ 2'450+.rnProvenance: SG, London, 25-26 Nov 1993, lot 830. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4560 image1855 (June): 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, Die II, Alphabet III, plate 22, wmk. Large Crown, lettered CG-CH / DG-DH, variety "Imperforate", an unused ungummed block of four, large even margins all round, produced as an experiment using the Neales Steam Press in a deep resonant shade. A fine and extremely rare multiple. Signed Holcombe Gi C8h = £ 12'000+.rnProvenance: From the unique sheet, Harmers Auction, April 1954, lot 54; Collection Ernest Dale, SG 10/11 Nov. 1969, lot 128 (as part of a block of 39).rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 1,800.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4561 image1856 (Nov): 1 d. rose-red, Die II, perf. 14, lettered DD, a used example tied to 1857 entire letter from London to Glasgow by fine strike of the Pearson Hill second Trial cancellation (code A) in black (Nov 24) with offset strike on reverse. File fold crosses the adhesive but a fine strike of a very rare marking.rnProvenance: Philipps 2 July 1992, lot 54. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4562 image1861: 1 d. rose-red, Die II, Alphabet IV, pl. 50, perf. 14, lettered CG, letters engraved on the plate instead of punched, both letters 'C' and 'G' very characteristic for alphabet IV, an unused example of excellent centering for the issue, fresh colour and fine, large part og. A very scarce stamp Gi C12 = £ 200. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 80.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4563 image1861: 1 d. rose-red, Die II, Alphabet IV, pl. 50, perf. 14, lettered DH-DL / HH-HL, letters engraved on the plate instead of punched, an unused block of twenty-five, of bright colour, fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og. A rare and particularly choice multiple Gi C12 = £ 6'600.rnProvenance: Collection W.R.D. Wiggins, Robson Lowe, London, 21-22 April 1977, lot 3017. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 1,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4564 image1855 (Feb 22): 2 d. blue, Die I, Alphabet I, pl. 4, wmk. Small Crown, perf. 14, lettered CE, a fine lightly used example showing the re-entry, especially prominent in the TWO PENCE value tablet at base. Scarce so fine Gi F2d = £ 400. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4565 image1858/79: 1 d. red, pl. 89, the top and bottom of the sheet, lettered AA-AL and TA-TL, showing the full Plate Numbers at all four corners and complete italic imprints at top and at base, (possibly) sent to South Australia in 1867 together with a perforating machine from Somerset House. Paper attached to the stamps (showing ghostly impressions of South Australia 3d (?) adhesives) with manuscript "These borders are cut off one of the spoilt sheets of stamps, and is sent to show the mark "†" which is printed on the english sheets, the intersecting point of which lines is fitted onto a pin in the perforating machine at Somerset House, to secure accuracy of position, a boy does this very quickly whilst the machine is working" and contemporary pencil manuscript "Top" and "Bottom". A magnificent item of great historical interest.rnProvenance: RL, London, 12 April 1988, lot 682. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 1,000.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4566 image1867 (April): Paris Exhibition Proof, 1 d. rose-red, plate 103, lettered IB, an Imperforate Proof on soft white card paper, printed in rose-red, printed specially for this Exhibition. Just one block of twenty Proofs in this colour were exhibited in Paris from which this Proof was cut, slight surface wear. Rare Gi DP38 = £ 2'250. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4567 image1867 (March-April): Paris Exhibition Proof for ther 2 d. printed in blue from Plate 9 after the firdt repair of 1866, on soft cream card paper, imperforate. A block of twenty (as described in SG specialised catalogue), lettered AA-AD / EA-ED, with large margins all round. ED with small corner fault and closed tear at left in CA and three further Proofs with thins due to original method of display, otherwise fresh and very fine, an astonishing piece: the largest recorded multiple. Unique Gi DP49 = £ 80'000.rnOn March 28th, 1867, Ormond Hill wrote to J.P. Bacon: "The Board has decided to supply to the G.P.O. for Exhibition at Paris a proof sheet of each variety of postage stamp (...) from the newest 1d. and 2d. plates and send them to me. According to H. Osborne (in 1946) blocks of 20 in issued colours were displayed in Paris 1867.rnNote: For further information see Dr. H. Osborne 'Two Pence Blue' page 123, copy enclosed with the lot.rnProvenance: Harmers-Craveri Auction 4 June 1994. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 7,500.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM
4568 image1858/79: 1 d. red, pl. 219, lettered TA, imperforate Imprimatur, corner marginal from lower left of sheet with Plate Number 219 and imprint 'PRICE 1d. Per Lab(el)', large margins all round, fresh and fine, scarce Gi = £ 425.rnNote: the lower right corner stamp, TL, is housed in the National Postal Museum. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..May-29, 11:59 PM

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