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GREAT BRITAIN STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY continued...

DISTINCTIVE & OTHER NOTABLE MALTESE CROSSES continued...
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1541   imageSTIRLING - LATEST KNOWN USE OF THE DISTINCTIVE CROSS - 21 June 1844 E used locally to Callander franked with a very fine four margin 1d red, AD plate 36, tied by a lovely MX cancellation; STIRLING and CALLANDER boxed ds on the back. A superb cover that is noted in Rockoff & Jackson as being the LKU; SG £550. Cross Reference : STIRLINGSHIRE, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £380.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1542   imageSWANSEA - group inc. Jan. 1843 1d pink with crisp MX without debris, 3 Apr. 1843 E to Bristol with four margin 1d red cancelled by MX with void centre and virtually no debris, and 23 Apr. 1843 E to Hayle with four margin 1d red tied by MX having void debris filled centre; all three illustrated in Rockoff & Jackson. (6) Cross Reference : GLAMORGAN (Image)

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Starting at £ 65

SOLD for £80.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1543   imageTADCASTER - COMMON CROSS GROUP - inc. 31 July 1841 1d Mulready lettersheet (overall toning) stereo A30 to York cancelled with an overinked MX, recorded in Rockoff & Jackson; and Oct. 1841 stampless printed notice to Tadcaster with oval 'PAID/at/LEEDS' and '1d' turned to sent back to Leeds with fine four margin 1d red tied by common cross. Fine group. (4) Cross Reference : MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS, YORKSHIRE, 1840s CANCELLATIONS, REDIRECTED AND TURNED MAIL (Image)

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Starting at £ 160

SOLD for £190.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1544   imageWHITEHAVEN - COMMON CROSS - group inc. 8 May 1841 E to London with virtually four margin 1d red, LD plate 11, and Jan. 1844 E to Carlisle with four margin TI plate 36, each tied by common type MX being before and after the special cross period of this town. (4) Cross Reference : CUMBERLAND, 1841 1d REDS (Image)

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Starting at £ 85

SOLD for £90.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1545   imageYORK - GROUP FROM THE FIRST & SECOND PERIODS OF THE COMMON CROSS - first period range showing deterioration of the cross inc. Nov./Dec. 1841 E/EL trio to Sheffield franked with almost four margin 1d reds, BC plate 11 fresh-entry, RI plate 16 state 2 or RA plate 16, all showing poor strikes, typical of the late first common cross period prior to introduction of the York special cross; and Aug. 1843 trio of covers showing crisp MX strikes after the arrival of a new common handstamp in Sep. 1842. (12) Cross Reference : YORKSHIRE, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 110

SOLD for £120.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1546   imageSCOTTISH GROUP OF SEMI-DISTINCTIVE ETC. CROSSES - on pages, 1841-43 trio to Edinburgh with 1d reds all cancelled with poorly struck Moffatt MX, Oct. 1841/Jan. 1843 pair of E with Huntly common or distinctive MX, July 1842 E to Dunfermline with 1d red cancelled by Arbroath MX, and June 1844 1d pink to Stirling cancelled with Dunblane MX. (8) Cross Reference : ANGUS, DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY, ABERDEEN, PERTHSHIRE (Image)

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Starting at £ 85

SOLD for £100.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1547   imageSCOTTISH GROUP OF MALTESE CROSS COVERS - on 1d red imperf frankings, inc. May 1841 EL Kilmarnock to Glasgow with 1d red GG plate 10 tied my MX with solid centre, Jan. 1842 EL used in Edinburgh fine fine four margin 1d red EG plate 16 tied by light MX, Mar. 1842 EL (crease) from Banff with fine 1d red tied by very fine crisp MX, Feb. 1843 EL from Dundee with four margin stamp tied by neat MX, and 6 June 1844 neat and clean env. from Wick to Golspie with four mostly large margins. Also June 1842 1d pink cancelled with the Montrose MX. (17) Cross Reference : 1841 1d REDS, POSTAL STATIONERY, Q.V., SCOTLAND (Image)

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Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £170.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1548   imageMIXED GROUP OF MAINLY SEMI-DISTINCTIVE CROSSES - mostly on 1d red imperf frankings, Mar. 1841 E to London with normal MX of Stonehaven, Aug./Dec. 1841 pair of Es with distorted MX of Solva and 'Solva/Penny Post' alongside, Jan. 1842/Jan. 1844 pair of Es with similar poorly struck MXs and CAIRNDOW s/line, Nov. 1842 E to Royston with Cambridge MX showing a partially solid centre, Mar. 1843 E to Brechin with distinctive MX of Arbroath (stamp with one margin), Oct. 1843 E to Newbury with Marlborough MX having elongated points to the diamond, and April 1844 1d pink to Lewes with MX and SEAFORD udc both in watery ink. (9) Cross Reference : 1840s CANCELLATIONS, PEMBROKESHIRE, ABERDEEN, SUSSEX (Image)

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Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £140.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1549   imageMIXED MX CANCELLED GROUP ON PAGES - mostly on 1d reds (several are black plates), inc. 1841/42 pairs of covers with neat balloon-type MXs of Clitheroe; Sep. 1841 E with watery MX of TINTERN-ABBEY (cds on flap); 1842/43 env. or E to Ludlow with poorly struck MX of Presteign plus 1850 EL with four margin 1d red cancelled with smudged bluish numeral and PRESTEIGN cds on the back in the same colour; Cheltenham trio inc. Nov. 1841 env. to Putney with fine four margin 1d red, AA plate 8; 1843/4 pair of covers with hollow centre and WADEBRIDGE udc alongside inc. tying the stamp. Also Oct. 1841 EL to Basingstoke franked with 1840 2d blue tied with MX of very distinctive type having a very thick outer cross (the only recorded example; status unknown and possibly bogus?). (15) Cross Reference : RADNOR, CORNWALL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, LANCASHIRE (Image)

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Starting at £ 150

SOLD for £360.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1550   imageSOLID OR PARTLY SOLID CROSS GROUP - on pages, inc. 20 Feb. 1841 E to Dumfries with four margin 1d black, RC plate 2, cancelled with a deep red MX solid between the outer and inner crosses; Sep. 1841 E to Accrington with four margin 1d black, OJ plate 2, cancelled with a virtually solid MX applied in LAWTON (cds on the back); and 1841-42 trio of 1d red frankings (2) or 1d pink cancelled with MXs having solid centres of Birmingham, Leeds or Shrewsbury. (6) Cross Reference : 1840 1d BLACKS, 1841 1d REDS, LANCASHIRE, DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY (Image)

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Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £300.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1551   imageACCIDENTAL USE OF THE CROSS ON UNPAID MAIL - Aug. 1840 E Gloucester to Ledbury with small part strike of the MX across the lower left corner and Oct. 1842 E Peterhead to London with large part strike of a black cross at upper right; both sent unpaid and charge '2'. Cross Reference : ABERDEEN, GLOUCESTERSHIRE (Image)

Starting at £ 65

SOLD for £200.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
TRANSITION FROM RED TO BLACK MALTESE CROSS
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1552   imageABERDEEN - EARLIEST RECORDED USE OF OFFICIAL BLACK CROSS OUTSIDE EDINBURGH - 20 February 1841 EL with part-printed note and franked with fur margin 1d black, DA plate 5 state 1, tied by black MX. Cross Reference : ABERDEEN, 1840 1d BLACKS, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £140.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1553   imageBELFAST - VERY LATE USE OF THE RED CROSS - 21 August 1841 E to Glasgow with fine four margin 1d black, ED plate 6, tied by two crisp strikes of the MX in red and with BELFAST and GLASGOW datestamps on the flap. Although Belfast adopted black ink in Feb. 1841, more than one 'incidental' later uses in red are known. Very fine; ex Sayeed. Cross Reference : BELFAST (Image)

Starting at £ 160

SOLD for £440.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1554   imageCOLDSTREAM - RED/BLACK CROSS PAIR OF COVERS - 19/25 February 1841 EL or E to Edinburgh or Ayr and franked with 1d blacks, LF plate 6 and PI plate 3 each with four margins, and tied respectively by red or black MX cancels. (2) Cross Reference : BERWICKSHIRE, SCOTLAND, 1840 1d BLACKS (Image)

Starting at £ 190

SOLD for £280.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1555   imageCORK - EARLIEST RECORDED USE OF THE BLACK CROSS - 18 February 1841 1d Mulready env. stereo A149 (small faults) to Perth cancelled with black MX being the earliest known for Cork; 'No. 5' rh, CORK, Dublin and Edinburgh datestamps on the back. Cross Reference : MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS, 1841 1d REDS, CITY OF CORK (Image)

Starting at £ 110

SOLD for £180.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1556   imageCUPAR ANGUS - LATE USE OF THE RED CROSS - 21 February 1841 E to Blairgowrie with SJ plate 1b 1d black, three margins and just shaved at base (apparently creased before use), tied by red MX. Cross Reference : PERTHSHIRE, 1840 1d BLACKS, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image)

Starting at £ 80

CLOSED
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1557   imageDALRY - EARLIEST RECORDED USE OF BLACK CROSS AT THIS OFFICE - 1 May 1842 E (pressure bend inc. through stamp) to Edinburgh with 1d red, GL plate 19 with four close to good margins, tied by black MX cancel (plus thumbprint) with DALRY, GLASGOW and Edinburgh datestamps on the flap. Unusually, this office used a red cross until the end of July 1842; this is the earliest known black cross from here. Cross Reference : AYR, 1841 1d REDS, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image)

Starting at £ 80

CLOSED
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1558   imageDUBLIN & ENNISTIMON - EARLY BLACK CROSS DATES - 19/27 February 1841 large part E or E to Maidstone or Kells franked with 1d black, CJ plate 1b four margins/EG plate 4 three margins, each tied by black MX (the earliest known is 15 Feb.). Also 2 March 1841 EL from Ennistimon to Dublin with 1d red, TI plate 10 three margins, the earliest known black cross from here. (3) Cross Reference : DUBLIN CITY, 1840s CANCELLATIONS, 1840 1d BLACKS, 1841 1d REDS (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £240.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1559   imageDUMFRIES - LAST RECORDED USE OF THE RED CROSS - 24 February 1841 env. to Edinburgh with LK plate 6 1d black, four margins, tied by red MX being the latest recorded for Dumfries. Cross Reference : 1840s CANCELLATIONS, 1840 1d BLACKS, DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY (Image)

Starting at £ 110

SOLD for £120.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1560   imageDUNDEE - LAST RECORDED USE OF THE RED CROSS - 19 February 1841 E to Rothsay [sic] franked with SD plate 5 state 1, four margins (tiny piece of natural grit in the paper at centre left), tied by two strikes of the MX in red; this the latest recorded use for Dundee. Cross Reference : BERWICKSHIRE, 1840s CANCELLATIONS, 1840 1d BLACKS (Image)

Starting at £ 85

SOLD for £120.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.

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