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GREAT BRITAIN STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY continued...

TRANSITION FROM RED TO BLACK MALTESE CROSS continued...
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1561   imageEDINBURGH - LAST DAY USE OF RED CROSS ON MULREADY STATIONERY - 17 February 1841 1d lettersheet stereo A16 to Reading cancelled with red MX and Edinburgh & London datestamps on the flap. This is the latest recorded date for use of the red cross. Cross Reference : SCOTLAND, EDINBURGH, MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image)

Starting at £ 200

SOLD for £220.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1562   imageEDINBURGH - EARLY USE OF BLACK CROSS ON 2d BLUE - 19 February 1841 EL to Queensferry with fine four margin 1840 2d blue, NK plate 2, tied by black MX. Fine and attractive; SG £3000. Cross Reference : SCOTLAND, EDINBURGH, 1840 2d BLUES, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image)

Starting at £ 340

SOLD for £360.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1563   imageEDINBURGH - EARLY USES OF BLACK CROSS - 20 February 1841 part E (front plus top flap) used locally with fine four margin 1d black, LJ plate 4, tied by black MX being the third day of such use from Edin.; and 26/27 February 1841 EL/E to Inverness or Thurso and with 1d blacks both having four margins, NC plate 5/HA plate 8, and both tied by black MX cancels. (3) Cross Reference : EDINBURGH, 1840s CANCELLATIONS, 1840 1d BLACKS (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 200

SOLD for £280.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1564   imageGALASHIELS - LATE USES OF RED CROSS - 20/22 February 1841 E/EL to Edinburgh or London each with four margin 1d black, JH plate 7/KL plate 4 (tiny surface fault), and tied by red MX cancels. (2) Cross Reference : ROXBURGH, 1840 1d BLACKS, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image)

Starting at £ 180

SOLD for £190.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1565   imageGRANGEMOUTH - LATE USE OF THE RED CROSS - 22 February 1841 EL to Dunfermline with almost four margin 1d black, BD plate 7, tied by red MX. Cross Reference : STIRLINGSHIRE, 1840 1d BLACKS, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image)

Starting at £ 80

CLOSED
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1566   imageGREENOCK - RED/BLACK CROSSES GROUP - 20 February 1841 EL to London with CE plate 1b 1d black, four margins, tied by red MX; 23 February 1841 dated piece with PF plate 4 1d black, four margins, and tied by red MX, this is possibly the last known date of the red cross in Greenock; and 27 February 1841 E to Paisley with HG-HH plate 7 1d black pair, cut-into at left and shaved at top plus filing crease through HG, tied by black MX cancels (the black cross is known to have been used here on 24 Feb. (3 items) Cross Reference : RENFREW, 1840s CANCELLATIONS, 1840 1d BLACKS (Image)

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Starting at £ 220

SOLD for £240.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1567   imageLIBBERTON - RED/BLACK CROSS PAIR OF COVERS - (20?)/21 February 1841 env. to Warriston with four margin 1d black, ID plate 8, just tied by crisp red MX; (12?)13 March 1841 env. to Edinburgh with four margin 1d black, SL plate 9, tied by black MX; both with straight line LIBBERTON at top left. Plus 1843 env. Libberton to Peebles with four margin 1d red. (3) Cross Reference : LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND, 1840 1d BLACKS, 1841 1d REDS (Image)

Starting at £ 160

SOLD for £170.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1568   imageLONDON DISTRICT - LATE RED & EARLY BLACK CROSSES IN THE EXPERIMENTAL PERIOD - 25 Aug. 1840 E with four margin 1d black, RE plate 1b, tied by red MX and 'T.P/Borough' alongside, and 2 Sep. 1840 EL with 1d black RL plate 6, four very close to large margins, and tied by black MX and framed 'T.P/Torrington Pl'. The black cross experiment commenced on Monday 1 September; fine pairing. (2) Cross Reference : LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 180

SOLD for £280.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1569   imageLONDON DISTRICT - LAST & SECOND-LAST DAY RED CROSSES PRIOR TO THE BLACK EXPERIMENT - 28 Aug. 1840 Mulready 1d lettersheet (part flap missing) with 'T.P/Cheapside' and endorsed 'Lord Mayor' below (sender?), plus 29 Aug. 1840 EL with 1d black SE plate 7, four margins just possibly touched at one point. Both cancelled with red MX; the black cross experiment began on Monday 31 August with Saturday 29th being the last day in red as London didn't cancel mail on Sundays. (2) Cross Reference : LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, 1840s CANCELLATIONS, MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 190

SOLD for £1,700.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1570   imageLONDON DISTRICT - PAIR OF COVERS MISSORTED SO CANCELLED IN RED - 24 Sep./15 Dec. 1840 large part E or EL both London local mail, but missorted to the Inland Office (Inland Office cds on both) where the stamps, both four margin 1d blacks, cancelled in red. Very scarce London District mail from the black experimental MX period, that should have been cancelled in black if correctly handled. (2) Cross Reference : LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 150

SOLD for £220.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1571   imageLONDON - EXTRAORDINARY FRONT CANCELLED IN RED, TURNED & CANCELLED IN BLACK - front plus one flap that appears to have been first used to London with 1d black KK plate 6 (four margins, light crease) tied by red MX, then turned and used to Guildford with 1d black (KJ plate 6?) just shaved at base and tied by a black MX. The flap has different part London datestamps on each side for 11 Feb. 1841. Rare, despite condition. Cross Reference : LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, SURREY, 1840s CANCELLATIONS, REDIRECTED AND TURNED MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 340

SOLD for £500.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1572   imageLONDON - LAST OFFICIAL DAY OF THE RED CROSS COVERS ETC. - 9 Feb. 1841 E or EL to Bath or Marchwood franked with JJ plate 4, four margins with surface fault, or GK plate 10, four margins & scissor cut into the design at base, both tied by red MX (scarce on plate 10) being the last official day. Plus 20 Aug. 1840 E (faults) used locally with four margin 1d black JA plate 4 tied by red MX. (3) Cross Reference : LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £280.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1573   imageMONAGHAN - SECOND LATEST USE OF THE RED CROSS - 22 February 1841 E to Carrickmacross with a virtually four margin 1d black, GJ plate 10, tied by red MX (scarce on this plate; latest red cross known is 24 Feb.). SG £3500 for a black cross. Cross Reference : MONAGHAN, 1840 1d BLACKS, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image)

Starting at £ 260

SOLD for £280.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1574   imageNEWRY & WATERFORD - LATE RED CROSS DATES - 28 February 1841 part E Newry to Montrose with LB plate 6 1d black, four margins (the latest known is 5 Mar.); and 16 February E Waterford to London with RL plate 6 1d black with four margins (the latest known is 5 Mar.). (2) Cross Reference : WATERFORD, ARMAGH, 1840 1d BLACKS, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 120

SOLD for £180.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1575   imagePERTH - OCTOBER 1840 RESUMPTION OF USE OF RED INK - 29 October 1840 EL (filing crease through stamp) to Auchterardie with 1d black, BG plate 6 four margins, tied by dark/discoloured? MX displaying a return to use of red cancel ink following the use of black ink at this office in Sep./Oct. 1840. Plus 31 December 1840 EL (reinforced splitting) with 1d black, KB plate 4 almost four margins, tied by red MX. (2) Cross Reference : PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, 1840 1d BLACKS (Image)

Starting at £ 160

SOLD for £170.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1576   imageTARBERT - EARLIEST KNOWN USE OF THE BLACK CROSS - 23 February 1841 EL to Rochdale with 1d black, HF plate 8 fine with four large margins, tied by neat black MX, being its earliest recorded use from Tarbert. (Image)

Starting at £ 110

SOLD for £120.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1577   imageSCOTLAND - LATE RED/EARLY BLACK CROSS TRIO - 13 February 1841 part front and top flap with fine 1d black, HC plate 7, tied by red MX with LESMAHAGO and Edinburgh datestamps on the flap; 25 February 1841 env. to Edin. with 1d black, CK plate 2 (damaged), tied by black MX; and 25 February 1841 mourning env. (damaged, glued to light card) to Melrose with 1d black, BB plate 3 four margins, just tied below by black MX, with red boxed 'MISSENT/TO/MELROSE' then redirected locally without charge, PEEBLES, Edinburgh and MELROSE datestamps (this is the earliest recorded black cross from Peebles). (3) Cross Reference : SCOTLAND, 1840 1d BLACKS, ROXBURGH, MISSENT MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 110

SOLD for £170.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
TRANSITION FROM MALTESE CROSS TO NUMERALS
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1578   imageASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH - LAST OFFICIAL DAY OF THE MALTESE CROSS - 30 April 1844 EL to Leicester with plate 39 1d red, four good margins, tied by two strikes of the MX and ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH cds on the front, apparently posted too late as with LEICESTER cds on the back for 2 May. Rare. Cross Reference : LEICESTERSHIRE (Image)

Starting at £ 200

SOLD for £260.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1579   imageBALLYCASTLE - LAST KNOWN USE OF THE MX & FIRST KNOWN USE OF THE IRISH 37 NUMERAL - 22/25 June 1844 pair of ELs to Ballymoney franked with 1d reds, plates 42/39, tied by fine strikes of Maltese Cross or 37 numeral, being respectively the last and first known dates of each. Very scarce pair. (2) Cross Reference : ANTRIM (Image)

Starting at £ 200

SOLD for £480.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1580   imageBIDEFORD - LAST OFFICIAL DAY OF THE MALTESE CROSS - 30 April 1844 part E to Bristol franked with plate 40 1d red, shaved at top, just tied by MX cancel and with clear BIDEFORD cds for 30 April on the flap, overstruck with BRISTOL cds for 1 May. Very scarce. Cross Reference : DEVON, BRISTOL (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £110.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.

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