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GREAT BRITAIN STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY continued...

TRANSITION FROM MALTESE CROSS TO NUMERALS continued...
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1581   imageCHEPSTOW - LAST OFFICIAL DAY OF THE MALTESE CROSS - 30 April 1844 E to Edinburgh with plate 41 1d red, almost four margins, tied by MX cancel and with CHEPSTOW cds across the flap. Very scarce. Cross Reference : MONMOUTHSHIRE, EDINBURGH (Image)

Starting at £ 120

SOLD for £220.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1582   imageCORWEN - PAIR OF COVERS INC. LAST OFFICIAL DAY OF THE MALTESE CROSS - 30 April 1844 EL to Oswestry franked with plate 39 1d red, four good to close margins, and tied by a debris-filled MX cross with CORWEN cds on the flap. Together with March 1843 EL from the same correspondence with a three margin 1d red from plate 27 tied by an underinked MX. Both crosses with a dot inside the southern loop. Interesting pair. (2) Cross Reference : DENBIGHSHIRE, SHROPSHIRE (Image)

Starting at £ 200

SOLD for £260.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1583   imageDEWSBURY - LAST OFFICIAL DAY OF THE MALTESE CROSS - 30 April 1844 EL (letter of demand) used locally with plate 39 1d red, shaved at right and base, just barely tied by MX cancel, DEWSBURY cds on the flap for 30 April and 15 May (since endorsed on the front 'Refused/30 April'). Very scarce. Cross Reference : YORKSHIRE (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £140.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1584   imageDORNOCH - EARLIEST KNOWN USE OF ANY SCOTS NUMERAL OUTSIDE GLASGOW - 22 June 1844 E to Golspie with four margin 1d red tied by fine 104 numeral, DORNOCH and GOLSPIE ds both on the front. Rare. Cross Reference : SUTHERLAND (Image)

Starting at £ 80

SOLD for £220.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1585   imageHAMILTON - EARLIEST KNOWN USE OF THE SCOTS 173 NUMERAL - 25 June 1844 EL to Glasgow franked with 2d blue (2, both with four margins) tied by two strikes of the Hamilton numeral. Scarce. Cross Reference : LANARKSHIRE, LANARKSHIRE - GLASGOW (Image)

Starting at £ 180

SOLD for £190.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1586   imageHUDDERSFIELD - LAST DAY OF THE MALTESE CROSS - EL datelined 30 April 1844 (flap torn and repaired) used locally with three margin 1d red tied by MX cancel, HUDDERSFIELD cds on the flap for 30 April 1844. Cross Reference : YORKSHIRE, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image)

Starting at £ 110

SOLD for £140.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1587   imageHULL - EARLIEST KNOWN USE OF THE 383 NUMERAL - 2 May 1844 EL (repaired spike hole) to Oldham with plate 45 1d red, just shaved at one point, tied by very fine 383 numeral of HULL with matching cds on the flap (earliest date is currently recorded as 5th May by Parmenter); together with 29 April 1844 env. Hull to York with 1d red, cut into, tied by MX, being the second last day of the Cross. (2) Cross Reference : YORKSHIRE, LANCASHIRE - MANCHESTER (Image)

Starting at £ 190

SOLD for £300.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1588   imageJERSEY - LATE CROSS AND EARLY NUMERAL USES, PLUS CDS USED AS A CANCEL - group inc. 12 Apr. 1844 env. (opened flat) to London with three-margin 1d red tied by two MXs, and 17/20 May 1844 env. (opened flat) or EL to Croydon/Knaresborough each with 1d red tied by Jersey 409 numeral. Parmenter records Dec. 1844 as the earliest use. Also CE plate 29 with four margins cancelled with large part JERSEY cds. Interesting group. (6 items) Cross Reference : JERSEY POSTAL HISTORY, 1840s CANCELLATIONS, CHANNEL ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 130

CLOSED
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1589   imageLIMERICK - LAST KNOWN USE OF THE DISTINCTIVE CROSS - 18 June 1844 E to Dublin franked with plate 39 1d red, fine four margins with clear profile, tied by large part strike of this distinctive MX; this cover recorded in Rockoff & Jackson. Very scarce, SG £1900. Cross Reference : LIMERICK, DUBLIN CITY (Image)

Starting at £ 260

SOLD for £280.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1590   imageLISMORE, IRELAND - EARLIEST KNOWN USE OF THE IRISH 305 NUMERAL - 28 June 1844 1d pink env. to Dublin cancelled with a fine strike of this cancellation, LISMORE and Dublin ds on one flap which has been opened for display. Very scarce. Cross Reference : WATERFORD, DUBLIN CITY (Image)

Starting at £ 80

SOLD for £85.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1591   imageLIVERPOOL - LAST DAY OF THE MALTESE CROSS - 30 April 1844 part E (front plus 1½ flaps, faults) with four margin 1d red cancelled by MX; LIVERPOOL and WARRINGTON cds on the flaps dated 30 April 1844. Cross Reference : 1840s CANCELLATIONS, LANCASHIRE - LIVERPOOL, CHESHIRE (Image)

Starting at £ 55

SOLD for £60.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1592   imageLONDON - LAST DAY OF THE SCARCE NUMBER 4 MX - 16 May 1844 legal-size E (partly split creases) to Henley franked by 1d red strip of three, RH-RJ plate 40 each stamp with three margins, apparently paying the 1oz rate plus late fee (or possibly a 2oz rate with a missing stamp?), tied by No. 4 MXs. The only known example of the last day for the scarcest numbered cross. Cross Reference : LONDON NUMBERS IN MALTESE CROSS CANCELLATIONS, 1840s CANCELLATIONS, 1841 1d REDS (Image)

Starting at £ 340

CLOSED
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1593   imageLONDON - LAST DAY OF THE NUMBERS 6 & 7 CROSSES - 16 May 1844 E to East Grinstead with four margin 1d red (surface damage) cancelled with No. 6 MX and London cds across the flap; and 16 May 1844 part E (front and one flap) to South Molton franked with three margin 1d red tied by fine No. 7 MX and Charing Cross ds on the back. Rare last day uses. (2) Cross Reference : LONDON NUMBERS IN MALTESE CROSS CANCELLATIONS, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, 1841 1d REDS, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image)

Starting at £ 180

CLOSED
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1594   imageLONDON - LAST DAY OF THE NUMBER 9 CROSS & VERY RARE FIRST DAY OF THE NUMBER 2 NUMERAL - 16 May 1844 1d pink to Godalming cancelled with large strike of No. 9 MX and 'Queen St CS' alongside, one of only two recorded examples of the last day of this cross; plus 17 May 1844 EL to Norfolk with three margin 1d red tied by Inland Office numeral 2. Very rare: one of four examples known from this first day. (2) Cross Reference : POSTAL STATIONERY, Q.V., 1840s CANCELLATIONS, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, LONDON NUMBERS IN MALTESE CROSS CANCELLATIONS (Image)

Starting at £ 500

SOLD for £550.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1595   imageLONDON - LAST DAY OF THE NUMBER 10 CROSS - 16 May 1844 E (endorsed at lower left 'ppd 16 May') to NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME (cds on the flap for 17 May) franked with 1d red plate 42, JH-JI and JJ-JK pairs each stamp with three margins (filing crease through one stamp), tied by No. 10 MXs. One of two recorded for this last day. Also 16 May 1844 EL to Derby with 1d red (filing crease) cancelled in the Inland Office with a common cross. (2) Cross Reference : 1840s CANCELLATIONS, LONDON NUMBERS IN MALTESE CROSS CANCELLATIONS, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY (Image)

Starting at £ 200

SOLD for £260.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1596   imageLONDON - LAST DAY OF THE NUMBER 11 CROSS - 16 May 1844 1d pink l/sheet to Monmouth (filing notes) cancelled with No. 11 MX and Charing Cross ds on the top flap; three are known of this last day. Cross Reference : LONDON NUMBERS IN MALTESE CROSS CANCELLATIONS, 1840s CANCELLATIONS, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY (Image)

Starting at £ 160

SOLD for £170.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1597   imageLONDON INLAND OFFICE - EARLY NUMERAL USE INC. EARLIEST KNOWN - number '3' used on 20 May 1844 EL to Rotherham cancelling four margin 1d red, number '11' used on 20 May EL (creased inc. through the cut into stamp) to Bury Lancs., and number '13' used to cancel 18 May 1d pink env. to Tenterden; these being the earliest recorded dates of these handstamps. Plus a group of dates in the few days after EKU inc. number '4' used on 21 May E to Stourbridge cancelling strip of four plus single 1d red (damage, EKU is 20 May), numbers '8' & '13' used on 21 May EL or E to Bury Lancs. or Newark (EKU for both is 18 May). Fine lot. (11) Cross Reference : LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image)

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Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £140.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1598   imageLONDON - LAST DAYS OF THE CROSS & FIRST DAYS OF THE NUMERAL - early May 1844 MX cancelled group inc. 15 May 1844 pair of EL/E to Wellington or Sheffield with fine four margin 1d reds, and 17 May E used locally with four margin 1d red and 'Moorgate St' s/line alongside; and 23-29 May numeral cancelled group inc. '3' used on 23 May E to Kendal, '12' used on 25 May EL to Bury Lancs., '8' used on 28 May E to Rotherham, and '7' used on 29 May 1d pink EL to Ipswich. Also interesting 18 May 1844 stampless E to Warwick with both District and Inland Office datestamps. (33) Cross Reference : LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image)

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Starting at £ 110

SOLD for £120.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1599   imageMARKET WEIGHTON - LAST DAY OF THE MALTESE CROSS - 30 April 1844 EL to Beverley franked with three margin 1d red tied by somewhat overinked MX, 'MARKET WEIGHTON' cds for 30 April 1844 and BEVERLEY cds for 1 May on opposite flaps. Cross Reference : YORKSHIRE, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image)

Starting at £ 100

CLOSED
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.
1600   imageMOATE - EARLIEST KNOWN IRISH COLOURED NUMERAL & EARLIEST USE OF THE 331 NUMERAL - 2 July 1844 EL (inconsequential marks at top centre) to Dublin with fine four margin plate 41 1d red, tied by very fine 331 numeral struck in blue-green, being the earliest known coloured Irish numeral, MOATE cds alongside. Rare. Cross Reference : WESTMEATH, DUBLIN CITY (Image)

Starting at £ 260

SOLD for £280.00
Closing..Sep-09, 01:00 PM EST.

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