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GREAT BRITAIN STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY continued...

HOWARD HUGHES REFERENCE COLLECTION OF MALTESE CROSSES continued...
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
984   imageBOSTON - OILY, DOUBLE-STRUCK CROSSES ON PAIR OF 1d BLACK COVERS - 18/29 Dec. 1840 ELs used locally and franked with four margin 1d blacks, AF/AG plate 7, and each tied by double strikes of the MX in oily red with BOSTON cds alongside (29th Dec. has two). Very attractive duo. (2)Cross Reference: 1840s CANCELLATIONS, LINCOLNSHIRE (Image) Starting at £ 240

Currently...£240.00
Selling...USD 313.06
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
985   imageDUMFRIES - COMMON & DISTINCTIVE CROSS TRIO OF COVERS - Oct. 1842 EL to Dalbeattie with almost four margin 1d red cancelled with a common cross; and Oct./Nov. 1843 pair of Es to Castle Douglas with three or four margin 1d reds tied by fine strikes of the distinctive Dumfries MX which is listed but unpriced by SG. (3)Cross Reference: DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image) Starting at £ 130

Currently...£130.00
Selling...USD 169.57
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
986   imageDURSLEY - 1d BLACK & 1d RED COVERS WITH NON-DISTORTED CROSSES - 31 Oct. 1840 env. to Bisley, Gloucs. franked with a fine four margin 1d black, TF plate 4, and tied by a lightly struck red MX; and July 1843 EL to Bewdley with an almost four margin 1d red tied by black MX, both with DURSLEY cds on the back. Both crosses not displaying the asymmetrical characteristic known from this office; the 1d red cover (which is noted in Rockoff & Jackson) in particular demonstrates the distorted effect often seen is not the result of the handstamp itself, as this cover is just nine days after a recorded distorted strike. Interesting duo. (2)Cross Reference: 1840 1d BLACKS, 1841 1d REDS, GLOUCESTERSHIRE (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 200

Currently...£200.00
Selling...USD 260.88
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
987   imageFAKENHAM - LAST RECORDED DAY OF RED INK USE ON 2d BLUE COVER - 16 Feb. 1841 E to NORWICH (fine cds on the top flap, FAKENHAM cds on the bottom flap) franked with a four margin 1840 2d blue, JL plate 1 with close to large margins, and tied by at least two strikes of the MX in red. This is the latest recorded date of use of red cancelling ink at this office. Cross Reference: NORFOLK (Image) Starting at £ 200

Currently...£200.00
Selling...USD 260.88
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
988   imageFAKENHAM - APPARENTLY ERRONEOUSLY APPLIED CROSS - June 1843 stampless EL to 'Windham' [sic] with MX applied at left in error? then crossed through in red ink; FAKENHAM and WYMONDHAM cds on the flap. Unusual.Cross Reference: 1840s CANCELLATIONS, NORFOLK (Image) Starting at £ 80

Currently...£80.00
Selling...USD 104.35
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
989   imageKENDAL & CIRENCESTER - CROSSES WITH CONSTANT BREAKS - Kendal with 25 March 1841 EL to Appleby franked with four mostly close margin 1d red, ML plate 5, tied by MX prior to the development of the break (this cover recorded in Rockoff & Jackson), and Aug. 1841/July 1842 ELs with 1d reds tied by MXs showing the break; plus Cirencester 13 Sep. 1841 EL to Wellington Som. with four margin 1d red tied by MX showing the constant break (recorded in R&J). (4)Cross Reference: WESTMORLAND, GLOUCESTERSHIRE (Image) Starting at £ 95

Currently...£95.00
Selling...USD 123.92
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
990   imageLEEDS - LATEST RECORDED RED CROSS & EARLIEST RECORDED BLACK CROSS - 13 Feb. 1841 EL to Sheffield with almost four margin 1d black, MJ plate 6, tied by common red MX; and 18 Feb. 1841 EL to Blackburn with four margin 1d black, JB plate 9, tied by common black MX. Both have LEEDS cds on the flap. (2) Cross Reference: YORKSHIRE (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 200

Currently...£200.00
Selling...USD 260.88
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
991   imageMANCHESTER - LATE USE OF THE FISHTAIL CROSS - 5 June 1841 E to PRESTON (cds on the back along with MANCHESTER) franked with a fine 1d red with four margins, HK plate 9, and tied by the distinctive fishtail MX. That latest recorded date of use is 12 June. SG £2500.Cross Reference: LANCASHIRE - MANCHESTER, 1841 1d REDS (Image) Starting at £ 180

Currently...£180.00
Selling...USD 234.79
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
992   imageMANCHESTER - 1843-43 POST-FISHTAIL PERIOD CROSSES GROUP OF GENERALLY THICKER TYPES - all 1d red frankings inc. 21 June 1842 EL to Halifax with TI plate 20 four margins, 9 Mar. 1843 E to Preston with FC plate 21 four margin, 21 Apr. 1843 local EL with superb MX tying three margin stamp (recorded in Rockoff & Jackson). All cancelled with thicker-lined MXs, known to be in used after the fishtail cross. (10)Cross Reference: LANCASHIRE - MANCHESTER, 1841 1d REDS (Image) Starting at £ 130

Currently...£130.00
Selling...USD 169.57
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
993   imageOXFORD - COMMON & TYPE 2 (THICK) CROSSES GROUP - with common MX (2) inc. a superb strike on 26 Feb. 1844 E (filled spike hole) tying four margin 1d red (this cover recorded in Rockoff & Jackson); and with type 2 MX displaying thicker components (3) inc. on Feb. 1842 1d pink env. to Broadway and on 21 June 1842 EL to Sanderstead just tying four margin 1d red (recorded in R&J). (5)Cross Reference: POSTAL STATIONERY, Q.V., OXFORDSHIRE, 1841 1d REDS (Image) Starting at £ 110

Currently...£110.00
Selling...USD 143.48
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
994   imageROCHESTER - MX USED TO 'CANCEL' INCORRECTLY-DATED CDS - 3 Feb. 1842 stampless EL from MAIDSTONE (cds on the front along with red "P1") to ROCHESTER with two receiving cds on the flap, one dated 5 Feb. which has then been overstruck with the MX before the cds handstamp has been corrected and restruck for the 4th. Very attractive and scarce. Cross Reference: KENT, 1840s CANCELLATIONS, UNIFORM 1d POSTAGE PERIOD (Image) Starting at £ 180

Currently...£180.00
Selling...USD 234.79
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
995   imageSELKIRK - SOLID CROSS ON REDIRECTED 1d BLACK COVER - 29 June 1841 EL datelined 'Yair' to STOW (ds on the flap) franked with a four margin 1d black, LE plate 6 state 1, tied by light and largely solid MX in black applied in Selkirk, then endorsed 'Redirected at Stow' to Edinburgh. Fine and very attractive.Cross Reference: 1840 1d BLACKS, SELKIRK, REDIRECTED AND TURNED MAIL (Image) Starting at £ 150

Currently...£150.00
Selling...USD 195.66
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
996   imageSTIRLING - LATE USE OF THE DISTINCTIVE CROSS ON REDIRECTED COVER - 11 June 1844 part E (no side flaps) to Muiravonside Falkirk, franked with a three margin 1d red tied by a very fine strike of this distinctive MX that is know used until 21 June; 'Falkirk' then crossed through and the address appears to have been corrected to 'Linlithgow' but then marked 'Paid 1' on the flap. SG £550. Cross Reference: REDIRECTED AND TURNED MAIL, STIRLINGSHIRE (Image) Starting at £ 65

Currently...£65.00
Selling...USD 84.79
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
997   imageWELSHPOOL - SOLID-CENTRE CROSS - 3 Sep. 1841 E to Ludlow franked with four margin 1d red, EE plate 15, tied by good strike of this famous solid-centre MX, WELSHPOOL cds alongside. This cover recorded in Rockoff & Jackson; SG £5000.Cross Reference: MONTGOMERYSHIRE (Image) Starting at £ 340

Currently...£340.00
Selling...USD 443.50
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
998   imageWELSHPOOL - TRIO OF COVERS WITH 'OPEN-CENTRE' CROSSES - 21 Sep. 1843 EL to Dunkirk with four margin 1d red, HE plate 33, tied by lightly struck normal MX; and Jan. 1844 1d pink to Newtown, Powys cancelled with an open-centre MX having various extra marks inside from debris; both these covers are recorded in Rockoff & Jackson. Plus May 1843 EL to Bishop's Castle with cut-into 1d red tied by MX that is largely solid between the outer and inner crosses due to clogging. Interesting group. (3)Cross Reference: POSTAL STATIONERY, Q.V., 1841 1d REDS, MONTGOMERYSHIRE (Image) Starting at £ 80

Currently...£80.00
Selling...USD 104.35
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
999   imageMIXED GROUP OF MX COVERS - Sep. 1841 EL from Tain to Dingwall with 1d red cancelled with slightly distinctive looking MX; Feb. 1842 E from Lymington to London with 1d red cancelled with MX plus manuscript apparently due to the MX being placed too far right; Sep. 1842 env. London to Edinburgh redirected to Glasgow with 1d red cancelled in two very different shades of black; 1/19 Nov. 1842 Es from London to Rotherham each with MX having a dot in the centre suggesting constancy around this time; Feb. 1844 1d pink (poor) to Pontefract cancelled with the Tallow cross that has a part break. Interesting range. (6)Cross Reference: REDIRECTED AND TURNED MAIL (Image) Starting at £ 110

Currently...£110.00
Selling...USD 143.48
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
PROFESSOR DAVID ROCKOFF REFERENCE COLLECTION OF MALTESE CROSSES
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1000   imageABERDEEN, ABOYNE, ALLOA & ANSTRUTHER - Aberdeen Sep. 1841 E apparently used locally with 1d red initially ms cancelled and then struck with a fine MX (2003 APF cert.) and Jan. 1844 E to Glenlivet with cut into 1d red; Aboyne 2 May 1841 E to Aberdeen with three margin 1d red, RG plate 9, cancelled by MX with 'stray dots' inside; Alloa 16 June 1841 E to Edinburgh with four margin 1d black, QC plate 5 state 1 (faults), and Apr. 1842 E to Edin. with three margin 1d red; and Anstruther 1 Apr. 1842 EL to Stirling with almost four margin 1d red applied at lower right. (6)Cross Reference: 1840 1d BLACKS, ABERDEEN, FIFE, CLACKMANNAN (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 130

Currently...£130.00
Selling...USD 169.57
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1001   imageAMBLESIDE, ADDINGHAM, ARUNDEL, ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH, ASHFORD & AYLESBURY - Ambleside Aug. 1843 1d pink to Lancaster and Apr. 1844 EL (soiled) to Hawkshead with three margin 1d red; Addingham July 1843 EL to Otley with three margin 1d red; Arundel 25 Apr. 1844 env. to London with four margin 1d red, GH plate 39; Ashby group (5 items) inc. July 1842 EL to London with 1d red (2, different plates) and Aug. 1842 EL to London with almost four margin 1d red; Ashford Nov. 1840 piece with 1d black (toned, cut into) just tied by red MX and "ASHFORD/Penny Post" alongside; and Aylesbury May 1841 E to Olney with 1d red tied by MX and "NEWPORT PAGNELL" cds. (11 items)Cross Reference: CUMBERLAND, DERBYSHIRE, SUSSEX, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (Image) Starting at £ 130

Currently...£130.00
Selling...USD 169.57
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1002   imageARBROATH, BALLANTRAE, BALLINDALLOCH & BONAWE - Arbroath Mar. 1843/May 1844 Es to Edinburgh or Stirling each with almost four margin 1d reds; Ballantrae 10 Apr. 1844 E to Stranraer with three margin 1d red; Ballindalloch July 1842/Jan. 1844 Es to Glenlivet or Drumin; and Bonawe inc. Aug. 1842 EL to Inverary with two margin 1d red tied by largely solid MX. (7 items)Cross Reference: ANGUS, AYR, BANFF, ARGYLL (Image) Starting at £ 65

Currently...£110.00
Selling...USD 143.48
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1003   imageAROS, ISLE OF MULL - RARE COVER & TWO DATED PIECES - 25 Sep. 1843 EL (soiled, faults) datelined 'Beach' to Easdale with three margin 1d red cancelled with MX, AROS ds on the back (this is latest recorded MX from Aros). Plus Apr. & June 1842 dated pieces with cut into 1d reds. Rare, the population of Aros at this time was c300 inhabitants. (3)Cross Reference: INNER HEBRIDES, ARRAN, BUTE, ETC. (Image) Starting at £ 85

Currently...£600.00
Selling...USD 782.64
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.

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