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Duncan - Great Britain Line-Engraved continued...

1840 1d BLACKS continued...
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1061   imageEC-ED - PAIR ON SCOTS COVER - 20 Jan. 1841 EL from 'Flisk Wood' to Edinburgh franked with a fine pair of 1d blacks with large margins, tied by red MXs, CUPAR FIFE and Edinburgh marks on the back; stamps placed inverted in the lower left corner, against regulations. (Image)

Starting at £ 200

SOLD for £550.00
Will close during Public Auction
1062   imageII - RARE ATTEMPTED RE-USE OF A 1d BLACK ON CUMBRIA COVER - 11 Oct. 1841 EL datelined 'Warwick' [on-Eden] to 'Skerwith Abbey' with four margin 1d black (corner torn) that appears to have initially been struck with black MX before noticing the stamp had previously been used, so endorsed 'old Stamp' with the F-rated handstruck UPP "2" (Jay CU186) of CARLISLE (cds on the back, along with PENRITH). Rare attempted fraudulent re-use of a 1d black.Cross Reference: CUMBERLAND, UNIFORM 1d POSTAGE PERIOD (Image)

Starting at £ 340

SOLD for £1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1063   imageNF - ON LONDON EXPERIMENTAL BLACK CROSS COVER - 27 Oct. 1840 E (splits, some reinforced) used in London with "T.P/King William St" on the front and franked with a fine 1d black having four large margins & recut checkletter 'N' and tied by black MX, London ds on the back.Cross Reference: LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image)

Starting at £ 80

SOLD for £170.00
Will close during Public Auction
1064   imagePF - VERY SCARCE SPILSBY RED 'EXTRA CROSS' - 12 Oct. 1840 dated EL to London with four margin 1d black just tied by neat red MX and with another MX strike nearby, SPILSBY and London cds on the top flap. Very scarce in red.Cross Reference: 1840s CANCELLATIONS, LINCOLNSHIRE, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY (Image)

Starting at £ 260

SOLD for £1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1065   imageCH - ON LONG SUTTON COVER - 21 Sep. 1840 E to London with fine four margin 1d black tied by red MX, scarce E-rated "Long Sutton/Penny Post" at lower left, WISBEACH and London cds on the flap. Purchased for £330 in 1979.Cross Reference: CAMBRIDGESHIRE, LINCOLNSHIRE (Image)

Starting at £ 160

SOLD for £480.00
Will close during Public Auction
1066   imageDD - ON COVER FROM DORSET - 30 Sep. 1840 EL to Crewkerne with very fine four large margin 1d black tied by neat red MX, boxed "No. 7" rh and DORCHESTER cds both alongside. A very clean and attractive cover. Cross Reference: DORSET, SOMERSET (Image)

Starting at £ 120

SOLD for £500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1067   imageMJ - WITH JOHN GADSBY 'Thanks for cheap postage' PROPAGANDA LABEL - 21 Aug. 1840 dated EL to Rugby with fine WHITCHURCH-SALOP cds well-placed on the top flap, with a fine four margin 1d black tied by lovely crisp red MX, and with yellow diamond-shaped label 'Thanks for cheap postage. May we soon get cheap bread. Free communication with all parts of the empire is good, but free trade with all parts of the world will be still better'. Fine and rare; 12 covers are recorded of which only three have the label on the front rather than used as a seal across the flap.Cross Reference: SHROPSHIRE, WARWICKSHIRE, MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS (Image)

Starting at £ 400

SOLD for £3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1068   imagePD - RARE "Missent from/........ to Derry" ON MAY DATE COVER - 13 May 1840 E to Limerick franked with a very fine 1d black with four large margins tied by crisp red MX, almost very fine and rare handstruck red "Missent from/[Dublin] to Derry" at left, London, LIMERICK and Dublin (17 May 1840, the second Sunday in May) ds on/across the flap. A rare missent mark; this is only the third example Cavendish has handled in over 20 years. Exhibit item.Cross Reference: LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, IRELAND PRE-1922 - POSTAL HISTORY, MISSENT MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 340

SOLD for £1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1069   imagePH - ON LAST SUNDAY IN MAY COVER - 31 May 1840 E to Dublin with fine four margin 1d black (inconsequential scissor cut at left, just touches the design) tied by three strikes of a MX in a very pleasing shade of red that is described in Rockoff & Jackson as 'magenta' (though seems a shade of deep crimson or deep ruby to us), CLONMEL and Dublin ds nicely placed on the top flap. Very attractive cover, SG £5000 for last day in May.Cross Reference: IRELAND PRE-1922 - POSTAL HISTORY, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image)

Starting at £ 500

SOLD for £2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1070   imageRE - ON "Poulton/Penny Post" COVER - 9 Oct. 1840 EL to PRESTON (cds on the back) with four margin 1d black tied by red MX plus a fine strike of the D-rated "Poulton/Penny Post". Very scarce. SG £7500. Cross Reference: LANCASHIRE, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image)

Starting at £ 400

SOLD for £800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1071   imageQL - ON YORKSHIRE COVER - 30 July 1840 E to Bradford with very fine large margin 1d black tied by crisp red MX, "Hebden Bridge/Penny Post" struck at left and HALIFAX cds on the top flap. Very attractive. Cross Reference: YORKSHIRE (Image)

Starting at £ 110

SOLD for £480.00
Will close during Public Auction
1072   imageJD - TIED TO COVER BY DEEP BLOOD RED CROSS - 6 Aug. 1840 EL to 'Glastonborough' with fine 1d black having four good to huge margins and tied by fine MX in a very pleasing deep red shade, WHITCHURCH- HANTS cds across the flap. The contents a request for '15cwt of good ready meaty cheese'. Very attractive.Cross Reference: HAMPSHIRE (Image)

Starting at £ 200

SOLD for £500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1073   imageLE - MORE TO PAY COVERS - July 1840 E to Halifax with very fine four margins tied by fine red MX, double-ring "MORE/TO/PAY" and ms '2' on the front. Also May 1843 E to London ex NEWPORT-MON (cds on the back) franked with a fine four margin 1d red, KC plate 28, with similar "MORE/TO/PAY" applied in London with '2'. Fine postage due duo. (2) Cross Reference: 1841 1d REDS, YORKSHIRE, MONMOUTHSHIRE, POSTAGE DUE MARKS (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1074   imageSC - ON COVER REDIRECTED WITHIN IRELAND - 21 July 1840 env. (light overall toning) to Dublin signed at lower left by the Liberal MP WM Somerville (later Baron Athlumney), franked with fine four margin 1d black tied with a crisp red MX leaving a clear profile, redirected to Limerick for which cash '1' was paid. London, Dublin & LIMERICK marks on the back. Cross Reference: REDIRECTED AND TURNED MAIL, IRELAND PRE-1922 - POSTAL HISTORY, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY (Image)

Starting at £ 110

SOLD for £380.00
Will close during Public Auction
1075   imageTD - RARE COVER WITH LIVERPOOL SHIP MARK - Oct. 1840 E ex Belfast (filing note on the flap) with very fine and large 1d black tied by red MX, most unusually with superb "LIVERPOOL/SHIP LETTER" (Tab. S14) alongside, no other marks. A very fine and very unusual cover. Ex Victoria 1970s sales where sold for £400. Cross Reference: SHIP LETTERS, IRELAND PRE-1922 - POSTAL HISTORY, LANCASHIRE - LIVERPOOL (Image)

Starting at £ 500

SOLD for £1,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1076   imageDE - ON BEWDLEY SOLID CROSS COVER - 27 Aug. 1840 E to Birmingham with a four margin 1d intense black, state 1 prior to later re-entry, tied by solid red MX (as noted in Rockoff & Jackson on 29 Aug. piece), BEWDLEY cds on the front and BIRMINGHAM cds on the top flap.Cross Reference: WORCESTERSHIRE, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image)

Starting at £ 160

SOLD for £460.00
Will close during Public Auction
1077   imageHK - TIED TO COVER BY VERMILION CROSS - Feb. 1841 env. used locally in Bristol with four margin 1d black tied by two strikes of the vermilion MX, as recorded by Rockoff & Jackson used at this office, large "No. 28" rh mark of Abbots Leigh alongside and part BRISTOL cds on the flap in the same vermilion shade. SG £2250.Cross Reference: 1840s CANCELLATIONS, BRISTOL (Image)

Starting at £ 160

SOLD for £1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1078   imageOG - ON PLYMOUTH DISTINCTIVE CROSS COVER - 5 Mar. 1841 E (light overall foxing) to Hayle with 1d intense black, four close to huge margins, tied by fine strike of this MX, PLYMOUTH cds on the top flap. Significantly scarcer than the similar Norwich special MX; this cover recorded in Rockoff & Jackson. SG £9000.Cross Reference: 1840s CANCELLATIONS, DEVON (Image)

Starting at £ 500

SOLD for £550.00
Will close during Public Auction
1079   imageRE - 'ENQUIRY FOR A CONVICT' PRINTED FORM CONCERNING CONVICT TRANSPORTED IN 1831 - Nov. 1838 printed form apparently sent in response to a request for information of 'Eliza Hayes' who had been transported to New South Wales in 1831, that advises no details are available but further enquiry may be made no sooner than one year later, then used to London on 25 Nov. 1840 with 1d black having four large to small margins cancelled indistinctly in red with LOWESTOFT and London cds slightly overstruck on the top flap; a later note dated 1843 confirms only that Eliza was known to be alive at the time her sentence expired in 1838. Fascinating historical content. Cross Reference: SUFFOLK, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, NEW SOUTH WALES (Image)

Starting at £ 340

SOLD for £1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1080   imageTE - USED AS A SEAL ON DEVON COVER WITH SCARCE OTTERTON MARK - 12 Jan. 1841 E to London with scarce E-rated "Otterton/Penny Post" (Jay DV1020) on the back along with HONITON cds, endorsed on the front 'Seal'd with a Stamp' and with a three margin 1d black across the flap that has been sympathetically bisected upon opening. Scarce; sold by Cavendish in 2006 for £300.Cross Reference: DEVON, SEALS/WAFERS (Image)

Starting at £ 200

SOLD for £400.00
Will close during Public Auction

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