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Great Britain continued...

1854-70 Perforated Line Engraved continued...
Lot Symbol Catalog No. Descrip Opening
70320 BProof 40 image1857 (Nov 25) Envelope from Bradford to France with four 1857 1d rose-red pl.45 die II, wmk LC, perf.14, neatly cancelled by "BRADFORD-YKS" sideways "107" spoon cancel, Paris arrival, portion of reverse missing, a very rare plate on cover (SG Spec. C10(5), £2'000 for stamps off cover). (Image 1) Estimate. GBP 600

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-17, 11:59 PM
70321 BProof 35 image1858 (Jan 2) Lettersheet with 1854-57 2d deep blue pl.6 EI tied by PEARSON HILL experimental machine cancel, code A, a lovely impression on a clean and uncreased cover, and one of only three known covers bearing the 2d value, exhibition quality. (Image 1) Estimate. GBP 600

SOLD for GBP 900.00
Closing..Jun-17, 11:59 PM
70322 BProof 39 image1858 (Apr 15) Envelope from Manchester to Germany with eight 1858 1d rose-red pl.52 tied by Manchester spoon cancels (type E3), paying 1/4oz rate via Belgium, with one stamp on the reverse cancelled by a RED London transit cds, very rare as such. (Image 1) Estimate. GBP 600

SOLD for GBP 600.00
Closing..Jun-17, 11:59 PM
70323 BProof 43 image1876 (Sep 6) "The Graphic" newspaper sent to Switzrtland with two 1864-79 1d red pl.167 tied by Newcastle Quayside "545" duplexes, the redirected from Vevey to France with Swiss 15c, folded to display both frankings, minor imperfections, and attractive and most unusual usage. (Image 1) Estimate. GBP 400

SOLD for GBP 400.00
Closing..Jun-17, 11:59 PM
70324 BProof   image1866 (Sep 18) Wrapper from London to Latvia, with 1864-79 1d red pl.78 and four 2d blue pl.9 (trimmed from the sheet), Aachen transit, reverse with despatch and arrival ds, fine (Image 1) Estimate. GBP 60

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-17, 11:59 PM
1855-1900 Surface Printed
Lot Symbol Catalog No. Descrip Opening
70325 BProof   image"Before And After The Stamp Committee" presentation book comprising three pages with perforated imprimaturs or issued stamps, sunk mounted on card; original binding and very fine. The first page is titled "Series superseded by the issue of April 1884" and bearing a series of imprimaturs that have been line perforated 14, comprising 1865 9d straw pl.5 abnormal KB (SG Spec. J95), 1882 unissued 1s purple pl.14 DC (K8C), 1881 2 1/2d blue pl.22 CG, 3d rose pl.21 DC, 4d grey-brown pl.18 AF, 6d grey pl.18 QF, 1880-84 "Provisional" issue 1/2d to 5d and 1881 1d lilac with 16 dots. Second page titled "Series issued April 1884" bearing the 1883-84 "Lilac and Green" 1/2d to 1s. The third page titled "Series determined by the stamp committee and issued January 1887" and bearing 1887-92 "Jubilee" 1/2d to 4d, 5d die I, 6d, 9d and 1s green. An exceptionally rare book of which only thirty six examples were produced, not all including the 1s purple. Several of these books have subsequently been broken up and, of those that are still complete, many have had the rare stamps replaced with more common varieties. This is one of the very few to have survived intact with all the original stamps. Other examples are in the Royal Philatelic Collection and in the British Postal Museum & Archive All three pages have traces of light foxing in places. The binding of the book is generally fine although there some signs of rubbing in places and the spine has slight damage at top and at foot. The book is accompanied by a piece of 110 Bunhill Row printed paper endorsed in manuscript "With the Compliments of Messers Thos De La Rue & Co.", a major rarity. (Image 1) Estimate. GBP 24,000

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-17, 11:59 PM
70326 BProof   image"Before And After The Stamp Committee" presentation book comprising three pages sunk mounted on card; original binding and very fine. The first page is titled "Series superseded by the issue of April 1884" and bearing comb perf. stamps with SPECIMEN type 9 hs, with normal 9d pl.4 and 1s orange-brown, with the second page titled "Series issued April, 1884" and showing the 1880 1/2d, 1881 1d lilac die II and the 1883-84 lilac & green set, and third page with 1887 Jubilee issue set of 11, very fine example of the one of the three books with the normal stamps on the first page, see SG Spec. p.256 (Image 1) Estimate. GBP 2,000

SOLD for GBP 2,000.00
Closing..Jun-17, 11:59 PM
70327 BProof   A selection of watermarked paper, including a single stamp size impression of the large Crown, block of four large Garter, block of four and single blued paper Anchor; scarce. (Image 1) Estimate. GBP 240

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-17, 11:59 PM
70328 BProof 63s image1855-57 No Corner Letters. 1855-57 Wmk Medium Garter 4d carmine on thick blued highly glazed paper with "SPECIMEN" type 2 overprint in mint nh top left hand corner marginal block of ten showing plate number "1" and part sheet inscription, some natural paper flaws, a magnificent and very rare positional piece (SG Spec. J48(2)t). (Image 1) Estimate. GBP 2,000

SOLD for GBP 3,600.00
Closing..Jun-17, 11:59 PM
70329 BProof 63s image18555-57 Wmk Medium Garter 4d carmine with "SPECIMEN" type 2 vertically, mint lh left marginal, two surface faults, scarce (SG Spec. J48(2)t, £1'050). (Image 1) Estimate. GBP 100

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-17, 11:59 PM
70330 BProof 63 image1856 Wmk Medium Garter 4d carmine on thick highly glazed paper in stunning mint block of six with large part original gum, wonderfully fresh and extremely rare, believed to be the largest and finest surviving multiple in private hands. A major exhibition showpiece and one of the great rarities of the surface printed era, ex Hind (1934) (SG £84'000 as single stamps). (Image 1) Estimate. GBP 30,000

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-17, 11:59 PM
70331 BProof 69 var image1855-57 6d Die proof in green on white card with "HELMSLEY / (crown) / 2.4.56" trial cancellation, just touched at right and top, thin, attractive and rare proof (SG £7'500) (Image 1) Estimate. GBP 600

SOLD for GBP 500.00
Closing..Jun-17, 11:59 PM
70332 BProof 76 image1862-64 Small Uncoloured Corner Letters. 1862-64 3d Bright Carmine-Rose pl.2 FA mint large part original gum, fresh and fine with lovely bright colour, cert. BPA (2014) (SG £2'700). (Image 1) Estimate. GBP 500

SOLD for GBP 550.00
Closing..Jun-17, 11:59 PM
70333 BProof 79s, 86s image1862 (Jan 8) Postal notice sent by the GPO a week before issue to overseas agents with examples of the new 1862-64 4d (crease) and 9d affixed with "SPECIMEN" handstamps (type 5 and type 2 respectively), reinforced tears at right, very rare with only three recorded. (Image 1) Estimate. GBP 2,000

SOLD for GBP 2,000.00
Closing..Jun-17, 11:59 PM
70334 BProof 81 image1862-64 4d Bright Red pl.4 (with hair lines) imperforate imprimatur, mint og, very fine and rare, with only 22 possible examples several of which are in institutional collections. (Image 1) Estimate. GBP 500

SOLD for GBP 460.00
Closing..Jun-17, 11:59 PM
70335 BProof 82a image1862-64 4d Pale red pl.4 DJ with hair lines, mint og IMPERFORATE with good margins, very fine, cert. RPS (1980) (SG £2'400, SG Spec. J53(2)d) (Image 1) Estimate. GBP 500

SOLD for GBP 440.00
Closing..Jun-17, 11:59 PM
70336 BProof 85 var image1862-64 6d Lilac p.4 (with hair lines) mint og top marginal imperforate imprimatur, very fine and rare, one of only 22 possible examples, of which several are in institutional collections (SG £4'800) (Image 1) Estimate. GBP 400

SOLD for GBP 380.00
Closing..Jun-17, 11:59 PM
70337 BProof 86 image1862-64 9d Bistre pl.2 mint, marginal example from the upper right of the sheet showing "Crown/ (PO)OSTAGE / 9d." in blue at upper right, large part original gum, centred low though cut so as to clear the perfs. at base, excellent colour and a fresh stamp, despite the accompanying cert. RPS (1978) nonsensically stating soiled (SG £5'800). (Image 1) Estimate. GBP 1,500

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-17, 11:59 PM
70338 BProof 86 image1862-64 9d Bistre pl.2 mint og, exceptionally well centred for this issue, very fine, cert. RPS (2004) (SG £5'800). (Image 1) Estimate. GBP 1,000

SOLD for GBP 1,700.00
Closing..Jun-17, 11:59 PM
70339 BProof 90 image1862-64 Wmk emblems 1s green pl.1 (= plate 2), mint large part original gum, a very fresh example of this rare stamp. cert. RPS (2014) (SG £3'200). (Image 1) Estimate. GBP 1,200

SOLD for GBP 1,300.00
Closing..Jun-17, 11:59 PM

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