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41 imageGreat Britain 1840 1d Black Plate 1a, SG2. A very fine used even four margin example lettered KE, cancelled by a neat red Maltese Cross and a crisp bright blue framed Handsworth 'PyP No. 15' handstamp. A scarce Plymouth Penny Post cancellation and a most attractive example of the world's first and most famous postage stamp from the very first printing plate. GB Specialised Catalogue No: AS2yc. The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £3,500. (Image)

Starting at £ 2,000

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42 imageGreat Britain 1840 1d Black Plate 4, SG2. A very fine used close to large four margin example lettered OB, neatly cancelled by the distinctive violet Maltese Cross. Violet cancellations were from Market Street, Hertfordshire, Glasgow and Manchester only. A magnificent exhibition quality example of this lovely coloured cancellation, very rarely seen in so fine a condition. Accompanied with a 1996 British Philatelic Association certificate of authenticity. The Stanley Gibbons specialised catalogue value (last published in December 2011) is £12,000. (Image)

Starting at £ 3,000

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43 imageGreat Britain 1840 1d black, Plate 2, SG2. A fine used four margins example lettered IH, neatly cancelled by a red Maltese Cross. An attractive example of the world's first postage stamp. The penny black represents a real landmark in British and worldwide history. The SG catalogue value is £375. (Image)

Starting at £ 75

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44 imageGreat Britain 1840 1d Intense black Plate 6, SG1. Very fine entire envelope sent from Stone to Cheadle bearing a good to large four margin 1d intense black, Plate 6 lettered CJ tied by a crisply struck red Maltese Cross, backstamped by a black Stone dispatch datestamp for NO.17.1840. Light vertical archive fold well clear of adhesive and datestamp. Lovely philatelic piece with intense penny black colour. GB Specialised Catalogue No: AS40. (Image)

Starting at £ 250

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45 imageGreat Britain 1840 1d Mulready Envelope (Forme 3 Stereo A161), SGME2. A very fine used example sent from Limerick to Newcastle, County Down neatly cancelled by a crisp strike of the distinctive Limerick Maltese Cross in black. Back-stamped by a Limerick dispatch circular date stamp for AP.5 1841, and a Newcastle arrival circular date stamp for the following day showing an unusual variety where the "N" of Newcastle is reversed. Rockoff and Jackson record only one other Mulready with the distinctive cancellation. A most attractive and exceedingly rare Irish usage. Accompanied with a 2013 Royal Philatelic Society (RPS) Certificate of Authenticity. (Image)

Starting at £ 350

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46 imageGreat Britain 1840 1d Mulready Envelope Forme 2 Stereo A148, SG ME2. Very fine used example sent from London to Torquay, neatly cancelled by a crisp strike of an orange-red Maltese Cross with a blue T.P Charles St West handstamp at lower left. Backstamped with a London dispatch circular datestamp for MY.6.1840. (First day of issue) on top flap which opens out well for display. Minor soiling as usually seen and couple trivial wrinkles, nevertheless a very rare 'First day of issue' Mulready and highly important piece of postal history. The SG Great Britain Queen Victoria Specialised Catalogue 2011 lists a price of £18,000. (Image)

Starting at £ 2,500

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47 imageGreat Britain 1840 1d Mulready envelope, Forme 4 Stereo A177. SGME1var. Very fine used example sheet from Worsley to Grasmere. Cancelled at lower left of Britannia contrary to regulations by a Manchester transit cds for OC.10.1868. neatly endorsed alongside with a manuscript "2" postage due charge. Backstamped by a Worsley dispatch cds for OC.10.1868. A spectacular late usage mulready. Spec ME2var. 2008 BPA Cert. (Image)

Starting at £ 825

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48 imageGreat Britain 1840 1d Mulready lettersheet Forme 1 Stereo A8. SGME1 Very fine used example sent locally from Shefford to Ampthill cancelled solely by red "Shefford/Penny Post" handstamp. Extremely rare and only possible when mail was sent between two small villages without passing trough a parent Post Office. 2003 BPA cert. (Image)

Starting at £ 2,500

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49 imageGreat Britain 1840 1d Mulready lettersheet Forme 2 Stereo A18. SGME1 Very fine used example sent from London to Yarmouth, cancelled by a london "PAID" Tombstone datestamp for JY.7.1840, with a second strike at right and a Torrington 2py P. Paid receiving office handstamp at left. Some very minor peripheral faults nevertheless a very attractive and rare mulready. Ex Yates & Grunin. Cat. £12,000. 2011 RPS Cert. (Image)

Starting at £ 1,250

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50 imageGreat Britain 1840 1d Rainbow trial (State 3), SGDP20. A very fine imperforate four margin bottom marginal example printed in drab on thick bluish laid paper. Showing "Tiny dash" in SE corner square from position R.3/2. SG DP20b. Free global delivery. 28-day returns. (Image)

Starting at £ 1,000

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51 imageGreat Britain 1840 1d Rainbow trial (State 3). A very fine imperforate four margin top marginal example printed in red brown on white wove paper. SGDP20 (State 3). Free global delivery. 28-day returns. (Image)

Starting at £ 1,000

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52 imageGreat Britain 1840 1d Rainbow trial (State 3). SGDP20b. Very fine imperforate four margin right hand marginal horizontal pair printed in red brown on white wove paper showing part of the papermaker's watermark. Spec. DP20b (State 3). (Image)

Starting at £ 2,250

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53 imageGreat Britain 1840 2d Blue PL1 SG5. Very fine used good to huge four margin example lettered IG, neatly cancelled by a crisp Liverpool "466" 1844 type numeral, showing part of adjacent stamp. Attractive late usage.Spec. D5xc. Cat £1700 (Image)

Starting at £ 275

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54 imageGreat Britain 1840 2d blue Plate 2, SG5. A very fine used close to very large four margin horizontal strip of six lettered OA-OF, each stamp neatly cancelled by a crisp black Maltese Cross. A very attractive and rare multiple of the 2d blue and exceptional in all regards in this quality. Accompanied with an independent certificate of authenticity from the highly regarded expertiser Martin Eichele, Basel. The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £6,000+. (Image)

Starting at £ 3,995

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Closing..Sep-29, 12:00 PM EST.
55 imageGreat Britain 1840 2d Mulready letter-sheet. SGME3 Very fine used example sent from London to Lyndhurst. Neatly cancelled by a crisp London City "2" numeral and backstamped by a London dispatched for MR.6.1846. and a Lyndhurst arrival cds for the following day. A fine late usage mulready. cat £2200 (Image)

Starting at £ 550

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56 imageGreat Britain 1840 2d Pale Blue Plate 1 cover, SG6. A superb used good to large four margin example lettered JF, beautifully tied to a very clean entire envelope by a crisp red Maltese Cross. Sent from Manchester to Edinburgh and backstamped accordingly for 'JU.13-14.1840'. An exceptional cover and beautiful exhibition piece. Provenance: Ex. Cawardine Collection. (Image)

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Starting at £ 3,750

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57 imageGreat Britain 1840 Whiting Embossed Essay. Superb example printed in black on white wove paper (39x42mm). Scarce so fine (Image)

Starting at £ 400

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58 imageGreat Britain 1840-41 SG2/5/8 1d Black PL9, 2d blue PL1, and 1d Red brown PL21. Superb used trio of four margin examples each cancelled by a crisp strike of the distinctive Greenock MC's. Super quality, a very difficult set to assemble. Brandon Certs. Spec. AS58uj, DS5va & BS10th. (Image)

Starting at £ 1,125

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59 imageGreat Britain 1841 1d Rainbow Trial (State 3) SGDP20d. Superb unused bottom marginal example printed in drab on thick bluish laid paper. Spec (Image)

Starting at £ 2,500

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60 imageGreat Britain 1841 1d red brown Plate 10. A superb unused original gum four margin bottom left hand corner marginal plate block of ten lettered SA-TE, with full deckle edge selvedge, sheet inscription and plate number '10'. A magnificent and very rare exhibition showpiece of the highest quality. Ex Manzi. SG7 PL10 (Image)

Starting at £ 25,000

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