An envelope franked with two single C8A SG37 1856 (Nov) 1d Reds Plate 42...
An 1842 cover franked with an SG8 B1 1d Red-brown Plate 23 (DL) fine...
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SG17 1855 1d Red Strip of Three Plate 166 (LD-LF) tied to an envelope sent from the Black Sea CRIMEA WAR, on route to Scottish Highlands (Strontian) cancelled by two strikes of the scarce Crimea Crown & Two Stars. dated Dec 28 1855 arrival 9h in Glasgow and 11th Strontian. Very Scarce cover.
1854 envelope sent from Reading to Stonehouse franked with an SG17 1d Red Plate 176 (TC) which has an Inverted Watermark Small Crown, tied by the Reading Biscuit Spoon 635 Duplex dated OC 9th 1854 with arrival and transit on reverse dated 10th. Tricky to locate very fine examples on cover.
A mourning envelope franked with a fine used SG40 1d red tied by the Cambridge 158 Duplex FE 8th 1862 sent to Dymock with the scarce Railway mark: “GT WESTERN/DIST S.C.” (Wilson W349) to front and a Railway Inspectors star to back and Gloucester Station cds.
An envelope franked with a fine used C8 1d Red Plate 24 (TK) GOTHIC K, tied by the London Inland 51 in diamond, sent to Appleby, with a fine strike of the Railway Mail Guard handstampmark “Gt Northern Railway” in red on reverse and Penrith and Appleby towndated circulars.
A small rectangular envelope sent from Raharney to Killucan via Dublin with fine used four margin B2 1d Red Plate 162 (AK) tied by 186, with a greyish straightline of Raharney and the arrival in Killucan on front dated July 4th 1854. Scarce straightline. Nice Irish cover.
An envelope franked with an SG43 1d red Plate 157 (AD) tied by the 158 Cambridge Duplex sent to Ventnor Isle of Wight but redirected on arrival, and franked with an additional 1SG43 1d Red Plate 120 (HF) tied by the 971 Ventnor Duplex, sent on to London. Nice example of the two shades on the G1 series.
A very attractive outer wrapper franked with a very fine used SG17 C1 1855 1d red Plate R3 (AK) tied by a very fine strike of the Leeds Sideways Duplex, sent from Stanningley, West Yorkshire, with fine strike of the UDC on reverse sent to Dewsbury.
An envelope franked with an SG8 1d Red (HL) cut into and crease across, tied by the Scottish Numeral 74 of Coldstream, with very fine SPROUSTON udc, Coldstream towndated NO 7 1849, and Hawick arrival 8th. Note: Horizontal filing crease across stamp.
An entire sent from Elgin to Wick franked with a fine used four margin SG8 1d Red Plate 64 (BB) which has a prominent horizontal line through PO(STAGE), tied by a fine strike of the 133 Scottish Numeral of Elgin, sent JA 14th 1848, arrived 16th.
An envelope franked with a G1 1d Red Plate 111 (BJ) tied by the Bedale Duplex 60 AU 23 1870 sent to York but redirected to harrogate, with a very fine “1d” in a single circle Charge Mark and Marsham and Harrogate cds on back.
A four margin, fine used SG8 B2 1852 1d Red Plate 153 (OE) in STATE II, showing the transfer roller line in the right margin, spec Alphabet II, SC Wmk, imperf. States from unhardened plates are unpriced in the SG Specialised Volume 1..
An envelope franked with an SG43 G1 1d red Plate 138 (ND) tied by the London Duplex 3, dated 19 DE 1871 sent to Great Yarmouth, but undelivered, with manuscript “not Known” in red and with two different, and fine Yarmouth Norfolk cds the one to front Christmas day.
An envelope franked with an SG8 1843 1d Red Plate 23 (RD) not quite four margins, tied by a very fine strike of the LONDON NUMBER 8 Maltese Cross with fine Charing Cross straight line, alongside, sent to Wokingham. SG c£450.00. Note Faint horizontal filing fold not affecting stamp.
Queen Victoria wrapper franked with an SG8 1843 1d Red Plate 38 (PE) not four margins, but tied by a very fine LONDON NUMBER 6 Maltese Cross. Nice strike. SG c£450.00. Note: filing crease vertically to the left side.
Queen Victoria: An envelope franked with an SG8 1851 1d Red (OI) three margins, tied by London Inland, with manuscript 2d Postage Due with a fine strike of the Instructional “MORE TO PAY” circular sent to Witney.
An embossed flap Advertising envelope for Charles Rice & Co Naturalists (Taxidermist - Premier Naturalists of their day) London franked with a vertical strip of four SG43 1d reds Plate 81 tied by London Duplex 4d Rate to Paris.
Queen Victoria Transitional Issues 1857 C9 Horizontal Pair 1d Reds Plate 45 (TD-TE) tied to an envelope by the Watton (Norfolk) 794, Spec Yellowish Cream Paper, Perf 14, LC Wmk, Die II, Alphabet III, SG c£400.00 for a single off cover. Note: Slight rub to pair. Scarce cover.
An envelope franked with two single C8A SG37 1856 (Nov) 1d Reds Plate 42 (OB) (OC) has fault prefix north west, tied by Nottingham Sideways Duplex, Scarce Printing, spec White Paper, Die II, Alphabet III, LC Wmk Type I, Perf 14, SG cat £375.00 single off cover.
An envelope franked with a Alphabet II SG8 1d Red (NI) tied by the London Inland, sent to Leeds, with a fine strike of the Railway Mail Guard handstamp mark “Gt Northern Railway” in red on reverse and London transit and Leeds arrival.
A wrapper sent from Dublin to Waterford MY 1st 1843 franked with a SG8 1d Red Plate 30 (BA) touching top and side, and filing crease through letter squares, tied by a fine strike of the Dublin Distinctive Maltese Cross. SG c£300.00 on cover.
SG8l 1851 1d Red Plate 124 (LG) three and a bit margins tied to a small envelope by a 520 Bath Matlock Numeral sent to Bakewell, and clearly showing the Lavender-Tinted paper variety, scarce on cover and so apparent. Note: Thicker Lavender-tinted paper known on plate 118-131 Alphabet I, Die I.
1859 wrapper franked with an SG40 1d Red (ND) fine used (with printing flaw D Square) tied by a fine strike of the LOCHWINNOCH Type III Scots Local in Black a tricky cancel on cover Rarity C and cv in 1984 £120.00. Note filing crease left of stamp.
1867 Printed Matter 1d Rate London to Ghent (Belgium) a Liverpool Cotton Brokers Ass. price list - folded deliberately to display print and nature of content and attract printed matter destination mail rate. very fine item - exhibition quality.
1873 envelope franked with an SG43 G1 1d Red Plate 137 (JH) tied by a Lincoln 458, with a “Above Hill LINCOLN” cds on reverse, sent to Worksop but Redirected Bridlington Quay 1d manuscript due, with Rotherham, Sheffield, Hull transits, and Worksop and Bridlington Quay arrivals.
POSTAGE DUE 1877 envelope franked with an SG43 1d Red Plate 205 tied by the 165 Carlisle sent to London and redirected to the Admiralty Whitehall with fine strike of the *1d* in a circle postage due instructional. Note: opening tear.
A reduced wrapper franked with a very fine used four margin SG8 1849 1d Red Plate 84 (IA) tied by the Irish 39 of Ballyconnell Diamond, with a Swanlinbar/Ballyconnell double line in blue sent to Drumsna with respective marks on back. Scarce.
Queen Victoria An envelope franked with an SG43 1d Red Plate 160, tied by the 1875 Brigg *129* Duplex dated JA 11 sent to Police Court, but redirected and with the Rare London EC 1d To Pay For Redirection. Scruffy cover but rare mark.
An 1842 cover franked with an SG8 B1 1d Red-brown Plate 23 (DL) fine used four margins with the variety of ‘Reverse Top Border Shift (SPEC BS12a) and a guide dot L square, tied by a black Maltese Cross, sent to Lichfield, with towndated on reverse NO 21 1842. Standard cv on cover £120.00.
Queen Victoria An early small Printed Advertising Envelope sent from London 1842 franked with a three margin SG8 1d Red (QJ) tied by a Black Maltese Cross, nice STOCKEN London advert which also offers Penny Post Stamped Envelopes.
The World's First Copper Twopenny Coin and Stamp - includes a Four margin SG4 2d Blue Plate 1 very fine, clean crisp Maltese Cross, and clean back, and a fine Copper coin from 1797 - produced in 2001 Limited Edition (just 200) #104, Worlds First twopenny Coin & 1840 Stamp.
A Fancy Ladies Envelope with Embossed Borders franked with an 1855 C1 SG17 1d Red (SH) Sc Wmk, Perf 16, Die I, Alphabet II, tied by a very fine strike of the Liverpool 466 Spoon Duplex, dated FEB 9 1855, sent from Roby, Merseyside, with fine UDC to back.