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128 Selected Lots, Page 1 of 13

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British Commonwealth
Great Britain
Great Britain
2020-09-29
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1015, Great Britain - Prestamp thru 1840 Penny Black and 2p BlueGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Plate 6, lettered D-G, four full margins, tied by Manchester Maltese Cross (SG Specialised AS41ub) on large part of 1841 cover to Preston, Manchester backstamp, slightly reduced at left and part of backflap missing, Very Fine and a scarce cancel, with 1989 B.P.A. certificate, SG £4,500 on cover and £1,400 off cover

E. 500-750
500
Foreign (non-U.S.)
British Commonwealth
Great Britain
Great Britain
2020-06-30
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Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 327, Worldwide: Great Britain thru NatalGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Two singles, Plate 2, lettered P-C and P-G, each with margins a bit close or just touching at a few points, used on 1842 folded cover from Barbados, cancelled upon arrival at Portsmouth and then additionally franked with 1841, 1p Red Brown (SG Spec. BS9h) for forwarding, vertical pair, Plate 20, lettered D-D to E-D, the latter showing the "open top at north east variety", all four stamps tied by black Maltese Cross cancels, cover noted in manuscript at top "Date March 9 Barbados" and later noted below "Recd. in Sloane St. April 8, 1842" when it was received in Chelsea, several backstamps including "Chief Office" straightline (a couple others partially cut away from removal of a bit of one back flap), some soiling

FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARY AND PROBABLY UNIQUE COVER WITH THE 1840 ONE-PENNY BLACK USED FROM A FOREIGN POINT OF ORIGIN AND FORWARDED WITHIN GREAT BRITAIN WITH THE 1841 ONE-PENNY RED BROWN. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED PENNY BLACK USED FROM BARBADOS.

Ex Gross. Signed E. Diena. With 1991 B.P.A. certificate.

E. 15,000-20,000
12,000
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British Commonwealth
Great Britain
Great Britain
2020-05-21
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 1, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Two slightly overlapping singles, plate 1b, lettered P-F and H-I, full margins to just touching at bottom left of P-F, tied by three heavily struck Maltese Cross cancels on 1840 folded letter to Chestham, Upper Canada, "Perth OC 19, 1840" boxed despatch on reverse, red Oct. 20 London transit, manuscript rated "2/8" and "Paid", cover with internal splitting, minor edge faults and slightly refolded at top for aesthetic purposes

FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PENNY BLACK COVER TO AN OVERSEAS DESTINATION. ONLY THREE OR FOUR COVERS TO BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ARE THOUGHT TO EXIST, WITH THIS AS THE ONLY DOUBLE RATE COVER KNOWN.

The Penny Black singles paid the double rate domestic charge. The 2sh8p paid the double Cunard Transatlantic rate to Canada.

E. 5,000-7,500
10,500
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British Commonwealth
Great Britain
Great Britain
2019-12-10
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1055, Great Britain - 1840 One-Penny Black, By Plate No.GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS1tb), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS1tb)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS1tb). Plate 1a, lettered O-K, full margins all around, tied by perfectly struck red Maltese Cross cancel on folded letter from Gray's Inn, London to Louth, clearly struck "MY 7 1840" despatch circular datestamp on bottom flap

VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PENNY BLACK MAY 7, 1840 SECOND DAY OF ISSUE COVER. AN IMPORTANT PENNY BLACK ITEM.

With exception of the May 6 (First Day) and May 10 (First Sunday), May 7 is one of the rarest dates to find used with a Penny Black. Scott $20,500.00. SG Specialised from £20,000

E. 3,000-4,000
4,250
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British Commonwealth
Great Britain
Great Britain
2019-12-10
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1056, Great Britain - 1840 One-Penny Black, By Plate No.GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Plate 1a, lettered H-K, large to full margins all around, tied by neat red Maltese Cross cancel and "Charing Cross" straightline handstamp on 1840 folded cover to Maida Hill, London, Jul. 28, 1840 despatch datestamp on top flap, Very Fine

E. 400-500
275
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British Commonwealth
Great Britain
Great Britain
2019-12-10
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1062, Great Britain - 1840 One-Penny Black, By Plate No.GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS15uf), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS15uf)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS15uf). Plate 2, lettered Q-L, full margins to just touching at top right, tied by boldly struck red Stonehaven Maltese Cross showing the distinctive double-lines on folded cover to Edinburgh, well-struck "Stonehaven 24 OC 1840" boxed datestamp and arrival datestamp on top flap

EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE OF THIS DISTINICTIVE MALTESE CROSS CANCEL FROM STOVEHAVEN TYING A PENNY BLACK FROM PLATE 2 ON COVER. A MAJOR LINE-ENGRAVED RARITY.

One of the rarest and most distinctive Maltese Cross cancels to find on cover, especially a strike this choice. SG Specialised £22,000

E. 3,000-4,000
4,500
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British Commonwealth
Great Britain
Great Britain
2019-12-10
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1063, Great Britain - 1840 One-Penny Black, By Plate No.GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS15tf), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS15tf)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS15tf). Plate 2, lettered B-D, large to full margins, showing the constant variety of the accent over "D" (SG Specialised AS15k), tied by red Maltese Cross cancel with "Leeds MY 16 1840" circular datestamp on flap addressed locally, Very Fine and scarce early May date cancel, SG Specialised £3,500

E. 500-750
450
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British Commonwealth
Great Britain
Great Britain
2019-12-10
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1075, Great Britain - 1840 One-Penny Black, By Plate No.GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS25ue), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS25ue)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS25ue). Plate 5, lettered Q-I, tight margins to just touching at top, tied by two strikes of black Wotton-under-Edge Maltese Cross showing the distinctive breaks in the cancel on folded cover to London, top flap with clear strike of "Wotton-under-Edge FE 14 1841" circular datestamp and arrival datestamp

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THE BLACK WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE MALTESE CROSS CANCEL TYING A PLATE 5 PENNY BLACK TO FOLDED COVER. ONE OF THE RAREST AND MOST DESIRABLE MALTESE CROSS CANCELS, ESPECIALLY ON COVER.

While cancels on off-cover stamps are rare, clear examples on cover are missing from even the most advanced collections. An ideal addition to any award-winning exhibit collection. With 1981 R.P.S. certificate. SG Specialised £25,000

E. 3,000-4,000
2,600
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British Commonwealth
Great Britain
Great Britain
2019-12-10
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1078, Great Britain - 1840 One-Penny Black, By Plate No.GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS41), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS41)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS41). Two large to full margined plate 6 examples used on a partially preprinted turned and reused church questionnaire form, first lettered R-F and tied by red Maltese Cross cancel with Norwich Jan. 4, 1841 circular datestamp to Minister at Bodham, second lettered G-H and tied by red Maltese Cross cancel with Holt Jan. 14 circular datestamp and returned to Lord Bishop of Norwich

VERY FINE AND UNUSUAL PENNY BLACK RETURNED CHURCH QUESTIONNAIRE USING TWO PENNY BLACKS. ONLY TWO COMPLETE EXAMPLES ARE THOUGHT TO EXIST.

This form was sent by Edward Stanley, Bishop of Norwich from 1837-1849. We presume both stamps were affixed by him and likely originate from the same sheet. Bishop Stanley was renowned for combating laziness and lack of discipline among clergyman, easily seen by this church questionnaire. Only two complete examples are recorded by Karl Louis.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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Great Britain
Great Britain
2019-12-10
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1082, Great Britain - 1840 One-Penny Black, By Plate No.GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS44), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS44)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS44). Two covers from plate 7 to the same individual in Chertsey, first lettered L-F, large margins and tied by red Maltese Cross cancel with Bath Feb. 14, 1841 circular datestamp, second lettered M-G, large margins and tied by black Maltese Cross cancel with Bath Feb. 15, 1841 circular datestamp, Very Fine duo showing the change over from red to black Maltese Cross cancels, ex Beresford

E. 400-500
400
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128 Selected Lots , Page 1 of 13


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