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Sale 949 — General Foreign Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Friday, 14 December, 2007

Category — Great Britain

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1131
 
Sale Number 949, Lot Number 1131, Great Britain1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Plate 11, lettered P-I, ample to large margins, bold MC cancel, fresh and Very Fine, rare from Plate 11, this plate unspecified in Scott, with 2001 B.P.A. certificate, Stanley Gibbons value

£ 3,800
2,500
1132
 
Sale Number 949, Lot Number 1132, Great Britain1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). T-J, large to huge margins, light red Maltese Cross cancellation, Extremely Fine Gem, SG £250

275
375
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1133
 
Sale Number 949, Lot Number 1133, Great Britain1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Plate 6, lettered A-F, large to mostly huge margins, red MC cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, truly outstanding, SG £275

275
600
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1134
 
Sale Number 949, Lot Number 1134, Great Britain1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Plate 8, lettered S-B, large to huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at top and bottom, neat red MC cancel, Extremely Fine and choice, SG £275

275
275
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1135
 
Sale Number 949, Lot Number 1135, Great Britain1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Four-margin single from Plate 8, pretty color, bold strike of Maltese Cross cancel, toned spot at center which looks as though it may have been caused by application of a wax seal to assist in affixing this to its cover, otherwise Very Fine, SG value

£ 325
190
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1136
 
Sale Number 949, Lot Number 1136, Great Britain1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Two, one used with black MC cancel (C-E), small scissors-cut, other P-F and cancelled by red MC cancel on Jan. 13, 1841 folded letter from Liverpool to Preston, Fine

E. 200-300
250
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1137
 
Sale Number 949, Lot Number 1137, Great Britain1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 4), 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 4)1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 4). Horizontal strip of three, lettered I-C/I-E, choice margins plus a bit of the next stamp at left, wonderful deep rich color, each with neat black MC cancel, lightly creased between stamps, otherwise Extremely Fine, handsome appearance,SG £1,950

1,950
1,200
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1138
 
Sale Number 949, Lot Number 1138, Great Britain1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 5), 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 5)1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 5). Horizontal strip of three, LF-LH, large margins to clear, rich color, neat strikes of Maltese Cross cancel, faint vertical crease at center, appears Very Fine, SG £1,800 as singles, Scott Retail as singles

1,725
1,100
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1139
 
Sale Number 949, Lot Number 1139, Great Britain1841, 2p Blue (4; SG 14), 1841, 2p Blue (4; SG 14)1841, 2p Blue (4; SG 14). Lettered H-A, huge margins all around showing bits of two adjoining stamps, numeral grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, SG £75

85
150
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1140
c
Sale Number 949, Lot Number 1140, Great Britain1847, 1sh Green (5; SG 54), 1847, 1sh Green (5; SG 54)1847, 1sh Green (5; SG 54). Horizontal pair, large margins to just in, cancelled by "466" barred ovals on blue folded cover to Boston Mass., neat "Liverpool F.R.H. JU 7, 1856" backstamp, red "5 Cents" credit, large Boston receiving datestamp, right stamp affected by light vertical file fold, left stamp with pre-use vertical crease, appears Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
700
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1141
 
Sale Number 949, Lot Number 1141, Great Britain1882, £1 Brown Lilac on White Paper (92a), 1882, £1 Brown Lilac on White Paper (92a)1882, £1 Brown Lilac on White Paper (92a). Well-centered, slightly smudgy circular datestamp, Very Fine, SG £6,500

6,300
1,400
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1142
og
Sale Number 949, Lot Number 1142, Great Britain1883, 2sh6p Lilac (96; SG 178), 1883, 2sh6p Lilac (96; SG 178)1883, 2sh6p Lilac (96; SG 178). Original gum, bright color, fresh and Fine, SG £400

450
190
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1143
og
Sale Number 949, Lot Number 1143, Great Britain1884, 10sh Ultramarine (109; SG 183), 1884, 10sh Ultramarine (109; SG 183)1884, 10sh Ultramarine (109; SG 183). Original gum, single hinge mark, bright color, faint natural gum bend, Very Fine, SG £1,500

1,725
800
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1144
 
Sale Number 949, Lot Number 1144, Great Britain1888, £1 Brown Violet (123), 1888, £1 Brown Violet (123)1888, £1 Brown Violet (123). Rich color, choice centering, few faults incl. creases, appears Very Fine, SG £3,250

3,750
1,500
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1145
nh
Sale Number 949, Lot Number 1145, Great Britain1929, £1 Black, Postal Congress (209; SG 438), 1929, £1 Black, Postal Congress (209; SG 438)1929, £1 Black, Postal Congress (209; SG 438). Barely hinged, bottom right sheet corner margins, beautifully centered, uncommonly fresh and bright, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate, SG £750

850
850
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1146
og
Sale Number 949, Lot Number 1146, Great Britain1929, £1 Black, Postal Congress (209; SG 438), 1929, £1 Black, Postal Congress (209; SG 438)1929, £1 Black, Postal Congress (209; SG 438). Fresh, well-centered, very lightly hinged, Extremely Fine

850
700
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1147
nhbl
Sale Number 949, Lot Number 1147, Great Britain1951, 2sh6p-£1 George VI (286-289; SG 509-512), 1951, 2sh6p-£1 George VI (286-289; SG 509-512)1951, 2sh6p-£1 George VI (286-289; SG 509-512). Mint N.H. margin blocks of four, fresh, Fine-Very Fine, SG £360 as hinged

490
325
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1148
nhbl
Sale Number 949, Lot Number 1148, Great Britain1955, 5sh Red on Yellow (J54), 1955, 5sh Red on Yellow (J54)1955, 5sh Red on Yellow (J54). Mint N.H. top margin block of four, fresh and Fine

380
120
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1149
c
Sale Number 949, Lot Number 1149, Great Britain1840, 1p-2p Mulready Envelope (U1-U2), 1840, 1p-2p Mulready Envelope (U1-U2)1840, 1p-2p Mulready Envelope (U1-U2). Unused, first A19, second a99, few trivial wrinkles or age spots, appear Fine-Very Fine, SG £525

675
300
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1150
c
Sale Number 949, Lot Number 1150, Great BritainBeryl Markham First East-West Trans-Atlantic Solo Flight, September 4-5, 1936 (AAMC Record Flight 1265), Beryl Markham First East-West Trans-Atlantic Solo Flight, September 4-5, 1936 (AAMC Record Flight 1265)Beryl Markham First East-West Trans-Atlantic Solo Flight, September 4-5, 1936 (AAMC Record Flight 1265). Markham autograph signature beneath six-line handstamp cachet on European size cover franked with uncancelled Great Britain -1/2p Edward VIII, none of the 26 flown covers bear postal markings due to a hasty take-off and forced landing at Louisburg, Nova Scotia, Very Fine, Ms. Markham, who passed away in August 1986 at the age of 83, was a colorful woman who learned to fly while living in Kenya

400
300
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