VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-PENNY MULREADY USED ON THE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE.
SG Specialized value from £18,000
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARELY OFFERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-PENCE RED BROWN EMBOSSED ISSUE.
The Embossed Issue is particularly notorious for having tight margins between stamps. An original gum example such as this is particularly rare to come by.
FINE. A SCARCE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-PENCE RED VIOLET EMBOSSED ISSUE.
With 1986 R.P.S. certificate (as Purple). SG £18,500
EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACUARLY CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 6-PENCE DULL VIOLET EMBOSSED ISSUE. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES WE HAVE SEEN OFFERED.
The Embossed Issue is notorious for producing narrowly margined stamps. Unused examples are difficult enough to obtain with clear margins all around, let alone an example featuring such massive margins. SG £18,500
VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE UNISSUED 1876 PLATE ONE 8-PENCE BROWN LILAC. ONE OF THE KEY RARITIES OF THE SURFACE PRINTED ISSUES.
The 8-Pence stamp was originally printed in Brown Lilac, but it was never issued to post offices. All but a tiny number were destroyed. Of the surviving copies, all have the perfs cutting the design at top and/or left to varying degrees. The 8-Pence stamp was then printed in Orange instead.
With 1991 B.P.A. certificate. SG £9,750
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE "V.R." OFFICIAL. ONE OF THE IMPORTANT RARITIES OF GREAT BRITAIN.
These "V.R." stamps were never officially placed into use despite being created for official correspondence. Although a small number went through the mails as an oversight by postal employees. Additionally, some examples were used by Rowland Hill to experiment with cancellations.
With 1984 Friedl certificate. SG £32,000.