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Sale 1130 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 14-15 June, 2016

Category — Great Britain - 1840-41 Line Engraved

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1001
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Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1001, Great Britain - 1840-41 Line EngravedGREAT BRITAIN, Southgate Envelope No. 6 -- "Papal", GREAT BRITAIN, Southgate Envelope No. 6 -- "Papal"GREAT BRITAIN, Southgate Envelope No. 6 -- "Papal". Wonderful impression of the design with the Pope replacing Britannia, neat "Montrose SE 19, 1840" circular datestamp at lower left, manuscript rating, trivial edgewear, Very Fine, scarce, only thirteen are recorded in the British Pictorial Envelopes book

E. 1,000-1,500
2,300
1002
 
Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1002, Great Britain - 1840-41 Line EngravedGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Remarkable plate composite reconstruction of the 240 positions, from "AA" at top left to "TL" at bottom right, additionally, each stamp is plated in pencil on back, range of plates incl. pair from 1A, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, few others, mostly with red MC cancels, margins to in (most plating quality)

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE RECONSTRUCTED COMPOSITE SHEET OF THE GREAT BRITAIN ONE-PENNY BLACK.

The Penny Black plate was lettered in such a way that each stamp could be easily matched to its position. This may have been done so that any defective engravings could be quickly identified.

Catalogued with no premium for any of the better plates. SG £90,000

76,800
15,000
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1003
 
Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1003, Great Britain - 1840-41 Line EngravedGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black, Plate 11 (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black, Plate 11 (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black, Plate 11 (1; SG 2). Lettered S-A, clearly showing the characteristics (ray flaw, black dot and extended line at bottom right) of the scarce Plate 11 for this position, wide margins all around, intense shade on fresh paper, black Maltese Cross cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARILY HIGH QUALITY AND DESIRABLE ONE-PENNY BLACK FROM PLATE 11, THE RAREST PLATE.

SG £4,600

4,500
3,250
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1004
 
Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1004, Great Britain - 1840-41 Line EngravedGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Intense Black (1a; SG 1), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Intense Black (1a; SG 1)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Intense Black (1a; SG 1). Plate 1b, lettered R-J, four large margins, proof-like color and impression, red Maltese Cross cancel, Very Fine and choice, SG £525

325
180
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1005
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Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1005, Great Britain - 1840-41 Line EngravedGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black, 2p Blue (1, 2; SG 2, 5), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black, 2p Blue (1, 2; SG 2, 5)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black, 2p Blue (1, 2; SG 2, 5). Two singles of each, 1p is Plate 6, lettered H-D and H-L, 2p is Plate 1, lettered S-K and S-I, each with large to full margins, tied by red Maltese Cross cancels on large portion of folded letter to Holbeach, "Lynn OC 2 1840" double-circle departure datestamp, cover with some reinforcing along folds

FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE COMBINATION FRANKING OF THE ONE-PENNY BLACK AND 2-PENNY BLUE ON COVER.

Ex Gross. Signed Holcombe. With 1984 E. Diena certificate.

E. 7,500-10,000
5,750
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1006
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Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1006, Great Britain - 1840-41 Line EngravedGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Intense Black (1a; SG 1), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Intense Black (1a; SG 1)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Intense Black (1a; SG 1). Plate 4, lettered F-D, four mostly large margins, tied by red cancel on 1p Mulready Envelope, Stereo A140 (SG Spec ME2b) to Chorley, Rothbury dateless double-arc departure and Morpeth Dec. 1840 transit double-arc backstamps, corner frame lines of Mulready slightly restored

VERY FINE. A RARE AND HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-PENNY MULREADY ENVELOPE USED WITH A PENNY BLACK.

With 2015 B.P.A. certificate.

15,500
2,200
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1007
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Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1007, Great Britain - 1840-41 Line EngravedGREAT 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 N-D, mostly large margins all around, strong shade and impression, tied by light red Maltese Cross on local London folded letter datelined 20th June, 1840, with T.P. Grays-Inn handstamp adjacent to Penny Black, Very Fine, SG £750

640
250
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1008
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Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1008, Great Britain - 1840-41 Line EngravedGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Plate 1b, lettered I-F, four large margins, deep shade and a sharp impression, tied by light black Maltese Cross on 1841 (April 7) folded letter from Reading to Salisbury, Very Fine and choice, SG £750

640
275
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1009
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Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1009, Great Britain - 1840-41 Line EngravedGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Intense Black (1a; SG 1), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Intense Black (1a; SG 1)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Intense Black (1a; SG 1). Plate 1b, lettered C-J, full to large margins all around, striking proof-like shade and impression on fresh paper, tied by black Maltese Cross on folded 1842 cover to South-Shields, red Middlesborough pmk., Stockton and South-Shields backstamps, horizontal file fold not affecting stamp, Very Fine and choice, SG £750 for the normal Black shade

600
275
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1010
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Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1010, Great Britain - 1840-41 Line EngravedGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Plate 2, lettered N-B, full to mostly large margins all around, deep shade and a sharp impression, tied by light red Maltese Cross on folded letter to Plymouth, Teignmouth Aug. 6, 1840 datestamp, horizontal file fold not affecting stamp, Very Fine, SG £750

640
225
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1011
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Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1011, Great Britain - 1840-41 Line EngravedGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Plate 3, lettered R-F, full to large margins, strong shade and impression, tied by red Maltese Cross on 1841 folded letter to London, red Cheltenham originating backstamp, soiling along horizontal fold to letter well away from the stamp, Very Fine, plate 3 is one of the scarcer plates to find used or on cover, catalogue values are as the more common plates, SG £750

640
250
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1012
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Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1012, Great Britain - 1840-41 Line EngravedGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Plate 4, lettered O-J, full to large margins all around, deep shade, highly detailed impression, tied by light red Maltese Cross on Sept. 1840 folded letter from Stroud to Cheltenham, Very Fine, SG £750

640
275
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1013
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Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1013, Great Britain - 1840-41 Line EngravedGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Plate 4, lettered L-H, full to large margins, strong impression, tied by red Maltese Cross on 1840 letter datelined Shandwickplace, July 14, 1840 backstamp, two file folds not affecting stamp, Very Fine

640
225
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1014
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Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1014, Great Britain - 1840-41 Line EngravedGREAT 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 K-K, mostly full to large margins, deep shade, crisp impression, tied by Maltese Cross on Dec. 3, 1840 folded cover from Northallerton to London, Very Fine, SG £750

640
225
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1015
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Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1015, Great Britain - 1840-41 Line EngravedGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Plate 7, lettered F-C, large margins including part of the adjoining stamp at left, deep intense color and impression, tied by red Maltese Cross on 1840 local London folded letter, Very Fine, SG £750

640
225
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1016
 
Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1016, Great Britain - 1840-41 Line EngravedGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Plate 9, lettered N-A, large margins including a sizable sheet margin at left, intense color and impression, tied to large part of cover by red Maltese Cross, Very Fine and choice, SG £625

625
325
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1017
 
Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1017, Great Britain - 1840-41 Line EngravedGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 5), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 5)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 5). Plate 1, lettered S-I, four large margins, particularly deep color and a sharp detailed impression, black Maltese Cross cancel, Very Fine and choice, SG £900

700
225
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1018
 
Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1018, Great Britain - 1840-41 Line EngravedGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Pale Blue (2a; SG 6), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Pale Blue (2a; SG 6)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Pale Blue (2a; SG 6). Plate 2, lettered R-L, huge margins all around including a sheet margin at right, fresh color, light black Maltese Cross cancel, shallow thin, otherwise Extremely Fine, SG £1,000

900
375
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1019
 
Sale Number 1130, Lot Number 1019, Great Britain - 1840-41 Line EngravedGREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 1p Red Brown, Bluish, From the "Black" Plates (3 var; SG 7), GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 1p Red Brown, Bluish, From the "Black" Plates (3 var; SG 7)GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 1p Red Brown, Bluish, From the "Black" Plates (3 var; SG 7). Lettered T-B, from bottom row of the plate with part imprint at bottom, large margins other sides, nicely blued paper, rich color, bold strike of numeral in barred oval cancel, Extremely Fine, desirable with the partial imprint, SG value with no premium for the imprint

£ 130
250
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1020
 
GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 2p Blue (4; SG 14). Plate 3 plating study of 90 examples, neatly mounted on pages by position, faults to be expected and most examples with at least one margin touching, the catalogue value for basic stamp is $4,500.00 (SG £8,100), Fine

E. 400-500
325
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