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Sale 1204 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, including the Angel Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 18-20 June, 2019

Category — Great Britain

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
467
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 467, Great BritainFirst United States Government Printing of a Stamp Image, First United States Government Printing of a Stamp ImageFirst United States Government Printing of a Stamp Image. Two items, first is page 547 from the "Resolutions" of the 26th Congress 1st Session dated June 10, 1840, second is a proposal by Webster to reduce our postage rates followed by "Extract from a newspaper published in the city of London." dated April 28, 1840 concerning "THE PENNY POSTAGE STAMPS.", explains in detail rates and usages of the new adhesive, the next page is a full-size reproduction of the 1p Mulready letter sheet superimposed with an incomplete rendering of the 1p Black adhesive with the corner "bent over' to show that it is not part of the letter sheet

VERY FINE. AN IMPORTANT HISTORICAL PHILATELIC DOCUMENT, OF WHICH PERHAPS THREE ARE KNOWN TO HAVE SURVIVED.

This facsimile of Great Britain's Mulready and Penny Black was printed in 1840 as part of the "Resolutions" of the 26th Congress, in which Daniel Webster introduced a bill to reform postage rates.

E. 2,000-3,000
5,750
468
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 468, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, Rowland Hill Signed Letter, GREAT BRITAIN, Rowland Hill Signed LetterGREAT BRITAIN, Rowland Hill Signed Letter. Two-page (front and back of one page) mourning letter, with embossed "Hampstead N.W." at top, dated Feb. 7, 1871, contents regards a ballot at the Reform Club, Very Fine letter from the father of postage stamps

E. 200-300
190
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469
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 469, Great BritainCharles Dickens Autograph, Charles Dickens AutographCharles Dickens Autograph. Clear signature at bottom left of 1842 cover addressed to Captain Frederick Granville, the original address was in Dickens' hand, but crossed out and replaced by Captain Granville's address, cover franked with two 1p Red, "1 Granville" handstamp, red "Too Late", Stratford (Oct. 21) and Great Malvern backstamps, cover with small faults including file fold thru stamps, the important signature is Very Fine, Captain Granville was a friend of Dickens, the Free Library of Philadelphia has a digital image of a letter written by Dickens to Granville in October 1842, this cover may very well have contained that letter, a desirable Charles Dickens autograph when he was at the height of his popularity

E. 1,000-1,500
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470
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 470, 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). Plate 1a, lettered A-H, large margins all around, rich shade and highly detailed impression, red Maltese Cross cancel, Extremely Fine, a particularly handsome Penny Black, SG £375

320
325
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471
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 471, 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). Plate 2, lettered I-I, large balanced margins, deep shade, excellent strikes of red Maltese Cross cancels, Extremely Fine Gem, SG £375

325
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472
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 472, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Grayish Black (1b; SG 3), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Grayish Black (1b; SG 3)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Grayish Black (1b; SG 3). Plate 1a, lettered B-J, large to full margins all around, crisp impression on fresh paper, light red Maltese Cross cancel, Very Fine and unusually choice, SG £500

360
375
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473
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 473, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 6), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 6)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 6). Plate 1, lettered F-A, large margins all around, including an impressive sheet margin at left, beautiful rich color and an excellent clarity of impression, red Maltese Cross cancel, Extremely Fine, a stunning stamp, SG £950

700
850
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474
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 474, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 2p Blue (4; SG 14), GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 2p Blue (4; SG 14)GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 2p Blue (4; SG 14). Vertical pair, plate 3, lettered P-E/Q-E, full margins to just touching at right, tied by No. 4 in Maltese Cross on May 9, 1844 copy of The (London) Times, sent to Providence, Rhode Island, ms. "Caledonia", newspaper largely intact but with faults mostly around the edges, including a tear in the address, Fine, a rare and most unusual Trans-Atlantic use of the 2-pence stamp

E. 400-500
350
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475
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 475, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1854, 6p Dull Violet, Embossed (7a; SG 59), GREAT BRITAIN, 1854, 6p Dull Violet, Embossed (7a; SG 59)GREAT BRITAIN, 1854, 6p Dull Violet, Embossed (7a; SG 59). Four margins ranging from huge sheet margins at right and bottom to close but easily clearing at top, rich color and crisp impression, "24" in grid cancel, ms. "registered" offset on reverse, Very Fine, SG £1,000

1,000
600
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476
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 476, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1864, 1p Rose Red (33; SG 44), GREAT BRITAIN, 1864, 1p Rose Red (33; SG 44)GREAT BRITAIN, 1864, 1p Rose Red (33; SG 44). Plate 196, lettered J-E, tied by Birmingham "75" duplex on 1879 cover to Harborne (backstamp), with "New British Antarctic Expedition" imprint at top and return address of Commander (John) Cheyne at bottom, a few trivial age spots, Fine, a seldom seen imprint that was used to promote Cheyne's unsuccessful attempt to organize a polar expedition

E. 150-200
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477°
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 477, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1862, 6p Lilac, Watermark Three Roses and Thistle (39c; SG 84d), GREAT BRITAIN, 1862, 6p Lilac, Watermark Three Roses and Thistle (39c; SG 84d)GREAT BRITAIN, 1862, 6p Lilac, Watermark Three Roses and Thistle (39c; SG 84d). Plate 3, lettered T-F, fresh color, well-centered for this, neat Dundee 1864 cancel

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE 1862 6-PENCE WATERMARK THREE ROSES AND THISTLE ERROR.

This error, in which the rose emblem replaced the shamrock in the watermark, is found only on position T-F. A tiny number are known. The others we have seen are either poorly centered and/or have faults. The example offered here is one of the finest (if not the finest) copies in existence.

With 1991 R.P.S. certificate. SG £8,000

8,000
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478
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 478, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1880, 2sh Pale Brown (56; SG 121), GREAT BRITAIN, 1880, 2sh Pale Brown (56; SG 121)GREAT BRITAIN, 1880, 2sh Pale Brown (56; SG 121). Plate 1, lettered M-H, "86" in diamond and oval grid cancel, a sound and Fine example of this high value, SG £4,250

3,750
350
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479
nh
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 479, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1873, 3p Rose (61; SG 144), GREAT BRITAIN, 1873, 3p Rose (61; SG 144)GREAT BRITAIN, 1873, 3p Rose (61; SG 144). Plate 11, lettered T-L, Mint N.H., remarkably fresh, with gorgeous rich color on pristine white paper, Fine, not an easy stamp to find in this immaculate Mint Never-Hinged condition, with 2008 B.P.A. certificate, catalogue values are as hinged, SG £450

400
190
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480
P
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 480, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1873, 6p Master Die Proof in Black (62 Proof; SG 125 Proof; SG Specialised J81 Proof), GREAT BRITAIN, 1873, 6p Master Die Proof in Black (62 Proof; SG 125 Proof; SG Specialised J81 Proof)GREAT BRITAIN, 1873, 6p Master Die Proof in Black (62 Proof; SG 125 Proof; SG Specialised J81 Proof). 61 x 90mm on glazed card, with uncleared corner squares and plate number circles, Very Fine and rare, SG Specialised value

£ 2,250
325
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481
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 481, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1882, 5sh Rose on Bluish Paper (90; SG 130), GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, 5sh Rose on Bluish Paper (90; SG 130)GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, 5sh Rose on Bluish Paper (90; SG 130). Plate 4, lettered G-H, 1883 Manchester Royal Exchange circular datestamp, fresh color, light paper wrinkle at right, otherwise Fine, SG £4,800

5,000
450
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482
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 482, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1882-83, 10sh Slate on White Paper (91a; SG 131), GREAT BRITAIN, 1882-83, 10sh Slate on White Paper (91a; SG 131)GREAT BRITAIN, 1882-83, 10sh Slate on White Paper (91a; SG 131). Plate 1, lettered E-C, excellent centering, unusually light cancel, rich color, Very Fine and scarce in sound condition, SG £5,200

4,750
800
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483
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 483, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1882-83, 10sh Slate on White Paper (91a; SG 131), GREAT BRITAIN, 1882-83, 10sh Slate on White Paper (91a; SG 131)GREAT BRITAIN, 1882-83, 10sh Slate on White Paper (91a; SG 131). Plate 1, lettered C-I, rich color, two light toned spots, otherwise Fine, SG £4,500

4,750
375
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484
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 484, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1882-83, £1 Brown Lilac on White Paper (92a; SG 136), GREAT BRITAIN, 1882-83, £1 Brown Lilac on White Paper (92a; SG 136)GREAT BRITAIN, 1882-83, £1 Brown Lilac on White Paper (92a; SG 136). Plate 1, lettered G-F, strong color and impression, neat 1882 Glasgow circular datestamp

VERY FINE. A MOST ATTRACTIVE USED 1882-83 ONE-POUND BROWN LILAC ON WHITE PAPER.

SG £9,000

9,250
2,300
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485
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 485, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1882-83, £1 Brown Lilac on White Paper (92a; SG 136), GREAT BRITAIN, 1882-83, £1 Brown Lilac on White Paper (92a; SG 136)GREAT BRITAIN, 1882-83, £1 Brown Lilac on White Paper (92a; SG 136). Plate 1, lettered A-H, outstanding centering, light circular datestamp and boxed cancels, two light creases, Very Fine appearance, SG £9,000

9,250
1,000
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486
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 486, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Orange (93; SG 137), GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Orange (93; SG 137)GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Orange (93; SG 137). Plate 1, lettered D-D, wonderfully well-centered, gorgeous bright color, neatly cancelled by centrally struck 1894 Glasgow circular datestamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL USED 1882 5-POUND ORANGE.

Signed A. Brun. SG £4,750

5,000
1,500
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487
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 487, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Orange (93; SG 137), GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Orange (93; SG 137)GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Orange (93; SG 137). Plate 1, lettered B-M, fresh color, perfectly struck Darlington Aug. 8, 1902 circular datestamp, rubbing above cancel and on Victoria's face, still a Fine and attractive example of this popular high value, SG £4,750

5,000
850
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488
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 488, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Pale Dull Orange on Bluish (93a; SG 133), GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Pale Dull Orange on Bluish (93a; SG 133)GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Pale Dull Orange on Bluish (93a; SG 133). Plate 1, lettered C-M, clear central "Vere Street NO 20 82" circular datestamp, well-centered, slight pressed-out horizontal bend/crease causing barest trace of rubbing

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 5-POUND VICTORIA ON BLUISH PAPER.

SG £15,000

15,500
1,700
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489
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 489, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1884, £1 Brown Violet (110; SG 185), GREAT BRITAIN, 1884, £1 Brown Violet (110; SG 185)GREAT BRITAIN, 1884, £1 Brown Violet (110; SG 185). Lettered T-B, Maidenhead cancel, rich color, faint trace of a crease at top left, Fine, signed Buhler, SG £3,000

3,000
275
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490
TC
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 490, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1887, 2p Purple & Pale Blue Green, Trial Color (113TC; SG 200TC; SG Specialised K30TC), GREAT BRITAIN, 1887, 2p Purple & Pale Blue Green, Trial Color (113TC; SG 200TC; SG Specialised K30TC)GREAT BRITAIN, 1887, 2p Purple & Pale Blue Green, Trial Color (113TC; SG 200TC; SG Specialised K30TC). Full original gum, very lightly hinged, wonderfully bright and fresh, Fine and very scarce, several trial colors of the 2p value were prepared in 1899 to determine the color scheme for the 1900 1-shilling stamp, SG Specialised value

£ 1,000
200
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491
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 491, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1891, £1 Brown Violet (123; SG 186), GREAT BRITAIN, 1891, £1 Brown Violet (123; SG 186)GREAT BRITAIN, 1891, £1 Brown Violet (123; SG 186). Lettered F-D, nicely centered, rich color, uncommonly fresh, light Church St. registered cancel, faint trace of crease at left, otherwise Very Fine, SG £4,500

4,400
650
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492
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 492, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1913, £1 Green, Seahorse (176; SG 403), GREAT BRITAIN, 1913, £1 Green, Seahorse (176; SG 403)GREAT BRITAIN, 1913, £1 Green, Seahorse (176; SG 403). Bold color, lightly cancelled, Very Fine, SG £1,400

1,400
400
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493°
og
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 493, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1915, 2sh6p Reddish Brown (Chestnut) Seahorse, De La Rue Printing (173a var; SG 406 var; SG Specialised N64(12), GREAT BRITAIN, 1915, 2sh6p Reddish Brown (Chestnut) Seahorse, De La Rue Printing (173a var; SG 406 var; SG Specialised N64(12)GREAT BRITAIN, 1915, 2sh6p Reddish Brown (Chestnut) Seahorse, De La Rue Printing (173a var; SG 406 var; SG Specialised N64(12). Right selvage single, barest trace of hinging (if any), beautiful distinctive color, fresh and Very Fine, one of the rarest shades of the 2sh6p Seahorse, SG Specialised value

£ 2,200
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494
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 494, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1919, 10sh Dull Blue, Major Re-Entry (181 var; SG 417a), GREAT BRITAIN, 1919, 10sh Dull Blue, Major Re-Entry (181 var; SG 417a)GREAT BRITAIN, 1919, 10sh Dull Blue, Major Re-Entry (181 var; SG 417a). Horizontal strip of four with selvage at top, left stamp with re-entry most prominently seen at the top right, Guernsey 1919 circular datestamps. well-centered, Very Fine, a scarce variety, SG value as the re-entry stamp plus three singles

£ 1,525
1,000
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495
og
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 495, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1929, £1 Black, Postal Congress (209; SG 438), GREAT BRITAIN, 1929, £1 Black, Postal Congress (209; SG 438)GREAT BRITAIN, 1929, £1 Black, Postal Congress (209; SG 438). Lightly hinged, fresh and Fine, SG £750

750
250
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496
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 496, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1935, 2-1/2p Prussian Blue, Error of Color, Silver Jubilee (229a; SG 456a), GREAT BRITAIN, 1935, 2-1/2p Prussian Blue, Error of Color, Silver Jubilee (229a; SG 456a)GREAT BRITAIN, 1935, 2-1/2p Prussian Blue, Error of Color, Silver Jubilee (229a; SG 456a). Beautiful color in this distinctive shade on bright paper, light portion of "Westmead Corner Carshalton Surrey 24 JY 35" circular datestamp

VERY FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARILY RARE AND HIGHLY DESIRABLE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1935 2-1/2-PENCE PRUSSIAN BLUE ERROR OF COLOR.

It was thought for many years that this was technically a color trial that was accidentally released into circulation. That theory has since been proven wrong, as the stamps were printed in a slightly larger size, indicating that this is a true error of color. Four sheets of this error were released between June 25 and July 4, 1935, three of which are known to have originated at the Upper Edmonton Post Office, totaling 480 stamps. The original discoverer, A.J. Stavridi, used many of them on mail as souvenirs to friends and colleagues. This is likely one of those Stavridi mailed, as it has the same postmark found on the majority of used examples. It is believed that less than half of those issued are still in existence and only about 40 used examples have been recorded, some of which are faulty.

With 2019 B.P.A. certificate. SG £15,000

15,000
5,000
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497
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 497, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 5sh Carmine Rose I.R. Official (O24; SG O25), GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 5sh Carmine Rose I.R. Official (O24; SG O25)GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 5sh Carmine Rose I.R. Official (O24; SG O25). Clear "27 JY 03" registry oval cancel, bold color, well-centered, light horizontal crease along bottom and small blue handstamp which just shows thru

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-SHILLING KING EDWARD VII I.R. OFFICIAL.

With 1921 Stamp Trade Protection Association and 2019 B.P.A. certificates. SG £11,000.

10,500
1,400
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