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Sale 1214 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 10-12 December, 2019

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Category — Great Britain - 1840 Two-Penny Blue and One-Penny "Black Plates"

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1097
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1097, Great Britain - 1840 Two-Penny Blue and One-Penny "Black Plates"GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 5), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 5)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 5). Horizontal pair, lettered P-C to P-D, large to ample margins all around, deep rich color neatly contrasted by red Maltese Cross cancels, Very Fine and handsome pair, Scott $2,100.00, SG as singles £1,950

E. 500-750
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1098
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1098, Great Britain - 1840 Two-Penny Blue and One-Penny "Black Plates"GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 5), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 5)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG 5). Horizontal strip of three, lettered Q-A to Q-C, mostly large margins to clear at top and bottom, nicely contrasting red Maltese Cross cancels, natural horizontal pre-printing paperfold affecting stamps, otherwise Very Fine and attractive multiple, Scott $3,250.00, SG value as singles £2,925

E. 500-750
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1099
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1099, Great Britain - 1840 Two-Penny Blue and One-Penny "Black Plates"GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 1p Red Brown, Printed From "Black Plate" (3 var; SG 7; SG Specialised AS47ue), GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 1p Red Brown, Printed From "Black Plate" (3 var; SG 7; SG Specialised AS47ue)GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 1p Red Brown, Printed From "Black Plate" (3 var; SG 7; SG Specialised AS47ue). Plate 8, lettered M-F, large to ample margins, well-struck black Wotton-under-Edge Maltese Cross showing the distinctive breaks in the cancel, trivial light surface rubbing, Very Fine appearance, one of the rarest distinctive Maltese Cross cancels to acquire, especially on the 1p Red Brown from Black Plates, ex Beresford, SG Specialised £7,000

E. 750-1,000
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1100
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1100, Great Britain - 1840 Two-Penny Blue and One-Penny "Black Plates"GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Red Brown, Printed From "Black Plate" (3 var; SG 7; SG Specialised AS57ue), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Red Brown, Printed From "Black Plate" (3 var; SG 7; SG Specialised AS57ue)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Red Brown, Printed From "Black Plate" (3 var; SG 7; SG Specialised AS57ue). Plate 9, lettered H-B, large to clear margins, excellent strike of black Wotton-under-Edge Maltese Cross showing the distinctive breaks in the cancel, Very Fine, one of the rarest distinctive Maltese Cross cancels to acquire, especially on the 1p Red Brown from Black Plates, with 1986 R.P.S. certificate, SG Specialised £7,000

E. 750-1,000
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1101
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1101, Great Britain - 1840 Two-Penny Blue and One-Penny "Black Plates"GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 1p Red Brown, Printed From "Black Plate" (3 var; SG 7; SG Specialised AS65), GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 1p Red Brown, Printed From "Black Plate" (3 var; SG 7; SG Specialised AS65)GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 1p Red Brown, Printed From "Black Plate" (3 var; SG 7; SG Specialised AS65). Plate 9, lettered G-B, large to full margins, neat strike of the distinctive black Channel Islands Maltese Cross

VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE DISTINCTIVE CHANNEL ISLANDS MALTESE CROSS CANCEL ON A ONE-PENNY RED BROWN FROM THE "BLACK PLATE".

One of the rarest Maltese Cross cancels to find, especially on a 1p Red Brown from the Black Plates. Unpriced on Black Plate, SG Specialised on later plates £10,000. With 1981 B.P.A. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
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1102
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1102, Great Britain - 1840 Two-Penny Blue and One-Penny "Black Plates"GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Red Brown, Printed From "Black Plate" (3 var; SG 7; SG Specialised AS57te), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Red Brown, Printed From "Black Plate" (3 var; SG 7; SG Specialised AS57te)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Red Brown, Printed From "Black Plate" (3 var; SG 7; SG Specialised AS57te). Plate 9, lettered F-J, large margins, tied by clear strike of black Coventry Maltese Cross showing the distinctive inner flat edges on folded cover addressed locally, red Coventry Jul. 17, 184? despatch circular datestamp on top flap, bottom and side flaps slightly reduced, Very Fine, a scarce cancel not priced in SG Specialised on scarcer Black Plate, SG Specialised as later plates £2,800

E. 500-750
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1103
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1103, Great Britain - 1840 Two-Penny Blue and One-Penny "Black Plates"GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 1p Red Brown, Printed From "Black Plate" (3 var, 3; SG 7-8), GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 1p Red Brown, Printed From "Black Plate" (3 var, 3; SG 7-8)GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 1p Red Brown, Printed From "Black Plate" (3 var, 3; SG 7-8). Eight examples from plates 1b, 5, 8-13 (plate 12-13 not "Black Plates"), mostly four-margin examples, plate 8 and 10 touching on one side, each with clear strike of the distinctive black Manchester "Fish Tail" Maltese Cross cancel, couple minor flaws, mostly Fine-Very Fine, a scarce assemblage of this scarce cancel from different plates, SG Specialised £6,100

E. 750-1,000
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1104
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1104, Great Britain - 1840 Two-Penny Blue and One-Penny "Black Plates"GREAT BRITAIN, 1841 Postal Notice (SG Specialised PN3), GREAT BRITAIN, 1841 Postal Notice (SG Specialised PN3)GREAT BRITAIN, 1841 Postal Notice (SG Specialised PN3). Original notice sent from Edinburgh "To All Postmasters, Sub-Postmasters, and Letter Receivers" affixed with two 1p Pink entires in differing sizes with "Specimen" overprint, 1841 1p Red Brown and 2p bottom right corner sheet margin example with void bottom corners, with unused original outer wrapper, typical folding creases

EXTREMELY FINE. A PRISTINE EXAMPLE OF THIS SELDOM OFFERED 1841 POSTAL NOTICE, COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL STAMPS, ENTIRES AND OUTER WRAPPER.

SG Specialised £10,000

E. 2,000-3,000
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