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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 - Other Victorian Issues

Lot
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Cat./Est. Value
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1126
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1126, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 2p Blue (4; SG 14, SG Specialised ES11), GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 2p Blue (4; SG 14, SG Specialised ES11)GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 2p Blue (4; SG 14, SG Specialised ES11). Plate 3, lettered B-F, original gum, barely hinged (if at all), large to full margins all around, intense shade and impression on fresh paper

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1841 2-PENCE BLUE FROM PLATE 3.

With 1985 R.P.S. certificate. Scott $4,500.00. SG from £5,000

E. 1,500-2,000
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1127, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 2p Blue (4; SG 14), GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 2p Blue (4; SG 14)GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 2p Blue (4; SG 14). Horizontal pair, lettered E-I to E-J, original gum, h.r., mostly large margins to clear at bottom right, deep rich shade on fresh paper

VERY FINE. A HANDSOME ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 1841 2-PENNY BLUE WITH THE WHITE LINES ADDED.

SG Specialised £15,000. Scott $15,000.00

E. 3,000-4,000
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1128
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1128, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 1p Red Brown, Trial Printing (Unissued) on Dickinson Silk-Threaded Paper (SG 16; SG Specialised DP22), GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 1p Red Brown, Trial Printing (Unissued) on Dickinson Silk-Threaded Paper (SG 16; SG Specialised DP22)GREAT BRITAIN, 1841, 1p Red Brown, Trial Printing (Unissued) on Dickinson Silk-Threaded Paper (SG 16; SG Specialised DP22). Plate 11, lettered P-I, without gum as issued, large to ample margins, bold color, usual light horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance, a scarce trial printing of which only eight sheets were printed, SG £4,750, SG Specialised £7,500

E. 750-1,000
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1129
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1129, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1850, 1p Red Brown, Perf 16 Henry Archer Trial Perforation (SG 16b; SG Specialised CE2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1850, 1p Red Brown, Perf 16 Henry Archer Trial Perforation (SG 16b; SG Specialised CE2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1850, 1p Red Brown, Perf 16 Henry Archer Trial Perforation (SG 16b; SG Specialised CE2). Plate 93, lettered C-I, tied by neat strike of "32" barred oval cancel on petite mourning cover to London, neat Aug. 3, 1853 despatch and arrival backstamps, neat "House of Commons" black wax seal, Very Fine and scarce use of the Archer Trial perforation used within the correct time period, SG £1,500, SG Specialised £2,700

E. 400-500
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1130, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1847, 1sh Pale Green, Embossed (5; SG 54), GREAT BRITAIN, 1847, 1sh Pale Green, Embossed (5; SG 54)GREAT BRITAIN, 1847, 1sh Pale Green, Embossed (5; SG 54). Horizontal pair with large sheet margin at left, other sides large to barely touching on bottom of left stamp, used with two singles of 1p Red Brown (11; SG 22), all tied by barred "134" cancels and "Bristol FE 7 1856" circular datestamps on printed folded religious notice to Rome, Italy, red "PD" handstamp, Calais transit and Rome arrival datestamps, manuscript "X" also ties pair and one 1p, Very Fine and pretty cover

E. 500-750
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1131
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1131, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1847, 1sh Pale Green, Embossed (5; SG 54), GREAT BRITAIN, 1847, 1sh Pale Green, Embossed (5; SG 54)GREAT BRITAIN, 1847, 1sh Pale Green, Embossed (5; SG 54). Horizontal pair, large margins to just barely touching outer frameline on sides, neatly cancelled by barred "466" on 1850 folded letter to New York, Liverpool Nov. 29, 1850 despatch circular datestamp on top flap, neat red curved "Paid" and "10 Cents" handstamps also ties pair, Very Fine, Scott $2,400.00

E. 400-500
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1132
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1132, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1854, 6p Red Violet (7; SG 60), GREAT BRITAIN, 1854, 6p Red Violet (7; SG 60)GREAT BRITAIN, 1854, 6p Red Violet (7; SG 60). Margins to just barely touching, neatly cancelled by barred "905" on 1855 cover "to Captain Kent, 77th Regiment Army, Head Quarters, Crimea", green Wolverhampton Jan. 12, 1855 despatch datestamp on reverse, indistinct red cancel ink ties stamp to cover, Very Fine Crimean War cover, sent during the Siege of Sevastopol, which the 77th Regiment took part from Oct. 1854 to Sept. 1855, Scott $1,900.00

E. 400-500
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1133
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1133, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1855, 1p Red Brown, Imperforate (16c; SG 29a; SG Specialised C8(1)h), GREAT BRITAIN, 1855, 1p Red Brown, Imperforate (16c; SG 29a; SG Specialised C8(1)h)GREAT BRITAIN, 1855, 1p Red Brown, Imperforate (16c; SG 29a; SG Specialised C8(1)h). Horizontal rejoined strip of ten, plate 25, lettered K-A to K-J, without gum as issued, left margin reattached with part imprint and rosette which was already affected by pre-printing paperfold, mostly large margins, rejoined between K-E and K-F, part manuscript "Specimen" on reverse, various creasing and edge tears (some severe), K-E with stain at bottom, leaving only one or two examples appearing sound, Fine appearance and exceptionally rare multiple, SG Specialised as singles £40,000

E. 2,000-3,000
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1134
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1134, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1857, 1p Rose Red (20; SG 40; SG Specialised C10(5)), GREAT BRITAIN, 1857, 1p Rose Red (20; SG 40; SG Specialised C10(5))GREAT BRITAIN, 1857, 1p Rose Red (20; SG 40; SG Specialised C10(5)). Mint N.H. bottom right plate no. 47 block of 24, lettered Q-G to T-L, bottom imprint reads "(tow)ards the RIGHT HAND SIDE of the Letter: In Wetting the Back be careful not to remove the Cement", fresh color, minor gum wrinkle mostly from R-I to R-L but far less than normally seen, Fine and scarce plate no. multiple, catalogued as blocks of four with no premium for plate no., Scott $1,950.00, SG Specialised £1,950

E. 400-500
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1135
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1135, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1863, 1p Pale Rose Pink (SG Specialised C10(6)), GREAT BRITAIN, 1863, 1p Pale Rose Pink (SG Specialised C10(6))GREAT BRITAIN, 1863, 1p Pale Rose Pink (SG Specialised C10(6)). Block of nine, plate 67, lettered Q-G to S-I, original gum, couple minor h.r.'s, few stamps appear Mint N.H., fresh color and strong impression, Fine-Very Fine, a very scarce multiple of this rare shade which is not listed in SG or Scott, with 1985 R.P.S. certificate, SG Specialised as singles £5,400

E. 750-1,000
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1136
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1136, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1870, 1-1/2p Rose Red, Error of Lettering OP-PC for CP-PC (32d; SG 53; SG Specialised G6(1)c), GREAT BRITAIN, 1870, 1-1/2p Rose Red, Error of Lettering OP-PC for CP-PC (32d; SG 53; SG Specialised G6(1)c)GREAT BRITAIN, 1870, 1-1/2p Rose Red, Error of Lettering OP-PC for CP-PC (32d; SG 53; SG Specialised G6(1)c). Plate 1, deep rich color, typical centering for this issue, couple short perfs at bottom, otherwise Fine and rare, one of the most significant and visually constant errors of the Victorian reign which went unnoticed during the four years of printing runs only to be noticed over 20 years after its release, listed but unpriced in Scott, SG £2,000

E. 500-750
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1137
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1137, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT 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 225, lettered B-I, original gum, h.r. and tiny bit of mount glaze, strong color and impression, a Fine example of the scarcest of the regularly issued plates, Scott $3,300.00, SG £3,000

E. 500-750
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1138
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1138, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1864, 1p Rose Red (33; SG 43), GREAT BRITAIN, 1864, 1p Rose Red (33; SG 43)GREAT BRITAIN, 1864, 1p Rose Red (33; SG 43). Tied by "71" in barred oval and Birkenhead oval datestamps on 1836 cover with Bradshaw & Blacklock's Ocean Penny Postage imprint at left, State 4 of the design, sent to Lisburn, Ireland, cover with minor wear, tear in backflap, otherwise Fine

E. 400-500
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1139
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1139, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1867, 1sh Green (54; SG 117; SG Specialised J104(2)), GREAT BRITAIN, 1867, 1sh Green (54; SG 117; SG Specialised J104(2))GREAT BRITAIN, 1867, 1sh Green (54; SG 117; SG Specialised J104(2)). Block of four with part imprint "(Post)age One Shil(ling)" selvage at top, plate 4, lettered F-F to G-G, original gum, top pair h.r., bottom pair lightly hinged, fresh color, top right stamp with small thin spot and bottom left stamp with corner crease, slight separation in top selvage, Fine appearance, a scarce multiple, Scott Retail as singles $4,800.00, SG Specialised £6,000

E. 500-750
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1140
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1140, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1878, £1 Brown Lilac (75; SG 129), GREAT BRITAIN, 1878, £1 Brown Lilac (75; SG 129)GREAT BRITAIN, 1878, £1 Brown Lilac (75; SG 129). Plate 1, lettered G-F, strong color and impression, neat 1882 Glasgow circular datestamp, Very Fine and handsome, with 2019 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $4,500.00, SG £4,500

E. 1,000-1,500
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1141
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1141, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1881, 5p Deep Indigo (85; SG 169; SG Specialised K6), GREAT BRITAIN, 1881, 5p Deep Indigo (85; SG 169; SG Specialised K6)GREAT BRITAIN, 1881, 5p Deep Indigo (85; SG 169; SG Specialised K6). Block of four, original gum, top pair h.r., bottom stamps Mint N.H., intense shade, couple split perfs at bottom, bottom right stamp with small toned spot on gum and minor gum bends, otherwise Very Fine and scare block, Scott Retail as singles $2,900.00, SG Specialised £4,250

E. 400-500
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1142
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1142, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1881, 1p Lilac (89; SG 172), GREAT BRITAIN, 1881, 1p Lilac (89; SG 172)GREAT BRITAIN, 1881, 1p Lilac (89; SG 172). Tied by Manchester circular datestamp on 1897 cover with hand-drawn picture of lady in yellow dress, sent to Didsbury, a few light age spots visible mainly on reverse, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
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1143
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1143, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1881, 1p Lilac (89; SG 172), GREAT BRITAIN, 1881, 1p Lilac (89; SG 172)GREAT BRITAIN, 1881, 1p Lilac (89; SG 172). Tied by Skegness boxed cancel on 1901 cover with pencil and watercolor hand-drawn beach scene, sent to London (backstamped), some light age spots, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
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1144
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1144, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1881, 1p Lilac (89; SG 172), GREAT BRITAIN, 1881, 1p Lilac (89; SG 172)GREAT BRITAIN, 1881, 1p Lilac (89; SG 172). Tied by Bristol boxed cancel on 1884 cover with lovely brush and ink painting scene of river, sent to Cornwall (backstamped), tear in backflap, Very Fine, ex Giamporcaro

E. 200-300
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1145
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1145, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGreat Britain Hand-Illustrated, Advertising and Penny Postage Cover Group, Great Britain Hand-Illustrated, Advertising and Penny Postage Cover GroupGreat Britain Hand-Illustrated, Advertising and Penny Postage Cover Group. Seventeen covers and one front, all Great Britain related except one from Delali Camp (India) to Mauritius with hunting scene, hand-illustrated with various amusing and battle scenes, some colored, advertising incl. Edith Sandford's Great Equestrian Drama and Scamps of London at Victoria Theater, also two different Penny Postage designs with 1p stamps, one with scarce Lavender Tined Paper example (though B.P.A. certificate declines opinion as whether it originates), few small flaws mostly related to toned spots, otherwise mostly Fine or better, all ex Giamporcaro where they were bought individually in our 1996 sale (Sale 781)

E. 1,500-2,000
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1146
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1146, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Orange (93; SG 137), GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Orange (93; SG 137)GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Orange (93; SG 137). Vibrant color on fresh paper, clear "Southampton 1 JA 00" circular datestamp with additional strike below, faint trace of a corner bend as often seen on these larger sized stamps, Very Fine appearance, Scott $5,000.00, SG £3,500

E. 1,000-1,500
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1147
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1147, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Orange (93; SG 137), GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Orange (93; SG 137)GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Orange (93; SG 137). Brilliant color, centrally-struck "Hull JA 7 95" circular datestamp, couple faults including small tear at top right and pulled perf, Very Fine appearance, a presentable example of this popular stamp, Scott $5,000.00, SG £3,500

E. 750-1,000
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1148
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1148, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Orange (93; SG 137), GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Orange (93; SG 137)GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Orange (93; SG 137). Fresh color, well-struck "Reading JA 1 00" circular datestamp, light horizontal bend and small pinpoint thin spot at left, Very Fine appearance, an attractive example of this popular issue, Scott $5,000.00, SG £3,500

E. 750-1,000
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1149
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1149, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT 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). Centrally struck "Gracechurch St. 28 JA 89" circular datestamp and framed Payments Accounts Branch cancels, fresh color

VERY FINE. A HIGHLY DESIRABLE AND COMPLETELY SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 5-POUND ORANGE ON BLUISH PAPER.

The vast majority of used copies have creases or other faults. Certified fault-free examples such as this are extremely difficult to obtain.

With 2019 B.P.A. certificate. Scott $15,500.00. S.G. £12,500

E. 5,000-7,500
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1150
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1150, Great Britain - Other Victorian IssuesGREAT BRITAIN, 1887, -1/2p Vermilion, "Pears' Soap" Printed Advertisement in Orange (SG Specialised K27(2)m), GREAT BRITAIN, 1887, -1/2p Vermilion, "Pears' Soap" Printed Advertisement in Orange (SG Specialised K27(2)m)GREAT BRITAIN, 1887, -1/2p Vermilion, "Pears' Soap" Printed Advertisement in Orange (SG Specialised K27(2)m). Mint N.H. with sheet selvage at bottom, bright color, Very Fine and scarce, with photocopy of 1984 R.P.S. certificate of block of four from which this came, SG Specialised as hinged £625

E. 200-300
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