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Sale 1220 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 21 May, 2020

Category — Great Britain

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 1, 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). Two slightly overlapping singles, plate 1b, lettered P-F and H-I, full margins to just touching at bottom left of P-F, tied by three heavily struck Maltese Cross cancels on 1840 folded letter to Chestham, Upper Canada, "Perth OC 19, 1840" boxed despatch on reverse, red Oct. 20 London transit, manuscript rated "2/8" and "Paid", cover with internal splitting, minor edge faults and slightly refolded at top for aesthetic purposes

FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PENNY BLACK COVER TO AN OVERSEAS DESTINATION. ONLY THREE OR FOUR COVERS TO BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ARE THOUGHT TO EXIST, WITH THIS AS THE ONLY DOUBLE RATE COVER KNOWN.

The Penny Black singles paid the double rate domestic charge. The 2sh8p paid the double Cunard Transatlantic rate to Canada.

E. 5,000-7,500
10,500
2
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 2, Great BritainGREAT 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 (16; SG 29), 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
1,200
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 3, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1864, 1p Rose Red, Plate 225 (33; SG 44), GREAT BRITAIN, 1864, 1p Rose Red, Plate 225 (33; SG 44)GREAT BRITAIN, 1864, 1p Rose Red, Plate 225 (33; SG 44). One from each of the twenty rows of the sheet (lettered A thru T), range of cancels, slightly mixed condition, most with Fine appearance, plate 225 is by far the rarest of the issued plates, it would take a lot of time and patience to assemble one from each of the twenty letters, Scott $16,500.00, SG £14,000

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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4
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 4, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1878, £1 Slate Gray, Imperforate Color Trial, "Specimen" Overprint, GREAT BRITAIN, 1878, £1 Slate Gray, Imperforate Color Trial, "Specimen" OverprintGREAT BRITAIN, 1878, £1 Slate Gray, Imperforate Color Trial, "Specimen" Overprint. Ty. 9, plate 1, lettered C-C, original gum, large to ample margins, rich shade, Very Fine and scarce high-value color trial, SG Specialised from £2,700

E. 500-750
650
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 5, Great BritainGREAT 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 F-F, excellent color and impression, well-struck Glasgow May 15, 1882 circular datestamp, Very Fine and handsome example of this high-value, Scott $4,500.00, SG £4,500

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 6, 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 F-B, unused (no gum), well-centered, pressed vertical crease, slight rubbing and barely faded, Very Fine appearance, an affordable example of this rare unused stamp, with 2007 Brandon certificate, Scott $35,000.00, SG £35,000

E. 1,500-2,000
2,200
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 7, 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-A, bold color, registered oval cancel, faint trace of a horizontal crease only seen in fluid, Very Fine appearance of this popular high-value, Scott $5,000.00, SG £3,500

E. 750-1,000
900
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 8, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Bright Orange on Bluish Paper, "Specimen" Overprint (93aS; SG 137s; SG Specialised J128t), GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Bright Orange on Bluish Paper, "Specimen" Overprint (93aS; SG 137s; SG Specialised J128t)GREAT BRITAIN, 1882, £5 Bright Orange on Bluish Paper, "Specimen" Overprint (93aS; SG 137s; SG Specialised J128t). Plate 1, lettered A-J, "Specimen" Ty. 9, original gum, small h.r., fresh color on deeply blued paper, Fine and scarce, with 2013 Sismondo certificate, SG £3,000

E. 750-1,000
900
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 9, 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 N-A, neat "Weston, Herts DE 4 91" circular datestamps and "C.H.B. G.P.O." boxed handstamp, light crayon marks, Very Fine, Scott $3,000.00, SG £3,000

E. 400-500
350
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 10, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1888, £1 Brown Violet (123; SG 186), GREAT BRITAIN, 1888, £1 Brown Violet (123; SG 186)GREAT BRITAIN, 1888, £1 Brown Violet (123; SG 186). Rich color, choice centering, couple faults incl. creases, appears Very Fine, Scott $4,400.00, SG £4,500

E. 500-750
600
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 11, Great BritainGREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 1sh Carmine Rose & Green Govt. Parcels Official (O43; SG O78), GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 1sh Carmine Rose & Green Govt. Parcels Official (O43; SG O78)GREAT BRITAIN, 1902, 1sh Carmine Rose & Green Govt. Parcels Official (O43; SG O78). Block of four with selvage at bottom, slightly toned original gum, top pair lightly hinged, bottom pair Mint N.H., rich colors, Very Fine and scarce multiple, with 2019 B.P.A. certificate, catalogued as singles, Scott $5,400.00, SG £5,400

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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Great Britain Offices Abroad Unused Collection. In mounts in an album, includes Offices in Morocco, Turkey (Levant), and the WWII Offices in the Middle East, high degree of completion for the major Scott numbers, including Offices in Turkey 1906 Beyrout provisional (Brandon certificate "toned and thinned" - though thinning is almost imperceptible), several varieties, mostly from the Morocco Agencies, with inverted "V" for "A", broad top to "M", hyphen between "nc", and others, a few positional blocks and one cover, majority Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
2,300
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