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Sale 1226 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 29 September-1 October, 2020

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Category — Great Britain - Prestamp thru 1840 Penny Black and 2p Blue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1001
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1001, Great Britain - Prestamp thru 1840 Penny Black and 2p BlueGREAT BRITAIN, 1580 Corsini Correspondence Folded Letter from Rouen (France) to London, GREAT BRITAIN, 1580 Corsini Correspondence Folded Letter from Rouen (France) to LondonGREAT BRITAIN, 1580 Corsini Correspondence Folded Letter from Rouen (France) to London. Datelined 1580 and addressed to Filippo Corsini in London, letter written by Pierre Goudot, rated -1/2d for Stranger Post for local delivery, Very Fine, the Corsini family is a famous Florentine family with Filippo known for his well organized private postal service in Europe

E. 400-500
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1002
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1002, Great Britain - Prestamp thru 1840 Penny Black and 2p Blue, GREAT BRITAIN, 1642 "A Exact and True Relation of the Battell Fought on Saturday last at Acton" Booklet. Original eight page news booklet dated Nov. 14, 1642 regarding the Battle of Acton (known as Battle of Turnham Green) that took place on Nov. 13, 1642, written by "Master Bourn an Officer under Colonell Hollis" (Denzil Holles, 1599-1680) who was a member of the Parliamentarians during the First English Civil War (1642-1646), removed from original covering, page edges with slightest trace of toning as to be expected with a document of this age, Very Fine, a remarkable first hand account of an early battle during the First English Civil War

E. 1,000-1,500
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1003
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1003, Great Britain - Prestamp thru 1840 Penny Black and 2p Blue, GREAT BRITAIN, 1657 "An Act for the Setling of the Postage of England, Scotland and Ireland". Original eight page document of the Act from Sept. 17, 1656 and printed in London by "Henry Hills and John Field, Printers to His Highness the Lord Protector", light overall soiling as would be expected but in far better condition than normally encountered

VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL PRINTED ACT BY PARLIAMENT FROM 1657 SETTING UP THE GENERAL POST OFFICE IN GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND. AN IMPORTANT PRE-PHILATELIC DOCUMENT FOR ANY POSTAL HISTORY COLLECTION.

This is the first act of Parliament that created the "Setling of one General Post Office, for the speedy Conveying, Carrying, and Re-carrying of Letters by Post, to, and from all Places within England, Scotland, and Ireland". The act also set out postage rates both within Great Britain and to major trading ports in Europe and even Constantinople.

E. 2,000-3,000
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1004
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1004, Great Britain - Prestamp thru 1840 Penny Black and 2p BlueGREAT 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 Q-B, original gum, large h.r., four large to full margins, certificate states soiled, which is very minor, Very Fine appearance, with 1974 R.P.S. certificate, Scott $12,500.00, SG £12,500

E. 1,000-1,500
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1005
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1005, Great Britain - Prestamp thru 1840 Penny Black and 2p BlueGREAT 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 A-K, part original gum, deep shade, three full to ample margins, just touches the frameline at bottom, light horizontal crease, Fine appearance, Scott $12,500.00, SG £12,500

E. 500-750
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1006
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1006, Great Britain - Prestamp thru 1840 Penny Black and 2p BlueGREAT 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 B-H, unused (no gum), three full margins, barely touching the frameline at bottom, rich shade, Fine, catalogued as original gum, Scott $12,500.00, SG £12,500

E. 500-750
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1007
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1007, Great Britain - Prestamp thru 1840 Penny Black and 2p BlueGREAT 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 A-B, part disturbed original gum, ample margins all around, strong color, slight toning, Fine and affordable example of an original-gum Penny Black, Scott $12,750.00, SG £13,000

E. 500-750
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1008
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1008, Great Britain - Prestamp thru 1840 Penny Black and 2p BlueGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Plate 5, lettered L-K, unused (regummed), large to full margins, deep intense shade, fresh and Very Fine, a scarce and attractive unused Penny Black, catalogued as original gum, Scott $12,500.00, SG £12,500

E. 750-1,000
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1009
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1009, Great Britain - Prestamp thru 1840 Penny Black and 2p BlueGREAT 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 A-H, unused (regummed), large to full margins, bold color on fresh paper, Very Fine and handsome unused example, catalogued as original gum, Scott $13,500.00, SG £13,500

E. 750-1,000
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1010, Great Britain - Prestamp thru 1840 Penny Black and 2p BlueGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Plate 8, lettered D-I, unused (no gum), large to ample margins all around, intense shade, Very Fine, a scarce plate in unused condition, catalogued as original gum, Scott $16,250.00, SG £16,500

E. 1,000-1,500
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1011
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1011, Great Britain - Prestamp thru 1840 Penny Black and 2p BlueGREAT 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 G-E, huge balanced margins including trace of adjoining stamp at left, red Maltese Cross cancel, intense impression, Extremely Fine Gem, signed Roumet, Scott $375.00, SG £375

E. 300-400
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1012
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1012, Great Britain - Prestamp thru 1840 Penny Black and 2p BlueGREAT 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 B-K, four full to ample margins, cancelled by "12" in center of Maltese Cross, stamp with small faults, Very Fine appearance, among the rarest cancellations found on a Penny Black, Scott $17,500.00, SG £15,000

E. 1,500-2,000
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1013
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1013, Great Britain - Prestamp thru 1840 Penny Black and 2p BlueGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS15uf), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS15uf)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS15uf). Plate 2, lettered Q-G, large to ample margins, near perfect strike of red Stonehaven Maltese Cross showing the distinctive double-lines, cancel ever so slightly repainted, Extremely Fine appearance, ex Beresford, with 2020 R.P.S. certificate, SG Specialised £4,500

E. 300-400
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1014
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1014, Great Britain - Prestamp thru 1840 Penny Black and 2p BlueGREAT 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 H-I, large balanced margins all around, sharp impression, Extremely Fine, signed Roumet and A. Brun, Scott $500.00, SG £500

E. 200-300
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1015
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1015, Great Britain - Prestamp thru 1840 Penny Black and 2p BlueGREAT 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 D-G, four full margins, tied by Manchester Maltese Cross (SG Specialised AS41ub) on large part of 1841 cover to Preston, Manchester backstamp, slightly reduced at left and part of backflap missing, Very Fine and a scarce cancel, with 1989 B.P.A. certificate, SG £4,500 on cover and £1,400 off cover

E. 500-750
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1016
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1016, Great Britain - Prestamp thru 1840 Penny Black and 2p BlueGREAT 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 L-F, balanced margins all around, lightly struck Maltese Cross cancel, Very Fine, Scott $375.00, SG £375

E. 150-200
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1017
 
GREAT BRITAIN, Penny Black Group. 30 used singles, pair (with R.P.S. certificate) and horizontal strip of four, each with either Red or Black Maltese Cross cancels, mixed condition overall, several with large to full margins, others touching on one or more sides, mostly Fine or better, Scott $14,700.00 (counting strip as strip of three and single)

E. 2,000-3,000
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1018
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1018, Great Britain - Prestamp thru 1840 Penny Black and 2p BlueGREAT 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 C-E to C-G, mostly large to full margins all around, deep rich shade, right stamp with the barest trace of a light bend, otherwise Extremely Fine strip, Scott $3,250.00, SG value as singles £2,925

E. 400-500
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1019
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1019, Great Britain - Prestamp thru 1840 Penny Black and 2p BlueGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG Specialised DS9), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG Specialised DS9)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 2p Blue (2; SG Specialised DS9). Block of four, Plate 2, lettered P-G to Q-H, large even margins on three sides, fourth margin at right clearing but close, deep rich color, very light and unobtrusive black Maltese Cross cancels, faint bend between top and bottom pair

VERY FINE. A RARE USED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1840 2-PENCE BLUE. IN FAR BETTER QUALITY THAN NORMALLY FOUND.

Ex Cooley and Gross. Scott $37,500.00. SG £32,000

E. 5,000-7,500
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