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LATEST ADDITIONS:

NEW STAMPS

 
1840 1d Grey-Black Plate 1a 'CJ' 1840 1d Black Plate 1b 'IJ' 1840 1d Grey-Black Plate 3 'CH' 1840 1d Black/1841 1d Red Plate 2 'LE' Matched pair 1840 1d Black Plate 4 'OK' 1840 1d Intense Black Plate 6 'LG' 1840 1d Black Plate 7 'NE'
B:908
1840 1d Grey-Black
Plate 1a 'CJ'
VERY FINE
175.00
B:902
1840 1d Black
Plate 1b 'IJ'
CONSTANT
VARIETY,
SUPERB
195.00
B:885
1840 1d Grey-Black
Plate 3 'CH'
SCARCER PLATE
HUGE MARGINS
195.00
B:879
1840 1d Black/1841 1d Red-brown
Plate 2 'LE'
CONSTANT VARIETY
SCARCE MATCHED PAIR
300.00
B:903
1840 1d Black
Plate 4 'OK'
HGL VALUE
SUPERB
165.00
B:906
1840 1d Intense Black
Plate 6 'LG'
STATE 1
165.00
B:901
1840 1d Black
Plate 7 'NE'
HUGE MARGINS
SUPERB
225.00
 
1840 1d Grey-Black Plate 10 'RC' 1840 2d Steel Blue Plate 1 'DK' 1840 2d Blue Plate 1 'FD' 1840 1d Black/1841 1d Red Plate 9 'GE' States 1 & 2 Matched pair 1840 2d Deep Blue Plate 2 'KB' 1840 2d Deep Blue Plate 2 'QC' 1841 1d Red Plate 9 'HG' No.9 in MX
B:897
1840 1d Grey-Black
Plate 10 'RC'
VERY SCARCE
PLATE, CONSTANT
VARIETY,
'P' CONVERTED
TO 'R'
365.00
BL:1425
1840 2d Steel Blue
Plate 1 'DK'
SCARCE SHADE,
BASAL SHIFT,
'TWO' FLAWS
SOLD
BL:1426
1840 2d Blue
Plate 1 'FD'
LARGE MARGINS
SCARCE
200.00
B:895
1840 1d Black/1d Red-brown
Plate 9 'GE'
MATCHED PAIR
1d RED SCARCE STATE II
325.00
BL:1424
1840 2d Deep Blue
Plate 2 'KB'
SCARCER PLATE
AND SHADE,
HGL VALUE
325.00
BL:1429
1840 2d Deep Blue
Plate 2 'QC'
SCARCER PLATE
AND SHADE,
HUGE MARGINS
325.00
RM:3555
1841 1d Red
'Black' Plate 9 'HG'
SCARCE NO.9 IN
MALTESE CROSS
150.00
 
1841 1d Red Plate 12 'TI' Leeds MX 1841 1d Red Plate 13 'DB' 1841 1d Deep Red-brown Plate 13 'SG' 1841 1d Red Plate 9 'JL' Leeds MX 1841 1d Red Plate 20 'LD' Greenock MX 1841 2d Blue Plate 3 'KE' No.12 in MX 1841 1d Red Plate 26 'HK' Norwich MX
RM:3776
1841 1d Red
Plate 12 'TI'
SCARCER PLATE,
LEEDS 'SPECIAL
MALTESE CROSS
125.00
RM:3661
1841 1d Red
Plate 13 'DB'
SCARCE PLATE,
DOUBLE
LETTER 'D'
35.00
RM:3749
1841 1d Deep
Red-brown

SG10 Plate 13 'SG'
SCARCE PLATE
48.50
RM:3705
1841 1d Red
'Black' Plate 9 'JL'
DOUBLE 'L',
LEEDS 'SPECIAL'
MALTESE CROSS
280.00
RM:3623
1841 1d Red
Plate 20 'LD'
GREENOCK MX
65.00
BL:1518
1841 2d Blue
Plate 3 'KE'
HGL VALUE,
VGL NE,
SCARCE
NO.12 IN MX
SUPERB
185.00
RM:3765
1841 1d Red
Plate 26 'HK'
NORWICH MX
120.00
 
1841 1d Red Plate 28 'HB' Re-entry 1841 2d Blue Plate 3 'SB' 1841 1d Red Plate 30 'KB' DUBLIN II MX 1841 2d Blue Plate 3 'CD-CF' 1841 1d Red Plate 38 'EA' NO.10 IN MX 1851 1d Red Plate 121 'KB' Mint 1853 1d Red Plate 175 'DJ'
RM:3760
1841 1d Red
Plate 28 'HB'
MAJOR
RE-ENTRY
45.00
BL:1498
1841 2d Blue
Plate 3 'SB'
VGL NE,
SCARCER
BLACK MX,
RPS CERT,
SUPERB
95.00
RM:3760
1841 1d Red
Plate 30 'KB'
SCARCE
DUBLIN II MX,
SCARCE
PLATE
40.00
BL:1428
1841 2d Blue
Plate 3 'CD-CF'
SCARCE STRIP
SCARCE MALTESE CROSS CANCELS
VGL NE 'CF'
SUPERB
250.00
RM:3763
1841 1d Red
Plate 38 'EA'
SCARCE
NO.10 IN MX,
TRANSITIONAL
PLATE
75.00
Ri:5650
1851 1d Red
Plate 121 'KB'
SCARCE MOUNTED
MINT, WITH
GOOD GUM
125.00
Ri:5622
1853 1d Red
Plate 175 'DJ'
RARE PLATE
CONSTANT
VARIETY
Ex STATHAM
265.00
 
1854 1d Red C1 Plate 192 'GL' Imprimatur 1854 2d Pale Blue SG20 Plate 4 'HA' 1854 1d Plum C1(4) Plate 202 'DB' 1853 1d Red B2 Plate 163 'GD-HE' BLOCK 1855 1d Red C2 Plate 200 'LF' 1855 2d Blue SG20a Plate 5 'NB' 1855 1d Orange-brown C2(5) Plate 203 'LB'
RP:C1:12444
1854 1d Red-brown
C1 Plate 192 'GL'

RARE IMPRIMATUR
Ex STATHAM
SOLD
BL:1432
1854 2d Pale Blue
SG20 Plate 4 'HA'
UNUSUALLY
FINE
32.50
RP:C1:12446
1854 1d Plum
C1(4) Plate
202 'DB'

RARE SHADE
185.00
Ri:B2:5649
1853 1d Red B2
Plate 163 'GD-HE'
RARE BLOCK
FOUR MARGINS,
SMALL FAULT
85.00
RP:C2:12215
1855 1d Red C2
Plate 200 'LF'
SCARCE PLATE
CONSTANT VARIETIES
75.00
BL:1433
1855 2d Blue
SG20a Plate 5 'NB'
SCARCE ISSUE
85.00
RP:C2:12212
1855 1d Orange-
brown C2(5)
Plate 203 'LB'
RARE SHADE
SCARCER PLATE
CONSTANT VARIETY
125.00
 
1855 1d Red C3 Plate 2 'AD' Imprimatur 1855 2d Blue SG23a Plate 5 'QI' 1855 1d Yellow-brown C6(2) Plate 8 'OA' CDS 1855 1d Red C3 Plate 13 'NE-NF' PAIR 1855 1d Red C6 Plate 18 'KI' 1855 2d Blue SG27 Plate 5 'RG' 1855 1d Red C6 Plate 20 'OG'
RP:C3:12445
1855 1d Red C3
Plate 2 'AD'
RARE IMPRIMATUR
Ex STATHAM
325.00
BL:1434
1855 2d Blue
SG23a Plate 5 'QI'
SCARCE ISSUE
85.00
RP:C6:12320
1855 1d Yellow-
brown C6(2)
Plate 10 'OA'
DIFFICULT SHADE,
CARDIFF CDS
SCARCE CANCEL
27 APRIL 1856
20.00
RP:C3:11827
1855 1d Red C3
Plate 13 'NE-NF'
SCARCE PLATE
HORIZONTAL PAIR
LIVERPOOL SPOON
29 JUNE 1855
165.00
RP:C6:11722
1855 1d Red C6
Plate 18 'KI'
VERY SCARCE
PLATE
45.00
BL:1431
1855 2d Blue
SG27 Plate 5 'RG'
VERY SCARCE
ISSUE
85.00
RP:C6:12317
1855 1d Red C6
Plate 20 'OG'
SCARCE PLATE
CONSTANT
VARIETY
27.50
 
1856 1d Deep Claret C8(6) Plate 31 'ND' 1855 2d Blue SG34 Plate 5 'LG' 1856 1d Orange-red C8(7) Plate 32 'SA' 1855 1d Red C8 Plate 22 'II-IJ' 1857 1d Orange-Brown C9(1) Plate 40 'ED' 1857 2d Blue SG35 Plate 6 'II' 1857 1d Orange-brown C9(1) Plate 40 'OI'
RP:C8:12266
1856 1d Deep
Claret on Very
Blue Paper
C8(6) Plate 31 'ND'
RARE SHADE
IVORY HEAD
CONSTANT VARIETY
SOLD
BL:1442
1855 2d Blue
SG34 Plate 5 'LG'
RARE CANCEL
25.00
RP:C8:12293
1856 1d Orange-
red C8(7)
Plate 32 'SA'
SCARCE SHADE
30.00
RP:C8:12306
1856 1d Red C8
Plate 22 'II-IJ'
RARE PLATE
CONSTANT VARIETY
DATED PIECE OF
11 JUNE 1856
GLASGOW 'MADELEINE
SMITH' CANCEL
MIKE WILLIAMS
CERTIFICATE
450.00
RP:C9:11685
1857 1d Orange-
brown C9(1)
Plate 40 'ED'
RARE PLATE
SCARCE SHADE
MIKE WILLIAMS
CERTIFICATE
95.00
BL:1448
1857 2d Blue
SG35 Plate 6 'II'
SUPERB
22.50
RP:C9:12489
1857 1d Orange-
brown C9(1)
Plate 40 'OI'
RARE PLATE
SCARCE SHADE
CONSTANT
VARIETY
125.00
 
1857 1d Pale Rose C9(4) Plate 49 'EC' 1863 1d Pale Rose-pink C10(6) Plate 48 'HG' 1862 1d Rose-red C13 Plate R16 'OA' Unused 1855 2d Blue SG23a/20a/34 Plate 5 'RE' 1847 10d Brown Embossed 1855 4d Deep Carmine SG62a 1856 1s Deep Green SG71 Plate 1
RP:C9:11812
1857 1d Pale Rose
C9(4) Plate 49 'EC'
RARE PLATE,
CONSTANT
VARIETY
110.00
RP:C10:12137
1863 1d Pale
Rose-pink C10(6)
Plate 48 'HG'
SCARCER
SHADE,
CONSTANT
VARIETY
13.50
RP:C13:12005
1862 1d Rose-red
C13 Plate R16 'OA'
FINE UNUSED
(NO GUM)
45.00
BL:1410
1855 2d Blue SG23a/20a/34
Plate 5 'RE'
RARE MATCHED TRIO
195.00
Misc:QV:893
1847 10d Brown
Embossed SG57
VERY FINE, SCARCE
325.00
Misc:QV:921
1855 4d Deep
Carmine SG62a
ON SLIGHTLY
BLUE PAPER
VERY SCARCE
95.00
Misc:QV:918
1856 1s Deep Green
SG71 Plate 1
VERY SCARCE
135.00
 
1856 1s Pale Green SG73 Plate 1 1867 10d Pale Red-brown SG113 Plate 1 'SB' 1876 4d Vermilion SG152 Plate 15 'OJ' 1884 1 Brown-lilac SG185 'LA' 1874 5s Pale Rose SG127 Plate 2 'BC' 1878 1 Brown-lilac SG129 Plate 1 'HD' 1884 10s Pale Ultramarine SG183a 'BG'
Misc:QV:933
1856 1s Pale Green
SG73 Plate 1
SCARCE
85.00
Misc:QV:916
1867 10d Pale
Red-brown
SG113/Z72
Plate 1 'SB'
'A26' MALTA
USED ABROAD
FINE & SCARCE
100.00
Misc:QV:908
1876 4d Vermilion
SG152/Z11
Plate 15 'OJ'
'C51' ST THOMAS
(WEST INDIES)
USED ABROAD
FINE & SCARCE
100.00
Misc:QV:879
1884 1 Brown-lilac
SG185 'LA'
VERY FINE & RARE
795.00
Misc:QV:875
1874 5s Pale Rose
SG127 Plate 2 'BC'
FINE & VERY
SCARCE
325.00
Misc:QV:878
1878 1 Brown-lilac
SG129 Plate 1 'HD'
FINE & RARE
1000.00
Misc:QV:884
1884 10s Pale
Ultramarine
SG183a 'BG'
VERY FINE
& SCARCE
165.00

 

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NEW COVERS AND POSTAL HISTORY STOCK

LATEST ADDITIONS:

NEW COVERS AND POSTAL HISTORY
 
1840 1d Black Plate 2 'GJ,JL' 1840 1d Black Plate 4 'QI' Ruby MX 1840 1d Black Plate 6 'SJ' 1840 1d Black Plate 10 'EB'
C:B:1430
1840 1d Black
Plate 2 'GJ,JL'
TWO SINGLES
JEDBURGH TO MELROSE,
8 AUGUST 1840
NO RAY FLAWS
425.00
C:B:1437
1840 1d Black
Plate 4 'QI'
ABERDEEN TO MUIR OF
RHYNIE, 13 NOVEMBER 1840,
CANCELLED RARE ABERDEEN
RUBY MALTESE CROSS
(MIKE JACKSON CERTIFICATE),
BASAL SHIFT
1750.00
C:B:1522
1840 1d Black
Plate 6 'SJ'
MANCHESTER TO BOLTON,
3 SEPTEMBER 1840
LARGE MARGINS
285.00
C:B:1435
1840 1d Black
Plate 10 'EB'
RARE PLATE ON COVER
HUDDERSFIELD TO LONDON,
1 APRIL 1841
1250.00
1841 1d Red Plate 14 'QB' 1841 1d Deep Red-brown Plate 15 'KL' 1842 1d Red Plate 25 'PE' Manchester NMX 1841 2d Blue ES11f,i Plate 3 'HH-HJ'
C:RM:1481
1841 1d Red-brown
Plate 14 'QB'
BARROW UPON HUMBER
to BRIGG 21 DECEMBER 1841
SCARCE BARROW UDC
MAJOR BASAL SHIFT
65.00
C:RM:1519
1841 1d Deep Red-brown
Plate 15 'KL'
London to Nottingham
28 SEPTEMBER 1841

SCARCER PLATE AND SHADE
30.00
C:RM:1507
1842 1d Red-brown
Plate 25 'PE'
Manchester to Dundee
26 SEPTEMBER 1842
EARLY USE OF SCARCE
MANCHESTER TYPE II MX
(ROCKOFF & JACKSON p.194)
40.00
C:BL:1478
1841 2d Blue ES11f,i Plate 3 'HH-HJ'

LONDON to NEWPORT (Mon.)
2 JANUARY 1845,
'HH': VGL NE, 'HJ': 'J' FLAW
VERY SCARCE MULTIPLE ON COVER
225.00
 
1843 1d Red Plate 38 'TB' 1845 1d Red Plate 63 'GB,IL' 1846 1d Red Plate 71 'RH' 1851 1d Red Plate 117 'RE'
C:Ri:1511
1843 1d Red-brown
Plate 38 'TB'
Leeds local wrapper of
13 JUNE 1844,
SCARCE STANNINGLEY UDC
SCARCE TRANSITIONAL PLATE
STATE 1, BASAL SHIFT
22.50
C:Ri:1495
1845 1d Red-brown
Plate 63 'GB,IL'
London to Carlisle
24 NOVEMBER 1845

STRAIGHT-LINE 'CLERKENWELL
GREEN' LONDON LOCAL
'LATE FEE' USE?
BASAL SHIFT 'GB',
CONSTANT VARIETY 'IL'
25.00
C:Ri:1510
1846 1d Red-brown
Plate 71 'RH'
THETFORD to BIGGLESWADE
4 MARCH 1847
'POTTON PENNY POST'
DOUBLE 'H', BASAL SHIFT
SUPERB
25.00
C:Ri:1494
1851 1d Red-brown
Plate 117 'RE'

LEEDS to THIRSK
19 APRIL 1852
SCARCE PLATE
25.00
 
1855 1d Red C2 Plate 194 'HB' 1855 1d Red C4(3)va Plate 7 'IG-IH' 1855 1d Red C5 Plate 1 'KI' 1855 1d Red C5 Plate 8 'EK'
C:C2:1485
1855 1d Red-brown
C2 Plate 194 'HB'

Shirley (Hants) via
Southampton to Godalming

3 MAY 1855
VERY SCARCE PLATE
135.00
C:C4:1467
1855 1d Brick-red
C4(3)va Plate 7 'IG-IH'

Liverpool-Daventry
10 MAY 1855
CANCELLED WITH LIVERPOOL
SPOONS, TYPE A15, CODE X
50.00
C:C5:1520
1855 1d Red-brown
C5 Plate 1 'KI',
Taliesin (Wales) to London
via Shrewsbury,
17 SEPTEMBER 1855
TALIESIN UDC,
SHREWSBURY SPOON
SCARCE ISSUE ON COVER
72.50
C:C5:1469
1855 1d Red-brown
C5 Plate 8 'EK',
Leeds to London
17 MARCH 1856
SCARCE ISSUE ON COVER
65.00
 
1857 1d Pale Rose C9(4) Plate 36 'SJ,TI' 1857 1d Rose-red C10 Plate R17 'RD' 1858 2d Deep Blue SG36a Plate 6 'ML' 1858 1d Rose-red C11 Plate 55 'FK'
C:C9:1518
1857 1d Pale Rose
C9(4) Plate 36 'SJ,TI'
London to Halifax 8 May 1857,
Savoy Street Transitional,
Straight-line 'BLOOMSBURY'
London local on obverse
FINE & SCARCE
65.00
C:C10:1498
1857 1d Rose-red
C10 Plate R17 'RD',
London local (front only),
8 OCTOBER 1863
SCARCER PLATE,
SCARCE CANCEL
12.50
C:BL:1473
1858 2d Deep Blue
SG36a Spec F8 Plate 6 'ML',
London to Huntingdon
1 APRIL 1858
RARE ISSUE ON COVER
125.00
C:C11:1479
1858 1d Rose-red
C11 Plate 55 'FK',
Buckie to Lossiemouth, via Elgin,
12 JULY 1858
SCARCE ISSUE ON COVER,
CONSTANT VARIETY
45.00
 

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