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  • Penny Black Stamp

    1840 Penny Black (GB) Plate 3 SUPERB four margin Tiny Envelope Contrary to Regulations. Tiny Envelope posted on Monday the 31st of August 1840 in Liverpool to Regents Park London. Penny Black Plate 3 placed on the bottom left of the entire Post Office regulations says the stamp must be on the top right corner. This envelope written by Edwin Atherstones to his daughter Mary Elizabeth who went on to publish and edit a distinguished book named "The Dramatic works of Edwin Atherstone". Edwin Atherstone was a poet but also supported his family by dealing in Art. He was born in Nottingham in 1788 and was one of 15 children. He is described by his daughter Mary as a man of most honourable noble mind and heart. Atherstone was friend to the great John Martin who has been referred to as the most popular painter of his day. Martin supplied art for Atherstones work such as the fall of the Nineveh of which is now part of the British Museum's collection and the famous poem "A Midsummers Day Dream". Atherstone was in the same literary circle as the likes of John Hunt and William Godwin (the father of Mary Shelley). Thus, subsequently their work was part of the Romantic Movement which marked an era of change for England. A stunning piece of philatelic history.

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  • Aden 1937 Cover
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    Aden 1937 (1 APR) registered 'J. Stephen' cover, SG10/12

    £850.00

    Aden 1937 (1 APR) registered 'J. Stephen' cover, SG10/12, from ADEN CAMP to Isle of Man, bearing Dhow 2r, 5r, 10r, tied with individual very fine strikes of circular date stamps on first day of issue, with blue/white registration label at lower left. The 2r with trivial soiling from cancel but most attractive and scarce. 

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  • Aden 1949 Royal Silver Wedding 1½a and 10r SG30/1
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    Aden 1949 Royal Silver Wedding 1½a and 10r SG30/1

    £160.00

    Aden 1949 Royal Silver Wedding 1½a and 10r, in lower marginal blocks of 4, the 10r with imprint, unmounted original gum. Unmounted Mint. SG30/1

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  • Australia 4d carmine
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    Australia 1912-23 4d carmine and pale yellow-green SGD83b

    £110.00

    Australia 1912-23 4d carmine and pale yellow-green, perforation 14, watermark w11,fresh unmounted original gum. Scarce thus. Dues. SG D83b

  • Australia 1915 5s grey and yellow SG30
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    Australia 1915 5s grey and yellow SG30

    £295.00

    Australia 1915 5s grey and yellow, watermark 5, lightly cancelled by two part strikes of 'WHIM CR(EEK)' circular date stamps with excellent perforations and centring. Scarce so fine. Used. SG 30

  • Australia 1915 5s grey and yellow SG30w
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    Australia 1915 5s grey and yellow SG30w

    £1,300.00

    Australia 1915 5s grey and yellow, watermark 5, variety watermark inverted, large part original gum, with lovely fresh colour and perforations and centring far above average. The watermark variety easily detectable from the face. Scarce so fine. Mint. SG 30w

  • Australia 2d golden scarlet
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    Australia 1926-30 2d golden scarlet (die III), SG99ab

    £1,300.00

    Australia 1926-30 2d golden scarlet (die III), SG99ab, perforation 13½ x 12½, error 'No watermark'. Brilliant quality with original gum. From a sheet discovered in July 1931, which was partly without watermark as a result of defective manufacture. Very scarce. Accompanied by a British Philatelic Association (BPA) certificate (2003).

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  • Australia 1929-30 £2 black and rose SG114
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    Australia 1929-30 £2 black and rose SG114

    £4,250.00

    Australia 1929-30 £2 black and rose, watermark 7, very fresh and well-centred, large part original gum. A most attractive example of this key high value. Mint. SG 114

  • Australia 1931-36 10s grey and pink SG136
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    Australia 1931-36 10s grey and pink SG136

    £425.00

    Australia 1931-36 10s grey and pink, watermark 15, very fine large part original gum. Mint. SG 136

  • Australia 1932 'Sydney Harbour Bridge' 5s SG143
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    Australia 1932 'Sydney Harbour Bridge' 5s SG143

    £200.00

    Australia 1932 'Sydney Harbour Bridge' 5s, fine cancelled-to-order. Used. SG 143

  • Bahamas 1919 3d black and brown SG105x
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    Bahamas 1919 3d black and brown SG105x

    £75.00

    Bahamas 1919 3d black and brown, type 15 'WAR TAX' overprint, variety watermark reversed, lower marginal, fine original gum. Unmounted Mint. SG 105x

  • Bahamas 1954-63 set of 16 to £1 SG201/16
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    Bahamas 1954-63 set of 16 to £1 SG201/16

    £100.00

    Bahamas 1954-63 set of 16 to £1, blocks of 4, fine used with central 'NASSAU' circular date stamps, dated '21 MAR 61'. Attractive. Used. SG 201/16

  • Bahrain 1948 Royal Silver Wedding 15r on £1 blue SG62
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    Bahrain 1948 Royal Silver Wedding 15r on £1 blue SG62

    £170.00

    Bahrain 1948 Royal Silver Wedding 15r on £1 blue, lower left corner cylinder number '1.' block of 4, unmounted original gum. Unmounted Mint. SG 62

  • Barbados 1874 Britannia 4d imperforate plate proof in black on wove SG68
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    Barbados 1874 Britannia 4d imperforate plate proof in black on wove, marginal from top of sheet with large margins.
    Printed by Perkins Bacon, although the issued stamps from this plate were only printed by DLR. Proof. SG 68
  • Barbados 1897-98 Jubilee 2s6d blue-black and orange SG124
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    Barbados 1897-98 Jubilee 2s6d blue-black and orange SG124

    £200.00

    Barbados 1897-98 Jubilee 2s6d blue-black and orange, lower right corner horizontal pair with plate number, brilliant original gum. Right stamp with trivial wrinkle but a scarce and lovely item. Unmounted Mint. SG 124

  • Barbados 1916-19 3s deep violet SG191y
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    Barbados 1916-19 3s deep violet SG191y

    £1,700.00

    Barbados 1916-19 3s deep violet, type 14, variety WATERMARK INVERTED AND REVERSED, fresh and fine, large part original gum. A rarity. Mint. SG 191y

  • Basutoland 1948 Royal Silver Wedding

    Basutoland 1948 Royal Silver Wedding set in blocks of 4, the low value lower right corner with plate number, the high value with imprint, unmounted original gum. Unmounted Mint. SG 36/7

  • Batum 1920 (12 Jan) 50r
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    Batum 1920 (12 Jan) 50r on 3k carmine-red, SG24

    £1,600.00

    Batum British Occupation 1920 (12 Jan) 50r on 3k carmine-red, SG24, type 4 surcharge, fine used with part circular date stamp. One of the key rarities of Batum with only 200 being issued. Used examples are rarer than mint. Accompanied by a 2004 British Philatelic Association (BPA) Certificate of Authenticity.

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  • Batum British Occupation 1920 (12 Jan) 50r on 5k brown-lilac, SG26

    Batum British Occupation 1920 (12 Jan) 50r on 5k brown-lilac, SG26, type 4 surcharge, fine used with part circular date stamp. Only 300 issued, and scarcer in used condition. Accompanied by a British Philatelic Association certificate of Authenticity (2004).

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  • Bermuda 1924-32 2s6d Stamp
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    Bermuda 1924-32 2s6d black and red/blue SG89g

    £195.00

    Bermuda 1924-32 2s6d black and red/blue, Script watermark, horizontal pair from lower left corner of sheet with plate number (R5/1-2), very fine original gum. A scarce and most attractive positional piece. Unmounted Mint. SG 89g

  • Bermuda 1924-32 Script watermark 2s6d grey-black and pale orange-vermilion/grey-blue SG89h

    Bermuda 1924-32 Script watermark 2s6d grey-black and pale orange-vermilion/grey-blue, from March 1930 printing, very fine original gum. A lovely example of this rare and distinctive shade. Accompanied with British Philatelic Association certificate (2016). Unmounted Mint. SG 89h

  • SG118b/bd/be

    Bermuda 1938-53 5s dull yellow-green and red/yellow, SG118b/bd/be perforation 14¼ LINE, lower right corner block of 4 with plate number, showing varieties 'Broken top right scroll' (R5/11) and 'Broken lower right scroll' (R5/12) on lower pair with original gum, (varieties unmounted).

    Typical lightly toned gum but a rare and attractive positional multiple. Only 200 sheets printed, with a high degree of postal usage.

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  • British Antarctic Territory 1971 Decimal currency 50p on 10s ultramarine and emerald SG37w

    British Antarctic Territory 1971 Decimal currency 50p on 10s ultramarine and emerald, WATERMARK INVERTED, unmounted original gum. scarce Unmounted Mint. SG 37w

  • British Guiana 1850-51
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    British Guiana 1850-51 "Cotton Reel" 12c. Blue, Used SG5

    £65,000.00

    British Guiana 1850-51 ‘Cotton Reel’. 12 Cents Black on Blue Wove Paper SG5. A superb used cut square example initialled ‘EDW’ (ight) with Demerara 29.4.51 circular date stamp. Probably the finest example in existence. Accompanied by certificates of authenticity from the British Philatelic Association (BPA) and Peter Holcombe.
  • British Guiana 1850-51 12c black and indigo
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    British Guiana 1850-51 12c black and indigo "Cottonreel"

    £25,000.00

    British Guiana 1850-51 12c black and indigo "Cottonreel", type 'C' with thin frame, SG6. Indistinct MS initials, cut square with clear margins except frameline barely touched by "GU" of "GUIANA", neatly cancelled by large part "BERBICE" circular date stamp dated "DEC 6 1851".

    Typical paper blemishes characteristic of the coarse "sugar" paper (tiny pinholes and insignificant traces of thinning) but much above average for this classic rarity, whose primitive charm is best appreciated in strong sunlight. Accompanied with a clear Friedl certificate (1979) as Scott 5b. The SG catalogue price is £45,000. A rare opportunity to own what is of the world's great stamp rarities.

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  • British Guiana 1863-76 12c lilac SG113
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    British Guiana 1863-76 12c lilac SG113

    £795.00

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    British Guiana 1863-76 12c lilac, perf 15, brilliant large part original gum. Extremely scarce in this lovely condition, and showing letters of papermaker's watermark. Mint. SG 113

  • British Guiana 1913-21 48c grey and purple-brown SG266
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    British Guiana 1913-21 48c grey and purple-brown SG266

    £130.00

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    British Guiana 1913-21 48c grey and purple-brown, watermark MCA, upper left corner block of 4 with plate number '1', very fine unmounted original gum. Pencil endorsement '1915' in left margin. Scarce. Unmounted Mint. SG 266

  • British Virgin Islands 1883 (28 Feb) colour scheme proofs
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    British Virgin Islands 1883 (28 Feb) colour scheme proofs

    £3,950.00

    British Virgin Islands 1883 (28 Feb) colour scheme proofs (160 x 215mm, headed "Appendix" in miniature sheet and with handstamped date at upper right) submitted by De La Rue to the Crown Agents in response to an order for a new ½d value. The problem was that the current 1d keyplate was already in emerald-green (SG24), although "green" was now the international colour for a ½d stamp.

    To illustrate this, De La Rue affixed the current 1d (SG24) and 2½d (SG25) in the upper line, and IMPERFORATE ½d colour trials, watermark CA, in blue, carmine and green, below each item handstamped "CANCELLED" (type D7). In the event, the first printing of the ½d was in yellow, but the universal colours were adopted for the  ½d (green), 1d (carmine) and 2½d (blue) later in 1883-84. A unique and beautiful document with fantastic provenance, ex. J.L. Fredrick and De La Rue archives (The De La Rue Collection p.6506). 

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  • Bushire 1915 (Sept) Coronation 10ch brown and deep green, SG21

    Bushire 1915 (Sept) Coronation 10ch brown and deep green, SG21. Very fine used example with part '13 X 15' circular date stamp. Only 66 issued. Accompanied by a Royal Philatelic Society certificate of Authenticity (1978). 

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  • Canada 1852-57 6d slate-violet on handmade wove SG9
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    Canada 1852-57 6d slate-violet on handmade wove SG9

    £5,500.00

    Canada 1852-57 6d slate-violet on handmade wove, three good to large margins but cut close (clear of inner frameline) at top, fresh UNUSED. Minor thin spot on reverse, but a very collectible example of this exceptionally rare stamp. Greene certificate (2002) as Scott 5. (SG catalogue price: £45,000) Unmounted Mint. SG 9

  • Canada 1897 Jubilee $1 lake SG136
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    Canada 1897 Jubilee $1 lake SG136

    £495.00

    Canada 1897 Jubilee $1 lake, original gum. Trivial gum wrinkles and disturbances mentioned for accuracy but superb appearance with lovely colour and exceptional centring. Very scarce thus. Unmounted Mint. SG 136

  • Canada 1897 Jubilee $5 olive-green SG140
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    Canada 1897 Jubilee $5 olive-green SG140

    £1,400.00

    Canada 1897 Jubilee $5 olive-green, fresh and well-centred, large part original gum. Seldom seen in such fine condition. Mint. SG 140

  • Canada 1928-29 1c orange, 2c green, 5c violet, SG275/9var
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    Canada 1928-29 1c orange, 2c green, 5c violet, SG275/9var

    £3,250.00

    Canada 1928-29 1c orange, 2c green, 5c violet, SG275/9var, in matching imperforate blocks of 12 comprising two booklet panes of 6 (3x2) arranged tete-beche with narrow 4-5mm gutter between. Very fine with original gum, (trace of hingeing at centre of each block only). Spectacular and rare in this form.

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  • Canada: Airmail first flights Canada/Belgium 1938
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    Canada: Airmail first flights Canada/Belgium 1938

    £125.00

    Three maiden flight airmail letters for first flights in Canada, first official flight from Belgium.

    1. Canada Air Mail, first flight Vancouver – Quesnel, First Narrows Bridge (Canada 1938 6c blue 15.6.38 fine used, SG371
    2. 2. Canada Air Mail, first flight Vancouver - Quesnel, First Narrows Bridge (Canada 1938 6c blue 15.6.38 fine used on cover, SG371 & Belgium 1938 35c + 5c green, Church of Koekelberg 1.6.38 fine used on cover, Michel472)
    3. Canada Air Mail, first flight Vancouver – Fort St. John, Brockton Point (Canada 1938 6c blue 15.6.38 fine used on cover, SG371 & Belgium 1938 35c + 5c green, Church of Koekelberg 1.6.38 fine used on cover, Michel472)
    4. Trans Canada Air Mail, first flight Winnipeg – Ottawa, Discovery of the West (Canada 1938 6c blue 15.6.38 fine used on cover, SG371 & Belgium 1938 40c + 5c brown, Prince Albert series 10.12.38 fine used on cover, Michel491)

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  • Cayman Islands 1932 Centenary short set of 7 to 3d in imprint blocks of 4 SG84/90

    Cayman Islands 1932 Centenary short set of 7 to 3d in imprint blocks of 4, fresh unmounted original gum. Very fine and most attractive. Unmounted Mint. SG 84/90

  • Ceylon 1862 5d lake-brown SG40
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    Ceylon 1862 5d lake-brown SG40

    £1,800.00

    Ceylon 1862 5d lake-brown, no watermark, perf 13, fresh and well-centred, large part original gum. A rarity in such fine condition, with lovely colour. Accompanied with British Philatelic Association certificate (1996). Mint. SG 40