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Postage Stamps

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  • Falkland Islands 1938-50 Falkland Islands 5s blue and chestnut (first printing) SGZ86
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    Falkland Islands 1938-50 Falkland Islands 5s blue and chestnut (first printing), tied to piece by very fine strike of type. SG 3 "SOUTH GEORGIA" circular date stamp, dated "DE 1 38". Trace of perforation toning, but much scarcer than the more usual usage with violet type. SG 5 or 6 cds. (SG catalogue price: £225) Cancel. SG Z86

  • Fiji 1912-13 ½d green SG126y
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    Fiji 1912-13 ½d green SG126y

    £180.00

    Fiji 1912-13 ½d green, watermark MCA, variety watermark inverted and reversed, very fine original gum. Not previously handled by us. Unmounted Mint. SG 126y

  • Gambia 1935 Silver Jubilee 6d light blue and olive-green SG145/a

    Gambia 1935 Silver Jubilee 6d light blue and olive-green, lower left corner block of 4 from vignette plate '1', showing variety 'Extra flagstaff' on R9/1, brilliant original gum. Total printing only 787 sheets, probably from six vignette plates. Unmounted Mint. SG 145/a

  • Gibraltar 1903 8s dull purple and black/blue SG54
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    Gibraltar 1903 8s dull purple and black/blue SG54

    £170.00

    Gibraltar 1903 8s dull purple and black/blue, brilliant original gum. Very fine. Unmounted Mint. SG 54

  • Gibraltar 1918 ½d green, SG86a
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    Gibraltar 1918 ½d green, SG86a

    £900.00

    Gibraltar 1918 ½d green, type 12 'WAR TAX' overprint, error overprint double. Very fine unmounted mint example with full original gum and extremely rare in this condition.

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  • Gibraltar 1925 £5 violet and black, Unmounted Mint SG108
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    Gibraltar 1925 £5 violet and black, Unmounted Mint SG108

    £1,600.00

    Gibraltar 1925 £5 violet and black, SG108. A Superb Quality Unmounted Mint Example with full original gum of this attractive high value stamp.
  • Gibraltar 1925-32 5s carmine and black SG105
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    Gibraltar 1925-32 5s carmine and black SG105

    £120.00

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    Gibraltar 1925-32 5s carmine and black, upper left corner block of 4 with plate number, very fine unmounted original gum. Lovely. Unmounted Mint. SG 105

  • Gibraltar 1939 King George V 2d grey on cream P/S envelope SG128

    Gibraltar 1939 (4 JA) King George V 2d grey on cream P/S envelope (120 x 94mm), additionally franked by 1938-51 2s black and brown, marginal vertical pair, perforation 14, and sent registered to Isle of Wight, showing three strikes of oval date stamps, one of which ties registration label at upper left. Most unusual and attractive. Cover. SG 128

  • Gibraltar 1966 Angling 7d, error 'Black (value and inscription) omitted, SG191a

    Gibraltar 1966 Angling 7d, error 'Black (value and inscription) omitted', SG191a, unmounted with full original gum. Only one sheet of 60 existed. A stunning visual error. 

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  • Great Britain  1882 5s. Rose (Plate 4), Mint SG130
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    Great Britain 1882 5s. Rose (Plate 4), Mint SG130

    £40,000.00

    Great Britain 1882 5 shilling (Plate 4) On Blued Paper, SG130. A superb mint example of this very rare stamp. Exceptional Quality for this stamp. SG catalogue price is £42,000. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the British Philatelic Association (BPA).
  • Great Britain  1929 P.U.C £1 black on cover, SG438
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    Great Britain 1929 P.U.C £1 black on cover, SG438

    £1,550.00

    Great Britain 1929 P.U.C. £1 black, SG438. Very attractive and scarce used on cover example to Paris on May 31st 1929. Used Within The Month of Issue, thus desirable.         
  • Great Britain 1840 1d Black (V.R. Official), Cover SGV1
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    Great Britain 1840 1d Black (V.R. Official), Cover SGV1

    £550,000.00

    Great Britain 1840 1d black (V.R. Official), V1. July 3, 1840 - The famous “Largentiere” cover, first recorded in 1899. Sent from London to Tetbury, Gloucestershire. With the stamp having four large margins, this is considered the finest known cover. Accompanied by certificates of authenticity from the Royal Philatelic Society (RPS), British Philatelic Association (BPA) and Alberto Bolaffi; also signed by Eno Diena. Excellent provenance, Ex Largentiere, Maximus, Wills, Shaida collections. Without a doubt, one of the most important items in GB philately.
  • Great Britain 1840 1d Black (V.R. Official), Unmounted Mint SGV1
    Great Britain 1840 1d. Black (V.R. Official), V1. An exceptional unmounted mint top marginal inscription example. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the British Philatelic Association (BPA). A Great Rarity and Exceptional condition. Provenance: Ex Karl Louis.
  • Great Britain 1840 1d black plate 5 (State 1 - before hardening)

    Very fine and fresh close to large four margin imprimatur lettered SE.

    A great rarity of the highest pedigree, Ex. The Royal Philatelic Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

    Accompanied by a 2001 Royal Philatelic Society (RPS) certificate of authenticity.

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  • Great Britain 1840 1d Black Plate 6, 1840 2d Blue Plate 1, Mint SG2/5
    The Superb mint right hand marginal “C-L” Pair. Great Britain 1840 1d. Black Plate 6 Lettered C-L. 1840 2d Blue Plate 1 Lettered C-L. Magnificent showpiece and a unique pair. Provenance: Ex Crawford, Baron de Worms Etc.
  • Great Britain 1840 1d Black Plate 9, SG2, Unmounted Mint
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    Great Britain 1840 1d Black Plate 9, SG2, Unmounted Mint

    £21,000.00

    Great Britain 1840 1d Black Pl.9, SG2. Exceptionally fine and fresh unused original gum four margin example lettered IG. A very difficult plate to find mint and an absolutely stunning example. Accompanied by a 2002 Brandon Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Great Britain 1840 1d Black, Used SG2
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    Great Britain 1840 1d Black, Used SG2

    £375.00

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    Great Britain 1840 1d. Black, Plate 2, SG2. An example with good to large margins all round, superbly cancelled by a Maltese Cross in Bright Red. A beautiful looking used example of the world's first postage stamp.
  • Great Britain 1840 1d intense black, Plate 1a
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    Great Britain 1840 1d intense black, Plate 1a

    £9,500.00

    Great Britain 1840 1d intense black, Plate 1a. Very fine used four margin example lettered SD, neatly tied to entire cover by a red Maltese Cross. Addressed to Warwick with a "TP/High Holborn Ec" receiving handstamp alongside adhesive and a superb London circular date stamp for MY.8.1840 on reverse. A magnificent early "May Date" cover accompanied with a clear 2008 British Philatelic Society (BPA) certificate of authenticity. Very rare and desirable early usage of the first printing  of the world's first postage stamp. SG1. 

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  • Great Britain 1840 1d intense black, Used SG1
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    Great Britain 1840 1d intense black, Used SG1

    £1,000.00

    Great Britain 1840 1d. `Intense` Black Plate 1a, SG1. A superb example with large margins all round on piece dated 29 My 1840 (also with Gurnsey Ju 1 1840 arrival datestamp under flap), neatly cancelled by two strikes of the Maltese Cross in Bright Red. An Exceptional Piece. Accompanied by a David Brandon certificate of authenticity. 
  • Great Britain 1840 1d. Black Plate 2, Used SG2
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    Great Britain 1840 1d. Black Plate 2, Used SG2

    £18,000.00

    Great Britain 1840 1d. Black Plate 2. (P.B. re-cut letter squares) cancelled with No 10 in Maltese Cross. This Is The Only Known Example. Accompanied by certificate of authenticity from the Royal Philatelic Society (RPS).
  • Great Britain 1840 2d blue, plate 2
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    Great Britain 1840 2d blue, plate 2

    £48,000.00

    Superb unused original gum four margin example lettered MC.

    Accompanied by a 1989 Royal Philatelic Society (RPS) certificate of authenticity.

    Mint 2d blues are rarely seen in such fine condition, especially plate 2.

    GB Specialised Catalogue Number: DS8.

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  • Great Britain 1840 2d Mulready envelope SGME4,2
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    Great Britain 1840 2d Mulready envelope SGME4,2

    £125,000.00

    Great Britain 1840 22 Mulready envelope SGME4,2

    For Sale: £125,000

    1840 2d Mulready Envelope (Forme 1, Stereo a202).

    Very fine used example uprated to the 6d per 3oz rate with four additional 1d blacks from plate 8 lettered QA, SE, SG & SJ (SE & SG State 2 provisional printing) all neatly cancelled by crisp black Maltese Crosses.

    Sent from London to Dulwich with a "T.P./Cheif Office" handstamp and circulare date stamp on reverse for AU.19.1841.

    Some soiling nevertheless a spectacular uprated franking, one of only two recorded 6d frankings prepaid with four additional 1d blacks.

    Ex Yates & "Mayflower" Collections. Accompanied by a 1996 British Philatelic Association Certificate of Authenticity.

    One of the great rarities of Great Britain Philately.

    An ex Stanley Gibbons stock item.

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  • Great Britain 1840 2d Pale blue Plate 1, SG6
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    Great Britain 1840 2d Pale blue Plate 1, SG6

    £1,100.00

    Great Britain 1840 2d Pale blue Plate 1, SG6. Exceptionally fine used large four margin example lettered GL, beautifully cancelled by a perfectly struck crisp black Maltese Cross. Most attractive.

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  • Great Britain 1840 2d. Blue from Plate 2, Used SG5
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    Great Britain 1840 2d. Blue from Plate 2, Used SG5

    £250,000.00

    Great Britain 1840 2d. Blue from Plate 2, SG5. Block of 4 lettered OA, OB, PA, PB, cancelled by Maltese Cross in Blue.  A beautiful piece being the only block of four 2d blues cancelled by a blue Maltese Cross in existence, unique as such. Accompanied by certificate of authenticity from the Royal Philatelic Society.
  • Great Britain 1840 2d. Blue from Plate 2, Used SG5
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    Great Britain 1840 2d. Blue from Plate 2, Used SG5

    £75,000.00

    Great Britain 1840 2d. Blue Plate 2, SG5. The superb ‘vertical’ and ‘horizontal’ ”pairs” together with the unique cover, all cancelled by the circular date stamp of "Dorchester”. A totally unique page and fantastic showpiece of the two penny blue. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the British Philatelic Association (BPA).
  • Great Britain 1841 1d red brown
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    Great Britain 1841 1d red brown

    £1,550.00

    Great Britain 1841 1d red brown, plate 170 imprimatur. Very fine four margin example lettered HL. One of only 2 possible examples. Accompanied with a Royal Philatelic Society (RPS) 2004 certificate of authenticity. Provenance: Ex. The Royal Philatelic Collection, SG8. 

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  • Great Britain 1841 1d Red brown Plate 21, SG8
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    Great Britain 1841 1d Red brown Plate 21, SG8

    £4,250.00

    Great Britain 1841 1d Red brown Plate 21, SG8. Very fine used four margin example lettered BC, beautifully cancelled by a crisp red Maltese Cross. Very rare so fine. GB Specialised catalogue number: BS10sb. Accompanied by a 2005 Brandon Certificate of Authenticity.

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  • Great Britain 1841 1d. Red-brown, plate 24, used SG8
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    Great Britain 1841 1d. Red-brown, plate 24, used SG8

    £1,500.00

    Great Britain 1841 1d. Red Plate 24, SG8. A used block of four superbly cancelled by neat Maltese Cross in Black, lettered SK, SL, TK, TL. Magnificent showpiece and rare. Accompanied by certificate of authenticity from British Philatelic Association (BPA).
  • Great Britain 1841 red-brown
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    Great Britain 1841 red-brown

    £950.00

    Great Britain 1841 red-brown, plate 38. Very fine used four margin example lettered HI tied to a clean unfolded entire letter by a crisp London No. 10 in Maltese Cross with a "TP Kings Rd. W.O." handstamp at left. Addressed to Birmingham and backstamped accordingly for SP.15.1843 with a London dispatch circular date stamp for the previous day. The cover really needs to be seen in the flesh to truly appreciate its level of quality and a philatelic gem. Accompanied with a Royal Philatelic Society (RPS) 2002 certificate of authenticity. SG8. 

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  • Great Britain 1847 1s. Pale Green, Mint SG54
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    Great Britain 1847 1s. Pale Green, Mint SG54

    £28,000.00

    Great Britain 1847 1 shilling Embossed Die 2 in Pale Green, SG54. A magnificent mint example of this very rare stamp. The highest possible provenance previously belonging to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Royal Collection), Buckingham Palace.
  • Great Britain 1851 2d violet blue plate 4, SG15aa, Unmounted Mint
    Great Britain 1851 2d Violet blue (Thicker lavender tinted paper) Plate 4, SG15aa. Superb unused original gum example with four very large to enormous margins lettered SE. The best quality example we have ever seen of this beautiful and very difficult stamp to find. Accompanied by a 2001 British Philatelic Association (BPA) Certificate.
  • Great Britain 1851 2d Violet Blue, Mint SG15aa
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    Great Britain 1851 2d Violet Blue, Mint SG15aa

    £50,000.00

    Great Britain 1851 2d ‘Violet Blue’ SG15aa. A superb "breath-taking" example with good to large margins all round. Exceptional Quality for this Great Rarity, (less than twenty mint examples known). Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the British Philatelic Association (BPA).
  • Great Britain 1854 1d red brown, plate 194
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    Great Britain 1854 1d red brown, plate 194

    £6,500.00

    Great Britain 1854 1d red brown, plate 194. Superb and rare unused bottom right hand corner marginal imperforate imprimatur lettered TL, showing part sheet inscription and plate number "194". Provenance: Ex. Colonel Bates (1934). SG17var

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  • Great Britain 1854 1s pale green (Die W.W.2)
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    Great Britain 1854 1s pale green (Die W.W.2)

    £4,950.00

    Great Britain 1854 1s pale green (Die W.W.2). Very fine used good to huge four margin block of four neatly tied to a small piece, cancelled by neat strikes of the Sheffield "700" numeral and U.S "PAID" cancellation in red. An attractive multiple, of a stamp rarely seen with such good margins. SG54. 

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  • Great Britain 1854 6d Dull lilac (watermark reversed), SG59, Unmounted Mint
    Great Britain 1854 6d Dull lilac (watermark reversed), SG59. Exceptionally fine and fresh unused original gum four margin vertical pair. Lovely fresh colour and greenish gum. A very rare multiple accompanied by a 2003 Brandon Certificate. GB Specialised Catalogue No. H3(2)g.
  • Great Britain 1865 1d-£1 Common Law Courts
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    Great Britain 1865 1d-£1 Common Law Courts

    £800.00

    Great Britain 1865 1d-£1 Common Law Courts. Superb and quite remarkable set of seven original die proofs each cut down to stamp size. Very rare and condition can genuinely be described as "PERFECT".

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