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  • London 2012 Olympic torch
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    London 2012 Olympic torch lantern

    £22,950.00

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    · A London 2012 Olympic torch lantern

    · One of 11 used to carry the Olympic flame from Olympia, Greece to the UK

    In 2012, London became the first cty to host the modern Olympic Games three times – having previously hosted in 1908 and 1948. The spectacular event featured more than 10,000 athletes from 204 nations, with new world records set in archery, swimming and weightlifting. It’s also remembered for the inventive opening ceremony overseen by director Danny Boyle and featuring iconic Britons like Queen Elizabeth II, Daniel Craig and Dizzee Rascal.

    This brass 2012 Olympic torch lantern is one of 11 used to carry the Olympic flame from Greece to the UK aboard flight BA2012.

    The design is a modified miner’s lamp, which enables the flame to be safely transported by aircraft. It's made by the Manchester-based Protector Lamp and Lighting Company, which has produced Olympic lanterns for the last 30 years.  

    It stands at 9.8 inches in height and comes with a branded flight case. There’s also a spare plaque engraved “2012 OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY”. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

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    U2 signed Zoo TV tour poster (1992-1993)

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    U2 are one of the most popular contemporary rock bands of the late 20th century, famed for their spectacular live shows. They achieved mainstream success in 1986, with the release of their seminal album The Joshua Tree. Singer Bono is well known for his fundraising work with organisations like Amnesty International and Live Aid.

    A large poster from U2’s 1992-1993 Zoo TV tour signed by all four members of the band (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr) in blue pen. Good condition. Presented in an attractive black frame.

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    Henry VIII’s autograph: A connection to the past

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    Henry VIII’s autograph is a phenomenal rarity.

    Owning one is no easy feat, but on rare occasions these documents do become available.  

    Here are some of the unique factors driving growth in Henry VIII’s market.

    There are so few

    Henry VIII was on the throne from 1509-1547.

    Five centuries ago.

    A lot can happen in 500 years.

    Many of the royal decrees Henry VIII signed have been lost or damaged.

    And while a number have survived, the bulk is housed in the National Archives. They’re stored there in climate controlled conditions, inaccessible to all but academics.

    Others are held by museums.

    These documents are of vast cultural importance. Private collectors rarely get the chance to own one.

    But, over the centuries, a small number have found their way on the market.

    There are plenty of forgeries

    Henry VIII’s signature tends to sell for in excess of £30,000.  

    It’s a popular target for forgers.

    The king also liked to use a stamp for some of his signatures.

    Fortunately for collectors he only had one, so it’s fairly easy to identify.

    Buyers seeking out a Henry VIII signature should only consider trusted dealers that offer guarantees of authenticity.

    Buying from fly by night dealers is not worth the risk.

    Demand is steady

    A Henry VIII signature is a real rarity.

    And there are plenty of collectors out there who want one.

    Most are based in the UK, but there are a number of international buyers.

    Henry VIII is a profoundly colourful character in British history.

    But more than that, his legacy remains pervasive.

    It’s a legacy of reform.

    The Church of England.

    The Royal Mail.

    The Royal Navy.

    He founded each of these institutions.

    And they remain at the centre of British public life today.

    Paul Fraser.

    PS. I have an incredible, guaranteed authentic Henry VIII signed document for sale. Click here to take a look.

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    Gold Sovereign George V 1928

    £350.00

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    Gold Sovereign George V 1928 SA.Pretoria Good Extremely Fine and graded 70 by London Coins Grading Service and in their holder
  • British Guiana 1850-51 4c on black orange 'Cottonreel' SG2
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    British Guiana 1850-51 4c on black orange 'Cottonreel' SG2

    £11,000.00

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    British Guiana 1850-51 4c on black orange 'Cottonreel', SG2.

    Violet M/S initials 'WHS' of W.H. Lortimer, cut round with frameline intact, affixed to piece by a wafer and tied by 1851 Demerara 'MR 20' circular datestamp. The method of affixation has caused minor wrinkles, but an attractive example of this classic rarity, with fresh colour.

    One of the great stamp rarities from the British Commonwealth. The renowned "Cotton Reel" stamps are named for their resemblance to the base of a cotton reel. Its primitive charm has resulted in it always being highly treasured by collectors.

    Accompanied with a Holcombe certificate of authenticity (1985).

    The SG catalogue price is £16,000.

  • China 1897 (May) large figure surch SG78d
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    China 1897 (May) large figure surch SG78d

    £8,500.00

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    China 1897 (May) large figure surch, spaced on 1½mm, on Dowager Empress third printing, ½c on 3ca dull yellow, var surch spaced only on ½mm, fine used by part dollar chop in blue, very rare with less than twenty examples being recorded. SG78d
  • John Glenn signed Newsweek magazine cover
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    John Glenn signed Newsweek magazine cover

    £750.00

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    • A clipped cover from an October 26, 1998 edition of Newsweek featuring a signature from astronaut John Glenn

    John Glenn (1921-2016) was the pilot of the 1962 Mercury-Atlas 6 spaceflight – making him the first American to orbit the Earth. In later years he became a Democratic senator. In 1998, he flew on the STS-95 Discovery aged 77. He remains the oldest person ever to go to space.

    A clipped front cover of an October 26, 1998 edition of Newsweek featuring astronaut John Glenn on the cover. Glenn has inscribed: “To Randall/ John Glenn”. Light folds, otherwise fine condition.

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  • Jack Schmitt signed
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    Jack Schmitt signed Time Magazine cover

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    • A December 11, 1972 clipped Time Magazine cover page signed by Apollo astronaut Jack Schmitt

    Jack Schmitt was the Lunar Module pilot during the Apollo 17 mission and the second to last person ever to walk on the Moon.

    This is a clipped front cover of a December 11, 1972 edition of Time Magazine, featuring the crew of the Apollo 17 mission on the cover. It’s signed by Lunar Module Pilot Jack Schmitt. The cover displays light folds. Good condition.

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  • M Scott Carpenter signed Newsweek magazine cover
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    M Scott Carpenter signed Newsweek magazine cover

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    • A June 4, 1962 clipped front page of Newsweek magazine signed by Mercury astronaut M Scott Carpenter

    M Scott Carpenter (1925-2013) was one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts selected to launch the US manned space programme in 1958. He flew the Mercury-Atlas 7, becoming the second US astronaut to orbit the Earth.

    This is a clipped front cover of a June 4, 1962 copy of Newsweek, featuring Mercury-Atlas 7 astronaut M Scott Carpenter as the cover star. Carpenter has signed in black ink on his image. The cover displays folds and three small tears on the left hand side.

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  • Alexei Leonov signed
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    Alexei Leonov signed Time Magazine cover

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    • A March 26, 1965 clipped front page of Time Magazine signed by Alexei Leonov

    Alexei Leonov is a Russian cosmonaut who in 1965 became the first person to perform a spacewalk. In 1975 he commanded the Soyuz capsule on the Soyuz-Apollo mission, the first collaborative mission between the US and the Soviet Union.

    A March 26, 1965 front page cover of Time Magazine featuring a cover image of Alexei Leonov’s 1965 spacewalk. Leonov has signed on the white section of the image. Folded but in fine condition.

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  • James A McDivitt signed
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    James A McDivitt signed Newsweek magazine cover

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    • A June 21, 1965 front page of Newsweek signed by Gemini and Apollo 9 astronaut James A McDivitt

    James A McDivitt is a USAF test pilot and NASA astronaut. He flew on the Gemini 4 and Apollo 9 missions. After the Apollo 11 mission he became Manager of the Apollo Program until the end of the series.

    This is a June 21, 1965 copy of Newsweek showing astronaut Ed White’s spacewalk during the Gemini 4 mission. It’s signed by mission commander James A McDivitt. The cover displays some folds and rusting from a staple in the top left corner. Otherwise fine condition.

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  • China 1883 1ca green and 3ca pale red SG7,8a
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    China 1883 1ca green and 3ca pale red SG7,8a

    £1,200.00

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    China 1883 1ca green and 3ca pale red, thicker paper, 2½mm spacing, rough perforations, SG7,8a.

    Lovely fresh examples, unused without gum.

    The SG catalogue price is £2,250.

  • Great Britain 1901 2½d Colour trial. SG230var
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    Great Britain 1901 2½d Colour trial. SG230var

    £2,100.00

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    Great Britain 1901 2½d Colour trial. Very fine unused original gum example printed by De La Rue on Crown watermarked paper, in pale blue. Scarce. 1974 Royal Philatelic Society Certificate. SG230var
  • Great Britain 1841 1d Red brown Plate 11.  SG7
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    Great Britain 1841 1d Red brown Plate 11. SG7

    £3,250.00

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    Great Britain 1841 1d Red brown Plate 11. Very fine used close to large four margin example lettered TG, tied to a clean entire (dated internally April 22nd 1841) by the finest known example of the solid (debis filled) Maltese Cross of Knighton. Addressed to Ludlow with a Knighton UDC at lower left. A stunning example of the spectacular Maltese cross illustrated on page 82 of Danzig & Goldsmith and page 145 of Rockoff & Jackson. Ex Pickering. SG7
  • Great Britain 1912 ½d Green (Watermarked Multiple Cypher). SG346
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    Great Britain 1912 ½d Green (Watermarked Multiple Cypher). Very fine unused original gum bottom left hand corner marginal 'B,12' control block of six perf type 2A (Lower strip of three unmounted original gum). An extremely rare control from the Somerset House printing. Spec N6(1). SG346
  • Albert Einstein signed portrait
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    Albert Einstein signed portrait

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    • An illustrated portrait of Albert Einstein signed by Einstein himself

    Albert Einstein was one of the world’s greatest scientific minds. In the early 1900s he developed the Theory of Relativity, a work that set the template for modern physics. A German citizen, he left the country shortly before Hitler seized power and never returned – choosing instead to spend the rest of his life in America. 

    He was instrumental in developing the first atomic bombs in the 1940s, in spite of a lifelong commitment to pacifism. Over the course of his career he published hundreds of scientific papers. His name has become interchangeable with genius.  

    This is a 4.9 x 3.9 inch illustration of Albert Einstein by the Danish amateur artist Carl Werner Skogholm. Skogholm drew portraits of celebrities and sent them off with a request they be returned with a signature. Einstein was one of those who obliged. 

    Einstein has signed crisply in black pen, dating the piece "48". One of the nicest Einstein autographs you'll see. 

    This is a unique piece of considerable charm. Demand for Einstein’s signature has been growing, with one inscribed paper selling for a record $1.5m in 2017.

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  • Martin Luther King Jr signed and inscribed card
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    Martin Luther King Jr signed and inscribed card

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    • An extraordinary Martin Luther King Jr signature
    • Accompanied by an inscription bearing an original quote

    Georgia-born preacher Martin Luther King Jr was the de facto leader of the American Civil Rights Movement. He led the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955, the Birmingham Campaign (1963) and the March on Washington (1963). It was in the nation’s capital he gave his iconic I Have a Dream speech. King was shot dead by a white supremacist in 1968. He continued to be a defining influence on the movement.

    This is a 3 x 4.7 inch card bearing an inscription and signature from Martin Luther King Jr. It’s dated May 13, 1957.

    King writes: “Love is the greatest force in the universe. It is the heartbeat of the moral cosmos. He who loves is a participant in the being of god. Best wishes.”

    A variant of this quote appears in Paul’s Letter to American Christians, a sermon King gave at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama in 1956. He said in that speech: “love is the most durable power in the world, and that it is at bottom the heartbeat of the moral cosmos. Only through achieving this love can you expect to matriculate into the university of eternal life.”

    Quality signatures from King are rare and increasingly in-demand. This is a specimen of tremendous power that highlights King’s skill as a writer and orator.

    The card is affixed to a backing, with a raised section to the top right that doesn't detract from its appeal. An original stamp from the Montgomery Improvement Association, the group that prefigured the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, accompanies the item. 

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    Prince Philip and cricket legends signed cover

    £995.00

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    • A hugely rare cricket cover from a 1992 match between the Royal Household Cricket Club and the Vic Lewis Cricket Club, signed by the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip
    • Also signed by legendary cricketers Sir Don Bradman, Sir Gary Sobers, Sir Colin Cowdry and Sir Richard Hadlee
    • Date stamped August 1, 1992 in Windsor Castle

    Band leader Vic Lewis founded his legendary cricket club in 1957. The team was made up of an ever-changing roster of cricketing heroes and celebrities. It made regular appearances at charity matches around the world.  

    This is one of four (3/4) signed and numbered covers from a 1992 match between the Royal Household Cricket Club and the Vic Lewis Cricket Club held to benefit the Terrence Higgins Trust.

    The signers are: Don Bradman, Prince Philip, Vic Lewis, Gary Sobers, Colin Cowdrey, Richard Hadlee, John Jayear and Tom Graveney. A letter of provenance from well-known stamp dealer Mel Brown accompanies the item.

    A huge rarity - signed by royalty and several knights. 

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  • Mother Teresa signed first day Loreto House cover
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    Mother Teresa signed first day Loreto House cover

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    • A 1980 first day cover signed by Mother Teresa

    Mother Teresa was born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in the city of Skopje in what is now North Macedonia. In 1928 she became a nun, moving to Ireland to join a Catholic order. After learning English she was sent to India where she began working as a teacher. Arriving in Kolkata she was shocked by the poverty around her and started the organisation Missionaries of Charity. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and a sainthood in 2016.   

    A first day cover of the Indian 1980 Mother Teresa issue bearing a Loreto House date stamp. Below is a signature from Mother Teresa inscribed with the words “God bless you”. The piece was issued to commemorate Teresa’s 1979 Nobel Peace Prize.  A rare and unusual piece of philately that is also a 3rd class relic, having been directly touched by a saint.

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  • Marlon Brando Apocalypse Now signed letter
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    Marlon Brando Apocalypse Now signed letter

    £4,950.00

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    • A typed, signed March 1, 1976 letter from Marlon Brando to Francis Ford Coppola’s lawyers agreeing to take on the role of Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now
    • Very fine condition

    Marlon Brando began his acting career at the Shattuck Military Academy in the early 1940s. When he was expelled he left for New York.  His big break came in 1947, when he won the role of vicious husband Stanley Kowalski in the original run of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. He went on to star in some of the most iconic movies of the 20th century, including On the Waterfront (1954), The Godfather (1972) and Apocalypse Now (1979).

    A March 1, 1976 letter from Marlon Brando to Francis Ford Coppola, sent care of Coppola’s legal team Schiff, Hirsch & Schreiber. In the text Brando agrees to take on the role of Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now, one of his most celebrated performances. To the bottom right is a very fine signature in blue pen. The significance of this letter to the making of the movie cannot be overstated.

    It reads in full: “Gentlemen: Reference is hereby made to that certain agreement dated as of March 1, 1976, by and between you and Colony Productions Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Employment Agreement’) with respect to my services in the motion picture entitled ‘APOCALYPSE, NOW.’

    “This will acknowledge that I have read the Employment Agreement and am familiar with all of the terms covenants and conditions thereof.

    “In order to induce you to enter into the Employment Agreement, I hereby:”

    “1. Guarantee to you the full and faithful performance of each and every term, covenant and condition therein undertaken by Colony Productions Inc.

    “2. Undertake and agree to do and perform each and every term, covenant, condition and act which I may be called upon to perform pursuant thereto.

    “3. Undertake and agree to look solely to Colony Productions Inc. for the payment of any compensation payable to me thereunder.

    “Very truly yours, Marlon Brando”.

    The letter is typed on A4-sized paper and is in very fine condition. A must-have for any fan of Apocalypse Now and the American New Wave.

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  • China 1980 PRC GEN ISSUES. Year of the Monkey. SG2968
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    China 1980 PRC GEN ISSUES. Year of the Monkey. SG2968

    £6,950.00

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    China 1980 People's Republic China (PRC) General Issues, "Year of the Monkey" 8f vermilion, black and gold, left marginal block of four with imprint, SG2968.

    A very fine unmounted mint with full original gum example, perfect in all respects other than a hint of gum toning.

    China's most iconic and popular stamp and hard to find with imprint.

  • Great Britain 1840 1d Grey black Plate 1a. SG3
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    Great Britain 1840 1d Grey black Plate 1a. SG3

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    Great Britain 1840 1d Grey black Plate 1a, SG3.

    Very fine used large four margin horizontal pair lettered LE-LF showing moderate plate wear, neatly cancelled by red Maltese Crosses.

    A scarce and attractive multiple of the first printing plate of the world's first stamp.

    Plate 1 of the 1d black was first registered on 15 April 1840. As the plate had not been hardened it soon showed signs of wear. Consequently, a second sheet is recorded as having been registered on 27 April 1840. The plate was later withdrawn and extensive repairs were undertaken. The plate in its original state is referred to as Plate 1a.

    GB Specialised Catalogue No: AS2

  • Great Britain 1840 1d Intense black Plate 6. SG1
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    Great Britain 1840 1d Intense black Plate 6. SG1

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    Great Britain 1840 1d Intense black Plate 6, SG1.

    Very fine entire envelope sent from Stone to Cheadle bearing a good to large four margin 1d intense black, Plate 6 lettered CJ tied by a crisply struck red Maltese Cross, backstamped by a black Stone dispatch datestamp for NO.17.1840.

    Light vertical archive fold well clear of adhesive and datestamp. Lovely philatelic piece with intense penny black colour.

    GB Specialised Catalogue No: AS40. 

  • Great Britain 1840 1d Grey-black Plate 2. SG3
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    Great Britain 1840 1d Grey-black Plate 2. SG3

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    Great Britain 1840 1d Grey-black (worn plate) Plate 2, SG3.

    Very fine used close to good four margin example lettered HL. Clearly showing re-entry on check letters, neatly cancelled by a crisp upright black Maltese Cross.

    Scarce in such fine condition.

    GB Specialised Catalogue No: AS16a/m.

  • Great Britain 1840 Oxford No 2 'Boating' envelope.
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    Great Britain 1840 Oxford No 2 'Boating' envelope.

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    Great Britain 1840 Oxford No 2 'Boating' envelope.

    Very fine used example sent from Oxford to London and datestamped on front accordingly for AU.7-8.1840.

    A very rare envelope, Bodily, Jarvis & Hahn record only 4 other examples including one front, one unused, one with the address expunged and one with an adhesive removed. Extremely attractive and rare. 

  • Prince William signed 2003 first day cover
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    Prince William signed 2003 first day cover

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    • A 2003 first day cover signed by Prince William
    • Also included are four stamps bearing William’s likeness and another unsigned first day cover
    • Click here to find out more about this piece 

    Prince William, born 1982, is the son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana and second in line to the throne of the United Kingdom. He served with the RAF for four years from 2009-2013 before taking on his full-time royal duties.  

    A unique Prince William signature on a June 6, 2003 first day cover featuring four stamps bearing his likeness.

    The original owner of this signature acquired it at an event hosted by homeless charity Solas in Newport, South Wales in 2003. Homelessness is a cause close to William’s heart. He attended the event with his father, Prince Charles.

    While there, the owner quietly asked if he wouldn’t mind signing. It’s against royal protocol for the Windsors to autograph personal items, making this a fabulous rarity. It's accompanied by a letter of provenance and a photograph of the prince signing. 

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  • Pele game-worn 1970 Brazil jersey
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    Pele game-worn and signed 1970 Brazil jersey

    £4,995.00

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    • A Pele game-worn and signed Brazil number 10 football shirt
    • Dated to a friendly between Brazil and Chile on October 4, 1970 (Pele scored in this game)

    Pele is one of the greatest players in football history, celebrated for his grace on the pitch and his astonishing career achievements. The legendary Brazilian striker holds the record for most goals scored (1,283 across 1,363 games). He’s also the only player to win three world cups (in 1958, 1962 and 1970). In 1999 FIFA voted Pele Player of the Century. He remains a hero for football fans the world over.

    This spectacular Brazil number 10 football shirt is an authentic piece of football history. Pele is believed to have worn it in a Brazil v Chile friendly on October 4, 1970. He’s signed "Edson Pele" on the chest. While the signature is slightly faded, the shirt is in superb condition.

    At that time Brazil were fresh from their third World Cup victory, announced by the three stars above the badge on the shirt. They beat Chile 5-1 in Santiago in Chile. Pele scored once.

    After the game Pele gifted this shirt to Brazilian team masseur Abilio Jose de Silva – better known by his nickname Nocaute Jack (Knockout Jack). The piece is accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Abilio’s daughter Silvia.

    Game worn Pele jerseys are rare and in high demand among collectors all over the world. This is an opportunity to own a very fine example.  

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  • Great Britain 1854 Red brown Plate 179, SG17
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    Great Britain 1854 Red brown Plate 179, SG17

    £11,000.00

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    Great Britain 1854 Red brown Plate 179, SG17. First official perforated issue. 

    Superb unused original gum right hand marginal block of 24 lettered BG-EL showing small part marginal inscription. Couple of clipped perforations at the bottom of EL, nevertheless a magnificent block of the highest quality, very rarely seen so fine. 

  • Yuri Gagarin signed photograph
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    Yuri Gagarin signed photograph

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    In 1961 Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, performing a single orbit of Earth in the Vostok 1 capsule. He was killed in 1968, during a regular training flight.    

    This excellent 4.4 x 6 inch postcard sized photograph of Yuri Gagarin is signed in Cyrillic (Гага́рин) to the top left in purple ink. Gagarin’s autograph is rare as he died only seven years after his now legendary flight. This specimen is well centred and in very fine condition.

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  • Great Britain 1973 9p British Trees, SG922b
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    Great Britain 1973 9p British Trees, SG922b

    £825.00

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    Great Britain Queen Elizabeth II 1973 9p British Trees, SG922b.

    A very fine unmounted mint full original gum example with brownish-grey (Queens Head) omitted. Offered with normal for comparison.

    Scarce, Pierron records only 100 mint examples. 

  • China 1897 (Jan) 4c on 3c deep red, SG90
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    China 1897 (Jan) 4c on 3c deep red, SG90

    £2,500.00

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    China 1897 (Jan) 'Red Revenue' 4c on 3c deep red, 'large' surcharge as type 10, SG90.

    A fresh well centred example with large part original gum.

    The Red Revenue stamps are Qing Dynasty revenue stamps which were overprinted (surcharged) so as to be used as postage stamps in 1897. Their limited number, fine design and intaglio printing process make these stamps some of the most sought after in the world. 

  • China 1897 (Mar) large figure surcharge, SG57a
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    China 1897 (Mar) large figure surcharge, SG57a

    £1,600.00

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    China 1897 (Mar) large figure surcharge, spaced 21/2mm on Dowager Empress (2nd printing) 1/2c on 3ca yellow, upper marginal vertical pair, error imperforate horizontal, Unused  SG57a.

    The upper stamp has a thin patch which has caused a couple of tiny punctures, but with large part original gum. A very difficult error to find in good condition and this is a good representative example of this scarce error. 

    The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price is £4,250.

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  • Great Britain 1966 4d British birds (ordinary paper), SG696aj
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    Great Britain Queen Elizabeth II 1966 4d British birds (ordinary paper), SG696aj.

    A superb unmounted mint full original gum bottom left hand corner marginal cylinder block of eight with red-brown omitted affecting the legs of the robin, the blackbird and the red brown "1H" cylinder. Offered with a normal block for comparison.

    A very attractive positional piece. Pierron records only 180 mint blocks of 4 in existence.

  • China (Shanghai) 1865 antique numerals 8ca olive-green, SG4
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    China (Shanghai) 1865 antique numerals 8ca olive-green, 'CANDAREENS' plural, wove paper 8ca olive-green (printing 59), SG4.

    A fresh mint example with four large margins. It is extremely difficult to find better quality examples than this one.

    Being the first postage stamp issue from China, with the iconic 'Dragon' design, it is a stamp which will always be favoured by collectors.

  • Great Britain 1971 7½p Christmas SG896b
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    Great Britain 1971 7½p Christmas SG896b

    £1,450.00

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    Great Britain 1971 7½p Christmas, Stained-glass windows, SG896b.

    Superb unmounted mint example with full original gum. Error with lilac (Centre King's cloak) omitted. Missing colour also affects the leftmost horse's saddle and the leftmost king's footwear. Offered with normal stamp for comparison.

    Pierron records only 24 mint examples.

  • Great Britain 1855 1d red brown Plate 22. SG29
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    Great Britain 1855 1d red brown Plate 22. SG29

    £17,500.00

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    Great Britain 1855 1d red brown, SG29, plate 22. A magnificent unused original gum left hand marginal block of nine from this very rare printing plate lettered KA-MC (showing Gothic letter K) with full deckle edge sheet selvedge and inscription. A couple of light gum wrinkles as to be expected, in no way detracting from this magnificent multiple. When this piece was sold in the 1982 Griffiths sale this block was described as "the only mint examples from this plate so far recorded". It has graced a number of prestigious collections in the past with exceptional provenance being Ex. Wiggins, Griffiths & Baillie.