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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. 

  • Stephen Hawking thumbprint-signed Radio Times
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    Stephen Hawking thumbprint-signed Radio Times

    £3,500.00

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    • A Stephen Hawking thumbprint signed copy of the Radio Times (January 2016)
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    Stephen Hawking was a young graduate studying physics at Cambridge University when he received a diagnosis of ALS, an incurable form of motor neurone disease. Doctors gave him two years to live.

    In the face of this progressive illness, he continued his work, producing several brilliant papers on black holes. In 1988 he published A Brief History of Time, one of the most successful popular science books ever printed. Hawking became a major celebrity – easily the most famous scientist of his generation. He died in 2018, aged 76. 

    By the 1970s, Stephen Hawking lost the ability to write by hand. As his fame grew following the publication of A Brief History of Time (1988), he began to receive requests for autographs.

    He started signing with a thumbprint dipped in ink and placed on the page.  

    This is a thumbprint signed copy of the Radio Times from January 2016, featuring a feature on Hawking’s upcoming Reith Lecture.

    The condition is good, with some creasing and scuffing to the cover and internal pages and a light crease to the autographed page. 

    The inscription alongside reads: “To Sandra, wherein much fun is to be had. This is right thumb print of professor Stephen Hawking witness by George Zhoeo and Steve Growett.” Dated 20/01/2016.

    The original owner received the signature via her brother-in-law, who was one of Hawking’s nursing staff. Included are several photographs of Hawking signing. 

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  • China Jiangsu-Anhui Border Area 1946-47
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    East China:Jiangsu-Anhui Border Area 1946-47 "Railway Train" imperforate set of 7 to $10 maroon, including unissued 75c red, SG277A/282A.

    A fine unused set, with the $10 being especially scarce.

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  • China Wei Hai Wei Courier Post: 1898 (8 Dec) 2c black/scarlet block of 4. Unused, SG1
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    China Wei Hai Wei Courier Post: 1898 (8 Dec) 2c black/scarlet block of 4, SG1. 

    The lower pair show slight colour suffusion from signature, yet a fine quality unused as issued multiple.

    Only 784 printed and very few multiples have survived making this a key early Chinese philatelic rarity.

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  • Yuri Gagarin signed photograph
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    Yuri Gagarin signed photograph

    £995.00

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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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  • Turks and Caicos Islands 1938-45 George VI Watermark Multiple Script 1/4d to 10s bright violet set of 14, SG194/205.
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    Turks and Caicos Islands George VI 1938-45 Watermark Multiple Script 1/4d to 10s bright violet set of 14, SG194/205. A fine quality mounted mint set with fresh colours. The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this set is £130
  • Trinidad and Tobago 1938-44 1c to $4.80 rose-carmine set of 14, SG246/256
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    Trinidad and Tobago King George VI 1938-44 Watermark Multiple Script 1c to $4.80 rose-carmine set of 14, SG246/256.

    A fine quality lightly mounted set with fresh colours.

    The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this set is £110.

  • Papua (British New Guinea) 1938 (6 Sept) 2d to 1s mauve set of 5, SG158/162
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    Papua (British New Guinea) King George VI 1938 (6 Sept) Air Mail 50th Anniversary of Declaration of British Possession 2d to 1s mauve set of 5, SG158/162. 1939-41 Air Mail 2d to 1s6d olive-green set of 6, SG163/68.

    A beautiful quality complete set of this classic stamp issue with fresh colours and the merest of traces of previous hingeing.

    The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this set is £90.

  • Malaysian States Johore 1949-55 1c to $5 green and brown set of 21, SG133/147
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    Malaysian States Johore King George VI 1949-55 'Sultan Sir Ibrahim' 1c to $5 green and brown set of 21, SG133/147. Watermark Multiple Script CA, chalk-surfaced paper.

    A very fine quality unmounted mint set in pristine condition.

    The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this set is £160.

  • Ascension Island King George V 1934 ½d to 5s black and brown set of 10, SG21/30.
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    Ascension Island King George V 1934 ½d to 5s black and brown set of 10, SG21/30. A fine quality lightly hinged mint set.

    The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this set is £120.
  • Ascension King George VI 1938-53 ½d to 10s black and bright purple set of 16, SG38b/47b.
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    Ascension King George VI 1938-53 ½d to 10s black and bright purple set of 16, SG38b/47b. A lovely quality mint set with only the merest evidence of previous hingeing. The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this set is £250.
  • Aden King George VI 1951 (1 Oct) surcharges with new values in cents or shillings by Waterlow, 5ca on 1a to 10s on 10r sepia and violet set of 11, SG36/46.
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    Aden King George VI 1951 (1 Oct) surcharges with new values in cents or shillings by Waterlow, 5ca on 1a to 10s on 10r sepia and violet set of 11, SG36/46. A stunning quality mint set with original gum. The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this set is £85.
  • St. Christopher, Nevis and Anguilla 1952 (14 June) King George VI Watermark Multiple Script CA 1c to $4.80 green and carmine set of 12, SG94/105.
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    St. Christopher, Nevis and Anguilla King George VI 1952 (14 June) Watermark Multiple Script CA 1c to $4.80 green and carmine set of 12, SG94/105. A very fine quality mint set with full original gum. The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this set is £32.
  • Bahamas 1942 (12 Oct) King George VI SSG162/175a
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    Bahamas 1942 (12 Oct) King George VI SSG162/175a

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    Bahamas King George VI 1942 (12 Oct) 450th Anniversary of Landing of Columbus in New World overprinted, ½d to £1 grey-green and black set of 14, SG162/175a. A fine quality lightly mounted mint set with fresh colours. The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this set is £80.
  • British Virgin Islands 1913 (Feb) King George V chalk surfaced paper SG69/77
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    British Virgin Islands King George V 1913 (Feb) chalk surfaced paper (3d to 5s) Watermark Multiple Crown CA, ½d to 5s green and red/yellow set of 9, SG69/77. A lovely fresh quality mint set with large part original gum. The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this set is £110.
  • British Guiana, Used 1850-51 4c black on orange
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    British Guiana, Used, 1850-51 4c black on orange "Cottonreel', violet M/S initials 'WHL' of W.H. Lortimer, cut round with frameline intact, affixed to piece by a wafer and tied by 1851 Demerara 'MR 20" circular date stamp, SG2. 

    The method of affixation has caused some minor wrinkles not detracting in any way from the fact this is an attractive example of this classic rarity, particularly so with such fresh colour.

    These crude and primitive stamps from British Guiana are extremely popular with collectors and investors alike. Accompanied with an independent certificate of authenticity from Holcombe (1985). The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this rarity is £16,000.

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  • Falkland Islands 1952 (2 Jan) King George VI  set of 14, SG172/185.
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    Falkland Islands King George VI 1952 (2 Jan) Watermark Multiple Script CA, ½d to £1 black set of 14. A very fine quality lightly hinged mint set with fresh colours and gum. The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this set is £180 SG172/185
  • Great Britain 1973 9p British Trees, SG922b
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    Great Britain 1973 9p British Trees, SG922b

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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.

  • Great Britain 1840 1d Black Plate 1, SG2
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    Great Britain 1840 1d Black Plate 1, SG2

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    Great Britain 1840 1d Black PIate1b, SG2.

    A superb used huge four margin right hand marginal example lettered PL showing part sheet inscription, cancelled by crisp strike of bright red Maltese Cross. A magnificent and very rare marginal example in this quality.

    GB Specialised Catalogue Number: AS5.

    Accompanied with a 2005 British Philatelic Association Certificate of Authenticity.

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  • Great Britain 1840 2d Blue, SG5
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    Great Britain 1840 2d Blue, SG5

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    Great Britain 1840 2d Blue 1840 2d Blue Plate 1, SG5.

    A very fine used close to large four margin horizontal strip of four lettered OC-OF showing shifted transfer variety on OC, neatly cancelled by black Maltese Crosses.

    A scarce multiple of the first printing of the world's second postage stamp and a real showpiece.

    GB Specialised Catalogue Number: DS5/c

    Accompanied with a 2010 British Philatelic Association (BPA) Certificate of Authenticity.

  • 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 1911 £1 deep green SG320var.
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    Great Britain 1911 £1 deep green SG320var.

    £2,200.00

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    Great Britain 1911 £1 deep green. A very fine unused original gum left hand marginal example printed at Somerset House, overprinted "SPECIMEN" type 22. Very scarce example of this famous stamp. SG320var.
  • Great Britain 1878 10s colour trial plate 1, SG128var.
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    Great Britain 1878 10s colour trial plate 1, SG128var.

    £2,500.00

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    Great Britain 1878 10s colour trial plate 1. A superb unmounted original gum top left hand corner marginal imperforate example lettered EF, printed in mauve and showing part sheet inscription. Overprinted "SPECIMEN" type 9. Wonderful quality and a very rare positional piece. SG128var.
  • Great Britain 1878 6d grey plate 17. SG147var
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    Great Britain 1878 6d grey plate 17. SG147var

    £2,750.00

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    Great Britain 1878 6d grey plate 17, SG147var. A very fine unused original gum imperforate imprimatur lettered AI. Very scarce being one of only 22 possible examples, many of which are tied up in institutional collections.
  • Great Britain 1959 Queen Elizabeth II 3d deep violet
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    Great Britain Queen Elizabeth II 1959 3d deep violet "Dollis Hill Phosphor Trial". A very fine perforated top marginal block of six on gummed crowns watermarked (upright) paper with a 4mm blue phosphor band printed over the ink between the two stamps, resulting in three stamps with a 2mm right band and three stamps with a 2mm left band. A scarce piece. GB Specialised catalogue number: ST7(3)b SG575var.
  • Great Britain 1971 7½p Christmas SG896b
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    Great Britain 1971 7½p Christmas SG896b

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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 1877 £5 Orange Plate 1, SGT18s
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    Great Britain 1877 £5 Orange Plate 1, SGT18s

    £2,800.00

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    Great Britain 1877 Telegraph £5 Orange Plate 1, SGT18s. A very fine unused original gum example lettered BF, overprinted "SPECIMEN" type 9. Scarce.

    Provenance: Ex Straus.

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

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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.
  • Great Britain 1876 8d die proof, SG156var
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    Great Britain 1876 8d die proof, SG156var

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    Great Britain 1876 8d die proof, SG156var. A very fine die proof without corner letters or plate numbers, printed in black on white glazed card (61 x 92mm), dated at top left "June 13. 1876". A scarce and attractive piece.
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    Lord Mountbatten signed photograph in frame

    £495.00

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    • A signed presentation photograph of Lord Louis Mountbatten in an original blue presentation frame by Jarrolds of Knightsbridge

    Lord Mountbatten was the second cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and an uncle to Prince Philip. He was Supreme Allied Commander in South East Asia during the Second World War and later served as Viceroy of India, First Sea Lord and Chief of Defence. He was assassinated by the IRA in 1979.

    This is a signed portrait of Lord Mountbatten in an 8.2 x 11 inch blue leather frame by Jarrolds of Knightsbridge, London. At the top is the symbol of the Order of the Garter – an elite organisation whose members are chosen by the British monarch.  

    Below is Mountbatten’s signature: "Mountbatten of Burma". The ink in the “M” of “Mountbatten” has oxidised somewhat but remains perfectly legible. 

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  • Victor Hugo signed document
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    Victor Hugo signed document

    £2,950.00

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    • A document signed by Victor Hugo in vibrant blue ink

    Victor Hugo is the author of some of the most celebrated works in French literature, including Les Miserables (1862) and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831).

    Victor Hugo signed this 10.7 x 8 inch document while in exile in Jersey in 1852-1855. A staunch republican, he left France when Napoleon III seized power in 1851. The paper is connected with a society of French refugees on the island and is signed by several other names. 

    Hugo left Jersey for Guernsey in 1855, where he wrote Les Miserables. 

    Victor Hugo’s autograph is by far the largest and most prominent. He signs in deep blue ink – the “g” of his second name extending in a breathtaking loop. It’s a spectacular specimen and rare in this colour (Hugo tended to use black ink).

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  • Great Britain 1883 9d dull green (Government Parcels), SGO63.
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    Great Britain 1883 9d dull green (Government Parcels), SGO63. A very fine used example of this difficult departmental issue lettered KQ, neatly tied to a small piece by a Hammersmith Broadway circular date stamp for MR.8.87. A scarce stamp in such fine condition. The SG catalogue price is £1,200.

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  • Great Britain 1883 6d die proof, SG194var.
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    Great Britain 1883 6d die proof, SG194var.

    £950.00

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    Great Britain 1883 6d die proof, SG194var. A very fine example printed in black on white glazed card (92 x 60mm) without corner letters, dated "10 AUG 83" and endorsed "BEFORE HARDENING". Showing small mark on design from the date handstamp not detracting from this scarce proof.  The SG catalogue price is £1,400.

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