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Early January 2024

21st CENTURY AUCTIONS

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GREAT BRITAIN
Great Britain 1840 1d Blacks & 2d Blues


PB166) Great Britain 1840 1d Black SG2 from plate 7 lettered F-B. Tied to small piece with 2 line Southend Penny Post Handstamp above. 3 margins, cut into at base, but showing portions of adjoining stamps at top and left. Attractive piece cancelled by Red Maltese Cross, cat.  450 pounds = $795 at time of listing. Priced well at $359

GB849) Great Britain 1840 2d Deep Blue SG Spec. D57 lettered Q-C, superb colour. Very attractive 3 margin example, into at top right. Cancelled by near full crisp black Maltese Cross. Cat. £1400 = $2450 at time of listing. Priced well at $995

GB850) Great Britain 1840 2d Blue SG 5 lettered L-O, attractive fault free 4 margin example. Cancelled y clean black Maltese Cross. Cat. £975 = $1700 at time of listing. Good value at $795

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GB1080) Great Britain 1847 partial entire with 1841 1d Red-brown imperf (four margins) with what appears to be a large coloured flaw on the Queen’s cheek, tied by 1844 style obliterator 838 of Southwold, with a fairly clear strike of the two line ‘Southwold/Penny Post’ marking, scarce & attractive, Price $199

GB1081) Great Britain 1849 large piece with 1841 1d Red-brown imperf (2.5 margins) tied by 1844 style obliterator 285 of Exeter, with clear strike of circular ‘FORE-STREET-HILL’ receiving house mark in blue, also Exeter & Torrington cds, attractive, Price $99

GB709) Great Britain 1855/7 Queen Victoria 1/- Azure Paper, SG 73a. Nice fine used example of a rare stamp cat. £2000, price $1595
 
GB3039) Great Britain 1862-64 QV Small uncoloured corner letters 6d Lilac SG 84, ms cancel with barred numeral ‘567’ on Newton Abbot applied over it, unusual, Cat £120, Price $49
 
GB3038) Great Britain 1873-80 QV Large coloured corner letters 4d Sage-green SG 153 plate 16, ms cancel with London obliterator cancel applied over it, unusual, Cat £300, Price $99
 
GB3046) Great Britain 1873-80 QV Large coloured corner letters watermark Small anchor 2½d Rosy-mauve white paper plate 2 SG 139, neat barred numeral cancel Good used Cat £120, Price $59

GB725) Great Britain 1876 Queen Victoria 4d Vermilion plate 15, lettered J-E, E-J. Fine used full perf example cancelled by numeral 131. Cat. £525, price $395

GB872) Great Britain 1876 large coloured corner letters 8d Orange SG 156, tied to small piece by ‘NW/8’ London duplex cancel, couple of nibbled perfs, Good used, Cat £350, Price $99
 
GB873) Great Britain 1876 large coloured corner letters 8d Orange SG 156, tied to small piece by slightly smudged ‘NW/8’ London duplex cancel, Good used, Cat £350, Price $109

GB874) Great Britain 1876 large coloured corner letters 8d Orange SG 156, tied to small piece by ‘NW/8’ London duplex cancel, nibbled corner perf, Good used, Cat £350, Price $99
 
GB878) Great Britain 1876 large coloured corner letters 8d Orange SG 156, with bold Scottish duplex ‘115’ of Broughty Ferry, Good used, Cat £350, Price $99
 
GB3043) Great Britain 1880-81 QV 2d Deep rose SG 168a, squared circle cancel Nice used, Cat £120, Price $49
 
GB3042) Great Britain 1880-81 QV 5d Indigo SG 169, with private perfin ‘HUTH’, light squared circle cancel Nice used, Cat £175, Price $99
 
GB3041) Great Britain 1880-81 QV 5d Indigo SG 169, with private perfin ‘YC/AW?’, bold squared circle cancel Good used, Cat £175, Price $79
 
GB3037) Great Britain 1880-83 QV Large coloured corner letters 4d Grey-brown plate 17 SG 160, neat REGISTERED cancel, Nice used, Cat £80, Price $39

GB881) Great Britain 1880-83 watermark Crown 1/- Orange-brown plate 14 SG 163, heavyish barred numeral cancel, Good Used, Cat £170, Price $79
 
GB882) Great Britain 1880-83 QV watermark Crown 1/- Orange-brown plate 14 SG 163, heavy indistinct barred numeral cancel, Good Used, Cat £170, Price $79
 
GB736) Great Britain 1883 Queen Victoria 4d Dull Green SG 192. Fine used full perf. cds example lettered F-I, I-F, correct colour. Small part blue crayon in top margin.  Cat. £210, price $125
 
GB732) Great Britain 1883 Queen Victoria 9d Dull Green SG 195. Fine used cds example lettered G-A, A-G., correct colour. Blunt lower left corner perf. Cancelled by Southminster cds of FE 4 84.   Cat. £480, price $325

GB883) Great Britain 1883-84 QV 2/6d Lilac SG 178, neat hooded LONDON cds cancel, Nice used, Cat £1500, Price $690
 
GB884) Great Britain 1883-84 QV 2/6d Lilac SG 178, small thin at left, neat ‘HOLBORN B.O.’ cds cancel, Nice used, Cat £1500, Price $390
 
GB885) Great Britain 1883-84 QV 2/6d Lilac & 5/- Crimson SG 178 & 181, the 2/6d with a small thin, 5/- with a pulled perf, bold cancels, Good used, Cat £410, Price $69
 
GB3050) Great Britain 1883-84 QV 2½d Lilac & 6d Dull green SG 190 & 194, good colour, both with barred numeral cancels Nice used, Cat £260, Price $109
 
GB3049) Great Britain 1883-84 QV 9d Dull green SG 195, horizontal pair (BH/BI) with light centrally struck indistinct cds cancel, right unit with one nibbled perf at top, rich, full original colour, rare this nice and as a multiple, Fine used Cat £960 as singles, Price $599
 
GB2064) Great Britain 1883-84 QV 1/- Dull green SG 196, horizontal pair (EI/EJ) with LOMBARD ST duplex cancel, few nibbled perfs & some perfs trimmed at base, rich, full original colour, scarce multiple, Good used Cat £650 as singles, Price $119

GB813) GB 1887-92 QV Jubilee 10d Dull purple & scarlet SG 210b, lightly hinged Mint, Cat £95, Price $99
 
GB3054) Great Britain 1887-92 QV Jubilee £1 Green SG 212, indistinct cds & fairly lightly struck parcel cancel, attractive stamp, Nice used Cat £800, Price $649

GB235) GB 1899 Halfpenny Postal stationery card, uprated by ½d Vermilion QV Jubilee to Dr. David Gill CB FRO, Director Royal Observatory Cape of Good Hope, from The Royal Astronomical Society. Cancelled by London W 29 Duplexes of DE 12 99, and with Observatory Road C.G.H. cds of DE 30 99. A very quick sea journey, which today still takes 16 days! David Gill was one of the most remarkable astronomers in the history of Southern African Astronomy. When Gill took over, the Observatory was outdated. He set out to modernise the facility and when he retired, the Cape Observatory was one of the finest and best equipped observatories in the world. Gill pioneered astro photography and did an incredible amount of work towards establishing photographic catalogues of the Southern Sky. He was also a remarkable person outside of the field of astronomy. On 18 May 1869, at age 26 in a time when photography was still in its experimental stage, Gill took a picture of the Moon. It can safely be said that it was this achievement – the photograph was an excellent one, even by later standards – which drew attention to the young amateur and started him off on the career, which was to bring him international fame, and provide astronomers all over the world with a priceless new research tool.” A very rare survivor, price $295

GB233) GB 1901 2d Blue registered envelope to Robert Innes, Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope. Uprated by 2 x ½d Green Jubilees and cancelled with cds’s of Royal Exchange Birmingham of FE 15 01, additionally Birmingham oval reg’d cds on face of the same date plus London Hooded Registered cds in Violet of the following day. Reverse bears squared circle arrival h/stamp of Observatory Road, CGH dated MR 5 01. All clean strikes. Robert Thorburn Ayton Innes FRSE FRAS (10 November 1861 – 13 March 1933) was a Scottish astronomer best known for discovering Proxima Centauri in 1915, and numerous binary stars. He was also the first astronomer to have seen the Great January Comet of 1910, on 12 January. He was the founding director of a meteorological observatory in Johannesburg, which was later converted to an astronomical observatory and renamed to Union Observatory. He was the first Union Astronomer. Innes House, designed by Herbert Baker, built as his residence at the observatory, today houses the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers. Great Historical Item, price $495
 
GB247) GB 1902 1d UPU Postcard to Robert Innes, Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope from Bookseller Bernard Quaritch, Piccadilly stating that books requested have been sold. The Quaritch book company still exists. Card is cancelled by clean strike of London W. squared circle No. 65 dated FE 7 02. Reverse bears transit cds of G.P.O. Cape Town, Cape Colony of 25 FEB 02 and arrival cds at Observatory Road C.G.H. of the same day. Another remarkably quick sea journey of 18 days, against today’s 16. Robert Thorburn Ayton Innes FRSE FRAS (10 November 1861 – 13 March 1933) was a Scottish astronomer best known for discovering Proxima Centauri in 1915, and numerous binary stars. He was also the first astronomer to have seen the Great January Comet of 1910, on 12 January. He was the founding director of a meteorological observatory in Johannesburg, which was later converted to an astronomical observatory and renamed to Union Observatory. He was the first Union Astronomer. Innes House, designed by Herbert Baker, built as his residence at the observatory, today houses the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers. Great Historical Item, price $295
 
GB240/242) GB 1901 2 x Halfpenny Green QV complete Wrappers to Reg. Sergt. Major Hubert Reynolds, Imperial Yeomanry at Green Point Transit Camp, Cape Town. Bother are cancelled by Daventry Duplexes of MY 22 & JU 4 01 respectively. Green Point Common, Cape Town, during the Second Boer War was used as a transit camp for prisoners of war to be shipped to remote islands. Reynolds, Hubert 4894, Sergeant 37th Coy., 10th Bn. I.Y. is listed as a medal recipient for the Boer War. Scarce survivors, price $395 the pair.
 
GB251) GB 1902 Boer War small cover to a doctor at Boshof, Orange River Colony, re-addressed to Paarl, Cape Colony. Bears ½d Blue green KEVII cancelled by London E.C. No. 63 cds of 1 MR 02with Boshof arrival cds of AP 1 02, plus "Passed Censor Kimberley W. Elton Major" circular cachet, plus small circular P in blue. Reverse bears various transit cds’s including Boshof, Paarl and Kimberley, 2 x cds’s of MR 22 & AP 9 to reflect the redirection. Scarce item, price $350
 
GB2062) Great Britain 1911-13 Edw VII 1/- Green & carmine SG 314, light indistinct cds cancel Fine used, Cat £60, Price $29.99

GB886) Great Britain 1911-13 Edw VII 5/- Carmine SG 318, neat ‘CHELTENHAM’ cds cancel, Nice used, Cat £200, Price $99
 
GB887) Great Britain 1911-13 Edw VII 5/- Carmine SG 318, neat ‘LEEDS’ parcel cancel, Good used, Cat £200, Price $69
 
GB888) Great Britain 1911-13 Edw VII 5/- Carmine SG 318, heavy parcel cancel, Good used, Cat £200, Price $59

GB3051) Great Britain 1925 Exhibition 1½d Brown SG 433, light machine cancel, Cat £70, Price $29

GB2063) Great Britain 1934 Re-engraved Seahorses 5/- Bright rose-red SG 451, with private perfin ‘KB/B’, light BIRMINGHAM cds cancel Fine used, Cat £85, Price $49

GB890) Great Britain 1934 Re-engraved Seahorses 2/6d Chocolate-brown SG 450, private puncture ‘U.H’ (Unilever House?), light parcel cancel, Good used Cat £40, Price $29

GB875) Great Britain 1934 Re-engraved Seahorses 5/- Bright rose-red & 10/- Indigo SG 451 & 452, the 5/- with light indistinct parcel cancel, the 10/- with neat oval ‘REGISTERED’ cancel, Nice used Cat £165, Price $79

GB892) Great Britain 1934-36 KGV Photogravure 10d Turquoise-blue SG 448, two shades, Cat £20, Price $19.99
 
GB2065) Great Britain 1939-48 KGVI 10/- Dark blue SG 478, block of 4 with light centrally struck indistinct cds Fine used, scarce multiple Cat £88 as singles, Price $69
 
GB2066) Great Britain 1939-48 KGVI 10/- Dark blue SG 478, block of 4 with four indistinct (Bournemouth?) cds cancel, Fine used, scarce multiple Cat £88 as singles, Price $69
 
GB2067) Great Britain 1939-48 KGVI 10/- Dark blue SG 478, block of 4 with light centrally struck indistinct slightly smudged cds Fine used, scarce multiple Cat £88 as singles, Price $69
 
GB2068) Great Britain 1939-48 KGVI 10/- Dark blue SG 478, block of 6 with three light centrally struck indistinct cds cancels Fine used, scarce multiple Cat £132 as singles, Price $109
 
GB3068) Great Britain 1948 KGVI Silver Wedding set SG 493-94 MUH, Cat £40, Price $39
 
GB3067) Great Britain 1948 KGVI Silver Wedding £1 Blue SG 494, slightly smudged cancel Nice used, Cat £40, Price $3

GB866) Great Britain 1948 Registered Silver Wedding Illustrated First Day Cover, cancelled by neat cds’s of South Norwood AP 26 48. Neat clean cover, rarely seen. Price $895
 
GB194) Great Britain 1951 KGVI Festival 10/- Ultramarine SG 511, gum wrinkles MUH Cat £15, Price $14.99
 
GB896) Great Britain 1959 QEII Phosphor-graphite 1d Ultramarine, 1½d Green & 4½d Chestnut SG 600-01 & 609 MUH, Cat £45, Price $39
MGB178) Jersey 1969 Definitives, Inauguration MUH, Price $62.90

GB010ML) Great Britain 1971-96 Machin booklet panes: ½p 2 band with label, 2½p Magenta with 1 label & with 2 labels, 2½p Magenta (2) & 3p Ultramarine (4) pane & 3p Ultramarine & label, SG X841m, 851l, 851m, 852l & 855l MUH, Cat £16.50, Price $19.99

MGB189) Great Britain 1987 P&O Opt CAPEX '87 Prestige Booklet MUH. Price $41
GB2058) Great Britain 1990 4 different London Life booklet panes Price $50

GB006ML) Great Britain 1989-90 50p Aircraft booklets Atlanta/Dragon Rapide & BAC 1-11/VC 10 SG FB55 & 57 MUH, Cat £17.50, Price $19.99

GB011ML) Great Britain 1989-90 Machin barcode booklets £1.16 Worldwide Postcard 29p both types: 2 band & phosperised paper SG GG1 & GG2 MUH, Cat £24, Price $29

GB008ML) Great Britain 24p Chestnut Machin Postal Forgery right marginal block of 4 MUH, Price $29.99

GB009ML) Great Britain Greetings booklets 1990 20p Smilers & 1991 1st Smilers SG KX1 & KX3 MUH, Cat £27, Price $35

GB007ML) Great Britain 1988-93 £1 booklets Dickens Great Expectations, Mills Wicken Fen, Punch & Education University of Wales SG FH16, 18, 23 & 28 MUH, Cat £18.50, Price $19.99
GB2056) Great Britain 2000 Stamp Show M/Sheet MUH on album page. Price $52

GB002ML) Great Britain selection of better 1993-2017 eliptical perf Machins 7p Grey, 34p Yellow-olive & 43p Sepia perf 15 x 14 SG Y1672, 1697 & 1717, all in blocks of 4, the 34p with De La Rue logo imprint, MUH Cat £49, Price $59

GB003ML) Great Britain 1993-2017 eliptical perf Machins 35p Yellow (phosphorised paper) SG Y1699 x 3 including a vertical pair MUH, Cat £22.50, Price $24.99

GB004ML) Great Britain 1993-2017 eliptical perf Machins 41p Drab (phosphorised paper) SG Y1713 x 5 including two vertical pairs MUH, Cat £37.50, Price $45

GB005ML) Great Britain 1993-2017 eliptical perf Machins 43p Sepia perf 15 x 14 SG x 7 including a two pairs MUH, Cat £33.25, Price $35

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