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Early March 2020

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Great Britain 1840 1d Blacks

We have more than 60 1d Blacks, the World’s 1st postage stamp in stock ranging in price from $100 to $895. Every collector ought to have one!

PB83) GB 1840 (SG.3) 1d grey black plate 11 lettered O F, Nice 4 margin example with indistinct black Maltese cross, expertising signature in pencil on reverse, mounted on album page with helpful descriptive notes for identifying this rare plate, CAT £4600. Price $2125 

PB85) GB 1840 (SG.1) 1d intense black plate 1B lettered G E, 4 complete margins, lightly struck Maltese cross cancel in vermilion, CAT £525 as normal red cross. Price $795 

PB86) GB 1840 (SG.2) 1d black plate 2 lettered B K, 4 complete even margins, lightly struck Maltese cross cancel in red, CAT £375. Price $539

PB87) GB 1840 (SG.2) 1d black plate 4 lettered M I, 4 complete margins, crisp Maltese cross cancel in red, CAT £400.Price $569

PB88) GB 1840 (SG.2) 1d black plate 6 lettered M C, 4 complete margins, cleanly struck Maltese cross in red, CAT. £375. Price $539

PB89) GB 1840 (SG.3) 1d grey-black (worn plate) plate 1a, lettered H I, 4 complete margins bold strike of ruby Maltese cross cancel, CAT £500 as normal red cancel. Price $725

PB90) GB 1840 (SG.3) 1d grey-black (worn plate) plate 3 lettered P B, 4 complete margins, bold Maltese cross cancel in black, CAT MIN. £500. Popular corner letter combination which can serve as acronym for "penny black". Minor rub to lower left square. Nice example of this better plate. Price $750 

PB3) GB 1840 1d Black plate 5, lettered TE, 4 good margins, and a Ruby Maltese Cross which leaves profile clear.  Cat. 1200 pounds. Price $665

PB7) GB 1840 1d Black unplated example lettered AH,  4 margins, showing part of lower stamp, and a neat Ruby Red centrally struck Maltese Cross. Cat 1200 pounds. Price $665

PB69) Great Britain 1840 1d Black SG 2, plate 5, lettered B – E. Nice 4 margin example on entire wrapper Ireland to Sheffield Yorkshire.  Cancelled by bright red Maltese Cross and with cds of Enniscorthy DE 3 1840, and Dublin Diamond arrival handstamp in vermilion of the next day. Cat. £750, for use in England, this is way scarcer. Price $1195

PB65) Great Britain 1840 1d black QV, plate 2, block of 4, used, SG # 2. check letters QG, QH, RG, RH, used with indistinct Maltese Cross Cancels. Blocks of 4 of the penny black are very rare and catalogue at £25,000. This is a very nice item without creases, thins or other faults. The two left hand stamps are 3 margin, the right hand pair each have 4 large margins. Price $22,500

PB66) Great Britain- 1840 1d black QV, plate 6, horizontal strip of 4 on cover SG # 2. Plate 6, horizontal strip of 4, check letters SF to SI on an entire wrapper. The 4d franking was for a 2oz letter, so presumably contained several pages of correspondence, most likely of a legal nature. Has a partial 22 FEB 1841 reverse cancel. The stamps are all 3 margin, close at bottom, and showing parts of 2 other stamps at top. Each cancelled by a neat black Maltese Cross, with a double cancel to the 4th stamp (contrary to regulations) A block of 4 stamps not on cover is catalogued at £25,000. Price $7750

PB4) GB 1840 1d Black plate 2, lettered KE, 4 good margins, and a neat Red Brown cleanly struck Maltese Cross. Price $595

PB5) GB 1840 1d Black plate 8, lettered BH, 4 good margins, and a lightly struck Red Maltese Cross. Price $595

PB8) GB 1840 1d Black unplated example, lettered BF, 3 good margins, just touching  at bottom and a neat central Magenta Maltese  Cross, cat. 3000 pounds.  Price $895

PB12) GB 1840 1d Black, SG 2 lettered O-F. 4 large margin unplated example, cancelled by nice strike of red Maltese cross. Cat. £375. Price $525

PB15) GB 1d 1840 Black SG2, plate 8, lettered J-G. Fault free 4 margin example with neat red Maltese cross cancel. Cat. £525. Price $425

PB16) GB 1840 1d Black, SG 2 lettered R-C. Nice 4 margin unplated example, cancelled by complete light strike of red Maltese cross. Cat. £525. Price $495

PB19) GB 1840 1d Black SG2.  Great looking   4 margin example from plate 1 with Full centrally struck Bright Red Maltese Cross cancel. Lettered K – F  Cat. £375 price $595

Great Britain other issues

GB259) Great Britain 1840 2d Blue Mulready Lettersheet SG ME3, Fine used to Berkeley Sq. London with neat Black Maltese Cross cancel, reverse cds of Gosport MY 24 1842 in black also “A 25 MY 25 1842” cds in red. Some opening damage at rear and a little aged. Cat. £2400, price $1850

GB252) Great Britain 1841 Red-Brown Imperforate, SG 8-12. Complete reconstructed sheet of 240 stamps on Lighthouse pages. Very rare assembly. Cat. £8400 as single stamps, price $1525

GB253) Great Britain 1856-58 1d Red-Brown Imperforate, SG 37-41. Complete reconstructed sheet of 240 stamps on Lighthouse pages. Very rare assembly. Cat. Minimum £2880 as single stamps, price $2150 

GB297) Great Britain 1864-79 1d Red plate No. 92. Fresh well centred mint with original gum, lettered I-J, J-I. Cat. £55, price $49

GB254) Great Britain 1864-79 1d Red plates, letters in all 4 corners. Complete reconstructed sheet of 240 stamps (various plate numbers) on Lighthouse pages. Very rare assembly. Cat. Minimum £900 as single stamps, price $419

GB255) Great Britain 1864-79 1d Red plates, letters in all 4 corners. Near Complete set of plate numbers, on Lighthouse pages. Missing only 77 and 222-225. 209 is mint with original gum. Price $575

GB190) GB 1841 1d Red Brown with IVORY HEAD, 4 margins mint original gum, lettered N C. Small tone spot at base. Guideline lower left corner SG 8, cat. £600, price $165

GB131) Great Britain 1848 10d brown Embossed Queen Victoria Die 1. Horizontal strip of 3, cut square with generally good margins, plus two horizontal pairs of 1841 imperf. 2d blues, 4 margin  plate 3. from the top left hand row of the same sheet check letters AA-AD. Used on cover, part back is missing. Each with ‘107’ numeral cancel of Bradford, Yorkshire 1 MR 1849 to Frankfurt am Main. Has been endorsed at the top in pen (underneath the stamps) “via Ostend” and “Contains only Patterns.” (In German) Has a German Aus. England per Aachen Franco boxed cancel. The 38d (= 3s/2d) franking was the rate for an item under ¾oz in weight sent to the German States via Belgium. SG Cat. # 14 + 57 (Specialised Cat. Nos. ES11 + H2(1)) Reverse bears an unframed  Bradford cds in Blue of MR 1 1849 plus a red arrival cds dated MR 2 1846! Clearly the year date slug is an error.  1849 A single 10d Embossed is cat. £3200 on cover, however the 1st and 3rd 10d both appear Part Double Impression, cat. £20,000 each off cover. Attractive and rare, price $27,500

GB160) Great Britain 1848 10d Brown Embossed. 3 margin lightly used example. Very presentable example facially, but is thinned. SG 67 Cat. £1500. Budget priced stamp at well under 10% cat. $249

GB2) GB 1847, 1/- Pale Green Embossed. SG 54. Fine 3 good margin example, 4th  just touched at the top. Cancelled by Barred Numeral 41 (2 strikes) Cat.  1000 pounds. Well-priced at under 15% cat. $249

GB81) GB 1865 – 73, 4d Vermilion, plate 12 SG 94  Mint unhinged, lettered C – G / G - C. Cat. £575 for hinged. Superb fresh premium quality stamp, price $675

GB53) GB 1880 -83, 2.5d Blue plate 23. Mint very lightly hinged. SG 157, lettered L – H/H – L. Cat. £450. Very fresh with great colour and full perfs., centred left. Price £229

GB60) GB 1880 – 83 3d on 3d & 6d on 6d Overprints. SG 159 & 162, mint hinged, the 3d being extremely fine. Lettered A – N / N – A and D – L /L – D respectively. Both full perfs. With reasonable centring for these. Cat.  £1325. Price $659

GB56) GB 1880 – 8, 2d Pale Rose SG 168, mint lightly hinged. Fresh full perf. example centred right. Cat. £340, price $239

GB298) Great Britain 1883 4d Dull Green, in correct colour MNG. SG 192 Cat. Mint at £580. Under 5% cat. at  $49

GB267) Great Britain 1882 5/- Plate 4 BLUED PAPER lettered E B – B E. Nicely centred used example with 1884 Lombard St. London L.S. 2 Duplex cancel. Plate number clear of the postmark. Cat. £4800. Price $1250   

GB266) Great Britain 1883/4 2/6d, 5/- & 10/- all blued papers, SG 175-177, Cat. £13,750. Reasonable used set, 2/6d & 5/- expertised on reverse. Price $2295  

GB263) GB QV 1883-84 SG180s 5s Rose lettered H N – N H Specimen Ovpt. Type 9, fresh mint hinged. Centred to upper right and with one short perf. at top. Cat. £450, price $275

GB264) GB QV 1883-84 SG183s 10/- Ultramarine lettered B J – J B Specimen Ovpt. Type 9, fresh mint hinged. Well centred with full perfs. Minor soiling to lower right corner. Cat. £550, price $375   

GB265) Great Britain 1883 – 84 10/- Cobalt Blue, SG 182. Very rare shade, cat £8250. Bright colour, well centred used example with heavyish London Rubber cds of 21 JUN 90. A few nibbled perfs top left, otherwise a very nice sound stamp. Price $1230

GB262) Great Britain 1884 £1 Brown- Lilac SG 185 lettered A O – O A, fine used. Cancelled by Lombard St.? London duplex, largely leaving Queen’s profile clear. Well centred and with good perfs. Cat. £3000, price $1125 

GB299) GB 1887 Jubilee set ½d – 1/- (both) set of 14 used on ancient approval book page. Cat. Value £430 plus. Good spacefiller set for under 5% catalogue, $39

GB261) Great Britain 1891 £1 Green SG212, superb used lettered B R – R B. Cancelled by small cds of Glasgow MR 2 92. Fresh well centred with full perfs. Trace of blue registration crayon to lower left. Cat. £800, price $725

GB74) GB 1902 – 11 Chalky paper set of 9 to 1/-,  fresh mint lightly hinged, Cat. between SG 223 – 259. Price $315

GB71) 1905 2/6d KEVII Pale Dull Purple SG261. Magnificent lightly hinged example, with fresh white gum, full perfs. and perfect centring. Cat. £350 Price $295

GB70) 1905 2/6d KEVII Dull Purple SG262. Lightly hinged example,  full perfs. and perfect centring.. £350, Price $275

GB78) GB 1915 DLR Seahorses set of 3, fresh mint lightly hinged. Lovely set to 10/-, between SG 408 – 413, the 2/6d being the Seal Brown.  Way above average for these.  Cat.  £4,375. Price $3375

GB13a) GB 1915 5/- Pale Rose Seahorse SG410. DLR printing, fine used cds example, well centred and with full perfs. Cat.  £500. Nice looking example, and hard to find in this condition. Priced at just 30% cat. Price $249

GB166) GB 1939 2/6d Brown on early 1940 Censored Airmail Cover to Sydney.  Rare solo use on cover. Cancelled by London cds of 17 FE 40m and with Red Censor Tape.  Roughly opened at top left  but still an attractive typewritten address cover. Very scarce, price $149

GB222) Great Britain - 1948 (SG.494) Silver Wedding £1 corner MUH block of 4 with Plate No. '1', and sheet No. excellent centring, together with the 2½d in a corner block of 4. (8). Superb fresh Mint Unhinged. Cat.£160+, price $239

GB136) Great Britain 1948 – 51. You will never see this again! The three KGVI One Pound issues on separate Registered covers, all to USA.  1) 1948 Pound FDC London – Michigan, 2) 1948 Silver Wedding pair FDC London – Michigan, 3) 1951 Pound COMMERCIAL ! REG’D COVER, London – Iowa, with London Oval Reg’d cancel 9 JU 51. All with nice arrival backstamps. These are a must for any cover collector of GB, price $1325

GB174) Great Britain 1953 Small Typewritten Airmail Cover to USA. Bears solo use 2/6d Green 1951 Festival. Minor aging. Scarce solo franking. Price $69

GB296) Great Britain 1955 Waterlow Printing 1st HV Castles, 2/6d - £1 SG 536/9. Mint Lightly Hinged. Minor scuff to l/h top of 2/6d otherwise fresh well centred set. Cat. £250 for unhinged. Cheap Price  $72

GB290) Great Britain 1978 90p booklets Llangollen Canal, both left and right margin editions. Fine and fresh mint unhinged. The right margin is scarcest of all the folder booklets. Cat. £550! Perfs better than average for this. Price $325

BUY OR BID SALE Early March 2020 – St Patrick’s Day Sale

Buy now at the listed price or bid a lower figure. Bids will be considered at Midday Tuesday 17th March 2020
Orders and Bids accepted by phone, mail or email.

Provided the item has not sold at the full price, bids at 75% to 95% will have a good chance of success; 65% - 74% will have a reasonable chance of success. Bids below 50% to 64% will have minimal chance of success, but still worth a try!

Bid for as many alternatives as you wish, but please put a dollar cap on your total spending, and we will allocate lots according to what is available.

Orders at full price above $500 are post free within Australia. Layby welcome for orders above $500. Scans or colour photocopies of individual stamps, covers or sets are available on request.

Many smaller items, including a lot that are not on this list may be found in our eBay listings. Our store name is 21st-century-auctions

Postage and insurance extra, Free Within Australia above $500. We accept all cards and PayPal at no fee. Hours generally 10am – 6pm Mon – Fri, but we will often answer the phone after hours.

All of our items carry our 14 day satisfaction guarantee, EXCEPTING Collections, packets and mixtures, these may not be returned for any reason.

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