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Mid November 2019
21st CENTURY AUCTIONS
Great Britain 1840 1d Blacks
I 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!
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
PB6) GB 1840 1d Black plate 6, lettered AH , 4 decent margins, and a neat Ruby Red cleanly struck Maltese Cross clear of profile. 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
PB1) GB 1840 1d Black plate 1b, lettered KH, 4 generous margins, showing part of adjoining stamp at top, and a neat Red Maltese Cross. Price $595
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
PB10) GB 1840 1d Black plate 8, lettered JB , 4 margins, and a Red Maltese Cross clear of profile. Price a very reasonable $395
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
PB18) GB 1840 1d Black SG2. Lovely 4 margin example from plate 7 with neat Black Maltese Cross cancel. Lettered R – I Cat. £400 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
GB190) GB 1841 1d Red Brown with IVORY HEAD, 4 margins mint original gum, lettered N C. Small tone spot at base. Guide line 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
GB83) GB 1867 – 80, 1/- Green plate 5 fresh mint lightly hinged. SG 117, lettered G - E / E - G. Cat. £800. Well centred stamp of fine appearance, just a couple of pulled perfs at top. Price $279
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
GB54) GB 1880 – 83, 3d Rose plate 21. Mint lightly hinged. SG 158 lettered K – B / B – K. Cat. £500. Fresh well centred with full perfs. Price $329
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
GB65) GB 1883 5/- Rose SG 180, mint hinged. Lovely example, well centred with good colour and full perfs. Cat. £1100. Price $595
GB66) GB 1883 10/- Ultramarine, SG 183, mint hinged. Lovely example, well centred with good colour and full perfs. Cat. £2250. Price $1475
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
GB79) GB 1918 Bradbury Seahorses set of 3, fresh mint lightly hinged. Lovely set to 10/-, between SG 414 – 417, the 2/6d being the Chocolate shade. Confirming dot in top margin on all three stamps. Way above average for these. Cat. £960. Price $749
GB89) GB 1929 PUC set of 4, mint lightly hinged, SG 434/8. Cat. £765. The One Pound is particularly nice, once hinged with full perfs, well centred and no gum crackling. Price $859
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
GB167) Great Britain 1951 Festival of Britain low value pair plus 2/6d - £1 on 2 Express Delivery Postcards to Cambridge. All but the 5/- are marginal examples. Very clean and fresh, cat. £925 in 2012 as plain covers. All cancelled by neat central cds’s of Cambridge 3 MY 51. RARE! Well priced at a third of outdated cat. Price. $549
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
Buy now at the listed price or bid a lower figure. Bids will be considered at
Midday Friday 15th November 2019
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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!
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