Lot 179Great Britain, Propaganda & Caricature Envelopes, eleven unused entires; seven J. Valentine creations with two different Universal Brotherhood designs, Intemperance design, anti-war "Nation Shall Not Lift Up Sword…" (state 1 & 2), anti-slavery (unrecorded state), first Ocean Penny Postage design (state 8), four Mulready caricature creations including Spooner no.'s 6 & 11, Menzies (state 1B), also a Deraemaeker Forbes design, Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 180Great Britain, (Mulready Caricature) Fores's Comic Envelope, No. 1, unused small size caricature envelope, endorsed with compliments to artist John William Upham; light wear along fold at top, F.-V.F. and rare, it has been estimated that only 20 to 30 unused examples have survived.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 181Great Britain, (Temperance) Intemperance as the Bane of Society, allover J. Valentine design (state 1) on fresh cover franked with 1841, 1d red brown tied by "715" barred oval handstamp, reverse with blue "Skipton, Au 30, 1850" origin, Very Fine and choice, a wonderful example of this Valentine temperance design.
SG No. 8 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 182Great Britain, (Ocean Penny Postage) Ocean Penny Postage, Races of Mankind design with Mitchell imprint and pink embossed hand-in-hand seal of the Brotherhood on backflap (state 1), on 1852 cover franked with 1841, 1d red brown tied by bold "26" barred oval handstamp, on local London cover addressed by social reform activist Elihu Burritt, with circular "Too Late, G.P.O." handstamp, origin and receiving backstamps; small cover tear at top and nick at bottom, otherwise Very Fine; with 1972 R.P.S. certificate.
SG No. 8 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 183Great Britain, (Ocean Penny Postage) Ocean Penny Postage, Charles Gilpin allover design (state 3), on fresh cover to Walthamstow franked with 1841, 1d red brown tied by "233" barred oval handstamp, matching "Darlington, My 17, 1853" origin cds on reverse with red London transit; wax seal neatly cut from backflap, Very Fine and choice, design by Henry Anelay, a prominent member of the Elihu Burritt movement.
SG No. 8 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE GILPIN OCEAN PENNY POSTAGE STEAMSHIP DESIGN.
Lot 184Great Britain, 1840, Mulready Letter Sheet, 1d Black, stereo A241, form 5, bright and fresh, canceled by black Maltese cross cancel with "T.P. Gt.Marylebone St" handstamp alongside, to Edmonton with red London "No 12, 1840" boxed date stamp on reverse, Very Fine and choice. Scott No. U3.
S.G. Spec. No. ME1 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 185Great Britain, 1840, Mulready Letter Sheet, 1d Black, bright and fresh, canceled by neat red Maltese cross cancel, addressed to Radcliffe Observatory in Oxford, reverse with London "Jy 4, 1840" origin and red receiving cds, Very Fine. Scott No. U3.
S.G. Spec. No. ME1 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 186Great Britain, 1840, Mulready Letter Sheet, 1d Black, stereo A8, canceled by bold red Maltese cross cancel and addressed to Hipley, reverse with brownish "LS, My 8, 1840" Third Day of Issue origin cross postmark, with notation inside "this is the new post system"; vertical folds, otherwise Very Fine, a very early usage. S.G. Spec. No. ME1.
Scott No. U3 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 187Great Britain, 1840, Mulready Letter Sheet, 1d Black, stereo A8, addressed to Eye with two strikes of black Maltese cross canceling, reverse with "Stowmarket, DE 28 1841" datestamp, "Eye, DE 29 1841" receiving double-arc datestamp, Very Fine. S.G. Spec. No. ME1.
Scott No. U3 $500.
Sixty years earlier, Eye became famous when a lead box was found by the river there containing 600 Roman gold coins, the largest such cache ever found in Great Britain.
Lot 188Great Britain, 1840, Mulready Letter Sheet, 1d Black, stereo A81, addressed to Leicestershire and canceled by Maltese cross cancel, reverse with London "F - Fe 25, 1841" origin cds; docketing at left, Very Fine. S.G. Spec. No. ME1.
Scott No. U3 Estimate $150 - 200.