Lot 80Great Britain, 1840, 1d black, plate 3, lettered Q-G, clear to huge margins, tied by red Maltese cross cancel on folded letter to Kingsbridge, Devon, reverse with "Plymouth, July 13, 1840" origin cds, Very Fine, a scarce plate 3 usage. Scott No. 1.
SG No. 2 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 81Great Britain, 1840, 1d intense black, plate 8, lettered K-D, ample margins, tied by black Maltese cross cancel on folded letter sheet to Hawick, Scotland, reverse with red "Gatehouse, Ap 10, 1841" origin date stamp, Very Fine. SG No. 1.
Scott No. 1a Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 82 oGreat Britain, 1847, Queen Victoria (embossed), 1s pale green, horizontal pair, barred "466" oval cancels, margins large to just in at top left, F.-V.F. Scott No. 5.
SG No. 54 £2,000 for singles ($2,630).
Lot 83Great Britain, 1847, Queen Victoria (embossed), 1s pale green, top right corner sheet margin single, clear to large margins showing portion of adjacent stamp at bottom and full sheet margin around, canceled by "176" in barred diamond handstamp on cover to Sequin, Texas, blue "Donegal, Ju 26, 1852" origin cds on front and reverse and straight line "Mountcharles Donegal." handstamp, red "Am. Packet, Paid 24, Jul 11" entry cds tying stamp and red "21 Cents" credit handstamp; slight crease in sheet margin at right, otherwise Very Fine, an amazing sheet margin single on cover. Scott No. 5.
SG No. 54 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 84Great Britain, 1847, Queen Victoria (embossed), 1s pale green, group of thirteen on cover usages, all but three with cut-to-shape stamps; includes two single usages to India, other single usages to Canada, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, other usages to U.S. including strip of four and two singles usages to New York, also a 10p cut-to shape usage to Paris; condition varies, F.-V.F. overall. Scott No. 5-6.
SG No. 54//57 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 85 oGreat Britain, 1878, Queen Victoria, £1 brown lilac, Maltese Cross watermark, town cancels, rich color, Fine. Scott No. 75.
SG No. 129 £4,500 ($5,910).
Lot 86 ()Great Britain, 1884, Queen Victoria, 5s rose on white paper, Anchor watermark, top margin single, regummed, rich vibrant color, light horizontal crease at bottom, Very Fine appearance. Scott No. 108.
SG No. 180 £1,100 ($1,440).
Lot 87 SGreat Britain, 1882, Queen Victoria, £5 orange on bluish paper, overprinted "SPECIMEN", forged Birmingham town cancel over overprint, small fill margin thin at left, Very Fine appearance, an attractive space filler.
SG No. 133S Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 88 oGreat Britain, 1913, King George V "Seahorse", Waterlow printing, £1 green, London town cancel, rich color, Very Fine. Scott No. 176.
SG No. 403 £1,400 ($1,840).
Lot 89 EGreat Britain, 1928 Great Britain - Russia compound country issue, Dr. Eckerlin rotary press sample sheet, bearing reproductions of three G.B. 1902 1d KEVII and two Russia 1913 7k Nicholas II issues, on watermark wove paper (110x123mm), with additional pen marks, Very Fine, a very rare two country sample essay, accompanied by photocopy RPSL certificate for similar sheetlet.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Dr. Eckerlin was director of Herbst & Illig of Frankfort-am-Main, Germany. In 1928, Dr. Eckerlin contacted Treadway of ABN for purposes of promoting a proprietary rotary intaglio printing process that was faster and cheaper than steel engraving printing.