Lot 463Great Britain, 1840, 1d black. Three covers franked with 1d single, all with four margins, one close at top, but others mostly large margins, two tied by black Maltese Cross cancel & one in red, Very Fine. SG No. 2.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 464Great Britain, 1840, 2d Muready. With bold red Maltese cross upper middle & backstamped black "Bath Ju 25 1850 B" cds on the reverse, portion of "Postage" flap reduced on reverse, otherwise Extremely Fine (no photo).
Scott No. U4 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 465 oGreat Britain, 1841 1d Plate Reconstruction. Mounted on quadrille pages; missing only one stamp for completion (K-C), with many additional including pair, 4-margin, well over 400 stamps; condition mixed, a fine reference (no photo).
Scott No. 3 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 466Great Britain, 1841, 1d red brown. Two four margin singles (one with tiny corner crease) tied by numeral "159" rectangular grid cancels on 1853 folded cover with to Belfast paying the 1d late fee for posting after hours and 1d inland fee, postmarked tiny Glascow cds & backstamped with yellowish orange cds of Glascow, the inside opens to reveal a printed broadside for the "Brig. Abigail" bound for Melbourne, Very Fine, Great usage!!! SG No. 8.
Scott No. 3 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 467Great Britain, 1841, 1d red brown. Tied by bold barred numeral "61" cancels on 1853 registered folded cover to London with "Bedford" backstamp postmark, endorsed manuscript "Registered" upper left corner, some cover discoloration, particularly around 2d strip, flap torn through Bedford postmark, F.-V.F., A nice franking of 7p which paid the correct 1p per half ounce inland rate, plus 6p registration fee. SG No. 8.
Scott No. 3+4 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 468Great Britain, 1854 London, England to Broadway, England. Blue Official envelope with red embossed "General Post Office Dead Letter Office" crest on black flap, cover with "Dead Letter Office" imprint on front at bottom left & "Returned Paid Letter" at top right with red London cds, interior of envelope with printed instructions, "The enclosed Post-paid Letter not having been delivered for Reason assigned thereon, was opened here by the Officer appointed by Her Majesty's Postmaster-General for that purpose, and is now returned to the Writer. General Post Office. ROWLAND HILL, Secretary." and printed partial 11 line: "CAUTION to the Public as to sending Property by the Post.-As it is not safe to transmit Letters containing Coin through the Post, Persons having occasion to remit small Sums, are earnestly recommended to make use of the Money Order Office. Money Orders, for Sums exceeding 5 pounds, are granted and Paid at every Post Town the United Kingdom, and at the principal Receiving Houses In London. Persons who may desire to remit Bank Notes or Drafts payable to Bearer, or other valuable Property, any register the Letter on being sent, the Numbers, Dates, and Amounts, should be carefully taken; and the safest course will be to cut such Notes, &c., in half, sending each half by a separate Post. With the great convenience thus …. for sending Sums at so low a charge and the power given of Regis …., it is hoped the public will in all cases in futu… s of these methods.", Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 469Great Britain, 1854, 6d purple. Slightly touched with small scissor cut in bottom margin, tied in combination with 1855 2d blue by numeral 466 barred oval on 1856 Registered cover to London, 6d additionally tied by red London tombstone handstamp, cover folded & small nick upper middle, F.-V.F., Franking paid the correct one pence per half ounce letter rate for up to an ounce, and 6 pence registration fee. SG No. 60.
Scott No. 7 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 470Great Britain, 1864, 1d rose red. Tied by London duplex cancel on attractive Dundee printed envelope with Peace Propaganda design, used locally, back flap with printed three line "(Agent) Abel Morrall Needle Manuf1 High St. Manchester Designed and Engraved By J Valentine Dundee 20 Sent free for 12,50 for 16, 100 for 24, or 250 for 48 Pennypost stamps.", Very Fine. SG No. 43.
Scott No. 33 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 471 oGreat Britain, 1882, £1 brown lilac on bluish. Anchor watermark, town and small portions of red cancels, well centered, strong color, tiny thin speck at lower left, otherwise F.-V.F., an attractive example of one of the rarest key Queen Victoria high value issues. Scott No. 92 $8,500.
SG No. 132 £8,000 ($12,560).
Lot 472 oGreat Britain, 1882, £5 orange. Two strikes of oval registry cancel, well centered, lightened crayon manuscript, thins and small sealed tear at top, F.-V.F. appearance. Scott No. 93 $4,250.
SG No. 137 £4,000 ($6,280).