Lot 2228Great Britain, 1840, Mulready Lettersheet, 1d black, stereo A 27, slight central bend, still Very Fine (photo on web site).
SG No. ME1 £325 ($420).
Lot 2229Great Britain, 1840, 1d black, four full to mostly large margins, tied by red Maltese cross cancel, reddish "T.P./OldBroad St." two-line handstamp at lower left on folded cover to London Coffee House, Lugate Hill, red London (7.23.1840) arrival backstamp, manuscript "2" pence due rating at left; accompanied by two 1d red uses, F.-V.F. group. SG No. 2.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2230 oGreat Britain, 1841, 2d blue, "white lines", plate 4, BD-BH, position BH is S.G. Specialized #ES14"o" variety, horizontal strip of 5, London inland "10" barred oval cancels, margins large to just in at ends, rich color, F.-V.F., with center strip of three choice very fine; with 2016 A.P.S. certificate. Scott No. 4 $700.
SG No. 14 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2231Great Britain, 1846 London to Santiago, Cuba, folded letter endorsed "pr West India Pkt" and rated at "2/3" in manuscript, London "Paid" datestamp cross, charged with "2" reales on receipt, with Baeza datestamp of Santiago on reverse, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2232Great Britain, 1847, Queen Victoria (embossed), 1s pale green, horizontal pair, large margins, left stamp small corner crease, tied by barred numeral "131" cancels on 1847 folded letter from Liverpool to Red Hook, N.Y., blue Liverpool backstamp, markings include red "Boston Mass Nov 1" receiving cds & matching numeral "7" handstamp corrected to "12" with blue manuscript "22" above, Very Fine. Scott No. 5.
SG No. 54 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
This franking of 2 shillings paid the correct 1 shilling per half ounce rate for up to an ounce. Originally rated in the United States as a single under 300 miles inland (2 cents ship plus 5 cents), then changed to a single over 300 miles (2 cents ship plus 10 cents), and finally corrected to a double over 300 miles (2 cents ship plus 20 cents). Carried by Cunard Line steamer "Caledonia", depart LP 19-Oct, arriving Boston 5-Nov.
Lot 2233 ()Great Britain, 1848, Queen Victoria (embossed), 10d brown, without gum, clear to mostly full margins, rich color and crisp impression and embossing, Very Fine, a very scarce unused high value; with 1988 Pinchot certificate. Scott No. 6 $11,500.
SG No. 57 £11,000 ($14,300).
Lot 2234Great Britain, 1858, 2d blue, letters in all four corners, "thick lines", in combination with 1858, 2d blue, letters in all four corners, "thick lines", four singles (46) on cover to Riga, Russia (Lativa), tied by light barred oval handstamps with bold "London, Sp 18, 66" origin box date stamp, red boxed "Franco" handstamp and blue "Aus England Per Aachen, Franco" transit date stamp, Very Fine. Scott No. 29.
SG No. 45 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2235Great Britain, 1872, Queen Victoria, 6d pale buff, Spray of Rose watermark, horizontal pair, plate 12, tied by "London, E.C., My 17, 73" cds and "99" barred duplex on folded letter to Madeira, with red "PD" in oval handstamp, Very Fine. Scott No. 59b.
SG No. 123 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 2236 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 $500 - 750.
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.
Lot 2237 PGreat Britain, 1997c. QEII Machin, non-denominational proof in gray, complete proof sheet of 100, o.g., never hinged, showing Hélio Courvoisier imprints in side margins, Very Fine, very rare; with 2017 Calves & Jacquart certificate.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.