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Sale 3043: British Commonwealth Stamps and Covers - Thursday, June 23, 2021 9 a.m. Eastern
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  • Lot# : 4001 Great Britain

    Great Britain Box of Stampless Covers Fronts somewhat sorted by cancels and markings including approx 535 early to mid-19th century stampless fronts with assorted types an colors of crowned or badge "Free" postmarks, 33 with assorted 1d and 2d post markings (e.g. "To Pay 1d Only", "To Pay 2d Only", "Penny Post", etc.), 43 with assortment of straight-line town/ numeral postmarks, 50 with only manuscript markings, 15 with misc postmarks incl "Late Mail", boxed "No. 2", "Cornhill 1d Paid (folded letter), etc., also includes 21 18th/19th century covers and folded letters with misc manuscript and postal cancels incl a 1790 D'Angleterre straight-line on cover to France; 45 perfed "Penny Red" covers with assorted cancels incl some Irish, 4 1816/42 folded letters from Glasgow incl two to USA, very mixed condition, cancels range from poorly to well struck, VG-Fine
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 325.00 USD

    Lot# : 4002 Great Britain

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    Treasury Competition Essays, Charles Whiting, Red and Black "Post Office Permit" postage stamp essay on thin ungummed white paper, margins just in to clear as usual for the early essays rather than the later wide-margined reprints, some shallow thinning, still Fine and rare
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 200.00 USD

    Lot# : 4003 Great Britain

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    Treasury Competition Essays, Charles Whiting, Blue and Red "Post/ 1 Penny/ Office" postage stamp essay on thin ungummed white paper, margins clear to just in as usual unlike the later wide-margined reprints, h.r., horiz crease, Fine appearance, a rare essay
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 100.00 USD

    Lot# : 4004 Great Britain

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    1, 1840 1d Black, plate 9, I-G, red Maltese Cross cancel, clear to full margins, Fine and attractive; 2020 APS cetrtificate (Scott $625, SG 2, £625)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 4005 Great Britain

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    1, 1840 1d Black, plate 6, D-C, intense shade, tried on folded letter sheet addressed to London by experimental black Maltese Cross, an adjacent "T.P./ Croydon H St" handstamp, back side with nice strike of SP 23 1840 Chief Office date stamp, stamp 3 margins (just in at left), letter sheet (no side flaps) with some aging along a central vertical fold, Fine early use of the experimental cancel
    Start Price : 375.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4006 Great Britain

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    1b, 1840 1d Grey-black (worn plate), Plate 1a, J-F, three ample to full margins, just clear at bottom, regummed, small corner crease lower left, little bit of toning, Fine appearance; 2020 BPA certificate (Scott $16,000 for o.g., SG 3, £16,500 for o.g.)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4007 Great Britain

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    "Post Office Express Delivery of Letters and Parcels" (1901), 51 page pamphlet listing rates and regulations for the Express Service, some typical aging but a Fine intact guide
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 75.00 USD

    Lot# : 4008 Great Britain

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    1922 Express Cover Front to Berkshire with Great Western Railway Label, tied by framed "G.W.R. May 9 1922 Paddington G.W.1" date stamp, postage paid by 2d, 6d George V tied by London cds, red "Post Office Express" etiquette, some pencil notations upper right and some light wrinkling affecting the stamps and label, still a Fine and desirable express use with the GWR label tied
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 75.00 USD

    Lot# : 4009 Great Britain

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    1927 Cover to "Her Majesty the Queen," addressed to "Her Majesty The Queen, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1," postmarked Portland Harbour, Dorset November 9, 1927, set without postage and incorrectly taxed double the 1½d local rate ("3d to pay" charge mark crossed out), cover torn in half vertically and taped back together, still Fine and interesting
    Start Price : 40.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 4010 Great Britain

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    209, 1929 £1 Postal Union Congress, well centered with light cancel, Very Fine; signed Proshold (Scott $675, SG 438, £550)
    Start Price : 190.00 USD
    Current Opening : 230.00 USD
    Hammer price : 250.00 USD

    Lot# : 4011 Great Britain

    British Airmail Express Covers Collection, 1893/1981, Victorian (3), Edward VII (2 incl one piece), George V (3), George VI (6), 1950s/60s QE II (5 incl one piece) with the balance of 24 1970/81 covers being addressed to American auction agent Lou Robbins from British stamp dealers (one 1968 airletter signed by Robson Lowe), variety of frankings, cancels, express markings and labels, a George VI period OHMS cover (damaged on opening) with a G.W.R. label, earliest an 1893 postal card to Belgium with a 2½d "PAX" perfin paying the express postage, also a few incoming express covers to England and some early express covers of other countries incl Belgium, Italy and Poland, usual mixed condition, VG-Fine, an interesting assortment
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 200.00 USD

    Lot# : 4012 Great Britain

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    N4-5, 1942 ½d-1d Guernsey Occupation on banknote paper, right margin blocks of eight, typical light natural paper/ gum wrinkles, F-VF (Scott $368 as singles, SG 4-5, £400 as singles)
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Current Opening : 60.00 USD
    Hammer price : 60.00 USD
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