1861 De La Rue Experimental Essay marginal horizontal pair printed from the defaced plate of the King of Portugal on white paper in pale red ink. Extremely scarce in marginal multiples.
A superb fresh horizontal pair with excellent colour. Each stamp has a neat '221' Leith numeral and part RED cancel NW on left stamp. SG Spec J51(1) SG cat £200+
4d Rose-carmine with superb upright Liverpool CDS plus part USA red receiver.
Excellent stamp. SG Spec J51(1). SG cat £225 inc premium. SOLD
Includes ordinary 6d lilac on white paper for comparison.
A few shaved perfs on left not detracting.
TOTAL SG Cat £870. SG Spec J70e
QV 1s green fresh mounted mint with hinge remain. SG Spec J100(2). SG72 SOLD
1861 (October) fresh unissued 3d rose without dots plate 2 state I with shaded spandrels overprinted Specimen type 2. Previously hinged on original gum. SG Spec J25As
1862 4d pale red (Hair lines, Type B, Plate 4) mint hinged with little paper adherence on reverse.
Fresh stamp with very clean back and original gum.
SG82 catalogue value £2000
4d bright red plate 4 lettered BE. An unusual printing variety similar guide line by NE 'B' square. Varieties are unusual on this issue. Tiny wrinkle top centre. SG 81 cat £110 for ordinary stamp. WAS £58.50 - NOW £50.00
1867 9d plate 4 watermark spray of rose with unusual wavy-line ink cancel. Stamp has nice original colour with gum appearing to be still intact and '52' pencil notation on reverse. SG111
10d in pale red-brown with scarce inverted watermark.
A wing-margin example with vertical ironed-out crease. SG113Wi cat £700
1shilling green set of four used plates from plate 4 (deep green) to plate 7. Plates 5 & 6 superb used. SG115-117 SOLD
Queen Victoria 1872 one shilling green STOCK EXCHANGE FORGERY plate 5 lettered PA on thin
UNWATERMARKED PAPER. Comes with PO issued 1s green (plate 7) for comparison. SG117var. The forgery did not come to light until 1898 (26 years later) when CHARLES NISSEN noticed them as skillful forgeries.
1s green plate 5 lettered EC showing variety 'extended tail to 5 at right'. Superb used with crisp Kingston 1872 CDS leaving variety clear. Exceptional. Paper adherence on reverse. SG117. SG Spec J105b.
1s green plate 6 lettered JC showing variety 'double plate number at left'. Superb used with crisp 1872 CDS leaving variety clear. Exceptional. SG 117. SG Spec J106a.
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