½d Cylinder 3 with dot and ½d Cylinder 16 with dot; 1d Cylinder 4 no dot and 1d Cylinder 12 no dot. Comprising ½d blocks of 48; 1d Cylinder 4 block of 24, 1d Cylinder 12 block of 36; 1½d block of 36; 2d block of 48; 2½d block of 24; 3d block of 48; 4d block of 36; 5d block of 36; 6d to 10d blocks of 48; 11d and 1s blocks of 36, full original gum. Stanley Gibbons Catalogue £2,034,000+\nThe ½d and 1d do not have cylinder numbers in the margin but have been removed from sheets with those cylinder n
unused Block Larger Than four MA-OF, the remarkable mint block of eighteen with almost full original gum, from the left of the sheet showing inscription; some slight gum creasing, a few small thin spots and slight traces of staining in no way detract from this superb and extremely rare block. B.P.A. Certificate (1996). Photo and see front cover
Complete sheets less the upper left corner block of 4, the 2s6d with a 17mm tear in the left margin, the 10s with a 10mm tear in the upper margin, neither of which affect the printed impressions. Full original gum, brilliant colour. MAGNIFICENT SHOWPIECES.\nREGISTRATION CERTIFICATE \nEach block with a manuscript Registration Certificate on the reverse; the 2s6d reading:\n\n“This sheet of forty 2s/6dPostage stamps was this day printed in my presence by Messrs De La Rue & Co for registration.\n\nG
1840 1d. black Plate 7, S.G.AS44,, AF/BH horizontal marginal block of 6 from the top of the sheet, part of the marginal inscription 'Address and towards the RIGHT HAND SIDE of the', large margins, superb colour and impression, small natural marginal inclusion below BH, light filing crease or bend affects the right side of AF/BF, extremely fresh on pristine white paper, full unmounted original gum. B.P.A. Certificate 1972. ONE OF THE FINEST MINT MULTIPLES OF THE PENNY BLACK EXTANT.
Complete sheets less the upper right corner blocks of 4, the 5s with creasing, mainly in the lower left margin, and small marginal thins, the 10s with slight discolouration at the top, full original gum. A SUPERB SET OF MULTIPLES.\nREGISTRATION CERTIFICATE \nEach block with a typed Registration Certificate on the reverse; the 2s6d reading:\n\n“THIS SHEET OF FORTY 2/6 POSTAGE STAMPS WAS THIS DAY PRINTED IN MY PRESENCE BY MESSRS BRADBURY, WILKINSON & COMPANY, LIMITED, FOR REGISTRATION.\n\n(Signed)
Full sheet margins, complete sheets less the upper right corner blocks of 4, the 10s heavily creased through the third horizontal row and split through the top of the upper pair, sensibly supported with light hinges, full original gum.\nREGISTRATION CERTIFICATE \nEach block with a typed Registration Certificate on the reverse; the 2s6d reading:\n\n“This sheet of 2/6 Postage Stamps was taken in the presence of the Post Office Control Officer at the factory of Messrs. Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. Ltd
Full sheet margins, complete sheets less the lower right corner blocks of 4, fresh, full original gum. The 2s6d with a horizontal marginal crease developing into a split in the top margin and a 25mm tear in the lower margin clipping the outer frame-line of Position 37, both sensibly supported by light hinging; the 5s damaged at the upper left corner affecting Position 1. The damage to these sheets would appear to have happened when they were, at some time in the past, removed from a mount. AN EX
Comprising 2s6d brown block of 16; 2s6d green block of 24; 5s red block of 24; 10s dark blue block of 24; 10s ultramarine block of 16 and £1 block of 24. Stanley Gibbons Catalogue £1,152,000+ – see comment below\nOf this series, the same number of Imprimaturs for each value have been previously released. In the Stanley Gibbons catalogue the 2s6d brown has a catalogue value of £9,000 and the 10s ultramarine £12,000. There seems to be no logical reason why the other values, though listed, do not h
cover 1841 (7 Jul.), the unique and extraordinary entire bearing the world's first three adhesive postage stamps, being 1840 1d. plate VI, OK, 2d. plate 1, IB and 1841 1d. plate VIII, JG, cancelled in black on entire dated 7 July 1841 from Thirlstane Castle to the Earl of Lauderdale at Dunbar and then redirected to Dunse; the adhesives with margins all round; also included is the companion cover dated 7 July, similarly addressed and redirected, bearing 1840 1d. plate VI, NK (which originally for
PAUL EVANS (1931 - 1987); PAUL EVANS STUDIO; Important Sculpture Front cabinet, New Hope, PA, 1969; Welded and polychromed steel, 23 carat gold leaf, laminate; Welded signature Paul Evans 1969 D; 25" x 82 1/2" x 19"; Provenance: Collection of Dorsey Reading
DARKY FISHERMAN MECHANICAL BANK\nMfg. Charles A. Bailey, Cobalt, CT, circa 1880’s, only two reported examples known to exist, the action involves placing coin at front slot and pressing lever which causes incredible visual of fisherman raising pole with fish at end of line while hat lifts to add in a surprise finish. All original, lead fish found at the Stevens Foundry. This bank was originally sold to Mrs. Mary Gerken at the Pittsburgh MBCA convention in 1959, then sold to Edwin Mosler in the 1
cover 1sh reddish mauve horizontal strip of three (3; S.G.5), good to large margins all around, used with 1p dull red (1; S.G.2), close to good margins, tied by St. John "1" oval grids to Aug. 1853 cover to Pesth, Hungary; endorsed "via New York" and "via France", showing St. John N.B. AU 30 1853 Paid d.s., red Paid In America Liverpool 14 SEP 1853 , red Calais 15 SEPT 53 and red "PD" in oval, backstamped St. John New Brunswick AU 30 1858, blue St. Andrews AU 31 1858, blue New Brunswick h.s., re
unused Block Larger Than four 1866-1916, the fabulous collection of complete mint sheets of one hundred (unless otherwise stated) comprising 1866 imperforate 3c. (2, Plates I and II, both burelage types), 1872-73 perforated 12½ 3c. carmine-red and 4c. ultramarine, 1873-1902 Bi-coloured 1c. (10, printings between Aug. 1873 and Feb. 1898), 3c. (9, printings between Aug. 1873 and Mar. 1898), 4c. (4, printings between Aug. 1873 and June 1902), 5c. (8, printings between Sept. 1876 and Mar. 1898), 7c.
unused 1906-12 MCA $500 purple and orange, unused with large part original gum, centred to right, fresh and fine. A great rarity not only of the Straits Settlements, but also of the British Empire. Very few examples are recorded, probably no more than six to eight. A stamp for the connoisseur. A. Diena (1967), E. Diena (1992), Raybaudi (1996) and B.P.A. (1997) Certificates. S.G. 169, £60,000. Photo
Comprising the ½d and 2d in vertical blocks of 24 spanning the sheet, the other values in vertical marginal blocks of 48, also spanning the sheet, marginal arrows either end of the sheet, original gum. Stanley Gibbons Catalogue £840,000+\nREGISTRATION CERTIFICATE \nTyped Registration Certificate on the reverse reading for the ½d:\n\n“This sheet of ½d. Postage Due Labels, 240 Set, was taken in the presence of the Post Office Control Officer at the factory of Messrs. Harrison & Sons, Ltd. at High
unused Block Larger Than four 1930 Rheinstein "Eine Reichsmark" olive-green, a complete unused sheet of fifty (5x10) with plate number "1a" at foot, the upper right corner block of four and the lower right stamp with margin at foot detached (both with Schlegel certificate, 1991); a few light creases and the odd light fox mark. A magnificent exhibition item. M. IX, ,000,000. Photo
PAUL EVANS (1931 - 1987); PAUL EVANS STUDIO; Important Sculpture Front cabinet, New Hope, PA, 1970; Welded and torch-cut polychromed steel, slate; Signed Paul Evans 6.6.70.; 36" x 94" x 24"; Provenance: Original owner, purchased from the artist.
cover 1878 envelope "pr. Customs Courrier" to Shanghai bearing 5 ca. pair (blunted or trimmed perfs. at top) and single (variety double row of blind vertical perfs.), cancelled by "I.G. OF CUSTOMS/PEKING/OCT. 5 78" c.d.s. in blue, "CUSTOMS/SHANGHAI/OCT.12 78" c.d.s. in red, showing on reverse "SHANGHAE LOCAL POST" c.d.s. (OCT 12 78) in blue, also has wax seal of Peruvian Legation in China. Paying three times the inland rate of 5 candarins, this is one of the most important and famous of the Larg
Comprising ½d to 1s blocks of 48 with marginal arrows either end and the 2s6d a block of 35, full original gum. Stanley Gibbons Catalogue £927,000+\nREGISTRATION CERTIFICATE \nEach block with a typewritten Registration Certificate on the reverse, the ½d reading:\n\n“This sheet of ½d. Postage Due Labels, 240 set, was taken in the presence of the Post Office Control Officer at the factory of Messrs. Harrison and Sons, at High Wycombe for the registration of the first print of this denomination on
Comprising blocks of 36 of the 1d and 2½d and blocks of 48 of the other values, complete or half marginal arrows, printed marginal numbers, 1d ‘189188’, 1½d ‘014003’, 1½d ‘014003’ and the 4d ‘027708’, the 4d vertical creased, full original gum. Stanley Gibbons Catalogue £684,000+\nREGISTRATION CERTIFICATE \nPrinted Registration Certificate (the 4d typewritten framework) on the reverse of each block with manuscript entries, the ½d reading:\n\n“THIS sheet (240 set) Unified ½d WAS TAKEN IN THE PRES
[ Philatelic ] 1933/48 Hyphenated Pictorials an extensive 3 volume study collection finelvery fine mint primarily arrow, control and other identifying positional pieces for the various printings plus in addit plate varieties/flaws per the Union Handbook/ catalogue in numerous multiples the 1/2d value covering all Issues 4 to 22 with miniature sheet reconstructions for the larger part 4 x corner blocks and 4 x arrow blocks followed by, in each issue the varieties with thescarce 'cross-hatched' de
unused Single, unused, good margins all round except at lower right, very slight thinning at left, lovely colour; a great rarity, one of the two unused examples recorded. Clear R.P.S. Certificate (1976)
1840 2d. blue Plate 1, S.G.DS5,, HE/IF block of 4, large margins, exceptional colour, the lower pair with a light crease, IE with a thin, slight soiling and minor surface faults, full original gum. B.P.A. Certificate 1996. A VERY FINE AND RARE BLOCK WITH AN EXCELLENT PROVENANCE.