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1887 JUBILEE ISSUE
Extensive stock always
 available of shades,
varieties, multiples and
marginal settings
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SEPTEMBER 2016

Welcome to our new look website here at Elstree Stamps. We have been GB dealers for over 18 years, and specialize in material from Queen Victoria. From Postal History, Line Engraved issues including the 1840 1d Black, 1840 2d Blue, 1841 1d Red, and 1841 2d Blue, to Embossed and Surface printed stamps, with a special interest and stock in the 1887 Jubilee issue which we particularly like.
We also keep in stock a selection of material from 1900, and can source many of the more popular later issues, high values, definitive sets etc. if required at competitive prices.

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1840 SG3 1d Grey Black (JK) Plate 10. A very fine used 4 margin example, cancelled by a red Maltese cross. Scarce late use of the red cross on this plate. Spec AS67h. SG Cat 1500.00. With RPS certificate.
Order: 12973 - 595.00

 
1840 SG2 & 1841 SG7. 1d Greyish Black, a very fine used 4 close to large margin example, matched with a superb 1d Red Brown - both letters EA. Both showing a nice example of the 7 o'clock ray flaw in the NE star. Spec AS72 & AS74. SG Cat 4630.00 as singles.
Order: 12974 - 1895.00



1840 SG5 2d Blue (KG) Plate 1. A very fine used 4 margin example, cancelled by a red Maltese cross. Spec DS5. SG Cat 900.00
Order: 12975 - 375.00

  
 
1840 SG6 2d Pale Blue (FJ/FK) Plate 1. A very fine used 4 margin pair, each cancelled by a red Maltese cross. Spec DS6. SG cat 2000.00
Order: 12976 - 795.00
 
 
1840 SG4 2d Deep Blue (EJ/EL) Plate 2. A very fine used 4 margin strip of 3, each cancelled by black Maltese cross. A lovely deep blue shade. Spec DS7. SG Cat 3900.00 as singles.
Order: 12977 - 995.00



1841 SG14 2d Blue (LL) Plate 3. A very fine used 4 margin example, from the right side of the sheet, showing part inscription in margin. Spec ES11.
Order: 12978 - 129.50

  
1850 SG16b 1d Red Brown (BJ/BK) Plate 97. A superb used pair of "Archers" perfs, watermark small crown, perf 16, alphabet I, very lightly cancelled. Spec CE2. SG Cat 1250.00 as singles, very rare in pairs. With RPS certificate.
Order: 12979 - 895.00


 
1855 C7 ABNORMAL 1d RED BROWN PLATE 23 FINE USED RARE (KJ)  
Watermark Small crown, Perf 14, Die II, Alphabet III, Blued Paper. A fine used example of this rare stamp, from the first few months of the print run with Alphabet III letters.
SG Cat
950.00
Order: 12980 - 425.00 
 

1847/54 SG55 1s Green Embossed. A very fine used example, cut square with 4 good to large margins. Very lightly struck by a London Inland cancellation. Scarce so fine. SG Cat 1000.00
Order: 12981 - 495.00

 

 
1850 SG57 10d Embossed. Die 2. A very fine used 4 good to large margin example, struck by a London Inland cancellation. Scarce so fine. SG Cat 1500.00
Order: 12982 - 795.00


1891 SG212 1 Green (HB) Watermark Crowns. A very fine used example, perfectly struck by a central upright Edinburgh CDS for Feb 20th 1896.
Order: 12965 - 595.00


  
 

1884 SG183 10s Ultramarine (MG) Watermark Anchor. A very fine used example, cancelled by telegraphic 403 in circle, scarce on this issue. With RPS certificate of authenticity. SG Cat 525.00
Order: 12966 - 245.00

 

1883 SG175 2/6 Lilac (KA) Watermark Anchor. Blued Paper. A very fine used example, neatly cancelled by a Fairford CDS for December 5th 1883 - during the blued paper period. SG Cat 1500.00
Order 12967 - 575.00
 

 
Blued Paper from White Paper period.
1884 SG179a 2/6 Lilac (KE) Watermark Anchor. From the white paper period, a very fine used example London cancellation, with PEGB certificate. SG Cat 3600.00
Order: 12968 - 755.00


Overprint I.R. Official.
1890 SG O10b 10s Ultramarine (JE) Watermark Anchor. A very fine used example, neatly struck by registered oval cancellation. RPS certificate of authenticity. SG Cat 4500.00
Order: 12970 - 2750.00
  
 
1878 SG129 1 BROWN LILAC (BE) Watermark Maltese Cross. A very fine used example, neatly cancelled by an upright Aberdeen CDS for April 3rd 1882.
SG Cat 4500.00
Order: 12972 - 2450 SOLD
 
 
1882 SG137 5 Orange (BG) Watermark Large Anchor. A very fine used example, neatly cancelled by an Edinburgh CDS for January 8th 1896.
 RPS certificate of authenticity. SG Cat 4650.00
Order: 12971 - 2850.00


 

  
1856 SG72 1s Green. Watermark Emblems. A fine mint hinged example, with large part original gum, from the bottom of the sheet, with part inscription PRICE in margin. One pulled perf on the right, but very fresh and a scarce positional item. SG Cat 3250.00
Order: 12983 - 495.00

 
1862 SG79 4d Bright Red (NK) Watermark Large Garter. A very fine mint hinged example, with large part original gum. Lovely colour and very fresh. Scarce so fine. SG Cat 2200.00
Order: 12984 - 795.00

  
1862 SG76b 3d Bright Carmine Rose (NA) A superb mint example, extremely lightly mounted with full original gum on "thick paper". Well centered, and lovely fresh colour. Rare so fine. SG Cat 4000.00
Order: 12985 - 1295.00

 
1869 SG94 4d Vermilion (KA) Watermark Large Garter. A just about unmounted mint example with full original gum, from the top of the sheet. Part inscription in margin PO. Tiny adhesion spot on the back SW corner, and light crease but a scarce positional item and very fresh. SG Cat 625.00
Order: 12986 - 245.00

 

1867 SG112 10d Red Brown (PJ) Watermark Spray. A fine used example, from the top of the sheet, with part inscription "Tenpence per Label" in margin. A scarce positional item. SG Cat 400.00
Order: 12987 - 74.50

 

1867 SG Z24 (SG113) 10d Pale Red Brown (OH) Watermark Spray. A very fine used example, neatly struck by a G06 Beyrout cancellation. SG Cat 400 as GB usage.
Order: 12988 - 99.50



1867 SG119 2s Deep Blue (TB) Plate 1. Watermark spray. A very fine unused stamp, lightly hinged with full gum.
 It appears to be original but with some slight sweating and redistribution. However, it is one of the nicest looking examples of this issue we have had for many years and is priced accordingly. Lovely shade and extremely fresh. SG Cat 4800.00
Order: 12793 - 895.00
 

  
Rare Cobalt Shade.
1867 SG Z120 (SG120a) 2s Cobalt (MK) Watermark spray. A fine used example of this scarce shade, cancelled in British Levant by a Constantinople "C".
SG Cat 3000.00 as GB usage.
Order: 12989 - 595.00


 
1873 SG125 6d Grey (RL) Plate 12. Watermark Spray. A very fine mint hinged example, with large part original gum. Very fresh. SG Cat 1900.00
Order: 12990 - 750.00
 
 
1879 SG141 21/2d Rosy Mauve (JC) Plate 15. Watermark Orb. A very fine mint hinged example, with large part original gum.
Very fresh, good colour. SG Cat 525.00
Order: 12991 - 225.00



 
1880 SG141 21/2d Rosy Mauve (CI) Plate 17. Watermark Orb. A very fine mint hinged example of this key plate of this issue, with original gum. Very fresh, well centered, and good colour. SG Cat 1700.00
Order: 12992 - 575.00

  
1880 SG167 11/2d Venetian Red. Watermark Crown. A very fine unmounted mint example, with full original gum. Very fresh. SG Cat 250.00 as mounted.
Order: 12993 - 225.00

 
1884 SG191 3d Lilac (MD) Watermark Crown. A very fine unmounted mint example, with full original gum. Very fresh, well centered for this issue. SG Cat 280.00 as mounted.
Order: 12994 - 255.00


1884 SG194 6d Dull Green (IM) Watermark Crown. A very fine mint lightly hinged example, with large part original gum.
Good colour, and well centered for this issue. SG Cat 625.00
Order: 12995 - 195.00

  

 
1884 SG196 1s Dull Green (MH) Watermark Crown. A very fine mint lightly hinged example, with large part original gum. Good colour, very fresh, and well centered for this issue. SG Cat 1600.00
Order: 12996 - 425.00


1887 Jubilee SG197 1/2d Vermilion. Watermark Crown inverted. A very fine used example with Watermark Inverted, neatly struck by a Windsor squared circle cancellation. Although now priced by Gibbons, these are extremely rare. We have seen no more than 3 or 4 in over 25 years and very rare so fine.
Order 12947 - 99.50 SOLD
 
 
PRINTED ON THE GUMMED SIDE
1887 Jubilee SG197 1/2d Vermilion. A very lightly mounted on the back, mint example of this scarce stamp, with inverted watermark, printed on the gummed side. Spec K27d. SG Cat 4000.00  
Order 12948 - 1950.00
 

 
1
887 Jubilee SG197 1/2d Vermilion. A fine/very fine used block of 9, each lightly canceled by a Chesterton Road CDS for October 15th - no year plug?
Scarce used in multiples.

Order 12949 - 49.50 SOLD


 

1887 Jubilee SG197 1/2d Vermilion. A fine mint interpanneau block of 6, with unfolded gutter. Large part of the lower marginal rule missing. Marked "sheet E July 1889" possibly added at the time so a repair could be done to this plate? Top 3 stamps lightly mounted, lower stamps unmounted mint. An interesting piece.
Order 12950 - 79.50 SOLD

 

1887 Jubilee SG197 1/2d Vermilion. A very fine unmounted mint block of 4 showing a plate cut under stamp 1 row 12. Small watermark cross in the corner positions this piece from the SW corner of the 480 stamp post office mill sheet.
Order 12951 - 29.50




11887 Jubilee SG197 1/2d Vermilion. A fine  mint interpanneau block of 8 spanning 2 panes of 120 stamps, unfolded in the central gutter. Watermark letter "E" visible in the left margin, showing this piece was from the right half of the 480 stamp post office mill sheet. 7 of the 8 he stamps are unmounted mint, one has a small bend. A scarce positional piece. 
Order 12952 - 99.50

           

The 2d Colour Trials - click on images above for more details, and new Jubilee material being added.

Taken under Warrant 79/99 for 50 sheets in connection with the 1900 1s, 37 trails were submitted on 21 august 1899. 
There are 13 different duty colours with green heads, and 17 different with purple heads. Perf 14 on unwatermarked gummed paper. 




 

1871 SG103 3d ROSE PLATE 7 VERY FINE PAIR IRISH TRALEE SINGLE CDS CANCEL (DA/DB) Watermark Spray. A very fine used pair, cancelled contrary to regulations in Tralee by a single CDS for Feb 17th 1872.  Note manuscript "7" in place of date plug. A scarce item. 
Order 12912 - 149.50

 

1883 SG159 3d on 3d LILAC WATERMARK CROWN SUPERB USED CARNARVON CDS (LI)    Plate 21. A superb used example, perfectly cancelled by a central upright
Welsh CDS for August 17th 1883. Rare so fine.  SG Cat 160.00 ++ 
Order 12913 - 149.50


 
1841 SG14 2d Blue (DI) Plate 3. A very fine used 4 large margin example, part next to left, neatly struck by an Irish Galway "232" in diamond cancellation. Variety "right frame line extends down - Dendy marshall..
Order 12883 - 39.50 SOLD

 

1841 SG14 2d Blue (PA) Plate 4. A very fine used 4 large margin example, large part next to the right,
struck late by part London CDS/duplex. 

Order 12884 - 69.50



1915 SG412 De La Rue Seahorses 10s Blue. A fine used example, neatly cancelled by a scarce London CDS for 20th March 1917 code "Z".
This cancellation is only found on the 10s & 1 values of this printing and it is not known what these capitol letters represent.
There is an article about this cancellation in the July/August 2016 GBPS newsletter.

Order: 12880 - 275.00 SOLD



  
1853 SG8 1d RED BROWN RARE PLATE 177 (CF) WITH CERTIFICATE
A fine 4 margin example of this rarest of plates of the imperforated printing of the 1d Red Brown.
Struck by a Trowbridge numeral "813" cancellation.
With a BPA certificate. SG Cat 4000.00
Order: 12822 - 1695.00



     
1841 SG15aa 2d VIOLET BLUE PLATE 4 LAVENDER TINTED THICK PAPER A FINE PAIR BG/BH
 In this very distinctive "violet" shade, this lovely looking pair, has margin just cut into below
BH, just clear NW corner of BG,
otherwise good to large margins above and to the right.  It is on thick lavender tinted paper with the pinkish line around the head, 
and has been lightly cancelled in Liverpool. A rare item from the 1851 printing. Spec ES16. SG Cat 3600.00 as singles.
Order: 12784 -  595.00


             

1867 SG114 10d Deep Brown (PL) Plate 1. Watermark Spray. A very fine unused stamp, lightly hinged with full gum.
One pulled perforation along the bottom, but this is one of the nicest looking examples of this issue we have had for many years and is priced accordingly.
Lovely shade and extremely fresh. SG Cat 5000.00

Order: 12794 - 695.00 SOLD

 



1884 SG181 5s CRIMSON WATERMARK ANCHOR SUPERB USED CDS STRIP OF 3 (CB/CD)
 A superb used strip of 3, each neatly cancelled by a Manchester Telegraphs CDS for May 24th 1889.
SG Cat 750.00 as singles. 
Order: 12638 - 295.00 SOLD


 

 1887 JUBILEE SG200 2d GREY GREEN & CARMINE VERY RARE SECOND SETTING CORNER MARGINAL
A very lightly mounted mint example, with full original gum, from the very rare 2nd marginal setting with two continuous rules in green and carmine in the margin. The 1st setting has no rules, and the 3rd setting continuous green but broken carmine rules. 
In over 25 years of collecting marginal pieces of the Jubilee issue, we have seen only around 8 examples of this very rare setting, and only 2 of them from the corner. 
Order:12555 - 1750.00



 

 1887 JUBILEE SG204 3d PURPLE ON ORANGE PAPER MINT BLOCK OF 4 EX. HAROLD FISHER

A rare block of 4 from the famous Harold fisher collection, sold by Phillips in 1983
 - over 30 years ago for just under 1000.00. Extremely lightly mounted if at all, the bottom right stamp has a small mark of adhesion, the others less. The top of the NE stamp
is slightly "oily". On the "orange" paper, these are extremely rare in multiples,
and this one may possibly now be unique. Spec K32(3)
Order:12557 - 2995.00 SOLD

 




1855 C7 ABNORMAL 1d RED BROWN PLATE 23 VERY FINE USED RARE (PJ)  

Watermark Small crown, Perf 14, Die II, Alphabet III, Blued Paper.  A very fine used example of this rare stamp, from the first few months of the print run with Alphabet III letters.
The "P" on this stamp is very distinctive. Neatly struck by a Scottish roller cancellation. Rare so fine. SG Cat 950.00
Order: 12437 - 575.00 SOLD

 
A SUPERB PAIR OF "ARCHERS"
1850 SG16b 1d Red Brown (PI/PJ) Plate 98. A superb used pair of "Archers" perfs, watermark small crown, perf 16, alphabet I, each neatly struck by a London Inland "11" in diamond cancellation. Spec CE2. SG Cat 1250.00 as singles, very rare in pairs.
Order: 12330 - 895.00 SOLD

 
 1857 C9(4) 1d VERY PALE ROSE PAIR IRISH MULLINGAR SPOON CANCEL SUPERB (SC/SD)  Watermark Large crown, Perf 14, Die II, Alphabet III, Yellowish to Cream paper. A superb pair tied to small piece by a scarce Mullingar spoon. Very pretty.  
Order: 12448 - 99.50

 
Scarce Scottish Isle of Mull use.
1840 SG2 1d Black (AI) Plate 4. A fine used 4 margin example from the top of the sheet, tied to entire by a red Maltese cross to Tobermory to Inverary.
Tobermory forwarding on the reverse for January 4th 1841, a scarce item from the Isle of Mull to the mainland to James Macdonald, a solicitor (writer)
Order: 12272 - 375.00 SOLD


    
SG187 WATERMARK INVERTED UNUSED - VERY RARE
1884 1/2d Slate Blue. Watermark Crown Inverted unused. Without gum, but a very rare stamp. We have never handled one,
2 other major GB dealers of 40 years each experience each tell me they have only ever seen one used example which is in a private collection.
Greatly under catalogued at 3000.00.
Order 11930 - 995.00



1870 SG48 1/2d Rose Red (SJ/TL) Plate 11. A very fine used block of 6, each struck by a CDS.
Scarce in multiples.
Order 11931 - 99.50 SOLD
 

 
1870 SG48 1/2d Rose Red (SX) Plate 13. A very fine mint example, appears to have never been hinged with original gum, showing the imperforated margin on the right to the edge of the sheet.
Lovely fresh deep shade and a scarce positional piece.
Order 11932 - 124.50

   

Watermark Bits

1880-83 Crown watermark bit in sheet brass, stitched to a calling card comprising of pairs of marginal corners and large and small crosses.
The image of the Post office Mill sheet shows the position of the crosses and corners in the margins of the watermark. A rare item.
Order 11798 - 225.00


 

1924 SG420 11/2d RED BROWN CANCELLED AND PUNCHED MINT PANE OF 6 Two of the upper stamps are hinged, the rest unmounted. Watermark upright. 
These are so often split by dealers and sold as singles. Usual trimming perfs from the booklet along the top but scarce in a pane.
Order: 11657 - 195.00

 

     
     

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