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1887 JUBILEE ISSUE
Extensive stock always
 available of shades,
varieties, multiples and
marginal settings
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 PHILATELIC LITERATURE 

 

JULY 2017

Welcome to our website here at Elstree Stamps. We have been GB dealers for over 20 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.
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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1887 SG197 1/2d Vermilion. A very fine unmounted mint control M pair, where the corner has been folded during printing. Also a double row of vertical perfs along the bottom. An unusual and scarce item.
Order: 13638 - 125.00

 


 
1887 SG197 1/2d Vermilion. A fine mint control N block of 6, where the corner has been folded during printing and therefore perforating the margin. An unusual and scarce item, especially in a control block.
Order: 13639: 225.00

 
   

SG197 1887 1/2d Vermilion. Unmounted mint bottom left corner marginal block of four with a pre-printed paper fold, resulting in a portion of the S.W. stamp being printed on the gummed side. Hinged in margins only. A rare item.
Order: 13636 - 495.00

 


SG198 1/2d Vermilion in a mint hinged H control corner block ,showing pre-printing paper fold, resulting in part of the corner stamp printed on the gummed side. A rare item, especially on a control.
Order: 13637: 495.00

   

1887 SG198 11/2d Purple & Green. A mint marginal example showing a large void of printing to the head plate, purple missing upper right. This does not affect the duty plate. Light crease, Large part original gum. 
A rare item. Ex. Gwaine Baillie Collection.
Order: 13634  - 1450.00
 
   

1887 SG198 11/2d Dull Purple and Green. A very fine mint bottom left corner marginal block of 6 from the 2nd setting, no green rule along bottom of pane. Top left stamp showing variety " deformed leaf". Duty plate 4, R19/1. Spec K29e. 5 stamps are unmounted mint, one mounted, mounted in margins. Very fresh with full perfs, a lovely positional block of this variety and very scarce. SG Cat 1100.00
Order: 13635 - 795.00

 



1887 Jubilee SG209 9d Dull Purple and Bright Blue. A full unmounted mint pane of 20, pane "G" from the SW corner of the post office mill sheet - small watermark cross in SW corner.
From the 3rd marginal setting, blocks and pillars in margins and rules around pane, purple rule broken at corners. Part next panes above and to the right, very scarce as such.
4 of the stamps have a light vertical crease, otherwise a very fresh and scarce piece, especially in the bright blue shade. Spec K38(2) SG Cat 4400.00 as singles.
Order: 13633 - 1850.00


      
1841 SG8 1d RED BROWN PLATE 75 UNION JACK RE-ENTRY FINE USED 4 MARGINS (LK)   
A fine used 4 clear to good margin example of this scarce re-entry in the upper squares. 
Struck by a London District "60" in circle cancellation, scarce on this variety. Spec BS28c. SG Cat 3000.00
Order: 13478 - 895.00
 

 
1855 SG62 4d CARMINE WATERMARK SMALL GARTER FINE USED SCARCE FRENCH CALAIS CDS.
 
A fine used example, on highly glazed blued paper, cancelled by a French Calais CDS for 19th March 1856. This cancellation is usually added to the front of the letter, when posted in England on it's way France,  and rarely placed on the stamp. Very scarce usage.   SG Cat 450.00 
Order: 13570 - 225.00
  
 

1857 SGZ82 SG66 4d ROSE WATERMARK LARGE GARTER RARE A47 HIGHGATE JAMAICA CANCEL.
 A fine used wing margin example, lightly struck in Jamaica. A rare stamp.
SG Cat 225.00 (2013)
Order: 13575 - 149.50


 1841 SG14 2d BLUE PLATE 4 SCARCE MARKET DRAYTON 509 CANCEL IN BLUE (MJ) 
A good used extremely nearly 4 clear margin example, only just about touching NE frame line. Nicely struck by a Market Drayton cancellation in Blue - recorded for 1847 & 1851 (Danzig) On thin paper. A scarce stamp but priced accordingly. SG Cat 1000.00
Order: 13558 - 225.00

  

1841 SG14 2d BLUE PLATE 3 LONDON "1" IN MALTESE CROSS
VERY NEARLY 4 MARGINS (AD) 

A good used extremely nearly 4 clear margin example, only just about touching NE frame line. Clearly struck by a London "1" in Maltese cross.  SG Cat 700.00
Order: 13559 - SOLD

  
 1855 SG20a 2d BLUE PLATE 5 VERY FINE USED BLUE CANCELLATION (QL)
Watermark Small Crown, Perf 16. A very fine used example, lightly struck by a Blue cancellation. Could be Birmingham "75" which was known in blue. SG Cat 350.00 ++
Order: 13568 - 175.00



1858 SG36a 2d DEEP BLUE PLATE 6 FINE USED SCARCE
LONDON 21 INLAND CANCEL (CB) 

Watermark Large Crown, Perf 16. A fine used example of this difficult stamp, struck by a scarce London Inland Office 21D - 3 -7- 7- 3 rarity "G" cancellation. 
A tad off centre, SE corner perf weak. SG Cat 375.00 +
Order: 13569 - 175.00


1847/54 SG55 1s GREEN EMBOSSED A FINE USED PAIR.
Each with 3 clear to large margins, lightly struck by London Inland "6" cancellations. Nicely shows the way these were offset on the sheet. SG Cat 2000.00 as singles.
Order: 13550 -SOLD


  
 
  

1854 SG60 6d PURPLE EMBOSSED BLUE/GREEN IRISH CANCELLATION.
 A fine used pair, margins all clear on the left stamp, just touching at the top on the right. Watermark VR upright. A lovely purple shade, with a scarce cancellation.
SG Cat 2000.00 as singles.

Order: 13553 - 495.00




1891 SG212 1 GREEN (KB) Watermark Crowns. A very fine used example, lightly cancelled by a central
Belfast CDS for April 3rd 1895. SG Cat 800.00 plus premium.
Order: 13534 - 575.00




1887 JUBILEE SG200 2d GREEN & CARMINE 1890 GUILDHALL CANCELLATION ON COVER 
In 1890 - for the 50th anniversary of the postage stamp - the Penny Postage Jubilee exhibition was held at the Guildhall. 
You could post envelopes to yourself and get them cancelled by this special post office cancellation at the exhibition.
Order: 13498 SOLD





1878 cover from Portsmouth to The Cape of Good Hope, with 2 x SG141 21/d Rosy Mauve plate 10 and a 1d Red making the 5d overseas rate.
Cancelled by 5 strikes, one on the reverse, of the scarce Portsmouth Sorting Carriage CDS for April 17th 1878.
Signed by Henry Ponsonby from Osborne this envelope with a black seal on the reverse, possibly Royal Arms.
To His Excellency the Right Hon. Sir Bartle Frere GCB GCSI - The High commissioner of South Africa.
A very similar cover from Ponsonby to Kent sold recently sold at a London auction. Exhibition quality. (Argyll Etkin Feb 2017 item 905)
Order: 13497 - 495.00


   
1841 SG8 1d RED BROWN PLATE 14 RARE WHITEHAVEN MALTESE CROSS (DF)
A good used 4 margin example, tied to piece by a double strike of the rare Whitehaven Maltese Cross.
The adhesive is slightly damaged above "E" of POSTAGE. Spec BS3tv. SG Cat 2200.00
Order: 13448 - 395.00


      
 1840 SG3 1d GREY BLACK PLATE 1a SCARCE BLACK MALTESE CROSS ON PART COVER (RJ) 
A fine used 4 margin example, tied to front plus part flap by a Black Maltese cross, scarce on this plate. 
Town stamp "Cross" on the back for June 7th 1841 - possibly a small village in Somerset to London.
10 & 5 o'clock ray flaws. Good plate wear.  Spec AS2. SG Cat 1100.00 of cover.
 Order: 13443 - 295.00

 

   
1840 SG2 1d BLACK PLATE 10 ON COVER TO NORTHUMBERLAND RARE RED CROSS (OF)  
A fine used 4 margin example, tied by a red Maltese cross to entire. 
Newcastle on Tyne forwarding in blue on reverse for February 11th 1841.
 "O" flaw,  Horizontal scratch or line below NY and "F" square. Spec AS66h. 
Very late use of the red Maltese cross on a plate 10 and rare on cover. 
SG Cat 1500.00 off cover - estimated at over 5000.00 on cover.
Order: 13447 SOLD
 



1841 SG14 2d BLUE PLATE 3 BLOCK OF 4 (IJ/JK)
A very fine used block of 4 with good margins all round. Cancelled by black Maltese crosses and rare so fine. JJ showing variety "double J". Spec ES11.
SG Cat 6000.00 for a block of 4.
Order 13289: SOLD




1841 SG7 1d Red Brown - black plate 10 (SJ) A very fine used 4 margin example, neatly cancelled by a blue Maltese cross. Scarce on a black plate. Spec AS69vc. SG Cat 1600.00
Order 13291 - SOLD
 
 


1841 SG8 1d Red Brown fine mint (BL) Plate 58. A fine mint lightly hinged 4 margin example showing part margin from the right of the sheet. Very fresh. SG Cat 600.00  
Order 13292 - 275.00



1856 SG72 1s Green. Watermark Emblems - vertically offset - a very fine used strip of 4, neatly cancelled in Scotland by Perth duplexes.
A very scarce multiple so fine. SG Cat 1400 as singles.
Order 13293 - 225.00


 

 1880 SG121 2s Brown (KJ) Watermark Spray. A very fine used example, lightly struck leaving part profile clear. Lovely colour and very fresh. Cat 4250.00  
Order 13297 - 1475.00
 


 1854 SG59 6d Dull Lilac Embossed. A very fine used example, cut square with 4 clear margins. Scarce on this issue due to the layout on the plate. Neat Huddersfield "387" 1844 type cancellation. Cat 1000.00  
Order 13295 - 275.00



1884 SG179 2/6 Deep Lilac (LF/MG) Watermark Large Anchor. A superb used block of 4,
each perfectly cancelled by an upright CDS of Plymouth for September 26th 1891.
An exhibition quality item. SG Cat 1100.00 +
Order: 13298 - 525.00



 1878 SG129 1 BROWN LILAC SCOTTISH ABERDEEN CDS SUPERB USED RPS CERT (DH) 

Watermark Maltese Cross. A superb used example, cancelled by a steel CDS of Aberdeen for 22nd January 1882.

Lovely colour, well centered, and very fresh with RPS certificate. SG Cat 4500.00 ++

Order: 13201 - 2750.00





VERY RARE FULL PANE OF 20 FROM THE FIRST MARGINAL SETTING
1887 Jubilee SG205s 4d Green and Brown overprinted Specimen type 9.
All stamps are unmounted mint, 4 rows affected by light vertical creases, and hinges in the margins securing perfs.
In over 25 years, this is only the 2nd full pane from the 1st marginal setting, without rules or pillars in the margins we have seen.
Pane C/G from the left side of the Post office millsheet. Wiseman rarity L-M.
The other was in the Aureum collection, recently sold by Gibbons for 2500 - sold before the catalogue went to print and marked in it as such.
Order: 13180 - 1250.00





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 - 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

 

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 - SOLD




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

     
1841 SG15aa 2d VIOLET BLUE PLATE 4 LAVENDER TINTED THICK PAPER & NO SPECTACLES VARIETY 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. The right stamp, lettered BH shows the "no spectacle variety" from the early printing.  Spec ES16n. 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 - 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 - 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 - 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
 


 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

    
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

 

     
     

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