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

 
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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

 

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

 




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


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

 



1840 SG3 1d GREY BLACK PLATE 6 UNUSED (OD)
A fine 4 margin unused example, hinged with large part gum. State 1.
Good plate wear, and very fresh. Spec AS41 - unlisted in grey shade on this plate. SG Cat 13500.00
Order 12578 - 2750.00
 
 
1840 SG2 1d BLACK PLATE 8 UNUSED (BE) RPS CERT.
A fine unused 4 margin example, lightly hinged with large part original gum.
With clean RPS certificate. Spec AS46. SG Cat 16500.00
Order 12579 - 4500.00


1840 SG3 1d Grey Black (RK) Plate 1a. A superb used 4 large margin example, cancelled by a large part strike of a bright red Maltese cross. Good plate wear. Spec AS2.
Order 12580 - 450.00 SOLD
 
 
1840 SG1 1d Intense Black (PE) Plate 2. A superb used 4 large margin example, cancelled by a nearly full strike of a brick red Maltese cross. Lovely intense shade. Spec AS14.
Order 12581 - 350.00
 

MANCHESTER FISHTAILS MALTESE CROSS
1840 SG3 1d Grey Black (OE) Plate 3. A very fine used 4 margin example, cancelled by a distinctive Manchester fishtails Maltese cross. Good plate wear. With RPS certificate. Spec AS21. SG Cat 1400.00
Order 12582 - 525.00


 
A HUGE STAMP
1840 SG2 1d Black (OF) Plate 3. A huge 4 margin example, minor faults, perhaps the shallowest of thins,
but a lovely looking stamp. Spec AS20.
Order 12583 - 245.00 SOLD

 
1840 SG1 1d Intense Black (LD/LE) Plate 6. A very fine used 4 margin pair, in a lovely intense shade, each cancelled by a central strike of a red Maltese cross. Spec AS40. SG Cat 1250 as SG2 pair.
Order 12584 - 750.00


1840 SG2 1d Black (EA) Plate 6. A superb used 4 large margin example, part next stamp above, cancelled by a full strike of a black Maltese cross. Spec AS41.
Order 12585 - 395.00 SOLD


SUPERB PAIR WITH RUBY MALTESE CROSSES @ BPA CERT
1840 SG5 2d Blue (QE/QF) Plate 1. A superb used 4 margin pair, each cancelled by a Ruby Maltese cross, associated with Aberdeen in this distinctive shade. Spec DS5uf. Spec 14,000 as singles.
Order 12586 - 4500.00

 
1840 SG6 2d Pale Blue (ID) Plate 1. A very fine used 4 margin example, cancelled by a double strike of a very bright red Maltese cross. Spec DS6. SG Cat 1000.00
Order 12587 - 375.00


1857 SG66b 4d Rose Carmine Mint. Watermark large Garter. A very fine mint example on thick glazed paper, extremely lightly hinged with full gum. Very well centered and scarce so fine. SG Cat 6500.00
Order 12588 - 1850.00
 
 

1867 SG117 1s Green (TE/TF) Plate 4. Watermark Spray. A superb unused marginal pair with inscription. Extremely lightly hinged, full gum, and very fresh. SG Cat 1950.00 +
Order 12589 - 845.00 SOLD



1880 SG121 2s Brown (OL) Plate 1. A superb used example, extremely lightly cancelled, stamp looks nearly unused. Centered just a tad high, but lovely original colour and very fresh. SG Cat 4250.00
Order 12590 - 2250.00
  
 

1884 SG185 1 Brown Lilac (FB) Watermark Crowns. A fine used example, lightly cancelled by a Birmingham CDS for April 15th 1885, and then again after delivery by a T.A.B. GPO London oval.
Well centered, good colour, most unusual. SG Cat 2800.00
Order 12591 - 495.00 SOLD


1891 SG212 1 Green (KB) Watermark Crowns. A very fine mint hinged example with gum, adhesion in the margin. Very fresh and lovely colour. A scarce positional piece. SG Cat 4000.00
Order 12592 - 2100.00 SOLD

 
1891 SG212 1 Green (NC) Watermark Crowns. A superb used example, struck to the right by a London Paddington West CDS for 3rd May 1893 leaving the profile clear. SG Cat 800.00
Order 12594 - 525.00 SOLD


  1902 De la Rue SG266 1 Dull Blue Green. A very fine used marginal example, lightly cancelled by a Guernsey CDS for 10th January 1912. Scarce as such.
Order 12595 - 450.00
 

1912 Somerset House SG319 10s Blue. A very fine used lower marginal example, struck by a central Guernsey cancellation. SG Cat 600.00
Order 12596 - 124.50
 


1911 Somerset House SG320 1 Deep Green. A superb used vertical pair, each lightly cancelled by a Guernsey CDS for 3rd October 1912. Scarce in multiples. SG Cat 1500.00+
Order 12597 - 895.00 SOLD

 


1887/1900 JUBILEE SG197/214 SUPERB MINT SET OF 14 VALUES 
A superb mint set, all very lightly hinged with full original gum.
Each hand picked from our stock for the best quality, all lovely shades and well centered. 
A great buy without the premium for unmounted mint. SG Cat 650.00 
Order: 12551 - 225.00




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

 
1848/54 SG57 10d Brown Embossed. A good used example, cut square with 3 just clear to large margins, just cut into lower margin, nicely struck by a Derby "242" cancellation, unusual on this issue. Good embossing. SG Cat 1500.00
Order: 12303 - 195.00



 
1848/54 SG57 10d Brown Embossed. A fine used example, cut square with 4 good margins. Neatly struck by a Northampton "470" 1844 type cancellation.
Smallest of pink stain on the left does not detract from this pretty stamp. Cat 1500.00
Order 11625 - 335.00

 
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

 
 
1840 SG2 1d Black (BL) Plate 4. A fine used just clear to good margin example tied to envelope by a London Maltese cross in red to Glasgow.
 London forwarding on reverse for September 3rd 1840, Glasgow receiving for the 5th in red. 
Order: 12273 - 295.00

 

1840 SG2 1d BLACK PLATE 1b FINE 4 MARGIN LEITH PP CANCEL IN GREEN ON PIECE (GB)
A fine 4 margin example, tied to piece by a red Maltese cross, 
with Leigh Penny Post cancel in green. A scarce piece. 
Order 12072 - 245.00


1840 SG2 1d BLACK PLATE 6 FINE 4 MARGIN TIED BY MORE TO PAY ON PIECE (IK)
A fine 4 margin example, tied to piece by a red Maltese cross, and 
a double rig circular "MORE TO PAY" cancellation. A pretty item. Spec AS41.
Order 12073 - 275.00 SOLD


 
A SUPERB USED 5 ORANGE
1882 5 Orange(DL) On white paper. Watermark large Anchors. A superb used example, great colour, well centered, and good perforations,
neatly cancelled by an upright Belfast CDS for April 11th 1885.
Tiny J.H. Stolow dealers experisation mark on the reverse. A beautiful stamp.
SG137 Cat 4750.00

Order 11617 - 2450.00 NOW - 10% DISCOUNT = 2200.00 SOLD

 
1880 2s Brown (AA) Plate 1. Watermark spray. A superb used example of this scarcest of stamps,
from the "first off the sheet" position, beautifully struck by a London late duplex, leaving the head almost fully clear.
This is easily the finest examples of this stamp we have ever handled.
SG 121 Cat 4200.00 plus 75% premium for well centered lightly used.

Order 11753 - 2450.00 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


 
1909 De La Rue 4d Orange Red. A very fine mint block of 16 from the interpanneau position.
All unmounted mint (MNH) except for one top left which is hinged. A vertical light gum bend affects 4 stamps. Spec M25(3) RPS Certificate.
 Order: 11554 SOLD

 

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

 
1840 MAY DATE
1840 1d Black Mulready envelope. May 30th 1840. Forme 2 A145. A good used example to Tovil - near Maidstone Kent. Cancelled by a red Maltese cross.
A nice example of May date use. SG Cat 1200.00
Order: 11561 - 275.00 SOLD

 
1840 Spooner No. 5 "By Post"  design envelope. A fine original example of this scarce Mulready caricature "Front" unused. Very well executed contemporary hand coloured.
Order: 11003 - 195.00 SOLD
 

 

     
     

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