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
Do please ask for scans of the backs of any items of interest.
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1853 SG8 1d RED BROWN RARE PLATE 177 (CF) WITH
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"
With a BPA certificate. SG Cat £4000.00
Order: 12822 -
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,
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
Order: 12794 -
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
Lovely shade and extremely fresh. SG Cat £4800.00
Order: 12793 -
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
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
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
Order:12555 - £1750.00
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
is slightly "oily". On the "orange" paper, these are extremely rare in
and this one may possibly now be unique. Spec K32(3)
1840 SG3 1d GREY BLACK PLATE 6
A fine 4 margin unused example, hinged with large part gum.
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
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 -
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.
Order 12583 - £245.00
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 -
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
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
£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
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
Order 12592 - £2100.00
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
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 -
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
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
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 SOLD
1855 C7 ABNORMAL 1d RED BROWN PLATE 23 VERY FINE USED
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
This stamp is from a superb collection of
perforated 1d stars which are being added into our Ebay shop presently. Click on the
image above to take you straight there.
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.
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
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
1854 SG58 6d Mauve Embossed. A fine used cut square, very nearly 4
margin example, just touching at the bottom struck by a London Inland "33" in diamond
cancellation. Watermark V.R. inverted.
SG Cat £1000.00
Order: 12305 -
1854 SG59 6d Dull Lilac Embossed. A fine used cut square, very nearly
4 margin example, just touching at the bottom neatly struck by a Nottingham "583"
cancellation. Watermark V.R. upright.
SG Cat £1000.00
Order: 12304 -
BLACK PLATE 1b
1841 SG7 1d Red Brown (DB) Plate
1b. A superb used 4 margin example cancelled by a nearly full strike of the Maltese
cross. 5 & 10 o'clock ray flaws - although light part of 10 o'clock ray shows. Variety
feint roller flaw NE segment of left star. Spec AS6k.
Order: 12287 - £175.00
1840 SG2 1d Black (JF) Plate 5. A very fine used 4
margin example cancelled by a red Maltese cross.
Signs of re-entry in the NW square.
Order: 12266 - £195.00
1840 SG2 1d Black (HJ) Plate 6. A very fine 4 margin example
with some plate wear, lightly cancelled by a black Maltese cross. Dots in "H" square.
Order: 12267 - £195.00
1840 SG3 1d Grey Black (LB) Plate 1a. A very fine used
example, lightly cancelled by a red Maltese cross, showing good plate wear. 10 & 5
o'clock ray flaws. Spec AS3.
Order: 12268 - £275.00
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
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.
2d Deep Full Blue (LE) Plate 2. A very fine used 4 margin example in a
lovely deep shade, cancelled by a black Maltese cross to the right leaving the profile
clear. Spec DS7. SG Cat £1300.00
Order: 12269 - £395.00
1840 SG5 2d STEEL BLUE (CH) Plate 1. A very fine used 4 large margin
example in the distinctive steel shade, cancelled by a black Maltese cross to the right
leaving the profile clear. Spec DS4. SG Cat £1900.00
Order: 12270 - £595.00
2d Pale Blue (DH) Plate 1 A very fine used 4 margin example, neatly cancelled by a full
upright strike of a London Maltese cross. Spec DS6. SG Cat £1000.00
12271 - £375.00
1841 SG14 2d Blue (CC) Plate 4. A very fine used 4 margin
example, cancelled by a Liverpool CDS for 7th June 1864, part of duplex. Very late use
of the imperforated 2d, the perforated replacement had been in use for 10 years already.
Tiny thinning to right margin does not detract. A scarce item.
- £295.00 SOLD
1887 JUBILEE SG205 4d GREEN & PURPLE BROWN UNMOUNTED MINT PANE OF 20
We have more in stock from other setting too - please ask for details.
Unmounted mint pane of 20 in pristine condition from the 5th marginal setting.
Certified as pane "P" by a small cross in corner of margin. Varieties noted: Stamp R1/3
- break in frame N/W value tablet,
stamp R2/1 - ink dot by SW value tablet, & stamp
R2/3 - break in frame S/E value tablet.
Few stamps also showing wear to head plate.
Light crease running down the edge of the right margin.
Order 12566 -
1840 SG2 1d BLACK PLATE 1b FINE 4 MARGIN LEITH PP CANCEL IN GREEN ON PIECE (GB)
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
1841 SG8 1d
RED BROWN PLATE 88 UNUSED BLOCK OF 6 (CE/DG)
A fine and fresh unused block of 6, with
original gum. All stamps are hinged except for DE which appears to be mint never hinged.
Margins just cut into on CG & DG. Light vertical bend between the right pair, and 2
spots on the front.
It does have imperfections, but a very scarce multiple
nonetheless. SG Cat around £3600.00 as singles, plus premium for a block.
Order 12011 - £795.00
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 1d Black (IJ) Plate 9. A fine used 4 close to large
margin example, cancelled by both a red and a black Maltese cross.
Mike Jackson certificate of authenticity. Spec AS56vk.
£2600.00 A rare stamp.
Order: 10896 -
1840 1d Black
(JL)Plate 10. BLUE Maltese Cross. A fine used
4 clear to large margin example, cancelled by a Blue Maltese cross.
Stage 2 "O" flaw. Royal Philatelic Certificate & Mike Jackson certificate of authenticity.
SG2 Cat 12,000
Order: 10895 -
1840 1d Black
(HE) Plate 1a. A very fine used 4 margin example from an early impression without much
plate wear. The 10 o'clock ray is missing, but only part of the 5 o'clock ray.
distinguishable from plate 1b as the "E" is thicker. Cancelled by a rather rusty shade
of the red Maltese cross. Spec AS1.
SG2 Cat £500.00
Order 11624 - £275.00
1840 1d Black
(BD) Plate 2. A fine used 4 close to large margin example, lightly cancelled by a red
Maltese cross. 10 & 7 o'clock ray flaws. Constant variety mark in D square and defective
D. Spec AS15k.
SG2 Cat £400.00
Order 11618 - £165.00
Black (CD) Plate 6. A fine used 4 margin example, cancelled by a black Maltese cross.
Dot on "S" of Postage, horizontal stroke on margin below E of One. Spec AS41.
Order 11620 - £165.00
Black (QB) Plate 6. A fine used 4 just clear to good margin example, cancelled by a just
about full strike of a Scottish Small center Maltese cross. Left line weak and extends
slightly below. Top and side lines NE square weak. Spec AS41
SG2 Cat £350.00
Order 11621 - £175.00
Black (CH) Plate 4. A very fine used 4 margin example. cancelled by a large part strike
of a bright red Maltese cross. Dot below and to the right of H. Spec AS23
Order 11622 - £195.00 SOLD
1840 1d Black (NH) Plate 5. A very
fine used 4 margin example, cancelled by a just about full strike of a black Maltese
cross. GE of Postage very close to top line. Spec AS25
SG2 cat £350.00
Order 11623 - £195.00
1882 5s Rose
(GB) Watermark Large Anchor. Blued paper. Plate 4. A very fine used example in a pale
shade, good perfs, very well centered, and unusually struck by a full London hooded oval
cancellation for May 30th 1884. A very pretty stamp.SG130 Cat £4800.00 plus premium.
Order 11615 - £595.00 SOLD
11 1d BLACK
1840 1d Greyish Black (JK) Plate 11. A very fine used 4 margin
example of this scarce plate cancelled by a black Maltese cross.
7 o'clock ray flaw
NE corner, upper half of left side strengthened, SE Corner recut, side line NE square
weak. Spec AS72
SG3 Cat £4500.00
Order 11595 - £1495.00
1840 1d Grey
Black (QH) Plate 1a. A very fine used 4 margin example,
lightly cancelled by a red
Maltese cross. 10 & 5 o'clock ray flaw. Moderate plate wear.
SG3 Spec AS2
Order 11596 - £195.00
1840 1d Black
(AC) Plate 5. A very fine used 4 margin example, cancelled by a just about full strike
of a red Maltese cross. Right line extends below.
SG2 spec AS25.
11598 - £195.00
Jubilee set of 14 values. A very fine unmounted mint set (MNH) with full original gum.
Order: 11560 - £525.00
1906 De La Rue
4d Deep Green & Chocolate Brown. Chalky paper. A very fine mint block of 18 from the
interpanneau position. All unmounted mint (MNH) except one top right which is hinged.
It has a bend down the center but has not it appears been folded. Spec M24(2) SG238 Cat £1315.00 as singles.
Order: 11553 - £825.00
1841 2d Blue
(DI) Plate 3. A very fine used 4 margin example cancelled by a nearly full strike of a
Maltese cross. Variety "right frame line extend down" - Dendy Marshall. Spec ES11
Order: 11547 - £137.50 SOLD
1841 2d Blue
(II) Plate 3. A very fine used 4 margin example cancelled by a just about full upright
strike of a Maltese cross. Spec ES11.
SG14. Cat £275.00
Order: 11548 -
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
A nice example of May date use. SG Cat £1200.00
Order: 11561 -
1840 Spooner No. 5 "By Post" design envelope. A fine original example of this
scarce Mulready caricature "Front" unused. Very well executed contemporary hand
Order: 11003 - £195.00 SOLD