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1879 1d TENDER ESSAY by PERKINS BACON. A fine mint example in Pale Olive Green on thin unwatermarked paper.

SKU: 71763

1902 Perkin’s Bacon Anti Boer War 1d essay in a Brown Orange shade and featuring Napoleon's head. A fine block of 4. It is believed that they were produced in Germany to the order of an Englishman who was opposed to the British conduct of the 2nd Boer war. The war ended before anything other than imperforate proof sheets were produced.

SKU: 70818

1902 Perkin’s Bacon Anti Boer War 1d essay in a Grey Green shade and featuring Napoleon's head. A fine block of 4. It is believed that they were produced in Germany to the order of an Englishman who was opposed to the British conduct of the 2nd Boer war. The war ended before anything other than imperforate proof sheets were produced.

SKU: 70816

1902 Perkin’s Bacon Anti Boer War 1d essay in a Grey Green shade and featuring Napoleon's head. It is believed that they were produced in Germany to the order of an Englishman who was opposed to the British conduct of the 2nd Boer war. The war ended before anything other than imperforate proof sheets were produced.

SKU: 70817

1912 1d Carmine ( Die II ). A very fine right hand marginal horizontal pair of the " John Dickinson Extra Superfine Very White Paper Trial ". Variety " A ".

SKU: 16372

1912 1d Scarlet ( Die II ). A very fine block of eight of the " John Allen Paper Trial ". Variety " F " on page 168 of SG specialised catalogue. "

SKU: 1213

1912 1d Scarlet ( Die II ). A very fine block of four of the " John Allen Paper Trial ". Variety " F " on page 168 of SG specialised catalogue. "

SKU: 1214

1912 1d Scarlet ( Die II ). A very fine left hand marginal block of four of the " John Allen Paper Trial ". Variety " F " on page 168 of SG specialised catalogue. "

SKU: 1211

1912 1d Scarlet ( Die II ). A very fine top left hand corner marginal block of 4 of the " John Allen Special Finish ' MACHINE FINISHED UNDERSIDE ' Paper Trial ". Variety " F ".

SKU: 16395

1912 Post Office Savings Bank 1/- right hand marginal example overprinted " CANCELLED TYPE 24 " with manuscript date in margin. A VERY scarce stamp.<u>

SKU: 60468

1934 Photogravure " Essay ". 1d Scarlet " IMPERF " on watermarked paper. A very fine mint horizontal pair.

SKU: 12482

Downey Head UNCLEARED DIE PROOF. Slate Grey. A very fine example of the 3d with " shaded background to head with upper corners solid. Reworked Head on thick white paper.

SKU: 35737

SG. 8. B1 (1). BS32. " AG ". 1d red brown. Plate 124. A very fine top margin inscriptional IMPRIMATUR.

SKU: 52682

SG. 8. B1 (1). BS32. " AI ". 1d red brown. Plate 125. A very fine top margin inscriptional IMPRIMATUR. With the " mark in SW square above and to left of lower left serif of ' A ' " variety.

SKU: 52683

SG. 14 variety DP43. 1841 2d Small Trial Twopence Plate with small crown watermark. Without corner letters as issued. A fine mint example being the 3rd stamp on the 3rd row with the horizontal line through value.

SKU: 61111

SG. 153. J64. " IF ". 4d Light Sage. Plate 15. A very fine lightly mounted mint COLOUR TRIAL.

SKU: 40900

SG. 153. J64. " MC ". 4d Turquoise Blue. Plate 15. A fine mounted mint example of this COLOUR TRIAL.

SKU: 73089

SG. 156 variety " PH ". 8d Orange. " COLOUR TRIAL ". A fine mounted mint imperforate example overprinted with SPECIMEN type 11.

SKU: 69842

SG. 167 variety K4. 1½d blue COLOUR TRIAL in white paper. Perf 14 and watermark crown. A very lightly mounted mint example of this scarce variety.

SKU: 34262

SG. 172 variety COLOUR TRIAL printed in purple on pink watermarked paper. A very fine lightly mounted mint example of this scarce trial.

SKU: 45797

SG. 172. K7 (1). 1d Lilac. A fine mounted mint IMPRIMATUR.

SKU: 72918

SG. 188. " AC ". Variety 1½d Purple on Orange paper without watermark. COLOUR TRIAL. A fine mounted mint example.

SKU: 69862

SG. 188. " AC ". Variety 1½d purple on white paper with watermark. COLOUR TRIAL. A very fine mounted mint example.

SKU: 24318

SG. 188. " ID ". Variety 1½d Purple on Buff paper without watermark. COLOUR TRIAL. A fine lightly mounted mint example.

SKU: 69863

SG. 189. " EE ". Variety 2d Purple on Yellow paper without watermark. COLOUR TRIAL. A fine mounted mint example.

SKU: 69865

SG. 190. " CB ". Variety 2½d Purple on Lilac paper without watermark. COLOUR TRIAL. A fine mounted mint example.

SKU: 69866

SG. 198. K29. 1½d blue. REPLY PAID ESSAY. A super UNMOUNTED MINT right hand marginal block of 4 of this 1894 reply paid stamp experiment.

SKU: 26242

SG. 201. K31 (2). 2½d Purple on Blue Paper. A fine mounted mint IMPRIMATUR from plate 4.

SKU: 69872

SG. 205a. K33 (2). 4d Green and Deep Brown. A fine UNMOUNTED MINT IMPRIMATUR.

SKU: 69880

SG. 213 variety ½d Blue - Green on buff paper. " PLATE PROOF - IMPERF ". A very fine example.

SKU: 69869

SG. 213 variety ½d Dull Blue Green. COLOUR TRIAL. A fine mounted mint example on unwatermarked paper. Perf 14.

SKU: 64419

SG. 215. ½d Blue Green on yellowish paper. PLATE PROOF. A fine 4 margin block of 4.

SKU: 69927

SG. 215. ½d Blue Green on yellowish paper. PLATE PROOF. A fine 4 margin example.

SKU: 72015

SG. 219 variety 1d Deep Green ( TRIPLE IMPRESSION ) on thin white card. PLATE PROOF. A fine 4 margin example.

SKU: 72030

SG. 219 variety 1d Deep Green on thin white card. PLATE PROOF. A fine 4 margin example.

SKU: 72027

SG. 219 variety 1d Pale Green on thin white card. PLATE PROOF. A fine 4 margin example.

SKU: 69934

SG. 219 variety 1d Pale Green on thin white card. PLATE PROOF. A fine 4 margin example.

SKU: 72026

SG. 219 variety 1d VERY Deep Green on thin white card. PLATE PROOF. A fine 4 margin example.

SKU: 72028

SG. 219 variety 1d VERY Deep Green on thin white card. PLATE PROOF. A fine 4 margin example.

SKU: 72029

SG. 219. 1d Bright Scarlet on poor quality Buff paper. PLATE PROOF. A fine 4 margin left hand marginal block of 4.

SKU: 69933

SG. 240. 4d Orange ( Deep Shade ) on poor quality buff paper. PLATE PROOF. A fine 4 margin example.

SKU: 72019

SG. 240. 4d Orange on poor quality buff paper. PLATE PROOF - DOUBLE IMPRESSION. A fine 4 margin example.

SKU: 72020

SG. 240. 4d Orange on poor quality buff paper. PLATE PROOF. A fine 4 margin example.

SKU: 72018

SG. 245. 6d. Black PLATE PROOF on thin white card. A fine bottom right hand interpanneau corner marginal 4 margin example.

SKU: 72024

SG. 245. 6d. Black PLATE PROOF on thin white card. A fine top marginal 4 margin example.

SKU: 72023

SG. 327 variety 1d ROYAL SCARLET. A fine UNMOUNTED MINT right hand marginal example of this scarce George V COLOUR TRIAL.

SKU: 60627

SG. 327b. 1d Carmine. Chalky paper. Die 1A. PAPER TRIAL. A fine UNMOUNTED MINT example.

SKU: 74981

SG. 342 variety. 1d Brownish Carmine. COLOUR TRIAL. ( Page 102 in 4 Kings catalogue ). A mounted mint example complete with an RPS certificate.

SKU: 75227

SG. 342 variety. 1d Deep Red. Stage 1b DIE PROOF COLOUR TRIAL ( Page 102 in 4 Kings catalogue ). A mounted mint example with a thin on the gum side, and a crease. Complete with BPA certificate

SKU: 75226

SG. 351 variety N14. ½d Grey Green. " COLOUR TRIAL ". A fine totally UNMOUNTED MINT top marginal example of this scarce 1916 colour trail overprinted " CANCELLED type 24.

SKU: 75450

SG. 357 variety N16 Bright Scarlet. COLOUR TRIAL ' E '. A fine UNMOUNTED MINT example of the scarce 1912 colour trial. Backstamped " Colour Trial E ".

SKU: 75436

SG. 357 variety N16 Brown Red ( Paranitraniline Red ). COLOUR TRIAL overprinted CANCELLED type 24. A fine UNMOUNTED MINT example of the scarce 1916 colour trial.

SKU: 75440

SG. 357 variety N16 Carmine Lake ( Blue Geranium ). COLOUR TRIAL ' H '. A fine UNMOUNTED MINT example of the scarce 1912 colour trial. Backstamped " Colour Trial H ".

SKU: 75439

SG. 357 variety N16 Monolite Fast Red. COLOUR TRIAL overprinted CANCELLED type 24. A fine UNMOUNTED MINT example of the scarce 1916 colour trial.

SKU: 75443

SG. 357 variety N16 Monolite Fast Scarlet. COLOUR TRIAL overprinted CANCELLED type 24. A fine UNMOUNTED MINT left hand marginal example of the scarce 1916 colour trial.

SKU: 75441

SG. 357 variety N16 Monolite Fast Scarlet. COLOUR TRIAL overprinted CANCELLED type 24. A fine mounted mint example of the scarce 1916 colour trial.

SKU: 75442

SG. 357 variety N16 Scarlet Vermilion. COLOUR TRIAL ' B '. A fine UNMOUNTED MINT example of the scarce 1912 colour trial. Backstamped " Colour Trial B ".

SKU: 75434

SG. 357 variety N17A. 1d Pale Scarlet. SOMERSET HOUSE COIL TRIAL on IMPERF on UNWATERMARKED Paper. A fine UNMOUNTED MINT right hand marginal example of this very scarce trial printing complete with RPS certificate.

SKU: 75491

SG. 357s. N16 (1)s. 1d Bright Scarlet. A fine UNMOUNTED MINT example with the listed " THE POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK gives SECURITY " trial advertisement underprint . Overprinted SPECIMEN type 23. Complete with RPS certificate.

SKU: 75488

SG. 372. MASTER DIE FOR THE 2½d value. A very fine example of this RARE die proof in Stage 4b on proof paper in Dull Royal Blue.

SKU: 35738

SG. 379 variety 4d PLATE PROOF. 1912 Trial of Eve's wreath design. A very fine example in CLARET on blued paper. Figure 27c. 22 mm high. A very scarce proof.

SKU: 40557

SG. 384 variety circa 1913 DUMMY STAMPS in Brown Lilac. A mounted mint example used in early coil and booklet trials. Printed by HARRISON & SONS ' HEAD ' essay and something different for any George V specialised collection. Creased but still a good example.

SKU: 69559

SG. 395 variety circa 1913 DUMMY STAMPS in Bistre. A fine UNMOUNTED MINT example printed by HARRISON & SONS. Something different for any George V specialised collection.

SKU: 60784

SG. 399. N63 variety. 2/6 CARMINE PLATE PROOF & COLOUR TRIAL. A super matching pair in the colour used for the 5/-. Both without gum and watermark as issued. The imperf complete with RPS certificate.

SKU: 30841

SG. 399. N63 variety. 2/6 COLOUR TRIAL imperforate on ungummed paper without watermark. A fine example of this rare colour trial in bottle-green.

SKU: 30844

SG. 399. N63 variety. 2/6 MAGENTA COLOUR TRIAL on ungummed paper without watermark. A fine example of this very rare colour trial complete with RPS certificate.

SKU: 30840

SG. 400. Variety PLATE PROOF IN CARMINE. A fine large margined right hand marginal block of 4 with centre sheet marking. A RARE multiple.

SKU: 30886

SG. 400. Variety PLATE PROOF IN SEPIA - BROWN. A fine large margined left hand marginal block of 4 with centre sheet marking. A couple of light creases not visible on the surface. A RARE multiple.

SKU: 30887

SG. 401. 5/- variety ROUGH PLATE PROOF. A fine large margined example of this proof in carmine on buff paper.

SKU: 74898

SG. 401. N66 variety. 5/- DIE PROOF. A very fine example of this RARE proof in deep blue ink on thin paper affixed to card in the colour used for the 10/-.

SKU: 30842

SG. 401. N66 variety. 5/- MASTER DIE PROOF. A very fine example of this RARE proof in green ink on thin paper affixed to card in the colour used for the £1.00.

SKU: 30843

SG. 406. N64 (6). 2/6 Yellow Brown. COLOUR TRIAL ON GUMMED WATERMARKED PAPER. A fine UNMOUNTED MINT example.

SKU: 70740

SG. 434 - 438. NCom5 - Ncom 9. ½d - £1.00. 1929 Postal union Congress. PLATE PROOFS. A superb complete set of specially prepared Imperf Miniature sheets on thin white glazed paper. One of only 3 sets in private hands.

SKU: 30748

SG. 440 variety. 1934 Photogravure " Essay ". 1d Scarlet " IMPERF " on watermarked paper with large head. A fine mounted mint example.

SKU: 60029

SG. 440 variety 1934 Photogravure " Large Head Essay ". 1d Scarlet " IMPERF " on watermarked paper with large head. A fine UNMOUNTED MINT example.

SKU: 74888

SG. 441 variety.1934 Photogravure 1½d Red- Brown Colour Trial. A very fine UNMOUNTED MINT example.

SKU: 60467

SG. 441 variety.1934 Photogravure 1½d Red- Brown Colour Trial. A very fine mounted mint example.

SKU: 64566

SG. 441 variety.1934 Photogravure 1½d Ultramarine Colour Trial. A very fine mounted mint example.

SKU: 69744

SG. 441 variety 1934 Photogravure 1½d Deep Grey Green Colour Trial. A fine mounted mint example.

SKU: 74891

SG. 441 variety 1934 Photogravure 1½d Ultramarine Colour Trial. A fine mounted mint example.

SKU: 74890

SG. ME2 variety essay for prepaid 1d envelope. Produced by John Dickinson in 1837 for the Treasury Competition. Made with security paper with 10 " SILK " threads running through it. A very fine example of this scarce essay.

SKU: 40014

SG 325 variety - ½d Green. PLATE PROOF. A fine UNMOUNTED MINT example of this imperforate trial on watermark multiple cypher paper, with gum. ( Page 93 spec cat. ).

SKU: 61888

SG 325 variety - ½d Green. PLATE PROOF. A fine UNMOUNTED MINT right marginal example of this imperforate trial on watermark multiple cypher paper, with gum. ( Page 93 spec cat. ).

SKU: 72710

SG 325 variety - ½d Green. PLATE PROOF. A fine UNMOUNTED MINT right marginal example of this imperforate trial on watermark multiple cypher paper, with gum. ( Page 93 spec cat. ).

SKU: 75132