The highlight of the sale was lot 1239 containing many early GB & World First Day Covers, after 39 bids the hammer came down at £620
On 10 January 1840 a Uniform 1d postmark was released which allowed a universal penny postage rate, this was a postmark that was paid and was applied when the letter was sent. It was later decided that an adhesive label should be used to prevent forgeries and mis-use of the postal service and the Penny Black stamp was born. It was officially released for sale on 6 May 1840; however, several post offices that received the stamps prior to that date released the stamps early, The City of Bath is known for releasing the stamps on 2 May 1840. Here began the very first First Day Covers, the City of Bath is known for releasing the stamps on 2 May 1840. Here began the very first First Day Covers.
A large collection of World stamps in 29 Stanley Gibbons and similar stock books, 21 being large, Abu Dhabi-Zululand, most countries covered, mint & used, early to modern, Great Britain includes Penny Black on cover Maltese Cross Cancelation said to be plate 2 and Penny Red on Covers said two be SG8 with 567 Cancellation (Newton Abbott) , good early Penny Reds, and Two Pence Blues used, Postage Revenue Stamps, many good Commonwealth high value stamps seen including Mafeking besieged 1 Shilling on Four Pence, many others also Thurn and Taxis early high value Stamps seen, this collection has SG numbers next to most stamps, this collection is worthy of viewing as too many good stamps to list.
A collection of GB and World Stamps and Covers, Queen Victoria onwards, mint and used includes exercise book full of used Penny Red’s perferated and unperferated, exercise book of George V mainly mint Commonwealth Stamps, sheet of 1887 Queen Victoria Half Penny Stamps, Jubilee Uniform Penny Postage Envelopes with card inserts, early Covers includes Queensland 1873, many Newfoudlands, 1932 Britian to South America with a Graph Zeplin Postmark, 1934 Britain to South Africa with four 10 shilling Stamps, 1940 Centenary of the Postage Stamp with full set of stamps, 1937 3rd June Edward and Wallace Marriage x3, good 1930’s Commemorative, reference books and a 1983 Coin Year Set
Three albums and a folder of Royal Mail Presentation packs, 1986-1993, 2002-2006 and 2020
A GB Stamp Album, Queen Victoria to George VI, mint and used, Penny Black, two Two Pence Blue, many Penny Reds seen
Two part sheets of 1919 National Health Insurance Stamps, overprinted Specimen, 60 x 6p and 54 x 5p along with