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IMPERIAL PERIOD: 1878-83 Large Dragons 1ca green x3, 3ca red x3 & 5ca orange x3 between SG 1 & 6, various shades & papers, generally well centred, mostly cancelled with Chinese "chops" but one 5ca has a 'CUSTOMS/SHANGHAI' cds, Cat £1700 (minimum). Personal inspection is strongly recommended.
1840 "Penny Black" 1d black (shades) from Plates 1a, 1b, 2, 4, 5, 6 (two states, the first is badly thinned, the other with a light crease), 7, 8, 9 and 10, all with full margins tho some are a bit close in places, generally fine, Cat £5000+. With the vendor's notes about distinguishing the various plates.
1840 "Penny Black" 1d grey-black from Plate XI, margins close to good, Maltese Cross cancel in black, Cat £4600. RPSofL Certificate (1973) with the Royal's invoice for £3.58p! A scarce stamp, missing from most GB collections.
GREAT BRITAIN - Postal History
1840 (Aug) local delivery entire ('LANCASTER' b/s in red) & outer ('HAWICK' b/s) with four-margin "Penny Blacks" from Plates 4 and 7 both tied by Maltese Cross cancels in red, Cat £750 & £800 respectively.