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Lot Catalogue Number Description Catalogue Value or Estimate
90 1a 1851 3p Dark Red on Blue Wove Paper, Imperforate An appealing example of this notoriously difficult classic mint stamp, surrounded by ample to full margins, in the distinctive, very attractive colour of an early printing - classified as dark red in Scott and bright red in Gibbons; still retaining a portion of its original gum. A rarely offered mint stamp often missing from even advanced collections, VF OG

Expertization: 1967 BPA certificate signed by experts Peter Holcombe et al.

Provenance: Ferranti, April 1968; Lot 118

Photo (51K)
12,000.00
91 1ii 1851 3p Red on Bluish Wove Paper, Imperforate An unused with clear to large margins showing the prominent and unusual engraved vertical line extending completely through left value tablet. A distinctive plate variety, rare, especially so in sound unused condition, a great item ideal for the specialist, F-VF; 2012 Greene Foundation cert.


Photo (46K)
4,750.00
92 1ii 1851 Red on Bluish Wove Paper, Imperforate A full margined used example with clear oval grid "1" (St. John) cancellation in black, showing the prominent vertical line extending completely through left value tablet. An attractive and scarce constant variety, VF


Photo (22K) Photo 2 (22K)
1,000.00 +
93 3 1851 1sh Bright Red Violet on Blue Wove Paper, Imperforate An appealing classic stamp displaying true pastel colour and impression associated with this particular stamp, just clear to full margins all around and showing an unusually clear and centrally struck oval grid '8' (Chatham) numeral cancellation in blue; a desirable stamp in sound condition with a coloured numeral cancel, F-VF

Expertization: 2016 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Warren Wilkinson, March 2011; Lot 14


Photo (42K)
6,000.00
94 3 1851 1sh Bright Red Violet on Blue Wove Paper, Imperforate A sought-after classic stamp with clear to very large margins all around, faint pressed crease but nicely used with oval mute grid cancellation in blue, F-VF appearance

Photo (42K)
6,000.00
95 P 3 12p Heraldic Plate proof printed in black directly on thin card, large margins all around, VF

Photo (60K)
800.00
96 F 3p, 6p, 1sh Heraldic Set of three Oneglia engraved forgeries, each cancelled by fake oval grid '8' in blue to altered cover. Most unusual, ex. Varro E. Tyler reference collection

Photo (34K)
Est. 300.00
97 F 3p, 6p & 1sh Heraldic Set of three engraved forgeries, colours quite similar to the genuine stamps. Also known as Argenti's Forger A, he pointed them out as the most dangerous forgeries; thankfully each has a small "Facsimile" overprint, ex. Varro E. Tyler reference collection

Photo (46K) Photo 2 (46K) Photo 3 (54K)
Est. 300.00
98 F 6p Heraldic Engraved forgery in yellow on bluish wove paper with added grid cancel. A clever forgery attributed to Oneglia, ex. Varro E. Tyler

Photo (41K)
Est. 150.00
99 F Substantial Forgery Collection Displayed on six pages with identification at times illustrating or describing traits. Includes Pence and Cents issues, mainly crude forgeries but more clever ones also shown such as the engraved Oneglia 12p, Argenti's Forger A 3p with cancel, etc. A helpful lot of about 90 forgeries, ex. Varro E. Tyler reference collection

Photo (55K) Photo 2 (55K) Photo 3 (48K) Photo 4 (62K)
Est. 500.00
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