The Queen Victoria & Postal History Specialists.


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We specialise in the stamps and postal history of Great Britain covering

the pre-stamp era and the reign of Queen Victoria (1840-1901).


Our service, whether you are a newcomer to this fascinating

period of our social and philatelic history,

a Specialist Collector or an Exhibitor, is based on 40 years experience

as Specialist Dealers handling rare and unique items.


The emphasis has been, and always will be, on quality and rarity.

Our stock contains quality items:

the unusual; the exceptional and the unique. 


Rather than risk missing an item,

we are always pleased to discuss deferred terms.


Having helped to build many fine Collections, which is ongoing today,

we are always pleased to give advice on developing a Collection.


If you have for sale an individual item, or a Collection, from the

pre-stamp and/or the Victorian period, please make contact

as we are always interested in purchasing such material.


We look forward to receiving your WANTS LIST. 

Items can be reserved by phone or E-mail. 

Please see our  Terms of Business. 


New additions in all Sections.


The following are a few examples from Sections of the website.


SG130 Plate 4 the famous UNIQUE Missing Design:

Surface Printed Section


2d SG35 plate 6 Pearson Hill Trial: Early Machines Section

Rideout Machine Number 1: Early Machines Section


4d SG66 Reversed SH Code: Early Machines Section


Rideout Second Trial: Early Machines Section


  Very early usage of Boston Trial: Early Machines Section


First Day Usage of the World's First Duplex: Line Engraved Section


Letter from Earl CARDIGAN 1836: Prestamp and Stampless Section


Uniform 4d Post Christmas Day letter: Pre-stamp and Stampless Section


Surcharged letter January 10th 1840: Pre-stamp and Stampless Section


  Entire dated and posted FIRST DAY Uniform 1d Post: Pre-stamp Section


'Madeleine Smith' Glasgow Experimental Duplex in GREEN: Scottish Postal History Section


2d SG34 Plate 5 BLUE Edinburgh Duplex EKD: Scottish Postal History Section


Number 2 in Cross on Front: Mulready Section


 2d Letter Sheet used in May 1840:  Mulready Section


2d Letter Sheet OHMS Gloucester Double Lined Cross: Mulready Section


MX applied Contrary to Regulations: Mulready Section


Hand illustrated Envelope: Hand drawn and Pictorial Envelopes Section


1d lilac Die 2 hand painted Front: Hand drawn and Pictorial Envelopes Section


The Magic Watch: Hand drawn and Pictorial Envelopes Section


Envelope illustrated BOTH SIDES:  Hand Drawn and Pictorial Envelopes Section


 Plate 1a pair: 1d Black Section


Plate 2 Watery Cross: 1d Black Section


 BRISTOL, SUNDAY MAY 31st 1840, Plate 3: 1d Black Section


Plate 4 Clear Profile: 1d Black Section


Maryport Cross Plate 3 on COVER: 1d Black Section


Irish COVER Plates 6 and 8: 1d Black Section


Plate 6 Re-entry: 1d Black Section


Plate 8 Re-entry: 1d Black Section



 Plate 1b INVERTED Watermark: 1d Black and Watermark Varieties Section.


Plate 1b INVERTED watermark Paisely Cross matched pair: 1d Black, Scottish and Watermark Sections


Plate 1: 2d Blue (1840) Section


Plate 1 Worcester numeral: 2d Blue (1840) Section


Greenock Cross with Certificate:  2d Blue (1840) Section


2d Plate 1 Steel Blue Greenock Crosses ON COVER: 1840 2d Blue Section


Dudley GREEN numeral 1856: Other Line-engraved Section 


Plate 18 with Basal Shifts: Other Line-engraved Section


Plate 77b B Blank Corrected with Certificate: Other Line-engraved Section


Plate 27: Other Line-engraved Section


Orange Brown shade: Other Line-engraved Section


1d Plate 9 Mottram Penny Post ON COVER: Other Line-engraved Section


1d Plate 158 RED Numeral Cancellations with BPA Certificate: Other Line-engraved Section


1d plate 63 and 2d plate 3 both full margins ON COVER: Other Line Engraved Section.


Very Rare Forwarding Agent cachets on a Pair of Entires: Other Line Engraved Section


Royal Mail Steam Packet Company one of the first sailings: Other Line Engraved Section


Plate 3 Aberdeen Numeral: Other Line Engraved and Scottish Sections


DUMFRIES Distinctive Cross: Scottish Section


141 of Ballygawley: Irish Section


10d on Entire: Embossed Section


One shilling pair Liverpool Floating Receiving House (FRH) cds on reverse: Embossed Section


LAST SAILING of Retaliatory Period: Embossed Section


4d SG62e White Paper Variety:  Surface Printed Section


 4d SG66a with RPS Cert: Surface Printed Section


4d SG66 INVERTED watermark: Surface Printed and Watermark Varieties Sections


 4d Plate 16 INVERTED watermark: Watermark Varieties Section


 4d SG152 variety LARGE 5 in plate number: Surface Printed Section.


6d Plate 12 ABNORMAL ON COVER with RPS Cert: Surface Printed Section


Imperf Control E with Certificate: Surface Printed Section


1d Lilac Control U Pair 1896: Surface Printed Section


Stock Exchange Forgery with Genuine: Surface Printed Section


Imprimatur: Jubilee Section


2d INTENSE CARMINE Shade: Jubilee Section


4d Jubilee: Jubilee Section


5/- and 5d Die 2: Jubilee Section  


FIRST DAY of ISSUE Registered Envelope to Budapest: Jubilee Section


1d Imperf on Envelope:  1890 Penny Post Jubilee Section


1/2d Brown Wrapper: 1890 Penny Post Jubilee Section


1d Pink Envelope Number 4 in Cross: Stationery Section


1d Pink Envelope Number 4 in Cross: Stationery Section


LARGE FORMAT used on Day of Issue: Stationery Section


1/2d Postcard Internal Irish Usage: Stationery Section


Valentine Envelope 1854: Stationery Section


3d Empire Card used to Australia - Stationery Section


To see a selection from our stock click on the links below.



   Early Machine Cancellations and Trials

Pre - stamp and Stampless

  Postal History of Scotland, Ireland and Wales

 The 1d and 2d Mulready  

Hand Drawn & Pictorial Envelopes 

  1d Blacks  1840 2d Blues

1d Reds, 2d Blues and other Line Engraved


Surface Printed, High Values, Lilac and Greens and 1d Lilac  

Jubilee Issue

  1890 Penny Post Jubilee 

Stationery, Registered Envelopes and Printed Adverts.

Watermark Varieties  


  Terms of Business     Contact Us    Links 


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