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PLEASE NOTE: the OFFICE is now OPEN AS USUAL.
Scroll down to the bottom for links to the various Sections.
Please refer to the Terms of Business for a Statement of our
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.
New additions in all Sections including:
Pre-stamp and Stampless:
Uniform 4d Post letter sent abroad;
Sunday usages in Uniform 4d Post Period;
First Day of the Uniform1d Post;
Sunday usages in May 1840
Surface Printed and 1d Lilacs:
Usages in the Channel Islands.
Wide range of covers including
Rare Varieties on cover.
Scottish, Irish and Welsh:
Edinburgh Paid 6d Extra on cover;
Dumfries Distinctive Cross on cover;
Dublin Additional 1/2d's;
Experimental Duplexes including rare varieties;
Dotted Circles on cover;
Last Day of usage Edinburgh Crosses;
Irish Crosses on Cover.
Distinctive Crosses on cover;
Inverted watermarks on cover and stamps alone;
Turned letter with a 1d black both ways;
Ruby cross on cover.
Latest known usage on cover.
Line Engraved, 1d Reds and 2d Blues:
Range of missperfs on 1d reds and 2d blues;
1d Reds from Black Plates on cover;
2d blue Paisley Cross New Years Day;
Covers with LATE USAGES;
2d Blues with Re entries;
Disinctive Crosses on 1d Reds;
Used blocks of 1d reds.
Hand Drawn and Pictorial Envelopes:
Wide range of unusual and attractive examples.
The following are a few examples from Sections of the website.
Letter by a Witness of the 1848 Income Tax Riots: Stampless Section
SUNDAY May 17th 1840: Stampless Section and Scottish Section
Entire dated and posted FIRST DAY Uniform 1d Post: Pre-stamp Section
Salisbury Cross Letter Sheet uprated: Mulready Section
2d Letter Sheet used in May 1840: Mulready Section
Hand drawn and Pictorial Envelopes Section
Envelope illustrated BOTH SIDES: Hand Drawn and Pictorial Envelopes Section
Envelope with illustrated contents: Hand Drawn and Pictorial Envelopes Section
Registered Front: Hand Drawn and Pictorial Envelopes Section
BRISTOL, SUNDAY MAY 31st 1840, Plate 3: 1d Black Section
Superb Plate 1a pair: 1d Black Section.
BRISTOL Vermilion Cross with Cert: 1d Black Section
Plate 1b INVERTED Watermark: Watermark Varieties Section.
Plate 1b INVERTED watermark Paisely Cross matched pair: 1d Black and Scottish Sections
Plate 1: 2d Blue (1840) Section
Plate 2 Leeds Distinctive Cross: 2d Blue (1840) Section
2d Plate 1 Steel Blue Greenock Crosses ON COVER: 1840 2d Blue Section
1d Plate 158: RED Numeral Cancellations with BPA Certificate
1d plate 63 and 2d plate 3 both full margins ON COVER: Line Engraved Section.
Very Rare Forwarding Agent cachets on a Pair of Entires: Line Engraved Section
Royal Mail Steam Packet Company one of the first sailings: Line Engraved Section
Unique Usage: Line Engraved Section
2d Plate 3 Envelope Dublin to Australia: Line Engraved Section
1d SG17: Line Engraved Section
Pearson Hill 2nd Trial: Early Machines Section
Rideout Machine Number 1:Early Machines Section
Rideout Machine Reversed Code letters: Early Machines Section
Very early usage of Boston Trial: Early Machines Section
DUMFRIES Distinctive Cross: Scottish Section
Dotted Circles Type C7: Scottish Section
141 of Ballygawley: Irish Section
Prussia: Welsh Section
Envelope Abergavenny to Prussia: Welsh Section
One shilling Die 2: Embossed Section
One shilling pair Liverpool Floating Receiving House (FRH) cds on reverse: Embossed Section
LAST SAILING of Retaliatory Period: Embossed Section
4d SG66a with RPS Cert: Surface Printed Section
4d Plate 16 INVERTED watermark: Watermark Varieties Section
1/- SG115 Plate 6: Surface Printed Section
5/- SG127 Plate 1: Surface Printed Section
4d SG152 variety LARGE 5 in plate number: Surface Printed Section.
6d Plate 12 ABNORMAL ON COVER with RPS Cert: Surface Printed Section
To a Bavarian Diplomat and a Very Rare Late Fee: Surface Printed Section
Royal Envelope with Gold Initials on Reverse: Surface Printed Section
1d SG166: Surface Printed Section
1d lilac Die 1: Surface Printed Section
Envelope to Paris: 1890 Penny Post Jubilee Section
151648. SG197 INVERTED Watermark: Jubilee Section
FIRST DAY of ISSUE Registered Envelope to Budapest: Jubilee Section
LARGE FORMAT used on Day of Issue: Stationery Section
SECOND Day of Issue: Stationery Section
UPU Card SECOND DAY of Usage: Stationery Section
3d Empire Card used to Australia - Stationery Section
PLEASE NOTE: the OFFICE is now OPEN AS USUAL.
To see a selection from our stock click on the links below.
The 1d and 2d Mulready
Surface Printed, High Values, Lilac and Greens and 1d Lilac
Stationery, Registered Envelopes and Printed Adverts.
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