K & C PHILATELICS 

The Queen Victoria & Postal History Specialists.

 

Welcome to our website and we hope you enjoy your visit.

Your comments are always welcome.

 

Scroll down for the links to the various Sections.

 

In view of GDPR:

  For our existing clients we hold your name, postal and email addresses and in some cases your phone number.

 

On occasion we will send details of items that might be of interest to you.

 

Please email us if you wish your personal details to be removed from our records and therefore want to opt out of receiving our services.

 

For a new client we will refer you to the above statements and ask if we have permission to store your details.

 

New items added regularly.

 

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 or an Exhibitor, is based on 40 years experience

as Specialist Dealers handling rare and unique items.

 

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

 

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

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

 

Our stock contains quality items:

the unusual; the exceptional and the unique. 

 

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 including:

Pre-stamp and Stampless:  

Uniform 4d Post letter sent abroad;

Sunday usages in Uniform 4d Post Period;

Handstruck '4's;

First Day of the Uniform1d Post;

Sunday usages in May 1840

 

Surface Printed and 1d Lilacs:

Varieties;

Trial cancellations;

Usages in the Channel Islands;

Wide range of covers;

 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;

Last Day of usage Edinburgh Cross;

Irish Crosses on Cover.

Welsh covers

 

1d Blacks:

Distinctive Crosses on cover;

Varieties;

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 re Income Tax Riots 1848:  Stampless Section

 

 SUNDAY May 17th 1840: Stampless Section and Scottish Section

 

  Entire used 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 63 and 2d plate 3 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: 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

 

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

 

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

 

SECTIONS.

   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

Embossed  

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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use our Email address kcphil@usa.net to make payments.

         

K & C Philatelics

PO Box 5003 Danbury Essex CM3 4JU UK

Tel: 01245-223120  E-mail: kcphil@usa.net