The GB Specialists: Queen Victoria & Postal History 


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

Your comments are always welcome.


Website updated each week.


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 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. 



Pre-stamp and Stampless Section:  

First and Last Day of the Uniform 4d Post;

Handstruck '4's;

Last Day of the Free Franking Priviledge;

First Day of the Uniform1d Post;

Bristol May 6th 1840;

Manchester Sunday May 17th 1840.


1890 Penny Post Jubilee Section: further rarities.


Surface Printed Section: stamps; varieties; covers and rare varieties on cover.


Scottish and Irish Section: EKD for an Irish Maltese cross on cover;

First Day example of the Uniform 4d Post in Scotland and

a New Years Eve Handstruck Scottish 4


1d Blacks Section: on cover examples and varieties;

a Late Usage on cover and a SUNDAY MAY 1840 date.


Line Engraved Section: covers with LATE USAGES of the 1d Black,

1d Red and the Maltese Cross and a large selection of

NUMBERS in CROSSES on cover including the Day of Issue.


Hand Drawn Envelopes Section: more attractive examples.


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

15136.  Number 2 in Cross on a front: Mulready Section


151809.  Envelope with illustrated contents: Hand Drawn and Pictorial Envelopes Section



 151676.  FIRST DAY Uniform 4d Post: Stampless Section


151288.  FIRST DAY Uniform 1d Post: Pre-stamp Section


 151557.  Bristol, SUNDAY MAY 31st 1840, Plate 3: 1d Black Section


151206.  Superb Plate 1a pair: 1d Black Section.



151241.  Plate 8, BROWN CROSS and RPS Cert: 1d Black Section.


151851. Plate 1b INVERTED Watermark: Watermark Varieties Section.


151202.  Plate 7 1d Black Section


1109.  2d Blue Plate 1 pair with full margins: 1840 2d Blue Section.


15148.  Black Plate 9: Red and Black Crosses with Cert - Line Engraved Section


151574.  YORK cross: Line Engraved Section


151882. 1d pl 63 and 2d pl3 ON COVER: Line Engraved Section.


151457.  2d Blue Plate 3: Line Engraved Section


151726. 11/2d Plate 1: Line Engraved Section


151379.  Extremely Rare 5d rate with MX's on Wrapper - Line Engraved Section


15012.  FIRST DAY usage of Number 8 in Cross - Line Engaved Section



151487.  T.0.5 on letter written on board Cunarder 'RUSSIA': Line Engraved Section   


 151528.  Very early usage of Boston Trial - Early Machines Section


151527.  Boston Trial Machine 1898: Early Machines Section


151253.  SG51 OP-PC ERROR: Line Engraved Section.


151240.  1d SG16b: ARCHER PERFORATION with RPS Cert - Scottish and Line-Engraved Sections.


151608.  1/- SG55 on entire to Harpers Building New York: Embossed Section



151562.  4d SG66 INVERTED Watermark: Watermark Varieties Section       


15171.  9d plate 4 SG111:  Surface Printed Section


151856.  1/- SG115 Plate 6:  Surface Printed Section


151670.  5/- SG127 Plate 1: Surface Printed Section



151849.  5/- Plate 2 SG127: Surface Printed Section

15100. 1/- SG117, Plate 4, Inverted Watermark: Watermark Varieties Section

151464.  4d SG152: variety LARGE 5 in plate number - Surface Printed Section.


151204.  3d plate 8 SG102: Surface Printed Section




151552.  1d SG166: Surface Printed Section


151659.  1d Lilac: Surface Printed Section


151648.  SG197 INVERTED Watermark: Jubilee Section 


151358.  Sheet of Twelve PROOF Impressions - 1890 Penny Post Jubilee Section.


151485.  Registered FIRST DAY of Issue: 1890 Penny Post Jubilee Section


151789.  Envelope with 1/2d cut outs: Stationery Section


151782.  Rare pre-cancellation and address: Stationery Section


151653.  1841 2d Blue Envelope: Stationery Section


151674.  The FIRST Large Format Postcard used on DAYof ISSUE - Stationery Section

151675.  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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K & C Philatelics

PO Box 5003 Danbury Essex UK CM3 4JU

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