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Great Britain Specialised, Collections & Literature - July 2024

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    Lot 1

    ROYALTY - CHRISTMAS CARD SIGNED BY QUEEN MARY:1937 Raphael Tuck Christmas card with garden scene signed inside "from/Mary R/1937.8" Fine.

    Estimate: £80
    Realised: £60

    Great Britain Specialised, Collections & Literature - July 2024, Lot 1

    ROYALTY - CHRISTMAS CARD SIGNED BY QUEEN MARY:1937 Raphael Tuck Christmas card with garden scene signed inside "from/Mary R/1937.8" Fine.

    Estimate: £80  Realised: £60 ×

     



     

    Lot 2

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING BI-COLOURED PRINTING - CORONATION PASS: 1821 King George IV "Westminster Abbey Pass Ticket" embossed by Dobbs & Co. and printed in blue & black on cream card by James Whiting's Beaufort House. Fine - one or two pin sized tone spots but embossing beautifully distinct and design bright & attractive. Cross Reference : EPHEMERA

    Estimate: £100
    Realised: £70

    Great Britain Specialised, Collections & Literature - July 2024, Lot 2

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING BI-COLOURED PRINTING - CORONATION PASS: 1821 King George IV "Westminster Abbey Pass Ticket" embossed by Dobbs & Co. and printed in blue & black on cream card by James Whiting's Beaufort House. Fine - one or two pin sized tone spots but embossing beautifully distinct and design bright & attractive. Cross Reference : EPHEMERA

    Estimate: £100  Realised: £70 ×

     





     

    Lot 3

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING COLOURED PRINTING - MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKETS: Two very fine & attractive embossed tickets to the 1834 "ROYAL MUSIC FESTIVAL" at Westminster Abbey. One for the "FOURTH REHEARSAL" on June 26th costing "HALF-A-GUINEA" - white embossing with green lettering on plain card; the other for the "FOURTH PERFORMANCE" on July 1st for "ONE GUINEA" - white embossing with green lettering on buff coloured card. V. pronounced & well-preserved embossing, especially of the coat of arms - fine examples of Whiting's work. (2)

    Estimate: £130
    Realised: £180

    Great Britain Specialised, Collections & Literature - July 2024, Lot 3

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING COLOURED PRINTING - MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKETS: Two very fine & attractive embossed tickets to the 1834 "ROYAL MUSIC FESTIVAL" at Westminster Abbey. One for the "FOURTH REHEARSAL" on June 26th costing "HALF-A-GUINEA" - white embossing with green lettering on plain card; the other for the "FOURTH PERFORMANCE" on July 1st for "ONE GUINEA" - white embossing with green lettering on buff coloured card. V. pronounced & well-preserved embossing, especially of the coat of arms - fine examples of Whiting's work. (2)

    Estimate: £130  Realised: £180 ×

     



     

    Lot 4

    POSTAL REFORMS - HOUSE OF COMMONS 1d ENVELOPE - USED TO CHICHESTER: 1st Apr. 1840 usage of the "To be posted at the House of Commons only. Post Paid.--ONE PENNY.--Weight not to exceed ½oz" envelope (Huggins & Klempka Type-EHC1db; some creasing & small stain marks with a repaired corner at top right) to Chichester having a partly fine red London crowned "PAID/+" Official mail datestamp on the front (with partly legible red wax House of Commons seal). Signed at lower left by "J.A. Smith" (MP for Chichester). [Ex Robson Lowe Jan. 1978 & Harmers 1990] Cross Reference : OFFICIAL MAIL, PARLIAMENTARY MAIL, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY

    Estimate: £800

    Great Britain Specialised, Collections & Literature - July 2024, Lot 4

    POSTAL REFORMS - HOUSE OF COMMONS 1d ENVELOPE - USED TO CHICHESTER: 1st Apr. 1840 usage of the "To be posted at the House of Commons only. Post Paid.--ONE PENNY.--Weight not to exceed ½oz" envelope (Huggins & Klempka Type-EHC1db; some creasing & small stain marks with a repaired corner at top right) to Chichester having a partly fine red London crowned "PAID/+" Official mail datestamp on the front (with partly legible red wax House of Commons seal). Signed at lower left by "J.A. Smith" (MP for Chichester). [Ex Robson Lowe Jan. 1978 & Harmers 1990] Cross Reference : OFFICIAL MAIL, PARLIAMENTARY MAIL, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY

    Estimate: £800 ×

     



     

    Lot 5

    POSTAL REFORMS - HOUSE OF COMMONS 1d ENVELOPE - USED TO MANCHESTER: 11 Feb. 1840 usage of the "To be posted at the House of Commons only. Post Paid.--ONE PENNY.--Weight not to exceed ½oz" envelope (Huggins & Klempka Type-EHC1ba; slightly faint address, minor wear) to Manchester having a fine red London Crowned "PAID/+" Official mail datestamp on the front. Signed at lower left by "Robert Hyde Greg" (MP for Manchester & supporter of the Anti-Corn Law League). Endorsed "recd feby 12" in red on the front, and having a heraldic red wax seal. [Ex Trapnell, Cavendish Dec. 1995; lot 598.] Cross Reference : OFFICIAL MAIL, PARLIAMENTARY MAIL, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY

    Estimate: £500
    Realised: £340

    Great Britain Specialised, Collections & Literature - July 2024, Lot 5

    POSTAL REFORMS - HOUSE OF COMMONS 1d ENVELOPE - USED TO MANCHESTER: 11 Feb. 1840 usage of the "To be posted at the House of Commons only. Post Paid.--ONE PENNY.--Weight not to exceed ½oz" envelope (Huggins & Klempka Type-EHC1ba; slightly faint address, minor wear) to Manchester having a fine red London Crowned "PAID/+" Official mail datestamp on the front. Signed at lower left by "Robert Hyde Greg" (MP for Manchester & supporter of the Anti-Corn Law League). Endorsed "recd feby 12" in red on the front, and having a heraldic red wax seal. [Ex Trapnell, Cavendish Dec. 1995; lot 598.] Cross Reference : OFFICIAL MAIL, PARLIAMENTARY MAIL, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY

    Estimate: £500  Realised: £340 ×

     



     

    Lot 6

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - ADVERTISING COVERS: 15 May 1872 local Glasgow printed "Gibbs Penny Guide Book" advertising EL bearing ½d plate 1 LO. 22 April 1871 wrapper from London to Bristol bearing ½d plate 8 SI and printed "PATTERN POST./From J.W. WAYTHORN/NOTTINGHAM" label. 3 May 1872 letter sheet from London to Highbury contains a coloured advert for monogrammed stationery. c1873 printed EL with ½d plate 4 GJ from Guildford to Compton advertising W & E Gilbey's list of wines for summer use. 17 April 1880 local Norwich env. with ½d plate 19 with oval violet hs of the "GENERAL/HAILSTORM/INSURANCE/SOCIETY" of Norwich. 6 June 1876 printed EL advertising Spratts Patent dog food used from London to York with ½d plate 12. c1875 ½d wrapper used to Manchester with a printed advertisement of the Flageolette removal company. (7 items)

    Estimate: £200

    Great Britain Specialised, Collections & Literature - July 2024, Lot 6

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - ADVERTISING COVERS: 15 May 1872 local Glasgow printed "Gibbs Penny Guide Book" advertising EL bearing ½d plate 1 LO. 22 April 1871 wrapper from London to Bristol bearing ½d plate 8 SI and printed "PATTERN POST./From J.W. WAYTHORN/NOTTINGHAM" label. 3 May 1872 letter sheet from London to Highbury contains a coloured advert for monogrammed stationery. c1873 printed EL with ½d plate 4 GJ from Guildford to Compton advertising W & E Gilbey's list of wines for summer use. 17 April 1880 local Norwich env. with ½d plate 19 with oval violet hs of the "GENERAL/HAILSTORM/INSURANCE/SOCIETY" of Norwich. 6 June 1876 printed EL advertising Spratts Patent dog food used from London to York with ½d plate 12. c1875 ½d wrapper used to Manchester with a printed advertisement of the Flageolette removal company. (7 items)

    Estimate: £200 ×

     



     

    Lot 7

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - ADVERTISING STAMPED ENVELOPE COMPANY - USED 1d LETTER SHEET: 7 Jan. 1878 1d pink letter sheet uprated with ½d plate 14 FK, FJ & GJ used from London to Hamburg. The letter sheet with a large number of printed advertisements. The top flap detached but present. A good example.

    Estimate: £120
    Realised: £85

    Great Britain Specialised, Collections & Literature - July 2024, Lot 7

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - ADVERTISING STAMPED ENVELOPE COMPANY - USED 1d LETTER SHEET: 7 Jan. 1878 1d pink letter sheet uprated with ½d plate 14 FK, FJ & GJ used from London to Hamburg. The letter sheet with a large number of printed advertisements. The top flap detached but present. A good example.

    Estimate: £120  Realised: £85 ×

     



     

    Lot 8

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - DRAWINGS OF HANDS!: 28 Oct. 1872 local Northampton wrapper bearing ½d plate 5 GH containing unusual (almost grotesque) drawings of a pair of hands.

    Estimate: £80

    Great Britain Specialised, Collections & Literature - July 2024, Lot 8

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - DRAWINGS OF HANDS!: 28 Oct. 1872 local Northampton wrapper bearing ½d plate 5 GH containing unusual (almost grotesque) drawings of a pair of hands.

    Estimate: £80 ×

     



     

    Lot 9

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 1d MULREADY ENVELOPE - EXCEPTIONAL FIRST DAY OF USE EXHIBITION EXAMPLE: Stereo A159 (Forme 3) used within London cancelled with a very fine red Maltese Cross and on reverse in the same colour a boxed "PD/MY 6/1840" ds. The env. also has a lightly struck "T.P./Chancery Lane " hs. Light bend and very slightly toned. One of the finest 1st day of use Mulready items. SG ME2 £25,000.

    Estimate: £3400
    Realised: £2600

    Great Britain Specialised, Collections & Literature - July 2024, Lot 9

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 1d MULREADY ENVELOPE - EXCEPTIONAL FIRST DAY OF USE EXHIBITION EXAMPLE: Stereo A159 (Forme 3) used within London cancelled with a very fine red Maltese Cross and on reverse in the same colour a boxed "PD/MY 6/1840" ds. The env. also has a lightly struck "T.P./Chancery Lane " hs. Light bend and very slightly toned. One of the finest 1st day of use Mulready items. SG ME2 £25,000.

    Estimate: £3400  Realised: £2600 ×

     



     

    Lot 10

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 2d MULREADY ENVELOPE - VERY RARE UNPLACED STEREO: Stereo a195, an unused example of this unplaced stereo. Two small hinge marks on reverse, otherwise fine. SG ME4c £625. Note- a195 is scarce and being the lowest Stereo known was probably substituted by a204 at an early stage.

    Estimate: £160
    Realised: £120

    Great Britain Specialised, Collections & Literature - July 2024, Lot 10

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 2d MULREADY ENVELOPE - VERY RARE UNPLACED STEREO: Stereo a195, an unused example of this unplaced stereo. Two small hinge marks on reverse, otherwise fine. SG ME4c £625. Note- a195 is scarce and being the lowest Stereo known was probably substituted by a204 at an early stage.

    Estimate: £160  Realised: £120 ×

     



     

    Lot 11

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - IPSWICH 1d MULREADY LETTER SHEET: 5 Nov. 1841 1d Letter sheet stereo A234 Forme 6 (vertical crease through centre + repaired tear at right centre) with black MX Ipswich to London. Cross Reference : SUFFOLK

    Estimate: £50

    Great Britain Specialised, Collections & Literature - July 2024, Lot 11

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - IPSWICH 1d MULREADY LETTER SHEET: 5 Nov. 1841 1d Letter sheet stereo A234 Forme 6 (vertical crease through centre + repaired tear at right centre) with black MX Ipswich to London. Cross Reference : SUFFOLK

    Estimate: £50 ×

     



     

    Lot 12

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 1d MULREADY ENVELOPE STEREO 132 - FORME 1 used 10 Sept 1840 from Maidstone to Brigg with a red MX cancellation, soiled and folded. Also Stereo A175 - forme 4 used from Hitchin to Dunstable with a fine central red MX. Folded but fine appearance. Plus a modern reprint of Stereo A178. (3 covers)

    Estimate: £120
    Realised: £85

    Great Britain Specialised, Collections & Literature - July 2024, Lot 12

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 1d MULREADY ENVELOPE STEREO 132 - FORME 1 used 10 Sept 1840 from Maidstone to Brigg with a red MX cancellation, soiled and folded. Also Stereo A175 - forme 4 used from Hitchin to Dunstable with a fine central red MX. Folded but fine appearance. Plus a modern reprint of Stereo A178. (3 covers)

    Estimate: £120  Realised: £85 ×

     



     

    Lot 13

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 1d ENVELOPE STEREO A133 - FORME 1 used within Shiffnal, cancelled with a very fine red MX and matching lightly struck "SHIFFNAL" cds nearby.

    Estimate: £122
    Realised: £90

    Great Britain Specialised, Collections & Literature - July 2024, Lot 13

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 1d ENVELOPE STEREO A133 - FORME 1 used within Shiffnal, cancelled with a very fine red MX and matching lightly struck "SHIFFNAL" cds nearby.

    Estimate: £122  Realised: £90 ×

     



     

    Lot 14

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 1d MULREADY ENVELOPE - STEREO A135 - FORME 1 used 1 Nov. 1840 from Ardee to Dublin, cancelled with a v. fine orange-red MX with grey-green "ARDEE" cds on reverse. The env. has been folded over at top to put the head of Britannia on the reverse. The sender changed the original address prior to sending. A scarce Irish use.

    Estimate: £300

    Great Britain Specialised, Collections & Literature - July 2024, Lot 14

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 1d MULREADY ENVELOPE - STEREO A135 - FORME 1 used 1 Nov. 1840 from Ardee to Dublin, cancelled with a v. fine orange-red MX with grey-green "ARDEE" cds on reverse. The env. has been folded over at top to put the head of Britannia on the reverse. The sender changed the original address prior to sending. A scarce Irish use.

    Estimate: £300 ×

     



     

    Lot 15

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 1d ENVELOPE - STEREO A143 - FORME 2 - LATE USE OF RED MALTESE CROSS OUTSIDE LONDON: 14 Feb 1841 (Valentines Day!!) used from Durham to Cambridge and neatly cancelled with a red MX. Fine. Note the GBPS lists 14 Feb. 1841 as the 1st date (Sunday) that black ink was used outside London. This item was therefore used on the last day red ink was officially used.

    Estimate: £120
    Realised: £200

    Great Britain Specialised, Collections & Literature - July 2024, Lot 15

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 1d ENVELOPE - STEREO A143 - FORME 2 - LATE USE OF RED MALTESE CROSS OUTSIDE LONDON: 14 Feb 1841 (Valentines Day!!) used from Durham to Cambridge and neatly cancelled with a red MX. Fine. Note the GBPS lists 14 Feb. 1841 as the 1st date (Sunday) that black ink was used outside London. This item was therefore used on the last day red ink was officially used.

    Estimate: £120  Realised: £200 ×

     



     

    Lot 16

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 1d ENVELOPE - STEREO A144 - FORME 2 used 15 Sept 1841 from York to Sheffield, cancelled contrary to regulations with two strike of a black MX. Fine. [Ex E. Martin].

    Estimate: £120
    Realised: £85

    Great Britain Specialised, Collections & Literature - July 2024, Lot 16

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 1d ENVELOPE - STEREO A144 - FORME 2 used 15 Sept 1841 from York to Sheffield, cancelled contrary to regulations with two strike of a black MX. Fine. [Ex E. Martin].

    Estimate: £120  Realised: £85 ×

     



     

    Lot 17

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 1d ENVELOPE - STEREO A153 - FORME 2 used from Bristol to Cardiff dated 30 May 1840 and cancelled with two v. fine strikes of a red brown MX. A good early date.

    Estimate: £300
    Realised: £220

    Great Britain Specialised, Collections & Literature - July 2024, Lot 17

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 1d ENVELOPE - STEREO A153 - FORME 2 used from Bristol to Cardiff dated 30 May 1840 and cancelled with two v. fine strikes of a red brown MX. A good early date.

    Estimate: £300  Realised: £220 ×

     



     

    Lot 18

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 1d ENVELOPE - STEREO A175 - FORME 4 used 27 Feb 1841 from London to Pembroke cancelled contrary to regulations by a fine black MX well clear of Britannia. Fine.

    Estimate: £120
    Realised: £90

    Great Britain Specialised, Collections & Literature - July 2024, Lot 18

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 1d ENVELOPE - STEREO A175 - FORME 4 used 27 Feb 1841 from London to Pembroke cancelled contrary to regulations by a fine black MX well clear of Britannia. Fine.

    Estimate: £120  Realised: £90 ×

     





     

    Lot 19

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 1d MULREADY ENVELOPE: Stereo A181, Forme 4 unused, one flap reduced and trace of bends. Also an unused 1d letter sheet Stereo A17, Forme 2 (faults). An example of the J Valentine "INTEMPERANCE/IS THE /BANE OF SOCIETY" envelope unused. Small mount remains on reverse. 1908 JPS envs. (2, one unused). (5 items)

    Estimate: £140

    Great Britain Specialised, Collections & Literature - July 2024, Lot 19

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 1d MULREADY ENVELOPE: Stereo A181, Forme 4 unused, one flap reduced and trace of bends. Also an unused 1d letter sheet Stereo A17, Forme 2 (faults). An example of the J Valentine "INTEMPERANCE/IS THE /BANE OF SOCIETY" envelope unused. Small mount remains on reverse. 1908 JPS envs. (2, one unused). (5 items)

    Estimate: £140 ×

     



     

    Lot 20

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 1d MULREADY ENVELOPE STEREO A189 - FORME 4 used 21 July 1840 from Bury St. Edmunds to Hepworth with a good red MX cancellation. Also 1d letter sheet stereo A51, forme 4 used 21 Jan 1843 from York to Knaresborough with a fine black MX cancellation. Some creasing but a pleasant example. (2 covers)

    Estimate: £160
    Realised: £120

    Great Britain Specialised, Collections & Literature - July 2024, Lot 20

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 1d MULREADY ENVELOPE STEREO A189 - FORME 4 used 21 July 1840 from Bury St. Edmunds to Hepworth with a good red MX cancellation. Also 1d letter sheet stereo A51, forme 4 used 21 Jan 1843 from York to Knaresborough with a fine black MX cancellation. Some creasing but a pleasant example. (2 covers)

    Estimate: £160  Realised: £120 ×

 

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