Lot 320 Great Britain #1 1840 1p black Queen Victoria Imperforate, Plate 2, unused (no gum) with four large margins, showing part of the stamp below. From position EA. Deep, fresh colour, extremely fine and a lovely example of the world’s first stamp. SG #2, £12,500; Scott CV U$11,000.
Lot 850 United States 1867 #63, 68 10c green Washington Pair and 1c blue Franklin to Naples, endorsed “per City of Baltimore”. Stamps with deep fresh colour, tied by segmented corks and New York Nov 23 c.d.s. and PD to destination. Received in Calais on Dec 5 and with Napoli Dec 9 backstamp. Right stamp has a few short perfs and cover with a horizontal crease, else very fine and a colourful cover. Estimate C$150.