1841-57 line-engraved group comprising Imperf 1d Red-brown [AA] unused, four margins except just touching lower right, 1d Red-brown [GF] with neat '72' London numeral and 2d Blue [CF] (SG 8, 8a, 14); Perf 16 1d Red-brown [KF]? (SG 17); and Perf 14 2d Blue [TE], 1d Rose-red [FE], neat London N/17 numeral, and 1d Deep Rose [PC], neat '50' in diamond numeral (SG 34, 40, 41). Mostly fine and cat £847 (7)
1888 £1 Brown-lilac Watermark Orbs lettered 'DD', cancelled boxed 'C.H.B./G.P.O.' and with portion of 'MANCHESTER/TELEGRAPH' cds NO 30 88. A very attractive example of this stamp free of any defects. SG 186, cat £4250
1934 Re-engraved Seahorses 5/- (3) and 10/- (corner fault), etc, perfin 'G & G' tied by London cds to 1935 (1 Jan) Gordon & Gotch airmail cover to Melbourne (1/3d half oz. airmail x 21). Stamps cat £335 off cover
1855 (16 Jul) entire from Liverpool to Wigan with 1d SC14 (defect at top) cancelled Liverpool '466' sideways duplex. Very fine, the contents comprising a broadside headed ''PACKET OF THE 5TH AUGUST/ROYAL MAIL SHIP/JAMES BAINES'