1840 (17 Nov) Mulready Lettersheet 1d black Stereo A35 used with red MX cancel to London, filing fold and part torn on the fold with various wrinkles, incomplete DERBY arc in red and red arrival backstamp. SG ME1 Cat £550.
1841 1d red-brown large assembly of approx 550 examples neatly laid out on Hagner pages, varying margins and condition, mostly numeral cancels but includes around 165 with black MX cancels. Very mixed but useful study lot. STC £19,250.
1841-1864 Stock of penny reds includes 1858 1d plates part run of numbers plus many extras mostly sound used (approx 700), then 1854-7 1d stars (approx 400), and finishes with a range of 1841 1d imperfs (approx 40 plus dozen more all poor, seconds), good for postmarks, plates used, noted 1d plate 106 & 187 mint.
1854 (Jun 8) Entire Letter (faults) Birmingham to London bearing 1st issue 1d red-brown (CD) tied Birmingham spoon cancel 75 numeral, receiving backstamp, some ink spots and faults otherwise nice strike of the spoon cancel. Footnote references Band of Hope, a society promoting lifelong abstention from alcohol founded in 1847.