Great Britain - Stamp Auctions

In 1661 British Royal Mail, created the world's first stamped-mail service by adopting the “Bishop marks" so that no letter Carrier may delay a letter from post to post. In 1680 William Dockwra opened an independent postal service for local delivery in London using “Penny Post Paid” for payment marking. Within two years British post shut down Dockwra’s service, but continued operating a local “Penny Post” using a remarkably similar triangular stamp. Letters marked with Dockwra’s original stamps are extremely rare and bring high prices in stamp auctions.

The next big innovation in postal services was when Rowland Hill proposal for prepaid letters and suggested that postage be uniformly charged by weight, rather than destination. To ensure payment he proposed the use of adhesive stamps and in May 1840, Britain’s first adhesive stamps were on sale to the public. These first two stamps, known as the Penny Black and Two Pence Blue, featured the portrait of Queen Victoria, “Postage” along the top and the price along the bottom, the name "Great Britain" were not included and this tradition continues as of today. The stamps were cancelled by canceller shaped like a Maltese cross and required colored ink.For the British Empire Exhibition in 1924 held in London the first commemorative sets were issued showing the bust of King George V and a symbolic roaring lion. Only in 1953 after the crowing of QE II set was issued GB adopted the trend of issuing set of stamps commemorating national event.

Collecting GB stamps is very popular as being the innovators of postage stamps and therefor our great hobby of stamp collecting. King George IV was a great collector and his collections are kept by British Crown.

Lot 1152 - -  FOREIGN COUNTRIES Great Britain -  A. Karamitsos Postal & Live Internet Auction 693 General Philatelic Auction

Lot 1152 - - FOREIGN COUNTRIES Great Britain - A. Karamitsos Postal & Live Internet Auction 693 General Philatelic Auction

6d grey 1876 QV plate 15, u/m. Certificate Raybaudi (1999). (SG 147-500GBP).

A. Karamitsos Postal & Live Internet Auction 693 General Philatelic Auction

- FOREIGN COUNTRIES Great Britain
Price: € 125.00
Lot 1155 - -  FOREIGN COUNTRIES Great Britain -  A. Karamitsos Postal & Live Internet Auction 693 General Philatelic Auction

Lot 1155 - - FOREIGN COUNTRIES Great Britain - A. Karamitsos Postal & Live Internet Auction 693 General Philatelic Auction

5s. rose, u. (Stanley Gibbons 180).

A. Karamitsos Postal & Live Internet Auction 693 General Philatelic Auction

- FOREIGN COUNTRIES Great Britain
Price: € 70.00
Lot 1151 - -  FOREIGN COUNTRIES Great Britain -  A. Karamitsos Postal & Live Internet Auction 693 General Philatelic Auction

Lot 1151 - - FOREIGN COUNTRIES Great Britain - A. Karamitsos Postal & Live Internet Auction 693 General Philatelic Auction

6d lilac 1862 QV, u/m. Certificate Raybaudi (1999). (SG 84-2200GBP).

A. Karamitsos Postal & Live Internet Auction 693 General Philatelic Auction

- FOREIGN COUNTRIES Great Britain
Price: € 550.00
Lot 1154 - -  FOREIGN COUNTRIES Great Britain -  A. Karamitsos Postal & Live Internet Auction 693 General Philatelic Auction

Lot 1154 - - FOREIGN COUNTRIES Great Britain - A. Karamitsos Postal & Live Internet Auction 693 General Philatelic Auction

3d rose 1881 QV plate 21, u/m. Certificate Raybaudi (1999). (SG 158-500GBP).

A. Karamitsos Postal & Live Internet Auction 693 General Philatelic Auction

- FOREIGN COUNTRIES Great Britain
Price: € 125.00
Lot 1153 - -  FOREIGN COUNTRIES Great Britain -  A. Karamitsos Postal & Live Internet Auction 693 General Philatelic Auction

Lot 1153 - - FOREIGN COUNTRIES Great Britain - A. Karamitsos Postal & Live Internet Auction 693 General Philatelic Auction

4d QV 1877 sage-green (plate 15), u. (SG 153-325GBP).

A. Karamitsos Postal & Live Internet Auction 693 General Philatelic Auction

- FOREIGN COUNTRIES Great Britain
Price: € 78.00
Lot 1149 - -  FOREIGN COUNTRIES Great Britain -  A. Karamitsos Postal & Live Internet Auction 693 General Philatelic Auction

Lot 1149 - - FOREIGN COUNTRIES Great Britain - A. Karamitsos Postal & Live Internet Auction 693 General Philatelic Auction

2d 1858-79 QV blue perf. 14 in pair on fragment. Plate 12, u. (SG 45).

A. Karamitsos Postal & Live Internet Auction 693 General Philatelic Auction

- FOREIGN COUNTRIES Great Britain
Price: € 80.00
Lot 1150 - -  FOREIGN COUNTRIES Great Britain -  A. Karamitsos Postal & Live Internet Auction 693 General Philatelic Auction

Lot 1150 - - FOREIGN COUNTRIES Great Britain - A. Karamitsos Postal & Live Internet Auction 693 General Philatelic Auction

1s. green of "Queen Victoria" issue, u. VF. (Stanley Gibbons 72).

A. Karamitsos Postal & Live Internet Auction 693 General Philatelic Auction

- FOREIGN COUNTRIES Great Britain
Price: € 75.00
Lot 4771 - europe Great Britain -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Lot 4771 - europe Great Britain - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

O.W. Official 1896 (March 24): 1 d. lilac, Die II, a used example on 1901 OHMS cover to Cannon Street, EC, tied by hooded London datestamp (Feb 15) in black. Reverse of cover signed by sender (?) M.R. Jaff, the addressee's name assisted in another ink. An extremely rare stamp on letter Gi L33 = £ 1'000.

Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 Day 2

europe Great Britain
Price: CHF 200.00
Lot 4769 - europe Great Britain -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Lot 4769 - europe Great Britain - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

O.W. Official 1902 (Feb): ½ d. blue-green, an unused block of four of fresh colour, tied to small piece by "Parliament St. / SW" datestamps (Jan 16, 1902) in black. Superb, an extremely scarce stamop in a used multiple Gi L32 = £ 900+.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. C.L. Casimir, Bonhams, London, 1 March 2006, lot 533.

Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 Day 2

europe Great Britain
Price: CHF 200.00
Lot 4770 - europe Great Britain -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Lot 4770 - europe Great Britain - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

O.W. Official 1896 (March 24): 1 d. lilac, Die II, an unused block of four of deep colour, superb and fine, large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. A very scarce multiple Gi L33 = £ 2'000+.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 24 April 2003, lot 956.

Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 Day 2

europe Great Britain
Price: CHF 500.00