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 2170 - europe Great Britain -  BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

Lot 2170 - europe Great Britain - BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

1£. brun-violet. obl. Cachet à date. (SG#129, 4500£). TB.
Estimate €3500

BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

europe Great Britain
Price: € 2,000.00
Lot 2171 - europe Great Britain -  BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

Lot 2171 - europe Great Britain - BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

10s. gris. Obl. Cachet à date. Papier blanc. (SG#135, 4000£). TB.
Estimate €4000

BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

europe Great Britain
Price: € 2,500.00
Lot 2167 - europe Great Britain -  BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

Lot 2167 - europe Great Britain - BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

1840. 1d. Black. Plate 4. Watermark Small Crown. Imperforate. Block of 4. Lettered H-D/H-E/I-D/I-E (S.G. Spec.AS23) unused with original gum is genuine. Creased and faults.

BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

europe Great Britain
Price: € 86,500.00
Lot 2168 - europe Great Britain -  BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

Lot 2168 - europe Great Britain - BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

1840. 2d. blue. Plate 1. Lettered LA-LB. Mint part margin inscriptional pair from the left of the sheet.

BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

europe Great Britain
Price: € 230,000.00
Lot 2175 - europe Great Britain -  BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

Lot 2175 - europe Great Britain - BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

Série complète. 9 valeurs. Certaines valeurs **. Fraicheur remarquable. SUP.

BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

europe Great Britain
Price: € 3,000.00
Lot 2176 - europe Great Britain -  BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

Lot 2176 - europe Great Britain - BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

2p. violet + 3p. violet + 9p. vert. 3 valeurs. SUP.
Estimate €1650

BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

europe Great Britain
Price: € 1,000.00
Lot 2174 - europe Great Britain -  BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

Lot 2174 - europe Great Britain - BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

SG 57 1854, 10d. brown. Magnificent unsed OG block of 8 from the two top rows of the sheet, just touched at lower right with a couple of minor creases as is to be expected with such a multiple. A stunning exhibition piece of the highest rarity accompanied by 1982 Holcombe certif. and 2001 BPA certif. ex Burras and Frazer

BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

europe Great Britain
Price: € 150,000.00
Lot 2169 - europe Great Britain -  BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

Lot 2169 - europe Great Britain - BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

1840. Entire letter ro Dijon. Franked with horizontal strip of 5 and pair 2d. Blue. Plate 1. Lettered FE-FI, FJ-FK (SG5). Cancelled by Red Maltesse Crosses and red Calais 27311340 cds, with 'Newton/Penny post' handstamp and blue Paris cds. Backstamp boxed 'N°1' London, Paris and Dijon cds.

BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

europe Great Britain
Price: € 80,000.00
Lot 2172 - europe Great Britain -  BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

Lot 2172 - europe Great Britain - BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

1£. violet. Obl. Cachet à date. Papier blanc. (SG#136, 9000£). TB.
Estimate €7000

BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

europe Great Britain
Price: € 5,000.00
Lot 2201 - europe Great Britain -  BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

Lot 2201 - europe Great Britain - BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

1£. brun-lilas. Surcharge G.P.O. Obl. (SG#T17 - Cote 950£). TB.

BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

europe Great Britain
Price: € 225.00