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 1064 - Great Britain cinderellas -  Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

Lot 1064 - Great Britain cinderellas - Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

4 Attractive anti-German cinderellas of World War I: Zeppelin, orphans, Edith Cavell and Lusitania wreck, interesting!

Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

Great Britain cinderellas
Price: $ 10.00
Lot 1051 - Great Britain postal history -  Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

Lot 1051 - Great Britain postal history - Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

20/SE/1949 Firenze - Argentina, airmail cover franked with 160L., arrival backstamp of Buenos Aires, VF!

Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

Great Britain postal history
Price: $ 25.00
Lot 1061 - Great Britain Lots and Collections -  Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

Lot 1061 - Great Britain Lots and Collections - Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

POSTAGE: Lot of stamps and sets of circa 1980 to 2000, all MNH, with a total face value of over £104 (approximately US$130), good lot to use as postage at a good discount!

Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

Great Britain Lots and Collections
Price: $ 65.00
Lot 1055 - Great Britain Lots and Collections -  Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

Lot 1055 - Great Britain Lots and Collections - Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

Good lot of old stamps, fine to VF general quality, HIGH CATALOG VALUE, good opportunity at low start!

Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

Great Britain Lots and Collections
Price: $ 200.00
Lot 1059 - Great Britain Lots and Collections -  Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

Lot 1059 - Great Britain Lots and Collections - Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

Lot of used stamps, almost all with INVERTED OVERPRINT, very fine general quality!

Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

Great Britain Lots and Collections
Price: $ 10.00
Lot 1053 - Great Britain postal history -  Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

Lot 1053 - Great Britain postal history - Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

4/JUN/1968 East Bridgeford - MARANDELLAS (Rhodesia), registered cover with good transit marks of Salisbury (22/JUN), Causeway (24/JUN), and arrival cancel 25/JUN, VF quality!

Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

Great Britain postal history
Price: $ 10.00
Lot 1054 - Great Britain postal history -  Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

Lot 1054 - Great Britain postal history - Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

2 Fragments of modern covers with large postages of £86.85 and 55.20, very nice!

Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

Great Britain postal history
Price: $ 1.00
Lot 1052 - Great Britain postal history -  Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

Lot 1052 - Great Britain postal history - Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

22/JUN/1967 Bangor - Argentina, cover initially with meter postage of 4p. and the uprated with additional 3c. given its destination to South America, with printed matter promoting the British Cerro Torre Expedition (in Patagonia), with a request for donations in exchange for sending a postcard from base camp, VF quality!

Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

Great Britain postal history
Price: $ 10.00
Lot 1056 - Great Britain Lots and Collections -  Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

Lot 1056 - Great Britain Lots and Collections - Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

Large stockbook with many used stamps (including some mint) from very old to modern, fine general quality (unchecked, some may have defects, but the general quality is fine), VERY HIGH CATALOG VALUE, good opportunity at low start! ATTENTION: please view ALL the photos of the lot, because all the stamps have been scanned. Heavy lot, shipping costs worldwide from Argentina will be between US$35 and 45, please bear this in mind when placing your bid. (We can also dispatch the stamps alone, without the stockbook, in small glassine envelopes, one per page; in that case, the shipping costs would be approx. US$15)

Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

Great Britain Lots and Collections
Price: $ 150.00
Lot 1060 - Great Britain Lots and Collections -  Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

Lot 1060 - Great Britain Lots and Collections - Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

CHEAP POSTAGE: Lot of MNH stamps with an overall face value of £51+, perfect lot to use as postage with a very good discount!

Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2031 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: General July auction

Great Britain Lots and Collections
Price: $ 25.00