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 923 - Great Britain  -  Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

Lot 923 - Great Britain - Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

GRAN BRETAÑA. 1837. ´Dickinson´ Letter Sheet (1d. For 1 Ounce), design in yellow-buff on wove paper with silk threads, with ´London District Post´ within woven design on reverse and ´Not To Exceed One Ounce´ at left and right, space left for address in centre. Slight fault on front panel but very rare: it was the adoption of John Dickinson´s scheme that was to lead to Penny Postage in 1840. A seldom seen item.

Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

Great Britain
Price: € 100.00
Lot 928 - Great Britain  -  Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

Lot 928 - Great Britain - Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

GRAN BRETAÑA. 1867. Envelope to PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, franked 2s. blue, plate 1, tied by CAMBRIDGE ´158´ duplex. Obverse also bears Cape Town transit cds.Part of back flap missing.

Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

Great Britain
Price: € 125.00
Lot 932 - Great Britain  -  Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

Lot 932 - Great Britain - Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

GRAN BRETAÑA. 1904 (Apr 1). Cover to SYDNEY, Australia franked at 2 1/2 d. rate with 1902 1/2 d. and 2 x 1 d. red tied by LONDON squared circle datestamps with scarce usage of ´London, Brighton & South Coast Railway´ 2 d. yellow green tied by BEXHILL oval handstamp in violet with manuscript ´Post at London Bridge´. A delightful cover. Scott 127, 128.

Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

Great Britain
Price: € 100.00
Lot 926 - Great Britain  -  Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

Lot 926 - Great Britain - Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

GRAN BRETAÑA. 1857. Cover used to DUNOON bearing 1 d. red stars cancelled by the v. scarce GLENDARUEL local blue hs with backstamps of CAIRNDOW & DUNDOON. Back flap missing. Rare.

Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

Great Britain
Price: € 100.00
Lot 921 - Great Britain  -  Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

Lot 921 - Great Britain - Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

GRAN BRETAÑA. 1883. 5 stamps, fresh colours. Light hinged. SG.187/91. Stanley Gibbons.762£.

Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

Great Britain
Price: € 80.00
Lot 927 - Great Britain  -  Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

Lot 927 - Great Britain - Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

GRAN BRETAÑA. 1858 (Marzo). LONDON a BARCELONA. 1 p. rojo, 4 p. rosa y 6 p. lila. Tasada a la llegada con 4 reales. Rara circulada antes del convenio postal con Inglaterra (1-10-58). SG.40, 66, 69.

Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

Great Britain
Price: € 100.00
Lot 920 - Great Britain  -  Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

Lot 920 - Great Britain - Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

GRAN BRETAÑA. Conjunto de 19 sellos del 1 p. negro y una pareja del 2 p. azul. Calidades diversas. Yv.1 y 2.

Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

Great Britain
Price: € 400.00
Lot 929 - Great Britain  -  Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

Lot 929 - Great Britain - Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

GRAN BRETAÑA. 1874. MANCHESTER a USA. Circulada con tres sellos de 1 p. rojo (un sello defecto) reexpedida en el interior de US con sello de 3 ctvos. verde. Magnífico franqueo mixto.

Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

Great Britain
Price: € 200.00
Lot 924 - Great Britain  -  Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

Lot 924 - Great Britain - Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

GRAN BRETAÑA. 1842-52. BRITISH POST OFFICE. CADIZ (Spain). Two entire letters from Cádiz to Porto (Portugal) with fine B.C./CADIZ (2 different types) circular hardstamp in black. Framed P. BRITº and charged 120+40 reis. A nice pair.

Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

Great Britain
Price: € 75.00
Lot 925 - Great Britain  -  Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

Lot 925 - Great Britain - Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

GRAN BRETAÑA. 1850(April 12th). Entire letter from Glasgow to Pictou, NOVA SCOTIA franked for internal rate only with 1841 1d red brown tied ´159´ obliterator, charged 1 shilling in manuscript with Glasgow cds and Victoria-NS arrival (May 2nd) on reverse in black. A fine entire. SG 8.

Soler Y Llach Stamps and Postal History of Spain, featuring China, Colombia – Prephilatelic Spanish period –, British Colonies, Japan, Portugal and Switzerland

Great Britain
Price: € 150.00